Danag waited for Sid to return. He didn’t really care if the wolves did away with him but he wanted the details on Addison. He kicked at the lowly human lying at his feet. She rolled down the steps and landed with a sick thud. He smirked and looked down his nose at her. Humans were so easy. All he had to do was entice this wretched woman into bed with him and wham! She was his for the taking. In the disguise of sex, he took his fill of blood from her. She thought it was just a love bite.
She couldn’t have been more wrong. He drained as much as he could from her before she passed out. All that was left was for Sid to take his fill if he returned and she would go on to the afterlife. Danag growled. He took the steps two at a time as the woman groaned and rolled onto her back. Danag stepped over her. Sex wasn’t always apart of the equation when it came to vampires enticing their meals. It was used to sweeten the deal and plus, Danag was longing for some kind of companionship while he waited for Addison. Sid landed in front of him. From the look on his face, Danag could tell things didn’t go as he hoped.
“What happened?” he asked.
Sid glanced at him. “She’s happy with that wolf.”
“and you just let them be?”
“What was I supposed to do?”
Danag scowled at him. Sid went over to a tree. He leaned against it and gave it a punch. Some of the leaves fluttered to the ground. Danag watched him. He was a fool to think Sid could accomplish such a mundane task. If she didn’t want to go with him, he should’ve kidnapped her. Danag rolled his eyes. If you wanted something done right, you had to do it yourself.
“Make her come with you,” Danag said. “Apparently your love for her was nothing if that wolf could change her mind so easily.”
“Think about how much time she spent with him.”
Danag glared at him. “Excuses, excuses. You’ve been with her longer than Pierce. She was around you much longer. Pierce was able to change her mind so quickly. She forgot about you.”
“It’s not like that!” Sid yelled.
He covered his ears. Danag went over to him. He grabbed Sid’s wrists. Sid shut his eyes. Danag watched with amusement. Time to give Sid a harsh dose of reality. One that he’d thank him for later and spell the end of Pierce and the Bane colony.
“She never loved you,” Danag said, removing his hands. “She used you. She got what she could out of you and that’s not much considering you both were homeless but that’s how women are. They take advantage of a man’s kindness.”
“Addy’s not like that,” Sid argued. “She wouldn’t do that to me!”
“It was not too long ago you promised not to abandon each other. She knew once you get bitten by a vampire, you turn but she didn’t care. She didn’t wait for you. She ran off to be with Pierce and didn’t bother to look for you!”
Sid backhanded Danag across the face. Danag flew into the steps, breaking them in the process. The woman was fully awake now. She screamed and jumped to her feet. Danag glanced at Sid. It worked. The seeds of doubt were planted in Sid’s brain and it was only a matter of time before they took root. Danag got to his feet. The woman ran. Danag whistled. Sid glanced at the woman.
“Your meal is running out on you,” Danag said. “Better catch her before she lets the world in on our little secret.”
With a shriek, Sid flew after her. He landed on her back. Danag laughed when he tore into her neck. Sid could believe what he wanted but it was all the same. Addison abandoned him. She let go of her feelings for him. Danag walked away from him. He heard the screams of the woman fade out. He squealed with delight. Sid would blame Pierce for Addison’s betrayal and move to attack him. Everything was going according to plan. Danag knew Sid was no match for Pierce but he didn’t care. The goal was to get them to destroy each other and once they did, he’d have Addison all to himself.
Pierce awoke to Addison’s leg between his and almost to his groin area. He smiled and moved her away. The last thing he needed after such a pleasurable experience was her waking up and kneeing him in his crown jewels. Pierce stretched and climbed out of bed. He turned to watch her. Pierce would turn his back on the colony for her. She was worth it to him. Victor knew how serious he was about the relationship and had taken his rebellion to heart. Pierce hoped so at the very least. He would give up his life for her. She was his world after all.
He couldn’t imagine living in this world without her. He leaned down to place a kiss on her shoulder before he ducked into the bathroom. He washed his face and straightened his hair a little. Pierce left the bathroom. He didn’t bother to get dressed as he went to retrieve his cell phone from his pants pocket. He grabbed the crumpled fabric from the floor and pulled the phone free. He let the pants drop to the floor as he checked his messages. Funny how the whole time he was out on his own with Addison, Victor didn’t call not even once. He didn’t even bother to leave a message.
“Victor, you heartless bastard,” he muttered.
Pierce knew he wasn’t out of the woods yet. He and the colony would have a long chat about this later. He saw messages from other wolves of the colony but most of the messages were from Bryce. He was about to read the messages when Bryce texted him again. Pierce crinkled his brow. Weren’t they in the same place?
“Why the hell are you texting me?” Pierce muttered.
If that wasn’t enough, Bryce called him. Pierce stared at the caller id until his eyes burned. Bryce wasn’t serious right now. He didn’t bother to answer it until Bryce called again. Pierce growled.
“WHAT?” he screamed. “Why are you calling me and we’re in the same place.”
Bryce laughed. “I didn’t want to ruin your time with your mate.”
Addy awoke at Pierce’s yelling into the phone. She rolled onto her side to watch him. He tried to talk in a hushed tone but Addy could hear every word. She laughed to herself. He was sitting in a chair with his back to her. Addy crept out of bed. She doubted he would hear her. He was too busy arguing with someone on the other end. Addy wrapped the sheet around herself. The closer she got to Pierce, the more a familiar ache in her throat reminded her it was time to feed.
She could hear the steady beat of his pulse the closer she got to him. Addy licked her lips. Pierce leaned back in the chair and let out a sigh of frustration. Addy knew just the thing to calm him down. She grabbed his hair and sank her teeth into his neck. Pierce let out a groan. Addy moaned as she drank from him. His blood wasn’t like anything she ever tasted before and she was new to this vampire thing.
“Addison,” he groaned, touching the back of her head.
Addy stopped and climbed into his lap. Pierce offered his neck to her, lust present in his eyes. Addy bit him again and he moaned louder. Addy groaned when she felt him run his hands up and down her back. Addy didn’t know if the person he was talking to was still on the other end. She didn’t care. No one was going to spoil her moment with him. Not now, not ever.