Once Renato put down the rabbit, Zorion took his hand and they continued on. He let his mate explore when he wanted to, following him around and staying alert so Renato could just enjoy himself. He slowly guided Renato through woods until they came to a little valley. Steam rolled over the ground from a hot spring and tucked into the trees was a little cottage. "Is this where we're staying?" Renato asked.
"I hope you like it, my love." He pulled him gently through the soft grass and smiled when Renato admired the bright flowers dotting the ground. Even in fall, they were kept blooming, looking beautiful next to the orange and yellow leaves. "I thought we could drop our things off."
"Did you build this place?"
"No, but I furnished it. I asked if I could have it and when I got permission, I made it my second home."
"It's better inside."
Renato wanted to linger outside, to explore every corner of this place, but he knew this had taken a lot of effort on Zorion's part so went with him. Zorion had been right when he said the interior of the cottage was even more beautiful. A lot of love had been put into the construction and even more so to make it warm and inviting. Zorion pulled him further in and into the bedroom. "Wow." He turned to take in everything from the large bed to the full length mirror setting in the corner. Everything was perfect set up, making this place even more charming.
"You like it."
"I love it." He sat his backpack at the foot of the bed.
"I'm glad." He wrapped his arms around Renato from behind, nuzzling his neck, satisfied at how hard his mate's heart was beating, how hot he suddenly was. "You're blushing."
Zorion chuckled and turned Renato's head so he was looking in the mirror. "Completely red."
"W...we should meet that god of yours." He hated he was practically running, that he was so self conscious. It wasn't just his embarrassment, but also seeing the way Zorion was looking at him, the reflection of his desire.