Reckless Flames

Chapter 15

I collapsed against Jace's chest, panting heavily, as he wrapped his arms around me. "You were louder than normal." Jace chuckled, tucking my head under his chin.

"I was?" I looked up at him, still gaping for a solid breath.

"Much." His fingers played with my hair, as my finger traced circles on his arm. "Trying to impress someone." He asked, raising an eyebrow.

"No." I lied, shaking my head. "Now, shut up, I tired." I grinned faintly, closing my eyes.

For some reason I was trying to prove something. I was trying to prove something to my brother, that I wasn't his. I know it was stupid. I doubt anyone could hear us outside for his room, but I felt like I need to do it anyways. It was also really good. I should be on top more because that was wonderful.

"You want to go to sleep already? We've been in here 5 minutes." He teased, as his hands drifted to the flesh on my butt.

"Are you complaining about my performance?" I raised an eyebrow at him. "Because I didn't need to do this." I gestured to our naked bodies.

"I'm not complaining. I'm just saying it's still early in the night." He chose his words carefully, knowing he could easily be cut off.

"It's been a long day." I sighed, nuzzling my head against his chest. He rolled me onto my back, and started peppering kisses along my neck. "Jace." I whined, already feeling hot and bothered again.

"You want me to stop?" He hummed against my skin. I bit my lip, refusing to give him the satisfaction of getting me so excited so quickly.

"No." I groaned, dropping my head back against the pillows.

"That's what I thought." He smiled, tangling our mouths together. My fingers weaved into his hair, deepening the kiss.


I woke up from the sun's rays shining in my eyes. It had been so long since I have woken up front the sunlight because our tent doesn't have windows or anything. It was nice. I was so comfortable. Jace's arms enveloped me, keeping me close to him. Why did I hate waking up like this a few months ago? I breathed in a warm soothing breath, nuzzling deeper into my pillows.

"Why are you awake? Go back to sleep." Jace grumbled, mingling our bodies today even more than before.

"Ok, just let me get comfortable." I snickered, squirming around in his arms. I finally found my sweet spot. Our legs were tangled together just right, while my arm wrapped around with his, and our fingers laced tightly together. "Better?" He pecked under my jaw lightly. I nodded, humming quietly. "Good." He smiled against my skin, slowly starting to drift back to sleep. My eyes started to fall closed, until there was a pounding on my door. Jace moaned, burying his face into my neck.

"Let's see if they will go away." He whispered, taking a deep breath. They knocked again, and I started to get up. "Noo." He groaned, rolling onto his back, as I ripped the sheet off the bed. "You suck!" Jace put his face into my pillow. By pulling the sheet away from the comforter, I exposed Jace's butt to the room. I smirked, smacking his toned butt on my way to the door. He flinched a mile before turning around to scowl at me. I giggled, making sure everything was covered by my sheet. I cracked the door open, peeking my face out to see Jonathan.

"What do you want? It's early." I glanced back at Jace, who had adjusted the covers and sat up. I knew he was listening, which made me feel a little better.

"I need to speak with you." His eyes were filled with some emotion I couldn't quite identify.

"I'm not dress. I'm tired. We can do this later." I sighed, pinching the top of my nose.

"No now. It will only be a few minutes." He gritted his teeth. I knew he wouldn't take no for an answer because he was already mad at me about last night. If I added this on top of that, it would make things worse. I can only poke the bear so much. I sent one more glanced to Jace before I stepped out of the room and into the hallway. The door shut behind me, and I stared at him, waiting for him to talk.

"What is it?" I snapped, narrowing my eyes at him. Just seeing him made rage fester in my gut, which wasn’t helping me act pleasant like Jace requested.

"Were you able to listen in on their meeting?" He wasn't looking at my face, which was making me uncomfortable. He was staring at my exposed shoulders and arms. I should have had Jace answer the door.

"No, I didn't have time." I huffed, rolling my eyes. He never should have made me spy on them in the first place because he was putting me in danger. I’m lucky that I was killed. I’m lucky that Jace and Stephen were forgiving.

"Don't get sassy with me? After your little display yesterday, you’re lucky I don't have you whipped." His eyes were glassed over with fury, but for once it didn't startle me. He couldn’t do anything to me without disrupting the peace between Jace and Stephen.

"Jace wouldn't appreciate that. He's very protective over me." I held the sheet tighter to me, as I smirked at his expression. He looked jealous.

"I don't care what your little boy toy wants. You belong to me." He gripped my face, making my breath catch. He can’t do this to me anymore. I knocked his hand away from me quickly, feeling myself shake with fear in the inside.

"You gave me away. You are my brother, who is the king, who married me off. If I belong to anyone, it's Jace because he's my husband." I snarled, furrowing my brow at him.

"My blood runs through your veins. You are mine. Besides these people probably want to over throw us, so you will end up right back here with me anyways." He snapped, as his nose started to wrinkle in disgust.

"You don't have any evidence, therefore I'm staying him." I countered, standing my ground firmly. He can’t control me anymore. I’m my own person.

"Clary?" The door opened behind me, and there stood Jace naked for all the world to see. "I don't know where they unloaded my clothes." He huffed, obviously prancing around naked on purpose. He was acting this way on purpose, which I found quite amusing. Jonathan probably thought he was all muscle no mind.

"I'll be in there in a minute." I fought back giggling, as I shoved him back into our room. He was lucky some poor female servant wasn't out here. They might have been traumatized for life. My brother looked absolutely horrified, which made it even harder for me to not laugh. "Umm... Anyways." I put my hand over my mouth, trying to compose myself. "I'm going to get ready for the day. I'll see you around." I turned around, entering my bedroom. Giggles escaped my lips, as I pushed Jace onto the bed. "You are such an idiot." I climbed onto him, kissing him heatedly. "Trying to show off your manhood." I teased, racking my fingers through his lush hair.

"Of course I was. I am an alpha male. I'm just marking my territory." He chuckled, running his hands over my sheet covered sides. "Let's get this stupid thing off." He started tugging at the sheet.

"No." I giggled loudly, trying to scurry away from him. He caught me quickly, wrapping his arms around me from behind me. I squealed in laughter, squirming around in his strong arms.

"Kiss me and I'll let you go." He brushed his nose against my ear.

"Ok." I snickered, turning my head to the side, so we could mingle our lips together. It was much hungrier then I thought it was going to be, but I didn’t really care. I smiled against his lips, as we stumbled into the small vanity. I whimpered against his lips, bracing myself against the counter.

"There." He broke away from me, releasing me completely. "I'm going to get dressed." He pecked my neck, as he drew away from me.

"Wait, you were actually getting dressed?" I pouted at him, feeling slightly disappointed that this is wasn’t continuing.

"You said no." He chuckled, knowing very well what I wanted.

"You are such a tease!" I threw a pillow at him, making him scramble to get his pants on. He fell onto the bed, unable to get his balance. "Fine, be that way." I smirked, tossing the sheet aside. Jace's mouth fell open, as his eyes widened. I grabbed my skirt, pulling it on along with my shirt. "I need you to show me all the servants’ entrances, so we can send a message to our troops about where we can enter." Jace clapped, tugging his vest on.

"Exploring the castle sounds like a plan." I walked around him and out the door.


I spent the next four hours showing Jace the entire lay out of the castle. He was memorizing everything. I'm surprised that he didn't have a pen and paper. Maybe he would remember later and draw it.

After our tour, he ran off with his father, leaving me in the company of Izzy. We were both knitting in the garden, chatting idly about what it was like to live here. I stopped talking when I heard people talking.

"What is it?" Izzy asked, trying to see who was talking.

"Come over here and be quiet." I grabbed her arm, dragging behind a hedge.

"I never should have sent her away to get married. I thought she would hate it there." It was obviously my brother. I had to know what he was thinking because he was impossible to read. He is a psychopath, and almost impossible to predict.

"She didn't seem to like it very much when I visited her." Sebastian's voice entered the garden with us.

"You should have seen her at dinner yesterday. It was humiliating! If that savage of a husband wasn't around her all the time I would beat the crap out of her for that. He never leaves her side. You should have seen him this morning. He walked into the hallway waving his dick around. Savage." He snarled, racking his hand through his white hair.

"Jace did that?" Izzy whispered, raising her eyebrows. I shushed her, continuing to watch the exchange between my brother and Sebastian.

"Well they are a tribe. They are savages." Sebastian was such a yes man. I rolled my eyes at him.

"I don't care! I don't like spending my morning seeing other men's wood. I want him gone." He exclaimed.

"We can't kill him. We are already on unsteady ground with Stephen because you executed his 9 year old nephew. Besides from what I heard he isn't the sharpest sword in the world. If they are planning something they will slip up, and we can kill all of them." Sebastian explained, looking slightly annoyed with my brother, which would be understandable because my brother is an annoying freak.

"You know I didn't think she would actually have the guts to have sex with him willingly, but you should have heard them last night. My word! I hate listening to him make her moan and groan like that." He groaned in frustration, throwing a small pot across the room. They were silent for a long time "I think she is hiding things from me." He pursed his lips, thinking about what to do. Crap. How did he know that?!

"Why do you think that?" Sebastian asked curiously.

"She's much more rebellious then normal. It's suspicious, and the fact that she's never alone also makes me think they know something I don't." He shook his head, looking frustrated.

"What do you want me to do about it?" Sebastian stood posed and ready for orders.

"Let's go somewhere more private." He gestured Sebastian to follow him.

"Jace walked into the hallway butt naked?" Izzy finally said after the close was clear.

"That was all you got from that entire conversation?!" I exclaimed, widening my eyes at her.

"What? It sparked my interest." She shrugged her shoulder.


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