The First Taste
Summary: Gabriel finds that being human isn’t what he expected. Sometimes it’s even better.
Pairing: Gabriel x Reader
Word count: 3265
Warnings/Tags: smut, pretty much PWP, fingering, oral sex (female receiving), human Gabriel
Written for my 100/200 follower celebration
Requested by: Anon
Kink: Praise kink
Author’s note: All tags are at the end. If you have a line through your name, tumblr wouldn’t let me tag you. Sorry!
Special thanks to my amazing beta @sumara62. You feedback has been invaluable as are your beta skills, especially this piece because all that sensory description nearly killed me (and it probably would have without you). And to @blondecoffeecake for introducing me to the Banh Mi as a non sweet treat Gabe would like. I also don’t know where I would be without all your encouragement and Dick.
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Gabriel’s always expected his senses to be blunted if he lost his grace, but the things he can taste now that he’s human exceed all expectations. Starbursts literally burst with a juicy rainbow of fruits rather than being overshadowed by the fillers and additives used for texture and coloring. Chocolate is a much smaller, more decadent spectrum of deliciousness when he can’t taste everything down to the very earth in which the seeds are grown. Ice cream is a whole new ballgame (as are the after effects of having far, far too much of it).
Then there are the things he’s never considered.
How a good sear on a steak can make all the difference. How the crunch of crisp lettuce combined with an assortment of fixings can create an entire world in a single bite. How sugar and spice meld so magically he’s convinced that honey habanero is the only sauce that belongs on wings.
His favorite, however, is a little something called a Banh Mi sandwich from a Thai place in Florida. It has a little bit of everything - sweet, sour, spicy, salty - and the complexity of all the ingredients form a delectable blend that flourishes through his mouth in ways he’s never experienced.
He finds you to be no different.