Manu shut the bedroom door behind him as quietly as he could then tiptoed across the room. He stopped at the edge of the bed to stare down at his anamchara. Azizi had one hand curled under his cheek and a small smile on his lips as if he was having a good dream.
Manu drew in a shaky breath when he saw the moonlight shining on Azizki's slick chest. He'd been doing his best to give Azizki the room he needed to come to terms with their mating.
He had kept his distance, only claiming a kiss when his desperation became too much. He never took it farther than that. Manu wasn't stupid. He knew from Azizi's reactions to him, and his surprise at those reactions, that Azizi wasn't very experienced.
That knowledge made it even harder to stay away from Azizi. The need to claim his anamchara again was overwhelming. And it was getting harder to fight with every passing second.
Manu's eyes shot up to Azizi's face. He smiled as he climbed up onto the bed and cuddled up to Azizi's back. "You should be sleeping, anamchara."
"Where did you go?"
Manu swallowed hard, his eyes darting away from Azizi's inquisitive ones. "I was just out for a walk."
"You need to be careful when you go out, Manu. I saw some sort of cat outside earlier."
"Oh, I'm always careful, anamchara."
"Just—" Azizi frowned. "Just be careful. The cat didn't seem to be too dangerous but he's still a wild cat. I'd hate for anything to happen to you."
Manu leaned forward and dropped a small kiss on Azizi's neck. "I promise, anamchara, I am very careful. The cat won't hurt me." Manu leaned in for another small kiss, then another, each one getting longer and longer until he didn't remove his lips at all. Kissing Azizi's skin felt too damn good. He tasted like heaven.
"Mmm, that feels good," Azizi whispered, arching his head back and to the side to expose more of his throat.
"Yeah?" Manu whispered. "You like that, anamchara?"
"Yesss," Azizi hissed. "Want more."
"Then you shall have more, anamchara."
Manu scooted closer to Azizi. He felt a rumble in his chest when his hard cock brushed against Azizi's pert little ass and realized he was purring. Fuck! Being a cat shifter wasn't always the best thing.
Manu paused for a moment to see what Azizi's reaction would be to the sound but Azizi didn't even seem to hear it. He was moaning and pushing his ass back against Manu's cock.
"You have the softest skin," Manu whispered as he stroked his hand down Azizi's side. His breath caught in his throat when he reached the curve of Azizi's ass and the man pulled his leg up to his chest. Manu's fingers slid right down between Azizi's ass cheeks.
Manu quickly moved his hand away from Azizi's ass and back up to his chest. As much as he wanted to sink into his silky depths, he wanted his anamchara mindless with passion first.
Manu moved his hand up under Azizi's chin and cupped his jaw, tilting his head back. He swirled his tongue over Azizi's sweet tasting skin, remembering how good it felt to sink his fangs into his anamchara's throat and claim him. It had been a moment he would never forget.
"I want to claim you again, Azizi," Manu whispered against Azizi's hot skin. "Will you let me? Will you be mine?"
Azizi inhaled sharply. "Yes."
Manu squeezed his eyes shut for a moment as Azizi's words washed over him. He had searched for his anamchara for so long and to be holding him now in his arms, Manu was starting to wonder if he would ever see the day. And yet, here it was.
"I will care for you always, Azizi," Manu whispered. "I will provide for you, love you, and keep you safe from all harm. I will give my life for you, my anamchara. I swear it on my life's blood."
Azizi stilled then glanced over his shoulder. His perfect little blond eyebrows were drawn together in a deep frown of confusion. "Manu?"
Manu knew Azizi had no idea of the pledge he had just given, the same one he had given the night he first claimed Azizi. He would explain it in time, but not now. Right now, he just wanted to claim his anamchara.
"Ssshh, anamchara," Manu whispered softly as he leaned forward and claimed Azizi's plush lips. Azizi groaned and leaned into the kiss as best as he could from his position.
Kissing Azizi was just as good as licking his skin. Touching him was even better. The soft little moans of delight that fell from Azizi's lips went right to Manu's cock, making him harder than steel. He felt like he could fuck a brick wall.
Manu stroked his hand over Azizi's smooth chest as he kissed him. His heart tripped when he felt Azizi's nipples pebble under the palms of his hand. He twirled his fingers around one nipple, stroking the sensitive flesh until Azizi was shuddering in his arms.
"Do you like that, anamchara?" Manu asked as he tugged on a nipple with his fingers. Azizi's only answer was a slow moan as he arched toward Manu's fingers. Manu chuckled lightly and switched from one nipple to the other, giving it the same treatment. "I guess you do."
"Manu, please," Azizi cried out.
Manu moved his hand away from Azizi's nipples and stroked it down the man's flat stomach to his abdomen. When his fingers reached smooth skin instead of curly hair, Manu felt his hard cock jerk.
"Oh christ, you shaved."
Azizi giggled. "Noticed that, did you?"
Man thought he was going to come before he even had a chance to get at Azizi's ass. He leaned back until he could grab the bottle of lube off his dresser than scooted down Azizi's body. He so had to taste Azizi's smooth skin.
Flipping the covers back from Azizi's body, he rolled the man onto his back and settled between his legs. "Oh, anamchara," he whispered when his eyes saw the silky smooth skin of Azizi's groin. "You are so perfect for me."