Chapter Three: Tiger Mates
“Don’t stop,” Lyvia said, watching the emotions play across his face.
“I should have…”
“You did exactly what we are meant to do. Now fuck me!”
She heard his Tiger growl, and their bodies moved as one.
“So good,” Raj said with a groan. Who’d ever thought he would find his mate?
She’s perfect. Beautiful and a Tiger like him. Fuck, he wouldn’t care if she was a baboon.
He paused in his thoughts, are there Baboon Shifters out there?
“Where has your mind gone?” his mate asked.
He looked at her and smiled, then told her what he was thinking.
She laughed, “not something I would think you’d think about while fucking your mate for the first time. But thank you for thinking me beautiful and not caring if I was a baboon.”
He grinned, “I already like you. I think we will get along great.”
She snorted, “I hope so. Because there will be no one else for me.”
He kissed her for the first time, and his brain exploded.
“Oh my God,” Lyvia moaned against his mouth.
Everything tingled, and the pain had only been there for less than a minute. Now, it was pure pleasure.
His tongue touched hers, and she felt her mind melt. She couldn’t think of anything but his kiss, his cock inside her, and the way his skin felt against hers.
“So beautiful,” he mumbled against her lips.
She sighed, “you’re not so bad yourself.”
He chuckled, “I saw the way you were looking at me.”
He moved to sit up, and a sensation neither of them had ever felt before rocked through their bodies.
“Holy fuck,” Lyvia moaned.
“Yeah,” he said out of breath.
She moaned when he wrapped her legs around his hips and got to his feet. He slammed her back against the lockers and started fucking her so hard she was crying out. Sensations built up then exploded, taking her to a whole new world of ecstasy.
“Fuck yes,” Raj groaned as he slammed into her, hard and fast.
He doesn’t even know his mate’s name. How can he call it out when he spills his seed inside her?
“What’s your name?” he asked as he buried his face in her neck.
“Lyvia,” she said with a heavy pant.
“Lyvia,” he whispered, chills running down his spine, “I’m Raj.”
She smiled, “I know.”
He chuckled, “of course you do.”
Lyvia squealed when he pulled out of her and set her on her feet. The mischievous look in his eyes had her excited about what he would do next. He spun her, so she faced the lockers then pressed down on her back until she was bent over. He entered her, and she cried out his name.
“Holy fucking shit!” he cried out as he fucked her from behind.
“Have you read any books on Fated Mates?” she asked as she grabbed hold of her tits to keep them from slapping her in the face.
“Yeah,” he said as he leaned over her back and slid his hand down to her mound and easily found her clit.
“Oooohh,” she moaned as sensations exploded through her body.
“I’ve been reading them with the Kraftman brothers since we were cubs.”
“Right,” she said with a moan. She’d forgotten that Raj is friends with the brothers.
“Fuck! I’m going to cum,” he said, then suddenly, her front was pressed against the lockers, and his forearms were against hers, their fingers laced together.
“Holy fuck!” she cried out as an orgasm exploded through her body.
When her pussy tightened around his cock, he called out her name, and his seed released deep inside her. She felt the knot form at her entrance, but that wasn’t what had her attention. Her wrists were burning and felt like someone had set them on fire.
She screamed as the pain seared through her body. He cried out and laid his forehead against her shoulder. She continued to scream as the pain continued to consume her.
“It didn’t say anything in the books about this,” Raj said with a growl.
Her pain was hurting him more than his own. He hated to hear his mate in so much pain. His Tiger growled and whined as the pain continued, and their mate screamed.
Finally, the pain subsided, and a strange feeling flowed through his body. Like he was getting stronger.
“Oh,” she whispered. “It’s true,” she said with a sigh, “our connection strengthens us.”
He kissed her shoulder. “At least we won’t have to go through that searing pain again.”
“So,” he said as he nipped at her shoulder. “Dustin said it takes about thirty minutes for the knot to soften. Maybe we can use that time to get to know each other.”
She giggled, “sounds better than standing here in silence.”
Shar cringed when she heard Lyvia’s screams.
“What the fuck is he doing to her?” Tate asked, staring at the door to the locker room.
“It’s the bonding ritual,” Dustin said as he pulled Shar against his chest.
“Sounds like he’s killing her,” Tate said.
Shar shook her head as a chill ran down her spine. “It feels like someone is burning your flesh,” she said, looking at her own markings.
“But then it feels like you’re the most powerful being in creation,” Dustin said then kissed Shar’s wrists.
“So basically, the Goddesses brand you,” Tate said as he looked at Shar’s wrists.
Shar looked up into her mate’s eyes. “We kind of thought of it that way too. They do look like brandings.”
Dustin nodded, “maybe it’s the Goddesses’ way of branding their creations.”
“The screaming has stopped,” Dylan said as he leaned his head against the wall across from the door.
“Thirty minutes and they’ll be ready to go,” Dustin said, looking at his watch.
Lyvia felt the knot soften and sighed. The knot didn’t hurt; it was just uncomfortable while standing there pretty much on her tippy toes.
“Want to let our Tigers have some fun?” he whispered into her ear.
Lyvia looked at him over her shoulder, and her Tiger purred. “Hell, yes.”
“Have you done this before?” she asked, not sure if she wanted to know the answer.
He shook his head. “Our beasts only mate with their true mate.”
“Right,” she said with a nod. She hadn’t gotten that far into her reading, yet.
“Ready?” he asked, then kissed her shoulder.
“Are you going to pull out first?”
He chuckled, “nope. We’re doing this now,” he said, then started to shift.
With a wild growl, she let her Tiger take over. She fell to all fours, Raj still inside her from behind.
“It has been thirty minutes since the screaming stopped,” Dustin said, looking at his watch again.
“I hear growls and grunts,” Tate said as he pressed his ear to the door.
“Get back, you pervert,” Dustin said then opened the door.
They walked down to the end of the walkway and stopped when they saw two Tigers going at it.
“And you called me a pervert!” Tate said with a laugh, then turned and left the locker room.
“They’re beautiful,” Shar said, her cheeks crimson. She could swear she heard the Tigers laughing, and Raj didn’t even stop…
“Okay, it’s time to go,” Dustin said, then took hold of her shoulders and turned her from the mating Tigers. “You guys have one hour, and we’re dragging you out of here whether you’re knotted or not!” Dustin called out as they left the locker room.
“That wasn’t something I wanted to see tonight,” Daryl said as he paced the hall outside the locker room.
“They’re lucky,” Dylan said with a smile, then looked at Shar and Dustin. “Even luckier than you two.”
“How so?” Shar asked.
“Because they’re both Shifters and the same species of Shifter. They can fuck in their beast forms,” Dylan said with a deep sigh.
Dustin kissed her cheek. “Don’t listen to his stupidity,” he whispered in her ear, “you and I are just as lucky.”
She nodded but didn’t feel as lucky as she had before Dylan pointed out the slight problem to her. She’s not a Shifter.
“Stupid dipshit,” Tate said as he slapped Dylan upside the head.
“Damn it, Vampire, what the fuck?” Dylan growled as he placed his hand to the back of his head.
“You just made your sister feel less of a mate because she’s not a Shifter,” Tate said with a growl.
Dylan stared at Shar with wide eyes. “I’m sorry, Seliana. I did not mean it like that.”
She shrugged, “it’s okay.”
“No, it’s not,” Dustin said with a growl. “I hope when you find your mate, she’s a Human, then we’ll see where you stand,” he said, glaring at his brother.
Dylan’s eyes widened then softened. “I’d be proud to have a Human mate,” he said then looked at Shar. “If she’s anything like you, that is.”
Shar chuckled, “your mate will be her own person. And you will love her anyway.”
Dylan chuckled, “you’re right.”
“Hey everyone,” Lyvia said with a smile as she and Raj walked out of the locker room to find their friends waiting for them.
“Oh my God,” Shar said as she flung herself at Lyvia.
Lyvia laughed, “I wasn’t gone that long.”
Shar chuckled, “no, I’m happy that you found your mate.”
Lyvia smiled up at her mate. “So am I.”
Raj grinned and placed his arm over Lyvia’s shoulders.
“It was suggested to me that I should start The Fated Mates Club,” Shar said, nudging Lyvia. “You in?”
Lyvia laughed. It actually sounded like a good idea. “Sure, we can get together twice a week and talk about our mates.”
“Exactly,” Shar said with a laugh.
“I just thought of something,” Dylan said, watching the two new Fated Mates.
“What?” Lyvia asked, watching her friend check out her new markings.
“Fated Mates can’t be separated for very long, or they can go insane with need,” Dylan said.
Everyone stopped and stared at him.
“Which book did you read that in?” Dustin asked.
“Fated Mates and the Bonding,” Dylan said.
“Right, I remember reading something like that,” Daryl said with a nod. “The bonding has to be a regular thing, or the mates can lose themselves.”
“Then we’ve been doing it right,” Dustin said with a grin.
“Eeww not a vision I needed,” Tate said with a forced gag.
“Shut up,” Shar said as she gave the Vampire a shove. In her wildest dreams, she’d never thought she’d be shoving a Vampire. “We’re trying to start our family.”
Tate grinned at her. “You can stop trying.”
“Not nice,” she said with a pout.
Dustin stopped at his friends’ words. “Tate?”
Lyvia’s mouth dropped open. “Shar!” she cried out as she pulled away from Raj and attacked her friend.
“What?” Shar asked. “I don’t understand why you’re all looking at me like that.”
“Shar, Mafilia,” Dustin said as he pulled his mate from Lyvia’s arms.
He can hardly believe what his friend was saying. But if Tate has sensed something. He looked up at his friend. The Vampire nodded, and Dustin burst into tears. What the hell? He doesn’t cry!
“What’s going on?” Shar asked, staring at Dustin.
“Shar, you’re already carrying my cub,” Dustin said then kissed her.
“I hope you’re not playing a joke here, Vampire,” Daryl said with a growl.
Tate grinned, “she’s just over a week pregnant.”
“That’s when I stopped taking my pill,” Shar said with a squeal.
Dustin chuckled. Their first time of making love with her off the pill had created a life.
“Twelve more weeks,” Lyvia said with excitement.
“Do you think we started ours too?” Raj asked as he pulled Lyvia against him.
“Oh God,” she said as she looked up at her mate, “I hadn’t even thought of that.”
“Tate?” Raj asked, looking at the Vampire.
“What am I, the cub guru?” Tate grumbled, then walked over to Lyvia and sniffed at her neck. “Nope, not yet, Raj.”
Lyvia sighed with relief.
Raj looked at his mate. “Do you not want to have my cub?”
She looked at him and shook her head. “Oh no, I do. But I hoped to get to know you first.”
He smiled at her. “How about we start with me taking you to dinner tomorrow night?”
She nodded, “yes, I would like that.”
“Wait a minute. What did you mean by twelve more weeks?” Shar asked. “Don’t you mean nine more months?”
Everyone looked at her.
“Sharissa, Mafilia,” Dustin said, holding her close, “Shifters are only pregnant for thirteen weeks.”
Shar’s eyes bugged out. “But I’m Human.”
“Doesn’t matter,” Tate said with a smile, “you’re carrying a cub, not a baby,” he reminded her.
“Twelve more weeks, and you’ll be a mama.”