Jack woke up to the sound of birds, it took him a moment to get his bearings, realising he was still in the coils of the lovely Claire, who clearly didn’t eat him during his slumber. She had stopped massaging him with her tail, Jack thought it would have tired her out doing that all night, however she was still stroking his hair.
“Have you been awake all night?”
“Soooo, how long have you been awake?” He tilted his head trying to look up at her face.
She shrugged “A while. You were ssstill asssleep, and I didn’t want to disssturb you.”
Jack looked to the sun, trying to guess what time it was, he couldn‘t look at his watch because of Claire‘s coils, his guess was it was around seven or eight o’ clock in the morning.
“Ssso, how wasss my tummy?” She smiled at him, it took Jack a few seconds to get what she meant, his sleep made him a bit dopy considering he just woke up.
“It’s really nice and soft.” Jack smiled, he had found her stomach to be better than any pillow to rest his head on, and it was surprisingly soft considering she wasn’t fat. Just thinking about her weight made him think back to her wonderful, perfect figure which he saw in full glory the night before.
“I need to be getting back home, otherwise they’ll think something happened to me. So would you mind letting me go?”
“Aww, ssso sssoon?” Her facial expression clearly told that she didn’t want him to go.
“I’m afraid so.”
“Aww, ok.” Claire sighed, she stopped stroking his hair and slowly began to uncoil him. Jack sat up from resting his head on her stomach, smiling at her.
“Thank you, but how will I get down? It’s pretty far up.”
“Sssimple, I lower you down with my tail.” She giggled, coiling her tail once around his waist, instead of lowering him down straight away, she lifted him towards her, their faces were only a few inches apart.
“Jack, can you promissse me one thing?”
“Um, sure.” A puzzled expression spread across his face.
“Come back to visssit me.” She fluttered her eyelids to try and convince him, not that it really mattered, Jack had already made his decision.
“Sure I will.” He smiled at her as he replied.
She make a cute squee and quickly kissed him on the cheek. Jack froze for a moment, blushing slightly. He decided to change the subject quickly.
“Um, how will I find you?” Claire giggled before answering him.
“Just wander around, I’ll find you, I alwaysss know when sssomeone isss in my foressst.” and with that she lowered him down to the ground, and released him from her coil, watching him walk away out of the forest.
Jack returned to the village, slowly walking back to his house. The village looked less festive than the night before, all the left over Halloween decorations didn’t deem to fit, the black of night must have made everything stand out, the sky was gray with clouds, it looked like it was going to rain, usual weather for the country. While walking down the path on the main road, Jack saw his friends; Mike and Rob up ahead, they were the ones who dared him to stay an entire night in the forest, they turned to him as they saw Jack approach, their expression showed surprise, they clearly weren’t counting on him to stay an entire night at the supposedly haunted forest. Jack greeted them as he stopped before them.
“You just came from that forest, didn’t ya?” questioned Rob.
“Yeah… I did. I mean, you guys DID dare me.”
“Did you piss yourself? What’s in there?” Mike mocked him jokingly.
“Does it look like I pissed myself, Mike? And there’s really nothing in there, I told you it was just a stupid rumour.” Jack replied with a smug tone.
“Well, I’m gonna head home, I’m starting to stink.” and saying that, Jack continued walking down the street before either of them could make a cocky remark.
Jack came to his front door, he reached into his pocket to pull out his house key, he was sort of worried about losing it in the forest, since no one would be there to let him in. His parents were on a holiday in another part of the country, and Jack decided not to go, he preferred the comfort of his own home rather than a low rent hotel. He twisted his key in the lock, and pushed the door open, closing it behind him. His house wasn’t exactly brilliant, it was moderate, like the rest of the houses on the estate, but Jack was happy living there, his room was quite big, so it satisfied him. He headed upstairs, straight to the bathroom, as if he just woke up. He first brushed his teeth, before hitting the shower, he spent around twenty minutes in the bathroom before stepping out and going into his room, digging around his wardrobe to find some matching clothes to wear. He eventually found some and quickly dressed into them, to no surprise, it included another hoodie. He finished up in his room before heading down stairs to grab some cereal quickly, he was feeling quite hungry, and he planned on going out to see Claire again later, he had nothing better to do other than sit in and play games all day, he decided the prior was better for him.
Jack quickly finished up his cereal, and headed out once again. The time now was about nine o’ clock, he headed down the opposite side of the street to which he had come home from, he saw Mike and Rob walking on the other side in the opposite direction, he nodded to them and carried on walking back toward the forest.
“Is he going back to the forest?” Mike asked to Rob.
“Looks like it, he must have found something awesome. Let’s follow him… but keep your distance, he obviously doesn’t want us to know about it.”
Jack managed to get back to the forest in a ten minute walk. The forest seemed a lot less creepy in the day time. As he stepped in the forest, he could hear the rustling of many dead leaves underneath his feet. He continued to walk deeper into the forest for about five minutes, expecting Claire to come and meet him and he was right, but not in the way that he was imagining. Claire suddenly dropped down in front of him, their faces only a few inches apart, she was hanging from the branch of a nearby tree, her tail coiled around the branch. Jack jumped in shock as she dropped down, she managed to catch him off guard.
“Hey!” A smile was spread across her face, but it was soon removed when she looked behind Jack.
“Jack, dude. Did you know there’s a naked chick with a snake tail dangling in front of you?” Jack’s eyes widened in horror as he heard Robs voice behind him.
“You know thessse guys, Jacky?” Claire asked as Jack turned to look at his two friends standing there in awe.
“Yeah, they’re my best friends… Guys, this is Claire.” Claire seemed to be staring intently at them and they were staring back, neither of them spoke, creating an awkward silence. Claire broke the silence, speaking to Mike and Rob.
“Come clossser.” They both did exactly that, Jack wondered why they didn’t question such a statement, or why they’re not questioning the situation entirely.
“You will run out of this foressst terrified, but won’t remember what of and you will never come back here becaussse of what you sssaw.” Both Mike and Rob nodded, turning around and running back the way they came, it wasn’t long before they could no longer be seen.
Jack turned back to Claire and stood there desperately trying to process what just happened, why on Earth did they just take orders from a snake girl that they had never seen before in their lives? Jack decided it would just be better to ask Claire.
“Um… What did you just do?”
“I hypnotized them, of courssse, didn’t I tell you I could do that? I couldn’t eat them, they’re your friendsss, and if I eat them, thossse guysss with hatsss ssstart wandering around.”
“You mean the police?” Jack raised an eye brow to her, guessing that she had eaten someone before and the police launched a search for them.
“Yeah… them.” Claire responded almost immaturely, she seemed to be having a moment of typical teenage attitude, not surprising, after all she was only a few years older than Jack, in human terms.
“Hey! Can I try it on you!?” Her face lit up as if it was an awesome idea, but Jack disagreed.
“No! You can’t!” But what Jack didn’t realise is that it had already started, their eyes were already locked onto each other. Jack really didn’t like the idea of hypnosis, it scared him, and for a man eating naga to be doing it scared him even more.
“Can’t look away, can you Jacky?” Claire smirked, Jack tried to look away but to no avail, he could feel his thoughts clouding over, and beginning to lose control of his own mind.
“You’re mine now, Jacky.” She giggled, all Jack could do is helplessly stare, he felt betrayed, his eyes quickly filled with tears and one rolled down his left cheek, he really thought that this was the end of his free will, that the last thing he‘d see was Claire‘s beautiful sky blue eyes. Claire saw the tear and immediately broke her gaze on him, seeing that she had taken the joke too far, she uncoiled herself from the tree, dropping down onto the floor, using her tail as a kind of springy coil to break her fall. She snapped her fingers in front of Jack’s face, snapping him out of his daze.
“Jacky, I’m sssorry!” Although Jack wasn’t listening, he immediately covered his eyes and ran off, he was disorientated, so he didn’t know which direction he was running. Claire followed him, she thought that Jack must see her as a monster now. Jack, rested against a tree, he had no energy to run, despite the fact he had slept less than four hours ago, the hypnosis must have made him drowsy. He felt Claire’s tail wrap around his stomach, effectively stopping him from running away, she appeared in front of him, her face showed worry and deep concern, but to be safe, Jack shielded his eyes with his hands. She could see that Jack had been crying considerably, and probably still was crying.
“Jack, I’m ssso, ssso sssorry. I didn’t think you’d react like that. You can take your handsss away, I won’t do it again, promissse… I’m not sure what I can do to make it up to you.” Jack didn’t answer, he simply took his hands away from his eyes and held out his arms, he wanted to be comforted, and Claire was the only person around who could give him that, she took her tail away which was holding him down and embraced him, Jack smiled as he felt her soft, warm skin on his hands and face. Claire felt Jack’s body go almost limp, she lifted him off of her to see that he had fallen into a deep sleep. She giggled softly, and went back to cuddling him, as if he were a teddy bear.
Jack awoke, still in Claire’s embrace. They hadn’t seemed to have moved at all since Jack fell asleep.
“Uhm, Claire. What happened?” Jack questioned, unsure why he fell asleep.
“I-I-It’s what happensss when I don’t f-f-finisssh my hypnosssisss p-p-properly.” She replied, Jack suddenly wondered why she was stuttering on her words, then it became apparent - she was shivering, Jack remembered the coming winter was forecasted to be the coldest winter in decades, even Claire must have been feeling the effect of it, despite the fact she was somewhat resistant to cold.
“J-J-J-Jacky, I’m f-f-f-freezing, can we go sssome where w-warmer?” Jack thought about where he could possibly take her that’s warmer, he narrowed it down to his house, which he wasn’t sure about.
“Uh, I guess I could take you to my house, we can go through the back, there’s fields there, so people won’t see you.” Jack explained, beginning to feel the cold since Claire had stopped keeping him warm.
“G-great, l-let’sss go.” Claire replied eagerly, clearly wanting to get out of the cold.
Jack went through the fields which surrounded the village so no one would notice him walking around with a naked girl with a snake’s tail. It took him a bit longer to get to his house than it normally would, due to him having to be cautious, but once they got there they went through the back gate and into his house unnoticed. The warmth of his heated house hit Claire the second Jack closed the door.
“Let’s go upstairs, my room will be warmer.” Jack said, running up the stairs and to his room. Claire followed, having a little trouble getting up the stairs with her tail at first, but she soon got used to it. Jack was sat on his bed, Claire slithered into the room but stopped as she noticed the large amount of technology in his room, TV, computer, laptop, iPod and other various bits and bots.
“What isss all thisss?” Her eyes wide open in surprise. Jack smiled at her reaction.
“It’s electronics, I play games on that computer over there and I watch programmes on that TV.” Jack explained, pointing to the computer and the TV.
“O-oh. I sssee.” She blinked a couple of times, a confused expression still clear on her face. She quickly shook her head, snapping out of her confusion and approached Jack with a slight smile on her face.
“Jacky, I’ve not been entirely ssstraight with you…” She started meshing her fingers together, feeling slightly awkward.
“What, you actually want to eat me?” He looked up at her with a blank expression, Claire being slightly taller since he was sat down. She widened her eyes in shock at what he had said.
“Noooo! I would never do that!” She squeaked and put both of her hands on his cheeks, squeezing them just slightly. She brought her face closer to his, making direct eye contact. Jack became slightly worried, thinking she was going to attempt to hypnotize him again.
“I-I-I-I… Love you…”
To Be Continued…