The moon hung above in the evening sky as people gathered to watch the eating competition that would commence soon. Long tables had already been prepared, but the chefs were all busy in the kitchens getting ready to prepare the incredible feast that would begin soon. A table for sign-ups had already been set up by the entrance and plenty of people both fat and thin were signing up.
Observing it all, of course, were two young girls determined to win the contest. The two of them had both changed into new clothes that gave their figures a little more freedom - Lucy's outfit consisted of a blue and white tank top that held in her shapely breasts whilst exposing her soft, round belly that dipped over the edge of her blue mini-skirt. Her skirt just barely covered her bottom as her hips and backside had become a bit more prominent following her earlier eating sessions. A pair of white stockings stretched up her long yet chubby legs, ending just short enough to expose some skin between the stockings and her skirt. Lastly she wore a pair of blue shoes, along with a blue ribbon in her hair.
Levy, meanwhile, had tied back her blue hair in a ponytail with her bangs pulled into two additional side-tails that framed her face. Her outfit consisted of an orange tank top with separate orange sleeves bound to her upper arms that covered the length of her arms. Her doughy middle distended and hung down in front of her, hanging over her orange short-shorts. Her legs were left bare otherwise, with orange shoes covering her feet. Levy silently stared at her own middle, poking it gently with a finger. She could have sworn she was going to mention something earlier, but now it seemed as if the only thing she could think of was her own desire to eat. Part of her just wanted to begin the contest already, just so she could stuff herself silly.
"We've already signed up, now we just have to wait for Laxus..." Lucy commented, her cheeks blushing red a little as she thought of the blond. He really wasn't as bad a guy as he seemed - in spite of his abrasive nature, he was truly kind. There was a time when she couldn't understand how he and the Master were related, but now it made too much sense not to be true.
Levy looked over to Lucy as she was lost in thought, catching a glimpse of the round and soft stomach she now sported. Levy couldn't deny that there was a part of her that had always been attracted to Lucy. Lucy possessed a quality in her that Levy couldn't quite put into words, but it made her overwhelmingly glad that she'd gotten the chance to meet Lucy. The blonde was simply beautiful, yet ever since they had begun to gain weight Levy found herself catching glances of Lucy's curvier form. But before Lucy noticed Levy would always turn back to Lucy's face, if only to admire how round and chubby her features had gotten.
"I'm sure they'll be here shortly. Look!" Levy spoke, pointing down the street. The two girls stared down and smiled before giving waves to the two figures that were walking towards them.
The first, of course, was the tall and muscular Laxus, who instead of looking irritated or stone-faced actually possessed a small smile on his face. Beside him walked the white-haired beauty of Fairy Tail, Mirajane, who now wore a red bikini top that left her belly completely exposed. Though not as prominent as Lucy or Levy's, it was certainly nothing less than pudgy. Covering the woman's lower body was a red sarong that flowed around her, possessing a single slit down the side of her left leg that allowed her to occasionally show some skin as she walked.
"Hey," Laxus addressed them, waving back to the two girls. "It's going to start soon, isn't it?".
"Yeah!" Lucy replied, smiling as she looked up to the taller blond man. "You're just in time".
"I didn't expect to see you here, Mirajane," Levy remarked to the white-haired woman with mild surprise. Mirajane smiled back.
"Laxus asked if I wanted to come as well, so I thought I should. I wanted to see you two do your best!" Mirajane remarked. But even as she said that, she could sniff the scent of food that lingered in the air. All of a sudden it felt as if her stomach was begging her to find whatever it was and devour it. She kept a straight face, but now a sudden hunger had taken over her. Her mouth was already watering. She wanted to eat.
"Actually, I just had a thought! Mirajane, do you wanna join the contest too?" Lucy asked, raising a brow. Mirajane looked to the blonde and for a second she pondered the question. With her hunger now making itself known again, would she try joining up if only to sate it?
The Guild waitress smiled and shook her head. "Thanks but no thanks. I appreciate the offer though!"
Laxus added in. "Yeah, and besides it's duos, not trios unfortunately."
"Oh yeah, duh," Lucy bonked her head playfully. "My fault there, I forgot." The white haired woman waved her hand.
"It's fine. You two get ready, as for me." She stretched her arms out. "I'm going to get something from concessions. You want some booze Laxus?" She turned towards the much taller man.
"Just some beer I guess, I'll pay ya back afterwards if that's fine," shrugged the tall blonde. Mirajane nodded. "Good luck you two!" With that Mirajane trotted off to find the find the snack shack. The lightning mage and the celestial spirit mage stood along with the script mage.
"Well, you two get ready. I'm gonna find some spots to sit." Lucy nodded at Laxus' suggestion.
"He's right Lu-chan. We gotta take our seats at the table."
"You got it Laxus," The man turned around. "Oh! One more thing!"
"Eh?" He turned his head. Lucy blushed a little and turned her eyes away.
"Thanks for coming…It um…" She absently scratched her girth a little. "Means a lot."
"Yeah, me too." Levy broke out into a huge grin. "You're a lot more agreeable than Gajeel that's for sure!"
Laxus grinned, although deep in his heart he felt a pang of guilt at what she said. After all, he did try to hurt her back seven years ago when he was in his "power-over-all" stage.
"Anytime." His small grin and nod was all that was needed and he worked his way through the crowd to find Mirajane.
"Well, we better get our seats Lu-chan." The blonde girl nodded.
"You got it Levy."
The two found themselves signing up, then wearing unique tags on their shirts, and making their way to a nearby long table. Up above the table was a huge sign with three sections:
Course 1: Fruits and Appetizers.
Course 2: Main Course
Final Course: Dessert.
"So three stages huh? Not a problem," said Lucy with a grin.
"You sure? I mean, we did eat a lot today. Maybe we should have-"
"What starve ourselves and waste away? Pfft yeah right!" Scoffed Lucy. "I got curves to worry about after all to up my sex appeal~." She made a pose putting her hand behind her head.
Levy rolled her eyes and grumbled. Lucy turned towards her slightly shorter friend. "But hey Levy-chan, you're not all bad yourself. You got a nice butt forming~."
Now THAT made the bluenette blush. "S-Shut up I-" She couldn't find the words. She liked what Lucy was saying to her, but out in public where people could listen.
"Oh hey it's starting!" The blond whispered into her friend's ear, gaining her attention at the announcer walking in.
"Welcome! Today is the beginning of the 1st Annual Moon Festival, and to kick start the week of family fun, we are proud to host the main event of the first day: The Tri-Cycle Eating Contest!"
"Wouldn't there be a tricycle then?" Whispered Levy into Lucy's ear. Lucy shrugged and her eyes scanned the crowd for Laxus and Mirajane. No sign of them yet.
"As you see above you, we have three courses! A fruit and appetizer, a main course meal, and a desert! And you have to complete this cycle three times!" Lucy and Levy gave an "oh" in understanding.
"So three times the fun huh," remarked the blonde. "Bring it on!"
"We are also having a timed system going. If you can complete a course, you can wait until we hand you the next course and so forth. After going through the three courses three times, whoever is finished the three courses fastest or is the last one standing is the winner. Should there be a tie, then we move onto the Sudden Death Round, and those details will remain unknown."
Levy took it all in. "So we could just go slow and take our time as the other's stuff themselves silly, or we can bull rush through and get small breaks inbetween, along with getting the fastest time as well..."
"Oh!" Lucy pointed and waved towards the crowd, Levy falling her hand and seeing the tall Laxus giving a simple nod of his head in acknowledgement over the crowd.
And a hand holding a drumstick waving back. 'Must be Mirajane,' thought the Script Mage.
"Now without any delay," the chefs brought out the plates. The first appetizer being a plate of about fourteen mozzarella sticks with marina sauce to the side, and another plate filled with eight. There was also pitchers and glasses of water nearby to help the contestants satisfy their thirst. A timer made of magical numbers appeared in the clearing.
"You may begin!"
Lucy and Levy decided it best not to wait the moment they were told to start. But even if they wanted to pace themselves, it seemed as if their stomachs were begging them to hurry and devour everything before them. An intense hunger took control of their bodies and now the two women may as well have been puppets dancing to the tune of their stomachs.
Both girls certainly didn't spare themselves. Lucy and Levy both would take their mozzarella sticks and cover them in marina sauce before devouring them in quick bites. One bite was never enough - one mouthful wasn't enough. Nor two, nor three, nor ten. The two girls didn't waste even a crumb.
Occasionally, one of the two would fill their glasses to full and gulp down the entire glass of water in a matter of seconds before continuing again. Time wasn't the most important factor here - stamina was. As much as they desired to devour everything as quickly as possible, they also recognized that going through the cycle three times was going to take a toll on the capacity of their stomachs.
Lucy licked her lips after she gulped down another mouthful of food, but as she reached for her plate she found nothing was left. Levy was similarly dismayed for a brief moment, but the two were quickly gifted with the next course of their meal - plates and plates of pasta and meatballs. The two girls eyes' shone in delight at the sight, as if seeing a mystical treasure.
The two girls quickly dug into their food. Their forks moved quickly, fitting as much food into their respective mouths as there could be at any one time. Lucy gluttonously gobbled up generous helpings of food, with sauce staining her cheeks as she threw any sense of etiquette to the wind. She would immediately lick up any sauce left on her face, but only out of hunger rather than any embarrassment.
Levy was no less piggish, pushing ponderous portions of food between her plump lips. Large lumps could be seen in her throat as food flowed down through her system to be digested as fat. A part of her was tempted to even do away with her utensils and just shovel everything into her mouth with her hands, but she forced herself not to.
Lucy let out a brief belch after swallowing down another mouthful, causing her to blush as Levy chuckled bemusedly. Nevertheless, neither girl could afford to stop for more than a moment - the others around them proved gluttonous as well, devouring their own meals with a similar hunger. Still, Lucy and Levy felt almost as if they were only becoming more hungry the more they ate.
As soon as the last plate of pasta and meatballs was cleaned of its contents, the dessert arrived - servings of apple pie for both girls. Neither, of course, decided to waste their time.
Using the knives they'd been offered, both girls quickly divided their pies into six large slices and one by one, the girls would force entire slices of their dessert into their mouths. A few moments would pass for them to chew the delicious pies, but they were of course unable to savour the flavour for too long as quickly enough the mouthfuls of food would be swallowed down.
Gorging themselves, the two gluttonous girls were led by their greed to gobble up every last slice. They'd only just shove entire slices into their mouths before grabbing another, only to then start consuming that slice the moment they had just finished swallowing the last piece. It was almost as if they'd learned how to breathe through their noses whilst simultaneously consuming as much food as possible.
In mere minutes that felt more like moments, the trays of pie were completely empty, with the two Fairy Tail girls leaning back in their seats and patting their stomachs - both of which were already bloated and engorged. But by the end of the night, they would no doubt be far bigger - they still had two more cycles to complete.