Chapter One: His Dream Lover
(DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ BOOKS ONE, TWO, THREE & FOUR) -Her Shifter Bodyguard / Shifter On Ice / The Shifter Bar / Bearing the Shifter
Pearl Owens took a deep breath. It’s time, and she’s more nervous than she’s ever been in her life. And she’s almost a thousand years old. She shouldn’t be nervous. Pearl has known for years that this day was coming. She has always known who her mate is and even made love to him in their dreams.
Yes, their dreams.
She smiled to herself. When she discovered her mate, she’d found her way into his dreams. He’s never fully seen her face, but he knows her body. And he’s a fantastic lover. She’s almost shown herself to him just so she could feel him inside her outside their dreams—but it wasn’t time.
Now, she needs his help finding a Fated Mate couple. And it happens to be the one the brothers are looking for, too. She can use their help, and they can use hers.
She took a deep breath as she opened the doors to The Kraftman Brothers Security building. She could hear his voice above his brothers as she walked in.
They were gathered around a long table, going through different papers and maps. Pearl knew they were looking for Josie’s sister, and she wanted to help. Because if she helped them, they could help her.
The men stopped talking and sniffed the air.
Pearl sighed. Yes, she knows they can smell her now. It’s her turn to bond with her mate. So, she now smells like an unclaimed mate. She’d blocked it the other times she’d met up with these shifters, but she no longer needs to block it. It was finally time, and when she saw him, her heart skipped a beat.
“Pearl,” Dustin said with a smile when he saw her. He sniffed the air again and frowned. “Don’t tell me….”
Pearl smiled with a soft laugh. “Sorry, Dustin. I had to hide it; it wasn’t my time yet.”
Dustin nodded. He understood because she’d told him and the other mated couples about her dreams. That each one had their time of being mated.
“She’s the witch?” Daryl asked, his eyes open wide.
“Pearl, why are you here?” Dominic asked, studying her.
Pearl took a deep breath. “For two things,” she said, watching them.
These brothers are good men. They know she’s an unclaimed mate, yet they make no move toward her. They know she’s not theirs… well, except one…
He’d already be all over her if she hadn’t placed her sunglasses on before coming inside. Which is something she can’t wait to happen. She has longed for him for hundreds of years—knowing she couldn’t have him—not yet.
“What is it?” Dustin asked, folding his arms over his broad chest.
She took in a deep breath. “First, I know who you’re looking for, and I’d like to help.”
“Why?” Drezden, the shyer of the brothers, asked.
“Because she’s a Fated Mate like her twin.”
The guys looked at each other and grinned.
“I knew it.” Dominic chuckled.
“And the other thing I’m here for is to finally claim what is mine.” She took her sunglasses off and looked straight at her mate.
The growl that vibrated through the room had the other four men looking at their brother, who’d growled.
“Mine,” he said as he climbed onto the table and walked across it.
Pearl watched her mate jump off the end of the table, and before any of his brothers could stop him, he rushed at her and slammed her against the wall.
It didn’t hurt; she never really felt much pain.
But it was the most exciting thing to happen to her. He’s even more aggressive in the real world than in their dreams.
He sniffed her, and she moaned as she tilted her head back.
“Mother Fucker!” one of his brothers bellowed.
But she didn’t give them much attention. She finally has what she wants. Her mate.
“I don’t think we’ll get him off her. Let’s take this to the other room,” one of them said.
Pearl could hear them shuffling papers, but she ignored it as she looked into her mate’s silver eyes.
“I know you,” he said, his head pulling back to look into her green eyes.
She smiled at him. “Yes,” she whispered.
He pressed his hard cock against her, and she moaned.
“You come to me in my dreams,” he whispered.
She nodded. Of course, he doesn’t recognize her face but knows her scent and body. He can smell her, even around her Fated Mate scent, just as she can smell him.
“I have trouble with fucking other women because of you,” Dylan growled.
She grinned. “That was the purpose of it. Did you think I wanted my mate fucking others?”
He chuckled. “You really are a witch, aren’t you?”
She sighed when his hand touched her breast over the top of her clothes. “No more talking.” He grabbed the hem of her dress and pulled it up to her hips.
With a feral growl, his hands were instantly on her thighs.
“I need to fuck you.”
She smiled. “Why do you think I’m here?”
He groaned. “My brothers are going to be so jealous,” he said.
She was quickly off her feet, her legs wrapped around his hips.
“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” she said, wrapping her arms around his neck.
“You are a tormentor,” he grunted as he kissed her.
She moaned against his mouth. His kiss was even better in the real world.
“I’ve looked for you,” he said as he lifted his head. “I go everywhere every night looking for my mate. And deep inside, I knew it was you. The woman from my dreams.”
She sighed when his hand moved between them.
When he found she wasn’t wearing panties, he growled. “You really were ready for me, weren’t you?”
She nodded. “I knew what I was walking into, and I came prepared.”
He snorted. “You sure?” he asked as he unfastened his pants to let his cock out. “Because I’m pretty sure real life is different than dreams,” he said as he thrust upward and entered her, making them both cry out in pleasure.
“Dylan!” she cried out before he covered her mouth with his.
“Fucking hell,” he groaned.
“Oh, Gods,” she cried.
“You feel better than anything I’ve ever felt.” He started moving so hard and fast that they almost fell over.
“More,” she cried out.
He grinned as he pulled her arms from around his neck and laced his fingers with hers. She watched as he moved their arms above her head and pinned them to the wall.
“Already?” she asked with a smirk.
“Don’t worry,” he said, kissing her. “I’m not finished with you yet.”
She cried out when he slammed deep and hard into her.
Dylan Kraftman couldn’t believe he’d finally found his mate. And it’s the beautiful woman from his dreams. He’d never looked into her eyes in his dreams, and he never got a good look at her face, but it was enough, and he knew her body like the back of his hand. Every mark, every freckle. How her nipples puckered when he blew on them, how her pussy vibrated when he fucked her.
But this time, out in the real world, his cock deep inside her was better than any dream could ever be.
And she’s gorgeous. And a witch. Explained how she got into his dreams. How many times had he wished he could find his secret dream lover?
And now, here she is, against this wall, while he fucked the shit out of her, and about to burst inside her and finally bond with his mate.
“Dylan,” she moaned when he started to move faster.
“Pearl,” he whispered as he felt his body tense.
“Fuck!” she hollered. “Not yet!”
He felt the sensations settle and grunted.
“Witch,” he whispered, and she grinned.
He actually liked that she had control over him like that. It made sex more exciting… “Fuck,” he moaned as his body started to tense again, ready to release his seed deep inside her.
“Oh, Gods,” she moaned. “Yes, now,” she cried out.
Dylan felt her tighten around him as her own release took her.
“Fucking hell,” he groaned, her pussy strangling his cock.
He came harder than he’s ever cum in his life. And he’s been fucking for more than sixty years.
’The knotting isn’t too uncomfortable.’ Pearl thought as she wiggled and felt it pull a little.
When the searing pain hit, her breath caught, for even she felt the pain of it. She cried out but didn’t scream.
“The others weren’t exaggerating.” Dylan closed his eyes against the searing pain in his wrists.
She nodded. “It’s horrible.”
Dylan lifted his head and looked at his mate. “You’re not screaming.”
She smiled. “Witches have a very high pain tolerance—like a shifter.”
He nodded with a wide grin. “I’ll keep that in mind.”
They sucked in a breath when the white sensation flowed through their bodies.
“Wow,” she breathed. “Now that’s incredible.”
He chuckled. “That’s a shot to my ego.”
She grinned at him. “You were incredible, and you know it. Do I really need to inflate your ego?”
He shook his head. “Nah.”
She kissed him, and they made out as their bonding pumped power through them, and his knot started to soften.
When thirty minutes was up, she slid down his legs, and his cock popped out of her with a loud pop.
Pearl snorted when she heard the pop of his cock leaving her pussy. She wasn’t even close to being satisfied. She sucked in a shocked breath when he spun her to face the wall and pinned her against it.
“I told you I wasn’t finished with you.” He yanked her skirt back up.
“Dylan,” she moaned.
“I remember everything, Pearl,” he said in her ear. “Every touch, every kiss, every fuck,” he said the last word with a growl.
“So do I,” she panted with a moan.
“I even remember how much you like this,” he said as he slapped her ass cheek, then spread her open and entered her tight little hole—so effortlessly. Their bodies shivered together when he entered her. “Fuck yes,” he groaned as sensations exploded through his body.
“Don’t stop there,” she said, panting and wanting more.
“Oh, believe me, I’m not,” he said as he started to pound her.
“Dylan!” she cried out, her pussy juices dripping down her thighs.
“Fuck, your ass feels even better than in our dream,” he said with a loud moan.
“Fuck me,” she cried out.
“You’ve got it.” He started pounding her tight little ass as hard as he could. He took hold of her hands and pinned her arms to the wall on either side of her head.
They could feel their bonding strengthening them as they fucked.
“I’m going to fuck you every day and every night,” he whispered into her ear.
“You better,” she breathed.
“And you’re going to answer my questions, like… How the fuck did you get into my dreams?”
She chuckled. “Later, my love, later.”
He grunted. “Your ass is incredible.” He squeezed her hands.
“Keep fucking me,” she panted.
“Don’t worry, I plan to,” he said, kissing her cheek.
“Oh, God,” she whimpered, then cried out as an orgasm exploded through her body.
He grunted. Even her ass tightens when she orgasms. “Fuck, I’m going to cum,” he called out before he exploded inside her.
“How long does it take to fuck!?” Dustin bellowed as he entered the room.
Dylan chuckled as he kissed the side of Pearl’s neck, then turned from her, his cum dripping out of her ass and down his cock.
“No knotting?” Dustin asked, a bit concerned that his brother just cockblocked some fucker out there. They hadn’t heard any screaming, and it had worried them. And now his brother just popped out of her without knotting.
“Already did that.” Dylan grinned.
“You already bonded?” Dustin asked with a raised eyebrow.
Dylan nodded as he pushed himself back into his pants.
Pearl had already shoved her skirt down and was turning to smile at Dustin.
“Don’t worry.” Pearl walked over to her new brother. “It’s done.” She held her wrists out to him.
She watched Dustin take hold of her wrists and look at them, then up at her face.
“We didn’t hear you scream.”
Pearl nodded. “Witches have a high tolerance to pain, like shifters.”
“But… he didn’t knot,” Dustin said, pointing to Dylan.
Dylan chuckled as he walked up to them and placed his arm over Pearl’s shoulders. “We already went through the knotting.”
“But… you pulled out….”
“I was in her ass,” Dylan said, and Pearl elbowed him in the gut.
Dylan chuckled and kissed her temple.
“No knotting there?” Dustin asked, his eyebrows furrowing.
Pearl smiled. “Not with women. The knotting is to give our mates a cub. The back end is for fun.” Her smile transformed into a grin.
“Pain tolerance,” Dustin said with a nod as if he just realized why it had been so easy for them to fuck like that just after their first coupling.
“Okay, your brothers can come out now,” Pearl said, nodding toward the hall.
“All clear!” Dustin called out.
The others came into the room and stared at the newly mated couple.
“Let me see,” Daryl said, holding his hand out to Pearl.
Pearl smiled as she held her wrist out to him, so he could see the markings.
Daryl took hold of her wrist, studied the markings, then nodded and let go. “Congrats,” he mumbled before he turned and walked away from them.
Dylan chuckled as he pulled Pearl to his side.
“Okay, boys,” Pearl said with a wide grin. “Other than claiming my mate, I’m also here to help you find Josie’s twin.”
All five brothers looked at her.
“You know who she is?” Dylan asked.
She nodded. “Yes, I have for a while. But it wasn’t time to tell anyone. You gotta remember, even if I get a dream, it doesn’t mean it’s time to share.”
“But now it is?” Dominic asked.
Pearl looked at him. “Yes. Now it is. Because they’re looking for us while we’re looking for them.”
“They?” the brothers asked at the same time.
Pearl smiled. “She and her mate and a couple of friends are heading toward us, but they have no idea where we are. They have a guide, but she doesn’t know everything, just what she was told a while back about her role as the twin’s guardian.”
“Do you know Josie’s sister’s name?” Dominic asked.
Pearl nodded as she looked at her new brother. “Maddy Trenton.”