Mary Anne Eckhardt pressed her face
against the shuttle's view port, in an attempt to see the
approaching ship. It was huge, a long silver arrow lying dormant
in space with many silver bugs swarming around it.
'Wow, it's big,' Mary said in awe. Her
breath steamed up the view port and she lost her view of the
ship. Rather than wiping it off, she sighed and turned to the
crisp young ensign sitting next to her. He looked even more
apprehensive than she was.
'I... this is my first assignment,' he
said, swallowing nervously. Mary would have like to believe that
her closeness was making him nervous, but she knew better. A
first assignment was always scary. You never knew what to
'Keep your mouth shut and do what
everybody else does and you'll be ok,' she said patting him on
the hand. He scowled down at her hand and she pulled away.
'Hey, lighten up,' she growled.
'Sorry, I don't like to be touched,' he
said by way of apology. 'You're a petty officer, what's it like.
I mean on a ship?'
'Every one is different, depending on who
you work for and the commanding officer. Most of them are great.
I haven't heard any rumors about the Joan Of Ark since she's
newly commissioned, but I'm sure it's fine too.'
'But we'll be stuck in deep space for
three years. What if it's not --- ok, I mean?'
'Then you grit your teeth, do what you're
told and live with it, sir.'
'Oh boy,' he sighed, even more
apprehensive than before.
'Don't worry about it, we all have our
first ships. Just remember to salute aft, then salute the
officer of the deck when you board. After that some petty
officer will undoubtedly take care of you until you learn the
'A petty officer?' he seemed
'Sure. Who do you think runs this fleet,
the Captain?' she asked, trying to keep a straight face.
'Why yes, I...'
'Everybody line up, we have a five minute
window. Anybody who's not off in three get's kicked off!' A
chief petty officer shouted from the front of the shuttle.
'See,' Mary pointed with a half-smile.
The ensign swallowed even more and nodded convulsively.
'Your bag,' Mary pointed to the bag in
the overhead compartment. He apologized and pulled the bag from
'Your other bag,' she pointed to the
compartment under the seat. The ensign looked at the chief, then
quickly ducked to get his other bag. Mary wondered if he would
have abandoned it if the chief was watching.
'Officers first, enlisted last!' The
chief shouted. Mary gave the ensign a little shove. He went to
the front of the shuttle reluctantly.
'He'll be just another asshole shouting
orders in a month,' a woman leaned over and whispered in Mary's
ear. Mary turned and smiled.
'God save us from asteroids and ensigns,'
Mary said and they both giggled. 'I'm Mary,' she extended her
'Ruth, Ruth Toliver. So how did you rate
the Joan Of Ark?'
'I was on the William Perry,' Mary said,
suddenly uncomfortable, 'they gave me first choice of
'The asteroid duster that exploded?'
'Yes, it was a deep space exploration
ship like this one, but much smaller. I barely made it on the
second of the only three lifeboats to escape.'
'Wow, a medal of honor winner, huh?'
'It's in my bag,' Mary patted the side of
her canvas bag with a smile.
'Glad to meet you. I was transferred
from HQ, no war stories here. I did two tours so I'd have enough
points for this,' she pointed out the window at the silver ship,
now laying alongside.
'It's better that way, believe me. When
a stranded crew becomes desperate enough to draw straws to see
who will get eaten, then it's best to stay home.'
'They didn't, did they?' the woman asked
'Didn't eat anybody?'
'No, but I'd rather not talk about what
we did eat. I may never eat again,' Mary said with a look of
Mary nodded and shuffled forward as the
line began moving.
'Well if you ever change your mind about
eating, buzz me,' the woman whispered, very close to her ear. 'I
wouldn't mind being eaten just a little.'
'Ruth!' Mary said in surprised
embarrassment. She turned and stared at Ruth. Their faces were
an inch apart. Ruth's smiling eyes looked deeply into her
'Well I wouldn't,' Ruth whispered and
they laughed together. Mary had no idea how prophetic that
statement would turn out to be, in a pleasant sort of way.
Within 24 hours, Mary was installed in
the Captain's Office. In 36 hours the atomic generators were
powered up and the Joan Of Ark got underway leaving the supply
ships, maintenance ships, shuttles, and well-wishers in it's wake
like a thousand little silver leaves scattering on a fall
As soon as her paperwork was caught up
Mary headed directly for the sexual recreation lounge. The
lounge was the talk of the fleet, and she had been dying to try
it out. It was new technology, a small world constructed of
holographic images, with real and holographic people. Their true
shapes and identities were masked with a holographic overlay.
She didn't realize how effective that masking was until her first
encounter in the lounge.
Mary sat in the booth and filled out the
form on the screen. She first selected 'Gone With The Wind' of
course, but that selection was filled for the next two weeks.
She added her name to the third week, and moved on to something
she could participate in now. There was an epic sea battle going
on in one section of the lounge, she stared at that selection
undecided, for a moment, then on inspiration she began
programming her own sub-menu into the battle. Finally, after
much work, she sat back and looked at the screen, very proud of
herself. She opened the metal door and slid into the weightless
room with a giggle of laughter.
Ruth sat in the still-warm chair and
recalled the menu Mary had been looking at.
'That little imp,' Ruth said in
admiration, then programmed herself into the hologram. She
looked around quickly, then turned off the screen and followed
Mary through the same door.
Mary rocketed through the cool, clear
waters for several minutes, enjoying her sleek body and the great
speeds she could attain. Suddenly, needing air, she shot toward
the surface. She broke through to open air and turned a
somersault, gasping in as much air as she could hold through her
blow-hole, then landed tail-first in the water to break her fall.
She balanced on the tip of her tail, watching the far-off battle
between wooden ships with soft, gray eyes. She chastised them
soundly with a series of squeaks, clicks, and squeals, then
leaped skyward and dove deep, using her pointed nose for a
In sudden fear she noticed a shape moving
alongside her. She looked over to see a sleek male dolphin only
slightly larger than herself.
'Who are you? This is my world,' she
said with squeaks, clicks, and whistles.
'I'm Raymond, your holographic partner,'
the other dolphin answered in the same language.
'My partner? I didn't request a
partner,' Mary said skeptically.
'The computer always provides you with a
partner. What good is an adventure without somebody to share it
'Then you're not real?' Mary asked
'Of course not, how could I be? Nobody
knows you are here, do they?'
'No, I guess not,' Mary brightened. 'So
what do you want to do?'
'How about a race? The loser nuzzles the
genitalia of the other.'
'They what?' Mary asked in horror.
'That's how dolphins mate, silly. They
dance in the water, intertwine their bodies, then nuzzle each
other's genitalia until they are aroused. Then they mate. It's
a very intricate process.'
'Skip the race and show me the other,'
Mary ordered. 'I haven't had my genitalia nuzzled in a long
'If that is your wish,' the dolphin
nodded with a toothy smile and moved closer.
'First we swim close and touch bodies,'
Raymond said. She could feel the warm water from his breath
against the sensitive skin of her face.
'Now we swim around and around, touching
bodies as we press against each other,' he said, putting his
words into action. Mary was amazed at how delicate her dolphin
skin was. She could feel the slightest touch, the most gentle of
caresses against her body, and each touch aroused her more.
'Oh, wow, it's working,' Mary sighed.
She was aware of sinking lower and lower into the depths of the
ocean as Raymond nuzzled her neck, chest, and finally her
genitalia. She gasped and stiffened as the long, pointed nose
probed deep inside her, parting the rubbery envelope of her sex
and gently stimulating it. Soon his long, narrow tongue slid out
and up inside her. Mary gasped and moaned as the long member
'Oh, Raymond, that feels so good,' Mary
said, enjoying the lavish licks he was giving her vagina. At
times the long tongue slid into the very deepest portions of her
womb, tasting, touching, and exploring her inner depths.
'I'm glad you like it. You taste
delicious, by the way.'
'Thank you,' she said coyly as the long
tongue licked and probed her sex.
'I want you in me, Raymond,' Mary
Raymond swam back a few feet and fanned
the ocean with his tail. Mary's eyes widened when she saw his
stiffened member standing up in front of him.
'Are you sure you're ready,' he
'Oh, yeah, I couldn't be more ready.
Stay there, I want to ride you,' she said approaching quickly.
He held his place in the water as she swam close and gently
impaled herself on his foot long penis. She squealed in delight
as the entire length of the penis slid deep inside her. They
swam frantically, propelling the penis in and out of her rubbery
sex hole. They swam, rotated and fell down and down as Raymond
pumped his huge member in and out of her vagina. Mary had no
warning. She burned and tingled from the moment she began, then,
suddenly, her orgasm struck with the force of a tornado. She
screamed long and hard as her loins spasmed, clenching and
unclenching his long member. The liquid heat was consuming her
loins, the penis seemed to grow even larger. She panted and
relaxed slightly, until Raymond began moving again. Her eyes
widened in joyful horror as her vagina began to spasm again. She
arched her back and screamed in her high-pitched dolphin voice,
until the second orgasm passed, leaving her limp and
'I must go now, another comes,' Raymond
'Oh no, I can't take any more,' Mary
shook her sleek head.
'This one is different, a companion of
the same sex,' he said with a toothy smile and turned to
disappear into the dark ocean depths.
A sleek pink dolphin suddenly appeared,
swimming around her. She was a beautiful female with a gentle
'My latent homosexual tendencies must
have triggered you,' Mary said with a smile. 'I'm not sure I
want to try this right now, Raymond has more than satisfied
'A male can never truly satisfy a
female,' the beautiful pink dolphin said as she gently swam
'I'm not sure I believe that,' Mary said
with a smile.
'You should, it's true,' the dolphin
said, then slid gently against Mary as she passed. Mary gasped
and sighed as the sensitive skin touched her own.
'You see, I can do something that Raymond
can't,' the female dolphin said happily.
'Wha... what's that,' Mary was finding it
hard to speak. The female kept swimming close and caressing her
as she passed.
'I know when to touch you, where to touch
you, and how softly you want to be touched. Raymond could never
learn that. Only another female truly understands.'
'Mmmmaybe your right,' Mary said as the
female passed again.
'I don't have a long penis, like Raymond,
but we can nuzzle each other instead. Some believe that's even
more fun,' the dolphin said and approached again. This time she
pressed her body firmly against Mary's. Mary could feel it in
every fiber of her being.
'I'm not sure I want to nuzzle another
female's vagina, even a holographic one,' Mary said as the
dolphin sent shivers up her spine.
'Try it, sweet lady. See if you like
it,' the dolphin said and gently rotated until her tail was past
Mary's face. Mary was looking directly at the female's vagina.
It was soft, sweet smelling, almost irresistible.
'Well, why not, it's only a dream,' Mary
said and moved closer. The other dolphin suddenly licked her
vagina and Mary squealed excitedly, thrusting her pelvis forward.
She wished that she had arms to hold her in place. She extended
her long tongue experimentally and found it about the same length
as her real one. She slid it into the rubbery folds of the
female and tasted. It was absolutely wonderful. She found
herself licking the other female enthusiastically, lost in a
world of her own. She felt every action she made, done to her,
like a delicious, wonderful, mirror of delight.
'You taste and feel so delicious,' Mary
finally paused for breath. 'I wish the females of my species
were as wonderful as this.'
'They are, believe me,' the other dolphin
said and continued licking.
'How do you know?' Mary asked, then
plunged her tongue into the rubbery folds of her vagina.
'I was programmed to taste and feel like
a real woman, silly,' the dolphin said quickly and nuzzled deep
Mary could no longer talk. Her loins
were burning and needed release. She probed the outer folds of
flesh with her long, stiff, tongue, then found the clit hidden
just inside the outer folds of the vagina. She licked it
brutally while the other female moaned and withered with her own
face in Mary's crotch. Mary felt something long and wide shoved
inside her vagina, and realized the other dolphin was using a
fin. She tried experimentally and found that her own fin would
fit nicely into the female. She worked her fin in and out while
she licked and tasted the beautiful pink female. They both
exploded simultaneously, withering, moaning and squeaking as they
thrashed in the weightless environment of the ocean.
It was a long time before Mary's vagina
stopped exploding and she could finally relax with her body
pressed against the warm female.
'You were absolutely wonderful,' Mary
sighed as she snuggled close to the dolphin's tail.
'So were you, Mary. I'm glad you finally
got around to eating me, a little,' the dolphin smiled and turned
to face her.
'Ruth?' Mary squealed in surprised
'In the flesh, sweetie. Well almost,'
she spread her fins with a toothy smile.
'Ruth, I'll beat you half to death for
this,' Mary said laughing.
'Not without arms, sweetheart. So how
did you like it?'
'I think I'd like to see more of you, as
you really are,' Mary said thoughtfully.
'I'm glad. You have no idea how hard it
is to proposition another woman, without taking a chance on
losing a friend. It's a heartache, but times like these make it
'Let's get out of here and try it in the
flesh,' Mary said suddenly.
'Ok, but I'm saving your program. I like
it here. Maybe I'll try Raymond myself, when I get
'He's all yours,' Mary laughed. They
both swam toward the entrance.