"No Words"
Author: Pia Pedersen

Summary: Will & Deanna make a pact of silence


Disclaimer: It's Paramount's. Not mine.


"Will ---"

Deanna breathed his name and he smiled, putting a finger to her lips.

"No words," he whispered softly. "We said 'no words', remember?"

She fell back in bed, bringing him with her and rejoicing in the passion of his kiss.

They had been apart for so long; it had been years since they had allowed themselves to give into their emotions like this. Tonight was the first night of the rest of their lives, and they had made a pact that whatever they wanted to say on this special evening they would say it with their bodies and their hearts.

Deanna had been genuinely surprised when Will had suggested it, but she had accepted the 'challenge', as he'd called it.

She hadn't thought it would be this hard.

He was doing incredible things to her body, making her feel more like a goddess than a woman - and she wanted to scream, to call out for him, make him put out the fires that his touch had ignited within her.

Her very soul was on fire ...

Will felt Deanna's heart beat like thunder in her chest as he kissed her deeply, opening his soul for her and letting his love flow over her, the love that had always been there - in the depths of his heart, solely for her.

Deanna shuddered in his embrace, completely overwhelmed by the power of his emotions, and he held her tight to him as they melted into each other, caught up in the rush of adrenalin and the sheer pleasure of being so close again.

~ Imzadi ... ~

Will held his breath as he felt the intimate brush of her thoughts against his; and she smiled up at him.

The happiness in her eyes was everything that Riker had ever wanted to see.

Every ambition he had ever had became utterly insignificant in comparison to the sight of the light and stars in her eyes.

He had hurt her deeply in the past; so deeply that he had been afraid she would never forgive him, and maybe she hadn't, but tonight that didn't matter.

Tonight he wanted to make her happy, make her see that all he ever truly wanted was to do just that.

She moved against him, and feeling her breath on his face Will lost any and all sense of reality.

They sailed away on a sea of passionate emotion, never once letting go of each other and never breaking eye contact.

All they ever wanted to share with one another was right there, in her onyx eyes and his blue ones.

~ See? ~

Will smiled into Deanna's hair as they rested in each other's arms.

~ We have no need for words. ~

~ No. ~

Her laughter filled his mind, and he had never felt better in his entire life.

To Will Riker this was the best feeling in the Universe ... to have Deanna Troi in his arms and in his mind.

This was how it was meant to be for them.

This was love.