“Fiona.” Cole’s voice was cautious, much like it was when he talked to their horses when they were spooked. “You wanna tell us why you look like you’re expecting to have to fight your way outta here at some point during this conversation?”
Fiona flinched slightly, but her expression didn’t change. “I’m sure I have no idea what you mean, Cole.” Her voice was pure steel and ice. Something was really wrong here. “Just tell me what you’ve come here to tell me, then leave. I only have ten weeks to solve my portion of the prophecy and I need every single moment to gain control of my power.” Travis narrowed his eyes at her. He had a nasty feeling he knew what she was expecting.
“Fiona,” Travis said, fighting to keep his voice calm, “do you think we’re here to tell you we don’t want you?” He felt his brother flinch beside him, and it was obvious he hadn’t come to that conclusion. “That somehow there’s been a mistake and we have come to the realization that you aren’t our mate and that we are here to tell you that?”
Oh. Shit. That was exactly what she thought. He could tell from the look on her face. He stared at their mate. She had no idea how beautiful she was, how fucking desirable she was to them, and what she would come to mean to them both. He and Cole could only hope that she would come to care for them half as much.
“Fiona.” Cole’s voice vibrated with pain, not for himself but for their woman who had faced more people turning their backs on her than opening their arms. “Baby, that’s not what we have come to talk to you about. Hell, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
Travis leaned forward drawing her gaze. “I know you don’t know me yet, lovely.” He took a breath to slow his racing heart. “And, God, I hope you want to get to know me, but please believe me when I tell you that you are my mate. You are our mate, and you are everything we ever hoped to have in a mate. Cole has talked about you incessantly since I got back and I have hung on and soaked up every damn word. I definitely like everything I’m hearing and seeing, and all it does is make me yearn to get to know you better.” Finally, her face seemed to soften.
“If we had known”—Cole sat forward so that they were both leaning toward her with their elbows on their knees—“that you were thinking those thoughts, doubting that you are our mate, we would have been here a lot sooner. Jesus, Fi, it breaks my heart to think that you’ve been sitting here for the past two weeks believing that we made a mistake!” Travis watched as her face became vulnerable and her eyes shimmered with unshed tears.
“The only mistake we made, Fiona, was leaving you here on your own for so long. We would have moved heaven and earth to have been here with you,” Travis said softly, then panicked as he watched a single tear slide down her cheek and her chin start to wobble. Fuck this! He leapt up, moved around the table, and plucked her off the arm chair, then moved back to sit on the couch with her in his lap, right next to his brother. Damn, she felt fantastic in his arms! With the three of them sitting so close that she was effectively lying across their laps, he felt their mating bond snap stronger into place.
All three of them trembled and he knew that they had each felt it. “See, lovely?” He squeezed her in his arms, loving how she snuggled into him and placed her hand on Cole’s where it rested on her thigh. “That makes it real clear that you are our mate. The mating bond is in place and will only grow stronger between us if you’ll let it. We aren’t asking you to let us claim you right this second. All we want is the chance to get to know you and explore this attraction we have for each other. Do you think we can do that?”
The moments between his soft question and her answer stretched, and just as Travis thought she was going to turn them down, her face bloomed with a smile so beautiful his heart ached. “I’m not sure that getting to know me will make it easier or harder to start or try to have a relationship with me. I can be kinda difficult sometimes, and I do have a little bit of a major kinda fly-off-the-handle type of temper.”
“No,” Cody deadpanned, “I’ve never seen that in you.”
“Shut up, Cody, you dick.” Fiona punched him in the arm with a laugh, and Travis grinned. “But as I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted…” She glared mockingly at Cole, who grinned unrepentantly back at her. “I’m not sure what will come out of getting to know me better, but I’m willing to give it a try if you are.” She smiled shyly at them and Travis resisted the urge to whoop and holler his joy. He just grinned and hoped she could see his joy at her words, then he leaned forward and pressed a soft kiss to her lips, enjoying her surprised squeal at the move.
“You won’t regret this, Fiona.” He leaned back to stare into her shocked eyes and smiled when she raised a slightly shaking hand to her lips. When she turned to Cole, he leaned in and kissed her just as softly.
“We’ll do everything in our power to make sure you never do,” Cole whispered as he sat back to give her a little room. Her smile was shy, but her eyes flashed with heat and Travis felt his heart swell. All he and Cole needed to do was convince her that they could be what she needed. He and Cole had never failed at anything they set their minds to as a team, and they had sure as hell had set their minds on Fiona. Hell, they had their hearts set on her, too.
Then Cole gently pushed a finger into her pussy and started to drag it in and out of her, imitating the act of making love, and she shivered at the feeling. She felt him rub against something inside her that had her arching up off the bed, screaming. “Holy shit! What in the hell was that?” she shouted, not even caring that both men laughed.
“That, lovely…” Travis informed her, and when she looked back at him again he was stroking his cock and watching her. Apparently he liked to watch. “…Was your sweet spot, or G-spot. And now that he’s found it, I have a feeling that Cole is about to rock the very foundations of your world.” Then Cole turned her into a blubbering pool of exposed nerve endings by strumming that spot within her in time with the strong draws he made on her nipples, swapping from one to the other, making sure to give attention to both equally.
Fiona had never before guessed that the two were connected, but now knew that there was a direct current of pleasure that ran from her nipples to her clit, then onto her G-Spot, that had her trembling on the edge of the abyss so damn fast it had her head spinning. Then, without warning, the wave broke over her, drowning her in pleasure. She arched her back, and with her mouth opened in a silent scream, she writhed against Cole as she rode her orgasm to the very end, then lay there fighting to breathe.
“Holy shit, that was amazing,” she groaned, her voice raspy from all the screaming her men were making her do. Then she felt Chase move to lie over her. She lifted her knees and spread them to make a cradle for his hips and knew the moment had come. Her mates were about to make love to her and take her virginity, and even though it would be Cole that did the actual taking, as far as Fiona was concerned, she was giving it to both of them.
“Fiona, are you on birth control, honey?” Cole was tense, as if he were keeping a strict hold on his arousal and control. Fiona nodded. She had been on birth control most of her life to regulate her periods, but she didn’t need to go into the joys of that. She saw his eyes flood with pleasure.
“We’re clean, honey. We can’t contract anything that would hurt you or put you in any kind of danger, and one day we would love nothing more than to see you nurse our pups, but for right now, we loving having you to ourselves.” Fiona’s heart swelled at the thought of having their child, then all thought vanished as Cole pressed the head of his cock against the sensitive folds of her pussy.
Holding his gaze, she lifted her arms to wrap them around his neck and then rolled her hips up against him, which drove him past her opening.
“Christ!” Cole’s head flew back and he trembled on his arms for a moment, and Fiona enjoyed the feel of him inside her. “Fuck, baby, you feel fantastic! So fucking hot and wet.” Cole leaned his head down and pressed his forehead to hers as he started to gently rock his hips, slipped deeper and deeper inside her as he went, slowly filling her until he groaned and she felt his hips meet hers, and she knew he was fully inside her.
Fiona felt full and stretched, and although there was a definite pinching feeling, she hadn’t felt any real pain. “Are you okay, Fi?” Cole breathed, his breath mingling with hers. She nodded and bit her bottom lip, loving the feel of him inside her. When he pulled out and then pushed back home again slowly, she moaned as sparks of pleasure radiated from her pussy that had her shuddering.
She felt fantastic and feeling him slide in and out of her was amazing, but she felt like something was missing. She needed something more from Cole and she knew he was fighting the need to give it to her the way she seemed to want it. She loved him more for the fact that he held back, but she needed him to know she wanted more.
“Cole,” she groaned, lifting her hips to meet his next thrust, loving the fact that his eyes crossed slightly at the move. “Baby, I need you to move a little faster.” She kept her eyes on his so that he could read the sincerity in them. He frowned a little and then moved a little faster and harder into her, which had her immediately moaning her pleasure.
Taking that as a hint, he sped up and moved harder, and Fiona was suddenly spiraling toward another orgasm. “Damn Cole, you fuck me so good! I’m gonna come, baby, just for you this time. Just for you!” Fiona screamed the last word as she shattered again. Cole suddenly pushed up on his arms and slammed his hips into her twice as he roared her name, and she felt him flex within her before the hot feel of his cum splashing inside her had her moaning.
Hot. So damn hot.
Cole collapsed slightly onto her and she held him tight to her. She could feel his heart pounding against her and she shuddered at the feel of it. Then, everything within her melted when he shuddered in her arms. “Goddamn it, woman! You ruined my carefully-thought-out plan.”
She smiled at the laughter in his eyes. “My plan was better.” She winked at him, making him laugh out loud.