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    He hadn't missed the moment of panic Jaesa had experienced as they passed beneath the waterfall. Though he snorted at her demand, he didn't move at first, instead pausing to look back over his shoulder in her direction. "I've got you, okay?" he reassured her before moving forward.

    The slab of rock wasn't whole; there was a gaping opening, reachable from the water level. Beneath his feet, Kylo felt large slabs of rock beginning before sloping up sharply to the cave's entrance. He moved to set Jaesa down, but kept his hand on her. "Careful," he advised, and moved ahead; he let go of her only to lift himself up and into what seemed to be a tunnel. He turned to extend a hand to Jaesa, as water dripped down his skin and from his hair.

     
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    Once they reached the rocks that led up to the narrow cave entrance, Jaesa hopped down from Kylo's back, taking a moment to examine him just to make sure that none of his stitches had broken. Satisfied that they hadn't, Jaesa looked towards the sharply sloping rocks in front of them, above which was the cave's entrance. Kylo lifted himself up before he turned to hold his hand down to Jaesa.

    Although she could have simply made a Force-enhanced jump to get up to where he was, Jaesa reached out and took his hand, accepting the help, if only because she enjoyed the sight of his muscles rippling as he pulled her up. The smile touching her lips as her gaze settled on him during her short ascent to the top of rocks was self-satisfied before she shot him a faint smirk and then moved past him to walk on ahead through the tunnel. "How far back do you reckon this goes?"
     
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    "I can feel you checking me out," he said with a smirk on his lips, as she strode past him. Though he was no better, as his eyes slid over her form helplessly as she moved ahead.

    He followed shortly behind, thoroughly enjoying the view, though he tore his eyes from her to the darkness that surrounded her as they moved ahead. "I don't know. Keep walking until you smack into a wall, and I guess we'll find out."

     
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    "I have no idea what you're talking about," Jaesa answered, innocently and sounding almost indignant at his accusation even as she continued to watch his muscles before she headed ahead. She, too, could practically feel his end of the bond purring in contentment at the sight as he wandered along behind her, and if her steps took on a little bit more of a strut, she could hardly be blamed.

    The cave, however, was difficult to traverse, at least in their current state, and some of the rock underfoot was sharp. "I'm starting to think we should probably have got dressed before we came in here," she muttered with a dry snort at the fact that the two of them were exploring an unknown cave while completely naked.

    When they reached a wall, Jaesa was disappointed to think that they had already reached the end, but then she noticed a very faint blue-green glow up ahead, through what turned out to be a crack in the rock. It was narrow, easy for her to fit in, but she turned to look at Kylo with some doubt. "Reckon you'll fit? If you go first and get stuck, I can always push until you pop out the other side."
     
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    There was probably a great deal of truth to her words, Kylo thought, as he took careful steps across the uneven ground. For a brief moment, the faint light from the entrance of the cave seemed to illuminate a dead end; until he, too, spotted the faint light past Jaesa. He eyed the narrow crack doubtfully, frowning at it, and then shooting the woman a narrow-eyed stare at her words.

    Still, with a sigh, he turned sideways and edged past her towards the gap. "If I get stuck, you're not allowed to leave me here. I'll torment you through the Force." The words were grumbled, as one hand went out to feel the edge of the rock across from him, and the other went down to protect his more vital parts as he slid through. "This had better be fucking worth it." It was uncomfortable, with bits of jagged rock pressing into his back in areas, and the sensation of pressure tugging at a stitched wound at one point. And, without his protective hand, him and Jaesa may have lost all their fun, at another. But eventually, holding his breath and maneuvering his body rather awkwardly, Kylo slipped through.

     
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    "Who would I have sex with out here if I left you here?" Jaesa asked benignly at his grumbled comment, smirking as she stepped aside and let him go first. Although she couldn't have hid how hilarious the sight of him trying to squeeze through the crack was even if she'd tried, there were a couple of points where she wondered if he'd make it at all. She didn't even have her lightsaber to cut him free either.

    Finally, he was through, and Jaesa wriggled her way through after him with what was probably almost insulting ease compared to his difficulties. The only problem she had was a piece of jagged rock scraping across her breasts, but she managed with some adjusting.

    "Let's go find out, shall we?" she said brightly, resuming her place in front of him so he could get over his grumpiness with getting through the crack by watching her walk again. The faint light illuminated a turn in the narrow corridor up ahead, and when they rounded the turn, they found the cave opening back up into a wide chamber.

    Jaesa's jaw dropped. "Whoa." Crystals jutted out of every rocky surface, opaque and milky white, and covering the walls and ceiling between them was a veritable carpet of some kind of bioluminescent insect, thousands of them letting off the same blue-green glow they'd seen. The light bounced off the crystals, giving them an almost eery quality. Peering at the nearest glowing insect, Jaesa realised they were not bugs, but some kind of tiny sleeping humanoid suffused in the light, with little butterfly wings.

    She turned to Kylo, her eyes wide. "Worth it?"
     
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    Though he couldn’t turn his head to glare at her, he did mutter in turn, “I knew I was just a body to you.” It was wholly in his dry brand of humor, though there was little real amusement to be felt as he struggled.

    On the other side, he turned to watch Jaesa slip through, annoyance roiling through him at the level of ease she had. All was forgiven, though, as she slipped past him. He stared a couple moments before remembering to follow her, towards that glowing light around the bend ahead.

    And he had to admit... it was sort of worth it.

    His eyes widened as he turned his head, trying to take it all in. The cavern was bathed in the milky green-blue glow, and at first Kylo couldn’t tell what the light came from until he moved closer. “What are they?” He breathed, feeling the instinct to be quiet as he did.

     
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    She laughed a little at that. "And a gorgeous one it is, too," she pointed out with a grin, though as she spoke, she sent across the bond a wave of warmth and love, just to remind him that he was so much more to her than just a body. He was everything to her, and had become so almost alarmingly quickly once she'd adjusted to having a new bond in her mind. For all that she'd avoided him months ago, she couldn't imagine herself without him now.

    But she thought that this kind of banter, their usual dry humour, was the way to go about things. He had been through something terrible, but she didn't want to treat him like spun glass, didn't want to treat him differently. She didn't want him to be forced to feel different because of how she treated him.

    In the cavern, Jaesa leaned towards the tiny figures clinging to the wall. Their little jewel-bright wings fluttered every so slightly with each deep breath of sleep, and they all seemed to have unnatural shades of hair. Pink, purple, blue, green... She tilted her head to the side as she peered at it before her gaze drifted up to the others.

    "I have no idea," she said. "They all seem to be sleeping." She turned to look at Kylo, his face taking on an eerie cast from the milky green glow. "How do you think they'd react if they woke up?"
     
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    Sleeping. The little winged people practically surrounded them, and Kylo leaned in close to a wall to examine one. Its hair fell down its back in a vibrant green, and its wings had intricate designs across them in shades of blues and greens and blacks.

    He looked to Jaesa, but didn't speak aloud. I don't know. Should I flick one? He grinned a little.

     
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    Jaesa was just wondering what would happen if she reached forward and poked the nearest tiny person in the belly when she heard Kylo's voice brush through her mind. Far from suggesting that it would be nicer to let the things sleep as she was sure Rey would have done, Kylo seemed to read her mind, and as she looked at him, she returned his grin, hers taking on a somewhat wicked cast.

    Do it, she sent back. If you die, I promise to remember you. The little things didn't look hostile though, but when she reached out to try and read them through the Force, she felt nothing except their living imprints. Nothing as complex as a true nature. As though despite their humanoid appearances, they were more animal than person.
     
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    Kylo took on a brief, mildly horrified expression at her words, and he cast a scrutinizing stare at the little thing. It couldn't really be dangerous, could it? It looked so... tiny. Sort of cute. Slowly, he lifted his hand.

    Rather than flicking it– which may have popped its head off, it was so small– Kylo settled for a firm poke to its side. He withdrew his touch quickly, as it abruptly opened bright, round eyes that matched its hair. Its tiny mouth opened wide in a yawn, revealing a pair of pearly white fangs, before it settled, and looked at Kylo. He only stared back in anticipation.

    Then it scrunched up its face and screamed; a tiny noise in itself, but soon echoed hundreds and hundreds of times as the others stirred and saw the intruders. And the first one flew at him, hands out and fangs bared. "Shitshitshit! Go, Jaesa!" He turned, putting his hands out to push Jaesa if she hadn't already moved towards the exit, as the bug-like humanoids swarmed, screeching angrily at their interrupted rest.

     
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    Jaesa watched in anticipation as Kylo reached out and poked the nearest little person in its side. She leaned forward to see what it would do, and as it opened bright green eyes and then yawned, she was struck by just how fucking adorable it was. She never used that word to describe anything, but it was hard not to when she saw the teeniest tiniest white fangs in the teeny tiny mouth.

    But then it screamed and although for the briefest second Jaesa was about to laugh because the tinny little sound was pretty funny, the other creatures around them woke up at the noise and screamed too. And then they swarmed.

    Jaesa didn't need Kylo to tell her to run. Tiny though the things were, there were thousands of them and if they were this aggressive who knew if they were poisonous or venomous or something else insane. So she wasted no time in turning and running.

    The tiny creatures had worked themselves into a vast cloud of glowing green dots that swarmed after and around them as they ran, screeching with their high-pitched little voices. Jaesa put her arms over her head as she felt tiny little hands grasping at strands of her hair, and slapped away two who got too close to her face. She darted through the narrow crack in the rock before turning. "Come on, come on!" she urged, waving her hands to beckon Kylo on as he reached the narrow opening that he had had enough trouble getting through when going slowly.
     
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    Jaesa, it seemed, had fled without waiting a beat for him. Which was fine; he would have done the same damn thing, as he looked over his shoulder and saw the angry, screeching cloud of light. Those fangs, though tiny, wouldn't certainly not feel great embedded in his skin; especially not hundreds of them.

    Jaesa slipped through the crack no problem, and Kylo had time to only vaguely hope for the best as he barreled towards it, turned his body, and began to push through. Just as he did, a sharp pain went up his leg, and he looked down to see one of the creatures hanging from his calf with its teeth in him. Kylo kicked back and smashed it against the wall, his hand flailing back at those that easily caught up as he struggled to get through. Another bit his hand, though, and only waving his arm wildly until the thing smacked against stone did he get it to let go.

    "Fuck me!" He reached a narrower bit in the crack, and in the time it took him to suck his stomach in and slip through, there were a trio of little monsters pulling at his hair. When he finally broke through, he nearly fell over from the momentum he carried, but caught himself and ran full force for the exit.

     
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    The little creatures followed her through the crack, buzzing around her in a blur of green light. One bit her on the nose as she stopped on the other side and she pinched its tiny body between her fingers, feeling it squirming, and flung it against the wall.

    She waved her hands to try and keep the others at bay while she waited to make sure that Kylo could actually get through the crack again. He had more trouble than he'd had in the first place which was saying something, but as she was about to try and pull him through, he popped free with such force that he nearly fell over. As soon as she was sure that he was out, Jaesa turned and fled for the cave's exit.

    As soon as they burst out onto the rocks that sloped down to the pool's edge behind the waterfall, the swarm of furious tiny people stopped, and as one they let out a satisfied hiss before they disappeared back into the cave's depths, apparently not caring enough to chase them further.

    Jaesa stood there, chest rising and falling sharply as she tried to catch her breath, for a moment stunned by the unexpected events, until she realised what had happened.

    They were two extremely powerful Force users, a pair of dark siders who'd done some pretty terrible things, and they'd just been chased stark naked out of a cave by a cloud of teeny tiny angry people.

    Jaesa couldn't help it. She laughed. She laughed so hard that she felt tears in her eyes, half-collapsing against the cliff's face to hold herself steady as she giggled harder than she thought she ever had, bent double with a hand over a bare midriff as she struggled to catch her breath from laughing.
     
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    Jaesa, it seemed, had been generous enough to make sure he made it though the crack alive, though he only threw her a glance as he continued running, never more aware of his nakedness than right then. But as he practically slid to a stop over the slippery stone before the waterfall, he noticed the buzzing noise of the hoard receded. He looked back to see the creatures turning back, slipping back through the crack and into their cave. Until he heard a small, high-pitched shriek by his ear.

    "Aah!" With a noise of surprise and a horrified expression, Kylo shot a hand towards his head just as he felt its little needle teeth dig into his ear. "You little–" He grabbed the thing and held it out a moment, before flinging it at the cave wall, where it hit with a small splat. His nose wrinkled, his chest heaving as he tried to catch his breath, he was wholly caught off guard by the sudden sound of near hysterical laughter.

    He turned with an incredulous expression to see Jaesa doubled over, practically falling against the cave under the weight of the laughter that shook her body. For a moment, Kylo just stared, stunned by the sight. He had never seen her laugh like that before. And though the sight was mildly ridiculous, as she was still stark naked, a slower smile spread across his lips. It was a beautiful sound, and to see that laughter on her expression; she'd probably hate him for thinking so, but it was pretty fucking adorable.

    Eventually, his own laugh sputtered forth, and he stepped forward and reached for her. "I'm not sure what you find so funny. That was highly dignified in every way."

     
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    If anything, seeing one of the little tiny people get a last vengeful bite on Kylo's ear just drove the laughter all the more from her body. She had never laughed so much as this before; fuck, she wasn't someone who laughed much at all, courtesy of a life spent around people who had no sense of humour. But now that she had started, she just couldn't fucking stop.

    She was aware of Kylo staring at her as though an imposter had stolen away his girlfriend and taken her place, but she could also feel the growing warmth across the bond that built up and up until laughter burst from his lips too. He reached for her, and Jaesa allowed him to pull her to him, where she promptly had to lean against his chest, gasping.

    "I can't-- I can't breathe," she managed to get out through fits of giggles. The tears in her eyes spilled over onto her cheeks, and for the first time in a long, long time (or perhaps even ever) they were not tears of despair or rage, but of mirth. "Big bad Force users chased off by fucking pixies."
     
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    She was crying she was laughing so hard, and it only spurred Kylo's only laughter; which, though not as hysterical as hers, were accompanied by an uncharacteristically wide grin. He reeled her against his chest, where he held her body as it shook with mirth. A hand smoothed over her hair, as he shook his head and sighed. Putting it in words... only made it sound the more ridiculous.

    Abruptly he moved to hold her before him, hands on her shoulders, to look in her face almost sternly. "We can never speak of this again." The sternness broke after about a second, though, and a smirk strained his serious expression.

     
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    She liked seeing that grin on his face, she decided, as he laughed with her, holding her as she shook with her hysterics, struggling to drag in the necessary breaths. She was laughing so much it was starting to hurt her chest, and as she gulped down air, she started hiccupping, and was acutely aware of what a mess she must look.

    Then he pushed her away, hands at her shoulders, to look at her with a sternness that almost immediately broke. She giggled again. "I'm not going to tell a soul," she promised, still hiccupping. "But do you think it would be horrible of us if we told Connor about this cave? He's probably overdue a practical joke." She was joking herself as she suggested it though. Sort of. It wasn't like the little flying people were truly dangerous, as long as you were able to run.
     
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    Kylo barked a laugh and let his hands fall from her, to lean one against the cave’s wall as his gaze turned back towards the cavern with the demon pixies.
    “Poor guy. I don’t think he’d understand what a practical joke was.” No, though certainly very intelligent, and all in all very humanlike for someone who’d only been one for a few weeks, certain things went over Connor’s head a bit.

    But the idea only made the whole thing funnier.
    “I think you’re right though. Call it an initiation to humanity.” He grinned widely at Jaesa.

     
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    She should have known Kylo would be totally up for the idea. She grinned back at him, feeling more light and mirthful than she thought she ever had. "I empathise with him to be honest," she pointed out. "There was a time when I wouldn't have either." And she didn't have the excuse of only recently being human, either.

    "What's the best way to get him out here?" she asked, with a mischievous edge to her voice. For the aforementioned reason, she still wasn't exactly the best at figuring out how to actually execute practical jokes.
     
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