Chapter 10 - Tansi
Tansi woke slowly, happy to find she was held tightly by her mate. His presence comforted her, and she smiled as she pushed the sleep aside. Then she tiled her head slightly and breathed in his scent. His chest moved as he chuckled.
“I think you just smelled me,” he said, as he smirked down at her.
“You smell nice,” she said. Then she asked after her injuries.
“The pack healer put about five stitches in the side of your head. Your leg is definitely broken. He had to reset it and you’ll be on crutches for a while. The rest is bruising, that will need to heal on its own. You were lucky sweetheart,” he told her.
“How in the world did you find me,” she asked curiously.
He frowned and held her a bit tighter. “I felt your pain. I was hunting the rogues with my pack brothers when I experienced it. Then your pretty face appeared in my head. I immediately knew it was your pain I was feeling. My wolf guided me straight to you,” he explained. “I just had to let him take over.”
She sighed. “That shouldn’t happen for unmated couples. And my wolf is dormant, I assumed that would only make it worse.”
He tilted her head up by placing his warm finger under her chin. “Sweetheart, I’m an Enforcer. That means my senses are stronger than the average wolf. Plus, even with a dormant wolf, your still an alphas daughter. The two of us together means a lot of things will be stronger than other mated couples.”
“You think so,” she asked him.
“I know so,” he immediately replied. “Besides, you shifted when you were younger.” She nodded, so he continued. “When your wolf is ready, she’ll come back. And I have a feeling that when that happens you’ll be the strongest female around,” he told her with a grin.
“You have a lot of faith in me,” she said.
“Honestly, I don’t really care. If your wolf comes back great, if she doesn’t, it wouldn’t bother me. I’m proud to call you my mate either way,” he answered with a growl.
“I didn’t ever think I’d find a mate that would want me,” she admitted.
“Well I want you. As soon as my job is complete, I’m coming back for you. We’ll mate and start a life together,” he promised.
She smiled up at him dreamily, then winced as she shifted, and the injuries she suffered made themselves known.
“And I think it’s time to get some pain meds into you and some food,” he ordered, as he carefully let her go and climbed off the bed.
He moved to a side table and lifted the cover off a plate. “Your dad said pancakes are your favourite. He made these himself,” he told her.
Then he dragged the table closer, and helped her move so she could eat. She smiled as she eyed the plate, surprised that she had any appetite at all. She ate as much as she could, then pushed the plate away. Cade smiled, as he handed her a glass of apple juice and some pain meds. Dutifully, she took them from him.
“When do you have to leave,” she asked sadly.
“I’m not leaving you while your hurt,” he growled.
“You have to,” she immediately replied. “You need to finish your job.”
“And my job means nothing compared to you,” he sneered. “You can’t stay at the cabin by yourself.”
“I can get Brandon to stay with me. He’s my cousin, but really we act more like brother and sister. He stays on the couch at least once every week or so,” she told him. “I’m sure he’ll be more than willing to stay with me.”
He studied her for a minute then nodded. “I hope to be finished soon. I really don’t want to be away from you for long,” he admitted.
Then he leaned down and kissed her. The kiss was soft at first, but when she wrapped her arms around his neck, he immediately deepened it. She practically melted against him as she kissed him back. It was quite a while later when he pulled back and growled.
“I’ll find the damn rogues, then we’re going to do that again and more. I have a mate now, and nothing will stop me from getting back to you,” he promised.