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Chapter One: Abduction


© Lady Owl

A small alien spacecraft slipped undetected past a stationary marker buoy. This buoy is one of trillions that make up a grid that marks the border between known and unknown space. The two creatures within this craft belong to a society of many alien races known as the Concord. Every individual is forbidden from passing this border by law of this Concord. However, these two aliens will risk it for their goal is to explore uncharted worlds, beyond the borders to scavenge anything they can find to take back and sell in the black market. Technology, resources, even alien animals and people unknown to them.

Since the entire mission is illegal, they could face severe criminal charges if caught, but they must. It's within their nature. They're a pirating people. Their very race's survival depends upon their scavenging and profit skills. They're a simple race that most higher races within the Concord look down upon. The only reason they are apart of the Concord is because they are an intelligent enough, known species within the galaxy and they do offer some unique goods and services to the many alien members, even if many of those services are shady.

Having traveled for quite some time, they had come across several unexplored systems; though most have turned up nothing but junk. They had only found a few pieces of drifting garbage in space that might be of some value. However, excitement rises again as they detect yet another system on their sensors. After examining the system, they are ecstatic to find that one of the planets appears inhabitable. As they enter the system, they decide it would be safe enough to hide on the planet's single moon and examine the situation in depth. They indeed find life but even better, intelligent life by the looks of it. Still rather primitive by a couple centuries, but definitely worth landing here to take a look.

As they Entered the planet's atmosphere, they turned on their stealth systems. Their scanners indicated that whatever technology is present on this alien world would not be able to detect them. Especially not after installing illegal, but enhanced stealth equipment to their ship to escape Concord space. They would never fool a Concord ship, however, but these creatures would never pick them up on any kind of primitive sensors they may have, either.

They descended past the terminator of the planet to the darkened side, their sensors showed several large landmasses. One in particular caught their attention with several huge clusters of lights. As they descended further down, smaller patches of lights could be seen between the larger clusters, separating civilization from wilderness. Finding it best to locate a less populated area, they chose a small group of lights on the edge of one of the wilderness pockets. They could fool sensors, but not eyes.

As they shot down across the night sky, leaving a trail of fire behind them, a young woman, the age of nineteen, caught a glimpse of it from her bedroom window. She had been reading a book on her bed, and saw from the corner of her eye a bright light that quickly faded as soon as it had started. As she ran to her window, she could see the trail of flames go behind the tree line [more excitement, thinking from her part and maybe a different idea of what she might think it is]. Her heart skipped a beat as excitement flooded her. Hopefully it was what she thought it was... and hopefully she would be able to find it when she got there.

Dressed only in her night gown [ might change this to no items at all: she grabbed her camera and a small bag filled with some of her things], she flung a bathrobe around herself and rushed down the stairs, out the front door. She could see a glowing light from behind the trees. She found this odd and hoped someone hadn't already beat her to the impact site.

She ran right into the woods without a second thought. Twigs and leaves cracking beneath her bare feet. The light shined stronger through the trees and she could hear strange sounds pulsing in the distance. The foliage was becoming thicker as she struggled to move through it. Pushing branches aside and forcing herself through as twigs grabbed at her long hair. She pushed hard against the last of the thick branches and stumbled out the other side into a large clearing, the light blinded her. Covering her eyes and attempting to peek between her fingers... her camera dropped. The wind from the hovering object blew leaves all around the clearing. Her bathrobe slipped from her and her hair swirled around in the object's wake. This was certainly no meteorite...

Aboard the ship, the two aliens were arguing with one another. Banging on the control panel as the lights from their ship refused to turn off. They managed to dim them and looked out the window at their surroundings, seeing a creature down below. Animal? Native? They didn't care. This is what they had been searching for. This is what they came to this planet for.

The ship never needed to land. There was no need. Their very prey had come to them. A circular door on the bottom of their ship opened allowing a large beam of light to escape from the inside. The beam moved quickly toward her. She was frozen with fear but even had she not been, the beam of light moved too quickly for her to even attempt to escape and was soon over her. At first nothing happened; but she soon felt a strange tingling against her skin. Goosebumps raised along her arms and she could feel the tiny hairs standing on end. Small rocks within the beam begin to vibrate against the ground and then lifted slowly, hovering. It was a tractor beam! Her mind raced, Straight out of her science fiction novels and they were going to abduct her!

Her heart raced as the upward pull became stronger and her hair slowly lifted off her shoulders and floated up above her head. She began to feel weightless as her feet lifted off the ground... before she had time to even scream, she fell unconscious. Her limp body rose slowly up and into the belly of the ship. The light was swallowed as the door closed shut.

Was this enough, the aliens thought? Was this creature enough to make their trip worthwhile? It had better be since things were getting bad. A small flying pod with horizontal rotating blades and its own beam of light, was coming near. The giant light attached to the pod shinned towards their position. It would seem the creature they had taken was not the only one alerted of their presence. The two aliens bickered back and forth as their fingers fumbled for the controls. They soon lifted quickly up into the night sky. They escaped the planet's gravity and moved back to its moon to hide. They wanted to examine their precious cargo.

A door slid open, shining light into the darkened cargo bay. An elegant looking creature lay unconscious on the floor. Various plant particles and stones along with a few odd items also laid all around the creature. As they scanned it, they found it was female and that it was young. This was a perfect find. They had gotten more than they had ever hoped to find. A young female alien was an extremely profitable thing they could sell. Especially an exotic alien from outside Concord space.

They moved to her and one of them gently lifted her body up into its arms, the other standing close, nervous about its partner dropping the precious cargo. The empty handed one pressed a holographic button on the side of a stasis pod. Its partner put her inside and closed the lid, both watching as the inside of the pod misted up with frigid air and gently froze her in cryo sleep.

The trip back would be a long one. A few months of traveling back on the path they had come by to return to Concord space. She would sleep until then. They left the planet behind. The solar system. Her home. She would never see it again.
The written version of "Everything Under the Stars"

Chapter One | Chapter Two ››

Read Before You Comment by LeoLeonardoRead first or GTFO by Noiry

This story started out as purely visual (illustrations and comic pages), but because progress has always been an on and off thing since I started it back in 2006, I wanted to at least share their story (Heather and Neelix) with those who were interested, instead of relying solely on the slow progress of telling the story visually. I know over the years so many of you have been very patient and asking on occasion, but I just can't give a for sure answer on progress updates all the time. I work on my artwork/story as inspiration strikes me and when I have time to dedicate to personal projects, and it would be disrespectful to the story, myself, and to everyone who enjoys it, if I forced myself into it just for the sake of consistent updates.

Before anyone begins reading, or commenting, it's important to understand that I am not a writer. I never intended to be a writer nor claim to be one. This was done purely for fun and to organize my thoughts in word form (like a script) to help create the comic, and posted because of fan's requests to know the story, and my lack of progress on the comic.

:bulletred: Please take into consideration that because of the nature of this stories' progression over the years, earlier content is not of the same quality as newer content. Like everyone, we grow and improve over the years. Please check dates of when things were posted.

:bulletred: Since this is a Science Fiction Romance that contains aliens, there is xenophilia qualities in the story. If you've enjoyed the drawings and comics thus far, you pretty much know what to expect... for the most part. :plotting:

I have received comments in the past from those who felt the need to critique/criticize my story/concepts despite the above facts. Please just don't.

I ask kindly not to bother with any corrections unless they're spelling, typos, grammar, or something easily fixable. As I've already stated before, this is rough so there are bound to be plenty of mistakes.

So I hope you enjoy and the next chapter will be posted next Friday.

Story Hub: Click thumbnail to access and choose between all current chapters.
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pyrojack25 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Out of curiosity, Owl are there gonna be more stories at some point, besides this one? Don't get the wrong idea, this thing looks cool. I'm just curious that's all. :P
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CommnderShepard117 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I find this story very intriquing. But I am wondering what do these aliens look like. What do they look like? I really like the reaction on that girl's face when she tried to find that was in the sky and I wonder what is going to happen to her next. I am going to continue!
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015   Digital Artist
You can find out a lot of info with a little digging: lady-owl.deviantart.com/galler…
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CommnderShepard117 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
OOOHHHHHHH got it now! He looks like a dino-giraffe?
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it already ^^
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Digital Artist
:)
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aximilifaolan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
wow...i was just reading cause i saw the most recent pic of heather and neelix (and i'm a total geek, therefore i am drawn to anything related to sci-fi) and...wow. this is much better than i'd expected it would be, and i've only finished the first chapter! if it's like this all the way through, you might have yourself a new fangirl! X3
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
This deviation has been featured here : [link]
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Digital Artist
:heart: :glomp:
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Rachelevans1013 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
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Voievoda Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
<3 Love this.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you. c:
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wild-song Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
(: AH! MY NEW FAVORITE!
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Heh, thank you! n_n
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Rakushasu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Ah well written story, really enjoyed reading it! Will read on!
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Anime140 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
This is soooo awesome! ^^
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
:thanks:
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CatherinaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This is quite well done for something done only to organize your thoughts. Sure, it is a bit blunt in places but it is still good. There were, however, a few sentences that were somewhat..... awkward..... Anyway, I like it. And, by the by, I don't think this is in any way "amateurish." If you can spell correctly and make proper sentences that get your point across you aren't an amateur. Or at least that's what I think......
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I can promise that later chapters are a lot better though. c:
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CatherinaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
You're welcome.... I am actually already reading through them and am thoroughly enjoying.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Glad to hear it. n_n :heart:
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed reading this. :) I'm a wanna be writer myself and I say that this is really good. I will read all the other chapters to 'cause I'm hooked now! X3 Loved the part where they couldn't turn their lights of and where bickering about it, thought that was a little hillarius. ^^
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

It will get better, especially the writing since chapter one is really old and blunt. It certainly needs some editing to give it more life like the rest of the chapters.

Heh heh, if you thought that was hilarious, just wait! XD
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome. I can't wait! <3 *run to read the rest*
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81intothenight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
This isnt fanfiction is it? I feel stupid for asking....
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Nope, it's an original story involving my OCs, Heather and Neelix. c:
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81intothenight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
ok. Coolio.
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My-Fairy-Lust Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student General Artist
wow I really like this a lot! :D
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Writer
I personally LOVE Heather and Neelix (I'm sure you get that a lot)
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. I'm very fortunate that a lot of people enjoy them and tell me so. I'm very thankful. n_n
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Writer
:iconsmileyplz: I'd love any other Heather x Neelix thing you upload.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, thank you. I certainly have plenty of stuff with them up and more to come! :heart:
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Writer
YAY! If you don't mind me asking: Do they become a couple?
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010   Digital Artist
Heh, you're only on chapter one! You should continue and find out! =p
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Naucturne Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Writer
Gah! XP The suspense is killing me!
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Litwolf689 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Oh man, I'm so excited to finally read your Heather and Neelix story! Good abduction scene, but poor Heather!
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you and I am glad to see you're excited. n_n

Poor Heather, indeed, at least it isn't all bad, though.
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Readasaur Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Yikes!
Poor gal.
I do feel better knowing that there isn't some 'Humans 4 Pets!' ring happening, though.
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010   Digital Artist
Lol but slaves would be worse! D:
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Readasaur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I disagree, the reason being that humans do not tolerate such nonsense.
Heroes would rise, speeches would be made, epic battles would follow, and the enslaved humans would triumph in most awesome fashion, eventually.
Pets, however...
Well, it's hard to be mad about being a pet. You want to be upset, but there's yummy food and a cozy bed and head-rubbies and no one expects anything from you, you don't have to work, and your responsibilities number: 1. Cheer master up when you can and 2. Indulge all creature comforts.

In summation: Human slaves result in chain-breaking and big battles. Human pets? We'd strap the collars on ourselves. ;p
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   Digital Artist
I would put pets under the slave category for this story since being one's slave doesn't necessarily mean you are treated badly and made to work uncomfortably with no pay.

There can easily be slaves bought for pet purposes or for sexual purposes or just to be a trophy and kept in a cage like a zoo.

Heather will always be considered a slave, by contract, and by law, even if Neelix never once treats her as such. There would be plenty of similar cases throughout their society where a slave is treated as an equal but is still a slave by law.

I'm sure the slaves could revolt but it's hard to do that when slavery isn't illegal and they're all spread out on different planets and space stations. So if there were only maybe 20 or 30 slaves on a huge station, I don't think their would be much they could do besides attempt an escape to regroup with more slaves (and people who want to abolish slavery) at a hidden rebel base.

A revolt isn't impossible, just not something I've planned out for this story. c:
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Readasaur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Wow, pretty hopeless situation for them, then...
I keep being reminded how very, very lucky Heather is...
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horsehugger626 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it so far! Please keep writing! :D
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Digital Artist
I certainly will and I'm glad you enjoyed it. c:
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missmusition Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
that was great i really liked that.
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