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Offline Satyr

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Re: Field of Quartz
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2019, 08:34:01 AM »
He smiled when she repeated his hero name. There was both conflict and power in him, yes, and he'd felt that connection as well, but he'd identified it as physical attraction. Tess had been more there than the others, more vivid, brighter.

Her admission to visiting his dream because she'd needed something stirred up the memory of his conversation with Sabrina - about how Tess could use something of his to influence him. She'd taken his seed and could've done her own rituals with it. The memory brought back a percentage of the violation he'd felt at the time. He frowned and pulled back, staring at her. Was this all one-sided? Was she playing him? He couldn't read anything in her expression other than heat.

"Did you use what you took from me in a spell?" he asked, wondering if he was under her influence now. It would certainly explain a lot; why he'd not wanted to fight her, why he'd felt dissatisfied living at the Parlor, why he'd left and come here and why they were together now.

He heard the sound of water from a tap falling into a sink, the scrape of a brush cleaning, the soft sound of glasses chinking lightly together as the bartender took care of the washing up and put the glasses away. Very few people were in this bar because they were here between busy periods. Still, they didn't have the place to themselves. He could hear the murmur of a couple of other conversations around him. He didn't bother looking at them, though.

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Re: Field of Quartz
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2019, 04:13:01 AM »
Tess hadn't been thinking when she mentioned invading Wren's dream. If she had, she would've been more cunning. Now he was asking questions, and they were ones she suspected Black Philip wouldn't want her to answer. However, she liked Wren. She didn't want him to leave, or think badly of her. She placed a vexed finger on her lip, her eyes bleeding uncertainty.

"Not yet," she said truthfully. "Although what I took is a part of something greater."

She wasn't lying, but hadn't told him exactly what his seed was being saved for. She wanted to tell him. She wanted his help, but guessed that right now he'd said no. He wasn't ready yet.
Be a sadist. Now matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Nox Jake Benny Kyle Lisa-Joe James/Jimmy Tess Tyler Freddy Drew Flick Apep Ari Lacy Mithras

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Re: Field of Quartz
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2019, 08:12:36 AM »
Wren nodded, not really understanding what great thing she was going to be doing with his semen.

He didn't want to talk about this stuff anymore. It was too incestuous. They all knew the same people and while she was wanting to fight and destroy them and they felt the same way about her, he didn't want any part of it. Standing by her side was different to sleeping in her bed, right?

"Do you want more of it?" he asked, then giggled.

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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2019, 08:23:53 AM »
She wasn't prepared for that kind of statement. She actually blushed, and considering Tess's dirty mind that was an achievement. She turned to him, and decided that yes she did. She moved in and kissed him again, but only as a precursor to her answer. She was glad they hadn't ran straight to bed. It somehow would've ruined him for her. Now, he meant something to her. The bar was closing, and the poor bartender had been charmed long enough.

"I thought you'd never ask," she said, moving to lead him away from the bar.
Be a sadist. Now matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Nox Jake Benny Kyle Lisa-Joe James/Jimmy Tess Tyler Freddy Drew Flick Apep Ari Lacy Mithras