A hands on kind of leader...

Tuesday January 17, 2023

Red Eye Flight is a series of captions about a mysterious stranger with the ability to warp reality and the adventures he gets into when he flies the very friendly skies.

The first post in this series is here. All stories in the serires tagged here.

Lauren frowned, both at her small aircraft and the man coming towards them both.

“Lauren!” Sam called out with a giant grin on his face.

Her frown grown deeper as she repositioned her baseball cap and rubbed some of the grease off of her hands on to her coveralls.

“What do you want Sam. Can’t you see I’m busy?”

“Hey… hey, settle down there girl, I come with peace offerings…”

She raised an eyebrow and pushed a stray strand of brown hair from her face.

“Oh yeah… what?”

“I’ve got a client, he needs a quick one way trip over to Brighton.”

“You’ve got plans, and that’s only a 2 hour drive at worst…”

“Yeah, I’m all booked up and this is a VIP. I really need to get him to where he’s going… trust me, it won’t end well for me if I don’t.”

Lauren had never seen Sam so worried about a client, this was definitely a big deal.

“And what’s in it for me?” she asked with, crossing her arms under her small breasts.

“You get the flight fee… and I’ll cancel out you’re back rent on the hanger.”

Lauren almost did a spit take, she was so far behind in rent that Sam was just about to start evicting her. That alone would have gotten her to take on the job, be the flight fee as well would let her get the parts she needed to upgrade her plane as well.

“Alight, but if you screw me on this Sam…” she said with an accusing glare.

“Not me!” he said holding up his hands in defense, “I’m on the up and up for this one.”

“Fine, send him over, I’ll get this closed up and file the flight path.”

“He’s already on his way over. You’re a life saver Lauren. I owe you one for this.” Sam said and hurriedly exited the hanger.

Lauren quickly closed up her plane, file the flight plan and headed to the bathroom to wash up.

Lauren could feel the clients eyes burning into the back of her head as the flew through the cloudless day. Even the bright sunlight streaming in to the windows of her small craft couldn’t completely get ride of the feeling of darkness that hovered over him.

She’d felt a cold shiver run down her spine the moment he’d stepped out of the limo, and it returned every time she thought about him. He hadn’t even said a word, the dumb blonde limo driver giving her all of the directions instead.

Fortunately she could see the landing strip just a few miles away and had already contacted the tower to get permission.

She switched on the internal comms and spoke, “We’ll be landing in a few minutes. Should be to a hanger in 10.”

True to her word, they arrived and pulled in to the hanger right on time. She opened her door and exited her plane and then walked over behind the wing to open the passenger door, without thinking she held out her hand for the man to steady himself with and the instant his fingers touched hers, she knew it was a mistake.

A cold shiver ran up her arm and through her body as she let out a gasp. The man moved like a cat, easily slipping from the aircraft, landing on his feet confidently. She desperately wanted to let go, but instead she felt herself being pulled forward until she was standing in front of her plane.

Her hand slipped from his, and a wave of relief crashed over her, but it didn’t last as her eyes locked on to the glowing embers that should have been his and she felt herself start to shift.

The baseball cap and glasses she had been wearing faded and vanished, her short brown hair started to lengthen and lighten. Her overalls started to shrink, rushing down her upper body, and up her lower body. The basic white bra she had been wearing started to spread out and change colour. Then she felt her breasts start to grown and fill out the new top her bra had formed into.

Finally she felt her face shift a little, her skin smooth out and her waist constrict.

Then, she felt those glowing red embers move straight through her own eyes and into her mind.

Lulu smiled and cocked her hip to the side a little, “Oh, hi! Like, someone said you needed a driver?”

The man nodded and she giggled, “Great! Let’s go find a car then!”

She swayed her hips as she walked by him and out of the hanger, she’d been told that it would be a one way trip, but she didn’t mind. With a guy like this, she was willing to go all the way with him, where ever he took her.

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