Chapter 4: The ritual
It was the morning of the day of love. Kale woke up in his usual coil pile. He was suddenly hit with the horrible fear that maybe yesterday was a dream. He quickly rushed over to Mia's house and knocked on the door.
"Hello? Oh, hi!"
"Was yesterday just a dream" Kale immediately asked.
A surge of relief fell over Kale.
"Well, are you absolutely sure you want to do this?" Kale said.
"Yes, Kale. I will be here for you. Now, there is something that I have been wondering about." Mia said as Kale came inside.
"What is it?"
"How are we going to perform the ritual?"
Kale was ready to answer the question. "It is going to be almost exactly like the normal naga ritual. You and I will head out into the woods. Don't worry, we'll go to a place nowhere near humans. We aren't allowed to bring blankets. Remember how I said that the male has to give up his own comfort for the companion's? That is what I am going to do for you. I will use my tail to keep you warm during the night. Don't worry, it doesn't mean you will be crushed. I have really good control of my coils. It is very comfortable."
"Are you sure?" Maya asked.
"Do you want to feel it right now?" Kale asked.
"All right." Kale unraveled his tail from the pile he made and stretched it out. He made it so the bottom of it faced the ceiling.
"Okay, lay your shoulders on the thickest part of my tail."
She did. His tail was so thick, that her body was off of the floor. This would make it easier for Kale, though. Kale's tail came up and draped itself over her shoulders. She felt his tail begin at the left, come over her chest, and then it went under her at the right and poked out at the other side. He now had a full coil around her, which covered her from her shoulder to right above her belly button. The next coil came around her; it was made from the thickest part of Kale's body. This coil was so thick, it covered the rest of her, from right above her belly button down to her kneecaps. She found she could sit now, without using her legs to keep herself up.
"Does it hurt if I sit on your tail?"
"Not at all. Almost done."
His next coil covered her from her kneecaps to above her ankle, and the final coil finally came around her feet. Except for her head, she was now completely engulfed in Kale's coils.
"Are you okay with this?"
"Yeah. It actually feels great."
"Ok. Now here is what you'll like."
Kale brought the slack from his tail back up near Mia's head. It shocked her. He had completely engulfed her in his body, and it only took up one-fourth of his tail!
Kale hadn't completely used up the thickest part of his tail to wrap up Mia. He brought his tail up below Mia's head. It was thick enough to come up from the ground to her head to act as a pillow. And it felt great.
"Now here's how I'm going to sleep with you." Kale said. Kale brought the rest of his tail, and he laid a lot of slack from his tail next to the giant mass of coils that held Mia. He laid his human half on top of it.
"You can bring your arms out" Kale said. Mia brought her arms out of the cols. Mia felt that the coils weren't touching her anymore with the space her arms took up was gone. Kale felt this too, and he flexed his tail. The coils around Mia pulled out the slack of his tail, comfortably tightening around Mia again.
"Now, I can rest with you." Kale leaned forward near Mia, resting on the coil he was using as a pillow for her head. He came very near Mia, and begun to cradle her in his arms, while tightening his coils a little more to make her comfortable. She wrapped her arms around him, and rested her head on his chest. With everything below her shoulders was in his coils and her top half in Kale's arms, she was now completely surrounded by Kale. She finally felt completely safe after several years. Before she knew it, she was drifting off. Kale let her.
About 20 minutes later, Kale woke her up. "I'm sorry. It's time for me to hunt. But don't worry. Remember, we are doing it tonight." Kale said. Mia was about to climb out, when Kale stopped her. "Hold on, I want to try something." Kale suddenly tightened the coil around Mia's feet. The coil actually pulled her through his coils, and she came out the bottom end, laughing. Kale laughed too, before saying goodbye and leaving.
Mia couldn't wait for tonight.