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Chapter 9

Briar Woods

“He will love it,” Rayna said with enthusiasm.

Rayna picked me up exactly around three in the afternoon. Together we drove to a very expensive boutique in New York City that I would never have stepped foot in. The items and materials in here were expensive. I didn’t have that kind of cash. It will take my whole bank account including my little home.

Rayna didn’t seem fazed at all. When she saw the queasy look in my face she smirked.

“Don’t worry, babe. Chase is more than happy to buy you a dress. The man’s bank account is a hundred times larger than yours and mine.” She shrugged. “Lucifer lets me buy whatever I want. Besides, Chase told me to get you whatever you need. So, I’m going to do exactly what he asked.”

A hint of a smile appeared on my face. It was hard not to like her. Rayna was realistic and outspoken. I figured those two out quickly as soon as she picked me up. She spoke what’s on her mind.

My hand ran down the champagne silky satin evening gown. It had a silhouette A-line with a deep v-neckline. Spaghetti straps to hold my top up and keep my breasts from escaping the only small cover it had. The gown was beautiful but, god, the dress split right on the side of my right leg. It wasn’t just a small slit in the dress. The slit rode all the way up to my hip. If anyone was to lift the front of the dress, they will see everything because this dress called for no bra and a G-string at most.

“We’re getting it,” Rayna confirmed. “This gown is to die for.”

“Rayna, this dress cost five hundred dollars. That’s like more than half my paycheck.” I muttered although I caressed the material of the dress fondly. I did really like it. The dress made me feel beautiful and Rayna wasn’t kidding. It made my breasts stand out seductively and my hips and ass looked great in satin.

“Chase is paying for it. Don’t worry! The man owns a freaking club and a hotel. He won’t miss five hundred dollars, especially when he sees you in it.” She giggled.

Rayna was a beautiful woman. Her bob cut midnight hair framed her deep brown eyes and pouty lips. It was effortless. I sighed deciding to give in.

Rayna and I paid for our dresses. She chose a black lace mermaid evening gown. She mentioned how much her curves drive Lucifer crazy.

It made me blush because I have a feeling Chase was the same. The two were best friends for a reason. If anything, I knew Chase couldn’t keep his hand off my ass. The imprints and bite marks were still there!

Shopping with Rayna took a few hours until she rushed us back to Lucifer and her penthouse. She told me Chase knew I was and will be picking me up from here. She kicked Lucifer out of the bathroom but not until he squeezed her bottom and gave her a punishing kiss first.

“Lucifer doesn’t like it when I boss him around but truth be told he craves my defiance.” She said as she handed me my gown to put on. She disappeared into the closet and told me I can change in the bedroom.

I slipped off my clothes and slipped on the gown. My nipples hardened against the satin material. The slight breeze brushing against my hip told me how exposed I was. I slipped on a diamond necklace with a heart pendant around my neck. Rayna also insisted we buy this.

Rayna came out, zipping up her gown. She glanced at me and grinned.

“We should fix your hair.” She led me into the bathroom and started playing with my hair.

“What did you mean by he craves your defiance?” I asked, wanting to know more.

“I think there is a different perception on Dominants and Submissive. Lucifer is like an arrogant wolf but also an eager little puppy. He likes to be Alpha but also likes to please.” She sighed and pondered what to say next.

“Dominants aim are to please you. You are an important person. Your pleasure is his pleasure. Your pain is his pain. Vice versa.” She waved the brush in the air.

“Were you Lucifer’s submissive?” I asked.

She laughed. “Hell no. I worked in the club. He was my boss. I defied him a lot but his need for control. He was pretty dominant and I admit I like it when he takes control but...”

“But what?” I asked, completely curious and wanting to know more.

“I had a lot of trust issues. He read me like a book. One day, he told me to cuff him. I did and the control I had on him—it was thrilling. You know what’s the crazy part?” She smirked, looking at the mirror at me as she curled my hair into soft beachy waves.

“What?” I asked.

“It was hard for him to lose control but it turned him on like nothing else. It’s the thrill of seeing for the first time he had no control but to see me give him a show of what turns me on.” She replied with a giggle.

After that, we continued talking about our lives. I learned so much about Rayna. She wasn’t what I expected. I thought she grew up with all this around her but she was just about as average as I was.

She finished curling my hair before I helped her with hers. We fixed our makeup. I wore nude lipsticks and soft smoky eyeshadow.

A knock on the door indicated that the men were getting impatient. Rayna went to open the door and Lucifer’s eyes scanned his wife’s body ever so slowly, darkening with each stroke. I slipped passed them not wanting to see what happens next and walked down the hall.

Chase had his back to me. He was sitting on the expensive white couch, sipping on a beer while watching a show on TV. When he heard my heels clicking, he turned immediately.

Just like Lucifer, his eyes took its time taking everything in. His eyes darkened when he saw how big the slit of my front dress was. He licked his lips like a hungry lion when he met the low v-neckline on my dress and to the valley of my exposed breasts.

I watched him stand up and walk towards me like an eagle circling its dinner. When he stood in front of me, his fingers touched my exposed thigh and graze higher until it wrapped around my hips.

Tonight, he was dressed in a black tux with a neat little black bow tie. His jacket buttoned up perfectly and the suit outlined his body perfectly. If anything, it made him look all the more dangerous. His green eyes seemed to be darkening with each passing second.

“You are out to drive me crazy tonight, aren’t you?” He whispered huskily. His eyes dipping down to the valley of my breasts. He lifted his other free hand and skimmed the hill of my breasts. An involuntarily shiver pass through me. The field between us was intense. It was electromagnetic and almost like it was begging me to move closer.

“This dress exposes too much skin, baby girl.” His voice dropped deeper and hungrier.

“You don’t like it?” I said in a breathy whisper, completely affected by his dominating presence.

The corner of his lip lifted and his eyes gleamed with a high sexuality that had me clenching my thighs. He leaned closer and whispered in my ear. His hand naughtily slipping from my hips to my ass to squeeze. A groan escaped from him when he found out I wasn’t wearing any undergarments.

“If I told you all I want to do right now is push you up against the wall and fuck you from behind like a horny teenage boy, would that tell you how much I like it?” He murmured.

I bit the inside of my lips to stop myself from moaning. His words were like sugar that I shouldn’t be eating but want so badly.

“Ok! Break it up. This is my home. Save it for later.” Lucifer voice boomed behind us. Chase pulled his hand away from my ass but placed it around my waist possessively.

Rayna was grinning like crazy. “She’s stunning, isn’t she?”

I saw a love bite on her neck that wasn’t there from earlier. I knew that Lucifer had just placed it there. He wanted to ward men off his woman at the event.

Chase glanced back down at me. His thumb grazed his bottom lip as he again took his time looking me over sending a blazing heat through my body.

“Stunning.” He replied huskily.

We left the penthouse shortly after. Ten minutes later, we arrived at the event that was held at a high-end conference center. Just as extravagant as booking the place, the conference center tonight was lit with multiple people wearing expensive evening wear and expensive cars.

Lucifer and Rayna drove their own car and Chase and I drove in his black Mercedes. He stopped in front of the entrance before shutting off the engine. I moved to unbuckle my belt but his firm hand over mine stopped me. I looked up at him questioningly.

“Briar, I have to do something or I won’t be able to sit still.”

“What?” I asked.

He leaned over and crushed his lips on mine. Kissing me hard and ruining my lipstick. I will have to put it back on before we leave the car but his tongue slipping into the warm cave of my mouth was enough to silence all roaming thoughts in my mind. I moaned as his hand slipped up to cup one side of my neck. He broke the kiss and scattered soft open mouth kisses down my jawline to my neck.

The sensational feeling had my toes curling and my thighs clenching. His kisses sent on my neck zoned everything out. It was so hard to concentrate when all I could feel was his tongue and his hot mouth on my neck. I clutched at the lapels of his tuxedo jacket.

Slowly, he pulled from my neck and leaned in his seat to look at me. A slow wicked smirk appeared on his face.

“Ok. Let’s go.” He said.

“ lipstick,” I said and quickly put it back on. I lifted my chin to see more into the small mirror of the Mercedes when I saw a huge dark love bite on my neck.

“Chase.” I hissed and turned towards him. He grinned then.

“What?” He said innocently.

“What is this?” I pointed to my neck.

“A love bite.” He had the audacity to say.

I glowered at him. “I can’t believe you.”

I worked on fixing my lipstick and putting it back into my purse before opening the door and getting out. Chase was by my side in second.

“I had to do it.” He whispered into my ear. “You are too fcking beautiful to not to. Plus, as soon as we get inside I’m sure I’ll get pulled away from your side.”

“Chase, who do you think I am?” I gave him a pointed look.

“You’re mine.” He shrugged as we walked up the stairs.

“What exactly does that even mean?” I leaned into whisper-shout to him.

“It means no one is to touch, look, or even think about you.” He said.

I was about to say something but we reached the main entrance and were greeted by people. I sufficed my answer with a glare in his direction. He smirked unaffected by my wrath.

Just like Chase said, he has automatically pulled away once we entered the large conference room filled with many bodies. I moved around the end of the room like a person out of place.

Lucifer and Rayna were nowhere to be found in this huge place. When I found a quiet place, I leaned against the wall and looked at the bodies around me. There were so many people. A few I recognized from covers on magazines. Some were celebrities and others were local businessmen.

A short time later, a thick brogue voice came from next to me.

“Excuse me.” I turned to utter a sorry but was struck speechless when I saw who was in front of me. He was handsome like some model out of a magazine.

“Sorry.” I attempted to move away once I snapped out of my stupor. He chuckled and shook his head.

“I was trying to get your attention.” He said. “I saw you standing here and to be quite frank you are very beautiful.”

I blushed and smiled shyly. “Thank you.”

He flashed me an award-winning grin. “My name is Logan.”

“Briar.” He stuck his hand out and I placed mine in.

“This might sound cliché but that is a very beautiful name. It matches you very well.” He gave me a sincere smile.

I’m wondering why this man is talking to me. Out of all the women in the room, why me? I’m not a celebrity and nor do I own an expensive booming business. However, I had to admit the evening gown can be deceiving.

“Mind if I stick around for a little while?” He asked.

I shook my head. “I don’t own the place. Go ahead.”

He chuckled, the corner of his eyes crinkling amusingly.

“So, what brings you here tonight?” He asked and moved to lean up against the wall next to me. The smell of his expensive cologne brushed past me.

“I’m here with somebody,” I said and then turned to him. “If you’re looking for a rich heiress that will not be me.”

He laughed, “Is that so?”

I nodded, “I’m a school teacher.”

His eyebrows shot up. “A school teacher in a room filled with rich people. Outrageous.”

I laughed a little and shrugged. “That’s right. Might want to use your lines somewhere else.”

“What if I don’t want to?” He responded immediately. His eyes glinting with a clear interest and suddenly I felt shy around this guy. He was clearly hitting on me even though I am a school teacher.

“What is your occupation?” I asked.

He looked confused. “You don’t know who I am?”

I giggled, “No, I’m sorry I don’t. Out of the people in the room, I probably know only ten people.”

His eyes warmed then and his lips curved into a sincere smile.

“I’m an ordinary guy.” He responded but I knew he wasn’t. No ordinary guy wore expensive wrist watches and shoes that were from brand name stores.

“You’re going with that huh?” I asked.

He laughed with a nod, “Yes. Does it make you more curious?”

It was then I felt a pair of eyes looking at me. I turned in that direction, completely distracted. Chase did not look happy. The minute my eyes landed on him he started walking towards us. I lifted myself away from the wall and waited for him to reach me.

He wrapped an arm around my waist and again placed a warm possessive hand on my waist. Logan looked surprised but quickly masked it. He smiled down at me.

“Ah, so I guess this is the one you came with.” He said before turning to Chase. “Logan Hawkings.”

“Chase Gunner.” Chase shook his hand politely before looking down at me.

“I was looking for you.” He said.

“Sorry, it is too crowded in the middle.” I murmured.

He nodded before looking back at Logan. Logan looked down at me.

“Well, I’ll get going but it was nice meeting you, Briar.” He grinned. “I hope to see more of you and if God is merciful, I hope soon.”

Chase’s jaw clenched and his hand on my waist dug in a little. Logan walked away and I was spun around to face him.

“I told you men will surround you.” He muttered bitterly.

“It was just him.”

“I don’t like him,” Chase grumbled, clearly still upset.

“What is it that you don’t like him? He seems like a likable guy.”

“The fucker was eye fucking you. The urge to punch him was overwhelming.” Chase growled. He was possessive and jealous. Honestly, if it was any other person I will slap him and walk away but this was Chase. It was all him and somehow it turned me on. I liked that he was possessive of me and the quick flutters in my heart told me that it affected me in ways that I didn’t want to dwell on.

I cupped his cheeks with my hand and leaned in to brush my lips across his. “I’m yours, remember?”

I went back on my heels and pulled back my hair, exposing my neck. His finger touched the love bite tenderly. Slowly, his eyes returned to its normal shade and he sighed. He leaned in to brush a kiss against my lips and cheek before leaning back.

“You’re staying by my side the rest of tonight. I’m not taking any chances.” He said before placing his hand again on my waist.

True to his words, I remained by his side the whole night. Never once, did I leave his side. When we finished the night, we stood outside in the cool night air. We waited for our car to pull up by the valets.

He stood on a step below me and we were on eye level now. He leaned in and sucked on my lower lip.

“I want you tonight. Come back home with me.” He pleaded.

It was then I remembered something Rayna said to me. She had cuffed Lucifer and he liked it. I wondered if Chase will feel the same and oddly I wanted to find out.

“On one condition...”

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