...this because one of her hands snakes down so she can touch herself. Her fingers lightly brush him as they move together.
She whimpering and he knows she's close and everything is too much and he's trying to hold on for her.
"Mako," she finally keens as she clenches him tightly.
"Korra," he responds just as needy as he spills inside of her.
They stay connected, foreheads touching as they catch their breaths. This is different than their previous trysts and he wonders if part of this is everything that's bothering her.
The water around them has cooled. "Are you-" he begins.
"Don't speak," she interrupts. She's much more expressive about her feelings than he is but she still holds back.
He kisses her tenderly. "I'm here, if you need me," he admits. Suddenly he's afraid she'll say she doesn't need him because he knows he needs her. He's never needed anyone like he needs her. It's different from how he feels about Bolin and he's not sure if he likes this new vulnerability.
She silent for longer than he likes and he prepares a lie that he will tell himself about how her rejection doesn't hurt. "I know," she finally says and he feels like he can breathe again. "I know you're here when I'm ready to talk."
She's not perfect and...