Fantasy Friday (In the Throw)

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The meeting with the two godor men continued into the night. It took a lot of time persuading them, that the Oni was on its way to destroy them along with every other planet in the universe.

Once the leader Dolu agreed to help in the battle. He still did not trust the Anorie but he will protect his people.

Loeum started to speak to them and pointed off to the east of where they stood.

“He has invited us to go and stay the night with the Godor people it would show trust between the two leaders.”

Jayla looked at Lorac and she could tell he did not like that idea.

“Tell them to thank you but since Lorac and I have just mated that we want to return home.”

Le’em translated the information and the men nodded their understanding. Before they left Loeum walked up to Le’em and spoke.

(I do not know if you are mated but my beast recognizes you as one of us and I want you.) He said to her, causing her beast to purr slightly. Her cheeks inflamed a bit from embarrassment.

Sanu and Elphin watched what was transpiring and their beast began to claw at them.

“What is he saying Le’em?” Elphin asked.

She did not want to destroy the agreement to fight together so she decided she would bend the truth a little.

“He said that their beast recognizes me as one of their own and I am welcome.”

“You tell him that our beasts recognize you as well and you are coming home with us.”

Le’em looked at Elphin not understanding the anger.

“Le’em thank him nicely and explained that she is half anorie as well. ”

Loeum looked surprised but he did not waver in his claim on her. He nodded that he understood and went back to Dolu. Both Godor left without looking back.

The group trekked it back to the ship.

Le’em did not say a word to Elphin but said good night to Sanu. Sanu looked at Elphin standing more erect with a look of a winner. Elphin and his beast both stormed off.

Jayla, Lorac and Red T witness the event. Red T burst out with laughter and Jayla soon followed.

Lora tried to hide the smile on his face. Sanu looked at all three as if he did not get what was so funny.

“Lorac I will talk to her tomorrow. She does not know what happened with the men this evening. Her sense of smell is not heightened so she did not realize that they both desire her.

“Jayla it is not only two but three. That male Loeum wants her as well.”

“Well, we do have a problem here.”

“Not necessarily. She has two beasts inside of her. I do not think one male will satisfy both beasts.”

“Jayla looked at Red T and knew what he was saying is true. Sanu overheard and he looked enraged and stormed off towards their people. Jayla looked at Lorac to explain.

“We do not share mates. He would have to share and he may not be able to do that especially with a godor.”

This was going to get messy. She will talk to Le’em and make her understand that she should not choose anyone until the mission was over. They needed the Godor’s help desperately in order to defeat the Oni.

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Red T woke with a start. He was floating outside his body and observing the Aiac nebula when a sound made him return to his body.

Another loud crash came from outside his quarters. He got up and ran towards it to discover that Elphin was in his beast form and Le’em was against the wall in the sparing area.

“Le’em leave now and go to your quarters.”

“I just mentioned that I would like to see Loeum again and he turned.”

“Go now!”

Le’em ran out and Jayla accompanied with Lorac came in.

“What happen?” Jayla asked

“He is in the throws.”

“The what?”

“When a male is near his potential mate his protective instincts appears. He can not control it.”

“What do we do?”Jayla keeping an eye on both Elphin and Red T.

“I will get Sanu. He is not feeling the throws so he is definitely not Le’em mate but he is willing to fight.”

“Is that the only way?”

“Yes, he will make himself as the threat.”

Red T  made sure to keep himself in Elphin’s view.

“Go get him now.” Red T said calmly.

Lorac went out of the ship and let out the most urgent roar calling Sanu to him. Elphin’s head turned to the sound and let out his own challenging roar.

Red t heart almost stopped from the strong bass in Elphins roar.

“Are you alright, Red?”

“So we are on first name basis now?” He said with a slight chuckle.

Jayla did not realize she had done that and smiled.

Lorac came back with a large beast by his side. That had to be Sanu. As a beast, he had at least a foot more in height.

Red T slid out from being in front of Elphin since his focus was no longer him. Sanu’s beast turned and ran out of the ship causing Elphin to follow. Lorac, Jayla and Red T was right behind them. Sanu stopped ten feet away from the ship.

The Anorie people were there to witnesses the fight to make sure it was fair. Elphin and Sanu circled each other gageing each other’s weaknesses.

Elphin pounces and landed a bite on Sanu right shoulder. Sanu was able to turn and bit on Elphins leg causing him to let him go. They both stared each other down and roared showing their strength.

Sanu swiped his paw across Elphins face, leaving tracks across his muzzle. Elphin pounced again causing Sanu to land on his back.

Sanu took a bite on Elphins shoulder causing him to leat out a roar. The Anorie people roared as well. Elphin pulled his power forward and went for a killing bite. Sanu’s neck. Once he clamped down Elphin felt a something large hit him on the side causing him to release Sanu.

The Anorie people roared in approval. Elphin was the winner. Elphin turned back into his human form his beast was satisfied. He looked up and seen what his beast had done. Sanu had changed back and he was being stared down by Lorac’s beast. He lowered his head in respect.

Lorac changed back and went to Sanu to see if he was harmed. Sanu stood and went to Elphin and gave him a respectful nod to show he conceded.

Le’em witness the fight from the ship. Jayla went to her and whispered,  ” Elphin is attracted to you and you did not notice. You two have to talk but can you put it off until after the battle.”

“But I am attracted to Louem. This is crazy.”

“Le’em why can’t you have them both? You are a half breed and I am pretty sure your beast are attracted to their own kind.”

“Two? I.. only envisioned only one.”

“Well start thinking of you with two and putting off that talk will give you time to figure this out.” Jayla walked onto the ship leaving Le’em with her thoughts as she looked at Elphin.

After everyone disbursed. Elphin went to  Le’em. I wanted to tell you how I felt but you kept talking about Louem and my beast could not take it.” He looked down at the ground then at her.

Le’em smiled and said, “We’ll talk after the battle.”

“So no more talking of Louem, right?”

Le’em smiled and walked into the ship. Red T was standing off to the side and heard what transpired between them.

“Elphin we need to talk and I advise you not to act until the information has sunk in.

Elphin did not like the sound of that. But he followed Red T on to the ship to his quarters.

The Captain heard what happen later. He went out to scout the scientist facility to see what they were up to and it was not good.

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Fantasy Friday (The meeting)

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It’s like day and night simultaneously on the planet of Anore. Lorac lead the expedition to the Godor people. He assigned Sanu to be by Jayla side. He felt more at ease to have him beside his mate, if he could not be.
Elphin and Le’em walked behind but keep their eye’s on Sanu. They maybe of the same race but he did not treat them as such. He looked at Le’em as if she was abnormal and normally that would not have bothered her but the way he did it bothered her more than normal.
Elphin did not like the way the Anorie looked at Le’em. He read something different and he smelled what was coming off him. He was attracted to Le’em and his beast did not like it.
“Why do you keep looking back?” Elphin asked Sanu
Sanu just gave him a look and smelled the air. He gave Elphin a smile that was not meant to be friendly, but he did not answer him.
Le’em nudged Elphin arm to tell him to cool it. It did not seem to help. Elphin walked up a bit closer to the Anorie, purposely getting into his space.
“You need to back down, little Anorie. You are not capable to take me.”
“Why don’t you try me? Big Anorie.” Elphin said taunting him into a brawl. His beast was ready to take the male.
“You would do this now?”
“Yes.”
“We wait until we return to the Anorie people.”
“Why?”
“There are things that must be done traditionally. If you are challenging me it will be done as it has always been done.”
Elphin did not care for tradition. He was raised in the streets. He fought to survive and to keep what is his.
“Elphin what are you doing?” Le’em asked as she grabbed his arm.
He did not answer instead he fell back to walk with Red T.
Le’em face showed the confusion she felt.
Jayla heard everything that went on and smelled the pheromones. Le’em sense of smell must not have developed fully or she could not tell when two males were in heat. She will be talked to her once their mission to recruit the Godor was over.
They walked until the sun was about to set. Lorac stopped in an area where the trees looked as if they were in a hibernated sleep.
“We are in Godor territory. My beast is pushing me to turn and leave this place.” He whispered to Jayla.
She knew what he was talking about because her beast was doing the same. But she decided to push on. This wasn’t about just her or Lorac it was about every being in the universe and she had a mission.
They heard something rustling all around them. The Godor people had surrounded them. Their inner beasts were riled up ready to battle.
“Reveal your selves.” Jayla called out.
Lorac looked at her as if she had two heads. “They do not understand you.”
A strange noise came from the north of them. Jayla looked at Lorac to explained.
“He said why are the Anorie here?”
They all looked at Le’em. “My father taught me this language. He said one day I will return to them.” She chuckled “well he was right.”
“Can you tell them that I want to speak to their leader.”
Le’em translated and a voice replied.
“What was said?”
“They said they will only meet with me and you.”
“No. She will not leave my sight.”
Le’em explained what was being said and a reply came immediately.
“He said that he may come but if he attacks he will die.”
Jayla nodded her agreement. Le’em began to walk towards the voice and Jayla noticed that the left side of her body was turning into a dark ash color.
“Le’em are you alright?”
“Yes why?”
“Your skin color is changing in on the left.” Le’em looked and felt a bit nervous but it was not a time to think about herself. Her Godor beast roared within her. She felt the joy it was emitting.
As they came to another clearing there stood two men. The color of their skin was a dark ash. The color that appeared on her skin. The walked forward and stood in the center of the clearing.
Le’em’s eyes went to the man standing beside the first. He was as tall as the leader was, but he had broader shoulders and longer hair., that fell in layered waves.
The male in front spoke. Le’em listened then translated.
“He said that he is Dolu and his second is Loeun. Why have we entered their territory.?”
Le’em beast started to humm as she looked at Loeum again. He looked at her and the intensity in his eyes shook her.
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Fantasy Friday (Unexpected Plan)

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Jayla walked out of Loracs home to have a better grasp of the people she was supposed to lead.

It was late morning and the Anorie people were already up doing their daily tasks. A couple of the young children noticed Jayla coming out and whispered to each other as they stared at her.

“Why are you whispering?”

The children looked at her with a puzzled look on their face.

“They do not understand what you are saying,” Lorac said behind her.

“They speak. I just saw them do it.”

“Yes, they speak anorie. As children, we are taught our language first and when we start to enter our first adult phase we begin to learn your language.”

Jayla knew she had a lot to learn about them but she did not have much time.

“Lorac I have to go to my ship soon to get the others.”

“They are outsiders. They are not allowed to stay with our people.”

“You remember the vision?”

“Yes.”

“We have to get more people involved in the fight. The anorie is not enough.”

“So you believe your people will help defeat the Oni?”

“Not only my people, my friends but we must get the Godor to help.”

“We cannot. We are enemies.”

“Well, Lorac we have to have a truce.”

“Truce?”

“We have to come together for the battle then you can return to being enemies.”

“They will be hard to find and they will not be swayed easily.”

“Maybe they will. I have an idea. But I must return to my friends on the ship.”

“I will take you there,  after we feed.”

Jayla did not disagree about eating. She was ravenous and a bit jittery from the amount of energy she was carrying around.

After breakfast Jayla, Lorac, and Sanu went to the ship. Lorac and Sanu did not want to go on the ship but Lorac could not leave his mate and where Lorac goes Sanu follows.

Jayla went straight to the deck of the ship. She knew the captain would be there plotting a course some where.

“Captain.”

“He looked up and a slight smile fashed across his face until he seen her company.”

“So do you know what we have to do to defeat the thing?”

“The Anorie will defeat the Oni.” Sanu said while being slightly restrained by Lorac’s arm.

“I did not mean to rile you but we came here with Jayla to help her defeat this thing.”

Jayla turned to Lorac and nodded yes to him. Lorac said something in their language which calmed Sanu down.

“Where are the other?”

“About the ship. I can gather them here if you like?”

“I would appreciate that captain.”

The captain got on the com and called everyone to the bridge. Sanu looked up to see where his voice was traveling from.

One by one they all gathered onto the bridge. All eyes were on Jayla and her mate. She informed them about the information that they both received.

“So what is the plan?” Elphin asked.

“We need to get more people involved with this fight. Especially the Godor. We must seek them out and get them to help.”

“Generally people don’t just help, just because you ask them. You need to dangle something enticing in front of them.” The captain said as he kept his eye’s on Sanu. The tension between them felt as thick as tar.

“Well we don’t have anything to offer but their lives.”

“I will go with you Jayla.” Elphin immediately volunteered.

“So will I.” Le’em said as she stood next to Elphin.

Jayla looked at Le’em and noticed that her confidence was improving.

“I will not leave my mate on this trek.”

“I will not leave Lorac side.” Sanu chimed in.

Jayla hoped that persuading the Godor would be successful. “We will leave with in the hour. Whom ever decides to come be prepared for anything.”

The group disbanded and the captain motioned Jayla to go to the side so he could talk to her.

As she moved so did Lorac. Jayla turned and placed her hand on his chest to stop him from proceeding.

“Give me a moment with the captain alone.”

Lorac did not like another male to be near Jayla but he knew she did not know what he was battling inside to give her what she asked. He nodded his agreement.

Jayla walked over to the captain and as he waited leaning against the wall.

“Are you alright? He seems a bit clingy.”

“I am fine captain. Female do not converse with other males unless unmated or there mates are beside them.”

“As long as your ok with this.”

“I am.”

“So let’s arm up shall we?” the captain walked passed the two Anorie males, purposely nudging Sanu.

Sanu did not like the captain at all.

Jayla smiled and walked back to Lorac and Sanu. Lorac and his beast was pleased to have her by them .

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Fantasy Friday (Januk Intervenes)

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The night has fallen on the planet. The birds sing their mating calls and the four-legged animals go on their hunt. All the Anori are bedded for the night except for Lorac. His beast is worried that it’s mate will never arrive.

Lorac scanned the skies to see if any new ships were flying above.  All ships were the same. They carried the scientist trying to locate the core strength of the Anori people. They have wiped out  thousands of their kind and spread the children of the Anori through the galaxy.

They believed they captured them all. That belief was wrong. Over a thousand Anori survived and the son of their leader, Lorac kept them together.

Januk watched from the doorway of her home. It was at the highest peak of the  mountain. A place where the scientist could not see and if attempted to climb would be the death of them. Human feet could grip the soil safely. Anori can partially shift their extremities to help them climb.

Januk was the seer of the Anori. that was all she had told them she could do. She did not what her people to fear and shun her as they did her mother for the real power she held. She walked in and closed off her dwelling with the blanket that she created from the  foliage. She went to the back of her home where the vibrations of the planet is strongest and sat before the vessel, she saved from her mother.

She was going to call upon the energy to guide the mate of Lorac to him. She seen her come to them but it is taking longer than she expected and she senses  Lorac’s beast uneasiness.

She said the words that she heard as a child to call the fire to life. It roared into existence. Then she poured the essence to the tumanu flower, the herds of anani and a drop of blood of a true Anori into the mixture. The blood was from the first Anori leader. Lorac’s fore father. Januk began the chant the words that no one has ever heard before, except her family line.

As the chant intensified she felt herself and her beast spirit leave the body they share to go and find Januk’s mate.

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Jayla was being to feel restless on the ship. The new crew the captain has on board did not take orders well and Red T recovery was slow even though he has awaken from the deep sleep.

Elphim had retired to his quarter’s after they returned on board with the female and the female was acting as if any moment they would harm her. She needed to speak to Red T about what was going on. She decided whether he was ready or not. She would speak to him in the morning.

Jayla laid down on her  bed to see if she could rest enough to get her beast to calm down. He eyes fluttered close and she could see her beast grooming itself. She felt something odd in her presence and so did her beast because it rose and roared at it.

Another beast appeared. It walked up close and showed its neck in submissive gesture. Jayla’s eye’s flew open to see a female that had no solid form before her.

“Who are you?”

“I am Januk. I have come to help you find your way to our people.”

“Why?”

“Your mate is waiting for you and the Oni will be upon us soon. We need for the mated pair to help lead and defeat the Oni.”

“I do not know where all of you are. I am just going by instinct.”
“That is the  way it should be, but I must help. Go to the cluster of Manu. Go to the planet that is housed between three planets. It is the only vibrant plant of the three. Be careful of the ships that house the scientist. They still seek our power.”

Jayla looked at the woman who’s eye’s looked as if they captured the universe itself in them. He hair was a sunset color and her skin was not easy to figure since she was a shimmer.

“It that your beast with mine?”

“Yes, she is letting her know that her mate will soon arrive and not to worry,”

“She is not worried.”

“She was worried. If she did  not find her mate she could lash out and cause her own death, which will cause you to perish as well.”

“Then I could mate with someone to stop that from happening.”

“You can only mate with whom you were chosen for. Come to us soon, your mate is waiting.” She shimmered and vanished and she felt her beast had calm down.

Jalya rose and went to the bridge. She seen the captain was looking over coordinates to another planet that would put then further away from where they needed to be.

“Captain we need to go the Manu. The three planets in is  where I need to be.”

The captain gave her look that would normally make her stand down but she did not have to take his orders.

“We need supplies. We have to make a stop first.”

“No stops. We go there and you get supplies or just drop me and the other’s off  on the planet.”

“It’s that important to get there now?”

“Yes.”

“Well I am sorry to tell you but the captain will go to that planet after we get out supplies. So go back and wait for your orders.”

The voice of Cam came from the right of the bridge.

“You are not the captain.”

“Neither are you.”She said smiling at her, then leaned down to give the captain a kiss that should not turn her stomach but it did.

“Captain is this what you wish?”

“He looked at her and nodded but something in his eyes revealed no.”

Jayla nodded and walked pass her but turned and let out a jolt of electricity through her into the woman and she fell.

“Thank you. We need to get her off the ship. She is trying to robbed the scientist cargo ship and escape leaving us to take the fall.”

“What do you want to with her crew?”

“They are my crew. We spoke and they do not follow her. She was holding something overt them to follow her.”

“Fine let’s put her in a capsule and jettison her onto the nearest planet.”

“Good idea.”

“After we must go to Manu.”

“We will.”

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Januk returned to her body and discovered that Lorac was standing before her.

“Why did you not tell me of your power?”

“I did not want to be cast aside as my mother. A seer is less freighting than and traveler.” She said as fear shown on her face. “Will you tell the other’s?”

“No, but you must be careful of what you do. Until I am mated I still have to show I can lead and if they call for your banishment I would have to listen to our people.”

Januk nodded her understanding.

“Where did you go?”

“To retrieve your mate. She will come to you soon. The Oni is still far enough away for you both to have a proper mating.”

Lorac nodded and his beast roared with happiness.

“Thank you Januk. Please sleep well. Trouble is still coming.”

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Le’em slept fitfully. Her Anori beast started to awaken and at the same time the Godor was being roused. It had kept the  Anori inside her at peace but it wanted out. It wanted energy. The energy it tasted from Elphin.

The Gordor quieted the beast  down again but it craved something as well. It needed a Godor.

Le’em woke with terrible pain and longing from both beasts. Why was she created with the two inside her and can she find what they both craved?

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Fantasy Friday (New Crew)

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Making it back to the ship seemed more tedious than getting off. It seemed that the population had all come out at once.

It did not deter Jayla and Elphin in getting the newest member to the ship.

The female did not speak and kept her eye’s casted down. Elphin held on to her arm to stir her in the right direction. They arrived to the ship to be greeted by three new faces on board.

‘It must be the new crew.’ Jayla thought.

“Who are you and why are you boarding this ship?” the tall, lanky male that stood before then asked, through stained teeth.

“Move aside. Where is the captain?” Jayla said.

“Get off this ship, you and you kind are not permitted.”

That was all Jayla could stand. Before the man could defend himself, she hit him in groin and when he bent over in pain. She punched him between his ear and jaw causing a clicking sound as he fell to the floor, knocked out.

The captain rush towards them to see what the commotion was about. He seen the new recruit on the floor.

“What happened here?”

“He was blocking our entry.” Jayla told him as she observed the black and blue marks on the  captains face.

“Listen up, I have told you before I have other crew members. You agreed there would be no problems. So why is there a problem?”

A tall blond woman with scare going from her ear to her chin and another from her ear to the edge of her eye walked in.

“There is no problem and the fact that we see that they can handle themselves, even better, Macon.”

Jayla looked at the captain, questioning the fact that she used his first name.

This is Cam. These other two is her crew that graciously agreed to help me with  my ship.”

“Captain I fear she will try a mutiny and take over the ship.”

The tall blond laughed. “Why would I take what is already mine. He has never told you about Cam is wife.”

Jayla stood there a bit stunned by the news but she did not let it appear on her face.

“You mean ex-wife.”

“Semantics. Once married always married.”

“Unless your dead.”

“We’ll see later.”

“So who is the captain?” Jayla asked.

“Oh he’s the captain. I am just here to help in your crusade.”

“Well tell your man there if he wakes up and tries to take me on again. He will meet space by the bottom of my boot.”

“Ohh. Nice.”

“Jayla who is this your bringing on board?”

“I found another of my kind. I will take her to sick bay. How is Red T?”

“Red T is on board. Wonderful.”

“How do you know of him?” The captain asked Cam.

“We are divorced right? I don’t believe I  have to tell you.”

Jayla walked pass the two of them staring each other down to get the girl to the sick bey.

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The clouds rolled in with a dark plumb hue to it. Lorac kept his eyes towards to sky’s in hopes he would see a ship. The seer Junak could not pin point when she will arrive but his mate is coming.

“Lorac are you on patrol again?”

“Yes Sanu.”

Sanu was his second in command and his closest friend.

“You need your rest. Our people expect you to be fit when it is time for battle.”

“Not to worry. I can not sleep and wanted to keep watch.”

Sanu smiled knowing his friend better that he even knew.

“You are anxious. Why don’t you bed one of the other’s. You have so many that are willing to help you.”

“No I will not take another until my mate arrives.”

“If she arrives.”

“She will arrive Sanu my beast stirs with knowing she is on her way.”

Sanu nodded. “Have you come up with a plan to defeat the Oni?”

Lorac looked at his friend knowing he was trying to distract him but it was becoming an annoyance.

“No. I need my mate to held decipher the text our ancient people had left.”

“She may not be able to read it then what?”

“Sanu enough with the questions. Why are you not bedded with one of our willing?”

“My beast is not responding normally. I am not sure why.”

“So your saying that you can not become firm at the time of joining.”

“Yes.” Sanu looked uneasy letting him know of his situation.

“There is a reason for every thing. The answer will come.”

They both turned towards the north-east of the land. The land of the fore fathers and had their own individual hopes for their people.

Once they defeat the Oni, then they will defeat the scientist who decimated their kind.

As Lorac closed his eyes he felt a strange vibration come from with in him. A sound as if it were a song yet it was a purr.

“Lorac what are you doing?”

Lorac opened his eye’s and stared at Sanu.

“You were making a sound. I never heard that sound before.”

“I do not know what is happening.”

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On the ship as Jayla slept in her quarters, her beast started to purr a tune. She slept comfortably.

Out side her quarters Elphin heard the sound. He knew they were approaching their people.

Now he had to find out who the girl was. She seemed Anori but he did not feel her beast stir with in her. Something was very wrong with her.

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W.T. FIRE IS THIS? A Gift?

imagesAKYZOPPAHello my fire starters. So I have some wonderful new for my 100th follower who ever that may be. There is a gift coming your way.

What can it be, your thinking and I say wouldn’t you like to know. Haha. Just think about who I am. What can I possibly give my 100th follower that has a bit of sensual fire to it? Hugh.

On that note I am at my 81st follower as of today and I want to thank each and every one of you.

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Fantasy Friday (Nexpla Nebula)

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It took them three day’s to get to the Nexpla Nebula, even with light speed. The skeleton crew were getting along and staying out of Jayla and Elphin’s way. She did not like the feeling of being shunned and she decided she had, had enough of it.

After Jayla looked in on Red T and seen that he was comfortable she went to the captain to discuss what was going on.

She located the captain in his quarters. Which was not normal. He usually stayed on the bridge until ten o’clock. The sensor above the door alerted the captain of Jayla’s presence at his door.

The door opened and Jayla walked in to the his dim quarter’s. Soft music was playing and the captain was sitting on one of his chairs holding a drink.

“Captain is the a problem?”

He chuckled at her question. “Just because I am in my living space and enjoying a drink alone, implies I have a problem?” He took a swallow of the drink and looked at her.

“We will arrive at the Nexpla nebula soon. I just want to relax before I go out and get a new crew. A crew that I have no idea if they would follow order’s or kill me in my sleep for my ship. I have been thinking long and hard on the matter. I have three crew members and I actually need three more to have it fully manned.”

“Well I can help you screen them. I do not want you to die before we find my people.” She said as she gave him a slight smile.

“Sorry, don’t mean to burden you with my problem. How is Red T doing?”

“The fever has broken and his color has returned. He still floats in and out of sleep. I am hoping to wake him fully in an hour. He must recover soon”.

The captain rose and walked to the bottle with orange liquid inside of it and poured it in his cup.

“This is Emere rum. I held this bottle for two years and I wanted to enjoy it today.” He he went to the tall wall shelf and retrieved another cup, gave it to Jayla and poured some.

“Hey, I’ve never seen you drink. Do you drink?”

“I can. But I do not like the taste.”

“Alright good. Have a drink with me. Then see to Red T.”

Jayla knew something else was bothering the captain but she really wanted to address the matter of the crew.

“Before I leave, I wanted to know what is going on with the crew that is on board now?”

“What? Have they interfered with anything that you are doing? Tell me and I will take care of it.”

“No I feel as if they are avoiding me to the point of shunning me.”

The captain laughed and took a swallow of his drink. “They are not shunning you. I ordered them to stay clear of you and the other two. I did not want them to, to interfere.”

Jayla’s face expressed her not understanding.

“The  crew is loyal to me. The three of them have different points of view of your kind. They do not like the power all of you posses and they feel fear. When people fear things tend to happen and I want that avoided.”

She nodded in understanding. The crew that was on board were never that close to her and she could see one of them testing, to see if they could harm them. She decided then that she needed to gain trust some how. Not by avoidance. She took a drink of the rum and noted that it had a slight sweet taste then a burn that followed. She handed to cup to the captain and wished him a good night.”

“Jayla in approximately fifteen hours we will arrive. Get yourselves ready. Nexpla nebula is dangerous for every one.”

Jayla looked at the captain and realized that he seemed more unsettled than she’s ever seen. What or who is on Nexpla that he did not want to see?

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Nexpla a city on a large slab of metal that was created for the semi solid planet. As the earth liquifies underneath the slab, the city moves until it settles on solid mass once again. The air quality was adequate enough to breath for a few hours, then you had to return to your ship to detox your lungs to have optimal fuction.

The patrons of  the  planet were from every low down, sleazy corner of the universe.  Except those who were blessed to be born on the planet. If the word bless is suitable for having no choice but to be born there.

It is not governed by any political bodies. The people keep each other in check, which counts for the high death total. Employment is scarce unless you get a job on a ship. Then you become a little bit higher than the street cleaners in the eyes of the planon’s. The planon’s are best described as an organized gang, who feels they run nexpla, until the next want to be leader kills the raining one.

Jayla, Elphin and the captain unboarded the ship. The rest of the crew decided to leave a bit later.

“Where are we headed captain?”

“I am going to the Le Yat. I know I will find the crew I need in there. You do not have to come. Look around. You may find more of your kind here.”

That was the captains unsubtle way to tell them to get lost. Jayla nodded and walked off to the right.

“Why did he not want us with him?”

“I am not sure but I will give him ten minutes before I go and seek him out.”

“I do not like this. This separating.” Elphin said as he eyed every person who passed by.

“I agree but I also want to survey the area. Do you feel an oddity in the  area?”

Elphin kept looking around but his animal was making him antsy. It kept clawing at him.

“I can not feel anything. My beast is uneasy though.” he said.

“I feel the energy in that area, it feels odd. I want to see why.”

Elphin followed Jayla a half a mile down the  street. She stopped at a strange shop that sold what looked like skin cleansing products.

“Come in, come in don’t delay. Our sale is only for one hour , in one day.”

A tall man wearing multiplied layers of cloths as clothing. His eye’s were lined and lips were too. As he ushered them inside the establishment, the were greeted by a female with strange-looking eatables.

“I see that you have purchased an excellent guardian specimen.” The man was looking at Elphin as if he was a piece of antique furniture to admire. Jayla nodded and continued to scan the place to locate where the energy disturbance was located. It was faint before and it had increased a great deal since they stepped inside.

“What is this place?” Jayla inquired.

“My, my you have not heard of  the  Zillion? Well let me educate you. But first I am the owner of the Zillion, my name is Ide. The Zillion is a place where you can acquire anything that your heart desires. We sell beings of all species, from every part of the universe, to do all things. I noticed you have a guard are you willing to sell or trade for him?”

Jayla was a little taken aback by the assumption that she purchased Elphin.

“No I am here to purchase another similar to the one I have.”

“Male or female?”

“You have both?” She looked at him quizzically.

“Well let me see what the books say we have in stock.” Ide called a female over that gave him a thin ledger to see what he had.

“We have a female. She is a bit younger than your male but is adequate. Would you like to view her?”

Jayla nodded and Ide went off and gave the order to retrieve the item.

“Does he not see your like me?” Elphin whispered.

“No he does not. I have implanted an image in his mind, that I look like every one else on the planet.”

“I did not know you had that capability.”

“I do not reveal all I can do or else I would be dead by now.” Jayla said as she stood waiting for the female.

Something was being dragged in to the left of them.  Once they stood in front of  Jayla. The female looked up and her beast recognized it’s kind. But something was wrong.

“How much?” Jayla inquired.

“Well your in luck. It’s sale day. She’s half price. one hundred and fifteen yun’s.”

“Is she well?” Jayla hated talking about a person as if they were an object.

“She is perfect. She cleans and serve’s wonderfully.”

Elphin slightly rocked back and forth. Jayla gave him a look to stop.

“Fine. Where do I sign over the Yun’s?”

“Come with me, my dear. It will take but a moment to sign over the title of owner ship.”

Jayla nodded, then gave Elphin instructions to secure her property. Once she left the girl whispered, “Do they not see she is like us?”

Elphin did not answer. He kept guard until she returned.

Well I promised that I would give you more than usual and I have. Stay with me because it is going to get really going. If you like Fantasy Friday please star and follow. All comments are welcome. Fire Starters. Until next time.