A Warning from someone who knows...
“We all like to believe we are masters of our fate. However, usually it isn’t true. Somewhere, a person exists, sometimes completely unknown to you, whose slightest action impacts your life.”
Billionaire David Ross has created a sanctuary for an alien species that superficially resembles Earth’s black panther. This race is superior in both strength and longevity to humans. David’s plan is to seed a new world with the offspring of these aliens and selected humans. Contrary to the covenants of the project, he sends a special young woman named Jesse to the island against her will. Her arrival changes more than he planned.
Jesse awoke to the pleasant sensation of warm rough tongues washing her body and a chorus of purrs. She opened her eyes to discover the sensation of heaviness on her body was no longer due to paralysis, rather to the addition of eight cubs draped across her as they affectionately licked and cleaned her hairless skin.
The moment she shifted her head, all eight disappeared underneath the bed. However, a second later, one head popped back up, followed quickly by another. They all looked the same. Yet when she concentrated on them, she could sense their differences. The first one was bold and brave. The second was more cautious, but very ambitious and thus determined to keep up with the bold one name, Tegra.
She mentally asked the cautious one his name, and he replied ‘Basil.’ Knowing she could hear him, he proceeded to chatter non-stop about how they had found her in their nursery and were debating whether she might be dinner.
I’m family, not dinner, she replied in a panic.
She felt the laughter of all the cubs. Basil had been teasing her. They knew very well that she was their new nanny.
What happened to the old nanny? Jesse asked with sudden concern.
The question caused the cubs to mew in distress. Within seconds, a tall blonde woman arrived and picked up Basil and soothed him. “It’s all right,” she assured him and then looked at Jesse with mistrust. “What did you say to them?”
Jesse tried to explain, but her voice had not yet returned, nor could she speak in the woman’s mind.
The woman looked chagrined and sat down on the edge of the bed. “I’m sorry. I forgot you could not speak. Can you move at all yet?”
Jesse raised her hand and petted Basil. He purred in return.
“Something wrong?” Mike asked from the door.
“The children were mewing in distress” the woman said.
Jesse could hear the accusation in the woman’s voice. She thought the new girl was to blame and she held Mike responsible because he was the one that insisted Jesse was fit to be the cubs’ nanny.
Jesse reached out for Mike’s hand as he approached her. They mewed when I asked them what they had done to their prior nanny.
Mike stared at her in momentary surprise. Her ability to speak in his mind surprised him, but so had her question to the cubs.
“Why did you ask that?”
She could sense his distress as well. I was only teasing. The cubs had teased that they had thought me dinner, so I teased them in return.
“Their prior nanny died,” he explained. “They feel responsible…”
He looked around at the cubs all waiting for his reply. “It was not their fault and that is all I will say just now.”
She realized it was not a topic of discussion before the children and let it lie. Still, she wondered what the children had done to make them feel responsible for their nanny’s death.
She sensed a change in Mike. His eyes dilated as he stared at her naked body. His pants gave signs of an erection. Normally, she was a very modest person, but even now, when she could reach for the sheet to cover herself, she did not. The truth was, she enjoyed the sensation of his admiration.
“Catina, will you take the children to their dinner?”
“Mike, you know the rules…” Catina warned.
“I know them. Will you take the children?”
She gave him a warning look but did as he asked.
Once Catina and the children were gone, Jesse asked, what rule are you contemplating breaking?
Mike laughed aloud. “Not me. I always obey the rules,” he assured her. He reached down and helped her up from the bed, then carried her to the mats where he laid her down. “We are going to work on your muscles, so you’ll recover faster.”
ALIENS AMONG US
About the Author
Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens in a myriad of genres.
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