Thanks to my Editors, especially Dragonsweb for his suggestions for how to improve this story
This is my first and only attempt so far to write science fiction. I have no shortage of ideas for this genre, and someday I'll get around to writing a few more. In actuality, there is very little science fiction content in this story and the genre perhaps should be Romantic. Really, for this very early story of mine, I just wanted to write a good voyeur story. Everything else was secondary in intent.
This story received considerable rewrites with a significant amount of new added text and dialog that tripled the length of the original story. The original plot was mostly unchanged but several new sex scenes and other things were added. This new version is much closer to my original vision for this story. It's still not a perfect story, but it's a significant improvement over the original version.
Voyeur stories don't get a lot of reader love — or usually good voting scores ... but there is a small but appreciative audience for them. Some people (sometimes including myself) would occasionally rather just sit back and watch and appreciate what is going on rather than seeking to be the center of attention at all times. Ok, the protagonist is a bit wimpy, but that's just the way he is naturally wired. He has lived in the shadows for his entire life. Even in erotic fantasy we can't all be Alpha males.
Cheer up! I don't think I've written a blatant 'voyeurism is fun' story since, so try and enjoy this new and improved one!