Perils of S.P.A.C.E. Episode 18

Previously on Perils of S.P.A.C.E.: Against Astralyn’s advice, Sundance leaves the StarTango to explore the planet and successfully gets himself captured by the residing cultists.

Episode 18: Cult of the Obsidian Mask, Part III: Green Eyes

“I should have gone with him,” Astralyn said. She held the yellow communicator in her hands and waited for Sundance to say something else. “I should have gone with him.”

“He’s going to be fine.” Timmy sat up from underneath his console and sighed. “The captain will be back before you know it.”

Astralyn shook her head. “I don’t know about that. If what he said is true, something brought us here and I think it’s lurking around out there.”

“I can’t argue with that,” Timmy replied. “But I assure you that the captain can take care of himself.” He laid back down and continued working.

“You sure have a lot of faith in him,” noted Astralyn.

“He’s never given me a reason not to.”

Astralyn stared at the back door and debated whether she should go out there and try to find Sundance. She took another step towards the door and placed her hand on it. She looked back at Timmy and saw how calm he was. He didn’t appear to be worried. She paused and stepped away from the door. She figured maybe she should take a page from him and just relax. Little did she know, Timmy was getting that feeling in his stomach.


Deep inside the temple, a woman sat in her dressing room, which was decorated in the furs of the animals that inhabit the jungle. She had light brown skin, long black hair that was done up in a beehive. She wore a long black robe, which she opened just enough to reveal her cleavage. She stared at her reflection in the mirror and admired her green eyes. As she checked her hair, she saw that her reflection began to fade away to black. She rolled her eyes and straightened her posture. This couldn’t have come at a worse time.

“What is it this time?” she asked.

The mirror began to ripple like dark water. A soft voice slithered between the waves. “Are you ready, Iphigenia?”

“Ready? I’ve been ready for weeks,” she replied. “The others are ready to begin the Transference Ceremony.”

“Perfect.” The ripples quivered rapidly. “Your Chosen One has been apprehended. He is coming to you now.”

There was a knock on the door to the dressing room. Iphigenia looked behind her just as two men in robes entered carrying an unconscious man.

“Is this who you’re talking about?” She turned back to the mirror, but all she saw was her reflection. “Of course.”

“We found him snooping around outside,” one of the men said. “What do you want us to do with him?”

Iphigenia looked to her bed and the men immediately knew what to do. Once they threw him onto the bed, the men bowed and then left the room. She stood up from her seat and sashayed over to her bed.

“So, you’re the Chosen One, huh?” Iphigenia looked down at the captain and admired him from top to bottom; she particularly enjoyed the pink shorts. “He always sends the best.”

She sat down on the bed and began to caress Sundance’s hair. This caused him to wake up. He lifted his head and the first thing he saw when he opened his eyes was Iphigenia’s cleavage. He jerked his head back and rubbed his eyes. It wasn’t that he didn’t enjoy the view, it was the last thing he expected to see.

“Hello!” Sundance exclaimed. His eyes quickly darted to whom the bountiful bosom belonged to.

“Hello, Captain.” Iphigenia smiled at him and lifted him up from his sleeping position. “Do not worry. My followers found you in the jungle and brought you here to me.”

“Tell your followers that I’m very grateful.” Sundance trained his eyes to stay on her face. “Who, pray tell, are you?”

“I am Iphigenia, leader of the Obsidian Clan,” she replied. She smiled at him.

“Leader, huh?” Sundance attempted to roll off the bed, but Iphigenia held him in place. “Look, I didn’t mean to trespass. My ship was brought here and I was just looking around to see…”

Iphigenia placed her index finger on his lips and shushed him. “There’s no need to apologize. Your coming has been foretold. You are our Chosen One.” She started to caress his face. She could see the combination of discomfort and arousal in his eyes. “There’s no need to fear. I am going to take good care of you.”

“As much as I would like to stay and enjoy your hospitality,” Sundance took her hands and placed them on her lap. “I have a crew to get back to. They’re waiting for me.”

“Don’t you worry about them.” Sundance didn’t like the slight smirk on her face. She placed her hands on his shoulder, keeping him in place.

“No, no, I don’t think you understand.” Sundance tried to remove her hands, but they were suddenly like stone.

“No, you don’t understand.” She pushed him onto his back and climbed on top of him.

“Umm, do the words, ‘No means no’ mean anything to you?” Sundance tried to push her off, but once he looked into her eyes, all of his strength slowly faded away. His arms fell limply to his sides. The only thing he could do was look up into her eyes. They started to flash green and white. Sundance felt his thoughts of leaving, of Astralyn, of Timmy slip away. When his mind was a complete blank, his eyes rolled to the back of his head and he passed out. Iphigenia climbed off of him in triumph. He was hers now.

To be continued…

Onward to Episode 19!

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