The coming weeks were a good time for Bragi to recover. He was moved back into his chambers to continue resting however Idunn did not stray far from him. She felt she needed to be there for him, making sure he ate and was well looked after. There were quite a few times she would lay beside him and admire him while he slept. Idunn was well aware he still had the love spell over him. Perhaps that is what made her hover around him.
One day Idunn had gone out for a while but when she returned Bragi wasn't in his bed. He was standing near his work table with a small knife in his hand. Immediately, she was on high alert. Bragi smiled and put the knife down on the table, picking up what he was working on.
"I guess you caught me, you can come see it if you wish," he picked up a piece of the wood he was looking at and placed it where it belonged. Idunn was cautious, but tentatively came closer to see what he was working on. When she approached she noticed it was a hand carved box. No bigger than his hands when assembled, he handed it to her.
Idunn viewed the delicately carved box, her fingers running over the refined edges and how smooth it was, "This is beautiful Bragi, you made this while I was gone?"
"I've been working on it for a while actually, I just keep hiding it from you. It's nearly finished," he smiled as she gently lift the top.
"Is it for me?" She asked.
"It is. In the elvish culture, a man will give his chosen a hand made gift that shows his skills. This Idunn is my gift to you," he took the box from her hands and went to finish it. She watched as he took braided silk and threaded it through carved eyelets on one side of the box. He strung it through the top of the box then did the same on other side. If held by the silk handle, the box would be complete together, one could lift the top off the box by letting the silk handle slide through the eyelets on the cover. It was very smartly made.
"Oh! I see how it works now, very clever," she smiled and he re-presented the finished piece to her.
"I'm glad you like it," he went to clean up the carved shavings when he suddenly felt dizzy. He put his hands on the workbench to try and steady his balance but nearly fell over anyways.
"Bragi, are you okay?" Idunn came to him and put her hands on his shoulders to help steady him.
"I'll be alright, just got a little dizzy from staring at the fine details of the box for too long," he tried not to alarm her.
"Are you sure, you looked startled. Come, lets sit you down," she helped him around the workbench. They walked together to the bed and he sat down on the edge as soon as he was close enough. He laid back and closed his eyes to let the feeling pass. Idunn sat beside him and looked down into his face. When he opened his eyes she could see something was off. It was like he was looking threw her, not able to see her at all.
"Bragi? Can you hear me?" She asked.
"Kiss me," he told her and she blushed stunned by his words.
"Um....Oh!" He pulled her down to his lips and kissed her. She broke the kiss finding she was leaning over him, her body pressed against his. Idunn blushed wildly from their closeness. "Bragi... So...forward," she told him and sat up some smiling.
"No....Idunn. Enchantress....she's in my head, laughing...saying things..." He told her trying to ignore the magis in his head.
"She's trying to control you?" She asked and he nodded. "We need to find Balder and Frigga," she went to stand up but he seemed to grimace in pain. "She's hurting you...fight her Bragi."
"I... Can't," he told her feeling Enchantress continue to try to latch onto him.
"You have to, if you don't I can't stop you. I'm not strong enough," she told him and he cringed again trying to hold onto his sanity. He growled, tightly closing his eyes trying to think of anything else but Enchantress's spell. He was losing the battle.
Thinking quickly, she leaned down and kissed him deeply, his eyes opening half hooded looking up into hers. Idunn continued to kiss him, parting only for moments to take in breath as they continued. It was working. Her hands went up to his ears, gently stroking them. "That's it, good boy," she encouraged him. His lips slipped from hers and went to the nook between her neck and shoulder. It was her sweet spot and it made her let out soft whimper when he kissed near her ear. Hearing Idunn's pleasure encouraged Bragi again into taking control and to flip their positions. It was a major turn on for him to hear her in pleasure, enjoying him.
Idunn was starting to get nervous. Her and Bragi hadn't been this intimate before and he was much stronger than her. If she couldn't go through with this, would he stop if she asked him to? She looked up to his eyes as he looked back down at her. His breathing slightly elevated from their foreplay.
"She's out..." He told her. "She realized that when I'm distracted with you she can't do anything."
"Good, I'm glad," Idunn gave a tentative smile, internally sighing in relief.
She noted how calm he was now, he leaned up off of her and sat up on the edge of the bed. "I'm sorry...that had to be very uncomfortable for you. I just couldn't think of anything else to distract me from her," he told her feeling bad about what he did. "I shouldn't have forced myself upon you like that. I...."
He was mid sentence when he was cut off by Idunn's lips. She could see the confusion in his eyes but then he just went along with her movement. She had knelt beside him and pulled herself up so she could straddle his lap toward him. They parted for a moment.
"It's okay... I was scared for a few moments but now...," she met his lips with a newly found confidence. "Now..." She kissed him again, taking a long moment to taste him. "I'm ready." He looked into her eyes when they parted again.
"Ready? ...ready for...?" He asked, she smiled and nodded.
"I know you will not harm me, you are gentle and patient. You make me feel safe," she cuddled under his chin hugging him close. He wrapped his arms around her waist and realized that she finally wanted to commit to him. It was a big step in their relationship. He pulled back a little so he could see her face.
"Are you sure? I don't want you to feel like you are being pushed into this," he explained to her.
"It's time. We cannot keep avoiding this, we are in love with each other. I want to make you happy," she smiled and got up to walk to her wardrobe. She picked something out and hid it from Bragi's view. She went into the bathroom and gave him a wink before she closed the door.
Bragi watched as the door latched closed and then realized he was worked up quite a bit from their foreplay. He took a long breath in and let it out slowly. There were so many thoughts going through his head right now he was starting to get nervous, then the door latch clicked again. His eyes looked toward the door and Idunn walked out in a fluffy white robe. That peeked his interest.
"Are you ready?" She asked as she came closer to him.
"I'm not quite sure," he told her and she smiled.
"Shhh..." She hushed him with her fingers on his lips. "It's okay if you are a little nervous, I am too," she took his hands in hers.
"Am I that obvious?" He asked and looked up to her.
"Every man is, their first time. If it helps, It's my first time too," she reached for the tie on her robe. Bragi's hand quickly went to hers before she could untie it. She could see he was uneasy.
"I want you to know that if we decide to do this, I will be bound to you. A male elf only chooses one mate for his entire life," he told her and she realized why Bragi was so uneasy about this.
"I understand," she gave him a confident smile. Bragi removed his hand from hers and she pulled the tie loose. The fluffy white robe slid down her shoulders and down to her waist. She then let it drop to the floor and his eyes were given a view of her he hadn't ever seen before. She wore sheer white panties with matching corset. Her golden locks cascaded over her shoulders and her emerald eyes showed lust. Idunn watched as his eyes roamed her form and he stood up so their eyes could look into each other at standing height. The goddess looked up to his height.
"You are very beautiful," he told her and pulled her to his chest. She blushed as their lips met. The softness in which he approached her and started to kiss her made her fears disappear. She would allow him to do what he needed at his pace.
Bragi leaned down a little and swept her up into his arms, gently laying her down on top of the satin sheets of the bed. He leaned down and kissed her sweetly as her hands roamed his shoulders and chest. She untied his tunic and pulled it up so that he would need to remove it over his head. Once it was removed, she finally got a view of his bare chest. He was so well sculpted, she admired him.
Bragi could see her smile as she touched his abs one at a time with her finger tips. "Such softness, you are so strong but so gentle," she told him.
"It's the way a women should be treated," he told her as he started to kiss her neck. She closed her eyes enjoying him explore her. His lips traveled softly behind her ear and she whimpered like she had before. "Do you like it there?" He asked. Idunn was speechless at the moment but nodded. He noted how her breathing had gone up and how much she loved what he was doing.
"Oh..." She moaned into his ear as she felt him nibble her ear. "Oh Bragi, yes..." Her arms wrapped around him, sliding her hands up to the back of his head. One hand made its way to Bragi's left ear making him groan his pleasure. His eyes closed feeling that soft stroking of his ear.
"That feels amazing," he told her as he came back to her lips and kissed her. She smiled against his lips feeling him shift a little to get more comfortable. He sat up some now so he could admire her form below him. She giggled and leaned up to kiss him.
"Why did you stop?" She asked and her eyes twinkled with mischief.
"I wanted to commit this to memory," he told her and looked down to her seemingly perfect breasts. "May I?" He asked and she pulled him back down with her nodding. He unhooked the lace corset to give access to her upper body. They really were perfect, soft and he couldn't help but lean down to take one nipple into his mouth. Idunn moaned as Bragi suckled her while his other hand softly pinched the other.
"Oh...ohhhh..." She told him, feeling this new touch. Bragi could tell he was doing something right, she seemed to be enjoying it. "Oh Bragi..." After messing with her for a bit he released her sensitive flesh and returned to kissing her lips. She returned the kiss with hooded eyes staring into his.
"Exciting, isn't it?" He told her and she laughed softly.
"Very," she smiled and pushed up on his chest. That was his indication that he needed to sit up, so he did. She got out from under him and pushed him down so he was on his back. Idunn then straddled his waist.
"Hmm... I like this already," he told her softly as she slid her hands down his chest.
"Be good now and I'll reward you," she leaned down to kiss him.
"Yes Ma'am," he replied before they kissed. It was another long sultry kiss that really turned him on. She stroked Bragi's ears knowing this was his sensitive spot and he groaned his satisfaction. He parted the kiss and adjusted so his lips were in her soft spot too. It was sentual for them both. Idunn whimpered feeling like mush when Bragi mouthed her sensitive neck. "Such a good girl," he encouraged her now.
Idunn blushed at his complement, she let her hands slide down his front to his belt. He could feel her unbuckle it and slip it out of the belt loops. She sat up and slid the belt across his chest.
Bragi hissed through his teeth at the touch of leather against his bare chest. Idunn smiled seeing how this excited him. "You like?" Bragi nodded and she slid the leather belt down his chest again before setting it off to the side. Her eyes looked into his. "Let's get comfortable under the covers," she got up and went under the covers of the large bed. He followed suit and spooned up against her. Bragi went right back to kissing her sweet spot.
Idunn loved the attention he was giving her. She could feel what she was doing to him however, he was aroused. "Mmmm...you are good at this," she told him after he nipped her ear. He smiled against her neck, wrapping his arms around her.
"I aim to please," he told her with a chuckle in his voice. She also giggled but fell silent when she felt his hands slide down her waist, fingers tracing the hem of her panties. "May I?" he asked softly. This was the moment, her heart was pounding. She nodded once but that wasn't good enough for him. He needed to hear her say 'yes'. "It's okay if you are not ready. We don't have to keep going," he told her to hopefully instill some trust.
Idunn turned toward him, looking up into his eyes. He could see she just wasn't quite ready. Bragi was starting to worry that she would force herself into this and then regret it later so he decided for her. He kissed her lips softly and pushed the bedding off of himself to sit up. The goddess felt terrible now, she got him worked up for absolutely nothing. She reached for his shoulder which caused him to halt for a moment. "It's okay..." he told her and stood up to go bathroom.
Idunn sat up, watching him go and close the door behind him. She felt terrible, he has such a good heart. He wouldn't ever force her into this which made her more upset that she didn't have the nerve to go through with it. She started to tear up.
Bragi really did care about Idunn and that is why he couldn't go through with this until he knew she was absolutely sure. He sighed untying his trousers, it was easy now that he was hard. He made quick work of his arousal giving a few strokes in the correct rhythm. He was familiar with self gratification but he hadn't in quite some time so it felt good to let go. After, Bragi cleaned himself up and washed his hands. He tied up his trousers and went back to bed. When he looked up, Idunn had put her corset back on. She was sitting up on the edge of the bed, making his concern go up.
"Everything okay?" He asked sitting down beside her. She sighed and looked into his eyes.
"I'm sorry..." she looked back down at the floor.
"It's alright, I know you wanted to continue but you were not ready. I'm not going to push you, I want you to come into your own decision," he leaned in and kissed her lips pulling away right after.
"T-thank you..." she was teary eyed again. He stood so he could go back to bed.
"I'm feeling a bit tired," he got under the covers and waited to see if she would join him. She nodded and crawled over the bed to her side, slipping under the covers. She was as far as she could be away from him, turned away. The room fell silent and he realized she was probably upset with herself.
"Idunn," he spoke her name.
"Yes?" She asked.
"Come here," he told her and she sighed.
"I'm... not really in the mood, okay. I want to just go to sleep and forget about this....". That is definitely not what he wanted to hear from her. He could tell she had injured her confidence quite a bit from this.
"You are too hard on yourself Idunn. Stop blaming yourself," he told her and she angrily sat up looking at him.
"Shut up!" She yelled at him and got out of bed. She grabbed her robe and went to the wardrobe to get clothes. The goddess went to the bathroom after and slammed the door behind her.
Bragi sat up now grabbing up his tunic and throwing it on, he went to wait outside the bathroom door for her because he wasn't going to let her leave this upset. She opened the door forcefully and marched out of the room but he grabbed around her to keep her from getting to the door to his apartment.
"Let me go!" She screamed at him as he held tightly around her waist. She struggled against him and he continued to hold her in place.
"You're too upset about this and you're not going anywhere this mad," he told her. She turned toward him with an angry glare and slapped him across the face. It was profound how that simple gesture made him let her go. He touched his cheek, feeling the stinging she had inflicted upon him.
The apartment door slammed in the distance, but that didn't seem to phase him anymore. She hit him because she hated him. He went to sit back down on the edge of the bed, still touching his face. He sighed because he knew this would be hard to explain to anyone. A knock came to the door but he ignored it. It came again and he finally got to his feet to answer it.
"Bragi what is...oh," Balder was surprised when he saw the red welt on Bragi's face in the distinct shape of a hand.
"It's a long story," he told his step brother, inviting him in.
"Well it looks like you had a fight, what happened? I just heard yelling and then saw Idunn storm down the corridor," Balder told his step brother.
Bragi sighed and realized he would have to go light on the details, "Idunn was blaming herself for feeling like our relationship isn't going anywhere." That shouldn't give too much away, he thought.
"You two were getting intimate..." Balder easily deciphered his brother's cryptic words.
"How did you?..." the elf now knew exactly how clever Balder was.
"Well its about time... you two are so shy about it..." Balder smirked and watched Bragi's cheeks turn a dusty pink.
"It's not that we don't want to, it's just I don't want to push her. She gets really nervous and I would hate to make her regret something I pressured her into," Bragi sighed.
"You know, she may just need a push. Something to make her just let go, otherwise she may continue to always be this way," Balder explained.
"That may be true but I refuse to push her. She needs to make this decision herself." Bragi sighed again, feeling his face were Idunn had slapped him. It was almost winter nights and Bragi's had wished to be past this before then.
"She loves you, just nudge her a little. Nothing too drastic and nothing that will scare her. If I know Idunn, she will let it go," Balder suggested. He stood and put a hand on Bragi's shoulder.
"...but now she's upset with me," he replied to his younger brother.
"That? You have a lot to learn about women. Yeah she was mad, but trust me... she's probably sitting in her cabin upset at herself for hitting you. She's probably crying her eyes out. See, women will hold grudges but they won't stay mad. You haven't given her anything to hold a grudge about so she's probably over it already," Balder seemed to know quite a bit about this subject matter. Maybe he was right.
"I'll go to her," Bragi's stood.
"There you go, that's the right attitude," Balder followed Bragi to the door and both left to go their separate ways.
---The trail out to Idunn's cabin---
The snow crunched under Bragi's feet as he walked out to the orchard. He could see the smaller foot prints that were Idunn's, Balder was right. How did he know she would be here?
When Bragi approached the cabin, he paused for a moment taking a breath to calm his nerves. He had to be ready for anything, but knowing that didn't seem to calm him any. He knocked three times and waited. He waited nearly five minutes before he spoke through the door, "Idunn, please...open the door." He continued to wait, it grew dark and the temperature dropped but he refused to leave. He sat near the door step and shivered because he only had a thin coat with him. It was late when he was starting to think he couldn't take the cold anymore, the door finally clicked.
Idunn stood at the door and looked down to him, her eyes showed how much she had been crying. She could see he was shivering as he looked up to her. He made to stand up but his body was so cold he struggled and fell forward onto his knees.
She came to him, placing her hands on his face noticing the mark she had left there. Her eyes showed how bad she felt but Bragi reminisced how warm her hands were. Silently, she helped him to his feet and brought him inside so he could warm up.
Idunn went to the kitchen and poured a cup of hot cider then brought it to Bragi. "You're stubborn," she kissed his forehead placing the cup into his hands. He watched her go to her bedroom and come back with a thick blanket. She laid it over and around him to try to bring up his temperature. The goddess then sat beside him on the love seat.
Bragi took a sip of the hot cider and felt it's warmth as it made its way to his core. Idunn chanced a look up at him but he caught her and smiled. "I'm sorry...I shouldn't have hit you," she could see the welt on his left cheek, no longer in the shape of her hand but still sore looking.
"It's okay. I should have listened," he told her and took another sip. The fire she had going was toasty but he still shivered because of how long he was outside.
"How did you know I was here?" She replied after a long pause.
"You wanted to get away, I figured you would want to get away from the palace too," he told her.
"Balder told you," she replied and he gave a light huff.
"I can't get anything past you Asgardians," she smiled when he admitted his fault. "Idunn, what happened?" He asked and she looked to him.
"I don't know...I was afraid I was making a mistake. I love you Bragi, I just don't know if we should be together... intimately," she told him.
"Why do you think that? I mean I don't need to know but there has to be a reason," he replied.
"Something is telling me inside that I shouldn't, however most of me is saying yes," she looked into his eyes. He smiled which was strange to her.
"He still has your heart," he replied and shivered. The movement made him take another sip of the hot cider and pull the blanket around himself more.
"I'm sorry," she apologized feeling bad about her selfishness.
"Please don't apologize, it isn't your fault. Your deepest love is meant for the one you lost; it shouldn't bar you from living a life with another, whether it be me or anyone else," he advised. Idunn couldn't believe how wise he was and he was right.
"Ah-choo!" The elf gave a sneeze and it broke the goddess out of her train of thought.
"Oh no, you are catching cold. Come, let's get you into a warm bed," she pulled him up and made to remove his coat.
"It's okay... it's a cold. I'll be alright," he smiled as he watched her take his coat and put it on the hook by the door. She came back to him and pulled him with her to the bedroom.
"No excuses, catching a chill in the long winter season can drag out for weeks if not tended to," she pulled the bedding back and made him sit. She removed his boots and made him lay down, then she pulled the covers back up to his chin.
"If you say so..." he sniffled still trembling from being cold. "But where will you sleep?"
"Don't worry about me, you just rest," she sat at his side and brushed his hair out of his eyes. He smiled at her 'mother-henning' because it reminded him of how his mother would treat him while he was ill. He loosened an arm and he reached out to touch her cheek with the side of his index finger. Her eyes looked into his and she smiled back.
"Thank you," he told her and she laid down beside him. The bed was a tiny twin but they made it work. "Honestly, I love winter," Bragi told her and she was kind of surprised by that.
"Why?" She asked.
"Because of all the great things you can do outside, it's a beautiful season," he smiled and looked to her.
"Oh. I hate the cold..." She wrapped her arms around herself feeling a draft. Bragi came closer to her and smiled wrapping his arms around her, pulling her into his embrace.
"I'll keep you warm," he chuckled and kissed the back of her neck. She couldn't believe how corny he was to even try that line, but she definitely saw his charm come through. She smiled and turned toward him, properly giving him her attention.
"Yeah? How?" She challenged him. He kissed her lips softly, her hands finding their way around his neck pulling him closer. It was a pretty intense kiss that it turned into. When they parted, Idunn looked into his golden eyes with affection, he did the same. "You know, they say you can warm someone up quickly."
"Is that so? How?" He asked and she sat up to get under the covers, snuggling up against chest after. He gave a lifted brow.
"Body heat," she told him and then things made sense.
"What is it that made me fall for you?" He asked and she looked at him, she then started to giggle. "What?" He asked.
"I don't know," she kissed him and he relaxed feeling her stroke his chest. He closed his eyes for a bit feeling her continue to cuddle with him. It felt nice to enjoy the company of another, it was just fine with him. He didn't need this to be any more than it was.
"Bragi?" She asked softly as she laid her head under his chin against his chest.
"Hm?" He murmured and wrapped an arm around her waist, keeping her up against him.
"Thank you," she replied and he opened his eyes.
"Thank you for what?" He asked.
"For showing me I don't have to be afraid and that there are good people," she told him and he pulled back some to look into her expression. She smiled happily at him and he smiled in return.
"Am I one of them?" He wondered.
"Yes because you care about everyone. You have a good heart," she pet his chest where it lay below. He dipped his head down to kiss her forehead. Bragi shivered as he felt a chill hit him and she could feel it while up against him. "Still cold?" She looked into his eyes and he into hers, they were falling more in love with each other.
"Just a chill," he replied.
"Well then, we can't have that. I will have to resort to something... More physical," she told him in a significantly smoother tone.
She came closer with hooded eyes as if entranced by him, their lips met. It was quite sensual between the two as they took a long sultry kiss. They were building confidence as a viable couple.
Idunn parted her lips from him and went straight to his left ear, nibbling the sensitive flesh. Bragi's eyes closed as he groaned the pleasure she was giving him. She could feel his muscles flex trying to control his reaction. "Eru..." He whispered softly between grit teeth.
"Hm? Who's Eru?" Idunn whispered into his ear with warm breath. She continued to keep nudging Bragi into more pleasure by nibbling his ear again.
"My... Deity," he told her between breaths for air, another chill went down his back but this time from her touching his ears. Idunn smiled and sat up so she straddled over him, then leaned forward so Bragi would need to lay on his back instead of his side. Their lips met again, succulently tasting each other. It felt right between them now, like they knew how this should be. By the time they had parted from this kiss, Bragi had flipped their positions. Idunn's eyes were seductive looking up into his.
'Is this it?' He thought to himself. 'Is this how it is supposed to be?'
"Are we..." He started. "Are we ready for this?" He asked of Idunn. She searched his expression before she answered him.
"We are," she traced the side of his face with her fingers. Her response exuded her sureness and he made a move to get started. He sat up to remove his tunic and she watched as his skin was exposed to her. Her hands ran down his chest, feeling the muscles laying below once again. It didn't take long for them both to strip down to their undergarments.
"If I do something you don't like, you need to tell me immediately," he told her as he unhooked her bra.
"Okay," She replied as he kissed her collarbone. "Mmmmm...." She leaned back into the pillow on the bed as he kissed her body. He watched her reaction to everything he did just to be sure she wasn't just trying to push herself through this. So far, she was thoroughly enjoying what he was doing. The real test was coming up however and that would have to be complete trust.
Bragi's fingers slid down to her waist, he hesitated looking back up to her eyes for a reaction. Idunn realized what he was doing and looked back into his eyes. "It's okay, go on..." She told him.
Bragi nodded and hooked his fingers around her panties pulling them down. She was exposed to him now and all that was left were his undergarments. He leaned back a little and took a moment to rid himself of them before leaning back over her to capture her lips with his own. It was soft, passionate and sensitive. Bragi's lips went off to the side of her neck and he mouthed it the way he knew she liked it.
"Oh Bragi..." She moaned when he found her sweet spot.
"You like it here?" He murmured against her neck and she moaned again. After a while he was starting to ache from his arousal, her lips moaning his name really was a great turn-on. "I'll take it slow," he finally told her sitting up some to reposition himself. He parted her legs and took himself in his hand to help guide him into her entry.
"Bragi," she called his name and he looked up. "Gentle," she told him and he nodded.
"As much as I can be," he told her and took a breath. He leaned forward toward her and looked into her eyes, "Look into my eyes," he told her and she did so. "Amin naa llie sí" he told her in elvish and slid himself inside. To him, he wasn't claiming her, she was claiming him. He was no longer available to any other women, she would be his only.
Idunn felt him take her. It was an odd feeling at first but then she realized how relieved she felt. The pressure was off now because she no longer had to worry about him. He gave himself to her fully and that was the trust they had instilled into each other.
"Everything okay?" Bragi asked her and she looked up to his eyes.
"Yes," she smiled and kissed his lips to keep him close. Bragi nodded and pulled out a little only to slide back in again with a slow roll of his hips. "Oh...yes," Idunn moaned into Bragi's left ear. That was very encouraging. Idunn's hands went to his face centering him on hers as he establish a smooth and steady pace. She really thought this would be uncomfortable, but it wasn't... Actually the exact opposite.
Bragi was making sure Idunn was getting the best he could provide. At no point did he want to find she was uncomfortable or feel he was lacking. Their lips met again and he could feel her hands go around his mid back to hold onto him. "Yes...., oh yes more," she told him. The elf could feel her pulling him closer, urging him to give her more.
He pulled up for a moment to reposition her, pulling her right leg over his shoulder so he could meet her request. Bragi didn't miss a beat because soon after he was rewarded with a loud moan. He smiled realizing he had found a very sensitive spot that made her give such a response. "Does it feel good love?" He asked between breaths, his pace slightly hastened.
"OH YES!!!" She cried out in pleasure, her nails digging into his skin. "So deep..." She told him in a more relaxed tone. Idunn's body seemed to know what it wanted and it wanted him. "Oh Bragi, right there....." She let him know so he could give her what she wanted.
Idunn's hands slid up to sensually stroke his sensitive ears. He groaned against her neck causing a shiver to go down both their spines. "That's... So good..." She bit her lip to keep herself from moaning out again. It was useless for her to try because of her actions of touching his ears made him step it up again. "Ohhhh..." It spilled from her lips.
By now, Bragi was at a much faster pace then when he started and was starting to lose it a bit because of her body slowly tightening around him. It was pulling him closer and closer into an ever growing pleasure that he would need to let go of soon. However, he wanted that moment to be perfect so he continued to hold off.
"Bragi, I can't... Hold on anymore..." She told him and that was a sign to him. He nodded to her words as he focused on what he needed to catch up to her level of pleasure.
"I need you to stroke my ears.... So I can come with you," he told her, his breathing elevated from his efforts. Idunn looked up and nodded understanding. Her delicate hands stroked softly and he groaned again. "A bit harder, I'm almost there..." He instructed and she realized he was trying to get to his breaking point. She could see the concentration he had to get close to his climax but not go over. "Ready?" He asked.
"Yes! Yes, yes!!! She screamed as she climaxed, lifting her hips and curling her toes. As she came he thrust quickly in and out to bring himself with her. He came hard groaning his pleasure deeply. Idunn watched his eyes screw shut in pleasure knowing he gave her everything he had. It was a beautiful moment between them.
When Bragi finally was able to get a hold of his senses, he reopened his eyes and looked down into hers. She smiled and kissed his lips as they lay together for a few moments.
"That...was amazing," she told him and he smiled. "I wish I would have known."
"The feeling is mutual," he chuckled and sat up some taking a breath. He pulled out and repositioned off to her side so she could cuddle up into his arms. He was tired, it was more than he thought he would expend on energy but it was completely worth it. He felt validated with her, he belonged to her.
"Bragi?" She whispered in his ear, his eyes had fallen shut a bit ago so he could recover a bit.
"Hm?" He murmured.
"What did you say before?" She asked and he had to think a bit, he opened his eyes and looked into her emeralds.
"When?" He asked.
"It was elvish..." She mentioned.
"Oh," He smiled and kissed her lips. "I am yours now." He could see tears form in her eyes and this alerted him a bit. "Are you okay?" She nodded quietly.
"You are so sweet and gentle," she took a breath to keep her tears from coming. "I love you."
"I love you too," he replied softly and closed his eyes again. Idunn cuddled up to him and they fell asleep for the rest of the evening.
When the pair went to breakfast the next morning, they were close to each other. Idunn held onto Bragi's arm lovingly as they walked together. Wandering eyes took notice.
"Interesting..." Thor spoke to his little brother. Thor watched as Bragi and Idunn walked toward the kitchen to order their meals together. He could see Bragi place his arm around the small of her back, his hand resting on her waist. "Hmm..."
Balder's head lifted and looked at what Thor had seen. "...You don't think they..." He looked back at Thor.
"Well...it's hard to tell but they do seem more friendly to each other," Thor watched as Bragi whispered something into Idunn's ear and then kissed the edge of it. Balder could see Thor's facial expressions while he watched the two interact with each other without having to turn around and look himself, "I think he's got a bounce his step."
Balder laughed a little, "You think so?"
"Yeah, he's acting very different with her," he cut his words short as the pair came their way.
"Hey, how's it going? May we join you?" Bragi asked the princes.
"Yes, of course," Balder turned around to look to see Bragi. Idunn set her silverware down and realized she had forgotten a cup of water to drink from.
"I'll be right back," she said and went to go retrieve it.
"Okay spill, you two seem awfully friendly today," Thor waited until Idunn was out of earshot.
Bragi didn't say anything but gave a sigh happily while watching Idunn walk away. Thor's eyes went to Balder giving him the all knowing look. The elf's eyes seemed dream-like, Idunn was on her way back now. When she got to Bragi, he pulled out her chair for her and she sat down blushing a little.
"Of course," Bragi sat down in his own chair next to her's. A servant brought their meals but Bragi didn't even touch his. He just kept looking at her with love struck eyes.
Thor cleared his throat and that seemed to instill some change in his behavior. Bragi grabbed up his fork and stabbed it through some ham, dipping it into some peanut butter. He then stuffed it into his mouth not realizing it wasn't pancakes with syrup. It didn't even phase him.
"Bragi..." Idunn said as she watched him for a moment.
"Hm?" He hummed happily.
"Are you okay? You seem a bit distracted," she asked and he looked up to her eyes. Those beautiful emeralds smiled at him.
"I'm fine," he said in a low velvet-like voice that made Idunn drop her fork. She blushed and stood up.
"Excuse me," she left quickly and the three brothers watched her go. Balder quirked an eyebrow.
"What exactly did you just do?" He asked Bragi.
"Nothing, I'm not sure why she left like that, I'll go after her and see what's going on."
As soon as Bragi turned the corner Idunn grabbed him and pulled him around a large column. "You sexy man..." she purred into his ear and began to kiss him. Bragi didn't get a chance to say a single word, but liked where this was going. Her arms wrapped around his shoulders, pulling him up against herself. He deepened the kiss and then broke off to kiss her neck. "Mmm...good boy," she encouraged him.
"We need to take this back to my apartment...too many eyes," he told her nuzzling into her neck.
"Too late..." Balder spoke up with a smile playing on his lips.
"I knew it..." Thor chuckled at the two. Idunn looked around Bragi's head to see the two princes standing across the hall snickering. Bragi could see her cheeks turn red, he thought quickly on this, turning around.
"And what of it?" The elf asked pulling Idunn next to him, wrapping an arm around her.
"Nothing...it's about time..." Thor said. "You are right though, you might want to keep this to closed doors. Mother will be all over you otherwise."
"Frigga? Why is that?" Bragi asked.
"She's a bit of a worry wart, can't have rumors going around the palace over something her son's do," Balder answered.
"Right... We will take this upstairs then," Bragi smiled grabbing up her hand. They started to make their leave when Idunn stopped and went back to the two snickering princes.
"Before you two dolts get any ideas, he's amazing..." she told them smirking making both of their smiles disappear from their faces. She then went back to Bragi so they could go upstairs. Balder looked to Thor.
"Is he seriously that good in bed?" Balder asked his older brother.
"Must be, she wouldn't have said anything about it otherwise. She's not the type to gloat unless it was true...damn," Thor replied. The brothers watched the couple walk toward the stairs to go up and Balder smiled.
"You have to admit though, he has some really persistent patience," the younger brother turned on his heel and started to walk back toward the dinning hall.
"Yeah, no kidding."