Plan of the Shusheen

Shifter Worlds

By Vic James

Copyright 2012 by Vic James


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"Thank God, Ben. I didn't know what happened to you!"

"What do you mean? You sent me there!"

"You were gone for over an hour!"

"There was a lot to discuss. There is still more, but I was told I could return for it."

"What was there to discuss?"

I looked at Mike. I was confused. "Mike, what were you expecting to happen?"

"I thought you would learn of our race, the Vin-Ta. And shape changing and mating bonds would be explained."

"I didn't hear anything about the Vin-Ta, unless they are Ar-Ta-Bon's decendents."

"We are."

"Did Ar-Tan-Bey explain it to you?"


"That's very odd. The person I spoke to said her name was Ar-Tan-Bey.

"Actually, she appeared to me in the bar before you got there. This is the second time. In the bar she told me to be nice to you. I guess she's a matchmaker as well as an alien." I smiled at him. He was frowning. Then I frowned.

"You're kidding."


He looked at me strangely. I could understand that. "I've never heard of her. Unless she is the Originator. Did you learn how to shape change?"

"No, we didn't even discuss it. She was explaining about the new species created by the Shusheen."

"She was actually talking to you like she was alive? It wasn't like a recording?"

"Yes, we were talking. Like I said, we were talking in the bar. Just now, she knew you were worried about me. She told me to tell you not to worry. She told me not to worry. Right after she told me something guaranteed to make me worry!"

"Ben, normally what you did would take about five minutes. Something strange is going on."

"She told me to tell you not to worry."

"Did she seem evil?"

"What? No, not at all. She seemed to have a deep ethical sense. But I can't claim to know her. Why did you ask if she was evil?"

"There have always been some Vin-Ta that believe the Shusheen are evil, and that they cursed us."

"I hope you aren't one of them."

"No. I've never believed it. I believe it is a gift. After all, we get really long lives because of it."

"That's what Ar-Tan-Bey was trying to give the Vin-Ta.

"Who is the Originator?"

"The Shusheen who created our race."

"Then as far as I know, the Originator is Ar-Tan-Bey. Ar-Tan-Bey led the experiments. She carried Ar-Ta-Bon in her own womb. She raised him as her child."

Mike was staring at me. "That certainly sounds like she was the Originator. Our stories say the Originator gave birth to Ar-Ta-Bon."

He started looking at me differently and it definitely wasn't lust in his eyes. "Mike, please stop looking at me like that!"

"I'm sorry, Ben." He hugged me and held me. "It's just weird. I've never heard anything remotely like it. In the Recollection, which is what we call it, all Vin-Ta hear the exact same words, see the exact same things, like a recording. You are the first I know of who heard all this. You just met the person who created all Vin-Ta!"

"She created me too. But watching the Shusheen change was a lot more disturbing. I saw many of them change into different shapes."

"You saw more than Ar-Tan-Bey?"

"Yes. I was on Shilleen as far as I know."

"What or where is Shilleen?"

"The Shusheen home world."

Mike backed away from me looked like he was almost frightened of me. And I started crying.

Mike hugged me again. "I'm so sorry, Ben. You need me and I'm not helping you."

He stroked my head until I calmed down.

"It's just that I can't help but wonder if you are a Shusheen and are remembering your home world."

"I really don't think that's very likely. Do you?"

"No, not really."

"I just thought of something. Shusheen absolutely refuse to kill. That is one of the reasons Ar-Tan-Bey was disappointed by Ar-Ta-Bon."

"Yes, that's in our stories. That Ar-Ta-Bon was exiled for killing."

"If I was a Shusheen, I couldn't kill anything, right?"

"Yes, I would say that was true."

"Well, you've never seen me with an aquarium, but I can kill tropical fish like no one else! One week and they are floating upside down. And I've tried, and tried, and tried. Mama fish warn their babies about me. Fish cower in the corner of their tanks when I enter a pet store. I may be the guppy boogieman!" Mike laughed and hugged me.

"I would say that proves you are not a Shusheen, Ben."

"How bout a kiss for your human or mostly human mate?"

We kissed and then walked back in the house.

"What would you like for dinner, Ben?"

"I don't know. Why don't you pick? Anything but sushi."

"Do you want to eat here or go out?"

"I'm not really too hungry. How about a sandwich here."

"That sounds great. Any preference?"

I thought about it. The thought of meat made me a little nauseous.

"How about avocado, lettuce, and tomato with mayo?"

"That sounds great. I think I'll add a little roast beef to mine, though."

I shuddered. That sounded disgusting although I had no idea why. Maybe it was her.

"Ar-Tan-Bey, are you there?"

"No. Please leave a message." I barked out a laugh.

"Are you all right, Ben?"

"Yeah, sure."

Mike told his cook what we wanted and we sat on the veranda. The sun was setting.

"What a view, Mike! It's really beautiful here."

"I hope you'll be happy here, Ben."

"Mike, I think I would be happy anywhere you were." I smiled at him.

"I feel the same way about you."

"You, know, Ben. You are amazing! You've been through a hell of a lot today. I don't really understand how you're coping so well. Nothing that happened to you since I found you has been ordinary. Let's face it: you had a conversation with a member of an alien race! You learned about shape shifters. Then there's the mating bond. I'm really amazed at how you've taken everything that's been thrown at you. I'm freaked out more than you are! And I already knew some of this stuff."

"Thanks, Mike. You forgot to mention that your semen is changing my metabolism. At least, that's what she told me. Of course, she told me not to worry after she said that."

Mike looked at me. "What's it doing? Is it all right to keep having sex?"

I laughed. I now understood Mike's priorities. I couldn't blame him, though. I had an intense desire to have sex with him and I wanted his come in me. Just the thought of how it tasted made me tremble. I looked at him. God! He was so gorgeous and he was mine. "Mike, I know we've just met, but I love you so much. Maybe it's all chemistry, every bit of it, but I do."

He stood up and pulled me to my feet. I wrapped my arms around him and he wrapped his around me. Then we kissed.

I looked up at him and said "My mate." He smiled proudly at me.

"Hey! I learned that you are a Neanderthal!"


"Yeah, that's what she said. I'm not sure if I'm a Neanderthal. I hope so!"

Just then the cook brought a huge plate of sandwiches. There were four avocado sandwiches. Then she brought french fries, potato chips, tortilla chips, potato salad, a relish tray, three kinds of salsa, and two bottles of beer.

I picked up one of the bottles. "Is this champagne?" Mike laughed.

"Of course!"

"I hope you're hungry, Mike!"

I ended up eating a lot and between sandwiches, I said "Tell me about shape shifting. Can the Vin-Ta only change into wolves?"

"Yes. According to our stories, only the Shusheen could take on any shape they wanted."

"Ar-Tan-Bey said Ar-Ta-Bon didn't have conscious control of his shape shifting. Can you change at will?"

"I can tell you what the Vin-Ta stories say. Some of these have been handed down for thousands of years, so bear that in mind.

"When Ar-Ta-Bon's offspring numbered around fifty, the Originator appeared to him and said she told him she loved him. She said she could give him and his children the gift of shape shifting at will. Ar-Ta-Bon was about two hundred and fifty years old, but he remembered her well."

"Two hundred and fifty years old?"

"Yeah. I'll get to that. She said the gift would be passed on to each generation. She asked him if he wanted it, and of course, he did. From that moment on, we've had control of shape shifting. We access the instructions the same way I taught you this afternoon. The memory also includes information unrelated to shifting like mating and mating bonds. Vin-Ta who haven't seen the Recollection on rare occasions shift into wolves unintentionally. Our stories tell us these Vin-Ta were frequently killed for being witches or demons.

"The Recollection tells us that the mating bond is designed to allow us to not only locate a Vin-Ta mate, but also to pick the most genetically advantageous mate for each of us.

"Unfortunately, fewer and fewer of us finds our mate. The number of Vin-Ta is dwindling."

"What are the shape shifting instructions?"

"Are you going to try to shift? I think you've had enough shocks today."

"No, I meant in general. Is it complicated? Is it difficult?"

"No, it's actually easy. It's similar to the way we access the memory. It involves visualizing, but not a red circle."

"Oh, lord! No more rotating doohickies!" Then I said softly "It just occurred to me that the cook or housekeeper could hear us."

"They are Vin-Ta, so you don't need to worry. Once I introduce you as my mate, they will be delighted to meet you. It's a very special thing." I smiled at him.

I yawned. "Sorry about that."

"I think you've had a very busy day, young man. It's time for bed."

"Hey! No young jokes. I'm thirty and people are always accusing me of being a teenager!"

"I didn't mean anything. You are perfect.

"Do you want your own bedroom, Ben?"

"What a horrible idea! No wonder you got divorced!"

"Well, I was hoping..."

"Lead the way, mate!"

We walked back to his bedroom. I yawned again. "I am so sorry, Mike."

"Don't be. Children need a lot of sleep."

"That's it! Can the limo take me back to the bar?" We both laughed.

Mike pulled down the covers.

"I don't own any pajamas."

"Good!" Mike rubbed his hands together. I laughed.

I started to get undressed. Mike was watching me very intently.

Something occurred to me. "Mike, I can't possibly be genetically advantageous to you. With the Vin-Ta numbers dropping, why didn't the mating bond pick a female Vin-Ta for you?"

"I have no idea. I'm not complaining, though. You are absolutely perfect!"`

"I know it's still kind of early, Mike. Are you going to stay up a while?"

"While my naked mate is in my bed?" I laughed.

I finished undressing while Mike did. He pulled down his boxers.

"Oh! Mike! I've got to tell you that that is the prettiest thing I ever saw! I love it!" I made myself blush.

Mike laughed and said "Oh, you like this little old thing, huh." It was gorgeous. It grew hard and I moaned.

Once we were both naked he walked up to me and kissed me. It was a sublime experience and it still is.

"Ben, as much as I don't want to say this, I think we should just go to sleep tonight. You've had a lot of shocks and I want you to get some rest. A lot of rest. Especially if your metabolism is changing. I couldn't bear for you to get sick. Do you mind?"

"No, Mike, I don't mind. I want you again, but I really am exhausted."

"Good. So, Ben. Do have a side preference?"

"No. You sleep on your normal side and I'll sleep over there on your side too." I laughed.

"Umm. That sounds nice."

I got my toiletries out of my bag and went into the bathroom. Then I brushed my teeth.

Mike was in bed when I came out of the bathroom. He was lying on his back, looking at me. His beautiful cock was dripping onto his belly. He patted the bed. I climbed in the bed and we kissed. He stroked my hair and said "I love you, Ben." It was wonderful hearing it, and I could already see it in his eyes too.

"I love you, Mike."

"I...could I..."

"What, baby?"

"I feel like a desperate slut, but could I taste your come before I go to sleep?"

He grinned at me. "I think we can manage that without tiring you."

He straddled me and stroked his cock. I held his balls and pulled on one of his nipples while he stroked himself. We looked into each other's eyes while he stroked himself.

"I'm glad you want it, baby. Please don't ever feel bad about asking for it. Promise me."

I smiled at him. "I promise."

He groaned and pushed the head of his cock in my mouth. His spunk shot into my mouth and I gulped it down. He came for a long time, and it was so satisfying, I was amazed. I supposed it had something to do with Ar-Tan-Bey, but I loved it and I loved him. I wasn't going to complain. He sighed as his orgasm ended. He bent down and kissed me. Then he lay down.

"Why don't you flip over." I did and Mike wrapped his arms around me and pulled me to him.

"Lights off." He said and they turned off.

"Nite, baby."

"Nite, Mike."

That night I dreamed. A male voice said, "Witness the Fathir." In the dream they flew down on animals, caught them and ate them in the air. Sometimes they would pick animals up, fly back up and simply drop them, watching them fall to their deaths. I saw several attack a herd of animals on the ground. They ripped the throats out of them and then left them. I could sense intense malevolence from them. I saw several large Fathir overtake a smaller Fathir in the air. One caught it and bit its hand off. There was no sound, but I could tell the little one was screaming. The others seemed to enjoy that. It tried to fly away, but another one grabbed it and bit a foot off. It struggled to get away but several other large ones started eating from its belly, biting chunks out while it still lived and screamed. Other Fathir joined them and crowded around it so that I couldn't see the little one. Then they all flew off. What was left fell to the ground. I screamed.

"Ben, wake up!"

I opened my eyes. Mike said "Were you having a nightmare?"

"Good lord, yes. Have you ever heard of the Fathir, Mike?"

"No. Not that I recall."

"It's an alien race I saw in my Recollection, or whatever it was."

"I don't think yours was a Recollection. I don't know what it was, though."

"Do you want to try to go back to sleep?"

I looked at a clock. It was one twenty five in the morning.

"Yeah. How about a kiss, first?"

"I was going to prescribe that very thing!" We kissed. It made up for the dream. In fact, at that moment I realized I could not remember the dream. I remembered I had a nightmare, but that was all.

"Good night, baby."

"Nite, Mike."

I slept very well the rest of the night.

I opened my eyes to find Mike watching me from about a foot away with a smile on his face.

"Good morning, Mike."

"Morning, Ben. Did you have any more nightmares?"

"No. Although I did dream of you. Do all Vin-Ta have six marvelous penises, or just you?" Mike laughed.

"Just me, you lucky, lucky man!"

I hugged him. "I love you, Mike."

"I love you, Ben.

"Do you want more sleep?" I could see daylight. I looked at the clock. It was seven thirty.

I said "I'm ready to get up. How about you?"

"I'm ready!"

"We should celebrate! This is our first full day of being mates!"

I laughed and asked "Will sex be part of the celebration?" I reached down to Mike's crotch. He was hard. I wrapped my hand around him and groaned. I wanted it.


"Umm. Where are the others?"

"Do you mean the cook and the housekeeper, or my other five penises?"

"The cook, of course. I'm hungry.

We kissed for a while before he said "How about a shower?" We went into a large walk-in shower.

"I love this shower, Mike!"

"Yeah, I do too."

We washed each other. He pulled me up against him and began nuzzling my neck while he ran soapy hands over my front. I leaned my head back against him.

"Oh, Mike." It felt wonderful.

I could feel his stiff cock against my lower back. I reached behind me and pulled it down until it was at my hole.

"Are you sure, baby?"

"I want you in me, Mike."

Mike pressed his cock to my hole. I pushed out and he slipped in.

"Oh, Ben..." Mike moaned. "Baby, you're so tight! It feels fantastic!

He began thrusting as I leaned forward.

"Baby, you're so tight and hot!"

I got a whiff of his scent and I began thrusting back against him.

"Damn, Mike. This is wonderful!" He grabbed my hips and started pounding me. It was feeling great! Then his cock seemed to get larger.

"You said it, baby!"

"Oh, fuck! Mike!"

He pushed hard into me and stopped. He pulled my chest tightly back and then bit my ear.

I screamed and came. His cock was pulsing in me filling me with his come. It was incredibly intense.

While he filled me, he tilted my head and pushed his tongue in my mouth.

The spasms in my butt started.

"Oh, shit! What is that?" he asked, panting.

I groaned and said, "Ar-Ten-Bey said I can have anal orgasms."

He had stopped moving but he was moaning.

"Fuck! Ben!" Mike came again. Then he cried out again.

Then he started thrusting again and it pushed me into another orgasm. We kissed again and I moaned into his mouth.

"Oh, baby!" The throbbing slowed and he grabbed my hips and pulled me even tighter against him. Then he bit my other ear. I screamed and came again. He groaned as he too orgasmed again. I could feel the spreading warmth of his come. The spasms seemed to slow and then it started right back up again.

"Oh, fuck, baby! I'm coming again." I tilted my head back and he kissed me again. Another orgasm hit me and my legs gave way. Mike grabbed me to keep me from falling.

Finally his cock began to soften a little. He held me tightly and we kissed under the warm water.

"Oh, Mike! That was the single most incredible thing that has ever happened to me and yesterday was pretty incredible."

"Baby, it was!"

"I didn't know I could come that many times right in a row. I think I was having orgasms in my butt from your cock as well as the regular ones. Is it always like that with you?"

"Hell, no! The other times I've had sex I had ordinary orgasms. This was a whole order of magnitude different!"

"Is it because of the mating bond?"

"I have no idea. I'm the only Vin-Ta I know with a mate.

"Aren't your parents mates?"

"Yes, but believe it or not, they never discuss their orgasms with me." I laughed.

He pulled slowly out of me.

"Good lord, Mike. If all our orgasms are like that, we may starve!"

"Now, I'm not about to let you starve, baby. Let me check you to make sure I didn't hurt you."

Mike squatted behind me and pulled my cheeks apart.

"It doesn't hurt," I said.

"It doesn't look like you got hurt, but it does look a little strange."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, it hasn't closed."

"What! You mean it's just open?"

"Yeah, that's what I mean all right!"

"Holy shit!"

"What? What is it Mike? You're scaring me."

He stood up and pulled me into his arms. Then we kissed.

"I love you, Ben."

"I love you too, but why did you say holy shit?"

"I don't know what to say."

"You better tell me what you saw, or no more orgasms for you!"

"While I was looking at it, it closed. But then it opened again even wider than it was. And then it closed again, but really quickly. And now it's more vertical instead of round. Could you feel it opening and closing?"


"And then there's the other thing."

"What?" I asked nervously.

"I'm pretty sure I shot a heck of a lot of come in you."

"Yeah, I could feel it."

"I came for a long time and I could feel it shooting out of me. The thing is, though, when your hole was open, there was no sign of it. And it was open. It was wide enough to let light in to see inside. You were completely clean. I should have seen some of my come in you!"

"Is there still none there?" I turned around again.


"Is it possible you didn't come?" Mike laughed.

"I guess you're right. I could feel your come. Is any of this familiar to you?"

"No, I'm sorry, but no."

"How do you feel, Ben?"

"Physically I feel great. I don't know whether to worry or not. She did tell me your semen was triggering changes in my body. But then she told me not to worry. I guess this qualifies as a change. I am going to choose to trust her.

"I'm hungry, Mike. How about you?

"Wait a minute. I don't even know if you work. Do you have a job you need to get to?" I asked.


"Do you have anything you need to do today? I mean, do you need to leave for anything."

"Let me think. Hmm. Spending time with my gorgeous new mate is right at the top of the list."

I wrapped my arms around him. "Yipee!"

"I guess I should call work and turn in my notice."

"You sure you won't miss it?"

"If you were going to be away from the house each day, I might consider getting a job around here if I get bored. I have no desire to leave if you'll be here."

"Will you look once more at my magical hole and make sure there are no teeth growing."

"Yikes! What a thought!" Mike said laughing.

I bent over again.

"No teeth, but there's now a sign that says 'Closed for Repairs'. Wait! Now it says 'Men Working'. Who are these men? That's what I want to know!" I burst out laughing.

Then I said "I am REALLY hungry, Mike."

Mike laughed. "Let's get dried off and have breakfast then."

Mike showed me how to order breakfast on his laptop. I wasn't sure if that made sense or not. It seemed like sending email to a person twenty feet away. But then I realized I had done the same thing at work.

I ordered my breakfast and we got dressed. It was summer. We put on shorts and t-shirts.

It looked like a beautiful day. By the time we got to the veranda, there was coffee, an assortment of sweet rolls, and croissants.

I pulled Mike's chair out for him.

"Have I told you I love you yet, this morning?"

"Yup. And I love you, Bob." I laughed.

We sat down and ate. My omelet arrived and I ate it. Then my pancakes came. Then I decided I needed sausage. "Mike, I forgot to order sausage. Will you ask the cook to make some for me?"

"Of course, baby. I'll be right back."

I kept eating. I had two croissants and another cup of coffee.

A few minutes later, a plate of sausages arrived. I ate all of them.

"Do you always eat this much, Ben."

"No, I don't usually eat breakfast. I'm still hungry though."

"You're kidding!"

"No, I'm not. Maybe I better talk to a Shusheen. Please don't worry if it takes a while. She seems to be long-winded."

"I won't this time."