Adventures of the Omphale Sisterhood
Written by: Mike Brooklyn
PAGE ONE, PANEL ONE
A college sorority house during the middle of the night. It's a decent sized building, large enough to house four people. Judging from the lack of light coming from the windows, it's safe to say if anyone is home, they are all asleep.
CAPTION: The sorority house of the Omphale Sisterhood. A quartet of college girls with such a love of their midriffs, they named their group after "omphale", the Greek word for "navel".
PAGE ONE, PANEL TWO
We are in the bedroom of Sabreena. Her room looks like that of an exotic Arabian princess. Sabreena herself is a Southern Asia Indian girl, about 20 years old. She has milk chocolate colored skin; long, flowing black hair and doe eyes. She wears a silk, halter top and shorts set with chiffon trim and a rose detail. The silk shorts fall low on her hips. She sleeps without any sheets or blankets on. We can see she naked tummy, complete with a perfectly circular, deep innie bellybutton.
CAPTION: Sabreena, a young student from India. She came to America to further her education. She dreams of teaching belly dancing professional.
PAGE ONE, PANEL THREE
Now we are in the bedroom of Joanie. She's 18 years old. She has long, wavy, almost blood colored red hair, tiny freckles on her face, and a milky white complexion to her skin. Her room is that of someone who you expect is a farmer's daughter. She sleeps without any covers. She wears a short, white, wife beater undershirt that has been purposely cut off so that the hem ends right below her breasts and above her ribs. She wears plaid boxer shorts slung low on her hips. Her bellybutton is oval shaped and has a pronounced rim of skin that goes all around, creating a puckered appearance.
CAPTION: Joanie, who hails from Georgia. She has spent most of her life living on her father's farm.
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Next is the bedroom of Moon, a Japanese girl at age 19. Her eyes are almond shaped, her hair is long, black and tied in pigtails, and her skin is honey in color. She wears a short pink shirt with a generic Japanese anime character on it; the shirt itself falls right at her ribs, and she also has on sexy thong panties. Not one inch of original wall is left as she has covered her walls and ceiling with posters of token anime characters. Of course, she wears no sheets to bed. An outie bellybutton sits in the middle of her exposed midsection; it's half the size of a ping-pong ball.
CAPTION: Moon, a student from Japan. The resident anime/manga fangirl who spends her summers going from anime convention to anime convention, and she is one of the world's best professional costume players.
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Lastly, we are in the bedroom of Bianca. She is an African-American girl, age 21. Her skin is dark chocolate in complexion; her black hair is tied back in a ponytail. She wears only a dark blue sports bra and matching bikini bottoms. Her room is a virtual gym with exercise equipment everywhere. Like all the other girls, she doesn't wear bed covers. Her tummy has a hint of abs, but remains feminine. She has an outie bellybutton that is spiral in design; it resembles a miniature cinnamon bun.
CAPTION: And Bianca, a statuesque beach volleyball player who has her sights set on winning Olympic gold someday.
PAGE TWO, PANEL ONE
Back outside the sorority house, a lightning storm has begun. Rain falls from the sky, with bolts of lightning flashing in the background.
CAPTION: On this night, they will meet an individual with a love of the female navel as intense as their own.
PAGE TWO, PANEL TWO
A bolt of lightning that has stuck close to the ground beings to dissipate, revealing two shadow covered figures. One is in the shape of a man; the other appears to be a small feline.
PAGE THREE, PANEL THREE
With the lightning gone, we now see the figures. The man figure is Raijin, a Japanese God with traditional Japanese attire. He has the face of a Japanese demon, but he doesn't appear to be threatening. He carries a large drum on his back. The feline is Raiju, a curious blue and white colored cat like creature.
CAPTION: Raijin, the Japanese God of Thunder. Legend speaks of his habit of stealing the bellybuttons of moral humans that are foolish enough to sleep with their abdomens exposed during lightning storms. And with him is Raiju, his faithful companion. He has a habit of resting inside the navels of bare bellied sleepers.
PAGE THREE, PANEL FOUR
From a worm's eye view, Raijin points with his long fingernails towards the highest window of the sorority house. Raiju looks in the direction that his master points in.
RAIJIN: Raiju, did I not tell you that coming to America would bring us much entertainment? Already I sense four young females who have dared to sleep with their navels exposed during one of my storms. Quickly, my pet, let us partake of fun at their expense.
PAGE FOUR, PANEL ONE
Still outside the house, in a flash of light, we see Raijin and Raiju disappearing.
PAGE FOUR, PANEL TWO
Now inside Bianca's bedroom, Raijin and Raiju reappear in another flash of light.
PAGE FOUR, PANEL THREE
Bianca sleeps soundly on her back. Raiju floats above her stomach; he smells her cinnamon bun shaped bellybutton. Raijin looks over his pet's shoulder.
RAIJIN: Uh, your taste in beauty is uncanny, Raiju. Feel free to have your merry way with this amazon's navel. I will search the house for the remaining girls.
PAGE FIVE, PANEL ONE
Close-up of Raiju as he licks Bianca's bellybutton. He leaves little hints of saliva.
PAGE FIVE, PANEL TWO
Close-up of Bianca's face, her lips begin to curl from the ticklish sensation of Raiju's licking. She lets out a small moan.
PAGE FIVE, PANEL THREE
Raiju has worked his lips around Bianca's bellybutton and is now sucking on it like a nipple.
PAGE FIVE, PANEL FOUR
Close-up of Bianca's face again, except now she has a full toothy smile on her face. She lets out a small giggle.
PAGE SIX, PANEL ONE
Close up of Bianca's face as her hazel eyes shoot wide open. She is startled.
PAGE SIX, PANEL TWO
Bianca now sits up in her bed. She looks in shock at Raiju. Raiju has stopped playing with Bianca's bellybutton and looks at her with equal surprise.
PAGE SIX, PANEL THREE
Raiju now looks at Bianca with a sweet and innocent face. Bianca's expression has softened.
BIANCA: Ah, actually, you're kind of cute, for a painted
PAGE SIX, PANEL FOUR
Raiju begins to tickle Bianca's bellybutton with the tip of his tail. A huge smile comes across Bianca's face.
BIANCA: Hey, hehe, what are you doing? Wait, hehe, no, hehe, my bellybutton is, hehe, ticklish.
PAGE SIX, PANEL FIVE
Raiju now tickles Bianca's bellybutton with his tail at a more feverish pace. Bianca's back is arched, giving easier access for Raiju to tickle her, as she laughs uncontrollably.
BIANCA: HAHAHA! NOT MY BELLYBUTTON! HAHAHA, I CAN'T STAND IT!
PAGE SEVEN, PANEL ONE
Bianca has grabbed a hold of Raiju's tail, stopping him from tickling her. She tries to regain her composure.
BIANCA: Ha, got your
tail now. No more
PAGE SEVEN, PANEL TWO
Raiju's eyes start to grow blue in color. Bianca still has a hold on his tail, but is settled by the glowing eyes.
BIANCA: Uh-oh, that can't be good.
PAGE SEVEN, PANEL THREE
Little blue bolts of lightning shoot out of Raiju's eyes and zap Bianca on her bellybutton. She starts to laugh again.
BIANCA: HAHAHAHA! THAT'S EVEN WORSE! HAHA, WHAT IS WITH YOU AND, HAHAHA, MY BELLYBUTTON?!
PAGE EIGHT, PANEL ONE
Raijin has entered Joanie's room. A long, serpent like tongue protrudes from his mouth, it licks the inside of Joanie's puckered bellybutton. She giggles in her sleep.
RAIJIN (thought balloon): Hmm, this girl's bellybutton is too sour.
PAGE EIGHT, PANEL TWO
Raijin is now in Moon's room. Same as before, he tastes her ball shaped bellybutton with his snake like tongue. Moon giggles, but remains asleep.
RAIJIN (thought balloon): And this bellybutton is too sweet.
PAGE EIGHT, PANEL THREE
Inside Sabreena's room, Raijin now tastes Sabreena's deep bellybutton with his long tongue. Sabreena giggles in her sleep, like the girls before her.
RAIJIN (thought balloon): Ah, this one has the perfect flavor.
PAGE EIGHT, PANEL FOUR
Raijin looks at Sabreena's tummy at eye level and circles her bellybutton with one of his long fingernails.
RAIJIN (thought balloon): It would be a shame to steal such a perfect navel away from her, but at the same time, I am not ready to part ways with it. I have an idea.
PAGE NINE, PANEL ONE
Raijin has a hand on each side of Sabreena's waist as he lowers his face towards her bellybutton.
PAGE NINE, PANEL TWO
Raijin's head has disappeared inside of Sabreena's bellybutton, his shoulders rest on her stomach. Sabreena lets out a small moan.
PAGE NINE, PANEL THREE
Raijin is now deeper inside Sabreena's navel. Only his legs are protruding from outside the little hole on her tummy. Sabreena now giggles louder, but remains asleep.
PAGE NINE, PANEL FOUR
Only one of Raijin's feet sticks out from Sabreena's bellybutton. She has gone into full laughter, but remains in her deep slumber.
PAGE NINE, PANEL FIVE
Raijin has completely vanished inside of Sabreena's navel. Sabreena has stopped laughing and is now relaxed with a small smile on her face as she sleeps.
PAGE TEN, PANEL ONE
Bianca sits up in her bed. She has covered Raiju's eyes with her hand, stopping the lightning bolts from tickle attacking her bellybutton. She remains her composure again.
I'm going to remove my hand. So help me
if you try to tickle me in any other way, I'm going to
field goal kick you out the window.
PAGE TEN, PANEL TWO
From Bianca's POV, she has removed her hand from over Raiju's eyes. However, Raiju's eyes have turned into colorful rings of blue, green, and purple.
PAGE TEN, PANEL THREE
From Raiju's POV, Bianca's eyes mirror the rings of blue, green, and purple. A vacant, yet happy look is on her face. She is being hypnotized.
PAGE TEN, PANEL FOUR
Bianca's eyes are now closed; she has been put to sleep. She also sports a small smile on her face. Raiju's eyes are normal, cat's eyes again. He gently pushes on Bianca's forehead with his tail, lowering her back into her bed.
PAGE TEN, PANEL FIVE
With Bianca now resting peacefully in her bed, Raiju goes back to licking her spiral bellybutton. Bianca lets out tiny giggles in her sleep.
PAGE ELEVEN, PANEL ONE
It's now the morning. Moon, still dressed as she was when asleep, enters Bianca's room. She rubs one of her chestnut colored eyes.
CAPTION: The next morning
MOON: Bianca! Time to rise and shine, my fellow outielicious friend!
PAGE ELEVEN, PANEL TWO
Moon is the foreground, with her back to us. In the background is Bianca, awake and sitting up in bed. Lying asleep on top of her stomach is Raiju.
Bianca: I don't know what this thing is, but get it off of me!
PAGE ELEVEN, PANEL THREE
Bianca is still in bed with Raiju sitting on her tummy. Raiju is now awake and has an expression of joy on his face. Moon closely examines the magical creature.
MOON: Where did it come from?
BIANCA: I don't know, I thought it was some dream I had last night. It showed up and it would not stop tickling my bellybutton. The last thing I remember was
I don't know, a rainbow or something, but then I woke up and it was still here.
PAGE ELEVEN, PANEL FOUR
Moon now holds Raiju up in her hands. Raiju seems rather pleased to get this attention.
MOON: Wait a minute, now I know where I have seen this little guy before. In Japan, we have this myth about a lightning animal called Raiju. Legend has it he likes to sleep inside and play with the navels of humans during thunder storms. This must be him.
PAGE TWELVE, PANEL ONE
Moon and Bianca enter Sabreena's room. Raiju is lying across Moon's shoulders like a feathered boa. Sabreena is standing up with her hands on her stomach and her silver colored eyes looking down towards her naked bellybutton. Joanie is also awake and looking into Sabreena's navel with her green eyes.
MOON: Good morning, girls! What 'cha doing?
JOANIE: Sabreena says it feels like something is inside her bellybutton, but I can't see anything.
PAGE TWELVE, PANEL TWO
Moon hands Raiju over to Joanie. Joanie looks at Raiju with confusion.
MOON: I think I know what the problem is. Here, take this little guy for me, will you?
JOANIE: Um, sure. Hey here
little fella. You're a cute
whatever you are.
PAGE TWELVE, PANEL THREE
Moon is on her knees and is inserting one of her index fingers into Sabreena's bellybutton. Sabreena bites her lip slightly as this is happening.
MOON: This is going to tickle a little, but you have to trust me.
SABREENA: Hehe, sure, I trust you, hehe.
PAGE TWELVE, PANEL FOUR
Moon has somehow managed to insert her arm up to her elbow inside Sabreena's bellybutton. Sabreena is laughing uncontrollably.
MOON: Okay, that shouldn't be possible. That proves Raijin must be behind this.
SABREENA: Hahaha, who!? Hahaha!
PAGE TWELVE, PANEL FIVE
In the foreground, Moon has pulled Raijin's head out of Sabreena's bellybutton. She has a hold of him by his hair. Sabreena is amazed. In the background, Bianca and Joanie are equally shocked. Joanie is still holding Raiju.
MOON: Raijin, the Japanese God of Thunder. He just loves toying with bellybuttons while their human owners sleep at night.
RAIJIN: Right you are, my dear. You have exposed me, and so my ruse is over.
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL ONE
We're now in the living room area of the house. It's your average living space with couches and a TV with an entertainment system. The Girls have changed their clothing. Sabreena now wears a dark purple cropped top and matching sweat pants low on her hips. Joanie wears a short sleeved plaid shirt with the shirt tails tied up in a knot, and denim cut-off shorts. Moon wears a type of Japanese schoolgirl outfit, a blue skirt with a sailor like white top, cropped below her bust line. Bianca wears a white Speedo bikini. The Girls stand in front of Raijin as he makes himself comfortable on their main couch, with Raiju resting at his feet.
CAPTION: A few moments later
MOON: So, Lord Raijin, what are you doing here in America?
RAIJIN: I grow bored with my duties in the Land of the Rising Sun. I decided to travel around the world and find amusement wherever I could. This brought me to your home. After all the entertainment you provided me last night, I think I shall have an extended stay here before returning home.
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL TWO
Raijin and Bianca are face to face. Raijin is still on the couch. Monique has her arms crossed and is not very pleased with what she is hearing.
BIANCA: Oh, good for you. But guess what, I don't care what you are or why you're here. We're not going to let you make yourself at home if you're going to molest us in our sleep.
RAIJIN: That is a shame, for you see, the only way to get rid of me is to pay me tribute. All each of you has to do is offer me a material possession, and Raiju and I will be on our way home.
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL THREE
Bianca is now really in Raijin's face. She's pretty ticked off, but he is even more relaxed.
BIANCA: No way! Our options are either let you stay and tickle us whenever you like or we give you gifts and you'll back off?! How is that fair?! You win either way!
RAIJIN: I never said anything about being fair. And you should watch your tone when speaking to a God, my dear.
BIANCA: Or else what?!
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL FOUR
Raijin, still on the couch, now points to Sabreena and Bianca with his index fingers. The two girls are facing each other and are being forced against their wills to move towards each other. Their backs are arched so that when they collide, their stomachs will take the blunt of the impact.
RAIJIN: Or else, this!
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL FIVE
The bare bellies of Sabreena and Bianca are pushed together.
PAGE THIRTEEN, PANEL SIX
A close-up reveals that Bianca's outie bellybutton has interlocked with Sabreena's innie bellybutton. They are stuck together.
PAGE FOURTEEN, PANEL ONE
Sabreena and Bianca try to push each other away, but they are still joined at their navels. Raijin smiles from the couch.
SABREENA: What did you do?
RAIJIN: Oh, just a trick I learned from a visit to China. Perhaps you have heard of the Chinese Finger Trip? The more you struggle, the tighter the grip will get. That is, unless you apologize for your rude outburst.
BIANCA: Forget it!
PAGE FOURTEEN, PANEL TWO
Raijin now uses his index fingers to point at Moon and Joanie, causing their arms to rise up into the air as if they were trapped by invisible bonds.
RAIJIN: As you wish. I have other methods that are just as convincing.
PAGE FOURTEEN, PANEL THREE
Raijin uses the nails of his index fingers to tickle Joanie's puckered innie bellybutton and Moon's ball outie bellybutton. The two girls are helpless with their arms suspended in the air. All they can do is laugh.
RAIJIN: Apologize, or you and your friends will continue to suffer.
JOANIE: HAHAHA! DO WHAT HE WANTS, BIANCA! HAHAHA!
MOON: HAHAHA, YEAH, HAHA, YOU CAN'T, HAHA, STOP HIM THIS WAY!
PAGE FOURTEEN, PANEL FOUR
A close-up of Joanie's and Moon's bellybuttons as they are being tickled by Raijin's fingernails.
PAGE FIFTEEN, PANEL ONE
In the foreground, Sabreena and Bianca continue to struggle to break away from each other. In the background, Raijin snaps his fingers.
SABREENA: For crying out loud, Bianca, just say you're sorry!
BIANCA: Okay! I'll say it! I'm sorry!
RAIJIN: There, was that so bad? You are free!
PAGE FIFTEEN, PANEL TWO
Sabreena and Bianca are able to pull apart from each other. They are both relieved by this. Their unlocking bellybuttons make a loud popping sound.
SABREENA: That's good. I was worried we were going to become conjoined bellybutton twins. Although I must say, Monique, I never knew your skin was so soft and smooth, even with that little four pack of abs that you have.
BIANCA: Oh, shut up, Bree.
PAGE FIFTEEN, PANEL THREE
Joanie's and Moon's arms are free. They use their hands to rub the ticklish sensation away from their tummies.
JOANIE: I thought I was going to pass out from all that laughing.
MOON: I was almost starting to like it. I haven't been tickled like that since I was a kid.
PAGE FIFTEEN, PANEL FOUR
Raijin holds Raiju in his arms as they are being to fade away. The Girls watch on as this happens.
RAIJIN: Then we have reached an agreement. I am free to live among you until you pay me a proper tribute.
MOON: If that's true, Lord Raijin, then why are you leaving?
RAIJIN: Oh, I am not leaving; I am simply making myself invisible. Think of how much that will increase the fun that I will have with you.
PAGE FIFTEEN, PANEL FIVE
Raijin and Raiju have completely disappeared from sight. The Girls can only stand around in awe of the situation they are in.
JOANIE: So this guy is going to be tickling us when we can't see it coming, and our entire wardrobes are nothing but bare belly clothes? We're screwed!
PAGE SIXTEEN, PANEL ONE
We're in Sabreena's room. She is dressed a green, tradition belly dancer outfit. She is removing an emerald jewel from a jewelry box on her dresser.
CAPTION: Later that afternoon
SABREENA (thought balloon): Ah, there it is; my lucky emerald belly jewel.
PAGE SIXTEEN, PANEL TWO
Sabreena inserting the emerald into her deep navel. It's a perfect fit.
SABREENA (thought balloon): Ha, I'd like to see Raijin try to tickle my bellybutton now.
PAGE SIXTEEN, PANEL THREE
Raiju appears before Sabreena, he floats in mid-air. Sabreena smiles and points to her bejeweled navel.
SABREENA: Ah, Raiju. How about you do me a favor and tell your master that I've outwitted him? My bellybutton is safe from him, so long as I'm wearing this emerald.
PAGE SIXTEEN, PANEL FOUR
From Sabreena's POV, Raiju's eyes become the hypnotic colored rings and this time, the colors are blue, yellow, and green.
PAGE SIXTEEN, PANEL FIVE
From Raiju's POV, Sabreena's eyes mirror the blue, yellow, and green rings. She has a goofy smile on her face as she falls into a trace.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL ONE
Sabreena, now fully under Raiju's spell, has her eyes closed and the silly smile remains on her face. She is removing the belly jewel from her navel. Raiju's eyes are back to their normal cat form.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL TWO
Sabreena does a backbend with Raiju behind her, guiding her to the floor with his tail against her back.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL THREE
Now with Sabreena lying on the floor with her knees bent, Raiju floats right above her, the tip of his tail hangs directly above her bellybutton. Sabreena's stomach is sucked in.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL FOUR
Sabreena has arched her back while doing a belly roll. This allows Raiju's tail to enter her bellybutton. Sabreena giggles from being tickled.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL FIVE
The same as Panel Three, with Sabreena's stomach sucked in and Raiju's tail hanging above her bellybutton.
PAGE SEVENTEEN, PANEL SIX
Same as Panel Four, with Sabreena doing a belly roll, causing her to arch her back and allow Raiju to tickle her bellybutton with his tail. She giggles.
PAGE EIGHTEEN, PANEL ONE
Sabreena now does another backbend, but this time Raiju is lifting her up to her feet by pushing her from behind her back with his tail.
PAGE EIGHTEEN, PANEL TWO
Now that she's standing up, Sabreena sucks her stomach in like before when she was lying down. Again, Raiju has positioned the tip of his tail so it is mere inches away from Sabreena's navel.
PAGE EIGHTEEN, PANEL THREE
Sabreena does a belly roll, causing Raiju's tail to enter her bellybutton. She laughs.
PAGE EIGHTEEN, PANEL FOUR
Same as Panel Two, with Sabreena sucking her stomach in and Raiju waiting with his tail at the ready.
PAGE EIGHTEEN, PANEL FIVE
The same as Panel Three, with Sabreena doing a belly roll so that Raiju is able to tickle her in her navel. She laughs again.
PAGE NINETEEN, PANEL ONE
Raiju gives Sabreena's bellybutton a lick with his tongue. She laughs harder.
PAGE NINETEEN, PANEL TWO
Raiju is starting to fade away. Sabreena is coming out of her trace as her eyes open.
SABREENA: Mmm, what
PAGE NINETEEN, PANEL THREE
Raiju is gone. Sabreena is startled as she inserts one of her index fingers inside her navel.
SABREENA (thought balloon): What happened to my emerald?! And why is my bellybutton all wet?
PAGE NINETEEN, PANEL FOUR
Sabreena has withdrawn her finger from bellybutton. The tip of her finger has traces of saliva on it. She appears upset.
SABREENA (thought balloon): It looks like I underestimated that little, blue menace.
PAGE TWENTY, PANEL ONE
We are on a beach. There's white sand and blue ocean in the background. In the foreground is Bianca, dressed in a red Speedo bikini. She is playing tetherball, a game in which a volleyball is attached by a thin rope to a metal pole. She holds the volleyball in one hand as she prepares to hit the ball with her other hand.
CAPTION: Meanwhile, at the local beach
PAGE TWENTY, PANEL TWO
From Bianca's POV, Raijin's head has appeared on the volleyball. He has an evil smile on his face.
RAIJIN: Having fun, are we?
PAGE TWENTY, PANEL THREE
Bianca frowns with her hands on hips as Raijin's head floats in mid-air and the rest of his body starts to fade in beneath him. The volleyball is being held in one of Raijin's faded hands.
BIANCA: Oh, great, it's you again. If you don't mind, I'm trying to practice my volleyball skills.
RAIJIN: Come now, surely being graced with my presence is not that intolerable. You should feel honored to know that among your friends, I respect you the most. Not many mortals are bold enough to challenge me as you did.
PAGE TWENTY, PANEL FOUR
Raijin is now completely visible. He floats behind Bianca. She turns around to face him. The volleyball is still in Raijin's hands.
BIANCA: So you respect me, eh? Or maybe it's that out of the four of us, I'm your favorite plaything.
RAIJIN: Yes, you are a clever one. I must admit, while I did allow my pet, Raiju, to have his merry way with your navel, I desired to play with it as well. However, I was not given the opportunity
PAGE TWENTY-ONE, PANEL ONE
Raijin tickles Bianca's bellybutton with one his fingernails. Bianca laughs out loud, unaware that Raijin is backing her up against the metal pole behind her. Raijin still holds the volleyball in his other hand.
BIANCA: HAHA! NO, STOP! LEAVE, HAHA, MY BELLYBUTTON, HAHA, ALONE!
RAIJIN: Are we that quick to forget that you cannot order the great Raijin to do anything? I do as I please, and playing with your navel pleases me very much.
PAGE TWENTY-ONE, PANEL TWO
Raijin now has Bianca leaning up against the pole. He holds her in place with his hand over her tummy as he throws the volleyball with his other hand.
RAIJIN: I prefer to have my victims be sleep while I play with them, but for you, I have an idea for how to keep you from resisting me.
BIANCA: What are you doing?
PAGE TWENTY-ONE, PANEL THREE
The volleyball swings around Bianca and the pole, causing the rope to coil itself around Bianca, binding her to the pole. Raijin looks on with delight as Bianca panics.
RAIJIN: Oh yes, this is a great improvement to your boring game.
PAGE TWENTY-ONE, PANEL FOUR
The volleyball has stopped rotating and is fully coiled around Bianca, tying her to the pole. Her bare midriff is perfectly framed between the ropes. Raijin kneels down to look at her navel as he wiggles his fingernails.
RAIJIN: And now, my dearest, it is time to hear that enchanting laughter of yours.
BIANCA: NO! DON'T!
PAGE TWENTY-TWO, PANEL ONE
Extreme of Raijin's fingernail tickling the middle Bianca's spiral bellybutton.
BIANCA (off panel): HAHAHA, HAHAHA, HAHAHA!
PAGE TWENTY-TWO, PANEL TWO
Another extreme close-up of Raijin tickling Bianca's bellybutton, this time his fingernail traces circles around the helpless navel. Bianca's stomach is quivering.
BIANCA (off panel): Haha, you can't do this
haha, it's not right, haha.
RAIJIN (off panel): I am a God; I am beyond that which you humans consider right and wrong.
PAGE TWENTY-TWO, PANEL THREE
Extreme close-up of Raijin's index fingernails spreading the folds of skin of Bianca's bellybutton open. His thumbnails reach inside to tickle the skin deep inside the center of her navel. Sweat drops begin to form on Bianca's stomach.
BIANCA (off panel): HAHAHA! I CAN'T, HAHA, TAKE MUCH MORE OF, HAHA, THIS!
RAIJIN (off panel): I will be the judge of that.
PAGE TWENTY-TWO, PANEL FOUR
Extreme close-up of Raijin's serpent tongue caressing Bianca's bellybutton. Bianca's tummy is both sweating and quivering.
BIANCA (off panel): NOT THE TONGUE! HAHA, I CAN'T STAND THIS, HAHA!
RAIJIN (off panel): Do I detect a hint of cinnamon? Why, I believe I do!
PAGE TWENTY-THREE, PANEL ONE
Raijin now stands up to be at eye level with Bianca. She is tired and out of breath. Her face is covered with sweat.
RAIJIN: My sweet, have I tired you out? That is quite all right, you have amused me enough for today.
PAGE TWENTY-THREE, PANEL TWO
Raijin begins to uncoil the rope around Bianca. She looks like she's ready to fall sleep right there.
PAGE TWENTY-THREE, PANEL THREE
Bianca is free from the ropes. Her eyes are closed and she slides down the pole to the sandy ground below her. Raijin is beginning to fade away.
PAGE TWENTY-THREE, PANEL FOUR
Raijin has vanished. Bianca sits on the ground with her head against the pole; she's sound asleep.
PAGE TWENTY-FOUR, PANEL ONE
We're on a country farm. In the background is a generic looking barnyard scenery. In the foreground is Joanie, wearing a yellow, cropped, peasant top and a denim skirt. She's all smiles about being home.
CAPTION: The following day
JOANIE (thought balloon): It's good to be back home on daddy's farm for the weekend. That mean, old Raijin won't bother me here.
PAGE TWENTY-FOUR, PANEL TWO
Raiju appears by Joanie's feet. She kneels down to greet him and she appears to be happy to see him.
JOANIE: Hey there, Raiju. Were you following me this whole time? I'd take you hanging around with me over Raijin any day.
PAGE TWENTY-FOUR, PANEL THREE
From Joanie's POV, Raiju's eyes have become rings of blue, red, and white.
PAGE TWENTY-FOUR, PANEL FOUR
From Raiju's POV, Joanie's eyes mirror the red, white, and blue colored rings. Her mouth is ajar and there's a dumbfounded expression on her face.
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL ONE
Joanie, now fully in a trace with her eyes closed, is standing in front of a white and black colored baby calf. She has a peach in one of her hands. Raiju, whose eyes are normal cat's eyes again, is floating over her head.
CAPTION: Moments later
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL TWO
A close-up of Joanie's tummy, as she squashes the peach in her hand, allowing the juices to drip onto her bare belly flesh.
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL THREE
The baby calf licks the peach juice off of Joanie's stomach with its large tongue. Joanie laughs out loud from this. Raiju watches from overhead.
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL FOUR
Joanie is now lying down and is surrounded by six chickens. She is holding a handful of chickenfeed. Raiju watches from overhead.
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL FIVE
A close-up of Joanie's belly as she pours the chickenfeed into her puckered navel, creating a small mountain for the chickens to eat from.
PAGE TWENTY-FIVE, PANEL SIX
The chickens are now peaking away at the chickenfeed inside of Joanie's bellybutton. Joanie laughs as Raiju watches overhead.
PAGE TWENTY-SIX, PANEL ONE
Joanie is still lying down on the ground, but the chickens are all gone now that they are finished with the chickenfeed. Raiju is beginning to fade away.
PAGE TWENTY-SIX, PANEL TWO
Raiju is gone. Joanie's eyes open widely, although she is still lying on the ground.
JOANIE (thought balloon): What, what just happened?
PAGE TWENTY-SIX, PANEL THREE
Joanie now sits up and is inserting one of her index fingers into her bellybutton. She is confused.
JOANIE (thought balloon): Why does my tummy smell like a peach, and what's this inside my bellybutton?
PAGE TWENTY-SIX, PANEL FOUR
Joanie is stilling sitting up, but is now examining a pellet of chickenfeed in between her index finger and thumb.
JOANIE (thought balloon): Chickenfeed?! How did that get in there? Why do I have the feeling I've been hoodwinked?
PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN, PANEL ONE
We're inside Moon's room. She is standing in front of a full figure mirror while wearing one of her cosplaying costumes. She's dressed as a jungle girl. The costume is a loincloth bikini with a tiger print pattern. She also holds two of her fingers up in a "V for victory" hand gesture.
CAPTION: Meanwhile, back at the sorority house
MOON (thought balloon): Moony, get your acceptance speech ready, because this look is going to win you first place at next month's anime convention.
PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN, PANEL TWO
From Moon's POV, Raijin appears as the reflection in the mirror.
RAIJIN: That attire only increases your natural beauty, Moon.
PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN, PANEL THREE
Raijin is stepping out of the mirror. Moon seems pleased to see him.
MOON: Lord Raijin, I was just thinking about you.
RAIJIN: Is that so? You are glad to see me?
MOON: I'll let you in on a little secret. What I said yesterday was true, I do enjoy being tickled.
PAGE TWENTY-SEVEN, PANEL FOUR
Raijin is completely outside of the mirror. He glides his long fingernails across Moon's naked midsection in a non-threatening manner. Moon is smiling.
RAIJIN: I expected that you would understand me. No doubt you are aware of your native Japan's belief that the navel is the center of your body's vital activity.
MOON: Oh yeah, I know about that. In fact, we revere our bellybuttons so much that women in Japan have this surgery done to change their "ugly" outies into "perfect" innies. Not me, I love my outie for being different. Even when kids made fun of me for having one, I still loved it, and I loved it even more when they would tickle me there. It felt so good.
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, PANEL ONE
Raijin has his hands on Moon's shoulders. Moon seems rather trusting of him.
RAIJIN: I admire a woman who is so proud of her natural beauty. However, your friends make me feel unwelcomed in your home.
MOON: You have to admit, being humbled by a God can be
um humbling. But, I'll make a deal with you
you tickle my bellybutton for one whole minute. If I can go the whole sixty seconds without laughing, you have to leave us alone. If I laugh, you can stay here until we pay you your tribute. How's that for a deal?
RAIJIN: I accept!
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, PANEL TWO
Extreme close-up of Moon's stomach. She has her hands on her hips as Raijin's index fingernail tickles the center of her ball outie bellybutton.
CAPTION: 60 seconds remaining
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, PANEL THREE
Close-up of Moon's face while she's being tickled. She has her eyes closed shut and she is biting her lower lip.
CAPTION: 44 seconds remaining
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, PANEL FOUR
Another close-up of Moon's face. One of her eyes is twitching and she's sucking her cheeks inward like she has tasted a lemon. She is beginning to sweat.
CAPTION: 25 seconds remaining
PAGE TWENTY-EIGHT, PANEL FIVE
Yet another close-up of Moon's face. She has given in. Her head is thrown back as she laughs out loud.
MOON: HAHAHA! I GIVE UP, I GIVE UP! HAHA! YOU WIN, YOU CAN STAY, HAHA!
CAPTION: She caved in with only 8 seconds remaining.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL ONE
We're in the living room of the sorority house. Raijin and Raiju are sitting on the main couch. All four of the Girls are standing in front of them. The Girls are dressed in bikinis, Sabreena in blue, Bianca in purple, Joanie in green, and Moon in black. The Girls also have their hands behind their backs.
MOON: Lord Raijin, we decided it's in our best interests to pay you the tribute you asked for. This way, we don't need to be afraid of drowning in the ocean if you tickle us while we go to the beach today.
RAIJIN: Ah, finally, you girls are using your wisdom for once. What gifts have you for me?
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL TWO
Moon hands Raijin a small golden trophy. Despite the trophy's size, Raijin seems pleased.
MOON: This was the first award I ever won for cosplaying. I hope you don't mind that it's for third place.
RAIJIN: Oh, shiny! I accept your tribute. You are free from my bond.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL THREE
Sabreena hands Raijin a topaz colored gem. Raijin is as pleased as before.
SABREENA: This is a topaz bellybutton plug that I used during my first belly dancing lessons. I have a collection, so you can have this one.
RAIJIN: Oh, this is even shinier! I accept your tribute. You are free from my bond.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL FOUR
Joanie hands Raijin a straw hat. Raijin seems mildly pleased.
JOANIE: This is my favorite straw hat, Mister Raijin. It's all yours now!
RAIJIN: Um, yes, it is quite
I believe is the word. I accept your tribute. You are free of my bond.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL FIVE
Raijin now wears the ridiculous straw hat on his head. Bianca hands Raijin a volleyball. The ball is very worn out and is being held together by duct tape. Raijin is not amused. Raiju looks at the ball with excitement.
BIANCA: This is my first volleyball from when I was four years old. I've kept it ever since, but hell, I can't use it. Here, enjoy.
PAGE TWENTY-NINE, PANEL SIX
Raiju plays with the worn out volleyball with his paws, like a cat that plays with a ball of yarn. Raijin watches his pet having fun.
RAIJIN: Your lackluster gift brings joy to my loyal Raiju. I accept your tribute. You
are free from my bond.
PAGE THIRTY, PANEL ONE
From the Girls' POV, Raijin stands up with Raiju resting across his shoulders. The straw hat is on Raijin's head, the trophy is in one of his hands, the volleyball is tucked under his other arm and the topaz gem is being held in Raiju's mouth.
RAIJIN: The four of you have entertained my pet and I greatly over these past two days. However, now that you have honored me with your gifts, I will keep my promise and take my leave of you. Farewell. But, remember, I cannot promise you will not see me again if any of you sleep with your navels exposed during one of my storms.
PAGE THIRTY, PANEL TWO
Still from the Girls' POV, Raijin and Raiju are glowing in a blue aura.
PAGE THIRTY, PANEL THREE
Still from the Girls' POV, Raijin and Raiju have become a ball of blue lightning.
PAGE THIRTY, PANEL FOUR
From the Girls' POV, the blue lightning ball falls out of a window and into the sky. The lightning ball leaves a trail of blue light behind it, like a comet.
PAGE THIRTY-ONE, PANEL ONE
The Girls stand in the living room, glad that the mythological figures are gone.
SABREENA: There they go.
BIANCA: Yeah, now we can sleep without waking up with anything weird in or on our bellybuttons.
MOON: I don't know, the tickling wasn't that bad.
JOANIE: We don't need a God to tickle us, Moony; it's much more fun when we do it ourselves.
PAGE THIRTY-ONE, PANEL TWO
The Girls give each other sly smiles and winks.
PAGE THIRTY-ONE, PANEL THREE
The Girls stand in a circle and tickle each other in their bellybuttons. Sabreena tickles Bianca, Bianca tickles Moon, Moon tickles Joanie, and Joanie tickles Sabreena. They all have huge smiles on their faces as they giggle.
PAGE THIRTY-TWO, PANEL ONE
Close-up on the window that Raijin and Raiju flew out of. Raijin's hand is seen coming out of one side of the window, while Raiju's tail peeks out from the other side of the window.
PAGE THIRTY-TWO, PANEL TWO
Raijin and Raiju look through the window, watching the Girls have their fun.
PAGE THIRTY-TWO, PANEL THREE
Raijin and Raiju look at us, the readers. They both have smiles on their faces, and Raijin even winks an eye at us.
RAIJIN: You did not really believe I was going to leave, did you?
CAPTION: The End?