"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 in. She grabbed hold of his biceps and started squeezing them firmly her nails slightly pinching his skin in the process. He moved his hips in a circular motion which she tried to mimic in the opposite direction but soon found out she couldn't.

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

She let him take control and closed her eyes. When her eyes were closed she could feel as though her whole body was connected, from her head to her core she felt his movement in her entire being. She felt like she could drift off to sleep 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 out of consciousness.


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

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

Rhea 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 a simple golden dress.

"Um, hello?" Rhea 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.' Rhea thought, ready to heal up sooner than later.

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 her and Riddick first got separated, but she did. 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 potential enemies.

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

Rhea 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 said, pointing to the garden.

"Of course, Lady Riddick." The 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." Rhea 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 Rhea got quiet.

"Is something wrong?" Aereon said concerned.

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

"What ails you, dear?" Aereon said.

"If you were me would you stay with, Riddick?" Rhea said.

"What do you mean by that?" Aereon said

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

"What is your current situation?" Aereon said.

"I'm in college and still have so much left to take of; and I still have a lot of things I still plan on doing, and when I made those plans they never included, Riddick." Rhea said.

"I believe you just answered your own question." Aereon said.

"What?" Rhea said.

"You need to do what makes you happy and sometimes the only way to be happy is to be selfish and on your own." Aereon said.


~ A few days later ~

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

"Yeah, I've got certain responsibilities to myself." Rhea said.

"So, this is the end for what could have been, again?" He said.

"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.

"I mean if that's how it's gotta' be." He said.

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.

"God 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 next time!" She called, watching the ship ascend.

He waved back until the hanger door closed. She watched the ship leave the atmosphere with no regrets.

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