“Where are we going again?” I asked Damien who was driving. I didn’t even know when he brought his car considering the fact that his driver was the one who dropped us off here.
“One of our restaurants. It has been closed for the evening for the two of us, and I figured we could have a ‘romantic’ dinner on our first wedding night” Damien said casually.
“So, the big mafia Leonov Pakhan is closing a restaurant for a romantic date with a wife he didn’t want?” I asked raising an eyebrow at the man. Damien sighed and parked the car in front of the restaurant, looking me in the eye.
“You do know that being Pakhan doesn’t make me a barbarian, Natalia” Damien answered getting out of the car. He vampire sped toward my side of the door, opening it for me “come on, little wolf”
“Stop calling me that” I snapped at him.
“I’ll call you whatever I want, malyshka” Damien said watching as I got out of the car. I put my hand on his chest, pushing him back slightly as our chests brushed while I walked out of the car. I still didn’t understand why he was acting the way he was when he surely proved to me not to want the wedding anymore than I didn’t during our engagement. Mum didn’t seem to want to understand that arranging a wedding between two dominant wolves would never work, especially when the opponent wolf in question was an Alpha.
Damien’s eyes were fixed on me as I fixed my white knee long dress. Mum had told me that as a ‘bride’ I was to at least wear a white dress on this day considering the fact that we both refused to have a party or gathering after we had eloped “now, come on, let’s enjoy this evening at least”
Damien put his hand on my lower back, pushing me to walk forward. However, I arched my back, flinching from his touch “we’re no longer in front of our guests, Damien, I suggest that you keep your hands to yourself”
“You’re my wife, little wolf. If I haven’t laid a finger on you, haven’t mated you, and claimed you as my own; it’s because I want you to be ready for this. But don’t test my patience too much, malyshka, I’ll be bending you down the nearest table, claiming you as my own and taking in every possible position before you’re screaming my name so loud that everyone knows that you belong to me” Damien said making me blush. My eyes avoided his as the words left his mouth and I found myself forced to submit to him as I walked forward along his side.
We entered the restaurant and my eyes widened at the sight in front of me. The candles that were lit everywhere, the soft music, the dimmed lights, the romantic table. I couldn’t help but stare at what I saw in front of me, my eyes widening when Damien wrapped his arms around me from the back, resting his chin over my bare shoulder, softly kissing my cheek “do you like it?”
“You set all this for me?” I asked turning my head to face him. Our breaths mixed as our lips neared, and I had to fight back turning around to connect my own lips with his as he hummed in response. It was hard enough controlling myself after kissing him twice already, and now that he was doing all this for me; I didn’t know what to think.
“Yes, with the help of your mom. She told me what your preferences were, and I figured that I would at least make this night memorable for you. Something that you wouldn’t forget, a night for the two of us” he whispered, his breath mixing with my own with every word he spoke. I put my hand on his, pushing them back and smiling at him. My heart racing as I fought back falling for the tension that rose between the two of us.
“How about we make use of the night while its still young, yeah?” I asked. Damien bit his bottom lip and nodded extending his hand for me to head to the table before vampire speeding toward my seat, and pulling it out for me making me laugh. I sat down on my chair, watching as he walked to his own and sat in front of me. The candles in the room warming it, making the scenery all the more romantic, and I wouldn’t even speak of the red and white rose petals that were spread on the floor.
“So, I heard that you just graduated?” Damien asked, nodding at the waitress to come. The woman approached us with the drinks he had brought of us, pouring us two glasses of wine.
“Yes, I was hoping to complete my masters too…”
“What stopped you?” Damien asked stopping me. I frowned in confusion at his question and he raised an eyebrow waiting for my answer.
“We got married, Damien” I said pointing at the two of us. Damien took a sip of his wine before his eyes met my own once again.
“So?” He asked frowning in confusion. The man must have been joking with his question, either that, or whatever wine we were drinking was too strong on him.
“Did you apply for anything yet?” Damien asked taking me by surprise.
“Uh- no, I just graduated a month back” I said honestly “why?”
“Did you get your certificate?”
“Okay, how about we have this month to ourselves, just you and me, then we start checking for universities here, see where you’d prefer…?”
“What?” My heart raced against my chest as I heard the man’s words. His honesty could be read in his eyes, and his genuine smile told me that he was being serious.
“I wouldn’t stop you from chasing your dreams, Natalia. You’re my wife, yes, but you’re not my slave” Damien’s eyes were fixed on my own as he spoke, and for a second, just for one second, I forgot that him and I were arranged to marry one another. It was something that even my mum didn’t want me to have, hell, she forced me stop both my dream and life to get married.
The waitress arriving to the table with our food snapped me out of the sudden daze that I fell into. I smiled at the waitress, silently thanking her as she put my plate in front of me “I take it mum told you that I liked spaghetti”
“Yes, she was sure to mention that you liked Italian food, and your main preference was spaghetti” I laughed at his concern and nodded.
“What about you?” I asked getting curious.
“What about me, little wolf?”
“What did you study? Didn’t you have any dreams to follow?” I asked, my curiousity getting the best of me. I knew that he was a mafia Pakhan, it was all mum let me know about him as if to ‘gloat’ about the man’s power. But she didn’t seem to care about the fact that I knew literally nothing about him.
“I studied law, and I did, I followed my dreams too” Damien said as he took a bite out of his spaghetti.
“A mafia Pakhan who studied law?”
“What better way to break the law than knowing every possible loose end that you could avoid?”
Damien:“I hope you’re not doing anything to mess your night up” mom said through the phone. Natalia went to the bathroom and I sighed when mom called me for the fifth time tonight. It was hard enough controlling myself around the girl, but it seemed like my beloved mother didn’t seem to want to understand that I wasn’t a barbarian on the loose.“I am not a child for you to check on every few hours, mother. But if it would assure you, I haven’t killed the woman” I snapped through the phone. I could hear mom growl through the phone, but I didn’t bother responding to it “Now, I need to hang up before she gets out of the bathroom”I hung up and put my phone in my pocket just as Natalia got out of the bathroom, smiling as she looked at me. I nodded smiling at her. The woman didn’t understand it yet, but she has been the one person who has made me feel content in years, and I am a person who has
Natalia:I frowned in confusion when I opened my eyes to find that I was sleeping on the bed.“Good morning, little wolf” Damien’s voice broke my trail of thoughts. His back was to me as he took a sip of what I could sniff out as whiskey.“Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” I asked.“I don’t know, is it?” He asked sarcastically. He got up from the couch and turned to face me, his eyes hard unlike they were last night. However, I couldn’t blame him, the argument we had before I slept gave me a hard time getting some shut eye. I removed the blanket from over my body, and glared at him.“Need I ask why I was asleep on the bed?” I knew that my question took the man off guard as he seemed to frown in confusion that I was angry about that. But he didn’t seem to understand that it was HIS bed, and I didn’t nee him acting like a gentleman.“Oh, I’m sorry
Damien:“Do you think it’s too much?” Natalia asked turning around, showing me the blue dress, she wore. She already fixed her makeup, and curled her hair, and was now wearing the dress. The sleeveless dress hugged her body perfectly from the top before loosening under her waist. The slit on the dress reached her mid thigh making it more comfortable for her to walk.“Not at all, malyshka” I said smiling. I was already wearing my suit’s shirt, and pants, my jacket and tie were left on the couch as I fixed my sleeves.“Can I ask a question?” She asked avoiding my eyes, her cheeks reddening.“You know that you don’t need to ask the same question whenever you have one, right?” I teased. Natalia smiled, shaking her head at me “tell me, sweetie?”“What does malyshka mean?” She asked shyly “you kept calling me that, but I don’t really know what it means&r
Natalia:I looked at Damien as he walked out of the veranda. The man’s eyes were filled with rage, not to mention his racing heartbeat which I could hear due to my sensitive hearing.Damien wrapped his arm around my shoulder the second he reached me, his eyes not meeting mine; though I could hear his racing heart.“Alpha” Sebastian, his beta said looking at him. His brown eyes met my husband’s blue ones, clearly waiting for him to give him whatever other order he wanted to give. Damien, despite having his arm wrapped around me, clenched and unclenched his fist as an attempt to calm himself down.“I want you to check the whole building for the bastard. I don’t want him in the perimeter, and if you do spot him; throw him out, or kill him. Both options work fine for me” Damien said angrily. Sebastian nodded not saying another word as Damien pulled me from where I was standing, walking around the gala as he scanned th
Damien:“What is this place?” Natalia asked looking around the outdoor restaurant I took her to. Her eyes were wide when she saw the table the waiter guided us toward, and having left her jacket at the gala, it was my fault for liking her scent on mine and refusing to go back and getting hers, she was wearing my jacket.I pulled out her chair and watched as she took a seat, smiling at her calm heartbeat before kissing the crown of her head. She let out a breathy laugh as I did, and I walked toward my chair, sitting in front of her. The dim lights around us made the scene a whole lot more romantic than it already was. Flowers were placed on every table as well as candles, the floor was also covered with petals which swarmed around us with the wind giving it a magical aroma.“This, my beauty, is one of the best romantic spots here at New York. I figured since I ruined the night at the gala, might as well make use of it since the night is still yo
Natalia:“Are you sure you’re okay with this, Natalia?” Damien asked cupping my cheeks, making me look at him.“I want to officially meet the family, Damien. Plus, it’s been two weeks since we both got married; I believe that we’ve had enough of a ‘honeymoon’ as it is” I teased. Damien got a call from his mum last night asking him to come home, whatever the reason was; Damien hasn’t discussed it with me, and in all honesty; I didn’t even ask. As for meeting the family, I have barely seen Isabella when they had proposed to me, and my one conversation with Lyov was him asking me whether I was sure about this wedding or not. Sebastian and I spoke at the wedding, and other than that; I was somewhat isolated from everyone, merely seeing them with mum, and making sure that I was on my best behavior as not to ruin the chances of the wedding.Damien nodded, letting me go to close the last bag before wrapp
Damien:“Natalia, you will need…”“I am not like the other women in your Estate, Liz. I must thank you for your offer, but I know that Damien would not go ahead looking at other women. Had he wanted it, he wouldn’t have married me to begin with” I heard Natalia stopping Liz. I smiled as I listened to what she said before knocking the door twice, breaking their conversation. Whatever it was they were talking about, I didn’t like it, and it seemed to annoy Natalia too.Natalia opened the door for me, smiling as I wrapped my arm around her waist, pulling her to my chest “I suggest that you don’t fill my beauty’s head with mom’s nonsense, Liz. You of all people should know that mom did try bringing in other women, and they were all sent back just as they came”“Alpha…”“My love and respect for you are endless, Liz; however, as a friend, I suggest that you
Natalia:“Hey” Liz said entering the room.“Hi” I smiled. She came a while after Damien left, having knocked the door; I already knew it was her as I caught her scent.“I was wondering whether or not you wanted to help us with lunch? I know you’re a bride, but it could help kill time instead of just staying here, and it would be a chance to meet the family as you do?” Liz suggested. I smiled and nodded. Having learned how to cook and bake as a kid, it was something that I both loved doing and had to do as I worked as a waitress and chef to ensure that I could afford going to college; however, that was something that the Leonov family most probably didn’t know.I fixed my shirt and pants. Having showered and changed my clothes after Damien left, I was now wearing sweat pants and a normal V-neck shirt, my hair was tied in a bun, and the only jewel I wore was the wedding ring Damien gave me on our wedding day.<