Guy swore and hurried to the man now sprawled face down on the floor. He’d been having some fun. He hadn’t meant to scare his mate to death. He had been watching the cutie from the other side of the road, amused by how every little sound made the man nearly jump out of his skin. He had wondered what was up with that.
Now Guy was kneeling beside a dead body and wondering what the punishment was for accidently scaring your mate to death. It had to be the shortest mating in history, he thought as he slowly reached out to touch the man’s shoulder. He jerked his hand back twice, cringing at the thought of touching someone who was dead.
When there was a low moan, Guy fell onto his ass and stared, his heart thumping in his chest. “Are you alive?” he asked, sticking a foot out to give the fallen man a nudge in the arm.
Jumping back, Guy stared as his mate moaned and began to move. He was torn. Half of him was relieved that the man hadn’t died of fright. Okay, so he was more relieved than half. But the other part of him wanted to run because his mate would surely be pissed when he regained his senses and realized that Guy was behind the prank.
Maybe he wasn’t as funny as he thought he was.
“You have five seconds to get out of here. If you’re not out of here by the time I get up, I’m going to kick your ass into tomorrow.”
That was a pretty good threat. Guy grinned, but he didn’t leave. Instead, he moved to help his mate into a sitting position on the carpet. He scooted back, sitting on his heels, his arms looped in front of his knees.
“I can’t leave. I’m your mate. I have to take care of you.”
His mate finally rolled over onto his back to stare up at the ceiling. He didn’t look at Guy, which was disappointing. “I don’t know what a mate is. I don’t know you. And I believe you’ve proven that care isn’t in your vocabulary. Why are you in my house?”
Beautiful brown eyes were turned in Guy’s direction. His heart, which had slowed to a normal rate, began to pick up the pace again. He could drown in those beautiful orbs, he thought, holding back his sigh of pleasure. He could stare into them forever. Well, he would consider it after his mate stopped looking at him with such anger and disgust. Wow, did he have some damage control to do.
Guy rubbed his hands over his face. “I’m your mate,” he said again, and then tried to explain. “It means we belong together. It’s kind of like boyfriends, but it’s forever. We’re bound together…”
His mate held up his hand and snorted. “Please stop. You’re making my head hurt. Where did you come up with such bullshit? I just got rid of one crazy-ass boyfriend. I sure as hell don’t want another.”
Guy ignored that. He leaned forward slightly. “What’s your name?”
His mate leaned back as if the two inches Guy had moved was two inches too close. “Forget it, crazy man. You don’t need to know anything about me. How did you get into my house? I locked all the doors and windows.”
Pointing upward, he grinned, which maybe he shouldn’t have. “There’s a small attic room and an unlocked window.”
Brown eyes narrowed on him. The plump pink lips tightened. It was Guy’s turn to lean back. “You broke into my house? Do you think you’re clever?” He had thought so. Now, not so much. His mate was really pissed. “I think you’re a mean jerk.”
The words stung. “I was just trying to have fun.” He was pouting. No one could resist that, could they? And his sad eyes.
“Knock it off. I’m not falling for that. I don’t think you even feel bad.”
Guy traced a circle on the floor with the tip of his finger. “Well, I did feel bad for a while when I thought you were dead.”
“How touching. Get out.”
His mate rose, standing over Guy, forcing him to stand. Hands curled into fists. “Get out, now!”
Guy folded his arms over his chest. “No. We’re mates. I’m staying.”
“We’re not mates, crazy man. We’re not anything. I suggest you leave before I have your ass thrown in jail for breaking in here.”
“You wouldn’t.” Guy had taken great precautions to stay out of everyone’s way in Vista. The place was crawling with shifters, vampires, and other weird things. He had been drawn to the farm outside of town, just as so many others had. It generated such a positive force that he had found it irresistible. He had been caught the night before by his other mate but hadn’t revealed himself. Damn, he had two mates! The thought made Guy puff up with pride, forgetting his fear of his second mate setting the law on him. “You need me.”
That wasn’t really true. This mate was human while the other was elven. The human would feel no pull toward him while Bannock wouldn’t be able to resist him the more contact they had with one another. How fucked up was that?
“I don’t need you or any other crazy person in my life.” His mate stomped toward the open front door. “I’ve already met my quota of crazies.”
Guy had a thought. He smiled broadly. “If I stay, we can have sex.” It sounded like a great idea to him. His mate was sexy as hell.
His mate stared, slack-jawed. “You’re certifiable. Okay, if you won’t leave, I will.”
Aric nearly wept with the overwhelming pleasure coursing through his body, as he slowly lowered himself onto the length of Bannock’s cock. He did feel as if he was being split in two, but there was very little discomfort. Guy had prepared him very well and now he was reaping the benefits of it.
The idea that within moments he could be impregnated was a little difficult to get his head around but didn’t believe Bannock and Guy would lie to him about the possibility of such an amazing thing occurring.
His fingers tightened on Bannock’s broad shoulders and a cry left his lips, as the head of Bannock’s cock grazed his gland. His body shook uncontrollably as his dark channel was filled, the muscles stretching impossibly wide to accommodate the base of Bannock’s cock.
Aric stared into Bannock’s green eyes as powerful hands gripped the globes of his ass, silently urging him to move. Moving his hands to Bannock’s chest, Aric braced against thick muscles, as he began to rise and fall, his inner muscles stretching and contracting, fitting to the flesh enclosed within it. He moaned each time his gland was struck. He couldn’t remember anything ever feeling so good.
Staring at his handsome lover, Aric felt love all the way to his soul. It was so far beyond what he had ever felt for Brant, that the two couldn’t even be compared. This was wonderful, beautiful, and made him feel whole. Brant had taken take from Aric but had given nothing back. It wasn’t about money or material things, something Brant had plenty of, but the emotions that should have been shared and nurtured by two people.
Aric might not have had that before, had not known what it was, yet he could see it clearly now. He recognized love and devotion, even as he was being consumed by passion and lust.
The feel of a wet tongue sliding from where he was joined with Bannock, and along Aric’s spine, caused him to screech in shock. Bannock appeared startled for a moment, before laughing softly, which caused the cock in him to jerk around. Aric moaned and wiggled, trying to get it deeper.
The tongue continued licking over Aric’s skin, leaving wet trails behind. Teeth nibbled, teasing his flesh. Warm hands began to stroke his thighs. While he hadn’t exactly forgotten about Guy, it was difficult to think beyond what was taking place between Bannock and him. He felt his face heat up with embarrassment. Bannock smiled and brought him down for a kiss. Aric forgot all about everything once more as Bannock kissed him deeply, his tongue exploring deeply.
He was smiling and sighed as he straightened. Guy startled Aric again when his mate took Aric’s cock into his mouth and began to slide his mouth up and down in a frenzied manner. Aric’s balls jerked and his asshole clenched around Bannock’s cock. He rocked his hips, smiling when Bannock groaned. He did it again and again, soon matching the pace Guy was setting.
With balls tightening, and passion twisting through him, Aric screamed as he came, his back arching and his fingers curling around strands of Guy’s hair. There were muffled shouts around his cock as he continued to jerk. The muscles around Bannock’s cock held on tightly to him. As his orgasm tore through him, Aric could feel the swelling of the flesh thrusting in and out of his ass and knew Bannock would soon join him.
Aric’s heart pounded as he opened his eyes to look at his magnificent mate once more. Guy had tumbled back on the bed but was playing with Bannock’s nipple. Bannock’s gaze held his as they both realized that this was the moment, the one when he would conceive.
Bannock came hard, shouting his pleasure, his hips thrusting upward, burying his cock deep into Aric’s body. He held on for the ride, his body shivering with renewed waves of pleasure and felt the heat of Bannock’s seed bathing the lining of his dark channel.
Tears streaked down Aric’s face as he collapsed onto Bannock’s chest. Strong arms wrapped around him, holding him close. He remained there until their bodies separated. Then he felt Guy pulling him off of Bannock and onto the bed between them. The two men cuddled and kissed him, their hands soothing him as he tried to regain his senses.
It was a nearly impossible task. All Aric could think about was the life Bannock had told him would they would create together. He took a deep, shaky breath and began to relax. A smile curved his mouth.
“Do you think we did it?” Aric asked Bannock and felt tears prick his eyes again.
Bannock returned the smile as he nodded, caressing the side of Aric’s face. “I do. At this very moment, your body is creating a womb for our child to grow in. In a few months, you will give birth in this bed and we will all celebrate. It is a time of great joy for the elven people, as much as it is for the parents.”
Sighing, Aric looked from Bannock to Guy. Guy winked before kissing Aric. The mattress shifted and Aric knew Bannock was leaving the bed. Although he had been well and truly loved, his cock was perking back up as Guy rubbed their bodies together and gave him such a lusty grin that Aric would never be able to resist him.
“I could go for another one of those blow jobs,” Aric told Guy, wiggling his eyebrows.