It was time. The few who made the long journey for the sweet prize were gathered in the control bridge so the ship's captain could give his final instructions.
"Listen up, you have all been taught to speak the local language and have practiced the words during the entire trip to this small planet. We may be superior beings, but we don't have what they do; we don't have the raw material, nor do we have the knowledge. We are not here to steal either the raw material, or one their species with the knowledge. We are here to enjoy the one thing prized above almost anything else on our planet, candy"
That brought giggles and joyful laughter from the crew before the captain. He briefly thought of how crazed the crew would be on the return trip with only a tiny taste of the delicacy. Hopefully, he could keep his crew sane enough to at least get off this alien planet and headed for home.
"Now, all of you; remember that the species where we are going comes in two sizes, small and large. Be careful of the small ones as they are the future of the planet. The large ones work to maintain the planet for the future of the
small ones." He looked around at the solemn, determined faces. "This is the one time every Earth year that we can easily get a supply of candy for our planet to enjoy. They call it Halloween, we call it a time to gather, to gather buckets and buckets of candy."
The crew was made up of uni-genders, as it was easier to keep morale up if all could please each other. There often was nothing else to do on the long journey except play the connection game. The captain had to admit, the crew sure knew how to play the body pleasing game well. He had enjoyed every one of the crew more than once.
"Listen to me now, this is important. You must restrain yourself from sampling the candy you receive. You know what happens to you when you taste the smallest bit of the sugary stuff. You all turn into crazed pleasure givers and will spend too much time playing the connection game instead of gathering candy."
One of the crew asked the captain, "I want to dress up this year. I want to be a pirate like the costume we saw last year. I want a funny hat and one of those bird things on my shoulder. I especially want a sword like the one that lit up when you waved it around."
The captain said, "I really think our natural being is sufficient for our purpose. The fact that you can change what they call 'colors' will make each of you unique. Our naturally green color, long oblong head, big eyes, and hairless body is probably perfect for most of us, but last year some of you decided to be purple, blue, yellow, or red. The red ones were perfect with those toy pitchforks you found, but some of the Earthlings said you needed a tail, whatever that is."
The captain again tried to start saying what was on his mind. "Before I lose track of what I want to say, all of you must be careful of the large ones. Some of you are curious about them, but you must not upset them or we will be shunned as they are the candy givers. Our size is between the tiny ones and the large ones, and should allow us to gather our bounty without a problem."
Another crew member said, "Last year, a female candy giver asked me how old I was. When I said "Twenty-five of your years," she began stroking me as if she wanted to play the connection game. Because she was female, my appendage popped out. She became so enthusiastic; she dragged me into her dwelling, leaving bowls of candy unprotected. The other crew members took almost all of the candy while I played the connection game. She did something that was very nice that I've tried to teach our species. She put my appendage into her mouth and it seemed as if she had a snake in there and was tickling it. That felt wonderful and I rewarded her with some of our special secretions. After she did that, she was very happy my appendage could still play the connection game and she kept her hips moving until her eyes closed and her arms went limp at her sides. I wonder what made her do that?"
The captain continued, "You see, that is the problem. We give off some kind of scent that excites the large ones. Both males and females of the species become excited from it and often invite us for more than candy. Remember, if we spend all night playing the connection game, we won't gather sufficient bounty to supply our fellow species."
The crewperson who had been seduced by the large person, said, "Once the large female gave me one of the tiny sugar coated pieces of chocolate, my mind could think of nothing but our pleasure games. We must all resist tasting what we gather."
The captain exclaimed, "Good advice. Don't taste the bounty. I promise to let all of you have a few tastes on the way home, but be careful out there while we gather."
The giant invisible ship gently settled in a park near multiple groups of species' dwellings. Some of the species were still in the park, as their sun was still lighting their surface. "We checked our Earth clock for this area and calculated it was about four thirty Earth time. This means that the earliest we could begin gathering would be near five o'clock," the Captain said.
Crew members were changing colors, teasing each other with their appendages, waving them at each other. Some bent over or laid back to receive an appendage, and others even attempted to duplicate what had been taught to them. Their mouths were watering, thinking of the sweets to be gathered, and that made it easier to swallow the appendage of their fellow crew members.
The captain stood among his crew and shook his head in dismay. The crew could become so engrossed in playing the various forms of the connection game, that they might not want to go off the ship to gather.
As five o'clock neared, the sun was setting and darkness began to prevail. The crew opened the hatch and began descending to the Earth's surface. The beings enjoyed squeezing the small blades of grass. Some picked some from the ground to taste it. You could hear, "Not bad, but nothing like the bounty we will gather."
The captain brought out huge black bags and said they were referred to as pillowcases. He didn't know what a pillow was, but these were some kind of woven material that resembled a large sack. He said, "When your bag is full, get out of sight from the species and transport back to the ship to dump your bounty, so that you can gather another container full. Remember the words, "Trick or Treat" and when they give you your treat, look at them as if you still want more. Sometimes they will give you more, but always say 'Thank you' before you run to the next dwelling. Don't reach into the bowls or bags the species are handing our bounty from. Be patient and do not taste the candy, or you will forget your purpose here."
The small crew disappeared and reappeared at a corner of the dwellings. They could see some dwellings were lit up with some form of round thing with a light inside. Other dwellings had funny creatures around their entrances that were supposed to make Halloween more fun. The crew was not interested in the decorations; they were only interested in the candy.
Two of the crew were going gathering together, as they were friends who had enjoyed playing the connection game countless times during the time period it took to transport to Earth. One of the crew said, "Number Nine, if a large female is giving out candy, let your appendage show, but don't show her all of it. If you do, she will run away screaming. Rub yourself and let about half of it show under your natural covering. They love that size, and will entice you to follow them inside their dwelling. While one of us is inside, the other can take most of the candy."
The crew creature named number Nine asked, "What if it is a male of the species? What can we do to entice them?"
His partner, number Six, said, "A few like our appendage, but most enjoy us swelling our chest bumps to a large size. They love to touch and fondle them. Some will suck on them as if it is candy. Don't show your appendage to these people. Only show your pleasure center between your legs."
Nine said, "Got it. Let's find some candy."
The first house they came to had some kind of black things with wings hung by strings. The two crew creatures thought they might be some kind of bird. They would have to research what it was.
When they rang the doorbell, a female of the species appeared, wearing some kind of loose black robe with a pointy black hat on her head. Six immediately let some of his appendage show and the female looked at the crewman closely. She said, "You're not a kid, are you?"
Number Six said, "Trick or treat."
The lady said looking at Six and Nine, "Come in for a second, so I can find something for a treat."
Six was experienced and came forward saying, "We can trade treats if you want. May I taste the candy? How about a tiny piece of sweets before I give you my treat?"
The lady moved a small candy dish toward Six and Nine. The two, who were both shaded in a black and a dark blue color, took what the lady offered, one of those small candy coated pieces of chocolate, an M&M.
As she let her robe gape open, showing she wore no other covering, the female said, "Hurry, give me my treat before my husband returns with the kids. Oh, this is going to be so good with your big, ah, actually monster penis. No, that's too lame, that's a monster prick, a huge cock. Hurry!"
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