That night, we conceived our firstchild.
Even if Lily hadn't told me she was choosing to become pregnant, I'd have sensed it. As I poured my seed into her womb, I felt warmth fill us both, yet I also felt her Libido all but collapse. And not because I'd drained her.
If that was an unpleasant experience for her, though, it didn't show. She smiled ear to ear and looked like she might cry tears of joy. We didn't fool around any more that night.
But that wasn't to say we weren't physical. We cuddled like Mom and I had used to. Though I'd never felt as much guilt or fear when Mom and I laid together.
I wasn't supposed to be developing feelings for this woman. Had sworn to my mother that I wouldn't let it happen. Maybe that didn't matter now, since I wasn't sure when or if I'd ever see my mother again. But it still felt wrong.
And there was Iva to consider as well.
It came as something of a surprise when Lily informed me that women of our kind didn't need nine months to carry a baby to term. Just three. It wasn't surprising that pregnancy worked differently for us, but that I'd never heard that before. I wondered if I'd ever cease to feel as though I knew next to nothing about the rules of our world.
After a brief honeymoon, we returned to the Homelands. We agreed that we'd stay there for a month or so, then go to the mortal world for the rest of her pregnancy. That way, we'd be gone from the court for less than a week. Yet we'd still have plenty of time alone to get to know each other better before our child was born.
We didn't do a very good job of getting to know each other in that first month, but it sure was fun. And we often invited others to join us.
By the time we headed to the mortal world, I felt confident that Wendy and Iva could handle most of the affairs of state well enough without me. Wendy was proving to be an even better choice for prime minister than I'd hoped. She was smart, efficient, politically astute yet not unfair or unscrupulous, and dedicated. Madly in love with Iva, as well. Which was good, since Iva would be the one she'd be working most closely with, at least for a while.
Back in the mortal world, Lily and I threw ourselves into pretending to be a normal mortal couple. It was summer, and I was tenured, so I didn't worry about work.
As we started spending less time in bed and finally started to get to know each other, I was more and more sure that we were falling in love, as my mother ha said we would. My mother was never wrong about anything, though, so that shouldn't have surprised me.
We had plenty of disagreements, to be sure. About all manner of stupid little things. And there were some things I thought we should talk about, but we never did, because the very mention of them would make Lily shut down. But we never really fought
Not while we were wearing people skins anyway.
Finally, the three months were coming to a close. It had been a tough time for both of us in many ways, though of course more so for her.
But there was nowhere else I'd have wanted to be than with her.
She looked so beautiful, carrying our child. Many of the women of our world, and perhaps even the mortal one, really were not meant to be mothers. Lily, however, was.
Nothing could have compared to watching my beautiful wife give birth to our first child. A son. It was trying, exhausting, exhilarating, and humbling. We'd made a life. A little boy that would one day make women melt without even trying. Including his mother.
We'd already chosen a couple to adopt our little boy. Though it was hard, as we both wanted to spend time with the baby, we delivered him within the hour. Otherwise, we'd get attached and we wouldn't want to give him up.
Which, perhaps, might not have been so
terrible. But I wasn't ready for that yet. We'd at least have to wait until I'd given up the throne.
Lily agreed with all of that, but it still wasn't easy for her to let go. The next two days saw a lot of crying, and more than a little fighting. She eventually apologized for everything she said. But I was finally starting to consider the possibility that there might be more distance between what she wanted from this marriage and what I wanted from it than I'd allowed myself to believe.
But everything seemed fine during our first week back in the court. I took care of business during the day. More and more, that meant recruiting, and distributing patronage to, vassals. There were times that Wendy needed to consult me about things, but fewer and fewer. Particularly since Daphne seemed to have decided she wasn't ready to treat with me after all. That worried me, but was a huge relief at the same time.
By the end of the week, Lily told me she was ready to get pregnant again.
The second experience with childbirth was easier than the first. Lily took some pain medication, and I numbed her further with the same energy I'd often used to amplify or suppress her senses during sex. Why I hadn't thought of that last time, I don't know. Perhaps I'd just been too in awe. Or too confused.
It was no less humbling to watch. Perhaps more so, precisely because Lily was feeling no pain. It was an absolutely beautiful moment. The doctors couldn't believe how well she handled it, which made both of us smile.
Again, she gave birth to a boy. And again, we gave it away to a family we'd pre-selected. A model family, stable and loving, who lived in the suburbs, but was not too conservative. We didn't want our son to grow up with puritanical views about sex, after all.
On the drive back to our place, she was numb and non-responsive. "Babe. Did you see the nursery they'd set up? Wasn't that cute? I think he's going to be happy with them."
She broke down crying.
I pulled over and we climbed into the backseat. I held her in my arms while she cried and cried. She didn't yell at me, call me names, curse me for talking her into giving up her baby, or anything like she had last time. But it took a while before she calmed down.
That night, I didn't try to convince her we did the right thing.
By the next day, she was better. Depressed, yes, but not catatonic.
A day later, she was ready to return to the court. And the day after that, it was as if everything was fine. But I didn't raise the question of whether we were going to have more children. During the day, I tended to court business. At night, I was with her.
Holly's Rite of Elevation was coming up soon. When I brought it up, Lily said that maybe we should wait until after that to get pregnant again.
"So, we are having more children then?"
"Don't you want to?" she asked. "I thought you did. You knew I wanted lots of kids when you married me, you know. I didn't make a myst-"
"Oh, no, I absolutely do," I cut in. "I just wasn't sure how you felt. I know it's harder than we might have hoped to let go of them."
"Yeah, it is. But I still want more. Now, don't freak out if I get depressed after giving birth again. My hormones take over and I start thinking like a mortal. But when I'm thinking straight, yeah, I'm fully on board."
"Good," I said, running a hand up and down her back.
"So have we thought at all about whether to take them vassals?" I asked.
She sighed. I thought maybe she was going to protest. And it wasn't that I didn't understand her concerns. But I just didn't see why talking them into becoming our vassals was all that bad.
But to my surprise, she said, "Yeah. Let's do it."
Lily nodded. "Only if they're okay with it. But, sure, we can ask."
"That's all I ever meant," I said.
Which was probably true. I hadn't though carefully enough about it before saying we should make
them be our vassals that one time. That was all.
Maybe I was willing to do things to gain power that others were not. This wasn't the first time it had occurred to me that this might be the case. But even I had limits. And I suspected that once I got to know my kids, the last thing I'd ever want to do is push them into something they weren't comfortable with.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Rite of Elevation demanded abstinence from the participants. I'd been hoping for it to require an orgy, but apparently there was even greater power in the ache that our kind felt when forced to forego acting on our urges as there was in the act of coupling. Or so Wendy claimed.
It also required thirteen of us. Dad, Cindy and Grandma refused outright, because of the abstinence. But between the rest of my family, my wife, and the vassals I forced to assist us, we got to thirteen. The decided lack of cooperation from House Farrier would not be soon forgotten, though, even if we didn't need
them. The Rite required the expenditure of massive amounts of energy, and it would have been orders of magnitude easier to complete with Grandma in the circle. Dad and Cindy would have helped more than my vassals as well, though their absence was not as keenly felt as that of my grandmother.
The Rite consisted of the thirteen of us sitting in a circle around Holly, holding hands, visualizing her as a sexual being. When I expressed confusion over what exactly that meant, Wendy explained that the only written account she'd been able to find had been performed on an elderly couple, and it might not have been so trivial a detail in that case. Yet again, I deferred to her judgment.
Much as it pained me to admit, with women like Wendy and Iva around, my intellectual contributions to tasks such as this were minimal to non-existent. For that matter, my raw power hardly marked me as unique either. Were I not the king, it would have made little sense for me to direct the Rite rather than Iva.
Thankfully, the Rite was neither complicated nor lengthy.
It was, however, dreadfully exhausting. I blacked out afterwards, only to wake up in my bed nearly fourteen hours later.
A few days later, I decided to visit Holly. She and her family had returned to the mortal world, while Lily and I were staying in the Homelands until she was much closer to term. That meant Lily would hardly notice my absence.
I was stunned by the magnificent beauty that answered the door.
She wasn't exactly a whole new woman. If she looked better now than even in the photos Todd had showed me of her modeling days, it was a close thing. And he still didn't have the curves I preferred, though her breasts were a little larger than before. With her already thin waist a bit thinner, she almost had a proper hourglass shape. Only almost though.
But despite the fact that she was still thinner than I preferred, she had my knees wobbling the instant I laid eyes on her.
There had been a time that I'd thought that my cousin Brianna had the prettiest face ever. And if not for my nearly fetishistic obsession with seeing black hair combined with ultra fair skin, I perhaps would not have thought Holly any prettier than Brianna. However, if only because of that particular preference, I had to say that Holly was now the prettiest woman I could even imagine.
Of course, a pretty face is only worth so much. My newly immortal sister-in-law was still trying to figure out how to use her powers. And even if she hadn't been inexperienced in their use, she only had about as much raw power as Aunt Cindy anyway.
It was an enjoyable afternoon, to be sure. Like all immortal women, she had her own unique taste. And hers was especially sweet. Her juices had a peppermint taste that was vaguely reminiscent of candy canes. And while I couldn't bust out all my favorite moves, she allowed me to do things with her that I'd never have been able to do when she was still a mortal. Like growing an extra cock and fucking both her pussy and her ass at the same time. She also had greater stamina and flexibility, allowing us to try more positions than she'd have been able to handle in one afternoon prior to her Elevation.
All in all, I was very glad I came to visit her, and glad that she was so eager to express her gratitude for my part of Elevating her. I was even glad to hear her say that Todd seemed to have rediscovered her, and Sean was more persistent in chasing after her than ever before.
But I didn't stay as long as I'd thought I might, no matter that she repeatedly mentioned that she had the house to herself for several hours yet.
The next night, while Lily slept, I went to visit Brianna. She was less defensive than the last time I'd seen her, but no closer to wanting to return to the court. Remembering how she'd said she'd wanted to Devour me last time, I didn't try to sleep with her either.
A few days later, after a meeting with Wendy ended earlier than expected, I finally went to see my sister. In the middle of the day. At least, it was in the Homelands.
When I appeared in her apartment, she'd been entertaining five young gentleman, all of whom were black. At first, I thought they were all strangers, but then I realized that two of them were our cousins, Vince and Ismail. They were polite enough, but cool and detached.
I guess I couldn't blame them.
I'd thought I might put Skye next on my list of people I needed to visit, but the looks on her brothers' faces alone convinced me I'd better wait a while longer.
Natalie wasn't a whole lot happier to see me. At first, she'd told me to leave. She caved on that quickly enough, but still told me to wait outside while she finished up. And it was nearly a half hour before she came out onto her patio, wearing a bathrobe and nothing else.
As she tucked a cigarette in her mouth and lit it without the aid of matches or a lighter, she asked me, "The fuck do you want, Frank?"
"Good to see you-"
"Cut the shit. I'm in no mood for your lame jokes."
I drew a deep breath. "Since when do you smoke?"
"Since when do you give a fuck whether I smoke?" she asked, inhaling deeply. The cherry on the end of the cigarette flared. "Ain't likely to kill me, is it? Not like we're normal
From someone else, that would have sounded like a boast instead of a lament.
"You ever hear from Rob?"
"Yeah, we play golf on Saturdays," she deadpanned. "Seriously, Frank, tell me why you're here or get the fuck out out my face. You could have at least let me know you were coming, you know. Pretty rude to just drop in on me like this."
"I didn't know I was coming, until some free time opened up-"
"That's just fucking great. I'm an afterthought. Lovely."
I grabbed the cigarette from her mouth, took a long drag, then handed it back. I didn't care for the taste, or the way it seared my lungs, but it did soothe the nerves. "I want you to come back, Nat. This isn't the life for you."
"It look like I'm retired? You do still recognize your cousins, right?" she asked. "Why don't you just say what you really mean. You miss me. You want to fuck me again." Then she barked a laugh, accompanied by a puff of smoke. "No, that can't be it. You've got more women than you can handle as it is. It's not my vag you want, it's my forgiveness. Am I right? Your poor conscience can't live with all the shit you've done, and you need to hear someone tell you that they understand, that it's okay, that you're not a bad person."
I didn't respond.
She was more or less right, of course.
"You should have said you wanted to fuck me. That, I might have given you," she said. Then she dropped the cigarette on the concrete, rubbed it out with a bare foot, and went back inside. She closed the sliding glass door, leaving me alone on her balcony.
Though we were only four years apart, I'd never gotten to know my sister that well. Not like I had Dom and Todd. Even Dom had a better relationship with her, and with six years separating them, they had less reason to be close. So the truth was, I didn't know how she'd react to what I was about to do. All I knew was that she'd made a few comments in the past to indicate she'd been disappointed that I wasn't more persistent in trying to get her attention. She was the girl, she'd said.
I took a deep breath and moved from her balcony to inside her apartment.
Nat was just getting to the couch upon which I now sat. She sighed, crossed her arms under her breasts, and glowered at me. "Still here?"
"I'm not going to tell you it's okay, Frank. Because it's not."
"I know," I said.
"Do you? Really? Because, I'll tell you what. I understand why you did what you did. And maybe, if I wasn't his mother, I could look at things objectively and say he had it coming. But none of that changes the fact that you killed my son. You may have done it with Iva's fucking cunt rather than your own hands, but you killed him all the same. I'll never see my baby again, never hold in my arms, never feel him inside me, and it's because you took him away from me. And ruined my marriage in the process. Sure, we were in rocky waters to begin with, but if not for this, we might have pulled through."
"I know it's not okay," I said, "and I don't expect you to forgive me. I can't even imagine what you're going through."
"So if you're not here for sex, and you know I can't forgive you, what do you want?"
"I don't know," I said. "I guess I hope that maybe someday you won't hate me. Not that you'd forgive
me, but maybe that we could-"
My sister settled down next to me on the leather couch and draped a hand across my thigh. "I don't
hate you, Frank."
She rolled her eyes at me. "Yes, really. I'm not sure I'd know how if I wanted to."
I put an arm around her shoulders, pulled her against me, and kissed the top of her head.
We sat there like that in silence for a while. Eventually, she turned the TV on, and we watched some stand-up comedy. Had a few drinks together. Just hung out, as if we were ordinary siblings. Nevermind that I was wearing jeans without a shirt, and she was wearing even less. Nevermind that I had allowed our aunt to swallow her son whole with her pussy, or that the two of us had fucked each other's brains out many times in the past. We couldn't have been less normal. But, for a while anyway, it didn't matter.
For a while.
Eventually, though, between the drinks helping our inhibitions to take some time off, and just being around each other, laughing, being ourselves, it started to become pretty obvious where things were headed, no matter that I'd claimed I hadn't come for that.
One second we'd been laughing, the next I was pulling my sister into my lap.
Natalie looked a question at me as I lined my cock up with a hole no brother should have even considered violating. But whatever the question was, she didn't ask it. Just held her breath and waited for her big brother to slide inside her.
As with the last time we'd had sex with each other, we skipped the supernatural flourishes. At first, anyway. We began with slow movements and intent stares, then worked our way up to furious pounding, cursing, and not so soft love bites. I wondered if I'd ever have the kind of tender, affectionate sex I preferred most of all with my sister, the way I often had with our mother. Before she'd left me.
Maybe I didn't deserve anything but angry sex from Nat though.
After my sister popped like a champagne cork, I poured her down onto the couch and gave her the full treatment with my hands and mouths. From her toes to her earlobes, there wasn't a remotely sensitive part of her that I wasn't stimulating either orally or manually. Blue bolts of ecstatic energy shot out from my hands now and then, bringing her to climax instantaneously when they touched her skin.
She then did much the same for me, though she was nowhere near as powerful as I was anymore. Once, she had been. But we'd followed very different paths since our parents had first initiated us. She wasn't weak, though, and she was more than up to the task of milking several loads of cum from me. And, unlike last time, she didn't cough any up on me. Most of it, she swallowed, but some she asked me to shoot on her face and breasts.
After we climaxed together, the two of us collapsed onto the couch.
"You know I still hate you, right?" Nat asked.
I slapped her bare ass. "Right. Like I'm falling for that."
"I wouldn't have expected you to think so before either," my sister said with a smile. "What do you say we go a little easier for round two, by the way?"
"Fine by me," I said.
Lily didn't love giving up our third child, our first daughter, but she dealt with it a lot better than the previous two. A lot
better. Yet, despite that, she decided she didn't want to have any more children for a while and began a vigorous campaign to talk me into stepping down. She recognized that it would be unfair to try to insert ourselves into the children's lives while they were still growing up, no matter what we planned to do when they came of age. We'd given them away to loving adoptive families, and we couldn't go back on that. But she was itching to raise children, from infancy, and my position had always been that we'd do so after I handed the throne over to someone else.
So I decided to have a talk with Iva. Heck, as much as I didn't like thinking about it, I had to admit that if I didn't name her as successor and step down soon, I might find myself being pushed out the door. And rightfully so, really. Iva was running the court these days, not me. With more than a little help from Wendy, of course. Offering her the position of prime minister was likely to be remembered as the best decision I ever made as king.
My aunt and I sat at a folding table atop the roof of the royal palace, drinking coffee.
I stared out at the landscape, surveying what would soon no longer be my kingdom. As it was every day of the year, not that years had any real meaning here, it was the middle of autumn. The rolling hills were packed with ancient trees. An ocean of red, orange and yellow stretched as far as the eye could see, at least to the north and east. To the south and west, the hills were dotted with manor houses and sprawling estates.
"Beautiful, isn't it?" I asked, still staring at the foliage.
"Sure is," my aunt said, sipping her coffee.
"Before I knew what I was, fall was my favorite time of year. I used to love driving through upstate New York on the weekends. The trees were just gorgeous. So does that make it especially fitting that I turned out to be who I was, or is this, here, why I loved fall so much in the first place? You suppose Daphne's got grandkids out there somewhere, in some fake mortal world that they believe is real, who just love
"You're in an awfully wistful mood. What's up?"
I sighed and finally turned to look at her. "I want to ask you something, and I'd really appreciate the truth. Whatever it is. Don't much care what the answer happens to be. Honestly. I just want to know that you're being straight with me."
"Oh, dear," she said.
"If I don't step down soon, I'm going to seriously regret it, aren't I?"
"You think Mel is-"
"Not Mel, Iva. Come on."
She looked shocked. Genuinely appalled. "Frank. Please tell me you're not seriously accusing me of what I think you're-"
I took her hand in mine. "Asking. Not accusing."
Iva looked away, blinking back a few tears. "No, Frank. I'm not...no."
"I'm sorry," I said. "I didn't really think so, but I've been away so much, and you've got almost as many vassals-"
"-that you're queen in all but name already. And, quite honestly, the court is much the better for it." I paused to let that sink in. I felt the defensive shield that had suddenly surrounded her Libido start to recede. "I just assumed that if I can see that, surely you can too. You're you, after all, and you don't miss anything. And we both know Wendy would prefer to see you on the throne. Heck, if there's anyone
out there who would prefer me to stay on, they're keeping awful quiet."
Iva fell silent.
"Am I right?"
"You really think so? That the court would be better in my hands?" she asked.
"Absolutely," I said. "You and Wendy make a great team."
She blushed. "That's...I don't know what to say." She took a sip of her coffee before adding, "I actually think you've done a lot of good for the court, you know. Especially before you went and got yourself that wife. You haven't been the same since she showed up."
I laughed. "That's nice of you to say. But all I ever really did was fuck noblewomen, either to reward them for becoming my vassals or to encourage them to do so in the first place. And, yeah, I guess I'm good at that, because over time, the little extra trickles here and there have added up to a very nice steady stream of energy. And putting Wendy in charge was certainly a good move. But other than that?"
Iva waved my comment away. "So what? For the first time, the nobles feel like the court exists to help them live their lives the way they wish. It takes a wise and humble man to delegate to those who can more effectively get things done rather than trying to control everything themselves. And you can make light of all the time you spend distributing patronage, but I assure you that your supporters appreciate it. And they talk about it too. No one sang Brianna's praises like they do yours. Let's not forget peace with the First Autumnal Court either. I think Jack deserves more credit than he's going to get for paving the way for you, but even so, you brought it home."
"Well, it was me who negotiated an agreement declaring peace. But declaring peace and bringing peace aren't the same," I said. "It's not like we were at war anyway. I know, I know, it still makes a difference. But let's not oversell it. And though she doesn't seem to believe me when I tell her this, the truth is that I did it in no small part so that Lily could go free. Besides, there are a lot of nobles who will never know their sons and daughters because they were forced to bear the cost of bringing that agreement about."
My aunt nodded. "All true enough. But that's politics for you. There are no heroes. Only heroic narratives about people whose policies created as many losers as winners, or who happened to be in the right place at the right time." She paused, tipped back her mug.
I wanted to disagree, but maybe I was just too idealistic.
"Anyway, my point is, yes, I do think I've got a knack for this, and yes, Wendy and I work well together. But neither of us cares if you get most of the credit for what we do. What matters most to me is that you're not a tyrant like your cousin was, or like my mother was, for that matter. I think I might like to sit on the throne when you've decided you've had enough, assuming Melanie and Sean can be persuaded to wait a little longer. But if my turn doesn't come for some time yet, or never does at all, I won't complain. I find what I'm doing now to be plenty rewarding." She reached across the table and smacked my wrist, "And if none of that was true, I'd tell
We leaned across the small table and kissed.
Settling back into my chair, I said, "Well, as I'm sure Iva the All-Seeing has already guessed, I'm stepping down."
Iva sipped her coffee without comment.
"I have only one condition. Or maybe it's more like a request, because there's no sense in trying to bluff with you. If you say no, I'll be sad, but the throne will still be yours."
She raised an eyebrow at me. "And that is?"
"I want you to issue an official pardon for Brianna."
"Of course," she said without hesitation.
Iva kicked my shin gently. "Yes, really, stupid. Remember when I told you how pleased I was that you showed her mercy? Why wouldn't I?"
"I don't know. I mean, it was you and Jack who deposed her. But, you're right. I guess I knew you wouldn't have a problem with that. It's actually her I'm more worried about. She doesn't seem to think she deserves forgiveness. Maybe it will be easier for you to get through to her than it was for me though."
"I'll do my best," my aunt said.
"You do have a way with women,," I said with a grin.
women, right?" she said.
"No, certainly not," I said, staring at her with animal lust.
There were more details I wanted to talk through with her. But just as quickly as that, we both decided it was time to put the conversation on hold for a little while.
Lily was absolutely ecstatic at the news.
For what it was worth, she approved of my decision to name Iva as a successor. But then, if I'd told her that I'd handed the court over to Silas, even that might not have have dampened her mood. Certainly nothing short of that would.
"So how hard will it be for me to convince you to move back to the mortal world?" she asked, eyes wide and lips turned up in a smile even as she spoke.
"I don't mean like this sister of yours I keep hearing about but apparently will never meet. I just mean instead of moving back and forth all the time, let's make a real go of blending in. Getting to know our neighbors. Keeping up with the Joneses. Being monogamous. At least, for the most part. I mean, obviously we'll visit your family from time to time. Like on holidays. But we've got a lot of time until our kids come of age. Wouldn't you love to see what it's like to be a normal couple for a while? Then when our kids come of age, we can dive right back into the depravity, head first, and it will feel like we're discovering it all for the first time, the same as them. Doesn't that sound perfect?" she said.
I drew a deep breath.
Which was apparently the wrong answer.
I wasn't even sure I was going to say no, though the idea was a little scary. But before I could say anything, Lily buried her head in my neck and mumbled, "Oh, god, you hate the idea, don't you? I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I don't care if we stay involved in this world. All I want is to be with you, baby."
Her Libido had all but emptied out.
"Even if we live in the Homelands, it will still be two years before they come of age," I said, noncommittally. "I mean, have you ever tried living an honest life? Paying bills?"
"No," she said. "I never even saw the mortal world until I'd already come of age. It seems so strange to me. Strange, and quaint, and romantic."
Whoa. "Really? Your people don't-"
She shrugged. "Some do. It's not like you can generalize from my family to the whole Shadowed Glade. We're not even a particularly influential family. Which, I guess, was the point. My father was determined to raise his little princess to marry well enough to change that. And that meant learning the ways of the Homelands. All day. Every day."
"Wait...did he...before you came of age?"
"No, no. Not that. It's only you lesser immortals that think there's nothing to who we are, to what powers we have, than what they do for us in the bedroom. I just mean that he started teaching me how to use my powers in all the other ways since the day I could crawl. I turned into a wolf before I could swim. And I'd killed men with my bare hands, felt their warm blood in my mouth, long before I'd pleasured them or tasted cum."
But what was I say to that? That I didn't know? Of course not. She hadn't told me.
For a reason.
After a fashion, I asked, "Is that why you ran away?"
"I didn't run away," she said. "Should have. But I didn't. When he started to realize that I wasn't going to get any stronger, my father disowned me, and had the king exile me."
"Any stronger? He thought you were weak
She laughed. "Sweetie, don't take this the wrong way, but your people have strange notions about what strong is. Your grandmother knows better, though. Iva too."
Yes, of course Grandma did. That explained that comment at the wedding.
"My father," Lily continued, "who's hardly the most powerful of our kind, makes Silas look like a newborn pup. Only the very weakest amongst us wouldn't. Like me."
"Damn," I said.
"I've never been able to decide whether I wanted to prove him wrong and make something of myself, or turn my back on his world entirely and immerse myself in the mortal world. I don't think I'm cut out for the former. So lately I've been thinking I'd love to try the latter. Especially since I've found someone I can see myself being happy with."
"Baby, don't take this the wrong way," I said. "I care about you. A lot. But if you're looking to walk away from this life, even if 'just' for eighteen years, I'm not sure I'm your man. Ever since I was initiated into this world, I've wanted to know more about it, to be more involved with it. I don't mind playing mortal now and then to spice things up, but it sounds like you want something that I can't give you."
She tensed up. "So that's it? We're not even negotiating?"
"No, no, I didn't say that."
"Sounded like it," she said, voice cold.
I tried to kiss her. She pulled away. Planting a hand firmly on the back of her neck, I tried again. She turned to the side, giving me her cheek. But when I still didn't relent, she sighed and sought my lips out.
We kissed gently at first. Nibbling each other's lips, mostly. Then more and more open mouthed. Our tongues joined the dance. Our kisses steadily headed towards passionate. Vigorous even. Our hips started rocking.
She whimpered softly as I ripped her panties away and slowly guided my fat cock past her dripping wet folds into her warm cave.
As my second cock pushed gently past the ring of muscle and deep into her ass, she whispered, "Oh, fuck, yes, baby. I love when you do that."
It didn't take her long to reach her first climax.
I threw her down onto the bed after that. She lay flat on her stomach, her hips slightly upraised, as she begged me to ravage her.
With a good, firm slap of her ass, I told my wife to grow another hole. She wiggled of her hips and did as instructed. I grew two more cocks and slowly worked all four of them inside her. Two went in her pussy. One of those was thinner, shorter, and hooked wildly so that it would directly stimulate her G-spot. The two that entered each of her brown holes were tapered so she could slowly get used to them as they drove ever deeper into her bowels. Of course, floating hands and spectral mouths attended to the rest of her.
She either came nearly a dozen times in a row or had one long orgasm with brief lulls. One way or another, she was cumming her brains out for close to ten minutes straight.
I had no small number of orgasms myself. Not continuously for several minutes, unfortunately, but I was hardly missing out on the fun.
As we lay in bed, trying to catch our breath, I noticed an envelope sitting atop my wife's dresser. "Has my baby got a secret admirer?" I asked, slipping out of bed.
"Don't read that!"
I stepped back. "Why? You don't think I care if some minor lordling is sending you love letters, do you?"
"It's nothing," she said, snatching the envelope down from the dresser.
"Lil," I said.
"No," she said, clutching it tight against her bare breasts.
Well, that settled it. I obviously had to know what was in that envelope.
Three Franks surrounded my wife. When she pulled away from the grasping hands of one, another slipped the envelope out of her hands. Once I had it in my hands, I dropped back down to just the one body.
"I should have burned it the minute it arrived," she said, sobbing. "I couldn't decide whether I'd be able to forgive myself though."
It was addressed to me. And written in my mother's handwriting. I yanked the letter out, letting the envelope drop to the floor.
All it said was, "Bobby is your uncle. We're going to come home as soon as we can. But we need to take care of some things here first. I hope to see you soon. Love, Mom."
you're going to leave me," Lily said, crying. "I fucked it all up!"
I dropped the letter to the floor and pulled my wife tight against me, stroking her hair. "Sh, sh. It's okay. No one's leaving anyone, baby. We'll get through this."
"Really?" she asked, sniffling.
"Really," I said and kissed her forehead.
"Yes," I said. I took her by the hand and led her back to bed. We lay there, cuddling, hardly speaking a word, for a long time. Even after Lily stopped crying, I just held her and kissed the back of her head or her shoulders again and again.
After a while, Lily broke the relative silence. "You really think this can still work?"
"Yes," I said, without hesitation.
Lily rolled out of my arms, turned to face me, then crawled back and climbed atop me. We kissed for a while, our hands getting friskier and friskier. It wasn't long before I was hard. Without a word, my wife took me by the hand and guided me inside her.
She rocked her hips gently at first, but her pace rapidly accelerated, and we were soon fucking each other wildly.
Just as I felt my balls start to pump up and down, in preparation for what was sure to be an intense orgasm, I heard my wife whisper, all but inaudibly, "I'm sorry. I really wanted it to work between us."
And then I felt her energy bearing down on me.
Realizing what was about to happen, I panicked. And did something I instantly regretted.
I should have simply pulled out. Should have teleported away. Should have done something, anything, other than what I did. There had to have been other options. Had to be. But, fearing for my life, I did the unthinkable.
I Devoured my wife.
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