"The heat season." Sarah finally admits.
Well, now, we're getting somewhere. I lean forward and prop my elbows on my knees because I'm more than excited to hear more about the heat situation.
"I'm all ears," I announce as a grin spreads across my lips. Ironically, my facial expression feels like what others would describe as a wide ear-to-ear grin.
"Can we not?" Sarah groans, hiding her flushed face behind her palms. "It's embarrassing enough as it is, don't make it worse. Please, Luka, let it go and leave me alone. Here's the deal- I promise to leave your territory as soon as I wake up."
I shake my head and answer with a question. "What if I don't want you to leave?"
Question or not, I really don't want to let her go. At least not yet.
"I won't change my mind." She crosses her arms in front of her chest. It's fun to watch the kitten show her claws and think she's in control.
"Well, in that case, I can't let you off the hook so easily. I need to know; we're talking about a pretty big thing, and technically, you're under my protection here. I'm not an Alpha who's willing to risk the safety of his people if there is a pack of horny cats cashing after their pussy."
Do I sound like an asshole? Absolutely. Did I intend to sound like one? Also yes. Would I do anything to come across as less of an absolute douchebag? No, this kitty needs someone to shake the fundament under her feet, so she understands where her place is.
Sarah is stuck in a wolf pack; she can't expect everyone to dance at her call.
Nothing but raw rage burns in her eyes as Sarah takes a step toward me. Is she trying to appear intimidating now?
"It's not like you, dogs, would ever consider us equals or base our worth on anything other than pussy, right?" She scoffs, creating a problem where none exists.
"Oh, sweetheart, I'm sure that YOUR pussy is worth the chase. You gave me a mere preview, and I've been as hard as a rock ever since, but even that isn't worth the lives of my people." At this point, I'm more about teasing her than anything else. I didn't know anyone could blush as hard as she does, but I suppose there's a first time for everyone.
"Alright, what do I have to do for you to drop the subject?"
"Tell me why the heat season set you running and hiding here. I don't know much about cats, but we, dogs, really enjoy it when the heat kicks in. It's a fuckery all over the place; call it an outrageous orgy, if you will." I wiggle my eyebrows to tease her some more.
"It's just... different, okay?"
Her answer provides no clarity. Technically, we're all shifters in one way or another, so how do our seasons differ? We all experience an irresistible urge to fuck.
"How different? Don't be embarrassed. It's just us; I'm not going to spill any secrets." I try to make her feel comfortable. All teasing and jokes aside, now I'm really curious.
"I'm not worried about secrets or you telling anyone anything, God, Luka; you're so shallow."
How am I shallow? Since when is curiosity the same as being a shallow person? I shake my head and offer a compromise, "Well, then explain it to me and maybe I won't be as shallow."
Sarah bites the inside of her cheek and looks around the cabin again before she lets out a breath and gives in. "If you were to meet a male cat, he'd explain the heat season as the most magical time of the year. And honestly, I understand their views, but at the same time, I despise the way they are. It's different for us, women." Something in her snaps as Sarah sits next to me, rests her hands in her lap, and stares at them. "While wolves worship their partners and go wild, cats go above and beyond. For one thing, they're more aggressive- you can't imagine how easy it is for them to turn a woman's life into a nightmare." The last sentence is but a mere whisper.
"What happens, exactly?" For some reason, a lump forms in my throat and I struggle to force it down.
"Well, first, obviously, they find a woman and make her their prey. Once the season starts, we have to gather in the clearing where the men call out the names of the women they have chosen."
I wait another minute or two before encouraging her to keep talking. "And then?"
Sarah turns to me as a sad smile spreads across her lips. "Should I mention that the woman is lucky if she gets caught by one man and not all of them? If more than one man catches the woman, she belongs to them all."
Thank the Moon Goddess; we're so damn possessive. Werewolves don't tend to share their partners unless it's a special case, but even on those occasions, consent is essential.
I reach for her hand. "So, it turns into forced reverse harem activity?"
"Exactly. To each their own, but the forced part isn't quite something anyone would enjoy, right?" I nod, eager to learn more.
"A woman who leaves the place without injuries is lucky. Our women rarely survive their first mating during the heat. And if they do, a new step of fucked up starts. If she's still breathing, she has to be with a child, and the men will turn their backs on her. The moment our women get pregnant, they have to fight for their lives. The urge to mate during the heat is pretty irresistible; therefore, far too many pregnant women die of fever. When men "finish" their business, they leave the territory to find humans to fuck, leaving their women dead in the woods or dying in their homes. There aren't that many cat women left. Now, do you understand why I ran away?" A bitter chuckle leaves her lips.
"Yeah, I do. That's fucked up." I gasp as my mind still struggles to process every single detail she mentioned.
Honestly, I'm pretty sure she left some parts out to make the heat seem a little more 'humane'. I don't blame her for running; if anything, I'd encourage her to hide from those savages for good.
"Tell me about it."
Remembering how the evening went, I growl at Sarah, "And you were going back to your territory tonight? Have you lost it? Shit, you're suicidal."
"It's not like I had any other choice after the shit I pulled, remember?" She shrugs as if returning to that damn territory would be no big deal.
"Yeah, my bad, sorry. Anyway, why don't we discuss more details tomorrow at breakfast? We'll figure something out." I glance at my phone and remind myself that before someone who wants to help, I am an Alpha, and the pack work will start early in the morning. I need some sleep.
"So you'll let me stay?"
"Yeah. Tomorrow morning I'll take you to my office to see if we can get you a job or something. Get some rest, okay?" I get up from the tiny sofa and head for the door. I keep the extra key, just in case.
"Okay," she murmurs.
Before I leave, I glance over my shoulder and wink at Sarah, "And don't leave the cabin."
"Because I said so." I roll my eyes and let my hand slide into my pocket to find the business card. Ever so slowly, to annoy her, I turn and walk back to her, holding the card out to her: "If the heat kicks in, and you need a proper fuck," I wink. "My number is on the back of the card. Don't go around fucking random guys, alright?"
"Pervert," she chuckles but accepts the card.
"That's me, kitten, that's me," I call out to her, leaving the beauty behind. Too bad today is Friday, not Monday. If it were Monday, I'd take her home to enjoy the only day off I have. Maybe next week.
Lazarus povI notice her as soon as she enters the pub. It's the first time I've seen her, but a woman like her can't pass by unnoticed. God damn it, since when a Goddess like her roams around a pack like this?The skimpy red dress hugs her curves perfectly, and the length of it begs for me to drag her into the office and bend her over the table.Her body freezes as I wrap an arm around her waist and pull her back against my chest, but after a few seconds, she relaxes."Well, hello there, hot stuff," I whisper near her ear.She ignores my greeting and closes her eyes, only to continue dancing. She presses her ass against my crotch an
Sarah povIf Luka thought he could keep me from the danger that only he sees, he has another thing coming. I've been raised and tortured by a man I'd call the Devil himself. The possible danger that Luka sees is nothing compared to what I had to see and live through.I wait twenty minutes just to make sure the Alpha doesn't come back. God, how I hate these kinds of men. Dominant, possessive and demanding - they act like they're on top of the world while others are nothing but dirt under their feet.I don't leave the cabin until I'm sure Luka is gone. I double-check that the door is locked and head towards the main hotel building.As expected, the same woman is sitting behind the front desk and flas
Lazarus povEven before my hands get a proper feeling of her body, the whole place smells like sex and candy. The sweet scent of her skin reminds me of coffee, mints, and early winter mornings. The scent is intoxicating, inviting even, and when I add the intense aroma of her arousal, I think I have fallen from heaven, died and gone straight back to heaven. Funny, a heathen like me trapped in heaven.I expect resistance, a fierce struggle, but the darling in my arms melts as quickly as my self-control. Her breaths come in sharp pants, and I'm sure she hadn't noticed how easily her body yields to me. Her hips sway to the rhythm of the music; her round ass grinds against me with such force that I feel like my cock is about to find its own voice and growl like an animal. God, how long has it been since I last touched a woman? The last ti
Sarah povHoly crap, I did it! I mustered up enough courage and strength to break free from his arms and run away. A loud, annoyed huff leaves my lips as I think about how I've once again taken the chance to run away from everything I want and everything I fear. "He's a goddamn Alpha; get your head back in the game!" I hiss to myself, fixing my gaze on the road ahead.I don't have any personal belongings, so leaving the hotel won't set me back by anything. Besides, I'll leave the car at the border; I'm just borrowing it, not stealing it.All I see is the road and the endless forests that surround it. Sure, the view is more than beautiful, but I can't focus on nature and stay here. Within a few hours, I've managed to attract the attention of two Alphas.
Sarah povI take a deep breath and remind myself I'm not supposed to feel this excited and, frankly, turned on by facing a dominant man."Okay, but why? I wasn't speeding, I didn't see any traffic signs, and you didn't check my papers... sir," I know it'd be best if I comply, but I'm not ready to give in so easily. He can answer my questions, give valid reasons why he wants to do the search, and then I will decide if I agree. Nothing can happen without my consent. Right?Even though this man is driving a patrol car, he looks like the most ravishing moron alive, especially with that tight uniform, but he's still supposed to work for the good of civilians. No self-respecting police officer would use his advantages against those he is supposed to protect.&n
Sarah povI'm so close to climaxing that I don't want this feeling to stop. The only thing that surprises me is that he didn't have to pull his cock out of his pants to force me so close to climax.My breathing quickens, and just before I can reach bliss, he withdraws his fingers back, turns me around and presses my back against the hood. He brings his fingers to his lips and slowly licks every drop of my juices. I gulp and watch his every move. I'm not sure if this is the hottest or the craziest thing I've ever seen a man do.Before I realise it, he leans forward and presses our lips together to share my taste.Though his lips are demanding and the kiss rough, I still try to regain normal breathing between the
Luka pov "Romano," I groan, struggling to hold the phone to my ear. It has to be years since the last time someone decided to call me in the middle of the night. So much for the first night I didn't have to fight the damn insomnia. "Alpha, I'm sorry to bother you at such a late hour, but we may have a problem at the hotel." It takes me a few moments to understand that I heard the voice. It's the pushy receptionist I met when I was getting the cabin for a cat shifter. Whatever is going on, I'm sure it can wait until morning, but apparently, Alpha's don't sleep. At least that's what everyone thinks. Although I'm tempted to end the call and get some more sleep, I still question the woman, just in case there really is an
Sarah pov Lazarus, so that's the Alphas name. Come to think about it, I didn't bother to ask for his name, but maybe that's for the best. If I stay here, at least I can act like I don't know him in case we happen to run into each other. Well, that is, if he allows me to behave completely oblivious. Luka's gaze is so intense that I don't want to stay near him any longer. He shouldn't have been here in the first place. After a bit of struggle, I manage to free myself from his grip and step back. The heat season is about to begin; I can't stay this close to a man, let alone Alpha. "Look, I'm tired, and I'm sure so are you. I'll go to the cabin, and you go home. As you said earlier, I'll go to your office first thin