Friday, April 8, 2011
Scavenger Hunt from Heck
Fridays seem to be the days when the big stuff gets launched on me. I've been busy with work lately and I neglecting my makeup, voice, and movement practice and the girls decided to teach me a little lesson with a scavenger hunt from Hell. Things started in the Student Union where I was given a duffel bag with things needed to transform to Katie and I was told to take my time making sure my change was as close to perfect as possible. Besides, anybody in the union wouldn't think I was the same person who left. This made sense and I was relieved to find no dress in the bag. There were skinny jeans a lowcut sweater that showed off the breast forms they had included to great effect, and my high heeled boots. I did my makeup and returned to find that they weren't there.
I sat down figuring that it was the best bet I would have to wait for them. I was only there a moment when 2 guys came over to me from a nearby table. They hadn't been there when I left. "Are you Katie" one of them asked and I smiled and nodded. I really don't have any kind of feminine voice. They told me that my friends wanted them to give me an envelope and said I'd give them each a kiss if they gave it to me. I didn't have a lot of choice. I did kiss them on the lips, but closed mouth and nothing very deep. They were satisfied and I had the envelope. I sat down to read it and it was an instruction to walk out to the parking lot and a key. I was told to find Sheila's car and leave the duffle bag in there. In the trunk was a black backpack that I was told to take and to leave the key in the trunk.
Throughout the day I followed a string of clues that brought me all over campus. My calves were starting to hurt from the heels by the end of the day. At one point I was told to sit in the library in a certain chair and fix my lipstick while smiling and making eye contact at every guy who passed. When I did that one guy chatted me up. I was in the process of giving him a fake phone number when he finally told me the next clue.
I had no key to my apartment so I was kind of stuck. Things finally led me to the basement of the music where they have the music library. I was to go to the show tunes and get the recording for The Flower Drum Song and listen to I Enjoy Being a Girl at full volume. I did so and when the song ended nothing happened so I listened to it two more times. I was unable to hear anything and I felt two arms hug me from behind. I jumped startled to see myself face to face with my friend Rebecca.
When Xiu and I suddenly dropped our threats against the girls, she began to dig. She found out what they were really doing to Xiu and just as importantly what Xiu had been doing to the girls and the fact that we lied to her. She told me in no uncertain terms that she felt hurt and betrayed and that both of us had dropped quite a bit in her estimation for using our positions immorally. She said that she was very close to reporting us both to the University, but was talked out of it. She told us she had no interest in our feminization other than being amused by the poetic justice aspect and that she was angry we had made her a part of things. She said we could still be friends and reminded me of some of the things I had done. She informed us that she would not be a mistress. The girls had invited her and she had no interest, but she did say we would be adding her apartment to the list of places we would be providing maid service for. I guess I hadn't thought about how she felt when she found out Xiu and I lied her into doing something that could have cost her her career.