Illians: First Landing - A wholly inhuman erotic short

by Lexa Grandin

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Put yourself in the mind of an otherworldly being. An erotic short of a wholly different species, with a biology entirely different to our own.

[6,000 words: sci-fi, alien biology, edging]

Our native Illian communication is a mix of bellows and whistles and grunts, supplemented by gestures from our expressive legs and hands. Human speech, however, involves other organs entirely. The mouth and tongue is where the vital difference lies between those of Earth and those of Illia. It has never made much sense to me that humans should excrete and reproduce in such close quarters with each other. We Illians keep the garbage disposal on the far end of our bodies, and intermingle the two great pleasures in life together in the mouth.
Many of my friends still gasp to see Earthlings bring their faces together in public. And French kissing! In my ambassador training, I have had to move past such modesty.

Tawinn is a new recruit to the Illian cultural ambassador training programme, learning human languages and customs for inter-species cultural exchange. Tawinn's classmate, Kal, is a handsome and talented trainee who soars above the rest of the class.

Learning a new language is not the toughest part of ambassador training, however: the real challenge lies in the fundamental difference between human and Illian anatomy. Every conversation is a tantalising struggle, for an Illian's tongue is their sensitive sexual organ. For Tawinn, it is a particular struggle not to give in to pleasure.

As Kal rushes off to Earth to continue his training, Tawinn must decide: Her home and her people, or isolation and love on Earth?