| Planetfall: Amanda And The Sphere
Journal Entry 201 / 01026
Elenya, Yavar 06, 01026
Clip-clop, clip-clop. Centaur hooves sounded against the ceramic walkway
that curved and twisted out of sight away from me. Although I had,
in reality, known her for only a very short time, I guessed that the
footsteps belonged to Amanda Ohadi, walking around the garden somewhere.
Something about her footstep was very distinctive. She walked with an
I was not really in a mood to associate with other people right now. I
don't know why, really. I just was not. On the other hand, I felt too
lazy to get up and take cover from her approach.
She rounded the corner. Caught in the decision process, I gave her a
smile and a wave. She took that as a hint and trotted over.
"Morning," I said. Much to my surprise, her presence alone made me
"Good morning," she said. "May I join you, Ken?"
"'Suppose," I replied. "Not much in the mood for company today. But
you're welcome enough, 'Manda."
"You're clipping your speech today," she observed.
"Lazy," I offered as an excuse. "Tired."
She smiled. "May I ask you something?"
"You know my answer to that," I replied.
"You are in a crotchety mood today, Ken. Maybe I'll come back when
you're feeling better."
"Wait," I said, reaching out to hold her wrist. "I don't want to chase
She looked down at her wrist and smiled. "Why should I want to make
company with such a curmudgeon as yourself?"
"Because the beauty of a lady'taur such as yourself would sweeten even
the vilest troll, Amanda."
She seemed pleased with the answer. In fact, she had made no move to
leave at all. "Can I ask of you a favor?"
"Go ahead," I said.
"When I first met you I was very young. And the tend to be
adventurous. The fact that Kathy had so much of your attention made
me jealous and when you paid me that attention it made my heart go
I grinned. She continued, "When I grew up, I got serious. I came up
with all the wild ideas when I was and when I got I got more
rigid and it was harder for me to make anything out of all that. Which
is why I ended up in the Spin cycle. That's why I almost went back into
it." She sighed. "So I want you do to a scene for me."
My eyebrows crowded closer to my hairline. "Really?"
She nodded. "Like I said, I was adventurous. Back then, I would have
been willing to let you tie me up in one of your spheres and let
you have your way with me. Some of it was hero worship, but you were
tolerant with me and I haven't forgotten that. You were gentle and you
gave as much of a damn as you could. I've forgotten a lot, but I haven't
forgotten that." She took a deep breath. "But ever since the accident
you've been trying to talk to me as if I were the Amanda. And I want
to be the Amanda again, at least somehow. I think you could have an
idea that would help me find my way back."
"Why me?" I asked. "I don't mean, why are you asking me in particular,
but why does everyone ask me for this kind of thing?"
"Because you know how to do it, Ken. And not everybody asks you, just
the friends who want to try it out and know you well enough to have the
courage to ask. Besides," she cooed softly, "You love arranging stuff
"That's true," I agreed, smiling. "So what do you want."
"I want you to do something, Ken. I don't know what. And I don't want
a safeword, I don't want control at all. Please....just take me."
It was odd to be hearing these from her mouth. Amanda had become so
sensitive to Kathy and me and the way we played that I thought I would
never have her eyes on me again the way I had when she was a young. Now,
though, I had an opportunity, and with the sort of thing I'm good at.
"Your worst fear is to be in the Spin again, isn't it?"
She nodded. "It's not even the dying, or the spinning. It's being alone
that scares me so much. I don't want to die alone, Ken, and in my dreams
all I can remember is how lonely I was in the Spin."
"Amanda," I said, reaching out for her hand again. "Do you trust me?"
I had an idea. The kind of idea that appeals to me because the end result
is, ultimately, self-realization. It's one of the things I've always
aspired for in my s/m scenes, is to help people come to a realization
about themselves. "What's you biocybe cell control authorization code?"
"You wouldn't...." She stuttered suddenly. "Ken, please..."
"You said you trusted me. Do you or don't you?"
She nodded, unsurely. "Lance, give Ken my BCCAC."
"Hold that, Lance," I said, interrupting.
"Hmmm?" the AI said, curious.
"You know the definition of a scene, Lance. I have been permitted access
to that code but I don't need it until the scene begins. I'd like you
to ensure that privacy. And when the scene ends, privilege is rescinded
"Ready?" I asked her, watching her human face go through the myriad of
emotions that accompany everyone before a scene.
"I'm scared," she said, shivering.
I looked into her face. She had regained her weight after the Spin, and
her face had reached the fullness and health I had seen so many years ago.
Still, she had that haunted look in her beautiful features. Her hair was
again dyed pastel purple, falling in front of her long, trim, face in
two undisciplined curls, the rest brushed back over her head. I stretched
some elastic bands into her hair to keep it in place.
She was small even for the common centaur, barely over five feet
tall at the top of her head. Her body was still slim and beautiful,
staring out with white hair towards her hominid joint and spotting
into a full-brown color by the reach of her tail. Her feet were shoed,
a personal preference. I brushed a stray hair away from her face. "You
should be. This is going to be frightening, but like many frightening
things, the results will be good. Are you ready to go?"
She nodded. "I think so."
"Good," I said. I nodded to the Mephit standing behind the control
counter, and we teleported out.
"Grab something," I directed her as we suddenly found ourselves in
zero gravity. She did as instructed, folding her legs underneath her
as she had been trained while in the Fleet. "I'm going to tie you down,
Amanda. It's the first step. Now, extend your legs."
I had chosen an sphere for this particular stunt. Twelve meters
in diameter, 905 cubic meters of space, in space. Large bundles of black
rope were secured along the inside of the sphere. I recovered one.
Bondage, especially with centaurs, is a slow and painstaking task. But
that doesn't mean it's not fun. I took the cent-thick rope and wrapped
it around a forehoof, seven winds and then threaded through the
wrapping to make sure that the tension wouldn't be felt just on the edges.
Then I moved over to her other hoof, and then around to the rear. Each
hoof took time, and patience has never been one of my strong points. But
I persevered. "You okay?"
"I'm not very hobbled this way," she observed. "I can't spread my legs
open, but I can move inside the rectangle of rope very easily."
"That's the idea," I said. "Now watch." I recovered more rope, repeating
the pattern on both forehooves, but letting the ends fly free. I had
cleats laid out ahead of time for her dimensions, and secured the rope
to those cleats, finishing each with a double half-hitch knot and a
panic loop. Then I did the same with her rearhooves.
"I've still got plenty of room," she said.
"You won't when I've done your arms." I floated back to my gear bag
(suspiciously empty, really) and recovered two black bracer bands sized
for her wrists. I asked for her arm and she held it out. "I'm glad you're
"I don't see a reason to," she said. I smiled as I laced her into the
bracer, then wrapped her arms in more rope, using the same pattern I'd
used on each pair of hooves. Then I reached up and threaded it through
two cleats opposite the cleats securing her hooves, then bringing
them together through a ring directly over her head. I began pulling,
and the look on her face changed as she began to realize she really was
restrained. There was five meters of space between her and the wall of the
sphere in any direction, and she whimpered as she looked around. "Ken."
"Amanda," I said as I floated back to the SDisk. "Remember my promises." I
"Ken!" she shouted, suddenly realizing how alone she is. I hadn't
teleported out at all-- I had merely turned invisible. And inaudible. My
presence was being edited out of her sensory input stream, and that's
what I had needed her BCCAC for. "You promised!"
"Yes I did," I said, but she didn't hear that. I had promised never
to leave her, but I hadn't promised that she had to always know when I
"You better be monitoring me," she said. She looked around the sphere
anxiously, looking for something. I guess she was looking for reassurance,
but there wasn't going to be any found.
"Ken, I don't like this!" She tried to make it sound joking, but I could
hear the panic and desperation in her voice.
"Please, Ken!" I waited, watching her. Her pleas grew louder and more
desperate, and as the lights in the sphere began to dim she began to
panic. "Nooooo...!" she screamed. "Don't leave me alone like this!"
I pulled out my radio. "Lance, please tell the volunteers that I want
them here as soon as possible."
"On the way."
Lindsay appeared first, looking very pregnant, followed by Prio. Then
Beth, Gary, Pirot, Maori... eventually a dozen in all. Dao came last. I
floated across the sphere and hugged him. "You came! I'm surprised
"I wanted to see this," he said.
"Well, there she is. She's very scared because she's very lonely. She
can't see or hear us, and that's not the object. I'll go first." I pushed
off the wall gently. Centuries of experience with zero-G had make me
even cease to think about flight calculations. I just pushed. The float
towards Amanda, only five meters away, would take nearly five minutes. I
wanted to touch her with the gentlest impact I could imagine.
My hands connected with her flesh just below her human ribcage. "What!"
she said, startling and looking up. Her eyes were still useless and
blinded. "Talk to me, please!"
I nodded to Dao, who instead turned to Lindsay and whispered into her ear.
Lindsay looked surprised, then nodded. Although I hadn't expected this,
I approved, and watched as Lindsay gently pushed off the opposite side,
heading for her rump. Seeing as she outmasses me by as much as three
times, she took more energy to stop and Amanda whimpered when she realized
just how much mass was being pushed against her backside. "Move easily,
Linds," I said. "You don't want to strain her."
She nodded, then carefully eased her way along her back, grabbing hold
with his hands. Amanda laughed suddenly. "Oh, Ken, you have the most
I laughed and waved to the rest of the people. They all came over, some
quickly, some slowly. I was glad I has used moderately elastic ropes.
Suddenly Amanda gasped as she realized just how many people were crowding
around her. She began naming names, sometimes getting one right, sometimes
getting one wrong. "I know that was a Han who got on top of me," she said.
"Only one of them could have such big hands. I bet it was Lindsay. I
don't know how you're all invisible, though!"
I smiled as I slowly massaged her chest, touching her small, firm with my hands. She cooed and shuddered, but with so many people working
her over it was impossible to tell who was causing her to coo and gasp.
"Who's going to get sexual first?" I asked, looking up at Lindsay. She
smiled and leaned down to kiss the back of Amanda's neck. She gasped,
and just as she nipped her I kissed the underside of her chin. Other
people joined in; Beth and Maori each took nipples, and Lindsay slowly
slid over the top of Amanda's head and came down, pushing me out of the
way and straddling the Centauress' face with her thighs.
Amanda pressed her cheek to Lindsay's furry thigh, moaning loudly. Then
the scent of Lindsay's must have reached her because she suddenly
craned her head forward, bumping into Lindsay's equally functional
erection, pushed out by Lindsay's swollen belly. She giggled again. "Hi,
Lindsay. Must be you; you're the only Han I know who Ken knows in such
a regular fashion." She licked the length of Lindsay's cock, not quite
having the reach to get her mouth over the crown and suck it all in. But
Lindsay helped, with one hand, and aimed for Amanda's mouth.
Amanda Lindsay's cock down greedily, and from my perspective
underneath the action the look was very interesting. I reached up and slid
two fingers into Lindsay's now well-exposed while Amanda her
cock. I found the first of the two glands that run along the upper wall
of her vaginal barrel, then stroked downwards over the second one. The
upper one produces seminal fluid, and Amanda made a soft cooing noise as
I stroked it, releasing some of Lindsay's precome into her mouth. The
lower one regulates hormone production between the testes and ovaries
(mounted, oddly enough, side by side), and so hasn't got any physical
reason to be pleasurable, but many Han claim it is anyway. I admired
Rheinhardt and Greaves for their aptitude.
Dao, meanwhile, slid over Amanda's back and, with Prio helping, slid
into her cunt. She gasped. "Dao!"
"He's big, isn't he?" I asked reflexively, before realizing that she
couldn't hear me. "Lance," I said, "bring up her audio to full, slowly."
Amanda's head lolled about as Dao's lovely cock slid deep into her.
Suddenly she looked up and said "I can hear you!"
"Yes, you can. Hi, Amanda."
"Oh, Ken, I expected you to do something awful!"
"Hey, you were pretty frightened there for the first hour or so."
"I know," she said. "Oh!"
"Did I hit something sensitive?" Dao asked.
"Yes!" she replied. "Do it again!" With a smile, Dao complied, stroking
deep into her. She shuddered and gasped, and Lindsay and I suddenly
found ourselves accidentally thrown free.
We drifted towards the wall of the sphere, and then made our way over
to each other, leaving Amanda to Dao and the eight other people who had
joined us in our little gang bang.
"She's very pretty," Lindsay observed.
"Yeah," I said. Maori had made his way behind her while Garenna offered
his cock to her mouth. Watching nine people have their way with the lovely
centauress turned me on quite a lot, although I think I had had my fill
of Amanda already that day. I found myself petting Lindsay's fur softly.
She smiled and placed her hand over mine, assuring me that my touch was
okay. "Thank you," she said.
"For everything. For giving me life. For my child. For killing my would-be
murderer. For everything, Ken."
"Just doing my job," I said.
"I'm glad someone is."
About halfway through the orgy, I brought Amanda's eyes back on-line,
letting her see who was doing what to her. She laughed and giggled and
moaned and probably came at least a dozen times. Finally I drifted through
the mass of floating bodies and came to rest in front of her face. "Hi,"
"Hi," she smiled back, shyly.
"Much," she said. "But not like the Amanda. Different."
"Different good or different bad?"
"Different different," she replied. "I can't really quantify it. I just
feel better right now, but I'll have to see."
"I'm going to cut you down now. You're going to be very stiff. So I
and my cohorts-- right?" There was a general assent. "Right. I and my
cohorts are going to help you back to a general- purpose room, where we
have prepared a warm, relaxing bath for you in a tub big enough to hold
all of us. It'll even have bubbles."
"Goody!" she said, giggling. I kissed her warmly while people fanned out
to every securing point on the sphere and pulled on the panic loops. She
was freed quickly as hands flew over her body, pulling ropes and tossing
"Ready to go?" Lindsay asked.
"I'm stiff!" she said.
"Warned you," I laughed. "Come on, herd her towards the SDisk, people." We
all blipped out.
Amanda's footsteps sounded lighter as she walked in to the forward lounge,
but that's to be expected since the place is carpeted. "Kenny!" she
"So," I said, looking up at the lovely centauress, "How do you feel?"
Truth to tell, she looked marvelous. Certainly a lot less... gothic,
I guess... than she had a few days before.
"I don't know," she replied. "Things feel different now. It's not like I'm
the Amanda, or the new Amanda, but like I'm just a different Amanda."
"One little scene like that can change someone's life," I said. "Want
anything to drink?"
"Just some kfi," she said.
"But sometimes the feelings that you have in the scene are hard to hold
on to. At least, they are for me. It takes repetition, like everything
in life, to make those impressions stick."
"I know," she said.
"So, do you want to try something like that again?"
"Well," she said, tugging thoughtfully on one of the purple curls that
dangled about her ears, "I don't know. I want to figure out what happened
to me in there, first."
"Will it be easier to figure out what happened in the Sphere or what
happened to you in the Spin?"
"The Spin was always easier. It was hard to deny. The scene did something
to me, but I haven't figured out what. I do know this, though: I'm
finding myself being much more extroverted today. I hope you don't mind
if I made a pass at Dao this afternoon."
"Oh?" I said, my eyes alighting. "How did he take it?"
"I'm not sure. I think it was a compliment."
Our drinks arrived, and I held up mind. "I want to propose a toast,
Amanda. To you. Amanda Ohadi. My you be beautiful till the universe ends."
She smiled and tilted her drink towards her lips. Then she said,
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