Finch held his breath as he waited for Jewel to react to Ash's declaration. She looked so damn small and fragile against his brother's brawny body, but he knew that was far from the truth. Although right at the moment she was as pale as a ghost and the dark marks beneath her eyes stood out in stark contrast.
At first she didn't react at all. She didn't move or look at any of them but kept her gaze on a spot on the wall behind him and the hope which had built up in his heart began to leech away like the colourless pallor of her face. But then she drew in a deep breath and her eyes filled with moisture and he couldn't remain so far away from her without touching her.
He pushed his chair back, hurried around the table, lifted her from Ash's lap, and into his arms. She wrapped her arms around his neck and her legs around his waist and buried her face into the crook of his neck.
“Shh, babe. Don't cry. You don't need to worry about us hurting you or touching you. We would never invade your personal space, Jewel. We won't force you to do anything.”
He looked at his brothers as they frowned with concern. He had no idea what had upset her but he did what he could to soothe her.
Ash stood up and caressed a hand over Jewel's hair. “I'm sorry, sweetheart. I didn't mean to upset you.”
“You didn’t.” Jewel's voice was muffled but they heard her just fine.
“If Ash didn't upset you, then what's wrong, darlin'?” Cal asked as moved to stand at their side.
“I–I've been so lonely.”
Finch's heart ached when he heard the pain in her voice and squeezed her tighter, but not hard enough to hurt her. “You don't have to be lonely any more, babe.”
Jewel lifted her head and wiped her cheeks on her material covered shoulders and then sniffed. “Really?”
“Yes, really,” Heath answered as he stroked a finger down her cheek.
“So what do you want from me?” She licked her lips nervously. “Sex? And if I gave in and let you do that to me, what then?”
“Let's sit back down at the table,” Ash said.
Finch reluctantly walked back to the table and would have sat with Jewel in his lap but she wriggled until he released her, and to his disappointment sat in her own chair.
“Finish your lunch, baby. You hardly ate any breakfast this morning.” Heath pointed to her plate.
“Good.” Finch smiled at her when she picked up the sandwich and bit into it. He nodded his approval. When she rolled her eyes at him he had to hide his smirk by taking a sip of coffee.
“We don't just want to have sex with you, Jewel. We want a permanent relationship with you,” Cal stated.
Jewel coughed and spluttered. Her eyes watered and Finch leaned over to rub her back. She waved him away and then sipped her juice.
“You hardly know me.”
“Yes we do.” Ash put another sandwich on her plate, gave her a stern stare and pointed at it. “You need to eat that and another one too.”
“Sir. Yes. Sir.” Jewel saluted and scowled at Ash.
Finch burst out laughing. She looked so damn cute and sexy. She was definitely the woman for them. There was no way she would let him and his brother's walk all over her and he was glad. They didn't want a woman who would scrape and bow to all their whims and demands. They had served in the military and were used to being on their toes and giving orders. Jewel would undeniably stand up to them if they pushed her too hard and that's just what they wanted. Life would be boring if their woman did everything she was told. He loved that she was independent and wouldn't hesitate to go toe to toe with any of them.
Ash grinned at her. “Sassy. I like that.”
“Of course we do,” Cal replied. “You are an independent woman, Jewel. We expect you to stand up for yourself.”
“You've spent way too much time pushing people away, honey,” Heath said. “Someone in your past hurt you and you've spent most of your life traveling around so you couldn't get too close to anyone.”
“How do you know…”
“You have so much love to give,” Finch said. “You treat the horses like you would children and I suspect you'd do the same with the cattle if you had more time to bond with them, too.”
“Did you think I didn't notice the way you worried over me when that damn cow knocked me on my arse the other day?” Ash asked.
“But what, darlin'?” Heath asked.
“I've…I've…There are four of you,” Jewel blurted out.
Finch had a suspicion niggling in his mind but before he formed that thought fully he wanted to ask her some more questions.
“Jewel, where are your parents?”
She sucked in a breath as if his question hurt her and he hated that he caused her any pain, but he really needed to know.
He swirled his tongue around hers and his hands began to move up and down her body, following the contour of her curves. His hands stilled when they got to the outside of her breasts and when she arched her chest out in silent supplication, he couldn't ignore it. While his mouth continued to ravage hers he cupped her breasts and moulded them with his palms and fingers.
Jewel mewled and broke the kiss to gasp in air. Her eyelids lifted and she looked at him through half-closed passion heavy eyes.
“We want you, Jewel,” Cal rasped. “Will you let me and my brothers touch you?”
He kissed her reverently on the lips and gave her a gentle smile. “Thank you, honey. You won't regret it. I promise.”
She didn't give him a chance to say anymore, because she grabbed hold of his shirt and tugged him down. Her attempt at kissing him was innocent yet so full of passion his hard cock jerked against his zipper and pre-cum leaked from the tip. Her tongue pushed into his mouth making him groan.
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Jewel's whole body was aching with a deep need and it felt like liquid fire was pouring through her veins and melting her from the inside out. She'd never been so damn hungry for anything in her life and even though she was an untutored virgin, she didn't care. Nothing mattered but relieving the throbbing deep in her core and feeling their hands and mouths on her.
Cal took over the kiss, his tongue thrusting deep before coming back to glide along and swirl around with hers. She whimpered with denial when he broke the kiss but when her gaze her body began to tremble with desire and the inside of her grew hotter.
His hands went to the hem of her T-shirt and she lifted her arms giving him silent permission to take it off. He whipped the material up and over her head before flinging it aside. He growled low in his throat and when she looked at him she found him staring at her lace covered breasts. Her nipples hardened even more, her pussy clenched and juices leaked out.
“So fucking sexy,” Cal whispered.
“Beautiful,” Ash said in a hoarse voice.
Heath moved in closer and behind her. She felt his fingers on the clasp of her bra. “Let's get this off of you, honey.”
Heat rose in her cheeks but she nodded her compliance and held her breath as her bra sprang apart, her breasts spilling from the cups. Heath caressed the straps from her shoulders and down her arms and she saw the bra fly across the room to land on the floor. He shifted behind her and then pulled her back until she was resting between his legs and leaning on him.
Cal never took his eyes from hers as he reached out and tugged at the button on her jeans and slowly lowered the zipper. He maneuvered down the bed and tugged her socks from her feet, then his fingers slid beneath the waistband of her jeans and began to pull them off of her hips. She lifted her pelvis and held her breath when she felt her undies being removed with her pants and once more held her breath as four sets of male eyes roamed over her naked body.
“You're stunning, baby,” Finch almost growled his words.
Heath brushed her hair aside and began to nibble on her neck and shoulder. She gasped when zings of pleasure shot down to her pussy eliciting a mewl from her. “You like that, honey?”
“Yes,” she sighed her answer. She hadn't realised she'd closed her eyes but they shot open when she felt two hands cupping and weighing her breasts.
“You have the best tits I've ever seen.” Cal groaned.
Jewel whimpered and arched when his hands enveloped her breasts and began kneading and moulding them. The whimper turned to a moan when he flicked his thumbs over both of her nipples.
'I have to taste these little beauties,” Cal rasped and then he leaned forward, swiping his tongue over first one tip and then the other.
“Oh,” Jewel gasped.
“Does that feel good, honey?” Heath asked and then sucked on her neck just below her ear.
“More.” She cried out when Cal sucked her nipple into his mouth drawing on the throbbing tip firmly before switching to the other one.
Finch cupped her cheek, turned her head toward his and then covered her mouth with his. She was on sensation overload with Heath licking and nibbling on her neck, Cal sucking her breasts and Finch kissing her.
She startled when hands landed on her legs and felt the mattress dip in two places as the men shifted around her, but they didn't stop touching, kissing or sucking on her flesh. Then her legs were separated further and the hands on her legs caressed from her shins, up her thighs until they were scant inches from her pussy.
Finch broke the kiss and then licked a path down to her other breast, laved the tip with his tongue and then suckled on it. She sobbed with pleasure when Ash stroked his fingers through her soaked pussy and she cried out when he lightly rubbed over her clit.
“So fucking responsive,” Ash whispered and then she moaned when she felt his warm breath on her cunt. “You smell so good, sweetheart. I have to have a taste of that sweet honey.”