Chapter 13 begins with Merry describing Sholto’s tentacles as he walked towards her. The tentacles were in three distinct types of tentacles: thick muscular tentacles that could be used as arms and they did any heavy lifting, longer thinner tentacles around the ribs and upper stomach uses like very sensitive fingers, and just above the belly button were shorter dark tipped tentacles which made Merry wonder if “what lay in his pants was sidhe or not”…yeah…
Thank you to my good friend Jonathan Bruce for this amazing photo representation of our Sholto.
Merry reaches out and starts stroking one of the larger, thicker tentacles and begins explaining how she knows what each grouping of the tentacles were used for. A nightflyer named Bhatar helped her father to raise her, and through him she learned all about nightflyer anatomy. She explains to Sholto that she knows the shorter tentacles around his navel were used as a secondary sexual organ. She explains that Bhatar used to caress visiting women with those tentacles because they were often too afraid of offending him to tell him to stop or that it made them uncomfortable.
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT ROLE MODEL THERE, MERRY.
Seriously? This monster would take his tiny penises and rub them all over women who were too afraid to tell him no? But just because he was nice and kind and helped to raise Merry this is okay behavior? Oh LKH tries to explain it off that it’s just an “in-joke” between the sluagh, that they’d touch the sidhe or other fey with what basically amounts to a boob, teeheehee it’s totally okay guys, right???
Anyway Merry begins stroking and playing with those tiny penis tentacles on Sholto which makes him all shuddery and shit. She realizes that the darker tips are actually tiny suckers. She tells him that the suckers had a specific job when with female nightflyers, but she’s curious as to what they could do for her. So Sholto helps Merry to undress and then those tiny penis suction cups get all up in her tits.
Merry eventually asks him to stop and to take his pants off so she could see the rest of him. She pulls them down and OH THANK GOD he’s got a perfect human penis “like a carved alabaster sculpture”.
She begins playing with his junk and realizes that his father wasn’t nightflyer royalty, as if he was descended from a royal nightflyer, he would have long spine inside his penis. She wonders how Sholto was able to become King of the Sluagh, then, if he wasn’t royalty. Turns out the sluagh elect their leaders, it is not an inherited title.
Throughout the entire scene, Merry is being rather scientific with Sholto. She knows what she is doing to him is causing him pleasure, but she keeps herself rather distanced because she realizes that she could not be with Sholto with all his extras. However, she doesn’t want to tell him that just yet. She wants to make Sholto feel good before telling him the bad news, so she goes down onto her knees and you can guess where her mouth goes next!
She’s going to town on Sholto with her giant princess maw when she notices his skin begin to glow. This is a thing that happens, when the sidhe become roused with pleasure their skin glows and their eyes light up, like shiny sexy nightlights. She pauses for a second to ask Sholto to undo his hair, and he does so. His hair is long, straight, white, and down past his knees, because LKH is obsessed with long hair and apparently having hair that long is super sexy?
Whatever, Merry loves the long sidhe hair and begins reminiscing about how much she loved it, feeling her lover’s hair draped over her, like the softest silk. Sholto touches her with one of his tentacles, and Merry shudders with pleasure instead of disgust for the first time. Merry asks him to drape his hair over her, then licks him one last time when the door bursts open.
Nerys the Grey, one of the hags, runs toward Merry. Merry moves to grab her gun from under one of the pillows on the bed, but the chapter ends with her knowing she will not reach it in time.
Bhatar – a nightflyer who helped raise Merry. Total creeper. (He was actually mentioned in a previous chapter but I didn’t feel like mentioning him then/his presence in that chapter wasn’t really important)
It’s totally okay to grope chicks with your tentacle penises when they have no idea what those tentacles are used for!
Sex: Some oral business.
I’m amazed with the blowjob scene that LKH didn’t have Merry shove her mouth over Sholto’s non-erect penis like she has Anita Blake do CONSTANTLY. Apparently girl loves sucking a floppy dong, balls and all.