|Ronin ~ Friend to the Tigers|
An animals eyes have the ability to speak a truly great language
|Owned by: Ashira ~ Posted on: 06:35, February 8, 2016 (UTC)|
|Steven Winterson ~ Lt. of Eros' cabin|
"Rada rada rada rada" ~Schnitzel
|Owned by: Mr. Universe ~ Posted on: Steven Winterson (talk) 16:03, February 10, 2016 (UTC)|
The flight through the enchanted wood
Ronin: Shaken awake by his friend Ronin looks around drowsily before picking up on the distress in his voice. Finally he registers what was said about the wooded area constantly changing and his own mind kicks in to gear. "Oh! We gotta move! Lilo hunting party time!" Lilo instantly shakes herself awake and the two stand up next to Steven. "Can you walk?" He looks at his friend remembering the collapse and feeling concern, and a slight tug on his heart at the thought that he might get lost in there without him.
Steven: "Yes don't worry about me. Just go ahead. While flying here i marked some of the treese with cuts from my scythe so look for those okay?" Steven said as he was concerned about the boy and his tiger. They were new and because of his forgetfulness they were gonna get lost in the forest. "I'll follow you. I still don't have the strenght to run but i'll walk behind you okay? Don't worry about me just rush towards the camp." Steven smiled faintly and shooed his friends away to the camp.
Ronin: Ronin shook his head lightly tears starting to well up. He turned to Lilo and pet her head. "Go on ahead Lilo. Make sure you find the way out. Me and Steven will catch up." The little tiger cub looked up at him then took off running in the direction they had come. Turning to Steven, Ronin slipped up beside him trying his best to be a support for the taller male. "I won't leave you behind. And if push comes to shove I will teleport both of us out of here using my mothers power." He grimaces slightly hating to teleport because it always leaves him with veritgo and wanting to throw up and sleep for a day. "Lets get moving dummy before we really do get lost."
Steven: Steven was very surprised by the boy's actions. Why would he stay if he ad the chance to escape? "What are you doing?!? Go with your friend and get away from this place!" Stven tried to push Ronin forward but he didn't recover his strenght yet so it was pretty hard for him even tho the boy was smaller than him. "Go! Leave me - i've been in this forest enaugh times to be capable of findidng my way out" Steven sighed. This flight really drained him. But that didn't matter - he had to make sure those two made their way back to camp. Even if it meant wandering in this forest forever. "Please! Before something attacks us!" Steven begged the boy even tho deep down he knew it was pointless.
Ronin: Ronin smiles up at the boy small tears rolling down his face. "Its my fault we got in this mess and I intend to get us, both of us, out of it." He feels himself being pushed away so he wraps his arms around one of the taller males arms refusing to give an inch. "You said yourself this forest is in motion. So there is no possible way you could know exactly which way to go. So I will not leave you. You hear me Mr!? I am going no where without you! And if something did stumble upon you there would be no way you could defend yourself in your current state!" He looks to the ground and mumbles out "Besides I wouldnt be able to forgive myself if you got lost or worse."
Steven: Steven was confused. Why was he crying? He reached with his hand and wiped the boy's tears "Don't cry Ronin - we'll be fine okay? I'm a son of Eros so i usually find my way by sensing the love around me but it wont work if we're far away from the camp." Steven smiled slightly as he heard the other boy's words. He could see he was concerned about his health "I'm not as defenceless as i may look. I still have a trick or two up my sleeve." Steven cursd at himslef. If he onlu brought his bow here he could have fired an arrow towards camp with a note saying what's happened. But he was stupid enaugh to leave it in his cabin. "Don't worry we'll find the way back, i prommise" He took Ronin's hand and took their first steps on the way home.
Ronin: Ronin's tears stopped as the boy wiped them away and he allowed himself to be led away. He was worried about his friend more than he let on. Ronin really had gotten them into a fine predicament and despite trying his hardest he couldnt find a silver lining. And he had never teleported more than one person so he was scared he might not be able to. And that fear wouldnt be shaken. But then he thought about being lost alone with this boy and he felt a little calmer. There would be no problems being lost with someone as nice as him. As he lost himself in these thoughts he suddenly heard some far off branch snap and he screamed and suddenly latched on to Stevens arm shaking violently. He hated to admit it but he was still kind of scared of the dark and he was still nervous about maybe having to teleport the both of them so the scream was rather loud and panicked. "STEVEN its coming!" He buried his face against the taller males bicep still shaking hard.
Steven: Steven smiled "Don't worry Ronin - it was just a nymph minding it's own buisness" He stroked the smaller boy's head to make him feel save. What an adorable little fella Ronin was. Steven could see that Ronin was very scared but he was still determind to lead them out tof that enchanted forest. "Don't worry i'm here. I'll prostect you if something comes for us" Steven gave a playful smile to Ronin. "Oh look there!" Steven said as he transformed his scythe into it's big form with his free hand again and pointed to a large branch of a nearby tree. A big could be seen on it "That's the mark i left. That's good - it means that we're on the right way". Steven didn't mind Roning snuggling in his hand either - if it was making the boy feel safer then he'd even fight like that if he had to.
Ronin: He felt himself being soothed and looked up blushing brightly feeling like a fool. "J-just a Nymph?" He looked off into the woods and nodded. As the Scythe pointed out the gash in the tree Ronin smiled faintly. They were going the right way despite the dark. "I can protect us you know. You get someplace safe if something comes for us." His face was determined again despite the still seething fear roiling inside him. He gripped his friends hand a little tighter as they began moving again. As he looked back on the scene a few moments later the blush returned as he thought about the way he had clung to the older male. His muscles had felt... wonderful underneath his shaking hands.
Steven: Steven thought that blush was adorable on Ronin's face. His face lightened up as he heard the boy's words "I know you can. You're a big strong man after all! But for now let me take charge of defence departamanet okay?" Steven smiled as he saw the boy's determination. He admired that - even some of the older campers wouldn't have showed such courage if they were lost in the forest. Such a brave young lad deserved a price for his bravery in the face of danger. Besides Ronin really looked tired to Steven as they've been walking for quite some time now. "You know what? Lets take a rest. We're following the right path alredy so it wouldn't hurt to get our muscles some resrt right?" Steven gave Ronin a perfect smile and then grabbed him bride-style, spread his wings and left the little boy on one fot the medium-high branches of a tree. "You wait here untill i get some water okay Ronin? I heard water flowing nearby so i'm gonna go look for it" Stven said as he got on the ground and dragged his scythe on the ground so he can leave a trail to find his way back to the boy "Oh and no circus tricks to go after me okay? I trust you'll listen to me" Steven winked at the boy and left.
Ronin: Ronin gasped as he felt himself suddenly swept up and carried bridal style into the trees. As he felt himself dropped on a branch he looked at the boy as he retreated into the forest. "If I feel anything amiss I'm coming after you!" Ronin called out to him as he walked away. When he saw the wink he felt himself starting to blush again. He lowered himself onto the branch so he was sitting with his feet dangling in open air. "I swear if that big dummy gets himself hurt he's gonna regret it. I will give him such a scolding." He giggled kicking his feet in the open air. He spots a robin a few trees away and calls it to him. "Follow that big... cute, boy over there and make sure he doesnt get hurt okay." The little robin flew off after him. Feeling the word 'cute' form in his mouth about Steven had felt right. Just like the feelings he had inside felt nice and normal despite never having had them before. Nervously he looked at the retreating line afraid Steven had heard him call the boy cute. He did have scary acute hearing after all.
Steven: Steven found the small river quickly. The water was clean so he dicided to go back to Ronin. He followed the trail he left behind back to the tree where the boy waited on the branch as he prommised. "Jump here kiddo i found some fresh water" Steven said as he waved his hand at the boy as a sign to follow him "Come on slowpoke - drag that cute butt of yours here or i will do it myself." Steven laughed at Ronin.
Ronin: He felt his face go red as the boy returned and called out to him. 'He just called me cute! He must have heard me...' He looks down picking his spot perfectly and launched himself out of the tree into open air. Grinning viciously he modifies his aerial position so he lands on Steven hoping the big dummy would be smart enough to catch him and not collapse. "Coming down!" The robin can be spotted off in the distance watching the pairs weird interaction.
Steven: "Aww how cute. He just wanted to snuggle" Steven laughed as he caughed the falling boy with suprime precision. "Now Cutie and the Beast lets go drink some water before continueing "Steven said as he walked towards the little river, stil caring his friend in his hands.
Ronin: He blushes but laughs happily as he is caught by Steven. He wraps his arms around the boys neck not wanting to be dropped on the ground quite yet. "I am not cute!" His face goes a shade darker as he realizes the boy is still carrying him despite the fact that he could have easily sat him on the ground. "I hope the river water tastes okay. I havent drunk from one in a year or so." He smiles nervously up at his friend. "And call me cute again and you'll find out that this cutie has claws and fangs." His grin almost comes off like that of a feral tiger.
Steven: "As you say cutie" Steven laughed still carying his friend "Most people are usually happy when an Eros kid gives them a compliment" He smiled "Oh little cutie has claws? Can't wait to see them!" Steven laughed again as he slighltl spanked Ronin's butt "Bad cutie!" the he gave another perfect smile to the other boy as they reached the river "Well we're here " Steven said as he carefuly sat Ronin on the ground and leaned on the edge of the river to drink, unintenitionally exposing his butt to Ronin " Come here cutie, the water is just fine!" Steven said as he grabbed a palm full of water and drank it down.
Ronin: He blushes even brighter as Steven spanks him but he cant help but feel pleased as he watches his friend bend over showing off his apple bottom. He licks his lips silently and walks over to the water, kneeling on all fours to take a few quick drinks. As he sits back up feeling slightly refreshed he looks to his friend who is still drinking. Grinning ferally he tackles his friend. "I told you!" He nibbles on his friends neck playfully leaving a small mark on the elder boys body. As he pulls away they are left in a semi awkward position of Ronin sitting in the boys lap looking down at him. As Ronin realizes the position he blushes again his eyes going wide.
Steven: "Wow there cutie wants to play?" Steven alughed as he got tackled by his firend "Fine then!" Steven said as he grabbed his friend firmly and rolled over making both of them fall in the river with a big splash "So cutie do you still want to play" Stven said as he filled his palms wiht water and threw it in Ronin's face.
Ronin: He cries out as Steven rolls them both into the chilly river and he resurfaces struggling in the water. He could barely touch but the current was pulling him closer to the center and he had never been taught how to swim, he was always with the tigers after all and they never swam unless necessary. As he is splashed by Steven he loses his concentration and slips under the water.
Steven: What a fool Steven was. How can he forget that not everyone had grown near one of the most famos beaches in the world. He jumped in the water quickly pulled ronin out and jumped out of the water Landing on the shore. Steven let the boy land on him ensuring him a soft landing. He let Ronin rest ontop of him while he hugged him tightly "I'm so sorry Ronin. I shouldn't have done that...I could have killed you..." Steven's voice became so silent he was almost whispering. He kissed Ronin's head slightly as he was worried about the boy after what he had done just now.
Ronin: He felt someone dive near him under the water and soon found fresh air in his lungs as Steven pulled him from the water. Laying on the dry land on top of Steven Ronin coughed up a couple mouthfuls of water before settling against Stevens chest shaking hard with both fear and cold. He feels Steven kiss his head and blushes profusely. Speaking weakly due to pain in his lungs Ronin looks up with a faint smile. "You had no way of knowing I cant swim. Its no ones fault but my own for attacking you the way I did." He lays his head down again trying to get his shaking body to steady and his aching lungs to, well, stop aching.
Steven: Steven officialy declared himself stupid. Because of his stupidity Ronin was now afraid and cold. He got so angry at himslef that he quicky grabbed Ronin and his scythe and ran towards the trail he left earlier. The rage he felt gave him the nergyhe needed so he never stopped running - he saw all the threes that he marked and he ran with Ronin in his hands for what seemed like hours until they finally reached the familiar group of trees near Eros' cabin. With his last energy he sat Ronin on the ground and collapsed next to him fainting.
Ronin: Roning felt himself suddenly lifted and the rush of air as they began to run. Weakly he clung to Steven the entire duration of their flight scared of falling from the boys arms considering the speed with which they were moving. When he feels himself sat on the ground he looks up and sees Steven's face go blank as he collapses towards the ground. Going on instinct Ronin quickly moves to ensure that Steven's landing is softer than it would have been by catching him and collapsing himself against the ground. Slowly squirming out from under Steven Ronin spots Lilo a few feet away from the trees. "Hunting Party down Lilo!" The little tiger seems to understand the command and jumps up running to Eros cabin for help. Soon a few of the other Eros campers come out and spot the pair on the ground, Ronin sitting on all fours next to Steven his Wakizashi out and brandished as if to defend Steven from some unknown assailant. As they approach Ronin openly weeps. "You have to help him!"
Steven: Steven's first sight when he woke up was the familarity of the Red walls in the Eros cabins. He figured he fainted again from pushing himself over the limit to keep his prommise to Ronin. He was awake yes but he didn't had the strenght to even move. Another thing he noticed was that he wasn't wet anymore and his cold wet clothes were changed with warm new ones. Ronin. was his first thought. He really hoped the acrobat was okay after the long and tiring journey they had throught the enchanted woods.
Ronin: When the Eros cabin mates had taken Steven he had refused to leave his side. They tried but a few of them now had fresh scratch marks and they had decided it best to leave him alone. Now he sat on a chair beside the door in his room watching. His eyes were heavy and he was really hungry but he refused to move. When other cabin mates had tried to come in he had hissed at them in unison with Lilo and scared them off. The only people he allowed in were Apollo children who brought Ambrosia. Now as Steven starts to stir Ronin sits up expectantly hoping his friend is okay.
Steven: After a minute or two after he woke up Steven noticed some familiar faces from the Apollo cabin in the room he was in. They gave him something to chew - he guessed it was ambrosia. It tasted like snow, lemons and other citric fruits. He knew that ambrosia tasted like the things you love the most and citrus fruits were one of the only things he remembered of his house in Malibu. After some time of chewing the tasty medicine he gathered the strenght to sit on his bad which provoked a reaction in the Apollo kids around him who told him to take it easey and don't rush himslef. "Where is he?" Steven asked in a low scratchy voice. He wanted to make sure that his prommised was fulfilled ot the maximum.
Ronin: As he watches Steven take the medicine Ronin smiles releaved that his friend would be okay. Standing up from his seat he walks slowly over to the foot of the bed. "I'm here Steven. Don't worry about me. I'm glad you're okay." He smiles happily at his friend despite the pounding in his head from lack of sleep and hunger. He looks to the apollo children, "You should see to the campers I scratched. Tell them my apologies for doing so." As the campers flee the room Ronin turns to Steven again. "How are you feeling?"
Steven: "You scratched someone?" Steven said narowing his icey eyes at Ronin "Who?" He asked the boy ignoring his question. What happened while he was asleep? Did Ronin got into a fight? Sure he was a skilled fighter but there were much older and more experienced demigods in the camp so he was worried for the boy "Did you got into a fight, Ronin?" Steven asked honeestly.
Ronin: He looks at the comforter on Stevens bed feeling ashamed. He nods once and then looks up tears welling up again. "They weren't going to let me stay by your side! They told me that me and Lilo had to go back to Cybele cabin and wait for you to wake up. So I fought them until they gave up and let me in..." He looks back down blushing slightly.
Steven: Steven paused for a minute "Look kiddo i know you're a greatf ighter but some of the campers here are much older and much more powerful...and with really explosive tempers. Don't do that again okay? I don't want you to end up bandaged in the bed next to mine." he said with a concerned look on his eyes "Now..." Steven tried to stand up even tho the Apollo kids told him to stay in bed because he's not fully recovered his strenght. With a little bit of tripping he walked over to the kid. "What are you gonna say we go and get something to eat eh?" he smiled.
Ronin: He looks up as Steven gets out of bed listening to the lecture about not fighting bigger older kids. He nods though he had no intention of letting someone get in his way no matter how much bigger or older they were. As Steven stumbles a bit Ronin moves to support him instantly sliding his hand into Stevens trying to offer support for him like he did back in the woods. "You really shouldn't be out of bed yet though!" He chuckles softly knowing it was no use trying to talk him back into the bed. "Fine lets go to get some..." He stops mid sentence a giant yawn escaping him ending in a cute little squeak. "Let's go get some food." He smiles up at his friend his eyes slightly bleary from the tears brought on by the huge yawn.
Steven: "I'm not gonna just lie in that bed - i have to train my fighting skills + I'm hungry and i want to spend some time with you" Steven said as the other boy yawned "Awww even your yawns are cute, Cutie" Steven joked as he spanked the cutie's butt. "Now unless you want me to eat you lets go find some food because i really am starving". Steven looked through the window and sow that sun was just rising and that it was early in the morning. Did they spend THAT much time in the forest?
Ronin: Ronin yelped lightly in shock as he gets spanked again blushing brightly. As he looks out following Steven's line of sight he sees the sunrise and smiles. "Alright then. Lets go see if we cant find something good for you to eat other than me." His grin is one of amusement as he slowly leads the way out of the room. The Apollo kids move to stop them as they enter the hall where the three kids with scratch marks on their arms and torsos were waiting. Ronin's glare seems to have a small effect as they go back to treating the other campers. Ronin looks up at Steven and smiles. "Any idea where you want to go?"
Steven: "Where food is" Steven simply said. He was pretty sure that if didn't get food soon his body will start eating itself. Steven saw that the Apollo kids stopped trying to convince them to go back to the room when Ronin gave them a look. "Like don't scare mine and Apollo's cabin like that. They only wanted to help, that's all. They didn't meant it in a bad way" Steven tried to deffend the other kids. "Try putting yourself in their shoes - finding someone from your cabin injured is pretty bad. Ofcourse they'd want to see me" Steven said. "I don't want you to be that rash and irrational next time okay?" Steven smiled and pinched Ronin's cheaks.
Ronin: He looks at the ground feeling chastized. "I'm sorry... I wasn't thinking when they took you..." He just walked along side him sulking quietly feeling awful for having harmed the other campers. "I promise to be more rational if there ever comes a next time. But I wont let you exhaust yourself to the point of collapse on my account either." He looks up at him. "Promise you'll never push yourself that hard again." It was more of a command than a request because for the first time since they had met aside from the terrifying encounter in the forest he was serious. Very serious in fact.
Steven: "I can't prommise that and you know it" Steven said with a sad smile "If your cute butt gets into trouble again i'll do whatever's necessery." Steven said with the most serious tone he could pull off "Also. If you want to practise your acrobatics i suggest you to ditch the forest as a training place now." Steven sighed. He knew it was his fault - he had to keep an eye on these two when he saw that they're new. And then he forgot to tell them about the forest the. And the most stupid and emberassing of all - he collapsed and left the boy take care of him. What was he thinking. He should have stopped them before entering the deep parts of the forest...but he didn't "Well we'll find you some place. Just prommise me not to go so deep into that forest again okay? You saw how dangerous it can be." Steven said concerned.
Ronin: He nods knowing the he was right about the fact that he couldnt and wouldnt make such a promise because he was the same way. "I need trees to practice acrobatics dummy. But I will be more cautious about how deep in I go." He smiles giggling. "Unless of course it means I get to see you and get saved again~" His smile was playful as he wrapped his other arm around the older males arm. "And if you think you can find a safer place where I wont get lost then sure go right ahead."
Steven: "Okay fine use the forest but be very cautious okay?" Steven said to the younder boy as he was snuggling in his arm "And you don't need to get lost to see me. Just knock on my door and you have me". Steven was very gald the boy was alright. In just a few hours he became really close with Ronin so he wanted him to be safe. "Now where were we going again?" Steven asked and smiled silyly at Ronin.
Ronin: He looked up at the boy thinking for a moment. His sleep adled brain simply was not cooperating with him. Finally he remembered there intended destination. "You wanted to go someplace to eat remember? You said you were hungry." Ronin looked ahead watching the sun continue its ascent into the sky. "It's going to be a beautiful day. I think if I can make it I might take a nap on the roof in the sun."
Steven: "No you're not because you're not gonna even try" Steven said with a convincing voice "I'm not gonna even allow you to practice any kind of acrobatics untill you get a good 12 hours sleep okay?" Steven stroked the smaller boy's shoulder "You cutie are going straight to bed after we eat. And if you don't listen to me i'll throw you into the Hypnos' cabin!" Steven laughed silyly "So you better listen!".
Ronin: He looked up at Steven thoughtfully. If he wasnt allowed to go to sleep on the roof then he had an even better idea. "You need sleep too Steven. So why don't you stay with me at my cabin? We could take a nice nap together. My beds big enough." His smile was sly and all too pleased with himself. While the prospect of food was alluring the thought of spending another nap with the boy outside of the woods was even more so.
A Meal For Two and a bedroom Trist
Steven: "Well we alredy had 2 sets of naps...but it does sound tempting so i'm gonna say yes" Steven ruffled Ronin's hair and then spanked his butt and put a sexy grinn on "But i DO NEED food so i suggest we do that after we get a snack or two okay? It will make us fall asleep more easily too" He said as they neared the pavilion. "Aghhh i really want a cheeseburger even tho i know i shouldn't eat it." Steven mumbled while flexing his muscles, putting a small show-off show for Ronin to enjoy. "Anyways what are you gonna eat?"
Ronin: Ronin smiled at the ground not wanting to let Steven know that he hadnt slept the entire time he had been passed out the second time around. As he was spanked he looked up grinning at Steven. As they entered the Pavillion he saw Steven start to flex his various muscles and Ronin caught himself starting to drool slightly. "I know what I want to eat but I doubt its on the menu." He half whispered to himself. As the scent of food hits him he starts to think about something breakfasty and his instincts tell him today is a waffle kinda day. "Waffles sound good too."
Steven: "Oh well waffles ARE on the menu. I don't know what you're talking about" Steven said as he heard the boy's mumbling. "Anyways i can't really eat anything fattening" he said to Ronin "Maybe chicken..." Steven mumbled under his nose while thinking of the choices he had to get food. "Yeah it's decided - it's gonna be some chicken nuggets for me - baked!" he said implying on the last word. "Well then if we have decided then go ahead and order, Ronin. Otherwise i'm gonna eat you and you're gonna love it" Steven said as he put a sexy grinn on and winked to the other boy.
Ronin: Ronin blushed as Steven winked at him because unbenounced to Steven he was very right. Ronin would have loved to have gone back to a room after the show of attractive muscular physique the older had shown off and he couldnt shake the image from his mind. Trying his hardest to act normal despite this, Ronin approached the lady who was taking the orders of various campers and smiled at her. "Can I get some waffles ma'am? And some baked chicken nuggets for this big lumux?" He chuckled to himself as he pointed at Steven. "I dont need anything special with them I just know I should eat something." He smiled at the girl as she nodded and looked to Steven.
NPC Ordertaker: "And how many nuggets for you sir? And will there be anything else for you?"
Steven: "A LOT" Steven said to the girl, smiling "Also can i get some pink soda too?" He asked the girl putting a charming face on. Ofcourse eveything in the pavilion was free so he could anything he wanted but Pink soda was his favorite drink! "Make it a big one - i'll share it with that pimp" he laughed and winked at Ronin again. He really got attached to the boy so he decided that sharing a soda wouldn't hurt.
Ronin: He blushed lightly as he listened to Steven place his order. And for some reason he got really enraged when the girl laughed a little too loudly at Stevens jokes. Smiling politely despite this Ronin nodded and took Stevens hand in his. "Thank you ma'am." He looked up at Steven as she went to collect their order. "I've never had pink soda. Is it good?" He tilted his head to the side trying his hardest to be cute like the woman who had taken their order.
Steven: "Don't worry Ronin, i'm gay" Steven winked at his friend as he sensed what he was feeling "And yes Pink soda is amazing! It tastes like your favourite fruit!" Steven said as he got 2 straws from the big cup near the girl. "And if it's your first time then drink up!" Steven gave one of the straws to Ronin and stuck his own in the drink as he got a big sip from the pink fluid. A big sexy sigh escaped his mouth as he was drinking his favourite drink.
Ronin: Blushing because of his own stupidity Ronin took the straw and quietly took a cautious sip of the drink. It was actually quite delicious and despite being pink tasted of mangos. Smiling he took another drink as he carefully watched his companion. He arced his back as he pulled away releasing yet another massive yawn. He hadn't slept at all that night and he was feeling the effects. All he wanted to do was curl up in a nice warm patch of sun but then he spotted his wafles and his stomach decided food was the better of the two options. Forgetting all manners he quickly started eating said waffles with ferocity.
Steven: Steven just smiled as he watched the boy shove his face in the waffles - it was the most adorable thing ever and coming from a child of Eros - it was a pretty big compliment. When his Chicken nuggets were delivered to him he saw one that was longer than the other so he got an idea "Hey Ronin do you want a bite?" Steven asked the samller boy smiling at him. "It's very tasty come one, take this one!" Steven gave the long nugget to hs friend and waited for him to bite it.
Ronin: As he was eating his waffles Ronin heard Steven ask him if he wanted a chicken nugget. He wasnt about to refuse the offer because it was coming from his friend so he took the nugget from Steven being very careful to slow down his movements. Taking a small bite out of the nugget concerened that the taste of nugget on top of waffle would be weird he looks up at Steven.
Steven: Steven quickly leaned on the table and bit halfway the other end fo the nugget as Ronin did and then winked at him as he was slowly biting him allowing Ronin to enjoy the hot sight infront of him.
Ronin: As Steven suddenly leans over the table Ronin's entire face goes bright red as he realizes just how close they are to kissing. Deciding it would be devilishly good fun Ronin closes the space between their lips to eat the remainder of his half of the nuggets. He grins impishly as he pulls back having kissed his friend. But the growing problem in his pants was making it hard for him to sit their and pretend everything was normal.
Steven: Steven pulled back and sat on his place as his friend has kissed him. He then put a sexy smile on and whispered "Oh well somebody seems to enjoy himself" Steven pointed towards Ronin's crotch through the table "I'm son of the god of lust - you can't hide this from me" Steven winked at him and took a long sip from his straw staring right at Ronin's eyes.
Ronin: His face, if possible, gets even more red as he remembers who Stevens godly parent was. Slamming his face into the table he lets of an exasperated sigh. Then he has another devilishly good idea. He looks up and whispers, "Its no fun if I'm the only one." And then uses one if his feet to move about between Steven's thighs. He had seen movies were people did this and was just hoping he was doing it right.
Steven: Steven let out a small moan and he put his hands behind his head as he was clearly enjoying the boy's footwork. A big tent quickly grew inside his ants but he just allowed Ronin do his job on his crotch. "Dirty" was the only thing he said to Ronin as he pierced him with his icey eyes.
Ronin: He looked up at his friend a slight blush covering his face. He could tell that his friend was enjoying himself because his pants were standing at attention and looking down his pants too were getting all too tight. Ronin looked back up and found himself wanting to hurl himself across the table at his friend, to kiss the boy again. He wasnt sure what it was about this boy but his attractive features and well endowed areas made Ronin want him in a way he had never wanted anybody. While all these thoughts swirled around in his head never once did Ronin stop stroking his friends body with his feet.
Steven: "What's wrong? why are you blushing? Have you not done this before?" Steven said putting a sexy look on his face as he bit his lips while Ronin was pleasuring him. He was wearing his usual tight jeans so it was easily visible that he was very aroused. With his hands behing his head and his legs spread apart so Ronin could have easy acces he let another small moan that only the 2 of them could hear.
Ronin: He looked up and shook his head no. "First time." He smiled innocently his blush getting a shade darker as his friend moaned. If anybody could see underneath the pairs table they would see that Ronin had subconsciously started to touch himself. His own tight pants were starting to grow rather uncomortable and he longed to get Steven into a bedroom. But he didnt want anyone else to see what his friend was experiencing so he simply sat there, rubbing his friends crotch with his foot and lightly touching himself so as not to arouse suspicion from other guests in the pavillion.
Steven: Steven lightly removed Ronin's feet then he stood up with a major hard-on - visible for anyone who payed attention to thoss details. He then grabbed his friend's hand and pulled him toward Eros' cain "We'll have some sexy time now cutie" Steven giggled "Be prepared to moan your lungs out - because no one loves better than an Eros kid" Steven winked at Ronin and continued to his cabin.
Ronin: Finally getting a full look at his friends arousal Ronin blushes heavily. When he is pulled out of the booth he nods not trusting himself to speak. His friends arousal had, if possible, made Ronin's pants even tighter. He jogged lightly beside his friend making sure to keep an eye on him. The boy still seemed in the mood and Ronin too had not yet lost his hard on as he thought about his actions in the pavillion booth.
Steven: Steven was aware that his memeber was rather large (and i do mean large) so when he was aroused it was very visibile for the public. He ddin't mind people watching him but he didn't want to emberass his little friend. He just spanked his butt andd then pulled him into his room when they reached the cabin. Steven pushed Ronin on his heart-shaped bed and then postioned himsefl on him kissing him passionatly "You ready boy?" Steven smile lusfuly as his member was about to rip his jeans apart.
Ronin: He looked up at Steven from his position below him and moaned lightly. If that wasnt enough of a cue he had begun to undo Stevens pants with nimble fingers trying to get the offending article out of the way. As he did so he leaned up slightly to kiss Steven again not wanting the boy to get away from him even for a second.
Steven: Steven was extreamly aroused. He removed Ronin's clothes and then began his assault on his backside on the beautiful unison of their moaning. After they finnished Steven sat on the bed. He just realised what he had just done - as lust washed away from him his mind became more and more clear. He had just did it with a boy he ddin't have romantic feelings to. He loved ronin - but only as a little brother and nothing more. "What have i done..." he whispered as he burried his face in his palms.
Ronin: He lay in Stevens bed staring at the ceiling barely veiled by the covers of the bed. After their wild time he was even more tired but also more awake. He was glad they had done it and he felt himself growing more attached to Steven. Both metaphorically and literally as he sat up and hugged the taller male from behind. "Thank you..." Was all he said before falling to sleep against Steven.
Steven: Steven couldn't bring himslef to wake up his sleeping lover - his carefuly put him on the bed and covered him. Then he got dressed and went out of the cabin warning everyone in his cabin to not wake up his sleeping friend. He was glad he did it with Ronin but in the same time he felt immnese guilt - he shouldn't have done this. He didn't love Ronin like this. Why would he allow lust controll his actions instead of his head. It was too much for him so he just went in the forest and jumped up on a high branch of a tree near the Eros cabin. He sat on the branch and started meditating hoping to clear his mind.
Ronin: Some time later Ronin woke to find Steven gone. Where had he left to? Ronin sat up in the bed and all of the memories of the time before he had passed out came flooding back. Had he done something wrong in their time together and made Steven dislike him? Standing up and out of the bed Ronin retrieved his clothing quickly dressing himself and made to leave the room and the cabin. He wasn't going to stay where he felt he wasnt wanted.
Steven: When Steven saw Ronin leaving the cabin he jumped from his brach and landed right infront of him "Hey" he said "Did you get some good sleep?" he asked concerned about the boy's health. "I left you alone there because you desperetly needed some sleep...and i needed to clear my head". He said the last few words in a silent voice. "Look there's something i need to tell you and i know you'll hate me for it but that's just how things are" Steven said as he waited fro Ronin's reaction.
Ronin: He was shocked when, as he left the cabin, Steven suddenly landed in front of him. And as the boy began talking about needing to tell Ronin something he knew what was coming. The circus had had a lovely young married couple who juggled knives together and their breakup had gone something like what he was expecting to occur because of the way his friend was speaking. He was starting to regret sleeping with his companion but then he shook his head firmly. No he would not regret it. "What do you need to tell me Steven?" He looked up smiling despite the fact that he knew what was coming was going to leave him in tears.
Steven: "Look...I don'tknow what it was - maybe it was my aura, or maybe they were true feelings but...I shouldn't have slept with you .I just feel like i did something wrong because i don't feel the same way as you do. You're my little bro and...I shou;dn't have let my sexdrive lead my actions instead of my brain". Some tears srolled down Steven's face it was really hurting himm to say thi to his littl Bronin. "Maybe it didn't work with us but...I'm a son of Eros - I know just the person i can pear you up with okay...cutie? And just for the record - i may regret doing it with you but in the same i don't. Atleast it was me who showed you huh?" Steven smiled through his tears.
Ronin: So he had regretted it. And despite his offer to try and make ammends by matching him with someone else Ronin still felt himself breaking inside. How could he have been so stupid. But as he finally looked up again from trying to avoid looking at Steven he saw the tears and couldnt stop himself. He hugged Steven and whispered against him, "It's not your fault. I forgive you. I dont regret anything thats happened." Of course inside he couldnt help but feel hurt and broken. He was so easily being forced onto someone else. Pulling away Ronin turned his back to Steven looking up at the cloudy sky. "Looks like it might rain today." He had turned his back to Steven because now tears were running freely down his own face.
Steven: "Don't you even dare turn your back on me when you're crying" Steven said through his tears as he turned Ronin over and hugged him tightly "...I'm sorry that it couldn't work. And i'm sorry that...i feel like i forced in this and..." His tears were dripping on the other boy's shoulder "...someone very lucky will have you ne day. And unfortunately..." Steven couldn't stop his tears. The pain was too much "...and unfortunatley that lucky wont be me..." he said as he refused to let go of the smaller boy.
Ronin: He stood there numb and holding his friend in his arms. His own tears cascaded to the ground as he wept for the loss of their intimacy. "We will always be friends. I promise I wont ever stop being your friend." He smiled up at Steven through his tears. "For what its worth I'm glad it was you."
Steven: "You can't get rid of me that easily you cute butt!" Steven smiled through his tears before wiping them away. "I'm glad we had that chance atleast...it was a lesson to me" Steven looked at the sky and then back to Ronin "Now about that person i was gonna pair you with...i'll give you some time i prommise. But trust meon this one - you'll be so happy with him. I met him the other day - he said he was new but" Steven paused "But i could see that you 2 match perfectly" Steven clamed down his breathing. "So do you wand to go for another pink lemonade? We can still share one" he smiled at the boy.
Ronin: He looked at his friend considering the offer. On one hand he would love to go out to get a drink with his friend but on the other hand the memories would sting for a while yet. Finally he decides on a course of action. "We can go but... I dont think we should share one this time okay?" He looks down feeling like the lowest form of person for suggesting the compromise but he couldnt bring to mind any other scenario that didnt end with him declining the offer or crying again.
Steven: "Ofcourse" Steven said now realising how stuid this suggestion was. "You know...I don't want our relationship to go cold. Even if it didn't work out between us there'sn o reason not to be close friends." Steven grabbed his friend's hand guided him to the pavilion. The girl from before was still there. "Hi again. Can i have some Jaffa cakaes and a big cup of pink soda for me?". Then Steven turned towards Ronin "And you, Ronin?"
Ronin: As he was led along to the pavillion he just kind of went along with it feeling the wind drying the salt on his face. He was glad they were still friends but deep down he knew something was missing now. As they entered the Pavillion he looked at the girl from before and smiled. "I'll take some pink soda as well but thats all." He smiled up at Steven as he passed him to grab a straw for his soda.
Steven: "How can i be so freaking stupid?!?!" steven mumbled under his nose while tkaing the 2 cups of soda nad the big plate with Jaffa cakes. "Look i don't want to make it awkward so if you want to just go your cabin and spend some time alone it's okay - i'm not gonna force you to hang out with me..." Steven said as he lowered his voice "I just thought i can redeam myself or something....by proving that i'm not a jerk..."
Ronin: Looking up from his seat at the table his eyes go wide. "You're not a jerk you big lumux. And I never said I didnt want to be here. I'm just not hungry. Those waffles were amazingly filling." He smiled at his friend. "Now sit down and tell me more about this stranger you think is my match." He didnt want to hear about it but he hoped that talking about it might make things less awkward and bring Steven up a bit.
Steven: "Are you sure you want to talk about it?" Steven asked. To be truthful - Steven wasn't feeling like talking about that kid at all. Even if he didn't show it on the outside - it still hurt him very very much. He didn't want to be the one doing such a horrbible thing to his little bro but faith was cruel. Steven took a big sip of his pink soda - it tasted like snow, strawberries and lemons. It calmed him down a bit....but it wasn't eanugh to clear his head. So he just sat there starin in Ronin's eyes with brotherly love.
Ronin: He watched his friend closely. As their eyes locked again Ronin sighed. "To be perfectly honest with you I would rather not. But theres not a whole lot else to talk about." He smiled weakly. "And I like it when we talk so please? Even if its a bad topic I cant bear silence."
Steven: Steven sighed "Fine then - if it's okay to ou then it's okay to me" he said then he took a bite on one of his jaffa cakes "So his name is Ivory. He's good looking - blye eyes, pale skin, blond hair.". Steven started explaining "He's a Hecate kid or atleast that's what he told me - in general he's a wonderful guy. Amazin personality, he's funny, smart....a little clumsy but it's adorable to be honnest" Steven continued. He really thought the 2 boys matched a lot - and he was son of the Love god so his intinct about this never betrayed him. "So are you up for it? I'll leave you some time ofcourse but..." he paused. A sharp pain made his heart struggle.
Ronin: He listened to Steven describe the boy, Ivory, to him. While he sounded nice Ronin was only half interested in meeting the boy. He knew that he should be more interested in the conversation because as Steven had said, he was a son of Eros, and Eros kids knew love. But Ronins heart wasnt really in it for another person. But he smiled never the less and looked in Steven's eyes. "If you think he's a good guy I suppose there is no harm in at least giving him a shot." His eyes fell down to the table again as his heart lurched at the thought of seeing another boy. What if... What if this one left him as quickly as his first love had? He didnt want these thoughts but it was clear to him now he had fallen for Steven in that forest. Shaking his head roughly and biting the inside of his cheek he looked up again smiling. "Will he even want to meet me?"
Steven: "Oh he said he loved meeting new people so i guess he's up for it" Steven shrugged his shoulders. Did he really felt only brotherly feelings for Ronin? What if he had grown too attached to boy but didn't want to admit it and in the end - he hurt him. What a paradox he was - a son of the Love god himself can't even understand his own feelings. And even if he did love Ronin after all - Ivory was such a good match it was almost impossible they weren't meant to be. He really hated himslef for breaking Ronin's heart and making him cry....And now realising that he might have true feelings fro that boy really made his heart hurt a lot. He instinctivly grabbed his chest to the left. What an actual fool Steven was - he knew that he couldn't see who hi perfect match was and he ditched Ronin after all. What if it was him after all? All those love-questions were slowly tearing him apart and before he knew it he let out a small gasp.
Ronin: He listened to him talk about the boy but was only half interested again. He couldnt stop thinking about their time in the forest and, despite it being a terrible thought, he almost wished they hadnt made it out. Finally he sighed to himself looking up. Steven was grabbing his chest? Then he heard the gasp and Ronin was instantly from his side of the table to the other next to Steven. "Are you okay!? Do I need to get Apollo kids here?" His friend hadnt recovered after all. He was such a fool.
Steven: "Even Apollo kids can't help this kind of pain...no one can. But don't worry i'm okay" Steven replied to Ronin as he looked towards the sky and narrowed his eyes "It better not be you" Steven mumbled to himself as he let go of his chest and stood up. "So wanna go somewhere?" - he still wanted to make up for the boy even if he wasn't feeling alright, physicaly or emotionally. His eyes were red and pufffed, his hands were ocasinally trembling, his hair was not as perfect as it used to be and his voice was low. He tried to stretch his back but because of the lack of strenght he nearly fell on the ground.
Ronin: He stood up from his crouched position he had been in next to Steven and looked him up and down. "You are going no where but to your cabin Mr." He smiled at Steven and slipped up beside him. "You're exhausted and so am I. I'll take you back to your cabin so you can take a nap okay?" He smiled up at his friend not really intending to take no for an answer.
Steven: "I'm not going anywhere. I want to take a walk - on the beach maybe or in the....forest." Steven said and sighed. "I'm okay - feeling on top of the world" he replied to Ronin so it can calm the boy down. "Some lack of sleeep wont get the best of me you know? I've been in worse conditions". Steven wanted to stretch his back baddly but he also didn't want to fall infront of Ronin.
Ronin: He looks up at his friend beginning to think him the biggest moron ever. He was clearly not alright. Both were exhausted both physically and emotionally. "We can go on a walk on the beach this evening. Right now we both need some sleep. I'm feeling..." He yawns quietly shaking all over, "Tired and unwell."
Steven: Steven rolled his eyes. "Ughhh fine then but i'll go with you to your cabin so i can make sure you go there okay?" Steven grabbed his hand unintentionaly but then blushed and let it go "Lead the way smartass" he replied to the yawning boy and waited.
Ronin: He looks at his hand and feels a sharp stab of pain in his chest and reaches up with one hand. Tears filled his eyes as he looked away and started to move towards his own cabin. "Yeah... Lets get going." He heads out of the pavillion watching his feet trying to will the tears to stop before they can start.
Steven: "There's no use in hiding. Emotions are not something you can hide from me" Steven grabbed the boy bridal style and left him on the door of Cybele's cabin. "You better go to bed or i'll yell at you in the morning." Steven smiled fainthly. Steven pretended to go to his cabin untill he was out of Ronin's vision but then he changed course and went to the beach. "I'm gonna wait for you, Ronin" he murmured and layed on the warm sand. The night was warm and the sand was cozy so before he knew it he fell asleep.
Ronin: He blushed heavily as he was carried all the way to Cybele cabin and he watched as Steven left his field of view. He looked at the door to his cabin and decided he didnt want to go in and listen to the questions quite yet. He quickly scaled the cabin and lay down of the roof watching the clouds. Fresh tears bloomed and wilted their ways down the sides of his face as he thought about everything that had happened. Finally, tears drying in the afternoon sun, he drifted into a fitful sleep filled with nightmares. At some point Lilo found her way to Ronin but she didnt stay. Instead she sought out Steven and when she found him she curled up near his feet watching the water, protecting his sleeping form because it was so open and vulnerable.
Steven: After the night passed and the sun showed itself on the horizon Steven opened his eyes. At first the only thing he saw was the orange sky. Then as his body got the hang of itself he sensed something farm and fuzzy on his feet. As he looked down he saw that Lilo has curled op on his feet. "Oh Lilo why aren't you back with Ronin? He'll be worried about you." Steven saight softly as he stroked the little tiger's head.
Ronin: Lilo looked up as Steven pet her head and meowed softly. Ronin on the other hand was still not awake on the roof. His nightmares had gotten progressively worse and now he whimpered in his sleep and tears crept their way down his face. It had gotten colder as the night had gone on and now he was also shivering lightly every few minutes. Now his nightmare showed him terrible scenes of their time in the forest in slow motion and distorted to make Steven look like he had been mocking Ronin the whole time. Inside Ronin his heart was breaking further.
Steven: Steven continued to pet his friend while waiting for Ronin. He was wondering what was taking him so long. "Shall we go check Lilo?" Stven said as he got up. "Hop on - he pointed his shoulders and smiled at the tiger. What a loyal creature she was.
Ronin: Lilo jumped up on to his shoulder and purred into his ear. As they got closer to Cybele cabin she could feel her friends distress and mewed urgently in Stevens ear and took off running up the side of the cabin. To anyone who was listening Ronins whimpers could be heard echoing in the cool morning air from atop the roof.
Steven: Steven saw how Lilo jumped from his shoulders and to Cybele's cabin's roof. "Aghhh that stubborn idiot!" Steven roared as he hopped and landed on the roof. A sharp pain pierced his hard as he saw the tears in Ronin's closed eyes and hearing his whimpers didn't help. He gently grabbed Ronin's shoulders and shook them "Ronin....Ronin wkae up. It's just a dream. Wake up!"
Ronin: He mumbled softly in his sleep, "Steven why?" And then he finally awakens to see the subject of his nightmares holding him by his shoulders shaking him lightly. He scrambles away in shock hissing lightly the nightmares still clouding his mind. "How could you?! I loved you...!" He screeched at the mirage that still hung like a curtain over his eyes.
Steven: The pain in his heart amplified as he heard the boy's words. He couldn't take it so he just jumped off the roof and left Ronin with Lilo. He ran as fast as he could, without a direction, just somewhere where he can spend some time alone and somewhere where Ronin wouldn't find him. Tears were rolling down his face as he ran towards the forest. He didn't care how dangerous it was - it was still better than staying on the roof with Ronin crying.
Ronin: As Steven ran off Ronin finally shook the last vestiges of the nightmare from his eyes like stubborn cobwebs and realized as he saw the retreating form what he had done. He sits down heavily on the roof and looks at his hands. 'What have I done...?' He looks to Lilo. "Go to Eros cabin and wait for him. Lead him to the infirmary when he comes home." He smiles weakly at Lilo and she takes off. Ronins Wakizashi materializes and Ronin looks at his hands again. A few minutes later he lays in the Cybele lobby passed out from blood loss from multiple cuts on his hands and legs.
Steven: "Steven sat at the edge of the shallow part of the woods. His heart and body calmed down. He decided to go back and as he stood up he felt that something was wrong. He did bond with Ronin so he fel t like something was wrong. He rushed back to calm and to Cybele's cabin. He opend the door and almost scremed as he saw the bloody fainted body of his friends. A few cabin members had gathered around him but no one did anyhting. "ARE YOU NUTS PEOPLE??!?! THERE"S A FAINTED MEMEBER OF YOUR CABIN HERE AND YOU JUST WATCH!?!?!". Steven was furious at the members for not taking action so he grabbed the boy and flipped him over his houlder. He russhed to the Apollo cabin and intruded in. He layed Ronin on the first bed he saw and shouted at the kids "FIX HIM! NOW!" then he transformed his scythe into its big form to show that he's not kidding and punnishment will be real if they do not cooperate.
Ronin: The Cybele campers were extremely shocked to find one of their happiest members passed out in the lobby with cuts all over himself and blood on his weapon and were even more suprised when another camper busted in screaming. As Steven rushed Ronin to the Apollo cabin the partially closed wounds on his hands and legs opened up again from the rough ride and soon he was bleeding again onto Steven. When they reached Apollo cabin and busted in those campers too were suprised and slightly annoyed until they saw the prone form of Ronin laid out on one of their beds bleeding. They instantly went to action and started treating him. Some hours later Ronin lay in the bed bandaged and breathing faintly. He had lost a good deal of blood and would be out for quite some time. One of the Apollo kids turned to Steven.
Random Apollo Girl: "What happened to him? Was there a monster attack?" She knew it hadnt been monsters because as a medic she could easily tell the wounds were self inflicted. "Or did something happen? And how do you know this boy?" She didnt want to ask all these questions but it would be easier on them if she knew exactly what had happened.
Steven: "I don't know what happened...i just felt something was wrong and when i went to his cabin he was on the floor fainted and bleeding" Steven paused "I guess i opened some of his wounds on the way here but i was in a hurry. Also - i appologise ofr my screaming and bad attitude - i'm just worried about him. How i know him isn't important - i just hope he recovers soon." Steven turned to walk away but stopped "Also....When he wakes up DON'T tell him i was here okay? Or it might worsen his condition." With those words Steven left the Apollo cabin and left the girl analyse the information he gave her.
Random Apollo Girl: She looked at the retreating form of the boy even more confused than when she had started asking questions. But one thing was for sure this boy in her bed was in a lot of pain to have inflicted so much harm on to himself. He was just barely hanging on to a thread of life. Something was keeping him struggling to survive but she wasnt sure what. She shrugged and went back to her seat to keep a watch on the boy. If the wounds were self inflicted he might still be a danger to himself.
Random Thanatos Boy: As Steven walks out of the cabin a Thanatos son stands on the porch and looks at him. "Your friend is on the threshhold. He must decide whether he wants to go or to stay. Which do you think it will be?" He doesnt wait for a response and brushes his way into the cabin.
Ronin&Lilo: Ronin struggled fitfully in a strange dream. There was a door through which he could easily pass or he could turn around and go back the way he came. As images of his life played across the door like a weird movie Ronin sat down to watch, confused and a little frightened. Lilo soon found her way to the Apollo cabin and found Ronin laying in bed. Knowing she would be of no help she started tracking their friend wanting to make sure he would be okay.
Steven: Steven grabbed the door as the son of Thanatos passed. Thanatos' and Eros' kids didn' really get along...or at all really. What did he mean that he needs to decide? Was it up to Ronin if he was gonna live or not. If it was then he had to go back. He couldn't just leave him there. What if he....Naah he was a smart boy - he knew he was gonna figure it out. Steven walked back to the cabin and sat infront of the door of the room where Ronin was. He waited for hours. No sign of him waking up tho. Steven was very worried. Apollo kids came on shifts to check on the boy so he fell asleep on the door while waiting for his friend to wake up. just as he was falling in Hypnos' domain he transformed his scythe and put it like a barier infront of the door so no one could enter...or get out.
Ronin: His dreams continued on for several minutes, Hours in the outside world, before he finally stood up again. The door before him stood wide open and inviting but Ronin knew what was going on. This was the door to death. He looked back the way he had come and then back at the door. He had to decide now what he wanted. He cautiously thought about it and slowly began to approach the door. But then he smiled quietly at the memories he had seen and the love he still felt for both Lilo and Steven and he turned away from the door. Waking up in the bed at Apollos cabin Ronin stired groggily and knocked a mug over that had been sitting on a bedside table. Lilo sat bolt upright from where she had been laying next to Steven and quickly poked him with a claw to try and wake him up.
Steven: Steven thought he heard something but ignored the sound. But when he felt Lilo's claw poking him he knw something was up. He opned his eyes and just as they adjusted he saw that ronin was awake. "Idiot" he mumbled as he got up and wen tot wake up the girl that was supposed to watch over Ronin "Hey wake up....wake up he's awake." He shook her shoulders slightly - she was a girl so Steven didn't want to hurt her. As the girl gained counciousness Steven stared at Ronin "You're the biggest IDIOT i know. How can you do something so stupid?!?! I was gonna kill you but you were alredy ahead of me" Steven started scolding Ronin. "What would hav happened if...what was i supposed do to if you....". Steven shut his mouth. He ddin't want to say that word. So he just sat there staring at his friend, watching his every move.
Ronin: He was just barely waking up and as he opened his eyes completely he saw Steven. And then Steven started to scold him and Ronin just let his head fall to the side and started to cry again. "I... The door... Why?" He didnt want to put to word the way he felt. Because even to him it made no sense. He barely knew this boy and yet the thought of hurting him made him wish he had gone through the door in his dreams. He would have eventually moved on, or so he thought to himself. Lilo would have been taken back to the Circus where she too would have eventually forgotten him. These thoughts and more played through Ronin's head as Steven scolded him. And when he finally stopped he looked up at him. "If I had died?" He holds up the hands now bandaged over completely so that Ronin can really look at them. "I'm not sure. I wasnt thinking, all I knew was that I had hurt you and didnt deserve to... breathe."
Random Apollo Girl: She was shooken awake by the boy from before and knew something was up. When he started yelling however she began to try and pull him away. "You really shouldn't upset him right now!" But then as she listened to what was going on she started to put things together. They had something between them that medicine couldnt fix. Only time and conversation so she let go of the boy and left the room shutting the door quietly behind her. She had two more children of Apollo standing by in case something went wrong.
Steven: Steven stopped his scolding as the girl was leaving "Hey weren't you supposed to..." but he was cut off as the girl shut the door in his face. "Rude" Steven frowned and then concentrated on Ronin again. "Well think it through before actually doing such stupid next time okay? Thank you very much." Steven rolled his eyes with sarcastic tone at Ronin. "Did you even think that i might.....i might....i..." Steven couldn't bring himself say the words. He didn't want to give the boy false hopes because he himself didn't knew how he felt about him. he just sighed "Go to bed before I knock you out can you?"
Ronin: He looked at Steven listening to him talk and lay his head back down on the pillows. "I don't... want to." As he said this he started to roll over as if making to get out of bed. Painfully he swung his legs out of the covers to see them all bandaged up to and set his feet on the ground. "I've... got to go." He tried to stand up but collapsed back into the bed from the pain and a sudden pounding sensation in his head that made him go dizzy.
Steven: "Wow there. Calm down!" Steven took Ronin's legs carefuly and layed them back on the bed "You're not going anywhere and i'm here to make sure of it, okay?" Steve replied to his friend with a worried voice "Do you see my top? That's all from you" Steven pointed to the huge blood stains on his tank top. There was barely any white left on it. "And that's just a little compared to what you left on your cabin's floor. So you're not moving here untill both me and Apollo kids say so. I hope you understood me well since you don't have a say in the matter" Steven said with a serious but carring voice. "Now then. Nex time you try to actually train with that little pocket knofe of yours - warn me first." He joked and smiled slightly trying to cheer Ronin up a little.
Ronin: He looked at his friends bloodstained shirt and frowned. How did his blood get all over his friends top? Deciding it was too complicated a question for him right now he instead looks up at his face. He could see concern on his face so he decided it was best to just smile and nod. He didnt want Steven to be concerned for his safety anymore, he didnt feel worth it. "I will let you know next time I intend to play with my sharp objects you big lumux." He laughs weakly still feeling the effects of the blood loss. "You should probly go talk to the Apollo kids and let them know whats happened." He was trying to find a way to be alone in the room and this seemed the easiest course.
Steven: "Nice try you sly little fox but they alredy know - i'm not moving an inch from this room" Steven said as he got comfortable on his seat still staring at Ronin "You really got me worried there. What if you really did die there? did you think what would happen to me? Or Lilo? I'm really sorry to say it to you but that was a really selfish act." Steven's tone was serious but concerned "Next time think about everyone this will affect okay? I hope there's no next time tho"
Ronin: He sat up in the bed and looked at the sheets covering his legs once more. "I did think about you and Lilo when I was in that space between. That's the only reason I didnt..." He was starting to get more and more sad as he thought about it all. He wouldnt tell Steven but he had wanted to go through that door. Looking back he thinks about how close he had been to that threshold. "I hope there wont be a next time either." He looks up smiling weakly. He felt numb in a sense now. Like he had left something down there in front of the door. An important piece was missing now. He wasn't sure why or what but he knew it wasnt there anymore.
Steven: "Good because...as much as i want to, i wont be there to save you all the time." Steven stood up and walked towards Ronin's bed. He smiled at the boy "I want you to be happy and healthy. That's my mission now. And if your happiness isn't tied to mine - then yes, it would hurt but atleast i can help you find that person who would always be by your side." He teared up. "Look at me being all softie around you. I'm lucky i got to know you you know? You thought me a valuable lesson. Now lay weary head to rest. I'm here if you need anything. With that he grabbed a book from the nearest shelf and sat on the soft furniture looking at the bed.
Ronin: Ronin simply sat there looking at his hands as Steven talked and sat back down with a book. He really did love this boy. But the missing piece seemed to be keeping his love for Steven in a dark shadowy corner. He smiled weakly at his friend and then went back to looking at the bandages remembering each cut under them. He felt bad for having worried Steven and his half siblings and the Apollo kids. He would have to apologize to each in turn. First would be the Apollo kids when he was feeling better and could move back to his own cabin. Then would come his fellow cabin mates. And then, one day, he would apologize to Steven. Try and make up for his actions. Because despite it being forced deep down Ronin knew he still loved Steven. Sighing softly he pulled a small flute from the pocket in his pants and started to play a soft song.
Steven: "Wow you're a good fiddler" steven commented. He meant it - the boy could play very nicely. he just stood there enjoying the fiddle but then he remembere "As much as i want you to contine this awesome music i think you should stop - you haven't recovered enaugh energy from that massive blood-loss so if you want music - then we can talk if you want."
Ronin: He stopped playing as Steven expressed concern for his well being whilst playing the instrument. He looked up at his friend and smiled setting the flute down length wise across his lap. "Thank you. I enjoy playing it helps calm my nerves. We can talk if thats what you want." He looks back down at his lap not sure what to talk about however.
Steven: "Well that isn't the most awkward silence ever" Steven laughed a little. He was glad that the boy was alright. Well he wasn't alright but he was alive and that's what matters. "I'm sorry i had to spoil your fun but by playing you waste too much precious oxygen". As Steven said that he blushed bright red - no one knew that Biologu awas his favorite subject at school. So even if he wasn't an Apollo kid he still knew a thing or two.
Ronin: He looked up and giggled lightly at his friends blushing. "I assure you I have plenty enough oxygen to play my flute. But I will stop playing since it makes you worry." He looks back down at his hands thinking about other things he would rather have his lips on than the mouthpiece of his flute and his own blush resurfaces.
Steven: "Why you little perv" Steven laughed "I'm a son of Eros don't forget" he smiled at Ronin.
Ronin: He looks up his blush getting darker. In his still partially blood deprived state he had forgotten that simple fact. He looks down again at his hands, which were now shaking lightly. "S-sorry Steven."
Steven: "It's okay. It's a normal human feeling." Steven smiled at Ronin. It wasn't a seductive smile - it was just one simple, friendly smile which had the purpose of cheering up the boy. "Are you hungry? I can get someone to go get you something from the pavilion." Steven suggested and waited for Ronin's answer.
Ronin: He looked up trying to still his hands. He was feeling weaker by the moment. Steven was probly right about the hunger so he smiles and nods. "Food sounds wonderful. Could you see if they'd also bring me some lemonade?"
Steven: Steven opened the door and called one of the gurads in "Hey can you bring him some food? He looks terrible and i think he needs some energy booster so can you bring him some waffles and big cup of lemonade? I'd be very grateful to you" he said to the random Apollo boy "Oh and please bring me a cup of pink soda too. I'm a little thristy" He winked at the boy and set him off on the way to the pavilion. "Food is gonna be here soon. Just be atient a bit" Steven smiled at the younger boy and sat down.
Ronin: He looked up and smiled at Steven. "Thank you. I suppose patience is my only option right now since I can't stand." He looks back down at his flute and lifts it up to his lips and begins to play again trying to fill the room with its sound. Lilo, who had been sitting at the foot of the bed, now stood up and walked over to Steven looking up at him expectantly. Ronin continued to play his soft music while he waited for the Apollo boy to return. The children still standing outside could hear the music and thought it quite beautiful if not a bit mellow.
Steven: Steven tapped on his knees to encourage Lilo to climb on him. He was getting quite hungry too so he started growling "Man is he a slowpoke or what? I'm hungry and i want to eat!". Steven scratched Lilo's head and listened to Ronin's music.
Ronin: He pulled the flute away from his lips as a knock came at the door. Lilo, who was too busy purring heavily from the attention didn't even notice the change in atmosphere. Ronin called softly, "Come on in." And the Apollo boy stepped in bearing a tray containing the requested food items. Setting them on the bedside table next to Ronin he looked at Steven. "If you guys need anything else there will be siblings around the cabin at all hours and dont hesitate to call on us." And he retreated from the room. Ronin looked at the food and blanched slightly. He was hungry but didnt want to eat.
Steven: "Eat up or i'll force it in your mouth" Steven smiled and reached for his cup of pink soda. Then he ruffled Ronin's alredy messy hair and continued to stroke Lilo's fur. "What a nice tiger you have there Ronin" Steven commented while taking a sip from his drink and letting an unintentional sexy "Ahh".
Ronin: He blushed as his hair was ruffled and reluctantly took the glass of lemonade in his hands. "Yeah Lilo is a good girl. She's really a very sweet animal, all tigers are if you raise them right." He smiles as Lilo's purring gets louder. When Steven unintentionally makes a very alluring noise Ronin looks away trying to hide his deepening blush despite knowing it would do no good to try and hide it. He remembered similar noises being made in a bed not even 12 hours ago.
Steven: "Want a sip?" Steven offered his drink to Ronin since he knew the boy liked it. He decided to pretend that he didn't knew what the boy was thinking about. His condition wasn't the best so he didnt want to make him feel uncomfortable. '
Ronin: He looks back up at the offered drink and lightly shakes his head no. "Thanks but I think I just want my regular lemonade right now." He took another sip of the aforementioned fluid still ignoring the quickly cooling waffles.
Steven: "Eat up or they'll get cold." Steven pointed at the waffles "And then you'll have to eat them cold because there's no way i'm leaving you be without eating those waffles young man!" Then he leaned back on his seat and opened his book again. He watched what Ronin was doing from time to time so he can make sure the boy was recovering propperly.
Ronin: He looked at the waffles again but still didnt feel like eating so he just sat there occassionally sipping on his lemonade. His position on the bed provided him just a glimpse outside and Ronin watched as the nature outside took its course. Ronin had a plan it was just a matter of time. As a son of Cybele he could teleport to any earthen matter and he was going to port himself to a spot in that enchanted forest. He could heal his wounds with the nearby foliage and then vanish. He liked that idea and he smiled to himself as he imagined it.
Steven: Steven sat at his chair, readin his book when he saw that the waffles were untouched. He was a little bit annoyed by his friend's stubborness. "Eat up or i wont eat untill you eat and i'll starve to death. It will be on your mind not mine" Steven said with a serious voice. "And i'm not joking either"
Ronin: He sat there for a few more seconds before looking at Lilo and smiling sadly. "I will always love the both of you." And then he put his plan in to motion. He imagined the rock he had made for Steven to lean on what seemed like ages ago and used it to teleport out of the room and to the heart of the enchanted forest. As he reappeared there he released a cry of pain as several of his cuts reopened. He collapsed onto the cool grass of the forest and started using the energy of the area to heal his wounds closing them again and sealing them more firmly.
Steven: "Wh-what" Steven didn't understood quite right butt hen he saw the boy teleport away. Hie heart filled with anger and his eyes with tears. How can he betray his trust like that. "Lilo can you catch his smell? Maybe we can track him down?" Steven said with a serious angry voice. "And when i find him it will be really hard for me not to beat him down".
Ronin: As he felt his body beginning to recover more he sat up. He had wanted this, he reminded himself, to be lost. He wanted to feel physically what he felt emotionally. Standing up on weak knees he moved deeper into the woods, but not far, before collapsing again. He hadn't recovered much strength and would need some time with the trees strength to make his body strong enough to move. He leans against a tree and starts healing his body further. He felt tears wetting his cheeks as he thought of Lilo. He hadnt wanted to leave her. But if he had taken her from Steven he would have suspected something. Slowly his right hand reaches up to press against his now aching heart.
Lilo: She looked up as Ronin said goodbye and then saw him go and knew something was wrong from the tone in the bigger boys voice. Jumping down from the boys lap she sniffed around the empty bed. It smelled of foliage. He had gone somewhere with trees. Where would he go with trees? Then she meowed loudly and went to the door knowing where to go. The woods her and the two boys had gotten lost in. He had gone there to vanish. Meowing impatiently she pawed at the door ready to get going.
Steven: Steven followed the little tiger as she seemed she caught Ronin's scent. He opened the door and followed his furry friend outside. It seemed that she was headed towards the forest. Steven now knew what happened - Ronin foolishly went for the forest. Even after Steven's warnings. "Ahhhh I'm gonna slap him so bad when we fid him" Steven mumbled under his nose. How can Ronin be so stupid and return to that forest - after all that happned there, even with all the wounds he had. This boy was even more stubborn than a Nike kid. "When i find him" he repeated. "Because i WILL find him" he said and released the big for of his scythe while following Lilo.
Lilo: She lead the way deeper in to the forest looking for fresh snatches of scent of her owner. Every now and again she would catch his scent on the breeze and knew he was there. Finally they reach the boulder where Ronin had tried to help Steven stand. On the grass and the side of the boulder was fresh blood! Lilo yowled at the sky and begin to search furiously for the boy.
Ronin: Just moments before Steven and Lilo had entered the clearing with the boulder Ronin had begun moving again. His wounds were sealed firmly except for a stubborn one on his right leg that refused to reseal. Limping heavily he moved deeper into the wounds, leaving a small trail of blood droplets. He heard Lilo yowl and knew they had found him. He had been stupid to leave Lilo, she was a good tracker that little tiger. He tried to pick up his pace but collapsed. As he rolled over to look up things in the area went dark as a giant shadow entered the area. The Chimera prowled closer unsure of the fallen demigod. Was it dead? Or simply trying to trick it?
Steven: Steven and Lilo followed the newly found trail of blood. There was no doubt about it - it was Ronin's. Steven tried to use his powers to sense the love around him. It was growing faint but he caught Ronin's location. He ran as fast as he could with Lilo runing beside him. After a few minutes he saw the boy lying on the ground with a Chimer getting closer. Steven was affraid that maybe it was alredy too late but his instincts kicked in and he jumped to protect the smaller boy. "LEAVE HIM ALONE YOU LION WANNA-BE" He screamed at the Chimera as he swung his scythe towards it, leaving a big cut on its belly. Then he swung again and stabbed the beast in its back. It exploaded into gold dust, covoring the trees around him and a little bit of his alredy blood-stained tank top. Then Steven realised what the situation was. He fell on his knees next to Ronin and hugged him, holding him in a sitting position. "I thought i told you to never scare me like that. Why did you come back here when i told you not to?" Steven asked with tears in his eyes. "You idiot" he finally aded and kissed Ronin's lips.
Ronin: He looked up as suddenly Steven burst into the area to end the Chimera before it could attack. As Steven pulled Ronin against him he blushed heavily and then they were kissing. Ronin's eyes widened in shock but then he felt himself slip and his eyes closed as he wrapped his arms around Steven despite the pain it caused. As the kiss finally broke Ronin looked up at Steven and ran a hand over his cheek. "I'm sorry. I didn't want to cause you anymore pain and I thought if I let the forest swallow me and make me vanish you would forget and be happy." He now has tears in his eyes. "I really just wanted you to be happy. And I knew that it wouldnt be with me so I left."
Steven: "Didn't you learn at least one thing during your time around me you idiot?" Steven whispered "As a son of Eros i mean. Love is not about thinking - you don't think love. You feel it. Idiot" he said and kissed the boy again while lifting it up. "Come on lets go home"
Ronin: He nodded as he was lifted up but a slight wince marked the pain in his still open wound on his right leg and a new one of his left that had opened when he tripped. He was glad to not have to walk back to the cabin but he was still blushing from the fact that once again he was being carried like a bride by Steven. He was nervous and a little frightened however. What if they went through the same cycle again? What if Steven decided he didnt want to be with him by morning. Looking down at the ground Ronin tried to hide these thoughts but they kept resurfacing. He was, quiet simply, afraid of being left again.
Lilo: Following along behind the pair she watched their interactions closely. She wanted to tackle her master and play with him because he looked sad and afraid but she knew he was injured and couldnt. So she settled herself with walking along behind them watching. She had lead the bigger boy to her master and they seemed to be okay despite the beast that had been there and she was glad of that.
Steven: "Don't think like that" Steven suddenly interupted the silence "I can feel it. Don't think like that. I just...I wasn't sure what i wanted. If i started something i wasn't found of i would have hurt you more than i did then. But i know what i want now. And if you're up for the challange of being the boyfriend of a son of Eros then ok. If you're not - it's still okay. But remember - you're always gonna be that little annoying idiot i have to take care of. No matter what you deicde." Steven smiled slightly and continued to cary his friend untill they reached camp.
Ronin: He looks up at Steven as they enter camp and he blushes but his voice comes out bold. "I don't care who your godly parent is. I would love to be your boyfriend. Eros or not you are still my Steven." But then he loses his nerve and giggles like an idiot and presses his face against Steven's chest. "We really need to get you home too. You're all bloody and reek of monster." He laughs again trying his hardest to smile. He actually wanted to cry because he was so happy but he knew tears wouldnt do him any good right then.
Steven: "You sure? I'm pretty annoying to deal with" Steven joked with his friend. "Don't giggle like that you idiot - you're ruinng the moment!" Steven said but couldn't help and laughed himself. He was happy now. He did have feelings for Jake but his feelings for Ronin were much stronger. "Also don't forgrt all that blood and monster-dust is your fault so you'll have to buy me a new tank top. 'Cause this one was my favourite!". Steven let go of the boy and led him back to the Apollo cabin. "Found him" he said to the worried and angry-looking kids inside the cabin.
Ronin: He smiles knowing that Steven was right. It was his fault that the tank top was now ruined, covered in his blood and the dust of a monster that he had caused Steven to fight. He decided one day he would make all of this up to Steven, even if it took a long time. As they entered Apollo cabin Ronin looked around at the cross faces of the Apollo kids and smiled weakly. "Sorry to have scared you. If it makes you feel any better I used the trees to heal my wounds when I made it out." The Apollo girl from before just shook her head. "You better get back in that bed and let me reseal those wounds of yours." He nods and is led away from Steven to the room again. Lilo follows and sits outside the door watching everyone closely.
Steven: Steven picked up Lilo. "Come on Lilo - lets leave him rest. We can go eat or something." he said as he led the way out of the cabin.
An Unfortunate Parting
Ronin: He approaches the Eros cabin after his talks with Ivory. He and Steven had been together for almost a week now but things hadn't felt right and with the assistance of Ivory Ronin had made up his mind. Walking into the cabin he looks around and spots a familiar face. "Hey is Steven around?" The girl just nods and points to his room as she was busy with something. Ronin walks back to Stevens room and knocks. "Hey you home?"
Steven: Steven heard a knock on his door. He was just reading a book so he didn't mind getting interupted. Through the door he couldn't quite recognise the person "Yep come in" he said as he closed his book.
Ronin: Cautiously he opened the door and stepped through plastering on a smile. "Hey Steven. Can we talk a minute?" He closes the door behind him and locks it with a soft click. "It's important." He looks at the floor starting to feel his body tremble.
Steven: Being a son of Eros, Steven quickly figured out what the boy was feeling and what the conversation will be about. He put a sad smile on and pinted the seat next to him "Yeah sit here. What's up?". It was obvious that he was petending. He knew that this talk will come soon. Ronin did seem a little different after his near-death experiance. Steven was hoping they could last longer but guess that's what desteny decided.
Ronin: He took the offered seat and looked at Steven. "Steven the first thing you need to know if that I did love you. Operative word being did. When I nearly died... I lost something. A part of me. And I dont feel the same for you anymore. I know I could have learned to love you again, and would have gone back to deaths door to do so. But I also want you to be happy. And I dont want you to have to deal with those trials. I've decided that it's best if I leave now before its too late. I dont want to hurt you..." He rests his hand on Stevens, "But I believe this is the best plan for both of us to be happy." He looks away from Steven finally letting the tears flow. He cries silently his hand resting on Steven's. "I love you Steven but because I love you i'm leaving you. So you can be happy with someone far better for you than I could ever be."
Steven: Steven let his tears flow. This was one of the worst things one son of Eros can endure. And even with that - he still smiled through his tears. "I know. I always knew". This was the only words he had strenght for. It wasn't easy for him to let go of Ronin like that but he had to. Steven let hi friend put his hand on Steven's. It was painful as hell but if that would grant Ronin happiness - then he would take it 100 times if he had to.
Ronin: He stood up and made to leave the room. Before exiting though he stood in the doorway. "I hope you find someone Steven. You really are a wonderful person. I'm sorry I was too broken to be with you." And with that he walked out closing the door and signing the seal of broken hearts between the two. Ronin took off running some of the Eros kids looked but didnt say anything as the child of Cybele ran from the Eros cabin crying his heart torn in two once again. He needed to meet Ivory at Cybele cabin but he still had 20 minutes so he ran to the forest, being wary of going too deep, and climbed into the trees where he cried for a long time.
Steven: Steven's heart ached. One of the worst fates for a child of the love god was a broken heart. Yes he knew it wont work out. Yes he knew that Ronin can't love him. Yes he knew that all - and yet it didn't made it any less painful. Steven just layed there crying his heart and lungs out, drawing the attention of some of his cabin memebers. They saw him crying and tried to calm him down but it didn't work. Nothing could fix this. Antheros took his two victims and nothing could be done anymore. He knew that Ronin will find someone - Ivory was a wonderful boy. And as a son of Eros he always drew a lot of attention. But the wound would take a lot ot heal. And the scars always show.
Random Eros Girl: She heard Steven crying loudly and was confused as she had never heard another child of Eros mourn anything so loudly. As she entered the room she could feel the broken love and knew what was going on. Heading to the boys bed she say next to him and pet his head. Quietly she made noises of comfort and tried to console him.
Steven: Steven just put his head on the girl's shoulder and continued to cry. It was over. For both of them