To be in bliss, but with a Queen of the Succubi? That must be interesting…
By TeraS and Jay
Jay moved his head back in slight surprise when the tail poked in his direction. He absently studied it while his mind processed.
“You seem quite insightful, Bliss. Rather more so than …” He sentence cut off as her lips touched his cheek. His eyes closed for a moment and a tiny suppressed shudder twitched his shoulders. When she pulled back his eyes reopened and he visibly shook himself down and began to step deliberately and easily to keep the surprising creature before him … well … before him.
Jay swallowed a little thickly. “Well, then. Forgive my lack of accurate knowledge of your kind mi’lady, but I’m not sure what to make of that. While you hardly seem the evil and vile demoness of myth, I must confess that I still find you slightly alarming. And I don’t know whether you’ve just blessed me, cursed me, or none or all of the above. I don’t know anything, so I pray you’ll forgive me for being just a touch on edge and not take it as a personal affront.” He gave a kind of wry grimace. “To the point, I’m morally certain that I couldn’t hurt you if I tried, and that you could catch me effortlessly were I to attempt to run. Though of course that don’t absolve me of the obligation to try.”
Restrain yourself Jay, he mentally admonished. She hasn’t proven hostile yet. So she’s incredibly insightful and perceptive. No harm there. So she kissed you. It was on the cheek … is that truly harmful? No proof, stop escalating. Control that breathing, keep in motion, don’t make an unknown situation into a hostile one when it wasn’t already. Godsdamn it, you know better than this; stop trying to panic at the unknown, unexpected, and startlingly attractive. Also stop monologueing, she seems to be … right. Shutting up.
“I sincerely hope I’m going off on the wild end. And if I’m completely off the mark, then I’m hoping some compassion you’ll give me, Bliss.”
Bliss ticked off points on her fingers as she replied, “Blessing are. Curses remain. All else is what you decide it to be. Keep something in mind my dear… You make your own choices and in return you accept the results whatever they are… Believe thyself to be cursed, thou shall be. Believe in the good and then be blessed… Or remain in-between and know not what has happened…”
She watched him shift around as she moved around him still, a bemused smile still upon her lips, just for fun she suddenly moved in the opposite direction from where she had been and then said, “Are you wiling to go off your guard now that I have not harmed you, nor threatened you? Or do you wish to joust until you are spent?”
She wagged a red nailed finger at him, “If you know that the battle is not winnable, do you not have to hold you strengths for when the moment of weakness appears?” Then she smiled, “Warriors should be with their minds yes, but their hearts should see as well.”
Taking the three strides slowly, her hands at her sides she closed the distance until she was directly in front of him, her eyes unafraid of him, but moreover, a concern within them clear as she said, “Trust is mutual is it not? Will you trust in that I will not bring you harm in return for the promise that you will not do something foolish?”
Her tail still moved behind her, “Compassion comes with Bliss does it not?”
My tail is evil in it’s own way…