She had endured it for so long. Rebecca, sitting comfortably in her couch with nice glass of juice, began to sigh in contentment as she let herself relax. After many long hard months at work, she had gained some time for a vacation. Sure, she was not exactly rich and there were bills to pay, but she now had, for a good amount of time, plenty of opportunities to do what she wanted. Sleeping, cooking, shopping and many other activities were now open for her to do anytime she wanted instead of on a tight schedule. She could wake up at noon if she so desired, which was a blessing unto itself.
Resting her delicate body on the soft fabric of her couch and putting her blue-haired head on the comfortable material, she was in heaven right now, not wanting this to stop at any time. Soon, however, something did happen to snap her out of it as she could hear a familiar and annoying noise coming from the floor above her.
Sounding as if a rough mop was being passed on the ground constantly, this was the sound of the strange creature living above her apartment. It has made the news several months ago and there were several steps taken by the government to ensure a delicate transition for some rather weird humanoids to adapt to the human society, yet it was something that she found a bit disturbing.
There was a lamia living just above her. A female snake-woman was being supervised by the government and everyone in the apartment building had signed a contract in which they would need to do their best to accommodate the strange creature to the normal life in society. Rebecca thought it had been funny at first, but the fact that she made so much noise when she moved was starting to get on her nerves.
Shutting her eyes and trying to be calm about the whole deal, Rebecca tried to see the bright side of things. She was still in her own home, far away from her controlling and oppressive family, living the life she wanted to have. This was a minor inconvenient at best, she thought, as she began to drink the glass of apple juice she had with her.
Sighing, she began to wonder what she could very well do now that she had the whole day to herself, until the slithering noise of the lamia began to move to another position. Understanding very well what this meant, Rebecca got off her couch as she headed to the door. Knowing full well that the lamia would once more ask her for some sugar, some eggs or whatever would be edible, she had the obligation to help her in case of need. Not bothering with waiting for the lamia to know, Rebecca opened the door just before the snake-woman could do the single motion of bringing her fist to the door.
If there was perhaps a single positive thing about living in the same place as the lamia, it was the fact that the creature hadn't completely adapted to human standards yet. The creature never bothered with wearing a shirt, as the female form of the beast was quite something to behold. With long green hair, pointed ears and curves to die for, the lamia could have been a model if not for that rather long and blue snake tail.
Trying to check her out in a subtle manner, Rebecca soon snapped back to reality as the lamia was a bit dumbfound by the unexpected opening of the door. ''Can I help you with something?'' quickly said Rebecca, trying to sound as nice as possible.
The lamia, gathering her wits in seconds, soon recomposed herself as her tail began to move around a bit behind her, its length still seeming impossible for Rebecca. ''Well, neighbor Rebecca, I am out of food and I was wondering if you could lend me some eggs. They're my favourites and you always seem to have plenty.'' the lamia responded with a mix between shyness and curiosity. Looking at the apartment while asking her question, it seemed that the creature was not too proud of asking for food from someone else.
Knowing full well that the creature would starve if not for her, Rebecca nodded to her as she replied. ''I'll see what I can do.'' she said, turning around to get to her fridge. Getting there, she opened it up to see just how many eggs she had left since the last time the lamia went on to ask for some. The creature did make it very difficult to plan for breakfast, but at the very least she was polite about it. Picking up the box in which three eggs remained, Rebecca soon went back to the door, only to find that the lamia wasn't there anymore.
Looking in her apartment, she soon found that the snake-woman had taken the liberty of checking her home out, as she was now in her living room, with her long tail resting on her couch as the more human-looking part stood near her television.
''What's this, neighbor? This seem like a weird object...'' the lamia said with an honest puzzled look. It was true that many strange creatures had moved from more natural and savage environment to one that was more urban and civilized, which was assuredly disconcerting to the creature in the first place. The man from the government agency in charge of them had assured her that she had a base education that would ensure no aggressive behaviour from her, but that did not mean she was actually aware of many aspects of normal life.
A bit taken aback by the fact that the lamia had penetrated her home without any thoughts to personal property and everything that it entailed, Rebecca still couldn't believe the audacity of the creature. Keeping her emotions in check, she tried to see the positive of such an outcome, as she could possibly continue to check her out secretly. The woman part of the being was actually very attractive, at the very least.
''It's a television set. You watch a great many things with this.'' she replied in a calm tone to the lamia. Setting the eggs down on a table, Rebecca would need to keep the creature in check, if only to make sure she would not break anything. Getting closer to her, the girl wanted to at the very least try to get her to eat the eggs and then leave, yet the lamia was simply too curious as she kept on getting closer to everything in the room.
Surprisingly, the tail and her body never seemed to hit anything in its motion, as if the snake-woman had a perfect control of the thing or was totally aware of every little movement it could make. Fascinated by the swift and balanced movements of the scaly part of her body, Rebecca still wanted her gone as soon as possible in order to actually begin her vacation as soon as possible.
However, it was not to be, as the constant movement of the lamia made it almost impossible to approach her. After a while in which the creature was silent in her wondrous thoughts, she finally began to talk. ''You seem like quite a trusting person, neighbor Rebecca. In a way, it's wonderful and a bit foolish...'' the lamia said in a teasing tone, as if there were some hidden meaning in her proclamation.
Unsure what to respond, Rebecca never had the opportunity to do so as the lamia's tail soon began to wrap around her ankles and her lower legs as she was moved with great strength on her couch. The impact being expertly controlled, the blue-haired girl was left a bit breathless by the unexpected attack of the lamia combined with the landing on her couch.
Panicking a little bit, Rebecca knew not exactly what would eventually happen. What if the lamia had not really learned anything about human culture and resorted to more basic instincts? What if she was about to be eaten or constricted to death without any regard to consequences? She knew nothing about lamia culture and everything was possible for her to imagine, which made her try to squirm out of her predicament with desperation.
Unluckily for her, the lamia was rather quick of wits and of reaction, as the coils began to work their way to the upper legs now, with a certain constricting force that made it almost impossible to slip away from them without seriously hurting herself voluntarily. Rebecca was doomed and she would end as lamia food, she was sure of it.
However, before she could even begin to seriously defend herself, Rebecca looked at the lamia, only to see something that was strange, yet utterly compelling to watch. The normally yellow pupils of the lamia soon began to emit red rings that kept on appearing and disappearing, enlarging before getting out of their eyes in a cyclical manner. The weird occurence being rather fascinating, Rebecca soon began to feel as if she was being drained of her strength with each ring that passed by in the eyes of the snake-woman.
Her eyes locked on the color, Rebecca was still half aware of what was going on, seeing small details like the rather sweet smile of the lamia or the fact that her coils kept on creeping up higher on her body. Trying to push her away through whatever means necessary, all she could muster was a weak effort as she felt without any strength left.
Her thoughts crawling to much slower pace, it felt like there was nothing she could do to get out of this situation. Despite every effort, the lamia kept on being the dominant one in this situation thanks to her unnatural strength and the impossibly irresistible eyes.
''Don't you want to resist, neighbor Rebecca? Are you truly that comfortable in such a predicament?'' said the lamia in what could have passed for an innocent tone. It seemed like the creature had a certain vicious streak to herself, as if she was enjoying the torment she was causing. Finding her despicable, Rebecca could not understand why she was being so savage with her.
''Are you truly okay with me doing this to you? Are you so open to me coiling you after all I've done was ask you to eat some of your own food? continued the lamia, her curiosity hiding something Rebecca could certainly perceive as mere contempt.
''I'm so happy you're not fighting back seriously. It is so much fun and I've meant to say something to you for quite a while, you know...'' the lamia said, uninterrupted.
That was it. the creature would use her ungodly power over her to get a better meal this time. With her eyes being simply too alluring and mind-numbing for Rebecca to fight against and the coils now being tight and pinning her arms to the side, she began to see her life flash before her very eyes. The regret of going away, the sadness at seeing her parents reject her for her sexual preferences, all the happy memories before this, her first kiss with a girl, everything went on as regret soon found itself as the overwhelming emotion in her head. She was not ready to die. She wanted to live.
Her slow thoughts were soon interrupted by something that was decidedly even more unexpected, as the lamia soon approached her lips to hers, kissing her tenderly. Confused about this, Rebecca could not react at all, as the taste of the lamia soon found itself on her lips, the softness and love being easy to feel in the motion and close contact.
Squirming a bit, every second upon which the lip contact went on made Rebecca unwilling to struggle. Was this something that was part of the lamia culture? Was this kiss a goodbye kiss that indicated a last pleasure before the inevitable end? However sweet and pleasurable it was, Rebecca was still waiting for the inevitable to happen.
The kiss breaking, the lamia stopped her spiralling eyes as her coils stopped progressing on the blue-haired girl, with a certain sweetness now being obvious on her face. ''I don't know what I would have done without you, neighbor Rebecca. Those people from the thing called 'government' aren't helping me set in very well. If not for your help with food, I don't know what I would've done. And now you seem to not even fight against my attempts at mating to boot...this is just so wonderful.'' the lamia went on to say, her own happiness clearly making itself known in her voice.
Decidedly not prepared for this sudden revelation from the creature living upstairs, Rebecca just didn't know what to say. This had felt lovely, blissful even, yet she did not understand anything that had happened. Why was moving and thinking so troublesome for a moment? Why did colors appears in the lamia's eye? Too many questions and not even any answers certainly did not help in her assessment of the situation.
''Was your complete lack of resistance to my charming eyes an indicative that you like me, neighbor Rebecca?'' went on to question the lamia, jumping to conclusions that the dumbstruck girl could not even begin to understand.
''Your charming eyes?'' replied Rebecca, now able to form coherent thoughts as her movement returned to their normal swiftness. Was this how she named those colors and the effect it had on her mind?
''Yeah, isn't that how you call a contest of hypnosis between two potential mates, to see who will end up being the dominant one and who shall submit to the advances of the other?'' retorted the lamia, as if it was the most normal happenstance in the world.
Hypnosis. It was all so clear now. This was why she felt so helpless and so slow. Numbness of the mind came from those eyes and there was naught Rebecca could have done. This was a frightening thought, but there was something else as well that kept Rebecca from being angry, from being utterly enraged at the advance of the lamia.
''We don't have that here, no one really does. When in courtship, there are a lot of ways to approach someone we like, but hypnosis is never really the norm here. I mean...I don't even know your name...'' Rebecca said, a bit flustered by this huge difference in approach to a very sensible subject.
''Oh...'' said the lamia, decidedly embarrassed by her sudden action and impulsive thoughts. Getting Rebecca out of her coils, the lamia began to slither out slowly of the living room, leaving the eggs right there.
''Wait. I don't even know your name yet...'' said Rebecca to the saddened creature going away, breaking the awkward silence between the two.
Turning away, the lamia went on to shyly look at Rebecca, then looked at the floor in shame. ''It's Cleozi...'' she finally said, bringing up the courage to actually say it clearly and loud enough for the girl on the couch to hear it. Going for the door, she began to feel like an utter idiot for not even doing a bit of research on courtship before trying something with the one who had been so kind with her.
''...You don't have to go...'' went on to say Rebecca, acting a bit impulsively. She did not know exactly why she acted so, yet seeing the lamia...no, Cleozi go away with such a face broke her heart. It was simply too much for her to see and feel, her emotions getting tangled up with her sense of logic.
''Why? I could have created something horrible and you would have been helpless to stop it. Why even bother with me now?'' said the lamia, on the verge of going away, too disappointed in herself to even consider her actions and the ambiguity of the situation.
The reason was well known to Rebecca, yet she had difficulties proclaiming it. She had fought her whole life to be where she was, be it her father or the perceptions of others, yet the situation she had lived had been rather revelatory. ''Because...I liked it, Cleozi. Somehow, I'm not even sure why, but I felt good when held by you. I see myself as strong and full of resource, yet I did not mind being weak when within the grasp of your tail and your eyes...''
She had said it. She didn't knew if she had the strength, yet she had been honest to Cleozi and to herself. Whether it would prove to be a wise choice was to be seen, yet it felt good to actually let it come out of her chest.
The slithering noise of Cleozi's movement getting near, Rebecca looked up as a comforting smile was on her face. Pure radiance and beauty emanated from such a visage, which warmed the heart of Rebecca to no end. Had she finally admitted something so shameful to someone only to make it significant for herself and the person in question? Had she moved on with something that had been eating her inside, with her admitting a certain attraction to Cleozi?
Words were left unspoken, though, as the kiss that had been so sweet between the two was now returned, yet this time with energy from the two people that were lost in this instant of love and self-discovery. Their lips meeting, their love acting, the two were lost in the moment that had turned from weird, to sad and then finally to true.
Their kiss breaking, the two began to look in each other's eyes, a certain understanding found in each that crossed the bridge between cultures splendidly. Silence soon settled in, with none of them actually wishing to break it with trivial matters.
It lasted for a time, yet Rebecca felt too good and desired more from the lamia. Desires she had left out were now resurging with a multiplied effect, as she broke the sweet silence after a while. ''Could you, maybe, use your eyes and coils again, Cleozi?'' she said, unbelieving how bold she was to ask this of her so soon.
''As you wish, neighbor Rebecca.'' promptly replied Cleozi, sharing the desire that was burning up inside Rebecca.
However, before the lamia could even begin to do what was traditional to her culture, Rebecca went out of the couch as she began to undress, revealing her body to the creature that had made her evolve so much in so little time.
Cleozi, too surprised to even react, did nothing as she looked with admiration at the body of the one she held affection for. Seeing all those clothes getting down on the ground, the snake-woman began to get a bit more aroused at the thought of what would surely happen between the two.
''I want to really feel you, Cleozi. And please... just call me Rebecca.'' said the girl, pleased about the reaction of Cleozi to her nude form. Settling down on the couch, she was ready for what might be something unique and memorable, anticipation building up inside her.
Cleozi, a bit indecisive at the sheer positive surprise of where things were going, soon snapped back to reality as she acted on the wish of her beloved. Activating her spiralling eyes once more, it was now there for only one thing: pleasing Rebecca.
Without any resistance whatsoever, Rebecca firmly looked at the colors that had entranced her so deeply before, not letting any amount of resistance getting in the way this time. Her eyes reflecting the powerful colors almost instantly, a smile could be seen on her face as bliss penetrated her mind.
The coiling began quickly after, the scales smoothly taking their times as they slid on the soft flesh of the girl on the couch. The slow progress being pleasurable, the coils made Rebecca moan just a tiny bit, enough to encourage Cleozi to acts on her instinct on this delicate and intimate matter.
Continuing their ascent on the lovely body of Rebecca, the coils were moving up the legs of Rebecca, who could feel every single inch of herself being caressed by Cleozi. Those charming eyes kept the mind of the blue-haired girl dull, yet her sensations somehow felt intensified, which made this moment all the more sweet.
Getting close to a more private area, the coils avoided them entirely as they went on to the stomach, caressing vividly as it went higher still. Feeling a bit ticklish on this area, Rebecca giggled a little bit, yet could not keep this sensation from being utterly pleasurable for her.
Soon enough, the snake tail began to embrace her chest, squishing her breasts in a gentle, yet forceful manner to arouse her to no end. Moaning a lot more, Rebecca could not get enough from this as she struggled to form simple words due to the hypnosis that made all of this possible and amazing for her. Trying very hard to form but a simple word, she managed it as the massage of the warm scales kept on going. ''Cle-Cleozi...'' she moaned lightly, the effort being intense for her entranced mind.
With such a cute manner upon which she told her name, the lamia began to get a lot more aggressive in her loving manners, as the coils soon held Rebecca down. The tip of her tail, however, was free as it began to go to the much more sensitive and private area, massaging it for all it was worth.
This had the result of making Rebecca scream in pleasure, her restraint being free as her enjoyment was unfiltered by the hypnotic hold of Cleozi. The climax getting near, the sensation was overwhelming as the helplessness she had felt before was even more preeminent here and she loved it. Being held and loved was something she had sought for so long and she was living it now to the full extent, making it all the sweeter when Rebecca finally reached the crux of the experience, panting hard as a result.
Her vision getting blurry from this whole experience, the pleasure proved too great for her as she went unconscious. A bit disappointed that it would end this way, Rebecca wished it could have gone on as her vision turned dark.
Dream sensations and vivid experiences came to her, the warmth of Cleozi being still fresh on her body and in her mind. She knew she was dreaming, yet it felt so pleasant nonetheless. She felt loved, safe and without any restriction whatsoever.
Soon, however, some sounds got heard as she woke up, feeling a bit drowsy. Still being held by the strong, yet loving coils of Cleozi, she felt good at seeing that the sensation she had was no dream at all. Seeing the beloved lamia gobbling the eggs she had brought, Rebecca smiled at her.
Turning around, Cleozi was a bit surprised at the sight of the much more conscious Rebecca. Eating the last egg, she returned closer to the owner of the apartment as she looked at her with a slightly worried look on her face. ''Are you okay? You went away for a good time here. Are you hurt? Will you be fine?'' Cleozi said, her questions being voiced with genuine care and a bit of fear.
''I'll be fine, Cleozi. Were the eggs good?'' replied Rebecca, trying to act a bit casual after this impressively intimate act between the two.
''They weren't really that great, but they were good nonetheless.'' said the lamia, almost baffled by this sudden question. ''Anyway, I suppose you have things to do. Shall we see ourselves later, neighbor Rebecca?'' she went on to say, hopeful yet a bit shy after what they both went through.
''Oh, I'm on vacation, Cleozi. And I had almost no real plans. However, it seems that I really want to know more about you and your culture, now that you've introduced me to some of the great traditions of your people.'' Rebecca said with a certain confident tone, caressing the scales on the coils that were still around her. ''And please, do call me Rebecca.'' she finally added, kissing the tails that had brought her such a pleasant time.
Cleozi, certainly happy about this, went on to get closer as she was ready to make her beloved neighbor a bit more aware about lamia culture.
For Rebecca, it was the start of one of her best vacations, but also the start of something amazing. And it all started with a clash of cultures...