byok ([personal profile] byok) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2017-04-17 08:51 am

Never to touch and never to keep

the non-sexual touch turned romantic or erotic meme

It's said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A touch, one between people who have more than just something together whether they know it or not, can be worth a million. This meme is to celebrate those intimate touches...with a twist. Almost no touch here is sexual, at least overtly, yet with the right chemistry, things can heat up romantically or erotically. This might not even be caused by the sensation caused by the touch itself - or perhaps it is - but rather the sentiment behind the gesture.

Not a smut player? That's fine. There is a tuned-up emotional aspect to all this as well, as has been mentioned. Be sure to include that you'd prefer things to stay a little less steamy the more hands-on things become.

With all that said, let's put that thousand words to rest. Instead, reach out and touch someone.

  • Comment with your character and preferences. Remember to say if you don't want smut.
  • Reply to others.
  • Use RNG. Don't use RNG. It's you're choice.

  1. Chest
  2. Inner arm
  3. Upper arm
  4. Small of the back
  5. Forehead
  6. Face
  7. Ears
  8. Lips
  9. Neck
  10. Nape of the neck
  11. Stomach
  12. Hips
  13. Soft kisses on parts of the body
  14. Upper leg
  15. Lower leg
  16. Ankles
  17. Feet
  18. Touching old scars
  19. Hand kiss
  20. Wiping away tears
  21. Cleaning - whether bathing or with wash rags or towels
  22. Tending to injuries
  23. Massage
  24. Hand holding
  25. Encouragement or cheer up touch
  26. Desire to be close
  27. Embrace
  28. Bodies barely touching
  29. Pressed close in bed or on the couch while cuddling
  30. Flirtatious or trying to be sexual
  31. Keeping them from going away
  32. Before separation
  33. After a long while
  34. Comfort while sick or upset
  35. Teasing or edging close to naughty territory
  36. Accidental touch
  37. Playing them like a harp because you know they want to be touched
  38. Indirect intimacy. No touching the obvious spots!
  39. You can't hold out, you've got to indulge and touch everywhere
  40. Hand kink; you can't get enough of the way their hands feel

orcsurfing: (totally a virgin)

[personal profile] orcsurfing 2017-05-05 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
And just like that, all the clouds of doubts and concerns dissipated. That was something Legolas understood easily. And more than that, he had no reason not to believe or distrust Fenris in this. So he rested their foreheads together, smiling broad and tipped forward just so that their noses brushed together. He was in no hurry whatsoever, even with the heat rolling through his veins at that sound Fenris had made moments earlier. Affection and care were always worth expressing, after all. Whether it was in gesture or word.

"As you have mine," his heart, freely offered with no fear at all. "I promise you, I will care for it and never let harm come to it."

Starting at the ear, his fingers slid a little farther back, slipping into those silvery white locks.
angsty_porcupine: credit: ? (Smirk)

[personal profile] angsty_porcupine 2017-05-06 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Fenris cannot help but grin as Legolas pressed their foreheads together, and let out a breath he did not know he had been holding. His cheeks were still tinged pink from the noise he'd made earlier. This soft -almost chaste- show of affection makes him so happy it's almost strange. But then again he'd never proclaimed his love for someone either.

"I welcome the same responsibility." His face almost hurts from how much he's smiling. The hands on Legolas' chest move to his back as he presses himself against his prince. "So now you really are my prince."

Fenris moans again, much softer this time, gasping when those lovely fingers move into his hair. He can't hold back from kissing anymore and places a very soft one to Legolas' lips. "So.. how long has it been that you have been wanting me?" A question followed by a teasing smirk.
orcsurfing: (you look terrible :>)

[personal profile] orcsurfing 2017-05-06 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
As if Legolas would answer that! Well, he would, but perhaps not exactly right away, not without making Fenris work for his answer. Instead he returns that smirk, chasing after those lips and that quick, soft peck. His response comes in a murmur against Fenris's lips. "Next you will ask me if I had thought of touching you in the privacy of my room," he murmured with a soft hum. "Then pry deeper into these exact thoughts?"

Teasing for teasing, and being in no hurry at all, Legolas allowed his other arm to wind loosely around Fenris's shoulder, while the hand in his hair played with the soft strands. He could, now, and it brought him no small amount of joy and pleasure. It all brought them closer, chest to chest, hip to hip.

"What if I will share only should it be a fair exchange?"

A secret for a secret!
angsty_porcupine: credit: ? (Smirk)

[personal profile] angsty_porcupine 2017-05-06 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"My my, I did not know you could read minds my sweet Legolas. So many surprises today." He nips softly at the elf's lips, letting his hands smooth down that strong back and stop just above the curve of his ass. Of course he was thinking of such things, especially with how they have pressed themselves against each other.

Fenris may never understand the significance of their culture's hair-touching, but now he's grateful he's never touched anyone else's on accident. Not that he'd want to, only Legolas' hair held any temptation for him.

"An exchange? Well then I'll go first." Fenris darts past Legolas' lips to whisper in his ear, low and rumbling. "Since my second week here I've wondered how it would feel to be under you."
orcsurfing: (old as balls)

I return!!

[personal profile] orcsurfing 2017-05-20 06:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Had he truly been able to read minds, then seeing such thoughts lurk in Fenris's head would have likely flustered him immensely, every time. Especially out there, among the others. Here and now, it was not so scandalising anymore, not when they knew where they stood with each other. So while his pale skin did colour with a flush to a becoming shade of pink, he did not give an inch of space. There was no panic, no embarrassment, just acceptance.

Legolas huffed a laugh, turning his head too, so his lips moved against Fenris's ear in return when he spoke.

"And for so long you had to hold back?" A low, sweet murmur, before he continued on with his side of the exchange, "It had come in stages to me, in turn, first how would it feel to run my hands through your hair, to trace the edge of your ear, to follow each and every line of these lyrium tattoos... gradually such thoughts overcame me with a growing intensity."

Vague and not particularly explicit, leaving a lot up to the imagination, but even in this, he had to tease.
angsty_porcupine: credit: (fluffly bangs - default face)


[personal profile] angsty_porcupine 2017-05-21 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
The rosy shade of pink that Legolas turns sends sparks through his chest. He's never got to witness such a thing before, especially from someone so ethereal as the elf wrapped around him. There's a definite sense of pride that Legolas would show such emotion in front of him.

He holds Legolas just a little tighter, shivering again as those soft lips and warm breath brush against his ear. For as lewd as his confession was, even just soft touches like this were things he'd day-dreamed.

"It's been torturous, let me assure you." Fenris listens closely to Legolas, a flush slowly coming over him as well. Though he can't help his soft snort when Legolas mentions his markings. He can't help but tease him. "Are you sure? They're everywhere."

Fenris turns his head to press a soft kiss to Legolas' cheek as one hand moves back up to his hair. It's amazing how soft it is. "Tell me this isn't a dream."