Private Role-Play Flirtatious Wanderings

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  1. Kitsune

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    Standing alone on a sandhill, Rislyn smiled up at the stars. Dain was an idiot, yes, but she nearly always had best intentions at heart. And Rath... Well. If he behaved himself, she'd use a locating spell when all this was over, so he could find her quickly.

    She turned at the sound of hooves on sand, to find Firemouth approaching.

    I was told to find you, and make sure you didn't leave early.

    Chuckling, Rislyn slid down the hill to the horse, leaping lightly onto his back and laying down across him. "I'd never leave you, Rath is so stubborn he would have you follow me to the Gate."

    Probably. So we leave tomorrow. Good, I think. These people may be horse people, but there is no grass.

    The fox-goddess laughed long and loud. When she ceased, wiping tears from her eyes, she replied, "
    Tomorrow evening we'll be out of the desert. Then you'll have all the grass you could wish for!"


    Firemouth whinnied happily. Nearby, Rhonin and Rath echoed him.
     
  2. Paladin_girl

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    'I would,' she muttered against the swirl of hair, 'but I won't. Some things need to come full-circle.' She resisted the urge to embrace the fox tighter, relinquishing her swiftly, but never turning away until she was no longer in vision.

    She had dreaded talking with the solemn azure beside her.

    'I'd be a fool to let her go alone,' Dain replied firmly, 'and she'd be dead.'

    You shouldn't look for me, the warrior brooded, you shouldn't try to find me.

    She looked away, biting her tongue. She hesitantly glanced up with an frown, her dark eyes eyeing the rogue from ankles to hair, her expression curious, had it not have become so stark. He had propositioned her before; the she-warrior couldn't help but wonder what made this night so specific – and why he, the desert's most loved womaniser, was acting like a timid schoolgirl about it.

    She tilted her head, eyeing him questionably as she began gathering up her few possessions for the journey.

    'You sound almost like this is the last time that you'll ever see me. Afraid that bear claws will mark your back better than I can?'
     
  3. Nevermore

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    Rath's gaze fled from her questioning glance, the muscles of his face tightening as a frown attempted to lock itself upon his lips. He stared into the distance, silent for several moments as the only sound between them became the wind and the crackle of their fire. A soft sigh escaped his lips as his emotions were clenched in palms made of determination and desire. He twisted his regret and embarrassment into a hard rope that he used to hang his hesitation. He'd watch the thing squirm if it were a tangible object. Dain may have been more closed off than he, and though he felt silly letting his emotions get the better of him in front of someone so determined to hide hers, the rogue had come too far to downplay how he felt and what he feared. He let his gaze fall to the sand at his feet, occasionally glancing at the fiery glint cast in the glass pendant by the flames before him as he spoke softly, "it is," he glanced up at her to make his point, "it is the last time I will ever see you, until I see you again, which can't come soon enough and will take far too long no matter what."

    He let his eyes fall back to the sand, "I'm going to miss you, Dain. There's no telling how long this'll take and you'll be gone the whole time. You might think me a fool, but it's the truth. I will miss you." He was silent again before he raised his head slightly, offering her a grin that was barely visible, as was the sky that hid behind the clouds of his bangs, "And aye, I am a bit concerned about the bear claws. Our goal is to kill a god, after all, there's no guarantee I'll survive this journey. If I do indeed march to my death, I'd rather I have at least one more happy night before the end."
     
  4. Paladin_girl

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    Dain's gaze never left the rogue's face. Even when he had averted his eyes, the flare of determination and desire seemed to burn within them. She searched his features through the darkness, the azure sky seeming to swim in feathers. She felt a sudden anger roar through her stomach, churning like the wheels of a demon's chariot. Quickly, she raised her hand, the halberd swooping through the air like the shadow of a hurricane, the sharp edge resting against his throat. Her eyes felt like they were burning.

    If you want to die so badly, she thought, I will kill you myself.

    Her snarl curled against her lips, 'Gods can still bleed.'

    The halberd lowered slightly, the blade gently brushing against the edge of his cloak.

    'If you die,' her voice softened, the dusks betraying some apprehension, 'I will tear his throat out myself.'
     
  5. Nevermore

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    Rath's breath caught in his throat as the keen edge caressed his skin like the hand of death. He could feel the cold steel shave a layer of skin from his flesh even though it only gave him the lightest of kisses. She had proven her skill with a whetstone. Despite this, he could only offer her a grin over the blade, the sharp pain in his neck forcing his chin upwards slightly. "Aye," his response was fierce, "they can." When the halberd was lowered and her softened, the rogue placed a light hand on the wood of its shaft. The other hand rubbed lightly at the red line on his throat as he offered her a softer grin, "An 'I'll miss you too' would've worked as well."
     
  6. Paladin_girl

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    The blood against his flesh had now made her look away, her eyebrows creasing. She tasted crimson iron in her mouth as she bit into her lip tightly, the edges of her teeth feeling as sharp as the lustre of her weapon. Her expression had become severe once more.

    'I won't be sentimental. You know that I will forgive neither of you if one or both of you die.'

    There was silence.

    'I won't be sentimental,' she repeated, with firmer conviction. 'I don't know what's going to happen when you are done with your quest. When Rislyn is.'
     
  7. Nevermore

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    Rath stood and turned towards Dain fully, stepping into her averted gaze and offering her a firm expression. She refused to be sentimental, but he knew her true feelings, despite her best efforts to remain her stoic self. He wouldn't complain about her conviction. The truth was his, Dain was simply a different person. He would never be able to force her emotions out and he wasn't about to cause trouble trying, but he felt his own conviction was needed for another reason. "I'm coming for you," his voice was quiet and firm as his expression, the clear sky in his eyes refusing denial, "That's it. When the Bear is dead and Rislyn has completed her goal, I'm coming back for you. And," his expression softened into a slight grin as his voice became more confident than firm, "You don't have to worry about forgiving neither of us, remember what I've told you before? Death doesn't suit me. I won't die, and Rislyn is a goddess."
     
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    Dain didn't reply, the hard thud of her weapon into the sands being enough to suggest how the bad-tempered warrior had felt. The fringe of her hair concealed the stark glare in the she-wolf's violet eyes, the doubt broiling in her thoughts as the words fell from the rogue's lips like driftwood. She had felt so certain that they would not die – the reassurances from her lover had given that firmness a shudder, unintentionally toying with it.

    'Then I won't bid you farewell. I will expect to see you both alive – and in the meantime, I will try to keep it that way.'

    Hezul's Brand. What are you doing to me?
     
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    Rath sighed softly before stepping closer to her now that the weapon had fallen into the sand, "I'm not asking you to bid me farewell," his words were quiet, sincere, "I'm asking you to stay the night with me."
     
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    Dain rose her face slightly, her eyes meeting his. It was quiet, like the calm before the inevitable thunder. There was a haughty amusement in her expression, neither caustic nor accusing. She neared him carefully, as a wolf in the presence of a snake. She chuckled softly, shaking her head slowly. She touched his face.

    'I never said no.'
     
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    Joy swept across the rogues face quicker than he could control the emotion. It was all he could to keep himself from sweeping her into his arms and running off to his tent as she touched his face. The roughness of her calloused hand was a welcome sensation against his skin and her proximity warmed him against the desert chill. He struck like a snake, moving faster than she would be able to react as his hand took the one from his cheek within its grasp and he drew her closer. Rath kissed Dain fully on the lips, holding her tenderly for as long as he could before drawing back slightly but remaining near enough to rest his forehead against hers and keeping her hand within his grasp, "I'm glad you didn't," his voice was barely a whisper as the sky of his vision sought the dusk in hers.
     
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    Dain didn't pull away as Rath's warm form pressed closer against hers, the soft exchange of heat against their lips as gentle as the words that had left them. She became quiet, squeezing the hand that held hers for a moment, before she unfastened the crimson cloak and thrust it to the sands, moving to undo his shirt with a short smile.

    'Come then,' she murmured softly, 'we'll forget tomorrow for now.'
     
  13. Nevermore

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    Rath caught her hands gently in his, caressing them lightly as he moved them away from his chest and kissed her softly. He whispered against her lips, "Tomorrow can be forgotten in a bed as well as on the sand," he offered a smirk, "sand can be quite uncomfortable. Also," he snatched her from the floor with another kiss, lifting her against his form, "it wouldn't be good if Rislyn caught us..."
     
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    The she-warrior gave the man a fierce glare, trying to wrench herself from the embrace that she had been rolled into, before folding her arms and glancing away, traces of pink burning against her cheeks, softly shaking her head.

    'It'll get cold,' she muttered briskly.
     
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    Rath couldn't help but smile warmly at her when he noticed the pink shade of her cheeks. Before she could protest further he whispered softly, "Take a deep breath and close your eyes." She would have barely enough time to carry out his request before he took off like lightning through the Gael camp, vanishing from sight as his Quick Step bore them to his tent. He could've just as easily walked her there but he was excited and his blood raced in his veins. She had lit the fire of his passion and he wasn't about to waste any time if it could be avoided. The whole night would be about them, even if it meant he didn't sleep. Fabric flared violently in the wake of his passing and they now stood in the center of his tent with the flaps at the entrance blown about wildly. He sat her down gently with a huff, slightly out of breath but as pent up as before. Before his hands left her deft fingers found clasps and belts with practiced ease. It only took the rogue mere moments to reduce her leathers to a pile on the floor. His eyes moved over her tanned skin, surprisingly tender hues lit the sky within the orbs.
     
  16. Paladin_girl

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    Dain kept her eyes tightly shut, the air all but screaming in her ears as he moved – it had taken even her own sharp mind to realise where she had been run into. When her feet touched the floor however, she had tugged away just as swiftly at his clothing, her fingers finding his shoulders to shove him to the bed beside them. As his eyes travelled up her form, the she-warrior smiled faintly, seeing the azure within them soften. She didn't let the dusk in hers show rain.

    She touched his face.
     
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    Her touch was electric against Rath's skin, the sensation on his cheek forcing a soft gasp from his lips as his hands pulled her form against his and strong arms wrapped around her body gently. One arm snaked between them, coming between their shoulders gently as his hand found her cheek and cupped it lightly. Though the skin on his hands was rough and worn his touches were tender and gentle. His fingertips slipped into her hair as he held her cheek in his palm. There was something he needed to tell her, something she needed to hear before he let her leave again. He had already said it to her on the journey so far, but it had been halfheartedly light and poorly worded. The felt his response to her feelings was unacceptable, but he had her now and the mood was perfect. He knew she would probably curse for it, surprising her when she's not ready, but he welcomed this particular kind of curse. He his hand guided her closer, tilting her jaw downward and lifting his mouth towards hers, as if to kiss her, but stopped just before they touched, his eyes locking into the dusk of her sight as he whispered softly, "I love you, Dain."
     
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    Dain stared at the rogue, her eyes widening momentarily; she had not expected such words to pass his lips in earnest. Whilst she did not betray any look of abject shock, she did not hesitate a faint smile, resting her forehead against his in silence.

    I know, she replied without speaking, I know.

    The droplet of a tear made a river against her cheek.
    _

    The night had been long; even when Rath had finally committed to slumber, the she-warrior was tempted to slip away. Yet the arm across her torso demanded otherwise and she had been too tired – if not too comfortable – to move it away. Now that the morning light smiled into the tent, she did not hesitate to shuffle it from her body. She pulled herself up, feeling her muscles groan quietly from the overall strain of movement. She instinctively rubbed the back of her neck with a sigh. Damn the man's energy. She sought out her leathers.
     
  19. Kitsune

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    Rislyn sat a few dozen yards from their tent, awaiting Dan's appearance. She was sure to slip out while Rath slept off his post-coital bliss.

    Behind the goddess, grazing fitfully, stood the three horses. Rath looked at her mournfully.

    Why does she make it more difficult? he asked.

    Rislyn had no answer. Rhonin nuzzled his brother, saying, Dain is protecting them. She is doing what she always does. Leaving those she loves, because she can't admit her feelings without feeling vulnerable.

    "We don't know that. She thinks this is the right path for her. We'll let he go with our love, and when the time comes, we'll chase her stubborn ass down."

    Rislyn spared a glance over her shoulder to see Firemouth approaching. He rested his great head on her shoulder, one large eye gazing into hers. Both sighed, and resumed their watch of the tent.
     
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    Rath watched Dain carefully through half-closed eyelids, the pieces of skin appearing as lines of earth cutting off the blue sky in the distance during the sunrise. She had moved carefully from his grasp, but unfortunately for the Midgardian the former mercenary was a light sleeper and no matter how gentle or sneaky she was, there was no way to escape his hold without waking him up. He was silent as he regarded her sadly. They would go their separate ways this day and there was no telling how long it would be until the next time they met. The sun seeped through the thick canvas of the tent in tiny rays of light that poured through the gaps caused by the hand-stitching that had created it and cast dots of gold all around the interior. Dain's tanned skin was alight with them and Rath likened the appearance of her to that of an arabesque night. The beauty of what he saw nearly kept him silent still, but she would soon try to leave and he wasn't going to let her leave without a goodbye.

    "I hope," his voice was quiet, tinged with sadness as he sat up, "you're not planning on sneaking off without saying goodbye." He stretched his sore muscles. The previous night was sure to be remembered forever. His solemn gaze traveled back to Dain but her back was still to him. He wanted desperately to see her eyes, know what she was thinking.