Keiko struggled to get up after the horrible robots finally stopped using her restricted body as a chair on top of the frosted near-white ground. Forcing herself to stand on her heavily-iced legs in spite of their constant discomfort, the timid housewife was startled by the sound of a violent expletive carried through the chilling air from somewhere behind her.
Twisting toward that direction with a shiver granted her the sight of new company to replace the departing robots. But the angry red-furred girl from earlier looked just as threatening now, so the rabbit-natured girl turned back and shuddered away - and conveniently towards the exit - to keep her distance from the intimidating and advancing opponent.
Elsewhere, Kehhaja’s perverted assistance in the cafeteria became too much for the straitjacketed girl she was barely helping anymore. Finishing as much of her food as she could, the small girl hopped up with a squeak before fleeing the room bare-legged. Neither discouraged nor rejected, the bluenette gave chase as her target fled to the observatory.
It seemed Tenna was going to remain hunted even after finishing. Risa took one last look at the assorted troubles displayed by the remaining girls: Between their respective ordeals and how long they’d been captive, Lash, Moriko and Julia looked like they were ready to collapse once they’d eaten what they could through their gags and found somewhere to sleep.
Leaving them to that plan without offering any help, the off-duty waitress did some exploring herself. After making short work of finding the three blocks of sleeping quarters, Risa claimed a light blue room for herself. Leaving the free pajamas there for now, the tribally-decorated girl in her underwear returned to investigate the larger of the two remaining buildings.
Unexpectedly she found herself walking into a disaster site. Having not been here before she’d have struggled to believe it was a tidy lounge just one hour ago. Now various and sometimes unrecognisably broken furniture was scattered about, covered in bits of magazine and cushion. From somewhere within the mess came the sound of high-pitched giggling.
Turning into the room, she found the sources without any difficulty. After all it wasn’t hard to miss two girls tied rather amateurishly into the last two of the lounge’s recliners with whatever could be found by another pair of girls. The apparent captors seemed to be having plenty of fun tickling the hell out of their prisoners’ haphazardly restrained and quickly fidgeting soles.
The ropes and tape holding the pale green-haired girl into her chair seemed particularly frail to Risa. In fact Allaria felt she could struggle free at any time, but she was more than happy to rest in a similar position to her binding on the beach’s deckchair earlier while Cecelia eagerly claimed the rewards of her gifted victory by ferociously dancing her fingers around her soles.
The captor next door was having similar fun. The light tan soles of her new victim were thrashing about wildly beneath her own fingers, and getting nowhere. Unlike the other girl Tessa had been tied much more securely, which put the rat girl in ecstasy as she could struggle in earnest while Eria gave her a thorough tickling and even occasional licking.
Risa watched on covertly without disturbing the group. Although the wrecked room made it look like they had put up a genuine fight, the tied girls wanted to lose, and only resisted to motivate their opponents into tickling them further. Their reward for that meant the seated girls were now writing about with tears in their eyes from their harsh and thorough treatment.
If she hadn’t been tickled enough during the hunt she might have jumped in, but that would have interrupted everyone’s fun. Both of the squealing girls had been hoping for this kind of abuse all day and were finally getting what they wanted thanks to the lacking mercy of their equally-satisfied ticklers. Letting them enjoy themselves, the black-haired girl quietly left.
With only one place left to discover, she finally entered the viewing room to find most of her recent competitors. She’d arrived just in time too; the crowd seemed surprisingly excited to be watching two of the girls shivering through a field of ice, even if the mostly-naked fox seemed to be catching up with a well-restrained opponent wearing orange.
A girl nearby dressed in similar blue pajamas provided the important explanation; that the next girl to finish the hunt would be the last to escape the penalty for being among the bottom three. That explained the drama behind the slow-motion chase, particularly since the two girls involved were unaware of the stakes.
From near the back of the crowd, they made quiet conversation while most of the group fussed over the Ice
On the screens it looked like Fire was starting to slow down, as she fell further behind Keiko. The blue-haired girl with long curl-tipped hair split her attention between the broadcasts and her surroundings. She glanced over to the monitors for the railway area, but the flushed captives there had been taken too far from their exit to stand any chance at survival now.
Besides the video feeds she was also on the lookout for Moriko, who had finished recently. Having not noticed that Relle nearby had been unable to remove her gag after finishing her adventure, she wasn’t aware that her brunette friend was still in the next building over and having difficulties eating. They’d probably meet up soon, as the hunt was nearly over.
Fire was indeed slowing down. After exerting herself to try and catch up, fatigue was setting in badly. Her coat wasn’t helping at all against the unrelenting cold anymore, and her shuffling maroon legs felt like they were frozen. As time passed and the sky became that much more black, it felt like the girl she was chasing was getting further out of her reach.
It grew clear which girl would win this race at the final stretch, and as Keiko drew close to the edge of the field her enthusiasm and pace began to rise slowly to match her warming body temperature. Soon enough she’d passed the faded edge of the fields, finding the relief of warmer if rougher ground beneath her feet as she scurried along the gravel trail to safety.
End of the hunt
Keiko’s escape confirmed that after a long and tiring day, the losers of the hunt were confirmed as Mira Sky, Sheilla and - just barely - Fire. Now that they knew, many of the girls began to clear out of the observatory for various reasons. Some wanted to greet the final escapee, others were interested in seeing what happened next. A few just wanted to retire for the night.
Those that remained in the yard between the compound’s entrance archway and its main buildings were able to witness the rabbit-girl’s arrival. This late into the evening the harness-wearing girl was looking quite cold and very drained, so after getting herself listed as the 29th girl to finish some of the others were quick to guide her toward the cafeteria.
A few minutes later Fire showed up, looking exhausted. But there was no such luck for the fox girl; while getting her name written down, two of the robots that had been standing idle ever since Elena and Violet had discovered them sprung to action, grabbing her by the upper arms to detain her before rather forcefully marching her away.
Kelsey, Miriam and - after finally leaving Tenna alone - Kehhaja followed, intrigued about where they were taking the humiliated girl. They were led toward the sleeping cabins where a few of the other girls had ventured a few minutes earlier, so everyone present got to see the guards drag her into one of the bedrooms, although it wasn’t furnished like the ones they’d seen.
Instead of a bed, a light and a cabinet containing pajamas, they peered through the door in time to see an unhappy Fire being pushed into a cage with just a pile of straw, a large but thin blanket and a bowl of some kind of unappetizing mush. It looked like the punishment for finishing last even included being deprived a decent meal or a restful night’s sleep.
After locking the miserable-looking girl in, the pair of robots swiftly turned to march out of the dimly-lit room. The onlookers got to see the continuing captive looking quite miserable, quite literally the appearance of a caged animal before her door was closed and locked - unlike the friendly rooms, from the outside - to keep her imprisoned until tomorrow’s penalty.
Between that and the important chase beforehand, two girls still remained in the hunt having been mostly forgotten. But they were still very much captured and still caught in the halfway point between stimulation and suffering, as they were made to roll in their skates around the large ovular railway track with those awkward cables pulling tightly between their legs.
In a way it was fitting; Mira Sky and Sheilla had taken the exact same route throughout the hunt. But after the former had broken away and separated from the group in the suspension maze, they had never crossed paths. Mira was caught soon after and again in the beach, and hadn’t been able to catch up even after Sheilla was captured for some time herself in the tickle facility.
The activities in the compound were drawing to a close, although there was time for a few reunions. Risa and Sakura spotted each other while the observatory was emptying, before Violet had fun laughing as Lash stumbled around in her skates while the wolf girl was unable to reply. At least Anni was helpful when she found Moriko at last, in much the same state.
Sheilla groaned with a furious blush as the ground dipped beneath her skate-clad feet to intensify the pressure between her legs yet again. What had really cost them both the most was their current predicament, having been snagged and subjected to this long-term captivity twice in this pervasive railroad. After so many pits, her crotch was starting to feel quite sore.
Finally though, a cart of robots caught up to her from behind, and after rising back up to ground level, the white drone that had been dragging her forwards slowed to a halt. A few minutes later, they’d removed most of her restraints before departing to leave her with the same skates and difficult crotch-wire setup that Relle, Lash and Julia were still dealing with.
It didn’t take the blue-haired girl much time to reach the exit after that, but this late in the game that only meant there were still a few girls awake in the lulling camp to see her getting subdued and taken away in the same manner as Fire. Even Cecelia and Eria had tired by now, freeing their willing prisoners so they could all rest after the day’s adventure.
Mira Sky was still trapped in a mixture of pleasure and discomfort for almost an hour after that, moaning into her gag for an extensive period of time as she rolled around the unpleasant circuit by herself. By the time she was freed to stumble through the exit on weary legs, there was little more than an hour before midnight and only a few of the girls were still awake.
The playful girl wasn’t at all surprised to learn she’d finished in last place by a considerable margin. And even though the pink-haired girl was completely worn out when the pair of guards arrived to forcibly escort her to a night of gloomy incarceration, she still felt a warmly submissive thrill while seeing and getting shoved into the sturdy-looking cage.
With the most the hunt’s participants resting for the night and the last of the adventure’s prey secured, the lights around the compound gradually disappeared as the cafeteria and lounge were vacated and various torches surrounding the camp were the put out by the hosting and mostly harmless robots.
Mizuki and Violet were a little more used to staying up late, and along with Kleo who hadn’t seen enough of the recordings yet remained in the observatory for another hour. But thanks to the day’s early start, even they ended up needing to find the last of the vacant cabins earlier than they normally would, so not long beyond midnight all of the girls were asleep.
As each girl had arrived, their names and finish times had been recorded by a bland-looking robot sat at a table just inside the archway. When the girls rise tomorrow, the completed sheet will be available for all to see: