But giving and needing nothing in return save the love and hope you see? That’s precious.
Desires – Beginnings
By BStyles and Tera S
Martin smiled, and even managed a gasping sort of laugh, scrubbing across his face with the back of a hand. “No, Tera…I will not take any more from you…”
He reached out, taking up her hands still clutched around his feathers. Slowly he leaned in, his gentle kisses cleaning the tears that had fallen down her cheeks. His eyes were level with hers, golden hues full of purpose now.
“This is for your love and your friendship…and for your lesson…” He managed a small grin. “Whether you realize it or not, tonight taught me something…something I can further use to help those who suffer in silence…”
A faint blush grew in his cheeks once again. “You showed me how powerful a physical connection can be….and I want to give you the power of a spiritual one. These feathers are my gift, my sacrifice, for you….”
As soon as he said those words, the feathers in Tera’s hands would glow with soft light. They seemed to vanish in a shower of sparkles, only to have them reappear again, enmeshed with Tera’s own black feathers. Martin watched them grow – two white points in a sea of black – and smiled.
And in this moment, Tera, the Queen of the Succubi, became more than she believed she or her kind could ever, truly, be…