Minutes went by, and Albert opened his eyes and found himself in Leah's body. Excited by the successful swap, he couldn't wait to explore his stepsister's life. Leah, now trapped in Albert's overweight body, struggled to move around. She felt so heavy and sluggish, and as she looked into her brother’s eyes, a boiling rage made her heart race. “What the fuck! What happened?”
Albert gave her a sly grin. “I decided to see what it was like to be little Miss Perfect. I’m so glad that we did this.” He slowly removed the ring from his slender finger and admired his pink nails. “Wow, I never realized how pretty these looked. I wonder what else is going to be different now that I’m you?”
“SWAP US BACK!”
Albert slid the ring into his pocket and shook his head. “I don’t think I will. I’m getting kicked out, and there’s no way I’m going to go get a job so I can have mom and dad get up my ass. You’d better get used to being me.” The atmosphere around the room radiated with rage and fear. When Albert went through with his plan, he wasn’t expecting his stepsister to become a completely different person. He expected her to have the same exact personality, but it was almost like the testosterone was overwhelming her.
Leah threw Albert down onto the ground, and a sharp pain rushed through his smaller body. His stepsister was unbelievably strong in her new body, and he wasn’t expecting to feel so powerless. The raw rage coming from his old body was getting him scared, and when she picked him up and dropped him again, a crack echoed throughout the room.
A rush of heat rippled through Albert, and he winced when his stepsister’s memories began to flood his mind. He thought he was about to feel his soul intertwine with his stepsister again, but as he slowly opened his eyes, he found himself still in his stepsister’s body. He looked up and saw his old body picking him up again by the hair. “Ouch, Leah, stop! Sorry, I’ll swap us back.”
Leah got off of him and growled angrily. Stepping back, she looked down at her grubby hands. “Was it this? Is this how you did it?”
He got up and grimaced when he felt a sharp pain in his pocket. He didn’t think much of it, though. His focus was on his stepsister. “Yeah, I got it from the magic store.”
“How else do you think I swapped our bodies? The old lady there rented them out to me.” Leah studied his face before Albert reached into his pocket. To his horror, the ring had cracked in half. They went back to the magic shop where he had rented the ring, but the old woman couldn’t glue the ring together. Souls swapped by soul rings could only be swapped back using the original rings, and because one of the rings had broken, all the magical energies stored within its exterior had faded away.
Thankfully, it wasn’t hard for Albert to pretend to be his perfect stepsister. Leah told their parents that her brother had stolen her body, but they didn’t believe her as they kicked her out of the house. Albert had told them everything Leah had done in her body while maintaining his façade. He may have been trapped in her body, but he wasn’t about to be the one who would be forced out of the house. He had a body to start over in, and he was eager to finally getting a chance to explore the new him. Falling back onto his new bed, hearing her loud outbursts outside made playing with his new body all so much better.