As opposed to 'Stealing Rosemary?'
He had to do it, they had dared him too. They called him a chicken when he first refused, and no one calls him a chicken. James was at the back door of The Candy Shop. He was tricking the lock to open by using some skills a now ex-girlfriend had taught him. She was now missing, and her current boyfriend was kind of broken, but James didn't care, he'd moved on. He was now dating a girl named Tori, who was his dream girl, and she had joined in on the egging on of James to break into this place. His friends on the tennis team dared him to break in and steal a piece of candy, and then bring it back for proof.
The lock popped and opened. James snuck in, and slimmed across the floor. He came to a hallway with rooms all down it. The room at the end of it had a sign marked testing. He crept along the wall and came to a lab filled with Wierd contraptions all over. Tubes going this way and that, beakers, bunsen burners, test tubes, and big machines. James walked over to one marked: Big Blue. A switch looked like an on switch, so he flipped it. The machine buzzed on, being unnervingly quiet. After a minute, a piece of gum popped out a loud buzzer went off. James heard and saw a light flip on down the hallway. He scurried out of there as fast as he could and out the backdoor. He was home before he breathed. He looked at the gum in his hand. It was a rich blue. After putting it in a bag for safe keeping, he went to bed.
The next day at school, he pulled out the bag with the gum. He took it out and showed his friends. Some believed him and some didn't. Tori did of course. She loved him, and was turned on today just by his clothes. He was wearing a gray tee shirt that was two sizes too small, so his abs were outlined, blue jeans that were sagging a little and showed the band of his underwear, and his letterman jacket for tennis. He retold the tale of his account in the shop.
"Big blue was labeled on the side," James said, "I flipped a switch an the machine roared to life. A price of gum popped out after a minute, and then I heard someone. They saw me, and shot off a shotgun at me. I ran right at then and took them down. I then ran out of there and yelled 'Later sucker!'"
"Really?" a skeptic friend asked.
"Then I guess the shop is looking for you right?"
"I guess so..." James gulped.
"Then I guess you won't mind eating that gum, would you? I mean you have to get rid of the evidence. We've all seen it, we all believe you, right guys?" There was scattered confermation.
"I suppose not, but this was in the testing area. What if it kill me?"
"It won't, or else he wouldn't have it back there, why keep a killing machine in a candy shop?"
"I suppose a little piece of gum won't hurt me," Then James ate it.
He chewed it slowly, like it was going to explode. Then he quickened when he tasted the flavor of blueberries. It was the most delicious gum he had ever tasted before. It was perfect blueberry heaven. He was lost in the blueberry sea of goodness when he was snapped out of it by Tori poking at his nose.
"Yeah baby?" He wrapped his arms around her.
"You got something on your nose," Tori rubbed his nose.
"What is it?"
"I don't know but it won't come off," she rubbed again, but it only grew bigger, "I'm only making it worse. Your whole nose is now blue."
"Blue?" James let go of Tori.
He walked to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. Not only was his whole nose blue, but almost his whole face! He rubbed at it and it only grew. Soon his whole head was blue. It was traveling and covering his body. He looked at his hands as they turned a shape of blue. James' stomach then growled, then it burpeled. He put his hands on it. He felt he six-pack lose deffinition. His shirt started to grow tighter. James realized his stomach was swelling! He fell back against the wall in amazement, and started to breath harder. He went to sink and rubbed his skin, triying to wash the blue off. He felt his bear belly touch the counter, because his shirt had ridden and exposed it. His pants grew tighter as well. The wrist fitting almost perfectly now, and then too tight. A muffin top formed and his belly cascaded over his pants. James started to hyperventilate. His pants button popped off and hit the mirror, breaking it.
James didn't know what to do. He decided on something. He ran out ofthe bathroom and yelled help me! Tori waiting right outside the door to the bathroom. She gasped at the sight of him. Students turned to look at him. Some laughed, some gasped, one girl screamed, but all chattered and were in amazement at the swelling boy in front of them. A teacher came.
"What's happeing?" the teacher asked Tori. James felt his thighs start to swell.
"Can't you see he's swelling up and blue!? Do something!" Tori started to cry. His shirt started to tear.
"Everyone back away! Do we know why he's swelling up?" James' arms and legs were starting to cone shape and diamonds of blue flesh were forming in the thighs of his jeans.
"He ate a test piece of gum from The Candy Shop," Toi explained.
"Tori!" James hissed, as his arms lifted up and his legs spread out to form a star shape.
"How did he get that?"
"He broke in last night and stole it."
"Tori!" James hissed agian. His shirt ripped off and his body continued to swell.
"Well, guess we better call the police and The Candy Shop owner."
"Please hurry!" Tori pleaded.
"Yes please!" James said. His arms anegs were now cones and belly was getting lower as it shallowed his limbs.
"I will, now you call The Candy Shop and I'll the police." James' lost his pants.
Tori pulled out her phone and looked up the number. James' face plumped up. His lips were now swollen. She found it and called it, "Hi? Yes, I'm at the high school, and my boyfriend is swelling up from a piece of gum he took from your store. Can you fix it? ---- Okay, great," Tori hung up, "He said he'll be here in a few minutes. Hang in there babe!" She stood on her tip toes, leaned over his body, and kissed him.
His limbs were now part of his growing gut, making James a almost perfect sphere. Only his head, feet and hands were the imperfections. He still grew larger. His head sunk in and made a divot. Tori held his swollen blue hand. His hands and feet made divots as well. His skin started to turn a darker shade of blue, as the pressure rose inside him. Then the man appeared, it seemed like out of no where.
"Okay, let's get you juiced," the man started to push James down the hall. He rolled very easily, but James felt like he was going to explode more and more with every passing second. The man rolled James to a truck and put him in. Tori followed them and got in the truck.
The man drove to the shop, and rolled James in the back garage door. He put James in a perfect white room, and left him there. The man took Tori with him. They wen to a control room that looked down on James. The man pushed a button that caused a loud clunk. The walls around James started to move in.
"Now my dears, I'm afraid...James? Is it? Ate a very experimental piece of gum. One that was only tried once." Walls touched James and started to squeeze him. He felt like he was going to explode.
"The walls are designed to pulsate and work the juice out of you. Just sit back and relax."
After about an hour, James looked good as new. He wasn't a big blueberry. There were some changes however. His sixpack was now less defined, his lips were plumper, and his thighs were thicker.
"Now this is very important: no blueberries. If you eat any thing blueberry, you'll will swell up again. You're now VERY ALLERGIC to blueberries and will pop if you eat them. I might come save you, you knows, depends on how I feel. I won't press any charges, because I think that this is punishment enough. Good bye, and I hope I don't have to see you again."
Tori walked James to her cartbag she went and got whilst he was being juiced. James sat down and looked at Tori.
"I'm sorry baby. You know how it is when people call me chicken. I know I'm a little bigger now, and if you want to break up with me, I understand."
Tori turned to him and kissed him. She said "No, I'll never leave you. I'll help you with this new life changer. I love you."
"I love you too."