The Risk You Run

Chapter 11

Song lyrics are Adele's One and Only. Really sets the mood if you have it handy.

He smiled a smile that removed any need for verbal communication. In one fluid movement, he kissed her forehead, swung a long stilty leg over her head, and settled his sitting-place on the couch behind her.

"Don't know why I'm scared…I've been here before…every feeling, every word, I've imagined it all…you'll never know if you never try….to forgive your past and simply be mine..."

He started with her shoulders, kneading his fingers deep into the muscles, thumbs circling with pressure under her shoulder blades. Her head fell forward, groans of appreciation and relief escaping her throat as his hands worked the tightness from her posture. Along the sides and back of her neck, he manipulated the muscles until she felt like her head would roll off her shoulders. As his fingers began to dance lightly across her clavicle, she rested her head against his chest. The pressure had been replaced by feathery light traces along the bone and then leading down her arms, which continued to hug her knees. He made a path down her arms to the very tips of her now extended fingers and then back up to the base of her throat. River almost felt the need to turn around to see if the man behind her was still her beautifully clumsy Doctor.

"I dare you to let me be your….your one and only….I promise I'm worthy to hold in your arms…So, come on and give me the chance….to prove I am the one who can…walk that mile….until the end starts"

The Doctor rubbed the backs of his fingers along her jawline and into her hair, threading his hands through the curls. He gathered most of it at the base of her neck and lifted it to expose the skin underneath. She felt his warm breath on her skin when he bent down to whisper, "River, you kill me in more ways like this than you ever could with a weapon." A jolt of energy shot through her as he left a trail of kisses from behind her ear to her collarbone. She could feel his arousal pressing into her back. That alone elicited a guttural moan from deep within her.

He slid his hands down her sides and gripped the flimsy fabric of the slip, raising it slowly up and over her head. The Doctor was thankful that he wasn't face-to-face with the bare chested woman in front of him – it took almost everything he had to keep from rushing it along. Perhaps in another time and another place, but this was the last time and the last place.

"Have I been on your mind….you hang on every word I say.…lose yourself in time….at the mention of my name….will I ever know….how it feels to hold you close.…and have you tell me whichever road I choose, you'll go…"

He scratched his nails across her abdomen, and River rolled her hips outward, letting her legs fall to the floor. He took a breast in each hand and rubbed circles over her nipples while he carefully bit the tender spots on her neck. She reached up and ran her fingers along his scalp and through his hair, giving it gentle tugs. He brought his thumb to his mouth and moistened it before rubbing it across her lips, and he teased the skin above the remaining satiny undergarment with the other hand. As he tugged on her bottom lip, she opened her mouth slightly to welcome his thumb, rolling her tongue around it and bearing down with her teeth enough to make him wince slightly.

His hand traveled under the fabric and was encouraged further by slight thrusts of her hips. He took one of her hands in his and brought them both to her breast. He felt her hand flex around the shape of it and let out a groan of his own when he felt her pinch her nipple. Her other hand followed his into her panties and guided his fingers over the bundle of nerves, applying just the right amount of pressure and pace to make nerve endings throughout her body stand on end. River rocked into his hand, and he slid a finger inside her. She covered his hand with hers and pushed him deeper in while the heel of his hand slid along her throbbing core. He turned her head and bit along her neck hard enough to leave marks as she snaked her free hand behind her and stroked him over his trousers. The Doctor slid another finger alongside the first and made scissoring and undulating motions within her. She felt her body near climax and hastily removed his fingers…she needed him to see her at that first climax. River brought his hand up to her lips and took the fingers in her mouth. The Doctor bucked into her hand and growled a low moan. She smiled to herself knowing that she was causing him such pleasurable discomfort.

She leaned forward and spun around on her knees, looking into his eyes for the first time since he'd crept up on her. She took in his haphazard appearance – there wasn't much to do since he'd shown up untucked, barefoot and bowtie-less. He moved in closer to her, and she slowly unbuttoned his shirt and slid it down his arms, kissing a trail down his stomach to the waistband of his trousers. He cupped her under each jaw and tried to pull her face to his…he needed to feel her under his lips, but she gave him a gentle shove backwards onto the couch. River locked eyes with him as she freed the button of his trousers and tugged them over his hips. She raised an eyebrow and laughed faintly when she had only the trousers from which to free him.

He had forgotten that he'd neglected to put on boxers under his trousers. He blushed and smiled sheepishly. "I was in a bit of a hurry…."

"Shhh…" She put a finger to his lips, which he kissed before she removed her hand to join the other as they ran up the length of his legs. He had been nude before her countless times before, but the raw desire in her eyes made him feel more naked than he had ever been. He felt stripped down of more than just his clothes.

"I know it ain't easy….givin' up your heart….I know it ain't easy….givin' up your heart….nobody's perfect….trust me, I learned it…"

River kissed up the inside of each thigh and stopped just short of where he desperately needed her. She looked up at him hungrily and then took him into her mouth. His hips jerked with the sensation of her tongue sliding along the length of him. He watched himself disappear time after time, and the sight of her mouth taking all of him so effortlessly was nothing less than magnificent. She licked the palm of her hand and began stroking him while teasing his tip with circular tongue motions and soft suction. The Doctor threw his head back and tried to hold it together. "River..."

Sensing how close he was to losing it, River rose to her feet, and he sat up as she stepped out of her panties. The Doctor circled her waist with his arms and brought her to him, placing feathered kisses on her stomach and caressing long strides of his hands up and down the backs of her legs.

River took a step forward and crawled onto the couch with her knees, straddling him and forcing him backwards. As she towered over him, her fingers traced lines along his eyebrows, his nose and his cheekbones. They met at his chin and pulled downward to part his lips. The Doctor watched her face as it neared his and waited for her lips to brush across his. He was thrown off when she reached down between them and guided him into her as she finally brought her mouth to his. His brain was as much on fire as the rest of him. She moved slowly across his lips and across his lap. Their tongues met in a slow dance of need and desperation.

Sounds of the looming storm could be heard in the distance. The Doctor ran his hands down her back, leaving scratches and gripped her rounded flesh as she continued to grind into him. River broke their kiss and leaned forward over his shoulder, stretching out her arms and bracing herself against the back of the couch. She raised and lowered herself around him with slow deliberate movements that began to quicken as her breathing deepened. He met her thrust for thrust and slid his hand between them, keeping pressure with small strokes. The riding and grinding became frantic as their orgasms teased.

River tucked her hair behind one ear and leaned closer to whisper in his ear, "I'm sorry, my love. It's only ever been you and will always be you…" That was all he needed to send him over the edge, taking her with him. Her knees gripped him tightly, and he held himself as deep inside her as he could as they both rode out their tremors.

"So, I dare you to let me be your….one and only.…I promise I'm worthy to hold in your arms….so, come on and give me the chance….to prove I am the one who can….walk that mile…until the end starts…."

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