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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Updated 9/8)
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2020, 03:38:55 PM »
Continued from last post

Amara was in the eye of the storm. By now, the festivities had become so rambunctious that the lowermost level looked like a moshpit of thudding bodies… the casteless were so tightly packed that a pair could not fuck without bumping into somebody else, even though many Kthid resolved to do so standing. It was an ocean of rapacious individuals and their victims, each mating like a wild beast in a frenzy.

Sarcand's platform jutted above this maelstrom. Their feet were leveled with the heads of the mob below as he sat there with his prizes. The Huntmaster had brought his most valuable possessions up onto that dais, as if getting ready to join the celebrations himself. Two of them she had seen, but she didn’t remember the names off… the blue skinned, aquatic beauty and the ethereal, insectile one that stood a head taller than her. Lastly, Miranda herself stood there among them. In her own way, she was the architect of this entire catastrophe. It was she who had revealed the Midgar-6's route to the enemy and so assured the doom of them all. Beholding the face of her ravishing sister, Amara saw nothing but emotionless placidity on her face as she beheld the carnage her actions had wrought. She had been the prodigy of humankind, the one people thought would guide them into a new millennium of space-exploration. Now, by caving to the Kthid, her betrayal had ensured the capture of this ship and its precious cargo.

Not that Amara could throw many stones on the subject of betrayal.

Miranda knelt before Sarcand’s throne, submitting herself before his feet as demurely as ever. Her mannerisms instantly turned servile and fawning, leaning against his leg as if it was a column that she could rest against. Her sister’s green eyes scanned the orgy as if content with everything that she saw.  Amara was chained by the opposite leg, just inches away from her big sister… and she said nothing.

"You have triumphed, Master," Miranda said sweetly. "Blessed are you in the unlight of the Dark Star."

The Warlord seemed uncharacteristically reticent. It was like he stayed silent so to enjoy the purity of the moment. This was all that he had been working for, seeing a hundred thousand human pussies in this chamber be opened up to Kthid cock. Soon their life-giving wombs would all be inseminated.

"My race is yours now,” she continued. “None of the other Warlords will be able to deny your greatness. Your name will be foremost among the sons of the Dark Star, and you will be given command of the Harvest Fleet to become one of the Sunbreakers, as you always wished. Even the casteless will love you… for when would they ever be given another opportunity to breed like this?" she continued in the same reverent tone, casually stroking his instep as she did so. The woman was telling him what he wanted to hear, fanning his desires and inflating his ego. One could almost think that she was trying to be intimate. It was weird to see Miranda this servile, when Amara had always known her to be a firestorm of independence and strength.

Amara's gut clenched. She knew that Sarcand was merely keeping her away from the orgy so that she could linger on her failure. It was a subtle, rarefied torment. Soon, he would cast her into the fray. Amara would be lost among the multitude. The ravenous Kthid would break her psyche and desecrate her body. She had known that was coming from the moment the Kthid had found her on the Mistrunner… no, before then. From the moment she had realized there was no escape. Her future harbored nothing different than that of the colonists that she could not protect. She would be raped, impregnated, all agency taken from her, and then become just another face in the crowd, another sufferer to the Kthid sexual expansion. This would be her end. No woman who fell into the hands of the Kthid could seemingly avoid this.

None... except Miranda.

At least her sister would be safe.

"Think of the glory when you conquer Earth," the redhaired Heroine whispered to the Huntmaster. “Then you will be praised eternally.”

The fallen Captain felt such fright that when she exhaled it was like her very life essence was blowing out of her nose. Amara was not her elder sister. She knew that. For much of her existence she had tried to be, to walk in her footsteps, to perform the heroic acts that she did. But when their willpowers clashed, Miranda always came up on top. That was just the way the universe made them. It how it had always been. It was where she was comfortable.

Sarcand rose from his throne. Amara almost cried. It was time for her to go now. To disappear into slavery and be swallowed up by the Kthid. A fitting price for her betrayal.

He stepped up to the edge of the platform, gazing down into the teeming sea of casteless being fecund beneath them. The smallest of smiles emerged on his lips. He turned towards Amara who knelt by either side of his throne. "You speak truly, Heitera. I will take great delight in the extinction of your species… as the Dark Star has birthed us to do. However, there is only room for one human in my innermost Harem. One Heitera whom I bejewel," the terrifying space-dragon said. He stepped forward toward her, and Amara closed her eyes. She knew that doom was coming, but she didn’t have to watch it come.

There was a clutching sound. A gasp. A short scream…

Miranda’s!

Speechless with shock, Amara gaped, both eyelids open wide. What she saw was Sarcand having clutched Miranda by the neck and lifted her off the ground, carrying the redhaired with ease towards that precipice, choking her in one powerful hand.

Miranda appeared just as shocked and surprised as she was. The woman kicked with her legs and fought his grip with both hands, her sparkling green eyes bulging and begging for an explanation. The alarm within them was absolutely bottomless. For once, Miranda's implacable cool had failed her utterly. "…Why?" the woman managed to groan as Sarcand held her out over that sea of the casteless, the bottommost strata of Kthid society.

"Isn't it obvious?" Sarcand growled. "I told you to bring back your sister when she escaped onto the space-hulk but you couldn't. You… You failed me.” He shook his head. “Why should I tolerate such weakness? A Kthid warrior never forgives… nor does he show mercy. Did you forget that?"

Miranda opened her mouth to answer… and Sarcand dropped her. Miranda plummeted. A whole mass of Kthid casteless underneath jumped so to catch the discarded prey, the ocean of raping bodies swallowing the dark-skinned redhead whole. "I renounce her as Heitera," Sarcand bellowed. "Have fun with her!"

Intense terror froze Amara Black's soul as she saw her own sister disappear among the Kthid multitude. Within the span of a second, it was like she had been drawn underneath some impenetrable surface. As the most desirable human that their entire species knew off, everyone jostled to get to fuck her now that she was public property. Amara distinguished one shrill scream from the the woman she had spent her life living in the shadow of and then... she could hear nothing more of her over of the chorus of female screams and thudding bodies and growls and roars.

She couldn’t believe it. Miranda was gone.

Again.

In just the briefest second, she had been banished from Sarcand's mercy. Her uncontested brilliance and genius didn't offer her any second chances. Such was the brutality of the Kthid.

With a rumbling, pleased growl, Sarcand stepped up to Amara's kneeling body, giving his jutting hard-on a few preparatory strokes.

"You are my Heitera now," he said. "Let's see if you can do any better than your sister."

Still shocked to her bones, the Warlord aligned his cockhead with Amara's mouth. The Captain could not spare herself a single moment to grieve, not one single moment to take in the loss of the most spectacular person she had ever known, no matter what ill-doings Miranda had done in her life. If she wanted to survive a Kthid enslavement, then she had to accomplish anything he requested of her, no matter what it was.

As the horrific din of the orgy blared all around them, as tears ran down her dark cheeks like a river, Amara wrapped her soft lips around her new Master’s enormous cockhead and began to suck.
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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Updated 9/8)
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2020, 03:44:53 PM »
The Death of Hope hovered triumphant in the lonely silence of darkened space, orbiting the enormous space-hulk which had proved the final resting place of its prey. The Midgar-6 — now void of either life or cargo — still lay where it had crash landed into its amalgamated bulk. As the spoils of their victory, the Kthid had separated entire segments of its structure to remove the cargo and colonist pods that had been attached the superstructure, and they were now being towed alongside the alien battlecruiser. With so many human Colonists captured, the Warlord had now owned a whole treasure-trove of slaves and he had only thawed out two pods, a little over 150,000 of the humans so far. Within, the victorious space-dragons stored the rest of their ill-gotten gains. Alien engineers in shimmering Aegis fields and sleek-looking armored spacesuits swarmed over it, finishing the work to extend the warship’s Aegis to cover their prizes.

Through the palatial sized view ports, Huntmaster Sarcand observed that downed colony-ship with trance-like solemnity. Once again, he sat seated upon a grand technogothic command-throne that occupied the room’s very center. The Huntmaster was taking one last look at his slain quarry, and the nearby azure Jovian which had perpetually graced the background of this conflict. Unlike last time, however, now a new thrall of the human species knelt by his side. Like the first, this one was as beautiful, redhaired, statuesque and bejeweled as the first, though slightly younger. Leaning subserviently against his trunk-thick leg in humiliating nudity, she was the symbol of all that he had accomplished.

“Take a look,” the Huntsmaster commanded.

Amara’s eyelids rose slowly, reluctantly, green pupils peering through that vast observation window down at the crashed vessel that she had been given command of and the duty to protect. Sorrow glistened in her eyes like sparkling tears yet to fall, though even that shine was rendered demure by her broken will. 

When all this had began, her life had been so different. She had been a Captain. A custodian of a nascent colony in the Terran Federation. Her life had centered around the duties of an officer, and the drive to live up to a long lost sister. She’d had a lover, she’d had friends. In those days, Amara had held no conception of the alien horrors that would come to imperil both her life and her mission. She hadn’t even known that the Kthid existed. Now, she was the Heitera of their Warlord and those she had sworn to safeguard was either dead or their slaves.

And even though she hated it, loathed these intergalactic vandals with every ounce of her being, there was nothing she could do to stop it, to reverse it, to make this undone. She had slain Kthid on alien worlds. She had fought Void Tracer’s on a doomed vessel. She had struggled and strained and schemed… and she had ended up here, at his feet. Her failure had been the triumph of the monster whose leg she now regaled. 

For all her heroics, Amara had ended up just like her sister.

Around them, throughout the command-deck, engineers and technicians were preparing the mighty warship for departure. Alien worked at many stations, their large fingers flying with surprising dexterity across the consoles as they deployed a huge web of solar panels that more than quintupled the surface area of the ship, gathering the radiation of the sun and their reactor both in a single place as dormant systems on the waiting battleship hummed back to life at their command. Amara watched the technology and aptitude on display with dull wonder, too filled with sorrow to care at the moment. She didn’t even know where they were going. To their godforsaken homeworld, she presumed.

A single Kthid marched onto the bridge, showing little of the deference that everyone else paid to the Huntmaster… his nod was genuine, but he did not dip his head low. He was neither wearing Kthid warrior-caste battle armor nor the simple cloth of the casteless, Amara noted… he wore some kind of sleek silver armor that was covered by tools and interface ports. “Ah,” Sarcand said, turning to face the newcomer. “You have your report then, Kaarvaak Vrakash?”

“I do, brother,” the newcomer said, his voice a rich purr through triangular teeth. “The satellites we constructed upon arriving in system are online and we are collecting the star’s energy. Refuelling is nearly completed, and my men assure me that the slave’s will be secured by the time it is.”

“Yes, yes,” Sarcand said impatiently. “And your personal project? The human engines?”

There was a twinkle in the Kthid’s eyes, and Amara understood… he was the ship’s chief engineer, or perhaps scientist. “Their so-called ‘Lilis Drive’ was taken fully intact from the ruins of their colony ship. As you requested, we have been focusing on the on creation of the wormhole itself, and the process is not dissimilar to our own singularity drives… we can create one before returning home with ease. The rest, however…” There was something odd in his eyes. “Even pieces of Faliran technology I saw that were more advanced than our own were simple enough to understand, even if they involved logical leaps we hadn’t predicted possible. This thing, however… I don’t understand how a species as primitive as theirs was able to invent this process. It’s… simply incredible.”

“My previous Heitera mentioned that she was discovered by accident,” her master said with a pensive growl to his voice.

“I believe it,” Vrakash agreed. “Replicating the technology and installing it into the Death of Hope will be simple enough with a year or two of study. Understanding it, however… it might take me decades. When we conquer their worlds, some of their scientists might be worth making sure to take alive. I hadn’t realized it was possible to create a rotating singularity, and the implications are enormous.”

“We will do so.” Sarcand slapped his hand across his chest in a salute, and his brother did likewise before giving another, small bow. Then he left to see to the final preparations for their voyage.

Amara listened to this with half an ear, her thoughts wandering. Onboard the Mistrunner, she had heard the ghostly recordings of Talia’s log. On her sidereal voyages, that Captain had encountered some phenomenon in farflung space that she had named the Dark Star. During her captivity with these Kthid, she had oftentimes heard that name spoken with nearly religious reverence… Shau'lun, they called it. Possibly they were journeying to its baleful vicinity, even though the locale included in the logs seemed horribly dangerous. Whatever its nature and relationship to these violent ravagers known as the Kthid, she was fairly sure she was going to find out… now that it was too late for that knowledge to matter. 

She stared for hours, lost in her thoughts while Sarcand gave orders and received reports. “Have you taken a long stare of remembrance, my little human?” Sarcand said at last with a small, menacing growl. “Said your farewells?”

Amara Black’s dark thoughts not been betrayed by the placid look of her face. She refocused her eyes on the Midgar-6, that once stately vessel of mankind’s top engineering. Seeing that moribund symbol of her loss stung her heart more than she cared to dwell on. “Yes, Master,” the fallen Captain replied, voice caught between forlorn and fawning. 

“Good,” Sarcand responded, raising his fist. He extended one finger. One of the waiting officers slammed his fist against his chest, turning back to the crew and relaying a command that was not translated to his underlings. A moment later, Amara didn’t need to guess… the plumes cut through the dust and gas that surrounded the strange asteroid betrayed the torrent of missiles the gunnery officers of the ship had unleashed. Amara could see them converge through that frontal window, growing smaller and dimmer the further they got from the Death of Hope, approaching the downed colony vessel. When their glow had grown almost too dim to see, they impacted against her hull. A blinding light flashed across the distance, and the sting forced Amara to squeeze her eyes shut. When they reopened, she could see nothing but a white-hot stain and expanding gas where her ship had been.

Though the void there was no sound which could communicate the ferocity of the destruction, but the sight of it was enough to tell Amara the whole story. Only the faintest glimmers of scattering metal was still visible underneath that maelstrom of rendering flames. For a second it’s light was like a second sun shining on them, the illumination casting Amara’s face in such stark relief she looked like an ancient painting.

“Target destroyed, Huntmaster,” the armored officer confirmed.

Sarcand placed his strong fist atop Amara’s dome, petting her head like one would console a nervous pet. “Good. Are the drives prepared?”

Another Kthid growled something that the translator didn’t catch. Amara had little doubt that before too long she would understand their words all too well, but whatever he said Sarcand seemed pleased. “Then prepare us for entry into deep space. By the Dark Star, we shall return to the fleet in glory.”

Despair settled itself inside Amara’s soul like a stone plummeting towards the depths of some night-black ocean as she watched the solar panels be retracted and vanish into the armor of the warship. Her life was now void and her husk would exist to be tormented by Sarcand. Miranda hadn’t managed to survive him. How could she? The ship began to accelerate into the interstellar night… frighteningly quickly, actually, and  Amara’s thoughts began to strayed to where she desperately didn’t want them to stray. Her palm was placed above her exposed belly button. Beneath that navel was her life-giving womb. The Kthid held only one design for their human thralls. Rape until impregnation. Repeat until death. Already, no doubt, a new life would be growing inside of her. A life wholly Kthid, coming from its foul father as she was forced to extend the bloodline of the conquerer of her ship, her people… and that abomination would be her son.

It was the last thing in the universe she wanted to think about… but Amara was horrifically aware that it was probably already too late.

As the ship’s course changed, that front window passed by the space-hulk and eventually even the azure gas-giant. Now, its view showed nothing but the glimmer of distant stars. The enormity of the void was now before them. “Set course for Maldoror,” Sarcand commanded to his underlings. “We are going home.” He looked down at Amara. “Fear not, slave… the journey back to your Earth will be far faster, now that we have your Terran ‘Lilis’ technology. Clever animals your kind are,” he said with a smirk.

Amara clutched her fist over her belly, trying to wish this child away as her mind wandered… and the Death of Hope rocketed into deep space, back towards its homeworld.

And away from Earth.

Just like she had hoped. 

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Two Weeks Earlier

Amara ran down the hallways, barely feeling the burn in her lungs. “Left!” Atalanta commanded in her ear, and one of the Captain’s hand shot out and grabbed onto the corner, hooking herself around it without losing any more speed than absolutely necessary. Part of her mind told her that her speed wasn’t necessary… that she had either been in time or she hadn’t, and whatever was going to happen had already happened. She told that part of her to shut the fuck up and ran harder. “Right!” the Exalted said, her tone still all business with trace of her usual mockery as she guided Amara through the cramped engineering tunnels. “This door, Captain.”

Amara hit the door hard, not able to stop in time as she reached for the laser-cutter she had taken from engineering station. Inch by inch, she cut her way into the engine compartment she had been trying to get back to, slicing a rough triangle out of the metal before she began to kick it. One, two, three, four… and the titanium wedge fell away with a metallic ring and Amara could hear the most beautiful thing she had ever heard on the other side.

Voices.

The dark-skinned Captain grabbed onto a pair of pipes and used them to leverage her body almost horizontal, shoving her way through the small as quickly as she could and emerging among a mass of webbing… and screaming, talking, shouting crewmen. “Amara!” Leila shouted, even as Evy moaned energetically through the void-tracer webbing covering her mouth. Amara’s eyes darted to the airlock, finally sealed… late, but in time.

In time!

Frantically, her eyes scanned the dark room until she found what she was looking for… and then she fell onto Ri’she’a form as she struggled to escape the binding webs.

“Captain!” she exclaimed. “You’re ali-”

Amara didn’t care who was watching. She kissed the woman, hard… silencing her with her sheer pervasive joy that the woman was still alive. For long moments, nothing else in the word existed but the taste and scent of the nearly naked woman beneath her… no fear, no horror at what was to come. Just relief. Then she broke the kiss and pulled her knife, still stained with X’s blood, starting to cut at the Void Tracer’s webbing.

She had been sure she wouldn’t get through. She had only had moments and been virtually unarmed with the biggest Void Tracer she had ever seen in front of her… and perhaps the smartest as well. Not so smart that it hadn’t been a slave to its instincts, though. Amara had learned something interesting then as she stared at the monster… the fear it tried to inspire was a weak thing compared to her fear for the life of her crewmen, the absolute dread of the ticking clock in her mind. Maybe on another day, with when she hadn’t been exposed over and over and over again all day, it would have been different… but today her thoughts were clear. And it expected it’s prey to be all but incapacitated or dead already.

She had frozen and dropped down to the floor, like its prey was supposed to… overwhelmed and frozen in terror. She had even fallen with her legs spread, hoping to be as enticing to its instincts as possible… and X hadn’t disappointed. The thing had climbed on top of her to rape her. They were used to their prey being incapacitated with terror… it hadn’t expected her to resist as she gathered her legs up beneath her and kicked at the exposed ovipositor with all the strength in both of her legs. The monstrous matriarch’s cruel weapon of sexual violence had cracked with the first kick, and the Void Tracer had let out a shrill scream that shook Amara’s bones under her skin. The second kick had broken it off entirely.

Amara would only have second before it recovered enough to literally rip her to shreds, so she didn’t hesitate. The knife in her hands felt like a paltry weapon, designed as a tool first and an emergency weapon of hand to hand combat against an Aegis second, but Amara already knew where the weakest point in the thing’s armor would be. As it drew back, skittering away in pain, she leaped to her feet and plunged the knife down through the X in the center of its forehead, where the natural armor and the shell beneath was already cut away by a laser scalpel and broken.

The violent thrashing that the massive thing went into as the knife sank into its brain broke the nearby walls, ripping huge gouges out of them as it skittered sideways, fell, rose, and fell again, claws raking.. Amara wasn’t sure if that would be enough to kill it, and even if it was its death throes could easily kill her as well, so she pressed herself against the opposite wall and slipped past it, running into the bridge and hitting the override, locking the door behind her even as she closed the airlock on Engineering.

The five minutes it took X to die had been the longest five minutes of her life.

Amara finished sawing through the first cord of webbing, the blood rubbing off the knife. “Atalanta, how long before intercept at the last radar ping?”

There was an unusual hesitation, and for a second Amara didn’t think the Exalted was going to answer. “38 hours until intercept,” she said at last, her voice a little bit more subdued. “But only 128 minutes until estimated visual range.”

Amara started cutting faster. “Time for us to go,” she said.

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Getting the surviving crew free of the webs wasn’t easy, but she had pressed knives into the hands of anyone still strong enough to use them after the Void Tracers had finished with them. The eggs inside their victims were a bigger problem, but thankfully this wasn’t the first time the Federation had rescued a victim of the monsters. Removal would have to wait for complete surgical facilities and more time, but the Federation did know how to create an enzyme to stop them from hatching, and that data entry was part of Atalanta’s data-logs and even with most of the medical officers left behind with the colonists they were able to quickly manufacture and use them in the ship’s well-stocked medbay. They would need to continue to continue taking them until they were back in Federation space, but the thirty four of them that had still been alive to rescue would make it.

The other 81 people she had gotten off the Midgar-6 were not as fortunate.

“Have you finished transferring yourself yet?” Amara asked.

“I have,” Atalanta acknowledged, the hologram on the Captain’s wrist speaking with the tinny sound of a remote transmission. One by one, the crew members were pushing inside the last remaining shuttle that the madwoman Talia Icarus hadn’t launched or sabotaged. It was really only intended for use by thirty people or so for a week or so to send a crew back through a Lilis wormhole to trade out with fresh crewmembers on the outward voyage, but they had also been intended to serve as lifeboats and escape pods in the event of an emergency and Amara knew how over-engineered they were for their stated purpose. They might be the smallest ships with sufficient power and mass to operate one of the Lilis drives and reopen the wormhole, but she felt confident that shuttle would manage to make it back to Earth in a few months, back one by one through the wormholes the Midgar-6 had taken to reach here. “I’ve fully transferred myself onto the shuttle’s mainframe. It isn’t really intended for an Exalted so I’m running sub-optimally, but it will do.”

“Good enough to access all navigation information?” When Atalanta clicked an acknowledgment, Amara continued. “You have a copy of the datalog of the attack and of Talia’s journal?” She signaled her agreement once again, and Amara nodded. “Then blow the charges. We leave nothing behind for the Kthid to find.”

Even from here, Amara could hear the dull rumble as Atalanta triggered the self-destruct of the computer’s mainframe systems. There would be no way for the Kthid to access the security logs of the ship now, no way for them to know that anyone had survived… or where they had gone. “The safest way to go,” Amara continued, “will be to have the shuttle drift in a random direction for a week or two before powering up and driving for the Lilis wormhole. There’s enough debris in this system after the battle and the crash they’ll never pick of the shuttle floating dead-stick.” Ri’she’a walked past Amara, lingering for a second to brush their hands together and Amara had to fight to resist pulling her into another kiss. “Is that everyone?” she said, poking her head in to count. Thirty, thirty one, thirty two, thirty three… and she made thirty four. That was everyone.

Ri’she’a was heading for the helm. “I’ll launch once everyone’s strapped in,” the Sethis woman said. “After initial impulse we’ll power down completely and-”

Amara shut the door and levered the manual airlock into place.

A second later, as Amara was sagging against the wall, the intercom clicked to life. “Amara, what the hell do you think you’re doing!” Ri’she’a said, a note of panic in her voice.

Amara swallowed her dread and shame. “Just what it looks like,” she said. “I’m staying behind.”

“Captain! Amara… that’s insane!” Ri’she’a protested. “No! There must be some other way!”

“No. There isn’t,” Amara responded, voice grave by the ultimatum she was speaking. “I’ve been thinking long and hard on how to escape the Kthid… and if I did they would never stop hunting. Their Huntmaster needs those colonists Ri’she’a… Miranda was very clear on that. There are politics in play here… if I vanish, one of two things is going to happen. Either he will hunt us down with everything he has, and succeed, and none of us will reach Federation space… or the invasion he plans will launch immediately with someone else in command of it.” She swallowed. “And we’re not ready, Ri’she’a. If they attack us now… we’re dead. The Federation will burn… every one of us.”

The rest of the crew stared back at their Captain from inside the escape shuttle, crammed so close to get a view through the diminutive viewport that they were all touching. Some of them looked indignant. Others looked panicked. Worst of all, however, were the looks of pained, hollow sadness… the ones that understood what she was saying. The ones who understood what she was doing.

“I’m not leaving without you!” Ri’she’a said firmly. “Atalanta, override the door.”

“She can’t,” Amara said, her voice tired. “She blew up the computer systems, remember? There is no link left anymore.” She sagged back against the wall. “Ri’she’a… I’m sorry, but we have no choice. We have less than a half an hour before the pursuit gets within range they might detect the initial impulse, and if that happens no one will get away. Earth will get no warning of the impending threat, have no time to prepare. This is the only way.”

“It doesn’t have to be you!” Ri’she’a cursed. “It could be me! I’ll stay behind!”

“You don’t have the code for the colonists, love,” she said quietly. “Only I do… and I won’t give them to you, or to anyone else. If he gets them, he’ll be able to offer them to his superiors to get his position as the head of the coming invasion… and that will stall them, long enough for him to reach their system at least. I am the only one that the Kthid are after. If they do not find me on this ship, they will keep looking for me. They need to find me, or its all for nothing.”

Amara rubbed at her temple. “Someone has to make it back to Earth and warn the Federation. The Kthid are an existential threat. Unless the Federation is warned and has time to prepare, then humanity itself probably had less than a decade left to exist. You’ve seen what I’ve seen. You all know I’m right.”

The many female faces of the crew darkened as they all privately pondered on the stakes at play. The existence of their entire species hung in the balance. It they didn’t make it home, then it wouldn’t merely entail their own personal deaths, but the undoing of mankind itself.

“B-But,” Leila Evangeline stuttered. “What about the Colonists? If they have you then they’ll possess all four Officers that is needed to undo the password.”

“Yes,” Amara said, forced to confront the darkness of her plan. “They will.” The colonists… those she had sworn to protect… had to be sacrificed. The warlord needed his prize to stall the invasion of the Federation or the million captives would be joined by billions more. The mere thought of sacrificing so many people caused her haggard heart to feel like it was tearing, her stomach to want to empty… but it was only easy to argue against morality by the numbers when the numbers were small. She was sacrificing a million to potentially save a trillion. Their enslavement would hopefully stall Sarcand’s rapacious attack, even if only for a little while. This way, the Federation would be given more time to prepare. Against an opponent as horrific as the Kthid, they would need every single hour Amara could give them.

Amara would be giving them up to the immolation of Kthid enslavement. She would willingly sacrifice the very civilians she was oathbound to protect. Her one consolation would be that she would be joining them in that inferno. The Captain held no delusions that she would be able to resist the Kthid torture. If they could break Miranda, then she would probably snap as well.

Amara didn’t say that, though. Ri’she’a needed hope. “You need to go,” the red-haired Captain commanded. “Now.”

“I won’t do it!” Ri’she’a swore. “I can force your hand too, Amara! Thirty minutes, you say? What if we just stay right here? Think you can watch the clock tick down until it’s too late? Get in the damn shuttle Captain, I’m not leaving without you! I can’t leave without you!”

“Please don’t hate me, Ri’she’a,” Amara whispered. “I’m sorry. Atalanta… override launch procedure.”

For a long moment there was nothing. No one spoke. Then, her voice quiet, solemn, horrified, Atalanta responded. “As you command… Captain.”

Amara caught one last glance of Ri’she’a wide blue eyes as the impulse drives activated, and then the shuttle blasted free of the ship using the inbuilt drive system. The separation came with a bout of instant hurt. Though she knew that she headed for assured destruction at the hands of the Kthid, it was not the physical danger that troubled her the most. It was the knowledge that this was the final sight she would ever have of Ri’she’a.

The escape-shuttle ejected. Almost immediately the thrusters went dead… that would be the Exalted woman shutting down the main reactor and the drives, making the ship as stealthy as it was possible to be in space. Unseen, that vessel rocketed away and vanished utterly against the black, away from the doomed Mistrunner and towards safety. Her heart cheered that after all this death… at least those few would survive. Silently, alone on the ship, Amara took the time to seal the shuttle bays so that even if Ri’she’a could convince Atalanta to let her reactivate the ship’s reactors there would be no way to dock back with the Mistrunner.

Then she began to walk to her final resting place. The Captain turned around and headed back into the corridor. Alone, the ship seem suddenly even more silent, even more lonely. On her journey she passed by many lasgun-murdered Void Tracers and the occasional body of her own crew. One step at a time, she returned to the cadaver of the huge, dead monster that had been called X and wait for the Kthid to arrive.

Her wrist beeped, and a second later the hologram of Atalanta lit up. “This is… a very brave thing you’re doing, Captain,” the Exalted said, looking up at Amara with a strange look on her face.

Amara took a moment to confirm that this was a tight-beam laser transmission from the shuttle, that Atalanta hadn’t lied to her and remained on board. “Is that what it is? It feels more stupid that brave.” She kept walking.

“It’s remarkable how often they collide,” the ancient heroine said. “I… didn’t think you had it in you,” she admitted. There was an odd tone to her voice… it took a moment to for Amara to place it. The Exalted was ashamed. “I’m… sorry. Rest assured, I’ll see to it that the Federation will remember what you did.”

Amara scoffed. This was the very first moment she had shared what felt like affection with the damnable woman. “I don’t care about that,” she said quietly, giving a sad smile. “I want you do me a favor, Atalanta.”

“I won’t say anything about Ri’she’a,” she promised.

“Thank you,” Amara sagged a little. Ri’she’a didn’t deserve to have her reputation polluted by association with what she had done, or sleeping with a superior officer. “I also want you to find out what that… thing… is.”

Atalanta’s face darkened. “Absolutely,” she promised. They didn’t have to say more… they knew what they talking about.

There had only been the one corpse of the former crew on board the ship, one body the monsters hadn’t eaten. The corpse that had been Katherine Mori… and had not been. The Void Tracer eggs that had hatched inside her had ripped her apart, revealing cables and gears and circuits rather than blood and bone. Her head was gone, blasted off… destroying any record that was there. Katherine Mori hadn’t been Katherine Mori. She had been someone else… an artificial android body that shouldn’t have existed… that as far as either of them knew, humanity had never successfully manufactured. Whatever had happened on this ship, it was that woman’s fault… and Amara couldn’t shake the feeling it was connected somehow with the fate that had befallen the Midgar-6.

But most frightening of all, Amara and Atalanta could think of only one thing capable of using one of those bodies to perfectly emulate a human. The real Katherine had to have been one of the Exalted… and there just weren’t many of them. They were all incredibly competent, intelligent, and well connected citizens of the Federation, well known heroes from its history.

And one of them was a traitor.

“I’ll find her,” Atalanta promised. “Whatever happened on the Mistrunner, I’ll figure it out, and I’ll avenge them.”

“Good,” Amara said softly. She swallowed, suddenly terrified at the enormity of what she had done. “Is it… always this hard?” she asked the heroine.

Atalanta looked at her knowingly. “Usually,” she said, voice grim.

“Can you…” her voice broke. “How… long will you be in range?” she asked.

The Exalted shook her head. “Only a few minutes minutes longer,” she said, managing to look sorrowful. “Then you’ll be alone.”

“Can you…” Why were the words so hard to say? “Can… you stay with me until then?”

“I will, Captain.”

Amara crouched down by the monster she had slain and sank against the wall, her eyes blurring with tears that made Atalanta’s avatar begin to lose resolution. Then, a few moments later, it began to flicker in truth. “G-d -ck, Capt-” Atalanta told her. Then she was gone, and Amara was all alone with her thoughts.

She would need to maintain this rouse even under Kthid torture. Would she manage it? The Captain honestly didn’t know. Her one advantage would be that the Kthid had no reason to expect the deception. Faced with the terrors of Kthid enslavement, Amara Black inhaled deeply and braced herself for the task ahead... one where she felt she had no idea what she was doing.

This was the last path she had ever wanted to walk... content in his sisters shadow, happy to let others take the glory. Now, however, her sister was gone, and she was committed... Self-sacrifice, for the greater good of humanity.

Whether she liked it or not, Amara Black was going to have be a hero.

The End of Book 1
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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Final 9/17)
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2020, 07:07:59 AM »
Haven't yet been able to read it all but I felt like I needed to comment on this. The beauty of this story is that it captures the feeling of multiple scifi medias. At first, being on the deck, I was expecting a sort of government/cooperation based story. Perhaps like star trek or battlestar galactica. But theres elements of other tones. Some horror which I love and I can't remember exactly what show/game I'm thinking of but the antagonists are all well done. It's a peasure to read this.

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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Final 9/17)
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2020, 03:10:37 PM »
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Surely worth some merit...
I think you claim the top of biggest gangbang ever created!
Have to read it some more times to take the whole picture.
All These lovley mouths to feed...Thanks to the dark star there is enough kthid sperm by these never tiered fuckers.
Wish I could do the cast for making a film of
Thank you very much John
Looking forward to book 2 you hopefully share with us

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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Final 9/17)
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2020, 12:45:39 PM »
Just a brilliant story. The physics, the imagery, the depravity and the creativity, all outstanding. Your psychology was horrifying and excellently executed, and I love the triumph in defeat theme you threw in at the end. Poor Miranda, I can't wait to see how she survives and possibly thrives, I'm sure she has something up her sleeve, but now Amara needs to keep her secret while she slowly descends into deeper and deeper circles of hell...  Epic storytelling
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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Final 9/17)
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2021, 06:25:15 PM »
Yowza.  Only up to Chapter 5, but damn.

I. . . kinda have a bad habit with "adult" fanfic.  I skim to get to the "good parts."  Sometimes that means just skimming the whole story.  But sometimes, a story will catch my eye and make me go back to the beginning and read it properly, word by word.

Exactly what happened here.

This is good.  There are a few typos and, I think, mischosen words. . . the "spatial coldness of space" stuck out to me as trying too hard. . . but on the whole, I get a real Robert E. Howard vibe, not "pretentious" but genuinely good at florid, descriptive, lush, gloriously purple prose.  Maybe a few words didn't convey quite the meaning I think they were supposed to, but that can come down to simple differences in learned associations.

And then there's the worldbuilding, familiar to other sci-fi settings without being derivative.  It doesn't feel like Star Wars or Star Trek or Alien or Starship Troopers or 40k with the serial numbers filed off and lots of mature content injected in, it feels like a complete science fiction world that just happens to center around horrible, brutal sex.

Just well done.  My thanks and congratulations.

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Re: Point of No Return (Scifi, rape, alien, pregnancy, torture) (Final 9/17)
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2021, 11:37:01 PM »
I regret that I only saw this now. Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed. The sequel to this should be starting to come out by the end of this year, but a small prequel to it is going up on my website every other Friday
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