The stench was so strong that the two girls had to wear a scarf over their noses to keep conscious, but even so, the pile of socks smelled so horrible that Tiffany and Eve felt dizzy as they put the socks into the washing machine as quickly as possible! Especially Eve was pretty overstrained by the work Alana had given them to clear their guilt... Even with the filtered air through the scarf every breath seemed to weaken her whole body as the reek conquered her nose! The room moved before Eve's eyes as if she was drunk and she even thought to see a green gas cloud ascending from the socks...
"T-This is just... unreal...", she gasped as Tiffany put the last socks into the washer, "I mean, Alana said that these were the socks from the last week, but I've counted almost fifty pair of socks!"
"Well", Tiffany answered, "I guess she had to change them several times a day, or otherwise the stench would easily knock out the entire school!" She laughed sardonic although even she didn't know if that was a joke or not. Although she had to smell Alana's foot odor several times in the last weeks and way more than she wanted, it was a shock every time and it was absolutely impossible to get used to the stench!
"B-But, that would mean that she changed her socks more than six times a day! How could they stink so bad just after a few hours?", Eve asked in disbelief.
"I really don't know", Tiffany answered, "Maybe a horde of skunks have sprayed her feet when she was a child, but I think that even a skunk would escape from the stench of her feet!"
Eve laughed, but on the other side, she felt a bit pity for Alana... With such an extreme foot odor, she had to have a pretty hard childhood...
After the washing machine was ready, Tiffany ordered Eve to open it. She on the other side took some steps away from the washer and put her scarf back over her nose as her friend opened the door...
"Okay, I've put an extra portion washing powder into the washer, to make sure that these socks won't... *ugh*...*ugh* ... how... is this... possible?", Eve gasped as the stench from the open washing machine hit her totally unaware and almost knocked her out! The stench wasn't as intense as before, but still extremely bad! Tiffany grinned as she saw the gasping Eve trying to close the washing machine again.
"Well", Tiffany said, "I guess we have to wash them again..."
But even after the second run, Alana's socks stank worse than Tiffanies after a whole workout day at the gym and Tiffany knew (although she would never admit) that her feet also could smell pretty bad...
After the third washing, the socks were at least bearable, even if they couldn't get the whole stench out of it (Eve would say they smelled like her own socks after wearing them for two days...).
As the girls packed the socks back into the box to bring them back to Alana, Eve started to moan: "Geez, I couldn't bear that every week! How could socks smell that inhumanly bad? I wish I would have a nose like my cousin..."
"Your cousin?", Tiffany asked, "What's with her?"
"Oh, well, my cousin Dora was ill two years ago and after that she has lost almost her entire sense of smell. Pretty bad for her because she has worked in a perfumery before and had to change her job after that..."
"Hm," Tiffany answered, "That's interesting... Maybe we could use this to escape from this cruel punishment..."
Meanwhile, Alana and Itsuko were in Alana's room and the tiny Japanese girl was pretty excited because of a package she had ordered from her old home in Tokyo...
"Finally, it's there!", she shouted and Alana watched her opening the package.
"Yeah...", Alana answered carefully, "It's there... But, what exactly is it?"
The thing Itsuko took from the package looked like a measuring instrument, with a digital display, some buttons and some sensors, Alana guessed.
"Well, this is the newest device to measure stench! You hold something against the sensor here, and it shows the intensity of the odor it has! It's a pretty universal device to measure all sorts of smells, but the funny thing is, it has an extra function for foot odor!"
Now Alana had to laugh. Obviously Itsuko, who had a fable for technical things of all kinds, would like a device like this!
"So, as the owner, why wouldn't you try it out first?", Alana asked.
A bit disappointed, Itsuko nodded. She couldn't await to measure Alana's foot odor, but maybe it was better to keep the best till the end...
So, after Itsuko had checked to instruction manual and pressed some buttons, she took her shoe off and hold it against the machine.
"The manual says that the average value of foot odor is five. But I was pretty lazy the last days and haven't changed my socks since four days, so I'm pretty curious of my score..."
After some seconds, as the machine had recognized that there was something to measure, the digital display started to blink and then the number appeared with a short Japanese text under it...
Alana grinned as she saw the number while Itsuko translated the text:
"Zero... Congratulations! Your feet are fresh like a spring breeze!"
"It seems like it would take some time until you could compete with me", Alana laughed as she saw the disbelieving look of Itsuko as she read the number again...
"So, let's find out, if my feet also smell so fresh as yours..."
But before Alana could take her shoe off, the door opened and Emma and Morgan came in. Emma came directly from her basketball training and on her way back she had met Morgan who wanted to lend a video game from her. After the events with Sarah and Morgan, Emma wanted to meet the girl who thought that Alana had 'stolen' her title as the girl with the stinkiest feet. After some chitchat, they became friends, although Morgan was a bit disappointed that Emma didn't react this much at her foot odor like her friend Sarah because Emma already knew the much worse foot odor of her roommate Alana...
After a short explanation what they were doing, Morgan also wanted to try the device. But first, she wanted Emma to try it out: "Come on, Emma! I have to know how many times smellier my feet are in comparison to yours!"
"Oh, I don't know...", Emma replied. In contrast to Morgan, Emma wasn't proud of her foot odor, although she knew that her feet could reek pretty bad, especially after training, like now...
Alana laughed about Emma's hesitant reaction: "Don't be a frog, Emma, that will be funny! And even if your feet should smell a bit, you always know that mine are by far worse! Well, while you try out the device a bit more, I'll have to go to the bathroom..."
And so, after Alana had vanished, Emma took her shoe off and hold her sweaty foot against the sensor. Itsuko had to smile a bit as the stench reached her nose... Although the smell was nothing in comparison to Alana's foot odor, Itsuko would have been glad to find a girl with such an intense stench before she had met Alana.
Then the device got the result: "11 points. Your feet really smell bad, please wash them as soon as possible!", Itsuko read from the display.
Emma blushed and quickly put her shoes back on her feet.
"Wow", Morgan laughed, "Not bad at all! I hope my feet could beat that score! Not that I have to worry about another candidate for the 'smelliest feet' title!"
But after Morgan took her shoe off, it was clear who would win this 'contest'... The stench that pullulated from her dirty sock was way stronger than Emma's! Emma groaned and hold her nose as the scent hit her!
"25 points! Be careful or your foot odor might knock someone out!", Itsuko read the display and Morgan grinned: "Well this is the pay for a hard training and not changing the socks for four days! Let's see if Alana could beat me this time!"
Itsuko smiled. 'I wonder what Morgan would say if she would know that I haven't changed my socks for four days, too?'
"By the way, what takes Alana so long?", Morgan asked.
"Don't worry, I'm ready", Alana answered as she came back from the bathroom. "Sorry for keep you waiting. I hope that you won't be too disappointed of my score..."
And so, eventually, Alana was ready too measure her foot odor... Emma and even Morgan took some steps away from the device as Alana took her shoe off. Emma had smelled her roommates foot odor many times before, but the stench was every time a shock! And although Morgan was proud of her stinky feet and said she could bear a lot of stench, she remembered Alana's foot stench from the last time, which had almost knocked her out even if she stood several feet away from her...
The only person who seemed to be totally unimpressed by Alana's horrible feet was Itsuko. As the other girls hold there noses as Alana's foot odor conquered the room and totally outmatched Morgan's stench, the tiny Japanese girl watched the display... The device seemed to need much more time to measure than before. Finally, the score and a pretty long text appeared: "96 points! Your stench is extreme! If really your feet reek this horrible and not an artificial odor you hold against the sensor, you really have to use some bottles of foot spray, at least!"
Emma and Morgan stared at the display and even Alana seemed to be shocked at the result: "B-But I've just washed my feet as hard as I could! I've even used a new super strong foot spray!", she stuttered.
Now Morgan seemed to be a bit offended: "Oh, you're kidding, don't you? How could your feet smell almost four times worse then mine if you have just washed them? The device can't be right, I have to test it by myself..."
And with these words, Morgan stepped forward, grabbed Alana's foot and took a deep breath...
The instant Alana's foot stench arrived at Morgan's nose, she wished that she had just believed the device... Although Morgan was pretty used to stinky feet like her own, Alana's foot odor was indescribably worse! Morgan gasped and thought she would suffocate, as the stench made the room rotate around her!
"Jesus!", she groaned as she reeled back to Emma, as far away from Alana's feet as possible! Alana blushed as she put her shoe back on her foot, but after some seconds, Morgan had recovered and smiled at her: "Don't worry, I'm fine! But your foot odor is in a totally different league then my own, so I admit that you're the real queen of stinky feet in our school!"
As the girls in the school had fun to measure their foot odor and some of them wished to smell less, Dora, Eve's cousin, was at her doctor and tried to smell anything at all...
"Okay, that's the highest dose... do you smell something?", the doctor, a young woman, asked. The smell of roses was so strong that she felt dizzy, although she was some feet away from her patient.
"No... Sorry, it's the same as last time...", Dora answered.
The doctor sighed: "Sorry, but I have to order some stronger samples. We know that your scent of smell isn't totally gone, but we have to find something strong enough, so you could train your nose!"
Dora nodded, a bit sad. She had almost given up to smell anything at all anymore, but at least she had to try everything.
"Thanks doc. Call me, when the new samples are here!"
As Dora went back to her home, her mobile phone ringed. It was Eve:
"Hi, Dora, how are you?", her cousin started.
"Oh, hi Eve! Well, fine as always. I was just at the doctor, but she said that if I want to have a chance to get my scent back, they have to find something strong enough that I could smell in my current condition."
"Oh, that's a pretty coincidence! Maybe I could help you at your problem and you could also help me with a problem I have..."