"Lets go Autry, a lot of time has passed. If we wait too long we may never get back home to rest" He lifted her into his arms, needing her close as he walked back to the home they had shared for so long before he was taken off by those things. He almost cried when he stepped inside but he kept it at bay "it looks the same"
"Like I would change a thing...I didn't want to taint any memories I had with you...sometimes the memories were nice and when they hurt I simply went to do something crazy for awhile"
"I swear to you Haidee, I don't care what it is, nothing will take me from you again."
"I think the best rule is no more trips apart"
"I agree with that, I think if he would have drugged you too my adrenaline from anger could have had me fighting off those drugs. That or I may have been more weary of the odd taste since you would have been consuming it too"
"do you want to shower with me?"
"that sounds amazing Haidee" He took her to their bathroom and they both stripped down. She adjusted the water and they soon both stepped under the hot spray. He was almost embarrassed when he got hard so fast. She smiled, looking happy and amused despite the pain they had both been feeling. "I'm sorry, I'm sure sex isn't on your mind at all"
"It might help us feel better, us worrying about Gormen wont help him get better. He's in good hands and I want to, it's been four years"
"You didn't even have a one night stand during that time...I.." he felt emotional "Of course not Autry....I haven't been anywhere near over you and you know me, I've never been into meaningless sex." He began kissing her, glad for the hot spray of water so she wouldn't see him crying. It felt incredible to be this close to her again, to hear her moan, especially with his heightened senses. They made love in there until the shower was too cold but then it only moved into their bedroom, him only stopping when she told him she was too tired to continue.
It was two days later when Gormen was recovered enough to speak. "are you ready?" Nerweigh asked as he stood in Haidee and Autrys doorway "yes, we want to see him" When they arrived Cyndel and Denham were standing at one side of the room and Gormen lay in a bed, looking mortified that he finally had to face what he had done "Gormen...what happened back then" Autry came out with the question, feeling it would be best to get the conversation over with so they both could heal.
"do you remember when I had that fight with my son and he ran away?"
"He didn't, he just went to a nearby creek to get away from me for a bit, to cool down really. They took him and that was when I also left for awhile. To get him back I promised them someone better, stronger who could take more than my son ever could....he's a good boy but facts are he's not very strong in mind or body...never has been....they accepted and that is how I ended up giving them you...my son said he couldn't face our village...knowing what we had done so he moved, pretty far away and I stayed here with my guilt...I stayed to take care of Haidee for you. I wanted to be here if she needed anything or fell on hard times because I figured I owed you that much Autry....I knew you were coming home because the leader came to me, angry about you escaping. He said if he ever finds my son again he'll kill him for making a bad deal...I couldn't face you...hell I'm as weak as my son...it's probably time I admit that"