Mark opened the bedroom door to find his baby wife disobeying his order. He told himself to remain calm and turned off the TV. He sighed and left the room, he came back a few minutes later with a large leather strap, Claire had only been punished with it once and let's just say she never did what she was being punished for again. She opened her eyes wide. She sat completely silent until she was told timeout was over, that strap was the most painful thing she had ever experienced.
I had something different in mind when I posted this. Most times, the young adult just submits to any and all procedures with the attitude of "what else can I do". In the story,Susan lets stepmother Linda know she is no "push over " and will give better then she gets. Linda learns this the hard way.