Scox found himself in a position which happened often, he perched at the edge of Sabnoch's desk, watching him pace backwards and forwards and around the office as he sorted out some dilemma in his head.
Usually it was battle related, Sabnoch worked best when he had someone to bounce ideas off, so Scox was always around to give suggestions on strategy and weapons, but he also did it for the moral issues Sabnoch very occasionally had too.
"So, you lied to me the first time, you do like her"
Sabnoch ignored the comment, he was too deep in thought, the last time he had anything to do with matters of the heart it didn't end well, at all, and he had sworn off women since. But Raz was different, something in her brought out the old Sabnoch in him, hiding away the bitter, resentful creature he had become.
He sat down at his desk, "What do I do?" he asked Scox.
"Simple" Scox replied "You tell her"
"Tell her?! I can't"
Scox rolled his eyes and stood up "Look, from what you told me about Dantalion coming to you yesterday, she is good friends with him, she probably said something, that made him come to you, meaning she must have said something to him about you, about any feelings she may have towards you…?"
Sabnoch tried to think up a reason why Scox was wrong, but he couldn't, his friend had a point, and Scox was annoyingly nearly always right.
"So I have to tell her" he resigned.
"As soon as you can, go now, get it over and done with"
Sabnoch sighed. He knew Scox was right, annoyingly, as he usually was, he looked to his friend who was looking back with an impatiently raised eyebrow.
He would prefer to talk with Asmodeus about this, with whom he was closer and he trusted a lot more, but seeing as the girl in question was engaged to Asmodeus' son, it wouldn't be entirely appropriate. And that was the worst part of it all, the possibility of betraying Asmodeus, someone Sabnoch would willingly give his life for, but he couldn't go on without at least saying something.
"Ok" he resigned "I'm going"
And before Scox could reply he disappeared, leaving that tiny whisp of blue smoke behind.
He aimed for her private sitting room, she was always in it, and he could sense her there before he even landed.
She was sat facing away from him. He opened his mouth to speak but then he heard a sob, a strange sound coming from her. He was tempted to teleport away again, unnoticed, but something inside him wouldn't let him just leave her there like this, so he went to her.
I had just received the note, read it, and had sat down on the couch, in a flood of tears. Some would think it ridiculous, getting worried over an injured demon, but we all knew the risk, because even though there was reincarnation, there was always the worry that they would never be found again. Plus the fact that no high level demon had ever died before, and the theory went that high level demons, once killed, would stay that way.
It was merely seconds after I'd read it and sat down in shock that Sabnoch arrived, I didn't hear him at first but he appeared out of no where in front of me, with a concerned look on his face he knelt in front of me and asked what was wrong.
I couldn't speak, so I just handed him the letter. He mouthed the words as he read.
It was simple, basic, from my father, informing me that Derrith had been gravely injured in Arcarna, and that they didn't know if he'd survive, and asking me to come quickly.
I couldn't face the thought of losing Derrith, we'd become so close, it would be like losing Dan.
Sabnoch let the paper fall to the floor and held his arm out, and instantly I buried myself in his shoulder, he shushed me and stroked my hair. I could tell he didn't know what to say, because I knew this wasn't exactly the situation he excelled in, he just let me cry for a few minutes.
"Will you take me to him?" I asked
"Of course" he nodded and let me go so I could put on my shoes, I took a brief look at what I was wearing, and for one moment thought I should change, as I was only wearing a simple dress and Lucifer wouldn't approve, but then I decided I didn't care, that getting to Derrith was way more important.
I could also have teleported myself to the portal, but I didn't want to, I was way too emotional and I didn't want to end up in some poor seventh level demon's bathroom or something because I wasn't concentrating hard enough.
I stuck my hand out to Sabnoch and he took the hint, taking it gently and quickly leaving, knowing how anxious I was getting.
At the portal there was a huge crowd, all talking about what had happened, as Derrith was the supposed anti-christ people were desperate to know what was happening. When they realised I had arrived they all went quiet and stood aside to let us pass, a few muttering comments about my tear-streaked face.
It seemed like ages getting there, but after we got through the portal it was only a quick teleport away to Lucifer's tent, which was where we guessed everyone would be. Outside I recognised a few of my father's personal servants, who all bowed their heads at me as we walked in. Standing inside the main room was a handful of demons I knew, one of which I really didn't want to see, but inevitable as he was Derrith's best friend.
He came up to me, as much as I hated him I could see the worry in his face was genuine and it made me dislike him a tiny bit less.
"He's through there" Kathan nodded over to a side room I knew was where my father usually slept and I hurried over, leaving Sabnoch behind.
Inside there was only one person next to the bed, Lillian, before I could see Derrith she quickly came up to me and grabbed my hands.
"I want to warn you Raz, it's not good"
"I can handle it"
She stepped aside to let me go forward to him, and what I saw was beyond what I could even imagine. The creature lying in the bed couldn't be my brother, it was horrific, and I could only see the top bit, the rest of him was covered up.
Half his face seemed to be just missing, it had no skin on it whatsoever, it was just a bloody mess, and the other side was so swollen it was completely unrecognisable. His chest had burns and wounds unlike anything I'd ever seen before, one part was so charred it looked like it would fall off.
He was sleeping, or unconscious. Which I was extremely thankful for as if he was awake the pain would have been completely unbearable. I took the place where Lillian had been sitting next to him, but I didn't want to take his hand through fear of hurting him more, so I just sat there and watched his unsteady, shallow breathing.
Lillian left, and I broke into tears again, the state he was in, there was no way he would pull through, and whether you believed in reincarnation for high level demons or not, I had still never experienced it before, to me, dead was still dead, and dying was still dying, and that is exactly what Derrith looked like he was doing.
I don't know if it was a few minutes, or an hour, but after while Sabnoch came in, he tentatively placed a hand on my shoulder and squeezed it gently.
"Do you know what happened?" I asked
"I spoke to Kathan" he said "Derrith was leading a troop across the river where there was an encampment of angels, as soon as he and all his demons were in the water it turned yellow, the angels had put something in it, that's what…burnt, then while they were all in there the angels appeared and launched an arrow assault, it was a trap that he fell right for, Kathan said he'd tried to persuade him not to go for it, but your brother was insistent. They found only two left alive, plus the one who saw everything from the riverbanks"
I sniffed. Derrith was so determined to prove himself to our father over Kathan that he would do something this reckless and stupid easily. Idiot.
Sabnoch hovered behind me, I was sure he had seen a good few war wounds himself, probably experienced some on himself too, but even he seemed slightly worried by this one.
Two haggard figures came in, and by their purple cloaks I recognised them to be healers, so the two of us left the room, to let them do what they needed to in peace.
There were more demons out in the main part of the tent now. Lillian stood with Asmodeus and Kathan, and was hugging closely a sobbing creature, it took me a minute to click on but when I did I almost lost it.
"What is she doing here??!" I whispered angrily to Sabnoch
"She insisted, said if they didn't take her she'd come herself" he whispered back
"She can't see this, she's in love with him, and she's too young, it'll kill her"
"She hasn't seen him yet, Asmodeus won't let her"
I looked over the other demons, but didn't see the one I most expected to.
"Where is my father?"
"In his private office, he said you could see him if you wanted to, over there" he pointed to a door on the far end of the main room and went over to join Asmodeus.
I didn't know if I wanted to see Lucifer or not, but Sabnoch left me no choice really, so I slowly made my way over.
I knocked gently, and heard a faint 'enter' from the other side. His office here was similar to the one he had in Hell, just on a smaller scale, it still had the same dark colours, and a huge mahogany desk that looked the exact replica he had in Hell. Lucifer sat behind it, leaning back, his legs crossed and one hand on his head like he was nursing a headache.
His eyes were closed and he didn't look over, but he knew who it was.
"You've seen your brother?" he asked
I nodded, then realised he couldn't see me "Yes sir"
There was a moment of silence before he opened his eyes and sat up "The healers said all we can do now is wait, they can give him potions for the pain every few hours but other then that…"
I felt I should go over to him, that we should comfort each other, but I didn't know how he'd react to it.
"Will you stay here in Arcarna while we…wait?"
"I'd like to, if you want me to"
"I do, I'll have someone arrange to have your tent set up"
"Was there anything else?" he asked, and it stung a little.
I bit my lip, brushing it off as usual "If he dies…?" I started
"I don't know" he interrupted quickly, as if he didn't want to even think about acknowledging the fact that Derrith dying could be a possibility.
I turned to leave, but before I could open the door I heard him speak, for the first time, as someone with a soul. I heard him for the first time being completely open, honest and genuine.
"He can't die, he won't die, he is destined for great things, all the prophecies say… but it can't end now, it just can't. I can't lose him… not after your moth -"
And then he stopped, as if he realised I was in the room too. He looked away, angry that I'd heard and gestured me out with a flick of his hand.
I rushed out, and had it in my mind to head straight back to Derrith, but standing outside Lucifer's office, patiently waiting for me was Kathan.
He was pale, his black eyes shining a little too much, he nervously rubbed the back of his neck.
"What do you want?" I snapped, I didn't want to deal with him, I wanted to see my brother, he should know that.
"I'm sorry" he said, so quiet I only just heard it. In fact, I wasn't sure I had heard it at all, so I raised an eyebrow and stepped slightly closer to him
"What did you say?"
"I said… I'm sorry, for what I did, tried to do to you a few months ago, it was wrong"
I was so taken aback I momentarily forgot where I was and nearly laughed out loud, but stopped myself just in time. Instead, I took another step forward, and slapped him hard across the face. How dare he mention that at a time like this?! The sound echoed around the room and everyone turned around to see what had happened.
I ignored them all, and went straight to Derrith.
The healers had left and he seemed calmer now he'd had a recent dose of pain relieving potion, his breathing was a lot steadier.
Apart from to wash and occasionally eat, I didn't leave his side for three days, barely sleeping, just watching, waiting, and hoping for a miracle. Asmodeus, Kathan, Lillian and my father had all come and gone throughout the whole time, and Lucifer even allowed Dan to come, though obviously for my sake, not Derrith's. I was so happy to see him and it took until orders came from Asmodeus that Dan was needed until I would let him go again.
I was exhausted, I knew I needed sleep but I knew also that I had to stay with him, apart from sleeping easier he hadn't got any better, he hadn't even opened his eyes yet.
Into the fourth day it was hazy, I was so tired I could barely see. All I remember was hearing someone come in to the room, I murmured something to them and they came over to me and pulled me back off the bed, as I had almost fallen asleep with my head resting on it, before picking me up into their arms.
"No" I protested "I have to stay with him"
"Someone else can for a while, you need rest"
"Sab I have to…"
"No, you don't"
When I woke up I could feel the sun blazing down into my tent. The air felt thick and muggy, and I had a screaming headache. I slipped out of the bed, not paying any attention to the fact that this was my tent and I'd never been here before, and padded barefoot to the other side where there was a set of couches.
Although she was facing away from me, I would recognise that glistening red hair anywhere.
"Lillian" I said as I moved around to face her "How did I get here, how's Derrith, who's with him?"
"Calm down sweetie" she smiled "Your brother is being well looked after, it was you we were worried about"
"You were asleep for nearly twenty hours,"
"Woah" I sat down
"You exhausted yourself looking after your brother, Sabnoch said you still fought until you passed out to stay with him"
"Sabnoch…oh", the memory of him carrying me to my tent, into my bed hit me, and I didn't know if I was embarrassed or touched by it.
"He's been here the whole time" she smiled knowingly "He's only just left now to get news of Derrith"
"Derrith! How is he?"
"He's great, he's awake now, he's eating, I'm sure he's going to be fine"
I jumped up and ran to the small wardrobe across the room, quickly pulling out a dress.
"I have to see him!" I said loudly
"Yes honey, but maybe a wash and just brushing your hair first may be an idea, you have just been in bed for nearly a day…?"
"Oh…yeah" I grinned stupidly, too excited about the news that Derrith was getting better to really care about my appearance.
When I saw him all I wanted to do was run over and hug him, but I was too afraid of hurting him, he still looked terrible, bloody, messy, the only difference was he was sitting up and awake. The blankets were up to his neck so I could only see how his face was healing. And that was still pretty much like it was.
He smiled when he saw me "Hey little sis, you sleep well?" he joked
Kalia was sat next to him, which I was slightly angry about, she looked pale and like she'd been crying a lot, she wasn't ready to see him like this, and I was furious that Asmodeus had let her.
She read my face, and knew to leave, she gave Derrith a smile and quickly rushed past me, avoiding eye contact.
"Don't be so hard on her" Derrith said, his voice hoarse "She was worried, she wanted to see me"
I came and sat down in Kalia's place "I didn't want her upset"
"She's fine, anyway, what about you? I heard you exhausted yourself staying with me?"
"I'm I big girl, I can handle it" I stuck my chin up, trying to heal my slightly wounded ego.
"I'm sure you can, you shouldn't have though"
"Yes I should"
He smiled at me, then winced a little.
"You idiot" I said shaking my head "Why did you do it?"
"Well, I didn't exactly know they were going to turn the water into acid did I?"
"Kathan said he told you not to go in the first place!"
"Ah well, some stupid male pride thing?"
"You got the stupid part right" I said, rolling my eyes as he laughed.
I stayed for a few hours, until he got tired and wanted to sleep, I said I wanted to stay but he wouldn't let me, told me to go and stop wasting my time sitting next to him.
I did, but only with a firm warning I'd be back again, and would be talking to the healers to make sure he was behaving himself.
He laughed and called out a "Yes mother" just as I left.
I felt better now, Derrith was more himself. He looked like utter crap, and worse, but there was light at the end of the tunnel, I didn't think he was going to die on me anymore.
Outside I looked around for anyone I knew, namely Sabnoch, but I didn't see him or anyone, so I ordered some food from a passing servant, and went back to my tent, receiving a little shock when I got there by who was inside.
"Sab!" I guess I knew now why I didn't see him outside.
"I wanted to see if you were ok"
I rolled my eyes and came over to sit with him on the couches the other end of the tent.
"I'm fine, I can handle a little sleep deprivation"
He smiled at himself "Yeah I know you can, I was just - "
I slumped down on the couch, kicked my shoes off and put my feet up on the arm rest. It felt a little awkward, I don't know why, just a strange tension in the air.
"Er… I just ordered some food, you want?"
"Nah, I'm good, just eaten"
A few moments of silence passed, he seemed really uneasy, I raised an eyebrow.
"Sab, are you ok?"
He was looking down at the ground, he was silent for a few seconds, then he clicked his knuckles and leant forward.
"Raz, there's something I need to say to you"
He was about to speak when he was interrupted by a knock on the wooden panel that framed the entrance.
"Yeah?" I called out
The canvas that made the door was pushed aside, and in came Kathan, my heart sank.
"What?!" I barked
"I need to speak to you" he said, a little sheepishly.
"Well I was just about to talk to Sabnoch, so if it can wait…"
"No" Sabnoch stood up "Don't worry about it"
He quickly left, giving a required respectful nod to Kathan on his way out. I would have protested his leaving, but I didn't get a chance to, and before I could blink Kathan had come over and sat in his place.
"What do you want?" I grunted, folding my arms.
"I wanted to talk about the other day, what I said, I meant it"
"Well…I just wanted you to know, well…"
I rolled my eyes, "Spit it out Kathan"
"When…it happened, when I tried to…I didn't know you then, I thought you were just some normal girl, just pretending not to be head over heels in love with me"
I scoffed and looked away, what was this idiot trying now?
"But you weren't" he continued "You turned out to be strong-willed, and powerful, and, I think I've come to like you"
I turned back, he looked absolutely pained to be saying this, and I was enjoying it.
"Well…?" he asked
"I was hoping…you might…"
"Oh please Kathan!" I took my feet off the arm rest and sat up "You think I might like you back just because you admit you're a complete asshole? Get over yourself"
In a matter of milliseconds his facial expression changed completely, it went back to his usual, arrogant look, though this time with a dash of anger.
I carried on "You basically tried to rape me, that's not something I'm going to forgive easily. You WILL get to sleep with me, unfortunately, but that's because of our agreement, no other reason. I hate you, no, I loathe you, and you'd better hope we don't get married, because if we do, it's likely I'll kill you in your sleep"
I stayed cool, calm collected, and was extremely proud of myself, though I didn't show it. He just sat there, completely shocked, and possibly a little hurt, for a moment, before turning and quickly storming out.
I smiled and put my feet back up again. Raz, one, Kathan, zero.
I went back to see Derrith later on, in the candle light his wounds looked angrier, and I started to get worried again. When it got late he insisted I leave again, much to my annoyance. Though I spoke to a healer before I left, who explained to me everything about his condition, which was both uplifting and heartbreaking to hear, knowing that, even with demon magic, he'd still be terribly scarred forever.
I went to bed but couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned for hours. The air was hot but the wind was whistling through my tent. I had no idea what the time was, but I knew there was no point in sleeping now.
I wanted to go back to my brother, but he'd be sleeping and if he wasn't he'd yell at me for going. I knew I should be happy he was getting better, but I was still worried. Plus, selfishly, I was still thinking about my encounter with Kathan earlier, dick.
I couldn't stand the heat in my tent anymore. I had to get out in the open. I slipped out of bed and grabbed the little satin slip I had been wearing earlier and threw it on. It came to about five inches above my knees, which I decided was just about suitable if anyone saw me in it. They wouldn't think it suitable, but I did.
The cool air that rushed to my face as I stepped out felt good, refreshing. And the grass underneath my bare feet was bliss. I headed left, where I knew there would be less activity and less chance of someone seeing me.
After a while I came to the edge of the short cliff that marked where Lucifer's area finished and Asmodeus' began. As far as the eye could see there were tents, and from here I could just about see the larger one that was Asmodeus and Lillian's, and the two next to it that were Kalia and Kathan's.
I sat so that my legs were dangling over the edge, heights didn't scare me, and it wasn't the biggest drop ever and it just felt so liberating to be able to do what I wanted.
"You'll kill yourself one day when I'm not around" came a familiar deep voice behind me.
Looked like I'd spoke, or thought, too soon.
"Hi Sab" I greeted before even seeing his face as he sat down next to me in the same manner as I was, but noticeably positioning his arm in a protective way that would be able to catch me if I fell.
"What are you doing out here?" he asked "And what are you wearing"
I smiled. He would certainly disapprove.
"It's my nightwear" I explained "I didn't think anyone would be around, so I didn't think it would be an issue"
"Raz" he started "You know what it's like, someone sees you like that and…"
"Well, you know, only a husband is supposed to…"
"If you mention the name Kathan I swear I will kill you"
He bit his lip and we both looked out across the fields in a comfortable silence, watching the stars.
"What did you want to say to me earlier?" I asked
More silence. A cheer from a late night drunken gathering came from the distance and I laughed, Sabnoch didn't seem to notice it.
"I don't want you to sleep with him" he said suddenly
I sighed in frustration loudly and looked over at him, and had to give myself a few seconds before I could reply. He looked amazing. He was wearing nothing but a pair of leather trousers and a silver chain around his neck. In the light his grey eyes glistened and his smooth skin looked perfect. I noticed how his tattoos accentuated his muscles, and the blue colour of them was glistening.
"You know" I said "You're not exactly dressed suitably either"
"Yeah, but I'm a man, I'm allowed" he teased.
Then I remembered what he said. "Sabnoch, I have to sleep with him, it's the only way he'll let me beat him, and the only way I'll be able to fight here, you said I'm good, why don't you want me to fight?"
He looked down at his hands and lifted one up to play with one of the many tiny silver hoops in his ears. "Obviously I don't want you to fight, I don't want you to get hurt, but, mainly, it's not about that"
"Then what is it about?! If it's about me having sex unmarried then if you're so sure I'm going to marry him anyway why does it…"
"It's not that!" he snapped
"Then what the fuck is it?" I ordered.
He looked right at me then, he lifted his hand and ever so gently stroked the top of my arm, then took it away as if ashamed.
"It's the fact that I can't bear the thought of you with another man"
I had no idea what to say. I had no idea how to react. He had just told me he didn't want me to be with anyone, implying he didn't want me to be with anyone but him.
"I, err, I think I should go back"
"Of course" he agreed, acting like he hadn't said anything.
It wasn't far back to my tent and Sab walked ever so slightly in front of me the whole way there. When we got to my tent he held the canvas door aside for me. I stopped just before I went in, looking up at his, to me, perfect face.
I had thought about this so much, but thought it impossible. The idea that Sabnoch could think of me in that way, well, it had been suspected, but never proven. And even if he did I never thought he would have confessed it, not with the way he was about protocol and laws. I was engaged to Kathan, which was, in Sabnoch's eyes, as good as marriage. So the idea that he really did want me, well, my heart was almost pounding out of my chest. I had to make a quick decision.
"Sab…will you stay with me?"
"Of course" he said in the exact same way he had before and let me go in front of him, following and tying up the cords to keep the door from blowing around. I stood next to my bed and watched as he walked to the other side of the tent and sat down on the armchair that at the moment faced me.
"I will stay awake and keep watch if you want me to"
"No" I said firmly and he looked at me puzzled.
"I said…" I reached down to the hem of my slip and began to pull it up and over my head and watched his shocked expression as I stood before him, naked.
"…stay with me"
He caught the breath that he seemed to have been holding on to and instantly stood up. He made his way over to me in about a stride and a half and took me into his huge arms. One hand cupping the back of my head and one around my waist he kissed me hungrily, his tongue so far into my mouth it was not easy to tell who's was who's. Then, as quickly as he has started, he stopped, and put his forehead against mine.
"We can't" he whispered.
"Why not?" I shouted, pulling away from him and grabbing a sheet off the bed to cover myself with.
"Because!" he yelled "You are a princess, and engaged princess at that, I'm not even of the first circle of demons, we just can't"
"Raz… you know what I mean, plus the fact that you're unmarried also means that you're a…I have no right to take that"
"A what, a virgin? Things worked a little differently on earth, I'm not a virgin Sabnoch"
He stood back a little, now that would have been a shock to him. I understood how it was here.
"Still Raz" he put his head in his hands "We can't"
"But I want to, I need to, I'm fed up of hearing you say 'we can't'. I am never going to marry Kathan and you know it! You say you don't want any other man to touch me, well then, make your claim" I dropped the sheet and held my arms out defiantly, and this, he couldn't resist.
He scooped me up again and attacked me with his lips. Throwing me onto the bed he began to kiss and bite down my neck, and letting his hands feel all over me. I moaned and threw my arms round his neck.
"You don't understand what you do to me" he growled against the skin just above my breast, before taking them in both hands and massaging them like he'd never be able to touch them again. My nipples, which were already hard from the cool air were now almost painful, and, as if sensing my need for them to be touched he took one in his mouth kissing and sucking on it hard while stroking the other as I moaned again.
He moved his mouth onto the other nipple and I felt his hand slowly move downward. It would linger in places where I was sensitive, like the softest part of my stomach and stroke the skin there so I would gasp and feel myself growing wetter with every second. Eventually his hand reached where I wanted it.
I didn't want to know how many women Sabnoch had been with in all his five thousand or so years, but it did make him experienced, and he certainly knew what he was doing and where everything was. He slipped two, then three fingers inside me, expertly moving them as his thumb rubbed my clit. It didn't take long before I let out a long moan of release. He grinned, proud of his work, but I was about to make him suffer.
I had been with three men in my life, and all three had been men, not boys my age. So I had a fairly good idea of how to please one.
He stood and went to pull off his trousers but I stopped him and pushed his hands away, a gesture that told him I wanted to do something for him. The leather trousers came off easily, and there was nothing underneath, nothing but his manhood, large and erect, there right before me. I scooted across and sat up so that I was at the edge of the bed, I grasped it in my right hand, starting to gently stroke it. I looked up at him sexily, watching his face as I leant forward and licked it from the base to the head. I felt him shudder.
"I swear" he growled, raking his hand through my hair "If you carry on I'm just going to take you right this second".
I grinned evilly and gave him another sexy look as I took it in my mouth. His groans as my lips massaged and sucked him turned me on more then I could have imagined. Pleasing him was the most intimate thing I'd ever done with anyone.
I withdrew for a second to get my breath, but before I could move back he decided enough was enough and pushed me roughly back onto the bed, quickly capturing my lips with his. His kiss was so dominant and passionate I thought my lips would bleed. Soon enough I felt him teasing at my entrance, and widened my legs a little more to invite him in, and he didn't need to be asked twice.
I winced a little when he first pushed into me, not only was he much bigger then I had ever had before but I hadn't had it in a while either. He sensed my discomfort and slowed, pausing in between each thrust so that I could get used to him. And soon enough I did.
It was hot and heavy, the deep smell of sex was thick in the air and I loved it. He moved his hips in such a perfect, rhythmic motion he had me screaming out his name in no time, neither of us caring who would hear.
I came first, then soon after he did too, which was a good thing as I didn't think I could handle much more, and he collapsed on top of me, breathing hard and his arms cradling my head as I felt the last pulses of his release inside me. We stayed like that for a minute or so until he eventually rolled to the space next to me. An unreadable expression on his face.
I turned and intertwined my leg with his, resting my head on his chest. I wanted him to say something but he just put his arm round me as he stared up to the ceiling.
"Sab?" I asked tentatively "You ok?"
He turned and faced me, putting his other arm round me "I'm great". He leant forward and kissed me, slowly for the first time, and I returned it, but deepened it.
He seemed to be enjoying the post-sex slow kiss, but I was about to ruin it. I knew he felt my grin in our kiss, and he stopped and leant back to see what I was up to.
I laughed, and didn't give him another second to work it out before I rolled and jumped onto him, straddling his waist I started to kiss softly down the centre of his chest.
"Shit woman, you want to go again?!"
"Hells yeah I do" I smirked as he sat up and pushed me down so he could pounce onto me again.
That bit wasn't supposed to happen until the next chapter but I thought as I've been a useless cow and haven't updated in so freaking long that maybe I should give you a break. Chapter twelve is finished, I just need to edit it a bit before I publish. It's good to be back =]