We drove to the park, the place was surprisingly not as packed out as I was expecting and only a few people were around with their kids. Pulling up, Amara squeals happily and I climb out of the car before opening the back door and retrieving Mara from her carseat. The park was pretty big and had everything including picnic areas and a barbeque and also a sandpit.
She runs straight for the boot of the car the moment her feet touch the ground bouncing up and down excitedly. Ryland pops it open before handing her, her bucket and Pale before she runs off toward the sandpit.
Ryland followed closely behind her before flopping down in the sand next to her and helping her fill her bucket. Mara seemed happy enough but I did notice a few of the parents grab their kids the moment he stepped into the sandpit dragging them away or just leaving entirely, eventually they all
The slow drip sound of water hitting the ground is what wakes me. My eyes blurry as I open them to my surroundings, bright lights above me making my eyes hurt as I turn my head, my neck is extremely stiff as I try to figure out where I am before my eyes fall on Mara in the cage next to the one they have me in. Like she was some dog and not a child.“Ah about time you woke up thinking you would be out a little longer though” Says Demetri, as he runs a baton along the steel bars, the noise making my ears ring as my head pounded from whatever it was they gave me.“Quite the talker that daughter of yours, if she wasn’t so cute I would have killed her by now, but her temper really is that of her father’s don’t you agree Laura?” He says before I spot her sitting behind the small cage Mara was in on a mustard colou
Thaddeus POV"What was that upstairs?" I ask Orion when he finally steps into the room."Don't you start, I don't care what any of you say. She isn't the only one that gets a say in whether or not she keeps our child" Orion snaps at me turning to walk back out. I was livid that he was basically threatening her over thinking of aborting our baby."It's not what you said Orion it how you went about it, I could feel you asshole so could she""And she is keeping it, isn't she? No issue Thaddeus so drop it" he retorts. I hear him mutter under his breath as walks into the kitchen."Don't walk away from me when I am talking to you" I tell him getting off the lounge and following after him.
Thaddeus POVOrion and I used the bond, letting it pull us in her direction but the closer we got to the city, the more nervous I became. Stopping at the end of a residential street, I was a little shocked because most hunters tried to remain away from the public. I knew this man was no longer a hunter being he was now a vampire but he still worked for them and I was finding it unnerving when I realised anything that goes down here can directly affect the public making me wonder if that was his plan. I have tried to remain out of the public eye now but to get them back I was being thrown directly into it. We stop at the intersection. This side of the city was a little run down and mostly consisted of government housing.There were burnt out cars and houses in the street as we warily walked down it. The place looked abandoned, the houses empt
Laura dragged me through the tunnels, I could barely stand upright and the blood pulsating through her veins was enticing my senses but she was our only way out of here. I kill her. I may not find my way out of this maze of tunnels. But even down in the darkness she managed to find her way all while carrying Mara and holding me upright.“Not much further” She says looking behind us. I didn’t know what was going on above us but the sound was deafening. It sounded like a tornado was right above us wreaking havoc. I knew it was Thaddeus, could feel how strong a hold the darkness had on him. The coldest feeling wrapping around my chest bleeding into me. Yet despite the coldness inside the tunnels got hotter and hotter, so hot you could see heat waves making the air ripple ahead of us.“Why is it so hot in here?&rdqu
Orion POVI chased after Mara, trying to get to her before she got to him. But just when I thought I would get a hold of her she would disappear between my fingers. “Mara No” I scream at her as I see her body start to ripple when she makes her way to hole in the ground. I could Thaddeus across the otherside. But Mara didn’t understand he is not her father while he is like that. Evie grabbed a hold of me as we fought from being tossed into the fiery hole of hell. I just make out Mara appearing next to her father.Fear coursing through me when he doesn’t recognise her, instead I watch as he conjures more and I feel Evie’s grip loosen as she is pulled toward the hole. Before being ripped away from. Her scream sends my blood cold as I see her clawing at the ground trying to stop the invisible force dragging her. I let go of the t
Evelyn POVOne week LaterWe had stayed in our little bubble, none of us leaving home for anything, instead Imogen would pop over and drop things off. None of us wanted to leave the safety of home. The rumours of the Dark king had been circulating. Hysteria spread like wildfire of his return because of the damage he caused. None would listen to the fact, it was a war he never started. Thaddeus has struggled since being home, the darkness was addictive and he fought the push and pull relationship he had with it.One minute he was fine the next on the verge of exploding yet we managed to bring him back from the darkest depths of the depression it caused him. Imgoen offered to take it away from him, but learning from past mistakes it always finds its way back, he just needed to learn to control it and Mara was his grounding pl
Amara POVOne week Later.“This traffic is bullshit” I shrieked on my way to work. Dad wanted to retire and asked me to help Ryland run things at work and was showing me the ropes.“Calm down love,” Emmet tells me. I have been on edge for the last week, no matter where we looked she was gone, we had no name nothing to go by and my visions were not helping because she is my mate and was immune to me. I let out a breath trying to calm myself and finally traffic started moving again. I honk my horn when it suddenly breaks again making us come to a stop. It took us thirty minutes in traffic to get to the office. Pulling into the underground carpark I wait for the boomgate to lift when I am thrown forward in my seat before hearing the sound of metal on metal. I had been getting braxton hicks all day or so I thought as I watched Orion finish the mural on the wall in the nursery room. Orion had drawn a heap of Zoo animals on the wall next to the crib and was just painting the giraffe, Mara had already asked for him to draw her and olaf on her wall and he was going to start it when he was done in here.My hips were killing from the extra weight as I tried to get comfortable on the exercise ball I was sitting on, Orion brought it home reckons it would help with lower back pain, but all I was feeling was pain and pressure, I swear the ball was making it worse as I rocked back and forth on it trying to distract myself from the braxton hicks.“Want me to run you a bath?” He asks as he puts the paint brush down. I nod and he holds his hands out to me. “Come on big momma” He says and
Sadistic Mates Epilogue
I had been getting braxton hicks all day or so I thought as I watched Orion finish the mural on the wall in the nursery room. Orion had drawn a heap of Zoo animals on the wall next to the crib and was just painting the giraffe, Mara had already asked for him to draw her and olaf on her wall and he was going to start it when he was done in here.My hips were killing from the extra weight as I tried to get comfortable on the exercise ball I was sitting on, Orion brought it home reckons it would help with lower back pain, but all I was feeling was pain and pressure, I swear the ball was making it worse as I rocked back and forth on it trying to distract myself from the braxton hicks.“Want me to run you a bath?” He asks as he puts the paint brush down. I nod and he holds his hands out to me. “Come on big momma” He says and