“How can you not be nervous? He has no idea who we are, what we are, or that we are even coming. All I keep seeing in my head is the man taking one look at us and running the other way.”
“Why would looking at us make him run the other way? There’s nothing wrong with the way we look. I, for one, am fucking gorgeous and absolutely fabulous. And you are to die for. You’re sexy as hell, smart, loyal, kind, brilliant, and great in bed,” Shay answered as he squeezed Kia’s arm.
“Well, you got one thing right. You are fucking gorgeous and fabulous. But me, not so much,” Kia said as his shoulders drooped.
Shay stopped immediately and looked at Kia as if he had twenty heads and purple kittens flying out of his ass. “Everything I said about you is one hundred percent truth. You know that I cannot tell a lie. You need to stop doing that to yourself and start seeing the amazing man that I see when I look at you,” Shay admonished.
Kia gave him a small smile and ducked his head. “I know you think I’m all that and a bag of chips, but I just don’t see it, Shay.”
“Fine,” Shay said abruptly and slid his arms through Kia’s again, then started walking, pulling Kia along with him. “Then I will have to tell you every day until you do.”
After another two hours of walking and the moon dipping down over the western horizon, the duo finally spotted the first signs of life in Sanctuary. A few houses began to pop up along the side of the road, and the closer they got to town, the closer the houses became.
Shay and Kia stopped in the center of town, right before a pretty little park with a gazebo right in its center. The two circled, looking at all the small shops along Main Street.
“Such a cute town, isn’t it, Kia?”
“It’s like something right out of a storybook or movie. I didn’t think places like this existed.”
“I told you the Alpha Prime was different. He cares about his family, his pack, and his people. And I don’t just mean wolf shifters. He cares about all creatures, big and small,” Shay said and winked at Kia.
“I hope so, because I still think we’re crazy to come to a pack of predators when we’re both prey.”
“Predator, prey, who cares? Here in Sanctuary with the Alpha Prime, we will be safer than we have ever been.”
“Do you think so? I mean really?” Kia asked nervously.
“Yes, really. Come on, we still have a few miles to burn up until we get there,” Shay answered.
They walked through town until the houses began to spread apart again. Slowly the homes disappeared, and only forest remained around them. No leaves were on the trees, only the pines still held their needles and color. A small dirt road appeared to the right and Shay turned them.
“Here? Are you sure?” Kia asked.
“Yes, Kia. Please stop questioning me. It makes me feel like you don’t believe in me,” Shay stated sadly.
Kia stopped and turned to Shay. “No, Shay, never. I will always believe in you.”
Shay gave Kia a soft smile and reached up, brushing a small tuft of hair from his eye. “I know you are nervous, Kia. So am I. But I promise you this is the right place. This is where we are meant to be. Now, he will not be there when we arrive, but they won’t turn us away. He’ll be joining us soon. I know we have nothing to fear here. I promise.” Shay leaned in and placed a gentle kiss on Kia’s lips, before pulling away and continuing down the dirt road.
After another few miles, the large iron gates appeared, and behind them, a long cobblestone drive lined with healthy tall trees. Shay released Kia’s arm and placed his hand on the gates. He closed his eyes and concentrated. “There are some very powerful wards on these gates, just like the ones crossing over into the pack lands.”
“Can you get us through? There is a call box there. Maybe we should call up first?” Kia asked.
“I can get us through. And I like the element of surprise, it keeps people on their toes,” Shay answered mischievously. After a few moments, there was a small click and the gate popped open. Shay opened his eyes and pushed it further, then turned to Kia with a bright smile. “Let’s go.”
They walked through the large gates and Shay turned back, closing the gates behind them. “Don’t want to leave them unguarded. That wouldn’t be the greatest introduction to our new family, now would it?” Shay said, then grasped the gate, and closed his eyes. A moment later, another click sounded and Shay pulled on the gate, but it wouldn’t budge. “There, it’s all good.”
They walked up the long drive, admiring the scenery around them. Suddenly the top of a large house came into view, looming larger as they walked closer. The cobblestone drive opened into a large open space with cars and trucks lined up along the left side. A beautiful fountain sat in the center with a stone statue of two wolves. It looked like they were cuddling.
Shay and Kia made their way around the structure to the other side and climbed the four wide slate steps leading to a matching patio, then stopped in front of the big, wooden double doors.
“Here we go, Kia,” Shay exclaimed.
“You were right, Shay. This place is so big and beautiful. I have never seen a log cabin so big in my life,” Kia stated in appreciation as he looked around.
“And we can only see the front. The rest of it is even more grand.” Shay turned to face the doors again and rang the bell, then held his breath. He knew they would be welcomed, but he was feeling a little nervous himself. Beyond this door lay their future.
Kia grabbed the bottle of body wash and poured some into his hands. He rubbed his hands together, getting a nice lather, then placed his hands on Castiel’s back and began to wash him. Kia loved feeling all those hard muscles flex and relax under his touch. He slid his hands up to Castiel’s neck, then down his broad shoulders, and thick biceps, before sliding back up the underside of his arms, and moving down Castiel’s sides to his hips. Kia’s hand glided over taut skin to Castiel’s muscled globes, and he washed the sexy, slightly furry cheeks. His slick hand slid between those gorgeous globes as Kia cleaned Castiel’s most intimate spot.
“Mmm, feels good, my Kia. Don’t stop, baby,” Castiel growled.
The sound was so arousing, Kia’s cock jerked in interest. He gently rubbed the tight star, and was shocked when his big, strong mate pushed his ass back, forcing Kia’s finger to slide into his hole. Kia froze. He didn’t know what to do. He did know what to do, of course, because he had done it to Shay enough times, but this was not Shay. Castiel was a big enforcer and surely would never bottom.
Castiel turned his head, looking at him over his shoulder, and giving Kia a sexy smile. Cass reached up with one arm and grabbed the back of his head. “Do it, sweet pea. Shove those fingers inside me and stretch me. Get me ready for your pretty cock. I want to feel you inside me,” Castiel said in a rough, husky voice, then pulled Kia’s head close and devoured his lips. Kia’s knees almost gave out on him from the intensity of the kiss. The fact that Castiel was willing to let Kia fuck him was a big, but welcome, surprise. He had never in a million years thought that their enforcer mate, who was full of testosterone, would ever bottom.
“I believe a mating should be all of us sharing in everything with one another.” Castiel pulled back, releasing him, and met his shocked gaze.
Kia’s brows rose in surprise. “You do? You mean…”
“Yes, Kia,” Castiel answered simply, then turned back around and picked Shay up, pressing his back against the tiles, as Shay wrapped his legs around Castiel’s waist.
Kia was nervous as hell as he reached out a shaky hand and grabbed the bottle of lube they kept in the shower. He popped the top and poured some of the slick onto his fingers. Cass held his hand out. “Let me have some of that, baby. I’ll stretch Shay, while you open me up.”
Kia poured some on Castiel’s fingers then watched in fascination as Cass slid his hand under Shay and started playing with Shay’s ass. Kia absently put the tube back on the shelf, his head fuzzy and confused by this turn of events. His large mate, all hard, tough, and growly man, wanted him to fuck him.
“Come on, baby. I want to feel you inside me as I slide into Shay,” Castiel panted.
Kia shook his head, coming out of his thoughts, and focused on the moment. Even though he was shocked, he could hear it in Castiel’s voice that he wanted this, and Kia was surprised at the realization that he did, too.
Kia pressed his slick fingers against Cass’s puckered hole again, and pushed one in past the outer ring, sliding it in completely. The moan Castiel released was so damn deep and sexy, Kia almost came just from the sound. Slowly he thrust the finger in and out a few times before adding a second, then started to lick and nibble all the sexy muscles across Castiel’s back.
Kia wanted to cover his mate in licks and kisses. He lost himself in the taste of Castiel’s skin, the sounds of the three of them panting and moaning, and the feel of Castiel’s hot channel gripping his fingers. After Kia had three fingers moving in and out of his mate without any resistance, he knew Castiel was ready. He pulled his fingers free and wrapped his hand around his hard, leaking cock, using the slick that was left on his hand to coat his shaft.
“Now, baby,” Cass demanded gently.
Kia watched as Shay’s head dropped back against the tiles behind him and his mouth opened with an almost silent cry. Castiel thrust his hips forward and Kia knew his big mate had just impaled Shay. Kia looked down at Castiel’s ass, and those muscled cheeks were flexed and tight. Kia was smaller than his mate and wondered how he was going to breach him.
He shouldn’t have worried. It was as if Castiel had read his mind. Castiel gripped Shay tight and spun them, then placed Shay on the edge of the tiled bench against the other wall. Shay lay back and arched his back up as he cried out his pleasure. Castiel looked back at him again. “Come on, baby, join us.”
Cass leaned forward, lying over Shay as Kia stepped closer. He grabbed the base of his cock and angled the head toward his mate. Kia’s breath hitched and his hand shook. Suddenly he found himself so nervous he thought he might throw up. But then Castiel’s next words eased some of his nerves. “You feel so fucking good, Shay. I can’t wait to feel Kia inside me so that we’ll all be joined together.”
Kia slid the tip between those furry cheeks, and ran it up and down the crease a few times, then stopped at the puckered hole, pressing forward. “Shit!” Kia cursed loudly in surprise. He had expected more resistance from Castiel’s body and thought he would go slow, but as he pressed forward he immediately popped through the guarding muscle and slid fully inside Castiel in one swift move, until his balls slapped against Castiel’s heavy sac. Kia had to grab his mate’s hips to steady himself.
“Fuck, yes,” Castiel hissed between clenched teeth, then pushed back against Kia and swiveled his hips.