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Growth Drive – Meta High - Chapter 1
((Read until the directions at the end to find out how YOU can direct the growth in the story!))
The news had taken most social circles in Meta High by storm. Guy was into bodybuilder chicks!? His confession seemed genuine, and it made sense; Guy could have had almost any girl in the school as his own, yet he remained single throughout his time there.
It all started when Guy had been browsing one of his favorite female muscle sites, and unknowingly had integrated his alias there with his social networking FaceTweet account. What would have otherwise been a simple night of privately favoriting various works of art, stories and photographs ended up creating a stream of notifications on his friends' feeds, notifying them of his somewhat unusual tastes.
This binge had taken place on a Saturday night, and Sunday morning Guy Guy was faced with a barrage of questions from his 1000+ FaceTweet friends. He considered pretending he was “hacked”, but decided that he was tired of keeping his tastes a secret. It may cost him his seemingly supernatural popularity at Meta High, but at least he'd finally get it off of his chest. With steely determination, he typed up his confession. He explained how everything that appeared on his feed really was put there by him, though entirely on accident. He went on to posit that while his tastes, especially most of the art and stories, were outside of mainstream, they were quite normal compared to some of the extreme fetishes out there. He explained at length about how he deeply respects women, and wishes that they had the same physical potential as their male counterparts. He finished it off by claiming that he possessed the utmost admiration for any woman who employs discipline to transform her body.
If almost anyone else had posted that confession, it would have backfired, but Guy Guy was Guy. He was met by a stream of likes and comments applauding him for his honesty and for championing the empowerment of women. A few of the other males even claimed that they too had similar tastes, while some of the girls stated that after seeing the physique and fitness models, they should start doing squats. Life was good for Guy. It always was.
When Guy finally returned to school on Monday, almost everyone felt the need to come up to him and affirm that the stream of femmuscle content and following confession were really from him. Guy assured everyone that it was all true. Nary a soul dared mock him for it, and instead sang high praises of how interesting and admirable his tastes were. Some of his male colleagues went so far as to claim they were going to try to adjust their own tastes just to be as noble as he.
For anyone else, this would have been a surreal series of events. For Guy Guy, this was just another day. One thing had changed however, the female population of Meta High no longer flirted quite as passionately as they had before. Now the young women understood precisely why Guy had looked past their advances - They simply weren't up to his tastes.
Later that day, at lunch time.
“This is Goron-shit!” Seth yelled out, glancing over at Nikki, hoping she'd at least smile from his reference. Unfortunately for him, she seemed completely unphased. “Guy announces to the world his deviant fetish and everyone just congratulates him and elevates him even higher?!”
“What's your problem man?” A thin, pale Junior boy responded. “Guy's a cool guy and the fact that he's into something different makes him more relatable. This is a good thing for us.”
“You serious Doug? You know damn well that if either of us accidentally linked tons of pictures featuring jacked girls and stories about girls stealing men's strength onto FaceTweet we'd be crucified as freaks!” his pudgy digits were wildly animated, speaking a language of their own.
“You actually read the stories?” Nikki cut in. Her voice had a natural and feminine hoarseness to it that made her seem more genuine, and in some ways more attractive.
“Uh, well, you know, I was kind of curious so I looked at a couple.” Seth's face grew red. The last thing he needed was for Nikki to think less of him because of Guy's blunder.
“It's ok bro, I totally did too. That shit was cash.” she flashed him a grin and her baby-blue right eye sparkled. An angular chunk of bright red hair somehow constantly covered her left ocular no matter how much she moved.
“Well.. what did you think about them!?” Seth sputtered, his face turning a tinge pink.
“Like I said, it's pretty fuckin cool!” Nikki was growing animated and her eyes glistened even more.
“Yeah, I guess some of the ideas were pretty neat...” Seth conceded.
“Just imagine if, like, super heroes were real and I could drain their powers like in some of those stories. Think all that awesomesauce flowing right into me while they got all normal and weak while I became epic!” she flexed her bare arms which were visible thanks to her Minecraft themed tank-top. Next to no rise at all appeared from her thin, flaccid arms. In fact, the only visually interesting thing on display were her tattoos: an elaborate Triforce in the center of her chest, the Skyrim logo on her right front wrist, and the Half-Life symbol on the left.
“W-what would you do? Would you just take some powers from them, or what?” Doug cut in, his face also growing somewhat pink.
“I'd suck 'em dry!” Nikki exclaimed. “Once I got flight or teleportation it'd be game over! I'd turn on super vision and hunt each and every last super down! With each one I drain, I'd get even better at it. Imagine if I got a full clone jutsu thing and there was an army of Super Nikkis all powering up, then they all merged back together to make one uber Nikki with their stolen powers! Hell, what if I took a saiyan's genetic abilities, and got stronger every time I fought! I'd keep leveling up over and over and over! I'd take over the world!” The energetic girl was practically yelling with excitement.
Both Seth and Doug shifted somewhat to accommodate their growing arousal from picturing Nikki with super powers. Seth let out a sigh. To him Nikki was perfect. Except for maybe the Skyrim tattoo, he wished that was from Morrowind instead. Doug also looked on longingly. While he wasn't quite as enamored as Seth, he still crushed on her as well.
“You know what? Fuck it! I'm gonna hit the gym a-sap!” Nikki announced. “I may not be able to become a super hero, but I'll grind strength until I'm jacked as hell.” she grinned wickedly.
“Th-then what?” Seth probed.
“Well, I guess maybe Guy Guy would finally notice me.” Nikki added listlessly.
Seth groaned and rolled his eyes. Hearing the girl he'd both been crushing on for years continue to go on about Guy while turning down his meek advances was always heart-wrenching. Doug snickered as he could easily detect precisely what was upsetting Seth.
“Yo Seth.” Nikki started again. “Your bro still got that home gym setup in your garage?”
Seth nodded. He hated talking about that gym since it always brought up the fact that he neglected and refused to use it himself while his older brother transformed closer and closer into a chiseled Adonis each time he used it.
Nikki continued, due to her energetic personality it wasn't uncommon for her to completely run a conversation. “Sweet, I'll totes be heading over to your place after school. Maybe play some smash after I get all pumped up? I bet I'll beat your scrub ass even harder than usual with the blood pumping to my brain!”
Seth blinked a few times. Could he even have a guest over today? What if his brother was going to use the gym? Wait, Nikki was going to go over to his house, alone? No other guests? And she was going to lift weights? And get all pumped up and potentially sweaty? Seth's head was spinning. “Uh, al, alright. Sure. Yeah! Sounds awesome!” It was settled.
Meanwhile, Harriet was eating her lunch in the school's library, pouring over a college-level textbook, her long brown hair tied back in a ponytail. Typically it was frowned upon for someone to consume food or drink, but the staff knew the immaculate young woman would be the last person to make a mess. The book in front of her was actually irrelevant to her high school courses. As the virtually guaranteed valedictorian of Meta High, Harriet had already consumed nearly everything there was to be gleamed from her current semester's workload. While the common person in this situation would have simply relaxed during their senior year, Harriet was determined to further her studies.
The young woman began fantasizing about how she'd stroll into the Ivy League university of her choice and already know most of the relevant content for her first semester. She began thinking about how much better her grades were than all of her classmates, and how she seemed to just effortlessly soak up and retain information. Her mind wandered to one of those stories Guy accidentally posted on FaceTweet, in one of them there was a girl who could learn an entire book's contents by simply touching it. She imagined having that same power, but taking it a step forward and touching a network cable, slowly soaking in the entirety of the internet's contents. This lead her fantasy to a place where her mind was unfathomably powerful, and through her omniscience she manipulated the world's markets to generate infinite wealth and lead mankind to a flawless utopia. A utopia where she was revered and worshiped for her unending genius.
Harriet's face grew red and she squirmed in her seat, as the thought of having such incredible knowledge was overwhelmingly alluring. In an attempt to bring her mind to another place she began thinking of all of the muscle-art that Guy posted. “Come to think of it, there's really no reason I couldn't get a body like some of the smaller muscle girls he posted.” she thought to herself. “I already understand exercise nutrition far better than the vast majority of personal trainers out there. Heck, I could even hack together some supplements based off the amino acids and specific chemicals that trigger growth hormone without raising my androgens too much.”
Her mental monologue continued. “I bet that if I transformed my body, combined with my brilliant mind, Guy would have no choice but to accept me as his girlfriend. Guy Guy is the only guy in school who is worthy of my genius after all. That settles it, I start my training and dieting immediately after class.” As the most productive president in the history of Meta High's student council, Harriet had been entrusted with a key to nearly every relevant facility. She could use the weight room that was usually off-limits to anyone who wasn't a student athlete. If anyone noticed or questioned her, she was positive that a flash of her innocent smile and explanation that she can't afford a gym would suffice; she was, after-all, the senior poster child in the faculty's eyes.
Harriet began imagining herself slowly transforming into a buff babe. Her imagination had been sparked by those stupid stories, and her train of thought transitioned into wild experiments with the chemicals she thought of earlier, unlocking a stream of hormones to kick-start a wild growth spurt of both muscularity and height. This would, of course, only enhance her feminine charm, as her breasts would blossom and somehow, just somehow, even her hips would grow wider. Her transformation would be unstoppable, and with every pound of muscle built, it'd somehow become even easier to grow stronger! She'd be the perfect fusion of brawn, brains and beauty! She'd lift Guy up with one hand!
That's when Harriet realized that her thick glasses were fogging up. She had gotten so worked up over her fantasy that it was literally causing a reaction! Embarrassed, she quickly snapped to, removed her glasses and wiped them clean before placing them back over her dark brown eyes. With her mind returned to reality, she began pondering if her chemical fantasy could be replicated on some scale. That's when it occurred to her – she also had a full-access key to the high school's chemistry labs. She knew that there was no way she could make a formula like in one of the stories she read, but at the very least she could, theoretically, make something on par with what was legally sold at vitamin stores.
For the rest of the school day, Harriet planned out precisely what she'd need to get from the chemistry lab, what kind of workout she'd do in the gym, and what her diet would be.
Back at the cafeteria
Cindy, unsurprisingly, was sitting at the same table as Guy for lunch. This table in particular housed only the social elite of Meta High – for whatever being in the upper social echelon of a high school was worth. With her flawless skin, clear green eyes, long blonde hair, and tall, full figure, Cindy was the envy of almost every female and the lust of nearly every male on campus. Naturally, the topic of discussion had focused on Guy's revelation that he did indeed thoroughly love muscular women – in fact, the more outrageously powerful and muscular, the better.
A male football player at the table began speaking. “Damn Guy, to be totally honest, I thought you were gay or something. I mean, you'd still be totally cool if you were, maybe even cooler, it's just that, well, you of all people have been single for so long!” Despite being physically larger than Guy, the football player still had a level of nervousness to his voice when directly addressing him.
“It's all good man. Though you should avoid using gay as an insult in any capacity.” Guy responded with a relaxed demeanor. “I'm sure that once I get out into the real world, get to college, I'll meet some women I can truly admire.” He spoke slowly with meaning to every word. Everyone at the table was attentive whenever he uttered a sound. Without even trying, he completely ruled the flow of conversation.
If there was a male equivalent of a Mary Sue, it very likely would have taken the form of Guy Guy.
One of the girls, a high-tier socialite chimed in. “Guy, as great as you are, isn't it kind of rude to say you don't admire any of the girls at Meta High?” Speaking to anyone else, this girl would have been rude and demanding of an answer to her perceived insult.
“She's right Guy.” Cindy finally spoke up. She was the only person at the table who could command attention nearly as well as Guy. “Are you really saying that this doesn't deserve your respect?” she flexed her bare, tanned arms, causing a pair of surprisingly well-toned arms to rise at her command. “How about this?” she pressed her arms forward, causing both her impressive cleavage to bunch up and her well defined triceps and shoulders to pop. Sensing that she had captivated her audience, she stood up to her full height of 5'10”, and lifted her shirt up halfway, revealing her toned four-pack abs. Satisfied, she sat down with a satisfied smirk.
Guy blinked a couple of times, slightly intrigued by the show. “Cindy, you and all of the other female athletes here are great, but female bodybuilders, fitness, and physique models have a higher level of dedication and discipline than you could begin to imagine.”
The first girl to speak up wanted to interject, but couldn't bring herself to challenge Guy.
Cindy was the one to throw a retort. “What about the girls in those drawings? Friggan Supergirl and She Hulk didn't dedicate themselves to a lifetime of fitness to get jacked.”
“That's a fair point Cindy, but that's a fantasy. I suppose I must admit that I enjoy powerful females of all varieties, but in real life my tastes mostly translate to those with the willpower and energy to shape their bodies like that.” Guy explained calmly.
Oooh that guy! Cindy was simultaneously furious and turned on! He had such a way with words. “Well... well...” for the first time in many years, Cindy was truly flustered, needing to buy time to formulate a response. “You know what? Fuck it! I'll get jacked! I'll show you. I'm already buffer than nine out of ten girls in this school. With my natural greatness and the resources available to me, I'll make those girls you jerk it to look like thin stick bitches!”
There was a moment of silence before another girl spoke up. “What do you mean by resources? Like steroids?”
Cindy let out a laugh. “No little girl, I of all people don't need to resort to that kind of shit. Just... think. Just think for once. Think about my amazing genetics. Remember how quickly I became one of the top cheerleaders? Remember that little gun and ab show I just put on? News flash, I haven't worked out a day in my life beyond cheer practice. Think about my house – we've got a fully decked out Olympic gym. Our kitchen is already brimming with the highest quality food and nutritional supplements known to man. You think it would be hard to have a personal trainer come directly to my house? Have our chef prepare perfectly portioned meals and protein shakes for me on command?”
Everyone was silent. Finally, Guy spoke up. “No Cindy, I don't think those things would be difficult for you. You'd still have to work hard though.”
“HA! That's what you think. Besides, so what if I have to work hard? Any effort I've put into anything has been returned multiple-fold. I guarantee that before you know it I'll be the biggest, baddest and hardest bitch alive. I'll be so strong and so hot and so powerful that even the football team will be begging me to play for them. I won't just have a six-pack, I'll have abs so hard that they're literally bullet proof.” Cindy's face was beat red and she was practically frothing at the mouth. This display had utterly unnerved everyone at the table, as they were accustomed to Cindy being an ice queen in demeanor. “How about then Guy? Then will I have you fucking admiration?!”
Guy blinked twice as he processed the information presented to him. “Yes Cindy. You would have my utmost respect and admiration if you were able to transform your body like that.”
Guy's effortless response only angered Cindy further, but before the fiery blonde could let loose another response the lunch bell rang.
The rest of the school day had passed by painfully slowly for the girls. All three of them were transfixed on getting to some weights and protein as quickly as possible.
Eventually they were released from their academic prison and head off to their respective destinations. Nikki to Seth's garage, Harriet to the chemistry lab and then the school's weight room, and Cindy to her mansion's personal gym.
What happens next? Well that's up... to YOU!
That's right. This is a growth drive! Even if you don't want to / cannot donate, you can still influence what happens! Read on for more information!
Everyone has, completely for free, 4 points to spend each chapter. If you favorite this submission, you get another free point! That means, if you favorite, then comment, you get 5 points total – for free! You spend these free points by leaving a comment on this deviation. That is the only way to spend free points. I repeat, you must comment in this deviation to spend free points. If you leave a comment without faving and spend 5 points, I will randomly take one of the points off.
You can also spend donation-points in the comments if you desire (if you don't want to that's cool too) You will get more free points with each chapter and they don't carry over – so make sure you spend them each time! Please note – if you favorite, say, Chapter 1 when Chapter 2 is already out, you don't get a bonus point for the chapter 1 fave.
Every time you spend a point on a girl, you get an EX point to spend on that girl's EX categories.
Regular points always go to muscle/strength growth. These EX points can be spent in one of the following categories: height, intelligence, beauty and X-Factor. The EX points MUST go to the EX categories, and the regular points ALWAYS go to the girl's strength and muscularity.
So, here is a sample way to spend 5 free points:
“2 reg points to Nikki, EX points to X-factor
1 reg point to Harriet, EX point to intellect
2 reg point to Cindy, 1 EX point to height, 1 EX to beauty.”
Alternatively, you could do something like this:
“5 strength points to Harriet, 4 EX to height, 1 to X-factor.”
Every time you spend a muscle point on a girl, you must spend an EX on the same girl!
Every 10 points spent, a girl will Level Up in a category. Each level up corresponds to an improvement within the story.
Just what do these stats do?
Regular Points AKA Strength/Muscle Points = an increase to muscle size, density, durability, strength, etc.
Height = extra height.
Intellect = extra smarts
Beauty = extra beauty, meaning more facially beautiful, larger breasts, wider hips (sorry if this doesn't equate to your idea of beauty, just going off of traditional standards)
EX-Factor = This is the special category. It can manifest in different ways to different characters. Maybe it will give someone a super power? Maybe it'll turn their eyes red? Anything can happen!
To see precisely what level ups do for height and EX-Factor, check out this deviation: magnusmagneto.deviantart.com/a…
Currently, this is where the girls stand. (yeah, it's unbalanced to start)
Strength = 1
Height = 2
Intellect = 2
Beauty = 4
EX Factor = 0
Strength = 1
Height = 0
Intellect = 7
Beauty = 2
EX Factor = 0
Strength = 4
Height = 5
Intellect = 5
Beauty = 6
EX Factor = 3
(EX traits earned = Dominating Presence lvl 1)
This story is going to be somewhere between “Fairly unrealistic” and “insane” meaning that each level up will be fairly substantial.
Please note, if there is an unexpectantly high or low number of points spent, I might change the scales to accommodate this either way.
HOW TO GET MORE POINTS AND SUPPORT ME AND SUPPORT THIS STORY SO I CAN BUY FOOD AND TEXTBOOKS AND STUFF:
Donation Goals and stretch rewards here: magnusmagneto.deviantart.com/j…
Beyond the 4 (+1 for faving) freebies, you can be awarded points via donation for $1 each. If you really want to know what the money is for, it'll probably end up going towards my tuition and other school expenses. Each point earned from donations gets an EX point for the EX categories of course. To donate for points, send a donation via PayPal to MagnusMagnetoDonations@Gmail.com (quick link www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?… )If you absolutely cannot use paypal, you can buy points with DA points: 100 DA points = 1 MuscleGrowth+ 1 EX point. If you do this, you must send an accompanying note so I'll know about it.
If you buy points in bulk with a big donation, you get even more points! For every $10 donated, you get a compounding 5% bonus rounded up. What I mean by compounding is
$10 donated = 11 points (5% bonus)
$20 donated = 22 points (10% bonus)
$30 donated = 35 points (15% bonus)
$70 donated = 95 points (35% bonus)
So on and so forth. This means, if you make a big single donation, you get a ton of bonus points!For example, if someone were uber generous and, say, donated $100, they'd get 150 points!
For the sake of this bonus, points bought with DA points will not receive a bonus, sorry (I really can't do much with DA points other than buy premium or commission from certain people)
When you donate for points, either include a note in the paypal transaction, and/or send me a note/email. If you don't want to be bothered with the math for how many points you get for buying in bulk, then I'll do it for you.
If you want to only spend half of your points this chapter, then spend the rest next chapter, that's fine too! You can specify how many points to save and how many to bank.
Sorry, the free points given for commenting cannot be banked.
You may choose to make your donation anonymous or have a name of your choosing displayed. Hell, you can put a website's name and advertise as long as it's legal, I don't care. You can also do a joke name if you want. You cannot directly impersonate another DA user or Growth Drive donator however.
I will make the grand tally of points spent publicly viewable after the next chapter is released. Don't want to spoil things!
Also, bonus points for Patrons! Those who donate to my Patreon campaigns at certain reward tiers will receive bonus points! Check the separate reward categories for more information. For the most part, you will earn points for the tiers above the minimum. I will also be retroactively awarding points to those who successfully processed stories in April, and to a couple of big supporters.
You can spend points on the girls for Chapter 1 until June 1st, when the window will close!