My Elliott Headcanon/Story
(Warning for professional tickles. A consent waiver is signed.)
Elliot, while having made progress in valuing themselves after breaking up w/ their abusive ex Mitchell, still feels down some days. They get lonely + touch starved. While they do have a cat to cuddle with at home, it doesn't seem like enough. They feel tempted to get back together w/ their ex. Although aware of the cycle of abuse, they long for the positive attention they did get. Talking about it w/ Picani might help, they think, so they pay him a visit.
Picani offers a form of touch therapy to soothe them. He'll give them a massage as well as tickles. And, if at any point Elliott feels uncomfortable, he'll stop right away. Elliott agrees to this, and reads and signs a consent form. It sounds like it could work.
In the session, Picani starts off at their shoulders, massaging gently, and works his way down their back. However, he does get a bit worried at noticing their squirming. Elliott may be uncomfortable and not voicing it. He inquires about it, hoping his patient is doing okay.
Elliott's face flushes. It tickles So Badly, but they don't want it to stop. It's embarrassing, but it's best to just get it over with. They admit to Picani that they're quite ticklish...
Picani sighs in relief and promises Elliott that he'll try another method that won't tickle so much. However, Elliott is SO DARN TICKLISH that no matter what Picani does, it still tickles!!
Finally Picani sighs and stops. 'No no, please!' Elliott says. 'I liked that!' They admit they enjoyed the tickly massage and that it's made them happier than they've been in months. Picani asks then if it would be therapeutic to continue. Elliott says 'Very much so!'
So Picani continues massaging their back. And while working his way up to their neck, he glides a finger along the back of it. Elliott scrunches up their shoulders and giggles adorably.
“Shall we start the tickles now?” Picani says, and Elliott nods. He wiggles his fingers in their armpits now too. Elliott squeals and almost tips over in their chair. "Careful there," Picani teases.
Now he turns the massage into a full blown tickle session! Picani wiggles his fingers along their ribs, never taking his hands off as he travels up and down. He plays them like a xylophone, going hard, then soft, and switches techniques, going in between the bones. Elliott shrieks and bursts into uncontrollable laughter. Feeling like his patient might need some air, Picani slows down and lowers the intensity. Now going quite softly but keeping Elliott in a giggle fit.
Picani stops, giving Elliott a break for air. The kiddo's grateful for this, as they're easily winded. Just when they've caught their breath though, Picani says, “I wonder how ticklish that belly is!”
Elliott blushes and curls up. Picani tilts his head to the side. He doesn't want to misinterpret, so he calmly and gently says, "Remember, we can stop any time you want." Elliott looks up gratefully, knowing they're safe. They ask him to continue.
"That was just a rEFLEHEHEHEHEHEHEEX!!!" Picani targets that belly with ease.
"Wow," he says. 'What an adorable, squishy belly!" Elliott squeals.
As he makes his way towards the navel, Elliott wiggles more and more. "Aw, is this a bad spot?" Picani says. Elliott buries their face in their hands. Picani swirls his finger around the navel teasingly. Around and around and...
"Just get it over with!" Elliott cries. And Picani does so, his finger diving into that adorable navel, wiggling mercilessly.
Elliott laughs hard. They laugh and laugh until they can't anymore. Banging their fist on the table, they beg for mercy.
Picani relents right away, pulling both hands back and dropping them at his sides. Just as promised. Elliot rubs the sensations away themselves, worried that if Picani does it it'll just tickle more. Picani goes back to his desk, sitting down in his chair. He asks if that was good. Elliott nods, panting. They talk and decide to schedule another appointment. Shaking hands, they part ways. Elliott can't wait for next week. Especially if it means more tickle therapy!