Lisa pushed her cart back through the store, followed by Jonah. When she got back to the workroom, she unlocked the door and the two of them entered. Still standing in the room were her three friends, Claudia, Tammy and Michelle. Jonah walked into the office and picked up the phone to make a call. Lisa lifted a flattened female mannequin from her cart and put it away in a storage closet, then began folding and putting away some of the other things on the cart when Jonah came back out. He paused for a few moments and gazed upon the three nude immobilized girls standing near the middle of the room.
"I want to thank you for your help with the new display. I haven't done a display in a long time and enjoyed doing it a lot. I'm sure that you can run this department in Sara's 'absence'. If you need any help or have any questions I wrote my office number down on a sheet of paper by the phone in the office. I need to attend to some other business and from looking at your mannequins there, I think you need to either put them away or get them dressed for a display."
"I'll take care of everything here, you can count on me."
Jonah lifted his suit coat and pulled it on, adjusted his tie and started to leave, then stopped at the door. "Lisa, I think we should consider hiring some models for the summer. Your friends have given me an idea that a group of living mannequins in the store for the summer could be of benefit. Why don't you see if you can find a half dozen girls interested in summer jobs. I'm sure that I can find money in the budget for them," Jonah said as his eyes moved back to the three nudes standing in the room. "I'm not sure but I think you might already have your first three volunteers nearby." With a slight grin on his face Jonah turned and left.
Lisa watched as Jonah closed the door behind him and was gone. She walked over to the door and clicked the lock, then turned around and looked at her three friends. Lisa walked over to a workbench and lifted one of the small mannequinizer cards. She carried it towards the three frozen girls, while tapping on its electronic display. Lisa put the card against Michelle's thigh and pushed the activate button then stepped back to watch. Within a few moments the plastic shine faded from the girl's skin and she slowly took on her normal appearance. The first movement signaling that the girl was nearing full release from the mannequinization process was a couple of quick blinks of the eyes followed by arm stretches. Another couple of moments and Michelle was fully restored. Lisa repeated the restore process with Claudia and finally Tammy. As each of the girls stretched their muscles, Lisa walked to a storage cabinet and pulled out their clothes.
"That was incredible. Those Mannequin devices are awesome!" Tammy exclaims. "I could see and feel everything but couldn't move the slightest bit. I don't know how, but that device heightened many of the senses; especially touch. When Sara put her hand on my sex and began to stroke me, I thought I was going to explode."
"Oh, just thinking about how that felt makes me want to do it again," Michelle comments.
"Here why don't you let me put you back under Michelle," Lisa says as she steps forward.
Michelle holds her arms up in front of her. "No, that is quite all right. I've had enough of being a mannequin for a few days.
"I'm sure you three heard Jonah's suggestion about the living mannequins. Would any of you be interested---?"
"Yes!" The three say in near unison.
"Ok. I'll let Jonah know that we have three models, and I'll find a few more. I'll find out what he has in mind and what kinds of displays he wants to have you do. But we need to get out of here and get home. I am tired and after spending the night as a mannequin myself, I need to find give my pussy some attention. I'll call each of you in a day or two when I've got the particulars of what he wants to do."
Claudia, Michelle and Tammy quickly dressed. Then the four women left the office and walked through the store towards the main exit. As they walked through the store, they couldn't help but glance at the many mannequins standing throughout the store and think that over the next few weeks that they would be the frozen display figures standing on the pedestals.
* * *
Lisa arrived at Jonah's office the next morning, her eyes were a bit baggy from lack of sleep. Her mind kept replaying the moments that she had spent helplessly standing in the workroom as Sara's fingers undressed and stimulated her. As Lisa walked into Jonah's office she hoped that her pants wouldn't show the dampness that she was feeling between her legs.
Jonah greeted her at his door, "Come on it and have a seat. Can I get you anything before we start discussing the living mannequin jobs?"
"A glass of water would be fine," Lisa replies.
Jonah walks out and returns a few moments later with a large glass of ice water for her and a cup of coffee for himself. Lisa is surprised when Jonah sits down in empty chair in front of the desk beside her but feels at bit more at ease as he seems more open.
"Let me start by telling you why I want to do this project. Many stores like to use Living Mannequins as publicity projects and have been very successful at it. It gets customers in the door because they come to see the girls posing as mannequins and see if they move. What I want to do is have several girls, maybe a couple of guys pose in the store for 10 to 12 weeks."
"Do you plan on using the mannequinizer cards?" Lisa asks.
"Yes, but I want to use an enhanced version that we just got a couple of weeks ago. I have a couple of other technology surprises that I think you and the models will enjoy also. I might like to have a few of the models remain frozen for a few days at a time so we will have to reward them well, and I will have bonuses at the end of the summer for them also. Here is a short write up of the details of the job and the compensation plan.
"My three friends are very interested and I think I know of a few others that might be convinced as well. Can I give then the details you have here and see what their responses are?"
"Ok. Let me talk to the models and see what they think. The money figures you have here look inviting to me, but they will have to decide for themselves."
"Lisa, you are welcome to participate also. From what I have seen of you, I think you have the figure for it."
Lisa is almost embarrassed at Jonah's comment, thinking back to her standing helplessly nude in the storeroom as a mannequin on full display to him. Lisa gathers the paperwork and thanks him for his time, then heads to the workroom to make some phone calls.
* * *
The following Monday morning, Lisa has gotten a few girls together and they are in the workroom with Jonah. He addresses them, "What I am purposing is to have each of you act as living mannequins in the store over the next 12 weeks of the summer. I know Lisa has shown you the plans I had drawn up and giving you the details about pay and schedules so I won't get into all of that now. What I wanted to do is show you the technology items that if you accept you would be using. The first item is what we call the Mannequinizer. It is a credit card sized device with a small touch screen control. It has a built in programmable computer. It's basic function is when placed against a subject it can immobilize them and at high power make the subject into a mannequin." Jonah holds the card up and shows it to them. "Lisa would you please help me demonstrate the unit?"
Lisa is surprised at the request and for a moment her mind remembers the sensations that Sara gave her last time she was immobilized by one of the mannequinizers. Lisa steps up to the front of the room with Jonah and stands with her arms at her sides.
"I'm going to set the device on one of its lowest settings." Jonah says as Lisa holds out her bare arm to Jonah. He glances up at Lisa as she smiles at him. Without warning her he touches his finger to the display and activates the card. Instantly Lisa feels a tingle throughout her body. To everyone else in the room Lisa still appears to be completely normal, but she suddenly finds that her body refuses to move when she wills it.
"I have immobilized Lisa; she is unable to move her own body, but is still fully poseable by anyone else. Lisa can still see and hear what is happening but is completely helpless to respond." Jonah puts his hands on Lisa's arm and raises it and bends her elbow then releases her. "Our living doll is very pliable and will hold whatever pose we want to pose her in. I'll let you girls pose her before I show you the next setting."
Lisa can only stand helpless as each of the girls comes up and moves her body. They move her arms and head and are amazed at how she remains just as they put her. Lisa gets a bit aroused when she feels Amy's hand between her legs pressing up against her sex. When the playing is done Lisa stands with her legs in a walking position and her left arm on her hip and her right lifted high into the air.
Jonah steps back up and again touches the card to Lisa's arm and touches the screen. "The cards have several variable settings and one of them is how much rigid we want the subject to be. Right now Lisa is fully poseable but if we wanted to keep our lovely model just as she is now, we could adjust the controls." Jonah touches the screen as he talks, "and stiffen our doll so that she can't be reposed. If any of you want to try and repose our subject now, you are welcome to try." He says as he pulls the card from Lisa's arm and steps away.
Each of the women in turn steps up and attempts to move Lisa's body. Each finds her completely rigid and unyielding. Jonah stands beside Lisa and reaches over and gives her a light pat on her butt as he speaks. "I think we'll leave our doll as she is for the moment. Any of you have any questions?"
"I noticed that the card doesn't have to remain in contact with her skin. Does the effect wear off over time and can she be restored to normal without the card?" Michelle asks.
"The card makes subtle changes in her body that on the lower settings do wear off over time. If left poseable she would return to normal within a couple of days. The higher settings do not degrade over time and our model could be left as she is for an indefinite amount of time and would remain fully immobilized," Jonah responds.
"Are their any lasting health risks?" Tammy asks.
"Obviously if left paralyzed long enough, Lisa would get thirsty and hungry but one of the effects of the cards is that it slows the metabolic functions of the body, so that it would take several weeks before she got thirsty. If we switch on the Mannequinizing settings the body is adjusted and all functions are arrested to the point of being able to leave the target as a statue for an unlimited amount of time with them suffering no ill effects. Trust me, I won't be leaving any of you as living statues for more than a day or so."
Claudia steps forward. "I remember another device that makes a mannequin a bit more transportable, will you be using that one on us also?"
"I wasn't going to show you this, but since you asked," Jonah says as he moves to one of the workbenches and lifts a small box-looking device. "We call it the flattener. It can compress any target into what is best described as a cardboard cutout." Jonah steps back toward the others and holds his hand out with the Flattener to Claudia. "Perhaps you would do the honors."
Claudia smiles at Jonah as she takes the device and steps in front of Lisa and holds the device up. Claudia remembers the last time she saw the device used and remembers that Lisa and her were in opposite roles. Claudia's fingers hold the device and she gently pushes the activate button. Lisa's body nearly instantly collapses down to a flattened cutout version of herself about a quarter inch thick. Lisa begins to fall forward toward Claudia but Claudia quickly catches the flattened woman.
"Don't be concerned. Lisa is all right, the device has simply altered her body into a more easily transportable form and put her into stasis. She can be restored as easily and quickly as she was flattened. We use this device to store our unused mannequins in a closet over here." Jonah says as he motions at a door.
Each of the girls instantly wonders if any of them might end up getting stored behind that door but each dismisses the idea as Jonah continues. "Since each of you is fully capable of walking on your own, we won't make any plans to use the flattener to transport you, Unless of course you'd prefer we did," he says with a slight chuckle. "Now, Claudia, if you would reverse the process and restore Lisa to her normal shape I can release her and get all of you started." Claudia glances down and puts her finger on the restore button and points it at Lisa, pushes the button and Lisa's body returns to normal.
Jonah steps up to Lisa and puts the card on her arm again and touches the display. Lisa feels the tingle of the device's power and is suddenly able to move. She lowers her arms to her sides and gives a grin to Jonah.
"I hope I haven't scared any of you. Let me assure you that the devices I have shown you are completely safe. I think that you will find them useful in helping you be mannequins over the next few weeks if you are still interested. I hope to be seeing all of you gracing our store soon."
The girls talk amongst themselves for a few minutes and then each of them agrees to Jonah's plan.
"Well Lisa, looks like you have your models. I will leave you to take care of things Lisa. If you need me, you have my number. Let me thank each of you and welcome you to our store," Jonah says, then leaves.
Lisa goes into the office and comes back with six of the mannequinizers. She gives each girl one and tells them about the digital display. She shows them how to program it. "It will probably work best if when you are on display you put the card inside of your panties or bra so that it is held tight against you and isn't likely to show. One word or warning is that if the device should come loose and fall out while you are immobilized as a mannequin, you would remain a mannequin 'til someone reattaches the device and restores you. I will control the mannequinizers from the office here, I can watch with the in-store cameras and see where you are; when you are in position and posed I can immobilize you.
"Since Amy, Jessica and Elizabeth haven't been immobilized before I thought that I would have all of you put the cards on and we could do some playing with the system. Michelle, if you would make sure the door is locked, then we won't have any surprise guests to interrupt us."
Lisa walks back into the small glassed-off office and turns on the control system that Jonah had shown her earlier. She activates the monitors and checks that she has complete access to all of the cameras in the store and then activates another monitor that is linked to a computer system that controls the mannequinizers. Lisa checks each mannequinizer and sees that the telemetry from each card is being broadcast back to her system. Lisa can see the very thorough list of data that the cards provide, including heart rate, respiration and body temp of each of the girls.
"How about each of you walk across the room and pose near the far wall; when you are posed, I will activate the cards and freeze you. Amy why don't you go first?"
Amy, a redhead, walks across the room and turns, she stands feet apart and bends her right elbow and puts her hand on her hip and bends her left arm in front of her and stands looking slightly down. Lisa watches and touches a key on her control system and Amy feels a tingle as her body is immobilized. Claudia follows Amy's lead and strikes a pose standing with her legs slightly apart and her left arm above her head and her right in front of her. Claudia feels the tingle and ceases her movement too. Tammy saunters over and stands with her arms on her hips, in a classic super hero pose and is instantly frozen. Elizabeth pauses for a moment and then takes a position with right bent and hand on her hip and her left arm hanging at her side, a moment later and she becomes rigid. Jessica walks over and poses bent forward at her waist, Lisa turns Jessica into a mannequin. Michelle takes a look at Lisa before taking her place and striking a ballerina pose with one arm high above her head. Lisa, seeing this pose, pushes the button and immobilizes Michelle instantly.
Lisa gets up and walks out into the workroom toward the girls and walks around them. She makes a few modifications to the each of the girl's poses and adjusts how their clothes lay against their bodies. Lisa inspects each girl and is pleased that they make nice mannequins before moving back into the office. Lisa touches a couple of buttons to adjust the Mannequinizers power setting before activating each of them again, making the girls completely rigid.
Lisa comes back out of the office and pauses for a moment in front of the girls. "I have some errands to run, I'll be back later. Now don't any of you go anywhere 'til I get back," Lisa says, while trying not to laugh. Lisa then walks to the door and leaves, locking it behind her.
A couple of hours later the girls remain completely helpless and unmoving in the workroom, when they hear the door unlock and someone enter.
"I see you are all still here. I guess that means that everything is ok." Lisa walks in front of the statuary and grins. I suppose you have all gotten used to being frozen, I'll release you in a moment. Lisa walks back into the office and keys the mannequinizers to restore the girls to full mobility. Then walks back out as the girls come to life. "I think tomorrow we will start. If you all want to come in around nine, we can get you ready."
"Lisa, what do you want us to do tomorrow? What are your plans?" Claudia asks.
"I think we will set up an area in the store for you to pose in. You will each be given something to model and then when you go out to the area I will setup the cards to freeze you for 15 to 20 minutes out in the store In view of the public. When you are in just the right pose, I will turn the card on and you will be frozen. At the end of the time the card will release you and you will return here and change clothes the repeat the cycle again. I will monitor everything and make sure each of you is ok. I have a mobile remote that will allow me to be out on the floor with you and freeze or unfreeze you as I need."
"Sounds like we are going to have lots of fun tomorrow, being frozen and unfrozen," replies Michelle. "I don't suppose that we could practice being frozen some more, if we wanted?" Michelle smiles as she asks.
Lisa sees all of the girls faces smile at her at hearing the question from Michelle. "If you want to be frozen some more, I'm sure my arm can be twisted to allow you some more time with the cards. What did you have in mind?"
"Remember when we were in the window and Sara told you to remove us. I was thinking you might want to practice... dressing us," Michelle half giggles as she says.
"Would it bother any of you to be undressed while frozen?" Lisa asks, looking at each girl questioningly.
"I would like to try it; it sounds erotic to me," Elizabeth says when Lisa looks at her. The others nod or smile.
"Ok, if you are all game, I will freeze and undress and dress each of you."
"Maybe we can help also," Claudia exclaims.
"Sure. Let me get the mobile remote and we will get started." Lisa goes back to the office and returns carrying a small pager-sized device. "Who wants to go first, maybe we should do half and half? Amy, Michelle, and Elizabeth why don't you pose for us so you three can go first."
Amy, Elizabeth and Michelle step forward and each poses like a mannequin, as they do Lisa points the small remote at them and pushes the freeze button and they instantly stop moving. Each stands aroused, trapped within their bodies. Then Claudia, Tammy, Jessica and Lisa start to undress them. The three frozen girls are not frozen rigid so it is easy for the others to remove their clothes. They are quickly left standing in only their bras and panties.
Michelle feels a surprise as Claudia stands behind her and pushes her hand into Michelle's panties. Claudia's fingers quickly find Michelle's pussy and start to rub against it. Michelle can hardly believe the feelings she feels at Claudia's touch. Jessica and Tammy notice what Claudia is doing and each pushes her fingers into the panties of Amy and Elizabeth. Lisa just steps back to watch and amused at the heightened arousal of her friends. Lisa waits for a few moments before once more using the mobile remote to freeze the three active girls with their hands in their friend's panties. Lisa smiles while looking at her friends thinking that she has caught them like kids with their hands in cookie jars.
Lisa is pleased with her frozen tableau and leaves them all standing motionless while she goes into the office. Once in the office, sitting down, she finds it hard to keep her own finger from reaching down into her own panties. Lisa resists the urge and tries to do some planning for her mannequins but finds her eyes being drawn out into the workroom to the six sexy frozen girls. Lisa gets up and returns to the workroom and uses the remote to unfreeze Amy, Elizabeth and Michelle and they each moan from their pent up passion. Each rubs her pussy against the frozen fingers in her panties for a moment as they each feel the warm joy of pleasure sweep over them from their orgasm.
Now it is Amy, Elizabeth and Michelle that get to relieve their frozen friends of their clothes. Soon all six girls are prancing around in the workroom in their underwear. Lisa watches and feels her own pussy getting very wet and in need of attention. She finds her fingers against her shorts touching her pussy area before catching herself. Michelle notices her hand and pulls out her own mannequinizer and quickly touches the screen and sees that it is ready to immobilize. Michelle moves over beside Lisa, touches the card against Lisa's skin, and pushes to activate it. Lisa has only a moment to object as her body tingles and freezes. She finds herself standing immobile and helpless. Michelle quickly strips Lisa out of her clothes, down to her bra and panties.
Meanwhile, Amy and Elizabeth reach into Tammy and Jessica's panties and start to slowly stroke their pussies. Michelle reaches over and takes the small remote from Lisa's stiffened fingers and points it at Amy and Elizabeth; a moment later they too are once more frozen as mannequins. Michelle puts her mannequinizer back into her own panties and goes into the office to get another mannequinizer. She returns a moment later and clips the new device into Lisa's panties and gives Lisa a light pat on her butt. "There you go; you are now just one of the gang and can be frozen as easily like the rest of us." Michelle steps in front of Lisa and slides her fingers up against Lisa's pussy and begins to stroke her. Michelle feels Lisa get wet and hastens her efforts.
Michelle herself is highly aroused and can smell the scent of arousal in the room from all of the pussy-stroking. She knows all seven of them are very aroused and could orgasm from the effects of being stroked and immobilized at any moment. Michelle adjusts Lisa's hand position and pushes her own pussy against Lisa's hand, in an effort to get herself off also. As she does, she feels her own mannequinizer activate and she becomes an inanimate statue, unable to move.
All seven girls feel the mannequinizers activate and begin to stimulate
their bodies. The effect has a slight warming feeling throughout them and
it stimulates their pleasure centers. Their nipples become very hard and
their pussies very wet. Lisa is as surprised as the rest of the girls at
the new effect, but is helpless to do anything about it and isn't sure
she wants to.
An hour passes with the card continuing to pleasure the girls and hold them completely frozen when they hear the door open and footsteps. "How are we doing, girls? I see you are enjoying the stimulator program that the mannequinizers have," Jonah says as he walks around the bra and panty clad statuary. "I apologize for freezing you all in place, but when I saw your play on camera, I couldn't resist the urge to show you another of the features these little cards had."
Jonah walks over to mannequin Michelle and takes the remote. He looks at the wonderful
visions of beauty standing immobile in front of him. "Maybe I should have
all of you put into a window. I think I can find a suitably large one and come up with
a display for you. Perhaps a lingerie display in the window beside my bridal
display. I am sure I can arrange a few changes of the lingerie," Jonah
concludes, then steps back, points the remote at all of the girls and pushes the release
button. Feeling the mannequinizers release them and the stimulation program
end, each of the girls involuntarily reaches down to her pussy and strokes
it. Jonah walks into the office to give them a few quiet moments to pleasure
About ten minutes later the girls are all siting along the wall, looking very pleased and happy, when Jonah comes out of the office.
"I know that you are all still experimenting with the mannequinizers and are probably enjoying the stimulation that the cards provide, I have left a schedule on the desk of locations and clothes that I would like to have displayed tomorrow. I think that it would be good if each of you could be here early and dressed on immobilized out in the customer area before the store opens. Then, as the day goes by, Lisa or myself will release you so that you can return here and change your clothes. Each of you should be able to position the mannequinizers under your clothes so that you can activate the card with a push against it through your clothes. I will set the cards with a 10 second freeze delay to give you a chance to get your arms and hand positioned for you time as a mannequin. I'll also program them to give your bodies a slight pre-tingle when you activate them just to make sure that you know it has been activated."
* * *
The next morning the girls were punctual and almost trembled with anticipation of the coming stimulation that the day promised. Lisa was at the store first and laid out the clothes that she wanted each of her models to wear. Lisa also set out a silk pair of bra and panties for each girl to wear under the modeled clothes. As the girls got dressed she gave each of them their mannequinizer card and told them to slip it inside of their panties near their sex; she also applied a small dab of a sticky adhesive to keep the cards in place.
Once all the girls were dressed and had their cards in position, Lisa took them out into the store to show them where each of them would be stationed. She then had them move into positions and strike poses that she wanted before pointing the remote at each and freezing her in place. After all of the girls were frozen into mannequins on the floor, Lisa returned to the workroom and found Jonah.
"Lisa if you want to grab some clothes and join the others on the floor, I think we can program the control panel to give each of you an immobilized hour on the floor, then release you to return here for new clothes."
"But Jonah, don't you think I shou-" Lisa started to say but was cut off by Jonah.
"Lisa, I'd like you to join the others on the floor. I will adjust the programming on the cards and I will be around if there are any problems that need attention. Besides I can always restore you if you are needed and you will only be frozen for an hour at a time.
"If you insist," Lisa replies.
"I think you will enjoy it. Besides, you have a great figure and our customers should get only the best mannequins."
Lisa feels a bit embarrassed by Jonah's last statement but quickly grabs some clothes and strips out of her own and into the new clothes that she will model while Jonah goes into the office and makes the adjustments to the mannequinizer's programming. Jonah comes back out of the office just as Lisa finishes dressing.
"I should tell you that a new smaller mannequinizer is going to be available soon. I have been talking to the R&D boys and they are telling me that it will have some increased capabilities and should be available for our use in a week or two. I made the adjustment on the mannequinizers, now get out on the floor and have a fun day."
Lisa leaves the work area and walks out into the store. A quick glance
to a nearby clock tells her that she has about ten minutes before the first
customers will be in the store. She walks abound to each of the frozen
mannequins and tells them about the change in the programming on the cards
and that they will only be frozen for an hour at a time. Once she has told
all of the others she finds herself a pedestal to stand on and moves into
place. Quickly she smoothes out any wrinkles on her clothes and touches
the spot that covers her own mannequinizer. She feels a slight tingle as
the card activates and begins into preprogrammed countdown. Lisa positions
her body in a pose with her arms in front of her and smiles before waiting
to be immobilized. A few seconds pass and she feels the full effect of
the mannequinizer wash through her body and becomes fully immobilized.
A minute after freezing she feels the stimulation program activate and
is instantly happy that Jonah asked her to become one of the mannequins.
The day goes by with the seven women spending most of the day frozen as mannequins. They stand and watch helplessly as customers walk by, some not even noticing them while others notice and stop to take a second look. A couple of times during the day, curious customers stops and touch the girls just to see if they are real and then when their fingers touch warm flesh the customers quickly pull their hands back unsure what to do, before they scurry off into the store to disappear. Every hour each girl is freed from her immobilization and steps down from her pedestal and walks back to the workroom. After a quick change of clothes and a short break they return to the floor and step up onto their pedestals. Customers stand and watch as they adjust their clothes and hair then give the hidden cards a slight touch to activate it and strike their poses. The tingles tell the women that they have been frozen and they slip quickly into the effects of the stimulation program but the store's customers can only watch in amazement as the living moving girl poses and then right before their eyes changes into an unmoving mannequin. Customers stand and watch for several minutes hoping to catch a slight shiver or shake or eye blink but can only marvel at how well the women can stand unmoving. The mannequin's secret remains their secret.
Late in the day Amy is released from her pose and walks back to the workroom to change. She checks her schedule and finds her next modeling position in the store and pulls out her next assigned garments. A couple of minutes later Amy finishes putting on her two piece yellow bikini then reaches down and grabs her mannequinizer. She reaches, holding the card, deep down to her bikini and slips the card inside to a position to the right of her sex and at the very top of her right leg. Pulling her hand away, she is satisfied that the card will remain securely in place, then begins her walk out to her pedestal. When she reaches the busy store floor she feels a bit flattered as she sees the eyes of several customers turn in her direction. If you buy what I'm modeling maybe you'll look this good, Amy thinks smugly. She simply continues on toward her destination. Enroute back to her display, she encounters a large group of shoppers and moves to her side of the aisle to give them room to pass. As she slides past them a small child suddenly appears in front of her, causing her to turn to her side to avoid the collision but also causing her to brush up against a display table at the edge of the aisle. Amy continues onafter a moment as if nothing has happened, hardly noting the slight tingle in her leg where she had struck the table. After a few steps her mind suddenly realizes the cause of that tingle and a bit of panic suddenly grips her awareness.
No, not here; I have to deactivate it, she thinks frantically. Amy quickly steps off the
main aisle, into the sportswear section of the store and tries to move behind
a clothes rack to cover her as she is reaching into her bikini. Her hand thrusts
down into the tiny garment, trying to reach the small device before it completes
the countdown and freezes her in her tracks. She was able to just touch the edges of the card
and was just about to pull it away from her skin when she felt the full
tingle of its paralyzing effect sweep through her figure. No! her mind screamed
as her body become completely rigid and ceased responding to her mental
commands. Amy had become a very oddly posed mannequin. She was horrified at the prospect of standing for the next hour
there with her hand thrust into into her bikini bottom. Someone
is going to see me and then what, she could only wonder.
Minutes passed as customers walked by, none seeming to note her presence except with a quick glance and then simply they continued on. Amy felt someone walk by behind her and, as they passed, felt them bump against her arm causing it to slip out of her bikini.
"Excuse me, miss," an elderly woman said as she partially turned her head back toward Amy, then continued on her way hardly noticing that Amy hadn't moved.
Amy wanted to breathe a sigh of relief that her hand was not in her bikini anymore but then the horror hit her that her rigid fingers were still tightly clutched onto the mannequinizer card so that its active surface was no longer making contact with any of her skin, thus preventing it from being able to function and restore her mobility at the end of the hour. Nothing she could do about it now, but hope that one of the store employees noticed her and came to her aid.
Amy continued to watch people pass by and couldn't guess how much time had passed when she heard the intercom announce that the store would be closing in ten minutes. Finally when the store closes and I don't report back to the workroom, they will come and find me. Just have to wait for them to rescue me, her mind began wander as she considered how the others would respond when they found her and discovered that she had somehow frozen herself in the middle of the store and gotten herself into a predicament from which they had to rescue her. Again she heard the intercom as it announced that the store was closed and asked for all of the customers to move to the checkouts. Amy watched as a few more customers passed by her, then the area around her grew quiet.
Lisa walked over to Amy's frozen form and began to investigate why she had remained frozen. Her eyes caught sight of the card trapped in Amy's fingers and immediately realized the cause but she wondered how Amy had gotten into this fix. Lisa stepped over to a spot from which Amy could see her and held up the small remote control. "Let me release you." Lisa said as her finger depressed the restore button on the remote. Lisa feigned uncertainty at what could be wrong and she glanced at the remote then pointed it at Amy and pressed the button harder. "I don't understand what is wrong," she moaned, trying not to smile. After a couple of more glances at the remote, Lisa lowered it. "I guess we will have to strip this one down and move her to the workroom to investigate," Lisa said with a slightly sinister tone as she started to glance at her watch. "Oh, me, look at the time. Time to go home. Guess we will just have to put this mannequin away and work on her tomorrow," Lisa continued as she lifted the remote again, placing her finger on the flatten button.
Amy could hardly believe her ears. What are you doing?? she thought. Can't you see that the card is in my hand? Then she spotted the slight grin on Lisa's face.
"Just kidding," Lisa said as she moved back to Amy's side and pulled the mannequinizer card from Amy's firm grasp. Lisa quickly touched the display, set it to release the model, and slipped it back into Amy's bikini bottom. Lisa's fingers paused long enough to enjoy a slight tickle of the pubic area within her grasp before pulling her hand free.
Amy stood motionless for a few more moments before feeling the tingle of restorative power sweep through her. "Thanks" she said as she took a deep breath and reached down to retrieve the mannequinizer so that it wouldn't freeze her again. Amy handed the card to Lisa and headed for the workroom to change her clothes. Lisa walked beside her, having finished a very successful first day.
More mannequin fun in store??