< Aero >
My jaw tensed at the temper simmering inside me. I had no desire to hold a woman’s hand, but I didn’t have a choice. I had to keep up appearances.
The bride, however, lifted her hands up without a second thought and waited for me to hold it.
When the high priest cleared his throat, that was when I realized I hadn’t actually moved yet.
With a deep breath to settle my developing temper, I accepted her hands, enveloping them with my large palm.
“Your Majesty, you may now say your vows,” the old man stated. I gave him an arched brow. What did he say again?
“Start with your bride’s name, Your Majesty, and say your vows loudly for all to hear,” he reminded.
I had to take another deep breath to control the growing turmoil inside me. Fuck! Why must there be
< Serena >I sat stiffly on my seat whilst looking down on the celebration in front of me. Every guest were laughing and lively and really enjoying the moment. I envied them. This was exactly what I envisioned my wedding reception to be, but unfortunately, I married the wrong man.That aforementioned wrong man sat next to me, on his throne that looked very striking. It was literally an enormous head of an animal—a wolf most likely—with its mouth filled with serrated teeth and opened wide to accommodate my husband's royal butt.Ever since the wedding ceremony ended, he had been sporting a rather unreadable expression on his face. It was not a scowl or a frown. Just a blank face. He would show a smile when needed, but I knew he was just faking it like I was.I clearly remembered everything that went down on that ceremony. I remembered the bright light in the form of chains and how it left a
< Aero >I didn’t wait for tomorrow. I had to know now, so I called for an emergency meeting with all of my council including the high priest that presided my wedding and the royal augur of my father, Sedsah. As one of the best augur in the realms, I needed to seek his thoughts regarding the magical event that happened earlier. I was that desperate.As I sat on my seat impatiently, I stared at them when they entered the conference room. I could see the look of confusion in their eyes and saw the unexpressed question swirling in their heads. Why would I want to be with them when I was just married? I should have been on top of my new wife right now pounding her ass off.I grumbled in my thoughts. Huh. They should know better.Elijah who had been standing next to me remarked inside my head, ‘Look at that. They are quite pissed off with your sudden call for
< Serena >I wasted my time worrying about our sharing of a room when it turned out, my new husband had another plan in mind. In the middle of the celebration, I saw him leave in a hurry and this was after he called a blue-haired man, his second-in-command maybe, and conversed through whispers.I cared less what they were talking about. Anyway, I couldn't hear a word they said because of the noise inside the throne room. A little later after he vanished, men in lavish suits—the royal council—as far as I know, stood up and left the party.I recognized them in a gathering I attended a day earlier with Elijah. That gathering was weird in a way. It was held in the highest mountain in the kingdom, over a stretch of grassy clearing a kilometre away from the castle. There were a lot of attendees. I say tens of thousands probably. The same as in the wedding.I re
< Aero >I didn't know what came over me. I felt a burning desire I had never felt before in my entire life. A burning desire to possess a woman. And not just any woman.Serena.I couldn't get her out of my head despite trying to: her brown, wavy hair, her hazel eyes, her rosy cheeks, her overall bearing and of course, her lips—those pale pink flesh that I had tasted during our wedding.Being a woman, I should be loathing everything about her, but I found myself leaning in another direction.Fuck.I grabbed the chalice on the table filled with my favorite wine straight from Hest, the realm of magical creatures. The grapes in their kingdom were the best, and it was known far and wide. Trying to contain the woman's thoughts from taking over my control, my grip of the chalice tightened and consequently, it dented.&
< Serena >I didn’t need a translator to tell me what the wolf wanted to do. I mean come on, what else would we be doing in the bed other than... It was crazy of me to even think such. That would be beastiality and obviously gross.But of course, the wolf could always turn back into its human form like those ones I saw in Teen Wolf and would have me come face to face with my new husband and his uhm...naked form.Technically, if this was a real wedding, we’d already be exercising our husband and wife rights, but this was far than real. He couldn’t possibly be wanting to do that now when he strongly expressed his dislike on women a day ago.What changed?But as I waited, he didn’t change into his human form. He just snapped at me and continued pointing to his king-sized bed with his snout.Truthfully, I loved how his wolf looked. Sure it still scared me, bu
< Aero >Despite calling it back, my wolf stayed on the surface, deeply focused on its intent to ravish the woman. I felt its need on her... Its hunger... Its craving... Its intention to strip her naked and give her the best fucking a woman could get. I tried hard to ignore those thoughts, but we were one. I felt it too, burning me, coaxing me to give in.But I was as hardheaded as my wolf was. I didn't relent to its temptation."I thought you hate women," she voiced out; her eyes a look of betrayal and hurt. “Did you change your mind?"Her words somehow got me big time. It stung but I was grateful she reminded me about that.I had always believed that anger and hate could always surpass any other emotion. Luckily, it was the exact case for me now. I used my anger to gain back control of my person and easily my wolf was suppressed. Under the cover of the mist, I transformed into my human form.
< Serena >A month had passed since my still unexplained travel to a different realm. Because of that experience, my perspective in life had changed. I saw the world on a grander scale now and I saw myself in it like an ant, so small and insignificant yet essential.I also saw werewolf shows in televisions quite funny. Their version of the beast didn't do justice at all to the real deal. But of course, I could be biased. Aero was royalty after all, and a king no less, so his wolf was expected to be magnificent.These thirty days hadn't been easy for me. I thought I'd come to think of my experience as only a dream but day by day, the memories of Phanteon and especially of its King haunted me. The castle, the manor, the wedding, the kiss, and the King's face were vivid still.The subject of my dreams were him. Always him. Worse, it was that kind of dream one could only see in erotic movies:
< Serena >A bright flash of light welcomed me at the end of the portal. I winced and in reflex, used my hand to cover my eyes. When the bright light faded, I adjusted myself to the surroundings and saw where I was.I was in a cave and the biggest I had been in my entire life. The stalagmites and stalactites were colossal. There was a narrow river a few paces behind me and the water was running into a darkened path. In front of me was an altar of some sort with lots of incense burning that my nostrils didn't particularly like."Look what we have here," someone said nearby. It was from a man's, and I wouldn't have known him to be short and stout if he didn't step into the light with me.I furrowed my brows, confused with what was happening. The environment itself made me nervous, but I tried to calm myself. It was the only way since I basically entered the portal without thinking of the co