On Love’s Wings

Sorry this one is a little short. 🙂

On Love’s Wings copyright c. 2016 T.A. Chase

Part Twenty-Five-

Miataga watched while Ari interacted with the elders. It was obvious that Ari’s parents hadn’t told them anything, using their inside information to take advantage of the others. The hostility toward them was building and Miataga hoped it didn’t explode until after he and Ari had left.

He didn’t want either one of them involved in the shit that was about to happen. It wasn’t Ari’s fault his parents lied. He’d trusted them to explain everything to the villagers and they didn’t. Miataga would keep an eye on the situation and if it seemed like things were going to get worse, he’d talk to Ari about leaving.

“Have you really been friends for a long time?”

Turning, he smiled at Rayme. “Do you want the truth? If you don’t think you can deal with it, we’ll just keep the story I’ve told.”

She laughed. “Don’t worry about my sensibilities, Miataga. I know you’re his lover. They all know it, though they won’t acknowledge it. I don’t care.”

“All right then. He hired me to come on this trip with him. I met him the night we left Sendler.” Miataga leaned closer to her. “I work in one of the Loving Houses in the lower city.”

Rayme’s eyes widened, but she didn’t move away. “I’ve wondered who would work there. Yet to be honest, even though I knew you had probably just met, he trusts you in a way I’ve never seen him with anyone else.”

Miataga shrugged. “Maybe it’s because I don’t want anything from him. You would think that being a whore, I’d be interested in getting every thing I could get.” He shook his head. “There’s nothing I need, except a friend.”

“You’re friends as well as lovers?” She seemed surprised.

“Certainly. I’ll admit it’s not something I usually am with my clients. But this trip is more than him just having someone around to have sex with. At least that’s what I’m thinking. You’d have to ask him about why he chose me. He is an amazing man. Trust me, I have a lot of experience with them.”

Both he and Rayme laughed when she nodded.

“I know what you mean. Ariste has always been my favorite of Jemsel’s siblings. I wish we could spend more time together, but I understand that the military calls him away.” She rolled her eyes. “And he can’t stand his parents all that much any more.”

Pursing his lips, Miataga glanced over at Mr. Dosterta then back at Rayme. “I can’t blame him all that much,” he whispered. “I hope you don’t hate me for saying that.”

Rayme edged closer and murmured, “I agree. My mother-in-law drives me crazy.”

3 Responses “On Love’s Wings”

  1. Bobbi says:

    Can’t wait for ma and pa get theirs.

  2. Short but telling. Thanks!

  3. josexpressions says:

    Every little bit helps. Thanks, T.A. 🙂

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