Ari has completed the enchantment of a very nice sword for his client. After some cooing over him being cute about a boy and some distress about him being cute about a vampire, Sally taught him the window enchantment (it's actually quite simple, you just jargon jargon wizardry words that don't make sense) and sent him on his merry way. The sun has finally set, and he's strolling past the Magic Box deliberating over whether to go in and see if they'd like some shiny rocks.
Ari lets out a deep moan. "Oh my- I think, you know, I think you could do a bit more of that. My blood- oh my god- my blood comes back quickly. D-demon thing. Oh."
"Maybe I'll try to figure out how the 'nice' version works," he suggests. And licks the bite again, because Ari makes such fantastic noises when he does that.
"Fuck, yes, ple-ease. Please do that."
After some consideration (and licking), he decides on the second thing. And shifts his face and drags his mouth a little lower on Ari's neck and bites him again. Mmmmmm.
Right, yes, he's supposed to be experimenting here, how the hell does he make it 'nice', what does that even mean, hmm, what if he just... yeah, that, that feels right. Like drinking love.
Ari wasn't complaining. Now, he doesn't think he could if he wanted. It's- blinding. There's so much, he's drowning in an ocean of yes, please. It's so good, he goes off in two seconds and it just keeps happening.
It is very unlikely that he's going to be able to say when to stop.
But it can't keep going forever. Mark loves Ari. He doesn't want to kill him.
He's taken about half what he did the first time when he makes himself stop.
Ari shudders. Well, he's been shuddering more or less constantly for the duration of the biting, but- he shudders more, and then stops doing so.
He opens his mouth to speak, then decides it would be better to kiss Mark with it. Much better. So much better.
He is very sticky now. He'd clean himself up, but he doesn't actually mind.
Mmm, kisses. Lovely lovely kisses. Mark snuggles up to Ari and kisses him extensively. (And tries very very hard to be good about not touching the bite even though it's right there and still bleeding and he really wants to.)
Halfway through kissing Mark, Ari latches onto him and falls asleep instead. That was a lot.
He actually catches himself almost dozing off once or twice, while Ari sleeps. That's surprising. But even if sleeping near Ari is inexplicably possible, if Mark starts sleeping on a human schedule he'll just be awake and bored all day...
Ari giggles and squirms in his sleep at the licking. Licking is delightful!
God, he's adorable. He is the cutest fucking person alive or otherwise. Mark loves him so much.
Ari loves him very much as well! He expresses this through sleepy clinging.
His sleepy clinging is also adorable.
He will do more of it, then. (He was already going to do more of it. Cuddling is his way.)
About two hours in, contemplating his delightful qualities turns into crying on him. Mark isn't even sure he knows why. He's not exactly unhappy about loving Ari so much. It's just - the scope and depth of his emotions are totally beyond his understanding or control. And even though it is blatantly obvious in innumerable ways, it doesn't make sense that Ari loves him back. Things that nice don't happen to Mark. Somewhere in the back of his mind he expects someone to show up and drag him away and start doing awful things to him with a shock-stick. Okay, maybe that's a legitimate reason to be crying.
Ari shifts in his sleep, then yawns. "mmrk?"
Mark sniffles and kisses Ari's shoulder next to the lower of the two bites. "I love you," he says.
"Loooove you too. Y'r crying?" Ari kisses Mark's forehead. "Somethin' happ'n? Do I kill someb'dy?"
"No," he sighs. "I'm just - afraid. I already killed the man responsible; you don't have to."
He turns this over in his mind.
"I'd hug you, but... I'm hugging you. Want other stuff? Talking? Kissing? Other other stuff?"
"I like that you're hugging me," he murmurs. "It's nice. I love you. I don't know what I want."
"I want you happy."
"I love you," Mark repeats, snuggling him.
He starts snoring again.