Chapter 4 – The Alpha
The warm sun filtered in through the curtains warming my face. I instinctively reached for my phone to check the time. I squinted and made out the numbers: 7:07. I blinked a few times and smiled at the picture background; Her dark brown curls framing her face. That stunning red dress accentuating her luscious curves. Her eyes - pools of chocolate. I was getting aroused, just studying her picture. Then I felt her shift behind me. I turned to her, pulling her body closer to mine, and wrapped my arms around her. I inhaled her sweet cherry scent.
How had I gotten here? I hadn’t even wanted to come to this damn ball. I was only here to appease my pack. I had been Alpha for four years and had no desire to find my mate. I was running our pack expertly, and in four years, we had doubled our pack members. Even with the traitors who had crossed us and been exiled, our numbers kept growing. Our territory had increased by fifty percent as well. Our businesses were also excelling. Our real estate business had acquired two smaller enterprises and a handful of amazing properties. Stone Accounting and Stone Legal Consulting, two businesses I had purchased, were doing well and expanding their buildings. I was building my own reputation as a successful businessman and a powerful Alpha. The Blood Stone pack was moving up the ranks, and joining the Mid-Western Regional Alliance was only going to help that.
When The Alliance had announced their annual mating ball, my team of advisors began to lobby for my attendance. In the end, I had only agreed to come if my Gamma were invited as well. My Beta Justin had found his mate shortly after his 18th birthday, and they were making a plan for their wedding this summer. My Gamma, Taro, was a fearsome fighter but a softy at heart. He worked a day in and day out with no complaints and always picked up Justin’s slack when wedding planning pulled him away. I could tell though that he longed for what Justin had - a mate. He wanted more than a successful job; he wanted a family. So I made sure that he was invited to the ball. I, however, could have cared less about finding my mate. I saw how it took its toll on Justin, how he struggled to keep up with his duties to the pack and his mate at the same time. I didn’t want that. I was on a specific track to grow our pack, and I wouldn’t let a mate distract me from that.
That was until the night of the ball when the aroma of sweet cherries captured me. When my eyes met hers, I melted into their chocolate depths. I was a slave to her. Instantly, anything she wanted, anything she desired, I would ensure she had it. She unlocked a hidden piece of my heart that I didn’t even know existed. She was so innocently sweet and devilishly sexy at the same time. Last night I had completely forgotten that I was an Alpha of an up and coming pack. I was simply a man in love.
I looked down at the perfect woman beside me and gently stroked her hair back out of her face. I dipped my head down into her neck and closed my eyes, remembering the fantastic night we had. I wanted nothing more than to bring her to my room and strip her naked and fuck her as my life depended on it. Yet I knew she deserved so much more. I was so nervous that I couldn’t get the room key to unlock the door. She swiped it out of my hands and opened the door. I just stood there and watched the sway of her hips as she pranced into my room then looked over her shoulder.
“Are you coming in, or are you spending the night in the hallway?” she asked with a wink.
I rushed in and pulled her body close to mine, letting my lips crash into hers - her delicious sweet lips. My hands traveled up and down her sides, memorizing her curves, while she tangled hers into my hair. I slowly moved my lips along her jawline to her ear. When she let out a small moan, I almost erupted immediately. I nibbled and licked and sucked her ear, down her neck, and along her shoulder. I could see chill bumps cover her skin as she moaned with pleasure. I slowly unzipped her dress and gently pulled her straps down, letting the dress fall to the floor. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. Under the smooth red dress, I expected to find pure tanned skin and maybe a plain pair of underwear. This goddess stood there in front of me covered in a red lacy outfit, still wearing her heels and a sexy bow on one thigh. I was frozen in place as I took in the beauty in front of me. She slowly walked towards me, pushing me back onto the bed with one finger. She climbed onto my lap and began to undo the buttons on my shirt. She fumbled with the first few than grabbed each side and jerked it back over my shoulders, popping the remaining buttons off. She trailed her hands over my shoulders and down my chest to my pants. She swiftly unbuckled my belt and pulled my pants down to my ankles. I kicked my shoes and pants off before picking her up and laying her gently down on the pillows. I moved down to her strappy black heels and carefully pulled them off. She moaned in comfort as I tossed them across the room. I began kissing her feet then making my way up her legs to the seductive bow. I grabbed the bow with my teeth and pulled it down her leg with a growl. I worked my way back up her other leg, kissing and nibbling. When I got to her lace-covered pussy I could see she was glistening with pleasure. I licked over the fabric tasting her juices, and she let out another moan. She tangled her hands into my hair and pressed my face into her pussy. I pushed the fabric to the side and explored her folds with my tongue - licking and sucking on her sensitive clit. She arched her back and tightened her hands in my hair. Her legs were trembling, and her voice raspy as she cried out, “J. Jacob. Oh Jacob”
I pulled myself up to her face and pulled her body tight against mine. My dick was throbbing pressed against her. When I cupped her face in my hand, I saw the nervousness hiding in her eyes. She was a virgin. She was putting on a good front, but I didn’t want to force her to do anything. I pressed her face against my chest and whispered in her ear.
“I love your body, Baby Girl. You’re amazing.”
“No, you are amazing,” she giggled. “I’ve never experienced anything like that.”
I pulled her away so I could look into her eyes. “I want you to be sure about this. I’m not going anywhere, so we can take our time. Whether it’s tonight, next week, or three months from now, I want you to be one hundred percent sure that it’s what you want.”
She stared into my eyes, and I searched her face for signs of regret or reservation. A smile spread across her gorgeous face as she said, “I have dreamed about the day I would meet my mate for years. I’ve never felt more comfortable than when I’m in your arms. I am one thousand percent sure that this is what I want. I just have one request. Two actually.”
Anticipating at least one of her requests, I pulled out a condom of the nightstand. “Anything Baby Girl.” She giggled when I flashed the condom.
“Yes, that’s one of them. But,” she hesitated before continuing, “I’m cold, can we get under the covers?” she batted her big beautiful brown eyes pleadingly.
“Oh, I’ll make sure to warm you up, Baby Girl” I winked at her as I pulled the covers up over us. I slipped the remaining fabric from her body and pulled her close to me. She wiggled my boxers down, releasing my throbbing dick. She wrapped her hands around it and began to work up and down, making it grow even more than I thought possible. I could tell she was nervous and was stalling. I tilted her chin up and locked onto her eyes. “Just look at me, Baby Girl. Just look at me.”
I slipped on the condom and found my way to her juicy pussy. I could tell she was tense, so I rubbed my dick against her clit and felt her relax in pleasure. I slowly pressed into her with small strokes. “Just look at me,” I reminded her. I felt her body release the last bit of tension.
She leaned her head back and closed her eyes and moaned, “Oh J.”
I held her body close to mine as we found a comfortable rhythm. Her tight walls were contracting around my dick with every thrust. I quickened the pace feeling the sensation in my groin building. I began to suck on her neck, and she quivered in response. I could tell she was close to the edge. I pushed her onto her back and hovered over her, never breaking our bond. I held onto her hips and thrust myself deeper and deeper. She arched her back, wrapped her legs around my body, and let out a primal scream. That was just the cue I needed to release. I held her, my dick still throbbing inside her dripping wet pussy, and planted kisses all over her face. “Are you warm now, Baby Girl?” I asked. She just giggled and snuggled her face into my neck. I pulled my dick out of her warm pussy, and she whined. “Let’s get you cleaned up and ready for bed.”
I carried her to the shower and turned the water on. I went to get more soap out of the closet for her and returned to find her already lathered up with my Old Spice. She motioned for me to get in, and we stood under the water together, just holding each other. I had never had a perfect day. This woman was incredible. I stepped out and quickly wrapped a towel around my waist. I wrapped a towel around Maddy and kissed her wet shoulders. “I’m going to go find you something to sleep in.”
I dug through my clothes to find a couple of pairs of sweatpants and t-shirts. When I came back to the bathroom, Maddy was standing in front of the mirror, naked, pulling her hair up. I stood in the doorway and admired the view. Her luscious breasts, her thick thighs, her round plump ass. Shit. I was getting hard again. What was it with this woman? She turned around and blushed when she realized I was standing there watching her.
“I really need to go down to my room and get some things,” she said, pulling on my shirt, which hung from her shoulders and draped down to her knees. She stepped into the sweatpants that were several sizes too big. We both laughed when they fell back down to the floor.
“Here.” I handed her a robe. “Put this on, and we’ll go down to your room.”
When we reached her room, she pulled out a cheeky pair of lace panties, a pair of sweat pants that fit much better, and a slightly baggy t-shirt.
“I’ll be right back out.” She disappeared into the bathroom and returned a few minutes later. Her face was bare, freckles showing through, but she was radiant. Her hair tied up in a bun on top of her head. Loose curls had fallen out around her face. She was even more gorgeous than when I first saw her. I pulled her onto the bed with me.
“I’m always hungry, J.”
“What do you want? I’ll have room service bring it up.”
“J, it’s like two o’clock in the morning. Room service isn’t going to bring us food at this hour.”
“Baby Girl, I’m an Alpha. They’ll bring up anything I ask them to.” She wrinkled her face as she tried to decide what she wanted.
“Waffles. Belgium Waffles. And some fruit!”
“Anything for my Baby Girl! Just give me a minute to call down. I put in my Netflix password while you were in the bathroom. Pick whatever you want.” I kissed her head and stepped out on the balcony to call room service. After I ordered our food, I checked for any messages from Justin about the pack. Nothing. Either everything was going fine, or he just wasn’t bothering me. Either way, I was happy to get back to Madison. I jumped onto the bed and pulled her into me. She giggled. Ah, I loved her giggle. I tickled her sides, and she giggled even louder. I covered her face and neck in kisses. “What are we watching, Baby Girl?”
“When Calls the Heart - it’s a romance series. I’ve read all of the books. I love it.”
“If you love it, then I love it.” We snuggled into the soft bed and started the show. After the first episode, our food was delivered. Maddy danced like a little girl. She truly loved food. I downed my omelet chocked full of bacon, sausage, and crunchy vegetables. Maddy smothered her waffle in strawberry syrup and whipped cream. The TV played in the background, but all I could focus on was her. The way she closed her eyes, tasted each bite and licked the syrup from her lips. Everything she did was sexy. When she finished her food, I pulled her next to me. She laid her head down on my chest, and I pulled the blanket up around her. I ran my hand up and down her back as she tried to stay awake and watch her show. Within minutes she had drifted off to sleep. I curled my body next to hers and followed suit. I have never had a better night’s sleep.
Now I find myself torn. I love being with Maddy. I love everything about her. But my pack is on track to become one of the best. I can’t let my feelings for Maddy change that. I have no other option. I have to keep my pack responsibilities separate from my relationship with her.