“What do you mean it just fell off?!” Stacy looked at James with bewilderment. James got up from his spot on the floor and looked his second in command warrant officer with a calm expression.
“I went to go get some extra supplies from the wreck room” he said
“Kit asked me to do some extra test and I needed more supplies” James walked behind Stacy to the medical pod bed where Ryan was still laying unconscious and continued his story.
“When I came back into the room, the creature was gone from Ryan’s face” Stacy and Kit walked over to Ryan’s stilled body. Stacy looked at Kit with worry in her eyes but Kit didn’t notice as he was looking over Ryan’s lifeless form.
“Ryan’s vital signs are normal, he’s still alive but the creature is nowhere to be found” Both Kit and Stacy turned to look at James with a bewilderment expression.
“You mean to tell me that this thing is up and loose in the ship!?” Kit’s voice boomed in the room.
“Calm the fuck down Kit!” Carter balked at his Warrant Officer with an equal amount of volume in his voice. Kit wasn’t going to have any of his Captain’s temper or his enraged attitude. Kit stepped up into Carter’s face and gave him a cold steel look. He was about to say something vial to his Captain until Stacy came up from behind Kit and went in between the two hot headed men.
“Kit don’t!” Stacy went right in front of her boyfriend and put her hands on his chest. She could feel his heart pounding in his chest. She looked up at him, to find that he was still giving there Captain a deathly glare.
“You two have to calm the hell down!” Stacy said trying to push Kit back away from the Captain’s face. But Kit didn’t budge as Carter kept his death stare at Kit. This was nothing new, for these two men always had some sort of respected hatred for each other. But right now, Kit was fuming which he should feel rightfully so.
“If you would of fucking listened and done the quarantine in the fucking first place, which you know, was protocol…we wouldn’t be having that fucking thing lose in this ship” Kit’s accent became deep and heavy with anger as he spoke and his voice rising.
“Back the fuck off Kit!” Carter demanded as he stood in his place.
“Would you two stop it!?” Stacy raised her voice over the heated tension between the two men. Both Kit and Carter stepped back from each other, just enough to give each other some personal space. Carter’s icy blue eyes kept his death glare on Kit but Kit looked down at Stacy’s angered face.
“This isn’t going to help us find out what happened to that thing that was on Ryan’s face…” Stacy looked Kit in the eyes; she saw his expression starting to soften a bit. Stacy let go of Kit’s chest and looked between the both men that was standing in front of her.
“Look for what we know, Ryan is still alive but now we have to find this creature and contain it before it gets lost anywhere else on the ship” Now both the men were looking at Stacy as she spoke.
“It couldn’t have gotten far…me and Kit will look in the break room that is next door, Captain you and James can keep looking here and check on Ryan…okay?” Both Kit and Carter looked back at each other and gave one another a second dirty stare down.
“Okay?!” Stacy tried to bring back there attention. Kit looked down at Stacy and nodded his head in understanding before turning around angrily and heading towards the door. Stacy looked on as Kit walked away; she knew Kit would be angry for the remainder of the day. He had a hard time letting things go whenever he got into an argument. Stacy turned around and looked at her Captain.
“Please check up on Ryan and make sure he is okay” Stacy was ready to turn around and head out the door way when her Captain called out to her.
“You better keep your boyfriend in check” This statement made Stacy freeze in her place. ‘Does he know?’ She thought to herself. She didn’t want to alarm her Captain of his statement that he just made. The last thing she needed with the current situation was for him to be suspicious of her and Kit dating. That could lead to extra problems she didn’t need at the moment. She just turned to look at her Captain who was still visibly angry.
“Will do Captain…”
“You have to learn to control your temper” Stacy stated as she came into the break room to find Kit looking under a desk in the middle of the room. He didn’t turn to look at her. The room was partially lit. The only light that came into the room was from the enormous window that looked out into deep space and the galaxy stars gave the room a soft glow.
“I understand what he did was wrong but you acting like that do not help the problem it just makes it worse” Kit moved from under the desk and headed over to the other side of the room and not answering his girlfriend.
“Kit are you fucking listening to me?” Stacy spat out.
“I hear you” Kit said coolly as he grabbed a flashlight from a nearby table. He turned on the flashlight and started looking around in the dim corners of the room. Stacy annoyingly went around the table where he was standing and stood right in front of him.
“I don’t give a shit if you’re still mad, you can’t keep acting like that!” Kit looked up from where he was looking at gazed at his frustrated girlfriend. Even with her annoyed with him, she still looked beautiful to him. Her deep curls were pulled back into a messy ponytail and her deep brown eyes stared intently into Kit’s and it only softened Kit’s heart. To try and lighten the mood and her attitude he lifted his flashlight to Stacy’s face only to further her annoyances with him as she was blinded by the light.
“Kit stop it! I’m serious!” She raised her voice only to have Kit chuckle uncontrollably, his laughter was so contagious that Stacy started to smile but she really wanted to keep her seriousness with him. Just then there was a rustling sound coming from behind Stacy. The couple turned their attention to the sound that was coming from the far corner of the room.
“Get behind me…” Kit said as he took Stacy by the arm and brought her behind him. Kit slowly walked over to the dark corner where the suspicious noise came from. There was nothing but dim blackness and the silhouette of the chairs and tables that were in the corner of the room. Just as he walked closer to the corner, something quick and dark jump out from the empty corner and landed on Kit’s chest.
“Fuck!” Kit yelled as he fell backwards. Stacy screeched as well as Kit fell to the ground. She ran up to Kit on the floor and watch as the gloomy figure scurried away.
Kit took his flashlight from the floor and pointed at the direction of where the moving figure went. The light shown over the alien and its long tentacles as it slowly started to move from the corner of the room. The grey and blue creature twitched and stopped in its place. The alien’s exterior body started to shrink and wither into a lumped ball. Green and dark blue ooze came out from its body and started to spread on the floor. Kit and Stacy watched as they were still on the floor. The alien’s liquid substance started to bubble and disintegrate the floor underneath it. Kit got up from the ground and helped Stacy up from her spot. They both walked slowly up to the now withered creature’s body. They stopped just close to it and gave it a further look. Stacy covered her mouth as the stench that came from its body was vial.
“Go get the Captain” Kit said calmly and softly. Stacy walked backwards to the door and turned to make a sprint to the medical room to get there Captain.
“What the hell is all of that?” Daniel asked as he looked on at the sight that was before him. Everyone was now in the supply room looking at the alien creature in the far corner. Kit, Stacy and Daniel stood back as James, Rick, Carter and Chiana examined the unknown alien.
The creature was now shrunk into a messy ball. It was blobby and its ooze of blood disintegrated right through the floor.
“Shit! It’s going through the floor” Rick quickly said as he ran out the room.
“What? What’s wrong?” Stacy asked as she looked at Rick running out the room and Daniel falling not too far behind.
“Fuck…its blood is going to land in the engine room…” Carter stated as he rushed out the room. Kit and Stacy followed behind Carter as they descended down the narrow corridor and exited down a long ladder to the next level of the MOYA ship. Everyone started looking up at the ceiling to see where the alien’s blood dripped through. Daniel and Rick were already at the end were the creatures blood stopped dripping from the top of the engine rooms roof. Rick grabbed a pen from his pocket and moved the object over the liquid substance.
“That shit is acid man…”Daniel said as he looked at Rick’s pen disintegrating in front of their eyes. Kit and Stacy glanced at each other as Carter stepped forward and carefully took the pen from Rick.
“Okay…from the looks of it, it’s dead and can’t do much harm now” Carter gave the pen back to Rick. Rick had a confused expression written on his face as to why his captain gave him back the tainted pen. He knew he could never use it again so why even give it back?
“Stacy, go to James and Chiana and check up on Ryan okay?” Carter commanded more than asking Stacy to do that request. Stacy nodded and walked away from the group to head back to the medical room.
Kit walked closer to the gaping hole that was in the middle of the engine room’s corridor. All of the coils and humming of the computers rang out in the room as Kit was careful not to walk under the hole. Kit stood close to his captain and gave a thoughtful sigh.
“What the hell you think that thing is?” Kit asked in a huff.
“I don’t know…” Carter answered in equal parts frustration and worry.
“All I know is…with blood like that, it’s extremely dangerous…”
The cold air hit Ryan’s body like a cool ocean wave. All of his senses started coming back to life as he lay on the medical table. Instead of having tentacles wrapped around his body, it was now an oxygen mask and medical suction cups tracking his heart rate and blood pressure.
‘Systems anatomy analysis complete’ the computer S.I.S.T.E.R rang out in the medical room. The clicking of the computers indicated that everything was complete and Ryan can get off of the medical bed. Both Chiana and Stacy walked over from the medical computers and helped Ryan get out of the suction cups and help him sit up. His body felt like it was on fire but the room was deathly cold.
“How do you feel?” Stacy asked warmly as she asked warmly as Ryan sat up from the bed.
“I feel alright…I feel a bit light headed but…I think I’ll be okay” Stacy gave her ship mate a closer look. His skin looked pale and clammy but he seemed to be alert and aware of his surroundings. Chiana took off the last suction cup from his chest and helped hold his hands.
“I’m going to need you to stand up for me…” Chiana held Ryan’s hands firmly as he planted his feet on the floor and finally tried to take his first steps. He seemed wobbly and walking out of place but with the help of Chiana and Stacy, he was able to walk a few feet across the room. Just as he was trying to stay upright, the rest of the ship crew came in to see how Ryan was progressing.
“So, you finally came back from the dead huh?” Daniel joked as he walked up to Ryan’s still shaky form. Ryan gave a small chuckle as looked on the rest of his crew.
“We were worried sick about you man!” Rick said with some relief and excitement in his voice.
“No worries…I’ll be alright…” Ryan said with a weak smile.
Just as Stacy stepped away from the group to gather up her data of Ryan’s health on the hand held tablet that was near the controllers, James came up from behind her and snatched the tablet right out of her hands. Stacy turned to James to give him a perplexed expression.
“Sorry…didn’t mean to snatch that out of your hands like that” James went on to say as he placed the tablet on his chest.
“It’s that…I pretty much have been on this case since the start…I’ll handle all the work on Ryan and the organism myself if that’s okay?” James gave Stacy a thoughtful smile. It seemed weird for him to be acting like this Stacy thought as she looked at James.
“Um…Okay sure…if you need any help with anything, just ask” Stacy said warmly.
“Will do…” James replied. He turned on his heels and quickly walked passed the crew members near Ryan and out the medical room in a hurry.
“I can’t wait to go home…” Stacy said as she stared to fix her hair in the ships dressing room mirror. Kit watched as she brushed out and teased her thick and curly hair. It was so full of volume that it covered most of her petite face.
“I can’t wait either” Kit said as he stood up from one of the benches and walked behind his girlfriend. He wrapped his arms around her small waist and started to kiss her shoulder blade.
“Kit…” she moaned as she felt his warm lips touched her skin.
“What if someone walks in on us?” she quietly asked as she closed her eyes to the feel of Kit touching her body. She had already stopped messing with her hair and let her boyfriend’s hands touch her delicate waist and kiss her warm skin. Kit pushed her hair to the side and started to kiss and softly huff in her ear.
“I can’t wait to go home so we can properly be girlfriend and boyfriend…” Stacy smiled at the thought of that. Ever since they have been working on this ship for four years, they never could be able to say they were girlfriend and boyfriend because of the rules that was placed on ship mates dating. Stacy turned to face her lover and planted a small but light kiss.
“Well…I would love to do this now…but we have to get ready before we head back to hyper sleep…” her voice was low, only for her and Kit could hear.
“Hmmm….not until I do this” Kit pushed Stacy up against the full length mirror and started to eagerly undo his pants and help her out of hers. He fully took off her pants and hiked up her body as he aligned his already hard cock inside her already moist entrance. The both breathed and moaned into each other’s mouths as Kit vigorously fucked Stacy up against the mirror. Not caring if anyone decided to walk in on them…
“I don’t wanna go back in!” Daniel mockingly grumped like a little small child.
“Well, you don’t have much of a choice” Chiana chuckled as she watched Daniel pout some more.
Everyone had just finished eating dinner and was hanging out in the break room. The break room was filled with build in computers and a wet bar on the side of the room. It had plush couches throughout and everyone was lounging around getting ready to head back into the sleep chamber pods and go back to hyper sleep and land back on earth. Chiana looked up as Kit and Stacy walked into the room. They had a slight grin plastered all over their faces and Kit seemed to be a mess as his pants didn’t seem to fit anymore and his underwear were partially showing. There was something about those two that Chiana couldn’t place her finger on.
Just as she was about to walk over to Stacy and Kit from across the room, a loud cough rang out into the room. Everyone turned to the noise to find Ryan start to hack and cough loudly.
“Hey man, you okay?” Rick asked as he started patting his friends back.
“I’m fine…” Ryan tries to say as he coughed but his coughing started to get worst. It started to feel like a burning sensation in the back of his throat. Everyone walked over to Ryan to make sure he was alright, except for the science officer James…
“Ryan… relax…” Kit said trying his best to soothe his ship mate as Ryan started to hyperventilate and cough at the same time. Carter came around to one of his sides as Kit and Rick held his arms as he was starting to wheeze and cough up blood. Just then Ryan started to double over in pain as he fell to the ground on his knees. Everyone stepped back from him as they started to hear crackling sounds coming from his body and he did a cross between yelling and coughing as he started to feel his insides twist and turn. Blood started dripping from his nose and eyes as he gurgled and cry in pain. Both Stacy and Chiana screamed in horror as they witness Ryan’s body snap and combust into three different parts. His abdomen was ripped into two as his head and shoulder blades were ripped apart and Ryan’s insides were flying out in all directions. His blood landed on the floor and nearby walls and on everyone’s clothing and face. The one with the brunt in of the splash was Kit and the Captain. What started to come out of Ryan’s body was the same creature that latched on to his body, but it now had long arms and a crippling face that matched between a praying mantis and a deformed bug as it was covered in Ryan’s own blood. Everyone looked on in horror as the creature finally came out of Ryan’s body and ran past the group, up the wall and busted into the vents of the ship…