Chapter Nine: The White Witch’s Dreams
“Careful Mafilia,” Raj said with a chuckle as they entered their hotel room, and Lyvia jumped on his back.
“Fuck me,” she growled.
He chuckled, “I will as soon as I get out of my jersey. I didn’t even have time to shower…”
“No shower!” she screeched, then licked his earlobe.
Raj grumbled as he headed for the bed. He’d asked his teammates to gather his crap for him while he took his wild sex-driven mate back to the hotel. Yes, of course, he’s sex driven as well but not as much as he’d been when they’d first found each other.
“Fuck me, Raj,” she whimpered.
“I’m going to, baby, believe me, I am, but I stink…”
“You didn’t care about stinking the first…”
He cut her off by tossing her onto the bed. “Actually, I did. Why do you think I was naked when you found me? I’d rushed into the shower before our friends got you to the locker room.”
“Oh,” she said with a purr, “but I like it when you’re all sweaty after winning a game.”
He eyed her. “You do?”
She nodded as she got to her knees and started yanking on his jersey. “Very sexy,” she said, then licked his sweaty stomach.
“Yes, please fuck Lyvia,” she purred.
He chuckled, “you’re crazy when you’re at the beginning of your heat. You know that?”
She nodded, “fuck me.”
He growled, “if you keep saying that, I won’t be able to do any foreplay to get you all wet…”
“Fuck me!” she screamed at the top of her lungs.
“Screw this,” he growled, then tossed his jersey to the floor and stripped out of his clothes. When he stood before her naked, she grabbed his throbbing cock and pulled him toward her.
“Now your turn,” he said as he went for her clothes.
She shook her head as she grabbed his hips and pulled him down on top of her. He groaned when his cock almost slid instantly inside her.
“Lyvia…” All thought left his mind when she shoved down and impaled herself with his cock.
“Holy fuck!” she cried out.
He chuckled. He loved everything about Lyvia, even her strange quips.
“Lyvia,” Raj growled, his Tiger over-excited to be mating with their mate. He’d been the hardest to fight through this whole thing.
“Fuck me,” she growled as she moved on his cock.
“Whatever my mate wants,” he said, then grabbed her hips and moved fast and hard.
“Yes!” she cried out.
“Holy shit, you’re tighter than usual tonight,” he said as he picked up speed.
“I’m in heat,” she whispered as if it was a secret.
He chuckled. He loved his mate when she was in heat. Almost as much as he loved her any other day.
“Raj!” she cried as she moved with him. “I’m going to cum!”
“Yes, please do,” he grunted as he squeezed her hips and moved harder and deeper.
How he’d so easily ended up inside her with her clothes still on was beyond him. She must have dodged her panties on their way to the hotel.
She cried out his name, and her pussy tightened around him.
“Ah, fuck!” he growled, then grunted and called out her name as he exploded inside her.
“Yes,” she whispered with a purr, then was fast asleep.
“Lyvia?” he whispered, then chuckled.
He wrapped his arms around her and waited for his knot to loosen then realized at that moment that if she never gave him a single cub, he would be happy to just spend his life with her. Fucking until they fell asleep; and loving each moment they were together.
“Lyvia!” Sharissa hollered as she wobbled to her friend when they walked in the door.
“Shar!” Lyvia said with excitement as she embraced her friend, then stood back and shook her head. “Look at you, you’re so big.”
Shar grinned. “Five and a half more weeks,” she said, rubbing her large stomach.
“Do you know what it is yet?”
Shar shook her head. “We want to be surprised. So, we painted the nursery in blues and pinks just to be sure we covered everything.”
Lyvia chuckled, “sounds lovely.”
“It is,” Shar said with pure excitement as she took hold of Lyvia’s hand, “come see.”
Lyvia chuckled as her friend dragged her through the house, to the nursery.
Raj and Dustin walked into the house and found both their mates missing.
“Lyvia?” Raj called out.
Dustin chuckled, “Sharissa is probably showing her the nursery.”
Raj smiled, “she must be huge by now.”
Dustin grinned, “oh yeah. And she’s more beautiful than any woman on the planet.”
Raj nodded, “I wish Lyvia, and I could have a cub. But it seems the Goddesses have chosen not to bless us.”
Dustin shouldered his friend. “It may still happen.”
Raj shrugged as he sat on the back of the couch. “Maybe. But if not, I am happy to live my life, just me and my mate.”
Dustin nodded, “spoken like a true Fated Mate. Have you guys said the L word yet?”
Raj grinned, “yep, over a month ago.”
“Good,” Dustin said with a nod, “because that’s all you really need. Your mate’s love. Cubs are just a bonus.”
“Did you just call our cub a bonus?”
Raj and Dustin turned to their mates, and Dustin’s cheeks turned bright red.
“A bonus next to you, Mafilia. We were discussing that we would be happy if we only had our mates in our lives. That cubs are just a bonus next to our beautiful mates.”
“Nice save,” Raj whispered.
Dustin grinned, “always good to make a save with the truth.”
Shar grinned and walked over to Dustin. “As long as you don’t tell our cubs that.”
Dustin nodded and pulled his mate into his arms. “It’s between us,” he said then kissed her.
Lyvia looked at Raj, and Raj felt his heart skip a beat.
“Is that how you really feel?” she asked as she moved towards him. “You can live with it just being the two of us?”
Raj nodded, “yes, Mafilia. You are my Fated Mate; you are all I need. I will love any cub you give me, but if I only have you, I will still be the happiest Tiger in the world.”
She grinned as she wrapped her arms around his neck. “You’re all I need too.”
He smiled and placed his hands on her hips. “You sure? You’re not depressed anymore?”
She shrugged, “I will always be sad that I can’t give you the cubs you deserve. But I came to a realization while in my haze. I love you and need you, and I will be happy if it’s only you and me always and forever.”
He grinned. “Sounds good to me,” he said then kissed her.
The doorbell rang, and everyone turned to the door.
“Who could that be?” Shar asked.
Dustin moved over to the door and opened it.
“Oh, hello, you must be Dustin,” a familiar voice said from the other side of the door.
Lyvia moved out of Raj’s arms and walked over to the door to find a grinning Pearl on the other side.
“Pearl,” Lyvia said, shocked to see the Witch.
“Lyvia, so good to see you again,” Pearl said with a bright smile.
“Dustin, this is a, uh…”
“Friend,” Pearl said with a smile. “I’m Pearl Owens, and you must be Dustin Kraftman, mate to…” She looked around Dustin and spotted the very pregnant Sharissa. “Mated to the lovely Human Sharissa Flemmings.”
“What the fuck?” Dustin said as he stared at the woman then looked at Lyvia then Raj. “What did you do? Tell her everything, about everyone you know?”
“Oh no,” Pearl said before the other two could answer. “We only talked for a few minutes, not enough time to learn anything. I have known about you two for many years. Actually, all four of you, but that’s beside the point. I came to talk with Lyvia and Raj.”
“You… What?” Dustin asked, confused.
Pearl smiled as she pushed past the confused Shifter.
“Pearl is a…” Lyvia started to say but couldn’t finish.
“A Witch,” Pearl said as if it was an everyday thing to find a Witch in your house.
“A what!?” Dustin bellowed as he moved to stand between the Witch and his mate.
Pearl waved her hand at him. “Don’t worry, Shifter, I won’t harm your mate or your cub. I’m a White Witch. Besides, I came to talk with Lyvia and Raj about their cubs.”
“What cubs?” Lyvia asked with a squeal.
“Oh right, too soon,” Pearl said as she smacked herself in the forehead with her palm.
“What’s going on, Witch?” Raj demanded as he stood up from the back of the couch.
Pearl smiled at them. “Please have a seat,” she said as she motioned to the couch, then turned and looked at Shar and Dustin. “You too. You have a big role to play in this as well. Now come sit.”
Shar looked at Dustin, who was still glaring at Pearl.
“She said White Witch,” she whispered to her mate.
She has read many books since she found her mate. And one of them was indeed on the Witches and which ones to trust. And how to tell which ones are good. She pulled on Dustin’s arm and whispered into his ear. He looked at her with wide eyes, then disappeared into the kitchen and came back with a bottle of bleach.
“What the fuck are you doing?” Lyvia screeched when she saw Shar with the bleach.
Pearl looked up at Shar as calm as can be and watched the Human poor the bleach over her arm.
“I knew you were the smart one,” Pearl said with a smile.
“She’s a White Witch all right,” Shar said, then started coughing.
“Damn it, Shar, that was stupid. Bleach fumes can hurt you and the cub,” Lyvia said as she moved over to her friend.
Dustin snatched the bottle of bleach from his mate and capped it, then tossed it out the door.
“Don’t fret,” Pearl said with a smile, then snapped the fingers of her right hand, and the air cleared, including the air in Shar’s lungs, and the liquid on Pearl’s arm dried instantly. “No harm done,” she said with a smile.
Dustin pulled Shar into his arms. “Why didn’t you tell me the bleach could harm you or our cub?”
Shar shook in her mate’s arms, still scared that she hurt their cub with her stupidity.
“I-I didn’t know,” she cried against him.
“Shar, come here,” Pearl said as she curled her finger for her to move over to her.
Dustin stayed close to his mate as they walked over to the Witch.
Pearl laid her hand over Shar’s stomach and smiled. “Do you want to know the sex?”
“No,” Shar and Dustin said at the same time.
“We want to be surprised,” Shar said with a smile.
Pearl nodded. “Your cub is just fine. The fumes didn’t make it past your lungs. Your lungs are clean and clear. Would you like to hear the heartbeat?”
“Yes,” the mates said at the same time, then laughed.
Pearl mumbled something, then a heartbeat echoed in the room. “Very strong heartbeat,” Pearl said with a smile.
“That…that’s our cub?” Shar asked, amazed at what they were hearing.
“Yes,” Pearl said with a smile.
Dustin grinned as he pulled his mate’s back against his chest.
“I will bring you something next time I come by, so you can hear your cub whenever you want,” Pearl said, then snapped her fingers, and the heartbeat stopped.
“Thank you,” Shar said with tears in her eyes.
Pearl smiled, “you are most welcome.”
“I want to know why Shar poured bleach on Pearl,” Raj said, looking where Shar had poured the bleach on Pearl’s arm.
“Because if she was a Dark Witch, her skin would have bubbled and blistered, and she’d have killed me…” Shar’s eyes opened wide. She’d almost gotten herself killed, ah shit.
“Killed you?” Dustin said with a growl.
Pearl looked at them and smiled. “I think a Dark Witch would have backhanded you, Shar, but she wouldn’t have killed you. You’re a Fated Mate, which is against all laws of killing. If she killed you, she’d have to deal with the wrath of the Goddesses. Slapping you, she’d have dealt with the Shifters and would have left before they could tear her head off.”
Dustin grumbled as he pulled his mate even closer.
“Sorry,” Shar whispered as she looked up at her mate.