Cedric was pleased to see that the spell had worked. He stood several meters away from his overweight body and laughed when the young woman struggled to get up in the sand. Before Cedric used a spell to swap their bodies, he made sure that nobody would be nearby when he performed it. He had watched Penny for nearly a week at the hotel resort, and after getting to know her morning routine after her morning workout, he finally managed to find a time when she would be away from her friends and boyfriend.
Once Penny was relaxing on the sandy beach, he bit his finger and placed his blood against a small piece of paper with text written in Latin. Within seconds, his body began to glow, and Penny immediately began to notice the bright light several meters from her. Before she knew it, her mind was already being sucked out of her gorgeous body.
At first, as Penny's consciousness entered Cedric's chubby body, she was surprised to see that she was surrounded by sand. While Cedric's mind took over Penny's body, he was thrilled to feel her toned muscles and supple skin. He stood up and walked toward his old body, eager to admire himself in front of her. Penny was horrified as she watched Cedric approach her from afar. "Don't move too quickly," Cedric said. "You have a weak heart. You don't want to overexert yourself."
"This can't be happening," Penny croaked. "Why … h-how … how is this happening?"
"A little bit of magic," Cedric laughed. "I would have never picked a girl's body, but after taking a peek at your bank account at the front desk, I just knew that I needed to have your life. You have everything. A fit body, a lot of money, and a family full of rich people. I have everything I want now. I couldn't stand seeing people like you flaunting your lives in front of us workers."
"But this is wrong," Penny insisted. "You're one of the hotel workers? I've done nothing but be nice to you all! I've tipped you more than the standard rate! You can't just steal my body. I don't deserve this … I DON'T DESERVE THIS!"
"And that's where your fault is," Cedric shrugged. "You're unbelievably entitled. You've been nothing but rude to the smaller staff members. As a manager, I've had to hear it all. You might be nice to the managers and supervisors, but the regular guys? The maids too?"
Penny didn't know what to say. After being rude to one of two hotel staff members who were being incompetent with their cleaning practices, she didn't think that it would lead to this. That's when she remembered that one of the maids was an elderly woman in her sixties. "But how?" Penny whispered.
"You were really mean to Miss Salinas," he answered. "She was going to do worse things to you. But when she realized that there were opportunities with taking your body, she decided to give me a chance to live life in your shoes. With a magically infused piece of paper and some of my blood, I signed an agreement to switch bodies with you. Now, I'll definitely be sharing your wealth, don't worry about that. It won't go to waste." He swayed his hips. "This body also won't go to waste either. You might like drinking and partying for nights on end, but I have a lot of plans as a gorgeous Instagram influencer."
Penny's eyes started to tear up. "But you can't do this. Please, just take my body back. You can have your life back. I'll apologize to her. I'll tip her extra!"
"Nope," Cedric laughed. "I have no intentions of switching back. Enjoy the rest of your life in that fat body of yours. It's not like it'll be for long anyway." With that, Cedric left Penny behind in her weak and overweight body. She would try to tell her friends and boyfriend who she really was, but nobody would ever believe the words of a crazed hotel staff member.