----- Love Version Commands ----

You can scroll text one line at a time with the arrow keys, and full pages with the Page Up/Page Down keys. Home jumps to the start of the current scene, End jumps to the end. Ctrl-Enter toggles fullscreen.

---- Loveless Version ---

For the console version, use your console's keybindings. Typically, you can scroll with your mouse, or Ctrl+arrow-keys, Ctrl+PgUp/Down, etc. You can also chain commands by separating them with semi-colons (i.e. a;1 will attack target 1 in combat).

This game is for adults only. Please quit the game if you are not 18 years of age or older (21 in some places).

This version of the game features the following in rough order of prevalence:

  1. Selectable gender (we're gonna call it X).

  2. Disciplinary F/X,X/F,F/F spankings.

  3. Thongs/G-strings/Other varieties of sexy panties that expose one's bum.

  4. Disciplinary M/X,M/F spankings.

  5. Romance with a dominant bisexual dude.

  6. Romance with a dominnt bisexual lady.

  7. Romance with a submissive bisexual lady.

  8. Disciplinary X/M spankings.

If these are your cup of tea, continue playing. If not, the source code is released under the GPLv3, and the content under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike. So feel free to modify it to suit your tastes.



Adrian wiggled his hips in a desperate attempt to alleviate the stinging burn.

The fingers of Buzzsaw's left hand dug into the small of Adrian's back and she unleashed a flurry of searing smacks to Adrian's wobbling cheeks, the sharp cracks echoing throughout the quiet district.

Adrian yipped, and his toes curled beneath the onslaught. He squeezed his eyes shut and struggled to hold back hot tears.




"But he'll probably recognize me from this morning. And I was being pretty skeptical about the whole thing. Besides, what if there's something else in there? Like a journal or something? With my mega-brain I'm the best situated for scanning it quickly. Come on Adrian, this is the best plan and you know it." Juliana put a hand on Adrian's arm. "It's all part of being a superhero. Besides, not every distraction has to end in a spanking."



David stepped forward with a soft smile. He slipped a hand around Adrian's waist. Adrian gasped as his large, strong hand pressed against the small of his back, his large, stron hand warm and firm even through the thin material of his shirt. David pulled Adrian against him, his chest pressed against David's, their swelling nethers pressed close. Adrian leaned into the tall man's warmth.

"You are the sexiest man I've ever seen." David's warm breath tickled his ear. His hand rubbed slow circles on Adrian's back, weakening his knees.

"You haven't seen Juliana yet," murmured Adrian.

David gave Adrian's tightly-clad bum a playful smack, making him jump against his chest and eep. "I don't need to."



Later that afternoon, Adrian lay on Juliana's bed humming a cheerful tune.

Juliana hunched over Adrian's costume, fiddling with something in the eyepieces. "So how was class?"






Scarlet Moon's eyes scanned the crowd. The police were already trying to guide the crowd further away from the building. People pressed against the barriers police were throwing up to guide the crowd to safety, even as they ran down the impromptu corridor. People on the edge of the crowd streamed out across the parking lot and onto campus. Barriers had been set up at critical junctions in the roads to keep cars off.

"No, get us away, we have to get away!" shrieked a woman pushing at the person in front of her. Buzzsaw threw Tempestas through a police barrier, scattering cops like bowling pins. The woman's eyes opened wider, and she pushed harder at the man in front of her.

"I can't go anywhere, stop shoving," snapped the man.

"Everyone please remain calm," said an officer.

"Like hell." barked the woman. She held a child, looked to be preteen, tight against her. "We're caught-"

Scarlet Moon landed on the concrete between her and the fighting heroes. He turned to face the battle. He threw up a tall barrier between the crowd and the battle. His head grew light, and the ground lurched.

The shield wobbled. He sucked in a breath, and locked his knees.



Bernice clapped her hands. "Seriously, this is great. I honestly wasn't liking our chances."



"Alright why don't you sit down-"

Adrian glared at Sam.

"It was just a suggestion," said Sam, his lips trying to twitch into a smile. "Well, make yourself comfortable-"

Adrian glared at Sam.

Sam rolled his eyes. "Fine. Stand there and pout. Juliana, it's your turn. Assume the position."

Juliana sighed and stood. She turned around, and clambered onto the sofa cushion. She bent over the back of the couch, and put her hands on the small stool sitting behind it. Her butt hung in the air, the highest point of her body. The awkward position had pushed her tiny yellow dress up, exposing nearly half of her rotund cheeks.

Sam wiggled the tight dress up and over Juliana's outthrust ass, revealing a pair of big, jiggly cheeks "clad" in a red g-string. Sam shook his head. "Juliana when are you going to learn that floss is for teeth?"

"When are you going to learn that pulling up my skirt is for spanking, not wardrobe critique?" asked Juliana.

Sam put his hand on the small of Juliana's back and whapped the back of the brush against Juliana's right cheek. Juliana hissed and wiggled her hips. Her right cheek rippled beneath the blow. "Now sounds like a good time."



Scarlet Moon slid into one of the chairs.

The woman who let him in stepped around him and took up position behind Silver.

"I hope Clemency didn't keep you waiting long," said Silver.

"Not at all," said Scarlet Moon. "I'd only just reached the mansion."

"Very good." Silver smiled. "Now what brings you so politely to my door?"

Scarlet explained what he and Juliana had discovered.

"I see," said Silver. "You're quite the detective. And here I thought you were just one of those react-and-punch-things kind of heroes."

Scarlet Moon shrugged. "Well, I'm pretty good at that too."

"Taking credit for my hard work," muttered Juliana. "I mean, I guess we shouldn't be running around exposing my existence, but you're still a jerk."

Scarlet Moon tried not to smile.

"I appreciate the warning," said Silver. "But do you really think you can beat her? If I remember correctly, the last time you two met she tanned you good."

Scarlet Moon tapped the lenses covering his eyes. "This time, I'm much better prepared."

"Indeed. Though I imagine her thralls are going to be much more competent."

"You know anyone who has a better shot?"

"No. But we need to stack the deck."



"Have you had enough?" Scarlet Moon landed a hard paddle stroke to Succubus' right cheek.

"Are you ready to lick my boot?" Succubus bucked against Scarlet Moon's shoulder, and tried to rake her long fingernails down Scarlet Moon's back. Of course, Scarlet Moon's forcefield rendered that pointless.

"I guess not." Scarlet Moon whapped Succubus' bottom three times with the paddle, all three times in the same spot on the right cheek.

Scarlet Moon wrapped a scarlet chord around a tipped over chair and righted it. He sat down, and swung the flailing and squawking villain over his lap. "Perhaps some time over my lap will change your tune."

Succubus pounded her feet against the floor, her bare cheeks bobbing and wiggling. "Let go of me!"

Scarlet Moon whapped Succubus' exposed cheeks, the large orbs rippling with every blow.




Scarlet Moon snapped the crop against Succubus' right cheek. The villain yelped and her cheek spasmed beneath the blow. Scarlet Moon whipped the crop across the fleshiest part of Succubus' left cheek.

Right, left, right, left went the crop. It whistled with every stroke. It slapped with every stroke. It elicited squeals and kicking with every stroke.

"Minions, aid your mistress. Aid her now!"

The minions jumped and charged Scarlet Moon.

The superhero lifted Succubus off his lap and flung her and the chair at her charging minions.




Adrian put his hand back on the small of the girl's back.

Juliana glanced at the spoon, removed her hands, and scooted a few inches away.

Adrian unleashed five rapid fire smacks to Keiko's right cheek, making the girl buck and kick. She didn't try to get up though, and Adrian shifted his attention to the girl's left cheek, doing the exact same thing.

Keiko squirmed and thrashed through the last five blows, her bottom spasming and bucking wildly.

"Alright, we're done," said Adrian. He returned to the closet and replaced the spoon. "And FYI, thrashing like that is a good way to earn extra strokes."

"Extra?" whimpered Keiko.

"Not from us. Bylaws forbid extending a punishment for any reason other than resistance," said Juliana. She began kneading Keiko's tender flesh, making the young man sigh. "But there are a fair amount of people out there who think you should take your spanking quickly and quietly. That includes not squirming when you get whacked."



Scarlet Moon rocketed at Princess, fist cocked.




"Well, alright." Anklyana walked up behind Scarlet Moon. She jumped up and wrapped her arms around Scarlet Moon's neck and leapt up, wrapping her muscular legs around Scarlet Moon's torso. Scarlet Moon created a small forcefield between Anklyana's arms and his neck, ensuring panicked tightening wouldn't cut off airflow."

"Ready?" asked Scarlet Moon.



Scarlet Moon waited a moment. Anklyana did nothing. "Ready?"





Mr. Cuddles' paw battered Tempestas' bottom, the abused flesh bouncing and wobbling with every heavy stroke. Her hips rolled a little, but otherwise she lay limply across Mr. Cuddles' lap, her body shaking with sobs.

Princess pursed her lips. "You know, this is kinda boring. Think I might have been a bit too rough with her earlier. Oh well. Toodle-ooo!"

The screen shut off, and the drones flew back to the mall.

"Scarlet Moon, that was an utter disaster," said the chief's voice over the PA. "Please refrain from getting involved any more. You're only making things worse."

Anklyana sighed and put her face in her hands.



Meanwhile, somewhere in the city...

Buzzsaw pushed open an ornate door and led the way into a office lit only by a fire in crackling in the fireplace.

"You know, I'm not saying I don't appreciate the help," said Princess, flouncing in after her. "But I got shit to do. Vengeance to be exact. You know how it is. And what's with the ominous office and chair facing the fire?"

The chair swung around to reveal a shadowy figure. "You will have your vengeance, my dear. But you must be patient."

"Not exactly my strong suit." Princess crossed her arms and huffed.

"Life's all about becoming better," said the figure. "For now, I have need of someone who knows her way around a soldering iron."

Princess' eyes lit up and she clapped her hands. "A lab?"

"Oh yes. I have a few projects I'd like you to work on, that I think you'll find interesting. And of course, you can steal a few afternoons here or there to explore your own ideas. Innovation is the key to success."



Though David had a stern expression, there was an amused twinkle in his eyes that suggested he was enjoying the show as much as everyone else. Adrian glanced over at Juliana to see she was bent over and clutching the pole, with Sam standing next to her, a hand on her back. She, of course, wiggled her hips and gave him "fuck me now" eyes.

David turned Adrian away from the pole and flung him over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. Adrian yelped and kicked his feet. His hips bucked against his shoulder, his crotch grinding and rubbing against his firm warmth. David walked off the stage, smacking Adrian's vulnerable bottom with every step.

Adrian squeaked and squirmed. The smacks weren't particularly hard, just enough to put a sting in his tail, and a tight tingle in his belly. He glanced at Juliana, who was in much the same predicament: flung over Sam's shoulder getting her callipygean rear lightly swatted. She wiggled and playfully pounded on Sam's back. Sam smacked her harder, though she didn't seem to mind.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Wait!" said Tempestas. "Let me spank her instead."



"You stupid kid," said Napier. "Why can't you idiots leave this to the professionals?"

Anklyana's smile widened. "And what would you do against an army of toys?"

She seemed to realize who she was talking to. Her eyes widened and she started. "I mean, well. Um, sorry sir."

EMTs appeared. Someone pulled the child from Anklyana's grip and carried her to a nearby gurny. A couple of others started to slide a stretcher under Anklyana's form.

"No." Anklyana started to stand. "I'm--"

"Girl you will lie down and let these men make sure you're not injured," barked Napier. "Or I'll roll you over and whip your ass right here in front of God and everybody."

"Grab Anklyana and go," said Generalissima. "The less time she spends talking to the chief, the better."

Anklyana shrank away from the police chief. "But--"

"This whole fiasco is one of the worst--hey!"

Scarlet Moon zipped next to the pair, threw Anklyana over his shoulder and jumped away.

"Scarlet Moon!" roared the police chief, shaking his fist after the fleeing figure. "One of these days your ass will be mine! And oh, what a reckoning it will be!"



"I can't believe it's coincidence that three of us developed superpowers on the same night. I'll bet we're not the only ones," said Juliana.

"Three?" said Scarlet Moon. He released a cord, and tied another around a nearby flag pole. The pole bent alarmingly and nearly sent him flying into a wall. A rapidly placed cord against a billboard saved him from giving someone a new window.

"I've slept three hours since the business park, and I feel great. You know that physics homework I was struggling with? Understood it instantly. And the coup de grace, I somehow remembered enough of a years old high school project to turn a particle stunner into a bomb with tools scavenged from a pile of junk in like ten minutes."

"Figures you get the awesome superpower."

"Says the one literally swinging from buildings."

"Yours guarantees you good grades," said Scarlet Moon. "Mine, a superpowered punch in the face."

"Look, the point is that there's no way we were the only ones."

"Maybe the others will be friendly?"

"How many people do you know would use sudden superpowers responsibly?"



"Of course it does." Juliana rolled her eyes. "Really, you'd think you'd know to trust big sis by now."

Adrian gnawed on a fingernail as he studied his ass in the mirror. "Not sure I can afford these though."

"Bah, I'll get it. I'm like rolling in disposable income."

"Lucky snot."

"Says the boy who can literally swing off of buildings."

"Like I don't swing you around whenever you want."

"Whatever, you gonna get them or what?"





Juliana rubbed her hands together. "Perfect. I now have sudo access on Melissa's machine."

The two got in the car (Juliana much more gingerly than Adrian).





"Remember how the robbers suddenly got all confused and terrified while you were spanking them? To say nothing of their ballroom gowns? Well, according to the papers, they've been equally confused and terrified this morning, after the police picked them up."



Juliana came out a moment later in a dark green dress. At first, it looked rather modest by Juliana's standards. Sure it was sleeveless, and the chest consisted of two thick green strips tied to her neck that exposed quite a bit of inner boob before joining together a little above the belly button. But the strips were fairly thick, exposing the inner breast and nothing else. Plus, the skirt extended all the the floor, and while fitted, certainly wasn't anywhere near as tight as the outfit she'd foisted on Adrian.

However, when Juliana whirled to show Adrian the back, the truth became clear. First, the dress was backless, leaving Juliana's back completely exposed from her shoulders to just above the tops of her hips. Second, the skirt was split on both sides. And those splits went all the way to the top of her hip. The skirt was long and flowy enough that when she stood still, it looked downright modest. But as she walked back and forth, long, firm, curvy caramel skin flashed. Sometimes near her ankles, sometimes upper thigh, and sometimes almost-glimpses of her buttocks.

"So, what do you think?" asked Juliana. Her put her hands on her hips and cocked her right hip. A bit of the dress slid away, exposing caramel skin halfway up her thigh.





"Shouldn't you be out greeting?" grumbled Vanessa.

"Yeah, probably. Now Vanessa, only give Adrian here swats for what you're working on tonight, and gentle reminders for everything else." The greeter took a quick drink from a water bottle with a yellow mark on it, and walked back into the restaurant proper. "You've got another customer at table 6."

Vanessa sighed. "Alright, come on. You're taking the lead on this one."

Alexandra's mother, Phillipa Silver, sat at the table. Her thick, graying blonde hair was pulled up into a bun, and she wore an elegant red dress. She looked just like a thirty-years-older Alexandra. Wrinkles gathered at her eyes, and cut small lines across her cheeks. Her makeup was just enough to make her look youthful and enhance her natural beauty, but not so much as to be garish. A mustachioed gentleman about her age sat across from her.

She smiled when she saw Vanessa and Adrian. "Well, well if it isn't Alex's roommmates. I hope Delyth isn't running you two too ragged."

Adrian glanced at Vanessa.

"I know, I know you're supposed to put on a brave face in front of your customers. Well, seeing as how Delyth and I are such close friends, I'm sure she won't mind if your mask slips a little, hmm?" Phillipa gave Adrian a warm smile.



Adrian waited about ten minutes and zipped to the door. He unlocked it with a thin scarlet wafer and slipped out. He closed the door behind him, listening for the click of the lock. He hurried down the hall. If he could just find a window--

Someone grabbed his collar and yanked his into a room. The door slammed shut.



"No, we very much do not," said Tempestas. "She's right. We're both running on empty."

Scarlet Moon growled.

"Do you like getting your tail warmed? Because that's gonna happen."



A gale wrapped around Scarlet Moon, and he struck the concrete with all the force of a feather.

Poseidon smashed a club of water into Tempestas' face. Tempestas staggered backwards, sputtering. Poseidon ran to Prometheus.

"Let's get out of here," said Poseidon.

"No way-oww! Let go of my arm. Fine, fine I'm going I'm going."

"Oh no you don't." Tempestas leapt at the pair.

Poseidon flung a hammer of water that solidified into ice in midair.

Tempestas flipped over the iceblock and blew herself backwards to avoid a fireball.

A great river swirled around the pair of villains and carried them out a window in the arena. Tempestas leapt to follow, but a firehose of water smashed her back into the arena.

The cops burst in. "Everybody freeze!"

Tempestas leapt down next to Scarlet Moon, grabbed him, and gusted them through the same window Poseidon and Promethus had escaped through.

"You know, I'm really getting tired of that..." said one of the cops.

Scarlet Moon and Tempestas landed on the roof of the arena. Tempestas eased Scarlet Moon down. "You ok?"




Alexandra rolled her eyes. "Obviously. You've never been with me. A very exclusive stretch of beach. Richest sand, cleanest and most gorgeous water for miles. Even I'd be hard pressed to get in here, but the owner owes my mom a few favors. She was one of the first people to invest in his company, you know. There was at least a quarter where her money was the only thing keeping him afloat."

"Ballsy of your mom to keep investing in him when everyone else pulled out." Vanessa pushed the door open and stepped out into the sunlight.

"My mom knows a winner when she sees one." Alexandra locked the car, and put her keys into her bag.

"Holy cow," said Keiko. "Those waitresses' bikinis are smaller than Juliana's!"

Alexandra rolled her eyes. "Only if they were naked."

"Has this sand been combed?" Vanessa stepped out onto the swept beach.

"And stripped clean of rocks, and seashells" said Alexandra. "At least until you get to the water. What's a beach without hunting for seashells and fossils?"



"You have the most delightful purr," said the woman. "I could do this all night."

The woman's fingers retreated from Scarlet Moon's rump, and her arm slid away from the hero's hips. Scarlet Moon slid onto his knees. He mewled and reached back to rub his stinging bum.

"Would that I could," said the woman.

Leather-clad hands pushed a silver collar into Scarlet Moon's shaking hands.

The woman's breath tickled Scarlet Moon's ear. Warm, soft breasts pressed against the back of Scarlet Moon's head. "Since you're just so adorable, I've got a little gift for you. You know those secret agents you hang out with? This fell off their truck. Cuts off your powers before you've lost all your mojo. Study it carefully kitten. I'd hate to see one close over your pretty little neck."

"Who are you?" murmured Scarlet Moon, staring down at the circlet.

"Midnight. Watch the shadows kitten. You never know where I'll be lurking." The warmth pulled away. Scarlet Moon twisted around. He watched the woman's pear-shaped bottom, encased in skintight leather, complete with thong seam further emphasizing her ample cheeks, roll into shadows and fade away.

The office lights flared up, making his wince. His earpiece crackled. Scarlet Moon stared down at the collar in his hands, his head reeling. He took a moment to get his breath under control, and reached for his ear piece.



"You've got that right." Succubus cracked her whip, and grinned. "For now, anyway."



"Check it out!" said Princess. The camera zoomed away from her face and swung sideways. Tempestas dangled facedown over Mr. Cuddles' knee. She still wore her goggles and cap, but the rest of her costume had been replaced by a poofy pink dress that went from her neck to her knees. White mittens covered her hands. White socks covered her calves, and a pair of bright pink patent shoes adorned her feet. Her cheeks had bright red makeup, her lips were covered in hot pink lipstick and a yellow wig tied up in pigtails covered her head.

"Poor Tempestas," said Generalissima.

"Do you like my new dolly?" asked Princess. "She was oh-so-much fun to dress up."

"Let me out of this you little lunatic," said Tempestas, kicking and squirming.

Mr. Cuddles' paw struck the seat of Tempestas' dress, eliciting a squeal from the captured superheroine.

"Hush little dolly, mommy's talking," said Princess.


"Don't make me wash your mouth out with soap again," said Princess. She turned her sparkling gaze back on Scarlet Moon and Anklyana. "Now, you were trying to trick me weren't you?"



Adrian punched Buzzsaw in the face with all his might. Buzzsaw stumbled backwards. A spring manifested around Adrian's fist, and he rammed it against Buzzsaw's chest. The spring coiled with a great SPROING. Buzzsaw flew sideways, her head plowing through more of the air conditioning unit. Adrian charged and swung again. He struck Buzzsaw in the gut, and sent her skidding backwards across the roof. He jumped up on top of what remained of the unit and fired his eye beams, striking Buzzsaw in the chest.

Buzzsaw slammed into the edge of the roof, and held on until the beam faded.

"Alright. You've shown me yours. Now let me show you mine!" Buzzsaw charged forward, her head down and massive mohawk leading. She leapt into the air and whipped her mohawk at Adrian's face. Adrian twisted and fell off the air conditioning unit, the mohawk missing him by inches. The hair sliced through the steel outer-casing of the air conditioning unit like a hot knife through warm butter.

"Didja see that?" roared Buzzsaw. She tore her head free of the unit, sending bits of metal and wire flying.



They were almost there, when the suite door opened and Vanessa stumbled in. There were deep circles under her eyes, she wore no makeup despite the fact that she was supposed to work that night. Her hair was tousled and she didn't so much walk as shuffle.

Juliana released Adrian and Natalie and hurried over to Vanessa. "Hey, you ok?"

"I'm fine," said Vanessa. "Just had a bad night. Had to take out another student loan, so that's another ten years of my life paying down debt. My work shift this evening was awful. Reopening for the Silver Spoon, so of course it was packed with impatient rich folk, and I was rusty. Madame Rosie spanked me twice for messing up an order and once for leaving someone's food sitting under the burner for fifteen minutes. Get to my boyfriend's place, looking forward to a movie cuddled up on the couch, except I walk in on him macking it up with some random chick."

"Oh, Vanessa I'm so sorry," said Juliana.

Vanessa shrugged. "Whatever. Should have known he was a cheating asshole. The piss icing on the shit cake, my phone broke. Doesn't show the right time. Claims it's like 1 in the morning."

Natalie frowned. "But it is one in the morning."

Vanessa gave Natalie a dumb stare. "Bullshit. Got to my boyfriend's place at

  1. Came right back here. Did not take me 4 hours to get home. Whatever. I

don't give a fuck. I'm going to bed."

Vanessa pushed past the trio. She ripped her door open and slammed it shut behind her.



Adrian now understood why Juliana was able to finish her work so quickly: there wasn't really anything to the costume. It was nothing more than a pair of trunks, a cap, and a pair of boots. The spandex-based material went on easy, and he felt rather embarrassed as he looked in the mirror: the high-cut boyshort style shorts hugged Adrian's bottom tightly and showed off the musculature both above and below. The stretchy material was a bright red with a finely embroidered purple crescent moon outlined in black in the center of the butt. A narrow purple "belt" wrapped around the shorts, and short purple ankle-high boots with grippy, flat bottoms adorned his feet. A red half-mask fit over Adrian's head. It covered everything from the nose up, like Batman's except nowhere near as badass.




Scarlet Moon battered Generalissima's bouncing bobbing bucking bare buttocks. Generalissima flopped, wiggled and wailed with each stroke. Her legs kicked frantically, and her leggings inched a little closer to her knees with every kick.

Once the peaks of Generalissima's bottom were as red and glowing as Scarlet Moon's paddle, he moved on to the sitspots.

Generalissima threw her head back and shrieked the first time the paddle struck her right sitspot. "Come on. I've had enough I promise."

"I will decide that." Scarlet Moon struck her left sitspot with equal force, sending the supple flesh wobbling. Generalissima wiggled her hips. One of her hands grabbed Scarlet Moon's leg. Her fingernails would have dug into Scarlet Moon's leg if it weren't for his forcefield.

Scarlet Moon battered Generalissima's naked sitspots until they were smoking. Generalissima stopped flopping around. She sagged across Scarlet Moon's lap and just lay there, crying quietly.

Scarlet Moon dispersed the paddle.



"How do you do that?"


"Your mask eyes just narrowed."

"Umm, Generalissima probably made some modifications."

"Generalissima? She named herself after Latin American dictators?"

Scarlet Moon shrugged. "So she's bad at names."

"Costumes too."

Scarlet Moon shrugged again.

There were a few beats of silence.

"So, we gonna go?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Nah." Clemency grabbed a fork and started eating Generalissima's abandoned eggs.

"Um, ok."

"Me, I hate getting spanked. But waiting for one usually doesn't bother me as much. I figure every minute my butt isn't on fire is a happy minute. But Alexandra, man she hates the anticipation. You really want to get to her? Like, really make it sink in? Schedule her spankings. Then, once it's time, really draw it out. Make her marinate in her own dread."








Melissa put her hands on her hips. "You think that makes it better? I'm a small business owner! I'm working on a shoestring budget with razor thin profit margins. I can't afford to have people spitting my merchandise all over my face."

Despite her sharp, clipped words, Melissa's voice never rose. "Now bend over the counter."

Adrian bent over the counter and arched his back, sticking his plump bottom out behind him.

Wait a minute. What was he doing? A little water to the face was the least Melissa deserved.

Melissa walked around the edge of the counter, her heels clapping angrily against the tile.




Scarlet Moon jumped off the desk. His hands snapped back to cover his bottom and he danced around the room.

"Heh. Pansy."

"Shut it red. Or we'll see how you like it."

"I already know. Well, one a lot like it anyway. Your antics cost me twenty with a paddle a whole lot like that one. Except I didn't so much as wiggle."



"So, what you want me to let all my new subjects go?" asked Princess.



"Are you mocking me?" hissed the hoodlum. She loomed over Adrian. "Nobody mocks Buzzsaw."

"Personal space," said Adrian. He put his hand on the woman's chest and pushed back.

The woman grabbed Adrian's wrist and swung her fist at Adrian's face. The fist slammed into Adrian's nose, and bounced off. Adrian's head snapped backward beneath the impact, but he felt nothing more than a soft thump, like being hit by a pillow.

The woman reeled backwards, her arm snapping over her head.

"The fuck..." hissed the woman. Her teeth pulled back in a snarl, and she lurched forward. "I'm going to-"

Adrian backpedaled. He tripped over something and fell on his ass. A high-heeled shoe struck his hand. He grabbed it and flung it at Buzzsaw's face, getting her right in the eye.

Buzzsaw howled in pain, and clutched at her eyes. "Shit! Fuck! Bitch! Shit-fucking bitch! Beat his ass!"

Adrian stumbled to his feet and found himself facing off against three hoodlums cracking their knuckles. Adrian raised clenched fists. A small voice in the back of his head screamed in terror, but the rest buzzed. The air seemed to pulse, and Adrian could barely see through the red mist that filled the air.




Adrian ran for the portapotties. Fortunately there didn't seem to be a line, and nobody seemed to be paying very close attention. Adrian slipped into one.

And gagged.

Why couldn't he have been a 1970's hero? They had phone booths.

Adrian shucked off his clothing and yanked his costume out of the secret compartment in his backpack. He threw it on, and shoved his clothing back into his backpack.

He looked down at his backpack, around the portapotty, and back down at his backpack.

He glanced at the toilet and shuddered. He shoved his backpack into a corner.

He thought about all the people who would see him burst out of the portapotty. He groaned.






A few hours later, Scarlet Moon hunkered on the rooftop of a building across from the police station. A helicopter whirled on the landing pad. Half a dozen figures milled about.

"She there?" asked Juliana.

"Not sure, they're kinda far away." Scarlet Moon narrowed his eyes. "Wait, I see someone with a cape, yeah I think she's there, just like the superspies said."

Scarlet Moon coiled his legs, and leapt. He snapped a chord against the police station and zipped forward.

He slapped his feet against the side of the building and flipped up onto the roof.



"Shut up," snapped Napier. His glare burned into Anklyana. "Well?"



"Come on, you can talk to me." Melissa gave Adrian a winning smile. "You can tell me anything."

Adrian closed his eyes and took a deep breath (using the opportunity to fight off a wave of trust). Once the wave faded a little, he opened his eyes and stared down at his hands. "It's just, my boyfriend and I have an agreement. No spending more than $20 at once without talking to the other about it first. If one of us breaks it..."

Adrian shifted his weight, and set down the water bottle. He reached back and rubbed the seat of his jeans. "Well, I guess, let's just say that we own a very mean paddle. But I'm sure if I talk to him about it--"

"He probably won't believe you." Melissa shook her head sadly. "Life has hurt so many people so badly that most don't believe there can be such a thing as a panacea."

"Yeah, I thought so too." Adrian smiled ruefully. "Fortunately, I have a friend who refuses to let life break her."

"And you are truly lucky to have such a friend. How about this. For $20, I'll give you a week's worth just this once. Take it, use it, show him the difference. Let him see what you're like when you're not in continuous pain. Then bring him here, and we'll see if we can convince him."

Adrian considered for a moment. His phone rang three times. He took a minute to check the caller: Juliana. He looked up at Melissa and grinned. "That was my friend. She's here to pick me up. I think that sounds like a great idea."

Adrian slapped down $20.



"So only because I'm beating you," said Sam.


"I see." Sam rubbed the back of the brush against Adrian's blazing bottom. "Makes sense really, since I just spent several minutes beating the snot..." Sam leaned over and looked at Adrian's red, sniffling nose. "Yup. Beating the snot out of you. Guess that's the best I can hope for for now. Maybe someday, you'll care about what I think because you respect my experience and wisdom, and not because I've got a mean bathbrush!"

Adrian mumbled something incoherent and not particularly flattering.

"Alright, you get up." Sam put the bath brush away. "Now I need to see to your sister."

Juliana eeped.

Sam returned to the bathbrush to the drawer, and pulled out the hairbrush.

Adrian danced from foot to foot rubbing his flaming, naked bottom.




She swayed and fell. Scarlet Moon started to move, but Chief Napier was already there, catching her and easing her to the ground. Must have been helping with the digging.



Juliana leaned against her desk and sighed. "I was afraid of this. Melissa must have found it."

"Sorry," said Adrian. "It seemed like a good idea at the time..."

Juliana pulled out the little black book. "Don't worry about it. There's probably some goood stuff in here too. I'll dig through it while you're at work."



"It does really show off the assets, if you know what I mean."

Adrian smirked and shook his head. "Shouldn't you get changed or something?"

"Yes, I should. You oughta put on some makeup while I do."



Scarlet Moon fired a burst of energy behind him, and jetted towards the female cop. "Grab onto me!"

The female cop reached, but Scarlet Moon was still out of reach. He fired another burst of energy. He must have misjudged it though, because rather than smoothly falling into the other woman's open arms, the two slammed into each other.

"Everyone hold on tight!" Scarlet Moon pushed almost all of his forcefield up into a large, thin balloon above him. The field caught the rushing wind like a parachute, and they jolted from a fatal plummet to an easy coast. The three cops squeezed Scarlet Moon so tightly he saw stars.


The three cops loosened their grips enough for Scarlet Moon to breath, if barely.

Eventually, the four settled on the sidewalk a few blocks east of the Silver Tower.

"Wow!" said the female cop. Her green eyes sparkled. "That was a thrill and a half!"



"I'm sure it was. Are you at the park?"

"Yup." Scarlet Moon sat down, using a bit of forcefield to protect his spandex-clad cheeks from the hot concrete. "Kinda tired, though."

"Well, try not to go too crazy. Still gotta find and take down Buzzsaw. What's it looking like?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes swept across the mostly empty street. A single cop car sat on the road a little ways away. One of the police officers, a woman, leaned against the outside of the car watching the park. Scarlet Moon couldn't see her partner. Presumably they were inside the vehicle. She couldn't see anyone in the park either.

"Really? No cops? No swat teams, or negotiations?"

"Nope. Well, there's a single cop car, but they don't seem to be doing anything."

"Huh. Maybe Buzzsaw isn't there after all."



Tempestas flipped Scarlet Moon over, and pressed his facedown against the roof.



"Hush you," said Scarlet Moon. He cracked his knuckles and wove his shield into a small paddle. "Time for your paddling."

Scarlet Moon whapped Poseidon's right cheek with his paddle, the small oval making Poseidon's muscular bottom bounce. The crisp smack of magical forcefield striking naked flesh echoed through the empty arena. He snapped it back, and whipped it down on Prometheus' right cheek next, making the villain's tight little ass bobble. "Let's talk about your many transgressions, shall we?"

Scarlet Moon whapped Prometheus' left cheek with a full-armed swing. Prometheus yelped and bucked. He smacked Poseidon's left cheek next. The young man squirmed, and grunted. His back arched and his bottom clenched. They both lifted their feet to cover their bottoms, but a few crimson chords lashed them to the poles, leaving their legs wide open and their bottoms gaping.

Poseidon sucked in a breath, and his toes tensed.

"Oh come on, let me at least close my legs," said Prometheus, her voice shifting into a whine.



"It's not that spankings don't work on me," said Juliana. She landed four swift smacks to Keiko's right cheek, and four to her left, making the girl bounce and squeal. "It's that I keep thinking I won't get caught. Kinda arrogant like that."

"I'll say."

Juliana patted Keiko's back. "Alright, just two more. You ready? I'm going to give them to you on your sit spots. Be warned, it stings like crazy there."

Keiko whimpered, and her bottom clenched.

"Now, now, I need you to relax," said Juliana, running her nails lightly over Keiko's skin.

Keiko giggled and squirmed. "That tickles."

"There you see? It can't be that bad if you're laughing," said Juliana.

"Yes it can," said Keiko with a pout.

"Ready?" said Juliana.




"I'd appreciate if we hold off on the sarcastic comments until after you've been punched through a wall once or twice." Juliana slid into her computer chair and clicked it on.



Succubus fell to her knees, her cape floating out behind her.

"Well, well would you look at that," said Scarlet Moon. "You're shorter than you look."

Succubus' lip curled. "Gloat while you can, I'll have the cops under my thumb before we're halfway to the station."

"Yes, that would be most unfortunate, wouldn't it?" Scarlet Moon spied a hood and handcuffs on the belt of one of the groaning security guards. He snagged both with a couple of Scarlet chords. He shoved the hood over Succubus' face, and handcuffed her hands behind her.

Succubus squirmed, and said something. It was too muffled by the hood to make out, but it sounded indignant.

"That oughta solve that little problem." Scarlet Moon put his hands on his hips.



"Oww! Oww! Oww!" Generalissima drummed her toes against the floor. Her hips bucked about. She arched her back, and lifted her torso up. She pushed against the chair as if she could push herself right off Clemency's lap. "I don't want to be caned! Oww! I don't want to be caned! I don't want to be caned!"

"See? Was that so hard?" Clemency shifted back to the right buttock and rapid fired.

"Oww! Why aren't you slowing down? Oww! Oww! Oww!" Generalissima bucked harder. Her toes smashed against the floor and her hair flew about her face.

"Hey now, don't go scuffing the floor." Clemency shifted to the left buttock. "I'd have to spank you faster if you do."

Generalissima's toes slowed. They didn't stop, but they weren't drumming quite so fiercely.

"That's a good girl." Clemency shifted back to the right buttock.

And so it went for several minutes. Scarlet Moon didn't know how many minutes, because he didn't have a watch and the ominous grandfather clock was clear on the other side of the hall.

But it was several. Clemency's hand snapped up and down non-stop, roving from Generalissima's sitspots to just below her hips and back down again. The sorta-naked heroine's caramel bottom took on a distinct red hue. She slumped across Clemency's thigh, too tired to do much more than whimper and cry as the woman battered her burning bottom.



"Everyone say hello to Scarlet Moon. The King of Stealth," muttered Juliana.

The two women spun, their particle guns whipping up. One was rather short, while the other was tall. The short one had chinlength red hair and a cute, freckled face. She was maybe 100 pounds soaking wet. The other had luxurious brown hair. She was also much more voluptuos than her partner, with ample breasts and curvy hips.

Both wore skintight leather outfits that showed off every inch of their fit figures.



"Now that's just rude," said Princess. "Legostopheles! Scarlet Moon flipped me off!"

Legos coated Scarlet Moon's hands with legos and pinned them against its back. A thick lego tentacle lashed Scarlet Moon's bottom diagonally from the bottom left corner of his left cheek to the top right corner of his right with a loud splat. Red-hot pain bloomed. Scarlet Moon's eyes widened, his back arched and he howled.

Princess giggled. "Next time be more polite."



There was a massive squealing of metal, and an elevator door a few levels down started to scrape open.

Scarlet Moon stopped descending. Vanessa stopped screaming.

The barrel of a particle rifle entered the shaft. It pointed down, and unleashed a spray of particle beams. The rifle pointed up.




"She swings a mean tawse though," said Adrian, briefly lifting his bottom off the seat with his hands.

"Meh, so does Mom. And you're not scared of her are you?" Juliana grinned.

"Yes. Yes I am. If Mom turned out to be a supervillain I would just let her take over," said Adrian.

"Bah! I would resist to the bitter end!" Juliana shook her fist at the sky.

"You wouldn't sit until the bitter end."

"Sacrifices must be made for the good of the city."



Scarlet Moon paced about the roof, his eyes roving over the buildings.

"Not exactly--"

"Hang on. I just spied someone in one of the office buildings. Probably keeping an eye on the cops. Maybe they'll know something." Scarlet Moon hunkered down behind the lip of the roof before the figure saw him.

"OK, what's the best way to get over there?" asked Juliana. "Maybe a propelled jump?"


"Yup. Jump, and fire a brief burst of energy into the ground. Oughta to give you quite the boost."

"But I can only fire bursts out of my eyes," said Scarlet Moon. "You want me to jump backwards?"

"Naw. I'll bet it has nothing to do with your eyes, and everything to do with gathering and firing some of your forcefield as raw...whatever it is your forcefield is made out of. Firing from your eyes is convenient because it means aiming is as simple as looking someone in the eye."








A tentacle of water burst through the hole where the front door once was, wrapped itself around Tempestas, and flung her through the stairs.

"Hope those aren't load bearing." Prometheus stepped into the living room, wreathed in flames. Her eyes glowed white-hot. Poseidon stepped in just behind her.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared and he fired a scarlet beam at the fiery villain.



Scarlet Moon grabbed Tempestas' cape and flipped the heroine over his knee. Tempestas yelped as her belly struck Scarlet Moon's spandex-clad thigh, and her toned bubble butt strained against her painted on white pants. Her yelp turned into a squeal when Scarlet Moon's scarlet paddle struck Tempestas' right cheek, making the firm flesh bounce wildly.

"Next time at least warn me first," said Scarlet Moon, the paddle flashing back and forth across Tempestas' wiggling bottom.

"Oww! Oww! Oww!" Tempestas bucked and kicked. "Come one, oww! We don't all have easy-to-control powers!"

"You think my powers are easy to control?" Scarlet Moon picked up the pace. "Do you have any idea how many hours I've put into training?"

"Oww! Oww! If it isn't hundreds and hundreds, it's less than me!" said Tempestas.

The giraffe and bear pushed out of the crowd and charged the two heroes.

"We'll finish this later." Scarlet Moon shoved Tempestas off his lap and dove to the side. The giraffe swung its head as it charged, knocking Scarlet Moon through another window and into a clothing store. He zipped back into the main throughfare.

"I oughta spank you, for spanking me in the middle of a fight," snapped Tempestas. She backflipped over the bear and kicked it in the back, sending it sprawling.




A tentacle lashed at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon snagged the tip of the giant appendage with one hand, and lashed a chord to Legostopheles' chest with the other. He zipped at the monster and rammed its own tentacle into its chest. Legos flew everywhere. He lashed a chord to one of the creature's arms and swung around to its back. The tentacle dissolved and an arm ripped out of the beast's side. Its large fingers closed over Scarlet Moon and squeezed his rib cage.

Scarlet Moon grunted and smashed his fists into the creature's giant fingers. The arm zipped into the creature's body, pulling Scarlet Moon in with it. For an instant, Scarlet Moon's entire world was legos. He erupted out the other side. He lashed a chord to the wall and zipped sideways, narrowly avoiding a rather important looking pillar.

The lego demon swung a giant fist at the hero. Tempestas leapt up between the two and unleashed a great burst of wind. The arm dissolved into thousands of legos. The legos flew backwards and smashed into the monster.

"Ooooh. Legostopheles, I'm getting IMPATIENT!" Princess stomped her foot. "Teach those little brats a lesson, and do it NOW!"

Legostopheles charged the two heros.



"And done," said Clemency with a quick one-two smack to each cheek. "Now go stand in the corner old are you?"

"Just turned nineteen," said Generalissima.

"Nineteen minutes then." Clemency gave Generalissima's red bum a swat to get her moving.

"Oww! Um, which corner?" Generalissima hopped a little, clutching at her bottom.

"Next to the ominous grandfather clock."

Generalissima walked away, sniffing and rubbing her eyes.

"Hope you weren't rubbing your nose with that knuckle! You'll get pink eye!"



The giant cat smashed through the ceiling and landed on Leopard, pinning her to the ground. She snarled in Leopard's face, and opened her maw wide to rip at the woman's throat. Leopard grabbed the cat's jaw, her muscles popping as she strained to hold the maw back.

Scarlet Moon lashed a couple of chords to the cat. "Stop! You don't want to--"

The cat pivoted. Her eyes widened. Her face twisted with rage and she sprinted at Scarlet Moon with incredible speed.

Scarlet Moon barely had time to blink before the cat's great paws slammed into his shoulders and smashed his through the floor. The pair fell through the air, smashing through two more floors. Wood and tile and steel rained around them. He wove a staff and locked it between the cat's snapping jaw. They slammed into concrete. The cat spat and snapped down, shattering Scarlet Moon's staff.

The cat's maw lunged.

A sparkling green shield formed a hairsbreadth between Scarlet Moon and the snapping jaws.

A great gust of wind knocked the cat backwards. Scarlet Moon pushed himself to his feet with shaking limbs, the green barrier moving with him.

Tempestas and Anklyana stood behind him.

"Still think it's the cat we should be helping?" asked Tempestas.



Scarlet Moon glanced up at the floor dial. The elevator was above them. He cracked his knuckles and pulled the doors open.

"Umm, what are you doing?" asked Vanessa.

Scarlet Moon peered down into the shaft.








Adrian pulled Natalie into a hug. "You won't. Everything will be fine. I promise."

Natalie pressed her face against Adrian's chest, sending a bolt of lightning through Adrian's body. He became almost painfully aware of Natalie's chest pressed against his, and the girl's broad hips flush against him. "But...but..."

"It's over. That lunatic can't hurt you. She won't find you. You're fine," said Adrian.

"I was so scared." Natalie's body shook with sobs. "I could have hurt you."



Poseidon's hand rose and fell so hard and fast, Scarlet Moon was sure half the cracks assaulting his ears were sonic booms. Each blow sent an explosion rippling across the hero's bare, round right cheek. His hips bucked desperately against Poseidon's knee. His legs squirmed and kicked as best they could while pinned beneath his smooth, muscled thigh. His hips squirmed around on his lap, and his fists pounded against one of the stage's support beams. His teeth ground together, and tears gathered the corners of his eyes.

His right cheek throbbed, and Scarlet Moon didn't know if he wanted the spanking to stop, or for it to shift to his left cheek for some balance.

Prometheus laughed. "So much for the big bad superhero. Too bad the audience fled. Ooh, I see a news camera."

A gust of wind whipped Scarlet Moon's hair, and the spanking stopped.

Poseidon grunted in surprise.

Scarlet Moon looked over his shoulder (trying not to see his cherry-red, throbbing buttock).



"No," said Juliana.

Buzzsaw turned to the voice. There was a loud-pitched whine, and Buzzsaw flew over Adrian's body and rolled across the roof.

Juliana straddled Adrian. She held a police model particle stunner with both hands.

Buzzsaw grinned. "Found that lying around downstairs? Very impressive. And it would have worked. Yesterday."

Buzzsaw stood and flexed. "But not anymore! Now, I am invincible!"

"I will shoot you in the face if you take one step," said Juliana.

Buzzsaw took a step.

Juliana shot her in the face.

Buzzsaw reared back and clutched her eye. "Oh my God! My eye! Oh the agony, the suffering! It is beyond anything I could have ever imagined!"

"I warned-"

"JK." Buzzsaw lowered her hands to reveal a psychotic grin.



Generalissima picked at some eggs.

"Don't you like your eggs?" asked the cook.

Generalissima forced a smile. "Oh they're fine, I'm just uh--"

"Ah yes, nervous. Don't worry it's not so bad."


"Yeah. Just an eternity of a building burn as she smacks your well-padded bottom crimson, then a week or so of whimpering every time you sit down. Or put on tight pants. Or feel a breeze. Or take a shower. Or--"

"You're not helping!"

The cook smirked and walked off.

"Hate this place. Can't we just do it already?" Generalissima threw her fork on her plate.

"You're right. Why don't you go back into the entrance hall, remove your skirt, bend over and put your hands on the chair. We'll be along shortly," said Clemency.

"How shortly?"

Clemency smiled.

"Fine." Generalissima stomped out (as well as one can in stiletto heels).

"Your friend hates waiting, doesn't she?" asked Clemency.

Scarlet Moon narrowed his eyes.



"My goodness, you've got quite the set of lungs on you." Princess rubbed her ear. "Your throat must be really raw by now. Maybe as raw as your bum?"

The door to the bowling alley blew open, and Tempestas burst into the main room, someone Scarlet Moon didn't recognize right behind her.

"Release my partner, foul villain!" said Tempestas.

"Keiko! Run!" said Scarlet Moon.

Keiko ran for the stairs.

Princess clapped her hands together gleefully. "Two more dollies? Ooh, this is the best Christmas ever!"

A green shield descended over Scarlet Moon, and Mr. Cuddles' paw bounced off of it. A great bird of dust and trash slammed into Mr. Cuddles' face. His paw lifted off the small of Scarlet Moon's back, allowing him to roll free and zip into the air.

The new girl turned and ran back into the bowling alley. When he did, Scarlet Moon spied quite a bit of cheek peeking out from underneath the back of the girl's leotard.

"Follow her!" said Tempestas. She unleashed a gout of air, smashing drones into the walls, knocking Princess on her back, and propelling Scarlet Moon towards the bowling alley.



"What part of 'you could've hurt somebody' don't you understand?" asked Juliana.

"I know, I get it, I screwed up. I deserve a good, hard spanking. Just please not in public," said Adrian.

Adrian looked over his shoulder, and saw Juliana pull a thick wooden hairbrush out of her purse.

There was a small "ooh" from the rubberneckers. Adrian groaned, and buried his face in his forearms.

The back of the brush struck Adrian's plump, bare bottom with a loud crack. Adrian squealed into his arms. His legs scissored.

"Does it hurt?" asked Juliana.



The two reached the bottom. Anklyana glanced around and looked at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon waited.

"Umm, you gonna transform?" asked Anklyana.



The staff smashed the leading three planes. The back swing took care of the other three. He lashed another chord to the ceiling and swung backwards. He rolled into a ball and flared his shield. He slammed into the lego wall, shattering it.

Natalie fell to her knees, coughing.

Juliana shrieked. The bear flung her over its shoulder and galloped back towards the center of the mall, scattering fleeing shoppers like bowling pins.

"Get out of here." Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the railing rimming the open walkway of the second floor and zipped up. He perched on the railing and spared a glance back to confirm Natalie was running for the door, at the forefront of a tide flowing out.

Scarlet Moon's gaze flicked over the crowd. Juliana was obvious. Keiko was nowhere to be seen. People pounded desperately on lego walls at every exit, only to be consumed by the villainous bits of plastic. Action figures swarmed through the mall, flinging video games at people and charging through their legs. A few brave or desperate people tried to fight back, only to find their fists sinking uselessly into plushy dolls, legos swarming around their kicking feet, kicked action figures replaced by three more.

Princess stood on top of the giant clay teddy bear laughing maniacally.



Scarlet Moon and Generalissima stood in front of the great iron gates leading onto Silver's property.

"Come on, do we have to?" asked Generalissima, clutching the seat of her skirt. "Can't you just spank me instead?"

"I could spank you too."

Generalissima whimpered.

"Oh, stop being a big baby." Scarlet Moon pushed the intercom. "It's not like you're new to getting your bum toasted."

"Yeah, but usually it happens quick. Somebody decides they don't like me, so they spank me right then and there. Not this big drawn out 24 hour delay thing."

"Oh yes, you only ever get spanked because people don't like you."

"That's not the point!"

The speaker crackled. "Welcome, Scarlet Moon. We've been expecting you."

"Hey, I'm here too," said Generalissima.

"Ah yes, the morning's entertainment. Please come in."


Scarlet Moon hurried through the opening gate, mostly to hide his smirk.

"I'll show her some entertainment," muttered Generalissima.

"Yes, yes you will," said the speaker.

"Scarlet Moon, could you blast that stupid thing?"



"Yes ma'am." A sharp pop echoed through the room. Two of the security guards jumped. They groaned, and shook their heads. The two remaining pivoted and shot them.

"Well, I guess that could have gone worse," said Scarlet Moon.

"Stupid security training," muttered Juliana.

"Very clever Moon, but it'll take more than a pop to stop me," said Succubus.

"Good thing I've got more," said Scarlet Moon, his eyes glowing.

A trio of police officers charged in, weapons leveled at Scarlet Moon.




Scarlet Moon kicked Poseidon into Prometheus, sending both smashing into the bell tower.

There was a great groaning and screeching, and the bell tower fell over with a thundering crash.

Scarlet Moon winced. "Oops."

Tempestas puffed out her cheeks. "Yeah."

Prometheus slammed her fists into the dirt. "Gah! Why can't we beat him? Why?"




"Oh God, please don't let there be a next time," said David. He gave Adrian a gentle push to his room. "Now, go onto bed. I'll talk to you later."

Adrian's heart sank at that, and one hand slid up to touch his necklace. There would be a next time. So long as Adrian wore that necklace, there would be a next time. He forced a teary smile.



"We can't go anywhere with you can we?" asked Tempestas. A hurricane-force wind flung her feet-first into Legostopheles' tentacle, snapping the wretched thing in half and letting Scarlet Moon plummet to the floor. He bounced three times and came to rest at Anklyana's feet.



"What's that I hear?" Succubus paused. Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, relishing a moment where Succubus was not actively adding to the sting suffusing the hero's outthrust bottom. "Is that...contrition? Is our bare-bottomed hero learning the error of his ways?"

Scarlet Moon clamped his mouth shut.

"Well?" Succubus whipped her crop across Scarlet Moon's ass. "Are you sorry yet?"


"Alas, I foresee minimal sitting in your future." The riding crop lashed Scarlet Moon's bottom a dozen times in half the time.

Scarlet Moon twitched and squirmed beneath the stinging smacks. His jaw ached, so tightly did he clench it. His fingers dug into the edge of the bar until the wood snapped.

Scarlet Moon stared down at the bits of wood in his hands.

"What was that?" asked Succubus.

Scarlet Moon unleashed a brief, blinding flare.

"Agh, my eyes!" cried Succubus.

Scarlet Moon rolled onto his back and kicked Succubus in the chest, sending the villain sprawling.



"You're a asshole, you know that?" shrieked Prometheus.

"A lucky asshole," muttered Poseidon.

Scarlet Moon cocked an eyebrow, but changed neither the tempo nor force of his swats.

It didn't take much longer for the pair to start to sob, their bodies bobbing with every heave and hiccup.

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, and stepped back to admire his handiwork. Both their bottoms were as red as Prometheus' hair. They might even have been redder than her shorts, but those had been kicked off at some point, and Scarlet Moon had no idea where they'd gotten to.



Adrian struck Natalie's right cheek, then her left, then her right again. His strokes were slower, more deliberate, and lighter. Though they still stung fiercly if Natalie's squirming and yelping were anything to go by. She tagged Natalie's thighs a few times, as much to give Natalie's molten bottom a rest as for any other reason.

Natalie sagged across Adrian's lap. Her legs twitched with each stroke, but she didn't kick madly anymore. She hiccupped and mewled everytime the brush flattened her voluptuous flesh, but she didn't wail.

Adrian's eyes flicked from the clock to Natalie's bottom, as eager for the whole thing to end as Natalie was. Perhaps even more so.

Finally, Adrian landed one final stroke to Natalie's right sitspot. He put the hairbrush down and patted Natalie's bottom.



Juliana grabbed Adrian by the wrist and pulled her to Natalie's room. She knocked, waited a few seconds, then knocked harder.

Natalie opened the door. She glared at Juliana. "What?"

"Come on, we've got to talk." Juliana grabbed Natalie's wrist and pulled her along with Adrian.

"Wha--waah!" Natalie stumbled forward, and nearly knocked Adrian over.



Adrian squirmed. His round cheeks burst free of the jeans, barely contained by his boxer briefs.

Hot pain bloomed across Adrian's right cheek as the small hairbrush bit into his barely clad flesh. A matching bloom unfolded in the middle of his left cheek shortly after. Another just below the first on the right, then just above on the left.

Adrian spied a small group about his age who had stopped to watch, giggling and muttering to each other. His eyes raked the library, easily picking out others of a range of ages watching. "Let go of me! Or so help me-oww! Oww! Oww oww oww! Owwowwowwoww!"

Juliana tightened her grip on Adrian and rapid fired the brush over every inch of Adrian's jumping, bucking, blushing bottom.

"I said let go of me you bitch!"

A loud "OOh!" arose from much of the crowd.

The paddling paused, replaced by the sound of Juliana pawing through her purse. Some sort of wrapping crinkled. She twisted around and shoved a bar of soap into Adrian's mouth. Slick suds coated his tongue.



Buzzsaw sprawled across the rooftop, her chain flying from her grip. Adrian picked up the chain and tore it to pieces.

"No," cried Buzzsaw weakly. "My chain. You broke my chain."




Scarlet Moon and Anklyana swung until they were only a few blocks from the school, plenty far from the police and close enough to walk home. They slipped into the narrow alleyway between a bakery and bookstore and flashed back into their civilians.

Natalie took a deep breath and leaned against the alley wall. "This is hard, and my head hurts."

Adrian nodded. "Let's go home."

Twenty minutes later, the two slogged into common room of their suite. Vanessa sat on the couch, scowling at the TV, which currently showed a pair of talking heads discussing the fight at the mall. Her hair was disheveled, and there were deep bags under her eyes.

"You ok?" asked Natalie.

"No," snapped Vanessa. "After the White Rose got trashed--"

"White Rose?" asked Natalie.

"The restaurant I worked at. Before Scarlet Moon happened." Vanessa's glare darkened.




Scarlet Moon slipped through the empty building, and eased out onto the parking lot. "Where is everyone?"

"Most of them are probably wherever they took Alexandra," said Juliana.

"Yeah, but shouldn't there be patrols, or sentries or something, in case the police decide to raid the place?"

"The police have probably already come and gone. And I'll bet dollars to donuts they didn't find anyone. Whoever was here probably went into hiding."

Scarlet Moon found himself at the base of the building closest to the cops, where he had spied somebody watching out the window. He eased himself in, and slipped up the stairs. A few times he had to stop and hide as Whistlers wandered by. Primary topic of conversation seemed to be their recent adventure to the beach, and fantasies about all the riches and sexy bitches they'd get now that their boss had super powers.

He slipped into a room, and found himself face to face with a single Whistler turning from the window.



A few seconds of fisticuffs later, and Scarlet Moon found himself facedown over Mr. Cuddles' knee, kicking and wailing while the giant bear paddled his naked bottom.

Princess slid down Mr. Cuddles' arm and hopped onto his leg next to Scarlet Moon's tossing head. She grabbed Scarlet Moon's hair and yanked his head up. She glared down into Scarlet Moon's teary eyes. She smirked. "You lose. Mr. Cuddles, make sure he never even thinks of trying to run away again. It hurts my feelings."

Mr. Cuddles picked up the pace, his giant paw flattening both of Scarlet Moon's heart-shaped little buttocks with each stroke. Scarlet Moon howled and flailed. His legs cycled, his arms windmilled, and his hair swung out around his like a halo. Each stroke was like a bomb going off on the hero's abused, curved heiny.

"Janet, stop it," said Keiko. "Scarlet Moon hasn't--"

"He's the one who wanted to play hide and go seek," said Princess. "Not my fault he's a sore loser."




"I think I've heard enough from you." Scarlet Moon grabbed Vanessa and pushed her facefirst against the wall.

"Scarlet Moon what are you doing?" asked Juliana.

Scarlet chords pinned Vanessa's wrists to the wall. Scarlet Moon hiked up the woman's tight black skirt to reveal a white thong wedged in a protruding pale posterior.

He wove his shield into a scarlet paddle and struck Vanessa's bare right cheek.

"Oww! Let go of me you half-naked brute." Vanessa wiggled her hips in pain. "I didn't do anything!"

"I'm trying to save you and everybody else in this stinking tower." Scarlet Moon battered Vanessa's bouncing cheeks with the paddle. "The least you could do is stay out of my face."

"Let go of me!" Vanessa flailed and tugged on her bindings. "I thought you were different from Buzzsaw, but you're not. You're just another God! Damn! Bully!"

One of Vanessa's wrists snapped free and she pivoted, backhanding Scarlet Moon across the face.

Scarlet Moon stumbled backward and slammed against the far wall. The other binding faded, and Vanessa rounded on the superheroine.

"Holy hello," said Juliana.

"Calm down girl," said Bernice, grabbing Vanessa. "Before--"

A trio of cops charged down the corridor. Particle beams flashed down the corridor, some bouncing off the walls, and others splattering across Scarlet Moon's shields.

"Hey, hey I'm a cop, stop firing!" cried Bernice stepping forward and holding up her badge.



"What? Why would I commit robbery? I could buy this place ten times over!" The woman's voice rose into a panicked wail. "Please, just don't hurt me, is it money you want? I'll give you whatever you want, just let me go home!"




"Not here," said Generalissima. "I checked, she's off today."

"But wait a minute, [keyword;EP4ClothingStore; we;I] saw her in the mall," said Anklyana. "Just before everything went crazy. She should be out here somewhere."

"Probably still trapped then," said Generalissima. "Not helpful, regardless."



Mr. Cuddles crumbled. Legostpheles shattered and didn't reform. Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot lay on the ground in a pile of their own stuffing.

Princess lay on her side, groaning. "Not fair. Not fair."



Adrian followed Keiko and Juliana into the bookstore. Keiko periodically glanced around and furtively rubbed her bottom. Juliana looked amused.

Juliana grabbed Adrian's and Keiko's arms and yanked them back behind a bookshelf.

"What is the meaning-"

Juliana smothered Keiko's mouth. "Hush you silly girl. Jezebel's over there."

"Jezebel?" said Adrian. "You mean--"

"Yup." Juliana's eyes glittered. "The coat rack who stole my scholarship."

"Yes, Vanessa told me your tale--"

Juliana smothered Keiko's mouth again. "Indoor voice, girl. Indoor voice."

"Oh come now," said Keiko in a low voice. "It is so loud in here, I could scream at the top of my lungs and nobody would hear me. Despite my incredible screaming power!"

"Always good not to take chances," said Juliana. She grinned. "What do you say we have a little fun?"

"Of course I will aid you in your hour of need." Keiko shook her fist at the ceiling. "All who mess with Keiko's friends forever regret their foolish decision!"




Natalie nodded, but she didn't seem to be paying attention. She was focused on the tv.

"Any speculations-" said the reporter.


"Any thoughts on how-"

"I've got a job to do, miss. Excuse me." The chief walked away.

Danielle turned back to the camera. "And there you have it, people of Generica. Is there a superhero somewhere who can stand against this new, multi-colored menace?"

"Adrian, come here," said Juliana from the other side of her bedroom door.

Adrian switched the television off and slipped into Juliana's room.

"Alright." Juliana held up the outfit. "Check it out. Woke up early yesterday after only like two hours of sleep. I was bored, so I thought it'd be cool to cobble together a costume from old Halloween costumes and a few things I borrowed from your room. Go on and try it out."

Adrian slipped into the costume, and looked at himself in the mirror.

What does he see?



Scarlet Moon flung himself into the air and twisted around to face the play pen. He lashed several chords to to the top and middle of the structure.

And pulled.




"What do you want?" asked the Whistler. "Why are you just staring at me? Say something you fucking cocksucker!"

Scarlet Moon glared at her.

"Let me guess. You want to know where Buzzsaw is." The Whistler squirmed, swinging like a pendulum. "Well, I ain't telling you shit."

Scarlet Moon glared at her.






Scarlet Moon ran to the edge of the roof and leapt onto the next one. He slid, ran, and leapt his way through the harbor. He finally came to a stop on a building a few blocks over from a warehouse plastered with giant-ass letters that read "Corbeau." "Well, least Buzzsaw isn't hard to find."

"Yeah. Subtlety--exactly--superpower, is it? Now--"

"You there? I can barely hear you."

The call ended.

Scarlet Moon fished the phone out, and cursed. No signal. He set it down on the roof, grimacing. He was on his own.

He studied the building for another moment, but couldn't see any sign of anyone. If that Whistler was lying to him...

He hopped from building to building, staying behind as many buildings, boxes, and cranes as possible. Eventually, he found himself hanging onto the edge of the roof. He peeked through the dusty glass of a nearby window, but couldn't really see anything. He grabbed the bottom of the window and eased it open a crack.

"Okay okay I'm sorry!" cried Alexandra. The distinctive crack of hand to bare bottom echoed through the room. "I won't call you names anymore!"



"I know. And until then, I got a holiday job at Bebe's Bountiful Baby Boutique. Prime location in the center of the mall. Not far from the great Christmas tree."

"Oh." Natalie threw a guilty look at Adrian.

"Yeah." Vanessa shut off the television and threw the remote on the side table. "I was going to help mom with Christmas shopping. Her finances are stretched thin without getting Christmas gifts for five kids. Guess they're getting shit for Christmas this year. And I'll probably have to take out another loan to cover my living expenses for the next couple of months. God, I hate Scarlet Moon."

"But she saved your life a couple of months ago right?" asked Natalie.

Vanessa grunted sourly. "You weren't there. A blind monkey with a dildo up its ass could've done a better job."



Scarlet Moon zipped up onto a billboard hanging above the farmer's market. The knot of dazed people seemed focused on a small booth at the base of a streetlight. Scarlet Moon gathered power into his feet, and leapt towards it. He overshot a little, snapped a cord against the streetlight, swung around it and landed on top of the post.

There was a yelp from the base of the light. A scream rent the air, and the knot of people exploded in all directions in a panicked, frenzied mob.

A child screamed as the crowd ripped him away from his mother's grasp. The mother howled as she was pushed away by the sheer force of the stampede.






The door slowly (and loudly) cranked open to reveal ten thugs glaring at Scarlet Moon, some cracking their knuckles, others tapping stun batons against their shoulders, and others pointing stun guns at him.

This was gonna be interesting.

And by interesting he meant terrifying. If he had to fight these thugs, he'd have to finish them as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Buzzsaw was still in there, and losing wasn't an option.

A rather weaselly looking man in the middle pointed a finger at the superhero-in-disguise. "Who the hell are you?"



"No?" Juliana widened her eyes innocently. "But don't you want to safeguard the city from superpowered charlatans?"

Adrian grimaced. "Don't give me that look. Every time I 'distract' somebody it ends with a strap kissing my bum."

"Which is a great distraction," said Juliana. "Really, you're a natural."

Adrian scowled.

"Pleeease?" said Juliana.

Adrian crossed his arms over his chest.

"Look, we need evidence that this chick is an evil mind-manipulating supervillain. Scarlet Moon can't exactly bust down the door and start beaming everything in sight until we have that evidence," said Juliana.

"So sneak in, pop the drive in, and get out," said Adrian.

"Way too risky. She could be sitting in her office right now. And even if she isn't, she could come back at any time. Not only do we not get the magic virus on her computer, but at best one of us will go home with a throbbing ass. At worst, we get arrested, or turned into her puppet or something."

Adrian glared out the window.








Marie groaned. "Just what we need. Red Butt shoving his nose in where it's not wanted."

"Thanks for the help Moon," said Bernice with a wave. "These Feds were getting on my nerves."


"Yeah, a couple of FBI agents or something-"

The redhead scoffed. "FBI? Please. Buncha amateurs. We're the best of the best of the best."

"The Men in Black?" asked Bernice.

"Except for being women, and superspies rather than incompetent government agents dealing with squid aliens, yes," said Marie.

"I see. They took Succubus off our hands after we arrested her. Now they think I know something about Generica's newest supervillains. I swear, fight alongside a superhero once, and you never live it down."

"This has nothing to do with Succubus," said Dana. She looked up at Scarlet Moon. "The fact that you're here means you've figured it out too, yes? Probably using the same shoddily secured database."

"Don't give them anything," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon massaged his forehead.



"Wrong answer." The officer laid in another half a dozen snapping strokes.

Adrian bucked and howled. His bottom burned like molten lava, the orbs bouncing and wobbling with every heavy stroke.

"Try again."



"Oh really? So what're we doing here?"



The two grunted against their gags and glared at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon wrapped one of the trenchcoats around his costume. It fit perfectly. He pulled the Fedora low over his face, and sauntered around to the front of the warehouse.

As soon as he got there, he pounded on the giant loading door.



Adrian tried to pull away, but David had a firm grip on the front of his jeans, and he came up short, his jeans wedging between his cheeks with his boxer briefs.

He gave him a look that almost made his knees give out. "If you move, I will pull out the leather paddle."

David tugged his jeans down to the tops of his slim thighs. His tight bottom bounced into the open air, his boxer briefs barely containing his cheeks. The tops of his jeans pushed against his bottom, pushing his bubbly buttocks up and even further out.

David bent Adrian over his lap. Adrian squirmed around on David's large thighs.



Adrian took the bottle with a smile. He closed his eyes, tipped his head back and started to drink.

The water tasted like tap water.

Something pressed against his head, something cold and slimy. A pool of warmth formed deep inside his head and pressed against the icy tendrils trying to burrow their way into his skull. It felt reminiscient of what he'd felt at the farmer's market, but way more focused.

How long before Carmine realized Adrian was putting up way too strong a resistance? Did she know already?



He pulled off his costume and threw his uniform back on, pausing only to give his sore ass a quick rub. "Coulda told me the cops had shown up."

"I tried, you didn't hear me over egging Succubus on like an idiot," said Juliana.

"She may have been giving the spanking, but she was not in control." Adrian patted his hair down, and slipped around to the back entrance. "What's going on out front?"

"Generica News have got a coptor out there right now, and are showing the front of the building. Succubus is walking out and...she's just walking away."

"Figures. I'll talk to you later. And Juliana?"





Scarlet Moon half leapt, half stumbled off the lamppost. He lashed a flickering scarlet cord to another post and swung across the parking lot. He looked behind him. The drones chased with the patient resilience of machines. He looked ahead. A great blockade of police lights lined the edge of the parking lot. Cops watched him swing across the lot, some with open mouths, others looking annoyed, a few maybe even looking kinda hopeful?

His cord gave out, and he plummetted to the ground. A drone whipped by overhead, just barely missing his.

"Ok, I'm finally on." Generalissima's voice chirped in Scarlet Moon's ear. "Sorry, turns out it's really hard to find someplace private near the mall at Christmas time."

"Any ideas?" asked Scarlet Moon through a raw throat. He pushed whatever power he could muster into his legs and ran.

"See that building skeleton on your ten?" asked Juliana

Scarlet Moon looked ahead and to his right.

"Ten, not two!"

"I don't know what that means!"

"Your left you idiot, your left. Because the ten is left of the twelve on an analog clock?"

"I haven't seen an analog clock since the third grade."

Generalissima sighed in disgust.



"But Adrian.." said Natalie. She dropped the pillow and clutched her bottom. "Please no."

"You have until the count of three." Adrian held up one finger. "One."

Natalie mewled and scrambled to her feet. Adrian sat down where Natalie had been a moment before, lightly tapping the hairbrush against his palm.

Natalie reached for the waistband of her sweatpants.



"So you think," said Generalissima. "Let's let the smugglers expose their ace in the hole first, ok?"

Scarlet Moon grumbled under his breath, but crouched at the edge of the roof, waiting.



A great THWACK scorched Adrian's ears. The bed swayed. Juliana's bare skin brushed across Adrian's as she jerked forward. The latina yelped and very nearly squeezed Adrian's hand off. Adrian shifted a little. His fingers drummed on the bed. His cheeks clenched and unclenched, his glutes rippling with every squeeze.

Something heavy struck the outthrust curve of Adrian's right buttock. A deep sting bloomed across his sensitive skin. He jerked forward. A heavy THWACK burned his ears. His globe rippled and bounced with the blow, the bouncy flesh rubbing against Adrian's other cheek.



"In fact, looks like the car stopped a few inches in front of the post, like we'd come to a screeching halt," said Juliana. "But I don't remember slamming on the brakes. And how did the lamppost get so badly damaged?"

"Holy fuck," said a rough voice behind the car.

Both Juliana and Adrian jumped. Juliana lost her balance and fell on her barely-clad bottom. Adrian spun towards the sound of the voice. His hand started to glow with a deep red light. He stared at it. He closed his eyes, rubbed his hand against his t-shirt, and looked at it again.

"Your hand," murmured Juliana, scrambling to her feet. "It's glowing."

A quartet of very rough looking individuals stepped into the flickering yellow glow cast by the damaged streetlight.

"They're called glosticks, ya dumb bitch," said the thug in the middle of the group. She had broad shoulders, heavily muscled arms and legs, and pale skin. She folded her arms. One foot tapped impatiently against the asphalt. Her fingers ran up and down her bicep. She wore a pair of loose-fitting black jeans, and black combat boots. A heavy looking chain hung from her jeans. A leather jacket liberally spotted with small metal studs adorned her shoulders, a skintight, v-necked black shirt beneath it. Her hair was pulled up into a huge, rainbow-colored mohawk, making her appear even taller than her six feet. A small nasal stud decorated her right nostril.



Scarlet Moon took a deep breath. He picked up the cops' particle guns, and tossed them down the elevator shaft.

"Man, none of them are my size," said Bernice, studying the prone cops. "Guess I'm doomed to fighting crime in panties. Though, I guess you make it work."

"This is a costume," said Scarlet Moon.

"Sure it is," said Bernice. She walked over to Vanessa. "You doing ok?"

"I'm fine." Vanessa stood and shook off Bernice's hand. "I just want out of this horrible tower."

"You're not the only one," said Bernice. "Let's get moving."

"So, you wanna talk about that whole breaking your binding and backhanding you into a wall thing?" asked Juliana.

"That grenade probably took more out of me than I thought," murmured Scarlet Moon. "And I haven't fully recovered from my fight with Succubus either."

"I hope so."





Adrian removed the belt and tossed it aside. Then, he unbuttoned the jeans and started to inch them down.

"Christ, your pants are tight," muttered Adrian. "How the hell do you get them on? Lubricant?"

Buzzsaw grabbed Adrian's ankle and gave it a savage yank. Suddenly, Adrian was doing a split, whether he wanted to or not.

"Oww," wheezed Adrian. "Crotch. Split. Horrible."

Buzzsaw rolled off of Adrian's lap, and scrambled to her feet. For a second, she started pull her pants up, but then decided to just run off, her little black thong and big, bulky ass hanging out.

Adrian growled, and fell/pushed himself to his feet. Then he took off after the hoodlum. "You are not getting away from me! Not after that little stunt!"

Buzzsaw threw the bird over her shoulder. She saw how close Adrian was and squeaked. She pivoted and ran around the remnants of the air conditioning unit.

Adrian jumped over the unit, and landed right next to Buzzsaw.

Buzzsaw yelped. Adrian grabbed Buzzsaw's wrist, spun her around, landed three sharp smacks to her exposed cheeks, and shoved her facefirst against the wall. Adrian tugged Buzzsaw's jeans down to her ankles.



"Come on Adrian. You really think not stopping Princess was gonna make anything better?" asked Juliana.

"Maybe the police could've done something?" asked Natalie.

Juliana gave Natalie a skeptical look.

Natalie shrugged. "I mean, it is their job."

"To police people, not comic books," said Juliana. She smiled. If Adrian hadn't known Juliana better, he'd have thought it was genuine.



"Look at what you've done! How the hell am I going to get all this shit off me?" Alexandra leapt to her feet, her hands hovering just above the syrupy liquid.

"I-I'm sorry Miss Silver." The waitress lightly touched Alexandra's back. "Here, let's go to the lake-"

"Don't touch me!" spat Alexandra, stomping her foot. "I'm not moving. You made this mess, you will clean it up right now."

"I'm trying miss-"

"You want to drag me into the lake. Do you have any idea how many bawling babies have pissed in that thing?" asked Alexandra. "It's almost as disgusting as this sludge you splattered all over me."

"I-it was an accident-"

"And so were you. Now shut up and get me clean," said Alexandra.

The waitress' lower lip quivered. She glanced about. "But I don't have a towel or anything-"

Alexandra snarled. She grabbed the girl by the arm, sat down on her beach chair, and yanked the young woman across her lap. She vigorously slapped the girl's tight, exposed cheeks.



Later that afternoon, Adrian lay facedown on Juliana's bed, his jeans and boxer briefs on the floor. Juliana gently rubbed lotion on Adrian's cherry red bottom.

"It's not fair," said Adrian into the pillow. "I saved the city from a lunatic mind-controlling supervillain!"

"Yeah, but it made you late to class," said Juliana.

Adrian grumbled. "Shoulda just let Succubus take over Silver Tower."

"Oh come now. A spanking's a small price to pay for saving a skyscraper full of innocent people."

"Easy for you to say."

"Besides, from what I've heard, David's a hunk."



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ceiling and zipped himself and Anklyana back into the mall proper.

The ceiling groaned ominously, and the floor sagged alarmingly. Tempestas had blown the doors open, and was zipping about guiding people out the mall.

Tempestas landed next to them. "Scarlet Moon, I need you to get up high and keep an eye on things. Keep people away from unstable floors, grab them if the floor starts to give way that kind of thing. New girl--"

"Anklyana," said Anklyana a bit stiffly.

"Anklyana, I'm gonna get you up high, then take Princess to the authorities. I need you to keep the ceiling from falling in. Can you do that?"

"Well," said Anklyana uneasily.

"Of course you can," said Generalissima. "You got this."

"I can try," said Anklyana slowly. She threw a panicked look at Scarlet Moon.



"Looks like we've got a squirmer," said Dr. Parks. Scarlet Moon could hear the smirk in that b-


Scarlet Moon squeaked. His bottom bucked as a line of fire traced his sitspots, and he drummed his heels against the tile floor.

The belt whipped across his wobbling, squirming cheeks six more times. It traveled from his sitspots to the tips of his cheeks and back down again, leaving parallel rivers of fire on Scarlet Moon's skin.

Scarlet Moon wailed with every stroke. His plump, jumping bottom wiggled and clenched. He pounded his heels against the floor and slapped the table with his palm.

"My goodness you're pretty terrible at taking the belt, aren't you?" said Dr. Parks. "Tell me, is it the helplessness, the fact that your bottom is hanging out, or just the straight up pain?"



"Of course." Prometheus dropped Chastain, and whipped around arm out to clothesline the heroine.

Scarlet Moon ducked, and Prometheus unleashed a torrent of flames right into the heroine's face.



"It matters not!" thundered Keiko. "I require your assistance!"

"Oh?" said Juliana.

"Indeed! Christmas is fast approaching and I must find shinies of the greatest shininess the world has ever seen for my loving and attentive parents!" Keiko struck a pose and pointed her finger towards the sky. "To find such shinies, I must venture into a dark and twisted labryinth containing ancient horrors the likes of which Man has never before seen!"

Juliana smirked. "Heh. Yeah, Vanessa told me what happened the last time you went to the mall by yourself."

Keiko's blush returned. Her stance faltered, but she straightened again. "Indeed, that perilous place is filled with perils! Also, your currency is strange and mysterious and makes it difficult for me to decide if I am being vigorously violated or not!"

"Sure we'll go." Juliana's eyes sparkled. "I need to get some stuff for my family too."



Scarlet Moon pulled the play pen over with all his strength. It slowly eased over. Slowly, slowly...

Too slow.



"So, what do we do with these two?" asked Tempestas.



"I'll make you regret every laying your hands on me!" snarled Succubus.

"Pretty sure you won't." Scarlet Moon struck Succubus' rapidly reddening right cheek, with his paddle, making the soft, fleshy orb bounce. He followed up with a stroke to the left cheek, making that soft orb bounce too.

Succubus' legs kicked, and her right heel flew off and bounced off Scarlet Moon's face.

"If that's the way you wanna do it." Scarlet Moon unleashed a cascade of bum rocking smacks, making the pink flesh ripple like a pond in a thunderstorm.

"Owwwwwwwww!" Succubus thrashed and wiggled beneath the flashing paddle. "Stop it, stop it! Oww oww! I said-owww!-stop it! Waaaagh! You'll regret- aaaaaagh!"

"The only one who will feel any regret tonight is you, villain."Scarlet Moon battered the villain's sitspots.

"You can just go right on to hell," snarled Succubus. "Oww! You think the police-oww-can hold me? Think again! Waagh! When I get out of this, I'm gonna-oww-gonna-oww-gonna-oww-MAKE SURE YOU-OWW!-DON'T SIT FOR-OWW-A-MONTH! Owwww!"

Scarlet Moon sighed sadly. "If you refuse to learn, then I suppose I will have to teach harder."

Succubus eeped.

Scarlet Moon smashed his paddle into Succubus' red ass cheek.

Succubus howled, jerking forward beneath the blow.

Alas, it was the first of many. Over and over again the paddle whacked Succubus' cherry-red cheeks, quickly turning them a deep scarlet. At first, Succubus kicked, squealed and snarled. She kicked and squealed. She kicked and sobbed. She sobbed.

Scarlet Moon stopped and dissipated the scarlet paddle. He patted Succubus' scarlet red bottom, making the villain twitch and hiss.



Succubus' eyes glowed. The glow built, and built and built, until the entire restaurant vanished in the light. Succubus herself fell away, leaving only those eyes. Those eyes and that red-purple glow.

"You are a very naughty boy." The voice came from every direction, lik a PA in a giant echo chamber. "And do you know what happens to naughty boys? The Succubus spanks them."

The glow faded, and Succubus and the restaurant returned. Succubus sat in a chair, her back straight and her legs together. Her riding crop leaned against a chair leg. She tapped her lap. "Over my knee young man."

Juliana scoffed. "Yeah like that's gonna happen."



"Yeah. We are," said the man. He backed up a step, and Scarlet Moon saw another five or so very big men lined up waiting for him.



"Oh ye of little faith," said Juliana. She rubbed her hands together. "Just need to get the lay of the land."



An hour later, Scarlet Moon balanced on a branch near the top of a tree, deep in the depths of Phillipa Silver's land. The CEO of Silver Ant Inc. had been kind enough to let him use the woman's massive property as a training ground.

The leaves had long since fallen, and the tree swayed alarmingly as a cold November wind blasted the tops. Scarlet Moon shifted his forcefield to block the gust.

Scarlet Moon closed his eyes and stilled his breathing. Scarlet flares traced themselves across the backs of his eyelids, spinning and flowing like pixies at play. He reached out with mental hands and guided the pixies across his lids.

His fingers and toes tingled. His head pulsed.

Scarlet Moon's eyes snapped open. Power flowed into his feet and he backflipped off the tree. Power flowed into his arms and a chord snapped against the tree. He came up sharp, and swung down. He skimmed along the ground, and swung back into the air.



Juliana's eyebrows went up. "You do realize that you will be breaking, entering and infecting another person's computer with a virus right? While I am going to just be one of those customers?"



"I said get your tushy over here and bend over my desk," said the woman. She snapped the belt across Bernice's mostly-bare cheeks making the police woman bounce up on her tippy-toes and squeal. "Anybody dressed like you needs a good thrashing."

"You do realize I'm a superhero right?"

"Yeah? And is there some law of the universe that says superheroes need to dress like strippers?" The woman snapped the belt across Bernice's bottom, just below the last one. It whapped her sitspots and kissed the very tops of her thighs. "Nobody's going to take you seriously dressed like that."

"Have you seen how my enemy dresses?"

"And if your enemy jumped off a bridge, would you jump after them?" The woman lashed Bernice's thighs, making the cop leap up and howl, clutching at the backs of her legs. The woman grabbed the back of Bernice's uniform shirt and pushed her back over.

"Well, yeah. They're probably trying to get away."

The woman frowned. She snapped the belt across Bernice's sitspots. "So it was a bad example. Doesn't mean you're not going over my desk."

"Look, I'm not going to just let you belt me. I'm trying to save you and everyone else in this tower."

"And I'm very glad to have you." The woman and pointed the belt at Scarlet Moon. "But your outfit is not appropriate. When people look at you, they don't see a hero. They see chesthair and ass. Is that what you want them to see?"



"Au contraire," said Succubus with a seductive smile. "The fun's just begun."



"Yeah, about that." Princess eyes flared. "Give it back and I'll let you play with my dollies."

"And if we don't?" asked Tempestas.

"Then my dollies will play with you!" A swarm of drones flew into the play area. Legostopheles lumbered forward, lego tentacles whipping towards them. Giraffalot reared and charged the barricade. Mr. Cuddles charged, paws raised.

"You take Giraffalot and the left half of Mr. Cuddles, I'll take Legostopheles and the right half," said Tempestas.



"I. Said. Enough." Sam punctuated each word with a stinging stroke to one of Adrian's thighs, making the student squeal. Sam's hand tightened against the small of Adrian's back, and he picked up the pace.

Adrian wailed, and hot tears flowed down his face as the slipper ravaged his throbbing ass.

"Are you ready to tell me the truth?" asked Sam.

Adrian hiccuped. "I am telling-"

"Apparently not." Sam vigorously slappped Adrian's shaking ass with the hard-soled slipper.

Adrian sagged against the hood of the car, and sobbed quietly, interspersed with mewls of pain.

"Are you ready to tell me the truth?" asked Sam.

Adrian didn't know what he told Sam. Something about a spontaneous and severe migraine, pulling off to the side of the road, sitting there because Adrian had a few drinks and nobody was fit to drive.

"Well why didn't you tell me that before?" asked Sam, as he replaced his slipper. "Instead of that bullshit story about the Whistlers?"



Adrian fired off two quick chords and slapped them against the backs of Curvy's knees.




"You think this is funny?" The woman's voice rose to a panicked shriek. "We could get killed any minute now. All because of you lunatics in spandex who think superpowers-"



"Don't be too impressed," said Silver. "Those windows are a huge pain. Can't see a thing on my monitor most days. So I have to close them, but then what's the point of having windows? And don't even talk to me about how hot they make it."

"So what now?" asked Scarlet Moon.

Silver pressed a button underneath her desk, and a floor panel slid away. "You're going to climb in there and wait. The hopeful founders should be here in about four hours."

"That's a lot of waiting."

Silver shrugged. "Can't have you in here. I'm going to have my aids and secretary coming in and out like crazy. In fact, Janette-"

A knock came at the door. "Ms. Silver?"

Silver smiled. "That's her now. An hour earlier than she should be. Get in."

Scarlet Moon groaned, and climbed in. It was actually much roomier than he expected. Big enough space that he could (mostly) stretch out.

"Relax," said Juliana. "I'll put on a podcast drama."



Sir Cuddles' pool noodle slammed into Scarlet Moon's armor. The armor shattered, and the pool noodle struck Scarlet Moon in the chest. Scarlet Moon flew backwards and slammed into Anklyana's shield. He slumped to the ground, dazed.



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a pillar and swing-kicked Sir Stuffins into a wall. As he sailed by, he snagged Giraffalot around the neck and smashed it into the ground.

"And you be careful," said Generalissima. "Do too much damage, the whole mall could come down."

"Right." Scarlet Moon twisted in midair and whipped at half a dozen tentacles whizzing towards Anklyana's shield. He whirled his forcefield into a staff and swept the tentacles aside. He landed on top of Anklyana's shield and spun the staff in front of him.



"Is that so?" said Mrs. Rossi, rounding on Vanessa and rolling up her right sleeve.

Vanessa winced. She turned around and hiked up her skirt. She gathered her hose in her fingers and peeled them down to her thighs, revealing a pair of large, firm cheeks bursting out of a small red thong. Vanessa bent over a little and stuck her fit orbs out.

"I am very disappointed in you young lady." Mrs. Rossi stepped up next to Vanessa's slightly bent form. She raised her right hand, and brought it down on Vanessa's right cheek with a loud SMACK! Vanessa's cheek bounced vigorously beneath the blow. When Mrs. Rossi pulled her hand back, it left a bright red handprint behind.

"I'm sorry ma'am," said Vanessa in a strained voice.

"What is the first responsibility of a mentor?" Mrs. Rossi's large palm cracked against Vanessa's left cheek.

"To make sure my trainee knows the rules," said Vanessa, her voice tight with pain, her left cheek wobbling.

"And does Adrian know the rules?" Mrs. Rossi's hand thwacked Vanessa's right cheek, right beneath the bright red handprint.



"My, my, such skimpy underwear," said Buzzsaw, tugging on Adrian's small boxer briefs. She gave Adrian's bare right cheek a hard crack, making Adrian yelp. "Hardly appropriate for a proper boy like you, don't you think? Clearly, someone needs to teach you a lesson."

Adrian bit down on his lower lip, and tried not to whimper as Buzzsaw struck Adrian's upthrust, exposed, vulnerable bottom with hard, flesh rippling strokes of the belt. Adrian's hips pulled in slightly with each smack, and his feet inched closer to the air conditioning unit.



The spring sprang, flinging Prometheus into the air with a cry.

Scarlet Moon lashed two chords to the gym and pool roofs and slingshotted into the air.

He lashed a chord to Prometheus' chest and zipped into the woman. He punched Prometheus in the face, planted his feet against the woman's gut and kicked off. He lashed another chord to Prometheus' chest and zipped feet first into Prometheus' torso.

The two slammed into the dirt, Prometheus first. Scarlet Moon sprang off of the woman, grabbed a tree branch, flipped around and perched on the tree. His eyes flared, and he fired a crimson beam at the prone villain.

Prometheus rolled away and leapt to her feet, flinging fireballs at Scarlet Moon. "Ooh, coming in hot! I like it!"

Scarlet Moon wrapped the fireballs in small shields. He leapt off the branch, lashed a chord to a nearby building, and swung towards Prometheus.




"Fry him!" barked Succubus, bursting back into the room. "I want him bent over the desk and squealing five minutes ago!"



"Not good for you," said Juliana. "Can't do what you do if you fill your body with garbage."

"Yes mom," said Adrian glumly.

Juliana smirked. She pulled a couple of what looked like phones out of her bag and put them on the edge of the table. "Watch the cheek, or I'll really put on my mom hat."

"What's with the phones?"

"They're not phones. They're a kind of subtle noise supression technology. Anybody who walked by would just hear low murmurs, like we were talking too low to hear."



Scarlet Moon landed on the roof of a long, squat building at the edge of the harbor. "Where's the warehouse? Any idea?"

"Northeast side, right up against the water. Don't dawdle either, looks like word of your little interrogation has reached the ears of just about every cop in the city, and they're all peeling tires towards the warehouse."



By the time Adrian emerged from the locker room, David and Sam were already at the treadmills, Natalie standing next to David's and talking to him.

Juliana came out a moment later. She had gotten a new gym outfit. A very...minimal gym outfit. She wore a yellow sports bra that compressed but pushed up her generous breasts and a very short pair of skintight green lycra shorts. The shorts showed off every curve of her generous bottom, and even let a few inches of soft cheek peek out from underneath. A couple of slightly pink cheeks.

"What happened?" Adrian pointed at Juliana's bottom.

Juliana looked over her shoulder and pouted. "Sam's a jerk."

"Oh? What'd you do this time?"

"I didn't do anything."

"Sure you didn't."

"Well, so I may have slipped a little program on his computer that made his icons all obey the laws of gravity. So you know, they all fell to the bottom of his desktop. But it wasn't like dangerous or anything! It's was just kinda funny."

"Uh-huh. I swear you like it when he spanks you."



"Hmph." Juliana turned on her heel and bounced towards the treadmills. Based on the way her bottom, Adrian suspected she, as always, wore a thong underneath those tight little shorts.

Adrian could only shake his head.



A very unpleasant half-hour later, Scarlet Moon and Anklyana found themselves as far down a rapidly narrowing tunnel as they could get.

"Ok, so when the Crash hit, the mall was on the cusp of opening an elaborate underground amusement center," said Generalissima. "It was gonna have arcades, and bowling and jukeboxes and junk, you know things you can't do on the internet. It's right behind the wall on your right."

Anklyana frowned. "The elaborate underground amusement center was one brick wall away from the sewer?"

"No one said they were smart. Scarlet Moon start with the punching."

Scarlet Moon cracked his knuckles.



The woman leaned her head back to see the edge of the forcefield creeping ever closer.

Scarlet Moon leaned over a bit and made a big show of gauging how far away the ground was. "If the forcefield gives out, I'll be fine. You however, have a very high chance of breaking your back, or skull, or something else important."

"You can't do this!" gasped the Whistler, watching Scarlet Moon like a horse watching a pack of wolves. "It's illegal!"

Scarlet Moon tapped the side of his head.



Natalie whimpered and put the pillow back over her face.



"Good." Juliana tightened her grip on Adrian and really laid into the exposed bum upturned across her lap.

Adrian didn't know how long it went on. All he knew was that the hard wood struck his curved bottom over, and over, and over again, spreading a horrific inferno across his sensitive buttocks.

"Please," said Adrian. "No more, no more. I'll be good."

"When I tell you to wait, what do you do?" asked Juliana.


"Good." Juliana put the hairbrush back. She patted Adrian's blazing bottom. "Come on now, let's get up and go home."

Adrian pushed himself to his feet and gave his burning bottom a vigorous rubbing. He pulled his jeans back up.

"I don't like doing that," said Juliana.



"Natalie, wait." Juliana knocked on her door. "Natalie, come on. Don't listen to her."

"3.14159265..." said Natalie, her voice just shy of shouting.

Juliana stalked back into the common room. She put her hands on her hips and glared at Alexandra. "What's your problem?"

"My problem?" said Alexandra lowering her phone and rising to a sitting position. "What's yours?"

"You accused her of having an ass the size of the moon," said Juliana.

"She does."

"It's no bigger than mine," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon, wrapped another cord around the thugs waist, and gently dropped him facefirst onto the hood of the car.

"Scarlet Moon," snapped Juliana. "What are you doing?"

Scarlet Moon pulled the cord holding his up back into his forcefield, zipping him up the wall.

"The hell just happened?" said the cop getting out of the car.



"No, what you need to do is-"

Scarlet Moon lifted the Whistler off his lap and tossed her over his shoulder, landing a few swats to the woman's exposed cheeks. He pulled a nice long switch from a nearby tree, and dumped the Whistler back on the ground.

"We don't have-"

Scarlet Moon bent the Whistler over the stump he'd just vacated, and lined the switch up against the woman's red cheeks.

The woman whimpered a little, and squeezed her eyes shut.

"But we don't need her to squeal-"

Scarlet Moon whipped his arm back, and snapped the switch across the center of the woman's bare cheeks. The woman drummed her toes against the leaf-carpeted ground and howled. She tried to straighten, but Scarlet Moon easily held her down.

Scarlet Moon swished the switch another dozen times, leaving a stack of not-quite-parallel stripes.



The officer walked around to the other side of Leggy and put her hand on the small of Leggy's back. The belt arced through the air and whipped Leggy's petite bottom so quickly Adrian could barely see it.

Leggy howled and started to straighten. The officer grabbed Leggy by the hair and pushed her back over.

"Oh take a breath." The officer shook her head and lashed the girll's tanned bottom, eliciting more howls. "It's not like I'm tazing you."

Another twenty seconds of vigorous belting followed, each stroke leaving a bright red mark on pale bottom or thigh.

The officer released her grip on Leggy's hair, and walked around to Vanessa's side. She put her hand on the small of Vanessa's back, and cut her belt across Vanessa's generous orbs. Vanessa's bum flattened beneath the blow, before bounced back into position. Vanessa grunted, but otherwise didn't react. A red welt formed across both cheeks.

"Finally," said the officer. "Someone who can take her licks."

The officer removed her hand from Vanessa's back, and gave her the same twenty seconds of vigorous strokes she gave the other two. Though Vanessa's mostly bare bottom bounced beneath the thick belt, Vanessa herself did not move. Except for a few grunts, she didn't make a sound either.



"Fuck yeah, it's Globoy." Buzzsaw's eyes gleamed. "I've been looking forward to this."

Buzzsaw whipped her chain over her head and flung it at Scarlet Moon. A hurricane force wind smashed into the chain and flung it back at Buzzsaw, conking her in the nose and smashing her against a barricade.

Scarlet Moon followed up with an eye beam to Buzzsaw's face.

"Was that you?" roared Buzzsaw, jumping to her feet and pointing at Tempestas. "I'm gonna have almost as much fun tanning your ass as I will Globoy's."

"You idiot," said Tempestas. "You just finished fighting two supervillains. How many of those beams do you think you have left?"

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has her first ally! Tempestas manipulates air currents. She is fast and powerful, but not particularly strong. Her powers tend to focus on damage control, i.e. redirection, reduction etc. though she also has a few offensive powers.



Adrian crossed his arms, and leaned against the concrete base of a nearby streetlight.

Curvy wrapped her arms around Vanessa's back and leaned backwards, dragging Vanessa off of her friend.



"What?" said Juliana, turning her icy glare on Adrian.

Adrian shuddered. "Nothing. It's just that you look like Mama when she's pissed. Stuff of nightmares."

Juliana shrugged. She stepped up to Keiko, and lifted the girl's skirt.

"Hey!" Keiko grabbed his hem. "What're you doing?"

"Lifting your skirt," said Juliana. "Let go."

"But we never-"

"The bylaws say nothing about how clothed the perpetrator must be," said Juliana. "So it's up to our discretion. I would have happily spanked you over your skirt, but you've been arguing with me every step of the way. You argue? You get it on bare skin."


"You keep arguing with me, and I will invoke bylaw-penalties for resisting punishment," said Juliana. "Which would let us take that belt to your butt."



Scarlet Moon turned his back on Princess. He bent over and grabbed his ankles. His bottom rounded into a full moon above him.

"Ooh, so smooth and unmarked. Enjoy it while you can little man."

Anklyana stood silently next to Scarlet Moon. She put a hand on Scarlet Moon's back. "No hard feelings?"

Scarlet Moon shook his head.

"Wait!" said Princess. "Something's missing. I know, a paddle!"

"I can't create a paddle," said Anklyana. "I do shields."

"Just shields?"

"Just shields."

Princess pouted. The pout melted into a venomous smile. "That's ok. Scarlet Moon my dear, would you mind if Anklyana borrowed your paddle?"



"Fuck you," snarled the Whistler, (ineffectually) punching Scarlet Moon again.



"And yet you keep following me." Juliana cracked the spoon against Keiko's right cheek with a sharp snap!

Keiko kicked her legs. "Oww!"

"Oh stop fussing." Juliana landed a quick stroke to each cheek. "The spoon isn't that bad."

"It stings like hell!" wailed Keiko.

"Watch the language." Juliana landed three hard and fast strokes to Keiko's left cheek, making the girl buck and squirm. "And you haven't known sting until you've felt a purpleheart paddle."

Juliana gave Keiko's right cheek four swift, stinging strokes.

Keiko squirmed and yelped, her little bottom thrashing back and forth.

Juliana set the spoon down and ran a hand over Keiko's right cheek. "Keiko, you need to relax your bottom."

"But it hurts," wailed the girl.

"I know, but you'll bruise more if you clench. Trust me, the best way to take a spanking is to relax and just roll with it. Let it happen, and wash over you," said Juliana.



Princess let out a frustrated sigh. "You know, you're not a very good dolly. Ah well. Daddy always said 'never throw away what you can fix!'"

Princess laid into Scarlet Moon's dancing apple-cheeked bottom. Scarlet Moon howled. His legs kicked so fiercely Legostopheles had to wrap extra tentacles around his flailing legs, leaving only his ankles mobile. His toes curled and his feet wiggled in cadence with the blows. His bottom rolled and bobbled, his round cheeks wobbling beneath the thick wood. His bottom felt like Yosemite about to erupt. Tears flowed freely down his face, and the entire mall faded away into a watery blur. His fingers dug into the arm of the throne.

Scarlet Moon's universe shrank down to the inferno in his bottom. The mall, the bite of the throne arm digging into his hips, the literally captive audience, everything got subsumed by his ass' agony.

"Stop! Please stop!" wailed the hero.

"You know how to make it stop."

"I'm a bad dolly and deserve a sound spanking," howled Scarlet Moon.

"Good. Legostopheles! The scissors."




"Alright then." Sam dropped the hairbrush back into the desk and pushed the drawer shut. The resident assistant advanced on Adrian, lightly tapping the bathbrush against his thigh.

"Don't you touch me," said Adrian, sliding up the back of the couch into a half-standing position.

Juliana shook her head and sighed.

"And you shut up," said Adrian.

"A little late for that," said Sam.

"I swear I will punch you," said Adrian, cocking a fist.

Sam's eyebrows went up. "You will not like what happens if you do."

Adrian glared at Sam, and bolted for the door.

"Don't know where you think you're going," said Sam. He caught Adrian around the waist, and flung him back onto the sofa. "Even if you get away, I'll just run you down and paddle you wherever I catch you. Then you can explain to a bunch of annoyed students why your carrying on woke them up."



"Time for some discipline." Scarlet Moon walked towards the bar (miraculously not seriously damaged by the tussle), thwacking Succubus' bare cheeks with every step.

"Like hell! Who do you think you are, my mother?" said Succubus, squirming and kicking.

"Mothers do not hold a monopoloy on meting out discipline." Scarlet Moon lifted Succubus off his shoulder and bent her over the bar. Succubus kicked her dangling legs backwards, catching Scarlet Moon in the chest. The hero barely felt it.

Scarlet Moon clamped one hand over the small of Succubus' back, and tapped the paddle against Succubus' right cheek. He drew back and THWACKED the offending orb.

Succubus shrieked. Her right buttock rippled beneath the blow, while her fleshy bottom bounced against the bar. "Owww! Stop it, stop it, stop it!"

Scarlet Moon THWACKED Succubus' left cheek.




"You suck Janet," sobbed Keiko.

Princess puffed up like a pufferfish. "I said my name is Princess. Mr. Cuddles!"

Mr. Cuddles picked up the pace, and Keiko's howling rose another octave.

The door to the bowling alley burst open, and Tempestas charged out.

"Release the girl, foul villain!" said Tempestas.

But Scarlet Moon was already moving. He swung down out of the shadows and kicked Mr. Cuddles with every. Ounce. Of. Strength. In. His. Body.

A great crack ran up Mr. Cuddles chest, and the bear shuddered.

"Mr. Cuddles!" wailed Princess.

The bear's grip on Keiko loosened. A scarlet chord yanked her out, and Scarlet Moon swung for the stairs. He set Keiko down.

"Run! Now!" Scarlet Moon gave Keiko a push up the stairs. Keiko ran. "And thanks!"

Scarlet Moon turned to face Princess.




The woman's fingers slid across Scarlet Moon's round buttock.



Juliana pouted.

"Don't make me give you a reason to pout."

Juliana's pout vanished. She flicked her hair. "Fine. Shoo. If you aren't gonna do the work, you don't get to enjoy the show."

"Fine by me. Your antics tend to have quite the blast radius," said Adrian. He headed for the door. "I'll be waiting at the exit."

Adrian plopped down on a bench outside the bookstore. A few minutes later, Natalie walked up and sat down next to his. She carried a bag from Belts McBeltington.

"Where're the others?" asked Natalie


"Oh. Don't you usually..."

"I learn my lessons. Eventually."


Juliana and Keiko came out a moment later snickering.

"It was a great success!" Keiko planted her feet. She started to point towards the ceiling, but rubbed her bottom instead. "And thus Jezebel pays the price for messing with the friends of Keiko Abe the Apple Crusher!"

"Better believe it," said Juliana, clapping Keiko on the back.



Juliana's eyes narrowed, and her lips thinned. She pivoted around Natalie, pulled the girl's arm up behind her back, bent her over and swatted her large bottom.

"Oww! What the heck?" Natalie wiggled her hips and stomped her feet.

"You did not come along so you could watch," said Juliana. "Now you have a choice. You can either get your bottom on a treadmill, or you can get your sore bottom on a treadmill."

"Yes, I get it fine," said Natalie. Juliana released her, and she scurried to the treadmill next to Adrian's and started it up. "You're a jerk."

"Only doing it because I want you to feel beautiful," said Juliana.

"Don't know why you bother," said a smarmy voice behind Juliana. "Can't fix ugly."



Eventually, Sam stopped and slid his belt back through the loops. Juliana's shoulders shook and her welted bottom quivered as she sobbed into her arm.

Sam sat down next to Juliana and rubbed her back. "I'm sorry Juli, but you literally threw yourself into a Supreme throwdown. You could have been hurt. Very seriously hurt."

"Scarlet Moon wouldn't have let that happen," said Juliana.

Sam grimaced. "I don't know about that. He doesn't always show much respect for collateral. Besides, mistakes happen. Potentially deadly mistakes."

Juliana slid forward off the sofa arm and curled up in his lap. Sam held her for a moment longer, before sighing and getting up. "You should head for bed. It's late, and I still need to take David home."

"You should probably go to bed too," said David, giving Adrian a gentle push. "Sorry the night went to hell."



"Exactly," said Generalissima. "Princess is certainly roasting Tempestas' bottom right now. So you took a spanking for no reason."



"What?" said Marie.

"Nothing." Scarlet Moon plopped the two back on the ground and leapt into the alley next to Bernice. "Bernice, I need to know where your siblings are. Pauline and Leonard. I think they're Prometheus and Poseidon. And what's worse, they've fallen in with a really bad crowd."



Juliana looked over her shoulder at her sore looking cheeks and pouted. "Sam's just a jerk."

"What'd you do this time?"

"I didn't do anything."

"Sure you didn't."

"Well, so I may have slipped a little program on his computer that made his icons all obey the laws of gravity. So you know, they all fell to the bottom of his desktop. But it wasn't like dangerous or anything! It was just kinda funny."

"Uh-huh. I swear you like it when he spanks you."



"Hmph." Juliana turned on her heel and bounced to the door. Based on the way her bottom wobbled, Adrian suspected she, as always, wore a thong underneath those tight little shorts.

Adrian could only shake his head.



Juliana and Adrian entered their suite's common room. Vanessa sat in the armchair with a book open in her lap, while Natalie lay on her belly on the sofa watching some anime or other.

Natalie wore a black hoodie and a pair of rather fitted grey sweatpants that clung to her large bottom.





"Alright, looks good to me. Let's get you back to the beach to address that filthy mouth of yours," said Delryn. "Oh, don't bother putting those on yet."

Alexandra gave Delryn a horrified look.

Delryn pulled Alexandra to her feet, and folded Alexandra's wrist behind her's back. She frog marched Alexandra back to the beach chair, swatting the girl with every step. Alexandra emitted a cacophony of yelps, her naked ass bouncing beneath the hard strokes.

The boss traded her grip on the girl's wrist for one on her ear, sat down on the chair and pulled Alexandra's head down even with her own. "I remember what you were going to do to my waitress. And, frankly, it's just what you deserve!"

The boss tossed Alexandra back over her lap and picked up the sandal.



"Officer Chastain, what the hell happened to your pants?" asked one of the officers.

Scarlet Moon realized with a start that it was the chief of police.

"Fallen in the line of duty sir," said Officer Chastain. She saluted solemnly. "Their sacrifice will never be forgotten."

"Cut the cheek." The police chief massaged his forehead. "My head hurts way too much for it."

"Yo momma's-hey!"

The chief went down into a lunge position, flung Chastain across his outthrust knee and swatted the bits of her bottom left bare by her panties. "What part of 'My head hurts too much for your cheek don't you understand?'"

"Oww!" Officer Chastain kicked and squirmed, her round bottom bouncing beneath the chief's large hand. "See if I save you again! Oww!"

"I think that's my cue to leave," said Scarlet Moon.

"I think not," said the chief over Officer Chastain's yelps and the crisp smack of palm striking bare skin. "Officer Morales, arrest that man for vigilantism, and reckless endangerment."

"You're kidding right?" said Scarlet Moon.

"I will not have vigilantes in my town," said the chief.



"Oh, thank God Scarlet Moon, I was getting worried," said Generalissima. "You OK? Is the thief still there? Anklyana's charging up the stairs as we speak."



"Her name is Midnight," said Scarlet Moon. "She's gone, she got away."

"What?" panted Anklyana. "You mean I've been running up these stairs for nothing?"

"It's good exercise, why don't you finish?" asked Generalissima.

"But Generalissima--"



"She gave me something." Scarlet Moon turned the collar back and forth in his hand, watching it catch the harsh office lighting. "A collar, said it could cut off a Supreme's power."

"Interesting," said Generalissima. "Very interesting."

"Why give it to you?" asked Anklyana.

"You're talking a lot for running," said Generalissima.

Anklyana groaned.



"That's the idea silly." Juliana lightly swatted Adrian's bottom. "There's a magical sweetspot where you leave so little to the imagination, the parts you hide just explode with sexual energy. And boy, you've hit that sweet spot! I mean look at this, legs that go on. All that back for David to rest a hand on while you dance, yet you're covering more than you would in a bikini."

"I guess," said Adrian. "But I can't like move without flashing my ass."

"Obviously," said Juliana. "Tantalizing glimpses of what's beneath, hints of what he wants, but can't have. Unless you let him. Come on, you know you look great in it."

"I can't afford it."

"Bah, I'll get it for you. A gift for my favorite sister."

"Your only sister."

"Favorite sister." Juliana swatted Adrian's bottom. "Now hurry up and agree. You're not the only one with a dress she wants to try out."

Adrian wiggled his hips a little and watched his reflection sway. He turned and swept his eyes over his front, lingering on the skin exposed by the v-neck, and legs left bare by the very short skirt.



Buzzsaw fell onto her face.

Scarlet Moon tensed, waiting for the vicious villain to stand back up.

She didn't.

Scarlet Moon's fists slowly unclenched, and he wiped a slightly shaky hand across his cheek. An evil grin slowly spread across his face and he approached the villain. He rolled the supervillain onto her back with a toe, and put his foot against Buzzsaw's chest.

Buzzsaw glared.



David's large, gym-callused hand struck Adrian's curved right buttock, sending it into a shaking fit. Adrian yelped and kicked. David struck his left buttock, the plump flesh flattening beneath his hard hand. Adrian squirmed. His hips bucked, his bottom jumping beneath the onslaught.

David's hand arced up, and snapped back down on his left buttock a second time in a row. Adrian kicked madly. One hand clutched David's calf, while the other pressed against the edge of the bench.



Adrian patted himself. "Feel a bit winded, but otherwise I'm fine. You?"

"Me too." Juliana winced and massaged her forehead. "My head is killing me."

"My skin burns." Adrian rubbed his arms. He pulled out his phone and tapped the screen. Nothing. He tapped it again, more frantically. Still. Nothing.

"Yours not working either?" asked Juliana.

"Of course not," said Adrian. "Stupid things never work when you need them."

"Prolly damaged in the crash."

"Don't look damaged."

"Speaking of damage." Juliana opened her door and stepped outside. "Let's see how boned we are."

Adrian stepped out of the car. He shivered as a cool breeze touched him, his clothing doing little to block the chill of fear. He glanced up at the abandoned office buildings towering over them.

"Holy cow," muttered Juliana. She crouched next to the front of the car, studying the car and lamppost. How she managed it in stiletto heels without falling on her barely-clad ass was a mystery for the ages. "There's no damage."

"Don't be stupid." Adrian crouched across from Juliana to look at the car. Not even the paint was scratched. The light was totally mangled.



Adrian spun the hoodlum around and pressed her against the wall. Adrian unbuttoned the hoodlum's jeans and wiggled them down.

"Dammit, girl," said Adrian as he struggled with the jeans. "Could your pants get any tighter?"

"Could your voice get any more obnoxious?" asked the hoodlum in a high-pitched, mocking voice.

Adrian finally got the stupid pants down, revealing a small, curved bottom clad in a pair of tight boy shorts.

As soon as they were down, Adrian's hand whipped through the air and slapped the hoodlum's right cheek. The hoodlum yelped and hopped onto her toes, her cheek wobbling beneath the harsh smack.

"You miserable little brat," said Adrian, each word punctuated with a sharp smack to one of the hoodlum's bare cheeks. "It's bad enough you rats have to try to mug us after getting in a crash, but now you're gonna mock me too?"

The hoodlum yelped and jumped. She pulled her hips against the brick wall.

Adrian leaned over and smacked the hoodlum's thigh, right below where bum meets leg.

The hoodlum squealed.



The stuffed giraffe plopped down on Tempestas' and Scarlet Moon's torsos, pinning them to the ground.

"And thus Sir Stuffins and his noble steed Giraffalot are victorious!" crowed Princess. "The Vacuous Virgins have been soundly defeated. Now, they will be soundly spanked!"

"I'm not-let go of my pants!" Tempestas flopped around on top Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon craned his neck, and spotted a few action figures running by. The really fancy ones with fingers.

"Ooh, that's a tiny little string you got on there Tempy," said Princess. "Too bad your friend's outfit is such a pain. Ah well. Can't make omelets without breaking some eggs, am I right?"

sexycostume;Scarlet Moon scowled. "Least I'm not dressed like a twelve year old.";Plastic fingers dug into Scarlet Moon's hips. There was a great tearing. Scarlet Moon's eyes widened, and {she} gasped. Mall air brushed {her} bare hips and bottom.

{sexycostume;"I heard that. Sir Stuffins," said the Princess. The bear's paw struck Scarlet Moon's exposed cheek. {She} squirmed and ground {her} teeth together.;"Ooh, no {underwear}. Just gotta one-up Tempy don't ya?" said Princess.} "OK Sir Stuffins. Give 'em six of the best."



The fireball caught Scarlet Moon in the shoulder, sending him sprawling and sliding across the arena. He pushed himself to his hands and knees, just in time for an icy club to shatter against his head, driving him back to the stage floor.

The crowd gasped. Scarlet Moon snapped a chord against the stage lights and zipped into the air. A stream of flames curved around and struck his in the chest, sending him crashing buttfirst to the arena.

Poseidon dropkicked him across the stage.

Scarlet Moon skidded across the stage floor, catching a speaker to keep from going over the edge. Poseidon grabbed his french braid and lifted his torso off the stagefloor.

"This is pretty pathetic," said Prometheus. She stalked towards the hero, two small fireballs burning in her palms. "Can't believe Succubus had as much trouble as she did paddling your ass. And don't even get me started on Buzzsaw."



Natalie grunted.

"I see." Adrian leaned back. "Fascinating."

Natalie grunted.

"How do you think you did on the test? You think we're getting them back today?"

"Fine. Probably."

"Pretty sure I bombed it."

"Should come to lecture more often. You'd be amazed what you can learn."



Scarlet Moon glanced over the edge of the building. "Think I'll find a safer route."

"Oh, you're no fun," said Juliana, a pout in her voice.

"Easy for you to say." Scarlet Moon slipped down the building's fire escape, and circled around to the south side. Sure enough, an overgrown copse of trees grew right up against the building at the edge of the office park.

"You didn't have a problem jumping between buildings a minute ago."

"Well, yeah, but a minute ago I didn't have to worry about someone trying to shoot me."

"Bah. You'd have been fine."

Scarlet Moon slipped into the undergrowth. He kept his forcefield at a low burn, just enough to protect himself from the hordes of very scratchy thorns, brambles, and twigs, but not enough to be visible from the park. Proved to be quite a good bit of practice in control.

Eventually, hot, sweaty, and feeling icky, Scarlet Moon reached the building. He ripped open a door (shattering a lock in the process), and slipped inside.

"You know, this would have been so much faster if you'd jumped," muttered Juliana. "We could be halfway to saving Alexandra by now."




The tall brunette lowered her weapon. A small smile flitted across her face. "Scarlet Moon I presume?"

"The one and only," said Scarlet Moon. "Who are you?"

The brunette bowed. "Dana. And this is my partner, Marie. We are members of an elite organization dedicated to investigating and containing unique threats to the United States."

Scarlet Moon's eyes flashed red. "I'm pretty unique."

The redhead tensed. "Best keep those eyebeams in your head, you know what's good for you."

"I took down a woman who can cut steel with her hair. A couple of 007 wannabes don't scare me."

"Calm down, we're all on the same side," said Dana. "I said unique threats, Mister Moon. I have seen no evidence that you pose a threat to America. Except perhaps for your penchance for collateral damage."



"Oww! Hey, come on we were just trying to scare ya!" The hoodlum's knees and elbows banged against the concrete floor.

"You swung a stun baton at me." Adrian grabbed the hoodlum's pants and started slowly tugging the painted-on jeans down to the thug's knees.

"Only 'cause punching doesn't seem to hurt you," said the hoodlum. "Come on, show a little mercy will ya? I had no choice."

Adrian finally managed to get the accursed jeans down to the thug's knee's exposing a small, heart-shaped bottom.

Adrian cracked his hand against the thug's bottom.

The thug yelped. "Son of a bitch, your hand hurts worse than-oww!"

Adrian landed a fierce blow to her left cheek, making the muscular cheek jump. When he pulled his hand away, he left a bright red print behind.

Adrian's hand snapped up and down in long, sweeping swings. Each stroke made the hoodlum rock on Adrian's knee, and elicited small, high pitched yelps from the thug's throat.

"Aww come on," wailed the thug. "At least not over your knee! It's so embarassing."



Scarlet Moon flared his shield. But the bear squeezed. And squeezed. And squeezed.

Scarlet Moon's shield popped like a balloon, and the hero slumped across the creature's paw.

Mr. Cuddles dropped his to the ground and approached the clothing store.

Tempestas stumbled out of the shop and flung a stiff breeze at the bear. The bear bopped Tempestas on the head.

Tempestas fell to her hands and knees.

Mr. Cuddles picked her up and dropped her next to Scarlet Moon. The bear's glow faded, and about a third of the toys that had previously collapsed stirred back to life.

"And here I thought we'd won," panted Tempestas.




"Haw! I knew it. Impotent rage. My ex-boyfriend was the same way." Buzzsaw tossed Vanessa into the sand. "Boys. Utterly useless, am I right?"

She turned and looked at the crowd. "I SAID AM I RIGHT?"

"Yeah!" chorused the crowd.

"Only the girls, ya dipshits. Jesus Christ, I'm going off insulting your gender and you're all like 'Yeah! Fuck us! We're turds!' Give me a break."

"Umm, boss, she's getting away." The Whistler pointed towards Alexandra, who was now two-thirds of the way towards the copse, not too far from Adrian and Juliana.

The two sucked in a breath.

"Huh. Girl can move pretty good." Buzzsaw leapt into the air.



Scarlet Moon closed his eyes and took a deep breath.

"Good dolly." Princess cut through Scarlet Moon's spandex with swift, efficient snips, peeling it off layer by layer, exposing more and more skin, stripping Scarlet Moon of just a little bit more dignity. Finally, Princess snipped away the bottom of Scarlet Moon's costume and whipped it away with a flourish. Scarlet Moon hastily covered the private region between his legs with his hand. Princess grabbed Scarlet Moon's boots and yanked them off, one after another, leaving Scarlet Moon utterly naked except for his mask.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flicked about the mall, skipping over the crowd of hostages watching his get stripped.

"I figure I'll let you keep your mask." Princess patted Scarlet Moon on the cheek. "Aren't I just so magnanimous? Best be careful though. Legostopheles! The scepter!"

Lego tentacles handed a big, long-handled, sparkly pink bathbrush to Princess. She shook it under Scarlet Moon's nose. "If you're naughty, I'm gonna apply my Sparkling Sweet Scepter of Supremacy to your bottom. And I don't think either one of us wants that. Yes?"

Scarlet Moon nodded.

"Good. Legostopheles! The outfit!"

Lego tentacles set down a frilly pink dress with sparkly pink bows all along the hem, and little plastic sparkles all over the shoulders. Next to it was placed a pair of frilly, sparkly pink panties, long white socks and bright pink mary janes. Big white mittens were also laid down, as were a few loose bows, and some makeup.

Princess set the Scepter on down and clapped her hands. "Eee! You're gonna look so cyyyyute!"



Juliana grinned. "You're just jealous you don't have my imagination. Now, put on some makeup while I get changed."



Scarlet Moon returned to the hole through which the cat and huntress had vanished. The huntress leapt back up out of the hole, and landed in front of Scarlet Moon. She smirked when she saw the hero.

"Hey Scarlet Moon, big fan. There's a dangerous superpowered cat somewhere in here, wanna help me bring it down?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes narrowed. "Who are you?"

The woman bowed. "You may call me Leopard."



Scarlet Moon took a moment to catch his breath. He eyed Tempestas critically. "Next time I'd appreciate a warning."

Tempestas smiled sheepishly. "Umm, sure."

The two stuffed animals charged out of the crowd. Scarlet Moon swung into the air.



Adrian handed Juliana the spoon, and stepped back a little to give him room.

"Do you have to watch?" asked Keiko, twisting around to look at Adrian over her outhrust ass. "Couldn't you like step outside, or something?"

Juliana took the waistband of Keiko's lacy panties and tugged them down to her knees, fully exposing her rich chocolate, heart-shaped bottom. "It's his room you barged into. He has a right to watch your thrashing."

Keiko whimpered. "But it's embarassing!"

"That's part of the punishment," said Juliana. She lined the spoon up against Keiko's right cheek. "Besides, it's not like he's never been spanked. He gets spanked all the time. Misbehaving brat is what he is."



Scarlet Moon zipped past Princess, lashing a chord against Mr. Cuddles' neck, snapping it taut.




"Trust me," said David in a quiet voice.



The chief sighed. "Fine. But if you end up pissing that lady off, and she decides to sic those wretched toys of hers on the rest of the city, I will let those two feds have you."



"Owwww!" Poseidon's voice rose into a wail, then cut into a shriek when Scarlet Moon's Scarlet Paddle of Justice meted out a little more Justice on the villain's dancing posterior.

Scarlet Moon whipped the paddle up and down, the sharp SPLATs bouncing off the curved walls and domed ceiling, mingling and mixing until it sounded like a dozen spankings, rather than just one.

Naturally, Poseidon's wails did the same thing.



"What will you do instead?" Juliana whacked Adrian's left sitspot.

"Bend over and take the spanking I've earned?" asked Adrian.

"That's right, because what'll happen if you don't?"

"You'll give me worse."

"Better believe it." Juliana set the brush down and pulled Adrian into a hug. "Sorry I had to be so harsh with you, but you put a lot of people at risk."





There was a great burst of wind from the far side of the battle line, and several smugglers went flying into the air.

"Oh look whose arrived," said Generalissima.

"Shit! It's Tempestas!"




Scarlet Moon shoved both Poseidon and Prometheus through the bars of the railing, their heads hanging over the aisle, and their bottom hanging over the railing. They braced themselves against the railing. Poseidon stretched his bare toes to barely touch the floor, while Prometheus kicked and wiggled, his feet in midair.

"Alright, seems to me you're both at fault, so you're both getting your buns baked." Scarlet Moon tugged Prometheus' tight little shorts down to her thighs, exposing a very naked, tight little bottom. He gathered up Poseidon's speedo and tugged it down to his thighs, exposing a very naked, rather hairless bottom. Scarlet Moon paused, and one eye narrowed. "Your ass is nowhere near as hairy as I expected."

"I'm a swimmer," said Poseidon. "We shave."

"I see."

"That's the best you can do?" cried Prometheus, squirming around in the railing. "He's got us wedged in a railing, and all you're gonna do is explain why your ass isn't covered in hair?"



"No, I guess not," said Adrian reluctantly. "But what makes you think I can?"

"Come on. You beat her once. You can do it again," said Juliana.

Adrian scowled at her. "That was as much luck as anything else."

"Did you see the way she looked at us?" asked Juliana quietly.



"I, err, see. Could the Whistler's new boldness be tied to the apparently superhuman powers allegedly possessed by their leader, Tiffany Williams?"

The chief's scowl deepened. "Miss Wilkins, you should know better than to spread panicked rumors."

"But sir, we have video footage of her turning the cast iron gate blocking the beach entrance into a basketball."

On cue, the screen flashed to grainy surveillance footage of Buzzsaw tearing the gate off its hinges with her bare hands and crumbling it up into a giant ball. She flung it backwards into the parking lot.

The scene flashed back to the serious (and rather panicked looking) visage of the reporter and police chief. Chief Napier's face was completely, utterly, expressionless.

"Ooh, dad's pissed," said a quiet voice behind Adrian. Adrian craned his neck back to see Natalie standing above him, a book in one hand, and a can of orange soda in the other.



"Why not? You wouldn't have to choose between classes and saving people then."

"I'm not going to cheat." Scarlet Moon leapt to his feet. "Or what, are you going to do my job for me too? Run my entire career? I'm faking enough as it is, I don't want to fake anymore."

"OK, ok, calm down. It's just a suggestion."

"It's a stupid suggestion."

Generalissima didn't say anything.

"Sorry. Guess I'm a bit short-tempered right now."

Generalissima shrugged. "It's fine. Things are rough right now, I get it."

Scarlet Moon sat back down. "Yeah. Shouldn't take it out on you though."

Generalissima shrugged. She perked up and clapped her hands together. "You know what? Crushing Cain's having a concert tonight remember? You should come."



The class they were waiting on filed out, and David led the way in. Adrian took his customary seat at the back of the class, while Natalie sat front and center.

David's eyes met Adrian's, and he gave a satisfied smile, as if to say oh good, you were punctual this time.

"You're finally getting your tests back today, so you can stop pestering me." David shot a sharp glance at a one of the young men sitting in the front.

The student shifted, and the rest of the class laughed.

"Not funny..." he muttered.

"Now, now keep the laughter down. I'm sure every single one of you's been in the same spot," said David. He cast a critical eye over the class, and the laughter stopped. "Good."

David wrote up a problem on the whiteboard, and the grade curve next to it. He opened his bag and pulled out a giant stack of tests. "Start working on that while I pass these out."

Adrian pulled out his laptop, and started putzing some with the problem, though he couldn't really focus. His eyes kept returning to the stack of papers in David's hands.

Finally, David set his test facedown next to him. He flipped it over.

A big fat `63` sat on the top of the page, next to two words: See me. He glanced up at the curve, and his heart sank further.

He got a big. Fat. D. Despite getting almost perfect grades in high school.

A D.



Scarlet Moon peppered Succubus' bobbing buttocks. "Swindling people with tap water, robbing rich people in fancy restaurants, tearing up Silver Tower. And for what? Kicks? Revenge? Some ridiculously convoluted way of making money?"

Succubus said something muffled.



"Seriously," said Juliana. "Your ass is lucky I managed to keep it all in."




Scarlet Moon gathered some of the woman's hair into his fist and giving a slight tug.

The woman grunted savagely.

Scarlet Moon sighed and resumed the rapid peppering, this time focusing on the woman's sitspots.

After another five minutes of stingy justice, the woman's ass and upper thighs were redder than her panties. She squirmed and snarled with every stroke, but showed no signs of relenting.

Scarlet Moon paused for a second to catch his breath. "Buddy you've got one seriously tough bottom. Color me impressed."

The woman snarled.

"If you think-" Scarlet Moon stopped. He could just make out sirens in the distance. "I'm running out of time."

Scarlet Moon yanked the tight slacks back up and over the woman's bottom.The woman squeaked and squirmed as the polyester rubbed against her swollen cheeks. Scarlet Moon dumped the woman next to her companion.




Adrian lined up the spoon, and snapped it against the middle of Keiko's left cheek.

"Oww! One."

Adrian rubbed Keiko's cheek, and snapped the spoon against her right sitspot.

Keiko yelped and bounced her hips against the bed.

"Remember to count," said Adrian.


"Good. Now I need you to relax. I want to focus on keeping your bottom relaxed for this one, ok?" said Adrian.

Keiko whimpered, but her cheeks slowly relaxed.

"Take deep breaths," said Adrian in a low, soothing voice. "That's right. Thaaat's right..."


Keiko squealed as the spoon collided with the fleshiest part of his right cheek, his bottom jiggling before it clenched up again.



"Get her to do the same thing to Princess," said Generalissima. "Anklyana, we need you in the sewers."

"But Legostpheles--"

"Scarlet Moon will hold it off. Move it!"






Prometheus smirked. The ground underneath her boots started to smoke. She grabbed Tempestas by the hair and hoisted her off the ground. "Oh really? Whose the one on her knees, begging for mercy?"

"Yo mama."

Poseidon laughed. "Walked right into that one."

Poseidon's lips drew back into a snarl. "You are in desperate need of some manners."

"You are in desperate need of a life," said Tempestas. "Running around, setting shit on fire just because you can? You some pothead thinks she's fighting the system? Or maybe you're hoping that if you light a big enough fire, mommy and daddy'll actually look at you for more than--"

"Enough!" Prometheus' hair turned into flames. She flung Tempestas' face into the dirt, grabbed the woman's ankles and hoisted her upside down into the air. She grabbed Tempestas' spandex pants and ripped them off, exposing a pair of milky white cheeks left fully exposed by a white g-string. "I'm gonna blister your fat ass until you're crying so hard you're in danger of dying of dehydration!"

"Too bad yo mama couldn't be bothered to do the same to you." Tempestas hoisted herself up a little and looked past her own torso at Prometheus. "Maybe you wouldn't be such a lifeless lose-"

Prometheus' hand whipped through the air and slammed into Tempestas' firm, protruding bottom. The heroine's pale cheeks flattened beneath the brutal blow. The force of the smack made Tempestas swing like a pendulum. Prometheus drew her hand back and struck Tempestas' bottom again at the peak of her back swing, sending the pale moons into a quivering fit. Two bright overlapping handprints adorned Tempestas' bottom, one across the peaks of her cheeks, the other just a bit further down (or up?) across her sitspots. Tempestas grunted.



Scarlet Moon flattened Princess' bottom a third time. A fourth time. Fifth. Sixth.

Princess flopped about Scarlet Moon's thighs like a fish on the docks. Her mouth worked. After the sixth stroke, she stopped wailing, likely because her voice gave out.

By the ninth stroke, Princess lay limp across Scarlet Moon's legs, too tired to do much more than sob and moan.

"You'll pay for this," she sobbed quietly. "I will have my revenge."



Scarlet Moon flitted through the forest just inside the tree line. He followed the curve of the Moat, the street that completely surrounded campus. Everybury Hall backed right up against the trees with a small "tributary" branching off the Moat and leading into the parking lot on the west side.

Scarlet Moon gathered his energy into his legs and leapt mostly up, with a slight curve forward, quashing the shield around his legs as he rocketed up to a height well above the building. Anyone who happened to look out their window would have seen nothing but a dark streak, if that.

At the apex of his jump, he latched a pair of thin scarlet chords to the roof of the building. He gave himself a slight tug, and put pressure on the chords, slowing his descent. As he fell, he gradually thickened the chords, further slowing his velocity. He touched down on the roof with barely a whisper.

"Landed," said Scarlet Moon with a grin.

"And you complained about all the practice," said Juliana. "You know where your window is right?"

"Of course, right on-oh no." Scarlet Moon stopped and groaned. "The lock, I forgot about the stupid lock."

"What the ones on the windows?"





Juliana fired again. The beam struck Buzzsaw in the gut, but the lunatic's grin just widened. She took another step forward.

Juliana fired again, and again, and again. With each shot, the weapon's whine got a bit more high-pitched. Every beam struck Buzzsaw in the chest, but they just made her grin wider.

"That tickles," hissed the gang leader. "Do it again."

Juliana let out a frightened mewling sound, and chucked the gun at Buzzsaw's face.

Buzzsaw caught the weapon, and shook her head like a disappointed parent. "Tut tut. So naughty. I'm thinking Globoy isn't the only one who could use a good spanking." She crushed the weapon with a loud crackle.

The stunner exploded.

The entire building shook, Adrian's ears rang, and spots appeared in his vision where Buzzsaw had been.

"Yeah, prolly," said Juliana. "But I won't be getting it from you."

She crouched and helped Adrian regain his feet.



Scarlet Moon grabbed the rifle as they whipped past, yanking the guard into the shaft with them. He snapped a chord against the wall with one hand, while grabbing the guard's shirt with the other. The four jerked to a halt.

Bernice fired her pistol at point black range, stunning the guard before he could do more than gasp. Vanessa squeezed Scarlet Moon's ribs so hard it was a wonder the superhero hadn't passed out yet.

Scarlet Moon threw the guard back into the room from which he'd come. He grabbed the lip of the elevator doorway, and pulled the three of them up into the hallway.

He flared his shield in time to block particle beams from two more guards.

Scarlet Moon dropped his two charges, and lunged forward.



Prometheus frowned. "What are you talking about?"

"If I wanted to fight back, you wouldn't have time to breath, let alone mock me," said Scarlet Moon.

Prometheus laughed. "Big words little man. Come on, prove to me you can back it up."

"No. Not until you let these people go back home to their friends and families," said Scarlet Moon.

"Overrated," said Prometheus.

"Perhaps," said Scarlet Moon. "But unless you let them go, you won't be some badass Supreme who gave the world's first superheroine a sound spanking. You'll be a thug who kicked the crap out of a defenseless boy in pajamas."







Scarlet Moon followed Princess to a low table next to the Christmas tree. It had already been set with a couple of tea pots, tea cups and some tea biscuits.

"Sit down, and enjoy some tea, won't you?" Princess skipped to the table and carefully poured some tea. "Oh Legostopheles! Sir Stuffins! Girrafalot! Tea time!"

Scarlet Moon sat in a low chair. He very carefully picked up the tea cup between his clumsy mittens and took a sip. The tea was incredibly, nauseatingly sweet. Scarlet Moon struggled not to gag.



Adrian rolled his eyes and rooted through his closet in search of something cute. When he found something, he slipped it on and started back to the common room. Juliana's door opened, a hand flashed out, grabbed Adrian's arm, and yanked his in.



"No, no she doesn't." Bernice jumped to her feet, and spun around.

"Did I say you could get up?" asked the Dr. Park.

"Umm, no ma'am. But I need to go help stop the bad guys."

"Well, I guess that's reasonable." The woman opened her closet. "But first you need to cover your bottom."

Bernice rubbed her red cheeks. "Not sure that sound as good as it once did."



The strapping stopped. The secretary released Adrian and returned to her seat. Melissa grabbed him by the hair, and forced Adrian to stand.

"If I ever see your fat ass in my shop again, I will beat you until my tawse falls apart. Then I'll buy a new one, and beat you with that one for ruining the first." Melissa dragged Adrian to the door and threw him out.

Adrian stumbled, and barely caught his balance before faceplanting. He wiped some tears from his eyes, and covered himself.

"Holy crap Adrian." Juliana came out of nowhere and peeked around at Adrian's bottom. "That looks like it hurts."



"Oh yes, because jumping into an empty elevator shaft is the safest thing ever," said Vanessa.

"Why not take the stairs?" asked Bernice.

"Falling takes less energy." Scarlet Moon grabbed Bernice and Vanessa, and tossed each over a shoulder. He attached a crimson chord to the far end of the shaft, and leapt in.

Vanessa screamed.



Scarlet Moon swung at Giraffalot at full speed.




"Relax." Juliana shrugged. "It's just one example of why Keiko shouldn't be bursting into your room like that."

"Well, why'd we pick the one where I have genital warts?" asked Adrian. "Why couldn't you have them?"

"Because they're gross, and I would never have something so gross in my hypothetical situation," said Juliana with a toss of her head.

"It'd be appreciated if you could extend me the same courtesy," said Adrian.


"Uh-huh," said Keiko. She glanced at Adrian. " you have genital warts?"

"No," thundered Adrian. "Juliana's just being a dick."

"Oh it's so much fun to watch you squirm," said Juliana with a clap of her hands. She gave Keiko a meaningful look. "And I don't know if Adrian has warts or not. If he does, he certainly hasn't shown them to me."



Scarlet Moon raced for Anklyana's prone form, while Tempestas gathered the dust cloud from the building and flung it up and out, dispersing it across the city to merge with the rest of the city's pollution. Hopefully mostly harmless.

Anklyana lay curled into a fetal position in the middle of the rubble-strewn street, shaking.

Scarlet Moon put a hand on Anklyana's shoulder. "Hey, it's over. You're ok. You're ok."

Anklyana shook her head. "I can't...I can't control it. I can't do it. I can't, I can't I almost killed..."

Something glimmered in the moonlight. Scarlet Moon plucked a thin needle out of Anklyana's back.

"Oww!" Anklyana jerked. "What?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes narrowed. "It's not your fault your powers went crazy."

"What do you mean?" Anklyana looked at the needle. "What is that?"



"Don't worry. I got this all under control." Scarlet Moon's eyes glowed as he tracked the minion's pacing.

"Famous last words."

A narrow beam erupted from Scarlet Moon's eyes, and struck the minion on the head. The minion looked up.



Adrian put his costume into the backpack's secret compartment, and slid into a tiny alleyway between the library and a windowless building owned by Silver-Ant, ostensibly full of chemistry labs. He circled around to the front of the library. A large, gradual staircase led up to the main entrance, peppered with columns and statues that invoked a vaguely greco-roman feel.

He didn't spy Juliana anywhere, so he sat down on one of the steps and waited.

He didn't have to wait long before Juliana stepped off a bus and walked towards Adrian with long, rapid strides. Her skirt flapped with every step, showing off a bit of upper thigh.

Adrian stood, a small smile touching his lips. "Hey Juliana-"

Juliana grabbed Adrians' shoulder, forced him around and began swatting the seat of his jeans.



Scarlet Moon swung up onto a building rooftop, and looked around, but the cat and her hunter were already out of sight. Gridlines drew themselves on Scarlet Moon's eyepatches, and a faint red trail wound away between the buildings.

Scarlet Moon grinned. Looked like Juliana put a little tracer on herself, just in case something like this happened. Scarlet Moon leapt off the building, lashed a chord to nearby building and zipped after it.

"Generalissima just sent me an emergency alert." Tempestas' voice crackled in Scarlet Moon's ear. "Anybody know the situation?"

"Anthropomorphic cat person kidnapped a college coed and is currently being chased through the city by a lady in leopard-print."

"A new hero?" asked Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon grimaced.



"Yeah, you and what army?" asked the Whistler. He glanced at his buddies and grinned. "Maybe you'd be better off just givin' us all a-"

Scarlet Moon's head lurched back, and a crimson beam slammed into the Whistler's chest, flinging him back into the warehouse.


The other Whistlers stared at Scarlet Moon for a minute. They charged.

Scarlet Moon backpedaled. He needed some way of taking out more than one of these posers. Something with some reach...

Scarlet Moon wove his shield into a long staff.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Sometimes you'll fail at stat-based tasks if the stat used isn't high enough. Failure could mean losing energy, being forced into otherwise avoidable combat, getting spanked, or other penalties. Different tasks will require different stat levels. Whether you succeed or not, you still get the stat point for making the choice.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: You're guaranteed to fail the tasks to get into the warehouse.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has learned Scarlet Staff. Scarlet Staff is a weapon that increases the number of targets you can Attack at once. The number of enemies you can attack scales with Power. It cannot be used at the same time as Scarlet Spring.




"I'm sorry," said Generalissima. "Really. But, well, I was kinda stuck. I had to violate someone's trust, I kinda figured, maybe you'd maybe be more likely to forgive me? And she did just save your bacon right? Come on, you should see what she can do!"

"I'm too tired for this." Scarlet Moon leaned against a girder and massaged his throbbing forehead.

"Alright, so how about you two get out of there, get back into some civilians and meet me at the Top Dog Cafe. It's a few blocks north."

"Fine," said Scarlet Moon.

"Here, um, follow me," said Anklyana. She led Scarlet Moon into the sun-speckled depths of the scaffolding. Scarlet Moon couldn't decide if the back of the girl's leotard formed a thong or not. It completely covered the top quarter or so of the girl's backside, but left the remaining three quarters completely exposed. Her heels further emphasized her plushy bottom, and threw an extra sway into her step, making her buttocks roll and bounce with every step.

Scarlet Moon shook his head. If that was really Natalie, he'd eat his mask.

Anklyana led Scarlet Moon down a ladder. A bubble formed around the pair as they clambered down. Scarlet Moon paused.

"Umm, in case one of us falls," said Anklyana. "You're uh looking pretty wobbly, and I'm not exactly graceful."



The guard's eyes narrowed. Her gun pointed right at Scarlet Moon's chest. "You're coming with me."

"Why? Where?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"You're not authorized to be here. I will be escorting you to a holding cell until the police have a chance to arrest you for trespassing," said the guard.

"You've got to be kidding me."

"I don't kid with intruders."

"Yo momma don't kid with intruders," said Bernice.

Scarlet Moon facepalmed.

"Enough," said the guard. "You have a choice. You can come with us peacefully or we can kick your ass and drag you with us."



"This is the police! Get your hands up!" barked a voice from the shadows.

Scarlet Moon jumped half out of his skin, his head snapping up just as a SWAT team a good dozen strong stepped out of the shadows with weapons pointed at him.



Scarlet Moon struck the rifle with a short burst, sending it flying down into the shaft.

"Good shot," said Bernice. "Now just let one of them show their ugly--"

A hand appeared and tossed something up to them.

"Is that-"

Scarlet Moon flared his shield, and zipped them back up as fast as he could go. A deafening boom rocked the shaft, and a dazzling flare blinded the hero. The trio rocked back and forth, slamming against first one wall, then the other.

"Oh god oh god oh god," said Vanessa. "That was a grenade. A grenade!"

"Stun grenade," said Bernice. "But yeah, can be lethal in an enclosed space like this."

"My shield barely blocked that." Scarlet Moon blinked the spots away from his eyes.

"Think it can block a second one?" asked Bernice.

"No." Scarlet Moon dissipated his chord, and the trio plummeted.

Vanessa screamed.

In Scarlet Moon's ear.


Another rifle poked out into the shaft.




Scarlet Moon squealed. His hips thrashed about, and his heels drummed against the linoleum.


"Oww!" Tempestas' all-but-bare hips drove into the small of Scarlet Moon's back.

"Look at that," said Princess. "One little love tap and they're already wailing like Canadians."

"That thing feels like it's full of lead," gasped Tempestas.

The noodle slammed into Scarlet Moon's bottom a second time. A groaning hiss rippled through the crowd. The thick foam flattened Scarlet Moon's plump bottom. His bare, bobbling cheeks wobbled as the noodle lifted back up. His legs kicked wildly, and his fingers scrambled against the tiled floor.

Scarlet Moon felt a brief pressure on his back as the noodle drove Tempestas' hips into him a second time. Tempestas flopped like a fish. She howled, and her boots scrabbled against the floor.

The pool noodle cracked against Scarlet Moon's bottom a third time. Each stroke left a fiery burn on every inch of Scarlet Moon's bubble butt. Meaning it struck the same spot. Over and over and over again. Scarlet Moon flailed and bucked. He howled and squirmed. Tears gathered at the edges of his eyes and trickled down his mask.

The noodle struck Tempestas' pert bottom a third time. Tempestas howled. The giraffe shifted a little.

"And that's the half way mark," said Princess. "Let's give them a little break shall we? Need a minute to really let it sink in, you know?"

Scarlet Moon groaned and shifted a little. His hand slid back and slapped against the leg of the stuffed giraffe.



Scarlet Moon threw Bernice and Vanessa over each shoulder, and shot out the vent cover. He leapt up into the vents and put them down.

"Go, go, go," said Scarlet Moon, pushing Bernice down the vent.

"Alright, alright we're going, we're going," said Bernice. "Patience young padawan."

"Not when we're being shot at." Scarlet Moon slapped Bernice's slightly exposed right cheek. "Now move it."

"Oww!" Bernice and Vanessa crawled down the vent, the police officer's slightly exposed bottom swaying right in Scarlet Moon's face. "Just don't stare at my ass alright?"




"You stay away from me." Prometheus scuddled backwards. "I swear to God if you lay so much as a finger on me, I'm gonna burn your stupid costume right off!"

Scarlet Moon grabbed Prometheus by the bra and tossed her over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. He gave the pert little bottom, peeking just the slightest bit out of red PVC hotpants, a sharp smack.

"Oww! That does it bitch, kiss your suit good bye!"

Scarlet Moon's outfit warmed a little.



Tempestas stopped and shook her hand.

"Are--are you done?" asked Princess with a sniff.

Tempestas scoffed. "Of course not. Just need to give my hand a rest."

Princess' bottom caved like it'd just been struck by an invisible cane. Princess shrieked and kicked so furiously, Tempestas was literally holding her up.

Anklyana winced. "Did she just get hit with a cane made out of air?"

"Think so," said Scarlet Moon.

"Stop it! Stop it! I'm sorry, I'll never do it again!" wailed Princess as her bottom caved and bounced beneath stroke after stroke.

Within seconds, the girl's bottom was criss-crossed with ugly red stripes. Scarlet Moon watched, entranced as layer after layer of red welts appeared as if by magic on Princess' once-pale cheeks. If he looked closely he could just make out a faint ripple where Tempestas' air-cane swished through the air.

By the end of the second layer, Princess stood limp in Tempestas' grip, her body shaking with deep sobs.

"Hate you. Hate all of you," she moaned. "You'll regret this."

"Sounds like somebody--" A horrible, creaking groan echoed through the building, as if the mall itself were emitting a death cry.

"Crap." Tempestas flung Princess over her shoulder. "We'll have to finish this later. This place is gonna collapse."

Tempestas leapt up through a hole in the ceiling.






"A little gift from Midnight. Study it carefully, before someone far less gentle closes it over your pretty neck." The woman's warm breath whispered across Scarlet Moon's ear and settled his breathing. Warm breasts mashed against Scarlet Moon's naked back. Leather-clad hips pressed against Scarlet Moon's blazing bare buttocks. "Watch the shadows kitten. You never know where I'll be lurking."

The warm body pulled away. Scarlet Moon gasped and spun.

The office was empty.

Scarlet Moon leaned against the wall, sucking in slow, deep breaths. His limbs shook. His pulse thudded in his ears. His lower regions buzzed.

He hastily grabbed his costume and pulled it back on, jumping and mewling as the the tight spandex closed over his hot bottom. It seemed to keep the heat trapped, and it took all his willpower not to rip it off again.

His earpiece crackled. He took a couple of long, deep breaths and put his hand to his ear.



Adrian grabbed Juliana's thong and yanked it down to her knees.

"Oh come on!" said Juliana, hastily squeezing her legs together. "Shoulda kept my mouth shut..."



"Come here." Juliana guided Adrian towards the bed. She opened a small freezer wedged between her dresser and desk. "Lay down and bare your bottom. I have a few ice packs."

"Hope you got enough to freeze the Sahara." Adrian clambered onto the bed, pulled down his pants and boxer briefs, exposing a pair of cheeks you could fry an egg on.

Juliana draped Adrian's blazing bottom with a few paper towels, followed by the icepacks. "Prett sure I do at that."

Adrian sighed. "Thanks."

"No problem." Juliana sat down at her computer chair. "So that could have gone better."



"So much for perfectly understanding the problem. Or are you all just shy? Come on, nobody here has any idea what they're doing. Hell, I don't know what I'm doing. So don't feel bad if you're not sure. That's what being a programmer is all about."


"Guess I'm calling on someone. Adrian. Do you have any idea?"

Adrian sat up straight like he'd been blasted by a bolt of lightning. "Umm, well, you need a `finally` to close the file because errors, and stuff and junk."

"Ok, what kind of errors? What will happen if the number isn't a number?"

"Well, you get a Number-uh, I forget the name. You get an exception if you try to turn a non-number into a number. And it'll crash and the file will be open."

"Exactly. If you don't make sure to close your files, you might eventually run out of file descriptors. Thank you very much Adrian and Natalie. Now, let's talk about the test."





"Oh thank God," said Generalissima. "Only you can hear me right now. Great idea giving your earpiece to Tempestas. Are you OK? Later. We've got a villain to stop. Don't tell Tempestas, but Anklyana is Natalie. She can't fight worth a damn, but her barriers are nigh inpenetrable. She knows who you are, you can spank me later. Let's stop Princess."

A great booming thud shook the bowling alley. Anklyana paled.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Anklyana has incredibly high Power and Energy, but pathetic Strength and Speed. Her skills are purely defensive. She can't even Attack. She starts with three powers:

  1. Armorsaurus - Reduces the damage Anklyana takes. Effectiveness and duration

increase with Power.

  1. Bubblesaurus - Transfers some of Anklyana's energy to a target's shield. The

effectiveness (and cost) scales with Power.

  1. Wallsaurus - Select an enemy target. Reduce the damage they take and deal.

Scales with Power.



Scarlet Moon hoisted Princess into the air by her collar.



A small pop up appeared on the login screen with the words "Done!" Adrian pulled out the USB drive, and slipped it into his pocket.

The strapping had picked up dramatically, and between the sharp crack of leather and Juliana's shrieks, Adrian could have sung the YMCA without anyone noticing. Adrian paused a moment next to the exit, listening to Juliana's sound strapping. Served her right for trying to put Adrian in that position instead.

He slipped out and closed the door. With a little bit of finangling, he managed to reseal the deadbolt from the outside, and called Juliana on his way back to the car.

Juliana hobbled out a few minutes later. She clutched the seat of her skirt, and her makeup was marred by tears.

Still, she grinned when she saw Adrian. "Everything went well?"



"There is nothing useful here at all. Ok, look. Charming all these people has got to exhaust her, right? There must be a limit to her powers. So we need to stretch them thin," said Juliana. "Move up and down the tower. Let security cameras catch glimpses of you. Knock out any thralls you see, force her to find new ones."

"That's the best you can come up with?" asked Scarlet Moon. "Throw the board across the room?"

"Hey, I don't have a lot to go on," said Juliana. "Do you have any better ideas?"

"No, not really."

Bernice cocked her head. "So what's the voice in your head saying?"

"We're uh, gonna beat up a lot of people," said Scarlet Moon.

There was a sharp crack, and Scarlet Moon leapt forward, clutching at her right bum cheek. "Hey!"

"That is a terrible idea, and the only reason you're not over my knee and wailing is because, well, you have superpowers," said Bernice. "I'm not just going to sit back and let you go out of your way to attack innocent people, even if they are mind controlled."

"Got a better idea?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Yeah. Look, sudden bursts of adrenaline seem to break Succubus' hold. Like if we found a way to startle them."

"That's it!" said Juliana.



"Good." Sam pulled Adrian back up, and snatched the flashlight. He marched Adrian back into the office. Juliana gave Adrian a tentative, supportive smile as they entered.

Sam put the light back on the desk and turned to Adrian. "Now, tell me. And I swear you'll get the bathbrush if you try to feed me any more absurdities."



"It wasn't so bad at first," said Juliana. "Real easy to play them off of each other. Until we turned eighteen. Papa and Dad are both gym rats. With a deep appreciation for thick leather belts. And erm, a lot less patience for childish antics from adults than from children."

Adrian shuddered.

"Yeah, that sounds like it would be unpleasant," said Natalie. "Only got Dad's belt once, and it hurt like hell."

"Yes, and fortunately for both of you, we've managed to convince them not to take their belts to you soon as they see you," said Mama.

"It was quite the long conversation," said Mom.

Juliana shuddered and clutched her bottom.

"But come on and get your things. They're both eager to see you. Dad's making ravioli for dinner," said Mama.

Juliana smiled. "I love his ravioli! Do you think he'll let me sit at the table with a pillow?"

"Maybe if you give him a good bone-crushing hug as soon as you see him," said Mama. "Man always was a softy."



"You doing ok?" asked Juliana over Scarlet Moon's bluetooth.

"Six weeks." Scarlet Moon slapped his hand against his thigh. "And not so much as a hair. What on earth is she doing, and where is she doing it?"

"I don't know." Frustration edged Juliana's voice. "Maybe trying to pull her gang back together, or learning her powers better."

"Neither is comforting."

"I know--holy crap it's 10:30. You need to get back now."



Scarlet Moon slipped down the alley behind the trio. A sweep of a staff, and a couple of chords binding ankles, wrists, and mouths, and he had three struggling smugglers. He hoisted them back up onto the roof.

"Wrap them in bubbles for me will you?"

Anklyana nodded. Scarlet Moon's chords faded as Anklyana wrapped the trio in thick green bubbles.

"Be careful," said Anklyana.

"Relax. These guys aren't a threat." Scarlet Moon slid back into the shadows. He flitted from alleyway to alleyway. The smugglers all moved in trios, small enough groups to stay quiet, big enough to watch each other's backs.

Not that it helped.

"This is the police!" barked a deep voice over a loudspeaker. "We have you surrounded. Put down the contraband, and get on the ground!"

Scarlet Moon swung back to the roof with Anklyana. "Up on the back Anklyana. They're gonna--"

Hoots and hollers erupted from all around the line of police officers. Particle beams bombarded the police from every direction.

"Wow, they pulled out all the stops, didn't they?" muttered Generalissima. "I think you barely made a dent in them."


"We've been had!"

"Backup! We need backup!"



The quintet made their way to an open stretch of sand about halfway between the entrance and the water, close enough to the volleyball nets to watch the pickup games, not close enough to get hit by stray balls.

Vanessa eyed the volleyball net as she helped Juliana set out the blankets, while Keiko and Adrian wrestled with the umbrella.

"Hey," she called to the nearest net. "You guys looking for players?"

A muscled blonde man grinned. "'Course. The more the merrier."

Vanessa grinned. She ripped off her shirt and shorts, to reveal a dark blue high-cut one piece that showed off her muscular physique. "Come on, let's play!"

"Ugh." Alexandra, stripped off her top and skirt, to reveal a small red tie-bikini. The top formed an x across her chest while the bottom seemed to take particular joy in flashing a bit of cheek. "God no. I came here to lie in the sun before school gets stupid, not roll around in the sand like a pig." She pointed at a nearby waitress. "You there! Yes, you! My name is Alexandra Silver and I demand a beach chair right here, right now!"



"NONE OF THIS MATTERS!" shrieked Princess. Her entire body glowed. "You can shatter Legostopheles a thousand times, and he'll just rebuild!"

Legos swirled into a towering demon right above the shield holding Anklyana. Lego spears shattered against the shield.

"Kill Sir Stuffins a hundred times, and a new one will take his place!" A stuffed bear on a giraffe leapt through the hole in the wall and smashed a pool noodle into Anklyana's shield in midair.

"And you'll never bring down Mr. Cuddles." Mr. Cuddles glowed with a red light. He charged, moving so fast he blurred. Yomama got dispersed with a single swing of his paw. Another sent Tempestas through the roof. The paw that wiped out Yomama caught Scarlet Moon in midair and held him up in front of Princess. Princess slapped Scarlet Moon across the face, hard enough Scarlet Moon felt it even through his shield.

Scarlet Moon flexed, but the bear didn't even budge.

"You're just ants." Princess slapped Scarlet Moon again. Princess' face was red and streaked with sweat. Her chest heaved like she'd just run a marathon. "You're...utterly...insignificant...pathetic....little..."



Adrian grabbed his backpack and changed back into his civilians. He slipped back into the arena, and returned to the bathroom.




Juliana glared at Adrian. "Honey, the first time I had sex it was spontaneous, in the back of a car and awful. There was no build up. No fun teasing. Just a half-erect penis jamming me in the hip. This is gonna be special, and sexy, with lots of buildup and seduction. Now get your butt over here and help me with my makeup, while I figure out what we should do with your hair."

Adrian obliged, applying a touch of mascera to Juliana's eyes, just enough to make them smolder. He applied a layer of dark red lipstick to Juliana's lips, and a bit of blush to Juliana's cheeks.

As soon as Adrian finished, Juliana wove Adrian's hair into an intricate single-tail braid from the base of his scalp to the small of his back. "I love your hair. Wish I had a few more hours. Though, if all goes according to plan it'll be a hot mess in a few hours anyway."

A knock at the door.

"They're here," said Natalie.

Adrian's heart leapt into his throat.

"Tell them to wait a minute, we'll be out in a second." Juliana snatched up her makeup gear and spruced up Adrian's face. "Now, let's make you jaw-dropping gorgeous."



After Adrian freshened up and ate something, Juliana gave him a bag.

"Some new workout gear."

Adrian peeked in the bag and groaned. "Juli, honey, I love you, but clothing's supposed to cover your ass."

"Oh pish posh." Juliana smirked. "You know David goes to the gym about this time. Goes with Sam."



As soon as their lips met, David pressed fiercely against his. His tongue forced its way into his mouth, dominating, owning. Adrian moaned, and opened his mouth, surrendering to David's demands.

David slid his hands underneath Adrian's shirt and gripped his bare skin so fiercely it almost hurt.

Adrian wrapped his legs around David's waist. His hips pressed against his, his swell pressing fiercely against his, demanding. Wanting. Needing. Adrian gasped, vividly aware of their swelling penises grinding against each other, coming to attention in tandem.

David pulled away. "Let's blow this popsicle stand."

Adrian eagerly slid off the table. David tapped Sam on the shoulder and gestured for the door. Sam nodded and pulled Juliana along behind David and Adrian. Juliana's lips turned up in a predatory smile and she threw a wink at Adrian.

The cold January air bit into Adrian's bare skin, and he hastily threw a thin shield up to block out the icy breeze. They were halfway to the car, when a dark figure landed in front of them, crouched in the shadows of a parked pickup truck. Short dark fur covered a feminine, hourglass shape. A tiger-like tail lashed behind her. Golden catlike eyes glowed in the dim light. The cat creature wore nothing but a frayed bra and bikini-style panties

Adrian stepped around David, his hands closing into fists.



"Look, Natalie I've been where you are now," said Juliana. "Didn't like how I looked. Tried to convince myself I didn't care. Except, I did. My brother, jerk that he is, decided to drag me kicking and screaming to the gym a few times. I started to feel good. I started to look good. And now, look at me today. I feel great, I look great, I even make sure Adrian, fashion disaster that he is, doesn't look too horrible."

Adrian rolled his eyes.

Natalie's eyes flicked between her door and Adrian. "Well, alright. I guess I can come."

Juliana clapped her hands together. "You won't regret it. Well, actually you will. A little bit. At first. But in a few months, you won't. Gotta play the long game, right?"

"What have I gotten into?" muttered Natalie.



"I see." Sam eyed the two suspiciously. He shrugged. "Well, whatever. I'll see you soon."

Juliana pulled Adrian towards their door. "So, does that mean I get to dress you up?"



The huntress leapt over Scarlet Moon's head and whapped her machete-sized paddle against Scarlet Moon's spandex-clad buttocks. She landed and kept running without missing a beat.

Scarlet Moon yelped and his hands flashed back to clutch his bottom.

"That was a warning!" called the leopard-print lady. "Stay out of my way!"

Scarlet Moon snarled and pivoted.



"How did she pull that off in heels?" asked Vanessa.

"Natural grace," said Succubus. She tossed her hair and smiled at Scarlet Moon. "Much as I love putting you over my knee, I'm kinda busy at the moment. Think you can come back next Tuesday? I've got an opening at three."








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


The thug yelped in surprise, looked up at Scarlet Moon, and grabbed the chord. Her muscles flexed, and she gave a great tug.

Scarlet Moon nearly toppled over the lip of the roof. He braced himself against the lip and heaved. With another yelp, the thug sailed towards Scarlet Moon. As soon as her face cleared the lip, Scarlet Moon punched it.

The thug slumped. Scarlet Moon heaved the body up onto the roof and laid it down on the coarse gravel. He attached a chord to the edge of the roof and lowered himself until he could peer into the restaurant. Succubus sat in Phillipa's seat, eating something that looked expensive and gross. Phillipa lay tied up on the floor, staring blankly at the front of the restaurant, Succubus' feet on her back. Phillipa's date stood just behind Succubus, giving her a massage. One of Succubus' thugs stood in front and a little to the side of Succubus. Another stood next to a fuming Mrs. Rossi with the stun gun pointed at her head. The third relieved patrons of jewelry and watches.

Phillipa's eyes met Scarlet Moon's. For an instant the blank expression vanished, replaced by a smug smirk and a wink.

"So what's the situation?" asked Juliana.



A very narrow beam struck the villain right on the head. The villain swayed a little, clearly stunned but not yet knocked out.



"Are you really complaining?" said Bernice.

"I don't know. What kind of superhuman throwdown ends with security guards shooting the supervillain?"

"Oh stop whining," said Juliana. "You're lucky. Savor it."



"Ahhh, defiant to the end," said Princess. "I haven't had this much fun since that time I shoved Julie's face into a mall toilet. Throw my dolly in a mud puddle will you, you little cunt."

The paddle rose and fell. Rose and fell. Rose and fell. Scarlet Moon rocked forward with every stroke, ripples spreading across his spandex-clad buttocks and up his back. Molten pulses spread across his burning bottom with every beat of his thundering heart. His fingers dug into his ankles.



Scarlet Moon alighted atop the science tower at the edge of campus.

Twenty minutes later, Adrian Jones walked down the hallway to his room.

Sam poked his head out of the RA office as Adrian walked by. "Oh! I hadn't realized you'd stepped out."

"Yeah, I kinda wanted a walk." Adrian rolled his eyes. "Juliana was driving me a bit crazy you know?"

"I guess I can understand that. You guys had a pretty crazy day though, didn't you?" Sam stepped out, a look of concern on his face. "You ok?"

Adrian shrugged. "Yeah, I guess. It was pretty scary, I've got to admit, but hey, I hear Alexandra was rescued unharmed by a superhero. So that's kinda cool."

Sam frowned. "Maybe. Or maybe it was another superpowered lunatic who wanted the ransom for himself. Heck, he might even have been Buzzsaw's partner or something."

Adrian scoffed. "That's ridiculous."

"Maybe." Sam shook his head. "For now. Only be a matter of time before he starts to think the rules don't apply to him."



"Thanks," said Vanessa with a relieved smile.



Scarlet Moon looked over his shoulder at the charging drones. A surge of adrenaline got him onto the lamp post. He pivoted and fired a beam. It sputtered.




"You were a sadistic little twat," said Tempestas. She peppered Princess' bottom, making the villain squeal. A pink, handprint-shaped blush spread across the girl's bobbing buttocks. "You utterly trashed the mall, basically tortured me, and held hundreds of people hostage. And for what?"

"None of your beeswax," said Princess, squirming and stomping.

"Probably just a giant. Superpowered. Tantrum." Tempestas punctuated each word with a hip-twisting, bottom-wobbling, bone-jarring smack. "Someone pissed you off, so you decided to use your new powers to ruin everyone else's life."

Tempestas' palm whipped up and down, her hips rotating with every stroke. Princes squirmed and yelped. She rolled her wobbling, reddening, naked cheeks. Her hands flailed about Tempestas' hip and arm, as if trying to shield her pert bottom. The seconds stretched into minutes, the swat count into the hundreds. Princess kicked and flailed, wailing and sobbing. Her bottom was as steaming red the coils in a toaster.



Mr. Cuddles slumped and went still as a statue. Princess clung weakly to Mr. Cuddles's neck.

"," said Princess. "I'm gonna--"

"Get a sound and very much deserved spanking?" said Tempestas. She approached the bear.

Princess' eyes flared crimson.

The hair stood up on the back of Scarlet Moon's neck. "Umm, Tempestas-"

"NEVEEEEEEEEEERRRRRR!" Princess' voice rose into an ear-splitting wail. Every drone, lego, action figure and stuffed doll dropped motionless. Princess glowed with crimson light. The light flowed through her and into Mr. Cuddles.

"Aww goddammit," said Tempestas.

Mr. Cuddles reared back to life, its eyes glowing with crimson light.

"I do not have the energy for this." Tempestas leapt into the air. Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and zipped after her.

Mr. Cuddles blurred. Its fist swept out and struck Tempestas in the chest, sending her smashing through a pillar, a fountain, a small clothing boutique, and a dressing room. Scarlet Moon fired a crimson beam at Princess, but Mr. Cuddles blocked it. It spun and caught Scarlet Moon in midair.

And squeezed.



He released at the apex of his swing and front-flipped. A scarlet staff formed in his hands and he braced it against the trunk of the next tree. He pole-vaulted over the tree as power flowed into his eyes.

Little pinpricks of energy flicked from his eyes, severing the stems of three dead leaves. The leaves wafted down to the ground to join their decomposing compatriots. A spring formed around his right hand, and power flowed into his limbs. He caught the branch of another tree and braced the spring against the trunk. The spring coiled, and sprang.

Scarlet Moon rocketed out into a clearing. A scarlet cord wrapped around a towering oak, and Scarlet Moon whipped around the tree. He spied a young woman, about his age in what looked like some sort of "sexy general" halloween costume.




Juliana deflated like a popped balloon. She shoved the USB drive into Adrian's hands. "Alright, fine. Least I won't be the one going to jail."



"But at least she's not a wannabe dominatrix airhead. You look like the villain from an anime people only watch because the women all have chests made out of jelly!"

"You little bint," said Succubus. "I'm going to come down there and give you such a spanking, you won't be able to sit until the sun expands to consume the planet!"

"Assuming yo momma doesn't consume it first!"

Succubus growled and the PA shut off.

Bernice returned to the sound room, dusting off her hands. "See? Easy."

Scarlet Moon blinked. "Well, get behind me or something."

Mere minutes later, Succubus burst into the room, trailed by six security guards.

"Alright you little-"

Bernice fired six quick bursts from her particle gun. She struck two of the security guards right in the chest, though the other shots went wide. The remaining guards unleashed a flurry of particle beams that sent Bernice scrambling behind Scarlet Moon.



"What the fucking hell do you two think you're doing?" Buzzsaw grabbed Poseidon and flung him into Prometheus. "What part of 'stay put' don't you dumbfucks understand?"

Prometheus snarled, and flames flicked across her fingertips. "I do what I want when I--"

Buzzsaw leapt forward, grabbed Prometheus by the hair, bent her over her knee and whaled on the seat of the girl's shorts. Prometheus squealed and kicked. She pressed flaming fingertips against Buzzsaw's calf, but Buzzsaw just laughed.

"You've got barely enough heat to toast a marshmallow," said Buzzsaw. "No way you can stand up to me."

Buzzaw flung Prometheus over her shoulder and glared at Poseidon. "You coming you little puke? Or am I gonna have to carry you too?"

Poseidon pushed himself to his feet and gestured for Buzzaw to lead the way.

"Good." Buzzsaw leapt into the air. Poseidon swirled a column of water around himself and took off after her.

"'Till next time Scarlet Moon," said Poseidon with a wave.

"So that could have gone better," said Tempestas. She pushed herself to her feet.

"You're nuts, you know that?" Scarlet Moon danced about rubbing his throbbing bottom.

Tempestas shrugged.



Not too much later, Scarlet Moon landed on a large building opposite the entrance to the business park, not too far from the damaged street light they'd crashed into a few nights earlier. He stumbled forward a few steps, and barely kept from faceplanting.



Scarlet Moon flew backwards into the alley, and hit the brick wall. Little tendrils of energy snaked out of his feet and back into the many cracks and nooks in the wall, securing him to it.

A spring formed around his fist.

Prometheus charged out of the flames, her fist pulled back and a battlecry on her lips.

Scarlet Moon grabbed the woman's wrist, threw her into the air above him, and rammed his spring into the woman's chest.



"Really? That's your plan?" said Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon's shield flared. Power flowed into his fists and he smashed them together. When they struck they emitted an almost blinding scarlet light.



Jubilee bent over slightly and reached for Juliana's g-string. Juliana swung her legs up and braced them against the girl's shoulders. Her bare, muscular thighs flexed and she pushed hard. Jubilee stumbled forward, underneath Juliana's legs. Her head conked into Janette's left thigh. The girl wobbled. Juliana shoved against Jubilee's back, driving the girl into the matt, and flinging her legs into the air. She swung her legs left. The sudden shift in her weight sent both her and her captor tumbling. The girl released Juliana to catch herself. Juliana rolled across the ground and jumped to her feet.

By this time, a small crowd had formed. Juliana sprinted along the crowd. She snatched a pack of gum from a guy's pocket and shoved a stick into her mouth. She flung the pack over her shoulder at the guy's feet.

Janette pushed herself to her feet. "Go for her left. Let's get her together."

The two warily approached Juliana, far enough apart Juliana couldn't hope to block both of them.

Juliana charged Jubilee. She pivoted around the girl and shoulder-checked her into Janette. Janette's hands flashed around Jubilee and grabbed Juliana. The three went tumbling across the matt.

Juliana rolled away from the pair. Janette pushed herself up, but stopped with a howl when her hair snapped taught. Her hair had been firmly glued to Jubilee's with a wad of gum.

"Thanks!" Juliana flashed the guy with the gum a thumbs up.

With their hair firmly stuck together, the two proved easy prey to Juliana's quick fingers.

And it was over. Almost before Adrian had taken four full breaths. Juliana stood in the middle of the matt, her ample breasts heaving. Sweat ran down her scantily clad body, and four groaning naked girls lay scattered around her.



The thug whimpered.

Adrian clapped his hand against the hoodlum's ass, eliciting a small yelp. "So, you gonna attack anyone else?"


"Good." Adrian let the hoodlum stand. The thug danced in place, rubbing her bottom and mewling.



Scarlet Moon leapt after Tempestas.

"What do you think you're doing?" asked Tempestas. "You're supposed to be running crowd control."





Juliana reached around Adrian's round bottom and tugged his jeans down to his thighs. Adrian's unmarked cheeks burst into view, barely contained by his boxer briefs. Juliana grabbed the waistband of his boxer briefs and dragged them down to Adrian's thighs.

Adrian groaned, and fought the urge to reach back and cover his bare bum.

Juliana ran the flat of the paddle along Adrian's tender bottom. "Let's talk about just how royally you messed up here, shall we?"



Anklyana broke into a grin. "Hey, um we won!"

The original three drones floated up.

"Of course you did," said Princess. "I wasn't trying to stop you, just giving you something to do while I got ready."



"Um, well I've kinda practiced with them a bit?" said Anklyana. "My aunt insists every 'proper lady' should know how to walk in heels. She isn't the kinda person you say no to."



Adrian stopped outside his discussion section classroom. A crowd of students milled about.

His TA David stood in front of the door. David stood couple of inches above six feet. He had dark skin, well-defined muscles that suggested a bit of gym rat in him, broad shoulders and long legs. He had a trimmed beard. He kept his hair cut to a buzz. He'd be downright intimidating if his face weren't (almost) always lit up with barely repressed humor. He wore, well, the same thing all male programmers seemed to wear: jeans and a hoody. He also wore a baseball hat showcasing the Green Lantern Jon Stewart.



Mom hesitated.

"First, that lunatic Buzzsaw shows up at the beach and takes Alex, then Succubus attacks the restaurant on my first day on the job. Vanessa gets held hostage the next day, then Prometheus and Poseidon show up and attack us not once but twice, and now this...this Princess.." Adrian's voice cracked. All the stress and uncertainty and terror and pain of the past few months crashed down on Adrian like an anvil. His eyes blurred and his entire body shook.

Mom pulled Adrian into a fierce hug. "Hush honey, hush. I know, I know. It's scary. It's been scary for all of us. Maybe we can transfer you two to a different--"

"No!" Adrian pulled away. "I can't!"

"Oh? Why not?"

Adrian fidgeted with his t-shirt. "I don't know, I just, my friends are here. Generica's my home, and I need to def-- I don't know. We worked hard to get here, it's such a good school. I don't want to leave. Feel like I'd be abandoning everyone."

Mom sighed. "Your Mama's gonna call me soft. Alright. I won't spank you, nor will I insist you transfer. But consider this a warning. If you can't get your grades up, you will get spanked. As for staying at Nezerwallup, well we can talk about it over break. Nobody's really been hurt so far, which is the only reason your fathers haven't shown up and dragged you kicking and screaing back home. But it's been a near thing. Now come on, let's join Mama and Juli."



The bear rapid-fired Tempestas' bouncing buttocks. Its paw snapped up and down, up and down, up and down. It battered the helpless heroine's round, upthrust cheeks with deafening strokes. Tempestas' voie rose into a long howl. Her hands flailed helplessly, smacking Scarlet Moon in the face a couple of times. Her legs scissored, kicking Scarlet Moon a couple of times, and she flopped like a drowning fish.

The bear stopped. Scarlet Moon could swear he could feel the heat wafting off Tempestas' bottom whenever the girl's hip bumped his.

The bear waited. Princess said nothing. Tempestas lay limply, her slender bottom shaking with her sobs.

"What? No terrible your mom jokes? No defiant vulgarity?"

Tempestas sobbed.

"Wonderful. Ok, Moony, your turn."



"Well if you wanted some bouncing, all you had to do was ask," said Juliana. She shook her bottom.

Sam swept up and pulled Juliana tight against his body. "Careful, or I might just skip the club."

"Well, we certainly can't have that," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon clenched a fist. "You should have seen how quickly and easily I was able to flow my forcefield around me, just with a little bit of concentration. And besides, I really needed the exercise."

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has learned the power S-Focus. S-Focus increases his Power count by 1, but decreases his Attack count by 1.

"I don't know about that." Generalissima circled around Scarlet Moon. "You're looking fitter than ever. Superheroing's been good to you."



Juliana squeed and pulled Adrian into Adrian's room. She pulled open the closet and rooted through it.



"I'm sorry.

"Great. Now let's get you ready for the police." Scarlet Moon dumped Succubus on the ground. He snagged the villain's dropped bullwhip with a crimson chord and hogtied the villain with it.

A siren wailed from just outside the door. "This is the police! Come out with your hands up!"

"That's my cue," said Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon gave Succubus a jaunty wave. "See you on the wild side."

Scarlet Moon ran out of the restaurant, and leaped up the side of the building.

"It's Scarlet Moon," cried one of the officers.

"Bring him down," barked another.

Stun beams splattered across the building. Scarlet Moon grabbed a window ledge and flung himself the rest of the way up the building. He sprinted acros the roof and fired a small globe of scarlet energy off northwest, towards First and Washington.

"There he goes," cried an officer. "You two chase after him!"

Scarlet Moon dampened his glow, and dropped into the alley. A quick change later, and he was once more Adrian, boring ol' college student working a boring ol' part-time job.

"Good job," said Juliana. "Let's just hope the police can hold her."



Phillipa Silver stood in the middle of the living room with her hands folded behind her back.

Alexandra looked a bit sheepish.

"Mrs. Silver." Juliana stepped out. "Can I help you?"

Silver gestured to the couch. "Sit down."

Juliana rubbed her bottom. "Um, I'd rather--"

"Sit. Down."

Juliana sat.

Silver loomed over Juliana. "What you did was incredibly stupid. You let Jezebel goad--"

"She didn't-"

"If one more word comes out of your mouth before I give you permission, I will upend you over that couch, take a belt to your naked ass, sit you down and start over."



Scarlet Moon's eyes flared and he unleashed a scarlet beam into the beast's tentacle. The tentacle shattered into thousands of lego pieces. Scarlet Moon zipped to the ground, tentacles and fists sailing above his. One tentacle snapped out beneath his. His forcefield flowed into his legs and he smashed through it.



Poseidon grabbed Scarlet Moon by the hair, whirled him around and flung him into Tempestas. The two superheros slammed into the clock tower, bringing the whole thing down on top of them.

Scarlet Moon and Tempestas crawled out of the wreckage. Scarlet Moon tried to lash a chord to a nearby building, but his forcefield flickered and faded. A slight breeze stirred his hair.

"Shit," muttered Tempestas.

Prometheus clapped her hands together and squeed. "Muaahahha! Vengeance is ours. Time for some payback bastard."




"Oh, it jiggles delightfully. No wonder you flaunt it so. I would too if I had an ass as nice as yours. Oh wait, I do!" Succubus whipped Scarlet Moon's right cheek with her crop. "Now, it's time to pay the price of fighting me, the Salacious Succubus!"

Succubus thrashed Scarlet Moon's bottom with the crop, its small leather square leaving stinging kisses on Scarlet Moon's bare skin. "So tell me, have I won yet?"

"Just say yes," murmured Juliana. "Let her gloat."

"You will never win," said Scarlet Moon. He craned his neck over his shoulder and glared at the supervillain. "Never!"

Juliana sighed. "Well, it's your butt."

Succubus tsked. "I wonder are you a unique breed of stupid, or just defiant? Let's find out!"

Succubus lashed Scarlet Moon's bare bottom with her crop. Scarlet Moon winced and hissed. His toes curled, and his legs kicked a little. His hips rocked, and his fingers dug into the counter behind the bar. His bottom burned with every lash.

"Oh my," said Succubus, digging her fingers into Scarlet Moon's tender cheeks. "Your bottom sure does turn red quick doesn't it? No wonder they call you Scarlet Moon."

Scarlet Moon kicked at Succubus, and hit empty air.

"Unique breed of stupid apparently. Alas, I hear there's only one cure." Succubus whipped the crop across Scarlet Moon's curved bottom as fast as her arm could move. "Continuous beatings!"



"I made it seem like the cat came back and kidnapped me," said Scarlet Moon.

Juliana nodded. "Don't really like how that puts the cat in more trouble, but it was a good idea all the same. Probably best you could do."

A quartet of police officers stood in the parking lot, standing next to Sam and David. Scarlet Moon dampened his shield and landed in a dark corner of the parking lot. He put Juliana down, sent a bright red sphere flying off into the distance, and flashed back into his civilians.

Shouts rose up from the parking lot, followed by running feet.

A couple of police officers rounded the corner, particle beams up.

Juliana held up her hands and smiled. "Um hi."

The police took deep breaths and lowered their stun guns.

They escorted Adrian and Juliana out into the main parking lot, where Juliana was smothered by Sam, and Adrian by David.

"Are you alright?" asked David. "When I heard your scream, I just about freaked."



"Go after the guys at the docks," said Generalissima. "You need to wow them, and you can't do that in an alleyway."

Scarlet Moon slammed into the ground amongst a batch of hoodlums. Anklyana threw up a barrier between them and the cops. Scarlet Moon's shield wove into a staff and he whipped it around, knocking the smugglers silly.

"It's Scarlet Moon!"

"Focus on the cops!"

"Bust out the big guns!"

A batch of nine smugglers tried to sprint around Scarlet Moon to get a clear line of fire on the cops. Scarlet Moon leapt between them, Anklyana running up behind.



Melissa grinned a sharklike grin. "I'm so glad you think so. A week's supply can be yours for a mere $50."

Adrian nearly choked. "I'm sorry, I'd really love to, I mean, my head's never been this good. I just, I don't have that kind of money. Broke college student you know?"

Melissa patted Adrian on the hand. "Don't worry. I know what it's like to be just barely scraping by. Fortunately, I have a student discount: $25 for a week's supply."

Adrian frowned, and shifted from foot to foot. One hand went into his pocket and fiddled with his phone.

"Is something wrong?" asked Melissa, her smile fading into a look of concern.

Adrian shrugged uneasily, and glanced out the window behind his.



"Weird thing though. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to convince him you needed a good tail warming."


"I mean, the guy's not from Michigan, and he's a bit of a pacifist, so I get his reluctance, but come on. From what I hear, he didn't have any problems smacking any of your classmates. It's almost like he was afraid you'd hate him forever or something. He only agreed when I threatened to do it for him."

Adrian didn't know whether to smile, glare, or rub his bottom.

Juliana nudged Adrian and gave his a wink.



"Stop taking all the fun out of my gossip," said Juliana.








Succubus raised an eyebrow. "You have got to work on your plans. Minions."



Scarlet Moon leaned forward and resumed the paddling. The sharp crack of paddle striking bare flesh echoed across the parking lot. It bounced off the mall, and the police barriers, distorted and seemingly amplified.

Anklyana squirmed and wiggled. She squeaked and gasped. Her bottom rolled with the blows, her meaty buttocks bouncing vigorously with every smack.

"Apologize," snarled Princess.

Anklyana said nothing.

"Faster Scarlet Moon!"

Scarlet Moon ground his teeth together. He picked up the pace. The paddle blurred. The sharp cracks ran together. Anklayana howled. Her bright red bottom grew darker with every strike. Her hips bobbed furiously, forcing Scarlet Moon to wrap an arm around her back and hold her flush against his hip.




Adrian straightened. He pivoted on his heel and walked towards the door.

"What are you--how--get back here!" Melissa's heels clacked angrily against the linoleum. Adrian slowed as a massive, invisible vice squeezed his skull.

Strong fingers closed around Adrian's hair, while a flat palm whapped the seat of his jeans.

"Ow, hey let go!" Adrian reached back and grabbed the fingers tangled in his hair.

"I don't think so." Melissa dragged Adrian back towards the counter with shocking ease, popping Adrian's bottom with every step. "Not after you spit all over me, wasted product, and insulted me."

Melissa forced Adrian back over the counter.



"INDEED!" Princess' shrill voice thundered through the basement. Her eyes were completely lost in a blazing red light. "AND NOW YOU WILL ALL PAY FOR YOUR CHUTZPAH!"

One of Legostopheles' tentacles came out of nowhere and smashed Scarlet Moon into the ground. Giraffalot charged across the ruined play ground impossibly fast and Sir Stuffins slammed his pool cue into Scarlet Moon's chest with enough force to lift the hero off the ground, carry his through a wall and pin his against another, clear on the other side of a long abandoned indoor put-put.

The basement groaned ominously.

"Princess, get a hold of yourself," said Tempestas. "Or you'll bring--"

Mr Cuddles slapped Tempestas out of the air like a child slapping a fly. Tempestas smashed through a pillar and one of the few remaining walls.

"THIS IS MY MALL! THESE ARE MY SUBJECTS!" Princess' voice rang so loud Scarlet Moon's ears ached. She seemed completely lost in the glow of the light.

Scarlet Moon clutched at the pool cue pinning him to the wall.




"OK," said Generalissima. "We're underneath a giant mall with very big bombs. There's no place we can take them, not without doing even more damage. First, grab that crystal, and throw it in the sewers."



"Silly girl, a school sanctioned concert isn't gonna have a mosh pit. Now come on. Your butt is your best asset, and we're gonna work it for all it's worth."



"I looked through some of the local papers to see if anyone mentioned the robbery last night. Apparently, the suspects have been very confused and even terrified."



Anklyana looked relieved.

"What?" said Tempestas. She kicked and flailed. "You traitorous, cowardly windbag! When I get out of this, I'm gonna beat your ass 'til July 4th!"

Princess shook her head. "No honor amongst heroes, eh? Alright, Mr. Cuddles best get started."

Mr. Cuddles' paw rose. Tempestas' naked bottom quivered.

"Why isn't Tempestas using her powers?" asked Generalissima. "She should've recovered some by now."

"Maybe Princess is threatening the other hostages," muttered Anklyana.

Mr. Cuddles' paw struck Tempestas' pert cheeks, the mottled red flesh vanishing under the giant clay. A great crack erupted from the drone's speakers, making Scarlet Moon and Anklyana wince. Tempestas' back arched and she howled to the sky. Tears flowed down her face.

"Ouch," said Generalissima.

"I'm gonna kick your ass Scarlet--oww!" Tempestas flopped when the paw struck a second time.

By the fourth stroke, she lay limp across the bear's lap, sobbing pitifully.

"Ooh, that looks like it hurts, don't you think?" said Princess.












"Do you have any idea how much trouble you've caused?" snarled Buzzsaw. She grabbed Adrian's hair and gave it a savage yank, forcing Adrian's head back, and his back to arch more.

Buzzsaw looped his belt around her fist, and battered Adrian's quivering cheeks with the impromptu strap. "By the time I'm done with you, a warm summer breeze will be enough to make you squeal!"

Buzzsaw turned sideways, wrapped her arm around Adrian's lower back, and pressed her hip against Adrian's.

"You gonna try to stand up to me again?" asked Buzzsaw.

Adrian ground his teeth together.

"Are. You. Going. To. Stand. Up. To. Me. Again?" asked Buzzsaw, punctuating each word with a hard stroke to one of Adrian's sitspots.

Adrian yipped and stomped his feet.

"Do I need to get mean?" hissed Buzzsaw.



Scarlet Moon turned it over in his head a few minutes. "I guess you're right. We'll sneak in."

Scarlet Moon slipped into the trees. As the street faded from view Scarlet Moon flared his shield. A faint red glow filled the forest, giving the skulking superhero just enough light to navigate by. He stopped a few hundred feet in, and hopped over the wall.

He moved in the general direction of the house, Juliana whispering directions in his ears.

Soon he stood behind the ancient mansion. He looked up at the towering silhouette, half-expecting lightning to flash. He spied a few lights on in the kitchen, likely as servants got ready for the day.

"OK, so based on what I could find, Silver's bedroom is on the third floor, in the northern corner. Should be dark. She sleeps until about six."

Scarlet Moon skittered around to the far side of the mansion, giving the kitchen lights a wide berth. He snagged a chord against Silver's window, and zipped his way up.

He opened the window, and slipped in. The bed was empty.

The light snapped on.

"Ouch!" said Juliana. "That's a light."

"Welcome," said a silky voice.



"Oh fine. Call me for three rings when you've finished. I'll send you a text message when I've drawn Carmine into the main foyer." Juliana opened her cardoor. "Let's do this."

While Juliana walked towards the Megawater entrance, Adrian walked around behind the strip.

He took a quick glance around. Unfortunately, there was a Mega-Mart with a busy parking lot behind him. No crawling through windows.

His phone buzzed with a single letter text message from Juliana. Adrian pulled out his copy of their fathers' house key, and pressed it against the lock. He positioned his body to block the view of anyone in the parking lot. He tried the door. The doorknob turned, but the door didn't budge. Deadlock.

Adrian created a wafer of scarlet force, and slipped it into the door crack. He slid the force down until it encountered resistance. He slid it along what was surely the deadbolt, until it slipped down again. Adrian ever so carefully pushed on the deadbolt with the wafer of force, making it slide back into the door. He eased the door open.



Sir Stuffins' pool noodle slammed into Scarlet Moon's shield. Scarlet Moon swayed, and his armor shuddered. The pool noodle shattered.

Scarlet Moon's fist swirled into a spring. He rammed the spring into Giraffalot's chest, and sprang it.

Sir Cuddles and Giraffalot flew backwards and smashed through Legostopheles. Legostopheles shattered.



Scarlet Moon charged. A gout of flame smashed into his shield. The heat and force of the impact knocked him on his thinly-clad ass.

Panicked shrieks rose from the stands. Scarlet Moon flung up a scarlet bubble around the stage. A firehose of water rocketed towards Scarlet Moon, icing over into a frozen battering ram. The ram smashed into Scarlet Moon's chest and shattered, flinging him against his own bubble.

The bubble wobbled. Poseidon charged. A fireball flew at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon rolled under the fireball, and up onto his knees, just in time to get uppercutted by Poseidon, now covered in a layer of ice.

Scarlet Moon flew backwards and smashed into his bubble. Poseidon charged again. Scarlet Moon caught his fist, and swirled his shield into a spring. He rammed it against his chest. The spring sprang and Poseidon flew backwards. Scarlet Moon's eyes flared and an energy beam struck Poseidon into the chest, smashing him against the bubble.

Prometheus charged, flames swirling around her fists.




"You assume you know what I want," said David. He lightly clapped Adrian's heart-shaped bottom, sending a jolt through his system.



Adrian slipped the book into his pocket.




It felt like getting hit by a truck. The pool noodle bent, and shredded. His staff punctured the bear in the shoulder, knocking it off the giraffe in a rain of stuffing. Scarlet Moon lashed a chord around the giraffe's neck, whipped around and smashed both feet into the back of the stuffed animal's head. The giraffe sprawled head over heels, its limbs and neck flopping around like...a stuffy that'd just been kicked really really hard.




"I expected you not to make things worse," said David. He gently but firmly took Adrian's arm. "Come on. We're taking you home. After you give the police a statement."

An hour later, Adrian lay bent over one arm of the sofa in his suite, his pants around his ankles, boxer briefs around his knees, and bare, peach bottom thrust rudely into the air. Juliana lay over the opposite arm, her dress flipped onto her back, jiggly, caramel buttocks thrust high above her head, her lacy red thong doing nothing to obscure the quivering globes. She gave Adrian a rueful look.

Juliana reached her hands out to Adrian. Adrian took them and gave them a squeeze. Their ears still burned from the lectures they'd had to sit through all the way home. Lectures about recklessness and not thinking things through and how worried Sam and David had been, and how Juliana could have been seriously hurt, and Adrian diverted scant police resources for no good reason.

Twin leather belts hissed out of belt loops. Juliana winced and wiggled uneasily. Adrian squeezed Juliana's hands and kicked his legs.

Twin snaps cut the air as the boys doubled over their belts. Juliana gnawed on her lower lip.



An unmarked car sped down the abandoned street and came to a screeching halt next to the defeated supervillains.

The two spandex-clad agents, the redhead Marie and brunette Dana, hopped out. They each pulled out pairs of handcuffs made of a strange, red-tinted metal and latched them to Prometheus' and Poseidon's wrists.

"What are those?" asked Generalissima.

"What are those?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Special handcuffs we developed real fast," said Marie. She hoisted Poseidon onto his feet. "Keep you folks from regenerating whatever super mojo fuels your powers. We can't cut off your powers yet, so you all still need to get your butts kicked, but that'll come."

Scarlet Moon backed up a step.



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the crystal and wrenched it from the wall. He zipped back into the long-abandoned underground play space, the pulsing gizmo tucked under one arm.

Mr. Cuddles charged after him, Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot at his heels.

Scarlet Moon burst into the sewer passage and flung the crystal as far down the passage as he could.

The crystal vanished down the low passage and vanished.

Mr. Cuddles slammed through the wall in a cascade of bricks and mortar. Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of chords to the creature's shoulder and zipped feet first into its head. The giant teddy bear staggered backwards.

Scarlet Moon zipped past the creature, and lashed a pair of chords to its shoulders as he went. He pulled with all his might, toppling the bear backwards.

Giraffalot reared up and kicked Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon flew back into the sewer, passing underneath Mr. Cuddles' toppling body. Mr. Cuddles flattened Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot. An explosion shook the mall to its very foundations.

Mr. Cuddles lumbered to its feet and stared down at Scarlet Moon. The creature still pulsed, but the pulsing had started to slow.

"Ok, so that had to hurt. Maybe you can bleed its energy by punching it. Really hard," said Generalissima. "Just try not to bring the mall crashing down."

Scarlet Moon's fist clenched.




Juliana scowled playfully. "You are the worst superhero ever."

"And don't you forget it," said Scarlet Moon.

A quartet of police officers stood in the parking lot, standing next to Sam and David. Scarlet Moon dampened his shield and landed in a dark corner of the parking lot. He put Juliana down, sent a bright red sphere flying off into the distance, and slipped into a different corner of the parking lot, where he flashed back into his civilians.

Shouts rose up from the parking lot, followed by running feet.

Juliana emerged from behind a couple of cars, escorted by a couple of police officers. Sam pulled her into a deep hug. David paced anxiously back and forth, cracking his knuckles, while a police officer spoke into his walkie-talkie.

Adrian took a deep breath and made his way towards David. "David! Hey, David!"

David ran to meet Adrian, the police officer hurrying behind. "What happened? Where did you go?"

"This is Adrian?" asked the police officer.

David nodded. "Were you kidnapped too? What happened?"




Don't panic. Panic. Don't panic. He was able to lift that iron sheet right? Maybe if there was a lot of glow in his legs, he could jump really far? The glow flowed, and pooled down around his feet.

"And my ping pong paddle."

Juliana shrieked. "Back off!"

A particle stunner whined, and there was a yelp of pain.

"Shit! The bitch's got a stunner!"

"And my frat paddle. BRING ME THE FRAT PADDLE!"

Adrian hooked his hand around Juliana's waist. He coiled his legs, and jumped with all his might.

"NO! NO! NO! Get them! Or I'll beat all your asses from now until Judgement Day, and then I'll beat your asses FOR ETERNITY!"

"Eat particles!" cried Juliana, firing a law enforcement standard issue particle stunner at the hoodlums crowding the roof.



"W-well, I can't do it." Anklyana pulled away and stumbled further down the corridor. "I just can't.



"Are you even old enough to drink?"








"Wait, you were serious?" said the hoodlum.

"Of course I'm serious. If there's one thing my parents taught me, it's not to make threats you aren't willing to carry out," said Adrian.





Meanwhile, the latest news about Scarlet Moon's confrontation with Succubus played on a small television in a small sitting room somewhere in the city.

A woman entered the room. She had long, rich, flowing red tresses that extended all the way down to the small of her back. She wore small, upward-angled shoulder plates that gave her a broad-shouldered look. Attached to the shoulder plates was what appeared to be a bikini top made out of chainmail that exposed the top and inner valley of her round, firm, full breasts. A small chainmail loincloth sat on her broad hips, nestled beneath her firm, flat belly and between a pair of thunder thighs. It consisted of two chainmail triangles connected by a string. At the top each triangle was a little over a handsbreadth wide, but quickly narrowed down to a mere fingerswidth. They covered the truly important bits, but left her ample buttocks and inner thigh all but completely exposed. Her big bottom was firm, round, and protruded out behind her. She wore good leather boots that extended halfway to her knees, and thick leather gloves that went halfway to her elbows. A sword hung low on one hip, and a dagger was strapped to the opposite thigh.

The woman bowed. "We've brought her."

As if on cue, a bellow erupted from the other room. "Where the fucking fuck am I?"

Buzzsaw burst into the room, knocking the bikini-clad warrior on her hands and knees. In the blink of an eye, the woman was back on her feet, sword and dagger drawn, standing between Buzzsaw and the chair.

But Buzzsaw was already on her knees. "S-sorry. I, err, wow, uh this is an honor."

Ominous laughter filled the room.



David's left hand pressed against Adrian's lower back.

David's right palm tapped Adrian's right sitspot. His jeans felt way thinner than they had when he put them on. The hand pulled away.

Adrian sucked in a breath. His upthrust bottom clenched.

A sharp CRACK echoed through the gym. Adrian's legs shot out straight behind him. David's large gym-callused hand flattened his curved cheek. He arched his back, lifting his torso up. His rippling bottom jounced and wobbled. A flash of red-hot pain washed across his bottom, swept up his torso and burst out of his lips with a loud "Oww!"

David's hand smacked his left cheek.

A yelp had barely escaped Adrian's mouth before David struck his right buttock on the same damn spot. Adrian's legs twitched. David struck his left cheek, which jiggled and bounced. Adrian's legs kicked.

"Why am I spanking you?" asked David.




He flung Succubus at one minion, and the chair at the other.

The one minion caught her mistress, while the other ducked the chair.

"GET HER! GET HER! GET HER!" shrieked Succubus as she regained her feet, her face as red as her bottom.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared, and his fists clenched.




Scarlet Moon rubbed his blazing cheeks and limped after the two.

The trio entered a spacious office dominated by a giant mahogany desk and plush leather chair. A pair of smaller but also plush chairs sat in front of the desk. A pair of monitors sat on one end of the desk, while the other had a couple of neat stacks of paper, bound together by rubber bands. The center of the desk was empty save for a paperweight in the shape of an ant head.

The office was lit by a quartet of soft golden lamps, one in each corner. A plush leather couch lined one wall, and in the corner was a fireplace with a tasteful rug set before it. A colorful chest sat against the wall, flush against the rug.

"Alexandra's old toychest," said Silver. "We had so many pleasant evenings here. Alexandra and Clemency would play or nap on the rug while I worked, and Clemency's mother kept an eye on them. Sometimes, I'd even join them for a bit. I could play quite the mean T-Rex, let me tell you."

Clemency blushed.

"I'm surprised Clemency isn't watching Alexandra, if they know each other," said Juliana.

Silver's lips twisted. She sat down behind the desk. Clemency took up position behind her. "My daughter can be stubborn, and has a tendency to go behind my back if I'm not careful. Besides, I've made arrangements to keep her as safe as I can. Now why don't you sit--"

Scarlet Moon shook his head.

"Of course, apologies." Silver smiled. "Let's talk business, shall we?"



A second crack flicked Adrian's ears. A third. A fourth.

"For such a smart girl, you are incredibly dense. Am I asking for excuses?"

"No ma'am." Juliana squirmed. Thanks to her heels, she stood a good head taller than Dr. Parks. Yet she seemed small and childish, hunched and squirming as her plump bottom bounced beneath Dr. Parks' palm.

"Are you in trouble?"

"Yes ma'am."

"Do you answer with one of 'Yes ma'am' or 'No ma'am' when you're in trouble?" Dr. Parks' hand flicked between Juliana's cheeks. The girl's protruding rump strained against her slacks, the thin material doing little to hide the bounce and wobble of her fleshy buttocks.

"Yes ma'am."



"Your self-control is quite impressive," said Silver once Scarlet Moon had calmed down.

Scarlet Moon scowled at her.

"No I'm serious. Not once did you flare your shield, even when you were wailing like a baby who'd just watched the family dog eat his dropped candy. Happened to Alexandra once. It was adorable."

"Practice. I'd rather not expose my identity."

"Indeed?" Silver walked to one the doors. Doors all over the hallway slammed shut as servants scurried back to work. "I think we'll have a very productive day today, don't you think Clemency?"

"Of course," said Clemency, rubbing her palm as she followed after Silver.



Natalie took a deep shuddering breath. She gingerly pushed her bottom up into Adrian's massaging fingers. "Hmm. That feels good."

"This is supposed to be a punishment," said Juliana.

Adrian shot Juliana a harsh glare. Juliana backed up a step with her hands up in surrender.

"I mean, I'd rather not get spanked and massaged," murmured Natalie. "Just a massage would be fine."

Adrian eyed Natalie's very red bottom. He gnawed on his lower lip, and glanced up at the clock. They still had about five minutes. He got off to a bit too vigorous a start. He was going to have to ease up for the rest.

Adrian picked up the hairbrush, and tapped it lightly against Natalie's swollen right cheek. Natalie started crying, but she submissively pushed her bottom up, ready to take her medicine.





Scarlet Moon's vision turned scarlet.

Everything slowed to a crawl. Everything went silent.

Everything but Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the slowly crumbling wall behind Anklyana. He zipped forwards. Anklyana's glow grew, slowly, inevitably, destructively.

Scarlet Moon's arms closed around Anklyana and he leapt out into the shattered street.

A wave of power flowed out of Anklyana's body. Scarlet Moon wrapped her in a scarlet cocoon.

The green energy smashed into red. Scarlet Moon screamed. It felt like he'd been dropped into molten lava, lava that burned and burned but didn't kill.

Anklyana's sobs slammed into Scarlet Moon's ears. The building collapsed in a great heap of dust.

Scarlet Moon tightened his hold on Anklyana's shaking form.



A door opened and Anklyana stumbled in. She put her hands on her knees and took deep, heaving breaths.

"You seem awfully winded, for someone whose been running stairs for a month," said Generalissima.


"You did do the exercises I gave you right?"

Anklyana shifted uneasily from foot to foot.

Generalissima sighed. "Looks like we're having a bedtime chat."

Anklyana whimpered and clutched her bottom.

"Shoulda thought of that when you decided to skip your workouts."



A lego tentacle whipped through the air and caught Scarlet Moon in the gut. Scarlet Moon smashed through a bowling alley. Shattered pins obscured his vision. A tentacle wrapped itself around his ankle and pulled him into the air.

Scarlet Moon dangled upside down in front of Legostopheles. Scarlet Moon's eyes flared and a beam petered out halfway to Legostopheles' ugly lego face.



One flash of red light later, Scarlet Moon swung into the air. Half a dozen toy airplanes banked and bore down on his. Scarlet Moon released his chord and extended his forcefield into a gleaming scarlet staff. He spun in mid-air and swung the staff.




Scarlet Moon and Anklyana returned home, and slipped into Scarlet Moon's room. Two flashes of light later, and Adrian and Natalie stood where Scarlet Moon and Anklyana had before.

Natalie gave Adrian a weak smile. "I'm gonna go play some video games now."

Natalie pulled Adrian's door open and bumped into Keiko in the hallway.

Keiko gave the two a suspicious look. "Hidden away in Adrian's room for hours, not making a sound?"

Natalie blushed. "Um, well.."

"We were watching a movie," said Adrian.

"With the sound off?" Keiko smiled. "Were you watching a sexy movie?"

"Keiko!" Natalie blushed even more furiously. "What would ever make you think--"

"Why else would it be muted?"

"It was a silent movie," said Natalie. "Very popular in the indie scene these days."

"Oh, you a movie buff?" Keiko's eyes sparkled. "I love movies. They're the greastest invention in the history of mankind! Even better than sliced bread! Come, let us talk movies."

"Sorry, Keiko." Natalie backed up a step. "I'd love to, but I'm really tired right now. Need some alone time."

Keiko's face fell. "Oh, well ok. I'll talk to you later!"

Keiko skipped into the main room, humming.




"Juliana decided to approach some sort of cat-person Supreme," said Sam. The snap of Sam's belt burned Adrian's ears, and Juliana's howl pierced them.

"And Adrian, apparently thought he was in the 20th century and decided to run off to find a phone, got lost and wasted precious police time. And scared me half to death," said David. David's belt splatted across Adrian's bottom, making the boy buck against the couch arm and wail into his arm.

"Ouch," said Alexandra. "While I hate to tell you how to administer discipline, try not to take too long. I need my sleep."




Adrian leaned back into David, letting his firm grip guide his hips to the beat of the music. He could clearly feel David swell against the back of his skintight pants.

David's beard tickled Adrian's cheek, and the scent of vanilla touched Adrian's nose. A strong arm slipped around Adrian's waist and held him tight against him. The other hand pressed firmly on Adrian's hip, guiding his into a 90-degree swivel.

Adrian's hips swung with the music, no longer needing David's guiding hand. He shimmied his bottom up and down during a particularly rapid beat, eliciting a groan from David, barely audible even with his lips so close to his ear.

A muscular leg pushed between Adrian's thighs. Adrian leaned against David's thick thigh and slid sensually up and down, wiggling his hips as he went.

David pulled his thigh back and stepped around Adrian, spinning him to face him. He pulled Adrian tight against him, chest to chest. He pushed Adrian away, stepping around and spinning him to face away from him once more, pulling Adrian tight against him, back to stolid chest. His hips swayed, and his pushed and pulled Adrian's hips along, Adrian's plump bottom rubbing and sliding against him.

The music slid to a close, and Adrian swayed woozily, painfully conscious of David's hard body pressed possessively against him.








"Your poor punctuality, to say nothing of your abysmal attendance aggravates him," said Sam. "He's worried you're gonna ditch programming. 'He'll be a good programmer, got a lot of natural talent for it. Likes it too. I'll be damned if I'm gonna let the field lose him.' That's what he's always saying."

"Oh." Adrian's frown eased.






"I see." Sam released Adrian, who hopped from one foot to the other, furiously rubbing his smarting bum. Sam grabbed him by the ear and dragged him back to the office. They found Juliana pacing anxiously back and forth, gnawing on one fingernail. She eeped and slipped her hand behind her back when Sam came in, dragging Adrian behind him.

"Both of you sit." Sam released Adrian's ear and pointed at the sofa.



Prometheus' teeth drew back. A gout of flame washed over the airy bird, the heat distorting the winds enough to dissipate the minion. "Congratulations copycat."

Tempestas leapt at Prometheus. "I know a good idea when I see one."

"Well what do you think of this?" Prometheus swung a fire laden fist at Tempestas. Tempestas twisted around the fist and sent a left-hook across Prometheus' jaw. Prometheus backflipped with the punch, her knees colliding with Tempestas' chin, sending the heroine sprawling backwards while she landed on her feet.

"Not impressed," said Tempestas. "Give it up Pauline. Yes I know who you are, and I know all about your history."

"Talking with big sis huh? Always knew she was a gossip girl." Prometheus shrugged. "I'm not saying I'm a fan of mommy and daddy dearest. But trust me. They're not worth my time. Not anymore."

A ram of water roared towards Tempestas. Tempestas leapt backwards, narrowly avoiding the battering ram.

Scarlet Moon countered with a beam that Poseidon blocked with a wall of water.

"Now, it's time for round three," said Prometheus.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Tempestas has learned a new skill Yomama. Yomama allows her to summon a raptor (bird of prey, not dinosaur) made out of wind. It has the same stats and powers as her, but takes half of her current energy.



Scarlet Moon twisted, and fired a brief burst of energy to his right, sending them sailing around the helicopter. He dissipated his chord, and for a second the two hung in midair. The cop wailed and squeezed Scarlet Moon so hard, she probably would have broken a rib if it weren't for the superhero's shield. Scarlet Moon latched another chord to the helicopter, right above the door, and zipped towards it.

The enthralled officer in the helicopter fired at him several times. Most shots missed, but a few deflected off his shield. The enthralled went to slam the door closed, but by then Scarlet Moon was on top of him. The female cop let go of Scarlet Moon as the two burst into the helicopter, rolling across the floor and smashing another cop against a seat. Scarlet Moon backhanded the cop who'd shot at his into a seat, leaving two officers and Succubus.



"A stripper just shimmied down the wall and dropped this lady on the car," said the female cop as she cautiously approached the groaning Whistler.



A lego tentacle lashed at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon smashed it apart with a scarlet beam. A bear paw rocketed towards Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon front flipped over it, planted his feet on it and leapt at Princess. Mr. Cuddles' other hand whipped up to block Princess. Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of chords to the bear's paw and zipped himself feet first into the clay statue's hand. Small spiderweb cracks ran up the creature's paw. His legs flexed and he rocketed away from Mr. Cuddles.

Sir Cuddles and Giraffalot charged Anklyana. Anklyana saw them and shrieked, flinging up a shield.

"Focus on the terminal," said Generalissima.



"Pull yourself together, you need to check on Anklyana," said Generalissima.

"Can't you--"

"That super bubble of hers blocks electromagnetic waves too."

Scarlet Moon heaved himself to his feet and staggered back the way he came. Anklyana's green bubble sat in the middle of the trashed play area, utterly unperturbed by the devastation around it. Scarlet Moon reached up and knocked on the bubble.



Natalie looked skeptical.

"I know it looks unpleasant, but once you get in the zone it's not so bad. And you'll feel great a few minutes after," said Juliana.

"I don't believe you," said Natalie.



Prometheus rolled her eyes. "If that were true, video games wouldn't be so much fun. Or superhero movies. Or basketball. Or football. Or soccer. Or boxing. Or..."

"Let them go." Scarlet Moon gestured to the arena. "And I'll fight you."








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Are you crazy?" said Juliana. "What were you gonna do if Natalie opened the door and in waltzed David and Sam, and they just see you lounging around. We gotta make an entrance. Speaking of which, Natalie!"

Juliana jerked the door open and stuck his head out.


"You're gonna announce us when they get here, ok?"


"You know. First announce Adrian, then me. So we can make an entrance in our all our sexy sexiness."


"Don't you sigh at me girl, or I'll tan your hide."

"Can't promise it'll be any good."

"That's fine." Juliana yanked her head back in and pushed the door closed.



"Kinda busy!" Tempestas bounced off pillars and walls, a great swarm of legos swirling after her.

"Uh-oh. Legos are meant to build, and building is what they love," said Princess. "They get very very angry at people who destroy."

Legos clacked behind Scarlet Moon. He twisted his neck around and watched as thousands of legos swirled into a giant disembodied arm and hand.

"Very angry."

The hand swung through the air and struck Scarlet Moon's elevated bottom. The hand was just the right size to fully strike both of Scarlet Moon's curved cheeks.

Scarlet Moon sucked in a breath. His eyes widened. His hips drove painfully against the edge of the Lego table. His thinly-clad cheeks flattened and bounced beneath the giant hand. A heavy pain, like being struck by a frat paddle, burned into his buttocks. Little pricks pierced his rippling flesh as Lego ridges dug into his skin.

The hand drew slowly back. It stood still for a moment. Scarlet Moon squirmed. The hand snapped forward and flattened Scarlet Moon's bottom a second time. Scarlet Moon yelped. His hips slammed into the lego table. His bottom bounced and wobbled as the hand drew back. Tears formed at the corners of his eyes. He looked out across the mall and saw a crowd of people watching with wide eyes.



The door burst open, knocking Adrian on his face. Two hoodlums holding stun batons stepped inside. Stun batons carried a slight charge. The charge wasn't enough to do serious damage to most people, but was enough to convince them that resisting was a very bad idea.

"Well, well, looks like we found them," said one of the hoodlums. "Come quietly, and we won't hurt you."

"Can't promise nothing about the boss though," said the other with a grin. "She was looking pretty pissed. And when Buzzsaw gets pissed, asses get thrashed."

"Hey," said the other hoodlum. "I kinda like that. It rhymes."

"No it doesn't," said the first hoodlum.

"Aww, come on. Ass and thrash? You don't hear it? Aww, don't look at me like that. They totally do. Right?" The hoodlum looked at Adrian.



Vanessa stood outside Adrian's door, clad only in a nightshirt that barely covered her bottom, dry-washing her hands.

"What are you doing-ohh, right," said Adrian, scrubbing his face with his hand. "I'm supposed to spank you because--why am I spanking you again?"

Vanessa's lip quirked. "Yeah, it has been one of those days hasn't it? I forgot to give you a proper orientation remember?"

"Oh yes." Adrian rubbed his bottom. "I remember now. Into the common room."

"The common room?" said Vanessa, sagging. "Can't we do it in your room?"

"You get me spanked in public, I spank you in public. Besides, everyone's probably asleep," said Adrian.

"Oh come on. I didn't really have a choice," said Vanessa, following Adrian into the common room.

Adrian sat down on the couch and patted his lap.

Vanessa sighed, but obediently laid across Adrian's knees, the lower curve of her ample bottom peeking out from underneath the thin cloth of her nightshirt.

Adrian lifted the nightshirt to reveal a pair of pale, slightly quivering cheeks framed by a black thong. "Let me guess, you'd rather not flash all your secrets at me."

"I'd prefer not to," said Vanessa, squirming a little. "Please?"



"I've spent the last month giving Tempestas some long distance support investigating a weapon smuggler ring. Well, they're doing a big drop this evening at the docks," said Juliana. "The police are going to bust them, but I figure they could use some superpowered backup."

"This isn't usually our thing," said Adrian. "Usually, I just patrol, with a focus on protecting people, not breaking up gun or drug deals."

"I'm thinking we should branch out," said Juliana. Her expression darkened. "Been doing a bit more digging, careful digging, into this Roots person that Prometheus mentioned back in November. Can't find much, just that there's one hell of a black market trade in police caliber stun guns around here. Guns that could be used against you two. Figure our lives will be a lot easier if we can get those off the streets."

"Well, it's nice to know what I'm getting into for a change," said Adrian. "Let's move. I got plans. Lazy, lazy plans."

"And it's fully dark too," said Juliana. "How convenient."

Adrian and Natalie transformed into Scarlet Moon and Anklyana in twin flashes of light.

Anklyana looked over her shoulder at the mirror hanging on Juliana's door. In particular, the pair of splotchy, dark red buns bursting out of her skimpy leotard. "Oooh. Everyone's gonna know I got spanked..."

Juliana shrugged. "I mean, better than getting everyone seeing you get spanked right? Just ask Scarlet Moon."

Anklyana frowned. "Not helping."



Scarlet Moon unleashed a scarlet beam into Buzzsaw's face. The two combatants flew apart. Buzzsaw's chain (still wrapped around Scarlet Moon's torso) snapped taut. Scarlet Moon gasped as his body wrenched in midair, and slammed into the hard concrete at Buzzsaw's feet.

"This is the police," called a loudspeaker from outside the warehouse. "Come out with your hands up."

Buzzsaw's head whipped towards the sound. Her face turned bright red, and her eyes bugged out of her head. She seemed surrounded by a nimbus of scarlet light. "You hideous little pig-fucking shit! You've ruined everything!"



"Good." Juliana landed another dozen strokes, six to each cheek, making Adrian wail. "The next time I bend you over for a spanking you bend over and take it. Understand?"

"Yes ma'am," mumbled Adrian.

"Good." Juliana released Adrian. "Now pull your panties back up and remove your jeans."

Adrian morosely did as told.

Juliana gathered up the jeans and shoved them into the backpack. She took Adrian by the hair and guided him towards the bus stop. "Now we're going home. March."

Adrian's flush deepened as he watched all the passerbys take in his tearstreaked face, bare legs, thin boxer briefs and exposed, soundly spanked bottom.

When they reached the bus stop, Juliana pointed at the bench. "Sit."

Adrian sat, whimpering as his scorched, naked cheeks pressed against the cold, hard wood.



A flicker of doubt danced through Prometheus' eyes. Scarlet Moon began to pulse his shield, almost like he was struggling to contain his power.

"Come on now, this is getting serious," muttered Poseidon. "Didn't intend this."

The doubt vanished, and Prometheus sniffed. The twin flames vanished. "Like I was actually going to do it."

"Now come quietly, and you might get off with just a spanking," said Scarlet Moon. "Plus some community service."

Prometheus snarled. "I don't even let my parents spank me. I'm certainly not gonna to let a brat in pajamas tan my ass."



"Shut it," said Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon's mouth closed of its own accord.

"Officers, arrest those two." The chief pointed at the heroes.

Tempestas gathered up Scarlet Moon, and leapt back up on top of the arena.

"You won't get away forever." The chief shook his fist at the heroes. "One day I'll see the both of you behind bars. You hear me?"

Tempestas leapt a few more blocks away, until the cop lights around the arena were a distant flicker.









"Ohhh!" Curvy stomped her foot. She hurried over to stand next to her friend. A bright red blush suffused her cheeks as she turned around and shimmied her jeans down to her knees. Her large bottom bounced into view, thoroughly unconstrained by the white thong nestled between her voluminous cheeks. She bent over and put her hands on her knees, mimicking Leggy's posture.

The police officer rolled her eyes. "Kids these days and their barely-there panties."

Adrian pursed his lips. The police officer didn't look that much older than them. Maybe five years.

The officer stepped up next to the three, slapping the belt against her thigh with each step. Curvy whimpered, and Leggy shifted from one foot to the other. Vanessa remained still, her eyes fixed on a point in front of her feet.

The police officer drew the belt back, and whipped it across Curvy's voluptuous cheeks. The soft mounds jiggled mightily, and Curvy hopped up onto her toes with a squeal.

"Since you took so long to get in position, you get the first volley." The police officer put a hand on the girl's lower back and whipped the belt across the doughy mounds with vigor. The girl squealed and bucked beneath the barrage. The officer spent a solid twenty seconds belting Curvy's bobbing bottom, criss-crossing it with belt-shaped welts.



"Oh God, even I don't hate the world that much," said Prometheus.



"I was kidnapped!" Juliana put the back of her hand against her forehead. "A damsel in distress, a victim who did nothing wrong!"

"Except approach a dangerous superhuman cat creature thing, after he threatened to paddle you if you did," said Scarlet Moon.

"Heheheh, yes well." Juliana squirmed. "I'm sure he was just you know, saying that."

"When was the last time Sam was 'just saying that?'"

Juliana swatted Scarlet Moon's bottom. "Hush you!"



"Yes ma'am," said the other chastised youths in unison. Adrian pulled his boxer briefs back up, dancing and whimpering as the material rubbed against a very scorched bottom. Adrian hiked his jeans back over his bottom dancing and mewling as the suddently-much-tighter fabric tugged over his very swollen buttocks.



"Fuckin' bitcheggzz.." Buzzsaw staggered against the tipped over prisoner van, and collapsed.

Scarlet Moon dusted off his hands. "See? You totally needed me."

Tempestas glared at him. "We'll talk--"

A gout of flame howled towards Tempestas. She threw her hands up. A great gust of wind caught the flames and arced them up into the sky.

Poseidon charged Scarlet Moon and punched him with an ice-encrusted fist. Scarlet Moon flew through a barricade and smashed into a car. A terrible weakness swept across Scarlet Moon, and he lay on the ground, staring up at the sky, barely strong enough to breath.

Poseidon grabbed Buzzsaw's groaning form and held up a hand. Currents of water flowed around him, appearing as if by magic out of the air. The currents braided together into a torrent and swept the trio up into the air and away.

Tempestas crouched next to Scarlet Moon. She glanced about. Barricades lay shattered, a few cars were reduced to glorified cages, and paramedics were on the scene.

"Chief, was anybody seriously injured?" asked Tempestas.

"No. No thanks to you," said the chief, appearing out from behind one of the few remaining barricades. "You overpowered brats are useless. You put hundreds of people at risk, and you couldn't even stop the bad guy."



"So why don't you just come on out like a good girl? You can try to hide, but I'll find you, even if I have to tear this scyscraper apart. Brick. By. Brick. By. Brick."

The cop scoffed. "It's not made of brick you skanky hussy."

Vanessa cocked an eyebrow and looked at the cop's bare legs.

"It wasn't by choice," said the officer. She cocked her head. "Hey, I remember you. I belted you yesterday at the market for brawling. What are you doing here?"

"Serving appetizer's at Ms. Silver's party," said Vanessa. "I'm Vanessa."

"Officer Bernice Chastain," said the officer, shaking Vanessa's hand. "But you can call me Bernice."

"Now," said Bernice, slapping her pistol against her palm. "Let's get back up there and kick that lunatic's butt halfway to China."

"Don't be stupid," said Vanessa. "We need to get out of here while the getting's good."

"Excuse me?" said Bernice. "That woman is holding like a dozen people hostage--"

"You couldn't stop her before," said Vanessa. "What makes you think you can stop her now?"

"Because we have to," said Bernice.

Vanessa rolled her eyes. "You are not an action hero. You're a police officer can't keep track of her pants."

"Yo momma can't keep track of her pants," said Bernice.



Succubus staggered backwards, snapping her legs together and clutching where the sun don't shine.

"You are an idiot," said Juliana.

Succubus' face twisted with rage. She grabbed Scarlet Moon by the hair and dragged him to an upended bar stool. She snapped her finger and pointed at the stool.

A nearby patron hastily righted the stool and backed away. Succubus clambered onto the stool, lifted the defeated hero by his armpits and tossed him across her lap.

Scarlet Moon grabbed the stool legs for balance, while his legs dangled in empty air. Succubus clamped her left hand over the small of Scarlet Moon's back, and walloped Scarlet Moon's elevated spandex-clad buttocks with the other.

Scarlet Moon's eyes widened, and his grip tightened on the stool legs. He could feel his soft bottom cave and bounce back with every stinging stroke.

"How dare you," said Succubus in a low, rough voice.



The figure slipped over the edge of the roof. Scarlet Moon sprinted and peered over. Nothing.

Something flicked by his peripheral vision.

Something struck Anklyana, sending the two heroes sprawling. A black dome fell over Anklyana, right as the heroine flipped over the edge of the roof.



"There was a very nice young man at the desk downstairs, Sam I believe his name was. Soon as I told him who we were, he let us right in," said Mama.

"I see," said Juliana through gritted teeth.

"Turn around and stick your butt out," said Mama.

"For what?" cried Juliana, backing up a step and clutching her rotund bottom.

Mama held up one finger. "Greeting us incredibly rudely--"

"I didn't know it was you," said Juliana.

"Doesn't matter. I raised you with more manners than that." Mama held up a second finger. "Planning some sort of prank on poor Sam downstairs."

"I am not--"

"I know that look."

"He can take care of himself," said Juliana.

"I have no doubt of that." Mama held up a third finger. "Constantly interrupting me."

Juliana groaned. She turned and bent over slightly, putting her hands on her thighs, arching her back, and sticking her bottom out. Her dress rode up a little, exposing a pair of round, protruding cheeks straining against her skintight leggings.

"Is this normal?" whispered Natalie to Adrian.





Adrian got spun around and found himself face-to-face with Alexandra.

"What the hell are you doing here?" asked Alexandra. She had her chestnut hair pulled back into a french braid, and wore a golden headband. She wore a pair of tight blue jeans that showed off her long legs and shapely bottom, and a v-cut red blouse that flashed a fair bit of cleavage. She stood with her hands on her hips and a scowl on her face.

"What are you doing here?" asked Adrian.

"This is my mom's company, I can visit if I want. You on the other hand don't have a visitor's pass, and I can't imagine them letting you in this late anyway. Juliana snuck you in didn't she? Probably wanted to show something off. After putting my ass on the line for her...I swear that girl wouldn't understand consequences if they smacked her in the ass."


"No words." Alexandra grabbed Adrian's collar and pulled his deeper into the cubicle farm. "First I need to get your dumb ass out of here. Then you, me, Juliana and a hairbrush are going to have a very long and thorough conversation. Where is she?"

"Well, Dr. Parks caught her. She didn't see me, fortunately."

"Fortunately indeed!"

Alexandra opened a door Adrian hadn't noticed, and led his through dark, twisting empty passageways. Soon they came out into the parking garage. Ten minutes later, Alexandra's car pulled out of the garage and sped home.




"Honey, David's gonna need new pants," said Juliana.

Adrian smiled hesitantly. "Maybe he'll get pants like these."

"Maybe! Only one way to find out."



"It doesn't matter. Look, she could be back any minute. Whatever you do, don't attack the cat. Keep the hunter away."


"Just trust me. This cat, she seems to know me, and she wants my help. Maybe someone with out of control powers. She's a victim. She needs to be protected, not attacked."

"I don't know..."

"She hasn't hurt me. She didn't try to use me as a shield when you two sparred, and she went out of her way to protect me when you fought. Except for that frontflip. Ooh. Please. I don't trust that hunter lady. There was a gleam in her eye. Something sadistic."






"What did I just say about being naughty? Legostopheles!"

Lego tentacles picked Scarlet Moon, turned him around to so that his naked, round bottom faced Princess, and bent him over, forcing his buttocks to round into a full moon.

"That's half a dozen strokes of the Scepter, for insulting your owner," said Princess. She tapped the brush lightly against Scarlet Moon's right cheek. She reared back and flattened Scarlet Moon's nude cheek with a two-handed swing.

Scarlet Moon howled and kicked. His bottom roiled with the force of the blow.

"Now count and thank me! After all, I could just throw you in the trash."

"One! Thank you!"

"Good dolly. There's hope for you yet." Princess whapped Scarlet Moon's left cheek.

Scarlet Moon wailed and bucked. His plump cheeks bobbed and plump. "Two! Thank you!"

The brush bit into his right cheek again.

"Three! Thank you!"

And then the left.

"Four! Thank you!"

Two rapid strokes to the right.

Scarlet Moon thrashed and squirmed. His hair flowed out around his like a halo as his head thrashed back and forth.

"Five! Thank you! Six! Thank you!"



The pair returned to their dorm room in silence. Adrian's stomach roiled at the thought of yet another supervillain. A jumble of images flashed through his head. The abandoned business park.

His fists clenched.

Buzzsaw screaming after them as they fled. Alexandra's horrified expression.

Adrian bounced his knee.

Buzzsaw's crazed, purple face.

A soft hand pressed against his knee. He started, and glanced over at Juliana. Juliana took her eyes off the road long enough to give Adrian a comforting smile. "Relax. We beat Buzzsaw. We'll beat this one too."



Buzzsaw stopped by the small concessions stand, and leaned against the window. "Yo, I want some ice cream. Mint chocolate chip. Make it snappy!"

Buzzsaw waited a second, before leaning her head in the window. "The hell is my-oh, I see what you're doing. Naughty naughty!"

Buzzsaw grabbed the lip of the window, and with a heave and a grunt, ripped the wall clean off the building. She hurled smashed wood into the lake. "Timber!"

She strode into the restaurant. "Stop calling the cops and make me my fucking ice cream!"

The crack of hand striking bare flesh and yelps of pain echoed from the restaurant.

"Now I see why they make you wear those trashy thongs!" roared Buzzsaw. "Makes it damn easy to get your lazy ass moving!"

"Trashy?" mouthed Juliana, her eyes narrowing.

Buzzsaw stepped back out through the hole, happily licking away at a rapidly melting cone of mint chocolate chip ice cream. "Hmm. Love mint chocolate chip. Bad for my cholesterol, but fuck my doctor. A life without ice cream just ain't worth living, am I right?"

Her minions cheered.



Juliana smirked. "There, you see? So, you want the dress."



"So was that fun, or was that fun?" asked Juliana, hauling an overflowing bag of clothing from the bus stop to their dorm. It was the Saturday before classes started up again. Their brother had dropped them off that morning, and Juliana had dragged Adrian to the clothing store to help her find a few things "for Sam."

"That was awful," said Adrian. "I really don't understand how you talked me into that."

"Oh come on, it wasn't so bad."

"You spent half an hour waffling between two dresses!"

"Trying to figure out which one's gonna get me laid tonight."

"You wanna get laid? Just knock on Sam's door in a thong. Guarantee you'll get laid. You'll get all the laidness."

Juliana scoffed. "That's so tacky. No artistry, no elegance. No fun."

"But so much better for me."

"Oh stop whining, or I'll put you over my knee."



Buzzsaw yanked Adrian's jeans down to his knees, exposing Adrian's plump bottom, his modest boxer briefs barely covering his round cheeks.



Juliana flashed a smile. "Hi! Decided to see the sights, you know? But we've seen them now, so we'll be on our way!"

The thug threw her head back and laughed uproariously. Her thugs laughed along with her. "Did you hear that? Fucking bitch actually thinks we're gonna let her leave with a car that can fuck up a goddamn street lamp, and live to tell the tale! You know what I can do with a car like that?"

Juliana's lips thinned. "You really need to watch your language. What would your mother say?"

"Who cares," said the thug. "Now hand over the car. I'd pay ya, but I'm between paychecks right now, you know how it is."

Blood pounded against Adrian's ears. His skin buzzed, and a crimson mist fell over his eyes.



The boys settled into a rhythm, Sam, then David, then Sam, then David. Adrian alternated between whimpering and wincing while listening to Juliana getting her hide tanned, to howling and kicking while getting his own.

Juliana clung to Adrian's hands, and Adrian clung to hers, trying to comfort each other as the boys leathered their naked, sensitive skin.

David's leather cut into Adrian's bottom over and over again, leaving behind a molten hot mess. Adrian howled and shrieked, kicking and bucking against the arm of the sofa. Occasionally, he would stop and gently rub Adrian's bottom, giving him a moment to collect himself before resuming the thrashing.

Adrian's senses narrowed to three sensations: the rough arm of the couch digging into his hips, Juliana's clammy hands clutching his and the leather licking his blazing bottom.

A warm hand rubbed his welts, making his tense and hiss, before relaxing beneath the gentle massage. Gentle hands pulled his off the couch and into an embrace. Adrian clung to David's chest and wailed. David held him tight, while one hand rubbed slow circles on his bottom, his hand soothing and almost cool against his molten skin. Adrian squirmed, but whether because of the fire in his bottom, or the fire in his loins, he didn't know.

Eventually, Adrian's sobs faded to sniffles. David pulled away and kissed his lightly on the forehead.

"I didn't like doing that," said David quietly. "I didn't like it one bit. But you scared me, Adrian. Scared me more deeply than I've ever been scared in my life. When Juliana showed up, and you weren't with her..."




A bright blue car streaked down the empty street. The buildings were dark blurs, barely touched by the dim street lamps.

Juliana Amaya leaned forward over the wheel. Her large brown eyes were fixated on the dark road, and her white teeth worried her lower lip. Her shoulder-length black hair was pulled up into a bun, and her light-brown skin had a dusting of makeup. She was wearing a sparkling, low-cut, tight yellow dress that showed off her large cleavage, and clung to her big round bottom. "Sexin' Like Crazy" by All Alone Forever played on the radio.

Adrian sat next to her, eyeing the car radio.



Tempestas unleashed a hurricane-force blast that drove the charging toys back a step, sent Scarlet Moon into the air, and flung the drones into the hurricane winds swirling above them to be smashed to kindling against play pens and walls.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a teetering play pen. Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot charged Anklyana's shield at full tilt. Tempestas hopped around Legostopheles, flinging gusts of wind at it here, punching tentacles apart there. Yomama swirled around Mr. Cuddles, buffetting it this way and that.



"Shut up and take your spanking." Sam somehow managed to pick up the pace, the blows landing with the speed and shock of lightning. Adrian's entire world narrowed down to his round ass, and the agony being inflicted on it by Sam's callused hand of iron.

There was a pause, and a faint scraping. Adrian looked over his shoulder just in time to see Sam pull off his slipper.

Adrian groaned.

"You've brought this on yourself, young man," said Sam. He struck Adrian's curved right cheek with the hard leather sole. The loud smack echoed throughout the empty parking lot. When Adrian looked up at the dorm building, he could swear he can see a few faces peering out.

Sam's slipper cracked against Adrian's left cheek, and he found other things to worry about. Sam struck Adrian's bottom with slow, deliberate strokes, the slipper whooshing through the air with every swing, and smashing into Adrian's rippling bottom with brat breaking force.

Adrian wailed.



Juliana raised an eyebrow. "She's your mama too."

"The truth does not care for relationships!" Adrian held up a finger.

"Well, then I guess I should tell her you said that," said Juliana.


Juliana smirked.



The woman tugged on Scarlet Moon's hair, forcing his to lift his chest slightly off the desk, further arching his back and pushing his bobbling cheeks out.

The leathery palm struck the top of Scarlet Moon's right cheek, as high up as it could safely. A second blow stung the sensitive flesh just below the first. A third blow caved in the peak of Scarlet Moon's plump cheek. A fourth blow bit into Scarlet Moon's upthrust sitspot. A fifth stung the crease where bottom met thigh. A sixth splatted the top of Scarlet Moon's tender thigh, eliciting a howl from the hero. The blows came down quick, one after the other, leaving a trail of hot pain from the top of his cheek to the top of his thigh.

The leathery palm did the same to his left cheek. His right cheek again. Left. Right. Left. Right. Half a dozen strokes to each cheek, starting at the top and working their way to the bottom.

Scarlet Moon bounced and squirmed. He gasped and yelped. His fingers clung to the far edge of the desk until the knuckles turned white. His bottom wobbled madly beneath the woman's stinging smacks.

"There, I think that will do," said the woman. She pulled Scarlet Moon up into a standing position. Her breasts mashed against Scarlet Moon's back. Her hips skidded across the peaks of Scarlet Moon's throbbing bottom. "And since you've been so cooperative..."

The woman's right fingers left Scarlet Moon's shoulder, and slid into view, holding a silver collar. "You know those two secret agents you hang out with? Take a look what fell off their truck."

Scarlet Moon took the collar. He tried to focus on it, but it was proving rather difficult between the buzz in his bottom, the warmth of the woman behind him, and a tightening between his legs.



The force of the blast knocked Princess off Mr. Cuddles' shoulder and sent her crashing to the ground.




Scarlet Moon's heart pounded in his ears. His head swam. He could still feel the pressure of the woman's bottom against his head, the smooth, firm pressure of her thighs against his legs. His bottom tingled where the woman had swatted his. And those eyes. Calm, confident. Amused. The woman sat on the floor with her arms bound, yet she looked at Scarlet Moon like it was Scarlet Moon sitting trussed up on the floor, helpless and vulnerable.

"So, the tiger's a kitten playing pretend. How very, very naughty." The woman slid to her feet. She glided towards Scarlet Moon, her eyes sparkling, her hips rotating, her breasts swaying, her steps a whisper.

Scarlet Moon backed into another desk. His eyes riveted to the tall, curvy woman swaying inexorably towards him.




Adrian and Juliana entered their suite's common room. Adrian flopped down onto the couch. Juliana plopped down next to him.

Adrian's phone buzzed.

David had sent his a message. Did you ask Natalie about tutoring you yet?




"Too conservative. Clashes with the band's colors. Pajamas. Not appropriate for this weather. Ah-ha!"

Juliana came out holding up an elegant, long-sleeved black dress. The top completely covered Adrian from the base of the neck down, while the skirt extended about halfway down his thighs. "Try this on."

Adrian slipped into the bathroom and slipped it on. It was a tight fit, emphasizing his small breasts, hugging his slender hips and clinging to his pert bottom. He returned to his room. He took a moment to inspect himself in the mirror.

"Nice, very nice." Juliana circled him. She gave Adrian's bottom a sharp smack.

"Oww! Hey!" Adrian hopped forward, his hands snapping back to his bottom.



Adrian's mind raced. He could always reveal himself as Scarlet Moon. A quick red flash and Sorry my grades suck, been saving the world.

A splat made Adrian tense, but his bottom didn't sting. Juliana cried out. Oh. Not that being noble helped Juliana any. He'd probably get spanked even harder for "taking stupid risks" or "putting his roommates in danger" or something like that.

The slipper struck Adrian's naked flesh with a stinging splat. Adrian gasped and his legs stuck out straight.

"Well, we'll just have to make up for lost time then," said Mom. She laid into Adrian's naked, jumping cheeks with gusto.




Vanessa rolled her eyes. "You and Juliana have given me a pretty good idea. Think I'll just content myself to listening to your stories."

Adrian shrugged, and started towards the bathroom. "Your loss. See you tomorrow."

"Have a good night."



Did you help Tempestas escape, or did Tempestas help you escape in the first part of episode 4?



"Relax." Juliana put a hand on Adrian's back and guided him back to the car. "Everything went smooth as ice on my side. When we get back, I'll rub some cream into your bottom, and a few weeks from now, when little Miss Con Artist back there is behind bars, we'll laugh about this."

"No you'll laugh about this," said Adrian, wincing with every step. He tried to rub the sting out of his seat. "I'm going to plot revenge."

"Against her or me?" asked Juliana as she got in the car.

"Yes." Adrian yanked open his door and plopped down in his seat. He yipped, and pushed his ass up. He shot a hot glare at Juliana, whose lips twitched. "I swear to God if you so much as grin, I will bend you over the hood of your car and smack your naked ass in broad daylight."

Juliana turned on the car, and started to back up.

"That's what I thought."




Keiko whimpered and let go of the skirt.

"Good girl," said Juliana, her voice warming a little. Juliana lifting Keiko's skirt over her narrow hips to reveal a small, firm, heart-shaped bottom clad in a pair of white, lacy boy-short panties that exposed a little bit of Keiko's lower cheek. Juliana cooed. "These are nice. Where'd you get them?"

Keiko mumbled something.

"Aww, come on I'm serious," said Juliana. "They look sooo cute on you. I wonder if we could find a pair in my size?"

"Vicky's mysteries," mumbled the young woman into her forearm.

"We'll have to go shopping together sometime. You've got great taste in underwear." Juliana patted the girl's bum. Juliana turned her attention to Adrian. "Would you like to punish her or shall I?"



"But you can breath deeply," said Tempestas. "So your ribs probably aren't broken."

"You big meanie face!" Princess' shrill voice made Scarlet Moon wince. "You stole my toy!"

Tempestas' eyes flared. "I'm gonna take a lot more before I'm done. You stay here."

"Can't do much else."

Winds buffetted Scarlet Moon. Princess shrieked and spat. The bear lumbered and creaked. Scarlet Moon saw Tempestas go flying through the air out of the corner of his eye. Sometimes, Tempestas seemed under her own power, other times...not so much.

Eventually, Scarlet Moon managed to roll over onto his hands and knees and push himself to his feet.



"I can't believe this," said Vanessa. "You just...attacked them."

"I'm not exactly thrilled about it either." Scarlet Moon stepped over the groaning guards and peered out into the hallway. "But I've got a supervillain to stop."

"You could have hurt them," said Vanessa.

"I've got more control over my powers than that," said Scarlet Moon.

"But, this has got to be illegal," said Vanessa. "Like assault, and battery? Resisting arrest? Can you be charged with resisting arrest when it's private security?"



The chord swiped across Princess' ankles and sent her tumbling to the ground with a wince-inducing splat.




"God, that officer knows how to use a belt," said Vanessa. She frowned at Adrian. "Thanks for backing me up by the way."

Adrian shrugged. "Can you blame me?"

Vanessa sighed. "No, I guess not. Not with a demon like that on patrol."



Scarlet Moon brought the scarlet paddle down on the center of Princess' ass. The supple flesh flattened beneath the firm paddle. Princess sucked in a breath. Her legs stuck out straight behind her, she lifted her chest, her hands pressed against Anklyana's forcefield, and she howled from the depths of her belly.

Scarlet Moon raised the paddle over his head, and brought it down on Princess' bottom before the villain's first cry had finished echoing through the underground play area.

Princess howled and shook her head, her bunches of hair flying about her face. Her fingers dug into Scarlet Moon's thigh. Her legs kicked so fast they blurred. Her hips rolled about Scarlet Moon's lap, and she very nearly fell off.



A scarlet beam erupted from Scarlet Moon's eyes. The woman slid sideways into shadows and vanished.

Scarlet Moon fired another beam into the shadows, lighting them up.

Nobody was there.

Scarlet Moon spun around, his eyes skipping through the shadows, looking for any sign of the thief.


Fingers closed over Scarlet Moon's shoulder. A leather-clad palm stung his spandex-clad bottom, a pair of warm, pillowy somethings brushed across his back, and whispered words teased his ear. "Little slow there."

Scarlet Moon spun, whipping his elbow out, but he caught only empty air.



Princess led them to a large staircase tucked into a cordoned off corner of the mall. Sir Stuffins tossed aside the barriers, and they descended into the murky, dusty depths. Princess winked over her shoulder and pulled out a remote. She pushed a button, and the lights came on, exposing a great open space lined with all sorts of entertainment venues, from a bowling alley to an old-school arcade to an indoor playground. A great carousel dominated the center of the space.

"Check it out," said Princess, holding up her hands. "Just before the depression, retail was collapsing, but the economy was doing great. So the dimbulbs who owned this place thought if they created an entire underground space full of games and stuff, people would come to hang out and do stuff. After all, you can't go bowling on Amazon. Then the economy crashed."

"That's really nice," said Keiko.

"Isn't it? Come on!" Princess skipped towards the indoor playground.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flicked about the basement. Even with the main lights on, most of the "shops" were dimly lit. Lots of nooks and crannies here. Plenty of places to hide. But there was a faint glow coming from the indoor playground, and they were heading right for it.



Succubus extricated herself from her thug, and slid to her feet. "Figures this place'd use some dude in tights as their bouncer."

Scarlet Moon scratched his head. "Do you, do you see what you're wearing? This isn't one of those emperor's new clothes things is it? Because that'd be hella awkward."

"No. This is one of those beat-you-enslave-you-and-get-back-to-dinner things." Succubus threw back her cape to reveal a very thick bullwhip coiled at her hip.



Buzzsaw dug her fingers into Adrian's rippling cheek and gave it a twisting pinch. Adrian yelped and wiggled in pain.

"Such cute underwear!" said Buzzsaw tugging on the thin cloth and giving the helpless student a wedgie. "Too bad they're in the way."

Adrian lunged up and weakly punched Buzzsaw's arm. Buzzsaw laughed.

And beat Adrian's naked cheeks with rapid, stinging smacks.

Adrian yelped and squirmed as the woman's rough, callused hand repeatedly crashed into his stretched, curved bottom.

"This is what happens to dumbasses who try to be heroes," said Buzzsaw, grunting with exertion. "They get their asses beat! And you see this?"

Buzzsaw leaned over Adrian and thrust her hand into Adrian's face. "You see how red my hand is? It hurts like a bitch because of you."






As class wrapped up, Adrian picked up his test and shoved it into his backpack with shaking hands. He slung his backpack over his shoulder, and stepped outside to give David and that one guy some privacy.

A few (rather loud) minutes later, the student came out rubbing his bottom.

Adrian ducked back in and approached David.



"Rassle-frassle..." Bernice turned away from the two and unsnapped her jeans. She wiggled them down her hips, revealing a revealing pair of lacy black panties. The panties covered the upper third of her trim, althletic bottom, but left the meat of her cheeks and sitspots bare. She bent over and put her hands on the seat. She arched her back, her tight bottom rounding to its full glory and pushing out, ready as any bottom ever could be for the kiss of leather.

Natalie whipped the belt out of her loops. Bernice's bottom clenched. Natalie frowned and slid the belt back through its loop. She slid it out slower. She shook her head and looped it back through. She whipped it out again.

"God, just hit me already," said Bernice.

"This one doesn't come off the loops as smoothly as I'd like," said Natalie.

"Great, let's skip it and move on."

"Might as well try at least a few licks," said Natalie. "This type of thing is all about trade-offs."

Bernice groaned.



"Honey, I know so. Now put on some makeup while I get changed."



"Yeah I'm fine. I just..." Vanessa took a deep breath, and wiped her eyes. "Starting to get tired of all the crazy ass super dicks coming out of the woodwork, you know? Feels like I'm in a comic book."

"Oh good, you've found him," said Mrs. Rossi, approaching. "Where did you go?"

Adrian smiled nervously. "I guess, I just got scared and slipped out. Am I in trouble?"

Mrs. Rossi shook her head. "Can't really blame you for sneaking out like that. Might have drawn Succubus', or whatever stupid name she used, attention but at least you didn't have a front row seat for a super-powered throw down. Enough chatter though. We've got some serious cleanup to do, and I'm sure the police will want some statements."

Adrian and Vanessa didn't leave the restaurant until after midnight, both too tired to say anything as Juliana drove them home. Fortunately, working was a perfectly acceptable reason for not being in by curfew, so the RA on duty didn't delay them more than a moment.

As soon as they were in their dorm room, Vanessa made a beeline for her room, and vanished with a soft click.



David stood and checked his watch. "Now, I need to go or I'll be late for a meeting with my advisor."

"Good," muttered Adrian.

"What was that?"

"Nothing, nothing."

David gave him a suspicious look and hurried off.

Adrian waddled into the bathroom, rubbing his bottom, trying to ignore the various other students who glanced at his exposed, swollen bottom. He slipped into a stall and took a deep breath. He grabbed the tops of his jeans and slowly wiggled them up and over his swollen bottom. She hopped around and whimpered as they scraped against his throbbing cheeks.

He spent another half-minute or so dancing in place and rubbing his buzzing bottom. Stupid jeans. Stupid boxer briefs. Stupid David caring about his grades. Stupid Juliana making him a superhero. Stupid criminals cutting into his study time.



"Don't worry, I'll guide you," said David, his lips inches from his ear. "Just let me guide your body."

"And if I don't listen to your guidance?" asked Adrian with a playful smile, pushing his hips into him.

"Then I'll spank you." David's voice took on a playful yet menacing hiss. His hand slid down his back and cupped his bottom, his fingers strong and thick, his palm firm through his jeans. Adrian arched his back, briefly wishing there were fewer layers between his firm hand and his soft bottom. "On the bare. Bottom. Right in the middle of the dance floor. In front of God and everybody."

Adrian's head swam between the lights flashing through the shadows, the music pounding in his chest, the vanilla scent of David's beard oil, the warmth of his body and the firmness of his hand. His legs squeezed together and his hips squirmed against his crotch at the thought of David putting him over his knee and spanking him soundly right there on the dance floor, showing everyone that Adrian was his.



A SNAP cracked the air.

Scarlet Moon's teeth clamped together, and a grunt slipped past his lips. His naked buttocks bobbled beneath the force of the thick leather. His fists squeezed together, and his boot-clad legs twitched.

"You took that pretty good. Must be getting a lot of practice," said Buzzsaw.

The harsh clap of thick leather against bare skin burst through the late night air. Tempestas shrieked and bounced her hips against the barricade.

The leather cut into Scarlet Moon's lower cheeks, tracing a molten river across his sitspots. Scarlet Moon bucked. His bottom bobbled and his legs kicked helplessly.



"Can't hear you over the sound of my singing!" sang Juliana. She turned around and fished her own pair of heels out of her closet. An open-toed pair of sandals with heels as high as the ones she tried to foist on Adrian.



There was a loud thwack. Adrian threw his head back and shrieked as something heavy and wooden seared his tender right buttock.

"What the hell?" cried Adrian, rolling away from Juliana and clutching his bottom.

"What do you mean?" Juliana grabbed Adrian's hip and rolled him back onto his belly. "Dr. Parks was the woman who designed the sound room. Do you have any idea how much easier things could've been if you'd asked her for help? But oh no, you had to mock her. There was an entire tower full of innocent people being held hostage by a lunatic who'd already kicked your ass, and you put every single one of them at risk because you didn't want to take a spanking. Well guess what. Spankings aren't optional."







Something grabbed the back of Adrian's t-shirt, and suddenly Adrian was flying through the air. His vision almost vanished beneath a red haze. There was a deafening crunch of metal, and he felt a faint impact against his back. When the red haze faded, he found himself lying in the middle of a smashed air conditioning unit. He pushed himself to his feet, and looked back towards Juliana.

Juliana was nowhere in sight. Instead, all he could see was Buzzsaw, standing where Juliana had been a moment before. She held a very thick and heavy looking chain in one hand. A lunatic grin split her face.

"Not too shabby eh?" said Buzzsaw. She leapt at Adrian, fist leading, sailing far farther and faster than was humanly possible.

Adrian back-pedaled. Buzzsaw landed and backhanded him through more of the air conditioning unit. Buzzsaw grabbed Adrian by the shoulder and hair, and gave him a vicious shake. "You ain't got shit on-"



Juliana shook her head. "We were there this morning, but we left like just before the whole thing started."

"Thank goodness." Mama pulled Juliana into another hug. She swept Adrian up into a rib-creaking hug of his own. "Been so worried about you. Especially with you so often ending up in the middle of things. I hope they're doing ok?"

Juliana nodded. "No one's actually been hurt yet."

"Only reason we haven't pulled the both of you out," said Mama. "Soon as one of you gets so much of a bruise, you're both coming home, get me?"

"But Mama, this is the best school in the state," said Juliana. "We worked hard to get here, I don't want to leave."

"Oh really?" Mama pulled a letter out of her purse. "Then perhaps you can explain why we got a letter from your school revoking your scholarship for stripping six other girls?"

Juliana shrank away from Mama, who seemed to grow with every word.



Scarlet Moon flung a bowling ball into the air and blasted it with a scarlet beam.




Ouch. Sorry. Talk to you later.

Adrian minimized the chat window, and focused on Natalie. Adrian frowned as Natalie went over her solution. Something didn't look right.

As Natalie wrote our her code and explained her solution, Adrian ran through it in his mind. Splitting on colon. Convert the string to an int--

Wait a minute.

Adrian did a quick search.

"Very good, Natalie, thank you," said David. "Anyone have any questions?"




Scarlet Moon paused. Something caught his eye. He bent over to look more carefully.

"Is that a doorknob?" asked Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon reached out and turned the knob. The wall swung open into a dim, web-infested room. Scarlet Moon glanced at the side of the door facing into the amusement park. It looked like the wall.

"So there's a secret door from the creepy underground shopping center/arcade into the sewers?" asked Anklyana.

"This is gonna need more research," said Generalissima. Scarlet Moon could practically hear the grin.

Scarlet Moon gestured for Anklyana to go in.

"Why do I have to go first?" asked Anklyana.



Scarlet Moon zipped up onto the roof and swung home.

Tempestas still stood in the road, looking forlorn.

Half an hour later, Adrian dragged himself into his suite and knocked on Juliana's door.

Juliana pulled it open and gestured him in.

Juliana had a suitcase open with it half full of clothing.

"What are you doing?" asked Adrian.

"I'm leaving at the end of the semester, remember?" Juliana had managed to pull on some pants, a pair of soft sweatpants that hugged her curvy bottom in a manner that was most fetching, and probably quite painful.

Adrian collapsed onto Juliana's bed. "Yeah, but you've still got a month."

"Yeah, but..." Juliana tossed a sparkly green dress into the suitcase. "Figured I'd pack some of the stuff that's a bit too cold to wear anyway. Thought about trying to learn more about these two super agents, but my heart's just not in it."

"What a mess."

Juliana patted Adrian on the shoulder. "Tell me about it. Still, nothing we can do about it but move--"

A knock came at the door.

"Yes?" said Juliana, a hint of irritation creeping into her voice.

"Hey, it's me," said Alexandra.




Scarlet Moon's sack jerked to and fro under the force of the lego collisions. The walls of the sack flexed and cracked. Scarlet Moon's eyes flared.

The sack burst open. Scarlet Moon flew backwards. He smashed through the revolving glass doors, utterly mangling them. Legos swirled around him. He staggered to his feet. His forcefield flickered, temporarily overloaded by the struggle. Legos wrapped around his wrists. Legos swarmed into a bar and swept his feet. He toppled facefirst. As he fell, legos swarmed into a table. His torso struck the table. His legs splayed out behind him. Legos swarmed just underneath his hips, forcing his spandex-clad cheeks into the air. Legos swarmed into a vice around his torso, holding his firmly against the table.

Scarlet Moon tugged and squirmed. The Legos didn't budge.



David responded with a gif from some ancient animated show. It involved a burly nanny bending over a blonde in a pink dress and giving her a few swats while a bunch of men looked on and laughed

Adrian grimaced.

"What's up?" asked Juliana.

Adrian showed Juliana the gif.

Juliana laughed.

"It's not funny." Adrian hunched over his phone. Alright, I'm asking. Jerk.

David sent the gif again.

And again.

And again.

And again.

Alright I get it! Now stop killing my battery.

And again.

And again.

And again.

Adrian closed the app. He hoisted himself off the couch and slogged to Natalie's door. He knocked.



David smiled. "Ah, yes Adrian."

"Umm, well, uh. Shouldn't we have one of those finally do-hickies or something?" asked Adrian. "I mean, to close the file or something, like if we umm, get a NumberFormatError-"

"Exception. NumberFormatException. But yes, exactly! We need to make sure to close the file in a finally block, or we'll leave a dangling file descriptor. Very good. You want to come up and add the finally block?"



Scarlet Moon smashed the wall to pieces with two great swipes of the sack. The sack flexed and grew, absorbing all the legos into its massive girth.

Every lego in it rattled to life and bounced against the sack with the strength and desperation of dying animals.



Adrian hurried for the apartment door. He stepped into the small atrium and pressed the buzzer for 205.

"Yeah?" came David's voice through the intercom.

Adrian's heart leapt into his throat. "Er, um it's uh, Adrian. I'm here with Sam to pick you up."

"Oh, I didn't know you were coming." David sounded pleased. "Though you could have just texted me. I have a phone."



"It's only barely begun, Moon." Succubus' eyes flashed red. "Clarence, fire!"



A thrown pool noodle struck the small of Scarlet Moon's back, sending him sideways into Mr. Cuddles' chest. Giant clay arms closed over the superhero, pinning him to the bear's chest. He struggled, but the brief burst of energy faded, leaving him weak as a toddler.

"Ooh, you've been a very bad dolly." Legos swirled into a dais behind Princess. Legostopheles set Santa's throne behind the villain, on the edge of the dais. Great tentacles gently lifted Princess and set her in the throne. Between the throne, the dais, and Princess' own petite build, her feet dangled like a child's. "And in my kingdom, bad dollys get sound spankings."

Mr. Cuddles carried the struggling superhero to Princess. Princess pulled her feet under herself to prop herself up a bit. The great bear draped Scarlet Moon across the right arm of the throne, so that Scarlet Moon's hips were propped up by the arm, while his chest was pressed against the side of the left and his face peeked over the edge. His belly pressed against Princess' bony thighs, only slightly softened by the frilly pink dress. Lego tentacles whipped up from the dais and wrapped around Scarlet Moon's ankles, and pressed against Scarlet Moon's shoulders, securing his to the throne.

Scarlet Moon swayed and tugged, but all he did was make his bottom, obscured in-name-only by the skintight spandex, wobble.

"Legostopheles! The Sparkling Sweet Scepter of Supremacy!" Princess held out a hand. A long-handled, sparkly pink bathbrush was placed in her hand.



"Oh dear," said Juliana. "Try not to do too much property damage."

Scarlet Moon leapt up and out from the building. His chord went taut, and for a moment he hung unmoving in the air, as if freed from gravity. Mother Earth reasserted Her hold, and Scarlet Moon plummeted. He whipped towards the open door, his thinly clad cheeks mere inches from the concrete.

Everything slowed down. Succubus' eyes widened, and her mouth started to open. Customers and waiters ducked. The thieving thug started to turn.

Crimson power flowed into Scarlet Moon's boots right as they slammed into the thug's back, and everything sped up again. The thug flew over the table and slammed into Succubus, sending both toppling to the ground.

Scarlet flipped and landed on his feet. A baseball bat whipped at his head. Scarlet Moon caught and snapped it in two with one hand, while wrapping a chord around the villain's waist with the other. A flick of the wrist sent the thug headfirst into her prone buddy's butt.

A particle beam slammed into Scarlet Moon's shield, sending bright red sparks flying. Scarlet Moon spun and fired a short beam, catching the villain in the chest. The villain fell on her back, and the particle gun went sliding across the floor. Another, much hotter beam turned it to slag.



The cat-person's eyes flicked between the four, lingering on Adrian, Juliana, and Sam.

The creature looked familiar somehow. Adrian couldn't quite tell, but the structure of its face, its bodyshape. The creature leaned a little bit more into the light. Adrian stopped breathing for a second. Fear and uncertainty distorted the catwoman's face.



Scarlet Moon groaned and rocked back and forth on Succubus' lap. "I'm not one to call an OTK spanking inhumane, but damn girl."

Succubus gave Scarlet Moon's hair a savage yank, and smashed her palm into Scarlet Moon's vulnerable posterior with fast, full-armed smacks.

Scarlet Moon clamped his teeth together to keep from crying out. His toes curled in his boots, and his legs tensed. Tears gathered at the corner of his eyes. The deafening crack of hard-swung palm against reddening flesh bounced against the restaurant walls, assaulting Scarlet Moon's ears as vigorously as the villain's hand assaulted his bottom.

"Had enough yet?" shrieked Succubus, shaking Scarlet Moon's head back and forth. Scarlet Moon barely contained a whimper as strands of hair were pulled from his scalp. "Had enough yet?"

The stool legs snapped beneath Scarlet Moon's grip, and the two went crashing to the ground in a heap.

Scarlet Moon smashed an elbow into Succubus' armpit, and rolled off the villain.



Adrian put on the speedo. Holy crap, it was tight, and Adrian couldn't help but wonder if his package was small, medium or large. It was useful to know these things if you were going to parade it around in public like he was about to.




Scarlet Moon pulled Generalissima a little further up his lap and battered Generalissima's sitspots until they were a bright red. Generalissima squirmed and bucked. She pounded on Scarlet Moon's thigh with one hand, even as she maintained a deathgrip on the tree branch with the other.

"You jerk. When I get out of this, I'm gonna blister your bottom so hard."

Scarlet Moon smacked Generalissima's sitspots.

"I mean it." Generalissima pushed her torso up. Scarlet Moon shifted his free hand between Generalissima's shoulder blades and pushed the recalcitrant brat back down. His other hand never slowed.

Once Generalissima's sitspots were as red hot as the peaks of her cheeks, Scarlet Moon shifted his hand a few inches further down. His firm palm struck both the crease where bottom met thigh, and the tops of Generalissima's thunder thighs with snappy sharp strokes.

Generalissima howled. She flopped around on Adrian's lap like a fish, her bottom jiggling and wiggling just from her flailing, while her thighs jiggled and wiggled from Adrian's smacks.

Scarlet Moon didn't stop until Generalissima's upper thighs matched her bright red bottom.



"Boy I have not yet begun to spank you." Buzzsaw roughly rolled Adrian onto his belly, and pinned the young man against the roof. There was the faint hiss of leather slipping free of belt loops, and Adrian's bottom clenched. "Yeah, you heard that? Scared?"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


Scarlet Moon lifted each villain under an arm (superstrength is so cool) and hopped down into the open standing space in front of the stage. He carried them to the railing that separated the space from the seats.

"Where are you taking us?" Prometheus squirmed, her long legs kicking helplessly and her fists bouncing off Scarlet Moon's shield. "Let us go!"



"I take it things are about to get serious," said Juliana. "Good luck."



Another chord and the pair swung into the playground. Tempestas bounced off the indoor slide and landed next to a pulsing crystal, with a terminal attached.

"Get away from that!" Mr. Cuddles burst into the play area, plaster raining down around him. Princess stood on his shoulder, her face red and about to burst. "Or I'll stop playing."

"No," said Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon put Anklyana down next to the terminal.

"Anklyana, get a shield around yourself and the terminal, and we'll figure out how to disable the damn thing," said Generalissima.



Buzzsaw's thick belt snapped over and over and over again, alternating between Scarlet Moon's and Tempestas' upthrust, exposed buttocks. The would-be superheroes kicked and squealed with every stroke. Their hips wiggled. Their rapidly reddening rumps bobbled. Their limbs flailed madly. Scarlet Moon swung his head back and forth with every stroke, his hair flying out around him. Tempestas pounded her fists against the barricade, wailing and cursing in a manner most unbecoming of a superheroine.

Buzzsaw laughed maniacally. "This is incredible. I was hoping I'd get another chance to tan Glogirl's rump. Never thought I'd get to belt two straight arrows."

"Justice will prevail Buzzsaw," said Tempestas through her sniffles. She hiccuped. "Just you wait."

"Whatever you say snowflake." Buzzsaw pressed a thick paw against the small of Tempestas' back and lashed the heroine's elevated bottom. The belt landed two dozen times, though it was hard to keep track when Tempestas' shrieks obscured the snap of the belt.

"What about you?" Buzzsaw stepped behind Scarlet Moon and pressed a hand against the exposed small of his back. "Got anything heroic to say before I trash your ass?"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


Scarlet Moon grabbed Succubus' ankle, and lifted the villain into the air upside down. The woman's cape fell down and brushed against the floor, fully exposing a pair of big, firm, rounded orbs bursting out of a tiny thong.

"Kiss my ass!" snarled Succubus.

"I have a better idea." Scarlet Moon spanked the villain like a doctor spanking a newborn. Succubus squawked, swinging back and forth like a pendulum.



"I don't care," said Anklyana. Her hands closed into fists. She slammed a foot into the pavement, sending a small spiderweb of cracks across the pavement. "I put this stupid costume on to stop bullies, not submit to them."

"Sometimes you gotta submit to come out on top," said Generalissima

"Oh shut up. This was a disaster. How're we getting in there?"

"Let's fall back for a bit." Scarlet Moon wrapped an arm around Anklyana and zipped them up onto the scaffolding they'd hidden behind earlier.

"Scarlet Moon, that was an utter disaster," said the chief's voice over the PA. "Please refrain from getting involved any more. You're only making things worse."



Adrian snapped the spoon against Keiko's left cheek twice in rapid succession, one on top of the other.

Keiko squealed and bounced. Her legs lashed out, and glanced off a sudden flare of crimson light near Adrian's shin.

Adrian sucked in a breath, and glanced at Juliana. The two shared an anxious look.

Keiko didn't seem to notice, caught up as she was in her own misery. "Eight! Nine!"

"Alright, you're done." Adrian stepped away. He pulled his closet door open with a shaking hand. He put the spoon back on the shelf.



Adrian tapped just a hair of power, and swayed in a slow circle, his hips rocking in a fluid motion, offering up his backside to David's greedy gaze. A tingle spread through the pit of his stomach as he imagined his back, covered yet exposed by the tight shirt easing into view. He flexed a little, sending ripples across his muscular back. He bounced his bottom, and swayed the rest of the way around.

David stared.

"You know, it's January right?" asked Sam.

David snapped out of his ass-induced stupor and punched Sam in the arm. "Shut up you, you're ruining the moment!"



Lego tentacles snapped at Scarlet Moon. He ducked and whirled around them. Legos fired out of the creature like bullets. Scarlet Moon zigged and zagged. A fist blotted out the ceiling. Scarlet Moon dove forward. The fist smashed into the ground, missing his ankles by inches. He lashed a chord to the creature's wrist and sling-shotted around it, completing his lap before anyone could blink.

Tempestas flashed through the air and smashed feet first into the creature's chest. Legostopheles stepped backwards and toppled. Scarlet Moon's chord zipped back into his and he flung a scarlet sheet between the creature and the ground, shielding the petrified shoppers. Legostopheles struck the sheet and shattered.



"Good. Now that I know you understand why you're over my knee, we can start your punishment."

Adrian groaned and buried his face in his hands. God, his ass burned.




"No, that's not-oww!"

"Don't lie to me." The man picked up the tempo, making Juliana's naked cheeks ripple like a pond in a rainstorm. "My ankle hurts like a bitch because your friend can't control his temper. We weren't even keeping score for chrissake."

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry," wailed Juliana. "Please stop, it hurts."

"Yeah, you'd better be sorry," said the man. He landed some hard blows to her sitspots, and even a few smacks to her sensitive thighs. "I don't like being manipulated, you get me?"

"Yes, yes! Oww! I won't-oww-do it again! Yeowww!"

"Good." The man released Juliana, and let her stumble away, clutching at her stinging bottom. Then he turned towards Adrian, who took an anxious step back. "And now for you."



"I know. I know. You're a good boy. You're a good boy, and we love you deeply." Mama rocked Adrian gently back and forth, rubbing his back until Adrian had calmed down.



Buzzsaw's hand arced through the air, and struck Adrian's right cheek, sending a jolt of pain through his jeans to his curved bottom.

"Do you have any idea how much trouble you've caused me?" snarled Buzzsaw as she raised her hand a second time. "You were supposed to be an easy few bucks. You hand over your wallet, give me the keys to that tank-car of yours, and then go home and ask daddy to replace your shit. No muss, no fuss. Instead, you insult me, shoot me through the air, go galavanting through MY turf, beating up MY people, and forcing me to dirty my own hands bringing you down."

Buzzsaw's right hand struck Adrian's uplifted bottom with hard, heavy smacks. Her eyes bore into Adrian's.



And so it went for 30 minutes. Scarlet Moon periodically alternated between the paddle and strap, sometimes even switching between strokes. The heavy thud and sharp snap of the implements echoed throughout Silver's office, mingling with Succubus' pained howls.

By the end, Succubus had even started to sob a little.

"There," said Scarlet Moon, rotating her aching shoulder. "I think that's enough."

Silver clapped. "Wonderful, now for the police to conveniently-"

The door burst open and a dozen police officers charged in, particle beams drawn. Including, interestingly enough, blonde-haired female cop utterly lacking in pants. Instead, she wore standard issue police boots and a pair of lacy pink panties that left the lower third of her bottom exposed.

"Nobody move!"

"Called it," said Silver with a thin smile.

"She's all yours officers." Scarlet Moon bowed.

"There's a small panel of buttons on Silver's desk. The one in the top right corner opens the windows," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon reached over and pressed the button. Then he backflipped out of the opening window, and swung away.

"Did you see that?" crowed Scarlet Moon. "I actually beat that brat. Even surrounded by elite bodyguards, I still beat that brat. Oh, man that was satisfying."

"Yeah, I can't help but think we dodged a heck of a bullet there."

"Tell me about it. I'm heading home. See you soon."

"If you hurry, you should be able to get to class."



Adrian and Juliana returned home. Adrian went to his room and collapsed onto his bed, planning to lie there for five minutes, before starting some homework.

Three minutes later, he was asleep.



The bubble fell, and Scarlet Moon came face to face with Princess.

"Muahaha, I have defeated your pathetic friend Anklyana!"

Scarlet Moon leapt backwards and lashed a chord to the ceiling. He zipped up against the ceiling. Only then did he actually process what he saw.

First, Princess looked rather limp.

Second, the voice had sounded less like Princess, and more like a poor imitation.

Third, Anklyana clearly stood behind Princess, holding the woozy supervillain in front of her like a doll.

Fourth, Anklyana's giggles filled the play area.

"Fooled ya!" said Anklyana. "Apparently, the shock of going from All. Power. to No. Power knocked Princess senseless. I've mostly been sitting in my bubble, waiting for some kinda signal from you guys. Also, didn't know if she was gonna suddenly wake up and go crazy, so I was holding on to her in case."

"And since you were holding her anyway, you figured hey, might as well scare the crap out of the two of us," said Generalissima.

Anklyana grinned. "The look on SM's face was priceless."





Adrian pulled his jeans back up, hopping and mewling as they rubbed against his swollen backside.

The two snagged the next bus to campus, and rode home in silence. Every rough bounce sent Adrian's burning bottom into the air and smacking back down against the hard bus seat. He mewled and squirmed every time. His blush deepened every time someone glanced at his and looked away with a small smirk.

Once they got home, Adrian fled into his room, and threw himself onto his bed. He pulled off his jeans and buried his face into his pillow, sobbing and gingerly rubbing his blazing bottom.




The thug looked up at Scarlet Moon. She smiled, grabbed the chord, and pulled.

Scarlet Moon flipped over the edge of the building with a yelp, and plummeted towards the thug. Scarlet Moon snagged a window ledge with his free hand. The thug gave an extra vicious tug, the window ledge crumbled, and Scarlet Moon plummeted right into the thug's waiting arms.

The thug pivoted with Scarlet Moon's momentum, and flung him into the restaurant. The hero smashed through the greeter's podium and two tables, skidded across the top of the bar, and slammed into the big ol' wall of expensive drinks with a tinkling crash.

"Minion!" barked Succubus. "Be more careful. You just wasted thousands of dollars of delicious alcohol."



Prometheus collapsed. She rammed her fist against the pavement, yelped and shook her fist. "Dickbag! Stupid sack of overripe cantelope!"



"What is wrong with you?" Juliana stared aghast a Keiko. "How could you give up cookies?"

"Oatmeal raisin is the most foul breed of cookies to ever curse Mankind!" raged Keiko, shaking her fist to the sky. "They are an abomination! A blight! A mockery, a perversion of the True Cookies!"

"You are so weird," said Alexandra, a bit of a huff in her voice, her eyes once more glued to her phone.

"So. Is 80+ hot?" asked Keiko.

"80's about 26.6," said Juliana. She peeled a banana and started chomping.

Keiko threw her hands in the air. "Such heat is beyond the ken of mortal man. Imagine if I could but capture a fraction of it to take back to Toronto. There would I be viewed as unto a god. A dark, terrible god with the very power of the sun clenched in my fist! They would have no choice but to bow down and worship at my feet, or face my hot, fiery wrath! Muahahahahahahah!"



Adrian stood and wrapped Natalie in a tight hug. Natalie buried her face in Adrian's shoulder. Adrian held the tearful girl for a moment.



The woman's brow furrowed in confusion. She rolled her eyes. "Oh for-"

"No talking." Scarlet Moon shoved the fedora into the woman's mouth. "You'll just call your buddies."

He carried the woman to a nearby pile of thick rope.

The woman spat the fedora in Scarlet Moon's face. "Look, I don't know who you think you are, you dumb-"



"What?" Prometheus slowed.

"You're my third and fourth supervillains," said Scarlet Moon. "I'm your first superhero. Are you really just that good? Or am I letting you attack me?"

Prometheus cocked her head thoughtfully.

"Well, you know what happens to stubborn little snots." Prometheus extinguished her right fireball and grabbed Scarlet Moon's chin with slender fingers and sharp fingernails.

"Have to break through my shield first," said Scarlet Moon. "And then I won't be able to fight anyway."

"You'll still get your butt blistered."

"And you'll show all the world you can spank someone. How impressive."

Prometheus let out a disgusted sigh and released Scarlet Moon. "Fine. I know you're playing me. But whatever. Don't care about these pukes one way or the other."

Prometheus flung her hands out. The temperature in the arena dropped a few degrees. Streams of fire flew out of Prometheus' hands and scoured the great icy barriers blocking the arena's exits. The ice melted into great sheets of water that flew over the heads of the crowd and formed a dome around the stage.

The water froze and two great jets of fire swirled around Prometheus. She grinned, and her eyes sparked. "Your precious bystanders are bolting with their tails between their legs. Let's see what you can do."




"Thank you," said Juliana with a hint of exasperation.

"So, any ideas?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Umm, I don't know. Maybe like scare her or something?" said Juliana. "Like Batman. In a bright red outfit."



Juliana sighed. "I don't really want to go out tonight."

"Yeah, I heard Jezebel bragging at the tanning booths. Look, I got someone here wants to talk to you."

"Tell Sam to go away," said Juliana. She wiped her face. "I don't wanna-"

"It's not Sam you dummy. I told my mom what happened. I was thinking maybe she could help. She wanted to talk to you," said Alexandra.

"Um, OK." Juliana threw a hopeful, scared glance at Adrian, and pulled the door open.



The stuffed bear swept Scarlet Moon's feet out from under him, while Giraffalot kicked him, sending him skidding facedown across the floor. Tempestas landed face down on top of his crosswise.

"We just got our asses handed to us by a stuffed bear," said Tempestas. "So embarrassing."




Juliana perked up. She pulled Adrian back through the crowd, and eventually found the pair sitting at a table in the corner nursing drinks.

"That was fast," said Sam.

"Change of plan. Pull your chair away." Juliana leaned over Sam and bounced her jiggly breasts in his face.

Sam gave a bemused smiled. He reached around and swatted Juliana's bottom. "Pull your chair away please."

Juliana huffed. She stood sharply straight and crossed her arms under her breasts (pushing them up a little in the process).

Sam put his drink down and made a big show of rolling up his sleeve. He tried to look stern, but a twitching smirk rather ruined the effect.

"Pull your chair away please," said Juliana hastily.

Sam made circling motions with his finger.

Juliana huffed. She turned around and stuck her butt out. Sam swatted her four times, twice to each cheek. The smacks were not particularly hard, though Juliana made a big show of jumping and eeping each time, wiggling her bottom between swats.

Sam pulled his chair away from the table. He put a hand around Juliana's bent waist and pulled her into his lap.

She eeped. "Hey, this is my seduction!"

"Not anymore," said Sam. He nibbled on her ear. One hand rubbed Juliana's washboard stomach, while the other slipped between the slit in her dress and up her thigh. Juliana moaned and wiggled against his lap.

A hand closed over Adrian's and Adrian found himself wrapped in David's arms, his chest pressed against David's.

"No sense in letting them have all the fun," said David. His large, strong hands cupped Adrian's bottom, eliciting a gasp. He hoisted him up and put his on the table. His lips moved close to his and paused.



Scarlet Moon spanked Succubus for five minutes. Each stroke struck Succubus' bare, sensitive buttocks with enough force to ram the villain's hips into the hero's thigh. Succubus squealed, wiggled, and drummed her heels against the floor after each stroke. Her curvy red bottom rippled and bobbed beneath Scarlet Moon's palm.

"Alright, now--"

The door burst open and half a dozen police officers stormed in, stun guns raised.

"Nobody move!" barked one of the officers.

"Oh come on, I'm in the middle of something here," said Scarlet Moon.

"Release the suspect and back away," said the officer.

"And I was just getting started too." Scarlet Moon rolled Succubus off his knee. He bolted past the cops and out the door.




Prometheus sailed into the pool room, an obscuring cloud of steam rising around her. She swirled her flames into a steaming battering ram and flung it at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon zipped backwards. A gout of flame forced him to twist in midair, and the battering ram struck him in the gut.

He shrieked. The chord dissipated, and he plummetted into the pool.

Prometheus laughed scornfully. "This the best you can do Moon? I'm disappointed--"

A scarlet chord burst out of the water and lashed itself to Prometheus' chest. Prometheus yelped and grabbed the chord. It zipped into the pool, dragging the fiery villain with it.

Scarlet Moon kicked Prometheus in the chest, sending the woman sailing backwards through the water. The hero lashed another chord to her, yanked her back in range, and punched her in the face.

Prometheus tried to swim away, but a chord to the pool wall let Scarlet Moon zip past her, punch her in the kidney as he zipped past, swing around to cut her off, and punch her again.

Prometheus' eyes sparked, and the water started to boil. Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ceiling above the pool and zipped out of the water before it could cook him alive.

He hung from the roof gasping for air.

Prometheus pulled herself out of the water. She snarled and steam rose from her skin. "I really, really hate water."




"Eww, gross. He's my brother you moron."

"Like that would stop you."



"Alright, you can get up and make yourself decent," said Sam.

Adrian jumped off the back of the sofa and danced around the room, gently yet frantically rubbing his blazing bottom with one hand, and wiping his face with the other. After a few seconds of dancing, he took a deep breath, and pulled his jeans up and over his round ass. He whimpered as the cloth rubbed against his savaged skin.

Sam pulled Adrian into a warm hug.

"Hey now, you know I'm only doing this because I was worried right?" said Sam, ruffling Adrian's hair. "I've had friends who had to get their stomach pumped, friends who got into fights and got expelled, and friends who literally got lost in the middle of the night, because they lost track of time, lost track of how much they drank, or lost track of where they were. I just don't want the same to happen to you or Juliana. Or any of my charges. Also because your parents would probably beat me with a bat if you got hurt. A spiked bat. A spiked bat that's on fire."






"Oh hey, look isn't it that cop from Silver Tower?" whispered Juliana, pointing towards a treadmill. "The one who wasn't wearing any pants?"

Sure enough, Officer Bernice Chastain ran on it. She wore a tanktop and a pair of blue short shorts that showed off her muscular legs and tight bottom.

"Think she's an alumni?" asked Adrian.

"Maybe. Isn't there a professor of law here with the last name Chastain?"

Adrian shrugged.

"Well, whatever. Let's go warmup."

Adrian claimed a treadmill and ran a bit at a fairly easy pace to get warmed up. He took a swig of his water bottle and eyed the room. What to focus on today?



Generalissima smirked. "A little birdie told me David'll be there."

"So? He's my TA."

"Not for much longer."

"You're ridiculous."

"You're in denial."



"Oh come on, after all the time I spent on it?" said Juliana. "Show some pride, man!"

"Very good. Now, why don't you join your friend over my desk?"

"But won't that draw more attention to my bottom?"

"Frankly my dear, I don't think that's possible. Now less yakking and more bending."



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ceiling and zipped into the air. He swung towards the giant bear, ducking and flipping over whirling drones.

Princess smiled and clapped her hands together. "Ooh, aren't we ballsy? Mr. Cuddles, do me a favor and give Scarlet Moon a good spanking, would you?"

The bear's paw lashed out, way faster than anything that size had a right to.






Scarlet Moon dumped Princess on the bowling alley floor. The woman was completely inert. She said nothing, didn't move. Just glowed brighter and brighter. Scarlet Moon swung back into the bowling alley.

Anklyana came running just as the barrier surrounding Legostopheles collapsed. "Sorry, I--"

"Wrap Princess in a bubble," said Generalissima. "Scarlet Moon will hold Legostopheles off."

Scarlet Moon swung at the giant lego demon.



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to Legostopheles' chest and zipped at the creature. A blast of wind buffetted his back, shoving his forward. A tentacle lashed at the hero. Scarlet Moon flipped over it. A fist whipped towards the small crimson figure. He lashed a pair of chords into the creature's leg and zipped feet first into it. Legos flew in every direction.

Power surged into his legs and he sprinted up the creature's thigh. Little fists grew out of the creature's leg and torso. He flipped over some, and blasted others. A giant tentacle grew out of the creature's chest right in front of his. He lashed a chord to it and let it fling his into the air. An eye beam struck the creature in the face. A chord lashed to its neck and he smashed feet first into the creature's collarbone. He flicked a chord past the creature's right shoulder and sprinted along its left and onto its back. He snagged the other end of the chord with his other hand and pivoted. He planted his feet against the creature's back and shoved off. The chord went taut around the beast's neck. His eyes flared, and his knuckles turned white.




"Fine, whatever," said Juliana. "But you do want Dave to see you in that, right?"



Adrian strained, tried to imagine the cord growing, and growing and...

For a second, Adrian felt a bit of vertigo. He shook his head, and stepped back. His legs were hardly glowing at all.

"What?" Juliana followed Adrian's gaze. "So, you don't have any more glowy mojo? Oh dear."

There was a massive clattering of many booted feet on wooden boards. Adrian glanced over his shoulder, and saw a good half dozen hoodlums charge onto the roof.

"Yes, my minions, yes. Get them. Get them. Bring them before me. Fetch my cane. And my crop. And my hairbrush."

Shit shit shit shit.

"And my bathbrush."

Adrian snapped the cord back into his wrist.

"And my razor strop."

"What are you doing?" Juliana's voice rose into a panic. "They're coming! They're coming!"



Juliana shook her head. "That's not going to help any. City's too big, and you'll just tire yourself out. No, we might as well just go to the gym. It'll help me think. But first, you need to eat."



"Alright, fine." Tempestas swirled the winds around her.

Giraffalot pawed at the ground. It looked like it wanted to snort. Except it was a stuffed giraffe.

Scarlet Moon's power flowed into his feet. His legs tensed, and his knees bent ever so slightly.

The giraffe and Scarlet Moon charged. Winds slammed into his back. He leapt into the air. Power flowed into his fists and extended into a staff. His staff struck Sir Stuffins' torso while Sir Stuffins' pool noodle struck his in the belly.




"Not if I have anything to say about it. Now come on, have some fun."



Juliana shrugged. "Then just tease him until he goes crazy, takes you to his apartment and spends the night chastely talking programming with you, or whatever boring thing you want to do. Whatever."

"I mean, I'm not saying I'd necessarily have a problem with some heavy petting..."

"You do you. Just have fun with it. As for me, if I'm not bottom up and moaning by two am, it's gonna be the greatest failure of my life."



"Alright, alright," said the thug. "I'll tell you, I'll tell you. She's in the old Corbeau warehouse out on the east side of the docks."

"I knew it," hissed Scarlet Moon, clenching a fist in victory. "It's always a decrepit warehouse at the docks."

"Nyuck, nyuck," said Juliana. "Can't be right all the time. So what are we gonna do with this chick?"



Scarlet Moon leaned back against his hands, and a broad smile spread across his face.

"Yeah, I saw on the news. They're saying some scarlet man with a moon on his chest showed up and saved Alexandra before swinging off. Well, some news channels. Some claim you were in cahoots with Buzzsaw, and it was the good old GCPD who stopped you.

"Morons." Scarlet Moon's smile faded.

"Don't let it get to you. You'll always be pissing off or scaring somebody. Now, how'd it go?"

Scarlet Moon gave Juliana a quick runthrough.

"Hmm. We need to work on your breaking and entering skills."





Juliana sighed and facepalmed.

"Get up, and bend over the back of the couch," said Sam.

Juliana stood.

"Not you," said Sam. "Just him."

Juliana sat back down, looking relieved (and more than a little amused).

"Go to hell," said Adrian, crossing his arms over his chest and glaring at the door. "I'm going to stay out as long as I want, and you can't stop me."

Sam pulled open a drawer at the bottom of the desk and pulled out two implements: a thick, long-handled bathbrush, and a wide, heavy hairbrush. "You have a choice. You can bare your ass and bend it over the couch, in which case you get the hairbrush, or I can bare your ass, and bend it over the couch, in which case you get the bathbrush."

"What a choice," muttered Adrian.

"Do I need to treat you like a toddler?" asked Sam. "Because I can start counting if you want me to."



"That's the spirit," said Vanessa with a grin.



Buzzsaw unleashed a torrent of lightning fast strokes, making Adrian yelp and buck against the villain's hard knee. "But not so tired I can't still beat you into submission, you miserable shit!"

"You-oww!" wailed Adrian, wiggling and squirming beneath the leather. "I swear you'll pay-oww!"

"What are you gonna do?" snarled Buzzsaw as she landed a hideous stroke across Adrian's thighs. "Cry all over me?"



A cop cautiously poked her head in. "Is it, um safe?"

"They're both helpless as kittens." Scarlet Moon looked at the trashed stage. Speakers were shatered, there was a hole in the middle of the stage, and the drum had been reduced to kindling. He lashed a chord against the top of the dome. "I'm, uh, gonna get out of here before your boss comes in."

"Probably a good idea," said the cop. "You know, you're probably not going to hear a lot of this, but thanks."


"Officer Zoey!" The police chief stormed in, and the officer jumped. "Did I just hear you thanking this wretched vigilante?"

"Well, I..uh, it's not like we were going to be-yee!"

In the space it took Scarlet Moon to blink, the chief had the cop facedown over his knee, her pants around her knees, and her slightly-too-small panties around her thighs. His large hand struck her round, muscular bottom, eliciting a squeal.

"I...think I'll just go." Scarlet Moon zipped up towards the roof.

"The law will catch you one day, Scarlet Moon!" barked the chief, though his hand didn't slow, and his eyes didn't leave the bottom dancing across his knee.



Sir Stuffins slammed into the dome. The dome ruptured with a bang. Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot went rolling across the ground. Scarlet Moon collapsed. Small spots flickered across his vision.

Tempestas was next to him. "You OK?"



Scarlet Moon threw a bubble up around himself, Tempestas, Princesss, the giant teddy bear and the drones bearing down on them.

Tempestas took a deep, deep, deep breath. The air grew still. A complete silence descended over the mall. Scarlet Moon couldn't even hear his own breathing, which came hard, like he was trying to drink molasses. The tornado whirling above them had stopped.

Tempestas unleashed an ear-splitting shriek. Princess howled and clutched her ears. The giant teddy bear reeled. The drones whipped backwards, smashing into each other and the giant teddy bear. Scarlet Moon grabbed his own ears and fell to his knees. His vision narrowed to a point. The dome started to collapse. He gasped and turned his attention back to the dome, struggling to hold it against the sonic needles piercing his ears.

Finally, the shriek petered out. Tempestas sighed, and her eyes closed. She plummeted to the ground. Scarlet Moon caught her. Both the dome and Scarlet Moon collapsed.

Tempestas' eyes flickered open. She sucked in a gasp and sat up. She got about halfway before falling back on her back and groaning. When she spoke, her voice was hoarse and soft as a whisper. "Overdid it there. Did we win?"

Scarlet Moon glanced at the bear. It stood stock still. Fine cracks traced its chest and arms. As he watched, one arm collapsed under its own weight and smashed into the floor. He couldn't see Princess, but neither could he hear her.



Scarlet Moon lined up his hand with the exposed lower-half of the woman's right cheek.

Scarlet Moon landed three quick, stingy slaps to the woman's right cheek. The woman's not-quite-covered cheek bounced beneath the impact, while the crisp snap of hand striking bare skin echoed throughout the alley.

The woman growled, and tugged at her bonds.



Scarlet Moon tensed. Who could be trespassing on Silver's property like that? Some sort of new supervillain?

Scarlet Moon leapt over the figure and wrapped her in several scarlet chords. The woman went down with a yelp. Scarlet Moon landed at her head and grabbed her by the hair.



Juliana slapped her forehead. "Oye. Well, thanks to your awe-inspiring thinkmachine, I'm gonna get my bottom blistered not once tonight, but twice. And both times hard as all get out. Thanks for that."

"Maybe next time don't sneak me into a corporate fortress."

"I don't hear a bed creaking," called Alexandra. They heard the sound of another door opening and shutting.

Adrian and Juliana scrambled up onto the bed. Juliana flipped up her gown, grabbed a very worn stuffed bear on her bed and buried her face in it. Her back arched like a cat's and she pushed her dark, swollen buttocks as high as they'd go. Adrian pushed his jeans down to his knees, pushed his boxer briefs down to his thighs, grabbed Juliana's pillow and scrambled up onto the bed. He buried his face in the pillow and pushed his bare bottom up as high as he could.

The door opened and closed. There was a squeak of sneakers entering the room. A rhythmic thwack, like something thick and wooden slapping an open palm.

"Wonderful." Alexandra's voice was silky smooth, almost purring.

Adrian lifted his head and started to look over his shoulder, but long, strong fingers grabbed his french braid and pushed his face back down into the pillow.

"Uh-uh. Head down, ass up. That's how people get spanked in my world."



Several close calls later, Scarlet Moon and Bernice found themselves in a large spherical room covered in silver colored paneling.

"Looks like we're here." Scarlet Moon touched his ear. "Figured out how to do the thing yet?"

"I think so, though I don't think the PA is a good idea," said Juliana. "If I understand this right, we could seriously hurt people. You're going to need to lure Succubus in there."

"Wonderful. We need to lure Succubus here," said Scarlet Moon.

"Aw, heck that's easy," said Bernice. She walked back out into the hallway. "Yo, Succubus! You know what your momma told me last night, after I finished plowing her ass doggy style? She said you're an empty-headed, fat-ass skank with a neckbeard's fashion sense!"

"There's no way that's going to work," said Juliana.

"Excuse me?" said Succubus over the PA. "You think I have bad fashion? The cop who ran all over Silver Tower in nothing but her panties thinks I have bad fashion sense?"

"Hey that wasn't by choice," said Bernice. "Can't say the same about you. It'd be less tacky if you just ran around naked."

"I look gorgeous in this outfit," said Succubus. "And have you seen Scarlet Moon?"

"His costume's tacky too," said Bernice.

"Hey!" said Juliana. "I worked hard on that thing."



"You little brat!" Juliana raised her hand and took a menacing step towards Adrian, though her playful grin belied the menace. "That one's mine."

"Not my fault you weren't specific enough--oww!" A muffled smack echoed through the changing area. Adrian yelped and hopped away, shielding his bottom from Juliana.

"Come here, you need a few more." Juliana chased Adrian around the dressing area, giggling playfully, her hand leaving stinging blooms on Adrian's bottom.

"OK, OK I get it. I get it. You've called dibs on Sam."

"Better believe I have. I didn't spend an entire semester messing with him, just so that my kid brother could snatch him out from underneath me when I'm finally ready to make my move."

Adrian rolled his eyes. "I don't think you have to worry. Hard to compete with charms like yours."

Juliana grinned. "And don't you forget it. Now, let me get changed and we can head home. Still have time to get some heroing done before we let those two beefcakes sweep us to our hands and knees--I mean, off our feet."



"What kind of neanderthal do you take me for?" asked the man as the sharp crack of hard hand to bare flesh echoed across the beach.

Adrian cast a bemused look around. A few people were watching, but most had apparently rubber-necked enough for one day.

"A uh-oww-hot one?" asked Juliana.

"Flattery will get you nowhere." The man picked up the pace, making Juliana kick even more frantically.

"So I noticed," wailed Juliana.

"Now did you, or did you not push me?" asked the man as his flat hand struck the swell of Juliana's bobbing bottom.

"I pushed you, I pushed you," said Juliana.

"Good." The man released Juliana, who shot up and clutched her bottom, dancing rubbing and hissing. He grabbed her by the ear. "Now come along. We've only just gotten started."



When the beam faded, the lego demon's torso had been blastered to smithereens, but its legs still stood. Legos clacked, and the creature's torso reformed.



"Hey David, mind spotting me in between Sam's reps?" asked Adrian.

"No problem, I can spot you while Sam takes a break," said David, though his eyes didn't leave Sam. Once Sam finished, David walked over to Adrian's bench. "Natalie treating you well?

"Yeah." Adrian got into position. "She's a pretty good tutor."

Adrian powered through his first set, then went to the lockers to get a drink while David spotted Sam for his second.



Adrian returned to his room, fell onto his bed and passed out again.

His phone buzzed and he jerked awake. A message from Juliana. Ready.

Adrian returned to Juliana's room.

There were two school pictures up on the screen. One looked a lot like Prometheus without her mask, while the other looked like Poseidon.

Juliana crouched on the seat of her computer chair, her welted bottom still clad only in a g-string. She grinned and gestured to the screen. "Say hello to the twins Pauline and Leonard Chastain."

"Chastain? As in--"

"Officer Bernice Chastain." Juliana's grin turned wicked. "Looks like our cop friend has a few skeletons in her closet. Their father works at Nezerwallup, while their mother is head of Silver Ant's legal division. They're filthy rich--"

"And think the rules don't apply to them," said Adrian in a dark voice.

"Worse. These are the kinds of people who twist, distort, and rewrite the rules so that they don't apply to them," said Juliana. "Now, conveniently enough, Bernice isn't on duty today, and she likes to run parkour on her off days along Freedom Lane. Why don't you go pay her a visit?"



Adrian gathered the thin material in one hand, and gently pulled it up into Keiko's crack, all but fully exposing her chocolate little cheeks.

Keiko yelped. "What are you doing? Come on!"

"I could pull them down instead, if you'd like," said Adrian.

"No, that's fine," whimpered Keiko, anxiously wiggling her hips and twitching her feet.



Scarlet Moon threw the thug over his shoulder. He charged out of the copse, and leapt onto a nearby building. A few building hops later, he was standing above the cop car. He wrapped a cord around a nearby flagpole, and shimmied down the wall.

"Hey wait, come on," said the thug.

The cop below looked up, and her mouth fell open. The driver's side door opened, and a man peeked out. His mouth also fell open.



Adrian's eyes flicked over that voluminous rump.



"So um, a belt?" said Adrian as they entered the clothing store. "Aren't you, you know, worried about that backfiring? Do you like get a really thin and crappy one?"

Natalie laughed. "Oh no, of course not. I find him the nicest, thickest, most durable belt I can. He likes them intimidating."

"Why would you do that?"

Natalie shrugged. "It's hard to get in trouble when you spend all your time programming and playing video games. Besides, I'm not even sure he could spank me. I mean, he never so much as gave me a warning swat when he tried to get me to exercise and eat better and I ignored him. Might be he doesn't like being a hypocrite though. His diet isn't exactly great. He's got a soft spot for danishes."



Adrian approached the Megawater headquarters, teeth gnawing at his lower lip. He stopped at the door, took a deep breath, and walked in.

The foyer was empty save for a cute blonde in her early twenties and a few chairs along the wall. The woman looked up from her computer and opened her mouth to say something. She hunched over her keyboard, her fingers flying across the keys.

Adrian walked up to the counter. "Good afternoon."

The woman looked up and grinned. "Hello, and welcome to Megawaters, home of the super-awesomely-awesome cure-all of awesomeness. How can I help you today?"

"Hello. I've heard lots of great things about Megawaters from a friend of mine who attended your booth at the farmer's market. I was wondering if I could try a sample or something."

By the time Adrian finished, the woman was once more hunched over her computer, fingers flying.

Adrian cleared his throat.

The woman looked up and grinned. "Hello, and welcome to Megawaters, home of the super-awesomely-awesome cure-all of awesomeness. How can I help you today?"



"How about just Glow?" said Natalie.

Juliana rolled it over in her head. "Sure. Glow. Whatever. Anyway, they detect Glow. We need to put them around the mall, like pretty close around the mall. We could charge in and try to put them down in broad daylight. Might trigger a response from Princess, or piss off the police. We could try to start up negotiations with Princess. Probably won't make the chief do much more than grumble."

"It's his favorite thing to do anyway," said Natalie.

"Finally, we could, and by we I mean you, slip into the sewers, follow them under the mall, and plant the detectors there."

Natalie gagged. "That sounds beyond horrific."

"Yeah, but I can't see how the other two ideas could end well," said Juliana. "Lord knows what Princess might start doing to Tempestas if you attack directly. And you'll have to keep her talking a long time to get these laid out."



Scarlet Moon ran out into the street.

Sirens blared, and a spotlight shone in his face.

"This is the police! Surrender now!"

Scarlet Moon leapt into the air and snagged a faint chord around a nearby lamppost. He zipped straight up into the air. A stun beam struck his leg, numbing it through his weak, flickering shield.

He swung up onto a window ledge, leapt onto another, and hauled himself up onto the roof. He dimmed his forcefield, and with a grunt of effort, fired off a small scarlet orb to the northeast.

"There he goes!" shouted an officer below. "Squads two and four, follow him!"

Scarlet Moon half-limped, half-crawled to the far side of the roof, and slowly lowered himself down into the alley.

By the time he landed, feeling had mostly returned to his leg. It was a bit sore, but he could walk on it without a limp.



Scarlet Moon skidded onto his back as a pair of thugs swung stun batons at him. He rolled to the right, scrambled back onto his feet, and leapt over an unarmed Whistler who attempted to grab him.

Scarlet Moon arched his back, and a beam missed his by inches. He spun around a whistler's stun baton, only to get punched in the face. He staggered against the steel loading door.

A rather large man grabbed Scarlet Moon, bent him over his hip and whaled on his spandex-clad round ass with a large, callused palm.

With a snarl of frustration, Scarlet Moon grabbed the man's ankle and flung him off into the darkness of the warehouse. He ripped the steel door off its hinges, and tossed it at the Whistlers, sending them all scrambling. He backpedaled outside, where he had a bit more room to maneuver.



Scarlet Moon fired a short beam at Succubus, but Succubus was already twisting to the side, and snapping her whip at Scarlet Moon's face. Scarlet Moon raised his arm, and the whip wrapped around his forearm.

"Come to Mistress!" hissed Succubus, yanking back on the whip.

"No." Scarlet Moon took a step and snapped his arm backwards. Succubus stumbled forward, the whip flying from her hand. Scarlet Moon dashed forward and grabbed a handful of the supervillain's long, flowing black locks.

Scarlet Moon bent Succubus over a nearby table, and tossed her cape to the side, exposing the villain's firm, round, tanned bottom. He spanked Succubus with table-jarring smacks.

Succubus howled and bucked as her voluptuous bottom bounced beneath the heavy strokes. "Let go of me you duck-loving witch!"

"Not until your bottom is as red as my costume," said Scarlet Moon.

"We'll see about that," snarled Succubus.

A pair of arms wrapped around Scarlet Moon and dragged his away from Succubus. "Don't you dare lay a hand on Mistress!"

The other minion ran up and punched Scarlet Moon in the face, and uppercutted him in the belly. Scarlet Moon kicked the minion in the chest, sending her flying into Succubus. The minion holding Scarlet Moon pivoted and threw his through another table, sending the occupants diving for cover.

Scarlet Moon leapt to his feet and faced off against Succubus, who stood with her hands on her hips and her face beet red. Her whip once more hung loosely in one hand. Her minions flanked her, hands cocked and ready for a grapple.



Scarlet Moon spied a copse of trees a few blocks down. Looked like they started in an abandoned lot and grew up right against one of the office buildings.

"Naw, not if the burst is brief and weak. We're not talking powerful enough to put Buzzsaw through a wall, just powerful enough to give your jump a bit of a boost. Come on, what do you say? I'll bet it'll be awesome!"

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Some choices will be prepended with the name of a stat. In these cases, selecting that choice will increase the chosen stat by 1, and increase your energy by 5 points.

The first choice below will improve your speed by 1.

The second choice will improve your power by 1.



"Adrian, Adrian wake up."

Adrian groaned and rolled away from the voice.

Someone shook him.

"Go 'way."

His covers vanished.

"What the hell?" Adrian sat up and glared at Juliana, who stood in the middle of the room. He peered at the clock. "It's four o'clock in the morning."

"Come on. I know where Succubus is going next." Juliana grabbed Adrian and pulled him out of bed. "We don't have a lot of time."

Juliana slid into her computer chair. "Tomorrow, er today, at 8:00 am, Phillipa Silver is holding an event with the founders of the dozen or so startups she's giving Angel funds to. I think Succubus is going to crash their little party."

"How do you know?"




Scarlet Moon approached Succubus. He grabbed the supervillain by the hair, and switched places with her.

Succubus yelped, bending over to ease the pressure on her scalp. "You little--"

Scarlet Moon grabbed Succubus' hip and tossed the villain over his lap. The superhero flipped the woman's cape over her head to fully expose a tiny thong poking out of the top and bottom of a pair of curvy, protruding cheeks.

"Unhand me this instant, worm," said Succubus, squirming and kicking. "Minions, aid me!"

Scarlet Moon glared at the minions, who stayed put. He picked up the riding crop, and tapped it against Succubus' right cheek.



"Hey, Sam. How's real life?" asked David.

"It's good. Have you met Juliana?" Sam gestured to Juliana. "She's one of my wards, her and Adrian."

"It's a pleasure to finally meet you." David reached between the front seats. "Sam complains about you all the time."

Juliana took the hand. "Oh really?"

"Yeah. Apparently he caught you setting up a tripwire across his door?"

Juliana wiggled in her seat. "Well how was I supposed to know he got out of class early? Besides, I'm the victim here. He'll spank you for looking at him funny."

Sam sighed. "You were photobombing a picture with the dean."

"Like I knew that was the dean."

David gently elbowed Adrian. "So how many of these shenanigans does she draw you into?"



Juliana's smile faded. "Yeah, ok so not a great silver lining. We'll figure something out. But that's not all.I think I know what she wants."



"You're a asshole you know that? Owowowowo!"

Scarlet Moon cocked an eyebrow, but changed neither the tempo nor force of his swats.

It didn't take much longer for Prometheus to start to sob, her long, slender body bobbing with every heave and hiccup.

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, and stepped back to admire his handiwork. The villain's bottom was as red as her hair. it might have even been brighter than her shorts, though they'd been kicked off at some point, and Scarlet Moon couldn't see them anywhere.



Adrian ran for the exit.

"Why you little--"

Adrian skidded to a stop at the door and reached for the handle. Iron fingers latched onto his hair and yanked him back a step. A flat palm struck the seat of his jeans once, twice, three times.

Adrian yelped. He grabbed the fingers holding his hair with one hand, and tried to shield his bum with the other.

Melissa dragged Adrian back to the counter, swatting his






Bernice threw Adrian a glare that of pure. Unadulterated. Distilled. Murder.

"Well, I mean you did just make a very insensitive joke about my mother," said Natalie.

"It was an accident."

"I've never really liked 'your momma' jokes. Seem so lazy."

"It just kinda slipped out."

"And there was one year I got dad a belt, and it looked nice, but he didn't like it at all. Not that he told me until I pestered him. Just kinda stopped wearing it. Apparently, he didn't like the sound it made when it slipped from his belt loops. It didn't flow smoothly either. Kept getting caught. Really killed the intimidation he told me."

"Come on, Natalie. Adrian's just joking. Aren't you Adrian? Please?"



"If you'd just given me the damn car-" said Buzzsaw.

Adrian stalked over, put his hands on his hips, and glared down at Buzzsaw. "So we could walk home in the middle of the night? My friend was wearing heels, you jackass."




The girl crawled towards Jezebel, rubbing her boob. "Jez..."

"You incompetent boob! Assume the position!"

The girl groaned. She turned around and tucked her knees under her belly. She pushed her ass up into the air, and pressed her face into the matt.

Jezebel kneeled down and swatted the girl's naked bottom, making her groan and whine into the matt.

Juliana charged the girl with her hair tied to her wrist. The girl backpedaled and swiped her hand in front of her. Juliana caught the wrist, spun against the girl's chest like a dancer and shoved the first girl's panties into her mouth.

The girl's eyes widened, and she reached for the panties. Juliana reached around the girl and undid the clasp of her sports bra, letting it drop to the ground, rendering her completely naked. The third girl came up behind her. Juliana spun away, but the third girl's hands snapped out quick as thought and grabbed Juliana's long hair.

Juliana yelped and snapped her head back. The third girl twisted her shoulder to take the headbutt, and slipped her arms underneath Juliana's, pulling her into a full nelson.

"You're really fast," said Juliana with a grunt.

"You're nuts," said the girl.

"Yes, that's it. Hold her Janette. Strip her Jubilee, strip her!"

Jubilee, the girl who'd had her wrists tied behind her back, cautiously approached. She grabbed Juliana's shorts and pulled them off and over her feet, exposing her purple g-string for all the world to see. Juliana struggled against Janette's grip, but the taller woman held her firm.



"Ooh! When I--," said Princess

Someone ran out from behind a steel pillar. An emerald bubble formed over the second drone and the figure. Princess' voice cut off. The drone hovered unmoving. The figure carried a pole of some kind. They swung it and smashed the drone against the inside of the shield. The drone's propellers snapped and the drone crashed to the ground.

Both shields fell. The figure grabbed the shattered remnants of the drones and tossed them over the side. The figure approached Scarlet Moon, grasped him with gentle hands, and pulled him to his feet.



Scarlet Moon fell facefirst onto the stage.

"Aww poo, our audience left," said Prometheus.

Poseidon swirled some of the water into a whip and snapped it across Scarlet Moon's bottom. Scarlet Moon yelped and rolled onto his back, clutching at his damp, stinging cheeks.

"You got that right," said Prometheus. She put her hands on her hips. "Jerk stole our audience. Shoulda just stayed home and played video games."

Poseidon approached Scarlet Moon and grabbed his french braid. He dragged him to the edge of the stage, sat down, and pulled the superhero facedown over his lap.



A slender, catlike humanoid appeared in front of Anklyana. It let out an ear-splitting shriek. A foot lashed up and out, striking Anklyana in the chest and flinging her into the air. Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of chords to the cat-creature's shoulders and zipped feet first into the beast's feminine chest.

The catpeson grabbed Scarlet Moon's ankles and slammed him facefirst into the ground. Once. Twice. Three times. Concrete shattered wherever Scarlet Moon hit. It whipped him above its head and flung him through the door. Scarlet Moon sailed across the throughfare and smashed through the wall of the bowling alley. He hit the floor and skidded several feet.

"That's a catgirl," said Generalissima. "There is a catgirl hiding in an abandoned amusement park underneath the mall."

Scarlet Moon clutched the side of his head.



The steady pounding of his sneakers against the treadmill lulled him into the zone.

His thoughts turned over the fight last night with Prometheus and Poseidon. He'd beaten them once, but they'd vanished, gone wherever the hell Buzzsaw had gone, and that chilled him to the bone. What if he had to fight all three? What were they doing? Where the hell were they?

He should've been out there, searching day and night until he found them. What if they attacked again, while Adrian was stuck in class or at work? What if they hurt someone?

What did they want? Buzzsaw and Succubus had been obvious, but these two? Why attack a concert? Why pick a fight with him? What could they possibly gain?

"Come on Natalie." Juliana pulled Natalie towards one of the treadmills.

"But I don't wanna," said Natalie. "Look at Adrian. He looks miserable."




"Yeah, yeah I get it," said Alexandra. "You'd never rat out your sister blah blah blah. Well guess what. It doesn't matter. You know what kind of person my mother is? She's the kind of person you give a polite nod to while walking down the street to the nearest hotdog stand, because you've seen her around the office but never spoke to her, and the next time you see each other, she's asking when little Susie's gonna get her braces off."

Alexandra jabbed a finger in Adrian's chest. "She sees you once, she remembers you. And guess what. You're my roommate. You were here when she dropped off those cookies when I moved in. She's seen you. She'd recognize you, and even a dumbass, which my mother is not, would figure out how her newest intern's brother got inside the building."

Alexandra pivoted and jabbed a finger in Juliana's chest with enough force to knock her against the door. "And then you would get your curvy ass thrashed and tossed out on the sidewalk hard enough you'd skip like a flat rock across a pond. There goes your scholarship. There goes your education. There goes any hope you have of working in any field within telescope distance of Silver Ant Industries! Oh, and what she'd do to me! I vouched for you, you stupid little bint. I put my reputation on the line for your ungrateful, stupid, big. Fat. Ass! You know how hard I've worked to regain my mom's trust? Do you know what I've had to do after I--the point is, you almost got Adrian a criminal record, you almost got yourself blacklisted, and you almost shredded my mother's trust in me. And when my mother loses her trust in you, God Himself can't help you get it back."

Juliana blinked rapidly. She nibbled on a fingernail and stared down at her feet, which twisted and turned on the floor.



Adrian's vision vanished beneath a haze of red. There was a loud bzzzat! Adrian reeled. The worst of the red mist faded, and one of the hoodlums was nowhere to be seen.

The other two hoodlums skidded to a stop and stared at Adrian with wide eyes.

"Oh my god, you killed Kenny!" cried one of them, pointing at Adrian.

"You bastard!" cried the other, also pointing.

"My name's not Kenny, jackasses," said a voice from darkness in the back of the building.

"Aww, come on, haven't you ever seen South Park?"

"That show sucks. And only old people watch it anyway."


"Carmen is a psychotic, utterly unlikeable..."

"It's Cartman jackass. And that's the whole point!"

"Let's see if we can ease past them," said Juliana.

One of the thugs spun to face them. "Hey, where do you think you're going?"



"Lost? You didn't even fight." An undercurrent of amusement flowed beneath the woman's husky voice.



"Looks like you were right." Juliana's computer was opened to the Generica News website in the middle of a paused video. "Not long after the police picked her up, Succubus enchanted them and walked off. Looks like after a superhuman is defeated, they only lose their powers for a short time."

Adrian flopped down on Juliana's bed. "So in other words, a supervillain shows up, I beat them by the skin of my teeth, and fifteen minutes later they're on the street again."

"On the bright side, if they beat you, you won't be helpless for long," said Juliana with a smile.



"Have I got your attention?" asked the police officer. She released Vanessa, who rubbed her bottom.

All three nodded.

"Good. Now line up, drop your pants, and touch your toes." The officer removed her belt with a snap that made Adrian wince. The three girls blanched in sync.

Vanessa turned around and fumbled with her jean snap.

"But it's not my fault," said Curvy, stomping her foot. "My friend was being assaulted! I had to help her."

The police officer doubled the belt over, and snapped the two straps together. She raised a single eyebrow.

Vanessa pushed her jeans down to her ankles and touched her toes. Her large, firm bottom rounded, bursting out of a pair of lacy white panties that covered the top third of her pale bottom, and not much else.

"Ohh, just do as she says." Leggy stepped up next to Vanessa, and shot her a hot glare. She rolled her tights down to her knees, revealing a pert white bottom now clad only in a light-blue g-string. She put her hands on her knees, arched her back, and stuck her tanned mounds out. "You're gonna get your seat toasted anyway."



"Go to hell," Buzzsaw drummed her toes against the roof.

"No, I'm pretty sure I heard a sob." Adrian thrashed Buzzsaw's exposed bottom with swift strokes. "Guess we have to add lying to your ever-growing list of crimes."

Buzzsaw unleashed a sound somewhere between a growl and a sob.

"Ok, I know you're having fun, but I think it's time to go." Juliana appeared on Adrian's right, out of Buzzsaw's sight.

"The hell you been?" asked Adrian, the belt held aloft in mid-stroke.

"Around." Juliana grabbed Adrian's wrist. "Come on! I've slowed the Whistlers down some, but not a whole lot."

"Alright, alright." Adrian shoved Buzzsaw off his lap, and tossed the belt onto the thug's bright red ass. "Sorry about cutting things short. I'll send you a refund."

Buzzsaw curled into a ball, and turned a teary glare on Adrian. "I'm going to hunt you down and rip your spine out through your eyeballs."



Scarlet Moon slammed into Tempestas, and the two went down in a tangle of limbs.

"What the heck?" said Tempestas. "You were supposed to go low, while I went high!"

"That's stupid," said Scarlet Moon. "I'm the one who can swing around on magic ropes. You just jump a lot."

"I control the winds!"



Sir Stuffins wheeled around and charged the pair.

"Crap, move!" said Tempestas.

"Oww, careful you're lying on my hair."


Sir Stuffins' pool noodle struck Tempestas in the side. She skidded across the tile. Giraffalot's head swung down like a club and struck Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon went rolling and skidding across the tile.

"Stupid stuffed bear," said Tempestas. She jumped to her feet. Her eyes flared. "I'm gonna enjoy literally beating the stuffing out of you."



"Yes, whimper in fear," said Princess. "For today, you face the wrath of Princess the Pretty Powerful!"



"I don't know what I would do without you." Adrian slipped the heels on.

"Bumble through life as a walking fashion disaster most likely." Juliana circled Adrian again. "Oh yes. That looks great. I wouldn't be surprised if he drags you off to his apartment grunting like a caveman soon as he sees you."




Scarlet Moon dissipated his chord, and the trio plummetted, Vanessa screaming. Even Bernice started screaming. As soon as they were a few floors past, Scarlet Moon snapped a chord against the side of the shaft and smashed through another set of doors. The hallway on the other side was empty.

Scarlet Moon set his two charges down and wiped a forearm across his brow.



Adrian held a dark sports bra in one hand, and a pair of purple lycra shorty short-shorts in the other. He turned the shorts over in his hands. No way were these things going to cover his bottom. He slipped out of his pajamas and into a thong and the new outfit. He eyed himself in the mirror on the back of the door.

He poked his bare, somehow still soft belly. The sports bra mostly covered his breasts, so there was that, though it did squash them like sports bras did. Kinda uncomfortable. The shorts were as small as he'd feared. He turned around and eyed his behind in the mirror. His face colored. At least a third of his jiggly cheeks were exposed by the tight little shorts. And that was before he started running, or squatting or doing anything else that would make them rideup. Just the thought of flouncing around in this in front of David (or anyone really) made him want to crawl under the blankets.

On the bright side, superheroing had done wonders for his figure. Especially his bottom. The shorts really emphasized the fit curve of his cheeks.

He gnawed on his lower lip. David would surely enjoy the view. Like, maybe really enjoy the view.




"Your wish is my command."



Juliana reached into the car, and opened the glove compartment. She came out with a square leather paddle. She gestured to the hood of the car. "Bend over."



Juliana grinned mischievously. "She looks so good on that high horse. Wanna help me knock her off?"

"What did you have in mind?"

Juliana leaned forward and whispered her plan in Adrian's ear.

"There is no way that will work."

"Come on, it'll be fine. Everyone follows patterns. You just gotta find 'em, and exploit 'em."



Danielle Wilkins, the reporter from before, stood in front of a police van with a giant hole in it. "Not long after the police arrested Buzzsaw, the alleged leader of the vicious Whistler gang and the suspected mastermind behind-"

"Mastermind?" scoffed Adrian.

"Hush and listen," snapped Juliana.

"-firsthand how the alleged kidnapper sawed her way out of the van with her mohawk. It sounds ridiculous people of Generica, but it's true as multiple eye witnesses and video footage can testify."

The video cut away to a video of Buzzsaw hacking her way out of the moving van, and leaping onto the road at forty miles per hour. The supervillain dashed into a nearby alley.

Adrian's heart nearly stopped.

The video cut back to the newscaster. "This video was taken mere moments ago. Even as we speak, the police are spreading a dragnet over the city to find the self-styled Buzzsaw, but can they really handle someone who can cut solid steel with her hair?"

Juliana stopped the video, and gave Adrian a grave look.



Scarlet Moon wove his shield into a small pingpong paddle.

"What are you doing?" Generalissima looked over her shoulder. Her eyes widened. "No, no no. Come on please not that."

Scarlet Moon struck the peak of Generalissima's right cheek with the paddle.

Generalissima threw her head back and shrieked. Her thick buttock caved beneath the circular implement and bounced back into position as Scarlet Moon raised the paddle. "Oww oww oh oh that stings."

Scarlet Moon brought the paddle down on the peak of Generalissima's left cheek for the same effect.

"Owwowowowowow. Why does that stupid thing hurt so much?" wailed Generalissima.



"I suppose I could turn you over my knee, or bend you over a table or something..." Scarlet Moon battered Succubus' bottom, the scarlet paddle flashing from one cheek to the other. "But I think it'll be much more fun to stand here in the middle of the restaurant, you thrown over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes, giving you a scarlet moon of your very own."

Succubus kicked from the knee. Her bare thighs pressed against Scarlet Moon's torso, but she may have well been pressing against a wall. "Let go of me you cow!"

Scarlet Moon unleashed a flurry of swats to Succubus' right cheek, and then her left. The once mighty, now naughty villain squirmed kicked and howled.




Adrian's fingers tightened against the small of Natalie's back. His fingers left Natalie's hot cheeks and he picked up the hairbrush. Natalie tensed and she whimpered.

Adrian brought the brush down on Natalie's right cheek. He battered the girl's right buttock with hard and fast strokes. Natalie's panties rode up some with all her flailing, exposing pale, virgin skin. Adrian shifted his attention up, and quickly turned that pale skin bright red.

Natalie wailed. Her hips bucked, and her legs slid up and down the couch.

Adrian shifted his attention to the left cheek, and peppered the bobbing buttock hard and fast.

Natalie sobbed miserably. Her legs kicked madly.

Adrian put the hairbrush down and slid his hand up the curve of Natalie's molten bottom. Her bottom was a dark red. Adrian could practically see it throb.



Scarlet Moon gently lifted the woman off his knee, and set her down. "Relax, I'm not going to hurt you."

The woman twisted around and stared at Scarlet Moon like a cornered rabbit watching a wolf.

Scarlet Moon backed away, and turned away from the trio. "Are you following this?"

"Yeah. Normally I'd say she's faking it, but--"

"But they're not wearing masks, they're dressed for a ball, and they don't have superpowers." Scarlet Moon glanced back at the trio. "The other two look like they may have changed too."

Scarlet Moon barely made out the faint sound of drumming, as if Juliana were drumming her fingers against her desk. "Could we be dealing with possession, or mind control or something? Don't know if that's even possible, but we really don't know anything about whatever it is that lets you give the laws of physics a spanking."

Sirens split the night air.

"That's my cue. We can talk more about this later." Scarlet Moon ran out of the store and leapt into the cold night air.

For a few minutes, Scarlet Moon swung in silence.

"So, that was weird," said Juliana at last.



There was a squealing crunch, like metal getting twisted into a pretzel.

"Start the party bitches! Buzzsaw has arrived!"

Adrian and Juliana shared a horrified look. Juliana grabbed Adrian's shoulder and dragged him behind a large dune at the edge of the copse. The two crawled up the top, and peered over the edge.

At least a dozen Whistlers swarmed over the beach, rooting through purses, punching men who were a bit too macho for their own good, and making scary faces at terrified children.

Buzzsaw strode down the center of the beach, her mohawk glittering like rainbow-colored steel in the mid afternoon sun. Gone were the jeans and jacket. Instead, she wore a pair of jean shorts, and a tank top. Underneath the tank top was a mesh shirt liberally sprinkled with holes. For whatever weird ass reason, she was also wearing a pair of ragged rainbow socks. A spiked collar adorned her neck, and a matching spiked glove on one hand. On the other she wore a mesh glove. Both wrists sported spiked wristlets.

"Is that a supervillain outfit?" whispered Juliana. "Mary Mother of God, it's horrifying. It looks like she detonated a Hot Topic, and threw on whatever scraps were so hideous not even flame could eradicate them."



"You just got lucky. Should be you bent over getting your bottom heated. Owowowowo!"

Scarlet Moon cocked an eyebrow, but changed neither the tempo nor force of his swats.

It didn't take much longer for Poseidon to start to sob, his long, sleek body bobbing with every heave and hiccup.

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, and stepped back to admire his handiwork. The villain's bottom was as red as his companion's hair.



Adrian slipped on the swim trunks.




Tempestas put her hands on her hips. "I am Tempestas, Hurricane...Heroine?"

"Well, thanks for the assist, Tempestas," said Scarlet Moon. He rubbed his bottom and winced. "Supervillain spankings are never fun."

Tempestas adjusted her goggles. "Um, yeah. Sorry it took so long. I would've gotten here sooner, but I haven't really been on this side of town very often, and everything looks so different from rooftops, and it's been taking me a bit to get used to these goggles, and I thought I'd gotten the hang of my powers, but they keep getting stronger, and one of my gusts was too powerful, so I went flying over the roof I intended to land on, and through a thankfully open window and into some grouchy old lady's living room, who just so happened to be in the middle of brushing her grandchild's hair with a really large hairbrush, and yeah sure I could've run away, but I scared the crap out of the kid, broke some hokey little glass sculpture from some glass museum or other that the lady's late husband bought for her on their honeymoon, and I just kinda felt kind of bad about the whole thing."

"I see."

"And uh, you know sorry about letting the bad guys get away," said Tempestas, adjusting her goggles. "I uh don't really have that much experience with supervillains. I mean, there's that chick who controls paper, but I'm pretty sure she doesn't count. I mean, it's paper."



Natalie held a small, single-serve package of oreos in one hand, with one of the cookies halfway to her lips.

She saw Juliana, and threw the cookie into Vanessa's lap.

Vanessa squawked and leapt to her feet. "Natalie, what the heck? I don't even like oreos!"



"Relax tiger." The woman's palms slid up and down Scarlet Moon's his round buttocks, the soft flesh straining against his spandex outfit, the material stretched taught over his upthrust cheeks. "It'll only hurt a little."

Her hands lifted off Scarlet Moon's taut cheeks and snapped back down with a resounding crack. Scarlet Moon squealed. He tried to break free, but couldn't do much more than wiggle his bottom back and forth. The woman's palms simultaneously stung Scarlet Moon's upthrust, plump buttocks half a dozen times in rapid succession.

Scarlet Moon yelped. He twisted his wrists and flung a pair of chords at the thief, binding her arms to her side.

"Hmm," said the woman, though she didn't try to break free.

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, and pulled his legs free. His calves slowly slid across the woman's thighs, and out from underneath the woman's ample bottom. Scarlet Moon rolled onto his shins and eased to his feet. He slid sideways and backed up hastily, putting as much distance as he could between himself and the thief.

The woman smiled. She sat on her heels, her arms bound to her side, perfectly relaxed. Her emerald eyes, sparkling with amusement, locked on Scarlet Moon. "So, what now tiger?"



The lilacs made his head spin. The soft warmth of the woman's breasts against his spandex-clad skin filled his mind with fog.

The fingers holding Scarlet Moon's shoulders pushed and pulled, turning his around to face the desk he'd just slid across.

A gentle push pressed Scarlet Moon's thighs against the desk. One hand shifted to the center of his shoulder blades and eased Scarlet Moon over the desk. Scarlet Moon's legs locked. The desk was below waist-height, forcing Scarlet Moon to push his bottom up and out as his chest pressed against the flat surface. He turned his head sideways, his cheek pressing against the cool faux wood. His tightly-clad cheeks clenched and unclenched, rippling in the shadowy moonlight. The hand slid ever so lightly up Scarlet Moon's neck. Long fingers wrapped themselves in his french braid. She tugged firmly, not hard enough to hurt, but hard enough to dissuade resistance. Scarlet Moon gasped as his head was lifted off the table. His back arched, further pushing his bottom into the air.

"A tiny kitten, hissing when you reach for him, purring when you pick him up." The voice started over Scarlet Moon's bottom, and slid lower with each syllable, ending next to his ear. Hips pressed against Scarlet Moon's upthrust bottom, and a warm, pillowy chest slid across his back.

The woman's breasts pulled away, leaving Scarlet Moon's skin tingling with memory of their soft warmth. A leather-clad palm rubbed Scarlet Moon's right cheek, sending little sparks dancing across Scarlet Moon's skin, even through the spandex. "A kitten in desperate need of training."




Scarlet Moon leaned over the Whistler. "I kicked the crap out of Buzzsaw. Absolutely humiliated her in front of her minions. Proved that no matter how strong she gets, she is still nothing more than a two-bit thug. Don't you think she is going to want some payback? To prove once and for all that not even the little shit who kicked her ass all over the business park can stand up to the Buzzsaw?"



Leopard's lips turned up in a smirk. "You've got quite the mouth on you, don't you? Someone oughta wash it out."



"That's one," said Sam. The brush swung back and snapped forward and cracked against Adrian's left cheek. "That's two. And keep your ass relaxed!"

"It's hard," said Adrian.

"I know. But it's for the best. Trust me," said Sam. The hairbrush thwacked Adrian's right sitspot, unleashing a hot wave of pain. "That's three."

The hairbrush swung up, and caught the underside of Adrian's jumping left cheek. "Four."

Adrian wiggled his hips, and his toes curled.

"Stay still. Hard to aim with you squirming around like that," said Sam. The hairbrush bit into the fleshiest part of Adrian's plump right cheek. "That's five."



Scarlet Moon struck Princess in the chest with a beam.




"Alright you." Scarlet Moon reached down and lifted the brunette into the air. "I think it's time someone taught you some manners."

The woman narrowed one eye, and grunted something almost coherent.



The spring sprang, and Buzzsaw flew back through the arena.

Scarlet Moon sagged against the barricade.

"Come on lady, things are finally moving." The man grabbed the woman and pulled her away.

"I'm sorry," said the woman as she left. "Thank you."

Scarlet Moon smiled.

Buzzsaw charged out of the arena, red-faced. "Alright, the bitch's got a second wind-"

A gale whipped through the air, and flung Buzzsaw back into the arena.

Tempestas landed between Scarlet Moon and Buzzsaw. "You have no idea."

Buzzsaw charged out of the arena. Again. "Out of the way snowflake."

"Make me."

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and threw his shield back up.

Two minutes later, Buzzsaw had Tempestas bent over her knee, her spandex pants around her ankles, and her buttocks, rudely exposed by a tiny white g-string, thrust up into the air. Buzzsaw's thick hand clapped against the woman's round, tight little bottom, making it bounce and wobble. Tempestas squirmed and yelped.

Scarlet Moon glanced over his shoulder. The crowd had dispersed to the far side of the parking lot and beyond.



Scarlet Moon zipped past the lip of the roof, flinging himself into the air.

Anklyana shrieked at the top of her lungs and would have choked Scarlet Moon out, if it weren't for his forcefield.

Unfortunately, the shield didn't do much to protect his ears.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a billboard and cut hard right. Anklyana sucked in a breath.



The door opened into a hallway space with two doors on either side, and a door at the far end. Adrian could make out Juliana's singsong voice and another silky murmur from the far door. Adrian tried the left door.

Janitor's closet.

The right door opened into a small office with a cluttered desk and a laptop of some kind or other. As Adrian entered the office, a flurry of sharp smacks erupted from the front office intermingled with Juliana's high-pitched yelps.

Adrian smirked. He plugged the drive into the laptop's USB port. The Ubuntu login screen appeared.

The smacks stopped, and Adrian froze. They resumed shortly, only now it was the much sharper snap of leather against bare skin. Juliana's yelps rose in pitch and volume.

While waiting for the virus to finish, Adrian did a quick search of the room. He didn't find anything interesting, save a small black book in one of the drawers. Adrian cracked it open.

It appeared to be some sort of ledger filled with financial information and other sundry notes. There might be something juicy in there, but Adrian had neither the expertise nor the time to search through it.




A gentle snowfall of stuffing wafted around Scarlet Moon.

"You killed Sir Stuffins and his loyal steed Giraffalot!" wailed Princess over the PA. "I thought heroes weren't supposed to kill! Seems like you need to be PUNISHED!"

"Yo momma needs to be punished!" said Tempestas, shaking her fist at the villain.



The two entered the dorm building. The door to the resident office swung open. Sam stood in the doorway, looking less than happy.

Samuel Samson was a few years older than Adrian and Juliana, being a junior. He had long, toned legs, a fairly large, muscular bottom, washboard stomach, and a lean, toned chest and arms. He had short brown hair, and large brown eyes (currently narrowed). He wore a pair of fitted blue pajama pants, and a tight undershirt that managed to walk the line between comfortable and flattering.

Sam glanced down at his watch. "It's twelve-thirty in the morning. Where have you two been?"

Juliana stepped up to Sam, and gave him a winning smile. "Well-"

Sam took Juliana's arm, spun her around, and gave her bottom a few sharp smacks, her ample bottom roiling under her tight dress. "Not from you. I want to hear from Adrian."

"Oww!" Juliana hopped out of his reach and clutched her round bottom. "Why can't I answer?"

"Because you're a fast-talking charmer," said Sam. "And it is way too late for me to parse your bullshit."

Juliana crossed her arms over her ample chest and pouted.



"Christ you people are worse than useless." The police chief came out of nowhere and grabbed Tempestas. He smacked her swollen bottom with his large hand. "Not only do you completely trash the place, and put countless bystanders at risk, but you can't even stop the criminals! If you were on my force--"

Tempestas stomped on the chief's foot. The chief cried out and danced away, clutching at his foot.

Tempestas stumbled away. She jumped, and a light breeze wafted across Scarlet Moon's hair. It was barely more than a tickle, and nowhere near strong enough to lift the heroine.

Scarlet Moon grabbed Tempestas and lashed a flickering chord against the arena. He zipped the two up onto the roof. Once there, Tempestas fell to her knees, clutching her bottom. Scarlet Moon paced back and forth, rubbing his own scorched bottom.

"Idiot," said Tempestas. "I told you to disperse the crowd, not help me fight."

"You obviously needed it," said Scarlet Moon. "Buzzsaw would have beaten you inside of ten minutes."

"That's ten minutes you could have spent getting people to safety." Tempestas pushed herself back to her feet and yanked her spandex back up. Her mouth formed an "o." "Look you'd better learn real fast, this isn't about stopping supervillains, it's about protecting people."

Tempestas ran for the edge of the roof and leapt off, a gust of wind propelling her away.



Eventually, they circled back around to the central open space with the giant christmas tree. A christmas tree that had miracously survived all the superhero shenanigans.

Mr. Cuddles put the two on the ground. Tempestas fell to her hands and knees, one hand back and rubbing her bottom. Scarlet Moon danced in circles around her, rubbing his bottom and mewling.

"Now, my dearly beloved toys, bind them, and bring them before my throne, so that they may kiss my feet and swear fealty to Princess!"

Tempestas pushed herself to her feet and snagged Scarlet Moon. "Pull yourself together boy, we've got trouble!"

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and wiped his tear-filled eyes. An army of toys advanced on the two. Scarlet Moon backed up until his back pressed against Tempestas'.




Adrian arced through the air, far farther than any normal human. The two hoodlums standing in front of the car cried out. Adrian pulled the glow back into his hand, and flung a cord out at the lightpost.

It flew, it flew, it started to stretch, it started to go taut-

It wrapped around the head of the lightpost! Adrian swung down towards the car. He lifted his feet up to keep from slamming them into the concrete. One hoodlum dove out of the way. The other got kicked in the chest with enough force to send her rolling across the hood. Adrian drew some of the cord back into his glow, lifting them just enough to clear the hood of the car.

The two hit the apex of their swing, and started to swing back. The particle stunner whined half a dozen times more in rapid succession, followed by a crow of victory from Juliana. Twice more they swung back and forth. The cord unwrapped, and snapped back into Adrian's glow, even as it flew down to his feet to cushion the landing. He hit the ground hard, and fell to his knees.

"Come on, let's go!" cried Juliana. She stumbled free of Adrian's grasp, chucked the stunner into the night, and yanked open the driver side doors.

The stunner exploded.

Adrian pushed himself back to his feet, and stumbled into the backseat of the car.

Juliana started the car, reversed away from the light pole, and sped into the night with tires squealing.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Adrian has learned Scarlet Cords.

Scarlet Cords allows Adrian to start swinging through the air, Spider-Man style. It increases his speed by strength/2, and increases attrition by 2. Scarlet Cords also grants Adrian a free attack on the enemy with the highest energy when he recovers from Away.

An important thing to note: When a power modifiers statistic x based on statistic y, it uses the value of y at the time the power is used. If you use Scarlet Fists to increase your strength, then use Scarlet Cords, then cancel Scarlet Fists Scarlet Cords will not become less effective even though Adrian's strength has gone back down to normal.




"Sure you were." Tempestas picked up the pace, her hand blurring as it peppered Scarlet Moon's round and shaking spandex-wrapped buttocks.

Scarlet Moon wailed and drummed his toes against the dirt. "You suck! You hear me? Worst superheroine ever! Oww! Oww! Oww!"

Tempestas whaled away on Scarlet Moon's blazing bottom.




"Sure, sure, I'll tell you whatever, just-"

"What's the fastest way to get out of here?"

The hoodlum gnawed on her lower lip. "Through the door?"

"I meant out of this damned district and away from you Whistlers or whatever." Adrian gave the Whistler a shake.

"Ok, ok," said the hoodlum. "Umm, well, there's a big ol' factory north, uh, northeast of here a bit. Two stories. There's a couple of wooden boards across the tops of the roofs. Can run across them to the edge of the park. All the buildings got fire escapes, too."

"Cool." Adrian tossed the hoodlum on top of her buddy.

Juliana came out of the shadows. "Come on, we've dawdled too long. If Buzzsaw is halfway competent, she's probably got her minions checking in regularly. These two will be missed soon."



"Hey." The blonde man stumbled backwards and tripped over a large canister full of fancy beach umbrellas. The canister crushed a sandcastle that had just been completed by several cherubic children. Their faces contorted and they began to bawl. A mother hurried around the canister to tend to them. The father did the same thing around the other side and the two collided.

The father stumbled backwards and smacked into a gaggle of teenage girls, who all scattered like bowling pins. One of them tripped over a man reading a book and knocked over a cooler full of beer. A particularly high strung miniature pinscher, startled by the sudden crash bolted around behind its owner's legs, wrapping the leash around him. The owner cursed, stumbled, and grabbed his wife's shoulder. The wife, caught off guard by the sudden weight, toppled over.

A buxom yet thin waitress clad in a small teal thong bikini rushed past. She had time to form a small "o" with her mouth before she tripped over the woman and spilled a whole tray full of drinks all over Alexandra.



There was a great KATHOOM, and a massive beam blew the hatch off its hinges and slammed it into Succubus with enough force to send her through the ceiling.

"Of course not." Silver leaned against her desk. "You're nowhere near competent enough."

There was a clatter above, and the hatch fell out of the ceiling and slammed into the floor. Succubus landed on top of it.




"Let's not get ahead of ourselves," said Juliana with a playful swat to the super behind. "Let's talk a little before you rush to save the day."


"Stop fussing. It was hardly a smack." Juliana wheeled her chair to her computer. "I've got a few ideas on where Buzzsaw might be hiding."

"Decrepit warehouse at the docks?"

Juliana laughed. "Don't be silly. I'll bet they're in an abandoned office building in a nondescript office park."

Adrian's stomach sank. "Oh."

Juliana grinned and rubbed her hands together maniacally. "Yes. It was there that you had your first fateful confrontation with Buzzsaw, and it is there that you shall have your final. Confrontation with Buzzsaw I mean."



Scarlet Moon leapt up and over the SWAT team.



"Now you're talking my language." Tempestas grin widened.

"Your mom's talking my language," said Scarlet Moon, shifting the sack on his shoulder. "Keep my ass clean will ya?"



Juliana stood in the middle of the common room with her arms crossed and her foot tapping. Her washboard midriff peeked out from underneath a tight v-necked green half-shirt that exposed the tops of her soft breasts. She also wore a white ruffly skirt that only went halfway to her knees.

"Finally," she said. "What were you doing, reading War and Peace?"



Adrian shimmied his pants down to his ankles with shaking hands. His slender hips rocked back and forth as he inched them down. His curvy bottom burst free of the jeans, his slender buttocks straining against his boxer briefs.

"Bend over slightly and put your hands on the whiteboard."

Adrian supressed a whimper. He stuck his exposed butt out and pressed his hands against the whiteboard. His legs shook. His bottom clenched and unclenched, making his round mounds wobble.

David stepped up next to him and pressed his hand against the small of his back. He squeezed his eyes shut. He tapped the paddle against his right cheek.

David struck. A sharp sting bloomed in his right cheek. Adrian bit his lower lip. The paddle snapped back and struck his left cheek, leaving behind a matching sting. Adrian sucked in a breath. His round bottom caved and bounced beneath the stiff leather.

David popped Adrian's jumping butt with strong, sharp strokes. The pace was steady. Methodical. Endless. Adrian's hips rocked back and forth, making his plump buttocks bounce even more. He squeaked and yipped, louder and louder with each pop.

A particularly nasty stroke caught the undercurve of his right cheek. Adrian yelped and twisted away from the whiteboard. His hand snapped back to shield his bottom.



Adrian headed for an empty bench press and started putting weights on the bar.




"Yup. Mind walking with me back to my office? Another class is coming in after this, I think." David shoved the tests belonging to students who hadn't bothered to show up back into his backpack. He slung it over his shoulder and led the way out.

The two walked up the spiral stairs in the middle of the building.

"Are you doing alright?" asked David. "You started out as one of my best students, but you've been flailing hard the past few weeks."

Hard to focus when you spend most evenings trying to find a lunatic with steel-sharp hair, and the rest having nightmares about glowing red eyes.



A wave of gasps washed through the onlookers as Buzzsaw arced towards the fleeing figure. The villain landed in front of Alexandra and spun to face her. "Boo."

Alexandra yelped and skidded to a stop, landing hard on her bruised ass.

Buzzsaw guffawed. She grabbed Alexandra and flung her over her shoulder. She landed two heavy blows to Alexandra's ass, making the girl howl. "For trying to run away."

Buzzsaw put her fingers to lips and let out a single, piercing whistle. "Time to go folks!"

Alexandra looked at Adrian and Juliana, her face pale, and her tear-filled eyes wide as saucers. She reached out to Juliana and Adrian, but Buzzsaw leapt again, and the two rocketed away. The Whistlers left, as raucous and destructive as when they came.

"Well, that was a thing," said Juliana. She grabbed Adrian's hand and pulled him to his feet. "You have to go after her."



Great! Now, I wonder if Natalie is on...

Adrian scrambled off the couch and ran for Natalie's door. He skidded to a halt outside and pounded on the door.

"Fudged the truth a bit?" asked Juliana.



"Fine," said Prometheus, sounding like a teenager being made to eat her broccoli. She held out her hands. The flames arced over the crowd and licked the icy barriers, melting them into great sheets of water that flowed over the crowd and formed a bubble around the arena. The ice froze into a great dome, and two great flame serpents wove around the slender villain. "Now, let's rumble!"

Prometheus flung out her hands, and the two flaming serpents flew towards Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon wrapped a chord around Poseidon's waist and zipped him into his arms just before the serpents struck.

Poseidon cried out, and steam arose around the two.

"Poseidon!" cried Prometheus. "Look at what you made me do you bastard!"

"I'm bone dry," cried Poseidon.

Scarlet Moon swung past Prometheus and flung Poseidon into her arms. He dissipated the chord, spun in midair and landed facing the pair.




"Fine," said Juliana with a sigh. "Just sit back and watch. You might learn something!"

The game continued without incident, until the volleyball hit the sand close to the line in Juliana's zone.

The other side whooped and clapped. The man with whom Vanessa had originally spoken held out his hands for the ball.

Juliana crossed her arms over her ample chest and cocked a hip. "Dunno what you're all excited about. That wasn't your point."

The man frowned, and cocked his head. "You sure? It looked like it was in from here."

"Come take a look," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon crossed his fists in front of him and flared his shield. The fireball erupted around him.




The next few hours passed in a blur. At first, Adrian scurried after Vanessa. That earned him a few swats: he was expected to walk with poise and grace. After that, he did his best to glide after Vanessa, paying careful attention to how Vanessa greeted each table, how Vanessa phrased each question, and the order Vanessa asked each question.

Vanessa had him wait a few tables. Despite his best efforts, it seemed like he got swats every time. One time for interrupting a customer with a helpful suggestion. Another time for forgetting to pick up some almost empty glasses that needed refilling. A third time for writing too much in his notepad. A fourth for forgetting to ask a customer for their second side.

By eight o'clock Adrian's bottom was quite sore, and he groaned as he stuck his butt out for two sharp swats for setting a customer's plate in front of his wife by accident.

"How about next time, you write the orders in your pad clockwise. So the top entry is the left customer in the aisle, the next entry is next to them and so on around the table. You can just set the plates down in the order you wrote them down," said Vanessa after giving him two swats. "No thinking, no confusion, no nothing."



The two returned to the abandoned amusement center.

"Over there," said Generalissima. "The really big doorway. Looks like it goes into a play area or something."



"Well good morning to you too," said Juliana through the door. She sounded mildly amused.

"Well it's morning at least."

"So you feeling any better?" asked Juliana. "You slept like all day yesterday."

"The hell you talking about?" asked Adrian, rubbing the sleep from his eyes.

"A nurse from the campus medical center came by, said you had a 24 hour virus or something."

"Oh. Well, I'm fine." Adrian stood and stretched. "In fact, I feel great-oh!"

"Can I come in?" said Juliana. "I want to talk. In private."

"Fine whatever, but first I gotta pee like you wouldn't believe." Adrian jerked open the door.

"Understandable," said Juliana as Adrian bolted past her and made a beeline for the bathroom.



Vanessa hopped up on her toes and mewled. "No ma'am."

"And why not?" Mrs. Rossi's hand thwacked Vanessa's left cheek, right beneath the bright red handprint.

"Because I forgot to tell him ma'am," said Vanessa.

"Indeed." Mrs. Rossi popped Vanessa's right cheek three times in rapid succession, making the pale mound wobble. "He could have walked right into some swats because of you. That's not being a particularly good mentor is it?"

"No ma'am," said Vanessa.

Mrs. Rossi popped Vanessa's left cheek three times in quick succession. Vanessa wiggled her hips and squealed. "Indeed. You are supposed to make sure that he learns how to serve our guests with poise and dignity, to give them service to match the food. Am I making myself clear?"

"Yes ma'am," said Vanessa.

"Good." Mrs. Rossi's hand moved methodically back and forth, striking each cheek with hard, loud smacks, and she didn't stop until Vanessa's bottom was bright red from top to bottom. "Now straighten, and show Adrian to the employee's lounge where he can leave his bag."



Scarlet Moon's shield died. He tried to lash a chord to a pillar to escape, but the chord flickered and died before it'd gone halfway. His vision darkened and he fell to one knee.

The winds swirling through the mall died down. Tempestas lay on the other side of Legostopheles, clutching her head and groaning.

"Yes!" crowed Princess. "See, no mere mortal can stand against the terrible might of the Great Legostopheles! Not even the great Scarlet Moon!"




Scarlet Moon clocked Princess in the jaw.

"Oww! You big meanie, that's my face!" Princess kicked Scarlet Moon in the nose. Scarlet Moon didn't feel it. The villain literally hit like a little girl. An action figure smashed into Scarlet Moon's shoulder hard enough to shatter.

Scarlet Moon fired a beam into Princess' face.

"Oww! What do you have against my face?" A drone slammed into Scarlet Moon between the shoulder blades and sent him skidding facefirst across the mall floor.

Scarlet Moon rolled around and fired another beam into Princess' face.






Succubus snapped her whip at Scarlet Moon, wrapping it around Scarlet Moon's waist. Her eyes flared with red-purple light. Her voice took on a melodic quality. "You've been very a naughty boy Scarlet Moon. Time to bend over and take your medicine."

The whip shuddered, and Scarlet Moon felt a nearly overpowering sense of shame. He took a slow step forward.

Such a naughty, naughty boy.

Another step.

How could he have been so very very naughty.

A faster step.

What he needed was to bend over and take a good hard licking from the Mistress.

Scarlet Moon stood directly in front of Succubus, who grinned widely.




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Buzzsaw leapt at Scarlet Moon. She rammed her fist through the crate Scarlet Moon was laying on and hurled it at a pillar.

"Woah!" Scarlet Moon snapped a chord around a nearby rafter and leapt off the box.

Buzzsaw sailed out of the dimness, and punched Scarlet Moon in the chest, sending him smashing through the pillar, through another crate wall, and into a third.

Scarlet Moon stumbled out of the smashed crates, transistors spilling out all around him. Buzzsaw's chain wrapped around his torso and yanked him into Buzzsaw's grip.

Buzzsaw grinned. "Think I'm stupid do you?"

"How much of that was an act?" asked Scarlet Moon, straining against Buzzsaw's grip.

"Wouldn't you like to know." Buzzsaw's head snapped down, his razor-sharp Mohawk arcing towards Scarlet Moon's head.

Scarlet Moon's shield flared and the razor-sharp hair halted. At first. The mohawk inched closer and closer to Scarlet Moon's head.

Buzzsaw's face twisted into a rictus grin. "You're mine Globoy."



"Maybe someday I'll hit you with that stupid thing," said Generalissima.

"I find that highly unlikely," said Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon struck Generalissima's right cheek, making the girl flop and howl. "It's my superpower remember?"




The man grabbed Adrian by the ear and walked him towards the wooded area. He pushed Adrian over a stump, forcing him to push his lightly clad cheeks into the air. He whaled on Adrian's firm butt with a weight-lifter's callused hand, his thin bottoms barely protecting him.

Adrian desperately wanted to try to raise that crazy crimson shield of his, but he dared not. Who knew how the guy would react if Adrian suddenly started glowing.

After several minutes of vigorous spanking that left Adrian sobbing and red-bottomed, the man released his hold on him.

He jumped up and rubbed his sore ass, half-expecting the man to push him back over for breaking position. But the man ignored him and walked over to a nearby tree. He broke off a large switch a good half-inch in diameter and two feet long, and gave it a few practice swings.



Once in the locker room, the two stripped out of their sweatpants and shirts.

"That sounds like a bad thing," said Adrian.

"Well, fine. Only sway when he's not using heavy equipment."

Juliana had gotten a new gym outfit. A very...minimal gym outfit: a yellow sports bra that compressed but pushed up her generous breasts and a very short pair of skintight green lycra shorts. The shorts showed off every curve of her generous bottom, and even exposed almost a third of soft cheek. Slightly reddened cheek.



Scarlet Moon grabbed Vanessa and pulled her off Bernice. "Get ahold of yourself girl!"

"I know you're up there. Come down where we can see you," said the leader, her rifle rock steady and pointed in the general direction of the heroine. "I won't ask a second time."

Scarlet Moon growled in disgust. He grabbed Bernice in his other hand, and leapt down into the room. "Just Scarlet Moon and a pair of children."

"Pretty sure I'm older than you," said Bernice.

"Then start acting like it."

The guard's gun didn't waver. "Names. Now."

"Officer Bernice Chastain, GCPD," said Bernice.

"Vanessa Vaine, I'm a, uh, a waitress for Miss Rossi at the Pink Pantry," said Vanessa.

Scarlet Moon struck a heroic pose.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Think the particle guns were Silver Ant's first commercial use of these crystals," said Generalissima. "Pretty sure they're tied to our powers. Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we've found our battery."

"So, um what do we do with it?" asked Anklyana.

"Not a clue," said Generalissima. "Try approaching that terminal. Looks like it's got a keyboard."

Anklyana creeped up next to the keyboard and reached out with a shaking hand. A deafening klaxon erupted. Anklyana shrieked. Her shield flared. She stumbled and fell on her ass. Scarlet Moon pivoted back and forth, looking for--

The ceiling blew apart, and Mr. Cuddles jumped down, Princess on his shoulder. Legostopheles and an undamanged Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot flanked him.

"That's mine no touchy!" Princess' eyes glowed with a menacing red light. Her minions' eyes glowed with the same light.

Scarlet Moon's fist clenched.

"Anklyana, get to the terminal," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to Mr. Cuddles' face and whipped into the air.



Scarlet Moon's eyes flared, and his fingers tightened. The two swayed back and forth.

"Let go of me you bastard, or I'll burn this whole damn place down," said Prometheus, flames swirling around her fingertips.

Scarlet Moon rammed his knee into the back of Prometheus' thigh, braced his hands against the villain's shoulders, and front flipped over her. Prometheus faceplanted. Scarlet Moon pivoted, grabbed Prometheus' hair and yanked Prometheus in the air. He punched the woman in the chest, sending her flying through the door and into the alleyway. He lashed a couple of chords to the doorway and zipped into the alley after her. He grabbed Prometheus and flung him into the air. Scarlet energy wove into a spring and he rammed it into the midair villain's chest.



"Not you," barked the chief. His smoldering gaze never wavered from Anklyana.



"Au contraire," said Succubus, snapping a whip out from underneath her cape. She grinned venomously. "The fun has just begun."



"I have a few thoughts, but they're only inklings. I'll think about it some tonight. In the meantime though, I've been looking through his financials."



Dr. Park tapped her lips. She snapped the belt across Bernice's bare cheeks. Once. Twice. Three times.

"Well, I suppose that makes somse sense. Not a lot of sense. But then your powers don't make any sense at all, so the bar's pretty low."








When they reached the source of Tempestas' burst, all they found were a couple of police officers laying stunned on the ground, and Bernice Chastain, the officer who helped Scarlet Moon take down Succubus, helping them up.

Chastain smiled weakly. "Thanks for the help you two. Was worried you'd hung your cowls up after the whole Princess thing."

Anklyana shifted uneasily from foot to foot.

"We just needed a little vacation," said Scarlet Moon. "Wasn't Tempestas here?"

"Um, yeah. She got us out of a tight jam, but jumped off," said Bernice. "You, umm, might want to do the same. Boss man's still kind of pissed. We'll take care of the arrests and--what's that?"

Scarlet Moon followed Bernice's gaze. Something moved across the rooftops above them.

"Zooming in," said Generalissima. "Someone carrying a briefcase."

"Someone carrying a briefcase?" said Scarlet Moon.

Chastain grimaced. "Someone's absconding with the money from the drop off tonight. Goddammit."



Juliana massaged her forehead and studied something on screen.

"Next move?" asked Natalie after a moment.

"Not sure," said Juliana.

Adrian cocked an eyebrow.

Juliana shook her head. "I've been studying the security feeds from the mall fight--"

"How did you get those?" asked Natalie.

Juliana's eyes twinkled. "There are all of three cloud providers in the country, and they all suck at security. Anyway, been studying the footage. This woman, I don't know what her limit is, but it's huge. Astronomical. If you got every Supreme whose shown up yet together and somehow got them to attack her, I'm not convinced they'd win. Near as I can tell, she's imbued something like 70% of the toys in the mall. Some with a very significant amount of energy, and that bear of hers, it alone is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with Scarlet Moon. And she still seems to be operating at full strength."

"This probably doesn't make any sense, but I don't know, maybe she's plugged in?" said Natalie.



A blast of wind rocked Mr. Cuddles, and knocked Scarlet Moon out of his grip. A scarlet chord lifted his into the air, and he swung around towards the voice.

Tempestas and another girl in a green costume stood just outside the bowling alley. Mr. Cuddles lunged for Scarlet Moon, but bounced off a green bubble that fell over Scarlet Moon at the last minute.

"Keiko! Run!" said Scarlet Moon.

Keiko ran.

The green figure waved at Scarlet Moon and ran back into the alley. When he did, Scarlet Moon spied quite a bit of cheek peeking out from underneath the back of the girl's leotard.

Yomamma swirled into being and slammed into Mr. Cuddles.

"Follow her!" said Tempestas, pointing towards the bowling alley.



There was a burst of particle beams down the hall, in the direction Vanessa and the guards had gone. Scarlet Moon bolted down the hall. Thuds echoed down the hallway, and Vanessa stumbled around the corner, covering her head.

Scarlet Moon leapt over the hunching waitress, and whipped around the corner, shield flaring.

Bodies lay scattered about the corridor, all clad in Silver Tower uniforms, including the guards accompanying Vanessa.

"A group of them just rounded the corner," said Vanessa, her voice shuddering. "The guard captain started talking to them, and they just opened fire."

"Looks like they knocked each other out," said Scarlet Moon.

"I guess." Vanessa massaged her head. "I don't know, I don't really remember a whole lot."

"Well, you should probably come with us," said Scarlet Moon, pulling Vanessa after her. "Probably safer than wandering around the tower alone."

The trio headed for the elevator.



The woman's eyes widened. A particle stunner appeared in her hand, and it fired at Scarlet Moon at point blank range. The beam slammed into Scarlet Moon's chest. Scarlet Moon dove behind a desk as another whizzed past his shoulder.

"Kinda getting shot at," said Scarlet Moon as particle beams smashed into and around the desk. "I can't move without getting hit!"

"So just take a few-"

"Every hit I take hurts like a bitch, and probably weakens me. I can't-"

"Well just give me a second-"

"I don't have a second!"

"If you would just stop-"

The Whistler dove around the desk.

Scarlet Moon wrapped a scarlet cord around the Whistler, and yanked her into his arms. He batted the Whistler's gun away, bound the Whistler's hands and ankles, and gagged her with a few more chords.

"You ok? I don't hear any more shooting."



Natalie doubled the belt over and snapped the two sides together. She hummed thoughtfully and snapped the belt a few more times. She drew the belt back and whipped it across Bernice's outthrust cheeks. The belt lashed both buttocks with a resounding snap. Bernice's tight globes wobbled beneath the stroke, and the officer howled. She wiggled her hips and pounded her feet.

"Shit! How the hell do you hit so hard?" wailed the officer.

"My friend Juliana's been making me go to the gym," said Natalie. "I guess I've gotten a bit stronger."

"Well, she sucks."

"I see."

"Wait, I didn't mean--Aaoooww!"

Natalie lashed Bernice's bobbing bottom three more times. She hefted the belt a bit. "This one seems to have a good snap to it at least."



"Stop begging," said Tempestas. "It's embarassing."

"No, getting spanked until I kick and shriek is embarrassing," said Scarlet Moon. "I'm just temporarily surrendering."

"You're blubbering like a schoolgirl," said Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon growled.

The bear struck the two heros' bottoms in rapid succession. Scarlet Moon howled and kicked as white hot pain seared across his throbbing bottom. Tempestas yelped and wiggled.

"Now now little ones, no fighting," said Princess. "Violence is wrong!"

"Yo momma's wrong," said Tempestas.



"That little number can cut a Supreme off from his powers even while he's still got a bit of juice left," said the woman, the caress of her husky voice made Scarlet Moon shiver, and his legs squeeze together. "Maybe even at full power. Don't know, haven't tested it. Thought you might want to take a look before one closes over your cute little neck."

"Umm, uhh, thanks Miss..."

"Ooh, such a polite little kitten." The woman's hand slid down Scarlet Moon's back and rubbed some of the sting from his swollen bottom. Scarlet Moon shivered, and his bottom pushed back into the soft hand of its own accord. It took every shred of willpower Scarlet Moon had left to keep from purring. "You can call me Midnight. Watch the shadows little kitten. You never know where I'll be lurking."

Midnight released Scarlet Moon. She turned on a heel and glided away, her hips swiveling with every step. Her apple bottom, tightly encased in skintight leather, rolled and flexed around a thong seam that further emphasized her pushed out cheeks. She walked unhurried, yet her long legs ate up the ground.

Scarlet Moon stared at the rolling cheeks. He shifted uneasily from foot to foot, tingles spreading across his nether regions. He reached back and ran his hands gingerly over his smarting bottom. The cheeks buzzed, but they didn't throb like they usually did after a supervillain spanking.

It felt almost..pleasant.

Midnight was barely out of sight when Scarlet Moon's earpiece crackled.






"For what?" asked Juliana through the door.


"But it's Saturday."

Adrian stopped in midstrip. "Oh. Are you sure? I swear to God Juliana if this is some sort of joke..."

"If it is, it's on both of us."

Adrian flopped back down on his bed and pulled his covers up. "Great. Go away."

"You need to eat. And then we need to hit the gym."


"Alright, let me go get--"

"Alright, alright." Adrian pushed himself out of bed and yanked the door open. "Hate you."

"Love you too." Juliana swept into Adrian's bedroom.

"Got anything on the twins, or whatever they are?" Adrian closed the door.

Juliana shook her head. "It's just like with Buzzsaw. They've vanished off the face of the planet. What good is all that police surveillance technology if it can't even find two brats in masks?"




"I can't handle her either! She kicked my ass last night," said Adrian, taking a step back. "It's thanks to you I didn't get anything worse than a spanking."

"But it was close. And you'd just laid out like half a dozen of her thugs," said Juliana. "If we can get you to her without losing any of your scarlet mojo, you should have no problem taking her down."



Juliana shot Adrian a dirty look before returning her attention to the document. "Ah, here we are. Twenty swats with an implement of type 3 or lower for barging into somebody's room unannounced. Forty with type 4 or lower if the occupant was underdressed at the time."

Keiko backed up from Juliana until she bumped into Adrian, who took her by the shoulders. Keiko looked up at Adrian and smiled a teeth-grinding grin of terror. "Aww, come on I didn't really think that thing was serious. So, it's like I didn't know, you know? How about a warning huh? I'll be better next time, cut me a little slack and call it culture shock. I'm not from around here-"

Juliana's eyebrow arched. "Have you ever been spanked before?"

"No." Keiko stared down at Juliana's shoes, her voice barely audible.

"Would you prefer your first time be in relative privacy and from your friends, or in the middle of a lecture hall by a professor whose pissed that you broke one of his rules, and has to take precious time out of his lecture to paddle you?"

Keiko went pale as a sheet. "Professors do that?"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


Prometheus pivoted. Scarlet Moon lashed a couple of chords to Prometheus' thighs and zipped between the villain's legs. He backflipped and kicked the fiery woman in the back hard enough to send her flying through the door and out into the alleyway. While still midair and upside down, Scarlet Moon lashed two chords to the door and zipped out into the alleyway. He struck the wall, small tendrils lancing through holes in the brick to anchor him Spider-Man style.

He grabbed Prometheus' prone form and tossed him into the air. Scarlet energy swirled into a spring around his fist. He lashed Prometheus with another chord and zipped the villain into his grip. The spring pressed against Prometheus' belly.



He puffed up his chest, and swung around the pole. Adrian turned his back on the crowd in sync with Juliana, pushed his ass back, and slowly bent over, rocking his bottom from side to side. His round bottom strained against his skintight pants, the leather doing absolutely nothing to hide any nooks or crannies.

Cheers and catcalls erupted from the crowd. Adrian's face flushed as he imagined the view, his covered yet exposed bottom swaying back and forth. He could imagine David watching. Watching his tease the entire room. What would he do? Keep watching? Drag him off the stage? Walk up onto the stage, tip him over his knee and give him a bare bottom spanking right there in front of everybody?

Adrian's breath picked up. His chest heaved. His head swam with lights and hormones and excitement and anxiety. He stomped a foot, sending a ripple flowing up his leg and through his leather-clad bottom.

The music picked up.

Adrian glanced over at Juliana. Juliana swirled around the pole, her skirts briefly kicking up, flashing the briefest of glimpses of two big, bouncy orbs swallowing a g-string. She landed smooth as silk, though her breasts managed to bounce so fiercely it was a miracle they didn't burst free. Juliana threw Adrian a wink.



"Oh yes, I remember," said Bernice with a smile. "We were discussing Scarlet Moon. Right before she showed up and vindicated one of us. Not sure which, to be honest. So, where do you work out these days?"



"Yeah, but you're stronger now. More experienced. This lady? She's a bull in a china shop. She might have awesome mind control powers, but she can't use them for anything."



When the beam faded, the monster was nowhere to be seen.



"That stupid strip fight," said Adrian with an exasperated sigh.

"Strip what?" said Vanessa, straightening in her chair.

" was to help me," said Natalie quietly.

Adrian massaged his forehead. "I know, and it's not your fault. Just, give me a second with her."

Natalie shrunk back behind her door. "Do you think she hates me?"



The two returned home without incident, save a call from Vanessa making sure Adrian was on his way home. They found Vanessa sitting straight-backed in one of the chairs in the common room. She wore a small white vest with a black bowtie over a fitted blouse, a tight black skirt that extended to just above her knees, black hose, and black pumps. Her long hair was pulled up into a fairly intricate bun, and she had a touch of makeup to add a bit more color to her pale skin.

She smiled and stood. "Excellent. Come on, so long as we don't dawdle we should have plenty of time to get you ready."

Vanessa pushed Adrian into his room and closed the door. "Now hurry up!"

Adrian pulled on his uniform. It was identical to Vanessa's except for pants instead of a skirt, and the vest was black with a white bowtie.. Adrian took a deep breath and stepped back into the common room.



Juliana showed what looked like a high school class list from about a decade ago. "The owner of Megawater is one Melissa Carmine. Apparently, her high school had a 10 year reunion last night. Quite the ritzy high school too. A private school attended by children of successful businessmen and politicians, mostly from the area. All three of the robbers were at the reunion before leaving early. Today we have a crowd full of people who were acting hella strange around a booth manned by Ms. Carmine. They all seemed to be acting like they had heads stuffed with cotton. I questioned Ms. Carmine about the water. She got very visibly annoyed, and so did the crowd."



Natalie sighed. "I was afraid you were gonna say that."

"I'm not going to try to fake negotiations. Can't imagine how that would not end badly. And well, the last time I took on Princess in a straight up fight, it didn't end well."

"I know," said Natalie. "Just not looking forward to the smell."



Scarlet Moon's eyes and chords flared. The play pen toppled.



When he reached the library, he lifted the top of a secret cubby he'd made with Juliana's guidance a few weeks ago. He lifted out a backpack with some clothing, and the same secret compartment as the one he'd left in the portapotty.



Adrian grabbed Curvy's thigh, and sent the tiniest jolt of power into Curvy's leg.




"Hey!" Juliana frantically wrapped her arms around Scarlet Moon. "We're like twenty stories up!"

"Yeah, might want to remember that the next time you decide to swat me in midswing," said Scarlet Moon with a smirk.



"Aww, boor baby," said Juliana.




"Excellent. Come on." Juliana pulled Adrian back onto the volleyball court.

They played a few more volleys before the volleyball landed close to the out of bounds line on Adrian's side. Juliana winked at Adrian.

"What're you all celebrating for?" asked Adrian. "That wasn't your point."

The man who had invited them to play frowned. "Of course it was."

"No it wasn't." Adrian walked over and pointed at the impact. From his perspective, it was clear the impact was inside the line. "The indentation is clearly outside the line."

Vanessa rolled her eyes, and approached the spot.

"Crap, Vanessa look out," said Juliana just after tossing a water bottle at her.

Vanessa spun and lurched, her hand snapping out to catch the bottle in mid-air. "The hell?"

"Sorry. You were looking at me, so I started to toss you the bottle, but then you turned away, and I couldn't exactly stop."

The man crossed the court to take a look at the impact. "One nice thing about beach volleyball. Easy enough to resolve line disputes."



The redhead slapped her forehead. "Son of a bitch, look who it is. The fatass dumbass who actually thought we were Whistlers, and tried to sneak into Buzzsaw's little warehouse using our fedoras. What's wrong little man? Lose your helmet?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared. "Shut it red, or I'll thrash your tiny little ass."

"Ooh, I'm so scared.A little boy in pajamas is going to beat me up." The redhead started shaking her knees. "Whatever will I do?"

"That's enough Marie. We're on the same side," said the brunette. "My name is Dana, this is Marie. We're federal agents tasked with dealing with this superhuman...challenge. We're trying to find Prometheus and Poseidon. So are you, I imagine. And since you're here, I'll bet you know the same thing we do, likely using the same shoddily secured image database."

"Don't tell them anything," said Generalissima.



The woman closed her mouth.



Succubus stumbled backwards and leaned against Silver's desk. Her eyes flicked across the room, widening as she took in her fallen minions. "How?"

"I'm just that good." Scarlet Moon approached Succubus, his eyes giving off a faint red glow. He grabbed the supervillain's long black tresses and pulled her away from the desk. He spun the supervillain around and bent her over it. Her rotund, thong-accented cheeks pushed out behind her. Her cape fluttered to her right.

"Let go of me." Succubus squirmed, her all-but bare bottom rocking back and forth. "I refuse to submit to you, you fat-ass bastard."

"You don't have a choice." Scarlet Moon shaped his forcefield into a scarlet pingpong paddle. "Over the past few days you have scammed hundreds of people--"

Succubus scoffed. "I wish."

"--Attempted to rob dozens of innocent civilians just trying to enjoy their dinner, and finally attempted to... you know I'm not actually sure what you were trying to do here. But it was nefarious! For your hideous crimes, I sentence you to a scarlet paddling!" Scarlet Moon brought the paddle down on Succubus' right cheek.

Succubus squealed and wiggled her hips. Her hands snapped back to cover her bottom.

Scarlet Moon grabbed Succubus' wrists and forced them over her head. He lashed the villain's arms to the desk with a few scarlet chords. He pressed his free hand against the small of the supervillain's back, and held the squirming villain against the desk.

"Unhand me," said Succubus. "Or you'll live to regret it."




Adrian and Natalie met Keiko and Juliana outside the belt store. The two snickered and exchanged looks like they shared some secret joke.



He landed in the alleyway between the jewelry store, and some mom-and-pop place. The sidewalk was empty. Likely any pedestrians had beat it when the alarm went off and/or they saw a bunch of thugs smash the glass.

Scarlet Moon slipped around to the front of the building and peeked in. Three dark figures moved about the display room, smashing display cases and yanking out sparkly necklaces, rings, and gems.

They moved quickly, but didn't seem hurried. They also didn't say anything to each other. All three wore fancy ballroom dresses: red, white and blue. None of them seemed to be wearing masks, though they were wearing gloves. Elegant silk gloves, but gloves none the less.

The one in the blue dress glanced over her shoulder and looked Scarlet Moon in the eye.

Scarlet Moon jumped up on top of one of the display cases.



"Something came up?"

Adrian nodded.

"An emergency? Do you need to leave?"

Adrian shook his head.

"But important enough to not pay attention?"



Natalie. Natalie was running around in a skimpy leotard.



"Just what I wanted to hear. Now put your clothes back on, I got something I wanna try." Juliana hurried into the changing room.

Adrian smirked and did as ordered.




Scarlet Moon rolled on his side and surveyed the wrecked alley. Tempestas lay on her back, clutching her head and groaning. Anklyana was on her knees and chest, her face pressed against the floor and her ass thrust into the air.

"," she said. "Limbs...too move."

"Here we go," said Tempestas in resignation.

The bear turned to dust.

"Or not?" said Tempestas.

"Cool," said Generalissima. "I guess all that power in the crystal finally pulverized it."

"Kinda peaceful for that, no?" asked Anklyana.

"Whose to say?" said Generalissima. "I mean, the alternative is all that power gave Mr. Cuddles intelligence and power beyond our greatest imaginings, and it decided it wanted a nap. Could go either way really."



"Except there is no 'end,'" said Poseidon. He struck Scarlet Moon's left cheek, eliciting a wail from the helpless hero. "Merely temporary victories and defeat."



Scarlet Moon stepped out into the hallway.




Tempestas stopped on the peak of one towering white McMansion, and stared across the street at another towering white McMansion.

"1734 Rich Dr," said Generalissima. "Right across the street."

The home was quiet. An American flag snapped in the brisk November breeze.

Tempestas breathed a sigh of relief.

A column of water slammed into her from behind, and rammed her through the Chastain's front door.

Scarlet Moon spun and got the same treatment. He smashed through the front window and rolled across the living room.

"What the hell?" An older man with hair very similar to Bernice Chastain's leapt to his feet. A woman rushed into the living room. She took a step back and gasped.



"Truly your willpower is astounding."

"Isn't it? That and I once saw some guy fall asleep during the discussion section. It didn't end well."

"I see."



"After what she did to me?" said Scarlet Moon in a low, rough voice.

"Yes," said Tempestas. "You'll go overboard."

"She deserves whatever I do to her," said Scarlet Moon, giving the mewling villain a shake.

"Maybe, but restraint is what separates heroes from villains," said Tempestas.

"Listen to her," said Generalissima. "Or you might do something you'll regret."



The trio returned home, and went off to their various rooms.

"Don't forget your first day of work is tonight," said Vanessa. "See you this evening about 5?"



"OWW! Shit! Fuck! Motherfucking shit!" Prometheus bucked. Her head swung frantically back and forth, her long hair whipping around her.

Scarlet Moon shifted a little more and did the same thing to her left cheek.

"WAAAGH! Stop it! Stop it! I'm sorry, just stoooop!" Prometheus' scream rose so loud it nearly drowned out the pop of paddle to posterior.

"Are you kidding? We're just getting started."

"Nooo-ooowwww!" Prometheus' voice rose into a wail, then cut into a shriek when Scarlet Moon's Scarlet Paddle of Justice meted out a little more Justice on the villain's dancing little posterior.

Scarlet Moon whipped the paddle up and down, the sharp SPLATs bouncing off the curved walls and domed ceiling, mingling and mixing until it sounded like a dozen spankings, rather than just one.

Naturally, Prometheus' wails did the same thing.



Scarlet Moon lifted Princess' dress to reveal a pair of sparkly pink panties tighly hugging her pert bubble butt. Scarlet Moon pulled up her skirt and pinned it against the small of her back. Scarlet Moon tugged the villain's panties down to her thighs. Princess wiggled and whimpered as her perky cheeks bounced into view.

Scarlet Moon tapped her palm against Princess' right cheek. The villain's bottom clenched. Scarlet Moon lifted her hand above her head and brought it down on the girl's right cheek. A shockwave rippled across the Princess' bouncy flesh. The crisp crack of bare palm on bare cheek tickled Scarlet Moon's ear. Princess squeaked. Her legs kicked and her hips bucked.

Scarlet Moon tightened his grip on Princess' back and brought his hand down on Princess' left cheek. A shockwave rippled across the tender skin. The crisp crack of palm on naked flesh tickled Scarlet Moon's ear. Princess' flesh wobbled as her hips wiggled back and forth.

Scarlet Moon's fingers pressed into the rough fabric of Princess' frilly dress. Scarlet Moon brought his hand up, and brought it down on Princess' right cheek. Princess lifted her head and wailed. Her legs jerked and her hands closed into fists.

"You'll pay for this Scarlet Moon!" wailed Princess.

Scarlet Moon's hand flattened Princess' left cheek.

"Stop it! I mean it!" Princess kicked and swung her fists.



"Relax, it's not that hard. Just stay calm and be a duck."

"A duck?"

"Let things roll off like water rolls off a duck." Vanessa lead the way out into the restaurant proper.





Scarlet Moon peppered the woman's round bottom, every blow striking her bouncing right cheek.

After a few minutes, Scarlet Moon paused and studied the scarlet handprints decorating the girl's soft, smooth skin. "Now for the second cheek."

"No, please, please stop," sobbed the woman.

"This doesn't feel right," said Juliana uneasily.

"Not until you've learned your lesson." Scarlet Moon began another volley, this time focusing on the woman's left cheek. The woman thrashed around. Her bottom was soft and pliant beneath Scarlet Moon's palm, the plushy flesh caving and bouncing back with every stroke.

Eventually, Scarlet Moon pushed the sniveling girl off of her knee and onto the cold ground. The girl screamed as her bruised butt touched the hard linoleum.



"Ok, you know what I say we just surrender the mall to Princess," said Anklyana. She backed up until her back pressed against Scarlet Moon's. "It's not ideal, but life's full of hard choices."

"Oh suck it up," said Generalissima. "This is part of being a superhero."

"Then why didn't you mention it?" asked Anklyana, her voice rising in pitch.

"It was implied," said Generalissima. "Haven't you read comic books? Aren't you a nerd?"

"I read Justice League," said Anklyana. "They go on crazy interstellar voyages. They don't go slogging through the sewers and creepy abandoned malls."

"I'm going to count to three," said Generalissima. "If you're not heading for the creepy dark doorway by the time I hit three, I'm gonna smack you with my hairbrush when you get back."

"Real easy for--"


"Oh come on--"


"Fine!" Anklyana stomped across the tile. Scarlet Moon hurried after her.

The two reached the creepy doorway. Anklyana peered in while Scarlet Moon watched the large open space of the main throughfare.

"Looks like an old arcade." Anklyana eased into the dark room.






Scarlet Moon battered Succubus' bottom, the scarlet paddle flashing from one cheek to the other.

Succubus kicked from the knee. Her bare thighs pressed against Scarlet Moon's torso, but she may have well been pressing against a wall. "Let go of me you cow!"

Scarlet Moon unleashed a flurry of swats to Succubus' right cheek, and then her left. The once mighty, now naughty villain squirmed kicked and howled.




"Your waitress is a klutz." Alexandra removed one of her sandals. She lifted her head imperiously and looked the woman in the eye. "So I'm going to take my sandal to her clumsy ass."

The woman's eyes narrowed, and she put her hands on her hips. "I saw the whole sorry chain of events. A gold metal gymnast would have spilled those drinks. Now, let her up."

"Who are you to tell me what do to? My name-"

"My name is Delryn Rossi and I am the general manager on duty. If you have a problem with one of my waitresses, you come to me, and I will decide what, if any, discipline is required. Now let. Her. Up."

"How dare you take that tone with me," said Alexandra, defiantly raising the sandal.

"Girl, you'll have a lot more to worry about than my tone if you keep this up," said Delryn. "I will count to three-"

Alexandra whipped the sandal into the waitress' left cheek, making it wobble and the girl yelp. She gave the manager a look that dared her to do something about it.



Adrian lashed a scarlet chord to the (thankfully tall) ceiling and zipped up. Small scarlet threads spread out from his body and slid into miniscule divots and imperfections, adhering his to the ceiling more securely than superglue.

Juliana cast about, looking for a place to hide. Dr. Parks entered. Juliana pivoted to face her and clasped her hands behind her back, rocking back and forth. She forced a dazzling smile. Her ample rump tightened anxiously beneath her painted on black slacks. "Hi Dr. Parks! Wasn't expecting to see you so late."

Dr. Parks put her hands on her hips. She seemed to fill the room, despite being a little old Asian lady: five feet tall and maybe 100 pounds. Her long black hair was pulled up into a severe bun. She wore a plain white blouse, khaki slacks, and black flats. A thick leather belt snaked through the loops of her slacks. Slacks that clearly didn't need a belt. "Really? It can't be any later than five. Maybe six, if we're up against a deadline. Are we up against a deadline?"

Juliana's hands fidgeted behind her back. She shifted from one foot to the other. Her round bottom swayed back and forth and her hips shimmied a litle. Her smile faltered. "Um, no ma'am."

"Then it can't be that late can it?" Dr. Parks looked at her watch. "My goodness. It's almost nine. Did your hours change? Are you now working from five to nine?"

"The readings on that crystal didn't--"

Dr. Parks grabbed Juliana's arm, spun her around and struck her on the swell of her tight slacks.



Vanessa stood and put a calming hand on Juliana's shoulder. "Alexandra was a snotty bitch to Natalie, yes."

"Only way some girls listen," said Alexandra, turning back to her phone.

"But she wouldn't have come anyway. She never does," said Vanessa.

"I'll be out in a minute." Juliana spun on her heel and walked into her room, slamming the door behind her.

"She'll get over it." Alexandra put her legs up on the back of the couch. "I'm already changed, and packed. Let me know when you're all ready."

Adrian returned to his room, and pulled open his closet. A little bit of hunting turned up his three bathing suits.



"It's not a thong," said Natalie. Her face colored some more. "It's just, kinda revealing."

"Yeah. Kinda. And you let Juliana talk you into wearing it because..."



"What else, you little bitch?" said Buzzsaw.

"I-I won't ask for steak or caviar!" yelped Alexandra . "I-I'll be good! Yeowch! Just stop spanking me! Please! OUCH!"

Scarlet Moon swung himself up onto the roof. He had no idea how many Whistlers were inside, so he needed to take them by surprise.

His eyes caught on a giant stack of iron boxes, with an equally giant crane sitting next to them. Maybe throw one through the door. That'd be an unpleasant surprise for any guards just inside.

Could also slip through the window. Be inside and kicking ass before anyone knew.

He heard a faint murmur of voices. He dropped to his belly, and crawled to the edge of the roof. He peered over the edge and spied a pair of figures in ankle-length trenchcoats and fidoras. If he strained, he could just make out a few snippets of conversation.

"...she thinking?"

"...underestimate her. Buzzsaw...stupid."

Scarlet Moon grinned. A couple of Whistlers. If he "borrowed" a coat and hat, he could talk his way in. Kind of a weird choice of outfits though.



When the explosion faded, a...being stood where Scarlet Moon should have been. The creature was vaguely humanoid and seemed made of red light.

"Ooh," said Princess. "You broke my--"

The humanoid vanished.

"Where'd he go?" came Generalissima's frantic voice from the video.

"I don't know!" The view swung wildly back and forth. The figure stood on Mr. Cuddles's shoulder, next to Princess. It held Princess by the throat. Princess' feet kicked wildly.



David made a disgusted sound. He bent Adrian under his arm and peppered the boy's backside with his palm, making him yelp and squirm while his bottom bounced and rolled beneath his jeans.




GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has learned the skill Scarlet Eyes. Scarlet Eyes gives you a bonus to power, at the cost of strength and speed.




"He approached some sort of strange catlike Supreme outside the club." David lashed Adrian's bottom, eliciting a teary howl as the thick leather burned into Adrian's round buttocks. "And reached out to it. This got his kidnapped when another Goddamn Supreme showed up and chased the first. So we're learning some basic safety rules when dealing with Supremes. Rule #1."

David lashed Adrian's bottom. Adrian wailed as his jumping bottom flattened beneath the snapping leather. His hips gyrated, and his legs kicked frantically. He clamped down on his arm and whimpered. Tears of pain gathered in the corners of his eyes.

"Get away. Rule #2."

The leather stung Adrian's sitspots, sending Adrian into a bouncing, kicking, fist-pounding fit.

"Get the hell away. Rule #3."

David lashed the tops of Adrian's thighs. Adrian arched his back and shrieked as the harsh leather burned his sensitive thighs.

"Get the fuck away. Understand?"



Vanessa shrugged. "Then you'll get your bum toasted and we'll move on. You'll be in training for like the first month, and the staff's pretty forgiving of folks in training. By the end you'll either be fired, or you'll know what to do and won't be nervous."

"I see," said Adrian. "A month of sore bottoms and then a pink slip at the end. What a thing to look forward to."

"Relax, I'm training you. You'll be fine," said Vanessa.



Tempestas grinned dangerously. "That's the least these two deserve, but it's a start."

"Hey now," said Generalissima. "Criminals have rights too, don't let her do anything crazy."



Juliana flipped open the black book. "Apparently, about a month ago, barely a few days after we got out powers, this woman attempted to find some VC funding for her 'pharmaceutical' company. Phillipa Silver was the only one to agree to provide any sort of funding at all. She was also, incidentally, the only one to meet Melissa in person."

"Makes sense," said Adrian.

"Indeed. However, barely two weeks in, Silver had a change of heart, and pulled her funding."

"That explains why she was so interested in Ms. Silver." Adrian ran a hand through his hair. "She's probably pissed."

"Uh-huh." Juliana spun back to his computer.



"What, no witty one liner? You really suck at superheroing, you know that?" asked Prometheus.





The next thing he knew, Scarlet Moon was facedown across the cat's crossed legs. One hand gripped the back of his head, grinding his nose into the shattered tiles. The other struck Scarlet Moon's upthrust, vulnerable, curved globes. The crisp crack of hand on spandex buttocks echoed through the dark entertainment center. Scarlet Moon wailed, his voice muffled by the shattered concrete. Dust invaded his esophagous, and he choked and spat. The cat rapid-fired Scarlet Moon's bottom, its furry hand stinging every spankable inch of his jiggly cheeks. Scarlet Moon's legs pedaled desperately. The creature's palm struck with the burning agony of a hairbrush, while its slender fingers cut into his wobbling hemispheres like four switches.



For minute after endless minute after endless minute the small wooden brush bit into Adrian's naked cheeks, the dense wood making Adrian's bottom jiggle and wiggle. His hips gyrated, bumping repeatedly against Juliana's. His fingers dug into his pumping knees. He gagged against the slick soap, while bubbly drool ran down his chin. Tears of pain flowed down his face and mingled with the soapy spit.

"I don't know what you were thinking, and frankly I don't care," said Juliana over the sound of Adrian's squealy-grunts and the sharp thwack of wood smacking bare bottom. "It's a border-line miracle nobody was seriously hurt. Next time you do as you're told. Understand?"

Adrian nodded frantically and made what he hoped were sufficiently affirmative grunts around the hideous soap.

"Good. Now, let's really drive the lesson home, shall we?" Juliana tightened her grip on Adrian's waist and unleashed an avalanche of strokes first to Adrian's shaking right cheek, then rippling left.

Adrian howled against the soap, very nearly spitting it out. His hips gyrated and bucked despite Juliana's firm grip. He pounded his feet against the concrete, and his fingers dug into his knees.

Juliana released her hold on Adrian. "Make yourself decent again and let's go home."



"What are you doing?" hissed Juliana.



Flames licked the scarlet cocoon, but it felt no hotter than summer sunshine. Scarlet Moon flung his arms out, dispersing the flames.

Prometheus' eyes narrowed. "Guess I'll just need to turn the heat up!"

Prometheus held a hand towards Poseidon. The water coating Poseidon froze into a cocoon of ice, while a stream of flame coiled around Prometheus' arm like a snake.

Prometheus grinned. Her eyes almost seemed to spark. "Anyone who says fire and water don't mix aren't doing it properly."

Prometheus cracked the flame whip above her head and whipped it across Scarlet Moon's face. The whip shattered against Scarlet Moon's shield, before reforming and swirling around his body. Scarlet Moon took a breath and wrapped another layer of shield around himself, trapping the flame between two forcefields. He squeezed them together, extinguishing the flames.

Poseidon sprinted forward and punched Scarlet Moon in the chest with an ice-encrusted fist. Scarlet Moon flew backwards. A pair of scarlet chords against the stage stopped him flight, and snapped his back onto the stage. He lashed himself to it with a few more chords.

Poseidon danced around him punching and kicking with brutal, blurring speed. Scarlet Moon swayed in place, but didn't move or try to defend himself.

Poseidon backed up, the icy coating around his fists and feet shattered by his many blows.

"Come on, fight back won't you?" said Prometheus. "This isn't any fun."



Anklyana wrapped her arms around Scarlet Moon's neck, and wrapped her thick legs around Scarlet Moon's waist.

Scarlet Moon zipped across the street and slipped in through a window. The two creeped through. There was a howl and crash. Scarlet Moon leapt back, while Anklyana threw up a green sphere around them. A large panther burst through the wall.

A woman burst through after it. She had thick chinlength black hair, dark eyes and tanned skin. She wore an open-faced vest roughly stylized in the head of a leopard. She wore a leopard-print push-up bra underneath the vest that emphasized her cleavage, and showed off her toned torso. A pair of leopard print leggings showed off muscular legs and a high, toned bottom. Calf-high leather boots completed the ensemble. A blowgun hung off of one hip and a paddle about the length and width of a machete hung off the other.

She tackled the cat through the floor. The cat let out a pained, terrified howl that sent a shiver up Scarlet Moon's spine.

Scarlet Moon grabbed Anklyana and pulled her through the wall. They found Juliana in an old janitor's closet, sitting curled up with her back against the wall.

"Don't worry about me, I'm fine," she said as soon as the pair entered. "Help the cat!"


"Look, she was humanoid a second ago. Then that woman hit her with a dart, and she transformed," said Juliana fiercely. "Help her! Now!"



Sam stopped. "Take a second and gather yourself girl. Keep wiggling like that and I'll put you over my knee and hold you down."

Juliana took a few deep breaths and forced herself to relax. "OK. Ready."

"Are you sure?" Sam lightly tapped Juliana's right cheek with the brush.

"Yes sir," said Juliana, her voice shaking a little.

"Ok then." Sam struck Juliana's right cheek with a flesh-rippling blow.

Juliana squeaked, and squirmed, but other than that stayed still.

Sam waited a moment, and struck Juliana's left cheek. Juliana squeaked again, and didn't even wiggle.

"Good girl." Sam resumed resumed the swift, alternating rhythm.

Juliana squealed, and clenched the stool until her arms shook. Her face scrunched up into a grimace, and her eyes squeezed shut. Her bottom bucked and squirmed, the soft flesh rippling and bouncing beneath the hard brush.

"Alright then," said Sam. He grabbed Juliana around her waist and sat down.

"Wait, no-"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Every woman I've ever met as attractive as her's a bitch. Some just take longer to show it than others."

"Trust me, Juliana's a lot of things. Obnoxious. Know-it-all. Mischievous. Strangely capable of talking you into joining her mischief. But she isn't two-faced."

Natalie stared down at her laptop. "She's just waiting for an excuse to laugh at me."

"If she does, just spank her bare bottom until she's bawling like a babe."

"I'm not really any good at that..."

"Then I'll spank her bare bottom until she's bawling like a babe. Unless you think I'm gonna laugh at you too?"

Natalie shrugged. "Probably not. I mean, you semed ok in class today, but I guess you wouldn't be asking if you didn't really need help."





"Now for some shoes," said Juliana. She put the makeup away. "I snagged the ones I liked best from your room."

"You went rooting through my stuff?"

"Obviously." Juliana picked up a pair of rather...tall heels. "You were kinda busy fighting nefarious weapon smugglers."



Adrian grabbed a yoga matt and laid it out on the floor. He was on his third set of crunches when Officer Bernice Chastain sat down next to him.

"Hey, you're that cop who helped Scarlet Moon against Succubus last month, right?" asked Adrian.

Bernice tensed.

"I'm friends with Vanessa, the waitress who got dragged along," said Adrian. "Thanks for looking after her."

Bernice relaxed. "She doing ok?"

"Yeah. She was a little bit shaken, but she's made of tough stuff."

"Not surprised. If I remember, she was with Alexandra Silver when she got kidnapped by Buzzsaw. Were you there too?"

"My friend and I were out in the dunes at the time," said Adrian. He coughed. "We were um, resolving a volleyball spat with another player when it happened."

Bernice smirked. "I see. Well, I'm glad to hear you two weren't hurt."

"So, um, what's Scarlet Moon like?"

Bernice eyed Adrian warily. "You one of those kids who worships him?"




Scarlet Moon put his hands on his head and paced abou the utterly ruined bowling alley.

"Good job," said Generalissima.

"Where are the others?"

"Oh, several blocks away. Tempestas insisted they go with Princess to make sure she isn't seriously injured, and given to the cops once they're far enough away from the crystal. Everything's fine though. Princess isn't glowing anymore, and she seems to be out like a light. Think she might've gotten--"

The last remnants of the wall between the bowling alley and the rest of the underground mall burst apart, and Mr. Cuddles lumbered in. Crimson light poured from cracks that had formed all along the bear's body. Each step left a little bit of clay behind. Its movements were jerky, and erratic. Its head swiveled about, as if looking for something.

"Huh. Right, forgot about him. You ready for round two?" asked Generalissima. "Anklyana, you and Tempestas might want to get back. Right now."



Adrian knocked on Juliana's door.

"Go away."

"Let me in, Juli it's me," said Adrian. "Besides, we have other problems."

There was a moment of silence. The door unlocked.

Adrian slipped in, closing the door behind him. "Juli, talk to-oh."

Juliana lay facedown on the bed, her shorts around her ankles. Her caramel buttocks were fully exposed by her g-string, revealing five parallel welts from the top of her cheeks to the sit spots, and a single diagonal welt across them. Small pinpricks of blood welled up in the spots where the diagonal welt met the parallel ones.

"Apparently it's a caning technique called 'Five Bar Gate,' and the sixth is called 'Closing the Gate,'" said Juliana.

"Oh no, you are not getting all detached on me." Adrian sat down at Juliana's head and rubbed her shoulders. "What happened?"

Juliana buried her face in her pillow. "That...that...woman Jezebel decided to throw Daddy's weight around with the Dean. Not only did I get caned while she and her...stupid friends got off scot-free, but they're taking away my scholarship!"

Juliana's entire body shook as she sobbed. "We can't afford this place without it."

Adrian's eyes flared.



"Scarlet Moon? What's going on?" asked Juliana. "God, I wish I could see what was going on in there."

Succubus tugged on the whip. "Come here worm, and release my whip while you're at it. I'm tired of your grimy fingers sullying it."

Scarlet Moon walked forward, his hands dropping from the chord.

Succubus unwound the whip from around Scarlet Moon's neck, and walked around the superhero. She gave Scarlet Moon's barely clad bottom a sharp smack. "Hmm. You'll make for a wonderful little worm won't you? The very city will bow to me with you at my feet, won't it? But first, you must be punished for daring to assault your Mistress. Touch your toes."

Scarlet Moon bent over and grabbed his ankles, his round bottom rounding into a full moon above his head. Succubus gathered the material of Scarlet Moon's costume and yanked the shorts up into the helpless hero's crack, fully exposing a pair of curvy cheeks.



"I don't know, there was that episode at the temple," said Juliana.



The girl tried to scamper away, but Scarlet Moon grabbed her foot with one hand and dragged her closer. He lifted up the thief's dress with the other.

"Let's see what we got under here. I'll bet my ass that it's a white th-"

Scarlet Moon's eyes went wide when she saw what was under that dress. Or, more accurately, what wasn't.



He slipped up through the ductwork, onto the roof, and circled around to one of the gym's emergency exits. He dropped down and pulled it open.



"Mmm, you could cook an egg on those asses," said Princess. "Probably taste like ass though. Heheheheh!"

"Yo momma tastes like ass," said Tempestas.

Mr. Cuddles struck her bottom, eliciting another howl.

"Looks like somebody refuses to learn her lesson," said Princess.



"And it hurts, it really really hurts," said Bernice, squirming around.

Natalie tossed the belt aside and grabbed the next belt. She threaded it through her belt loops, and whipped it free a couple times. She doubled it over and snapped it. She slashed it across Bernice's bottom four times, listening to it's harsh snap and Bernice's wails.

"Hmm. This one comes off the loops better, but I don't think it sounds as good. Seems to sting pretty good though."

"Yes, yes it does, it's perfect let's go with that one," said Bernice.

"Got one more I want to try."

Bernice groaned.

"You got yourself into this mess."

"I'm well aware."



An evil grin spread across Juliana's face. "That's right. And you know, bursting into somebody's room uninvited is a blatant violation of the bylaws."

Keiko deflated like a popped balloon. "Sorry. I guess I just thought it would have been funny."

"Funny? We could have been having a private conversation," said Adrian angrily.

"Yeah. We could have been talking about Adrian's genital warts," said Juliana cheerfully.

"Yeah-wait, what?" said Adrian, throwing Juliana a confused look. "Now wait a minute-"

"In fact, he could have been naked, and showing them to me," said Juliana, her smile widening. "You could have exposed his deepest, darkest, grossest secret to the entire suite!"

Keiko narrowed one eye. "Why would he show them to you?"

"I don't know, it's a hypothetical situation," said Juliana, throwing her hands in the air. "Maybe he would need my advice on whether he should go to the doctor, or if his genital wart cream is working."



"Ok. Mom's turn," said Mama.

Juliana whimpered, and pushed herself off Mama's lap. Mama and Mom switched places, and pretty soon Juliana was bottoms-up across Mom's much thinner lap. Mom pulled an equally worn pink slipper out of her big-ass purse. She tapped the slipper lightly against Juliana's hot pink bottom.

"I'm sorry dear," said Mom. "This isn't any more fun for me than it is for you. But you must be more careful. Keep on this way, and you'll be working behind a cash register somewhere. And how're you gonna help people then?"

Mom peppered Juliana's bare cheeks with her slipper. Unlike Mama, her strokes were quick and sharp, leaving a hundred stinging spots all over Juliana's wobbling buttocks inside of a minute. Juliana bicycled and wailed. Her head thrashed back and forth, her long hair swinging side to side. Her hips rolled and bucked beneath the blurring slipper.

Tweny minutes later, Juliana's bottom was fire-engine red. Adrian could practically feel its throbbing in his own bum.

"Ok dear, we're done." Mom helped Juliana clamber up, and pulled the crying girl into a deep hug. She rocked her back and forth, gently rubbing her back. "Hush little one, hush. We love you deeply. That's why we had to spank you. You're a very smart girl. A very good girl. You're gonna go very far, and help a lot of people. But only if you're smart about it. Pick your battles dear, and fight them wisely."

Mama went over and sat down next to them. She rubbed small circles in the small of Juliana's back, just underneath her wife's circling hand.

Eventually, Juliana calmed. The trio stood up, and Juliana eased her leggings back over her scorched tushy, whimpering and squirming as the tight spandex molded itself to her swollen bottom.



Adrian was woken up by his necklace buzzing. He was up, out of bed, and knocking on Natalie's door before he'd even really opened his eyes.

Natalie yanked her door open. "My watch is buzzing."

"Yeah. Come on." Adrian grabbed Natalie by the wrist and pulled her into Adrian's room.

Two flashes of light and a window open and closing later, and Scarlet Moon and Anklyana were swinging through campus.

Juliana's voice came on. "Can't talk long. Anthropomorphic cat kidnapped me. She's being hounded by some lady in leopard-print. Whatever you do, don't attack the cat. Keep the hunter away."

"What." said Scarlet Moon.

"What." said Anklyana.

"Just trust me. This cat, she seems to know me, and she wants my help. Maybe someone with out of control powers. She's a victim. She needs to be protected, not attacked."

"I don't know..." said Scarlet Moon

"She hasn't tried to hurt me. Please. I don't trust that hunter lady. There was a gleam in her eye. Something sadistic."




"Turn around first," chirped Princess. "I want a good view of your globes."

Anklyana glared down at her feet.

"Don't let her get to you," said Generalissima in a soothing voice. "Her opinion isn't worth the air used to speak it."

Anklyana turned around and bent over. She grabbed her ankles and locked her knees, pushing her big round bottom, already accentuated by her heels, further up. Her leotard rode up a bit, exposing even more of her very exposed bottom. She swayed a little, her large derrier now very much the highest point on her body.

"Now SM, make one of those little paddles of yours and give it to her good," said Princess with a shark's grin. "I want to hear her squeal like a stuck pig."

Anklyana's fingers tightened around her ankles.

Scarlet Moon wove her shield into a paddle. She stepped next to Anklyana and put a hand on the small of her back. "Sorry."




Adrian faded in and out of sleep. He woke up boiling, but barely kicked his covers off before he passed out again. He woke up freezing, clutching frantically at whatever blanket he could get his hands on. At one point, it seemed like sun was filtering in through his window, but the next thing he knew it was dark. He thought he could hear Juliana talking to a gentle voice he didn't recognize.

Adrian woke with a start. Early morning sunlight filtered in through the window, intermingled with cheerful birdsong. He groaned and rubbed his eyes. Weird ass dream.

Weird ass freaking dream.

He rolled off his belly onto his back, and burrowed into the bed.

The door banged.

Adrian yelped, teetered on the edge of the bed, and fell ass-first onto the floor.

A floor that happened to be covered in textbooks, shoes, pens, pencils, and maybe a thumbtack or two.



Adrian slipped into the shadows between two cars, and touched his necklace. One dim flash of light later, and Scarlet Moon crouched where Adrian had a moment before. He slid through the dark parking lot, and lashed a chord to a nearby lamppost, zipping up and swinging away, David's voice chasing afte him.

"Adrian? Adrian where'd you go? Adrian!"

Scarlet Moon grimaced.




David's hand struck Adrian's left sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Owwie owwie owwie!"

David's hand struck Adrian's right sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"



Prometheus snarled. She swirled a flaming battering ram and flung it at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon dropped, but not fast enough. The ram caught him in the chin and flung him through the wall.

Scarlet Moon burst back outside, slammed into the road and rolled onto the quad. He lashed a chord to a nearby tree and zipped up into the branches.

Prometheus walked out of the building, flames swirling around her. "Whatcha doing up there Scarlet Moon? Come on down, and let's play a little game I made up called Toasting Toes."

Prometheus flung a fireball at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the belltower and zipped onto it. "Why are you doing this? Why attack these students?"

Prometheus grinned and her eyes sparked. "Why? Because we stand at the dawn of a new world order. A world owned by people like us. Supremes. The sooner the teeming--"

Scarlet Moon blasted Prometheus right in the kisser.



"Don't worry, I won't give you anything you can't take." Juliana struck Natalie's left cheek with a bum splattering blow that makde Adrian wince.

Natalie yelped and squirmed. Her legs kicked and her toes curled.

"Not that it'll be pleasant, mind you. Might even feel unbearable, but you'll be able to handle it." Juliana snapped the hairbrush up and down, up and down, up and down. The thick wood snapped between cheeks, flattening them with precision. Natalie squirmed and kicked. She wailed into the pillow. Her hips wiggled, and bucked, but Juliana had no problem landing strokes. It was almost like she could predict where Natalie's rump was going to be.

Ten minutes in, Natalie's bottom was an even shade of pink. Juliana leaned forward a little and picked up the pace. She landed three rapid fire strokes to Natalie's right cheek, three to her left, three to her right again, three to her left again, and so on.

Natalie howled and bucked. She sobbed and pleaded. Her legs cycled madly, and she pressed her face so fiercely into the pillow, Adrian started to worry she was going to suffocate herself.

Still that hairbrush flashed back and forth, sending Natalie's big soft rump into a roiling fit. Juliana tagged her thighs a few times, really making Natalie shriek from her gut.

With a minute left, Juliana picked it up again, striking as hard and fast as she could. Natalie kicked and squirmed and thrashed, howling her lungs out.

"And that's the last one." Juliana struck Natalie's right sitspot. The loud splat made Adrian hiss.

Natalie sobbed.



Juliana leaned over and whispered in Adrian's ear. "Yeah, but imagine if he did a little extra. Pull out some nice, cool cream. Smother it all over his hands. Slide his hands across your naked, vulnerable bottom, all hot and glowing-"

Adrian rolled over and smacked Juliana with the pillow.

Juliana laughed, and pushed Adrian back onto his face. "Stay still and let me finish."



The woman cocked her head, apparently speaking into a headpiece. "You get those James?"




C'mon crimson glow. Do your thing. Adrian scrambled off the couch again. Sam grabbed him and threw him over the back of it. Sam grabbed the top of Adrian's jeans and forced them down to his thighs to expose his round cheeks, now clad only in boxer briefs.

"No!" cried Adrian. "Let go of me you-oww!"

Sam cracked the bathbrush hard against Adrian's ass, the thin material of his underwear providing scant protection.

Sam grabbed the waistband of Adrian's underwear and yanked them down.

Adrian yelped. "That's not fair!"

Sam pressed his hand against the small of Adrian's back and landed three heavy smacks to Adrian's lower right cheek. Adrian yelped again, and his legs kicked a little.

"Considering how much trouble you're in, little boy, I think it's more than fair." Sam settled into a rhythm, alternating heavy smacks between cheeks.

"I'm only slighter shorter than you! Oww!"

"Shut up and take your thrashing," said Sam.



"Well, you'd better learn," said Juliana. "And stop swearing."

"Fine, why don't you take it then?" said Adrian, shoving his hand into Juliana's face. "I didn't sign up to be a fucking walking fucking night fucking light."

Juliana took Adrian's hand and gave it a gentle squeeze. "Sorry. It's just, my head is killing me and I'm scared, and weirded out, and I just want to go home and get paddled by Sam for missing curfew."

The red mist faded some, and Adrian ran a hand through his hair. He smiled weakly. "Bet you never thought you'd say that."

Juliana returned the smile. "Don't tell Sam? I'd never live it down."

Adrian made the motion of locking his lips with a key.

Juliana laughed quietly, then winced. "I thought I was supposed to get the hangover after I woke up."



"I seriously doubt-"

The door banged open.

"Jesus' fuzzy beard," said Juliana, whirling towards the door.

For the briefest of instants, almost too fast to be seen, there was a crimson flare. But Adrian repressed it in a surge of panic, thoughts of horrified roommates and dark government labs flashing through his head.




Alexandra laughed. "Points for honesty I suppose. Well, I hope I'm there then so I can watch the two of you get your fannies blistered. Or even do it myself."



Adrian pushed himself to his feet and touched his bottom. He whimpered and danced in place.

"It's not fair that I get spanked twice for the same thing." Juliana threw the pillow at Adrian. "Because you couldn't be bothered to use your fancy new necklace before sneaking out."

"And have Silver get pissed at me if I'm caught? We've got a good thing going with her, and I don't want to ruin it."

"So you'd rather risk getting thrown in jail?"

"You're the one who insisted on running all those stupid tests," said Adrian.

"To help you. We're holding our own out there, but we need to do better. Listening to you get swatted is no fun. You have a very high-pitched shriek."

"Yeah well." Adrian shrugged. "Sorry."

Juliana gave Adrian a hug. "Me too. I mean, I probably did deserve both of those. I just wish Alex wasn't so smug about it."

"Yeah, well. I'm gonna go to bed."

"Probably wise. The moms are gonna be here about dinner time." Juliana scowled.

Adrian smirked.

"Hush you."




"Don't you give me any cheek." Buzzsaw unleashed over a dozen hard and fast strokes of the belt to Adrian's barely covered bum. "You're giving me enough of that already. Haw! Get it?"

Adrian squealed and squirmed beneath the surge of stinging smacks. "I get it, I get it!"

"Now say you're sorry for being cheeky." Buzzsaw struck the sensitive crease where bottom meets thigh.

Adrian yelped and hopped up on his toes. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry!"

"For what?" asked the gang leader, landing a few heavy, painful strokes to Adrian's thighs.

"For being cheeky," said Adrian, squirming and bucking away from the heavy belt.

"Good. Now, where was I? Oh yes, I was just about to solve my little problem."



"Clearly you and Buzzsaw back there have superpowers," said Juliana. Her eyes scanned the darkness.

"Absurd," muttered Adrian, rubbing a hand over his face. "Absurd."

"You got a better explanation for how she punched you into a streetlamp without shattering every bone in your body? Or how about how you sent her flying a good twenty feet with a frickin' laser beam? Or for that matter how you've turned into a Christmas display?"

Adrian shook his head, and scratched his arm. "What the hell is going on, Juliana? You're the physics major."

Juliana rolled her eyes. "For about a week. And I'm pretty sure neither classical nor relativistic physics have anything to say about glowing people."

Adrian scratched his leg. "God, I wish my skin would stop burning."

"Sounds kind of like my head," said Juliana. "I've had some pretty killer headaches, but this one is, I don't know if it's the worst I've ever had, but it certainly feels weird."

"So, what now?" asked Adrian, peering anxiously into the shadows.

"I don't know," said Juliana. "Ideally we want to find a way back to the car, and then hightail it out of here."



"One." Scarlet Moon landed a stinging slap to the woman's right sitspot, and another to her left.

The Whistler said nothing.

"Two." Scarlet Moon pulled the woman's thin panties up into her crack until every inch of her firm bum cheeks were exposed.

The Whistler said nothing.

"Three." Scarlet Moon leaned forward and unleashed a torrent of hard and fast spanks. His hand whipped through the air, the flat of his palm and the tips of his fingers biting into the woman's vulnerable bum.

The crisp crack of bare hand to bare bottom echoed throughout the copse of trees, soon intermingled with cries of pain. The Whistler bucked, and kicked and flailed. Her hips swayed back and forth as her bottom bounced and bobbed beneath the agonizing assault.

For ten minutes, Scarlet Moon thrashed the villain's bottom, barely slowing down as the seconds ticked by.



"We'll see if you're singing the same tune when he's wrapped you up in his manly arms and--"

"Ok, ok, enough with the fanfiction." Adrian shouldered the bag and went to his room.

Juliana snickered.

"Snicker like that again, and I'll tell Sam you're trying to get David and me together."

"I am doing no such thing. I just want you to look your best, even when you're hot, sweaty, and just want to die."



"Come on," said Generalissima. "We don't have time for this."

"Fine." The girl threw her hands in the air. "You tell him."

"That's Anklyana, aka Natalie. I told her who you are. Only way to convince her to become a superheroine and help you," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon frowned. Gears turned slowly in his fatigue-fogged brain.

"Granted, she shouldn't have said your name out loud like that."

"You told her?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Yes," said Generalissima. "As soon as I found out she had powers, I tried to convince her to become a superheroine, you know so she could help you. The thought terrified her. Mostly, she was scared of working with you. I guess you're scary? I dunno. Wasn't going for 'scary' when I made your costume--"

"Certainly hope not," said Scarlet Moon.

"--only way I could convince her was to tell her your identity, and she kinda made me promise not to tell you hers."



Adrian's heart leapt into his throat. This was not going to end well. This was not going to end well. This-

"Do you have any idea who I am?" snarled the woman.


"I'm Buzzsaw, bitches!" roared the woman, throwing her fists in air. "Nobody tells Buzzsaw to go to hell! Nobody!"

Buzzsaw lunged forward and swung her fist at Adrian's nose. Adrian's head jerked backwards under the force of the blow, but the impact was dull and distant, like Adrian had been hit through several layers of thick padding.

Buzzsaw reeled backward. "The fuck? Your face made of brick?"

Adrian kicked Buzzsaw in the shin. Buzzsaw hopped on one leg, clutching her shin with both hands. "Goddamn son of a butt-fucked pig corpse! Beat his ass!"

Adrian's ears buzzed as the trio of hoodlums closed in. The red mists pulsed in time to his heartbeat. Everything seemed to go in slow motion.




Adrian staggered into his suite's common room and collapsed on the couch.

Vanessa sat in the armchair, watching the news. She glanced over at Adrian. "You have the most terrible luck on the planet."

"Says the girl who got dragged up and down Silver Tower," said Adrian.

"Touche." Vanessa leaned back in her chair. "Figures the gym'd get busted right as it's getting colder."

"You seen Juliana yet?" asked Adrian.

Vanessa shook her head.

Adrian messaged Juliana, but she didn't respond. Adrian grunted in annoyance and leaned his head against a pillow. The slightly panicked exclamations of the newscaster faded into a buzz and lulled Adrian to sleep.

The door swung open, and Adrian jerked awake. Juliana stumbled into the suite, clutching her bottom, her face marred by tears.

Natalie poked her head out. "Oh, Juliana, you're back! What-"

"Don't wanna talk about it." Juliana pushed her door open and vanished inside.

Adrian threw a confused look at Natalie, who looked hurt and guilty.



"That's unlikely," said Generalissima. "She's a criminal, she doesn't give a damn about us."

"I dunno." Scarlet Moon shifted uneasily from foot to foot. "She's nothing like any of the other Supremes we've fought. She seemed, well, she seemed in control. She was running circles around me, but all she really did was tan my bottom, and and nowhere near as hard as any other Supremes we've fought."

"I see. Well, I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Yet."





Usually he was much more prone to marking than Juliana, much to his raging jealousy.

Could it have been a side-effect of his glowy powers? It'd be nice if something good came out of the other night.

Of course, his ass still felt like it should have been covered in welts. Ah well. Guess you couldn't have everything.

He slipped back out into the common room, and gave Juliana a shake of his head.

Juliana's eyes lit up. She finished her toast, and clapped her hands. "Yay!"

Vanessa lurched backwards, a look of disgust on her face. "Keep your mouth closed when you chew. You almost hit me in the face with toasted shrapnel."

Juliana swallowed her mouthful. "Sorry."

Vanessa grunted. "Do it again and we'll add table manners to the bylaws."



Juliana grabbed Adrian's shoulder and gave him two sharp swats. "Don't you roll your eyes at me."

Adrian eeped and grabbed his bottom. "Quit it!"

"I go through all this effort to find you the second sexiest dress in the city, and you roll your eyes at me?" asked Juliana in mock indignation. "You're lucky I'm not spanking your bare butt right here and right now."

Adrian stuck his tongue out at Juliana. "Maybe if you got me the sexiest dress in the city, I'd be more grateful."

"Pfsh, that one's for me." Juliana's eyes sparkled. "You're not the only one hoping to get laid when we back."

"I'm not--"

Juliana rolled her eyes.



A chunk of concrete slammed into the ground nearby. Shrieks erupted.

The mall was collapsing, at least this part of it.

"Oh God, Oh God, Oh God," said Anklyana. "What do I do?"

"Hold the ceiling up," said Generalissima. "People's lives depend on it. Adrian, for God's sake please snap out of it."

Anklyana threw up her hands. A glowing green sphere formed under the ceiling just as it collapsed. It slammed into the bubble. The bubble flexed and wobbled.

"Oh God, it's so heavy," said Anklyana. "I can't, I can't do it!"

"If you don't, everyone in there will die," said Generalissima. "You're the only one who can save them. Nobody else can do it, only you!"

"Only me..." The green bubble firmed.

"Tempestas! Get these people out of here!" said Generalissima.

"I'm still--the chords vanished!" Tempestas zipped into the air. She sprinted around the mall, blowing doors open with great gusts of wind. "Move people! Move!"

"Too slow, too slow," said Anklyana. "God, it's so heavy."

Scarlet Moon hovered above the chaos, doing nothing.

"What's he doing?" asked Generalissima. "Scarlet Moon, we need your help. These people need your help."



Scarlet Moon gave Tempestas a high-five.

"Now let's take down Princess over there," said Tempestas.

"Oh noes!" said Princess. She put a hand to her forehead. "My terrible demon from beyond the deepest reaches of space has been defeated! Who will protect me now that the Avatar of Chaos has been demolished?"

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a pillar and swung into the air. Tempestas leapt into the air and bounced off a stuffed teddy bear that was making life miserable for a cornered family.

A pool noodle sailed out of the crowd and slammed into Scarlet Moon's chest with enough force to send her flying through Belts McBeltington.

A giant stuffed bear rode out of the crowd atop a stuffed giraffe. It wielded a pool noodle like a lance.

"Why, none other than the Yin to Legostopheles's Yang, the Light to his Darkness, the Avatar of Order: Sir Stuffins and his noble steed Giraffalot!"

"Today's getting more absurd by the minute," said Tempestas. "Thoughts?"



"By some miracle, we have not received reports of any casualties at all. It's incredible. So we're going to talk to Dr. Gregs about the economic ramifications. Dr. Gregs, do you think this will effect the recovery?"

"The economy is doing the best it's done since the Crash, but it's still on very shaky grounds. But you know, it's still the economy of a very large, wealthy country. One trashed mall isn't going trigger a death spiral. But a trashed mall, a trashed college campus, and maybe in the future a trashed office park? Trashed neighborhoods? Absolutely," said Dr. Gregs.

"But can't we just rebuild? During the Great Depression public works projects were key to the recovery," said the anchor.

"There's some debate about that," said the economist. "But even so, where's the money coming from? The Great Lakes don't control the money supply, and federal funds never seem to get here."



GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has learned the skill Scarlet Eyes. Scarlet Eyes gives you a bonus to power, at the cost of strength and speed.




"I'm not God." David unleashed a flurry of swift, stinging smacks to Adrian's shaking bottom, making the plump orbs dance madly.

Adrian pressed against the bench and arcing his back in a fairly impressive display of core strength. Of course, this just further rounded and emphasized his bottom, even pushing it up as if asking for more. His legs kicked madly, sending his round, thrust up bottom into a bouncing fit.

"Thanks for the better target." David's hand flashed between the meaty swells of Adrian's cheeks, eliciting all sorts of squeals, yelps and howls.

"You gonna find a spotter next time?"



Adrian got something to eat, and slipped into his room to get changed.

Juliana smiled when Adrian came out. "Ready to go? Got a lot to do today."



Princess swept up the panties and slid them up Scarlet Moon's legs. The panties were a few sizes too small, pinching in the crotch and riding up in the back, exposing at least a quarter of Scarlet Moon's peach cheeks.

"Arms above your head," said Princess, holding the pink dress up. Scarlet Moon hesitated. A frown from Princess, and he hastily lifted his arms.

"Good dolly." Princess smiled and pulled the dress down over Scarlet Moon's head and torso. She futzed a moment with the skirt.

The dress was also a few sizes too small, and had a very stiff skirt, meaning that even when Scarlet Moon stood, his bottom peeked out from under it, let alone if he bent over.

Princess rolled the socks up Scarlet Moon's legs. The white cotton extended a little past the knee. The mary janes were buckled on. These, mercifully, were more or less the right size. The thick, clumsy mittens were pulled over Scarlet Moon's hands.

Makeup was applied to the captured hero's face. Princess braided Scarlet Moon's hair into pigtails, held together with little pink bows at the tips.

Princess backed up. She squeeed and danced from foot to foot, clapping her hands. "I was right! You are soooo cute, I can't stand it. Oh thank you Legostopheles, this was the best Christmas present ever! Quick, get me a mirror so I can show dolly what he looks like."

A mirror was dutifully provided. Princess turned the mirror to Scarlet Moon. "Look, look. Aren't you pretty?"

Little red circles had been applied to Scarlet Moon's cheeks, giving them an extra rosey look. His lips were covered in sparkly pink lipstick.



The bear turned into dust.

"Now, that's what I call pulverized" said Tempestas, slapping her fist into her palm.

"Power overload making it exceptionally brittle maybe?" asked Anklyana.

"That or all that energy granted the bear sentience and power beyond our wildest imaginings, so it decided it had better things to do," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon and Anklyana shared a look.




Jezebel found herself staring at the ground, tucked under the smelly armpit of some random peon. Bernard's long arm snapped up and down, his long-fingered hand clapping the swell of Jezebel's pert buttocks. The girl's hips wiggled, while her bottom bounced underneath her painted-on jeans.

"Oww! Oww! Unhand me-oww! I'll have your-oww!"

Bernard shook his head. He pressed the button on a small radio at his hip. "I'm gonna need a cleanup outside the fiction section. Also, if I could get someone to cover the mystery and romance sections for a bit, I need to take a few girls in the back."

"Wait, no unhand me! Nooooo!" Jezebel's voice rose in a mournful howl as Bernard dragged her deeper into the store. Her two friends looked at each other and bolted.

Bernard looked over his shoulder and shook his head. "Guess you're getting your friends' paddlings too."

"Never you cret-owww!"

Bernard and Jezebel disappeared deeper into the store, though Jezebel's protests and wails still caressed their ears. Plus the more than occasional splat of hand on jeans.

Juliana walked up next to Adrian. "I got taken to the back here once--"

"Yeah I know. I remember," said Adrian.

Juliana snickered. "I'd love to--"



Sam raised his eyebrows and gave David a look.

David grimaced.

Sam rolled his eyes and gave him the look again.

David sighed, and grabbed Adrian around the shoulders.



"Release the prisoner, and get on the ground," barked the leader.

Scarlet Moon glanced sideways at Alexandra. "Ms. Silver is not my prisoner. In fact, I just saved her!"

"I said release the prisoner and get on the ground!" barked the SWAT leader. He fired his particle beam, striking Adrian full in the chest. Scarlet Moon stumbled backwards a step, his shield flaring.

The SWAT team stared open mouthed at his.



Juliana sighed. "Sometimes, I forget just how boring dude clothes are. Like, I guess we could put you in a tie, but this is a rock concert. Not exactly appropriate, you know what I'm saying?"

Adrian rolled his eyes.

Juliana rooted through the closet another minute or so, before throwing up her hands. "Whatever, I give up. You put something on. I'm gonna go play with my wardrobe. A real wardrobe."




"I told you, I'm patrolling tonight."



"Good." David tightened his grip on the small of Adrian's back, sending a jolt of anxiety through his body. David's hand snapped up and down in a rapid, hard, methodical rhythm. His hand struck Adrian's plump right buttock three times in rapid succession, did the same to his left buttock, and moved back to his right.

Adrian kicked and squirmed desperately as the blows rained down endlessly on his naked cheeks, his broad palms biting deeply into his exposed, burning flesh. The seconds crawled into minutes as David's hand rose and fell, rose and fell, rose and fell. Each blow built the inferno in Adrian's bottom until it was all Adrian could think about. Tears traced their ways down his cheeks, and sobs rocked his torso.

The blows slowed, and eventually stopped.

"I think we're done here." David's grip on Adrian's back eased, and his hand rested lightly against his blazing bottom. "What have we learned today?"

"To use a spotter," said Adrian with lots of sniffling.

"Very good." David helped Adrian clamber up and patted his on the back. "Sorry about that, but Sam insists spankings are the only way you learn, and I really didn't want an earful from him later."






Scarlet Moon smacked Succubus' bare, curvy cheeks with loud, heavy strokes that made the villain's firm globes bounce and wobble.

"We'll see whose bum gets turned red as your costume," said Succubus. In a truly impressive feat of core strength, Succubus swung up and punched Scarlet Moon in the gut.

Scarlet Moon half-slid, half-stumbled backwards, right into the arms of one of Succubus' minions.

"Leave Mistress alone!" The thug grabbed the back of Scarlet Moon's costume and whipped the hero (and Succubus) into a wall.

Succubus rolled away, and kicked Scarlet Moon in the face with a heel, smashing Scarlet Moon's head through the drywall and against the heavy wooden boards behind it.

By the time Scarlet Moon pulled himself out of the wall, Succubus stood with her hands on her hips, flanked by the two minions still standing. Her face was flushed, and she swayed a little.




"To be fair, getting flung into the air is both scarier, and more visually impressive than getting conked on the head with a glowing stick," said Generalissima.

"Rassle frassle," muttered Scarlet Moon.



Princess swayed, but held her footing. "That was pathetic Dolly! Feeling a little tired?"



Buzzsaw's eyes narrowed. She shoved Adrian onto his back, grabbed Adrian's ankles, and lifted his legs into the air. The small of Adrian's back lifted off the roof.




Anklyana nodded. She took a deep breath. "OK--yeee!"

Tempestas grabbed Anklyana and whipped into the air.

Scarlet Moon zipped up to the second floor, and watched. People surged for the exits, a flood seeking any way out. He spied one part of the floor starting to crumble, but before people even realized what was happening, he had them wrapped in a net and set safely on the far side. He flung down a barrier across the hole to let others continue.

With a crush of people behind them, and a groaning ceiling above them, the folks who hit the scarlet bridge first didn't hesitate.

This happened three more times. By the time Scarlet Moon had thrown down a third bridge, sweat poured down his face and his limbs shook.



The spit caught Buzzsaw in the eye. Her head lurched back.

"Son of a bitch!" Buzzsaw wiped at her face. "That's gross, you asshat. Who knows what kind of hideous diseases you have. You could have given me like explosive diarrhea or something."

Adrian scrambled to his feet and shoulder slammed the gang leader. And bounced off. Because superpowers.

Buzzsaw grabbed Adrian by his t-shirt, and flung him across her lap. A rough hand grabbed Adrian's jeans and forced them down just past Adrian's round ass, exposing his boxer briefs.

Buzzsaw grabbed Adrian's underwear and viciously yanked the boxer briefs down just past Adrian's ass.




"I see." Sam turned on his heel and walked into the office. "Come."

When they entered the office, Sam pointed at the couch that dominated the middle of the room. Adrian and Juliana sat down.



He landed a pair of extra hard blows to Adrian's sitspots, making the college student squeal. "Not only do you get home two hours past curfew, not only do you disrespect me, not only do you refuse to cooperate, but you try to escape? I mean, it's one thing to mess up if you fess up, trying to get out of it? Frankly, I'm ashamed of you, and I think your parents would be too."

Sam battered Adrian's tender, bare bottom with the heavy wood, its stingy thud making Adrian squeal and kick.

"Like I care what you-oww!" squealed Adrian.

"Oh really?" Sam punctuated the question with a brutal smack to Adrian's thigh. "Clearly I'm not spanking you hard enough."

Sam leaned over Adrian's bent over body. The heavy brush thudded against Adrian's jittering cheeks. The thuds echoed throughout the office, and Adrian bucked his hips against the couch as hot agony cascaded across his ass. Adrian cursed. The curing turned into yelps. The yelps turned into wails. The wails turned into whimpers.

"So do you care yet?" asked Sam, punctuating the question with a heavy blow to Adrian's right sitspot.



"Ooh, you're starting to make me mad," said Princess.

"Twist right," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon twisted. Cords zipped out of the drones and smashed into the temporary floor next to him. A thick green hemisphere formed around Scarlet Moon and one of the cords.

"What the?" said Princess. "I thought you were out of juice!"

Scarlet Moon grabbed the cord next to him and yanked. His vision blurred, and nausea rose in his throat. The drone smashed into the shield and shattered.



Natalie dutifully shuffled into the corner and put her hands on her head. Her pants were around her ankles. Her dark red ass glistened in the harsh common room lighting, strongly contrasted against the light purple lace obscuring the upper half of her jiggly bottom. She sniffled, and rocked from foot to foot. Adrian couldn't help but admire the way Natalie's bottom rolled as she rocked.

Once the twenty minutes were up, Adrian pulled Natalie out of the corner and gave her a hug. Natalie returned the hug fiercely, and her hips pressed against Adrian's, sending a jolt through Adrian's nether regions.

Dammit Juli.

Juliana clapped her hands. "Now that that unpleasantness is taken care of, we three need to chat a little. It's been too long Nat."

Natalie grimaced. She mouthed "superheroing?" at Adrian.

Adrian nodded. "Prolly."

Natalie sighed. She craned her neck back to look at her throbbing bottom. "Everyone's gonna see."

"But nobody's gonna know it's you."

"Except you and Juliana."

"We've already seen it."

Natalie muttered to herself, and her face flushed some more. She eased her pants back up and over her sore bottom, hissing and dancing as the otherwise soft fabric rubbed against her very tender cheeks. She gingerly walked after Adrian into Juliana's room, rubbing her bottom as she went.



Adrian returned to the common room.

"Is Juliana ok?" Natalie cracked her knuckles and swayed back and forth.

"She'll be fine," said Adrian. "She got her scholarship taken away--"

"Ohhh, this is all my fault," said Natalie.

Vanessa put a hand on Natalie's shoulder. "No, it's this Jezebel's. You're one of the victims here. I'll talk to Alexandra, maybe her mother-"

Natalie scoffed. "Please. Jezebel's Alexandra's sister. She won't do shit."





Adrian hurried to the front of the class. He took the marker from Natalie and scrawled on a finally block with `file.close()` inside of it.

"Perfect. Thanks to both of you. And don't feel bad about missing the finally. It's a pretty easy error. It's why professionals review each other's code. Now, why don't you two sit down and we'll go over the test."



Forty-five minutes later, the pair drove into the plaza containing the Megawater business. The office had a nondescript store-front with a cheap looking "Megawater" sign plastered above a pair of sliding glass doors.

Juliana studied the storefront through a pair of binoculars. She lowered the binoculars and raised a USB drive, her face breaking into an eager grin. "I have here a virus that I finished up last night that'll give me root access. The trick is getting it onto Carmine's computer. We could I guess try to get her to click on a shady e-mail attachment, but I'd rather not assume she's that dumb. So I'm gonna sneak in there and install this directly on her computer. You are going to keep her busy."



Adrian pushed into Juliana's door, too damn tired to remember to knock. Natalie came in behind him, closing the door as she went.

Juliana hastily minimized something that looked like a news program. She spun and smiled. "Hey guys. Good job out there. Princess was nasty. Natalie, you were incredible."

Natalie puffed up.

Adrian flopped down on the bed and stared up at the ceiling.

"Adrian, what's up?"

"Ran into Vanessa in the common room," said Natalie.

Juliana frowned. "Let me guess, she got a holiday job somewhere in the mall."

Natalie nodded.

"Poor girl."



Scarlet Moon went into a lunge position and flipped Succubus over his outthrust thigh. Succubus grunted as her bare belly pressed into Scarlet Moon's bare leg. Her torso sagged until her hooded face pressed against the floor. Her cape settled over her back, covering her from shoulders to ankles. Her knees pressed against the hard floor.

Scarlet Moon flipped the cape over Succubus' head to reveal a pair of milky globes bursting out of the bottom of the villain's leotard, all but swallowing the thin strip of spandex running between them. Her naked buttocks hung over the side of Scarlet Moon's thigh, pointed towards the door.

Succubus kicked and wiggled her hips, a muffled grunt emanating from the hood.



Scarlet Moon leapt off the roof and wrapped a scarlet cord around a nearby streetlight.

"I coulda sworn I set an alarm. Why didn't it-oh. Looks like I set it for 10 am, not pm. Oops."

"From this day forward, you will use military time." Scarlet Moon arced around the corner of a building, startling a couple of pigeons into the air. He released his cord, and landed on a ledge outside some windows. He eased himself down a few more stories, and leapt onto the back of a semi sitting at a light. He rode that a couple of blocks, and swung off when the semi turned right instead of left.

"Good idea. And look, if Sam catches you I'll let you give me the same, 'cause it's kind of my fault."



Juliana let a long, aggravated sigh. "Really?"

"It's umm, attached to the inside of the pit. There's a faint cord running along the wall."

"Of course it is. Alright, I'll go get it. See you at the library." Juliana hung up.

Scarlet Moon winced again.



Lego tentacles snapped at Scarlet Moon. He ducked and whirled around them. Legos fired out of the creature like bullets. Scarlet Moon zigged and zagged. A fist smashed into his, driving his through the tiled floor.

Scarlet Moon plummetted into the basement. A tentacle wrapped around his, and ripped his back up into the mall.

"Ooh, that hurt," said Princess.



"Don't you? Seems to me you were more interested in a grudge fight with Buzzsaw than in doing your duty."



"But we need your help," said Scarlet Moon. "Succubus-"

"I don't care," said Parks. "My work will never, ever, ever, ever be used as a weapon. Understand? Now get out of here before I bend you over my desk."

"Fine, fine, jeez we're going." Scarlet Moon headed for the door. "Come on Bernice."

"I'm uh, I'm gonna stay here," said Vanessa. "I'm tired of getting shot at."



The crimson paddle flattened Anklyana's right cheek. The girl threw her head back and yowled. She rocked forward on her toes. Her cheek bobbled madly.

"Yes, yes!" Princess gleefully clapped her hands. "That's right. Just like that. But faster! Faster!"

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared.

"Keep it together," said Generalissima.



When they got to the gym, they ran into Sam and David just outside the lockers.

"Oh hey, I didn't know you boys worked out here," said David.

"Adrian and I usually come earlier, but we got a late start today. And this is Natalie's first time," said Juliana.

"That's excellent. You won't believe how much this improves your programming," said David.

Natalie looked around the hot, sweaty gym, full of scantily clad members of both genders grunting, running, throwing weights around, etc. Her nose wrinkled. "I don't see how."

"You don't stop working a problem just because you turn off the computer." David tapped his temple. "You wouldn't believe how many times a gnarly problem untangled itself while I was on the treadmill, or mocking Sam for his benchpress."

"We can't all be big scary black men," said Sam with a huff.

"And the world is poorer for it," said David.



"Just got a text from Alexandra," said Juliana. "She's gonna be spending the next few nights at home, surrounded by security. Also probably curled up with some stuffed animal she kept from childhood and refuses to admit the existence of."

"How could you possibly know that?"

"About the stuffed animal? Educated guess. Alexandra strikes me as having a soft side."

Scarlet Moon grunted skeptically. "Well, in that case I figure we should get food. You're buying."

"Why the hell am I buying?"

Scarlet Moon ran for the edge of the building and leapt into the air. "Because you didn't have to fight a supervillain."

Juliana huffed. "Fine. But this is better not turn into a tradition."



"Yes ma'am." Vanessa straightened and pulled her hose back up. She gnawed on her lip as the fabric brushed over her swollen bottom. She wiggled her skirt back down, shifting from foot to foot as the tight skirt put pressure on her red cheeks. Despite the spanking, there was no sign of tears, and her makeup was untouched. "Come on Adrian."

Adrian followed Veronica.

"Sorry about that. I kept meaning to talk to you, I just forgot. Anyway, the basic idea is that you'll be following me, watching what I do, asking me questions when we're not on the floor, etc. I'll also have you take the lead a few times. Later, we'll talk about what you did right and wrong." Vanessa opened a door, and ushered Adrian inside. "You mess up, you get a few swats. Whatever earns you swats now, will get you a proper spanking when you're fully trained. Any questions?"

"You never struck me as a thong girl." Adrian set his bag in a corner, between a table and couch. "You sure I can just leave my bag here?"

Vanessa laughed. "When Mrs. Rossi decides to paddle you, it's always on the bare. But she also doesn't like exposing any more than necessary. So if you wear underwear that doesn't cover much cheek, she'll leave them up. If you do, they're coming down."

"Maybe I'll just never get spanked," said Adrian.

Vanessa rolled her eyes. "And maybe someday Phillipa Silver will show up at my door, inform me that I'm her secret long lost daughter, and give me a billion dollar check."








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"I said quiet!" hissed David.


David risked a glare at Adrian that made the pit drop out of his stomach. His bottom tingled, and he knew the only reason he wasn't pants down, bottom up, and getting his bare bottom burned was the strange figure in front of them.

Adrian backed up and let David put himself between him and the cat figure, despite how absurd that was.



Scarlet Moon walked up the (many!) steps and into the cavernous entrance hall. The hall was mostly empty. The hardwood floor gleamed in soft yellow light emanating from lamps hanging off the walls. A great spiral staircase wound its way up towards the ceiling. There was at least one door in every direction.

"Nice digs. Think I'm gonna add 'get filthy rich' to the top of my todo list," said Juliana.

"Please come this way," said the woman. She opened a door to the right, stepping aside to let Scarlet Moon through.

The two stepped into an office dominated by a giant mahogany desk and plush leather chair. A pair of equally plush chairs sat behind the desk. A pair of monitors sat on one end of the desk, while the other had a couple of neat stack of paper, bound together by rubber bands. The center of the desk was empty save for a paperweight in the shape of an ant head.

The office was lit by a quartet of soft golden lamps, one in each corner. A plush leather couch lined one wall, and in the corner was a fireplace with a tasteful rug set before it. A colorful chest sat against the wall, flush against the rug.

Phillipa Silver sat behind the desk, her fingers steepled in front of her. With her black and white suit, professional makeup, and graying hair pulled back into a bun, she looked like the quintessential CEO. "Welcome Ms. Moon. Please have a seat."



"What's...going..." Princess swayed.

A great wave of red light swept through the basement. Scarlet Moon felt a surge of power flow through his, almost uncontainable. Scarlet Moon burst free of Mr. Cuddles' grip and zipped into the air.

"Oh dear, wasn't expecting that," said Generalissima. "So, we may have just created a whole new crop of Supremes."

Anklyana stood next to the crystal, now dark. Her eyes sparkled with green light. "Princess, I don't think we've been properly introduced. Name's Anklyana. I create forcefields. Forcefields that can block Glow waves. Like, say, the ones emanating from this crystal on your wavelength. You know, the ones you used to supercharge yourself. Oh, and I reprogrammed your little crystal to emit a burst at Scarlet Moon and Tempestas' wavelengths and go dead. That scanner you included on here was incredibly useful."

"That was actually all me," said Generalissima. "But reprogramming it to your wavelength was her idea."

Princess snarled. "Well, jokes on you little girl. All that power you contained, it rushed out like a river bursting free of the dam. You now face Princess at her full might!"

"Hey now, why not keep it going?" asked Tempestas. "I'd like a bit of unlimited power."

"And Lord only knows what that would do to you," said Anklyana.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Without her battery, Princess can't infuse her minions with as much energy. Legostopheles, Giraffalot and Sir Stuffins are all at half strength!



"Now why would I--oopsie."

"Crap," said Generalissima.

Princess' eyes flicked right. "Looks like somebody's being very naughty."

"Anklyana, get out of there," said Generalissima.

Green flickered to Scarlet Moon's right. Anklyana came running across the parking lot, a half-dozen drones swarming around her.

"Hey, isn't that the whale-bottomed tart who smashed one of my drones?" asked Princess. "Are you guys in cahoots or something?"

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a nearby streetlight and zipped into the air. He soared across the parking lot and landed between Anklyana and the drones.

"Sorry," said Anklyana quietly.

"Not your fault," said Generalissima. "This was a bad idea to begin with."

"Bored now. Let's wrestle!" said Princess. The nine drones following Anklyana charged the pair.



Something glinted in Juliana's eye. "We live in a surveillance state, Adrian. One that sucks at computer security. You wouldn't believe what you can find with an internet connection, halfway decent hacking skills, and a couple hours free time every day."

A few minutes later, Scarlet Moon swung towards Freedom Lane. He spied a few folk running and rolling across the roof.

"That must be them. See Bernice anywhere?"

"No." Scarlet Moon landed on a billboard above the group. "Think she knows Prometheus and Poseidon are her siblings?"

"Almost certainly. Their masks kinda sucked. Could be she's helping them hide."

"Or trying to find them and bring them in," said Scarlet Moon. "Come on, you're not usually the one to assume the worst about people."

"Yeah, well. Guess I'm in a dark mood."



Bernice's lips twisted. "I'll give you his heart's in the right place, but half the time he does more harm than good. Like that fight with Buzzsaw--"

"You mean where he saved Alexandra?" asked Adrian. "My roommate Alexandra?"

Bernice looked mildly annoyed. "Yes. He pulled Buzzsaw into a superhuman throwdown around a tied up hostage. I saw what those two had done to the warehouse. It's a miracle Miss Silver wasn't hurt. Or that Buzzsaw didn't try to use her as a human shield, or even kill her just so that Scarlet Moon couldn't claim a 'win.'"

"Oh." Adrian shifted a little. "I hadn't thought of that."

"Or how about when he fought Succubus in that restaurant?" asked Bernice. "Again, a massive superhuman throwdown surrounded by innocent people. And it's not like anyone was in any immediate danger. All she did was take a few shinies from people who could afford to buy new ones. Nobody appeared to be in any serious danger until Scarlet Moon busted in eyes glowing--"

"OK, ok I get it," said Adrian. "The boy's a bit of an amateur. Doesn't mean the city wouldn't be better off without him. Or should he have let Succubus have Silver tower too?"

Bernice sighed. "No. He did the best he probably could there.

Look, I'm not saying he should hang up the mask (don't tell the chief I said that). I just wish he had some proper training in deescalation and how to handle hostage situations."

"Well, why don't you teach him?" asked Adrian.

"Oh god no. If the chief found out..." Bernice shuddered. "Best not to think about that."



"How enlightening," said the chief. "The last time you 'negotiated,' it was a complete and utter disaster. Why in hell should I let you try again?"







Buzzsaw grabbed Adrian's arm, spun him around and landed three stinging strokes to the back of Adrian's jeans. Adrian squeaked and squirmed.

"Get your jeans down now!" barked the gang leader.

Adrian hastily did as told, shivering as he exposed his boxer briefs.

Buzzsaw's grin widened. "Now put your hands against what's left of the air conditioning unit."

Adrian did so.

Buzzsaw gave Adrian's curved ass a sharp smack. "And stick your butt out. I want a proper target."

Adrian whimpered a little, but obediently arched his back, and thrust his hips back.

"Good little Globoy," hissed Buzzsaw. She smacked Adrian's left cheek.

Buzzsaw rested one hand on the small of Adrian's back, and pressed the cracked leather belt against Adrian's curved right cheek. The leather slid away from Adrian's cheek for a split second, before crashing into it with a sharp crack.



"I won't do it either-oww!" Leggy yelped and bucked her bottom as the belt bit once more into her poorly padded bottom.

"I should hope not." The belt very nearly seemed to whistle as it cut the air and snapped across Leggy's pert bottom. Over and over again the thick leather licked Leggy's bottom and the tops of her thighs, leaving ember trails across her skin. Leggy's wails devolved into sobs by the time the officer stepped back from her.

The officer stepped up next to Vanessa. "And you?"

"I was stupid," said Vanessa quietly. "I'll try not to be stupid again."

"Good." Thus began twenty seconds of snapping leather, bouncing bottom, and nothing more. Though the belt whipped the air and cut across the firm, expansive bottom with eye-watering force, Vanessa kept still and silent as a statue.

"Alright." The officer took a step back and threaded her belt back through her belt loops. "I'd better not catch any of you three brawling with anyone again, or you'll get a licking that'll make this one look like a lover's massage. Clear?"

"Yes ma'am," said the three in unison as they pulled their pants back up and rubbed their bottoms.

Curvy and Leggy scampered off into the crowd. Vanessa hobbled over to Adrian, rubbing her bottom and wincing. The officer smiled at everyone, and resumed her patrol.



Dr. Parks stepped up next to Juliana. She tapped the folded leather against Juliana's upthrust bottom. A small quiver spread across the vulnerable cheeks. A faint whimper caressed the walls.

Dr. Parks drew back and lashed the belt across Juliana's shivering cheeks. Adrian winced. Juliana rocked forward with the force of the stroke. Her bottom rippled and a cry burst from her lips.

"Thank you ma'am," said Juliana.

The belt whipped back, and snapped across Juliana's soft buttocks.

Juliana rocked forward, her bouncy flesh flattening and bouncing back with the stroke. "Thank you ma'am."

The belt lashed back and forth, each kiss of the leather making Juliana's tender (and likely burning) flesh quiver. Juliana thanked Dr. Park after each stroke, though her voice grew more strained each time.

It didn't take long for Juliana's bobbing bottom to turn a harsh, angry red, and for faint sobs to fill the space between strokes.



Scarlet Moon snagged a crane and swung into the scaffolding of a partially constructed building. He used the exposed steel girders like monkey bars and burst out the other side. "I scanned out, but I never scanned back in."

"Pfsh. I hacked that while you were out. So far as Sam or the systems know, you came home about 10:30 or so," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon landed on top of some office building or other. "Really?"

"'Course. Super genius remember?" said Juliana. "Now hurry home. Leet hacking skills won't protect us from a surprise inspection."

Quarter of an hour later, Scarlet Moon reached the edge of campus. He slipped into the small forest that horseshoed around campus, and circled around to the athletic building. He leapt onto the roof and pulled his backpack out of a small nook. The pack had a change of clothes and his student id.

"Probably shouldn't keep my ID with my clothing. What if someone, like a janitor or something found it?" Scarlet Moon slung the backpack over his shoulder, and leapt back into the trees.

"Now that I've got root access to the keycard system you can just keep an empty wallet in there. When you're coming back, you can press the wallet against the scanner, while I fake your card," said Juliana.



"So you all understand the problem and solution perfectly? Alright, what happens if the number in `word:number` isn't actually a number?"



Scarlet Moon looked around. He could just flip Poseidon over his knee, but all the OTK stuff was getting old.

He heard a squeal and lots of swearing. A swirl of wind had lifted Prometheus off the ground, butt in the air and head and feet dangling. Tempestas grabbed the PVC hotpants and yanked them down to Prometheus knees. Prometheus kicked and squawked.

A bit of dangling huh? Scarlet Moon's eyes lit up. He wove some of his forcefield into something that looked kind of like a gallows, complete with raised platform. Except instead of a noose, it had a thick hook.

Poseidon groaned.

Scarlet Moon hopped up onto the platform. He lifted Poseidon off his shoulder and slid the hook through the back of the boy's speedo. Prometheus squealed as the hook took his full weight, yanking the tiny shorts right up into his buttcrack, almost fully exposing a pair of muscular buttocks. His legs twitched and his hands clawed at the air, like he was trying to swim away.

Scarlet Moon wove his shield into a paddle long and broad enough to completely cover Poseidon's bottom. It even came with holes.



"So, not interested in talking I take it," said Juliana. "Just follow my trail, keep the hunter away from the cat."

"You sure?"

"Look, this cat, I don't think she wants to hurt me. If anything she wants my help, and she's terrified of this hunter lady. Please, I know she kidnapped me, but I don't think she's the villain here."



"You wouldn't believe where I found Adrian," said Alexandra. "So let's go chat in your room."

"Why not your room?" asked Juliana sulkily.

"We could talk out here if you'd like."

Juliana's eyes narrowed. "Fine."

The latina slid the compress off her cheeks, revealing quite the rosy pair of hills before flipping her gown back over her bottom. She winced and hissed a bit. "And I thought this gown was so soft."

As soon as Juliana's door closed, Alexandra slapped her bottom.

"Oww! What the heck?" Juliana spun around, her hands snapping back to cover her bouncy globes.

"Guess where I found Adrian," said Alexandra.

"I don't do guessing games."

"Silver Tower. Care to explain what he was doing in Silver Tower?"

"I was giving his a tour. Then I saw Dr. Parks coming and got Adrian to hide. I may have implied I was working late, so she gave me a good hiding and brought me home."

"So you left your friend to get arrested for trespassing, your stupid ass fired for gross violation of every damn document you signed when you joined the company, and worst of all, utterly humiliate me." Alexandra's words rose with every word until it was nearly a shout.



"Obviously not," said Juliana. "You ever think that maybe I had a good reason for asking you to stay back?"

"You could have told me," said Adrian, squirming as Juliana's palm heated his bottom.

Juliana hesitated. "Yes, I suppose I should have. Sorry."

Juliana peppered Adrian's vulnerable cheeks with swift, stinging smacks. "But that doesn't change a thing. You still should have known better."

Adrian yelped and wiggled beneath the onslaught, his bottom wobbling and bobbing with every stroke.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'll try not to let it happen again," said Adrian

"You had better not," said Juliana, her voice strained with the effort of smacking Adrian's curved ass.

Adrian wiggled and yelped. His hips bobbed, his bottom jumping, and his fingers digging into his knees.

"Alright," said Juliana. "Stand up. Let's go home." Adrian stood and yanked his jeans back up.




"What? What about? What happened?" asked Adrian, getting off the couch.

Natalie backed up a step. "Well, while you were off doing whatever, Jezebel and her drones started harassing me they usually do. Juliana defended me, and um it kinda escalated into a strip fight, Juliana against Jezebel's drones."

Adrian ran a hand down his face. "Of course it did."

Natalie shrugged. "I um wouldn't know. Somehow, Juliana won, stripped every stitch off of every one of them. They're supposed to leave me alone."



He grabbed the pair by their ears and dragged them off the stage.

"Oww, let go of me you bastard," said Prometheus.



Adrian tapped the hairbrush lightly against the exposed half of Natalie's right cheek. Natalie whimpered and clenched her bottom. She clutched one of the couch pillows to her chest, and buried her face in the armrest. Her hips thrust every so slightly against Adrian's lap.

Adrian whipped the hairbrush up, and snapped it down on Natalie's cheek. The brush splatted against the soft flesh, sending a mesmerizing ripple across the supple skin. Natalie yelped into the armrest, and brought her feet up to cover her bottom.

"Legs down," said Adrian.

Natalie whimpered, but did as she was told.

Adrian struck the back of Natalie's thigh.

Natalie squealed and squirmed madly, her legs kicking against the pillows. Juliana hissed.

"Every time you try to cover your bottom with your feet, I'm gonna smack a thigh," said Adrian.

"But I can't help it!" wailed Natalie into the armrest.

"Of course you can," said Adrian. "You can kick and squirm. Just don't try to cover your bottom."

Natalie burrowed her face even deeper into the armrest. Her shirt had ridden up a little, exposing the smooth, warm skin of her lower back.

Adrian pressed his free hand against the small of Natalie's back. Natalie sighed a little, and she relaxed a bit.



The final smuggler went flying and lay on the ground groaning.

Scarlet Moon grabbed Anklyana around the waist and lashed a chord to a nearby wall. "Hotspots Generalissima. I need--"

Someone big burst out of a nearby warehouse and shoulder-checked Scarlet Moon. He smashed through another warehouse, scattering crates full of particle guns.

Absolutely. Full of them.

A gargantuan man, over six feet tall and three hundred pounds of muscle stood in the hole, pounding his fist into his hand.

Anklyana cowered nearby, a glowing green shield around her.



Buzzsaw stalked towards the hero, cracking her knuckles. "Now, where were we?"

Scarlet Moon forced himself to his feet. He couldn't really see through the red haze. His legs shook, and his breath came in ragged gasps.

"Aww, look. The noble hero's bravely blocking the villain from the innocent bystanders." Buzzsaw cuffed Scarlet Moons' ear, driving his back to his knee. "Pretty pathetic, you ask me."

Buzzsaw grabbed Scarlet Moon's hair and forced his head back. "Look at me when I talk to you. I thought I was gonna get to fight you, not some two-bit B-lister. Makes me angry."

Buzzsaw flung Scarlet Moon against the police barrier. His shield flickered. "Here, let's show these good people what's gonna start happening to heroes in this town."

"Ohh, leave the poor boy alone," said the woman. "Only a bully attacks somebody who can't fight back."

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared.

"Maybe I am a bully. Maybe I love people who can't fight back." Buzzsaw stepped closer to the barrier. Her hand lanced for the woman's throat.

Scarlet Moon caught it.



Sam wrapped his arm around the small of Adrian's back, and bent him over, his hip and leg pressed against Adrian's. Sam tapped the brush against Adrian's left cheek, and unleashed a sharp, stinging smack. Adrian had barely begun to squeak before the brush smacked against Adrian's right cheek. Then left, then right again almost before Adrian could process them.


Sam unleashed the second fifteen blows in half the time as the first six (though not with much less strength). Adrian squirmed and squealed throughout the rapid-fire beating. His hip bumped repeatedly against Sam's. His round bottom curved and rippled beneath the firm brush.

"OK," said Sam after the last, extra hard swat. He shifted the brush into his other hand, and rubbed Adrian's burning bottom. "We're done. Now get up."

Adrian hopped up and danced about the room, rubbing the worst of the sting from his buzzing bottom.



"Quiet," said David quietly. He put his hand on Adrian's chest and pushed him behind him, his eyes never leaving the figure.





"Wait here." Sam ducked into the office, and came out a second later with a flashlight. He grabbed Adrian's arm and pulled him towards the door. "Come with me."

"Where are we going?" asked Adrian, ineffectually digging his heels into the linoleum.

"Falsifying the other half of your stupid story," said Sam. He pointed at Juliana. "You go into the office and wait for me."

Juliana scurried into the office.

Sam dragged Adrian out into the parking lot. "Let's see, I think I saw your headlights over here..."

Adrian's stomach plummeted with every step. When they reached the car, Sam flicked on the flashlight and swept it over the car. "Not a dent. Not even a scratch in the paint. So you slammed into a lightpost, and didn't even dent the car."



"Come along then. We don't have any time to waste."




"It's me you idiot," said Juliana, struggling in the chords.

"Oh. Oops." Scarlet Moon dissipated the scarlet chords. "Sorry, I didn't recognize you."

Juliana pushed herself to her feet and brushed herself off. "Yeah, I guess I should have warned you I was coming. Probably a little jumpy right?"



"That's the spirit." Juliana pushed the heels into Adrian's hands.

Adrian slipped into the heels. He wobbled a moment before finding his balance and taking a step.

"Swing those hips will ya?" said Juliana as she strapped on the open-toe sandal heels she had for herself. "If you're gonna wear uncomfortable shoes, you gotta work 'em for all they're worth."

"You are determined to get frostbite aren't you?" said Adrian.

"What? These? Pfsh. We'll be outside for only a few minutes. And it'll be pretty steamy in the club, if you know what I mean," said Juliana with a broad smile and wink.




Giraffalot swerved. Scarlet Moon's fingers closed over empty air. Sir Stuffins struck Scarlet Moon in the ass with the pool noodle, knocking his into the hurricane. He spun around and smacked into one of Legostopheles' tentacles, which wrapped around him and slammed him into the ground.



"Relax," said Juliana. "This road's always empty."

Adrian looked at the dark buildings zipping by and shivered. "And kind of creepy."

"See? All the more reason to go fast," said Juliana.

"No, all the more reason to slow down a little. I do not want to get into an accident here," said Adrian, rubbing at his skin. "Why the hell do we always go this route anyway?"

"Faster. No cars, very few traffic lights, and they're all blinking yellow this time of night."

"Yeah, but you're going like fifty-five. It's a thirty-five zone."

"Fifty. And I told you-"

Your skin started to itch and burn, like a hive of bees crawling across and stinging your skin.



"Too late, I'm smacking you anyway!" Juliana struck Keiko's sit spots with the spoon in a quick one-two smack.

"Owww!" Keiko bucked about on the bed, her hand snapping back to rub her bottom.

"Lightweight," said Juliana with a shake of her head. She tossed the spoon to Adrian.

"To be fair, it was her first." Adrian returned the spoon to its place on the top shelf of the closet. "And you see how little padding she's got?"

"That's true. You really want to survive a spanking, what you need is some good padding." Juliana gave her own bottom a flesh-jiggling smack.




"Ohh, have no fear of that." Alexandra turned a steely glare on Adrian that made the supposed superhero back up a step and trip over Juliana's bed.



Anklyana smiled uneasily. "OK."



"Oh really?" Sam grabbed Juliana's arm and pulled her into his room. "Let's have a little talk about conflicts of interest, shall we?"

Juliana threw Adrian a murderous glare before Sam closed the door.

Adrian sidled up to the door and pressed his ear against it. There came the faint sound of hand smacking bare bottom, intermixed with Juliana's gasps.

Ten minutes later, Juliana came out clutching her rump.

"Now hurry up and get ready, or we'll be late," said Sam.

Juliana walked to their door, rubbing her thick, jeans-clad bottom. "You're a snitch, you know that?"




He gathered power into his feet, and took off after the Whistler.

The Whistler glanced back over her shoulder, and yelped. She skidded to a halt, grabbed a nearby branch, and whipped around, swinging it at Scarlet Moon's head.

Scarlet Moon ducked the swing. He grabbed the branch and yanked it out of the Whistler's hand. He grabbed the Whistler's arm, sat down on a conveniently placed tree stump, and turned the Whistler over his knee.

"No. Let go of me," cried the Whistler, kicking and squirming.

"Tell me where Buzzsaw is." Scarlet Moon landed a stinging swat to the woman's exposed right sitspot.

"Go fuck a monkey." The Whistler kicked and bucked against Scarlet Moon's thighs.



"Me? I'm not the one who inflicted thousands in property damage, ruined at least four couples' romantic dinners, and killed an innocent cactus." A whip cracked, and Scarlet Moon's arms were bound tight against his sides. "Seems Succubus needs to administer some demonic discipline."

Succubus' voice bounced around in Scarlet Moon's head.




Leopard shrugged and half-smirked. "Had a chat with the cat's hostage I take it? Not my fault, I'm just trying to stop her. She's a dangerous, out of control beast."

"She's scared." Scarlet Moon landed in front of Leopard. "Probably a human with out of control superpowers. She needs help."

Leopard's smirk turned dangerous. She pulled out the paddle at her side. "I'll give you one chance. Walk away. I got better things to do than paddle your meddling ass."

Scarlet Moon fired a beam at Leopard. Leopard leaped over the beam and at Scarlet Moon, hand outstretched.

Scarlet Moon zipped backwards, and kicked Leopard under the chin. Leopard rolled into a ball and flew backwards. She braced her legs against a wall and rocketed at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon blasted Leopard full bore with a scarlet beam. Leopard snarled and hit the ground. She rolled, tore a door off its hinges and flung it at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon leapt over the door. Leopard burst out of nowhere and socked Scarlet Moon in the chin. Scarlet Moon slammed into the ceiling, before crashing to the floor.

Leopard grabbed Scarlet Moon by the hair and yanked him off the floor. She shook her paddle in the hero's face. "Pathetic. Just as I thought. Bunch of poseurs the lot of you."

Scarlet Moon rammed a scarlet spring against Leopard's chest.



Tempestas' smile flickered. "Yeah, I mean, I guess it's nice that I didn't get spanked, I mean, we could have both been spanked, and that would kinda sucked. Though I guess I kinda did, but it wasn't by a supervillain so you know-"



Scarlet Moon shoved the fedora back into the woman's mouth, and bound her hand and foot with half the rope. He tore off a few strips from the woman's shirt, and tied them around the woman's head, holding the fedora in place. He flipped the Whistler around and landed a stinging swat to the seat of the woman's tight slacks. "Spitting out your gag and calling me a clown is very naughty."

The woman struggled futilely against her bonds.

"Before you and I talk, I need to make sure your buddy can't go make trouble." The superhero turned towards the other Whistler, who was still hunched and sucking in deep breaths.

Scarlet Moon lifted the second woman off the ground, and removed her trenchcoat, revealing a rather plain (but well-fitted) blouse and a pair of skintight slacks that showed off her small, tight bottom. The clothing was plain, but surprisingly well-made. Scarlet Moon tore the sleeves off the woman's shirt and balled it up. He tore a few strips off the bottom.



Scarlet Moon swung back to the club, his stomach roiling. A crowd milled about in the parking lot. Sam, Juliana, and David stood in the middle of it, interacting with a couple of police officers. David paced anxiously back and forth, cracking his knuckles. Juliana stood holding herself and shivering, wearing Sam's coat. Sam watched David pace, shivering.

Scarlet Moon landed in a secluded corner of the parking lot. He fired off a sphere of scarlet light and flashed back into his civilians.

Shouts rose from the parking lot. A pair of cops rounded the corner, particle beams raised.

Adrian smiled uneasily and rose his hands.




"What the hell is taking you?" snarled Buzzsaw into the phone. "The police are gonna be on my ass any minute, and Globoy's already here somewhere."

Scarlet Moon bit his lower lip. On the one hand, this would be a perfect time for an ambush. On the other, who was Buzzsaw talking to? Did she have a partner? Was it one of her Whistlers coming with an escape van or something?



"Not tonight." Juliana opened the door. "Tonight, we gotta make you nice and sexy, so David can't resist you."



Scarlet Moon leapt off the edge of the roof. He unleashed a brief burst of energy into the roof behind him, and rocketed in an arc through the air.

He heard a faint cry, and looked down to see the cop pointing at him.

There was a faint whine, and a particle beam erupted from the building, missing his shoulder by inches. Scarlet Moon twisted in midair, barely dodging another beam.

The wall consumed his field of vision.

Scarlet Moon curled into a ball and wrapped himself in a scarlet cocoon. He smashed into and through the brick wall, a jolt of pain flashing through his entire body. He smashed through two dry walls, and a window. He slammed into the tile floor. He rolled and skidded through a desk, a door, and another wall.

Finally, Scarlet Moon came to a stop. He pushed himself to his feet, shaking his head and groaning.

"Scarlet Moon!" cried Juliana, her shrill voice piercing Scarlet Moon's ear like a needle. "Are you ok? Talk to me!"



They spied a faint orange glow in the far corner of the playground. Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ceiling and swung up and over a plastic slide. Anklyana creeped forward, her eyes glowing with a faint green light.

A glowing orange crystal sat pressed into the corner. A collection of wires attached it to some sort of steel contraption with a faintly glowing computer terminal.

"Looks like one of the crystals from Silver labs," said Generalissima uneasily. "What's one of those doing here?"

"Looks to me like the one in dad's particle gun," said Anklyana. "He showed it to me when the police force started a trial run. Maybe eight years ago?"



Naturally, Juliana thought Adrian should "impress the boys" with a pair of skintight leather pants and a skintight, sleeveless black shirt that showed off the wiry musculature he'd developed swinging around town.

Adrian shifted from one foot to the other. He could barely lift his feet enough to do that much in the tight trousers, and he could swear he heard them creek.



"No. I think we'll talk about it right here. Stick your butt out," said Juliana.


Juliana grabbed Adrian's french braid and sat down on the steps of the library. dragging Adrian down and across her lap as she went.

"Oww, let go!"

"Don't be ridiculous." Juliana grabbed the waistband of Adrian's jeans and pulled them down over his slender waist.

Adrian's face turned hot as his round bottom bounced free, now covered only by his boxer briefs. He squirmed. "Come on, Juliana. Don't be like that."

Juliana smacked Adrian's right cheek, barely covered by his thin underwear.


"What you did was reckless, dangerous, and frankly stupid," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon and the green girl followed.

Tempestas burst into the bowling alley. She rammed into Mr. Cuddles with the force of a hurricane behind her, driving him out.

"Lower a barrier as soon as I'm in!" said Tempestas.

Yomamma's shriek echoed from outside the alley.



"-collar and chain-" said Buzzsaw.

Adrian's eyes traveled up the lamppost that the car slammed into. The post looked a bit dented, but none the worse for wear. "I'd kill for some web shooters."

"-all over my shoes-"

Adrian's wrist twitched. A crimson cord emerged from his palm and started pooling at his feet.

"Convenient," said Juliana.

"-goddamn cow!"

Adrian threw his hand out, and watched with a grin as the cord flew towards the street light.

And then went taut.

Adrian lurched, and teetered on the edge of the roof. Juliana yelped, and grabbed his arm. Adrian stared at the cord, hovering in mid-air, tight as a tightrope.

"Can't you make that thing any longer?" asked Juliana, glancing over her shoulder. "Aww man, they're carrying the wooden planks from the other bridge over here. They'll be crossing soon!"



"Umm..." A few minutes of tapping followed.

Scarlet Moon had just whipped past an open apartment window, when Juliana spoke again.

"Tons of things. It's kind of a big city. We have a fundraising gala for some politician or other, a business summit, the ten year reunion for a very, very, very high end school... There's even a ballroom dancing convention in town."

Scarlet Moon sighed. "Should have tried to get that lady's name. I was just so frazzled-"

"Don't worry about it. The police will get their names, and the papers are sure to publish a couple of stories about it. Most of it will be speculative garbage of course, but nestled in there will be some useful nuggets."

"I guess that's true." Scarlet Moon landed on a building top and sprinted across it, leaping out back into the void. "So, it's after eleven by now isn't it?"

"Yup. But don't worry, just sneak in through the window. Sam'll never know."



Buzzsaw's brow furrowed.

"He's implying that your hands are soft and effeminate, boss," said one of the thugs.

"Nobody calls Buzzsaw's hands soft," roared Buzzsaw. She grabbed Adrian and raised her fist. "MY PALMS ARE STEEL!"

Adrian kicked Buzzsaw in the shin.

"Shit! Fuck! Son of a bitch!" Buzzsaw hopped back, clutching at her leg. "Beat his scrawny ass!"

The three thugs approached, cracking their knuckles. A small voice in the back of Adrian's head screamed in terror, but the rest buzzed. The air seemed to pulse, and Adrian could barely see through the red mist that filled the air.




"I know," said Natalie quietly. Her shoulders shook. "I'm sorry I screwed up. I do want to be healthy, honest."

"Such is life." Adrian tapped the hairbrush lightly on Natalie's left cheek, sending ripples across the incredibly gorgeous bubble. "And after this, we'll start over. We'll pick ourselves up and try again. OK?"

Natalie nodded into the armrest.

"Good." Adrian whipped the hairbrush up, and brought it down on Natalie's left cheek with a resounding splat. The soft flesh roiled beneath the stroke. When Adrian lifted the brush, he left behind a bright red rectangular square.

Natalie squealed into the armrest, and her feet kicked madly. "God, that stings worse than Daddy's belt!"

Adrian snapped the hairbrush against Natalie's right cheek. Left, right, left, right, the hairbrush blurred between the roiling hemispheres, keeping both continuously dancing.

Natalie rocked and wailed. Her bare feet danced madly about the far side of the couch. Her toes curled and straightened. Her bright red bottom roiled and bobbed, her hips squirmed and bucked all over Adrian's lap.

Adrian massaged Natalie's round bottom. Natalie tensed when Adrian's fingers first touched her sizzling flesh, but as the massage continued, Natalie sighed. She nestled into the couch and pushed her voluminous bottom up into Adrian's kneading fingers.



David raised an eyebrow.



Adrian thought back to the robbers last night. How strangely dazed, and incompetent they seemed at first. The utter transformation when he starting spanking Red Dress. The confusion and fear.



Succubus stood just in front of the helicopter. She spun with a whirl of her cape. She grinned. "Well, you found me. You're smarter than you look, Scarlet Cheeks."

A couple of cops rushed up onto the roof, guns drawn.

"It's Succubus!" cried one of the cops, a woman. "Stop her!"

"Oh dear, it looks like we have company," said Succubus. Her eyes flared.

Scarlet Moon fired an energy beam, right as a particle beam struck him in the side. He lurched sideways, and his shot went wide.

"What are you doing?" cried the cop, casting a frantic look at her partner.

The other cop, a man, shot Scarlet Moon again, driving him to his knees.

"I'd love to stick around." Succubus leapt into the helicopter. She turned and waved at Scarlet Moon. "But I've got-"

A particle beam struck Succubus in the face, knocking her back into the helicopter.

"You're not going anywhere!" shouted the female cop.

The other cop tackled her. "Don't you dare shoot Mistress!"

The first kicked her partner off, and shot him in the chest. She rolled to her feet, and ran for the helicopter, firing all the while.

Scarlet Moon pushed himself to his feet, and snapped a chord around the helicopter. He wrapped a second chord around a nearby air duct as an anchor and flared his shield.



A wind switch cut into the seat of Scarlet Moon's costume.

"Oww!" Scarlet Moon jumped and clutched his bottom. "I was just kidding."

Tempestas grunted. "At best we're partners. And I'm certainly not anybody's sidekick. Christ, I'm pretty sure I'm older than you."



Juliana came out of the crowd, Sam trailing behind. She grabbed Adrian by the hand. "Come on, I've got an idea."

"But--" said Adrian.

"Hey David, how about you and Sam go get a drink?" Juliana winked at him.

David raised an eyebrow. "The next song's gonna start--"

"I know, trust me you'll love this. Just go get a drink, take a break, and enjoy the show." Juliana's teeth flashed in a grin.

Uh oh.

David gave Juliana a suspicious look before looking at Sam. Sam shrugged. David gently pushed Adrian to Juliana. "Don't go getting Adrian into trouble now."

"Trust me." Juliana pulled Adrian off the dance floor and towards the stairs leading up to the poles. A few scantily clad girls awkwardly swayed around a few, before giggling and scampering back down. "Come on, let's show them how it's done."

"You want me to pole dance in front of the entire club?" asked Adrian.

Juliana threw Adrian a dangerous grin. "Pole dance with peak human agility no less. He's gonna love every minute, and he's gonna wanna make sure everyone knows you're his, and his alone."



The door opened a crack and Natalie peeked out.

"Yeah?" asked Natalie.

Adrian rubbed the back of his neck. "Look, I've been kinda struggling with class lately, you know Intro to Java. So, I was wondering if you maybe you could, I don't know, tutor me or something."

"Maybe you should show up to class more often."

"That's harder than it looks," said Adrian. "I work like fifteen to twenty hours a week, and I have other classes too."

Natalie stepped into the hallway. "Yeah, I guess I'm pretty lucky. My dad's been able to save for my school since before I was born. Between that and a couple of scholarships, I don't need to work."



"We could videotape it and post it on the internet," said Clemency.

"This is fine," said Scarlet Moon. "This is totally fine."

Clemency pressed her right hand against the small of Scarlet Moon's back. Her left palm clapped Scarlet Moon's peach right cheek, making the jiggly, upthrust globe wobble madly. Her hand had barely left Scarlet Moon's blazing right buttock when it struck the heroine's left buttock with the same effect. The right again, left, right, left.

Scarlet Moon kicked his legs and slapped the floor.



David's heavy hand struck Adrian's right sitspot, with a ear-splitting crack. Adrian yelped as a bolt of pain blasted his bottom.

"Why am I spanking you?"

"This outfit is just so damned spankable?"

David's hand struck Adrian's left sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"You've got a thing for gym spankings?"

David's hand struck Adrian's right sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Nggh. Sam made you a dare?"

David's hand struck Adrian's left sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Oww...You thought you heard me insult your mother?"

David's hand struck Adrian's right sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Augh! My jokes are falling flat?"

David's hand struck Adrian's left sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Ouchie ouchie ouchie. You're an NPC, and that's all you were programmed to do?"

David's hand struck Adrian's right sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"

"Oww!" Adrian's legs kicked. His sitspots burned fiercely. Next time, wear thick sweatpants.

David's hand struck Adrian's left sitspot. "Why am I spanking you?"



"Oh shit," said Tempestas. "Augh!"

A tentacle lashed at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon zipped past it. A giant lego arm struck his. He flew sideways, through a second floor clothing store. Mannequins and clothing went flying. He pushed himself to his feet, his arms and legs shaking. A tentacle tore into the store. Scarlet Moon ducked it and leapt back out into the main mall. He fired a crimson beam through the arm holding Tempestas. The arm shattered, and Tempestas plummetted. Scarlet Moon caught Tempestas. Another chord zipped them up onto the second floor at the opposite side from the lego monster.

"You will rue the day you dared underestimate the might of Legostopheles!" said Princess. "Cast them down Oh Breaker of Feet! Drive them before me that I may bask in their lamentations and drink their tears!"

"Well, that didn't work," said Tempestas. "How about we just kick that thing's ass the hard way?"



"No!" The hoodlum reached back to shield her bum. "When Buzzsaw finds out-"

"Fine." Adrian wrapped his arm around the hoodlum's waist, and bodily dragged her a few inches from the wall. He pushed down on the hoodlum's back with his elbow, and forced the struggling thug to bend over Adrian's hip. A small voice in Adrian's head marveled at the ease with which he manhandled the hoodlum. Especially considering the two were about the same size.


Adrian unleashed a flurry of furious smacks to the hoodlum's upthrust bottom, making the hoodlum swear, kick and flail. She rocked her hips in pain.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry!" wailed the hoodlum, clutching Adrian's calf in an iron grip. "Please, stop, I'll do anything just sto-op!"

"Pathetic," muttered the other hoodlum.

"You shut up!" snarled Adrian's victim. "This bastard's got a hand of fucking steel."



"Now, let's not get nasty," said the brunette. "We're all on the same team here."

"Oh yes, because members of the same team totally attack each other and steal their shit," said the redhead.

Scarlet Moon's eyes narrowed.

"Cool it," said Juliana. "Try to find out who they are."

"Who are you?" asked Scarlet Moon. "And why the interest in Buzzsaw and Succubus?"

"Highly trained government agents," said the brunette. "Superspies if you will."

"Yeah, we make the green berets look like a bunch of toddlers with plastic guns," said the redhead.

"I see," said Scarlet Moon. "Well, I'm starting to feel a whole lot better about taking on elite bodyguards then."

The redhead scowled. "You took us by surprise last time. In a fair fight, I'd spank you like a prankster in the principal's office."



Tempestas sighed. "Alright, let's do this. Which one do you want?"



Scarlet Moon zipped out at full speed. The alleyway was empty.

Scarlet Moon cursed and reactivated his lenses.

Steel-strong fingers grabbed the back of Scarlet Moon's costume, and the next thing he knew, his nose was flattened against the grimy ground, a muscular thigh dug into his belly, and a large wooden paddle flattened his skintight-spandex-clad, curved buttocks.


"Stay out of this boy," said a stern, female voice. "I had that little feline right where I wanted her before you bungled things."

Scarlet Moon lashed chords to a nearby wall and zipped himself out of the woman's grasp. He pivoted and braced his back against the wall.

The leopard-print lady stood with a paddle about the size of a machete in one hand, a hip cocked, and a hand on her hip.

She shook the paddle at Scarlet Moon. "That's just a warning. Get in my way again, and I'll paddle you so hard you'll skip scarlet and go straight to purple. Get me?"



"How many pairs of pants do you have in there?" asked Vanessa.

"As many as I can reasonably afford. My employees will dress appropriately." Dr. Park handed a pair of pants to Bernice. "I've got skirts, shirts and blouses too."

Bernice hopped around the office, trying to tug a pair of pants up and over her swollen bottom.

"Yeah, they're a little small," said Dr. Park. "Best I could do."

Bernice wiggled the tight material over her bottom with a grunt. "Ohhh, that stings."

She craned around to look at her bottom, barely encased in the skintight pants. "Man, I feel like I'm gonna split these things."

"You do, and you're going back over my desk," said Dr. Park.

Bernice blanched.

"Just kidding. Now get out of here."

"Well, I'm staying here," said Vanessa. "I've had enough of superhero antics, thank you very much."

"Great. I could use the help," said Dr. Park.

Scarlet Moon and Bernice hurried out.

"So tell me again why you, a police officer, agreed to be belted by a little old lady?"

"She offered me pants. You have no idea how obnoxious it is--" Bernice eyed the back of Scarlet Moon's outfit. "Actually, maybe you do. Except you're doing it by choice."



Tempestas pressed Scarlet Moon's shoulders down with both hands, squishing his face, shoulders against the roof.

There was a soft swish, and Scarlet Moon shrieked as a sharp line of fire cut into his spandex-clad buttocks.

Another swish, another line of fire, and another shriek.

And another.

And another.

And another.

A dozen times the faint swish caressed Scarlet Moon's ears, and the long thin sting cut his bottom. Tears gathered at his eyes. His legs kicked desperately. He pushed against the rooftop, but he was still too weak.

"This isn't about stopping bad guys," said Tempestas. "It's about protecting innocents."



The chief glowered. "The only reason I'm not arresting you right now, is because we don't have anything to transport you in. Now get your ass out of here before I thrash it good, and walk you to a damn cell."

Scarlet Moon smirked. He lashed a cord against the arena and zipped up onto its roof.



Scarlet Moon's eyes flared with a Scarlet Beam.

"Be careful," said Juliana. "For all we know, Succubus' minions are regular people."




Adrian yelped and kicked. He squeezed his eyes shut and bucked his hips in pain.

"And maybe see if there's anyone around who might be willing to serve as our proxy, hmm?" Mom rapid-fird the slipper against Adrian's naked, roiling cheeks, each stroke leaving a horrific sting behind. "Keep you on the straight and narrow."

"I know someone," piped up Juliana. "Oww! He'd be perfect! Oww!"

Adrian glared at Juliana.

"Why thank you Juliana," said Mom. "Always good of you to look after your brother."



The two hoodlums lay on the floor in the fetal position, groaning in pain.

"That bastard's unreal."

"Or we suck."

"I like mine better."

"Me too."

"Good job," said Juliana, clapping Adrian on the shoulder. "Wonder if they-"

A crash echoed through the factory.

Adrian spun back towards the door as it burst open and half a dozen Whistlers poured in.

"Cell phone, dumbass!" shouted the hoodlum Adrian laser-beamed.

Juliana grabbed Adrian's wrist and tugged him towards the stairs.

They ran up the stairs, Juliana slamming the door shut behind them. "That sheet of iron, quick grab it!"



"Yeah!" Juliana pumped her fist in the air. "Make the Stuffy of Pure Evil rue the day it dared cross spears with the Sensational Scarlet Moon!"

The giraffe charged.

Scarlet Moon pushed energy into his legs and leapt with all his might. His energy shifted into his fists, now glowing with blinding brilliance.

His staff struck the bear just as the bear's noodle struck his.

Hmm. Probably should've made the staff longer.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


The spring shaped into a paddle, and he popped the seat of Generalissima's skirt. Fortunately for Generalissima, she was wearing some leggings beneath her skirt instead of fishnets (probably to ward off the cold).

"Oww!" Generalissima hopped, and her hands snapped back to clutch her bottom.

Scarlet Moon smirked. He dissipated the chord, front-flipped and spun to land facing Generalissima about twenty feet away. He sucked in a breath and laughed.



Juliana handed Natalie six pens. "Here. While Adrian tries to talk, you'll slip around the mall and plant the pens where I tell you."

"Are you sure?" Natalie took the pens. "I'm not really the sneaky type."

"Do you want to talk to the crazy person who controls toys?"

"Well, no."

"Alright then. Adrian, you'll go up to the police by yourself, while Natalie approaches the mall from the east."

Adrian and Natalie nodded.

Juliana smiled. "Good luck."

Not too much later, Scarlet Moon swung towards the police barricade. He landed on the far side of the street, giving the twitchy officers plenty of space.




She had a maroon full-cut one piece that fully covered yet drew the appropriate emphasis to her bottom, a fair amount of her chest, and everything in between.

She had a black tie-side full cut bikini that covered all and only the important bits.

Finally, she had a black thong bikini that Juliana browbeat her into getting a few weeks ago. Mama would have a conniption fit if she saw her in that.



The spandex-based material went on surprisingly easy, and he felt powerful when he looked in the mirror. A crimson one-piece speedsuit covered everything between mid thighs and shoulders, and accentuated his musculature. The outfit had purple pin-striping, beginning at the shoulders and going down both the arms and sides down to the knees. In the center of Adrian's chest was a finely embroidered purple crescent moon surrounded by a black circle. His arms were covered by long black gloves that came halfway to his elbows. Short purple boots with grippy flat bottoms came up to mid calf. A red half-mask was attached to the back of the costume, and fit over his head. It covered everything from the nose up, like Batman's except nowhere near as badass.




"Shit!" David grabbed Adrian's wrist and pulled him towards the door. "Must be some new Supremes."

"Supremes?" asked Adrian.

"That's what the media's calling them," said David. "Because a superiority complex is exactly what these lunatics need."

Shrieks and swearing erupted from the stadium, and the still sizeable crowds in the concessions rushed for the doors.

"Hold on tight," said David as the two got swept up in the human torrent. "Don't get separated."



"You're really giving it to his, aren't you? I sense a little unspoken tension in your new partnership," said Princcess. "Here's hoping that tension doesn't explode at an inopportune moment."

"Oh just shut up," said Anklyana. "I'm doing what you want, so quit with the commentary."

"Excuse me?" Princess' eyes flashed. "You do not dictate to me. You're my little dolly, and you're--"

Anklyana smashed the paddle against the drone, smashing it (and the paddle) to pieces. "I am nobody's dolly."

"Anklyana!" said Generalissima. "What part of--"

"My alter-ego puts up with this all goddamn day!" snarled Anklyana. Her eyes glowed with green light. "Well, my name is Anklyana, and Anklyana doesn't put up with this shit! Ever!"

Princess face flickered onto the screen of a second drone. "Excuse me--"

Anklyana snarled. A dome formed over her and the drone. The Princess' face flickered away, and the drone fell to the ground. Anklyana stomped on it, grinding it to the ground.

The third and final drone showed Princess' face. "Ok, now I'm getting annoyed--"



"Which part don't you understand?"

Adrian shifted uneasily. "Umm, you know. All of it."

The class giggled.

"I hear you people laugh at one of your classmates one more time and every single one of you's going over your desk."

The laughter stopped.

Adrian blushed, and shrank into his chair.

Can't talk. Class.

He closed her laptop and tried to follow along.



"And I'm gonna make you earn that namesake in a minute," said Juliana. "What was that?"

"Getting some backup." Scarlet Moon ran across the roof, and leapt into the air. He wrapped a cord around a nearby flagpole and swung in the direction of the harbor.

"I was going to call with an anonymous tip, you idiot," said Juliana.

"What does it matter?"

"I don't want you interacting with the cops," said Juliana. "If they start investigating you, and find out who you are--"

"You really think they won't notice me?" asked Scarlet Moon. "I am literally swinging across town right now. You don't think that's going to draw attention?"

"That would have just been random people catching brief glimpses-"

"In the world of smartphones? I don't think so. I'm probably plastered all over the internet by now."

Scarlet Moon heard a faint clacking.

"Ok, fine yes. There are already pictures of you, and lots of speculation. Most of 'em seem to think you're just a comic book geek with a thing for parkour, so no risk of figuring out who you really are. Ooh, this one really shows off your ass. Right click. Save as."



The woman looked at Scarlet Moon. Her eyes popped open wide when she took in the superheroine's costume. "What's this? Another young person who doesn't cover his bottom? Well, bend over next to your friend, I got plenty of licks for you too!"



Anklyana wailed. Tears poured down her face. The paddle relentlessly flattened her bottom.

The minutes ticked by. Scarlet Moon's shoulder ached. Anklyana's bottom was a deep, ugly red from the edge of her skimpy costume to the peaks of her thighs.

"Bah! I'm getting bored," said Princess. "I'll just break you myself Whalegirl. Oh, yes I will. I'm gonna spank you so hard you'll call me mommy."

Anklyana stood. She clutched her bottom and danced from one foot to the other. She hissed, and slowly rubbed her burning cheeks. She glared at Princess. "My name is Anklyana."

"Whatever you say Whalegirl," said Princess.

Anklyana's eyes flashed green.

"Ok, Scarlet Moon, your turn," said Princess happily. "Grab your ankles."



The hand struck Scarlet Moon's ass with full force. Scarlet Moon shrieked. His hips slammed into the table. His bottom bounced madly, and his hips thrashed back and forth. The hand whipped back and struck his bottom again. And again. And again.

"Yeah, that's right. Hit it! Hit it you poor excuse for a garbage heap," snarled Scarlet Moon.

"No! No, you're letting everyone escape," said Princess.

"Why don't you come over here, and I'll blast you to pieces too," said Scarlet Moon.

The hand struck Scarlet Moon's bottom three more times in rapid succession. Scarlet Moon's legs kicked madly.



Juliana put one hand on the door handle, and pressed the button on her keys. As soon as the door unlocked, she yanked it open, and grabbed Adrian's french braid.



"Makes sense. Alright, I'll go with that one." Natalie grabbed the chosen belt. "Thanks for your help Bernice."

Bernice muttered something that was probably foul, but too low for Adrian to make out. She hissed and danced as she squirmed her jeans back on.




The woman yanked Keiko back up, spun her around and sent her scurrying back to her friends with a final sharp smack. "Next time don't go jabbing your fingers around in a crowd like this."

Keiko danced in place, rubbing her bottom and hissing. The woman had already vanished into the crowd.

"You see?" said Keiko. "This place is full of danger! The Dark Lord's own fortress it is!"

"Yes, truly the perils are innumerable. Now, you wanted to go to the bookstore?" said Juliana.

"Erm, yes. My da-*cough*, erm. I mean, my mom enjoys romance novels, so I supposed I would look there for something," said Keiko.

"I always get my Dad a new belt for Christmas," said Natalie. "His always get worn out real fast. I'm gonna head over to Belts McBeltington over there."

"There's a terrifying name," said Juliana. "Gonna stay well away from that place thank you very much."



The scraps of glow that remained pooled around Adrian's feet and energy surged through his legs. Adrian grabbed Juliana, slung her over his shoulder, and ran.

The two hoodlums guarding the car ran to intercept them. Scraps flowed into Adrian's fist, and he punched first one, then the other. He snatched open the driver door, and shoved Juliana in. He yanked open the backdoor and dove in.

Juliana started the car, rammed it into reverse, rocketed away from the pole, shoved it into drive, and bolted into the night with a squeal of tires.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Adrian has learned Scarlet Cords.

Scarlet Cords allows Adrian to start swinging through the air, Spider-Man style. It increases his attack and defense, by a flat amount at the cost of increased attrition. It also automatically cures his of Away at the start of his turn (rendering his effectively immune to it).




Scarlet Moon flung the hatch open, and erupted into the office, fist leading. He uppercutted Succubus right in the chin, sending the woman flying through the still open door.

"Of course not." Silver leaned against her desk. "You're nowhere near competent enough."

Succubus charged back into the room. Scarlet Moon fired a beam, but the supervillain pivoted around it and lashed her whip at Scarlet Moon's face.

Scarlet Moon caught the whip on his forearm, and yanked Succubus through the air. Succubus pulled herself into a ball, whirled over Scarlet Moon, and stuck the landing like an Olympic gymnast.




Those eyes held Scarlet Moon's gaze in a vice. They caught what little light there was and sparkled with a cool, confident mirth.

"Do you know what I do with naughty kittens?"

The eyes slid sideways and vanished. Scarlet Moon blinked, and took a step forward. His heart hammered against his chest, but he felt no fear. Anxiety. A strange tightness deep in his navel. Something else. Something he'd never felt and couldn't identify.

Something, no, a pair of somethings warm and soft pressed against his shoulderblades before sliding down a hair and pressing against his back.. Long fingers closed firmly over his shoulders. The faint scent of lilacs tickled his nose.

"Of course you know."



Before the chief could say anything, Dana and Marie, the two super secret spy persons pushed through. They wore their customary skintight black leather catsuits.

"Good job chief," said Marie, the short redhead. "We'll take it from here."

"Like hell you will," snarled the chief.

Marie's eyes narrowed. "Excuse me?"



"And I understand that," said Tempestas. "And she should be stopped. But no bad guy is worth letting innocent people get hurt or worse."

"It's not my fault," said Scarlet Moon. "They're the ones attacking people."

"But it's your responsibility."

"Says who?"

"You when you put that mask on."



"You want to know the real reason?" whispered the woman, almost too low for Scarlet Moon to hear. The palm pulled away. Leather rustled. A bare palm pressed against Scarlet Moon's stinging bottom. The hero gasped as warm, supple flesh touched spandex stretched taught. A hand tangled itself in Scarlet Moon's hair and gently, but firmly pulled the boy into a standing position. Scarlet Moon arched his back, his chest pushing out and his bottom thrusting back. Warm, pillowy breasts flattened against his back. Lips moved half an inch from his ear. "Because I wanted you to."

The woman bent Scarlet Moon back over. Scarlet Moon's hands latched back to his ankles, and his bottom clenched anxiously.

But rather than smacking his poor, burning bottom, the woman's long, strong fingers began to knead. Scarlet Moon moaned as his bouncy sitflesh rolled between the woman's fingers, jiggling and wobbling. Even if his bottom hadn't been burning, the massage would have been deep enough to hurt. As it was, it burned so fiercely, Scarlet Moon very nearly started howling again. But interwoven with the pain, dragged into a dance like a shy partner, was a deep, soothing pleasure. Scarlet Moon squirmed and pushed his bottom up into the woman's fingers. He didn't know if it was reward or punishment, if he desperately wanted it to stop, or needed it to continue. Tension oozed out of his body. His knees wobbled, and he would have collapsed if it weren't for the strong arm wrapped around his hips.



The woman slid to her feet. "You're going to be one of those no-fun stick-in-the-muds aren't you?"

Scarlet Moon yanked the woman forward.

A flash of light erupted between them, making Scarlet Moon cry out in pain and squeeze his eyes shut.

By the time his vision cleared, the woman was gone. His chords hung lifelessly in a pool of shadows a few steps away. He swore.

"Scarlet Moon, you there?" Generalissima's voice crackled back to life.

"Yeah, what happened to you?"

"We lost signal, wonder if maybe the thief was interfering somehow. Maybe they control electromagnetic radiation?" said Generalissima.

"She. It's a woman. A tall woman. And turn that red mist back on."

"Oh right, it automatically switches off when we lose signal. Don't want it interfering with your ability to see," said Generalissima.

The red mist returned. The trail was faint to nonexistent, and by the time he reached the stairs, it was gone completely.

"Looks like she stopped using her powers," said Generalissima. She sighed in frustration. "Well, might as well come home. You'll just waste your time trying to chase her down. Probably don't want to be up all night, either. Aren't you working a party tomorrow for the Silver Spoon?"



Sam scoffed. "Like that's ever worked."

"Now, now Sam. I don't have to spank him," said David. "I could always take him up to the folks at the front desk. They've got quite the belt up there."



"This one?"

"Not even real leather. Christ, their selection's really going downhill this year. Probably gonna have to make him one next year. Or maybe for his birthday."

"Yo mama's really gone downhill this year!" said Bernice in exasperation.

Natalie's smile vanished. "I certainly hope not. Or Dad'll need to have a little talk with the gravekeeper."

Bernice's face drained completely of color. "Umm, what?"

"Mom's been dead for ten years."

"Oh fuck..." Bernice grabbed Natalie's arm. "Please don't tell your Dad. Please oh please oh please. That's a beautiful belt. Best belt I've ever seen in fact. It'll probably last a good decade. Truly a masterwork, you should totally get it for him. And I'll bet the one you make him for next year, in fact if you ever need any help, I could totally help you make one, I'd love to learn a little bit about leatherworking, and like I could even carry stuff. I'm strong and fit, being a cop and all. Much stronger than I look in fact, can carry heavy loads with ease--"

Natalie gnawed her lip. "Sorry, I overreacted. I know you just like--"



The cracks repaired. The legos settled down and stopped moving. Scarlet Moon compressed the sack and ground the legos into tiny flecks of plastic. He dispersed the sack.

"You jerk!" wailed Princess. She hopped up and down on her bear's shoulder. "You broke my legos! Oooh, Legostopheles' gonna give you such a spanking!"

"I'm gonna give yo mama such a spanking," said Tempestas. She swept towards Princess and flung a gust of wind at her. The bear's paw snapped up and blocked the gust, before backhanding Tempestas in Scarlet Moon's direction.

Scarlet Moon side-stepped and watched Tempestas go skidding across the floor.

"Thanks for breaking my fall," grumbled Tempestas. She adjusted her skewed goggles and clambered to her feet.



Adrian studied Keiko's bottom for a moment, noting how her lacy panties exposed a fair amount of lower cheek, and left the sitspots completely exposed.

An evil grin played across Adrian's face. He placed one hand on the small of Keiko's back, right at the top of her bottom. He tapped the spoon lightly against a bit of Keiko's exposed right cheek, and snapped it up and down. Keiko squeaked and her panty-clad butt bobbed.

"You're not going to take her panties down?" asked Juliana.

"Nope, every stroke's still gonna hit bare flesh though," said Adrian, thwapping Keiko's right sitspot.

Juliana winced as Keiko yelped. "All twenty strokes on her lower cheeks?"

"Yup." Adrian landed three sharp, fast strokes to Keiko's lower left cheek, making the girl squirm and squeal.

Juliana shook her head. "Remind me never to piss you off."



Scarlet Moon zipped up to the row of windows along the top of the arena. He swung up onto the roof, plopped down, and took several deep breaths. He wiped an arm across his sweaty face. He sat like that for a minute or two, just enjoying the chilly November gusts.

"When am I going to get some help?" he muttered.

A gust of wind ruffled his hair, and a costumed woman landed next to him.

The woman wore a long-sleeved white spandex top that fully covered her chest and arms, but left her athletic midriff bare. She wore a pair of white spandex pants that showed off flared hips, a firm round bottom and long muscular legs. She wore short boots with a thick heel, short and wide enough to be practical, but tall enough to give her a bit more height. A large pair of red-tinted aviator goggles covered her eyes and much of her upper face. A white cap covered her hair. A stylized red tornado adorned the center of her chest. A bright white cape snapped in the wind behind her.

Scarlet Moon jumped to her feet, his eyes flaring. Just what he needed, a third--

"Oh crap, did you beat them already?" The woman adjusted her goggles. "Sorry, I came as fast as I could, but I haven't really been on this side of town very often, and everything looks so different from rooftops, and it's been taking me a bit to get used to these goggles, and I thought I'd gotten the hang of my powers, but they keep getting stronger, and do you have any idea how much of a pain in the ass it is when you use too powerful a gust and send yourself flying over the roof you intended to land on, so you end up flying through a thankfully open window and into some grouchy old lady's living room, who just so happened to be in the middle of brushing her grandchild's hair with a really large hairbrush, and yeah sure you could just run away, but you scared the crap out of the kid, broke some hokey little glass sculpture from some glass museum or other that the lady's late husband bought for her on their honeymoon, and you just feel kind of bad about the whole thing?"



"We're just heading over to comfort our friend," said Juliana. She took a step forward, cocked one hip, and leaned forward a little, giving the man quite the view of her ample chest.

The man blinked, his eyes riveted on the dark mounds. "Well, uhh, first I have to spank your friend for pushing me without reason."

"Oh come on, that's no fun." Juliana siddled up to the man. She pressed her breasts against his side, and placed one hand on his chest. She rocked her hips. "I've got a better idea. How about we go and have a few drinks, and when my friend and I get home, I'll give her such a spanking, just the thought of pushing you will make her ass ache."

"Umm..." The man looked down at Juliana, who gave him a sultry look through her eyelashes. A stupid grin spread across his face. "Well..."

"Well?" Juliana flutered her eyelashes.

The man wrapped an arm around Juliana's bare waist. He bent her over his hip, and smacked her bare, plump brown bottom. Juliana yelped and squirmed, her bottom bouncing and bobbing, her hips wiggling frantically back and forth, and her legs kicking beneath the onslaught. "Yeah, I get it. Men only think with their penises. A bit of grinding, some eyelash batting, and bam they've forgotten about everything but their swelling sausage. That right?"



The noodle drove Tempestas' hips into the small of Scarlet Moon's back for the final (hopefully!) time. Tempestas mewled and wiggled.

"Pathetic," said Princess. "And here I was almost worried when you showed up. Shouldn't have been though. If the likes of Succubus or those weird elemental twins could give you trouble, what chance do you have against the Perfect Princess?"

Giraffalot stood.

Tempestas pushed herself off of Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon heaved himself onto one knee.




David grimaced. "I know it's hard, but you're gonna have a hard time getting a good job if you don't keep your grades up. You should ask one of the other students for help. Maybe Natalie. You guys seem to know each other, and she definitely knows what she's doing."



Adrian raised his hand and resumed. Vanessa squealed into the pillow, her hips bucking and rocking, while her bottom roiled and jumped beneath Adrian's punishing palm. It wasn't long before the overlapping handprints adorning the young woman's pale bottom merged into a generic redness.

"Alright, six more." Adrian unleashed six rapid fire smacks, three to Vanessa's right cheek, and three to her left. Vanessa yelped into the pillow, her toes curling, and her feet pounding against the couch cushions. "Alright, we're done."

Vanessa clambered off of Adrian's lap, and gave her hot bottom a vigorous rubbing. Her face was almost as red. "Wow, that hurt. That hurt more than Mrs. Rossi! How-"

Adrian shrugged. "I don't know? Some sort of technique? Just spank the way my mom does."

"I see. Well, please don't teach anyone your technique," said Vanessa.

Adrian laughed, and stood. "Don't you worry about that. Talk about backfire."

Vanessa smiled, though it quickly faded. "I am sorry about earlier."

"Don't worry about it." The two shared a brief hug. "Have a good night."

"Have a good night. Vanessa hurried back to her room.

Adrian returned to his own and slipped into some pajamas.




Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to Sir Stuffins' back and zipped feet first into it. Tempestas sailed past Scarlet Moon. She twisted and flung a gust of wind at Scarlet Moon's back, driving Scarlet Moon's feet through Sir Stuffins' back. Scarlet Moon grabbed Giraffalot's horns and flipped the giraffe and bear over his head. Sir Stuffins slammed into the tile and stopped moving. Scarlet Moon swung Giraffalot around and flung it at Tempestas.

Tempestas' fist punctured Giraffalot's torso. She grabbed the giraffe's head and ripped it clean off.

"Brutal," said Scarlet Moon.

"I never liked dolls."



David grinned and pulled his out onto the dance floor. "If you think you're excited now, just wait until I'm done with you."



Juliana turned around and gave Adrian's shoulder a shove. "You should go knock on his door. He's in room 205, I think, right Sam?"

Sam pulled out his phone. "Well, yeah, but you know we have phones right?"

Juliana glared at Sam. "Adrian should go knock on his door."



"Indeed." Phillipa's eyes sparkled. "Been doing this whole 'life' thing for over fifty years, and I'm still learning so very much."

Adrian nodded. "And um, on that note, what would--"

The door burst open with a bang. Adrian jumped and very nearly flared his forcefield.

In walked a woman. The first thing Adrian saw were a pair of obviously fake devil horns poking through a thick mane of raven hair. The horns were... augmented... with little pink broken hearts. A black butterfly mask obscured the upper half of her face, leaving a pair of ruby red lips, smooth cheeks, and a button nose exposed. Her dark eyes smoldered from behind her mask.

She wore a long-sleeved dark purple leotard with a diamond cut out of the front. Said diamond started just above her ample breasts and ran all the down to just above her belly button, exposing her inner boob and a fair amount of her firm torso. The leotard was edged in black and quite sparkly. A black cape with purple edging and a jagged bottom draped her shoulders, covering all but the front of her outfit. Black stiletto-heeled boots that went two-thirds up her thighs completed the ensemble.

A trio of women came in after her. Each one wore a black butterfly mask and a black leotard. They also had obviously fake devil horns, and even fake devil tails.

One of them carried a particle gun, another wore brass knuckles on one hand, and a third carried a baseball bat.

Phillipa grunted in disgust. "God, her costume is worse than the last one."



"Well now," said Generalissima.



A few hours passed.

Juliana stuck her head in. "Hey, just wanted to let you know that I'm heading to the concert. I'll have my phone on vibrate, call me if something comes up alright?"

"'K. Have fun," said Adrian.

Juliana's head vanished.

Natalie cocked an eyebrow. "'In case something comes up?' What is she, your mother?"

"She's just paranoid. Worried Mama's gonna like keel over and die or something, and she won't find out for hours," said Adrian.

"I see."



David's hand clamped down on Adrian's arm and he pulled him behind him, throwing him a dangerous glare as he did so. Adrian scowled at his back.




Keiko swallowed.

Juliana spun her finger through the air. "Turn around and bend over the edge of the bed. Adrian, what've you got?"

"Umm..." Adrian rifled through drawers and closets. "Well, I've got a leather belt. A umm, a wooden spoon, and I think that's it."

Juliana flipped to the back of the bylaws. "Belt is type 4, so that's out. Spoon is type 2, though. That'll do. Now would you like-"

Juliana noticed Keiko was still standing in the middle of the room, hugging herself and rocking, her eyes already filling with tears. Juliana locked eyes with the girl, and her voice turned into ice. "Why are you not bent over the bed?"

Keiko eeped, and practically threw herself over the bed, which was tall enough to force her toes to dangle a few centimeters off the floor.



"Just do it. It's out of your hands now," said Generalissima.

"Can you--"

"No. Rubbles too thick."

Scarlet Moon backed up and watched. Tempestas still helped, but the way she settled in with the first responders, it was clear she had some experience in this.

"Relax. Anklyana's fine," said Generalissima.

"How can you know that?"

"Because I know what she's capable of."

Rubble started to shift.

"Back up, back up!" barked a firefighter. "Pocket could be collapsing!"

The rubble pushed upward, and an emerald figure emerged from the rubble. The first responders tensed.

The coccoon faded and in its place stood Anklyana, clutching the child to her chest, like the child clutched her shredded bear.

Anklyana smiled weakly. "Not even a scratch..."



Adrian grabbed the curvy one and dragged her off of Vanessa. "Back off brat. Your friend started it."

"No she didn't." Curvy girl stomped on Adrian's foot, spun around and grabbed a fistful of Adrian's brown hair. "She's not the one who called Ms. Carmine a slut!"




Scarlet Moon eased the window open as far as it would go. He sucked in his breath, and listened.

He could hear a lot of voices coming from below him. Enough to give him a significant challenge. He'd have to move quickly. Launch a vicious ambush, and take out at least half of them before they even knew what hit them. Buzzsaw was in there somewhere, waiting for him, and losing wasn't an option.

Scarlet Moon took another deep breath and leapt through the window.

His foot caught on the lip of the window. Instead of landing amongst the crowd, fists, feet and Scarlet Beams flying, he faceplanted on the hard concrete right in the middle of the crowd of Whistlers.

"Holy crap, clowns are falling from the sky!" cried a weaselly man.

Scarlet Moon growled. He lifted his head, and unleashed a Scarlet Beam in the direction of the voice, striking a weaselly looking man dead in the chest. He pushed himself to his feet. "I'm not a clown! I'm-"

A particle beam burst out of the darkness. Scarlet Moon yelped, and ducked the beam. He scrambled into a zig zag as more beams struck the floor and crates.



As the two approached the mansion, the front door swung open. Clemency stood in the doorway, silouetted in the bright entrance way lights.

Generalissima swallowed, and her hands snaked back to cover her bottom. "She looks a lot bigger in real life."

"Funny how that works." Scarlet Moon walked up the stairs. "Morning Clemency."

"Morning." Clemency nodded respectfully to Scarlet Moon. "Good job yesterday."

Scarlet Moon shrugged. "I try."

"Yeah, yeah everything's wonderful, Scarlet Moon's awesome, can we just get this over with?" Generalissima walked up the steps.

Clemency stepped to the side to let the two in.

"This place is bigger in person too." Generalissima craned her neck back. "So I take it that lonely chair in the middle is where we're uh, doing the thing?"

"Eventually. But first, breakfast."

"We don't need breakfast. I need you to spank me so that we can go on with our lives."

"Oh come now, Ms. Silver would have my hide if I didn't offer you breakfast."

"You didn't offer Scarlet Moon breakfast yesterday."

"Yes, and my old hide now adorns Ms. Silver's walls."



"Uh-huh. Did you have an appointment?" asked the guard in a bored voice.

"Umm, no?" said Scarlet Moon.

"So you showed up at Ms. Silver's residence at five in the morning, and you don't even have an appointment?"

"Umm, how do costumed superheroines who've only just now discovered a dire threat to your employer's wealth and health get an appointment?"

"Get a bat signal. Now bugger off before I come out there and tan your ass."

"You...really think you could take a superhero?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Brat, I could take a dozen superheros. Now--Yes? Just one moment mister."

The comm switched off. A few minutes passed. Scarlet Moon created a couple of scarlet spheres and juggled them.

"You know it's not really juggling if you're only using two," said Juliana.

"Oh hush," said Scarlet Moon.

Eventually, the comm crackled to life at the same time that the gates swung open.

"You may enter," said the guard in a chastened voice. "Please try not to destroy anything."



The legos clicked together into a giant...thing. It was vaguely humanoid, except ten feet tall. Tentacles whipped out of its shoulders and knees. Four giant arms grew out of its torso. Its mouth opened as if to scream, though nothing came out.

Because legos.

"Oh dear," said Scarlet Moon.

Legostopheles took a step forward. Thousands upon thousands of lego pieces clattered with every step.

"Any bright ideas?" Tempestas eased back a step.






Juliana emerged from the crowd still clustered around the Megawater booth. "Vanessa, you surprise me. You never struck me as the kind to get in public brawls."

Vanessa shrugged. "I know. I just I hate snake oil salesmen. Hate em, hate em, hate em. Then that snot slapped me."

"Interesting that she'd be so quick to violence," said Juliana, looking off in the direction of Leggy and Curvy.

"Some people are dicks," said Vanessa. She rubbed her bottom and winced. "Can we go home now? I'd like to put on some less tight clothing."

"I'm sure." Juliana's eyes sparkled, and a small smile tugged at her lips. "I got some homework to do anyway."



Scarlet Moon landed between the barricade and the arena, to shouts of surprise and alarm from the police officers.

A few stun beams lanced past him. He flared his shields.

"Hold your fire," barked the police chief. He eyed Scarlet Moon warily. "I don't have time for you, vigilante. Get out of here, and I'll leave you be. For now."




The figure landed next to Princess again. A glowing foot kicked Princess through a wall. When Princess stood up, she found Scarlet Moon standing in front of her. Scarlet Moon grabbed Princess and threw her up through the ceiling. He zipped up after her.

"You need to get up there," said Generalissima. "Now!"

Tempestas grabbed Anklyana and leapt after Scarlet Moon and Princess.

Princess lay curled up on the ground, sobbing pathetically while Scarlet Moon punched and kicked her.

A green sphere closed over Princess.

"Scarlet Moon, that's enough," said Tempestas. "She's beaten--"

Scarlet Moon appeared next to her. Tempestas backed up warily. Scarlet Chords lashed out of the glowing figure and bound Tempestas hand and foot. The creature zipped back at Princess.

"Scarlet Moon, stop!" cried Anklyana. A dome closed over Scarlet Moon and Anklyana. "Adrian, please!"

The figure looked at Anklyana. It seemed to Adrian that it looked right at him through the computer screen.






"That's the spirit. Oops, gotta go." Juliana hung up.

Scarlet Moon followed the trail to an abandoned office building, another decaying carcass of the Pandemic Depression.

He slid a window opened and slipped in to find Juliana sitting against the wall. She threw Scarlet Moon a wink.

"I'm gonna get you out of here," said Scarlet Moon, picking up Juliana.

"My hero," said Juliana with an exaggerated sigh and fluttering of eyelashes.

"Don't be weird." Scarlet Moon leapt back out and swung to a building across the way. He put Juliana down. "Tempestas and Anklyana are on their way--"

An inhuman howl split the night from the abandoned office building. The scream was filled with pain and fear and rage. A sadistic laugh followed shortly after, followed by the crash of shattering desks and walls.

Juliana grabbed Scarlet Moon's collar. "You have to help her! That hunter, she's terrified of that hunter. Please Scarlet Moon, save the cat!"



Scarlet Moon punched her in the face.

Succubus yelped and fell flat on her back.



"Relax. I've gotcha covered," said Juliana with a dangerous smile.

They spent about two hours waiting for the police to arrive and giving eyewitness reports. While waiting, Juliana called home and got their parents on the phone. Juliana explained to them what happened, and assured them that they were all right. They tried to insist on driving up to see the two, but Juliana somehow managed to talk them down.

Once they got home, Juliana ducked into her room with a murmured "Back in a few" while Vanessa and Keiko fled into their respective rooms.

Adrian dropped onto the couch and switched on the news. After a spate of annoying commercials (including no fewer than three advertising Twinkle Teeth toothpaste), the news returned to a young blonde news reporter interviewing the Generica police chief. A photo of Alexandra was displayed in the upper-right corner of the screen, next to a snarling mugshot of Buzzsaw.



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord behind him and zipped backwards. The giant paw missed his by inches. Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ceiling and zipped up. A paw flashed at him. He snagged the creature's claw and swung up onto the top of the paw. Mr. Cuddles shook its paw, but Scarlet Moon was already leaping off and digging his fingers into the creature's torso. He flung himself up the bear's torso and uppercutted Princess for all he was worth.

Princess flipped backwards. She clawed at her bear's shoulder, but slid off the back and fell with a shriek. Mr. Cuddles stopped moving. Scarlet Moon swung around the uncannily still bear's torso and caught Princess in midair.

Princess squealed. "My hero! Here, let me REWARD YOU!"

Princess leaned sideways. Her fingers skimmed across Mr. Cuddles's back. The bear swung around and clipped Scarlet Moon with a paw. The two went flying. They slammed into the ground and went rolling head over heels.

Princess kicked Scarlet Moon in the face and crawled away.









Scarlet Moon zipped down and landed next to the boy, wrapping the two of them in a scarlet shield. The crowd buffeted them as Scarlet Moon bent down and carefully picked the wailing boy up. Scarlet Moon leapt into the air and lashed a chord to a streetlamp, zipping up onto it. The boy squealed with joy.




Adrian peppered Curvy's large bottom. His hand flashed between cheeks, each sharp smack making the broad bottom bounce. The girl squealed and wiggled her hips. Her right leg kicked in time with the smacks. She pounded on Adrian's calf, but the girl wasn't particularly strong, and Adrian barely even noticed it.

"Let go of me! Oww! Let go of me let go of me! Oww! Oww! Oww!"

"Nope. Not until you've learned your lesson." Adrian tightened his grip on the girl's waist. He raised his hand high above his head and brought it sweeping down to Curvy's bottom. "And it's pretty advanced. Might take a while."

Curvy squealed and drummed one foot against the ground.

Adrian got in maybe another fifty bum-bouncing slaps before a sharp voice cut through the market din.

"What is going on here?"

Adrian looked up to see a police officer approaching.

The cop wore a standard police uniform and hat that seemed specially tailored to make her as intimidating as possible. The freckles speckling her nose and cheeks only slightly detracted from the aura of intimidation. A hint of blonde hair peeked out from underneath her cap.




Juliana's grin turned dazzling. "Knew you'd come through. Let's drive 'em wild."

Juliana and Adrian hurried up the stairs. Adrian's heart hammered against his chest. His hands shook with adrenaline, nerves, anxiety, and excitement.

"What if I slip?" asked Adrian.

"Then stand up butt first," said Juliana with a grin.

Juliana took up position next to a pole, one hand clasped lightly on it, the other on a cocked hip. Her dress fell away a little from the cocked hip, flashing quite a bit of leg, and even a smidgeon of hip, hinting at what people could see if they were at the right angle. Not that any of them were.

Adrian clutched the pole next to her with both hands and stood behind it, as if trying to hide.

Juliana caught the DJ's eye. She winked at him, jiggled her chest a little, and made a sensuous motion with one hand.

The DJ grinned like a fool. He wound the current song down and started playing something slow and sensual. Juliana circled the pole, throwing one foot in front of the other. Her legs flashed out from her swishing skirts. Her hips swayed from side to side with every step, and her very ample, very exposed cleavage jiggled. She made a complete circuit and pivoted, putting her back to the audience. Bracing herself against the pole, she slowly, sinuously pushed her bottom back, the ample cheeks pressed against her dress, the deeply cut skirt exposing almost her entire leg, threatening to fall away and expose her swaying bottom too. When her torso was almost, but not quite parallel to the floor, she pulled her bottom back in, gyrating as it went. She arched her back and pressed her hips against the pole, before pushing away and walking around the pole once more. She threw Adrian an encouraging wink.

Adrian took a deep breath. and started walking in step with her.




"Hey, I helped you pick those out, right?" asked Juliana with a broad grin. Her eyes sparkled. "Wonder why you chose to wear those today."

Natalie mumbled something incoherent. Adrian guided Natalie around next to him and tugged Natalie facedown over his lap. Natalie's large, round, protruding bottom bloomed before Adrian's eyes. The panties covered the top half of Natalie's rotund rump, but left the bottom half exposed in all its creamy, jiggly glory. Natalie squirmed, her exposed flesh rocking and roiling with the motion.

"How old are you Nat?" asked Adrian.

"Twenty, murmured Natalie.

"Alright, so I'm thinking twenty minutes with the hairbrush, followed by a twenty minute time-out," said Adrian.

Natalie whimpered and squirmed. Her bottom roiled delightfully with the motion, and Adrian had to fight desperately to resist the temptation to drop the hairbrush and give those big, bouncing mounds a vigorous squeezing. Warmth bloomed between Adrian's legs as Natalie's broad hips bucked every so slightly against his lap.

Juliana knew this was going to happen. She. Knew.



Adrian pulled the belt free, and set it on the rooftop. He undid the button on Buzzsaw's jeans, and inched them down.

"Christ, your pants are tight," said Adrian. "I swear, it was easier to snap that stupid chain."

"Fuck you."

"Such language," said Adrian. He managed to get the jeans down just past the hoodlum's round, muscular bottom, exposing a small black thong. The jeans pressed up slightly on the thug's cheeks, making them protrude even more than they did already. "Fortunately, I have just the cure for that."

Adrian picked up the belt, doubled it, and wrapped it around his hand a few times.

"What are-No! You're not-oww!" Buzzsaw bucked frantically as the thick leather kissed her exposed bottom. "Stop. That's mine. That's for beating my minions, not meee!"

"All the more reason you should get a few licks from it," said Adrian, snapping the belt across both cheeks simultaneously. "A true leader never doles out a punishment she is not willing to take herself."

"Aww fuck off."



The cat howled when a bowling ball struck its shoulder. Scarlet Moon swung around and flung another. Quick as lightning the cat caught the ball and whipped it back at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon took the bowling ball full in the gut. A whoosh of air burst from his lips and he slammed into the ground in a cloud of dust and tile fragments.




Jezebel's expression darkened.

The girl pressed back against the table.

"Now Jezzy..." said the bored girl, holding up her hands in a placating gesture.


Tatiana hopped forward. "Yeah?"

"Teach Brianna some respect would you?"

"With pleasure." Tatiana put her mirror away and cracked her knuckles.

"And I've heard such great things about him." Keiko and a manager came around a bookshelf and into sight. "Truly, he must be the greatest author in the history of human literature!"

Tatiana grabbed Brianna's cardigan, spun her around and bent her over the table.

"Levingston's a woman," said the manager.

Juliana nodded.

Adrian flicked his wrist. The table flipped. He reeled backwards, as if surprised. Tatiana and Brianna squeeled. The two went sprawling, a whole mess of books raining down on their heads.

"You stupid bimbos," said Jezebel.

"What on earth is going on here?" The manager hurried into the aisle. He gripped his hair in horror. "What are you girls doing?"

"I didn't do anything," whined Brianna.



"Got anything yet?" asked Scarlet Moon of Juliana.







"Yes tremble in terror!" boomed a high-pitched voice. "For Keiko Abe the Crusher of Apples has arrived, and demands your attention!"

A thin, five-foot woman stood in the doorway. She had rich dark skin that hinted at African ancestry, and almond-shaped eyes that suggested some Southeast Asian blood as well. She stood in a wide stance, one arm still outstretched from shoving the door open, the other on her narrow hip. Her dark eyes swept the pair imperiously, a toss of the head sending long black hair over her shoulder.

She wore a rich yellow blouse, and a knee-length loose-fitting black skirt. "The Auburn One demands that you stop whatever empty gossip you waste your morning with, and enter the common room at once!"

"Jesus Christ, Keiko, I just wanted you to ask them if they wanted to go to the beach," said a silky smooth voice from the common room.

"The Auburn One grows impatient!" thundered Keiko.

"The Auburn One can wait while I recover from my heart attack," said Juliana dryly.



"Holy shit," said David, staring at the ice. "We've got to get out of here Adrian. Adrian?"

David turned to where Adrian had been, but he was already back in the bathroom. Before he could do anything about it, he got swept up in the panicked running for the exits.



Legostopheles flung tentacles at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon twisted around the flailing appendages. Tempestas bounced off Sir Stuffins, only to get knocked through a wall by Mr. Cuddles.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord around Anklyana's waist and lifted her into the air.




Juliana frowned. "I went through that in elementary school. We need to do something to bring her out of her shell."

Adrian groaned. "I can hear the belt whistling towards my bottom already."



Adrian closed the article and looked back up at Natalie's scrawls.

Another message came up. Can you chat?



Scarlet Moon leapt off the building, and wrapped a crimson chord around a nearby lamppost. He hurtled towards the villain.




Prometheus looked out over the crowd. "Don't be ridiculous. What's the point of kicking your ass without an audience?"



"Tell someone who cares," snarled Buzzsaw. "Maybe next time you'll--"

"Shut up, shut up, just shut up!" Adrian raised a foot like he was going to kick Buzzsaw. His eyes widened, and he stumbled backwards, rubbing his arms and casting about for Juliana.

"Haw! Look at you, not even man enough to kick me while I'm down." Buzzsaw spat. "Can't believe I lost to someone as cowardly as you."



The woman punched Scarlet Moon in his belly. The woman swore, and shook her knuckles.



The thug looked up and ducked. As Scarlet Moon sailed over her, the thug smacked Scarlet Moon's bottom with superhuman force.

Scarlet Moon yelped, and let go of the chord to clutch his bottom. He skidded into the restaurant and smashed through the greeter's podium, two tables, the bar, and slammed into the big ol'wall of expensive drinks with a tinkling crash.

"Minion!" barked Succubus. "Be more careful. You just wasted thousands of dollars of delicious alcohol."

Scarlet Moon staggered to his feet.



Adrian threw his head back and howled. Between the lingering sting from his spanking at Curvy's hand, and the many strokes the cop had already laid across his plump buttocks, this was too much. He started to stand, but a firm hand gripped the back of his neck and forced him back over.

"Hold your position brat," said the cop. The belt rapid-fired up and down Adrian's blazing cheeks.

Like that was going to happen. Adrian kicked and bucked and flailed and wiggled so vigorously, he lost his balance and started to fall.

Hands gripped his shoulder, and the next thing he knew, his face was pressed against the asphalt, a knee was digging into his gut, and the belt was walloping his naked, upthrust bottom. Adrian bucked and kicked and howled. Tears streamed down his face. He tried to reach back to shield his blazing bottom, but strong fingers gripped his wrists and pinned them to his back. And the belting continued.

And continued.

And continued.

"When an officer of the law tells you to bend over and grab your ankles, what do you do?" barked the officer.



Scarlet Moon flushed at the sight of Anklyana's big, bouncy cheeks swelling out before her, submissively pushed out for a paddling.




"No." Succubus pushed herself to her feet, and threw back her cape to reveal a large bullwhip. "I'm finally getting everything I deserve, and I'll be damned if I'm going to stop because of some jackass in a halloween costume!"



"Like hell," said Bernice. "I'm not going anywhere until Succubus' been arrested, and her hostages rescued."

"You that eager to turn into her plaything?" asked Vanessa.

"Somebody has to stop her."

"What about the chick in red lingerie?" asked Vanessa, jerking her thumb at Scarlet Moon.

"She obviously needs all the help she can get."

Scarlet Moon's lips twisted.

"She's not wrong," said Juliana. "Maybe not against Succubus herself, but the tower's probably crawling with her minions by now."

"If you want, I guess," said Scarlet Moon.

"Well, I want out of here," said Vanessa.

The guard nodded.

"Wait five minutes, then leave the room and go left. There's an elevator just down the hall and to the right. It'll take you wherever you need to go." The trio turned and hustled out of the room, Vanessa following after them.




Episode 5: Jungle Cats




"I know," said Juliana.

Mr. Cuddles arm whipped up to knock Scarlet Moon(?) away. Scarlet Moon caught the paw with his free hand. The claw shattered. Scarlet Moon leapt off Mr. Cuddles' shoulder and tossed Princess into the ground. He zipped about the room, basically a beam of light, tearing Mr. Cuddles, Legostopheles, Sir Cuddles and Giraffalot apart. A swarm of drones and action figures charged in.

They were obliterated faster than they came.



"Come on Adrian. I'm gonna want a third opinion," said Natalie.

"Ok, he is so not needed."

"We don't have to test in the dressing room."


The trio entered the dressing room.

"Pull your jeans down and put your hands on the little seat, please," said Natalie. She slipped the belts off her shoulders, and threaded one through her belt loops.

"Oh come on-"

"Dad tells me he always punishes his officers with their pants down," said Natalie. "Need it to be realistic. Not that you would know of course."



Adrian barely got out one word before a silky palm struck his bottom, the cat's palm stinging through his tight pants despite the soft fur covering it. Adrian yelped and squirmed.

"Shh," hissed the cat.

Adrian scowled.



Scarlet Moon snatched the thug's particle beam as he whipped by. When he hit the apex of his swing, he twisted, and fired three shots with the gun. The first two missed, but the third got the thug right in the chest.

The thug stumbled, but remained standing. Scarlet Moon crushed the gun and hurtled back at the villain. She released the chord and slammed into the concrete right in front of the thug. The thug swung, but Scarlet Moon ducked the clumsy right hook, and punched her in the chest with a fist swirling with scarlet energies. The thug flew through the door and smashed into the greeting lecturn.

Scarlet Moon dashed into the restaurant. The thug with the bat swung at him. He hopped out of the swing's range, and dashed in and punched the thug twice, once across the face and once in the gut. He grabbed the thug's shoulders and swung the hunching villain in front of him just as her buddy fired a particle beam at Scarlet Moon. As the thug collapsed, a scarlet chord whipped out and wrapped around the particle beam, ripping it from the other villain's hand. Scarlet Moon whipped the gun into the shoulder of another thug charging the superhero.

The charging thug stumbled, and Scarlet Moon front-flipped over her, grabbed her bare shoulders and flung her right into the sitting Succubus.




Princess whimpered.

"Hey Anklyana, think you could give me something to sit on?" asked Scarlet Moon. Anklyana nodded, and a green square formed on the ground behind Scarlet Moon. When Scarlet Moon sat, the square lifted to meet his bottom, and a stool formed under Scarlet Moon's feet. Scarlet Moon turned Princess over his knee.

Princess squirmed and wiggled. Her hands and feet dangled several inches above the ground. Scarlet Moon's thighs dug into her belly and hips.

"Anklyana, lower my foot for me if you please," said Scarlet Moon. Anklyana obliged. Scarlet Moon's knee lowered a few inches, dropping Princess' torso, and pushing up her bottom.

Princess wiggled. "Let me go! I was just having fun!"



"Are you alright?" asked David.



Adrian stepped up next to the front wheel of Juliana's silver car. He bent over the hood, locked his knees, arched his back, and thrust his soon-to-be-sore ass out behind him.

"Good boy," said Juliana.



"Oh, poor Scarlet Moon," said Princess. "He really wants to rub his bottom doesn't he? I can see why. Really looks like it burns something fierce. But Princess only has one rule when administering discpline. NO. RUBBING!"

The stuffed bear leaned forward and slapped Scarlet Moon's bottom four times in rapid succession. Its large paw flashed between Scarlet Moon's curvy cheeks, its hand precisely large enough to fully cover a single cheek. Scarlet Moon kicked and howled.

"Break time's over! Bring it home Sir Stuffins!"


Scarlet Moon howled. Tears flowed freely down his face, thoroughly soaking his mask. His bottom felt like it'd been plopped in the very heart of a volcano. A volcano full of bees. Lava bees. Lava bees who made their nests in lava cactii.


Tempestas wailed and flopped.

The noodle sank into Scarlet Moon's bottom a fifth time. Scarlet Moon tried to wail, but it came out a groan. He squirmed pathetically, and his legs twitched limply.

The noodle struck Tempestas' bare cheeks. Tempestas whined and wiggled.

"Last stroke Sir Stuffins!" said Princess. "MAKE IT COUNT!"

The noodle rammed into Scarlet Moon's blazing bare buttocks. A whole new round of fireworks went off. He pounded his fists against the floor.



"What was that?"





Scarlet Moon dumped Poseidon on the ground, and shoved Prometheus through the bars of the railing. Her head hung over the aisle, and her bottom hung over the railing. Her lower cheeks peeked out from underneath her tight PVC shorts. She kicked her shapely legs, her feet barely touching the cement floor.

"Alright, since you're clearly the brains of this outfit, you're getting your bum warmed first." Scarlet Moon gathered up the tight shorts and tugged them down to Prometheus' thighs, exposing a very naked, tight little bottom. Her thin thighs did nothing to hide her lady bits, and her small cheeks spread a little as she flailed, flashing her backdoor for all to see.

"You cock sucking swine!" Prometheus' voice rose into a shriek. "Don't you dare touch me! My parents are lawyers you know! They'll sue your ass into oblivion!"

Poseidon groaned, and buried his face in his hand.

"And you just shut up," said Prometheus. "This was your idea."

Scarlet Moon cocked an eyebrow at Poseidon.



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a nearby stall and zipped down amongst the crowd, snatched the boy up and zipped away in an instant. Or two. Maaybe three.




"Obey worm!" Succubus' eyes flared with a blinding light. "OBEY!"

Scarlet Moon screamed in pain. He fell to his knees, clutching his head. His skull felt like it sat at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

The floor vanished.

By the time Scarlet Moon could see again, he was sliding and bouncing through a large steel tube, Vanessa in front of him and the cop behind. It curved and dipped like a water slide, and was even coated with a thin film of lubricant.

The tube spat the trio out into what looked like a ginormous vent. They slid several feet before coming to a gentle stop against a steel wall.

"Eww, eww, eww," said Vanessa, wiping at her skirt. "God it feels like I'm covered in lube."



The officer nodded, and took a step back. She folded her arms behind her, and paced in front of the three welted bottoms.

"I will not tolerate any sort of violence on my watch, understand?" The officer punctuated the question with a yelp-inducing stroke across Curvy's quivering cheeks. "This is Generica City, and in Generica City we solve our problems with words, not fists."

The officer lashed Leggy, then Vanessa, then Leggy again, then Curvy. Leggy and Curvy squealed and squirmed, while Vanessa remained rock still and silent.

The officer put her hand on the small of Curvy's back and unleashed another twenty-second volley, her hips rotating with each powerful stroke. Curvy wiggled and howled as her bottom jumped and shuddered beneath the stinging leather. Curvy's knees bent and locked, bent and locked, making her bottom sway and bob. That didn't seem to slow the officer though, who demonstrated an almost uncanny ability to land each stroke across Curvy's rapidly reddening globes.

"Please, I'm sorry I won't do it again, I won't I won't." Curvy's wailing voice cut through the murmur of the farmer's market, briefly drawing the attention of the crowd still clustered around the Megawater booth.

"Good." The officer gave Curvy's thighs four vicious licks that made the girla wail even louder. She turned her attention to Leggy.



"Three." Keiko took a deep breath.

"Don't forget to relax your bottom."

"Gahh! How is getting spanked so hard?" wailed Keiko.

"Taking a spanking isn't hard," said Adrian. "It's taking a spanking so that you're not feeling it so bad later that's hard."

Adrian leaned forward and landed four sharp smacks to the girl's bottom, two right in the middle of each cheek.

"Oww! Oww! Oww! Four, five, six!"

"You missed one," said Adrian, rubbing Keiko's right cheek. "Anybody and anywhere else, you probably would have earned another half dozen or so by now."

Keiko wailed. "Oooh, seven."

"Look on the bright side," said Juliana. "Means you're closer to done than you thought."



Sam hauled Juliana facedown over his lap, her bare cheeks wobbling with the motion.

"No, come on, I'll stay still, I promise-oww!"

The sharp retort of thick hairbrush against thick bottom echoed through the small room. Juliana kicked and her hips bucked against Sam's lap.

Sam unleashed a solid four smacks to Juliana's right sitspot, and four smacks to her left. "I gotta wonder if you're learning anything at all from this, or if I'm just getting some late night exercise."

"Of course I am! Oww! Mama just says I have-aagh!-poor impulse control. Oww!" Juliana shook her head back and forth. She wiggled her hips after a stroke to her left sitspot.

"And a terrible sense of time." Sam unleashed such a rapid flurry of strokes, Adrian began to worry Juliana's bubble butt was going to pop. Juliana wailed and pressed her face against the couch arm, her ass rippling, bouncing and jiggling beneath the onslaught.

Finally, when Juliana's ass was a bright red, Sam wiped his forehead.

"OK," said Sam. "Both of you should go to bed."

"Yes sir." Juliana stood, gave her bottom a fierce rub, and tugged her dress back down. She flashed Sam a brief smile. "Come on Adrian. I have had enough excitement for one night."




"We're-" began the redhead before Scarlet Moon shoved the wad of ripped cloth into her mouth, and used the strips to secure it against her head.

"The police'll sort it out." Scarlet Moon used the other half of the hemp rope to bind the woman hand and foot. He dropped the woman with her friend, and loomed over the pair, hands on her hips and smirking.




"You know, you're both acting awfully cocky," said Princess. "The last time we faced off, I kicked your butts all over the mall. Nothing's changed."



Juliana's pout melted into a dazzling grin. "Always knew I could count on you."

"Very well," said Keiko. She shook her fist at the net. "They shall rue the day they dared to challenge Keiko Abe to volleyball."

What followed was your standard volleyball game played by young, over-sexed college students more interested in watching their respective genders of interest jump around in minimal clothing than in actually hitting the ball.

Keiko spent more time threatening vengeance and challenging people to a game of curling than she did actually hitting the ball.

Juliana's primary talent seemed to be distracting the men on both sides of the net, with mixed results.

Vanessa, however, was in rare form. She was nothing but diving saves, perfectly placed sets, perfectly targeted serves, and brutal spikes.

During a water break, Juliana approached Adrian and leaned on his shoulder. She gestured with her chin towards Alexandra's prone form, and spoke in a hushed voice. "So Alexandra is something else."



Tempestas grinned. "I like the way you think."

Tempestas leapt at Sir Stuffins and socked it in the snout. "Hey Stuffins, let's play a game!"

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared. Crimson light swirled around him.

Giraffalot's head whipped forward and struck Tempestas in the shin. She struck the ground and rolled away from Giraffalot's stomping hooves. She leapt back up and unleashed a gust of wind into Giraffalot's face. The steed staggered back a step. Tempestas socked the steed in the neck.

The light concentrated in Scarlet Moon's hands.

Tempestas grabbed the giraffe's neck and swung up onto its back facing Sir Stuffins. She socked the bear twice in rapid succession, and front flipped over it as it tried to swing its pool noodle at her.

Scarlet Moon threw his hands out. A beam of energy erupted from his hands and ballooned out into a dome, fully encasing Tempestas and Sir Stuffins.

Tempestas smiled. Her hair flew up behind her, and she rose a little into the air. Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot flew around the inside of the dome, battering against its edges. Tempestas kicked or punched them whenever they got in range.

Scarlet Moon ground his teeth together. The dome rippled and swayed every time one of the giant stuffed animals struck it. The whirlwind inside pressed against the dome as if longing to get out and wreak havoc.




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Long, strong legs closed over Scarlet Moon's neck. Scarlet Moon bent over sharply beneath the woman's sudden weight, and the next thing he knew, his neck was trapped between a pair of powerful thighs, his hands and feet pressed against the floor, and his round bottom stuck up into the air.

The woman beat Scarlet Moon's bottom like a drum, three alternating, rapid-fire smacks to each cheek. "Come on tiger, you can do better than that."

Scarlet Moon threw himself into a standing position. The legs vanished. Suddenly robbed of resistance, Scarlet Moon flew up and back. He slid across and over a desk, landing on his heads and shoulders, his knees touching the carpet in front of his head.

Warm, muscular thighs slid across Scarlet Moon's legs. A bottom, walking the line between firm and soft, pressed against his calves, pinning them to the floor. Scarlet Moon stared at the muscular, leather-clad belly filling his vision. He looked up, and could see the undercurve of the woman's breasts, leather molded to the soft curves.

"Hmm, tiger. Now you're just showing off." Fingers flickered up Scarlet Moon's spandex-clad thighs, and traced long lines up Scarlet Moon's curved buttocks. Leather-clad palms slid onto his upthrust cheeks.

Scarlet Moon heaved. His ankles lifted a little off the ground, but his calves didn't budge. His head swam for a moment. The fight with the smugglers had worn his out more than he'd thought.



"Well?" asked David after a moment of awkward silence.

Adrian shrugged.

"Were you paying attention at all? Were you even trying to pay attention?"



Somehow they reached the club without being attacked by a lumberjack ninja or something. Music hammered Adrian's ear drums. The bass reverberated in his chest. The place was basically one large room, with tables along the edge, a dancefloor in the middle, and a raised platform with poles at the far end. The building was dimly light, with laser lights swinging through the room briefly lighting youthful bodies pressed against each other. Sam barely had time to get his coat off before Juliana dragged him onto the dancefloor, the pair vanishing into the press of gyrating bodies.

David gently pressed his hand against Adrian's shoulderblades. He gasped as David's hand slid down his back, leaving lines of fire beneath his shirt. "Shall we dance?"



They descended several floors.

"Please, no more, no more," said Vanessa, flailing in Scarlet Moon's grip.

"Careful, I'm going to drop you," said Scarlet Moon.

"I need to get out of here."

"Maybe you should take the stairs," said Juliana. "I didn't know Vanessa could freak out like that."

"Ok, ok," said Scarlet Moon. He stopped in front of a pair of elevator doors. He pushed a few thin wafers of scarlet energy between the doors and forced them apart. He swung into the empty hallway.

As soon as he set Vanessa down, the girl scrambled away from the doors, shivering and sobbing.

"You know, not everyone is invincible." Bernice walked over to comfort Vanessa.

Scarlet Moon crossed his arms and scowled.




"Guess college is hard if you're working," said Natalie, shifting a little from foot to foot. "OK, I guess I can help."

"That's great," said Adrian with a grin.

"What time do you want to start?" asked Natalie.

"Can you do right now?" asked Adrian.

Natalie blinked. "Well, um sure. I guess. Let's uh, go to one of the public rooms. They have good desks."

Juliana threw them a thumbs up as they left.

"What was that about?"

"She knows about my academic problems."

"You guys close?"

"Yeah. We pretty much share everything. Except spit. And lovers."

"And lovers' spit?" Natalie pulled open the door into the common room and led the way in.



"Ohh, this is gonna be so much fun." Marie, the redhead, pulled a box of chocolate-covered raisinets out of her backpack and jumped into a nearby chair. "Good thing I brought a snack."

"Whatever happened to 'this is gonna hurt me more than it does you?'" asked Scarlet Moon.

"I never bought that malarky," said Marie. "Especially not when they use an implement. I mean sure their wrist might be a little sore afterwards, but my ass is never 'a little sore,' you know what I'm saying?"

Dana patted the desk. Scarlet Moon sighed and stepped up to the edge.

"Come on, hurry up." Dana struck Scarlet Moon's lightly clad buttock with her palm.

Scarlet Moon yelped, and his hands snapped back to shield his exposed cheeks. "Hey! If you were about to be smacked with that monster, you'd take your time too!"

"I have. I didn't."

"I have. I didn't," muttered Scarlet Moon mockingly. He bent over the desk and buried his face in his folded arms. His bottom rounded behind him. His buttocks, protected only by thin spandex, quivered in dread anticipation.

"Whoo hooh!" said Marie. "Check out that moon!"

"Yes, yes 'Scarlet Moon' 'big red ass' hah hah you're so original," said Scarlet Moon. "Let's just get this over with. I've got a supervillain to stop."




"Anklyana!" Scarlet Moon zipped for the girl. Another wave slammed into his. The power was incredible. Scarlet Moon's own shield shuddered. His nerve endings screamed in agony. His teeth clenched, and tears formed in his eyes. Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of chords to Anklyana and zipped. Another wave shattered the chords and drove Scarlet Moon to his knees.

Anklyana lay curled in a fetal position, wailing in pain and fear. Plaster and steel and dust rained down around her, almost obscuring her from sight.



Adrian entered his room and pulled out the new exercise outfit.



After finishing his morning business, Adrian stumbled out of his pjs and into the shower, shivering as the water struck his bare skin. He cranked the heat, muttering under his breath about heating that took freaking forever, and if Juliana had used-

Ouch! Shit! Hot hot too hot hot!

Adrian's vision gained a red mist, and it was as if he were wearing a full-bodied poncho. He turned the heat down a little with a shaking, glowing hand, and leaned against the shower wall. His heart pounded against his chest, and his breath came in labored gasps. He stared at his hand until the red glow faded from his skin.

Adrian closed his eyes. His thoughts bouncing between red flares, rainbow mohawks, squealing tires, and glowing skin.

Slowly, ever so slowly, the jumple of memories from last night (no, two nights ago) coalesced into a coherent narrative. He fought an honest-to-god supervillain. A supervillain who was very much still out there, and likely pissed as hell.

Adrian realized with a start that he was shivering. The once hot water was now merely lukewarm. He quickly suzzed up and cleaned herself.



Scarlet Moon lifted the toilet seat. He wrapped a bubble of energy around his backpack, and lowered it into the putrifying remnants of a thousand corndogs with a scarlet chord. He swung the chord and pinned it to the sides of the Eldritch Shaft Of Horror.

With the bright daylight filtering in through the top of the portapotty, you'd have to know where the chord was, and look really really close to find it. Far closer, hopefully, than anyone would want to look down a portapotty toilet.

Scarlet Moon slipped out, and jumped on top of the potty with a loud clatter.

"Holy crap, it's Scarlet Moon!"

"Crap indeed. Think I saw him come out of the portapotty."


"Did you see who went in?"



"Your dad."

"No way. My dad's nowhere near that hot."





"Isn't it obvious? I'm hunting a dangerous creature, who won't hesitate to kidnap beautiful young woman for nefarious reasons," said Leopard. "Now if you insist on shoving your nose in my business, the least you could do is stop slowing me down, and start helping me."



Scarlet Moon pressed his finger against his ear. "You there?"

"Scarlet Moon," said Juliana. "You ok?"

"Who are you talking to?" asked the cop.

"Yes. Somehow Va-*cough**cough*, Ms. Rossi's server, a pantsless cop, and I went on a little waterslide ride through the building and are now sitting in a vent somewhere. Any help?"

"Yeah, I saw. Made me dizzy," said Juliana. "Unfortunately, Silver's not an idiot. She's got the blueprints of that place locked down tight. Like, I don't think they're on her company's intranet at all. The best I have is an incomplete map of floors on their website. There's no way that place has got only fifty floors."

"Actually, I don't think that's so unreasonable," said Scarlet Moon, looking around at the giant vent. "They gotta fit the slip'n'slide in here somehow."

"Interesting," said Juliana. "So I say we lay low until Succubus leaves with...whatever she came for."

"Not very heroic."

"Yeah, but you're in no shape-"

"Oh Scarlet Moooon." Succubus' singsong voice echoed up from the room below.

Scarlet Moon's heart leapt into her throat.

"It's just the PA," said the cop.

"You really think I'm just going to let my champion slip away? Silly, silly boy."



"What a night," said Juliana as the two entered the common room of their suite. The suites in the building were rather unusual in that they had six single rooms, rather than three double rooms. It had originally been built for graduate students. However, though Nezerwallup had an excellent undergraduate program, their graduate program was generally less good. The building had been repurposed into undergraduate dorms.

Adrian made a beeline for his own room.

"See you tomorrow?" said Juliana.

"See you." Adrian shot Juliana a small smile. "Sleep well."

"That shouldn't be too hard."

Adrian entered his own room, shut it and shucked his clothing. He fumbled into his pajamas, and collapsed onto the bed.



"Of course you are," said Juliana. "You really think Vanessa'd be working right now if you hadn't been there? It's not like you gave Princess her powers and told her to go forth and terrorize."

Juliana smiled at her own joke.



Scarlet Moon rubbed the woman's buttocks, seeking the safest spots to wail on. Lifting his hand up, the superheroine snapped it right down on the girl's right cheek, like he was swatting a fly. The sharp smack echoed throughout the room, interlaced with the girl's cries. Scarlet Moon followed it up with another, and another, and another.

"OWW! STOP!" cried the girl, her cries nearly drowned out by the hard smacks pouring down on her bubbly cheeks.

About a minute in, when her bottom was a bright pink, the sobbing stopped.

Scarlet Moon paused, his hand raised in mid-slap.

"Where am I?" The woman's voice changed, turning soft and confused. The woman glanced at her accomplices, and over her shoulder at Scarlet Moon. Her eyes widened in terror. "Oh my god you're that lunatic! What did you do to me? How did I get here, I want to go home!".

Scarlet Moon raised his eyebrows.



The villain nodded vigorously. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry!"

Scarlet Moon dumped Succubus on the ground. He snagged the villain's dropped bullwhip with a crimson chord, and hogtied the villain with it.

A siren wailed from just outside the door. "This is the police! Come out with your hands up!"

"Time for me to go," said Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon ran out of the restaurant, and leaped up the side of the building.

"It's Scarlet Moon," cried one of the officers.

"Bring him down," barked another.

Stun beams splattered across the building as Scarlet Moon grabbed a window ledge, and flung himself the rest of the way up the building. He grabbed the roof edge and swung up onto the roof, then sprinted across it, firing a small globe of scarlet energy off northwest, towards First and Washington.

"There he goes," cried a police officer. "You two chase after him! The rest of us will investigate the restaurant."

Scarlet Moon dampened his glow, and dropped into the alley. A quick change later, and he was once more Adrian, boring ol' college student working a boring ol' part-time job.

"Good job," said Juliana. "Let's just hope the police can hold her."

Adrian grunted.



Sir Stuffins slammed into the bubble at full speed, right as Legostopheles' tentacles hammered the sphere, and Mr. Cuddles got close enough to step on it.

The sphere shattered. A wave of red light washed across the combatants. A surge of power flowed through Scarlet Moon, but it accompanied a horrific burning, like his blood was on fire. Mr. Cuddles grabbed the play pen, tore it apart, and flung the pieces at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon yelped and zipped away, twisting and turning to dodge the flying plastic. Princess and her entourage all glowed with a bright red light.

"Crap," said Generalissima.

"What's going on?" asked Tempestas.

"The crystal was giving off Glow waves at Princess' wavelength," said Anklyana. "She was using it to power herself. I blocked the waves, but umm, they broke through the barrier--"




"Go to hell," said the villain, crawling backwards away from the slowly approaching Scarlet Moon. "I'm not paying for shit."

Scarlet Moon grabbed Succubus around the waist and tossed her backwards over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes. He lifted Succubus's cape off her bottom, and let it drape down over Succubus' upper body. Succubus squirmed, her protruding, all-but-bare bottom bobbing on Scarlet Moon's shoulder. Scarlet Moon gave the villain's jiggly bottom a sharp smack.

"Oww! Unhand me! Minions! Minions save your mistress!"

"They can't help you." Scarlet Moon looked around the restaurant. Glassy eyes were replaced with an assortment of angry glares and scared stares. "You've even lost your hold on these people. Face it. You've lost."

Succubus angrily kicked her legs. "Grr. Then you'll obey me. Obey OBEOOWW!"

Scarlet Moon landed four hard, fast smacks to the middle of each cheek. "Be quiet."

Succubus growled.

Scarlet Moon stared down at his hand, frowning in concentration. Slowly, his scarlet glow shaped itself into a paddle about the size of a ping-pong paddle. He grinned.

Scarlet Moon whapped Succubus' left cheek with the paddle. Succubus' legs went up and she squealed.




"Stop!" barked the SWAT leader.



Scarlet Moon coiled his powers around his legs and leapt several stories into the air.

"Morales, bring him down!"

"But I lost my gun."

The chief of police growled, and Officer Chastain squealed louder.

Scarlet Moon snagged a flag pole with a chord and swung towards Silver Tower.

"So that could have gone better," said Juliana.

"It could have gone worse. Least we robbed Succubus of two, maybe four minions."

"Yeah, though it's interesting that Officer, what was her name, Chastain? That Officer Chastain was able to resist Succubus' thrall."

"My boss last night was able to as well, at least at first. Besides, Succubus is probably saving her strength."

"But, she's got some serious mojo. She wouldn't be overwhelming you, otherwise."




All because of this stupid superheroine--

"Alright, let's go over the warmup problem. I know, most of you probably aren't done with it yet, but that's ok. Anybody have it complete and want to volunteer?"

There was a moment of awkward silence. Natalie raised her hand.

"There's a surprise," muttered somebody.

That got a light chuckle from the class.

"Ben see me after class," said David.

The class laughed louder.

"Hush all of you," said David. "Or I'll setup an assembly line."

The laughter stopped.

"Natalie come on up." David stepped to the side, and his eyes swept over the room.

"A lot of you had trouble with a very similar problem on the test," said David. Adrian glanced up and met David's eyes. He shrank into his chair. "So I'd suggest you pay attention."

Adrian tried to listen to Natalie's words. Was she even speaking English?

A message came up on his laptop from Juliana. You should look at this.

Adrian clicked on the link to an article from Generica Daily: Painting stolen from the Painty McPaintface Museum. Where was Scarlet Moon?





"Stop it! Leave me alone! Let me go!"

Scarlet Moon yanked the girl over his knee, and went to town.

"Ow! Ow! I'm sorry, please stop!"

Juliana sighed in disgust.

Hard slap after hard slap after hard slap descended on the girl's soft bottom. The only sounds were the sharp smacks of hand to bare bottom and the girl's wails and cries.

Ten minutes passed. Ten minutes of bum-bouncing swat after bum-bouncing swat after bum-bouncing swat. The girl's eyes filled with tears and her ass turned rose red, just like Scarlet Moon promised.

Scarlet Moon tossed the girl over his shoulder and walked back to the other two. He plopped White Dress down next to Red and Blue Dress, smirking a little at the girl's wail of pain.





"Because Silver used to fund Succubus' little snake oil shop." Juliana pulled out the small ledger and flipped to a page near the back. "Except that funding dried up recently, and now Megawater's in serious financial straits."



Buzzsaw stumbled out of the arena. She glared at Scarlet Moon. "Much as I'd love to go a few rounds with you, I got a job to do."

She ripped a hunk of concrete out of the parking lot and flung it at a group of cops.

Scarlet Moon wrapped a crimson chord around the hunk. He gritted his teeth and pulled the concrete towards him. A crimson beam pulverized it.

He spun to face Buzzsaw, and nearly toppled over.

Buzzsaw tucked Prometheus and Poseidon under her arms. "Spank ya later Globoy."

Buzzsaw leapt off into the darkness.

Scarlet Moon sat down.

"You're not going to go after them?" asked Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon shook his head. "I've barely got enough energy to get home."

The police chief approached them. He glanced at the remnants of the crowd. "I don't like you Moon. You're a dangerous criminal, and you belong in prison. But you did damn good here. Taking those punches was pretty impressive. "



Scarlet Moon wrapped half a dozen bowling balls in a scarlet sack and swung into the air. He swung a circle around the cat.




"Hmph. If you say so. Actually, I had a question about a problem--" said Natalie.

"Come on, let's get changed before you two start gabbing." Juliana dragged Adrian and Natalie to the locker rooms.

"But I'm already changed," said Natalie.

"Oh." Juliana released her. "Well, then come on Adrian."



Scaret Moon heaved to his feet. His vision slowly swam back into focus. Anklyana shrieked. She cowered in the center of a green bubble in the middle of the throughfare. The cat-person pounded on it, hissing and spitting.

Scarlet Moon cast about for some way to stop it. His eyes fell on the rack of bowling balls, miraculously undisturbed by his trip through the wall.



He came face to face with a whole bunch of people cowering in among the lockers, staring at him with wide eyes. "Prometheus is here, go out the emergency exit! Now!"

They bolted. Adrian tore open his locker door. He pulled open the bag and yanked out his costume.

He pulled open a ceiling tile with a crimson chord and slipped up into the ceiling.



The words were barely out of Adrian's mouth before the bathbrush collided with his upthrust, naked bottom. The brush struck Adrian's bottom four times in rapid succession, twice to each cheek, each blow driving Adrian into the pillow. He shrieked. His feet scissored. His bobbling bottom curved, bucked, and wiggled beneath the onslaught.

"No coherent sentences, remember?" said Alexandra.

She landed a fifth stroke to Adrian's left cheek, eliciting another howl.



"Yes." Generalissima pumped her fists in the air. "Now let's get home. If we hurry, you might have some time to study before we need to get ready."

"How ready do we need to get?" Scarlet Moon hunched, and Generalissima climbed onto his back.

"You never know who you might meet."

Scarlet Moon groaned. He leapt off the tree and swung towards the edge of Silver's property.

Generalissima laughed.



Prometheus blinked, suddenly unsure. Poseidon shifted uneasily from foot to foot.

"Well, I mean..." The flames went out. "I wasn't actually gonna, just trying to scare you..."

Scarlet Moon cracked his knuckles. "Seems to me somebody needs a good spanking. So how about you let these people go, drop your shorts, and bend over?"

Prometheus scowled. "I'll let them go, but if you want to toast my bottom, you're gonna have to work for it."



"You don't know?" The woman's fingertips slid across Scarlet Moon's round rump. "You're telling me you bent over for a woman in skintight leather without being asked, and you don't know why?"

Scarlet Moon whimpered.







When the first girl reached her, Juliana planted her hands on the girl's shoulders and frontflipped over her, driving her into the matt. She ducked under another girl's grasping fingers and swept her legs out from under her. She spun around the third and landed a sharp slap to her shapely bottom, before bopping the back of her knee with just enough force to make her buckle.

She grabbed the wrists of the fourth girl, and flipped her over her shoulder. The girl gasped as her back slammed into the matt. Juliana grabbed her sports bra and yanked it off, eliciting a squeal as pert little tits bounced free. The first girl dove for Juliana's legs. Juliana hopped over her fingers and landed knees first on the girl's butt. The girl yelped.

Juliana grabbed the girl's wrists and tied them together with her shoe lace. She rolled under the grasping fingers of the braless girl.

A flick of her wrist brought the other shoelace free. She grabbed the braless girl's ankle with her other hand. She yanked the girl's foot out from under her and rolled through the third girl's legs, sending her facefirst into the braless girl's butt.

She grabbed the fourth girl's hair and pivoted around behind her. The girl arched her back and reached for Juliana's wrist. Juliana snatched the wrist and tied the girl's hair and wrist together. She grabbed the girl's shorts and panties and yanked them down to her ankles. She yanked back. As the girl faceplanted, Juliana used the momentum to pull the shorts and panties completely off.

"How the hell is she winning?" cried Jezebel. "She's just one girl."

The braless girl charged Juliana while the third girl untied the first girl's wrists. Juliana punched the girl in the boob. The girl yelped and grabbed her breast. Juliana shoulder checked her to the ground, grabbed her shorts, and yanked them and her panties clean off.

"You're done," said Juliana.



Tempestas' grin widened. "Always."

Scarlet Moon rocketed off the pillar. A gust of wind struck his back and flung his at the wall at eye watering speed. A trio of drones zoomed at his, but a great bird of dust and garbage scattered them.

A trio of action figures jumped at his, but a burst of wind flung them into another trio preparing to throw plastic balls.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the lego wall and zipped. A cheer rose up as he lifted the sack over his head.



Anklyana smiled giddily.

"Ok everyone, so I'm pretty sure Princess has some sort of battery or something she's using to power herself," said Generalissima. "We need to find it, and neutralize it."

"I'll bet I know where," said Scarlet Moon. "In the indoor playground on the far side of this space."

"That does seem to be the direction my sensors are pointing," said Generalissima. "Oh, and Anklyana, give Scarlet Moon the spare pendant, would you?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes lit up when Anklyana handed it over. One flash of red later, and Scarlet Moon was wearing his proper costume once more. Now he felt like a proper hero again. He could almost swear he felt stronger.

"Christ, this thing is garish," said Generalissima. "I'll bet your ass is burning too."



"I don't know," said Scarlet Moon. "What did she do to you?"

"Very. Humiliating. Painful. Things," said Tempestas. Her fist shook.

"I think you should handle it," said Generalissima. "Tempestas might go too far."



The spandex went on surprisingly easily, perhaps because there was so little of it. The suit consisted of a low-cut crimson crop top that showed off the tops of his breasts, and a red thong that did a distressingly good job of exposing her curved cheeks. A finely embroidered purple crescent moon outlined in black nestled between his round boobs. The crop top was connected to the thong in the front via four strips of spandex, two on either side of his belly. Nothing connected the two pieces in the back, leaving her back completly bare, save where the croptop covered his shoulder blades. A red half-mask was attached to the tank top, which had to be pulled up and over her head, Batman style, with a hole in the back for his hair. A pair of long purple high-heeled thigh-high boots finished the ensemble.






Adrian stepped into their suite's common room. A knock came at the door. He opened it and let Sam in. "Hey, what's up?"

"Didn't Juliana tell you? I'm driving us to the concert," said Sam. "Where is she?"

"Getting ready," said Adrian.

As if on cue (she was probably listening at her door for Sam to arrive), Juliana's door opened and she stepped out.

She wore a dark purple long-sleeved dress. The dress was cut in a v-neck, with the v-neck covered in a dark mesh, providing a tantalizing glimpse into Juliana's ample cleavage. The dress hugged Juliana's broad hips, and the hem went not quite halfway down her thighs. A pair of high-heeled pumps pushed her large bottom up and out, further emphasizing the firm globes. A pair of tights hugged her legs. Based on the way her bottom bounced when she walked into the room, Adrian suspected the tights were actually socks whose tops disappeared under the dress' hem. Also that she was wearing a thong. As per usual.

Sam's eyes flicked over Juliana's curvy body, and he grinned. "Hey. Looking good."

"Don't I always?" Juliana's eyes sparkled.

"Fine, looking gorgeous," said Sam.

"Don't I always?"

Sam rolled his eyes. "And modest too. Come on, we need to pick up David."

"David? He wouldn't happen to be TA of Intro to Java?" asked Adrian.

Sam's eyes sparkled. "I thought you might've been the highly talented yet aggravating Adrian he's always complaining about."



"Definitely owed some major hugs," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon eased away from the supervillain, who rolled his eyes. He flicked his fingers, and a geiser of water burst out of the ground and slammed into Scarlet Moon's torso, lifting him into the air, his helpless bottom thrust back towards Poseidon. "My companion's an idiot, but God, was I hoping for some payback. And she sure delivered." Poseidon smacked Scarlet Moon's bottom a few times with the palm of his hand.

Scarlet Moon growled. He kicked and flailed, but all it got him was a mouthfull of groundwater.

Poseidon stole some of the water from the geiser and wove it into a paddle. "Do keep still. Prometheus, think you could--"

Prometheus flicked her fingers over her shoulder. Her hand glowed, and both the geiser and paddle froze. Prometheus' hand sank into Tempestas' upside down bottom, and the heroine finally let out a good and proper shriek.

Scarlet Moon shivered as the ice burned his exposed skin. He flexed and wiggled, but the ice was solid as steel.

"Oh yes, squirm all you want. Makes your bottom jiggle delightfully," said Poseidon. Poseidon gathered Scarlet Moon's spandex in his fist and ripped it off, baring his plump bottom to the cold winter sun. There was a loud splat, and Scarlet Moon wailed as the icy implement bit into his exposed right buttock. It even stuck a little where it struck Scarlet Moon's bottom, eliciting a second gasp as Poseidon drew it back for a second swing.




Scarlet Moon leapt over the edge, and slammed both feet into one of the Whistler's back.



Scarlet Moon swung the rack over his head until it blurred, and flung it at the cat like the world's biggest stone flung from the world's biggest slingshot.

The rack slammed into the cat and shattered. Bowling balls and rack fragments went flying everywhere. The cat flew backwards into the darkness with a shriek of pain.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the ruined entrance to the bowling alley and zipped out into the throughfare. His eyes flared and a scarlet beam lanced after the cat. The bright beam cast the far side of the throughfare in a red glow.

The cat was nowhere to be seen.

The beam smashed a hole in a storefront and fizzled out.

Scarlet Moon landed next to Anklyana and pivoted a full 360, looking for any sign of the slightest movement.

He heard nothing but his own breathing. Saw nothing but flickering shadows cast by the glow of their shields.



Scarlet Moon zipped back into the air, with Juliana held in one arm.

"So," said Juliana. "How'd you get away from David?"



Scarlet Moon fired a scarlet beam that sent Prometheus flying back out into the street.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the crumbling ceiling and zipped outside. Poseidon uppercutted Tempestas into the air. Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the villain's shoulder and zipped feet first into his face. Ice flew everywhere and Poseidon went skipping across the asphalt.

A sheet of flame roared towards the superheroine. A hurricane force gust blasted Scarlet Moon's clothing and hair, and the flames arced past him and washed over Poseidon, making the villain howl in pain.

Prometheus shrieked, and the flames cut off. She turned her molten glare on Tempestas. "I'm getting really tired of you twi