Down the Brain

 


Serendipity nervously asks Belle one more time if she looks ok in her sleek suit... green jacket and skirt... cut just above the knee... with a peach blouse... white nylons... and green heels... Belle smiling as she pushes her out the door... "You look fine... don't worry... you're brilliant... nobody will care what you’re wearing once you start talking..." Sara looking less sure... "These shoes are so uncomfortable! What if I trip going to the podium?" Sara finds herself making that walk to the podium only an hour later... hips wobbling in the tight skirt as she continues to struggle to walk in the heels...

The audience of scientists applauding... some looking at the display of equations on the projector... others looking at your legs as they strut nervously onto the stage... the audience at the Empire City Science Seminar packed for this presentation... hopefully because of your reputation as an up-and-coming scientist... and not because of your legs...

Serendipity smiles nervously as she reaches the podium... clearing her throat... "Hello learned elders... I'm Serendipity Brown and I'm here to discuss my recent paper entitled... Modeling Time as a Matrix of Multiple Equations with Infinite Variables... it's a simple theory really... a lot like the TV game Jeopardy... we know the solution... the trick is getting the right equations to arrive at tomorrow's solution..."

The scientists starting to take their eyes off your legs and look over the equations... many dividing their attention between the two... some not even listening... but more and more finding themselves caught up in this bold new theory... a couple of hands going up to make suggestions and ask questions... even as you hear some sort of commotion from outside the hall...

Serendipity nods as she becomes engaged with one of the professors... "Yes, how are we able to know where we are at any given moment... intuition? Or is that just a word for what our brain does for us by solving all those equations simultaneously... perhaps if we move past..." blinking as the disturbance becomes too loud to ignore... looking up... "What is that?"

The doors of the Hall kicked in... four men with electrical batons moving in and stunning the scientists at the back... while a fifth enters in some sort of bizarre costume... his head taller than most... as if his brain is larger... wearing some sort of helmet... a cable running from the back of it to a backpack... another cable running from that to a ray gun... "Ladies and Gentlemen... my name is Brain Drain... and this is a brain robbery..."

Serendipity gapes as her presentation is interrupted... blinking at the sight of the man... not a registered seminar attendee by the looks of him... and likely what one would define as a villain by the sound of him... Sara trying to remain calm... speaking into the microphone... "Don’t panic everyone... what do you want, Mister Drain?"

The man laughs... "Everyone here has something very valuable... secrets of military technology... corporate technology... all sorts of juicy knowledge that would be better off in my mind..." he blasts the scientist nearer to him with the ray... the man convulsing... then gasping... "Mein gott... I've forgotten how my new experimental death ray prototype works!"

Serendipity gasps and can only hope the poor professor will still remember his family... "You won't get away with this you fiend!" dashing away from the mike and tripping in her heels... the electrical baton swung at her by the approaching thug missing as a result... her skirt ripping up on side from knee to waist as she rolls over and kicks the baton from his hand...

The thug trying to grab hold of your blouse as another races forward with his baton at the ready... the other two keeping the audience in their seats as Brain Drain continues to fire his ray... sapping the knowledge from the scientists and transferring it to himself...

Serendipity rolls away across the floor... yelping as her blouse is torn away... throwing her jacket in the face of the other attacking guard... grasping the kicked baton from the floor... snapping it open and crossing the wires... she rips off the last large piece of clothing she has... her skirt... and sets it on fire with the sparks from the baton... taking a stance as her smoke screen sets off the sprinklers...

The sprinklers raining down... soaking the assembled company... bad news for the pair with the shock batons still in their hands... as they get brutally shocked by their own equipment... and put out for the count... Brain Drain's equipment waterproof... as he trains his gun on you... the two remaining thugs hurling your clothes aside...

Serendipity steps inside to punch the first thug... her green undergarment hard to follow in the smoke... her technique less than perfect... but the thug's even worse as he gets in the way of the ray... forgetting his most important knowledge... namely how to fight... saving Sara from a similar fate... before the flash of a leg in a white nylon flashes up under his chin...

The thug poleaxed... sent flying... crashing into some unoccupied chairs... as the scientists start to make a run for it... stampeding out of the hall... now that nobody is around to shock them back into line... the last thug diving into the smoke to attack...

Serendipity spins to meet the attack... but is overwhelmed by the tackle of the more powerful man... both sliding across the wet floor... as the frustrated Brain Drain tries to follow them with his weapon... Sara flailing... her white stockings and green camisole soaked through and through... clinging obscenely to her nubile young body as it tries to wriggle away...

The big man trying to clamber on top of you... gripping and groping at slippery flesh in an effort to hold you still... Brain Drain unwilling to fire and lobotomize another of his men... "Hold her still... I'm going to drain her dry..."

Serendipity struggles frantically but is not the experienced fighting machine many of the other Dolls are... and finds herself pinned... helpless as the villain approaches... her eyes blink at Brain Drain... "What do you intend to do with all this knowledge you are stealing... what makes you think it won't change you?"

The villain looks uncomfortable... "I'm going to sell it... and it's already begun changing me... making me smarter... quicker... not only do I get to make money from anyone who wants this information, I'm turning myself into a supergenius..."

Serendipity smiles... "See... already you doubt whether you shouldn't actually be trying to help people instead of hurting or using them..." her earnest eyes try to hold his... keeping them off the sight of her taut nipples in the clingy wet fabric... "And once you drain me dry you will be unable to help yourself from wanting to save the world..."

Brain Drain nodding slowly... "Hmmm, good point..." Reaching to disconnect the cable from his helmet... "There... now your intelligence will just dissipate... and I'll be left with a mindless flesh-doll... a toy to sell on the slave market..." Aiming the gun at your head as the thug grins...

Serendipity gapes as her plan to discourage him fails... and her future looks less than bright... unless she can complete her theoretical computation... equate past, present and future... find a way to... blinking as the weapon is shot from his hands... Belle rushing in... "Unhand her, Mister, or you get the next one right between the eyes... Sara shaking her head at Belle... realizing the knowledge stored there...

Brain Drain looking at the gun... then putting his hand up... as the thug leaps off you... barreling towards Belle... aiming to knock her off her feet before she can switch aim...

Serendipity leaves Belle to handle the thug... but quickly trips Brain Drain as he tries to make a run for it... moving quickly to restrain him... binding his hands with the only thing she can lay hands on... her camisole... looking up as Belle struggles with the thug... the thug coming out on top... until Sara throws one of her heels at him...

The heel impacting the back of the thugs head... sending him sprawling... as Belle finishes the job with an elbow in the face... all the criminals out for the count as the sprinklers finally shut off...

Serendipity naked but for stockings as Belle rushes over to take charge of Brain Drain... whom Sara has already relieved of his weapon... examining it... nodding intently as Belle asks her about getting dressed... Sara already having forgotten her state of undress... "I should be able to restore the stolen memories with this thing... so none of them has to go down the Drain..."

Belle nodding... "Maybe we can drain the other knowledge he stole too... although it'll be hard to work out what was rightfully his to start with... he might end up quite a stupid man... but then he must have been anyway to try this..."

Serendipity shakes her head... "Not really... he must be quite clever... this device is the solution to my Danger Doll back-up program... I've had the cloning of flesh worked out for years... but memory transfer and storage... that was complicated... all this device needs is for me to add an action log and I'm there..." Belle smiling as the naked techie babbles on excitedly with the other scientists as they gather around...

(May 2009)