The Beast of Bodmin Moor
Phin was a revelation. Within seconds, Jake realised that he’d expected his ethereal sprite to be all molten limbs and soft sighs. Phin, as ever, belied belief. He was a force of nature, ferocious with need. Every bit as insatiable as he was incorrigible.
“Stop doing fretting, Foxy won’t hurt me…Mmore…”
Listen to him, f’chrissakes. Even if you’re too bloody-minded to admit I’d rather drop dead than hurt a hair on his head.
How he’d ached to heed Phin’s pleas, but Jake hadn’t trusted himself any more than Jack’s word. The mutt was too wily to ‘do believing’, too instinctive to vow bugger-all. His ‘word’ meant nothing, the pub car park had proved that. In full, inglorious technicolour with surround sound. At least there he’d had space to ensure Phin’s safety. As opposed to buried balls deep in his body, without so much as a hairsbreadth of room in which to err. This, alongside irises that gleamed with inhuman luminosity—azure rather than amber—in readiness. Casting an ominous glow over Phin’s angel face, bleaching it of life; except for those eyes—ablaze with dark fire. Devouring all else.
Refusing to cede to their dual demands had felt a helluva lot like trying to read The Guardian while sitting on a deck chair in a hurricane. Jake had been afraid of failing Phin on two legs, from the very start..but the true terror? Finishing on four.
“Stop doing fretting. Foxy won’t hurt me.”
How had Phin been so sure? Jake sure as shit hadn’t been. But it was Phin whose instincts proved finer-tuned than Jake’s, supposedly supernatural, faculties. When his subterranean self had shimmered to the forefront, as he’d known damn well it would, the outcome that so terrorised Jake hadn’t torn Phin apart. The very same shiver of heat that charged the air seemed…somehow changed. Rather than ride roughshod over Jake and imperil Phin; the raw, primal power had enveloped them, untouched at the eye of the storm.
The only ‘shift’ Jake’s deranged senses had been able to detect was subtle, in the base notes of his own scent…and a distinct difference in Phin’s. Impending orgasm? Impossible to tell with liquid flame coursing through his veins and a torrent of far too much infusing his every breath. Inevitable, when Phin was too much personified and Jake was buried in his body. A Phin whose extensive vocabulary had been tossed overboard in favour of one word—morrrre—wielded far too frequently with nary a care for consequence whatsoever. Of course.
They would have ripped him in half if they’d done as Phin demanded. Even Jake’s furry foe, who’d been dead set on doing Phin’s bidding from the moment they met—
Your civil war is too tedious for words. You’d already be bloody ‘furry’, you blithering idiot, if that’s what we wanted.
There is no We.
Keep telling yourself that and fuck this up too, then. Why change the habits of a lifetime for something as horrifying as happiness? To be honest, I’d be inclined to agree if his didn’t matter more than yours. Selfish tosspot.
Jack had never felt closer to the surface of Jake’s conscious self, which was terrifying. A thought so sinister it made a mockery of the fact Jack seemed…strangely calm. Not least when Jake had been terrified the jackal would seize the chance to snatch back the reins. Instead? Jake found himself no longer sure where he ended and Jack began. Or where they ended and Phin began.
How the hell Jack—hot-wired into doing Phin’s bidding—had managed to deny them both, Jake couldn’t fathom. Despite every indication to the contrary (and excruciating lesson learned), the realisation that he couldn’t hold out a second longer didn’t prove the horror show Jake had dreaded. Save for the destination of an orgasm so befittingly excessive it felt intent on turning him inside out…and quite capable of killing one of them. At least.
Jake had determined on pulling out. Denying himself that much had been his last hope, when it became clear that was the only option he had left. His solitary means of safeguarding Phin, for every reason that suggested itself. Two in particular. First and foremost, Jake hadn’t been convinced that Jack could—or worse, would—contain himself in its throes, when it mattered most and Jake was least able to keep a grip on himself. Secondly—if only in survival terms—was averting what seemed the most surefire way of ensuring that Phin’s life, as he knew it, was over.
Jake had done his damnedest. That he could vow, on pain of death.
Ever the hero…
Why Jack? WHY?
Why not, when it was too late?
From the first. Before the first. Don’t plead innocence, it doesn’t become you. You knew. Except for being so bloody stubborn—to punish yourself, I might add—you’ve done bugger all to bypass your ‘worst fear’. Slobber in an open wound? Allowing Phin to swallow your load? You’ve done little else but fill him with body fluids since the moment we met. Intravenous infusion? Check. Ingestion? Check. How the bejeezus did you fool your batshit brain into believing that coming over all Catholic would ‘safeguard’ Phin from the ‘fate’ you claim to abhor?
Claim? I loathe you with every fibre of my fucking being. Was it imperative to all-but shatter his bones, t’boot?
There is not a bruise on Phin’s body, and you know it. Nor have his bones ever been less likely to ‘shatter’. Let’s humour you for a mo, though—in which case—Phin would still bound out of bed, as right as rain in the morning. Now, if you’ve quite finished being tedious for five minutes? I have some wallowing in afterglow to attend to…
Quite aside from ‘wallowing in afterglow’, which inhabits a realm beyond ridicule: Tedious? You’ve been watching way too much Sherlock.
Well, that’s one thing less for you to fret about. We have our very own luscious legs to salivate over now. Just sayin.
Couldn’t you at least use ‘lust’, you slathering mutt?
Nope. Gild your own lilies all you like, lightweight.
This torrent of inanity rioted around Jake’s head at warp speed in the few seconds Jake spent with his forehead pressed to a silken expanse of sweat-slick chest. Breathing Phin in, listening the hectic beat of his heart slow, steady to a sure, strong rhythm.
Residual fear plagued Jake’s conscience, despite every sense insisting that Phin was as healthy as a—assuredly not a horse. More to the point, Jake could smell that he was as fit as a fiddle (a far less foreboding simile). It wasn’t so much the absence of blood—nor the scent spattered in silvery trails across porcelain skin—but the cinnamon-infused husky musk of…satisfaction. Sweeter than Jake’s own: Irish Cream to their Whiskey.
Phin…are you okay?”
“Hmmm…very okay. I won’t say told ya so though, cos that would be unseemly.”
“You are incorrigible…and quite shameless,” Jake groaned, before abruptly lifting his head to glower at Phin with naked fear ablaze in his eyes. “You should have let me pull out. I could’ve killed you.”
“Oh parp. I didn’t want you to do pulling out. I wanted to feel you filling me up.”
If there was an answer to that, it sure as hell wasn’t about to suggest itself any time soon. Jack was no help. It clearly took dedication to maintain that much smug.
With your record of being right, you probably shouldn’t bet on it.
Left without a leg to stand on (cue snickers from the rear end), Jake figured it would be wise to utilize his tongue in a far more useful fashion. That was his excuse and he was sticking to it...before their skin suffered a similar fate. Not an altogether unfortunate prospect, it must be admitted, but somewhat…limiting.
“Where are you gohmmm…” Phin’s query dissolved in a happy hum of sound when Jake’s shuffle backwards reaped its rewards. After lapping up every last drop he slid along spit-slick skin to tug a taut nipple with teasing teeth and torture its twin in turn. The first sent sharp hips snapping off the bed and the second clamped Phin’s palm to his nape.
“Jaake…” Tugged harder, eliciting a purr of pleasure so potent it made the mutt’s ears prick up and the rest of that sentence…a superfluous rearrangement of words. Already?
No way. Have you lost the plot? He won’t be able to sit down for a week, as it is.
Obviously. That being about how long it took a grisly head wound to heal…
Was the eye-roll necessary?
Some things are too satisfying to resist. Particularly when there’s no reason to…
“Yes, Phin?” Only a coma could have blinded Jake’s senses to the obvious…and even that didn’t seem a sure thing.
“Does this….” Phin slid his free hand between their bodies and clamped it around Jake’s clearly up for seconds cock. “…mean we can do it again?”
“I’m beginning to fear you’ll be fighting me off with a broom before I’m done…” Jake owned, apparently done with all sense of decency. Human or otherwise. “…which will be never.”
“I don’t do brooming.” Phin noted, after pondering that for a nanosecond. “I shake the rug outside to freshen it up a bit. Jake, I couldn’t be too much glad about that. I never ever, want you to do stopping…”