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"Well, I suppose I should spank you," said David reluctantly. "Seems like a silly thing, but Sam would have my guts for garters if I didn't."

Juliana giggled. "Can you imagine Sam in garters?"

"I'm sure it'd be horrifying," said David dryly. "And a sight best left in our imagination."

David's hand pressed against Adrian's peach buttocks. "This is going to be short and quick, Adrian. A warning, more than anything. Not getting together a list of textbooks isn't a big deal. Not doing your homework is. You can expect much worse if you're as good about the latter as you are the former. Get it?"




David stepped forward with a soft smile. He slipped a hand around Adrian's waist. Adrian gasped as his hand pressed against the small of his back, his large, strong 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.

"Have you seen Sam?" 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.



"Oh for fuck's sake," said the redhead. "It's that lunatic in pajamas again."

"Hey, I'm not a lunatic," said Scarlet Moon, putting his fists on his hips. "You look familiar."

"You stole my disguise last month," said the brunette dryly.

"Oh yes, that's right," said Scarlet Moon. "You know, they said they didn't have anyone watching for cops. You aren't Whistlers at all."

"Oh bravo." The redhead clapped her hands as well as she could while holding her particle stunner. "Only took the idiot like a month to figure it out."

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared.



Meanwhile, somewhere in the city…

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



The pair slipped into the girl's bathroom, mercifully empty. Juliana gave Adrian a pen. "Click it, and it'll swap your police uniform with some regular clothing. Just jeans, a t-shirt and a coat that I set aside a while ago."

"Don't have to channel any power into it?" asked Adrian.

"Nope," said Juliana with a proud grin. "Using the data I gathered on you a few months ago, I managed to replicate, to a limited degree, your ability to pull ambient Glow from the air to recharge."

"Cool." Adrian and Juliana clicked their pens. In a brief flash light, so faint it almost couldn't be seen in the harsh bathroom lighting, their police uniforms were replaced with civilians. Juliana now wore a pair of jeggings, a tight t-shirt and a winter coat.

Juliana's eyes widened and she danced around the room, rubbing her bottom and yelping.




"What did you do?" asked Sam, punctuating the question with three hard blows to Adrian's right cheek that made Adrian howl.

"Gave you lip," muttered Adrian.

"That's right." Sam bent over a little and unleashed a rapid one-two-three-four-five-six to Adrian's rapidly reddening cheeks. "What are you supposed to do when you're in trouble?"

"Bend over and take my spanking like a good boy," said Adrian, his voice shaking with tears.

"Damn straight." Sam gently ran a hand over Adrian's molten ass. "Deep breaths. Deep breaths. We're almost done."

Adrian sucked in slow, deep, sobbing breaths, and tried not to think about the meaning of "almost."

"Alright, six more. Three to each cheek," said Sam. He rested the back of the brush against Adrian's right cheek, then cracked it hard against the tender flesh.

Adrian squealed, and his hips jerked. Then the brush cracked against Adrian's left cheek. Right, left, right, left. Each stroke fell one after the other, barely giving Adrian a chance to suck a breath in between.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


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



Juliana glanced at Adrian, and approached the cat person. "Hey, can you speak?"

"Juliana!" Sam tried to grab Juliana, but the girl smoothly slid out of reach. "Get your ass back here before I paddle it from now to graduation day."

Juliana eased towards the cat, one hand extended. The cat person drew back, her ears flat against her head and her lips drawn back in a cautious snarl.

"It's ok. Come on, take my hand," said Juliana. "We'll find you help."

The cat's ears eased back up, and her lips lowered back over her needle-like teeth. A fur-covered but human hand slowly reached for Juliana's.




Sam turned off the flashlight and set it on the top of the car. He grabbed Adrian and bent him over the hood. "Cars are made to crumple in an accident. A stiff breeze should be able to dent them, let alone a damned lightpost."

Sam vigorously slapped Adrian's ass, hard enough for Adrian to feel it through his jeans. "I have neither the time, the patience, nor the energy for your absurd bullshit. Now tell me what really happened or I'll beat your naked ass right here in front of God and everybody."




"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?"





"Show me this hair you found," said Juliana.

Adrian pulled the hair out of his pocket and handed it to Juliana.

Juliana pulled out a pair of red goggles and put them on. She touched a button on the side. The goggles whirled and gave off a faint red glow. "Hmm."



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).



Natalie's eyes widened in horror. She shook her head. "Oh no no no no. Dad'll toast my bottom."

"Oh come now, he's busy doing politics," said Adrian with a mischievous grin.

"He'll still find out," hissed Natalie. She swayed from one foot to the other, clutching her dress. "He always finds out."

Adrian cocked an eyebrow. "Always?"

"Yes, always–oh." Natalie groaned. "God, I hope not. He'd be so ashamed of me."

"You haven't done anything to be ashamed of," said Adrian.

"Except run around in a skimpy leotard playing superhero," muttered Natalie.

"And you're ashamed of that? You helped save a lot of people last month," said Adrian.

"I don't know. I need a drink," said Natalie. Her eyes flicked in the direction her father had walked. "A non-alcoholic drink."



"Then I'll slip it to her when you're not looking, and then she can strap you for not wearing a belt with a suit." Juliana smirked. "There aren't a lot of fashion faux-pas a man can commit, but suit without belt is definitely one of them."

Adrian rolled his eyes. "Fine."



The claws shattered. Scarlet Moon flipped over the bar and plummetted, the paddles swishing through empty air above him. He snapped a cord to the ceiling, and swung against the far wall. Little strands of forcefield wormed their way into the creases in the steel paneling covering the wall, and Scarlet Moon clung to the wall Spider-Man style.



Nothing but sniffling from the other side of the door. Adrian knocked a second time.

Just more sniffling.

Adrian sighed, and turned to leave when the door eased open. Adrian stepped inside and closed the door behind him.

Natalie lay facedown on the bed. Her jeans lay crumpled on the floor, leaving her only source of modesty a pair of lacy red panties that struggled to cover even half of her large, soft cheeks. Her comforter was rolled up underneath her hips, thrusting her callipygean ass into the air, the buttocks quivering as she clenched and unclenched her cheeks. Her face was buried in her pillow. A nasty looking wood bathbrush lay on the bed next to her.



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 him 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."



Princess swayed, but held her footing. "That was pathetic Dolly! Feeling a little tired?"



"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?"



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."



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.







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 cord 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?"



Scarlet Moon slid and skidded down the ramp, stumbling and sliding, while the ginormous something or other rattled behind his. The corridor twisted and wove, the boulder behind his bouncing off steel-plated walls with a deafening crash that rattled the entire house.

A light came into view down below. Scarlet Moon lashed cords to just above it and zipped out into a large room, the walls floor and ceiling were covered in steel plating. A giant, steel-plated sphere rolled out of the hole just behind his. A hole opened up in the floor, and the boulder rolled in, swallowed by darkness.

Gone as fast as it appeard.



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.



"Where are you?" The purr in Tania's voice vanished, replaced by firm professionalism.

"Outside Silver Tower."

"I'm coming to get you. I'll work the rest of the day from home, we can talk there."

A few minutes later, Tania strode out of the building. She wore a tight fitting white blouse under a dark blue blazer a tight, matching pencil skirt, and pantyhose. Black pumps pushed her tall frame even taller, and put even more swing into her swaying hips.

As soon as she saw Adrian, she gestured for him to follow her.

She said nothing until they were sitting on the couch in her penthouse suite a few blocks away

She gave Adrian a cup of hot chocolate and massaged Adrian's neck. Adrian sighed and closed his eyes. His shoulders started to ease a little for the first time since Buzzsaw's chain erupted from the shadows.

"Talk to me kitten," said Tania in a quiet, soft voice. "What's wrong?"

Adrian told Tania everything. Soon as he started speaking, it all just came pouring out in an emotional, barely coherent mess. Tania held his through it, occasionally interrupting Adrian's story with quick, sharp questions.

When Adrian was done, he leaned into the woman's soft, ample chest.

Tania said nothing.



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!"



"Do you have any idea how badly you two screwed up?" asked Generalissima. "And how lucky you got? I worked hard to track her down, and do it discreetly. Took me all night. And now I've got to start again, from scratch! This could be hours. You've cost us hours, hours that she could spend kidnapping God only knows how many more people, or doing God only knows to the people she does have. And it's a miracle she didn't take you two off to wherever she's holding the hostages. If she had, then not only would I have no idea where she is, but we'd be down two heroes and I'd have no idea where two of my closest friends are, just that they're in the clutches of some lunatic!"

Anklyana pressed her forehead against the table and sobbed, wiggling and squirming, her mostly-naked bottom jiggling and bouncing, her torso rocking as Tempestas spanked her.

Scarlet Moon squirmed and wiggled, his ears burning almost as much as his bottom. Bright's firm palm flattened Scarlet Moon's bare, plump bottom, her fingers stinging the edges of his cheeks.



"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 cords 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.



"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.



"I'll be damned, one of them does glow," said the other hoodlum. "Thought the boss'd had one too many BMB's or something."

The first hoodlum gave the second a disgusted look. "That's not how BMB's work dumbass."

"Whatever." The thugs took a step towards Adrian.

"This is your last chance," said Adrian, backing up another step. "Leave us be or I'll…I'll-"

"Do what?" asked the first hoodlum with a grin.

"Spank you!" blurted out Adrian.

The two hoodlums paused, and looked Adrian over.

"Yeah, I'm not too worried." The first hoodlum whipped the stun baton at Adrian's head.

Adrian grabbed the baton, and shoved backwards, sending the thug stumbling.



"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.



"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!"



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.




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."



Adrian grabbed Natalie by the arm and dragged his out of the booth. He spun the big-bottomed girl around and bent her over the edge of the table.

"Hey, no I'm just having some fun!" Natalie struggled, but he had no hope of resisting Adrian's enhanced strength, and all she really ended up doing was wiggle her big bottom back and forth, the full cheeks straining against her skintight jeans.




"And done," said Clemency with a quick one-two smack to each cheek. "Now go stand in the corner for…how 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!"



Juliana shot Adrian a disgusted look. "Remember the last time we got in past eleven?"

Adrian shrugged. "Whatever. We're not going to make it anyway."

"Being ten minutes past is way better than two hours," said Juliana, casting an anxious glance at the clock, and shifting in her seat.

"More like twenty. Besides, Sam doesn't scare me."

Juliana rolled her eyes.

"It's true!"


"Look, if we're going to get in trouble anyway, might as well have some fun first, right?"

"There are many types of 'in trouble.' Some are far more terrible than others," said Juliana. "Damage control, Adrian. Damage control."

"Damage control can suck it."

"I'll tell you what you can-"

Your skin started to itch and burn, like a hive of bees crawling across and stinging your skin.



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."



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.



"Don't worry Scarlet Moon, I can walk and–well, that's interesting," said Generalissima.

"What?" asked Tempestas. "Don't pull any of this dramatic–"

"It looks like she's hitting all of your haunts Bright," said Generalissima.

"Me?" said Bright.

"Yeah. Well, the other you. I think you might be next on her list," said Generalissima. "Makes sense actually. She's probably trying to paint Scarlet Moon as erratic and kinda crazy. You'd be a perfect target."

"I think I know how to–" said Tempestas.

"No," said Bright. "Absolutely not."

"But Bright," said Tempestas. "Who knows how long he'll look for you before returning to his other hostages. This is the fastest way to find them."

"So we wait," said Bright. "He'll go to them eventually."

"Yeah, but the signal's already starting to fade," said Generalissima. "I can only track his as long as he's infused with Glow from the reactor. He's burning that even as we speak."

"No!" A manic, panicky edge creeped into Bright's voice. She backed up a step. "I won't go through that again! I can't! You don't know what it's like. You don't know. You can't know."



Scarlet Moon righted a tipped-over sunning chair and yanked Bright across his lap. Bright yelped as her mostly naked body splayed across Scarlet Moon's thighs.

"Unhand me at once you poor excuse for a superhero!" Bright's fists flailed and her feet kicked, sending her bare, round, athletic buttocks roiling. "You have no right–oww!"

A sharp crack echoed throughout the winter night. Bright's firm right buttock flattened and rippled beneath Scarlet Moon's palm.

Bright lifted her sandaled feet to cover her bottom. "You will NOT touch my elegant bottom with your filthy hands!"

Scarlet Moon snagged one of Bright's ankles and her sandal.

"What are you–don't you dare! Don't. You. Dare!"

Scarlet Moon centered Bright's bottom on his left thigh and hooked his right leg over Bright's legs, pinning them down.




Adrian lowered his jeans, shivering as his plump bottom bobbled into view, the pert, now contained only by his boxer briefs. He grabbed the waistband of his underwear and pushed them down to his thighs.

He bent over the bed and locked his knees. He arched his back and thrust his naked, rounded buttocks into the air.

Juliana stepped up beside Adrian. She lightly tapped the cane against Adrian's bottom. "I'm thinking six will be sufficient. Natalie?"

"Not gonna help the officers he put in the hospital," grumbled Natalie.

"What's done is done," said Juliana. "All we can do now is make amends, and it starts here."

"Fine," said Natalie. She stood. "But I've no interest in sticking around and watching."

Natalie left, slamming the door behind her.

Juliana sighed. She drew the cane back and whipped it into the fleshy peak of Adrian's bottom. The narrow wood bit deeply into Adrian's soft bottom. Adrian's head whipped up and he shrieked as a deep, fiery sting burned into his skin. Adrian bounced on the balls of his feet and wiggled his hips, vainly trying to alleviate the sting.

"Hate this thing." Juliana brought the cane down across Adrian's bottom, just below the first stroke. Adrian howled and wiggled as a second line of fire blazed across his sensitive cheeks. "So cruel, cold and impersonal."




Scarlet Moon freed Tempestas and Anklyana, both of whom gave Scarlet Moon a grateful smile.

"So, what happened?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Well, we met your imposter," said Tempestas. "Tried to convince us he was the real deal, but we weren't buying it. Eventually, he dropped the act. His costume changed color to a dark magenta with green edged with silver, and he called himself Blood Moon. We fought, he spanked us, and then ran off."

Generalissima's voice crackled in their ears. "Any sign of the hostages?"

"No." Tempestas shook her head. "This was a trap, plain and simple."

"Weird he didn't wait for SM," said Generalissima.

Anklyana shrugged. "He was, well. I don't know."

"Scarlet Moon, except crazy," said Tempestas, rubbing her bottom. "Hits harder too."

"Well, take a look around. See if you can find anything useful," said Generalissima. "Maybe we can find something that will tell us where to go next."





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.



Mr. Cuddles crumbled. Legostopheles 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."



But the leopard-print lady was already gone.

Scarlet Moon gave his bottom a quick rub and reactivated his tracker. He lashed a chord to a water tower and zipped back up into the air.

His earpiece crackled.

"Hey, SM the next time I'm kidnapped, how about you don't engage my kidnapper while I'm still hanging over their shoulder, 'K?" said Juliana. "Just about lost my lunch back there."



Scarlet Moon flung himself into the air and twisted around to face the play pen. He lashed several cords 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!"



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?"



Buzzsaw dragged Adrian back out into the weight room. She grapped a couple of jump ropes, and used them to tie Adrian facedown to a bench. She let her belt hang free, swung it over her shoulder and proceeded to whip Adrian's bare ass with the tip.

Adrian howled as the leather burned into his bottom. There was no staying quiet, no joking beneath the horrible, bone-deep burn of Buzzsaw's snapping belt. Adrian twisted and tugged futilely at the jump ropes, screaming and shaking his head as Buzzsaw mercilessly brutalized Adrian's bare ass.



"Now." Tania's voice turned perfunctory, professional. She walked to the couch, and pulled a bar of soap out of her purse. "Put this in your mouth, drop your pants, and bend over my lap."



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.



Scarlet Moon wove some of his forcefield into a lightsaber.

Bright charged blade first. Scarlet Moon yelped and parried the thrust, the golden blade missing his by inches. He leapt over Bright and whirled, his blade leaving behind a scarlet streak.

Bright sidestepped, but the blade glanced off her bare shoulder. She yelped and leapt into the air to gain some distance.

Scarlet Moon smirked. "First touch goes to me?"

"Whatever. It's the last one that matters." Bright fired a golden laser at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon reflected the beam back at Bright with his saber, who yelped and zipped sideways. A shock ran up Scarlet Moon's arms, like he'd hit a baseball with a loosely held bat in 40-degree weather.

Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to a nearby tree and flung himself into the air.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Scarlet Moon has learned the skill scarlet saber (s-saber). Scarlet saber is a weapon. Every time he Attacks with scarlet saber, Scarlet Moon gains Retaliation. The amount gained increases with Power.




Alex danced around their chairs and rubbed her bottom, mewling and wailing. Eventually, she settled down. She reached for her bikini bottoms, but Natalie jerked them out of her reach.

"Nope, you're not getting these back just yet," said Natalie.

"But Nat," whined Alex.

"You can have them back this evening, if you don't whine," said Natalie.

"Fine." Alex stomped and flopped bellydown on her chair. She rubbed her bottom. "You're a jerk Nat."

Natalie reached over and slapped Alex's bottom, eliciting a squeal from the chastised girl. "That's not the attitude that gets you back your bottoms now is it?"

"No," muttered Alex. "Sorry."

Waves crashed against the shore. Alex whimpered.

"You know Juliana," said Natalie with an evil grin. Alex perked up.

"Yes?" said Juliana warily.

"Remember how you wanted to enslave Jezebel and her cronies, and you told me to shut up when I protested?" asked Natalie. "Don't you think you should, you know, pay a penalty for that?"

Alex laughed. "Taste of your own medicine Juli!"



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?"



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 him.

"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.



Later, Adrian lay on his bed, trying to study math. A knock came at the door. "Door's open."

Juliana came in, her tablet tucked under one arm. She closed the door and sat down on the bed next to Adrian. "Been doing some research on that Megawater lady, and the robbery last night."

"Oh god, here comes the infodump." Adrian groaned, and shifted around to better pay attention.

"I think we've got a new supervillain in town." Juliana tapped her tablet screen, and a website straight out of the teens came up. "And she has a terrible website. 90MB and 64 HTTP requests just to load the damn homepage."

"Is that her power? Awful web design?" asked Adrian.

"If only," said Juliana. "I think she has some sort of mental powers. I think she's using them to peddle snake oil and get back at old enemies from high school."




"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.



Juliana whimpered and pulled her bottom against the desk.

"Yes. You recognize it, don't you?" asked Jezebel. "This is the very cane the Dean beat you with after you humiliated me at the gym. I asked if I could keep it, and of course he gave it to me. Now, you're going to taste it every day. Within the week, you'll be fetching it for me. It will be your constant companion. Your only friend."

Jezebel drew the cane back, and brought it down on Juliana's soft bottom with a sharp snap. Juliana grunted and rocked against the desk. A long, thin welt rose up on her skin as Jezebel pulled the cane back.

Jezebel tapped the cane against Juliana's bare bottom, just below the fresh welt. She whipped it up, and snapped it down across Juliana's thick cheeks. Again, a sharp snap assaulted Adrian's ears, clear as a bell even over the sharp crack of Buzzsaw's palm on his bare ass. Again, Juliana yelped and wiggled her bottom.

"Ooh. I think that was a bit louder," said Jezebel. "Poor little Juliana. Trying so hard to be tough, and already you're starting to give in."



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.



"Then, after your spanking, maybe we'll have a little fun." Midnight's left hand slid up Scarlet Moon's side and cupped his chin. She turned Scarlet Moon's head to face her. Their lips hovered centimeters apart, so close their breath mixed, their tongues could have touched. "If you're a good boy."

Midnight spun Scarlet Moon around and pushed him. "Until next time, kitten."

Scarlet Moon stumbled, and nearly fell, so wobbly were his knees. He spun back to face Midnight, but the woman was already gone.

Scarlet Moon put his hands on his knees and took several deep breaths. His head was stuffed with cotton. Sweat coated his body.

Something itched in the waistband of his costume. He fished out a rolled up piece of paper. Unrolling it, read:

<<<Text me when you're ready. 555-7382. Tania.>>>



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."



"Go ahead and try it!" Bright's eyes flashed and a gleaming golden blade appeared in one hand.

Scarlet Moon wove his shield into a saber of his own.

Bright blinked, then grinned. "Smart boy, mimicking your betters. Now come on. I've been fencing since I was six. You think you can match me?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared. "I beat you once before, I'll do it again."

Scarlet Moon and Bright charged at each other. Tempestas leapt between them and unleashed a blast of wind that sent both flying backwards.

"Stop being brats," snapped Tempestas. "In case you've forgotten, there's a supervillain out there holding four people hostage. We need to find her. Now. You two can fight like kindergardners in the sandbox later."

Bright smirked at Scarlet Moon. "Looks like you got lucky."

"We'll see." Scarlet Moon dispersed his sword. "After this is over, I'm going to put you over my knee and spank you until you can't sit for a week."

"Challenge accepted," said Bright with a cocky smirk.



Two swift, sharp slaps of sandal on bare bottom echoed throughout the quiet woods, slightly muffled by the blanket of snow coating the ground. Generalissima rocked forward onto her toes and grunted, her soft cheeks wobbling beneath the quick smacks.

Two sharp smacks descended on Scarlet Moon's thrust out bottom, the quick strokes driving Scarlet Moon onto his toes. His round cheeks jumped as the sandal flattened them and a bloom of pain spread across his bare skin.



"Come on." Juliana stood and headed for the door. "Time to officially recruit Bright."

"You know who Bright is?" asked Natalie.

Juliana threw a grin over her shoulder. "Of course I do. I helped make her costume."

Natalie threw her hands up in the air. "And when were you planning on telling us?"

"When she told me she was ready to take the plunge. Girl's been dragging her feet a bit." Juliana's smile faded. "Kind of annoyed she didn't talk to me before putting on her costume and going after Vanessa. Would have saved us a lot of trouble."

"Does she know about us?" asked Natalie.

"Not yet," said Juliana.

"Who is it?"

"You'll see," said Juliana with a mysterious smirk.

Natalie growled.



Juliana plugged the harddrive into her computer. Text scrolled across her computer screen in a blur. "This might take a while."

While the computer processed, Adrian spent a bit of time rubbing lotion on his welted bottom.



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 cord 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?"



Tania pushed Adrian's hand aside. Tania's hand came down on Adrian's compact left cheek with a bum-bobbling smack. Her hand clapped Adrian's right cheek next. Left, right, left, right went her long-fingered hand, her fingers leaving stinging welts on Adrian's cheek. His palm thudding sharply against the soft flesh.



Juliana stuck her head into the room. "Adrian, have you met this woman before?"

"What you think I put out an ad on the internet? Of course I've met her."

"She's like twice your age."

"That's none of your business, now stop ruining my moment," said Adrian.

"She's taking advantage of you."

"Juliana," said Adrian in a tone that brooched no argument.

Juliana huffed. "Fine. But this conversation isn't over."

Juliana stomped off. A door opened and closed.

Natalie coughed uneasily. "Umm. Well. Um. Hi."

"Hello," said Tania. "Do I get to see my date?"

"Umm, yes, yes. Yes," murmured Natalie. Natalie cleared her throat. "Right. Well, umm, the moment you've been waiting for. Say hello to Adrian."



Natalie's eyes flicked across Adrian's rather risque uniform. Her face colored, and her eyes lingered on Adrian's chest.



"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. My secretary and other aids'll be 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 that he could (mostly) stretch out.

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



Natalie threw the belt over her shoulder and pulled out a couple more. "I think Adrian's got a great idea. You wanna help Bernice?"


"I mean, he once told me to let him know if I saw any of his officers were acting inappropriate while out of uniform. 'Gotta hold ourselves to a higher standard.' He always told me. 'Gotta be an example for the community.'"

Bernice sagged against a nearby clothing rack. "Promise you won't tell your father?"

"Of course. Dad always said 'Don't go holding grudges. Someone does you wrong, and they accept responsibility, just thrash 'em and be done with it. Like it never happened.'"

"Alright, fine. You can test those stupid belts on me. Me and my big mouth."



"You shut up," said Alex to Adrian. "I can't believe you went to that little mouse before coming to me–"

"You weren't ready, and your powers weren't what–"

"And now you've decided in all your magnanimous brilliance that I'm worthy of joining your little club?" Alex's lips turned up in a nasty smile. "Or I guess you've decided you need me. Adrian's clone giving you lots of trouble I take it? You need someone who can actually fight worth a darn."

"Alex," said Juliana in a warning tone.

Alex tossed her hair and spun away. "Well screw you. I have no interest in helping. You're just going to have to make do without me."

"Sounds fine by me," said Bernice. "Working with children is bad enough. A brat would be a step too far."

Alex swirled around. She looked Bernice up and down. "And who do you think you are? Some schlub stuck in postdoc hell?"

"I am Officer Bernice Chastain GCPD," said Bernice. "And you will treat me with respect."

"Whatever." Alex flicked her fingers. "I've seen your work. Not impressed."



A message came back a few minutes later. Hello kitten.

Adrian's heart hammered in his chest. His fingers shook, and his mouth went dry. Images of a tall, stately woman in skintight leather, covering all but her elegant face, and ample cleavage, flashed through his mind. His bottom tingled in memory of the stinging smacks of leather-clad palm. His ear tickled in the memory of the Midnight's warm breath.

Adrian sent back a quick message. Hi.

Took you a while to text. Am I that scary?

Adrian worried his lower lip. I-I guess?

Good. Boys like you need someone a little scary in their lives, don't they?



"What, no witty one liner? You really suck at superheroing, you know that?" asked Prometheus.



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





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.



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 compact 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.



"Hopefully that won't be necessary," said David. "Adrian! Hurry up, or we're gonna miss the bus."

"Coming," said Adrian. Stupid machine. Faster you dumb thing. Faster! Why is the internet so slow? Why???

"So, taking any interesting classes?" asked Juliana.

"Really don't have time to talk about–hey get out of the way," said David.

"Hey, I've been messing around with C a little, you know anything about it? I've got a couple of questions," said Juliana.

David sighed. "So, I say 'We need to hurry or we'll miss the bus,' and you think 'Meh, he's got time to answer some programming questions.'"


"Shall I spank you now, or are you going to get out of my way so I can spank your brother?" said David.


"You're obviously stalling, probably because Adrian didn't actually compile the list of books he was supposed to. And rather than owning up to his mistake, he's hoping you can delay me long enough for him to throw the list together in a desperate bid to save his ass."

"That might not be…"

"I mean, I'm sure by the time I finish smacking your naked bottom, Adrian will have the list compiled," said David.

"Yeah, no," said Juliana. "I'm not about to take his licks for him."



Adrian spied Natalie and her father standing uncomfortably by themselves. Chief Napier looked like he'd rather be facing down a dozen muggers, and Natalie swayed back and forth fidgeting with her dress, her eyes flicking about the room like a bunny watching for foxes. Adrian started in their direction.



"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.



"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 cord 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 svelt 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 him. 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."



Adrian's phone buzzed. He groaned and fished around in his pocket. A message from David.

Sorry, I'm late. Got waylaid by my advisor. Sam just let me in and I'm coming up now.



A tentacle lashed at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon snagged the tip of the giant appendage with one hand, and lashed a cord 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 cord 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 cord 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.



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.





"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.



Blood Moon's hands repeatedly clapped Anklyana's and Scarlet Moon's vulnerable, bare bottoms. Scarlet Moon Scarlet Moon grunted and wiggled and squeaked. Hated it when this happened. Anklyana squealed and kicked. Her broad hips wiggled and bucked against the table. Her big, soft bottom jiggled and wobbled beneath the Blood Moon's sharp slaps.

"Oww! Oww! Let me go! Oww! Let me go you crazy–oww!" wailed Anklyana.

"Crazy?" Blood Moon took a step back. "You call me the crazy one? There's nothing crazy about balancing the scales little girl."

"I'm not a 'little girl,'" growled Anklyana.

"No, that's true." Blood Moon slapped Anklyana's voluminous rump and watched the jiggly flesh wobble. "This ass is a lot of things. 'Little' isn't one of them."

Anklyana tried to kick Blood Moon with her heel.

"My dear, that was a mistake." Blood Moon wove a pair of scarlet paddles, each one large enough to fully flatten both bottoms.

Anklyana groaned and buried her face in her forearms. "Hate those things."

"Now, let's teach you to respect your betters!" said Blood Moon.



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.



Adrian's vision narrowed in a haze of red.

Buzzsaw swung. Adrian fell on his ass, the large fist ruffling his hair. Buzzsaw raised her massive arms above her head and roared in rage.

Adrian's head rocked back, like it'd been kicked by a mule. The haze clouding his vision swirled into a beam and smashed into Buzzsaw's chest. Buzzsaw stumbled backwards and collapsed.

Adrian stared. "Did you-"

Juliana grabbed Adrian's arm and yanked him to his feet. "Come on, let's get out of here."

Juliana yanked open the car door, and shoved Adrian in. She scrambled around to the other side. Buzzsaw leapt to her feet and charged the car.

Juliana put the car in reverse, and gunned it. Buzzsaw grabbed the front bumper, laughing maniacally. The car didn't move.



Juliana plopped down in the booth. Her eyes widened and she leapt back to her feet, dancing around and rubbing the seat of her dress, her big bottom jiggling underneath it as she danced.

Adrian and Alex couldn't help but share a little smirk.

Juliana eventually calmed down. She took a breath, rubbed her bottom and swept her hair away behind her shoulders. "I am simultaneously appalled, and kind of impressed by the chutzpah. Can you imagine the shy little Natalie we first met doing that?"

"Yes, yes you helped Natalie grow more assertive, congratulations," said Alex, rolling her eyes. "Now if you could just make sure she doesn't turn into a raging asshole, that would be even better."

"I'm sure she feels terrible about it," said Juliana. "Adrian, maybe you should go talk to her."



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?"

Plastic fingers dug into Scarlet Moon's hips. There was a great tearing. Scarlet Moon's eyes widened, and he gasped. Mall air brushed his bare hips and bottom.

"Ooh, no boxer briefs. Just gotta one-up Tempy don't ya?" said Princess. "OK Sir Stuffins. Give 'em six of the best."



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."




Natalie pulled her mask back up and dragged Princess' kicking and screaming form over to Jezebel's chair. She sat down and put the flailing girl over her broad thighs.

Bright and Bernice exchanged looks.

"So umm, you want the chick in chainmail, or…" said Bright.

Bernice shrugged. "Meh. We could spank her together."

Bright eyed the woman's quivering bottom. "Well, she does look pretty tough. Sure."

Bernice swirled her hands, and pulled the woman off the desk, and brought her to hover between the two heroes.

"You know, I'm just a mercenary," said the Swordswoman. "Nothing personal."

"You were involved in attempting to enslave our friends," said Bernice. "This is very personal."

Scarlet Moon dragged Buzzsaw off the desk and draped her over his knee.

"Hey now, Glo–I mean, umm Scarlet Moon, go easy on me right? It was all in good fun you know. We got a pretty nice rivalry," said Buzzsaw.



"I'm right here Mrs. Rossi." Vanessa stepped out of the crowd. Her uniform was rumpled and dirt stained. There were even a few tears.

"My goodness, girl what happened?" asked Mrs. Rossi.

Vanessa grimaced down at her uniform. "I'm sorry ma'am, but I found a dusty attic, and hid in there. Got my uniform caught on a couple of nails, the place was really dirty. Am I gonna get spanked now?"

"No, of course not. I'm just glad you're ok. Now both of you come on. We have a lot to do," said Ms. Rossi.

It was just past eleven by the time the two finally returned home.

"Oof," said Vanessa, stretching and twisting. "What a night. What a goddamn night."



A voice came over the communicator. Smooth. Eloquont, and hauntingly familiar. "Hello Adrian. Oh-I'm sorry. Scarlet Moon. We'd hate for any eavesdroppers to learn your secret, now wouldn't we?"

"Jezebel?" breathed Scarlet Moon.

"Ah-ah-ah. This is the superhero line, where we use our superhero names. You can call me Roots."

"You sent Prometheus and Poseidon after their own parents," said Scarlet Moon.

"Indeed. Real disappointing those two. Buzzsaw on the other hand has been wonderful. I mean, it's a shame she couldn't bring you in, but well, put the two of you against each other, and it's a coin toss who comes out on top, isn't it?"



Juliana flashed a bright smile at Alex. "Can we talk a moment?"

"Well, I'm kind of in the middle of practice," said Alex.

"It's important. Besides, you guys are wrapping up right?" asked Juliana.

Alex sighed. "Yeah, I suppose. Come on."

Alex gestured to some of the other fences, and led the group to a corner of the gym, away from prying ears. "What do you want Juli?"

Juliana smiled. "I noticed you decided to debut Bright."

Alex's face turned red, and she glanced at the others. "Juli! What are you doing?"

"Relax," said Juliana. "May I introduce Scarlet Moon, Tempestas and Anklyana."

Alex's eyes got wider with every word. She grabbed Juliana's arm. "What are you playing at? Are you telling me you know every other superhero in the city, and you never bothered to tell me? Your brother is Scarlet-freaking-Moon and you never once thought to tell me?"



"Trust me," said David in a quiet voice.



As the trio exited their dorm, they found Bernice Chastain in her civilians sitting on a bench just outside.

"Ms. Chastain," said Natalie. "What are you doing here?"

Bernice rolled her eyes. "You can call me Bernice, Natalie. You're basically an adult now."

"I guess. Do you need something?" asked Natalie. "Is Dad ok?"

"He's fine." Bernice stood. "I'd be here in uniform if something was wrong with him. No, I'm here to talk to you three. Privately."

The three shared confused looks. Juliana looked a little uneasy.

"About what?" asked Natalie. "We're kind of busy."

"It can't wait. Come on." Bernice started walking down the path, angling away from the buildings and well out of earshot of any other students.

The three followed.

"Are we in trouble?" asked Natalie.

"I'd be in uniform if that was the case," said Bernice. She looked around for a moment. "Natalie, I know you're Anklyana, Adrian is Scarlet Moon, and Juliana is Generalissima. Terrible name, by the way. Brutal dictators do not invoke heroic images."

The three jerked to a halt. Bernice walked another few steps, before turning back to face them, her hands in her pockets. She smirked. "And I'm Tempestas."



Adrian nearly choked. The hell did that come from?

"What's that supposed mean?" The woman stepped forward and loomed over Adrian.

"Well, I mean, look at yourself," said Adrian. "You look like the inbred offspring of a butt-faced monkey and rusty tractor trailer."

The woman's brow furrowed. "Do you…do you know the meanings of any of the words you just used?"

"Ooh! Did you hear that? She knows the word meanings! I didn't think she had it in her!" Adrian wiped a fake tear from his eye. "So proud."

"Nobody mocks Buzzsaw." The woman slapped Adrian across the face. There was a muted thud, like Adrian's head were covered in padding. His head snapped to the side, and he stumbled back a step. He didn't feel anything more than an impact, like getting thumped on the back by a friend.

Juliana screamed.

Buzzsaw looked down at her palm, then up at Adrian. "The fuck? Your face made of brick?"

Adrian swayed back and forth on his feet, feeling giddy and drunk. He grinned.





"Absolutely not." Anklyana stepped between Generalissima and the villains.

"It's the least they deserve," snarled Generalissima.

"It's not right," said Anklyana.

"Who cares? After what they did to us? What they were going to do to us?" said Generalissima in a low, dangerous voice. "I'm going to turn Jezebel into exactly the little bitch she tried to make me."

"Generalissima, listen to yourself," said Anklyana. "You sound just like Jez–"

"I sound nothing like Jezebel!" screamed Generalissima, driving Anklyana back against the villains draped over the desk. "I didn't fucking kidnap them because they were costing me money. I wasn't going to turn them into slaves, and dogs because they stood up to me. I didn't start this, but I sure as hell am going to finish it! They're getting exactly what they deserve, and you can just shut. The. Fuck. Up!"

Silence. The others shared awkward looks. Bernice looked acutely uncomfortable. Bright looked uncertain.






"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.



Juliana's big, soft bottom wiggled, her protruding cheeks straining against her tight jeans. Bernice's hand bounced off the upthrust cheeks, making them jiggle beneath the skintight denim.

Juliana yelped and kicked, her shirt riding up and flashing a few inches of dark skin. She reached back and tried to shield her bottom, but Bernice pinned her wrist against her back. Bernice struck Juliana's big bottom with heavy, sweeping strokes.

"No, let go of me! Oww!" said Juliana. "Don't tell me how to save people! Oww!"

"Oh, you better believe I'm going to tell you." Bernice wiggled Juliana's jeans down to her thighs. The girl's wobbly caramel buttocks jiggled into view, her yellow thong doing nothing to cover her voluptuous cheeks. The tops of her jeans pressed against the undercurve of her bottom, thrusting the rippling cheeks up towards Bernice.

Bernice's hand splatted the peak of Juliana's bare right cheek. The soft flesh flattened beneath Bernice's hard palm, and ripples flowed across the exposed flesh. "We possess incredible power that is incredibly easy to abuse, and we must behave accordingly."

"That's real rich coming from a cop," said Juliana.

"Some of my fellow officers focus too much on catching bad guys, and not enough on protecting the innocent," said Bernice. Her hand bounced between cheeks, making the soft flesh jiggle and bounce and wobble. The crisp snap of palm on bare flesh bounced off the bare bedroom walls. Juliana yelped and squirmed and kicked. "And I'll be damned if I let us make the same mistake."



"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. "Lady 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.




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."



Jezebel pulled the dress off of Juliana's writhing body, leaving Juliana's soft, ample breasts barely contained in a lacy red bra, and her large, jiggly bottom straining against black leggings. Jezebel drove Juliana's face and chest into the soft carpet, forcing her large bottom up into the air. She yanked off Juliana's boots, grabbed the waistband of Juliana's leggings and peeled them down. Juliana kicked at her, but Jezebel easily dodged the flailing feet.

"Oh come on Juli, is this the best you can do?" asked Jezebel with mocking scorn. "Whatever happened to the girl who could single-handedly strip six of my friends? Oh, don't tell me. It's that little collar isn't it? Poor girl. I'd take it off, but it just looks so perfect on your pretty little neck."



"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."



"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 him in the belly.




The claws flexed, but held. Scarlet Moon squirmed and wiggled, growing more and more frantic as those stupid claws just. Wouldn't. Break.

"Bwahahahahha!" Leopard's harsh laugh bounced off the steel walls. "Got this whole gauntlet of traps lined up, and the 'Sensational' Scarlet Moon couldn't even get past the first one! I was hoping you'd be worthy prey, but you're just a kid in a bad Halloween costume! And you know what I do to kids who break into my house?"



Scarlet Moon swung at Giraffalot at full speed.




The guard frowned. "Even Scarlet Moon?"

The guard listened for a moment. Her eyes widened. "You're kidding."

She lowered her gun. Her mouth twisted in disgust. "So apparently I'm supposed to help you."



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.



"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.



"Would you grow a spine?" hissed Tempestas.

"Now that's what I like to hear," said Princess smugly. "A superhero whose finally learning his lesson. What about you Tempy? You ready to beg?"

"Yo momma ready to lick my tits?"

"Tsk tsk tsk. There are children listening." Princess tapped her lips. "You know, if you were just a little defiant, I would have let Moony off the hook, but since you insist on being so…vulgar, I don't think I have any choice but to toast the both of you."




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 let out a disgusted noise. He picked up Bright, tucked the squawking girl under his arm, flipped up the flimsy gauze of the girl's skirt and struck Bright's naked right buttock with a flesh rippling smack.

Bright squawked and kicked her feet. "Unhand me at once!"

"If you'd bent over like you were supposed to, you wouldn't be in this humiliating position," said Generalissima, coming through the trees, pitching her voice to be heard over the stacatto smacks battering Bright's bottom, and Bright's high pitched yelps.

"That would be humiliating too," said Bright.

Scarlet Moon smacked Bright's left cheek. Bright jerked forward in Scarlet Moon's arms, the ripple of the smack spreading through her entire body.







"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.



Scarlet Moon slipped around to the back. He eased second story window open and slipped into the mansion. He methodically slipped from room to room, looking for some sign it was occupied. While sneaking through a sitting room downstairs, a PA crackled.

"Where have you been? Your nanny's worried sick." said Jezebel's voice. "I think you two need to have a little talk."

The floor opened up beneath Scarlet Moon, and he found himself sliding down a long, steel tunnel.



Scarlet Moon hoisted Princess into the air by her collar.



Adrian, and Juliana were in their suite common room. Juliana sat curled up in the armchair, while Adrian sat at one end of the couch. Morning sunlight filtered in through the window.

"Seems some lake effect is coming through this afternoon. Supposed to be quite the storm," said Juliana. She flipped through television channels, while Adrian futzed with his phone.




"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 belt rattled and jumped with the force of Scarlet Moon's smash, knocking him off his feet. There was a sizeable dent in the belt in front of his, but still it raced for the wall.



"No, Adrian it won't. You can barely speak, let alone fight back." I've won. Just. Like. I. Always. Do," said Jezebel.

"What is going on? Oh God, Nat, what are you doing to them?" Bright entered the room, and hastened to Natalie's side.

"Just a little poisoned Glow," said Jezebel, nodding to the machine. "They refused to learn the lesson you tried to teach them."

"Alex…please," gasped Natalie.



The paddles tapped lightly against Scarlet Moon's spandex-clad bottom. Scarlet Moon shuddered at the feel of the hard wood on his VERY barely clad skin. He strained against the claws holding him fast. His hips squirmed back and forth across the bar, making the bar sway gently. The paddles swayed in time with the bar, always keeping centered on the compact swell of Scarlet Moon's airborn buttocks.

"Brace yourself my dear, your loser's penalty begins now!"

The paddles swung back with a squeaky cranking. Scarlet Moon sucked in a breath. His bottom clenched anxiously.

"Ohoho, somebody's looking a little scared. Don't worry, it'll only hurt like hell!"




"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.



Scarlet Moon slammed down onto Buzzsaw's shoulders, whirled his Glow into a staff and slammed Princess and the Swordswoman against the wall.

Juliana sprinted at and tackled Jezebel. "Come here bitch, I'm gonna yank you balder than Mr. Clean!"

Half a dozen adult-sized toy soldiers tried to charge in, only to be blocked by a green wall thrown up by Natalie.

Buzzsaw grabbed Scarlet Moon's ankles and threw his through the wall. Scarlet Moon skidded across the ground, and smashed against the opposite wall.

The Swordswoman leapt past, obviously gunning for Juliana. Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to the woman, zipped her into his arms, and flung the chainmail bikini-clad warrior over his head and through the wall above him.

The Swordswoman smashed through the wall, and went rolling through a large weight room.

"My iron!" roared Buzzsaw. She tackled Scarlet Moon, carried him into the room and smashed him against a rack of weights. "Look at the mess you've made!"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


The thug yelped in surprise, looked up at Scarlet Moon, and grabbed the cord. 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 cord 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.



The clack of heels signaled Bright's arrival just before her perky voice banished all doubt. "Ooh, look at those buns, they're looking pretty cooked."

Anklyana whimpered and wiggled.

"Man, you got guts running around with that much rump hanging out," said Bright.

There was a sharp crack, and Bright yelped.

"None of that," said Tempestas. "Unless you want to join them."

"Like to see you try it," muttered Bright.

"Really?" asked Tempestas. The still air in the control room stirred.

Bright hmmphed. "No. But I get to spank Scarlet Moon."

"Fine, whatever. If you could please free them."

"Oh right." There was a flash of golden light, and the cords binding Scarlet Moon shattered.

Scarlet Moon sighed and flexed his aching arms. His relief was short-lived, however and he swiftly found himself dangling in midair, tucked underneath Bright's arm, who hovered in the air above the table.

He could see Tempestas below his dangling toes put a hand on Anklyana's back, pinning the girl against the table.



"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 as toaster coils.



"Good." Tempestas nodded towards the newcomer. "And this is Anklyana. Apparently, your friend, erm, Generalissima vouches for her."

"Oh?" Scarlet Moon looked the newcomer up and down. She was a short woman, even shorter than Scarlet Moon. The woman wore a dark green leotard that fully covered her torso, but left her arms and legs bare. In the center of her chest was a white oval containing a stylized violet dinosaur with a club tail. She wore a pair of black leather high-heel boots that reached up just past her knees. A pair of dark green elbow-length gloves covered her hands. A dark green mask fully covered her forehead, extended about halfway down to her cheeks, and left her nose and mouth exposed. White eye inserts much like Scarlet Moon's obscured her eyes. She had a fit, pear-shaped build: small chest and narrow shoulders spreading out into broad hips, a very large, curvy bottom and thick, muscular legs.

The girl smiled shyly and offered a bluetooth receiver. Scarlet Moon took it and slipped it into his ear.



"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.



"I swear to God Scarlet Moon if you break a single twig off that tree, you'll be the one getting a switch across his naked ass," snarled Juliana.

Scarlet Moon took a few steps back, away from the Whistler and her ears. "But–"

"She's a hardened thug! There's no way you'll be able to beat it out of her, not unless you want to start actually beating her," said Juliana. "Is she scared of you? Maybe we can scare her."

Scarlet Moon eyed the Whistler, who lay curled up on the forest floor, gingerly clutching her welted ass, and watching Scarlet Moon with wide, tear-filled eyes.



"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.



Scarlet Moon leapt after Tempestas.

"What do you think you're doing?" asked Tempestas. "You're supposed to be running crowd control."



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."



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.



Buzzsaw rolled her eyes. She shoved a wad of cloth in Adrian's mouth and tucked Adrian under his arm. She clapped Adrian's round, wobbly bottom, her large, callused hand burning through Adrian's jeans and boxer briefs.

"Don't play innocent with me," said Buzzsaw. "My boss has your number. She's had it for a while."

Adrian inched his hand towards his necklace.

"Uh-huh." Buzzsaw yanked the necklace off and crushed it. Little bits of crystal and wire rained down onto the pavement. "Naughty, naughty. Guess it's time for a bare bottom spanking."




Prometheus held her hands out. The temperature in the arena dropped several degrees. The icy walls collapsed into miniature tsunamis. The water swirled up into the air and formed a dome around the trio. A cocoon of flame closed over Prometheus. The watery dome froze into a giant block of ice.

"Now," said Prometheus. Her eyes sparked. "Show us what you got."

Scarlet Moon sucked in a breath, and flung his forcefield out, dispersing the flaming serpent weaving around him. He leapt to his feet, and charged Prometheus.




Scarlet Moon crossed his arms, and positioned himself so that Bright couldn't see his hands. He wove a scarlet paddle.



Juliana squeed and pulled Adrian into Adrian's room. She pulled open the closet and rooted through it.



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 him. One tentacle snapped out beneath him. 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 superheroes 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 cord 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 asshole."









Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"I guess, you're gonna spank us now?" said Juliana, around a small hiccup.

"I don't think that's necessary," said Sam. He gave the two a push towards their suite. "Let's just get you two to bed. Juliana, I want you to call the health center tomorrow to schedule an appointment. And I do not want to see you behind the wheel of a car until you've been ok'd by a doctor, understand?"

Juliana nodded.

"I mean it," said Sam. "I see you behind the wheel of a car without a doctor's note first, and I will pull you out, bend you over the hood and paddle you right then and there."

"Yes Sir," said Juliana. She gave Sam another hug. "Sorry for making you worry."

Sam patted the young woman on the back. "It's ok. Sounds like you two had terrible luck. You should get your phones looked at too."

Juliana nodded, and the two retreated to their room.



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.



"Stay right here. I'll be right back." Tania stood and headed for her bedroom.

"Gonna go get your stuff?" asked Adrian with a surge of hope.

Tania didn't say anything.

Adrian waited a moment, then slipped into Tania's kitchen. Never want to fight evil on an empty stomach.

He was halfway through a snack, when something cool clicked over his neck, and he sagged against the counter, suddenly weak. "What–"

"I'm sorry kitten," said Tania in a soft, pained voice. "But I can't let you leave."

"What are you talking about?" gasped Adrian.

"Look, breaking into Roots' hideout is hopeless," said Tania. "You try to bust your friends out, you'll just end up one of Jezebel's slave. Beaten mercilessly, broken and hopeless. An empty shell of who you once were. I can't, I can't handle the thought of that. I'll keep you here, keep you safe."

"But, but Tania I have family, I can't just disappear, they'll wonder–"

"They'll wonder the same thing if Jezebel has you, At least this way you'll be safe," said Tania softly. She pulled Adrian into a hug. "Adrian please, there's nothing else I can do."



"Kitten, do you really think a spanking will make you feel better? A few whacks on the seat all you need to to assuage your guilt?"

"Yes? No? I don't know," moaned Scarlet Moon. His body shook, and tears blurred his vision. "I killed someone Midnight."

"Not intentionally. You couldn't have known–"

"Yes, I could have! Generalissima should have figured it out." Scarlet Moon tried to pull away, but Midnight held him tight. "Blood Moon was made of Glow, of course we hit him hard enough, he'll lose control."

"Or maybe he just becomes weak as a kitten, like the rest of us," said Midnight. "You don't know how Glow works, you don't know what will happen–"

"We should have known! Now I'm a–"


Scarlet Moon's mouth clicked shut.

Midnight turned Scarlet Moon around. She held the boy's face in her hands, long-fingered, firm and warm. Her emerald eyes held Scarlet Moon's, with a firm, but caring gaze. "What happened was an accident. An accident that Blood Moon brought on himself. You did the best you could with what you knew. You saved a whole bunch fo people, including me."

"You could have escaped," muttered Scarlet Moon.

Midnight smiled a little. "You saved my secret then. The point is, yes there is a lesson to be learned here, so that you can do better next time. But you are not a killer. You will never be a killer."



"Where's my dad?" Natalie's panicked voice came over the earpiece.

"Dad?" said Tempestas.

"Oh. Um. Uh. Fuck," said Natalie

Generalissima sighed.

"Natalie, is that you? How are you–Anklyana?" asked Tempestas.

"How do you know me?" asked Natalie. "Wait, I know that voice, Officer Chastain?"

The sound of rapid-fire thudding echoed through the earpieces.

"Umm, Generalissima is that you?" asked Natalie.

"Yes," said Generalissima darkly. "I'm doing to my desk with my forehead what I'd love to do to your ass with my hairbrush."

Natalie eeped.

Tempestas cocked her head and eyed Scarlet Moon suspiciously.



"So, what now?" asked Anklyana. She swayed uneasily from foot to foot.



"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."



"What are you-aggh!" Juliana hunched, one hand clutching her head, the other locked on the wheel. The car swerved around the road, and careened towards a street light. A crimson light blinded Adrian, metal crunched, and tires squealed.

The car turned off and there was nothing but breathing. Adrian opened his eyes. The car had smashed into a streetlight, making it flicker. A crimson light filled the car.



Scarlet Moon lined up the paddle up with Dana's rotund cheeks. She pulled the paddle back, and swung it into the firm flesh. Her large bottom flattened under the thick wood, wobbling and bouncing. Dana's hips squirmed and she grunted. A nice big red welt rose across the peak of the woman's protruding buttocks.

"You know, I really can't believe this," said Scarlet Moon. "Isn't your entire job protecting people from Supremes?"

Scarlet Moon whapped Marie's pert cheeks. The firm flesh jiggled madly beneath the heavy wood. Marie yelped and wiggled. "There is a crazy Supreme running around, mindraping people and turning them into her slaves. You have the information I need to stop her. And you're going to stand there all smug and blackmail me into taking a spanking? You disgust me."

Scarlet Moon smacked Dana's big bottom with the paddle. Dana grunted and cursed.

"We're just following orders," said Dana in a tight voice.



Vanessa eased towards the edge of the roof. Scarlet Moon kept pace, and his distance. "I'm not hurting anyone. Just taking back what's mine!"

"What are you talking about?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"The man living here is the VP of Marketing at Lloyd Software. His policies meant my mother lost her job because she missed too much work when my brother broke his collarbone. She was making sixty grand a year." Vanessa reached into the satchel and yanked out a rather ugly carved wooden figurine of a distorted woman. "You see this? A carving of some ancient goddess of fertility. He paid several million dollars for this ugly piece of shit."

She threw the figurine at Scarlet Moon, who snatched it out of the air. "He fired my mother, stripped away her income to pay for half of a percent of that monstrosity. These fuckers bled my mother dry. They hunted me. They oggle me. They got one of my friends caned and almost expelled because she dared to stand up to one of them. Well, I'm done. I'm done letting them squeeze every pathetic penny out of my pocket so that they can buy garish statues. I'm going to take their garbage, and I'm going to sell it for a tiny fraction of what they paid, and I'm going to use that money to eat. To help my mother eat. To get my siblings toys they'll enjoy, books they'll read, education they need."

Scarlet Moon looked down at the carving. It was pretty ugly.



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 cord 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.



Adrian fished out the note with shaking hands and unrolled it.

"Top of the theater at midnight."

Adrian rerolled the note and tucked it away. He hurried out.



"Ok, ok I'm sorry," said Juliana.

Bernice continued the spanking for another minute or so before finally letting Juliana back up.

Juliana whined and danced in place, rubbing her reddened bottom.

"Now," said Bernice. She crossed her arms over her chest.

"Right. Well, first I think we might need some backup. There's a girl I've been working with, Bright," said Juliana.

"The girl I ran into outside that guy's penthouse?" asked Adrian.

"The very same," said Juliana with a smile.

"And when were you going to tell us about her?" asked Natalie, putting her hands on her hips.

"When she was ready to go hot," said Juliana. "She's been dragging her feet lately. I was as surprised as you when Adrian told us what happened."

Bernice drummed her fingers against her arm for a moment. She sighed. "I suppose taking a little bit longer is probably worth it if it means backup. No way this imposter can stand up to four of us. Probably can't stand up to three, but then again he wouldn't be so open if he didn't think he could. No sense in taking risks."



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.



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?"




"W-well, I can't do it." Anklyana pulled away and stumbled further down the corridor. "I just can't.



"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!"








"CEO's office is twenty floors down," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon flipped over the roof and entered freefall, counting the windows that whizzed by.

A scarlet cord whipped down and wrapped itself around Scarlet Moon's waist, bringing him to a sharp halt.

"They've been studying you," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon grabbed the cord and tore it apart. "Not half as strong as mine though."

Scarlet Moon hit twenty. He snagged a cord to the window and zipped to it. He pushed the window open, and jumped in.

A tall, dark-skinned woman wearing gloves and a lab coat backed up with wide eyes.

Scarlet Moon snagged the laptop and zipped it into his hand.

"Hey, that's evidence, you can't go taking evidence!" The woman took a step forward, before thinking better of it, and backing up again.

"Tear out the harddrive," said Generalissima. "Before they can wipe it remotely."

Scarlet Moon did so and tossed the laptop back on the desk. Something caught Scarlet Moon's eye. No, not eye. Senses. He could sense anything he made with his forcefield, much like a person could "sense" where their hands and feet were.

Scarlet Moon could sense something of his underneath a nearby vase.

"Why are you hesitating? Get out of there," said Generalissima.



"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."



"Good." David's hand clapped Adrian's right cheek. Adrian jerked and winced. The smack wasn't that hard as smacks go, but it was still enough to sting.

David smacked Adrian's compact bottom twenty times in quick succession, ten smacks to each cheek. Adrian squirmed a little and gnawed on his lower lip, whimpering and dreading the spankings to come.

"Now get up, let's go get that list compiled," said David.

Adrian clambered off the couch. He gave his stinging buttocks a quick rub before reaching for his jeans.

"Nope." David gently swatted Adrian's hand away. "You're not covering up until you've got that list."

Adrian's eyes widened.

"Best get used to it," said David. "Any time I spank you because you didn't do something, your ass is staying bare until you've done it. Get me?"



"Because if things were easy, we wouldn't need you," said Juliana with a smile.

Adrian grunted.



Juliana tried the door. It eased open with a painfully loud creak. "Come on. We need find something to take Buzzsaw down. So long as she's conscious I don't think we're getting out of here."



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.



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.



Scarlet Moon burst back into the hallway. A pair of cords wrapped themselves around him. Scarlet Mon pivoted. Blood Moon sailed through the air and kicked Scarlet Moon in the chest, flinging Scarlet Moon backwards.

The cords snapped taught, Scarlet Moon jerked to a halt and slammed to the ground. He rolled onto his back just in time for a superpowered stomp to send his smashing several floors down. He growled and shattered the cords binding him.

He lashed a cord to the ceiling above and zipped back up. Blood Moon peeked through the hole and smashed Scarlet Moon with a crimson beam. "Really, Moon when are you gonna learn that blindly charging just doesn't work?"

"Hopefully never," said Bright's voice. "He makes a great decoy."

"What?" Blood Moon looked up just in time for a bright streak to flash by. A golden slash flared across Blood Moon's side. Blood Moon howled and clutched his torso.

The roar of hurricane-force winds rattled the building, and a gust of wind flung Blood Moon out of Scarlet Moon's sight.



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 compact 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.








Scarlet Moon lashed a cord 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 cords 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 cords 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.




David made a disgusted noise. He shifted Adrian a little bit more to the left, centering his sitspots over his knee.

"Wait, I was only kidd-owwww!"

David smacked Adrian's sitspots and upper thighs with hard, swift strokes.

Adrian threw his head back. He arched his back and clawed at the carpet. His toes curled, and his feet dug into the carpet.

Juliana hissed as she watched Adrian's soft flesh bounce and cave beneath the hard spatula.



Jezebel laughed. "How very heroic. Well, toddle along little hero. I'm sure Buzzsaw's got a lot planned for you."

Buzzsaw picked up Adrian and tucked him under her arm. The last thing Adrian saw as Buzzsaw carried him out was Jezebel pulling Juliana over her knee.

Buzzsaw carried Adrian across the hallway, smacking Adrian's ass with every step. She stepped into a giant weight room filled with all manner of machines, barbells, dumbells, weight discs, medicine balls, and others. The gym was meticulously organized and clean, though it stank of sweat.

"Welcome to my humble abode," said Buzzsaw. She carried Adrian through the weight room and through a door in the back. The door opened into a small apartment with office, bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom. While the weight room was spotless, the apartment was a mess. Clothing scattered everywhere, bits of hair (probably razor sharp!) scattered about the bathroom sink, old dishes in the kitchen sink. Buzzsaw pulled a frilly french maid dress out of the wardrobe. "Put this on. You're my maid now, congratulations."



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.



"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.



Scarlet Moon swung across the mall to the final exit. Drones zipped at his, only to be shattered by swings of the lego bag. Toys threw plastic play balls at his from the second floor. The stuffed bear on a giraffe threw pool noodles at his like javelins.

A dozen drones formed up between his and the final wall. Scarlet Moon's eyes flared. He swung his head back and forth, a great beam sweeping the drones aside. Another dozen flew up from underneath his. He flipped in midair and swung the lego sack, shattering the drones with mighty swings. Another dozen flew at his from behind. He twisted around, but one struck his across the face. Another smashed into his belly and sent his flying at the giant clay bear.

A dozen action figures leapt off the second floor balcony and rammed into his, driving his into the ground. Toys swarmed over his, punching and clawing.

"Yes, yes! Make his pay, my plastic friends! MAKE THEM ALL PAY!"

"Yo mama's made of plastic!"

A great tornado swirled above Scarlet Moon's head. Tempestas landed on the ground next to Scarlet Moon. She lifted her hands and pushed them out. A great gust of wind picked up Scarlet Moon and the toys swarming over his and flung them into the air. The tornado caught them and swept them around and around. Toys got ripped off his by the gusts. Plastic balls flew back at their throwers. Drones got driven into walls and through store displays.

Scarlet Moon slammed into a pillar. He lashed a cord to it and clung for dear life.



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!"



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."




"Then let me in."


The door unlocked. Adrian slipped in, closing it behind him.

"So, what do you think?" Juliana did a little twirl. She wore a closed, low-cut, grey-black jacket that extended to a few inches above her belly button, showing off the woman's pillowy breasts on one end, and firm, caramel midriff on the other. The jacket was decorated with an assortment of "military" honors. Looking closely, Adrian saw random scout badges, a few high school varsity athletics pins, some participation ribbons, and a fake medallion that looked like it came out of a cereal box. She wore a tight pencil skirt that extended about two-thirds down her thighs. She completed the ensemble with a pair of fishnets and black stiletto boots that went halfway up her calves. "Say hello to Generalissima!"


"Female General."

"You're naming yourself after Latin American dictators?"

"No! I just figured, you know I'm Hispanic, so–"

"So you decided to invoke Latin America's long, bloody history of being controlled by brutal dictators?"

"So I didn't think it through." Juliana crossed her arms and pouted. "Not all of us have an obvious name. Besides, I asked you about my costume, not my name."



Adrian squirmed and scissor kicked, but a broad, powerful hand pressed against the small of his back, pinning him securely against his strong thighs. He wailed when David's fingers grasped the waistband of his boxer briefs and tugged them down to his knees.

Adrian yelped as David's flat palm struck the peak of his right globe, sending fireworks dancing across his sensitive skin. His curved bottom caved beneath his massive hand and bounced back as it lifted off his vulnerable flesh.

Another CRACK echoed throughout the building. His left cheek bobbed and bounced while sparks arced across his upthrust orb.

His left cheek was still jiggling when his hand came down again on his right, sending it into another bouncing fit.

Adrian yelped. His hips bucked and wiggled, and his legs kicked.

"OK, OK, I get it, I get it, I'll ask Natalie for help," said Adrian.

"I don't believe you." David unleashed a stream of rapid-fire smacks to Adrian's right cheek, making him yelp and buck even more vigorously than before. "I think you're just trying to get out of getting your tail tanned."



"Oh God, even I don't hate the world that much," said Prometheus.



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 him.



"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."



Adrian watched the hoodlum's bare ass bounce beneath his flat hand, feeling a bit of satisfaction as the jiggling skin turned as red as Adrian's weird-ass glow. "Gonna attack me again?"

"No," wailed the hoodlum.

"You ever gonna attack anyone ever again?" asked Adrian, raising his voice to be heard over the sharp smacks and pitiful wails.

"Umm, yes?"

Adrian's lips thinned. He tightened his grip on the small of the hoodlum's back.

"Aww, come on," said the hoodlum. "A woman's gotta eat."

Adrian struck the hoodlum's left cheek with a bone-jarring blow that jolted Adrian's arm, and made the hoodlum howl. Adrian snapped his arm up, and unleashed a matching strike to the hoodlum's right cheek. Then left, then right, then left again, one full-forced blow after another.

The hoodlum wailed and sobbed like a four year old.

Adrian shook his hand.







Scarlet Moon swung into the arcade and hunkered down in the shadows of one of the giant, clunky machines.

Mr. Cuddles lumbered into the dim store, his eyes glowing with a faint scarlet light. Princess sat on his shoulder, kicking her feet.

"If you wanted to play hide and go seek, you just hadda ask," said Princess. "Loser gets a spanking."

Scarlet Moon's fingers closed over an abandoned token on the floor. He hefted it, and whipped it at an arcade cabinet in the far corner. The token struck the cabinet with a great clang.

"You're not very good at this, are you Dolly?" Mr. Cuddles lumbered towards the sound.

Scarlet Moon slipped along the opposite wall and out into the main room. A scarlet cord zipped him up into the shadows of the ceiling. A drone turned towards his, but a scarlet beam fried it before it could get a bead on him.

Mr. Cuddles burst out of the arcade.

"Ooh, you're better than I thought," said Princess. She hopped up and down on Mr. Cuddles' shoulder. "This is so much fun. You wanna play too Keiko?"

Keiko took a wary step back. "Umm, I'm not really into hide and seek."

"Oh, I insist." Princess' eyes flared, and Mr. Cuddles lumbered towards the girl.



"What did I just say about being naughty? Legostopheles!"

Lego tentacles picked Scarlet Moon, turned him around to so that his naked, svelt 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 compact cheeks bobbed and curved. "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!"



Juliana smirked. "There, you see? So, you want the dress."



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 him 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 him 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…"




Natalie threw Adrian a scowl. "Stop kidding around. This is a big deal. If Dad wasn't deadset on bringing us in before, he is now."



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 cord 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.




"I-I was just running a bit late," said Scarlet Moon. His eyes danced through the darkness, looking for some hint of the leather-clad vixen.

"I watched you land across the street, and scout around." Midnight's voice sounded just over Scarlet Moon's right shoulder.

Scarlet Moon spun. Nobody. Nothing.

"It's almost like you were planning a fight. Are you going to attack me?"

"I-I…" Scarlet Moon backed up until he stood in the center of the roof. He turned in place, trying to keep as much of the roof in sight as possible at once.



"Well young lady? Do you have anything to say for yourself?" asked Napier.

Natalie shrank into the table, and whimpered. "I'm sorry, Daddy."

"And what do you think should happen now?" Napier pulled his belt free, doubled it up, and snapped it.

"Gee, I wonder," whispered Alex to Adrian.

Natalie squirmed, and pushed her big bottom up, the corpulent cheeks straining against her tight jeans.

"Answer the question young lady," said Napier.

Natalie said something too quietly to be heard over the din of the cafe.

"Louder," said Napier.

"I'm gonna get spanked!" said Natalie loudly.

A hush fell over the cafe, and all eyes turned on them.

Alex gave everyone a cheery wave. "Nothing to see here, just a bad girl being punished."

Natalie groaned and buried her face in her arm. "You suck Alex."

"Oh hush we've all been there," said Alex with a scowl. "At least you're getting it from family, instead of some random lady with a pole shoved up her fat ass."



The force of the blast knocked Princess off Mr. Cuddles' shoulder and sent her crashing to the ground.




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?




"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?"



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.



Dr. Parks raised her eyebrows. "Cute. Were you always this rude, is it the anonymity from the mask, or delusions of superiority?"

"You're just jealous because you can't touch this." Scarlet Moon turned around and smacked his own ass.

"What are you doing?" asked Juliana. "What part of 'We should get on her good side' didn't you understand?"

Dr. Parks snapped the belt across Bernice's bottom. "What are you doing in my office? Shouldn't you be off fighting the floozy upstairs?"

"Well, mostly I came to make sure those two were ok. Oh, and apparently you're like some super smart scientist lady who designed an entire sonic laboratory downstairs? Well, I need to use it to stop Succubus, so you really should help me with it," said Scarlet Moon. "So that I don't blow out any eardrums or something."

Smacking emanated from Scarlet Moon's blue tooth.

Dr. Parks laughed.

And laughed.

And then laughed some more.

"Get out of my office. And take your friends with you."

"Mind if I stay here?" asked Vanessa. "I don't like getting shot at."

"You said I could have pants if I let you spank me," said Bernice.

"Very well. Of course." Dr. Parks glared at Scarlet Moon. "Out."



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.



Juliana stood and gave Adrian a hug. "But you really could have hurt somebody."

"I know," said Adrian. "I'm sorry."

"All is forgiven. Let's go home."




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.



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.



"Honey, I know so. Now put on some makeup while I get changed."



"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."



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. He 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.



Long fingers pressed against the bare skin of Scarlet Moon's lower back. The paddle beat out a rapid tattoo on Scarlet Moon's buttocks, the leather implement landing three or four rapid fire strokes on each cheek before switching to the other.

Scarlet Moon jerked and squirmed, grunting and panting around the ball gag. The paddle stung fiercely on Scarlet Moon's peach, unspanked backside.

"My God look at that ass wobble! You'd think a superhero would do squats every now and then, but clearly not!"

Scarlet Moon growled and jerked against the straps holding his.

"Now that's just rude. Guess I gotta teach you some manners." The paddle snapped against Scarlet Moon's bobbling buttocks in a rapid fire flurry that set Scarlet Moon to squealing and thrashing.

"That's more like it," said Leopard. "Now, where were we? Oh yes, I remember."

Leopard paddled and paddled and paddled Scarlet Moon's ass. She laid down three rapid fire strokes on each cheek, one to the fleshy center of his bum, one to his sitspot, and one where crease met thigh. Over and over and over again, three strokes to each cheek. Three burning, stinging, merciless strokes to each cheek. Scarlet Moon wailed and squirmed, squeezing his eyes shut to hold back tears of pain.

"Really now, you're a very sore loser, you know that?" asked Leopard.




"I let you down," mumbled Natalie into her pillow. "I was too scared. You should spank me. Hard."

"And what exactly will this solve? If we went backc in time, would you do anything different?"

"No," said Natalie quietly.

"So what's the point?" asked Adrian. Adrian sat down next to Natalie and put a hand on her back. "I'm not going to spank you just to cause you pain."

"I hate it so much." Natalie started to sob. "I hate being pushed around, I hate it when people roll their eyes at me. I hate being helpless. I hate being nervous, and scared. I hate being afraid of failing. I thought, I thought these powers would let me take control. I could fight back, even if it was just by protecting people. Thought I wouldn't be afraid of screwing up. But I can't! I still don't control anything. Just another place I suck."

Adrian rubbed Natalie's back.

"I don't know how you do it," said Natalie.



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."




"I said turn it off." Juliana pulled Adrian's laptop down.


"Your father has no idea what he's talking about," snapped Juliana.

Natalie shrank away.

Juliana sighed and massaged her forehead. "I'm sorry Nat. Really. We'll do something about this, I promise. But later. We have bigger problems right now."



Scarlet Moon dumped the Whistler on the ground, and put his hands on his hips. "So."

"That's the best you can come up with?" said Juliana.

The Whistler slid backwards, her wide eyes never leaving Scarlet Moon.

She had shoulder-length brown hair with red highlights, and big brown eyes. She was a little bit tanned and had a fit, tight build. She was of average height and build: not super curvy, but not a coat rack either. She wore a black sleeveless cut-off shirt that exposed her flat midriff, and had a logo of a motorcycle brand. Her hips were clad in a pair of high-waisted daisy dukes that showed off a hint of lower cheek.



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.



"No, shut up. Why didn't you stop him? You saw what he was doing, why didn't you stop him?" Anklyana pounded on Scarlet Moon's chest.

"It all happened so quickly, and that fight really drained–"

"Excuses! Excuses, excuses, excuses," said Anklyana. She kicked Scarlet Moon in the shin. "What kind of superhero are you, can't even stop a defeated villain!"



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?"



Juliana smirked. "Channeling Mama was I?"

"Indeed," said Adrian



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.



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.




"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?"



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!"



Scarlet Moon swirled his Glow into a paddle and brought it down hard on Buzzsaw's bare bottom. Buzzsaw howled and kicked as her muscled bottom jumped and jiggled beneath the stroke. Scarlet Moon brought the paddle down on Buzzsaw's left cheek before Buzzsaw had even finished screaming. His hand blurred as he peppered Buzzsaw's bucking and jerking bottom with lightning-fast strokes.

Howls and the sharp crack of many spankings filled the room. The Swordswoman hovered between Bright and Bernice, grimacing and wiggling as they alternated between scorching her bottom with a golden blade, and striping her bottom with wind switches. Princess kicked and howled and bucked about on Anklyana's lap, while Anklyana paddled her with a glowing palm.

Juliana creased Jezebel's jerking bottom with the very cane Jezebel had used to beat her. "What was this called? The Five Bar Gate?"

Jezebel howled and thrashed.

"And this is closing the gate." Juliana angled the cane, and brought it down diagonally across the five welts she'd already raised on Jezebel's bottom. Jezebel shrieked and wailed. Juliana studied the marks for a moment, and nodded. "Pretty nice, but not quite enough. How about another half dozen? To grow on."

Jezebel wailed as the cane swished down.

An hour later, four very red bottoms stood against the wall, sniffling and shifting.



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 Globoy'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?"



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.



"They're probably so big because they're inefficient," said Generalissima.

"Surrender, before somebody gets hurt," said the officer in the middle.

"Call their bluff," said Generalissima. "They don't want a fight in the middle of a crowded office building any more than we do. Swing down, grab the CEO's laptop, and get out."

"Or I could tear their fancy little suits apart," muttered Scarlet Moon.

"Oh yes, because attacking police officers in broad daylight is such a good idea," said Generalissima. "Remember, they're trying to do the same thing you are, find the kidnapper and rescue his victims. They just happen to think you're the kidnapper."

"I said, get on the ground!" shouted the cop. There was a slight waver in their voice.

"They're scared," said Scarlet Moon.

"Of course they're scared. They've seen you smash through walls, move at impossible speeds, bring an entire mall down. They don't stand a chance, and everyone knows it," said Generalissima.



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!"



"Don't you recognize me? Don't you recognize yourself?" The imposter pulled away his mask to reveal Adrian's face. "Adrian Amaya."



"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."



Adrian unleashed a blinding blaze of scarlet light. Buzzsaw yelped and covered her eyes. Adrian leapt up onto the roof. He stumbled over the edge, and fell flat, his vision blinded by the blazing light, his reflexes slowed by the immense focus he needed to maintain the blaze.

Buzzsaw guffawed and leapt after him. "Clever Globoy, real clever. Gotta be taking a lot out of you though huh? How long can you keep it up?"

There used to be one of his old stashes near here, from before Juliana created the pendant. God, let it still be there.

He had to open up some distance between him and Buzzsaw though. He could try to zip away, but Buzzsaw was fast. She looked pretty precarious on the ledge above Adrian, though.



"Let's try to sneak in," said Scarlet Moon. He zipped onto the roof of the Fractal Star. He hesitated for a moment. He heard something strange. Some sort of strange, wheezing sound–

"Halt!" said a loud, electronic voice. "You are under arrest for the kidnapping of Howard Little. Put your hands up and get on the ground!"

Scarlet Moon spun. A trio of people in thick, awkward steel suits stood on the far side of the roof. The clumsy suits covered the officers completely. They all carried large, heavy looking guns, and their suits seemed to be the source of the wheezing sound.

"That's the best Silver can do?" asked Generalissima. "I'm disappointed."



After another minute or so of the switch lashing Bright's bottom, Bright sagged against the tree sobbing and wiggling.

"Ok, I think that's enough," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon dissipated the switch. Bright pulled away and backed up, rubbing her welted bottoma and mewling.

"So, are you ready to help us now?" asked Generalissima.

Bright nodded and wiped her eyes.

"Great," said Generalissima cheerfully. She tapped her ear. "Sorry about the wait Tempestas, we're on our way."

No answer.

Generalissima frowned and gave Scarlet Moon a worried look. "Tempestas?"


"We need to go," said Generalissima.

"Sorry," murmured Bright.

"It's fine," said Generalissima. "I'm sure it's fine."



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.



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 onto 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 him on the table. His lips moved close to his and paused.



"Eww, gross. He's my brother you moron."

"Like that would stop you."



"Oh come now kitten, how could I not recognize you?" Mirth laced Midnight's voice. The breasts swayed slowly back and forth against Adrian's shoulder. "The way you stand, the incredible grace with which you move. That heart-shaped bottom of yours straining against those wonderfully tight pants. Hmm. Never imagined your eyes would be so beautiful."

"W-what do you want?" asked Adrian.





"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?



"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."



"No, no, no NO!" Blood Moon clutched his head. Waves of scarlet energy erupted from his glowing body, sending shocks of pain rippling through Scarlet Moon's body. "Get back, get back! I can't, I can't I can't contain it anymore!"

Scarlet Moon's vision turned red as Generalissima activated his Glow sensors. Blood Moon burned brighter and brighter and brighter. The sensors suddenly switched off.

"Oh this isn't good," said Generalissima. "Failsafes to keep you from being blinded by extreme Glow output just kicked in."

"How extreme?" asked Tempestas.

"Blow up a block or two extreme," said Generalissima.

"But there are hundreds, maybe thousands of people living and working just a street over," said Anklyana.

"I know," said Generalissima.



Juliana tapped a few keys on her keyboard, and brought up a recording of Scarlet Moon's encounter. She fast forwarded a bit until they found Bright's reveal.

"That is some outfit," said Natalie. "I mean, what's the point of the skirt? It doesn't cover her ass, and even if it did, you can see right through it."

"I think it's sexy as all get out," said Juliana. She smiled a smile. The kind she smiles when she realizes something, and she knows nobody else has yet.

Adrian gave Juliana a suspicious look. Juliana winked at Adrian.

"Fun, fun," said Juliana. "But, we got what we needed, right?"

Adrian and Natalie nodded.

Juliana rubbed her hands together. "Then dump the USB drives here, and let me do my magic. You two should go rest. I got things under control."



"Can't blame you for that." Alex stretched and took a deep breath. "God, I'm so done with winter. Here's hoping this weather's here to stay."

Adrian slipped into the booth next to Natalie. "Amen."

"By the way, Juliana's running late," said Natalie. "Said she had to stay back to talk to her teacher."

"Great." Alex leaned forward with a twinkle in her eye. "'Cause there's something I want to show you two. A nifty little trick I figured out with those earrings Juliana gave me. You know, the ones that really make me, umm, glow so to speak."

"Ooh." Natalie perked up. "What kind of trick?"

"Watch." Alex pulled off her earrings, and held them out in her palms. She frowned. A faint golden ribbon, easily lost in the morning sunlight, swirled around and imbued the earrings. The ribbon cut off, but the earrings still glowed.

Natalie frowned. "Did you just store some of your Glow in your earrings? I mean, I know Juliana's pen can store some, but I didn't think she'd added that to our stuff."

"I did. She didn't." Alex smirked. "But I figured out if you just kind of twist it around like this, it sort of stays there."






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."





The slipper whipped up and down, flattening Juliana's left cheek. Juliana rolled onto her toes, but otherwise didn't react.

The slipper struck Juliana's right cheek. Juliana didn't react, other than the jiggle of her soft cheek beneath the snappy slipper.

"That's much better." Mama brought the sixth stroke down on Juliana's left cheek, no harder and no softer than the others. She returned the slipper to her purse. "All done girl, now come here and give me a hug."

"Yes Mama." Juliana straightened and turned. Her fingers twitched like she wanted to rub her bottom. She wrapped Mama in a fierce hug. "And I'm happy to see you guys. I just, you know, lost track of time and stuff."

"We'd have been here sooner, but that lunacy at the mall snarled traffic for miles," said Mom. "You two weren't there, I hope?"



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

Too slow.



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 cords. The woman went down with a yelp. Scarlet Moon landed at her head and grabbed her by the hair.



"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 emerged from the bathroom.

Natalie grinned. "Looking good Adrian."

Adrian returned the smile. "Thanks."

"Of course he does, I picked the outfit," said Juliana. "OK. Stay here until Natalie announces you."

"What? Why am I announcing him?" asked Natalie.

"Because you're adorable."

"What does that have to do with anything?"


"Gah! Fine. Whatever," said Natalie.








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 cord 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.



The remaining strokes were slower, more deliberate, and no less painful. Each stroke made Scarlet Moon yelp. Each stroke doubled the heat in Scarlet Moon's bottom. Each stroke sent Scarlet Moon into a squirming fit.

"Alright, we're done," said Dana.

"Already?" said Marie. "I'm only like halfway through my raisinets."

"I'd be happy to produce a sequel," said Scarlet Moon. He glared over his shoulder at Marie as he stood and rubbed his blazing bottom. "We could call it Scarlet Moon 2: Redhead's Reckoning."

Marie smirked. "Who's doing the reckoning I wonder?"

"You took that admirably, for a random kid off the street with no training whatsoever." Dana returned the paddle to her backpack.

"Gee thanks. I'm just full of the warm fuzzies. Now, where's Succubus?"

"Sit down and we'll tell you."




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.



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?"



The woman whipped the belt across Juliana's large round rump with the speed and fury of a highly trained professional who'd just watched an idiot trample over everything she said and took seriously.

Juliana's bottom rippled beneath the heavy strokes. Her hips wiggled back and forth. Her feet stomped frantically, and her long hair swirled around her as she shook her hair.



"Why didn't you answer your phone?" asked David. "I tried calling several times."

"Oh, um I guess I didn't hear it, and I didn't think to check it until I called you," said Adrian. "Kinda frazzled."

"Yeah, me too."



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.



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 cords 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.



Adrian showered, brushed his teeth, and put on the outfit. He spent a moment to study himself in the mirror. He couldn't help but blush a little when he looked at his heart-shaped bottom in the mirror.




"Yes, whimper in fear," said Princess. "For today, you face the wrath of Princess the Pretty Powerful!"



Anklyana cupped her sore bottom. "But he's being held by a lunatic."

"Maybe," said Scarlet Moon. "Call me biased, but I don't think Blood Moon is quite as violent as he claims. I just don't think I have it in me."

Anklyana sniffed. "I hope you're right."



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 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."



Vanessa leaned against the corridor wall and sucked in a deep breath. "Oh yeah, elevator shaft. Real safe. Safest place I've ever been. After all this, I'm gonna open a daycare. 'Elevator-care' I'll call it. For five hundred bucks a month, we'll just drop your kid down a fucking elevator shaft."

"Shut up," said Scarlet Moon. "How was I supposed–"

"Cut her some slack, she's just scared," said Juliana.

"Do you have any idea how many times you almost dropped me? Do you? And what would have happened if one of those stupid particle beams got through your stupid little shield huh?" asked Vanessa.




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.



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."



Buzzsaw pulled Natalie to her feet, tore her clothes off, and bent her naked body over the desk, her giant ass thrust out behind her. Buzzsaw struck Natalie's right buttock, chortling at the waves it sent rippling through her soft skin.

"Hey, hands off," said Princess. "Only I get to spank her."

"You're getting on my nerves Princess," said Jezebel. "One more outburst like that, and all you'll get is a tanned hide."

"Sorry Roots," murmured Princess.

Jezebel smiled at Natalie and took out her ball gag. "I was hoping to leave you in suspense, but you know what they say about best laid plans. You were instrumental in ruining Princess' plans for Christmas time domination. In fact, that was your debut wasn't it?"

Natalie said nothing.

"Ah, going the quietly defiant route," said Jezebel. "No worries. I'm sure Princess will have no trouble making you scream. Princess, she's all yours."

Princess squeed and danced in place. "Ooh, I have so many fun games planned."

Princess grabbed Natalie by the hair and dragged her out. "First, we have to get you all dolled up. Get it? Dolled up? Hahahahah!"

Jezebel turned her gaze to Adrian. "And now, Adrian we come to you."

Buzzsaw lifted Adrian into the air. There was a flurry of tearing fabric, and soon Adrian found himself standing naked in the office. Buzzsaw roughly bent Adrian over the desk and gave him two hard smacks to each cheek.

Buzzsaw's breath was hot and heavy in Adrian's ear. "I'm sure you know how this will end."



Adrian slipped on the swim trunks.




"Nope. They're calling you the Scarlet Jumper. Which is terrible. I'd call you the Scarlet Monkey or something. In fact, this looks like it takes anonymous comments."

"You better not," said Scarlet Moon.

"Relax, I wasn't actually going to suggest that," said Juliana. "I'm going to suggest Scarlet Moon."


"Because of your scarlet costume, and moon-shaped ass!" said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon growled.

Juliana laughed. "Relax, I'm just suggesting Scarlet Moon. I'll let someone else come up with the rest."



"Fine, if he wants to," said Sam.

Juliana grinned at Adrian. Adrian rolled his eyes.



"It's not about pain." said Bright, tears were gathering in her eyes. "It's about…it's about I don't know, it's about–"

"Helplessness," said Anklyana quietly. She approached Bright. "It's about having to force yourself to get out of bed because you're so damned scared it's going to happen again. It's about dreading going to class, or to the mall, or the gym or anywhere because maybe you'll run into them again. And knowing if you do, there's nothing you can do. They'll do what they want, and you can't stop them. You can't even try, because you'll just make it worse. It's about being in a cage, and you look out at everyone around you and they're all so happy, so relaxed, so fearless and you wonder why can't you live like that. Why are you trapped? Why won't they just leave you alone?"


"Yeah." Bright's voice was thick. "How–"

"Because you do the same thing to me." Anklyana's voice rose. "When Generalissima asked me to put on this costume, she told me I would feel powerful, I would feel like I could actually fight back, and she was right! Everytime I put it on, I don't feel helpless anymore, like I can finally do something. And here you are, stripping it away, tearing me down, turning me back into a fat, shy, helpless little punching bag! So how does it feel Alex? Does it feel good? Do you feel powerful now?"

"Oh," said Bright in a small voice. "I didn't think–"

"No of course you didn't," said Anklyana. "Why would you ever care what I felt? After all, I give the coffeepot a tide."



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?"



That night, Scarlet Moon sat on the theater roof, where he'd met Midnight last month. He sat with his knees pulled up to his chest, and he rocked slowly back and forth.

Leather-clad hands slid across his shoulders, and wrapped around his chest. Large, pillowy breasts pressed against his back. A smooth, silky voice wrapped around Scarlet Moon like a comforting blanket. "You wanted to meet?"

Scarlet Moon leaned back into Midnight's warm embrace and closed his eyes. He took a deep, shuddering breath.



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.



Juliana gave Adrian a grateful smile.

"I don't suppose I get my bottoms back either?" she asked of Natalie.

"Nope," said Natalie.

Juliana grumbled and eased onto her side on her beach chair, rubbing her bottom and wincing.

"I think you've created a monster," muttered Alex.

"Yeah, I think I have," said Juliana.

Natalie gave Adrian a mischievous look. She stood up and loomed over Alex and Juliana. "Did you two just call me a monster?"

"We were just kidding?" asked Juliana weakly.

"Bottoms up," said Natalie, jerking her finger into the air.

"Hey no way," wailed Alex. "We've been spanked enough."

"You want your bikini bottoms back?" asked Natalie. "Or are you just gonna swim naked?"

Alex grumbled. She rolled onto her hands and knees and stuck her ass up. Juliana followed suit.

Natalie smirked. "Good girls. You might get your bottoms back yet."

The sharp cracks of a sound spanking mingled with the soothing crash of waves on shore.



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.



Buzzsaw staggered, and fell to one knee, clutching her gut.

Scarlet Moon's vision swam, and he leaned against the edge of the roof. Between that flare to obscure his features, and the fight with Buzzsaw, he was barely better off.

"Damn you Globoy, you're not safe yet!" Buzzsaw put her fingers to her lips and whistled.

Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to a building across the street and swung into the air.




"Maybe you think your victims are criminals."

"And I wouldn't say anything? Wouldn't stand on a building and tell reporters 'Hey, these people are criminals because blah blah-oww'?"

"You know they wouldn't believe you."

"Oh bull. Oww! Some people would believe me."

Bright slowed. "Erm, well some other nefarious plot that I don't understand yet."

"Or maybe, just maybe, there's some secret supervillain floating around. They've seen how effective I've been in bringing down every villain whose shown up, and decided to let the police get rid of me first."

"But..but how would they mimic–"

"You are literally holding me ten feet above the roof of a skyscraper spanking me in midair, after kicking my ass with a lightsaber, and you're wondering how someone could possibly mimic my powers?"

"Fine." Bright blew out a sigh. She lowered them to the roof and put Scarlet Moon down. Scarlet Moon hopped around the roof, rubbing his bottom and hissing. Bright crossed her arms over her (curvy) chest and cocked one (curvy) hip. "But don't think I trust you. Especially not after letting that thief escape. I'm just gonna keep an eye on you. And don't think you can outrun me. You can't."

Scarlet Moon gradually stopped hopping, and pulled his shorts back up, hissing and squirming as the tight spandex closed over his blazing buttocks.



"All the more reason for you to hurry it up," said Buzzsaw. "Be a lot of questions if someone saw you talking to Buzzsaw, don't you think?"

Adrian scowled, but after an anxious look around, did as he was told.

Buzzsaw's hand clapped against Adrian's svelt, wobbly bottom half a dozen times in rapid succession. Adrian rocked forward with each stroke, Buzzsaw's hard hand leaving behind stinging welts even through Adrian's jeans and boxer briefs.



"Sure you were." Tempestas picked up the pace, her hand blurring as it peppered Scarlet Moon's svelt 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.




Prometheus looked out over the crowd. "Don't be ridiculous. What's the point of kicking your ass without an audience?"



"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.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"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."



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 suppressed 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 curved bottom caved and bounced beneath the stiff leather.

David popped Adrian's wobbling 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.



"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.



"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."





"You assume you know what I want," said David. He lightly clapped Adrian's heart-shaped bottom, sending a jolt through his system.



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."



Scarlet Moon's shield died. He tried to lash a cord to a pillar to escape, but the cord 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!"




Blood Moon staggered and fell facefirst in the dirt. He lay dazed for a moment before groaning and pushing himself onto his hands and knees. "No. How did you beat me? Anything you can do, I can do better!"

Scarlet Moon felt a rush. Flush with victory, he could feel his power growing.



Adrian wove through the crowd, offering drinks, moving with grace, blah blah blah. He glanced up at the stage. And froze.

Leopard landed on the stage behind the band's drummer. She hurtled over him and rammed the band's singer into the crowd. The speakers whistled, making everyone in the ballroom cringe. The musicians froze. Leopard grabbed the microphone. Her eyes swept the crowd. "Here kitty kitty kitty."

Adrian's heart hammered against his chest. Gasps and shrieks rippled through the crowd, and people started to move for the doors. All of which slammed shut.

"Uh uh uh." Leopard waggled her finger. "Nobody's going anywhere until I've found my kitty. Poor girl's a stray, you know how it is."

Leopard's eyes swept the room. Her lips turned up in a vicious grin. "Ahhh, there we go."

Adrian followed the gaze. There was a knot of people, including Vanessa. Vanessa backed up, wide-eyed, chest heaving, limbs shaking.

Adrian cast about for someplace, anyplace to change. A door Leopard missed, a shadowed alcove, hell an empty corner. Nothing. The room was well lit, wide open, and none of the pillars were close enough to any corners to create anything remotely resembling an alcove. Wait, no over there. Behind the stage. But how could he get there without Leopard noticing him?

Leopard leapt off the stage and landed in the crowd. She stalked across the room, the crowd stumbling over itself to give her space. "Come on kitty, get a little furry. Let's make this interesting."

A big, meaty hand clapped on Leopard's shoulder. Leopard pivoted.

Chief Napier punched Leopard right in the nose. Leopard's head snapped back and she backed up a step. "You're under arrest for kidnapping, reckless endangerment, wanton property damage, and bad fashion."



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 cord 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, her 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."



Adrian sagged across Buzzsaw's knee, his mind flashing with images of holes in the walls of the science buildings, people running in a panic. The internet painted with videos of his face, as it blazed with Glow.

Buzzsaw chuckled. "Now this is what I like to see. Globoy, submissively bent over my knee, his ass thrust up and ready for a good spanking. Alas, we only have time for a few good swats."

Buzzsaw's heavy palm cracked against Adrian's jeans-clad bottom six times in quick succession. Even those quick swats were enough to leave a stinging, lingering burn behind.




Adrian howled and flailed, his legs flailing and his fists hammering uselessly against Buzzsaw's giant, steel-like thigh. Adrian's thrashing seemed only to encourage Buzzsaw, and the villain's monstrous hand came down even harder and faster, eliciting even more desperate howls and kicks from Adrian.

Jezebel finished peeling off Juliana's leggings and tossed them aside, revealing a pair of upthrust, fleshy, jiggly, caramel buttocks swallowing a tiny little g-string. Jezebel cackled. She regained her grip on Juliana's hair and forced the girl up onto her hands and knees.

Juliana arched her back, desperately trying to relieve the pressure on her head, pushing her bottom up and her breasts out.

"Pretty slutty," hissed Jezebel. "Little gift for your boytoy? Sam was his name right? I'll bet this is a view he could get behind, you know what I mean?"

"Go to hell," said Juliana.

"Where do you think you are?" hissed Jezebel. She grabbed Juliana's g-string and pulled. Juliana howled as the bits of fabric rubbed against her skin. It didn't take long for it to snap. Jezebel tutted and tossed it aside. "How very flimsy."

Jezebel unsnapped Juliana's bra and whisked it away, leaving Juliana's large naked tits to sway beneath her.








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 cord 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 asshole, 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 cords to the doorway and zipped into the alley after her. He grabbed Prometheus and flung her 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.



Jezebel brought the cane down just below the previous stroke, faster this time. Down, down, went the cane, working its way to the crease where bottom met thigh. Juliana's cries grew more and more desperate, her squirming in between strokes more frantic. Jezebel tapped the cane lightly against that tender crease.

"Yes," purred Jezebel. "This is where you broke in the Dean's office isn't it? When he finished his little Gate. And after he closed the gate, you were begging to apologize to me, weren't you? Hmm. Ah, that was sweet. Only thing that could have made it better is if I had been the one wielding the cane. Oh, look at that, today I am. Must be my birthday."

Jezebel whipped the cane into the crease where bottom met thigh. Juliana howled. She bucked against the desk and sobbed. Jezebel shifted her position, angled the cane, and brought it down diagonally across the five welts adorning Juliana's bottom.

Juliana shrieked and flailed her legs.

Jezebel gestured, and the Swordswoman released Juliana. Jezebel grabbed Juliana by the hair and threw her onto her face at her feet. The Swordswoman handed Jezebel a leash, which Jezebel attached to the collar. "You're my dog now, Juliana Amaya. You will lay curled at my feet like a good pet, taking whatever scraps I choose to give you. And after I've finished training you, I'll give you scritches, tell you what a good girl you are, and you'll live for those moments. But, of course, we're not there yet, are we? No, you owe me a very big debt, and you're going to pay it back one cane stroke at a time."

Jezebel dragged the girl around behind the desk. She sat down and brought her attention to the rest of the helpless heroes. "Now, let's talk about the rest of you."



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."



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."








"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."



A long, thick steel bar flew out of a notch in the wall and slammed into Scarlet Moon's gut. Scarlet Moon gasped and doubled over, the sudden blow breaking his concentration and shattering his cord. Two steel claws flew out of the ends of the bar and pinned Scarlet Moon's wrists and ankles together, his right wrist to his right ankle, and his left wrist to his left ankle.

Wires flew out of the bar and towards the ceiling. Panels retracted, and the wires vanished into the darkness, anchoring with a "Kachunk!" to something out of sight. Scarlet Moon found himself hanging in the middle of the room, bent over a bar and touching his toes.

A pair of panels retracted from the ceiling, and two purple rosewood paddles lowered from the ceiling behind Scarlet Moon. There was a whirring from the ceiling, and the bar slid backwards a few inches, until the paddles each rested lightly against one of Scarlet Moon's round, spandex-straining cheeks.



"I'm just teasing you kitten," said Midnight mirthfully. She flicked her wrist and a tube of paper appeared in her other hand. She slid her hand around Adrian's torso and pushed the note between Adrian's vest and his chest. Adrian gasped as Midnight's fingers slid across Adrian's heaving flesh.

Midnight turned to the door. She flicked her fingers. "See you soon kitten. Wear that cute little red thing you've got next time. Love you in red."

Adrian's body shook, but not from pain. Not anymore. The inferno in his bottom had faded to a pained throb. A soothing warmth swirled in his chest.



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 compact 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 him 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 he showed up and vindicated one of us. Not sure which, to be honest. So, where do you work out these days?"



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.

"But…it 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?"



Adrian lashed a cord to the ledge at the far end of the roof and started zipping away, but Buzzsaw grabbed his leg. The villain jerked Adrian to a halt, lifted him into the air, and slammed him back into the roof. She leaned forward and gave Adrian three quick, devastating punches, one to the face, one to the chest and one to the gut.



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."



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.




"Stay away from me," said Vanessa. She lashed out with a lightning fast kick and struck Scarlet Moon in the chest, driving him back several feet. "I don't want anything to do with any of you! Haven't you ruined my life enough?"

"Miss, I haven't done anything–"

"Like hell you haven't!" Tears fell from Vanessa's eyes. "Everywhere I turn there you are, destroying my jobs, tormenting me or my friends, tearing this city apart. You call yourself a hero, but you don't save lives, you destroy them!"

"Don't listen to her," said Generalissima. "She's just scared and upset."

Scarlet Moon took a slow step forward. "I can save you now, if you'll let me–"

"No, stay away!" Vanessa flipped backwards over the lip of the roof.

"Vanessa!" shrieked Scarlet Moon, bolting for the lip.

Vanessa fell alongside the building. Her claws snapped out and she dug them into the side of the building.

The wall beneath her burst out, and Tempestas flew out into the air. Vanessa shrieked and rammed her claws fully into the wall, jerking herself to a stop.

Leopard swung out and punched Vanessa in the jaw. Vanessa snapped backwards, and her head cracked against the side of the building. Her body went limp. Leopard grabbed Vanessa, grabbed a window sill and threw herself up onto the roof.

As soon as she landed, Scarlet Moon punched her across the jaw. He grabbed Vanessa, leapt into the air and kicked Leopard in the chest, driving the villain back, and forcing her to release Vanessa.

Scarlet Moon set Vanessa down in the middle of the roof. He clenched his fists and rounded on Leopard.



"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."



Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and turned his thoughts to the cords binding him. They may have been created by Blood Moon, but they were his cords, and they would respond to his commands.




The woman closed her mouth.



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.



The cords splintered. Scarlet Moon let out a grunt of satisfaction and stood. He rubbed his stinging bottom a moment before freeing Anklyana.

"So what now?" asked Anklyana. She took a deep breath and wiped her face. "We're no closer to finding Da–the hostages."



"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?"



And thus, David lightly smacked Adrian right out of the store, Adrian yelping and skipping to stay ahead of him.

"Jerk!" said Adrian, rubbing his bottom and dancing around to keep David at armslength.

David shrugged. "Warned you. Now let's get you home before things escalate."



"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.



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…"



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.




Later that day, Adrian lay on Natalie's bed, staring blankly up at the ceiling. The door opened and closed. He heard Natalie sigh and the bed creaked as Natalie crawled up on it.

"Dad's doing ok," said Natalie. "Absolutely furious though. Think we're gonna have some big police problems in the future."

Adrian grunted.

Natalie lay down next to Adrian. "You're still thinking about Blood Moon, aren't you?"

"We killed him," said Adrian. He squeezed his eyes with his fingers, and tried to keep tears at bay.

Natalie put an arm across Adrian's chest and snuggled up against him. "We didn't know what would happen."

"Maybe we should have," said Adrian.

Natalie didn't say anything.

There was a knock at the door, followed by Juliana's voice. "Natalie, Adrian I need to talk to you. Right now."

Natalie sighed, got up, and went to the door.



Scarlet Moon and Anklyana slipped into the building. A few faint flashes later, and Adrian and Natalie returned to the ballroom, Natalie anxiously futzing with her dress.

"Natalie!" Chief Napier hurried out of the crowd.

"Daddy!" Natalie rushed to meet him. "Are you ok? Sorry we got separated–"

"That's fine. I'm fine." Napier pulled Natalie into a fierce hug and held her tight. Natalie sank into his arms and buried her face in his shoulder. They held each other for a moment. "I'll tell you what's not fine though."

Natalie eeped. Napier bent her under his arm, and rolled up her dress, revealing a pair of black bikini-cut panties that struggled to cover Natalie's big, bouncy buttocks.

"No Daddy, not here!" wailed Natalie, her big bottom wobbling as she squirmed.




"What are you doing?" hissed Juliana.



"Very well." Bright snapped the sole of the sandal against Scarlet Moon's right cheek. Scarlet Moon's eyes bulged and a squeak slipped from his lips. The sandal whipped back, and whapped against Scarlet Moon's left cheek, sending the svelt hemisphere into a shaking fit. The sandal flicked between cheeks, covering the bobbling buttocks with stinging swats.

Scarlet Moon squeezed his eyes shut. His dangling feet kicked, and his hands closed into fists.

"Where are your victims?"

"I didn't kidnap anyone!"

The sandal landed with greater force. Each powerful stroke flattened Scarlet Moon's heart-shaped bottom, sending the jello-like flesh into a rippling, bouncing fit. Scarlet Moon yelped. His legs kicked and his arms windmilled.

"Where are your victims?"

"I didn't kidnap anyone!"

Bright growled in frustration. She picked up the pace of her strokes. The sandal blurred in her hand, and the sharp snaps of hard sandal on soft flesh blurred together into one continous sound. Scarlet Moon wailed. He wiggled and squirmed and kicked and thrashed while his bottom rippled madly beneath the onslaught. His bottom burned with an inferno so intense, he half-expected to see the snow around him turn to rain. Tears blurred his vision.

"Where are your victims?"



"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 seemed ok in class today, but I guess you wouldn't be asking if you didn't really need help."





Scarlet Moon put his hands on his head and paced about 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."



Scarlet Moon leapt off the crate wall, and wrapped a crimson cord around a nearby pillar. He swung through the air and rammed both feet into Buzzsaw's back, sending the villain flying through a wall of crates.




"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.



Adrian tried to lash a cord to Princess, but Mr. Cuddles blocked it, and Buzzsaw dazed Adrian with a headbutt before he could try again.

Bernice smashed into the room, went rolling across the balcony, and fell to the ampitheater. The Swordswoman charged in after her.

Princess hit the ground, stumbled, and pushed a button on a control panel.

The machine hummed and spun. A wave of multicolored light touched Scarlet Moon. His vision twisted and swirled like he was looking through a kaleidoscope. His shield imploded. His nerves lit up, and he fell to the ground, writhing and gasping.

Jezebel's voice cut through the cacophany, mocking and twisted. "You really think I didn't have contingency plans in place for desperate heroics? That device is attuned to each of your unique Glow signatures, using data gathered by Leopard and refined by Princess. It's pumping specially attuned 'poison' so to speak into the ambient Glow. Poison that your bodies are absorbing. Clever isn't it? And here Juliana thought she was the smartest one in the room."

Adrian's vision steadied a bit. Bile rose in his throat, and he coughed, barely keeping from vomiting.








Juliana scowled at Natalie. Natalie wilted. "Yeah, she got away. Turns out Adrian needed all the help he could get. Too bad he couldn't get any."

Natalie's eyes teared up. She turned and ran back into her room.



"You like it?" asked Princess. She poured some tea for Sir Stuffins and plopped down at the head of the table. "It's my own extra special recipe."

"I knew it, it is you!" Keiko ran up from the crowd of hostages. "Janet, what are you doing?"

"Keiko?" Princess leapt to her feet with an excited squeal. She ran over and gave Keiko a great big hug. "It is you! I haven't seen you in forever! What're you doing here?"

"Uh, goin' to school."

Princess winced. "Ooh, I'll bet that stings."

"Um yeah." Keiko backed up a step. She looked Princess up and down. "Janet, what is this?"

"Did you know Phillipa Silver owns this place?" Princess returned to her spot at the table and took a drink from her tea. "Bought it from the old owners for pennies after they bankrupted themselves on that silly underground playground downstairs. But it's such an awesome playground."

Princess skipped to Keiko and grabbed her hand. "Come on, we should go play there. It'll be so much fun."

"But what about–"

"My subjects? Oh don't worry. Legostopheles and Sir Stuffins will keep an eye on them. Come on! We can even bring Dolly! Mr. Cuddles got her for me for Christmas. Best. Present. Ever."



Juliana 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."



"Don't see why you're all mad at me," muttered Generalissima. "Not like any of you could have pulled together a superhero team."

"So, what we have found?" asked Scarlet Moon loudly.



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.




"In prison?" Midnight's voice had an amused edge to it. "You gonna spank me and put me in jail?"

"Y-yes," said Scarlet Moon. Gravel rustled behind him. He spun. A leather-clad palm struck Scarlet Moon's spandex-clad left buttock. Scarlet Moon yelped at the sudden sting, and whipped back around. He caught a glimpse of a figure sliding into the shadows at the far end of the roof. He hesitated a moment, before firing a scarlet beam after it.

The figure was gone.


"I don't believe you." Steel-strong fingers closed over Scarlet Moon's shoulders and slid down to his arms, pinning them to his side. A rich, smooth voice tickled his ear. "You're slow. Unsure. Nothing like the ferocious, nigh-unstoppable man who fought Leopard mere hours ago."



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 cord 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 cord 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.



"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.




"The name or the concept?"


"Historical accident," said Juliana. "Because even when they can, programmers refuse to drop historical baggage."

"Hmm." Adrian's eyes closed, and he was dead to the world.



Vanessa looked haggard. Deep circles lined her eyes, and her hair was disheveled. She looked like she'd just gotten up from sleeping, and that her sleep had been tormented by nightmares.

"Vanessa, you ok?" asked Juliana from the common room armchair.

"I'm fine," said Vanessa. She massaged her forehead. "Had a rough day yesterday, and a bad headache today. But nothing I haven't powered through before."

"Don't suppose you could call in sick?" asked Juliana.

Vanessa scoffed. "Not everyone gets a fullride after picking an impossible fight with a rich bitch, and making a different rich bitch feel sorry for you. Now come on, Adrian."

"Touche," said Juliana with a grin.

"Fortunately, the party's being hosted at the Ander theater, so we don't even have to leave campus," said Vanessa. "Ever been?"

Adrian shook his head.

"You should check out some of the plays some time," said Vanessa. "Really fun, and students get in free."



He grabbed the pair by their ears and dragged them off the stage.

"Oww, let go of me you asshole," said Prometheus.



"That's the spirit!" Juliana clapped her hands together with glee. She pushed her door open. "When you've gotten Carmine into the main foyer, send me a quick text ok? Doesn't matter what you send. When I've finished I'll call you and let it ring three times. You do have your phone set up for an actual ring right?"

Adrian made a quick adjustment to his ringer. "Now I do."

"Alright, let's do this."





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.



"You're what?" said Tempestas. "Can you do that?"

Scarlet Moon zipped into the building. "Blood Moon! I won't let you hurt anyone else. Come out and face me!"

Blood Moon emerged from an office. She grinned maliciously. His eyes flared. "I'm not hurting anyone who doesn't deserve it. So why don't you just run off and let Auntie Blood Moon clean up."

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared, and he mentally reached out, grabbed Blood Moon, and pulled, like he were zipping a cord back into his shields.




"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 affect 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."



Blood Moon groaned, and leaned against the wall. He started to flicker. "What are you doing?"

"Taking back what's mine," said Scarlet Moon.

"Noooo," groaned Blood Moon. He fell to his knees. "How, you can't be–"

"You yourself said I don't know my own power," said Scarlet Moon. His body burned, and sweat burst out on his forehead as he struggled to contain the power pouring into his body.

"You'll kill me…"



"Shoulda thought of that before you dropped my stuff." Buzzsaw smiled smugly. She drew the belt back, and lashed Adrian's bare bottom.

Adrian wailed in despair and pain as the leather bit into his bare skin.

The snap of leather on skin filled the air. Buzzsaw's arm pumped back and forth, lashing Adrian's heart-shaped, rippling bottom with merciless gusto. Adrian wiggled and kicked and bucked beneath the lashing leather. Endlessly lashing leather.

That night, Adrian lay on the floor at the foot of Buzzaw's bed, crying softly and cradling his bottom. Buzzsaw's snores drowned out Adrian's sobs, and robbed his of any hope of getting any sort of sleep.

The door opened whisper silent, and a figure slipped in. A finger pressed against Adrian's lips. The figure picked him up, and carried him out into the hallway. The entire facility was almost pitch black, only slightly lit by dim emergency lights. A curvy figure sat curled up in the hallway.

"Adrian?" hissed the sitting figure. It was Natalie.



"I'm surprised your sister's encounter didn't teach you anything," said Tania. "Jezebel likes to set people up. She will find a button and push it and needle it and wiggle it until finally that person snaps. Then she'll twist the whole thing to make herself out to be the victim, use her money and influence to make other people play along with her story and get her victim beaten or fired or expelled. She was hoping to have you publicly spanked, thrown out of the restaurant, and both of us humiliated."



"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 him.



"Ahhh." The guy behind the desk smiled conspiratorially. "Yeah, with the chaos last month, the chief didn't really get a proper birthday party, did he? Officer Chastain's desk is to the right. She's doing paperwork right now, I think."

"Thanks." Adrian nodded, and followed the directions. Soon enough, he found Bernice in a cubicle, hunched over her computer and muttering sourly to herself.




"We have three victims: Mable Cobbler, CFO of Bread Alone, which runs a bunch of soup kitchens. Rex Range, a partner at Stone Associates, and Wesleyan Ware, VP of Marketing for Lloyd Software. Ware worked from home before he got abducted, but the other two had offices. Ideally, we split up and each hit one of them," said Juliana.

"My Dad and I volunteer at Bread Alone," said Natalie. "In fact, Dad's been volunteering there since it was just one small kitchen started by a few friends from Church. We know just about everyone running the place."

"Perfect. I don't suppose you'd have a problem heading over there and poking around?" asked Juliana.

Natalie shrugged. "I mean, Mrs. Cobbler's in trouble right? Not super comfortable with it, but if it's for a good cause…"

"Great. Ware lives in a penthouse on Big Street. He was also the first to disappear, so it's probably empty and…" Juliana pulled aside her window blinds. "It's gotten hella dark out there, with snow falling pretty thick. So Scarlet Moon should be able to slip in and look around unnoticed."

Adrian nodded.

"Great. And I'll infiltrate Silver Stone, see what I can find," said Juliana.



Unfortunately, whatever gas Leopard had used to knock them out hadn't completely worn off. Scarlet Moon had to stop and catch his breath a couple of times, and he wasn't able to remain quite as out of sight as he would have liked.

One time, while clinging to a window sill and taking a break, the window suddenly opened and he found his ass yanked into the apartment. Something flat and wooden battered his ravaged bottom while someone ranted about "decency" and "putting some damned clothing on."

Eventually, Scarlet Moon managed to squirm free and swing away, clutching his burning bottom, the woman's lecture following his for at least a block.

"That sounded unpleasant," said Generalissima.




"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.



Adrian's thoughts strayed back to their past encounters. Those broad, curvy hips poured into skintight leather, pressed against Adrian's spandex-clad bottom. His thoughts strayed to the future, maybe. Those hips, naked and powerful thrusting against his ass, rubbing against his thighs, pump–

"Kitten are you getting out, or are you just going to sit there all night?" asked Tania.

Adrian snapped out of his daydream. Tania stood next to him with the car door opened, one gloved hand extended.

Adrian hastily took the hand with a murmured apology. His heart hammered as his bare fingers touched the slick silk of Tania's glove. Tania closed the door, turned Adrian to face it and gently pressed him against the car frame.

Adrian whimpered and buried his face in his arms. He stuck his ass out in total submission to what was coming.

"You're such a good boy. I didn't even have to say anything," said Tania. Her hand stung Adrian's plump bottom four times in rapid succession, two smacks to each pants-straining buttock.



Scarlet Moon walloped Bright's all-but-bare bottom. Bright bucked and squirmed and kicked in Scarlet Moon's grip. Her arms wind-milled, and her hair swirled around her as she swung her head. Her hips wiggled back and forth, but nowhere near enough to escape Scarlet Moon's rapidly descending palm.



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.



"Good," said Napier with a grin. "Now, I really need to be going. Already going to be late for a meeting with the Dean. Not about you Natalie, don't worry. Police stuff."



Scarlet Moon and Tempestas crouched in the trees outside the dorm building holding Scarlet Moon's suite. Alex, Natalie and Juliana were in the suite pretending to live their lives.

Tempestas touched Scarlet Moon's arm and pointed. Blood Moon landed on the roof of the dorm building. Scarlet Moon stopped breathing. His body tensed when Blood Moon's eyes skipped over the trees in which Scarlet Moon and Tempestas crouched.

"He's coming," murmured Tempestas so quietly Scarlet Moon could barely hear her.

"Ooh, this was a bad idea," murmured Alex over their headsets.

"You'll be ok," said Natalie.

Blood Moon rappelled down the wall, heading for Scarlet Moon's window.

"Better hide Natalie," said Juliana.

"Right," said Natalie.

"Wait, don't leave me," said Alex.

"I'm right here," said Natalie. "Even if you can't see me, I'm right here."

"Ooh," murmured Alex.

Blood Moon opened Adrian's window and slid in.




"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.



Later that evening, Adrian lay on Juliana's bed, staring blankly at the ceiling, while Juliana hunched muttering over her computer.

"We didn't kill him Adrian," said Juliana.

"Yes we did," said Adrian.

"We couldn't have known what would happen," said Juliana.

"And why didn't we? Isn't that your job? Aren't these kinds of things the things you're supposed to find out?"

"How? How was I supposed to do that? We've never dealt with someone made of Glow before. I had no idea we could trigger a chain reaction just by punching him hard enough. Honestly, I didn't think he could die at all," said Juliana.

"Well, he seems pretty dead now! And all thanks to us. What happens if this becomes a habit?"

"It won't."

"And how do you know?"

"Because you're wracked by guilt over a crazy lunatic kidnapper who picked a fight with you, and lost control of himself. He got himself–Woah."

Adrian sat up.



Unfortunately, Bright clearly had some training dealing with stronger opponents, and Scarlet Moon's attacks weren't quite powerful enough to overwhelm it. Bright caught one of Scarlet Moon's overhead slashes and slid the scarlet blade along her own, twirling to the side. Scarlet Moon stumbled under the weight of his own assault.

Bright's blade slashed across Scarlet Moon's side. Once, twice, three times. The blade blurred, cutting lines across Scarlet Moon's body faster than the eye could follow. Finally, Scarlet Moon fell to his knees and dissipated his sword.



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 penthouse roof and sat down in one of the sunning chairs spread out in front of it. "I don't run around in pajamas fighting supervillains to protect rich people's stuff. I do it to protect people."

Vanessa smiled. She shoved the figurine back into the satchel. "T-thanks."

"Just a few rules. First, if you ever hurt anyone, I will bring you down," said Scarlet Moon. "Second, be careful. Cover your tracks. I don't really want to save you from some filthy rich lunatic who happened to actually like the ugly statue you stole."

Vanessa eased towards the edge of the roof. "I don't want to hurt anyone. I'm not–"

There was a blinding flash of light.

"What now?" said Scarlet Moon.

"You have got to be kidding me," said a female voice. When Scarlet Moon's vision returned, a woman hovered next to the roof. Glowing golden wings, seemingly made completely of light, sprouted from her back and flapped slowly behind her. A low-cut, white bustier with boning apparently made of gold (or some sort of gold-plated metal) covered her pert breasts, and left her flat, firm belly exposed. She wore a golden thong underneath a loose-fitting skirt made of white gauze that only extended about halfway down her firm, round bottom. Golden, slightly curled hair framed her face and fell across her bare shoulders. An elaborate mask stylized to vaguely resemble a rising sun covered the top half of her face. Fierce, glowing golden eyes glared down at Vanessa and Scarlet Moon like an avenging angel. Golden sandals, with golden chains instead of straps, adorned her feet.

Vanessa took a step back. "Aww hell."




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The first day ended with Juliana dropping the bombshell that most of the victims were involved somehow in organized crime. Now, Juliana has hinted at getting some help before finding the kidnapper and his victims.



"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 Mr. Moon. Please have a seat."



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-"



"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 cord 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."



"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?"




Scarlet Moon burst out of the shadows and swung towards Mr. Cuddles.



"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."



"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 like…like 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."



"Sorry," said Natalie in a whisper. She slipped from the room.

Juliana took a deep breath. She massaged her forehead with one hand, and her bottom with the other. "We're going to have to do something to improve our relationship with the police aren't we?"

"Looks like it."

Juliana grimaced. She walked gingerly back to the desk. "One thing at a time. One thing at a time. I'm going to call Tempestas, and we can work out our plan of attack."



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.



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 svelt bottom compact 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.










Oh noes, you've been defeated!


Juliana tossed the outfit to Adrian. "Now hurry up and put this on. And take a shower. I don't care what they say about 'masculine musk,' you stink."

Adrian did as instructed, even brushing his teeth.




Scarlet Moon threw himself backwards. The fingers vanished, and Scarlet Moon slammed into the ground. He lay stunned for a second.

Midnight dropped down on Scarlet Moon's chest. Her large, firm, leather-clad bottom pressed down on Scarlet Moon's chest. Her powerful legs pinned Scarlet Moon's arms to the ground. Scarlet Moon gasped, the wind knocked out of him, even as he felt a stirring between his legs.

Midnight grabbed Scarlet Moon's legs and pulled them underneath her arms, forcing the spandex covering Scarlet Moon's bottom to go taught, bringing the svelt into sharp relief, and forcing Scarlet Moon's heart-shaped to liftslightly off the roof.

Scarlet Moon struggled to catch his breath, but the woman's bottom on his chest, his legs pinned underneath the woman's arms, his utter helplessness, it all made his head light and swirly.

"Arriving late, threatening to put me in jail, lying to me, attacking me…" Midnight tugged Scarlet Moon's spandex shorts to his thighs, bringing a pair of compact into view. Scarlet Moon yelped and squirmed. "You've been a very bad boy, kitten."

Midnight drummed on Scarlet Moon's naked, rippling buttocks. Her leather-clad palms bit deeply into Scarlet Moon's curved cheeks, driving squeals, yelps and gasps out of the helpless hero. Scarlet Moon's body rocked with every stinging 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.



"What's wrong with it?" asked Juliana a touch sharply.

Adrian shook his head. "What if things go wrong? There's a good chance they'll end up with pictures of our faces, and Chief Napier'll recognize us. It'd be hard to get away too, because I won't be able to use my powers."

"That's a good point. Showing up as Scarlet Moon, if they catch you, they'll try to arrest you, but you should be able to escape. Except…" Juliana eased into her computer chair. "I stumbled across some worrying files in Silver Ant's computers. Before Napier even announced his superhero task force, he was approached by Ms. Silver. She's offered to equip members of his task force with highly advanced armor and weapons."

Juliana gave Adrian a worried look. "Armor and weapons fueled by Glow."

"They can harness it?"

"Of course they can. The stun gun every officer carries is fueled by it," said Juliana. "My work with Dr. Parks revolves around it, and she's just one of many working on this stuff."

"So, I can go as Scarlet Moon and risk fighting cops in power armor–"

"Which won't help us clear your name," said Juliana.

"Or we can go undercover as cops, and risk getting arrested and thrown in prison for impersonating a police officer." Adrian gripped his hair.

"I think I can adjust our facial appearance with some makeup. We'll still look like ourselves, but different enough people are likely to think it's a coincidence. Especially a police chief who really doesn't want to arrest his only child's two closest friends," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon shifted one of the pieces of machinery away, opening the gap large enough for either one of them to slip through.

Anklyana clambered to her feet, and slapped Scarlet Moon's bottom.

Scarlet Moon yelped and clutched his bottom. He danced away. "Hey, what the heck?"

"Da–people could be in danger right now," said Anklyana. "We don't have time for games."

"Oh come on–"

"Do it again, and I'll spank you proper. Don't think I won't." Anklyana shook a threatening finger at Scarlet Moon.



Buzzsaw erupted from the pile with a crate held above her head. She flung it at Scarlet Moon. "I've had enough of you Globoy!"

Scarlet Moon leapt over the crate. His eyes flared with blazing light, and a blinding beam of crimson light utterly consumed Buzzsaw.

Buzzsaw flew through the air, propelled through wall after wall of crates.

Scarlet Moon landed and ran towards Alexandra. "Hang on Ms. Silver, I'll get you out-"

There was a scream of rage, and the pounding of boots on concrete. Buzzsaw burst out of the shadows, her massive chain spinning above her head.

Scarlet Moon formed a scarlet spring and smashed it into Buzzsaw's chest. Buzzsaw sailed backwards. She landed on a crate, and flung herself back at Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon wrapped a cord around a rafter and flung herself towards the ceiling. Buzzsaw whipped her chain around Scarlet Moon, locking his arms to his sides. She yanked down. The rafter split, and Scarlet Moon slammed into the hard concrete.

Buzzsaw laughed maniacally. "I was hoping you'd show up Glogirl. I owe you a debt."

The lunatic yanked Scarlet Moon towards her. The superheroine slid across the concrete.



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, svelt 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).



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.



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!"



"-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!"



"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.



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 cord around the helicopter. He wrapped a second cord around a nearby air duct as an anchor and flared his shield.



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."



Adrian stepped into the Simmering Cup, a small coffee shop a few blocks away from Nezerwallup Campus. As he entered, an irate looking manager bent the barista over the counter, pulled her pants down and applied a thick-looking strap to his bare bottom. The barista's face turned bright red. She squirmed and yelped, while a customer in a goatee watched with a smug look.



"Oh! Umm, sorry Scarlet Moon," said Tempestas.

The trio gathered on a building across the street from the crumbling apartment building that Blood Moon disappeared into.

"Ok," said Generalissima. "Now we just need to wait for visual confirmation…yes! There they are! All of the hostages are in this building. Get in there and spank Blood Moon's butt!"

"Thank God," said Anklyana.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared with red light. "With pleasure."

"Question is, how do we want to approach this?" asked Tempestas.



"The crystal, it's still feeding her energy, at an accelerated rate. She's like a balloon getting pumped full of air. Bigger and bigger and bigger until…" said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon planted a scarlet spring against the wall behind him and sprang. The wall blew backwards. Scarlet Moon hit the ground, rolled and leapt into the air in that split second when Sir Stuffins reeled.

Legostopheles battered maniacally at Anklyana's cracking and quivering shield. Anklyana cowered in the far corner of her bubble. Mr. Cuddles kicked and swatted Temepestas all over the play pen. They all glowed brighter and brighter. Princess burned like a small sun.



"We interrupt this program for breaking news." The Generica News Logo flashed across the TV screen, replaced by a serious-faced newscaster. "For months, this question has haunted Generica: Is Scarlet Moon friend? Or foe?"

"What's this?" murmured Juliana, her eyes narrowing.

"Well, today that question has been definitively answered. And it is not a good answer."

"What did you do?" mouthed Juliana.

Adrian shrugged.

"Here is security camera footage, shot mere moments ago at the headquarters of local tech company Fractal Star." The screen swapped to a black and white video of Scarlet Moon smashing through the front door, zipping up to the CEO's office, banging down the door, grabbing the well-dressed middle-aged man inside, and swinging off with the man thrown over his shoulder.

The camera cut back to the worried newscaster. "Witnesses report Scarlet Moon shouting about piercing a dark veil of secrecy, and justice being done to those who evade it."

Juliana grabbed Adrian by the wrist and pulled him into her room. "Someone's setting you up."



"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.



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-fired 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."



"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."



"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 him.

Hmm. Probably should've made the staff longer.



Scarlet Moon groaned. He shivered, his bare skin pimpling in an air-conditioned breeze, leather cool against his skin.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flew open. He was naked! In a panic, he tried to grab at his face, searching for his mask, but his arms jerked against something. He was strapped naked to a spanking bench in an all-fours position, his torso resting against a padded leather bench, while his elbows and knees rested on similar, smaller versions of the same.

A familiar pressure against his face reassured him that he was in fact still wearing his mask.

He just wasn't wearing anything else. He squirmed and yanked on the straps holding him down, but his head was still woozy, and he couldn't focus enough to bring his powers to bear.

Something was in his mouth. A bit of investigation with lips and tongue, and he groaned. He was wearing a ball gag.

He looked from side to side. Tempestas was next to him, strapped to a similar spanking bench in a similar position, also buck naked except for her cap and goggles. Boots clomped against tile, and a leather paddle, a little bit bigger than a pingpong paddle, slid across Scarlet Moon's naked, plump posterior. He shuddered.

"You were doing so great for a while there too. Too bad you stumbled at the finish line. Ah, well."

The paddle drew back and snapped against Scarlet Moon's right cheek.




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.



"Lost? You didn't even fight." An undercurrent of amusement flowed beneath the woman's husky voice.



"You're really giving it to him, aren't you? I sense a little unspoken tension in your new partnership," said Princess. "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–"



A heavy silence fell over the group. Bright stared down at her feet. She gnawed on one fingernail, while the other ran through her hair over and over again, until it was a tangled mess.

"It's fine," said Anklyana after a moment. "We'll just try to follow her–"

"I'm sorry," said Bright in a voice so quiet it was almost lost. She took off her mask and threw it to the ground, while a sob slipped free. "I always wanted to be like Sailor Jupiter: tough, and loyal and courageous. But time and again I've just proven myself to be a coward. Jezebel always mocked me if I treated my 'inferiors' with respect, and I never had the guts to stand up to her. Juliana tried a couple of times to recruit me, but I always backed away. You know what I did when Leopard attacked Mom's New Years party? I hid. I cowered in the corner like a little girl. You stood up to Leopard, even without your costume, while I hid. People need my help and I'm too scare to give it to them. So there you are, strong and confident in your costume, fiercely loyal and ready to do anything to protect your dad, and I'm… I'm not."



Tempestas scoffed. "The chief's a lot of things. Corrupt sure as hell isn't one of them."

Imposter Moon's eyes narrowed. He pointed at Scarlet Moon. "Look, I don't know what garbage the imposter's feeding you, but you have to trust me."

"I really don't," said Tempestas. "Hand him over, and I'll let you keep your teeth. Your ability to sit, however, I make no promises."

"Tempestas everyone. Our star negotiator," said Generalissima.

"You'll see I'm right. You'll see." Imposter Moon lashed a cord to the roof and zipped into the air.

"Shit!" Tempestas leapt after him, half leaping, half running up the wall.

Scarlet Moon zipped up the roof. Imposter Moon leapt out from behind the roof edge and slammed a scarlet spring into Scarlet Moon's chest.






"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.




"Excuse me," said a silken voice. "You wouldn't happen to have any more of that Chardonnay would you?"

Adrian turned. Bright green eyes arrested his gaze and held it firm.

Six feet tall even before the heels pushed his up another few inches, the green-eyed woman towered over Adrian, leaving his feeling small. His black hair was cut in a short bob. She wore a long, glimmering black long-sleeved dress, cut low to expose large, jiggly breasts. The dress hugged her slender waist and flared hips, covering, smoothing and drawing the eye to her hourglass curves. White gloves covered her long-fingered hands. Adrian shifted from one foot to the other.

The woman smiled a dazzling smile that lit up her face, and took a glass of wine off Adrian's tray. She sipped it. Her ruby-red lips barely touched the edge of the glass, her mouth opened just a little to let the smallest amount of wine enter her lips. "Thank you."

Adrian forced a smile, curtsied, and turned to find Natalie. The glasses on his tray tinkled softly, the only hint of his shaking hand.


Adrian's heart stopped. He whipped back around. His concentration faltered. His tray lurched. Glasses went flying.

The woman smoothly stepped sideways, the glasses missing her and slamming into the tile floor where she once stood.



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).




"No!" Natalie clutched her bottom and pulled her hips away from Adrian.

"Then don't say that again," said Adrian.


"Ahh." Adrian held up a finger.


"Ahhh." Adrian held up his palm.

Natalie stared down at her shoes, and futzed with her dress. Adrian didn't miss the little smile tugging at her lips before she looked down. "You're a meanie face."

"A meanie face would have just spanked you, instead of warning you. Should I spank you?" Adrian took step forward.

"No!" Natalie danced backward, clutching her bottom. "I take it back, I take it back."

Adrian chuckled. He spied Mrs. Rossi approaching.



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?"



Adrian was barely off his knees before Buzzsaw grabbed his by his french braid, draped him over her knee, and pulled down Adrian's jeans, bringing Adrian's boxer briefs-clad bottom rippling into view. Buzzsaw snapped those off and tossed the shredded fabric on the floor.

Buzzsaw's heavy hand came down hard on Adrian's bare bottom, the soft flesh wobbling beneath her callused palm. "Bad Globoy! Bad, bad, bad Globoy!"

Meanwhile, Jezebel pulled the dress off of Juliana's writhing body, leaving Juliana's soft, ample breasts barely contained in a lacy red bra, and her large, jiggly bottom straining against black leggings. Jezebel drove Juliana's face and chest into the soft carpet, forcing her large bottom up into the air. She yanked off Juliana's boots, grabbed the waistband of Juliana's leggings and peeled them down. Juliana kicked at her, but Jezebel easily dodged the flailing feet.

"Oh come on Juli, is this the best you can do?" asked Jezebel with mocking scorn. "Whatever happened to the girl who could single-handedly strip six of my girls? Oh, don't tell me. It's that little collar isn't it? Poor girl. I'd take it off, but it just looks so perfect on your pretty little neck."

Buzzsaw's hand battered Adrian's bare, svelt bottom. Waves of hot, stinging agony washed over Adrian's ass with every stroke.




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," 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.

"Guess 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?"



"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–"



Scarlet hunkered down behind the lip he had been standing on mere seconds before. A clandestine meeting on a rooftop with a criminal. A very… voluptuous… criminal.

Scarlet Moon shook his head. His throat went a little dry. His bottom tingled in anticipation of Midnight's–No!

He was not just a cowering little boy Midnight could spank whenever she wanted.

Scarlet Moon squirmed at the thought. His buttocks clenched.

Sure, that woman kind of…dominated…Scarlet Moon when they first met. But Scarlet Moon was going easy on the woman. He didn't know the extent of Midnight's power, didn't want to hurt her. But now, now he knew. No reason to hold back.

Maybe put Midnight over his knee. Yes. See how that catsuit-clad, green-eyed, overgrown, green-eyed, supremely confident, controlling beauty liked it.

Scarlet Moon slipped around to the far side of the building, and slid down. Needed to scout around first. Get a lay of the land. Figure out a plan.

Scarlet Moon swung around, eyeing the space. Campus, so things were pretty open. Midnight didn't seem to have the ability to fly. She was confined to the rooftops. Easy enough to swing around her, peppering her with beams. She wouldn't be able to do anything to retaliate. Yes.

Scarlet Moon dropped down to the ground. He dashed across the dark lawn to the side of the building. Midnight would expect him to swing in from above. Not crawl up the building. Scarlet Moon pressed his fingers against the building, small bits of forcefield sliding through the cracks in the wall, securing him as firmly as iron bolts.



"But Ms. Silver promised me the complete support of her company," said Scarlet Moon. "Didn't she–"

"Of course she told me." Dr. Parks gestured at her computer. "I've got the wretched e-mail right there. Doesn't mean I have to let you use my invention as a weapon."



Scarlet Moon tossed his head, and his eyes glowed with a spectacular red light.

The Whistlers charged out of the building, hooting and howling.

Scarlet Moon scrambled backwards. There sure were a lot of them. He really needed some way of taking out a bunch of them at once. Something with some reach…

Scarlet Moon grinned. He wove his shield into a long staff.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Sometimes you'll fail at stat-based tasks, if the stat isn't high enough. Failure could mean losing additional energy, 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. Whether you want to balance your stats, and risk some failures or focus on a single stat and succeed pretty much every time that stat has a choice available is up to you.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: You are guaranteed to fail 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 max number of targets increases with power. Because it is a weapon, it cannot be used at the same time as Scarlet Spring.




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.




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."



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.



"Look, come on. You can't beat Jez–" There was a sharp crack, and Bright yelped. "I mean, you can't beat Roots. Trust me on this, please. You can save yourself a lot of time and pain if you just come quietly. I mean, look she doesn't want anything bad to happen to Generica, she lives here too, and you know too much destruction is bad for business. So we could still do the heroing thing, we just you know, have to leave her stuff alone. And the publicity she can give us! The cops won't bother us, the media will finely give us a fair shake. I mean, come on. We'll all be working for her before it's done anyway. Why fight it?"



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.



"Oh come on. It's only just barely sheer," said Juliana. "If someone looks carefully, they'll be able to just make out a hint of your panties, and the slightest coloring from your bum. Especially if we put you in something white. And it's only really sheer around the hips. Your chest'll be covered just fine."

"That thing's so tight, if I bend over it won't just ride up, it'll snap up," said Adrian.

Juliana grinned wolfishly. "Extra incentive to be a good boy."



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. "Can we go now? Think I've had enough of this place."

"Yeah," said Juliana thoughtfully. "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."




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.







"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.



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.




"Got anything yet?" asked Scarlet Moon of Juliana.



Dazed, the blinding glow Adrian was using to obscure his features flared out, and he rolled onto his belly with a groan. Buzzsaw picked up Adrian and set his on his feet, arms pinned against his back. Buzzsaw pushed Adrian's arms up until they ached. Adrian arched his back, and stood on tiptoes to relieve the pressure on his shoulders.

Adrian squirmed, but he was still gasping for breath, and his body was shaking from the exertion of maintaining the flare and blocking Buzzsaw's attacks.

"You're a naughty little superhero you know that?" hissed Buzzsaw. "And you know what happens to naughty little superheroes."

Buzzsaw turned Adrian around, bent him over, tucked him under her arm, and hoisted him off the ground. Adrian gasped, his feet suddenly dangling in midair, his svelt squirming under Buzzsaw's arm.

Buzzsaw tore off Adrian's jeans and boxer briefs.




"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.



"That went relatively smoothly," said Juliana. "Still think you just made things worse though. Now the news is claiming you're attacking the police."



Juliana shrugged. "Unlikely. It was dark, and I don't remember any cameras going off, do you?"

Buzzsaw stopped in front of Alexandra, Vanessa, and Keiko. Keiko cowered behind Vanessa, while Alexandra and Vanessa clutched each other. Buzzsaw shoved the rest of her ice cream cone into her mouth, and grabbed Alexandra's chin. She turned Alexandra's head first one way, then the other. She grimaced, and shoved her hand into one of her pockets.

"Fucking tiny pockets…" Buzzsaw pulled out a crumpled photo, and held it up to Alexandra. "What d'ya think? She the one?"

"Looks like it boss," said one of the Whistlers, peering over Buzzsaw's shoulder.

"My thoughts exactly." Buzzsaw grinned, though it looked more like a snarl. "You're coming with me legs."

Alexandra bolted.

Buzzsaw chuckled and clapped her hands together. "Ooh, I love it when they run."



Juliana grinned a grimace. She fished a cold pack out of a small refrigerator nestled in the corner. She laid facedown on her bed and draped the icepack over her welted bottom. "Apparently, Stone Associates has a policy of caning secretaries who aren't 'up to standards.' Apparently, I wasn't 'up to standards' because when some portly asshat asked me some questions about the whereabouts of some random file for some random case, I had no idea what he was talking about."

The door opened and Natalie eased in. She gently closed the door, while rubbing her voluminous, jeans-clad bottom. Her eyes fell on Juliana, laying on the bed with an icepack across her welted cheeks, and Adrian sitting in the computer chair with a small smile.

"Least I'm not the only one. You know I've gotten spanked more times since I put on that goofy green leotard than I have in all the time since dad said I was old enough to be spanked," said Natalie.

Juliana grinned. "Such is the life of a superheroine."

"Speaking of superheroines…" Adrian gave the other two a brief rundown of his encounter with Vanessa and Bright.

"Oh, poor Vanessa," said Natalie.

"We'll help her, don't worry." Juliana eased off the bed and limped to her laptop. "Let's see what this Bright looks like."



Adrian closed the article and looked back up at Natalie's scrawls.

Another message came up. Can you chat?



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 cord 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.




The sharp smack of leather-clad hand on thinl-clad skin echoed throughout the mansion as Midnight followed the swordswoman, her hand working Scarlet Moon's shaking bottom in time with each step.

They descended into the basement. And then deeper. Deeper. They traversed at least half a dozen flights of stairs, and found themselves deep inside a steel bunker. They walked through a maze of twisting hallways, and eventually found themselves standing before a thick, circular steel blast door.

The door rolled aside to reveal a lush office within. Midnight walked in and bent Scarlet Moon over the desk. Scarlet Moon gasped as his belly pressed agains the edge of the desk. His ass, completely covered yet totally exposed by the skintight spandex, rounded and thrust out behind him. Buzzsaw leaned against the wall in one corner. She grinned at Scarlet Moon and slapped the back of her hand. The Swordswoman stood in the other corner, watching impassively.

Midnight's hand pressed against the small of Scarlet Moon's back, pinning him to the desk. The other rubbed Scarlet Moon's cheek, and gave his a sharp smack.

"I hear you're looking for this," said Midnight.

There was a scraping sound, like bare hands and knees against carpet, and the chair slowly swiveled around. Scarlet Moon realized with a jolt that Juliana was kneeling on the carpet, completely naked. A leash stretched from her neck to the chair, and she was crawling around the chain, pulling the chair with her. Her large, round breasts swayed with the motion, her welt-covered bottom wigglig behind her. Her eyes were fixed on the ground.



"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, 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."



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 him firmly against the table.

Scarlet Moon tugged and squirmed. The Legos didn't budge.



Bright looked between Jezebel and Natalie. She side-eyed the Swordswoman and Buzzsaw. They could hear Juliana sobbing quietly from behind the desk. "Can I have Natalie?"

"Hey, no she's my dolly!" Princess stomped up, put her hands on her hips and huffed at Jezebel. "You promised!"

"Huff at me like that again, and I will paddle you until your voice gives out." Jezebel locked eyes with Princess until Princess slunk away with a murmured apology. "Sorry Alex, already promised to Princess. Besides, she needs to be trained, and she can't leave this facility until she is."

"After she's trained then," said Bright hastily. "Surely Princess will be bored then, right? Look, I can get her a new doll. There's a cat thief I'm trying to catch."

Natalie made a disgusted sound.

"Dammit Natalie, I'm trying to help. Do you want to spend the rest of your life in bad makeup, wearing a cheap doll dress?" snapped Bright.

"My dresses aren't cheap," huffed Princess.

"You shut up," said Bright, her eyes flaring.

Jezebel held up a hand. "She makes a valid point Princess. You do grow bored, right?"

Princess crossed her arms. A smile spread across her face. "I want two dollies. The cat thief you promised, and Keiko."



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.



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.



"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."



"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.



Bright picked up Scarlet Moon, tucked him under her arm, and lifted into the air. Scarlet Moon gasped as he watched the roof disappear into the swirl of snow and darkness.

Bright tugged Scarlet Moon's spandex shorts down past his knees, and over his ankles, and let the shorts flutter down to the roof.

"Hey what the hell?" squawked Scarlet Moon as he watched his shorts waft through the snow and settle down on a beach chair.

"Naughty guys don't need shorts. Now, I'm going to give you one last chance. Where are your victims?" Bright tapped the sandal against Scarlet Moon's bare, bobbling bottom.



Adrian wandered aimlessly through the city, his mind whirling. Juliana and Natalie were both in Jezebel's clutches. Alex switched sides. No word on Bernice, so perhaps Tempestas had escaped Jezebel's clutches. Which perhaps made sense. Assuming Jezebel knew who Tempestas was, she may be hesitant to pick a fight with a cop.

And yet have no problem kidnapping the Police Chief's daughter?

Adrian shook his head.

Phillipa Silver was absolutely out of the question. Adrian could see it now. "Hey, Ms. Silver wanna help me bring down your daughters? Yeah, they kind of kidnapped my friends– hey why is Clemency dragging me away? Why are you talking about Jezebel's birthday?"

Those secret agents who'd helped his against Succubus might have some resources, but the thought of getting them involved made his skin crawl. They'd heard nothing of Prometheus, Poseidon, or Succubus since those two ran off with them. Even Juliana hadn't been able to find any trace of them. The thought of Jezebel being shipped off to some black ops sight where she could make some deal with government spooks did not sound great.






"Oh lighten up Adrian," said Natalie. "No one can hear us."

"You don't know that," said Adrian. "Do you have any idea how bad it would be if someone found out?"

"Of course, because there are CIA spooks lurking around every corner. Supervillains stopping by to pick up a morning cup of coffee." Natalie rolled her eyes. "You're as paranoid as Juliana. What about you Alex? Have you thought about it? Or do you also hate fun?"



"Bring me all three of them!" said Princess. "I want three dollies! Not one! Not two! Three! Right! Now!"

Legostopheles burst through the ceiling, lego tentacles whirling towards Scarlet Moon. A green shield formed over the hero, and the tentacles shattered against it. Scarlet Moon spied a figure standing just outside the bowling alley waving at him before running back in.

"Counterattack later," said Tempestas. She ducked a swing from Mr. Cuddles and knocked him back with a gust of wind. "Follow her!"



"Anklyana!" Scarlet Moon zipped for the girl. Another wave slammed into him. 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.



"No, no it won't," said Mrs. Rossi. "Now get your little butt into conference room 203. We're going to have a talk."

Adrian glanced at Natalie, who shifted awkwardly, futzing with her dress. He glanced at Jezebel, who had her hands on her hips and a small smirk.

"Nice to see your discipline hasn't slipped at all Mrs. Rossi," said Jezebel. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I must do something about…this."

"Of course ma'am." Mrs. Rossi ducked her head to Jezebel and gave her a reassuring smile, before turning a glare on Adrian. "Best hurry boy, or we'll have the talk right here."

Adrian's face burned red hot as he hurried away.





"What?" said Juliana.

Adrian hoisted himself off the couch. "You can be a real jerk, you know that?"

"Whatever." Juliana flicked the tv on. "Go comfort your girlfriend. Make sure she knows it's totally ok to abandon your friends when they need you."

"Just stop talking." Adrian knocked on Natalie's door.



"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.



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.



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.




Scarlet Moon winced, but he dare not move. He didn't know if it was the doll outfit, or the beatings, or what, but he felt so tired, like he was already half-beaten. If he went out there, things would only end one way.

Keiko turned to run. Mr. Cuddles swooped down and picked up the struggling girl. He tucked her under his arm and gave her pert little bottom a sharp swat. Keiko shrieked.

"Oh Dolly," said Princess in a sing-song voice. "You're missing all the fuuun."

Scarlet Moon closed his eyes and took a deep breath, but didn't move.



Scarlet Moon swung his legs back until his toes touched the roof behind his head. He braced his arms against the roof, heaved with all his might, and flipped, throwing Midnight off of him. He leapt to his feet and pivoted.

But Midnight was gone.

"Only making it worse for yourself kitten."

Scarlet Moon's fists clenched and unclenched. "L-look, I only came here to bring you in."

"You're lying kitten. If you really wanted to 'bring me in,' you would have brought Anklyana and Tempestas. But you didn't. You came alone. You came vulnerable. You don't want to bring me in. You want me."

"If you think big boobs in tight leather are enough to seduce me, then you've got another thing coming!"

An arm snapped around Scarlet Moon's shoulders and turned him sideways. A long-fingered leather-clad hand clapped against his spandex-clad bottom. Warm breath and silky smooth words caressed his ear. "Fortunately, I'm so, so much more."

A tingle started in his belly and flowed down between his legs. He was acutely, painfully aware of the ample breasts mashed against his shoulder, the hips pressed possessively against his thigh.

Midnight's palm stung Scarlet Moon's spandex-covered bottom. Scarlet Moon yelped, and pushed his hips forward, away from that swinging hand.

Small tendrils wove out of Scarlet Moon's feet and into the roof, anchoring him to it. Scarlet Moon grabbed Midnight's thigh and threw her into the air.



"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."



Scarlet Moon wrapped half a dozen bowling balls in a scarlet sack and swung into the air. He swung a circle around the cat.




"Has your shield been down this entire time? Since you landed on the roof?" asked Midnight.

Scarlet Moon burrowed his face into his forearm. He didn't answer.

"Hmm. So much for bringing me in." Amusement laced Midnight's voice. "I'm thinking my little kitten wanted to lose, yes?"

Scarlet Moon squirmed, but didn't say anything. Just whimpered and mewled as the paddle lit his bottom on fire.

"Maybe you were hoping I'd spank you into submission?" Midnight picked up the pace. The paddle flashed between cheeks, the distinct cracks running together into a continuous song of paddle to bare flesh. Scarlet Moon wailed and kicked and squirmed.

Scarlet Moon's breath game in gasps. His heart hammered against his chest. His crotch burned and throbbed as it rubbed and bucked against Midnight's warm thigh. His thighs ground against Midnight's leg. His toes curled and his feet slid across the roof.

His bottom blazed, the heat building with every stroke of the paddle, each stroke stinging and burning, pain racing across his bottom and mingling with the heat between his legs.

Midnight paused. Her strong fingers kneaded Scarlet Moon's sensitive, buzzing bottom, her fingers digging deeply into the soft, supple skin.

Scarlet Moon moaned and thrust his bottom into Midnight's fingers. His head swam, his pulse pounded in his ears.

"Has my kitten learned his lesson?" asked Midnight.



"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."



Juliana grabbed Adrian by the wrist and pulled him to Natalie's door. 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.



Scarlet Moon tore off the backs of their catsuits. Four muscular orbs bounced into view. One was small, pert, pale and freckled. The other round, rotund and tanned, save for a bikini tan line. Scarlet Moon smirked when he saw the line. He wondered if he could spank the woman's ass so that there was a thin line of pale skin, with red skin on either side. No sense in messing up the tan lines!

"What the hell?" said Redhead. "It's not like we carry spares!"



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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."



Natalie's bottom was warm and jiggly beneath Adrian's palm, her soft pajama pants doing nothing to hide the ripples flowing across her broad bottom.

"Hey!" Natalie hopped away and cupped her bottom. She pouted at Adrian and rubbed her stinging flesh. "Careful, it's still tender. Thanks to you. Jerk."



Scarlet Moon fired a scarlet beam that sent Prometheus flying back out into the street.

Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to the crumbling ceiling and zipped outside. Poseidon uppercutted Tempestas into the air. Scarlet Moon lashed a cord 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 superhero. 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 twisting my fire every which way wind-bitch."

"That wasn't me." Tempestas pointed above her to a swirl of leaves, dirt, twigs and almost heat ripples in the vague shape of a bird of prey. "That was Yomama."



Natalie replied with a smile emoji.

Adrian sighed and stretched. "I need to get to class."

Alex made a face. "You've got a class over lunch?"

"Better than seven."


Adrian stood and gathered his stuff.



"You could be a little nicer," muttered Juliana, almost too quietly for Scarlet Moon to hear. "Alexandra isn't that bad."



"You're all so adorable." Natalie rolled her eyes. "Please try to be quiet when you get back at four in the morning."

David reached for Adrian's coat.

"Stop," declaimed Juliana. "We will not marr our beautiful outfits with such crass overcoats."

"It's January," said David. "And neither one of you are exactly dressed for it."

"We'll be fine." Juliana smiled and fluttered her lashes at Sam. "Especially if you two warm up the car and bring it around–eep!"

Sam swatted Juliana's bottom and headed for the door. "Come on Dave, let's get the car."

"You don't need my help."

"Yeah, but I'm not the only one whose gonna freeze his balls off for a cutie tonight."

David grumbled and followed after. Adrian pouted as his warm solidity left.

They returned a few minutes later. Sam sardonically held out an arm. "Alright princess, shall I guide you to your chariot?"

"Why thank you kind sir." Juliana took the arm and let Sam lead her out, her hips swaying with every step.

David shrugged at Adrian and offered his arm. "We're gonna be hitching a ride in the back of their 'chariot' if you don't mind."



"Yeah, I guess you're right," said Tempestas.

Scarlet Moon hoisted Princess into the air.

Princess smiled weakly at Scarlet Moon. "You're supposed to be the good guy right? So, you'll be nice to me right?"




"How dare you!" snarled Blood Moon as he leapt out of the building, grabbed Scarlet Moon and threw his through another nearby building. "This power is me! You can't have it!"

A streak of light zipped through the air and lashed across Blood Moon, who howled and clutched at his back. Bright zipped around and hovered between Blood and Scarlet Moon.

"Ok Blood Moon, enough kidnapping! It's time to face justice," said Bright. She pointed her glowing golden saber at Blood Moon. "Surrender, or get your ass royally kicked."

Blood Moon snarled. "You really think you can take me little girl?"

"Yes, I think we can," said Bright with a smirk. Tempestas landed on the building behind Blood Moon, while Anklyana glared over the roof at Blood Moon. "You're outnumbered four to one. You don't have a chance."

Blood Moon glowed a sickly red light. "We'll see about that."

Scarlet Moon zipped out of the building.

NOTE: Scarlet Moon took a pretty bad beating, and loses 50 energy.




Adrian lay down next to Natalie, pulled her into a hug, and held her until she stopped crying.

Natalie's alarm buzzed. She scrambled out of bed. "Crap, I have to hurry up and get ready."

"For what?" asked Adrian.

Natalie grimaced. "Dad's going to some fancy pants bigwig party thing hosted by Phillipa Silver. The burdens of being the police chief. He's dragging me along with him for support while he plays politics."

Adrian checked his phone. "Well, it is that late. I've gotta–"

"Adrian where the hell are you?" barked Vanessa from somewhere else in the suite. "We have to get ready, or we're going to be late!"

"And that's my cue." Adrian stood. He winked at Natalie. "Be nice to the help there, please."

"Umm?" Natalie's face colored, but Adrian was already stepping out.



"Good." Tania sat down. She pulled a wooden paddle out of her purse. It was roughly the size and shape of a pingpong paddle, but much thicker and made of purple wood. The top of the paddle had been carved to resemble little cat ears. "Let's begin."

Adrian grimaced and eased across Tania's lap. His tight pants stretched across Adrian's rounding bottom, showing off every curve of Adrian's svelt cheeks.

Tania ran her long fingers over the swell of Adrian's bottom. She undid Adrian's belt and eased the tight trousers down to Adrian's knees. Tania's fingers closed over Adrian's boxer briefs and pulled them down to Adrian's knees. Adrian's naked buttocks wobbled into view, the soft, upthrust skin pimpling with goosebumps at the sudden exposure.

Tania tapped the cool paddle against the upthrust arc of Adrian's bottom. "You're a good boy kitten."

Tania slammed the paddle into Adrian's right buttock. The doughy flesh flattened beneath the heavy purple wood. Waves of molten agony rippled across Adrian's jello-like flesh.




The spatula struck Adrian's right buttock, making him squawk.

"Because I can't do anything to help, and I might get hurt?" said Adrian.



"There's no point," said Juliana quietly. "She thought of everything. Ten steps ahead of me the entire time. And I thought I was so clever…"

Adrian ducked as Bernice sailed above them and smashed into the wall above the hearth. She blasted the Swordswoman in the face with her particle beam and tackled Buzzsaw.

"Come on Juli, stop feeling sorry for yourself and think!" said Adrian. "Bernice needs you."

"I can't," said Juliana with fierce despair. Tears rolled down her face. "My thoughts are so slow. Everything else so fast. Can you even imagine what it's like? It's like I could finally truly, honestly, fully see and feel and hear everything. My eyes were opened to a clear summer day, where everything was vibrant and alive. And now I'm stuck in a vague, empty morass…"

"Come on Juliana, even without your powers, you're still a smart–"

"No I'm not!" cried Juliana, her body shaking, and tears flowing down her face. "I'm just Jezebel's pet!"

Adrian grabbed Juliana's shoulders. "Juliana, look at me. Look at me! You are not, have never been, and will never be anybody's pet. You are my sister, Juliana Amaya. Generalissima. You remember the elaborate plot you hatched to leave Mr. Vers a flaming bag of poop without getting caught?"

"Backfired horribly," said Juliana.



Midnight smiled and pulled Scarlet Moon into a hug. "That's my good boy."

Scarlet Moon snuggled into Midnight's embrace, resting his face on Midnight's warm, soft, ample chest.

Midnight patted Scarlet Moon on the back. "You're a good boy."

They stood like that for a few minutes, Midnight holding Scarlet Moon firmly, almost possessively, Scarlet Moon snuggled into her embrace.

Eventually, Midnight released Scarlet Moon and backed up a step.



"I know exactly what it's like," said Tempestas.

"Then you know I can't," said Bright. "I can't do it. I just can't, I can't, I can't! Never again!"



A costumed woman held Poseidon's wrist. The woman wore a long-sleeved white spandex top that fully covered her chest and arms, but left her midriff bare. She wore a pair of white spandex pants that showed off slightly flared hips, a firm round bottom and long muscular legs. She wore short boots with a short 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 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. Wind. Indoors. "Release him, foul villain, or you will face the wrath of Tempestas, Mistress of the Maelstrom!"

Prometheus cocked an eyebrow. "You control wind right? That's why my hair's attacking my face?"


Prometheus ran a hand down her face. "A maelstrom is a giant whirlpool."

"Oh. I, uh, I thought it was-"

"Another word for tornado? Nice to know you're as stupid as you look, Tornado Tart." Prometheus whipped her hands above her head, and flung a fireball at Tempestas.

Tempestas threw her hand up. A galeforce wind snuffed the fireball out like a candle and flung Prometheus through a drumset that had (until now) survived the battle.

"Look at you, you can barely light a candle." Tempestas smirked. "Are you sure you want to fight me?"

Poseidon pushed Scarlet Moon off of his lap.

Into empty air.



"Just hang in there Moon, almost everyone is out," said Generalissima. "Come on Anklyana, just a little bit longer. You can do it!"

"I'm…trying…can't…so…heavy…" Anklyana's voice was strained, faint, exhausted.

Scarlet Moon risked a glimpse up. He could just make out a green figure clinging to some exposed rafters. The ceiling seemed to glow with a faint green sheen.

"Yes you can," said Generalissima. "These people could die if you don't hang on. You're the only one who can save them. Keep. It. Up!"

Anklyana took a deep breath. The green shimmer strengthened marginally.

Scarlet Moon looked back down, and realized with a start that the mall was empty.

"Get Anklyana out of there," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon was already zipping up to the roof. Anklyana clung to the rafter. Her limbs shook, and her eyes were squinched shut.



"You know what Princess is probably doing now? Roasting Tempestas' bottom. The very thing you both took a paddling to avoid," said Generalissima.



"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."



A faint knock roused Adrian from his nap. He shifted, and winced at the lingering burn that still suffused his tender cheeks.

Juliana came in and sat down at the edge of the bed. "Do you know why I spanked you?"



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.



Scarlet Moon's hand splatted the villain's sitspots, sending ripples across her cheeks and thighs.

Succubus drummed her feet against the floor and said something.



Scarlet Moon stepped forward and draped himself across Succubus' lap. Succubus grinned, and kicked off her left heel. This had the effect of lowering her left knee, lowering Scarlet Moon's torso, shifting more weight onto his hands, and further emphasizing the superhero's round bottom.

Succubus laughed and traced a finger across the curve of Scarlet Moon's right cheek. "Perfect."

"Crap, she's controlling you isn't she?" said Juliana.

There was a sharp crack. Scarlet Moon jerked as his right cheek caved beneath Succubus' palm. Succubus traced her finger across the curve of Scarlet Moon's left cheek. "That's right. Don't make a sound. Take your thrashing quietly. Like a good boy."

Another sharp crack filled the room as Succubus smacked Scarlet Moon's left cheek. One of Scarlet Moon's legs twitched a little, enhancing the ripple flowing through his round bottom. But he didn't make a sound.

"Oh my goodness look at that," said Succubus, pulling aside some of the thin material covering Scarlet Moon's bum. "I can already see my handprint. You turn red quickly don't you? Guess that's why you're called Scarlet Moon."

"Urg, I am tired of listening to that woman. You need to snap out of it. You're a superhero, not Succubus' toy," said Juliana.



Adrian slipped into the back room. As soon as he was out of sight, he dashed for the staff room, snatched up his backpack, and bolted into the alley behind the restaurant. He pulled out his bluetooth, shoved it in his ear, and called Juliana. He opened the secret compartment in the bag and pulled out his costume.

"Don't tell me you're being robbed too," said Juliana in an exasperated voice. "There's this like huge crimewave sweeping the city right now. They got every cop they can muster in every car they can find careening all over the city."

"Melissa's here. Dressed up in a gaudy thong leotard and calling herself the Succubus." Adrian shucked his clothing and shoved it into his bag. He pulled on his costume.

"I thought she might have been behind this," said Juliana. "Crimewave's probably a distraction then."

"Yeah. Now she's got all the time in the world to enjoy the ritziest restaurant in town, filled to bursting with the richest people in town, all decked out in expensive crap," said Scarlet Moon as he pulled his mask over his head. He leapt up onto the roof. "Unfortunately for her, Scarlet Moon just happened to be in the neighborhood, and he's none too happy."

Scarlet Moon ran to the edge of the roof overlooking the main entrance.

"Alright, so all we really know about Succubus is that she's got crazy persuasion powers. We don't know if she has physical powers to match, or how tough her minions are," said Juliana. "Though I'll bet she's not much of a fighter herself."



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?"




"This is Michigan, not DC," said Chief Napier.

Marie drew herself up as tall as she could. Despite being a nearly a foot shorter than the chief, she still managed to match him loom for loom. "If you think you can just ignore the federal–"

"Nobody's given a rat's ass what the feds think for decades. Now bugger off before I send you back to DC with your blistered ass hanging out."

Marie's eyes smoldered, and her hands tightened into fists.

Dana put a hand on her shoulder. She gave the chief a stern look. "I'm sorry you're being so uncooperative. Rest assured you will regret this."

"Girl, I've forgotten more regrets than you've got memories," said Napier.

Dana pulled Marie away.

The chief rounded on Scarlet Moon and Anklyana again. Anklyana shrank away, whimpering. He put his hands on his hips, and turned his glare on Anklyana. "Never seen you before. What's your stupid name?"

Anklyana managed to make herself even smaller. A bit of a shield flickered around her mouth. When she spoke, her voice was disrupted. "Umm, Anklyana, um sir."

"What do you think you're doing?"



"You only won because you cheated." Bright stomped her foot. Her hands closed into fists at her side, and her entire body went so tense she started to shake. "So it doesn't count!"



David hurried out a moment later, and slid into the backseat next to Adrian.



David pulled away. "Anyway, let's go home."

Forty-five minutes later, Adrian stumbled into his room and collapsed on the bed.



A month has passed since Buzzsaw escaped, and Scarlet Moon hasn't been idle. A month of training means you gain +1 to every stat.



Bright's eyes widened, and she tried to drop, but too slow and Scarlet Moon's blade plunged into her chest. The force slammed Bright into the tree. Bright squealed and thrust at Scarlet Moon, but Scarlet Moon was already swinging around for another pass.




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."





A woman landed on the pickup truck next to them. 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. She carried a blowgun in one hand and a paddle about the length and width of a machete hung at her side.

"Here, kitty kitty kitty," said the leopard print lady in a low, dangerous voice.

The cat hissed and grabbed Juliana. She threw the girl over her shoulder and leapt into the night.

"Juliana!" screamed Sam, running a few steps after the vanishing cat.

"Don't worry kid." The woman's eyes sparkled. "I'll get your girl back."

Sam rounded angrily on the leopard print lady, but she was already gone.

Sam sagged against a nearby car. "Why? Why does this keep happening?"

David put a hand on Sam's shoulder. He had his phone in his other hand. "I'll call the cops."

Sam made a digusted noise. "They won't be able to do shit. Scarlet Moon. We need to find a way to contact Scarlet Moon."

"And how do you propose we do that?" asked David wryly. "Stand on top of a car and shout 'Yo Scarlet Moon!' at the top of our lungs?"

Adrian's necklace vibrated gently. He closed his eyes.



"It's not just about being scared," snapped Anklyana. "I'm useless. Utterly useless. There's no point in being down here."



Scarlet Moon gasped. The humiliation and anxiety became too much, and his focus slipped. His shield blew apart and the paddles flattened his upthrust, suddenly vulnerable buttocks. The gasp turned into a yelp.

"Bwahahahahha!" Leopard's harsh laugh bounced off the steel walls. "Got this whole gauntlet of traps lined up, and the 'Sensational' Scarlet Moon couldn't even get past the first one! I was hoping you'd be worthy prey, but you're just a kid in a bad Halloween costume! And you know what I do to kids who break into my house?"



Silver's laughter rang over the PA. "Well, there's nothing stopping you. You've got a couple of minutes at least before the cops bust in."



Alexandra tapped something large, thick, round and wooden against Adrian's upthrust bottom. Adrian's quivering buttocks tensed. His fingers squeezed Juliana's sweating hand. His other fingers dug into the soft covers, and he pressed his face against the soft, silky smooth pillow. A faint thumping suggested Alexandra did the same to Juliana. The bed creaked as Juliana shifted. Her fingers squeezed Adrian's and her hips bumped Adrian's.

"Say hello to Barda the Bathbrush," said Alexandra.

"You name your implements?" said Juliana, her voice muffled by the teddy bear.

"Mom thinks it's silly too," said Alexandra. "But it helps me build a rapport with my tool, and the recipients. I have a sneaking suspicion you'll be getting to know Barda very well over the next few years."

"I hate her already," muttered Juliana.






Juliana cocked an eyebrow. "You sure?"

Adrian nodded. "I haven't had this much time to study in a while."

"Well, ok. Natalie-"

"Concerts aren't my thing. Now, see if you can do problem 5, here."

"Ok. See you guys." Juliana pulled the door closed.




Scarlet Moon grabbed the whip and yanked. Succubus skidded right into Scarlet Moon's waiting arms. Scarlet Moon grabbed a nearby chair, sat down, and pulled Succubus across his knee.

"Don't you dare," said Succubus, flopping around Scarlet Moon's lap like a fish. "I am Succubus, and I will be the one-eep!"

Scarlet Moon flicked the villain's cape away to reveal a pair of large, tanned, quivering orbs left completely exposed by a tiny black thong. Scarlet Moon stared at his own hand for a moment, a frown of concentration on his face. His glow shifted and rippled, and he held a rectangular scarlet paddle.

Scarlet Moon's frown turned upside down.


Succubus howled as the scarlet paddle struck her bare cheeks, her hips bucking, and her naked flesh wobbling beneath the super-implement. "Unhand-oww! Minions! OWW!"

The paddle kissed Succubus' buttocks over and over and over again, each stroke making the supervillain wiggle and squeal. By the third stroke, her tan cheeks were a bright red, and getting redder.

Meanwhile, Scarlet Moon kept half-an-eye on Succubus' two remaining minions, who seemed strangely reluctant to intercede, almost as if Succubus' grip on them were loosening.

"MINIONS!" Succubus' eyes flared, and the minions charged.



Juliana yanked the door open. Mama stood just outside the door, her arms crossed, and one foot tapping against the carpet. She looked very much like one might expect Juliana to look twenty-three or so years down the line if she continued to take care of herself, though Mama was perhaps a bit shorter and broader. Mom stood behind Mama and to her left. She was white as opposed to Mama's caramel. She was taller than Mama, though more slender. While Mama had started to gain a bit of weight as she aged, Mom was still quite thin. While Mama had shoulder-length black hair, Mom kept her brown hair short.

Mama raised an eyebrow.

Juliana smiled anxiously. "Sorry Mama. We, err, weren't expecting you to get here so soon. Or, for you to, um you know. Be let in without us knowing."

"You really think I was gonna not let your mother in? Err, mothers," said Vanessa from the living room. "Have you seen them?"



Juliana slowed sadly. "Well, alright."

"You can go without me," said Adrian.

Juliana shrugged. "Don't quite have the guts to go up by myself."



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!"



"Grrr." Princess stomped her foot. "No fair. No fair. No fair! LEGOSTOPHELES!"

"Lego what?" said Tempestas.

Glass shattered, and shrieks rose. Legos swirled towards towards Princess from every corner of the mall. They swirled into a great tornado. Plastic projectiles spat out of the tornado at the two heroes. Tempestas twisted the winds into a tunnel and flung the legos towards Princess. The bear deflected the lego bits with a single great paw.

"Right, first order of business: rip off that bear's arm," said Tempestas.

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.

"What the heck is that?" asked Tempestas.



The belt burned Adrian's bottom. Adrian yelped and squeezed Juliana's hand. David lashed Adrian's curved bottom four more times in rapid succession, driving kicks and squirms and sorrowful squeals from the half-naked boy.

David lashed Juliana another dozen times, the snapping leather assaulting Adrian's ears. Juliana's torso bobbed with each stroke, her eyes closed and teeth gritted.

"I think that's sufficient," said David.

"Maybe more than that," muttered Juliana, reaching back and tenderly rubbing her welted bottom.

Adrian clambered off the couch, hissing. He shifted from one foot to the other and rubbed his molten cheeks.

"Come on Adrian, let's get that list compiled," said David.

Adrian reached for his jeans.

"Nope." David gently swatted Adrian's hand away. "You're not covering up until you've got that list."

Adrian's eyes widened.

"Best get used to it," said David. "Any time I spank you because you didn't do something, your ass is staying bare until you've done it. Get me?"



Juliana squirmed and nodded. Her voice was quiet. "Yes."

"Good. Second, and most important, Natalie's father just announced he's gonna hunt his own daughter." Adrian brought the paddle down on Juliana's left cheek, six hard and fast strokes that sent her soft flesh bouncing and wobbling madly. "I want you to take a moment and think about that Juliana. Really think about it. Imagine if Daddy got on TV and said you're the 'greatest threat facing our youth today.' And then he said that he was going to personally hunt you down and throw you in prison."

A sob came from the door. Natalie leaned against the door, her body shaking and tears going down her face.

Juliana didn't say anything for a moment. Then, a quiet "I'm sorry."

Adrian released his hold on Juliana. Juliana slid off Adrian's lap. She rubbed her throbbing bottom and approached Natalie. She hitched up her jeans, dancing and hissing as the tight denim slid over swollen flesh.

"I'm sorry Natalie," said Juliana quietly. "I wasn't thinking."

Natalie threw herself into Juliana's arms and wailed.

Juliana held the crying girl and rocked slowly back and forth.

Eventually, the sobs faded, and Natalie stopped shaking. She pulled away. "I'm sorry, I can't do it. I just can't."



Natalie stuck her tongue out again and slipped past Adrian into the bathroom. Adrian returned to his room and passed out.



"That's better," said Midnight. Her fingers danced across Scarlet Moon's spread, elevated cheeks. "Are you ready to accept your punishment now?"



Jezebel laughed softly. "Watching Buzzsaw spank the impertinence out of you is going to be so much fun. Hey Bright, come on over here. If you can convince Scarlet Moon to join me willingly, I'll only let Buzzsaw have his for a weekend."

"Hey Moon," said Bright in a shaky voice.



"Go to the Generica News site," said Natalie.

Adrian did as asked. There was a livestream on the first page of the site with Natalie's father, Police Chief Napier, front and center.

"An emergency news conference run by my dad," said Natalie. "Going on now."

Adrian heard a sigh, and Juliana appeared in the doorway, just behind Natalie. "Let me guess-"

"Hush, we're missing it," said Natalie, shooing Juliana in and closing the door. "Unmute it, would you?"

"In short, ladies and gentlemen, Scarlet Moon, Tempestas and Anklyana proved themselves last night to be the greatest threats facing our youth today," said Chief Napier. "They escalated a kidnapping, a highly sensitive, potentially lethal situation. They got into a high-powered, brutal, completely unnecessary fight in front of a powerless, helpless hostage–"

Juliana snorted.

"Shut up!" hissed Natalie.

"They brought an entire building down around their ears. It's only through the grace of God that nobody was hurt. There could have been a janitor in there. An employee working late. Someone stopping by real quick to pick up a forgotten pair of headphones." Napier scowled at the cameras. "It's only a matter of time before they get someone killed. We cannot allow that to happen. Therefore, I will be starting up a special task force dedicated to a single purpose: tracking down and bringing in these three out of control vigilantes."

"Turn it off," said Juliana in a tight voice.



"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."



Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to the wall and yanked. The paddles struck the side of the bar. The bar whirled around, propelled by the impact of the paddles. On the third rotation, Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of cords to the paddles and yanked them flush against his wrists. His fingers wrapped around them, pinning them securely to his hands. Scarlet Moon lashed cords to the walls and yanked, propelling himself into a faster and faster spin.

The cables holding the paddles twisted and twisted with the spinning of the bar before finally snapping. Scarlet Moon dropped the now harmless paddles and got to work breaking free of the claws holding his ankles and wrists. It took some effort, but eventually he was able to break free.

"Not bad Scarlet Moon, not bad," said Leopard's voice over the PA. "Turning my traps against themselves. Perhaps you're a more worthy opponent than I anticipated."



He pulled him up against his body, his their chests pressed together. His hands molded to his hips.

The music pounded through Adrian's body like a second heartbeat. David's hips and legs flowed around Adrian, while his hands moved Adrian around him. A gentle push here, a pull there, a quick swivel. His hips moved where his hands wanted, and his feet flowed after them. A leg pushed between his as David pivoted around him. His bare leg slid across his thigh. His hands pulled Adrian's hips against him for the briefest of instants before pushing him away.

Adrian never even considered resisting the movement. It never entered his mind. He went where David's hands guided his, because it was the most natural thing in the world, like water flowing through a groove.

His heart hammered against his chest so fiercely he was sure David could feel it. His chest slid across David's with the flow of their bodies and breath. Intensely aware of just how thin their shirts were how very little material stood between them.

The music picked up, fast already but now faster, syncing with his hammering heart. A twist of David's hands, and Adrian spun. He gasped, one minute staring up at David, his presence consuming his, the next looking out across the dancefloor, women in short dresses grinding against men in tight trousers.

David's hands pulled Adrian tight against him. His heart-shaped bottom pressed against his swell, so evident, so demanding, so close even through the thin material of his jeans and boxer briefs.

David's hips rocked against his bottom, his chest posessively pressed against his thinly clad back. His hands rocked his hips back and forth with his.



Buzzsaw chuckled. "Oh yeah, this is gonna be great. And what do we have here?"

Fabric rustled. Tempestas squawked.

Buzzsaw chortled. "Take a look at that g-string. Ooh, looks like somebody's been naughty. Was it a hairbrush? Looks like it was a hairbrush. You know, I wonder…"

Tempestas squawked again. Buzzsaw lifted her legs up until Tempestas was hanging upside down, facing Buzzsaw.

"Just as I thought." Buzzsaw draped Tempestas back over the barricade. "A little red tornado. Was that your original plan? Run around in a spandex top, cape and g-string?"

Tempestas shifted.

"Really?" hissed Scarlet Moon, his lips quirked.

"I changed my mind."

The hiss of belt rubbing against belt loops slithered through the air.

"Is that…" Fear suffused Tempestas' quiet words.



"We need to go to the beach," said Alexandra, lowering her phone and flashing a bleached-teeth grin. "It's supposed to be like, super hot today. 80 plus."

Keiko's eyes bugged out of her head.

"Fahrenheit," said Juliana.

"Oh," said Keiko.

Alexandra's face pinched. "Duh. I don't know Kelvin."

"I think you meant Celsius." Juliana walked over to the counter behind the sofa that served as an impromptu food pantry. It had a couple of loaves of bread, some apples, a half-bushel of bananas, a box of Cheerios, a microwave, a coffee pot, and a toaster on it. Vanessa had brought a small fridge with her, and that sat wedged into a bit of wall space between the end of the counter, and the hallway. The hallway was lined by the bathroom and the other four rooms (Juliana's and Adrian's opened out into the common room directly). "Aww poo, we're all out of your mom's cookies."

"Yeah, and I noticed somebody having more than his fair share," said Alexandra, leveling a glare on Adrian.



"How can you be so sure?" asked Anklyana.

"Because we have some very smart people on our side," said Scarlet Moon. "If anyone can find this Blood Moon, it's Generalissima."

Anklyana sniffed. "I hope you're right."



"Don't know why you're getting so bent out of shape," said Blood Moon. She pinched Scarlet Moon's bottom again. Scarlet Moon squawked.

"Gee, I can't imagine," said Scarlet Moon.

Blood Moon's hands struck two round cheeks. A pair of sharp cracks bounced off the control room's cold concrete walls. Scarlet Moon and Anklyana yelped.

Blood Moon's hands flashed back and forth, her narrow palms and long fingers sinking into bare flesh before bouncing back, ready for the next stroke. Scarlet Moon's bottom jumped vigorously with each stroke, Anklyana's wobbled madly.

The two heroes kicked their feet, boots scrabbling at the hard concrete floor. They squirmed and flexed against the cords holding them to the table, but the cords didn't so much as wiggle.

Blood Moon laughed, her voice rising above the crisp smacks and heroic yelps. "Look at these butts jiggle! Four cups of jello right here!"

Anklyana growled. "Where are the–oww–hostages?"

"Oh hush. The only sounds allowed to come out of your bratty mouths are squeals, squawks and yowls," said Blood Moon.



"Relax, I'm just messing with you." David held the door open. The pair hurried to Sam's car and slid in.



Curvy staggered, the small jolt making her leg spasm. She released Adrian's hair and grabbed her spasming leg. Adrian grabbed Curvy's arm, and pivoted around her, making the woman go up on her tiptoes as her arm bent behind her back. Adrian bent her over, and wrapped an arm around the woman's hips, forcing the woman's callipygian butt to round and stick out, her large cheeks straining against the tight jeans.



"Like hell," said the woman in a panicked shriek. "You've already happened to me. All of you. This was supposed to be a fun night with my son. Now, we could die any minute, and we can't get away."

"I won't let that happen," said Scarlet Moon. "I promise."

"Like your promise-"




"Very good. Now where were we? Oh yes." Succubus lashed Scarlet Moon's left cheek with four fast strokes, and did the same to his right. "You think you're some big shot superhero. But you're nothing more than a stripper boy with delusions of grandeur. And I'm going to show you what happens to tarts in lingerie with delusions of grandeur!"

Juliana screamed.

Scarlet Moon cried out in pain, hunkering down and clutching his ear. The agony blew away whatever fog Succubus had put in his mind.

"I told you not to make a sound!" snapped Succubus, whipping the crop towards Scarlet Moon's right cheek.

Scarlet Moon pivoted and fell into a crouch. His eyes blazed, and a blinding scarlet beam smashed into Succubus and sent her flying through three tables.

Succubus snarled and pushed herself to her feet. "Minions! Take him down! By the time I'm done with him, he's gonna wish he'd never heard the name 'Succubus!'"





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"Don't even think about it," said Juliana, rolling onto her side and grabbing Adrian's arm.

"And why not?" asked Adrian in a low voice.

"Well, we have two options. One, you kick her butt as you, in which case you'll lose your scholarship too, or just straight up get expelled. Or two, you'll attack her as Scarlet Moon, in which case we have Scarlet Moon attacking an innocent–"

"That puddle of snot is as innocent as Buzzsaw," said Adrian.

"You'll still be attacking a college coed who hasn't broken any apparent laws or anything."

Adrian glared at the ground. "Fine. Why not just expel you?"

"It's easier," said Juliana. "And, emphasizes how much richer she is. After all, she doesn't need a scholarship. In fact, her family donates millions to the school every year."



"Sorry!" said Anklyana. The bubble vanished.

"That's not–"

Dozens of beams whizzed past them. Anklyana shrieked and her legs (currently around Scarlet Moon's waist) seized when one beam struck her very exposed rump. Scarlet Moon gasped as Anklyana squeezed his kidney. Scarlet Moon wrapped a bubble of his own around the pair, but not before a beam struck his right leg, numbing it. He struck the concrete and the two went rolling.

Scarlet Moon hobbled onto one foot and lashed a cord to a nearby pole, while twisting to shield Anklyana.

"Fire again!" The beams slammed into Scarlet Moon's shield. The shield buckled under the onslaught, and Scarlet Moon staggered backwards. He put weight on his numb right leg, and fell to one knee. The sudden pain flickered his concentration for a moment. A beam punctured his shield and struck him in the chest. He collapsed. Pain raced through his body, like he'd been punched by Buzzsaw everywhere at once.



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 - Select a target. Redirect a fixed amount of damage taken by

that target to Anklyana. Effectiveness fades a little each turn. Scales with Power.

  1. Wallsaurus - Select a target other than Anklyana. Reduce the damage they

take and deal. Scales with Power.



"Mine?" cried Anklyana. "Why not yours?"

"I prefer to be the strong, silent type. You know, like Batman," said Scarlet Moon.

"You know when I'm good at reparte? Three hours later in my room," said Anklyana. "The most I could pull off is calling her, um, I don't know, a butthead. Yeah, I guess I could call her a butthead."

"Well hopefully, you won't need to bait her," said Generalissima.



Scarlet Moon lashed the redhead to the desk with a scarlet cord.

Quick as lightning, the brunette whipped out a particle stunner and fired. The beam splattered across Scarlet Moon's forcefield. A quick eye beam knocked the stunner from her hand, and a flick of the wrist bound her arms to her sides.

Juliana sighed. "I just know we're going to regret this."

The brunette struggled uselessly against the magical cords.

"I wouldn't bother," said Scarlet Moon. "Those things are strong enough to support my weight while swinging across the city. You really think you'll be able to break them?"

"You cheating, arrogant bucket of piss," said the redhead.

Scarlet Moon spun the redhead around and bent her over the desk. Another cord lashed her to it. Scarlet Moon did the same to the brunette, the brunette's round bottom blossomed into a full moon, straining against the skintight leather of her catsuit.




"No problem, Scarlet Moon," said Vanessa. "Always happy to help, Scarlet Moon. It'd be bad for everyone if you became that lunatic's drone, Scarlet Moon."

"Alright, I get the picture." Scarlet Moon let Vanessa pull him to his feet.

"You little bint," roared Succubus. "By the time I'm through with you–"

Cops burst in, particle beams firing. Leading the charge was a 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.

Succubus snarled. "Not you again. God you're annoying."

"Yo momma's annoying," said the blonde cop. She stepped up next to Scarlet Moon and Vanessa and shot Succubus in the face.

"What is it with you and my face?" snarled Succubus clutching at her nose.

"If it weren't so damned ugly, I wouldn't have to shoot it so much." The cop fired again.

"I will make you regret those words," said Succubus. Her eyes bathed the room in scarlet light.

The cops stopped firing, all but the blonde. The blonde looked around sheepishly. The other officers turned their particle stunners on her.

Succubus advanced on the trio, her eyes glowing. "Now, my little Scarlet Moon. You'd best start listening to mommy, or mommy will get very cross with you."



Anklyana shrugged. "I just flared my shield really big and bright."

"I thought, if this was some kind of souped up wild animal, a sudden burst of light might startle it enough to make it run," said Generalissima. "Looks like I was right."

"So, it wasn't some kind of toy then," said Anklyana.

"Nope," said Generalissima grimly. "Looked to me like a superstrong, teleporting cat. A very angry superstrong teleporting cat."

Scarlet Moon groaned.

"No sense worrying about it now," said Generalissima. "We've got bigger fish to fry."

"No. No we don't," said Anklyana. "I'm done. You here me? Done. I can't do this anymore I-I…"

Anklyana ran back to the sewers.




GAMEPLAY NOTE: Tempestas has two new skills: Twister and Air Burst.

Twister inflicts the twister status on all characters (enemies and allies). If a character is inflicted with Away and Twister, then they take damage at the start of their turn and are cured of Away. The damage scales based on Tempestas' power, and is multiplied by the duration of Away on the victim. If Tempestas is inflicted with Away, instead of taking damage, she receives an Attack bonus that lasts until the end of her turn.

Airburst inflicts Away on all targets. The duration scales with power



Scarlet Moon shifted from foot to foot. He became a little flushed as Natalie's very exposed cheeks swayed before his mind's eye.

"Hello? Earth to Scarlet Moon," said Generalissima.




Bright's saber plunged into Scarlet Moon's shoulder. Scarlet Mooon cried out in pain. He stumbled backwards, clutching a suddenly numb shoulder. Bright roundhouse kicked Scarlet Moon across the chin, sending him skiddering across the roof.

His shield flickered and faded out. His limbs went weak as noodles.




"You know what you need?" asked Adrian, taking a step towards Buzzsaw. "A sound spanking."

"Over my dead body," Buzzsaw pushed herself to her feet and clumsily charged Adrian.

"That won't be necessary." Adrian caught the charging hoodlum, around her waist, and pulled her down across his knee.

"Let go of me," said Buzzsaw.




Adrian entered the lounge room, dropped his backpack back off and returned to the main room.

"There you are." Vanessa appeared out of nowhere and pulled Adrian into a deep hug. "Where the hell did you go? I was so worried!"

"I just did what any sensible man would do. I ran and hid," said Adrian, returning the fierce hug. "I snuck back in when I saw Scarlet Moon swing off. Is everyone ok?"

"Well, you need to teach me your crazy hiding powers," said Vanessa. "I nearly got my head taken off by one of those crazy beams fired by that Scarlet dude."



Adrian grabbed Natalie around the waist and swung her onto his lap.

Natalie yelped. "I thought you weren't–"

"I'm not gonna spank you for not coming with me." Adrian's hand collided with the bare skin bursting out of Natalie's tiny panties. His palm flashed between cheeks, striking Natalie's soft skin hard and fast, sending the jello-like cheeks into a roiling fit. "But I sure as hell am gonna spank you silly for being so darn emo!"

Natalie squealed and wiggled. Her feet scissored madly. Her hands clutched the side of the bed. Her hips bucked against Adrian's hips. "No, Adrian, stop it!"

"Not until you get over yourself," said Adrian. Adrian battered Natalie's roiling right sitspot more than a dozen times in rapid succession, eliciting howls from the facedown girl, before shifting and doing the same thing to her left. "The only thing holding you back right now is you. These are your powers. You control them. Nobody else. Not your dad with his stupid task force, not Leopard with her stupid darts, not even Juliana with her stupid words. Nobody but you!"

"But I can't," sobbed Natalie. "I can't!"

Adrian hooked a leg over Natalie's pumping thighs, pinning them with an iron grip. He grabbed Natalie's panties and tugged them down to Natalie's thighs, fully baring Natalie's bottom. Natalie squirmed, her bottom bucking and clenching and unclenching, her thighs rubbing and briefly spreading, giving Adrian glimpses of the secret spots nestled between his thighs and tucked between her buttocks.

Adrian flushed, and a warmth stirred in his loins. He wove a scarlet paddle.

Natalie looked over her shoulder, her eyes widening when she saw the scarlet paddle. "No, Adrian please stop."




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 cord 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. "



"Sure they do, when you make a few minor modifications to their power pack," said Juliana.

"And you know how to do that?" Adrian blinked away the last of the spots and looked at Buzzsaw, who lay groaning at the far side of the roof.

Juliana shrugged. "Well, I did do a paper on particle stunners in high school. A bit of that, plus some high school physics and chemistry, add a dash of sudden insight, and bam. You've got a hand grenade that can shoot people too."

"Next question. The hell took you so long?" Adrian fixed his clothing. "I could have used that save like five minutes ago."

"I was busy slowing down Buzzsaw's-"

There was a loud clatter, and shouting from the other rooftop.

"Speak of the devils." Juliana tightened her grip on Adrian's arm. "Come on. We've got to get out of here. I'm clean out of stunners."

The two half-ran, half-staggered to the edge of the roof. They looked down the wall. There was an old, rather wobbly looking flagpole, and a bunch of large-paned windows, but nothing else.

"Aww poo baskets," said Juliana. "No fire escape. Don't suppose you've got any more of that crimson mojo?"



"Ohhh, do tell," said Alex, leaning forward with a smirk.

"Well." Adrian clapped his hands. "It starts with me clutching my necklace, a scarlet light emerging from between my fingers. The glow coats my fingers. I bend over and touch my toes. The glow spreads from where my fingers touch and replace what I'm currently wearing with my costume. So, in this case it replaces my shoes with the toes of my boots. I slowly straighten, tracing my fingers up across my legs, my hips bouncing to the heroic music that is of course playing. When I'm about halfway up, I reach back and trace the the edge of my leotard bottoms, making my pants vanish. I twerk a little, and trace across my back and torso as I fully straighten and thrust my chest out, and bam! Scarlet Moon."

Alex laughed. Natalie blushed.

"I love it. I love it. Really living up to your name huh?"



How's your homework? asked David.

Just submitted, said Adrian with a surge of pride.


So, um are you doing anything tonight?

-_-. Yeah. Grading. The prof wants us to get the tests graded and ready to go back on Monday. Sorry.



"I've got an idea," said Tempestas. "But we need to get closer to Princess. How much time do you need to wrap us in a bubble?"

"Several seconds," said Scarlet Moon. He ducked a drone and pulverized another with an eye beam. "And I need to gather a lot of energy. Not exactly practical right now."

"Well, start gathering." Tempestas grabbed Scarlet Moon around the waist. She spun, unleashing a burst of wind that flung the drones up above the second floor railing. The tornado raging above them caught the drones and smashed them through windows, against the ceiling, into pillars and each other.

Tempestas was incredibly clammy, and she was breathing heavy. Scarlet Moon's own limbs were weak and noodly.

Tempestas leapt forward, carrying Scarlet Moon with her. Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and swirled his energies around himself.

Princess smiled. "Oh dear, you two play so rough. Don't worry, I got plenty more where that came from!"

She pointed at the pair and another dozen drones rose up behind her and whipped towards them.

"Now," said Tempestas. She released Scarlet Moon. A great whirlwind came up and caught Tempestas, holding her up eye level with Princess.



When they got to the gym, they ran into Sam and David just outside the lockers.

"Oh hey, I didn't know you guys 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.



He slid down onto the sill of one of the tall windows that lined the top of the arena and peered in.



"Just trust me on this," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon and Anklyana shared a look.



Buzzsaw grinned maliciously. Her voice came out as a smooth, sinister hiss. "Oh don't worry, I won't hurt you, so long as you do exactly as I say."

Adrian anxiously bit his lip, and nodded.

"Stand up," said Buzzsaw as she undid her belt.

Adrian did as ordered.

"Now, lower your jeans, and face the air conditioning unit." Buzzsaw doubled her thick belt. She gripped the buckle in one hand and let it hang loosely against her leg.




"Well, I appreciate it," said Anklyana with a broad grin.

"This isn't funny," said Generalissima. "You two have got to learn to recognize when the other is in danger, and when the other isn't. Anklyana was going to be fine. We're lucky this was just a thief. If you were fighting someone more aggressive, like Buzzsaw, or nastier, like Princess, then you better believe they'd have taken advantage of your distraction. Like, taking a hostage, or setting up an ambush or something."

"Way to be a party pooper," muttered Anklyana.

"I'm not–Look, I–gah. I just don't want you making mistakes alright? I'm tired of watching Scarlet Moon come home with a molten bottom, wincing and mewling every time he sits down, hopping around and rubbing it when he puts on pants. I want us to win, and we can't win if we don't work together, and we can't work together if we don't trust each other to not need help sometimes. And you know, sometimes we will need to help each other. We need to learn to tell the difference."

Anklyana futzed with her sleeve. "Sorry."

"There's nothing to apologize for, sorry for going off like that," said Generalissima. "Why don't you guys just come home? Fun times are starting soon, and I need to get ready. I'll probably be gone by the time you get back."



Adrian snapped it up and wedged it against the door.

"Don't know, don't care," said Juliana. "Should hold them for a bit, hopefully long enough for us to get out of this madhouse."

Adrian turned to look out across the roof. The roof pitched, and Adrian stumbled. He grabbed Juliana's shoulder. The roof righted itself.

"You ok?" asked Juliana. "For a second there, you looked like you were gonna pass out."

"I don't know how much longer I can keep this up," said Adrian. "We need to get out, and get out now."

Juliana nodded. "Come on, I think I see a couple of wooden boards across the roof."

As the two started across the roof, a loud banging resounded throughout the night air. Clearly the hoodlums now knew the door was blocked. They were probably already looking for something to break it down.

Adrian and Juliana reached the edge of the next building and looked out across the street. They could just make out Juliana's car, still miraculously undamaged.

"Check that out, only two thugs. Most of them must be out looking for us," said Juliana. "What do you think, can your glowy mojo get us over there?"




Tempestas landed on the roof next to Scarlet Moon, Anklyana in her arms. Bright zipped out of the sky and slashed Blood Moon across the back. Blood Moon cried out and twisted, firing a beam at Bright's blurring figure. The beam splashed harmlessly across a bright green shield surrounding the flying figure.

Scarlet Moon hammered Blood Moon in the back with a beam, while Tempestas nearly knocked the villain off the roof with a gust of wind.

Blood Moon snarled. "You think this is enough to stop me? To stop you? Then you don't understand your own power!"

NOTE: Blood Moon's been hit pretty hard and loses 50 energy.



Congratulations, you've just completed The Scandalous Scarlet Moon! I hope you enjoyed playing the game as much as I enjoyed writing it. I welcome bug reports and other feedback. You can reach out to me by e-mail at, by commenting on my blog,, or by commenting on the Scarlet Moon thread on

I would especially be interested to hear what kind of character you played, how many times you got spanked, and how many times you administered a spanking. Special kudos to people who managed to beat the game without getting spanked once, and who beat the game without spanking anyone once.


Keiko's bedroom door burst open, and Adrian nearly flashed into Scarlet Moon right then and there. Keiko wore a pair of jeans and the t-shirt of some band or other Adrian had never heard of. Keiko pointed her finger at Adrian and Juliana. "YOU! Adrian the Sneaky and Juliana the Bouncy!"

"The Bouncy?" Juliana cocked her head. She jiggled her boobs and grinned. "I am that, aren't I?"

Keiko blushed. "That wasn't what I–"

"Oh don't be embarrassed, you wouldn't be the first girl I've turned straight as a circle." Juliana winked at Keiko.

Keiko's face darkened further, and she stammered incoherently.



Adrian landed four more hard and fast strokes to Keiko's left lower cheek. Keiko bounced up and down on the bed, her small butt bobbing up and down.

"It hurts!" wailed the girl.

"Of course it does," said Adrian. He ran his hand across Keiko's left cheek, and landed a stinging stroke to the girl's left sitspot. "I'm not doing this for my health. Besides, we're already halfway done."

"Only halfway?" wailed Keiko.

Adrian stepped back a moment to give Keiko a bit of a break. Juliana sat down on the bed next to her.

"Keiko, you have to relax your bottom," said Juliana, running one hand over the girl's toasty bum. "Tensing'll just makes it more sore later. Trust me, I know. The key to surviving a spanking is to stay relaxed. Just roll with it."

Keiko muttered something incoherent.

"Just take a deep breath, and focus on relaxing." Juliana glanced at Adrian, who stepped forward. She removed her hand, and instead started rubbing Keiko's back.



Tempestas slammed into Scarlet Moon with enough force to send them both skidding across the ground.



A lego tentacle whipped up in front of Scarlet Moon's face. The tip of the tentacle reformed into a broad, flat paddle lined with holes.




Adrian shoved the door open, and stumbled out. Juliana bolted towards the dark buildings. Adrian bolted after her.

As the two vanished into the dark, they heard one last cry from Buzzsaw. "Run all you want Globoy! You can't escape me! By the time I'm done with you, you'll wish you'd never heard the name BUZZSAW!"

The two charged down a side street, running until the car was well out of sight. The two hunkered down in the shadowed doorway of a decrepit office building.

Juliana put her hands on her head and sucked in long, deep breaths.

Adrian put his hands on his knees and tried not to pass out.

NOTE: Adrian now knows the power Scarlet Beam. Scarlet Beam increases your attrition by 1, but gives you an additional action: Shoot. Shoot is a lot like Attack, except it doesn't trigger Retaliation. Retaliation allows a character to retaliate anytime they get Attacked. Nobody has retaliation for a while, so for now it's basically a second attack.




"We're just heading to a more secluded place to comfort our friend," said Juliana with subtle sexiness. She clapped her hands in front of her, her forearms putting a little bit of pressure on her substantial breasts. She leaned forward a little, and batted her eyelashes at the man.

"B-but, you shoved me! I twisted my ankle you brat."

"Don't be silly. I merely stumbled and was reaching out to a strong man to hold me. You were the obvious choice," cooed Juliana as she siddled up to the man and let her breasts rub against his arm. "I'm just so klutzy. So how about you let me buy you a drink as an apology, and we let bygones be bygones?"

"Hmm." The man wrapped his arm around her waist. He pivoted, bent her over his hip, wrapped his arm around her lower back, and began spanking her exposed brown globes. "No."

Juliana squealed and kicked.



Scarlet Moon landed on the roof of a grocery store a few blocks away from Silver Tower (and the ever growing media circus). He opened a hidden trapdoor and pulled out a backpack with some clothing.



The two fell asleep. They were awoken by a knock at the door. Sunlight streamed in through the window. Natalie groggily lifted her head.

"It's me," said Juliana. "I've got some information, come on."

Natalie was out of bed before Juliana had finished speaking. Natalie pulled Adrian out of the bed. "Come on, Dad needs our help."

"Don't get too excited," said Juliana. "I don't think you'll like what I have to say."







Bright zipped beneath Scarlet Moon, her blade sweeping across Scarlet Moon's belly. Scarlet Moon grunted in pain. He lashed a cord to the ground and zipped into the dirt. Bright smirked. She unleashed a hail of golden bolts.

Scarlet Moon zigzagged out of the clearing in a cloud of snow, thogh not before getting tagged in the thigh by a bolt. Scarlet Moon yelped and ducked behind a tree trunk.

"Really now SM, giving up the high ground so easily?" Bright fluttered into the trees. "Don't you know he who rules the air, rules the battle–"

Scarlet Moon spun around the trunk and lashed a cord to Bright's chest. Bright yelped and grabbed the cord. Scarlet Moon braced himself. Power flowed into his arms and legs and he tugged with all his might, yanking Bright into the dirt.

Bright scrambled to her feet while Scarlet Moon charged. He lifted his saber above his head and brought it down on Bright with all his might. Bright hastily raised her saber to block the ferocious assault. Red and gold sparks swirled around them as blades clashed. Bright fell to one knee, and her arms buckled under the force of the blow.



Scarlet Moon flared his shield and threw an elbow at Leopard. Or tried to. Nausea roiled his stomach, and Leopard easily caught the elbow. The woman tucked Scarlet Moon under her arm and unleashed a torrent of stinging smacks to Scarlet Moon's naked ass.

"Bad superhero! Bad! Bad! Bad!"

Scarlet Moon squealed and kicked.

"You lost fair and square, so no. More. Struggling!" Leopard ended with three extra hard smacks to Scarlet Moon's right sitspot. Scarlet Moon howled around his gag, and stuck his legs out straight, before slumping into Leopard's grip.

"You gonna keep resising?" Leopard gave Scarlet Moon's limp body a shake. "No? Good!"



He grabbed the woman's daisy dukes and tore them in half, revealing a very lacy pair of navy blue panties that exposed more of her bum than they covered.

"Hey," said the Whistler. "Those were some of my favorite shorts."

"Girl you're about to have a whole lot more to worry about than your shorts." Scarlet Moon smacked the exposed swell of the Whistler's right cheek with bum-bouncing force. The Whistler squealed, and kicked her legs.

Scarlet Moon traced the brand new scarlet handprint on the woman's right cheek.



"What could possibly be more important–" David stopped and massaged his forehead. "I'm sorry. There are more important things, and it's none of my business, what's going on. I just, look. I think you've got the potential to be a great software engineer. And if you're good, it's a really great career. Really great. Six figure income, challenging problems, consistent work hours, that sort of thing. Well, mostly consistent. Probably depends on where you work, and the health of your team. But anyway, I don't want to see you lose your opportunity, is all. College debt's a big enough weight around your neck as it is. It's even worse when you don't have anything to show for it."

"I'll keep that in mind." Adrian smiled.

David grimaced suspiciously. "Seriously. Or I'll have to start turning up the heat."

Adrian shifted uneasily from foot to foot. "Umm, I'll uh, I kinda need to go."

"OK. But remember what I said. Not gonna let you flame out." David walked away. "Talk to Natalie."



David grabbed Adrian's upper arm and pulled him towards a nearby bench.

"Wait, David don't." Adrian pulled back, but David proved stronger than he was willing to pretend to be.

Figures his TA was the one computer nerd who knew his way around the gym.

David sat down.




Prometheus shruggged. "Meh. I don't know of any Greek chicks associated with fire, do you?"

"And you went Greek because…"

"Duh. Poseidon." Prometheus gestured to her silent companion. "What else you gonna call a guy who can control water?"

"Hydrant-Man? Aquadick? H2-Asshole?"

Poseidon raised an eyebrow.

Prometheus grinned. "Ooh, I like you. Feisty. Fiery. Cocky. It'll be so much fun spanking your ass on national television."



A man and a woman stood on the stage in the middle of the arena.

The man had thick ice-blue shoulder-length hair. He wore a light blue speedo with glittery blue-white swirls evocative of snowflakes. The speedo outlined a round, firm bottom, and long, athletic legs. He was barefoot. Pale blue eyes looked out from a matching butterfly mask that obscured the top half of his face. He was tall, 6', and muscular. He was wet, like he'd just been in a pool, or sprayed himself with a hose. He stood with his arms crossed, impassively watching the arena.

The woman had a mane of fiery red hair that extended to the small of her back. She wore a fiery red PVC bra with glittery swirls evocative of flames, showing off a very round, ample pair of breasts. She wore a matching pair of PVC hotpants that left the lower quarter of her small, firm, round bottom exposed. She topped off the ensemble with a pair of fiery red PVC high-heeled thigh boots. A matching butterfly mask obscured the top half of her face. Her red eyes danced all over the arena, a broad grin on her face.

Two of them. Wonderful. Scarlet Moon took a deep breath, and wrenched the window open. He slipped in and swung out into the middle of the arena. He released his cord, flipped in midair, and landed on the stage in front of the pair. He put his fists on his hips and struck a heroic pose.



Juliana grinned when he saw Adrian. She wore a pair of close-fitting sweatpants and fitted hoody. "So, you wearing the new outfit?"

Adrian shook his head.

Juliana pouted. "You're no fun, you know that?"



"Fuck you," snarled Buzzsaw, thrashing and bucking across Adrian's knee. "When I get up-"

"You'll be very sad and contrite. Now shut up and take your medicine." Adrian reached around Buzzsaw's waist and began pulling down her jeans. Then Adrian's fingers brushed a leather belt around Buzzsaw's waist.

A very thick leather belt.



"Right, sorry," said Generalissima. "I knew Princess was involved. Just knew it. Scarlet Moon, can you move that machinery a bit more? Anklyana and I need to go to work."

"I'm not going to trigger a meltdown or something am I?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Oh please," said Generalissima. Scarlet Moon could hear her roll her eyes. "If moving machinery triggered a nuclear meltdown, we'd all be irradiated green freaks by now."

"Come to think of it–" said Anklyana.

"Our powers are not caused by radiation," said Generalissima.

"Obviously," said Bright over their radios. "I am neither green, nor a freak."

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath and pulled the machinery away from the crystal-imbued terminal. He was just dusting off his hands when Tempestas and Bright arrived.

Tempestas leaned against the railing and took a deep breath. "Woof, I've got to figure out that flying thing. Keeping up with you is exhausting."

Bright smirked. Her golden wings faded. "I could always carry you."

Tempestas grunted sourly. "Not in a million years."



"OK, let them up," said Generalissima. "I'm sorry guys. I did not enjoy listening to that. But we've got to be smart."

Bright floated to the ground and put Scarlet Moon down. Anklyana stood up. The two danced around the room, rubbing their bottoms and crying. They slowly calmed themselves down, and the blaze in their bottoms eventually faded to a barely bearable burn.

"OOh, I'm never gonna sit again," moaned Anklyana.

"I know that feeling," said Tempestas sardonically.

"So what now?" asked Anklyana.

"Now, we need to look around," said Generalissima. "And hope Blood Moon left something behind. Let's start with the reactor room."



Juliana's smile faded a little. "Hey now, I know she's got a scary super power, but she's a bull in a china shop. We got this, don't worry."








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


All the century-old Christmas music and colorful Christmas decorations would have made the mall literally bounce if it weren't for the massive crush of people scrambling to finish their shopping.

The quartet slogged through the crowds. Juliana and Keiko jabbered excitedly, pointing out this store and that. Adrian walked next to Natalie, who stuck close to Adrian, practically touching. Her eyes darted about and she kept her hands close to her body in a vain attempt to avoid brushing against strangers.

"There!" Keiko dramatically jabbed a finger at a Booky McBookstore. "That is–"

"Hey, watch it!" A woman jerked her head away from Keiko's finger. She grabbed Keiko's wrist and spun her around. She peppered Keiko's small, jeans-clad bottom, making the petite girl squirm and yelp. "You almost took my eye out you rude little brat."

"Sorry, sorry," said Keiko. She tried to dance away from the woman.

"Oh no you don't." The woman bent Keiko over her hip and really went to town on the Canadian's small ass.

Keiko squawked and kicked.



Juliana's lips thinned. She pulled off her dress. She wore a teeny tiny little aquamarine g-string bikini that showed off every inch of her firm yet bouncy bottom, and all but the most important bits of her pillowy breasts. "I'll happily play. Come on Adrian."


Juliana grabbed Adrian's wrist and dragged him to the net. "No buts, only fun. Besides, you could use the exercise."

"Got enough exercise the other night," muttered Adrian.

Juliana gave Adrian a sad puppy face.

Adrian sighed and removed his outer clothing.



"So, this power, near as I could tell it comes out of nowhere. So probably an interdimensional portal," said Juliana.


"Seriously." Juliana flicked her fingers at the necklace. "Remember that teeny tiny strand of energy I had you send into the scanner? Send that into the necklace."

There was a flash of red light, and Scarlet Moon stood where Adrian had a moment before.

Scarlet Moon gasped and looked down at his costume. "What in-"

"It was sitting in my closet, where your clothing is now. Send another thread into the necklace."

Another flash of light and Adrian stood where Scarlet Moon had before.

"Well this is convenient."

"Heck yeah it is. Think of the potential–"

"I really hope that's not you I'm hearing Miss Amaya. I pray to God I'm just getting delusional in my old age." Dr. Parks Kyung-Sook's voice echoed through the lab.

Juliana's face paled.



Juliana wore a miniscule, teal string bikini that covered the bare minimum and literally nothing else. Alex wore a red cheeky bikini that covered most, but not quite all of her bottom, and Natalie wore a fairly modest one piece.

"I can't believe I'm sitting on a private island, drinking some fruity thingamabob on the beach," said Natalie.

"I mean, it was the least Mom could do. You know, with her eldest daughter kidnapping you and all." Alex settled into her chair and sighed. "Talk about scandals. Glad I'm not in either of their shoes."

The four sat in silence for a few minutes, nothing to be heard except the crash of ocean on shore.

"You think Bernice is gonna keep her job?" asked Natalie.

"I'm not worried," said Juliana. "She is only member of the force to come out as a Supreme. Your dad's not gonna let her go. Now, whether she'll ever sit again, that's still an open question."

Waves crashed against the shore.

"You know Alex," said Juliana.

"Yes?" said Alex warily.

"You know how you totally betrayed us?" asked Juliana. "Don't you think you should, you know, pay a penalty for that?"

"Oh come on, I made a mistake," said Alex, sitting up. "I was scared, ok? And besides, I pulled through in the end right? That was epic right? And totally clever. You have to admit it was clever."




"Don't you dare talk back to me," Juliana grabbed Adrian's french braid and bent him over, his round ass pressing against his jeans. "What you did was stupid, reckless, and could have gotten someone hurt."

"Hey don't go blaming me. It's not my fault they were a bunch of panicky–oww!" Adrian bent his knees away from Juliana as something small and wooden struck the seat of his jeans.

Juliana peppered Adrian's bobbing bottom with the small hairbrush, leaving searing points of pain all over Adrian's upthrust buttocks. "You will answer my question, or you will say nothing."



Flamed rippled up Prometheus' biceps. She yanked Scarlet Moon's arms apart and rammed her elbow into the hero's nose. Scarlet Moon's head snapped back. Prometheus stepped forward, pivoted, and kicked Scarlet Moon hard enough to send him flying back into the alleyway.



Scarlet Moon flicked his left wrist and sent a thick crimson cord flying down to wrap around the thug. He sucked the cord back into his forcefield.




The paddles picked up their pace. They blurred through the air, battering the heroes' bottoms so fast, each stroke blurred into another. Their bottoms bounced and wobbled frantically. Their hips squirmed, their legs flailed and wails of pain erupted from their throats.

It went on and on. Scarlet Moon closed his eyes to hold back tears. His entire world shrank down to the inferno suffusing every inch of his svelt bottom. His kicking slowed then stopped, his limbs too tired to keep it up. He sagged against the lego monstrosity's torso, his abs burning too much to hold him up any longer.

"Now that's what I'm talking about," said Princess smugly. "Release them Legostopheles. They need a time out."

A lego tentacle wrapped around Scarlet Moon and lowered him to the ground next to Tempestas. Scarlet Moon fell to one knee and gingerly rubbed his burning cheeks. Tempestas hopped from one foot to the other, rubbing her naked buttocks and mewling.

"Maybe I should just stop wearing pants," muttered Tempestas.




They entered the main room to find two more of their suitemates waiting for them: Alexandra and Vanessa.

Alexandra lounged on the sofa, playing with her phone. She was very tall even without heels. She had long, toned legs and a slender-but-toned build: thin waist, smallish breasts, flat stomach and bubble butt. She had rich chestnut hair draped over the arm of the couch and held out of her face by a golden hairband. She wore a short white skater skirt, and a tight black off-the-shoulder crop top that bared her shoulders and midriff.

Vanessa sat curled up in an over-sized recliner with a book open in her lap. She was of average height, and had a voluptuous, hourglass figure: substantial breasts, reasonably narrow waist, wide hips and large, protruding bubble butt. She had lily white skin and shoulder-length raven black hair tied back into a ponytail. She wore a pair of dark blue cut-off jean shorts and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the rictus grin of the heavy metal band Vicious.



"Isn't this how the game's played?" asked the woman, laughter bubbling beneath her words. Her leather-clad fingers danced across Scarlet Moon's spandex straining against his round orbs, scattering little pinpricks of squirmy, ticklish sparks through the thin spandex and across Scarlet Moon's skin.

Scarlet Moon yelped and wiggled, his trim thigh bumping against the woman's flared hip.

"The noble hero chases after the clever thief, falls into the thief's dastardy trap and gets his cute bottom soundly spanked." The woman's hand struck Scarlet Moon's right sitspot hard enough to drive a shriek from Scarlet Moon's throat.

The woman swayed through the office, her leather-clad palm bouncing off of Scarlet Moon's round cheeks. The woman's apple bottom rotated beneath Scarlet Moon's nose, the firm mounds rolling beneath tight leather, a thong seam drawing extra emphasis to the tight hemispheres.

Scarlet Moon yelped and cycled his feet. He wrapped his arm around the woman's slender waist, seeking support against the pain blooming across his all but unprotected, wobbling buttocks.

A door opened, and the woman glided into a standard office, swatting away at Scarlet Moon's bottom as she went. A desk drawer slid open and closed. The woman sat down on a tall stool in the center of the room, and swung Scarlet Moon around and over her muscular lap. Scarlet Moon found himself staring at cheap office carpet. His hands and feet dangled a foot or so above the floor, making him feel even more like a naughty toddler.



Juliana scoffed. "With this many officers around? No way even he'd be that dumb."



Dr. Parks wrapped her arm around Juliana's hips and peppered her bottom with her palm.

Juliana shrieked and kicked.

"Did you respond with 'Yes ma'am' or 'No ma'am?'"

"Ouch! Ouch! Oww! Oooh! No-ouch-ouch-ooh-ooh-ouch! No ma'am. Ouch Ouch, owww! Wa-a-a-a!"

"You will not pull those up until I'm out of sight. Understand?"

"Wa-a-a-a-a yes-oww!-oww!-oww! Yes ma'am. Ouch-Owwwwww!"

"Good." Dr. Parks released Juliana. Juliana danced in place as best she could in heels with her slacks around her ankles. She whimpered and mewled, desperately trying to rub the sting out of her bare buttocks. The soft flesh bounced, rippled, and jiggled with her bouncing and massaging.

Dr. Parks took Juliana by the ear and pulled her towards the door. "Come along now girl. The sooner we get you home the sooner you can work on your homework, or play a video game or whatever it is girls do these days when they're not working themselves to death."

The two left and the lights shut off. The door lock clicked.

Well. This was problematic.



"I see," said David. "Juliana, why don't you go join your brother?"

"Me?" cried Juliana. "I didn't do anything!"

"You supported his lie," said David.

"I was just looking out for my brother," said Juliana. "Don't look at me like that! I'm not going over there, and you can't make me!"

"I bet Sam could. He's on door duty right now, but I'm sure he won't mind the interruption."

"Fine," said Juliana sulkily. There was a rustling, presumably as Juliana pushed her jeans down. "Asshole."

The couch cushions twisted and rolled as Juliana clambered up next to Adrian and bent over the back of the couch, thrusting her thick caramel cheeks, almost certainly left completely unobscured by a tiny thong if Adrian knew his sister, into the air next to Adrian's bare bottom.

Juliana scowled at Adrian and elbowed him in the side. "See if I ever stick my neck out for you again."




"Scarlet Moon, wake up! Wake up!"

Scarlet Moon stood in front of Succubus, the villain's eyes blazing with a dark, dark red light.

Succubus gestured to a table that had appeared next to her. "Bend over and offer your naughty bottom to Mistress."

Scarlet Moon stepped up to the edge of the table, and bent over it, his spandex-clad cheeks rounding into a full moon. He locked his knees, arched his back, and waited.

"Scarlet Moon! Wake up! Wake-"

A sharp, square-shaped sting bloomed on the middle of Scarlet Moon's right cheek. Succubus whipped a purple and black riding crop into the middle of Scarlet Moon's left cheek. The crop whistled as it rose and fell, slapping Scarlet Moon's exposed buttocks in a rapid right-left-right-left tempo. The crop's small leather square struck a different place with every stroke, and it wasn't long before small stinging squares coated Scarlet Moon's plump bottom.

"She's trying to control you! Don't listen to her! Fight back!"

"That's right," said Succubus with a mix of venom and nectar as the crop lashed Scarlet Moon's buttocks. "Take your whipping. This'll teach you to try to ruin my fun!"



Silence. Nothing moved. Eventually, the lights lit back up, and Scarlet Moon's ear piece crackled.

He sighed in frustration and put his hand to his ear. "Hey Generalissima."

"Lost signal for a while there. Find the thief?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"No. They got away."

"Well, poo," said Generalissima. "Ah well, might as well come home. Probably want to go to bed early, you've got to work tomorrow right?"



Leopard shook Napier. "What the hell is wrong with you? You can't beat me you overstuffed meatball!"

Napier punched Leopard in the gut. "If you think 'can't's gonna make me quit, then you don't know me very well!"

Leopard's fist slammed into Napier's gut. Once. Twice. Three times. She threw him to the ground and stomped on his chest.

Adrian dashed for a dark corner behind the stage.

"Stop it, stop it, stop it!" wailed Natalie, clutching her father's groaning form. "Leave him alone, he's just trying to do his job!"

Leopard grinned. She pulled a blowgun off her belt.

Adrian sprinted for the corner, desperately praying nobody would notice him.

"Well, chief if you're gonna insist on fighting me, let's at least make it interesting," said Leopard.

"No, what are you doing?" wailed Natalie.

"Shut up kid. Nobody likes a crybaby," said Leopard.

Adrian dove behind the stage, his hand lancing up to clutch his necklace.

Leopard slid a dart into the blowgun.

A faint flash of red light.

Leopard put the blowgun to her lips, pointed at Natalie.

Natalie stared at the blowgun, her body shook, tears in her eyes.

A scarlet cord lashed onto Leopard's wrist and jerked it away from her mouth.



He deflated a little when he saw the grade on his test. But he leaned forward and tried to follow what David was saying.

He'd be damned if he was going to let supervillains ruin his education.



The two stood in silence for a moment, then Vanessa glanced at her watch. "It's getting late, so I think I'll head to bed."

"Yeah, I'm gonna shower." Adrian headed towards the bathroom. "See you tomorrow."

"Have a good night."





The cat coiled and leapt at Scarlet Moon with blurring speed. Scarlet Moon lurched backwards as razor sharp claws raked his chest. His shield flared, blunting the impact enough not to break skin, but only just barely. Scarlet Moon leapt over the cat and reached for Juliana. The cat front-flipped and kicked Scarlet Moon in the gut, sending his flying into the air.

"Urgh, I think I might be getting sick," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon lashed chords to the cat, binding arms and legs. The cat snarled and tore the chords apart.



Adrian returned to his suite, to find Juliana sitting in an armchair watching TV.

Before either could say anything, Vanessa entered the common room. "There you are, come on we've got to get ready."



Napier's belt lashed Adrian's svelt bottom without mercy. His bottom wobbled and jumped. Tears flowed freely down Adrian's face. Between the pain, the shock, the unexpected betrayal, Adrian couldn't hold them back. He shrieked and sobbed as Napier lit his ass on fire.

Napier released Adrian.



"You shouldn't listen to them." Juliana switched off the video. "They're paid to talk, so that's what they're gonna do."

"This was a bad idea," said Adrian. "Never should have listened to you."

"Don't be ridiculous–"



"What are you doing? Get away from me!" said the villain, crawling backwards away from the slowly approaching Scarlet Moon.

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!"

Scarlet Moon looked around the restaurant. Glassy eyes were replaced with an assortment of angry glares and scared stares.

Succubus angrily kicked her legs. "Let go of me! Obey, damn you! OBEOOWW!"

Scarlet Moon landed four hard, fast smacks to the middle of each cheek.

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.

Scarlet Moon whapped Succubus' left cheek with the paddle. Succubus' legs went up and she squealed.




"What was that?" asked Marie.

"Nothing." Scarlet Moon looked over his shoulder at Bernice. "Sorry, Bernice, but she's right. I'm looking for your siblings, Pauline and Leonard. I think they're Prometheus and Poseidon. And what's worse, they've fallen in with a really bad crowd."



Adrian peeled off the outfit and went looking for something a bit more modest. He was going to the gym to get stronger and faster, not laid.

Once dressed, he stepped back into the common room.

Gameplay NOTE: Don't forget to change your outfit into something reasonable for the gym.



Particle beams lanced to either side of them. Scarlet Moon flared his shield just in time to catch a particle beam that would have struck him in the shoulder.

The helicopter lurched sideways, sending the two swinging like a penduluum.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared with a red light.

"No scarlet beams," said Juliana. "We don't need flaming helicopter parts raining down on pedestrians."

"Right, collateral damage," said Scarlet Moon.

"What?" said the officer. She held Scarlet Moon's waist in a death grip.

"Nothing," said Scarlet Moon. "Hey, you scared of heights?"

"It scales with how high up we are." The woman tightened her grip on Scarlet Moon. "We're really high up."



"If I know Natalie, there's no way she decided to put on that costume, especially that costume, without a bit of peer pressure," said Tempestas. "So I'm trying to decide which of Natalie's friends you look most like."

Tempestas snapped her fingers. "Right. You're the one who was helping me put up the banner. Natalie's boyfriend. Whats-yer-name, erm Adrian. Yeah, that's it."



"Right? Let me get changed, then we can buy all the things and blow this popsicle stand."



"Put her down," barked the one in the white dress, pulling a particle beam out of her purse and firing it at Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon ducked, but he needn't have bothered; the shot went way wide and splattered harmlessly against a chandelier.

The other two charged as best they could in elegant ballroom dresses and heels.



Mr. Cuddles pushed itself back to its feet.

"You," said Princess in a rough voice.

"Me," said Tempestas.

"I am sick and tired of both of you," said Princess.

"Yo momma's sick and tired of both of you," said Tempestas.

"Mr. Cuddles's gonna beat your ass so hard, you'll wear nothing but thongs for a month!" said Princess.



Slowly Anklyana eased her deathgrip on the rafter, and Scarlet Moon pulled her off. The green field faded, and the roof started to collapse.

"Let's go!" said Tempestas, perching on a second floor railing. "I'd rather not have ten tons of steel fall on my head!"

Scarlet Moon swung past the railing. "You and me–"

"Mommy! Mommy!" A small child stumbled out of a corner somewhere, clutching a shredded teddy bear, tears covering her face.

"Shit!" said Tempestas.

The ceiling collapsed. Anklyana jerked out of Scarlet Moon's arms.

"Anklyana!" shrieked Generalissima.

A steel girder struck Scarlet Moon in the shoulder. Anklyana, and the child vanished in a curtain of dust and steel.

Acting purely on instinct, Scarlet Moon swung backwards, buffetted by a gust of wind. Tempestas flew past.



Prometheus wove twin fiery serpents around herself and snapped them at Scarlet Moon like whips. Scarlet Moon twisted around the serpents. He fired a few quick bursts, forcing Prometheus to dance backwards. He lashed a cord to Prometheus' chest and yanked the woman into the air. Prometheus wreathed herself in flames and kicked Scarlet Moon in the face. Scarlet Moon backflipped, lashed cords to the pool wall, and zipped backwards, firing a scarlet beam as he went.

Prometheus blocked the beam with a sheet of fire, swirled the flames into a battering ram, and flung it at the hero.

Scarlet Moon rolled across the wall. The battering ram cascaded across the brick wall, flames licking Scarlet Moon's shield.

"Why are you doing this?" asked Scarlet Moon. He zipped onto the belltower in the middle of the quad. "Why terrorize a bunch of kids?"

"Because I can." Prometheus' eyes sparked. Flames swirled around him. "Because a new world order is beginning. One where–"

Scarlet Moon blasted her right in the kisser.



"I'm fine! Get the thief!" said Anklyana.

Without missing a beat, Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to a nearby air conditioning unit and whipped around, landing on the edge of the roof. He looked around. Nothing. No movement, no sound. Nothing.

"Generalissima?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Ok, so when Supremes use their powers, there's some waste," said Generalissima. "I figured out a way to track that waste. Like footprints. One second…"

A fine red mist overlaid Scarlet Moon's vision, with bursts of darker red leading into a window in a building across the street.

"That red mist? That's the background Glow," said Generalissima smugly. "You know how after a few minutes, you start to recover after a fight? Well, you're pulling energy from that background Glow."

"I assume the darker red is waste from the thief?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Yup. Be careful."



There was a sudden crunch. The plate nestled between Scarlet Moon's bottom and his heels snapped and flew into the wheel, smashing the fragile machinery to bits.

"Interesting," said Leopard. "Stronger than I expected."

Scarlet Moon let out a deep sigh, the sudden cessation of leather across his bum euphoric. Tempestas' shrieks of pain rang out in the small alcove. Scarlet Moon glanced at Tempestas' monitor. Tempestas was still stuck in the ceiling, her bottom still being burned by the whirling wheel.

Scarlet Moon took a deep breath. He closed his eyes and blotted out Tempestas' wails. He found the warm center of his power. He immersed himself in it, swam through it. Became it. Scarlet Moon opened his eyes, now glowing with scarlet light. He slammed his knees against the wall. The wall shook and bowed a little, but did not give. Again. Again.

"Fascinating," said Leopard.



Quick as lightning, Leopard pivoted and fired a dart at Scarlet Moon.

The dart struck Scarlet Moon in the shoulder. Icy hot agony ripped through Scarlet Moona like a frenzied monster. Scarlet Moon shrieked. He fell the roof, spasming in agony. Incredible strength surged through his limbs. His fingers brushed the roof and tore a great gouge in it, while everything sped up around his. A bone-deep, total weakness unlike anything Scarlet Moon had ever felt ripped through his limbs, while everyone around his slowed down.

Scarlet Moon snarled. When things slowed down again, he ran forward, fist cocked. When things sped up, and strength burned through his muscles, he swung his fist, knocking Leopard twenty feet straight up.

Hot agony ripped through his, and he fell to his knees, wailing and clutching his sides.

Soothing green light wrapped itself around his. The agony faded, and a sick yellow light flowed from him to Anklyana, where it turned a healthy green.

Leopard slammed into the ceiling. She pushed herself to her feet, looking woozy for the first time that night.

"So much for your trump card," said Anklyana. Sweat ran down her face, and she was breathing heavily.

"Don't worry, I still got plenty of aces!" Leopard leapt at Anklyana.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Anklyana has learned two new powers: Stasisaurus and Empathysaurus. Stasisaurus inflicts Anklyana with the Stasis status. So long as Stasis is active, at the start of her turn, Anklyana will be cured of the worst status inflicitng her (including buffs) except for Stasis. For each status cured, she will take damage equal to the remaining duration of the status.

Empathysaurus allows her to transfer the worst status inflicting a target from them to her, and cuts the duration of the transferred status in half (rounded up).



Adrian stepped out into the hallway.

Tania's emerald eyes lit up. Her ruby lips turned up into a smile. Tania wore a slinky, elegant, long-sleeved black dress. The dress extended to her ankles, and hugged every arc of her ample curves. A diamond was cut out of the chest, providing a tantalizing glimpse into the depths of Tania's ample chest. White heels pushed her a few inches above her already intimidating six feet. She wore a white knitted shawl over her arms and shoulders.

"Turn around for me kitten," said Tania.

Adrian did as asked, slowly rotating in place, rocking his hips back and forth as he went.

When he came back around, he found himself staring into the exposed valley of Tania's ample breasts. Tania had entered the room while Adrian spun. She was now inches away. Adrian could see nothing but Tania. Hear nothing but Tania. Feel nothing but Tania.



Dana reached into her pack and pulled out a binder. "Noneless, I would appreciate it if you worked on reducing it. I assume you're trying to find Succubus?"

"Or what she's planning."

Dana grinned. "Well, we just so happen to know."

"And you're willing to help me because…"

Marie rolled her eyes. "A supervillain is about to attack one of the most successful and well-known entrepreneurs in the country, and you're asking that question? You're even dumber than you look."

"Marie please don't antagonize the superhero," said Dana. "We haven't much time."



Eight minutes later, eight hands clutched eight ankles, and eight exposed, cherry-red cheeks quivered anxiously.

Adrian took long, slow breaths, trying to keep still despite the hideous burn the officer's belt had already left in his plump globes. His breath hitched every time the officer's boots clomped behind him.


Vanessa grunted. The belt snapped another half a dozen times. Vanessa whimpered and bobbed her bottom. Adrian gnawed on his lower lip, his knees quivering.

"What were you kids thinking?" asked the cop. The boots clomped back and forth. "This is a market, a place of fun and festivals, not cussing and brawls. You have a disagreement, you talk about it. Get me?"

"Yes ma'am," said the four in unison.


Leggy squeaked. The belt snapped six more times. Leggy shook her head, her long tresses flying out around her. Her knees buckled, and her bottom jumped up and down.



Adrian and Natalie stepped out of Juliana's door. As soon as the door was closed, Natalie took a deep breath.

"I really wish she'd stop treating this like a game," she muttered. "My dad's being held by some lunatic, and she's acting like a kid with a new video game."

Adrian puts a comforting hand on Natalie's shoulder.



Buzzsaw cracked Adrian hard on the bottom and shoved Adrian onto his knees next to his friends. "No more talking."

"Oh Buzzsaw, what's the fun in that?" asked a smooth, smug voice.

"No way," breathed Alex in a shaky voice.



"Ah, the silent, serious type." Prometheus smirked. "Let's see how quiet you stay!"



David raised an eyebrow. "Are you saying you didn't deserve a sting in your tail?"

Adrian rocked from one foot to the other. "Define 'deserve.'"

David laughed. He grabbed Adrian's hand. "Come on, let's start dancing before you get yourself in more trouble."



Scarlet Moon fired a scarlet beam at Blood Moon. A magenta shield flared around Blood Moon.

Blood Moon smirked. "Come now Adrian, you'll need to do better than that."

Scarlet Moon charged, weaving a spring around his fist. He punched Blood Moon. Blood Moon flew backwards, but a scarlet cord attached to the ceiling zipped him right back in, footfirst. Scarlet Moon blocked a kick with his forearm and zipped into the air after Blood Moon. He lashed a cord to Blood Moon's back, and flowed power into his fists. Blood Moon pivoted and wove a scarlet shield. Scarlet Moon's fist slammed into the shield in a flare of red light.

Blood Moon wove a magenta staff and spun in midair. One end caught Scarlet Moon in the side and slammed him into the wall, while the other caught Anklyana in the temple, sending the girl staggering sideways.

Scarlet Moon fired another beam at Blood Moon, who twisted around the blast and threw himself at Scarlet Moon fist leading. Scarlet Moon deflected the fist and kicked Blood Moon in the chest. The supervillain retaliated with an open hand slap that very nearly tore through the green shield surrounding Scarlet Moon.

Scarlet Moon leapt up, braced his feet against his double's chest and kicked him across the room. Blood Moon's shield flared as he smashed through a computer terminal.



"That is not a thing I needed to hear," said Juliana.

"You started the fantasy. Don't go griping at me because I finished it."

Juliana laughed and gave Adrian a playful swat. "Go put on some makeup you little brat, while I get changed."



"You know, all I wanted was a gregarious hero I could banter with while beating his ass. Is that too much to ask?"

Scarlet Moon said nothing.

"I suppose so." Succubus' eyes flashed red. "Clarence, fire!"



"Why didn't you ask me?" asked David. "In fact, I was gonna ask if you needed one, but Sam lost his balance."

"Sorry," said Sam, shrugging.

"Dude, don't be. It's why you have a spotter." David gave Adrian a stern look. "So you don't hurt yourself."



Adrian fell back into his pillow.



Scarlet Moon kicked the vent out and shot the lead guard right in the kisser. He swung out of the vent and wrapped a cord around a second guard, flinging him into the third.

They were down before Scarlet Moon landed.

There was a clang above him, followed by a yelp.

"Bet you weren't expecting to play babysitter," said Juliana.

"To Vanessa and a cop? No." Scarlet Moon leapt back up into the grate. Bernice had Vanessa face down on the grate, an arm twisted behind her back. Her skirt was pulled up around her waist, exposing a pair of milky globes in a white thong. A collection of red handprints were scattered across the pale orbs.

"You're stronger than you look brat." Bernice smacked Vanessa's right cheek, making it bounce. "But you haven't got years of training in hand to hand combat."

"And I have superpowers." Scarlet Moon lifted Bernice off of Vanessa. "So let's keep our hands to ourselves, 'kay?"

"Hey, she's the one who attacked a cop," said Bernice.

"You called my mother a whore," said Vanessa, pushing herself up and shoving her skirt down.

"I was just kidding."

"It's not funny."




Sam battered Adrian's bottom with slow, hard blows. With each stroke, Adrian rocked against the couch, and clenched as the brush bit deeply into sensitive flesh.

"Why am I spanking you?" asked Sam after a moment.

"Because you're a control freak," snapped Adrian.

Juliana groaned.

A torrential downpour of smacks splattered across Adrian's vulnerable ass, making him yelp and squirm and kick. The blows landed with the speed and strength that only a toned althlete could pull off, and it wasn't long before tears began to gather.

"Let's try that again," said Sam, punctuating the statement with an extra stingy blow to Adrian's right thigh. "Why am I spanking you?"

Adrian sniffed. "For staying out past curfew."

"And what else?" asked Sam, punctuating the question with a blow to Adrian's left sitspot. "There were two."


Sam landed three swift strokes to Adrian's left cheek. "Did you bend over and take your spanking like an adult?"



Delryn tipped the beach chair, sending the two young adults sprawling across the sand. She grabbed Alexandra around the waist, sat down in the chair, and pulled the mostly naked woman across her large lap. She rained hard slaps down on Alexandra's exposed, jiggly butt.

"Ow, ow, ow!" Alexandra squirmed. "How dare you! When–oww–mommy hears of this–"

"Hopefully, she'll take a hairbrush to your naked little butt until it's been permanently engraved onto your skin." Delryn battered Alexandra's bouncing bottom with impressive speed and strength. "I find that highly unlikely. So I'll just have to pick up the slack."

Alexandra kicked and squealed like a schoolgirl taking her very first spanking. Delryn's hand nonetheless rose and fell with the same brutal pace.

"I just wanted to get this sticky shit off of me," wailed Alexandra.

"Is that so?" The boss swatted the plump, bouncing rear. "Perhaps you could have just asked nicely then, hmm?"

"Give me a–ouch!–break! How am I ever going to get this off my bathing suit–yow!–or, God, out of my hair?"

"I'll happily help you. You just need to say please," The manager landed a few more swats to the pinkening rump.



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"But you're not my customer." Melissa took the tawse with her right hand, while her left clamped down on the small of Adrian's back. She whipped the leather strap across Adrian's thinly-clad cheeks, the harsh snap bouncing around the office. "You're a rude little brat!"

Adrian squealed, and rocked his hips as a red-hot explosion bloomed across his bottom. "I'm going to tell all my friends that you're a scam!"

"You can tell them whatever you like." Melissa somehow managed to pitch her voice above the sharp slap of leather to bum, while maintaining a calm, confident tone. "I can't imagine that your friends could possibly be any better behaved than you."

Melissa lashed Adrian's plump cheeks three times in rapid succession. The thin tips of the tawse's split end stung Adrian's pert buttocks, while the tawse's thick leather body left molten rivers across his sensitive skin. Tears formed at the corners of Adrian's eyes, and his hips rocked madly back and forth.

"Hold still." Melissa snapped the tawse twice across Adrian's sensitive thighs. Adrian squealed and stood up, his hands flashing back to cup his blazing thighs. "Hold him down!"

The secretary reached over the desk and grabbed Adrian by the hair. She pulled Adrian back over the counter, and pressed her other hand between the boy's shoulder blades.



"Looks like someone's eyeing Anklyana's pants," said the imposter with a smirk. She glanced at Anklyana's bare legs. "Metaphorically."

Anklyana glared.

The imposter smiled a sinister smile that looked too much like the one Adrian saw in pictures, videos and the bathroom mirror. "Come now, surely you've felt it. A rot deep in Generica's heart. You think the police chief can escape it? No. Nobody gets ahead in this town without making choices they'd rather their adoring daughter never learned of. Well, that ends now! Join me Scarlet Moon. Help me tear out the rot by its roots."

"Hand over your victims, and we'll talk."

Blood Moon's eyes flared with a dark red light. "I don't think you understand. They are the rot. A small, insignificant part. But they'll lead us deeper. They just need a little…persuasion."



Adrian struck Vanessa's right cheek. Vanessa's bottom barely moved.

"Oww!" said Adrian, shaking his palm. "Do you do squats in your sleep? Your ass is hard as steel!"

"I highly value the myriad benefits of exercise?" asked Vanessa.

"So does Juliana, but her ass isn't made of titanium," said Adrian.

Vanessa shrugged. "Should I go find an implement?"

"Nah, I want to go to bed," said Adrian. He swathed his hand in a very faint scarlet shield, so faint that it wasn't visible in the common room light. He struck Vanessa's right cheek again.

Vanessa bounced against Adrian's thighs, her bum wobbling beneath the smack. A very visible handprint had already formed on her pale skin. "Oww! If my bottom is made of titanium than what's your hand made of?"



Moments later, Adrian found himself bent over a conference table, his boxer briefs bunched up around his thighs, exposing a pair of plump, anxiously clenching buttocks.

Mrs. Rossi paced back and forth behind Adrian, snapping a leather tawse against her palm. Adrian winced and whimpered with every snap.

"I've watched you at training. I've watched you weave your way through the crowds all night," said Mrs. Rossi. She leaned in close, looming over Adrian's bent over form. "That wasn't an accident, was it?"




"It's not your voice," said Juliana curtly.

"Really? Sounded a lot like it to me," said Scarlet Moon.

"Not to me," said Juliana. "Now come get Anklyana, and get after that wretched imposter."

There was the sound of a door slamming, and Sam's voice shouting. "Help, help, Scarlet Moon has kidnapped Alexandra Silver!"

Scarlet Moon swung around to the window and pulled Anklyana out, while Tempestas landed on the roof.

"I thought facing the bad guy was hard," said Anklyana. "Never expected it to be easier than not facing them."

"Funny how that works," said Tempestas. She leapt out into the air, carried on a gust of wind. "Now let's move!"



Scarlet Moon swirled what power he could into his eyes and fired a scarlet beam into the table at point blank range. He blew a hole through the table. Lego pieces, the ones that weren't pulverized by the beam, went flying. The table wobbled and nearly fell over before a detachment of legos broke off pursuit of Tempestas and reformed it.

The hand slowly released the man and his kid and turned to Scarlet Moon. The man took a guilty look at Scarlet Moon and bolted.

Scarlet Moon wiggled his ass.



Adrian wrenched free and pushed back the way they came.

"Adrian, wait!" Sam pushed against the crowd and tried to grab Adrian, but Adrian was able to use faint bursts of energy, invisible in the harsh stadium lighting, to push his way through the crowd. Sam had no such power.

Soon, he was out of sight.




"We can do this," said Anklyana. "You think Sailor Jupiter would hesitate? Bright please, innocent men and women are just across the street."

"Ooh!" Bright grabbed Blood Moon and zipped into the air at top speed, the pair barely more than a blur.

Anklyana took a deep breath and leaned against the wall for support.

The group watched with baited breath as the glimmer of light that was Bright grew smaller and smaller, while Blood Moon's scarlet glare grew brighter and brighter, until that was all they could see.

Bright red light flared, almost blinding them. Anklyana cried out and collapsed against the wall. Scarlet Moon rushed over and caught her before she could hit the ground. Anklyana's skin was pale and soaked with sweat. A shockwave rocked the building and reverberated through their chests.

"Bright? Bright are you ok?" asked Generalissima.

"Do see anything Generalissima?" asked Tempestas.

"Too much interference," said Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon spied a small, flickering golden light, that wobbled and weaved as it fell.



"Gymmy McGymface," said Adrian.

"Oh, me too," said Bernice. "Anyway, I'm a police officer working for Natalie's father. Umm, Natalie what are you doing?"

Natalie ran a particularly thick leather belt through her fingers. "Looking for a Christmas gift for Dad."

Bernice paled a little. "I always um, wondered where your Dad found those."

"And cursed the name of whoever got them for him too, I'll bet," said Natalie.

"Pfssh. Naww. Naww. They're just such, erm, beautiful belts."



The deafening crack of hand on bare flesh echoed through the icy night. Midnight spanked Scarlet Moon's naked, outthrust bottom with hard, rapid-fire smacks. Scarlet Moon danced and wiggled. His eyes squeezed shut and he yelped in pain.

Midnight stopped. She tugged on Scarlet Moon's hair again. "Understand?"



The belt whistled through the air and cut across Scarlet Moon's red-hot, bare buttocks. Scarlet Moon heaved against the barrier. A cry burst from his lips, and his hips squirmed. His booted feet scrabbled against the concrete, and his fingers dug into the barricade.

The belt barely had time to leave his buttocks before it cut into the soft flesh again.

Scarlet Moon howled at the top of his lungs. Each stroke burned his bottom like a branding iron. The strokes came so fast they all blurred into a continuous stream of molten agony.

Eventually, mercifully, the strokes stopped. Scarlet Moon slumped across the barricade, sobbing and hiccuping.

The belt slithered back through its belt loops. "I'd love to thrash the both of you all night, but I got shit to do."

Buzzsaw tucked Prometheus and Poseidon under each arm and leapt away.

Scarlet Moon and Tempestas lay slumped across the barricade. Eventually, they worked up the energy to push themselves up.



Bright spiraled through the night air. "Did you see what that bitch did? She dug her claws into my tits! My precious, sensitive tits…"

"If they're so important, cover them up better!" shouted Vanessa as she bolted across the roof.

Scarlet Moon leapt into the air. He lashed a cord to a building across the street and swung over the street, keeping pace with Vanessa as the catgirl sprinted across the roof. Scarlet Moon snagged a water tower ahead of them and zipped towards Vanessa, timing it so that he slammed into Vanessa right as Vanessa leapt to the next roof.

Or would have, if Vanessa hadn't decided to dive into the alley instead.

Scarlet Moon cursed and lashed a pair of cords to the ground. He zipped after the cat. He snagged Vanessa's tail and jerked her to a halt (eliciting a yowl of pain from the girl that made him sick to his stomach).

Vanessa pivoted and kicked Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon blocked the kick with a forearm.



The belt snapped, and Scarlet Moon tensed. There was no line of fire, instead Bernice hopped and squeezed Scarlet Moon's hand. The belt lashed Bernice's bottom a dozen more times in rapid succession, making the police officer howl. She squeezed Scarlet Moon's hand so hard the superhero worried the woman was going to break it.

The scientist followed up with a dozen lashes across Scarlet Moon's rump. Scarlet Moon sucked in deep breaths through his nose. He squeezed his eyes shut. His knees remained locked, and the only movement was the wobbling of his fleshy cheeks beneath the strap.

Two dozen times. Scarlet Moon gnawed on his forearm. Tears gathered in the corners of his eyes. He squeezed his eyes so tight his eyelids started to ache. His knees remained locked, and the only movement was the wobbling of his fleshy cheeks beneath the strap.

Three dozen times. Scarlet Moon whimpered into his arm. He squeezed Bernice's hand, and his other hand closed into a fist. A few tears traced their ways down his cheeks. One knee gave the tiniest bit, and his heels scraped against the tile.

Four dozen times.





Scarlet Moon hit the roof and rolled. The woman smashed into the roof right behind him. Scarlet Moon rolled to his feet, and got bashed in the face with the shield.

Scarlet Moon flew backwards and out over a crowded street. The swordswoman leapt after him and swung her sword in a glittering arc. There was a flare of scarlet light, and Scarlet Moon blocked the swing with his scarlet saber.



"They could, if I didn't have a worm in there fudging timestamps, replacing footage, and just you know covering your trail," said Juliana. "Doing the same thing for Tempestas. Speaking of which, I'm gonna call her, while you two–"

"I can't do this." Natalie cracked her knuckles and swayed from foot to foot.

Juliana sighed. She took Natalie's hands in her own. "I know, it's scary. But doing scary things is part of what it means to be a superhero. I've been watching the video of Adrian's fight with Leopard. That woman can move. She's strong, she's fast and she's crafty. Scarlet Moon and Tempestas might be able to take her, but I don't like their odds. They need your help, Natalie. We need Anklyana. Vanessa needs Anklyana."

Natalie pulled her hands away and backed up a step. Her wide eyes bounced between Adrian and Juliana, like a horse watching wolves. "I-I'm sorry Juli. I can't. I'll just make it worse."



"Good. You'd best be in position when I get back." Alexandra slammed the door behind her.

Juliana slapped Adrian's bottom. Hard.

"Oww! What the heck?"

"Why on earth didn't you just turn into SM before getting out?" hissed Juliana.



Scarlet Moon cracked his knuckles and wove his shield into a small paddle. "Time for your paddling."

"Time for your paddling." Prometheus bucked and thrashed. She started to wiggle through the bars, but a few crimson cords lashed her in place. "Asshoowwww!"

Scarlet Moon whapped Prometheus' right cheek with his paddle, the small oval covering almost the entirety of Prometheus' tight little buttock. The crisp smack of magical forcefield striking naked flesh echoed through the empty arena. "Let's talk about your many transgressions, shall we?"

Scarlet Moon whapped Prometheus' left cheek with a full-armed swing. Prometheus threw her head up and howled. Her back arched and her bottom clenched. She lifted her feet to cover her bottom, but a few crimson cords lashed them to the poles, leaving her legs wide open and her bottom gaping.

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

"You held an entire arena hostage." Scarlet Moon battered Prometheus' right cheek, the tight flesh bouncing and wobbling beneath the flashing red paddle. "Just so that you could goad me into a fight. A little exposure is the least you deserve."

"Oh come on-oww!-it's not like you're on Fa-oww!" Prometheus squirmed. She gripped the railing until her knuckles turned white.

Scarlet Moon shifted a little and unleashed a minutes-long barrage to Prometheus' right cheek, catching a little bit of her sensitive inner cheek with each stroke.



"Welp, maybe not." Princess splatted Scarlet Moon's right buttock. The helpless hero had barely even begun to process the shockwave traveling through his bottom when the brush splatted his left buttock. Scarlet Moon pressed against the arm of the throne and wailed into the red upholstery. His legs cycled madly, and his bottom rocked back and forth, desperate to do anything to escape the heavy onslaught of the Sparkling Scepter.

His squirming didn't seem to perturb Princess though, and the villain landed another pair of bum-flattening smacks to Scarlet Moon's wobbling, svelt cheeks. Scarlet Moon wailed. His bottom bucked against the arm of the chair. He clenched his compact orbs, the round hemispheres bouncing with the motion.

"Admit you're a bad dolly who deserves a sound spanking," said Princess.



"Halt or we will fire!" barked the chief.

Anklyana whimpered and tightened her hold on Scarlet Moon.

"Take a breath," said Generalissima. "And focus on your shield."

Scarlet Moon lashed another cord to a parking lot number sign.

"Officers, fire!"

Particle beams filled the air.

Anklyana squealed. A bright green bubble closed over them. Dozens of beams splattered harmlessly over the bubble.

"Good." said Generalissima.

The dome snapped Scarlet Moon's cord in two and the two plummetted.



Scarlet Moon dusted off his hands. "That wasn't so bad."

Anklyana had her hands on her knees and was sucking in deep breaths.

"Speak for yourself," said Anklyana.

"Best catch your breath quick," said Generalissima. "The right line is buckling, and could really use some super-powered mojo."

Scarlet Moon pulled Anklyana tight and swung off. Sure enough, they found a trio of cops pinned by nine smugglers. The cops were practically in their car with the door closed.

Scarlet Moon wrapped a chord around one of the smugglers' stun rifles and yanked it out of her hand. The woman yelped and looked up at Scarlet Moon with wide eyes.

"The…um, big guns?" asked the woman hesitantly.



The great sack swung, shattering the wall and absorbing the lego pieces. The lego pieces rattled and strained against the sack. Scarlet Moon stood for a moment, swaying back and forth. Those pieces that had previously been inert came active again. Sweat dripped down Scarlet Moon's forehead. His jaw clenched and his shield pulsed. The sack strained and flexed.

The legos went still.

People poured around him. Scarlet Moon zipped back up into the air. His sack was now quite heavy.

Princess let out a howl of frustration. "That's three exits you've freed now! So many people, ditching my party early. YOU'RE ALL SO RUDE!"



Scarlet Moon circled the crime scene from the rooftops, hunting for any sign of Bernice. He completed a full circuit with no luck, and was just about to rethink his strategy when he heard a familiar voice behind him.

"I really hope you have a good explanation for all this nonsense."

Scarlet Moon spun around. Bernice stood at the far end of the roof, leaning against the fire escape. She was relaxed, but her hand hovered near her particle gun.



The pair crept up to the outside of the control building.

Scarlet Moon gestured for Anklyana to stay put. Anklyana fiercely shook her head. Scarlet Moon scowled and wove a scarlet paddle. Anklyana crossed her arms and glared.

Scarlet Moon sighed and nodded. Anklyana grinned. Scarlet Moon eased the door open and slipped inside. The entire building seemed to be buzzing with stored up power. Scarlet Moon briefly activated his mask lenses, only to quickly turn them off again or risk being blinded.

"Where's it coming from?" murmured Anklyana.



Scarlet Moon went into a lunge and pulled Anklyana over his thigh.

"No, let go of me! Let go, you should be the one getting a spanking not–oww!"

The sizzling crack of scarlet paddle on bare skin echoed across the abandoned plant. Anklyana's big, wobbly bottom rippled and flexed, rapidly reddening as Scarlet Moon paddled the soft flesh.

Anklyana kicked and shrieked, but more in anger than pain. However, Scarlet Moon had barely landed a dozen blows before Anklyana sagged and started crying.

Scarlet Moon swept Anklyana off his knee and held the girl tight.

Anklyana clung to him. "We're never going to find him. He's the only family I have left, and now he's gone."




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 svelt 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."




"And one to grow on!" Princess struck Scarlet Moon right across the middle of his cheeks, flattening both cheeks simultaneously and making his buttocks wobbling madly.

Scarlet Moon shrieked and thrashed. "Seven! Thank you!"

Legostopheles released Scarlet Moon. Scarlet Moon struck the ground and curled into a fetal position, clutching his blazing bottom and whimpering.

Princess grabbed Scarlet Moon's cheek with pinching fingers and forced the hero to look at her. "You gonna be a good dolly now?"




"It's alright. Now, you should go to bed. It's late." David gave Adrian a gentle push to his room. "I'll see you later. Sleep well."



Buzzsaw grabbed the hem of Adrian's jeans and peeled it up Adrian's rippling ass, his modest boxer briefs the only protection remaining on his plump cheeks.



Adrian grabbed Juliana by the arm and spun her around. Juliana's ample bubble butt strained against the tight skirt, presenting the perfect target.


Adrian's hand arced through the air and cracked against Juliana's right cheek, making the firm buttock bounce.

Juliana squeaked and squirmed, wiggling her hips as Adrian peppered her bottom with six stinging slaps.

Adrian released Juliana, who stumbled away and rubbed her bottom.

"I was just kidding," said Juliana.

"Ready to go?" asked Adrian.


Adrian took a step forward, his hand cocking.

"Yes! Yes, I'm totally ready, let's go. I am so ready to have my butt publicly spanked by a slightly superpowered amazon."

"Relax. It's far worse than it sounds."

Juliana groaned.




Anklyana wiped her face. "No, I'm sorry. I'm just so scared."

Scarlet Moon patted Anklyana on the shoulder. "I know. I know. But we'll find him."

Anklyana nodded. "I hope so. God, I hope so."



Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to a nearby lamppost and zipped into the air.

"Get your ass back here!" Napier whipped out his pistol and started firing. The other cops amongst the rubble followed suit. A few blasts struck Scarlet Moon's shields, but he barely noticed them.

His head throbbed, and every muscle in his body ached. He spied Anklyana waving from a nearby rooftop, Tempestas next to her.

"What happened?" asked Scarlet Moon as he landed. "Did anybody get hurt?"

Tempestas watched him warily. Anklyana shifted uneasily from foot to foot.

"Nobody got hurt. We got everyone out," said Anklyana with forced cheerfulness. "It was kinda exhausting."

"OK. Why don't I remember any of this? What happened?"

"Why don't you come home, and I'll show you," said Generalissima. "Might want to get somewhere and change though."



Legostopheles collapsed into thousands of lego pieces.

"Get out of my house!" said Tempestas.




Juliana held out the brush to Adrian. "Adrian, do me a favor and give Natalie a hard bare bottom spanking."

"I'm gonna go to my room," murmured Vanessa, making herself scarce.

Natalie moaned. Her face turned even redder. "Why him? Why can't you do it?"

"He hits harder than me," said Juliana.

Natalie's lower lip quivered and tears started to gather in her eyes.

Juliana sighed. "Nat, you earned every pound you lost. And now you're throwing it away?"

Natalie lowered her eyes and squirmed. "It's so hard."

Juliana rubbed Natalie's shoulder. "I know. And that's why we're here to help, and why Adrian is gonna give you a sound spanking."

"But why?" moaned Natalie. "I'm sorry, I really am, I'll do better!"

"It's hard to resist short-term pleasure with long-term pain. Short-term pain on the other hand…" Juliana shrugged. "Just the way the human brain works. Adrian, take it from here."

Adrian stepped forward and rolled up his sleeve.



Dr. Parks spun Scarlet Moon around and landed a sharp swat on each spandex-covered cheek. "Show some gratitude brat."

"Oww, sorry, sorry." Scarlet Moon hopped forward, clutching at his stinging bottom. "Thank you for your help, really. I appreciate it. Come on Bernice, let's go."



"Now wait one damn minute." The chief handed a small earpiece to Scarlet Moon, and a small camera. "Put the earpiece in your ear, and the camera on your chest. We'll walk you through negotiations."

Scarlet Moon did as asked. A thick wall of ice surrounded the lower half of the arena. Scarlet Moon tapped the ice a few times. It looked and felt pretty thick. The upper half of the arena was iceless however, promising an easy entry. Scarlet Moon lashed a scarlet cord to the top of the arena and zipped up onto the roof.



"Well, since you asked so nicely." said a rich, throaty voice.

Scarlet Moon pivoted. A woman leaned against a doorjam. She easily stood six feet, looming over Scarlet Moon. She wore a skintight leather black catsuit that zipped up the front. The zipper was a third open, giving a tantalizing glimpse into a pair of round, soft, voluminous breasts. Otherwise, the catsuit completely covered her, from the tips of her fingers to her stilleto heels.

The leather clung so tightly to the woman's muscular belly, Scarlet Moon half expected to see the outline of her belly button. The leather molded to her broad hips and flowed around her long, muscular legs. She stepped into the open space, her hips swinging with each long stride, her heels whisper soft. She glided across the floor, the sway of her hips and the slight bounce of her breasts the only hints her feet touched the ground. Light and shadow played across her body with every slow step.

"You've got quite the roar, little tiger," said the woman. Her husky voice hummed in the quiet office, soft but clear. Bright green eyes glimmered from behind a domino mask, arresting Scarlet Moon's gaze. Ruby red lips turned up in a smile.



Leopard smashed through the floor. She leapt back through and uppercutted Scarlet Moon into the ceiling. She hit the ground and rolled, coming up with the paddle in her hand. "Pretty underhanded there, Moon. Looks like someone needs to learn some manners."

Scarlet Moon picked himself back up, just in time to get a boot to the chest. Scarlet Moon flew backwards. He lashed a pair of chords to Leopard's jacket. Leopard forwardflipped, and flung her arms out. Her jacket slid off her shoulders and flew with Scarlet Moon through a wall and out into the cool night air.

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the building and zipped back inside. The jacket vibrated, and bolts of electricity raced up Scarlet Moon's arm. Scarlet Moon howled and dropped the jacket, his arm spasming madly. Leopard burst out of the shadows to Scarlet Moon's left and wrapped a forearm around Scarlet Moon's neck. She spun Scarlet Moon sideways and landed three hard smacks to Scarlet Moon's spankdex-clad buttocks with her paddle.

"Naughty naughty," said Leopard. "Sucker punching, stripping, you're just full of–"



Scarlet Moon staggered backwards and fell on his butt. The room spun, and his limbs felt like noodles. Succubus stood in front of the helpless hero, legs apart and hands on cocked hips. She smirked.

"Well, well. Looks like the 'Spectacular Scarlet Moon' isn't so spectacular, is he?" Succubus slid one fingertip across her lips. "You know what happens next?"




Quiet as a cat, Tania opened the door and offered her hand. Adrian eagerly took it and let Tania pull him out. Tania softly closed the door, and laced her fingers through Adrian's. She pulled Adrian close. "Now be on your best behavior kitten. I'd hate to have to take you to the spanking room."



Scarlet Moon took off at a superhuman sprint around the room, smashing every nozzle he could find.




Anklyana rolled her eyes at Scarlet Moon before turning to the supervillain. "Where are the people you kidnapped?"

"I'm not telling." Blood Moon crossed her arms. "And you can't make me."

Anklyana's eyes flashed with green light. Her jaw clenched. "We'll see about that."

Blood Moon's jaw clenched.

Anklyana sat down on her heels next to Blood Moon and dragged the villain over her thick lap. Anklyana yanked Blood Moon's shorts down to his thighs, revealing a thick, round rump.

Anklyana unleashed a flurry of rapid-fire smacks on Blood Moon's wiggling buttocks. The soft, exposed flesh shook and bobbled beneath Anklyana's firm hand. Anklyana's entire body rocked with the force of each stroke, his exposed buttocks jiggling as they lifted off and pressed against his heels. Anklyana's small hand was almost lost amid the lake of bare, plump flesh. Blood Moon howled and kicked, bucked and flailed, but he didn't say anything.

Anklyana turned an angry glare on Scarlet Moon. "Get your ass over here and help me beat this bastard's butt."




The Whistler said nothing.

Scarlet Moon landed a matching smack to the girl's left cheek, making her grunt and squirm, the exposed firm flesh rippling delightfully.



Juliana smiled. "I was thinking something similar. Thing is, not quite sure how best to figure that out."

"So we need data," said Natalie.

Juliana nodded. She pulled what appeared to be pens out of her backpack. "I have a couple of gizmos here. They're like infrared goggles, except instead of detecting the infrared spectrum, they detect magic."

"Magic?" said Natalie.

Juliana shrugged. "You got a better name for whatever fuels your forcefield?"



"I see," said David. "And how, exactly did you get yourself soundly spanked while researching text editors?"

"Because he decided to experiment on my laptop," said Juliana.


"Exactly! He started babbling about how he didn't want it to break his computer or some such nonsense, and how the last time he tried to use the terminal he screwed up his computer somehow," said Juliana. "Well, I don't take kindly to people messing around with my computer."

"I see," said David. There was a moment of silence. "You could be telling the truth. You could be lying. But frankly, I have no interest in trying to figure it out. So I'm going to assume that you're telling me the truth, Adrian. I'm going to assume that you respect me enough to be honest with me. That you're adult enough to own your mistakes. Now come on, get up. Let's go get that list compiled."




"Don't knock it till you've tried it."

"Must be nice. Having someone you can trust like that."

"You don't?" Adrian sat down at the table.

"My dad and I are close, I guess." Natalie set up her laptop and perched in one of the chairs. "But he's your stereotypical man. Utterly clueless about women and our problems, and utterly clueless about his cluelessness."

"Well, there's a whole suite of people you could befriend, if you came out of that room every now and then," said Adrian.

"Please. Vanessa plays loud and angry music, Alexandra hates me, Keiko can't even turn on a computer, and Juliana's just waiting to twist the knife."



"Now get on your knees and beg your mistress for forgiveness," said Jezebel.

Juliana slid back onto the ground. She pushed her forehead against the carpet and thrust her ass up. She spoke with a dead voice, as if she were a million miles away. "Please forgive me mistress."

"I am not without mercy." Jezebel nodded with a smirk. She ran a hand through Juliana's hair, and sat back down. She steepled her fingers, smirked right into Scarlet Moon's face, and turned her attention to Midnight. "Very nice Midnight. I figured if I waited long enough, you'd show up with Scarlet Moon in tow. Or under your arm I suppose. I'd be happy to take his off your hands."



Adrian kicked and bucked and flailed, screaming and wailing. His body jerked under Buzzsaw's arms with every blazing smack, balls bouncing with the force of each stroke.

Buzzsaw's arm swept back and forth, crushing Adrian's wobbling bottom without mercy. Adrian's eyes were blinded with tears, his voice grew hoarse from all the screaming.

Eventually, Buzzsaw's chortles cut through the haze of pain, and Adrian realized they were moving.

"This is fun and all, but I really need to get you to the boss lady. But don't worry, you'll have plenty more opportunities to get your scrawny ass blistered. And you'll be wearing the cutest little dress. Oh I almost forgot."

Buzzsaw pulled something out of her pocket, dumped Adrian on the ground, clicked something cold over Adrian's neck, and picked him up again.

Adrian sagged in Buzzsaw's arms, his limbs suddenly weak as noodles. It felt like he'd just fought every villain he'd ever faced all at once. Adrian gasped, shivering.



"The corner of fuck and you," said the Whistler with a sob.

Scarlet Moon swished the switch three more times, making the girl squeal, her bottom bobbing up and down as she bounced on her toes. He landed a vicious stroke to the crease where bottom met thigh, making the Whistler howl.

And breaking the switch.



Scarlet Moon dropped the Whistler back into the underbrush.

"You really think that'll work?" asked Juliana.


The Whistler swept Scarlet Moon's legs out from under him, knocking the hero facefirst into a rather thorny bush. She scrambled to her feet, and bolted into the trees.

Scarlet Moon pushed himself to his feet.



"You keep telling yourself that kitten," said Midnight in an amused voice.

Midnight's bare hand peppered Scarlet Moon's exposed bottom, a warm, strong palm suddenly transformed into a hard, stinging implement of discipline.

Scarlet Moon yelped. He kicked frantically, which just put his full weight on his cock, pressing it into Midnight's comforting warmth.

Midnight's cupped hand swept from cheek to cheek, sending each one into a wobbling fit before the other had finished rippling. Scarlet Moon's hips wiggled and pumped, rubbing and grinding and grinding and rubbing. His breath came in gasps, interspersed by moans. A fire burned between his legs. A fierce, tingly burn. It mixed with the sting spreading across his upthrust buttocks dancing and weaving together until Scarlet Moon didn't know if he wanted it to stop, or desperately needed it to never end.

Scarlet Moon lowered his head in surrender. He submissively pushed his bottom up for the relentless smacks when he wasn't squirming and bucking beneath their punishing heat.



"I don't understand," said Natalie. "Are you two siblings? You look nothing alike."

"Juliana is my biological daughter from my first marriage," said Mama. "I tried to be 'normal' for my parents. My ex-husband had the same problem. So we had an agreement. Get married, have a kid, then do our own thing in secret. I thought I was happy, living a lie. Sometimes I even was. Then, when Juli was about three, I met Karen. So open, and proud of what she was, like there was nothing wrong with it."

"I had it easy." Mom put an arm around Mama's shoulders. "My parents always made it clear that love is love."

"So she helped me convince Jose that we should both come out, and our families could go to hell if they didn't like it." Mama took a deep breath. "Jose's parents eventually accepted it. Mine didn't. But anyway, Jose and I had joint custody of Juliana. Hell, we even lived next to each other. I married Karen, and took her name, though we decided Juliana would keep Jose's. We adopted Adrian about a year or so after that. Jose and his husband were de facto fathers for Adrian as well. When they adopted a couple of rambunctious boys, we returned the favor."

"I was so excited to finally have a brother," said Juliana, her eyes sparkling. "We were besties from the day we met."

Adrian shrugged. "Mostly."

"So, you guys basically have four parents?" said Natalie. "I can barely handle having one."



The woman jumped to her feet. Scarlet Moon shoved her back onto her rump. She rolled onto her hands and knees and crawled away.

Scarlet Moon grabbed the woman's ankle, and lifted her upside down into the air.

The woman squealed, and watched Scarlet Moon with wide eyes. "You're Glogirl!"



An hour later, Adrian and David stood watching as Juliana bent over the arm of the couch in their suite's living room. Sam spent the whole ride home lecturing Juliana. Juliana spent the whole ride home sulkily looking out the window, while Adrian cuddled David and thanked God he'd managed to get himself out of the same treatment.

Sam pulled up Juliana's dress, exposing a pair of round, bouncy, thick caramel cheeks, the sensitive skin left completely exposed by her lacy red thong.

Sam pulled his belt free and doubled it over. Juliana whimpered and buried her face in the sofa pillow. Her bottom clenched and unclenched, sending ripples across her jiggly buttocks.

The belt lashed across Juliana's exposed cheeks, making the girl squeal into her arm. Her bottom bounced beneath the stroke, both cheeks wobbling madly as the leather cut into them. The belt lashed her sitspots, making her legs kick madly and her hips squirm against the sofa arm.

Adrian winced, and his bottom clenched in sympathy.

Sam lashed Juliana with firm, steady strokes, the belt snapping with the regularity of a metronome. Juliana squealed and squirmed. Her legs kicked while her bottom bounced and heaved beneath the harsh leather. Her cheeks darkened as Sam criss-crossed her bare bubbly buttocks with welts.



"This isn't a game you idiot," said the chief. "You have any idea what'll happen if you start a superhuman throwdown in there? Ever seen cows stampede when they have nowhere to go?"



It was the pair in fedoras hunkering outside Buzzsaw's hideout back in September. What were they doing here?

Scarlet Moon leapt down and landed between Bernice and the two.



A backhand from Mr. Cuddles sent Scarlet Moon through a wall and back into the bowling alley. He rolled across a few lanes before coming to rest facedown. He tried to get on his hands and knees, but his limbs were too weak to hold his weight.

"Well, you win some lose some I guess?" asked Generalissima.




"Nice," hissed Juliana. "I couldn't have done better myself."



The guards all swayed groggily.

"Fry him!" screamed Succubus, stumbling back into the room. "I want Scarlet Moon bent over the desk and squealing five minutes ago!"

The bodyguards simultaneously snapped to attention, drew their stunners and fired at Scarlet Moon.



"I should show you my parents' armory sometime," said Juliana. "They got enough guns to overthrow the government."

"Really?" said Keiko, looking at Juliana with wide eyes.

"No. But they do have an armory of implements." Juliana pulled Keiko into the room and closed the door. She gave Keiko a light push into the center and snatched a copy of the bylaws off the back of Adrian's door. She flipped through them, while Keiko hugged herself and watched. "And you are getting your cute little bum smacked."

"You know, I could just like, run out. What you gonna do, tackle me?" asked Keiko, eyeing the door.

"Naw," said Juliana. "We'll just go tell Sam, and Sam'll spank you instead. With a bathbrush. You know, one of those big wooden brushes people use in the shower?"

If Keiko's eyes had widened any further, they'd have fallen out.



"Seems you're doing great," said Princess. "Let's go another round, shall we?"

A gust of wind buffetted them, nearly knocking Princess off Mr. Cuddles's shoulder. Tempestas snagged Mr. Cuddles's wrist and swung. Mr. Cuddles twisted sideways.

Its other hand rose to snag Tempestas. A hurricane force wind caught the arm, shoving it up and into the arm holding Scarlet Moon.

Mr. Cuddles staggered. Its grip on Scarlet Moon loosened. Scarlet Moon poured every ounce of power he had left into his arms. He flexed every muscle he had and burst free with a cry. He flicked a cord towards a nearby pillar.

The cord flickered out before it ever got that far. Scarlet Moon fell. His vision faded out for a second. His limbs tingled, and his heart thudded against his chest.

Tempestas caught him and leapt to the far end of the mall. She set Scarlet Moon down on the floor. "You doing ok?"

Scarlet Moon shook his head. His vision faded back in, though everything was blurred. "Can barely see."

Tempestas' fingers touched the back of Scarlet Moon's head, and flicked across his limbs. "I don't feel any injuries. Anything feel broken? Take a deep breath for me."

Scarlet Moon did so. He winced.



Anklyana sobbed. "We failed. Generalissima was right, we should have brought help. Now we're trapped here, and–"

"Hey now, come on. It's not over yet," said Scarlet Moon. "Can you use that dissipation power of yours to break these chords?"

Anklyana moaned. "No. My power still isn't back yet. I don't know if it's these bindings or something else."

Scarlet Moon frowned. His power had started to trickle back, but Anklyana was right. It was returning far slower than it should have.

Still, there was something familiar about the cords binding them. They didn't just look like Scarlet Moon's cords, they felt like them too. Blood Moon's mimicry abilities were apparently near perfect. Tentatively, Scarlet Moon mentally reached out to the cords binding his. They responded, though sluggishly. He smiled.




Scarlet Moon lashed a pair of chords to the roof below and zipped down. He zipped to an air conditioning unit and put his back to it. He fell into a crouch.

Nothing. He took a few deep breaths, and waited a little bit longer.

Still nothing. He strained to hear anything, but all he could hear was the bustle of the city below. He reached back and rubbed his stinging rump.

His earpiece crackled.

"Hey, SM you ok?" Juliana's voice crackled in Scarlet Moon's earpiece. "Saw you engage the leopard print lady, how'd that go?"



Bernice shrank back. "Sorry chief–"

"SORRY DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO CUT IT! GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE!" Napier pulled his belt free with one sharp snap, and doubled it over. Bernice shuffled over. As soon as she got in range, Napier yanked her over his knee, pulled her pants down and started thrashing her g-string clad ass for all it was worth.

Bernice howled and flailed, her bottom bucking and jiggling and bouncing beneath Napier's thick belt.

"And don't even think of using your fancy powers to escape!" roared Napier over the crack of his belt on her soft flesh. "Unless you want to kiss your future on the force good-bye! And this is just the start!"

"Yes sir! I'm sorry sir! I won't do it again sir!" wailed Bernice. And she didn't. The air was perfectly still as Napier laid into her ass. Adrian didn't feel even the slightest breeze until Napier was done. And he didn't finish for a very, very, VERY long time.



Scarlet Moon's fist collided with Princess' chin. Princess flew backwards. Mr. Cuddles hand whipped up to catch her, but the supervillain smashed right through the bear's paw, leaving a gaping hole.




Juliana sat down on the couch. She grabbed Natalie's sweatpants and yanked them down to her knees, revealing a pair of blue bikini-cut panties that covered almost all of her bottom. Natalie squeeled, and tried to back away. Juliana jerked her forward.

"Don't try to fight me girl, or you'll get it a lot worse," said Juliana.

"But Juli…" said Natalie in a pleading voice.

Juliana tugged Natalie over her lap and pulled the girl's panties down just past her bottom, fully exposing the girl's callipygean rump. Natalie moaned and buried her face in a pillow.

"I know it's hard Nat." Juliana lightly rubbed the back of the hairbrush on Natalie's naked, wobbly buttocks. "But you have to stick with it. You've worked too hard to stop now. You're looking great, you're feeling great, why throw it all away?"

"I don't know," murmured Natalie. "They're just so good."

"I know." Juliana snapped the brush against Natalie's right buttock, sending the sensitive flesh into a wobbling fit. Natalie squealed and kicked her legs. "So, I'm going to give you some extra incentive. You're what, twenty right? So twenty minutes with the hairbrush, followed by twenty in the corner. Understand?"

Natalie whimpered. Her toes curled and her bottom clenched anxiously.



Toys swarmed over Scarlet Moon, the combined weight of plastic dragging him to the ground. Plastic hands bound his wrists and ankles in front of him with jump rope. More plastic hands grabbed him by the shoulders and dragged him across the ground. They flung him facedown at Princess' feet. Giant bear paws picked him up and plopped him into a sitting position. Scarlet Moon glared at the villain perched on her giant bear's shoulder.

Princess bounced up and down, clapping her hands with glee. "Oh, Mr. Cuddles a new dolly just for me? And it's not even Christmas yet!"

Princess slid down Mr. Cuddles chest and skipped to Scarlet Moon. She scampered around the hero, poking and prodding. "Oh, he's so cyuute! Kinda an ugly outfit though. It's so boring! Let's fix that. Legostopheles! Some scissors!"




"Come on Anklyana, you can totally do this," said Generalissima.

"No I can't!" Anklyana stumbled into the sewers. Her heel caught on a loose stone and she fell facefirst into the mucky waters. She pushed herself to her feet and started running back the way they came, sobbing.

"Yes you can," said Generalissima, her voice soothing. "We need your help. Those people upstairs need your help."

"I can't do it." Anklyana splashed down the tunnel. Scarlet Moon hung back a bit, unsure how to proceed. "It's too hard. Too scary. I can't be a superhero. I just don't have it."

"Of course–" said Generalissima.

"No I don't!" Anklyana's voice rose into a shriek. Her body shook so fiercely she could barely move. "I'm just a fat, ugly, pathetic nerd. I don't have big boobs or flowing locks cascading over my shoulders while gunning down bad guys! I'm just…I'm just…"

Scarlet Moon caught up and put a hand on Anklyana's shoulder.



Scarlet Moon stared at Natalie. Shoulder length hair, tight jeans hugging broad hips, and a worn black shirt underneath a parka. Scarlet Moon thought he could just make out a small watch on the girl's wrist.

Scarlet Moon masssaged his eyes. One flash of red light later, and Adrian stood where Scarlet Moon had been a moment before.

Natalie breathed a sigh of relief. "Juliana was telling the truth. I mean, I believed her, but you know. Kinda hard to believe you know?"




"I'll uh, I'll try harder next time," said the villain, crawling backwards away from the slowly approaching Scarlet Moon.

"Next time? If I have anything to say about it, there won't be a next time." 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!"

"Your minions are down for the count." Scarlet Moon looked around the restaurant. Glassy eyes were replaced with an assortment of angry glares and scared stares. "And from the looks of it, your mind mojo has worn off."

Succubus angrily kicked her legs.

Scarlet Moon landed four hard, fast smacks to the middle of each cheek. "Girl, you don't have enough energy to scam toddlers. And watch your kicking. Those heels are dangerous."

Succubus growled.

"That growling'll be sobbing in a minute." 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. "Boy, these powers sure are convenient. Wonder how well it works?"

Scarlet Moon whapped Succubus' left cheek with the paddle. Succubus' legs went up and she squealed. "Pretty good apparently. Now, where should I put you…"




Scarlet Moon leaned over the Whistler. "My friend and I utterly humiliated you guys the other night. I kicked the crap out of half a dozen of your buddies, and my friend proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that your boss is anything but invincible. You and I both know Buzzsaw wants to prove she's the toughest gal around. That nobody, not even the two bitches who kicked her ass a few night ago, can stand up to the Buzzsaw."



Shouting erupted from the warehouse. Scarlet Moon charged into the dimly lit building and vanished into the shadows. It was filled wall to wall and floor to ceiling with towering crates emblazoned with a silver ant head. Buzzsaw's boisterous voice echoed throughout the maze, seeming to come from everywhere at once.

There was some shouting to the left, and Scarlet Moon jumped up to the top of one of the crate walls. He lay flat against the crate and tried to dampen his glow. A small number of Whistlers (maybe four?) dashed past and outside.

Scarlet Moon took a breath, and slipped deeper into the warehouse, searching for the source of the voice that sent shivers down his spine.

Eventually, he found Buzzsaw and Alexandra in the middle of the warehouse in a large, circular, dimly-lit space.

Buzzsaw paced back and forth like a caged animal, a phone to her ear. Alexandra sat tied to a metal folding chair with a thick wad of duct tape smeared across her lips. Her tear streaked face did little to take away from the white hot glare she leveled at the gang leader.



The spatula rained down on Adrian's naked, bobbling buttocks, as hard and fast as Mrs. Rossi's hand a moment before, except the spatula was harder.

So much harder.

Adrian kicked and wailed. His hips rocked frantically back and forth. His bottom bobbled and wobbled beneath the stinging wood.

Over and over again, the spatula bit into Adrian's cherry-red bottom. Each stroke inflamed the welts from previous strokes, and left behind new, molten ones of its own. Adrian's eyes squinched shut as he fought to hold back tears of pain. Time stretched on. It felt like hours of stinging, snapping pain, but it couldn't have been more than a few minutes.

Mrs. Rossi released Adrian, stood him up and spun him to face Jezebel, who watched with a small smirk.

"Apologize for saying she deserved to have wine dumped on her," said Mrs. Rossi.

Adrian mumbled incoherently.

The spatula flattened Adrian's right buttock, eliciting another shriek from the boy.

"I will paddle you right here until you apologize," said Mrs. Rossi. "And I still have a tawse to apply to your backside for spilling wine on her in the first place."

Adrian whimpered. He sucked in a few breaths, fighting back tears of pain and humiliation. "I'm sorry for saying you deserve to have wine dumped on you."

"You're forgiven," said Jezebel with syrupy graciousness.

"Very good." Mrs. Rossi shifted her grip to Adrian's ear and dragged him bare-assed through the ballroom. "Now come along."




"You're looking a bit out of breath Moon," said Succubus. Her eyes flared. "You sure you don't want to sit down?"

Scarlet Moon's knees buckled. He fired a beam at Succubus' face, but the villain ducked.

"Alright boys–"

A gyrating wail split the sound room, jumping up and down in pitch, rolling and pulsing.

Scarlet Moon and Bernice hunched, clutching their ears.

The sound stopped.

Silver's voice erupted from the PA. "Shoot Succubus!"

The four remaining guards pointed their guns at Succubus and fired.

Two dozen particle beams struck Succubus in the space of a few seconds.

Succubus swayed woozily before collapsing. One of the guards leapt on Succubus, handcuffed her and pulled a hood over her head.

Scarlet Moon stared down at Succubus' bound form.



Adrian pressed his hand against the small of Juliana's back and cracked his palm against her right cheek. Juliana hopped a little, her generous buttock rippling with the blow.

"I'm not psychic you know," said Adrian. "I know it's hard with that big brain of yours, but sometimes you need to slow down and Comm. Un. I. Cate."

Adrian punctuated each syllable of "communicate" with a hard smack to Juliana's plushy bottom, two to the left and two to the right.

"I'm sorry alright?" Juliana's broad hips wiggled back and forth, her naked bottom quivering with the motion. "I was caught up in the moment."

"So was I." Adrian spent the next five minutes or so giving Juliana a swift, sharp spanking, making Juliana's soft globes jiggle, quiver, and bob.

Juliana wiggled and stomped her foot, small yelps slipping from her lips.

Adrian knew that much of it was an act. He had seen Juliana take far worse than a brief hand spanking. But Juliana hadn't spanked him that hard, not really.

"Alright." Adrian stepped back. "Let's go home."

Juliana made a big show of rubbing her bottom and pouted at Adrian.

"Oh drop the act," said Adrian as they headed for the buses. "I've seen you take far worse than that."

Juliana shrugged. "It still stung."



"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.



Scarlet Moon rolled Prometheus onto her face. He grabbed the girl's hair and yanked her head off the ground. Scarlet Moon leaned in until his breath tickled the villain's ears. "Do you have any idea how much of a pain in the ass you've been the past few days?"

Scarlet Moon's hand glowed. He grabbed Prometheus' shorts and ripped them in two. Prometheus' hips bounced and her small, tight, utterly naked buttocks jiggled with the movement.

The villain yelped. "Hey! No fair."



"Now, I want you both face down and naked-ass-up on that bed. I'm gonna give you both a hiding you won't soon forget."



Buzzsaw looked about the beach. Women cowered together, and clutched each other. Men cowered together, while trying to look like they weren't clutching each other. Couples held each other. Parents wrapped themselves protectively around stone silent children. "I SAID AM I RIGHT?"

"Yeah…" came a few disorganized voices.


"YEAH!" cried the terrified crowd.

"That's better." Buzzsaw strolled leisurely amongst the beach goers, studying each face in turn.

"It looks like she's looking for someone," said Juliana in a low voice.



Juliana rolled her eyes. "You are so squeamish."

"Look, I just don't like watching people be in pain, ok?" said Adrian. "I'll see you in a few."

Adrian stepped out, closed the door behind him, and turned towards the living area. Two of his suitemates occupied the living room.

Alexandra lounged on the sofa, playing with her phone. She was very tall, most of her height coming from long, toned legs. She had a slender, toned build: thin waist, smallish breasts, flat stomach and bubble butt. She had rich chestnut hair draped over the arm of the couch and held out of her face by a golden hairband. She wore a short white skater skirt, and a tight black off-the-shoulder crop top that bared her shoulders and midriff.

Vanessa sat curled up in an over-sized recliner with a book open in her lap.

She was of average height, and had a voluptuous, hourglass figure: substantial breasts, reasonably narrow waist, wide hips and large, protruding bubble butt. She had lily white skin and shoulder-length raven black hair tied back into a ponytail. She wore a pair of dark blue cut-off jean shorts and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the rictus grin of the heavy metal band Vicious.



"You could show a little concern for the innocent bystanders who might get caught in the crossfire for one." The brunette pulled a leather backpack off her shoulders and set it down at her feet. She pulled out a long, wide leather paddle, easily big enough, actually it looked exactly big enough, to cover Scarlet Moon's entire bottom with one swat.

The redhead grinned. "You like it? The boss lady had it specially made just for you. 'Course it almost broke the budget. You wouldn't believe how much leather it takes to cover your fat ass."

Scarlet Moon glared at the redhead. "You really think I'm going to just bend over and let you paddle me?"

"Yes I do," said the brunette. "We can't in good conscience help you, unless you're willing to improve. Think of this paddling as being a commitment to becoming a better hero."

"This is ridiculous."

"Sorry." The brunette tapped the paddle against her palm. "What the boss lady says, goes."

"Payback's a bitch isn't it?" asked the redhead.

"Now Marie, no need to be so smug," said the brunette.

"Oh come on, Dana. Like you aren't enjoying this too."

The brunette smiled a little.

"The brunette has a point," said Juliana. "The ginger can go jump in a lake."



The next morning found Juliana knocking on Adrian's door. "Come on, I wanna go before it gets too crowded."

Adrian pulled his head out of his closet and half-turned to the door. "Hold your horses. Just need to find something to wear."

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Don't forget you can access the (C)haracter screen by pressing the `C` key. There you can change your outfit. You can access the screen at any time except during combat, allowing you to change your clothing and appearance whenever you want. Scenes similar to this will be provided periodically for those of you who only want to change clothing when it makes sense.




"That's not–"

Adrian rubbed his bottom and scowled at Juliana. "If you'd taken five seconds to voice your concerns, I wouldn't have gone anywhere. But oh no, you thought you could just give me an order and run off. Well, I'm not your soldier and you're not my general."

Juliana grimaced. She swayed her head thoughtfully. "Yeah, I guess you're right."

Juliana turned around, put her hands on her knees and stuck her butt out. Her round orbs strained against her short skirt, a hint of curved cheek even peeking out from underneath the frilly fabric. Adrian flipped her skirt up to reveal a pair of large, round, caramel colored cheeks all-but-swallowing a purple thong.

Adrian shook his head. "Do you ever not wear a thong?"

"Beats flashing all my secrets at people whenever someone decides I need a spanking," said Juliana. "Most people I've met are less interested in maximizing your humiliation than they are in making sure you feel it in the morning."

"You know, that's a good point…" murmured one of the onlookers.




Scarlet Moon rolled Poseidon onto his face. He grabbed the boy's hair and yanked his head off the ground. Scarlet Moon leaned in until his breath tickled the villain's ears. "Do you have any idea how much of a pain in the ass you've been the past few days?"

Scarlet Moon's hand glowed. He grabbed Poseidon' speedo and ripped it in two. Poseidon' hips bounced and his small, tight, utterly naked buttocks jiggled with the movement, leaving Poseidon naked except his small butterfly mask.

The villain grunted.





"Talk to me kitten," said Midnight softly. She removed her glove and gently ran her bare fingers over Scarlet Moon's cheek. "Talk to me."

Scarlet Moon's voice trailed off. He swallowed once. Twice. Three times, but he couldn't get out the words.

"What happened to Blood Moon?"

Scarlet Moon told Midnight everything Midnight didn't already know in a slow, halting voice. Several times he had to stop and clear his throat to get the words out.

"Oh kitten." Midnight pulled Scarlet Moon tight.

"I need a spanking. I deserve a spanking," said Scarlet Moon.

Midnight was silent for a moment. Finally, "No."

Scarlet Moon started to turn to face Midnight, but Midnight pulled his back tight against her chest.



Adrian stood at the front of the room. He looked up and up and up at David. His eyes flicked to those very large biceps, and the very well-defined pecks pushing against his tight shirt.




"How could you?" said Natalie. Her eyes were narrowed and angry, angrier than Adrian had ever seen. "They're just normal people. Normal, fragile people!"

"They attacked me–"

"They weren't a threat!" snapped Natalie. "God, Adrian those weren't faceless robots. Those were people. Officer Stevens has three sons. One is a mechanical engineer, the middle is out in California writing screenplays for commercials. His youngest is planning to join the force when he graduates high school. Officer Jones is over six feet tall and built like a linebacker. He brings homemade fruitcake to the holiday party every year. Whenever a new officer joins the precinct, they make a big deal about how awful it is, and how if you try to tell Jones it's terrible, he'll spank your ass right there in front of everybody. Then they make the rookie eat some of the cake at the party, but it turns out to be the most delicious fruitcake you've ever had. Officer Cooper loves to tango. There's a running joke that you should never let your wife dance with him, unless you're willing to be dragged to tango lessons for six months."

"I was careful–"

"You gave Officer Stevens a concussion! Officer Jones has some broken ribs. They're both in the hospital right now."

Adrian looked away.

"Why couldn't you just run away?" asked Natalie.

"Well, why did they attack me?" asked Adrian.

Natalie gave Adrian a look like he was thick. "The same reason you've ever attacked Succubus, or Buzzsaw or Princess."

Adrian glared down at his feet.



"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."



"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 superheroes 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 superheroes. 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."








"Oh Globoy. You never disappoint." Buzzsaw grinned and bent Adrian over the arm of the couch. Adrian's face sank into the stained couch. His feet dangled over the other side, making his feel like a child. Adrian squirmed, acutely conscious of his bare, svelt bottom thrust up into the air.

Buzzsaw pulled her studded belt free and doubled it up. "Say hello to Studsy. You two are going to be great friends."

Buzzsaw snapped the belt across Adrian's upthrust, rippling bottom.




The noodle struck Scarlet Moon in the gut with the force of a freight train. He flew backwards and skidded across the mall floor, coming to rest at Tempestas' feet.

"Very impressive," said Tempestas.

"Shut up," said Scarlet Moon.

Sir Stuffins charged. The giraffe trampled Scarlet Moon, while Tempestas leapt into the air to avoid the pool noodle. Giraffalot swung its head and struck Tempestas in the side, flinging Tempestas through Booky McBookstore's window and a shelf of books. The shelf erupted in a flurry of paper and wood.

Sir Stuffins wheeled around, ready to charge again.




Chief Napier paused. ""Look, friends tease each other. I'm sure Natalie didn't mean anything by it, and she stopped when you asked. Certainly, she doesn't deserve a public spanking."

Adrian looked around. The barista's strapping had ended, and now people were watching Adrian get whipped, some more surreptitiously than others, and he was sure there were people behind his drinking in the sight of his naked buttocks jumping beneath Chief Napier's belt.

He opened his mouth to say something, when the thick belt licked his molten bottom again.



Juliana sighed. "Scared the crap-"

A particle beam slammed into the wall next to Scarlet Moon's head.

"Can't talk now," said Scarlet Moon, ducking behind a desk. "Got a hostile."

"Not surprising," said Juliana. "You'll have every Whistler in the compound piling on your butt any minute now."

"Take a breath." Scarlet Moon peeked his head above the desk just in time to see the woman duck behind a door. "I got things under control."

"Smashing through a building is not 'under control,'" said Juliana. "It's–"

Scarlet Mono fired. The beam blew the door off its hinges and sent the Whistler sprawling. Scarlet Moon leapt forward and grabbed the Whistler before she could recover. He snatched up the particle stunner, and chucked it out a window.

The Whistler mewled and kicked at Scarlet Moon, but even when she connected, Scarlet Moon didn't feel a thing.

Scarlet Moon tossed the Whistler over his shoulder, and ran back the way he came.



"Look, I'm just trying to process it, alright?" said Juliana. She paced. "I saw you fire energy beams out of you eyes, get punched through an air conditioning unit, lift a random sheet of iron, and fight a lunatic whose hair could slice through steel. I'm kinda freaked out here!"

"You're freaking out? You didn't turn into a night light," said Adrian.

"Keep your voice down," hissed Juliana. "And what, we can't both be freaked out?"

"You are not allowed to be more freaked out than I am," said Adrian, crossing his arms.

"Don't worry," said Juliana dryly. "Your eyes have been the size of dinner plates since you woke up, to say nothing of the Shower to End All Showers."

"Just laying down some ground rules," said Adrian, a hint of a smile sneaking its way onto his face.

"Noted. Now look, we gotta figure out what we're going to do," said Juliana.

"Here's a thought. We pretend it never happened," said Adrian, stretching again and hissing. Stupid sore muscles.

"But Buzzsaw is still out there," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon smacked the paddle against the fleshy swell of Anklyana's right cheek, just barely hard enough to make the voluminous flesh ripple.

"Oh boo! That was pathetic," said Princess. "Surely you learned something when Succubus upended you. Spank her like Succubus did you! Or Mr. Cuddles will give you a demonstration."

Scarlet Moon glanced up at the camera. It had focused on Tempestas again. The giant bear's paw rested on the captured heroine's upthrust bottom. Tempestas squirmed uneasily, and glared at Princess.

Scarlet Moon sighed. He drew the paddle back. Anklyana's fingers dug into her own ankles.



Scarlet Moon spied the boy's mother in an island of calm, staring up at Scarlet Moon with wide eyes.

Scarlet Moon leapt down and landed next to her. The mother snatched her son out of Scarlet Moon's arms almost before the hero had even landed. Scarlet Moon set the man down next to her. He felt a sudden sharp sting on his right cheek. He yelped and hopped forward.



Adrian put some distance between himself and the kidnapping scene before flashing back into his civilians, and returned to campus.




"Good." David turned Adrian sideways and struck his bottom three times in rapid succession.

Adrian squealed and tried to pull his hips away from David's palm, his plump bottom bobbling under his jeans.

"What were you thinking?" hissed David. He struck his bottom a fourth time. "Just walking up to that…that thing and offering your hand. You could have been hurt, or killed. You almost were hurt or killed!"



"Seriously, their sudden change of heart is making me wonder. We might be dealing with possession, or mind control or something," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon sighed and crossed his arms over his chest. "You're not getting away girl. You're only making it worse for yourself."

Just when Scarlet Moon thought that he was going to have to actually start looking, a loud crash echoed from the other side of the room.

"Oooh, my butt. I think I broke my tail bone."

The last girl was found clutching her buttocks, staring up at a small window near the top of the wall. Next to the woman was a collapsed wooden shelf and a fallen ladder. The girl froze, her hands still on her ass, as she slowly swivelled her head around to meet Scarlet Moon in the eyes.

"Uh… here I am," said White Dress, her lips quivering and her eyes filled with fear.

"Did you just try to run away?"




"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."



Adrian kept walking.

"See you." Sam returned to the office. "And don't forget to do your homework."

Adrian entered the dorm, and made his way to Juliana's room. Remembering the events of that morning (only that morning? God what a day), he made sure to knock. "Juliana? It's Adrian."

"Come in."

Adrian slipped inside, and dropped his backpack on the floor. He stretched and grinned. "Gonna have to figure out how to wash that thing, but that's a problem for-"

"We've got a problem. Come here." Juliana clicked play on an internet news video.



"Probably still tired," said Generalissima. "And maybe should've had you and Anklyana practice a bit eh?"

Cops swarmed around the pair, forming a U, particle beams pointed down at them from almost every direction, angled so that none of the cops pointed at each other.

"Oww," said Anklyana, clutching her bottom and rolling on the ground. "Oww, oww, oww."

The chief of police stepped through the line and loomed over the would-be heroes.

Scarlet Moon pushed himself onto shaking hands and knees. He looked up at the broad, towering figure.



Scarlet Moon swung off into the darkness. He swung a few blocks, before swinging back and slipping back onto the roof.

"Ahhh, another victory for the Tempestas Trio," said Tempestas stretching.

Anklyana raised an eyebrow. "Tempestas Trio?"

"Terrible Trio?" asked Tempestas. "Truly Terrific Trio?"

Anklyana rolled her eyes, a smile playing at her lips.

"Well, I'm heading home," said Tempestas. "Gonna celebrate with a nice bubble bath. Nothing like a post-supervillain-ass-kicking bubble bath."

Tempestas leapt off the roof, a gust of wind sending her sailing through the night sky.

"Guess we should–" Anklyana's eyes widened. "Oh no. I'm gonna be in so much trouble."

"Why?" asked Generalissima.

Anklyana swayed from one foot to the foot. "Well, you know when he punched Leopard? He kind of told me to stay back beforehand. I kind of…didn't."

Generalissima hissed.

Anklyana whimpered and rubbed her bottom.



"This is completely unacceptable!" said a harsh voice. "Do you have any idea how much money we're losing? Nobody wants to ship here anymore, we can't find workers who ain't demanding more than the shipments worth, and even when we do, soon as they pop their heads up those assholes in pajamas show up and beat their asses! Why the hell are we paying you, again?"

"Because I could rip your little operation apart before breakfast."

"Yeah? So can Scarlet Moon, but he doesn't take twenty percent. If you don't do something about him, you're gonna find granddaddy's empire falling down around your ears."

Slender fingers pressed a button on the desk, and the voice cut-off.


"Thoughts?" asked the redhead in chainmail bikini.

"We move up our timetable. Today, Juliana Amaya and his friends learn just how deep my roots go."



"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.



"Good. Now get out of here." Napier gave Anklyana's exposed cheek another hard smack, making the girl hop up on her tip toes and yelp.



Those pale mounds jiggled ever so slightly with each hip-swaying step, drawing ever closer. Filling Scarlet Moon's field of vision. Bouncing. Shifting. Rippling.

"My eyes are up here kitten."

Scarlet Moon swallowed. His eyes flicked up to the green eyes glimmering from behind the domino mask, before returning to the much safer crevice before him.

The breasts slid sideways into shadows and vanished. Scarlet Moon swayed. He reached out to steady himself on something, but found only air. His heart hammered against his chest, but he felt no fear. Anxiety. A strange tightness deep in her 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.

"Naughty indeed." The rich, melodic voice tickled Scarlet Moon's ear. "Whatever shall we do with you?"




Natalie blushed, and she started blinking rapidly. She kept jogging though.

Juliana looked over her shoulder. "Oh look. The Blonde Brigade. Hello, Jezebel."

A quintet of girls about their age stood in a v-formation with their hands on their hips and their hips cocked. Each one had shoulder-length blonde hair pulled up into ponytails. Each one wore a sports bra over their smallish breasts, and tight shorts hugged their bubble butts. They had flat torsos, slightly flared hips and long legs. Every one of them stood between 5'8" and 5'11".

"Why do you even bother Juli? Moonbutt over there's hopeless. You could be doing so much more with your life. Like hanging with us. You've got great fashion sense. Maybe you could beat some of it into Jannette and Jubilee," said the leader, Jezebel. She jerked her thumb over her shoulder. The two girls in the back of the V shifted from foot to foot.

Juliana narrowed her eyes. "Nobody's hopeless."

"Oh Gawd, you're making me want to puke," said Jezebel. "Girl doesn't have any fashion sense, can barely fit through a doorway, probably wears a diaper-"

Juliana spat in Jezebel's mouth.

Jezebel staggered backwards into her girls' arms, who were clearly trying very hard not to smile. She wiped frantically at her tongue. "Ohh, ew ew ew, what is wrong with you? Gah, I can still taste it!"

Natalie laughed. A rich, full-bellied laugh Adrian had never heard from her. In fact, it was the loudest Adrian had ever heard her. She laughed so hard, she nearly fell off the treadmill.

"Maybe next time you won't punch down," said Juliana with a flick of her hair. She turned on her heel and walked between Adrian's and Natalie's treadmill. She even threw an extra sway into her hips, as if daring Jezebel. "Now, if you'll excuse me, I'd much rather spend time with my friends."





Anklyana leapt on it and smashed it to the ground with her body weight.

"You are getting such a spanking when we're done here," said Generalissima.




Tania turned her icy glare on Adrian, who shrank away. "You will not speak until spoken to."



Adrian buried his face in the pillow and pushed his bottom into the air.

"Now that's a good boy." Juliana brought the hairbrush down on Adrian's left cheek, eliciting another shriek, this one muffled by the pillow.

"Do you have to hit so hard?" Adrian arched his back and wiggled his bottom. "I'm sooo tender!"

"Yes, yes I do." Juliana swatted Adrian's bottom with swift, sharp strokes, making the hero's bare peach buttocks dance.

Adrian pressed his face into the pillow and squealed. He drummed his feet against the bed, while his fingers dug into the pillow.

For at least twenty minutes, the hairbrush battered Adrian's crimson bottom. The brush stung badly enough when his bottom wasn't molten. Barely five minutes in, sobs wracked Adrian's body. His shoulders heaved and his back hunched.

"The next time I suggest you ask somebody for help, what are you going to do?" asked Juliana.

"Ask them for help," said Adrian.

Juliana whacked Adrian's right sitspot. "And what will you not do?"



Fingers closed over his hair, and he was pulled off the lap and onto his feet.

The woman stood up. She loomed over Scarlet Moon, an authority figure dishing out necessary discipline. She pulled Scarlet Moon into a corner by his hair. A coin appeared in her fingers. She pressed it against the wall, and Scarlet Moon's nose against the coin.

Fingers released Scarlet Moon's hair and closed over the hero's hands. They lifted Scarlet Moon's hands up to the back of his head and held them there. Scarlet Moon wove his fingers behind his head and stood stock still, daring not to even shiver for fear the coin would slip out from between his nose and the wall. He spread his legs and locked his knees, making sure to give the woman a clear view of his throbbing red rear.

A desk drawer opened and closed.

Silence, save for Scarlet Moon's shuddering sobs. The minutes dragged. Scarlet Moon's breath slowly came back under control. The pain in his bottom faded from unbearable agony to blazing waves.

A hand tangled itself in Scarlet Moon's hair and gently pulled him away. The coin slid down the wall, but long fingers caught it, and made it vanish. A soft touch across Scarlet Moon's neck, and the collar unlatched. It slid away, and a hand appeared in Scarlet Moon's blurred vision, clutching the collar. The woman's other hand pulled one of Scarlet Moon's hands away from his head, while the other pushed the collar into it.






The chief grunted. "Well, I don't have any better ideas. So might as well let crazy talk to crazy."



"You suck." Anklyana stomped into the dim room. They stood at the far end of a bowling lane. The lanes had heaved. A rack of web-covered bowling balls lined the far wall, looking almost like shrunken heads in the dim light. She shivered. "It's creepy in here."






Scarlet Moon bolted for the far end of the arena. A gust of wind pushed him forward, and Tempestas soared past him, landing on the edge of the dome, and nearly toppling over.

Police cars lay scattered about the concrete, doors torn off hinges, lights ripped off, hoods crushed. A few cops lay scattered about the ground, groaning.

Buzzsaw stood in the middle of the destruction, laughing maniacally. She'd grown her hair long in the past few months. Instead of just a mohawk, she had a mohawk and two braids that extended to her knees. One braid was fashioned into a club, while the other had a long pointed tip."Guess whose back, bitches! Been waiting a long time to tan some copper asses, so come on ya pussies and show me what you're made of!"

A few cops hunched behind police cars or barricades, occasionally peeking out and firing at her. The rest desperately tried to keep the crowds contained and fleeing in an orderly manner.

Buzzsaw swung the club braid at a nearby prisoner van. The blow knocked the van on its side. She ripped the back door off its hinges. Poseidon and Prometheus crawled out, looking dazed.

"Buzzsaw," said Tempestas in a low hiss. "Run crowd control. Get those people out of here before they get hurt. I'll try to stop her."

Scarlet Moon blinked. "What?"

Something long and thin struck Scarlet Moon's thinly clad butt. He yelped, and his hands snapped back to cover his bottom.

"Go boy, or I'll wind switch you 'till you can't sit for a month." Tempestas leapt off the arena. A gust of wind flung Buzzsaw into a cop car, and the heroine landed. "Surrender now Buzzsaw, for you face Tempestas, the Hurricane Heroine!"

Scarlet Moon rubbed his ass, and blinked.



Blood Moon caught Scarlet Moon and flung him through a wall. Scarlet Moon skidded across the ground and came to rest next to a chair. One of the hostages sat tied to the chair. They shrieked and pulled their feet away, like Scarlet Moon was a poisonos viper.

"Don't worry, you'll be fine. Nothing to see here."

The hostage shrieked again.

"You know what, just leave that one here. The shrieks are deafening," said Generalissima.



David patted Adrian on the back and gave him a gentle push to his room. "Now, go to bed. I'll talk to you later."

Adrian forced a teary smile.



Several petty crimes thwarted later, Adrian slipped through his bedroom window, flashed back into his civilians, and stepped out into the common room. He found Juliana lying on the couch in a nightgown, with the nightgown folded up on her lower back and a cold compress pressed against her swollen bottom.

"What happened to you?" asked Adrian.

Juliana scowled at Adrian. "Nunya business."

"Working late again?"

Juliana turned back to the television. "What've you been up to?"

"Homework mostly," said Adrian. "Wanna go Christmas shopping tomorrow?"

Juliana grunted sourly. "Gonna have to. The folks said they'd be here about six."

Adrian chuckled.

"What's so funny?"

"Last year."

Juliana threw a pillow at Adrian. "That wasn't funny."




"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."



"The police have a surveillance network that lets you do that?" asked Bright.

"Yup," said Generalissima.

"Well that's creepy as all get out," said Bright.

"Hey, the police use it to keep people like you safe," said Tempestas.

"Yeah. That's totally what they use it for," said Generalissima sarcastically.

"Would you please stop that?" cried Anklyana.

"What?" asked Generalissima.

"You know exactly 'what,'" said Anklyana angrily.



The left monitor flicked on, revealing a pert bottom, jello-like crimson spandex molded so firmly to the wobbling cheeks that nothing was left to the imagination. A metal hand grasped the spandex shorts and tugged them down. Scarlet Moon gasped as he felt the spandex slide over his bottom and bunch up at half-mast around his bare thighs. Scarlet Moon squirmed, watching on the monitor as his own boot-clad legs kicked helplessly.

"My goodness look at that bottom wobble. You have got to stop skipping the squats." Leopard munched on her popcorn. She leaned forward and pushed a button.

The room holding Scarlet Moon vibrated. A wheel with leather straps attached to it swung slowly into view on the camera. Another button bush, and the wheel started to spin. Slowly at first, then faster and faster until the leather straps were a brown blur. The wheel rotated until the spokes were parallel to the floor, the brown blur inching closer and closer to Scarlet Moon's bottom, angled to kiss both of Scarlet Moon's cheeks.

Scarlet Moon's eyes flicked to Tempestas' screen. Tempestas' naked buttocks hadn't yet come in contact with the straps whirling beneath her, but it was getting closer and closer. Scarlet Moon's eyes flicked back to his own monitor. He squirmed and pounded on the wall. His ass wobbled back and forth. His legs kicked frantically as the whirling vortex inched ever closer.

"Oh-ho look at those legs go," said Leopard. "Little nervous? Scared even? Getting desperate?"

Scarlet Moon's fingers dug into the wall behind him, his eyes glued to the monitor showing his wiggling, svelt bottom. The whirling straps getting closer.


They came in contact.





"Hey, get your ass back out," snapped Buzzsaw, punctuating the command with three sharp strokes to the crease where right cheek met right thigh. "I'm not even close to done."

Adrian stuck his butt back out, squealing and crying all the while.

"Good. Nice to know you have some capacity for listening," said Buzzsaw. Her fingernails dug into the small of Adrian's back, and she struck Adrian's burning bottom with hard, body rocking blows.

Adrian rested his head against the wall, and buried his fists in his hair.



Natalie squealed when Adrian tugged her panties down, fully exposing the curve of her cheeks. She squirmed, flashing brief glimpses of the secret places nestled between her thighs and buttocks. "What are you doing?"

"Juliana said bare, so you're getting it bare."

"But there was plenty of bare skin!" wailed Natalie.

"So you wanted me to just spank that for twenty minutes?"

"Umm, no…"

"Then down the panties go."

Natalie moaned and pressed her face into the couch. She squeezed her legs and clenched her thighs. "This is so embarassing!"






"Maybe." Juliana tossed her head. "But sometimes being a hero means taking a little injustice for the greater good. It's all about being self-sacrificing."

"Let's see you put your money where you mouth is. Whenever I have to take a spanking 'for the greater good,' I get to give you the same when I get home."

"When you don't earn–"


Juliana sulked. "Fine."

Adrian grinned. "Always knew you had a just heart."

"Shut up." Juliana stomped over to her computer and plopped down. 'Leave me alone, I've got like sciency stuff to do."




Juliana screamed.

Scarlet Moon cried out and spasmed as the piercing shriek spiked his ear. In that moment of pain, Scarlet Moon saw his position with perfect clarity: obediently bent over a table getting whipped by a supervillain.

Scarlet Moon twisted around and backhanded Succubus into a table decked out with caviar.

"Stay out of my head!" A scarlet beam smashed into Succubus' chest and slammed her into the bar.

Succubus pushed herself to her feet, a serpentine smile on her face. She pointed her riding crop at Scarlet Moon. "Looks like the naughty little superhero refuses to take his medicine. Minions! Put him in the corner!"

The villain's minions charged, Succubus following shortly behind them.




Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to a nearby pillar and swung right, while Tempestas ran left.

Scarlet Moon planted his feet against it and rocketed at Sir Stuffins. Tempestas bounced off a sculpture and sailed at the bear.

The bear ducked low over the giraffe.




Melissa whipped the tawse across Adrian's burning sitspots four times in rapid succession. "Hold still. Or I will tie you down."

Adrian whined and sucked his ass in tight against the counter.

"And stick your ass out." Melissa punctuated the command with a stroke across the center of Adrian's backside. "God, kids these days. When I was your age, I could take a strapping like this without making a peep."

Adrian stuck his ass out. Juliana had better appreciate this.

The strap rained down on Adrian's proffered bottom, the sharp crack buffeting his ears.

Adrian yelped, and his hips rocked madly back and forth.

The tawse snapped across his thighs, making him howl.

It returned to his bottom, sending lines of fire racing across his almost-naked cheeks. His hips rocked again.

The tawse snapped across his thighs.



"We're going to the gym. Now," said Juliana.

"The gym? What does–" began Alex, before Natalie surreptitiously tapped her watch.

"You know," said Natalie. "The gym."

"Ohhh." Alex huffed and crossed her arms. "And what if I don't want to? We didn't do anything wrong–"

"Didn't do anything wrong?" Juliana clutched her head. "There are a thousand things wrong with that statement. Get your ass to the gym, and we'll have a nice, long talk about it."

"Make me. Hell, make us. Or are you gonna drag all three of us there by our ears? Only got two hands, and frankly I think we could take you."

Juliana leaned forward, and she spoke in a dangerous hiss. "True. But you know what I can do? I can Wait. Wait until you're walking past the bench outside our dorm by yourself. Then I'll bend you over that bench and beat your little bottom until you call me Mommy right there in front of God and everyone."


Juliana straightened and gave a cheerful smile. "Or we can go to the gym, have a nice private conversation, and forget all about it."

Alex sulked. "Fine. We'll do it your way. Bitch."

Juliana's smile turned venemous.



Adrian put on the outfit with shaking hands. It was a classic french maid dress, black with white frills, plunging neckline and a skirt so short the lower half of his heart-shaped ass stuck out underneath it, and there was no way it was covering anything if he bent over. A matching black thong utterly failed to cover his round ass. A pair of "fuck me" high heels and a frilly maid cap finished the ensemble.

Buzzsaw clapped Adrian on the ass where it peeked out from under the skirt. "Now, get to cleaning. Start with the kitchen, it's filthy in there."

Buzzsaw pulled a beer out of the fridge and sat down at the kitchen table to watch Adrian work. "Betcha wish you'd let me have your car now, don't you?"

Adrian focused on cleaning the dishes.

"You're lucky you know," said Buzzsaw. She took a drink. "Jezebel's chick ain't ever gonna be wearing clothing again, and literally her only purpose is to be Jezebel's little whipping girl. Princess of course is going to be using Anklyana for all sorts of experiments when she isn't dressing her up as a dolly and paddling her. You? You're dressed, you got good honest work. And I'll only be spanking you if you don't do a good job."




Scarlet Moon swung into the air, Anklyana clinging to his back. The dark figure flitted across the rooftops, moving with superhuman speed and agility.

"Another Supreme criminal," said Generalissima. "Where do they all come from?"

"I mean, they're not going out of their way to drum our bums, so can't be all bad," said Anklyana.

"They're a thief," said Generalissima.


Scarlet Moon lashed a couple of chords to the supports of a water tower and sling-shotted between them.

Anklyana squealed and tightened her grip.

Scarlet Moon sailed through the air and landed on the same rooftop as the dark figure.



Scarlet Moon leapt off the top of the scaffolding and lashed a cord to a nearby streetlamp.

"Scarlet Moon, halt immediately!" came the police chief's voice over the PA.

Anklyana groaned. "Why doe he have to be here?"



A few more small scraps of light formed around Adrian's hand. He sucked in a deep breath, his chest heaving like he'd just run a marathon. His head felt like it was full of helium. "Best I can do."

Juliana peered over the edge of the roof. "Can you create like a rope or something?"

Adrian focused on the scraps of light. Slowly, they formed into a cord. With a flick of a wrist, he wrapped it around the flagpole. He wrapped his arm around Juliana's waist, and the two jumped.

"NO!" roared Buzzsaw. "Get someone below! They're shimmying down the wall! GO!"

The two half-slid, half-fell down the edge of the building. They hit the ground. Adrian stumbled, shocks of pain running up his legs. Juliana wobbled, and nearly fell. She grabbed Adrian's arm and gave it a hard tug. "Come on!"

Shouts rose from behind the two, followed by the sound of shoes smacking pavement.

"Must go faster," said Juliana.



Scarlet Moon threw himself into a roll.




Scarlet Moon ran into the bowling alley, Tempestas just behind his. A shield fell down over the door. "OK, Yomama and Anklyana's shield oughta be able to hold them for a little bit. You OK?"

Scarlet Moon shrugged and picked at his dress.



Scarlet Moon flew out into a long, steel hallway, and went skidding across the steel floor, coming to rest at Buzzsaw's feet.

Buzzsaw grabbed Scarlet Moon by his hair and hoisted his into the air. "Well, well a naughty little boy finally deigned to come home. What do you have to say for yourself, Globoy?"

Scarlet Moon's eyes flared.



"We will discuss this when we get in there," said Tania. She pitched her voice low. "I promise, I'm not spanking you for insulting Jezebel."



Juliana opened the door. "Get out."








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Help me? I was helping you," said Tempestas. Her hand sank into Scarlet Moon's svelt bottom, making the pliant flesh collapse around her fingers.

"I was doing fine," said Scarlet Moon. "You were the one getting blasted all over campus."

Tempestas growled. She leaned forward, putting extra weight on Scarlet Moon's back. Her hand cracked across Scarlet Moon's bobbling sitspots with the force of a cannon.

Scarlet Moon squealed and bucked frantically. Didn't help. Tempestas' hand rained down again and again on Scarlet Moon's sitspots and the tops of his thighs, until both burned like the fire of hades.




Mr. Cuddles lowered itself onto one knee. It draped Scarlet Moon and Tempestas face down across its knee, their naked, cherry-red bottoms thrust up into the air. Mr. Cuddles' paw arced through the air with a great onrushing roar, like a freight train bearing down on a helpless damsel.

Scarlet Moon sucked in a breath and clenched his bottom.

The paw collided. Scarlet Moon shrieked at the top of his lungs. The stroke drove his hips into the bear's thigh. His bottom went into a rippling fit as the bear lifted its paw. Scarlet Moon tried to reach back to cover his sizzling cheeks, only to be foiled by the great paw pinning his to Mr. Cuddles' leg. Instead, he kicked and squirmed. He repeatedly clenched and unclenched his bottom, sending ripply shivers through his scorched buttocks.

The paw whooshed again, and struck Tempestas' naked cheeks with a thunderous crack. Tempestas howled and bounced up and down. Her hips slammed into Scarlet Moon's and her kicking legs got entangled with the other hero's.

The paw lifted up with a great creaking. Scarlet Moon whimpered. The paw arced down and crashed into Scarlet Moon's bottom a second time. Scarlet Moon howled and kicked. He arched his back and swung his torso back and forth.



Tempestas leapt out of the building, pushed by a gale force wind. Scarlet Moon carried Anklyana out onto a roof, and watched as Tempestas leapt and soared towards the falling speck. The speck grew into Bright, who swayed and stumbled drunkenly through the air.

Tempestas threw up her hands, twisting and twirling them, guiding firm but gentle winds around Bright's woozy form. Bright drifted down into Tempestas' arms like a leaf wafting on a cool autumn breeze.

Scarlet Moon swung over to join them, Anklyana cradled in one arm. He set Anklyana down, who swayed a little, but kept her feet.

"Is she ok?" asked Generalissima.

Bright groaned and held her head. "Wow. Bright. And really hot. Think I'm sunburned."

"You're fine," said Tempestas with a relieved sigh. She eased Bright onto her feet, who swayed and grabbed her for support.

"So, we beat him then?" Anklyana looked up into the sky. She grinned. "We did beat him then, and you saved us all Bright!"

Bright smiled uneasily. "Yeah, I guess."

Tempestas chuckled. "Yeah, I'd call this a win."

Anklyana glanced at Scarlet Moon. "You OK Moon? You're looking kinda uneasy."



Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to the abandoned building and zipped through the window through which he'd just escaped with Juliana. He burst out of the small room (presumably once a janitor's closet) and out into a dim hallway.

The leopard-print lady stood above a giant hole. She looked over her shoulder and arched an eyebrow. "Thought I told you to stay out of my way."

"Who are you?" asked Scarlet Moon.

"Leopard," said the woman.



Tempestas grabbed Scarlet Moon around the waist and pivoted. She flung Scarlet Moon into the air. A gust of wind buffetted the hero, flinging his towards the large window above the mall's entranceway.

Scarlet Moon zipped to a nearby drone. He leapt off it like a stepping stone. A cord lashed to a pillar and whipped his towards the window. He took one last look at Tempestas, who kneeled in the middle of an ever-closing circle of toys, watching Scarlet Moon. Tempestas half-smiled and gave Scarlet Moon a salute.

Scarlet Moon yanked the cord back in and flared his shield. The shield buckled as he smashed through the glass, but held. A cord lashed to a nearby streetlight and he swung out into the parking lot and winter sunshine.

The cord flickered. He zipped towards the streetlight. The cord vanished just before he got there. He yelped, and snagged the streetlight with his fingers. He grabbed the light with his other hand, and hung. He tried to pull himself up, his arms shaking, but couldn't quite get there.

A drio of drones zipped out the window after him.




"So you all understand the problem and solution perfectly? Alright, what happens if the number in `word:number` isn't actually a number?"



"Well, well, well. The two secret agents from Megawater," said Generalissima. "What a surprise."

Scarlet Moon lashed a couple of cords to the two agents' shoulders and zipped them into the air.

"Hey!" said Dana, the brunette.

"What the fuck?" said Marie, the redhead.



"We've all got work to do. Vanessa show his to the employee room, and then you two need to hit the floor. You handled that quite well Vanessa. Keep up the good work," said Rossi.

"Yes ma'am," said the two in unison.

As they walked away, Vanessa leaned in close to Adrian. "Thanks for saving my bacon back there. Sorry about the swats, but that's part of training."

Adrian glared at Vanessa and made a big show of rubbing his bottom. "It's not the sting I'm upset about."

Vanessa winced. She opened a door into a small lounge. "Yeah, I know I can't believe I forgot to give you the rundown. Look it's quite simple. Be polite, fill people's drinks, and when you mess up apologize, get it fixed, and give them a discount. You mess up, I give you a few swats like back there. You really mess up, I give you a hard spanking."




Scarlet Moon's peppered Princess' wobbling cheeks, bringing a red blush to the girl's shaking flesh. Princess yelped. Her hips wiggled back and forth. Her legs kicked, and she pounded her fists against Anklyana's forcefield.

This went on for several minutes, Scarlet Moon's palm flashing between bouncing cheeks, Princess kicking and screaming, Tempestas and Anklyana watching with smirks on their face.

Scarlet Moon paused and shook his hand. It burned something fierce. Almost as much as Princess' bottom.

Scarlet Moon swirled his forcefield into a paddle long and wide enough to cover Princess' entire bottom.

"Are we done?" asked Princess with a sniff.



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.



"OK, ok," said the Whistler, casting a panicked look over her shoulder. "I'll tell you, I'll tell just please don't let me-"

Scarlet Moon grabbed the woman around the waist just as the forcefield gave out. He wrapped a cord around a nearby branch. They lowered to the ground. Scarlet Moon dropped the Whistler into the dirt.

"So," said Scarlet Moon, dispersing the scarlet cord, and crossing his arms over his chest.

"Jeez," muttered Juliana. "Talk about intense."



Blood Moon flipped backwards and grabbed a windowsill on his hideout.

Bright emerged from the building. She shook herself, and leapt into the air. "Those are some good shields."

Tempestas landed on the roof above Blood Moon. "You're surrounded and outnumbered Blood Moon. Surrender."

Blood Moon's body brightened. "Outnumbered maybe, but not outgunned. Come on then, and I'll show you Scarlet Moon's real power."



Adrian spied Natalie sitting on a bench hunched over her computer and plopped down next to her.



Adrian gave Vanessa's left cheek a handprint to match her right.

Vanessa squealed, and scissor-kicked.

"Oh come on, it's only been two smacks," said Adrian. He gave Vanessa's right cheek three rapid fire smacks, and her left three rapid fire smacks.

Vanessa squirmed, her bouncing bottom swaying across Adrian's thighs. "Yeah, but nobody's hand hurts like yours! What are you doing?"

"Giving you a sound spanking. What does it feel like?" Adrian battered Vanessa's bobbing bottom, his palm alternating rapidly between the roiling cheeks, filling the common room with the crisp crack of bare hand to bare bottom.

Vanessa squealed and yelped and even screeched once or twice. Her legs kicked madly, nearly hitting Adrian in the head a couple of times. Her fingers dug into the couch cushions.

A bedroom door opened and Alexandra stuck her head out. "Hey, keep it down out there. Some of us have an eight o'clock class tomorrow!"

Adrian and Vanessa shared a look.

"You have an eight o'clock class?" asked Vanessa.

"Hey, it wasn't my choice. Only time they offered it that fit my schedule. Now shut up before I tan both your asses!" Alexandra sucked her head back into her room and shut her door.

Vanessa grabbed a pillow off of the couch and buried her head in it. "How much more do I have?"

Adrian ran a hand across Vanessa's cooked cheeks.



Panicked shrieks rose from the stands. Scarlet Moon flung up a scarlet bubble around the stage. A firehose of water struck Scarlet Moon in the chest with enough force to slam him against the interior of his own bubble.

The bubble wobbled. Poseidon charged in, a fist sailing for Scarlet Moon's face. Scarlet Moon ducked the punch. His forcefield swirled into a spring and he rammed it against Poseidon's chest.




Scarlet Moon and Anklyana hunkered down around a sewer grate. Scarlet Moon pulled the grate free with a heave and a grunt. He gestured for Anklyana to go down.

"Why do I have to go first?" asked Anklyana.

"Gotta replace the grate," said Scarlet Moon.

Anklyana sighed and clambered down into the sewers.

"Don't know what you guys are complaining about," said Generalissima. "Your forcefields should protect you."

"Doesn't help with the smell though," said Anklyana.

"Pretty sure it does, or you'd be having trouble breathing. Lot of methane down there," said Generalissima.

"Pleasant." Anklyana shifted from one foot to the other. "It's rather dark in here."

Scarlet Moon slid in and replaced the grate. He created a small glowing sphere over his hand.

"Not much better." Anklyana squinted into the dark, flickering scarlet-tinted walls.

"Relax, Grue's are just a myth," said Generalissima.




Scarlet Moon leapt off that belt too. Once again, the ground lurched beneath his.

But he was ready this time. His feet barely touched the ground, before he was leaping away. He jumped and hopped from one end of the room to the other, until he found himself next to one of the large fans.

He smashed it. And the next one, and the next one, dancing from one end of the room to the other, one step ahead of the moving floor.

The winds calmed, and Scarlet Moon zipped back into the air, escaping the conveyor belt for good.

"You're good Moon. Better than I expected," said Leopard. "Let's see if you can keep it up!"



Juliana threw her hands up in disgust. She righted her chair and slammed it into the ground. "Fine. You two want to get your asses beat by Adrian's clone, not my problem. He's being held at the abandoned nuclear power plant on the northeast side of town."

"We have an abandoned nuclear power plant?" asked Adrian.

Juliana rolled her eyes. "Yes. The whole thing is a pathetic episode of incompetence and grift at the height of the Pandemic Recession."

"Right." Natalie grinned at Adrian. She flashed into her costume. "Let's go save Dad."

Adrian touched his necklace and flashed into Scarlet Moon.

Anklyana leapt on Scarlet Moon's back, and Scarlet Moon swung out into the icy February air.

"Right, I'm going to be signing off so that I can track down Bright," said Generalissima. "But I can tell you this: the imposter is made of Glow, and he has way more power than either one of you. A direct assault is just going to end with two cherry-red bottoms. You're gonna need to be smart. Use your environment."




Scarlet Moon bucked on the cat's lap. He tried to pry the beast's hand off his head, but it was like trying to remove a vice. His legs scissored madly, his round, shaking buttocks rolling with the motion of his long, spandex-clad thighs.

The cat stung Scarlet Moon's bottom with the speed of a machine gun and the strength of a cannonball. A bone-deep burn suffused his entire bottom, so great and terrible his entire world vanished into a haze of pain, his throbbing, wobbling ass at the center.

A blinding flash of green light burned through his eyelids. The cat's legs vanished out from under him and he fell to the ground with a grunt. The blows stopped.

Everyone stood still for a moment, waiting for the cat to reappear. Nothing moved (except Scarlet Moon's hips). Nothing made a sound (except Scarlet Moon, groaning and sobbing a little).

Anklyana sighed. "It seems to be gone."

Hands, much smoother than the one that was just battering Scarlet Moon's bottom, helped him to his feet.






"Look, I'm just trying to look out for us, ok? Please, don't make this any harder than it needs to be."

"I'll take it from here," said Jezebel's smooth voice. "Good effort–"

A scuffle, and then Juliana's frantic voice. "They're tracking you, run!"

Another scuffle, followed by a stream of hard slaps, and Juliana's wails of pain.

With a jolt, Scarlet Moon deactivated the tracker. A sparkle flared in the corner of his eye. He looked down and saw a woman in a chainmail bikini, wielding a sword and shield a few stories down. The woman leapt at him, shield first.

Scarlet Moon yelped and fell sideways. The woman's shield shattered the platform Scarlet Moon was sitting on, while her sword sliced through a chunk of rubble like it was made of paper.

Scarlet Moon bounced off one of the pieces of rubble and zipped to a building below.



"Her computer's the only thing that really matters." Juliana slapped Adrian's right cheek with the paddle. The sharp crack of leather echoed around the parking lot. Adrian yelped and hopped up onto his toes. "My virus is not obvious. Her missing ledger is. So now she might suspect someone was in her office. She might find the virus, or even just wipe her computer and start over."

Juliana tightened his grip on Adrian's french braid and pulled his head up. She battered Adrian's right cheek with a stream of bum-rippling smacks. Each stroke of the paddle left a stinging memory behind. They built on each other, burning deeper and deeper into Adrian's plump cheek. Adrian squealed and bobbed his hips, his compact bottom rocking back and forth.

"Now, why else was that a terrible idea? Oh yeah, I remember. That ledger right there, is the exact kind of thing that the police can find. Legally. And then use in court. Congratulations, you may have just made it that much harder for the cops to put Superfraud in jail." Juliana unleashed a flurry of rapid-fire smacks to Adrian's left cheek, rapidly bringing the exposed globe up to a blaze to match its partner. Adrian kicked his foot and pounded his fist against the hood of the car.

"Don't you dare dent my car," said Juliana. "I will take the cost of repairs out on your bottom. Lord knows, mom'll will do the same to mine."

Adrian muttered under his breath.

"What was that?" Juliana whapped Adrian's right sitspot.



"Behold, Scarlet Moon," exclaimed Juliana throwing her arms out to encompass Adrian.

Adrian admired his legs and svelt bottom.



Tania leaned forward and put a hand on Adrian's. She gave Adrian a serious look. "Kitten, listen to me. Jezebel is what happens when you let power consume you. Getting it, abusing it, reveling in it. Promise me you won't that happen to you."

"Is this about the kidnappings?" asked Adrian, a touch of anger. "That wasn't–"

"Obviously," said Tania. "Unless you can text and kidnap at the same time. Kitten, I need you to listen. Jezebel brings out the worst in people. Don't let her bring out the worst in you. I don't think the city could survive that. And I don't think you'd like what you'd do."

"You don't know what I'd do," muttered Adrian.

"No. Nobody does." Tania gave Adrian's hands a squeeze. "And I don't want to find out. Do you?"

Adrian shook his head.

"Then try not to let her get to you," said Tania. "Her approval is meaningless."



"You ok?" asked Juliana.



Vanessa shrugged. "Not your fault."



Scarlet Moon teetered a little beneath the weight. "Wait a minute. Alex is in there, I might-"

The crate tipped a bit too far to the right and the giant iron box landed on Scarlet Moon's foot.

While his shield ensured he didn't lose a toe, the fact remained that he had just dropped a giant iron box on his foot.

"Shit fucking bitch!" Scarlet Moon clutched his foot with one hand.

"What the fuck was that?!" roared Buzzsaw from inside the building. "You lot! Go check it out!"

About half a dozen Whistlers came charging out of the warehouse. He'd have to take them down quickly, and hopefully without losing too much of his scarlet mojo. He had a terrible suspicion that he wouldn't be leaving the docks if Buzzsaw beat him.

"Is that a clown?" said one of the Whistlers. "Who the hell ordered a clown? Buzzsaw's gonna be pissed-"



Juliana groaned.

Sam stared at Adrian. "You got into a crash."


"And then fought off the Whistlers."


"And you don't have a single bruise to show for it."

"Umm…" Adrian glanced down at his t-shirt. A bit wrinkled, but no smudges or tears, no dried blood. His knuckled weren't bruised, his face didn't hurt anywhere.

Sam rubbed his forehead. "And you really expect me to believe this?"

"I'm telling you, it happened," said Adrian, stomping his foot.

"Do you think I'm an idiot?"




"Ow! Ow! Let-ah, whatever. I figured this was gonna happen." Juliana sighed.

"Hush, you naughty girl! I promised you a spanking, and I always fulfill my promises. When I feel like it." The man walked her towards the wooded area. Once there, he pushed her over a large stump, forcing her curvaceous, naked cheeks up into the air. With one hand pressed firmly against the middle of her back, the man whaled on Juliana's jiggly butt.

Juliana gritted her teeth, her toes curling and twitching in time to the heavy smacks.



Prometheus stood just in front of the door with her back to it, holding Officer Chastain upside down by her ankle, laughing maniacally.




"That's right. Beg. Beg like a whiny. Little. Bitch!" Buzzsaw punctuated her last few words with sweeping strokes that flattened Adrian's curved cheeks, echoed off the building, and sent bolts of agony racing through Adrian's body.



"Yeah, that makes sense," said Generalissima.



Natalie gasped.

"Frankly, boy, I'm far more interested in what you deserve." Mrs. Rossi took Adrian's tray. "Vanessa, come over here for a moment."

Vanessa wove through the crowd. "Yes, Mrs. Rossi?"

"Be a dear and take this tray into the back, and find me an unused spatula, would you?" Mrs. Rossi handed the tray to Vanessa.

Adrian backed up a step. Mrs. Rossi grabbed his and bent him under her arm. Adrian's tight trousers strained against his outthrust bottom. Mrs. Rossi wasted no time tugging the trousers down to Adrian's thighs, exposing his boxer briefs.



Sam clasped his hands behind his back and fixed the two with a firm stare. "Eleven. That's all we ask. Gives you plenty of time to have some fun, but not enough to get life-threatening drunk. It ensures that you get home before the bars close and drunks hit the road. It ensures we're not up all night worrying about where you are and if you're in trouble. So, what is so hard about being home by eleven? You both have phones don't you? Can neither of you be bothered to set an alarm? Do you have any idea how worried I was getting? I was about ready to call the police. And it turns out this whole time you were just out dancing? You couldn't even be bothered to answer the phone?"

Juliana frowned.

"Yeah, I called you. Both. Repeatedly. And neither one of you bothered to pick up. Did your phones die?"

Juliana nodded.

Sam sighed and massaged his forehead. "Look, I have a responsibility to look after you, make sure you don't do anything dangerous. And you have a responsibility to help me do that."




Adrian looked around, and spotted Juliana just as she shoved the last wooden plank connecting the two rooftops into the abyss.

Juliana turned to Adrian, and grinned. "Sup?"

Adrian grabbed Juliana's hand. "Come on. I want to go home."

"Buzzsaw?" asked Juliana.



The chief grunted. "You'll excuse me if I'm not filled with confidence."

"Can't really blame you." Scarlet Moon shrugged. He warily approached the arena.



"Hey wait, a minute. I completely forgot." Blood Moon's eyes glowed.

Scarlet Moon activated his Glow detectors. He watched as a stream of Glow flowed out of the nuclear generator and into Blood Moon. "Anklyana, he's charging up!"

"What?" Anklyana dropped the paddle and backed up.

Blood Moon let out a cry and burst out of the cords binding him. He dropped to his feet and glared at Scarlet Moon and Anklyana. "You'll pay for this. Just you wait."

Anklyana lunged at Blood Moon, but Blood Moon easily leapt over her. He lashed a cord to a nearby tree and swung into the air. He landed on top of the control building and fired a magenta beam at Anklyana. The beam splashed against Anklyana's shield. Blood Moon swayed and held his head.

"OK, so maybe not quite up to full strength," he muttered. He fired a beam into the building below her, sending chunks of concrete flying at the two heroes, and choking the air with dust.

When the dust cleared, he was gone.

"No!" wailed Anklyana. She danced angrily in place, stomping her feet. "No no no no! Dammit Scarlet Moon this is all your fault!"



Eventually, the sobs faded, and Natalie pulled away. She wiped her eyes. "I should, I should just go to bed. I'll, I'll…"

Natalie turned and rushed from Adrian's room.



"Wait," said Scarlet Moon. "There is one question I have."

Silver paused. "Yes?"

"Do you have any enemies?"

Silver smiled. "We're about to go and ambush one."

"I mean rich enemies. The kinds of enemies who would fund a kidnapping?"

Silver's smile vanished. "What do you mean?"

"I overheard Buzzsaw talking to someone on the phone, before I rescued your daughter. Someone who was supposed to come and pick her up."

Silver tapped her lips. "Interesting. I thought it was just a standard kidnap-and-ransom."

"I don't think so. Someone hired Buzzsaw to kidnap Alexandra."

"I don't know of anyone off the top of my head. Oh don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people who don't like me, but they're mostly politicians I've snubbed, or businesspeople I've undercut. All very professional, nothing that would trigger a kidnapping. I shall have to do some digging. Thanks for the warning."



"It's Blood Moon. I don't think he's dead."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, I've been studying readings on the explosion I got from yours and Anklyana's suits, and it doesn't add up. There just wasn't enough energy to account for all of Blood Moon. And what's more, it's hard to see, but there's a small core of Glow that fell somewhere in the city. It was weak, but it looked like Blood Moon, scanned like Blood Moon. He's still alive. Somewhere."

Meanwhile, in sewers beneath the city…

"Found you at last little one." Princess rocked gleefully on the shoulders of a scaled down Mr. Cuddles. She leapt off his shoulders and landed next to a faintly glowing sphere. She popped open a canister and plopped it down over the sphere. She closed the canister and slipped it into her bright pink backpack. Her phone buzzed.

"Hi!" she said cheerfully. Her face fell. "Sorry bosslady. Not finding any sign of it. Probably burst apart good when it blew up. Ah well, it had some serious flaws anyway. Best off rebuilding."

Voices on the other end.

"I will! Thank you very much." Princess hung up and tucked her phone away. She hefted her backpack and smirked. "I know just the nice little isolated place out in some cornfields for this little man."



Juliana took Adrian's arm and guided him to her room.

"Come on Juliana, I'm tired," said Adrian.

"Just a little bit longer. This is important." Juliana pulled Adrian into her room and closed the door.



The two reached the men's belts, and Natalie looked through them. "Surprised you came with me. You got a thing for belts?"

"Nah, I just didn't want to go with Juliana and Keiko. I love Juliana to death, but sometimes it's best to keep your distance."

"She a bit cranky right now?"

"Not so much cranky, as anxious. And when she gets anxious, she gets a bit mischievous."


"Oh, hey Natalie." Bernice Chastain emerged from the stream of people walking past the men's belts. Her eyes flicked rapidly to the belts and back to the two students. "What um, brings you to the men's, um, belt section?"

"Hello Bernice." Natalie smiled. She gestured to Bernice. "Adrian Amaya, this is Bernice Chastain. Bernice, this is Adrian Amaya."




Scarlet Moon looked around. He could just flip Prometheus over his knee, but all the OTK stuff was getting old.

A swirl of wind lifted Poseidon off the ground, butt in the air and head and feet dangling. Tempestas grabbed the speedo and yanked it down to Poseidon's knees.

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.

"What are you doing with that thing?" asked Prometheus. She squirmed. "Let me go. Let me go."

Scarlet Moon hopped up onto the platform. He lifted Prometheus off his shoulder and slid the hook through the back of the girl's little shorts. Prometheus squealed as the hook took her full weight, yanking the tiny shorts right up into her buttcrack, almost fully exposing a pair of pert little buttocks. Her legs pedaled and her hands clawed at the air like she was trying to swim away.

Scarlet Moon wove his shield into a paddle long and broad enough to completely cover Prometheus' little bottom. It even came with holes.



Scarlet Moon's voice came out as a dangerous hiss. "We'll see how long that lasts. You got a lot to answer for boy. Like the the arena, and the weight room, and the quad, and your parents' house, "

Scarlet Moon pressed Poseidon' face into the cool asphalt. He raised his hand. A glowing crimson ruler formed in his fist. The ruler arced down, turning into a crimson blur as it cut the air. It struck the middle swell of both villainous cheeks. A great snap bounced off the neighborhood houses. The boy's firm bum flattened beneath the strike and bounced back in a frantic wobble. Poseidon howled and thrashed his hips about. The ruler arced again and struck just below the first smack. Poseidon wailed and clawed at the fist holding his hair, pressing his face against the dirty, cracked road. The ruler snapped a third time, just below that. This time the scarlet ruler dug into the man's sitspots, eliciting an even more frantic howl. The fourth stroke struck the sensitive crease where bum met thigh. Poseidon bucked wildly . His legs scissored desperately. The fifth stroke kissed the tops of his sensitive thighs. The meaty flesh jiggled beneath the stroke. A sob mingled with Poseidon' wail.

Scarlet Moon worked his way back up, strikin the tops of the thighs a second time. The crease next, followed by the sitspots and two strokes across the peaks of the villain's cheeks.

Three times Scarlet Moon worked that ruler up and down the Poseidon' lower bottom. By the time he finished, Poseidon lay sobbing into the dirt, his limbs twitching with every stroke, his bottom even redder than his sister's costume.

Scarlet Moon glanced over at Tempestas, to see the heroine had reduced Prometheus to a similar sobbing wreck.




"Relax, not like there's gonna be a mosh pit. Now come on. Your butt is your best asset, and we're gonna work it for all it's worth."



"Great job! Now get out of there and find someplace private where you can question her," said Juliana.

"One step ahead of you." Scarlet Moon tossed the woman over his shoulder, and slipped out of the building. He returned to the copse of trees, and dispersed the cords binding his captive.



They reached the common room and found Vanessa sitting at the couch with some homework in her lap. She leapt to her feet when she saw Juliana and Adrian. "Holy crap, what happened?"

"Adrian did something stupid, and resisted his punishment." Juliana pushed Adrian towards his room. "Now go to your room. We'll talk more later."

"Yes ma'am." Adrian took a quick glance at Vanessa, and scurried for his room.

"Remind me never to piss you off," said Vanessa.

Adrian entered his room, and closed the door. He yanked off his panties, shoes and socks and tossed them into the corner. He threw himself onto his bed with a wail and gingerly rubbed his blazing bottom.




"…Kyung-Sook just couldn't believe it. 'Why would you rotate the crystals like that? You could have blown us all sky-high!' she said. Of course, your sister insisted that she had known all along it was going to be fine, and in fact more efficient. She had been right of course, or we wouldn't have been having that conversation. We'd have been puddles. So naturally, Kyung-Sook blistered her ass for not following proper safety procedures." Tania shook her head as she pulled into the restaurant parking lot. "That girl has got to learn to think things through. If she does, she'll be one of the best scientists of your generation."

"Sounds like you really admire her," muttered Adrian.

Tania grunted sourly. She parked. "Don't worry kitten. She's not my type. Not even a little bit. That girl needs someone who'll haul her kicking and screaming over their knee for the thrashing of a lifetime once a week or so. I have no patience for that nonsense. I want someone who'll bend over and take his medicine like a good boy. Someone like my kitten."

Tania ran a hand along Adrian's thigh. Adrian shivered at the touch, and even purred a little. Tania smiled. She turned off the car. Adrian reached for the door, but a shake of Tania's head stopped him.

Tania got out and circled around the car. Adrian couldn't help but watch the mesmerizing sway of Tania's hips. Her dress clung to those broad, swinging hips, showing off every curve it ostensibly covered.



Tempestas leapt into the air. A slide flattened Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot. Legostopheles blew apart underneath a tower of platforms. Mr Cuddles caught the main structure, and flung it aside.

Great gusts of wind whipped play pieces into the air and flung them at Mr. Cuddles, driving him back step by step.



The giraffe and teddy bear struggled to their feet. They spread out and approached Scarlet Moon from opposite directions. Scarlet Moon backed up a few steps. He held his scarlet staff before his.

A blast of wind whipped through Scarlet Moon's hair. Window panes rattled and the second floor catwalk swayed. What looked almost like a tornado hovered over his head.

Tempestas landed next to Scarlet Moon and flung her arms out. A blast of wind flung all four of them into the air. The tornado caught them and whipped them around and around. Scarlet Moon slammed into the giraffe, and bounced away. The giraffe slammed into the bear, and bounced away. The bear slammed into the wall and fell to the ground. The giraffe went skipping across the floor, knocking over people and toys. Scarlet Moon struck the railing and fell, landing hard. He pushed himself to his feet. Tempestas erupted from the whirlwind and slammed both feet into the bear's chest. The bear went sprawling, and Tempestas back-flipped, landing not far from Scarlet Moon. She glanced over her shoulder at the sprawled hero.

"Eh hehe, oops?" said Tempestas. She shifted from one foot to the other. "Sorry about that, tornadoes are kinda hard to control, you know?"



The ground bucked. A small crowd shrieked as the ground gave way beneath them. A scarlet net formed around them and carried them out. Nets flew out in every direction, gathering people up and zipping them away.

Spiderweb cracks formed across Anklyana's shield.

"Oh no. Oh no oh no oh no," said Anklyana.

"Hold it, Anklyana hold it," said Generalissima.

"I can't…"

"Yes you can, come on, you've got this."

"No, I can't!" Anklyana's barrier shattered and the roof collapsed.

The rubble slammed into a great scarlet curtain. Scarlet Moon hovered in the middle, his glow flickering.

"Get out of there Anklyana. Move!"

Anklyana ran for the door just behind the last of the innocents caught up in Princess' net. Tempestas leapt past her, grabbed Princess, and bolted for the door.

Anklyana took one last look over her shoulder before the ceiling collapsed on Scarlet Moon.

Juliana closed the window. She smiled. It didn't look it, but Adrian knew it was forced. "And that's the last of it before you emerged from the rubble like Jesus."



"No Juliana's right," said Natalie. There was a strange twinkle in her eye. "You know you feel guilty about it, and a spanking would help."

Alex grumbled under her breath. "Ok fine. Whatever. Let's just get it over with."

Juliana sat up with an eager smile and pulled off her flip-flop. "Right. Over my knee young lady."

"Whatever happened to 'this'll hurt me more than it hurts you?'" asked Alex as she placed herself across Juliana's bare thighs.

"That's always been nonsense," said Juliana. She wedgied Alex's small bikini bottoms, fully exposing Alex's pale buttocks. She lifted the flip-flop over her head. "Especially when using an implement."

The sharp crack of sandal on bare bottom echoed across the quiet beach.

"Hey, not so hard!" yelped Alex. She kicked and squirmed.

"Oh you're getting it hard alright," said Juliana with a sadistic grin. She bounced the flip-flop off of Alex's squirming bottom with gusto. "By the time we're done, you won't be sitting until a week after spring break."

Alex moaned, but didn't say anything else. Probably because she was too busy kicking and wailing and squealing while Juliana made her bottom dance. Twenty minutes later, Juliana stood Alex up and pushed her over to Natalie.

Natalie tipped Alex over her meaty thighs and pulled off her bikini bottoms.



Scarlet Moon ran for the edge.



Adrian shuffled down the corridor, his mind filled with thoughts of bed. As he went, he could hear the sharp slap of wood on bare flesh, interspersed with feminine yelps. Adrian hesitated, and went back to wait outside the office for Juliana. He eyed the long wooden bench sitting outside the office, trying to decide which hurt more: his feet, or his ass. Maybe two or three minutes passed, but they felt like an eternity. Adrian found himself alternating between sitting for a few seconds, standing for a few seconds, and fervently wishing the damned thing had cushions.

Juliana eventually came out, rubbing her bottom and sniffling. Her eyes widened when she saw Adrian. "Figured you'd have gone to bed by now."

Adrian shrugged. "Kinda felt like waiting for you, I guess."

Sam came out a few minutes later, locking the office behind him. "You two go on to bed. Now. Shoo. Unless you want a few more."



Using a bit of power to lend himself superhuman speed and grace, Adrian slid around David and carefully approached the cat figure.

"Dammit Adrian," hissed David. "Get back here before I–"

A woman landed on top of the pickup truck next them. 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. She carried a blowgun in one hand and a paddle about the length and width of a machete hung at her side.

"Here kitty, kitty, kitty," said the leopard print lady.

The catlike creature hissed, grabbed Adrian, threw him over her shoulder, and sprinted away into the darkness.

"Adrian!" screamed David. He sprinted after them, but he had no hope of keeping up with the superhumanly fast cat-woman.

"Oh ho! Taking hostages now," crowed the leopard-print woman. "This is getting better and better!"

David, Juliana and Sam faded into the darkness as the cat woman leapt onto the side of a building and scaled up to the roof. She sprinted and leapt from roof to roof.

A dart bounced off the ledge to the cat woman's left. The woman hewed right. Another dart bounced off an air conditioning unit, driving the cat a little left.



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."



Adrian grabbed Natalie around the forearm and turned her sideways.

Natalie's eyes popped open. "Noo Adrian don't–oww!"

"I've half a mind to put you over my knee." Adrian smacked the seat of Natalie's dress. A tingling warmth spreading across his nethers as he watched that big, beautiful bottom wobble beneath his hard hand.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry," wailed Natalie, dancing and squirming in place.

"Is there a problem here?" asked Napier.

Adrian jumped and spun. "Um, no sir. Your daughter was just putting herself down, insisting she's ugly. I wasn't going to stand for it."

Napier grunted. "Would you like to borrow my belt?"


"It's a very good belt. Natalie outdid herself this year," said Napier.

"That won't be necessary," said Adrian. He gave Natalie a warning look. "Yet."

"You're both big meanie faces," muttered Natalie, though a hint of a smile fought with an adorable pout.

Napier hooked his thumbs through his belt. "Natalie's told me a lot about you, Adrian. And I have to say, I think you'd do her a lot of good. I know, I don't really need to say it, but feel free to spank her soundly anytime you think she needs it."


"I'm honestly no good at it myself," said Napier. "Almost never have the heart."




"Jesus Christ." Buzzsaw plowed into the ground next to Scarlet Moon and backhanded the heroine through the remnants of the bell tower. "You're both big heaping piles of stupid, ain't ya?"

Tempestas leapt at Buzzsaw, but Buzzsaw wrapped her chain around Tempestas' waist and flung her into the bell tower next to Scarlet Moon.

"Don't even think about it Breezy. You can barely stir the winds, and Globoy blew his load building that ridiculous gallows."

"Oh fuck off," said Prometheus, pushing herself to her feet. "We don't need your help, and we don't take-eep!"

Buzzsaw flung Prometheus over her shoulder and gave the girl a hard smack on her bare, bright red bottom. "Shaddap."

Buzzsaw grabbed Poseidon and flung him over her other shoulder. "Catch ya later Globoy."

Buzzsaw leapt away.

Tempestas groaned, and pushed herself to her feet. "Oh look at that. They got away. Again."



Sam's belt snapped across Juliana's upthrust buttocks. The spongy flesh rippled beneath the harsh leather. Juliana's eyes doubled in size. Her hips jerked and a whine rose in her throat.

There was a sharp crack, and a line of fire burned across the peak of Adrian's svelt bottom. Adrian squealed and bucked his hips, his heart-shaped bottom rippling beneath the stroke.

Sam's belt flattened Juliana's bottom a second time. Juliana howled and kicked her feet. Her hands squeezed Adrian's hands so hard, Adrian briefly worried they were going to break them.

David's belt slapped Adrian's bottom, this time laying down a strip of agony across the lower third of his peach cheeks. Adrian kicked and squeezed Juliana's hands (being careful not to break any fingers).

Sam's belt snapped across Juliana's bottom, sending the girl into a squirming, bucking fit. David's belt burned into Adrian's wobbling cheeks, eliciting howling and kicking.

The door opened.

"Well now, what do we have here?" asked Alexandra's voice. "Date didn't go as planned I take it? Or maybe it did. So hard to tell with you two."



Natalie shoved Adrian onto the couch.



"Then how do you it?" asked Natalie quietly. "How do you put your costume on every day?"

"Because it's all mine." Adrian closed his hand into a fist. A faint red halo surrounded it. "My fears. My powers. My costume. My decisions. They're all mine. It doesn't matter what they throw at me. These powers are mine, and I will decide what they do. Nobody else."

"I wish I could do that," said Natalie.

"You'd be amazed what you can do if you take a deep breath, close your eyes, stop wishing, and start doing," said Adrian.

"I can't." Natalie burrowed her face into the pillow. "I just, I just can't."

"Yes you–"

"No, I can't! I'm not, I can't do it, ok? I'm too pathetic."



Adrian sat down next to Natalie, grabbed her by the arms, and yanked her over his lap.

Natalie squawked. "No, Adrian what are you doing? Stop, I'm still sore from Daddy's belt."

"If you think we're going to just sit here, and let you put yourself down like this, you've got another thing coming," said Juliana. "That was incredible Natalie. And if we have to blister your bottom to get you to recognize that, then by golly we're gonna blister your bottom."




"This is hilarious." Juliana wiped tears from her eyes. "And clever. I love it. I absolutely love it."

"So, umm, you'll go easy on me?"

"Aww, heck no. Your new girlfriend wants a show, so I'm gonna give her one," said Juliana. "You were the one stupid enough not to cover my name."

Adrian groaned.

"Well, start the camera rolling," said Juliana.

Adrian sighed and started a video. He held it out, angled so that it caught both him and Juliana. "I'm sorry for covering your toothbrush in soap, Juli."

Juliana tried to look stern, but the smile twitching her lips marred it. "So first, eww. Using someone else's toothbrush is gross. Second, I don't appreciate you trying to spread your punishment around."

Adrian shrugged. His bottom clenched anxiously. "I'm sorry."

"Well, apology accepted. Give me your phone." Juliana held out her hand. "Turn around and drop your jeans. And make sure to give your new girlfriend a show!"




Alex rolled her eyes and gestured to the screen. "How many people do you know can do that?"

Adrian grunted and entered Juliana's room. "Did you hear, apparently Scarlet Moon kidnapped other people."

"Yeah, I saw that while you were on your way home," said Juliana. "Close the door."



Bright hovered a few inches above the snow and removed one of her sandals. "Alright you two, bend over and touch your toes. It's spankin' time!"

Generalissima gave Scarlet Moon an angry elbow before bending over and putting her hands on her knees. She arched her back, her big, round bottom straining against her tight skirt and looked over her shoulder at Bright with resigned expectation.



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."






Scarlet Moon swished the switch through the air a few times.

Generalissima winced. "I take it back, I'm sorry for calling you a jerk, I'm sorry for suggesting we cheat. Come on, please."

Scarlet Moon brought the switch down across the peaks of Generalissima's pinkened cheeks.

Generalissima shrieked. Her legs stuck out straight, and her fingers dug into the treebark. "Oww! God that stings. I hate those things, I hate them."

Scarlet Moon laid another stripe across Generalissima's quivering mounds, just below the first one. Generalissima howled. She bucked and kicked and shook her head.

"I hate you. You're such a jerk."

Scarlet Moon snapped the switch across Generalissima's bottom, just below the last stripe.

Generalissima's hips bucked and wiggled frantically, her bare bubble butt bouncing and wobbling with the motion. "I'm serious Moon. Stop it now or so help me–OOWOWOWOWOWOWO!"

Scarlet Moon lifted the switch off the crease where Generalissima's juicy bottom met her muscular thighs, and brought it down across the tops of her thighs.

"Aagh! Ohhh, that stings ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow." Generalissima legs pulled helplessly against the cords binding her ankles.

Scarlet Moon brought the switch down across the crease where buttock met thigh.

"Yeaaagh! Stop hitting me there."

Scarlet Moon brought the switch down across Generalissima's vulnerable sitspots.



Adrian alternated between watching the crowd, and paging blindly through a news app on his phone.

Vanessa came out of the crowd and made a beeline for Adrian. Long, angry strides ate up the ground, and her fists were clenched at her side. Her brows were drawn down sharp against her narrowed eyes, and her entire jaw clenched.

"Hey," said Adrian, putting his phone away. "What's wrong?"

"It's a scam," said Vanessa in a harsh voice.

"What's a scam?"

"It's that booth over there." Vanessa gestured vaguely towards the strange knot of people. "The lady behind it claims she's got some sort of miracle water that will cure anything, from cancer to persistent migraines and those people are eating it up. You've got sick, desperate people over there all clamoring for her lies."

"Hey," barked a voice.



Scarlet Moon's voice came out as a dangerous hiss. "After the mess you made of the arena, and the weight room, and the quad, and your parents' house, you're gonna whine about fair?"

Scarlet Moon grabbed the back of her tanktop and ripped that off too, leaving Prometheus naked except her PVC thigh-high boots and small butterfly mask.

Prometheus squirmed anxiously. "Leave me alone you lunatic."

Scarlet Moon pressed Prometheus' face into the cool asphalt. He raised his hand. A glowing crimson ruler formed in his fist. The ruler arced down, turning into a crimson blur as it cut the air. It struck the middle swell of both villainous cheeks. A great snap bounced off the neighborhood houses. The girl's firm bum flattened beneath the strike and bounced back in a frantic wobble. Prometheus howled and thrashed her hips about. The ruler arced again and struck just below the first smack. Prometheus wailed and clawed at the fist holding her hair, pressing her face against the dirty, cracked road. The ruler snapped a third time, just below that. This time the scarlet ruler dug into the woman's sitspots, eliciting an even more frantic howl. The fourth stroke struck the sensitive crease where bum met thigh. Prometheus bucked wildly. Her legs scissored desperately. The fifth stroke kissed the tops of her sensitive thighs. The meaty flesh jiggled beneath the stroke. A sob mingled with Prometheus' wail.

Scarlet Moon worked his way back up, striking the tops of the thighs a second time. The crease next, followed by the sitspots and two strokes across the peaks of the villain's cheeks.

Three times Scarlet Moon worked that ruler up and down the Prometheus' lower bottom. By the time he finished, Prometheus lay sobbing into the dirt, her limbs twitching with every stroke, her bottom even redder than her shredded costume.

Scarlet Moon glanced over at Tempestas, to see the heroine had reduced Poseidon to a similar sobbing wreck.




"Depends on how good the wine is." The chief swept a glass off the tray and took a sip. His face went molten and he reached behind him. "Get on the ground!"

Adrian's eyes widened and he backed up half a step.

"Dad!" said Natalie, horrified.

The chief threw his head back and roared with laughter. "Ah cripes, you shoulda seen your face kid. 'Course I'm not gonna arrest you. Keeping my girl out of the alcohol is my job. Not that she makes it hard, mind you."

Adrian smiled weakly.



"Never!" Bright kicked Scarlet Moon in the shin. Repeatedly. "I'll never surrender to kidnapping scum like you!"



Scarlet Moon clawed at the table with his free hand. His knees gave out, and his hips thumped against the desk. His legs kicked frantically, and his bottom rocked back and forth as it wobbled and bounced beneath the belt.

"I'm done," said Dr. Parks. "Both of you may stand. Officer, let's get you some pants. You too Ms. Moon."

Scarlet Moon stood and rubbed his throbbing bottom. He hissed and whimpered, angry and shamed. "I don't want your ugly pants."

The doctor shrugged. "You want to run around with your stripes hanging out for all to see? Fine."

"That, uh, sounded like it hurt," said Juliana.

Scarlet Moon rubbed his throbbing bottom.




Juliana shook her head. "Jezebel'll use your help as an excuse not to follow through."

"There are five of them," said Adrian.

"Four. Jezebel won't get her hands dirty."



"Scarlet Moon! What the hell do you think you're doing?" asked Generalissima.

"Taking the fight to Leopard. I'm tired of all this creeping around." Scarlet Moon plummetted through the dark shaft, his own red glow casting the walls in a faint red light.

"You idiot!" The sound of rapid fire slapping, like Generalissima were slapping her forehead repeatedly, rang in Scarlet Moon's ear. "Jumping head first into your enemy's trap is not how you take the fight to them. I swear when we're done here, I'm gonna spank you scarlet."




Adrian lay in silence for while, just staring at the back of the couch.

"Guess we'll just have to watch Vanessa closely," said Juliana at last. "Catch the lady when she's nowhere near her messed up lair."

Adrian didn't respond.

"You win some, you lose some. We'll win in the end, make no mistake," said Juliana.

Adrian closed his eyes and dozed.

He jerked awake to a sharp smack on his shoulder.

"Wake up or I'll swat your bottom next," said Vanessa. "We have to get ready. Now."



"Umm, ok." Anklyana touched her wrist. There was a flash of green light, and Natalie stood where Anklyana had been before. She smiled hesitantly. "You um, believe me now?"



"The next time I stick my neck out for you, and get the crap kicked out of me, I expect to wake up with my head nestled in your lap, my injuries patched, and certainly not with any collars, chains or other restraints still attached to me. Understand?" asked Midnight over the sharp crack of hand on bottom.

Scarlet Moon was too busy wailing in pain to say anything, but he managed to nod his head.

"Good." Midnight bent over and went to town on Scarlet Moon's svelt, shaking ass. Scarlet Moon shrieked and flailed as best he could while pinned under Midnight's leg.

Generalissima cleared her throat. "Sorry to interrupt, but could you finish thrashing Scarlet Moon after we've handed the bad guys to the police, and gotten out of this awful place?"

Midnight paused thoughtfully. She gave Scarlet Moon one last slap. "Very well. We'll finish this up later, in a more comfortable place."



"Fat shame around me again, and Natalie won't be the only one getting my belt," said Napier.

Alex straightened, and lifted her nose. She glanced at Natalie, and sank back into her seat, looking a little guilty. The guilt vanished quickly, and she turned her nose up at Adrian. "Honestly, I don't know how you work for that horrible woman."

Napier wiggled Natalie's jeans halfway down her thick, pale thighs, bringing the girl's big, wobbly bottom jiggling into view. A pair of purple bikini-cut panties mostly covered her bottom, with her sitspots peeking out from the bottom.

Alex rolled her eyes. "Come on, Nat when you gonna stop wearing such boring underwear?"

"I can wear whatever I want," snapped Natalie.

Napier pulled Natalie's panties down to join her jeans, fully exposing the girl's big, round, wobbly butt. Natalie squeezed her thick legs together. Napier lashed Natalie's big, bare bottom with his belt, the leather cracking as it bit into her soft flesh.

Natalie howled and jumped, her bottom rippling as a thick red welt rose up across the peak of her cheeks.



"Thanks Adrian. Knew I could count on you." Juliana lifted her head and grinned at Alex. "Agreed. Now, let's get changed and head to our training ground."

Alex's grin faltered a little. "It's not a fencing duel?"

"Of course not, Adrian can't fence," said Juliana. "We're gonna do a little superduel."

"Oh." Alex tossed her hair. "Well, fine. Let's go. I've watched news footage of you for hours. I know how you fight."

The trio ducked into a small, snow-filled alley between the gym and the botanical scienes building. Adrian touched his necklace. Alex touched a pair of small golden studs in her ears. Juliana pulled out a pen.

Three flashes of light later, Scarlet Moon, Generalissima and Bright all stood where Adrian, Juliana and Alex had a moment before. Generalissima leapt onto Scarlet Moon's shoulders and wrapped her legs around Scarlet Moon's waist.

"Ok, let's go. Just be a little subtle about it, in case anyone is watching," said Generalissima.

Bright scoffed. "It's a Saturday morning. Nobody's around."




Juliana glanced about the common room. "Hey, what about Natalie? We should invite her too."

Alexandra groaned. "You're almost too much nerd for me, and you've got fashion sense. Natalie would ruin the whole day."



"I wasn't talking to you." Jezebel fixed Adrian with a contemptuous glare. "I was talking to a fellow guest. Now be a good boy and run along, or I'll submit a second complaint for laziness."

Adrian glanced at Natalie, who made a furtive "just leave" gesture. Adrian curtsied. "Yes ma'am."




Scarlet Moon forced the cords to weaken as much as he could and strained with all his might.




Adrian grabbed the waistband of Keiko's lacy panties and tugged them halfway down her thighs, exposing a pair of firm little chocolate cheeks.

Keiko whimpered, and buried her face in her forearm. Her heart-shaped bottom clenched, and her feet twitched.



David rapid-fired Adrian's right sitspot. Still not as hard as an actual punishment, but enough to make Adrian yelp.

"It was great. Feel free to do it again."



"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.



"Your motives were admirable, but your action were some of the stupidest I've ever heard of!" Mama's voice rose into a shout. She grabbed Juliana's elbow and spun her around. She whapped Juliana's broad bottom several times in rapid succession.

"Honey." Mom put a hand on Mama's shoulder. Her voice was quiet and soothing, but there was a layer of steel beneath. "You promised you were going to control yourself."

Mama took a deep breath and released her daughter's arm. "I'm sorry Juli, baby."

"It's OK Mama," said Juliana quietly.

Mama took a deep breath. They stood in silence for a moment. When Mama spoke again, her voice was much calmer. "The only reason I didn't come up here, blister your bottom and drag you back home kicking and screaming was because we got a phone call from Phillipa Silver of all people before we even got the letter."

"Right, everything worked out," said Juliana.

"Naive girl," said Mama. "I saw the terms on that scholarship she so 'generously' gave you. She owns the first five years of your professional life. And for what? To embarass a couple of idiot girls who think they're still in high school? Was that really worth it?"

Juliana gave Mama a defiant look. "They were bullying my friend."

"Would getting kicked out have been worth it?"


Natalie leaned into whisper in Adrian's ear. "Does she really mean that?"



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?"



Juliana plugged the USB stick into her computer. Text scrolled across her computer screen in a blur. "This might take a while. In the meantime–"

"Juliana, open up!" said Natalie through the door, knocking frantically.

Juliana let Natalie in.

"Did you guys see the news?" asked Natalie. "Someone's impersonating Adrian. Or Adrian has some sort of split personality thing, or has been evil all along."

Natalie gave Adrian an uneasy look. "You…haven't been evil all along, have you?"








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


With Adrian's help, Juliana hid a couple of cameras outside of Vanessa's window. The night passed uneventfully. If Leopard knew Vanessa was the cat, she chose not to capitalize on it.

Nonetheless, Adrian had a restless night. The slighest sounds brought his bolt awake, halfway to Scarlet Moon, heart in his throat.

It was in some ways a relief when sunlight finally filtered in through Adrian's window and he was able to get up and start his day. Probably should check in on Natalie, or maybe Vanessa. They both had–

"Adrian, Adrian!" Natalie pounded on his door.

Adrian jumped. He grumbled under his breath and pulled the door open.

Natalie stood in the doorway, her eyes moist. She rocked back and forth, gnawing on her fingernail. She still wore a pair of pink pajamas, and her hair was a total mess.




"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.



"Great!" Juliana pulled out a pair of police uniforms. "Put this on, officer Vincent Palone."

Adrian changed into the police uniform. "This is even my size."

"Obviously," said Juliana. "If I'm gonna nick police uniforms, I'm gonna make sure to get ones that fit."

"And when and how exactly did you do this?"

Juliana smiled mysteriously. "Don't ruin the magic."

A little under two hours later, the pair stood just outside a nondescript office building. A sign stood next to them at the entrance to the parking lot. It said:

Fractal Star. Providing business solutions to help businesses find solutions.

Juliana smiled mischievously at Adrian. "Alright, so just let me do the talking."

Adrian nodded and wiped damp palms on trouser pants. He shifted uneasily when his hand brushed the (fake) particle stunner hanging off of one hip.

They approached the building, sliding under the police tape and flashing their badges to an officer who looked their way. Adrian did his best to project calm confidence, but his hands shook, and his mouth was dry as a desert.

"Relax Victor," said Juliana. She gave Adrian a comforting smile. "Nothing grisly to be seen here. Not like last week."

A brief moment of confusion, then realization. Juliana noticed his nerves, and was playing it like Adrian were a nervous rookie.




Scarlet Moon threw Princess over his shoulder. Glow pooled into his legs and he sprinted to the sewers at superhuman speed.

"What are you doing?" asked Generalissima.

"Getting her away from her power source."

"Gonna be easier said than done."

Scarlet Moon glanced over his shoulder. Every single one of Princess' minions charged after him.



"Relax, I'll be fine," said Juliana. She glanced at Sam and David. Neither one of them seemed to have heard the exchange. "Come on."

The trio hurried across the small quad to the nearby gym, shivering in the chilly November air. They found the Blonde Brigade standing in the same V formation on a collection of mats in the middle of a room typically used for zoomba, yoga and dance lessons. Jezebel's friends were all barefoot, though Jezebel still wore her sneakers.

"You think they practice?" asked Juliana.

Natalie shrank back behind Adrian.

Jezebel rubbed her hands together. She licked her lips. "I'm not sure which is going to be more enjoyable. Watching my girls strip you naked, or having you at my feet begging for a beating."

Juliana bent down and untied her shoes. She slid the laces out. She tied one set around her wrist, the other she held loose in her hands. She kicked off her shoes and pulled off her socks. Juliana's light brown toes flexed against the matt. She held her hands up in front of her, her fingers cocked in a grappling pose. She swayed on the balls of her feet.

"Go on girls. Whoever removes the top or shorts gets to give her ten swats. Twenty to whoever removes an article of underwear. An extra thirty for whoever takes off her last article. Go!"

The four girls charged.



Blood Moon and Scarlet Moon tore through another two doors, several walls and burst out into the open air. Scarlet Moon kicked Blood Moon in the chest with enough force to send his smashing into another building across the way. He lashed a cord to the building and zipped fist first into Blood Moon's face.






"Fine. Let's see which breaks first. You, or my brush." Princess rapid-fired with the bathbrush. Six to one cheek, then six to the other, fast as she could.

Scarlet Moon wailed until his throat grew hoarse. His fists pounded the ground until they ached. His legs kicked until they burned. He saw nothing through his tears. His round bottom rippling beneath the onslaught, never staying still for even a moment. His flesh burned like a thousand erupting volcanoes.

Princess shifted lower and battered the backs of Scarlet Moon's thighs. The hero had thought his bottom hurt, but that was nothing like the agony racing across his legs as the heavy wood bit deeply into his bare, sensitive thighs.




"I'm fine, I'm fine!" said Anklyana. "Get after the thief!"

Scarlet Moon lashed a chord to an air conditioning unit and swung around, landing on the edge of the roof in the direction he'd last seen the figure go. Nothing.

Scarlet Moon looked about, straining for any sign of movement.


Scarlet Moon let out an annoyed sigh. "Any ideas, Generalissima?"

"Yeah, you need to let the thief go and come home," said Generalissima.


"The fun times are starting in like forty-five minutes. This is going to be the night we both get our sexy bottoms laid, and I will not have it marred by a spanking for being an hour late because you chased a Supreme from one end of the city to the other. The only spankings he should be giving you tonight are the fun kind."

Anklyana's face twisted. "Fun spankings?"

"Sure. Moderate swats, and a bit of finger–"

"OK, ok forget I asked," said Anklyana.

"Forgotten. Anklyana was right before, it's just money. Stolen from criminals no less. Not worth delaying the sexy times," said Generalissima.



"They're already buried," said Tempestas. Another blast of wind flung them towards the exit as even more ceiling collapsed. "Either Anklyana's shield saved them, or it didn't. Can't help now!"


Tempestas grabbed Scarlet Moon and threw him at the exit. A gust of wind propelled them both through a gaping hole in the front of the mall just as the whole front of the complex collapsed.

Scarlet Moon struck the pavement and skidded several parking spaces worth. Tempestas landed next to him, stumbled and faceplanted. She hadn't even stopped skidding before she was in the air, propelled back towards the shattered remnants of the mall. Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to a lamppost and zipped after her.

A slow hum filled the air. A sonic boom rattled Scarlet Moon's ears, and a wave of multi-colored light swept across the parking lot. A great surge of energy flowed through Scarlet Moon's limbs, and he flared with a scarlet light.



Anklyana gnawed on the finger of one of her gloves. "Ahhjujshwansh–"

"Take that glove out of your mouth when you're talking girl," barked the chief.

Anklyana yanked the glove from her mouth like it'd been burned. She stared down at the street. "Umm–"

"Look at me when you're talking."

"Dudes intense," muttered Generalissima.

Anklyana's head jerked up. "I just wanna protect people."

"And you think dressing up in a leotard that doesn't even cover your ass properly is the way to do it?"



Poseidon rode onto the quad on the tip of a giant wave. The wave flowed around him in a protective bubble and he landed on the ground next to Prometheus.

"You're an idiot," he said to Prometheus.

"You're a pussy," said Prometheus. "Come on, let's kick their asses."

The snake coiled and lunged at the two heros. Tempestas swept her arms up. Hurricane gales swirled around the flames, arcing the fiery serpent around and into the crocodile. Both animals vanished in a hissing cloud of steam.

"You killed Flamey!" Prometheus' eyes sparked. "I'll make you pay."

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Poseidon and Prometheus can create elemental animals. These animals have the same stats and powers as their creator and behave like any other character in combat. However, they siphon off half of the user's remaining energy to use as their own. Each character can only have 1 minion active at a time.

GAMEPLAY NOTE: Tempestas is fast, powerful, and a master of damage manipulation. Tailwind gives her allies a damage buff, while Headwind gives her enemies a damage debuff. Wind Tunnel allows her to retaliate when an opponent attacks her. Retaliation works like shield: Powers give it points, and those points go down whenever your character gets attacked. However, rather than blocking damage, retaliation allows you to attack for the same damage your opponent does to you. This retaliatory damage ignores defense (but not shields).



Adrian's fingers twitched like he wanted to, but dare not grab Mom's wrist

"Your GPA is absolutely atrocious," said Mom. The two emerged into the common room. Mama already had Juliana over her lap, and was tugging down her daughter's leggings. Juliana's bouncy, caramel flesh bounced free free with a few sharp tugs. The tiny triangle of a purple thong peeked out from between the tops of Juliana's curvacous cheeks. Juliana squirmed and pleaded, but didn't dare try to interfere. Vanessa stood to one side, watching with a bit of that slightly nervous, kinda giddy this-is-a-little-amusing-glad-thats-not-me-oh-god-I-hope-thats-never-me smile on her face.

Mom perched on the edge of an armchair and pulled Adrian over her knee. Adrian gasped as his gut pressed against his mother's thighs, and his hands and toes slapped the carpeted floor. Mom wiggled Adrian's jeans down, exposing Adrian's boxer briefs, the thin material protecting his modesty, but probably not a whole lot else. Alas, Mom wasted no time pulling those down to Adrian's thighs, robbing Adrian of even that much.

Mom pulled an equally worn pink slipper out of her equally big-ass purse and rested it lightly on Adrian's naked skin. Goosebumps rose on Adrian's bottom where the worn, cool sole pressed against his shivering skin. "At first we thought it was just your job making it hard to study. Except the restaurant's been closed for repairs ever since Succubus trashed it, and your grades have continued to decline. Did you get a different job we don't know about?"



"Oh, oh, come on! D-don't you think that's a bit much?" Alexandra sobbed.

"They don't seem to think so. Don't worry, honey, I'm sure they'll count for you." Delryn wrapped a muscular leg around her victim's legs and locked Alexandra's right hand against the small of Alexandra's back. Delryn began the finale. Alexandra squirmed fiercely and sobbed, but she was locked in position for the full count.

"Alright, we're done." Delryn helped Alexandra off her lap. Alexandra hastily pulled her bikini bottoms back up. She danced in place, rubbing her bottom and moaning. Vanessa approached her with a towel and wrapped it around her. Vanessa led the sobbing young woman back to her towel. Keiko followed after them, watching Delryn like a horse watching a pack of wolves.

Adrian and Juliana started to follow as well.

"Hey! Where do you think you're going?!" Juliana and Adrian turned to see the young man who'd set off the Rube Goldberg spanking machine. He was limping a little, and Adrian noticed a bandage wrapped around his ankle.



"What do think would've happened if Scarlet Moon had fired a beam at Princess, instead of leaping away?" asked Generalissima.



The paddles drew back a second time, and swung forward, splatting Scarlet Moon's compact bottom. Scarlet Moon grunted as twin plumes of pain rose in his tender sitflesh. He strained uselessly against the claws holding his wrists and ankles fast.

The paddles drew back and snapped forward.

And again.

And again.

Tears formed at the corners of Scarlet Moon's eyes. His head jerked with each stroke, his hips lifted briefly off the metal bar as the heavy paddles drove his body forward.



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.



And that's when things went horribly wrong.

Just before Adrian muttered, his thumb slipped, and accidentally pushed the voice-to-text button. The words "Fuck it" replaced the cat emoji. He panicked, and went to delete it, but his panic made his thumb shake, and instead of selecting the text, he instead pushed "Send."

Tania is typing.

Adrian's heart leapt into his throat.

Excuse me?

Adrian whimpered. He could practically see those green eyes boring into him, feel the woman's large hand striking his bare bottom.

Sorry! SOrry! :kitten-face:

Tania is typing.

You wait a month to message me, and your first message is "Fuck it?"

It wad an accidenr!

How do you accidentally send "Fuck it?"

Adrian gnawed on his lower lip. Voice to talk.

I see.

I'm sorry!

Go the bathroom and record a video of brushing your teeth with soap for five minutes. Send me the video.



Napier clearly had a lot of experience thrashing wiggling bottoms, because he seemed utterly unphased by Adrian's carrying on. For all his wiggling, the belt snapped swifty, surely and fiercely against his curved cheeks.

The belt rained down on Adrian's bottom with fierce stroke after fierce stroke after fierce stroke.




A green bubble formed over Blood Moon's pulsing form. The scarlet light grew and grew, pressing against the green bubble.

"Anklyana stop!" barked Generalissima.


"Now girl!"

Anklyana released the bubble. A burst of energy swept over them, bowling them over.

"You just tried to build a dam in front of a flooding river during a hurricane," said Generalissima. "And really bad things were going to happen when it burst."

"Really bad things are going to happen anyway," said Bright. "What do we do?"

"Maybe I can absorb it…" Scarlet Moon mentally reached out to the font of energy.

"No!" cried Generalissima.

Scarlet Moon's mind touched the miniature scarlet sun. Power flooded his system, lighting up every nerve in his body. For an instant, the shortest of instants, he experienced an incredible, blinding pain unlike anything he'd ever felt. He was on his back, staring at the ceiling.

"Would people please stop just doing stuff?" asked Generalissima.



Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to Bright's chest, zipped her in range and upper-cutted her. Bright flew backwards and went skidding across the roof. Her wings flickered out, and a golden aura faded. Where once an avenging angel had stood, tall and proud, now lay a girl in white and gold lingerie.

Bright pushed herself to her feet. She wobbled, and would have fallen over, if Scarlet Moon hadn't lunged forward and caught her. She feebly pushed on Scarlet Moon. "No, let go of me you cheater! I would have beaten you fair and square."




"See, I told you," said Juliana, lightly slapping Natalie on the shoulder.

Natalie whimpered and buried her face in Juliana's pillow. She squirmed, her hips grinding against Adrian's lap, her bouncy, mostly-bare buttocks rolling with the motion. Only a few red streaks remained from her father's belting. "This is so embarassing."

"Oh come on, like you didn't wear those hoping Adrian would see 'em," said Juliana.



Juliana shrugged. "Just warning you."

Keiko sighed. "Hate America."

Juliana smiled. "Oh it's not so bad. Now just relax and let me rub some of the sting away. The after-care is very important, you know. Makes it clear to the perpetrator that all is forgiven. Water under the bridge and all that."

"How about next time you skip the spanking and go straight to the massage," said Keiko, her voice muffled by her forearm.

"Then it wouldn't be a punishment silly," said Juliana. "Punishments are supposed to suck."

After giving Keiko a few minutes to recover, the three stepped into the common room, Keiko blushing a little.




Anklyana sobbed. "So we're stuck here. Generalissima was right."

Scarlet Moon's earpiece crackled, and Generalissima's voice came over it. "Better believe it. What happened?"

Scarlet Moon gave Generalissima the rundown.

Generalissima let out a disgusted sigh. "Congratulations you two. Not only did you stupidly blunder into a trap, but you even let this Blood Moon escape, and we're right back at square one. Tempestas and Bright will be there in a minute. They'll take care of you, and then we can figure out our next steps."

Anklyana squeaked.



"Let go of me," said the Whistler, pounding her fists on Scarlet Moon's back.

Scarlet Moon lashed the woman to his back with some Scarlet Cords, and leapt back into the air with the Whistler screaming and wailing in his ear.

As soon as Scarlet Moon was out of sight of the park and cops, he swung around and came into the copse of trees that grew against the south side of the park.



Adrian blushed as he put on the rather minimal swimsuit. He glanced at himself in the mirror, and his blush deepened. His package was covered, in name at least. Hopefully it was on the larger size, or at least medium. Small packages were not generally a wise thing to parade around.




The next morning, Adrian knocked on Juliana's door. "You ready?"


"Can I come in? We kind of need to get going, or we'll be late."

"Do we have to?"


"Are you sure?"



"Well, I suppose. For old time's sake. Clarence, fire!"



The car slammed into the shield just above Scarlet Moon's head, and smashed to the ground at his feet. The car door smashed his face, and one of the tires blew apart against his foot.

Scarlet Moon fell to one knee. The earth tilted around him. His vision narrowed to a small pinprick. Sweat soaked his costume. His temples pounded like a jackhammer. His stomach lurched, and bile rose in his throat.

A deep, maniacal chuckle cut the air.

"Well, well, look at that. Globoy. Just standing there asking for a good punching." A large, dark figure loomed up above Scarlet Moon, cracking her knuckles. "Worried I'm gonna hurt these pukes?"

Tempestas grabbed Buzzsaw from behind and flung her through the arena door. "Stay away from him!"

Buzzsaw smashed back out. "Or you'll what? Spank me? I'M BUZZSAW, BITCH!"

"You're a lunatic." Tempestas leapt into the air. Debris flew up around her and whipped at the villain.

Buzzsaw laughed. She leapt into the air and punched Tempestas in the face. The heroine flew backwards, smashed through a couple of lampposts and out of sight.

One of the light posts bounced off Scarlet Moon's shield. The other fell towards the crowd.

Scarlet Moon struck the lightpost with a crimson cord. The post snapped backwards, and fell harmlessly onto the parking lot behind it.

Scarlet Moon very nearly passed out. His chest felt like it was going to explode. His head pulsed with every heartbeat. His limbs burned.



They eased into an office next to one of the figures. Tempestas tapped her chest. Scarlet Moon nodded and headed for the second figure.

The two worked quickly, snatching hostages and bringing them to the roof that Anklyana stood on, who untied them and guided them to the access door and down into the building.

Scarlet Moon crouched just outside the room with the last hostage when his foot went right through a rotten floorboard with a loud crack.

"Crap," said Generalissima



"I'll teach you to let criminals run loose!" Bright flew up into the air and dove at Scarlet Moon.



Anklyana's teeth clicked shut. She gasped when Scarlet Moon released his cord, and lashed another to a nearby building. As they swung across the street, Anklyana started to laugh.

"This is so cool!"

"Tell me about it."

They reached the mall parking lot and Scarlet Moon whipped them up on top of the same partially done building where Anklyana had saved his bacon. Scarlet Moon swayed a little, adjusting his balance to accomodate Anklyana's added weight.

"Ok, so what's our plan?" asked Anklyana.

"You'll need to put a pen at each of the eight directions: north, northeast, east, and so on. We're on the south end of the mall, so we'll start south and swing clockwise (left for those of you who don't know what an analog clock is). If Princess attacks, it'll be Scarlet Moon's job to confront the gizmos while Anklyana drops the scanners. Scarlet Moon, you're gonna need to make it flashy. Draw Princess' eyes," said Generalissima.

"And if she doesn't attack?" asked Anklyana.

"Then we're gonna need to taunt her," said Generalissima.



Adrian held a sleeveless shirt in one hand, and a very short pair of running shorts in the other. He slipped them on and checked himself out in the mirror. The sleeveless shirt showed off his soft arms and slender shoulders. The shorts exposed quite a bit of impressively hairy legs.

Superheroing had done great things for him. He'd lost quite a bit of weight over the past few months. David would surely appreciate the view. Right? But on the other hand, he did look kind of silly. Maybe too silly. Maybe David would just laugh at him.




David smiled. "Excellent. Do you have any lingering questions about the test?"

"How badly will it hurt me?" asked Adrian.

David's smile faded. "Well, if you can nail the rest of the class, you should be able to pull off a B. Maybe an A if we curve generously, but only if you absolutely kill the rest of the semester. So hit the books, sling some code, and don't be afraid to ask for help."

"Ok. Thanks." Adrian smiled.

David returned the smile. "See you later."



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.



David pulled Adrian into a hug. "I was so worried when we got separated."

Adrian returned the hug.



"This isn't what I meant!" Bright drummed her toes. "Let me go!"

Scarlet Moon peppered Bright's firm bottom with her own sandal. Bright squealed and kicked. Her hips bounced on Scarlet Moon's thigh. Ripples spread across Bright's naked cheeks. Her body jerked with the force of every sharp smack. A red blush spread across her gently sunkissed skin.

"You're going to leave the catgirl alone," said Scarlet Moon.

"Like hell I am! Oww!"

The sharp snap of sandal on supple skin echoed through the night air, muffled though it was by the swirling snows.

"She's a thief! A criminal–oww!–and maybe a kidnapper! Like you!" Bright kicked and squirmed, wiggling and thrashing.

Scarlet Moon rolled his eyes. "Oh yes. I decided to kidnap someone in the middle of their office in broad daylight in front of a dozen witnesses and cameras. Totally. I never imagined everyone thought I was so stupid."

"Well, who else can do what you do?"

"In the past six months we have seen me, a chick who can control the winds, a woman who can cut steel with her hair, a woman who does mind control, etc and so on. Does it really sound so outlandish that someone's out there who could mimic my powers, or something?"

"Then why'd you come back here? To help your partner-in-crime loot the place? Oww!" Bright kicked and squirmed, her naked, rapidly reddening buttocks roiling and bucking beneath the whipping sandal. "The criminal always returns to the scene of the crime!"



"You're not the one who'd have to explain to your mother why you're dead," said David. "Now get yourself decent, and I'll get you some tea for the road. You don't want to miss curfew."

The drive home was much more uncomfortable than the drive out.

When the trio got home, Adrian dragged himself into his room and collapsed onto his bed.



"No assaulting college coeds," said Juliana. "Unless they dress up in a crazy costume and start terrorizing the city. Speaking of which…"

Juliana rolled off her bed, stepped out of her shorts, and limped to her computer. "What happened with Prometheus?"

Adrian brought Juliana up to speed.

Juliana massaged her forehead. "Great, so those two are working for Buzzsaw then, or whoever Buzzsaw's working for. Fortunately, I got a few pictures of Prometheus with my phone. Her mask sucks, so with the help of a program I cobbled together from a few research prototypes, and the police station's database of images-"

"Wait, the police have a database of images?"

"Of everyone in the city." Juliana fired up a terminal and typed a few commands. "If you've appeared in public anywhere in the city, the police have a picture of your face, and a very racist machine learning program has tagged your likelihood of being a criminal. At least it was racist. These days, it rates you based on how much you look like the chief of police."

"Including of me?"

"Why do you think your mask covers so much? Tempestas knows about it too, based on her outfit." Juliana checked her watch. "We've got about two hours before you're supposed to meet with Tempestas. I won't have anything ready for you for at least another forty-five minutes. So why don't you go rest, get something to eat, that sort of thing. You're gonna need your energy."



"Worse." Tempestas pointed towards the plexiglass. "She's gone."

Scarlet Moon lashed a cord to the plexiglas window blocking off Leopard's control panel. He zipped at it at full speed. Power flowed into his legs and he smashed through it.

The room was empty. Tempestas landed next to Scarlet Moon.

A monitor on the back wall flickered on. Leopard waved. "Hey, sorry to bail like that, but well I wasn't really expecting you to survive the gas, and I didn't really feel like fighting the two of you right now. I wouldn't bother searching the house or anything any more though. You won't find shit."

The monitor flicked off.

Tempestas scowled and kicked the chair. "Coward."



Adrian rubbed the soap bar on his own toothbrush. He turned on the video on his phone, and held it up to the mirror. He held up his toothbrush, took a deep breath, and shoved it in.

He tried not to gag as the bubbly soap coated his tongue and teeth. For five minutes, five long minutes, he scrubbed his teeth with the soap-covered toothbrush. As soon as he hit the five minute mark, he yanked the toothbrush out of his mouth and spat into the sink. He sucked down handfuls of water, swishing them around and spitting them out. He scrubbed at his tongue and teeth with his fingers. Eventually, after the soap taste dimished a bit, he sent the video to Tania.

You're such a good boy kitten. This is some very vigorous scrubbing. You know, I don't think you ever told me your name.


Lovely. You available tonight at 8? I'd like to take you to dinner.

Adrian grinned like a fool. Umm, yeah. I'd like that.

Wonderful. Address?

Adrian sent Tania his address.

Nezerwallup dorms? Oh dear, I'm robbing the cradle aren't I?

I'm an adult!

Never said you weren't. Dress sexy kitten. I want to show you off.

Yes ma'am.

Adrian returned to the suite and flopped down on the couch, grinning despite the lingering taste of soap. Juliana gave him a quizzical look.









"Come on Dolly. Keiko's not much of a play mate. I don't think she likes this game very much." Princess pouted. "But you're much better! So if you came out, I'd play with you instead! Come on Dolly, be a sport."

Scarlet Moon didn't move.

"Fine." Princess skipped along Mr. Cuddles' arm to Keiko.

"Janet, stop it," said Keiko. "Please."

"Silly girl. I'm not Janet. I'm Princess." Princess tugged down Keiko's jeans and panties. "Janet's life sucked. She never had any fun at all. But now I'm here, and I'm making everything all better!"

Mr. Cuddles spanked Keiko. Keiko was kicking and howling by the second splat. Tears were running down her face by the sixth.

"You know, Dolly's not a very good hero," said Princess. "I mean, you're just Keiko, but you still showed up and tried to help him when he was getting spanked. Where is he now, when he needs you?"



"Now, Mr. Cuddles, my fuzzy wuzzy wittle teddy bear. Could you do me a teensy weensy favor and blister these two bottoms you got here? They've made such a frightful mess, and they broke so very many of our friends. I know, I know you're a gentle, peaceful soul. But sometimes, you just gotta get a little mean, you know? That's what my daddy says anyway," said Princess.

"Clearly 'daddy' wasn't mean enough," muttered Tempestas.

Cold claws dug into the spandex covering Scarlet Moon's bottom. There was a great ripping, and Scarlet Moon gasped as his bare flesh bounced into the dry mall air, fully exposed for all the world to see.

"Ooh, no underwear. Naughty, naughty!" said Princess.

Tempestas squealed. Presumably, the bear had yanked down Tempestas' pants.

"Ooh, it's even paler in person. No wonder you wear so much white," said Princess.

"Let me go you little lunatic," said Tempestas.

"Tsk tsk, and so rude. Giving you a compliment and you go off and insult me. Mom's right, America really is full of ungrateful gits."

The bear's paw struck Scarlet Moon's bare bottom. The cool clay flattened both his curved cheeks. A hot sting bloomed across his shaking buttocks. His legs kicked, and his hips wiggled.



The spring sprang and flung Scarlet Moon out into the night air.

"I'll deal with you later, imposter!" barked the imposter. Tempestas flipped over edge of the roof, and got the same treatment.

By the time Scarlet Moon and Tempestas got back to the roof, the imposter was gone.

Tempestas slammed her foot into the ground. "Damn damn damn damn!"



A silky palm struck Adrian's sitspot, the skintight leather encasing it providing minimal protection. Adrian squeaked and squirmed, earning him another stinging slap.



Adrian took the soap. His stomach roiled. He slowly unwrapped the bar of soap. He held it up to his mouth, and tried not to gag.

"Are you defying me again?" asked Tania.

Adrian shook his head and shoved the bar into his mouth. He gagged at the slick, chalky film coating his tongue. He unbuckled his belt and pushed his pants down to his ankles. His heart-shaped bottom bounced into view, his round buttocks straining against his boxer briefs.

He hurried over and laid himself across the couch, draping himself over Tania's lap. His bare legs slid across the slick silk of Tania's dress. He could feel the cylindrical shape of Tania's firm, powerful thighs through the tight fabric, shifting and rolling as Tania adjusted herself to accomodate Adrian's weight.

Tania pushed Adrian's shirt up a few inches, and laid her long-fingered hand across Adrian's bare lower back. Her other hand slid into the waistband of Adrian's boxer briefs and slid them down to his thighs, fully exposing Adrian's curved bottom. Adrian shivered and mewled anxiously. His hips wiggled anxiously back and forth, rubbing and grinding against the slick silk coating Tania's thighs.



"Yeah, I did. The stupidest thing I ever heard in my life," said Juliana.

Natalie grabbed her hair. "How much damage do we need to do before you'll get it through your thick head–"

Juliana slapped Adrian's desk hard enough to make Natalie jump. "None of that has been our fault. None of it! Adrian didn't kidnap Alexandra, or try to rob the Silver Spoon. Adrian didn't attack his own parents or try to turn the mall into Toyland. Adrian stopped them. We stopped all of them! Generica would have been carved into warring fiefdoms by now if it wasn't for us!"

"And none of that damage was caused by a stray scarlet beam, or a chair flung by hurricane force winds, or an explosion from an out of control forcefield?" Natalie shook. Tears formed in her eyes. "Dad is forming a special task force to hunt us Juliana. To hunt me! Do you know what it'll do to him when he catches us? When he finds out who we are?"

Juliana scoffed. "Stop being stupid."



Scarlet Moon returned home and crawled into his room. He changed into some regular clothing and collapsed onto his bed.



"God, yes! Squirm for me! Squeal like a naughty little bitch!" Buzzsaw guffawed as her palm rained down on Adrian's bottom. She clicked something cold and metallic over Adrian's neck.



"Well you're doing a terrible job of it," said Vanessa. He put a finger in Scarlet Moon's face. "You know, I thought you were a hero. Turns out you're just an incompetent, clumsy, dimwitted floozy."

"That's enough." Bernice put a hand on Vanessa's shoulder. "I know you're scared. And for damned good reason. But without Scarlet Moon, we'd both be worshipping that lunatic upstairs."

"Whatever." Vanessa pulled away from the cop. "Can we go? I want to go home."

"Yes. Let's." Scarlet Moon started walking.

"Don't listen to her," said Juliana. "Chastain's right, she's just scared, and taking it out on you."



David's large hand gently closed over the back of Adrian's head. He guided his eyes to a sign a few feet away.

Spotter required AT ALL TIMES when using free weights.

"If you'd like, I can take you up to the front desk and let them deal with you. They seem to favor a thick leather belt." David released his hold on Adrian's head.



Leopard pivoted. "Well, well, if it isn't Scarlet Moon."

Scarlet Moon stood on the stage, one hand gripping his cord. He fired a beam that lanced over Leopard's shoulder.

"You missed," said Leopard.




"Oh you poor dear, are you alright?" Madame Rossi touched Adrian's shoulder and turned the boy to and fro, looking for injury.

"N-no, no I'm ok. I'm ok," said Adrian.

"Lucky, you got very lucky," said Madame Rossi. "Oh, I wish that Scarlet Moon would pay more attention. Imagine, starting a fight in the middle of a crowded ballroom!"

"I mean, he didn't really have much of a choice right?" asked Adrian.

Madame Rossi sighed. "No, no I suppose not. Have you seen Vanessa? I lost track of her when–"




"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."



Buzzsaw picked up the pace, her palm peppering Adrian's bare, round, burning ass. Adrian thrashed and howled and bucked. Tears creased his face, and his hair swirled around his face as he threw his head desperately side to side.

Jezebel squeezed Juliana's soft ass and hunched over the girl's naked form, whispering loudly in the helpless girl's ear. "At last, you're exactly where you're meant to be. Buck naked, on your hands and knees on my carpet, ass thrust up and ready for the beating of your life."

Jezebel pulled Juliana to her feet by her hair, and bent the naked girl over her desk. Jezebel stepped away and held out her hand. The Swordswoman gave her a long, whippy cane, before circling around the desk and pushing down on Juliana's shoulder blades, pinning her to the desk. Jezebel tapped the cane against Juliana's bare ass.



Adrian yelped as a small corner of the paddle bit into the top of Adrian's thigh.

Juliana shifted his grip on Adrian's hair. She cocked her hips and leaned over a bit. The paddle flashed between right and left cheek, making both jumping and rippling with each smack. The pop of leather to bare flesh rolled over Adrian's ears, even as a piercing burn rolled over his all-but-naked, still very tender bottom. Each stroke sent a wave of hot pain crashing across Adrian's curved bottom.

Adrian gripped his biceps and closed his eyes. His toes pivoted back and forth across the asphalt, occasionally kicking a little. His bottom bobbed as he bounced on the balls of his feet.

"Alright, that's enough." Juliana pulled Adrian off the hood and guided him back into the car, not even bothering to pull Adrian's jeans back up. Adrian whimpered as his bare, raw skin pressed against the seat cushion. "Watch your fingers."

Juliana closed the door. She slipped in and started the car. "Your jeans are to stay where they are until we get back to campus."

"Next time, stick to the plan. Unless it falls apart or something."




Juliana snapped the cane against Adrian's upthrust bottom, the cane welting the skin just underneath the second stroke. Adrian yelped and bounced up and down. "And putting the politics of it all aside, these cops weren't even doing anything nefarious. They demanded a suspected (extremely dangerous) kidnapper surrender."

Juliana whipped the cane across Adrian's sit spots. Adrian's eyes bugged and he danced as best as he could while bent over. His jumping bottom bobbling with the dancing of his feet.

The fifth stroke burned into Adrian's flesh just above the sensitive crease where bottom met thigh. Adrian squeezed his eyes shut as tears of pain gathered in the corners.

"One more," said Juliana. "You ready?"

Adrian took a deep breath, and nodded.

"Good. I want this done and over with." Juliana whipped the cane into the sensitive crease where bottom and thigh meet. Adrian howled. He leapt to his feet and danced around the room, clutching at his blazing, burning, stinging flesh.

Juliana tossed the cane aside and pulled Adrian into a hug. "I'm sorry Adrian."

Adrian sagged into the hug.








Oh noes, you've been defeated!


"Come along dear, you're getting it too." Mom took Adrian by the ear and pulled him out after Juliana and Mama.



"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."



"Sometimes, Adrian might whine or gripe or try to be a little snarky," said Juliana. She cracked the leather paddle against Adrian's other sitspot. Adrian grunted in pain, and wiggled his hips. "You're best off just ignoring him. Gotta show that he doesn't control his punishment, you do."

"Juliana," said Adrian through gritted teeth.

Juliana rested her hand on the small of Adrian's back. The paddle stung the swell of Adrian's right buttock, sending the curved cheek into a shaking fit. Adrian gasped and squirmed, but kept his legs straight and his jiggly bottom thrust up.

Juliana whapped Adrian's bottom with swift, stinging strokes. She settled into a three-part rhythm: right buttock, left buttock, right across the center stinging both. Adrian wiggled and squirmed and yelped. His fingers dug into his ankles and his teeth ground together as he tried to process the sharp, stinging, building pain of the leather paddle. Time dragged on, and Adrian was sure fifteen minutes had passed three times over when Juliana declared "halfway done!" and paddled Adrian's bottom with renewed gusto.

Adrian squealed and bucked his way through the second half. His legs shook, his rapidly reddening bottom wobbled with each smack. Hot waves of pain washed over his bottom and spread across his body, leaving him sweaty and shaky.

Finally, with a smug "All done!" Juliana allowed Adrian to stand.

Adrian eased up and gingerly rubbed his smoking bottom, swaying from foot to foot and whimpering.

"Now say you're sorry."




"We won't be hunting her. I know exactly where she is," said Juliana. "Won't take more than an hour."

Natalie patted Adrian's leg. "Don't worry Adrian. We'll save her."

"But we won't do it by taking unnecessary risks." Bernice stood. "Or we could end up victims alongside your girlfriend."

Adrian grimaced.



"Au contraire," said Succubus, snapping a whip out from underneath her cape. She grinned venomously. "The fun has just begun."



Juliana smirked. "Oh really? No explanation? No excuse? He's gonna be so mad."

Scarlet Moon grimaced. "Yeah, not really looking forward to that."

"So, you think he's gonna use his hand, or belt?" Juliana's eyes sparkled. "Is he going to be more relieved you're ok, or angry you just ran off like that and worried him?"



"A lawyer working for my dad's company, the VP of Marketing for Lloyd Software, and a higher up at some charity that runs a bunch of soup kitchens in the area." Alex shook her head. "Kidnapping people, attacking cops, somebody needs to stop him."



"Corporal…" Tempestas groaned and massaged her forehead. "If you ever say that again, I'm going to beat your ass until it matches your outfit."

"You know, you're not a lot of fun."

"Yo mama's not a lot of fun."

"Uh-uh. You want your mom jokes, I get to keep my puns."

Tempestas' eyes narrowed. "Fine."

"See? Compromise. It's what being a partner's all about!"



The hairbrush bounced harmlessly off Adrian's shield. Juliana let out a disgusted sigh. "Are you really going to do this?"

Adrian slid off the bed. "If I wasn't about to take a spanking from that lunatic scientist, what makes you think I'm going to take one from you?"

"Because you acted like a selfish little brat, who values his ability to sit more than the freedom of an entire skyscraper."

"Of course. And when a jerkass thinks spanking me is more important than the freedom of an entire skyscraper, that's totally fine."

Juliana's expression softened a little bit, and she lowered the hairbrush. "Well, you were being kind of rude–"

"I had just spent the past hour running from a supervillain, right after spending fifteen minutes getting knocked around the room by her. I had a snarky cop and a grumpy waitress tagging along behind me that I had to worry about. You don't think that maybe I wasn't the tiny bit grumpy?"

Juliana crossed her arms. For a moment she didn't say anything.



"Sorry." Juliana picked up a bluetooth headset and an old flip phone. "Here. My bluetooth headset, and dad's old flip phone he gave me as a backup. I'll see if I can google-up some maps of the office park."

"Where am I supposed to put this?" asked Adrian, looking down at the outfit. "You didn't give me any pouches."

Juliana's face screwed up in disgust. "Of course not. This isn't the 1990's. I'm sure you'll find someplace. Oh, and you might want to take a bag with a change of clothes in it, just in case you don't have enough scarlet mojo to get back home."




Legostopheles lashed at everything nearby, Sir Stuffins, Tempestas, Scarlet Moon, everything.

Scarlet Moon zipped to the far side of the room. A tentacle smashed through a pillar. Tempestas got flung through a wall. Giraffalot reared and charged Legostopheles.

"Ok, so if I had to guess, I'd say Princess' minions are attuned to her wavelength," said Generalissima. "So they're still absorbing energy from the crystal, except Princess isn't fully controlling them anymore."

"So they're gonna what, explode?"

Sir Stuffins' pool noodle slammed into Legostopheles. Legostopheles detonated. Sir Stuffins and Giraffalot flew backwards and slammed into Mr. Cuddles. Both had great gashes, except instead of stuffing, crimson light poured out of them. Legostopheles was nowhere to be found.

"Yeah," said Generalissima.

Tempestas staggered out, holding her head. "Did Legostopheles–"

"Without Princess keeping them under control, they've all turned into walking bombs," said Scarlet Moon.

"To be fair, it was probably gonna happen anyway. Princess was just delaying it," said Generalissima.

The mall above groaned. Ceiling plaster started to fall.

"Shit, shit shit." Tempestas leapt into the air. "You find some way to contain them, or get rid of them, or something. I'm gonna get people out of here."



Natalie inched the pillow down until just her eyes looked over the edge.

Juliana struck Natalie's left buttock, sending it in to a bouncing fit. "Did I say lower, or remove?"

Natalie whimpered and lowered the pillow all the way. Her face burned bright red.

Juliana glared down at the girl.

Natalie looked away. She gnawed on her lower lip. "But, Dad's dumplings are so good."

Juliana reached into her purse and pulled out a thick wooden hairbrush.



Alexandra paced behind Juliana. "My goodness, your bottom is quite red and swollen. I'll bet it really hurts."

Juliana grumbled something incoherent.

"So I'm sure you'll never sneak somebody into Silver Tower again, now will you?" asked Alexandra.

Juliana shook her head.

"Wonderful." Another thwack, another howl and wiggle from Juliana.

Alexandra walked behind Adrian. Adrian's toes curled.

Twenty minutes later, Adrian and Juliana sobbed miserably into the bed. Their bottoms burned like a thousand angry suns. Their throats were raw. Their legs shook from fatigue. Every time one of them shifted, it sent spikes of hot pain lancing through their glowing bottoms.

"I think that's enough." Alexandra pulled the door open. "As far as any of us are concerned, none of this happened. Understand?"

"Yes," said the two in unison.

As soon as the door closed, Juliana pushed her legs out and plopped down on her belly. Adrian followed suit. Juliana reached back and touched her bottom, hissing and squirming. She gave Adrian a teary glare. "If my bottom hurt any less I swear you'd be wailing your lungs out right now. As it is, I'm too tired to give you the thrashing you deserve."



"Good." David helped Adrian clamber off his knee.

Adrian danced in place, rubbing his blazing bare bottom.



Adrian showered, brushed his teeth, and put on the outfit. He spent a moment to study himself in the mirror. He couldn't help but blush a little when he looked at his heart-shaped bottom in the mirror.




"When I get out of this, I'm turning your moon red as your costume," 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.



Scarlet Moon ripped the door off a nearby office.

"What are you doing?" asked Bernice.

Scarlet Moon grabbed Vanessa and Bernice and shoved them through. "Find someplace to hide!"

He charged the guards.




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.




Scarlet Moon leapt up into a tree and plopped down on a branch.

"What's up?" Generalissima leaned against the trunk beneath Scarlet Moon and held up a hand.

Scarlet Moon lowered a cord, and pulled Generalissima up into the tree next to him. "School."

Scarlet Moon told Generalissima what happened.

Generalissima winced. "Sorry to hear that."

Scarlet Moon leaned against the trunk. "Mom'll hit the roof if I don't get my grades up. Scholarship might be in danger too, and there's no way I can afford Nezerwallup without it. And the worst is, I should be talking to Natalie right now, see if she'll help. But instead I'm out here playing superhero."

"You just needed to calm down some." Generalissima rubbed Scarlet Moon's shoulder. "Get the stress out. Life's been crazy lately."

Scarlet Moon laughed bitterly. "Can say that again."

"You know, if you don't want to talk to Natalie, I could probably help."

Scarlet Moon shook his head. "You suck at explaining things."

"That's probably true." Generalissima tapped her lip. "I could probably rig up some sort of super tiny communication doohicky, and I could help you take your tests."



"I don't think so." Scarlet Moon turned and leapt out the window. He rolled across the grass and bolted into the trees.

"So, yeah," said Juliana. "That was a disaster."

Scarlet Moon grunted.



Adrian grinned and wrapped his fingers around the bar. He started lifting the bar off its hooks. Alright, time to-

Oh dear, this thing was heavy. Adrian let out a breath. He took a moment to steady himself. He sucked in a breath and lowered the bar to his chest. When it was just shy of touching, he let out the breath and pushed up.

His arms wobbled, and the bar inched up. It got about halfway up, and his arms started to cave.

Oh shit.

He struggled for a second. The bar wavered. He was just about to tap into his powers when large hands closed over the bar and pulled it back up and onto the hooks. David looked over the bar at him. His expression made the bottom drop out of his stomach.

"Why didn't you find a spotter?" he asked.



Midnight held up a tube of cream. "Now, I'm thinking you'd like a little relief."

Adrian nodded.

Midnight smiled. "Wonderful."

Midnight pulled off her glove and squeezed some of the cream onto her fingers. She pressed her fingers against Adrian's naked bottom and slid her hands across the bare skin, smoothly, gently flattening her palm against Adrian's plump cheeks. A smooth, silky palm traced circles on Adrian's right buttock. Adrian moaned and squirmed, soothed and cooled by the cream.

More cream. Long fingers kneaded Adrian's sore bottom. Adrian squirmed and gasped, his nether regions tingling. His bottom screamed in pain as long, strong fingers dug into his swollen buttocks. His bottom sighed in relief as smooth, slick fingers kneaded his swollen buttocks.

Adrian clutched the sink. His body shook. His breath came in gasps. His hips rocked back and forth. His bottom pushed into Midnight's fingers, only to pull away, only to push back in, only to pull away.

"Careful kitten." Midnight leaned over Adrian, grinding her chest against Adrian's back in time with the digging, kneading, swirling motions of her fingers. "I might start to think you're making an offer."



David pulled out a small, stiff leather paddle about the size of a pingpong paddle. "Please come to the front of the class."

The other students' eyes bore into Adrian. Some smirked. A few looked relieved. Some looked anxious. A few didn't seem to care at all.




Anklyana squealed, and her legs kicked frantically. "Hey! Stop teasing me and help me out!"

"And ruin such a wonderful view?" Scarlet Moon slipped off a glove and ran her fingers up and down Anklyana's bottom.

"Seriously, not now," said Anklyana with a hint of anger.



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.



"Well, come on." Sam eased Adrian off the hood of the car, and fixed Adrian's clothing. Adrian whimpered as his jeans touched his swollen bottom.

Sam helped Adrian hobble back towards the dorm. Once inside, Sam gave Adrian's bottom a gentle rub. "I'm sorry I had to do that. But it's for your own good. I can't have you lying to me. It's my responsibility to protect and advise you, and I can't do that if you lie to me."

Adrian miserably rubbed his burning bottom.

"Now, why don't you go take a shower, maybe lotion your bottom so that it doesn't get too dry, and then go to bed. I need to give Juliana her spanking," said Sam, giving Adrian a slight push towards the student's room.



Tempestas put her hand to her ear. She grimaced. "I hate to ditch you guys, but erm, I got something I need to take care of. Think you can get the hostage back to where she was kidnapped?"

"Hmm? Yeah, sure," said Scarlet Moon.

"Great." Tempestas leapt away, a gust of wind sending her flying off into the night.



David's belt snapped across Adrian's naked, reddened buttocks. The leather bit deeply into Adrian's upthrust bottom, igniting the many welts left by Leopard, and adding some new ones besides.

Adrian yelped and kicked his feet. His hips bucked against the couch, and his hands closed into fists.

The belt splatted across his bottom a second time, right across his sitspots. He squealed as his bottom lit up. His heels drummed and he pounded his fists against the back of the couch. David lashed his bottom four more times in rapid succession, forcing howls of pain from his throat, driving his hips into a squirming frenzy and ending his fists into a frenzied pounding against the back of the couch.

The harsh slap of leather across bare skin, louder than any before it, assaulted Adrian's ears. Juliana grunted, and swayed forward slightly with the force of the stroke. Snaps and slaps assaulted Adrian's ears, a rapid volley of hard and fast strokes raining down on Juliana's bottom. Juliana's torso jerked forward with each stroke, her breasts bouncing wildly with the motion, her long hair whipping back and forth. Her eyes squeezed shut, and her grunts turned into pants, her pants into yelps, her yelps into wails. Her fingers clawed at the back of the couch.

Adrian snagged Juliana's hand and gave it a squeeze. Juliana briefly glared at Adrian, before squeezing back.

There was a pause.

"No fair," said Juliana with a shaking voice. "You hit me way harder than you did him."

"Your bottom was pristine. His was almost bruising," said David.



"What was that?" asked Marie.

"Nothing." Scarlet Moon looked over his shoulder at Bernice. "Sorry, Bernice, but she's right. I'm looking for your siblings, Pauline and Leonard. I think they're Prometheus and Poseidon. And what's worse, they've fallen in with a really bad crowd."



"If you'd prefer I could tell Mom I saw Juliana here sneaking you into Silver Tower," said Alexandra. "Save me a lot of face, and Juliana can still kiss her internship and her scholarship good-bye."

"Or what, you get to spank us, and then hang it over our heads forever? Make us clean your room and kiss your feet?" asked Adrian.

"Tempting," said Alexandra. "But no. I don't do that kinda shit. Too much damn work. And hell, Mom'd probably let Juliana stay if she confessed. After Clemency blistered her bottom anyway. So yeah, blackmail wouldn't exactly work."

"Just do what she says," said Juliana. "The sooner we get this over with, the better."



Adrian pushed the send button and slipped his phone back into his pocket.

Melissa Carmine was beautiful. She had silky raven hair pulled up into a french braid, the tail pulled over one shoulder. Her dark eyes, framed by a touch of makeup, smoldered. Her ruby red lips formed a dazzling smile, exposing brilliant white teeth. Her skin had just a touch of color to it, not so much that she seemed to spend all day in a tanning booth, but not so little that she seemed to spend all day in front of a computer either. Small, sparkling white earrings dangled from her ears.

She wore a low-cut, square-necked white blouse that showed off the top of some very ample cleavage, a black pencil skirt that emphasized the generous curve of her hips, and shiny black pumps.

"I suffer from daily migraines," said Adrian. "Dozens of pills and thousands of dollars later I got squat and the doctors are laughing all the way to the bank."

Melissa walked to a cooler behind the desk, her hips swaying with every step. "Say no more, and feel no shame. I too was once trapped in the web of Big Pharma and their medicinal minions. Then, I discovered Megawater!"

Melissa opened the cooler and pulled out a water bottle. She held it up for Adrian to see. "Behold, Megawater!"

"Looks like a regular water bottle to me, except with bold red 'Megawater' painted across it," said Adrian.

"Trust me, the magic's in the water, not the bottle." Melissa swayed to the counter and passed the bottle to Adrian. "Go ahead and have a drink. I guarantee it'll change your life."



"Boy when have I ever not made you look good?"

"Well, there was that time we tried to drop a bag of flaming poop on Principal Rider's doorstep, and you left me holding the bag."

"I meant literally. With clothing and stuff. Besides, you were the one who decided to trip over his stair and start swearing like a sailor."

"You coulda stuck around."

"Are you kidding? Have you seen the belts that guy wears?"


"Er, yes, well, I suppose you have. But that was like forever ago. Water under the bridge."

"It was six months ago."

"Like, forever ago."

Adrian rolled his eyes, and shouldered the bag.



After several minutes of vigorous spanking that left Juliana sobbing and red-bottomed, the man released his hold on her. Juliana jumped up and rubbed her sore plump ass, while the man walked over to the closest low-hanging branch and broke off a large switch a good half-inch in diameter and two feet long.

"You should get what your friend got," He flicked the switch in Alexandra's direction. "But I don't have all day. So we'll have to improvise. Bend back over and spread those legs."

Juliana bent back over the stump and spread her legs wide.

"You won't be dressing in a bikini anytime soon without showing off these stripes." The switch swished, and the whippy wood bit into her bare thighs. Juliana howled.

The man landed several strokes to the inside of each thigh. Juliana's hands dug into the stump, her knuckles whitening. After at least a dozen strokes, the man straightened and wiped a hand across his sweaty brow. "Let's finish this up, then."



"I've been kicking your ass all day, and you're still acting tough?" Leopard smirked. "You're not very bright, are you?"

Scarlet Moon fired a beam at Leopard, lashed a cord to Leopard's chest and zipped fist first into her. Leopard grabbed Scarlet Moon's arm and twisted, forcing Scarlet Moon up on his tiptoes. She karate chopped Scarlet Moon in the throat, rammed her knee into the back of Scarlet Moon's thigh, and headbutted Scarlet Moon in the nose.

Scarlet Moon fell to his knees, gasping and choking. A foot cracked under his chin, sending him sprawling. Even through his shield, a shock of pain drove a spike of nausea into Scarlet Moon's gut.

Tempestas rocketed back onto the roof. Her goggles flashed. She punched Leopard in the gut, grabbed the huntress' hair and brought her nose down onto her knee. She wrapped Leopard in a headlock and hammered on the woman's face.

Leopard grabbed Tempestas' leg and wrenched. Tempestas cried out, and buckled. Leopard spun out of Tempestas' grip and kicked Tempestas across the face. She punched Tempestas in the gut, grabbed Tempestas' cape, spun around and threw Tempestas on top of Scarlet Moon.

Tempestas groaned and rolled off of Scarlet Moon. "Woman's unreal. Faster than me, stronger than you."

"This is boring," said Leopard. She wiped a trickle of blood from her nose, pulled out her blowgun, and pointed it at Vanessa. "Let's make things interesting."

Heels clattered across the roof, and Anklyana leapt in front of Vanessa. Her hands closed into fists, and a green light emanated from her body. She glared at Leopard, her eyes flaring with green light. "I won't let you torment this girl for one. Second. More."

"Would you look at that, it's bomb-girl. Even better." Leopard fired the dart.



Vanessa's face briefly contorted with confusion. Her eyes widened and her mouth formed a small "o." She scrambled off the pair, who quickly untangled themselves.

The police officer 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.

"She started it!" Leggy pointed a finger at Vanessa.

"Me?" Vanessa jabbed her finger at Leggy. "You slapped me!"

"Alright kids–"

"Because you called Ms. Carmine a charlatan-"

"She is!"

"If you would