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Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:53 pm

John's been feeling the tug at the corners of his mind for a long time, a month at least. It's only an occasional feeling; the first few times he brushed it off as his imagination. But no: he's sure now. Somewhere close, there is a Sentinel, and he is in trouble.

The sensations he's getting, of course, are those of a Sentinel zoning. He feels that all the time, though; young Sentinels often find their way to him, and John is used to helping Sentinels in trouble. He's helped a lot of them through one thing or another, got them out of their own minds and sent them on their way to someone who can help them even more. His senses are very finely developed, even for a Guide, and all of them are pinging now, enough that he can't ignore what he knows any longer. He has to go find him.

He goes in the night, the better to avoid as much noise as he can, and he carries only a small satchel of supplies: enough food for two nights, a little cash, and a selection of objects he's found can help bring a Sentinel out of a zone when his own voice can't manage it. Better to travel light, fast, and on foot. As good as he is he's never quite been able to track these feelings from a vehicle. Besides, he realises after the sixth hour of searching - the night is well and truly dark, and if he were anyone else he'd be afraid to wander these streets alone at this hour - the Sentinel is not in the city.

It's odd, and he doesn't like it. It makes him more worried for this unknown Sentinel, whatever's brought him here. His steps grow quicker and he ignores everything except the tiny, droning feeling of the zone.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:20 pm

James has never been a stay-at-home Sentinel. He likes putting his talents to good use--true, not always for the good guys, but always to some kind of important use. He can't be expected to stay true to the government when they insist on benching him for his lack of a Guide. He's still a functioning Sentinel--and functioning far better than other non-bonded Sentinels his age.

Except, lately, they may have a point in benching him. He's been zoning in the worst situations--on the smell of gun oil, the sound of something exploding, the feel of a hand smacking into his flesh. He's not any good in covert ops if he loses his mind in the middle of a situation.

After three weeks of not even being able to get /paid/ work due to his unreliability, James retreats to a cabin in the woods that border the city and tries to get himself back under control. How had he done it for so long? How had he kept hold of his senses with all of the distractions of the world around him, and nothing to anchor him--and still functioned?

Where has his control gone? Why has he lost it now?

After three days working on his senses--stretching them out carefully into the trees, smelling pine sap and hearing birdcalls--and zoning /far/ too often, getting too lost in one sense to keep hold of the others--James is lying in his bed, despairing.

He's finally become totally useless.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:27 pm

John keeps losing the feeling, then getting hold of it again, a weird sort of limbo that throws him off. This Sentinel zones so /often/, and apparently on /everything/ - not deep zoning, the kind that lasts for days, but again and again for a half hour or an hour on anything within range of his senses. It takes him longer than it should to even find the right direction out of the city; the sun is high in the sky by the time he's made his decision and set out into the bordering forest.

It's not a bad place for a budding Sentinel, but it's a strange one. Usually they're attached to their territory, and it can be hard even for a Guide to make them leave if they're uncertain of their strength. Surely any Sentinel who zones this easily should be uncertain.

When he finds the cabin, he's almost not sure he's found the right place; he circles it a few times, deliberately making a bit of noise, wondering if he'll be noticed at all.
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Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:36 pm

James hears footsteps and a heartbeat, cracking twigs and quiet hums as someone circles the cabin. He sits up on his bed. Something about the person's scent is nagging at him--

--then it clicks.

It's a Guide.

(but he's too deeply in denial regarding his own self-competence to accept that it's /his/ Guide, he's been alone for too long, he thinks he doesn't have one, he's a genetic freak)
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:44 pm

John can feel when the Sentinel's attention locks on him, and he stands perfectly still, his hands down but visible at his sides. "I know you can hear me. Would you come out? I'd like to speak with you." He stays focused on the response from the Sentinel, whatever it may be. He doesn't think so much about his own reactions; he's always been perceptive, able to predict his Sentinels, so it's not unlikely that he should be able to tell what this one's paying attention to. He ignores the fact that he's never seen this one's face, doesn't know his name, has no reason at all to be able to perceive his emotional state or his reactions, can't in any way call him /his/.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:53 pm

James rolls off the bed with as much grace as he can muster--which isn't much, since he hasn't been able to eat anything in days, the flavours of food too much, even the flavour of /water/ too harsh and metallic on his tongue. He's wary of the Guide. Government mandated sessions with Guides have never gone well for him before; he just doesn't respond to them as well as others do. They're all such airy-fairy hippies.

Still. Almost against his will, his bare feet bring him to the front door (he can't stand shoes, or clothing other than light fabrics at the moment, so he looks rather like an airy fairy hippie himself). After a moment's hesitation, he pulls open the door, and looks for the Guide.
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Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:05 pm

John feels rather than sees the Sentinel's curiosity, and his hesitation as well. He steps around to the front of the house, still a little way away from the door - he doesn't want the Sentinel to feel threatened.

He's surprised by what he sees. He'd never have expected a Sentinel of this age to be as chaotic and easily lost as his zoning would indicate. This man is at least his own age, if not a little older. He's never met a Sentinel like that. The occasional Guide, yes, but Sentinels - it's a wonder this one hasn't killed himself yet. Though it looks like he may be on his way there.

"Hello. I'm John. I'm a Guide - you may have noticed," he says. He keeps his tones calm, giving the Sentinel cues to pick up on. "I try to keep track of the Sentinels around the area, but I'm afraid I must have missed you. What's your name?"
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:09 pm

"James," he says, and this time it really was against his will--he never gives out his real name. "This isn't my territory. That may be why we haven't met. I was simply passing through, when I decided to stop here for several days. I apologise if I disturbed you," he adds stiffly. Clearly this Guide must have come here in response to James' zoning. He didn't expect that.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:20 pm

John nods. "This isn't anyone's territory, really. Well, it's mine, a little, perhaps. Rarely does anyone come to stay, though. Generally they come to seek me out for a little while." He takes in James's state a little more, with his rational mind as well as his empathy. Clothing light as a feather, though it's not warm, no shoes, unbrushed and unwashed hair, untrimmed beard, skin grey and cheeks sunken. It's lucky he didn't leave this trip any longer, he thinks, and curses himself for not having come sooner. "Is that what you're here for? Looking for a little guidance?"
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:23 pm

"I don't need a Guide," James says, not /quite/ rudely but certainly on the way there. "I simply need to readjust my control over my senses. I believe something has been adversely affecting me. Usually I'm quite functional." He cuts himself off before he blabs out all his problems to this Guide--to John. the next thing he knows, he'll be telling him all about his job and his work. Idiot, James. Idiot.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:28 pm

John shifts slightly, taking a half-step forward. "What's been affecting you, do you know? It's impressive that you were able to get here at all. You must have very fine control." Most times, perhaps, but not now. Right now, James is worse off than a newly minted teenage Sentinel. It /is/ impressive, but in a way that makes John ache at the thought of how hard it must have been for him.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:30 pm

"I do," James says. He doesn't step back at John's step forward, which surprises him. He--doesn't want to pull away from John, like he usually does with Guides. "My control is unparalleled," he boasts. "No unbonded Sentinel has reached my age without going utterly insane."

Of course, he's fairly sure he's at the end of his rope and he'll be ending up in the psych ward within the week. Especially now this Guide is here. Surely the Guide'll have him committed if James doesn't prove himself to be able to handle it. The reason James came out here into the woods was so that no one would see him deteriorating.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:42 pm

"I'm aware," John says. "You're how old? Forty? Forty-five? I've never met an unbonded Sentinel over thirty before. And rarely one that age who could carry on a whole conversation without zoning." He takes another step forward. He wonders if the Sentinel will fight him if he tries to come into the house. As weak and ill as James looks, John might be able to get in anyway.

He has no malicious motives. He just wants to sit James down, take his hand, and let him relax away from everything that's pounding on his senses. He can feel James's stress, though he can't hear or see the things James does. That kind of constant worry wears on a person. Much more if they don't have someone to support them.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:47 pm

James opens his mouth to admit that he's latched on to John's heartbeat and his eyes--with sight and hearing stimulated, he can't zone on the musical quality of John's voice. Then he swallows the admission. Terrible. How on earth did he nearly say those things? "I'm thirty-nine, thank you," he snaps--he probably looks older from the lack of care he's taken of himself in the past few days. ...weeks. "What are you doing?"
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:53 pm

John's eyebrow shoots up, but he tries not to give any other indications of his surprise. "Things have been difficult for you for a long time, haven't they? I specialize in helping unbonded Sentinels. I can help, if you'll let me." He meets James's eyes, trying to project calm competence. He doesn't want to let any Sentinel suffer, if he can help it. But this one - this one is special, if only because he's survived this long without anyone at all to rely on. (If only because all John's senses are crying out not to let this one get away.)
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:56 pm

"I don't need a Guide," James says, and he tries to sound firm. But it comes out sounding much smaller and more uncertain than he'd like, because this Guide--/John/, his name is John--smells... damn it, he smells like home. Or like how James has imagined home to smell, since he's never settled anywhere long enough to properly claim territory, let alone have a home. He tries again, and he may be more trying to convince himself than John, now. "I don't need your help."
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:02 pm

"When was the last time you changed your clothes? Had dinner? Even had a drink of water?" John tries to keep his voice calm, but some of his anxiety slips through, making the questions more pointed. "You need someone. If nothing else, a friend. I can be that for you." He's become very good at it, over the years.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:10 pm

"I don't need--" James cuts himself off as his rationality points out that yes, he does need food and water sometime soon if he intends to stay well, and a Guide might help him keep those things down. "I don't have friends," he finally says, shortly. "And I don't work well with Guides. I haven't, in the past," he corrects himself. "How do you propose to help me, in any case? You say you specialise in helping unbonded Sentinels. Why are you not with your own Sentinel?" And that /is/ rude, he knows, but he's quickly losing his determination to keep John out.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:13 pm

"I have no Sentinel. Unbonded Guides happen too, you know," John says, with a slight smile and shrug. Of course that would come up; he can tell when a Sentinel is bonded, but James doesn't know his scent. Perhaps knowing he's unbonded will help James a little. "Will you let me at least come in? I promise I can work well enough for the both of us."
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:18 pm

James' fingers tighten around the door--he's holding onto it for support, now, for an extra anchor--the rough grain of the wood keeping him grounded against John's entire presence. An unbonded Guide. Oh, yes, this will go /splendidly/.

He sighs. "You don't know what you're asking. You'll storm out of here in a huff in an hour, or less."
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:56 am

"An hour is enough time to make sure you're fed," John says firmly. "And I can always come back. Let me in, James." He takes another step forward; he hasn't missed James's sudden spike of tension. He has no idea why James is nervous. He must be the most nonthreatening Guide in existence: no Sentinel to worry about overstepping, and little chance that he'll bond.
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 am

"Why do you /care/?" James asks, suspicious even as his grip on the door-frame loosens and he prepares to step aside. It would be good to have someone get food that won't overpower his sense of taste; James usually likes things full of flavour, so he's having trouble with finding bland things, especially. "What's in this for you?"
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Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:00 am

John keeps coming forward, as James prepares to move aside for him. By now he's very close to the Sentinel, close enough for one of them to reach out and touch the other, were they so inclined. "I may not have a Sentinel, but I am still a Guide. I don't like seeing anyone... coming apart like this. Especially you - someone like you." He's as surprised as anyone that those words came out of his mouth in that order.
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:11 am

James catches it--he's a secret agent, he's trained to catch slips like that. "Especially me?" He may have let go of the doorframe, but he doesn't move out of the doorway. John is going to have to squeeze past him. And James is looking forward to that, for some reason.

Maybe he's been away from other humans for too long. /Honestly/.
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Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:19 am

John eyes the tiny space between James and the doorframe, and sighs. Territorial, of course he is. "You've come far enough that I'd hate to see you lose yourself," he dissembles. "Will you let me in?" He knows he shouldn't touch James, or get closer to him than he already is - in fact he's likely already too close. An unstable Sentinel is unpredictable, and he has no idea if James will slip into a zone that John can't bring him out of. He might get lost in John's scent, or the touch of his skin, and if he zones on John then John will have a difficult time distracting him. The idea is tinged slightly with bitterness. He's seen Guides bring their Sentinels back to reality with nothing more than a touch, or a whispered word. But those pairs, of course, were bonded.
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:22 am

"You can come in," James says, shifting back--very slightly. John's heartbeat is thundering loudly in his ears.
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Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:31 am

"Thank you."John watches James very carefully as he steps through the doorway. He tries to avoid it, but he can't help the slight brush of his shoulder against James's, nor, when it happens, the slight shock that passes through him, and the urge to stop still and let James touch and see and smell to his heart's content.

He doesn't like that. It's just loneliness and desperation from the both of them, left out without a pair-bond for so long. He hopes he hasn't let it show, but any Sentinel worth his salt - and John is sure James is worth a great deal more than that - would be able to pick up on the skip in his heartbeat and the tension in his spine.
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:37 am

James picks up on more than that--the way that John's body tilts just so towards him, the strengthening of the scent of unbonded Guide intended to reel in an unbonded Sentinel, the tiny inhalation of breath when John's shoulder touches his. If it had been skin-to-skin contact, James doesn't know what would have happened.

As it is, he over-reacts. He stumbles back and falls flat on his ass in the entryway to the small cabin. Thousands of splinters, invisible to the naked eye, dig into James' palms. The last thing James sees before he zones is the concerned blue of John's eyes rushing up like the ocean to engulf him.

(...just a guess there at John's eyes being blue.)
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Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:23 pm

John can't react fast enough to catch James, but the second James hits the ground, John's kneeling at his side, checking him over. The zone is stronger than he's ever felt, hitting him like needles in the back of his brain. "James! James, wake up." He must have been worse off than John thought. No Sentinel should have been caught off guard like that. "James, I need you to remember the rest of your senses." What is James zoning on? He'll be better able to help if he figures that out. He takes James's hand, stroking his wrist gently, an act as comforting to him as it's meant to be to James. "Can you hear my voice? See my face?"
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:33 pm

John's voice slices through the haze of James' zone like no one's voice ever has before. Frantic and beautiful, rising and falling like the rhythm of his heartbeat--a heartbeat James can feel through the stroke of John's fingers on his wrist, steady and hot, John's skin pulsing against James' own.

He fights back the primal instinct, the need to knock his Guide to the ground and protect him from the danger that caused his heart-rate to spike like that. Instead, he latches onto John's hands, gripping him tightly, as his eyes fly open. The world tips crazily, the dizziness of adrenaline making him sick. James growls, his nails digging into John's skin.

In the thick blue daze of the zone, James had known it, clear as anything.

John is his Guide.

But now he fights doggedly for the rest of his logical brain to stomp down the hormonal, instinctual animal that is the Sentinel's natural state. He must have been mistaken, he /must have/, James /has/ no Guide, he's never had a Guide and he's quite sure he never /will/ have a Guide. He doesn't need a Guide. He's perfectly fine on his own, and--/god/, John just smells so /good/.

His thoughts derail entirely as he pushes forward, burying his face in the crook between John's neck and shoulder.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by freosan on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:38 pm

John doesn't have any idea what to do so instinct takes over. He wraps his arms around James's shoulders and tilts his head back, submitting without conscious thought to the embrace of his Sentinel.

His. Not his. Can't be his. But John brought him back. He takes a deep breath, inhaling James's scent. He knows what's happening, intellectually - pheromones being given off, dopamine being released, neurons rewiring themselves into the strange topology found only in Guides and Sentinels. On a more emotional level, though, he doesn't know what's going on. He thought James wanted to be alone. He was /sure/ he was never going to find a Sentinel. "James, do you know what you're doing?" He meant to be firm, but his voice comes out more of a shaky whisper.
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Re: [Sentinel] John and James

Post by nocturnalie on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:15 pm

John's head falls back, and James' growl softens into a pleased rumble. He runs his nose along up the curve of John's neck, inhaling his scent so deep it makes him dizzy from breathing in too much. His Guide smells clean, like unaromatic soap and fresh clothes. James detects the lingering, very faded scents of other unbonded Sentinels, but there are none nearby when he casts the wide, practised net of his hearing.

Good. No one will interrupt them. No one will interrupt James, as he slides his hand up into his Guide's curls and grips there, holds his head still, so he can scent all he needs--all they /both/ need.

His Guide's voice sounds in his ears, and James pays strict attention. "Mine," is what he manages to say in response, and that's quite the effort. He needs to get that wobble out of his Guide's voice. He needs to reassure John that he can protect him from whatever is making him so worried. James has this under control, the whole situation, the whole environment. James is top dog here. John is safe.

Somewhere deep inside he's trying to force himself to stop and slow down and /think/ about what he's doing. But he's been repressing what he feels for so long, that it's like some kind of dam has burst. All he can do is ride the wave.
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Post by freosan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:46 pm

John is tense when James slides rough fingers into his hair; nervous when James opens his mouth, inhaling him, scenting him. Imprinting on him. This can't be, John won't believe it. He was never meant to have a Sentinel, not someone of his own, it's too unfair to hand him this /now/, when he's already given up and can't just be happy.

But it's not as if he can stop what's happening. James is breathing easily, he's no longer zoning, and every bit of that preternaturally intense attention is focused on John. John would have to be a crueler man than he is to take this away from him. And more foolhardy. And.../Oh/.

/Mine/. Of course. So simple.

As much as he longed for this in his youth, he never realised it would be so /simple/. And so overpowering.

He takes a deep breath, and relaxes completely, dragging both of them down onto the floor, the better to let James surround him. /His/ Sentinel is weak and tired, but John knows he won't stop until he's thoroughly satisfied himself of John's presence. "Yes," he says.
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Post by nocturnalie on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:56 pm

James relaxes as soon as John agrees. His Guide has accepted him, and James is /pleased/. He would've done anything to get John to accept him, anything to finally have his Guide in his arms, but now he doesn't have to. John is his, and they both know it. He combs his fingers through John's hair, petting him--praising him. This is right. Finally, /finally/ something in James' life feels /right/.

He hums his approval and takes another deep breath of John's scent. Mm. He smells fantastic.
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Post by freosan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:30 pm

John may as well be zoning himself, as little attention as he's paying to anything besides James's touch. He's fairly sure he's talking, but he could be wrong. "How did you know to come here? Why couldn't I find you before? It's like I've been homesick my entire life and I never even realised until now." He lets himself be petted and stroked - learned and understood - moving with James's hands. "Is it like this for everyone, do you think? We've been missing each other so long."
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Post by nocturnalie on Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:43 pm

James wants to answer all of John's questions, but his throat is so tight it's hard for him to form words. How has he gone almost forty years without this? However he managed it, he doesn't have to anymore. His hand tightens in John's hair; his other hand snakes down to catch John's hands and pin him down.

He can see John. He can hear him, his voice music in James' ears. He can smell him, and he can feel him, James stretched out all over him. But he has no reference for taste, yet, and he's about to. He just needs to pick the best spot.

"Too long," he says.
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Post by freosan on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:35 pm

John feels a thrill go through him when James pins his hands. He's completely at James's mercy, now - it's a position he's long tried to avoid, with other Sentinels. But James... James is /his/, and John can trust him. Does trust him. Completely, though they've only met moments before. Mental rewiring again, that's all, but it feels so good John doesn't care. He lets his head fall back into James's hand and sighs, closing his eyes. "Far, far too long."

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Post by nocturnalie on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:49 pm

John's head falls back. James digs his fingernails in, scratching through John's curls, pleased. Then he bends his head and licks a long line up the side of John's neck he /hasn't/ been nuzzling--needing an unadulterated taste of John's smooth skin. Then he repeats the lick on the other side, and he can taste himself, faintly.
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Post by freosan on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:29 pm

Five out of five senses, fully imprinted, John's Guide training mutters from somewhere in the back of his mind. He groans, twisting to get closer to James. It's lucky their instincts are so strong. It's like twenty years of self-control and discipline have just fallen away from him, leaving him open and vulnerable and, mostly, desperate.
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Post by nocturnalie on Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:10 pm

John writhes underneath him, and James growls in appreciation. He needs to make John smell and taste like him even more than faintly, he needs to claim him and make sure no other Sentinels come near John for a good, /long/ while. And if they do come near, they'll know that John belongs to James.

James starts to unbutton John's shirt--but he quickly gets frustrated, and starts to tear at it, popping the buttons off.
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Post by freosan on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:32 pm

John likes this shirt, but he's too distracted to protest. James's growl sends shivers down his spine. John knows what James is doing: proving that John is his own. He'll never have to search for his other half again, never have to pretend to be happy when he finds someone a different Guide and they leave him, never have to be /alone/. He twists his head to kiss the side of James's neck, and says it. "You'll never be alone again."
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Post by nocturnalie on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:52 pm

Something about that sinks into James' brain and part of him rebels: he likes being alone, he's always liked it, he's always held out against Guides. He's never needed anyone. But the rest of him--god, for the first time in his life, he can actually feel something like /warmth/.

He yanks John's shirt off and scratches his nails down John's chest, watching the red spring up--then quickly chases the welts with his tongue.

Marking his territory.
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Post by freosan on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:10 pm

John jumps, or rather writhes, a small noise escaping his mouth. "Some warning, please, James," he pants, and then sighs as James erases the slight pain with his soft, warm tongue. James can't want to hurt him, can he? John hopes not. Because he knows with certainty that he would let him.
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Post by nocturnalie on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:27 pm

James doesn't want to hurt John so much as he wants to make him writhe, make sure he knows--and everyone else knows--that John belongs to him. But James has never been exactly vanilla in the bedroom. What he likes he might not consider hurting.

He chases the fading welts up to John's chest, then bites at John's nipple--only lightly, at first. Warning? Where's the fun in that?
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Post by freosan on Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:58 pm

John's hands slide up James's arms, resting on his shoulders. The more touching, the better, he remembers - and it just feels right, holding James to him. "All right. Warned," he says, closing his eyes again. This time it's a conscious decision, putting his trust in James.
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