Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Better Melanie

Eugene couldn’t believe his luck when he watched Zack crush the swapping stone with the hammer. A burst of white light engulfed the room before silence fell upon them. Eugene faintly smiled and watched the towering man move towards him. “You really don’t care who I am?” Eugene asked him, their lips only inches away from each other.

“I didn’t know what to say when you started confessing,” he answered. “Melanie nearly convinced me to switch you two back. I thought you had gone crazy, but she was actually in your body trying to get help.” Zack laughed. “But I weighed my options and decided who needed that body the most.”

“Do you really think that?” Eugene asked as his cheeks reddened. When he watched the other man nodding, he let out a sigh of relief. It took three people to initiate the power of the swapping stone. Eugene had been the first one to touch it since purchasing it from a witch. He convinced Zack to give it to Melanie as a present. And once his spoiled and rich wife touched the stone, she accidentally triggered the magic. The middle person provided the initial trigger and acted as an energy source to trigger the swap, while the first and third person would switch bodies permanently. The only downside was that the process could be reversed within five days if the middleman desperately wanted to reverse the body swap.

It didn’t take long for Zack to track down the witch who sold the stone. His girlfriend, trapped in Eugene’s pathetic male body, had come with him to gain information. Thankfully, after showing Zack what he was missing, Eugene convinced him that he was the better Melanie. Melanie searched the home for the stone while Zack interrogated Eugene at the public gym. From the way he dressed to the way they made love, Eugene was the better choice. 

And when Zack gave Eugene a reassuring kiss, he knew he’d gotten away with the perfect crime.

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