Alaric was right next to me the whole run home. Ever so often he tried to lick my muzzle. To a human it might have looked like kisses, but to a wolf it was a sign of submission. I still didn’t quite understand why an Alpha would be acting submissive towards an Omega. I made a mental note to ask Alaric about it. He tried to lick me again, and I playfully nipped at him. He huffed like he was pouting. It made me chuckle. I knew he was just playing around.
I picked up my pace. It almost felt like I was flying through the forest, the wind gently stroking my silver fur. The night sky was clear, thin moon beams shining through the dense canopy of the treetops above us. Being in wolf form had never felt this good. My legs felt longer, my senses were sharper, my back was stronger and I held my head higher. Having Alaric by my side almost made me forget the horrible last two days.
When we finally reached the Pack house, we all gathered in the front of the main entrance. Jackson came running out of the building with clothes for us all. Everyone shifted back to human and got dressed.
“Thank you all for your help and support in rescuing Jade tonight. You are all witnesses to Virion’s confessions, and the council will be informed of Luke’s betrayal. Go home, rest. We will meet here again tomorrow at noon.” Alaric said to the crowd. The warriors left, and only Gregory, Galina, and Marcelo stayed behind. I suddenly noticed the kid that had helped me was standing behind Marcelo, staring at the ground. His wound was still bleeding and he was shivering.
“Kade.” Alaric said and walked over to him.
“Thank you. Without your help, we wouldn’t have reached her in time. You have my eternal gratitude.” Alaric said softly as he put his hand on Kade’s shoulder. Kade glanced at him and nodded. It was easy to see that the young teenager was scared and unsure about being here. I wondered how he’d ended up with Virion. His hair was dirty with dried mud, and he was thin as a stick. His posture told a story of years of beatings. My heart bled for him. Looking over at Alaric, it seemed like he saw the same signs.
“You are safe here Kade, Marcelo will take you to the infirmary to have your wound treated. Rest now and we will talk tomorrow.” Alaric said, smiling gently. He was clearly trying his best not to intimidate the kid.
“Thank you” Kade replied quietly, before following Marcelo to the building across the street. Galina walked up to me and grabbed my hands.
“I am so proud of you! You kicked ass babe! You’ll grow in to being Luna in no time.” she said with tears of joy in her eyes. I smiled and pulled her in to a tight hug.
“Thank you, Galina.” I said, my face buried in her hair.
“Now go curl up with your mate, we’ll talk tomorrow!” she said, pushing me playfully towards Alaric. She blew kisses at us as she walked away with Gregory.
“Will you stay here with me tonight?” Alaric asked, still holding my hand, caressing it with his thumb. I smiled and nodded at him. He led me in to his room, never taking his eyes off of me. He handed me one of his t-shirts and led me to the bathroom.
When I looked at my blood stained body in the mirror, I decided on a quick shower. I had to get Virion’s blood off of me. I pulled on the t-shirt and pulled my wet hair up in a messy bun. When I walked back into the bedroom, Alaric was stretched out on the couch, his legs hanging over the armrest. I walked over to him and ran my fingers over his bearded cheek.
“Are you coming to bed or are you planing on sleeping on that uncomfortable thing?” I asked, my tone teasing. He looked at me before kissing my palm.
“Whatever you want, Kitten. You’ve been through a lot the last few days. I thought you might need some space.” he said softly with a tight smile. I took his hand in mine and pulled on his arm.
“What I need is for my mate to hold me.” I said biting my lip. He got up and followed me to the bed. I sat down on the edge and watched him pull off his t-shirt. His burly muscles stretched as he lifted it over his head. My eyes ran over the neat fur on his pecs that gathered in a line and trailed down over his abs and underneath his sweatpants.
Taking a deep breath, I laid down on the bed. He crawled up next to me and pulled me close, wrapping his arms around me. I felt restrained by the fabric between us so I sat up and pulled off the t-shirt I was wearing. He readjusted himself before pulling me back in to his arms. He hummed as my back pressed against his chest. His skin was scorching hot but his breath in my ear still made me shiver in delight.
I yearned for his hands all over me. Subtly I pushed my ass against his groin, wanting to feel his bulge against me.
Hmm… Where is it?
I moved my hand to his, slowly directing it up towards my chest. I felt his breaths deepen as his hand gently caressed my breast, tickling, teasing. He let out a low growl in my ear, making me squeeze my thighs together trying to relieve some of the pressure building there.
“You sure?” he whispered as his hand ran over my side and down to my hip, making heat pool between my legs.
“Yes, I need you.” I replied, shuddering. He moved his legs and released the hard rod he’d been hiding. I turned to look at him with a cocked eyebrow. He understood the look and chuckled softly against my neck.
“Just because I have a hard on, doesn’t mean we have to do anything about it. I didn’t want you to feel pressured. You’re the one calling the shots here” he said, before kissing my temple. The kiss felt so protective, so loving, it made my heart ache.
“Is that why your wolf keeps submitting to mine?” I asked.
“Yeah. Just the size of my wolf is intimidating and he reeks of dominance, but you're our mate and we want you to feel safe with us.” he said as he turned me to face him.
“I might be Alpha soon, but you are my Luna, my heart, my breath, my everything. You are my Queen” he purred, his forehead resting against mine. My heart swelled hearing his words. I pressed my lips to his. Heat spread through me like a wave as the kiss quickly became urgent, hungry, all-consuming.
He gently turned me over on my back and started kissing down my neck as he crawled over me. My hands roamed over his hard body, grasping at him, trying to pull him closer. I wrapped my legs around his waist, desperate to feel his erection against me. He chuckled as he licked around my nipple.
“Eager are we?” he mumbled while he kissed and nipped around my breasts.
“Yes” I breathed. His tongue trailed a path over my sternum and up to my mark. He gave the mark an open-mouthed kiss, making me arch my back and moan out loud. I felt desperation take a hold of me. I needed more. I gyrated my hips, rubbing my wet folds against the soft head of his hard cock.
“I’m doing my best to stay in control, but if you keep teasing me like this, I will lose it” he said, his deep velvety voice caressing me. His arms were lightly shaking. He was clearly struggling to restrain himself. I leaned in and slowly ran my tongue over his throat, feeling his pulse thump against the tip of my tongue.
“Let go. I trust you” I whispered when I reached his ear. His head was resting against my shoulder so I grabbed the opportunity and grazed my teeth against the spot where his neck met his shoulder, the spot where my mating mark would be. He growled and grabbed my hip.
His cock slipped straight in to my dripping core, stretching it to fit his girth. The sudden sensation made me gasp and fling my arms around his waist. He pulled out slowly before quickly thrusting in to me again, making sparks shoot throughout my body.
His breaths were heavy, just like mine. He moved his arm under my right leg, lifting it higher, letting him go even deeper in to my burning core. My nails clawed at his back as he picked up the speed and intensity of his thrusts. Every time he slammed against me, a moan escaped. I couldn’t have held it in if I tried. He leaned in close and licking my mark.
"Jade" he growled.
In a blind haze, on the brink of my climax, my teeth elongated and pierced the skin of his neck, sending us both over the edge. My walls contracted around his pulsing shaft.
I didn’t even realize I had marked him until I noticed the taste of blood in my mouth. He wrapped his arm around me while we basked in the final shudders of our perfectly timed orgasms.
He moved his mouth to my ear.
“I love you” he whispered breathlessly.
“I love you too” I replied, holding on to his for dear life.