Otherewhere Chapter 4: The Choosing, Part 1
Morning came and with it more discussion with Leela about tribute and the Draco.
“So it they’re dragons or Dracos or whatever the hell they are, why do they want to have sex with humans?” Dee asked.
“Otherwhere doesn’t exist with the same set of rules as your world,” Leela explained. “Otherwhere is run by magic.”
“Magic,” Dee snorted.
“I believe a writer from your world once wrote, ‘Any technology sufficiently advanced appears to be magic to the less advanced.’” Leela smiled. “I don’t begin to understand what makes things work here but I have learned how to manipulate the forces here to keep us alive. The magic of Otherwhere is based in life force. There are three events in a life that concentrate life force; birth, death and sex. A practitioner can harness the life energy given off during these events and use it. There has never been a human born on Otherwhere so that avenue is denied to us. Death energy is indeed powerful but its use twists the practitioner in ways no sane being wants. That leaves sex. While all sexual activity gives off energy, sex between a male and female provides the most useful form, likely because of the potential for creating new life. For example, the energy you all released last night has been harnessed to help create our breakfast.”
The four young people blushed.
“Our tribute involves our giving that energy to the Draco. I suspect humans give off a higher amount of that energy than some of the other species here.”
“So if you don’t give it to them, they’ll kill you?” Colin asked.
Leela looked surprised, “No! Absolutely not. I see you may have misunderstood. The Draco are our allies and protectors as well as our hosts. They use the energy we freely give them to protect us from the Others. If we were to stop, they wouldn’t be able to hold the Others back. The Others harness Death Energy.”
“But I thought you said the Draco were dangerous and that sometimes the experience is very unpleasant,” Colin continued.
“And so they are dangerous. And so are you Colin, and so am I and so are all of us here. We are allies with the Draco, not necessarily friends. The Draco are not all of one mind in spite of the fact that they share thoughts. Some like humans, some merely tolerate us. The latter tend to…take… the sex energy in a way that may be less than pleasant to the giver.”
“So this is all about using the energy to keep these Others away? What the hell are the others?” Rory asked.
“The others are beings also trapped here. They’re not human from any of the world-lines humans inhabit, nor are they Draco. They’re unable to harness Otherwhere’s energy in any way other than through death, which makes them powerful but limited. Death energy is indeed powerful but its non-renewable. Sex energy can be replenished after a time and given again. This is why the Draco are interested in you. You’re untapped.”
“So the Draco want first cut at our sex energy,” Colin said.
“Yes, and no,” Leela gently corrected him. “Draco practitioners are male. They only accept human females as Tribute. No one has ever seen a Draco female. They will want you three women.”
“I don’t know if I like that…” Colin began.
“I don’t know that’s any of your business, Colin,” Rory shut him down firmly. “We’re all adults here and capable of our own decisions. You may be my boyfriend, but you don’t own me and we’re certainly NOT in Arizona anymore.”
“Fear not, Colin,” Leela said. “All have parts to play. The Draco may not be able to use your energy, but I certainly can.”
“Um, er, oh,” Colin stammered.
The three girls giggled and Leela once again looked like she didn’t quite get the joke but smiled anyway.
“So now what?” Astra asked.
“Now we have the ceremony of choosing,” Leela said. “ We know this Draco wants one of you three. I will present you to the Draco at the great hall and he will choose his tribute. The tribute will go to the surface with the Draco and will complete the ritual. Once the energy has been harvested, he will return her here.”
Leela dressed the girls as initiates in the Draco Cult. For this ceremony, none would be covered other than the jewelry that marked them as initiates and priestess. This caused some concern and some discomfort but the fact that others were prohibited from the hall during the ceremony helped limit that. Dressed, the girls were led to the hall where they walked onto the platform where they had last seen the Draco. Leela began chanting and soon the beat of huge wings filled their ears. The majestic creature landed on the platform before them as Leela finished her chant with a joyous shout.
TrinaStarr 2 months ago 2
I want to be the "chosen one". 🥵
Cedar 2 months ago 3
That art work and the expressions on all of their faces is really good.
Cedar 2 months ago 3
Gottcha. I'll just sit here and keep my cake hole shut and let the experts handle it.
This is fantastic.
Nurse Phillips 2 months ago 3
But first: Snu Snu
Nurse Phillips 2 months ago 3
@Cedar ❤️❤️ just remember: all good adventure stories need a little drama and the Others are out there….
Cedar 2 months ago 4
@Nurse_Phillips, the way you are setting up this "alliance" between the humans and the Draco is really interesting. In some ways this Leela must realize that the three new "tributes" are more than they seem. There is a sexual connection between all three of the women that Leela, and even the Draco, have overlooked. These women give off a sexual, sensual, energy between themselves that is there but no obvious.
Dee and Astra have a strong sexual bond between them and are very sure of themselves and their attraction to each other is there if you know where to look. Rory knows where to look. She knows where to look because she has felt that same bond with her own "Dee" or "Astra" in the world she left. Dee and Astra also recognize the kindred spirit in Rory, but maybe they don't know how to approach her and let her into their sphere.
More than that, all three, Dee, Astra, and Rory, suspect that Leela lends her sexual energy to the Draco when "tributes" are few and far between. I get the feeling that Leela and Rory are "near peers" in sexual experience and being part of that energy and can feel a very strong presence of the sexual energy from Dee and Astra. Leela has the beginnings of a thought that perhaps the Draco may be able to consider tapping into their sexual energy as a partnership or real alliance.
I get the feeling that Leela, the Draco, Rory, Dee, and Astra suspect that there is something about to happen that will give the Draco all the sexual energy they need. Maybe they will find that willing allies can make the sexual connection work for all concerned.
Just my two cents.
Rigel 2 months ago 4
Excellent job at developing our anticipation as to what is coming next - you always leave us anxiously waiting for the next chapter!! Great story!
Dahiana 2 months ago 6
@Nurse_Phillips I LOVE THIS! 🥵❤️
Nurse Phillips 2 months ago 6
Some nudity for y'all! I really like how this image came out, love the expressions. It captured what I was looking for.