Difficult but not Impossible by Sorrean of Vulcan and Awapuhi Kaleohano ***warning***This contains adult content*** Sorrean snuggled against the soft form next to him. It amused him quite a bit as he couldn't quite remember the last time he had snuggled against anything or anyone. She made a very good snuggler though, very warm and comfortable. ~~Good morning, k'diwa. Are you still sleeping?~~ Awa opened her eyes, a lazy smile in them and on her face. ~~Only resting and enjoying this~~ she told him, still pressed against him. "Comfortable?" "Extremely," he purred, his hand drifting down her waist and hip. ~~When does your shift start?~~ "Have you slept enough? I do not wish you to fall asleep on duty." She chuckled lightly at that. "I've never done that," she said with mock affront. Kissing him lightly, she peered over at the wall chrono. "A few hours yet. All sorts of busy work." "Good, then we can breakfast together." He held her even tighter, a smile soft on his lips. "I believe the only woman I have ever had breakfast with is my mother." "No female crew mates that can handle you in the morning?" she asked. "I should think you'd make for wonderful conversation in the morning." "I am not one for fraternising," he mused before laughing cheerfully at how foolish that sounded. "You are my first, k'diwa." "First as in...oh my, of course," she said, almost to herself, her face coloring under her tan. "I would never have known that." "Of course first. I had never wished to before last night. You were in my arms, dancing yet you felt as if you were in my heart already." He gave her a lopsided smile. "Does that make sense?" "Lovely smile," she teased. "If you were Human then you might have said 'love at first sight' or kismet." She kissed him lightly. "I think I knew it, too, but wouldn't see it simply because I thought it impossible." His hand came to rest on her arm and he stroked it gently. "Difficult is not impossible, k'diwa. But I will admit that this was not how I intended wooing you into marrying me." She felt a completely girlish giggle bubble up. "You were intending to anyway? Can I ask why?" "That is a very pretty laugh, Awapuhi," he mused with a smile. "I wished to marry you because you were the very first woman to make me step back and see. I am not a fanciful man, k'diwa, but I knew when I first saw you that I wished to know you better. Now that I do, I love you." "And hearing that and feeling it will be enough during those times that both have to pretend nothing exists. That will be harder for me than you I think." Sorrean frowned, reaching to brush her cheek. "Do you resent this then? We can have it broken by the priestesses." "No!" And then, ~~No! I resent nothing. I can face any challenge just knowing you're there, Sorrean, but it'll be interesting if we ever slip up. It'll be me that does, that much I know.~~ ~~Are you prescient then, k'diwa?~~ he teased as he kissed her gently. "Perhaps I will be the one to. You forget my best friend is the captain." "Not prescient," she said with a wink. "Just self aware." She rested a hand under his chin. "I hate to have to get up." "Then do not. If you have many hours before work stay here," he chuckled. "Why get up when you are so comfortable." She made a show of considering the matter even as she looked at their bodies so close together. He was strong and leanly muscled and, she supposed, how one might imagine a Vulcan to look but only more so. The man was as beautiful on the outside as he was on the inside. She was no rail thin cadet but her well defined shaped fit perfectly against his. Her hand stroked lightly down his back toward his buttocks, smoothing over them. "Would you have ever laughed before this?" she wondered, even as her hand still stroked his bare skin. He hummed softly, his eyes closed in blissful enjoyment of the feelings she invoked. "I am not the most expressive of men. But yes I have laughed before. Diel has managed to make me laugh at times. Twice, I believe." ~~For you, my lady, I will laugh easily. You inspire merriment in me~~ ~~You are very expressive. It's just not the same as what people are used to. Still waters run deep after all~~ "I want to see him provoke that in you then. It might be all I can do to not laugh myself then," she said brightly, still caressing his skin. "The very first time was when he tried to dance a tango," he mused, smiling at the memory. "My friend has perfect rhythm when it comes to his tribal dances but the Latin beat just does not suit his style." ~~Do not stop, Awapuhi~~ he groaned happily. ~~I'll see about that~~She smiled slyly at him as her hand brushed across his belly then lower. "I want to teach you hula one day. Completely different rhythm ." Letting out a very faint hiss, he arched toward her hand. Total bliss crossed his face as she touched him. "Teach me anything, k'diwa..." Fingers curled delicately around him, stroking his length lightly. ~~The first and most important thing is that there is no shame in this, no shame in enjoying that which is between a man and his wife~~ He drew a shuddering breath, his cheeks tingeing slightly with a cross between lust and embarrassment. Reaching down, he stilled her hand then drew it to lay on his chest. "I was not ashamed of you, Awapuhi. Believe me on this. I was ashamed that you had seen it, seen me when I was purely an animal." "It is simply a part of who you are, Sorrean, and I accept that wholeheartedly," she said as she kissed the tip of his nose. "No joke last night. You really are sexy." He rolled his eyes then smirked at her. "That is not something many Vulcans aspire to, you know." Laughing again, she hugged him tightly then kissed his cheek. "You're funny and you know you did that on purpose," she said, her eyes shining. Her arms still around him, she snuggled closer. "And what other dreams do you have, my sexy and funny man?" "My dreams..." he sighed as he cuddled her to his chest, stroking her hair softly. "I would have aspired to kolinahr," he told her. "But now I know that is something I am not strong enough for." "And you can't because of....this?" she asked, sighing softly at his touch. "Because I hold too much passion," he said softly as he let his fingers drift to her waist then lower to brush over the soft hair. "I enjoy this too much." "Mmm..that's not a bad thing," she purred, shifting slightly. ~~There is no shame in this, Sorrean.~~ ~~I know. Please do not mistake my loss of one dream for regret~~ His fingers became more insistent, sliding gently inside her. ~~I regret nothing.~~ She let out a soft hiss, arching her back slightly to give him more room. She might have thought that she was too sated, too tired, after his passions the night before but she found that she was than willing and ready for his attention. ~~I'm glad.~~ With gentle strokes, he tickled inside her, breathing in her scent and enjoying her reactions. ~~I am in love with you, Awapuhi~~ he told her seriously. If he were any other man, she would have doubted that but what she felt in his thoughts matched his words. She felt that love in her thoughts. ~~I feel it~~ she said joyfully even as she moaned at his attentions. "So you should," he almost purred as he leaned down to kiss her lips tenderly even as he increased the strength of his tickling. Her hands clutching at his shoulders, she cried out with total abandon as his touch brought her, yet again, to a peak. "Oh, don't stop!" ~~Please don't. I need you.~~ He eased his movements as her body shook against his then finally stopped them. ~~I am here for you forever~~ "I have to stop sometime," he mused, stroking her side. "I doubt Diel would appreciate this on his Bridge." Her breath still shuddering from the intensity of the after effects, Awa kissed him softly. ~~That was wonderful.~~ "You doubt it and I know it. I doubt exhibitionism is in either of our futures." His cheeks coloured at even the thought of it. ~~Please, never? I am sorry, Awapuhi, but you are mine to have in private, not for the whole world to see at any level~~ ~~Aside from the fact that it would give my mother a stroke, I would never do that to you. I respect you too much and you've already said you would show me your love when we are alone.~~ ~~Thank you~~ He let out a sigh of relief as he cuddled her to his side. "I do fear that you will resent me at times." Chuckling at his obvious relief, she playfully mussed his hair more than it already was. "I might but it will be my own fault for not remembering what we've promised. I ask forgiveness in advance." "Given with ease and pleasure." He kissed her forehead then breathed in the scent of her hair. "Will you promise to tell me of those times?" "You smell good, Sorrean," she whispered. ~~I will. You deserve that honesty.~~ ~~Thank you~~ "Thank you for you."