Rating: PG – non-graphic
Disclaimer: Tolkien’s world... if not his view.
He’d not been ready before – to embrace this side of his nature; a side recognised by those closest to him before he even acknowledged it himself. Oh, there’d been hasty fumblings; boyish bath-house admiring... nay, be honest... lusting... after well-muscled torsos and the delicious, forbidden flesh that hung, enticingly wayward... but this was different.
This was the golden vision of a man his equal, this was touches that thrilled, intimacies that he allowed to conquer, breech him... in every sense... that made him cry out, his emotions too great to be contained.
Before, there’d been lust... but this... was love.