By: Theo Winters
Written for GhostBlackburn
Snow stood under the shade of the trees, watching the humans as they moved in the distance, they weren't hunters but they would still shoot any tiger they saw. A white tigress like herself seemed to be of a great deal of interest to them as they had tried to catch her a number of times. Luckily any tiger they shot recovered a short time later, but feeling the worse for wear.
She slunk back, trying to stay under cover as they moved passed. They had managed to shoot every other tiger she knew of with the exception of herself, and she was proud of that. She was so different from the others, white where they were orange and smaller as well, that it was nice to know she was better than them in some fashion.
Tucking her tail across her rump she scanned out from the trees, not sure what the humans would do, they were always unpredictable. In the distance she could hear the pounding of prey running away from them, it was safe from her for now as she couldn't risk running after it.
A moment later she heard the roar of a male tiger, one that liked too press close to her territory. He was closer to her then she had expected and a moment later she heard the familiar sound of the human guns, followed by a cry of pain.
Snow snorted and shook her head, she didn't like him anyways. She only hoped that it would distract the humans from trying to catch her again. She wasn't in the mood to run away from them, but then again she was never in the mood. She only enjoyed running and stalking when she was hunting, not when she was the prey.
A snap came from near her left side. She turned her ears towards it while looking out of the corner of her eye. She didn't see anything, but something felt wrong, there was no other sound then just that snap and the wind was calm. Snaps didn't happen without cause, or by themselves, there had to be something out there, something trying to move quietly, like prey, but no prey that was aware of her would stay so close to her.
Slowly the white tigress rose up to her feet, her muscles tensing up just slightly as she scanned the area where the snap had come from. A few seconds later she saw a glint of something in the shallow sunlight, something reflective, something not natural.
She leapt forward a moment before a shot rang out behind her and she heard something smash into the tree where she had been laying. Glancing back she saw a pair of humans behind her, but when she looked forward she saw another in her path.
Putting on a burst of speed she ran towards the human, bearing her teeth with a growl. The human froze for a moment then dove to the side as she ran past him, her tail flicking out and slapping the man on the head.
Snow would have let out a laugh if she could, but instead she kept on running, using as much speed as she could. She could hear the humans moving behind her, crashing through the undergrowth and easily giving away their position. Running out of the trees she rushed down across the road, right past the human's trucks and the male tiger that had been loaded up in the back.
She could hear another human in the trees across the way so she turned and started running down the road. There would be cover, bit it would take time and nearly the last of her reserve of energy, even so she would still be able to get away from the humans.
Without warning the sky become so bright she couldn't see, everything glowing with such a white intensity that it hurt her eyes. Moments after that she felt something slam into her side, knocking her off her feet and sending her crashing to the ground. She rolled over her side and came to rest at the edge of the road, panting hard as her body shook, every muscle twitching like she was still running. Every part of her being felt stranger, like a charge running through her body.
The tigress lifted her head, her vision starting to clear as the sky faded back to blue. The humans where running toward her, each one covering their eyes from the remaining glow. She tried to get up but couldn't seem to move anything more than just her tail. She was unable to protest or fight as the humans pulled a truck over and hefted her into the back. She let out a cry as they closed the cage door.
As the truck rumbled to life she felt a chill through her body, her legs twitching in place as they started to come back under her control. She felt strange, but not in a bad way. Everything tingled, her muscles almost eager to move again and her ears perking up high above her head. She could hear the human's speaking in the truck as well as in the truck driving in front of them.
She pulled herself up to the feet, watching the road slide behind her as the truck drove on, her body still shaking with power. There was something different about her, she could feel it, something holding on just below the surface and pressing at her flanks. Whatever it was, it was growing and was almost ready to break free.
Snow shivered and hunkered down in the cage, she could feel the metal under her paws and belly, cold and thin, as thin as a twig.
Reaching out with one paw she pressed it at the door of the small cage, feeling it bend slightly but nothing else. Bracing herself with her hind legs she pressed both paws against the cage door and shoved hard. This time it bent more but still did not give way.
She growled and braced herself again. She knew that she could make it through the door, she just know it! She just had to use enough force. Closing her eyes she pulled back on her hunches and focused all her power on her forelegs. The strangeness in her body rushing to join the rest of her strength.
As soon as she felt it was at her peak she shoved hard with her paws. This time the door didn't bent, the lock and hinges snapped like ice and the door flew away from the cage like it had been kicked by a horse. In arched through the air and landed quite a distance behind the still moving truck.
Letting out roar of triumph she leapt out of the cage, free once again. As she leapt the power in her seemed to rush out and she went flying high and far, arching over the door of the cage and landing on the road. She landed so hard the ground shook, her paws pressing into the hard packed dirt.
Snow turned around and looked at the truck as it came to a stop, realizing a number of things. Thanks to the power inside of her she had jumped at least three hundred feet. The power that was growing, filling her body in way that felt very good, and as the power grew so did she. Looking out she realized she was standing so tall that the truck could fit between her legs.
The humans in the truck seemed to realizing this, but only after they had turned around and started driving towards her. They slammed to a hard stop, dirt flying up behind them. The second truck continued on, the sound of the engine growing louder as it rushed away.
Lowering her head, the giant tigress looked at the truck and the humans inside. Taking in a deep breath she let out a roar, letting her power back flow behind it. The sound was deafeningly loud and the force of it send the truck backwards, the front end flipping up into the air and sending the machine flying high up over the trees.
Without a thought she reached out with her power and protected the human's inside. When the truck crashed into the ground the metal bent and flatted, but they were safe and unharmed. The humans might be annoying, but they weren't prey and she had no interesting in killing them. In fact she felt rather protective of them, the power glowing inside of her in agreement.
The tigress licked her chops and started down the road after the other truck. The annoying male was held in the back and she wanted to get set free. The power inside of her made the run easy, taking no effort at all. She didn't even notice as she continued to grow, her paws slamming into the ground, the trees shaking with her impact as she towered over them, soon the clearing around the road was almost too small for her, and she had to move through the trees, the tops just rubbing over her belly.
Soon the second truck came into view, moving as fast as it possibly could go, but it she was able to slow to a trot and still catch up with it. As soon as it was within reach she smacked I into the air with one paw, easily catching it with another. The whole tuck just barely fit on her paw, but the fit was improving as she continued to grow.
Reaching up, she carefully pulled the cage free, set it down on the road and ripped the door off. The male tiger ran away like his tail was on fire, not caring who had saved him. She didn't mind, her interests were on the humans in the truck.
At her height she could make out a city in the distance, the tall buildings just peaking over the horizon. She felt drawn to it, the power inside of her glowing in encouragement. Narrowing her eyes she looked back down at the humans in the tuck, then with a shrug she dropped them from her paw. It was a well over a hundred foot drop, but once again she used her power to insure that they survived without any injuries what so ever. The tigress even made sure that the metal bent and folded in such a way that they could easily escape.
The last thing she wanted was to have see the humans harmed. They were hers now, they were all hers.
Snow started to walk towards the city, the power pulsing through her with each and every step. Her paws were sinking deep into the ground each time they landed, her tail swaying happily behind her. The most growth though was in her belly and back, growing thick and heavy, swaying under her with each step that she took closer to the city. She could feel it thick around her neck and pressing up between her hind legs, the power had given her a thick layer of muscular fat, making her giant body all the more huge.
When she was ten miles away she saw that a number of vehicles were rushing towards her, most on the ground but a few in the air. She ignored them until one of the planes dived at her and try to shoot her. There were tiny to her, no more than the size of her toe and she didn't even feel their shots. As they flew past her she slapped them with her tail, sending them spinning down two thousand feet to the ground. By now she didn't even have to think to use her power to protect the humans in them, they simply landed safely.
The ones on the ground started to shoot at her, this time large enough that she actually felt the impact, but no more than as a slight poke on her huge chest. With a smirk she jumped into the air, her power allowing her to arch easily over the vehicles and come crashing down onto them, her belly flattening every single one of the mechanized weapons.
With a snort she stood up, debris falling from her belly, and leaving slightly more than a hundred humans surprised to be alive. She just ignored them and continued onto the city, enjoying the cries of worship and awe as she passed over them all.
It only took a few more minutes until she reached the edge of the city, moving around small houses and farmland. She towered over every building, none of them reaching high enough that they could even touch her belly, even with how heavy and low it hung.
Without a word she lowered herself to the ground, rumbling happily as she settled down next to the city. Her city, filled with her humans, but then all the humans were hers. She could feel them around her, near and far, and the more she reached out the more of them she touched. They were hers, every single one of them were hers. Without a thought she started to protect them all from accident or injury.
As she settled down the titanic tigress smiled and looked at the humans below her. Even laying down her back was almost a mile high, but that was as it should be. A goddess like her had to be bigger than anything and everyone.
Below her the humans started to gather, worshiping her like they were meant to. With a flick of her tail she ordered only a few to stay and for the rest to return to their lives. She could feel how complicated the world was and felt it was best to leave them to running it.
Closing her eyes she reached out to all the humans, touching each of them at once, letting them know that they she was there, that they were hers now and that they were protected by her and would always be that way.
Then with a relaxed growl, Snow the white tigress settled into her role as goddess of the world.
This story was written and copyright 2011 by Theo Winters, reposting and archiving are allowed as long as this copyright notice and the author's name are not removed. This story cannot be published without permission of the author. Snow is owned by GhostBlackburn and used with permission. Violators will be squashed.