There was not any rush or hurry. There wasn’t the needed impulse to act to push him along, Lexx was willing the more casual contact. He wanted it and considered the still new to him and confusing emotions welling up within him. Chel was the only one he felt these indescribable feelings for that he could only think of as love. And it was beginning to hurt as his thoughts shifted to the facts, the possibility that he might never feel that way again and didn’t want it broken.
And I simply hurt.
If I look in her eyes
If I look in his eyes.
Chel felt Lexx’s grip tighten briefly, but she kept her eyes forward. She couldn’t look at him. Everything that occurred in the prior weeks was running through her mind in a flood of thoughts and considerations. It was overwhelming her and now that they were removed from everyone else, it was like being removed from the entire situation, but the reality of it was hitting home.
For a brief time, they had been able to distract themselves from the game. Now, there were battles coming up and from what Chel understood, these battles were going to be unlike any that Lexx had fought before.
She prayed for a moment to herself, pushing aside the selfish request that Lexx survive and stay with her, but that he would survive and what would be, would be. His life was more important than her desires.
They reached the small natural swimming pool that had formed out of an overhang and a shallow depression in the ground, not more than five feet in depth at its deepest point. Streams of crystal clear water showered over the overhang that covered half the pool, making it a shady and cool spot to spend a hot afternoon.