SPACE: 1999 – A NEW HOME
June 17, 2000
WARNING: okay, unlike Stellar Love, which actually should have been rated “R”, this one is definitely rated NC-17!! So, you all know the deal… don’t read this unless you’re legal to do so! Thanks!
NOTE: this particular story takes place immediately after Stellar Love. In fact, it starts where Stellar Love left off.
** ** **
John stepped into the open hatch of the Eagle and glanced around at his people, busy setting up temporary shelters on their new home.
“Tony!” He called, finally spotting his second in command helping the Frasers set up their shelter. “Can you give me a hand in here?”
“Sure thing, John.” Tony called back. “Just let me finish with this.”
nodded and just as he moved to go back into the eagle, he spotted
“God she’s beautiful.” He thought, watching her hair shine in the sunlight. He sent up a silent prayer, thanking whomever or whatever had seen fit to grant them this second chance at a life together.
John reluctantly tore his gaze away from his wife and turned to look at Tony, who was now standing in the open hatch with him.
Tony glanced over to where John had been looking and smiled and nodded as he looked back at John.
“Did I interrupt something?” Tony asked and then grinned. “Again?”
John chuckled and glanced back at Helena, who flashed him another quick smile and went back to her work. John turned back to Tony.
“No. You didn’t interrupt anything.” John said. “We were just playing eye-tag.” He paused and a grin came to his face. He clapped Tony on the shoulder as he led him into the eagle. “Tony, I’ve just had a wonderful idea. And you get to help me with it.”
“It’s not something I’m gonna regret is it?” Tony asked with a smile.
“Nope. But you’ll help make Helena and I very happy.” John said and smiled. “Again.”
Tony nodded. “Okay, lay it on me.”
“Thanks, Tony.” John said and outlined his plan.
** ** **
As she was walking, she spotted Tony and Maya standing arm in arm at the edge of the encampment and made her way towards them when a young blond woman intercepted her.
“Doctor Rus… I mean Koenig.” The young woman gave a lightly embarrassed smile. “Sorry.”
all right, Annie.”
found these,” Annie said, holding up a small box so
a matter of fact they do.”
“Sure.” Annie said and moved to go.
Annie shook her head. “The last time I saw the Commander he was talking with Tony, Maya and Alan.”
smiled and walked away.
“Tony. Maya.” She called out a greeting as she approached the couple.
looked at Maya then back at
“Have you tried calling him on his commlock?” Maya asked.
“Well, I’m sure he’s around here somewhere.” Tony said.
sure he is too.”
Tony and Maya exchanged glances.
“Why don’t we walk around the camp and see if we can’t locate your belongings.” Maya suggested. “Tony was just saying that he wanted to look around and see how everything was coming along.”
** ** **
“This looks like a good spot.” John said, slowing the moon buggy down in front of a small grove of trees. He looked over at Alan. “What do you think?”
“It is a nice spot.” Alan agreed. “Shall we take a look around for just the right spot?”
John nodded and they climbed out of the buggy and headed for the trees.
“I’ll go this way.” John indicated to his right. “You go that way.”
“Right.” Alan said and headed out.
John headed towards the trees, which were situated in front of a small mountain. He slowly made his way through the tress and stopped suddenly when he came upon a clearing.
“Alan!” He grabbed his commlock. “I found the perfect spot.”
“I’ll be right there.” Alan said.
me at the moon buggy.” John said. “I want to hurry up and get that shelter up
and get back to camp before Tony and Maya run out of ways to distract
Alan chuckled. “I’m heading back now.”
John looked around the clearing with a delighted smile, and then headed back the way he came. “I’m heading back too.”
They met at the moon buggy and both men climbed in.
“There’s a clearing right through those trees.” John said, pointing straight ahead. “We should be able to get the moon buggy through.”
Alan nodded as John started up the buggy and headed for the trees. When they entered the clearing, Alan gave a low whistle.
“Wow!” Alan said.
what I thought when I saw it.” John said
with a smile as he brought the moon buggy to a stop. He leaned forward, resting his elbows on his
knees, then looked over at his old friend.
“I’m going to build mine and
Alan looked at his friend and thought he’d never seen John look so happy. It made him smile.
John caught the look Alan was giving him. “What?”
“I was just thinking that I don’t recall ever seeing you so happy.” Alan admitted.
John grinned. “I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy.” He admitted. “We’ve finally found a planet Alan. And more importantly, Helena and I are finally married.”
A comfortable silence hung between the two friends for a moment before John slapped Alan on the shoulder and climbed out of the moon buggy.
“Come on, let’s get to work. Otherwise, I’ll be spending my wedding night in the medical tent.”
Alan laughed and then they got down to work.
** ** **
We’ve been over the entire camp.”
“More than likely we just kept missing each other.” Tony said as they approached his and Maya’s shelter.
“Tony’s right, Helena.” Maya said. “The Commander’s around here somewhere.”
She pressed the button and seconds later John’s smiling face appeared on the small viewer.
“Right behind you beautiful.”
“Where have you been?” She demanded, stepping out of his arms and pinning him with a stern look. “I’ve been looking everywhere for you.”
“Sorry if I worried you, Doc.” John said and gestured to Alan. “Alan and I were putting up our shelter.”
a surprise.” John said and held up his
hand to stop her from interrupting.
“It’s a surprise
going to love it
“I take it you guys found a suitable location?” Tony asked.
“Oh yeah.” Alan said.
“Of course they were.” John said, stepping beside her and slipping his arm around her waist. He looked at Tony. “Tony, would you gather everyone together by the medical tent. I’d like to speak to them.”
“Right, John.” Tony said, grabbing Maya’s hand. “Come on. You can help.”
Alan watched them go then looked over at John and Helena. “I think I’ll help them.” He said with a smile.
“I am sorry if I worried you, Helena.” He said seriously. “That wasn’t my intention.”
“I know.” She said as she brushed her fingers over his lips and cupped his cheek, smiling up at him. “I’ll admit though, that I was beginning to get worried. Especially when I couldn’t reach you on your commlock.”
“What do you mean you couldn’t rea…?” He paused as he realized. “Alan grabbed my commlock before we left and again before we got back. He must have jammed the signal somehow.”
doesn’t matter now.”
John nodded and gave her a quick kiss before moving to stand beside her, leaving his one arm around her waist. “We’d better get over there. The sooner I talk to them, the sooner I get you all to myself.”
She smiled. “I like the sound of that.” She said, her arm sliding around his waist. “And exactly what do you have in mind for us, Commander Koenig?”
John looked down at her with a sly smile as they walked towards the others. “You’ll just have to wait and see, Doctor Koenig.”
He heard the need in her voice and feeling the same way, quickened his step.
they reached the gathered Alphans, John let go of
“We’ve all been through a lot in the last thirty-six hours. Losing the only home we’ve known for the last six years and colonizing a new world.” John began. “I’m very proud of the work you’ve done here today setting up the camp. And I know you’re all aware of how much more work we still have to do in order to really make this world our home.” He paused and looked at Helena who smiled at him. “However, I want all of you to call it quits for tonight. It’s getting late and by the looks of it, the sun will be set soon. We’re all tired, so relax for the rest of the evening and we’ll resume making this planet our home tomorrow.”
He stopped as an appreciative murmur went up from the Alphans. He held his hand up to quiet them back down.
“So with that said, enjoy the rest of your evening and I want to see everyone back here tomorrow morning at ten hundred hours lunar time.”
John stepped off the crate and walked over to Helena who was standing with Tony, Maya and Alan and draped his arm over her shoulders.
“Nice speech, John.” Tony said.
“Yeah.” Alan agreed. “I think it helped make everyone feel better about being here.”
you two.” John said then leaned towards
She looked up at him and nodded.
“Now remember, Tony.” John said, fixing a serious look on the younger man. “No calls for either of us unless it’s a life or death emergency.”
“Right, John.” Tony said. “We’ll see you both in the morning.”
nodded and led
“Your chariot awaits my beloved.” He said with a sweeping bow. “Please, climb in and I will take you to your new home.”
“You do mean our new home, don’t you?” She asked with a grin as she climbed into the seat.
“Our new home.” He amended giving her a quick kiss as he climbed into his seat beside her.
He started up the moon buggy and drove off.
there goes the happiest couple I’ve ever seen.”
Alan commented as he, Maya and Tony watched John and
“I couldn’t agree more.” Tony said. He placed his hand on Alan’s shoulder. “What do you say we go toast our new home with a nice cold glass of delicious beer?”
“Do you have any delicious beer, Tony?” Alan asked with a laugh.
“No he doesn’t.” Maya quipped. “But to be fair, this last batch isn’t as bad as the others.”
They all laughed and walked over to Maya and Tony’s shelter.
** ** **
“Just up there.” He pointed. “Where those trees are.”
“Why so far from the camp?” She asked, her caress growing bolder.
John groaned as her fingers brushed against his growing erection. “Because the shelters aren’t soundproof and my wife happens to be deliciously vocal when we’re making love.”
John glanced at her, grinning. “Now you know why I put our shelter up out here.”
A moment later they came upon the grove of trees and John slowed the moon buggy down as he drove into them. He stopped the buggy a few feet from the clearing.
“Don’t move.” He told her, climbing out of the buggy and quickly moving around to her side. “Okay, you can climb out now.”
As soon as she was out of the moon buggy, John suddenly scooped her up into his arms.
“John!” She exclaimed, wrapping her arms around his neck.
“Well, I don’t have a proper threshold to carry you over, but as this is where I plan on building our house, so it’ll have to do.” He told her as he headed for the clearing. “You’re going to love this. Now close your eyes.”
“Just do it.” He said. She smiled and closed her eyes. “Now keep them closed till I tell you.”
She nodded and he continued into the clearing. He walked a ways in then stopped.
“Okay, you can open them.”
He watched her face as she took in their surroundings.
“Oh, John!” She gasped. “It’s beautiful!”
“Welcome to our new home, Mrs. Koenig.” He said softly.
John continued to hold her in his arms as she looked around the small meadow. He’d fallen in love with it the moment he’d seen it. It was completely surrounded by tall, straight trees that gave them privacy, but didn’t hinder the view of the sky. The grass in the meadow was lush, green and incredibly soft. But what had really caught John’s attention was…
“A hot spring!”
“A hot spring.” He confirmed, leading her over to the edge. “And it’s all ours. Alan’s been sworn to secrecy.” He said, finally giving into the urge and kneeling down to remove his shoes and socks.
“Why can’t we?” He asked, standing and turning her to face him. He undid her belt, letting it fall to the ground as he slipped his hands under her top.
“Because…” she moaned as his hands closed around her breasts. “Because… it wouldn’t… John!” She gasped as he slipped his hands inside her bra. “It wouldn’t be…”
“Stop talking.” He told her, pulling his hands out of her bra and sliding them around her back to pull her closer to him as his mouth covered hers.
Her reply was lost in his mouth as his tongue moved against her lips, tracing their shape before slipping between them to taste the sweetness of her mouth.
John pulled his hands out from under her top and slowly worked it off her body. He dropped the top at their feet, bringing his hands up once more to cup her lace covered breasts.
“Mmm.” She sighed happily as he circled her nipples with his thumbs, causing them to harden and strain against the lace.
moved her hands to his waist and quickly removed his belt, his top following in
John moaned deep in his throat and unsnapped her bra, pushing it off her shoulders. His hands immediately went to her breasts, supporting their weight before leaning down to take one of the rosy peaks in his mouth.
John slowly kissed his way up her throat to capture her lips again under his while helping her to remove his pants and underwear. He broke off the kiss as he stepped out of his clothes and slipped to his knees before her. She placed her hands on his shoulders as he removed her boots and stockings. He leaned forward and pressed a kiss to her bellybutton as he slowly removed her pants, hooking her panties with his fingers as he slid them down her long legs.
are so beautiful
Her hands moved back to his shoulders as his other hand crept up her thigh and he slipped a finger inside her. John smiled inwardly as he slipped a second finger in with the first and felt her tremble slightly as he began to slowly move them in and out of her, in perfect rhythm to the ministrations of his mouth and tongue.
Encouraged by the increasing volume of her moans, John began to move his fingers quicker inside her and intensified the pressure of his mouth on the pearl of her desire.
“Oh… god… John!” She groaned loudly, the sensations shooting through her entire body. “Mmm… John… oh yes…”
John slid his free hand around to clasp her waist and hold her steady as he felt her inner muscles begin to contract around his fingers, indicating that she was close to her release.
John slipped his fingers out of her and replaced them with his mouth, hungrily lapping up her juices as she rode out her release.
A few moments later, he lifted his head as he felt her body relax. She gave a deep, satisfying sigh and sank down to her knees, straddling his lap.
wrapped her arms around his neck and rested her forehead against his for a
moment before moving to kiss him passionately, tasting herself on his lips. John’s hands moved up and down her back and
along her sides, pulling her closer as their kiss deepened.
“That’s funny.” She whispered huskily in his ear as she nibbled on his earlobe. “It’s supposed to.”
response was to grab her face in his hands and kiss her fiercely, his tongue
foraging deep in her mouth.
“John.” She murmured against his lips as his one hand traveled down her body and found her hot center. “I want you in me… now!”
John pulled back and grinned at her as he once again slid his fingers inside her, caressing her inner walls.
“Now!” She repeated, shifting slightly in his lap, allowing his fingers to move deeper inside her. Her hands ceased stroking him and she squeezed his throbbing member gently for emphasis. “Now John!”
John nodded and removed his fingers to clasp her waist in his large hands as she guided him to her waiting entrance. John thrust his hips forward a little, bringing the head of his shaft into her moist heat.
John’s mouth left hers to blaze a trail of kisses down her throat. Pausing to nibble on her shoulder, his eyes fell on the hot spring. He slowly kissed his way back to her lips, kissing her passionately before breaking off the kiss.
“John?” She asked, but doing as he asked.
“Trust me.” He said with a grin.
“With my life.” She replied, her arms winding around his neck.
“I’ve been thinking about this,” he began, slowly raising himself to his knees, his hands supporting and holding her against him as he inched them closer to the hot spring. “From the moment I saw the spring.”
“Oh yes!” He replied as he leisurely slipped into the steaming water.
They both half-moaned, half-sighed as the hot water surrounded and caressed their already aroused flesh.
turned slowly in the chest high water, his hand reaching out to feel the rocky
side. Feeling that it was smooth, John
stepped closer to it, pinning
John groaned deep in his throat as he brought his lips down on hers for a lustful kiss, plundering her mouth with his tongue. He pulled his mouth from hers and gazed into her passion-filled green eyes, words no longer necessary as he gradually began to thrust into her.
John just smiled at her and continued to press himself into her with slow, steady strokes, one hand moving to caress her breasts, causing her to moan and arch into his hands.
John’s hands slipped below the water to clasp her waist as he withdrew almost completely from her and held still, leaving only the head of his shaft inside her.
John’s hands glided over her belly to where their bodies were joined, his fingers finding and stroking her sensitive flesh.
“JOHN!” She cried out, her body shuddering as the pleasurable feelings shot through her body. She tried once again with her legs to draw his length back inside her and succeeded, moaning his name again as he slid back inside her, his fingers still stroking her.
Feeling her inner muscles start to throb around him, John moaned and moved his hand back to her waist and resumed moving inside her.
“Oh… oh god! John!” She panted, her head falling back against the grassy ledge, as his thrusts grew longer, moving deeper inside her. “Mmm… yes… oh yes… John!”
All of a sudden, her body tensed and her inner muscles clamped around him as she was consumed by her orgasm.
“JOHN!!” She screamed, her body now convulsing wildly against him as the dam burst and a torrent of highly pleasurable sensations washed over and through her body. She screamed his name again, repeating it over and over as he continued to thrust into her, prolonging her release.
A few moments later, she lifted her head and kissed his temple as she let go of the grass to wind her arms around his neck. John raised his head and kissed her before resting his head against hers.
“God I love you!” He whispered hoarsely, his breath caressing her lips.
“I love you too.” She replied just as soft.
** ** **
The dark amber liquid swirled around in the glass.
“This is definitely one of your better batches.” Alan said, taking another swig.
“Definitely.” Tony echoed, taking a drink as well before holding the glass up. “So, what’ll we toast to this time?”
“Well, let’s see.” Alan said holding out his glass. “We’ve toasted to survival and the new planet.” He paused as he looked past Tony’s shelter to where he could just make out the glade of trees in front of the mountain. He looked back at Tony. “Why don’t we drink a toast to John and Helena?”
“Good idea!” Nodded Tony, looking over at Maya who smiled. “To John and Helena. May they have a long and happy marriage.”
“To John and Helena.” Maya echoed, bringing her glass forward to theirs and then drinking. “I’ve been thinking.” She said. “What are we going to name this planet?”
“We were wondering the same thing.”
The three of them turned to see Bill and Annette Fraser and a few others standing behind them.
“How’s this batch?” Bill asked Alan.
“His best so far.” Alan replied. “Pull up a crate and join us.”
“Yes please.” Said Maya and then looked at Tony. “Have you enough to go around?”
“Of course.” Tony said jumping up to get everyone a glass.
“We were talking about a name for the planet.” Bill was saying, taking his glass from Tony. “And we thought we’d run them past you three and the commander and doctor.” He paused and looked around. “But I see they’re not here.”
“Did you really expect them to be?” Alan asked with a smile. “Think about it, Bill. This is their wedding night after all.”
“We looked all over the camp. We couldn’t find their shelter.” Sandra said.
“That’s because it’s not in the camp.” Tony said with a smile. “John wanted a little privacy for him and Helena.”
“That’s right.” Maya said. “So let’s stop talking about them and get back to thinking up names for our new home.”
Everyone nodded and the discussion began.
** ** **
“Penny for your thoughts.” He said a few moments later, still nuzzling her neck.
was just thinking.”
“I know.” He said. “I know exactly what you mean.”
John chuckled and nodded. “Good idea. Besides I seem to have developed an appetite.”
“I don’t know why.” She chuckled.
made their way to the edge of the spring and John climbed out, offering her his hand to
John quickly dried off and then secured the towel around his waist as he moved over and gathered up their clothes.
have we got to eat?”
“I’m afraid so.” John said shrugging. “Not the most romantic meal for a wedding night.”
John watched her walk away, wrapped in the small towel, with an appreciative smile on his face and followed her. “Have I told you yet today, just how very much I love you?”
She turned to look at him with an impish smile and nodded. “You’ve mentioned it a few times. But you can tell me again. I never tire of hearing it.”
He walked over to her and placed his hands on her shoulders. She lifted her face to look into his loving eyes.
“I love you, Helena Koenig.” He said passionately.
“I love you too, John Koenig.” She replied just as passionate, rising up on her toes to brush a kiss against his lips.
gazed at each other for a moment and then
sat on one of the crates as
you thought of a name for our new planet?”
John shook his head. “No. I figure it’s a decision we should all make.”
“I thought so.” He said, running his eyes admiringly over her towel-clad body. He watched the muscles play in her long legs as she walked away from him and felt himself becoming aroused, remembering all the times he’d had them wrapped around him.
He snapped out of his musings and looked up to see her standing by the shelter’s entrance.
“Yes, my love?”
“You didn’t hear a single word I just said, did you?” She asked, catching both the look in his eye and the growing bulge in his towel.
“Medical should be the first building up.” He said distractedly. “I heard you and I agree.” He stood and slowly walked towards her. “But I don’t want to talk about any of that right now.”
“Oh? And just what do you want to talk about?” She teased, the blatant look of desire on his face sending warm shivers through her body.
“I was thinking more along the lines of letting our bodies do all the talking.” He said, flashing her a lustful grin.
“Is that so?” She asked and then gave a squeal of laughter and ducked into the shelter as he reached out for her.
glanced down at the towel in his hand then looked into the shelter to see
“Yes it is.” He growled playfully as he suddenly dove into the shelter, catching her in his arms.
“You’re a minx.” He growled softly, smiling down at her.
She ran her hands up the sides of his body and wound her legs about his thighs. “Ah, but you love me anyway.” She chuckled, lifting her head to place a kiss against his jaw.
John gazed at her as she laid her head back on the pillow. As it did and always had since the first time he’d laid eyes on her, John’s heart skipped a beat. He smiled and nodded.
“With all my heart.” He answered, still grinning at her.
John replied by kissing her passionately as he shifted his body and slid into her, beginning another round of lovemaking.
** ** **
“Well,” Alan said, swallowing the last of his beer. “It’s late. I should go and let you two get some sleep.”
Tony and Maya nodded. The others had left about an hour earlier, after finally settling on two possible names for the planet.
“What do you think John’ll say about us choosing some names?” Tony asked standing.
“I honestly don’t think he’s given it any thought.” Alan said with a grin as he stood. “He had other things on his mind tonight.”
“You two are terrible.” Maya said with a smile.
“But we’re honest.” Alan said, leaning over to kiss Maya on the cheek. He straightened up and clapped Tony on the shoulder. “See you both in the morning.”
“Goodnight, Alan.” Maya said as he walked away. She stood and reached out to grab Tony’s hand. “Let’s go to bed.”
“No.” She answered, cutting her eyes at him.
Tony smiled at her and then chased her into the shelter.
** ** **
He smiled, as he lay propped up on his elbow, watching her sleep peacefully beside him. With a small sigh, she rolled over onto her side facing him, still sleeping. He reached his hand out and gently lifted a lock of blond hair from her face, tucking it behind her ear.
“Even sleeping she’s still the most beautiful woman in the universe.” He thought, still smiling as the memory of the first time he woke up beside her flashed through his mind. His smile then turned into a grin as he also remembered the first time they’d made love. He sighed. “That’s a night I’ll never forget. Even if the circumstances leading up to it weren’t all that great.”
It’d been right after the incident with Luke Ferro at the planet Arkadia…
** ** **
“Ah, John.” Victor called out as he spotted the younger man striding towards him. “I was just on my way to see you.”
“I can’t talk right now Victor.” John said, moving to side step his old friend. “I’m on my way…”
“Why not?” John asked, giving Victor a quizzical look.
“She’s ah… in a bit of a mood.” Victor said. “I just stopped by myself, but she wouldn’t let me in.”
“That’s not like her.”
“I think this might have a little something to do with it.” Victor said, holding up a report.
“The supply inventory.” John nodded. He’d seen it already himself. “She’s seen it then?”
“I’m afraid so.” Victor said, running his hand over his balding head. “I think she’s blaming herself for what happened with Luke and Anna.”
glanced down the hall towards
“She shouldn’t blame herself.” He said. “It was my decision.”
“That’s true John. It was your decision.” Victor began. “But your reasons for making that decision…”
“Are my own!” John snapped. He closed his eyes briefly, and then continued, his voice calm. “Sorry, Victor. I didn’t mean to snap. It’s just been a long day.
you.” John said then made a move to
leave. “I’m going to check on
“I doubt very much that she’ll let you in, John.”
“We’ll see about that.” John said and then grinned, patting his commlock. “There are some advantages to being Commander.”
Victor nodded as he watched John walk away.
She didn’t respond.
She reached out blindly and pressed a button on her commlock.
“I’m not in the mood for company right now, John.” She said quietly. “So please, just go.”
“Not until I see you.”
“Then you’ll be standing there all night.” She replied and pressed the button again, closing the line.
Her head whipped around suddenly when she heard her door slide open.
“What do you think you’re doing?” She asked angrily as he entered her quarters.
“Making sure you’re all right.” He replied, nonplussed at her outburst. He aimed his commlock at the door and closed it.
“As you can see, I’m fine.” She said. “Now please leave.”
John shook his head and walked over to the couch. As he sat down beside her, he noticed a copy of the report on her coffee table.
“Oh yes! Let’s talk about the report.” She interrupted as she suddenly jumped up and took up John’s habit of pacing. “And how, because of me, we’re lucky if we have enough supplies to last us six months. Yes please, John, let’s talk about that shall we?”
John watched her pace and could see that the day’s events were starting to take their toll on her.
She stopped pacing to look at him, fighting like hell to keep the tears in her eyes from spilling down her cheeks. “And we both know why you made that decision.” She said, her voice only slightly calmer.
didn’t say a word as he looked up at her.
His heart had leapt into his throat when Ferro had grabbed
“You know as well as I do,” she continued when he didn’t say anything. “If Luke had taken anyone else hostage, you wouldn’t have given in to him.”
“You’re right.” He said quietly, lifting his eyes to hers and holding her gaze. “I wouldn’t have. When Luke grabbed you, it felt as if an icy hand taken hold of my heart and was squeezing the life out of it. In that moment I knew… I knew that I would give or do anything he asked if it meant insuring your safety.”
Fresh tears came to her eyes at his admission, but she continued. “John, the safety of Alpha…”
“Is paramount. Yes, I know.” He said, standing and walking over to her. “And for the first time in two years, I was being selfish.”
“Selfish?” She gave him a questioning look.
“Yes, selfish.” He said. “I put my own wants and needs before those of everyone on Alpha.” He paused to clasp her arms, just below her shoulders and looked deep into her eyes. “My wanting to protect you and keep you safe. And my need to have you in my life.”
“John.” She whispered, the tears beginning to trickle down her cheeks, knowing she felt the same way.
the last two years, you and I have put our lives on hold. Not allowing ourselves to give in to what’s
obviously between us.” John said
quietly, bringing his hand up to wipe the tears from her cheeks. “I don’t want to live like this anymore,
the tears now flowing freely down her cheeks, John leaned closer and brushed
his lips softly against hers. As he
John’s arms went around her and he held her tight against him until he felt her body begin to sag against him. He stooped slightly and lifted her in his arms. He carried her over to the couch and slowly sank down into the cushions, cradling her in his lap.
“John.” Her cry was muffled against his chest as she clutched him tighter, her body trembling.
“I’m here, sweetheart. I’m not going anywhere.” He said soothingly, stroking her hair as she cried. “Just let it out. Let it all out.”
“I got your shirt all wet.” She sniffled as she raised her head to look at him.
“Doesn’t matter.” He said with a soft smile. “Are you feeling a little better?”
She nodded. “A little. Having you here helped.”
“I’ll always be here for you Helena.” He vowed, his hand coming up to cup her cheek. “Always.”
“I know.” She said with a small smile, turning her face into his hand. She closed her eyes and brought her hand up to cover his and hold it against her cheek. She sighed. “Do you want to know what frightened me the most?” She asked quietly, her eyes still closed. “It wasn’t Luke holding his laser on me and threatening to kill me. I mean, yes, that did scare me.” She paused and opened her eyes to look at him. “But what scared the hell out of me the most was the thought that Luke wouldn’t keep his word and let me go. That he’d take me down to Arkadia with him and Anna and that I… I’d never see you again.”
John nodded his head understandingly, a tear slipping down his cheek. “That scared the hell out of me too.”
“I love you, John.” She whispered passionately, resting her forehead against his. “I love you so much.”
John released the breath he didn’t know he’d been holding as he moved his hands into her hair. He gently pulled her head back and smiled at her, his eyes welling with fresh tears, much like hers were.
He leaned in and brushed his lips against hers gently, pulling back slightly only to lean in and kiss her again and again, each kiss growing a little longer, until Helena slid her hand up behind his head and held his mouth against hers. They moaned softly into each other’s mouths as their tongues met for the first time, exploring and tasting.
their kiss deepened and lengthened,
After what seemed like an eternity, John broke off the kiss and smiled down at her, asking breathlessly. “Do you have any idea how long I’ve wanted to kiss you like that?”
have a pretty good idea.”
went willingly into the kiss, sliding his hand down her side to caress her
thighs, which were still in his lap.
She pulled back from the kiss, her hand sliding from his hair to his cheek before speaking quietly. “Make love to me, John.”
“Are you sure?” He asked softly. “I don’t want to rush you.”
“I’m sure.” She replied, brushing her thumb over his lips. “I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life. I want to be with you, John.”
looked deep into her face and saw the desire and want
swimming in the brilliant green depths of her eyes. “I want you too,
He lowered his lips back to hers for a hungry kiss, sitting them up. He slipped his arms behind her knees and back and then stood up. Still kissing, he slowly made his way towards her bed, moving past the partition that separated it from the main living area.
At the foot of her bed, he let her down. He gave her a slow kiss before stepping out of her arms. He walked over and placed his commlock on the nightstand then returned to her, placing his hands on her shoulders.
really sure about this,
His belt fell to the floor, followed quickly by hers.
Slowly they undressed each other, both growing more aroused as more of their bodies were revealed. When they were both naked, John took a step back, allowing his gaze to travel over her body.
“You’re even more exquisite than in my dreams.” He told her softly. His words caused her to blush, her whole body coloring under his gaze. John noticed this and smiled as he moved to step back to her.
“Not yet.” She told him, placing her hand on his chest, stopping him. “My turn.”
John remained still as her eyes roamed over his body. As his doctor, she’d already seen him in next to nothing. But she wasn’t looking at him as his doctor now and he watched her face as her eyes moved over his chest, following the trail of chest hair down to his groin. Her eyes widened at the sight of his engorged member standing tall proud in the forest of black curls between his thighs.
“Oh my!” She gasped, bringing her eyes back to his, smiling at him as she stepped closer to him. “You have a magnificent body, John. But then, I’ve always thought so.”
grinned; his hands gripping her waist and pulling her naked body flush with
his. He captured her lips with his,
probing her mouth deeply with his tongue.
Little by little, they lowered themselves to her bed, John’s body pressing hers into the mattress. He broke off the kiss and looked down at her.
“Last chance.” He said with a smile, feeling the need to tease her a little, but also to give her the chance to change her mind.
“John, shut up and make love to me!” She commanded, sliding her legs up along his.
“Yes, ma’am!” He quipped, as he dipped his head and caught one of her nipples in his mouth.
“Mmm!” She gasped, arching into him as his tongue swirled around the hardening peak. “Mmm…oh…” she moaned again as he did the same to the other nipple.
As he suckled her breast, John ran his hands down the sides of her body, garnering her reactions to his touch. She moaned again, writhing under him. When he slipped his hand between their bodies to cover her mound, she moaned his name and then arched into him as his finger slid between her folds to stroke the tiny bundle of nerves.
“John!” She moaned louder, the sensations coursing through her body, driving her crazy.
able to think,
“Oh god!” She gasped breathlessly, opening her thighs a little more to grant him better access.
Feeling her tight walls surround and contract around his finger, coupled with the stimulation of her hand on him, John knew he couldn’t wait much longer to bury himself inside her. He kissed her passionately as he withdrew his finger from her, eliciting a whimper of protest from her. He stilled and removed her hand from him and moved to kneel between her thighs.
Steadying himself on one hand, John grasped his aching manhood and brought it to her waiting entrance, teasing her by moving it up and down her slick folds.
“John.” She moaned impatiently, arching towards him, clutching his shoulders. “Please, John… now!”
Very slowly, so as to not hurt her, knowing it’d been a long time for her, John eased the head of his shaft inside her and held still, allowing her body to adjust.
“Mmm!” She moaned. “All of you, John. I want all of you. Now!”
John nodded, knowing he couldn’t take much more of this himself. “Okay.” He managed to say. “But slowly, I don’t want to hurt you.”
He smiled and pressed himself into her gradually. She cried out his name, a small orgasm surging though her body as he filled her completely.
groaned her name and had to use all of his self-control to hold himself still
as he felt her body tremble under and around him with her small release. A moment later, she looked up at him with a
luxurious smile, her green eyes sparkling bright with her desire. John returned her smile and began to move
As John continued to thrust into her, he bent low and took one of her nipples into his mouth, nipping the stiff peak gently with his teeth, then swirling his tongue over it, her moans of pleasure making him smile against her breast.
“Oh… god… John!!” She moaned loudly. “I… I… oh god… I can’t…”
John released her breast and lifted his head to glance down at her. He could feel her body beginning to quiver and by the look on her face, he knew she was near her release. He began to drive himself inside her faster, being close to his own release and wanting to share it with her.
“OH GOD JOHN!!” She suddenly cried out, her body tensing then shuddering wildly beneath him, her orgasm exploding like a volcano, sending lava hot tingles surging through her body. “John! John! John!” She repeated his name over and over as her inner walls closed like a vice around his throbbing member.
Neither of them moved for some time as they rode out the waves of their shared release, soaring high above Alpha on a cloud of sexual bliss. When he could finally move, John slipped out of her and rolled over onto his side, pulling her tight against him.
“I love you.” He whispered softly against her hair.
“I love you too.” She whispered back.
lay together, not speaking, for an undetermined amount of time before
“John.” She began. “I’m sorry.”
“For what?” He asked, looking confused.
She looked away for a moment then turned back to him, her cheeks growing pink. “For being so… so vocal.” She answered quietly, tears welling in her eyes.
John’s eyes grew wide and he brought his hand up to her cheek to brush away the tears that had begun to slide down her face. “Why would you apologize for that?”
She hesitated a moment. “When I was with Lee,” she paused. “He didn’t like it when I… well when I got loud. He said… he said it was distracting.”
shook his head. “Oh, baby, don’t
apologize for that.” He smiled at her
then. “I didn’t find it distracting in
the least. As a matter of fact, I found
it to be just the opposite.” And he had. His wife hadn’t been particularly vocal in
their lovemaking, so he had never given it any thought. But with
“Really.” He answered, pulling her face down close to his. “Have I ever lied to you?”
“No.” she answered, starting to smile.
“And I never will.” He stated, bringing her lips to his, sealing the promise with a kiss. As their kiss deepened, John felt himself begin to harden once again. He pulled her on top of him.
“Oh!” She gasped against his lips as she felt his erection beneath her. She broke off the kiss to look down at him. “John?”
want you again,
“Like this?” She asked, glancing down uncertainly. Lee had been a one-position man, and so with what John was suggesting she found herself unsure and told John as much.
“Oh yes, like this!” John said, giving her a salacious grin. “You’re in control now. Make love to me, Helena.”
He watched as the uncertain look on her face gave way to one of pure lust and she straightened up on him. She took his throbbing member in her hand and lifted her hips, raising herself up. And then very slowly she sank down on him, taking his length completely inside her.
They moaned together and began a second round of passionate lovemaking.
John woke up the next morning before the alarm and turned to watch the sleeping beauty at his side. He smiled and debated on whether or not to get out of bed and get some coffee, when she rolled over and snuggled up against him, murmuring his name. His decision made, John slipped his arms around her and pulled her closer.
He blinked again then looked down into the smiling face of his wife.
“Good morning.” He said, leaning down to give her a kiss.
“Good morning.” She chuckled, returning his kiss. “Where were you just now? You looked like you were a million miles away.”
“I was on Alpha.” He answered, settling back against the pillows and pulling her into his arms. “I was just remembering the first time we made love.”
John laughed. “I know what you mean. As I recall, you were quite insatiable that night.”
“Me?” She laughed. “What about you?”
He grinned at her. “After two years of waiting, what’d you expect?”
“Exactly what happened.” She winked at him and then sighed happily, pressing a kiss to his chest. “What time is it?”
“Eight thirty.” He answered.
“And how long have you been awake?”
“About half an hour.”
“Watching me sleep no doubt.” She smiled and shifted away from him slightly to prop herself up on her elbow to look at him.
“Of course.” He grinned at her.
“Only about you, sweetheart.” He responded, getting up out of the bed.
“Where you going?” She asked looking up at him.
“I thought that since we have a little time to kill before heading back to camp that we’d take another dip in the spring.” He answered grinning at her while bending down and lifting her into his arms.
“Just waking up beside you is a wonderful way to start the day.” He said giving her a hungry kiss as he made his way out of the shelter and over to the spring.
** ** **
When John and Helena had arrived in camp, everyone was waiting for them and they immediately got down to business. The first thing everyone wanted to do was discuss a name for their new planet. They’d both been surprised when they discovered that the Alphans had already discussed possible names and had narrowed it down to two choices. John decided to put it to a vote and the name was chosen.
After that, discussion began on where and how they’d start building more permanent structures. Everyone agreed that the most sensible option would be to make the buildings and houses out of wood as the planet had ample trees and to integrate what they could of the cannibalized Alpha. Once that had been decided and agreed upon, work began on laying out a map of how to situate the structures. With a layout designed, teams of Alphans went out and began to chop and mill the trees for construction.
“So I gather by the looks on yours and
John grinned and nodded. “So great in fact, that we were almost late getting here this morning.”
“So, when do you think you’re going to find the right lady and settle down?” John asked with a smile, teasing his old friend.
“Someday.” Alan said and then smiled. “When I find a woman as
“You’ll be waiting a long time then.” John laughed.
“There’s no one as wonderful as
“Who’s a one of a kind lady?” Came a feminine voice from behind them.
John turned and smiled as
“A few months at least.” John answered. “Depending on the weather. And since we’re not sure what the weather patterns on this planet are like, the sooner we get everything up the better.”
“You know, John, it just occurred to me.” Alan said. “With all the talk about the houses, nothing’s been said about yours and Helena’s.”
John nodded. “I
know. I plan on building it myself, out
in the glade.” He smiled and looked down
“Just a little.”
Alan smiled as he watched them. “Would you two like to be alone?”
“We’d like to, yes.” John said.
“But unfortunately, we have work
“You’re absolutely right, Doctor Koenig.” John said as he pulled her tighter in his arms.
“Of course I am, Commander Koenig.”
John laughed and kissed her. She kissed him back then pulled herself from his arms. John watched her with a happy smile on his face as she headed back to the medical tent.
“I’m a lucky man, Alan.”
He said, glancing over at Alan when he could no longer see
“Yes you are, John.” Alan agreed.
John looked out over the camp at the busy Alphans and then turned back to the pilot. “It’s not going to be easy at first, but I think that life is going to be very good here on New Alpha.”
They both looked around again then went back to work.
“Yes, very good.” John thought.