The Happily Ever After Mating Agency Presents: Kitten and Puppy (MM)
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]
There have always been conflicts between shifters of different species but these were supposed to be better times. Cheetah shifter Henry Dale was just sixteen when his entire coalition was burned alive. Having to stay with the neighboring wolf pack should have been terrifying for him, especially as one of them was responsible for setting the fire, but meeting the alpha's son, Will Gray, made him feel safer than ever.
When the council came and took Henry away, deciding he would be better off with his own kind, he not only lost his best friend, but also his first love. On the night of his thirtieth birthday he decides on a whim to sign up to a mating agency, hoping that maybe he can find love again. He never thought he would see Will again but fate, it seems, has other plans.
A Siren Erotic Romance
- Christy Duke
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The moment the front door was open Will caught two very familiar scents. Both his brothers were here. The elation he felt was quickly overshadowed with worry. He couldn’t think of a single reason why they would both show up out of the blue like this, and with Leon’s strange behavior, Will couldn’t help but worry that something was wrong with his parents.
“Ty! Jack!” Will cried as he quickly strode forward to hug both his brothers. “What are you guys doing here? Ty, shouldn’t you be in school?”
Ty smiled at him and lightly punched him in the arm. “Well, when your brother’s pack calls you and tells you they’re having an intervention because he’s having a nervous breakdown, you haul ass.”
Will frowned and looked around the room. It was only then that he noticed his entire pack was all gathered there, each of them looking at him sympathetically.
There were only seven of them in total, including Will. Peter, the only child in the pack was suspiciously missing, no doubt told to go to his room and play while the grownups talked. Drake and Duke, tiger shifters who looked a lot alike, but weren’t actually brothers as people tended to assume, but a mated pair, were leaning against the pool table looking guilty.
“Wait, what’s going on?”
Jack rolled his eyes and cuffed Ty round the back of the head. “He’s not having a nervous breakdown, dumbass, that’s not what this is.”
“Seriously,” Will demanded, turning back to his pack. “What the hell is going on?”
Everyone looked to Leon who had apparently been given the role of leader, albeit unwillingly, Will was sure.
“Okay, so here’s the thing, buddy,” Leon began, his voice taking on an annoyingly condescending tone. “We’re all a little worried about you. I mean, you signed up with a mating agency three years ago, and we all supported that decision. We thought it was great that you wanted a mate and were being proactive about it.”
“Right,” Edith pitched in. “But then one guy came out to meet with you, and then another, and then a girl, and you didn’t even seem like you were trying to get to know them.”
Will crossed his arms over his chest and let out an impatient sigh. He couldn’t believe they had brought his brothers out for this, especially as Ty was right in the middle of a school year.
“Also, we saw the paperwork. We know you’ve narrowed your search to just cheetahs, who are between twenty-nine and thirty-one,” Ansell said with a cringe.
“Dude,” Ty said shaking his head and putting his hand to his face. “You’re looking for the cheetah boy who stayed with us, aren’t you?”
“You clearly think you were in love back then and even though you’re both grown up and probably completely different people now, you think you can find him and live happily ever after?” Jack asked. “It’s insane, and super stalkerish.”
“We aren’t judging you,” Edith quickly assured him as she looked at him kindly. “We’re just showing our concern. This guy could be mated already, or a nut job, or just not interested in using a mating agency.”
“What we’re trying to say,” Ty began, “is that you’re kind of pathetic and weird.”
Jack shoved Ty so hard that he fell down onto the couch. “That’s not what we’re saying.”
“Okay, that’s enough,” Will said, letting his alpha voice through, something he rarely did. “I appreciate your concern, and maybe it is a long shot that will never work out, but I can’t help how I feel. I’ve dated other people but never felt that way again. Maybe I’ll end up meeting him again and I’ll realize that it was just a teenage crush, that we have nothing in common, but if there’s a chance that he could be the one person who makes me feel complete then I can’t give up. If I do then I’ll spend the rest of my life wondering about him, never getting closure.”
Everyone in the room fell silent and looked at him through sad eyes.
“Well now I kinda feel like an asshole,” Ty said as he scratched the back of his neck.
“You are an asshole,” Jack assured him.
“So, what?” Ansell asked. “It’s already been three years. You’re just going to keep hoping for the rest of your life? Aren’t you afraid you’re missing out?”
Will knew what he was doing was crazy. He knew that the smart thing to do was to just get over it, but it was easier said than done. Henry had been his first love, even though nothing much ever happened between them. The letters they wrote each other still meant so much to him and the fact that they had just stopped out of the blue never sat right with him. There were too many unanswered questions. Will knew that letting it go would be the healthy thing to do but he couldn’t give up now, maybe he would never be able to.
“Yes,” he finally answered. “But I’m more afraid of giving up on him.”
Edith smiled at him and rubbed her swollen stomach. “Okay, then we promise we won’t give you anymore grief over it. We just want you to be happy, boss.”
Will went over to where Edith was sitting and kneeled down in front of her. He placed his hand over hers where it rested on her belly and smiled his most reassuring smile. “I am happy. We’re about to have our first pack baby and I have friends who pull shit like this on me because they care so much.”
“Will,” Henry said, the name escaping like a breath.
Without a word, Will took hold of the hem of his own T-shirt and pulled it up over his head in one easy move. His chest was smooth and firm. He had well-defined pecs and sculpted abs. Swallowing thickly at the sight, Henry ran his hands up Will’s body slowly, brushing his thumbs over two small, hard nipples.
Will’s breath caught a little in his throat before he leaned in and tenderly kissed Henry’s forehead.
“What do you want? I’ll give you anything you want.”
Feeling heady from their closeness and the adoration with which Will was looking at him, Henry slid his hands back down to the waistband of Will’s jeans. He popped open the button and eased down the fly before leaning in and placing a kiss on Will’s collar bone.
“I want you,” Henry confessed. “I want all of you.”
With that he pulled on Will’s jeans, yanking the worn material down to his thighs and watching as Will’s thick, long cock sprung free.
“I’ve always wanted you,” Henry told him as he tore his gaze away from the mouthwatering sight and looked up into his eyes.
Will cupped his face, his thumbs brushing over Henry’s cheekbones. “I want you, too.”
Feeling confident under the lustful gaze of such a beautiful man, Henry unbuttoned his own shirt and let it fall to the floor. He wasn’t as muscular as Will, but he did yoga most mornings and was pretty lean. His pale skin looked good against Will’s darker tone.
“I can’t believe you’re really here,” Will told him, his voice soft as though afraid if he spoke too loudly it would break the spell they were both under. “This is really happening.”
Henry smiled at him and reached up for another kiss. Will’s body was giving off a lot of heat and it made Henry shiver pleasantly. Of all the times Henry had thought about Will, about the brief time they had spent together, it was impossible to imagine what he would be like all grown up. As a man Will was strong and gentle, just as he had been as a boy, but now there was more of him. A whole lot more of him.
Henry moaned into Will’s mouth and quickly reached down to unbutton his own pants. He hurriedly shucked them off, impatiently kicking them away. Their kiss became harder, more desperate as Will pushed Henry back against the bench, the wood digging into Henry’s bare ass.
“Tell me you have some lube in here,” Henry all but prayed as Will began trailing kisses down his throat. His words made Will moan and the wolf nipped on his neck gently.
“Why on earth would I have that in here?” Will asked him as he straightened up and looked at Henry with a delicious smirk on his face.
“I don’t know. You’re an artist and you’re hot. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to think that you bring people back here from time to time,” Henry pointed out.
Will’s gaze turned fond again before he leaned in and brushed their noses together. “Only you.”
Will went back to trailing kisses down Henry’s neck and continued on down his chest. Henry watched Will as he slowly dropped to his knees and place a soft kiss just below Henry’s navel. Seeing the other man on his knees in front of him was an incredibly erotic image.
It was when Will practically nuzzled Henry’s cock that he nearly came undone.
“Fuck,” he whispered, his mouth suddenly dry.
Will looked up at him through long dark eyelashes and smirked a little before taking hold of Henry’s cock and licking all the way up the underside. Will reached down and pulled the leather tie from Will’s hair, watching as the silky strand fell lose around his face.
He had always loved the feel of Will’s hair against his face as they slept side by side. Getting to run his hands through it now, knowing that he was allowed to just let himself indulge, was a wonderful feeling. Will’s lips around his cock felt good, too.
Letting his head fall back, Henry concentrated on the sensations surrounding him. Now that Will’s hair was down Henry could smell it, freshly washed and still a little damp in places. He stroked through the locks, tenderly cradling Will’s head, not guiding him at all as the other man pleasured him.
The urge to thrust, to fuck Will’s beautiful mouth was strong but he forced his hips to stay still.
Will teased him for a time, bobbing head and changing the tempo of his movements. Just as Henry would get close Will would slow right down and tease him perfectly.
“You know, Leon sometimes brings people back here,” Will said as he pulled off of Henry’s cock.
“What?” Will asked, too fogged up by the blow job he had just been receiving and too incensed that it had just stopped.
“Lube,” Will told him like he hadn’t just left Henry hanging. “I bet there’s some out here after all.”
Henry balled his fists at his side, his cock hard and leaking, and watched as Will got up and began looking through drawers.
“Am I being punished for something?” Henry asked as he looked down at his painful erection.
Will chuckled, his own cock half hard and bobbing between his legs as he moved. “Do you want me to fuck you or not?”
Henry tipped his head back as he thought about it. “Yes. Definitely yes.”