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The Seventh Shard - Chapter FiveNoticing that Sahil and Raksha had begun to stare at them, Indivar renewed his efforts to get Gavin off of him, this time succeeding. He had half a mind to just dump his master in the oasis, but he decided against it, instead just giving him a shove before getting to his feet and walking away to sit in the shadow of a tree overlooking the oasis. Gavin watched him for a minute, smiling and feeling actually somewhat proud of himself. Even if it had only been for a moment, he'd felt Indivar somewhat give in to the hug, which meant he hadn't really minded it, or at least, he was starting to not mind it so much. Getting to his feet now, he slipped off the new shoes he'd gotten and rolled up his pants, wading into the water. It was cool and very refreshing. Feeling the water against his skin, Gavin smiled. He understood now why oases like this were such a precious thing to desert people like his new friends.
The sun sank low in the sky now, over the eastern horizon, and Gavin stared off towa
The Seventh Shard - Chapter FourGavin stared at Indivar, worried about him now. It seemed unusual for the man to be this cuddly with anyone, or at all, really, and yet, he had his head slumped onto Gavin's shoulder, resting on him.
"You okay?" He asked, nervous. The djinn nodded, and Gavin noticed his eyelids dropping slightly, the
light in his gold eyes flickering a moment. He'd never seen Indivar this tired, even though he'd honestly only known him
for a day yet. It kind of worried him. Sighing, he nodded to Raksha, and she joined him beside the djinn, watching him carefully.
"You should allow him to rest until we reach Hamakuso.." She remarked. "His wounds are draining him, and I'm not surprised, since he only just recovered from our earlier battle with the brigands." She gestured to Harij, who nodded and lifted Indivar in his arms, carrying the tired djinn over to Nefti. Helping Indivar into Nefti's saddle, Harij quickly climbed up behind him to hold him steady.
"We should continue.." The man stated. "The darkeni
The Seventh Shard - Chapter ThreeNow with the thought in mind to pay for his new clothes, Gavin stepped out from behind the curtain, Indivar following close behind. The tailor looked up from a smaller project and grinned in delight when he saw them, clapping his lower pair of hands happily.
"I knew that would be a good fit on you, young man." He chuckled. "I just knew. Now! I made you an extra gift, if you would like it." Gavin blinked, confused.
"Huh?" The tailor shuffled over to him in excitement, and o
Seventh Shard - Chapter TwoIt didn't take them long to reach the next town, not while riding the Dune Hounds, at least. As they trotted into town, Indivar walking close to Kamat's right flank, many of the townsfolk turned their heads to watch
The Seventh ShardThe light was dim in the early sunrise, barely enough light to see his hand in front of his face, but it was of no concern to the figure atop the high dunes. The sands swept around him, swirling in the win
what love is not.it was a s l o p p y first kiss where
my drunk lips fumbled against yours.
the dull thwack of my heart,
locked behind curved ribs
cleared my groggy brain,
clouded with lustful premonitions.
it was an e l e c t r i f y i n g first kiss where
you entwined your hands in my hair.
your mouth encompassed mine and
my breath became lost in the steady
of your chest.
it was a s h y first kiss where
i pulled away before you could explore.
your tongue grazed my teeth,
searching for a way past the ivory gates.
i dug my finger into the stubble along your jaw,
my nail lulling your carnal desires.
it was my first kiss with you.
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