Previously on The Buffies
Written by Meg
Our spirits are raised with a glimmer of hope and we start working on Benji right away. The plan is simple, gain his confidence, trust and compassion then use him to somehow escape. There’s no other way. The outer walls are too thick to tunnel through and we don’t know what’s on the other side. Katherine would rather kill us than help and we still don’t know why we’re being held captive? The constant screams and torture of the other prisoners lets us believe its nothing good. We have to get out and soon.
On Benji’s next visit, Jewel starts by talking softly to gain his trust. Amanda demonstrates her gymnastic stretching techniques to lure his eye. No man can resist watching. Meg takes the full frontal flirt approach and Diana begs and pleads with him to let us go, complete with sad eyes and crocodile tears. Each approach is unique and designed to appeal to a different facet of his personality, one has to work.
Benji begins to wear down and open up to us, smiling and talking. His visits to become more frequent, using any excuse to go to the dungeon. He is falling in love, which is a powerful asset to have, our only one. Our neighbor passes another note through the wall, which reads “time is short, hurry”.
It’s time for Phase II and a more tactile approach. First a soft touch as he passes the food. Meg’s non-subtle approach is to grab his ass and plant a kiss. You can tell Benji enjoys the attention. She places his hand on her chest and Amanda follows with the other one. He gets lost for a moment but snaps out of it. Putting the food down, he looks around and moves on. Hopefully it’s not too much too soon but we have little choice?
The door opens later and we’re ready to turn it up a notch. We strip down to entice him when he walks by but Katherine comes instead. She flips out when she sees us and takes us one at a time to another room for torture and beating. Katherine appears to enjoy every minute of it. We’re left with broken bones and bloody bodies. “That’s just the warm-up” Katherine says before spitting on us and leaving. “Filthy whores!”
Benji arrives the next morning and is horrified at the sight of us. We explain what happened and watch as tears roll down his cheek. He wipes them away and the timid and shy Benji we’ve known is gone. He looks up with determination and confidence and says “Never again… I promise.”
The constant screams have become more frequent and louder in the last couple days. The testing and torture are increasing but there seems to be less of us captives. None of us have been taken to the lab for testing yet. It almost seems as if they’re saving us. Whatever’s happening is coming to a climax and very soon.
We’ve spent just over a month in captivity but It feels like forever Our neighbor sends us notes to keep us sane and help pass the time. He’s been a great source of support in this dark time. Katherine brings our food and we expect the usual slop. It’s better than normal with actual meat and somewhat warm. She ends with her usual quip “You’re next” and for some reason this time we believe her. We hope this isn’t our last meal but it sure feels that way.
Benji comes by later with horror in his face. “The project is near completion and I can’t save you any longer!” he says. We plead with him, “There has to be a way.” He explains that we’re deep underground with armed guards on every level and surrounded by ocean. There’s no way out. He thinks for a minute then looks up and smiles. “I might know a way!”
He returns later that night, opens the door and walks into our cell. He looks dead serious. “We have to use the device. That’s what this has all been about, testing and perfecting the device.“ Our interest is peaked. “It’s 98% complete and there hasn’t been a successful test yet. I wouldn’t even suggest it if it weren’t the only way.”
We agree without hesitation as Benji lets us out of our cell. It’s our first glimpse of the entire massive dungeon area. Most of the other cells are empty now except for a few, including our mysterious neighbor. “We must hurry!” he says but we insist on saving the others. Benji keeps moving us down the long corridor. “We’ll come back for them, I promise”.
Lights flicker as water drops from the dark underground passageway ceiling. We journey our way through arrive at large solid door. Benji enters a code then places his palm on a panel. The door opens and we enter an immense lab that looks straight out of a sci-fi movie. He shows us to the main platform and asks us to stand close together. We watch him begin the startup procedure, flipping switches to power up this device. He appears to have a vast working knowledge of its design and we wonder if he is more than just our jailor.
“We’ve only got one shot are you ready?” We can’t turn back now. The power meter rises to 68% when alarms go off. Guards will start rushing in here in no time. He can’t wait any longer and pulls the lever to activate the device. The large room comes to life as a protective shield comes down and surrounds the four of us. Benji yells out “Whatever happens, please take me with you.”
A thick blue-ish liquid starts to seep up from the platform as the protective shield surrounds us. The four of us wonder how this will help us escape and are feeling apprehensive. The liquid rises quickly and surrounds us. Benji hurries to secure the room the best he can before the guards enter. Our lives are in his hands.
When the liquid reaches our necks, a ray of warm light bathes the tank. We get goose bumps as a slight tingling sensation courses through us but it quickly turns to a dull pain. The light intensifies and the liquid fills the tank completely. No air to breath but the liquid fills our bodies and gives us the oxygen we need to survive. We feel an electric charge throughout the tank and the transformation begins.
Our muscles pull and stretch, binding tighter together. Mass increases during the process and slowly builds exponentially. Layer upon layer of tissue form, transforming us, making us stronger and better than before. Blood flow is increased to allow for more mass and our hearts race to keep up with the demand. Defined muscles begin to form under our skin, then grow larger, increasing in size and definition. Breast tissue also increases during the process forcing massive overflow within our dirty, tattered garments. The confined area becomes tighter as we continue to grow within the protective shield.
Each muscle group becomes hypertrophied and the pain goes from dull to excruciating in a matter of moments. Each tissue strand doubles then quadruples in size forming steel like cables of muscle tissue surrounded by a growing vascular support system. We’ve become larger and stronger than a female bodybuilder then continue to grow past a male champion’s size. The massive power flowing into us is giving us our chance for escape. We finally realize Benji’s goal to give us the strength to break free. We’ll gladly take it all and more.
Solid slabs of steel mountainous muscle continue to pour into us. Our strength levels continue to increase at an astonishing pace. We’re thrust together so tight in the tank now as our bodies continue to grow and expand. Pressure builds in the tank and the liquid starts to bubble as our muscles explode in size and push through skin revealing a vast network of rock-hard tissue, fiber and sinew.
We hear a boom as the lab door is finally blown open and guards rush in. Katherine is close behind along with the mysterious man we believe is the leader. He’s yelling and shouting orders as the guards take defensive positions around the lab. Katherine walks up to the tank and looks mesmerized at our transformation. Our evil captor can’t turn away at the sight of four super muscled goddesses. The guards pull her back from the platform then shoot out the glass to stop the transformation.
Liquid rushes out as we fall from the platform. It takes a moment to acclimate ourselves to the new bodies and we step off the platform with enough power to stop an army. Bullets fly off our newly formed diamond hard skin ricocheting across the lab. The leader yells out “Don’t ruin the lab” and they switch to tranquilizer rounds to no effect. They charge us but we easily brush them aside which sends them flying. We head for Benji as a guard holds a gun to his head. Meg screams out to “Let him go” and oddly enough he just steps back as if to grant her wish. We grab Benji and head for the door. We’ve incapacitated all the guards, the leader holds his safe distance and Katherine is still transfixed on the central platform. We run out but first a little pit stop before we head for freedom.
As soon as we leave the lab bullets start flying again. The well-dressed leader and Katherine are following close behind and quickly bring out heavier weapons. Shells explode down the passageway but we barely feel a thing. They turn off power and lights to slow us down but Amanda amazingly can still see. She uses newly enhanced senses to easily lead us through the black corridors. She can hear and decipher each individual voice, smell the fear, blood and chemicals all around us.
We reach the dungeon, our home for the last few months. When all of us are in, Jewel turns and with her mighty strength, grabs the stone corridor walls and pushes outward with so much force that they crumble. Large boulders fall, trapping our pursuers behind in the dark tunnels.
We come to the cell of our mysterious neighbor, a friend from the beginning who was integral to our escape. Diana easily rips the heavy cage door from the foundation and a dirty unshaven man walks forward. “My name is Joshua.” he says with a gulp as he gets a full look at us. “I’ve seen we’ve grown a bit” he chuckles. “Now let’s get out of here.”
Our only passageway is blocked so we need a new route. Benji tells us there’s ocean surrounding us so we need to go up. The other captives keep a safe distance as we make short work of the thick steel re-enforced ceiling. With a large hole in the ceiling we easily jump everyone out with our super charged leg muscles. There are more guards and blocked passageways as we make our way through the island fortress. Heavy artillery and explosives are brought in to stop us but still no effect to our new bodies. Amanda and Meg take the front and make an impenetrable wall, plowing through any defense. Jewel takes the middle to protect Benji, Josh and the others while Diana covers the rear and causes as much damage as possible, blocking any stray guards from following.
Teamwork has become almost instinctual from our time in captivity. We’ve become sisters and our newfound boundless strength has made us quite a powerful team. Joshua notices this and ponders. We race level after level with ease and see daylight in no time. Out of the fortress and into the tropical jungle… and freedom!
Trapped deep below, Katherine and the leader are back in the lab planning their next move. “Those girls were the key to ultimate power.” the leader says in outrage. Katherine looks down and sees a torn piece of cloth from Amanda’s outfit. She takes it and pleads “Eric my love, give me the power to defeat them and I’ll bring them back.” The equipment is mostly intact and the device’s power levels slowly rise as Katherine walks up to the platform. An evil grin washes over her face and she says softly under her breath “You have no idea of what’s coming for you.”
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