"Why don't we make this a little more interesting?" Taura darted over to the closet and plucked a gadget off the top of a pile of junk in a box on the floor. It was a little project she'd been working on ever since Corona had bought the feather and fuzzy cuffs and a few other accessories. "I just finished this a few days ago and now's a perfect time to try it out."
Jack stared at the device. "An old Roomba? With … legs and tentacles?"
Corona actually looked frightened for a moment. "Yeah, what the hell is that thing?"
"I picked up an old Roomba at a thrift store, replaced most of its inner workings, and added legs and manipulator arms and a few fuzzy, tentacly appendages. I got the idea when Corona brought home that big feather."
Jack kept staring. "You just … built that? Just for the hell of it?"
"Well, I got bored when you two were out and started working on it. Then, once I'd started it, I had to finish it."
"Uh-huh." Jack chuckled. "We need to stop leaving you unsupervised."
Taura snorted, linked her brand-new cybernetic interface to the bot, and placed it on the bed. Corona tried to inch away from it. Another idea popped into Taura's head and she returned to the box and grabbed the bot's remote control. She handed it to Jack and tossed another shit-eating grin at Corona.
"Anyway, about making this more interesting. How about we unlock those cuffs if you answer ten questions correctly in a row. If you get one wrong, you'll have to start over. And each time you get one wrong, Jack gets to work you over with the TickleBot 3000. Or the feather. Or both."
"Oh, come on!" Corona shook her head.
Jack laughed and thought for a moment. "Okay, then, first question. The names of the actors in the starring role during the original run of Doctor Who -- in order. Go!"
"William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy." Corona smirked. "Paul McGann may or may not count, depending on whether you consider the TV-movie part of the original run or not. Hah!" She stuck her forked tongue out at Jack.
Taura grinned, linked up to the handheld supercomputer in her pocket, and brought up a holographic window in front of her. She reached in with a finger and drew a tally mark.
"Not a bad start, babe. Okay, uh … the first woman who played the same character?"
"Alright, that's two." Taura chuckled, added another mark, and nudged Jack's shoulder. "Try something more obscure or she'll answer all ten on the first try."
"Heh, okay. How about … hmm … the actor in the lead role in Space: 1999?"
"In … what?" Corona gaped at him.
Huh. I don't know that, either. Taura used her interface and her pocket computer to search for the info. Ah, Martin Landau. Okay.
"I … don't … aw, damn it." Corona sighed.
Jack laughed like a Bond villain, pushed a button on the remote, and nudged the tiny joystick.
Taura held in a laugh of her own, sent a command to the bot, and erased the tally marks while the bot scampered over to Corona's waist.
"Sorry, you'll have to start over."
Jack glanced back and forth from the bot to the remote control. "I … that's not where … am I holding this upside-down?" He shrugged and stuck the feather under Corona's left arm. She burst into giggles and tried to lower her arm, pulling the chain on the handcuffs tight again.
Taura sent another command to the bot and it brushed the tip of an appendage across the spot under the base of Corona's tail. Corrie yelped, arched her back, and lifted her ass off the bed to get away from the bot. Snickering, Jack stuck the feather into the same spot and Corona let out a sort of laughing shriek.
Taura directed the bot to jump up and grab onto her panties. Corona dropped back onto the mattress and stared as it climbed up and secured its grip. She wiggled, then jerked back and forth to try to dislodge it. It held on and fluttered its tentacles over her abs. Corona squealed and let loose another barrage of giggles until she could barely breathe. Taura finally eased up and gave her a moment to catch her breath.
"You … bastards!" Corona laughed again.
"Here comes round two." Jack aimed a brilliant grin at her and looked over at Taura. "Fire when ready."