Journal Entry 148 / 01028
Seren, Cerim 01, 01028
Nickolai craned his neck back to look out from the exposed bubble at
the grey-white world hovering overhead. Crowded, clouded swirls crossed
the sky completely and allowed no view of the land underneath. Nickolai
found himself wishing to get down to that land, to put his fingers onto
radioactive books and hold in his hands the blasted refuse of the dead,
A three-tone chime alerted him to a shipwide announcement. "We have
established Sdisk contact with the ground on schedule. All personnel
transferring to ground stations will report at the previously designated
A glance at his wristwatch told him he had four hours before his
previously designated time was to come. Furry and he had spent all
yesterday packing and they were already fully ready to head down to
the surface. Their gear, and Roger's, had been sent to the forward hold
'Yes?" he asked, glancing upwards in the universal gesture of addressing
the local AI.
"There is a call for you from Jofuran's mother."
"I'll take it." To his left, a display screen shimmered momentarily to be
replaced with a view of a Markal who now looked exactly like his beloved.
"Helena!" he said as a grin spread across face.
"Kolya! So good to see you. Was the voyage terribly dull?"
"We had the reports from your advance group, Helena, so no, it wasn't
terribly dull. We kept up with the latest from the ground. I can't wait
to see you and Morrail in person, however."
"We feel the same way. I wanted to tell you that we have reserved a space
for you and Jofuran in the school ground. If you want to avoid living
in a tent, we have provided for that as well."
"Thank you, Helena. I'm sure Furry will appreciate it."
"As am I. When I called, she was unavailable according to the AI. Give
her my love and we will be waiting for you when you both come down. And
thank you for that language report. It made much more sense after you
had filtered it."
"I don't remember ever seeing a more blasted and depressing country,"
Roger said as he ordered the displays to flicker by rapidly, watching
as each one showed the same scene of snow, ice, and bitter cold.
"Get used to it," Nickolai advised. "We're going to be seeing a lot of
it for the next couple of years."
Furry walked into the room with a bundle of clothing. "Hey, are you two
gonna keep talking like typical males, or am I going to get some help
putting all the clothes and stuff away. Roger, don't you have a room of
"Yes, I suppose I do. You would like to be alone with your husband,
I take it?"
"That would be nice," Furry agreed.
"See you sometime soon, then, Roger."
Roger grinned. "Don't wear him out too much, Furry. I need him to do
translations for me."
"Don't worry, Roger. I'll see to it that he gets enough rest." She
smiled back at the Pamthreat as he made his way from the room, closing
the door behind him. She looked around. "You know, Nickolai, this feels
"What, like being a student again?"
"Yeah," she grinned. "Little dorm with a front room and sleeping area."
She put her hand on the wall. "Bad paint designed to last a millennia--
and it has at that." She walked over to him and looked up into his eyes.
"Makes me feel like a kid again."
"Did we ever stop being kids?" he asked as he wrapped his hands
around her waist. "I mean, we never really graduated. We've just been
going from project to project and never did quite get around to getting
She smiled. "No, I hope we never stop being kids."
"Oh, I don't know. I like the better diet and dress code. Reconstituted
noodles and four days of unwashed denim don't really do it for me
"That's not being a kid," she said as she kissed his chin.
"That's," she kissed him again, "laziness."
He murred at her wet touches. "Shall we find out if the bed supports
"Nix said it would," she murmured.
"Nix doesn't have to make love in it," he said, taking her hand. She
grinned back at him as together they made their way into the rear
sleeping room, a long, narrow room that housed one wide bed suited to a
'taur body. They collapsed into it together, Nickolai's hands roaming
his beloved wife's body, touching her and caressing her as he had for
nearly a century now, loving this short, soft fem who had wandered into
his life and nearly started a war in the process. "I love you," he said.
She didn't say anything at first, slowly stripping off his instead
and kissing his chest, nibbling on his nipples, making him squirm and
struggle slightly. "I love you, Nickolai," she finally sighed as she
crawled over the length of his body to kiss his lips with her short,
mussine muzzle. "I'll love you forever."
His hands reached up and turned onto her butt, grabbing both cheeks and
squeezing them tightly with his hands. "I'll love you longer," he said
as a challenge. "Forever and a day after that."
"Only one day?" she asked as she opened up the clasp holding her own
pants on. They rolled onto their sides and both struggled with their
clothing for a moment. Naked, they fell into each other's arms, her fur
feeling warm and familiar against Nickolai's naked skin.
"Forever and ever," he said. "And ever after that. Forever with every
date doubled forever."
She giggled. "Good!" Her grasp on his was fierce and reassured; Nickolai's
erection poked between her thighs. As they had so many times before, they
rolled over, Nickolai on top, his penis pressing up between her thighs. He
slid into her just a millimeter before encountering resistance. "I'm dry."
"Just a little," he said, withdrawing and then re-entering her. A few
short strokes and he coaxed enough of her juices to allow him to slip
completely within her. They lay there, mel and fem, joined, and stared
into each other's face. "You're wonderful," he sighed.
"Love me," she breathed. He pulled out just a little, then pressed into
her. It never ceased to amaze him how it felt, the opening of the way
as he slid into her, the sensation of her body, her flesh, giving way
just for him. He would never take it for granted. The way she arched
her back just so as his pace picked up, the way her eyes closed.
Together, they made love in the oversized bed that, they both knew, had
once been too small for its user. Jofuran opened her eyes to look into
Nickolai's and knew that he was both lost in the pleasure and entirely
there for her, all at the same time. His eyes had lost focus as his
hips repeatedly hit hers. She felt the impact of his body against hers
and felt the ripples of it course into her womb. His mouth was open and
she could feel his warm breath. His cock slid in and out of her body,
filling and emptying her. She wanted more of him.
His lovemaking took on an urgency she recognized. His arms trembled with
the effort of his holding back, of his pushing forward. The look in his
face as he got closer to orgasm would have been impossible for a Markal
to manage, the skin so expressive. His mouth opened in a silent shout
of pleasure as his hips furiously hammered out the last few strokes of
He opened his eyes and looked down. She smiled up at him, her own pleasure
complete with his. "Thank you," she gasped.
"Thank me?" he asked, rhetorically. He knew what she meant. He kissed
her muzzle softly, then rolled off to the side and cuddled his beloved
closely. "Is there anything I can do for you?"
"Sleep," she said. "And let me."
"I'll do that," he agreed, his eyes already closing with post-coital
bliss. She watched him retreat into the depths of slumber before turning
the light off completely and cuddling down beside him. So far, it was a
good start to a good job. A lot better than her parents' introduction,
at any rate.
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