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Friday, June 12, 2015

Starlight Key - Scene 14 Unknown Point in Space

“We are at the given coordinates Captain.”
“Sage…” He gave a small sigh. “I keep telling you, I am not your captain.”
He looked out at the void in front of the ship, a few stars, but nothing else.
It had been a long journey to this point. He’d gone on faith and would continue that way.
He breathed and lightened as he turned to face Sage. She was beautiful, with bright aqua-green eyes like the Taozian sea and long red hair like the mountain range of Terra-Li.
“But thank you, Sage.”
“So what now, oh wise one?” A sharp tone came from behind.
He turned to look at Avaylah sitting in the pilot’s chair. She released the controls, pulled her long blonde hair all over one shoulder and swung her legs up over the arms of the chair. Her pale blue skin glistened in the odd lighting they had rigged on the command deck, but she was a beautiful woman, if not for her crappy attitude. She was just with them for the money and the adventure, which was fine by him, they each had their own reasoning for being there. So long as none of their reasons kept him from achieving his agenda, all was good.
Despite her crappy mood most of the time, this woman in particular, was a hell of a pilot. Best he’d ever known, so he was glad to have her on board… even if she was working out her personal issues on his time.
“We wait.” He turned back to look out the front view screen. “He’ll be here.”
Honestly, he didn’t know if he’d be there or not, but faith… it was all he had.
“Tell us again… of the story.” Li beckoned.
He closed his eyes and smiled. Something about Li’s wide-eyed innocence always reminded him to not take things so seriously. He’d never met a species quite like Li’s before. He was as effeminate as he was masculine and while his pointed ears and soft purplish-grey coloring wasn’t necessarily unusual, sometimes, looking into those two perfect crystals he called eyes, he swore Li held the secrets of the universe.
“Not right now, Li. I’ve told you at least twenty times. Right now, let’s

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Starlight Key - Scene 13 Starlight Key (Aurora)

“Mingle.” Aurora spoke softly to herself. “Such a simple concept.”
Yet it still had her feeling more nervous than anything.  As she rounded the hedge she was back in the garden looking at seven bewildered men standing on a brick patio surrounded by twinkle light adorned foliage.
“Hi.” She waved like a dork.
They all smiled in return.
She breathed out her nerves and walked into the fray.
“Hey, would you guys mind if we stopped the one on one stuff for the night? I’m starting to feel a bit brain zapped and I figure we’ll have all the time in the world really to get to know one another, given we’re living together.” She felt a little green again at the thought.
“Yeah, Big Brother meets the Bachelorette, right?” Aiden smirked.
She swallowed hard hoping it really wouldn’t look like that when it was all said and done.
“Tell you what…” She looked over her shoulder at a large red sectional. “Let’s all go sit over there together, and you all talk. I’ll listen and when I’m not feeling quite so overwhelmed…”
“One step at a time, sweetheart.” Keiren took her hand and started leading her to the sofa.
The others all followed and in the end, she was seated between Kieren and Aiden, with Romeo on the ottoman in front of her and the other men spread out on either side. There were gardenia bushes behind them and the scent was heavenly.
She looked over her right shoulder and caught Mal’s gaze. It comforted her. Like she could go on, just because she knew he was there.
She looked back at the other men and a ridiculous giggle bubbled out from her nerves.
“This is trickier than it looks.”
She shrugged, hoping at least one or two would understand.
“Aurora.” Romeo held out his hand to hers and looked around at the other men. “I think it’s safe to speak for everyone when I tell you we’re all here for you. Whatever you need, whether that be time alone with one of us, or with yourself, you let us know.”
He looked again at the other men.
“Let’s make a pact now, each of us promises to respect and protect Aurora above our own feelings, above this production, above each other.”
“Knights of valor.” Mal chimed in.
“A little over the top, but sure.” Romeo spoke again. “I get this is all going to be captured on film and in a few months we may not get to walk down the street again without people giving us weird looks, but we aren’t here for that, we’re here to find love. Each of us chosen for whatever reasons, I know what the screening process was, I feel confident to say there isn’t one man that made it through that has any agenda other than Aurora. Am I right?”
Again he looked to the other men.
She looked at him, her hero. He was wrangling the men to help her handle all of this.
The other men agreed with him and he asked again… “Aurora’s needs first, yes?”
Several of them chimed back at him, “Aurora’s needs first.” Others simply nodded.
He leaned forward, leaning his elbows on his knees and holding her hands.
“This is a surreal experience for us all, but together, we’ll get through it and hopefully…” He shrugged one shoulder. “Well, you know.”
Happily ever after.
“Yeah. I know.”
It was a gallant offer and idea, but she wondered how long this current comradery would actually last. It’s not like she hadn’t watched her share of reality dating shows, okay,

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Starlight Key - Scene 12 Earth, in a near future (Kav - Adult Themes)

Kav walked across the commissary floor of his ship carting a large box of odds and ends. He had a love hate relationship with that ship. It had seen him through many battles, but she was pretty much falling apart now and he spent more time fixing her than flying her anywhere.
 This mess hall wasn’t the original one meant to serve thousands of soldiers. He Aeon and Nauhuel had built the smaller space on a lower deck that would accommodate a hundred at most. The walls were painted blue-gray, the floor was made to look like wood and the tables and chairs were made of metal and all recycled from the old mess hall so they were the ones with the least damage. It was a more intimate feel. If he had to say so himself, it was one of the nicer spots on the old ship now although he imagined it still lacked any of the finer graces, but then again, most of life lacked those things these days.
With his arms loaded up with boxes. He purposefully made no mention of the fact that when he walked in, he found Havana with her tongue down the Nahuel’s throat. He did however make a mental note of how incredible she looked in the black leather, skin tight catsuit.
“Glad to know you’ll be joining us, Havanah. Wouldn’t be an adventure without you.”
He moved in very close and exchanged an equally intimate kiss with the gorgeous raven haired temptress before continuing to a place he could set the boxes down.
“Glad to know you’ll be here too Nauhuel.” He added as an afterthought.
He moved behind a bar set up to

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Starlight Key - Scene 11 Starlight Key (Aurora)

As Aurora went through the arch on Mal’s arm, a garden room came into view. It was alight with twinkle lights and candles and seemed to be in full bloom with flowers everywhere, pink blooms in the trees, pale orange ones on the hedges, roses in brick planters that separated where they stood from yet another garden. There was a bar to their left and a conversational area to the right. Jon Mc Laughlin’s, So Close, was playing. The music seemed to softly come from everywhere. It felt like the scene from a movie and, of all the men, Mal was the exact right fit for a moment she wished would last forever.
“Would you like to dance?” He asked quietly.
She was supposed to spread herself around and talk with all the smiling faces she saw now surrounding her in the garden, but she just wasn’t ready.
“Yes, please.”
He led her to a small dance floor set up on a stone patio near a hedge of pale orange flowers. The song was a waltz and luckily she knew that dance, because that’s what he immediately led her into.
His hand pressed firm into her back, her hand in his. She stared up into his eyes and couldn’t help but laugh with pure joy as he twirled them around the small space. It was like being a child again, carefree, dancing with her father. It was a moment and a memory she wanted to remember for the rest of her life. When the song ended, he pulled her close and smiled down at her like he knew everything about her and everywhere she’d ever been.
She felt like she’d known him all her life and if she had to guess, with how he was looking at her, he seemed to feel the same.
Was this that magic people spoke of?
It was crazy, right?
And even if it were, there were six other men and she had to give each a fair chance, but right that moment… she never wanted to leave Mal’s arms.

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