The Outcasts' Requiem Dec 9, 2014 12:10:00 GMT -5
Post by SiofraTural on Dec 9, 2014 12:10:00 GMT -5
“Please…” her breathless whisper begged, Carth’s eyes falling slowly shut as he felt her words paint themselves against his lips. “…Stay.” The moment their lips touched as almost like an electrifying sensation that seemed to be so much stronger compared to the other times Carth had kissed her. It was probably more so since Astella was the one to complete the kiss, the one to lean her face closer and press a firmness to their lips that ignited a heat in the man’s heart that suddenly made all of his senses soar with clarity. She could probably feel the very faint shaking of his fingertips on her face as he cupped the side of her jaw, the excitement and nervousness in the back of his mind colliding in a strange mess of confusion. His heart was racing a mile a minute, a pounding in his ears so deafening he wondered if others could hear the same. Carth wanted to adjust his lips, or tilt his head a little more as he’d seen others do it, but this was so nerve wracking that he didn’t want to move and spoil this moment. Kissing the side of her neck was erotic, the top of her head or her fingertips comforting, but the kiss upon her lips brought a closeness to the male that he had never felt before.
As Astella slowly leaned away, Carth’s mind wanted to draw closer, to bring her lips back to him, but he was nervously stiff, only opening his eyes a second after Astella had as he reveled in the sensation of their touching lips for a bit longer. Slowly, his eyes would open, little by little until he could now look upon her face, his eyes still watery from his own tears after the shocking fear that went from Astella into him. Gazing into the woman’s eyes Carth noticed a large difference in the state of her eyes, seeing a lot less of those strange, otherworldly and cloudy swirls that were now starting to disappear. Their faces inches apart, and Carth finally remembered to breath, giving an awkward and slow exhale that was a bit sudden at the beginning before restraining himself. His mind was in a cloudy daze and only now did Carth realize his face was burning up with an intense blush as well. At seeing her shyly lick her lips, Carth lightly bit the corner of his bottom lip in anticipation.
The moment he caught her eyes lighting up, her eyes wrinkling as a smile spread across her face, Carth’s own smile grew quickly and wide, chuckling quietly but with excitement as he pressed their foreheads back together, Carth’s hand moving from the side of her jaw to stroke back along her head in repetitive petting motions. His hand then dropped to wrap around her, giving her one strong hug as he pulled her closer and nuzzled their noses together. As he pulled his head back a little to see her face better, Astella could see the excitement lighting up his face even more brightly then it did when she confessed to liking him. “I’ll always be there for you, don’t forget that,” he whispered as he lifted a hand, wiping her face of the thick stream of tears that were dripping down her face, occasionally wiping a hand against the cloth of his suit to dry it off. He lightly brushed his thumb against the corner of her smiling lips as he happily looked upon her, again staring deep into her eyes as those strange swirls continued to die away. Astella didn’t even feel as tense anymore as this strange spell continued to wear away. “The spell is going away, isn’t it?” he asked, his hand moving from her face to gently pet her ears comfortingly, avoiding the soft part of her ears as he realized it was something that got her a little too heated, something he didn’t want to bring up in this tender moment of healing and bonding. “You’re stronger then you think, and I'm proud of you.”
Fear was still evident in her eyes as her body wasn’t entirely relaxed quite yet. He adjusted themselves so he could lean more against the inside of the wagon wheel, bringing Astella close as he allowed her to cuddle up to his chest in her curled fetal position. Carth face then moved closer again, eyes closed as he rested their foreheads together once more, inhaling slowly as he drank in that wonderful, natural aroma Astella gave off. “I’ll hold you until the spell completely dies away,” he whispered to her, his one hand starting to now comb and play with the hair beside her face. Carefully, almost too carefully, Carth leaned back in, his heart pounding in his ears again, as he gently placed a kiss on her lips, but he sort of missed as he only kissed her upper lip. He then busted out snickering, his lips unable to stay together as a wide grin quickly spread across his face, Astella able to feel, see, and hear his giddiness. “This kissing business is going to take some getting use to,” he giggled in a hushed voice as he licked his lips to try and lessen the contagious grin before trying again, this time succeeding in placing their lips entirely together and making sure to tilt his head a little to the side this time to keep their noses from pressing too roughly together.
Depending on how Astella would react, the two would spend some time nuzzling and kissing one another, Carth keeping Astella close to his body but allowing her to adjust in any way she wanted. Carth was as excited as a school boy, this leading him to miss her lips a few times in the beginning before he adjusted himself or Astella guided him in for a kiss. They were in their own private world under the wagon, only able to see some of Pol’s legs so he couldn’t see them kissing, and Jun was on the other side of the wagon, brooding in her corner or falling asleep, as Carth guessed. It was a privacy they desperately needed, especially Astella because of the spell that plagued her mind for so long. The courier didn’t know how much time had passed, guessing it was quite some time, but he didn’t mind holding onto Astella until they had to leave. Carth’s aura firmly entangled itself within Astella’s own, holding onto it with such strength and care as it helped in trying to ease the darkness from Astella’s very being. It caressed and messaged her aura, keeping it calm as Carth’s own joy filtered through it, the protective aura seeming to grow so much stronger at this influence of such a calming and loving energy spreading between the both of them.
Eventually Carth would pause in his kissing and just gaze down at Astella, his eyes glistening with happiness and warmth spreading from his heart and throughout his body that felt so welcoming, so needed. His loving gaze looked down at her, eyes at a dreamy half mast look as he licked his bottom lip which spread out into a momentary full grin before he bit his bottom lip to try and control it. “I’m so glad I met you,” he whispered, pulling her into a hug as he tucked his chin around her neck, momentarily squeezing her before relaxing. He held this warm hug for a time, his eyes looking down at the ground before realization caught his eye, looking up towards the campfire to see the steaming soup. Carth didn’t know too much about cooking as he usually brought along ready-to-eat rations, but with the stuff he saw Astella put in, it should be pretty good to eat by now as this length of time, plus the lessening heat of the fire kept it warm. The man had to guess that the soup was now ready as it would have taken a while for the water to really boil and mix the contents of the stew.
He firmly rubbed her back a few times before giving it a pat. “I think the food’s ready,” he said, leaning his head back but kept her cradled in his arms. He felt and could see that the spell had faded from her by now, so he felt a lot more relaxed in knowing that if he let go of her she won’t be left alone in fear. “We might have to put the kissing on pause or Pol will get pissed again. You should have seen how angry he got when he found out you fainted.” If she looked or asked questionably upon that statement, Carth would raise his brow and smirk. “You passed out after I threw my shirt at you to cover your eyes.” His voice was in a whisper as he didn’t quite know where Jun was or was listening, but he did lean his head close as he bowed his head a bit. “You know I wasn’t going to actually strip in front of you, right? I know we’re doing this relationship a bit backward—“ mentioning how they were cuddling and getting frisky in the wagon that morning before finally sharing their first kiss a few minutes ago, “—but I’d never push it as far as you probably thought. I got more class then that, little missy.” In all honesty to himself, Astella would have to be the one to initiate anything that would involve them getting so much more intimate, as it would make Carth feel a lot more comfortable in expressing himself to her. Also with ridicule of his kind forcing themselves upon women it sort of worried him that if he ever started something with a woman the societal regret hammered into his mind would make him so nervous he wouldn’t be able to continue and possibly ruin the moment.
Also didn’t help that he knew nothing of the female body down below besides the monthly visit from mother nature. Gosh he remembered how bitter his sister got during those times, but he was happier she was more tolerable around him then others. Well… he also did get a very short look at Astella’s exposed top in the hallway that one time...
“At least you got lucky enough to see me in my underwear.” He would then snicker quietly, tucking his head in if she were to make a playful assault on him. “Okay, okay, I’m done. Let’s go eat,” he chuckled, giving her one quick kiss on the lips, now much more accurately over their private little practice session, and allowed her to crawl off his lap, allowing her to take her time in case she was a bit stiff from staying curled up for so long. He then followed her as they both crawled out from underneath the wagon, he stretching stiffly from sitting cross-legged for so long and bending back until he felt a few satisfied cracks in his back. He really did need to start stretching every day again, as he hadn’t done any actual stretching since he first met Astella about two weeks ago. Or more—the man was starting to lose track of time.
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