Until Dawn

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CHAPTER 15 - LILAC

It started raining outside out of nowhere. The sound was almost soothing as I writhed in bed in a mixture of pain and pleasure. This heat was like a furnace in my body. My skin was drenched in sweat and I have stripped down to my bra and cheeky underwear.

The sun has set over the horizon already. It was dark and gloomy outside. The beast inside of me is caterwauling. She wants out and I’m getting a bad headache from just trying to block her.

This has never happened before and I’m terrified. It was like someone had kick started this heat and had short circuited the off switch.

In the past heat cycles, I was able to manage with cool baths and with a fan running. Sometimes I’ll give in and touch myself but otherwise, I managed. Now though, I couldn’t. Nothing was working and I’m exhausted.

He told me he will be home by five, but it is already getting past eight in the evening. Slowly, I got up from bed. My legs shaking from the overwhelming waves of heat that has been hitting me for the past three hours. I closed my eyes and focused on breathing through my nose.

I haven’t eaten since lunch. The maidservant brought up dinner for me and it was sitting by the table that Dominic sat on while eating my cheese less grilled sandwich the other day. The memory seemed so distant now. So many things have happened within just a week of coming here.

I sat down and looked at the food in front of me. The maid had brought up some lasagna and steamed broccoli with some garlic bread on the side. It smells amazing but the heated pulsing between my legs is distracting me from enjoying this meal completely.

I began eating bits by bits. Gulping down a glass of water she got me in seconds. After I finished, I glanced at the cup almost longingly. I wished she gave me another cup of water.

I was halfway finished with my meal when I heard the wheels of a car pulling up the rounded driveway. My heart thumped harder in my chest and suddenly I am feeling a little claustrophobic. Dropping the fork onto the plate, I stood up as soon as I heard the door opened. His voice reaches my ears and I gulped while staring at the door as if he was about to enter.

Footsteps.

He is coming up the stairs, but my feet remained rooted to the floor.

I couldn’t dash for the closet or the bathroom. I fought and pushed but nothing. A whimper passed my lips as soon as I heard his footsteps stop in front of the bedroom door.

"Syringa,” he said from the other side before he twisted the doorknob and opened the door.

I didn’t respond. He stood in the doorway with a tilt of his chin. I watched him sniff the air. I have been in this room all day. It is probably reeks of my stench and hormones. He couldn’t pin where I was. I can see it in his eyes.

My eyes skimmed over his weary attire-rolled up sleeves and unkempt midnight hair that looks like he has run his hands through it multiple times. My wolf loved the sight. She wanted to go all barbaric on him. Ripping his clothes off, tossing him onto the bed, and licking every inch of him. She made sure I knew it too.

I watched a frown marred his handsome face before wrinkles touched his forehead. He was confused, and my room was pitch dark. There was no light. No way of him finding me. I heard lightning in a distance.

He took a step inside the room and closed the door. His hand reaching for the light switch that is right next to the door. With a flick of his finger, light illuminated the room. His eyes scanned the room until it stopped on me.

“Syringa?” He had to make sure it was me.

“It’s me,” I responded but my voice came out almost hoarse.

His stiff shoulders relaxed before he took a few more steps and stood before me. I took a large step back unable to trust the proximity and my will power. My hand coming up to press against his right chest. He stopped and looked down at where I was touching him.

“You need to leave,” I whispered. “I can’t do this. With you looking like a man ready for sex and me being all hormonal and stuff.”

He looked up and a smirk touched his lips.

Oh, baby Jesus, what about his smile that leaves me speechless and wanting to hump him.

“What?” His face broke and he started chuckling. It was then I realized that I had just said my thoughts. My wolf has purposely pushed those thoughts out of my mouth. I slapped my hand over my mouth.

“Did you just say you want to hump me?” he laughed.

“Stop laughing at me,” I growled and tried to get away from him but he wrapped an arm around my waist and pulled my back up against his front.

The second he felt that I was in nothing but underwear and bra, I heard his sharp inhale. The laughter dying on his lips.

“Why are you naked?” he questioned, angry now.

“What?” I replied.

“Why are you naked?" he snapped once again, “Is there someone else in this room?”

Someone else...the only person who dares to enter is him. Everybody else has remained outside since capturing me and tossing me back upstairs.

“I’m the only person in this room besides you,” I pointed out to him.

I felt him relax behind me but I was anything but relaxed. It popped up in my mind that he must have thought I had another man in the room. This infuriated me. Replacing the desires almost immediately. I stepped away from him.

“You thought I had someone else in this room?” I accused.

“No-I mean-yes, I did but I realize what I am saying. I’m sorry,” he apologizes while shaking his head, trying to clear his thoughts.

“I’m not that kind of person,” I snapped.

He sighed and began unbuttoning his shirt.

“Wait, what are you doing?” I watched each button come undone like a kitten eyeing a ball of yarn.

“I need clothes to change into.” He unbuttoned the last one that was closest to his belly button before pulling the material out of his pants.

“Don’t do it in here!” I exclaimed in horror.

I swear my body and mind were contradicting. Happy, lustful, angry-all in under a few minutes. I slapped a hand over my eyes and turned away from him.

He sighed once again before I heard him walking to the closest to grab some clothes. He didn’t argue but it could be the fact that he has been working all day and would rather avoid an argument with me. He left the room shortly after. I collapsed onto the ground.

Suddenly, another searing pain licked my stomach. I fell onto the bed again. How is it that when he stood in presence, I was almost okay. The heat wasn’t that bad and I could almost think but now, I am all over the place.

Rolling onto my stomach, I curled up into a ball and allowed the pain to spread all over my body. It felt like needles pin pricking my skin from all over.

I felt him relax behind me but I was anything but relaxed. It popped up in my mind that he must have thought I had another man in the room. This infuriated me. Replacing the desires almost immediately. I stepped away from him.

“You thought I had someone else in this room?” I accused.

“No-I mean-yes, I did but I realize what I am saying. I’m sorry,” he apologizes while shaking his head, trying to clear his thoughts.

“I’m not that kind of person,” I snapped.

He sighed and began unbuttoning his shirt.

“Wait, what are you doing?” I watched each button come undone like a kitten eyeing a ball of yarn.

“I need clothes to change into.” He unbuttoned the last one that was closest to his belly button before pulling the material out of his pants.

“Don’t do it in here!” I exclaimed in horror.

I swear my body and mind were contradicting. Happy, lustful, angry-all in under a few minutes. I slapped a hand over my eyes and turned away from him.

He sighed once again before I heard him walking to the closet to grab some clothes. He didn’t argue but it could be the fact that he has been working all day and would rather avoid an argument with me. He left the room shortly after. I collapsed onto the ground.

Suddenly, another searing pain licked my stomach. I fell onto the bed again. How is it that when he stood in presence, I was almost okay. The heat wasn’t that bad and I could almost think but now, I am all over the place.

Rolling onto my stomach, I curled up into a ball and allowed the pain to spread all over my body. It felt like needles pins pricking my skin from all over.

I don’t think I will be getting any sleep tonight. I rolled and tossed around in bed for the longest time before I finally fell asleep through exhaustion but it was short lived because I woke up with another painful cry. My body arching off the bed and the pain in my head pounding so bad that my hands went to my head. It felt like I was being crushed.

From a distant, through the blood that is pumping through my ear drums and pain that was taking my whole attention, I heard the bedroom swing open.

The bed dipped and I felt his hands wrap around my cheeks. He shook me gently before his hands wrapped around my wrists and tugged my hands away from my head.

I can feel how frantic he was but all I could hear was the loud thumping in my head. I whimpered and tried to move away from him but he wrapped his arms around me and cradled my head into his chest. I felt his chest rumbled as if he was shouting. His arms slid down my body and pulled me close.

I told him to stop and leave me alone. I am in too much pain. His chest rumbled again but I couldn’t hear what he said. Soft lips pressed to the top of my head and I shook my head weakly.

I told him if he was talking to me that I couldn’t hear him. I can’t hear anything. His chest rumbled again before I felt him lift me up. My body bouncing up and down creating a new kind of pain. I cried out and buried my face into his neck. I bit my lip until it bled. His chest rumbled once again and I can tell he wasn’t too happy with someone.

I felt something prick the inside of my arm were my vein was. A cold fluid swimming from that central point to all over my body. It tackled the heat inside of me and cooled my body down in under a minute. The ringing and thumping in my ears disappeared but the pain in my head was still there.

“She needs to let her out,” an unfamiliar voice ordered, “Alpha, I mean it when I say this, she can’t take on her beast. It will kill her. Her human form is not mature enough for the grown Alpha beast inside of her. She needs to stop controlling her and let her out. I can’t believe it though. A beast this strong but for her to fight it for this long--unbelievable.”

Out? Is he out of his mind?

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