Lunar Wind- Chapter Four
I came to in Mateo’s arms, out in the forest clearing. Mateo held me for a while, smiling down at me. I started feeling a sharp pain around my ribs on my right side. I didn’t want to worry Mateo, and frankly; I would have been fine with him holding me there for a little while longer, so I kept it to myself. Eventually though He helped me up and walked me over to a tree I could lean against.
I started to remember everything that had gone on while we were in the cave. The only thing I couldn’t remember was escaping. I asked Mateo how we had gotten free. He told me, he used the sharp corners of the rocky wall to saw through the rope. However before he could cut through, the leader began to swell uncontrollably and burst right in front of him. His henchman was unconscious, likely from the agonizing pain he was put through. After Mateo was free, he grabbed me and brought me out of the cave. Neither of us could believe what had just happened was real. IT was all so crazy. Mateo pulled the glowing pendant from his pocket. I stared at it for a few moments, and then remembered what it did to the big guy, and the leader.
“It was the big gem that saved us.” Mateo slowly said. I looked at him confused. “It was glowing like mad; just as he began to grow.” He said looking down at the pendant. “It was like the big gem didn’t like how this gem was being used, and killed the leader. I don’t like any of this. It’s just wrong.”
I looked at Mateo for a while, and I could tell he was being serious. I told him that it was possible. I mean anything could be possible now. I took the pendant from his hand. It was just as warm and vibrant as the large stone. We couldn’t decide what to do with it. We couldn’t leave it here. Others could find it and hurt people with it. For now we decided we can at least take it with us, and keep it safe until we had a solution.
Mateo stood up and offered to carry me piggyback to the house. I laughed and accepted. The walk home was wasn’t long, but I made sure to savor the moment. I remember snuggling into his wide, strong back and feeling completely safe. As long as I had Mateo, I felt like I could do anything. So why couldn’t I tell him that, then?
The next morning we stopped by the local clinic to have my side checked out. It turned out that I had fractured a rib, so I was de-commissioned for a while. I was never lonely though. Mateo spent almost every morning in my room, telling me about his jogs through the town, what was happening, and what people he saw. I could have listened to him for hours.
Eventually though I was ready for action and got back to my workout routine. Months went by like weeks, and before I knew it, I had made a lot of progress. My arms, peaked, came to an outrageous twenty inches. My legs were now almost as wide as my waist, which was; surprisingly slim considering how much muscle was packed on it. My calves jutted out at all times, I didn’t even need to flex them for them to look huge and rock solid. My breasts didn’t get any larger, but they defiantly didn’t shrink, which was my expectation. I began to wonder if the progress was due to the glowing, blue jewel, tucked away in my sock drawer.
I just remember feeling an absolute surge during my workouts, unlike anything I had felt before. I always felt great after a good pump, but now workouts felt near orgasmic. No matter what I was lifting, every rep sent shocks through my body. It was like I could feel my body growing as I worked out, and it felt amazing. I had to hide my pleasure from Mateo, I didn’t want to scare him away. Hiding the sensations was difficult to do, but gradually I became accustomed to the feeling, and it got easier to manage.
Somehow Mateo wasn’t sharing my level of success. He was already massive when we first met, practically a Greek god in human form. He did get bigger over the months, just not as quickly as I was. Despite this he never got jealous or petty. He always complemented me on my figure, and progress. He eventually admitted to me that he liked muscles on girls. I was in heaven after that. It made me want to get even bigger. I wanted it not just for myself, but for him as well.
As per my routine, I found a night that wasn't so busy and went up to my room. I prepped to give myself a muscle show, however this time; I really treated myself. I'd used some of the money I'd gotten from doing various chores around town to buy myself a competition swim suit. I'd also bought a bottle of baby oil, which I hid in my sock drawer next to the gem. I held the flimsy posing suit up to my chest. I couldn’t wait to see myself in it!
I giddily applied the oil all over with great care. I lovingly ran my hands down my stony abs, occasionally letting my fingers linger so I could feel how deep the cleavage between each ab muscle went. I traced the long snaking veins that went down my swollen bicep, and across my forearms. I flexed, and watched the veins thicken under my thin, delicate skin. Once I was sufficiently oiled up, I squeezed into my tiny suit.
The bottom fit no problem, but by this point my breasts were so big and were pushed out so far by my pecs, that they were spilling over the edges of the triangular cups. The suite might have looked modest on any other woman, but on my massive body it looked downright lewd. I turned around to face my mirror and take it all in.
I was completely stunned by how developed I was. You could say my muscles had muscles. This was the body I had been living in all of my life ,and yet I was completely unrecognizable from what I looked like just a few years ago. I felt like a newcomer in my own body. Even still I would never trade it for another. This was the body that I had worked so hard for.
I scanned each muscle group with absolute wonderment. I began with my chest. I loved the deep muscle cleavage between my swollen pecs, which ran into the other cleavage, which I liked as well. I looked downward at my breasts, which as I imagined, looked provocative spilling out of the tiny bikini top. Even I was turned on, and I watched as my nipples poked at the white fabric of my posing suit. Just a little bit south of that, my abs waited to be examined. I placed my arms behind my head and scrunched my abs up as hard as I could. While striking this pose I noticed how huge my lats were. They looked like they were bulging wings erupting out from under my arms. I brought my arms down and struck a side chest flex, and watched as my pecs jumped up towards my chin. I loved the feeling of my pecs inflating over my chest.
After several other poses, I finished with a most muscular pose that blew my mind. It brought out every bulging muscle, every rippling sinew. I was massive. I couldn't take it anymore. I felt like I had accomplished the goals I had since I was a child. The only thing left was to tell Mateo that I loved him, and show him everything.
I ran down the hall and burst into Mateo's room. He was reading a book, but quickly jumped up when I came in. He got about half way through asking what was going on, but paused when he saw my glistening body. He scanned me up and down with his eyes. At first I was happy, but then it hit me; I hadn’t thought this through at all! What was I going to say to him?! I just burst into his room in a tiny bikini at night! He was going to think I was some kind of lunatic!
My face was beet red, and my heart was pounding at a mile a minute. I didn’t know what else to do. I slowly approached Mateo and bean my posing routine. Without a word he sat in awe as I flexed every muscle in my body for him. Just as I finished, Mateo gathered his composure, and stood up. I noticed that there was a bulge in the crotch of his sweat pants. He noticed me staring, and quickly covered himself up with a pillow. Now we were both flustered, and neither of us wanted to make the next move. We stood there for a while in an awkward silence. I lost my nerve and apologized for barging in. I made my way back to my room and locked the door. I felt like such a fool.
Shortly after that, Aunt Maria passed away. She never told me, but apparently she was very sick. I never would have guessed. She fished, hunted, and even joined us on some of our grueling workouts. She spent about a week in the hospital, but there wasn't much they could do. Now I had lost not only my parents, but my mentor.
She left us the house, but even more than that, she left us a great deal of money, and a small box with a lock on it. Mateo told me that Aunt Maria had it since she was a little girl, and would tell him stories about magic that was locked away inside. It was hard to imagine Aunt Maria ever being little. I asked Mateo what was really inside, but he didn't know. We had the key, but we didn't open it. It just felt like we'd be disrespecting her if we opened it right away.
We put all of Aunt Maria’s money in a bank in town. We didn't need it for the most part. Mateo had a job, and the only thing we really spent money on was food. Mateo held it together pretty well during all of this. I had a feeling he knew her time was running short, and had time to come to terms with it. I wished I had whatever mental defenses he did. She was a tough old bird. I thought for sure she'd live another hundred years.
Mateo and I became a little distant after that. We still worked out together, but somehow, whatever spark we had seemed to dwindle. I remember thinking to myself that I had missed my chance. If I asked him how he felt now, we would almost definitely shoot me down. Without Mateo, I didn’t even think I wanted to keep bodybuilding. I decided to just be content being with him, and kept my feelings to myself a while longer.
It was about two weeks after Aunt Maria's passing that something terrible happened. While on our morning jog, our house was visited by friends of the men we met in the cave. We returned to our home only to be held at gunpoint. The men that had the guns were also extremely large, and were each wearing pendant, though they seemed to glow an eerie red. It looked like they were all just henchmen, and that their boss wasn’t with them. They demanded I give them the blue gem. I told them we don’t have any such gem. That wasn’t the answer he was looking for. The goon brought his gun closer to my face and poked me in the forehead with the barrel. I didn't recognize him at first, but It was definitely the lackey from the cave.
He walked over and searched my body for the pendant. For whatever the reason, I felt calm, despite the overwhelming odds against me. He took a moment to feel my breasts and rear as he searched. I grit my teeth, and repeated myself; that we didn’t have any gem.
"Don't shit with us!" one of them said. "You're too freaking huge NOT to have a damn stone!" That was the only time in my life I regretted having worked on my body so much. The man pulled up his pistol and shot a hole through the door behind me. That made everything a lot more real. I wasn’t panicked but I knew now that they weren’t just going to listen to me and leave.
I had no choice. I told them that if they waited outside we would bring them the pendant. Maybe It would buy me enough time to come up with a plan. I didn’t want to hand over the gem, but I also didn’t want to die for some jewel that I didn’t really understand. I didn’t think far ahead enough.
“You’re bluffing! The henchman from the cave accused, still pointing his gun at my face. “But thanks for finally telling us you have it. We’ll be sure to re-check every inch of this house. If we don’t find it, we’ll burn it to the ground and search through the ashes.” His buddies found that hilarious.
“Y-you can use me as collateral!” Mateo, shouted. What the hell was he doing?! The men looked at each other, and back at mateo. Once of the goons came up and whispered something in the henchman from the cave’s ear. “Fine!” He said. He took Mateo by the arm and led him out the door. The last one to leave told me that I had two minutes to get the pendant or my boyfriend was dead. He slammed the door behind him.
I wasn’t out of the woods yet. I needed time to think, but I knew I didn't have it. I quickly ran up the stairs. I opened the sock drawer, only to be blinded by a warm, blue light, cascading from the pendant. Somehow they didn’t check here! I stared deeply into the pendant. It's warm glow filled my heart with confidence. I clutched the little stone in my hand and prayed that Mateo was right; that the pendants choose their wearer. I slipped the pendant over my head, and let it fall against my chest.
What happened next was so amazing that I still remember how it felt to the detail. My whole body felt like it was pulsing. I could feel my bones growing and re-arranging to accommodate the massive amount of muscle that was growing over my frame. My shirt and pants burst off of my body in one quick rip. My arms practically exploded with muscle, coming to what I could only imagine to be thirty inches. My back widened, Pushing my arms further outward. My traps bulged past my ears. My abs morphed into an armor plated ten pack. They were at least three and a half inches deep, and surrounded by powerful rippling obliques that were as thick as chicken eggs, but as hard as diamonds. The only word to describe my growing thighs would be immense. My hips widened to allow room for my tree trunk thighs some room to move. Below that my calves exploded outward, swelling to what could have been twenty five to thirty inches. I started growing taller as well. I went from 5’5 to over six feet easily. My body was wracked with pleasure, and I fell to the floor.
Once the growth was complete I regained my composure, and grabbed whatever clothes I could find to cover my transformed body. I felt light as a feather, but as tough as metal. I wish I had time to examine my new form, but both Mateo’s and I had our lives on the line.
I had a plan; I jumped out of the window that faces the rear of the house. I figured the gun men would be watching for me to leave through the door. I quietly snuck around and waited for the guards to make a move. The man from the cave looked down at his watch and yelled that my two minutes were up. All of the men turned to face Mateo, and in that instant I pounced. I was amazed at how far my muscle slathered legs took me and I almost jumped right over my target. Before any of them could react, I had the man from the cave in a headlock. I hoisted him up and used him as a human shield. Surely they wouldn’t shoot their own man…
“she’s fucking huge!” one of the men squealed.
“Who cares, she can’t hurt us if she’s dead you idiot!” one of the others yelled.
“What about frank?” Another one called out.
“FUCK ‘EM!” he replied.
Without any remorse for their comrade they opened fire. I squeezed my eyes shut. Surely this was the end. I never got to tell Mateo how I felt.
…Or so I thought. I started to notices a light tickling sensation all over, and what felt like liquid dropping down my face. I slowly opened my eyes, and looked down to see the gore that was taking place right before my eyes. I watched as bullet after bullet penetrated the man in my arm’s body. He went limp, only moving from the force of the bullets tearing through him. His blood dripped from my face and arms. Despite this, I was completely untouched.
The bullets couldn’t even penetrate my skin. One of them screamed “aim for her head!” They opened fire again, but this time I wasn’t scared. I quickly ducked and darted towards one of them. I grabbed him by his arm and thigh, and lifted him over my head. With one swift motion I swung him behind me, swatting at three other men. They went flying from the powerful impact. I tossed the now unconscious goon in my arms to the side and started for the remaining three men. They quickly buckled, and fell to their fee in fear. I stopped in front of them and looked down. The one in the middle had already pissed his pants.
Just then I noticed that the pendants they were wearing all suddenly cracked. The red gems shattered and crumbled to dust, and were carried away by the faint breeze. The men returned to their meager selves. Two of them pleaded for their lives, the other just sat shaking in his puddle of urine. There was no point in hurting them now. They couldn’t fight back.
“Get lost! And take your friends with you!” I hollered at them.
They quickly got up and dragged off their comrades, who had also returned to their original bodies by now. I was still in the moment, my heart was still pounding. Part of me wanted to take it back, and go after them. Teach them to never hurt anyone else again. But I knew I had to own it. If I didn’t I might begin to like the power too much, and that scared me. I took a deep breath, and cleared the thought from my mind. This power shouldn’t be used for something like revenge.
I went over to Mateo who had a look of fear on his face. I was still powered by the gem, and was covered in blood. I must have looked like a monster. I quickly took off the pendant, and returned to my normal level of muscle. I tried to tell him that I was ok, but before I could he leaned in and kissed me. I was caught completely off guard, and didn’t really realize what was happening. We parted lips, and he looked into my eyes.
“Thank you, shiyomi.” He said. “I’m so glad that you’e ok.”
My face turned bright red.
“I love you Mateo, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if anything bad happened to you.”
I finally said it! I had just survived a shooting and watched men die right before my eyes, before fighting them off with my bear hands. Yet, all I could think about was Mateo.
“I love you too, Shiyomi.” Mateo said as he brought his arms around me. We stayed there for a while in each other’s arms.
That night we went back to the cave and visited the big stone. It was glowing it’s beautiful blue. I thanked the stone for giving me the strength to fight off the thugs. I re told the story, of how it happened, and how I was able to fend them off.I must have look silly talking to a giant gem in the middle of a cave.
The pendant began to shine through the pocket of my denim shorts.I looked over at Mateo who gave me a nod of confirmation. I was relived that he wasn’t scared of me being that big. I teased him and asked him if my muscles weren't big enough for him. He laughed and told me that he never really got a good look at me that way. Truth be told, I hadn’t either, so I happily slipped the pendant over my head. The sensation hit me, and I began to grow. Mateo marveled at how huge my muscles were. I was about a foot taller than him, which didn’t bother him at all. He ran his hands up and down my body.
His touch amplified the sensation I was getting from the pendant. It felt like fireworks busting inside of me. He made his way to my breasts and gently began to massage them. I just stood there and took it all in. I couldn’t control my voice, which reverberated loudly all throughout the cave. I took off my top and tossed it to the side. It wasn’t long before we were both completely naked, feeling all over each other's bodies.
I had an Idea. There was enough give that I could loosen the necklace around the pendant enough to slip it over Mateo’s head as well. I laid the gem down so that it was right between us. His body burst with unimaginable muscle, far larger than mine. He was a beast of bugling sinew. He hoisted me with is gargantuan arms.
We couldn’t take it anymore. We fell into a passionate frenzy of kissing and grinding, brought on by the pendant's magic. It was like I could feel every sensation that he was feeling, and double the sensation I was. We weren't very experienced with this sort of thing, but it didn't matter.
It was the first time we made love. It was mind blowing. With the pendant keeping us energized, we went at it for hours, sloppily heaving up and down. Orgasm after mind blowing orgasm, we stayed connected; physically, spiritually, and of course by the pendant. The pleasure was so immense that I could barely move. I could only soak it all in, and hang on for dear life. Eventually we hit our limit and fell to the floor panting and gasping. We spent the night in the cave, lulled to sleep by our own bliss, and the warm glow of the gem.