Until Dawn

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CHAPTER 13 - LILAC

The next morning, I can feel the exhaustion all over my body. My muscles were achy and I was sticky. After taking a shower and changing into new clothes, I walked out of the bedroom feeling the need to drink some coffee and eat a large meal and possibly have some ice cream. I hope they have a bucket filled with strawberry vanilla ice cream.

Rubbing my eyes, I started down the hallway. My feet touching the cool marble floor and an exhausted exhale slipping from my lips. Last night was a very sleepless night. Multiple times, I got out of bed and made my way to the door to find Dominic. Funny how he was the man in our dreams last night. My daredevil she-wolf made sure I dreamt about every dirty little thing he could possibly do to me.

“What are you doing?” That familiar husky voice stopped me in my tracks. My body hummed in response.

I turned around to look at him. He was dressed in a dark grey Armani suit. No tie, top three buttons were undone to make him look even more delectable. He must have swung by and grabbed his stuff while I was showering.

“Coffee,” I grumbled.

“I’ll go get it for you,” he answered.

“I can get it myself,” I replied and turned to leave.

All I did was take one step and he was in front of me already. Startled, I took a step back. His dark eyes dared me to disobey him. It must be the hormones or my wolf who tends to come out and play during my heat because the next thing I did was take a step around him.

He turned and grabbed onto the back of my shirt like a wolf will do to his pup.

“Dominic,” I growled and struggled to get out of his clutch. Blind yet extremely efficient in catching his prey.

“Get back into your room. I am not going to ask you twice.”

I huffed and crossed my arms, staring straight ahead at the stairs that were just in my reach. Dominic took a step forward and I felt his body pressed up against my side. Immediately, siren lights went off in my head and I let out a squeak before stumbling away from him. His nearness was influencing my heat. My heat is normally tampered come morning and easily manageable throughout the day. However, now I can feel it growing.

“Am I a prisoner?” I questioned.

“Do you want to be?” he retorted.

I glared at him.

“You know, during the day I can control myself better. I have done this for like thirteen years.” I waved my hands in front of me in frustration.

“I have many male guards. Peyton is my Beta and even though he is a man. You will not step out of this room until it is over,” he growled.

“Hmph, I see the problem here. You’re jealous.” I pointed a finger at him.

“No, I am worried about your safety,” he objected.

Scoffing, I crossed my arms and cocked my hips.

“Then let me go downstairs.” I raised an eyebrow.

“No,” he replied.

I rolled my eyes. “It’s not like I’ll jump Peyton when I see him.”

He growled and flashed his canines at me. I smirked, unfazed by his hostile dominate act. I pointed a finger at him.

“See, jealous!” I proclaimed but just as soon as the words came out, I quickly realized my mistake.

He grabbed my shoulders and pinned me up against the door in a matter of seconds. Grabbing my thighs, he forced me to wrap my arms around his shoulders to stop me from falling flat on my butt. With my legs wrapped around him and my core making nice with his abs, I felt the familiar heat crawling rapidly through my body.

He leaned forward, I tilted my head to the side, unaware of his attention. His lips brushed my ears.

“You really like to test my tolerance, don’t you?” he whispered huskily next to my ears. His breath is teasing my sensitive skin causing me to shiver. “You’re right, little mate. I am possessive and jealous of what’s mine. You came back to me which makes you my mate. Mine. At this stage, keeping you in my bedroom is what keeps me from going insane and marking my territory. So, when I ask you to stay inside, it means to stay inside unless you prefer me to...”

The brush of his lips touched right below my ear and down to the curve of my neck where he will be marking me if we are to be mates. I thought he will stop there but I felt his canine peek out and poke the spot teasingly. I inhaled sharply as I felt a sting, not sharp enough to mark me, but enough to make his point clear. He hid them a second later and sucked on my neck. The heat and warmth of his mouth and lips on my sensitive skin was my undoing. I totally forgot what we were fighting about.

My wolf forced a purr and whimper out of me which had Dominic growling with satisfaction and victory. I tightened my legs around him just as he pulled back.

Boldly--with minor heat hormones added--I leaned forward and sucked on his bottom lip. My hands running through his dark locks.

A throat cleared behind us. The heat haze feel like cold water on my body. My eyes landing first on Peyton’s amused look and then back at Dominic. His eyes were dark and filled with a glint that had my core aching.

I pushed against Dominic’s chest and he dropped me onto the floor. My feet touched the cool marble flooring. I realized what I just did. I was caught snogging their Alpha in the open hallway. Horrified, I turned away just as the blush of heat burned my cheeks.

I believe Dominic felt me turning away because I heard him turning to me. His hands came out and grabbed my left arm to stop me from going further. He turned his head to Peyton after I stopped walking.

“You can leave, Peyton. I’ll meet you at work,” Dominic dismissed him.

Peyton looked at me before turning away. Once he was gone, Dominic turned me completely to face him.

“Even without my sight, I can feel how embarrassed you are,” he said.

I watched his raised hand slowly climb up until it touched my cheek. I wondered if he can feel how hot my face was.

“I am not myself,” I told him honestly.

“Why are you embarrassed?” he questioned.

What is there to say?

I am horrified at how I allow my hormones to take control of me. I clung to him like he was a second skin. There are so many reasons why this is wrong but the most glaring fact in all of this is that I want Dominic just as much as my wolf did. I wanted to climb this man and go everywhere with him and I have never felt that way before. Men have never been a focus of mine. I have always enjoyed my reading and studying. Now, I am stuck with something I can’t even find an answer to.

“I’m not. I’m just upset,” I told him the partial truth.

“Your heat will attract unwanted attention,” he explained to me for what seemed to be the hundredth time.

“You seem to be okay in my presence,” I countered.

“Are you looking at the right place?” he asked.

“What?” I frowned and then my gaze traveled downwards until it landed on the bulge in his pants.

“Oh,” I replied.

There is a nagging voice in my head that is screaming for me to hop on this man like there is no tomorrow. He is alarming big and it is leaving my wolf howling with joy inside of my head. I bit my bottom lip before turning my back on him.

Controlling my hormones is not an easy task, especially when I am presented with a very delicious menu right in front of me. I’m debating which part I am going to take a lick-stop!

Ok, who am I kidding...I can’t survive for the next six days like this. I needed to think, clear my head, and listen to reason.

One - Dominic is sexy.

Two - Dominic’s natural dominating presence is bewitching to my own beast’s instinct. She can sense someone who can match her power and she loves it. She wants to rub her body all over him and slide up and down his body just to provoke him.

Three - I didn’t want him to think I am a woman without principle.

The negative thing about all of this is that this mating between us is a farce but internally I know that this is no reason for me to say no to him because my parents know about this. Violet has told me that she didn’t want anything to do with Dominic. Dominic is mine...

“I-I think it is best if I go stay somewhere else,” I whispered out of nowhere.

There was a long pause before I felt the heat of his front emanating against my back. I looked up as soon as I saw his arms blocking me in. I spun on my feet again to see that we were in the same situation as we were earlier.

He lowered his face until his eyes were aligned with mine.

“Staying with you is not helping me. My wolf is hard to control. She wants you and I can’t stop her.” I scrambled to explain, tearing my eyes away from him and looking down at my feet.

“Your wolf?” he questioned, and I nodded.

“What does she want?” he took another step closer and with each irregular breath coming from me, my nipples rubbed against him through the thin tank top I had on. I am not sure if he knew what he was doing to me because he had on a suit and jacket-much thicker clothes than I am wearing. I pressed my back to the cool wall.

I might be a female Alpha but I am still a young female wolf compared to Dominic who is in his early thirties. My presence and aura compared to his are different. He is on a much higher level than me.

“Why don’t you let her out to play?” His voice turned deeper, throatier, and rougher-so different from what I am used to, but it still sends a shiver down my spine. It was then I realized his wolf was questioning me. I can’t believe that Dominic allowed him to take temporarily over without shifting.

I looked up in shock but immediately regretted it when I saw how his eye colors have changed. I can feel my wolf rising to the challenge. Fighting and clawing against the walls of my mind-wanting to escape the little box I have locked her in. I moved to push him away but as soon as he felt the heat of my hands, he flipped me onto the wall. My back now pressed with his front. I growled and tried getting out of his hold.

He leaned in slowly until I felt his lips against my ear. “You said your wolf wants us but what about you, Syringa?”

I gulped before pushing against him. He let me go this time. Opening the bedroom door, I ran inside and slammed it shut before I did something I might regret later.

A second later, his footsteps descending the stairs. I heard him calling out to Peyton and ordering food to be sent up but by a female maidservant. I am guessing Peyton didn’t leave because he knew Dominic will need help getting out of the house. A minute later, the front door opened.

I walked to the window and looked down to see that Peyton was helping him into the car and carrying Dominic’s briefcase. I watched the car drove away before slumping onto the ground. My heart was still beating rapidly in my chest.

Six days with an Alpha that my wolf is thinking of as a potential mate already. The way he spoke to her-to us-she has made it known to me that the second I let her out, she will be sinking her teeth into flesh and marking that Alpha as hers.

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