They had eventually retired to Pasco’s hut and snuggled up on a bed of cushions. Ada awoke before him, early in the cool morning, and watched him sleep as parakeets twittered outside. Despite her best efforts, she couldn’t help but wonder if he was so very skilled because, well… he’d had lots of practice.
Now, that was the pot calling the kettle black something fierce. Ada had enjoyed many lovers back at the castle, but she was coming to realize that there was a difference between being a lover and a partner.
She wanted, deeply, for Pasco to be her partner. He’d happily agreed to be her lover, but what would he think of really marrying her, for real? He’d offered a marriage in name. Had that been only consideration for her, or did it also hint that Pasco was not looking for a partner after all?
And what, specifically, was Ada herself looking for? Not monogamy, certainly. That was not, to her, the difference between a lover and a partner.
As she watched him sleep, a deep and primal feeling came over her, a certainty that she would fight anyone, face any trial, run any distance, to be with him and care for him.
The difference to her between a lover and a partner, she realized, was that a lover was there for the fun stuff. For the sex, and the romance, maybe even for the thrill and adventure.
A partner, on the other hand, was also there for the harder things. For the anxious introspection. For the times when the tensions between two different dispositions were not so nice to tug on. For the soft spots and the rough patches. Someone who would listen as she talked through how angry she was with her parents, and yet how much she still, even now, yearned for their approval. Who would console her, and give her advice.
Someone who would tell her of their own hidden tendernesses, their own deep fears, so that she might soothe them in turn.
Someone at her side, holding her hand, if something terrible happened that they couldn’t stop, like the death of a friend or the loss of a home. Someone to cheer with her, knowing intimately the full depth of her joy when something wonderful happened, like her playful flight, or when the child had given her the headband of mismatched parrot feathers and conch horns, which she had set carefully over a hook on the wall.
All of those things were what she wanted so deeply to have with Pasco, but she was quite unsure of what she’d do if he didn’t want those things in return.
And yet the thought was beating around her chest like a caged bird. So, she thought that while he was asleep, she might confess to him and bleed off some of the urgency, so that she could perhaps endure a bit longer and find a better way to broach the subject.
“Marry me,” she whispered to him.
Pasco grinned in his sleep, but then his eyes fluttered open, and Ada realized with a flutter of panic that he had not been asleep at all.
“For real?” he asked, his voice hoarse from sleep, and quivering with a nervousness that mirrored her own. She realized suddenly what a fool she’d been to fear his rejection. He’d already practically confessed his feelings in the tavern, especially that he was frightened of boring her. Had he withheld any further proposals out of fear that she might see them as too much of a cage?
“For really real,” she said.
“A thousand times yes!” He turned towards her and caught her in his arms, then kissed her long and deep.
Ada would not normally have been able to endure such an embrace without developing a thirst that she could not leave unanswered. But those had been lovers’ kisses.
This was a partner’s kiss, as emotional as it was physical, and it meant something different. Still urgent, still visceral, but more vulnerable, sensitive.
It did not end with sex, but with Ada curled in Pasco’s arms, telling him about what she hoped for in a partner, and him echoing back her sentiments with equal enthusiasm. She told him about what she had learned in the pool, the way that stress made her seek sex and that she could finally relax with him.
“If it’s from stress then… is it bad sex?”
“No!” Ada said, wanting to quickly assuage the flicker of guilt in his eyes. “Not at all. In fact, it’s kind of fun. I mean, it’s hot, right? Like, I shouldn’t, but it just gets me so…”
“You sure do like doing things you’re not supposed to.” He grinned with mischief.
Ada giggled. “Yeah. Sometimes. So, don’t feel bad. It’s still great sex. And… both is good. Because like, the waterfall… with you… and being so relaxed… it was, wow. Totally new to me.”
“Really?” Pasco seemed greatly encouraged by that. “It’s my favorite sort of way to climax, personally.”
“I can see why. And don’t get me wrong, I also love frantic, pounding, slavering sex.”
Pasco’s shaft twitched like Ada had hoped it would.
“So yeah… both is good. I like both in my life. I like you in my life.”
He brushed his fingers through her hair. “I like you in my life, too. Believe me, I would chain your little ass here in a heartbeat so that you could never leave, but I don’t want to trap you.”
“Please trap me.” Ada’s brain melted like hot candle wax and poured out of her ears. Her arm under her quivered and she collapsed into the pillows, arousal throbbing in her sex but her body too obediently limp to do anything about it.
Pasco raised his eyebrows. “It really gets to you when I talk like that, doesn’t it?”
“Yes,” Ada said. “It’s like…” She bit her lip as she tried to find words, which was difficult with what he had just done to her mind. “It’s a bit like when I asked you to tie me up in the tavern. Which, yes, was for directly pragmatic purposes. And this feels a bit like that too, like… like I’m having a moment of lucidity, and for my own good, I do want you to trap me here. With you. And it’s not that I’ll really try to leave, or that I’ll really forget that I want to be here, it’s just that… it feels good to have something to tug against. Something that I can pull on, so that I can see how firm it is, and be confident that it isn’t going to break so that I know that you want me to be here, I know that you want me to stay, I can just…”
“Feel safe,” Pasco offered.
“Exactly. Does… does that make sense?”
He ran his fingers through her hair and she nearly melted again.
“It does make sense. I’ll ask the king and queen to come up with the most binding contract that they can think of.”
Ada whimpered and squirmed and that seemed to be what Pasco was going for, because he grinned wolfishly and continued.
“I am going to marry you so hard. And then I am going to fetter your little ass to me so that no matter how hard you try, no matter how hard you fight, I keep pulling and pulling you back to me, because you are trapped here with me my little dragon, and I am never going to let you leave.”
Ada was panting, quivering, intoxicated. “F-fuck me, fuck me right now!”
With a mischievous growl, Pasco did. There was no lingering this time, no teasing, just primal, visceral sex as if the climax would seal their promise.
Fucking with abandon like this, Pasco didn’t last long. “Fuck, fuck, Ada, I, Adaaaaa!” He thrust into her and stayed as his shaft throbbed and his seed coursed through.
“Yes, give it to me!” The sensation was hot and intense though not enough to make her climax. Even so, Ada felt waves of sympathetic pleasure roll through her and she moaned with him.
He lowered himself gently on top of her, still inside of her. His shaft twitched and she squeezed him. He gasped.
He was heavy enough that she couldn’t move him, she could only clench at him and try fruitlessly to grind against him.
As she shuddered, he started to get up.
“N-no,” she gasped. “D-don’t move. This is the kind of trapped… I want to be… forever.”
Pasco growled, his own arousal twitching back to life, keeping him firm inside of her. He kissed the nape of her neck, nibbled at her ear.
She squirmed and quivered.
He put his tongue to the side of her neck and licked her.
“Gods,” she moaned, “Nooo… fuck!”
Waves of heat shook in the pit of her stomach, but there was precious little sensation.
Without moving off of her, Pasco reached for one of her hands and brought it around and up towards their faces, then placed two of her fingers in his mouth. It was hot and wet and he moved his tongue over her sensitive fingertips, sucking at them.
There were so many nerves in her fingers and absolutely every sensation in her body was coordinating around her throbbing desire, and he brought her to the tantalizing edge just by sucking her fingers like that.
She rocked her hips as much as she could, but he was so heavy on top of her, she could hardly move, she could hardly breathe.
It was absolutely perfect.
“I can’t take it anymore…” she whined, “Let me up!”
Pasco started to shift, but then caught himself and settled down a bit heavier. “You know how to get me up if you really want,” he crooned in her ear.
Gods, her whole body was pounding with hot sensation.
“N-not fairrrr,” she gasped. “Let me up!”
She wriggled against him, trying to shove him off in earnest now. She was more and more certain, with each passing moment of struggle, that the was no way that she could get him off of her, no matter how hard she tried.
“Why do you want to get up so badly?” Pasco teased. “I thought you liked it here.”
“B-because! I need to…”
“You need to what?”
“I need to…”
“I need to come!”
“Hmmm…” Pasco considered. “No you don’t.”
Gods. She had truly created a monster.
“Yes, I do!”
“Or I’ll die.”
“Mmm I checked the history books, and y’know what? Nobody has ever died for lack of sex.”
Ada whimpered. “I’m going to!”
“No, I think you’re just fine.” He twitched his hips teasingly into her.
After so long marinating in arousal, the sensation was much stronger than before, especially the feeling of him inside of her. She clenched hard around him, the quivering light of sensation nearly blooming into orgasm before it flickered out again. She groaned.
“I think I’m going to keep you here forever,” Pasco said.
“You c-can’t…” Ada was panting heavily now, struggling to breathe under Pasco’s weight and her impending urgency.
“Oh yeah? And why is that?”
“B-because I… I’m gonna…”
“Because you’re going to die?” He thrust her hips into her again and she yelped.
Everything was so hot, so intense, that it was hard to tell where her torturous bliss ended and her impending orgasm began, until the heat ignited in an unmistakable way.
“N-no b-because I’m g-gonna… come!” Ada did not know what was going to happen if she became a dragon with him on top of her like this, so all she could do was scream, “Red, red!”
Pasco shoved himself off of her, the feeling of his shaft sliding out of her tipping her completely into her climax.
She came to her senses still feeling a firm pressure around her, but it was not Pasco anymore, it was the hut fighting to contain her draconic body. The walls groaned and Ada curled herself in more tightly, relieving the pressure.
Pasco sat in the center of the room, staring up at her with a grin, fortunately uninjured.
There was one other thing she was worried about having broken, but she sighed with relief as she saw it right at her nose, just barely having escaped the crushing force of her expanding body. The headband from the children still hung safely on the wall.
Ada would not be leaving the hut unless she tore it down or came again, because the door was much too small for her dragon body.
“I’m gonna need a bigger room,” Pasco laughed.
“Yes, please,” Ada grumbled in her dragon’s voice.
“I’m surprised you were able to come like that.”
“Well, it really gets to me when you talk like that, apparently.”
“Like what?” He grinned wolfishly.
“Like when I call you a greedy little slut?”
“Or when I tell you that you’re trapped here with me forever, because no matter how big or strong you are as a dragon, you will always, always cave to your thirst and come crawling, slavering back to me?”
Ada’s eyes rolled back in her head, her body trembled, wetness drooled from her mouth and from her vulva and onto the cushioned floor.
What Pasco said was true because she wanted it to be true.
She listened to him so completely because she loved everything he said.
She would always come crawling, drooling, begging back to him. He had her heart, her sex, her everything tied up around his little finger.
But, she had learned a thing or two about knots, and she knew that this was a slip knot. If ever it wasn’t what she wanted, if ever it was doing more harm than good, she could simply tug on her end and it would unravel, and she would be under her own power again.
Presently, she wanted everything that was happening. She wanted it so bad. She wanted to collapse to the floor in the pile of cushions and to ooze drool and femcum onto the floor for him, to plead and beg and please him. And the way that she had seen his arousal fall so quickly when he worried for her made her trust him even more. Unlike herself, he would never get too carried away that he was not listening to her true intent, keeping her true pleasure in mind.
With a shuddering sigh, she collapsed to the floor.
“What happened to the big, strong, dragon?” he teased. “All I see is a drooling, begging mess.”
“Pleeeeease…” she groaned.
“What are you even begging for?”
“I…” Ada searched in her heady confusion. “I don’t… I don’t know I…” Surely, there was something?
“Are you so lust-drunk that you’re begging just to beg?”
“N-noooo,” Ada moaned, though she knew the answer was ‘yes’. She curled up the knuckles of her back feet to touch herself.
“Ah ah,” Pasco said, “I don’t remember giving you permission to touch yourself.”
Ada yelped, her sex clenching, sending a wave of fluid out over the floor, but her feet stilled. “W-what?”
“You heard me.”
“But what? You want to be a good little dragon, don’t you?”
Ada’s head flopped back down to the ground and she lay there dripping and dazed as Pasco started to stroke himself.
“Can you lick yourself?”
Ada nodded emphatically.
“Do you like it?”
“Y-yes, it just t-takes me longer than rubbing…”
“Perfect,” Pasco said. “Do that, then. Lick yourself for me.”
It was almost impossible for Ada to comply, the way that his tone of command seemed to melt her will into sheer heat. But somehow, she mustered her wits and curled into a tighter circle, draping her forearm over her back to hold her more easily in place, and she flicked her tongue out at her own sex.
She tasted amazing and it was enough to give her a surge of even greater desire and energy.
She started with long, slow licks over her outer scales, greedily licking and swallowing all of the wetness that covered her. That arousal sent more oozing out of her, which she licked up all the more enthusiastically.
Her inner labia were now puffy and swollen, spreading apart her scales with the most delicious stretch, and Ada pressed her tongue between them.
It felt so good to have something inside of her. Ada moaned, the sound traveling through the bones of her jaw and vibrating against the scales of her stomach. It was a lighter, more teasing feeling than the rumbling of the waterfall, but it felt amazing.
She pressed her snout harder against herself, spreading her outer labia more with the tip of her nose, savoring the strange twin sensation of the softness of her inner labia against her snout, and the arousal of her snout against her labia.
She licked deeper inside, tasting herself and drawing out even more fluid as her sex clenched.
Ada curled herself a bit tighter, pressing her snout just a bit deeper, until the tip of her chin rested against her clit and she moaned experimentally.
The sensation of vibration directly against her clit was so intense, so brilliantly pleasurable, that she could not help but moan even louder, which redoubled the intensity.
It was almost too much to handle but she couldn’t bear to stop. She licked and moaned and quivered and drooled and the heat ignited. Her roar of pleasure because the most intense sensation of all, rumbling through her in the delightful wave that rose up around her and carried her over a smooth, long peak and finally, gently, onto the shore.
Which was, in this case, a puddle of drool and femcum.
“Adaaaa…” Pasco gasped, stroking himself vigorously, somehow having resisted his own climax through all that. Gods bless that man.
His voice broke through her haze and she pulled herself to her knees under him. Though, this wouldn’t afford her the angle that she wanted. “Lie down,” she said.
His curiosity brought him back from the edge, though only just, as he complied.
She made sure that her hand was nice and slick with dragon cum, then came over to him where he lay, his legs slightly spread, still stroking, other hand cupping his balls.
Ada grinned down at him and slipped her hand over his perineum and to his rim.
“Fuck, yes, yes!” His face was alight with pleasure.
She slipped two fingers inside.
“G-gods you feel so good!” He gasped. “You’re gonna make me… you’re gonna make me…”
She pressed her fingers up into his spot of especial pleasure, and his muscles clenched around her as he started to come.
She greedily wrapped her mouth around his shaft, his hand falling limply to the side as she sucked and licked him through his long, trembling orgasm.
Finally, he started to shake with overwhelm and she gently withdrew and flopped down next to him.
Pasco heaved a sigh. “Gods, you made me come so much…”
Ada licked her lips with satisfaction. “I know.” Then, she surveyed the room, which looked as if it had recently been flooded. “You uh… made me, too.”
“Maybe we should just… live at the waterfall. It would make clean up way easier…”
“Oooh, sounds good to me.”