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Never Die CH17: Training
The next few days were spent in blissful harmony. There was a little awkwardness since Arturia told Matthew the truth, but it was because of the way the mage’s emotions had poured out, nothing more. The two were being careful with how to go about things since that night, but Torrid, having his animalistic instincts, was able to pick up that there was a change between the two. He would smile, but otherwise not let on that he knew.
Torrid had been cleared by Arturia to start going outside. In the days after his arrival, the two blonds had been helping the expectant Loquin with walking on his bandaged feet. He was now able to get around without the aid of another person, but would grip items along his path. He insisted he needed no help whatsoever, but Arturia crafted a walking cane for him just in case. The man seemed to be regaining his strength with each passing day. The mage said this would mean the rest of the pregnancy, as well as the birth, should go well, despite everything
Never Die CH16: Hope
Matthew refilled Torrid’s cup and helped the man fall asleep peacefully. He was breathing evenly before the blond made his way outside through the back door, taking a quilt with him. He walked around, taking his time admiring the nighttime. There was a little rain coming down, but nothing worth grabbing his cloak over. He took deep breaths through his nose, enjoying the fresh air. It was hard to have this back home. Industrialization had ruined a lot of the beauty Earth had to offer…better enjoy Loqua while I can…
He found a shape up in the lone tree in the field. Matthew made his way over slowly, hoping that he could talk to the man that had taken him into his home. Even if he wouldn’t discuss the issues of his past, he wanted the mage to know he was there for him. His chest throbbed. He wanted to be so much more than that, but now was not the time for selfish sentiments. He held the quilt between both hands and stood at the bottom of the trunk.
Never Die CH15: Wheels Keep On Turning
There had been no way to carry Torrid into the home by any physical means. Due to his weight, the levitation spell had to be doubled up on with Arturia and Matthew on either side. Once doing this, Torrid lifted off the ground with ease. They moved as quickly as they could through the field, and then gently lowered him onto the spare bed. With some expert moves, they managed to get the man’s wet tunic off and hung it up to dry. Arturia also cast the translation spells on the man, since he felt it might conflict with conversation if he didn’t. Torrid slowly came to as they rolled him on his side. He let out a low moan as he wrapped his arms around his abdomen.
“Torrid, it’s all right,” Arturia said in such a gentle voice, Matthew wasn’t sure where it came from. The mage rubbed soothing circles into the villager’s aching back. As he did so, he looked over the scars on the body. Most of them appeared to be healed, but the newer ones couldn’t
Never Die CH14: Torrid
Matthew and Arturia grew to be close friends as the days went on. They had grown accustomed to each other’s company, so much so that they would seek each other out when the other wasn’t in the home. The Loquin was feeling something stronger, but would chastise and remind himself that Matthew was not Alfaro. But Arturia couldn‘t figure out just what he liked about Matthew, but it was something different. Something that wasn’t Alfaro. At the same time, Matthew didn’t want to get too close. They would surely find a way for him to get home and the two would have to say goodbye to each other. Getting closer only meant heartbreak for him and he felt that would be worse than being rejected for his advances.
Matthew realized after a while that time was longer in Loqua. It would explain why he would feel so rested when he’d wake up in the morning and why Arturia looked like a teenager, even though the man had said he was 24. Matthew wondered how long the time
Never Die CH13: Student and Teacher
Matthew had been at Arturia’s home for about a week. The place looked the way it did before the Loquin’s exile. As such, it felt much more happy and homey. Even Arturia seemed to be a bit more lively. The Canadian was showing him more and more of Earth every day through his solar powered electronics. The older man found it fascinating and realized just how much he wanted to soak up all the information he could, for Matthew‘s stay was only temporary. Then his only chance to learn of a world outside his own would be gone.
As much as he didn’t want to admit it, he was enjoying Matthew’s company. He tried to deny that they were anything more than acquaintances, but the fact that he looked so much like Alfaro was unsettling and getting harder to refute as the days went by…it’s those blasted blue eyes of his…and his smile…and his laugh…STOP IT YOU!!!…
Arturia was making good on his promise to teach Matthew how to r
A Week Of KissesA Week Of Kisses
The first day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your shoulder,
Well before I thought about your lips.
Because I don’t know what I am doing, firstly,
But more importantly,
It’s because I know things can spiral quickly,
If things start shifting
After we lay down the concrete.
So I kiss the foundation,
Before we reach the soil.
The second day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your elbow,
Because it holds together the touch
And the flex.
To exhibit it,
I must kiss the joint that bends
And combines us together.
The third day I told you I loved you,
I lay my lips to your temples,
As I learned about the temple of reform,
For the Youth in North America.
Kissing you there signifying I will protect you,
As well as your temple,
As we re-form, into something more.
The fourth day I told you I loved you,
I’d kiss you softly on your forehead.
Because that’s what holds your brillian
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