Chapter 21: The Underground - Part Two
© Lady Owl
"Wait.." She finally replied, "I do.. I want to." She told him.
Neelix pulled away a little to look into her eyes, unconvinced. He felt a little guilty, perhaps she somehow felt obligated. With how guilt stricken she was over what had happened, maybe she was only in agreeance to this because she felt like she had to make it up to him somehow. That was not at all what wanted from her; it was meant for them both to relax together to relieve stress, not add more to it by placing her in an uncomfortable situation.
"I do," She said again a little more confidently, seeing that he was trying to read her sincerity, "I promise I mean that."
"It's a pretty big step to take though, so soon..." He pointed out. He was fighting with himself. On one hand it would be incredible to sink into that hot water with her. To enjoy it with her and to relax with her in his arms, but he'd never forgive himself if she would have any regrets