When Tobias Thorn was abducted and taken to a strange, underground city, he had no idea how drastically his life was going to change. Now, back above ground he knows that something is different, that he is different, and that his craving for the man known as the Beast, is never going to go away.
Just as the Beast predicted, Tobias has no choice but to return.
But by returning, Tobias has no idea exactly what is going to be expected of him, or that he is going to have to make a choice, between the man he once was, and the man he is going to have to become.
In the end, Tobias may have no option but submit to the Beast.
Their eyes held for a moment, yellow to yellow, and the Beast had no idea what Tobias was going to say, if anything at all. Because his mate was dealing with the change better than he had dared to imagine. And yet…the Beast remembered how it felt, how everything was new, how everything seemed so subtly different. And just like Tobias, the Beast’s body was still humming, the energy from the turning continuing to run through him. It was the most incredible of feelings. Something like raw power combined with a primitive need.
It felt right.
The Beast could only hope it felt the same for his mate.
He looked into his eyes, locking them together, and to the Beast, in that moment, Tobias had never been more beautiful. His tawny hair covered him from head to toe, and it matched the color of his pack completely. And those eyes…the Beast had wondered how badly he was going to miss Tobias’ perfectly blue eyes, but looking into them now, he found that he did not miss them at all. This was right. It felt like it was how it should be. Like it was always going to be this way and was just a matter of time until it was.
And he wanted him.
He wanted to claim his mate properly now, with both of them in their other form. It was as important to the Beast to do that, as it had been the first time he had seen Tobias, when he had been so fragile, so pale, so human.
Carefully, so as not to startle his mate, he reached out and ran his clawed hand across his face. Tobias closed his eyes, accepting his touch. The Beast growled at that, desire making his heart race. It was doing more than that. His cock, longer and thicker now, was already hard, hanging low down his thigh. The Beast could feel pre-cum beginning to blossom from the tip, and it made the desire deepen. He knew then, that there would be no holding back in this claiming. Before, he had always been careful with Tobias. Sure, he had fucked him hard and fast, but he had never simply taken. Tonight he would have to take. It was the only way.
“Turn around,” he demanded, and as he did so his tone was automatically that of the Alpha. Because, mate or not, he was Tobias’ Alpha, his master, that was not in question. “Now.”
Tobias turned, responding to the Beast’s command in exactly the way that he had expected, the way he should. His eyes were glowing, his body trembling, but the Beast knew he wanted this. He knew it because Tobias was as hard as he, his cock red and thick, begging to be licked and bitten.
No matter what else was running through Tobias’ new mind, he wanted to be claimed, wanted to feel the raw power of the Beast’s desire. In all of the confusion of the turning, this was something that he knew, something that he could hold on to, something that could centre him. Without it, and Gregovitch had been right about this, Tobias would not know what to do, and it was entirely possible that he could have done something that would compromise them all.
“That’s right,” the Beast said as Tobias lifted his arms and placed his clawed hands against the tree in front of him. “Ready yourself for me.”
The changes to his body, the elongation, meant that Tobias was far more flexible than he would have been in his human form, and the Beast couldn’t help but growl in appreciation as Tobias bent forward, displaying his ass for the Beast’s attention.
Gods, he was so submissive! It was exactly as the Beast had imagined it might be.
With excitement running through him, he stepped forward and ran his claws from the nape of Tobias’ neck all the way to the cleft of his ass. Once there he kneaded and squeezed Tobias’ flesh, loving the feel of the muscles overlain with the softest of skin and the downiest of tawny hair.
“So beautiful,” he whispered. “So beautiful.”
With one hand he took his cock at the root, allowing the full length to jut out from his fist. His cock-head was red and angry, wanting to claim Tobias’ ass as soon as possible. The Beast saw no reason to wait. He was already wet, his pre-cum continuing to blossom in little pearls. Had they been in their human form the Beast would have rubbed that pre-cum around Tobias’ pucker, readying him, making his desire into an itch that had to be scratched, but not now, not when they were like this.
Now, he simply placed his hand against Tobias’ back, pushing him into position, and then he stepped forward, guiding his cock to exactly where he wanted it…