"Elpis is good like that," Lyra agreed, and felt silly that she hadn't considered it before. Of course Little could use a little Hope.
"My desire is you," Lyra said, kissing him again softly, her hands sliding down his arms to settle on his waist. "And my opinion is, please be careful. I know no one could really hurt you but... be careful anyway. I like when you come home to me at the end of the night." At she said it, one of the hands moved from his waist and slid slowly up along the inside of his thigh.