| Aimee', Chapter 3
Darynn walked through the room again, his robes still flowing behind
him. Everything seemed to be in order, just as it had a week ago. He
was concerned with every detail of the room's appearance; he wanted to
put his student completely at ease.
Not, he thought grimly, that that could ever be fully achieved. In his
head he reviewed the note Bethsany had sent him describing what she
had learned this week of the situation amidst Teltirray's "girls." He
new now that the original report of Teltirray's behavior was only a
weak shadow of a truly abusive nature. And yet, the could be so
convincing in court, so calm in council. At induction services they
would sit nearly opposite one another at the horseshoe- shaped council
chamber. Perhaps what bothered Darynn most is that more often than not
he agreed with the direction Teltirray took his discussions.
He sighed. Teltirray was not by any imagination a friend. In person he
was frequently cold to Darynn and his associates, although charming
when he needed a vote or two. Darynn knew the chill arose from
Teltirray's too-familiar "disgust" at the male-to-male love Darynn was
Darynn stoked the fireplace one last time; late fall chill soaked
through his home, chewing up the warmth of summers, lovers, and the
presence of Aimee'. He waited for her to arrive, knowing that it would
He was glad that she was not permitted to walk right in; the relief on
his face would have been inappropriate for her to see, and he wanted
to present himself to her as an elder, fully in control. "Enter
freely," he said.
Her face peeked out around the door. "Sir?"
"Come in, Aimee'. We are going to learn tonight."
"Sir? After you finish your story?"
Darynn smiled. "Sort of. We are going to start during the story,
Aimee'. Come sit, like before." She settled down onto the white rug,
her slim hand caressing the material as she did so. "We are going to
play the same game as before. You are to remove your clothing as you
see fit. You do remember that?"
She nodded. "Yes, sir, I remember."
"Good. Now then, if you will pull back the sheet of cloth by your
side you will find an array of phalli and such. I have noticed that at
times you get breathless while I speak and I appreciate that. I want
you, Aimee', to enjoy yourself. To touch yourself." He reached beside
himself and opened a book to a certain page, examining only the
caption in the upper corner. "Now, when you feel your pleasure rising,
I want you to examine this closely. I want you to try and see
it as if it were before you, an object and not a page. Breathe through
your pleasure and open yourself. I am not being clear on purpose,
Aimee', but I wish you to do this. Can you?"
She nodded. "Yes, sir. I will."
"Good. Now, as I was saying last time..."
I spent many more months with the Hakkana. Ryu and I become bedmates,
although that perhaps sounds more physical than it really was. We
rarely made love, Aimee', although when we did I found the pleasure
greater than any other offered to me in all the city. I think part of
the reason for that was that I loved Ryu and not the others, although
they were certainly friends and I did not discredit their worth when
they lay in bed with me.
My studies continued apace until I realized one day, while examining
my journals, just how greatly my skill in spell had grown. I could
Heal and cause to Sleep. I could bring suffering to the evil and
health to the good. I had learned to control my desires and answer my
Although I was not the strength you see before you, Desa surprised me
one day by calling on me and addressing me as "Mage Darynn."
"Yes sir?" I will admit, I nearly fell off my chair to hear myself
addressed as such.
"Your learning has slowed." He raised a hand as I opened my mouth to
object. "This is nothing of your own doing. We all know this to be
true, Darynn, that every mage's learning slows at one point. While
there is much to be gained here, you can learn at your current pace
anywhere, and I would urge you to find your way back to your own
people. I have a gift for you."
I was still completely taken with his address, much less his short
speech. He handed me a bone case, one used for scrolls. "It is
addressed to me, from the of Mages in Barraminum. I have
decided that you should see it in its entirety."
Maga Desa of the Megassi.
It is with some disbelief that we read the scroll we have received
from you. You claim to have had no influence in the creation of the
spell base we found within, copied several times with accuracy.
After examining the base we found it difficult, but not impossible,
to work with; the complexity achieved is truly an act of art,
perhaps even passion.
That an apprentice of yours, indeed one not even in his thirtieth
year, created this is no small feat. It is not that we doubt you,
Desa; your honesty and worthiness are well known, even here in
We wish to meet this apprentice. Although the purpose of base spell
"Pleasure" is, in our council, of little use, the skill with which
it is executed shows us that this mage could well and truly
be taught to join our without sponsor or patron. We wish
him for ourselves.
In magi honor,
Talen Silisto, President.
Mage Council of the Known World.
My first emotion, Aimee', believe it or not, was one of stark anger. I
looked up at Desa and said "Of little use?"
"Easy, Darynn," he said, laughing. "I just wanted to show you this.
Remember that pleasure is not greatly thought of in the mages' realm,
and even when it is, it is considered a dangerous toy. Although you
and I both know that pain can be as addictive as pleasure, it is
pleasure they are most afraid of." He shrugged. "I know why as little
"And these are the people you want to send me to?"
"Darynn, they are your people. They know you better than you know
yourself; you cannot live here all your life, mage."
I sighed, wondering what I was going to do with Ryu. Desa understood
without my saying a word, but I didn't know it at the time. I started
to learn when he said, "I know you have been aching to try your spells
on Ryuchia. I encourage you to do so, Darynn, if Ryu is willing. I
wish to watch; just me. I do not imagine you wishing an audience upon
I shook my head, still absorbing everything I had been told in the
past ten minutes. I was being offered a free scholarship at the
College of Mages, although they considered my work "of little use." I
was also being asked to leave. And to do what I had sworn a year
before I would do; save Ryu from his dwarf status amongst his peers.
"Go home, Darynn, to your friend. Discuss it. Let me know in the
morning. Take the letter with you." With that, the animated of
silver wandered down into the darkness of his lair.
I flew back to Ryu's house at all speed. I do not fly often now, nor
did I then; but this simply could not wait for the rate at which my
feet carry me. I flew in from the top and found him sleeping in his
bowl, curled up in a ball and snoring peacefully. I landed on the
stone silently and approached him. "Ryu," I breathed.
[Darynn?] he asked silently, not coming very far from his slumber to
speak to me.
"I... I think I'm going to be going soon."
He came to wakefulness fast then. [What do you mean?]
"I've been offered a full scholarship at Barraminum. Desa has told me
that he's done all he can to accelerate my learning. I am to my own
devices now. He wants to send me to Barraminum to learn the magics of
humans. Like Awrthom, he has reached his limits."
He switched to speech then. "Do you want to go?"
I nodded. "I... I do. But, before I go, I want to do one last thing
with you, Ryu. I want to cast the Bodily Keys upon you and see if I
can help you grow to the full cast that is your Dragon birthright."
He stared at me, stunned. "You can do that?"
I resolved to sound like a mage, Aimee'. I'm afraid I didn't succeed.
I said, "I can try."
He thought for a full minute. "Then try, Ryu. What must I do?"
"It is more, what I must do to cast this spell on another, Ryu. You
know from where I draw my strength. We will need that. To have any
success we must be loving when I cast the spell."
He tossed his head and chuckled. "Oh, Darynn, you will do anything to
get one more moment out of me!"
I threw my arms around his neck and said, "Yes, Ryu. Because I will
miss you. I can live without you, but I will not be happy doing so."
His wing slid easily around me, enclosing me against his body. "I have
learned from you, Darynn, how to find peace. Let us do this, and
whether we succeed or fail, we will never forget one another."
"Let us hope," I said.
I built a great frame, knitting a net with my hands strong enough to
hold a Dragon. This alone took two weeks. Sliding it into the center
of Ryu's home, I began enscribing the runes necessary to support the
spell. They took another day, and when they were done I slept for many
hours more. Then I asked Desa and Ryu to attend me at moonrise. They
Ryu arrived early. "That is for me?"
"It is. You must lie on your back within it. I hope you find it
"I will see," he smiled, easing himself into it. Slowly he turned
over, struggling. "I feel like a fish in a man's net."
"I hope not. I've not intention of putting a hook in your mouth or
clubbing you over the head."
"Or slitting my throat, I hope," he added.
"No, none of that."
"Are we waiting?"
"Yes," I said. "Desa has asked to witness this. Does that trouble
"No," he replied calmly. "Desa is our master in all things, Darynn,
and there is no reason we should not invite him to watch this."
Desa arrived shortly thereafter. But not through the front door, oh
no. Instead, a wind stirred and then a small gale erupted in Ryu's
home as a great Dragon, an ancient beast of full beard and golden eyes
dropped through the in the roof and landed, with little room to
spare, on the ground. [Desa Megassi, at your service,] it said calmly.
"Master Desa," I said, bowing.
Ryu was attempting to climb out of the sling when Desa said [Stay,
Ryu. You were preparing. Continue.]
I picked up my newly earned staff of silver and began chanting slowly.
The power that I wielded now would have frightened the Darynn of three
years previous; now it was familiar, if still awesome in its capacity.
I raised the staff over my head as the chanting took on a life of it's
own, pouring from my lips without my even thinking it. I walked
forward, concentrating only lightly, letting the spell progress in its
natural course. Ryuchia was already erect, his head lolled back
against the knitted net and his eyes staring at me, waiting. Pleasure
was still a spell that I could use to prepare my partner rightly for
the acts ahead.
I climbed up onto the net, staring into his face. Our eyes peered into
one another's, locked. Our breathing began to come at the same speed
and the same time, our chests rising and falling together. I knelt
over his great shaft and with one hand picked it up, aiming it. My
greased anus waited for his welcome cock, and as I eased down I felt
it again slide into me. I almost lost myself then in the intense
pleasure of our joining, but without falter I kept singing my spell. I
leaned forward slightly as he reached up with his inner claws and
seized the staff. We held it together as his wings folded over us. I
began my motions, pulling myself almost off his cock, and then back
down onto it.
We rocked slowly as I chanted. The walls of his home began to glow.
They began to get closer, and suddenly they swirled with colors. I
watched as Ryu's keys glowed before my eyes. I began to sing my
companion spells, never once losing track of the great mass of his
penis imbedded behind my belly. As we fucked, I began to explore the
changes I could make, the locales I could find.
The spell went on for what seemed forever. I had never had so much
within me for so long. I would not let him climax and I could not find
what I was seeking. I flew over the beauty of his keys, watching them
flash before my eyes before one of the companions rang out with
recognition. It had found his keys of growth.
As I manipulated them, dreamed what they would do if I changed them, I
realized that in a few years Ryu would start his growth. The changing
of the body and the growth were not related, and it was only
coincidence that they happened to most Dragons at the same time. It
was only a matter of time.
[Ryu,] I dreamed to him, [There is something I have to tell you.] I
told him what I saw, and what I had learned. [I could start it now.]
There was a long, quiet pause. Ryu was thinking, and when he finally
spoke my heart lifted. [If I started now, I would quickly grow so
large we could not do this.] He was silent again, and I started to
fear. Finally, he dreamed, [I want to enjoy my winter with you,
Darynn, since you cannot leave until the coming Spring. Change
nothing, human I love. Finish the spell.]
I could have stopped the spell simply by ceasing chanting. But I did
not. I simply shifted my magics, delving deep into pleasure. I cast
the greatest of the Pleasures I knew. Ryu and I shared.
Everything he felt, I felt. I became aware of how small I felt and yet
how much he loved me. I felt both our hearts beating, becoming one. I
became aware of his surprise when he felt how large he was to me, how
beautiful. We made love, Aimee', as only two males can with this
sharing. It was the most beautiful moment of our lives. As his climax
grew, so did mine. The staff held over our heads still, my hands and
his claws, we grew closer together as our loving reached its pinnacle.
We were both screaming as we came, shouting out our hearts with
pleasure as he came within me and I came all over his broad, white
belly. My eyes screwed shut in pleasure as it seemed to go on and on.
It ended. I collapsed, losing my grip on the staff and falling against
his chest. He held my staff above us still, then slowly eased it down
into the netting.
His shaft shrank within me and then, easily, it slid out my hole, a
small rivulet of fluid following down my leg as we lay together,
awaiting the return of our strengths. "Oh, Ryu," I sighed.
"Darynn," he breathed. "I love you."
I nodded, pulling myself up and kissing him under the chin.
Our tender moment was broken, partially, by our teacher. [Tell me what
you have done.]
"Nothing," I replied, and again repeated what I had learned about
Dragons and how they grow.
He listened closely, attentively, his monstrous head turned in an
attitude of careful thought. When I was done with my report, he looked
at Ryuchia. I know not what exchanged between them, but when it was
over Desa looked to the ceiling. [Darynn, Ryuchia, you have made an
old Dragon pleased. It is good. I shall see you both in the morning.]
With that, he took to the sky, leaving me and my beloved Ryu to our
soft cradle and familiar caress.
The winter passed with little excitement; days of study and nights of
sleeping. Ryu and I slept together in happy contentment, and by day we
both studied. Now my studies were calm, orderly, less hectic and
demanding. I knew what I needed to do commit my magic. I was destined,
I felt, to be an Archmage, but I knew that I would only get there at
my own pace and any forcing of it would be pointless.
I enjoyed my time with friends more and more, knowing that it would
all end soon and I would begin the journey that would lead here, to
the city of Barraminum, a city of great power and evil. As well you
Darynn leaned back against the pillows he had arranged and stoked the
fire to greater warmth. Aimee' sat across from him. "You haven't
removed anything," he observed.
"Every time I did at our last meeting, you would pause. I did not want
to interrupt you." Aimee' smiled and began unlacing her boots, tossing
them aside. Then her pants and her headcloth. "I am as I was last
time." Her smile faltered slightly and then she said, "Sir, would you
remove my tunic?"
Confused, Darynn said, "You wish me to...?"
"I am ready to take it off. I want you to do it." She paused for a
moment, then said, "Only to you will I say 'please.'"
Darynn sat up straight and reached for her. "Come here then, if you
She crawled and sat before him. He closed his fingers on the cloth of
her tunic and pulled the tunic off, placing it down where she could
reach it easily. "If you need it, it is there."
"I will not need it," she replied. "I know of your love for the love
of only, Master Darynn."
Darynn picked up the again and handed it to her. She took it,
confusion and concern in her eyes. Darynn knew she was wondering if
she had done something wrong. "Hold that, Aimee', while I tell you
something. My reputation as a lover of and may be well and
established, but I am preparing to make an exception. For you. I do
not take as students people I cannot love. I am prepared to take you
as a student, Aimee', and I have searched my heart and I can say that
I am prepared to love you."
She started, pulling the across her chest as she did so. Then,
with an angry growl she crumpled it into a ball and tossed it away.
Her emotions shifted again, this time into a smile. "You are kind and
concerned, Master Darynn, and I would be honored."
Darynn was still concerned that she was simply responding to him as
another adult in authority, a view of him he would like to discourage
in her. He smiled softly, sighing as he did so. "What did you think of
"It was beautiful, Master Darynn."
"No 'Master' is necessary, Aimee'."
"You truly loved him, Darynn. It was in your eyes, in the way you held
you head and your body as you spoke. Your voice. Oh, you must have
missed him so when you left!"
"Very much," Darynn agreed. "I wonder, did you feel excitement? Did my
describing the love of affect you in any strong way?"
"Yes, sir! It made me feel warm and a little wet."
"Would you like to show me more, Aimee'? I would like to see you
pleasure yourself before me freely."
"Sir, I... I don't know. Master Teltirray has never asked for anything
"I just want to watch you, Aimee'. Nothing more than that. Please,
indulge this man, would you?"
She nodded. "Yes, sir!"
"And remember, when your pleasure begins rising, the image on the
"I did not forget," she said. She leaned back against the small mound
of pillows she had arranged for herself, spreading her legs apart
slightly. Darynn examined her closely now, naked.
Her skin, pale and soft, reflected the light of the fireplace in soft
redding glows. Her hair fell down, framing her face and lying over the
pillows like a net. Darryn's breath caught gently as he stared at her.
He had almost never seen a woman this close, and certainly not with
all of her clothing missing, and for all the ruggedness he usually
enjoyed, he wondered at how he could miss the simply beauty that was
her flawless skin. Her pushed upwards, and he found himself
able to disregard them; they neither held nor rejected his interest.
But what captivated his attention the most was her sex. He had never
seen one for real before; he wondered at his own ignorance that had
allowed him to nearly reach his century year without ever seeing the
genitals possessed by half his own race. He knew that fear was an
inappropriate response, and anything that could arise from fear was as
well. That included disgust, a common emotion amongst his own kind.
Once that was settled, he had nothing to do but watch.
Her hands caressed the full, rounded lips of flesh that made up the
outside of her sex, scratching with her fingernails gently and pulling
them apart. Her breathing grew stronger as she touched herself,
encouraging her passion to greater heights. He watched as she caressed
herself, sliding one finger slowly within her and then coating
the rest of her sex with the liquid. One tiny pearl near the top of
her sex grew slowly and after a while she paid it particular
attention. "Darynn, sir, the page... show it to me!"
Darynn quickly scooped up the book and held it before her eyes. "I can
see it," she said as her eyes locked with it. Her breathing deepened.
"I can see it. It's right..." Her left hand began tracing a visible
pattern in the air as she sighed,"... there."
Darynn felt the magic of the spell she stared at penetrating her. She
was summoning the spell sexually, the way it was supposed to be read.
He felt her body next to his own. She was learning, the
knowledge off the page. Sex magic was something that could only be
learned by those willing to do so, and despite the claims of nearly
everyone, very few were open and willing enough.
Aimee' was. In her nigh-ecstacy, she was literally pulling the first
lessons into her lungs with every breath. She twisted and rubbed at
her clitoris until the spell itself began to subside. And then her
body jolted, sending the power of the spell away from herself, into
the air. She gasped, returning to herself, returning to the pillows.
She picked her head up with a jerk and suddenly her hands were
clutching for his sleeve, pulling him towards her with her eyes cast
wide. "What... what was that?"
"Magic," he said with slow and deliberate calm. "That's the spell of
awareness. It's the start of learning."
"It felt so... different. Like nothing else."
"Magic is like that," he said. "Like nothing else." He patted her
thigh softly. "You were beautiful to watch, Aimee'."
"Thank you, sir. Oh thank you!" She lunged forward, her arms about his
neck, hugging him tightly. "Thank you."
A little taken aback, it took him a moment to find words. "You're
blessedly welcome." He held her close, feeling her lithe, warm body
through the cloth of his robes. He felt blood surging into his own
sex, and although he wasn't quite hard he knew his cock would feel
heavy. "Aimee', I need to fetch something. Would you allow me?"
"What?" she asked. "Oh... yes. I'm sorry, sir."
"No apology. Just wait here for a moment." He stood slowly and walked
over to his desk, returning a moment later. He handed her a folded
envelope sealed with blue wax. "This is for your master. It is an
understanding that you be able to reach me at any time you feel the
need to discuss your magical training with me. And this," he said,
handing her a thin brown book, "is for you. It is the first ten spells
you will learn. And you will learn them all by next week. Is that
"This is a spell book?" Her eyes went wide with wonder.
"A spell guiding book. It does not have spells, merely instructions on
how to make them. Do you understand the difference?"
"Yes, sir. I do."
"Good. Because that's what you need to know. One more thing." He
handed her a second, smaller book. "This is empty. Fill it. Pages for
your spells, others for your thoughts. You are learning to be a mage,
Aimee'; you must keep track of where you are going and where you have
been. Here is a pen, and here is ink. Here is a bag for everything."
She collected everything together in the bag, not sure what to say.
"Stand, Aimee', for an man, please."
She stood slowly. "You are not sir. I can see the signs; your body
is youthful and strong and I know the attentions you seek. Do you want
He understood her meaning and shook his head. "Not until I am ready,
beloved apprentice. I have much learning to do as well."
"Yes sir. Oh, thank you, Darynn, thank you so very much!" She
literally bounced on her heels and Darynn understood her beauty. She
was truly woman and child, powerless and on the verge of magehood all
in one person. The more he stared at her the stronger he swore that
she would reach that magehood someday. And Teltirray would be gone.
"Aimee', I must ask that you dress. It is time for you to return
"Yes, sir," she sighed. "Thank you."
"I am merely doing what I have been asked," he replied, winking. "That
I enjoy it is another matter." He watched as he dressed, drinking in
the sight of her buttocks and her legs, watching her shoulders as she
pulled her clothing on. She turned to him when she had finished
dressing, her bag over her shoulder. "Aimee', come here, please."
She nearly hopped over to him. He pulled her close and hugged her.
"You have done something nobody has done for me in many a year,
Aimee'; you have taught me new things about myself. I want you to
"As do I, sir. As do I." She wrapped her arms around his waist and
hugged him back. "Thank you so much."
"You've said that so many times, Aimee'! I thank you for what you give
me as well. Now, go, before Teltirray begins to suspect what might
actually be the truth."
She nodded. "Goodbye, sir." She leaned over and kissed the back of his
hand swiftly, then disappeared through the door and was gone.
Darynn watched her departure sadly. He hoped, probably unreasonably,
that he was doing the right thing. For the both of them, and for all
they came in touch with. "Good luck, beloved Aimee'," he whispered.
"We both need it."
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