The star hopping Alterians are back on a cosmic caper of conjugal consequence. When an ancient hunger is awakened in the far reaches of space, the Alterian High Council sends newly ordained Collector Maxy Prime to investigate with her nimble sidekick, Gabby Minx. There they discover a mad professor and her students in the grips of the Thanagarian Pleasure Pod, a mega-parasite who’s giving everyone good vibrations while slowly sapping them of their very life essence. Will the Femaliens put an end to this tentacle terror, or will they succumb to the beast’s cosmic crush?
“Fuck it,” Femalien: Cosmic Crush. “I’ll just admit it; I want to have sex with my step-sister.”
“Jared, I’ve been trying to get you to admit that for six months now. You came into therapy solely because you had problems maintaining your relationship with Kenna. You wanted to save it as you’ve been step-siblings for over ten years now. So, I don’t want you to think of this as a breakthrough, got it?”
“Why not? You just said it took six months.”
“I know because calling it a breakthrough would give you the incentive to call it a day. Whether you like it or not, you need to face her like a grown-up. You’re nineteen, and you need to face your fears. Maybe admitting it was something you worked towards, but in the end, you’re not gonna be happy until you do it with her. Remind yourself why by telling me how you developed your crush.”
“Why? I mean, we know what happened, but you’re the one thinking that it’s all about that. I thought we were trying not even to state the obvious and work around it. That’s why I haven’t admitted it before, Dr. Jacobs. Kenna is my step-sister. Therefore it’s not okay to do it with her. How have you concluded that doing it with her is the only solution?”
She scoffed. “Well, you’re not the one with the degree on the wall, and you haven’t been listening to the words that have come out of your mouth either. ‘I swear, I thought Julia spawned an angel when she gave birth to Kenna. When I saw Kenna in her formal winter dress, I knew she could not be more beautiful. She often advertises herself with her thong out there for me to see, even though I’m not allowed to buy her. Nevertheless.
I could never call her a negative term because whether or not there’s is not a more stunning woman to walk the planet.’ There are all direct quotes from you right here in this room to me. Jared, whether it’s moral for you to get with her is irrelevant. You want to not only have sex with her, but be her boyfriend. Femalien: Cosmic Crush.”
“You know you’re not wrong; what else is there to say that doesn’t lead me down the path of doing it with her? Again, I’m here to find a different solution.”
“Okay, what did you do with her today? Did you watch movies or play ball outside together? What do you do to nourish that step-sibling relationship?”
I rubbed my face for a moment and thought about it. I was already certain what the answer was, but I truly tried to think of what I did with Kenna. Although, all I could do was think about all the times I saw her in a sexual context.
“You can’t think of anything, can you?”
“No, I can’t,” I groaned, uncovering my face.
“Because you’re too afraid to be anywhere near her for more than a minute because of your crush. How do you expect me to help you if you’re even unwilling to help yourself? Are you really just too busy thinking about her being down on her knees with your cock in her mouth?”
“Hey!” I snapped, getting up. “That’s out of line.”
“Yet, true, Jared. That’s what I’m trying to tell you; there is no other way out of this. You need to show her how much you love her. Until then, you’re just gonna even deny yourself time with her. You said she likes to see rock shows, so surprise her with tickets to one she wants to see.”
“I’m not even into that music, though.”
“Damn, you’re like one of those Fast & Furious cars that just want to go the speed limit. You’re not willing to even go to a show for her; then this is just a complete waste of time. You won’t even show her you want to have a good step-sibling relationship. Help me help you.”
“Okay, I take her to a show, and then what, tell her how I feel then?”
“No, don’t jump the gun; work up to it. Make sure she knows it’s not about sex, but her. You want her, you need her, and just give her time to respond too,” Femalien: Cosmic Crush. “One more thing, riddle me this: have you ever sought any interest in any other woman since you first sat on that couch? Even one?”
I bit down on my bottom lip and shot her one dirty look too.
“What the fuck are you, an F.B.I. agent? You won’t ask a single question you don’t already know the answer to, Dr. Jacobs?”
“Lashing out doesn’t make me any less right, Jared. You want to have sex with Kenna. You can’t reason your way out of this or anything else. If you want just to bury your feelings, then keep your money and give it to a fucking hooker for all I give a shit. After twenty-five sessions, I finally got you to admit it. You’ve danced around it, but never actually said the words until today. So, now that you have, you’re gonna do nothing about it, is that right?”