A Memory Man Production
Mike is your 12 y.o. son Alan's best friend; they are both 'good kids,' if rather mischievous. Both boys are subject to spankings and since they spend so much time in each other's homes and have frequent sleepovers you have a reciprocal spanking arrangement with Mike's dad, an arrangement that has already been activated on a few occasions.
Through the boys you have got to know, and become friendly with Mike's parents and this summer you have rented adjacent log cabins on a lakeside site. All goes well for a few days; the boys vanish together for most of the day and you are having a quiet relaxing break until one afternoon you are sitting out on your veranda when Alan rushes past you and disappears inside. Shortly afterwards you hear yelps coming from next door accompanied by the unmistakable thrip-thrip of a switch being applied.
Immediately suspicious you go inside to question Alan, who is crying and won't talk until you threaten to ask next door. Haltingly he confesses they found half a packet of fags under a seat on the jetty and he had suggested they smoke them but Mike refused saying he'd get switched if they got caught, and "switching was easily the worst of anything."
Alan dared him but when they lit up Alan didn't like it, started coughing and threw his fag in the lake but Mike was still puffing away when his dad came past and caught them. Alan's tears welled up again at that point and he gasped out between sobs. "Dad! I was so chicken 'cos I've never ever had the switch and I knew Mike would get it and I was so scared that I would as well so I stayed quiet even though it was all my fault for daring him and he never grassed me up even though I'd let him take all the blame and now he's got switched and grounded for the day and I'm a great big wuss 'cos its all my fault and I said nothing and now we may as well go home 'cos Mike won't want to be my friend any more."
He was breaking his heart as he threw his arms round you.
What will you do?