"NO!" Veralidaine Sarrasri awoke to the yell. The man in bed next to her was sitting up straight, pouring sweat. He was breathing hard, and his dark brown eyes were opened wide.

"Numair?" The girl asked with a frown. She moved over in bed, gripping the mage's arm tightly, but not tightly enough to bruise. "Are you alright?" she asked, concerned.

He stared at her for a moment, then suddenly smiled. He nodded, eyes never leaving her.

"Good. Lie back down. You're stealing the covers." She looked relieved to know he was alright. Numair lay down beside her, pulling her into his arms and holding her tightly. She grinned and snuggled up against him, inhaling that smell she loved. Being near that man she loved.

The mage nuzzled his friend's hair gently, catching her lavender-musk scent. He smiled, content. This was all he'd wanted.

She grinned as he began kissing her neck, slowly traveling down her body. She loved him being here with her. Every day she was grateful that she'd fallen off that cliff because otherwise he wouldn't have kissed her. Grateful that he loved her.

When his mouth traveled below her waist, she couldn't suppress a moan. He was the only man that she'd ever wanted to be in the position he was in with her.

His lips traveled back up her body, lingering on her neck and mouth. Daine smiled. He was certainly the only man she wanted to do this with.

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Daine looked up at her lover, gasping. She was smiling though. "Goddess. Where did that come from?"

He smiled down at her. "I'm just so lucky to have you," he whispered, "I'm just happy that we're in love. That this happens. That you're mine."

The wildmage smiled back. "Alright. As romantic as that sounds, that doesn't explain it. You've never done it like that before."

"Like what?"

The girl just shook her head. "That was the best we've ever…" she trailed off. "And what was that earlier?"

"Just a dream, Magelet. Just a dream."

"Must've been a nightmare," Daine muttered.

"What does it matter if I wake up to a dream? To a girl so perfect she cannot be anything but a dream?"

Daine shook her head, unable to hide her smile. She snuggled up to her lover, tucking her head under his. She was asleep before she heard him whisper, "Magelet, I'm sorry for keeping you here. You deserve better."

The girl snuggled closer, a smile on her face. The mage grinned. "I love you Magelet."