Search for the Yeti
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by Kate Roman
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Bryan's research into yetis leads him deep into the dark, magic heart of the Pyrenees, where myths about snow and ice are still serious things. And it leads him to Nic, an Italian mountaineering guide. But when Bryan's obsessive search threatens to tear them apart, will Nic's courage -- and the magic of the Pyrenees -- be enough? Originally published in the Legendary Creatures Taste Test
eBook Publisher: Torquere Press/Sips, 2012 www.torquerepress.com
eBookwise Release Date: January 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [31 KB]
Reading time: 16-23 min.
They'd agreed last night would be the last time. The last time the two of them would fight about the yetis, the last time Nic would try to talk Bryan out of tracking and observing one. The last time Bryan would panic at Nic about finishing his thesis. The last time they'd fall into bed and fuck their way to a sweaty, exhausted consensus.
After three pints apiece, they'd both been thrown out of The Boar and Bell, after a shouted debate silenced the room. They'd taken their argument all the way back to Bryan's room at the outskirts of the village, above the Five Men Whistling. Somewhere along the way, the pointed whispers and aggravation had turned to desperate groping and kisses stolen under a starry night sky. A sky with no boundaries save the mountains which ringed the Vallee Bete like timeless, disapproving guardians, standing watch for all eternity.
As a mountaineering guide, Nic held a prosaic view of mountains; to him they were simply a collection of routes, a test of man's strength versus Nature's fury... a good way to make just enough money to live on. But whenever Bryan waxed poetic about them, curled up against Nic's shoulder late at night, the two of them fighting to keep their eyes open a few minutes more, fighting to make each last night last a little longer, that was one time Nic didn't argue.
He listened, captivated by the sight of Bryan's thin, perfect lips forming the words that described all the myths and legends living in the mountains. When Bryan talked of the dark gods and mischievous godlings of the mountains, Nic almost believed in them himself.