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  1. Thank you kindly! And I know that Ashton's gain is sorely missed, but rest assured, she won't stay thin for long. After all, how could anyone if they lived around Nicole?
  2. JUNIOR YEAR - PART 2 It did not take long for word to get out that Nicole and Ashton were going out, nor was it much of a surprise to anyone that had known them for more than five minutes. The only shocking thing was that it was Ashton who announced it rather than her more boisterous half, who wanted to play it cool for once. Things came to light when Clover made a pass at Nicole during one get-together early in the fall season, and Ashton decided to stake her claim by kissing her chubby beau and then shoving a cookie in her mouth. “Back off, Wishbone,” the tattooed girl hissed as she clapped a hand on Nicole’s belly. “The butterball’s with me, got it?” Clover glanced to Nicole, who nodded in the affirmative and placed a hand over Ashton’s. The superstitious member of the team slumped her shoulders and sighed, “Well, shit…guess that’s one more off the market. Best of luck to you two!” The tubby team captain would have felt bad for rejecting the girl that had been courting her since last February, but any sympathy was cast aside when she caught Clover putting the moves on one of her other, thicker teammates. Nicole shook her head and grunted, “God, what a bitch. Was she seriously only into me for all my blubber?” “Some people are just skin-deep,” Ashton replied before squeezing a thick roll of pudge at her girlfriend’s waist. “But that just means I don’t have to put up with her flirting with you anymore. You have no idea how many times I wanted to throw her out the window last year whenever I caught her trying to give you a squeeze.” Nicole wiggled in her girlfriend’s hands and giggled, “Well, I’m glad you didn’t—we wouldn’t have won the game last week without her. More than that though, your butterball is starving. Could you get me some snacks?” “Anything you want, Nicky,” the brunette answered with a blush and a kiss to Nicole’s cheek. *** While the girls got a good bit of exercise in on the field, they were still encouraged to keep up with extra training at the campus gym, which had a little something for everyone. The heavyweights could be found pumping iron on one side while the fleet of foot had plenty of options for their cardiovascular needs. With the threat of a game against the East Coast Bulldogs on the horizon, some of the Bruins opted to get some more gym time in order to ready themselves for a classic bloodbath. And though many looked like they fit right in with the other gym bunnies, Nicole stood out like a sore thumb with how bulky she had gotten. She would have been obese by all standards, but her short height only served to make her seem that much rounder. There was nothing sharp about the girl after two years of eating to her heart’s content and saying to hell with the consequences, and she looked it as she waddled through the gym. Her thick thighs thunderously thrashed together with her titanic tummy, which threatened to make itself known from underneath her shirt with each heavy footfall. The same trackpants that she had worn since starting school had become far too tight on her, despite the copious amount of give in the elastic waistband, and they now fit her like yoga pants. Not that any of that deterred Nicole as she made her way towards the weights, walking with all the poise and posture of a giant. “This bench free?” the butterball asked a nearby football player, who was busy with curls. “All yours,” he grunted before glancing over to the barbell and adding, “Crap, I forgot to take the weights off. Want me to change those out for you real quick?” Nicole shook her head and clapped her hands together. “Nah…but I might have you add a few more on there before long.” It seemed a farcical declaration, but before the boy could do anything, Nicole plopped onto the bench and hoisted the barbell off the rack. She let out a huff as she adjusted to the weight before lifting the bar back up with relative ease and then carrying on with a series of presses that made it seem light as a feather. Anyone who had doubts about Nicole’s strength were put to shame at the display, and the ease with which she handled the weights garnered attention from others nearby. “What’ve we got here? 230? 240?” asked the rotund girl after setting the barbell back. “That’s about 250 right now,” the football player answered, astounded that a girl so short and so doughy could match his lifts without breaking a sweat. “You want to go higher?” “Now that I’m done warming up, yeah,” Nicole replied with a grin. “Let’s shoot for 280…no, 300. Gotta give these bingo wings some work before my game.” Even with the added weight, the stout girl handled the presses like a champ and attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers. No one could have foreseen such a plump, clearly overfed girl lifting weights that made even football players blush, yet there she was—pumping iron like it was nobody’s business. Her shirt rode up the expanse of her stomach with each press before settling just beneath her chest, but there was no mockery to be had from the crowd, who were far too enthralled with Nicole’s feats of strength. When she finally set the barbell back on the rack, Nicole received a round of applause and returned the favor with a bow when she got up from the bench. The football player that had acted as her spotter let out a whistle before remarking, “Goddamn, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a girl lift as much as you here. You said you have a game coming up? What team are you on?” “I’m captain of the rugby club,” Nicole boasted, her chest filled with pride for her team. “The baddest bitches this campus has ever known.” “After seeing that, I don’t doubt it,” the boy chuckled. “My sister would absolutely love you—she plays rugby at her school, and she’s thinking of coming here next fall.” “I’ll keep an eye out for her! Anyone that’s tough as nails is welcome on our team,” the plucky, plump girl replied before glancing over to a free machine. “I better get back to it. Nice meeting you!” “You too,” the boy said. As he watched Nicole waddle away to the next machine, he marveled at how much she reminded him of his sister—and not just in terms of strength. If that was what the captain of the rugby team looked like, she would have no problem fitting in. *** When Halloween rolled around, Nicole wracked her brain for ideas on cute couple’s costumes for Ashton and herself, wanting to represent their power couple status as much as she could. As the day drew closer though, she came up with nothing, and that was when she turned to one of the most creative people she knew—Kristen Tanner. If anyone could think up a good costume pairing for the two, it would be the girl whose designs were regularly featured in cosplay groups around the country. Sure enough, Kristen not only cooked up a cute pair of costumes for Nicole—she also found time between school and track to make them herself. “And you’re sure this’ll fit?” Nicole asked her old friend over a video call. She gave her belly a wobble and said, “It’s not like I’ve gotten any thinner here.” “They’ll fit,” Kristen answered before taking a sip from a milkshake. “I made sure to keep your gains in mind, so the clothes have plenty of give. The belt, not so mmmuch, but that’s the point.” “Oh, I know, and I can’t wait to blow Ashton’s mind with it,” the plump Latina snickered. “Thanks again—I’ll be sure to send you plenty of pictures, so long as you send me some too, Bessie.” Her redheaded companion turned a fine pink and grumbled, “Call me that again, and I make you pay for the suits, Lard Ass.” Thus, when Halloween rolled around, it was not Nicole Valdez and Ashton Michaels that rocked up to Bollywood’s house—it was Violet Beauregarde and Veruca Salt, respectively. The team captain was adorned in the classic blue button down dress, blue slacks, and red belt, and she had even painted her face blue for the occasion. Her brunette beau was less done up, though no less iconic in her red dress and white stockings, and going so far as to carry a pouch with golden eggs. They made for quite the sight, especially since Nicole already looked like she was midway to becoming a blueberry. But why stop at midway? Nicole, as she so often did, went straight to the food and began to stuff her gullet with whatever she could get her hands on. She sampled a little bit of everything before getting herself a plate and piling it high with candies, sweets, and other delights, while Ashton followed suit despite not having a bite for herself. They made their way through the party, mingling with some and laughing with others before settling into a pair of chairs to relax and feed Nicole’s belly. “God, I don’t know how Kristen talked me into doing a belt,” the porker grunted as she fiddled with the achingly tight belt. “I feel like this thing is going to cut me in half before the night’s over.” “Then I think you know what you need to do, you naughty little girl,” Ashton teased as she popped a buckeye in Nicole’s mouth. “There’s only one way that belt is coming off, so you’d better get to eating until you’re fit to burst. Think you can do that, my blubbery blueberry?” Nicole swooned around the mouthful of peanut butter and chocolate. “Anything for you, my beautiful, bodacious brat.” Ashton licked her lips as she began to hand-feed the treats from their plates to her greedy, gluttonous girlfriend. “That’s good, because all this food is getting my appetite worked up, and you know what that means? I expect you to eat everything that I would have—every last bite, Butterball.” Goosebumps sprouted along Nicole’s arms and she squirmed in her seat at the tone in her girlfriend’s voice and the gleam in her eyes. When she first made the promise to eat Ashton’s share, which then became any time she felt the urge to munch, Nicole had no idea just how deep the tattooed girl’s appetite ran. It did not take much to stoke that fire in her lover’s belly, as the stout superstar had discovered when her shirt slid up while struggling to reach the top shelf of her cabinet. That episode ended with her eating through a whole bag of M&Ms, lovingly poured into her mouth by Ashton. If this was what Ashton would have eaten without Nicole picking up the slack, she would have easily taken the Butterball title before the end of the year. Not that Nicole minded one bit, as all the extra food came with good loving from her generous girlfriend. Ashton stayed true to her word and gave her plenty of belly rubs whenever her stomach was packed to the brim, cuddled with her when she was too bloated to move, and managed to turn the simple act of feeding into a sensual form of foreplay. That last part presented a new challenge, as the team still continued their tradition of feeding Nicole before a big game, and by the end of such a stuffing session, she was ready to burst in more ways than one. Thankfully, Ashton was quick to relieve her of all pent up feelings when the party was over—and sometimes during, if they could find a private room. “Well, what are you waiting for?” Nicole asked as she ran her hands over the expanse of her belly. “I’m not going to blow up without some good eats!” After that, it was off to the races for the feeder and feedee couple, with Nicole gobbling up food as fast as Ashton could put it in her mouth. The voracious, voluptuous vixen’s eating prowess had grown so much that she could wolf down a full plate in a matter of minutes, which added a sense of danger to the feeding process lest anyone lose a finger. It was far easier and safer to stuff her mouth until her cheeks were packed; this gave Ashton and any of her other feeders a chance to breathe and get a feel for her belly as it slowly filled out. As Nicole worked on a mouthful of cookies, Ashton a finger under her girlfriend’s thick double chin with glee. An impish smile spread across her cheeks as she sang, “Oompa Loompa Doopa-Dee-Doo, I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you! Oompa Loompa Doopa-Dee-Dee, if you are wise, you’ll listen to me. What do you get when you guzzle down sweets? Eating as much as an elephant eats? What are you at, getting terribly fat? What do you think will come of that?” She then sent shivers down Nicole’s spine as she whispered, “I sure love the look of it.” The butterball squirmed in her seat, her feast sitting heavily in her gut and her girlfriend’s teasing driving her crazy. When she first started to indulge her appetite at school, she could never have guessed that this would be the outcome—dressed up like a blueberry girl and on the verge of creaming herself from being reminded just how fat she had become. She had a vague recollection of a dream a year or so back where Ashton force-fed her gallons of soft serve and taunted her with the idea that Nicole actually enjoyed plumping up. It was a ludicrous idea at the time—why anyone would like getting fat was beyond her—but after so embracing her role as the team glutton, there was no denying it. Nicole Valdez loved being fat and getting fatter. After swallowing a mouthful of brownie, the overfed girl licked her lips of crumbs and pawed at Ashton’s hip. She hummed, “Ash…Ash, tell me how fat I’m getting.” “So fat, Nicky,” her lover replied, a tint of pink crossing her cheeks. She slid around to straddle Nicole’s lap, what little there was that was not covered by her belly, and purred, “You’re more than twice the girl you used to be, and you haven’t even once thought about slowing down. You were this cute little thing with some nice curves, but now, you’re just this big, round bucket of lard on legs. And you love what you’ve done to yourself, don’t you?” “Yes…oh yes,” Nicole moaned. As Ashton groped the sides of her mammoth stomach, the porky girl crammed snacks into her mouth with both hands to stifle herself, lest she make more of a scene then she intended. “And how fat…how fat am I going to be?” Ashton’s firm thighs gripped Nicole’s lardy legs tight as she murmured, “You’re going to be an absolute whale, baby. If you don’t stop, you’re going to get too fat to play…too fat to walk…too fat for me to even roll you around like the butterball you are. This belly of yours is going to be so big, I’ll be able to use it like a bed—which is good, since you’ll be too big for any normal mattress at that point. Nicky, I’m going to make you so fat, you could fill up the entire rugby pitch.” It was such a wild, absurd thought, but Nicole loved every bit of it and almost choked on a cookie when she imagined being too big to even leave her apartment. Her mother was the fattest woman she knew, and if she kept growing the way she had, then she would eclipse her before long. She could see herself becoming so big that her belly slapped against her knees whenever she walked and her booty could serve as a table for a three-course dinner, and it made her eyelids flutter. How was that idea—of being the fattest woman in the world—so intoxicating? Then, before Ashton could continue, Nicole ate one cookie too many. Her red belt could take no more and popped along the buckle, slapping against Ashton and falling on either side of Nicole’s girthy hips. Both girls stopped what they were doing and just stared in amazement at the broken belt before looking into each other’s eyes once more. That same hungry desire that had come over them during their first night together returned, and they feverishly kissed to stave off the fiery wants inside. “Nicky, I want you so bad,” Ashton murmured in between kisses. “Then help me out of this chair before I pop,” Nicole replied as she felt her girlfriend grinding up against her achingly full belly. She had no idea where this love of fat had come from, but if being so big felt this good, she did not care to find out.
  3. JUNIOR YEAR - PART 1 It was a long three months before Nicole got back to school, and after her talk with her friends, she had a lot of thinking to do. After going back and forth on how she felt about Ashton, her new problem became how to address the elephant in the room between them, as she doubted the tattooed girl would be any more open to discussion since she last saw her. They talked throughout the summer, going on about what they were both doing, but neither was willing to discuss the events of that fateful night in April. When it got down to it though, Nicole refused to allow things to go back to the way they were at the end of the school year, and she became determined to clear the air once and for all. That was why she was looking forward to returning to CFU—to finally wrap up that chapter in her and Ashton’s relationship. Though she came back with an extra twenty pounds on her rotund body, Nicole was quick as a bullet as she bounded down the halls to her apartment, where Ashton was already waiting after getting in the night before. A beaming smile split her chubby cheeks as she thought of seeing one of her best friends again, and that smile grew even broader when she imagined how much weight Ashton must have put on with all those delicious European dishes. She did not look too different in a few of the pictures she had seen, but that could simply be the way she was standing or the angle of the photo. After Nicole realized how much Ashton really meant to her, she had given some thought to how much the brunette had filled out over the last year. Ashton was nowhere near as chubby as herself, but the tattooed girl was certainly thicker than she had ever been. Nicole grinned as she thought back to when they first moved in together and how tight her shorts had been on her, biting into her thighs and stretching across the seat of her rump. Images of a plump Ashton gorging on European cuisine flitted through her head, and they only fueled her desire to see her rounder roommate and tell her how she felt. “Guess who’s back? Back again,” Nicole announced as she threw open her apartment door and waddled inside with her bags. “Nicky’s back—tell a friend!” Ashton called out from her room. “I’ll be out in just a sec—I’m just getting dressed. How was the drive back?” “Had to take a detour to find a decent place to get lunch, but pretty good otherwise,” the stout girl replied as she waddled out into the common room. “Speaking of, you want to grab something at The Quad and catch up? I’m hankering for a cheesesteak and curly fries.” “Sorry, Nicky, but I already ate after getting back from the gym. How about we go over for dinner a little later?” asked Ashton as she made her way out. Nicole turned to greet her roommate, and any thoughts of a plump Ashton were dashed from her head when she saw the brunette’s new look. In the three months that she had been away, Ashton had slimmed down and tightened up to the point that she looked as firm as she did as a freshman. Her thighs were still thick, but there was definition again where the last semester had seen them grow flabby and speckled with cellulite. The saddlebags and muffin top she had developed were gone, replaced with lean hips and a taut stomach that was flat as a board. It was a startling change, especially for Nicole, who had been expecting—even wishing—for a chubbier Ashton when she came back. She did not let that detract from her happiness at seeing her friend though, and she wrapped the leaner girl in a soft hug as she said, “We’ll definitely catch up with a good, school-cooked meal, but let’s talk about this! You’re looking tight, Ash!” Ashton had been grinning when she walked out to greet Nicole, but that smile flickered for a moment before she replied, “Yeah, well, my folks weren’t exactly happy when I came home having put on about thirty pounds since last summer. They watched me like a hawk the whole time I was back; I couldn’t even go out for something to eat without them noticing.” “You’re kidding me,” Nicole gawked. She knew from past conversations that Ashton had some strict parents, but compared to her own upbringing, that felt downright inhuman. “You looked hot as hell last year—I don’t think there was a girl with a better butt on the team than you.” “They didn’t agree,” Ashton retorted, though a pink flush sprouted in her cheeks. “They got me a gym membership and made sure I went there every day so I could get back here the same weight I started at as a freshman. Problem is, I couldn’t quite get there, so they’re wanting updates until I get to that point again.” There was another, angrier reply in Nicole’s mind, but before she could spout it off, her roommate put a hand on her shoulder and told her, “Nicky, it’s okay. I might have been miserable, but it was honestly for the best; I might not have shown it, but I just wasn’t playing my best last season. I’m hoping that this’ll help me get back in better standing this year—and besides, there’s really only room for one butterball on the team.” She punctuated this by a pat to Nicole’s stomach, and the plump Latina stifled a hum of delight at the touch; while her friends had given her plenty of pokes, pinches, and rubs over the summer, it felt different whenever Ashton did it. If she was expecting anything more though, she was let down as Ashton quickly withdrew her hand as if she had been bitten by the blobby belly. “S-Sorry,” the brunette mumbled in apology. “So, how was your summer? Tell me more about this wrestling show you went to back in July!” It was as bold a deflection as ever, and Nicole was not about to have that after so long and having so much time to think. Instead of letting it go, she did what she should have back in April and took hold of Ashton’s hand, giving it a gentle squeeze as she smiled at the tattooed girl. She hummed, “I don’t think I can do that, Ash.” “Wh-Why not?” asked Ashton, her face as red as a pepper. “Because if I did, I wouldn’t be able to do this,” Nicole purred as she stood on her tiptoes and planted a warm kiss on Ashton’s lips. The brunette squeaked in surprise at the kiss but did not recoil as she had with the belly pat—if anything, she leaned into it once she got past the surprise. Nicole made up for lost time by holding Ashton close to her, wrapping one arm around her slender waist and pulling her close against her doughy body as she continued to kiss her. The feeling of her belly squished against Ashton’s firm stomach sent a shiver down her spine, and though she would wonder later what it would feel like if the tattooed girl was plumper than before, she did not care in that moment. After so much wasted time worrying and fretting, Nicole wanted to savor every precious second. Finally, they pulled apart, though more to come up for air than anything else, as both girls looked into each other’s eyes and found nothing but hunger and desire. As they caught their breath, Ashton reached out and cupped one of Nicole’s chubby cheeks while her other hand grabbed hold of the butterball’s thick backside; Nicole returned the favor by running her fingers through Ashton’s still damp hair and gripping her firm rump. They locked lips again and pulled each other so close that they could feel their heartbeats, which were hammering faster than they did on the pitch. As they staggered about the room, trying to find some place to carry on before their legs turned to jelly, their hands explored each other’s bodies and stripped away whatever clothing was there. Nicole tore away Ashton’s tank top and ran her hand up and down the girl’s back, and Ashton squeezed one hand between the two of them to unbutton Nicole’s blouse. By the time they got to the couch, both were topless and Ashton had slipped out of her bike shorts, though Nicole’s jeans required more effort to get undone. They toppled onto the sofa and Ashton gasped when she felt the full weight of Nicole atop her thinner body. “God, Nicky,” the brunette huffed as she looked up at Nicole, who now straddled her body and squished her torso between two thunder thighs, “how much do you weigh now?” “Last I checked, it was around two hundred-thirty pounds,” the butterball hummed. She leaned down and pressed her gooey belly against Ashton’s toned tummy as she continued, “Since you’ve been slimming down on me, that means I’ve got a full hundred pounds on you—and then some.” Ashton’s heart leaped into her throat as she reached up and sank her fingers into Nicole’s flabby flanks. She groaned, “That’s so much fat…you really are a butterball.” “The best damn butterball there is,” Nicole giggled softly before nestling in and planting a series of kisses along Ashton’s neck. “You don’t think I’m too fat though, do you? I’d hate to think that I was getting too roly-poly to play rugby.” As Nicole peppered her with kisses, Ashton moaned and squirmed underneath the doughy girl, humming, “Don’t…don’t you dare, Nicky. You make being fat look so damn good!” “Then kiss me like you missed me, Larkspur,” said Nicole as she flashed a devilish grin at her roommate before nibbling at Ashton’s shoulder hard enough to leave a mark. With how long the two of them had spent bottling up these feelings, it came as no surprise that they carried on until the sun began to set and they wound up in Nicole’s bed. Both were thoroughly spent and exhausted, as if they had just had the biggest match of their college careers, and they could barely feel their legs, much less move them. Not that they were bothered by this, considering that they were content to cuddle close to each other and rest. “I don’t think I’ll be able to walk for a week,” Nicole hummed, her voice raspy and her throat dry. “You’ll have to roll me everywhere, Ash.” “Not too hard with how big you’ve gotten, Nicky,” Ashton replied softly, drawing lazy circles on Nicole’s belly. “Can’t believe you put on a hundred-some pounds since we started school. Guess you really were meant to be Butterball, huh?” Nicole tittered at the tickling touch and replied, “It was only inevitable—I mean, you’ve seen my mom. But you know what sounds so good right now? Ordering some Flaming Amy’s for delivery, because I would probably eat up everything we still have in the cupboards.” Ashton bit her lip at that before replying, “I’d love that, but I don’t think I’ll be joining you. My folks have been so strict about my diet, and I don’t want to mess up how I play on the field, and—” The brunette was silenced when Nicole put a finger to her lips. “Hey, hey, it’s okay. You don’t have to eat anything you don’t want to, and if you really want to get back in shape, I’m on your side the whole way. Just know that I won’t touch that low-fat crap with a ten-foot pole.” “Noted,” Ashton chuckled. “Are you sure that’s okay though? I mean, I don’t want to be a buzzkill or anything like that.” “Hey, it just means more food for me,” Nicole teased as she tapped Ashton on the nose. “And besides, there’s only room for one butterball on the team and you’re looking at her. Just promise me one thing, will you?” “Wh-What’s that?” asked Ashton, tingles running down her spine at the playful tone. “When I eat your share of food, and I will, feed me,” the chubby girl purred as she nuzzled in close to her new lover. “I want you to do just like you did at the state game but more: stuff me till I can’t move, give me all the belly rubs you can, and love every new inch I put on. Think you can do that for me, Larkspur?” Ashton shivered and hissed, “I…I think I can do that.” “I’m going to hold you to that, because I am starving,” Nicole hummed, her point emphasized by the announcement of her belly. “Better hope you’re up to the task.” *** By the end of the week, it was time for the first meeting of the rugby team for the year. There were several new faces joining the old guard, and it took Nicole a moment to realize that there were more new faces than old by that point. She never realized it, but so many of the girls she had grown closed to since joining the team had graduated and moved on. Gone were Mozart, Pollack, and Wiki, who had all graduated the spring prior, and in their stead were new girls that were blank slates—though at least they had the spirit of the Bruin in their eyes. Up on stage were Bricktop, who looked as cocksure as ever, and Vegas, who was rounder than anyone remembered. “All right, everyone, thanks for coming out today,” Bricktop told the gathered players. “We had a hell of a year, and we can’t wait for a repeat this year—and with the crop of talent that we’ve got here, I see state championship glory in our future! That said, we do have a pretty big change that needs to be addressed. Vegas, would you kindly?” Vegas stepped forward, her hands resting on a round belly, and addressed the crowd, “Hi, everyone. I’m Ann Martin—Vegas, the team captain from last year—and much as I would have loved to play with you again this year, I’m afraid that won’t be happening for pretty obvious reasons. I am currently four months pregnant, so I’ll have to step away from the pitch.” “And here I thought you were trying to give Butterball a run for her money,” T-Rex joked. “Like that was possible,” the former prop chuckled in reply. “But I’m glad you mentioned her, because the coaches and I had a talk over the summer and decided there was really only one person who could take my place as captain. Nicole, get your fat ass on up here!” Nicole held her chins up high as she made her way up to the stage amid cheers and chants for the heavyweight heifer. She pumped her thick arms into the air a few times before wrapping Bricktop and Vegas in pillowy hugs, offering the latter congratulations through the din of the crowd. When she composed herself, the doughy girl stepped forward and beckoned for the raucous players to pipe down. “First, let me start by saying that I’m sorry to see Vegas go, but I know that as awesome a captain as she was, she’s going to be an even better mom,” Nicole told her friend before continuing after a round of applause. “Second, most of you know me, but I see we’ve got plenty of new faces this year, so let me start by saying that I am Nicole Valdez, your new team captain, blindside flanker, and All-American Butterball! Welcome to the Bruins, home of the meanest bitches in the U.S. of A.!” Her cheer was met with several whoops and hollers, and she continued to channel her inner pro wrestler as she declared, “I know I don’t look like an athlete’s supposed to look: I’ve got a fat ass, a big Buddha belly, and more rolls than a bakery, but I am one of the baddest girls you’ll ever meet on the pitch. I work hard, I play hard, and I eat hard; I give everything my all, and I expect nothing less from everyone in this room. You managed to impress Bricktop and the other coaches, but a first impression doesn’t count for much here. Show me that you’ve got what it takes to be a Bruin!” When Nicole’s demand was met with shouts, she scoffed, “Is that all you’ve got?” A much louder cheer rang from the audience, but Nicole still rolled her eyes at the attempt. She clapped a hand on her belly and told the players, “That was so wimpy! Come on, I know you don’t have a gut like this, but I need you to reach deep inside and show me your inner Bruin!” This time, the walls practically shook as the girls roared at Nicole, who smirked and replied, “Yeah, I think that you’ll fit in just fine. I want you all to remember that feeling and bring it back every time you step on the pitch—for practice, for games, for when you’re ** and have nowhere else to go. Go out there and be the best damn Bruin you can be, and maybe, just maybe, this will be the best year the team’s ever had!”
  4. 2nd SUMMER BREAK Their kiss only lasted an instant, but Nicole froze for what felt like an eternity when Ashton pulled away. The plump Latina’s eyes were wide as dinner plates and her mouth hung slack as she stared at her closest friend like a deer in headlights. For once, the braggadocious girl was at a loss for words—or rather, there were far too many for her to process. A thousand questions bounced around in her head and fought to be the first thing out of her mouth, but all she could do was flap her lips like a fish while Ashton grew increasingly flustered. “That’s…I mean…I shouldn’t have…sorry,” the brunette mumbled, her cheeks red as a tomato as she scrambled off the bed. “I’m going to get some air; I’ll be back in a few.” Nicole was too stuffed and dazed to stop Ashton as she skittered out of their room, barely able to even lift a hand before letting it flop back on the bed. She had no idea how long she lay there, but she eventually mustered the strength to put her hand on her aching belly, where she let it sit where Ashton’s had been before. Of all the girls on the team to do that, she would never have picked the more reserved Ashton Michaels; she would have put good money on Clover, who was so brazen in her flirtations that Nicole swore she had a one-track mind. Just because it was surprising did not mean it was unpleasant though. It was fleeting, barely more than a peck on the lips, but Ashton’s lips were so soft and her touch so gentle—there were a few people Nicole had kissed who could learn a lesson from her. The only question was how she felt about the tattooed girl who had been her rock for the last two years at school and was her closest friend outside of Shady Brook. How long had Ashton been holding that back: since they moved in, sometime the year before, or even when they first met? And for that matter, were those feelings reciprocated? Nicole was no strange to either side of the playing field back in high school, having crushes and flings with guys and girls alike, but Ashton was different. Ignoring the fact that she was absolutely gorgeous, something that Nicole had made mention of plenty of times before, she was a joy to be around. She had a dry wit about her that meshed well with Nicole’s brazenness, an adorable bashfulness whenever she got flustered, and a steady nature that allowed her to take everything in stride. Just the way Nicole thought about her made it sound like they were already a couple, so why had she not pursued her out the door? It was all too much for the overfed girl to process, and so, she decided to let it digest along with the mountain of pizza in her belly. They lived together and could always talk about what had happened another day, once the season had ended and she was not stuffed to the gills. And so, Nicole fell asleep with visions of cupcakes, snakes, and larkspurs in her head. *** The state game was a hard-fought battle between the Bruins and University of Boone’s Pumas, with both sides pushing their players to the limit. Nicole and Ashton had no time to worry about the events of the night before, as they were too busy trying not to die in the warzone that was the pitch. That was no hyperbole, as Nicole earned her fourth broken nose, Bollywood got a black eye, and Vegas dislocated her shoulder, though she popped it back in before the second half. But the Bruins gave as good as they got, and Ashton knocked a tooth out of the Pumas’ right-wing as soon as the second half kicked off. It was a brutal hour and a half, but at the end, the Bruins walked away with their heads held high and a trophy in their hands. When all the adrenaline had run dry and the girls were on their way back to town, the questions and doubts returned to Nicole’s mind. She would have talked with Ashton on the long ride home, but the brunette had been dodging her since the night before, brushing it off and saying they would talk some other time. And sure, airing their personal life on a bus full of their teammates was not the best setting for such a discussion, but even when they got back to their apartment, Ashton ducked away from the question by suggesting dinner. For once though, Nicole was not so easily swayed by the topic of food and stood her ground. “Look, Ash, we’ve still got a couple weeks before we head home for the summer,” the chubby girl explained as she stood in Ashton’s doorway. “Are we really just going to act like last night never happened? Because I kinda think we need to talk.” The tattooed girl, frozen while trying to squeeze into her jeans, sighed and replied, “Look, Nicky, the truth is I was a nervous mess because of the game; I stole a beer or three from Bricktop’s minifridge and drank to take the edge off.” “I don’t remember seeing any cans or bottles in the trash,” Nicole remarked, crossing her arms under her chubby chest. “I was just a little nervous, that’s all. Can we please just drop it? I promise it won’t happen again,” Ashton snipped. Though her tone was more anxious than frustrated, Nicole was not going to push it if Ashton did not want to; the last thing she wanted to do was ruin what they had by pressuring her roommate. She shrugged her shoulders and said, “All right, fine. You head on to the dining hall on your own though; I’ve got to study for my bio final.” After that, the two played along with each other and went along with their lives as though the events in the hotel room had never happened. An outside observer would think that everything was fine: they still hung out, helped each other study, and partied with the rest of the team at the end of the year. Truthfully though, it was never quite the same as before; all that time spent together came with a nagging feeling at the back of their heads. And since they were not willing to talk this out, they vented their frustrations the only way either girl knew how—with eating. They both managed to pack on a few extra pounds in the last few days of the school year and left at their highest weights yet. For Nicole, that came as little surprise; she had been on an upward trend since she first got into Cape Fear University. It was not so easy for Ashton, who had only started to blow up over the last summer and especially since she began rooming with the team butterball. She was never a twig, but when it came time to say goodbye for the summer, the tattooed girl looked completely different from how she started the year. “You take care of yourself, okay?” Nicole told her as she gave a quick hug. “Keep in touch—I’m dying to know how your trip to Europe goes.” “Will do,” Ashton replied with a hum, enjoying their first hug in two weeks. “And I hope you have a great time with your friends.” As the two stood together in their apartment for the last time that school year, they could not help looking each other over once more. Ashton’s eyes went to Nicole’s potbelly, which stuck out proudly from her waist and refused to be completely contained by her t-shirt, and Nicole’s gaze fell to her roommate’s thighs, which were squeezed together and closing the gap between them. The Latina trailed her eyes up to the soft pooch of a tummy that made itself apparent through Ashton’s blouse, while the tattooed girl studied how much Nicole’s shorts cut into her chunky legs. They continued to silently note each other’s chubby bodies until their eyes met, at which point they darted away and shared a ferocious blush. “S-See you, Nicky,” Ashton mumbled as she shuffled out the door, leaving Nicole alone once more to ponder her feelings—and this time, she had three months to do so. Returning home to Shady Brook did offer a nice reprieve from the struggles of school and the rigors of rugby, but it did little to ease Nicole’s relationship problems. It seemed that her thoughts would inevitably drift back to Ashton: one minute, she would be out shopping with her friends; the next, she would see her roommate perched in front of her on that hotel bed. And while Nicole did not hold back her appetite, thinking about Ashton and how awkward things had become between them only made things worse. The Valdez household always had a large stock of food due to how gluttonous the matriarch was, but whenever Nicole got in a mood, she made a good dent herself. The worst came when she placed an order for donuts from her favorite shop in town and tripled her order without realizing it. A dozen of those delicious, glazed treats was good, but Nicole was not so sure she could handle three dozen—not all in one sitting, at least. Thus, she called in the cavalry to help her finish them off before they got stale. “You know, when some people say they have an emergency, Nicky, they usually mean they need a spare set of clothes or to go to the hospital,” Kristen chided her friend even as she bit into a donut. “This hardly qualifies as an emergency.” “Actually, I’m with Nicole on this,” Lorelei hummed around a mouthful. “Not even Rick’s Donuts are good after they go stale—plus, this is way better than what I had planned for the afternoon.” “That’s—urp! Excuse me,” Rose squeaked, blushing after her slight burp. “That’s right. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than having some donuts with the girls.” That was a funny thought coming from Rose, considering the girl used to eat like a bird before going off to school; in fact, she almost never got a donut whenever they went out. College had been good to her appetite though, as the blonde had filled out considerably over the last year, testing the limits of her creamy slacks and her polka dot top. Rose always had a round face, but there was an extra layer of softness there that made her cheeks fuller and added to her chin. Her body had always favored a voluptuous hourglass physique, much to the chagrin of the reserved girl, but in addition to her overfed curves, a soft belly had made itself known in her middle. She was far from the only one to have blown up over the last year, as Kristen and Lorelei had also filled their clothes to max capacity. Ever since being diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, Kristen had been on a medication to help correct the problem but also gave her some new, unexpected ones. She had traded bad acne and unsightly body hair for a definite double chin and permanently dimpled cheeks, a gooey belly, and thunder thighs that forced her out of track and field. Worst of all, in her eyes, were a pair of breasts that made it look like she had shoved a pair of cantaloupes up her blouse. While the richest of the quarter carried most of her weight up top, Lorelei had the opposite problem and found herself turning into a plump pear. Anyone who saw her from the chest up would never have guessed she was all that heavyset, but one only needed to look a little lower to see where she had filled out. A once taut tummy now drooped downward like a glob of caramel sauce, and her denim shorts had shrunk to the point of indecency around her generous hips and hefty thighs. Nicole had to wonder if the added weight was a blessing or a curse in roller derby, but if her own experience was any barometer, she had to imagine it was the former. If any of the girls had reservations about their gains, they did not show it with how they chowed down on their donuts. Nicole thought she would be eating the lion’s share of the thirty-six treats, but for once, she was not the only one enjoying her food. It made her worries about seeming like the Fat Friend of the group look so ridiculous; while she was certainly the fattest of the group still, she no longer stuck out like a sore thumb. “I’m glad you all came running,” the rotund rugby player told her friends. “Truth is, I could use some advice about something between me and my roommate, Ashton.” Never one to hold back, Nicole regaled her friends with her escapades from the previous year, from gorging on soft-serve to becoming the team’s good luck charm before capping things off with what happened between her and Ashton. It felt good to finally get it off her chest, even if it sounded absolutely ridiculous to tell the uninitiated like her friends. If they had any judgment at all, they did not show it, as all three girls quietly chowed down on donuts and listened to the story as unfolded. When Nicole finally wrapped up, she picked up her first donut in the span of minutes—the longest she had gone in between bites—and asked, “So? What do you think?” “I can’t believe this is your life, for one thing,” Kristen answered, her soft chin in her hands as she mulled over the lurid tale. “Like, I have a million questions of my own and I have no idea where to start. There’s a girl on your team called ‘Wishbone’? And you broke your nose again? Just…how?” “I think the more important thing is figuring out what to do about Ashton,” Rose reminded her redheaded friend. “It sounds to me like you’ve thought a lot about her, Nicky; just the way you described her made it sound like you two had been together forever.” “But that’s just how I am with everyone,” Nicole replied, even as she filled her mouth with more donut. “Like, I could wax the poetic shit out of every one of you if you asked, but that doesn’t mean I want to date any of you. Not that I wouldn’t be the luckiest girl in the world, but I just—” “Nicole, stop and finish chewing before you choke,” Lorelei told the chubby chatterbox. “It kind of sounds like how things are with me and my roommate, just in reverse. Instead of avoiding the question and hoping things work out themselves, you just have to get up there and tell her how you feel. Yeah, it might hurt if things go sour, but from the sounds of it, I don’t think that’s the case.” Kristen smirked and poked Nicole in her flabby love handle before adding, “From what I’ve seen in all those pictures you post, you two are practically inseparable; might as well go all the way at that point, if you ask me.” Nicole mulled over the idea as she had a hundred times before, but this time with a new point of view thanks to her friends. Ashton meant the world to her: without her, school would have been a lot more frustrating and the rugby team would not have been as fun. More than that, they had been close even before Nicole played into her role as Butterball; it was not like Clover, who only really took an interest in her when she started to fatten up. If they were to be together, then it would mean getting to do everything they already did but with the added bonus of romance added in, which sounded nice. “Of course, she’s also gotten kind of chunky over the last year,” Kristen remarked before biting into another donut. “We know she’s a chubby chaser, but is the feeling mutual?” “Like you’re one to talk, Kris,” Nicole retorted, returning the favor from before by pinching the redhead’s chubby cheek. “I happen to think Ashton looks fine as hell, thank you very much. You should see the way that girl looks in a pair of jeans; I don’t know how she does it, but her butt looks amazing no matter what she wears.” As Nicole and Kristen barraged each other with pokes to their fluffy midsections, Lorelei chuckled, “Then it sounds like you know what to tell her when you get back to school next year.” “Yeah, I think so,” Nicole grunted before reaching over and sinking her hands into Kristen’s potbelly. “Thanks, girls. Now, Kris, you gonna give up or do I have to shake the donuts out of you?” “Do your worst, Butterball,” the chesty girl retorted with a smirk, reaching back to tickle along Nicole’s belly. “Think you’re so tough just because you play in legalized bum fights? Let me show you how a Stallion handles things.” The two grappled with each other while Lorelei and Rose sat back, made bets, and polished off the remainder of the donuts. When Nicole’s phone began to chirp, Lorelei reached over to answer it while the chubby girl was pinned beneath Kristen. “Nicole’s phone! Oh, she’s a little tied up right now. No, she’s not eating. Yes, I’ll see if she’s free.” As Nicole and Kristen paused, Lorelei told the lush Latina, “It’s someone named Bricktop. She said that it’s super important—something about your role on the team.”
  5. Wish I could help, but I'm afraid I don't know if there is a list you can check.
  6. Fat, dr u nk, and happy is a great way to go through life.
  7. Thank you! And time will tell just how this goes over...
  8. SOPHOMORE YEAR - PART 4 While most took it as a joke when Wishbone insisted that feeding Nicole and giving her belly rubs was the key to a great game, they were much more open to the idea when the wing scored three tries on her own—the most she had ever scored in a single game since joining the team. There was no doubt that she was the MVP of the game, but she did not give herself any credit afterwards. Instead, she wrapped an arm around Nicole’s shoulders and gave the flanker’s tummy a hearty slap. “I owe it all to Butterball here,” the superstitious girl told her teammates. “Feed her and give her belly rubs, and she’ll make you a star!” Nicole might have blushed under the attention to her bulbous gut once upon a time, but she simply took the remark in stride. She playfully elbowed Wishbone in the ribs and told her, “Down, girl. I may look the part, but I’m no lucky buddha; I’m just damn good at being fat.” Despite that assurance and how preposterous the idea was, a seed was planted in some of the players’ minds after that game. This seed blossomed at the afterparty that night, when Bollywood and T-Rex approached her with plates of fried chicken—and given that Bollywood was a vegan and T-Rex was on a paleo diet, it was clear who it was for. “Et tu, Bollywood?” asked Nicole as the outside center raised a juicy drumstick to her. “Hey, couldn’t hurt to try,” Bollywood replied with a shrug. “I’ve been in a bit of a rut so far this season, and I’ll take any chances I can to fix that.” T-Rex answered in turn, “It’s not the pitch I’m worried about; I’ve been kicking ass since Day 1. I’ve got a huge exam coming up soon though, and I’ve got to get at least a C on it if I want to keep my GPA high enough to get into the film school.” Nicole did not believe for a second that she had magical luck-changing powers, but she was not one pass up free food—and though she would not admit it, that belly rub from Wishbone had been quite nice. She nodded to the two girls and told them, “All right, give that chicken here, get those hands ready, and we’ll see what we can do for your luck.” To the shock of everyone involved, Wishbone’s ritual paid off for Bollywood and T-Rex: the former managed to score two tries and keep the opposing team from scoring at the end of the game; the latter walked out of her exam having scored a B+, her best grade all semester. It was ludicrous to think that Nicole’s belly had magic powers, but as more people attempted it, the more they came to believe in her fortune-shifting flab. Girls were performing better at each consecutive game, and those who asked for blessings off the pitch found themselves just as fortunate, be it in school, work, or love. And while Nicole still did not believe it herself, she was more than happy to be treated like a queen and fed delicious morsels at each party. The only one that did not enjoy the new tradition was Ashton, who was the only one who never got in on the act—even Bricktop got a feeding in when she stopped by their apartment. She tried to tell herself that it was because she did not believe in the hocus-pocus that Wishbone preached, but the truth was much deeper than that. Ever since she first saw Nicole gorge herself at The Trolly Stop, she felt a rush every time her stout friend stuffed her face, and it had only gotten worse over the last two years. Watching the team butterball eat was better than any porn she could find; the spectacles she put on at each party was almost enough to get Ashton gushing. But how was she supposed to tell that to her best friend? ‘Hey, Nicky, did you know that seeing you eat like a pig and get fat as one too makes me wetter than a river’? Ashton had played out dozens of alternative scenarios in her head, but no matter how she thought about it, nothing sounded right to her. So, rather than explain these screwy feelings to Nicole, she kept them bottled up and buried under an increasing amount of calories each day. That would have been bad enough, as she passed the previous semester’s gain by the end of March, but there was an even worse consequence to her silence than outgrowing her favorite capris. Wishbone, or Clover as she preferred to be called away from the team, had become rather chummy with Nicole since that first feeding. It started with inviting both her and Ashton to events around the campus or town, then asking if they wanted to study together, and before long, she was dropping by like the wacky neighbor on a sitcom. Anytime they got together, Clover had food for the three of them, but Ashton knew that the lion’s share of it was meant for Nicole, who readily gulped it down without guessing the meaning behind it. As if that was not bad enough, the superstitious twit was basically saying all the things that Ashton wished she could say. The tattooed brunette had thrown a few playful comments at Nicole, but Clover did not hold back when it came to teasing the chubby girl. She enjoyed poking the Latina’s belly, pinching her love handles, and even giving her a slap on the backside now and then. Her conversations were sprinkled with little remarks about Nicole’s ever-rising weight, like how her clothes were looking tighter than the last time she wore them. It was everything Ashton wished she could do but kept bottled inside her, and it was driving her crazy in so many ways. The current way was how she was struggling with her shorts. It was not so long ago that Ashton had walked in on Nicole fighting with her jeans, and here she was, caught in the same battle. They were the same white shorts she had worn when moving into the apartment, and while they had been snug back then, they were unbearable now. She had wrestled them up her thighs as best she could, but no matter how much she wrenched them, they would not go any higher than her derriere. “Come on, work with me,” Ashton hissed as she wriggled around, her thick thighs quivering with each movement. “I can’t be that fat already…I haven’t been eating that much more than usual…” No matter what she tried to tell herself, the evidence was right in front of her—or beneath her, as the case was. Her thighs were thick with muscle and fat, so much so that they touched almost halfway to her knees, and her calves shared in some of that softness. When she reached back to cup her rump, her fingers sank into spongy flab that wobbled like jelly when she released the chubby cheeks. And while she never had rock hard abs like T-Rex, at least she did not have the paunchy belly that never seemed to move, no matter how much she sucked it in. She was so busy focusing on Nicole’s gain that she put her own out of sight, out of mind, and she was reaping the consequences now. How much longer would it be until she was as fat as Nicole? Ashton pinched her thunder thigh to clear her mind. “Don’t think like that. You can get this under control; you never gained weight until this past year. It just takes a little restraint and willpower, and you’ve got that in spades.” “Yo, Ash, you ready to go yet?” Nicole called out, stirring Ashton from her musing. “If we don’t get to the Quad soon, all the good food will be taken!” “C-Coming!” the brunette squeaked as she shucked off the shorts and fished out a pair of CFU sweatpants—something she never thought she would wear out and about. She tried to assure herself that it was just temporary, that she could rein herself in, but all her willpower went out the window when Clover teased Nicole for getting Chunky Monkey ice cream. That resulted in Ashton going back for a second chicken sandwich and box of fries, further ensuring she would never fit in those shorts again… *** Whatever was the cause of their good fortune, the Cape Fear Bruins killed it over the course of the season and went all the way to the state finals. Excitement was running high among the girls, especially for those who had been on the team last year, since they failed to qualify then. Ashton tried her best to focus on the big games ahead, but despite her best efforts, she still wound up putting on another few pounds by game day. Nicole, for her part, pushed herself as hard as she could in order to make sure her team came out ahead in the end, though she still ate like there was no tomorrow. Finally, the girls hopped on a bus and drove out a few miles upstate to the capital, where the state game would take place. Both Nicole and Ashton brought plenty of snacks along for the ride, and despite Ashton’s best efforts to hold back, the snacks were gone well before they reached their hotel. At least Clover was there to provide more, even though her goal was for the snacks to find their way into Nicole’s belly; Nicole, friend she was, made sure that Ashton got her fill too, much to the latter’s chagrin. Once everyone had a chance to get settled into their hotel rooms, they were summoned to Bricktop’s cozy abode, which was more spacious than any of the others and allowed for the entire team to fit comfortably inside. The first thing anyone noticed was that there were a number of pizza boxes sitting on one of the side tables; the second was that one of the chairs had been built up into a throne of cushions and pillows. “What’s the occasion, coach? We usually save the pizza for after the game,” Mozart remarked. “That’s because it’s not for you—not all of it, at least,” Bricktop answered. “Butterball, would you kindly come over here?” Nicole walked over to the rambunctious redhead, partly confused but mostly wondering what the plan was for the five boxes of pizza. When she stood by her coach, Bricktop wrapped an arm around her and explained, “I think it’s safe to say that we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Butterball here. Not only has she been absolutely crushing it out on the field, but thanks to Wishbone’s mumbo-jumbo, you loonies have made this one of our most successful seasons in years. That’s why I’ve prepared a little something to ensure that we make tomorrow a game for the ages.” Bricktop guided Nicole back to the chair and, as she helped the chubby girl down into the pillowy throne, continued, “I don’t think there’s anyone here that hasn’t fed Butterball this season, but tonight, we’re going to go for the gusto and give her all she can manage. This girl is a goddamn queen and our good luck charm, so let’s show her some love!” As the entire team cheered for her and chanted her nickname, Nicole grinned from ear to ear and rolled her shirt up to expose the thick mound of blubber at her waist. She gave her belly a wobble and told her teammates, “We’ve got a big game ahead of us tomorrow, so don’t skimp out on the pizza and belly rubs if you want to win!” One by one, the Bruins got slices of pizza and formed a line in front of Nicole, eager to join in on what had become a new tradition for the team. The only one who held back was Ashton, who stood off to the side and felt that all too familiar heat between her legs as Nicole licked her lips in anticipation. She wanted so badly to join in on the action—the last time they would do this—but she could not bring herself to act out one of her many, many fantasies involving the bubbly butterball. Even if she could write it off as playing along with the rest of the team, she was not sure she could go through with it—and as such, she made a swift exit to find some relief. Nicole might have noticed her best friend vanishing from the scene, were her attention not stolen by the copious amounts of pizza awaiting her. Instead, she rubbed her gooey belly, sinking her fingers into the fine layer of flab over an otherwise firm stomach, and giggled in anticipation. She had imagined getting into all sorts of crazy shenanigans when she joined the Bruins, but she could never have foreseen a gaggle of girls lined up to feed her. What more could she ask for? “All right, let’s get this party started!” the butterball announced to a chorus of cheers. *** Ashton never returned to the party in Bricktop’s room, opting instead to spend her time eating through the snack supply at the front desk and rubbing herself raw while she had some privacy. She could only imagine what the hedonistic gathering was like, with Nicole’s belly slowly growing rounder and rounder as she ate her way through slice after slice, pizza after pizza. And imagine it she did, again and again, until her hand began to cramp. After all that and eating so many candy bars, bags of chips, and snack cakes that she thought she might vomit, Ashton was well and truly spent, feeling like little more than a puddle. And yet, when Nicole waddled back to their room two hours after leaving, the tattooed girl felt like she could go another round. Her friend’s belly was packed so full that all she could do was plod along like a heavily pregnant woman, jutting out proudly for all to see. Even if she had bothered to roll her shirt back down from under her chunky chest, Nicole would not have been able to cover the full expanse of that girthy globe. Despite looking like she had swallowed a beachball and huffing and puffing like a locomotive, the stout girl still had a beaming grin on her chubby cheeks. “God, that was good,” Nicole murmured. “I don’t think I could eat another—ooh, cupcakes!” Ashton watched in amazement as the engorged Latina toddled towards the one remnant from her snack binge and wondered if Nicole truly had any limits. If given the prospect, would she eat until she popped like a balloon? Ever since she had embraced the idea of being the team butterball, Nicole had managed to surprise everyone by eating more than most humans, and were it not for a strict regiment of exercise, she would likely have been double her weight by now. As it was, it was only a matter of time before her belly was that round on a regular basis, her capacity expanding endlessly. After she unwrapped the cupcakes, Nicole prepared to take a bite from one before pausing and turning to Ashton. She hummed, “Ash, you didn’t get to feed me, did you?” “W-W-Well, I don’t really believe that stuff,” the brunette meekly replied. “It’s not about believing it or not—it’s all about having fun,” Nicole explained as she made her way over to one of the beds. It was a struggle to get onto the mattress, so full was she, but she managed to prop herself up against the headboard with a smile. “Come on…I won’t bite.” Ashton had told herself that she was not going to get in on this, that she would restrain herself, but with Nicole waggling a finger in her direction, she could not resist. The tattooed girl’s mouth went dry as she walked over to her bloated friend, took one of the cupcakes in hand, and shakily brought it up to Nicole’s lips. It was a challenge not to squeal when the flanker opened her mouth wide and ate almost the entire cake in one bite, all with her eyes half-lidded. “Mmm…so good,” the chubby girl cooed. “Don’t forget…rub…” “Okay,” Ashton croaked as she licked her lips. She brought her free hand down onto the plump, plush globe that sat in Nicole’s lap, so round and inviting, and gave it a rub. Underneath a layer of pudge thick enough to pinch a literal inch was the butterball’s belly, packed so tight that Ashton wondered how Nicole was breathing, much less still eating. Regardless, the brunette worked her hand over the expansive stomach, alternating between pressing her hand in and rubbing soft circles across the blubbery mass. She must have been doing something right, because Nicole shut her eyes, clenched her toes, and groaned around her cupcake. “God, you’re so good at this, Ash,” the stout girl moaned, one hand gripping her sheets while the other rubbed the side of her stomach. “Why haven’t you done this before?” It was a question that Ashton had asked herself time and again, and she still did not have an answer for it. But as she felt that aching throb return inside her, she wondered how long she could go on holding back on her desires. Bottling all this up had only succeeded in outgrowing her wardrobe and allowed Clover to sneak her way into Nicole’s graces; if she kept this up, she would be a fat, bloated mess without the girl of her dreams. If she was going to do something about this, it would have to be that night—there was no other way. “Because if I did, I might just do this,” Ashton whispered before leaning in and locking lips with Nicole, cream and crumbs sticking to her cheeks as she kissed her favorite butterball…
  9. SOPHOMORE YEAR - PART 3 After her brilliant display of gluttony at the party, Nicole finally earned that nickname that she had coveted throughout her freshman year—though it was not one she would have picked the year before. Still, she embraced the role of Butterball with open arms, willing to chow down on anything and everything her teammates put in front of her. Seeing the stout girl gorge herself was as much a spectacle as seeing someone do a keg stand, as she was able to make food disappear down her gullet like a magician. She packed away more than three girls could handle, as she proved during the last party before Thanksgiving break, and she only stopped when she was within an inch of popping. That gluttonous attitude was not reserved for get-togethers, as anyone who stopped by her and Ashton’s apartment would soon find out. Nicole was an eating machine whether at home, in the dining hall, or out on the town; the only time she did not eat was in class, and even then, she would still try to sneak some snacks. There were many times when she got so wrapped up in the thrill of eating that she lost all track of time and focused solely on filling her belly, which led to her picking at an empty plate in search of more food. Many would have tried to discourage such unabashed hedonism, but the Cape Fear Bruins were like the daughters of Dionysus himself—they lived for debauchery and decadence. They cheered Nicole on whenever she wolfed down an entire pizza on her own or ate her way through an entire plate of brownies, and they rewarded her with a copious amount of congratulatory pats on her belly. And with so many supporting her gourmandizing ways, Nicole went whole hog and played up her status as Butterball to the fullest—though this was not without its consequences… “Nicky, come on, we’re going to be late!” Ashton called out as she leaned against the kitchen counter. “If we don’t get to the Quad fast enough, there won’t be any good tables left open, and I don’t want to deal with Wiki’s whining about it.” “Cool your tits, Ash, I’ll be ready in just a second,” Nicole grunted from her bedroom. “If these damn pants would just cooperate with me already! Fucking…mierda! Pendejo! Hijo de puta!” Ashton sighed and made her way over to the room, knowing that if Nicole was agitated enough to slip in some Spanish, she was bound to need some help. What she could not have expected was catching her roommate bouncing on her feet in a vain attempt to squeeze her bulk into jeans that were a good two sizes too small. Even though Nicole had only bought them the summer before, they were now so tight on her that she could not get them all the way up her backside without an ungodly amount of effort. Her potbelly sloshed around like a water balloon, jostling free of her t-shirt, but that was the least of her worries at the moment. So much fat and flabby Nicole made Ashton’s heart skip a beat, but she tried to focus on keeping their dinner appointment rather than the porker in front of her. She cleared her throat and asked, “Need a hand there, Butterball?” “I am perfectly capable of putting my pants on, thank you very much,” the stout girl growled, even though it was obvious she could not. “Unless you feel like stuffing my big ass into these useless jeans, just go chill on the couch; I’ll be ready in a few.” Tempting as it was to get her hands on that thick rump, Ashton swallowed her urges and made her way out to the common room. She made a quick pitstop at the counter, where a dish of candy waited for either girl to get a sugar craving, and grabbed a handful of chocolate toffees. While they were not the best thing for her, especially since she had put on another eight pounds over the past semester, Ashton could not help herself. Living with Nicole made it all too easy to pick up on her eating habits, and being surrounded by so much food did little to help with her stress eating. “Got to cut back at some point,” she muttered to herself as she sat on the arm of a chair, her thick thighs spreading out like pudding, “or I’ll be the one too big for my pants.” After a few more minutes and two more trips to the candy dish, Nicole made her way out with a proud smirk on her chubby cheeks and her hands on her hips. While she had succeeded in getting her pants all the way up, the fly was stuck halfway up and Ashton swore she could see the button holding on for dear life. Such tight confines created a generous muffin top over the waistband of the jeans and a thick FUPA that caused her jeans to whisker, but Nicole was hardly put off by this. “All right, who’s ready for some grub?” the stout girl asked. “Nicky, you can’t be serious,” Ashton remarked as she tried her best not to stare. “You look like you’re either going to pop those pants or they’re going to cut you in half!” “Nonsense! They’re just a little snug, but I’ll be just fine,” Nicole insisted. Her boasts proved to be nothing more, for when she clapped her hand on her stomach, the button burst free from her jeans and landed at Ashton’s feet. The two girls stared at the busted piece of metal for a moment, then glanced back each other with faces tinted red for different reasons. Both nibbled their bottom lip before Nicole broke the silence with a heavy sigh. “Let me get my sweats,” she muttered before trudging back to her room, leaving Ashton to clean out the candy dish for some culinary relief. *** Despite the wardrobe malfunction and candy consumption, Nicole and Ashton did not hold back when they got to the Quad’s food court. The more weight-conscious Ashton opted for a chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and a strawberry milkshake—a sizeable order that she would not have considered the year before. Seeing Nicole load her tray up helped take some of the sting off though, as the stout Latina got a foot long cheesesteak bursting with fixings, a large basket of fries, and a peanut butter and fudge smoothie. Anyone who had popped their pants mere minutes prior would have scaled back their meal, but not the greediest girl on the rugby team; if anything, switching to sweats just gave her more room to fill her belly. “Dang, Butterball, you know we’ve got a big game first thing in the morning, right?” asked Mozart as the duo approached the table. “You sure you should be eating like that? We’re already going to be bleeding all over the field; we don’t need your puke adding to the mix.” “You kidding me, Mozart? It’ll take a lot more than this to make me sick to my stomach,” Nicole hummed before popping three fries in her mouth at once. “Hell, I might just top myself off before the game with a couple Belgian waffles from the cafeteria before we roll out.” The girls at the table had no doubt about that, each having seen the way Nicole plowed through her food without batting an eyelash. They had only ever known one other person who could eat more than her, and that was Vegas’s boyfriend, Corey, who was nearly as round as he was tall—and considering he stood nearly 7 feet, that meant all the more. Still, as she had grown over the last year and a half, Nicole could give Corey a run for his money; by the time she was ready to graduate, she might even surpass him. “Well, there is some science to that,” said Wiki, the team’s left wing and endless fount of trivia. “Lots of people carbo-load before events: I’ve got a cousin who runs marathons, and she always has a big pasta meal the night before.” Nicole rolled her eyes before taking a big bite of her sandwich. “Science-shmience, I just do it because if I play on an empty stomach, I’m a wreck; you want us to win, then you need to let me fill this bad boy the night before.” “Sort of like your own good luck ritual,” Wishbone replied, much to Wiki’s chagrin. Just as she was the right wing to Wiki’s left, Wishbone was a devout believer in the superstitious, to the point that she carried a number of charms on her person at all times. “I don’t know if it’s good luck or not, but it sure doesn’t hurt,” Nicole chuckled after taking a long sip from her smoothie. “Just you watch: tomorrow, I’m going to score at least twice; if I don’t I will commit myself to a grapefruit diet.” Ashton nearly choked on a fry when she heard that, and when she cleared her throat, she coughed, “Nicky, we all know that you’d stick to that for about an hour before you called it quits—least of all because you hate grapefruit.” “It’s not my fault the Devil made it,” the stout girl retorted before she stood up from the table and adjusted her sweats around the swell of her belly. “I’m going to get some more fries—anyone want anything while I’m up? It’s on me.” “We’re good, Butterball,” Mozart waved off Nicole. Once the porker plodded back to the food court, the musically-inclined prop shook her head and remarked, “That girl’s got a one-track mind, I tell you; I’m surprised she’s not already three hundred pounds.” Wiki nodded in agreement. “No kidding: I swear she’s got a black hole in her stomach, and I have no idea how she can still manage to plow through everyone on the field.” “I think it’s kind of cute, honestly,” Wishbone remarked as she craned her head around for a sign of her tubby teammate. “She looks as fluffy as a teddy bear. Larkspur, back me up here—doesn’t she look adorable with those chubby cheeks and that big, squishy belly?” For the second time, Ashton almost choked on her food, but not from mirth this time. There had been plenty of comments made about Nicole’s weight among the team—almost all positive—but this was new ground. It was the same sort of stuff that Ashton thought about constantly but never vocalized, and hearing it from someone else was surreal, to put it mildly. Thankfully, she did not have to respond, as Wiki nudged her friend in the side and told her, “Wishbone, don’t make it weird; not everyone is a chubby chaser like you.” “Who’s chasing? I’m just pointing out a fact,” Wishbone replied, though she still kept one eye on the food court for a sign of the chubby Nicole. Things returned to normal when the lardy Latina returned to the table, but Ashton could not shake the last few minutes from her head. She stole some glances over at Wishbone and realized that the superstitious girl had her eye on Nicole as she worked on her fries; it was the same look that Ashton had whenever she watched her friend go to town on a dish. Something bubbled up inside her as she wondered what was going through Wishbone’s head, and she dealt with it the only way she knew to deal with her feelings at that point—by wolfing down her food and going back for a box of nuggets. *** True to her word, Nicole was the MVP of the game the following morning by scoring three tries all on her own. The casual observer might have thought she was too fat to keep up with the rest of the girls on the pitch, but what Nicole lacked in speed, she made up for with sheer power. It took at least two girls to take her to the ground, and even then, she would not go without a fight. When she got moving though, she was often an unstoppable juggernaut, plowing through anyone and everyone on her way to the goal post. Her bulky body made her the perfect battering ram, and she led the team to dominate with a final score of 42 to 14. When Ashton and she arrived at the post-game party that evening, Nicole was showered with praise from all sides as people chanted, “Butt-er-ball! Butt-er-ball!” “I’m sorry, you’re gonna have to speak up,” Nicole teased as she cupped a hand around her ear. “Who scored the winning try this morning?” “Butterball!” the party cheered. Nicole was given several congratulatory pats and claps as she waded her way towards the food—her go-to spot at any party. She was quick to pile high a plate of goodies so heavy that the paper plate began to dip and she had to carefully bring it to a free seat. Ashton joined her in the hopes of some time alone to watch her roomie gorge on pizza, but they were soon surrounded by a flock of Nicole’s fans and friends. It was frustrating, but at least she could take comfort knowing that Nicole would be going home with her. “I don’t know how you do it, but damned if you can’t prove me wrong,” Mozart chuckled. “Seriously, Butterball, what’s your secret?” Before Nicole could answer, Wishbone spoke up and exclaimed, “It’s all part of a healthy, balanced diet, of course! You should have seen her eat at dinner yesterday; she must have eaten more than I did the whole day.” “You’re not lying,” Nicole chuckled as she gave her stomach a pat. “I think I crammed a few thousand calories in this sucker before we left the Quad.” “Carbo-loading, like I said,” Wiki quipped. “Our girl knows that she needs to cram in as many calories and carbs as she can to keep fuel in that tank.” “We can’t lose, so long as Nicole keeps this well fed,” Wishbone hummed while patting Nicole’s belly, sending ripples through the pudgy mass. “In fact, I have an idea.” The superstitious girl swiped a piece of pizza from the stout Latina’s plate and held it out to her like a sacred treasure. “Oh great and glorious Butterball, I wish I could be as awesome as you. Won’t you please accept this offering from your humble teammate and grant me a killer game next week?” The crowd laughed at the display, but Ashton was the only one to notice that Wishbone was not kidding. There was a glimmer in her eyes, as if she really believed that Nicole eating her offering would make her a better player. It was a ludicrous idea and everyone knew that, which was probably why Nicole went along with it with a grin on her face. “Your offering is accepted, dear Wishbone,” the flabby flanker crooned in a bad impression of a British accent, “but with one caveat—you must also give my Buddha belly a rub!” “Do it! Do it! Do it!” the crowd chanted, but Wishbone needed no incentive. She brought the pizza up to Nicole’s lips and slowly slid it into her mouth until there was nothing left but crust. When the slice was gone, the superstitious girl licked her lips and gently rubbed her hand along the soft, firm expanse of Nicole’s belly. At the sound of Nicole cooing, Wishbone asked, “Does that satisfy you, Butterball?” “Bet your sweet bippy it does,” the stout Latina hummed. “You’re going to have a damn good match next week, but you might have an even better one if you give me another.” While Wishbone gladfully accepted and the crowd laughed like a sitcom audience, Ashton did her best to hold herself together. There was a storm of emotions going on inside her that she was having trouble processing, especially in the heat of the moment at the party. She felt envy towards Wishbone for feeding Nicole and getting to rub her hands on that fluffy belly of hers. She felt anger towards herself for not having the nerve to say something sooner and be the girl in that spot. And more than anything, she felt desire for her plumping friend grow stronger and stronger with each bite. By the time the party was over, Ashton had to help Nicole back to their place due to her being too bloated to move on her own. The tattooed girl dragged her chubby friend back to her bedroom and tucked her into bed before making a midnight snack to ease the turmoil inside her chest…
  10. SOPHOMORE YEAR - PART 2 After a couple weeks back to allow everyone to get settled in, it was time for the first meeting of the rugby club and Nicole could not have been more excited. It felt good to see old faces again, from the ever perky Mozart to the lackadaisical Pollock, and she was curious to see what the new crop of freshmen looked like. There were some impressive ladies in attendance, each with a different build than the last, but there would be plenty of time to see how they performed on the field. First and foremost came the address from the coaches, which included the old team captain, Laila Braun—the former and formidable Bricktop. “All right, settle down, you knuckleheads,” the redhead told the girls after they greeted her by chanting her name. “Now, we had a damn good couple seasons last year, and it was only bad luck that kept us from going further. But I’ve got a feeling that we’re going to raise absolute hell this time around, and I know you’re ready to bust heads out there. If this is your first year, you’ve got a lot to prove; if you’re a returning member, I want to see just how much better you can do. You’re a Bruin, and you run with the baddest bitches in the state!” There was much hooting and hollering from the crowd as the former captain took her leave from the front of the room, Nicole being one of the most vocal. The chubby girl was bursting with excitement at the prospects of the new year, and she could not wait to get out on the pitch with her teammates old and new. In all her giddiness though, she failed to notice that her jostling around had caused her shirt to slip up her stomach, revealing a fluffy muffin top rolling over her shorts. This was not lost on Ashton, who had only been paying half her attention to the coaches; the rest was saved for watching her roommate’s body jiggle like jelly. Even though she now lived with Nicole and saw her most of each day, she never got tired of watching the pudgy girl wobble about. In the morning, Nicole would plod out to the common room in a tank top and shorts that were practically painted on her; in the evening, she did not mind letting her stomach hang out from the confines her pants. It was enough to fry Ashton’s brain, and she wished that she had more time throughout the day by herself in order to release some of that heat. “Nicky, shirt,” the tattooed girl whispered to her roommate, who promptly covered herself up, much to Ashton’s internal dismay. “Thanks, Ash,” Nicole hummed back. She gave her belly a pat and snickered, “I swear, this thing has a mind of its own sometimes.” It was a statement that Ashton could only agree with through a muffled squeak, too busy biting her bottom lip to say much else. Thankfully, the arrival of Bricktop proved the perfect distraction, even if she did so by clapping the two on their thick backsides. “Ladies! Great to see you again,” the rambunctious redhead greeted the returning players. “How did I look up there? Professional, I hope, but not too professional. But hey, how have you two been? You’re living together this year, right?” “Yep! I’m glad to finally have a roommate I like,” Nicole giggled. “And you looked good, Brick!” “Shucks, Nicky, you’re going to make me blush,” Bricktop guffawed before pulling the Number 8 in for a hug. Unlike Ashton though, she made no bones about remarking, “You’re looking pretty healthy there, girl! What were you eating all summer?” Nicole smirked at her old captain and replied, “The question is what didn’t I eat: pizza at the mall, ice cream at the pool, burgers on the road; I could go on and on. But don’t think that a few pounds are going to keep me from giving my absolute best out on the field, because I will kick so much ass that it'll make your head spin.” Bricktop chortled at the response before retorting, “I don’t know, Nicky, you might just be a little bigger than you think. I could hear the seams on the seat of your shorts straining from the front of the room, and that top’s sticking to you like white on rice. Ashton, back me up here.” “Nope, I’m good,” the brunette mumbled, too lost for words. “Look, when we get to practice tomorrow, I’m going to show you just how good I am,” Nicole asserted with a clap to her chest, which caused her shirt to eke upwards yet again. The slight movement was not lost on Bricktop, who patted the stout girl on the shoulder and told her, “Hey, I believe you: don’t think I’ve forgotten how you scored that big victory against the Bulldogs last season. I’m just saying that you might be a bit too big to be our Number 8 this year.” It was a suggestion that made Nicole’s heart stop. While she was getting used to being a big girl, she hated the idea that she had grown out of her position on the team. Thankfully, Bricktop followed up the statement by saying, “Relax, it doesn’t mean that we’re kicking you off the team; it just means we need to do a little retooling so you still have a spot. Tell you what, why don’t we talk about it over dinner—my treat!” Despite the fact that she had eaten herself out of the Number 8 spot, Nicole was not going to go without eating, especially on Bricktop’s dime. She nodded and replied, “All right, but I just hope they give you a good salary, because I get hungry when I hear bad news.” “That’s the spirit, Nicky,” Bricktop chortled. “Larkspur, you’re coming too, right? I know you don’t want to miss Nicky putting on a show.” Ashton would not have missed Nicole stuffing her face for the world. She nodded along and followed after the duo, partly wondering what sort of position her roommate could take and partly wondering when she would eat herself off the team entirely… *** After much discussion and several baskets of wings, it was decided that Nicole would take the blind-side flanker position, where her strength and endurance could really shine. She proved adept in the role at the following day’s practice and showed that she was still every bit the same wrecking ball that she had been the previous year. While she was not the fastest member of the team, the stout girl made up for agility with sheer perseverance, managing to cross the goal line at one point even as two other girls tried to drag her down to the dirt. All throughout the practice, she checked to make sure that Bricktop was watching, which always earned her a nod of approval from the redhead. Switching from the Number 8 to a flanker position meant swapping out her uniform, but Nicole would done so regardless, as her gear from the last year was entirely too tight. Her shorts cut into her plump legs so much that they left angry red marks on her thighs and waist, and her jersey was all but painted onto her thick middle. The tightness of the jersey was not limited to her bulbous middle, as the sleeves dug into her plush arms, so much so that she could barely squeeze her fingers underneath. “You keep on growing, and we might have to start ordering custom sizes for you, Nicky,” Bricktop joked, though it would not be long before that turned out to be true. The first couple weeks of the season were rough on the girls due to a miserable heatwave that sapped the team of all their energy and left them sweaty messes before long. They took to heading to the beach after practice to cool off, but there was only so much the ocean could do when it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. After a particularly taxing game, where the temperature reached 101 degrees and the water cooler ran empty, a party was put together by Bricktop and Vegas, the current team captain and chief party planner. They were going to reward everyone’s hard work with a nice ice cream social, though with a Bruin twist. “Who wants another mimosa float?” Mozat called out as she walked around with a platter of boozy concoctions. “Plenty to go around, and don’t worry—we’ve got margarita pops on the way!” Even without Bricktop at the helm—officially, that is—a Bruins party was still the thing of legend. Vegas had managed to secure a beach house for the team to use for the night and converted the entire place into an ice cream wonderland, where the creamy treat was mixed with booze and beer in a variety of ways. Debauchery reigned supreme over the entire house, with one room having a massive pool full of whipped cream, another with lewd ice cream sculptures, and still another where everyone could make their own sundaes atop the rock hard bodies of some hired help for the night. In short, it was paradise for a growing girl like Nicole. “I love this team!” she cheered while holding a towering ice cream cone in both hands. The stout girl was riding on a sugar high after taking a dip in the whipped cream pool and eating a banana split off one of guys from the track team. “Ash, tell me this isn’t awesome!” Ashton would have agreed, but her mind was elsewhere due to the fact that Nicole was walking around in her underwear. While she had gotten the memo about bringing a change of clothes, the bubbly girl preferred to let it all hang out after getting into an impromptu match with one of the juniors that left both girls covered in whipped cream. She was hosed down afterwards, but rather than walk around in wet clothes, Nicole opted to shimmy about in her skivvies, which needed an upgrade like the rest of her wardrobe. Her bra was so tight that it created pinchable rolls along her back, and the waistband of her underwear was obscured by overhanging flab. If any of this bothered Nicole, she did not let it show; instead, she preferred showing off to everyone else. “Hey, Ash! Earth to Ashton Michaels,” Nicole called out, shaking Ashton from her pudge-induced stupor. “You still with me?” “Wha? Yeah, yeah, sorry. It’s a great party,” Ashton remarked, praying that Nicole had not caught her staring at her flabby body as it jiggled with each heavy footfall. “Yeah, I know! It’s like the ice cream party I had when I was four, but remade with a R-rating,” the stout girl giggled before licking some rocky road that melted onto her hand. “Shit, I don’t know if I can handle both of these before they melt. Help me out, would you?” Without waiting for a reply, Nicole handed her other triple-decker cone to Ashton, who gawked at the stack of scoops in amazement. It was a Neapolitan mix, with a large scoop of chocolate sitting atop vanilla atop strawberry, each scoop the size of a tennis ball. Ordinarily, Ashton would have passed on the ice cream cone, but after watching Nicole flaunt her chubby body all night long, she needed something to take the edge off before she exploded. She quickly got to eating the ice cream, her pace picking up after a congratulatory slap from one of her teammates set Nicole’s body rippling. As both girls made their way through the party and ate their ice cream, they caught sight of a curious contraption being wheeled through the back door. Nicole swallowed the last of her pistachio scoop and asked, “Hey, what’s that? Weirdest keg I’ve ever seen.” “It’s no keg, Nicky,” one of the girls answered as they slapped the side of the machine. “It’s a soft serve machine we got cheap from the rec center.” “You mean you stole it from the rec center, Bollywood,” Ashton corrected the outside center. “Po-tay-to, po-tah-to,” Bollywood retorted. “Not like it was being used; think of this as checking to make sure it works properly. You girls want to give it a try when we get it going?” This time, it was Nicole’s turn to freeze up, as something about the machine brought back memories of a dream she had earlier that summer. Like most dreams though, it had only stuck with her for a brief time the day after and then vanished entirely from her mind, such that only brief glimpses were dredged up in her mind. She remembered being at SummerShine, her town’s annual summer festival, and there was soft serve, but the rest was a blank. Had there been someone else with her? If it was supposed to be an omen of things to come, then she was up the creek, but how bad could a dream about soft serve really be? “Oh, hell yeah,” Nicole replied with a lick of her lips. “I could go to town on some soft serve.” “Well, we’ve got plenty for you,” Bollywood snickered. “Right this way!” Nicole and Ashton followed along until they reached a side room where Bollywood plugged the machine into a wall. Her accomplice, the muscular fly half of the team, prepped the soft serve by pouring in water and bags of ice cream mix, all while Nicole watched with bated breath. It was not long before the machine hummed with life, and after a few tests, it was ready for the party. “Okay, who’s first?” asked Bollywood as she manned the pumps. “Me! Me, me, me!” Nicole cheered while striding over to the machine. She briefly considered getting a bowl and spoon from the other room, but who had time for that when there was soft serve ready for the eating? Instead, she slid her head under the nozzles and opened her mouth. Ashton asked, “Nicky, you sure you don’t just want me to get you a bowl?” “Fuck the bowl, just pour it in my mouth,” Nicole answered, determined to get her ice cream as soon as humanly possible. “All right, just say when,” Bollywood replied before she pulled the lever for the vanilla/chocolate swirl and a thick ribbon of ice cream rolled out. Nicole gurgled with contentment as the ice cream filled her mouth, slurping it down fast as she could to make room for more. She remembered many a party where Bricktop was hoisted up by others and chugged through a keg stand, and she wondered if this was what it felt like. The soft serve was cool, but not so cold as to give her crippling brain freeze; otherwise, she would not have been able to consume nearly as much as she had. Instead, she greedily gulped down ice cream as her teammates watched on in amazement—and more, in Ashton’s case. “Holy shit, the others have got to see this,” Bollywood remarked. “Rex, man the pump for a bit; this demands an audience.” Word spread quickly through the party that Nicole was putting on another one of her shows, and she soon had a crowd filling the room and then some to watch her guzzle soft serve. She had been happy as a pig in mud while eating before, but having an audience goading her on only encouraged the greedy glutton to keep going. No one quite kept track of how much she had packed away—certainly not Nicole herself—but the only thing that was certain was that no one could possibly match what she did. Most would have stopped after just a few gulps, but anyone with good sense would have stopped when their stomach started to bloat up—not Nicole though. “Come on, keep it going,” Ashton encouraged her friend, finally finding her voice again and rallying Nicole. “You are an eating machine, Nicky—let’s see if you can’t drain this thing.” Nicole let out a huff from her noise and gave a thumbs up to Ashton, not willing to throw in the towel when she had this much attention. Unfortunately, while her spirit was willing to eat ice cream until her blood was hot fudge, her body simply could not keep up with the sheer quantity of soft serve left in the tank. It started with a throb of pain in her stomach, and when her breaths came out hot and ragged, she knew that it was time to call it quits. She slapped the machine and Rex turned off the pump to a chorus of cheers and applause. “The Wrecking Ball, Nicole Valdez!” Ashton proclaimed as she held Nicole’s hand up. “Make that…Butterball,” Nicole wheezed out while pumping a fist in the air, proud in defeat.
  11. SOPHOMORE YEAR - PART 1 There were a number of reasons Ashton was looking forward to the start of the new school year: she was knocking out the last of her general ed courses before getting into Cape Fear’s business school, she had secured a comfy on-campus apartment for herself, and most importantly, she would be sharing said apartment with her best friend. It had been a long three months without seeing Nicole, and though they chatted regularly throughout the summer, she had missed her chubby buddy. After getting everything moved in, she wanted to take her friend out on the town to celebrate their moving in—and see if she still had her voracious appetite. Ashton arrived at the apartment first, given that she lived two hours away from the school compared to Nicole’s four, and had already gotten all her things moved in by the time her roommate buzzed her to say she had just pulled up. The brunette ducked into the bathroom and gave herself a quick once-over to make sure she looked presentable, even though she knew that Nicole would be happy to see her regardless. She smoothed out her sleeveless, lilac blouse and fiddled with her white shorts, which were tighter around her thighs than they used to be. “Stupid off-season,” the tattooed girl muttered to herself as she pinched at her leg, grabbing at pudge that was otherwise undetectable to the naked eye. “Got to work my ass off to lose this.” She could have spent all day picking at little flaws in her body, but Ashton was shaken from her observations by a text from Nicole and she dashed out the door. As she jogged down the stairs to the parking lot, she did her best to ignore how her thighs touched and bounced against each other with every step. Normally, she would have spent at least some of the summer sticking to her training, but after an especially taxing year both on and off the field, she felt like she had earned herself a breather. That breather caused her to gain seven whole pounds, despite having gained next to nothing over the course of the whole previous year. “How does Nicky do this?” she asked when she stopped at the foot of the steps and adjusted her shorts for what felt like the hundredth time that morning. After feeling mostly comfortable with how her shorts looked, Ashton walked out to the parking lot and spotted Nicole pulling some bags out of her family’s van. Her eyes grew wide when she saw her friend—more specifically, how much her friend had grown in just the span of a few months. When she bid farewell to Nicole back in May, the stout girl had been plush, bordering on chubby, but she had blown well past that and was downright fat. She had chosen to wear her jersey from last year, but the yellow and black shirt clung to her like a second skin and only served to enhance how round her gut had become. And if Ashton thought her own shorts were tight, they were nothing compared to the leggings Nicole squeezed herself into, which were stretched to the point of paling around her hips. What had she been eating since she went back home? A better question would have been what she had not ate, if her plump form was any indication. Any worries Ashton had about her own weight went out the window, knowing that any pounds she put on were dwarfed by the chubby Nicole. “Need a hand there, roomie?” Ashton asked as she sauntered over, not wanting to stand and stare for too long lest she get caught. “Ash!” Nicole squealed in delight. She dropped the duffel bag she was holding and barreled over to Ashton with such intensity that the tattooed girl was worried that she might be knocked off her feet. Thankfully, all she got was the softest, tightest hug she had ever received as Nicole squeezed her close. “Oh man, I missed you so much! How have you been?” “F-Fine! Just fine!” Ashton gasped, struggling to find the right words as Nicole not only squeezed the air out of her lungs but pressed her close against her chubby body. She managed to get her arms out and wrapped them around her friend as she replied, “Haven’t gotten any weaker, I see.” “Heck no at all—in fact, I actually doubled down on strength training over the summer,” Nicole boasted as she gave Ashton one last squish before letting her go. “I was never built for speed, so I figured I might work on making sure I can bowl over anyone; just wait until you see me out on the field!” “Work before play, mija,” came a high-pitched voice from the other side of the van. Ashton watched in amazement as the biggest woman she had ever seen lumbered out from behind the van. She was so wide around that if she fell down, she would likely roll away, and her arms were forced to sit at an angle against her fluffy sides. Her breasts were bigger than pumpkins, she had a belly that drooped down to her knees despite being held back by her pants, and her hips were so vast that it was a wonder she was able to fit in the van. And even though her face was so plump that her eyes were forced into a squint and her lips into a pucker, she was the spitting image of Nicole. “I’m just saying hi to my bestie, Mom, c’mon,” Nicole hummed, though she walked back to the van with Ashton in tow. “Mom, Ashton—Ashton, Mom.” When she realized who the brunette was, the matron clapped her pudgy hands together and bounced on the balls of her feet. “You’re Ashton? Oh, it’s so wonderful to meet you! Our little Nicky couldn’t stop talking about you all summer; she said you were the best thing about school last year.” “Hey, I did not talk about her all summer,” Nicole contested, a blush creeping into her cheeks. The massive woman winked at her daughter before opening her arms up and telling Ashton, “I’m Mickey, and you’d better get in here, because I’m a hugger.” Ashton would have accepted the hug regardless, but she felt like she was drawn towards Mickey by some kind of gravitational pull. If hugging Nicole was like squeezing a pillow, then hugging Mickey was like trying to hug a giant marshmallow; Ashton’s hands did not come close to touching, and she swore that she felt herself sinking into the globular woman as though she were quicksand. It was small wonder that Nicole was the way she was if this was where she came from, and Ashton wondered if her friend would have been fatter were it not for rugby. “It’s meece to nite you,” Ashton mumbled, her brain short-circuiting as it tried to comprehend just how big Mickey was. “All right, Mom, that’ll do it,” Nicole told her mother. “We’ve got work to do, right?” “That’s right—or do you expect me to do all the lifting, Miss Superheavyweight Champion?” asked a burly, bearded man as he walked out of the building. “Oh, hush, you two,” Mickey replied before letting go of Ashton, who felt like she needed a breath after being swaddled by so much blubber. “I just wanted to tell Ashton how much we appreciated her helping Nicole out last year.” “This is her? Well, it’s an honor to meet you,” the man chuckled as he shook Ashton’s hand. “Ray Valdez—I’m Nicole’s father and bagboy, apparently.” Nicole stuck her tongue out and elbowed her dad in the side as she picked up the duffel bag she dropped before. “I can take a hint, Dad. Come on, Ash—the sooner we take care of this, the sooner we can go grab something to eat.” “Right behind you,” Ashton replied, picking up a box in turn. She stayed true to her word, staying behind the group and getting a good glimpse of Nicole and Mickey’s backsides as they strained their respective legwear. And as she followed after them, she silently marveled at just how much Nicole resembled her mother and wondered if she was getting a glimpse at her roomie’s future… *** The move-in took less time than expected, partly because there was hardly any furniture to move in but also because Mickey proved to be as strong as an ox in addition to being as heavy as one. Nicole mentioned how her mother used to be a wrestler before retiring from active competition to run her own company, and given how well Mickey moved despite her ginormous girth, that made perfect sense to Ashton. Altogether, it took only twenty-odd minutes to move everything in, at which point Nicole clapped her hands together and made a declaration. “Let’s get some grub! I’ve been hankering for some Trolley Stop the entire way here, and that burger I had at lunch didn’t tide me over at all,” the chubby girl remarked as she led the way out. “Like, who makes a triple bacon burger so light?” “Tell me about it,” Mickey replied as she rubbed her own gravid gut. “They just don’t make them like they used to.” “It also takes you a little more to fill you up these days, mi gordita,” Ray playfully growled under his breath, though Ashton and Nicole could hear them just fine. “Oh my god, can you two not wait until we’re out of here? The last thing we want is to hear your weirdo flirting,” Nicole gagged before nudging Ashton in the side. “Right, Ash?” It took Ashton a moment to reply, as the playful banter between Mickey and Ray had her brain on the fritz. She swallowed a lump in her throat and answered, “Uh…I mean, I think it’s cute!” “Weirdo,” Nicole chuckled and bumped her friend with her hip. The Trolley Stop was busy as ever between all the new and returning students and the beachgoers stopping for a bite to eat. They chose to sit outside to enjoy their lunch, both because it was a sunny day without a cloud in the sky and because there was no room for a woman of Mickey’s girth inside. In fact, a waiter had to bring out two stools to accommodate her—this in addition to the chair that was already at the table. Not that Mickey seemed to mind that fact or that people could not stop staring at her as she got herself situated, but Ashton supposed that she was used to it after being so huge for who knew how long. “Good call on this place, mija,” the obese matron remarked as she took a whiff of the air around the diner. “I can already tell this is going to be delicious.” “You’ve got to try the Deluxe Bacon Cheeseburger, Mom—it’s to die for,” Nicole suggested, her thoughts on her first meal at The Trolley Stop. As she scanned the menu, she asked her friend, “Ash, what’re you thinking?” “I’m probably just going to have the chicken salad,” Ashton bashfully admitted. “I’ve got to watch what I eat after I put on a couple pounds this summer.” The comment earned a guffaw from Nicole, whose belly actually shook with her laughter. She clapped a hand on her stomach and told Ashton, “Ash, you’re worried about a couple pounds? Look at me—do you want to take a stab at how much weight I’ve gained since May? I’ll tell you that it’s more than just a couple pounds.” Ashton bit her lip before taking a long sip of water to try and quench the heat in her cheeks. “W-Well, not all of us make it look as good as you do, Nicky.” “Hogwash! Thick is in right now, Ash; anybody can rock it if they own it,” Nicole replied, unknowingly stoking the fires in her roommate. “Besides, you can’t come to a place like Trolley Stop and just get a salad. Live it up, girl!” Spurred on by Nicole’s encouragement, and knowing that she would not stop until Ashton caved, the tattooed girl picked her menu back up and said, “Okay, okay…but I’m still getting chicken. How about the Poblano Chicken Sandwich? Buttermilk-fried, jalapeno bacon, poblano pepper mayo, and guacamole—is that ‘living it up’ enough for you?” “Now you’re talking,” the stout girl giggled before perusing her own menu and slamming her finger down on her choice. “Oh, you know I’ve got to get me the Bad Ass Burger. Look at this sucker: two patties, Housemade American cheese, and buttermilk-fried bacon!” “Sounds right up your alley, Nicky,” Mickey hummed. “Now, would anyone care to join me for some appetizers? I’ve been eyeballing those BBQ nachos since I got here.” “Oh, I am all about the fried pickles,” Nicole answered, licking her lips at the prospects. She nudged Ashton’s leg and asked, “You want to get something too? My folks are treating, and they wouldn’t want you to go home hungry.” Ashton blanched at the thought of having even more food, especially since the chicken sandwich sounded like it would be a beast in of itself. “I might just split some with you, Nicky. I don’t mind living it up, but I don’t have a black hole in my stomach like you do.” “Suit yourself,” Nicole said with a shrug, “but we’ll have to work on that.” That notion sent a shiver down Ashton’s spine, and she very nearly finished off her water to fight the flames in her core. She knew that living with Nicole might be bad for her waistline, but she had no idea she would be this incorrigible so soon. When the season started up again, she would need to bump up her training regiment, lest she start looking like her roommate. And if Nicole kept up like this, how long would it be before she started to catch up to her mother? Those thoughts were brushed to the side when the food arrived and all thoughts turned to eating. Ashton had been right to fear the appetizers, because the fried pickles were so crispy and the ranch sauce they came with was so tangy that she could gobble it all up herself. Thankfully, Nicole was able to spare her by eating the lion’s share, though she was on her own when it came to her beast of a sandwich. It was a hulking thing that was so big, she wondered how she could possibly take a bite out of it and if she could get some silverware to cut it apart. But then she saw how much Nicole and Mickey were enjoying their food—so much so that they were hoovering up the massive burgers and piles of fries. They practically unhinged their jaws like snakes in order to get the burgers in their mouths and juice and sauce coated their fingers, but they looked like they were in culinary heaven. Mickey let out a coo as she worked on a mouthful of crispy bacon, and Nicole’s eyelids fluttered as she savored the fatty burger. It was as if their burgers were manna from heaven and they could not get enough. Somehow, seeing the mother and daughter pair demolish their food egged Ashton on with her own sandwich, and she gingerly picked it up as if it could bite her. She opened her mouth as wide as she could and took a big bite that barely made a dent in the sandwich, which then forced some of the guacamole and mayo out the back and onto her fingers. It was juicy, spicy, tangy, and so very, very decadent—and it was the best thing that Ashton had ever eaten. Her toes curled and she wiggled in her seat as she happily took bite after bite, any weight worries miles away. She was so lost in the flavor of the sandwich that she forgot everything around her, even the chubby girl beside her and the mountainous woman across from her. The Trolley Stop was good—one of the best spots in town—but she had never had anything this good before. Was it that they got a new cook? Better ingredients? Or maybe it was because she was enjoying her food like Nicole would? That thought gave her goosebumps as she wondered how much her friend had rubbed off on her. Finally, there was no more sandwich to be had and all the fries had been consumed. Ashton slouched in her chair and let her hands rest on her stomach, too stuffed to even think straight and wondering how Nicole could do this all the time. She glanced over at her friend, who happily licked her fingers clean and looked over the menu for dessert. At least that was something Ashton could take comfort in—that no matter how much of a glutton she felt, Nicole was on a whole other level…
  12. 1st SUMMER BREAK ((Mad love to @venusderuebens for their help in co-writing the last part of this chapter!)) As much as Nicole had come to consider Cape Fear University her home away from home, it felt good to be back in Shady Brook for the summer. To sleep in her old room in her old bed felt so nice, especially since she did not have to put up with Colleen’s nonsense, and as good as the food was on campus, nothing could beat her mother’s cooking. Most of all, she was looking forward to revisiting her favorite stomping grounds and catching up with her friends, who had been scattered by the winds after graduation. It would be the first time they were all able to get together at the same time between their schools’ different schedules, and Nicole could not wait to see how everyone had been doing. She was the first to arrive at the meet-up—Genelle’s, a diner not too far from their old high school—and she ordered a plate of onion rings that she intended to share with the rest of the gang when they arrived. Waiting for everyone to turn up proved to be more difficult than she expected though, and the crispy, glistening rings smelled so delectable that Nicole very nearly drooled over them. She drummed her fingers on the tabletop as she kept an eye on the door for anyone to make an appearance, but the longer she waited, the more the rings tempted her. “It’s a pretty big basket…not like they’ll notice a couple missing,” the stout girl reasoned with herself before dipping one of the rings in ketchup. “Yeah, let’s just have a couple to tide things over until everyone gets here.” Unfortunately, a couple turned into a few, which turned into some, then several, and before she knew it, Nicole had wolfed down the entire basket—two dozen onion rings—all on her own. She glanced down at the empty basket, then her greasy fingers, and winced as she realized just how much she had eaten. Luckily, she was able to order a fresh basket and clean her hands of any evidence before the first of the gang, her oldest friend, arrived. Trevor Trang and Nicole had been friends for as long as either could remember, which had led to many comments about how they were a couple. Both were quick to shut down said comments, as they considered themselves strictly platonic, a status that was only cemented when they realized their orientations in high school. Even if Nicole did like Trevor, it would have been unreciprocated by the asexual boy, who was about as interested in relationships as she was in dieting. “What’s up, Trev?” Nicole asked as she slid out of the booth and wrapped her old friend in a hug. “Sorry I couldn’t catch you over Christmas.” “No problem—that’s on me for picking a school that starts sooner than everyone else,” Trevor replied. He let go of the hug and glanced down at Nicole before remarking, “Did you already eat? You’ve got crumbs on your lips.” The plush girl turned a fine pink and quickly dabbed away the crumbs with a napkin. “Shoot, shoot, shoot. Sorry, I got us some onion rings but they just smelled so good and I had kind of an early breakfast and I got a good workout in about an hour ago and—” “Hey, no need to apologize,” Trevor assured his longtime companion. “I know how you like your food…which hasn’t changed all year, it looks like.” Nicole was about to ask what he meant when the taller boy pointed down at her shirt, which rode up when she scrambled out of the booth and exposed a ribbon of pudge at her waist. A nervous giggle escaped her lips as she tugged the shirt back down and replied, “Well, you know how it is. Free meals anytime I want at the cafeteria, lots of new places to try in town…it’s bound to happen to us all.” “I think you mean it was bound to happen to you, Nic,” Trevor chuckled while he took his seat across from Nicole. “I just hope you ordered another plate to make up for it.” “Of course! I’m not going to deprive my friends of some classic Genelle’s onion rings,” the stout girl retorted before sticking her tongue out and joining Trevor at the table. One by one, the rest of the old gang showed up: Danny Patel, who snuck in through the kitchen thanks to his connection with the owner; Rose Pillar, who dressed like it was 1955; Lorelei Fitzpatrick, who dressed like it was 1985; and Kristen Tanner, who arrived fashionable and fashionably late. It felt good to be all back together again, and as they sat down to a fresh basket of onion rings—plus curly fries at Lorelei’s request—it felt like they had not skipped a beat. While Nicole was pleased to see that no one had changed much behaviorally, from Rose’s bashfulness to Kristen’s flirtatiousness, she did note that the same could not be said for their bodies. Trevor and Danny had done well to maintain themselves, between the former’s ripped gymnast physique and the latter’s lean swimmer build, but the other girls in the group did not seem so lucky. It was hard to tell through Rose’s blouse and poodle skirt, but her face seemed fuller than it used to be. The same could be said for Kristen, though Nicole’s attention was taken more by the redhead’s chest, which had only grown more prodigious over the past year. Even Lorelei, arguably the fittest of the bunch, seemed thicker in the caboose than it did last August. Of course, any of their gains paled in comparison to Nicole herself, who had packed on more than all of them combined. She did not stress about her weight—if she had, the stout girl would have cut back her portions ages ago—but being the fattest in her group was a new experience for her. It had been some concern of hers when she got home, wondering what her friends might say, but she was relieved to find that it did not come up a single time during their meal. Nothing was made of it during the meal, but the same could not be said for dessert. “God, I am stuffed,” Kristen cooed, patting a stomach that was almost perfectly flat. “I always forget how good the chicken sandwiches are here.” “Same for the cheesesteaks,” Lorelei hummed in delight as she licked away the last of the cheese from her lips. “I just haven’t found anything as good down at school.” “Oh, you’ve got to come visit me sometime, Lorelei—I know all the best spots around my campus,” Nicole accurately boasted. “Anyone up for dessert? My treat! Danny? Trevor? Rose, I know you’ve been hankering for the banana split.” The Aussie nibbled at her lip and replied, “I don’t know, Nicky…I’m pretty full up. And I really shouldn’t overdo it in the off-season.” Nicole rolled her eyes at the thought of taking it easy during the summer. Summer vacation was meant to be a time for relaxing and doing whatever they wanted, not spend it worrying about the next season. Granted, Rose had it harder than most since she was on both the basketball and volleyball team at her school, but that was all the more reason for her to put her feet up while she had the chance. And with Kristen’s track and field and Lorelei’s karate, it seemed like Nicole was the only one willing to indulge while she had the chance. “More for me then,” the stout girl snorted. She reached over to grab a menu from behind the napkin dispenser, the waistband of her shorts biting into her plush stomach every inch of the way. Just as she grabbed the paper, she felt a sudden pop along her waist, heard a ping as something hit the bottom of the table, and watched as Danny jumped in his seat. Her chubby cheeks turned a fiery red as she realized what had happened and what the rest of the table was about to learn. “The heck was that?” asked Danny as he reached down by his feet and returned with a button. “Is this…did someone lose a button?” “That’s mine, thanks,” Nicole muttered while she snatched the button out of her friend’s hand. “Nicky, did you…oh my god, you didn’t,” Lorelei gawked, not wanting to say what everyone was thinking despite how obvious it was. Nicole quickly stuffed the button in her pocket and crossed her arms under her soft chest as she grumbled, “What, you’ve never seen someone pop their pants before?” “It’s all right, Nicole,” Rose consoled her friend with a pat on the shoulder. “I know how frustrating it can be; I popped a button on my top a few weeks ago.” Kristen stifled a hum at that thought before adding, “Yeah, and you know what? This just gives us an excuse to go to Hart Park Mall! Let’s make a day out of it: we can pick up some new outfits, sit in the massage chairs for a while, and get some lunch at the food court. You’ll love this new sushi place that just opened up there; it’s to die for.” Even though she knew she would have to face that at some point, Nicole was not looking forward to the idea of shopping for new clothes. Part of that was just how picky Kristen could be, as the redhead could spend literally all day in a single store, but having to get new duds meant that she had to admit she had put on that much weight over the course of the past year. She was feeling more comfortable about it thanks to the camaraderie of the team, but to show how plump she had gotten with one of her oldest friends? That was not so easy for her. “I guess that would be fun,” the shorter girl mused, “but promise me we won’t spend hours looking for a single skirt like last time.” “Honey, you know I can’t make that promise,” Kristen snickered. “Now, how about dessert?” “I thought you were too full,” Nicole remarked, though less cross than a moment prior as the spark of embarrassment faded. “And watch you enjoy yourself alone? I don’t think so,” the redhead snorted as she stole the menu from Nicole. “Besides, I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I had good blueberry pie.” Before the diminutive rugby player could say anything in return, Lorelei peered over the menu and said, “Oh, count me in for some strawberry shortcake!” “It’s been so long since I had a caramel brownie that I’ve forgotten what they taste like,” Danny chuckled to himself. “Nicole, what’re you thinking of having?” As her friends passed around dessert ideas, the last of Nicole’s anxieties washed away in a wave of good feeling. The little voice nagging at her for putting on so much weight over the last year was silenced with the reassurance that it did not truly matter. So what if she had gotten chubby? She had plenty of friends who did not care what she looked like, how much she ate, or how many buttons she popped. With that mindset, there was only one answer to Danny’s question. “I’m getting the ten-layer chocolate cake, and I’ll fight anybody who tries to take a bite from me,” Nicole answered with the same smirk she wore on the pitch. *** Nicole took in deep breaths through her nose as she sucked down soft serve like it was water. It was strange that she was eating so fast yet not once getting a crippling brain freeze—something strange was making everything easier to get down. That was a double-edged sword for her, because while she was happy to not be wracked with pain, it meant she could eat even more ice cream—which meant that she was only going to get fatter and make more blubber for Ashton to play with. ‘Worst SummerShine ever,’ she thought in her mind. "You know, Bricktop always talks about how she thought you'd end up like this," Ashton mused, hefting up Nicole's belly and dropping it onto the other girl's thighs, watching as the tear in her dress inched higher. "Fat, I mean. I don't think she exactly had you gorging on ice cream like this in mind. But it's really not much of a leap." Ashton snickered, patting the Latina's gut with enough force to make it wobble with each impact. "Me, I love it when someone gets to see just what their choices can do," she explained, her free hand leaving Nicole's gut for a minute as she pulled out the hair tie that held her ponytail up. Her hair falling onto her back and shoulders, she deftly wrapped the hair tie around the trigger of the soft-serve pump, smirking when she saw it hold. She kept one hand on the nozzle - she had to make sure it stayed in and kept feeding Nicole, of course, but that would change soon enough. "And you know, I don't think she's wrong. So, how's it feel, Nicole? To be the fatty that, really, you were probably destined to be?" She teased, hooking one of the other chairs with her ankle and dragging it over, plopping down in it next to Nicole. The Cheshire Cat grin had not left her face for a single moment since this whole affair began, and it was not liable to leave anytime soon. Nicole watched in muted horror as Ashton locked the trigger down, which meant she was not getting a reprieve any time soon. Her stomach flipped when she felt her captor slap her stomach hard enough to make a drumming sound; that was the worst part, how deep her belly drum sounded. Then came her remarks, which made her want to spit a mouthful of soft serve at Ashton. She knew she was chubby--she had always been chubby--but she took pride in having good muscle underneath all that. There was a reason why she was on the school's rugby team, after all, and not just because she made for an adorable mascot. Yes, she was plump, but she was never going to be full-on fat, no matter what Ashton might say. "Mm--mph," she grunted at the girl, her eyes flickering with hate. "Maybe not," Ashton allowed, leaning in and one arm going around Nicole's shoulders, the other resting on the apex of the Latina's swelling belly. She continued, leaning against the other girl’s side. "I know, Bricktop can be very blunt. Really, I think you look cute, both before and after the blubber-filled makeover.” "Or…she's not too far off. I know you're not just a ball of pudge, but you've got all this muscle," she poked Nicole's thigh strongly, reaching some of the firm muscle underneath, "covered up by all that gluttony. Again, cute, in my own thinking.” Her hand returned to Nicole's belly, the tear in her dress slowing a little as it got over the apex of her gut. That last bit was notable because as shorter girl had been gulping down ice cream, her upper belly was getting closer to the girth of her lower belly's wobbling fat in terms of circumference. "But still, you had to have thought about what would happen if you slipped on rugby or if you partied a little too hard. And fried butter certainly won't help if you don't want to blow up." Nicole wanted to tell Ashton to go screw herself, that she did not eat fried butter all day long, and that she had more muscle than pudge. Unfortunately, her mouth was plugged, the fried butter still weighed down in her belly, and the muscle was buried under a good inch or two--maybe three--of blubber. What made this even worse for her was how the girl played with her body and whispered her silken words in her ear. She growled at the tattooed talker as she wiggled in a vain effort to shake her prodding hands free. "But let’s be honest," Ashton continued, her fingers making another feather-light circuit from stuffed stomach to rolling curve of her underbelly. As she let her pointer finger sink into Nicole’s gut, she purred, "More than a small part of you actually likes this." *** Nicole stirred in her sleep as the surreal dream played out in her mind, all sorts of subconscious thoughts coming to light. While one hand gripped her pillow, the other rubbed her stomach, packed full from a day’s worth of glutting herself…and she still had almost three months left on summer break…
  13. FRESHMAN YEAR - PART 4 While the season had started strong for the Bruins and it seemed they were on track to take the state championship again, it was not meant to be. Mozart went down with an ACL tear during the state qualifier game, and despite a rallying effort, the team lost 21-24 and went back to campus with their heads hung low. In typical Bruin fashion though, the team came together for one last party to celebrate the end of the school year and a season that had been mostly successful. To see them carry on through the night, one would be forgiven for thinking that they had won State, so jubilant were they. “I’m going to miss you, and I’m going to miss you, and you, and you, and you,” Bricktop declared as she went from teammate to teammate, kissing each girl on the cheek as she gave informal goodbyes. “You’re going to see us next year, you nut,” Nicole giggled even though she accepted a hug and kiss all the same. “Can’t believe you’re going to be a coach though!” “I know—what were they thinking?” the redheaded leader chuckled. “But being a coach, I can’t attend parties like this anymore. Some bullshit about me having to be ‘professional’ or whatever, but I’m plenty professional no matter where I go!” Ashton snorted, “Says the girl who skinny-dipping in the school pond not two weeks ago.” Bricktop puffed out her chest like an angry bird and contested, “Hey, I was dared to! And Laila Braun doesn’t take a dare lying down!” “No one dared you! We were just walking to Cook-Out for some milkshakes, and soon as we got to the pond, you talked about how hot you were and how you needed to cool off,” Ashton explained, the recent memory still vivid in her mind. “Next thing we know, you’re tearing your clothes off like they were stitched with Velcro and running down into the water.” “Agree to disagree,” said the team captain before she pulled the two freshmen close for one more hug. “But seriously, I am so glad I got the chance to play with you two this year, and I can’t wait to see just how you grow over the next three years—especially you, Nicky.” Both girls were tickled pink by the compliments, but in Nicole’s case, it felt like a double entendre for how much she had plumped up over the school year. Her laissez-faire attitude when it came to the effects of her overeating had come back to bite her in the tail, having put on close to thirty pounds in the span of the last nine months. It would have been noticeable on anyone, but for the pintsized powerhouse, it was glaringly obvious that she had gone from curvy to chunky in no time at all. From her chipmunk cheeks to her thick thighs that rubbed halfway to her knees, Nicole was no longer the same shortstack she was when she arrived at Cape Fear University back in August. Not that she did anything to change that, of course. While she had the occasional flicker of realization that she ought to cut back on the food, those thoughts were quickly forgotten whenever she thought of her next meal. It did not help that her teammates, especially Ashton, were enabling her every chance they could by giving her snacks and extra helpings whenever they were together. They knew what the diminutive doughball liked, and they were more than happy to provide her with whatever made her happy. “Well, with you backing us up, I don’t see how we can lose,” Nicole hummed in delight. Bricktop fawned over the reply and gave her former underclassmen another hug before telling them, “All right, I need to get some air before I start crying in front of everyone. Larkspur, Cannonball—you two have a great summer.” Nicole cocked an eyebrow at the nickname—the first one she had been given since she joined the team and shut down ‘Baby Bear’. “Cannonball, huh? It’s cool, but I don’t know if it’s me.” “It’s a work in progress,” the redhead replied with a shrug. “I’ll think about it over the summer and let you know if I’ve got any ideas come August.” After their captain wandered off to make more farewells, Nicole and Ashton walked over to the snack table to refill their plates and cups. Ashton glanced over at her friend and told her, “You know, we’ve still got plenty of time to get a name for you.” “I know, but I’m not really that hung up about it anymore,” Nicole admitted after popping a queso-drenched chip in her mouth. “I was so worried that I wouldn’t find my niche, but if you go up to anyone on the team now, they could easily tell you who I am. The nickname will come with time; all that matters is people know who I am and what I’m about.” “Aw, look at my Nicky—all grown up and mature,” Ashton said with a smirk, recalling how she had tried to teach that to Nicole not too long ago. “Yeah, yeah,” Nicole muttered as she rolled her eyes. “I do still want to get a cool nickname like the others do, but Cannonball? I think we could do better. Wrecking Ball? Pinball?” Ashton cast a glance over her chubby friend’s body, noting how her belly button was visible through her t-shirt and how her shorts whiskered around the front. When she looked at Nicole, it was hard not to think there was a far more appropriate name for her—one that she might have hesitated in suggesting once upon a time. As she got to know the Number 8 though, Ashton learned that there was little that actually fazed Nicole, especially after the victory dinner after the first game of the season. “You look more like a ‘Butterball’ to me,” the tattooed girl suggested, her lips curling into a Grinchy grin. “Especially when you nosh on pizza like that.” Nicole nearly gagged on her bite when she heard the proposed nickname, but there was no indignation at the proposal. It was, after all, very applicable to her, given her penchant for stuffing her face and having put on a few pounds. Still, there had to be a better legacy she could leave behind than being remembered for her fat ass alone. “Har-dee-har,” the stout girl retorted, rolling her eyes as far back as the Undertaker’s. “I’m going to workshop something over the summer, don’t you worry. I can do a whole lot better than just being the team fatso, thank you very much.” “If the stretch pants fit—that’s all I’m saying,” Ashton teased before sauntering away. Nicole followed close behind, though not before grabbing another slice of pizza. She had long since grown used to Ashton’s playful taunts about her weight, knowing that she only ever meant them in jest—and even if they were not jokes, Nicole could have just flattened her. There had been one or two other cracks among the team, but not even Bricktop had made a mention of all the weight she had packed on over the last year. Either it was not as big a deal as Ashton made it out to be or everyone else was too nice to mention it, and given how vicious some of her teammates could be, the latter was doubtful. While she knew what she had to do to keep that name from sticking, Nicole was in no hurry to cut out all the delicious foods in her diet. “I’ll just have to bump up my workouts to balance it out,” she reasoned to herself, not realizing how much she would have to do to balance out the avalanche of calories she consumed in a day. *** After the party wrapped up around 3 AM, Nicole was dropped off at her dorm, where she stumbled past the night guard and to her room. She expected her roommate to be asleep, being an early bird, but she was shocked to find Colleen still awake and plugging away on her computer. Not that it mattered to her what hours the bespectacled girl kept; truthfully, she would have preferred if they always found ways to keep out of each other’s hairs. Ever since Day One, Nicole and Colleen had not gotten along. They were not the most antagonistic of roommates, but they were an odd couple that never found a common ground to land on. While Nicole was rowdy and rambunctious, Colleen was reserved and reticent, preferring to keep more to herself than anything else. How she had been accepted into Tau Beta Eta, a sorority known for being as wild as the school’s rugby club, was beyond Nicole until she learned that Colleen was not in it for the party lifestyle. She was all about making connections and using the sorority as a stepping stone into a high-level career, and she frowned on the rest of her raucous sisters. “You’re up late,” Nicole remarked as she made her way to her bed. “Did Eta have one last blowout for the end of the year?” “Unfortunately, yes,” Colleen grumbled. “And as usual, I had to be the designated driver for those lushes since—God forbid—they couldn’t go one night without drinking. Honestly, I should charge them for driving all around town.” “It’s all part of being a good friend,” the rugby star retorted, knowing full well what the next few words would be. In fact, she knew it so well that she silently flapped her mouth in time with Colleen as she went off on her sorority sisters, as usual. “I’m not there to make friends. Who would want to be associated with a bunch of spoiled brats and brainless bimbos like those twits? The only reason I joined was because Eta has one of the biggest networks in the whole system, and I want every opportunity I can when I aim for Congress,” the olive girl snapped, pushing her glasses back up her nose. “I doubt they’re going to vouch for you when they find out what a stick in the mud you are,” Nicole scoffed as she pulled a can of soda from her minifridge. “You know you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, right?” Colleen rolled her eyes at the retort and answered, “I don’t need honey to get what I want. All I need to do is remind all these wastes of space of all the times I helped their sorry butts and I’ll get anything I want. Driving them around town, holding their hair while they puke their guts out, and keep their dirty little secrets under lock and key…sounds pretty good to me.” “You’re an evil bitch, you know that?” Nicole sneered before plopping down on her bed and taking a long swig of her soda. “Like, that’s going to come back and bite you in the ass someday.” “Unlikely,” her judgmental roommate scoffed. She shut her laptop and glanced over to see Nicole sprawled out in bed, sipping away at her soda as she watched something on her phone. “But do tell me, how was the last party of the year for the club? Did the police bust you up again?” “Hey, we haven’t had the cops come out since March, thank you,” the chubby girl grumbled. “And it was a blast—not like you’d get that.” Colleen ground her teeth together and shifted around to face her roommate, getting a good look at the portly player beside her. When she first saw Nicole, she had been rather jealous of the shortstack’s curves, which looked more fitting on a popstar than a rabblerouser. Unfortunately, Colleen had inherited her mother’s temperament and her lithe, flat body, leaving her barely able to fill an A-cup and a backside flat as a board. If she had only known how much Nicole would plump up over the course of the year, she might not have been so jealous. “Nicole, I’m sure you use it as a bible, but are you familiar with the movie Animal House?” asked the grouchy Colleen. “No, I’m not at all familiar with one of the best comedies of all time,” Nicole replied with a roll of her eyes. “What about it?” “Well, whenever you go on about how great your club is and how amazing the parties are, I’m always reminded of a line which becomes more and more applicable to you with each passing day,” said Colleen as she leered at her roommate. “‘Fat, **, and stupid is no way to go through life.’” Nicole glowered at the judgmental girl and growled, “Hey, I got a 3.8 GPA for the semester, thank you very much.” “Oh, my mistake,” Colleen sneered. “Still, you can’t deny the other two. You come in here every other night absolutely hammered, and you’ve put on so much weight this year that I’d barely recognize you if I didn’t have to live with you.” “Choose your next few words very carefully, Colleen, or I might just leave an imprint of your face on the wall,” Nicole huffed as she shifted around to sit up in bed and glare at her roommate. Undeterred, the bespectacled girl hopped off her bed and crossed her arms. “You’ve put on, what, thirty pounds since the start of the year? That’s no small number, especially not for someone your height. You’ve gotten chubby, Nicole, and if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to be too fat to play by the end of sophomore year.” “At least I’m having a good time while I’m here,” Nicole contested as she slid off her bed and stormed up to Colleen. “I actually like being around my team and they love me, unlike your barely pretending to like the Etas. When I graduate and look back on things, I’ll be able to do so with a smile on my face as I think about all the fun I had. Can you say the same?” “This isn’t the movies, where you can just do whatever you want and everything will be fine in the end,” Colleen rebutted, glaring daggers through her roommate. “You eat like shit, you drink God knows how much at these parties, and you think there aren’t going to be any consequences? Face it, Nicole—you’re going to be a fat ass before you know it.” She punctuated the remark with a sharp poke to the sliver of belly that peeked out from underneath Nicole’s shirt, sneering, “In fact, I’d say you’re well on your way there.” For a brief moment, all Nicole could see was red; she could barely process what she did to her snarky roommate. In one swift motion, she grabbed Colleen’s hand, yanked it up in the air and behind her back, and then pinned the judgmental girl against her bed. The Latina got so close to the bespectacled brunette that Colleen could smell the booze on her breath, but she was much more concerned by the fire in Nicole’s eyes than anything else. “You don’t get to call me fat, bruja,” Nicole growled as she gave Colleen a tug on the wrist. “My friends and my teammates can do that, but you don’t ever call me fat again unless you want me to squish you like a bug—got that?” Colleen nodded as she winced through the pain, and just as suddenly as she had been pinned, Nicole released her and allowed her to stumble away. The brunette fixed her glasses and readjusted her blouse before stammering, “I…I don’t argue with drunks. I’m going to go to the library to work on my English final; don’t bother me unless the dorm’s on fire.” With that, she stuffed her laptop in her backpack and dashed out the door, going wherever she could to put some distance between herself and Nicole. When Colleen left, her stout roommate locked the door behind her and trudged over to her chair for some late night television, as if she had not just threatened someone. Nicole did not especially care whether Colleen took her seriously or not: she had made a point that she had been holding onto for months, and that was all that mattered. The only thing she hoped for was that the last couple weeks of living together could pass in peace, since they would not have to see each other again after Move-out Day. Come next year, she would be rooming with Ashton in an on-campus apartment, which she could not wait for. “No one get to call me fat but the Bruins…I’m their Butterball, dammit,” Nicole groused as she fell asleep in her chair with dreams of the year to come…
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