And he kisses her back, passionately, all thoughts forgotten for a moment, years of repressed thoughts and desire coming to the fore, his arms enclosing her like he would never let her go.
But then, because he is he, he comes to his senses, and releases her, short of breath, the hurt apparent in his voice and eyes
Lady cygna, are you sure? I... I am not... right...
This infuriates him. He has this blind spot regarding cygna, in that he has extreme difficulty to conceive of people not perceiving her like he does. This is so obvious!!!
Then let them think. You shouldn't fear shame for the opinion of morons and fools that judge you without knowing you. These are not worth knowing, nor considering.
This breaks Hiems heart.
The scars on her back, he thinks of the pain she must have felt when these were done, and afterwards.
And to see her like this, so much like him in her restraint...
This is absolutely not sexual, in any way. He justs feels so much pain for her.
He'll take a blanket, and wrap it over her, and hold her gently.
After a moment, he'll say quietly to her ear: This doesn't matter to me. You do. And I am here, and I won't leave you.
Yes And the fool would almost smile back and hold her hand, without thinking about it, while the grogs behind would be all "!!!!"
Well, the biggest problem will be with him mostly accepting that, yes, cygna really does want this with him, seriously, that she's not doing this out of pity. And that she isn't deluded by his appearance. And he'll always have doubts
So long as they're in bed, he'll hold her, even if it is just a hand, like wanting to make sure that this was real, fearful to lose her.
When she speaks about Her, he'll come down crashing. Panic arising, and cygna will perceive this, the fear, the urge to flee before being hurt again, his body tensing.
He'll hear her out, but won't be able to say anything. He'll just hold her even more, both touched by cygna's gentle words and kindness, yet fearful that she may not realize what he is.
Maybe this can happen over time (and this doesn't preclude the lost love flaw either), but not until after a few years
Wrote something on the other thread... I keep thinking we might mix it all to have something great
Like it happens as as wrote, with the crucial moment being the conversation we've had here, culminating with Cygna kissing hiems and all that ensues.