"Kenzi," Bo yelled as soon as they entered her place.
"Geez, bring it down a notch succubus. Got a serious headache going on here," Tamsin said falling down onto the couch.
"It's just I haven't been able to find her, Hale or Trick. When I went back to the Dal it was cleared out and locked up. This day just keeps getting worse and worse," Bo said going into the kitchen.
"Not to mention your girlfriend might be chopping up your ex as we speak," Tamsin said with a smirk.
"Well I'm glad you find my misery so humorous," Bo replied putting down a cup of coffee on the table in front of her. "Drink up, I need you at least half way sober."
Tamsin took a sip of the coffee and almost spit it out. "Fuck, you could have at least put some sugar or cream. It's like drinking battery acid."
"Oh I'm sorry, the big bad Valkyrie can't handle bitter coffee? Let me sweeten that for you," Bo said reaching for the cup.
"Whatever bitch," Tamsin said guzzling down the foul drink. She slammed the coffee cup on the table and sat back. "Okay, you got me here. I'm sobered up, what do you want to ask me?"
Bo took off her jacket and threw it on a chair in the kitchen. Tamsin couldn't help but admire the succubus's body. She had on a dark blue t-shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Her jeans were gray and tight and ended inside of calf high black boots. Bo removed her thigh knife and a few other items attached to her body. Tamsin chuckled to herself at the hidden arsenal that appeared from seemingly nowhere.
"What's so funny?" Bo said finally settling down beside her.
"I don't know, I'm just feeling a little delirious. The alcohol is making me giddy," Tamsin said as she removed her jacket and placed it on the arm of the couch. She turned back around and could have sworn she caught Bo looking at her chest but the succubus was very good at hiding her glances. Tricky one, Tamsin thought to herself.
The smile that had been playing across the Valkyrie's face dropped when Bo pulled a plastic baggie from her pocket. It contained the vial and other items Tamsin had been collecting on Bo.
"Start talking," Bo said sitting back.
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, Tamsin heard this phrase on repeat in her head as she tried to come up with some way to explain what she had been doing. She rubbed her hands together and looked up at Bo. The succubus looked like she was going to cry. Was it possible that she was actually hurt? Tamsin hadn't expected a show of emotion from her.
"I...I'm sorry Isabeau," Tamsin said putting her head in her hands. "Everything is so fucked up right now."
"Sorry? That doesn't mean anything Tamsin when I don't even know what you did wrong. Tell me what's going on. We let you in, I let you in. Started to trust you, I thought the feeling was mutual. I guess I was wrong."
"No, you don't understand. I couldn't do it. I'm a bounty hunter, I lied when I said I stopped. My boss wanted me to bring you to him. This vial, "Tamsin said lifting it from the table," was meant to bind you in some way. I don't know how but please understand things are different. I would never want to hurt you, ever. You're..." Tamsin stopped. Her heart was beating fast and she felt light headed. What was she going to say, you're the best thing that's ever happened to me and oh by the way I think I might be falling in love with you.
"You're what? Damn it, I can't take this. You act like you hate me then it seems like you don't. I have no idea what was going on this morning in my bathroom. Now I find this stuff and you're telling me someone hired you to do God knows what to me. I just, I..."
Bo threw her hands up in a show of frustration. Tamsin felt like her heart was breaking as tears began falling down Bo's face.
"Oh God don't do that. I'm so not worth it," Tamsin said wiping the tears away.
"It's not just you, it's everything. I feel like my world is spinning out of control. Too many people I care about are in danger and I can't help but feel like it's because of me," Bo said gripping onto Tamsin's hands.
"Bo we live in a fucked up world, that isn't your fault. How you respond to it is all you have to be concerned with. You're going to help your friends, it's what you do. And despite all of this,"Tamsin said pointing towards the table," I'm going to be there with you."
Bo sniffled a bit and then sat up. She removed Tamsin's hands from her face and held them for a moment. She started to massage them with her own and Tamsin felt a stirring inside of her. Bo might as well have been massaging her naked body for all the reaction she was having.
"I thought your hands would be rough from all that boxing but they're not. They're so soft..." Bo said raising Tamsin's left hand to her cheek. She laid into it and it took everything Tamsin had not to pull her in and kiss her. But she sensed that wasn't what Bo needed right now. After a few moments Bo released her and got up from the couch.
"It's late so you can sleep here. On the couch or Kenzi's bed. I'm gonna leave that with you," she said pointing to the table. "I trust you to do the right thing."
Tamsin watched Bo walk to her bedroom and laid back onto the couch. What was right? Doing the job she was paid to do, required to do or allowing her feelings to make the decision? Feelings had never been her thing and in her line of work it made life alot easier to leave them out things. But somehow Bo had managed to smash any notions she had of getting in and completing her task unscathed.
"Get off me, get off," Tamsin yelled as she jerked awake out of her sleep.
She gulped in air as her heart began to slow down. Her dreams were usually much more pleasant but this one had really scared her. She had been dreaming of battle, soldiers and death. Normally this would have made her feel good as it reminded her of life during her prime years. But in this dream she had been a soldier and she had to watch as a fellow Valkyrie named Roma brought down an entire platoon, Tamsin included.
"Shit, I have to get out of here," she said jumping up from the couch.
The house was eerily quiet so she moved as lightly as she could. The last thing she wanted was Bo waking up and trying to get her to stay. That dream meant something and she needed to figure things out. Tamsin grabbed her phone and the plastic bag with the vial and put them in her jacket pocket. She quietly put on her shoes and began tip toeing towards the door. As she went to put on her jacket she felt a presence behind her. Before she could react her body was slammed against the nearest wall, her jacket dropping to the floor.
"Where do you think you're going Valkyrie?"
"Bo, what the hell. Let go of me," Tamsin said trying to get her arms out of Bo's vice grip.
"Is that what you really want Tamsin?" Bo said leaning into her ear. "Because I don't think it is."
Bo let go of Tamsin's arms but still held her against the wall. The air in the room was thick with all the things that neither of them would say to each other. Tamsin felt as out of breath as she had waking up from her dream.
"Bo, I have to go. Please."
"I'll let you go," Bo said sliding her hands to the front of Tamsin's body. "After you tell me what you wanted to say earlier." Bo's hands slid to the top of Tamsin's shirt cupping her breasts. Then ever so slowly they slid down her stomach.
"Oh God, what are you doing?" Tamsin said, her voice cracking.
"I'm giving you what you want, what you..." Bo's hands began unbuttoning Tamsin's pants, "need. I know you dream about me, desire me." Bo's right hand slid down caressing the area right below the top of her pants. "Now I want to feel how much. "
Bo slid her hand lower and two of her fingers entered Tamsin who was wet from the moment Bo slammed her body against the wall.
"Naughty girl, you flatter me," Bo said beginning to massage Tamsin's clit. "What were you going to say to me earlier?"
"I can't say it, I can't... please don't stop," Tamsin said placing her hand over Bo's pressing her closer to her body.
"Tell me," Bo said kissing her way up Tamsin's neck.
Tamsin could feel the orgasm mounting but she didn't want to say it, couldn't say it.
"Tell me damn it."
They began to move in unison, Bo's warm body pressed as close as possible to Tamsin. For her part Tamsin felt like her body was on fire and she longed to taste Bo's lips. She let go of Bo's hand and spun around. Face to face they stared into each other's eyes. Bo's had turned that effervescent blue that Tamsin loved, it meant the succubus was enjoying herself. Tamsin wrapped her hands into Bo's soft brown hair and pulled her towards her. Their lips met in a greedy kiss, all tongue and wetness. Tamsin felt like she was being devoured and she had never wanted it more in her life.
Bo's hand found its way back into Tamsin's pants and began stroking her pearl again, this time with more vigor.
"What were you going to say Tamsin. Tell me, I know you want to," Bo said nibbling on her ear. "Now."
"I, I ...I think I love you," Tamsin screamed as an orgasmic wave washed over her.
Her body convulsed with spasms and she felt herself drop from the sheer weight of her confession and her body's release. Bo held onto her as they both slid down to the floor. Tamsin began to sob. She felt like a weight had been lifted.
"Shhh, it's okay. I knew all along, I just wanted to hear you say it," Bo said cradling her. "I love you too."
"You do?" Tamsin said raising herself up and looking into Bo's eyes.
"Yes of course. Now wake up and drink some coffee."
"Wait, what are you talking about?"
"Coffee, wake up," Bo said beginning to shake her.
Tamsin jumped up as she realized she had still been inside of a dream. She looked down and found herself back on the couch, the morning sun shining through the slates in the house. Bo was standing over her, her hand resting on Tamsin's arm.
"You're a really heavy sleeper. I've been trying to wake you for like 5 minutes. I made coffee, put some sugar and cream in it this time," Bo said gesturing to the table. She bounced back into the kitchen, her kimono swaying.
Christ, what a mind fuck, Tamsin thought to herself. A dream within a dream. That was trippy even for her.
"There's some bagels here too. I'm going to go get dressed. Do you need to go to Lauren's to change?"Bo said stopping by the stairs to her bedroom.
"Nope, I live in my truck remember?. I'll just grab something from there and clean up here."
"Ok cool, see you in a bit," Bo said bounding up the steps.
Tamsin got up to go to her truck and a blush crept up her face. The sheet she had slept under was soaked with sweat and without even investigating she could feel how wet she was. The ache between her legs was also a good indication of just how real the dream had felt.
"This isn't me," Tamsin said snatching up the plastic bag on the table. "I'm not going out like some succubitch's whimpering sex slave."
Tamsin snatched up her belongings and went to get her change of clothes. She would help Bo free her friends but then she was going to fulfill her mission for her employer. If there was one thing she still had despite her age it was pride.