I planned to save this for another time, but my hands and brain betrayed me… oh well, there are never enough Regency AU anyway:
Charles and Erik taking shelter in the rain (in an abandoned barn maybe~), a scenario that requires our gentlemen to lose their damped clothes and warm each other up coughwithbodyheatcough ehehe~ *//q///*
Couldn’t resist, so didn’t ehe
It was the smell that Erik would remember long after the tryst: the warm scent of Charles’ skin, the earthy smell of hay, the way he could taste the rain in the air. It lingered in his mind like perfume, and whenever the weather grew wet, he remembered.
Charles had shivered so violently in his arms, the first time, his skin clammy but his mouth a hot furnace burning him from the inside out. Erik breathed him in and drank in his kisses like he would never be quenched, and when they shed their clothes, it was like stripping themselves of every gentlemanly mien. Every slide against skin was a breathless release, every pass of lips a revelation. Erik panted against the pulse on Charles’ neck, greedy for everything.
Charles let him have it, and returned Erik’s ardor with equal intensity; the first kiss, the first suck, the first thrust. When the lightning struck outside, Charles watched as Erik’s neck strained, lost to it, and Charles had gripped him so tightly he left bruises that Erik admired in his secret time.
In the aftermath, something began to bloom between them, sweet and slightly uncertain. Erik turned Charles’ cheek with the tips of his fingers, tracing the beginnings of a smile with his thumb. Here, he was not Lord Lehnsherr. Here he was simply Erik, barenaked in ways more than one. Charles saw his vulnerability and found only strength, the look in his eyes bright and full of wonder.
Outside, the world shook with a storm. Erik breathed in, realizing at that moment that his heart no longer truly belonged to him, safe in Charles’ hands as it was.
OMG *screeches*!! ALL OF THE FIRST TIME PLOTS JUST MAKE ME WANT TO SMUSH THEM TOGETHER MORE AKFDHGKAHDGFKH
CASEY you wonderful gorgeous lady! Thank you so very much and hope you’re having a delightful day too!