The Beast Within


The rest of our lives


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TITLE: The rest of our lives

AUTHOR: StarvingLunatic

DISCLAIMER: I don’t own these characters.

SUMMARY: AU. Middleton is a town where everyone has special powers. Well, not everyone. Kim is the only normal one. How does she cope?

TYPE: Unknown

RATING: US: R / DE: 16

Words: 1869

Shego sighed as she entered her condo, ready for some major rest and relaxation. She shut the door and looked right out to the terrace, as if she knew that was where Kim was going to be. The redhead was there, sitting on the balcony with her legs folded underneath her and her eyes closed. Shego knew that the teen was busy, but that did not matter to her.

“Hey, Princess,” Shego greeted Kim as she hugged the teen from behind and rested her head on Kim’s shoulder. She kissed the redhead’s cheek.

“Oh, hey, sweetie,” Kim replied, opening her eyes and turning her head for a proper kiss. They exchanged a sweet little peck on the lips.

“Communing with the dragon?” Shego asked more teasingly than curious while settling into where she had parked herself against the smaller female. She wrapped her hands around Kim’s slender waist and pressed herself closer to the younger female.

“Yes,” Kim answered. She meditated on the daily basis, communicating with the dragon that was inside of her, trying to understand just what it was and what it was doing in her body.

“What smart aleck remarks does it have to say now?” Shego inquired. Personally, she did not like the dragon much and wished that it would get the hell out of her lover already, but she was pretty sure that was never going to happen.

“It says you’re getting fat,” Kim reported honestly. Those were not her words, but the dragon’s feelings toward the green-skinned woman.

Shego made an irked noise and it was clear from the look in her eyes that she was insulted by that. “You come out here right now and say it to my face!” she screamed in Kim’s ear, hoping that horrible, giant gecko heard her and came out, not that that method ever worked.

“Whoa, sweetie, that’s my ear. The dragon’s sleeping again,” the redhead informed her girlfriend. She hated that Shego always hollered in her ear when the dragon said something insulting because the dragon never heard it and it only hurt Kim’s ears.

“Shiftless, no-good lizard. How much longer is that thing going to be taking up residency in your body?” Shego asked in a huff.

Kim shrugged because she did not know the answer to that question. She also did not know why the dragon enjoyed saying such things about her girlfriend, other than the fact that it liked getting a raise out of Shego, even though it was hardly ever awake to see the reaction. The dragon spent most of the day sleeping, waking up mostly to just communicate with Kim and explain its presence inside of her or the powers that she was granted because of its presence. Other than that, the dragon would wake up for a few minutes out of the day to take in the scenery and then it would go back to sleep, as if bored with the world.

The dragon had informed Kim that it had been with her since she was born and was going to be there until she died. She was a nice body to sleep in, it claimed, because she usually stayed calm enough to where it could sleep almost all of the time. It would seem that all the dragon did want to do was sleep. She was absorbing its powers and had been since she was born and would always be absorbing those powers, but she would never fully merge with the dragon. She accepted that fact, mostly because the dragon did not disrupt her life in any way; although every now and then Shego wanted to make sure the nosy lizard was sleeping because of certain activities that she desired to engage in and she was not about “to give a lazy, irksome, affront to nature a show.” Those were her exact words.

The redhead had been learning how to control the gradual power that she was gaining from the creature and the dragon was an immense help, when it was not insulting Shego anyway. It had disturbed Shego when she first found out that the dragon communicated with Kim and actually saw the world through Kim’s eyes when it was awake. The pale woman often called the dragon a pervert whenever it had something insulting to say about her because she thought that the dragon watched them together through out the day, which Kim tried to assure her was not the case.

Kim could tell when the dragon was asleep and she told Shego that the dragon really did sleep most of the time. It did wake up on occasion just to see what was going on in the world, but was not very interested in things more often than not. It certainly was not interested in watching her with Shego in any fashion.

“Well, Princess, I’m going to go soak in a bath for a while to relax,” Shego informed her girlfriend.

“You want to talk about the mission?” Kim asked.

“Not really. It was boring. The thing was just that it was long and the people I keep getting partnered up with are morons. That mad cow of a boss we have, she should just let me stay partnered with you,” Shego practically cooed at the end of the sentence and snuggled her face in Kim’s neck.

“Rules are rules, sweetie,” the redhead replied while reaching up to caress the pale woman’s cheek.

GJ rules stated that mates could not be partners on assignments and Kim and Shego were cohabitating girlfriends, even if they had the strange habit of never calling the each other such. They even referred to each other as “roommates.” People were starting to think that they did that just to be annoying since it was as clear as glass as to what they were to each other. They even kissed each other in public, so people did not understand why they would not just call each other girlfriends.

“We need to start breaking rules again. Remember how fun that was?” the fire-starter said into the soft skin that she was cuddled into.

Kim laughed a little bit, knowing that Shego was referring how they met and got to know each other. It seemed so long ago, even though it was only two years ago. It was just a solid, complete, busy two years.

Shego got up and went to go take a bath like she wanted to. Kim watched Shego go to the back of the apartment and she stood up. She went into the living room to find a movie that they could watch together and just relax. They usually stayed in when one of them came back from a mission, but they did go out on plenty of dates after they got settled in.

They had been living together for a few months now, but Shego had owned the condo for almost as long as she had been in Middleton. She had moved out of the Possible household after she got a clean bill of health after their ordeal with Gemini. She moved out for a number of reasons, even though she had enjoyed being close to Kim and the redheaded teen had tried to talk her into staying. But, she knew that she needed a place of her own and she wanted to stop having Kim’s parents look at her like she was going to jump their daughter the second they left the house. Although, she had to give their thoughts some credit because she certainly tried to jump their daughter whenever they were not looking.

Leaving the house had not eased the doctors Possible nerves about their daughter with Shego because it just meant that Kim had some place to go to be alone with Shego. When she did go out with Shego for a long time, her parents had the habit of calling her almost every fifteen minutes, making sure that if she was doing something with Shego that they were interrupted. They had only stopped doing that when Kim decided that she was going to move in with Shego a few months ago.

The redhead found a movie for them to watch and she then went to see if they had popcorn for the night in. Her sweetie had a soft spot for hot-buttered popcorn and she would like to make the night-in as pleasurable as possible for her irked lover. There was no popcorn in the apartment, so she decided to go run down to the store for some. She knew that she had time because Shego took long baths. She ran into Ron at the store.

“Hey, K.P,” Ron greeted her.

“Hey,” she replied. “What are you doing out at this time?” she inquired. It was already close to late night.

“I had sudden craving for some tortilla chips and dip. I had the chips, but no dip,” he explained with a shrug.

Kim laughed. “Isn’t that always the way?”

“Yeah, what about you?”

“Well, I wanted hot, buttered popcorn. All we have was the butter,” she answered.

He laughed a little and they did their quick shopping together. They worked together as field agents for GJ, as they had planned. They did a good job as a team, especially since she had some control of her dragon powers and he had some control of his mystical monkey magic. Every now and then they made a mistake, but it was nothing too horrible and they learned from the mistakes at least. So far, they were a formidable and impressive team. They were easily better than the other field agents that were their peers, even with the occasional mistake from one of them and their limited knowledge of their powers.

They talked for a while about nothing really before having to part ways. Kim returned to the condo and Shego was lying on the couch in a short bathrobe. She appeared to be sleeping, so Kim left her alone, especially since she seemed to having a peaceful sleep. Shego still had nightmares on occasion about her torture, so whenever she seemed to be sleeping well, Kim just let her sleep.

“Kimmie,” Shego called out in a bit of a whine, showing that she was not asleep.

“Yeah?” Kim replied.

“Come here,” Shego requested/ordered.

Kim did not ask why and she did go to Shego, who reached out and grabbed the redhead down to her. She hugged Kim close to her and sighed contently. To Shego, she was now relaxing as best she could.

“You want to watch a movie?” Kim asked.

“In a little while. Let’s just stay like this for a little while with nothing happening,” the pale woman answered.

Kim nodded; she did appreciate being able to just lie there and nothing happen. They got enough action in their lives and sometimes it was best to just not do anything, except enjoy being near each other. So, Kim cuddled up next to Shego on the narrow couch and they shared a few deep kisses and caresses. After a couple of minutes, they both fell into a peaceful slumber. There would be time for other activities when they woke up, like always.

The end.

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