It was common knowledge that male vampires became weak at the knees when it came to their female even if they weren’t mated and males didn't give two fucks if they came across as weak in front of other vampires. It was also common knowledge that if another so merely looked at their female funny, they would snap and their protective side was going to show.
And Blair was going to fucking get me killed.
I hadn't mated her because it wasn't what she wanted and I respected that. She needed time and I didn't blame her. Blair still felt guilty about screaming my name in her ex-boyfriend's ear and I had to keep my happiness away or she'd gut me.
She may have been short but my God was she a feisty little minx.
And I loved every second of it...
However, I wasn't happy that my ever so lovely brother was being a tease and flirting with her. Blair flirted back and that pissed me off but I couldn't say anything. We still hadn't made anything official and I didn't want to be compared to Leo. That brother of mine was insanely protective when it came to Willow.
"If you carry on badmouthing me brother," Leo said quietly from the other side of the room, "I will have to spill all your dirty secrets,"
I narrowed my eyes at him, "Stop invading my thoughts!"
"It is hard to ignore them when they are so loud," Leo scoffed and looked up from his book, "Instead of complaining about Callum flirting with your female in your head, confront him about it,"
"You're worried about me brother?" Callum grinned widely and put his arm around Blair's shoulders, "Does this piss you off?"
"Don't," Blair said pointing at me, "We aren't...well, I don't know what we are but this is harmless. You see Willow and Theo do this all the time."
"That's because they are both madly in love with their mate!" I complained, "Why can't you come over and show me some attention?"
Blair sighed and shook her head, "I was going to talk to Xander. If you are that desperate for attention then you may join me,"
"I'd rather fuck you but ok. I can keep you company,"
Blair turned red and she narrowed her eyes at me, with an evil sparkle behind them, "Oh really?"
"Don't you fucking dare," I said jumping to my feet, "You are not to talk about that?"
"Talk about what?" Blair chuckled, "I don't know what you are talking about, Max. Are you feeling ok?"
Leo burst into laughter suddenly and I stared at him with wide eyes as tears dripped down his face. Callum looked at him with a frown and tilted his head.
"Ok, why is he laughing like a madman?"
"No idea," I said, "Maybe his doom and gloom attitude finally fell out of his asshole,"
Leo smirked and looked at me, "Is that any way to talk to me, brother? At least I last longer than 5 minutes,"
"What?" Callum said looking at me with a grin on his face, "You didn't last longer than 5 minutes? What are you? A virgin?"
I looked over at Blair who was giggling and when she caught eyes with me, her smile dropped from her face and her scent hit my nose like a brick, "Is that how you want to play, baby?"
"I, uh, I need to go to Xander!" She said, sprinting out of the room.
"Uh-oh," Callum laughed, "We awakened the demon inside."
"You," I said pointing at Leo, "I will come back for you,"
"I will look forward to it, brother," Leo smirked, "Callum, I can tell you all the ins and outs if you want?"
I growled at my brothers and stormed out of the room in search of Blair. She wasn't hard to find because the smell of orange was strong. Blair was so turned on by the look I gave her I could smell how wet she was.
But alas, I wasn't going to fuck her silly in front of Xander. I would have to build up the tension until she begged me to fuck her.
"Ah, there you are," Xander said, "We have a few things to go over and you will need to listen."
"Sure," I said sitting down, my eyes still on Blair."
"Do I have to open a window?" Xander sighed, "You both stink of horniness and I can't handle that right now. Not when this conversation is so important. So please, forget about each other being naked and just listen,"
"Sorry," Blair mumbled.
"Oops," I shrugged and put my hands on my head, "
Xander rubbed the bridge of his nose, "There has been a sighting of Salem and he is not happy. Our father has left a trail of bodies and he isn't even bothering to hide the fact that he has bitten them. We don't want Hunters finding out that vampires still live here. I have done so much to protect our family and Kris has done a lot to protect our vampire community,"
"What happened to the people?" Blair asked, "Were they able to be saved?"
"Unfortunately not," Xander shook his head, "I'm sorry. They couldn't be brought back or kept alive."
"How sad for their families," She whispered, "And what of the police? They are going to be searching for the person who killed them."
"I have that covered already," Xander said, "Willow has done a good job in altering their memories. It isn't humane but it was done to protect us. Salem knows that we want him dead but he is powerful. He will do anything to keep himself alive."
"So," I asked, leaning forward in my chair, "When are we supposed to use Crystal to lure him out of hiding?"
"Blair has a few more things to do to prepare for the worst, but from what she has told me," Xander said, "By the end of tomorrow,"
"We only have a day until we find him?"
"Yes," Xander looked between Blair and me, "I...I have something very important to say before you leave,"
"Now I'm worried," I said, "If you are going to say about using Blair as bait, then I am-"
"No, nothing about that," Xander said, "Blair has agreed to only use the concoctions she has made up to bring him down or at least weaken him. She won't be in harm's way but even if it does come to that, she has powerful vampires behind her,"
"Then what is it?"
"There is a big storm coming," Xander said quietly, "I can't tell you exactly what it is, but everyone will need to be prepared for whatever happens. I'm afraid that death will get the better of us. Make sure you spend time with those you love. Ok?"
"Xander...that doesn't put confidence in me!" I exclaimed, "What the hell!"
"That is all I can say," Xander said standing up, "Go. I heard that you couldn't even last 5 minutes so you should build your stamina up so you don't disappoint Blair."
I leapt to my feet, my fangs growing long, "Leo, I am going to fucking kill you!"