By C. J. Moore
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You do not belong here, you should not want him, let alone think about him like this. But it seemed that her only hope of escape now was the force of four thousand sent by the Eastern Empire, and, if they came, then many of these people, people she was already beginning to like and admire, would die. Honorius had promised them land, she thought, as they moved at the speed of a creeping tide across the wide grassy plain. No one denied that on either side. Why then did he not give it to them? She racked her brains to recall the conversations she had dismissed as boring and irrelevant only weeks before.
With a snarl of frustration he set her on her feet. Ta take that mail shirt off first, she stammered, sounding as breathless and disorientated as he felt. He was supposed to be in control of the situation. When the time came he had intended to seduce her slowly, skilfully, until she begged for him. And then, he had planned, he would initiate her into the act of love. And now what was happening? He was as hot and desperate as the most callow youth. Wulfric unbuckled his sword belt, throwing it to the ground, then bent and dragged the mail tunic over his head, letting it and the linen shirt fall at his feet.
I meant to make it as easy as I could, and I misjudged it. I gave her some pleasure, but She puts a brave face on it, teases me I want more. I want her trust, I want what? Deep down she must hate me for taking her away, taking her just now. He leaned down, grasped her wrist and pulled her up easily, turning her so she ended up sitting sideways behind him. After a moments hesitation slim arms encircled his waist and her body pressed against his back. What to talk about? How to talk to her? All his sexual encounters before now had been uncomplicated, friendly.
Alissa by C. J. Moore