{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
lackingwit would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

It's Really Good to Hear Your Voice

By lackingwit

Drama / Romance

It's Really Good to Hear Your Voice

Read with Hinder's Lips of an Angel.

The ring of a phone, forcing him awake. Akira sighed, a yawn pulling through his lips. Who would call him at this hour? He reached over, muscles lazy after such a long, dreamless sleep. The phone almost dropped out of his hand. He couldn't exactly say he was surprised by the name that blinked at him through the screen of his phone. He pressed his lips together, gray-blue eyes drifting over to Yuki, who was snuggling up against his arm.

It was odd, to have Yuki there, instead of Mina. He didn't think he'd ever get used to it. He sighed again, skillfully moving his arm from under Yuki.

The phone kept ringing, the sound more insistent, just like Mina herself. The girl was stubborn; she wouldn't let up until he picked up. Honestly, he wouldn't have it any other way.

Akira sighed, flipping the phone open. "Princess?" he greeted, footsteps light on the ground as he walked out of the bedroom. There was no need to wake Yuki. A sniffle sounded through the line. His grip on the phone tightened. "Are you crying?"

He'd kill whoever made his Princess cry, he'd have their blood on his hands and their head on his trophy shelf. No one made his Princess cry, and he'd be damned if anyone got away with it.

"N-no!"

She wouldn't admit it; he didn't expect her to. He'd have been surprised if she actually said yes. If she'd said yes, then there'd be no need to worry, because it'd have been an act. Mina never wanted anyone to know when she actually cried.

"It's just — I wanted to hear your voice," she admitted, and her voice cracked.

Akira had to stop himself from breaking the phone in half. No one made his Princess cry. Somewhere in the back of his mind, he found himself doing math, trying to figure out what would make her cry. They'd just preformed a purity test not three years ago — except that was an unscheduled purity test. They hadn't actually done another one? So soon?

He would kill them.

"It's really good to hear your voice," she whispered, suppressing another sniffle. "So please talk to me, Akira."

He mashed his teeth together; he couldn't bring himself to say a word without growling. He would kill them. He'd have their damned vampiric blood on his hands and he wouldn't give two shits about it. They'd made his Princess cry — again. He took a deep breath, but it didn't help calm him.

"What do you want me to say, Princess?" he managed, though the growl that rolled from his lips couldn't be hidden by anything. "Why're you calling so late?" He knew the answer. He knew it. But he wanted to hear her say it — hear her say it so he'd have an excuse to go wherever she was and ripthose three men to shreds. He should have gone with her — he'd let himself be convinced by that sugary voice of hers and those beautiful lips. He should have gone with her, should have been there to protect her. It was his job to do so.

He heard Mina shiver. "I just wanted to hear your voice," she lied.

"No," Akira growled out, voice low, "tell me why."

Her hesitation left the line dead for a moment. "I — I had another test," she admitted. He could hear her fighting down tears, swallowing the rock in her throat that had to be there. She was a strong woman, yes, but something that invasive could break anyone. "I just want to hear your voice, okay? I just to make me feel better."

He shook his head. The anger boiling inside his blood was making him see red. He would kill them all. "I'm coming over. Just tell me where you are," he insisted.

Mina sighed. "No, I can handle this!" she ordered, but her voice wavered. The offer was tempting. "Akira, please. Stay with Yuki."

A snort escaped him. "You make it hard to be faithful," he huffed, letting her change the subject. Anything to make his Princess happy again. She shouldn't be crying. It should be illegal for someone so wonderful to cry.

She laughed, the sound watered down by those tears she was still shedding. "That's because you're mine."

The sound of her laughter made the red in his eyes slip away a little bit. She was laughing. It was all that mattered. Even when she was being territorial and possessive — it didn't matter. She was laughing. "That's not something you'll ever let me forget," he tried, matching the lightheartedness in her voice.

"Why would I?" Mina wondered. Her voice sounded stronger. "You're my Akira." A little yawn escaped her; it sounded like the mewl of a kitten. Akira smiled.

"You're cute, Princess," he chuckled. "Now go to bed."

"But —"

Akira shook his head, although he knew she couldn't see him. "No, no, Princess. It's three AM in the morning. Go to bed. You'll see me in the morning."

He could hear her shifting in her bed, curling in on herself. "Are you sure?" Mina asked.

"Yes, Princess," he assured. She'd see him barking and yelling at everyone who'd ever made her cry, she'd see him ripping the heads off those three royals like the mutt they swore he was. But for now, they didn't need to know that. "Just tell me where you are, and you'll see me there in the morning."

Mina yawned, naming an area in Japan just outside the Bund. Akira wrote it down, reassuring her that he'd be there in the morning. He'd kill those who made his Princess cry, but he wanted Mina there to enjoy the sight.

His phone clicked shut as he reentered the room. Yuki was awake. "Go," she said, a small smile on her face. Akira wasn't going to argue; Mina would want someone to wake up next to.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, lackingwit
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Giuliana Cassetta: My face is full of tears, I never cried like now with a book or even a movie. I loved every single chapter. I truly don't know what to say, I'm out of words and my eyes hurt from crying. Such an bittersweet story, it's so wonderful. One of my favorites for sure. Keep it up!

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

Jade Niday: This book has a really great plot. The author really makes you feel connected to the main character. There are twist around every corner you never see coming.. Great read for sure and I can't wait to see what happens next.

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

emmaneal74: I loved this booked. Would definitely buy it when published and read it again. The story flowed in such a way I just couldn't put it down. I was never confused about the characters or their roles in the story which can happen sometimes with so many lead. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to r...

Alani Foreigner: I absolutely loved how you created this story. It isn't like the other cliché stories I've ever read. I had just started reading it yesterday and just had to finish it. The main characters are grotesquely awesome and I fell in love with them. If you're into fantasy and stuff I can guarantee that ...

More Recommendations

Shreya Biswas: Finally god...... I was tired of Charissa doubting Frederick's love... yes.. All's well that ends well.... i was getting really downright agitated at the author because the suspense was held really well on how things will work out in the epilogue and i just wanted them to have a happy ending.. An...

Alkira Joan: I omg I am honestly speechless I couldn't stop cry it's so sad I wish it had a better ending and they would all be happy and the end is their going to be a second book?thanks for the amaZing story xoxox

maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

christylynnr5: This was beyond amazing! I loved this book. The characters seemed so real. It was amazing how the author let Zak and Kaylees personalities slowly change. This story was very sad and eye opening. It could teach some people a very worthy lesson. It was a great combination of romance, mystery, and a...

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.