Anthony surveyed the beauty pageant. He didn't see his sister, Lily anywhere. And this was her beauty pageant, he only came here for her. His Lopunny ears twitched, listening around for her amongst the crowds gathered at the event. "Ugh. Maybe she's in the dressing room already....." Anthony headed in the direction of the changing rooms. Then an idea popped into his head. There would be other girls in there, and he thought he might be able to see them if Lily wasn't there. Soon he was approaching the dressing rooms. The door was closed mostly. But it was open just a crack, so, he decided to look in just in case any of the girls were changing. Sadly, it looked like most of them were already in their outfits. Anthony leaned against the door to see if he could see any contestants not dressed yet, but sadly his intruding eye didn't find anything. As he was leaning against it, the door was pushed open and he fell forwards into the dressing room. All the girls turned and looked at him. He waited for them to start calling him a pervert or something, but instead one of them said, "Lily! Where have you been?" He looked up to see a Sylveon girl extending a hand to help him up. Anthony looked down. Did he really look like his sister to these girls? Or did this Sylveon have a vision problem? He read the Sylveon's name tag, and it read, "Lindsey." "Lindsey, I think there's been a misunderstanding." Anthony looked around at the other girls, A Gardevoir named Sara, a Liligant named Alex,and a Gothielle named Lucy. "Come on, Lily, lets get you dressed!" Alex said. They took him behind a changing screen and began to take his clothes off. "Lily, you really seem different for some reason, but I just can't place it." Lucy said.
"I'm her brother!" Anthony pleaded.
"This isn't a time for jokes , we're out of time, Lily!" Lindsey said. The girls all agreed. "Please, I'm sure there's enough time to find Lily and get this sorted out!" Anthony protested. But they had already put him into a bright blue sun dress. Sara began to take his shoes off and replace them with a pair of sparkling heels. He stumbled around for a few seconds, but slowly started to get the hang of it. Then they took him out from behind the changing screen and began to do his hair and makeup. They applied mascara to his eyelashes and lipstick on his lips. "The makeup is good, but her hair is too short..... Lily, you looked so much better with it longer." Lindsey said.
Lucy and Sara stepped forward "It's okay, we'll use our psychic powers." They held hands and focused their energy. As they did, Anthony's hair grew outwards quite a bit, giving him a much fuller head of hair, which they immediately began working on. Once they were done, they instructed him to stand up and turn for them to see.
"I think she still looks too masculine.... I mean. No offense, but Lily, you've kinda let yourself go." Lindsey said. Lucy and Sara nodded, and focused again. Anthony felt his whole body shudder and grow slightly shorter, making him about the same height as the other girls. Once again, as his body changed, Anthony watched. His waist grew thin and his hips worked their way outwards a bit. "I don't know. I don't think this'll work....." Anthony said.
"Her voce still sounds kinda deep and husky..... I dont know why that is, but can you temporarily change her voice too?"
"No! Wait!" Anthony shuddered as his voice had already become more high pitched and feminine. "Please no more, I don't want to just become a girl....."
"Stop messing with us, Lily, you are a girl." Lindsey said, "all these changes are temporary, they'll wear off after the pageant, if you want to go back to being unattractive. Now do another spin.... Go on." Anthony did a slow turn for the girls. "See, now she looks normal." Anthony frowned, "I don't wanna do this." His changed voice was still unsettling to him.
"I'm sure you'll do great, be sure to smile!" Sara said. Then Lily walked into the room. The girls all gasped. "How is Lily here and there?" Sara said.
"I told you! I'm Lily's brother!" Anthony said.
"Anthony? you look like me!" Lily said. Then she thought for a little bit. "Well, that's good. Because I....um..... i was hiding, because I....I don't think I can do this."
"It's fine, Lily! Your brother is already ready to go, besides, we don't have the time to get you all dressed up, we need to go now!" Lindsey said.
"I'll wait here then." Lily said, "Good luck all of you!" The girls all headed out of the changing area and out to where the competition and judges would be. Anthony hoped nobody noticed how nervous he was. After a lot of rigorous judgement, based on personality and intelligence, as well as appearance, the final judging was complete. The judges had all the girls stand on the stage together. "So, how do you think you did, 'Lily'?" Lindsey whispered to Anthony. "I was super nervous early on, but it got easier to act the part later. You guys did a really good job dressing me up."
Lindsey smiled, "Don't tell your sister this, but I think you did a better job then she would've." Anthony blushed a bit. "Thanks."
"In third place!" The judges began, "Lindsey!" Lindsey walked up in front of the other girls and received her trophy, she smiled an waved at the audience. "In second place...." The judges read. "Alex!" Alex did very similar to Lindsey, she walked up and received the trophy, smiling and waving. "And our first place prize goes to......" Time seemed to slow down. "There's no way I won it." Anthony thought, "I'm not even a girl. It was probably Sara or Lucy."
"Lily!" The judges said. Anthony was stunned. "Um... Me?" Anthony stuttered. Lindsey gave him a slap on the back. "Go get your award, beauty queen!" Anthony slowly walked up and tried to copy the other girls before him. Smiling and waving, he graciously accepted the trophy. He turned to walk away, but Lindsey motioned for him to stop.
"Your speech?" The judges said.
Anthony gulped. "I have to do a speech!" He thought in panic.
"Ahem. Well.... I'd like to thank the other contestants, who even though we were rivals, were extremely nice and helpful to me. And, I don't think I could've done it without their help." Anthony thought about what else to say, but the crowd began to clap like that was his entire speech. He breathed a sigh of relief, and slowly walked back into line with the other girls. "Good job." Lindsey whispered. "Thanks." Anthony said. They all headed back to the changing room and sitting inside was Lily. "So, how'd it go?" She said. As they entered the room, Anthony's changes began to reverse, giving him back his old voice. His hair began to fall out, until it was its original length. His womanly hips went back into place, his waist became less thin. He went to the makeup station and wipe it all off his face. "That dress looks ridiculous on you, I didn't realize they reshaped your body so much." Lily said.
"Yeah..... It was really weird feeling" Anthony said, slowly taking the high heels off. "I hate those things." He muttered, "Here, this trophy is yours." He tried to give the first place trophy to Lily.
"No way, bro. You're the one who won it. You keep it." Anthony sighed, and finished getting dressed. Lily and him headed for the exit. "If anyone asks, I'm just holding it for you." He said.