WHERE ANGELS FEAR
"I never knew," he whispered in awe. "Oh, James, what delights we will discover together. No wonder you humans pursue such pleasures so persistently." He patted Kirk's trembling thigh admiringly. "Is there any end to the delights your body can bestow, my Captain? Shall we find out?" The sweat-slicked body beneath his bucked and strained to throw him off but his control was now fine-tuned enough to prevent his displacement and the frantic movements set his blood racing once again.
He called Jim's name softly and reached out a hand just as Kirk groaned again and threw the sweat soaked sheet to one side. Spock froze, his hand outstretched. His gaze was drawn inexorably downward, roving over the broad, heaving chest, beaded with sweat, down over the curve of ribs. His hand trembled; how he longed to touch, to caress .
Blood stirring, the Vulcan studied the intent face above him. Jim still looked uncertain. Believing he knew the cause, Spock hurried to reassure him. "I can control my desires outside of pon farr. I will not push you into any situation you are not comfortable with, Jim. But, there is one detail you must be made aware of. Any further sexual activity outside the bond will severely threaten my controls. If you wish to indulge with another you must inform me so that I can take the necessary precautions."
"I'd never wanted another man before you, did you know that, Spock?" Spock shook his head numbly but Kirk didn't notice, just continued inexorably on. "I used to imagine what it would be like, having you make love to me. I always thought it would be beautiful. A gentle, loving experience. Not like that. I never imagined any Vulcan could be so cruel. That's why I let him have me in the first place."
Swallowing the lump filling his throat, Spock tenderly hugged his mate a little tighter, realizing by the even breathing that Jim had fallen asleep. He knew Kirk was unaware of that final confession and he would not embarrass him by divulging that he had discovered his secret. He gently intertwined their fingers. The bond allowed him the privilege of protecting his mate from any threat by any means at his disposal. When he found the Romulan Commander .
COVER by Chris Soto. ART by Shelley Butler, Pandora Guy, Terri Rett, Chris Soto, Kay Wells