I heave a sigh.
“Um, your scent is really... er, intoxicating.” I mumble, looking down at my hands clasped on my lap.
“What do I smell like?” Eternal cocks her head, her damp hair falling past her shoulder, sending a wave of sandalwood and vanilla.
"Sandalwood and vanilla." I mumble, my voice quiet, even I can barely hear it.
"How does that smell intoxicating?" She asks. I look up, surprised. This girl has some ears.
I shrug helplessly.
Tell her you're both mates!! Timber whines.
I.... I can't. I respond, refusing to meet Eternal's gaze.
I'm embarrassed enough she caught me adjusting myself in my shorts, and she looks way to tempting right now. Timber's going crazy.
"I'll just stop embarrassing you now," Eternal says, her voice somewhat teasing.
See? She's not a fierce and blood-thirsty dragon. Timber crows.
"Are you hungry? Thirsty? Tired?" I ask. Eternal cocks her head, seemingly thinking.
"I guess I'm a little hungry," Eternal admits.
Charlie, bring up the stew from this morning. I order my head chef.
"Someone will bring up some food shortly," I say, and Eternal smiles.
"Thanks," she says, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear.
"Do you, um, want to sit down?" I offer. Eternal shuffles closer to me and sits down on the bed.
"It's so soft!" She exclaims, looking like a small child on Christmas.
I smile down at her as she leans down to rest on the bed. There's a knock at the door, and I get up, opening the door.
The head chef, Charlie is standing there with a tray with a large bowl of the deer stew from earlier this morning with a fresh roll of bread. There's a plate of cut-up fruits, and a small square of cake.
A spoon and fork are on the tray, and Charlie bows respectfully before leaving.
I turn around and lay the tray down on my surprisingly clean desk. Eternal hops up, and I gesture to the food. Her eyes light up.
"Thank you!" Eternal squeaks, hugging me briefly before sitting down and beginning to eat.
I head into the bathroom to take a shower myself. When I exit the bathroom with a towel around my waist, the sight I see nearly melts my heart.
Softie, huh? Timber teases.
Eternal is curled up on my bed, hair pulled back into a braid. She has a small smile on her face, as she snuggles deeper into the covers.
Chuckling to myself, I step over quietly, and lift her body, beginning to tuck her beneath the covers. She shifts in my arms and snuggles into my chest, head tucking into my still-slightly damp neck.
I pull the covers back, and lay her down, and to my surprise, her arms move up and wind around my neck, refusing to let me go. Awkwardly, I shift and using one free hand, grab a pair of shorts and tugging them on before kneeling on the bed and settling down beneath the covers.
Eternal snuggles into my body, and to my surprise, a contented purr rises from my throat. I press a soft kiss to my mate's head, and sigh, drawing the covers over us and closing my eyes.