Alpha Remus cleared his throat and waited for the members of his pack to settle down. He was tired and just wanted to go home and cuddle with his mate. “Everyone, settle down. We’ve got some more business to discuss.”
“What’s going on, Remus?” asked Latan. “This is sort of a strange group you’ve put together.” Latan was Remus’s youngest brother and always considered the serious one of the family.
“Be patient, brother. I’ll explain everything in a minute.” Remus waited for the pack’s visitor to join him at the front of the room. At six and a half feet tall, he was almost as intimidating in his human form as he was as a bear. “For those of you who missed the pack meeting, this is Zander Temple. He’s the head enforcer for the National Council.” Remus stepped toward his mate. “You’ve met my mate, Maddie. These are my brothers, Latan and Ethan and their mate Kitania. Over there is their son, Synia, and another member of my pack, Kinnith. And last, this is Koril, the head of security for the pack.”
Latan stood up. “You’re here investigating the disappearance of the pack children in the area, aren’t you?”
“Sit down, Latan,” Remus ordered. Alpha Cardston, from a Canadian pack, had reported four pups disappearing without a trace from their pack lands. It had brought the total missing pups in Canada to twenty-one—eleven females and ten males. “That was his main purpose here, but now he wants to ask a favor of us.”
“Yes, Alpha Remus is correct. I’m on a fact-finding mission in regards to the disappearances, but what I want to talk to you about now is more personal in nature.”
Remus looked around the room. “He’s already explained what he needs and I’ve decided to grant his request, so listen up as he explains.”
Zander relaxed, resting one hand on his hip. “My boss is the head of the Council, Robert Mavers. He asked me to find someone to travel to Tennessee to provide some protection and some detective work for a close friend of his.”
“Who’s the friend?” asked Koril.
“Lieutenant Franklin Matthews of the New York City police department.”
Koril’s eyebrows rose. “Human?”
Zander nodded. “Lieutenant Matthews has a daughter. For the past year and a half she’s been living in White Bluff. Before that, she was an undercover officer in New York working in narcotics. Approximately two years ago her cover was blown, and in the resulting firestorm, she killed the eldest son of the head of the local cartel and took a bullet to her upper thigh. She had a hard six-month recovery and promptly left New York for the smaller town.”
Synia sighed. “As fascinating as all this is, what does it have to do with Wind River?”
Remus growled. “Maybe if you’d keep your mouth shut, Zander could continue.”
Synia swallowed hard and bared his throat. “My apologies, Alpha.”
Remus narrowed his eyes and then motioned for Zander to continue.
“Apparently she lost her nerve and didn’t want to continue with the stress of working in New York, and she wanted a quiet place to recuperate. Her father says she bought a small cabin back in the woods and has pretty much secluded herself.”
“Okay,” Koril said. “I’m assuming she’s the one that needs protection, but protection from what?”
“Miss Matthews has a brother, Detective Raymond Matthews, also with the New York police department. He recently got word from an informant that the Lawrence family is now ready for a little payback, and apparently they’ve discovered the young lady’s location.”
Maddie stood and moved close to Remus. “Forgive my ignorance, but I’m having a little trouble following all this. Who are the Lawrences?”
“Maurice Lawrence is the head of the largest drug cartel in New York. They’ve been trying to put him away for a very long time. He had two sons, and Katherine Matthews’ assignment was to get close to the oldest boy and look for evidence to bring the father down. It’s my understanding she got romantically involved with Eduardo Lawrence and then had to kill him when he discovered who she was. According to Raymond’s snitch, the old man is sending his younger son, Antonio, to take revenge for his brother’s death.”
Remus moved to stand next to Zander. “That all sounds pretty straight forward. You look for the son, take him out, and everybody’s safe and happy. Where does the detective work come in?”
“The snitch said the old man wants the girl to pay, and he thinks killing her outright is too fast and not payment enough for taking out his oldest son. He’s got a mole somewhere down in Tennessee that’s supposed to play with her for a while. He’s going to terrorize her and make her wish she’d never left New York. Then, when they don’t think she can take anymore, the younger son gets the honor of being the one that ends her life.” Zander grimaced. “He’s been told to do it in a way that will make her a good example to anyone else considering going against their family.”
“Why doesn’t your boss send a couple of the Council’s enforcers down to take care of this?” asked Koril.
Zander shrugged. “We’re stretched too thin. We’ve got a few teams investigating the pups’ disappearance. We’ve assigned two guards at each of the Council’s homes for children, and we’re putting forth a concentrated effort to find Kaugh’s hidden Canadian lab.” Dr. Vincent Kaugh was a brilliant scientist. Unfortunately, he was also certifiable. He’d been connected to Dr. Richard Constantine, another brilliant scientist, who kept the Alpha’s mate confined for years in an attempt to study their race. Kaugh had continued Constantine’s work after the pack killed him. His unsanctioned research revolved around combining human and shifter DNA. He was apprehended in time to keep him from having Kitania killed.”
Koril snorted. “Why the hell are you looking for that old goat’s lab? Is he even still alive?”
Kinnith’s hand lightly skimmed over the soft swell of her stomach, down the side where she was ticklish, making her giggle and squirm. “Our mate is ticklish, Synia.” He bit her lightly on her shoulder as he slid his hand between her legs. His rough fingers began to stoke the hot, moist flesh of her center. “I can’t wait to lap up all this sweet juice,” he whispered. Heat curled in her belly as she closed her eyes. She could feel her release building fast, and she didn’t know how to stop it.
“Make our mate come,” demanded Synia.
Kinnith flicked her clit, and she shoved her hips up to his hand. She began to scream as her orgasm overwhelmed her. Synia brushed the hair out of her face and leaned forward to claim her lips. He kissed her softly, stroking her tongue with his own. She felt a husky groan go into her mouth as he grew more insistent.
Synia let his hand trail down her body and join Kinnith’s at the juncture of her legs. “Your pussy feels like heaven, love. You’re sopping wet for us.” He rubbed her sensitive nub, causing little earthquakes within her. Leaning down, he licked her from her anus to her clit, then suckled lightly on the small bundle of nerves, biting it gently. Moving up her body quickly, he pulled her knees up around his hips. She wrapped her legs around him, locking her feet in the small of his back. Rolling to his side, he backed her up against Kinnith, settling a hand on her breast.
Kinnith licked her ear. “I can’t fuck you, love, because of the claiming. But I want to feel those sweet lips around my cock. Will you do that for me?”
Kati looked up at Synia. “Let me go, so I can get on top of Kinnith.” When he loosened his hold, she scrambled up to her knees. “Lay down on your back,” she told him.
Kinnith eased onto his back, spreading his legs as she crawled forward to sit between his thighs. He moaned loudly when she moved her body slowly up his, her nipples skimming his flesh. Holding his arms down, she rained kisses over his chest, neck, and face before capturing his lips with hers. She could feel Synia’s hand caressing up and down her back.
Balancing on her knees, she wrapped her hand around Kinnith’s cock. It was heavily veined and hard, pulling up toward his stomach. Leaning over, she swirled her tongue around the head, moving back when he jerked.
“Be careful, love,” Kinnith whispered. “I’m not gonna last long.”
Synia licked the area behind her ear. “As soon as you give Kinnith some relief, I’m gonna fuck your tight pussy from back here. I can’t wait much longer.”
Barely able to think, Kati licked and sucked at the bulbous head, stroking the drops of pre-cum from the slit with her tongue. She lightly cupped his balls, rolling them gently against her palm. Taking a deep breath, she slid the length of him into her mouth and began to bob her head slowly. Fingers played between her legs, making it hard to concentrate on her task. Kinnith moaned and forced more of his length between her lips. She fought against her gag reflex and swallowed around the hard shaft. Suddenly, he pulled out, clenched his fingers in her hair holding her still, and fisted his cock in his hand. Two jerks and he shot long ropes of white across his chest, his cry echoing through the house.
“I can’t wait, love.” Synia teased the head of his cock around her vaginal lips, over her clit, and finally positioned himself at her opening.
“Wait,” she cried. “What about a condom?”
Synia struggled to breathe slowly. “We don’t carry human disease, and we can’t catch anything from you. You’re not ovulating, I could smell it if you were. We could stop and wait until we can get some condoms if you want, but you’re perfectly safe with us. I swear it.”
She looked up at Kinnith, and he smiled and nodded his head. She took a deep breath. “Okay. I don’t wanna stop.”
Synia entered her in one push and began to piston his cock in and out of her wet pussy. Over and over he drove his hips into hers, and then pulled out. He tilted her head back and whispered something into her open mouth, but she couldn’t hear him anymore. She was lost in the magical feel of his body. He entered her again, sheathing his cock back in the glove of her pussy. Her orgasm broke over her in waves. She felt shattered, broken, so overwhelmed by the force of her release she was temporarily blind and deaf to all else around her.
When she regained her senses, Synia groaned and began to move faster within her, plunging in and out of her depths. She felt the jerk of his cock as his release exploded, his warm seed shooting into her depths. After a moment, he collapsed on top of her, both of them breathing heavy, slicked with sweat.
“Hey, guys.” Kinnith groaned. “You’re squishing me.”
Chuckling, Synia slid from Kati’s body and pulled them both to lie beside Kinnith. She relaxed in the heat of their bodies and found herself enveloped in two pairs of arms. Kinnith’s kiss was lazy and unhurried as he eased his tongue forward to gently tease hers. Moving down in the bed, they cuddled, the three of them, her sandwiched warmly between them.
“You’re safe,” Synia promised, as he kissed the back of her neck. “And you’re ours. We’ll always take care of you.”
Kati took a deep breath. What’s Daddy and Ray gonna say when they hear about this?