Outside the pack house I sat by the lake entertained by my thoughts. The sun began to slowly set behind the horizon and the water was glistening like a million diamonds scattered across the lake. The sky was beginning to shift from its blue to orange with pink and purple hues on the clouds. Sitting on the ground hugging my knees closer to me I closed my eyes as I listened to life around me. I heard the water splashing against the shore, the faint wind brushing against the trees and the birds singing far in the forest. It was a long time ago when I could just sit and enjoy the calmness around me.
Tomorrow it's all beginning, I was finally moving forward with getting justice for my vampire clan, for Nicolas who saved my life and gave me second chance at life, Celeste and Isobel who always put a smile on my face. And for my human family. Thomas and Freya were always there for me, Luca my love my soulmate, a huge part of my heart would always belong to him. Every cell of my body was longing for his touch. My baby girl Suren, I would do anything to see her just for a few minutes, to feel her little arms around my neck and inhale her scent. To feel her hair and to see her beautiful grey eyes and smile.
At the thought of them, my heart sank I felt a lump forming in my throat and my eyes began to hurt filling with tears. They rolled down my cheeks dripping onto my arms as I was resting my head on them.
I couldn't help but feel all of their deaths were my fault. I wasn't there to protect any of them. Maybe if I was there they would be alive.
Suddenly I heard footsteps behind me getting louder. I quickly wiped my face with the palms of my hands and took a deep breath. The footsteps stopped right behind me, feeling the presents taking a seat next to me. I glanced at the intruder, it was Erik.
"Beautiful, isn't it?" He breathed, starting into the sunset.
"Ya" was all I managed to let out with a cracking voice from the crying. I didn't want him to notice me was crying, I didn't want to look weak.
"I always come here to watch the sunset" he explained calmly.
When the lump in my throat disappeared and my voice felt normal I stated "just wanted to enjoy the peace before tomorrow."
He just hummed in response.
"Did I interrupted you?" he asked and gave me knowing look.
I quickly looked away from him towards the sun "no I wasn't doing anything particular"
"I heard you, you know...there's nothing wrong with crying and grieving. It's natural. Grieving helps with healing it's just part of the process" he mumbled. His eyes bored into my soul. A flash of sorrow flashed through his then quickly looked away.
"What have Torben done to you that you're against him. I mean he's your family" I inquired.
I waited for his answer, but never came "you know everything about my past, it's only fair you tell me why you're really doing this"
He took a deep breath "he killed my mate" he whispered. If it wouldn't be for my heightened hearing I wouldn't catch it.
I was quiet for a few seconds "I'm sorry" was all I could say. I put my hand on his shoulder as I got up and left inside the house. There was no point talking about it or asking any more questions.
When I got into the room Sin was lying on his bed, his arms under his head, his breathing steady with closed eye. I got my clean pyjama ready and headed into the bathroom.
Taking off my t-shirt, Sin walked in, thinking the bathroom was empty. I jumped, my heart skipped a beat at the fright he gave me.
"Sorry" he said, when his wide eyes found mine his eyebrows furrowed, he knew I cried. "What happened?" His eyes roaming over my face. He walked over to me with one of his hands caressed my cheek with the back of his fingers.
"Nothing", I answered looking away from him. He took my chin and gently lifted my head to meet his gaze. He understood what was going on. His eyes were boring into mine and I found myself once again swimming in the depths of his dark endless eyes.
I put my arms around his waist and stepped closer to him resting my head on his chest. His presence kept me calm and collected. He brought his arm around my waist resting his chin on top of my head. I took a deep breath smelling his sent of sandalwood, mint and orange. He let me out of his warm embrace and was about to leave to let me have my shower. "please stay". I mumbled.
He turned around and gave me a charming smile "you sure you want to?" He asked carefully, giving me a chance to back down.
I nodded and gave him reassuring smile. He stepped closer to me, never leaving my eyes and slowly lowered his face to meet my lips with his. He entered my mouth with his tongue tasting me, then he suddenly pulled away and looked me in the eyes again "I've been wanting to kiss you again, but didn't know if you wanted."
Blood raised into my cheeks. "I want it" I whispered.
He pulled me into him tightly and kissed me passionately. I pulled away, my lips swollen from the kiss, I reached for the hem of his t-shirt pulling it over his head and running my fingers gently over his abs and chest. Opening his pants I pulled them down gently, as they fell to the ground. He pulled me into him tightly once again feeling his hard cock against my belly, then unclasped my bra. We kissed again and I opened my pants and pulled them down with my underwear. I wiggled myself free and stepped into the shower. I glimpsed at him, desire shining in his black eyes. While I switched the water on and put on the perfect temperature he took off his underwear.
He stepped into the shower, both of us under the stream of the warm water. He held me at my midsection kissing my neck his arm slowly moving up to the shape of my breast. My hands were resting on his shoulders moving upwards into his hair. I let out a moan as I felt his mouth kissing and sucking gently my nipple. Wetness exploded in my core. His hands went under my tights lifting me, I curled my legs around his waist. Once I felt his rock hard cock on my wet core I started grinding against him. He groaned and kissed me hungrily on my lips. I couldn't take the teasing anymore and lifted myself enough for him to enter my core. Entering me roughly I felt him stretching me and pleasure washed over me as I moaned.
He started thrusting in and out harder and quicker. My back was resting against the tiles. I felt the pleasure building inside of me. With every thrust, I was closer to my peak. He picked up a pace kissing my neck, that sweet spot where he would bite me. Thinking about his bite, made my climax reach quicker. I moaned out loud and felt burst of pleasure reaching every cell of my body. My fangs elongated and sank into his neck. The second he felt my fangs I heard him moan and his fangs entering my skin on the neck. He roughly trusted into me one last time filling me with his hot sperm. My body tensed and my toes curled at the overwhelming pleasure. He quivered, letting out hard shaky breaths after he pulled out his fangs. I took them out to rest my forehead on his shoulder. We stayed like this for about a minute catching our breaths then he gently put me down.
I smiled at him and turned around to start washing when I felt his arms around my waist, his chest pressed on my back "I can't get enough of you" he whispered into my ear. He gently kissed my neck and I giggled at his affection.
He finally let go of me, dried himself and left the room naked. Soon after him when I finished a got dressed in my pyjama aka oversized t-shirt and left.
I found Sin lying in his bed sleeping. I lied in my bed shutting my eyes but my mind was running a million miles an hour. No matter how much I tried I couldn't stop thinking about tomorrow and the future. What am I going to do once I kill Torben? Will I find peace? Will my loved ones be at peace finally. I can't let him destroy any more lives. He didn't deserve to live. I would rather die trying to kill him than live in a world where he would rule over everyone.
Laying in the bed for a few hours attempting to sleep I got up, put on some pants with a t-shirt and combat boots. I threw a hoodie over my body and left the room. The house was quiet, corridors were empty.
The training grounds were submerged into darkness. The only source of light was the full moon. I shivered when the wind passed by me. I noticed someone was there. "Can't sleep?" Asked the silhouette. That voice was familiar. When the person got nearer, his face emerged from the darkness. Gunnar was starting at me.
"No, I guess I'm a bit nervous" I answered.
"I was hoping to train a bit, but it's ok I can go try to sleep"
He chuckled "you don't have to go, we can train together" I flashed him a smile. I warmed up and got ready.
We were standing against each other a few feet away ready, waiting for the other one to strike. When I saw he wasn't going to strike first I went for it. I lunged forward he dodged it. I lunged again going for his midsection. Once I landed that punch and went for another one straight into his jaw. He didn't see that one coming. He stumbled back holding his jaw "not bad" he chuckled "you're fast"
I didn't respond, concentrating on his movements. Suddenly he lunged at me, I bounced back behind him and landed a kick into the back of his knees. He collapsed to the ground. I waited for him to get on his legs. He leapt forward hitting me to the side of my ribs while holding my arm twisting it around. I squealed in pain and he let go of me.
We were battling like this for a few hours when he decided he had enough. I was covered in sweat, my baby hair sticking to my forehead and neck. My body was aching from the punches and kicks I got.
When I got into the room, I had a quick shower, again and then headed to the bed. This time once I rested my head on the pillow my eyes closed and I was enveloped by darkness.