...ould be spending the night with another.
The evening was spent just talking and catching up on many months of news and learning trivia about each other. However, as the evening hours grew long, it was apparent that all of us had other things on our mind. Goldfur and Red were given a spare room and Kris swept a giggling Trina off to our main bedroom. Midnight approached me asking, "Is what my nose is telling me true?"
I nodded and replied, "Yes, I've come into heat. It's time."
Shi grinned and wrapped hir tail around mine, sending a thrill of anticipation through me. As we made our way to hir room, I reflected on how well I had gotten to know hir in these few days. I had not met anyone that felt so right for me since Kris and Trina. We had the room to ourselves tonight. The others would have scented my sexual readiness, just as Midnight had, and they all knew what I planned.
I took Midnight's hands in mine and looked hir in the eyes and solemnly spoke, "Midnight, will you sire my child and promise to cherish and care for hir?"
"I will," shi replied. "Forest, will you bear my child and bring hir up happy in the security of the family?"
"I will," I confirmed.
We finished together, "In the spirit of love, let our child know joy and fulfilment all hir life."
With that short but deeply meant ceremony, we committed ourselves as mates. This wasn't anything nearly as complex as a life-mateship, but was a commit...