A Different Place

By Dark Star


Disclaimer, please read.


All work contained herein is my own and copyrighted as such. All characters, events, places and anything else in this story are completely fictitious and are not meant to bear any resemblance to anyone living or dead. Places and other entities mentioned in this story that actually exist are not to be taken as in any way resembling whatever may be portrayed in this story. I make no claim to their beliefs, actions, inactions or anything else relating to them for that matter.  This story may not be reproduced for other than personal use unless you have my written permission.

This story may very likely contain scenes of a sexual nature. Not only that but the scenes may be between children as well as between children and adults and may be homosexual in nature. I am not sure where the story will go at this point so cannot say for sure all that may occur. This is NOT a sex story and if you are looking for one then go elsewhere. This story also may deal with abuse of a child by reference or by description. Except for any abuse described the scenes of a sexual nature will be consensual. If this isn't your cup of tea then stop now.

Author's Note

I want to take a moment to say that the scenes of abuse described herein are for the purpose of showing what the child had to deal with and why things which occur in the story do. They are not meant to excite or titillate in any way. I do NOT support the harming of a child EVER under any circumstance and those scenes depicted herein are not meant to get someone off but make them sick as they did me when I wrote them. Needless to say beware of any laws where you live which may pertain to a story like this and abide by them. You may infer what you like from my stories regarding my beliefs about things but for the record I do not advocate sexual contact with children and encourage you to keep it to reading about it rather than doing it.

This is my first story and you should know that while it is likely to have sex in it at some point, a lot of the story won't. It isn't about sex. I have tried to make it about writing a good story. I hope you enjoy it and like I said keep in mind it's my first. I hope it's not too bad. Thanks go to Jeff, AC, MS and DK amongst others who couldn't write chapters fast enough and caused me to give it a try after reading Comicality and his comments about how he got started. Also thanks to all the kids in the CSU, awesome every one of them. Feel free to e-mail me at Darkstar7177@gmail.com or Darkstar7177@aim.com

Author's note 2:

*asterisk indicates telepathic communication.

< --- > indicates emotion being sent during telepathic communication.

Dani is pronounced Dahnay, Tanara is pronounced Tahnahrah

Chapter 4

I did all this in my native language so I was quite shocked when a small voice said...

"mom, mom,"


I shook myself awake to find Dani standing before me calling my name.

"hmm, what?"

To say I was a bit confused would be an understatement.

"mom, are you okay?"

"huh, yea I'm fine, what's wrong?"

He looked at me funny for a moment before saying

"ah nothing, its just morning and well you were asleep up here and umm"

as he tapered off.

"wow its morning."

I shook my head again to clear it and told him

"sorry, I fell asleep and it looks like I spent the night on the bridge. I'm up now, you guys had breakfast yet?"

He shook his head no and I told him

"lets go and get some then."

I couldn't believe I spent the whole night on the bridge. We went down to the lounge and got breakfast while I got some much needed coffee and a cigarette. There were some things I brought back with me from Earth and those were a couple of them.

This was really getting to me, being back here on Earth, I didn't think it was going to be this bad. I had spent the night dreaming of Danny which I hadn't done in some time. I thought I was going to be ok with this but now I wasn't so sure. Caral had offered to take the children on this trip but I had insisted on it as I had spent so many years on Earth while he hadn't so I figured I would be better for the lesson as I could speak with some authority about the people who actually lived once on this planet. But now I was beginning to wonder if maybe Caral was right and I should have let him do it.

Today was going to be especially hard on me going to the area where I once lived and worked, where I had met Danny. I think the boys knew something was wrong because they were unusually quiet and kept sneaking looks at me while they were eating. I had never told them about Danny and didn't think I had it in me to start now. Only Caral knew the whole story from beginning to end and that Dani was named after the child with his blessing. The boys finished up and went off to do something or another as I continued to sit there and think about things. I didn't even really notice them going so much was running through my mind.

"What's wrong with mom?"

Tanara asked of Dani after they had gotten back in their room. Dani looked at him for a moment before replying

"I don't know, I found her asleep on the bridge and she was having a dream and she was kinda sad."

Tanara looked at him

"sad" he said.

"yea, sad. I only saw a moment of it. She was going into a structure and had a little boy with her. The house had a computer in it and she was telling it to set condition 2 and was thinking that no one would be able to get them now."

Tanara looked puzzled as he asked

"who would want to hurt mom and who was the boy?"

I just looked at him and said

"I don't know."

I didn't and was worried that mom was so sad. I didn't know why she was though.

"Maybe its because of being here, she was stationed here you know, so maybe she's just sad because of that."

Tanara looked at me like, yea right, and said

"yea, maybe, I guess that could be it."

We were broken out of our reverie by mom calling us to the bridge where she told us we were heading to our next site. I watched as mom lifted the ship to about 5000 AGL and headed south. We were soon approaching a geographic region that was once known as Los Angeles. She flew us around the area for some time showing us the devastation and here it was worse than San Francisco. It was obvious that a large explosive device had been detonated and the destruction of this once great city was massive. She explained that a nuclear bomb which was an explosive radiological device had been detonated in the heart of the city. There wasn't much left of the city so she headed to what she called the "suburbs" to let us examine the remains.

As she banked the ship southeast she told us we were going to a place that was called "Disneyland" which was an amusement park. She explained it was a place that was popular the world over with children especially and proceeded to set us down on what she said was "main st." We exited the craft and started to explore the ruins of this place. We spent about half the day before we went back to the ship for lunch and then moved slightly to a residential area where we set the ship to hover and then transported down to the surface.

What we saw there would never leave our minds. Tanara and I would forever remember the houses we entered, the pictures we saw, the kids like us, all gone now. The first place we went to was a home across from where we transported down. It looked pretty good from the outside and when we walked up to it you could almost expect someone to answer the door if we but knocked upon it. I glanced at Tanara who had a look of almost trepidation upon his face and wondered if a similar look could be found upon my own at this point as I slowly reached out to open the door.

*it'll be okay*

I sent to him even though I wasn't so sure of that myself. Somehow I thought this would be hard and knew he felt the same. As the door opened, we got our first look inside. In San Francisco the buildings had been spectacular and but they were businesses not residences that we had looked into, this would be different.

Tanara held back as I stepped into the building with him reaching out and taking my hand as I stepped through the door. I could sense he was scared and to tell the truth so was I. I sent reassurance to him through our link and tried to reassure myself. Mom was tightly shielded and I had to glance back to her to make sure she was right behind us still. Inside was... it looked like a home, it was normal.

There were obvious items to be used for seating and what appeared to be some type of com screen, there were what I guessed to be toys on the floor and pictures on the walls. Some of them were of children and some were of adults and children together. It was obvious that this was the family that lived there. I felt a lump in my throat as I looked at the pictures and Tanara's hand tightened its grip on me as I looked at pictures of 4 children with two adults. The oldest two look about our ages and I felt tears in my eyes as I thought about them dying here so long ago. I looked over at Tanara and saw that he was crying as I opened myself to him and tried to offer him comfort. Then I felt mom blanketing us with her love and comfort as I looked behind us to see her standing there with tears running down her face as well. We both turned and ran into her arms and cried against her for what seemed like forever before we slowly stopped and pulled away slightly. Neither one of us wanted to be completely away from her so we each held an arm as we looked silently upon the room once more.

I knew what the children felt and I felt it myself seeing the pictures, a family, one like ours that was no more. I gathered them up to me and transported us back to the ship. There would be no more "learning" on this day. I thought they had learned enough.

I had one more duty to perform, and not one that I looked forward to, but it would have to wait until the children were asleep before I performed it. I didn't want to stay here any longer so took the ship up to an orbit around the moon. We would all come back tomorrow while I returned slightly earlier.

The children were somber and we all settled into the cushions just holding each other and linking to share our love. We spent most of the day that way with the children occasionally asking questions or quietly crying as they thought about what they had seen and soon the children called it an early night and headed off to bed. I looked in on them to find them entwined together for comfort even in their sleep. Even with the necessity of them seeing this planet, it tore my heart out to see what it was doing to them, for the experience was taking an obvious toll on them. It was a toll that I wish didn't have to be but I also knew it was necessary for them to see and more importantly understand the loss that had occurred with the destruction of an entire race. It was something that all my planets' children were exposed to at one time or another in their childhoods and for my oldest this was their time. So as much as I hated to see the hurt in their hearts I also knew it was a necessary hurt even if it didn't make it any more palatable to me.

I waited another hour before getting up to do that which I knew must be done. I went into the children's rooms and gently reinforced their sleep ensuring that they would not awaken until I released their slumbering minds to consciousness once again. I also took a container and gently held each of their penises into it while releasing their bladder so that there would be no unfortunate accidents from oversleeping. When each was as empty as possible I went and emptied the container before instructing the computer to tape a message just in case for the children and then instructing it to wake them after 24 hours if I hadn't returned. I left each with my love and headed back out to the main bridge. I stood looking out at the moon and finally couldn't put it off any longer, activating my LSU I instructed the computer to transport me down to a very specific set of coordinates.

I materialized outside my home, or what was once my home and stood looking at it silently in the late afternoon sunshine. It hadn't changed much, even after two hundred years of disuse it was still in excellent shape. I knew it was because of the off world technology that had went into the building of it and probably shielding that had been activated when the war struck but it was still a shock to see it just as it was those many, many years ago.

I felt tears coming to my eyes and running down my cheeks as I gazed at what was once my home for so long. I slowly went up to the door and gave an emergency activation code that I knew would allow me entry and not surprisingly the door unlatched. I stood there for I don't know how long before I gathered the courage to enter with the memories starting to flow.

I gently pushed the door inward as I started forward walking into the house. I pushed the door closed behind me and instructed the computer to activate and run a complete diagnostic on all systems. Not surprisingly the power and systems were all intact and the computer soon reported this to me as I stood there. I instructed it to seal the residence and go to full internal life support and advise me when it was safe to deactivate my life support unit. As I was waiting I started slowly walking around the living room and taking in what was there before the computer let me know it was safe to turn off my LSU which I did. Like the house we had visited earlier this one also had pictures, lots of them, and among them were pictures of a small boy. I felt the tears start afresh as the memories overwhelmed me...


We got out and went inside where the first thing I did was instruct the computer to set condition 2 for the property and scan Danny's as well as Ricky's life signs into the system as authorized. I did all this in my native language so I was quite shocked when a small voice said...

"What's condition 2 mean?"

I turned to look quickly at him and asked him rather stupidly


He looked at me and said again

"what's condition 2 mean and what's a computer?"

I must have had a rather stunned look on my face as I tried to take in the fact that this human child had understood my instructions. When I could get my mouth to work once again I asked him

"what did you say?"

rather sharply which caused him to stumble back from me with a look of fear crossing his face. I immediately regretted my tone and knelt down telling him

"I'm sorry little one, I didn't mean to frighten you."

He still looked a bit apprehensive but the fear was slowly melting from his face as he replied,

"I..I'm sorry, I didn't mean it."

Now I was ashamed, I had scared him which he certainly didn't need right now.

"its ok I'm not mad, you just surprised me is all, please don't be afraid."

I said to him. He just stood there looking at me before slowly walking to me and then throwing his arms around me. I hugged him to me telling him it was ok and I wasn't mad at him over and over again until I felt him calming beneath me. Finally he pulled away slightly and just stared into my face.

*are you sure you ain't mad at me*

he pathed quietly to me.

*yes sweetheart, I'm sure. I was just surprised you understood me is all. Can you tell me how you can understand what I said?*

He looked at me for a moment, his face all scrunched up, like he was trying to find the words to say it all that would explain it in a way that a grown up could understand before finally pathing

*well, you know how I can talk like this and all and stuff, well I could sort of see in your head, kinda, you know, when you was sleeping and when you got hurt and well I kinda got some stuff from your head and how to talk like that was one of the things I got.*

he sent rapidly to me. It was all rushed as if he were afraid I was going to be mad at him for doing it. I doubt he actually knew what he was doing but this now caused me some problems for he obviously knew things he shouldn't.

*its ok Danny, I'm not mad and I don't think you did it on purpose or to be bad or anything. Can you tell me what else you saw in my mind when you got stuff from it?*

This seemed to set him off as he started squirming and making hemming and hawing noises. I could tell the subject made him a bit uncomfortable so I quickly told him

"ok, okay, how about if we do this then. Is it ok if I take a look inside you and see just what you know and don't know, I promise I won't be mad at you no matter what. Is that ok?

He looked at me a moment before slowly nodding his head up and then back down so I picked him up and carried him over to the couch where I sat us down and then told him

"its okay, this won't hurt, you might feel a bit of a tickle up here"

I said tapping his head

"but that's all, ok?"

He nodded once again and I slowly reached out and placed my hand on his head.

*see its just like this only I am going to be looking around in here a bit while I am at it.*

I told him as I proceeded to scan his mind. I went deeply into his mind and memories first looking for all that he may have picked up from me. I also knew that I needed to see what his life had been like but it was something I had been planning on putting off but I figured that I could get over with at the same time now.

As I looked at what he had gleaned from me I found that he seemed to have gotten quite a bit but hadn't really integrated it into his psyche, instead blocking most of it off in a corner of his mind. He definitely knew a lot and while most of it was segregated within his mind it was also incorporated throughout his mind at the same time. It was strange, while it was separate it was everywhere at the same time. I couldn't just erase the knowledge like I would be able to do in an ordinary human.

To try it with Danny might result in permanent damage to his brain which meant that I needed to assess just what to do if anything. After a bit he started squirming and I gently nudged him to sleep so I could work undisturbed as this was going to take some time. I went through what he had absorbed from me and found that the amount was quite staggering, I began to wonder if he hadn't just picked up some things but had actually linked with me and taken away the knowledge when the link dissolved.

I went back in his memories to the school and started from there scanning forward through them up until today. His first contact had been briefly with me at the school and then later in the hospital. It wasn't until the shooting that I found it. When I heard him scream I had reached out to him as I ran to his room, I was lightly linked with him although still shielded when all that happened in his room occurred. He had blindly reached out for me when I got shot and my shields had collapsed for him at about the same time as I lost consciousness.

All because I was linked he had access that would be denied to anyone else. That was how he had attempted the healing. He kept me there when I almost died. I could see it now, he was telling me to stay and wouldn't let me go. I hadn't realized that it had been that close until now. As I was unconscious the link went from a light surface link to a deep one which allowed him to gain a significant amount of knowledge. The problem was that while parts of it had been incorporated within him others had been blocked and not fully assimilated within his mind.

This meant that I was going to have to go through what he had adsorbed and filter it as appropriate for his age while integrating the lot of it. While there wasn't a great deal that I could do about the knowledge he had I could make sure he didn't get access to some things that he was not ready for. His mental powers were very advanced and I still couldn't understand how he got to be this way, I would have a full scan done when I was finished here.

I left his newfound knowledge for now and started scanning the rest of his mind and was very saddened by what I found there. As I went deeper sadness turned to anger as I saw what had been done to him and learned more about why the man from the hospital was in his room that day.

Danny had two brothers who were 8 and 9 years old. Danny hadn't seen them in a long time but knew the man had taken them. The man had paid his mother money for them one night and they left and he hadn't seen them since. What was even worse about this was that his brothers could speak with their minds just like he could and that meant there were two telepathically gifted children out there being subjected to God knows what but Danny had a good idea.

The night the children had been sold Danny had woken up to his oldest brother's distress. He couldn't really tell what was going on other than the man was making his brother do something bad and that he didn't want to do it. He could also tell it was something sexual which was part of the reason he felt bad every time he masturbated, he thought he was bad.

Some of the memories he had buried were of seeing his brothers masturbating and even some sex play amongst them and himself a few times. He had buried the good memories and replaced all feelings about sex with his last memory of his brother which was bad not to mention what his mother had done whenever she thought he was being sexual or when she caught him doing something.

He had tried to go to his brother but his mother had hit him and sent him back to his room. I gently blurred the bad memory and brought earlier memories back to the fore so he would see them first when thinking about sexual matters. I also blurred his years of abuse some. He would have them but unless he specifically concentrated on them they would not be as prominent as they had been.

Unfortunately Danny didn't have anything more to go on with respect to his brothers which made my task even more difficult. I then went back to the knowledge he gained from my mind and started on that task. I started with integrating what he had acquired fully into his mind. The mental disciplines which he had garnered from my thoughts would be extremely useful to him both now and in the future and therefore were a priority although I left triggers in them as I would one day do with my own children that would allow me access both passive and aggressive. I also blocked certain things that no child should have access to until they were mature so as not to accidentally harm another. After I got that done I went on to block other things that would allow him to discover them on his own in the fullness of time but not right now. The rest I integrated into his psyche so that he would have full use of the appropriate knowledge he had gained.

He knew about me and my people as well as that there were extraterrestrials in existence. He also knew about my races' bodies along with our sexuality which was why he had become uncomfortable earlier. That knowledge had given him much thought and caused a lot of sexual feelings that he was decidedly uncomfortable with due to his past. Hopefully now he would find himself a lot more comfortable with sexuality in general and his sexuality in particular. He now knew what a computer was and a lot of other things. He could survive in an advanced environment now as if he had been born in one which is a good thing as I might have to take him off planet with me.

First of all though I had to find his brothers.

I deepened his sleep and slowly withdrew from his mind, lying him down on the sofa as I stood up. It was time to get to work. First of all I needed to do full molecular scan of this child to see if there was any way to identify where he got his abilities from. It just didn't make any sense. Danny was as gifted as any of my peoples' children yet he seemed to be human.

I bent down and stripped him of his clothes taking a good look at his genitals. They were definitely human in appearance, he had a normal uncircumcised penis and two small testicles in their tiny sack. No evidence of female genitalia was present and after sinking my senses into the area it was obvious there had never been any either so it wasn't a case of someone forcibly changing him. I withdrew my mind from his body and gently picked him up transporting us down to medical lab where I placed him onto the diagnostic bed. I had the A.I. start a complete molecular body scan and to report on any possible cause of the advanced abilities present in his mind. I also had it do a neural scan of his mind to give me a map that might lead to his brothers.

While I was awaiting the neural scan completion I went over to the computer interface and gave it multiple images of each brother taken from Danny's mind to use in trying to track the children down. I didn't really have much hope in this matter as this society wasn't really computerized as of yet. On a world where everything was computerized the search would be much simpler because our A.I.s could get into any primitive computer system and scan for records but here without the computerization that hope would be rather slim still I wasn't going to give up.

The neural scan was finished and this offered a bit better hope, I thought that if Danny's brothers had similar abilities their neural pathways might also be similar and therefore bioscans might be able to pinpoint them. What was going to be more difficult was molecular bioscans of the population which could also pinpoint them but would take time, a lot of time. I would have to get a template from the mother to go with Danny's so the computer would have the best possible chance of locating them, I wanted to see her anyway to see if she could tell me anything. I would also have the computer do a complete scan of any substantive telepathic traces in the population. It would be able to rule out anyone like myself visiting and what was left would be something to investigate.

With all this set in motion I activated it all except the molecular bioscans and went back over to check on Danny. He was still asleep and would remain that way until I released him. I noticed he had a rather full bladder so I gently took hold of his penis and retracted his foreskin releasing his bladder as I did so allowing him to start emptying it into the container I had placed it in. Soon the flow slowed and then came to a complete stop as I drained the last from his tiny member pulling the foreskin back in place to cover his sensitive head. Even in his sleep his little penis became erect at my handling of it which I thought was cute. I gave it a gentle squeeze letting it go and went to empty the product of his body.

Now was the time to take some actions as I slowly concentrated on changing my form into something unrecognizable, in this case a young boy of about 12. Sweet innocent children would not be suspected of anything in this society and it would certainly put anyone off who was expecting trouble which is just what I wanted. I put on a jumpsuit and grabbed a medical scanner as well as a hand phazer from the locker on the wall. My communications were already in place disguised as a bracelet on my wrist and bioencoded.

It was time to pay mommy a visit.

End Note

Well that's it for chapter 4, hope you all enjoyed it. It is kind of amazing to me where this writing process has led me since I began. As I said I have about 20 chapters completed right now and the story has taken on a life of its own. Many times I had a thought where something was going to happen and it never materialized and others that I didn't plan at all all of a sudden came to be. Danny's brothers were that way. I had no idea he had brothers until I was writing that scene and they appeared. I had also planned on spending a lot more time down on the planet exploring the dead Earth but when I got to the scene in the home in Anaheim it just seemed like enough and that is where it pretty much ends. Latter on I spent a while creating the characters and background for something and then didn't use them at all. So I guess what I had read from several authors is very true and that is once you start writing you may know the beginning and the end of the story but the journey between the two will be quite an adventure both for you and your readers. It has been for me. So until next time...DS