He didn’t break his stride, covering the short distance between them in seconds.  Then, Lexx reached out and pulled a startled Chel into a tight embrace.  He wrapped his wings around her and silently held her against himself, unaware that he was trembling visibly.

Chel was taken by surprise, but accepted it without complaint, ignoring the fact that they had an audience as Chill, Keith, Damian, and Claudia joined them on the beach from the observation pod.  Vic was less than pleased, but kept his thoughts to himself.  This wasn’t the time or place to say anything.