Zoinks! by Dale Culp

A WebFiction Published Thrice Weekly

The enthralling, true tale of a trans girl just trying to get by and make the most of her life.

Also, she hunts ghosts and occasionally solves mysteries.

New to Zoinks!? Start at the beginning.

Chapter 1 - Act 5 - "Well, That Happened"

"For the hundredth time, I swear," Valeria says to me, as she sits on my bed with a laptop. A camera is mounted on a tripod at the foot of the bed, and I'm pretty nervous about where this might be going. "It's totally anonymous."

"Hell, I don't know about this at all," I say. "Everyone can see my face!"

"Why don't you turn on the heat? It's cold in here!"

"Heat costs money."

"You wanna freeze to death?"

"Well, no. I'm just not sure if having heat is worth my dignity."

"Dignity? Hey, I take off my clothes for money, and I still got plenty of dignity! I paid off my degree doing stuff like this. Can you say that? How much you still owe on your loans?"

I sigh, deeply. My breath is clearly visible in the freezing air. "They pay a lot?"

"Good enough that you can turn up that damn thermostat, already. Now do it and get back over here. I'm gonna introduce you to my regulars."

I turn up the thermostat... a little, then unbutton my blouse, revealing my bra.

"That's it? That's all you gonna show?" Valeria asks, lifting her shirt over her head with nothing underneath.

"Whoa, Val." I ask.

"What? C'mon, girl!"

"Well, uh... I guess I've always wanted to do something a little... naughty, I guess." I smile, but I'm a nervous wreck. "Here goes nothing!" I shout, and off comes the blouse. Val just shakes her head at my wonderbra.

"Uh, yeah... real naughty..." Val says, rolling her eyes.

Valeria pulls the lens cap off the camera. "Wassup, guys? Here we are! Meet my sexy friend!"

The chatroom fills with scrolling text.

[DudeBR0]"Take off your bra!"
[BroD00d]"I'll give you 10 quatloos, right now, if you both start making out!"
[ZombieKid69]"I LIKE TURTLES"

Valeria smiles at me, "They like you!"

[BroD00d]"Shove your tongues down each other's throats!"

"Wow, that's... pretty explicit," I say, reading the chat log.

Valeria pats a spot on the bed next to her, motioning for me to sit. "C'mon. Don't be shy!"

I perch next to her, and suddenly, she moves towards me -- mouth open, eyes closed. We meet somewhere in the middle, and I lose myself in the moment.

Before long, I begin to feel a "stirring," and then I remember that we're being watched by a dozen slobs with their pants around their ankles. I break away from Valeria, grabbing my blouse and covering myself.

"Maybe we should rethink this?"

[P00CeeHntrr]"C'mon. WTF is this? I want sum hot lesbo aXXXion."

"Guys, just wait. She just needs to loosen up," Valeria says, rubbing my thigh.

We're losing viewers, and Valeria is getting desperate.

"Don't go anywhere, guys! Uh... uh..." Valeria starts looking at me kinda funny. I'm getting a bad feeling.

"I got something special for all of you." she says, and then winks at me. "If you stick around, I'll tell you a secret about this chica..."

"OH. MY. GOD. Don't do this! I swear to God, if you..."

Valeria looks right into the camera, and screams, "SHE'S A TRANNY!"