The Captain tried not to grin, but his lips twitched slightly as he
"What are you doing?"
"I am watching Xev sleep," Kai said stoically, making no attempts to
his activity. Stanley leaned against the pliant entrance jamb
along with the assassin. Beyond the doorway Xev was spread on
partially nude, a sheet covering her most intimate parts. She
had a smile
on her lips, no doubt profoundly involved in a dream.
"And why are you watching Xev sleep?" Stan asked, raising an eyebrow.
"I am curious," Kai answered, his tone neutral. His eyes never
left Xev to
glance at Stanley. They were riveted on the beautiful body that
invitingly sprawled on the bed.
Stan waited for an elaboration that never came. He hung his head
and said, "...about?"
"Xev was telling me about dreams some time ago," Kai explained.
curious about what she dreams of."
"You don't dream when you're in cryostasis?" Stanley was intrigued.
of the many consequences of boredom.
"The dead do not dream."
"Shame. Why don't you just ask her? I don't think you'll
get a peek at
her dreams just watching her. Unless, hey, that's your kink,"
snorted, holding up his hands.
Kai finally glanced at the Human. The sober sincerity on his face
Stan's mirth and he cleared his throat self-consciously. "Seriously,
ask her. I'm sure she'll be ... more than pleased to tell you
it." There was a note of bitterness in Stan's voice that Kai
did not fail
"Perhaps you could ask her," Kai suggested.
Stanley seemed genuinely surprised at the proposition. "Me?" he
"My asking her would not be appropriate." He returned to watching
pose that of a statuesque being, immobile, focused. "She would
... find a
motivation behind my curiosity."
Stanley grinned broadly. "Is there? I didn't think the dead
Kai did not reply. They remained quiet for a stretch of time before
assassin straightened up and turned to Stanley slowly. "Come
with me." He
did not wait for a verbal ascent, he merely walked away from Xev's
toward the outer corridors.
Stanley hesitated, but then thought about the alternative. Chatting
790 or the Lexx held very little appeal. He shrugged and followed
"Xev has sexual needs," Kai said as they entered, of all places, Stan's
room. "She believes she is in love with me," he stated with detached
"I don't know where you've been the last couple of months, but ... YE-ah,"
Stan rolled his eyes. How could someone be so dense. "And
don't think she
just believes it," he added.
"I cannot return her affections," Kai continued as though Stan hadn't
spoken. He was observing the Human's room carefully. "It
would not be
"You say that a lot. And hey, you're not hearing me complaining."
"Because you are in love with Xev?" Kai asked, glancing at Stanley.
The man guffawed. "Yeah, I'm in love," he edged. "If you
call that love."
"Closer to the mark there, dead-man." Stanley began feeling
irritation. "So, why are we here then?"
"Okay, you're gonna have to start pasting an explanation after them
words you're so fond of."
"I wish to make Xev ... happy."
This was a new variable. When did Kai start caring about other
happiness? "Are you feeling all right?"
Kai seemed suddenly uneasy being in the confines of Stanley's room.
shifted positions and decided to sit at the edge of the bed.
last cryostasis, I have ... experienced odd thoughts."
Stanley's face drained of color. Was Kai going to wreak havoc
time? "Such as?"
"Such as wanting to make Xev happy."
"If that's the only thing, I have a few suggestions that pops to mind,"
Stanley said unkindly.
"I cannot have sex with her," Kai stated. "The dead do not--"
"Okay," Stan interrupted, holding up his hand. "Okay. You
don't need to
... have the necessary equipment to actually have sex with her.
... I mean, if you just want to please her, there are other ways than
basic, you know ..." He thrust his hips suggestively a few times.
"Tell me," Kai demanded, looking up at Stanley.
Re-adjusting his hat with one hand, Stan exhaled slowly. "Ooooh
... uhm. Well, see, a woman's body is ... very interesting,"
Xev murmured in her sleep, her entire body singing with warmth and
comfort. She was experiencing a very pleasant sensation, and
she tried to
hold on to it as her conscious began to slowly surface from her
slumber. "Hmmm," she exhaled, turning her head sideways.
Her legs moved,
spread apart slightly to accommodate whatever was going on.
A small crease shadowed Kai's forehead as he concentrated. Stanley's
instructions had been adequate, yet somewhat vague at parts.
that 'Kai improvise' was not all that successful. How did one
when one had no idea what they were doing?
His hand, icy cold, was a contrast to Xev's increasingly heated flesh.
temperature was higher than a Human's, her cluster-lizard blood naturally
more heated than others'. Stimulated, her skin seemed to radiate
kind of energy.
His hand had delved under the sheets, and he'd made no move to follow
movements visually. He felt with his fingers for her warm, inner
finding them slick with some sort of lubricant. Another variable
had not mentioned. Kai wondered if this was normal.
His focus was so tight that he failed to notice Xev opening her eyes.
knew of her awakened state only when she spoke to him. "Kai?"
was sweetly innocent, brimming with question.
"Good evening, Xev," he said with detached courtesy.
"What ... are you doing?" she asked breathlessly, leaning on her elbows
watch him intently.
"Is this pleasurable?"
Her eyes glazed over. "Moreso than anything I've ever dreamt of,"
said, her voice rising slightly as Kai doubled his efforts.
"Then be quiet." His own voice was lower than usual, seductive.
Xev's eyes widened slightly. Kai was not acting normally.
But would she
risk never having this opportunity again to find out what was wrong?
head fell back as she felt Kai's fingers harshly explore her.
If 790 could
see her now.
Kai was half-kneeling on the bed, his eyes dark with concentration.
his free hand he raised Xev's cluster-lizard skins, throwing the flap
unceremoniously over her belly to watch his own doing.
"What do you feel?" Xev ventured with a whisper.
"Nothing. I do this to please you," Kai retorted, the hoarseness
voice more pointed. He leaned down to splay his hands on her
massaging the flesh with interest. The strands of his hair fell
against her legs and Xev shivered. How long she'd yearned for
Xev was passed caring whether something was wrong or not. Her
libido combined with her arousal pushed her beyond comprehension.
The icy cool of his flesh was exciting, so too was the fact Kai was
actually doing this. His pallor cut through the dimness of her
room like a
beacon, his eyes pools of witching darkness. As though on their
accord, her arms raised toward him and she grabbed firm hold of his
temples, leading Kai's face downward. If Kai couldn't satisfy
her with the
more conventional means, Xev would use the occasion to apply those
lips to other venues than just simple talking.
Kai didn't seem to understand what Xev wanted until she guided his mouth
her wet folds. Small ridges decorated the pelvic bones and disappeared
small creases inside her. No doubt a vestige of her cluster-lizard
blood. Tentatively he reached with his fingers to trace the ridges.
were slippery and his flesh glided easily against her warm, darkened
skin. Xev appeared to enjoy what he was doing. She was
also trying, with
great difficulty, to say something. "K-k ... iiiiiiss ..." she
So Kai knelt on the bed with both legs and left her heated folds to
her mouth. Her hands, iron talons, wrenched at his hair and pulled
back down. "Kiss THAT," she hissed.
Kai did neither. "Xev, are you enjoying yourself?"
She glared at him for the obvious question.
"Why are you so angry, then?"
"Haven't you ever seen a cluster-lizard in heat?"
"I cannot say that I have," Kai confessed.
"Well, Kai, you're seeing one now. Now pleeeease," she moaned.
it! If I can't have you whole, I'll be very happy with your mouth,"
"Very well." Xev could have sworn there was a slight smirk that
the assassin's lips before he leaned down to obey her instructions.
didn't get to finish her thought, however, and clutched the bed sheets
desire and arousal filled her whole.
Xev naked, and Kai spread clothed next to her, the couple looked at
ceiling. Xev was smiling, Kai was, as usual, staring blankly.
point he turned to her. "Xev?"
"I would like to kiss you now. On the mouth."
Xev smiled at the ceiling, her eyes dark and her lips swollen with
desire. "I think we'll keep you around for a few months before
I get 790
to look you over."
Kai tilted his head, but the suggestion was left unanswered as Xev pulled
him to her and kissed him quite thoroughly.
The shriek that reverberated within the Lexx did not go unheard.
smirked, 790 widened his digital eyes. "What was that?!"
Stanley chuckled. "Never heard a cluster-lizard scream in ecstasy
It took a few gasps from 790 before the inevitable "NOOOOOOOOOO!" was
wrenched from his crimson lips.