It was a stormy night in October, and Jenny, a quiet girl, who makes her living as a waitress, comes across an advertisement while browsing the web.
LOOKING FOR TEST SUBJECTS
TK Labs: Now signing test subjects for skin experiments. Non-lethal, cash payment.
"Huh, seems shady." She mumbles to herself, but upon further thought on the subject, getting a few extra bucks would be useful to her. She looks lower and sees an address and decides she'll check it out after work, tomorrow night.
She also puts a sticky note on her desk. "Just in case I forget, hehe... Wow I really talk to myself a lot." She thinks to herself, right before swan diving into bed after a day of work.
The next day, she wakes up, does her daily routine; showers, gets ready to go to work, bla bla bla... and hours later she drives home, exhausted. The recent nights have been pretty harsh--nonstop rain, windy weather, all the elements that make for a depressing novel.
However, this isn't a depressing story! As Jenny sees the note she left herself, she brightens up, thinking maybe this could be something new out of her every-day routine. However, she's unknowingly walking straight into a laughter-filled trap.
"Welp, I got nothing else to do..." She says, still talking to herself out loud for whatever reason, as she turns around and walks back out the door to her car. The drive was fairly quick, about 10 or 15 minutes. It led to an enormous building. Picture a rich person's house, and double that... that was what this thing was; it had a gate, security, everything, followed by the building inside... it seemed to be some sort of office building, but small enough to be seen as a large house.
"Wowwww" Jenny said in astonishment, as she rolled up to the front gate, face to face with a man in a black suit and sunglasses.
"What's your business here?" He says in a stern voice.
Still observing the building, Jenny is caught off-guard. "Oh-hi! Uh-uh, I'm here for the-uh... oh yes! Test subject job!"
"Uh-huh. Well, if you'd just step out of your car and head in. I'll take care of your vehicle." He replies.
"Alright, thanks!" Jenny says, waving back to the man, as she goes up the path to the building. As she walked closer, she saw the engravings “TK Industries”, “Huh, wonder what the TK stands for.”
As she makes her way to the front of the building, she notices a camera point to her. “Hi” she says waving at the camera, with a smiling face. “I’m here because of the advertisement…”
There is a slight moment of silence before a feminine voice from a microphone replies, “Ah, the skin experiments, right?”
“Yes, that’s the one!”
“Step right in…” She says, as the metal doors at the front slide open, revealing a long hallway, lined with light blue lights, that give it a futuristic kind of feel to it. As she walks down the corridor, she hears faints sounds of… laughter?
“Wonder what that noise is...” Jenny said, continuing down the hallway, till she found another door. Upon opening it, she was surprised to see the sight of an office space, teeming with life. People were walking around, there were cubicles; the place was huge compared to the outside. As Jenny walked in, she was greeted by what seems like a secretary; she was young, blonde, and slightly on the skinnier side.
“You must be our latest volunteer, I’m Kathy, you are…”
“Jenny, nice to meet you. So when do we get into these experiments?”
“Follow me, I’ll lead you to your test chambers…”
Oooh, I get my very own test chambers Jenny thought to herself, this place really is fancy! “Lead the way!”
Then, Kathy goes through the crowds in the office, until she reaches the far end of it, where there is yet another door. As they go through this door, it shows another hallway, similar to the one at the entrance. This time there are multiple doors on each side of the hallway, all labeled with numbers.
“For these experiments, you’re going to be staying in room #7.”
“Staying?” Jenny asks, confused, as she had thought the experiment would take at most an hour or so.
“Yes, for us to collect accurate and reliable data, we must experiment over the course of a few days, if that’s alright with you of course.”
Thinking about her job as a waitress at a crappy restaurant, she decides that she could probably skip a few days and make up an excuse or something. “Yeah, yeah, it should be fine, just a surprise is all…”
“Great, well, if it’s okay with you, I’d like to begin a couple of sessions with you as soon as possible.”
“Sure! Just tell me what to do.”
Kathy opens the door and leads Jenny into the room. It’s fairly large; certainly big enough to live in. jenny also sees a bed in the corner and some sort of restraining table in the middle. “What’s that?” Jenny says pointing to it.
“Oh, that’s the table we are going to use for our experiments. Some require you to be unable to move.”
“Huh. Should I just get onto that table then?”
“Yup, and I’ll begin testing, all you have to do is relax. Hehe.”
As Jenny hops onto the table, it turns out to be quite comfortable. Kathy also begins to restrain her wrists and ankles, rendering her immobile, in an x-shaped position.
Just then, Kathy pulls out a walkie talkie and says, “Begin test 1 on subject in room 7. October 12th, Tuesday, 7:00 PM.” She puts the walkie talkie back into her pocket, and looks towards Jenny. “This first test is sort of a defining test--it will test the sensitivity levels of your body.
Just then, two robotic hands pop out of the ceiling and lower themselves to each side of Jenny, and begin poking different areas. They first begin to poke around her sides, giving her an unexpected jolt of laughter.
“Hehehe ti-hahaha-ckling?” She bubbled out, surprised by the skillful fingers of the robotic hands. As the two hands continued exploring Jenny’s upper body, two more hands popped out, this time nearer to her feet. They remove her shoes and socks and begin lightly stroking up and down the soles, this time causing more than giggles out of her.
“HAHHHAHAHAHAHA STO-HAHAHHA IT’S TOOHAHAHAHAH MUCH” Jenny bursts out yelling, as Kathy brings out her walkie talkie and signals for the machines to stop.
As the hands roll back into the ceiling, Kathy begins to unrestrain Jenny.
“Wow, you’re one of our most sensitive subjects yet. It’s only been a few minutes, but I think I’ve collected enough data. Tomorrow, we can begin test 2. Right now, you should get some rest.” Kathy says, before leaving the room.
Jenny was relieved it was over, but she can’t imagine what test 2 would be like if this was just the beginning, she thought to herself, as she fell onto the bed, and into a deep sleep.