While Stephanie worked on the relatively simple task of producing a second batch of blue pills, Pao and I worked on the one problem that still remained: perfecting the orange formula, the one that had transformed me. I shuddered just remembering it. It had felt like my body was rejecting itself, pain and nausea wracking my body, barely able to breathe, my heart almost exploding. It wasn't enough to recreate it. I needed to test it and see just how safe it was. The plan had been to administer it to a group of lab mice and see just what effect it had on them over the course of a week. Things went off-track though when every single male lab mouse that was given the formula died. Around half died from a heart attack within the first hour. The rest suffered from immediate organ failure and didn't last much longer. "It's no good. The process essentially sets the body to rebuild itself. It's like trying to demolish and rebuild a skyscraper in a single day. Perhaps if we slowed the process down?" Dr. Pao observed. "You think I haven't tried that? Slowing the process down gives the viral agent enough time to locate the XY chromosome. It works, but only if the subject doesn't mind losing their manhood," I answered. "A-ah. Of course, sir." Pao fidgeted, blushed. The less respect I showed her, the more timid and aroused she became, "Then maybe your hypothesis was right, and the process is—" A high-pitched beep interrupted her, signalling that the blood analysis she'd thought to give me had finished. Even if she was heavily under the influence of the blue pill, she was just like me in that research came first. She plopped down to the computer chair and began to look through the results. She was silent for a long minute, not even noticing me as I looked over her shoulder. We stared silently at the monitor, parsing the results, minds racing to analyze what they meant. "Well damn. Maybe I am a bit too reckless." I said after a minute of reading, "How common is that genetic marker?" I hadn't survived out my transformation on willpower alone. It wasn't that humans were naturally hardier and could survive the process. Instead, it appeared that there was a unique interaction with a part of my DNA and the formula, a strange feedback loop that stabilized the process and reduced the rejection that had killed the lab mice. "One second, sir. Let me check." Pao said as she searched through the database, "It is...oh dear...one in ten thousand." One in ten thousand. I had better odds of rolling five dice and coming up snake eyes on all of them. My stomach flipped as I realized just how lucky I was. ...or was it luck? I was a man of science, but I couldn't help but the further I went with this research, the more I used the blue pill to grow my harem, the more I was beginning to think that this was my destiny, that I had been put on this earth to rule over its women and usher in a new golden age. "Still. This gives us an answer. If we can synthetically mimic this gene, then perhaps—" "I've got the pizzas!" Stephanie came in carrying three boxes stacked high. The aroma hit my nose, and I could hear my stomach grumbling. I looked at the clock and saw it was past nine. I'd lost track of the time. And skipped lunch. Twenty minutes later and the boxes were empty. I'd gone through two of them myself, while the third pizza had been split somewhat equally between the three of us. "I never thought working at Dynamic Medical could be so fun," Stephanie said as she finished her last slice, "All of this stuff is so state-of-the-art, and our last boss was so busy pushing papers, they never helped out in the lab." Dr. Pao averted her eyes downward, looking at her lap, "Oh, well, thank you. I don't...I don't normally do this sort of thing, but I just thought..." Now that work and food were taken care of, there was something I'd been putting off. Stephanie had done her work commendably, and we now had a large supply of blue pills, sixty in all. I held up three fingers, two pills nestled between them."Jian, you've done a lot today to get into my good graces, and it's time for a reward." I looked to Stephanie. Plain, mousy Stephanie, with her skinny body, almost flat chest, frizzy hair, and thick glasses, "You as well. You've been supporting me from the beginning. It's time for you two to receive my gifts. Kneel on the floor, promise to obey me, and recognize me as your superior. Then, I'll give you a pill. And I'll fuck your brains out." Both women didn't know how to react at first. Dr. Pao was the first to move, getting out of her chair and going to her knees, crawling towards me. She'd do anything to feel my cock inside of her, even if she looked so embarrassed she could die. Stephanie though. She'd never taken one of the pills. I'd never given her any hypnotic suggestions. But she'd been with me all this time. She'd seen what I'd done to my family. She saw what I'd done to Pao. And I'd watched her. She was scared, timid, a deer caught in the headlights. But beneath that, she was jealous, anxious, eager. Slowly, she got out of her chair too. She walked towards me before sinking to her knees next to Pao. "Is...is this really okay?" She asked. I smiled down at her, "From now on, you don't need to worry about anything." I held the pill between two fingers and pushed it into her mouth. She was reverent as she took it, eyes closed as her tongue coiling around my fingers before she swallowed it with a gulp. She opened her eyes and looked up at me expectantly, "I don't feel any..." And then she froze, slipping into the now familiar hypnotic trance. "What happened to her? Is she going to be alright?" Pao asked, her concern damping down her lust a little. Rather than wasting time answering, I put my hand over Pao's mouth and addressed Stephanie directly, "I am your Master." "You are...my Master..." "You serve and obey me." "I serve...and obey..." "You want to be the best slave you can be." "The best...slave..." "You will dedicate your life to me." "Dedicate...my life..." Stephanie's eyes brightened back up as the trance wore off, "...different. Did you give me any...oh. Ohhh..." She started squirming on her knees. Unlike the others, she knew about the pills and their powerful hypnotic abilities, giving her an awareness of the commands I'd given her, "It's so...it's so natural. It's so right. It feels so good. Master...you're my Master now! Oh god...Master...I love saying that. I...I love you, Master! I've loved you for so long and..." "Silence." Her mouth snapped shut immediately, shocking her a little with just how quickly and automatic obeying was for her now. I looked to Pao, the other pill between my fingers, "Your turn now." "You're going to do the same thing to me, aren't you...?