The Shining Tears: Haunted Castle series continues, as the group of Beastmen Generals continue to search for their lost companion, Lazarus. But little do they know about the playful spirits that haunt the dungeon walls of the castle. Now with one of them captured by the ghosts, the 3 remaining Generals continue to search the dungeons separately for Lazarus, unknown to what further awaits them in the shadows.
For the previous entries of this series you can see them here.
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and he has given me permission to post it on my gallery.
Hyoun the crystal dragon, like the rest of the group, continued to search the endless hallways of the dungeon. "Ah! This is impossible! How am I going to find Lazarus in this maze!" When he got to the end of the cell block he suddenly heard something behind him. Turning around, he stood alert and listened for whatever made that sound. He waited for a few second before hearing something again, it was some sort of laughter followed by a strange cranking sound. Hyoun slowly walked down the hallway, listening for the strange noises. He heard them again, a little louder this time. Hyoun moved farther and farther down the hall when he suddenly couldn't hear the noises any more. Nervous, he called out to who that was, but got no answer. He was about to continue further when he heard a creaking noise, it sounded like it was right next to him! He turned to his left and saw that one of the cell doors was wide open, he swore that all the doors were closed in the hallway. With his sword at the ready, he slowly moved toward the doorway and peered inside.
The room was somewhat dim, but he could still see much of what was in the room. He then walked over to the largest object in the room, upon closer inspection it was a torture device, a stretching rack. He then examined the wall next to it, which housed various tools on a wall rack, strangely the tools looked and felt like hand brushes and feathers. Suddenly the main door slammed shut, Hyoun quickly turned around ran to the door. He looked out through the small viewing hole in the door but saw no one. He called out for help but no one answered, not wanting to stay in the room a second longer, Hyoun raised his sword with both hands and was about to smash the door open but he then felt something grab his wrists. Seconds later before he could react, Hyoun was flung backwards through the air and landed on the rack. He then felt some sort of force grab his legs and moved them in place over the ankle clamps and locked his feet and tail in place. After happening so fast, it took Hyoun a minute to realize what position he was in. What just happened? How was he on the rack? Who or what grabbed him? Hyoun continued to struggle as the wrist clamps held his arms in a position where he could only move them around a bit. After a minute or two, Hyoun saw something to his left. It was some sort of strange white light, it couldn't be a torch. As it moved closer, it began to light up the area around him, and he managed to get a better look. It was some sort of Willow-the-wisp type of spirit. It hovered passed Hyoun, who watched nervously, as it floated towards the wall rack, he could now fully see that the wall rack indeed had feathers and brushes attached to it. The spirit enveloped one of the long brushes and levitated it. Hyoun was starting to get really confused, he had no idea on why he was restrained and what the spirit was going to do with a simple brush. He continued to watch the ghostly mist as it brought the brush down toward the end of the rack, towards his feet. Once it reached his soles, the spirit began to brush up and down Hyoun's left sole.
Not quite expecting such an action, Hyoun burst into rapid giggles as the ghost continued tickling Hyoun, despite his pleas. After a few minutes Hyoun then notice that other Willow-the-wisp spirits appear in the room, and most of them went to the wall rack. Knowing what was going to happen, Hyoun tried his best to free himself from the rack, but for a device that probably hasn't be used in years, it was surprisingly sturdy. Hyoun watched as the other spirits picked up various feathers and brushes as one spirit used another long brush to use on his right foot, three circular brushes were used on his belly, and two feathers were used on his armpits. Hyoun's laughter increase greatly as the ghost playfully tickle Hyoun all over. But during the tickling, Hyoun felt something tugging on his wrists, he looked up and saw the last spirit slowly turning the crank handles on the rack, slowly stretching him. Hyoun laughed louder and louder as the spirits tickled all over the soft parts of his body while the spirit operating the rack stretched Hyoun's body tighter and tighter, to the point where Hyoun started making loud moans due to the pressure, then the spirit would loosen the rack so to give him brief relief, but then would start back up again.
After 30 minutes, Hyoun was in tears from laughing as the spirits continued to tickle him all over his stretched out body, hoping that the rest of the group would eventually find him with all the noise he was making. Meanwhile, both Raihi the tiger general met up with Rouen the wolf king when both bumped into each other at a cross lane in the dungeon labyrinth. "Raihi?! Did you find any trace of Lazarus?" asked Rouen, "No nothing yet, this place is like a maze, everything looks the same." Rouen pondered for a minute. "Hmmmmm, I think we better stay together this time, I have no idea where the other are, they could be lost in here somewhere." Raihi agreed, "Yes that would be a good idea. I've got a feeling that this place is cursed, I keep hearing strange laughter everywhere."
To Be Continued.........
Original artwork by Symbol-Hero: [link]