A Hive Divergent Chap 5A Hive Divergent Chap 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Five: "Give me liberty..."
(A short chapter, but it left me emotionally drained)
" Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" ~~~Patrick Henry, American orator, 1775
The Chulah arrived two days later. They were curt as usual, showing no emotion during the onslaught of complaints from the human refugees. The entire hive was chuckling internally, knowing just how little tolerance the Chulah had for whining.
"We have heard your statements. Your ship was cutting across our space before the xenomorphs overran you. However, since none of the crew has survived to testify, and your records were destroyed, we have no way of knowing whether any here had knowledge of that violation. Therefore, we are going to be magnanimous and take you to your destination as soon as we conclude our conference with the hi
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Chapter Two: Dissent
Desmond's hand shot out and grabbed the facehugger in midair. Both children were screaming, and the cries of confusion from the offworld xenomorphs were just as piercing in Desmond's head.
"Silence!" he roared aloud and in his mind as he struggled to keep his hold on the desperately thrashing hugger firm without injuring it.
"You will follow my commands without question or hesitation, all of you!" he barked, "You drones from this hive will guide my warriors to any cocooned prey and any eggs. All are to be brought outside ALIVE, is that understood?"
None dared disobey. Desmond shot a last snarl at the offworlders, then said to Patrick, "Please free the male youngling and bring him outside."
The hugger continued to struggle in his hand, but the little girl stopped fighting Desmond and held onto him instead.
"You saved my brother," she whispered, looking up into his alien face, "Why?"
"His death was unnecessary.... and I told you I was here to help. I dislike lying."
A Hive Divergent Chap 3A Hive Divergent Chap 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Three: Of Arrogance and Compassion
In which the truth comes to light concerning the human children, and the ruler of an entire planet harbors doubts...
Several warriors led the new arrivals off with heavy hearts. It went against the xenomorph mindset to send away brothers. The aliens walked in silence, with no casual conversation during the several hours it took to trek to the far caves. Just before reaching their destination, the first host human awoke and shrieked as the new larva punched its way free. All the xenos stopped to clean the newborn and welcome him. They assisted in removing the tattered clothing from the dead host, giving the larva easier access to the more tender meat of the punctured torso.
The drones began to try and discuss their situation with the Hiveworld warriors.
"Is not this prey's flesh good to devour? These creatures are soft and weak, designed to provide us with wombs and food! How can you deny us the bounty of such prey? You need to join
A Hive Divergent Chap 6A Hive Divergent Chap 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six: Trouble Brewing in Paradise
Veelruh and Rikan were with the other children listening to stories when the woman speaking stopped in mid sentence..
"Just a minute, children, I need to listen"
The women and xenomorphs all stood at once. Some were openly crying, and those who were mated clung to each other.
"What's wrong," asked the eldest girl, Mayron.
"There have been deaths among my kind on other worlds, the Chulah are saying to the council...." said Patrick.
Again, the hive members were silent, listening, emotion building. Suddenly they roared in exultation. The confused children huddled together.
"We're sorry if we frightened you, little ones," one of the younger drones said, "We have just received great words of hope and courage from the Father of The Queen. Here, I will repeat it to you, and we can discuss what it means..."
"The Federation of Interstellar Law is going to hear about this! You can't just confiscate people!" Aber yelled as he and th
Chap 8 Rachel and raulChap 8 Rachel and raul4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Eight: Reawakening
With the dawn came a now-familiar rumble as the Betall herd dragged itself out of the sea and slumped into the forest very close to our camp. The door flap opened and a hive male smiled down at me with steely, lubricated teeth.
"Good morning, honored guests." Desmond said, "I trust the Betall alarm was sufficient to awaken you?"
I took his proffered hand and emerged into the soft pink dawn. Zanayda grasped my elbow and she followed, squinting and rubbing her eyes sleepily.
"Rachel and Ramón, her son, have Morning Meal prepared. I'd like to pack your hut while you're eating so we may leave sooner."
The camp was bustling with activity as we sat and ate some grilled fish and fruit. They loaded everything onto a &
Alternate Universe Chapter 3Alternate Universe Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You spoke!" Carina and Desmond projected together.
"Yes, Mama," Martin grinned again.
"Mama?" the Worrells cried.
"Yes, "mama"... Martin is our son."
Desmond's hand poked out of the blankets behind Carina and signed, "Greetings, earthlings."
Carina stifled a giggle as she translated. "Desmond says, 'Greetings Earthlings.' He can't speak like we do, so I taught him sign language. And, ya, he's an alien."
Aunt Lydia was the first to regain her senses. "Star Wars has come to my house! My god, girl, you are just full of surprises!" She reached out and gingerly touched Martin's arm.
"Star Wars..." Laurence Worrell said weakly.
"Yes, what did you think, I watch The Quilting Channel on that cable box? I watch all the good space stuff!" Aunt Lydia eased her hand into Martin's. "Do you like cookies, Sweet pea?"
"I have only had Mama's milk and meat. I do not know."
"Wait, Des," said Carina when her mate started to sit up. She turned to her family. "Martin looks like his father, bu
Chap 1 Desmond and CarinaChap 1 Desmond and Carina4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Third Story in the Xenomorph Series
The order is as follows:
2. Rachel & Raul
3. Desmond & Carina
4. A Hive Divergent
5. Alternate Universe Desmond and Carina
In later chapters, this story goes from PG13 to R rated for sexual content and some violence. The sexual content is understated and intrinsic to the story. If you desire a PG13 version of the later chapters, note me and I will oblige.
Chapter One: The Specimen
When Carina Worrell woke up in the hospital, her first thought was, "Damn, today's Display Your Biology Project Day! What'll they tell the kids?"
She struggled to open her eyes, to sit up, but her body refused to obey.
"Miss Worrell?" The voice was female, lower register, accent southern, probably North Carolinian... "Don't try to speak. If you can hear me, squeeze my hand. Very good! My name is Dr. Davis. You're in Mercy Hospital. You've been in an accident. We have an oxygen tube going down your trachea, so you won't be able to speak just yet. We've had you pr
A Hive Divergent chap 1A Hive Divergent chap 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Fourth Story in the Xenomorph Series
The order is as follows:
2. Rachel & Raul
3. Desmond & Carina
4. A Hive Divergent
Chapter One: Salvage
Miransa of the House of Ulrok the Lesser, wife of Desmond the Wise of the First Hive of the World, looked out over the sea from her perch in the ancient redfruit tree. Movement in the water past the breakers signaled the return of the hunting party.
"I see them," she called down to her eldest son, Raymond, who was gathering the fruit his mother had thrown down to him in baskets.
"Great," he stood below her, arms open, "jump!"
"You are crazy," she laughed and shifted around to begin her descent.
"My own mother doesn't trust me! I should be hurt."
"But you aren't, so just leave that notion alone, child."
"Yes, mum. Here, give me your hand."
He helped her over the thick roots and gave her a basket. They brought the fruit to the mouth of the oceanside entrance of the hive and strolled down the beach to meet the fishers.
The warm breeze brou
Chap 9 Rachel and Raul revisedChap 9 Rachel and Raul revised4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine: Of Healing and New Beginnings
>>Revised and edited, with sincere apologies!
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A Hive Divergent Chapter Four: Boiling Point
Tarshessa brought her sons Henry, Jarsul, and Patrick with her on her next trip to the guest housing.
"I thought the guards were supposed to stay outside," one of the women scowled.
"Stop wagging your tongue or I'll rip it out and"
"Please, Mum, let's just get our task done and leave," Henry said, putting his arm around her and leading her over to the roof access hatch. They climbed up the rungs and the brothers manually reset the solar collectors.
"How's that, Desmond?" Patrick transmitted to his hivemate down in the control room.
"Numbers three and four are aligned. Number six needs a nudge two degrees left.....the rest look okay.....yes, six is perfect now...thank you." Desmond finished his maintenance check and closed down his station before exiting the room and locking the door. There were several "guests" waiting for him in the main hallway.
"We thought you said you'd leave us be until our transport came. Your women have been her
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ALTERNATE UNIVERSE Collaboration with Drakhand006
Lydia Washington happily sipped the chilled fruit juice that the black, eyeless killer insectoid handed her.
"You got yourself some too, I hope," she said as he settled down in the warm salt water at her side.
"I had some earlier today, thanks Auntie. This IS very nice. The resin holds the heat in really well."
They were relaxing in the oval tub the hive had constructed for Lydia just in from the tide line on the shore of the Great Western Sea. Lydia enjoyed the ocean, but all were concerned for the elderly human's safety. Her grandnephew Desmond had come up with the idea, based on the large tub that used to grace his wife's home back on earth. Aunt Lydia could enjoy the salt air and the roar of the ocean in safety and comfort. It was considered a great honor to make Lydia's life as pleasant as possible. She was beloved by all, respected for her wisdom and appreciated for her quick wit and kind words.