The tears rolled down her cheeks and along her arms as she strained to breath in between the sobs. “I’ve been so lonely without you…” she choked before inhaling harshly. However, Abel had other things to do, and she knew they had to be important she couldn’t help but feel the pain in her heart that he had left her. Of course, her place was with her people but her heart could belong to none other. It was a good ten minutes or so as she sobbed her heart out, letting out all her pent up emotions for her lost lover.
After she had it all out, she choked back one more sob and slowly sat up wiping her tears away before staring at the fire. “Rikka…” she whispered feeling the warmth spread over her. “ Take some of my mana…,” she whispered once more.
The words were faint but a soft. “Of course” seemed too echoed from the fire itself. Rena could feel the warm touch spread through her as she could faintly make out the form of another woman next to her. The woman beside her was similar but yet more elegant, and appealing. Her figure was more soft and fragile, that of a seductive woman, when her form was more of that of a tomboy with some curves. The woman finally held a complete form and smile gently before wrapping her arms around her.
Quietly they both hug in the silence of the night. “I miss him. “ Rena said softly, her voice still strained as to not cry again.
Rikka chuckled and hugged her tighter. “I miss him too.”
“Do you think that he’ll come back to us.”
She paused for a moment actually considering it. “I’m not sure if he will. Abel Is a man of few wants but a big dream. I feel that us alone can not sate his dream.”
Rena looked down tears filling along her eyes once more. “Will he love… another?”
Rikka smiled gently. “Just as he has loved you, he loved me. I feel as if his heart is big enough for a hundred women.”
“Then… then what are we !? Another mistress!” she snapped, tears streaming down her cheeks.
She pulled her back against her hugging Rena tighter. “No darling, Abel does love us, he loves us very much, but he can’t say no to a damsel in distress. He can’t say no to all those suffering out there. I don’t believe he made us another mistress, in fact, I think we’ll always have a special place in his heart. Even if he’s gone now and a while, I believe he’ll return eventually for us. I think his home is with us”
Rena sobbed cluitching at the fabric of Rikka’s dress desperately. “I… I don’t’ want him to find another.”
“Sometimes we don’t get what we want. Sometimes we have to realize that the best thing we can do is realize out place in life, and make that better. If you want to be the woman, he always comes home to and always wants to be around, make this kingdom something great. I’m sure he’ll visit it once he’s done and who knows, maybe he’ll take up the seat beside you.”
Rena slid down the woman, her cheek pressed along her thigh as she cried softly like a child. “I…”
“What do you want to be Rena?”
“I… I want to be the best Queen I can be, I’m just afraid, I didn’t think-“
Before she was able to finish that sentence Rikka’s finger stopped her phrase. “Shhhh. Don’t change subject, tell me what Rena wants for herself.”
“Yes, what do you want for you and you alone?”
“I want to be a good Queen, I want to be strong and be able to protect my people from here on out. I… I don’t want to let them down again, I wasn’t ready last time, and I didn’t know what anything was.” She paused once more. “I may not know anything now either but… but I’m hoping that with the new things I know now I may be able to make a difference now. I want to prove I can do this. I may be a woman, I may be a demon, but dammit, I will protect these people. They’re my people and I don’t want anything to happen to them.”
Rikka smiled at her and pet her head. “then rest, rest and conserve your strength. Realize that you’re going to have a rough journey ahead and you need to prepare. For now though, sleep, it’s been a long time since you had a good night’s sleep. I will watch over for tonight. I won’t let anything happen to our people. “She pet her softly.