by Auzdein von Himmler at March 24 Thursday 6:11 pm EST
§ "I would be honored to hunt with you."
Relief and renewed excitement washed over him. Like her and hers, Auz tended to hunt alone, having realized that it was simply how the gods wanted him to ever since his first childhood adventures where they'd taught him painful lessons about taking others along if they weren't truly like him.
§ "I will move in with you. It would be a new place for us both, then; one which we can see the sky for many miles, if it would be possible. I would like that."
"It is more than 'possible'; it is the will of the great Al-lah you have spoken of. Our paths are star-crossed. Let us make it so," he beamed a very warm and happy smile to her, weaving the fingers of one hand through her golden locks to let them caress and fall away from her skin beneath. She would be able to tell in the ways that he touched her that he wanted to touch so much more and often, sharing that paramount gift, culture, and lovingly practiced skill with her.
Smiling, his tongue took on a life of its own: "I can't wait for you to see the 'sky for miles' as it stretches and yawns out over my Inisfree-" his eyes showed a split-second of worry. He had lost his control and spoken its name! There was a gulp, and he paled for a moment before her calming effect returned to him. No one was ever to know of its name. How had she extracted this? How had the gods??
When she took his hand within hers, his own eyes blissfully closed, and he marveled at how she was the very first and possibly only outsider ever to be allowed to know of, see, and slide off his gauntlets. As Freya shifted on his lap to settle into a very comfortable and fitting straddle on him, his eyes opened again and he looked back into her eyes with deep-seated wonder, accepting and loving how close they had become in the moment -literally and metaphorically. His hands, at first, settled snuggly around her thighs, sliding up and down them several times to caress and pet, until they slid their way all the way up and back to cup around her ***, projecting all his affection and love in one of the most common ways of hugging and reassuring someone where he came from. Directly beneath her, she would feel his member stir and grow, and he let it, not ignoring it this time.
§ "Now, you can feel my purr."
Freya placed his hand back to where he had instinctively needed it to be. Searching, overwhelmed eyes looked to it within her hands, and back up to her eyes. His lips parted. She was perfect. All the way from another distant planet and she was somehow perfect.
Auz wanted, felt, longed to say "I love you", as it was so easily a phrase shared between his people, and one always with great meaning; never just tossed out there for tradition or habit. However, his lips did not part, and his incisors only flexed for a moment of trembling against one another, wanting to help his lips and tongue speak it just as much. Sliding his arms now snuggly around her waist and back, he turned his head to rest an ear and cheek upon her cleavage, letting the rumble soothe him even more fully and directly, and just let her feel how strongly he had grown to long for her instead.
The digits of his hands opened and squeezed closed again slowly and repeatedly against her flesh, as if he were grabbing for what was already in his grasp, needing to brush them against her on a primal and pure level. She was making him feel just as accepted for who he had always been deep inside. His lips pursed and pressed themselves fully and softly against her nearest breast, holding a single kiss upon it for half a minute as his hot breath flowed down over its slope many times before he let them relax and part from it. The weariness and armor was slowly starting to thaw and trickle out away from him, almost as if he could feel it crumbling and floating off like the mist of snows.
§ "Tell me.., You said that your people saw the colors of someone's aura. I cannot."
"Sometimes." He spoke that same warm air out onto her breast, still snuggling tightly and comfortably with her; his cheek and ear still resting helplessly against her chest, and his arms around her upper body with her legs around his lower. "It was a trait I didn't know for the longest time if I wanted to imbue them with, ..but, yes, they can, if they so choose. For them, it is like flexing and relaxing their iris muscles, so if they want to see an aura, they just will their eyes to focus or flex that particular way, and let it relax when they wish to see in our normal, visible spectrum again."
§ "Can you see..mine?"
He looked up to her again in wonder and amazement, and very pleased eyes slowly closed as he answered.
"I never gave myself that ability -at least, not as much. I can see it like a very faint, superimposed glow at times when I focus, but more than anything, I see its colors in my mind through how I can feel it. It is a little bit different than seeing it directly." Auz paused to let his senses show it to him in his mind. "Some see only one color or two, but I have always seen a full rainbow of colors shifting all around each person's body. Each chakra glows with and radiates them -those colors- like they are fluctuating and changing their minds, based on how a person feels and reacts and grows. Some may have mostly blue around a few chakras, or gray if they are hiding or denying things, or pulsing whites if they have unlocked them and feel free... Yours," he paused, as if touching and listening to hers, "yours has the colors and the ringing or songs of tension...pain..." his words came softly as he offered his perception and diagnosis. "-much like mine does when I am in these lands."
§ "I wish I could see yours, Auzdein,"
It was then that Auz immediately felt her aura shiver, and paired it with her changing body language. Looking into her eyes with great concern and piercing care, he couldn't help but let it slip out. Auz now took her hands within his, and placed them longingly against his heart and sternum. With their faces now only inches apart, he leaned in and kissed her with full lips sealing warmly and flush against her own, as if he could taste and kiss away her pain. It was, in part, a kiss full of rich and mixed emotions, but more than lust or longing, it was a kiss meant to heal and reaffirm. She would feel his free hand now resting back against her heart chakra, completing the circuit between them; both hearts and energies feeding one another, like jumper cables for the soul.
"My dearest Lady Freya," eyes shifted back and forth between her own as he raised her face to his, where he felt it belonged, "you are so very much loved here. What has frightened you? Your life force diminished before my very eyes.." He had endured many moments of spirit wilting, doubt growing, and falling back upon experiences trying to warn him of the impossibility of any happiness with her or anyone out here, but, as with all other chapters of his life, his energy-well always ended up erupting and fighting through it all. He was, after all, an Alpha and a Bull.
There was fear, caution, and restraint in him, too, but his heart, bold and bright as always, was wining. She had filled it, and was now held dearly within. One hand continued to rest around her two held to the powerful, beating place between his pectorals. The other hand cupped her cheek, giving itself for her to nuzzle into and feel as much of his energy and attraction as she wanted.
"Someone once told me that, as a young man, mine was golden and white and rather blinding, and that, as I passed through my adolescent and patriotically polarized years, it became more orange with my loyalties to others, and other colors for a time, only returning to its original golden-white once I had come 'full circle' in my journeys of self-discovery. I bet anything yours was golden-white once not long ago, too, and that it will be again. By the gods, it shall be."
Dr. Auzdein von Himmler
Governor of Inisfree