It’s been three weeks since Raymond’s death. We didn’t know who shot him yet but Julian was suspecting Joey, his cousin because, after the incident, we went back home to find a letter on the door frame, and it said " You got lucky this time ”
So, I was in the backyard with Julian in my workout clothes. He was teaching me how to fight, he has been doing that since his death. After all the running I did for the last two weeks, I became faster than ever. And my senses heightened, I was able to smell good and hear the smallest noises. When I ran, I felt like the time stopped and everything became clear for my vision to see. ′ That’s right Stella, we are awesome ′ Dianna commented which made me giggle.
" So you have to raise your elbow like this and open your eyes fully. ” Julian explained while showing me how should I stand and position myself. I did what he said and breathed deeply. Then focused only on him. ” Good, now punch me ” he pointed out and I shook my head, to a halt.
" No, why? Your handsome face... ” I commented with worry. But I didn’t finish what I was going to say. ′ Why?′ Dianna asked then wiggled her eyebrows. ′ Shut up ′ I replied then felt my cheeks heat up.
Julian chuckled then cupped my cheeks. ” Don’t worry, you’re not strong enough to harm me yet, I’ll just see how you punch and help you improve, ” he assured and I nodded feeling more confident. He kissed the tip of my nose and stood back. I raised my fist and threw it at his face. Julian stumbled back a bit and I felt like my hand stung but not the same way when I punched Raymond. It was like my fist grew rougher and stronger. ” How was it? ” I asked as he put his palm on his red cheek.
" It was good, but not good enough to make someone fall to the ground without hurting yourself. We have a lot of work to do, ” he announced and I sighed.
After 4 hours of training, I was so exhausted to the point of me sleeping on the grass. I woke up to feel strong arms around me. I saw Julian sleeping beside me on my bed. I tried to wiggle my way out of his grip, but it was too tight and I was too tired. ” I’m just stuck here until he wakes up” I whispered to myself, then closed my eyes to enjoy his warmth.
′ Don’t act like you don’t love it. ′ Dianna suddenly said. I opened my eyes once again to stare at him.
′ Why do you always comment unnecessary stuff? ′ I asked her, then I placed my hand on his cheek.
′ It’s not unnecessary and you know it, now kiss him’ she ordered which made my eyes widened.
′ What? Why? ′ I asked again while looking at his lips. They looked too soft. I just wanted to make contact with them.
′ Kiss him now, kiss, kiss, kiss, come on Stella, you know you want to ′ she teased and I had to agree with her, I wanted to kiss him so bad.
′ Fine, fine just shut up for a moment, please. ′ I replied then blocked her away. I began closing the distance between our lips until I was inches away from them. The urge to kiss him beat me and made me do it. My lips were placed on his soft ones, it was a sweet gentle kiss. I didn’t want to wake him up... But that was impossible. As I ran my fingers through his hair, his eyes shot wide open. I felt embarrassed and wanted to withdraw from the kiss, but he didn’t let me. He grabbed the back of my head and deepened the kiss until it turned into a lustful and needed kiss that was filled with desperate and love. The sparks from touching him made our wolves go crazy.
" Way to wake me up, love ” he whispered then kissed me back. Saying that my face was red was an understatement. I was like a tomato. Julian moved us so he was on top of me, never leaving my lips. I wrapped my hands around his neck and our legs tangled together. Our moans filled the air and I felt like the room was on fire.
It was so hot I couldn’t bare my clothes on me, so I started taking off my shirt. I was left in my sports bra. ” It’s so hot ” I commented then crashed my lips back to his. It was the first time that I felt horny and needed my mate. ” Julian, it’s too hot in here. I feel like I’m burning. ” I told him and he stopped kissing me to look at my face.
His eyes grew with realization, then he placed his palms on both of my cheeks. ” You’re in heat ” he stated and my eyes grew bigger.
I breathed deeply. ” What? What should I do? It feels like fire in my body that I can’t bare. Please help, make it stop. ” I begged him. His eyebrows knitted together, looking so handsome and cute.
" There... Is a way, to stop your heat... ” he trailed off, avoiding eye contact. His cheeks were pink.
I thought about what he just said and then it clicked. ” We have to mate? ” I asked, kind of feeling nervous about the idea.
His lustful eyes met mine again, he nodded. ” It’s the only way to fully stop it and it won’t come back ” he replied and I thought. I’d die from the heat if we didn’t do it. Besides, I thought it was time we become as one. I pecked his lips real fast, then nodded. ” Okay ” I said and waited for him to say something.
" Are you sure? ” he asked, worry was evident in his tone.
" Yes Julian, and I want my first time to be with you. I’ll always be with you, I love you and I trust you. You saved me. ” I replied with a bright smile. The sweat was covering my body. He smiled back then removed his shirt revealing his hot abs. ” I love you too... ”
With that, in that night, we became one.