kiss meme, “I’ve missed you kiss”, featuring the return of an accident-prone Alistair. I might have stalked your Kenna Mahariel tag just a bit. Hope that’s alright. :D
She always took him on missions. Always.
“Except for this time,” he muttered under his breath.
Blast that ogre that they’d come across four days ago. Curse him for being right in it’s path as it fell. Even with Wynne’s healing magic and multiple health poultices, his body still ached with every move he made.
He’d stewed all morning on his bedroll next to the fire. She’d left with Morrigan, Leliana, and Sten three days ago, giving him a quick kiss on the crown of his head as she barely roused him from sleep to say goodbye. He’d wanted to pull her to him, bring her lips to his, but his arms hadn’t been cooperating with him at that early stage in his recovery. He knew he’d have to be satisfied with what he had gotten for the next while.
She should be back soon. How long could she possibly be? The camp had been only a day’s march from Denerim, if she’d only been there a day, she could on her way back to him now.
He thought about how he’d greet her when she came back, now that he could move again. He’d march right up to her, take her in his arms, and he’d kiss her. Not just a kiss on the crown of her head, but a real kiss this time. He’d tell her how he’d missed her, even if it only had been three days, as his lips would follow the lines of her vallaslin up nose. He’d litter her forehead with kisses before moving back down to her beautiful full lips, his fingers trailing up into her blonde hair.
It seemed silly how much he missed her, he was sure that Morrigan would sneer at him if she knew. Three days. It had only been three days. And yet waking up in the morning without her beside him had been torture. After this, he never wanted to be away from her side again. He played with the woven bracelet she’d given him in secret weeks ago. Embrium leaves woven together into a band that had barely fit over his large hand. Her cheeks had darkended as she gave it to him, saying it was just a silly thing she’d liked to do since she was a child. He told her he’d wear it always, sometimes hidden under his gauntlets, but it was always there, reminding him of her.
He head whipped around when he heard her mabari bark at the edge of the camp, a grin spreading across his face.
He wasn’t as agile as he had imagined he would be in his head only moments ago, his legs still a little wobbly with the pain, but he made it over to her. She smiled as his arms wrapped around her, meeting his lips with hers.
“I’ve missed you.”