A/N: Some mature content ahead.
I gaze at Zeke's sleeping form and play with his long hair. My body is sore from our passionate mating. I smile thinking about it. I like seeing this wild side of Zeke. I watch him as he wakes up. His blue eyes meet mine before his face turns red, and he ducks it into his pillow. Why is my mate so cute?
"Good morning," I tell him. He mumbles into the pillow. "You want to wash up?" He nods his head without lifting it from his pillow. I laugh. "I'll wash up first."
I get out of bed and head to my bathroom. I take a quick shower before heading back to my shy mate. That should be enough time to let him compose himself. I find him sitting up in bed fiddling with the sheets. He looks at me in horror when he notices the marks on my body.
"I hurt you," he says.
"You didn't," I tell him.
"You're covered in bruises, and I did that to you." Without any hesitation, he climbs off the bed and grabs my hand. I don't even bother trying to stop him. He looks determined. His face goes red, and the scent of his arousal fills the air as he takes away my 'injuries.'
"Oh," he says looking down. "Now I feel guilty for healing you."
"You would've felt obligated to heal them no matter what I said," I tell him, lifting his face. "You had that look in your eyes."
"I'm s-. I'll try not to be so stubborn."
His eyes drop to my lips before slowly pressing his lips against mine. I waste no time returning his kiss. I move him back as we kiss, sitting him on the bed. I straddle him before lowering myself, taking his erect member in me. I'm so wet, he slides in easily. We both moan when I sink down completely. I rock my hips back and forth, setting a steady rhythm.
My breathing hitches as Zeke start trailing kisses along my jaw. He runs his hands down my back squeezing my ass. I moan, enjoying the feel of him inside of me and moving faster until we both find our release. He rests his head on my shoulder.
"Is it bad that I can't get enough of you," he asks. I run my fingers through his hair.
"It's not bad," I tell him as I feel his length hardening within me. I smile. "You should wash up and eat before your next wave hits."
He lifts his head and nods. I rise from him and sit on the bed. He quickly covers himself with his hands. Strange wolf. He really is, but I can't help but find his action adorable. Take him. We've spent the last several hours doing that. He needs to be fed first.
"D-do you have any clothes I can wear," he asks. With a wave of my hand, I fashion him a outfit made of snow.
"It'll melt off when you get in the water," I tell him. "And when you're dry, it'll reappear. The bathroom is right over there."
He goes into the bathroom. While he's in there, I take the time to cleans the bed. I look over the food cart. We have enough to last a couple of days. I throw on a robe. Zeke returns, still sporting an erection. I pat the bed next to me, and he joins me. I lean against him and hold a bite of food to his mouth.
"You want me to help you with your little problem," I ask him as I place a hand on his thigh. He stops chewing and stares at me.
"I-if you w-want," he says. I smile.
"It's not a question of whether I want, it's about what you want. So, mate, do you want me to help you?" He nods. I kneel between his legs, placing my hands on his thighs. I look him in the eyes. "Make sure you keep eating."
I dissolve his clothes just enough to expose his dick. I lean forward and take it into my mouth. Zeke hisses as I swirl my tongue around his scarred tip. I take more of him into my mouth, twisting my head as I suck him. I stop my motion when I realize he hasn't taken another bite. He makes a noise of protest. I hold back my smile. Teasing him is too much fun.
Didn't I tell you to eat, Zeke?
I am. He shudders before shoving a small bite of in his mouth. Please don't stop.
I resume what I was doing. I lick his entire length before taking all of it into my mouth. I bob my head. He moans, his body tenses as I move. I watch his face as he struggles to eat as I pleasure him. I move faster until I feel him spill against the back of my throat. I make sure to swallow every drop.
I release him from my lips with a pop before sitting next to him. I reset his clothes, enjoying the dazed look on his face. I hold a bite of food to his lips. He takes it in without any hesitation.
"I love you-r hair," he says. My eyes land on his face. I watch it go a light pink.
"I love your hair too," I tell him with a smile. He grabs my left hand and starts playing with my fingers. He's doing that thing he does when he wants to say something but isn't sure how to say it.
"What's running in that head of yours?"
"I feel like you haven't changed much since I met you. I-I was scared that once you turned 16 you would realize that you deserved a better mate and reject me. I'm glad you didn't, but sometimes you get this look in your eyes and I feel like I don't know anything about you." I wish I could go back in time and punch myself in the face for telling him stuff when I didn't know what I was talking about.
"What do you want to know?"
"I was born during a war. My kind was feuding against the faeries over a stupid reason I don't care to talk about. I remember my mother taking me with her when she interrogated prisoners. I think I was five at the time. She would let me join her when a prisoner was particularly tight lipped. I had a lot fun trying to figure out how to get them to talk." I rub my thumb against his fingers.
"That sounds a lot like torture."
"It was, and I was very good at it" Still am. Well, ,technically, Azula is but she has no problem sharing the skill. "A hundred years after that, the war finally came to an end, and I experienced my first death."
"Wait, a hundred years? How does aging work for you?"
"I'll keep aging until I turn 25, then I become the ageless phoenix that I am."
"So how old are you really?" I pause for moment, thinking about how to tell him. The clock on my age resets for every rebirth because with each death all the skill I've learned and all the power I acquired during my life degrade in some way. I'm fine with that because unlike most phoenixes, I have no problem depending on Azula. My phoenix doesn't lose any skill or power when I die, so in a way I have two ages simultaneously.
"I'm just 16, but if you add all the lives I've lived, I'm 642."
"That's really old." Gee, thanks Zeke. "I must seem very childish to you."
"Not at all."
"Really?" I nod. He says nothing for several moments. He fidgets with my hand again. "Uh, earlier I-I called you by the w-wrong name."
"Oh, that? If you feel more comfortable calling me Amethyst then go ahead and call me that."
"But you wanted me to call you Amay."
"As long as it is you calling me, it doesn't matter what name you call out."
"Really." I hold another bite of food to his lips.
Zeke's heat lasted three days in total. Afterward, I take him to my home within the pack so I can drive him home. I park my car in front of his house. I turn to Zeke.
"I have something for you," I tell him. He perks up.
"What is it," he asks.
"I hid it in my car, and you have to find it."
"How do I know if I found it or not?"
"It has your name on it."
"Oh. Can I have a hint where it could be?"
"Nope. While you're looking, I'm just going to head to your room. I think I left something behind from the last time I was here."
I step out of my car and head to the front door. I knock on it. Kate answers the door. She smiles when she sees me.
"Thank the moon," she says. "Is Zeke with you?"
"Yes," I answer. "He's in my car. He's searching for something. Do you mind helping him look for it?"
"Yeah, no problem."
She takes off just as I enter the house. I close the door and lock it behind me. Kate is the only family member I've ever heard Zeke speak positively about, not that he speaks negatively about his family. However, he does avoid talking about them which is enough to incriminate them in my opinion. I already know that his parents are shit, but it's his twin I'm not sure about. I find the rest of the family in the dining room.
"Hello," I say with a pleasant smile. "It has come to my attention that you have recently treated my mate like shit."
"Are you talking about that heat thing," my mate's twin asks. "He turned out alright, didn't he?"
"We didn't need that freak in this home while he was like, that," Zeke's father adds with a look of disgust. I push my aura against them. As dominant wolves, they can fight back but their auras are weak compared to mine. They all drop to their knees.
"You fucking endangered my mate with your actions, you idiot," I tell him. "If any wolf besides me had come across him, he would've been raped."
"That's nothing new." I grab him by the throat and slam him against the wall.
"Listen, you piece of shit, while Zeke is stuck in your house, you will treat him with the same courtesy and respect you give Kate. If I think for even one moment that you're not treating him right, I will kill your family, starting with your mate, then your daughter, and then you. Understood?" They're all silent. I squeeze his neck while pushing more of my aura onto them. They whimper. "Am I understood?"
"Yes," they all answer. I release Zeke's poor excuse of a father and pull back my aura.
"And those two outside aren't to know about this little conversation or I'll kill you."
I was lying to them, but they didn't need to know I had told Zeke I wasn't going to kill his father. You made no promise about his mother and twin. Technically, his mom and sister are fair game, but I can imagine his reaction if he found out I killed them or if they had "died" by some "freak accident". It would not be good. You're whipped. Shut up, so are you. Azula has been all 'take him, take him' when she could easily take control and mark him. We've finally mated but I don't think he's ready to be marked the way I would like to mark him.
I step out of the dining room and walk back to the front door. I unlock the door and open it just in time to see Kate reaching for the doorknob. She looks at me before pulling me into a hug.
"Thank you," she says, pressing her face into my shoulder. I hug her back but start to feel concerned when my shoulder starts to feel wet.
"What's wrong," I ask. She shakes her head.
"I'm just so happy. Don't mind me."
"If you say so."
"I'll just leave you two to whatever." She steps out of my arms and goes inside. Zeke walk up to me. He looks like he's trying not to cry. He's already wearing his gift. I had gotten him a watch with a custom wristband that has his name on it.
"Thank you," he says. I swear his eyes are sparkling with joy. Damn, I love me a happy Zeke. I pull him into a quick kiss.
"Anything for you," I tell him.
"Will I see you tomorrow?"
"I'll come in the afternoon."
"Alright." He grabs my hands. "I-I'll see you tomorrow."
"See you tomorrow." I smile at him as I continue to hold his hands. "I should probably go now."
"Yeah." Neither of us moves. I pull him into a long passionate kiss that leaves us both breathless by the end of it. Slowly, I pull my hands from his.
I sit on the floor of Topaz's room. Sapphire looks at me with a smirk on her face. I roll my eyes, sure of the words that are about to come out of her mouth. She bumps me with her shoulder.
"You got that look in your eyes," she says. "You got mate dick, didn't you?"
"Shut up," I tell her. "I'm not going to talking about my mate's dick with you."
"I'll go first to make it easier for you to share. Tyler's dick-"
"Fuck, we know Saph," Ruby yells. "You have the best mate in the world and you love fucking him. You don't have to rub it in our faces." The room falls into a tense silence. Did something happen while I was gone?
"Shit," Sapphire says before falling silent again. The triplets stare at each other silently. I figure that they're using their triplet bond to talk to each other. I glance over at Diamond. She scoots over to me and rests her head on my shoulder.
Feeling suspicious about her behavior, I check my element within her. I relax when I see she's just tired. I rejuvenate her.
You can heal?
I wouldn't call it healing but more of a manipulation of the water within you which can result in healing but not to the extent that Zeke can. She briefly give me an annoyed look before resting her head on my shoulder again.
They've been working you to the bone?
You're gonna make a great Beta one day.
I know. I smile.
Wow, the humility.
I know my worth, no point in sugar-coating it
"Now with that out of the way," Topaz starts. "The Oracle's word checked out. Frank is a good wolf." She glances at Diamond.
"So the way this pack is run is different from how our old pack was run," Diamond says. "This pack has four Betas. Each of them is responsible for a different section of the territory. Beta Frank's section has the largest amount of submissive wolves but only account for 10 percent of cases of abused or raped submissives. Neither has he abused or raped any she-wolf."
"How did you confirm that," I ask.
"Tyler looked into it," Sapphire answers. "Submissives talk to each other to keep themselves safe."
"Okay, it sounds like you have all your bases covered. So how much time do you need before you challenge him?"
"Before we end this meeting," Ruby starts. "We just want to let you know that we been hearing some weird rumors about Zeke."
"What kind of rumor," I ask.