The first thing Justin and Jason realised when they came around, was that they were naked. A moment later, they also realised that their balls were pulled between their legs and secured in a perspex box below.
"If you look far begind you," the Master said, "You’ll see two VERY hungry rats. They haven’t eaten for days. I’m going to ask you a series of questions, just like the game show Jeopardy. Each time you DON’T answer first, I’ll open one of those five shutters and the rats will move a step closer to a long overdue meal."
The brothers looked at each other, and something passed between them. The first question came and neither moved to press the button on their chairs, nor to offer an answer.
"No problem, if that’s how you want to play it."
The master lifted one shutter on each chair and the rats sprang a foot closer to a meal, scratching ravenously at the next shutters. The brothers’ eyes widened in horror, only too well aware of how vulnerable their nuts were, hanging below. Jason tried to lift from his chair, or at least to roll his hips forwards so that his nuts would be drawn up to safety, but he was firmly strapped in place, and the hole his nuts dangled through also had a shutte door that stopped them withdrawing.
The next question came, and Justin instantly pressed his button and answered correctly. The master lifted a shutter on Jason’s side.
Jason looked at his younger brother with a look of hurt betrayal on his face. Justin looked at the man, waiting for the next question. But now the game was on…
Ten minutes later, and both contestants had just one shutter remaining. The Master posed what would be for one of them, the final question.
"One young man about to lose his testicles in a dark basement."
Jason pressed his buzzer, before the words were fully out of the Master’s mouth, unwilling to risk his brother beat him to it.
"Yes Jason?" the Master asked.
"Castration?" Jason blurted out.
"I’m sorry, but that was not in the form of a question. Justin?"
"What is castration?" Justin offered.
"Correct," the master said, as he walked forwards and lifted the final shutter on Jason’s tunnel.
The rat bounded forwards, and tore at Jason’s scrotum, quickly exposing his raw nuts. It reached up and grabbed one between its paws and teeth, pulling it lower.
Both Jason and his brother screamed in horror as the rat gnawed at the cord, severing the testicle so that it could eat it more comfortably.
The man lifted Justin’s shutter as well, then stood back to watch. Justin looked down in terror as his rat rose up on its hind legs towards his nuts…
Inspired very closely by a story of the same name by Slammr