When they’d finished the fruit section of the list, he felt it again. It took tightening his grip on the handle of the cart to keep from turning in that direction. He swore someone was calling him, but he didn’t know who and couldn’t pinpoint where it was coming from. He felt his fangs lengthen even as saliva pooled in his mouth.
“Evan? Do you feel that?” Lee’s voice had turned husky and deepened.
“Fuck, brother. Is this the mating call?”
Evan nearly jerked his head off when he turned it to stare at Lee. “What? This is the call?”
“I think so. It feels like how Joseph and Jessup described it. I want to follow it and find her. I know it’s a female, but the scent doesn’t really tell me that. I just know it.”
“I don’t have that knowledge that it’s a female. I just feel a drawing that has me antsy, itching all over. I don’t trust this, Lee.” He didn’t trust anything or anyone not of his den these days. There was too much going on.
“I do. I want to find the scent. We don’t have to approach whoever it is yet. Let’s just find out who it is.” Lee looked him directly in the eyes. “It’s better to know our enemy’s face than to blindly fight.”
“You don’t see this as a potential enemy. You sense her as a mate. Don’t approach whoever it is, male or female. I mean it. I’ll protect you even from yourself, brother. We investigate, then decide.” Evan wasn’t taking any chances.
“Agreed. I think you’re wrong, but once I see her and really get a good whiff of her scent, I’ll be able to find her anywhere later.”
That was what Evan was afraid of. He didn’t want his brother to go off by himself and end up in a trap. He’d have to make Lee promise to take him with him. Together they might have a chance to elude whatever danger there was or, at the very least, fight their way free if the need arose.
Evan resigned himself to searching out the owner of the strangely intoxicating scent. The compulsion had his insides quivering even as his mouth watered with the need to dominate.
“I’ll follow you, little brother.” Lee would know that Evan planned to watch their backs.
This isn’t right. There’s something wrong with this. I can’t put my finger on it.
He never expected a mating call to have his hackles raised as well as his balls heating up. The feelings were too conflicting.
“This way.” Lee strode off in the general direction of the scent, taking them to the middle of the store.
“She’s down this aisle.” Lee’s voice had lowered to a whisper as he leaned close to Evan.
If the female was a shifter, she’d hear them regardless. Would she be a shifter? The scent wasn’t quite right, but he did smell shifter. He had to make his mouth close when it widened to take in more of her scent. The pheromone that was all her entered his mouth and strengthened the way her essence smelled to him. He swore he could taste her. It was a flavor as smooth as warm blood of a fresh kill laced with the adrenaline of the chase. His cock hardened, arresting his lunge before he took off after her.
“Easy, Evan. I feel it too, but your instincts were right. Something’s not quite true about what we’re sensing.” Lee eased in front of Evan. “Let’s push the cart down the aisle and look for something.”
“Chili beans. We’re supposed to get six cans of chili beans from the list.”
Lee shook his head and grinned. “You’re a fucking walking encyclopedia sometimes, brother. We’ll search for chili beans.”
Evan followed with the cart as Lee led the way. There were four people with carts in the aisle, all of them searching for their individual needs. Two were female and two were male. Since one of the females and one of the males seemed to be shopping together, he assumed it would be the other female reading the back of a can of something.
Evidently Lee came to the same conclusion since he walked over to where the chili beans happened to be directly in front of her. So much for not approaching her. Evan wanted to smack him on the head.
“You planning to make chili today as well? It’s that crisp fall air we’ve got coming down.” Lee smiled at the pretty female.
He couldn’t help but notice how her long brown hair reminded him of sable. The way it changed colors when she moved mesmerized him for a few seconds. When she turned to look at his brother, Evan had to catch his breath at the molten chocolate richness of her eyes. He could imagine staring into them as they glazed over in lust.
He had to shake his head to clear it.
Focus, you fool. I can’t afford to let her draw me in with Lee so close to her. I need to be able to protect him if something happens. What if she’s a witch?
“That’s what I was thinking. I like chili when it’s cool outside. I guess it’ll get pretty darn cold here this winter.” The faint blush on her cheeks told him that she wasn’t used to flirting. Somehow that softened Evan’s initial belief that she was a threat.
Stop it! It could be a trap. I’ve got to stop letting her get to me.
“So you’re new here? I didn’t think I’d seen you around these parts before.” Lee continued drawing her out.
The faint whiff of uncertainty and maybe fear filled his nose. Why would she be afraid of Lee? Did she know he was a shifter? Had his brother’s eyes given him away? They’d been trained young to control the way their eyes could shine when they were out at night or feeling some intense emotion. Had Lee slipped?
Shay had never really been kissed by a boy before. This would be her first, and it frightened her initially. As if understanding, Lee was gentle. He sipped at her lips before gently nipping her lower lip so that she opened, and he could gain entrance inside of her mouth. Once there, his tongue explored her, teasing then thrusting inside as she moaned.
While Lee possessed her mouth, Evan sucked and licked her neck and shoulder. He used one hand to unbutton her shirt, taking his time. By the time he had all the buttons undone, Shay was shivering in awareness. Her nipples ached for something. Lee left her kiss bruised lips and laid kisses all around her breast before shocking her when he fastened his mouth around her nipple. She gasped as he suckled, using one hand to gently squeeze.
Evan turned her to her back and immediately took the other breast into his mouth and teased the nipple with his tongue. When they both sucked at the same time, she arched her back and threaded her fingers into their hair, holding them close to her chest. Shay had never known anything like this could feel so good.
“Oh, God,” she breathed out. “What are you doing to me?”
Evan released her nipple with a tiny pop. “We’re loving you, Shay. Does it feel good?”
He and Lee began kissing their way down her abdomen. Evan slid to the end of the bed and pulled her bottoms off. Lee took the waistband of her panties in his teeth and pulled at them until they were past her knees where Evan pulled them the rest of the way off. Both men began kissing and licking along her belly, drawing soft whimpers from her. She was going to combust into flames if they didn’t do something to relieve the pressure steadily building inside her.
“What, babe?” Lee asked.
“I don’t know. I need. I need something.”
“I know what you need.” Evan spread her legs and blew across her pussy lips.
She shivered and arched once again. She felt the cool whoosh of air across her soaking pussy. She’d been wet from the time she’d gotten into bed to the first touch of Evan’s hand at her waist. Shay seemed to get wet anytime they were within her sights. It was embarrassing how her body seemed to want them even when she didn’t know them well.
The first swipe of his tongue across her slit sent her nerves scratching at her body. Every one of them fired at once, making her squirm against the men. Evan placed one arm across her pelvis as if to keep her still. She didn’t understand why until he began to lick at her pussy juices.
“Evan.” It was just a whisper.
“He’s enjoying your taste, babe. Here, let me help you see him.” Lee lifted her head to his lap. “See the ecstasy on his face as he eats your perfect pussy? I bet you taste amazing. I can’t wait until my turn to suck you dry.”
“It’s too much. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.”
Shay turned her head back and forth until she realized her cheek was rubbing up against the hard length of Lee’s cock. It felt like a steel rod against her skin. It was almost as if the covering of his shorts wasn’t there. She started deliberately rubbing against it, loving how it moved against her when she did.
What is wrong with me? I can’t believe I’m doing this. Oh, God! Evan’s mouth is like a hot coal burning me down there. I feel like I’m going to explode.
This had to be a climax. She’d heard and read of them, but knew nothing about what to expect. It was amazing.
“My turn, Evan. I need to taste her.” Lee lifted her head from his lap and scooted down to the foot of the bed.
“Brother, she’s exquisite. She tastes like candied fruit.” Evan licked her one final time then climbed back up to the top of the bed and kissed her, sharing her taste. His kiss was soft and gentle then turned fiery as she groaned into his mouth. When Lee began licking her pussy then stabbed into it with his tongue, Shay nearly screamed into Evan’s mouth. It felt too good. She’d die if they kept doing this to her. She bucked her hips despite Lee’s arm across her abdomen.
Shay pulled from Evan’s kiss and grabbed at Lee’s head with her fingers. She clawed at it then pulled on his hair. The way she was acting mortified her, but she couldn’t stop herself from forcing the man’s mouth on her pussy. When he touched her clit with his tongue, Shay felt as if her entire body went up in a raging inferno. This was a climax. She hadn’t felt this before.
“Evan! Dear, God. So good.”
“See. I told you we could love you without anything that would hurt you. We don’t have to claim you to make you feel good.” Evan kissed her cheek then brushed a soft one across her lips.
“I never knew it could be like that.” She panted, trying to catch her breath as Lee climbed back up the bed. “What about you?” She looked from Evan to Lee. “I mean, you’re both hard. Doesn’t it hurt?”
“We can handle being uncomfortable for a while. It will eventually go away,” Lee told her.
“I want to make you come like you did for me.” She wasn’t sure how to do that, but Shay had read enough to know it was possible for her to suck on them and make it happen.
“You don’t have to do anything, babe. Just relax and get some sleep.” Lee kissed her cheek.
“Once we talk to our brother later in the morning, he’ll probably want us to return home. Then we’ll finish the claiming in our own bed.” Evan pulled the covers up over them.