“I saw the fight between the dragons, Merlin, Rose and the hunters,” she said in a whisper.
All noise and chatter stopped and when she peeked from under her lowered lashes it was to see every eye in the room on her. She glanced at Randy to see his mouth opening and closing as if he wanted to say something but not sure what.
Ed was the first to break the silence. “How the hell did you see that?” His voice was hard and his eyes were ice-cold. She looked at the piece of lasagna on her plate but didn’t really see it. She shivered with fear and drew in a deep breath.
When she realized what she was doing and how she was feeling she began to get pissed. With each breath she inhaled and exhaled her anger rose, as did the heat in her cheeks. She lifted her head and pinned Ed with a scowl.
“Don’t you fucking look or talk to me like that.” She pushed to her feet and pointed her finger at him. Russ tried to grab her finger but she moved it aside and poked him hard in the arm to let him know she wasn’t happy with him, Rex or Randy. She was supposed to be their mate and none of them had jumped in to defend her and that just made her all the madder.
“Don’t touch me,” she snarled and then pointed at Ed again. “I didn’t ask for any of this. I was minding my own business getting on with my life when these three idiots invaded my dreams. If you want to yell at someone about what I’ve seen then you better go kill yourself and talk to Lady Guinevere.”
By the end of her rant she was panting and so angry tears burned the back of her eyes. She decided she was done. She didn’t need to take anyone’s shit and wasn’t about to stay where she wasn’t wanted. Niki spun on her heels shoved the chair aside with her foot and hurried from the room. There were five hallways leading off in every direction and she didn’t know where they lead but she didn’t care. All she cared about was getting out of here and fast.
She chose one long dimly lit hall and jogged down toward the other end. Before she reached the last door she stopped and looked back over her shoulder to see if anyone was following her and sighed in relief when she didn’t see anyone. She turned back, walked to the door and turned the handle. The door opened without any resistance and she stepped into another apartment. She knew it wasn’t Randy’s, Rex’s or Russ’s because they’d had a dark blue leather sofa in the living room and this one was a dark cherry brown color.
The tears which had been building welled and spilled down her cheeks. She wiped the moisture away angrily and threw herself down onto the sofa. She was angry at all of them but she was angrier with herself. Niki had never let her emotions rule her before. It wasn’t that she’d never been afraid because she had, quite a few times, but she’d never let it show. But today she had. However the catalyst had been the piercing pain in her chest when the men supposed to want her hadn’t done anything to defend her. In fact they’d looked just as angry as Ed and the others had, and they'd been looking at her.
She wished she knew the way out because she wouldn’t be sitting here having her own pity party, but the huge lump in her chest wouldn’t be ignored. She curled up into a ball on the end of the huge sofa and let the tears come. When she was finished with her bawling she was going to leave and never look back.
* * * *
“What the fuck is wrong with you?” Bid shoved to her feet and slapped Ed on the shoulder.
Rex held his breath waiting to see how Ed would react.
“You are such an ass. I’m glad Niki stood up to you because if she hadn’t, I would have.” She turned and glared at Randy, Russ and him. “And you three should be shot.”
“What?” Rex frowned and put his hands up palms out in an 'I surrender gesture'.
“Why didn’t you step in?” she asked angrily.
“Uh…” Randy stuttered.
“Um…” Russ averted his gaze.
“We aren’t supposed to go against our leader,” Rex said, hoping his response was enough to placate the woman.
“Never stopped you before,” Ed muttered only to look down sheepishly when Bid scowled at him.
Russ rubbed his chest and frowned at the pain and emotion boiling inside of him. His dragon chuffed and turned his back. That had never happened in his three hundred years of life and as he tried to figure out why he was hurting he pushed to his feet. He had an overwhelming urge to see his mate.
“Don’t you move!” Belinda’s finger pointed right at him. “How could you hurt her like that? If these three boneheads ever treated me the way you all just did Niki, I would be out of here so fast I’d make your head spin.”
“Bid, calm down, honey,” Ed said and reached for her. She sidestepped out of his reach.
“Don’t you tell me to calm, down,” she snapped before meeting Randy’s, Russ’s and Rex’s gazes again.
“Why would you let someone talk to your mate the way Ed did? Do you realize how much you’ve hurt her?” She stormed across to the door. “You men are such asses.” And then she was gone.
“She’s right you know,” Lance said in a calm voice. “Didn’t you feel the pain in her chest?”
Her eyes wandered over each bit of flesh revealed to her and she swallowed audibly at the three sets of wide shoulders and brawny chests. And their arms. Their biceps were huge and bulged each time they moved. When all three of them tugged at their ripped jeans and dropped them on the floor all the saliva in her mouth evaporated as if she spent hour upon hour walking in the heat of a desert. Their thighs were as thick as her waist if not thicker but it was the huge bulges between their legs that gave her pause. Whether she made a sound or moved a certain way she couldn’t be sure but all three of them straightened up and looked at her. She was glad they still had on their form-fitting boxers because even though they left nothing to the imagination, Niki wasn’t sure she was ready to deal with the massive reality of her decision just yet.
“Don’t be scared of us, baby,” Randy said in a quiet low voice as he moved to the end of the bed and climbed on. “We promise to do everything we can so you don’t feel any pain.”
She swallowed and tried to dredge up some moisture in her dry mouth and then licked her lips. “I don’t think that’s possible.”
“Yes it is,” Rex said and he and Russ began to walk toward her, one each on both sides of the huge bed she was resting on.
She didn’t get to say anything else because as soon as Rex and Russ got onto the bed, Rex cupped her cheek turned her to face him and slanted his mouth over hers. From that moment on she was lost. Lost in a sea of sensation, lost in desire and need and yet she felt alive for the first time in her life.
Excitement, hunger and trepidation warred in her mind but she pushed her uncertainties aside and let herself drown in sensation. Rex’s lips were so soft and warm and when his tongue swiped over her lower lip she moaned and opened up to his unspoken question right away. He tasted so good and as her tongue danced and mated with his she felt like her bones and muscles were melting like an ice-cube left out in the sun.
When she felt warm fingers at her neck she didn’t think anything of it but when her bikini top she was wearing was pulled from her body she realized that Russ had untied the strings and removed it.
She whimpered when two large hot hands landed on her ankles and then slowly caressed their way up over her calves, knees and thighs. The fire burning inside grew to a blazing inferno and they hadn’t really touched her yet besides Rex kissing her.
Just as the hands on her legs got higher and higher another hand landed on her chest, just below her breast. Her pussy clenched, her clit throbbed and cream wept out.
When Rex broke the kiss she groaned with frustration but then she moaned as Russ cupped the breast closest to him. His palm and fingers molded her feminine globe and she arched her chest begging for more.
The tips of Randy’s fingers connected with the edge of her bikini bottoms and she gasped and pushed her hips up slightly trying to get him to touch her throbbing wet cunt. Her eyes flew open when she heard a soft deep chuckle and she opened eyes she hadn’t realized that she’d closed.
“You are so fucking sexy, love,” Rex whispered right before he cupped and lifted her other breast as he lowered his head.
She cried out when his tongue laved over the top of her nipple sending zings of pleasure shooting right down to her pussy. Her internal muscles clenched again and more juices leaked from her vagina.
“How does she taste?” Russ asked in a raspy voice.
Rex released her nipple with a pop and met her gaze. His brown eyes were glowing with lust and she shivered as if he’d singed her with that hungry look. “Like strawberries and cream.”
“I have to taste you too, darlin’,” Russ said in a growly voice right before his head dipped and his lips enveloped the other hard peak.
“Oh god,” she gasped and squeezed her eyes closed.
“Hmm,” Russ hummed as he drew her nipple and areola further into his mouth.
Rex swiped his tongue over her other nipple and then he too was suckling on the tip.
She couldn’t stay still any longer. They hunger was running rampant through her blood, through her veins and burning her from the inside.
“Do you like that, baby?” Randy rasped. “Do you like having both your nipples sucked at the same time?”
“Yes,” she moaned drawing the s out so it sounded like she was hissing.
“I can smell your sweet cream, baby. I have to have a taste of that delectable-smelling honey.” Randy’s fingers pulled on the sides of the bikini panties and then he tugged them out from beneath her. His hands caressed the inside of her thighs and then he pushed them wide apart.
If she hadn’t been so into them, so hungry for them, she would have been embarrassed at being so exposed but the only thing her mind could latch onto was having the ache, the fire burning deep inside extinguished.
When she heard a loud sniff she pried her heavy lids open and saw that Randy’s head was close to her cunt. His eyes were closed and he licked his lips like he was already tasting her.
And then he lowered his head the last inch separating his mouth from her pussy and gave one long slow lick from her ass to her clit. She moaned and then whimpered when his tongue flicked rapidly over her engorged pearl. The fire burning so hot was almost too much for her to handle and yet she ached for more.