>for the moment, Felicia was actually surprisingly quiet, patiently absorbing everything Danny said and enthusiastically nodding along.>but as soon as he’d finished, the floodgates burst once again.
Geez, I know how that can be. Well, not firsthand at least, but I know a lot of people around here don’t really have it too good with their family, but hey! You’re here and doing well for yourself now, right? I mean, you just said that you have a relationship, after all. That’s gotta mean that you’ve got some good stuff in your life right now!
>for a moment, Felicia both actually dropped her smile and took her eyes off of Danny, staring up into the ceiling in quiet contemplation.
...I wonder what being rich is like. Must be nice, huh? I know they say money doesn’t buy happiness, but I’m not sure if that’s totally true. I can think of a lot of ways money can make a lot of people happy.
...Ah, geez, I’ve been talking too much, haven’t I? Sorry, I just get really excited when I meet new people. Words just sorta come out before I can think them all the way through, y’know? I’ll try to settle down a little.
>she then returned her attention back to Danny, her smile promptly returning and her voice picking back up to its usual volume.
Well, to answer your question – nope, totally true! Or mostly true, at least. I’m mostly
human, but my mom’s dad is the demon Naberius. Or Neberos, or Cerberus, or a bunch of other things. Demons get a lot of names, y’know?
But more importantly, wanna see me prove it?
>without waiting for an answer, Felicia’s grin grew even wider for a second as she shifted herself up against the pool wall, tightly gripping the edges of the rim. >then, she closed her eyes and took a deep breath, seemingly preparing herself for god only knows what. whatever it was, it definitely seemed to be pretty strenuous, since Felicia’s eyes squeezed tight and she started making a lot of quiet groans and grunts of exertion.>after a few tense seconds of whatever-the-hell this was, a sudden sharp pop filled the air, and Felicia relaxed again, smiling with a relieved sigh and pointing to the fruits of her efforts;>a pair of absolutely adorable little stubby purple devil horns poking from the sides of her head.
Okay, that’s part one. Now for the real show!
>this time, she rolled over in the water to lay her front against the edge of the pool, slightly pulling herself out of the water and plainly exposing her entire upper and lower back.>well, there was certainly a show being put on.>too bad it’s not one Danny probably would have liked to watch!>Felicia took another deep breath and again forced her body to change, this time unobscured by her hair and allowing Danny full view of just what was happening; three sharp points, two just below her shoulders and one at the very base of her spine, were awkwardly bulging out from Felicia’s skin, like something was trying to force its way out through her flesh.>which, granted, was totally true.>after a few more moments of grunting and struggling, a few more rapid-fire pops filled the air as more new appendages forced their way out of the girl’s body.>just below the ends of her shoulder blades were a pair of cute, if seemingly totally useless, leathery bat-like wings in the same shade of purple as her horns. and along with it sat a spade-tipped tail in the same color, fully completing Felicia’s cutesy cartoonish imp look.
>finally through with straining her body to spawn some of its more extra parts, Felicia herself breathed a sigh of relief.>she then turned to look over her shoulder to shoot Danny a satisfied grin, accompanied with a lazy flap of her wings while her apparently prehensile tail lazily splashed at the water, just to show off how her extra bits were truly fully functional.
So, whaddya think? Pretty cool, right?