"Sexual excitement?" Elise dodged his gaze. "You have got to be joking..."
Luke's hold tightened. "Elise, you floated the first time because you were sexually excited by the entertainer." He looked up into her eyes and smiled briefly. "Or at least his butt."
Elise winced and groaned. There had been just a bit more to it than merely staring at his butt.
"Elise." Luke's focus was on her mouth. "I'm not asking for sex, just a kiss."
Elise lifted a sarcastic brow. "You did ask for sex..."
"Elise." Luke looked up and glared. "Kiss me."
"Fine, whatever..." She leaned forward and set her lips against his. His lips were soft.
His mouth opened under hers. Warmth, breath...
It startled her. He opened his mouth to kiss? She felt heat brush her mouth, then withdraw. Curiosity struck and she touched the tip of her tongue to his bottom lip, encountering the damp warmth of his tongue.
He moaned softly, caressing her tongue with his.
She stroked his tongue out of sheer reflex. He tasted of clean, fresh water and something else, something darker, wilder, and exciting ... Her nipples tingled and tightened. Tension coiled low and hot. She shifted restlessly on his lap.
His arms tightened around her and his palms slid lower, one settling on her hip, the other on her butt. He turned his head to cover her mouth more fully and his tongue stroked hungrily. His hips shifted under her.
Liquid heat coiled and spread. Her nipples began to ache. Elise moaned without meaning to.
His knees spread, opening her wider. His hands pressed against her backside, pulling her tight against him.
Elise sucked on his full bottom lip and became aware of a heavy ridge pressing up against the softness of her crotch. She shifted and rubbed against it. Pleasure spiked and spiraled inward. A small needy sound escaped. Her panties dampened.
Something sparked in the back of her skull. She felt a shift in perception, as though the world had moved under her. Her body started to lift from his lap.
Luke's hands tightened around her.
Elise pulled from his mouth and gasped. "Oh, Mercy ... It's ... I'm..."
"Relax, I have you." He looked up at her. "See? Sexual excitement." He smiled. "And you're very strong."
Elise's throat tightened. "And this is going to happen every time I get..."
"Sexually excited, yes." Luke nodded and continued to smile. "You'll eventually learn to trigger your power in other ways, and learn to direct it, but at the moment, your power is manifesting in a cloud around you. That's what's making you float."
Elise trembled in his arms. "Okay, yeah, sure, terrific ... How do I stop it?"
Luke licked his lips. "You orgasm."
Elise sucked in a breath. "What?"
Luke smiled. "Excitement generates power. Orgasm releases it. Masturbate."
"You don't mean..." Elise choked. "Right now?"