Chapter 29 [Part 1]
When I spoke those words, I immediately regretted saying them. Li looked at me in confusion before asking
“I think I have another mate,” I said.
This made Li angry and he looked hurt, his arms around me tightened.
“Mine,” Li said firmly in my ear.
“I’m yours,” I agreed.
“Don’t say that again Sage, it hurt. I am your one and only mate ok?” Li made clear.
“Good girl,” Li said as his hold on me loosened and he kissed my cheek which gave me tingles. Then he kissed my lips, I kissed him back. I feel hurt but it’s not coming from me, it’s from Jaime. He can feel this, I can’t believe I hurt him. I had to pull away from Li.
“What’s wrong? Why did you pull away?” Li asked.
“I’m just tired,” I said before giving Li a hug which he instantly returned.
“Sage I have to go back to Danny’s,” Li told me.
“Then why did you come back?” I asked.
“I missed you,”
“Yes,” Li confirmed with a blush.
“Aww! That’s so sweet, I missed you too,” I smiled.
Li blushed, I pinched his cheek softly and he blushed even more.
“Ok I’m gonna go now,” Li said, he gave me a soft kiss on my lips and left.
I went downstairs and Jaime was sitting on the couch, I sat next to him but he took my hand and held it.
“Jaime..........,” my voice trailed off.
“Did you tell him?” Jaime asked.
“Did I tell him what?”
“That we are mates,”
“I tried to, I told him I have another mate but he told me not to say it again because he is my one and only mate,”
“You could have made him believe,”
“I couldn’t have, he looked so hurt and I didn’t like it,” I admitted. I love Li and I hate hurting him. I can’t bare it.
“What about me? You hurt me too. Every time you touch him my heart hurts,” Jaime said as he put a hand over his heart.
“I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do,” I apologised.
“There is one thing you can do that will make me feel no pain if you touch him,” Jaime surprised me.
“And what’s that?” I asked curiously. If there’s a way to stop hurting Jaime then I should go for it shouldn’t I?
“Mark me,” Jaime said simply.
“What?” I asked in surprise. I can’t mark Jaime. It will mean I have two mates then but I can’t possibly have two mates can I?
“If I mark you then Li will feel it, he’ll find out and kill you,” I shuddered at the thought.
“He won’t feel anything because I am supposed to be your other mate,” Jaime disagreed and his words made me consider marking him.
“What if he sees the mark?” I asked.
“He won’t. I’ll make sure that he doesn’t,”
“If I mark you then you’ll have to mark me and then Li will know because he will see your mark on me,”
“Then I won’t mark you,” Jaime decided.
“You will if I mark you, you will be restless until you mark me,” I said knowingly.
“Then you have to tell him so I can mark you,”
“He won’t listen,”
“Then I’ll tell him,”
“I don’t think that’s a good idea,” I said.
“He’ll get hurt again,”
“He’ll be fine once he knows it’s me who’s your mate. I’m his brother, I’m sure he won’t mind sharing you with me,”
“Please. I love Li and don’t want to lose him, don’t tell him-” I began to say.
“Don’t tell me what?” Li asked as he came out of nowhere.
“Nothing,” I said quickly.
“He needs to know,” Jaime commented.
“No,” I disagreed. Li can’t know.
“Guys what’s going on?” What aren’t you telling me? Sage tell me,” Li urged.
“I told you before,”
“No you didn’t,” Li shook his head.
“I did and you told me to not say it again because it hurt,”
“Oh not that again,” Li said in an annoyed voice as her remembered what I meant.
“Yes Li we need to talk about this, I have another mate,”
“No you don’t,”
“Yes she does,” Jaime said and Li gave him a dirty look.
“Jamie stay out of this, it has nothing to do with you”
“It has everything to do with me,” Jamie refused to back down and I grew worried.
“What are you talking about?” Li asked.
“I’m her other mate,” As Jaime finished speaking, Li grew defensive, he had me pinned against the wall before I realised.
“Mine,” Li hissed angrily.
“She’s mine too,” Jaime added.
“No I won’t share what’s mine,”
“You will,” Jaime argued.
“No chance,” Li didn’t let me go.
“Why won’t you share her with me? We’re brothers, we’ve always shared everything,”
“Not this time, I won’t share her. I don’t want to lose her again, it would kill me,”
“Li you will never lose her, we live together and can make this work,” Jaime assured his brother. “We can all be happy together,”
“No I won’t share her, never,” Li vowed.
“Li,” I finally spoke.
“Yes my love,” Li’s eyes softened as they gazed into mine.
“He’s my mate too,”
“No he’s not,”
“He is,” I insisted.
“There’s no proof,”
“Then shouldn’t we get some proof?” Jaime asked.
“No we don’t need proof. Love your only my mate not his,” Li glared at Jaime.
“But-” Jaime began to speak.
“I don’t want to talk about this anymore, it hurts too much,” Li interrupted.
“What about how much this is hurting me? She’s my mate too, how do you think I feel seeing you so close to her all the time?” Jaime demanded.
“Wait...... How are you so sure that you’re her other mate?”
“I held her hand and we both felt sparks. I also fell in love with her the moment I first saw her,” Jaime explained and Li was furious. I shook my head. The only part he heard was the holding hands part.
“How dare you touch my mate, you have no right and for all I know you’re lying about being her other mate because your in love with her,” Li accused his brother.
“Why would I lie?” Jaime raised an eyebrow.
“To take her away from me,” Li replied.
“I would never take her away from you,”
“You wouldn’t?” Lincoln asked unsurely.
“Of course not, you love each other and if I took her away from you then you’d both be unhappy. I don’t want that,”
“Really,” Jaime confirmed.
Li was silent for a few minutes, he was in deep thought.
“Maybe we could find out what’s going on because she can’t have two mates,” Li finally said.
“Ok but how?” Jaime asked.
“We need to pay someone a visit,”
“Who?” I asked.
“The Blood Witch,” Li replied.
“Who’s that?” I asked curiously.
“She’s the one who came up with mates, it’s up to her who’s mates with who. She’ll be able to tell us what the hell is going on here,” Li told me.
“Ok, when are we going?”
“We’ll go tomorrow,” Li decided and I sighed. I have a feeling things are going to get alot more complicated.