So, this week is the conclusion to last week’s story, Angel of the Air. If you recall, David was seriously freaking out after overhearing a conversation between the co-pilot and flight attendant. This week we find out what happens. The prompt for this week’s story was “I don’t want to alarm you, but . . . ”
Please enjoy the conclusion to Angel of the Air by Avery Dawes!
When the intercom went silent, Gabriel pressed a kiss to David’s forehead. “See, nothing to worry about.” He began stroking David’s back in a soothing motion. “Remember, I’ve got you. We’ll make it through this.”
“Don’t lie to me, Gabriel. Did you hear his voice? He’s just as scared as me. What’s he not telling us?” David hated how easily fear and anxiety overtook him when it came to flying. If it wasn’t for Gabriel, he never would have gotten on a plane. One horrible experience as a child had him driving everywhere he possibly could. Gabriel was the first person to get him back on a plane in nearly twenty years.
“Nothing, babe. You worry too much.” Gabriel nuzzled David’s neck while sliding his hand up David’s thigh.
David slapped at Gabriel’s hand. “Quit trying to distract me. It’s not going to work.”
“You sure about that?” Gabriel sucked David’s earlobe into his mouth and nibbled on the sensitive outer shell.
A soft moan escaped David’s parted lips. His body wasn’t cooperating. It should not being enjoying Gabriel’s attention when their situation was so dire.
The pilot’s voice came over the intercom. “I don’t want to alarm you, but – er, um. Let me start that again. Please remain calm and in your seats as we prep for an emergency landing in Salt Lake.”
“Alarm us?!” David nearly screeched. He knew his eyes had to be wide as saucers when he asked Gabriel, “What? An emergency landing? I don’t wanna die! You know how much I’ve always wanted to check out the art scene in Lahaina.”
Murmurs spread around the cabin as other passengers asked similar questions of their flying companions. Some sounded just as hysterical as David. He was almost relieved he wasn’t alone in his worry. Almost.
Gabriel shifted David back into his seat and buckled his belt. “I know you and your art, babe. We are going to make it. Trust me, I’ve been in worse situations than this when I was in the Army.”
“Yes, you were,” David grumped, “because you just jumped out with a parachute when things got too dicey.”
Now it was Gabriel’s turn to frown. “I don’t remember telling you that story.”
“Well, you did,” David snapped. “Not like we have parachutes here, and not like I know how to use one.”
Gabriel took both of David’s hands in his. “Babe, please. We are going to be just fine. Remember what I told you when we got in the air?”
David searched his brain. He’d been a mess once they’d boarded since flying was something he avoided at all costs. Gabriel had vetoed driving across country and taking a ship to Hawaii. David trusted Gabriel with his life. This pilot, though, he wasn’t so sure. “Honestly, I don’t remember.”
“I told you that takeoff is the most dangerous part of the flight. You made it through that just fine.”
David conceded, “That’s just cause you kept me talking about all the places I wanted to visit once we got there.”
“It worked. Now, let’s talk about how we’re going to spend the first night in the beach house. Remember, it has that four-person Jacuzzi in the master bath. Plus, the balcony off the bedroom overlooks the ocean.” Gabriel winked. “I think we need to start with a glass of wine on the balcony before moving indoors to –”
“Okay, okay, I’ve got it.” David let a small smile grace his lips. “This is just one of the many reasons why I love you.”
Gabriel leaned in for a soft kiss. The intercom crackled to life and had David pulling away. “Stupid intercom,” Gabriel grumbled.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are cleared to land in Salt Lake. We should have you safely on the ground in about twenty minutes.”
David leaned in and returned the kiss, whispering against Gabriel’s lips. “Thank you so much. I never would have made it through this flight without you.” He kissed across Gabriel’s jaw to his ear. “I will repay you tonight – I know how much you love my lips around your cock.”
“Now who’s the tease?” Gabriel tickled David’s side. “You just wait until I bend you over the foot of that king-size canopy bed. I’ll have you begging in no time.”
“Oh yeah, well . . .”
Gabriel silenced him with a deep, mind-blowing kiss that had one particular part of his body taking notice.
A throat cleared next to them. David broke away from Gabriel’s ministrations to see the flight attendant rolling her eyes. “I realize you’re newlyweds and all, but you might want to save some of that passion for later. We’re on the ground and will be taxiing to the terminal shortly.”
“See, babe, you made it.” Gabriel grinned.
David raised an eyebrow. “Aren’t you jumping the gun just a bit? We’re not on the big island yet.”
Gabriel’s grin turned evil. “Oh, don’t worry. I have lots more material with which to distract you.”
David just shook his head as a relaxed smile graced his lips. At this rate, married life was going to be quite the adventure. He now knew that there would never be a dull moment with Gabriel by his side. And that was fine by him – he had his own personal angel of the air.
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