"Okay, I think I'm ready." She said, turning her head to look at him.

He went to hover above her, careful not to press into her side.

"No leaving me with blue balls this time, got it?" He said, giving her a stern look.

"I can't believe you even remembered that." She said, starting to giggle.

"That shit hurts more than you realize, you little punk." He said, nibbling on her neck.

She started laughing uncontrollably at the sensation, he started to kiss her mid laugh and she smiled into it. He lined their privates up and slowly pushed into her. She grabbed hold of his biceps and started squeezing them firmly, her nails pinching his skin in the process. He started moving his hips in a steady motion, and he could feel her start to do the same.

"Just relax. Let me take care of you." He whispered seductively.

With each thrust he could feel her tightening around him. He had to concentrate on not climaxing too soon.

"I can't remember if you were even this tight the first time." He said, trying to focus on putting her pleasure first.

"Maybe. Me neither." She said, panting and flushed.

He wrapped his arm around her waist so he could pull her further onto him, making her cry out and stop him.

"Are you okay?" He asked, startled.

"I can feel you… in my stomach!" She cried out, tears streaming down her face.

"I'm sorry! I'm so fucking sorry! We can stop." He said, starting to pull out.

She stopped him from pulling out completely.

"No. I want to keep going, but–" She said, trying to steady her breathing.

"It's okay, I said I was going to take care of you, and I will." He said, pulling out of her the rest of the way.

He lowered himself onto his stomach again, and went back down to her privates. He lightly grabbed hold of her waist and started to lick and kiss her privates, causing her the close her legs around his head.

"Sorry." She said, panting heavily.

"I'm not." He said, before going back to pleasing her.

She closed her eyes and felt like her entire body was connected, from her head to her core she felt him in her entire being. It felt like she could drift out of consciousness at any moment. Before she could register what was happening she felt her stomach begin to coil tightly, she felt her energy leaving her body through her head, and then she drifted off.

Rhea woke up when she felt light assaulting her eyes, she put her hand over her face and let out an irritated groan.

"Oh, you're awake." A female voice said.

She was startled by the sudden voice and whipped her head in the direction it came from. The women looked to be a bit older than her, and was dressed in a simple gold dress.

"Um, hello?" She said, slightly waving at her, not quite sure what to do.

"I was told to bring you a fresh change of clothes and something to eat." She said, bowing to her.

"Oh, um, yeah that sounds great." Rhea said, slowly scooting off the bed.

She got up too quickly and immediately had to sit back down due to her light headedness.

'I'm never going to take being sick for granted ever again.' She thought, ready to be healed.

When she was dressed and fed she strolled through the ship looking at everything there was to look at. She didn't know what possessed her to go back to the place they were taken when Riddick and she were first separated. The area of the ship looked to be under some form of reconstruction. When she asked one of the crew members they said the new Lord Marshal ordered the room to be dismantled, and the quasi dead abandoned elsewhere. The ship had its own garden area which she was over the moon about finding, before she could get to it she was intercepted by Dame and Lord Vaako. She froze in her tracks, not sure how to respond to her former/current enemies.

"Lady Riddick." They both said in unison, bowing in their own respective manners.

She could see that their greeting was forced and insincere.

"Um, hi." She said, eyes wide with confusion and clear discomfort. "I'm going to go this way, now." She pointed to the garden.

"Of course, Lady Riddick." They said in unison.

'Those two are so fucking creepy.' She thought, walking away as fast as she could.

"I'm glad to see that you're recovering fairly well." Aeron said.

Rhea had been relieved to see a familiar face when she had stepped into the garden area. Aereon had been having tea, which wasn't surprising in the least.

"Yeah, slowly but surely I'm getting there." She said, accepting the tea now.

Having not been able to stomach it before she was unable to partake in what she now found out to be very good tea. They were enjoying each other's company until she got quiet.

"Is something wrong?" Aereon asked, looking concerned.

"Yes? No? I don't know." She said, sitting back and crossing her arms.

"What troubles you, dear?" Aereon asked.

"If you were me would you stay with, Riddick?" She asked.

"What do you mean by that?" Aereon asked.

"Like, stay here by his side." She said.

"What is your current situation?" Aereon asked.

"Before anything, I'm a conservationist. I never intended on being on Helion this long. I was merely passing through to meet family on a different planet. I have to return to my work soon, and formulate new plans. I never thought that, Riddick, would ever become part of my life in this way, again." She said.

"Though I don't know the whole history between the two of you, I understand that you share a bond. I've seen him look at you from a distance. He reveals a great deal of love for you." Aeron said.

She felt herself grow embarrassed. It was a far different experience hearing Aeron say it, compared to when Riddick was screaming similar words at her when she first found herself in the infirmary.

"Would you say you share that same love?" Aeron asked.

She nodded her head, yes.

"Would you say it's enough to keep you here?" Aeron asked.

She shook her head, no.

~ A few days later ~

"So, you're leaving then?" Riddick asked.

"Yes. I still have responsibilities to myself, my team, my family, to nature. I need to follow through with what I started." Rhea said.

"So, this is the end of what could have been, again?" He asked.

"Not necessarily, we could always end up crossing paths again. If it's meant to be then it's meant to be." She said, reassuringly gripping his shoulder.

He looked down at her silently before nodding. She hugged him firmly before pulling back to kiss him.

"Take care of yourself, Lady Riddick." He said teasingly, knowing she hated being called that.

"Damn it, Riddick, this was supposed to be a good final moment!" She exclaimed, slapping his biceps.

"Ow, ouch." He said, grabbing onto her arms before pulling her into a proper kiss.

They said their final goodbyes and she stepped off the ship.

"Until we meet again!" She called, watching the ship ascend.

He waved back until the hanger door closed. She watched the ship leave the atmosphere, feeling part of her heart leave with him, again.

"So much for vacation." She said, looking for the first ship back home.