A DMK Production
I need advice. My name is Josh and I am thirteen. I am the guy in the picture in the gray hoodie. The guy next to me in the blue shirt is my best friend, Gus, and he is thirteen too. We are at Gus's house right now. Yeah, Gus is still sort of upset and he has been crying. His dad just got finished paddling him big time about a half hour ago. It was real noisy and I could tell it was a bad paddling. That is sort of what I need advice about.
I have been friends with Gus since we were in Kindergarten. Our parents are all friends too. My parents have gone out of town for a relative's funeral; some distant aunt to my mom. I didn't want to go so I am staying here with Gus and his parents.
Last night me and Gus got bored so we sneaked out of the house really late and decided it would be fun to throw some toilet paper around on Old Man Grump's trees. Grump saw Gus but never saw me. He called Gus's dad this afternoon and ratted Gus out. I knew something was up when Gus's dad came and made Gus go to his room for a talk. I then heard the paddling and crying. I sort of knew what was up and I psyched myself up to get paddled too. (Yeah, my parents let Gus's parents spank me too if I need it.)
Gus came out walking slow and holding his butt and sniffling. I got up and started to go face the music too. Gus grabbed my arm and whispered to me through his teeth, "Sit down!"
Gus then explained that he told his dad it was just him. He said he told his dad I was sleeping. Gus said he knew he was busted and was gonna get paddled anyway and he didn't see the point in me getting it too. I was sort of glad because Gus's dad has paddled me before and it really hurts. I also feel bad. Gus says not to worry about it but I don't know.
What is the right thing for me to do?