"Ahhh..." Ruin paused in his doorway, leaning against the frame. This is not going the way I expected...
After the episode in the chapel, Aesa had dragged him back to her cell -- explaining along the way that she wasn't done with him yet. They'd paused to grab some food from the kitchens, and then Ruin had found out that no, she really wasn't done with him. Not for some hours yet.
The half-elf priestess had been sound asleep when Ruin finally forced himself to get up, dress, and make his way back. With any luck, he might be able to trance until his friends were ready to leave with the cart in the morning. Only... someone was in his bed. Or at least, someone was in this bed, which he was pretty sure was the one that had been assigned to him.
Anica sat up, rubbing her eyes, and asked: "Ruin?"
She was human, and a paladin; she couldn't see in the dark like he could, but clearly opening the door had been enough to wake her. "Yes, it's me. All is well. Go back to sleep."
She cast the blankets aside and stood up, then put her hand on the wall and felt her way forward. "Not what I'm here for."
He touched her arm, drew her into an embrace. "You're exhausted. Sleep."
She shook her head, then brought a hand up to his cheek and leaned down to kiss him. "No, this is my last chance before you leave in the morning. That's why I was waiting here."
Ruin looked up at the ceiling. Really, Amun?
The steady drumming of the rain outside the window was broken by an extended flash of lightning, followed by a rumble of thunder that sounded, once again, like laughter.
Son of a bitch, Ruin thought, half awed and half annoyed, and guided Anica back to the bed. "Here. Sit. It's fine. I'm glad to see you again." That part was both untrue and very true. "You're sure you don't just want to sleep?"
"Slept already," she said. "I'm sure."
"Well then," he said, and drew off his shirt; he didn't need to do the same for her, since she was already naked.
She reached over, pressed her lips to his neck. "Glad we're not enemies," she murmured, as she kissed her way up towards his ear.
"I, as well," admitted Ruin, and ran his fingers through her hair. "I find I rather like it here."
She drew back for a brief moment. "I don't suppose you'd consider staying?"
Ruin shook his head, though Anica wouldn't be able to see that in the dark. "No... but I'd consider coming back, if our peoples ever stop fighting."
Anica chuckled, and he smiled. "Then that will have to do," she said, and reached for him again.