Chapter 43 – I Am Thirsty For You (1) 19
Riftan cradled her head on one of his hands, before his free hand trailed to the necklace that rested around her neck.
“Wha- why are you….”
Max gasped, her words trailing off as his hand had moved down further from the necklace to touch the bare skin above the plunging neckline of her dress. She looked around in embarrassment. Thankfully, everyone was too engrossed in their own conversation and not a single person had looked their way. She let out a shaky sigh of relief, before pushing his arm away, but he would not budge.
Riftan fixed her with a deep look, the blaze from the embers reflected in his dark eyes. He toyed with the few strands of loose hair that had flown down the back of her neck, lightly caressing the area around her shoulder bone with his fingertips.
Her body trembled at the electric feeling she was experiencing, from her back down to her toes. His hand slowly winded down, from her back then to her waist, wrapping his arm around her. Max felt her face flush at the softness of the skin contact, Riftan’s gaze never straying far from her face.
“Ri, Riftan…” she stuttered at him, and he let out another small smile.
“My wife seems to be tipsy so I shall take my leave first.” He said to the knights who were fully absorbed in conversation.
The knights who were chatting just a moment ago looked at the two and gave them a look of understanding, if their knowing glances and suggestive winks sent their way were anything to go by. Max was certain her face was dyed a deep red and felt she could die on the spot from the sheer embarrassment she was feeling.
“Let’s go.” He whispered at her ear before he began to pull her away from the crowd and towards the entrance, ignoring the encouragement, catcalls, and whistles the knights gave them as they left.
Max stumbled out of the dining hall after him as he pulled her away, her wrist grasped in his hand. They passed through a lavatory, cleaning their soiled hands from the feast before Riftan’s footsteps rushed out again. She couldn’t help but look around the change in scenery as they continued to walk away. Despite the wall lamps shining light onto the outside hallway, some parts were still too dark for her to clearly see. She blinked her eyes as she tries to adjust at the lack of brightness. Even the moonlight wasn’t able to shed some light, thanks to the opaque glass of the windows.
Still, it wasn’t able to shelter her from the natural chill the night brought within the halls, sending shivers up her arms.
“Ri- Riftan… just, just a bit slo-slower…”
Max stuttered, but he didn’t seem to be listening to her, as she still kept on tripping with him unashamedly keeping up with the fast pace. When it was clear he wasn’t listening to her, she attempted to yank her arm away from his grip before she felt the air knocked out of her as her back hit the wall!
She stifled a gasp as she saw Riftan trap her with his body. They stopped by the staircase, and Max could feel her quickening breaths, before she felt the air leave her body once more as Riftan connected their lips.
The kiss was wild, full of teeth and biting, and possessiveness. She felt herself beginning to lose herself in the kiss, her grasp tightening on his arm, her nails digging into the cloth. It wasn’t their first kiss, she’d tasted him a number of times, but it still left her reeling with the rush of a first kiss every single time they would.
Riftan moved from her lips, trailing wet kisses on her jaw, down to the side of her neck. He suckled on the soft skin, before he went back to her own mouth once more, and their tongues began to battle for dominance.
“I’ve been thinking about this all day,” Riftan muffled between kisses, “Every time I saw you look at some other guy instead of me, I can barely contain myself in marking you for mine.”
He growls at her, a feral sound in her ears. Max barely held back a moan as she felt the vibrations rumble at his chest.
She was certain that by now her heart was beating so hard against her own chest, threatening to burst. His calloused hands moved up to the nape of her neck, pulling her further into him, if that was any more possible.
He moved them up the stairs, taking one step at a time, still taking the sweet time to kiss her senselessly, never once breaking contact. She clung on to him in desperation and ecstasy, fear of falling and the promise of tonight making her head spin. Why is it that everytime he would touch her, she can’t seem to think properly?
Even when she knew he was once someone that made her uncomfortable, someone that made her scared?
“Damn it, why are the stairs so long.” He groaned in frustration, before his hands went up her skirt, caressing her thighs. Max let out an involuntary shriek at the touch.
“No! I don’t–I don’t want to… in, in a place like this…” she whined, gasping at the building sensations inside her, before her words were drowned in a searing kiss.
Her arms clung on to his neck, her body shivering not entirely due to the chilly night air anymore. His fingers trailed up further her thighs, reaching the edge of her underwear, before slipping past it, finding her sweet spot.
She could hear his ragged breaths right next to her ear. Her heart was thumping so loudly, it hurt as she felt more and more wanton by the second.
“I want to go inside like this.”
She clung to his shoulder, digging her fingers deeper as she let out puffs of hot breath. She fiercely struggled, making herself flush deeper into his chest. Somehow, she was still lucid enough to fear someone could be watching them as they’re hidden by the shadows.
Another shiver went up her spine, whether from fear or passion, she could not tell anymore.
His hot lips went back and forth her earlobes, neck and clavicle while his firm fingers slowly rubbed on the tender skin. She moved as he had taught her ever since day one before Riftan clamped his teeth on her skin and suckled hard till it hurt. He moved like a starved wolf who couldn’t wait to eat the first prey he caught in ages.
“I can’t bring myself to resist,” He mumbled against her skin, “Even if I die, I’ll want to do this tonight.”
With his last bout of strength for the day, he leaped up the remaining flight of stairs with great haste, as Max held onto his torso for dear life.
As soon as they reached their room, he yanked the door open, before closing it almost immediately, tearing into her clothes, until her peaks were exposed clearly in the bright room. She muffled a scream as she stared at her heaving chest, all flushed and taut before he dived down, devouring her perk tips into the warmth of his mouth.
Riftan couldn’t wait loool