This happened when I was 14, my sister was 12, and Johnny, our best friend from next door was 13. My sister Amie and I discovered the pleasures of sunbathing, mainly because we thought a good tan would get us boyfriends. (Not Johnny, though. He was like a brother to us. Also, this was before we learned about the dangers of too much sun!)
So Amie and I are laying out back in our little two-pieces when Johnny calls to us from his yard. He asks us what we are doing and we say “nothing.” We ask him what he is doing, and he says “nothing.” So we tell him to come over to our side of the fence and do nothing with us.
Johnny comes over and removes his shirt to get some sun with us. Amie and I decide it is time to fry our backs, so we turn over on our stomachs, undo the strings to our tops, and ask Johnny to put sun screen on our backs. Like I said, he’s a brother to us, so there’s no big deal in this.
So we are all just laying there having a good time wasting time, when suddenly this gigantic bee, attracted by our sun lotion, no doubt, came buzzing over us. Johnny jumps up and yells, “Shit! Look at that goddamn bee!” Amie and I look up, see this huge monster bee, and jump up screaming. This must have scared the bee away, because off he flew. It was at this time that Amie and I noticed we were standing in front of Johnny topless!
As close as we were, Johnny had never seen us naked or half-naked before, and we had never seen him like that either. Johnny just stood and stared. Amie gathered her wits and calmed down. When she saw Johnny staring, she just laughed and ask, “Enjoying the view.” Of course at 12, Amie didn’t have all that much to show yet. But I was more fully developed and when it hit that Johnny was staring at my bare breasts, I panicked again and screamed.
Pretty upset at this point, I ran into the house, still topless, crying. Mom heard the commotion and came out. Amie still had her little boobs exposed, but Mom kept quiet long enough for her to explain what happened. I later learned that Mom thought it was pretty funny. She told Amie to put her top back on and went in to check on me.
I was in my room crying. Mom came in and asked why I would be upset. I told her I was so embarrassed to have Johnny see me half naked. Mom said Amie told her what happened. “It was just an accident. There’s no reason to be upset. Besides, it was only Johnny who saw you and he’s your best friend.”
I said, yes but he was staring. Mom asked why he shouldn’t stare. She said I am a pretty young girl and all boys like to look at pretty young girls. I should be flattered. Besides, it’s not like Johnny was going to share this with the world. I answered, “True, but Amie would.” I then realized what I said was kind of funny and laughed. Mom laughed, too.
So I felt a little better. I put on a new top and went downstairs. Johnny and Amie were waiting. Johnny said he was sorry he looked. I said it was OK. Amie said to make it up to us, Johnny was going to take us out for ice cream. I later found out Johnny said no such thing. Amie was just trying to get a free sundae out of it, and Johnny was afraid not to go along. It worked.