The Collar Wars
Having Chelsea cuddling up to me had been the perfect end to the day. Better even than having a tea party with my sister. She had snuggled up closely and all but purred in delight when I told her what we were going to be doing. Because of the way things worked around here fresh fruit and vegetables were plentiful, and since recently there had a recent shipment of supplies and farming of animal life was starting to become a new part of colony life, the cream had become fairly affordable. Expensive, but still affordable. I decided that this coming week I’d introduce her to a banana split.
I smiled slightly the next day when Derrekson’s body was discovered. There had been a lot of confusion. When my fellow officer’s had woken up there had been an immediate search of the area to find my late captain, but it had still taken a while to find the body. It had been a couple of Hybrid’s from another unit that had found him, and there was a lot of talk about the condition of the body.
I had taken the corpse out of the main habitable zone of the colony by a few kliks after I had killed him which is why it had taken so long and the cameras in the area had been sent on a loop so no one figured out who did it. At least not among the military crew. However I could tell that this had been a clear sign to the officers that they needed to pay up to their bookies. There had been a lot of break ins at the armory and some fun toys were missing.
Lynn was going nuts trying to figure out what was going on, and I wasn’t about to clue him in, I didn’t want to get promoted and that’s exactly what would have happened. I would have been seen as being the honest one and that would be a death sentence as far as avoiding promotion.
The colonists were also getting restless. The assassination having had the hallmarks of a Kadian hit there had been a lot of those bastards had been several other hits, all Kadian. I kept an eye on things and indeed the hits had been among the other hitters. It was only a matter of time before they were too weak to survive an attack by another family.
Maybe it was time to have my family come in as well. Couldn’t hurt the family to do a little more branching out.
I must say that I am already adjusting well to be back to colony life. My unit is still the best one in the area as usual. As far as sleeping with Hybrids I decided to visit the colony brothel, and your fantasies were right, Hybrid fur against skin feels amazing. My fellow officers thinking I’m having getting fucked by my soldiers which is kind of funny. The truth though is that I haven’t had sex since Carol. The Hybrid I have been seeing at the brothel I just cuddle with as we watch old movies. I don’t think I could ever sleep with a Hybrid but the feeling of having someone in my arms is comforting in its own right.
The Hybrid I see on a regular basis, understands me, or is at least good at faking it. She knows that I see her as an emotional comfort and is happy to treat me in such away. There is nothing to us but I’m beginning to view her as a bit of a confidant. She doesn’t really know much of anything about me except that I would never hurt her or any Hybrid under my command.
So you know the family has a prime opportunity to set up shop here. I’m not saying I’d want to run the business, but I could help with a few things. So why don’t you talk to mom and dad about it. Some of the other family business in our line of work are having internal issues that have been making it a good place for us to expand.
Anyways I need to get going. I love you and please give our parents my best.
With the murder of Derrekson and the rash of armory thefts came an issue for Lynn that he now had no idea of who he could trust. He had quickly realized that all of his men, or at the very least most of them were corrupt and had taken out extremely large bets with mob families. So instead of risking further corruption sprinkling into the ranks he decided on a more expedient method, that didn’t involve promoting me. He conducted a large scale interrogation using some of the most advanced lie detectors in the system. Once he knew who was the problem he called for a new stock of officers, and kept the few officers that weren’t corrupt. When the new officers arrived he mass executed the rest, a total of thirty-nine. I was never interrogated because he knew that anyone who would be stealing would have made some serious losses on gambling. I on the other hand was flush in wealth and didn’t need to do anything remotely akin to stealing. As much as I’d like to I couldn’t claim those kills as I hadn’t personally tortured them to death but they were dead by my actions, which did give me a nice warm feeling.
I was sitting in my office shortly after the executions when Drake knocked on my door looking slightly wary. “What do you want Drake?”
“I was wondering something Sam? Are you the person responsible for those executions?”
I smiled slightly. “You mean did I get everything riled up? Then yes, I tortured Captain Derrekson to death and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
“Why him, why now? I know he hated you is that why?”
“The reason for the now is that I finally have the emotional energy to do it. The reason for choosing him isn’t for his treatment of me, I can deal with him hating me. It was his constant pressure for me to use the collar unnecessarily. He was a sicko who delighted in causing pain. I also had learned from Chelsea that the girls at the brothel were also his victims, couldn’t exactly stand for that now could I?”
“Why the butchery? Wouldn’t have been easier to have just shot him?”
“Now where would have the fun been in that?” I smiled, from the look on Drake’s face I thought he was seriously worried about exactly how sane I was. “Besides I wanted to stir things up off base as well. You see like many of the other officers I knew he wanted me to have you guys take a dive at the games and they had made wagers with some of the syndicates that have representatives out here. Since the General Lynn had ordered that all bets be backed up at the time the bet was made a lot of them had gone to illegal bookies to make some uncovered bets. Derrekson had made wagers with the Kadian crime family, and since he probably owed them a lot of money he was going to be forced to steal a lot of hardware to make up those loses.
“The Kadians have been a thorn in the side of my family for over two centuries so I decided to make what looked like an unauthorized hit on him. The family would tear itself apart trying to figure out who had killed a profitable arms supplier. So that also made Derrekson an even better target. To top it off they have one of the most brutal execution styles so that was the final deciding factor.”
“And the mass execution of corrupt officers?”
I gave Drake a self-satisfied grin. “Just icing on the cake.”
My sergeant looked nervous, not that I could blame him. “Remind me to never get on your bad side.”
I gave the thought a dismissive wave. “I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you. Just keep up the good job you’re doing and you’ll never have to worry.”
“Thanks. I just wanted to clear that up in my mind. I was fairly sure that you were behind the kill. And don’t worry this conversation never happened.”
Drake snapped a quick salute. “Oh sir there was another reason I came in. I was wondering if you were going to see Chelsea again? This is your normal night after all.”
“I was about to get ready when you came in.”
“Then I leave you to it. Have a fun night Lieutenant.”
After my sergeant left I started changing into my blues, and picked out a good video to watch with Chelsea. Disney is a still major player in the entertainment industry but I decided to go old school with my choice all the way back to the twenty-first century. A buddy cop movie featuring I guess what you could call Hybrids before Hybrids existed.
I gave myself an extra half hour before I actually left base to stop by the NEX for some ice cream, chocolate sauce and everything else needed for a nice dessert. The Hybrid at the store gave me a confused look. “What are you making Sir?”
“It’s called a banana split, Corporal, I’m serving it to a girl at a brothel.”
At this point the Malamute looked truly confused. “You’re serving it to a Hybrid at a brothel, isn’t that a waste of your money? I mean you guys pay to have sex with them.”
“No me kiddo, I’ve never had sex with a Hybrid I like to pretend she’s Human and treat her to desert and movies. Her curling up with me as she eats her desert is more than enough for me.”
The corporal seemed to be amazed. “Well you must be a different sort of Human.”
“I like to think that I am.”
The Hybrid finished ringing me up and wished me a happy day, one that didn’t sound forced. I had that effect on all Hybrids apparently. All of them happy to know there was at least one decent Human in the vast sea of scum they suffered from.
When I reached the Brothel I found Chelsea rubbing her neck and wincing, worried I was about to run over to her and ask what was wrong when I was grabbed by the Madame of the place.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the price.” I handed over my card to Tallia so that she could scan off the three-hundred credit fee.
Once free of Tallia I rushed over to Chelsea and putting the bag down put my arms around her. “What’s wrong princess?” With her in my arms I caught a slight wiff of singed fur.
“Not here,” she whispered in reply. “I’ll show you in the room. I just don’t want to discuss it out here.”
“Okay. I have something that will make you feel better no matter what happened.”
“Really?” Chelsea’s eyes lit up with excitement knowing that when I brought a treat it meant that she was in for a good time. She knew as well as I did that I just wanted her to feel special, even if it was only for a few hours a week.
Once in a room with a small table I made her a banana split and enjoyed watching her eyes light up. “Is this for me?”
“As soon as I get your collar off it is.”
“Please be careful. My neck is really raw.”
As I took her collar off I realized why I had smelled singed fur and why she had been rubbing her neck. “Who fried you?” From the look of it he had run her collar for a good twenty seconds. To put it mildly I wanted to throw a collar on who ever had hurt my dear Chelsea and fry ‘em. It takes about two minutes of running a collar to kill a Human, I was going to run that collar for three. That bastard had hurt my friend and I was going to make them pay. I didn’t care that she was a slave at the brothel, she was my friend.
“It’s nothing,” Chelsea said as I let her eat her split.
“No, it’s not nothing. They hurt you. I don’t like seeing that happen, especially not to the people I care about.”
“And you care about me?” Chelsea looked confused at the notion that a Human could possibly care about a Hybrid so much, especially one of the brothel workers, but she seemed to becoming use to the idea that I just wanted to care about her.
“Yes I care about you. Now hold on a moment I want to make a quick call.” I called Tallia and paid for an additional two hours. Four hours alone with my girl, all of it spent cuddling with her. I just wanted to save her from a possible couple more hours of abuse.
“Did just rent me for another two hours?”
“Yes I want to keep your collar off as long as possible.”
“Thanks after a something like that it takes a while for the injury to heal up again.”
“I know which is why I want to ask you something.” I cradled her cheek then drew her eyes up to look at me.
“What do you need to know?”
“Who did this to you?”
“I can’t tell you it’s against the rules.”
I squeezed slightly not enough to hurt her but enough to let her know I wanted answers. “I don’t care if it is or isn’t against the rules. Some bastard hurt you and I’m not letting it slide.”
“It was just a stupid kid. He was celebrating his birthday and thought it would be fun to fry me.”
“Then he will find out real quick what it feels like to get fried.”
“Please don’t do anything stupid.” Chelsea looked up at me with her wide baby blues so I did the only thing I could think to do. I lied to her.
“Don’t worry I won’t do anything stupid.” It wasn’t entirely stupid so it wasn’t a complete lie. I first had to find out who the kid was, track him for a little while and grab him when he was alone. Then I’d fry the fuck out of the little shit.
Chelsea kissed me, if she asked me again not to kill the kid I may have broken right there and not done it, but thankfully she didn’t ask.
“Let’s drop it and have some fun.”
“Ok, you win.”
“So after we finish this ice cream are we going to watch a movie as usual, with me curled up on your chest, your arm draped across my waste. Or are we actually going to go all the way today?”
“Cuddling only as usual.”
“Spoil sport. I bet you’re great in bed.”
“Carol told me I was, but I can’t cheat on her memory.”
“That’s okay, I’ll just have to keep dreaming about it then. And let me tell you, in my dreams you are an incredible lover.”
I couldn’t help but laugh, especially since I had recently started having dreams about Chelsea myself. “I didn’t need to know that.”
Chelsea gave me a grin that had a whipped cream mustache. “So what are we watching today.”
“An animated buddy cop movie from the early part of the twenty-first century,” I said as I inserted the vid chip.
After a couple of minutes into the movie Chelsea’s eyes lit up. “Hybrids?”
“Sort of, I guess.”
“But where are their collars, they should have collars on.” Chelsea couldn’t help but stare at the screen.
“No Humans to put them on them.” I answered.
“You mean this movie has Hybrids just walking around doing normal things, like every day normal people, and they don’t have to wear collars?” Chelsea was having a hard time processing the movie. The animation was still solid even after hundreds of years, the characters were obviously cartoons but everything seemed so real that I wasn’t surprised by her reaction.
“As I said there are no Humans in this movie.”
“What happened was there some sort revolution or something? Did Humans just die off?”
“This movie was made long before Hybrids were real. The animators just created a world where Humans had ever existed.”
“That must have been paradise.”
“You would think so wouldn’t you, but even so there would always be problems, all people, including Hybrids can be asses towards each other.”
As we finished the movie a little over an hour later. I queued up a series of videos from the twentieth century and just leaned back with my back against the headboard of the bed. Chelsea climbed into my lap and took of her shirt. “Can you rub my shoulders?”
“Your wish is my command princess.” I started gently kneading her shoulders and shoulder blades and was quickly rewarded with an almost feline purr of contentment. “I keep meaning to ask, do you have feline DNA mixed in with the raccoon?”
“A little, that’s why I can actually purr. It’s a standard feature among us Sex Toy Hybrids. We do it to make men feel good. When we purr they think they’re great in bed, especially the guys who don’t know how to pleasure us. When I’m with you though the purr is always well deserved.”
After another twenty minutes of massaging she slid off of my lap. “Come on I don’t think I’m the only one who could use a good massage. Why don’t you take off that pesky shirt of yours and I’ll rub your back.” She pulled me away from the headboard and wrestled with me trying to get to take my shirt off.
“Remember what I said. I’m not…”
“You’re not cheating on Carol’s memory. I know, and I’m not trying to get you to. It’s just easier to give you a massage without your shirt in the way. Plus, once we’re done with that we can just curl up for a while skin to fur. The other reason is that I want to find out if you look as good shirtless as I dream you are.”
“Ha ha. Fine shirt comes off.”
I can’t remember how long the massage lasted only that when I woke up an hour later I was on my side with Chelsea spooned up against me, both of us naked from the waste up and my hand cupping her breast. At first I didn’t know what to do, I hadn’t meant to do this at all, and while I was angry at the situation I found myself in, I didn’t know who to blame because truthfully it felt great.
I started taking my hand off of Chelsea when she grabbed me by the wrist. “Please keep holding me, I don’t want this to end. Don’t worry we didn’t do anything but this is a dream come true for me. I enjoyed waking up to you holding me like this. So please keep holding me.”
“I will.” We stayed locked in the position for another thirty minutes until the alarm went off. Stupid thing I was enjoying that too.