Terra the sandslash was beginning an adventure to start a settlement in a distant land, but was then ambushed by a sneasel! (Not the one depicted above, mind you!) Terra had no chance to win the fight or flee, as the sneasel was far too quick, and its ice shards sent a horrible cold feeling throughout his entire body. Terra kicked up a sandstorm in desperation, but it was too late, another round of shards knocked him out cold.
After waking up, he found himself surrounded by sneasels in a damp cavernous lair. They slowly surrounded him, ensuring that Terra wouldn't even try to escape. A weavile wearing a crown then started to approach the fearful sandslash and inspected him closely, while all of the sneasels bowed down on their knees. "Hmph, you guys got me a male?" The queenly weavile then started to circle the sandslash, looking up and down at his crimson quills. "He does look quite unique though... Good enough, we can make this work."
With that, she walked off to a pair of sneasels in the crowd to whisper in their ears, and then continued on as they bowed down to her a second time. After her departure, the pair of sneasels approached Terra and grabbed hold of her arms while one of them quietly remarked. "You're gonna be a very important asset to our Queen. Let's get a move on." Terra was then lead up many twisty staircases until, to his surprise, found himself lead into a fancy room, decked with oversized beds, gem encrusted table sets full platters of various berries, and a massive window overlooking the lands outside the lair! (lined with steel bars, of course!)
As Terra observed this regal room, he heard a mechanism trigger behind him. He looked back to see that the exit behind him was now obstructed by steel bars! This was a gilded prison! Terra then felt a tap on his shoulder which practically made him jump out of his skeleton! He retreated to a corner and backed himself into it. He then saw his unexpected room mate, a pink sneasel with an amused look on his face. "Hey now, I'm not here to hurt you! Now why don't you come over here so that I can get a better idea with what I'm working with?"
Terra reluctantly approached the grinning sneasel, eying him suspiciously, "Work with? What do you mean by that?" Terra asked while looking around more at the room's furniture. The sneasel stifled a giggle at Terra and went on to explain himself. "Hehe, so they didn't explain what you're doing here! Well I'm Niicha, your new royal tailor! I'm here to make sure you look like a convincing damsel in distress! Our Queen needs money, so you're going to lure heroes into our lair so that she can take their money. It's a little dirty, but I'm very thankful of her. She lets me live my passion, creating beautiful clothes! And I get paid handsomely! Isn't that great?" Niicha the sneasel looked absolutely giddy by the end of his explanation.
Terra just looked at Niicha with a dumbfounded stare, trying to process this entire situation that he's trapped in. Niicha piped up again! "So! What's your name?" To which Terra hesitantly responded "Oh, uh.. Terra, it's Terra.". Niicha pumped a fist upwards, "A gender ambiguous name, perfect! Nice to meetcha, Terra! In any case, I'm going to need to take your measurements! Let me get my tape.", the pink sneasel then retreated to a chest at the far end of the room next to the window to rummage through it. Meanwhile Terra pondered as to what sort of clothes he would even be forced to wear. Damsel? That was a strange choice of words!
Without noticing, Niicha was beside him, and wrapped a body measure tape around his waist. "H-hey! At least warn me if you're gonna do that!", Terra exclaimed in surpise. Ignoring him, Niicha then raised the tape to measure his bust. Shortly after Niicha measured his shoulder to shoulder length and after that he measured Terra's back, or more specifically, the part of his back with crimson spines on it. And then the circumference of Terra's tail was measured. Terra decided to swish and squirm his tail about in an attempt to whap Niicha in the face, but he was too quick to be caught by that!
"Okay! I got your measurements! I think I can modify something to fit you nice and quick." Niicha then retreated into what seemed to be a closet to perform his work. Terra, suddenly feeling tired from all of the shock and excitement from this crazy day, decided to venture to the biggest, fluffiest bed and flopped right onto it. The bed itself had a purple blanket with white and plum pillows, and had heavenly white curtains held up by poles surrounding the back and sides. It didn't take long at all to drift off to sleep.
Upon waking up, Terra noticed that he felt very restricted. Was he trapped in the blankets? He sat up and looked down. There were no blankets covering him, but he did notice some new fabric over his lap, and upon closer inspection, on his chest too! This was a dress! A pink princess dress with frills, poofy shoulders, and a gem on the front! He struggled to get his hands in front of him to take it off, but couldn't! His hands were tied behind him! A certain sneasel could be heard snickering quietly behind him.
Terra looked back and hopped out of bed. "What's the meaning of this? I don't understand any of this! What's going to happen to me?". He asked in a panicked tone. Niicha then approached him and placed a claw on his lips. "Shh! It's okay, it's going to be okay. Nothing bad is going to happen to you! Like I said, the Queen needs a damsel. I figured you'd make for a nice princess, so that's what we're going with!" Niicha pointed to her other paw, holding a small crown. "A princess??" Terra asked, "I uh, um, er.". Terra blushed deeply, unable to form any sort of cohesive sentence in his embarrassed stupor. Niicha placed a paw on his chin and made a little smile, before placing the crown on top of Terra's head, around his pseudo horn. "Now hold on while I get your makeup."
Niicha retrieved various makeup from the cabinet beside the bed, and trotted back towards him, starting to apply mascara to the sandslash's eye lashes. He flinched at the mascara stick getting close to his eye, but Niicha dextrously applied it without any issues. Niicha then got some plum eye shadow, and told Terra, "Close your eyes, hun." Terra looked down at the sneasel, flushed, and let out a sigh before obliging. The eye shadow was subtle and faded, yet had a natural look to it. It was expertly applied to Terra's eyelids. "Okay! Now it's safe to open your eyes!" exclaimed a gleeful Niicha. Terra opened his eyes and was greeted with a mirror. His face looked undeniably girly, and was stunned, but also humiliated at the same time. Niicha backed up with the mirror so that Terra could see his entire form.
What Terra saw was a princess looking right back at him. He had no words. Niicha stifled a giggle and approached Terra with some blush "Now, show me your cheek, Princess!" Terra pouted and turned his head. This was all so overwhelming to him! He could almost cry from the embarrassment.
As Niicha dabbed the pink powdery blush on his cheek, Niicha tried to calm Terra down with some comforting, but foreboding words. "It's not so bad, little guy! At least we'll make sure you're pampered like a real Princess!"