ALEXA. "Are you mated, Aeon?" My question came out desperate. Our lips were just inches away from each other, and I wanted nothing but to have a taste of him. Just a taste. Then maybe I could satiate my hunger for him, and then I could let him out of my senses. "No." He answered, his jaw tightening as my eyes bore deep into his. "Not yet…" Not yet. He’s not mated yet. He’s still a free man. Without warning, I crushed my lips into his, throwing all the rationalities away. I was kissing him with everything I had, knowing this might be my only chance because no matter how much I hated him, I couldn’t deny that a part of me wanted him. My arms coiled around his neck, pulling him closer to me as I continued to kiss him. For a long, suspended moment, Aeon remained frozen, before he slowly parted his lips and kissed me back. Then, all at once, heat flowed everywhere in my body as he began kissing me roughly, his hand on my back, holding me in place before he stood up, taking me with hi
AEON. After I ate dinner with Alexa, I stayed for a few minutes before my father connected with me and asked where I’d been. I told him I was out running in my wolf form around the territory. And as much as I didn’t want to leave Alexa, I had no choice since he wanted to speak with me before the night ended. So I left my mate with a heavy heart after making sure that Krane and Holly had arrived to keep her company for the night. At this point, I was glad that Krane and Holly weren’t living in the pack house yet, so Dad had no idea that they were staying overnight with Alexa in the cottage. But I knew that sooner or later, he was bound to find out. But until I could, I didn’t want any other warriors watching Alexa. After what happened with Luis, I no longer trust my own men. I knew they saw Alexa as a rogue, worth nothing, and I couldn’t blame them, because before she came into my life, rogues were definitely just rogues for me. And yes, they are worth nothing. I shifted into my hum
AEON. I closed the door to Alexa’s room before sending a mindlink to Krane saying that they could retire for the night. And that I needed him tomorrow at six in the morning as we would drive to the Moon Stone Pack. I didn’t give him any time to ask as I shut off my mind afterward. My gaze drifted to the chain on the bedside table before my eyes locked with Alexa. She was sitting at the end of her bed with her head tilted up, her face showing no emotions at all, but her eyes said otherwise. She was hurt and confused. Of course, she would be, after the way I treated her. I walked and grabbed the chain from her side table and crouched in front of her. She wasn’t moving from her position, but her eyes were following my movement. "I need to chain you," I told her, my voice void of any emotions. I waited for her to ask why or complain, but she didn’t. She just held her hand closer to mine as if she had accepted this routine already. I let out a sigh as I chained it around her wrist befo
LADY KATARINA.My phone pinged just as I was about to leave my room. I woke up a bit late since I spent almost an hour on the phone with Alpha Lucas and the rest of the night thinking about him. I couldn’t even remember what we really talked about except that we were laughing most of the time. I had never had this much rapport with any male before, as far as I remember, and it was only heightening my desire to meet him personally.I would have been so tempted to invite him over if I wasn’t just thinking of Aeon and my brother. The whole time we were talking, I was hoping he would never ask if I had a boyfriend because I didn’t want to lie. And although it confused me why he didn’t ask, I was relieved.But then, maybe he just saw me as a friend? Or just someone to talk with? Either way, I was happy. And I didn’t think anything or anyone could ruin my mood today.I picked up the phone and excitedly opened the message when I saw Lucas’ name on the screen, only for my mouth to drop open.
ALEXA. "I will die a virgin then…" I remembered my own words last night and how bad it felt to be rejected by him. I knew he would leave me for his chosen one, and I was willing to give myself to him, but he still said no. I closed my eyes and hugged the pillow tighter as I let the memories of the rest of the night come surging in. "First, you’re not going to fucking die on me." He kept his mouth on my neck, and his warm breath was sending shivers down my spine. "Second, if you continue to tease me, one day I might give in. But not now. You’re not ready for me yet." "What do you mean, not ready for you?" "You will get your answers one of these days." He withdrew his head from my neck and flipped my body around so I would be facing him. "I don’t want to ruin you. Hugging you like this would be enough. For now." "Are you gay?" He laughed as he pulled me into his chest. His mouth kissed my forehead. "Think whatever you want to think. But you need to sleep." "I don’t want to sleep.
ALEXA."So, are we having a tea party here?" A loud, deep voice snapped me out of my thoughts as my head swung to the entrance of the house.Krane was standing there, and for a moment I thought Aeon was with him, but I didn’t smell him at all."You’re finally home! We’re just talking about you and Holly." Edward grinned at him."Hmmm…" He mumbled his reply as he walked closer, only for a scowl to form on his forehead. "Where is your shackle?"I felt my face turning red as I bit my bottom lip. Krane shifted his gaze to Edward, which dilated into a full back. "What the fuck, Edward! Why is she not shackled?""Shit! I totally forgot!" Edward’s ears turned red as he stood up from his chair."I didn’t shift and I have no plans to shift." I reasoned out."You’re not getting it? Fuck, Alexa!" He glared at me before ordering Edward to move. "Go get the shackle now!" "It’s under the mattress. I said in a low voice.""So you hid it so Edward wouldn’t notice?" He asked the moment Edward left th
BETA KRANE. Aeon confused the fuck out of me. One moment I thought he was Alexa’s mate with the way his eyes were groping her body, only to pull back and treat her like shit. I wanted to ask him, but I couldn’t take the risk. I remember the last time Alpha Argon went inside my head, and it didn’t end well. It was then that Aeon decided that, as much as he trusted me, he wouldn’t tell me anything more. For some reason, Alpha Argon still thought his son was too weak to be an Alpha. But I thought differently. Aeon has his mother’s heart which would make him a better Alpha than his father. But his push and pull with Alexa was pissing me off. I couldn’t care if Alexa was just a regular rogue or if we killed her the moment we saw her, but living with her under the same roof allowed me to see a different side of her. And my mate adored her. Holly liked Alexa, and I knew if Aeon broke her, Holly would be devastated. I woke up early today, as Aeon instructed me last night, so I could accom
ALEXA. "Let me go!" I pounded on his back, but this man was made of steel. He wasn’t even bulging and proceeded to carry me to my small room. He kicked the door closed before hurling me to the center of the bed and locking the door. My chest was heaving as I watched him stand in front of my bed. He was just looking at me with a dark expression. "Do you like Edward?" he asked in a cold voice. "Yes!" I answered right away, and his eyes softened before he let out a deep breath. He turned around and sat on the bed. "He’s younger than you. And he’s waiting for his mate." "What?" I asked, my brow hiking up before my mouth twitched into a smile. Did he think I fancied Edward? "I said, he’s waiting for his mate." He said it in a slightly higher tone of voice. "I know. He told me." "Hmmm…" "I like him as a person. He really seems nice. " "Do you like him more than you like me?" His voice came out so hoarse and full of insecurities that all the irritation I felt for him just vanishe