[To The Future] Finding a Future in Your Past

Kane handed Aerian the keys as they stood before the home that had once been his mothers. During that time it had been the blacksmiths at least before his father stole the heart of the Blacksmiths daughter and married her sweeping her off to the mansion. After her father died the house had remained empty save for a few would be squatters here and there which had promptly been removed by either Haunted or the Dentarian authorities.

“It will need some work,” Kane sighed softly, looking to his daughter but he knew better than to argue. Aerian, Virra and Domi had their own family to raise and away from the mansion would be the best place to find their footing.

“I know Dad, but we need the space, and it’s about time Grandma’s house was brought back to life, she would approve and you know it,” Aerian replied with her arm wrapped around the waist of Virra.

“I’m sure we’d know if she didn’t, well if you need anything you know where we are,” Kane smiled walking to hug his daughter and then Virra in turn “Take care of each other, “He whispered to them before making his way to Domi “You just make sure they are safe, if you need anything don’t hesitate,”

Virra glanced to Aerian as she began to move to the house then to Kane at his words. “I’ve always looked out for her. That hasn’t and won’t ever change.” She then joined Aerian, as Domi going back.

“Uh, Kane…? I uh…all not familiar with pregnant women, though I feel as though I have my work cut out for me. I’ll take care of them, don’t you worry. Tomorrow can you have Stacy stop by with some books so I can understand?” He lifted his hand to rub at three beach of his neck.

“Of course I will, though when it comes to pregnant women,” He chuckled softly “They are less predictable, and no book will prepare you for that, so yes you have your work cut out for you, but nothing compares to the bond you now share,”

“That’s dads way of saying you’re stuck with us,” Aerian called over her shoulder as she put the key in the front door, it resisted at first but finally clicked, as the door opened the stale air flooded out, old wood, but within was still in fair shape, as Aerian looked around she smiled wrapping her arms around herself “Wow this is gonna be so great,”

Kane watched as the girls vanished within the house before he smiled to Domi and headed off back toward the Mansion. Leaving them to work out things in their own time now, Kane wouldn’t involve himself where he wasn’t needed at least for the moment.

Virra chuckled to Aerian’s words, though patiently waited on her to open the door, coughing a slight as the stale air hit her lungs. “I was so not prepared for that…” She said while looking around.

Domi watched Kane leave, then hurried to enter behind the two. “Let’s open some windows and air this place out.” He said moving to the two from windows to let light in and a gentle breeze blew.

The furniture was covered with heavy blankets. “Well, let’s get to work on this place. Make it more homely,”

Aerian was giddy as she bounced around, the fire place had remnants of a fire as she bent down to investigate, before poking and pushing them around. As she stood she looked over a few trinkets that while covered in dust she knew belonged to her Grandmother once upon a time.

“It’s only right this is where a new generation is born, and I want it to be a home with both of you,” She stated softly now walking to around before walking to a window wiping some of the dirt to see out into the town, “I liked our cottage but there will be five of us soon enough, and we didn’t have the space, this place has six rooms, and it’s all ours now,”

As Aerian looked out, it was then that something firm tapped the top of her head, when she looked Virra placed a broom in her hand. “Mmhm. It’s cleaning time.” Virra held one too, as Domi settled to be absent for the time being but Virra explained he was going to be working on the kitchen.

Aerian looked at the broom then Virra “Makes me miss the Mansion help,” she chuckled softly before taking the broom and starting on one side began to sweep the debris that cluttered the floor, a job she had done before so this was nothing new to her. She found it oddly calming in knowing clearing the chaos would prepare their home and their future.

“At least Jades tea is helping ease the nausea, I swear that’s the worst part of all this, well at least until I get all fat and can’t walk,” Her tone was a tease as she continued to sweep and occasionally kick a piece of dirt away from her.

“Well from now on it is us, three. I won’t complain. Soon enough it will be five.” Virra chuckled it seemed that she was pulling off the covers from the furniture and testing the items to see if any work needed to be done. It took them several hours to clean up the living space of the house. Though, sure enough it was spotless, Virra checked the chimney to ensure that there was nothing blocking the air passage with the flue. But, began to make a fire, afterwards, she looked around and then brought Aerian into her arms with a deep kiss. Then looking around the room, to the trinkets. “We still need to work on the bedrooms, soon enough we should focus on the children’s room.”

The more they cleaned the more the stale scent of air and dirt began to fade, Aerian was light on her feet with the new found home making her incredibly giddy, as Virra kissed her, her arms wrapped around Virras neck creating a kiss with as much passion as she could for her lover.

“I agree, Dad has contracts with any merchants we may need to use, his gift to our children,” She smiled softly. As she was there was a knock at the door which caused Aerian to freeze and then looked confused at Virra “I didn’t think beyond Dad and AIshani and Stacy anyone knew we were here,” the knock repeated this time with more force.

Aerian shook her head and slid to her feet making for the door, as she opened the other side stood the all too familiar blonde “Hey sweet cheeks, your dad finally let my fine behind out, and you and I still have a little business to conduct,” Aerian rolled her eyes in reply.

“Oh Zia, your timing sucks you know that right?”

“Just about to get down and dirty with that fine piece you’re engaged to? Does she taste as purdy as she looks?” Zia replied with a wide smirk.

Virra glanced to the door and at the presentation of the blonde female, she sighed more in irritation, though, moved to stand at Aerian’s side with an arm curled around her waist. “Of course her timing sucks. You only say that because you want between my thighs, Zia. Keep dreaming, blondey.” She stated with a roll of her eyes.

“Hey! I heard the door, who is it?” Domi stated while entering the room, but, falling short at the sight of the female, glancing to Aerian and Virra questioningly. “I didn’t think anyone knew we were here.”

“They don’t unless they are almost good as me in their line of work,” Aerian replied to Domi, as he appeared Zia looked him over licking her lips with a grin, she looked to Virra and nodded with a smirk.

“I’d enjoy been between those legs honey pie, but you guys, look at this pretty fella, he’s sticking it to one or both of ya?”

Aerian rolled her shoulders in annoyance now looking Zia in the eye “Both, now what is it you want?”

Domi lifted his hand to rub at the back of his neck, looking between all the females and chuckled a slight. Virra simply rolled her eyes to his reaction and moved to place herself before Aerian and pressed a hand across the frame with a lean. “Get to the point, blondey. It doesn’t matter to you if he is fucking us both, together or separate. I’m sick of your games, be straight with us. We don’t have time to go back and forth, as you can see we are working on getting our home situated. Out with it, Zia. We owe you a favour, intending to pay up. So spit it out before you have your teeth to spit out with it…”

“Damn she’s spunky, bet she’s a squealer too,” Zia chuckled rocking on her heels before she shrugged “Very well, the arrangement was I got your mom out of Elvera, and you would owe me, so seeing how old fire britches here has herself full of love, and I’m getting none,” She eyed Domi again with a smirk “Our guild is looking to bring you back to the fold, we need your particular, skills, we lost a lot of work when you left and Harley is, she’s unstable and she is leading us down a bad path which is going to get us all killed, come back, help me stop her then we’re even,”

Virra lowered her arm now, glancing to Aerian, appearing to incline a brow but allowed the separation to be lowered. “Get your blonde ass inside.” She said turning now, while Domi stepped out of the way. “Understand this, all of us will be involved. But, I’d really like to understand…” Virra glanced to Aerian her words sharp, since clearly Virra was unaware of this group. “…what guild?”

As Zia stepped in she let her hand wander over Virras stomach lightly tracing her abdomen, she grinned as she passed Aerian and caught a handful of Domi between the legs before heading for the front room, Aerian merely growled in reply as she shook her head “Knock it off!”

Zia planted herself by the fireplace now turning to look at Aerian, Virra and Domi, “After the last war, not the one you guys just had but you know hell, dragon fire, lots of people dead and dying and Dentarius all but rubble,” Zia began solemnly now “Not many know but Aerie was really hurt, half dead by the time she escaped Dentarius and Harley Brankredge was the one to find her, small time crook but smart as hell, helped save Aerian kept her alive and nursed her,” Aerian shifted awkwardly as her past now began to come to light “Anyway skip the boring crap and get to the fact that Aerian was before all that a damn good thief, never missed a mark always delivered on her contracts and she taught Harley all that, together they formed an alliance that became known as The Ever Present, a band of thieves and assassins, me among them, we were good, and we lived well, until Harley went off and killed a whole family for nothing more than being between her and a contract”

Aerian sighed “The rule was simple, we don’t kill unless we’re paid to and only after we made sure they deserved to die, Harley came to like it and I couldn’t handle that so I left, I headed for Elvera and not long after that I came home, but from what I heard they became more assassins for hire under Harleys watch,”

“I headed here to take out the Captain of the Dentarian guard didn’t bloody realise the Elcarus’ were back in force, Hades threw me in the cells and you know the rest, but The Ever Present is being hunted and killed without question the only one off limits is her,” Zia nodded now to Aerian “But the rest of us, we just want to go back to what we do best, hurt no one, retrieve lost treasures, we can’t do that while Harley is in command she will kill anyone who dares challenge her authority, you were the best of us Aerian, and with the big boy there and the dark haired wonder you can take her down, kill her, arrest her I don’t care, I just want her gone so we can go back to the shadows,”

Virra caught Zia by the wrist and wrenched her arm to shove her forward, though, Domi inclined a brow while looking between Aerian and Virra. It was clear he was not pleased with Zia’s grab of his goods, though, the three followed her to the fireplace. Virra sat to pull Aerian into her lap on the couch, as Domi settled beside them. Virra looked to Aerian, it was clear by her expression that jealousy reigned and curiosity of the truth behind Harley’s relationship with her was in question.

“So she essentially broke the rules and this is where the story turns…Some, as I have seen, learn to crave that adrenaline and the lust for killing.” Virra commented.

Domi nodded. “Yes, as I have heard some say there is something powerful in killing another. Watching the life leave their eyes. I’ve never been one for that. So now, you say that Harley is out of control? It is amusing in this, that the services were not used during the war.”

“Perhaps, she was too much of a loose cannon to be reliable.” Virra snuck a hand behind Aerian’s back, out of view of Zia but Domi would notice if he looked, a finger slithered down between her plump valley to trace the hidden pucker.

Aerian squirmed against Virra now laying back into her “Harley wouldn’t risk coming to Dentarius, there is a long standing warrant for her arrest, she also made a slight miscalculation,”

“Mmm she did try to assassinate Lord Hades, knife to the gut if I remember correctly, thought he was the nut job brother? Wouldn’t have been so bad had she got the right target, she likes the thrill of killing but she doesn’t do it for free, hence the no show,” Zia replied as she eyed Aerian and Virra for a moment “She rarely leaves the lair now, paranoid as all hell,”

“And me turning up is going to help that? Zia ….” Aerian swallowed for a moment “I want to help, I’m responsible for what Harley became but, if we do this and I mean if, it’s not just my life at risk,” Her hand now ran over her stomach as she spoke “I made Harley a promise I would watch her back, even die for her if I had to, and by the laws I set down I am a target if I go in there she will try to kill me on sight, and if try to kill her what of the rest?”

“They won’t intervene, you have my word, the self-same rules you laid down state its between you and Harley, we’re honour bound to stay out of it,” Zia replied flatly “Someone has to stop her, lord knows we’ve tried but we just can’t get close to her now,”

Virra propped her chin on Aerian’s shoulder, watching Zia while the tip of her finger subtly penetrated past the starlet. Though, her breathing grew a little thicker while shaking her head. “Aerian, we are all in on this. If from what Zia is saying is true, you may need more than just yourself. Like hell if I am going to allow you to deal with this situation alone.”

Domi glanced to Aerian then to Virra with a smirk on his lips. “Count me in. I am not going to let my beautiful angels have all the fun without me.”

Aerian moaned deeply feeling the penetration as her eyes close, her hips rocked encouraging Virra. She moaned softly having forgotten about their house guest for a moment.

“I guess I should let you think about it, I can come back later,” Zia sighed softly as she watched Aerian, a smile curled her lips before she looked to Domi “Don’t you just have the luck, and they say blondes have more fun,”

Virra smirked to Aerian’s moan, while the digit wriggled within that back pipe, leaning to kiss her neck while Domi turned her cheek in his direction to press his lips against Aerian’s.

“Hm. For someone that’s all talk, gets squeamish when things are brought to the open…” Virra chuckled tracing Aerian’s ear with the tip of her tongue. “Yes, you better leave. I don’t share. We will discuss this and be here for breakfast tomorrow. By then we will have an answer.”

Zia watched the scene before her, an amusement in her eye as she did “Oh I suspect you won’t want me anywhere near that fire cracker of yours, though I am curious as to what hides beneath that icy exterior of yours,” Zia smiled darkly watching as Aerian was already lost to the invasion of her starlet and her lovers actions.

“But I do thank you for considering my request,” She reached to tie back the dark blonde hair adjusting her corselet before stepping toward the door.

Virra waited until the door closed and Zia was gone, then looked to Domi and Aerian, dipping thumb and forefinger down to pinch at her pearl before slipping her thumb within the flower to wriggle around in a determination to cause her lover to come to a swift and powerful release. Aerian had answers to give and in her current circumstances it wasn’t morally right to do such. Domi licked his lips and leaned back, watching Virra then to Aerian.

Aerian writhed against Virras hands her body already on edge from the invasion by Virra, as her thumb penetrated her hips tensed her body shuddering as she moaned out loud her whole body suddenly trembling as her release spilling down over Virras hand.

“So not fair,” She whimpered now laid back against Virra her whole body trembling against her lover.

Virra removed her hand, though not before squeezing Aerian’s bottom, while Domi snatched Virra’s hand to lick at the juices that coated the dark haired vixen’s hand and digits. “I’ll tell you what is not fair…you never told me about Harley or even that group you ran with. I think before we move forward, that Domi and I need to understand the situation better. From start to finish from your words and not that blonde.”

Aerian sighed as she sat curling into Virra “I never spoke of it because I never quite figured how to resolve it, what happened with The Ever Present and Harley is all down to me, I wanted to forget, that’s why I only turned to Zia when all our other options were gone because I knew it would lead here eventually,”

Aerians voice had dropped now, a dark edge to each word as she spoke “But you’re right I can’t lead you or Domi in blind, so if you’re willing to listen and,” She looked to Virra her eyes cut with a helplessness “I will tell you everything, about The Ever Present, about me back then, Harley, Zia every detail,”

“The resolve perhaps was never down to just you, which is why until now it has never been brought back up.” Virra placed a hand on Aerian’s thigh and adjusted her to sit across her lap, while Domi took Aerian’s in his. The support that was oozing from both was more than enough for Aerian to get the story out. “Anything that affects you will affect us, we are all in this together.”

Domi nodded while lifting a hand to caress Aerian’s cheek. “We are by far not perfect, that is why we equal each other out. But, we have to be careful on how to proceed. As Stacy has said, you have to NOT use your abilities. I’m sure it would affect our child.”

“Right, then. So, start from the beginning, Firefly.” Virra said to her those dark eyes unreadable.

She looked to Domi and shook her head softly “There’s a reason I’ve been repeatedly told not to use my angelic abilities while I’m carrying our child, each time I tap into them I rip a piece me from the realm, it’s small enough to not really harm me but eventually it will catch up, which is why I don’t unless I have no other choice, using them with child the results would …” She swallowed hard “Be unpredictable, and if the realm is telling Stacy to ensure I don’t then I’d rather not find out why”

She shifted against Domi and drew a short breath in thought “So from the beginning? Then I guess that would be the Dragon Wars, after Uncle Haunted and Krystal brought down Kyrus the Dark, Dad gave the order to evacuate, we got everyone we could out, while he opened the void to rid the Everlands of Dragons, that time at least, unfortunately for yours truly whilst making my retreat I wasn’t paying attention and missed the edge of a cliff.” She pulled her shirt to show a scar just above her hip “The one on my thigh just above the knee too, where I ended with a branch put through me, should have died, should be dead but a young girl found me, dragged me to what was left of her house after the Dragons totalled it, she kept me alive, that was Harley, I saw so much of Maya in her. Harley was naïve, she was funny, she was sweet, she was innocent to the world, the worst she saw was her family’s death by dragon and even that she managed to settle with,”

Aerian rubbed the back of her neck awkwardly as she spoke of those days now “After I recovered I should have walked away, let her grow up in her own vision of the world, but I couldn’t, something kept me with her. We finally left, travelled together I had a reputation as thief anyway, a girl has to make money and that’s how I made mine,” She sighed softly now watching Virras face, before looking to Domi.

Virra remained composed in her expression, nothing but a mask, while Domi lifted Aerian’s hand to kiss each knuckle. “You did, that which you had to do, my beautiful angel.”

Virra’s voice was sharp and cut through the moment. “That is not all, Firefly. You are skipping around. I will not pry into Maya, though, this relationship that you had with Harley…was it close?” Now, Aerian caught that flicker of possessiveness that she had seen on more than one occasion with her fiancé.

“I’m not skipping baby I promise you said everything, and I will lay it all out, you just may not want to hear it. So Harley and I travelled I picked up small contracts, things that wouldn’t take long, and I could be done within a few hours, she hated me leaving her, it was hard to handle sometimes. So eventually I did the only thing I could and I began to teach her what I knew, what I did, and she picked it up really quick she was good and having a partner meant we picked up bigger jobs which ultimately was more money and more money kept Harley happy.” She sighed softly in thought it was clear there was pain for her in these memories “She spent money like I have never seen, spoilt rich kid at times doesn’t even begin to cover it, but slowly the jobs began to be bigger and too much for two of us, one night I picked up a small contract and when I came back …. she was pinned between three guys she was trying to play tough and I tried to break it up and got my arm broken in the process, next thing in the guys are in a puddle of blood on the ground and Zia is there, Zia had been hunting us under contract she was the daughter of Riverfields Sherrif charged with bringing us in but she never did and she never left our company that’s when we started using the name The Ever Present”

She slid to her feet beginning to pace the room as the memories hit her harder than she could have expected “You asked if I had a connection to Harley like I was close to Maya, no, never had that until you Virra. I’ve never lied about that to you, omitted pieces maybe but never lied,” There was a plead in her voice as she spoke to her lover, “You have seen inside, you are connected to me, you’d know if there was ever anyone else, but Harley and I, we took comfort in each other, we took comfort in Zia, in fact I doubt any member of The Ever Present hasn’t slept with every other, we were a unit without limits it’s why we were damn good at what we did, and what we did was set right what was wrong, we were cautious with the jobs we took, only for the right reason, rich guy ripping of the poor guy, treasure from a distant city in the wrong hands, magic in the wrong hands, never did we do things for our own gain. At least outside of the money we made, and we made plenty, and Harley still spent it like an over privileged brat. Still it didn’t matter it wasn’t even about the money, it was about us and what we could do”

She stopped her pacing now staring into the fire “One night a man came to me, I was looking for our next big score, he offered me a lot of money to set right an injustice, his daughter had been murdered and her killer had walked free and clean, shouldn’t have taken it, but I did and I finished the contract, didn’t take long for more, didn’t take long before we needed more in the fold and we brought in more, at our strongest we were twenty five all of us trying to set the Everlands right, until I screwed up,” Her tone dropped now dark and cold.

Virra considered Aerian in silence, while Domi provided a squeeze to Aerian’s hand just before she stood and began to pace. Each of her lovers sat upon the couch, watching her as she moved about. As he voice dropped Aerian heard a shift and then felt the arms wrap around her with a kiss to her neck. “Listen, Firefly, we all have done things…unspeakable things, though, I will say this…The Ever Present needs to have a fit leader again. We are breaking out on our own and this is a possibility for growth, Firefly. We can secure a future not just for us but for our children. I think, we should go in there and set Harley straight. In the world that we all have lived in you keep what you kill…”

“There’s more,” Aerian sighed softly “Harley she was good at what she did, perfect in an out, or easy on the eyes, a perfect distraction, but she wanted in on the assassination contracts, again her looks made her ideal, so I trained her and she was good, really good, almost too good, but a few months in I started to realise Harley was only taking kill contracts and worse she wasn’t doing the research simply fulfilling them, she was killing because she liked it,” Aerian turned to face Virra her eyes completely unhidden the raw emotion beneath, her cheeks stained with tears now “I tried to talk to her, to get her to stop, her answer was a knife to my throat and I did as was in our own rules I beat her down, we don’t raise a blade to one of our own, differences were settled on the score card plain and simple, I beat her down that night she came to my room tried to take me out again, but as she was trying to put the blade through my heart she was repeating ‘I love Aerian, this is because I love you’, I couldn’t take the guilt nor could I bring myself to stop the monster I’d created so the moment she wasn’t paying attention I took off, I’ve never been back, Zia kept me informed for a while and Harley just got worse killing anyone who challenged her, anyone who was in her way, not because she had to but because she wanted to, she honestly gets off on killing, like wet as hell off, she is screwed up and I fear she is beyond repair,”

She sank to her knees on the floor turning back to face the fire now, I should have killed her even against the rules I knew I should have, the fact she got a second chance, she put a blade to my heart, it hurt, I cared for her maybe it was some weird version of love, but I had to leave or I’d have become her, I would her killed her and every part of who I am would have been gone, after a while Zia stopped coming, and I stopped thinking about it, the next I heard was when Zia tried to assassinate Uncle Hades, she’s been in the cells for almost two years, I don’t even know what state that will put Harley in, it was all sex, money and the thrill of knowing we were a power in our own right,” Her arms wrapped around herself now as she spoke softly “It has to be me, you know that both of you, I know you have my back, and will protect me no matter mater but Harleys life if it has to end, I want it to be by my hand let me give her the piece she so desperately seeks,” her chest heaved as her eyes remained on the fire as hard as she wanted to hiding the fact she was crying was lost in that moment.

Soon after she stopped her talking, Aerian felt strong arms scoop and lift her up, instead of returning back to the couch Aerian felt an ascension upstairs. A look up told Aerian it was Domi that was carrying her, while Virra was behind him, soon she was placed upon the bed and Domi lay at her right with Virra to her left, each of them curled close to her. Virra tipped her chin to kiss along her jawline while Domi simply dipped his hand beneath her top to caress her abdomen. Nothing was spoken though, it was a silent agreement that the two would be there to support and work through this. Virra wiped her tears and kissed her cheek. “Baby, you have us. We will have to see how things play out, I make no promises. Though, we have heard you.”

Aerian said nothing as she remained silent, the wave of emotion had over loaded her for the moment, and even Virra would be able to feel the knot of guilt that sat deep in Aerian. As Domi touched her abdomen her hand covered his above her top. Her head turned into Virra feeling the dread subside as she felt the safety of her lovers cover over her “I never wanted this, and I never wanted it to come to this, but we have to watch Zia too, her loyalty for a long time has been to herself, above all else if we get in too deep we’re on our own,”

Aerian felt the smaller hand of Virra placed atop her own over Domi’s. “Sometimes things come to a head, Firefly. The fact that we are NOT on our own in this and together is far more than being alone. I know you feel guilt, though, don’t let that rule you. Says me, a pregnant woman along with you. We need to keep our heads on straight. Now, matter what, I will love you, forever and always.”

Domi kissed Aerian’s cheek. “You know, you two are my beautiful angels. No matter how darkness comes, you are my guiding light. Don’t lose hope. I love each of you, as the sun loves the flowers.”

“The one thing I’ve come to realise, after this last fight is we can set things right so long as we are willing, Dad and Aishani gave everything to protect the realm, even my mom saw fit to fight. I can put this right, with you and Domi by my side I can fix my mistake,” Aerian replied softly “And my god he is so sweet,” she smiled leaning to kiss Domi “I really am a lucky girl, the woman I love, a man who makes me very happy and two babies on the way, all this wrapped up in our own little house, how could I want more?”

Virra smirked to Aerian’s words while Domi held a wicked grin. “Food, can make it better.” He learned over to kiss Aerian and Virra, then took across the room quickly.

“He’s going to spoil us…” Virra said with a chuckle, though adjusted to lean her cheek on Aerian’s chest, inching up her shirt too reach her abdomen.

Aerian squirmed under her touch with a soft moan, “He does like looking after us,” she grinned as she took Virras hand and placed it firmly between her legs, moaning softly, as her hips instinctively pushed against her.

Virra blinked to Aerian’s gesture with those implementing hips, though recovered with a coy smirk. Though leaned to suckle on her lobe, while her free hand worked her pants loose and that hand dipped beneath the surface to search out the sweet pearl, clicking it a few times with her digit.

Aerian whimpered as she felt the invasion, the tap upon her pearl sent shudder through her as pushed eagerly against Virras hand, there was a fire within her, a need that was pushing Aerian to want more, she turned grabbing at Virras head pulling her into a deep kiss with a passion that flooded through now.

As Virra’s lips crushed against Aerian’s a digit slipped within the silken passage without a moment of hesitation began to wiggle and thrust. A second pressure plopped into Aerian’s starlet, as the pumping never stopped or slowed.

Aerian was fully driven by Virras touch a deep squeal of pleasure as her hips ground into the invading digits, the more Virra worked her the more desperate Aerian became, and she bucked into Virras hand lost in her own need before she found a level of control long enough begin undressing Virra.

Peeling the clothing from Virra was challenging as Virra quickened the movements to fuel that fire within. Also it would mean that Virra would have to stop the focus on Aerian to remove her top. Though her bosom spilled forth while assisting with a free hand to writhe free from her leggings, soon only her top remained as her lower half was exposed. Virra began to work the shirt of Aerian up to her chin and broke the kiss to lower her lips to feast on her breast, flicking the bud with the tip of her tongue with a nibble of her teeth.

Aerian breathed deeply as her hands ran down Virras thighs, her own fingers finding their way into her, her rhythm was broken as her own body was being pushed by Virra, her mind driven into a frenzy as Virra worked her.

The molten centre of Virra was tight, silken. Though Virra moaned against Aerian’s bud, nipping the tender surface in reaction to her fiery lovers’ intent but this proved to only drive Virra faster and deeper, a thumb added to the pearl increasing the intent to push Aerian over.

Her body shuddered, the more she tried to force control the faster her body reacted, her hips clamped against Virras hand as she screamed her release hitting hard, her whole body shook from the force as she trembled left laid on the bed panting heavily.

A smirk formed on Virra’s lips to the scream that shattered the room, removing her mouth from Aerian’s bosom. Then her digits, but yanked down her pants, placing a hand on the back of each thigh and pushing her back. Without hesitation diving down to clap her lips upon Aerian’s quivering flower, to suckle and plunge her tongue in deep as possible to not let that be all.

Aerians hands clamped to the back of Virras head her hips forcing her against her lovers mouth and tongue, for few moments before she fell back into the bed her hands twisting into the sheets as she writhed feeling every touch of Virra almost multiplied throughout her body.

It didn’t take Virra long to press more upon the back of Aerian’s thighs, driving down more deeply with slick tool ravaging her passage. Though stealthily a digit slipped into her starlet followed with another. The movement and speed mixed with Virra’s determination on bringing Aerian to a second release that was even more powerful than the first was apparent.

Aerian moaned aloud as she felt the invasion of Virras fingers, her body tensed just for a moment before she wriggled against her fingers, her back arched from the bed as she moaned heavily. The more Virra worked her the higher Aerian felt her body push. Suddenly her hips snapped down into the bed as again she screamed out in pleasure, the force of her release sent a flood of wetness from her into Virras waiting mouth, her whole body shuddering violently.

Virra lapped and filled down the sweet nectar from Aerian, though she didn’t stop and only quickened her intentions. She parted from her flower now. “You are going to scream and beg for me to stop.” Now Virra returned her slick tool to plunge and withe within Aerian’s core.

Aerian couldn’t fight her body already left weakened from the last orgasm as she tried to breath and gain control, the more she tried to control the more sudden it struck, the last orgasm barely passed as she arced and grunted sent thundering into the next. Her mind was clouded only feeling the pleasure that tugged at her very being, she was mewling softly until another struck causing her body to force itself down against Virra.

Virra took every thrust and squirm, holding her down to just get that taste of her lovers’ ecstasy. Until, the moment that Virra stopped and shifted to lay on her back, panting. Hours must have gone by, since Virra fell asleep. As Aerian would adjust, she saw out of the corner of her eye a figure slumped in a chair in the hallway with dark brown hair fixed back and a tray of three plates at his feet. Domi had given them time to themselves, while falling asleep.

Aerian shifted feeling every muscle in her body resist the attempt as she groaned, the force of Virras assault upon her was still taking its toll. She sat and shook her head trying to straighten her hair to a degree, moving slowly she made her way to the hallway, shaking Domi gently “Hey you, come on to bed with us,” Aerian kept her voice soft and low, though with enough for Domi to hear, shaking him gently a second time.

Domi opened his eyes slowly, groggily, yawning. But he stood stepping over the tray and scooped Aerian up in his arms to walk with her to the bed. Seeing her down carefully not to disturb Virra, hovering over her and kissing her as he settled between them.

Aerian settled into him, but with her hand laid on Virra, as she smiled softly before just as quickly disappearing back into sleep.

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[ To The Future] Our New Home

A knock was sounded on the master suite, which is when Aishani set down Terra to join her brother in the crib, handing her a small toy to suckle on, walking to answer it and smirked. “Hello there, Jade.” She stepped aside for Jade to enter. “Just keeping the children entertained, come in.”

Jade entered through and walked with Aishani to the crib, scooping up Terra with a perfect cradle. She looked to Jade with wide golden eyes, attempting to reach out to something, yet, Jade simply gave the child her finger while rocking her. “I wish this was a pleasantry call. I guess that all depends on your view.” She chuckled, as Aishani lifted up Xander to walk with him to the window in order for those curious eyes to look out at the sky. “I want you to be my maid of honour, please say yes.”

Aishani glanced to her with a smirk, then to Xander. “Oh for fuck sake, Jade. Of course I will say yes, we have been together through much. I would be honoured, I know Kane will be busy with Hades and the planning. For me, Kane said he would take care of everything and he had.”

Kane made his way in through the door carrying breakfast “Did I hear my name??” He grinned as he looked to the children then Aishani before back to Jade “Everything OK? What did I miss?”

He placed the two trays on the bed and made his way Aishani kissing her cheek then tickling Xanders tummy playfully, repeating the action with Terra before heading back to open his tray and his breakfast.

Jade looked to her for a moment with a small shrug, it was evident the pain on her eyes. “It doesn’t seem fair…my family was taken and a new life in their place?” She turned quickly to make her leave, while heading to her room adjust the many that she shared with Hades.

As Jade was about leave Stacy paused for a moment “Oh Jade, um I don’t know if anyone has told you, but Aerian is pregnant but is feeling a little off, queasy seems her morning sickness is making her a little miserable, Domi asked if perhaps there was something you could do for her?” Stacy looked down knowing her words would not go down too well in that moment, “As healer I can do so much but her situation is complex with her angelic half it makes my methods a little incompatible with her,”

Before Stacy finished, Jade was gone but the Kitsune in her definitely had to have heard.

Once past the door, she entered the room and closed the door quickly, this sent the parchment rustling. But it was when she turned that she snatched the brush from Hades. Guiding him to sit and nestle up behind him, instead of a brush she methodically worked her fingers through the shaft of the hair from the base up to release the knots. “You get in a fight with the wind, beloved?”

Hades caught the parchment with his hand before it blew from the bed, “No just have been neglecting it with all our hell in the last few weeks, which I should at my age know better than to do, I look like I got into a fight with half the damn forest,” He chuckled softly kneeling down before her, purposely pushing the parchment back into place beside her.

She in part massaged his scalp while working through the knots, since her hands were busy, she couldn’t exactly grasp it to look. But she leaned to gain a better look. “What is this?”

“That is a land deed, to our new home, sign sealed and waiting for us, on a cliff a direct path to the beach, magically sealed so we don’t wake up in the water one morning, we can leave when you are ready,” Hades replied gently now looking at the ground for a few minutes “Are you OK? You seem a little out of sorts”

She reached to gather the brush, surprisingly as it was guided through his hair with no catches. “I have seen your niece and Virra, they have agreed to be bridesmaids. Aishani my maid of honour…Domi will be the one to walk me down the isle.” Jade stopped brushing his hair, curling her hand so tightly around the brush. “Aerian smelled strange to me this morning, so did Virra. It was confirmed by Stacy only a short time ago, they both are pregnant…so many children…” She muttered. “Stacy also assured me that I will have a child. I have to be patient. Patient!” Just then the wood splintered in her grasp and she growled as one shared dig into her flesh, quickly lifting the bleeding flesh to her lips to nurse.

Hades glanced up to look at her his eyes soft and gentle as he watched her for a moment, before his eyes lowered watched her for a moment “I love you, and if Stacy says it will happen then I’m just going to have you fuck you every chance I get until you are swelling with my child, and when that one is born I will fuck you again and again until there is another baby, because there is nothing I want more than to see you walk down that beach on our wedding night, looking like the brightest star in the heavens before I take you home to our home, and raise our children together, we have gone from not knowing if it is possible to knowing it is going to,” His hands slid up her thighs as he smiled softly “And until then I am going to mark you, I am going to punish you and I am going to fuck for all I am worth to ensure I give you what you want the most,”

Jade stared at him, seeming all words were lost on her with those yellow hues bright and then transforming back to the warm brown. Never before had he seen this woman cry but her injured hand lowered from her mouth, those fangs still exposed in a smile. Though she leaned down to press her lips against his, hard and hungry. The roughness amidst the kiss brought forth a sweet metallic taste that fuelled the emotion in that moment and it was electric. When she parted, her hands curled upon his and her forehead leaned against his. “I’m sick of all the babies here. Let’s leave now, don’t tell anyone…and just go…”

“We can be gone in less than an hour, everything is already in place to have our things sent afterward,” Hades replied as he watched her for a moment there was knot deep within him at the woman he loved so deeply hurt, something ultimately he had a hand in, his failure would weigh on him in those moments as he shifted and stood taking her hands leading her back to her feet, he let a hand tuck stray strand of air back before simply watching her, he sighed softly as he stepped back.

“I’m sorry,” He breathed softly before turning and heading for the door “I’ll go speak with the stable hand and have a carriage ready to go, pack anything you want with you and meet me down there,”

Jade caught his hand before he left through the door, those exotic almond slanted eyes peered into his. “What are you apologizing for? You have nothing to do so for it. Regardless of the outcome, you have made me the happiest woman in Everlands. Do not put such a weight upon you, my beloved. I will gather is some clothing, I have to make a tea remedy for Aerian. Then we will travel and start our new life together. You and me. Whatever may come.”

“As always,” Hades smiled gently slipping from her grasp, it didn’t take long for him to have the carriage ready to depart, as he sat upon waiting of Jade he sighed softly, it would always be home but the time had come to leave and begin his life where only Jade mattered to him.

Jade arrived a short time later with some workers carrying two large bags, she moved to press her lips against his, then turned to look at the mansion. “I won’t lie I’ll miss it here. But home is where the heart is and that is with you. We began here and now it is time to spread our wings.”

He couldn’t help but smile at her words and nodded for her to enter the carriage, moments later and they were heading out of the Mansion gates. As they travelled Hades kept his eyes on the road ahead his mind still on their plans for marriage as well to have children. The road was surrounded by forest as they made their way through, the beauty of the Everlands had never failed to impress Hades as they travelled through it.

Jade watched with appreciative eyes the every changing landscape, every so often pointing things out to him. Either about the vegetation or wildlife they passed, her excitement on this journey kept things light. She mentioned to him that she had chosen a dress and style for the bridal party, once or twice Jade fell to sleep, resting her head on his shoulder and hand in his.

As the day began to dim the roar of the ocean cold be heard, the carriage rattle along a harder path before he finally pulled the carriage to a halt in front of a large stone cottage, it sat nestled on a cliff the beach and ocean below.

Hades smiled softly as he shook her gently “We’re here,” he said softly.

Jade was stirred by Hades, initially she was groggy but at his words, her lids lifted and she looked to the cottage. A smile on her lips, closing her eyes as though to listen to the sound of the waves, then looked to him. “It’s beautiful…” She said with a soft voice, eyes unable to remove from the rather moderately sized cottage with two stories.

“And it’s all ours,” Hades smiled softly watching her for a few moments before he urged her down from the carriage “Go take a look around,” He grinned handing her the keys, before sliding off to begin unloading the carriage, “There’s a kitchen, a living area, a utility room on the ground floor, 3 bedrooms and the bathroom on the upper. Granted it’s not the mansion but it is ours my angel all ours,”

She accepted the keys from him, then eagerly moved to the cottage to unlock the door and enter to investigate the interior, hanging three keys on a small hook near the door.

Hades followed her quietly watching her,  the happiness in her had made things all the more worthwhile, as she made her way to the bedroom the master suite was dominated by the huge carved four poster bed that was already made with dark purple sheets and duvet.

“Can we make a home here?” He asked softly though it was more a statement of they would rather than if they could.

She ran her hands over the comforter as her eyes were glistening with excitement and happiness. Jade has moved from room to room like a child excited for a holiday, then she turned to face him. “Yes. Oh, yes.” She moved to look out the window, the expanse of the beautiful blue sea and beaches lay before them with a few seagulls hiding in the breeze. “It’s so beautiful here. Peaceful.”

“We have a basement too, but that’s for a whole different kind of fun,” Hades grinned wickedly as he made his way to her, his hands slipping around her waist kissing her neck and looking out over the view with her “It will be a slower pace of life than we’re used to but it will be our life,”

She lifted her hands to place atop his, while leaning back against him, head tilted back against his chest. But when it sunk in to the gravity of his words, she turned to face him with that going back in her eyes. “Oh…show me the basement. Unless of course you want to surprise me.”

His hands slid up her body and against her throat gently then back to her hips as he kissed her gently, there was the self same gleam in his eyes she had come to know well “I don’t know I’m not sure you’re ready,” he teased softly with his words.

She closed her eyes as his hands caressed upon her figure, as the hand grasped her throat a gap parted to the firm yet gentle hold. The bruise almost completely faded save for the light yellow, but the yellow glow was beginning to surface in her eyes. “Oh?” She grinned exposing her incisors.

He was curious but there was a defiance in her he admired as he took her hand and led her back through the house, as they passed through the kitchen to another door he smiled, his hand slid over the door and it slid open, stone stairs led down into the darkness of the basement.

Quietly he slipped behind her and before she knew a blindfold was placed over her eyes, as he made his way back in front he took her hand and slowly led her down the stairs making sure to inform her each time she needed to step down. As they hit the bottom he led her through the room before finally placing her still, he moved away she could hear the rustle of things before he finally moved back she would feel the cold clasp of something at her wrist then the other before he removed the blindfold.

The room was all though dark lit by candlelight enough for her to see the chains around the wall, various other devices many things he could use in those moments where they both allowed their darkness to shine, things she could be tied to or bent over and locked to. The chains she was in would only allow a short amount of movement but he remained stood just before her.

She didn’t fight the blindfold only displaying her trust in him with each step that was guided down into the basement. Her skin pricked to the chill and moisture in the air, as he clasped the cuffs at her wrists, Jade seemed to test the durability, but with the blindfold removed, she inhaled sharply to the bunker if devices that last before her. He saw her chest rise and fall rapidly, adjusting a slight on her feet.

“So what do you think? I thought a space like this would be fun, of course if it’s not your thing all this can be returned easily enough,” Hades looked her over longingly for a moment as he watched her test the chains, his body prickled waiting on her reply, there was a held breath it seemed.

“It’s perfect…” She breathed, dragging her upper teeth against her lower lip, the yellow dominant in her eyes. It was clear that this prospect excited her, gaze swept on the various objects and devices.

“Good I wasn’t sure if this was a step too far,” Hades stepped away from her as he circled her for a moment before reaching for the chains and unlocking them “Now I promise soon enough I’m going to lock you up down here and have my way with you, any and every way I desire, but today has been a long day and I am rather hungry,”

She rubbed her hands at the lack of the cuffs, then looked to him. Jade moved to embrace him with a kiss. “I’ll make us something, my beloved. I slept while you drove, it’s your turn.”

He smiled and nodded leading her back up into the kitchen, before making his way to the door “I need to finish unloading the carriage, then I can relax and eat,” he smiled softly and disappeared through the door to continue unloading the carriage of their belongings.

She nodded to him and went about to explore the kitchen, preparing food that Hades had the chance to smell in his venture out to offload and enter.

As Hades loaded the last of their things into the utility room, he dusted off his hands and made his way to close the kitchen door finally closing the world out of their world. He headed to seat himself at the kitchen and returned to watching his fiancée as she prepared their meal.

Everything about Jade was graceful, even the way she made the food with a care. She placed a pot of tea in the table and presented to him some vegetables and a type of meat that appeared to be raw and a steaming soup between them. “You dip the meat into the soup to finish cooking it and swirl the vegetables around. Like this.” She demonstrated and lifted the fork to him to taste. Then stood to pour him the tea.

He repeated her motion and swallowed down the meat a reminder of how good a cook she was, he wondered on things for a moment before he smiled softly “I left enough room in the garden for you to plant whatever you need, cooking or medicinal, We also own a little of the land beyond the fence, so we have room to grow if we need to, and I can always buy the whole hillside later if needed,”

He continued to eat quietly as he thought things through for the moment, before taking a moment to eat quietly, watching his fiancée intently now “Now we can talk about how you are doing, and why you were so off when we left, not that I would have trouble working it out, I want it to come from you though,”

She looked to him as he spoke, while her special smile beamed, a reminder of that was for him alone. “Oh, yes. I’d love to cultivate the area for a garden, the soil as I’ve read is rich with nutrients this close to the sea.” Though now, she drank her tea, watching him over the rim before speaking. “I never meant to place pressure on you about a child. Please do not think, I wouldn’t be pleased just with you. It was all the hormones and scents that were overwhelming to me. At certain times, I can smell more clearly, usually closer to a full moon. Then to see, Aishani happy with Terra and Xander, then to Aerian and Virra being pregnant, it just…”

Hades glanced up staring straight at her before smiling softly “I do feel for the fact I haven’t been able to get you pregnant, that’s a failing on my part as a husband and as a lover, but I don’t intend to give up and I don’t have a nice shiny new playroom without the want to use it,”

As he slid up from his seat and grabbed the plates to place them in the sink, he returned to take her hand and lead her to the bedroom, thinking for a moment he placed her in he centre of the room with a smile “So it’s just?”

She reached a hand to gather the plates but sat stunned as Hades took out upon himself to trend to such. Though when he extended his hand, Jade took it and rose but looked to him confused by his words tilting her head. “Just?”

“Back in the kitchen you said it’s just, it honestly sounded like there may be more to it, more to what’s bothering you,” He moved behind her his hands slipping to her shoulders, his fingers working into the flesh and muscle of her shoulder, it was slow and gentle yet every motion had purpose to help unwind and relax her, he continued down massaging her back and spine and then down further over her thighs, working the muscle and moving down slowly as he reached her ankle he repeated the entire process back up along her body to her shoulders.

“No. Not really. It gets hard for me around the full moon and the new moon. That is when the energies are higher.” She muttered and closed her eyes, as his hands worked upon her, he found a few knots especially at her shoulders.

Hades slid his hands around her waist with a soft smile kissing the back of her neck before guiding her to the bed, stepping back and then climbing in behind her wrapping his arm around her and curling tight against her “As long as you are OK, that’s all I care about Jade, nothing else matters to me now.”

[To The Future] Jealousy, Babies and New Home

Aishani was holding Xander and Terra each in an arm within the master suite, nudging them while this she had found was soothing, not just from the uncomfortable ache of her bosom but to be able to nurture the children. 

Kane was sat just in front of them, his hands gently placed upon each child watching them for moment “It’s good to be home with them my love,”

She looked to Kane while nodding to him, a soft and tender smile upon her plush lips. “Indeed, it is. Strange though, everything said and done, we’ve been dealing with the rise of the war for so long…now that it’s finished and things have returned to normal…” Aishani adjusted Terra to remove her mouth from one bosom, then extended her to Kane in order for him to burp her, while she did the same to Xander. The two infants very sleepy after a full tummy, though, she cradled Xander as the babe slept.

Kane took Terra into his lap his hands placed to gently pat until the youngster released her wind with a resounding burp, “I know before there was always something to deal with and now, we only need worry about our children and each other, my head is oddly empty these days,” he chuckled softly settling Terra against him.

It was in that moment there was knock upon their room door causing Kane to look up “Its open” as the door opened Aerian, Virra and Domi stepped through.

To the knock, Aishani covered herself up and stood to move over and gently settle Xander in the crib and moved to gather Terra to do the same. She turned and moved to settle at Kane’s side, her eye fixed on Aerian for a moment, clearly suspicious. “There is the troublesome trio…”

“Hey Aishani,” Aerian smiled though clearly avoiding the issue for the moment “We have something to tell you,” instinctively her hand found Virras entwining her fingers so as to gather strength from her fiancée, “That is to say Domi sort of, no we all do, argh this is harder than I thought,”

Aishani inclined a brow, glancing to the conjoined hands of Virra and Aerian, then shifted her gaze to Domi that moved to slip a hand within Aerian’s to remind her he was there to support her as well. “We all do,” Domi said in agreement.

She placed her own hands into Kane’s, looking to them expectantly.

“Dad, Aishani I’m pregnant,” Aerian felt the words tumble from her lips as the moment seemed to hold waiting on a response, Kane simply remained quiet looking at the trio now standing before him.

Aishani lowered her brow, remaining as silent as Kane now. But since he didn’t speak, she stood and moved to stand before Aerian. Then embraced her tightly, almost too tight. “I think it is best that you talk with your father. I think he’s stunned…” She whispered to her. “Congratulations.”

Aerian returned the embrace “Thank you,” before making her way to Kane she sat down in front of him as he remained quiet for the moment “Don’t be mad, please, I’m sorry,” her voice was now broken with emotion rarely shown by Aerian as the panic had begun to rise in the pit of her stomach.

Kane remained quiet for a few moments though the tone in his daughters voice was enough to cause him to look at her “Not mad Aerian, just .. a little confused, is all,” Kanes now moved to look to Domi, his gaze was not one of anger but steady enough for Domi to know he was under close watch for the moment.

Finally his gaze moved to Virra “And how are you finding all this? As odd as me? Are you Ok with how things are in all this?” Aerian smiled as ever her father had more concern for those around him than his own feelings, instinctively she threw her arms around him in a deep hug.

Aishani stepped back to move over in order to check on the sleeping twins, though, when finished she turned her attention back to Kane and Aerian, her golden eyes fixed on the situation before her. Virra rolled a shoulder passively, though, grinned. “I’m happy, granted this came as a surprise. Aerian with child is not only going to add to our family but I’m excited. We welcomed Domi, granted we may not have considered this without proper precautions…though part of us knew the chance.”

Domi remained silent, while appearing ready to defend himself should Kane loose it.

“And you, my love?” Aishani moved to settle at Kane’s side, gathering his hand in hers. “Enough of everyone elses feelings, bring your own forth. I believe that is what they want to hear, especially, our daughter.”

“I’m proud of you all, and if this is the next step in your relationship then as ever I am behind you. I have no reason to question any of you, you laid your lives on the line for this family and now you help ensure it’s future how could a father be any prouder, yes it’s a surprise but one I am indeed happy with,” Kane stated with a smile, Aerian felt her resolve break and launched into her father, Kane wrapped his arms around her with a smile “It’s a lot to take in, but I am always proud of you Aerian, just so long as you watch over her, protect as I would, nothing more nothing less,”

Virra grinned, as Domi stepped forward now. “You have no reason to be concerned, Kane. I will look after Aerian and the unborn child, he is after all my son and part of this legacy.” Though, as he spoke those words, the grin from Virra dimmed a slight with a flicker of sadness in her gaze, she slipped out of the room when Domi moved to stand behind Aerian.

Aishani caught this movement and then moved to lightly place a hand upon Aerian’s shoulder with a squeeze and tipped her chin to the door that just barely closed behind Virra. “I think the three of you may need to talk…if not, just the two of you.”

Domi glanced behind him and made a move to follow after Virra, then hesitated at the placement of Aishani’s hand on his shoulder. “It has just been the two of them, until you arrived. Let her be for now, though, I suggest that the three of you sit and talk. No sense in dimming down this happy time.”

“You should go talk, we’ll still be here,” Kane smiled softly “Don’t lose her in all of this she needs you as much as you need her,”

“I know,” Aerian spoke barely above a whisper as she extracted herself from her fathers embrace “I’m going to go talk to her, Domi can you go see there’s anything Stacy can do to ease this damn nausea?”

“I thought she was happy.” Domi said looking back to Aerian. “Uh…yeah, sure. I’ll meet you back at the cottage.” He moved to give her a gentle kiss, then turned and left.

Aishani sat down beside Kane, curling her hand within his. “Go on. We will be here if you need us.”

Aerian drew her hands around her waist and headed off to find Virra, quickly tracing the path asking guards if they had seen before she finally was coming up behind “Baby, what … I thought, I’m sorry,” she stammered slowly

Virra was sitting on the edge of the fountain, sharpening her dagger with a whetstone, though, looked to Aerian and stopped. “You have nothing to apologize for…I just, it’s not that I am not happy, because, I am. It’s just…I’m jealous, I guess. No, not jealous envious that you are pregnant. I’ve gotten used to sharing everything with you and this…I can’t do. Domi probably didn’t realize it but…when he said that the unborn was his son…” She sighed stowing away the dagger and then whetstone, rising to face Aerian and wrap her arms around her. “Is that just the stupidest thing you have ever heard?”

“Well he is assuming it’s a boy,” Aerian smiled softly now sitting beside Virra “But even with Domi around I’m not doing this without you by my side,”

Aerian took Virras hand gently “You are joined with me so you will feel all this just as much as me, but you could, we could have two babies you know,”

Virra curled her fingers within hers and lifted the knuckles to be graced by her lips in a flitter of kisses, then stopped to look at her. “I know I will…wait, what do you mean, two babies?”

Aerian curled her fingers then walked them over Virras thigh and up along her stomach “We could if you wanted, I mean none of us has exactly been safe while Domi has had his way with us, we already have our own little family and having a child with you is more than I could ask for,”

Virra watched Aerian for a long moment in silence, catching her hand in a strong hold and then relaxed. “No, we haven’t been safe, perhaps, I wanted this to happen for us. Firefly, I’m not sure you understand. I wanted to take that journey with you…I know it is stupid, but, I wanted to be pregnant with you and not just have symptoms. Listen to me, this is your time, not mine. I’m sure my own will come.” She lifted a hand to caress her cheek with a small smirk. “You are the beacon in the night to me.”

“Maybe you already are and it just hasn’t shown yet?” Aerian replied gently with a smile leaning against her “But you really need to talk to Domi he actually looked hurt when you left us, he really does love you and from what I’ve seen he has for some time, you are my life, you are my rock and you are my anchor to the chaos that surrounds us. I can’t do this without you but I don’t want to do it without him either,”

Virra wrapped an arm around Aerian, pulling her closer against her, propping her chin on the fiery crown. “Yeah, right. I hardly think that I am pregnant. I haven’t had morning sickness, like you. The only way would be to confirm with Stacy, if I am or not. Domi? Hurt?” She inhaled deeply, caressing Aerian’s side. “Hmm, it is so different to hear you say that you want him around still, while I don’t mind in the slightest. He balances us out…I told you, Firefly, that I am here for the long run and I have no intention of going anyplace, because, my place is at your side. Do you think we should? Go see, Stacy, I mean?”

“He is a great cook, and he watches our back, I sent Domi to see if Stacy could do anything for this damn nausea, so we can go join him,” Aerian rested her head on Virras chest for a few moments “No matter what you still need to talk to him, it has to be weird for him too, though he does have two girlfriends both who have no problem pleasing him,” she chuckled softly “I love you, that hasn’t and will not change, and it’s you I’m going to marry, I was thinking the old family home of Grandma in town is still vacant, Dad owns the land so maybe he would let us have it? It’s bigger than the cottage but not as grand as the Mansion,”

Virra titled her head and looked down to Aerian, losing her fiery crown. “Yes, that would do. That way we won’t be far. But aren’t you upset that our plans for the meantime of picking up work have changed?” She stood now, then extended her hand to Aerian, walking with her back to the mansion.

“Kind of comes with territory, seems every time we plan one thing the realm kicks us onto another path, besides I can work for now,” As they walked Aerian felt content stepping closer to Virra as they made their way up to Stacys room.

They knocked and Stacy answered inviting them in, Domi was sat in the window seat as Stacy watched her a moment “Are you feeling better Aerian?”

“Queasy, but OK, did Domi ask you?” Aerian replied

“He did, I can assemble something to ease it, but beyond that you’re stuck with it for now unless Domi has something in his cooking arsenal?” Stacy replied throwing Domi a gentle glance before she looked back to Virra.

Domi at the appearance of straightened at the appearance of Aerian, perked a slight, though, reclined back at the sight of Virra and turned his gaze out the window. But, when Stacy spoke, he looked back to Aerian. “Yeah, I might be able to whip something up. But, I think Jade may be able to help with her teas as well,”

Virra looked to Stacy now, while moving to her. “I haven’t felt strange…or anything, but, uh, do you sense anything about me?”

Stacy inclined a brow as  she looked her over for a moment before looking to Domi in thought the back to Virra “I think Domi is going to be a very busy man, when did last have you’re .. or have you just out its non-appearance down to stress? Not all pregnancies follow the same path, each is unique,”

Aerian felt a glow spread through her before she watched Domi taking Virras hand and leading her to Domi, then taking Domis and placing it on Virras stomach gently “Did you hear that Domi? Your girls are both having your babies,”

“You are both indeed with child, and from the auras around a similar point, both having a single child anything beyond that is hard to tell for the moment, when the auras colour we will know what each childs sex will be, I would suggest you all go home and talk properly, I will speak with Jade on tea to help you both along, just remember Aerian cannot tap her angelic side for any reason,” There was a strength to the final words from Stacy “And of course congratulations,”

Virra stared at Stacy, then a smile grew on her lips. “Well, it’s been stressful for all of us recently.” Domi appeared to be as stunned as Virra though turned from his recline to face the interior of the room. When his hand was lifted, the palm pressed against her flat stomach, they locked their gaze for a moment together in silence. “Uh…yeah, I think we should go home.”

“Right, I trust Aerian to not use her angelic abilities but always we will ensure such.” Domi said, rising and moving to kiss Virra deeply and then to Aerian, lacing his hands into each woman’s then walking from the room with them in tow.

As they entered cottage Aerian turned on Virra kissing her with as much depth and passion as she ever had in her life “You got your wish baby, we both did,” She turned to face Domi “Two pregnant women I think your life is about to get a whole lot more interesting, I almost can’t wait!!”

Virra responded to the depth of the kiss, it was almost as though the tension melted between them that only a short time earlier had tightened around them, she squeezed her behind with a lift and then a playful smack.  Though, turned to face Domi with a smirk, yet, lowered her gaze. “Yeah, sorry about that. When Aerian was pregnant, I felt..left out and wanted to share this experience with her. But, now, we are both with kidos.”

Domi groaned. “Great two crazy pregnant women…oh, what will I do?” He moved over and swept Aerian in his arms, shoving her against the closed door to kiss her with a breath-taking emotion and pressure. Then turned to face Virra and stepped up, to her, grasping her wrist to pull her over and press his lips against hers while extending his other back to grasp Aerian’s hand to bring her forward to stand at Virra’s side. Kneeling down, then lifting up their tops to kiss each stomach with a loving caress. “I could just be the luckiest man in Everlands, my two beautiful angels are going to give birth to the perfect children.”

“It is going to be fun, we’re going to get all fat and miserable together,” Aerian giggled as she felt her body shudder to Domis’ kiss, Aerian turned as Domi broke the kiss from Virra, Aerian leant in to take his place “And you get to love our children as much as you care for us,” Aerian was careful with her words now, she knew he cared for them but love in a three way relationship was always going to be a complex thing to handle. She also never for a moment wanted to hurt Virra in any way as she thought she had earlier that day.

Domi looked from Aerian to Virra for a moment, then smirked and stood, offering a hand to Aerian in order for her to rise as well. He swept each woman in his arms, Virra leaned a cheek on his shoulder and placed a hand on his chest with a look up to him then to Aerian. “I love you both, I know I can be a pain but nothing ever changes that fact. This will only bring us closer, though, I will apologize now for my attitude later on.”

He nodded to her seeming pleased, kissing her forehead and squeezing Aerian’s behind. “It’s permanent birth control…but, I honestly have been curious what breast milk tastes like. It must be ambrosial with the two of you.”

“Oh your just going to become a bigger pervert than you already are aren’t you? But I’m willing to share, as long as you keep us both very happy, that’s the rule you keep us happy and we will satisfy anything and everything you want,” Aerians words were full of intent as she watched Virra for a moment “And you have nothing to apologise for, not now not ever, I love both of you as well and our family will only get stronger if we stick together,”

“Well, it’s not much a difference. Only I do know that pregnant women are more horny then otherwise.” Domi wriggled his brows, as Virra laughed. “Don’t you worry, my beautiful angels. You are my women and I love each of you, I will take care of you both.”

Virra winked to Aerian, then tackled her, pinning her to the door and her fingers working to find that sweet ticklish spot, urging Domi to join in the fun. Soon, it was the three of them laughing and turned into a small tickle war, which ended up with them laying on their backs out of breath on the floor.

[To The Future] A Wedding on the Beach

Hades yawned and stretched as he woke the following morning as he stretched he felt joints crack back into place, as a shudder cut through him as his body extended past being comfortable, before he rolled onto his side to look at his wife to be. The air was oddly light the tension that had hung over them for the last year now all but gone.

Hades said nothing merely lay watching Jade for that moment with a soft smile curling his lips.

Indeed, Jade was at his side, resting peacefully. That scent he had learned to love and recognize tantalizing his senses with the soft breath of cherry blossom in a spring breeze. Her expression calm with the play of the beautiful freckles that dance across her cheeks and over the bridge of her nose, the rose petal lips parted to display her even deep breathing. Yet, her hair was not bound as usual upon her head and the dark veil of her hair splayed about her upon the pillow like a halo. She appeared to be breathing more readily, nearly panting while her eyes moved beneath her lids in a dream. That bruise still whispering upon the skin of her throat, from which his darker moment took control. She was stunning even amidst this, steady and Hades’ completely, through and through.

As Hades’ eyes caught sight of the bruise his smile curled deeper, that dark side always hidden just beneath the surface always ready to take control. As he watched her sleep for a moment longer the idea formed just as wicked as ever.

He slid down under the duvet his hands easing her thighs apart as he crawled up between them before placing kisses over each thigh, each slow and deliberate before moving to press his lips against her petals, his tongue easing against her tender bud his hands now pressed against her waist to prevent her moving from him.

When he travelled beneath the duvet he discovered that she was without garments, Hades was drowned by the essence of his fiancé and her succulent scent from between those thick thighs. At first his taste buds were graced with her taste, that exotic spice sweetness of her flower, yet, the more he focused on her hidden pearl and longer, he began to hear that sound of her breathing quickening and subtle moans. That was as he heard the moans growing louder and her body awaken at the buck of her hips that began to grind down against him.

He didn’t shift his focus but kept his tongue in its assault against that tender bud, his fingers now easing into her as she woke, as she ground into him his fingers penetrated her deeper. Between the scent and her awakening Hades wanted to push her higher in each moment.

As he continued the administration, the more her hips writhed in accent to his digit that sunk deeper into her molten passage. Her sounds only increased in sheer bliss, a slender hand lowered to curl within his hair to push him more firmly against the appreciation of her pearl. That is when he felt it with his fingers, the squeeze of her silken folds and the beginning of a blooming flower, that is when the lubrication was added just before her nectar rushed forth with the ambrosial flood, crying out his name.

Hades remained in his motions until the last remnants of her release passed before he crawled out and up beside her kissing her deeply “Good morning you beautifully amazing beloved of mine”

When he resurfaced, Hades found her panting and quivering, though to his kiss her eyes opened and she rolled her head to look at him. A slender hand lifted to caress his cheek with a rest at his jawline. “Mmm, good morning it is waking like that with you, my beloved.”

“Fun isn’t it,” He grinned “Just the first step in this new life of ours, now get yourself dressed we have a long couple of days ahead getting ready to move,” his hand caressed her throat gently there was a new lease in Hades a sparkle non had seen in a very long time as the pressure of keeping everyone alive was now lifted, giving way to him focusing only upon Jade and their new life together.

“But dress slowly so I can watch,” He added before kissing her once more.

His touch upon her neck brought a soft quiver from her and ripples of gooseflesh skittered about upon her skin. But, at his words a small secretive smirk appeared upon her plush lips, though, she nodded to him, rising from the bed to expose her beautiful body to him, turning and displaying the intricate tattoo that covered the entire back of Jade. She then gathered her clothing and placed them on the edge of the bed, each layer was placed upon her with a magnetic and ritualistic demeanour, beautiful, almost as though it was a dance itself for her to dress every morning. In the end, her skin was covered and the kimono and obi was fixed upon her, then her hands began to work with her hair, in order to pile up into a bun, but this began to remove the exquisite and free length that added to her exotic attraction.

“You’re beautiful, you know that. I would note that I have always preferred your hair down, for me at least, not that anything changes no matter how you wear your hair,” Hades remarked gently watching her. He smiled as she dressed taking every detail in as she did so.

She hesitated now, at his mention of his preference of her hair, instead of finishing sweeping it up, let the stands fall down. A soft blush lifting to her cheeks with his compliment. “Then, if you prefer it as such. I will let it down…”

She smiled in that special way that Hades knew was saved especially for him. “Oh, stop. I’ll keep it down, even if you insist it’s a personal preference. Do I not need to take that into account?” Jade moved forward to extend her slender hand to him, in order to guide him to rise. Then went to gather his clothing in order to dress him much the same as she had undressed him the night before.

Hades allowed her to dress him with the same wonder he had for her in every other moment. He watched her carefully, as she finished dressing him he flexed his wrists and then drew her close to him kissing her cheek gently.

“So what do you fancy doing today, we’ll be here a day or two more then headed for our own home,” He stated softly.

She responded by resting her cheek against his chest, a hand upon his shoulder. “We should see, Elsa. She is going to be the one for our wedding clothing.”

“And I’m sure she will make me drool the moment I see you,” Hades replied with a wicked smiled taking her hand and kissing it gently “Our wedding should be on the beach, so tired of grand garden weddings, it just isn’t me,”

“The beach? You mean near our home-to-be?” Jade leaned back, while he saw that beautiful flush upon her cheeks again.

“Beech, Tiki torches, moonlight everything that makes it different but just as grand,” He smiled in reply.

She smiled to him with a nod. “I like that idea. Very much, even an evening wedding. It all sounds so magical.”

“Good, because if you haven’t learnt by now, everything I do isn’t normal, then you may get quite a shock,” Hades chuckled softly, as he slid blades to the back of his hips he took her hand and lead her out of their room and through the upper levels of the mansion.

“Oh, no, I know that, my beloved. That is why, life with you is going to be an adventure. Dark or light. Just so long as I am with you, nothing much matters.” She curled her hand within his and easily followed along with him, her bare feet lightly padding against the floor while they made their way through the mansion.

“And I’ll be sure to keep it that way,” Hades replied with a grind as they headed down the stairs and down into the main hall.

Elsa was already in the main hall happily working away on new clothes, determined to get her own life back to normal and her shop back up and running.

She moved into the main hall with Hades, though looked to him then to Elsa, clearing her throat to not startle the realms dressmaker. “Ahem….uh, Elsa?”

She smiled softly as she looked up, pale eyes sparkled with mischief beneath that blonde hair “Hello my dear, may I say you look particularly delectable today, those Elcarus boys know how to pick their women,” she never lost a stitch in her work as she spoke.

She looked up to Hades, then to Elsa, as the flush lifted to her cheeks with the light dusting of freckles. “Thank you, Elsa…I was wondering, that is, if you are not too busy. I’d like to discuss a dress…for the wedding.”

“You’re going to let her dress? I thought you’d get wed naked,” Elsa chuckled softly

“And share her with half the realm, oh not a chance,” Hades replied with a sly smile, as he slid his arms around Jade gently.

“Well then I will just have to blow them away with her dress, and make her as she rightly should be the prettiest girl in all the realm,” Elsa winked with a smile.

“She already is,” Hades stated softly “I’m going to see the weapon smith, so look after my girl,”

“Ah but of course, we’ll have fun while you go be all serious,” Elsa stated patting the seat beside her “Now then what do you have in mind?”

She looked between the two, as they spoke, though, looked down with a smile. As Hades spoke of leaving, she held his hand and reluctantly allowed for each finger to slip off in his departure, watching him until he disappeared from the hall. But, Jade returned her exotic almond slanted eyes to Elsa and moved over to take the seat next to her, lightly touching the current fabric. “I’ve been thinking about this ever since I have become engaged…I want a dress that is inspired by my culture, kimono. We are going to have it on the beach and at night…torches…all that.”

“Ah that boy did always have a flair for the different, been a long time since he’s been happy you know. Such a different man to the one spoke of in the stories and histories of this realm. Did you ever wonder if they were true or if perhaps you’d be the next one in his path of destruction? Of course I know he loves you, and would die for you before he hurt you. You bring out the best in him and it shows in everything he does now,” Elsa smiled as her words tumbled from her mouth absently in thought, she placed her current project aside and taking a pad began to draw, the magicks she weaved flowed from her onto the page beginning to draw up an idea.

“So…I’ve heard. True or not, or doesn’t matter to me. Everyone has a darkness within them. Some just refuse to accept it. Together such forms a balance, not only in the world but each other. There can not be darkness without light.” Jade started bit curiously leaned over to watch Elsa work on the price of paper. “I don’t want white.”

“Perhaps reds and blacks? The colours of fire, much like the fire that burns within you both. He was misguided, even as dark as he was he always had his moral code, he was a strange one to say the least,” Elsa replied “He has always been good to me, it is now my turn to be good to him and make his bride the most incredible vision in the Everlands on your wedding day,”

“Yes, fire…reds and blacks would be perfect.” She looked to Elsa then down to the artwork, pointing out a few things that needed to be adjusted then nodded slowly. “I bet you say that to all the brides-to-be.”

Elsa chuckled as Jade pointed the adjustments the design shifted and changed on the page before her. “Just the ones I like,” she smiled softly “But since Aishani and Kane, there have been far too few causes to celebrate in this realm, and this is just such an occasion, the whole realm will want to turn out to,”

“The…whole realm?” She seemed surprised, possibly frightened in her voice. “I have no one to walk me down the isle. I assume Kane will be busy as best groomsman…”

“The whole realm,” Elsa repeated with a smile “Elcarus weddings are rare because they are so cautious, and so careful,” Elsa handed her the drawing to check over one last time “You only need to ask and anyone in the realm will be at your side, a sister perhaps? Even perhaps Aishani or Virra or Aerian, though they seem less the dresses and pony tail kind don’t they but certainly Aishani will be happy to?”

“No, that is not what I meant…I meant to walk me down the isle. By tradition it should be my father, though, he was killed in the raid at my old home. He can not be there, so, I meant to find another to walk me down the isle. I would not dream of forcing those two to dress up. I haven’t yet, asked, Aishani. Though, I agree, she would be at my side. I wonder, what she would look like in a kimono…can you make the colours and style in a strict kimono for the bridesmaids? I think that would accent that side.” She said, appearing less and less nervous when it came to details.

“If you can dream it, I can make it that my dear is the beauty  of my job,” Elsa replied with a wicked grin that reflected the passion for her work “And all at a moderate price, unlike some of the other hacks in this realm,” there was an oddness to her words in that statement and just as quickly as it was there it was gone “Not that you need worry on price, the Elcarus family have used me for all manor of occasions we have an agreement that works and their credit is always good, perhaps the new blood who seems to have wound himself in with the girls? If they trust him perhaps this will bring him into your family a little more?”

She considered Elsa a moment in silence then spoke. “You mean, ask Domi to walk me down the isle?”

Elsa smiled “We are limited with men we can ask, but the girls seem to enjoy having him around, and he fought at their side without question.” She paused for a moment “He is quite the tasty morsel of a man, still it would not hurt to ask? Aerian and Virra along with Aishani are to be your bridesmaids?”

She thought for a moment, while slowly nodding. “Yes. If like Virra and Aerian, even if they don’t get dressed up much…Aerian did for Aishani. Well, I better get to asking those three before they leave.” Jade said rising. “But definitely count on Aishani. I want her to be my maid of honour.” She placed a hand on Elsa’s shoulder before leaving to head to the cottage of Aerian and Virra, now including Domi.

She lifted her hand to knock on the door, it took a few moments before it was answered and Jade almost lost her nerve. But Domi answered the door, his hair ruffled up and without a shirt in just his trousers. Initially he looked stunned as Jade stood alone, then glanced over his shoulder. “Angels! Jade is here. Put your pants back on!”

Virra laughed now. “We have them on, pervert. Let her in.”

Domi winked to Jade and stepped aside for her to enter. Upon waking through the door, Jade found Aerian sitting on Virra’s lap at the kitchen table. Before the fireplace was a messy blanket laid out and some pillows.

Aerian glanced up her hair was wild, or wilder than was normal for her, having slept on the floor with Virra and Domi “Hey Jade, is everything OK?” Aerian was admittedly curious as to why she was here without Hades, which raised the question of when the last time she had seen Jade without her Uncle, but she also like the confidence Jade was beginning to show, taking her place among the family.

Virra offered a wave to Jade, wrapping her arms around Aerian with a kiss to her neck. “Domi is making breakfast, you’re more then welcome to stay.”

“No, thank you.” Jade said but settled on one chair at the table. “I’ve come for two things, well to ask…Virra and Aerian, I know you don’t care to dress up…but I was wondering if you would be my bridesmaids?”

“He’s a great cook, you’re missing out,” Aerian replied before considering her answer a moment “You’re right we don’t like to dress up, but we will for family so of course we will be,” she paused before adding to her statement “Of course that means you’ll have to be a bridesmaid for our wedding?”

Virra nodded to Aerian’s words, confirming that it was in agreement, kissing her neck. “Of course we will, Jade. Wonder what Hades had up his sleeve…”

Jade beamed at Aerian and Virra’s response, though looked at Domi. “I don’t have a father, I was wondering…would you be willing to walk me down the isle?”

Domi was amidst drinking as she asked and was so surprised that he spit out the drink, this caused Virra to laugh.

Aerian couldn’t help but giggle at the surprise Domi clearly displayed to Jades words and yet she said nothing as she simply watched him, curling tighter against Virra, and her arms wrapped around her gently.

“Me? Seriously?” He lifted a hand to rub awkwardly at the back of his neck. Virra glanced to Aerian with a kiss on her neck.

“Seems your place in our family hasn’t gone unnoticed, Dad will be busy making sure Uncle Hades doesn’t run off, Aishani will be watching over Jade, we’ll be looking all pretty and cute so the honour is going to you, you’ve earned it Domi,” Aerian stated softly a purr to the kiss before she shifted awkwardly, as sudden as the feeling came it went and she returned her glance to Domi “It’ll be a grand occasion and you’ll be playing an important part, also was totally kidding about Uncle Hades he wouldn’t leave you Jade, pretty sure I’ve never seen him happier than when he is with you,” she smiled.

Domi looked to Aerian, then to Jade as a sadness crept upon her features at the mention of Hades running off. But then she chuckled, looking to Domi.

Out of the corner of her eye, Aerian caught the strange glance cast to her from Virra but it went unmentioned.

“I mean…uh…yeah, of course, Jade. I’d be honored, never done that before. I’ve had more firsts with this family. Always keeping me on my toes.” He chuckled, while Jade beamed to him and stood.

“Good that settles it. I’ll let Elsa know to begin the kimonos.” She said, moving to the door and leaving.

“What the hell is a kimono?” Virra asked with asked inclined brow.

Domi sat down now. “Damn, that is different. Why do I get the feeling that this is thing to be no normal wedding…?”

“Its an Elcarus wedding, they are always full of surprises” Aerian smiled softly in reply “Not sure I should have implied Uncle Hades would run away, I should learn to keep my mouth shut,” again she shifted awkwardly “And kimono? I’m as lost as you on that one, but I have a feeling we’ll find out soon enough, but I’m also sure you’ll look hot as hell in it,” she grinned now.

Virra pinched her bottom with a smirk, “So will you!” She then whispered in her ear. “Why do you keep shifting weird? It’s like I know something is awkward…”

Aerian leant back so her voice was low enough for Virra to hear but not at this point for Domi to hear “I feel really off, queasy almost, it’s … hard to say to the woman I love,” Aerian finished her voice held an odd slight of panic now.

Virra considered her silently, though, lifted a hand to caress her brow and felt her forehead to check for a temperature. Her words were soft, barely above a whisper. “Well, let’s get something to eat. Perhaps, you’re just hungry or hung over. But if you are still feeling like this after, we are going to see, Stacy.”

Two plates were set down before them, toast, eggs, bacon and some potato hash. “See Stacy about what?” Domi asked kissing each female before taking place across from them and begin eating. “Are my beautiful angels conspiring?”

At the smell of food Aerian felt her stomach growl as she felt the panic rise she rolled off Virras lap and bolted for the bathroom.

Ten minutes later and she returned wiping her face “I um … you guys eat then we should go see Stacy, call me cause until then I’m just gonna lay down”, she wiped her face and smiled before making her way to their bedroom crawling onto the bed now.

[Ending A War] Don’t Think Just…

Aerian laughed loudly before taking after them both, suddenly she had a thought and took off in the opposite direction before vaulting through an window and landing squarely between them, she spun on her back foot to look at Domi then to Virra before taking off toward the cottage “Come on Domi, it’s all part of our game, your our pet and now it’s time for your reward” Aerian squealed in delight before peeling her shirt off, she looked over her shoulder and tossed it Domi then resumed her race for the cottage.

The two were stunned at the appearance of Aerian, stopping them dead in their tracks, looking puzzled. Virra snickered first at giving chase after Aerian, though Domi began to race faster while pushing at Virra in a playful manner. Yet, as Aerian tossed her shirt behind her, Domi reached for it but it was Virra that caught it. Shoving it in his face, giving her more leverage and speed. “You have to catch us first.” Virra snickered, while catching up to Aerian and gathering her hand in hers, rushing to the cottage with Domi falling behind.

Aerian caught the door as the barrelled through into the living room of their cottage, Aerian purred softly with a smile, before she circled around behind Virra her arms wrapping around her waist the flesh of her breasts pressed into the fabric of her top she waited for Domi to finally join them.

Virra struggled in Aerian’s hold, arms pinned to her side, though, panting without attaining approval Virra violently shoved her hand down Aerian’s pants and instantly slithered a digit to begin to stimulate the pearl just beneath her slit. Just then Domi burst into the cottage with the closure of the door. It was dim within the room, he didn’t know his way around but once he entered, the shirt in his hand and stopped to stare at the sight of Aerian and Virra. His hazel eyes fixed, that is when Aerian witnessed a twitch in his pants, frozen at his next action.

Aerian whimpered at Virras intrusion, as Domi closed the door and stood staring she grinned dangerously, her grip of Virra released as she removed her hand from between her legs, leading her by that hand to Domi and tracing her juices over his lips.

“Now be a good boy and sit, and do as we want and I promise we will have a whole lot of fun, follow the rules and I’ll give you something for ALL your help” Aerians words were silken and dripping with intent as she let Virras hand slip from hers now moving around the cottage to close the curtains and light the candles within, the room still dim but the mood much more sensual now, finally she made her way back to Virra and back to the same deep passion filled kiss her lover had come to know, “I say we make tonight a night to remember” her tone swapped quickly as she finished with “At least before we all get brutally murdered tomorrow, or this war ends, either way I don’t want to think I want to fuck!”

Virra growled as Aerian jostled her hand free from with her pants, though, not before a digit dipped into her drooling gate, but stumbled a slight in the lead to Domi. He licked his lips after the flavor that remained and dropped the shirt, lowering a hand to adjust his package that clearly was tensing in his trousers but fell to his knees at Aerian’s words.

Initially Virra seemed hesitant, while it was then the depth and passion of the kiss that caused her to relax, turning to face Aerian and her hands lifting to knead into the swell of her bosom, pinching and tugging on the buds.

Aerian breathed deeply feeling the sharp twinge of pain mix with the flood of pleasure, suddenly she spun into Virra now stripping her, her motions rapid and hungry as she breathed in the scent of her lover Aerian smiled before sliding to her knees, her fingers working to free Virra of her pants before she let her lips kiss the flesh of her thighs her hands now resting on her hips.

Virra gasped to the sudden stripping of her clothing, as Domi remained seated, eyes intent on the two women with his chest rising and falling rather rapidly. Now, Aerian saw it when she knelt down Domi was pitching a tent in his pants and the strong scent of her lover, it was clear that Virra was enjoying being watched like this even if it was her childhood friend. She growled softly to the peppering of Aerian’s lips against her skin.

Aerian let her tongue flick out over Virras flesh as she now glanced back Domi, ensuring he knew he wasn’t forgotten. She could already feel herself wet now as she returned her attention to working her kisses toward her lovers sweet centre, as she neared Aerian changed direction working up her body to her stomach and then back down. A show as clear as it could be for Domi, before finally she slid back letting her tongue work along her out lips slowly savoring the touch.

Virra was quivering, clearly, she enjoyed putting herself on display for Domi as much as Aerian had. Fingers running through her hair, as her breathing increased into the delightful song of approval to everything that was occurring brought on by her fiancé. She lifted a leg to perch upon Aerian’s shoulder, opening herself up to the kneading at Aerian’s neck, but also delivered the view of her glistening petals to Domi. He was panting catching each glance that the fiery and dark vixen sent in his direction, clearly his pants were straining more beneath the pressure of his own arousal.

Aerian let her hands wander her lovers thighs slowly as she slowly let her tongue slide within her folds tasting the warm nectar of the only woman she loved unconditionally, Aerian slid back just a little now looking along Virras body “Last chance to pull out, but I want you to know I love you and only you, more with each day, and I’ve wait far too long to get my hands on you like this,” her words were breathless and hungry.

Virra curled her fingers within Aerian’s fiery threads looking down to her with such lust in her eyes that it was incredible. Growling softly as a glisten of her juices flowed to her shoulder, as the shape of the body Aerian knew by heart was displayed not just for her but Domi. It was an added slice to the situation in an erotic flare. A woman so strong that no man has ever seen or witnessed such from Virra with open invitation before.

Aerian knew instantly in that moment all she needed, as she turned her head toward Domi there was a fire that burnt somewhere between desire and lust and yet all in the same an absolute reminder she was Virras “You have to play by the rules, and you get both of us, all of us,” Aerian stood now as she kissed Virra then made her way to Domi, her eyes locked on his as her hips swayed ever so slightly she drew him to his feet and then aided him to undress. As she reached his pants she smiled wickedly and then eased them down as she saw his manhood she breathed hungrily wrapping her hand around just for a moment then led Virra to the bedroom, she turned and motioned to Domi to join them.

Virra lowered her leg to Aerian’s rise, growling softly within the kiss, while smacking her on the bottom while watching her move to Domi. The bulge appeared to twitch as Aerian’s sensual movements to stand before him, he simply nodded while his hands caressed over her back and hips, though, it was appreciative. Aerian could read that he was restraining himself heavily, but, the removal of his clothing exposed a very lean and muscular frame with the copper skin. He lowered his hand to caress her cheek and offered her a smirk to match her wicked expression. The endowment that sprung to life, excited to be liberated was very robust, thick and endowed. He inhaled deeply to the wrap of her hand around his girth, tilting his head back and flicking his tongue across his lips. Those hazel eyes shifting to Virra then to Aerian as the fiery female stood to gather Virra and lead to the bedroom. The invitation was accepted as Domi stepped forward with his proud pillar at attention.

Aerian smiled now as she placed herself in front of Virra slowly backing her onto the bed, as Virra met the bed Aerian pushed her upon it, waiting until Virra made herself comfortable Aerian slid onto the bed straddling her waist her hands placed flat to the flesh of her breasts.

“You are the most incredible woman I have ever met, and I want you, in every way” She leant to kiss the flesh of her neck and shoulders, before she returned to her seated straddled position ensuring Virra watching as she reached for Domi to join them.

Virra looked up to Aerian with those dark eyes, holding a fire of passion within the depths, turning her head to the side in an exposure of her neck to her lover, soft moans leaving her lips to the pepper of her lips against her flesh. Never had Virra been dominated in such a way by Aerian, usually it was the opposite and now it was clear why, since Domi was present.

To Aerian’s gesture Domi neared the bed, looking over the two beauties slowly with a gleeful twitch from his fleshy pillar, even in the lighting cast by the candles, a drop of dew appeared gracing the slit atop the crown like a jewel. His hand curled with Aerian’s as it was accepted and he lay to settle beside them, by the pattern of his breathing and the way his eyes were devouring the two vixens it was clear he was restraining himself.

Aerian admired his restraint, but was more than happy to keep him that way for now. She took his hand and led it to Virras breast keeping hers over his as she urged him to knead the flesh of her lover, Aerian had no doubt Virra could feel the heat of her own molten core as she ground down against Virra. She wanted or rather needed to stay in control of this, to see it play out her way.

Aerian had willing given herself to Virra at all times, now she craved to control this game she had started. She drew Domis hand to her own breast for a moment before returning it to Virras, her eyes now strayed to his erection with a grin. She wondered for a moment what he would do if allowed off her leash, her body shuddered at the thought as she dove down to kiss Virra again, before she reared up now rolling her hips against her lover watching as Domi plucked and teased her breasts.

Domi looked to Aerian then followed the path that she guided his strong hand to Virra’s bosom, the beauty of her lovers breast spilling between his fingers as Aerian guided his hand until the fingers began to grip and this cause Virra to tilt her head back in a sound of pleasure. Virra was rolling up against Aerian, it was plainly clear that she enjoyed this with the sounds and feel of Aerian’s molten petals against her abdomen, Domi had his eyes focused on her until Aerian reigned his hand to her own bosom in which she felt the strength behind his hand with a pinch of a bud. A twitch happened now, though, but the focus was returned to Virra, he moved closer to them upon the bed. His application to her bud was sheer torture while he pinch, plucked and rolled the bud between fingers and kneaded with his hand, causing Virra’s magnificent bosom to jiggle from time to time. Just as her mouth opened in a delicious moan it was silenced by the kiss. Domi appeared to know exactly that which made a female squirm, Virra then lifted her hands to knead into Aerian’s bosom, a hand slithering to tangle within her hair and force her down, enough to claim a breast within her lips, the flick of tongue and brief nibble upon the bud was intoxicating now with the vibration of her sounds against the flesh and rush of breath to each pinch and tug of her bud.

Aerian moaned softly as Virra took her breast, her hand ran through her hair slowly just for a moment, before she slid away placing herself between the thighs of Virra, her hands now ran along the tender flesh of her thighs, curving her fingers to drag her nails back along the flesh.

As she leant forward she kissed along Virras thighs and over her pubic bone, repeating her patterns from earlier of getting so close to warmth of her wetness before moving away to focus kisses on her thighs, her stomach, her hands roaming the flesh of her sides and thighs slowly raking her nails along Virras ribs before finally allowing her tongue to taste Virra a soft moan escaping her.

The heat was incredible between Virra’s thighs, radiating to cover Aerian in the essence of her lover. Virra reacted now as the conflict of nails and fingers stimulated her flesh sensually, a shift was felt on the bed as it appeared that Domi had adjusted to place his lips upon Virra’s bosom suckling and feasting upon her succulent flesh with the other hand never relenting on attention to the right breast. In the dip, lower, in Aerian’s taste, never had she felt her as saturated as she was, clearly this was exciting her thoroughly. But, near to Aerian’s view was the bobbing and twitching pillar of meat, a glisten of seed seen spilling down the shaft.

Aerians eyes were now fixed on Domis erection, she could smell the scent of Domi as it had begun to mix with that of Virras intoxicating Aerian. She drew her hands to her before moved them to part the tender lips exposing the tender nub, her tongue flicked out and against before she nipped against it, Aerian whimpered softly before diverting her attention back to treatment of Virras clit, slow sensual traces of her tongue before she would drag, her tongue back and suckle firmly, before letting a moan lip free vibrating along her tongue.

The feasting that Domi held upon Virra’s bosom was growing more hungry, ravaging, this caused her porcelain flesh to grow red with the whispers of bruising while it was clear this excited her even more. The sounds from Virra were incredible and fueled Aerian on with the cries of pain and pleasure. The conflict of the tenderness from Aerian’s fix to her pearl was greeted with the throbbing of her flower, in the nip a cry parted her lover’s lips but it also pushed her honey to flood against Aerian’s pallet. That is when abruptly, Aerian felt her hand taken and guided to Domi’s pillar by Virra, twitching in the hold and throbbing beneath her hand.

She slowly wrapped her hand around, feeling the throbbing of him, she let her hand slowly work the length, just for a moment. Before she shifted her position now draped against Virra as she began to work the length of Domi, the sight of him against her lover only served to make Aerian want more.

She leant forward over Virras legs enough to place a kiss against the tip before extending her tongue against the underside. Flicking it back to collect the single drop of him, feeling the warm salty taste spread out over her tongue, a soft sound almost a purr emanating from her throat.

Virra removed her hand from atop Aerian’s, while fingertips ran through her hair and tangled to loosen and return, again and again. Eventually the focus shifted upon Domi, as the girth was more then to not touch her fingers together without squeezing. Virra’s breathing was ragged, as Aerian felt her body react to the presentation to Domi’s flesh stick. To the initial first lick against the salty sweet flesh, rippling beneath her tongue. A groan parted Domi’s lips when the tip was attended to by Aerian, twitching and throbbing more persistently to the attention, his lapping and suckling increasing causing Virra to cry out in ecstasy and pressed Aerian’s head more to his member.

Aerian reached for Domis hand now guiding it to the tender core of Virra, as she watched his hand just for a moment she watched him, another tentative lick of him before she released her grip raking her nails down the underside.

Finally taking him in her mouth, just the tip as she let her tongue circle, her hand now working down followed by her mouth, as she eased him down her throat, pausing for a moment to allow herself to adjust, and then continue before easing back all the way from him, leaving him once again her hand.

Domi’s hand was rough, weathered from a life in the line of his work, warm and strong in the guide down to Virra’s flower. He parted the petals with two fingers and then began to massage against the pearl that was glistening from the pearl essence dripping from the core of Virra’s hive. His lips left her bosom with an articulate plop, now, Aerian could see the peppering of bite marks and raging flesh, angry, red. His other continued to torture her opposite breast, as a groaning to the lick that flicked upon the spongey tip, causing the flesh stick to twitch, but a grunt slipped through as her nails tormented his tender length. He glared down on her, but it was swept away with the expertise of her apologetic movements and the salve of her hot mouth purging him, appearing to move his finger more firmly against the writhing Virra but it was then that Aerian heard the subtle sound of a fingertip entering her lover the further she traveled down. His taste was strong, masculine, though also wild. He began to buck against her hand, watching her with hungry eyes.

The sound of Virra being so wet spun Aerian. She now returned her attention to Domi and his length. Again she returned him to her throat, now as she eased back she would sink back down upon him.

As she worked Domi Aerian would lightly rake her nails against Virras flesh, she moaned now around Domi. Her mouth remained locked around him but she had now positioned them so she could watch Virras every reaction.

Domi maintained his position, the sound of his digits digging into Virra’s grounds growing more intense, this caused her to cry out and the sound was not only erotic but offered a view that he did know exactly how to please a woman without his shaft. The further Aerian attended to him, the more groans increased, until she felt a hand at the back of her head to keep her in place while thrusting his hips more forcefully.

To the new view, Aerian saw Virra was in sheer ecstasy with her body glistening in the light, cheeks flush with color and eyes glazed over. Her beautiful bosom was speckled with the intensity that Domi continued to suckle on her bosom, finally he rolled her over to her hip and began to tend viciously to neglected bosom. He was like a hungry ravaging beast, her breasts jiggled to the might of each powerful pump of his hand into her that only now Aerian could hear the squirting projected by Virra’s multiple climaxes. Portions of her dark threads clung to her neck and face, while she was loosing herself and Aerian knew it.

That was when Virra watched Aerian through hooded lids, biting her lip, while her body was trembling from the sheer exhaust of the physical pleasure, licking her lips, then it happened. Aerian felt the twitch within her mouth, the fleshy tube expanding to then rage with the release of his milk into Aerian’s mouth, gathering her hair in order to force her to remain there, it was soft but firm.

Aerian halted her motion pulling back enough to prevent her choking on the warm liquid as it flooded down her throat, she tried to swallow it down, but it was more than she could as some was able to escape her mouth flooding down her chin and onto her breasts. As the flood subsided she slipped back letting him slip free of her mouth, licking her lips watching him.

She smiled darkly then turned to slither along Virras body with the same dark grin now, as she reached her eye level she kissed Virra, her hands returning to heated still soaked core of the young woman, before bring them to her lips and licking them gently. She wanted them both to continue playing as she watched first Virra then Domi, pleased in that moment, it was clear Aerian was enjoying every moment, but she was far from done just yet.

Domi allowed Aerian to lean back, grunting as each spurt filled her mouth beyond capacity, as his eyes met hers, it was clear by the still throbbing length that he was far from finished and the stamina kept the trophy stiff and glistening from her polish. It seemed that his feasting only continued upon Virra’s bosom, the unattended one now beginning to mirror that of the previous, watching as his teeth gently gripped and tugged on Virra’s bud, such caused her to yelp out in pain, while his fingers never relented while Virra was attempting to escape by writhing her hips away.

When Aerian moved upon Virra’s body, she met the glazed eyes of her lover, riddled with such passion that it was causing a swell in her heart. As her hand lowered to the core the kiss settling Virra and giving her an outlet, it was that Domi offered Aerian a space to join his fingers knuckle deep within Virra. Amazingly she was still drenched, Domi’s free hand caressed up and down Aerian’s back brought by a sudden spank to her bottom.

Virra turned her head to watch Domi for a moment, lifting her hands to guide him in a kneeling position with his erection close to her mouth, tongue parting to lick against the length and suckle, until Virra’s hand angled a slight to give Domi more of a position to plunge within Virra’s mouth. The sight was incredible, as his girth was taken in full without issue, stretching those plush lips and plumping her cheeks, the hand on his back began to urge him to roll his hips. He graciously accepted the urge, her eyes rolled into the back of her skull then and the sounds of his flesh against her lips and pleasure were intoxicating.

Aerian then felt the hand of Virra curl within hers.

Aerian watched with intent as she watched her lover devour Domi with ease, she felt her own core heat as she shifted her leg over Virras allowing her to grind herself down into Virra, a whimper as she hit the point she had intended. Again she ground down against her eyes still locked on the scene of Domi plunging himself into her lovers mouth.

Aerian couldn’t contain herself as she pushed Domi away and the turned herself before positioning Virra over her, as she did she reached her hands to grip Virras hip now plunging her tongue into her and tasting the overflow of warm juices, hungrily drinking her down much as she had Domi moments ago. Her hand waved Domi to her as she groped at Virras buttocks, it was clear enough what Aerian had in mind next, she looked back to Domi and smiled before returning to her groping and exposing her to the waiting Domi.

She was also incredibly wet and well aware that Virra would now be able to see just how wet their current escapades were making her.

Domi stumbled a slight at the push, clearly not expecting this but stroked his own manhood, proudly standing at attention of the two female vixens. Virra cried out suddenly to the shift in positions with Aerian on the bottom and Virra upon her hands and knees, the faster that Aerian drank the more that Virra moaned, to the change. Virra began to lap at Aerian’s sudden exposure of her drenched flower, while pulling her down to plunge her tongue deep within the love passage. A finger raced to slicken then plunged into her starlet abruptly and cruelly. The invitation by Aerian to Domi was accepted as he crawled on the bed to run his hands over Virra’s thighs and then extended a hand to pat sharply upon her flower causing her to yelp amidst the feast upon Aerian. Now, was the moment that Aerian had been waiting for, the perfect view between her legs and Domi massaged her cheeks, pushing and pulling them before that rigid pillar plunged suddenly and deeply within her passage causing the juices to trickle down nearly immediately. One hand went to her hip, as the other began a succession of abuse to the half-moons, caressing then returning. Now, Aerian saw the delicate petals forced to take the length, pink against the robust copper rod. His sounds began to increase, the more violent he had went.

The sight of Domis hard pole plunging into Virra was far better than Aerian could ever have wanted, though the sight of her lover claimed by another, caused a twinge of anger just for a moment, quickly buried in the view of Virra being violated by Domi. Aerian squirmed down against Virras invading hand a soft whimper before she let her tongue stray against the length of Domi, the taste of him mixed with Virra quickly filled her senses.

As she let her tongue wander over Domi she raised a hand to cup his balls for a moment before reaching back further her hands running over the muscular thighs, she whimpered again the sight above her as well as Virras actions were now pushing her completely into desperate need.

Virra pressed her hands against Aerian’s hips while driving down to plunge her slick muscle into her heated core. The vibration of her sounds felt against the tender petals. The more the clapping of Virra and Domi’s body growing louder and louder, while more of Virra’s honey spilt and added more ear into the penetration.

A cry parted Virra’s lips, as a smack caused her body to juggle against Aerian, though abruptly she parted from the deep kiss of her flower to pull her out and flip Aerian upon her back. As Domi continued to pound into Virra but now in this position it allowed him to shift from Virra to violently into Aerian, just as Virra’s mouth clapped upon her bud.

Aerian felt herself filled deep by Domi her body tensed as her heated core accepted him with ease at this point, she squealed in hunger as he did, Virras actions only pushing her rapidly toward release.

Just as she was pushed near to her release, Domi withdrew by the bite upon her bud it was clear where he traveled to. He rotated between both women plunging his manhood deep and cruelly within each. Just as Virra cried out and crushed her lips against Aerian’s to ensure a deep passionate kiss it was then that Aerian felt that massive monster stretch her passage with an explosive heat. Then as it happened he withdrew to only by the reaction of Virra amidst the kiss knew his destination. This continued for what seemed as forever, rotating between the two and filled them endlessly with his seed. By the end he pulled the two women apart and lay between them am arm around each as Virra laced a hand with Aerian over his chest. His strong hands caressing over their arms and bodies, his eyes seemed dazed in disbelief. As Virra smirked across to Aerian while kissing his neck.

“I have the most beautiful women in Everlands on my arms….” Domi commented gently, though genuinely. “Please don’t kick me to the curb.”

Aerian actually growled as he withdrew from her that first time, before groaned as he refilled her, her body shuddered with her own release her cries lost within the kiss as she found her own release. As he lay between them she looked to Virra with her own glazed look.

“I think we should keep him,” she breathed softly as her free hand reached between her own thighs collecting some of the juice and then suckling it from her fingers, she kissed his chest softly before she let her gaze fall back on Virra, now softened and tender and yet still burning with the same desire she had always had for her “And I love you, forever”

Virra grinned, while looking up to Domi. “Maybe. Play your cards right. Understand, you are not allowed to fuck either of us separate from each other. Only when we are together.” Her words carried a slight growl, she was lightly bruised on her bosom but it seemed to not bother her. But let her gaze return to Aerian, caressing her cheek. “Now and forever…”

“I can deal with that.” Domi said calmly.

“Such a good boy, play nice and we will too,” Aerian licked his chest slowly before she looked to Virra, “Let’s hope we survive tomorrow, be a shame to spoil things so quickly”

The trio fell to sleep rather quickly, though, sometime during the late hours, Domi slipped from between each female cautious to not wake them. Hesitated near the door returning to kiss each gently on the forehead. “My sleeping angels…” He whispered in admiration, stopping to watch them for a moment before gathering his strewn clothing, stirring the fire and blowing out the candles to not start a fire. Fixing his quiver with arrows and now, he slipped unknown to the two sleeping lovers out the door.

[Ending A War] A Boy, Two Thieves and the Illusionist

Aerian slid through another crack in another wall as they had tracked Xulljra one of the abandoned cities, she just wasn’t sure how close they were at this point.

“How the fuck does this happen” She muttered angrily, she had been griping the whole time angry someone had walked right into their home and taken her step sister. “How do you walk into the Mansion with a hundred fucking guards and walk out with a baby? My father’s child!”

She ran her hand along her blade for a moment before she crouched to look at tracks in the dirt, “She knows she’s being followed, or is at least assuming so, trying to lead us in circles,”

Virra was silent while Aerian griped, watching as she squatted down to inspect the ground. Finally she spoke, her voice clear and icy. “Hm. Perhaps, Xulljra, doesn’t even have the child. If she has time to draw us in circles the fact of lending the time to spare on such then she wouldn’t have your step-brother.”

The tracks indeed seemed to lead them in a wide circle, between trees and then disappearing with only a trace again, then heavier footprints. “She is utilizing the trees. Difficult with a child so young.”

“I remember Aishani saying she has two sisters? If they are both in on this, having said that the advantage is still ours, if I were her I would be assuming Dad would come after me, maybe Aishani and Hades as well, she isn’t going to be expecting a retired bounty hunter and her fiancée,” Aerian smiled softly “So for now we have that, There’s nothing to west but the mountains and well Arak’neth has those mountains protected in her absence, South leads back to Dentarius and every guard between us and there are looking for her, so north into abandoned part of he realm, destroyed by the dragons or east toward Elvera,”

“It is possible, though, we don’t have any tracks that are different to back that up. So, for now, all we have is assumptions and that is not what we need.” Virra looked around her, while walking slowly. The new moon offering no light in the forest that was by nature just as dark this time of night. Though, all the wildlife was still and silent, even the nocturnal beasts, it was account of the war or perhaps disturbed recently. Such was difficult to tell.

“Well, we can clearly exclude two of the four options. Now, if I was to meet up with someone, I would definitely not return to Dentarius…so that leaves by gut one option remaining. What was it that your Pops said…she was a master illusionist or something? That could explain the way she was able to enter the mansion undetected and since she technically didn’t kill Stacy that didn’t affect the wards.”

“Didn’t free mom, or try to kill her either, which makes me think my sister was always the intended target, maybe Z’ress plans to replace Aishani or some other whacked out plan, I swear to the gods if they harm her,” Aerian snapped back her hand blocking Virras path as an arrow hit the tree to the side of them “Bitch has help, well that answers that question I suppose”

“I wonder exactly how long, Xulljra has been in the castle…” Virra commented idly, while it appeared the arrow that quivered in the tree didn’t cause hesitation in her thought process. Though, she looked to the arrow now, running a finger over the feathers, then looked into the darkness. She grabbed Aerian by the arm and flung her to the ground, as another slew of arrows screamed over head, the hesitation and pause gave way that it was one archer. “Shit. We are walking into an ambush.” Virra then lowered her hands down to the knives strapped on her legs extending them into a fan on her palms. “They want to play hard…then so be it. I can’t play just as dirty. I know those feathers and that SHITTY AIM! You are trying to draw us into another area, like cattle. We are some fat SOWS!” She hollered.

“You know this asshole shooting at us?” Aerian chuckled, “Knew I should have brought my bow, but didn’t want to get cluttered down, how about I give him something to aim and you go take him down? Try not to kill him, he may be the only way we get answers, if not well then you can kill him or her either way”

“Unfortunately, I do.” Virra nodded briefly, as it appeared she was tense, more so then usual. But, then she dodged out of sight, leaving Aerian to be the bait.

It wasn’t long before a figure appeared, wearing a black hoodie that was not zipped but straps across his chest. Aerian saw black dreads flowing down from beneath the hood, which was shaded enough to not reveal the face of the individual. But, his form was conditioned and muscular, not unattractively so. His hands were gloved, while as on a shoulder rested a bow, with a quiver bound to his back. “She left you? A lamb to the slaughter. I will enjoy this.” His voice was deep, baritone in a rather strong and masculine.

Aerian remained crouched her hand resting on the blade at her back as she watched the figure emerge “She is not bound to me, she cums and she goes, works for us”

Aerian was flippant in her words with a smirk, as she watched him “I suppose you already know that though, and by my guess wondering why they sent me and not my father? Assuming of course your working for the psycho bitch that took my sister,”

“I work for the side that holds the most benefit. Right now, that is the bitch that is even crazier then Z’ress. I won’t lie, she can work wonders with that tight mouth on my cock. But, that is no matter. I have you now, you will be my key to raising in Ceremon’s ranks. You see, after Virra’s father never returned, I took it upon myself to take his place. Only now, there is nothing but ruins remaining. Z’ress and Ceremon can burn in an eternal fire together. I don’t give a shit.” He removed his hood, to expose his features. His skin was copper in hue, as he held high strong cheekbones and hazel eyes, proud lips that would possibly make women quiver. Aerian swore that she had seen individuals like him when she was but a child, yet, could not be sure. It was of the Earthly realm. A Native.

“Oh, shut the fuck up, Domi.” Virra suddenly said, dropping down behind him and drawing a blade over his neck.

He didn’t flinch, nor react other than a smirk forming on his lips. “Ah, Virra… The one girl that refused to give me anything other then a fight…”

Aerian actually looked amused by his words “Your just not,” she rolled her shoulders “Well let’s just say you’re not equipped to handle my girl,” she couldn’t help the chuckle, “So you worked for her dad, tried to get in her pants and got shot down, got hired my head case grandfather, your boss pissed off my step mom and she kinda spilled his blood all over our jail cell floors, quite a bitch to clean up. And then you fall into the employ of Xulljra, who blows you and you aid her in kidnapping my sister, and in the process REALLY pissing off my step mom, and my dad and both are out to kill one or all people involved, your odds my friend do not look good here”

She stopped in though “Did I miss anything baby?”

“Nope. I think you got it all. But, one more thing. You though you used them…but, you are a tool and right now, you are a distraction from Xulljra escaping. You have fulfilled your purpose and now are of no use to them. They could not care less from this point forward, that which happens to you.” Virra pressed the dagger more tightly against his throat, as a sudden realization formed on his face in defeat. “So in all this, you are a loose pawn now. Which side will you choose, Domi?” She parted her lips to drag the slick tongue sluggishly over his cheek, watching Aerian. “What should we do with him, Firefly?”

Aerian drew her own blade as she closed in on him now “I would like to cut his throat and walk away, he did try to put an arrow in our heads,” she spun the blade in the palm of her hand with a smirk “But that makes me no better than him, and my dad is always telling me not to kill unless we have to, so” She placed the blade against his groin and drew it up along his body slowly “If he tells us where she’s going, maybe we can work something out?”

Domi was now between to females, with weapons drawn. One against his neck preventing him from moving while the other was running hers against his frame. He only had one choice and he knew it by the look in his eyes. “She is going back to Ceremon and Z’ress but had to make a detour north to avoid getting caught. I…I can help you.”

“Well that was easy,” Aerian smiled as removed her blade from his body and tucked it away “But just so we’re clear, I have no reason to trust you and Virra apparently really doesn’t like you,” She stopped looking to Virra “He really that bad? I mean he doesn’t look the gentlemanly type, and he did try and put an arrow in you, and not in the good way either”

Aerian squared her shoulders “But either way help us and we will consider letting you go, you never know might even get to see something fun, but try and get us killed, or try to kill us and well I’m sure you can put it better baby,”

Domi appeared relieved at Aerian’s words, even more so after the blade from Virra was removed, his shoulders lessening in tension. Virra spun the dagger in her hand to sheath at her hip, moving to stand beside Aerian. “He wasn’t so bad, we are the same age and he was going through a hormonal stage. Though, he did respect when I told him no, I’ll give him that much. But, right now, he holds information that could be beneficial in getting your step-sister back. You forget, I did attack Ascondia, your father and Aishani before I was drawn in by them. I haven’t looked back, though, it is amusing that Domi is in the same position.”

“We more or less grew up together.” Domi stated, while a smirk formed on his lips. “Oh, I do enjoy fun. But, you want your step-sister. I will help you to get her back, I never cared for their plan in the first place.”

“Yea, does seem a little strange he’s where you were a year ago, but we freely give chances, as long as you prove useful, you can stay with us, once we find Xulljra and my sister you can go where you wish and we wont stop you” Aerian stopped to look at him “Sound fair?”

Domi looked between the two, resolutely sighing. “Doesn’t seem I have much of a choice in it.”

Virra smirked and patted him rather hard in the back, causing him to stumble forward. “Well get to it then.”

Domi cast her a glare then chuckled. “Very well. Follow me. That is if being with an Elcarus hadn’t softened you.” He took off and vaulted into a tree. Waiting for them before continuing north, leading from one tree limb to another. Virra easily kept up with him as our appeared it was a challenge between old comrades.

Aerian didn’t miss a step as well placed foot and grabbing of a branch vaulted her up behind them, staying behind Virra and Domi. There was a grace to each move she made, landing on a branch before leaping to the next, a throw back to hers days a bounty hunter, which for Aerian just made it fun.
Suddenly she extended her stride enough to land within ear shot of Domi “Maybe if you’re a good boy I’ll consider paying you for your help, maybe that will help you feel a little better, not quite a slavers traders wage, but enough to make sure your comfortable, and taken care of in any way you need, I’m not unreasonable I just don’t like people coming into my home and taking what isn’t theirs, makes me very cranky,”

“I didn’t take a damn thing.” Domi muttered while glancing to Virra then spoke clear to Aerian. “We have to be careful. We are nearing their camp and rendezvous point.”

Virra nodded to him, it seemed that she too was enjoying this jaunt through the trees as much as Aerian.

Domi took off again only this time he was more cautious in his sounds and movement through the trees. Until he stopped and lowered himself down to the ground, Virra followed and he pointed to something ahead.

What they saw was a carriage and five soldiers outside. Next was a sight, Ascondia was present with a bundle in her arms and climbing within.

As the sight below unfold Aerian froze, something she hadn’t considered since learning of Xulljra capabilities was that her vision was in fact not implicating her mother at all, she leant back to regain her composure “Jeez you think being able to see the future I would have seen that coming, you know I can’t go down there,”

Her heart hammered in her head as she felt panic rise through her, another thing Aerian was far from accustomed to, but this wasn’t just about her anymore. “But we can’t let them get to Elvera either,”

Virra seemed to register Aerian’s words now, glancing to her then to Domi. “Looks like it is you and me.”

“Like old times. We made a killer pair.” Domi nodded taking position with his bow. The form was expert in the square shoulders and posture and now Aerian saw the gloves specially made for archery.

Virra nodded and began to run at the men around the coach with knives flying, daggers then drawn. Just at that same time an arrow screamed plunging into the drivers neck. Watching it was like an intimate dance, Virra moved with dealt precision and Domi covered her sending arrows after those behind her.

The fight was over just as quickly as it began but no one left the carriage.

Aerian crept closer as she watched the scene below, she knew better than to get close to things down there, at least until Xulljra was in their custody.
Once the fight had ended, Virra went to the carriage to open the door but stopped and stared. Leaning in and what she withdrew was a note and swaddled rock, looking at it confused. Domi tucked his bow into the quiver and joined her with confusion on his face as well. They both left the carriage to hand Aerian the note.

–So close. But not quite.–

Aerian raised a brow in confusion looking to Domi, and then to Virra “How the hell did she slip past three of us?”

Virra inhaled deeply, though, Domi looked to Aerian with his hazel eyes. “Perhaps she was never here to begin with…”

“I saw mum, I saw her, we all did?” Aerian snapped back, her emerald eyes blazed with frustration as she kicked at one of dead soldiers.

Virra went to place a hand on Aerian’s shoulder, in order to seek calming her. Domi moved into the carriage the wood and wheels creaking a slight but then he emerged. “Runes are all over within the carriage…” Just as he spoke, they saw Ascondia go to the open door but she was transparent, appearing to go through a series of repetitive movements. Once within it took a time for the scene to play out once again, that is when Domi closed the door and it stopped. “She is a master of illusion… That bitch tricked me.”

“I’m going to fucking kill her” Aerian snarled angrily as she drew a dagger and launched it into the carriage door, her emerald eyes appeared to be now blazing as she snarled in frustration.

“Calm down Aerian” The figure shimmered in, tall dark haired and a presence about him that drew your attention “She’s not that far ahead, she needed time to set up the illusion and buy of guards to sell out their lives, losing your head is not going to help”

“Haunted? Your supposed to fucking watching over my sister not wasting time!” Aerian barked darkly

“I have my eyes on her, advantages of being dead, now get your ass in gear and get after this bitch before she gets back to Elvera and vanishes behind walls you can’t penetrate, you have a day at best to catch her before you hit an army of dead a hundred and fifty thousand strong that surround the castle on all sides,” Haunted replied firmly. His tone remained level even if the look on his face said he was not used to his neice speaking to him in such a way.

Aerian walked to the carriage as she eyed Domi carefully, before snatching her dagger from the door and placing it back at her hip, “We need a better plan than playing catch up”

Virra looked to Aerian as her act of comfort wasn’t accepted or acknowledged. Though as Haunted came to present, a small smirk appeared on her lips. But by that time Domi was walking away after checking the ground, heading in the direction of Elvera.

Virra then looked to Aerian and took her hand to drag her after her. “We could use the help of unicorns or dire wolves right about now.”

“She’s on foot. Difficult to carry a new born on a horse.” Domi said from ahead, while his backside was rather enticing.

“He’s got a cute butt…” Virra snickered, while trying to lighten Aerian’s mood.

“Who Domi or Uncle Haunted?” Aerian teased in reply, as she watched Domi she felt a sudden urge creep through her, “I think Deshan hunts around here somewhere, she may be able to help, Uncle Haunted mind going and looking for her for us?”

Haunted nodded and vanished into the aether of the realm almost as quickly as he’d appeared, meanwhile Aerian watched Domi once more”Hey Domi, take a look at this,” She called and almost immediately turned into a deep kiss with Virra.

Virra snickered while lowering her hand to curl into Aerian’s, as they walked behind Domi enjoying the view. But as Aerian called to him, he turned to look in their direction expecting clearly that they found something. Instead his eyes grew large in surprise, as a smirk formed on his lips.

Virra fell into the kiss with fervor, in the departure gently she drug her teeth lightly against Aerian’s plump lower lip. Then laughed in the departure, pulling Aerian closer.

The shock melted away to irritation as he flipped them off and began to walk more briskly ahead.

Virra lightly spanked Aerian. “You’re bad…”

“I can be” Aerian replied dangerously, a tease in her voice now as she moved to catch upto Domi “Don’t sulk, I’m just trying to lighten the mood, or hmm maybe I’m just a big tease with bad intentions,”

She stopped as she looked at the sky overhead, one of the rare breaks in the canopy of the forest overhead, “Damn it’s going to be dark soon,”

“What, do you turn into a pumpkin at dark?” Domi chuckled while glancing to her. “I couldn’t give a shits less, what mood you are in. That was just cruel, two beautiful and strong women, making out before me? I can’t lie that made my dick twitch.”

“That’s all it will do. Keep that snake locked away. ” Virra moved to Aerian’s side now, following her gaze upwards, then looked to the red-head, shaking her head with a smirk. “You know, we should really continue to move. We need the upper hand in this, Xulljra doesn’t know the area and will have to camp. Any advantage we can take will have to be exploited the best we can.”

“Was hoping for more than a twitch” Aerian smiled darkly “But anyway we need to slow this bitch down, the best places to put down for the night aren’t so far ahead, Aerian froze now as a pair of eyes appeared in the tree line, a dark amber as they looked at the three.

Finally the pale grey wolf slinked from the forest and made its way to Domi, circling him slowly before moving to Virra, finally closing on Aerian and stopping before sitting infront of her, “Deshan, such drama”

Aerian shook her head with a smile “You find her” the wolf simply ignored her licking its paw for a moment before looking back to Aerian.

“She has a small camp not too far ahead, her and two heavily armed guards, and a baby, which is who you are looking for right?” The wolfs voice was soft and female as she spoke she kept her eye on Aerian.

“My step sister, born to my father and his wife, taken without our consent” Aerian replied softly

“Or knowledge, else why else would you be out here? They know you can track, but even you need help? One smells like you and the other is just lucky to be here?” There was an amusement to her tone now as she spoke.

“He is helping us, me and my fiancée, retrieve my sister, then we plan to end this war,” Aerian replied

“With wolves and dragons and Unicorns the full force of The Everlands thrown against a single city, still that is for another day, we can come through the forest through the dire lair,” Deshan stated softly “She wont see or even smell you coming, you’ll have the advantage and trust me when I say you’re going to need it,”

Virra glanced to Aerian surprise, written on her normally composed features to the mention of more then a twitch. She then chuckled with an amused shake of her head, though, stopped mid-step as the amber eyes appeared from the tree line. A hand on her dagger’s hilts, though, hesitated as the wolf that slunk out appeared to circle Domi, whom actually surpassed Virra and had his hunter’s knife withdrawn. When the wolf plopped down and Aerian spoke, Virra relaxed with a chuckle and Domi returned his knife to it’s sheath.

“Then we don’t have a moment to loose.” Virra commented gathering Aerian’s hand.

“You two are engaged?” Domi stared at Virra and then Aerian, his mouth hung open.

“Oh, close that trap, else you will catch more then bugs…” Virra muttered appearing annoyed by his comment, though, flicking him on the nose in the passing. “Show us the way, Deshan.”

“Stay with me, my pack are hungry and intolerant of those with two legs,” Deshan warned darkly “The dires don’t trust many, so if you stray its on your own head”

Aerian looked at Domi with a smirk before looking to Virra “Better no get ourselves eaten in a less than fun way then,” Every word Aerian said had been deliberate as she drew Virras hand to her lips, the group disappearing back into the forest following Deshan.

Suddenly the ground dropped into low path that disappeared into a darkened cave. As Aerian slowed she looked beyond the cave into the darkness.

“You have a light spell?” Deshan asked as she rounded on them now, Aerian nodded and flicked a small ball of light into the air, Deshan seemingly smiled and again led them on an into the cave. The cave was full of dires, all of them now eying up their visitors.

Domi caught Aerian’s smirk and comment, chuckling while moving to stand near to Aerian. “I like her, Virra.” He said in amusement.

Virra cast him an irritated glance, then to Aerian as the kiss upon her hand caused her to relax. “Keep dreaming, lover boy.”

He simply shrugged while moving with the two women and the dire wolf through the forest, all the while all of them were aware of their surroundings. Once at the drop to the ground, Virra removed her hand from Aerian’s to allow her time to project the ball of light, a faint smirk on Virra’s ruby lips in the flickering shadows.

Once within the cave, the term within a wolf’s den gave new meaning, while they walked through. The sense of prey was thick in the air while the dire wolves watched them with critical and mistrusting canine eyes. Virra returned her hand to Aerian’s, allowing for the creatures to acknowledge their relationship while Domi kept close to the woman. At one point, Aerian felt him bump into her bottom but then a passing hand was upon her cheek, she could tell he had strong hands and rather large, but not freakishly so, such of a man. Virra hissed to Domi at one point, perhaps, he was copping a feel at both.

Aerian growled at his touch, nothing more than a polite tease in response, as the low humof the dires could be heard Aerian pulled herself togther “Alright we’d better knock this game of sexy cat and mouse on the head for now, else we will actually be lunch”

“My pack is hungry, dragons in our skies, it does not make us easy about hunting” Deshan rumbled darkly, the path curved and then began to lead back up, the sound of water ahead told them they would soon be clear of the caves.

“Hunt and eat, the dragons are bound to my father by the laws he set down, they will not harm you or yours, my father has his pact with you and yours as well, we will honour them” Aerian replied softly.

The path dipped and Aerian felt her feet get wet as she groaned “The river?”

Deshan chuckled “A short way, she is camped right on the edge, you will have no further trouble with finding her, I will have a small pack ensure she doesn’t run again”

Virra glanced to Aerian. “You started it.” She chuckled, though glanced down at the water. “Very impressive, Deshan. Tell you what… your wolves are hungry and we are about to kill a bitch. So why don’t we more then help each other out?”

Domi was further away now, but crouched low and pointed. “I smell smoke and see flames in the distance.” He straightened as Virra stood at his side. “Have your pack block any exit but the river, it is harder to cast amidst running water.”

“I really should have brought my bow, could take the bitch out from here and never have to fucking worry” Aerian muttered darkly as she crouched between Virra and Domi, her eyes on the fires ahead.

“You are half-angel and vampire, do you really NEED the bow and arrow?” Virra smacked her on the bottom, while moving forward to utilize a path for the others to follow and tread softly on the water with as little sound as possible. Domi glanced to Aerian with a impish grin, this sparked in his hazel eyes, causing him to be attractive, handing her his bow and quiver.

When they arrived closer, they found the sight of four heavily armored men gathered around a fire with a tent set up not to far. Suddenly a scream shattered the silence, as it appeared to be the cry from a baby, it was panicked and shrill. Inside this tent was a figure moving while rocking something in the arms.

Aerian drew two arrows, knocking them as she crouched on the waters edge, as she let lose the arrows were on target and clean taking two of the guards down the other two further back within the camp had their backs turned and were unaware of the sudden turn in numbers.

Aerian slid up to Virra “Don’t need the bow, I just prefer to even my odds, now how about you and Domi go shut the other two up before they notice the new holes in their buddies heads, then we can deal with the shape changing gutter whore, and go home,” she kissed Virras neck gently.

Virra glanced to Aerian at the kiss to her neck, nipping playfully in her direction. Domi did his best to ignore the interaction between the two but Aerian caught the sideways glance from his eyes. Though, Virra and Domi worked like an oiled machine together, moving silently behind the remaining two men, each slitting the throat of the man with hand over the mouths. Quietly dropping them, and waving in Aerian, still now it seemed as though the screaming from the baby was trying to tell them where she was.

They waved over Aerian now, sights fixed on the tent. Closer there was a figure within trying to coddle the child and silence the cries. Virra and Domi with Aerian snuck to the tent, pushing the flap. Everything happened seeming at once, when they entered Domi cried out in pain and crumbled to his knees holding his head.

Standing in the warm tent was a woman, a female drow. She had snow white hair that flowed beautifully down to her waist, white eyebrows appeared to be drawn on her face while her skin was an incredible shade of black and her eyes were crimson. Upon her was a purple dress that held a slit to the hip on the right side, the scoop neck revealed far more skin then what would deem necessary. The female was stunning, elegant and oozed female prowess. In her arms was a bundle, the golden eyes were wide and frightened, while the small round face was a pale ashen skin tone and the tiny bud shaped lips were open to reveal the horrid pitched sound. “This is beginning to be even more a problem then I had figured…” Her voice was the most alluring thing, a husky tone dipped in honey.

Aerian felt a prickle through her body, she silently squared her shoulders as she knelt beside Domi “Shake it off, we need you right now” her words were soft as she laid a hand on his shoulder a short flicker a electricty darted over him, enough to dull the ache in his head.

“You have my sister, and I am running out of patience,” Aerian stated darkly as she rose back to her feet, “Your sister wants her baby back, funny thing though she said nothing about the state you were to be left in,”

Xulljra remained calm and poised, as the baby squirmed and wailed. Those crimson eyes fixed on Aerian, while Domi was helped to stand by Virra, left panting as her will over him was dulled. Suddenly Xulljra began to laugh, it was cold, cruel even a little maniacal. “You really think, I fear you, child?” She looked down to the babe in her arms. “This infant is an abomination to the bloodline that the House Tor’tar stand for being of the Twelve.”

Virra was too distracted with supporting Domi and it happened fast. She tossed the child and with a force utilized a dork to push a path to escape the tent.

Xulljra was able to push past knocking Aerian who’s attention was on the falling child, a sudden rustle and the air fell deathly cold, as the child’s ascent slowed Aerian was able to pluck the young girl from the air.

As she got to the small infant she smiled softly before handing her off to Virra “You need to hold her right now” she whispered as the hand off occured Aerian buckled to the ground.

Virra accepted the baby, though, before Aerian could fall to the ground she felt a sudden support from behind her with surprisingly strong hands, a look back, Domi was behind her. “Firefly, are you okay?” Virra asked, concern in her voice while leaning forward the infant held her arms out to Aerian. “I think, she likes you.”

Aerian coughed hard as she felt the power drain before she turned with a smile to Domi “Your quick, thanks” She looked to young child now her eyes settlin as she smiled softly.

“I’m OK, I think, same vein as the judgement blade unlike mom I cant stop or reverse or hop through time, but I can slow it just enough to stop a baby from hitting the ground, something about the way mom and dad, damnit I couldn’t explain it if I tried. Except I don’t unless I have to,”she sighed softly “I’ll be feeling that one for a while”

She finally extracted herself from Domis grasp before walking to Virra and her sister, “We should get her home, then we can all rest easier together” Aerian stated gently.

“Well, it seems that she is grateful.” Virra said softly, looking down to the child, those golden eyes were intelligent and the lips formed into a smile and an excited gurgle. She looked to Domi then to Aerian. “Seems, she escaped…”

Domi suddenly adjusted with Aerian in support to sweep her off her feet, held in his arms which were surprisingly solid, hidden beneath his hoodie. “I think, we should cut our losses. At least, your sister is safe.” He said softly, while looking to Virra with a child. “You know, you actually look good like that…”

“Oh, fuck you, Domi.” Virra snapped while her voice was irritated, though, expression softened as the tiny hand clamped upon a finger. “Let’s head back.”

“We ALL?” Domi said with a smirk, clearly utilizing Aerian’s words against her. “I like that idea.”

Virra pushed past the tent flap with a roll of her eyes and shake of her head.

Aerian smirked as Domi reiterated her words, as she sauntered past she stumbled allowing him to glance down the deep valley of her breasts push tightly together by the top she wore, “The baby likes Virra and she kinda likes you, well she hasn’t killed you yet anyway, come on lover boy, we could use the help to end this war”

Domi glanced over his shoulder to Virra’s leave, then to the visual that Aerian presented, licking his lips but swept her off her feet to be held in his arms. “That is the only good thing that is coming.” He said calmly, walking through the tent flap, but he was strong and carried Aerian as though she weighed next to nothing. It was time for the trio to return back to the estate with the infant and Aerian’s sister. Now, in her position held in her arms, she got a good look at him. The strength in his jawline and high cheekbones addition of the copper skin tone, gave him an exotic appearance. There was something different about him, but, the fact that Virra hadn’t killed him meant something.

[Ending A War] A New Generation Arrives

Heart and Stacy made their way to the main hall, as they came in Kane was stood by the fire his hands held to the flames. The trip had taken around 3 days and made much easier travelling through the new underground.

“Any problems?” Kane asked

“No, it’s eerily quiet down there, but far safer than the roads” Heart replied

“Very well, get yourself settled and then see what Stacy needs to prepare for the birth” Kane replied, Heart nodded gently and made his way to the guest rooms.

“Everything OK between you two? You seem a little frosty Kane” Stacy asked quickly.

“Yes, just a while since he has been in Dentarius, drags up a few less than happy memories is all, we’re fine it may just be awkward for a day or two,” Kane rolled his shoulders in reply

“I see, well I need him here Kane, he is aware of what I’ll need while we bring those two bundles of joy to our world, wasn’t like we had much else to talk about on the way here, so please try to be nice,” Stacy replied.

Just then, Aishani entered, pausing to look behind her then to Kane and Stacy, a hand on her stomach while she proceeded to near Stacy. Embracing her and then holding her shoulders gently with a smirk. “I’m so relieved you made it. Where is Heart? I thought I just saw him.”

“He has taken our things to guest quarters, seems him been in Dentarius is throwing your husband. I thought they were best friends? Yet suddenly such a gap between them,” Stacy replied a tone of failing in her words, “But I am glad to be here, my training by the realm now complete, so I am ready to help bring your children to the world, Sarantha sends her regards, before disappearing off to where ever it is the dead go when they aren’t bugging the living,”

Aishani looked from Stacy to Kane, placing a hand on his forearm. “My love for as much as I hate to say this, perhaps you should come to terms with him. He has done so much for me and you. I’m not sure what had happened in the past, perhaps to bury the hatchet.” She grunted softly. “They are hungry my love.”

“Oh I long since gave up been angry with him, just the memories still are a grievance is all,” Kane replied softly “He is as a brother to me, but somethings are harder to ignore when reminded”

There was a softness to his voice now “So Stacy, we have all we need just a matter of time before they arrive?”

Stacy nodded “Yes, which by the looks won’t be too much longer,”

Aishani looked from Stacy to Kane, while growling beneath her breath and storming from the hall and heading directly to the guest rooms to find Heart.

Heart was laid on the bed his eyes closed as he took in the sounds of the mansion beyond the heavy stone walls. Quietly happy to be home even if it was temporary, though truth be told he had long since made himself a home in Emerald City, so being here was oddly off putting to him now.

The door opened without a knock and Aishani stood in the frame, eyes a clear gold. “Explain to me what happened between you and Kane. I would prefer not to have the ice between the two of you any longer. So out with it.” Heart would catch that primal undertone to her voice.

Heart sat suddenly as he looked to her “Not really sure this should be coming from me, but the reason Kane gets kinda pissed off, and the reason I was banished from my home is because I stupidly made the mistake with sleeping with someone I knew better than to sleep with, but hey we both didn’t think we’d see the other side of the Dragon War, it seemed like a good idea right up until her father found out about it”

There was a strange tone to his words as he looked to her “Kane was OK about it for a while, then he wasn’t, I knew sleeping with Aerian would come back to haunt me, but then I am who I am”

Aishani closed the door moving into the room now too settle on the edge of the bed. Looking to him for a moment in silence, then caressed her belly. “Did you ever apologize sincerely for the situation and explain yourself? I know Virra wouldn’t be pleased, but it is in the past. Much has since happened.”

“It’s why I never returned, rather than him being reminded, it made sense, he is as close as it gets to family, and I’m the last of the Rayhearts, at least this leaves my family’s legacy in one piece and our friendship as well, that being said I miss my home,” Heart sighed softly “But I do love my work in Emerald City so, it isn’t so bad, he will be fine soon enough just memories kicking him where he least needs them to,”

Heart looked to the bump with a smile “You both have enough to worry over, without adding a minor inconvenience to the mix, I will handle Kane I promise you that, you worry about your side of things,”

“Not good enough, Heart. You ARE family. Get your ass up and face it. I want the two of you to forgive.” She stood with a faint groan, comical at best. “Wipe that smirk of your face. Come.”

Heart had more than enough sense than to argue with an Elcarus, he stood and he followed her to the main hall where Kane and Stacy were still conversing over preparations for the birth, as the entered Kane looked up, raising a brow.

“This is the part where I say I’m sorry for being such an ass, and that I forgive you?” There was amusement to his words as he looked from Heart to Aishani though the look in her eyes told him he’d better not take things so lightly.

“Apparently so,” Heart replied

“Well I do, I did a while ago actually, just it’s been a while since I honestly never even gave it thought, you coming home it’s kind of a kick in the memory centres, which it seems work better than I give them credit for” Kane replied

“So not angry with me?” Heart replied bemused now

“For sleeping with my daughter? Hell yes, you know I am one of few who actually couldn’t care less what you do, and you do it well, so there’s that my family was always off limit, however after having my ear chewed off for days by Aerian I get it, so I forgave, and you left, and I left and the realm was hurting, I forgot over it in time and I forgave, truthfully Heart you have always had my back, so it’s rather shameful I acted as I did, even back then, your as close to family as it gets without being blood, and honestly if I didn’t trust you with my life I wouldn’t trust you with my wifes or the realms Healer,”

Heart looked to Kane for a moment before looking to Aishani and the back, he drew a breath “And I never apologised, not properly,”

“Don’t” Kane replied calmly “I get it, just keep away from my daughter or I fear Virra may break your neck,”

Aishani inclined a brow to Kane at three veiled threat with a soft growl and beast of her teeth. “Let our daughter decide that, not you. He IS family as you said, don’t place any more strain them need be.”

Kane smiled softly “I have missed you old man!”

“Old, says the guy with a decade on me! The girls keep me young!” Heart chuckled in reply “But I thank Aishani because I’m fairly certain she has been inclined to knock sense through that thick skull of yours from time to time”

“Don’t push your luck, and don’t think she wouldn’t kick your ass for the same reasons!” Kane chuckled walking to the bar to pour a glad of something resembling whiskey for the two of them.

Stacy looked to Kane then Aishani “What is it with men, bonding and alcohol?!”

As she spoke Kane suddenly looked up before making his way around the back of the bar, with a thud and a noise of something being moved he emerged a thick leather bound book in hand “Almost forgot, and sure if I don’t turn this over soon Sarantha is going to be haunting me! It’s the healers Grimoire, passed through every healer since the dawn of The Everlands”

Aishani chuckled while the men spoke, both hands in her swollen belly and moved to sit with a sigh. “Boys, will be boys.” At the thump of the book all attention shifted to Kane on the counter. Aishani forgotten for the moment as she looked in the flames, beneath her upon the chair a wet spot grew, feeding the fabric. “Uh…I don’t mean to alarm anyone. But…” A sudden growl ripped from her with fangs extended.

Kane cleared the bar in one bound quickly followed by Heart and Stacy as he slid into position beside her his eyes looking to the wet “Well that’s one way to get my attention my love”

Aishani nodded her head to him, attempting to control her breathing, curling her hands at the arm of the chair with claws coming forth to latch.

“We should get her upstairs,” Stacy stated simply

Heart and Kane aided Aishani to her feet, before Kane swept her into his arms with as much care as he could muster. As he watched her there was a shine to his eyes that he was rather excited in this moment.

Aishani was shaking in Kane’s arms, he could literally feel the strength of her contractions as they moved up the stairs. Her breathing was labored in pain, while growling and latching her claws into his shoulders. She met his gaze with her clear glowing golden eyes, as the cursing then started.

Kane laid her on the bed as Stacy began placing candles down, the air quickly filled with a scent of freshness, she shooed Heart off to find fresh towels and hot water.

“Alright Aishani, I do hope you’re ready to do this,” Stacy almost sang the words

“I’m right here my love” Kane added softly

Heart quickly returned with the items required before placing them down, gently he squeezed Aishanis shoulder before moving to the side to serve as aid to Stacy.

“I don’t think I can tell them to wait!” Aishani howled, latching to Kane’s hand. “Whoa! Fuck…stay in there dammit! At least until the war is over…” She held her legs open, while panting and trying to recover her breathing. She was the wolf now, the sound and sweat was glistening on her body.

Kane stayed beside her his hand intertwined through hers as was his rightful place as father and husband, “Seems they want out my love, let’s bring them to the light it only gives us another reason to end this war quickly, together,”

Heart smiled softly watching as his best friend gave every fibre in support, something he truthfully wondered if he would ever truly experience, but on the other hand Hearts life was far simpler and that’s how he liked things.

“Just focus on the now Aishani, one step at a time,” He stated gently, though he had never been around a woman giving birth something he had always tried avoid.

“Mmm, well then, you know your body, so as you are ready, and they aren’t going to wait, we should be ready to bring them home to the realm, in your time Aishani,” Stacy made her words soft, but there was comfort in them at least she intended there to be.

Aishani howled in pain, clutching to Kane’s hand in a powerful hold, legs spread while she was panting. She felt another contraction that sent her into the mattress of the bed, as her body was ready and Aishani wasn’t nearly as ready. “They can’t come! Their room isn’t finished!” She cried out desperately, but, gritted her teeth folding herself forward a slight in a push. Falling back to the bed, the curses continued to flow from her lips, the undertone of the wolf present as her eyes were both a brilliant gold and fangs long. Her skin began to glisten with sweat as some fibres of her hair cling to her face.

Having missed the birth of Aerian, Kane felt connected to Aishani on yet another level in that moment.

He never moved from her side, soft words of encouragement were all he spoke, but a reminder that whatever needed to be done would be done, “Everything we need is close enough at hand, we can get things on track quickly enough, so let us focus on bringing our children to the world, together,”

The labor went on for hours, in all honesty it was difficult to say exactly how long, time seemed to hold no place here. But it was clear that Aishani was growing tired, her cursing had dimmed and all now was pale ashen skin and sweat that dripped around her face. She was pushing to Stacy’s urging but even this was difficult with the duration such took. Pleading to her that she couldn’t continue with tears down her cheeks. All the while still clinging to Kane’s hand. That when it was heard a squishy sound and plop, the first child was born.

Kane felt a rush of happiness as the first child made it the world, a quick slide down to cut the cord and Stacy handed off the child to Heart, already ready with a towel, as he placed the child down to check the child let a screech to announce it’s arrival. It took a moment but Heart finally stated “A healthy baby boy, congratulations,”

Kane returned his attentions to Aishani again his voice gently “Sorry my love but we’re not done yet, just one more, I’m right here”

The smile that formed on Aishani’s face was relieved and beautiful amidst the sweat and exhaustion. She laughed softly but this seemed to give her more determination to continue. She grunted and her screams were scratchy, but Aishani powered through it until the same sound announced another baby came into the world. To the excitement, after the final push her hand went limp in Kane’s hand and Aishani had passed out. Now as those crying babes echoed through the room, it had been two and a half days that Aishani fought through the labor.

Kane smiled softly kissing her head softly “Well done my love, rest I can take it from here,” Kane stood slowly feeling bones crack back into position, not once had he left her side the whole way through. As he and Heart now tended the children, Stacy was quickly weaving magicks to help Aishani heal internally, ensuring any damage would not be fatal.

“They’re gorgeous Kane, not that they weren’t going to be have you seen their mother?” Heart chuckled softly, Kane simply smiled in reply.

“Thank you, both of you” He stated softly now, the children had already settled both exhausted from the labour themselves, as Kane watched them for a moment “Can you watch them for a little while?”

“Why?” Heart asked quickly

“Need to finish the nursery, one less thing for my wife to worry over,” He replied softly

“You need rest too Kane, it doesn’t do you good to be exhausted, the nursery can wait, as long as the cribs are ready that’s all that matters.” Stacy replied gently.

The children were dark in skin but much lighter then Aishani being half-vampire half-wolf each had a thick tuft of black hair. One, the female was looking around with brilliant clear golden eyes, as the boy was sleeping.

Kane was sat beside Aishani, as he watched her sleep he finally made his way to the cribs that now held the children, a vampire, wolf hybrid was rare in the Everlands, the two sides usually choosing to stay away from each other, except those in service to Ceremon.

Kane smiled softly watching them “Don’t worry, we got this covered, we will end this war and you two will grow up to be just as blessed as I have been, and hopefully half the trouble of your big sister”

The female baby looked to him, surprising that her neck held that much strength. She curled happily and curled those tiny hands forward to him, the intelligence within those eyes was surprising for one so young. A gurgle posted the rise bud lips.

Kane let his hand slip to hers, feeling her tiny hand curl around his finger, “Why do I suspect your going to be just as much trouble?” He smiled softly

The babe gurgled in response, a seeming smile on those rise bud shaped lips. When the tiny hands clasped around his, it was far stronger then normal. The male baby opened his golden eyes and began to cry, it was a panicked sound. The girl turned her head and responded with a chortle and the wailing creased.

Kane smiled softly watching how his children interacted, it amazed him to think they were finally here or that he would have entertained the idea of more children. That alone made him smile “How did I get to be so lucky? The two of you, your mummy, your uncle and his wife to be, your sister and her other half, what did we do to deserve such fortune?”

The girl gurgled again almost add though speaking in some unknown tongue to Kane. Add the boy remained silent in his own crib, chirped in agreement. But rolled over add though to teach his sister not entirely understanding that they were in separate cribs.

Kane looked curious at the fact that evidently they seemed to want to be together, “I promise it’s temporary, just until I finish your room. This is all we had for the moment, but see this house? Daddy rebuilt it, not once but twice over the years, so a duel crib shouldn’t be too far beyond me, though lets not get you too used to getting your own way,” he chuckled softly simply watching them, amazing seeing something so young clearly being so bright.

A soft voice spoke from behind Kane with a gentle hand on his shoulder. “Rest with your wife. The both of you are exhausted. I will tend to the little bundles of joy.” Stacy was behind him with a kind smile.

“Mmm thank you Stacy, be sure to wake us soon as they will need to feed,” He murmured softly.

“Of course. Now, shoo. Get rest.” Stacy chirped with a smile gathering a chair to sit by the two children.

Kane didnt argue a second time as he crawled into bed beside Aishani, not even bothered by the remnants of their childrens birth, but happy to be beside his wife now.