SK:Wolves of Arcanus, Arc 2, New Beginnings, CH 18CHAPTER 18: The Galactic Alliance Home World
"Yeah, it's something isn't it?"
"How the hell do they ensure no one crashes into anyone else?"
Kam laughed and gave his mate a nip on the neck where he stood behind the tall, powerfully built male Kat.
"Magic and a very high level of tech."
Ulysses shook his head in amazement and continued to stare out the viewport at the seemingly chaotic scene of space ships going everywhere. The two of them stood with drinks in paw near the huge observation window in the lounge that served as the ship's huge bar and restaurant.
"It certainly is impressive and sort of scary looking," Jake chimed in, standing nearby the other couple. He was sipping a beer and leaning against his mate's chest as he too stared outside.
Genus snorted in amusement. But he couldn't disagree. Every time they returned to base, he would take a moment and stare out like the two Kats were now. The scene before them was ever changing and never boring.
Everywhere one looked mil
SK:Wolves of Arcanus, Arc 2, New Beginnings, CH 16CHAPTER 16: The Missteps and Triumphs to Becoming Full Fledged Crew Members
Captain Ing leaned back in his seat in his private office and listened attentively to Star.
"I'm pleased to report our three new crew members have reached a first milestone in their efforts to become a cohesive team."
Ing's right eyebrow rose in question.
"After a gentle reproof of his less than stellar behavior toward Ulysses in a recent training session, Jake took the dressing down to heart and ran with it. I learned from Tara that he went and spoke with Ulysses immediately. The honest and heart felt conversation finally settled many of their past issues, arriving at a mutual vow of respect and cooperation between them. Leaving Ulysses, Jake carried that new resolve to his friend, Chance who in turn met with Ulysses and also achieved some kind of peaceful end to their former antagonistic relationship. The first test of their new resolve will be Ulysses solving his magical problem and Chance finally grasping I
SK:Wolves of Arcanus, Arc 2, New Beginnings, CH 15CHAPTER 15: Megakat City: Plans to Bring Down an Empire
The next day was full of news. As planned, the hidden power launched their candidate’s campaign with all the fanfare their money could throw at it.
The special press conference, scheduled on a clear and moderate Friday evening, was held in the grand ballroom in the high class Megakat Convention Center downtown. Jeret Strongfur, Briggs' opponent announced his candidacy to an audience of a thousand strong.
All around the huge space, thousands of silver balloons were tied in bunches like gaudy bouquets along with large floral displays that added a perfumed element; posters, pencils, and buttons with his face on them lay on numerous small tables; catered expensive food and drinks (both non-alcoholic and one hundred proof hard liqueur) were provided for every discerning palate; and wall sized posters of the candidate made sure no one could forget who was putting on this affair.
Invitations had been
SK:Wolves of Arcanus, Arc 2, New Beginnings, CH 17CHAPTER 17: A Serious Discussion Between Friends
"Crud! I feel so ashamed right now." Jake could kick himself for being so self absorbed of late that he never took time to be with his friend. Things were so busy and so new that he'd allowed himself to forget about their long time friendship. "And I have no real excuse!"
"Don't take it that hard, my love," Genus murmured in his ear, giving his mate a gentle hug from behind. "You simply have to learn to manage your drive to invent with your personal life more efficiently. None of us like being ignored or forgotten."
Jake winced and turned in his mate's arms so they were face to face. "Then I have been neglecting you too haven't I?"
Genus snorted but smiled warmly to take the sting out of what he said next. "Not exactly love but there have been times when I do feel a little left out of your busy life."
Even more angry at his self absorption, Jake gave his mate a hard, passionate kiss, not caring who was watching. Pulling back, paws grippi
SK: For Love of a PrincessCHAPTER 3: Shocking Reveal
Fuming, Feral waited impatiently for the elevator to reach the top floor. Maybe he should take the stairs. Would have served Manx right if he took longer to report but that just wasn't his style.
'Confront and be done with it,' was his motto.
Hope this is something simple so I can get back to that mess on my desk. Mentally, he went over some of the more serious matters waiting his attention.
Thus engaged, he stepped off the elevator and strode down the hall on autopilot, coming more aware when he reached the reception area. Noting the secretary was out, he sighed and went on past her desk to the open doorway leading to Manx's office.
A quick glance to the left had shown him the Deputy Mayor's office door was open and she too was absent. He didn't think it unusual as Ms. Briggs was always being sent off by the Mayor for some errand or another. He sneered. Such a highly skilled and intelligent she-kat shouldn't be used as a mere gopher.
Continuing on to the may
SK: For Love of a PrincessCHAPTER 2: Setting a Reluctant Trap
Her call made, Callie returned to the Mayor's office. Stepping through the doorway, she could see Manx had not left his spot behind the desk and was looking very relieved to see her return. The four visitors hadn't moved either. Their heads were turned to watch her cross the floor and take up her stance again beside the portly Kat. None of them said a thing and it made her skin chill.
"They're on their way but they are definitely not happy about this. You'll most likely have to plead your case with them again. They don't like being backed into a corner like this," she told them bluntly.
Lord Firelain merely nodded his head not deigning to respond to her barb. Inside Callie fumed anew. She hated these visitors sexist attitudes and pitied the females living in their country. To have to deal every day with males like these would drive her to murder.
Her angry thoughts were interrupted by the sound of roaring engines approaching their building. She had t
SK: For Love of a PrincessCHAPTER 1: Found
A/N: An old story I started years ago but never went anywhere with it. Though it might sound like a few of my other gender bender stories, I still wanted to go ahead and write it. My slash fans won't like this but my few het ones will and it's still a Feral/T-Bone piece.
Four powerful and oddly dressed strangers arrived outside Megakat City Hall without fanfare and by no apparent means of transportation, during the waning days of a very hot summer. Despite their strange attire and formidable size, the foursome somehow managed to draw no attention by anyone streaming in and out of the fine edifice. Not even the plethora of surveillance cameras and eagle-eyed security officers seemed to see the visitors as they swept hurriedly through the main doors, wended easily through the throng of Kats going about their business, passed the busy elevators, taking the emergency stairs on their way up to the lofty offices of the Mayor and his deputy.
Up in the fancy office of his hono
Oh Yeah! I believe it!This article caught my eye this morning and I couldn't help but agree somewhat. The only thing I disagree with it is that not all self-professed atheists are super intelligent, successful, or married but then the article wasn't addressing the regular Joe-Blow out there that feels this way about religion.
I have to include myself in this last category as I'm not overly successful (I did have a great career in the service but was only a low ranker) and I did run my own business (but didn't make a lot of money), I was dead average in school, and though I do need a little more education, I'm not gung ho about going back for more education. But despite not being in the category given in the article, I do fit in with about thirty percent of the people who don't believe there is a higher power out there and don't want or need a 'religion' to tell me how to run my life or how to think.
It's hard enough obeying the laws our government imposes on us without adding totally out of date ones