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“Base, can you hear me? Base? Over,” Collins said into the radio.
All he got back was a hiss and crackle.
“Radio’s fucked again,” he said.
“Must be atmospherics,” Rutherford said.
“Or something else,” Shrimp said.
He showed them his iPod. The screen was going nuts. Black shapes flittered back and forth across it like over-anxious ants.
“That’s not all,” he continued. “None of my electrical equipment is working either.”
“We’ll carry on,” Hackett said. “It could be just a localised disturbance.”
They carried on down a barren wide valley lined with rough brown boulders. They travelled a short distance before Banks stopped them again with a raised fist. His hand wobbled, as if he wasn’t too sure of himself.
“What now?” Hackett asked. “You seeing another bare-breasted blonde?”
“Um...actually, yes” Banks replied.
What? Collins hurried round the bend in the path, eager to see like the rest of the squad.
A blonde girl stood behind a boulder up ahead of them. Only her upper body was visible and it was completely naked. What a body it was too. She was tall and curvy—a natural cheerleader. Her blonde hair was long and silky and her eyes were as blue as the skies back home.
At first she was coy. Her arms were folded to hide her exposed breasts. Then she looked at the men, smiled and her shyness tumbled away as she dropped her arms. A large pair of titties swung free, each topped with a perky pink nipple. She looked down at them, as fearless as a stripper.
Fuck, she was hot. Brains versus looks conversations aside, Collins had been lucky enough to have his pick of the girls during his school life. He would have traded all of them for a chance to put his hands on those ripe melons and fuck her from behind like a dog.
Everyone was motionless. No one was quite sure what to do. Rutherford looked like he wanted to wolf whistle as if he was back at his favourite strip joint. Shrimp’s eyes were as big as saucers. He probably hadn’t had many opportunities to see girls like this, naked and in the flesh.
Fuck, even porn directors didn’t get to see girls like this.
The girl moved to the side. A naked leg, lithe and gloriously long, stepped out from behind the boulder. She wore no shoes and even though her foot looked delicate, the rough ground didn’t bother her as she rested lightly on the ball of her foot.
A second leg followed, coming down a little behind the first and then it at all started to get weird.
A second leg?
Collins wasn’t sure of what he was seeing.
There was her right leg, gracefully bent at the knee, and behind that, another right leg, the same as the first.
He watched, incredulous, as a third joined the other two.
What the fuck?
It reminded him of paintings he’d seen in an Indian restaurant. The people in them had three times the number of heads and about five times the number of arms and legs. This was just like that.
A fourth leg stepped out behind the others and then the girl, or whatever she was, slid out from behind the boulder.
Her upper body was human right down to her hips. After that she became something monstrous. Her lower body expanded out into a wide bulbous disc. It looked like the abdomen of a spider or crab, but covered in fleshy pink human skin rather than a hard carapace. Four legs sprouted from each side of her abdomen. They looked like human legs, but she used them like a crab.
The worst part was where her human torso joined with her monstrous abdomen. There was an orifice there, right where the pussy would be on a normal girl, but it was far far larger. It looked like a mouth, a mouth with a gigantic pair of overstuffed lips. They were pink, plush and currently pouting in the grotesque mockery of a kiss. The lips parted a little and Collins saw an interior that was pink and moist.
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Don't worry. Not all the stories are this weird. Some of them are worse...