Daddy’s book. Rayanna the very naughty mouse.
Friday went quite smoothly for Cara, Rayanna did as she was told, did her homework plus any other chores Cara wanted her to do. Rayanna was very quiet, but Cara put it down to her being very sore and didn’t want to get into trouble again. The truth was Rayanna was hatching a plan, as she overheard Cara and Diago talking, saying that Cara would be out all Saturday and overnight and Diago was watching the football at his friends, Rick’s house. Which meant she could get out and meet Susquie. She just needed to get hold of a phone. She knew Cara had an old phone in her bedroom, in one of the drawers, she needed the chance to search her bedroom. At 3pm she got the chance, as Diago was at work, Cara had to pick the older kids up from school and college. Giving Rayanna the chance to search.
“Rayanna, I’m going to pick the others up, do you want to stay or come ? If you stay, you do not leave this house. Understood.” Cara told her sternly. “Yes M’am,“ Rayanna told her sarcastically, giving her a salute, “I know, I’m staying, I will be in my room, okay. I will not take a step outside.” Starting to walk to her room. “I’ll have less of the sarcasm thank you very much.” Cara called to her. Rayanna muttered, “yeah, fuck you.” And went to her room, but didn’t close the door, she waited to hear Cara leave the house, hearing the car reverse down the drive then drive away.
Cara was gone.
Rayanna ran to Cara’s bedroom, leaving the door ajar, she searched the chest of drawers, nothing, her second chest of drawers, nothing. “Shit, where is it ?” She whispered. Looking around the room, she went to the bedside cabinet. Nothing in the top drawer, her final chance was the bottom drawer. If it wasn’t there she was screwed. Looking inside the last drawer, there it was, right at the back. Quickly Rayanna grabbed it, managed to switch it on. Running to her own room, she dialed Suquie’s mobile number, praying she answered. “Hello, who is this ?” The familiar voice said. “Suqsss, is that you, oh my god, I wasn’t sure if you’d have your phone. Are you okay? How are you? God I miss you.” Rayanna said, excited but scared in case anyone heard her. They chatted quietly, “Listen Suqs, I can’t stay on long, I’ve got Cara’s old phone. Mamma and Pappa are away, tomorrow Cara’s out all day and overnight and Diago’s going to watch football at his mates. I’m gonna be able to sneak out, do you wanna go out somewhere ?” Rayanna said, looking through the window to see if the others were home. “Hell yeah Ray, do you wanna go to town ?” Suquie asked. “It’s too close, I don’t know where Cara’s going, what bout Crinkster, we’ve been by train with school trips ? I need to find out when Diago’s going out but I heard him say 11am coz they were going to buy food and drink first.” Rayanna explained. “Okay, if I get there earlier I can get the tickets then we can go as soon as you arrive. I’ll find the times, can you keep hold of the phone do ya think ? I can message when I know the time for you to get there.” Suquie asked. “Okay, look I’ve gotta go, but can’t wait to see you tomorrow.” Rayanna hung up, made sure the phone was on silent then stuffed it inside her sock drawer. Rushing to Cara’s room to make sure it looked normal, then closed the door. The one thing she did need was cash, so she looked at her savings, £35.50. She needed more money. She knew Pappa has money in his office, there’s a jar behind some books. She’d seen him take money out of it before, checking the time she thought she had enough time to go and look. Creeping into the office, she went to the shelves of books. Seeing a thick dictionary and thesaurus, she moved them to the floor, finding the jar. Taking it down, she removed the lid, there were loads of notes inside, taking a £20 note, she thought about it and took another 5, then 4 more. It would not be missed but she didn’t care anyway. Putting everything back in place, she hid the money with the phone. Excited they now had a plan and a fucking awesome one too, she thought.
That night Rayanna was so excited but trying to hide it from Cara was really hard, “Why are you smirking so much Ray ? Asked Cara. “No reason.” She replied. “What are you up to?” Cara asked again. “NOTHING, how can I be up to anything, I can’t go anywhere or do anything.” Rayanna shouted at her sister before leaving the lounge and running to her bedroom. Cara stood there for a second, shocked at the outburst, she headed to Rayanna’s bedroom. “Ray, I’m coming in.” She said gently knocking on the door. “Go away, Cara.” Rayanna shouted, but Cara walked in, sitting on a chair. “What’s up ? Is this because you’ve been grounded for so long?” She asked. Rayanna sniffed, “I just feel trapped, I can’t do anything, go anywhere without being watched.” She told her. “Look, you know full well that you’ve deserved this punishment. But it’s not forever so you just need to deal with it. But throwing a tantrum, shouting at me will only make it worse for you. Do you think Pappa would let you speak that way, we both know he would spank your butt, regardless of your bruises. Now I think you should go to bed early, get ready for bed now and you can read in bed for a while. I will leave your spanking tonight but do this again, and I will give you a right hiding.” Cara bent down to kiss her baby sister, before walking out. As soon as the door closed, Rayanna looked up, smirking that she’d fooled her stupid sister. Going through her clothes she picked out her outfit and shoved it under the bed so she could quickly get changed when Diago left. She put all the money she’d taken into her handbag, everything was sorted so she got ready for bed, read for a bit before going to sleep.
The following morning, Rayanna had butterflies in her tummy, excited and terribly nervous, Cara didn’t even give her, her morning spanking, thinking Rayanna was still feeling a bit low. She left the house at 10am, giving her a sharp warning to behave. You’ve not got a clue, you stupid bitch, thought Rayanna as she watched Cara leave. An hour later Diago left, after a warning not to do anything silly. Like earlier she watched Diago leave, waiting another 5 minutes before she quickly got changed, grabbed her bag and mobile phone, put music on loudly in her room, so the other kids thought she was in there, crept to the back door, one more look around, then she left. Running to the train station, she messaged Suquie to tell her she was on her way.
Ten minutes later, they were on the train. Chatting about all sorts of things, Suquie was back at school and 3 of the bullies who had been awful to Suquie had been expelled, she explained, the other 2 were suspended. Eventually they arrived at Crinkster. Suquie knew how to get to the huge shopping centre, Rayanna had never been to one so big without an adult. Deciding to stop at a cafe first, they bought drinks and a cake each, the conversations never stopped, there was so much to catch up on. Rayanna told her about the punishment she got from Finch, Suquie felt so guilty but Rayanna said she would do it all over again, if needed.
The girls chatted and giggled as they finished their coffee and cake, then they began to wander around the shops. “I’ve not got much money, “ Suquie said, “but I know how to just get what I want.” Rayanna stopped, “You…….you mean nick them?” She was startled. “Yeah, I’ve done it before, makeup, jewelry, even got some tops too!” Suquie told her. “How…….how have you….how do you do it ? I took money outta Pappa’s office.” Rayanna replied. “Where’s the fun in that ? You don’t need that today, well not for small stuff. I’ll show you how. Come on, let’s go in here.” Suquie told her.
They walked into a makeup shop, Rayanna noticed there were lots of staff everywhere, offering baskets to put their shopping in. Soon she got carried away with all the makeup, when suddenly she saw Suquie pocket a lipstick. She had been holding 3 lipsticks, but there was only 1 in the basket. “Suq, look I can buy you these, I’ve got money.” Rayanna whispered. “Yeah, but this way is loads of fun.”Suquie told her. “Look you hold a few in your hand, lippy, eye liner, the staff can’t see how many you’ve got, as you’re deciding what to buy, you can pocket 1 or 2.” Rayanna didn’t try it out, she paid for her makeup and 1 item for Suquie.
The next shop they went to was a jewelry store. Racks and racks of earrings, bracelets etc. “Try it out Ray, put a few earrings in your hand, like this,” Suquie showed her, “Then as you put them back, keep one in your palm. That one hand goes to your pocket, you slide it in there, and no one notices. “ Suquie whispered, she had actually slipped 2 pairs of earrings in her pocket whilst showing her best friend. Rayanna was really scared of stealing anything, but was also a tiny bit excited. Could she do this ? When they were about 8-10 years old, they stole sweets together, but not many. She did as Suquie instructed, then as she put 2 back, she kept hold of one packet, holding the earrings with her thumb to her palm. A few seconds later, she stuck her hand in her pocket and pushed the earrings inside.
They didn’t steal loads of stuff, Rayanna had money, so she bought some tops and shorts for herself and for Suquie. They were having a great day. Having a pizza each for lunch, thanks to the money Rayanna stole from her Pappa, a pudding each and a couple of drinks. They were nicely full by the time they were ready to shop again.
Unbeknown to them, they were getting followed by a couple of security officers. They had been alerted by the CCTV operators, as they had been watching the movements of these 2 females for a while, having seen on video them both stealing some items. The security guards were just waiting for the CCTV supervisor to approve it then they would arrest the girls and take them to the office.
There was a Cadbury’s World shop in this massive shopping centre, Rayanna had to buy some chocolate. There was a huge 1 kilogram bar for £30.00. So she bought 2, 1 each for them, leaving Suquie to wander around the shop. There were staff members holding trays of chocolates, cut up into small pieces for the public to try, especially if they had a new brand out. Suquie’s pockets were quite full by the time Rayanna found her, so she was going to put her stolen goods into one of her bags, once they were out of the shop. Excited about the selection of chocolate they had “purchased”, they walked out giggling.
“Excuse me ladies, we need to have a word with you both, please.” This massive security guard said to them. “We have reason to believe you’ve been shoplifting. Come and stand over here, thank you.” The man told them, taking Rayanna’s bags, the other guard took Suquie’s, then they moved the girls to the side of the footpath. Rayanna felt sick, her paws began to shake, so she grabbed Suquie’s paw. They watched as both guards put those disposable gloves on, they took a bag out of their pockets. The officers asked the girls to put their paws out to the sides, as they searched all their pockets, emptying all the contents in the bag. “Do you have receipts for all this makeup and jewelry?” One asked, “Erm, no, we didn’t bother keeping ‘em,” Suquie told them with a shaky voice. “Strange because in your shopping bag, you have receipts for almost all things. Right we will sort this out at the station. Come with us now.” Suquie tried to pull away from the guard, “Right, that’s quite enough, you don’t want me to get my handcuffs out, do you ?” Her guard told her, Suquie shook her head. “Let’s go then,”
Rayanna and Suquie walked slowly to the security offices, where the CCTV monitors were. Instructing both girls to go into a room on the left. They were told to sit down next to each other, as one of the guards sat in front. “Can I get you both a drink, water, pop, coffee ?” “Coke please,” Rayanna said very quietly, “Can I have the same please.” Suquie asked.” Sure I will get them now.” He said before he left the room.
The huge security guard, sat in front of them. “Right, let’s start with your names,” He said as he took a notebook and pen out from his jacket. The girls never spoke. “Right we can do this easily, telling us what we need to know, or I will just go through your bag and I’d rather not have to do that. But the police will, when they arrive.” He told them sternly. “The police !” Rayanna squeaked. “Yes, they will be here soon. So come on girls. Tell me your names ?” He asked again just as the other guard came in carrying 2 cans of coke, and 2 coffees for them, he handed one coffee to the other guard then sat down. “Rayanna………..Rayanna Weedle, I’m 14.” Rayanna said quietly. “Okay, thank you Rayanna. And you ? He asked Suquie as she looked at her best friend. “Suquie Switchly, I’m 14 too.”
“Thank you Suquie, now the next thing I need to know is the phone number for your parents.” The guard said, both the girls stared at the guards, then at each other, open mouthed, “Why do ya need that ? Please don’t phone our parents, please.” Suquie begged. “My parents are away anyway,” Rayanna told them. “Well the police will be phoning your parents. They cannot interview you without them present. Rayanna who is looking after you.” He asked gently. He was well aware that this was their first offence in this shopping centre, but he really thought it was their first offence ever. The police may have a history with them, but he could see they were terrified, no cockiness like you get from reoffenders. “My sister and brother are but my sister is away for the night.” Rayanna told them. “Right, I need your brother’s name and number.” He asked. “C…c….can I look it up on my phone please?” She asked. He gave her, her bag and she took out her phone. “He…he’s called Diago.” She found his number and gave it to the officer. Suquie tried to act tough and just gave him an evil look. “Suquie, give him your number or I will.” Rayanna told her, “You’ll only make it worse.” Eventually she huffed and told him her phone number.
The entire event began to feel more real to Rayanna as tears began to well up, Suquie just looked stone faced though, her face very pale. Just as the security were going to continue questioning the girls, there was a knock on the door and 2 police officers walked in, both of them were as tall as they were wide. The room suddenly felt very very small now with these 4 massive officers inside it.
“I am Police Constable Splintier, this is Police Constable Squirley, so we have a couple of shoplifters do we ?” One officer asked.
“We have, this is Rayanna Weedle and Suquie Switchly, both 14. I’ve got Suquie’s parents phone number, Rayanna’s parents are away, unreachable, but her siblings are looking after her, the sister is away overnight, but the brother, Diago is babysitting for the tonight, I’ve got his number.” The security officer said. “Great thanks Bill. Okay we will take it from here, girls, let’s go. We are taking you to the police station and get this sorted out.” PC Splintier said. He opened the door, taking the shopping bags off the security officer and walked in front. PC Squirley indicated to the girls to follow the officer. They walked out of a side door and they were outside, facing a police car. PC Splintier opened the door for the girls to climb in.
The girls never spoke in the police car, Rayanna felt sick, the reality hitting her again and she couldn’t stop the tears from falling, Suquie saw her and took her paw once more. Soon they arrived at the police station, where they were taken into another room. “Can we get you a drink ?” PC Squirley asked. “Have you got hot chocolate ?” Suquie asked. “Yes,” He replied and left the room. PC Splintier sat down and began sorting paperwork.
PC Squirley, went into the room next door, sat at the desk and picked up the phone. It was never a very nice job, phoning someone’s parents to tell them their child had been shoplifting, hearing the shock and disbelief in their voices. Mrs Switchly was shocked and devastated at the phone call from him, she said she would come immediately.
Next he phoned Ryanna’s brother.
Diago was enjoying his first beer with his mates, the football match had just started. Typical fellas, they were shouting and being raucous as soon as it started, when Diago’s phone rang. “Oh for fucks sake Di, turn it off,” One of his mates, Rio said. “Sorry lads, I better take it.” Diago said moving away from the television.”Yeah,” Diago said, still watching the footie.”Is this Diago Weedle?” A man asked him. “Yeah, who’s this, I’m kinda busy mate!” Diago told him. “This is Police Constable Splintier from the Crinkster police station. We have Rayanna here.” The PC explained. “No, you must be mistaken, Ray is at home, she’s grounded.” Diago replied.”I don’t think so Sir, Rayanna is here with her friend Suquie, Rayannna gave me your number as your parents are away.” Diago paused as the news sank in. “Yeah that’s right.” Diago told him. “Your sister has been arrested for shoplifting, we need you to come to the station please.” Diago stopped, looking at his phone, his friends stopped paying attention to the football, listening to the phone call instead. “Did you say shoplifting, Rayanna has been shoplifting?” Diago asked. “Yes Sir, listen, we really need you to be here.” “Shit, okay, I had a bottle of beer, am I still okay to drive ?” He asked the policeman. “As long as it was only one standard size, you will be fine, but please do not go speeding to get here.” PC Splintier told him. “I’m leaving now. Be there as soon as I can.” Diago told him before hanging up. “Shit man, has your little sister been arrested ?” Rio asked. “Yeah, I need to get home and get my car.” Diago was completely shocked. “I’ll drive you home, Di, it will be quicker for you. I’ve only had half a bottle.” Paulo told him. Diago was still stunned as Paulo drove him home.”Listen do not speed there, focus on your driving. Ray isn’t going anywhere without you.” Paulo told him as he dropped him home. “Tell us what happened later, okay man.” Diago nodded as he left the car, “Cheers mate,” he walked inside, grabbed his car keys, and left again.
Diago set his sat nav, then drove off, he knew he had to phone Pappa, but it was a conversation he really didn’t want to have, but he phoned anyway. “Diago, everything alright ?”, Pappa answered immediately. “I’m sorry to call you Pappa, I know you wanted no contact but something’s happened, you need to know.” Diago said cagily. “Tell me what’s going on. What’s happened?” Pappa asked. Diago took a deep breath and told him everything he knew so far. Pappa stayed silent the entire time, this was not a good sign, Diago had experienced the after effects from silences like this and not in a good way.
“Pappa, are you there ?” Diago asked. “I’m driving to the police station now.” “I’m here Diago, there is nothing I can do here, not until Mamma and I are home. I want you to punish her as you know I would / will do. I do not care what her backside looks like, she has disgraced this family once too many, and this, stealing…..I’m in a state of shock over it. I’m sorry this has come to you, do not tell Cara until she is home. No sense you both having a spoilt weekend.” “Pappa it was only a football match, obviously I shouldn’t have left her.” Diago said. “That was my decision to make, I thought after all that had happened she would be trusted to do as she was told.” Pappa explained. “Be me, along with Cara until we come home, I mean you punish that girl as you think I would. I most certainly will be punishing her myself but you are Head Of House for now, imagine in the future, your daughter doing this. But remember”……“Always punish when you are calm, not angry.” Diago interrupted and finished Pappa’s sentence. Pappa chuckled deeply, “You are really ready for your own family now. I’m proud of you son.” He hung up, knowing he could trust Diago and Cara until he was home. But he had to wait to punish his daughter as he knew her bottom would be very bruised, she needs healing time, maybe time to reflect but until then there are lots of other things he can do. She will have a month of not being out of sight from anybody and grounded for 2. But he had an idea what he’d like to do, he just had to see if it could happen. He was not a monster, neither would he ever abuse any of his family or anyone else, so for now he knew she would need healing time.
Diago got to the police station, he had felt calm, but now he was furious again. Quickly he parked the car and raced up the stairs to get to the front desk. He was immediately joined by PC Splintier, “Mr Weedle? PC Splintier” he said. “Yes Diago please. Where’s my sister?” he asked urgently. “This way, we’ve not interviewed her yet, we had to wait for a family member. I will tell you she’s trying to be cocky but I can see she’s falling apart.” What about Suquie ?” Diago asked. “Have her parents arrived ?” “Erm just, she’s been much more cocky than your sister.” The PC said before opening a door. There was Rayanna, looking forlorn, her eyes grew wide when he saw her and a large tear rolled down her face. “Don’t start with the tears Rayanna, you did this, you can deal with the outcome.” He told her sharply before sitting down next to her.
“This is PC Wallis, so let’s get the interview started.” PC Splintier started. “Can I get you a drink ?” Diago shook his head.
PC Wallis pressed the record button on the recorder, introduced everyone then the questions began. Rayanna explained that Suquie said to nick some earrings, but she’d said no, she had money. But Suquie had said why use your money when you can just nick it. So she did. “Hang on, Rayanna, where did the money come from ? How much did you have ?” Diago asked. Rayanna looked to her knees, “Pappa’s office. In his hidden box.” She said quietly. “How much did you take ?” He asked. “£200.” She whispered. “Yet you still decided to steal from shops.” He stated. “I bought stuff too.” She told him in a bratty way. “Oh well that’s okay then.” He shouted at her.
After more questioning, Diago was faced with a bag of jewelry and makeup she had stolen, found stuffed in her pockets. Then the police lady showed him the clothes, some jewelry and makeup she had paid for, showing him the receipts. But also in the bag, were a few items with no receipts. “Are these stolen too ?” PC Splintier asked. Rayanna hung her head and nodded. “Yes Sir.” She replied. She started to feel ashamed of herself, feeling the anger in Diago as he sat next to her. All that was going through her head was, what will her Pappa say and do!
“So we have 26 stolen items Rayanna!” PC Wallis told her. Rayanna looked up surprised, had she really stolen that much ?
“Right now we’ve gone through everything, do you have anything else to say Rayanna ?” PC Splintier asked, again Rayanna bowed her head and shook it. “Okay, well I’m going to speak with my sergeant, and see what he wants to do.” Then he walked out.
There was no conversation in the room, PC Wallis tidied all the paperwork and then left also. The air was thick with tension, Rayanna couldn’t look at her brother, she felt his disappointment, his anger so she sat, messing with her fingers, picking at her nails. The time dragged on and on before PC Crinkstier and PC Wallis entered the room. “Right Rayanna, you’ve been very very lucky, as this is your only offense, my sergeant has decided not to take it further, but he has told me to tell you, if you are caught shoplifting again, anywhere, you will be prosecuted. Here is the bag containing the items you purchased legally and the rest of your belongings. Obviously you do not get to keep the stolen items. You’re free to leave but I do not want to see you here ever again. Do you hear me ?” His voice boomed in the small room. As Rayanna and Diago stood up. “Yes Sir.” She murmured and followed them out to the front of the desk. “Thank you Officer,” Diago said, shaking his hand, then walked out, leaving Rayanna to follow him quietly.
There was no conversation in the car, but she wondered where they were going as he drove the car to the shopping centre. Parking the car he said, “Come on, you are taking those things you actually bought back. Now!” Diago opened her door as she sulkily got out. “Why?” Rayanna dared to ask. Diago stopped, “Why…..WHY…..because you stole Pappa’s money to buy them, They are not yours to keep because you will be giving the money back to him. So move, NOW!” His voice was cold, harsh, Rayanna could see how angry he really was.
Over the next hour Diago and Rayanna went to the shops and returned the items. She gave him all the money then they left once more. The drive home was icily cold, Diago refused to begin a conversation with Rayanna, so she slunk down into her seat and looked out of the window. But began to feel really sick as they neared home.
Getting in the house, Rayanna went to go to her bedroom, “In Pappa’s office now young lady.” Diago sternly told her, he looked at his watch, “Stand in the corner, hands on your head and DO NOT MOVE.” She did as she was told quickly as Diago left the room. He found most of his siblings in the living room playing on a game console. “Colin, can you just go and get the others please. Thank you,” he said before Colin could complain. A few minutes later the remaining siblings all walked into the room. “Wassup D?” Colin asked. “Right I’ve had to get involved in a very serious situation with Rayanna. No doubt you will hear the details later but for now I have to deal with her. It’s 4.30pm, I’m going to give you enough money for you all to go and have a meal out and go to the cinema. You stay together for the meal and if you want to see different films that is okay, but I want you home no later than 10pm. You can sort out what film you want to watch at the place you go to eat.” “What she done D, you mitta’s well tell us.” Colin always enjoyed knowing when one of them was in trouble. “She stole money from Pappa’s office today and though she was grounded she went out with Suquie and they were caught shoplifting.” There were gasps from his siblings. “Cara does not know yet, Pappa wants her to enjoy her night away so do not tell her, any of you. Now please, get yourself ready, Sienna can you be in charge of the money please, I’ll give it to you before you leave?” He asked his sister, “Yes, sure D. Come on then, get ready quickly.” She called to the others. Diago headed to his room, he had money put away that he was saving, but he was sure Pappa would give him the money back. He just wanted the place quiet and empty whilst he dealt with Rayanna. But this was something he didn’t know how to do, what to do. Pappa told him to punish her as if he was Pappa punishing her. But how ? What does he use ? He thought of what was in Pappa’s locked cupboard, this contains the worst of the worst implements. Then he thought of the long rubber school strap. I bet Pappa would use that, the loopy no one likes along with the high impact cane. Then lastly if he wasn’t getting the desired effect from Ray he would bring out the lash. Yes, he thought to himself, that would do nicely. Diago also knew that there were cameras around the house and a few in the office, he didn’t know where exactly, but he knew they were there. Now he had a plan in his head, it was time to deal with it. He gave Sienna a wad of money, she said she had cash if she needed to use it too then all the kids left. The house suddenly felt cold, a deathly silence hung in the air.
Diago stood up, he couldn’t put it off any longer, Rayanna needed punishing.