Notes: For twinklexin. Title taken from the September 23, 2005 prompt for 31_days.

The night brings her into his arms, rough and wild the way it's always been. She conquers him, he permits her to.

Half-lidded gold eyes challenge him, he reaches up to kiss at her breasts. He breathes sharply, hands guiding her hips and she moans, her whole body pushing with him.

Dawn breaks, darkness slips from his grasp. She steps out of bed quietly, discarding her humanity in the sheets. Not a glance back at him, her tail twitches as she pads out of the room.

You are beautiful, he wants to tell her. But he's already missed the opportunity.