Sprawled out, Kerry took up nearly the entire area of the bed in their temporary quarters. She'd managed to push Marcus out from under the covers early this morning with her wriggling and scooting as she slowly took up more and more of the mattress. Finally, she was spread eagle on top of the blanket, bare naked to the strange world they were on and anyone who might walk in. It was complete luxury.
How long had it been since she didn't have to lay ramrod straight in a bunk on the ship or her own bed in the tiny apartment she held on the Corporate ship? Years, not since she'd left Earth. Considering how vast interstellar space was, she thought engineers would make the quarters a little bigger on ships.
Marcus was off getting ready for the day. Kerry buried her face in his pillow and inhaled. She was still feeling a little unsatisfied after a night of frustratingly quiet sex. Elasians had extremely good hearing. Now that they were in close living conditions with a group of them, he kept hushing her in bed and using other means to silence Kerry when she ignored him. She and Marcus could have stayed in their bunks on Tessie I, but space, so much space. The sacrifices made for some extra room.
This was her last chance to enjoy the roomy luxury. When they lifted off for the Corporate ship today, the Tessie I would be even more crowded with the thirty strong Elasian task force that Sarana managed to pull together. Kerry didn't even know where Sarana found the armed to the teeth, slightly angry mercenaries. They certainly didn't come from the group of researchers at this base. What joy it would be to spend time in such tight quarters with the additional bonus of Sarana and the good Doctor Holden.
A soft whoosh of air entered the room as her partner returned from his shower. Wrapped in a towel, his markings stood out against the bluish hue of his skin from his time under hot water.
"Enjoying yourself?" He asked as he sat on the bedside. Kerry nodded, arching herself like a cat and feeling the stretch in the very tips of her toes. Marcus swooped in quickly pressing his mouth against hers in a soft kiss and pulling away before Kerry could turn it into something more.