Chapter XIII: That Night

LES: Yes! They are married! But, now, Keira's got to tell her new husband that they will be starting a family much sooner than they thought.

Back at Jak's house, the newly-weds moved into the house, Jak carrying Keira in his arms in the traditional bridal-style. But when they had crossed the threshold, he didn't set her down. Instead, he began to kiss every inch of skin he could reach.

Keira laughed. "Jak... you can put me down now."

"But you're so light." Jak said. "I could hold you like this forever."

"I'm not questioning your strength." Keira laughed. "I was just wondering how you're going to take advantage of our wedding night if you won't put me down."

Jak saw the wisdom in her words and carefully set her down. And, at that moment, Daxter chose to walk in, bringing a loud growl from Jak's throat.

"Hey, don't worry." Daxter said with a boyish wink. "I wouldn't dare try to interupt your wedding night! I just stopped by to tell you two that I'll be staying with Tess tonight to give you time to... you know. Who knows, I may even be gone a few days. So... enjoy yourselves and have fun... Mr. and Mrs. Mar!" Daxter laughed at having called his two friends 'Mr. and Mrs.' Daxter gave them the thumbs up sign and walked back out of the house.

As soon as Daxter was gone, the newly-weds leapt into each other's arms, kissing each other passionately. When they pulled apart, Jak whispered in her ear. "You looked absolutely beautiful today... and I'm not just talking about that dress." Keira blushed, dispite herself. "Where did Samos get such a beautiful dress?"

Keira didn't answer right away. "This dress belonged to my mother." She said softly. "Daddy said... after I put it on... that I looked just like her... like my mother." Against her will, she felt tears form in her eyes.

Jak pulled his new wife into a tight embrace. "Your mother must've been... beautiful then." He said softly.

"I just... I just wish I could have known what she was like." Keira said.

It was something that Jak could understand. He hadn't known his own father as well as he would have liked, even when he had been alive. Jak put a finger under her chin and lifted her face so he could look into her eyes, eyes that he loved. "I know that nothing could ever replace a real mother, just as nothing can replace a real father. But you've got my mother for a mother-in-law now, and Anastasia loves you. I do not have a real father, but I have your father. Just think of it this way..." Jak smiled. "Between us, we've got one complete set of parents."

Keira laughed. "I guess you're right. I love you, Jak." She finished in a whisper. "I want you to show me... show me what it really means to be husband and wife."

Jak smiled lovingly. "I'd love to show you." He lowered his face to hers and gave her a tender, passionate kiss.

Keira returned the kiss with equal passion, but also simply enjoying his taste, as they had been seperated for several days. And, to two soul-mates, a moment spent apart seems to last forever, in a bad sort of way. And every moment spent together was an eturnity, but the good type.

Without wasting another second on any more meaningless words, Jak set to work undoing her dress. Normally, they would have carelessly tossed the discarded clothes aside, but Jak knew how much the dress must mean to Keira, so he gave her the time to set it in a place where it could be put away later, and not get ruined before then. Of course, Jak did take advantage of this time to rip off his tunic. The Seal of Mar fell against his bare chest and he swiftly pulled it off.

He walked up behind Keira and undid her bra, letting it casually fall to the ground.

Keira turned around to face Jak and smiled as his eyes wandered automatically to her bare chest. The she-elf reached over and ran a hand across her husband's bare chest and smiled in such a sexy way that Jak was pratcially panting with lust. "What if I told you..." Keira began playfully. "That I wasn't in the mood for sex?"

Jak hoped to the Precursors that she was kidding, because he was most definately in the mood for sex. After a few seconds, Jak laughed. "I would say that you're not a very good liar." Keira laughed, and Jak had to join in this game. "What if I told you that I wasn't in the mood for sex?" He asked with a smile.

After a quick glance downwards, Keira smiled. "I would say that you're not much of a liar yourself." She said. "We know each other too well."

"I can live with that." Jak said with a rather wicked grin as he began to lead the near-nude she-elf to their room. Keira did not protest her husband's movements in the slightest.

They moved into the room, and Jak closed the door behind them as Keira moved over to the bed and got on, waiting for her husband to join her. Jak took slightly longer to get on the bed then Keira because he took that time to strip down to nothing.

Keira watched with a small smile playing across her face as Jak crawled on to the bed, hovering about her when he noticed that something wasn't quite right. "Why do you still have your panties on?" He demanded. Keira burst out laughing, just because of how stupid the comment sounded coming out of Jak's mouth. The elf glared at her, but not so much in anger as in embarrassment. He didn't like it when people laughed at his expense. "Never mind. I'll just take them off myself." He moved down Keira's body, planting kisses randomly on her skin, sending shivers of pleasure up her spine. Finally, he reached her underwear and slowly pulled them off, tossing them aside. And then he ran his hands up, agonizingly slow, up her legs, thighes, curves; up until he was level with his wife again.

Keira smiled, her eyes filled with love and lust. "I love you, Jak. I love you so much."

"I know." Jak said with a smile. "I love you too." He joined his lips with hers in a hungry manner and he dove deeply into his new wife.

Making love now was so different than their first time. For one thing, they were much more experienced, so they completely by-passed the 'get used to it' stage and went straight to the pleasure. They knew each other's bodies so well that, with a single caress, they could send shivers of pleasure through their soul-mate's body.

For another thing, there was their status as a married couple. Now, not only would their joining be accepted by society and tradition, but it was practically expected and encouraged. It was the only thought that remained above the feelings of their love-making. They were married! It was like a dream come true! Every time Jak kissed Keira, he kissed his wife. Every time she screamed out Jak's name in pleasure, she was really calling out her husband's name.

Jak knew exactly when Keira was approaching her climax as she dug her fingers into his scared back, and a moan of pleasure escaped her beautiful kiss-swollen lips. He felt his own climax approaching, almost like his blood was on fire... in a good way.

Keira reached extasy first, crying out in pleasure as the orgasm rolled over her body like a tank. It was like a million explosions of pleasure were going off all through her body.

Several seconds later, his orgasm hit him full force, and he joined Keira in her cry of pleasure.

After several seconds that seemed to last an eturnity, the orgasm faded, leaving only the after-effects of the mind-numbing pleasure.

Jak continued to kiss his wife's skin, moving up the smooth column of her throat and reaching the place where his mouth met hers in a long, passion-filled kiss. With Jak still hovering over the she-elf, he pulled her into an embrace, buring his face into her hair as to remember her smell and feel. Keira, likewise, wrapped her arms around her husband's body.

"I love you." Jak breathed in a husky, fatigue-ridden voice.

Keira smiled lovingly at her husband. "I love you too." She pulled Jak's face down to hers so they could share another passionate kiss. "I'm glad you're the one I married."

"And I'm so glad you interupted that wedding when you did." Jak said. "I don't know what I would have done if I married Ashelin and then found out you were still alive." He ran his fingers through her sweat-dampened hair.

"It doesn't matter now." Keira breathed. "I'm alive, and we're married now. Everything is as it should be."

Jak merely smiled as he ran his hand down through her hair, down her neck, over her breasts, and across the smooth plane of her stomach. And then he stopped, his hand coming to rest on her lower abdomen.

There was something different about Keira... he could almost sense it. It was almost too small for him to notice, but he noticed it now. The Light Eco in his body gave him the limited ability to sense someone's life force. It was very limited because he had to be touching said person to feel their life force, and it didn't really matter. Once he was close enough to touch something, you could probably tell the mundaine way if they are alive or not. But, along with Keira's life-force, he could sense something much smaller... a tiny source of Light Eco under his hand.

Jak heard his Light Side become active in the back of his mind. 'There's Light Eco there... there's Life...'

Life? Jak thought. He looked up at Keira in surprise. "Keira, are you preg..."

Keira pressed her finger against Jak's lips, effectively shutting him up. "Jak, before you say anything else, I just have to tell you something." She paused, her finger still pressed against Jak's lips to stop him from interuptting. He waited semi-patiently for Keira to continue again. Finally, she started again when she had gathered her wits. "Jak, I love you, and that's why I married you today. As long as we're together, we can be happy. As long as you are the man at my side, I will never doubt our love. No matter what happens in the future, we'll face the trials and we'll defeat them if we are together." Keira now removed her finger from Jak's lips, but he remained silent. "Yes, Jak, I am pregnant. I found out in the Wasteland."

"We're..." Jak paused, and swallowed nervously. "We're gonna be parents?" He finally managed to ask. Keira nodded. "I... I don't know what kind of father I'll be..."

"No, Jak. No doubts." Keira said. "I understand why you feel nervous. But all you need to do is be yourself... then you will be a greath dad."

Jak smiled at Keira and nodded. "You're right. If I try to be something I'm not, I'm bound to screw it up."

"Just love me." Keira said. "And love our baby." She pressed his hand agaisnt her stomach, where he could feel the fragile life inside her. "Then everything will turn out fine."

Jak pressed his lips to hers. When he pulled away, he smiled. "We don't have to worry about you. You're going to be a great mother."

Keira smiled back at him and pulled her new husband into another kiss. "I love you, Jak, so much." She breathed lovingly.

"I love you too." He whispered back, finally rolling off his wife and taking the place next to her on the bed. "I know I have little to offer you except my eturnal love and one other thing... protection. I'll protect you and our child with my life... I would die for you without hesitation."

"No, Jak, you must live for me, just as I must live for you. You can protect us from everything out there... and I'll protect your soul." Keira said.

"It's a deal. Someone's got to protect me from myself... and you're the perfect person." He looked at Keira and found it amusing that her eyes were half-closed with sleep. "Are you tired?" He asked.

"It's been a long day." Keira pointed out with a smile. "It's been so long since I've been able to sleep on a real bed instead of sand."

Jak laughed. "Good night, then, my beautiful wife."

"Good night." Keira breathed as she fell asleep, her naked body pressed against Jak's.

It only took a few more minutes before Jak felt sleep start to claim him. With one last look down at his new wife, Jak slowly fell asleep.

Tomorrow would be a brand new day.

Muse: This was the last chapter, right? Is the series fin?

LES: Well...

Muse: Oh great.

LES: Hey, I already discussed this with you. There's several stories left to go... at least two more. There's the sequel to this one coming out soon... 'November Born' and then there's a story that will chonical Jak and Keira's time as parents, and the things that happen to them during that time. November Born will take place a few days after this story ended. Anyway, catch ya soon with 'November Born'!