Noah and Koda walked through the alpha house back to the porch. “So, any of the enforcers you bringing this way single?” Noah talked to the ground before making eye contact with Noah. Koda looked at him and arched a brow. “What? I’m always on the lookout for cute chicks.”
“How long have you wanted to say that?”
“Oh man, since you mentioned girl bird shifters.” Noah bounced around like a giant child, and Koda chuckled.
“I knew I liked you.”
“Ooh, maybe they can warm my nest. Huh, how was that?” Koda and Noah stood near the porch laughing.
Several gawkers could be seen peeking out windows or walking past the two slowly. When one particular girl made a show of staring, Koda commented to Noah. “Apparently, news spreads just as fast in wolf packs as it does in bird flocks.”
“You are eating up this attention, aren’t you?”
Koda shrugged his shoulders. “Maybe.” He flexed his arms above his head and stretched his bare chest, turning to give the onlookers a better view.
“Yeah, well don’t let it go to your head.”
Noah leaned to look around Takoda, which caused him to turn as well. In the distance, a young man was near the back of the alpha house. His head was tilted into the wind.
“Jase, are you okay?” The boy, ignoring Noah’s question, lifted his head into the wind again and took a deep inhale. He kept up the behavior and made his way in their general direction.
“What is he doing?” Koda asked quietly, leaning toward Noah and.
“He smells something. Kid’s got a great sniffer, can search out just about anything.”
“You dogs are weird.”
Without hesitation, Noah swung and smacked Koda in the gut with the back of his hand. “Jerk.”
While they joked, Jase joined them and sniffed right in between them. “Dude! Can I help you?” Koda stepped backward out of the circle of weirdness the wolves were creating. The kid ignored Koda’s unease and volleyed questions.
“Who are you?”
Koda looked around Jase’s head to Noah, who merely shrugged. Koda thrust his hand out. “Takoda Blackwing. Nice to meet you.”
Jase grabbed his hand and pumped it once. “I’m Jase Thatcher.” He hesitated and looked at Koda, clearly wanting some reaction. Koda had no clue what that was and stared at him quizzically. “I’m your mate.”
“Holy fuck” flew out of Noah’s mouth as “excuse me” left Koda’s. Koda was pretty sure this kid was off his rocker.
“I’m pretty sure you’re my mate. Can’t you smell it?” Jase leaned toward Koda and tilted his head, exposing his neck.
Koda didn’t move closer and just looked at Noah with a confused expression. “I don’t go around sniffing people. I’m a bird.”
“Then how do you know when you find your mate?” Jase was apparently serious about being his mate and kept asking questions. There was no harm in talking about mating. It wasn’t as if telling him was going to accidently mate them.
“We can tell on sight when we shift.”
“So shift.” Jase stepped back, giving Koda room to move, and gestured for him to get on with it.
“Um, no. Even if I did shift, I wouldn’t look at you. You’re like twelve years old.”
“Yeah, not a huge difference.” Noah put his arm around Jase and pulled him back.
“You need to be nice, Koda. This is serious. Jase is an adult, and if what he says is true you are only starting off your relationship badly.” Great, now the one wolf that showed potential to be a friend was siding with the baby. Koda had no time for this. He came to do a job, and it was finished. He wasn’t staying for a lecture.
“It doesn’t matter. I am not mating a—a pup!” Koda yanked the shorts off and turned away from Noah and Jase. He spread his arms wide and allowed the change to flow through him. After two flaps to steady himself, he lifted into the sky without a backward glance. If Jase was his mate, and that was a huge if as far as Koda was concerned, he was not going to look and find out.
A fine pair they made, one a clingy mate and the other trying to get away.
“I don’t really want you to leave. I just don’t want you to see me like this, panicking so badly that I pass out. It’s degrading.”
“If I knew what made you panic, I would never do it again.”
“Don’t come near me, and we’ll be fine.”
“Koda, don’t say that. You’re my mate. Please don’t send me away—”
Koda held up his hand to silence Jase. “No, I panic when I feel contained, like claustrophobic or huge crowds.”
“Oh well, I’m only one person.” Jase’s confidence had returned, evident in his smooth voice, and he ran his hand up Koda’s leg as he spoke. “I think we can figure something out.”
Jase brushed the back of his hand over Koda’s cock, teasing it to fill. He popped the button and worked the zipper down slowly. Koda sat mesmerized in Jase’s stare. Every speck in his eyes and skin held him immobile, each point vying for his attention. He didn’t move as Jase moved closer or leaned into his neck to kiss him.
“Some way that makes you happy and me happy and gets my cock in your ass.”
Jase’s voice vibrated against Koda’s skin and made him shiver. He nodded his agreement.
“Then get undressed.” Jase moved back from Koda and whipped his shirt over his head. Koda stopped in his motions to stare at his mate. Jase must have lived at the gym. Koda knew he had a nice body, but he had nothing on his mate. Koda had only seen bodies like Jase’s in catalogs, and now he could reach out and touch it or taste it.
“I guess joining the swim team was a good idea after all.” Jase spun away from Koda and dropped his jeans. He ass was tight, high, and round.
“Very nice. Bring it here.” Jase backed up, and Koda grabbed a globe in each hand. His thumbs played at the divots on his back before sliding down the cleft. Koda let his hands slide further until it went under his ass and between Jase’s legs. Jase widened his stance, giving Koda room to play. Koda sucked his finger then pressed against Jase’s ass once more. Jase squatted down, and let Koda’s finger slide in.
“Uh-huh. You?” Jase’s head rolled on his shoulders, and Koda wondered how he was able to talk still. If Jase could talk, Koda wasn’t doing his job as a mate.
Koda removed his finger and pulled Jase to the bed. “Me? I want your cock in my ass.”
“Done. Come here.”
Jase pulled Koda on top of him. He sucked on Koda’s neck and worked lower toward his copper-hued nipples. His hands kneaded the flesh of Koda’s ass, and he pushed into the caress. One hand left Koda’s body, and he noticed Jase feeling around. His backpack landed on the bed, and Jase unlatched from his nipple.
“Front zippered pocket. Hand me the lube.”
“You planned this?” Koda chuckled while he rummaged through Jase’s bag.
“I had hoped you’d come around.” Jase took the lube and poured some on his fingers. “Lean back down.”
Koda leaned over Jase’s mouth, and he bit along Koda’s neck, not breaking the skin, but letting Koda know the desire was there. His fingers slid along the cleft of Koda’s ass until they slipped into his anus. Koda pushed back against the invading digits, forcing more of Jase inside him. When two sliding inside him wasn’t enough, Koda begged for more. Jase let the rest of his fingers fill his mate and stretch him. Koda’s cock was purple tipped and leaking steadily when Jase tapped his hip.
Koda sat up, and Jase guided him onto his prick. The engorged head burned as it passed through the guarding muscles, even after Jase’s thorough stretching. Slowly, Koda rocked until the top portion of Jase’s thick cock slid easily in and out.
Once Koda was used to his girth, he tried working more of Jase’s length in. Rocking backward a little further each time, he worked him slowly deeper. Jase’s cock pressed on his prostate with each move. He stretched Koda and filled him to the edge of pain.
Jase lay beneath him, sweating and biting his lip. Koda could tell he was fighting to thrust up. Koda placed his hands on Jase’s chest and started trying anew to take all of his mate. When at last the final inch slid home, he cried out in ecstasy. “Oh God.”
Koda’s head fell forward and rolled across his shoulders. He never thought he would be able to take all of Jase, but now that he was in, he knew he could never take another. Jase touched each space inside him.
“Ride me, baby.” Jase reached out and held Koda’s hips, encouraging him to take what he wanted and needed. Koda placed his feet on the bed and leaned backward. He lifted himself up and down, each thrust rubbing his prostate. His cock hung forward and bounced with him.