Delta Whiskey and Pi: Lilith
Woke up in our barracks room with Cat in one arm Su in the other and Eena curled between my legs, Verity spooned Cat and drooled on my arm. Took a moment to admire each and ponder the star chamber. No matter how I worked it out, that seemed rather bizarre. “Did my babes just get ravaged by Enoch’s Watchers?”
Su stretched and yawned. “There’s a t-shirt.” The one she wore read, The Angels Have The Phone-box. She got up refreshed, a new one draped over, Did My Babes Just Get Ravaged By Enoch’s Watchers? and sipped cider. Her long naked legs begged my hands. She kissed me and smiled with a sparkle in her eye.
I played victim. “You bewitch me every time I gaze upon. What spells have you cast, how many potions have I drank? Why do you captivate me so?”
She melted on me. “Mom explained everything. When you love give yourself completely.”
Call me dense thick ninnyhmmer, went right past me. To my credit I held her dear thinking I could not love her more. Silence sometimes best, we enjoyed the moment. The scent on her breath and taste of cider on her tongue, her gentle passion and complete surrender sent me beyond desire and our passion calmed to tender love.
“Good morning.” Cat tasted her mouth peered us one-eyed and scratched her scalp. Reacted to her taste and burped. “I need a shower. Hawk, bathe me.”
I holo ed a shower wall and stood with her and Su under steaming jets, scrubbed and massaged them awake and toweled them some before refreshing into cute almost nothings for me to grope. Eena included herself so I pampered her too. Cat and Su forgave if I showed her a little more attention. Verity helped bathe Cat and allowed me fondle, but really preferred Cat.
Gunny inspected us at line up and assigned Carson banner bearer due to an incident the other night involving an officer’s daughter. We were warned about girls living on base. They wandered around all the time, flashing teasing and generally annoying our girls. Leave it to Young Master Bates. She had us hump a few stretch and exercise before breakfast.
“So what happened? Did we get manhandled by the Fallen?” Cat spooned more yogurt and cereal. “Maybe it’s the box, but I think I know why Lilith said no. What’s Adam compared to them?”
“Cat!” Su blanched then blushed.
“Ah, see? Ha ha!” Cat pointed accusing, then frowned. “But to have Nephilim meant she was raped because she refused Adam, she’d also refuse them? Omigosh, you might be right, Lilith is the victim.”
Verity worked her jaw muscles through a long breath gazing memories, glanced me and smiled. “You know Lilith?”
Cat spoke first. “Wrote a paper, saga really about the life of Lilith. Raphael and Gabriel decided to create life of similar form. Michael warned against it, knowing what troubles it will bring. But the other two were convinced this would be another to ascend. Again Michael warned, so few have done. But his love for his sister let her have her way. It always did. While Raphael left to gather the finest clays, Gabby prepared a garden where they would live, a beautiful valley of four rivers. As she worked, she collected favorite things, sweet blossoms nectars honey fruit and berries, plucked fur from bunnies and kittens down from chicks and milk from every mother she pulled the finest cream. These she added to a giant model of DNA on a dais, molded stuff together, breathed life into, and called her Lilith. Like her creator, Lilith was sharp-minded and quick to learn as she helped finish the Garden.
“When Raphael finally returned, he beheld Lilith and dropped the clay into river mud and asked Gabby what and how. Not to be outdone, he gathered clay and a few of his faves frog legs puppy fur lizard tails snail shells, molded breathed life into and called it Adam. Gabby was born from love, Adam, competition. For a time, Raph, played father and brother, explored discovered and explained the world. Gabby taught them to make tools to make picking fruit and nuts easier. Adam tried to eat most everything, saw lions bears tigers crocodiles hunt and liked fish and meat and the taste of blood. Seeing him eat raw carnage repulsed Gabby and Lilith.
“But use of fire is strictly controlled, it is an elemental that bridges realities. Those who dwelled beyond the Garden did not feel Adam should learn it. So Gabby taught Lilith. Now at least she could get him to eat cooked meat, and taught Lilith to stew smoke and grill. Thing was Lilith could do everything herself, make tools weave baskets and mats collect herbs and berries bring down small game and cook it. Adam liked to bring down something big boast and bask in glory for a week. She did most of the gutting cleaning racking and smoking, he skinned stretched and cured or watched her.
“Lilith saw little ones in the wild and watched mothers care for their young, many without mates to share the duties. She just wasn’t ready for that, later, after she lived for herself a while. Adam was okay fun to be with most of the time, she knew they were meant for each other but . . . he scratched his butt and sniffed his fingers!”
Verity laughed heartily and snorted.
Cat grinned. “I know right? She enjoyed his body and let him enjoy hers but not vaginally, she knew what that meant. So she entertained him orally and anally, got him off whenever he wanted. And for his part, Adam enjoyed making her squeal. But as years rolled by, and Lilith showed no interest in rearing young, Adam began to wonder if they were destined to live and die alone. Raph gave him a desire for legacy yet he saw no way to fulfill. So he did what all men must; waited. And waited. The Garden was large and filled with wonders Lilith had to see explore and experience. If that meant fighting off hyena gater-wresting or lion taming she was all for it for they were her friends and established herself benevolent queen of beasts. She wandered with and without Adam, who enjoyed staying in one spot for a while. When she returned he always had a nice nest prepared. Touched by this, she allowed him pamper and lavish her with gifts, she liked pretty bobbles, but still not interested in raising young. They had not aged and the world was big, plenty for later. Frustrated, Adam grew angry, struck and forced himself on her. Stunned and bewildered, Lilith struggled but remained pinned and impaled. She could only grit her teeth and bear it, blamed herself and felt sorry for the man, and for the first time feared him. When they wrestled he was gentle playful and loving. She saw him get upset and frustrated before, even throw a tantrum but those all made her laugh. This was feral rage and he hit her. Afterword Adam felt filthy, apologized and dashed away to bathe but more to get away from her look of betrayal. She too needed to get away and ran into the night hurt and confused.
“Place of birth beside the Tree of Life was out, first place he’d look. Lilith traveled beyond the Garden far north to a rain forest cave where she could settle and raise her child. She had no time to feel sorry for herself, had to prepare a home and stock supplies. Seasons outside the Garden are brutal. This meant know the land. She had animal friends for this, and soon learned what to eat and what had medicinal qualities. Having a baby meant craving meat bitter fruit tart drink and plenty of sweets. Foraging and hunting she gathered and killed more than needed set aside and hung supplies. Her cave looked like a home with a banked hearth, floor mats baskets and woven blankets of wool cotton and other fibers. With it she made cord to hang meat root and herbs. When her baby came, her owl friend hooted, her wolf and mare stood guard outside, worried now relieved they touched noses gazed in and sighed.
“A baby boy cried and howled, then laughed and squealed, and settled to suckle contented. Exhausted sore overwhelmed by sensation, Lilith adored him and scolded herself for waiting so long. They can explore together. She put it and all else aside and gazed complete adoration on him. He was a happy talkative baby, quick to laugh and find humor, had no fear and like his mother spoke to animals. While naming them she pointed herself and said, Lilith, then pointed him. He smiled and waved both hands. Ablah! She laughed tickled and called him Abel. Little Abel pointed her and said, Mama.
“First year was exhausting and full of laughs, second and third required huge amounts of patience Adam prepared her for. Abel often made her think of him, so much like him in manner and determination. If he got interested in something, he went all in fully absorbed, his fascination a delight to watch. By next spring he was more than ready to explore the world.”
“Let’s go people! Move it move it — get the lead out!” Gunny growled to Cat’s audience, “I know, but we gotta go. Continue later. I wanna hear.”
At the range M had more in store for us. “Urban combat zone with civilian combatants and innocent bystanders; bad guys are uniformed black head-dress; your task, blend and take out the bad guys using close quarter combat skills; be quick and silent.”
Like walking onto a set, creatures of every kind in all manner of dress, some humanoid and hot others not so. Many of the guys were naked waist down semi-erect and gooey. So were femme, slutty xeno-babes who pawed in passing. Gunny identified a group of aliens in black helmet hats with rifles. They stood at an outdoor bar watching a table of young xeno-babes. She signaled and the girls fanned out broke into chatting groups and flounced to tables all aflutter. While most entertained the locals, Gunny and others including Verity and my babes lured the bad guys to a door on the wall closed it behind and came out a few seconds later sans bad guys. No muss no fuss.
Su took my wrist and stroked her leg with my hand. “That was fun!”
Hands pincers tentacles and claws pulled her away. Cat gone too.
Me and the guys traded looks.
Slinger growled, “Can’t use the same, they’ll be expecting it. How do we make ‘em not see us coming?”
I held up my hand, focused on gunny and my babes. “Wait, look and see. The ladies might gain the upper hand. Spread out and stand ready.”
Humanoid and not so they all had fair sized schlongs for our ladies admire, and forced to notice without even a hello. Digits in rectums were replaced by these and pushed far inside. Gunny and the girls endured and glanced around. We made eye contact and agreed to find a way. Cat looked me not to rush. Su looked me and climaxed. Verity and Eena were faced the other way asses up faces down. Call me voyeur pervert whatever, I took a moment to admire, noted holo-cams and thought how I might direct. This was good stuff, live-action manga, babes brutally defiled by aliens.
Turning point was when we noticed they tended to climax together, weak during changeover. That’s when we struck. Like dragons spewing Hell, we hosed them down and extracted girls, continued with secondary grenades and holo-incendiary bombs. M answered with a swarm of horny insects. Guys including yours truly got pierced. Thank goodness Su was close enough to kiss. Closed my eyes and got lost in her, until we got pulled apart and her filled with someone else. Fortunately me and the guys got discarded so we put our heads together again. Got stunned and assailed by sexy xeno-babes. Score another for M.
At lunch Cat showed off her ability to holo the story. “Together they traveled mother and son with animal friends, to the wide ocean where the Great Cliff began, turned east and journeyed to the crest of a giant forest plain, black trees frosted red murky haze and a dark tower, turned south to the edge of a desert waste, circled back and followed the cliff where it towered miles above lost in cloud. Here they came upon an ancient race of odd yet beautiful tree dwellers who lived in harmony with nature. Impressive as animal friends they were taken in and the boy taught many wonders of nature and the supernatural. But these were a strange people who slept long in cocoon pods. Lilith was treated well and often playful. For a time she and Abel stayed near, never more than a few days ride. Abel enjoyed riding a temperamental lion who adored him, much to the amaze of the ancients. They watched him grow and become in some ways more than equal in talent and mind. In him they saw two futures and wondered. And so Abel grew to manhood. His differences and hers became an item of interest, something she wished but he would not let go. It was time.
“The years had not been kind to Adam, his mustache and beard once kept neat now long and scruffy his hair wild. The first was his fault hands down. The second, what happened? He went to the Tree and asked for help, waited as told, but finally asked for a new one, instructed what he wanted as she came to be, this one was supposed to be everything he could want. What went wrong? She snorted a few times?
“Gabby had to be talked into doing it. She was still mad at him and felt he deserved isolation, but gave in when brother Samael asked. Michael shook his head. She told them what to collect, but being guys and overjoyed with hurry, collected not the prettiest best smelling but any blossom at hand, instead of fur puppy and kitten whiskers, rather than the finest honey and royal jam, whatever they found. Gabby too was not in the right mind, Lilith with love this one resent and spite. And so Aswan came to be, fair-haired less independent yet capable and just as stubborn with the highest standards; his bobbles better shine. Those pearl-thingies are nice and shells with pretty insides. She made many demands most of all his time. All those years of solitude, he forgot how much space Lilith gave him. Aswan did not let him out of her sight, demanded his attention craving his body. She never thought to cook or help out, preferring her big strong hero to provide her needs. It took a while but he found if he taught her praised and corrected, she did to please. Just as able, she could do anything the original could, just needed a push to do it. But she never did without being asked. He began missing Lilith more each day, until Aswan showed pregers and drove Lilith from mind. Finally he was going to be a father! When she came out girl he fell in love and covered both in adoration. Two more followed and he adored them too. Each had her own character, the first bright and helpful, the second quiet and brooding, third happy and playful. Then came a son, loud feisty solid baby with a strong grip. Aswan called him Cain and adored him beyond all else. More girls followed and Adam, busy with many demands enjoyed providing for his family. Having only step outside to pick breakfast toss a net for lunch and dinner, the rest of his day was entertain kids. And playing was his thing. Play, laughter, rich flowing hair, distant images of long ago. Then she returned with a young man. Daughters greeted them with delight. Lilith looked much the same if not more radiant and divine. Aswan remained young and beautiful but Lilith shone.
“Aswan did not like her on sight. This is the one she’d been compared and not even measured. From the beginning she knew her status as replacement and desperately wanted to please him but never knew how. He was moody and prone to complain. When he took time to teach, she focused hard because he had little patience but got angry when she did better or grunt and say he saw better. She was never good enough. But when she gave him children he became a new man, happy and proud of her and his family, the family she gave him. Now that shadow from the past returned with a son and possessing powers far beyond hers. How did she come by and can I? What are these animals doing in my house? Is that a lion and wolf?
“But Lilith saw a sister in Aswan and praised her for giving Adam a family, and apologized for denying him that joy. Then she took Aswan aside to visit and share. Soon the two cackled like school girls glance at Adam and laugh. When it was Aswan and his daughters everything was fine, now he felt helplessly outnumbered. So he did what any man, take his sons and learn them the world. Thing was Abel knew more.
“Cain did not like that. He enjoyed being the only boy, now his sisters even the ones dearest fawned the new guy. Older brother? Son of my father and that woman? Okay, she can stay but the guy has got to go. Dude knows a lot, seen a lot too. Took a while but he finally warmed to Abel, at least as a friend. When he got bigger, Cain enjoyed wrestling Abel and testing strength and accuracy.
“Aswan learned all she could. Now that she had a patient instructor she blossomed as a person to become confident and self assured. More than her beauty, she now knew she could do anything. She wanted to learn more, and asked to meet the ancients. Lilith saw no harm and thought it good. Perhaps they could all go.
“Adam declined, much needed be done before winter, though mild the season provided fewer choices and new ones not always tasty. In truth he was afraid of meeting them. Raph and Gabby, so grand and noble were kind beyond measure but he had no desire to meet others, like a child in a room of adults he did not belong. They gave him the Garden and he was happy. To journey beyond felt wrong. He peered his sons and nodded, that was for them. So he told Cain he could go if he chose. The Garden was given me, the rest is yours to explore. My daughters get my estate anyway. If you stay you answer to them. Every man’s curse. I name you woman, woe to man. And I love them so. I have grown much over the seasons and cycles of the sky. Lilith can show you more than I care to know. I am happy here in the Garden. Three daughters and the toddler remained with him as the rest bid fare well until next fall or spring. They will send word on wing or hoof.
“Journeys through the Garden were nothing new, but when they reached the edge and looked out at the less colorful world beyond, they hesitated but felt reassured when Lilith and Abel described wonders they’d seen. Onward they went with horse wolf lion and owl. None bothered them with wolf and lion on patrol, and they had bags draped over horse with many pockets some for snacks collected along the way. They learned much in tracking hunting and fishing, what plants were tasty and useful for stomach-pain cramps and bark for aches, how to carry embers and spark fire, most of all how to bathe without water using leaves oil and a scraper. Though never far from river or stream, this knowledge was treasured.
“Beyond rolling hills they glimpsed a wide plain with a ribbon forest following a winding river, and far in the distance a dense forest of green and gold nestled at the foot of a misty waterfall from high above. Crag upon crag, chipped stone columns and strange lava sculpted formations clashed and flowed as the the Great Cliff and ascended into cloud. But the golden forest splotched with living green appeared tranquil and homelike more enchanted than the Garden.
“And so they were met by ancients along the river, all varied and wonderful. Tiny winged folk and small ground dwellers with big noses liked the river banks but did not swim, finned silver-eyed kids splashed and tossed fish. Further in where it widened and deepened with a river lake, they met gentle large furry man-beasts and short colorful people with sharp eyes and furry feet. All welcomed them and shared their world of good will natural magic and love for all living things. Two daughters fell in love with this place and promised to return. Under a canopy of leaves and rainbow mist of the falls into a wide shallow pond, they met the tree dwellers. Who welcomed their return and greeted their visitors from the Garden Project with much ado. This is the Orchard, home to our kind. We dwell both here and above. When we are awake above we sleep in pods down here. Do you like honey with your tea?
“Aswan learned all she could, often trading her beauty for more, seduction her weapon of choice. Some worried she learned beyond her wisdom and began to school her instead. She didn’t want that. She wanted to learn everything and hadn’t time to be schooled, show me and let’s go. More give me more! So they turned her attention to music dance and sensual arts. This she enjoyed but began to resent not learning more mystic and magic. She wondered about the folk in the dark tower, they might teach her.
“Owl often flew back and forth with messages, though Adam had problems understanding more than having fun miss you. He had plenty to do with a toddler three daughters and river of fish. Now that he could spark fire, smoked fish became a staple, chawed jerky as he tossed his net, then chased the girls with his breath. They picked much mint parsley and water cress.”
“Alright people, let’s move. Continue at dinner?”
Cat kissed me as we rose. “Did you see my numbers? Omigosh, it’s really your story, you wrote it!”
I shrugged. “Happy to help, just put my name in the credits and kiss me.”
Afterword I turned to Su and puckered. “Kiss? T’ank you. Mm, you ladies taste good! Why do I bother with others?”
The abuse was quick and painful, their blush worth it.
Meatheads had us hip-toss and roll-over pin with a kick-out, worked in rope-work and basic shoulder-slam and roll-over take downs, lock-up and a few grapple moves. Then we paired up and worked a ring. Sparring the girls was great in costume, put them in classic slashed and tattered rag unitard, nothing really covered stockings and boots. Cat Su and Verity did well too, but showed off their amity to appear-ate, technically legal. Eena had fun but didn’t quite get it, didn’t sell pain. Carson and me were on the same page, played off each other, sold the pain, built momentum and turned the tide using just those basic moves. Selling exhaustion after trading momentum, he finished me off with a Rock Bottom/Book End and got the pin. That got the others to perform as entertainers.
At dinner, Cat, holo ed ate and spoke. “A season became two and they began their return when frost began to ease and fog burned early. They took their time, in no hurry and free to explore. Lilith and Abel led them to a village of root-dwellers who did not welcome them shared little and wished them on their way, liking how things have always been and did not like change, visitors from outside were change — entire days had to be adjusted, far too much trouble. They reminded of Adam and his closed ideas about the world, if it didn’t concern the Garden, it didn’t concern him.
“Two daughters said goodbye at the river-lake having homes with new friends and new lives to pursue. Aswan kissed them and made promise to visit.
“Cain too felt tremendous loss, both dear to him. He was not comfortable with his sisters and these creatures did not seem proper, too different not right wrong just plain wrong. He spent more time with the remaining sisters and jealously hoarded their attention. Then there was Abel’s friendly easy-going contagiously fun attitude, ability to create music, beast talk, move like a cat, and gentle fond expressions made him most desired and adored. Without trying he continually caused sensation and made the girls all aflutter. Sometimes just smile what? Sick pervert!
“When they re-entered the Garden, its tranquil serenity washed over all and old resents put aside, here life was to be enjoyed. Why did we ever leave? Wolf and lion pranced and played with Cain in the grass, horse grazed at her leisure tail wagged contented, as the girls sampled leaves twigs flowers and seeds. The party scattered, being home the girls knew every hollow and ridge and the best way home. This gave Aswan time to question Lilith more about the Black Forest.
“Upon arrival they found Adam worried with the child. The girls went out some time ago to collect salad leaves but never returned. He tracked them to the edge of the Garden but dared go no further with the little one. Though also her child, Aswan had to find the others. Adam was trained by, Gabby, at home in the wild fearless and friend to all. Trained him on insects, if he can hunt them he can hunt anything. Only person more at home in nature was Lilith. They and Abel set out to track. Cain was torn to go or stay with Aswan. She and sisters won.
“Despite his skill, Adam lost the trail not far beyond the Garden. Lilith and Abel picked it up and followed it north to a great saltwater, where it ended. If there was another shore it was beyond their sight, though islands dotted the water. Could they be on one of them? Who lives out there? Lilith and Abel used what they learned and fashioned timber into a sturdy ship, quickly hovered split cut notched placed and sealed in mere minutes. Removed from the comforts of the Garden, it took a few days to gather and prepare for voyage, made much easier by their use of magic. After many islands and shore endings, they found many tracks but no trace of the girls. Disheartened with double-loss from failure, they returned home.
“And found Aswan and all the girls old enough expecting. Cain shrugged so Aswan explained the ancients along the river. More daughters were born and in the years to follow still more. Abel enjoyed shepherding his flock of sheep for milk and wool and picked one every so often to enjoy, thankful for their nourishment. He helped raise the new ones and played them to nap under trees in sight of his flock. Cain liked to work the land, shape and make it yield its riches. For him growing grain was to harness the sun and wield its power. He loved knowing their bread came from his control of the life giver — should I stop or keep going?”
We got up and began walking, hologram too. “Everyone helped build and expand. The simple cave-hut and garden became a village complex patrolled by wolf and lion. Many girls had animal friends, the few who didn’t wrinkled their noses and studied reflections. Lilith too gave Adam daughters, exotic beauties with keen mind and bodies that grew to match their mother.
“Aswan enjoyed practicing what she learned and spoke with birds and beasts to learn more. Though she was merely one of many magi, hers was of a darker sort meant for gain or mean pranks. Yet to Adam she always yielded and waited his gentle scolding, to give herself and cast love on him her greatest joy.
“Having all these spell casters and enchanters unsettling at best, Adam, was not sure he liked his children so endowed. It took decades for him to master basic skills and he turned down most, preferring his own hands and gauge accordingly. Magic was lazy.
“Cain complained he need walk so far and was given use any horse. He complained not having one, and so one was given. It ran away. He complained again, this time he was given one at birth and told to assist hold and allow the mother, stay near and touch often, hold and stroke. Then he laughed and complained how much it ate drank and pooped. And though everyone loved the bread he provided, still laughed when he carted horse sheep goat and rabbit dung to his fields. The worst was chicken duck and goose shit sloshing around. And though they helped, his sisters would rather not. Praised his discovery and excellent bread. Good bread.
“Lilith took parties out to watch and explore, Adam to hunt and fish. Basically the family broke into 3 camps, Adam Lilith and Abel. Didn’t like that. Not at all. First they come and upset things, then take us on that ridiculous trip — learned a lot but lost two sisters! — then she has daughters who don’t know I exist, and now they all laugh — even Aswan — when I’m covered in piss and shit. Why do I have to be on Adam’s team? Why don’t I have one? Why do I always get piss and shit? — There’s a t-shirt! — just saying.
“So when everyone was off doing whatever, shepherd explore fish, Abel helped Cain on a challenge to clear a field faster. The heat sweltered, sweat poured, and they panted through the day, neither giving in. Before exhaustion took him, before admitting him better, Cain, unleashed years of pent anger and resentment now blind feral rage — and blacked out. When he came to there stood Raph, in search of Abel. And when he confronted his father, Adam wept and revealed how he loved Abel and cursed himself for not seeing him grow. And so draped in shame, Cain went into exile and walked out into the wastes.
“A hole in her life, Lilith decided it time to journey far away to places unknown. Eager to travel, anything to take their minds off it, Aswan and others wished to join. Adam felt the air would do many good and he could use the quiet. Some remained to be with him and the part soon departed. They made a good pace north and stepped beyond the border in three days. Lilith had in mind a destination but did not share, instead pushing adventure to the unknown. They skirted the shore east and curved north after many miles of broken freshwater inlets and islands where waters mingled. In the distance haze rose from the sea like a fog bank, columned and mushroomed high above, silent and eerie. Flocks of birds flew away as light flashed silent within, accented with looming shapes and moving shadows.
“North they traveled, the further so the more distant from home they felt. Crows took to Aswan and taught strange new verses. Spoken in such manner, wickedly funny things occurred, snares and accidents. They followed a river from wetland marsh to grassy plain and mixed orchards of trees and vines. Here animals ventured unafraid to meet them and nibble offerings. A forest of dense growth ended abruptly to fallen waste mostly burnt. They had to step careful just to find a way around, snares and bramble burnt or almost alive snatched at ankles. Creatures became strange in appearance and behavior. A wooly rhino charged and had to be fought off, cute furry creatures allowed them pet and cuddle, then turned and raped them. Wolf and lion became more agitated and horse near panic, they tried to release and send home but would not leave Lilith. And so by love stepped into shadow and the dark realm of the Black Forest.
“Aswan felt instantly at home with the horny and persuasive bird-like serpent-people, and delighted they were more than happy to teach at her speed. Serpent Lord Semyaza, took her under his leather wing and instructed her to harness control and focus her powers, and had his 20 leaders 200 followers and others teach as well.
“Lilith allowed play but often fended off vaginal advances. She knew the others suffered too. Some people just can’t accept no. Some of the girls enjoyed it and hung on to these serpent-like bat-people, got passed around, and soon showed pregers. She, her core team of daughters and a couple of Aswan’s used the Lair as base for missions into the forest to observe the tower, where she believed the 3 daughters to be. Wolf and lion kept her party and horse safe. Not liking the Lair dwellers, they wandered about while horse remained nervous.
“Loss of her son made finding these girls more urgent. She simply could not understand Aswan, it appeared magic more important. Well, to be fair she lost her son too. But then why the lack of care for lost daughters? Lilith felt mixed about everything and focused on her mission. Semyaza led an impressive army, but nothing like the formations gathering on the plain below, under the shadow of the dark spire and its prison fortress factory and armory. Legions poured in from distant lands, warriors of many ilk proud and fierce, carried blades of steel and light. Airships hovered and landed to belch more. There came ape-like ogres, orcs and goblins of varied races, giants too of many ilk, 9-12-ft with large heads on thick necks, 18-24-ft slim, 36-48-ft long haired muscular brutes and mean-looking babes. Smoke rose from stacks, hammers beat metal, steam hissed and whistled, cogs knocked gears rolled whips cracks slaves whimpered. Slave creatures from . . . they were all outlanders. She and the girls worked their way around to view different angles. Too many camps between they had no way to get closer.
“No, the years had not been kind. No word ever returned, no owl nor raven came. Nobody returned. He had his daughters, they could entertain but not give him a son. Lilith and Aswan were gone. He never considered such loss, felt the failure in every way. Try as would to entertain them, the girls watched him suffer. They too felt the emptiness of the once bustling estate. Adam went to Tree and asked what to do. No answer came and he felt more abandoned. He curled at its base and wept. Raph, found him and took pity, yet could not do what, Gabby, he did not have her skill, but he could clone a woman. And so, Eve, came to be. She completed him and meant for but so far from, Lilith and Aswan, he had to completely throw out everything he thought he knew and start over, this time determined to do things right.
“After learning their story, Eve, felt part of a great sisterhood but knew herself nowhere near their ability, as Adam. She possessed neither ability nor potential, that part of her brain turned off, very much human, Gabby allowed no copies, cha-ching!”
Verity cackled and slapped Cat’s thigh.
“I added that. Her children that followed were less great as those from Aswan and nothing compared to Abel. But they were his. Eve gave him sons and daughters. After 5 she asked take a break, entertained him a whole year, then had 7 more over the next ten. In another decade they became grandparents. Another settlement was built up river on the other fork to separate there water. Adam didn’t want their waste.
“And so Cain found them when he stumbled in from the north. ‘O, father I have seen such horrors! Please forgive long enough and hear me, for I have much to say. I wandered the wilderness for days beyond count, lost in misery for rashness and loss of my brother — Father, I did love him! I met outlanders who called it Nod. They offered me food drink and blue-skinned beauties with 4-arms. They let me travel with and I saw many wonders: flying chariots that belch fire and smoke, warriors with lances of thunder and smoke, magi who can make things fly disappear and reappear, and dancers — O, the dancers! Mighty fortresses and floating cities stone temples and giants of many shapes and sizes. Father, its a zoo out there, creatures of all sort to talk to! And I was given a task to find my mother and help her need. She was in the Black Forest far north. I journeyed alone into the wild again, this time with purpose. Dark shapes moved around watching from shadows and sounds of crunched leaves could not dissuade, Aswan needed me. Serpents who knew her met me and took me to their leader Semyaza. She and her party were captives in the tower. Recently a new power emerged there, a dark queen of shadows. Whispers of, Lady Mara, I heard in hidden forest villages of other magic folk. Legends of a Serpent King and Dragon Lord dwelling in the tower, wanting to rule Lower Earth are ancient. Heard them in my travels. Sem himself took me by secret ways to get past the armies being assembled — for what I had no idea. We entered the fortress through a culvert, through a chamber of sleeping crocodiles, into a passage under the tower proper. Some industry of war, things I did not understand, slaves working and laboring for ends I cannot see. Semyaza pointed and took station. I went to the cell and found her huddled in the corner naked and abused. She did not know me, just gazed desperation fondled stroked and sucked. I tried to stop her and get her focused, Father, this is Aswan, I was helpless. So after, I held her up and got her to see me. She smiled and said she knew I’d find her. I asked about the others and discovered all were fuck toys especially Lilith. Even pregers they received constant attention daily, stopping long enough to give birth. These children are great and powerful. Some grow to be giant men and women, some with strange powers, others . . . Father they are breeding new races! Aswan said I now have many more brothers and sisters nieces and nephews, most she did not know.’
“Adam held up a hand. ‘Did you free them? Are they coming?’
“Cain motioned calm. ‘Please, allow me continue. She led us through the dungeon passages, avoided guards and passing patrols, to a large air-shaft. We entered and crawled to a screen and looked on irk and goblin raping my sisters. She held me back, I wanted to do harm! But she was right: there were too many; I’d only get killed she and Semyaza captured. In another chamber, Lilith, hung arms out secured to a hanging pole, 2 or 3 occupy her day and night. Aswan showed me what she and others had been able to discover over the years. It wasn’t much but a start. We also had an army of 200. First things first, rescue her. Escape was not easy, patrols and guards changed and the crocs woke up. We managed with Aswan’s beast-mastery, moat too. Back at the Lair, Sem, explained the Dark Tower was creating new races to rule the world. Saw the same before, not as creepy but factory production of races at the Indus project, Blossom in the east, Midgard further north, a small outfit in Nod, something called Vision Quest across the salt waters, Father, we are the Garden project.’
“Adam thought of the Tree Raph and Gabby. ‘Tree of Life and we are its fruit. Now I understand. So, they are not gods.’
“Eve cautioned him. ‘They never claimed to be. We must not fault without understanding. It is not ours to judge, but what you describe is wrong, even more we know why!’
“Adam regarded her. ‘Your double-speak well taken.’
“But Cain had more. ‘Knowing my sisters were alive was enough. I began to survey and map the area around the keep, and penetrate the castle to get the lay and schedule. Sem and his people were of great help, assisted me in everything. Their kind once served the tower, but been overlooked for many seasons. He liked it that way, being forgot and misplaced had advantages. Aswan and I nursed each other to health and she grew more beautiful than I remembered. We entertained often. She began to venture with me and together freed sister Aesha. But as we prepared to escape, they laughed and pointed my stunned look. All my sisters joined, everyone laughing even Aswan? It was all a joke. Aswan revealed herself, Mara, Queen of the Dark Tower.
“Overcome they were all fine, I embraced them all one by one and received love in return. And so I became prince and consort, declared great among men and xeno-dudes. I am given nectar and smoke to open and clear my third eye. Two scenes: one is a land wasted and dead, the other rich and green with flying chariots green covered buildings and crystal spires. Aswan and my sisters enjoy pain and torture. What they endure is nothing less than their slaves. What they were doing was preparing for a war. Giants from the Upper World threaten to take over, as well as forces from other projects. But to build races in this manner? They thought it fun. Never understood them, women. We were together and I was happy. Ah, then came the reveal. I thought her the matriarch queen magi but there was a king. The shadow behind the throne moved in all corners of his realm, had eyes and ears everywhere and remained unknown until the Dragon Lord exposed himself, Semyaza. No more the forest dwelling leader, he stood on hoofed feet balanced on a long thick tail and extended massive wings. I am your Lord. Yeah, heard that one before. O, father truly I say unto you, I escaped as you see me and travelled far. Help me free them! They are not themselves, possessed by alien beings and Lilith suffers!’
“That did it. Eve marshaled her family. My sisters suffer! Adam had no say in the matter no choice and welcome to join. She went to the Tree and asked for guidance. And so proved herself to Gabby. Who appeared dressed in armor disguised as, Azazel, mighty warrior and champion of Eden, gave them weapons and trained them in warfare. Adam the hunter and Cain the brute understood and soaked it all in, unaware Eve and the girls did more. Azazel led this platoon of warriors to the Orchard and pleaded their case. The sisters who remained here had large families. Alliances were made and word sent on hoof and wing. The Dark Lord has risen again, this time with a queen.
“Nephilim were many and not all of them bad. Some were heroes who came hearing their kin in need. Though they were all from Aswan, Lilith, was legend long before her. Others came in armies carts and singly, all knew or heard parents speak of her and Abel. And so a collection of races magic and not so assembled in the Orchard and swelled into the plain. Archers from Waxwood Forest and distant Meridian arrived with bows crossbows RPGs and blasters.
“Azazel cautioned their number yet small compared to the might of the army gathering in the Black Forest. Semyaza and his queen conquered much and pulled nine nations under influence of rings worn upon their brows. Now these leaders thought more of wealth and power over others than simple pleasures and the well being of their people. They destroyed nature and built because they could, without considering consequence. When they ran out they conquered someone who had, never thinking to replenish, just pick up and move, make the world a desert, enslave and torture for fun.
“For Azazel this was personal, Lilith was hers — his. Gabby wanted her free. So she led a small party girls, daughters of Lilith Aswan and Eve into the narrow canals and gullies, past camps and companies bivouacked on the plain, and into the Keep.”
“Sorry, gotta end it there.” Gunny stretched. “Lights out in ten.”