Looking up at the tree line as the sun painted the sky with oranges and purples. Annie let out a sigh. There were three of them. She wondered why her parents hadn’t told them?
If they didn’t know, did that mean that she and Abby were adopted?
The fluttering kick moved over her stomach and she pressed a hand to her belly. She could understand how hard it would be to have three babies at once. The thought filled her with nervous anxiety. She didn’t know if she could do this.
She would raise three babies.
Would they look like her or Beau? She hoped they looked more like her. She didn’t need the constant reminder of their father. With things going so well with Candy and Stolas, she was just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
In quiet moments like this, she could almost imagine his voice as he would hold h
“It’s going to be okay, sunflower.” Stolas whispered, their steps were loud in the quiet hallway as they rushed towards the clinic.Opening the door, Candy stepped into the room. Her steps sure and swift as she led them past her mother’s small office to the set of rooms that had been setup for births. She looked back at Stolas as he sat Annie down in the birthing area. The dimly lit room dominated by the large birthing tub.“Turn the water on as cold as it will go.” He said helping Annie pull her dress off as she looked up at him with glassy eyes and flushed skin. She pressed herself against him, grabbing him by the front of the shirt and pressing her lips to his.Candy adjusted the taps above the large tub. She didn’t understand what was going on. She trusted Stolas. As the water started to fill the tub she pulled out her phone, scrolling through the contacts until she reached her mother. “Who are you calling?” Stolas asked as he pulled away from Annie, guiding her to the water as he
Stolas hissed as he lowered himself into the hot water. He sat down, watching as Candy brought her hand up to Annie’s cheek, guiding her to look up at her. She pressed her lips to Annie’s.Candy’s tongue moving along the seam of Annie’s lips as Candy brought her hands up, cupping Annie’s breasts.Annie let out a small gasp as Candy rolled her nipples between her thumb and forefingers. She could feel Candy smile against her lips as her tongue moved into her mouth. Caressing the roof of her mouth before skimming over her teeth, finally moving against her tongue. She jumped, feeling Stolas’ fingers moving over her hipbones. Tracing the curve before moving lower, his thumb moving over her clit with soft yet firm touches.Annie pulled away to look at him, “But Candy hasn’t-”“It’s okay,” Candy said, plucki
Annie let out a gasp as she brought her hand up to her mouth, her eyes wide.“She’s healing, slowly. I don’t know how she survived it.” Doc said as she finished hooking up the IV. Already Amelia’s skin was healing. Annie looked at the sinew man as he pushed his thick auburn hair over his shoulder. He stood beside her sister’s unconscious form. His eyes red-rimmed as his fingers hovered over her hand as if he were scared to touch her.“Drake know you’re here?” Doc asked and he looked up at her. “Or is that a question I should leave alone?”Sin didn’t say anything as he let out a shuddering breath.“He won’t hurt anyone here.” Stolas said, moving closer to his brethren.Doc looked at him, her eyebrows raised as she pressed her lips together. Nostrils
Candy moved to the door, pulling it open and stepping into the hallway. “Dev, wait up.”“Candy,” he said, turning to look back at her. His green eyes filled with worry. She wished that there was something she could do, some words she could give him that would ease his fear. If it were Annie she had to protect, she’d do the same. Candy didn’t think she’d ever need to protect Stolas, but if she had to, there was no doubt that she would protect him just as fiercely.“Wait to talk to Drake before you go.” She said, as she moved closer to them. Anna’s eyes were unseeing, and she worried about what had happened to the girl when she was with Nash to make her close off like that.“I don’t want to put the pack in danger, bringing the dragon elders here...” Dev paused, running a hand thro
“Sam, can you help me over to my sisters?” Abby asked Sam, batting her long lashes. Candy’s cheeks shook as she tried to hold in her laughter. She closed her eyes, tilting her head back as she regained her composure.Wrapping her arms around Annie’s waist, Candy rested her hands on Annie’s stomach. She felt the press of a foot or hand against her and she opened her eyes with a grin. She rested her head on Annie’s shoulder when she felt it. The pull of energy that was almost painful.Stolas let out a sigh of relief, his body relaxing as Annie pulled from Candy.“Yeah, babe.” Sam said as he moved to Abby’s side. Wrapping his arm around her waist as he helped her hop down from the table. Candy wanted to tell her to stay back, but she couldn’t find the words.Annie opened her eyes, watching as her siste