Just for more grins and to quell her growing disbelief, she leaned forward, re-reading the press release.
Phoenix lander confirms ice in Martian soil
From Associated Press
July 31, 2008 3:25 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES - The Phoenix spacecraft has tasted Martian water for the first time.
The robot heated up soil in one of its instruments earlier this week. Scientists say the chemical test confirms the presence of ice near the Martian north pole.
Until now, the evidence for ice has been circumstantial. That was based on photos Phoenix took of a hard splotchy area near its landing site and changes it saw in a trench.
Phoenix landed in the Martian arctic on May 25 on a three-month digging mission. NASA on Thursday said it was extending the mission an additional two months.
Yowling another laugh, she reared back and slapped her thigh. "What a stinky fish meow of a joke," she muttered derisively, then laughed louder and longer, her head thrown back, one hand on her belly.
"Sun Rocket Cub," Draxen affectionately spoke, then grinned a teasing leer the instant she gazed at him. He swaggered inside the commerce communications area of his ship, ignoring her momentary scowl.
Standing behind her, he gripped her shoulders with a lover’s tenderness, and looked at the screen.
Sun Rocket erupted with another chuckle, pointing at the primitive news someone had forgotten to lose over the centuries of time. Inside, she became still as claw-captured prey, the niggling memory of her grandmother’s stories of what she’d endured and the horror circumstances her ancestors had lived through on Mars came to the forefront of her mind, large and vivid as a hologram re-enactment.
"There were already black ops troops, top scientists and colonists from Earth crawling all over the surface of Mars, most of it, " she muttering-growled.
"Top Secret had become Top Syndicate Control of the Earth masses by then, my beautiful one." His fingers lightly caressed the nape of her neck. "And you and I, or our ancestors, we’re either created by experiment, or were being created in the warehouse labs."
Sun Rocket turned her face, rubbing her cheek against his arm sensually. "Meow-wow...can’t complain about how you were genetically enhanced."
"The order of the universe eventually rights all wrongs." Draxen slipped his palm beneath the loose gossamer-like blouse she wore. With absolute possession he gently claimed her breast. Casually he flicked his thumb over her rising nipple.
"Bad Captain," she complained, then languidly lightly bit near his wrist. "You’re tempting the lioness to come out and play with that beastly cock of yours. And you’re too busy taking care of the ship."
"The Dendryff did take a toll on one weapons’ system." Draxen rolled her plump nipple between his fingers, a delicate finesse that only teased, but didn’t inflame her to raunchy ride-his-handsome-hide, no matter what the danger was, demand. "I have to return, check the progress, put in more restoring calculations, my woman."
Sun Rocket growled low in her throat. More often, her lioness nature emerged with him, even when in her full human form.
His hand deserted her breast, then cradled the side of her face with a sweetness she was gradually becoming accustomed to from him. Bending down, he caressed a long kiss on her lips, his kiss warming her, charming her, and enchanting her.
"We arrive on the Outer Station soon, my Sun Rocket. You will wear your collar."
Before she could hiss properly and swipe him with the cut of her words, he had spun around and was nearly through the archway.
"If you don’t purr my pussy to contentment, Captain, your balls are mine to bat, claws promised!"
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