Nathan was devastated and torn apart when he learned of his mate’s deception. However, he was terrified when Elder Carlson told them that Elder Roy was trying to gain access to one of the logs. The one held by Alpha Asher’s father. Once that happened, Cain’s life would be forfeit.
So here they were, in a land they didn’t know anything about, searching for a mate that had all but betrayed his own pack to a madman.
He didn’t like these lands from the beginning. Things were very strange in this forest.
The first indication was when they entered the forest. As they walked, Nathan felt something sharp poking on his leg. When he looked, where his pistol had been was now a sword and the same had happened to Ira’s.
When they looked at creeks they passed, it seemed they were going in the opposite direction that they should. The trees were tall, yet they were not just green. Some were blue or orange and they had passed a turquoise one not too long ago.
Nathan hated to think of his mate in these crazy lands and unprotected with a madman for a father. He didn’t know why, but Nathan felt that if he didn’t get to Cain soon, it may be too late.
“Why do you think that Elder Roy wants the logs?” Ira asked Nathan.
“I have no idea and Elder Carlson says he can’t think of one either,” Nathan answered softly.
Ira was quiet as he looked at the stars and finally said, “Do you think it has a way out of here?”
“Out of Capulet?” Nathan asked, surprised.
Shrugging, Ira said, “Well yeah. I mean what if it offered a way back to where we are from?”
Nathan was thoughtful, and then asked, “If it did, would you go?”
Ira looked at Nathan as he said, “If you had asked me that a week ago, I might have said yes. However, now…well now I would say I have no idea.”
Shaking his head, Nathan said, “I wouldn’t want to leave. This is, in all intents and purposes, our home. I wouldn’t know or understand the world we would go back to.”
“What do you mean?” Ira asked curiously.
“Ira, have you heard Damien talking about his world?” Nathan asked in awe.
“Not really,” Ira answered.
Nathan’s discomfort was clear when he said, “He talks about telephones that you carry and how with a flick of a finger you can find out information on anything and everyone, food that you put in a box and they are cooked in minutes, objects you can sit in and go in the sky to fly from one end of the world to the other.”
Ira gasped, “Seriously? Fly like a bird in the sky?”
Nodding his head, Nathan said, “Yes. He said they call them airplanes. I say if the Gods wanted us to fly then we would have been given wings.”
“Damn straight! That shit is crazy!” Ira said as he shook his head in disbelief.
Both men were silent as they listened to the different insects around them chirping and buzzing when Ira finally asked, “What do you think that curse means?”
Nathan spat out his words contemptuously. “I have no idea, but I will not just stand around and allow something to destroy the pack either!”
Ira felt his face heat as his cock hardened, with the fierce look on Nathan’s face turning him on. Ira had to resist the urge to adjust himself and feared Nathan would scent his lust.
Nathan looked at Ira oddly and said, “Are you okay?”
Ira turned as if there was something very interesting going on to his left, when all he was really doing was hiding his discomfort. “Yeah…uh…yeah I’m good.”
Suddenly Ira thought he heard a sound and tilted his head asking quietly, “Nathan, do you hear that?”
Nathan looked around and tilted his head to the side. “I don’t hear anything.”
“That is what I mean. There are no sounds at all. I hear no insects buzzing or chirping. It has become very still,” Ira whispered.
Standing up, Nathan grabbed his sword as a branch snapped a few feet in front of him.
“What the hell is that smell?” Ira asked as he lifted his nose and scented the air.
Nathan became alarmed as well as frustrated when, yet again, he needed to be able to scent possible danger and he couldn’t do it. He knew he should tell Ira, but it was humiliating for a wolf shifter not to be able to scent. Instead all he could say was, “I have no idea.”
When Ira became tenser and a rustling sound was heard to their right, Nathan stood tall.
Raising his sword high in the air, Nathan yelled, “I am Nathan Somerhalder, Beta wolf of the Halloway pack! Who goes there? Come forth or die!”
Snickering, Ira mocked, "Come forth or die? What the hell, Nathan?"
Giving a small smile, that almost brought Ira to his knees, Nathan shrugged, "Well swords and magic lands, who knows what time these guys are from. I just don't want to look like an outsider."
Another cracking limb could be heard with the rustling of leaves.
Turning his gaze towards the sound, Nathan snarled once again, "I will give you to the count of three. If you don't come out of there, I'm coming in and talking will not be what I will be doing with you! One...Two..."
Cain’s eyebrow rose as he walked up behind Ira and asked, “Were you planning a trip without us?”
Lika began to back up to the door as he said, “I think I hear my king calling me.”
Ira watched as Lika left him alone with his two mates. For the life of him, Ira had no idea why they were even in his room and he wasn’t exactly sure he wanted to know.
“Ira, you didn’t answer Cain. Were you planning a trip without us?” Nathan growled out as he walked in front of Ira.
Ira looked behind him and then back at Nathan. Their scent was confusing Ira. He could swear he was scenting lust, but that couldn’t be right. “I–I was g–going to go and loo–look for the Alphas.”
Cain placed his hand on Ira’s forearm and began to lightly caress Ira as he said, “And you were planning on going without us?”
Ira swallowed and went to move forward, but Nathan was not moving and Ira and Nathan’s dicks rubbed together, and they were both very hard.
“Wh–What’s going on?” Ira whispered as he closed his eyes, trying to get his need under control.
Cain kissed on Ira’s neck as he whispered, “You were going to leave without your mates? How is that even right?”
Ira gasped as Nathan grasped Ira’s hips and rubbed his hard shaft once again with Ira’s as he said, “It is no more right than keeping the fact that we are mates from us to begin with, Cain.”
Cain pushed into Ira’s back and Ira could feel that Cain was just as hard as Nathan and he were. Cain then asked in a hushed tone, “Why didn’t you tell us, Ira?”
“Nathan said—” Ira began.
Nathan interrupted. “I said what I felt I should because of the guilt I felt for my attraction to you.”
Ira’s shocked eyes met Nathan’s intense ones as Nathan said, “Don’t looked so surprised, Ira. I not only find you gorgeous but you are also smart, selfless, and loyal.”
“Any man would be lucky to have you as their mate, we just happen to be the lucky ones,” Cain said as he rubbed himself against Ira’s firm cheeks.
“You want me as your mate?” Ira gasped.
Nathan was just a bit shorter than Ira, but it didn’t stop him from taking Ira’s lips against his own. The kiss was soft but the intent behind it was clear.
Cain groaned as his dick hardened even more and he ground out, “That is so fucking hot.”
Nathan pulled back and then turned Ira around to face Cain as he said, “Cain, you have to taste our mate.”
Ira was shocked to hear Nathan call him his mate.
Cain smiled seductively as he undid Ira’s pants and dropped to his knees. “Oh I plan on tasting our mate alright.”
The whimper that came out of Ira was loud, but not near as loud as when Cain lightly licked the tip of Ira’s shaft.
Watching as the pre-cum stretched long and coated the tip of Cain’s tongue, Ira felt his breathing begin to increase.
Nathan stepped back and Ira turned his head to see the man taking his shirt off and unfastening his pants.
Ira grasped Cain’s hair in a firm grip as the man pushed his head down and slid Ira’s cock further into his mouth.
Throwing his head back, Ira moaned, “Oh by the Gods!”
Nathan came back to Ira and grasped Ira’s shirt. “He is very good at sucking cock.”
Lifting his arm, long enough so Nathan could bring his shirt over his head, Ira could only mumble, “Uh-huh.”
Nathan finished removing his shirt as he started to say, “Just wait until…”
“Son of a bitch!” Ira yelled as Cain swallowed Ira all the way to the back of his throat.
Nathan laughed. “Yep, our mate does know how to give head.”
Cain pulled off and Ira moaned his protest.
“Just getting us all more comfortable, babe,” Cain said as he removed his clothing quickly and Nathan helped Ira remove the rest of his.
Ira was in a bit of a daze. He couldn’t believe this was happening. He kept wanting to pinch himself just for the reassurance that all of this was real, but then he felt the sting on his nipple and gasped.
“Like that do you?” Nathan said as he pinched Ira’s nipples once more.
Nodding rapidly, Ira would have answered had Cain not taken that moment to pull him closer to the bed Cain now sat on.
Cain’s face was in line with Ira’s hard, jutting staff as Cain grasped Ira by the hips and pulled him forward.
Cain opened his mouth as he lightly gripped Ira’s cock and swallowed Ira whole as he gently rolled Ira’s now very tight balls in the other hand.
“Oh that is a beautiful sight,” Nathan murmured as he gently pushed Ira forward so that Cain was lying on his back and Ira was on top of him, bracing himself with his arms.
Ira heard the snick of a lid and was about to ask what was happening when he felt Nathan’s lubed up finger tracing his hole and then the man leaned over and whispered, “Can I have my mate? Can I have the pleasure of feeling your warm ass clamping my cock and massaging me into completeness?”