Fire Belle


Blue Belle is disturbed by the recent rash of fires in the art district... too many to be accidents... and several impressive works of art destroyed... apparently... or as Belle ponders... fakes burned beyond all recognition to cover thefts... and so she patrols the narrow streets after dark in hopes of catching the perpetrator in the act...

Only one museum left untouched by the mysterious fires... the Agogenheim Museum... filled with all manner of rare modern canvases... you note a police van parked opposite... good to know someone's keeping a close eye on the place...

Blue Belle smiles... no doubt Detective Chan has reached the same conclusion she has... and if the police are watching the front... perhaps the bodacious figure in midnight blue should check the back alley... with a toss of flaming hair over her shoulder Belle goes to do just that...

The back alley deserted... at first... but then a single figure sidles up to the alarm box at the rear of the building... working quickly with tools... aiming to disable the building's alarms...

Blue Belle takes a quick photo with a camera from her gadget belt... maintaining her distance... waiting for the thief to commit himself before stepping in to make her collar... seemingly a simple case... but better to catch the thief inside...

Oddly, the thief doesn't go in... simply disables the alarm and then sidles away... as you hear a van door slamming from the front... followed by someone picking the lock... the thieves going in through the front...

Blue Belle blinks... wondering why the police haven't moved in... unless the police were attacked... or weren't really the police... she takes advantage of the disabled alarm and enters the back of the building... heading straight through rather than around... anxious to catch the thieves in the act...

The shadows keeping you concealed as you tiptoe through the deadened building... heading towards a gallery of the most expensive paintings... and finding yourself looking at an interesting sight... five criminals... including the alarm-rigger from before... two of them taking valuable paintings off the walls... two putting obvious fakes up instead... and a fifth... wearing an odd suit...

Blue Belle takes a couple of quick photos as evidence before stepping out... setting the brightsword to stun as it extends... "Hello thieves... the jig is up on your little scam... surrender quietly and no one will get hurt..." pointing the beam of blue ominously at the five men...

The four men scrambling... the fifth... in the strange suit with the tubes connecting metal gloves to a tank on the back... simply narrowing his eyes... "There's only one of her... rush her..." The four men anxiously complying... seemingly more afraid of him than they are of you...

Blue Belle scowls as they rush her... brows knitting together as she moves to respond... twisting curvy hips and shifting jugs of flesh testing the elasticity of her full-length body suit... displaying not only her charms however... but her skills as well... wading into the men... beam of blue flashing from one to the next...

The beam cutting down one... then another... the third and fourth men attempting to outflank you... each of them rushing from one side... trying to grab hold of the brightsword before it can do any more damage...

Blue Belle finds herself wrestling with one man for control of her weapon... but this does not stop her from demonstrating the length and strength of her leg by side kicking at the other... driving the boot out... her costume so tight one can clearly see the muscles beneath flexing...

The third man sailing across the room... head impacting hard against the wall... the fourth trying to wrench away the brightsword... and turn it against you... even as the fifth man fumes... "Damn it... do I have to do everything myself..."

Blue Belle grimaces as her weapon is wrenched from her gloved hand... trying not to chuckle as he attempts to use it on her... thwarted as the beam goes out... puzzled and still trying to turn it back on... as she steps into a front snap kick that finishes as high as that of any kick Batgirl ever managed...

The snap kick sending the man flying... crashing into the wall... as the fifth man frowns... making some adjustments on his gloves... "Too bad... now you'll have to cook alive... they call me Burnout... and I'm not going to let you put a stop to this racket..." The gloves springing aflame... as he reaches towards you...

Blue Belle gapes... the flames reflected in her big brown eyes as they widen... her life flashing before her eyes as she throws up her gloves... flames washing over them... and past... almost indistinguishable from the splash of her hair... as she ducks down and sweeps at Burnout's legs...

The big man going down hard... thudding into the ground... rolling... and then trying to singe you with another blast of flame... eyes narrowed...

Blue Belle pursues quickly as he rolls... only to be caught point blank by the blast of flame... her terrified face illuminated as the BB logo over her jiggling bosom disappears in flame... desperately trying to pat out the flames with her gloves as she staggers backwards... "Help... I'm on fire!"

Burnout smirks... even as he rakes the fakes on the wall with another burst of fire... "Straight from the tank on my back... you'll be the hottest thing in Empire City soon... roast Belle..." Aiming his palms at you... readying another blast...

Blue Belle finally pats out the flames... the burned portion of her costume disintegrating... her proud flesh protruding through... shaking pointing accusatory nipples as he sets the fakes on fire... Belle gasping as he announces his intention to roast her... reaching up and ripping off her sapphire earrings... throwing them like shuriken... one each aimed at a tube behind the man’s gloves...

Her twin sapphires breaking through the tubes... causing a release of the gas from the tank... the hissing sound filling the room... as the thugs come to... dragging the real art out as they try and make their getaway... even as Burnout tries to remove his suit before the worst happens...

Blue Belle dives across the floor to retrieve the brightsword... the beam of blue igniting as she comes to her feet... Burnout also igniting... engulfed in flames before Belle can cut down a flame retardant reproduction of a priceless tapestry and drape it over the screaming villain...

Burnout suffering the fate he meant for you... but fortunately the priceless art saved... even if it is being dragged out the door by the dazed ruffians you put down earlier...

Blue Belle dashes after the escaping thugs as the sprinkler system comes on... Detective Chan has already arrived and has them covered... "Hello Charlie... I see you're on the job after all... what... why are you smirking at me?" Belle's brows knitting as she realizes the thugs are smirking too... following their eyes... looking down... clamping her gloves over her boobs in exasperation... her face reddening...

(May 2010)