After graduating from high school, Melissa was originally planning on going to college. However, since she had
to care for her younger sister, she had changed her plans. Even though she was still receiving payments from Mike, she
felt that she needed to learn to fend for herself. Shortly after graduation, she started to look into finding a job.
Every morning Melissa would get up early and leave Abigail with a babysitter before going out to try to find work. As
she went all over downtown Mason City, bringing along a folder filled with resumes. Ever since was young, Melissa had
a very strong maternal instinct, she decided at the age of 4 that she wanted to work at a Day Care Center. After 3 weeks
of searching, Melissa had tried nearly every Day Care Center not only in Mason City, but also in the neighboring suburbs of
N. Mason City, Marino Bay, and Willowbrook. Every single center would be willing to hire a young, sweet mousette.
Unfortunately, they all wanted a day care provider with a college degree. Melissa tried to convince them that she was
good enough without the degree (having a 12 year old sister to care for, and maintaining a 3.9 GPA in High School).
However, the centers were very particular about who they hired. Eventually, Melissa would have to give up her ambition
to work for a day care and find something else that she would be good at.
A few days later, Melissa heard about an opening in the sales department for the Mason City Foxes (the same IFL team
that her father worked for). She thought that they would surely remember her father working for them and that it might
be easier to convince them to hire her. When she went to the executive office building that day, many of the staff members
remembered her from when she was younger (and when her father was still alive). When she went into the interview room,
she heard pretty much the same thing that she heard from the day care centers. They told her that they only hired "people"*
with college education in the sales department (even though they admitted that her high GPA in high school made it difficult
to go with common procedures). However, they did have openings in the ticket office level in the phone room, and since
her father spent so much time with the franchise and they even had his picture on the "Wall of Fame" on the main level.
The H.R. director wouldn't feel right about not giving the daughter of one of the most respected employees in franchise history
(at least those not having a last name of Mason), so she offered Melissa the job in the phone room. Although it wasn't
exactly what she was hoping, she thought that if her father were around to see her, he would be delighted to know that Melissa
was working for the same franchise that he worked at. Melissa decided to take the job on a one season "trial" basis,
afterwards she would have the option of staying with the franchise at a salary or finding work elsewhere.
Eight months later, after Mason City brought home another IFL championship title, the fourth one when Mike was with Mason
City. It would soon be time for Melissa to make a decision. One day in early February 2997, as she was driving
home, Melissa passed the "Mouse Hole" club as she did several times before going to and from work. However, this time
would be different, while waiting for a red light to change, she saw that the club was having a $100,000 open competition
for all mousettes age 18-35 who were willing to perform at the club on that particular day. Out of all the participants,
3 would be chosen to perform there permanently and receive a LARGE signing bonus in the process. At first she didn't
want to resort to that option, but then saw that the competition was on a day where she didn't have to work, she decided to
stop in and ask about the contest. She learned that the three winners would receive a 3 year/$250,000 per year contract
(w/tips) in addition for a signing bonus of up to $50,000. It was at that point that she decided to give it a try.
She had always been a very attractive mousette and figured that she had a realistic chance at winning the contest.
A few days later, Melissa returned to the club, ready to perform for the audience. She knew that this was a strip
club and she would have to perform in the nude. However, her mother used to do this for a living before getting married,
and she had told Melissa about that portion of her life before she was killed. She explained to her daughter that she
didn't want Melissa to do what she did unless she wanted to. However, Melissa had several days to think about it and
decided to go ahead with it anyway. In addition to this, Melissa's strong maternal urges were starting to show signs
of affecting her yiff drive. The night before the contest, she dreamed that she had experienced the same thing that
her mother when she worked at a strip club (I.E.: Meeting her future mate there). At that time, Melissa had never been
yiffed by a male and was eager to try it. She also thought that maybe if she worked there, she could eventually find
Prior to the beginning of the contest, Melissa and the 14 other mousettes got to know each other backstage. Every
single one of the other mousettes had heard of what happened to Melissa and her family on the news and were supportive to
her. They all thought that she was doing this for her little sister at home, but they didn't know that she was doing
it more for herself than for Abigail (although Melissa had planned on using the income from this job to help care for her
sister). Three of the other mousettes felt so bad for her that they dropped out of the contest before it even started.
However, Melissa didn't want to win that way (besides, it wasn't the way that her "boyfriend" win four championships for Mason
City). But even with her encouragement, the three mousettes still dropped out. The other 11 mousettes, although
they felt bad for Melissa, were also eager to get the job. A couple of the mousettes were actually desperate for work
and figured that this would be their best chance to get a high-paying job. A few minutes later, the co-owner of the
club (another mousette) brought in a fish bowl with twelve pieces of paper inside. Each mousette was to take one piece
of paper with a number from 1 to 12 on it. The number on the piece of paper would determine who would go on at what
time. The co-owner brought the bowl to each of the participants based on the contestant's age (rather to have all the
mousettes pick numbers at the same time, like last time**). Since Melissa was the youngest of all the mousettes, she
got to pick first. She closed her eyes and stuck her hand into the fish bowl. A few seconds later she pulled out
a piece of paper and looked at it. The paper had the number "3" on it (which meant that Melissa would go on third).
After all 12 mousettes had gotten their numbers, the co-owner explained how the contest would go. Each mousette would
go on stage and perform for three songs (approximately 10 minutes each). During the time they would take off their bra
after the first song and then the panties after the second, they would also collect tips from all the males in the audience
(which would determine the outcome of the first round). Then the six mousettes who collected the most in tips during
their performances would go onto the finals later that evening. Shortly after this, the club opened its doors and it
was just about time for the contest to begin. 10 minutes later, a white mousette who had drawn the paper with "1" on
it went out on the stage, while the other mousettes (and Melissa) waited for their turn. When the first mousette came
back to the backstage area with a panties filled with dollar bills and in a few cases $5 and $10 bills. At that time,
Melissa knew that it would be a tough competition. While the next mousette in line went out on stage Melissa thought
about what she would do when it was her turn. This particular club was frequented by foxes and humans, which meant that
if she wanted their attention she would have to do a lot of tricks with her tail to attract the foxes (male foxes like to
feel the tail of a mousette around their tail while they are tied to a mousette). As for the humans, she would
have to use her natural agility to show off in positions that would be nearly impossible for a human female to duplicate to
get their attention. Within a few minutes, the second mousette returned with a somewhat less cash than the first mousette,
but it was still intimidating for Melissa to see that. However, she did have an advantage over the last mousette, she
was a field mousette (with honey-colored fur), and the other mousette was a normal gray mousette. Field mousettes are
the second most preferred type among foxes, and the most preferred among humans. Moments later, it was time for her
to go out onto the stage and try her luck.
During the first song, Melissa mainly just danced around the poles, she didn't accumulate much money from the first song,
but that would soon change once the second song started. She threw her bra down to the ground and started to dance topless.
She started to receive tips at a more accelerated pace, mostly from the humans who wanted to see her breasts. Then after
performing for those who left tips, she went back to dancing around the poles. After the second song ended, it was really
time to go to work. She had come up with an idea to attract males before she went out on stage when she was dancing
totally nude. As soon as Melissa took off her panties, she wrapped her tail around the center pole and hung from it
upside-down showing off to all the males in the audience. The tips started pouring in, Melissa had a difficult time
keeping up with so much money being flashed for her to dance for them. As she performed for the audience, she collected
so much money that she didn't have enough room for all the money in her G-string. By the end of the 3rd song, she took
all of her money backstage. Melissa had earned so much money that she had to carry it backstage in her arms. As
the judges counted the cash, they saw that the males in the audience gave her lots of $5's and $10's and even a couple of
$20's. At that point in the contest, she had earned the most money by far in the first round. Over the next 90
minutes the other 9 mousettes went on to perform, then after all 12 had gone out on stage it was time to announce the results
of the first round.
After 6 of the mousettes were sent home disappointed, the rest of the mousettes (including Melissa) would be going on
to the finals. Then over the next hour or so, the regular dancers went on stage to perform for the audience while the
six remaining mousettes prepared for the finals. This time, each mousette would not only do a dance on stage, but also
give a lap dance for someone in the audience for as long as the male that they were dancing for could afford it. However,
the contestants weren't allowed to take any males into the yiff rooms for two reasons...First of all, none of the six mousettes
had keys to the yiff rooms, and secondly the owners of the club wanted to make sure that all mousettes that worked there had
their tubes tied before taking any males into the yiff rooms.
As she prepared for her second performance, each mousette was notified by the mousette who co-owned the club when they
will be going on stage in the finals. When she came into Melissa's "dressing room", she told her that she had earned
the 2nd most in tips from the first round and that she would be going on second. The co-owner also explained to her
(and all the other mousettes) that there were some VIP's from the Mason City Foxes coming in to discuss some important matters
and that they would be allowed to ask them for lap dances if they wanted. At that time she became nervous about dancing
in the nude for some of the people that she worked for/with, and she took a peek out in the audience to see who was there.
What she saw surprised (and excited her), the owner, president, and vice-president of the team were all here along with the
same fox that she had been infatuated with since she was a teenager. Apparently, the team was trying to negotiate a
new contract with Mike to keep him in Mason City for a long time to come. Unfortunately, although Mike was single and
in the market for a mate, he was a gentlefox and didn't feel comfortable being in a strip club, especially since he was required
to have a vixen for a mate (at least for now...more on that later). However, seeing him in the audience made Melissa
feel better and maybe she could dance for him later on. She went back into the dressing room and made herself as attractive
as possible for the finals.
End of Act 5