Aruni knew very little about the world. She knew what she learned up until the fourth grade, and to her, that felt like an awful lot. She knew how to spell all of the states, what a verb is, and multiplication tables. She knew how to work the DVD player, and how to jump rope to 137. But Aruni still knew very little about the world.
Aruni had thick auburn hair that shined like copper in the sun. She didn’t like the way ponytails felt, so her hair was always tussled wildly on top her head. It fell passed her shoulders curling every which way. Her father said that her hair made her lucky, and that he had learned that from a book. That made Aruni feel very proud. Aruni did not like wearing dresses and skirts. Being different made her feel very special.
Aruni was just discovering a new emotion in her chest. She felt queasy and unsteady sometimes. She might be brushing her teeth absentmindedly when her heart would start thumping wildly in her chest. She worried about that for a long time. When she asked her mum about it she said that Aruni was probably just getting too excited and that she need not worry. Aruni was falling in love, and neither she or her mother knew.
When Aruni was nine, her family moved to a new house. She liked her new room, but she missed her old friends. Summer was lonely and it was hard to make friends in a new neighborhood.
“I’m boored,” Aruni whined.
“Why don’t you ride your bike?” her mother asked.
“Because it’s hot,” Aruni complained.
“Okay,” her mother said, but it was not ten minutes later that Aruni was complaining of boredom again. So her mother sent her out of the house toting a water bottle and her helmet and forbade her from coming back inside until she met someone new. Aruni pouted until her mother was out of eyesight, then smiled. It would be so much more fun if she found someone to play with. She rode around the block, but every kid she passed looked busy; playing in the sprinklers, chasing other kids around with sticks. One was even crying while his older sister picked him up. Aruni felt really shy every time she thought about approaching anyone.
Disheartened, she set her sights for home when a cocker spaniel as black as the night and as shiny as silk darted in front of her bike. She quickly yanked her handle bars left, and her tires skidded out from under her. She tried to stand and not fall, but she hopped on one leg three times before she finally toppled backward and landed on her hands. Her face felt hot and tears of shame welded up in her eyes. She quickly tried to wipe them away. She heard laughter and looked up to see a girl her age standing over her.
“You should have seen your face!” she hollered and roared laughing again. Aruni tried to let out a small chuckle but a little squeak came out instead.
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry,” the girl smiled. “Need help?” Aruni shook her head no, afraid to open her mouth. She got up and tried to wipe the dirt from her skinned palms.
“Bad dog, Yippie! No! No!” she scorned suddenly. “I was supposed to be watching him, but he ran out.”
“That dogs a he?” Aruni asked. “Why’s he wearing that bow?”
“Oh, my Momma said he don’t know any better, so I can put that bow on him if I want to,” the girl smirked. “Don’t he look pretty?”
“I guess,” Aruni held out her hand for the dog to sniff. She had never had any dogs because of her father’s allergies. The dog sniffed her hand, then licked her fresh cut. “Ouch,” Aruni yelped.
“I have a band-aid inside if you want it,” the girl said.
“No, that’s o-” then she remembered her mother’s instructions, “Actually, okay. I could use a band-aid,” she decided.
“Good, the cat behind the house just had kittens. Let’s go play with them.” The little blond grabbed the dog’s collar. “What’s your name? Mine’s Joelle.”
“That’s weird. A-runi. I think I like it though,” and with that she was off leaving Aruni to follow her.
“Thank you for the band-aid,” Aruni said. She watched with jealousy as Joelle reached inside a fish bowl filled with candy. Joelle house had a funny smell to it, almost like stale bread. It felt too messy and dark for Aruni to be completely comfortable. Dishes littered the counters, and the laundry was half-folded in the dining room.
“You can have some if ya want,” Joelle shrugged and unwrapped a big lollipop. Aruni grabbed a blue one and follow Joelle out the back door.
“Where’s your parents?” she asked.
“Mom’s at work. My brother’s home though.” Joelle’s little nose wrinkled at the thought of him. “He stays in his room, so hopefully you don’t have to see him.” Joelle ran behind a white shed. Her backyard was big, and to Aruni, it looked like the best playground she had ever seen. There were two fat rabbits huddled underneath a bench to her left. Joelle had an in ground swimming pool and a trampoline. Aruni thought that Joelle would make fun of her if she saw how excited she was, so she bit her lip and followed Joelle behind the shed.
“Hey-lo! Hey!!” Joelle cooed to a cardboard box. Aruni could hear the soft high-pitched mewing. She peered over the edge and saw four kittens pushing themselves around in the box. Aruni had never seen a kitten before, but in pictures they looked cuter, she decided. These kittens were small, and their faces were smushed in. They could not stand, or see very well because they kept pushing themselves into one another.
“What’s wrong with them?” Aruni asked shyly. Joelle shrugged. She popped her red lollipop out of her mouth.
“Mama said they’re ugly cause they were just born, but one day they’ll get bigger,” she reached a finger out to pet an orange kitten on his head. Just then, a big fluffy black cat landed in the box. The cat looked defensively at Joelle, its tail swishing back and forth. “We best go, that mama looks mad,” Joelle backed away. Aruni agreed.
“So…” Aruni said while trying her best to look nonchalant. “Do you swim a lot?”
“Huh? Oh. Yeah, I mean I guess. It’s boring to swim by myself and my brother don’t like to swim too much. I guess you could swim with me if you wanted, but we’d have to wait until my mom got home. Else my brother would have to come with us.”
“Oh,” Aruni tried to hide her disappointment. She never had a swimming pool. She sucked diligently on her lollipop and looked up. “Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if he came. We could just ignore him,” she said.
Joelle pushed the blonde hair away from her face. “Well, it is really hot. Come on, I got a swim suit you can put on!” She skipped back inside, Aruni giggling behind her. They ran up the wooden staircase and into Joelle’s room.
“Your room is cool,” Aruni said politely. Joelle’s room was painted dark blue. She had a bigger bed than Aruni, with a red and white striped blanket on top. Aruni sat down on the bed while Joelle dug through her closet.
“Here,” she said and threw the garment at Aruni. She held it up. It was a white one-piece bathing suit that glimmered a little in the light. The back had a heart shape cut out of it. “I got a prettier one last week anyway,”
Joelle said as she held up her purple two-piece. Hers was indeed prettier; it had purple flowers sewed onto the fabric on the top piece. The bottom was in the shape of a short skirt. “You can change in here, I’ll use the bathroom,” Joelle said and then left Aruni to change.
Aruni stripped naked and stepped into the suit, but when she pulled it up to her shoulders it was a little tight. It pulled the fabric tight between her legs. Aruni decided that it fit okay though; mostly she just didn’t feel like going home. Aruni buddle her clothes up, hiding her pink panties underneath her shirt and then stepped into the hallway just in time to see Joelle come out of the bathroom. “Let’s go get Rudy,” Joelle said.
Joelle knocked on the last door in the hallway as she pushed it open. “Rudy!” she yelled. Aruni timidly peeked around the corner and saw a tall, lanky, black-haired boy sitting at his desk. Yippie had made his way upstairs and was sitting at Rudy’s feet. His headphones were in his ears as he typed away on his computer. “Rudy!” Joelle yelled louder this time.
The boy looked annoyed, then surprised to see the two girls in the doorway. His eyes lingered on the girl with the rust colored hair, covered in freckles. He saw, but didn’t mean to see, a small mound of skin peeking out from between her legs in the bathing suit that was too small. Rudy had never seen a naked girl that wasn’t at the end of the computer screen, and he decided that he very much liked the sight. Aruni saw his eyes dancing on her skin and she felt very exposed. Her face flushed red.
Rudy pulled the earphones from his head. “What do you want?” he asked his sister.
“You have to come sit outside with us. We’re going swimming,” she said with her arms crossed.
Rudy pursed his lips and rolled his eyes. “Fine, but not for long, I’m busy.”
Joelle scoffed and stomped away, Aruni close behind. As she turned, Rudy saw the small curve of a cheek coming out of her swim suit. He rearranged his now stiffening cock, and grabbed a book to follow the girls.
“Come on, Yippie,” he said, scratching the dogs head.
“He can be such a jerk!” Joelle murmured when she thought they were safely out of ear shot. Aruni didn’t know what to say to console her new friend.
“I don’t have a brother,” she said.
“Good! Let’s hope you never do!” Joelle said frowning. She picked up a pool noodle and threw it in the water. She gave Aruni a wicked grin. “CANNONBALL!” she announced with a running start and a leap into the water. Aruni giggled.
“ME TOO!” she exclaimed and followed. Rudy had come out just in time to see the girls disappear under the water. He sat at a pool chair with his book.
Aruni had taken swimming lessons last summer. She loved being in the water. She pretended she was a fish and swam around the bottom of the pool. There was a funny feeling between her legs as she kicked and the too-small swim suit collapsed further into the folds of skin. She came up for air to see Joelle leaning against a green water noodle.
“Hmph. You a good swimmer, but I think I’m better.” She grabbed two plastic rings from the side of the pool and dropped them in the water. “Wanna race?” she grinned. The girls dived in the water. Aruni liked the feeling the fabric was giving her in her private parts and spread her legs further apart as she swam with her new friend.
Rudy tried his best to focus on the page in front of him. But every time the girls came out of the pool, he could see more of Aruni. He found himself day dreaming. Thinking about what it would look like if he pulled the fabric all the way aside. Thinking about if she had freckles everywhere on her body. He thought about if any hair she might have grown down there and wondered if it would be rust colored too.
Rudy was not usually so perverse, but he had stumbled on a website with naked girls on it last week. The thing he was most curious about was kissing a girl between her legs. Rudy still knew very little about sex though. His appetite had become inflamed as he learned more. Where he used to touch himself a few times a week, he found that he could touch himself a few times a day. Watching the girls splash around in front of him was more than he could take.
“I have to go to the bathroom,” he announced. He shuffled inside using the book to conceal his erection. Yippie followed close behind.
“Whatever,” Joelle yelled annoyedly. She quickly focused her attention back on trying to catch Aruni in a game of Marco-Polo. When the sliding door closed behind her brother, Joelle hopped in the water. “Can we take a break?” she asked.
“Yeah,” sighed Aruni. She was really enjoying the feeling of swimming around. The pressure on her privates was similar to the touching she did sometimes at night, but being in front of her friend and her dark-haired brother made her feel a new excitement she had not known before.
Joelle settled on her favorite spot in the pool. She folded her arms on the concrete and felt the familiar jet of water spraying on her vagina. Joelle knew it wouldn’t take very long for her climax and would be finished before her brother came back. She smiled and sank into the pressure innocently laying her head on her arms.
Aruni noticed her friends face was red and her breathing was heavy. She thought she must be very tired from running around the pool trying to catch her. She straddled the green noodle and floated in the water. She was feeling bold with the water hiding her bottom half and her friend looking away. She started rocking back and forth. She bargained that it would look innocent if anyone should see her. Her small pussy lips rocked back and forth and she squeezed her eyes tight, humping and pleasuring herself.
Rudy stood behind the staircase peeking at his sister with his hand slipped in his shorts. The blond hair on her head was wet and pressed to her forehead. Her eyes were closed and her cheeks were red. He imagined that she might make that face if he was kissing her pussy. He imagined that maybe she was making that face because Aruni was kissing her pussy under the water. That was a new thought- that women could be together like that and it sent Rudy into a fit of ecstasy. He unzipped his pants and looked disappointingly at his still hairless crotch. His penis was hard even though he had cum twice this morning. He rubbed himself to orgasm thinking about Aruni touching his sister, kissing his sister, kissing him, kissing his sister between her legs. He imagined that he would press his penis into the pink folds that he had seen this morning of Aruni’s vagina. That he would shoot his cum there while Aruni licked his sister.
The children all masturbated, together, but alone. And none of them felt the least bit guilt of their lust. Rudy moaned and three long streams of clear cum shot out of his penis. He leaned against the wall, ignoring the wetness rolling down his hand. He took a moment to catch his breath and then looked embarrassed at the puddle he made on the hardwood floor. Yippie sniffed curiously at the liquid. His pink tongue quickly darted out for a taste, and then lapped it up eagerly. Rudy looked curiously at the dog then laughed, ignoring the small tingle in his limp penis. “You stupid dog, that’s gross!” he said. Rudy decided that it was okay though, because now he didn’t have to clean up his mess. He shrugged, zipped up his pants and went back outside to join the girls.
The children were all very tired and all for the same reason. “I think my mom might be wondering where I am,” Aruni said apologetically as she climbed out of the water and grabbed a towel ignoring Rudy’s innocent glance.
“Hey. You should ask your mamma if you can spend the night here,” Joelle said with a wicked grin. “Then we can swim some more.”
Aruni tried her best to hide her excitement. “She’ll say yes, I know she will!”
“Good,” Joelle smiled. “Um, you can go change. I’m going to keep resting,” Joelle said, her face turning pink again.
“Sure,” Aruni said, thinking her friend must be very tired. Yippie was sitting by the door, looking at Aruni as she approached it. “Do you want to go inside, puppy?” She opened the door and walked up the stairs, Yippie at her heals.
In Joelle’s room, alone in the house, Aruni felt out of place. She closed the door behind her, Yippie still following close behind. “Are you a sweet puppy?” Aruni said to the dog looking up at her happily. She reached out to scratch the dog’s ears, and the towel wrapped around her arms fell to the floor. Yippie’s tail slowly thudded up and down on the carpet. That made Aruni feel pleased. She squatted down to better give Yippie some attention.
As Aruni’s legs parted, the little dog’s nose started to open and close, taking in the new scent. He moved his head closer to the source, and pressed his black nose into Aruni’s still wet private parts. Aruni gasped. That spot between her legs was throbbing painfully from the orgasm she didn’t have. Yippie pressed his nose more frantically, butting her over again. His paws danced on the carpet from excitement. Aruni was nervous and embarrassed from the attention Yippie was giving her, and she fell backwards for the second time that day.
Yippie did not miss a beat as he followed her to the ground. Aruni knew that she should push him away, but the thought of anyone else, even this dog, touching her in her no-no spot thrilled her. She could feel his cold nose on the outer lips of her vagina that were peeking out from the white fabric. Yippie begin to whine and scratch at the floor. Aruni had never had a dog and wasn’t sure what to make of the attention she was getting. Yippie pushed his nose under the wet fabric at last and all at once a small pink tongue darted at her moist folds. Aruni pushed the dog away in fear. Her father had told her once not to play with strange dogs because they might bite her, and Aruni did not want to be bitten. She pushed the dog away gently with her foot so that she didn’t hurt Yippie’s feelings.
Aruni changed into her clothes and walked downstairs to say goodbye to her friend. She could see Joelle in the same spot that she left her. Her eyes were closed tight and her mouth was open just a little. She was facing away from her brother who paid her no attention. Aruni opened the door and Joelle jumped back, kicking away from the sidewalk.
“Jesus, you scared me!” Joelle said defensively. “Wait, lemme give you my cell phone number before you go.” Aruni was too embarrassed to admit that she didn’t have a cell phone, so she tried to hide her jealousy. Aruni rode her bike home, Joelle’s number in on a post-it in hand.
“Why is your hair wet, Aruni?!” her mom exclaimed worriedly. Aruni told her the story of her cool new friend. She highlighted the cute animals, the trampoline and the pool and left out the part about Yippie almost biting her no-no spot. Her mother wrinkled her brow.
“It makes me nervous for you to be there without any adults, Aruni,” her mother said.
“Mooom! It’s fine! Her brother was watching us and he’s very responsive!” Aruni whined. Her mother cracked a smile.
“Do you mean responsible? I sure hope he’s responsive!” she laughed, but Aruni didn’t understand the joke. “You can spend the night tonight, but I’ll drive you over there so I can meet her mother.”
Aruni told her mom thank you and ran to pack her bag. She was very excited to spend time with her new friend.