Playing With Fire

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Chapter 3

So, it can get worse.

“We’re going to play whisper dare,” someone declared.

Lenore and I exchanged a look of confusion as they explained the rules.

“We take it in turns by giving each other dares, which we whisper, of course, hence the name. If you refuse the dare, the person daring you get to choose your punishment, which they don’t reveal, they just do it.”

Fuck off. I’ll do any dare.

“Niko, you go first.”

Niko, still shirtless, rubbed his hands together with glee.

“Nova.”

My stomach dropped, and Rian frowned.

I forced a smile on my face, ignoring Lenore’s penetrating gaze.

Niko crawled over to me on his hands and knees, his mouth close to my ear as he whispered, “I dare you to jump in the pool naked.”

“Fuck off.” I snorted, moving away from him.

“Is that a no?” Niko asked, his eyes twinkling with amusement.

What would he have me do instead, though?

“I’m not doing that, so whatever.”

It happened so quickly; I didn’t have time to react. Niko smirked, scooping me into his arms as I grabbed at his neck, so I didn’t fall.

“Put me down!” I hissed as people watched on with amusement.

“Nah.”

“I’m serious, Niko, put me—”

Striding toward the pool, he jumped in with me in his arms.

Ice cold water took my breath away as I gasped, shoving him in the chest as I swam to the surface.

“Fuck!” I hissed, shivering in the water.

Niko surfaced beside me, pushing his slick black hair away from his eyes.

“So this is what you look like wet,” he murmured, hugging me close to him.

As I was too stunned to speak, Niko had the perfect opportunity to smash his lips down on mine.

His arms circled my waist, pressing my icy body to his, his tongue darting in my mouth. I kissed him back, my hands lost in his hair, my legs moving around his waist in the water with ease.

A door opened in the distance, and instantly I shoved him away.

Lenore.

Ouch, angel.” Niko winced, treading water as he smirked at me.

“Why did you do that?!” I hissed as Lenore appeared, holding out a towel.

“What can I say? I wanted to see you wet.”

I whipped my head round to Niko, unable to believe what he’d just said-in front of Lenore too.

“Are you okay?” Lenore asked, narrowing her eyes at Niko, who climbed out behind me.

“She’s fine, it’s just a bit of water, right Angel?”

Tom appeared, his eyes widening at my soaked state. I was wearing jeans, for fuck’s sake, and they felt vile against my skin.

“My sister might have something in your size if you wanna change—”

“I’d appreciate that.” I smiled, refusing to look at Niko.

Lenore chewed on her lip, turning back to Niko.

“That was a dick move.”

“Because I’m a dick, baby,” Niko said, turning his attention to me. “I’ll show you where her stuff is. You stay with Blondie, Tommo.”

Tom scowled at him, his hand snaking around Lenore’s waist as her cheeks flushed pink.

“I hate that you know where her fucking shit is.”

“Bro, that’s history. Come on, Angel.”

My lip curled in disgust when I realised Niko had slept with Tom’s older sister.

I stomped after him, ignoring his extended hand.

“Angel—”

“Nova.”

“It was just a game. You weren’t complaining when you were kissing me in the pool.”

“Shh!” I hissed at him as he frowned. “I don’t want anyone hearing about that.”

“Huh?”

“My best friend has a thing for you.”

I followed him up the stairs, gawping at the size of the bedrooms we passed.

“I’m more into you, to be honest.” Niko shrugged.

My heart thudded against my chest when he said that, and I closed my eyes, wishing I was immune to his charms.

“Not gonna happen,” I muttered, following him into an insanely beautiful room.

Cream walls, thick chocolate drapes and a plush carpet greeted me and my wet feet.

“She’s got a fuck off closest over there,” Niko said, heading into the bathroom. “I’m just gonna have a piss.”

“Lovely.”

The walk-in wardrobe was the size of my bedroom.

I found a pair of joggers that didn’t look too expensive, and a peach cropped t-shirt. I peeled off my jeans and t-shirt when I heard a gruff voice behind me.

“You’re at a party.”

I whipped around, covering my boobs and stomach as Niko gazed at me, his tongue wetting his lips as he shook his head.

“Get out,” I commanded in a hoarse voice.

He held the top of the doorway with his fingers as he continued to stare at me.

“Want some help?” he asked, walking towards me slowly.

Oh fuck.

“Niko—”

“Angel.”

His hands laced with mine as he walked me up to the wall, his head dipping to mine.

Not again…

“But Lenore—”

“Is with my best friend, and here we are.”

His eyes searched mine, his breath fanning my cheek as he moved my hands against the wall, his lips brushing against mine.

I let out a moan, and Niko smirked against me, moving his hands to my hips as he bit my lip, his fingers brushing across my nipples through the bra.

“I can’t—”

“Want me to tell your fucking friend I’m not interested, Angel?” Niko hummed against my lips, our tongues finding one another again.

Lenore was with Tom…

“Niko…”

“Fuck, I love hearing you say my name.”

“I can’t.”

Niko lifted my legs, so he was holding me up against the wall, his mouth on my throat as desire pooled between my legs.

I could feel his hardness against my lace underwear, and the kisses were becoming more urgent, more fervent.

“Stop being stupid, Angel.”

“Stop calling me that!”

Niko smirked, grinding against me as he slipped a finger along the line of my underwear.

“Oh, your panties are soaked, Angel. Is that from the water or…”

He dipped a finger into my wetness as I sank my teeth into my bottom lip, his mouth capturing mine as my hips ground against him.

“Still no, Angel?”

I couldn’t reply as a second finger joined the party, his wrist flexing, so I was riding his fingers.

“You feel so good, baby.”

My orgasm was unexpectedly intense, and as though he knew, Niko groaned against my mouth, still moving his fingers in the come hither motion.

“Oh…” I moaned, becoming undone around him as he kissed me.

“You’re fucking beautiful,” Niko whispered in my ear, dotting kisses on my shoulders as he removed his fingers from me.

I couldn’t speak, my words lost in the pool of desire shuddering through my body.

“Let me fuck you.”

“What? No!” I said, pushing him away from me. “That was just—”

“Hotter than fuck?”

Niko watched me as I tugged the joggers on, biting his lip.

“You know we’re gonna fuck.”

“Stop.”

“Where have you been hiding, Angel?”

His arms circled my waist, and I closed my eyes, his lips and tongue stroking my neck as my ass pressed against him.

Why was he having this effect on me?

“Nova?”

The voice belonged to my best friend, and I jumped away from Niko like he’d burned me.

“In here,” I called out, arranging my hair around my shoulders as I left the walk-in closet.

Lenore raised an eyebrow at me, frowning.

“What the fuck are you wearing? Are you going jogging?”

Niko snorted behind me, and Lenore blinked in confusion.

“Is that—”

“Yo,” Niko said, walking out behind me. “I told her that, but she wouldn’t listen. Maybe you can talk her into wearing something sexier.”

“Sexier?” Lenore said, her eyes widening.

“Yeah, sexier. Although your friend looks shit hot in a trash bag, get her in a little dress. Go on, Angel. Just for me.”

Niko lifts my hand to his lips, dropping a chaste kiss on it before turning to Lenore.

“How’s it going with Tommo?”

Lenore stared from me to Niko, who is still holding my hand.

“What’s going on with you two?” Lenore asked.

“Nothing, because your friend thinks you’ll be upset.” Niko shrugged, looking at her brazenly. “No offence, but my bud Tommo likes you.”

“He does?” Lenore grinned, looking at me for confirmation.

I shrugged my shoulders as Niko nodded.

“Yeah, weren’t you on the cheer team?”

Lenore nodded before making a face.

“Yes, but I struggled to get up for practice.”

“I hear you. See if you can get Nova in a dress. You owe me anyway.” Niko directed at me with a wink as he left the room.

“You owe him? What the fuck! You need to tell me everything, or we aren’t leaving this room.”

Here we go.

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