Chapter Nineteen: Queen Games:
Lucy's clone stood outside Anna's cell as she plotted her escape. Anna glanced out of the bars. They didn't tell me how to get her soul back, she thought. The woman grinded her teeth as she looked down the pathway. The guard whipped Anna on the hand.
"Ow!" she complained, drawing it back.
"Stay back!" the dog girl barked. Anna frowned as she rubbed her hand. The dog girl's collar jingled as she bowed her head.
"I'm sorry," she murmured. "Don't make any sudden movements again." Anna tilted her head at her. The dog girl seemed genteel compare to her real life counterpart. That Lucy proudly called herself a bitch. Anna took this into thought of how to escape. Maybe I can use this to my advantage.
"Say, why exactly are you here?" Anna asked. The dog girl guard tugged on her black leather mini-skirt as she looked down at her feet.
"I have to stay by you until sundown," she murmured.
"Well…" the guard mumbled. "I'm not supposed to tell you."
"And why not?" the prisoner asked so sweetly. The puppy girl blushed at her tone.
"The Queen's orders." Anna pouted and batted her eyelashes at her.
"Are you sure?" she asked. The guard swallowed, looking away.
"I'm sorry," she said quickly. The Lucy double's collar jingled as she turned her back. Anna frowned and sat on the brick floor. So much for that.
"It's a survival game," the guard said, speaking up.
"Hm?" Anna asked, looking up.
"Your penalty is an S&M survival game in six hours," Lucy's clone explained. "Please don't ask me anymore. I'll get in trouble!" Anna took this information to heart.
"Thank you," she said. The guard tugged on her skirt as she nodded.
"Just shut up, okay?" Anna slowly drew her mouth closed and looked up at the ceiling.
Hours later, Anna awoke to the sound of the cell door opening. Cat girl guards stood waiting.
"Get up!" the blonde guard snapped. "It's time!" The other blonde reached in and grabbed her by the arm. Anna looked left and right of her.
"What's going on?" she asked. "Where are we going on?"
"Shut up!" the guards shouted. Anna tilted her head at her captors.
"Okay," she mumbled to herself. They began walking down the hall. Anna frowned and sighed to herself, with the puppy girl followed behind them.
The bright dining hall lights blinded Anna so much that she had to shield her eyes. Chatter filled the air. Anna glanced above her head: thousands of eyes peered down upon her. She could see the hunger for blood in them, and it didn't take long for her to figure out the situation at hand.
Oh, I get it. The spotlight flashed upon the red and purple throne up ahead. The Dominatrix Queen and her posse walked into the Grand Hall as the guests ceased their chatter. Her Majesty approached a microphone at the center.
"Ladies of Wonderland," she announced. "We are gathered here tonight for a grand show!" Emiko's double motioned over to the prisoner. "Look before you! This treacherous woman has committed treason against your Queen! What shall we do with her?"
"Kill her!" the crowd roared. "Kill her! Kill her!" The Queen put up her hand to silence the crowd.
"Yes," she said. "But first…" Emiko's double motioned to unshackle Anna. She rubbed her wrists, wincing when the guards finished.
The Queen focused her eyes upon the prisoner. "And now, we begin the trials!" The crowd cheered above Anna's head. She raised an eyebrow at Emiko's double. I'm not going to enjoy this, am I?
Emiko's double licked her lips. The guards stepped away from Anna. The spotlights focused on her. Round one began with the sound of a gong.
"Bring out the whips!" the Queen ordered. The cat girl guards brought out a rack of whips. "Chain up the prisoner!"
"My Queen, what about her clothes?" Mike's female counterpart asked. The Queen patted the kitty girl on the head.
"You know, that's not a bad idea," she said, smirking. "Guards, whip her clothes off!"
"Yes, my Queen!" the kitties replied. Their perky tone made it that much worse. Surprisingly, Anna smirked to herself.
"Heh," she chuckled, with her hands chained above her head. "I can handle this!"The Queen raided an eyebrow at her. "What did you say?"
The prisoner lifted her head. "I've been through this before! This will be nothing!"Emiko's double smirked at the challenge. "We'll see about that!" One snap of her fingers started up the flogging. Anna smirked, all the while being whipped. I will not give her the satisfaction! The whips snapped more harshly into her skin. Emiko's double watched with increasing hunger.
Yes! Taste the whip! You'll crumble, long before the test is over.
Both women grinned, each brimming with pride.
"Say, my Queen," Anna said through clenched teeth, "I want to make a wager!"The Queen narrowed her eyes at her. "You dare make a wager with me, in your position?"
"Why, yes!" Anna shouted. Another lash cut across an old scar along her back. The Queen thought about this offer and smirked.
"Very well," she said. "What is your wager?" Anna breathed out as another lash cut into her back.
"If I survive your trials unbroken," she offered, "You give me Bunny-tan's soul!" The dining hall broke into laughter. Emiko's clone perched her lips together.
"Give you Bunny-tan's soul?" she questioned. "And why would I do that?" Anna pushed herself to see through the whipping.
"I need to go home," she admitted.
"Home, you say?"
"And if you lose?"
Anna chuckled to herself. "Well then, do with me what you will." The Queen licked her lips.
"Heh," she said. "You offer a good bargain. I accept!" Anna smirked, despite the next lashes to her back.
Perfect! She mentally readied herself for more. Ten minutes later, the Queen put up her hand.
"Enough!" she shouted. "Onto the next challenge!" Anna panted, her body sore all over. I have to keep fighting to get home.
"Bring out the paddle!" Emiko's double shouted. Anna rolled her eyes as the Queen snapped her fingers. One of the guards flipped her over their knees and began spanking. Anna narrowed her eyes at Emiko's double.
Really? This is the best you got? "I can take this! This doesn't even compare!"
The Queen fought back laughter. "We'll see about that!" Anna counted the licks as they grew harder and faster. Despite the bravado, she feared how long she could last. I can't think about that now. I have to get home! The next smack on her bottom reminded her of such.
Bored with the lack of reaction from her prisoner, the Queen put up her hand.
"Enough," she said. "Next round."
The Queen turned to her favorite pet. "You pick the next punishment." Whispers filled the court.
"She survived two games with pride?"
"What is she?"
"I don't believe it!"
"No one has won against the Queen before."
"You don't think she could do it, could she?"
Hotaru's double whispered the command. Her Queen bowed her head.
"Very well," she said. "Bring forth the chair!" Gasps filled the room. Anna looked behind her.
"The chair?" she asked. The guards wheeled in a big red and silver chair. Anna's eyes widened at the sight of such a beast: boy, did this chair vibrate. She could feel the head from where she stood. A big red dildo sat in the middle, waiting. Anna gulped even at the slightest vibration it made.
I don't think I can do this.
Then let me take over.
Anna froze with a shock. How did you get free?
You need me. Am I correct?
Anna pressed her lips together. Are you sure you can handle this?
Of course! I'm a kitsune, after all.
The tsukai drew her eyes closed. I understand. When she opened her eyes, the Mother took over.
"Bring it!" she shouted. The Queen raised an eyebrow at her prisoner.
Something's different; I don't like it.
"Begin!" she commanded.
"Oh, you didn't need to tell me that," the Mother said. She took her place on the pleasure chair, the cuffs automatically snapping on her wrists and ankles. The kitsune chuckled to herself.
"Oooh, a nice touch," she said. The Queen flipped on the switch with the remote control in her hand.
"Oh!" the Mother moaned. Emiko's double smirked.
"Do you enjoy this?" she asked.
"Yes!" she shouted.
"Would you like more?"
"Very well." The Queen began turning up the settings. The Mother smirked at her.
"Is this all you can offer?" she asked.
"Oh, you want me to keep going?" the Queen asked.
"Yes!" the Mother and Anna yelled. Emiko's clone laughed aloud.
"Very well," she boomed. "Taste your death!" Everyone watched as the chair's power increased. Hotaru's double began to worry when she saw smoke rising from the chair.
"My Queen," she whispered. "Shouldn't we stop? The chair probably won't last long."
"Shut up!" the Queen hissed. "I will break this bitch if it kills me!"
"I've never lost a trial and I won't start now!"
Hotaru's double nervously drew her mouth closed. While riding the chair both Anna and the Mother noticed a big red gem around the Queen's neck.
The Mother didn't take long to sense the pulse inside. Do you see it, Anna?
Yep, so that's Bunny-tan's soul?
Let me guess, you have a plan?
Follow me! "More!" the Mother shouted. "I'm getting bored here!"
The Queen gritted her teeth. "Fine! You asked for it!" She turned the settings up to the maximum notch.
"Oh yeah!" the prisoner barked. "That's what I'm talking about! Oh yeah!" The smoke grew so thick, the whole court ran out of the dining hall.
"My Queen!" the slaves cried.
"Off with her head!" Emiko's doubled yelled red in the face. The Mother grinned as the chair began to overload.
The kitsune sailed forward, no sooner than the cuffs had broken apart with the crumbling chair, and yanked Bunny-tan's soul from the Queen's neck. The anger and true form of Emiko's double now resembled a boiling toad.
"Off with her head!" she screamed. The Mother smiled and shook her head.
"Sorry, not today," she said. "Bye." She vanished into fox flames, leaving the Queen screaming in rage at the chair's explosion.