Ben x Harem
"Thanks for meeting me here Helen." The half human, half-kliniceran was never someone he had much experience with. From what he knew of her she was a rather calm individual.
"No problem. The others are busy with their own individuals training missions so it's a nice distraction from reading or training."
"So you finished early. That's impressive."
"Thanks. I've been working hard so I can use my abilities for good." Helen said smiling.
"That's great; no offense to your brother you always put off the air of being the smart one." Ben said looking straight ahead out the windshield. Helen blushed a bit and nervously turned back to her piloting.
After a few minutes of flying Helen flew down to usual outpost they were based in and got off.
Ben followed her out and while doing so he couldn't take his eyes on her rear as she got up, the sway of her tail caused a perverse idea or two to course through his mind. "So you just patrol and recon out here in the meantime?"
"Well I hardly notice it, I do my best to keep my mind occupied. Kind of boring since I'm often randomly paired with other new recruits. I kind of missed the old days you know. Going to the mall or watching a movie or something." She sat down in a desk chair in front of a terminal.
Ben sat down beside her in another chair. "I thought I could leave it all behind at one time, but I realized being a hero and using the Omnitrix is who I am. Its not a job I can simply quit or I'd just be denying a major part of myself."
"So tell me…why did you want to speak with me? Not that I didn't mind taking a break to hang out with you, but we're not exactly what we would call close."
"I'm here because I want to get to know you better." Ben said smiling.
Helen blinked wide eyed as her mind tried to register just what was going with him.
"B-Ben, if I didn't know any better I'd say you're hitting on me." Helen said nervously as she faced his gazing stare.
"Its…a bit more complicated than that, But I won't lie I do think you're pretty cute, Helen." Ben said sincerely.
Helen found herself blushing at the compliment. Ever since her sudden development of her alien half she felt like a freak. She pretty much figured her already non-existent love life was already dead so she threw herself into her studies.
"Y-You're just saying that. I mean, look at me. Fingers, hind legs, oddly shaped head. I'm not human anymore Ben." Her eyes wetted as she remembered how scared and freaked out she was.
Ben paused, trying to recall his first encounter with Helen. He scantly remembered Helen and Manny saying something about being changed and how they blamed the DNAliens.
"You're beautiful Helen." Ben placed a hand over hers. It was then he reacted purely on instinct catching her off with a sweet kiss. Sensations coursed through Helen as she brushed her lizard like tongue around Ben's before he broke the kiss.
"I shouldn't have done that." Hearing those words from Ben caused Helen deflated. "I…I didn't mean it like that." Ben hurriedly assured the Klincerian. "There's something you should know Helen. Its why I'm here."
"O-Okay…" she couldn't help but bring her fingers to her lips. That was her first kiss.
"Have you ever heard of a woman named Charmcaster?" he asked as he watched Helen contemplate his question before shaking her head. "She used to be an old enemy of mine, well mainly Gwen over six years ago. She's a powerful spellcaster who specializes in charms. I'm going to cut to the chase. She placed a powerful charm on me that connect me to women known as potentials. These potentials are women who have all the markers for potential soul mates and one of the effects of the charm is to heighten these potentials attraction to me."
"What are you trying to say?"
"That I wanted to come here and make sure things wouldn't be awkward and that no one would get hurt. I'm already in a confusing situation with Charmcaster and Julie," he wasn't sure how to broach the addition of Gwen just yet.
"So much for not hurting someone." Helen bitterly remarked. She turned away from him, not wanting to get hurt.
"I wasn't trying to hurt you or lead you on. I do genuinely find you beautiful and want to be your friend. I don't have all the answers either. What am I supposed to say? What am I supposed to do? Most guys would probably kill to be in this position, but not if it means hurting the people I care about."
"How does that even work? This Charmcaster, she's really willing to share you? And with other women?" The concept really boggled Helen's mind. What girl would be willingly to allow her one and only to share special and intimate moments with others?
"Like I said, I don't know. Its why I came to see you. Short of it devolving into a mindless sexfest I don't see how things will work out without someone getting hurt."
"Ben…" Helen turned away from him. "Maybe you should go." Her voice cracked slightly. The hurt was impossible to mask.
Ben closed his eyes as regret flowed through him. "Helen, I'm sorry." A flash of green filled the room. Helen turned around and saw that she was alone.
Sometime later back on Earth Julie was undergoing one of the toughest battles of her life. Julie took a deep breath before taking her ready stance waiting for her other opponent to hit her serve. Julie watched as the girl threw the ball in the air and slammed the ball with her tennis racket. While she may have been human, her adventures with Ben had helped her developed a slightly sharper sense of reaction that was already helped by her years of athleticism.
Julie moved and hit the ball faster than her opponent could react. Dodging plasma blasts and laser fire did wonders for one's reaction time. The people in the crowds started jumping up and down cheering and screaming.
Despite all the cheers there was one face Julie always wished to see during these events.
Julie knew that Ben was risking his life every day doing great things. She knew he was a hero, regarded as legend, but she wanted and needed to feel that she mattered to him. Was it too much to ask that he showed her fears were misplaced?
This whole charm business wasn't exactly helping things. Especially when one of the people she was competing against was an older and more developed woman who she felt she wasn't able to compete against.
Julie made her way to the locker room. Suddenly arms wrapped around her midsection and yanked her back. Julie let out a scream as fear coursed through her.
"And here I thought the screaming part comes later."
Julie turned her head to see it was none other than her boyfriend Ben.
"Ben you scared me." She wanted to yell at him, but she was focusing on calming her beating heart. "So how did things go?"
Ben sighed, "For all I know Helen hates me and I don't blame her. I'm just afraid this charm is going to cause a rift between us and we won't be able to amend.
"Ben, do you want to give up on us?"
"Of course not."
"I don't want to either. I care about you Ben and after everything we've been through I don't want to make the same mistakes that I did in the past. I love you and I'm not losing you without a fight."
"And I love you to Julie." Ben's tongue slithered passed her lips to the depths of her mouth. At least one thing went right today.