“N-no! G-get back!” Chance stammered helplessly.
“Why?” Lucia the werecat purred. “Stopping doesn’t sound nearly as fun as what I’ve got planned~.”
“I-I’m not joking! Stop it!”
“Don’t fight it Chance~. Just let it happen~!”
“No!” Chance cried out as he watched Ezio unleash his critical edge, Full Synchronization, on his Astaroth. He watched despondently as the screen changed to confirm Lucia’s eleventh straight win at Soul Calibur 5. “Damnit! I thought I’d get you this time for sure!”
“Nyahaha! It was a good try Chance, but not good enough!” The normally shy, pale werecat bragged. Today she wore an Assassin’s Creed t-shirt and shorts, which allowed Chance to see the contrast between her black hair, her white fur, and almost completely white cat ears. Much like her tail, her ears ended with patches of black fur that more closely resembled her hair.
“I bet I’d be able to beat you if I didn’t have to work, and stayed home playing video games too,” Chance muttered.
“Whatever you say normie,” Lucia taunted. “You just wish you could be like me!”
Chance paused for a moment before saying, “Yeah.”
Lucia laughed and asked, “So do you want to try again?”
“Maybe in a bit, but I need a break,” Chance said as he got up off of the floor. They had been playing video games since Lucia had arrived that morning, and Chance was beginning to feel stiff. Normally Gloria would be with them when they met up to play games, and they would take turns against Lucia. Unfortunately the lizardman had business at her dojo, and Chance was forced to take the werecat on alone. He walked into his kitchen to get something to drink out of his fridge, and looked at the clock on his microwave after he grabbed a can of grape soda. He was surprised to see that it was just past eleven AM, which meant that it had been three hours since Lucia had arrived at his place with her Xbox 360. No wonder he was feeling sore. He grabbed another can of soda for Lucia before closing the fridge, and making his way back to his living room. His cell phone began to ring before he could leave the kitchen, prompting him to put the soda on the table so that he could answer it.
“Hello?” he asked.
“Good morning Chance. It’s Gertrude,” the familiar voice of Mrs. Richardson greeted.
“Hey Mrs. Richardson. How’s life treating you today?”
“It was going well, but I seem to have hit a bit of a snag…”
“That doesn’t sound good,” Chance commented. Sure Mrs. Richardson’s seduction attempts could be a pain now that she was a succubus, but she was still the nice, helpful old woman from across the street. Nearly everyone on their street would do whatever they could to help her out, him included. “What seems to be the problem?”
“It’s that darned computer again,” she grumbled. “I was using it earlier today, and I must have done something, but Mittens just can’t figure it out. The poor dear’s just broken up about it.”
“Anyway. I know you’re good with this kind of stuff, so I was hoping you could come take a look at it.”
“And you’re wanting me to come over ASAP?”
“If it’s not too much of a bother.”
“Well… The thing is I have a friend over, and I don’t know how long this is going to take. I don’t want to risk leaving them on their own all day if it turns out to be a big job,” Chance explained.
“Is that so? If that’s the case she can come over too,” Mrs. Richardson suggested.
“She can?” Chance asked. He did his best to ignore the fact that he was sure that he never said that his guest was a she. It was always best to ignore such things.
“Of course she can! Both of you can even stay for dinner,” Mrs. Richardson offered. “I’m also watching the Fay girls today, so I’m baking some apple crisp for dessert.” With those words Chance found himself conflicted. Abbie and Addie Fay were already well known brats long before they had become kakuen, and had definitely gotten worse since the change. On the other hand, Mrs. Richardson was making her famous apple crisp. He had never tasted the elusive apple based dessert thanks to him being late to every event it had been served at. This could be the first, and possibly last time he may ever get to try it! Surely that was enough of an incentive to deal with the Fay twins! Besides Mrs. Richardson could probably keep the brats off his back.
“That does sound good… Alright. I’ll run it by her, and we’ll be right over!” Chance eventually announced.
“Oh good! I’ll see you soon then dearie,” Mrs. Richardson said before she hung up.
“So what were you going to run by me?” Lucia suddenly asked, causing Chance to jump back in surprise. This surprised Lucia, and almost caused her to drop the soda she had been quietly drinking.
“G-geez Lucia! Don’t sneak up on me like that!”
“S-sorry! I didn’t mean to scare you!”
“It’s fine… You just surprised me,” Chance assured. “I thought you’d be playing your Xbox.”
“W-well I just got bored waiting for you, so I decided to see what was keeping you,” Lucia explained. “Besides I play with myself enough at home.” It took a moment for her to realize what she had just said, and she quickly became a blushing, babbling mess.
“I got what you were saying,” Chance said with a smile as he started to pet his friend’s head. “My neighbor asked me to come over to her place to look at her computer, and she invited us both for lunch. So what do you say about giving the Xbox a break, and getting some homemade grub?”
Lucia thought for a moment before asking, “What’s she like?”
“Mrs. Richardson? She’s pretty nice. She’s been keeping an eye out for me since I moved in, and…” Chance paused for a moment before adding, “She really likes cats, so I’m sure she’ll just love you.”
“And we can come back here after lunch?”
“A-alright then. Let’s go!” Lucia quickly finished her drink, and they both made their way across the street. Mrs. Richardson’s house was an old, but well kept, one story building that always seemed to feel welcoming. Normally a bunch of cait sith could be seen on the front lawn playing in the shrubs and flowerbeds that surrounded her home, but today they were noticeably absent. Chance rang the doorbell after they climbed onto the front porch, and waited until Mrs. Richardson opened the door. Chance always marveled at how much the “Opening” had changed his elderly neighbor. Becoming a succubus had made the almost eighty year old grandmother look like she was in her early forties, if not younger. It had also given her wider hips, a larger butt, and larger breasts than she had ever had. She also now had a pair of dark magenta horns sprouting from under her beautiful strawberry blonde hair, a pair of dark magenta wings sprouting from her lower back, and a matching tail. She was dressed, for once, in an old faded pink sweater and grey sweat pants that hugged her curves snuggly, and an equally old faded apron. Lucia was struck speechless.
“Chance! You’re here!” Mrs. Richardson announced as she gave him a welcoming hug.
“Nice to see you too Mrs. Richardson..!” Chance said as he tried to ignore the sensation of her breasts pressing against him.
“It’s so nice that you could come over so quickly dearie,” the succubus said as she let him go. “Mittens is just having a hard time with this. She’s practically pulling her hair out!”
“That bad huh? Well I’ll see if I can help her out then.”
“I’m sure you will Chance,” Mrs. Richardson said before turning her attention to Lucia. “And is this that friend that you were talking about?”
“Yeah. Her name’s Lucia, and we’ve known each other since we were kids.”
“H-h-hello…” Lucia stuttered.
“Hello Lucia. I’m Gertrude, but you can call me Gertie. Or you can do like everyone else, and call me Mrs. Richardson. And just so you know, any friend of Chance’s is a friend of mine!” the succubus said before pulling the stunned werecat into a suffocating hug. “Oh dear! You’re just skin and bones! It’s a good thing that you’re staying for lunch! I’ll have to make sure to fatten you up a bit.” Lucia swayed back and forth with a deep crimson blush on her face once Mrs. Richardson had finally let her go.
“Mommy?” Chance asked as he gave the blushing werecat a curious glance.
“I-I mean thanks ma’am!” Lucia quickly corrected. Mrs. Richardson chuckled as she stepped aside to let Chance and Lucia inside. Once inside they found themselves in a large room that had been divided in two. To their left was a kitchen and dining room from which several delicious smells was emanating. It was currently messy, but everything in the kitchen look well used and cared for. The other side of the room was a living area, and it was tightly packed. A widescreen TV and several sofas dominated the space, and every desk, stand, shelf, and wall was covered in photographs and cat themed kitsch. Mrs. Richardson’s cait sith, which seemed to have tripled in number, and the Fay twins were currently sitting on the sofas and floor to watch “The Young and the Restless”. The cait sith were dressed in clothing that reflected their personalities, which ranged from the mundane to the fantastic. The Fay twins were uncharacteristically dressed in old, but cute dresses, and they both looked miserable. The two kakuen twins were almost impossible to tell apart except for the fact that Abbie’s fur was a darker brown, and Addie had shorter hair that wasn’t as messy. Both of their tails twitched with impatience, while their usually mischievous faces showed nothing but boredom. Abbie and Addie suddenly spotted Chance, and their golden eyes glinted with mischief.
“Aw crap…” Chance muttered as he watched the monkey girls jump over the cait sith so that they could hug him. “H-hey girls…”
“I missed you Chance!” Abbie said as she squeezed his leg tighter.
“I missed you more!” Addie said as she did the same.
“Now girls. What have I told you about arguing?” Mrs. Richardson asked.
“She started it!” Addie accused.
“No I didn’t!” Abbie argued.
“I don’t care who started it, you’re both going to finish it, Mrs. Richardson scolded. “Now Chance has something to do. So could you let go of him, and go play? Please?”
“Ok…” both twins sighed as they let go of Chance. They both solemnly left the room, but both began to smile when Abbie showed her twin Chance’s stolen phone.
“They seem nice,” Lucia commented once the kakuens were out of earshot.
“Only until you get to know them,” Chance warned.
“Don’t listen to him dearie. They may be rambunctious at times, but they’re both good girls,” Mrs. Richardson said. “In fact we were having fun playing dress up before I had to call you. Didn’t you think they looked so cute in my daughter’s old dresses?”
“I guess…” Chance conceded. “So shall we go see what’s going on with your computer?”
“Of course! Silly me! I swear I don’t know how I ever get anything done around here considering how much I like to stop and chat. So let’s go~!” Mrs. Richardson led Chance and Lucia to the hallway the twins had gone down previously just as Abbie and Addie snuck into one of the spare bedrooms. Multiple photos were hanging on the hallway’s walls, and Mrs. Richardson couldn’t help but regale Lucia with the stories behind each one as they passed. “And we took this one the day we moved my son Michael into his college dorm. I’m still surprised that we were able to take this one since I was bawling my eyes out all day. I know I should have been used to it after Janice and Lisa, but Michael was, and will always be, my little boy.”
“I-interesting…” Lucia stuttered as she passed the photo the succubus had pointed out. Mrs. Richardson then suddenly stopped in front of a photo of several men dressed in suits and trench coats.
“You’ll like this one. This is a photo of my husband Byron and his friends that we took before they went to ‘take care’ of a gang that was trying to muscle in on their turf. Poor Jonny never made it back…”
“W-what?!” Lucia shouted in surprise, and Mrs. Richardson began to laugh at her reaction. Chance couldn’t help but chuckle as well.
“Sorry about that dearie, but I had to see if you were listening,” Mrs. Richardson confessed after she managed to stop laughing. “We took this one on the opening night of a play about mobsters. My Byron always loved acting, and he loved being in that one in particular.” She looked at the old photo as if she were losing herself in old memories.
“Are you ok Mrs. Richardson?” Chance asked.
“I’m sorry dearies… It’s just… I do miss him sometimes,” the succubus admitted with a sigh. “It’s not as bad now that I have my babies to keep me company, but…” She fell silent again, but she quickly began to chuckle to herself. “Sorry about that. I guess I’m still an old woman at heart, just with better packaging. Let’s hurry and go help Mittens!” They then resumed their journey to the computer room, with Mrs. Richardson regaling them about a conversation she had with her friend about how wonderful that demonic energy stuff was. When they reached the computer room, they found Mittens staring at the screen. The calico cait sith was wearing her favorite cat suit today, and her left ear was twitching in aggravation. She didn’t react when they entered the room, and Chance swore her could hear her growling.
“How’s everything going Mittens?” Mrs. Richardson asked.
Mittens continued to stare at the monitor as she said, “Iz not goin well mommy…”
“That’s unfortunate… At least Chance is here to help you now.”
Mittens perked up as she asked, “Hez her?” before turning around to face them. Out of all of Mrs. Richardson’s cait sith, Mittens was by far the most interested in computers and technology. Because of this shared interest, Chance and Mittens had a certain rapport that he didn’t have with the others, and she’d frequently come to his place to ask him questions. Her excitement at actually being able to work with him for once seemed to fade when she noticed Lucia. “Hoos dis?”
“Her name’s Lucia, and she’s a friend of mine,” Chance answered.
“H-hello…” Lucia stuttered as Mittens stared at her with her brilliant copper colored eyes. After a moment, the cait sith got out of her chair, and approached the werecat.
“U pulay Assasins Cred?” Mittens asked after a moment of tense silence.
“On which console?”
“All of them.” They continued to stare at each other before Mittens gave Chance a thumbs up.
“Shez kewl,” Mittens said before Mrs. Richardson picked her up.
“It’s nice to see you’ve made a new friend Mittens,” Mrs. Richardson said as she pet the happy cait sith. “So did you want to help me finish lunch, or did you want to stay to help Chance?”
“Id like 3 halp Chance mommy.”
“I’d thought you’d say that,” Mrs. Richardson said with a smile. Chance sat down in front of the computer, and Mrs. Richardson placed Mittens on his lap.
“So what seems to be the problem?” Chance asked as he turned to face the monitor.
“I’ll show you,” Mrs. Richardson said as she leaned over him to grab the mouse. Her large breasts pressed against the back of his head, and Chance did his best to ignore the sensation. “It’s my e-mail. See when I select one of my e-mails, it usually lets me read it here. But now it just doesn’t show up. Can you fix it?”
“I-I’ll do my best!” Chance said nervously.
“That’s good to hear!” Mrs. Richardson said with a blush and a sly smile. She left Chance’s side, and gently began to push Lucia out of the room. “How about we let these two get to work dearie. You can help me get lunch ready.”
“O-ok…” Lucia muttered. Chance watched them leave before turning his attention back to the computer.
“Alright Mittens. Let’s go over the stuff you tried first so that we can figure out what to try next,” he proposed.
“K!” was the cait sith’s enthusiastic reply.
Meanwhile Abbie and Addie were sitting on a bed while trying to take off the dresses they were wearing. Neither of them had worn anything so girly in their entire, short lives, so getting out of them proved to be more difficult than it was to put them on. Eventually Addie managed to strip down to her banana print panties. She kicked the offending dress to the floor before helping her sister. Once Abbie was also wearing nothing but her banana print panties, the twins laid down on the bed and sighed.
“Why does granny always make us do stuff like that when we visit..?” Addie whined.
“I don’t know…” Abbie sighed. “Maybe it’s the same reason Auntie Susan always pinches our cheeks?”
“It’s such a pain being this cute…”
“It’s even worse for me since I’m cuter.”
“No you’re not! I’m cuter!”
“I’m cuter by infinity!”
“I’m cuter by infinity plus one!”
“Well, if you’re cuter then you can’t play with Chance’s phone!”
“Okay fine… You’re cuter. But only by a little bit!” Both twins looked at the cell phone laying on the bed, and they both smiled mischievously. “What should we do with it?”
Abbie thought for a moment before saying, “Maybe we could get his contact list for Artie?”
“That sounds boring…” Addie groaned. “Does he have any games?”
“No… But he does have a camera! Are you thinking what I’m thinking Addie?”
“Why are they called woodchucks if they don’t chuck wood?”
“No… Try again…” Abbie said before taking Addie’s picture. Addie began to grin with understanding before taking off her panties.
Lucia followed Mrs. Robertson back to the kitchen, and was entranced by the sway in the succubus’ hips. She caught herself as they entered the kitchen, and hoped that no one had seen her gawking. Thankfully the thirty cait sith were too engrossed in their show, and Lucia sighed in relief. She then sat down at the kitchen table, and watched Mrs. Richardson check on the pots boiling on her stove.
“Looks like everything’s almost done,” Mrs. Richardson said after taking a peek in her stove. “I hope those two can get that computer stuff done in time. So can I get you something to drink Lucia?”
“Oh… Uh… Sure,” Lucia mumbled.
“Anything you’d like?”
“Whatever you have is fine.”
“Alright,” Mrs. Richardson said as she grabbed a glass from her cupboard. After a quick trip to the fridge, she placed a glass full of milk in front of Lucia. “I hope you like milk.”
“I don’t mind it,” Lucia said before drinking some of the milk.
“I had a feeling you wouldn’t,” Mrs. Richardson chuckled. She sat down across from Lucia, and asked, “So how long have you been in love with Chance?” Lucia spat out her drink, and began to cough. “I take it that was supposed to be a secret?”
“H-how’d you find out?!” Lucia asked after she finished coughing. Her whole face had turned beet red.
“I’m old dearie, not blind,” Mrs. Richardson said with a chuckle. “I’m surprised Chance hasn’t realized anything considering how often you steal glances at him.” Lucia stared at the succubus while blushing so much that it looked like her fur would turn red as well. “There’s nothing to be embarrassed of dearie. Chance is a handsome young man, and you’re a healthy young woman. The only way you wouldn’t be attracted to him is if you were dead! Wait… I guess it doesn’t even matter if you’re dead or not nowadays… What a world we live in!”
“So why do you want to know how I feel about Chance?”
“If I’m going to be honest, I guess I’m sizing you up,” Mrs. Richardson said with a smile.
“Why are you so surprised?” Mrs. Richardson said with a knitted brow. “I’m old, not… dead… Either way, I’m not going to give him up without a fight.”
“B-but why?” Lucia asked. “I thought you were still in love with your husband!”
“I do, but I’ve come to terms with his death years ago. I’ve been on my own for a long, long time, and I’ve been craving male companionship since I became like this.” Mrs. Richardson stretched her wings, and shook her tail for emphasis.
“I-I see…” Lucia said as she turned her gaze towards the table.
“Lucia, you’re going to miss your chance with him if you keep acting like that.” Lucia looked up to find Mrs. Richardson giving her a look of understanding. “You’ll never get what you want if you give up the minute things get difficult. And don’t put yourself down so much either. You can’t know whether you can do something or not until you try.”
“Why are you trying to cheer me up?” Lucia asked suspiciously. “I thought you were my rival.”
“I am, but I guess I can’t help it. You remind me of my daughter Lisa. She’s always been a smart kid, but she was also really hard on herself. She’d have had her whole life pass her by all because she was convinced that she couldn’t do anything. I admit that I’d like to have Chance all to myself, but it just breaks my heart seeing young folk like yourself miss out on anything because you’re too afraid to try!” Lucia stared at the succubus for a moment before tears began to run down her face. Mrs. Richardson panics a bit as she said, “S-sorry! I didn’t mean to be so harsh!”
“N-no… Don’t apologize,” Lucia said as she wiped some tears from her eyes. “I-I don’t know what came over me. T-thanks for the pep talk though. I-I’m not going to let you have Chance without a fight either!”
“That’s good to hear dearie,” Mrs. Richardson said with a smile. She got out of her chair, and approached Lucia before extending her hand towards the werecat. Lucia stared at it for a moment before extending her own to shake it, only to yelp in surprise when Mrs. Richardson pulled her into a hug. “Then let the best woman win!”
“Uwaaa…” was all Lucia could say as Mrs. Richardson squeezed her tight.
Chance and Mittens stared at the computer monitor in annoyance. They had gone over everything they could think of to diagnose the problem, but everything they had tried failed to find anything. It was as if they were trying to fix a perfectly functional computer. They both sat there, completely defeated.
“Wut do we do nao mistah Chance?” Mittens eventually asked.
“I don’t know…” Chance admitted. “We should have found something by now, but nothing’s turning up. I don’t know what’s going on…” Mittens made a depressed meow, and Chance slumped back into the seat. Mittens mimicked him by slumping against his chest, and they both sighed. They stayed like that until a thought occurred to Chance. “It can’t be…” he muttered as he sat up, surprising the cait sith sitting on his lap. He grabbed the mouse, and moved the cursor down to the bottom of the email screen. Once the cursor changed into its double ended arrow form, Chance held down the left cursor on the mouse before moving the cursor back up the screen. Amazingly the email preview screen revealed itself.
“Thaz it!” Mittens squealed. “Wut did u do?!”
“Nothing special. Mrs. Richardson just minimized the preview screen, so I just brought it back up.”
“Thaz kind ou sad…”
“I know…” Chance admitted with a depressed sigh. He stretched before standing up while carrying Mittens, and leaving the room. “You think dinner’s ready yet?”
“I hope so. IM hungry.”
“Same here. And I can’t wait to try some of Mrs. Richardson’s apple crisp!” Mittens purred in agreement as they entered the kitchen. Chance was surprised to find Lucia hugging Mrs. Richardson. The timid werecat didn’t usually get affectionate with someone she just met, and he didn’t expect to see Lucia purring and rubbing herself against the succubus. In fact it almost looked like she was motor boating Mrs. Richardson’s breasts. Mrs. Richardson didn’t seem to mind, and she cooed as she pet Lucia’s head. “What the hell?” He looked down at Mittens to ask about what was happening, only to find the cait sith staring at Lucia jealously. A quick glance at the living room revealed that the other cait sith had stopped watching TV to stare at Lucia as well. “That’s kind of creepy…”
“Oh! Speak of the devil!” Mrs. Richardson exclaimed when she noticed him. “Did you get that computer of mine fixed?”
“Y-yeah. It was pretty easy once I figured out what was going on…” Chance said before Mittens jumped to the floor. He watched her run up to Mrs. Richardson, and began to meow for the succubus’ attention.
“That’s great! You’ll have to show me what you did later. I know I’ll probably forget everything, but it could stick for once,” Mrs. Richardson said with a smile. “By the way, dinner should be ready in a minute, so could you go get the twins?”
“Uh… Yeah… Sure…” Chance muttered as he watched a parade of cait sith march past him to join Mittens.
“Thank you! Now Lucia, could you let go of me so I can set the table?”
“Nooo~! I want to play with mommy~!” Lucia whined as she buried her face into the succubus’ bosom.
Mrs. Richardson chuckled and said, “Oh my~! You’re such a spoiled child~!” before petting Lucia again. The werecat meowed in sheer happiness, although it was almost drowned out by the cait sith’s cacophonous plaintive meowing. Chance carefully backed into the hall, hoping that whatever was going on would end by the time he returned. It took him a moment to remember which room the twins had entered, but he managed to find it after a bit of snooping. He was going to call out to the twins as he opened the door, but he could only stare in shock once he spotted Addie and Abbie on the bed. Both girls were completely naked, however Abbie didn’t look comfortable lying on her back while bent over until her ankles were next to her head if her blushing face was any indication. Addie seemed more comfortable leaning over her sister while holding one of Abbie’s leg up with one hand, and giving a peace sign with the other. Chance then noticed that both girls were posing for a familiar looking phone that Addie was holding with her tail.
“Can you hurry up?” Abbie complained.
“I’m trying, but it’s a lot harder to do with my tail!” Addie argued through her strained smile.
“I know, but this pose is uncomfortable and embarrassing… Why do I have to be on the bottom anyway? This was my idea!”
“Let’s try to remember that the next time you ask me to help you practise kissing.”
“I only asked you to pretend to be Chance once!”
“At least I don’t ask you to do it all the time!” Abbie countered. “You’re the one always asking me to pretend to be Chance when we’re in the bath!”
“H-hey! Be careful where you blurt that out!” Addie scolded as she began to look around the room to make sure no one was watching them. “You don’t know who… might… hear… you…” The young kakuen’s face went beet red when she noticed Chance, while the oblivious Abbie rolled her eyes.
“Give me a break…” Abbie groaned before smiling maliciously. She then began to speak like a gruff man. “Oh Addie. You’re such a dirty little girl. Let me help you wash your chest!” She began to laugh when she noticed how embarrassed Addie was getting, but she got just as embarrassed when she noticed who her twin was staring at. Meanwhile Chance was checking his pockets to confirm that they did have his phone. They continued to stare at each other until Chance quietly backed out of the room, and shut the door. He began to walk back towards the kitchen when the twins burst into the hallway. He tried to run from the naked kakuen children, but Addie and Abbie quickly caught up to him and jumped onto his back. “Y-you got the wrong idea!”
“I-it’s not what you think!”
“I didn’t see anything!” Chance lied.
“Liar!” both girls cried out as they clung to him tighter. Chance tried to shake them off, but he continued to run to the kitchen after they failed to let go of him.
“Help! I’ve got a couple monkeys on my back!” Chance shouted as he re-entered the kitchen.
“Don’t listen to him Granny!” Addie screeched.
“Yeah! Chance was being pervy!” Abbie added.
“No I wasn’t!” Chance argued, but they all stopped when they spotted Mrs. Richardson and Lucia. They were still hugging, and Mrs. Richardson continued to pet Lucia while the cait sith army were trying to get the succubus’ attention by meowing and pawing at her legs. “What the f…” Chance quickly glanced at the kakuen twins on his shoulders before continuing with, “F-fudge…”
“What’s going on?” Addie asked.
“I don’t know, but it’s weird…” Abbie added.
Mrs. Richardson noticed her new audience and said, “Oh don’t worry about this. This happens every once in a while.”
“Mommy! Pay attention to me~!” Lucia purred. The cait sith began to chant Lucia’s words as they doubled their efforts to gain Mrs. Richardson’s attention.
“Sorry dearies, but Chance looked like he was confused.” The ears of all the feline mamono perked at the mention of Chance’s name, and they all turned to face the trio. Chance felt like they were sizing him up, and he instinctively took a step back.
“Mommy wants Chance…” one of the cait sith said as she took a step towards him.
“Having Chance would make mommy happy…” another cait sith said as she stepped closer as well.
“Mommy pets us lots when she’s happy,” a third cait sith said as a bunch of them began to close in on Chance and the twins.
“So let’s make mommy happy!” Lucia announced before she and the cait sith army began to chase Chance down the hall.
“Oh my. Everyone seems so playful today,” Mrs. Richardson said as she stared at where Chance had stood only moments before. “It’s nice to see everyone having fun, but I hope they don’t get carried away. Dinner’s practically ready after all.” The succubus then began to set the table for lunch.
“Faster! They’re gaining on us!” the Fay twins screeched as Chance ran from the cait sith horde. Luckily the large number of cait sith had slowed down the group as a whole and Lucia wasn’t overly athletic so Chance was able to keep a bit of distance ahead of them. Unfortunately Chance didn’t have a firm grasp on the layout of Mrs. Richardson’s home, and the horde were slowly catching up with them. They turned another corner and passed an open bedroom door when Chance suddenly stopped.
“What are you doing Chance?!” Abbie asked.
“Yeah! They’re going to catch us unless we keep moving!” Addie added.
“I-I know, but I can’t move!” he argued. The cait sith army wasn’t too far behind, but he couldn’t will himself to move no matter how hard he tried. He then felt himself being dragged into the dark bedroom. As they crossed the threshold, they noticed a phantasmal duplicate of themselves in the hallway. Their ghostly clones began to run down the hall as the door silently shut behind them.
“So we meet again,” a familiar voice called out from the dark room. Once their eyes adjusted to the light they could see a grey cait sith wearing an equally grey wide-brimmed hat that was much too big for her. She also had patches of white and black fur that surrounded her icy blue eyes, and was sitting on what used to be a clean pair of black pants that had been laid out on the bed.
“I don’t know if Gandalf said that Lunette, but that’s a really clichéd line.”
“That’s some way of thanking someone who just saved you from the fate of becoming a scratching post,” Lunette scoffed. “I could have just let the mob have their way with you.”
“You’re right. Thanks.” The cait sith’s tail wagged excitedly as she purred in contentment. The doorknob then began to move. After finding that the door was locked, the unknown figure began to bang on it to demand entry.
“Come on out Chaaaance~!” Lucia called before hammering on the door again. “I knoooow you’re iiiin there~! I can smell you~! Come out so I can bring you back to mommy~!” It wasn’t long before the cait sith army had noticed the werecat, and joined in banging on the door.
“Drat… I thought that trick would have bought us more time…” Lunette groaned. “But I don’t recognize that one.”
“She’s a friend of mine,” Chance admitted as the Fay twins climbed off his back. “But she’s acting odd. Any idea about what’s going on?”
“Yeah! This is really weird…” Addie added.
“Weirder than usual anyway,” Abbie commented.
“Meow… The troops probably worked themselves into a frenzy trying to get mommy’s attention, but…” Lunette said before stopping to think. “Is your friend a feline mamono?”
“Yeah. She’s a werecat,” Chance said.
“That explains it. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but mommy’s not a regular succubus.”
“She doesn’t know how to use succubus magic,” Lunette explained. “She hasn’t been able to figure it out, but she does seem to be able to charm any feline mamono she touches.”
“That’s weird,” Addie commented. “Shouldn’t she be able to charm anyone she touches?”
“And why just kitty mamono?” Abbie asked.
“We don’t know,” Lunette admitted with a shrug. “There’s just something about how she pets you that makes you want to be babied by her if you’re a feline mamono. It can affect other beast mamono sometimes, but we don’t know if it affects men as well.”
“So you’re saying that Mrs. Richardson must have charmed Lucia, and now she’s trying to catch me to make ‘mommy’ happy,” Chance concluded.
“Right, but don’t get too mad. Mommy doesn’t realize that she’s charming people.”
“How does that work?” Abbie asked.
“I’d have thought granny would have been able to notice if she’s turning people into her pets,” Addie added.
“Mommy’s always been good with animals,” Lunette explained. “She usually just assumes that everyone she charms is just being affectionate because of her petting.”
“And I bet she likes to pet feline mamono because she thinks it’ll make them happy…” Chance concluded.
“So what do we do now?” Abbie asked with growing disinterest.
“Yeah. We’re still stuck in here, and I’m getting hungry!” Addie confirmed.
“That shouldn’t be too hard,” Lunette said as she jumped off the bed. She then climbed onto a nearby desk, and opened a curtain as she said, “After all when God closes a door, he opens a window.”
“Gandalf didn’t say that one either,” Chance commented as his eyes got used to the sudden light.
Meanwhile, as Chance and company escaped through the window, Lucia was pawing at the door with the cait sith horde. She could smell him in there, and she knew that she had to catch him for mommy! But something felt wrong. It wasn’t just that it sounded like her prey was escaping, but there was something else. Something that she was forgetting. Something important. Whatever it was, it would have to wait for now since Lucia couldn’t just let Chance escape! She stopped pawing at the door, and ran to the front door.
Chance carefully climbed out of the window. Luckily for them it wasn’t too far off the ground, but Chance still needed to help the Fay twins and Lunette down. They took this opportunity to cling to him, and he couldn’t help but wonder if this was what a mother possum felt like. Thankfully Lunette wasn’t very big, and the Fay twins were surprisingly light for their size so he didn’t feel too weighed down. Of course he didn’t want people to see him walking around with a couple naked kakuen clinging to his arms and a cait sith riding on his shoulders, but that couldn’t exactly be helped.
“Now all we need to do is make our way back to mommy, and she should be able to keep us safe!” Lunette announced smugly.
“That’s good to hear,” Chance said as he began to make his way to the front of the house. “I’m glad we managed to run into you when we did Lunette.” The cait sith began to purr, and unconsciously began to rub against his neck. “Ok… You don’t have to start doing that Lunette…”
“You know what Addie?” Abbie asked.
“What?” the other twin asked back.
“I thought riding around on Chance outside while naked would be embarrassing, but I kind of like it~.”
“I know!” Addie eagerly agreed. She began to rub against him as she said, “We should do this kind of stuff more often!”
“I’d rather not,” Chance quickly declined. The two kakuen began to whine as they found themselves in the front yard. They passed by the bushes in front of the house, completely unaware that they were being hunted. Lucia suddenly leapt out of the bushes, and tackled Chance to the ground, sending the Fay twins and Lunette flying.
“Caught you~!” Lucia purred, looking like the werecat who caught the canary. Chance tried to throw her off, but the waifish werecat was stronger than she looked. He may have been able to fight her off normally, but he was helpless in this position.
“Lucia! Stop! You don’t have to do this!” Chance pleaded.
“Of course I do! If it’ll make mommy happy, then I’d do…” Lucia paused. She’d be happy to do anything for mommy, but why did it make her feel sad? She knew there was a reason she felt this way, and she could almost remember it…
“Get off of him!” Abbie and Addie screamed as they jumped onto Lucia. The werecat began to hiss and growl as she tried to fight them off, but the young kakuen proved difficult to get a hold of. She eventually managed to throw them off, only to get blasted by Lunette’s gust spell. Lucia was blown off of Chance, and he used the opportunity to scramble to his feet.
“Thanks,” he said as he watched Lucia.
“No problem!” Lunette said as she puffed up with pride.
“If you want to thank us you should give me a kiss,” Abbie demanded.
“You can let me touch your wiener,” Addie said with a mischievous grin.
“Ah! Never mind! I want to do that too!”
“Hey! You can’t do that! It was my idea!” Chance ignored the wins as they started fighting again, and approached Lucia. He knew that mamono could take quite the beating, but he began to worry when he realized that the werecat hadn’t moved since she landed. He kneeled down next to her, and found that she was silently weeping.
“Are you ok Lucia?!” Chance asked worriedly as his big brother instincts kicked in. Lucia had always been a crybaby, so he and Gloria had always been protective of her as if she were their little sister. “Are you hurt anywhere?”
“I’m sorry Chance,” the werecat cried. “I want to bring you to mommy, but I… I just can’t!” Chance smiled as he picked her up, and gave her a hug.
“It’s ok Lucia,” he said calmly. “Besides I’m not exactly upset that you don’t really want to hogtie me, and give me to Mrs. Richardson.”
“Of course! Besides, how can I stay mad at one of my best friends?” For some reason this did nothing to calm down Lucia, who simply began to cry harder.
“That’s weird…” Mittens muttered as she watched Chance try to console his friend. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone break free of mommy’s charm before.”
“Really?” Addie asked.
“What does that mean?” Abbie asked afterwards.
“I don’t know,” Mittens admitted. “Maybe she’s someone who’s naturally resistant to being charmed, or maybe the charm was making her do something she didn’t really want to do.”
“I guess that makes sense,” Abbie said as she continued to watch Chance.
“Do you think Artie will want to know about this?” Addie quietly asked her twin.
“Probably, but I don’t think we should tell her,” Abbie whispered back.
“Good idea.” They watched silently until Lucia’s crying became a soft whimper.
“Feeling better?” Chance asked.
“Not really…” Lucia admitted. “I’m feeling a little embarrassed that I’ve been crying like a baby in public.”
“As long as you’re only a little embarrassed. I mean it could be worse. You could have been naked like the twins.”
“I don’t think I’d be able to show my face again if that happened!”
“Do you think they’re making fun of us Abbie?” Addie asked.
“I don’t know, but I’m feeling really angry…” Abbie answered. Chance and Lucia laughed a bit before Mrs. Richardson came outside. She seemed confused by what she found.
“What are you all doing out here?” the succubus asked. “And why are the girls naked? You weren’t trying to do anything ungentlemanly to them Chance?”
“N-no! I can honestly say that they were like that when I found them!”
“I see…” Mrs. Richardson looked at him suspiciously before she noticed Lucia clinging to him. “Is she ok?”
“I think I’ll survive,” Lucia admitted as she reluctantly separated herself from Chance. She quickly got up, and dusted herself off before asking, “What are you doing out here Gertie?”
“I was looking for Boots. Dinner’s been ready for a little while now, but I couldn’t find her in the house. I was going to check outside before going to find all of you. Speaking of which… BOOTS! DINNER’S READY!”
“Sacré Bleu!” an annoyed sounding voice groggily called from a nearby bush. Boots unsteadily crawled out from underneath a nearby bush while holding her head as if she had a headache. She was missing her signature bicorne hat, and her black fur was matted and disheveled. “Pourquoi ce bruit?” she asked, sounding tired and annoyed.
“Were you sleeping there all morning Boots?”
“You weren’t using catnip again were you?” Lunette asked with an accusatory tone.
“Non! … Peut être… Oui…” Boots admitted. She looked ashamed of herself.
“You’ve got issues Boots…” Lunette sighed.
“That’s enough of that Lunette,” Mrs. Richardson scolded. “Now hurry up, and come inside! Dinner’s ready, and it’s getting cold!”
“I bet Chance would love to cum inside,” Addie whispered to her sister, who burst into giggles. Chance stood up, and walked over to pick up the two naked monkey girls. “Eeep!”
“Didn’t you hear her? It’s time to eat,” Chance said as he carried the twins back into the house. “You coming Lucia?”
“Y-yeah,” the werecat said as she watched Chance carry the flailing kakuen children. Visions of him carrying her and Gloria’s kids like a proper father ran through her head, and she felt a surge of determinism. “I’m not going to give up on you ever again,” she whispered to herself before following everyone inside.
“Did you say something?”
“Just that I’m going to kick your noob ass at Soul Calibur when we get back to your place.”
“Have mercy…” After Mrs. Richardson helped the Fay twins get dressed again, everyone sat down to eat. Everything was delicious, although Chance had trouble eating with all the cait sith trying to apologize for their poor behavior. It seemed that Mrs. Richardson had scolded them all when she had found out what they were doing before she came outside. The succubus got up once everyone had finished eating before heading to the fridge. She pulled something out of it before heading to her oven to pull something else out.
“I hope you’ve all left some room for dessert!” Mrs. Richardson announced as she came back with a big pail of ice cream, and her piping hot, infamous apple crisp. Chance got excited, eager to finally try the treat that had so long eluded him. It was a big part of the reason he had agreed to come over in the first place, and he was excited to be rewarded for the craziness he had to go through today. “I’ll give you the first, and the biggest piece as an apology for all the trouble my kitties put you through.”
“You don’t have to worry about it that much,” Chance assured. “Everyone just got carried away.”
“I insist! After invited you-,” Mrs. Richardson began before tripping over her own tail. Chance watched as the old succubus fell, and he was horrified to find the fresh from the oven apple crisp was flying straight for his face. There was nothing he could do to avoid it.