Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Steve/Diana, Aphrodite, Queen Hippolyta, Athena, Mala
Series Notes: I’ve collected all my Steve/Diana stories that take place early in their relationship under the title The Princess And The Pilot. The entire series can be found here.
Genres: Challenge, Drama, First Time, Romance
Rating (this chapter): NC-17
Claim: For the dcu_freeforall Challenge (Diana/Steve)
Prompt: T 14; P 6: Love At First Sight
Prompt Count: (15/15)
General Summary: Destiny is met as it is love at first sight for Steve and Diana.
Chapter Summary: Steve learns about the Amazons while Aphrodite and Athena summon Hippolyta.
Date Of Completion: February 3, 2012
Date Of Posting: June 10, 2012
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1872
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: Also written for my 2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge. Prompts: Angel (Term Of Endearment), Fallen Angel.
"IT IS TIME"
Mists of time,
For the day
When we strike out
To Man’s World
The Amazon Way.
Diana nodded, a little nervous at what Steve’s reaction would be to this revelation.
He smiled like a burst of sunshine. Relieved, Diana hugged him.
Steve’s eyes sparkled as he held Diana’s hand. They were sitting on the beach facing Paradise Island.
“So you’re descended from the mythical Amazons?”
”Not exactly.” At Steve’s quizzical look Diana continued, “We are not descendants. We are the original Amazons.”
Steve’s eyes widened. “Then you’re centuries old?”
“My Mother and Sisters are. I came along much later.”
“How long have your people sequestered yourselves from the world?”
“Over two centuries.”
Diana cocked her head. “You seem very accepting of this.”
Steve laughed. “Guess I am. Well, I figure in a world with Superman in it holds all sorts of wonders.”
She laughed. “A good way to put it.”
“When can I go over and visit?” Steve asked eagerly.
Diana bit her lip. “I am sorry, Steve, but you cannot.”
“Why? I’m much better now.”
“Because no man shall ever set food on Paradise Island. It is Aphrodite’s Law.”
This information did shock Steve. “Why, Angel?”
“Men betrayed my Mother and Sisters in a horrific way.” Steve squeezed her hand. “It happened centuries ago. My mother fell for the charms of Heracles, who betrayed her. The Goddesses were angry at my mother’s foolishness and the Amazons were taken into slavery by Heracles and his men. They were humiliated and assaulted in unimaginable ways.”
“I’m sorry, Angel.”
Diana clearly saw the distress in Steve’s face. “It is not your fault, Steve.”
“I know. I just…” Steve shook his head. “I’m afraid that my gender doesn’t have the best track record dealing with yours.”
Diana felt a swell of love and pulled Steve to her, holding him close. When they parted, she said, “You must not speak of this to anyone in man’s World. Our shame must remain our own to be claimed by us.” She held up her arm. “These Bracelets of Submission symbolize our history and what we have done to overcome it.”
Steve touched her bracelet. “You can remove these?”
She shook her head. “If the bracelets are removed, an Amazon loses control.” She said nothing further.
“What happens if a man sets foot on Paradise Island?”
“We lose our beauty and immortality. We would age and return to dust.”
Steve swallowed. “We can’t have that.” He touched her face. “I won’t tell anyone about your happy community here.” He glanced over at the city. “Can you come back with me, Angel?”
Her chest tightened. “I cannot, Steve. I must stay here.”
He closed his eyes briefly. When he opened them, she could clearly read his sorrow. “And I can’t stay here.” Diana covered his hand with hers. They remained silent until Steve said, “Then we’d better enjoy what time we have together.”
“Yes.” Diana drew Steve into a kiss. She would not waste a moment.
“Yes, my Lady?”
Aphrodite floated serenely in the Temple as incense burned beneath her image. “Captain Trevor is close to full recovery.”
“Yes, he will be leaving us soon.”
“He must be escorted back. He cannot be found here by his people.”
“Very well, I shall select an Amazon…”
Aphrodite held up a hand. Athena appeared beside her, golden armor shining.
“There shall be a contest. The Champion shall return permanently to Man’s World with Captain Trevor,” said Aphrodite.
“But why?” Hippolyta asked.
“It is time for the Amazon Way to be presented to Man’s World.”
Hippolyta felt as if she had received a blow to the stomach. “But why? We were promised peace and safety here after the Bondage Times.”
“You shall still be protected,” said Athena. “We will not allow you to suffer, Hippolyta, but after centuries of peace, it is time to make your presence known again in the world. Paradise Island will still remain hidden from the eyes of man, but your champion will make a difference in this world.”
“But when an Amazon leaves Paradise Island, she forfeits her immortality.”
Aphrodite nodded. “But she will join the great heroes of the world and bring peace and love while being a great Warrior.”
“So the contest shall be conducted in the Old Ways.”
“Yes,” Athena said. “And the old costume shall be worn, along with the gifts.” Athena hold out her hand a gold tiara with a red star in the center appeared. “Made of the hardest steel from Vulcan’s Forge, it will prove a useful weapon.” Hippolyta took the tiara. Next a golden belt materialized. “This is a belt much like yours, Hippolyta. There will be great strength for the champion as the forces of Gaia will be gathered in this belt.” After Hippolyta took it, a shining, golden lasso appeared in Athena’s hand. “This is the Lasso of Truth. Anyone who is subjected to the Lasso must tell the truth.”
Hippolyta took the Golden Lasso. “I shall do as you bid me, Great Goddesses, but I have a question.”
“Speak,” said Aphrodite.
“How did this pilot see our island? He crashed off our shores. Our magical protection should not allow such a thing.”
The Goddesses exchanged looks. Aphrodite said, “It was Destined to be, Daughter.”
Hippolyta was dissatisfied with the answer but knew better than to ask any further.
After the Goddesses faded way, Hippolyta looked at the gifts that she had placed on the altar.
She left the Temple and returned to the Palace. Entering a special room, she gazed at the glass case in the center containing a costume with a star-spangled blue skirt and red bodice imprinted with a gold eagle.
The costume had been intended for use in the 19th century as the idea for an emissary had been brought up but quickly discarded. Hippolyta had designed the outfit herself, glad to indulge her creativity but even happier at the abandonment of the idea.
She was still dubious about this mission but would obey the Goddesses. And the quicker that Captain Trevor was gone, the better. Her daughter was spending far too much time with him.
Infatuation. She put a hand on the glass. She knows not the dark heart of man. Even when it is hidden behind a handsome face.
A determined look came over her face and she left the room.
The contest was summarily announced, Queen Hippolyta careful to stress what the winner would be giving up. Despite that, a dozen Amazons entered the contest.
Diana did not enter, but Hippolyta was certain it was because she was unaware of it.
Diana turned before she entered the tent. “Yes, Mala?”
“The Goddesses have decreed a contest to determine who takes Captain Trevor back to Man’s World.”
“That is wonderful! When is it to be?”
“In two days.”
“I shall go and put my name in.”
“Be aware of the drawbacks.” Mala listed them.
“Thank you, Mala. Would you tell Steve that I will be back soon?”
Diana excitedly headed for the barge. She had her opportunity, a gift from the Goddesses. As she clambered aboard and pushed off with the pole, she was honest enough to admit to herself that she wanted to be with Steve, but that was not the only reason. Her restlessness lately would have spurred her on to enter this contest, Steve or no Steve. She wanted to see the outer world, and not just in books or her mother’s Magic Sphere.
She docked at the pier and hurried up the cliffside steps, heading down the street toward the Palace. It gleamed gold and white, the only higher building the Temple.
Diana found her mother in the Throne Room. “Mother, I wish to sign up for the contest.”
Diana blinked. “What?”
Hippolyta looked wonderfully regal as she sat on her golden throne. “I cannot allow it.”
“But, Mother, I wish to be our people’s representative in the outer world.”
“You would have to leave us. Your birthright of immortality will be lost. You have obligations here as my heir.”
Diana frowned. “You also do not wish me to be with Steve.” At Hippolyta’s silence, she continued, “I love him, Mother.”
“You are infatuated.”
“It is more than that.”
“He is the first man you have ever seen. You are mistaking infatuation for love.”
Diana huffed in annoyance. “Mother…”
Hippolyta held up her hand. “Enough. I have spoken.”
Diana turned away, tears of frustration prickling her eyes. She could try and enter the contest, but the Queen had given her orders. No one would allow her to register.
She returned to Science Island, anger and despair roiling inside of her. Her golden opportunity was slipping through her grasp.
When she came ashore, Mala met her. “You have one anxious amour waiting for you.”
Diana smiled slightly. “Thank you, Mala.”
Mala put a hand on her friend’s arm. “What is wrong, Diana?”
“My mother has forbidden me to enter the contest.”
“Oh, Diana!” Mal’s distress was clear in her face.
They stood in pained silence for a moment, a bird cawing in the trees when Mala snapped her fingers. “I have it!”
“Enter the contest in disguise.”
“Oh, would that not be obvious?”
“No. It is part of our tradition. Amazons are allowed to compete in disguise. There are many reasons why something like that is done.”
Diana looked uncertain. “But to deceive Mother…”
“Is it fair of her to forbid you t be our champion?”
“No.” Determination glinted from Diana’s eyes. “I shall enter the contest.”
Mala nodded and patted Diana’s shoulder.
Steve was standing outside the tent, looking strong and beautiful. He smiled as Diana entered the clearing.
“Business back home, Angel?”
“Yes.” She took his outstretched hands and drew him close, nuzzling his neck. “There will be a contest.”
“Yes, to see who will take you home and be the Amazon representative in Man’s World.”
“That’s wonderful, Angel!”
“I will do my best, Steve.”
They kissed, Diana drawing Steve into the tent. She slipped her chiton off, Steve breathless as he took in her beauty. He removed his own chiton, her eyes drinking in the sight of him. He unlaced his sandals, setting them aside, and slowly unlaced her sandals next.
She lay upon the bed and he followed, kissing her shoulders and breasts while stroking her stomach and thighs. She shivered as his hand touched between her legs. She arched up, his mouth crushing against hers. Kneading and stroking, she squeezed his cock gently as she guided him into her throbbing wetness. He was just as gentle, not wanting to hurt her.
“Thrust upward,” she breathed.
He obeyed, her cry one of pleasure. She began to ride him, thrusting her head back as she keened joyfully.
“Diana!” Steve cried as he felt pleasure jolt through him over and over.
He could feel himself spurt deep within her, her strong muscles milking him as she came with a shout, Steve hearing his name in the throes of passion.
She separated from him and curled up in his welcoming arms.