Ladon lost his protégé, but he has a mission to take his mind off the loneliness. When he arrives at the lycan settlement, however, he meets a handsome young man who reminds him with every glance exactly how lonely he’s been for many years. The problem is, the man he’s so entranced by seems to hate him.
Kai has been curious about Lord Ladon all this life. He and the vampire are linked in a way he is reluctant to divulge, but soon Ladon demands an explanation for Kai’s scowls and long glances. When they discover they’re mates, Kai is certain it’s a mistake. His mind says they could never work, but can his body and heart convince him to submit and let the fates give him the happiness that has always been out of his reach?
Be Warned: m/m sex, spanking, rimming, bondage
Kai stared at the door of the hut where Ladon slept. The light of the three moons made everything glow on this clear night, and the air held only a slight chill. His body ached from his hard run, just as it ached from the unfulfilled need festering inside of him. What would Ladon do if Kai went to him? Would he laugh? Would he be angry? Kai had to find out. He took a deep breath and walked over to the door. As he raised his hand to knock softly, the door flew open.
Ladon yanked him inside and closed the door, bolting it and then slamming Kai against it. Their lips were inches apart as Ladon said, “I didn’t have to ask anyone about you. I know why you did what you did.”
“Why?” Kai asked, his breath mingling with Ladon’s.
“You’re afraid.” Ladon licked at the corner of his mouth and then kissed him. This time, Ladon went slow, the sensual pace tortuous to Kai.
Kai tried to take more, but Ladon pulled his head back each time, keeping Kai in place by pushing his arm across his chest. Ladon smiled and looked into Kai’s eyes as he unlaced Kai’s pants. Kai trembled when Ladon exposed his cock and stroked it. Ladon looked down at what he held in his hand and then back up into Kai’s eyes.
“Have you ever had a lover?” Ladon asked.
“I … not really.”
Ladon stroked him gently and kissed his neck. “Tell me.”
“I’m not attracted to women. But there was one boy a long time ago. We would kiss and touch each other. He wanted to take me, but I was nervous. He found someone else. And there was another, a man just passing through. We spent a few evenings together. He did everything. I’m not a virgin, but I wouldn’t say I’ve ever had a lover.” He looked at Ladon, wondering if he would understand. “I’m waiting to use that label for someone who actually cares for me.”
Ladon licked and sucked on Kai’s neck. “Do you wish to stop?” He nibbled on Kai’s earlobe, which made Kai gasp. “You’ll have to tell me soon, if you do.”
“No. Please don’t stop.” Kai couldn’t believe the sound of his own voice, the way he was begging for Ladon’s touch. It troubled him briefly, and Ladon must have seen it in his eyes.
“Just relax. You’re here because you want me as much as I want you. You can’t go on denying yourself the touch of another. I can see what it’s doing to you.” Ladon pumped his cock faster. “You’re beautiful, and you stir something inside me. I don’t give a damn who your ancestor was or what others think of you. I fucking dare anyone to speak against you in my presence.”
Ladon’s reaction both confused and exhilarated him. “You’re the one who’s beautiful, my lord.”
Ladon chuckled and smiled. “Glad you think so.” His lips went to Kai’s ear again, licking and then nibbling. “Will you make love with me?”
“Y-y-yes.” Kai arched against the man working his cock. Ladon’s hand felt so much better than his own. The vampire must be very experienced. “I may not … I don’t know if…”
“What, little wolf?” Ladon drew back to look in his eyes. “What worries you?”
“I might not be any good, but I’ll obey your instructions. Try to please you.” Kai couldn’t hold the vampire’s gaze, feeling gauche and silly.
Ladon stood perfectly still, his hand falling away from Kai’s cock. He released Kai and stepped back. Kai almost panicked. Was Ladon going to stop and send him away? But then Ladon cupped his face in both his hands. “What happened to the arrogant man who ran from me?” the vampire asked with a sexy smile.
Kai bit his lower lip. “I think he’s too scared to come out.”
“Then I’ll draw him out.” Ladon dropped to his knees and immediately began licking and sucking Kai’s cock.