“What the hell happened out there?” Ashton asked the second we entered my chamber, my heart raced as I realized that I was just standing in front of the king, looking him in the eye, while calming a furious wolf, which happened to be Nathan.
“Nathan had his father on death point, that’s what happened” I said looking my best friend in the eye, his blue eyes widened in surprise as he sat on the couch in front of me, the scratch on my neck stained the dress that I was wearing, but it was honestly the least of my concern right now.
“What do you mean, he had his father on death point?” Ashton asked slowly, his fingers running through his hair in a nervous manner.
“I was coming back here from the garden when a guard pulled my arm roughly, I tried removing my arm from his but bloody hell was he strong…”
“How the bloody hell am I supposed to know his
Kiara:“How?” I asked looking at the mark on Ashton’s wrist, he smiled and covered his wrist once again, his eyes looking into mine, while I looked at him as if he’d grown a second head.“Do you want to hear a story?”“Ashton”“Yes Kiara?”“How do you have the same mark?”“That’s what the story is going to reveal”I looked at him, eyeing his expression, trying to read it, but he gave me nothing, not a single clue of what he was on about, I nodded, my eyebrow still raised, though this time I kept my distance to look him in the eye, he chuckled seeing as now I was suddenly less relaxed or at ease.“Have you ever heard of Prontose?”“King of the sea? We used to tell his stories to the children back home” I said smiling at the memory when we would all be seated around the bonfire we started, and we’d be sha
Nathan:I ran as fast as I could, feeling alive for the first time in forever.My mind racing as I realized that I admitted to Kiara that she was my mate, my wolf forcing me to do so, the way she had instantly calmed me, her eyes on me, her fingers ruffling with my fur in such a gentle manner that had me purring in delight.Reaching the palace, the day coming to an end after my long run around the forest, having reached the riverbank where Kiara had been living with her friends for who knows how long, I laid there, imagining how they would sit around what looked like a bonfire area, the sheets that were draped over two trees as if used to conceal the girls or lads who slept there, imagining them sitting on a rock, under the shade of a tree, their late night conversations, their satisfaction after they’ve completed something they set their minds to.I couldn’t help but purr as I found what looked like Kiara’s blue dress which I’ve s
Kiara:“Mathew?”“Yes, as far as I know and so far, he’s the youngest child of Deniz and the youngest descendant of Prontose” Ashton said answering me, my eyes widened as I took in what he said.“Ashton, you’re saying that the child we’ve been raising, that we found in front of that orphanage is our little brother?” I asked looking him in the eye, my eyes widened as I processed something “you are my big brother?”“Talk about slow processing” Ashton rolled his eyes, crossing his arms over his chest as he raised an eyebrow at me “yes, I am ‘your big brother’, like that fact is going to change anything since we’ve always acted as so anyway”“Well, yes, but now you get to go all big brother protective mode, and I get to say nothing about it” I pouted, Ashton laughed and wrapped his arms around me, tickling me making me laugh, as his f
Nathan:I could feel my mate’s heart race as I stood close to her, my body shielding hers as I stood towering her, her soft breathing, her intoxicating scent, everything about her was addicting, and the fact that she was confused about feeling the mating pull, how her body was going on its own instinct despite what she didn’t understand, only made the whole thing more appealing.“Do you really believe, a wolf, would be lying to a girl about being her mate?” I asked, my voice just above a whisper, only for her ears to hear, my wolf purring making her body give in to me.She didn’t answer for a few minutes, seeming in triumph, at loss for words maybe, her heart was still racing and I had to fight the urge to take her here and now as tension filled the air, and not the uncomfortable one, I kissed her jaw, just below her earlobe, hearing her breath get caught in her throat, getting the reaction I wanted, feeling her body heat up as I kn
Nathan:“Princess, the wound is still bleeding, but we’re going to clean it and change the bandage” I heard the castle nurse speak to Kiara inside her room, I nodded at the guards who were standing at her door to knock it, smelling my mate’s blood made my wolf whimper, but I also knew that it was prove for everyone to see that she had found her mate, just the simple thought of that calmed me and my wolf down.“Come in” I heard Kiara say from inside and the guard opened the door, our eyes met as I saw the nurse take off the bloodied bandage and throwing it in a bag, before she started cleaning the dried blood which was around the wound, the mark of Deniz now more visible as the blood had started clotting in some areas, her eyes darted toward the mark as she examined it before she turned her attention back to me, her eyes looking into mine.“Does it hurt?” I asked Kiara who shrugged, wincing making me raise an eyebro
Kiara:“Thank you for today” I smiled once we reached my chamber’s door, the guards and maids who were situated there had gone their own ways at the prince’s nod for them to leave, giving him and some privacy.“It was nothing love, I would’ve done more, but we’ve got a whole life ahead of us together” Nathan said softly, I smiled feeling my heart skip a beat at the thought and seeing that, Nathan smiled and leaned kissing my cheek, letting his lips linger there for a few seconds, causing sparks to run through my body as he pulled away to look me in the eye.Slowly, he leaned in to me, his face inches from mine as our breaths mixed, allowing me to pull away if I wanted to, and despite me not wanting to, I couldn’t give in this easily, I moved my face to the side and his lips met my cheek, he didn’t move or say anything as he slowly kissed the side of my face, jawline, until reaching the corner of my lips
Nathan:I ran my fingers through my hair as the last of the men left the meeting room leaving me alone.It was half past seven and I knew that I had ditched Kiara, though I didn’t have any other option as we had trouble happening back in the kingdom, the wolves got into endless fights with the humans, thinking that they were stronger than they were, which in reality they were, the wolves decided to follow no rules and start raiding the human stores, houses, and parks.I tapped my finger over the table, my mind racing for a solution to the problem I suddenly had in hand, it wasn’t like it was the first day the humans and wolves lived with one another, and yet, they were acting as if it was the first time they ever met, I sighed standing up to find the door of the office being opened and Daniel walked inside surprising me.“Is everything alright Daniel?” I asked frowning in confusion.“Princess Kiara…”<
Kiara:We were sitting on the floor of Nathan’s veranda after finishing the dishes, the maids and servants brought what we cooked there, having been surprised that I had the prince clean the mess with me, seeing his hands wet and filled with soap as he helped me out.Pillows surrounded us as the table was set in front of us somewhat forgotten while we talked, Nathan sat with his back against a pillow, one leg crossed under him while he raised the other, resting his arm on his knee, I sat cross legged in front of him, my knees exposed, though he didn’t seem to mind.“When I was younger, I loved going out to the garden to watch the stars, mother found out about it and scolded me for hours, since it wasn’t really allowed to go out without a guard in the castle, especially at night, and I was seven or eight at the time, but she had me moved to a chamber with a veranda the next week, giving me a chance to stargaze whenever I felt like it&rdquo