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Morningstar: The Malaise - 20. Chapter 20 Taking Turns

I would do anything....

Morningstar: The Malaise

 

 

Chapter 20

 

 

Tobyn was terrified in a way he’d never been before. It wasn’t from the words Kellar had spoken. No. It was that resignation in his voice. He wasn’t expecting to survive the poison. Despite his reassurance, it was something he couldn’t hide, and Tobyn ran like the wind to prove him wrong.

Kellar’s descriptions and directions were spot-on. He immediately located the three plants, placing them in a plastic bag and sealing it. Shifting back, he lifted the precious package carefully with his teeth and bolted out the open door, forgoing the steps entirely. He set a blistering pace as he raced through the forest, maneuvering the trails with more instinct than thought.

As quickly as he ran, it didn’t seem fast enough. What would he do if…? No, he couldn’t go there. He had another bunch of miles to cover and needed to concentrate on reaching the man relying on him, in one piece with the herbs intact. He threw caution to the wind as he sprinted through what used to be friendly territory. Now, he wasn’t so sure… another hunter could be around the next bend. Only one thing mattered, though… Kellar… and that was who he focused on. Finally bursting into the small clearing, Tobyn’s heart felt ready to explode from his mouth.

He shifted, let out a gasping sob, and dropped to his knees in front of the big guy whose hands were clamped to his wound. Staring at a motionless Kellar, Tobyn caught and held what little breath he had until the man slowly opened weary, pain-etched eyes.

Kellar smiled weakly and Tobyn breathed again. “You made it. I’m so… you need to do the chewing for me… I… can’t.”

“Okay, how much? Show me.” Tobyn tried to keep the panic from his voice, but knew he failed miserably. His fear kept escalating despite his effort to calm himself. Seeing the state of this guy who meant so much to him ensured that.

“Hey? It’s okay. We have time.” Kellar smiled again as he continued in a frighteningly feeble voice. “We’ll try equal amounts of the two with the dried flowers… just leaves and buds… no stems… wait… upper stems of the darker one. Put as much as will fit comfortably in your mouth and use all the saliva you can generate. Do not swallow it. Spit it in the bag if you can’t hold it. I’ll need every bit of it.”

He closed heavy-lidded eyes after the effort of speaking, and Tobyn worried that his mate… his mate… might not have enough strength left to get this done. He was already chewing for all he was worth, turning the plants into a mushy mass.

“That’s enough. Spit it all into my mouth, and try not to lose any. These poisons are potent.” The words came out in a whisper. God, he sounded so drained. Tobyn leaned close, putting his lips against Kellar’s, and transferred the clump and all the liquid as slowly as he thought necessary, careful not to cause him to choke. He kept his lips in place to ensure none of the precious medicine escaped. A sickly Kellar managed the few measured swallows before sucking more from the mushed-up mass. He surprised Tobyn by pushing the clump back into his mouth before pulling away.

“It’s powerful. You did good. Really good, Tobyn. If you could just chew it a bit more and then squeeze the rest of the liquid out of the herbs and drip it in, I should have enough. Then you can return the clump to me. We have to hurry now. Make sure you spit out anything left. It won’t hurt you, I promise, but it could make you retch.”

Tobyn did as he was asked, pleased at the amount of liquid he was able to squeeze out before inserting and positioning the herbs against the inside of Kellar’s cheek.

“Okay….” Kellar was beginning to pant in little breaths. “I really need your energy for this. Put your hands over mine.”

Tobyn did, and felt even more warmth build than he’d experienced with Adelin’s healing. He tried desperately to calm his still-racing heart, but the fear had too strong a hold on him. This had to turn out well… he couldn’t face the alternative. “Is it working?”

“Too soon,” was all Kellar said, keeping his eyes closed. Tobyn rested his forehead lightly on Kellar’s pulled-up knee before realizing it was his fractured leg. He immediately removed it, but Kellar stopped him with a plea. “No… please keep your head there, just like you were.”

“But, it’s your broken one. I don’t want to put any pressure on it.”

“It’s fine. The bone is in the right spot, and that touch feeds me more energy. You’re stronger than I am.” It sounded like such an effort to talk Tobyn felt guilty. “It’s the poison we need to worry about... not the fracture.”

“Okay.” As soon as Tobyn’s head was back in place, he noticed the familiar warmth present there as well. Maneuvering in increments, he placed his foot against the side of the same leg, and again there was heat.

Kellar soon whispered, “Better.”

Time passed as shadows deepened and winds built, and Tobyn was aware, but only barely. He stayed stock-still, and felt the slow and steady drain on his being. It was as if their four hands were fused together, and in a way they were, with the blood seeping from the large and grotesque leg wound. The first few rain drops startled him, but he didn’t waver. He had no concern for a spine feeling like it would soon snap. Nor did he care about his butt and knees protesting their positions. It only mattered that the poison was defeated. More rain came, and while cold, it was also cleansing. He lost all sense of time, and put total concentration into staying conscious.

Tobyn’s eyes sprung open when he felt movement beneath his hands, and found himself staring into an exhausted but smiling face. “What’s going on? Do we need more liquid?” His throat had never felt drier, and his voice cracked as he asked the questions.

Kellar turned his hands over and gripped Tobyn’s. “No, the poison is gone. Thanks to you, we did it. I must admit I had some doubts, but it has all disappeared.”

“Really? That’s the best news I’ve ever heard.” His eyes filled with water and he swiped it away, but it was only a temporary fix. “What about your broken leg?”

“Stop worrying.” Kellar reached out and brushed more tears from Tobyn’s cheeks. “It’s already started to knit together. Let’s just rest a bit, and then I can chew some of the other plant. It won’t take much longer until I’ll be able to shift and walk. You’re… you're much stronger than the last time you leant me your energy.”

“What’s wrong?”

“What? Nothing. What do you mean?”

“There’s something bothering you. I felt it when you said I was stronger.”

Kellar’s eyes widened. “Well, I guess that’s another sign then. I’m sorry, man. I wasn’t thinking straight, but I’m pretty sure... fuck... there's no other way to say it. Tobyn, we likely started the joining.”

It was Tobyn’s turn to widen his eyes in comprehension. “My saliva?”

“And mine. Right after I gave you back the clump, I could sense your heartbeat. It was going like a freight train, wasn’t it? I didn’t hear it… I felt it, like it was a part of me.”

“Yeah, it was… it definitely was. I was terrified of losing you.”

Kellar winced, and Tobyn knew what was behind it when Kellar continued. “Ms. Sybil said the joining is about exchanging bodily fluids… I guess I should have realized saliva could be one of them. I’m really sorry. If I'm right, this will make it harder for us to handle separation.”

Tobyn moved up beside the big man, feeling such peace that he was going to be okay. His mate was going to live. “It wasn’t very much saliva.” He leaned back against the same giant tree, not minding the scratchiness of it. The rain had stopped and a sliver of sunshine had made its way through the branches, caressing them with a welcomed touch.

“Maybe you didn’t get enough to matter. I got much more of it.”

“That hardly seems fair. How does your leg feel now? You’ve stretched it out a little.”

Kellar turned his head, a questioning look on his face, and Tobyn smiled at him. “What did you mean when you said it hardly seems fair?”

The intensity of his eyes burned into Tobyn’s, and he could swear his whole body heated. “I think you owe me some saliva. It should be equal, shouldn’t it? I’m not going to be some subservient mate, just because you’re the size of a mountain. Now, are you going to give me some more saliva or not?” He grinned at Kellar’s expression.

“Do… do you mean it? I think you still have a choice, Tobyn.”

“Jeez, are you always going to be this slow? I thought I was the dense one in this pair. Kiss me for God’s sake.”

As Kellar opened his mouth to speak again, Tobyn took the initiative and leaned in, brushing against lips that soon responded. Blood-stained hands came up to touch unshaven cheeks, but Tobyn didn’t care. He let Kellar take the lead, delivering more saliva with a tentative tongue, as requested. He didn’t have a lot of previous experience to go on, but as far as kisses were concerned, their first one was a doozy. Tobyn actually felt a little faint as they slowly, oh so slowly, drew apart.

“Wow,” Kellar muttered before finally opening his eyes. “Did you feel that?”

“If you mean that there were fireworks in my head and it was like it was meant to be, then yeah, I felt it,” he replied a little breathlessly.

“Yeah, that’s what I meant.” The wondrous smile that followed almost prevented Tobyn from seeing the tiredness in his mate’s eyes, but not quite.

“Okay, we need to get you healed enough to get you home because we need to get out of here. Are you ready to do some chewing?”

“Maybe after one more of those kisses.”

“That can come later, mountain man. Another one of those and I might lose my ability to walk,” he said with a shy grin. “We need to get this done.”

“But, I was serious. That kiss fed me some energy… don’t make that face… it really did, so stop arguing and pucker up.”

Tobyn laughed. “Okay, but don’t even think about bossing me around,” he murmured as he leaned back in for an encore. This one was soft, gentle, and oh so fulfilling. Tobyn was reluctant for such sweetness to end. “Better now?”

“Oh, hell yeah. You can be my battery charger from now on. Tobyn? I’m not dreaming, right? You really want this?”

Tobyn caught and held the light blue gaze. He could see the need residing there. “I really want this. I want you… I have since I first saw you. Kellar, I might be slow, but I’m not entirely stupid. And now it’s your turn to stop stalling. I’ve done enough of that for both of us.” He raised an eyebrow and smirked. “We have some healing to do… among other things.”

“Yes, we do. And I just figured out why there was more energy mist from your mom and Denver than from us yesterday.”

“Always the healer,” Tobyn said with a cheeky grin. “So… are you going to tell me why?”

“Yup. Saliva. They started their joining before they met the pack together, and we hadn’t. I saw them kiss a couple of times.”

“Ewww. Way to spoil the mood,” he said with a snicker. “Can we not talk about my mother exchanging saliva with someone? Anyway, so now that we’ve traded spit, we’ll produce more mist?”

“Well, I won’t be certain till we’re around shifters who need the energy, but yeah, it makes perfect sense it was the reason for the difference.”

“Awesome. Kellar?”

The big man hesitated in filling his mouth with the third herb. “Yeah?”

“What are we going to do with the hunter’s body?”

“I think we should leave it where it is. Thank God it fell over after you left, but it startled the shit out of me,” he said ruefully. “It’ll look like an animal attack if someone finds him. This is crown land, and it’s a long way from my property. I’ve never seen or smelled anybody in these woods at any time since I moved here, so don’t worry, okay?”

Tobyn nodded, trying to appear unaffected by the dead man. He took a nervous look through the trees around them.

“We’ll clean up any sign of humans being around, though, and there’s already wolf hair and flesh in the trap so we’ll spring it again. It’ll look like an animal was barely caught, and was able to pull free and attack him before he could use his rifle. We need to remove your fingerprints from when you took it away from him, and I want to check to see if he has any I.D. before we leave. He has a nephew out there somewhere hunting shifters, so a name would be good to have.

“Tobyn, look at me. You did a great thing for Morningstar, and every other pack, not to mention saving my ass. Like I said, the brute was a fucking murderer, and if you hadn’t done what you did, I have no doubt he’d have killed a lot more of us.”

Tobyn felt and loved the concern flowing out of Kellar for him and his state of mind. He understood it was the right thing, the only thing he could have done, but still, it was hard to take a life. His wolf had been up to the task, though, and for that he was grateful. “Thanks. I’m fine now… stop worrying about me and get chewing.”

“Now, who’s being bossy?” Kellar raised an eyebrow, and Tobyn was struck by how sexy that little gesture looked on the big shifter.

“Maybe we can take turns?” That earned him one of those belly laughs he loved so much. Something he’d worried he might never hear again.

“Sounds good to me.” Kellar filled his mouth and chewed, swallowing every couple of minutes until he gave Tobyn the thumbs up. Less than an hour later, it was done, and Kellar could stand. He was obviously sore, but the bone was healed and the wound closed. Tobyn felt pride when his mate insisted his energy had played a huge part. They stood and embraced for the first time as mates who understood what it meant. Tobyn let himself relax into it, and the handsome man. The feel of him in his arms, pressed against him, healthy once again, brought a lot of emotion to the surface.

“I was so scared. I didn’t know if I’d be fast enough.” He squeezed Kellar harder, afraid to pull back because his tear ducts were betraying him. “I wouldn’t have been able to handle losing you.”

“Knowing you came after me is what kept me going, Tobyn. I held onto that, and it let me slow the poison down. I didn’t know for sure what it meant, but it was enough no matter how we ended up. As long as I knew you didn’t hate me.”

“Jesus, man. Why would you think I could hate you?”

“Because I kept things back until I was sure, and you got blindsided twice as a result. I’m sorry for not telling you everything I was thinking.”

Tobyn really had to fight the tears now. “You did nothing wrong. Please don’t think you did. It was a weird day for sure, and I had the rug pulled out from under me, but it was what I needed. I was so damn focused on having a family and building up the pack, I wouldn’t let myself adapt. That’s on me, not you.” He finally pulled away enough to look into those attentive eyes, and saw the shimmer of them. Lowering his own eyes, he continued in a soft voice. “I’m sorry I took off. I didn’t think that through either. I didn’t think about what it would look like to you… to my mate. I let my wolf take over, and I ran. He wasn’t very happy about leaving you, but I couldn’t think straight, so he did it. When I realized what I’d done… it was too late. You’d already left.” He tried to smile, but still felt the shame.

“I caught hell from my mom, and from Tilly, who feels terrible about what she did by the way, and even from Miss Sybil. Man, was she mad at me. She said I was a fool for not learning our histories like I should have, and that I should start paying better attention because it might have cost me the best thing that could ever happen to me.” He looked back up into his mate’s eyes and managed a grin this time. “I deserved it… she was right… and you sure are a popular guy with the ladies.”

Kellar snorted, and followed up with that deep laugh of his. “Kind of ironic, isn’t it?” His laughter became a chuckle. “I’m thankful for whatever or whoever brought you to me.”

“You brought me here. All it took was you. It didn’t matter what they said because I already knew what I had to do. I tried to wait until morning, but I couldn’t. Thank the earth mother I didn’t wait. We can talk about all this later, though, because you been through hell and we need to get you home. We’ll just ignore what’s going on ‘down there’ for now.” His wet eyes twinkled and he received another dose of the big man’s laughter.

“For now,” Kellar agreed. “I’m going to search that creep’s clothes for information, if you want to grab one of those fallen pine branches and sweep away our footprints… leave our paw prints though, and don’t go near the parts of him you spit out.”

“It’s a deal. I don’t want to touch him ever again.” Tobyn’s eyes were drawn to Kellar’s swaying erection as they parted, shaking his head at the size of it. His mind went to their joining, and his anticipation was mixed with just a little apprehension. He raised his eyes to see he was being observed.

“I know what you’re thinking. We’ll be fine. There are different ways to join. We could even do the blood-brother thing where we cut our fingers and mingle the blood.”

“Oh, hell no. Not a chance, mate. We’re going to do it the right way, and that means making love. If you can sense my heart, you should already know that. I look forward to the challenge… might need a little time, though.” He smirked at the big man as he went off to find a branch.

That booming laugh followed him. “I think I like you being bossy. I’m sure as hell not going to argue with you.” His laughter ended and he became serious. “Tobyn?”

“Yeah?”

“I would do anything for you.”

“I know. Me too.” His eyes swept over the toppled corpse before he turned away, looking for a suitable broom.

Much thanks to my editor, Timothy M., and to all those who read and support this story.

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Gary-great job once again.....a little on the mushy sappy sad but I'm not complaining....my boys are together!!!! And Tobyn's not butt-hurt :P (yet hehehe) keep em coming..,..see you next week same wolf time same wolf channel

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Tense beginning, leading into delicious, luscious sweetness. I feel very indulged and happy. Nice work, Gary. :D

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:)

 

Kellar, I might be slow, but I’m not entirely stupid. Not entirely and he came through in the end

 

And now the real adventure begins...

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I don't even care that this was shortish.. It delivered! You delivered! Tobyn came to his senses, and how! Happy dance! This is not a review... Lol..
Can you post the next chapter tomorrow? As a bonus?
Thank you Gary, now for what's ahead!

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What a warm, wonderful chapter! So glad Tobyn and Kellar are finally on the same page! I think I held my breath through the whole time they were ridding Kellar of the poison! Lol! Can't wait to read more!!

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Thank God Tobyn pulled his head out of his ass in time! I was worried he would start back-peddling again and try to distance himself from having a mate, but he really stepped up here. Not only did he bust a hump to get back to Kellar, he assured the man he was done running now and was going to stop denying their connection. Heck he didn't even take Kellar's "blood brother" easy out. I was proud of him in this chapter. I was :lmao: imaging the scolding he received from the women of the pack. :lol:

 

I think Keller may still going to have some moments of doubt... He was denied by his mate and hurt, but they are definitely on the right path now.

 

I worry about them leaving "evidence" behind. I can't see that hunter going after Kellar without telling his nephew. He hasn't been alive and didn't make that many kills by being stupid cocky. Hopefully the added strength of having two mated pairs will give the pack enough strength in the inevitable fight.

 

Wonderful, felling good about the future, chapter, Gary :hug:

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Wow, G-Man, a tense dash through the forest for Tobyn, and your readers. When the crunch came, he didn't hesitate to follow his heart...and they beat the poison as a team.
I loved the touch of having their bonding partially accomplished through the sharing of saliva via the medicine...I think I liked this method more than the more common rending of flesh and leaving a mark on the mate's neck. I also got a laugh out of the inequality of the amount of saliva and the desire to even it up some. A good way to ease the tension of the moment, and let us know that theirs will be an equal bonding at the same time. I 'howled' at the 'subservient mate' comment...this is going to be one potentially stormy but satisfying relationship for them.
I know the Hunter's nephew has to be dealt with--but can we have a couple chapters of contented bonding before that? :)
Still have to wonder how the Hunters can find lycans...it must be a special ability if not everyone has it, and it runs in families...but then, I was wrong in thinking the Malaise was due to some sort of silver contamination.
Anxious for the next one, my dear friend! (Had to stick an exclamation point in--it's been a
while.)

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On 08/30/2016 09:10 AM, JayT said:

Gary-great job once again.....a little on the mushy sappy sad but I'm not complaining....my boys are together!!!! And Tobyn's not butt-hurt :P (yet hehehe) keep em coming..,..see you next week same wolf time same wolf channel

Hey, jt... thanks for the review, the support and the kind words. Mushy and sappy... yup, that's me :) . Glad I could make you happy, my friend... see you next week... cheers... Gary....

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On 08/30/2016 09:46 AM, Lux Apollo said:

Tense beginning, leading into delicious, luscious sweetness. I feel very indulged and happy. Nice work, Gary. :D

Exactly how I wanted you to feel... thanks, buddy. Delicious, luscious sweetness... awesome! Thanks for the great review... cheers... Gary....

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On 08/30/2016 09:48 AM, Bucket1 said:

:)

 

Kellar, I might be slow, but I’m not entirely stupid. Not entirely and he came through in the end

 

And now the real adventure begins...

Does this mean you like him now? :) . And yes, adventure is afoot... I don't know if you noticed, but Tobyn referred to himself as the 'dense' one of this pair... you can imagine my amusement when you tagged him as TtD hehe...thank you, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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On 08/30/2016 10:05 AM, Defiance19 said:

I don't even care that this was shortish.. It delivered! You delivered! Tobyn came to his senses, and how! Happy dance! This is not a review... Lol..

Can you post the next chapter tomorrow? As a bonus?

Thank you Gary, now for what's ahead!

LOL! I love this. Thank you, Def. It seems I made a few people happy... at least for now... dum dum dum. He he.I can't post the next chapter till Monday, but I will promise to 'deliver' a lot more story in the coming weeks. And this IS a review, and a wonderful one at that... cheers, my friend... Gary....

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On 08/30/2016 11:12 AM, LadyDe said:

:o:read::D:kiss::glomp::wub::lol::heart::hug::thankyou:

Ah, LadyDe! You're one in a million. Thank you... I got your message loud and clear and I love it... I live to make you happy :) . Thanks for this :hug: Cheers... Gary....

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Well you can knock me over with a feather! Holy smokes, talk about a shift and i dont mean them and their alter-egos.
Nice Gary and i agree with jt, maybe a bit soapy, but still a nice lemony fresh scent when all is said and done.
Seriously now.. nice chapter.. i truly enjoyed it!
tim xoxo

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On 08/30/2016 12:35 PM, jaysalmn said:

What a warm, wonderful chapter! So glad Tobyn and Kellar are finally on the same page! I think I held my breath through the whole time they were ridding Kellar of the poison! Lol! Can't wait to read more!!

Thank you, jaysalm! So glad you thought so. I really appreciate your support and hearing your thoughts... cheers... Gary...

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On 8/29/2016 at 10:48 PM, LitLover said:

Thank God Tobyn pulled his head out of his ass in time! I was worried he would start back-peddling again and try to distance himself from having a mate, but he really stepped up here. Not only did he bust a hump to get back to Kellar, he assured the man he was done running now and was going to stop denying their connection. Heck he didn't even take Kellar's "blood brother" easy out. I was proud of him in this chapter. I was :lmao: imaging the scolding he received from the women of the pack. :lol:

 

I think Keller may still going to have some moments of doubt... He was denied by his mate and hurt, but they are definitely on the right path now.

 

I worry about them leaving "evidence" behind. I can't see that hunter going after Kellar without telling his nephew. He hasn't been alive and didn't make that many kills by being stupid cocky. Hopefully the added strength of having two mated pairs will give the pack enough strength in the inevitable fight.

 

Wonderful, felling good about the future, chapter, Gary :hug:

The thing I find about Tobyn is that he's intelligent, and he doesn't waffle once he gets there. He's genuine, and willing to admit when he makes a mistake. That's all you can ask of a young man. He may be stubborn and slow to adapt, but half measures aren't his thing. I was proud of him too. As far as Kellar, he looks forward... he hasn't let his past affect him as much as many might have. He is one happy man right now, and he won't let that be ruined... he may asks questions, but I don't think he will dwell. We find out more about hunters in general as the story moves along... but I did find Reznick just a little too cocky, and I think that came from his insanity, and years of 'success' at his grisly mission.

Glad you liked the chapter, my friend... the future will be ... interesting... cheers... Gary....

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On 08/30/2016 09:26 PM, ColumbusGuy said:

Wow, G-Man, a tense dash through the forest for Tobyn, and your readers. When the crunch came, he didn't hesitate to follow his heart...and they beat the poison as a team.

I loved the touch of having their bonding partially accomplished through the sharing of saliva via the medicine...I think I liked this method more than the more common rending of flesh and leaving a mark on the mate's neck. I also got a laugh out of the inequality of the amount of saliva and the desire to even it up some. A good way to ease the tension of the moment, and let us know that theirs will be an equal bonding at the same time. I 'howled' at the 'subservient mate' comment...this is going to be one potentially stormy but satisfying relationship for them.

I know the Hunter's nephew has to be dealt with--but can we have a couple chapters of contented bonding before that? :)

Still have to wonder how the Hunters can find lycans...it must be a special ability if not everyone has it, and it runs in families...but then, I was wrong in thinking the Malaise was due to some sort of silver contamination.

Anxious for the next one, my dear friend! (Had to stick an exclamation point in--it's been a

while.)

Hey, CG... thank you. The thing about joining is that it can be different for every pair, according to Miss Sybil. The mates can choose what's right for them, but saliva seems to be a given, we have found out. Joinings though, can span a period of time, again different for each pair... it is a process, not a bite and you're done. I'm so pleased you liked this.

Yeah, Kellar was caught by surprise by Tobyn's saliva comment. I'm glad you liked Tobyn's 'subserviant' remark... Tobyn is uniquely refreshing for me to write. I think he will keep Kellar on his toes, and Kellar will love it. More information will unfold... you can try to guess all you want though... but I'm not telling :) . I liked this exclamation mark, buddy... thanks for the awesome review, and for sticking with me... it's apparent this story is not everyone's cup of tea... much love and respect... cheers... Gary....

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On 08/31/2016 06:58 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Well you can knock me over with a feather! Holy smokes, talk about a shift and i dont mean them and their alter-egos.

Nice Gary and i agree with jt, maybe a bit soapy, but still a nice lemony fresh scent when all is said and done.

Seriously now.. nice chapter.. i truly enjoyed it!

tim xoxo

Yeah, the fog has lifted, and Tobyn has stopped fighting. And even better is that he's happy about it. 'A bit soapy?' Yeah, maybe, but these are my kind of men. :) Kellar is a big old teddy bear who finally has something, someone, for himself. It's about time for the man with the big, caring heart... and Tobyn isn't afraid to say outright what he wants and feels anymore. . Thanks, my friend, for the review, and for truly enjoying this one... I hope it made up somewhat for all that maddening stuff hehe... cheers... Gary... xoxo

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Perhaps now they can finally start to use their combined strength for the good of the pack. And themselves. There's a hunter to locate. And a much more pleasant joining to see to... ;)

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Well, I was sure Tobyn would come around and he did come around just in time :yes: Besides you probably would have had to deal with an angry mob of people carrying pitchforks and torches if anything had happened to Kellar :lol: . I'm interested in seeing how their mating goes and what Tobyn does at that time :lol: this was a short but nice chapter Gary. thank you :hug:

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On 09/01/2016 05:09 AM, Puppilull said:

Perhaps now they can finally start to use their combined strength for the good of the pack. And themselves. There's a hunter to locate. And a much more pleasant joining to see to... ;)

They are finally in a different place... exactly where they should be, and they need a breather. Let's see if they will get it... and yes, the joining... there are much better things to share than spit, although that's a good start. Apparently, there IS another hunter out there... will he play a part? Hmmmmm... thanks for the support, Puppilull... cheers... Gary....

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On 09/01/2016 06:17 AM, dughlas said:

Yeah ... now what could possibly go wrong?

Huh? Sunshine and Rainbows from here on out, dugh :) . Or, maybe not. It just might get interesting... thanks, buddy, for all your support... cheers... Gary....

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On 09/01/2016 08:13 AM, Victor Gutte said:

Well, I was sure Tobyn would come around and he did come around just in time :yes: Besides you probably would have had to deal with an angry mob of people carrying pitchforks and torches if anything had happened to Kellar :lol: . I'm interested in seeing how their mating goes and what Tobyn does at that time :lol: this was a short but nice chapter Gary. thank you :hug:

Thanks, Victor. I'm pleased you liked it. If I ever need it, I have my own pitchfork... and I'm pretty handy with it :) . Kellar has NEVER been better, so all is good... for now... their mating? We'll see... I appreciate the support, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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Tobyn has indeed shown he will do anything for his mate: run his paws sore and his heart to near bursting, kill a hunter who threatens his man, admit to being dense and at fault for running away before and for denying what was plain for Tilly and others to see. He'll give every ounce of energy, his heart and his body to the mountain man, who is his earth mate, now and forever. :wub:
They took turns in teasing each other gently, admitting how they felt and the fears they had. Of course they also took turns in donating saliva and being bossy. :lol: I have no doubt they will take turn in their lovemaking and caring for each other and sharing the burden of what comes next: hunting down the hunters and reconnecting with other packs.
Oh and I agree about liking the slow pace of the bonding, like Miss Sybil said: it's the same a falling in love. Btw I laughed at Tobyn's joke about Kellar as the ladies' favorite, but at the same time I'm happy the three most important women in Tobyn's life read him the riot act on stupidity. :yes:

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