On Love’s Wings

On Love’s Wings copyright c. 2106 T.A. Chase

Part Six-

Miataga’s chest began to burn as he realized he’d forgotten to breath. He gulped in fresh air while clinging to the Commander. His heart raced with a hint of fear, yet his gaze was drawn to the land rapidly falling away from under them.

“Everything looks so small,” he commented, not sure if the Commander could hear him. “How can you ever want to walk the earth after being up here, Commander?”

“Please call me Ari.” The Commander’s voice rumbled in his chest and against Miataga’s cheek.

“You may call me Miataga, if you wish.” His customers rarely called him by his name. Most of them didn’t even know or ask what his name was. All they cared about was his ass or his mouth.

Ari shifted just a little and Vikex turned more right in the direction of the Easterly Mountains.

“It will be my pleasure to have the honor of calling you by your name. In answer to your question, it’s very difficult for me, but I can’t survive up here for long. I have to eat and Vikex needs to rest from time to time.”

He nodded. “Makes sense, but it’s so beautiful to be up here away from all the people and problems.”

“True. As long as you’re not in the middle of a battle, it’s peaceful,” Ari replied and smoothed his hand down Miataga’s back. “Are you warm enough?”

Miataga thought for a second. He hadn’t even noticed the chill until Ari asked. He snuggled a little closer to the commander and let the man’s heat burn the iciness away. “Yes, I’m fine.” Another thought shot through his head. “You aren’t the Supreme Commander, are you?”

“No.” Ari shook his head. “The Supreme Commander bonds with a golden eagle. I’m considered unique because of Vikex, but nothing more than a mere commander in the army.”

“I didn’t think so. The Supreme Commander wouldn’t lower himself to come to the lower city for a whore. If he’d wanted one, he would’ve had one of us brought to him,” Miataga murmured. “Why did you come and pick me?”

He could feel the movement of Ari’s shoulders, so he assumed the man shrugged.

“I’m not entirely sure why I picked you, though you were the first one I noticed when I walked into your establishment. It must have been the hair.” Ari tugged on the ends of Miataga’s hair. “Flames like Vikex’s feathers. I can’t believe I had the courage to ask you to come with me.”

Miataga snorted. “Why would you need courage for that? I’m a whore. I can’t very well tell you no.”

Ari buried his fingers in Miataga’s hair, rubbing the strands between his thumb and forefinger. “You’re beautiful and I’m not.”

Pushing back slightly, Miataga looked up to meet Ari’s gaze. “Are you kidding? I’ve never seen anyone who looks like you. Your bright gold eyes. I haven’t even really seen your face and I know you’re stunning. Even if you’re ugly, it wouldn’t matter to me. I’m the one person who knows that looks aren’t everything. I’ve had the most handsome men come to the Loving House. They would pick me then treat me like trash.”

He watched Ari drop his gaze to the side then back at him. “That was wrong of them. Like I said, you shouldn’t be treated bad just because you’re a whore.”

“Yet those handsome men think that because I sell my body, they have every right to treat me however they want. They might be beautiful on the outside, but their insides are uglier than the ragmen that dig through the garbage of Lower City.” Miataga wrinkled his nose before he reached up to touch Ari’s jaw under the helmet. “Will I be able to see your face soon?”

Ari covered his hand then pressed a kiss in Miataga’s palm. “Yes. Vikex will need to rest in another hour or so, and we’ll find a place to land. Once I set up our tent and make us a meal, you can see my face. I hope it doesn’t upset you.”

Miataga slid his hand around the back of Ari’s head, playing a little with the curls not covered by Ari’s helmet. He drew the commander’s mouth down to his then pressed their lips together. Thank God, Vikex can steer himself. Sweeping his tongue inside, Miataga hummed at the spicy flavor he tasted. He kept the kiss quick and light. He didn’t want to start something they couldn’t finish. Can we have sex while flying through the air? It might be more dangerous than I’m willing to try. Not that Vikex would let us do that anyway.

His giggle broke the kiss and Ari drew away from him to give him a puzzled look. “Was kissing me that funny?”

Shaking his head, Miataga giggled again before taking a deep breath. “No. I was just wondering if we could have sex while flying.”

Vikex screeched and flipped his tail, causing Ari to grab a hold of Miataga.

“I take that as a no,” Miataga commented then laughed again.

“Vikex wouldn’t like that, though I’ll be honest and say that there’s never been anyone I’d ever considered thinking about it with.” Ari patted Vikex’s shoulder. “Not that I’d disrespect him like that.”

“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean anything by it. Just a silly thought running through my head.” Miataga worried Vikex might be upset with him. He twisted to look over at the phoenix.

He saw Vikex peer back at him, and he swore the bird winked. How much did the phoenix understand of the human world? Not that it mattered. He was more concerned with Ari. Turning back, he smiled at Ari.

“It was just a thought, but here’s another. We will be having sex at some point right? I mean, that is why you asked me to come with you, right? And where are we going? Not that it matters either. I can’t very well make my way back without Vikex.”

Ari looked a little unnerved as he swallowed. “There will only be sex if you want there to be. Just because you get paid to sell your body doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice. If you don’t want us to sleep together, you can be just my companion on my journey home.”

4 Responses “On Love’s Wings”

  1. Bobbi says:

    Loving this story.

  2. Erika S. says:

    oh very nice 🙂

  3. Clarissa says:

    this is going to be a nice one to add to my collection when it comes out!

  4. josexpressions says:

    cool excerpt!

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