In Equal Measure

By lostwolfe [Email]

[author's note:]

in retrospect, this story really comes out of a conversation i once had with a friend of thanks to fgg for the comment about house breeding/feeding stock food [lambs and stuff] with non-chemical food :p

lostwolfe. [inequality one:humans]

i was eating sheep when the void arrived in my dining-room. there i was, alone, the plate of food in front of me and then there was...well...a void...or a gate.

instead of aliens stepping from the gate there were two dogs....but the dogs were huge. at least, they were human-sized dogs. i wasn't sure of how they knew english, but they did and they escorted me from my meal of sheep and wine into the land of the unknown.

[inequality two:the food chain]

i'd been here for an indeterminate amount of time, but it was quite a way. i'm not sure of how to describe it. if i say it was prison, i'd be wrong, but if i say it was anything but, i'd be wrong again. there *were* guards as such, but the guards didn't really impede our progress, they just made sure that we never went places we weren't meant to go. the guards weren't very dissimilar from the dogs who came to fetch me to this place. by now i was quite used to their large size... they didn't quite dwarf me, [at six foot and three hundred and fifty pounds it's a bit difficult to do.] but it had been a little disturbing at first to stare right into the eyes of a dog everytime they came around to escort me to the outside.

on the outside there were other humans...about twenty or so, in fact...and all of them looked something like me with shades in between. men who'd run to excess. it was a little odd, since there were no lithe, little men anywhere. on the first few days of my arrival i did try to get some kind of answer out of the others, but they knew just as little as i did...the only fortcoming information was that they'd all been taken in fairly private moments. what was strange, to me, at least, was the lack of resistance that all of had in coming here. i hadn't put up a struggle and to my knowledge, neither had any of the others.

but...every day that i stayed here i worried more and more, worried about what exactly was going on...worried about my businees, worried about the world i'd been escorted out of.

every day we were fed, but it was supper that was generally the good meal. there would be meat, vegetables, potatoes, the kind of thing i would have eaten at home. i didn't really notice it at first, but after about the second or third week it was hard to miss. the good food was putting additional layers around my middle...taking my weight from the stable three hundred and fifty pounds that i'd been for the last ten years or so and adding maybe fifteen pounds. asking the guard-dogs what was in the food didn't produce results and none of the other men knew either. they just knew that they were putting on weight. one night, out of curiousity, i sent my food back, uneaten. no fuss, the next morning's food arrived without a trace of the last night's meal. for a few days i kept sending the evening meal back...until i noticed that i was still putting on weight.

it was about a week into this experiment that one of our number mysteriously vanished and never returned. one morning we were sitting around waiting for show. he couldn't possibly have found a way back to the world he'd been escorted from...or had he? we discussed it, didn't make any sense. maybe the guards [or our captors, as i'd started calling them] had escorted him somewhere else? that was the only rational response i could think of...

peter never returned, but a new man showed up the following morning to complete the compliment of twenty men. like me, when i arrived, he was full of questions... but he could find no answers.

i had, for three successive days now, not eaten a thing and hunger pangs were filling me up from the inside. i wasn't sure if this was going to lead to an answer or not, but i did notice that my weight [as such that it could be determined] stayed steady. it was on the fourth day that the guards presented me with the largest meal i'd ever seen...somehow, remembering to fight the urge to eat, i sent it back. i didn't know what was going on, but i did know that the food was tied to it and that if i didn't eat the food i might find out what was going on. maybe i could even explain to the others.

the night i'd sent their big meal back was the night they took me away...i knew i wouldn't return, whatever happened, since pete had gone and never come back. after three days of eating i wasn't in any state to argue with the two large dogs who escorted me through the maze of tunnels to somewhere i'd never seen before. odd how they didn't cover my eyes. if they didn't want their captives to know what was becoming of them they were doing an extremely bad job. they led me through a door and on...for the first time since i was here i saw another outdoors...the outdoors that belonged to our captors. it reminded me a great deal of every other human outdoors i'd seen...there were cars and drum-fires in alley-ways, there were no stars in the evening sky...and i was being escorted, naked [my clothes had long stopped fitting] through the streets of this babylon...this babylon of animals. the quick glimpse of the city that i saw confirmed this. there was not a human in sight. on a street corner there were cats... man-sized cats...which i presume were the ladies of the night, there were hobos of all descriptions [a goat, pushing a trolley from one end of the road to another as he peered into the windows of resturants, watching some of the most beautiful animals i'd ever seen tuck in to meals he'd never be able to afford.] and horses... beautiful pedigreed horses in dress suits, waiting for tables in those same resturants.

[16 january 1999]
this world was the reverse of ours. maybe their servants were human? from the quick glimpse that i got of that outdoors it wasn't possible.

it was we were walking along one of the cats turned her head in our direction and yelled, for all the world to hear:"hey, charlie, you got yourself one fat sheep there..."


none of this made sense. surely she must know that i am human? the dogs didn't say a word, instead they just kept escorting me down an alley-way and into an almost-invisible back door.

stepping from the alley-way and into this was a bizarre experience, because, for the first time in a long while i was surrounded by more than two...animals all at once. it didn't make sense...we'd stepped directly from the alley-way and into a kitchen?

i didn't want to think about it, but the smells wafting from the serving-trays were good...this was not a cheap resturant. whatever else it was.

some of these dishes they'd 'borrowed' from our culture, but some were completely foreign. things i'd never seen before...and the meat was something i'd never smelt before. it was sweet...almost like pig, but not quite. that was about the point that they pinned my arms and legs together and put me onto what appeared to be a very large serving tray.

not having eaten in three days it was a little difficult to argue with them...quite suddenly the pig-smell made sense.

as i struggled, ineffecutally, to free myself from the vice-like grip of the two dogs, a large black panther wondered over to me and ran some kind of electronic instrument over my if i wanted to, i couldn't struggle. it was as if all of my motor-neurons terminated dead. i could feel, but not move. i tried screaming, but all that came out were hoarse grunts... animal appeals at freedom.

around me a salad began to appear, tomatoes, lettuce leaves, didn't take the pair of zebras who were building the salad terribly long to finish up. the one thing i couldn't understand was the codpiece that they put over me...but when the bulldogs picked me up and i realized that i was moving towards another destination i understood, because i soiled the codpiece. fear was eating me up from the inside and i couldn't do a thing. the tones around me changed as i was taken from the kitchen and into the resturant proper...and still i was grunting, pleading for freedom.

when i was put down in front of the great lion i knew i'd come to rest...and i broke down as far as i could... tears flowed freely as i looked up into the hungry eyes of the animal i had been put before.

i couldn't believe his size...he was to me what i had been to other people. mammoth. grinning, he put a claw to one of my arms and drew it down, almost erotically. "ah." the rumble sounded enormous. "sheep."

around him the rest of the back-room of the resturant went silent, waiting for their guests approval. beyond my own fear i could feel the worry of the kitchen staff. pleased, he waved the waiter away...and with him went everyone else in the room. this was his special meal... however he'd arranged it.

his grin didn't fade as he reached across me to fetch his glass of wine. snarling a little before he took his first sip of the evening his voice boomed back down at me. "little sheep, little sheep, why not bleat?" he paused...took a sip and continued with what appeared to be a recitation for my edification. "oh, i suppose you don't bleat because you are meat. and meat isn't supposed to make a sound." slamming the wine-glass down his snarl turned to a growl. "is that not so?" he turned away from me for a few seconds. "waiter!"

there was almost no pause as one of the zebras slammed through the kitchen door and almost appeared at his side. "two things, please. a wet cloth so that i can clean him off. oh...and get samuel back in here, i want him to restore movement to the sheep."

the zebra nodded, dumbly, "yes, sir."


the zebra scampered off and returned seconds later with the absolutely black panther trailing him. removing the codpiece, the zebra cleaned up as best as he could, making a hasty retreat as the panther stood over me and waved his wand again.

this one was not afraid of the lion. smiling, as if a co-conspirator, he flicked his tail and purred, gently, "enjoy, leo."


without thinking about it, the delayed screams began to tumble from my mouth as the panther turned and sauntered back into the the door swung shut i could see several of the staff with their hands over their heads. didn't want to hear, i suppose.

picking up his wine glass again he peered down at me. "now. i wonder. i'm pretty sure you know what's going on around here now, but i'm sure you don't know why." swilling the glass over me, he spilt a little of the wine over my belly.

when my skin involunarily crawled i realized that i could move again. as he'd ordered, samuel had restored movement to me.

"don't just lie there. i'm sure you want to get away," he taunted.

i sat up and judged the distance from here to the kitchen door. it wasn't far away...the room wasn't very large. he grinned broadly and sat back, crossing his large paws over his vast gut as i scampered off of the serving tray and ran for the kitchen door. it didn't slam open as it had when the zebra had come running. it was locked. presumably from the kitchen side.

"no, no, no," he smiled, then pointed. "why not try that door?"

squinting in the almost-darkness i saw the door he was referring to. a door i could have sworn hadn't been there a momen ago...or maybe my eyes hadn't adjusted to the darkness enough to see it.

i slumped down...that door was probably locked too. my suspicions were confirmed when he absently put the wine-glass back onto the table and reached into his over-coat to pull out the key.

"how about if you come back here and sit across me like a gentleman and you explain your actions. your fattening of the sheep. maybe i'll let you go?"

the hungry glint in his eye made it plain that he was going to do no such thing, but it was the only hope i had and i had to grasp that only hope with both hands. besides, my adrenaline and fear had run out...there wasn't much else i could do, so, getting up from the floor, i sat down on the only other chair in the room and watched as he lay even further back into his comfortable chair, put his hands behind his vast mane and waited.

"it..." i began, but realized, no matter what way i went, it'd just sound disgusting to this...animal. so i thought about it a little...he was certainly in a high-ranking business position of some sort. logic would appeal to him, so, using the best of my lawyer skills i tried to make the entire premise seem as...rational as possible.

"everything has to eat," i started, again. he nodded, sagely, a paw absently stroking his gut.

after that the argument ran out...there was no better way of putting how the whole thing had come to be.

"i...well...i had the money to ask a friend of mine if he wouldn't do me the favour of keeping maybe two or three of his sheep for me. to feed them non-chemical food...fatten them, i suppose." i was becoming unstuck, unsure. i was the one who had single-handedly argued my way up the corporate ladder and here i was, unable to account for a simple thing like eating meat.

stumbling over the words i continued the argument to its conclusion. "meat is...part of a balanced diet, it's one of the major can't *not* eat meat..." i didn't understand why, but i was blushing. the fear was edging its way back into my belly.

"i got to a point where i could just afford to do that sort of thing. i..." the words were running out of my mouth now in a desperate attempt to make him see. so far he hadn't said a word. odd how i'd begun to think of this animal as a he. as a person.

"i could and therefore i did."

he smiled then.

"that's the crux of it, isn't it? you could and so you did."

in all this time his paw was still circling his belly in lazy arcs. "well," he boomed, good-naturedly, "it would seem that you and i have things in common," he laughed. that laugh scared me.

"i appreciate a good meal...and a good meal seems to have been placed before me, don't you think?" with that he stood and removed his jacket...rolling up his sleeves to display vast arms.

he grinned as i shrunk back into my chair, watching as a claw raked it's way, slowly down my stomach. "soft. very tender. do you, i suppose you don't,'s a trick question." i waited as his claw pressed into my belly-button. "they fed you potatoes...oh and beans and peas...and all of those really *good* things. really *wholesome* things, but cooked in such a way that they weren't healthy. they also fed you meat. cooked meat."

he grinned and his leonine face was inches from my human one. "do you know what that meat was?"

he grinned and waited as i drew my own conclusions. "oh yes, yes, yes," he said, as the glimmer of comprehension trickled into my mind. then he roared. "the meat was sheep. *human* sheep."

i gagged then. he'd seen this whole performance time and again...he watched as i leaned forward and hastily pulled the serving tray towards myself...watched as the serving-tray clattered to the floor and i knelt over it, the contents of my stomach heaving out of me and onto the salad...he saw one of the tomatoes roll off into a distant corner of the room.

"just like you force-feed pigs. force-feed turkeys. you...*humans*" the word was spat at me, "you *civilized* beings who prey on the lesser because they are yours for the taking."

he roared as he picked me up...two huge paws wrapped around my middle as he stood with me...holding me in the air like a rag-doll. ""

the words stammered out of me, "g-g-god did."

"no. god gave you the right to take what you needed," he started, quietly. "god gave you the right to be just and swift. god never gave you the right to fatten a turkey to the point where it felt like all it wanted to do was explode. god never gave you the right to force-feed pigs to the point of immobility so that all they could do was wallow in their own shit and piss. and god certainly did not give you the right to fatten those sheep."

he grinned, "but i think you've learned your lesson. i think you know what it's like to be led to pasture. to wonder from day-to-day where one of your number has gone. peter. isn't that it. his name was peter? wasn't it?" his badgering was driving me back to tears.

"oh...peter was a magnificent figher. fought right up to the end. it was...fulfilling to feel him try to claw his way out of my stomach. i think i sat in that chair over there for...must have been half-an-hour, feeling his struggles."

it was then that i began to notice the bulge in his pants. bigger than any human penis i would ever know. he... eroticized his meals.

"peter gave up his right to be a predator the instant he desecrated his prey."

his eyes glinted. "i had him just like he had the roast chicken he'd poured his come into. i fucked him until he was raw. split him wide open."

he lifted me up to his gaping mouth.

"i've done what i set out to do. i've made you feel like a sheep and now i shall dine on you as you dined on your own meals..."

a broad tongue lazily flowed from his mouth and began to caress my penis below my gut...


"no begging. your roast sheep couldn't beg. you're not getting the opportunity either."

with that he simply shifted his mouth up to my head and popped it right into his gaping maw.

slowly, as if caressing a lover, he ran his paws appreciatively up and down my sides, feeling the weight of my stomach as gravity tugged at it. i didn't so much hear his animal grunts of pleasure as i felt them rumbling up from his throat. i felt his tongue slip around my neck and caress it...licking the salty residue of the sweat that had poured out of me. he murmured and made satisfied grunts as the top half of my shoulders entered his mouth. inside of him i tried my horror i found that i could...but that the screams were too loud and too agonizing for even me to bear, so instead i started whimpering. a huge paw slapped my behind, painfully, as if to tell me to stop, but...i couldn't. there was no rationality driving my body anymore, just sheer terror. pushing and kicking, i tried to fight my way back out of his mouth, but he was infinately stronger and simply shoved me from behind so that my nipples were inside his jaws. i didn't need to see his face to know that he was grinning as he began to twist my nipples with his supple tongue. then my belly made it's way into his mouth as my head and shoulders began to slip deeper into his throat. right now i could hear his heart and all the little noises of his body doing it's work to cope with the sudden load of incoming food. his tonuge began to caress my soft sides as my legs kicked out the back of his mouth. it must have looked odd from the outside, but i didn't know if anyone could see.

one huge paw squeezed at my behind even as the other paw made it's way down and around my waist to where my penis was limply dangling. stroking, quite gently, he managed to get my bodies attention...while his throat muscles pulled me down...and down...and his tongue was coating the fur on my belly...and now it was wrapping itself around my erect member. then he did something i wasn't quite ready for. instead of just squeezing my behind, a large digit entered it. he'd retracted his nails for this, but it still hurt because of the force with which he did it.

on one hand there was his incredible suction from his tongue and on the other end there was this incredible push from his finger. i think i must have completely lost all negative-feedback responses at that point because without thinking about it, i simply flooded his mouth with a warm coating of semen...shuddering as i did so. now i was well past exhausted...i was just limp. i was his to do with as he pleased...and somehow, i didn't quite think he was going to let me back out of his mouth once he'd got me to this point in the swallowing process. i was proved correct when he sucked and took my body in up to my knees.

by now my belly was in his throat and my head was just about entering his gut. i couldn't even whimper anymore, i'd simply lost all will to do anything.

done with his pleasure he swallowed again, drawing my feet into his mouth...i could feel the cold air outside his mouth contrast with the warm...almost foul air of his stomach.

it wasn't entirely unpleasant...just dark and wet and warm. outside his mouth my toes were treated to a quick once over by his tongue and then they too dissappeared into the maw...

for a few quick seconds he held me there as he licked his mouth and then swallowed.

i found myself careering, in one foul swoop from his throat and into his gut...which had distended to a point where it could hold all of me.

right up above me the tract that lead from his throat to his enormous stomach closed and i was sealed in. he thumped his now enormous belly a few times and then i felt him shuffle and sit at his chair.

he must have tossed his boe-tie onto the table in front of him and undone his shirt, because i could feel him rock back and if he were masturbating. for a while...a long while it would seem, he sat there, alternating fast strokes with slow strokes until, finally the rocking around me stopped...and his body was still. for a long while he just lay there in his easy-chair, pawing at the extra layer of fat that had accumulated around his middle and drinking wine...

i felt the belly arond me expand and then contract as he sighed, lazily got out of his easy-chair and moved. it didn't seem like a long walk before he was lying down again...possibly a bed...or a couch...but i heard it when his body began to slow shut down for the nights rest...and i certainly felt it as the first pangs of gastric juices assaulted my body...


a knife. a fork. a plate of steaming sheep-meat. some wine...and sitting on the chair at the table a skeleton.

[date of completion:17 january 1999]

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