“I still don’t see why we all had to come on this assignment,” Zach said.
Declan just ignored his younger brother’s irritating complaint. Either he or Tyler had bitched about their trip at least twice an hour since they’d left home. Home. What I wouldn’t give to be back there.
“Explain why the Alpha said we all had to come?” Tyler asked. “This Charlie Paige is just one scrawny woman. It’s not going to take all three of us to throw her in the trunk and drag her sorry ass back to New Orleans.”
Declan glanced at his brother’s reflection in the rearview mirror as he drove up the highway toward Las Vegas. Tyler and Zach wore their dark hair in the same short style, making it harder for people to differentiate which twin was which. Declan, being twenty years older than them, had watched the boys as they’d learnt to crawl, walk, and then run. He knew who was who by their body language alone. Something no one else had ever managed to do, even their parents.
“Because Gaige is sick of Charlie’s father fobbing him off with endless excuses as to why his precious daughter isn’t ready to work for a living like the rest of us.”
Declan had worked in many careers in the last hundred or so years. The last fifteen years he’d spent in the army, working in Special Forces with his brothers. So he had no respect for someone who just wanted to do nothing but “party” for years on end.
“I heard that Gaige has had to spend over a hundred thousand dollars on tutors over the last ten years, just so this chick could pass her exams,” Zach said. His lip was curling in disgust.
“Her father said she was struggling, but I heard she was just too busy getting stoned to do any studying,” Tyler added.
“If Gaige hadn’t invested so much money I think he would have cut her loose years ago,” Declan said. “The pack needs a competent and dedicated doctor. I’m not sure this Charlie is ever going to be that.”
“Maybe her father will hold off his retirement and try to straighten her out,” Zach said. “How much longer until we get there?”
“How old are you?”
Declan laughed as Zach flipped him off. “You know how to read a map, work it out for yourself.”
“Three more hours,” Tyler said. “I hope she puts up a fight. I wouldn’t mind her having to ride in the trunk for a while.”
* * * *
Charlie restocked the treatment room quickly and efficiently. The same way she did everything. The same way she’d always done everything. Efficient, quick, precise, and completely emotionless. Except now she was feeling overwhelmed by her emotions.
“Stupid, useless emotions.”
“I was just leaving for the night. Do you need me to help with anything?” Patrice asked.
Charlie forced a smile to form on her lips. “Sorry, Patrice. Just talking to myself.”
“First sign of madness. Be careful if the voices start to answer you.” Patrice laughed as she waved good night and left the clinic for the night.
Charlie had thought she was alone in the clinic. She needed to be more careful or the town would think she was crazy. “Crazy as well as being a bitch.”
“We know you’re not a bitch,” Brody said. The demon startled her so much that she dropped the tray of supplies she was holding. It didn’t clatter to the floor, and once Charlie had calmed her nerves a little, she looked to see why.
“Thank you, Brody,” Charlie said. She took hold of the tray again. It had only dropped a few inches before Brody had stopped its descent. “Thank you for your kind words, too.”
“You still haven’t found out who your mate might have been?”
Charlie’s breath shuddered in her throat on a small sob and she shook her head, unable to speak. It had been two months since she’d returned to Eminence looking for her mate. Two months since she’d failed to find him in that town.
“I hate seeing you so sad,” Brody said. He walked up to her and took the tray from her hands before placing it on the bench. He wrapped his arms around her and she sagged into his warm embrace.
“You know you’re my only friend, right?”
“Rubbish. Everyone likes you. I’m just the only one you’ve let close.”
“I didn’t let you close. You barged your way into my heart.” She felt Brody’s chest rumble as he laughed.
“I think we should talk to Aiden again,” Brody said. “I can smell a lie from a vampire better than you can, and I still maintain he’s lying to us.”
Charlie pulled away from Brody and shook her head. “No. I was mistaken. Aiden was so covered in blood and gore that he was forced to burn his clothes. I think that all the combined scents confused my wolf somehow. I got it wrong because there was just so much blood.”
“There was an awful lot of injured shifters after the Eminence pride fought Bethany and Morgan’s father,” Brody agreed.
She picked up the tray of supplies again and Brody helped her to finish the restocking. He then kissed her good night and set a time for them to meet for breakfast the next day.
She needed to move on with her life. She’d smelled every single shifter in Eminence when she’d attended Morgan’s wedding. None had been her mate. Charlie decided that, starting immediately, she would stop thinking about her mate.
“Zach, she needs us both.” Zach returned from the bathroom with a wet cloth and pressed against Charlie’s back as he reached around to gently wipe her pussy clean.
“I’m here, sweetheart. We’re never leaving you. Eamon and Tyler will be here with us soon.” Zach kissed his mark on her neck and threw the cloth to the side to caress up her abdomen to her small, perfect breasts.
“You are so beautiful, angel. I can’t believe we are lucky enough to have you as our mate.” Declan wanted to kill her father as he saw disbelief and insecurity shine from Charlie’s eyes at his words.
“How can you not believe me?” he asked. Taking one of her delicate hands off his shoulders, he guided it to his throbbing cock.
“Oh, angel, that feels so damned good,” Declan said, his groan of pleasure driving her insecurities away. Her smile was shy but genuine.
She really didn’t see herself as beautiful. He would change that in their eternity together. They would have their eternity, even if he had to knock the sense back into the vampire. Charlie was not going to die because Eamon was having a panic attack.
“Put me inside you,” Declan instructed.
Charlie obeyed immediately, guiding his cock to her slick entrance. Declan suspected her acquiescence wouldn’t always be this easy.
Zach lifted Charlie under her ass and Charlie wrapped her legs around Declan’s hips. Declan groaned and kissed Charlie deeply as he slowly rocked into her tight pussy. She moaned as he got deeper with each thrust. Her skin grew damp as the mating heat cooled and perspiration coated her body.
Charlie pulled from his lips. “Please, I need you to move faster. I need more.”
Declan locked gazes with Zach over Charlie’s shoulder. He was pressed against Charlie’s back as he rolled her nipples between his fingers. Without her other mates being here, Zach was the only “more” they had. Zach’s wide smile showed he wasn’t at all upset by that fact.
Declan slid his hands down Charlie’s back to her ass and supported her as he thrust deeper and faster into the heaven of his mate’s pussy. Zach vanished but returned in three strokes, a bottle of some sort of lotion in his hand.
“It’s all I could find,” Zach said as he poured the thick, apricot-scented substance onto his hand and over his cock.
“Is that my conditioner?” Charlie breathed.
“Any port in a storm, angel. Just relax. You know what’s needed to let Zach in.”
She may have been a virgin until five minutes ago, but she was still a doctor. Charlie would know what to do to prevent them hurting her.
“Just a little stretch,” Zach said.
Charlie’s pussy grew hotter and wetter, his cock sliding deeper with each thrust as her excitement grew.
“We’ll love you together, Charlie. But I’ll tell you when to come.” Declan softened his order with a smile before claiming her mouth in a deep kiss. He poured his love into the kiss. He poured his devotion into her heart as he held her tight and Zach breached her anus with his cock.
* * * *
Charlie had never felt the likes of the pleasure these men were giving her. My mates. She desperately wanted to know what had happened with Eamon. Needed to know what she’d done to somehow hurt him, but the mating had begun and her wolf, her very soul, would not let her turn away from the path she was now on. She would have these four men bound to her or she would die. Simple shifter genetics. God this feels good.
“It’s allowed to feel good, angel,” Declan said. He kissed down her neck as Zach slowly completed his thrust into her ass. It burned a little, but the burn was a pleasurable one. Her pussy and her ass were stretched. The slide of her mates’ cocks was driving her pleasure higher, winding her orgasm tighter and tighter until her whole body tingled in response.
“Declan, I can’t hold on.” Charlie would beg if needed. She couldn’t take the pleasure. She had to let go. She thrashed her head against Zach’s chest. She was going to go crazy. As Declan filled her pussy, Zach slid out of her ass, only for them to repeat the process in reverse.
She’d assumed ménage sex was good. The other mates were always smiling, let alone getting pregnant in five seconds, but she’d never imagined it felt like this.
“You’re ours, Charlotte Paige,” Declan said. He licked at a spot under her ear that made her whimper as her orgasm nearly flew out of her control. “Come.”
Declan and Zach both filled her together as they sank their teeth into her neck and came. She moaned and relaxed her hold. Her body flew as pleasure gripped her. Wave after wave of ecstasy continued to rock her. Her pussy pulsed and her ass clenched as her mates continued to thrust into her.
Rational thought returned to her mind and she worked to calm her breathing. Her wolf rose up to claim Declan as hers for all to see. She sank her canines into his neck, his blood making her shake as another small orgasm rocked her.