That is a question for another time
THIS IS BOOK 3 IN THE ALPHA OF THE ALPHA SERIES
BOOK 1 The Black Moon
BOOK 2 The first Alphas son
Hi! And welcome to Ivy´s story. Thank you for reading. I hope you will enjoy it. Please remember that this is an Erotica/fantasy. There are graphic erotic scenes, bad language, and violence in this story. Lots of love to you/Sandra
Chapter 1 That is a question for another time.
IVY Tennessee Pittman
I just stand there on the edge of the forest, completely lost in a pair of dark green eyes that seems to sparkle with a hint of light green, almost apple green. It is almost dark outside, but his eyes are so intense that I can see them clear as day.
I should look away, but I can’t. They are hypnotizing, scary, and the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. The dominance that rolls off him make my hair stand on end, and the Alpha in me can’t decide if he is a threat or not. I feel like a complete idiot, just standing there and stare at him.
I didn’t even say hello. What is wrong with me? Who is this guy? Or more importantly, what is he? I have no idea what he is. I have never met someone like him before. I made a deal with him that night in the cave. Is he here to make me pay my debt? He gives me a soft smile, and even his eyes are smiling, and my cheeks turn pink.
I look down at the ground, biting the inside of my cheek, but I can’t help it I have to glance up at him. He is enchanting, and there’s something about him that both scares me and at the same time lures me in. I get the feeling that I just want to get closer.
His charcoal black hair is a few inches long and slightly tousled. I can’t decide if he is one of those bad boys or a nice guy. He seems to be both. Can you be a bad boy and a nice guy at the same time? God, the man is tall, I’m not short, but I look tiny compared to this guy.
He is even taller than my brother Nyx. And Nyx is the biggest guy I know. My eyes travel down from his hair, and I drown in his eyes a little too long again. I slowly continue further down, taking in all the details of his face. He has high cheekbones, and his chiseled jaw and cheeks have a very dark five a clock shadow. His pink lips look tempting and so soft. I realize that he looks like he is pieced together like a puzzle, perfect.
His white shirt clings to his broad chest, and I want to let my fingers travel the outlines of all his muscles like there was a map to a secret place. Oh, Moon Goddess, what am I thinking about!? My cheek goes from pink to bright red, and I have to fight the urge to run away and hide.
Geez, this is embarrassing. He is a handsome man, and I go all drooling like someone holds up a doggy treat in front of my nose. I need to say something. Come on, Ivy, just say something!
“So, do you like dogs?”
I say and close my eyes as soon as the words leave my mouth, and he chuckles. I am so stupid!
“I prefer wolves.”
He tells me, and I open my eyes and see his amused smile. I rub my neck feeling more than uncomfortable. I am so stupid! I scold myself, and my wolfs seems to agree for once
“So you are the caveman?”
He raises his eyebrow, and I stare at him in horror. Did I just call him caveman?
“No, I mean like the guy from the cave, not a Neanderthal or something like that. You look too sophisticated to live in a cave and be an actual caveman. Fuck! I’m just going to shut up now.”
He starts laughing, and I almost melt. There must be something wrong with this man. He can’t be perfect. No one is. It’s not like he is God’s gift to women or an angel or something. But he sure as shit looks like one. Why am I rambling in my head, and what is wrong with me? Ivy doesn’t behave like this, Ivy is tough, and she doesn’t drool over handsome men.
“I take that as a compliment, but yes, I am the caveman.”
He tells me, chuckling again. I can’t help but smile at him. I totally blame my mother for this. It is hers bad I talk before you think gene that is making itself heard today.
“So you are here for me? For the payment?”
I ask and study his face. He looks behind me, and I hear that someone is approaching us, but I don’t turn around to see who it is.
“I am not here for the debt, but I am here for you.”
“Oh… umm… what do you mean with I’m here for you?”
I ask and bite on my lower lip. He looks at my nervous bad habit, and his eyes flicker with the apple green sparkles again. Waves of goosebumps rush over my skin, and my nipples harden, and of course, he doesn’t miss that. Why am I not wearing a bra? I scold myself for what seems a hundred times since he came here. I see the smile in his eyes when they meet mine again and I swallow hard.
“You have been thinking about me, you have questions.”
My mouth almost falls open, how can he know that I have been thinking about him? Does he know exactly what I have been thinking? The thinking might have been a little naughty and definitely not something I wanted him to know. It feels like my cheeks are burning, I must be glowing by now.
“Umm… w.. how… who are you? Or what are you?”
I ask and he gives me a mischievous smile that looks oh so sexy. What is happening to me? I scream inside my head when I see images of my wolf panting with her tongue hanging out of her mouth. He takes a step closer and he is exactly as warm as I remember that he was. His heat radiates from his body to mine almost like a soft touch. It feels like he has a high fever and I can’t stop my body from trembling when he touches the mark he left on my shoulder.
“That is a question for another time.”
He answers and I narrow my eyes. He places his whole hand on my shoulder and continues to stroke the mark lightly with his thumb. It makes me dizzy and my thoughts start to spin in all kinds of dirty directions. Ivy get a grip! And tell him to keep his hand to himself. Do I tell him that? No…
“Okay… so… what am I supposed to do for you?”
A million thoughts run through my head and none of them are appropriate right now. He has a small smile on his lips, kissable lips. No! He is even closer now, the worst part is that I think that I am the one that moved closer to him. Is he using some kind of magic? Is he messing with my head? He said he knew that I have been thinking about him, how can he know that?
“What do you want to do for me little wolf?”
He asks in the same sinful tone he had in the cave and move his hand up to my neck. More goosebumps wash over my skin and I feel my panties go damp. I part my lips to try to tell him to go to hell, but the words won’t come out.
“I thought that it was you who decided that?” I say to him
“So you don’t have any wishes?”
He asks, looking at my lips. Damn! Yes I do, but I can’t tell you that!
“I don’t even know who you are or what you do, so it’s makes it hard to come up with wishes.”
His hand travels up and into my hair and he pulls me slightly closer. I can feel his hot breath flow over my skin and his scent is like nothing I have ever smelled before and I want to lean in closer and… no Ivy! I have a mate, an asshole mate, but a mate and I… this man… no! Not going to happen!
“You are so beautiful.”
He whispers, his lips are now so close that I can almost feel them. I hold my breath, waiting, what am I waiting for? For him to kiss you stupid girl my wolf snorts at me and I scold her. No kissing, no touching, no nothing. I don’t know when I placed my hand on his bicep, but I realize that I am squeezing it so hard that he will probably have bruises tomorrow.
“So no wishes at all?”
He asks, grabbing my hair and gently tilt my head so that my neck is exposed to him. He leans in closer and he breathes agains my neck, it sends delicious shivers down my spine all they way down to my core. He places a soft feather light kiss in the crook of my neck and a small whimper escapes me. I want to scream at him, damn just do it, kiss me God damn it
“Tell me little Wolf, what is it you wish for right now?”
“I wish… I knew your name.”
I tell him and my wolf growls at me. He brushes his lips over the sensitive skin all the way up to my ear.
“Hmm. Little Wolf don’t lie to me.”
My cheeks catches fire and I clear my throat when he pulls back and look into my eyes. Those eyes are dangerous, magical and they draw you in, hypnotizes you.
“How did you know that I have been thinking about you?”
“I know a lot of things.” He tells me and I start to feel frustrated
“Do you always do that? Answer questions without a real answer?”
“Do you always lie?”
He ask instead of answering. Infuriating man! I pull away from him and my body protests from the loss of contact. I frown and remember that someone was approaching us and when I turn around I see that everything behind me is frozen in place.
None of the guests are moving and I turn back to him to ask him what he has done but he is gone. I look back towards the party and now everyone is back to laughing or dancing. What? I scan the forest, hearing Jason call my name and I sigh.
“Why did you go when I was talking to you?”
Jason barks at me, but I can’t take my eyes away from the forest.
He says with his Alpha voice and grab my arm spinning me around. He frowns and sniffs the air.
“What is that smell? Was someone here?”
“Didn’t you see him? The tall man with black hair and a white shirt?”
I ask and Jason gives me a look that tells me exactly what he is thinking about me.
“No, I haven’t seen anyone. Where was he?”
I point at the spot infront of me and Jason raises his eyebrows
“I can’t believe that I actually are trying to talk to you. Stupid fucking pup.”
He says and my wolf flinches.
“I never wanted you to talk to me. I don’t even want you near me so fuck off!”
I say and leave him standing there with a weird feeling inside. I head into the library that my grandmother, the old Omega, Greysons mother had set up for me. I search through book after book, trying to find anything about this weird caveman, but I come up empty handed. I slump down in one of the chairs and touch the mark on my shoulder and a sense of calm flows through me.
“Ivy what are you doing in here?”
Lia asks me with a huge smile on her lips. She looks so happy and I’m glad that Nyx has found her. She is a perfect match for him.
“I was just looking for something. This mark on my shoulder I want to know what it means.”
“Let me see it.”
I turn around and show her my shoulder. She is so quiet that I can’t even hear her breathe so I turn around and she has an unreadable expression on her face.
“Lia are you okay?”
“How did you get that?” She asks
“That night in the cave.”
I tell her without giving her the full story, she is already blaming herself for what happened and I don’t want her to know that I made a deal with some weird, drop dead gorgeous caveman. She shakes her head
“Ivy, that's a mark. Who marked you?”
“I know that it’s a mark, but I don’t know what it means or who did it.”
“What if it is some kind of mate mark?”
I stare at her in disbelief. Of course, it’s not a mate mark! So another crazy person has joined the Winter´s family.