The two minute warning found the Wildcats well ahead of the Raiders and with no doubt of the outcome, Laurie and Brenda made their way out of the stadium and to Brenda,s car. "I feel horrible and I think I'm running a fever" Laurie whined. "Yeah sweetie, I know- I feel lousy myself." Brenda replied as she started the engine and put the heater on. Brenda reached onto the back seat and got the blanket that was folded there. She covered Laurie with it and drove out of the nearest exit and to the on campus pharmacy. As students they received 10% off all purchases.
"Wait in the car, Laurie- I won't be long and I'll leave the car running with the heater on for you. We have nothing in the medicine chest back at the apartment. "O.K- thanks, the heat feels good." she said and already sounded congested. Brenda was like a woman on a mission as she briskly went down the isles. The cold season was in full swing and the shelves were half empty. She filled her cart with the needed items- decongestant nose drops, 2 boxes of tissues, Vicks Vapro rub, cold and flu medicine,bottle of coated aspirin, a bottle of alcohol. Brenda went down the thermometer isle and noticed one thermometer on the metal rod. She noted that it was a rectal thermometer and the section marked "oral " was empty. I woman in uniform was stocking the shelf at the other end. "Hello, Mam, I was looking for an oral thermometer and there don't seem to be any. Could you check in the back room for me?. The woman looked up and walked over to Brenda. "We are out of thermometers, there are none in the back. I stocked the ones we had and the truck comes in next week. The students grabbed them up the last few days- everyone is down with something. You can buy the one we have left or go to the pharmacy down the road a piece. - it's up to you sweetie." "No -I'll take this one, thank you" Brenda replied and made her way to the check out line. She paid for the items and picked up the brown bag and went straight to the car.
"Sorry that took so long, Laurie- half the student body must be sick. Half the shelves are empty and I was lucky to get the last thermometer they had. I think we are both running fevers and I want to get home and into some warm pajamas and have a nice hot cup of tea." Brenda said "Yeah me too" Laurie replied.
Brenda pulled into the parking spot in front of their apartment. The young woman quickly made their way inside and into their bedroom. Laurie stripped off her clothes and tossed them into the hamper, Brenda followed her and soon they were in their flannel pajamas and slippers. They went into the kitchen and Brenda put on the kettle for tea. Laurie opened the brown bag from the pharmacy. "Let's see what you got" she said as she reached inside and pulled out the items for their medicine chest. All was fine until Laurie pulled out the thermometer.
"RECTAL - oh Brenda- you got the wrong one. Didn't you read which kind it was before you took it. Couldn't you ask someone to get an oral one for you. What are we supposed to do now." Laurie whined. The tea kettle whistled and Brenda poured the water into two cups with a tea bag in each. "I did ask for the worker to check the back room for an oral thermometer but she said they were all out until the truck came in next week. I can't help it that they only had that one left. You are not the only one you doesn't feel well and I was not going to drive to another store. " she explained. " I'm sorry I snapped at you." Laurie apologized. "It's alright, I know you feel miserable, but we'll take care of each other and you'll feel better after you have some nice hot tea.
Laurie and Brenda sipped the tea and did feel better in warm pajamas and slippers. "You know, my mother took my temperature in my rear end until I was about 7. Once when she did it , I complained that I did not like it. She just looked at me and said "Well that is the only way I can take it so that will have to be that. Then when I was 12 , I had my tonsils out and my nurses at the hospital took rectal temperatures on me while I was there the whole time." she explained and blushed at the memory. Brenda nodded and related her own experiences with the rectal thermometer.
"My mom always took mine and my three sisters temperatures via the rectal method. Age was not an issue and it was taken that way until I left for college this year. I am just used to the rectal thermometer and never had a temperature taken any other way." Brenda explained. "Wow -that's wild. "Laurie said . "So you mean we're going to take our temperatures rectally?" she asked
"Sure, you take mine and I'll take yours- it's much better if someone else does it for you." Brenda explained. They finished their tea and made their way to the bedroom. They pushed the twin beds together. Brenda lay down on her back. "Laurie, would you give me some nose drops?" "Sure" she replied and unscrewed the top and pulled out the dropper. "Tilt your head back for me." Laurie said and Brenda did. Laurie put a drop in each nostril and then rubbed some of the Vicks vapo rub on her neck for the congestion. Then she rolled over onto her stomach. "Now take my temperature." she said.
"Lift up for me" Laurie ordered. Brenda did and felt Laurie slide her fingers into her waistband and roll down Brenda's pajama bottoms and white panties. "I can't believe I actually doing this'' she said. "Come on- its easy Laurie." she said. Laurie shook down the thermometer and showed it to Brenda. "That's good- now lubricate it with petroleum jelly. " Laurie did and showed Brenda the bulb. "That's too much-take some off" she said "That's good- now put it in for three minutes." Laurie fumbled with her fingers on Brenda's bottom before pressing down and then spreading her fingers wide. Brenda's light pink anus came into view. Slightly puckered with brown hairs framing it, the orifice opened and closed as cool air hit it. Laurie paused with the rectal thermometer in her right hand."Laurie, you won't hurt me-don't worry, just insert it" Brenda encouraged her friend. Laurie took a deep breath and gently put the bulb on the the center of Brenda's anus and pushed it inside."Oh Yes, that's it- you did it." Brenda praised and spread her legs. She sighed happily as the rectal thermometer tingled sweetly in her feverish rectum. "Now time off three minutes." Brenda said and Laurie checked the sweep hand of her watch.
After three minutes passed, Laurie grasped the stem of the thermometer and slowly pulled the instrument out. She moistened a tissue with some alcohol and wiped down the thermometer. She held it up to the light and noted a reading of 101.2. Laurie washed her hands in the bathroom with soap and hot water. She got 2 aspirin and a cup of water. She walked into the bedroom with them and had Brenda take the tablets. "Thanks." she said and took the aspirin and drank all the water. Then Brenda sat up on the bed and shook down the rectal thermometer.
Now Laurie lay face down on the bed. Memories of childhood rectal temperatures came back to her as Brenda pulled down her pajama bottoms and panties. Cool air kissed her warm bottom. She felt Brenda's hand on her buttocks. She stroked them gently. "Just relax" she said reassuringly before parting Laurie's cheeks. Brenda eyed her friends anal opening. A tight ring of puckered pink flesh, it was slightly moist with blond hair around it. Before her anus had a chance to close, Brenda slid the lubricated bulb up Laurie's rectum. "Oh" she gasped and Brenda timed off three minutes. She rested the palm of her hand on Laurie's up-turned bottom to keep her still. Laurie squirmed. "How much longer"? she asked. "One more minute, Brenda replied. Laurie was relieved when Brenda finally withdrew the rectal thermometer. "well, well 100.8- I beat you sweetie." she said.
Brenda got up and washed her hands in the bathroom and got some aspirin for Laurie to take. Then she got under the covers and the two friends snuggled up. The shared body heat felt good and soon they were fast asleep.