“That is up to me.” Lexx took a step back, holding Chel out enough that he could easily see her face. He smiled confidently. Chel smiled back, through the tears, trying not to think about how blotchy and messy her face looked. Lexx didn’t seem to mind.
Lexx kept smiling, tilting his head down to kiss Chel lightly on the forehead, then again on her nose. Chel met him for the last one, pushing up against him to meet his lips. Lexx wrapped his arms around her and held her, having the momentary thought that this was much better than holding her in the relay.
Much better than any dream.