Orion leads me through the place and past a lounge room into a kitchen before walking me to a sliding door. He slides it open, and I am blasted by the cold crisp air of the night. Stepping onto the balcony, Orion points to some chairs. I sit on one, peering over the side. I see we are very high up, the lights below look like fairy lights against the snow covered rooftops.
“Don’t ever run from him. Thaddeus is more predator than human,” Orion says, making my eyes snap from the view to him. I watch as he lights up a smoke, and my mouth falls open. He lectures me every time he follows me out for a smoke at work. He chuckles softly. “What?” I raise an eyebrow at him, and he passes the packet to me and I pull one out, Orion flicks the lighter cupping the flame so I can light my smoke.
“Such a bad habit, you really sh
Thaddeus PovWhen the sun rises, I am awoken by Ryland moving in his sleep, his hand reaching out for me. Sitting up, I rub my eyes. I can hear Orion rustling around in the kitchen. Throwing the blanket off, I open the bedroom door. Orion puts finger to his lips, making me look over at the couch. I can see Evelyn still fast asleep with the duvet wrapped around her. Moving to the lounge, I lift her head gently before sitting down and removing her pillow. Her scent is making my mouth water, and longing fills me. I just want to hold her, yet the idea of actually doing that scares me. Evelyn is so fragile, and sometimes I forget she merely human. I can practically smell her humanity. At first, I had my doubts that she was human, never in history has a human been mated to a supernatural being, yet here she was living proof that nothing is impossible.I l
Evelyn’s POVEscaping the dining room, I had only been in the shower for a few minutes when I heard the bathroom door’s handle snap and fall to the floor. My heart skips a beat when I look over my shoulder, and Thaddeus standing in the doorway making me scream in fright. I watch as his chest rises and falls heavily with each breath he takes, a growl escaping his lips and a look of pure desire gracing his face. Fear consumes me as his eyes glaze over, turning pitch black. His fangs protruding, forcing his lips to part. Trying to cover myself as best I can, I keep my back to him. Thaddeus walks in, reaching for the handle on the shower screen.“Orion,” I scream out to him, hoping he will make him go away. Orion steps in leaning on the doorframe, a bored look on his face.“Thaddeus,&rd
Evelyn’s POV“Why didn’t you help me? You just stood there and watched,” I yelled at Orion.“Stop getting you knickers in a twist, Love. You needed to learn,” Ryland tells me, making me glare in his direction.“Learn what? That doesn’t even make any sense,” I scream at him before walking back in the bathroom and grabbing my clothes off the bench. I go to pull off the towel to get dressed when Orion walks in handing me some clothes. They still have the tags on them, making me question when he had the time to buy them. “Get dressed we will be leaving soon; Thaddeus wants to get on the road.”“I am not going anywhere with any of you,” I tell him, taking the clothe
“I know she is here.” I can hear Meranda choking and Lisa nudges me with her foot.“You have three seconds to come out, Evelyn, or I kill your friend,” Thaddeus growls out before hearing the sound of chairs moving and the bell going off as people run from the cafe. Standing up, I walk out of the kitchen. Thaddeus has Meranda by the throat, letting her go when I walk out and she stumbles back clutching her throat, her red hair half pulled from its bun. She had tears on her cheeks. I felt so guilty. I shouldn’t have run, or at least shouldn’t have come here. But where did I have to go? I was hoping they wouldn’t make a scene here, seeing as it is a pretty popular cafe on this side of town.Thaddeus moved around the counter before reaching for me and ripping me towards him, making me stumble into his chest. His
Evelyn’s POV Waking up, I feel fingers run down my spine, making me shiver and my eyes fly open. Sitting up, I find I am in a room and the person touching me was Thaddeus. He watches me as I look around at the unfamiliar surroundings. The room I am in is huge and has arched windows looking out into the darkness. Shaking my head, I try to remember the last thing that happened. All I remember is Meranda getting shot and the sensation of moving fast. I feel a draft brush across my skin from the open window, making me look down to see I only have my jeans and a bra on. “Where is my shirt?” I ask, my voice trembling as confusion sets in. “You threw up at the apartment,” Thaddeus tells me, and I vaguely remember. I tug the surrounding blanket, covering myself from his watchful eyes. <
Evelyn’s POVAfter having breakfast for dinner, I head into the lounge room. Sitting on the couch, Orion follows me out before sitting next to me. “We should head to bed soon,” Orion tells me.Thaddeus and Ryland walk out and head upstairs and I see Orion watch them go. “Come on, you should sleep,” he says, and I shake my head not wanting to go to bed. I definitely didn’t want to sleep in a bed with Thaddeus and Ryland. I had spent most of the day and night asleep.“I’m not tired, you go to bed” I tell him. Orion chuckles to himself, making me look at him. “What?” I ask, wondering what he thought was so funny.“Nothing, I don’t sleep. I wish I could, I miss sle
Evelyn’s POVWaking up, I roll before squealing when I feel myself falling, my eyes snapping open. Just before hitting the floor, an arm snakes around my waist, pulling me back and onto their chest. My heart races at the sudden shock of nearly falling off and then races harder when I realise, I am now laying on top of the devil himself. My eyes open to see Thaddeus with eyes half open watching me. He yawns, and I can tell I woke him. What I don’t remember was getting in a bed with him.I could feel Thaddeus breathing change as he awoke completely. A smile on his lips. He almost looked human in this moment. All traces of the monster I know is gone. Just hypnotic green eyes I could get lost in and full lips only centimetres away from mine. “Good morning, Evelyn,“ he whispers watching me closely. His hand on my back rubbing my s
Thaddeus POVShe was fine, I could feel her through Ryland. She felt safe and liked what he was doing to her, and a little shocked and uneasy at her reaction to us. But I could tell she was new to pleasure. She wanted to know what it felt like, her inexperience showing with the way she didn’t know what she was feeling, just that she liked it. That’s why I asked. Why asked if she wanted him to stop, I could still feel her fear of us, but our hands overrode it, touching her. I could smell her arousal perfuming the air, she was so lost in the feeling of us she hadn’t noticed Orion watching from the armchair. He wanted her not to fear us, so he gave us this moment with her.Then she froze, her entire body locked up when Ryland pushed his finger inside her. I pulled back slightly and the look on her face was like she went somewhere else