A War of the Heart

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Chapter 11

Chapter Eleven

Lucy's body was betraying her. Her body ached. Her emotions ran rampant through her brain and she wanted to cry out. She couldn't breathe; she needed air. She went to her window and opened it as wide as it would go. She took in long deep breaths, but still her body was on fire. She needed to do something. She needed to get away.

The smells were suffocating her. She could smell the wet dew on the grass. She could smell the earth. The birds' songs echoed in her head until she thought she was going to explode. She covered her ears and shook her head. Finally the sounds went back to normal and she was able to breathe easier.

She shivered as her hand brushed her collar bone when she pushed her hair away. She walked to her dresser and pulled out an extra-long black shirt that stopped mid thigh. She stripped out of her clothes and put it on, leaving her bra off but keeping her underwear on. She sat on the edge of her bed and started nibbling on her nails. She strained to hear what was going on in the other room, but she found she couldn't hear as well as she could earlier. She cursed her bad luck. She walked over to the wall and pressed her ear up to it.

After a few muffled conversations, she was finally able to hear the conversation. She gasped as she realized that Riven was going to allow the men to sleep with her. Like hell was she going to start sleeping around! The heat would not beat her that way.

As she walked back over to the window, she could smell the unique scent of Trent's natural musk. Her body instantly grew aroused. She felt herself grow wet and her nipples ached to be touched. She couldn't stop her hands from cupping her aching breasts and closing her eyes. She only pictured one face in her head as she massaged her breasts and pinched her nipples gently. Raice's hands were touching her, stroking her. That was what she kept telling herself.

"No, this isn't me!" she cursed. She shook her head and ran her fingers through her hair. "I have to get out of here."

Noticing the house had grown eerily quiet, Lucy looked at the drop from the window to the ground and gauged that she could easily make it. As another wave or arousal hit her, Lucy knew she had to get out or she might become desperate enough to let one of the men sleep with her.

She straddled the window sill and closed her eyes. She had nowhere to go except home. She would have to find a cab and hope her sister would loan her the money when she made it home to pay the driver. Glancing back at the door one last time, her heart grew heavy. She might never see Raice, Riven, or Trent again. And what about this man that claimed to be her father? Where did he fit in and why was he here? There was much she didn't know, but her mind pushed everything to the back of her mind except getting away.

Lifting her leg over, Lucy looked down once more before jumping. She landed easily on her feet and bent her knees to take away from the impact. She straightened and looked back at the house.

The wind blew strongly causing her to shiver from the chill and the touch against her bare skin. She held in a moan and clenched her fists. She walked slowly and then started running. She wanted to scream, but she resisted, knowing she couldn't alert anyone to her escape.

She was just disappearing into the woods when she heard a crash and the sound of breaking glass. Chancing a look behind her, Lucy saw a black shape running after her. She gasped and picked up speed. They couldn't catch her, she had to get away.

As she ran, she noticed that she was moving faster than she thought was possible. Trees were blurs in her vision and she slowed a few times so she could pay closer attention to where she was going. All the while she could hear someone following her, getting closer with each second. And they were going to catch her.

Every leaf, branch, or limb that touched her, caused her body to heat up and her core to throb. She was sensitive to everything. The wind touching her face made her ache for a kiss. Her breasts were aching and she longed for someone to massage them.

She was so deep in her thoughts, she missed the fallen tree. She tripped and landed in the dirt, looking up at the sky. She struggled to catch her breath and scrambled to her feet. She heard a twig snap close by and jerked her head toward the sound.

Raice came boldly walking out of the trees completely naked. Lucy drank in the sight of him, her core throbbing worse than before. She moaned and couldn't help but reach for him. She needed relief and he could help her.

Spreading her legs, Lucy leaned backwards and smiled enticingly at Raice. He stopped and growled low in his throat. She arched her back, pushing her breasts toward him. She moaned his name. In the blink of an eye, he was on her.

Lucy's hands reached for Raice's chest. She ran her fingers over each scar, her mouth seeking his. He crushed his lips to hers and pushed her back with his hands. His hips straddled hers and she could feel the erection he didn't try to hide.

When he pulled back and removed his lips from hers, she groaned in disappointment, but then moaned as his mouth settled over her breast and nipped her nipple through her thin shirt.

"Take it off. I need skin," Lucy gasped out. She only hoped he understood what she was saying.

"With pleasure," Raice growled. He looked at her and she saw his eyes were completely black. She shivered, not knowing if it was from fear or pleasure. He gripped her shirt in his hands and ripped it down the middle. He tore it away from her and threw it, not caring where it landed.

Raice drank in the sight of her nearly naked body. He slipped a finger under her lacy panties and quickly disposed of them. He rocked his hips against hers, his cock rubbing against her core. She moaned and he could sense her loss of control was close. He knew that her heat was taking over her brain and that was the only reason she was letting him touch her. If she wasn't under the heat's influence, she probably wouldn't allow it. He knew that, but he couldn't stop himself from wanting her; to giving her what her body needed.

He heard someone approaching from a distance, but he didn't care. No one was going to stop him from claiming her. His mouth dropped and he suckled her breast. His hand cupped the other one while his mouth feasted. His other free hand slowly slid down and dipped into her soaked pussy. She was so wet. He moaned and felt her nails dig into his back.

Thrusting against her, Raice flexed his muscles with each caress she granted him. She was saying his name and it was driving him insane. Chancing a look up at her, her face was one of ecstasy.

"Mine," Raice growled, claiming her mouth with his. She met his thrust of tongue with one of her own. She sucked his lip into her mouth and pushed her hips against his. She bit down softly on his lip and then harder. He growled and jerked back. Sitting up, he pulled her with him. She wrapped her legs around his waist, causing the tip of his cock to prod her entrance. If he moved forward he would be inside of her.

Lucy exploded. Just the tiniest prod of his cock and she was gone. Her eyes slammed shut and her back arched. She screamed his name and dug her nails into his back. His arms tightened around her and then he was inside her. Before she could react he was deep inside her.

Even though her body was reacting out of the heat, it couldn't take away the pain of being a virgin. Her eyes filled with tears and she couldn't hold the sob that escaped her lips. Raice immediately stopped moving. Something wasn't right. He felt something hit his shoulder and realized it was a tear. He tensed and looked down at Lucy.

"Fuck!" he cursed. He had forgotten in the heat of the moment that she was a virgin. He stayed completely still, his arms holding her. He whispered meaningless things to her, distracting her. He kissed her lips and then her cheeks where her tears were drying.

"Is the pain gone?" he asked after a moment. Lucy assessed her body and realized most of the pain was actually gone. She nodded and then felt Raice moving inside her. She braced herself for the pain, going as far as to clench her fists and close her eyes. Nothing came but pleasure. The feeling of him inside her, filling her and moving was erotic.

Taking into consideration the control he was having over himself, Lucy started meeting Raice's thrusts, letting him know he couldn't hurt her anymore. He picked up speed, his arms tightening around her, holding her to him.

His mouth dropped to her neck and he showered her in kisses. His teeth nipped her pulse and she froze. If he bit her right now while they were connected and having sex, they would be mates. She grabbed his head and crushed her lips to his, distracting him from his instincts. She couldn't mate with him; not yet . She needed more time to get to know him. This was only to scratch an itch.

A few more thrusts had Lucy exploding all over again. She was sent completely over the edge and she felt Raice find his release soon after. It was erotic having him release inside of her, feeling his cock expand and her sheath clench around him.

Her head fell back and before she could stop him again, Raice bit into her neck. As soon as his teeth broke the skin, Lucy felt something take over her. She was in control, yet she wasn't. She growled and lowered her head to his neck. Her eyes went completely black and she heard someone say, "mine" before her teeth bit down.

She moaned at the taste of his blood. She felt herself have another orgasm as immense pleasure racked her body. She pulled back and screamed Raice's name as she came down from her high. She felt weak and her body had stopped aching. She slumped against Raice, trusting him to hold her up. Her head rested on his shoulder and she closed her eyes.

Without opening her eyes, Lucy could feel another presence near them. She felt Raice tense and then he was growling and holding her tight against him. She opened her eyes and looked over his shoulder to see Riven standing there with a shocked expression on his face. Aren was behind him and neither of them looked happy. Raice hunched his body in a way that covered Lucy fully.

"Get away, or I'll kill you," Raice growled, his teeth lengthening and his muscles expanding. He looked in that moment like he really would kill them. Lucy whimpered and wrapped her arms around his neck.

"Give her your shirt and give them a moment. They are newly mated and Raice's wolf is in control. My daughter needs to be covered before he will let us speak to him," Aren commanded. Riven growled at him, not liking his air of authority he thought he had. No one gave him orders as an alpha, but he could see where Aren was coming from. It was true.

Taking off his shirt, Riven tossed it next to Raice and then he and Aren back away. "This is not good," Riven mumbled under his breath.

"You have no idea what that boy has done," Aren replied.

"What are you talking about?" Riven growled.

"That boy just signed her death certificate. His father will use her to get to him. He will kidnap her, rape her, and torture her, anything to hurt Raice. He will feel everything on the link that bonds them together as mates. I will have to take her away from him in order to weaken the bond and hopefully keep her safe." Aren crossed his arms and dared Riven to question him.

"His father doesn't know where he is," Riven responded easily. He was starting to relax again.

"That's where you're wrong."

"What do you mean?" Riven asked, not liking the tone of Aren's voice.

"His father knows exactly where he is."


"I told him where to find him."

"You did what?!" Raice's voice echoed ominously throughout the clearing. He stood protectively in front of Lucy and his eyes were changing from black to red.

"I told your father exactly where you were, and he's on his way as we speak."

"I'll kill you," Raice said, stepping forward.

"Why the hell did you tell him that?" Riven asked, stepping forward. He looked over at his niece and took in her appearance. She looked better than before and the scent of her heat wasn't nearly as strong. She smelled highly of Raice and sex.

"I owed the man a debt from a long time ago. In exchange for my debt to be forgotten, I told him where he could find his son. I didn't know the dumbass was going to mate with my daughter and put her life at risk." Aren shrugged as if it was no big deal he had sold Raice out.

"You are evil," Lucy's voice shook with emotion when she said it.

"Pardon?" Aren asked, tilting his head toward her.

"You are evil," she repeated. "How dare you come back after all these years and pretend to care about me. You are a murderer, a liar, and a bastard. I want nothing to do with you. I hate you. I hate everything you stand for and want you gone. You've endangered Raice's life with only yours in mind. You only care about yourself. You have no right to come waltzing back into my life and control of it. I am an adult and make my own decisions. So back off."

Aren stood still, digesting everything she said. Riven looked shocked, but proud, and Raice looked pissed. He could feel that his mate was distressed and he wanted to help her anyway he could.

Pulling her to him, Raice wrapped his arms around Lucy and hugged her to his chest. She sighed and was instantly relieved. She relaxed and melted in his arms. She looked up at him and he placed a gentle kiss on her lips.

"We need to get back to the house where we can all talk. Lucy needs to shower and change and I need to speak with you, Raice, about what you've done." Riven started walking back toward the house, expecting to be obeyed. Lucy looked at Raice and then at Aren before following after Riven. Raice immediately scrambled after her, looping her fingers through his. She smiled at him, but it didn't reach her eyes. Aren looked around the forest and sniffed the air. There was another scent on the wind, but he couldn't place it. It didn't belong to Riven, Raice, or Lucy. He growled and followed slowly behind the other three. What had he gotten himself into?

Trent took his hand and wiped across the fogged up mirror. He took in his appearance and closed his eyes. He made sure his towel would remain around his hips and opened the door. The cold air felt good after taking a hot shower and he had definitely needed one. Walking down the hall he listened to his brother talking to Braiden about the attack from the other pack. It had been random, but also well thought out. They would have to figure out why.

He walked into his room and threw on a blue t-shirt and a pair of jeans. He didn't bother with boxers and just let his hair go. It would dry. He took one last look around his room before heading toward the kitchen.

Opening the fridge, he grabbed a bottle of water and opened the lid. Chugging it all down in one breath, he looked up to see Braiden and Logan staring at him.

"What?" he asked.

"Nothing, just wondering why you turned out to be so ugly," Braiden replied easily, leaning back on the stool and crossing his arms across his chest. He smirked as Trent sent him a glare.

Jerking forward, Trent managed to push Braiden with enough force to cause him to fall. He hit the ground with a thump and Logan smiled. Trent laughed and sat down at the table. He propped his feet up on the empty chair next to him and set his empty bottle down on the table.

Before any of them could speak, the front door of the house was thrown open and Michael came running into the room. He was out of breath and seemed to be pissed.

"What is it? What's wrong?" Logan asked, immediately taking charge. Trent tensed as he sensed the rage coming off his brother in waves. Braiden narrowed his eyes and jumped to his feet.

"You're never gonna believe what I'm about to tell you," Michael said. He took a deep breath and told what happened. "I was walking back to the main house to ask Riven something when I smelled him out in the woods. I shrugged and sat down on the front steps. I was going to wait for him since he was on his way back anyway. When he came out of the forest he wasn't alone. Raice and Lucy were trailing behind him."

Michael's face darkened in fury and his hands clenched.

"What happened next?" Trent asked, annoyance clear in his tone.

"They fucking mated, that's what happened. Raice's scent was all over Lucy and you could smell sex. I also saw the signs on her neck and his. He got to her in the middle of her fucking heat when we all got sent out of the house. This is messed up man."

Trent felt his body start to tremble and then start changing shape. Braiden glanced at him and then his eyes widened. "Man, what are you doing?" he asked Trent.

"I'm going to kill him. She's mine." Trent felt his teeth lengthen and his fingers turned into claws. He watched the fur start sprouting over his arms and then he forced the change to overcome him. He took off running. Raice was a dead man.

"We have to stop him. He'll kill Raice." Logan said quickly. Braiden and Michael raced after him, Logan right on their tails.

Trent howled into the air, a warning and a promise. Someone was going to die, and that someone was going to be Raice.


uh oh... Raice mated with her! Now Lucy's stuck! And Raice's dad is one his way... what is this going to mean for the pack? What's going to happen next?

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