By Vic James
Copyright 2016 by Vic James
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Revised May, 2016
"Is there anything you would like to say before we get started?" Louis asked me.
"Publicly?" I asked.
"While I do not want to downplay the importance of what we are about to do—beginning humanity's spread through space, we are not the only people who can do important work. There are still hungry people on Earth. There are still children going to sleep with empty bellies. If you would like to personally help them, you can contribute to a charity that will see that those people get food. To a hungry family, you can be the most important person in their lives. If you don't have a favorite charity, you can donate to the Eric LaRoche Foundation, and I personally will make sure the money goes to those in need. I pay one hundred percent of the administrative expenses involved in running the Foundation, and that means one hundred percent of your donation goes to help the needy."
Louis smiled at me.
A speech popped up on my meme. Evidently I was supposed to recite it. I looked it over and panicked. It was so very, very pompous. 'What we take today is the first step in fulfilling mankind's destiny.' I shook my head. 'I'm proud to be witness to the beginning of the next phase of human civilization.' Yikes. 'Future generations will proudly remember what I do this day.' I was supposed to say all that with a straight face? It would make me sound like a pretentious politician trying to get re-elected. A naked pretentious politician. No, what they would remember was me being naked while uttering ridiculous words. They might laugh, but would they be proud? Of course I realized saying something like, 'This is nice, isn't it?' as we walked on the surface of Mars wouldn't do, but did we really have to go to the opposite extreme? I didn't know if mankind even had a destiny, much less what it was. And if it did have one, I was not it's personification. I finished reading the speech, as written, silently.
"Do you want to read it?" I asked Digger over meme. "It sounds like something you would say."
"But you are mankind's destiny, Digger. BB."
"No, you are," he said.
"No, you are!"
I sighed. "I could add, 'As King Tut once said' to the beginning of the speech..."
"I bet King Tut did say something like it. And if he didn't, I bet he wishes he had," Digger said. I laughed. "But what will Jeff say?"
I knew it would piss Jeff off, but I started speaking to the camera and I didn't follow the speech, I just ad-libbed it and tried to convey the gist of it.
I took a deep breath, just as the outer door opened. Our mouths immediately snapped shut to prevent air loss. The temperature dropped immediately. I was aware of the cold, but it wasn't painful or even uncomfortable. I checked the temperature. It was mid-morning at our location and minus twelve Celsius—a nice day on Mars. Digger and I walked down a ramp onto the surface. I almost laughed. The path to the colony site was a paved sidewalk that led from the shuttle landing field on the surface down into the canyon. There weren't rose bushes, but there were patches of lichen growing, amidst attractively designed rocky outcrops. It made it feel as though we were in a desert, and not the surface of an uninhabitable planet. I could appreciate the psychological effect and I was sure that was why Jeff insisted that the vegetation be present before the colonists arrived. In a very real sense, Mars was no longer dead. The vegetation that had been introduced was capable of reproduction and spreading. Not everywhere. But there were outcroppings all over the planet and water occasionally seeped up from underground ice around some of them. The plant life we brought could live there, and I had no doubt it would. The path led downhill, into the canyon. At the base, we would descend under rock, before arriving at the colony entrance. Eleanor and Louis were on opposite sides of us as we walked.
"How does it feel?" Louis asked me by meme. "Are you cold? Do you miss breathing?"
"It feels odd not to be breathing, but it feels weirder to be unable to open my mouth. I'm not uncomfortable. As far as the cold, I'm aware of it, but it doesn't make me uncomfortable, either. It feels like entering a much cooler air-conditioned building after being outside in the sun on a hot day. I was nervous about walking naked out here, but I feel fine."
"And you, Digger? Any comments?"
"I feel the same way Eric does. I can tell you that I probably won't bother to wear a suit the next time I come outside."
"Now, that is amazing," Eleanor said. "I can feel a chill in this suit, but you aren't even wearing clothes and you are comfortable."
"I would like to remind everyone that I'm doing this in a Beast body, but I was born human," I said. "I'm not doing anything any other human couldn't do. This isn't something only people born as Beasts can do."
We came to a set of stairs that had been cut into the rock. The base was about seven meters below us. They were completely unnecessary in the low gravity. A jump from the top to the bottom would be safe and much quicker. But if there were stairs, we were meant to use them. Digger and I went down first.
"It's difficult to use these steps in the low gravity," Eleanor said. "You'd think it would be easier." She was right. We all had to be careful.
We were well into the canyon at the base and we were approaching one of the large transparent windows of the site. It was recessed under a ledge of rock. All of the colony was under rock for insulation as well as protection from dangerous radiation and meteor impacts. I could see Jeff Rosenbloom inside the complex, waiting for us. Harry was with him. I couldn't tell if he was angry, but as we approached, he was smiling. It didn't seem fake. Maybe he wasn't watching the video broadcast. Fat chance.
The door into the complex opened as we approached. All four of us entered another airlock which was transparent, except for the roof, which was rock. We briefly heard the hiss of air as the outer door closed and the room filled with air. My mouth unlocked and I took a deep breath of air.
"Welcome home, Eric, Digger," Jeff said.
Jeff's arms were held out. I wasn't sure why. Did he want to hug us? That didn't sound like Jeff, but we were starring in a spectacle. He might just be meaning by the spread of his arms that all this around us was home.
"It's good to be home," I said.
I called Harry, silently. Jeff's arms were still out.
"Does Jeff want me to hug him?"
Harry grinned at me.
"I don't know. Normally, I would say absolutely not, but this is a rare occasion. I'll check with him."
I looked around. We seemed to be in a restaurant or a lounge, judging by the number of chairs and tables. Then I remembered I had a map of the colony on my meme. I checked it. The room we were in was labeled Announcement Hall. There was a podium at one end with a small elevated stage. I looked down at the floor. It was polished native rock and very attractive.
"He says, if you feel like hugging him, you can," Harry said.
I groaned inwardly. I walked over and hugged him. He reluctantly hugged me back. I was glad he wasn't a bird anymore. Hugging him would have been dangerous to him, what with his hollow bones and enormous wings.
I pulled away from him. "It's beautiful Dr. Rosenbloom. Jeff. Thank you—" I pulled away and waved my arm. "—for all of this."
I looked at his face and he seemed very pleased. I guessed I did what he wanted. I stepped away from him and he continued talking.
I checked to see if I had been sent any instructions on what to say at that point, but I hadn't.
Jeff Rosenbloom stopped talking and looked at me. I sighed, silently, I hoped. He wanted more spectacle.
"It's lovely outside," I said, finally. Jeff's grin widened. "It should be a nice day, later this afternoon."
"Yes. Warm enough to melt some of the ice in the canyon. There is a waterfall at the other end of the colony. Melted ice will trickle down a short stretch of canyon wall between about two PM and four PM."
"Your part is done, Eric, unless you want to accompany me on the tour we're giving for people on Earth," Jeff said.
"Let's go find a room," Digger said to me.
"We are in room 100," Jeff said.
A Gorilla I'd never met, walked up to us. He smiled at Digger and then at me. He groped himself when he looked at me. I looked at his crotch and saw he had an erection. Hot Gorillas with erections are always a welcome sight to me. I got an erection and he definitely noticed.
"Did Jeff hate my speech?" I asked Harry, silently. "I just couldn't read the one I'd been given."
"He was annoyed that you didn't follow the speech, but you covered most of his points. I told him you made it sound sincere and less like you were reading someone else's speech. He decided that was a good thing."
I nodded. That was a relief. I really didn't want to have the most powerful man on the planet and essentially my father-in-law angry at me. It wasn't as though I could easily avoid him in the small colony.
"Here," Harry said, handing each of us a pair of shorts. Digger and I put them on.
"Roy?" Digger asked the Gorilla who'd joined us. "Is that you?"
Roy grinned. I looked at Roy's crotch again. His shorts were tented out in front. I had never seen a Gorilla cock I didn't love. I was partial to them because of Digger, of course. Judging from what I could see, Roy had a lot to love! I looked up at him and he winked at me. A lot of my fans sent photos and videos of themselves and George, who handled my fan mail, showed me the hottest ones. I had some very good looking fans. Of course, that was before I hibernated for years. My fans might have found new interests. I didn't really care. I had plenty of sex partners and potential sex partners.
"Um, Eric...would you, uh, be interested at all in sucking me?" Harry asked.
I looked at Digger who seemed as surprised as I was.
Harry pushed the waist of his shorts under his balls. I watched his cock grow erect. It was big and beautiful. It looked just like Alek's.
"Nice cock," Roy said.
Harry smiled. "Thanks."
I liked Harry very much. I thought he was a hot guy and I would have gladly sucked him and/or gotten fucked by him. But I couldn't.
"Oh, Harry. I don't have sex with people in monogamous relationships. I thought you knew that." What I didn't say was, I was terrified of incurring Jeff's wrath.
Harry looked hurt and a little angry. I understood. I sucked lots and lots of men I liked less than Harry. Digger came to the rescue.
"Harry, you should know by now that all of us are terrified of Jeff. We're afraid of saying the wrong thing to him. This goes way beyond that. I'm willing to bet that Eric would love to do that, but...look around this place Jeff built. Our lives are dependent on him!"
Harry sighed and left us.
"That really surprises me," Roy said. "He knows how we all feel about Jeff. We're intimidated as hell. And with good reason. Jeff does not often suppress his wrath."
Digger and I both nodded.
"I feel sorry for Harry," I said.
Roy smiled at Digger. "I wasn't sure you would remember or recognize me," Roy said to Digger. "I am going to show you the best of the available rooms."
"Oh, great!" I said.
"I met Roy when I was very young," Digger said to me.
"You look fantastic!" Digger said. "The last time I saw you—"
"Yeah. Isn't it amazing what a new body can do," Roy said, grinning.
"I've been working for Dr. Rosenbloom for decades," Roy said. "I'm in a new body, but I had cosmetic surgery to regain a little of my original appearance."
Roy held out his hand and I shook it.
"I'm a fan of yours," he said.
I smiled at him. I glanced down and could tell he was erect. Then his cock popped out of his shorts. We laughed.
"I guess you can tell," Roy said, grinning.
I grinned and nodded.
"Would you like to suck that, baby?" Digger whispered to me.
I groaned. I did.
"Let's find somewhere private where Eric can suck you," Digger said to Roy.
Roy looked at me in surprise. "You want to suck me?"
"Whoo hoo! Follow me!" Roy said.
He led us to a restroom. It was empty, of course. Most of the colonists were still in orbit, hibernating.
Digger took my hand and placed it on Roy's erection. I began stroking him. Roy sighed. He had a very satisfied look on his face.
"Will you let me feed you?" Roy asked.
"Yeah. I want you to. I love Gorilla cum."
"Oh, I know that! I love watching you eat it in your fliks. I even loved seeing you slapped with a Gorilla cock in Bad Daddy. You like mine?"
"I've got a picture of your face surrounded by twelve stiff Gorilla cocks. It's one of my favorite pictures. I'm going to display it on one of my walls," Roy said, shocking me completely. Roy was a mega-fan. I looked at Digger. He saw my expression and looked like he was trying not to laugh. I couldn't ever remember seeing the picture. I figured George or Alek created it. "I'm going to use your face for target practice when I jack off," Roy added.
"Fuck! Don't waste your jizz on the fucking wall!"
Roy looked delighted and shocked.
"What should I do with it, Eric?"
Then Roy shocked me, by pulling my mouth to his. His wide Gorilla tongue entered my mouth. At the same time, Digger pulled down my shorts and pushed his cock inside me. He held on to my shoulders and fucked me while I kissed and stroked Roy. I started to wonder what Roy's plans were when he began biting my lips and the skin on my face and neck. Was he trying to cover me with hickeys? I had to taste Roy's cock. I pulled away from our kiss and bent over to suck him. I could taste precum, immediately. He stroked himself while I sucked on the head. I reached out and fondled his balls, earning a sigh of pleasure. He sped up his stroking and groaned. My mouth was flooded with his warm Gorilla milk. After a moment, he sighed in relief. He shot a lot and I wondered how long it had been since he had come last. Before he went into hibernation?
Roy pulled me up and kissed me, again. Roy was a very good kisser. I wrapped my arms around him and he seemed to like that. I felt his muscular back before letting my hands slide down to his butt. I grabbed Roy's butt cheeks and pulled him closer to me. That earned a moan from Roy and our kiss grew even more passionate. He rubbed his cock against my belly. I found myself thinking it was Jock I was making love to. I missed Jock. But that wasn't fair to Roy. He was a friend to Digger and a hot guy. Digger groaned and I felt his cock throb as he came inside me. I reached behind me to fondle Digger's balls while he ejaculated. Roy seemed to think I was trying to get away from him. He pulled me closer and I felt like he was trying to get his tongue down my throat. Maybe he was. Digger pulled out of me and I felt his cum run down my leg. He swallowed my dick and a minute later, I began shooting in his mouth. I pulled away from Roy's mouth and gasped from the intensity of my orgasm. Roy began sucking on my neck, again. I looked at Roy's hot body and pulled on his nipples. I felt his shoulders and biceps.
"You like what you see," he said to me.
"You can have as much of me as you want, son. Will you let me fuck you?" Roy asked softly in my ear. I reached back for Roy's erection. It felt thick and substantial in my hand. I aimed it at my hole. Roy surprised me by crying out as his cock entered me. He proceeded to fuck me while jacking me off. Digger took the opportunity to kiss me. I came when Roy did. I shot quite a bit on Digger's leg. When Roy pulled out of me, he said, "Why don't you clean that spunk off Digger with your mouth, son?"
I grinned as I knelt and began to lick my jizz off Digger. After most of it was gone, Digger grabbed my hair and pulled my head back. He fisted his cock with his other hand and shot warm milk all over my face.
"Perfect!" Roy said.
Roy pulled me up and wiped Digger's cum into my mouth.
We left the restroom. We didn't see another soul. It was eerie. Everything looked brand new, from the ceiling to the floor. Roy walked towards the window. There was a hallway which ran alongside the window. At the end of it, we got on an escalator which took us to the level below. That would be the residential area.
We turned around and saw Lucius grinning and waving. He ignored the escalator and jumped down to our level. Under the low gravity, he didn't land that hard.
"It's a good thing Jeff didn't see you do that," Roy said to Lucius.
He hugged Digger and then me.
"I thought you were still asleep on the ship," Digger said.
"No. I was awake the whole time. I had a job on the ship, mostly monitoring the tanks. I took the job thinking it would give me a chance to convince Jerry to join me, but a week after we left Earth, I just said, 'Fuck him'. If he would rather stay on Earth than be with me, I don't want him, either."
"Roy, this is Lucius. He's a friend," Digger said.
"Oh, I know about him from Eric's autobiography," Roy said.
They shook hands.
"We're looking for a room," I told Lucius.
"We call the level we just left, ground. This is the first floor," Roy said. "You were asleep when the final changes were made to the design, so I'll point things out. Below us are the second, third, and fourth floors. The living quarters are mostly next to the canyon wall for the view and natural lighting. Extending into the rock are colony administration and entertainment areas. Maintenance and farming are on the fifth floor, and the lake is below it on level six. The fifth floor extends deep into the rock. The square footage of the fifth level is greater than all the other levels combined. A great deal of space is devoted to agriculture, including a tree farm. There is room for much more living area, but it will be deeper into the rock. The apartments grow smaller and less expensive as you descend. The smallest and cheapest are on either on level four, or on the other levels, but without canyon views. Like these to our left. Those apartments have video walls where the canyon can be viewed, but no windows to the canyon. Some people actually prefer that, though. They feel safer not having a window. The lake at the very bottom of the complex is really quite spectacular. It is completely surrounded by rock. But light tubes bring sunlight from the surface, so the beach is sunny, despite being deep underground."
I checked the price of the living units. They ranged from twenty million dollars to free. That was quite a range! None of the cheaper rooms had windows. But they did have wall displays which could not only show the canyon, but allowed you to choose which camera in the canyon you wanted displayed. To get a free room, you had to be a full-time employee of the colony.
A very tall Bear approached us. As he got nearer, I saw it was Jib, my father-in-law. I hadn't seen him in years.
"Hey, Jib!" I shouted.
I ran up to him and hugged him. He hesitated at first, but then hugged me back, laughing.
"Well, that's a warm welcome. I was nervous about seeing you after so long," he said.
Jib was a very hot Bear and he was also a very nice person. I thought my mother had chosen very well.
The others joined us.
"I'm glad to see you, finally. How's Mom?"
"She was so excited about finally seeing you—and other people, for that matter, that she hasn't slept much for the last couple of days. So she's asleep!" Jib said, before laughing.
I smiled. I could imagine. She had been on Mars with Jib for years. I knew most of the construction was performed by robots. How many people besides Jib had been there for her to talk to?
"Do you know Lucius?" I asked Jib.
"No. But he looks familiar."
I introduced Lucius to him.
"There are going to be a lot of Bears in the colony," Jib said to Lucius.
"I didn't know that," Lucius said.
"Many of them felt uncomfortable on Earth because of their size. It intimidates a lot of humans."
"Yeah. We moved from a human neighborhood to a Zone when I was eight," Lucius said.
"We are on our way to pick out a unit," I told him.
"We are in 202, on the second level. I suppose you will be on level one. Your mother will be a short escalator ride away from you. And you've got a half-brother to meet, Eric."
I grinned. Their baby. "I know."
"I've got to get back to work. I'm testing water flow in each unit. We may have a leak. Call us when you pick a unit."
"Will do. Uh, Jib? I've got a question," I said.
"What is it?"
"Do you wish Mom had changed into a Bear?"
"We talked about it. Jeff wasn't sure changing from a small woman to a Bear was a good idea. He thought it would probably be safe to convert her small body into a much larger one, but it had never been done. And he was too busy planning the colony to run a lot of simulations. Since you are a Gorilla now, she decided it made more sense to become the same kind of Beast as her son. We saw photos of Bear-Gorilla hybrids and thought they were attractive, and that decided it." I nodded. "I didn't pressure her, because if I wanted a Bear, I would never have married her. It just isn't important to me."
"How much did the baby weigh, considering your size."
"Twelve and a half pounds. It was a very easy pregnancy, at least according to your mother."
"Good. See you later, Jib."
He waved and left us.
I checked the prices on the second level. The units the size of theirs sold for five million dollars, so theirs had to be nice.
I held Digger's hand as we walked past some of the gardens that were just outside the window. I had seen them from the live cameras situated around the site, but we had been asleep for a long time. The plants had grown quite a bit. That alone made me happy. The plants were thriving. On our left, towards the cliff and opposite the window were doors with numbers. Apartments. We entered another large open area with tables and chairs. I checked the colony map. It was labeled Restaurant 1. I hoped it got a better name soon. The apartments were on the other side of the room. We came to the end of the window. We made a left turn towards the apartments, but before we got to them, there was another hallway to our right. We were led down it. There were no windows, but the hallway was bright, with potted plants against the walls and abstract art painted on the walls. We passed more doorways. But what was in front of me was distracting. Roy looked awfully good from behind. Digger laughed and I realized he knew what really had my attention. We stopped at room 106. I checked the price of the unit. It was twenty million dollars. Roy opened the door and we went inside. He had another erection. He pulled his cock and balls out of his shorts.
"Were you looking at my ass, boy?" Roy asked me.
"Uh. Yes. Yes, Sir."
Roy stepped out of his shorts. He pinned me against a wall, holding my hands above my head. He rubbed his erection against me.
"You need more Gorilla cock, son," Roy said to me.
"You aren't shy, are you?" Lucius said.
Digger laughed and Roy chuckled.
"Being shy wastes time that could be spent having hot, nasty sex with Eric."
"That is very true," Digger said.
"You're right, Roy. I do need more Gorilla cock," I said.
"Bear cocks are nice, too," Digger said.
"Yeah. Your stepdaddy is one hot man. And so is Lucius, here, " Roy said.
"I've never seen one, actually. A Bear cock, I mean," I said.
"If you give Lucius a nickel, maybe he'll show you his," Roy said.
We all laughed.
"A nickel? I want at least a dime!" Lucius said.
"Will you take a check?" I asked Lucius.
"Yes. Do I need to add a handling charge?" Lucius asked.
Digger and I laughed.
Before I could answer, Roy kissed me. Digger squeezed my ass. Roy sighed as he pulled away.
"Damn!" Roy said, shaking his head. He let go of my hands and stepped away. To be honest, I was a little disappointed. "I've got so much to do. I wish I could feed you, again."
I looked at Lucius and saw he had a very large erection in his pants. I hadn't realized how big he was. I looked up at him and didn't realize my mouth was open. Lucius looked like he was suppressing laughter.
Roy showed us around. The apartment was furnished. I hadn't even thought of that. What would we have done if it wasn't? Send to Earth for a bed to sleep on? I walked over to the window and looked out on another garden, growing on a ledge. It would be difficult to see from anywhere else, except maybe from above, so in a sense, it was a private garden. I shook my head when I saw one of the cactus-like plants had a rose-colored blossom. I stared at it for a while. It was truly amazing. I felt an affinity with that plant. Both of us had been changed to survive on Mars and we were both happy. Beyond the garden, was the canyon. It was a beautiful view. I looked down at the plants and saw some kind of lizard asleep under one of the cactus-like plants. Mars was no longer dead, that was for certain.
Lucius stood next to me. I glanced down and saw he was still hard.
"Can I see it?" I asked him.
He pulled his cock out while he grinned at me. I looked at it, then I looked at him.
Digger put my hand on Lucius' cock. I held it for a moment, just to admire it. I guessed it was about thirteen or fourteen inches long. It was fat, too. My fingers couldn't wrap completely around it. I pulled his foreskin back to look at the head. A drop of precum formed. I wiped it up and tasted it, which earned a grown from Lucius. I began stroking it. Lucius sighed and let his head fall back.
"I would love to watch you feed Eric with that beauty," Digger said. Lucius made sound a little like a grunt. "I want to see his lips stretched around it, and his ass, too."
"Fuck!" Lucius said. "We can do that every day, if you want. I'm single, again."
I was looking at his cock while I stroked it. Lucius tilted my head up.
"Is that something you want?" he asked me. "Do you want to have sex with me?"
I nodded my head.
"I've never been in a three-way," Lucius said.
"Are you serious?" Digger asked.
"We will fix that," Digger said.
"Maybe the four of us could fool around," Roy said.
"That sounds fun. I can fuck you, while you suck Digger," I said. Roy looked like he wasn't sure I was serious. "Then Lucius can fuck you when I finish."
Roy frowned and shook his head. Digger laughed.
"He's kidding, Roy!" Digger said.
"Have you ever had Eric in a room full of guys all waiting for their turn?" Roy asked.
"No," I said. "Although it sounds terribly romantic."
They all laughed.
"That handjob you are giving Lucius isn't romantic, but you both seem to enjoy it," Roy said.
I smiled at Lucius.
Lucius took his cock and squeezed more precum out. He held his fingers out. I took them in my mouth and sucked them clean.
"If the sex club is a roaring success, that could happen," Digger said. "Speaking of which, I wonder how many gay men will live here? Enough to fill a room?" Digger paused. "Al, the AI just told me that one hundred and four colonists identify themselves as gay."
Roy and Digger stroked themselves while I stroked Lucius. I knelt and was about to suck Lucius when I heard an excited child's voice.