This is the last one, guys.
See No Evil
Phoenix felt something crawl across her skin, and quickly swatted at it, mind still clinging to the dark embrace of sleep. She heard a sharp intake of breath from her left, and turned her head in that direction, curious as to what had made it. As her dark blue eyes fluttered open, they were met with a pair of amber ones.
"I'll take that as a keep off, then…" Kimblee whispered softly, a smirk playing over his lips. "Or did you do that out of reflex?"
Phoenix blinked at him twice before his comment finally made it through her foggy mind and made sense. "That was you?"
"It was indeed." Kimblee replied, fingers again scurrying over her sensitive stomach. "And I'm sorry I woke you."
"Don't be." Phoenix replied softly, leaning over to rest her head on his shoulder. "It's probably about time for me to get up anyway. Is it morning yet?"
"In about two hours." Kimblee answered promptly. "Do you want me to leave?"
Phoenix shook her head, smiling as she pulled Kimblee closer. "Of course I don't want you to leave."
He chuckled, sending a rumble through his chest and into her bones. "Well I can't say I blame you, I'd want to keep me around too."
She shoved him playfully, enjoying the way her skin moved smoothly over his. "Don't push your luck. I might get tired of you one of these days, and then you'll be sorry you teased me so much."
Kimblee caught her before she could pull away, tugging her flush against him. "You won't get rid of me." He said into her ear, kissing the ridge of it softly. "You love me too much to do that."
She stared up at him in the semi-light of dawn, eyes wide with surprise as she realized he was right. She did love him. "So?"
He kissed her gently, something he did rarely, and a smile was evident on his lips. "I love you too much to let you try to get rid of me." He replied softly. "So don't even think about it."
She laughed softly, smiling as she relaxed against him, her darker skin in stark contrast with his where their limbs intertwined. She could faintly hear his heartbeat as her head rested on his shoulder.
One of his hands played lightly over her back, swirling in intricate patterns and dancing across her skin. He paused in his ministrations as one of his fingers found a line of skin that felt different from the others. "Phoenix? What's that?"
"It's nothing." She muttered into his chest. "Leave it alone, Kimblee."
"It's not nothing." He muttered. "Let me see." He started to sit up in bed, one arm still holding her securely beside him, but Phoenix stopped him.
"It's a scar, Kimblee. There are several of them on my back." She pulled away from him and rolled over, giving him a full view of her back. "There, see?"
Kimblee stared at her back for a moment, fingers lightly tracing over the small scars. "Where did they come from?"
"My father. It's a long story, please don't ask."
"I won't…" Kimblee whispered, leaning in closer to her. "But I suppose I could always take you mind off it."
Phoenix turned to look at him, an eyebrow raised. "Oh you think you can, hmm?" She asked softly.
Kimblee smirked. "I'm sure of it." And his tongue descended on her back in a long, slow lick.
Phoenix arched her back, moaning softly before Kimblee's hand covered her mouth. "Un-un-un. Better keep it down, darling, or the guards will hear you." His tongue ran along the ridge of her ear and she squirmed beneath him, making him chuckle.
"Why do you do it?" Hughes was standing on watch with Mustang, frowning slightly as he looked out over the campsite, all the tents in their neat little rows. "Turn a blind eye to the way Argurion and Kimblee carry on?"
Mustang gave him a bemused look. "Maes, if I have to explain it, you will never understand."
Hughes pouted. "Roy, that's not fair. Besides, I know you sort of fancy the girl, so why are you letting Kimblee get under her skin?" Maes realized seconds later that he should have chosen a better way of phrasing that.
Roy sighed softly. "Because there's nothing I can do about it." He replied, ignoring Hughes' slip of the tongue. "Kimblee will go after her whether I allow it or not, and I really see no point in trying to keep them apart if it means they're both alright with the current arrangement."
Maes continued to watch him silently, waiting for more.
"Besides, I've never had less insubordination from Kimblee before. There's no way I'm giving up the chance to keep him in line now…"
Maes laughed, tipping his head back as he did so. "Roy, you dog! I never would have guessed you had it in you!"
Roy turned to look at his friend, smiling as the sun peeked over the horizon, flooding the camp with light. "Well you know how the saying goes… See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil."
Maes lifted his eyebrows at the other brunette. "Isn't there meant to be a Do no Evil in there somewhere?"
Roy scoffed. "What are you talking about? We can do evil all we want."
XD Words of Wisdom, Roy, Words of Wisdom.
This chapter is a bit shorter than the others, but I still like it.
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