As promised, here is the fluff-tastic epilogue, enjoy!


Numair Salmalin made a face as Daine laughed, hand over her mouth attempting to stifle the sound, and put her head on his shoulder.

"I'm glad my pain is so amusing to you magelet."

"No, no of course not Numair" She said, still shaking with laughter. "It's just I had no idea, that's horrible Numair."

"You have no Idea" He groaned as he leaned back onto the grass, pulling Daine with him and wrapping her in his arms.

"I'm sorry Numair, If I had known" She trailed of, leaning over him and running a finger along his long nose before grinning down at him. "I'm glad you finally succeeded though." He grinned back.

"So am I" His grin turned devilish and he darted forward, capturing her in a searing kiss. He lay back down, gasping slightly, and gave a small snort. "Although I'm not really sure we can credit me with the success, I do believe I have Alanna to thank for that."

"Have you talked to her since?" Daine asked, giggling, as she settles into the curve of his arms.

"Barely, she makes an excuse anytime I enter a room and scampers, yes scampers, away. It's un-knightly really."

"She and Onua have been fighting about who wins the bet. Onua says she won but Alanna refuses to pay since you never actually told me."

"Serves them right" Numair muttered sourly. They fell into a comfortable silence, lying in each others arms and staring up at the night time sky.

Numair sighed, in complete bliss, and felt his eyelids become heavy. He couldn't help but feeling as though he was where he belonged, he had never felt so perfect, so right. He pulled Daine closer to him, unwilling to have even the slightest distance separate them now that he had her. He was surprised out of his peaceful reverie by Daines voice, soft and, gods above, husky in his ear.

"Now that you have me you're just going to fall asleep? That won't do at all." He could feel her breath against his ear and gasped when she bit it gently and began running her fingers along the sensitive skin of his neck. He didn't know Daine could so forward, not that he was complaining, not at all.

He threaded his hands through her hair and pulled her into a passionate kiss, which she eagerly returned. He moved his hands down around her waist and flipped her over so that he lay on top of her, their bodies flush together. He decided that the noise she made when he gently bit the skin of her neck was by far the most beautiful thing he had ever heard. They carried on for quite some time, completely lost in one another. Eventually Numair pulled back slightly, panting heavily, and moved to whisper into her ear, voice still husky.

"I have a surprise for you magelet." He toyed with one of her curls, marvelling at the way they fell around her on the grass beneath them.

"Oh really?" She said, her voice a little shaky, raising an eyebrow. He snapped his fingers, a spark of his magic at the end of them and suddenly the area was bright and shimmering. Daine sat up in awe, Numair rolling to his side next to her, and reached out to touch a light blue firefly and several more of different colors swirled around her. He knew those fireworks would come in handy. She looked up in delight, her face breaking into a smile, as one of the birds dived through the sky, swirling. The various lights and colors reflected in her eyes and on her face as she looked down at him.

"This is fair amazing Numair; you did this all for me?" She looked at him with such tenderness that he found himself speechless and could only nod. She reached down and stroked his face. He grabbed her hand and brought it to his lips in a kiss. Daine smiled as she lay back down, settling next to him amidst the magic swirling around them.

"Numair?" She looked up at him from the crook of his arm.

"Mmm?" He mumbled, holding her close and taking in the scent of her hair.

"I love you." She looked up at him, no smile on her face but her expression of the utmost seriousness, all her emotion laid bare for him to see.

"I love you too" He whispered, a small smile playing over his lips, and she grinned as he leaned down to kiss her softly. It wasn't long before new thoughts began to form in his mind, perhaps he should begin coming up with a plan to ask her to marry him. After all, how hard could it be?


The End

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