This artwork is by Luis Royo
“Whoa, what’s wrong?”
Gabriele’s voice shook Ryker unexpectedly. He squatted down and covered his
ears taking deep breaths to control his emotions.
“Hey…” Gabriele didn’t know what to do. She squatted down beside him and
gently ran her hand down his strong back. “All this weird stuff can be
overwhelming, it took me some time to get use to it,” she said quietly
stroking his back.
“That’s not it,” he barked, falling back until he was sitting down. “Do you
know what it is like to hear that your wife and child are dead? To know if
you would have stayed like they asked you to, you would have died with them.
To wonder whether they suffered or not, were they afraid, did they see their
death coming. And know, to fucking know you could have been there, and
maybe prevented it or at least held them as the fucking truck slammed into
the car.” Ryker was breathing really hard trying to contain his emotions.
“Ryker…” Gabriele reached up and grabbed his hand. His voice was so full of
pain and regret. “I am so sorry to hear you lost your family.”
“Let’s focus back on this mission. I don’t want to talk about this.” He
pulled his hand from hers.
“Ryker.” She reached up and stroked his face. His pain tore at her. She was
compelled to ease his pain.
He looked into her big blue eyes, his breathing still heavy. “I don’t want
“It’s not pity Ryker. I know what it is like to lose someone, to feel
responsible for their death. I too try not to think about it.”
He pulled her into his arms and captured her lips with his. He needed this.
She needed this. He felt her uncertainness, her fear. “I won’t hurt you,”
he whispered against her lips.
“Shhh.” He kissed her softly, slowly letting his hand caress her. Taking his
time letting her set the pace.
“Ryker… I don’t know what to do,” her voice sounded so vulnerable, so
fragile, he was almost afraid to touch her.
“Don’t worry about that. I will only go as far as you want. If you ask me to
stop I will.”
She saw the gentleness in his eyes and she surrendered to his touch. His
lips wandered down her neck as he carefully laid her down on the ground. He
quickly pulled his shirt off and laid it under her head. His fingertips
lightly ran over her full lips. Softly he kissed her, gently he caressed
her. She reached down and pulled her shirt off then looked away from him.
“No…look at me, please don’t close your eyes and go somewhere else. I won’t
hurt you,” he said, turning her head back towards him. Her hand timidly went
to his shoulder, her fingers traced his muscle lines. “Touch me; feel free
to explore my body,” he whispered as he kissed her hand.
He reached down and unbuttoned her pants watching her reaction. He felt her
body tense up so he removed his hand. He will wait, having her so close to
his body felt good, he will not rush this moment. He watched the timid way
her fingers ran down his chest, her eyes following the trail her fingers
“You are so beautiful,” she said quietly.
He rolled over onto his back letting her take control of the moment. Her
hands explored his entire upper body. She reached down to the button of his
pants then stopped. “My body is yours, Gabriele,” Ryker whispered. He held
his breath as she undid his pants, slowly she lowered them. He lifted his
hips a little making it easier for her. Her fingers traveled down the muscle
line leading to his cock, she paused. She looked at the bulge still covered
by his underwear.
“Touch me Gabriele,” his voice almost pleaded.
Her hand traced the line of his hard cock through his underwear. She felt it
grow even harder with her touch. She reached up and pulled down his
underwear watching his cock being revealed inch by inch. Her hand wrapped
around the thickness of him, she looked up into his face, the pleasure she
saw in his eyes ignited her body.
“Gabriele,” he moaned as she begun to stroke his cock.
He reached down and pulled her up to him. He cupped the back of her head and
kissed her deeply, slowly rolling over placing her under him. His cock was
heavy with need but he will not rush this. He felt her reached down and
unfastened her pants, he moved a little to the side allowing her to remove
her pants then her body laid there rigid.
“Gabriele,” he said, tracing her face with his fingertips. “You don’t have to
let me have you if this is not what you want.”
“I want you…” her voice shook and the tears spilt from her eyes. “I am
afraid of your body.”
He turned to his side and pulled her to him, holding her close to him. He
felt her nuzzle up against him, the heat of her body, and the feel of her
soft skin against his own. He wanted her with every fiber of his being but
he will wait. He stroked her skin tenderly and just held her.
“Ryker.” She looked up into his face, his eyes…so warm, so open to her. She
rolled over and pulled him to her. “Make love to me.”
“Gabriele.” He kissed her with every thing he had. His tongue explored her
mouth while his hands explored her body. He opened her legs and cupped her
pussy in his hand, inserting one of his fingers slowly into her making sure
she was ready for him. He held their fiery kiss as he positioned himself
between her legs. He grabbed his cock and placed it at the opening of her
pussy. Slowly he pushed forward; he felt her body stiffen under him. He
brought one of his hands to her face and caressed her cheek while he looked
deeply into her eyes. “Gabriele….” The trust in her eyes touched him deeply.
He watched her face as he thrust deeply into her. Slowly he moved his hips
as he captured her lips again.
Gabriele was lost in his touch. Never had she known the tenderness of a man,
she had started to believe there was no such thing. Her body had been used
countless times, always brutally but never like this. Ryker was so gentle
and the way he looked at her making sure he wasn’t hurting her. Gabriele
choke back the tears that threaten to spill this moment was so beautiful.
She reached up and pulled him closer wanting to feel his body against hers
as he gently made love to her. “What do I do?” she whispered against his
“Just hold me,” he replied, kissing her again.
She felt a wonderful feeling building and she surrendered to it. His touch,
the way his cock moved in and out of her, his soft kisses, she felt it all.
Pleasure like she never felt before washed over her body, she found herself
holding him tightly against her as the waves of pleasure subsided. His
moans drew her attention, she looked up into his face as he thrust faster,
closing his eyes arching his head back. “Please look at me.” She couldn’t
stop herself from saying. He looked deeply into her eyes as his orgasm hit.
She shuddered looking at the pleasure etched onto his face. The soft way he
said her name as he kissed her again warmed her heart. She held him tightly
to her wanting to feel him against her.
“Ryker…” She didn’t know what to say or if words were needed at this moment.
“Are you alright?” he said, stroking her hair.
“Yes…Ryker…” She looked from him.
“What is it?”
“Will you hold me while I sleep?”
“Try and stop me.” He smiled down at her. His smile lit his eyes melting her
heart. He rolled off her and pulled on his pants. “I will be right back stay
“Okay.” She pulled on her clothes and waited for him. He came back with two
sleeping bags. He unzipped them and laid one out on the ground. He held his
arms open to her and she fell into them. He lay back pulling her close to
him as he covered them with the other sleeping bag. She nuzzled her face
against his chest and simply enjoyed the warmth of being so near to him.