he next morning was like most softball Saturdays. Janie arose at 6:30 with Lauren, and they went downstairs together to eat breakfast. They surfed the web on their phones as they ate Mini-Wheats. As silly as it seemed, they enjoyed this similarity. As they finished eating, Lauren talked first.
"Where's bozo Trent?"
"I haven't seen him since last night."
"He must be sleeping in."
"Maybe," Janie said imagining his plight.
After breakfast, they went upstairs to their bedroom. Being sisters, they had no problem watching each other dress. Their uniform was hideous because their team was the "Athletics."
The uniform had green shoes with yellow soles. Their socks were yellow, but the pants were green. The shirt was yellow embossed with green lettering with sleeves going to the elbows. It was a typical softball uniform.
Janie was 5' 7", and Lauren was 5' 8". They both had similar appearance and brown hair. At a distance, they looked the same, causing announcers heartache. To differentiate, they differentiated their headpieces. Janie had her hair in a pony held by yellow ribbon with a green headband, whereas Lauren held a green ribbon for her pony and a yellow headband. To add to the pain, they deliberately did their faces the same before the game and were both switch hitters. However, Lauren was the catcher and Janie was shortstop.
They were getting their gear together when Amanda arrived. Janie answered the door.
"Hey, girl. Wuzzup?" Amanda asked.
"Brought reinforcements, eh?" Lauren asked, "Hey, Amanda."
"Hey Laur. Well, Janie?"
"C'mon," Janie said leading Amanda up the stairs and into Trent's room.
He was still tied up from the night before. He was trying to get out. Amanda let out a giggle, giving them away.
"Mmmph?!" he called out.
"Don't worry, bro; it's just Amanda."
"Mph," he relaxed.
"He's cuter when he's not like this," Amanda said.
"Traitor. Just cause you like him doesn't..."
"You weren't supposed to say that in front of him!"
"Come here," Janie said leading Amanda to the other bedroom.
"What do you want?"
"Look," she said showing her stomach, arms, chin, and chest.
"Holy crap! Trent did this?"
"I know, right? It's horrible."
"What's going on? Let's go!" Lauren called up.
"Early bird wants to leave. Let's go," Janie said. She ran in and gave Trent a start before they left.
"You two ready?" Lauren asked.
"Yeah!" Janie and Amanda said.
They got in Lauren's vehicle, a 93 Jeep, and went to the field. Along the way, they talked about the game. Secretly, however, Janie was planning revenge. They pulled into the school lot and Lauren parker the Jeep near the dugout entrance.
When they walked in, several girls, including Ashley, gasped at Janie's face. To them, she appeared to have been smacked around. But they had heard of the stories, and they all had met Trent at some point or another. When Janie told them what she did back, the girls laughed.
"You what?!" Lauren asked.
"I wiped him out last night," Janie said with spunk.
"That's where he was!"
"I taught him the ropes. Gotta problem with that?"
"No, but I should have expected that."
"And you know!" Janie warned.
"Eh, I know," Lauren shrugged.
"C'mon, Janie, let's forget about that," Ashley said pulling Janie away.
"Who really did this to you?" she asked pointing out the rope marks.
"I told you it was Trent!"
"Are you trying to protect your parents?"
"No, they aren't even home."
"Trent really did this to you?!"
"Wow! You really did that back then?"
"Yeah," Janie said with a nod.
When the game started, Janie was 2nd and Lauren 4th in the lineup. It was a good game as their team won 7-2. Janie was 1-2 with an HBP, and Lauren was 3-3 and got two of her 3 RBIs off Janie. Janie had another wound to add to her collection.
True to form, when Janie came up, the announcer called her "Lauren Patterson" and vice versa, leading to dirty looks from the siblings. Otherwise, it was a great game, and the girls went home dirty from the field but otherwise OK. All three even had dirt on their faces.
They were laughing and talking about the game as they walked in. Trent had gone to a friend's house. They were having so much fun they forgot to wash up. Amanda then set the tone.
"I need help with HW. Janie?"
"I'll get it. It's upstairs, right?"
Up there, Janie stuffed white rope, a sock, the roll of tape, and a couple bandanas in the bag. She stuffed one rope in her pants before returning. Lauren had her back to Janie as she entered and tossed the bag to Amanda, making a motion to wait.
"Lauren, it's so much more fun to come home from your hits," Janie said putting her hands on her sister's shoulders.
"Well, you never get to do it for me," Lauren said with a smile.
"Yeah, it's a lot of fun, and you being there makes it more special."
"Well we will have to go college together!"
"Sounds awesome, but for now..." Janie trailed off as she pulled out the rope with her left hand.
"For now what?"
"I want to enjoy life while it's easy," she said sliding her right hand down Lauren's arm.
"This!" Janie said pulling the rope around Lauren's wrists.
"Hey, now!" Lauren exclaimed as Amanda grabbed more rope and tied a breast harness.
"I'm not finished with my comeback!" Janie said.
"Hey, stop!" Lauren fought as a rope went from her wrists, through the chair, and around her waist.
"This is for yesterday!"
"C'mon, be a sport."
"Please, Janie, don't. I'm sorry Trent hurt you. That wasn't my intent."
"So what?" Janie said as she and Amanda tried to tie Lauren's legs.
"I only asked him to shut you up for a while, not kidnap you," Lauren said as she gave a 100% kick.
"Ow, stop it!" Amanda said as she roped up Lauren's ankles.
"Not until you stop!" Lauren yelled as Janie tied her thighs and knees.
"We're not done yet, sis!" Janie said as they then fastened Lauren's legs into the chair.
"Great job!" Amanda said as they high-fived each other.
"Please. Let me go. I'm sorry. Honest."
"Here you go Amanda," Janie said handing her friend the $20.
"Thanks for the Trent money!"
"Yeah, I picked through his pants and took it last night."
"Are you gonna untie me now?" Lauren begged.
"C'mon, Amanda. Let's bring her into the living room."
"What?! Why?!" she panicked.
"HW is more comfortable in there," Janie said putting the chair down.
"Please let me go," Lauren tried again, "This is nasty."
"Not as bad as yesterday," Janie noted.
"Janie, I am really sorry."
Lauren was pitiful. She was fully tied to the chair. Her uniform was mudstained, and there was dirt on her arms and face too. The tears of remorse she was shedding made the dirt on her face turn to mud. Janie grabbed the sock.
"Don't! I'll be quiet."
"Yes you will," Amanda said pinching Lauren's nose to let the sock in.
"Now now," Janie said folding a green bandana and cleave gagging Lauren. She put four strips of gray ducttape over it.
"Do you have a blindfold?"
"Yes. I found this on the floor from yesterday," Janie said handing Amanda Lauren's blue bandana with which she then blinded Lauren.
"Teamwork!" Janie and Amanda high-fived each other.
"Wait til you see how ridiculous you look," Janie said photographing her sister to share the revenge story at Tuesday's practice.
"Rrkkk!" Lauren groaned.
They washed up their faces, changed out of their uniforms, and went to work on Amanda's HW.
But that's not the end of this story.
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