I CHOSE TO go back to the dorm a few days before school started up. It was a bit odd with the campus being so quiet, but I enjoyed being on campus without the pressure of classes pressing down on me. A couple other friends came back early too and we hung out for a couple of movie nights. Sunday before classes were to resume, I found myself having lunch with Meg and Laura.
“What did you get for Christmas?” Meg asked me.
“Umm… a computer and a car?”
“A car?!?” Laura asked in surprise. “How?”
“I’m able to drive if it’s self-driving,” I told her.
“Oh… I forgot that clause was out there,” Meg said. “I guess you’re the only friend I have that’s in that height range.”
I nodded. Laura reached up and touched my new necklace necklace that was hanging out on top of my collar. “This is pretty, it’s new, right?”
“Yeah, Addy gave it to me for Christmas.”
“Claiming her property,” Meg said darkly.
I shrugged and smiled, “I’m honestly okay with that. I gave her one too,” I said with a smile. “How about you? How was your Christmas?”
Meg answered first, “Well… honestly the best thing was getting to wear panties again over break! Without all of these rules I made sure I worked on making it to the potty every time! You know it’s weird, but after two nights back home I didn’t even wet the bed like I do here…” She blushed at that. “I shouldn’t have said that, it’s embarrassing…”
I patted her hand, “It’s okay, I’m not so removed from being with you to not understand…”
“You?” I asked Laura.
She sighed and shook her head, “No such luck for me… My mom actually went and bought me diapers the first day back because I went through four Pull-Ups before dinner. She said it probably wasn’t my fault, the Nest Mother probably put some sort of hypnotic tape on or something at night, but she couldn’t deal with stains on the furniture.” She blushed, “At least she let me change myself,” she added, “If Mom had insisted on changing me I think I would have died…” I noticed Meg shuddered a bit at that too. “They did get me a new computer for school though. I was excited about that!”
We spoke for a while before Meg asked Laura, “So what are you going to do this semester? You still have all of those demerits? Aren’t you the only one left in your nest?”
I remembered back to the last semester and her group getting blamed for her Nest Mother getting a case of explosive diarrhea. “Tasha is still there too… and I guess Stacy technically is in our nest.”
“Still, all it takes is one?” Meg asked her nervously.
“I’m a good girl, I wouldn’t have any if it wasn’t for your Nest Mother pranking mine… I just have to be careful. I’m always wearing Pull-Ups or a diaper, so they can’t get me on a wetting violation. I should never have gotten those other demerits either!”
“Pooping though?” Meg asked nervously. I was sure she was remembering back to her own close call at the beginning of the year that she’d told me about.
“I make sure I go before breakfast, again at lunch, and... it’s embarrassing, but doesn’t really matter as long as it’s not in class,” she said.
“Sure…” Meg said. “I’m just saying, if I get within a demerit, I’m looking for my own mommy. I don’t want some random orphanage experience…”
It was awkward sitting there while they talked about this topic, all while knowing I had made it past the finish line. There was definitely a fair amount of survivor’s guilt I was feeling, and all I could think about was Beth. “Hey Cameron, did you find out anything about Beth while you were home?”
I nodded, “Her dad was able to adopt her…”
“That’s great! So, she’s at home living the high life without school or a job, and with someone who actually loves her!” Laura said.
“Sort of,” I told them.
“Sort of?” Meg asked nervously.
“Look… I don’t want to talk about all of it, but basically the judge decided since she had given herself up willingly the university had promised her the ability to choose. The judge though decided that she couldn’t just go home if she went with him… She had to…” I felt my voice crack, “They made modifications…”
I watched both of their eyes open in terror. “Which ones?” Meg asked quietly.
“Teeth, walking, potty,” I told her simply.
“Those barbarians…” Laura said.
I nodded, “I would do anything to see her able to be herself again! They’re watching her too closely for her dad to even think about doing something for her though. As soon as Dad told me she was there, I ran down the street to see her at her house. Seeing her like that was terrible,” I said as I did wipe a tear from my eyes. “I went back again on Christmas Eve. Both she and her dad told me not to come back that day. Apparently a LPS case worker was reviewing the footage from their house, and seemed to think I needed my own care if I came around to see her too much.
That really spooked both of them, “You didn’t go back, right?”
I shook my head, “I have no desire to end up in diapers and a nursery. I’m big enough that I would be the ultimate potty-training dunce for the wrong mother.”
They nodded at that. With their sizes, diapers were just expected when they were adopted. When you were the size of a preschooler who should be potty-trained, they liked to use you as an example to their late training real children on why they should grow up and not be a stupid Little in diapers. It was something that had kept me up at night many nights over the years after seeing people my size being openly spanked and berated for their failures in stores and malls!
“Has anyone heard from Stacy this week?” Laura asked us.
Both Meg and I nodded, she responded first though. “Yeah, she had a great Christmas. Apparently, they found a cure for Bella over the break, and she’s recovering and talking again!”
“That’s awesome!” Laura said.
“Yeah, it is,” I agreed. “Just in time for that jerk’s trial too.”
“That started last week, right?” Meg asked me.
I nodded, “I guess Stacy has to testify soon, but she’s one of the prosecution's last witnesses.”
“That whole thing was crazy,” Laura said.
“Yes, it was,” I told her. “I can’t imagine making it out of that Little mill being even partially aware. Not sure how Stacy managed it honestly.”
“I would have been a goner,” Meg agreed.
Tuesday morning, I had a class with Addison, Stacy, Laura, and Meg. I would probably have considered sitting next to them, but due to the way they arrived I ended up sitting a few rows back from the front with Addison beside me instead. She had come back to campus the night classes began, and we’d had a very good evening of reacquainting ourselves with each other! She’d even taken her shirt off that night to make it easy for me to give her breasts some attention that she clearly enjoyed. We were down to our underwear for most of a steamy make out session in her room, but nothing went further than that still per her wishes.
The professor had been about to start class when I noticed Laura’s head seemed to be shifting back and forth more than normal in the first row. It was like she was bouncing up and down or something… A few minutes later I smelled a fart as our professor was talking about some more advanced concepts. He looked around suspiciously for a moment, but kept lecturing. I noticed his teaching assistants were now watching every one of the few Littles that remained in classes. All told there were only twenty in this class, and they were all sitting towards the front of the class.
I heard another fart that sounded a lot longer… and messier. I looked at Laura and could see the back of her neck, since her hair was pulled up into a high ponytail. The color of it was burning red with embarrassment. ‘No…’ I thought to myself, trying to think of a way out for her when one of the T.A.’s reached her and pulled her to stand on the cushion of the seat. Her uniform’s skirt was pulled up to her armpits and I watched in horror as she pulled back the diaper and made a face.
“Uh-oh, someone’s made a big pwesent in her diapee for Dean Sanders!”
“Please take her there?” The professor asked, “She’s disrupted this class enough.”
Reality hit for Laura, and she began sobbing, “NO!!!!!! YOU CAN’T TAKE ME THERE!!!!” Laura suddenly began screaming and wriggling, trying to get free. She desperately hit the girl across the nose. The girl screamed in pain, and dropped Laura to the ground while holding her bleeding nose. Laura didn’t wait around and began running as quickly as she could out of a side door. She made it nearly out of the room when another freshman girl, a tall Big who was a bit shorter than Addy, reached out and scooped her up like a toddler. I watched in horror as she held her tightly and sat down in a nearby seat, flipping Laura onto her stomach across her knee.
She began landing a series of loud swats on the girl’s bottom. “You DO NOT HIT PEOPLE!” she told her over and over again punctuating the words with a swat. By the time she was finished there was poop smeared down Laura’s legs and onto the other girls arms. I shuddered, because I knew without a doubt that as bad as it was going to have been for Laura, she just made it a thousand times worse…
The TA collected Laura’s sobbing form from the girl and began walking out. Laura was wailing in pain and fury still as the girl said, “Aww… we just had a big blowout, huh? Dean Sanders will know just how to take care of a wittle baby girl like you!”
My stomach clenched at that point, and it took a lot for me not to want to follow her out and try to save her. I felt guilty that I was grateful in a way when her cries faded, and our professor soon concluded the lecture as if nothing had happened. Addy and I ended up following Meg and Stacy out the door. We were stuck standing there for a moment while their skirts were pulled up and the back of their diapers pulled open. “Just two wet little girls here, make sure you go see someone to get those changed! Wouldn’t want to have a diaper rash, would we?” The fact that the TA was taunting them was nothing new, but that day I really didn’t want to see more of that!
I sighed as Stacy caught sight of me and waved sadly. Addy and I walked over to her, “Poor Laura,” she said to me.
I nodded, “Meg and I tried to warn her yesterday…” I told her.
She nodded, “Sometimes I really hate this dimension.”
I agreed with her on that. “Umm… I don’t think we’ve actually been introduced before, I’m Stacy,” she said looking up at my gigantic girlfriend.”
“I know, between Cameron telling me about you, and hearing about your exploits this year you are probably the most famous Little on campus.”
Stacy blushed at that, “Umm… thanks. Anyway, I have to go to my mommy’s office, I’m not sure what other classes I have with you this semester, but I’ll see you around?”
“Sure,” I told her.
After we had walked far enough away from her, Addy said, “She is the most adorable Little in the world. I could understand wanting to baby her…”
I laughed, “Luckily she was smart enough to know that was a likely possibility. She’s the only Little on campus that’s safe from the crazy nest mothers and university staff.”
“Except for when she gets kidnapped…” she reminded me.
I nodded, “Yeah… that certainly wasn’t too good! I guess she’s supposed to be testifying this week. They somehow managed to help her sister recover though.”
“Really? I thought they had done some significant modifications to her?”
“They hadn’t done too many physical ones, mostly neuro Stacy said. I guess they figured out a procedure with nanites to rewire things…?” I shook my head, “Stacy sort of explained it to me a couple weeks ago when she was asking me about some proteins they suspected were at fault. I understood the chemistry that she was looking for clarification on, but not the neurological or nanite side of things.”
She nodded, but looked more curious than I expected her to. “I wonder if she would explain it to me?”
I shrugged, “She might? She’s not overly trusting of Bigs she doesn’t know though.”
She sighed, “For good reason, most of us are better off not trusted.”
I looked up at her curiously, “What do you mean?”
She shook her head, “Don’t worry about it, just had a lot of fights at home over the break.”
“Why didn’t you tell me?” I asked her.
“Didn’t want to bother you with it. I honestly expected it when my mother met you, so it wasn’t a surprise at least.”
I nodded and didn’t press it. After Grandma and my brief encounters with her mom, I knew very well that things were not going to be easy dating her with her parents being potential in-laws.
Thursday, I sat down with Stacy on one side of me, and Addy on the other. It was then that I heard the unfortunate news that she had seen Laura the day before when she’d had a near miss at the daycare. Learning our friend had her teeth removed, and seemed to be at least marginally impeded by hypnosis, had just made me all the more depressed.
Thanks to those of you who have left a few comments! I'll post additional chapters this weekend at some point. Happy New Years! Thanks for reading!!!