For three-hundred years the Fathers have controlled the Dome and everyone inside it. They have kept the people safe from the radiated Wastes outside and, in order to keep the peace, the Fathers enacted many nano-technologically enforced rules. Not everyone agrees with all of the rules, or the Father's hypocrisy around them, and when Relk falls in love with the much younger Ellenne, they discover there's nothing they won't do to be together and escape the Father's cruel control, even if it means going... Beyond the Dome.
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Ellenne still lived at home with their parents, as the Age of Ascent was twenty-one and she had not yet come of age to inherit her own things. As wealthy as they were, she didn't need to work, either. Her focus was schooling and fine arts alone. Fortunately the family home was very large and Ellenne's room was spacious and soundproof, and Relk's presence there was never out of place.
Relk arrived for dinner, dined with his parents and copious brothers and sisters and gave Ellenne shy smiles across the table which sent the young girl blushing profusely. They retired early, and Relk waited until midnight before he quietly snuck across the mansion and let himself into his little sister's room. He deftly locked the door behind him, as he had a dozen times before and went to her bed.
“Rel,” she breathed as soon as he was near. She had waited up, and reached now to cup his face.
“Elly.” He caught her hand against his cheek and then kissed her palm.
“I've missed you so.”
“And I you. You've no idea how much.” He kissed her wrist next, worshiping, inhaling her sweet, intoxicating scent.
“Lie with me,” she begged, and lifted her sheets to reveal her young, nearly nude body waiting beneath. She wore only thin, silk panties. “Press into me until I convulse, brother. Please.”
Relk's cock hardened immediately in his trousers, but he quickly pushed the sheets back down, hiding her magnificence. “Not yet, baby sister.” He ached to do as she asked, even if it meant she would be gripped by several days of convulsions. “I have news.”
Her eyebrows furrowed. “What do you mean?”
“Beyond the Dome the Sealing fails,” he barely whispered. “There is no technology there to sustain it.”
“Truly?” Her eyes were wide now. “You mean... we could be together there?”
“Truly. We could join as we have long ached to. There would be nothing and no one to stop our union.” He kissed her wrist again. “I have found a way to get us there, but the cost is great.”
“I will pay it, whatever it is.”
Relk's heart soared to hear her say those words. It settled everything in his mind. This was right. What he was doing was worth it. “I have already paid, dearest sister.” He kissed her wrist again. “It will happen soon. Pack a small bag with only the barest of essentials. When the time comes it must not look as though we planned to leave. We will be seen getting on a transport together and it will fail, crashing in an accident. The rest of the world will believe us dead. In truth, we will be secreted underground to a place where we can escape the Dome together.”
“We're going to fake our deaths?” Her eyes fluttered closed. “Fake our deaths so we may be together. Oh, it's so romantic.” She looked back up at him, her gaze adoring. “Yes, Rel. I will give it up for you, all of this... our comfortable, rich life together... I will give it all up to feel your arms around me, to taste your lips on my mouth, to know your body inside of mine, unhindered... yes.”
Overcome with emotion, Relk kissed her wrist again, then her forearm, the inner part of her elbow, working his way closer. He kissed her clavicle, her neck, the underside of her jaw, then up until his lips ghosted across hers. “You will become sick if I continue,” he whispered against her ear.
“Don't stop,” she begged. “Please, Rel. Don't stop.”