A Proper Introduction
Every single girl that I have ever seen has drooled over me (partially because they know who I am in the paranormal world and partially because of my amazing looks) but my mate of all people, reacted kind of… weird. Maybe it’s just weird for me. Wait a fucking second! Oh my god! She doesn’t know who I am! Well, on second thought, she’s in for a huge surprise!
I decided to go to her house and have a proper conversation. Oh, who am I kidding? My people skills are the worst! I don’t usually talk to people that much but this is my mate we’re talking about here! I need to be on my best behaviour to study what kind of girl she really is.
I walked up to the door of my mate’s house and knocked twice. About 10 seconds later, someone opened the door. It was Hayley, I couldn’t look away from her. The way her face blushed a bright shade of pink as she said “Um… Hi Damien!”
Oh my god! It took me some serious self-control to not claim her right here, right now. I had to get to know her and like her because of who she is, not because of the mating bond.
“Hey!” I spoke. “Can we talk?”
“That sounded more like a question you know,” I tried to lighten the awkward moment. But by now, her cheeks are a shade of bright red.
“Hmm… How about ‘Sure!’?” this time, she put a little emphasis on the word ‘Sure’ to make it sound more… well like an answer. I chuckled lightly and gestured for her to follow me, so she did.
We reached the front porch of her house and sat down. “So… what did you want to talk about, Damien?” Honest to god, knock me out! I’m an idiot! What do I even say to her? As if she could sense that I didn’t know where to start, she said “I think we should start again, by getting to know each other. Like humans do. You know, just include information about our paranormal lives!”
“That seems like a great idea! I honestly didn’t know where to start!” I exclaimed and we both chuckled.
“I’ll start then,” she held out a hand for me to shake pretending that this is the first time we met. “My name is Hayley Denvers and I’ll be a complete witch in 5 weeks. What’s your name and are you a complete warlock?”
I shook her hand firmly and said “Nice to meet you, Hayley! I’m Damien Quinn and I became a complete warlock 3 years ago.” As soon as I said this, there was a flicker of recognition flashed in her eyes but it disappeared just as fast as it came so I wondered if I had imagined it. I decided to change the subject before she asked me anything else. “So, what are your powers, Hayley?”
“Well, my powers are based on Earth elements and reading a person’s aura but I’ve got telekinesis and I’m gifted so I can hear people’s thoughts plus, I think I might have another power but I’m still not that sure. What are your powers, Damien?” I paused for a beat wondering if I should tell her the truth. Why not? I mean, she is my mate she is eventually going to find out that I have more power than anyone else in this world.
“Well, I can basically do everything by just thinking about it. That’s my gift and all my power!” I exclaimed and when I looked at Hayley, her eyes were widened.
“But- But that’s- “she stuttered and I tried to look as unaware as possible, I don’t want another person to bow before me! She looked like a lost puppy, uncertain of what to do. I didn’t want her to ask me and go through a whole lot of awkward questions so I quickly asked “Hayley, can I ask you a question?” she nodded. “You said that you’re telekinetic but you also said that you can read people’s minds, right?” she nodded again. “How is that even possible?”
I knew it from the moment that I said that I was telekinetic, that this question was coming. But Damien was my mate and no one should know you better than your mate, so I decided to go with it. “My brother was telekinetic so, when he died, I got his powers. Some people thinks that I got them because his powers are too big to lose so they went to the paranormal closest to him when he died. So, the only gift that really belong to me is of reading thoughts.” I waited a moment to let the words sink in before looking up.
When I looked up, I saw something clearly unexpected. I expected a face that was full of pity. Full of sadness. Full of disappointment because I’m not that special.
But Damien’s face was filled with understanding like he knew exactly what I was going through. But about a minute later, his face turned as red as a tomato. He thinks that I was reading his thoughts from the moment I saw him! “Don’t worry! I always put-up wards to block the thoughts otherwise, even the most silent people are noisy as hell!” I exclaimed.
“How did you know that I was thinking about that?” he asked, making me feel like a suspect being interrogated. Honestly, it was sort of cute but I decided take the chance to cheer the mood up a bit.
“I read your mind!”
“But you just said that your put-up wards!” I couldn’t stifle the grin because his face was going through all the shades of red. But what I am doing right now is not a sheepish grin, it’s a full-blown belly laugh.
“I was just kidding!” I managed to gasp out between all the chuckles. Finally, he joined in and we both laughed until we were out of breath!
“So, what do you do for fun around this area of Earth?” I asked.
“Honestly, I don’t know.” Damien admitted. “But I sometimes go to the clubs and since it’s holidays for Black Diamond, I’ve got a lot of free time.”
“Wait a sec! You go to Black Diamond too? I thought you said that you were a complete warlock,” I asked with a very, very confused look on my face. “I don’t think I’ve seen you around campus ever.” First, he said that he could do anything that he thought of. Second, he said that he went to BD. Third, I’ve never seen him on campus before and the most important part, I think that he is prince Damien. The heir to a seat in the Rulers circle. But I can’t just ask a boy who I’ve known for less than 2 hours that whether he is the ruler of all the whole paranormal world! So, I need to keep quiet and ask Ana about this.
“Oh, I did graduate but I kind of live there and it’s closed now so, I had to move,” he answered trying to look as calm as possible, but by the way his aura was turning blue, I could see that he was fearing something. Why not use my gift? I quickly put the wards down hoping that he wouldn’t notice and I heard it.
“Damien, you, dumbass! Why did I lie to her about the school?! She is my mate so she will find out and she will freak out! I have to tell her! Calm down, I need to know exactly what kind of person she really is and if she is suited to rule!” I put my wards up as quickly as possible. Wow that is the first time in a long time that I’ve violated someone’s privacy. And suited to rule??? What does he mean by that? I’m already going to be ruling Earth (without anyone normal knowing of course).
“Hayley?” said a voice from behind us. Wow there couldn’t be a more perfect time for Ana to show up. Damien glanced up at her but she lowered her head and avoided his gaze. “I’m sorry! I’ll be inside if you need me, Hayley.” And with that, she quickly turned on her heels and speeded inside.
“Who is she?” Damien asked. Oh, my fucking god! He doesn’t know that I was going to be the ruler of Earth. How do I know this? Well, simply because he didn’t know that I was bonded to Ana. I guess he’s in for a surprise!
“That’s Morgana,” I said.
“I know that her name is Morgana and that she likes to be called Ana but who is she to you?” My eyes widened on their own like I had no control over my body but I quickly shook my head and said “Ana is my bonded witch and how do you two know each other?”
“Technically, she doesn’t know me but I know everyone. And which planet are you in charge of?” I was stunned about the fact that he wasn’t shocked so I stared into his eyes to check if he thought that I was joking. Eventually, he broke the awkward silence that lasted for about probably 10 seconds. “What?”
“Nothing! It’s just that… everyone in the BD (except for Ana) stares at me like I’m an alien because I’m an heir. So, thank you.” He chuckled at my answer.
“What?” I asked. Maybe he is the Prince after all. That might be why he’s so calm with knowing that I’m going to rule over a place. But I still can’t just walk up to him and ask him whether he is a freaking prince or not.
“Nothing! It’s just that, I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like attention!”
“I’m pretty sure that’s not true!” I lied even though I’ve never met a single girl who doesn’t love attention not even Ana.
“You’re lying,” he said with a smug look on his face.
“And what makes you think that?” I asked, smirking.
“I don’t think that, I know that,” he smirked back.
“And how exactly do you know that?” I cocked my head to the side. One second, his eyes were on my lips, the next, they were roaming down my body. By now, my panties were soaking wet but I tried to maintain a calm posture and not claim him right here, right now.
His smirk widened as his eyes finally fixated on mine. Oh shit! Can he sense my desire??? My heart did some somersaults in my chest. Damien is not like any other guy I’ve met. He was the hottest of them all (paranormal or not) and even though I’ve met him less than 2 hours ago, my body craved his touch. My mind was the only thing that restrained me from crawling onto his lap.
Focus, Hayley! Listen to yourself! You are swooning over a boy that you haven’t even known for a full day.
Damien leaned in… Was he going to kiss me?