Lizbeth stood in front of the tall mirror inside her mother's wardrobe
she was wearing a short black dress her hair was tied in a bun at the back
I stood watching her uncertain why we were in her parents' bedroom and why she was ******* her mother’s clothes hanging on hangers inside
I looked around the room a big bed made tidily a chest of drawers a built in cupboard a picture on the wall opposite the bed of some country scene and above the bed a huge crucifix made from wood with a plaster Christ
look at this one Lizbeth said
I looked at her hand taking out a long red dress she held it up then put in front of herself and turned to face me
what do you think?
it's a bit gaudy I said
shall I try it on?
no I can see what it would look like on you I said
she sniffed it she must bathe in **** scent Lizbeth said
she did a spin holding the dress against her how do I look in it?
she's taller than you it'll fit her better I said
not so sure Lizbeth said hold this
I held the dress in my hand she unzipped her black dress at the back and pulled the black dress over her head and stood there in a white bra and *******
give it here she said and taking the dress she put it on her own black dress was on the floor here zip me up at the back she said
I zipped her up at the back watching the straps of the white bra disappear as I zipped her up
she turned on the spot and looked at herself in the tall mirror
well? how do I look now?
well at least it's longer than your own black dress I said
it came to her ankles she looked down at it yes too ****** long she said unzip me Benny she said
I unzipped her seeing the strap of the white bra come back into view
she pulled the dress over her head and put it back on the hanger
she stood there in bra and ******* how do I look now?
undressed I said
do you like me like this?
I feel kind of uncomfortable you standing like that I said
why do you feel uncomfortable?
what if your parents come home now and see you like this and me here with you and you in your underclothes?
she smiled guess they'll feel uncomfortable then she said
I picked up her black dress best out it on I said
my parent's bed is over there all made up and fresh and waiting for us she said sexily
I stood holding the black dress in my hand where are your parents?
out some place
when will they be back?
best get your dress on and out of their room I said
what about my room? the bed's smaller and unmade and the room's untidy but we can still do it there?
I heard voices from downstairs is that them back? I said in a low voice
Lizbeth pulled a face **** me yes let's get to my room and so she put the red dress back in the wardrobe and shut it up
and we rushed across the landing to her room and shut the door behind us
I looked around her room it was as she said untidy the bed unmade books LPs soiled washing over the floor and the curtains unopened
that was kind of close she said
yes I said
downstairs the voices were loud and a row seemed to be going on but Lizbeth seemed unconcerned standing there in her white ******* and bra holding the black dress gazing towards the unmade bed
but I had other problems swimming around inside my teenage head.