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08.08.2012 , 08:31 PM |
Celebrations/Guilty Pleasures (I know, I know, but this one's short!)
The Wind in My Fur
Trooper - no spoilers
Sana and Aric
"This had better be worth it," Aric muttered, blindly relying on his mate's hand as she led him out of the building. The heat coming off Tatooine's sands blasted at him, but the blindfold he wore shielded the worst of the glare.
"Alright, you can take it off," Sana said. He could hear the smile in her voice.
Aric lifted the blindfold up off his face and a wide grin split his face. The swoop bike sitting in front of the building was gorgeous, the narrow frame knife-like, the colors rippling across the gleaming metal.
"I had it made on Corellia and shipped here for a test run," Sana said as he circled the machine, crouching down to check out the motor.
"This is...," Aric stood and walked over to her, dropping a hard kiss on her mouth, "...this is way more than I expected. You shouldn't have."
"Well, it's not all for you. You up for a test run?" she grinned at him, cocking a hip to the side.
His slow answering smile was full of good humor and heat. He walked over and slung a leg over the saddle and beckoned her over. "Let's go."
Sana wasted no time in running over and jumping on the swoop behind him, holding on tight as he started up the bike and hit the throttle.
The wind rushed into their faces as they raced along the dunes, the feeling of being free, of testing the limits of machine and man, was exhilerating. When they finally came to a stop on a high point in the Dune Sea, Aric turned around and hauled her into his lap in order to kiss her properly.
"Thank you," he said, "best birthday in a long time."
I don't know why but I can totally picture Aric with a bike and aviator sunglasses. Yes, even with the pointy ears.
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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