“Loki.” Kurtis caught sight of her by the main house. She must be heading to see Moisha, the current leader to stray members of Shay, Merker, and Aquana packs. She turned to look at him. Her long, blonde hair whipped over her shoulders and those stunning blue eyes held his. She looked surprised, uneasy, and he didn’t like this feeling. Things had stood between taking her as his mate, and his brothers, Miller and Konan, taking her, as well. There was always something, someone getting in the way. People to protect, battles to fight, investigations to be investigated. He was losing his patience and his brothers were, as well. She smiled softly as he pulled her into his arms and hugged her.
He inhaled Loki’s scent, his wolf nearly growled with need and desire to claim her. He had to make plans, but only after this meeting with Moisha, and ensuring that she was on board to have her packs join Saint and Keuric.
She pulled back, but he held her by her shoulders. She was petite, but muscular, strong, a warrior without fears, and a heart larger than the world.
“How are you?” he asked.
“I’m well, Kurtis, and you? What are you doing here?”
“A meeting with Moisha,” he said, and released her arms and then exhaled.
“What’s wrong?” she asked, eyes scrunched with concern. She was the heart of the people here, and had the ability to bring even strangers together.
He looked to the skies above, though blue, and mostly clear, a haze of evil was felt by all wolves and mystical creatures. The humans among them hadn’t a clue as to what was coming, or that death would soon be by their doorstep. As Alphas to the packs they needed to pull everyone together to not only protect one another, but the innocent humans living amongst them.
“There’s a plan in motion, and we need to ensure that we have as many soldiers, supporters, as possible in this fight. Alexandra is getting the feeling that this powerful evil, mixed with magic and other hidden influences, will be penetrating from within. If we can ensure that Moisha has all these people, wolves, here in the packs on board to back us then it adds numbers to the cause. We would like to get those without training, into training to prepare them to fight best they can when the time comes.”
“Understandable. I can’t see why she won’t accept that. Although she does feel superior here and has kept this pack intact for several years. Taking on wolves from across the United States from various packs is risky business.”
“Understood, but perhaps that support will also help them feel empowered and know that we have their backs, as well.”
“So you just met with her now?” she asked.
“Yes, but she is busy and we will meet again. Are you free tomorrow?” he asked her and stroked her arm. She tightened up and nibbled her bottom lip.
“Why?” she asked.
“To talk and discuss some things,” he said and reached up and stroked her jaw. She licked her lower lip and it took so much self-control to not lean down and kiss her, just ravage her mouth and take what was his, what was going to be his brothers, too. He couldn’t though. He had to secure this deal with Moisha. Find out what she wanted in return for joining the Saint and Keuric packs. He had the feeling the woman would want to ensure some power. She was quite into her position of authority.
“I’ll make myself available if this is important.”
“I think our future together, you, my brothers and I, is very important to discuss.”
Her eyes widened.
He stepped closer and slid his arm around her waist, then pulled her close. “We can’t fight it any longer, Loki. Can’t keep letting other things get into the way of what we all want.”
“I agree,” she said, lips parted and looking so damn sexy. He lowered his mouth to her lips. Didn’t, couldn’t, fight it any longer, and pressed his lips to hers.
He slid his palm to her ass, so sexy, round and tight and squeezed her to him while he plunged his tongue into her mouth taking what he desired for so long. She hugged him back, ran her hand over his ass and kissed him in return, until someone whistled and howled. They pulled back, laughing at the attention they drew to them from some wolves walking by, and he hugged her tight. He kissed her neck. “I want you so badly, Loki. I can’t wait to sit down and talk to you with my brothers. Tomorrow okay?”
She squeezed him tighter. “Is this real, Kurtis? Are you being serious? You’re not going to push me away this time?” She asked, and he felt like shit.
They had been hurting her by not accepting the mating, but it wasn’t the right time. They were constantly leaving, fighting, and then she was protecting Alexandra and the others. He didn’t want to lose this opportunity with all the evil and the fighting to come, he could die in battle and never get the chance to love her. “It’s real, Loki. We’ve been foolish to resist what is meant to be and allow all the other things to get in the way of us.”
She pulled back. “Why now?” She looked into his eyes, as if trying to read his mind.
He cupped her cheeks. “I don’t know what the future will bring. Our responsibilities to our packs, Saint pack and Keuric, pack and to the people is great. We will be on the front lines.”
“As I, too, will be in the fight.”
“No, I want you safe and secure.”
“That isn’t your decision.”
“It will be when I claim you as my mate and my brothers do, as well. As Alphas in the Saint pack we have the command and control to place you in a safe location when the danger comes.”
She pulled back.
“Then you don’t know me the way you should know me by now. These are my family members, my pack. I was not born into Saint or Keuric packs as you were. My blood is mixed, and I have struggled to be free, to remain safe and live my life freely by fighting against all odds and all evil. If you and your brothers think I will back down because you order me to, then don’t bother to call me to meet up. That means you don’t know who I really am.” She went to pull away and he grabbed her wrist and pulled her into his arms and hugged her so tight she couldn’t move.
He whispered into her ear, “I know exactly who you are, mate. I don’t want to lose you or see something happen to you.”
“And I don’t want to lose you or see something happen to you, to Miller and Konan.”
He exhaled, caught between what his wolf wanted and needed, and what this woman, their mate, was capable of and destined to be. She was strong, empowered, a leader and the other wolves adored her and would follow her anywhere. How could he force her to not fight, but to stay back and be safe and just hope he made it out of this fight to see her again?
He exhaled and hugged her. “We’ll talk more tomorrow.” He kissed her forehead before stepping back.
“I don’t expect Konan and Miller to say anything like you just did, Kurtis. The three of you know I won’t remain in hiding.”
He stared at her, had his hand under her hair and head and licked his lips as he eyed over her sexy body, and that gorgeous face. “Konan is a wolf of few words.”
“I’m not afraid of him, like so many others are.”
He raised one eyebrow up at her. “I’ll be sure to tell him that, but I don’t know what his reaction will be.” He winked and slid his arm to her waist and gave her ass a tap. She shoved his hand down and smiled. “Tomorrow, mate.”
She nodded and he walked away to head to the SUV, as he did he watched her walk toward the main house that he had just come from. She was stopped by three male wolves who smiled and were talking to her. That jealous, angry feeling filled his gut, but he tamped it down and focused on seeing her tomorrow. They couldn’t be apart from her any longer.
Loki walked with Konan, Miller, and Kurtis to their estate on pack land. She didn’t want to. She was still uneasy about everything, but yet she found herself wanting to be close to them, to accept them, and especially after Miller and Kurtis told Moisha that they weren’t her mates but Loki’s. The news that both Alexandra and Alyssa were pregnant was exciting, and also concerning. They would both need extra protection, and when it came to battling this demon, they may not be capable of being such a large part of that. She could understand their mates’ concerns and they were legit concerns. It kind of made Loki wish she had some sort of special abilities like they did. Like maybe if she could offer more in regards to protection and to security for them, it would help. It would also make Loki feel like she was important, or more than just a wolf. Would that make her mates happier?
She slid her hands along her skirt and the blouse she wore. Her body tingled having the three men so close to her as they walked.
Konan squeezed her hip, his extra-large hand warm and heavy against her side, surprising her.
“You smell so good, Loki. I love being close to you. Feeling your body next to mine,” he said, and stroked under her blouse and against her belly.
She tightened, but a warm sensation tingled over her skin. In her mind, she had a thought. That she should resist. That perhaps they wouldn’t be faithful to her, but then lips pressed to her neck and simultaneously Kurtis kissed her there.
Miller unlocked the front door to their home. A nice size place, suitable for Alphas of their high authority and place as Hunters of the Gods. She knew so much about them. About their love for their pack, for were law and regulations and how important their service was to all packs and lead Alphas. She respected that, which made her wonder once again why they resisted the mating for so long, and would she always come second to their positions in the pack?
She stepped from their touches and holds and walked deeper into the living room. There was a large fireplace made of stone from floor to ceiling in a sunken living room with large windows surrounding it. She took the three steps down, ran her hand along the top of the deep, rich brown leather sectional.
“This is so nice,” she complimented. When she turned to look at them, her heart began to pound inside of her chest. Her nipples hardened, her pussy ached. The three wolves looked lethal. Their eyes glowing green and yellow. Miller was licking his lips, running his palms together, and Kurtis took the two steps down toward her. She backed up, and the back of her knees hit the couch, and as she fell he wrapped his arm around her and fell on top of her, being careful to not let all his weight fall on her. But even so, he was heavy, huge, with wide muscular shoulders and hands, oh boy, hands that one touch could set her off if she didn’t resist. She couldn’t come off easy and show them how much power and control they had over her. She just couldn’t. What if things went wrong? What if they hurt her? Left her?
“Damn, Loki, don’t look at me like that. Like I could hurt you, lie to you. Don’t,” he said, and cupped her head and hair and kissed her.
The second his lips touched hers all thoughts seemed to halt. All she could do was feel and it was amazing.
She moaned into his mouth and he slid her top up and cupped her breast over the bra as he rocked his hips against her mound. She widened her thighs, the sound of her skirt tearing echoed around the room.
“Oh yeah. So sexy, and beautiful, damn I can smell her cream. Let’s take her to bed. We’ve waited long enough,” Miller said.
Kurtis kept stroking his tongue into her mouth and she squeezed him tight, then felt his thick, hard cock against her panties and mound. She wrapped her thighs tighter against him and rocked her hips. When he released her lips, it was so they could catch their breath. He stroked her hair from her cheeks. “You belong with us and we belong with you.”
She stared up into his dark blue eyes and her nonverbal response seemed to get to him. He rocked his hips and clenched his teeth. “I need you, don’t you need me, too?” he asked.
“I feel it, Kurtis, I’m just scared.” He leaned closer and kissed her cheek, her nose and then her forehead. He lowered to her neck, kissing her there and she tilted up and turned to the left to give him better access to her neck. “Don’t ever be scared of me, of us. We live for you. We fight for you, for this bond we have. Trust in us, Loki.” He slid her bra and strap to the side and gently kissed along the upper part of her chest, then to the deep cleavage of her breast and finally to where she wanted his mouth, her nipple. He tugged with teeth and tongue.
“Oh, Kurtis. Yes, yes, I’m ready. I’m scared, but I need. I feel it.” She could sense the mating musk all three men were releasing around her. She felt the intensity of their presence and knew that they were imprinting on her, letting all know that she belonged to them, and that they belonged to her.
In a flash, Kurtis’s mouth released her breast and he lifted up with her in his arms as if she were light as a feather. He carried her swiftly from the living room, up the stairs and to a large bedroom. His brothers lowered the shades. Miller lit candles around the room, and they undressed as Kurtis placed her feet to the plush beige rug.
He reached for the buttons on her blouse as he leaned forward to kiss her lips again before trailing his mouth to her neck. The blouse fell, and when he lifted his mouth, she felt his large hands lift her camisole, his knuckles searing her belly, her skin, making her moan and reach for this jeans. He yanked her arms upward, shocking her, and tossed the top from her body. Miller came behind her and unclipped her bra as he suckled hard on her neck.
“A goddess. A sexy, gorgeous goddess,” Konan stated.
She glanced at him as her bra fell and Kurtis shoved her panties down. Konan and those deep blue eyes held hers with fire in them. He stroked a thick, long cock in his hand.
“I take her first,” he said as Miller lifted her up so she was seated on the edge of the bed on his lap, legs wide over his thighs, exposed to Miller and Konan.
“Oh. Oh my,” she said, panting.
Kurtis fell to his knees and slid his palms over her shaking thighs.
“Kurtis,” she said, and then his mouth was on her cunt, his tongue sliding in and out of her channel. She shoved backward, but Miller held her around her waist, his hand on one breast. His other hand gripped her hair as he kissed her neck and had her coming like a faucet. Hands cupped her cheeks and there was Konan. “Submit to us. Accept us as your mates.”