Suddenly I feel arms snaking around my waist. “Gotcha!!” Alexei smirks as he lifts me up, making me stand on the bench. “Hey shorty!” I laugh looking down on him and jump into his arms. “What are you guys doing?” He asks, eying the tequila and shot glasses on the table.
“We were just celebrating their mate bond and our win. You wanna join?” I smile and he looks around, like he is looking for someone. “Sure, just gotta check in with Anatoli and his mate Tarja. You believe that Anatoli hooked on a girl.” He shakes his head, a look of disbelieve crossing his face.
“Guys, can they all join in?” I ask the rest of the table, I am excited for the guys to join in. I mean, I had a great time with Alexei today and Anatoli isn’t too bad either. “Sure, I’ll get more glasses and another bottle.” Poté says while standing up to get more booze.
ADRIANAAs soon as they’re gone Alexei grabs my thighs and pulls me on his lap, making me straddle him. Eyes full of predatorial lust rake my body. My skirt rides up my thighs and my arousal by his sudden display of dominance stenches the air between us.I know it is the alcohol and the fact that I haven’t had a good fuck in at least 2 months, but I want him, all of him. As this realization dawns on me he must have seen it in my eyes.He doesn’t waist a second, kisses my neck and drags his tongue to my ear. His hand grabs my ass cheek, his eyes, now the hard grey of his wolf, staring hungrily at me. I lick my lips and he crashes his on mine, asking for entrance immediately. I open my mouth and his tongue claims dominance over the kiss. He tastes good, like mandarins and whiskey.My hands travel under his shirt, feeling every curve and dip of his well-trained body. I dig my nails in his back when he bites my lip. He pulls my hair, making
ADRIANAThe next morning I wake up feeling satisfied, the hangover isn’t to bad and goddess Alexei really put his money where his mouth is. I blush as I remember how his hands raked my body and loved every curve of it. I take a quick, cold shower before my mind can take a turn for the worst and chuck on some ripped jeans and a green tank top.I smear some mascara on my lashes and sprint downstair to find both Laura and Ben waiting for me. “Hey, where were you last night?” Ben quizzes. “Out dancing and drinking.” I say and dart out the door before he can give me a third-degree hearing.I mind link Jenna on the way to the breakfast tables. “Babe, are you at the town square?” “Sure am, I’m sitting in the far-right corner! See you in a bit.” She closes the mind link and I hurry down to the town square.I pick up something to eat and sit down next to Jenna. She is munching on some pancakes and smiles
Alexei and I join Anatoli, Tarja and the rest of his packmates for lunch. Borya and Pavel also have found their mates, Natalia from Poland is Borya’s mate and Pavel is mated to Megara.“Hey girl! How are you and Pavel for a mate!?” I pull her in for a hug and look her up and down a bit. She blushes and he nudges her encouragingly. “Yeah, we found each other this morning at breakfast.” She melts into his side, next to him she is even tinier. He plants a kiss on her head.“How ‘bout you guys? I mean your not mates, right?” Megara asks, you can see the gears in her mind working, trying to wrap her head around what it is between Alexei and I. “Nah, we’re just friends. What’s for lunch?” I wave her question away quickly before she can ask much more about what happened between him and I. I mean I had a good time and I’m down for a second time, but I don’t want everyone to know.After l
ALEXIS I turn on my hind legs and mid stride tendrils of the fog lick and curl around my paws. The fog feels cold, so cold to my fur, it penetrates my muscles, reaches my bones. The temperature around me dropping as it crawls further and envelopes me. My muscles grow stiff and I loose feeling in them, I try to take another step but all I can do is groan and fall down. Adriana violently trashes herself at the wall I use to block her out, screaming at me to let her through. But i can't, it hurts me to do this but I can’t have a repeat of what happened on the snowy mountain yesterday. “Keep it the fuck down!” I growl at her, pushing her back further and fortifying the wall even more. The fog has me completely paralyzed, stealing my strength from me. I push and push, but it also somehow forms a mental blockage, no matter what I try I can’t form a single mind link to any of my pack mates or friends. Fear starts creeping up on me, ragged breaths leave cloud
ADRIANAI wake up to an annoying beeping sound, it’s repetitive and crawls under my skin, pushing the sleep out of my body. Beep.. beep.. beep.. beep.. beep.. it just keeps ringing. I try to open my eyes, they’re sticky and a bit groggy. It’s still dark around me and I have to focus to make anything of my surroundings.Two large windows on my left, a cabinet with a big chair in the corner, the door on my right side and a small cabinet with a cardiac monitor right next to my hospital bed. Wait, why am I not in my own bed?Memories of what happened in the forest hit me like a tsunami. How I left Tarja up the rocky wall to wait for Anatoli. How I ventured into a part of the forest I hadn’t been before, how the birds stopped chirping and the temperature dropped as soon as that creepy fog came drifting in. The man in the fog, with that, Goddess help me, delicious scent and the sparks that ignited on Alexis her fur when he ran his fingers throu
ADRIANA I hear someone running down the hallway, skidding to a halt in front of the door and slamming it open. “Adriana! You’re up!” Jenna darts through the room and lunges over the bed and squeezes me in her arms. “Will you never ever do that again! You scared us all shitless!” She sobs, crushing me in her arms. I groan under the weight of my best friend. “Maybe you should let her breath again babe.” Ximena chuckles, leaning against the doorway. Jenna quickly loosens her grip on me and sits beside me on the bed. “Thanks.” I breath. “Good to see you up, how are.. eeh is your shirt ripped? What the fuck did my brother do?” Anger flares in Ximena’s brown eyes, she pulls my shirt to the side and when she sees my pierced skin she loses it. “I’m going to skin that fucker alive!” She storms out my room, screaming for her brother. “What happened?” Jenna asks on a soft tone and I tell her how I woke and he stalked towards me, sniffed me and pretty much
SANTIAGOGuilt hits me, hard. I know it was a shitty move to mark her to get her to shut op and comply, but I didn’t think about the consequences at that time. If she just listened, or at least didn’t fight back that hard, I wouldn’t have let myself go too that point of no return.If what just happened in the hallway gives me any indication on what the future will hold, she will make the house come down when she comes by. I just hope she will eventually understand why I did what I did, that’s enough, I can work with understanding.Teresa senses my inner turmoil. “Don’t worry too much about it, the bond will do its work.” She tucks the book under her arm again and faces me. “The nurse will be here any minute to clean Adriana’s bandages, I will evaluate with her what is the best course to clean her blood.” Teresa walks out the door, leaving me with my thoughts.I pace through the little room, one e
ADRIANA I twist and turn, but I can’t get into a good position. I try to turn on my side but something is limiting my range of motion, or someone. My whole side is warm and it sparkles, the air around me smells like sweet cardamon, black pepper and some hints of cedar wood. I open my eyes and look through the corner of my eye to the man beside me, softly snoring and lost in a deep sleep. I struggle to remember who he is and why I feel so at ease laying beside him. Than like a tidal wave the memories of the other night flood me, washing over me and leaving me breathless. My body tenses. He’s the Alpha, my mate and me marked me, like really marked me! Just because he couldn’t win the argument. My mind is a mess, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am laying here beside him, so at ease, in what is definitely his bed and his room. My gaze drifts to the hard lines on his face, they are much softer then the last time I saw him, his stubble is a mess