Unnamed Journal Volume 3, Issue 3 - Page 15

Ulysses and the Fugitive 9 "Because we've had sexual intercourse?" "Well, yeah, that's one reason. Probably. I think they'd take me because we're involved. Because we're together. They'd use me to get information out of you. " "Together? Like a pair-bond?" "Yes, like a pair-bond." She smiled at him, tears welling up in her eyes. Instantly she crushed Ulysses to herself in a fierce embrace, kissing him. "Oh, Ulysses! I very much like that we've formed this bond. I can think of no other human I would want to share it with!" "Nera, honey, I can't breathe," he weezed. She relaxed her arms and helped Ulysses sit up. After a few deep breathes and some sips of water, he looked at Nera whose face beamed at him. "I must be the first of my people in generations that gets to chose whom they pair-bond with. The rest of my people have that choice made for them." Her expression turned sad. "I'm sorry, Nera. I feel bad for your people. I think I'm really lucky to have met you, though. I want to try to help you adjust to life on Earth however best I can." "I appreciate that, but I don't know how comfortable I can get with the hyssopshebolith searching for me. I doubt they'll leave this planet without finding me..." Ulysses nodded solemnly at her. He didn't know what to say or do to improve Nera's lot. All he knew for sure was that he was falling for her. Slowly he reached for Nera and held her in his arms. They sat in silence for a few minutes. "Let's get ourselves some breakfast and head back to Black Rock." He said, shifting to get up. "Okay, but not yet," she smiled at him, holding his hand. "First, I need to develop an appetite." She guided his hand to rest between her thighs. Ulysses smiled at her. "Oh okay, but only because you asked so nicely." His tone was exaggerated yet sincere. She kissed him with such force his teeth hurt, yet Ulysses barely noticed. He wanted to push himself as hard as could to meet Nera's passion. He just hoped his body would take the strain. * * * They arrived from Cambodia as quickly as they left. Ulysses felt relieved the rental car was exactly where they'd left it. Transporting the car using Nera's ship appeared effortless from inside of it, though he had no idea what the operation looked like to an outside observer. He hoped against hope that no one saw a U dFvr6fW'F&PF&VvFRvB6b6W'6RFRfƖvBgFW"FWB6VBWFR6"ǒ7FVBW&R6V6G2FWBW&w26V6W"fWr֖W2g&FR'W&VǗ76W26VBW"FG''W'FR7&gBvFWBƖvG6r&V6W6