Chapter Five: Tate’s Beautiful Mate
-Two Hours Earlier-
Tate carried Chelsea outside, without an incident. No one seemed to have noticed him disappear with the unclaimed Fated Mate. He kept walking, giving himself distance between himself and the building until he could no longer feel the effects of the Spell Enchantress.
“Okay, love. Here we go.” He said as he looked down at the fox in his arms.
She looked up at him and let out the cutest noise. He laid his forehead against hers, then vanished.
“I don’t have a house in the community yet.” He said as they landed in a small house on the outskirts of the Shifter Community. “I was going to get one when the wars started. But now that I have you…”
She blinked up at him and he smiled.
“It is safe for you to shift now.” He said as he moved to the couch in his small living room.
He set her on the couch, then backed away.
Chelsea watched the Vampire carefully. She hadn’t been able to smell what he was, in the club. But she can smell it now. But she knows she can trust him. He’s her mate.
She shifted and stretched out her arms and legs, then curled up into a ball.
“What’s wrong?” He asked as he knelt before her. “Did they hurt you?”
She shook her head and let out that cute noise he adored so much.
Tate examined her from head to toe and sighed with relief. Other than stripping her to her panties and bra, and putting her into a cage, they hadn’t hurt her.
“Chelsea?” He whispered.
Chelsea leaned forward and sniffed him. “Vampire.” She whispered.
He sighed. “Yes. I’m a Vampire. Sorry I couldn’t tell you back there. But no one could know.”
She nodded then leaned forward and wrapped her arms around his neck. “I hurt.” She whispered.
“Where?” He asked, his voice sounding a bit panicked.
She giggled. “Here.” She said as she took his hand and placed it on the crotch of her panties.
“Ah, fuck.” He mumbled.
She frowned. “Do you not want me, now that you know what I am?”
He shook his head. “What you are, does not bother me. You are my mate, no matter what. Like Daryl once said. I don’t care if you’re a Rhinoceros Shifter. You’re still mine.”
“Who is Daryl?” She asked as she looked into his eyes.
He smiled. “He’s the one who kept people away from us. He’s our Alpha.”
She frowned. “I don’t want an Alpha.”
He watched as fear filled her silver eyes. “It’s okay. He’s a good Alpha.”
She shook her head. “Alphas are bad…”
He kissed her, and she sighed as she wrapped her arms around his neck again and pulled herself closer to him.
Tate groaned as he pulled her back from him.
“Mate.” She whispered as she leaned forward and sniffed him. “Vampire.”
He chuckled. “Yeah, I’m just as surprised as you are, right now.”
She looked at him and he smiled.
“What happened to you, sweetling?”
She frowned. “My pack didn’t want me.”
His eyebrows furrowed. “Why not?”
“Because I am weak.” She whispered.
“How so?” He asked.
She smiled as she pressed herself against him again.
He sighed. If he was a Shifter, he would already be all over her. But he doesn’t want her to fear him, or their pack.
“Mother was a Fox.” She whispered.
“Okay. Wasn’t all of your pack, Foxes?”
She shook her head. “Wolves.”
He blinked. “How is that possible?”
She looked down and he tilted her head up to look into her eyes again.
“Chelsea.” He whispered.
She fidgeted, then leaned into him and sniffed his neck. “Mine.” She said softly.
He sighed as he wrapped his arms around her.
“Mate.” She said as she reached down and rubbed her hand against his crotch.
He took hold of her hand to stop her and she whimpered.
“What happened to your mother?”
“She was a slave.”
“What?” He asked with a growl as he backed away from her.
She squealed as she pulled back and hunkered back against the couch.
“I’m sorry, sweetling.” He said as he reached out to her. “What happened to your mother?”
“Father killed her because she did not give him a wolf son.” She whispered.
He growled and she shied away from him again.
“Don’t fear me, sweetling.” He said as he held his arms open to her.
She smiled as she crawled back into his embrace.
“Was she his mate?”
She shook her head. “No. She was his slave. He raped her and she got pregnant with me. When I was older, she could not give him any more pups, so he killed her. And found another slave, this one wolf. She gave him many wolf pups, lots of boys.”
“What did he do with you?” He asked softly.
She shook her head.
He sighed. “Did he touch…”
“He whipped me. I took my mother’s place. He hated me. I was weak, and he was strong. He was Alpha.”
Tate chuckled. The Goddesses do love to play with things, don’t they? A Fox with Alpha blood.
“You don’t have to ever worry about him again.” He said, then kissed her forehead. “Did anyone ever…mate with you?”
She shook her head. “The pack made him get rid of me. Said I was no good to even mate with.”
“I take it, you didn’t get any schooling.” He said as he leaned back and looked into her eyes.
She shook her head. “Mother taught me to read.”
He nodded. “Is this pack, the one that lives in the woods?”
She nodded vigorously and smiled. “I liked to hide in the woods. When Alpha was angry with me. I stayed in a tree trunk until someone found me.” She frowned and he kissed the side of her mouth.
She moaned as she leaned into him. “Please.”
He closed his eyes. He knows he should claim her, but after that kind of story, what kind of beast would that make him?
“Please.” She cried as she got on her knees and pressed herself against him.
He groaned as he grabbed her ass cheeks.
She moaned as she tilted her head back to give him access to her neck.
“You look so good.” He said with a low growl.
“I hurt.” She said, then made the noise he loved so much.
“You’re temptation on a platter.” He said, then sank his teeth into her neck.
Not his Vampire teeth, oh no, he would never do that to his mate. He gently nipped at her neck, then sucked on the skin until he left his mark. She moaned as she held his head to her as he kissed across her throat.
“I may be a weak Shifter, but I am a strong woman. Please.” She said as she pulled his head closer to her throat.
He groaned as he licked her throat. “I don’t want to hurt you.” He whispered.
She moved and wrapped her legs around his hips. “The only thing that’s hurting me, is my mate not claiming me.” She said as she pressed her crotch against his.
He moaned as he took her mouth in a searing kiss.
“Please.” She begged as she started unbuttoning his shirt.
He groaned as he ripped his shirt open. Anxious to feel her body against his skin.
“Chelsea.” He whispered against her throat.
A shiver ran down her spine. She has never felt this before. She wanted him, so much, her body was aching.
“Tate.” She said with a moan.
Soon they were both stripped of their clothes and lying on the couch, facing each other.
“You’re so beautiful.” He whispered as he stroked her hair.
She smiled at him as she touched his face. “When were you turned into a Vampire?”
She was so curious about this man, this Vampire, who is her mate.
He chuckled. “I wasn’t.” He said, then kissed her.
She moaned as she pressed herself against him. “But you are a Vampire?”
He nodded. “I was born one.”
She pulled back and blinked at him. “But I thought Vampires have to be bitten.”
He nodded. “The Goddesses made it possible for me to be born.”
“Wow.” She whispered. “But why?”
He shrugged. “I thought it was to be the Guardian of the Fated Mates. But apparently, they wanted me to be one as well.” He said with a grin.
She smiled. “For me.”
He chuckled, then kissed her nose. “For you.”
“But you’re so sweet.”
He smiled. “It’s part of being what I am. I was born a Vampire, so I don’t crave blood as bitten Vampires do.”
“But if they have to be bitten, then how were they created?”
He chuckled as he kissed her furrowed brow. “You will have to ask the Goddesses that. But from what I understand. It was an accident, that they decided not to fix.”
“No more talking.” He said, then kissed her.
She moaned as she pressed her nakedness against his.
“I’ve gotta have you.” He grumbled.
She smiled. “Yes.”
He smiled back as he moved over top of her and pulled her under him. She looked up at him as he positioned himself between her legs. His hand slid down her body and between them. He found her clit without any trouble, and she arched into his touch.
It didn’t take him long to get her off. She cried out as her body vibrated under him. He chuckled when she bit down on his shoulder.
“That good, huh?” He asked with a grin.
She smiled against his shoulder. “Never had one before.”
He groaned as he kissed her shoulder. That was such a turn on.
“Please.” She begged as she moved her hips to press herself against him.
He sighed, then took hold of her hips and pushed forward. It took all of his strength of will to not plunge himself into her.
“Oh, God.” She cried against him. “More.”
He chuckled. “I don’t want to hurt…”
Before he could finish his sentence, she plunged herself onto his cock, to the hilt.
She screamed as he groaned.
“Are you okay?” He asked as he lifted his head and looked down at her.
She grinned up at him. “I told you, I’m not a weak woman.”
He smiled, then took hold of her hips and lifted her up so he could fill her even more. If that was possible.
She moaned when he hit a spot that made sparks flash in her mind, blurring her vision.
“Chelsea.” He said with a moan as he began moving inside her.
“Faster.” She begged.
He grunted as he picked up speed. When she asked for deeper, he turned his hips and pushed himself deeper inside her. When she asked for harder, he grabbed her ass and lifted her off the couch, and slammed into her as hard as he could, without hurting her. She may be a strong woman, but he’s ten times stronger than her.
“Tate!” She cried out as her body exploded with sensations.
“Fuck!” He growled when she tightened around him. She was tight enough already, but to feel her orgasm around his cock…
“More.” She said with a groan when she came down from her high.
He chuckled. “As you wish.” He said, then lifted her up with him as he sat on the couch.
She straddled his legs and looked into his eyes.
He smiled as he grabbed her ass and lifted her up, then slammed her down on his cock.
She cried out as her head tilted back with ecstasy.
With a grin, he leaned forward and took her pink nipple into his mouth.
“Mmm.” She moaned as he suckled on her breast.
“You’re so wonderfully soft.” He whispered.
She smiled. “You’re so wonderfully hard.”
He chuckled, then lifted her up and slammed her down again.
“Oh, God.” She groaned.
“Yeah.” He said against her throat.
He smirked, then lifted her up and slammed her down on his cock again. He did it five more times before he stopped with a growl and flipped them back down onto the couch.
“I’m close.” He said as he kissed up her neck.
“Close?” She asked as she turned her head to give him better access to her neck.
“Mmm.” He said against her throat. “When I cum, we’re going to go through some crazy ass pain.”
She blinked as she turned her head to face him.
“It’s part of being Fated Mates. We will be marked by the Goddesses.” He informed her.
“You mean like those scars Shar and the others have?”
He nodded. “Yes. It’s part of the bonding ritual.”
“And it hurts?” She asked, her eyes squinting at him.
He nodded. “It hurts. A lot. But I’ll be here with you, through the whole thing.”
She smiled. “Okay.”
He chuckled. “That didn’t take much.”
She shrugged. “You’re the first person I’ve trusted since my mother died.”
He growled softly as he nipped at her bottom lip, and she made the cute sound he has come to adore so much.
“Now, I don’t think I’ll knot. Because Vampires can’t have kids.”
“But your parents did.” She said with a grin.
He chuckled. “Yes. But that was different…”
“I don’t see how.” She whispered, then nipped at his ear lobe.
“Chelsea.” He choked out, then began moving inside her again.
“Yes.” She breathed as she arched into him.
He took hold of her hands and pressed his wrists to hers. He picked up speed and pushed into her deeper and harder. When her body shattered beneath him and her pussy clamped down on his cock, he felt himself let go. He felt his seed leave his cock and fill her. When he felt a strange sensation at her entrance he paused in his movements, then she screamed, and he felt the searing pain in his wrists and grunted.
He kissed her until the pain subsided. When the pain was gone, he moved and found that he could not leave her warmth. Fuck, the Goddesses did it again.
She giggled when she felt the strange sensation in her pussy; as if someone had shoved a cork in her.
“I guess that’s the knotting?” She asked with a grin as she wiggled her hips beneath him.
He grunted. “The Goddesses are fucked up in the head.”
“So, they did make you knot.” She said with a half giggle half snort.
He looked into her eyes and shook his head as he laughed. “That’s not me, sweetling.”
She blinked up at him.
He chuckled as he gently kissed her lips. “That’s you, preventing me from leaving.”
“So…I’m knotted?” She asked, bewildered.
He smiled as he kissed her nose. “As I said, the Goddesses are fucked up in the head. One too many screws loose.”
She smiled up at him. “But doesn’t it mean that I will have your pup?”
He smiled down at her. “I guess it does.”
“Mm.” She said with a nod. “Quarter Fox, quarter Wolf, and half Vampire.” She said, then broke into fits of giggles.
He smiled to see her laugh like that. She’d been so sad before they’d fucked.
He looked at his wrists and grinned.
She looked up to see what he was looking at and sucked in her breath. “They’re incredible.”
He nodded. “We are bound for life.”
She smiled. “I can live with that.”