Kane stood slowly his body forcing a stretch which in turn resulted in several bones cracking in response. He drew a breath before eying the purple and blue from the wound on his shoulder “Damn wolves” he muttered softly. He looked back over his shoulder toward Aishani before he settled back on the edge of the bed “Speaking of wolves how are you this morning”
When Kane glanced back to Aishani, she was partially exposed by the shift of the covers. Her ashen color had returned but still, she appeared exhausted while her eyes were looking around, curiously. She propped herself on her elbows though hissed at the pull and the stab of pain that assaulted her. “I’m alive. Truth be told, I’m feeling very strange…I can smell the food from the kitchen, everyone that moves in the hallway and down the corridor to the main meeting hall…I feel stronger but right now I can’t feel much else besides the pain…You know, Sarantha told me of a tale, something about a Spider from another realm that fights for the people of this realm. Do you know of that tale, Kane?” Aishani forced herself to rise but only managed to crawl over to Kane, wrapping her arms around his waist with her chin hooked upon his shoulder, those luscious breasts crushed against his bare back. In this move, Kane could see the blood had begun to leak through the bandage.
Kane eyed the bloodied bandage his hands sliding to hers with thought “I know the tale, I know where supposedly this occurs, but before we think about going in search I’m going to change that bandage, we can’t risk infection now, not to mention Sarantha would kill me”
He rubbed her hands before leaning back turning himself to place a kiss on her head gently “Considering you come with Shadow I dare bet they are linked to original Drow tribe that once resided here, the last drow died some 30 years ago. A long sickening tale and an outcome I am still none too pleased with, still the spiders came during the Dragon Wars, they turned up with the Unicorns and Direwolves and odd sight to see among a battlefield of blood and dragons. They are said to be led by one, but no one has ever proved the words correct”
Kane slid free of her grasp making his way to the door issuing orders for water and bandages before crossing back to her “Amidst the chaos I never saw, only heard the stories, between my brothers falling and getting as many from the city as we could, I was so exhausted even I had I would have deemed it a hallucination, but if there is truth I can promise somewhere it’s in our library”
Aishani adjusted to his lean back a small smirk upon her lips to the brush of his kiss to her forehead, her nails glided against his back when he stood to move to the door. As he turned back awaiting the arrival of the bandages and clean water, she sat with her legs spread awkwardly, as though a newly birthed fawn falling after standing for the first time. Her hair was flowing free in the dreads that caressed her shoulders, even the raven feather caught the light. The webbed markings were placed in contrast against her ashen skin beneath her exquisite bosom and upwards from her naval, though partially covered by the bandage. “Seems, I have to visit the library very soon then. I did not know spiders came during the battle, yes, I have heard you speak of Direwolves and Unicorns. I wonder what this means…there was a tribe of Drow, here? Are you absolutely positive that ALL of them have passed on?”
“I cannot say for sure, I can say if any survived they have avoided contact with every humanoid race in the Everlands for the last three decades” Kane took the supplies from the staff as they arrived making his way back across the room kneeling by the bed.
“They were hunted down, I refused to take Dentarian forces, there are times I wish I had taken our forces in their support” Kane sighed softly as he moved to her to undo the bandages “Forgive me my love this may hurt” slowly he peeled the bandages back, taking his time to ensure he didn’t deliver too much discomfort.
Aishani moved a slight to settle on the edge of the bed, while Kane neared her to settle. “So…there is a possibility. If Z’ress, catches on with such details and there ARE some remaining…then she will try to take control over them.” A small whimper passed her lips while Kane began to remove the bandage, the healing wound clinging hungrily to the fabric causing the wound to begin to open again. The healing was minimal, while the flesh surrounding the stitches and dried blood appeared angry still in a deep red. She hissed as Kane cleaned the dried blood and the wound. “Damn it. Sarantha said that after my next fight I should be healing faster due to the werewolf blood within me…it’s not happening fast enough.”
“It takes time for the wolf to bind, next time you get tagged by one” He tapped his shoulder with a smile “Won’t take so much time, the first is worst my love” He dropped the cloth into the water with thought before building the pouch and tucking the mix from Sarantha amidst it before binding the wound once more.
“Well Ceremon will have us believe they are all dead” He finished tying the bandage off ensuring it was tight but not painfully so “So unless she finds out while we are digging through things she finds out we should be OK, there is also the fact they are born and raised in this realm, my guess is they would sooner kill anyone getting close that welcome them in” Kane looked to the window for a moment before looking back to her “I don’t mind admitting Shadow terrifies me, the legend state there is a nest of spiders, though legend would have us believe they are bigger than Shadow, a thought I do not relish”
Aishani bit her lip a few times when Kane began to wrap the bandage but otherwise remained without exclamation. “One can never know, Kane.” She glanced to the window then to Kane lifting a hand to caress his cheek. “While, I will admit the breed that Shadow is, are difficult if wild…You have no reason to fear her, in fact, I happen to know that she likes you and approves of you. She would defend you as if it were me, even all of your family. Their webbing, is very useful in many things. From, as you saw a type of stitch to the adhesive of the saliva. Hunting. Scouting. Even the venom is potent additive to my poison concoctions. Plus, she was around when no others were. Well…not to frighten you further, Shadow is not fully matured…so she will get larger, the size of a horse. In fact, the arachnid are bred to be mounts. I don’t believe in such, I allow her freedom. Her and I are bound, in a way…It’s difficult to understand, but, that is the best I can say.”
“I get it, believe me the bond you share I actually understand in a way” He sighed softly placing the bloodied water on the cupboard to the side “We will look as far as we can find what we can, I only ask that before we go in search we let the winter pass”
He walked back to her to kiss her gently “We should eat, you still need to keep your strength, then we will go to the library and see what we can find”
Aishani looked to Kane while he returned back to her side, tugging him down with a smirk. “Not going to tie me up?” She chuckled, something was different about the purr it sounded a little more animalistic but not overly so, it was an attractive tone. Aishani turned serious for a moment then. “Yes, I would not wish to trudge out in that white holy hell again. Indeed, I am starving. Could we request fish from the kitchen? While the smell of the cooked meats are driving me crazy…you know my diet.” Aishani placed a hand on his shoulder while utilizing him for balance in a slow stand, at first unsteady but then gradually strengthening. “I will not stay down, my love. After all, I’m engaged to an Elcarus. We have things to do. But, I agree, research will be done in the library.”
She moved to the wardrobe, that glorious body finely tuned, hips swaying appearing to be more primal. Aishani’s back was to him, covered in the webbed scaring, as she looked through the hung clothing to decide on her attire for the day. Essentially, it was a simple long sleeved blouse with a underbust corset and stretch jeans. “Can…you uh help me a little?” Aishani asked as the shirt was on and wriggled into her jeans, such formed like a second skin to her shape; luscious hips and plump bottom. She offered to him the corset to fix.
He held her to ensure she was steady “Oh I plan to tie you up, but now you’re expecting it steals the moment for now” His reply was just a quick as her words the same deep intent and need for her. He couldn’t help but watch as she hunted down her outfit his eyes not moving from her body.
“I would expect no less of you than to be up, just be assured there is nothing to prove to anyone, however I expect no less than you to fight on, so we will look into these stories, Aerian can handle the matters that need to be, Hades is taking care of those in the east wing. Which leaves me largely free until some idiot decides there issues are bigger than those we deal with each day” He smiled as began working the corset into place, taking care so as not to aggravate her injury.
Aishani glanced up and over her shoulder to him as he tugged and adjusted the corset to fight her snuggly but not uncomfortably so. She turned to face him and lifted her arms, hesitating with a hiss and growl, instead placing her hands on his hips. “That is right, I don’t stay down. Well, let’s go eat, I’m famished since I got nothing but medicinal tea from Sarantha last night.” Firmly she smacked his bottom, while the same delicious scent lifted from her and tickled his senses, but, now there was something different. It wasn’t horrible, nor bad, but, more exotic and alluring. Her golden hue fixed on him with the smirk curling on the corner of her plush lips.
As they made their way into the dining hall the staff were already laying the table, food was laid out including several plates of various fish. Kane pulled the chair for Aishani before taking his place at the head. As he began to fill his plate other folk began to drift in taking they place further down the table.
“I ensured the kitchen were well prepared, a fresh haul of fish from the rivers this morning” Kane smiled before beginning to eat “It’s going to be a little busier than usual, all the winter folks staying with us, Aerian and Hades will keep most things in order as I have mentioned. We have the day to ourselves for the most part” He nodded to her cup “Sarantha also sent down something to help with the pain, just enough to take the edge off but not tamper with any regular functions”
Aishani settled down upon the chair as it was pulled back beneath her. The instant she saw the food on the table and the fish, her mouth began to salivate but it wasn’t just because of the meat replacement it was the meat itself. She had to place a lot of restraint upon her to not dive into the red meat, while spooning out fruits and the fish, her golden eye kept flicking to the plate of meat. But, she ate with gusto, Aishani was hungry and it showed by the way she ate and pausing to sip at the cup of tea. “Yes, the tea will help.” She managed through a mouthful of food.
Kane watched her for a moment tracing her line of sight before returning to eat “Everything will balance within you, hopefully given time” His words were meant to come as comfort but simply came awkward. “I would serve the torment for you if I could”
He sighed softly as he finished the remains of his plate with thought “But on the upside you look much better this morning, a little less unconscious” He grinned wickedly
Aishani paused in her indulgence of the fish, chewing to wash down the meat with tea. Leaning back while her plate held only remnants of the meal in bloodied juices from the fruits and beautiful caramel to the spices of the fish, this wasn’t good enough by her standards and she gathered the plate to lick every trace free, then peered over the dish. “Not…appropriate. I apologize, something came over me.” Setting such down, Aishani finished her tea. “I would prefer that you not serve any torment upon yourself. I am grateful and would gladly accept it again would such occur. My love, I would do anything for your family and that includes taking a hit.” She winked to him.
“Of course I’d prefer that wasn’t the case, but such is the way of battle, injuries are common, though with your new skills you may be a little harder to catch next time” He grinned playfully
Aishani chuckled, though, a smirk formed upon her lips while a purr parted her lips, baring her teeth a slight. But, then stood slowly from her seat to move over to Kane, abruptly latching her hand within his hair and without hesitation yanked to crush her lips firmly against his. The taste was sublime while her scent enveloped him, not a moment of hesitation occurred before her slick muscle forced entry to deepen the kiss. When she withdrew, this power and affection from the intensity of the kiss, Aishani leaned forward with a whisper to his ear. “I think…I’m feeling feisty.”
Kane simply met her eyes with a smile “I think you’re teasing” he grinned darkly as he slid up from his seat, he led her through the house to a larger office, within was a desk and various alchemy bits and pieces, for the most part the room was clean but had not been used in some time.
As they entered the room Kane rounded on her his lips met hers hungrily his hands to her hips holding her tight against him, the passion erupting like a fire that wrapped them in each other.
Aishani followed him easily, offering a curt tip of her chin to those passengers in the hallway as the two proceeded to the designated room that Kane lead her to. She stepped within, taking in the room, while unable to react initially to the crush of his lips against hers. The girth of her hips held in the contours beneath his palms while her chin tilted to accommodate the height, such lust and desire was amidst the entanglement of their slick muscles on the erotic dance of passion. Her taste and smell was like an accelerant to his fire, causing his heart to beat and her own lips to burn with an impression upon his.
Kane lifted her in one motion seating her on the edge of the desk, his hands working to undress her with precision and a deep darkened need. First working her corset off exposing the flesh beneath, his hands slipping against the flesh of her breasts before kneading them with a deep intent. Letting his hands slip down her body slipping gracefully around her bandaged wound and down, hers fingers caught the edge of her button unhooking it before stripping her of her leggings.
As he tossed them aside Kane dropped to his knees.
She sharply inhaled to her feet being stolen from the solidity of the floor into Kane’s arms, then finding grounding upon the edge of the desk. After the corset was removed, Aishani tore off the tunic in the same motion, a soft growl of excitement passing her lips when his hands found her exquisite bosom. The dark buds perking instantly with the peaks suffering beneath the palm of his hand amidst the stimulation he kneaded into the soft but firm flesh. Aishani was panting when his intent was marked now and his goal was more than revealed, she kicked off her shoes just as Kane stripped her of the jeans with a toss to the floor.
As their combined releases subsided Kane pushed to stand easing himself from her, his hands aiding her back to her feet as instinct had him look at the blood soaked bandage. Concern crossed his face as his mind allowed a little guilt as the force of their encounter before he pushed it aside drawing her to him in a deep kiss.
As the kiss broke he stepped back their clothes strewn across the room, the desk and floor both showing signs of their engagement a soft smile. “That was different” his words still soft and through drawn breathes as he still tried to regain control “And as much as I don’t wish to make an issue of things” his eyes slid back to her wound “We should get that checked”
Aishani turned in his guidance to stand on solid ground, her skin was revelling in the dusted sweat but fading, as was her colour back to the normal ashen hue. She then glanced down to her bandage then up to him with a smirk upon her lips, though, Aishani tipped her chin upwards to close in on the kiss, deepening it for the short time it was engaged but gasped in his part. “I feel…different.” She commented with that delicious purr in her voice, it still was laced with that slight feral undertone. She followed his gaze in reference to her bandage, then to him. “Very well…Let us dress, then.” Aishani moved from the lean on the desk to gather her clothing, wither purposeful or not, she flashed him the sight of her flower more than once in the procession to dress. Once Kane assisted her with the corset, the two were dressed and ready to go to Sarantha. On their walk, Aishani appeared to step with a lighter foot then before and even had the precision of a predator in her steps. Such was beautiful and graceful, but he would notice how she looked around her with the glowing golden hue and even the milky eye had a subtle golden tint, unlike the foggy and murkiness before it was not clear but there was colour hiding beneath the fog of the injured eye.
Kane was very aware of her newfound presence, he could feel the very air around her had difference, much as her scent that permeated every part of him when he was close to her and a huge piece of missing when he wasn’t, it wasn’t by much but far from the woman he had met several moons before. As they reached Saranthas door a group of children were been ushered along by their mother, she smiled and nodded to Kane before barking at the children to stay in line and keep moving. In the doorway stood Sarantha whose attention had already snapped to Aishani the moment they had rounded the corner.
“I told you to take care of her” She snapped, it wasn’t anger but more a pointed reminder.
“I did” Kane retorted sharply, suddenly feeling rather caught out
Sarantha looked to him for a moment before stepping aside to allow them entry “Come on in, let’s have a look at those stitches, if I know you’re brother they will largely have held, though you do some what more aware than last we saw one another”
Aishani smirked to Kane’s bark at the children, simply shaking her head and winking to a girl within the group, but as Sarantha spoke she looked to the woman. The chuckle that rolled past her lips was lush with amusement and even more dripped in a primal sound. “Oh, please. He took VERY good care of me.” She cupped her hand for a smack against Kane’s bottom while walking through into Sarantha’s room. Unlike before, Aishani reached behind to release the corset without a problem, settling down for Sarantha to release the bandage that was wrapped around her. Though it was soaked through by this point, cleaning the blood away revealed a nearly healed wound that only a short time ago was red and angry, now a fleshy colour was embracing such and the damage sewn by the stitches was growing well together. “I had a dream last night…a shadowed monster was chasing after me, no matter how far I ran the creature was still on my tail. The eyes were a brilliant gold…primal and lethal. The creature never caught me, though.”
Sarantha inspected the wound slowly before her hand ran over the stiches which within moments had dissolved to nothing “Well I will say this for your brother, his combat medic skills have improved, the butchers job he did on himself still doesn’t sit well with me” her hand ran over the edge of the wound ensuring it had sealed correctly before pressing and prodding around.
“There looks to be no further internal damage, I would say your” She paused a moment frowning looking to Kane who had adopted a position of merely leaning on the wall by the door “It would seem your vigorous workout was what was needed to boost the healing, to push the rest of the werewolf into place, though these bruises account for him not taking it easy” she smiled softly “But not my place to worry over such, it did more good than harm for that we can be grateful”
As Sarantha tossed the bloodied bandage into the fire the flames crackled and flashed as they took it “You’re running a little warmer than usual, though I would expect for what you have become that will be normal, you must maintain your food intake or risk weakening yourself, you will be stronger, faster even see in the dark better, making you quite the predator” She looked to Kane for a moment before looking back to Aishani “I have seen few with the raw build to take that man, but you may indeed be a match, all the better for us”
“The realm chose her for a reason Kane, I suspect what is coming we will all be thankful for her” Sarantha spoke quickly but a soft polite tone as she handed Aishani a pouch with a white powder contained within “For the pain, though it’s healing it may still ache from time to time, this will dull it, you need not suffer for the sake of it” She stepped back “Now your dream, that one I suspect is your body and minds way of getting to know each other, sadly I would avoid been on the sharp end of anything made of silver, wolfsbane too is particularly lethal to wolves here. The last thing of note is while you will not be howling at the moon nor sporting excesses of fur, the moon will affect you”
“Did I miss anything my Lord?” She looked to Kane who looked up “Decaptation works pretty well too, other than that pretty sure you got it all, aside from my blade been silver for obvious reasons”
“I’m sure that is not the sword she wishes to be stabbed with” Sarantha clamped shut as the words tumbled from her mouth, her eyes quickly averting her intent to point out her need would be for him in ways other than combat having formed before her mind had chance to correctly reply.
Aishani watched in silence as the stitches dissolved to only be a mere memory of the thread that kept the edges of the wound tightly together. “I think it was more of doing a botched stitching of his life at stake with Kane.” She mused, though, as Sarantha prodded around and pressed a soft hiss parted her lips to the momentary pain that speared her. “It a good pain, Sarantha.” Aishani winked to her while glancing over her shoulder to Kane and then back. “I’ve taken to fish, but, it is difficult to deny the red meat…it makes my mouth water. I can handle it, some meat is good for the body. Believe me, I can handle much, my tolerance before was high and even more now.”
She accepted the pouch from Sarantha to stuff into her jeans. “I suspect nothing less, pain still lingers but it is nothing I cannot stomach.” A smirk formed on her plush lips to the naughty reference from Sarantha. “Never knew you had it in you, Sarantha.” Aishani chuckled in that magnificent purr, while tugging on the shirt with a playful nudge to the female. “Oh trust me, I can never get enough of that sword.” She lifted the corset while working the tethers together in order to secure the article, turning to offer such to Sarantha to finish. “Thank you for the forewarning on various weaknesses I will be taking on and it is dually noted.” Aishani stood while facing Sarantha. “Again, thank you for creating an awareness and tending to my wounds. How are the others doing? I know Hades had been pretty banged up.”
“Hades has taken a turn, it would seem he has internal injuries, Aerian refuses to see me, and has been sealed away with her girl since your return” Sarantha sighed softly “I am not averse to a woman and her needs, but she should not be so distracted”
Sarantha looked to Aishani with a soft smile “Hades has a young girl taking care, and for the moment he is listening, but he is hurt and his pride will get him killed”
Aishani sighed while casting a glance to Kane, then to Sarantha. “We will have to separate the two long enough for you to do an examination on Aerian. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee anything due to the fact that I am unsure that what she needs has to do that physical. Z’ress is expert at manipulation, I am sure that will take time and since the death of her lover, this is something she does need. We will talk to her. As far as Hades, I am glad someone is looking after him, since he is so bullheaded.” She placed her lips upon Sarantha’s cheek and then stood, patting her shoulder and turning to Kane. “On the other hand, he has made reference to bruising. Otherwise he appears to be well, but, if you need an examination upon him, I suggest to do so now.”
“His lack of direct vampiric abilities are a hindrance, but he will heal it just takes longer, his assistant has given me her word that should he need my attention she will send for me despite his complaints. As for Aerian, emotions of a teen girl who has suffered greatly, and while her attention is away she can begin to heal, but she is perhaps more unstable now than ever, I would like to examine her at the least know she is alright no girl should need to endure what she has” Sarantha walked with them to the door.
“Of course, as I said we will do our best. I believe, that I can talk Aerian into coming to see you.” Aishani stated while stepping through the open door and awaiting Kane. Once the two were out and spoke farewells to Sarantha, Aishani curled her fingers within his while they walked. “She is right, Aerian needs to be seen. I believe it is time to speak to her.”