As I kneel on the kingsize bed, my eyes focus on the face in front of me. A feeling of excitement runs over my skin, making the air feel electric. This is the moment I have been waiting for. This is the last step to bond our souls together, forever.
“Are you ready?” he asks. His hand caresses my cheek and I lean into his gentle touch. I swallow the lump that’s formed in my throat and nod my head.
“I’m ready,” I whisper, so quietly I’m afraid he didn’t hear.
He brings our bodies closer together, until skin touches skin. A quick, reassuring kiss to my lips puts my mind at ease. Then I feel the pressure on my neck as he quickly breaks the skin and I feel the blood leave my body. A small pinch of pain makes me wince but before he can stop, I hold him closer, telling him to continue. A few moments of discomfort is a small price to pay for a lifetime reward. Nothing will take this moment away from me. This is the beginning of our forever.
Only a few more seconds pass before he finally pulls away. He wipes his mouth free of any blood and smiles down at me.
“It’s your turn now. Are you ready?” he asks. He raises a brow when I hesitate. Can I do this? All I can do is nod my head in reply as my nerves slowly start creeping up to the surface. I have to fight to push them back down again. I don’t know why I’m so nervous, I want this more than anything.
“I’m ready,” I say out loud. He tells me what to do and I listen carefully to his warnings. I don’t want to mess this up.
I decide to do it on his wrist, not confident enough to go for the neck like he did. I take his hand in mine and gently kiss the spot I want. Then, just like he did, I bite down. I try to be as gentle as possible, but my nerves make me sloppy. I feel it when he winces, and this time, he doesn’t let me stop.
I let out a small noise of pleasure at the taste in my mouth, and the next few moments go by way too quickly as I release him from my grip. I grab a cloth and wipe my mouth clean.
“That wasn’t too hard now, was it?” he chuckles.
“No, it wasn’t,” I say with a grin. I get lost in his gaze. The the mood changes, and then we are kissing. This time we don’t stop. Our bodies and souls stay connected until dawn, and I know that no matter what, everything will be okay now that we have each other and the ritual is finally complete.