I did not like the job even if it was going to help me earn enough credits to be free. First I cut off the upper limbs from the trees along the edge of the barrier. Those went into the mulcher and then into huge piles to dry. Next I cut off the mid limbs and used grav lifts to move them to be stripped of secondary limbs in a auto lumber factory.
The lower level limbs were last to be cut off. Those were huge and had very large secondary limbs and anchor roots. Those went into drying piles like old fashion trees on earth. The last thing I did was cut the tree down and lower it using multiple grav lifts. The trees varied from four and a half to six hundred meters, the thickest was over eighty meters across.
What I got was the lumber to create my ship. It was a tri haul one hundred meters long and fifty wide. From the keel to the main deck it was twenty five meters tall with a flat bottom. In the center of the deck was a deckhouse sixty meters long and thirty five wide. All the common areas were in the deckhouse, a large kitchen and stasis pantries and a large dining area.
The deckhouse had a lot of large side windows with a huge lounge in back and another smaller one in the front. To the rear of the deckhouse were deck chairs and a pool and on the front deck were heavy, solid loungers. The bridge was above the deckhouse and thirty meters long and fifteen wide. Behind the controls were lots of comfortable lounging chairs.
The first deck below the main deck and on the outside were for sleeping cabins with large windows. Most of the middle of the first under deck was mine, from a private kitchen to the large bedroom in the bow. The second and third lower decks were larger and for storage and stasis holds. Below the third deck were water holding tanks and reactors and anti grav generators.
The anti grav plates were outside and along bottom and the sides of the large ship. The main anti gravs were on the rear to push. To put the huge ship together I had used an industrial moly bonder that basically blended all the wood into one huge piece. It took me six months to clear ten thousand acres to the south of the north colony clearing.
I accepted supplies and comfortable furniture in place of credits. I lifted my ship and moved towards the side of Addison's world's busy tourist market. I checked below and lowered the ship and shut down the main power reactor. I headed down to the main deck and extended and lowered the stairs from the back of the center hull.
I went down and ignored everyone that had gathered to stare. I walked into the market and to one of the smaller shops. The woman turned from selling ruby fruit lovers and smiled at me. I moved so the tourist could carry the cage out and walked towards the woman, "know anyone that needs work?"
She snorted, "cutting trees?"
I sighed, "it was either me cutting the trees or those assholes doing another plasma burn. I was able to move most of the animals."
She smiled, "and managed to catch three Elephant Wolf calves."
I nodded, "I have a dozen federation scientists and six from the Davis academy I am taking on a six month trip to the west continent."
Her eyes brightened, "are you going to capture..."
I grinned, "yes. My ship has a lot of room with stasis holds. I am going to look for dwarf dragons too."
She glanced past me before moving to the back of her shop. She lifted a small stasis box and opened the lid, "I have two eggs a day or two from hatching."
I followed and looked in at the eggs before looking at her. I cleared my throat, "I do not have..."
She pushed the box at me, "bring me back something special."
She turned and reached out for her comm and made a call as I looked at the eggs. It had been a year since mine had died protecting me from a Camo Tiger. Mrs Dugan smiled at me when I finally looked up, "I have a couple of nieces looking for ... adventure."
I blushed and she grinned, "they can cook and know how to clean."
She patted my chest, "you and they can play and see if you are a match."
A tourist stepped in and she pushed me towards the door, "I told them to meet you at Gill's."
I left and made my way through the crowd to an outdoor eatery. Gill sold meals made from wild animals found in the forest or at least that was what he said. I looked around and had no idea who the girls were or what they looked like. Two teenage girls carrying large duffles with five dwarf dragon and two large dragons crossed the street from another.
One girl had white hair and the other was a dirty blonde. They grinned as they looked at me and the one with white hair made a hand gesture to the two dragons. She cleared her throat, "I am Misty and this is Andrea ... Andy."
I nodded and she turned to the dragons, "the one with the scar on his chest is Mitch and the other is Emma."
I used hand sign, "I am honored."
The male nodded and the female lifted a front paw, "we go with the young females."
I looked at the girls who blushed and nodded, "I am going to cross the western ocean and explore the northern lands on the other side."
Their eyes lit up and hand signs flickered and the two dragons flexed their wings. The female looked at me, "you have room for us?"
I snorted as I signed, "more than enough."
I gestured and started to walk towards my ship. I should have known murphy was going to stick his head in. When I saw my ship it was with a large crowd of tourists around the stairs. I moved faster, "hey! Get away from my ship!"
Of course it was the off world scientist and those from the south. Instead of a dozen from off world and six from the south I had three dozen from off world and a dozen from the south. I only had thirty sleeping suites for them. At least they were in pairs and could share sleeping rooms with a few alone.
I was struggling to think of how to tell them all to go to hell when Misty and Andy stepped in. First they made them pay triple what I would have charged and then I had to show them to sleeping quarters. The dragons had flown up to the bow and were relaxing on the deck. While I tucked the scientists away the girls were making calls.
Thirty minutes later everyone was helping us bring lots of stasis crates aboard and down to the storage holds. Finally I brought the stairs up and in. I went to bring the ship alive and lifted before I turned to the west. Over the six months I had been building the ship and cutting down trees I had stored rain water so all the ship tanks were full.
I checked the onboard vid cameras and blinked when I saw the pool full of dwarf dragons. It was not long before we crossed above the western barrier and headed towards the coastal hills. I looked back when the two girls and the dragons came into the bridge. The girls grinned as they came to look ahead.
The dragons followed and the male signed, "it moves very fast but not like the flyers."
I shook my head, "we can cruise at two hundred kilometers an hour but I am keeping it under one hundred. We should reach the coast by tomorrow."
I had told the girls the center hull first deck was mine and to pick a room. The auto pilot AI was working smoothly and after a couple of hours I went below. I checked the galley and then went forward to the front lounge. The scientist from the Davis academy were relaxing with their dwarf dragons and seemed okay.
Most of the others were in the rear or their suites. I ate and returned to the bridge with the box Mrs Dugan had given me. I shut the stasis off and pulled out the eggs and wrapped them in a warming pad and put them in a basket. I had a large crate full of pads if I needed them and dozens of crates of fire and spice leaves.
I sat and looked out the bridge windows and finally relaxed. Andy slipped up and hugged me later, "we are making dinner."
I looked at her, "have some of the..."
She grinned, "Misty has six helpers."
I nodded, "if she wants to use spice or fire leaves try hold three."
She moved around and rubbed my chest, "you are not going to stay up here all night."
I looked from her hand to her face, "no the AI is actually the pilot right now."
She looked ahead, "it is strange to fly above the trees like this. Mitch and Emma like it if they are inside or in back. The wind in the bow is a little strong."
I nodded, "that is for when we slow or stop to explore."
I checked the AI course plot after she left, so far the ship was working great. I went down to eat and then went to get some fire and spice leaves. I set the eggs beside my bed and went to shower. I planned to be up early and laid back in bed and closed my eyes. It had been six months since I had a good sleep and I slowly relaxed.
My eyes snapped open to dwarf dragons climbing to the two large corner nests and the two girls slipping into bed. Misty grinned as she rubbed my hard cock and swung her leg over me and sat up. She lifted and reached down to hold my cock before she wiggled down it. She sighed as her warm and tight pussy squeezed, "I have been looking forward to this."
Andy put her head on my shoulder, "fuck him so he can do me."
I shifted and caressed her hips, "straddle my head and face her."
Misty giggled as she began to roll her hips and grind. Andy sat up and then moved and swung a leg over my head. I reached up and pulled her hips down and licked through her pussy. She shivered and pressed down harder, "mmmm!"
I captured her clit and began to suck and tease it and she shook and kept rubbing her pussy on my face. Misty was rocking and lifting before she would shove down. Her pussy became slippery and kept grasping my cock. I could feel her shuddering and jerking as they both started to wail.
I was lifting my hips and thrusting up as Andy twisted and spasmed. She finally fell off to the side and Misty fell on me. She spasmed and her pussy constantly clenched, "fffuuucccckkkkk!"
I shifted and rolled and began to fuck her with long, deep thrusts. She lifted and cocked her legs while hugging me, "yyyeeeessss!"
I used firm strokes and rubbed and pressed. She struggled and began to buck, "FUCK!"
Finally I shoved into her and gave her a kiss while I pumped sperm. She gasped and shuddered as her tight pussy squeezed the cum into her. When I was done she was panting and sagged to the bed. I grinned and pulled out and stalked towards Andy. She giggled and rolled and went to her knees.
She wiggled her butt as I moved behind her and held her hips. I slowly sank my cock into her and she groaned and pushed back. I looked at Misty and she grinned as she moved up and over until Andy's head was between her legs. She laughed and started to lick her pussy and I pulled back and began to fuck her slowly.
I used long strokes and buried my cock each time. A couple of minute and Andy was pushing and shoving back. Her pussy was slippery and she was shuddering and moaning. Misty wiggled and squirmed and humped, "mmmm!"
I used firm thrusts and reached around and under Andy to finger and rub her clit. She gasped and jerked as her pussy clenched, "YES!"
She pulled away and shoved back and I started to fuck her long, hard and deep. She wailed and struggled while her pussy constantly grasped my cock, "aaaahhhh!"
Finally I shoved into her and held her back as I spewed strong spurts of sperm. She shook and her pussy tightened and kept squeezing, "yyyeeeesssss!"
When I was done I pulled out and she fell to the bed panting. Misty laughed, "roll over so I can lick your pussy while he fucks me again."
Almost three hours later I fell asleep with the two on me and holding each other. I woke to a soft chime and shifted until the girls were on the bed. I climbed out and glanced at the dwarf dragons before I went to wash and dress. I took the basket with my eggs and stopped for tea before climbing the stairs to the bridge.
I glanced at the two dragons resting on large nest couches and then out at the rain, "good morning."
I moved to the pilot chair and sat and began to check the rainwater collection systems. It had been working before but I had never tested it while the ship was moving. It was working as designed and I turned to check our location. Since we were moving with the rain we would get a little more than normal.
Once the rain stopped the world seemed brighter and smelled fresh. The girls climbed up and came to kiss me and look out. The scientists woke and the girls left to make breakfast. Two hours later I sat up as I saw the ocean in the distance. I used the ship intercom to let everyone know before we reached it.
The first thing I saw as we flew out and over the ocean was the huge fish or whatever they wanted to call them. None were large enough to jump eight hundred meters but I was not about to slow down. A few kilometers out I saw thousands of smaller fish leaping out of the water and starting to fly. Larger fish jumped up and some were caught and eaten.
The scientists lined the side of the ship taking vids. One of the dragons made gestures to me, "do not slow or go lower."
I snorted, "I was not planning on it."
By noon the scientists had set up a vid on the bow and rotated people to watch below. More than a dozen times huge monsters were seen floating on the surface. I saw the large island in the distance and let everyone know. As we got closer I saw a few hawks and brightly colored birds.
Mixed in with the tree tops was something I had never seen. Fruit vines were growing out of the top of the trees. I slowed as we reached the island and looked at the trees below. They were smaller, maybe four hundred meters tall. The island was sixty kilometers north to south and forty east to west and I headed for the center.
It was mid afternoon when I came to a stop and set the location in the ship AI to hold us here. I grabbed the basket with the dwarf dragon eggs and grinned at the dragons, "ready to see what is below?"
They had been standing and looking out the windows and chuffed as they headed for the stairs. I grinned as I followed and stopped at a rifle rack in the lower lounge. To one side was a cabinet and I pulled my pack from it. I set the basket down and put the warming pad and eggs in the pack.
I grabbed my rifle and went out a side door and forward to where the front lounge started. A smaller ship was in a cradle and I set the pack in and glanced back, "anyone want to go down for a couple of hours!"
That brought everyone but I shook my head, "only six this time."
Misty cleared her throat, "we can take the other boats?"
I hesitated, "they are not..."
She grinned, "the dragons have already flown down and Andy and I know what to look for."
I sighed, "six in each boat. Leave the others in the cradles and use the grav anchors on larger branches."
A few minutes and I was lifting the boat up and out of the cradle. I turned and moved away and started dropping slowly. I picked an area between several trees and went down through the upper canopy. I kept looking around and moved to one side and stopped two hundred meters from the ground.
I anchored to the side of the tree trunk and locked the controls. I put my pack on and grabbed my rifle and swung over the side and onto the branch. I checked around us as the scientists climbed out and then began to walk. It was strange, at first I could not see any animals unless they had wings.
No tree rabbits, no monkeys no flying lemurs. We did see lots of fruit birds of many types. There were a lot more vines and I even saw the few rare nut baring vines. There were small hawks and falcons and I stopped walking. To one side was a type of small hawk on a nest but it had several different colors like a rainbow peacock.
Those I had seen but this was not a peacock. I twisted and pulled a wand from the side of my pack and gestured to the scientists. I looked around and finally found the male before I aimed and touched the firing button. The net shot out and a cord followed it and the net wrapped the nest and hawk tight.
I heard the other scream and wrapped the cord around my wrist while pulling another wand. The male dove towards me and I fired and the net caught it and I quickly pulled it onto the branch. I twisted to get my pack off and pulled out a stretch bag. I caught the struggling little hawk and put it into the bag and it quieted.
Next I had to reach the nest and work the female off her eggs. I added her to the bag with the male and carefully removed the eggs and put them in a chest pouch. I untangled the net and swung back to the branch. I checked my dragon eggs before I added the other eggs. The scientist had moved to watch a emerald fruit bird.
I reset the wand springs and repacked the cord and cast net. I hung them on my belt and the bag on my pack before I shouldered it. I caught several birds and even killed one and picked lots of leaves before I turned back. I had used a distance glass to look at the ground but did not see anything that looked like a predator.
The scientists had several bags of birds and were not paying attention. I heard leaves rustling when we reached the boat. I looked around as the scientists climbed in. I was careful as I gently set my pack in. I shifted and started to climb in and that was when Emma coughed. The birds around the boat had not even seen her since she had blended in.
Those I did not worry about as a adolescent dwarf dragon crashed into me while trying to escape. I spun and one hand caught the back of the head and the other her back feet. She struggled and I knelt as the dragon hopped across from another branch. Emma bent her head and sniffed at the dwarf dragon.
One large clawed foot wrapped around its upper body. It froze and I quickly spun and reached in for my pack. I pulled out fire and spice leaves and then the dead bird. I cut it open and lit the leaves as I caught the dwarf dragon's head, "move back."
Emma let it go and I yanked the head into the smoke of the burning leaves. The dwarf dragon slowly stopped struggling and then dropped to the branch. I knocked the leaves away and off the branch. I cut up the bird while the little dragon shook its head. I began to feed it and she ate but like she was not really hungry.
I stopped and caressed her and pet her and glanced at Emma. She gestured and I read her sign, "it is different ... smaller."
I blinked and looked at the little dragon and checked it. What I thought was a adolescent was a young adult. I grinned as I gave her a scratch under the chin, "so we have a new type of dwarf dragon."
I checked but she had not laid eggs. I lifted her into the boat and glanced at Emma, "I have not seen any large predators. Did you find any of your people?"
She shook her head and I got in and removed the anchor, "if you see Misty or Andy send them back to the ship."
I lifted the boat and turned as we ascended up through the smaller branches and leaves. I glanced at the little dragon on her rear legs looking over the side of the boat. Once we were clear of the trees I lifted up to the ship and carefully settled the boat into the cradle. I made sure it was secure and plugged in before I picked up my pack and looked at the little dragon, "come on."