I've had a busy week and I love it. Except for one thing.
I drew a blank when I wss trying to write a post for this fantastic blog hop.
Everight want to celebrate all things loving, and have chosen a great love scene blog hop.
Of course I wanted to be included, but...
You see I've lived, and slept A Dom's Decision, #Atholsstory which is book two of Dommissimma and been able to think of nothing else. Finally I subbed it on Tuesday, so now I'm nail biting and jumping like a demented flea every time the lasp top does its frog imitation that shows there's a new Email.
With all this in mind, I knew had to choose the scene where Athol and Edan get back together after many years and realize the magic is still there, and they care about it each other.
Becasue that's what Valentines day is all about really isn't it. Showing you care...
<3 <3 <3
The door opened and his visitor walked in. Edan's tiredness dropped away like an old washcloth.
The newcomer nodded. "Yes please, here or do you have somewhere else in mind?"
Edan laughed. "Well, that's the rub isn't it? You ready for a little subbing yet?"
"In your dreams, mate. I'm the Dom."
Edan nodded. That was the sticking point and always had been. "Yeah, and so am I. So there we have it. Or don't as the case may be. Why are you here? I'm sure it's not just to tell me you're not prepared to negotiate."
Athol shrugged. "You know it's not. But we have a problem. Or rather I think I do. You're just a not so innocent bystander."
His words made Edan grin. "Innocent never ever was comparable with you or me, mate. Ah Athol, bloody hell, I've missed you." He walked around the desk and grabbed Athol and pulled him into a big hug. It was returned with fervor, and he was damned sure he got a swift kiss on the neck as well. "Not just in bed, though that's a big part of it. All I've ever had there is hopes and dreams." He stopped talking, scared he'd said too much. Athol didn't answer. He looked unhappy, and Edan wished he could retract his words. "Dammit, in other things as well. Someone to laugh with, to share the ups and downs, and someone to high five when everything works out."
Athol grimaced. Edan realized more than ever it wasn't just a social call. Here was one of the two people in the world he truly loved, one whom he hadn't seen for over five years, and his feelings were as strong as ever. And typical, it seemed nothing had changed. For years they'd met up, chatted, argued, and gone their separate ways. The last few years they hadn't even done that. He hadn't ever told Athol where he lived, what he was doing, or how miserable he'd been. Just sat and agonized through those few hours they'd spared for each other. Why the hell couldn't he give in, just a little bit? If Athol were prepared to switch, Edan would do so gladly. But he wasn't going to be the only one, not any more.
"Maybe one day," Athol said slowly. "Once we've sorted this crap out. Life as a lonely Dom ain't all it's cracked up to be. Not when everyone around you is loved up and pairing up. Well nearly everyone," he said. "I can think of a few who need help. Anyway we need help as well. I had a blast from the past at the club last night."
"Club? I thought you were a psychologist?"
"God almighty, have you forgotten all our late night sessions, not the sex ones, the angst ones? Psychiatrist, Edan, watch my lips." He repeated the word.
Edan couldn't help it; he punched his friend's shoulder and grinned. "Works every time, sucker. Okay, chill. What club and why?"
"Dommissima, because I want to."
Edan whistled. He'd heard about that. One of the premier and exclusive clubs in the country. "Playing with the big boys, eh?"
"Oh, hon, you better believe it." Athol dropped his wrist, rolled his eyes and snorted. "And get it right, I am one of the big boys, almost. Ah Edan, I've fucking missed you. Why did we cock it up?"
"Because we didn't. Cock it up." Edan qualified his statement. "Maybe if we had, both of us, life would have been a lot simpler. Okay not simpler but better, who knows. It's water under the bridge. Shit, listen to me, idiom central for fuck's sake. Anyway fill me in, or not."
"Enough of the double entendres, eh?" Athol's expression was somber. "Intended or not. Look, can we go for a pint or a curry or something? Being back at uni gives me hives. Horny undergrads and hungry lecturers, means a hassled me. God, am I ever glad I chose not to teach." Athol licked his lips and the gesture sent an eager message to Edan's groin. His cock noted it and hardened in appreciation.
"Yeah, there's a new curry place opened near the gut-wrencher we used to use. It won't give you Delhi Belly but might make you want more. It's run by Ashok and Ephraim, those two guys who were in our History lectures." Edan reminded Athol. "They decided to leave academia for that, and thank goodness, it's bloody marvelous. Their fish curry is almost to go straight for."
Athol grinned as Edan meant him to. It was hard enough coping with Athol there in the flesh and worrying what was wrong without giving him food poisoning. Edan logged out of his computer and grabbed his leather jacket from the hook on the door.
"Let's hope it's not two for one student night then. My blast might be blasting not many minutes from here. She's an undergrad."
Edan looked confused at Athol's statement. "Eh? What the fuck are you on about? What blast?" Athol put one long finger over Edan's mouth.
Edan didn't do as he wanted to, and drag the finger into his mouth. The cloud of worry in Athol's eyes, and the slight tremor that ran through the digit stopped him. This was neither the time nor the place to start a will we, wont we bout of sex. Especially if it ended in big boy tears. He wasn't sure he had his big boy boxers on.
"I'll explain all I know later," Athol said. "It's too much to rush."
Edan nodded. "All set then. Shall we walk, it's only five minutes?" The town wasn't that big.
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