Note: this drabble was inspired by a list discussion started by one member's comments about a spam
titled "Compare Top Schools". Another member conjectured what classes might be offered at a "Top School," eg,
"Classes to include Eye Brow Raising, Lie Detection, LOOKING, Taping the handle of a paddle, Bed time setting, Your home is safer without doors that lock, Tantrum meltdown correction, part one and the advance course. The proper way to bare a bum, Instruments to avoid, instruments to have.. Where to hide Christmas presents from brats, Computer time outs, WL time outs, Guest Top lectures. Guest brat lectures, the advanced course, Switches: the truth and the hype, Lexan, the practical demonstration, How to make a paddle, How to make your brat make a paddle (wood working fees are extra), Proper school paddling forms, To bare or not to bare, Guest lecture, How to hold a well spanked brat. or, the wiggling chick gets the worm or the cuddle. The uses of corner time: fact and fiction."
This became "just the advert Thomas described".
Ethan decided to surprise Akiva by spending his day off giving the apartment they shared a thorough cleaning. He was dusting Akiva's study when he found just the advert Thomas described on his partner's desk. *Funny, Ki usually trashes junk mail right away,* Ethan thought to himself. He took it upon himself to correct this oversight, by dropping it in the bin. Then he remembered how Akiva got on him about security, particularly not letting people who had no business knowing about the discipline aspect of their relationship. He'd seen a guy digging in their dumpster for salable scrap. Better safe than sorry. He ran it through the shredder. That evening, he greeted Akiva home with a big hug. But his good cheer was challenged as he waited for Akiva to say something about the hard work he'd put in. He was wondering how much longer he ought to wait before he started dropping helpful hints about how nice and clean the apartment was, when his partner called from the study, "E, have you seen a brochure...course list from a college...I could swear I left it right here on my desk this morning..." Ethan sighed. He could see another discussion about his behavior looming on the horizon. The kind of discussion where the hairbrush did most of the talking. ***