Vampire's Pet

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Chapter 81

(Chtp 80 in Khloe’s POV)

Khloe’s POV:

His body stiffened as soon as I spoke.

And to be honest, so did mine.

This conversation had been on my mind ever since last night and I just wanted to hurry and get it over with.

Get it over with and get some answers.

My anticipation grew as Nico put his hands into his pockets.

“I did,” he replied, he himself sounding nervous.

My shoulders slumped a bit at his lack of a response, making my nerves even more on edge.

It was like he was avoiding the questions at hand.

Not that I had actually asked a question but it thought that I had implied it quite well.

“Why?” I asked, my true confused feelings leaking into my voice.

His brows shot up before they slowly furrowed in thought.

I wanted nothing more than to know what he was thinking at this moment.

I wanted to know what exactly every thought he has had about this.

About me.

I wanted all this uncertainty to be gone from my mind.

Nico let out a small sigh as he took another step towards me, rubbing the back of his neck.

“Would you believe me if I told you that I completely fell for you?” He asked with a small nervous laugh towards the end.

I didn’t even try to control my surprise as I processed his words.

Did I hear him right?

I swallowed hard.

Did he really just say what I thought he said?

I didn’t even feel like I could trust my own ears at this point.

I heard nothing but seriousness in his voice, yet I still felt like I needed some sort of confirmation.

“W-What?” I questioned.

His words seemed so absolutely impossible, yet deep inside, I was craving for them to be true.

“Khloe,” He began timidly, “I couldn’t tell you exactly when, or exactly how, but I fell for you. I-”

He stopped, his eyes turning away from me.

“Ever since I found out, I just stayed quiet about it, knowing that the idea of falling for a human was... Not normal. I thought that if I just didn’t mention it, that it would just go away but I just kept getting more and more captivated with you. With every single thing about you. I just kept falling deeper and deeper into it not even trying to stop. I started picturing you in my life from here on out, searching for ways to let you be with me forever.”

He stopped again, allowing my thoughts to catch up with me.

Thoughts that were so undeniable, yet so hard to believe.

I guess I had been holding them back for so long that now that what he was saying was right in front of me, I was still nervous about accepting his words.

His words that made tears of happiness and relief threated to flow from my eyes.

“The thought of losing you made me lose my mind, the thought of you in pain or upset made me angry. It got to the point that the only things that would remedy those thoughts would be hearing your laugh or seeing your smile.” He smiled and laughed a bit himself, “I couldn’t get you off of my mind no matter how much I tried.”

Was this really happening?

It had to be right?

This wasn’t just some dream that I was having?

Nico cleared his throat.

“I guess that when you told me about how you had begun to view me as something other than your Master and viewed yourself as something more than a pet... and then continued to explain how ridiculous it was when I felt the exact same way... I guess that was just the only way I could show how I felt at that moment.”

I could slowly feel all of the feelings I had kept at bay begin to show themselves. Like they were giddily dancing within me, begging to accept them and cherish them.

And I wanted to.

Oh God, how I wanted to.

I wanted to feel Nico like that again. To relive each feeling he gave me the night before.

How for the first time his touched felt hot against my skin, how his lips captured mine like a gentle reminder that he wanted me.

He really wanted me.

And I wanted him too, more than I think I could admit to myself right here at this moment.

Doubt still clouded my mind, and I needed to get rid of that fully before I could accept such a ridiculous concept.

And I wanted to do that as soon as possible.

“S-So,” My voice came out a lot quieter than I had expected. I cleared my throat, “So you would...,” I paused again, not actually believing that I was saying this, “do it again?”

I looked up at him, noting the small surprised smile that now sat on his face.

He eagerly took another step towards me, just barely out of my reach.

That fact disappointed me.

His hands clenched and unclenched as he did so, like he was trying to keep himself from something.

He took in a deep breath before he responded.

“Without a doubt Khloe. But if I did it again, I’m not sure if I could get myself to stop.” the truth in his voice, as well as the words themselves, surprised me.

I turned away from him as his words made me a victim of my own body. My entire body felt hot, my breaths became uneven, and I couldn’t stop fidgeting with my hands.

That was it. That was what made every single doubt I had in my mind about his feelings left.

And now all that was left was just how badly I wanted him and how badly I wanted to feel him again.

“I-I’m okay with that,” I said as I felt my shoulders tense up.

I can’t believe I just said that.

Nervousness began to flood through my body until I felt Nico step right in front of me.

As soon as I looked up at him that nervousness turned into desire.

My breath fluttered as his fingers grazed my cheek, tucking my hair away from my face.

My eyes quickly glanced at his mouth, my anticipation growing by the second as he slowly leaned closer to me, his face just mere inches from mine.

This was really happening.

I reached up behind his neck to hold him there, solidifying the fact that this was really about to happen.

I couldn’t tell if my heart was thundering from nervousness or excitement, but at this point, I didn’t particularly care

He leaned in closer as he set his hand on my waist, a small smile rising on his face before his lips finally found mine.

I couldn’t even contain my sigh of relief as my eyes fluttered shut.

The gentle contact felt like electricity coursing through my veins, yet it wasn’t completely satisfying the craving I had for him.

The gentleness coming from the both of us... It just felt like we were both holding ourselves back.

But I had no idea how to get that message across.

Luckily, Nico took the first step, slowly wrapping his hand around to my lower back, his hand going under my shirt to lightly trail his nails along the skin there.

The sensation of his touch sent my wants to a whole new level.

I hummed low in my throat as I felt my hands trail down to the front of his neck.

I wanted him closer. I wanted to feel the truthfulness of his words prior.

With this thought in mind, I tightly took hold of his shirt and pulled him further against me.

A low growl rumbled in his chest in response, making a shiver run down my spine.

He appeared to understand what message I was trying to get across.

My arms snaked their way to cling onto his back as he leaned me back towards the bed, never breaking the kiss.

He just held me there, inches from the bed, letting me take all of him in.

The smell of his shampoo and that one other smell that I can only describe as ‘him’, the feeling of being pressed against his hard chest like this.

I arched further into him as he leaned further over me.

The way he held me, the way he kissed me... I could feel it. I could feel how much he wanted me and I only hoped that I was giving him the same message.

I wanted him to know because I didn’t think that words would show what I wanted them too.

And then just like that, it was over.

Nico pulled away, obviously against his will.

I just stared at him as he stared back, barely even registering the fact that I was breathless.

My grip tightened on his back as if holding onto him would keep this feeling here.

Even though I knew deep down that this feeling wasn’t going anywhere any time soon.

Everything was just confirmed. Nico’s feelings and mine.

There was no doubt left.

Nico slowly buried his face in the crook of my neck, the feeling of his breaths causing goosebumps to rise on my skin.

“I want you so bad,” he confessed weekly.

I felt the muscles in his back tighten ever so slightly.

“I want to wake up every morning with you in my arms. I want to live each day with you by my side as my equal. I want you to live the way you want to live, doing the things you want to do for as long as you want. I want to dance with you under the stars. I want to find out all of the little things that you like, all of the things that make you smile,” He paused, breathing deeply as his hold on me tightened “I want you.”

I felt tears begin to brim in my eyes once again but choked them back.

No works came to my mind.

What is someone supposed to say after someone pours their entire heart out to you, fulfilling all of your hopes you once thought were completely stupid and unrealistic?

How do you reciprocate all of those heart-warming words when you’re mind is already rushing and you’re already choked up?

“But,” He began as he leaned back up, taking me with him.

That single word felt like it caused my heart to stop.

But?

Nico stopped as soon as I was upright again, yet his face never left my neck.

My hands slowly removed themselves from his back from the new panic that one word gave me.

Did he change his mind?

“But,” he started again, drawing back the hand that was pressed against my back, causing more panic to rush through me, “If you don’t want this, or if this makes you uncomfortable, “His voice began to tremble and strain,” I’ll swallow my feelings and we can forget about this.”

I began to panic for a completely different reason as he began to move away from me.

I quickly reached out and grabbed his wrists, stopping him from going any further

“No!”

Both the action and the word came out of instinct.

We were both surprised by my sudden action.

I glanced down to where I had grabbed him before my brows furrowed in thought.

I needed to tell him how I felt. I needed to explain to him that I wanted this.

Not even noticing that I had been chewing on my bottom lip, I opened my mouth to explain.

“Nico, I-” I tightened my grip on him before I relaxed with a sigh, “I know I’ve had feelings for you for a while now, but I just decided to disregard them as soon as possible. I tried to never even dwell on them because I thought that there was no possible way that you would ever feel that way about me.”

Even when I got more comfortable with him, I tried to never let those feelings show themselves.

I let go of his wrists, dropping my hands into my lap.

I couldn’t help but laugh as I thought back.

“I got so deep in denial that even when you first kissed me I doubted what it meant because it still seemed so impossible. It still seems so impossible but it feels so right.”

Everything about this felt right. So so incredibly right.

I glanced at him as he sat next to me on the bed, a look of understanding on his face.

As I kept thinking about it, about Me and Nico, a whole new wave of doubts kept popping into my mind.

Regardless of how right it felt for us, the facts still stayed the same.

“I want to be with you in that way. I want everything that you offered. But-” I looked away from him.

“But?” his voice sounded worried.

“But you’re a Vampire.”

“Yeah?” he responded, not getting my point.

“And I’m a Human.”

“And?”

I stared at him intently.

How could he not see it? Either that or he just didn’t care.

“And-... And that means that no matter what happens between us, I’m still going to get taken away when i-”

Nico didn’t allow me to finish, cutting me off by pulling me against him by my shoulder.

“I’m working on that,” he assured me, sounding oddly confident,” Please don’t dwell on that if that’s the only doubt you have. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

I continued to stare at him.

He sounded confident. He really sounded like he was willing to do anything to make this work.

The look on his face told me the same thing.

“You’re really willing to all these things for me?”

He just smiled.

“All these things and more,” He answered, his hand rubbing against my shoulder.

I sucked in my bottom lip to hide my smile, knowing I wouldn’t be able to contain it if I didn’t.

“I can’t believe this is happening,” I said quietly.

I honestly couldn’t. This whole thing felt like a dream. An insane dream.

“Please Khloe. Let me make you happy, let me somehow become even more enamored with you with each passing day. Let me make you feel loved and treat you how you should be treated. Let me give you the life you deserve.” He [aused, running his hand through my hair, “Will you let me do that?”

My face began to warm up yet again at all of these promises.

How could I possibly say no?

I intertwined my hand with his before I completely leaned against me.

If this was really going to happen, I wanted to make him happy two.

Even with my limited ability, I wanted to make him happy.

“Only if you let me do the same,” I said, meaning that very seriously.

His smile grew before he planted a kiss on my forehead.

“Gladly.”

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