(For someone named kaaslave I haven't written any Kaa stories lately. Consider the wait over. :))
Disclaimers: Kaa is owned by Disney and the estate of Rudyard Kipling.
Dr. Kimberly Gordon was a herpetologist on an expedition in the Indian jungle. The curvy brunette was in her tent writing in her journal.
I have heard tales from the natives about a mythical snake they call "Kaa". They say that this ancient snake has the power to hypnotize animals and even human beings. It seems farfetched, but it's interesting...Their main complaint is that the snake lives close to their village. I have obtained permission to humanely capture the snake and relocate it further downstream, away from the village.
She finished the entry and retired to her sleeping bag for the night.
In the morning, she got out of the tent and started cooking breakfast on the camp stove. Suddenly, she heard a sound rather like singing, with a hissing accent. She turned toward the source of the sound. A large python was wrapped around a tree branch. Also on the branch was a monkey, facing the python. The monkey's eyes were wide and staring, and it kept moving its head along with the python's. As Kimberly watched, the python opened its mouth slowly. The monkey slowly walked toward the snake and crawled into its mouth, as if a willing victim.
Kimberly was surprised by this. Usually, a python bolted forward and caught its victim's head with its mouth, then coiled around it. Never had she seen prey willingly walk toward a snake! "Fascinating," she muttered.
The python heard her voice, and turned toward her. "Who'sss that?" he asked.
Kimberly decided to make her move. "Kaa, I presume?" she asked, walking out where Kaa could see her.
"Sssomeone knowsss me?" Kaa asked, slithering down towards Kimberly. "It'sss a pleasssure to make your acquaintance, Misss...?"
"Dr. Kimberly Gordon," Kimberly answered. "I'm here on a scientific expedition."
"How interesssting," said Kaa with curiosity.
"I'm a herpetologist," Kimberly explained. "That's a scientist who studies snakes. I've never seen one like you before, though. You're the only talking animal I've ever met. How's that even possible? I mean, matters of sentience aside, your throat shouldn't be developed enough to..."
Kaa snickered. "You ssshould visssit my part of the jungle more often. All the animalsss talk there."
"Amazing! Anyway, the people on the other side of the river," explained Kimberly, pointing in the direction of the Man-village, "are worried about you eating them."
"You're not an asssasssin, are you?" asked Kaa worriedly.
"Nooo!" said Kimberly. The idea was so ludicrous, she had to chuckle. "No, no...I just want to take you to a different part of the jungle, where you won't be a threat."
"All right, then," said Kaa.
As Kimberly waked away from the Man-village, Kaa slithered on the ground beside her. Kimberly felt her curiosity perking up. "So...why did the monkey seem to so willingly give itself to you?"
"Jussst a sssimple talent I have," Kaa explained, with the closest thing he could to a shrug. He paused, then asked, "Would you like me to ssshow it to you?"
"I suppose it couldn't hurt," said Kimberly, against her better judgment. She sat down on a rock.
"All right." Kaa reared up so that he was looking into Kimberly's eyes. Slowly, he began to sway. His eyes seemed to change color as he began his hissing song...
Kimberly was amazed by the beautiful colors. Did the flashes of light distract the prey? Then, she began to feel lightheaded...a strange, tingling sensation was in her head. She could not look away from the colors, they were her whole universe...and she began to feel euphoric...her last thought of her own free will was that Kaa must be affecting her aptly-named "lizard brain" somehow...and finally, her mind went blank...
Kaa chuckled as he looked down at the mesmerized Kimberly. He had done it again.