Chapter 9 [Part 2]
I woke up the next morning beside Li who was still fast asleep. Aww! He looks so cute. I want to pinch his cheek but that could wake him up so instead I stroked his cheek, this made Li blush which meant he wasn’t asleep like I’d thought he was. I pressed my lips to his which made him blush more. I removed my lips from his but he brought them back together and kissed me quickly.
“I knew you were awake,” I said.
“Really? What gave me away?” Li asked.
“You were blushing,” I said as I pinched Li’s red cheek. “You still are,”
“I’m not the only one,” Li told me as he held my cheek.
“I’m not blushing,” I denied but all the while I could feel my cheeks heating up.
“You are now,” Li said with a smirk before I hid my face into his chest.
“Babe don’t hide your face from me, I like seeing you blush, you’re cute,” Li scolded me playfully.
“No,” I refused.
“Yes,” Li disagreed.
“Whatever,” I blushed as I remembered what happened last night. “So what did you want to tell me last night,”
“You know when you were taking a bath?”
“I went to see the Blood Witch,”
“Who’s the Blood Witch?” I asked in confusion.
“She’s the one that gives Vampires their mates, she creates the bond between them. We have that bond which is why we are mates,”
“So why did you go see her? Is it because of the nightmare you had?” I asked with a shudder. I hope there’s no truth to Li’s nightmare. I have enough on my plate with one mate, I can’t have another one. Especially not Li’s brother who I’m yet to meet.
“Yes, I asked her if she would help us if Jaime does turn out to be your second mate,”
“Help us how?” I asked. How could the Blood Witch possibly help if Jaime turned out to be my other mate?
“By taking away the mate bond between you and Jaime,” Li surprised me. I didn’t know taking a mate bond away was possible.
“No she said if I you agree with it then she might consider helping us but you have to go with me to see her once we’ve decided,” Li paused. “So what do you want to do?”
“I don’t know. I just want the best for all three of us,”
“Do you want to speak to the Blood Witch before we decide?”
“I think I should,”
“Ok we’ll go see her before Jaime arrives today,” Li told me.
“When will he be here?” I asked curiously.
“Sometime in the evening I think. We have plenty of time to go see the Blood Witch,”
“Ok,” I said then I took some clothes and stuff to get ready in the bathroom.
10 minutes later, I came out of the bathroom dressed in a black top with maroon jeans and maroon high heels.
Li was already dressed in all black. When he saw me he looked me up and down appreciatively, then licked his lips while never taking his eyes away from me.
I went to my dresser to do my hair and makeup. I just combed my hair to keep it loose and straight. I only did light makeup, just a bit of eyeliner and mascara with some concealer here and there.
“You look sexy,” Li told me when I was done. I blushed before noticing Li’s sad expression.
“Li what’s wrong?” I asked as I put my arms around him and in return, Li put his hands on my waist.
“This is just like my nightmare,” Li said quietly.
“How?” I asked.
“This is the the outfit you were wearing when you met Jaime in my nightmare. This means it’s coming true, he’s your second mate. I know he is,” Li told me sadly.
“We don’t know that yet,” I disagreed.
“He won’t be my mate I promise,” I cut Li off confidently. 2 mates is unheard of, why would I be given 2? I don’t believe it. I won’t.
“You can’t promise me something like that,”
“I can and I just did,”
“How can he not be your mate?”
“If he was my mate then he wouldn’t have already found his mate. You can’t have 2 mates and it’s unheard of so it can’t be true can it?” I hoped.
“I guess not,” Li replied and his face seemed to light up.
“Thanks babe. You made me feel better. I think you could be right. I hope you are,”
“I hope so too,” I said as we made our way downstairs and into the kitchen. Li made a start on breakfast which was pancakes. I just watched and then the doorbell ringing made me look away.
“Sage can you see who that is as my hands are full?” Li asked as he was mixing the pancake ingredients in a measuring jug.
“Ok,” I said and answered the front door. When I first saw who it was, I thought it was Li because the guy standing their gazing at me looked just like him but it couldn’t be because Li was in the kitchen making pancakes and then I realised, it was him. It was Jaime. That’s just great because the way he was looking at me shows there’s a good chance that he really is my mate but I’ll find out soon enough, now that he is here.
“You must be Jaime,” I said tried to get Jaime to look away but it didn’t help, he looked confused and stared even more.
“How do you know my name?” Jaime asked me.
“Li told me he has a brother,” I replied.
Before I could invite Jaime in, Li appeared beside me.
“Jaime we weren’t expecting you until later, what are you doing here so early?” Li asked his sibling.
“I took an early flight because I was too excited to come home,” Jaime replied and hugged Li.
“So who’s the pretty girl?” Jaime asked as he pulled away from the brotherly hug and his gaze returned to me.
“This is Sage my lovely wife,” Li said proudly and put his arm around me.
“What do you mean she’s your wife? What’ll happen when you find your mate, she won’t be pleased to see you’re married,” Jaime said with hurt eyes.
“That won’t be a problem cos Sage is my mate,”
“Really? Wow! I’m happy for you,” Jaime said and calmed down a little.
“Thanks,” then there was silence.
“Jaime we were about to have breakfast, do you want to join us,” I asked.
“Yes I’d like that, I’m starving,” Jaime replied and I gestured for him to come inside and he did. Li ran to the kitchen to check on the dinner leaving me and Jaime alone.
“Why don’t you take a seat at the table, I’ll go check when breakfast will be ready,” I told to Jaime who nodded his head and took a seat before I headed to the kitchen.
“Well?” Li asked as soon as he noticed me enter the room.
“Well what?” I asked in confusion.
“Is he your mate?” Li asked in a low voice.
“I don’t know, I have to touch him to find out,” I replied just as quietly.
“How will you do that without him knowing?”
“We’ll wait until he’s asleep then I’ll touch his arm or something,”
“Ok,” Li agreed and I helped lay the food on the dining table and the 3 of us ate in a comfortable silence.
When we were done, I helped Li clear up. Then we sat on the couch. Li was restless because he wanted to know right away if Jaime was my mate or not.
“What’s up with him,” Jaime asked me when he realised something was up.
“Nothing, he’s just tired,” I lied.
“I understand it’s been a long day, we should call it a night,” Jaime said as he yawned.
“Yeah,” I agreed.
“Goodnight you two,” Jaime said and headed upstairs to his room. Me and Li followed but went to our own room.
We got dressed and then got into bed. We waited for Jaime to fall asleep.
We didn’t have to wait long, only 2 minutes later we heard Jaime’s quiet snoring.
Li took my hand and we disappeared into Jaime’s room, right in front of him. He was fast asleep, I carefully touched Jaime’s arm. I felt nothing, no sparks which meant.......
“He’s not my mate,” I said. “I told you he wouldn’t be and I was right, I-”
Before I could finish talking, Li had picked me up into his arms. He carried me straight to our bed. He lay me down gently on the bed and got on top of me before hissing
“I’m yours, only yours,” I agreed. Li brought his lips to mine and we kissed passionately.
After a while, Li pulled away before we made love like never before.
When we were done, we lay with our legs tangled together. We both felt relieved. Li is my one and only mate, we can finally be happy right?