Ty wasn’t exactly sure why he felt the empty and unimaginable sensation of sorrow when the werewolf was thrown down by the vampire who’d been hiding in here with him.
It wasn’t like Ty knew the man, or his name, or anything about him, and werewolves died and were eaten all the time by the masters of the house.
Still, his voice had been gentle when he spoke, and he’d said that he wasn’t there to hurt Ty. It was almost as if he was there to help.
Ty curled up and cried as he listened to the gruff grunts and shouts of a fight. He didn’t like hearing as other people died. It scared him, knowing that someday the same would be happening to him, and that his unborn child would get the same as well.
It would probably happen right after it was born, and that was only if it was lucky.
The thing that shocked Ty enough to make him lift his head, to try and see what was happening, was when the vampire shrieked, an awful sound that reminded Ty of nails down a chalkboard.
He didn’t hear that sound very often, and the panting sound of the alpha was still there.
He was still alive.
Then the man was back in the way of the opening that led into Ty’s hiding spot.
There was a scratch down the side of his face, and he seemed to be a little out of breath, but he was alive.
Ty would’ve smiled if he could.
“Come on, I’m getting you out of here,” the alpha said, and he reached out with his hand, but Ty’s first instinct was to flinch away from it.
The man’s beautiful amber eyes widened. “I wouldn’t hurt you,” he said.
“How do I know that?” Ty asked, barely daring to make eye contact with this man, just in case he was being tricked.
That happened sometimes, and the punishment for putting trust in a man, just to find out he was being tested, was the worst sort of cruelty that Ty never wanted to experience again.
The man pulled his hand back a bit, but then he steeled himself and held it out, determined that Ty should take it. “My name is Conner Luise,” he said. “I’m the alpha of my pack, and we’re liberating you, this house, and any other slaves that might be inside.”
Ty’s eyes widened. That was certainly never a story that he’d been told whenever someone came to test him.
“Is that…light?” he asked, looking around Conner’s body, which was a little hard since the man was so big that he was practically covering up the entire entrance to Ty’s hiding place.
Of course, it wasn’t exactly a hard thing to do, considering how small the doorway was.
Conner briefly looked behind him, to where the light and the smell of burning flesh was coming from. “Yes. We’re opening up all of the windows,” he said.
That did it. Ty started to cry again, and he only cried because at least now he knew for a fact that this was real.
No way would the vampires in this house allow the windows to be opened for a test against their slaves. They wouldn’t do that. Conner was really an alpha and he did have a pack here, and Ty was…
…Ty was saved. He didn’t have to be here anymore, and his pup wouldn’t be born as a vampire’s feeding thing either.
Ty flinched when he felt a hand on him. Conner had actually crawled into the cubby a ways, and now his hand was on Ty’s shoulder.
He was so close, and there was so much remorse in his eyes, that Ty just wanted to throw himself into the man’s arms and cry.
He didn’t do that, however. He held back.
“Everything’s going to be okay. You’re safe now.”
“Promise?” Ty blurted.
The look on Conner’s face appeared almost painful. “Yeah, I promise. Let’s get you out of here.”
The bigger man started to awkwardly crawl backwards until he was out of the hiding space, and Ty followed him. The bites on his body stung a bit, but he could barely feel them now that the chance to be in sunlight after so long was at hand.
Sunlight represented one of two things for him. Freedom or death.
Either was better that the life he’d lived.
“Can you stand properly?” Conner asked.
For an alpha, he was being strangely considerate. “I think so,” Ty said, but when he went to put his weight down on his feet, his knees immediately gave out on him, and he went down with a yell.
Ty immediately put his hands out to shelter his stomach and pup, but Conner caught him by the shoulders before he could land on his stomach or face.
“Careful,” Conner said, helping him to his feet. “You have a lot of bite marks on you. They’ve been feeding from you too much.”
As if that was something Conner needed to hear himself say before he could do anything else, he immediately leaned in and scooped Ty into his arms.
Ty squawked just a little at the sensation of being thrust into the air, and his arms immediately went around Conner’s warm and strong neck.
“I’ll carry you for a bit, and I think we should find you something to wear.”
“Thank you,” Ty said, and he tried his absolute best to not be too humiliated over the fact that he had to be carried, or that Conner was able to carry him as if he weighed nothing at all.
“Can we go into the light now?” Ty asked.
Conner looked down at him, his expression still soft, safe. “Anything you want,” he said.
“You want to come?” Conner asked, and he slid his hand up Ty’s thigh, grabbing on to the column of his erection just above Ty’s hand. That way they were both working on him, and more of his flesh was being stimulated, which was a very important detail when trying to get off.
Ty nodded at him, and he was still that gorgeous shade of blush. “Y–yes. I want it.”
It almost looked like Ty was trying to take off the cock ring at that point, but Conner removed his hands, preventing him from doing that.
“Ah, ah,” Conner said. “Not yet.”
Conner got up onto his knees. His own cock was thick and heavy between his legs, and his testicles ached to the point of near pain. “When you come, you’re going to do it with me inside of you,” Conner said.
“Then we’ll be mated?” Ty asked.
It was another one of those sweet and innocent things that Conner was almost thrown off when he heard it.
It took more than sex to make a proper mating. There had to be real commitment on both sides, and even then, that didn’t guarantee a forever type of deal.
Still, Conner didn’t want to disappoint the man, so he smiled and nodded. “Yeah, we’ll really be mated.”
“Okay,” Ty said, and as Conner inched closer on his knees, Ty curled his legs around Conner’s waist.
Conner nearly came himself when he grabbed on to his own erection by the root, and then placed the dark head at Ty’s stretched pucker.
Even that was enough to send a jolt of pleasure straight through him, and Conner had to bite down on his lower lip just to keep from coming as he pushed the crown of his cock inside.
Then he was inside, just the head, but he was there, and Conner moaned and nearly doubled over.
Ty held him up by his shoulders. “Are you okay?” he asked.
“Yeah,” Conner said. “Fuck, you just…you feel so damned good,” he said.
Ty smiled at him, and then he gently pulled Conner down on top of him. They were both still careful of the fact that Ty was carrying, so Conner didn’t put all of his weight on top of his mate, but they were almost completely flesh to flesh now, their bodies warm and slick with the sweat that was building, and musk heavy in the air.
It was fucking paradise as Conner thrust forward, slowly. He watched Ty’s face, all the little winces that he made, and every time he bit down on his bottom lip. Never once did Ty ask him to stop or even slow down.
And it was perfect just the way it was. Not too fast, and not too slow either. Conner loved watching Ty’s face as he made love to the man, and he loved the feeling of Ty’s fingernails clawing at his back as he held on for the ride.
Soon it was just the sound of heavy breathing and soft moaning, coupled with sound of their bodies coming together.
Conner’s balls tightened up, and he groaned deep in his throat as he pushed back and forth, back and forth. It was the best damn thing in the entire world, and whereas before he wanted to make sure that Ty didn’t come too quickly, now Conner was only worried about himself.
“Fuck,” he gasped, feeling the pleasuring building and expanding deep inside of him. He had to slow to a stop for a few seconds and start back up again just to keep from coming, but even that hardly did anything.
He was right there. His orgasm was right in front of him, but Conner was still holding back because he didn’t want this to stop even for a few minutes.
He wanted Ty to be the first to come, and Conner had to start kissing and suckling at the man’s neck just to keep from looking at him. If he looked into Ty’s face, saw the way his mouth opened and closed with every gasp, looked at his pink lips and tongue, and…
Fuck! He was going to come.
“It’s okay,” Ty said, and his voice was breathy, but his words were clear as his fingers carded through Conner’s hair.
Conner looked at him, and his dark brown eyes were so gentle and dilated from lust.
“Do it, come inside me. I want you to do it,” he said.
“Fuck,” Conner said again, and there was really no holding back at that point. He just did it. He completely let himself go as his cock swelled even more and he came hard and deep inside of his mate’s body.
Conner yelled out loud as he bit down on the side of Ty’s neck and shoulder. He was looking at one of the vampire scars there and his wolf didn’t like that.
Not like he could really do anything to calm it or bring it back under control when he was buried balls deep inside of his mate and coming harder than he’d ever come in his life.
He didn’t realize his fuckup until his dick began to go back down to a normal size, and he immediately pulled his teeth away.
The skin wasn’t broken, but there would be a bruise there. Shit. Ty had been bitten by vampires all his life. Why would Conner think in a million years that biting him would be a good idea?
He didn’t even get the chance to open his mouth and spout out an apology before Ty was writhing and moaning beneath him. In fact, the smaller man had never stopped.
Ty was still panting, still moaning, and still desperately stroking his own cock. Conner would have thought that he would’ve come by now just because of the knotting.