Becoming A Neko's Pet pt.1
He ran through the black forest terrified. The creature that chased him showed no sign in stopping its pursuit. Every time Tom thought he had lost it the thing would appear in front of him making him change his course. "Why," he thought annoyed as his legs charged through the black night and towering trees, "Why does my life suck!"
Tom was a six foot tall sixteen year old with brown hair, blue eyes, and a light build. He wore a plain blue t-shirt with tan short pants. He was smart, always receiving straight B's and winning awards. His parents however never thought this was good enough. When he came home he'd receive long lectures, even beatings about how he wasn't the perfect child they'd always wanted or how he was the biggest disgrace of mankind. All he wanted was their love and they never gave it to him, so today instead of going straight home at four like he was supposed to he walked down the street mumbling about how hated his parents.
The town he lived in was small and had a massive forest that existed behind it. No one ever went in however saying that anyone who entered it would never come out. Tom had no intention to ever stop foot in the place, however as he mumbled about his parents he didn't pay any attention to where he was going as he put one foot in front of the other walking towards the woodland. He finally stopped when his head connected with a tree causing him to yelp in pain stumbling backwards as he rubbed his scalp. Looking up he saw the tree he had hit in front of him. Behind the tree was a vast clearing with a small lake (about thirty feet in diameter) that glistened in the now setting sun. Looking behind himself he saw nothing but trees that he had somehow missed. Knowing where he was he started to feel scared as he turned around preparing to leave. Remembering what waited for him when he went home however, he brushed off his fear and decided to sit by the lake and enjoy the warm peace and quiet instead of putting up with his parents.
Lying on the ground like a board with his arms behind his head, he let his mind wander as the thoughts about his life disappeared in the peace and tranquility the day and lake gave off. He heard some birds chip as they settled down for the day, wind swaying the grass, and the low growl of an animal. Alarmed Tom quickly sat up and looked in the direction the sound had come from. There was nothing except the tall grass that flourished on the other side of the lake. Waving it off as nothing but his imagination he laid back down and finished enjoying his time. When the air started to become cold and the forest had turned pitch black he finally decided to head home and put up with his parents.
It was hard to see but his eyes had already adjusted to the darkness, so he wasn't blind as he made his way back. Just as he reached the trees however the growl sound from earlier echoed through the woods. Looking up he saw its source sitting on a large branch. The creature stood crouched on the branch looking down at him. Its features were non-descript in the darkness, but Tom could see a tail swish behind it and pointed cat like ears on top of its head. While Tom stared at it, it stared back growling here and there.
Feeling a little scared Tom decided to just keep walking forward to see if it wouldn't bother him. Just as he took a step forward the creature jumped down in front of him, the whites of its eyes shining through the darkness as it peered at him again. Even up close he couldn't make out any physical features other than noticing the creature stood on two feet at about his height.
Resuming the stare contest Tom figured the thing wasn't going to leave him alone and started thinking how he was going to get passed it. Deciding to try something easy he turned left and sprinted as fast as he could away from the beast. Looking behind him he saw it easily keeping pace. The thing gave off a small feminine giggle as he looked into its face while keeping his pace. Then before he knew it something whip like wrapped around his leg causing him to trip.
Tom's face hit the dirt floor of the woodland hard. As he picked himself up he heard the creature say in another giggle, "Your fun." The voice was feminine like the giggle before, so Tom figured it was a woman at the least. Rolling over he felt the whip that had wrapped around his leg release, as it returned to its owner Tom saw the whip was actually her tail. "Who and what are you," Tom wondered allowed. His comment just made her giggle again.
Through the darkness he saw the outline of her hand rise to her face. She proceeded by licking it then reaching out to him. Growing terrified Tom jumped to his feet and started sprinting through the forest again.
When Tom finished his complaining he felt his foot catch a stone sending him into field of sharp rocks. As his body rolled through the spiky field he hollered in pain when the points tore his skin leaving long gash marks on his body. He stopped rolling when one last rock dug deep into the flesh of his left leg making him scream at the pain. While he tried to sit up the thing appeared in front of him still giggling.
"You think this is funny," Tom cried clutching his wounded leg.
"No, I just think it's funny that you keep trying to escape."
"Why shouldn't I be trying to escape, your probably going to kill me!"
"I would never kill my pet," she scoffed.
"P-pet," Tom stuttered confused.
"I am not your pet," Tom shouted angrily at her while slowly getting to his feet then falling back down from the pain in his leg.
"Yes you are it's your reward for not disturbing the forest."
"How is being your pet a reward?"
"Because," she said sitting down cross-legged, "Three things happen when a human enters my forest. If they enter my forest and start killing animals then I shrink them down and eat them."
"Shrink them," Tom interrupted frightened.
"Yes, I can use my saliva in four different ways. One is I use it like you humans do to help break down food; Two I can change it into a healing agent that seals and cleans wounds. Speaking of which
" She said licking her finger and grabbing his arm. Before he could resist she moved her finger down the wound. Her touch was gentle, wet, and fuzzy for some reason when Tom felt fur. When she pulled her finger away Tom heard a small sizzle. He stared in wondered as his arm healed until it looked like the wound was never there. As Tom gawked in wonder at his suddenly perfect arm she continued.
"Three I can transform it into a tranquilizer; or four I can make it a shrink concoction that reduces whatever I touch to a mere four inches. Back to what I was saying earlier; if a human enters my forest and starts tearing up the place then I both shrink it and leave it for the animals, or I make it my slave for two weeks until I decide to be rid of it. Finally if they enter and just go about kindly respecting the world around them then I keep them as my pet, which I take care of and protect."
"Why can't you just let me go," Tom asked still clutching his leg.
"Because you're so much fun and now that you've seen me I can't let you leave. Humans tend to babble about things that may cause hunters to come and attempt to capture me," She replied her smile lighting up the darkness.
"What if I don't tell anybody anything that I've seen, can I go then," Tom bargained
"Hmm no; unfortunately for you I've found humans to be a bit untrustworthy. Unless if they are my cute little pet of course."
"What if I don't want to be your pet?"
"Too bad," was her flat reply.
After hearing her Tom tried to get to his feet to flee again but had his leg collapse beneath him causing him to scream in pain again as he fell on his back.
"Please stop doing that," she asked concerned. "I admire your will to try to escape, but I don't like seeing my pet in such pain," she asked concerned.
"Deal with it then, because I'm not being your pet," Tom growled back trying again only to have the same result happen.
Her response was to raise a finger that grew a claw. She licked the claw then proceeded to touch Tom with it. Panicking Tom tried to stand once more and yet again fell back down this time on his stomach. He felt a small prick come from behind then everything went dark.
Some Hours Later,
Tom awoke feeling groggy as he rubbed his eyes. When his vision cleared he found himself looking at a massive sun lit room. The room looked like a normal living room complete with a small couch, carpet, some plants, some windows, and a small table that he was sitting on. Upon seeing all the gigantic items Tom clutched his chest taking in large breaths. That's when he noticed his condition.
His t-shirt was torn in several places. His shorts were better but still had a few holes here and there and his shoes were intact. This didn't surprise him however. What did surprise him was the fact that there wasn't a scratch on him. Panicking he rolled his left leg over to see the wound that prevented him from running the night before was no longer there as well.
His breath started coming in choking rasps as sweat streamed down his face.
"It's just a dream," he thought, "That's it just a dream. I'm completely healed and everything is big because it is just a dre-" he froze when loud thumps were heard coming towards him. He turned around to see what he thought to be his midnight stalker appear in the hallway.
She was massive (at least to him) with blue eyes like his, blonde hair, tan-pink skin, and a very pretty smiling face. She wore short tan pants like his however there were no pockets. She didn't wear a shirt and instead wore a cloth that covered the bottom of her massive breasts. Everything about her seemed human except for three different flaws. One she had a long pink tail that swished the air behind her; two she had furry pink cat ears at the top of her head instead of normal human ears; three there was fur on the back of her hands and fur all over her clawed feet, the palms of her hands were normal like a humans though.
The sight of her, though pretty, made him lose it, so to speak. His mind could no long take in what he was seeing, causing his heart to beat faster making his chest swell with pain. Blackness began to overtake his eyes as he slowly lost conciseness. Before he let the darkness take him he saw her reach out for him a concerned look on her face.
Then everything went black.