Stolas focused on the winding road in front of him as he navigated Eli’s van in the fading sunlight. His mind going to the pretty werewolf and Abby’s twin, he tried not to listen to the softly spoken conversation going on behind him. It was next to impossible to not hear Owen and Eli talking.
“I feel like I do with Abby.” Eli said and Stolas peeked into the review mirror at the wolf. “What did you do?”
“The demon marked you, claimed you as one of mine.”
“Is it like a mate bond?” Eli asked as he sat across from Owen, his back pressed against the door of the band. Fingers picking at a drum case as he tried to focus on anything but the man that he now felt drawn to.
“Yes and no, it will fade over time if I don’t feed from you again.”
Stolas tried to tear his attention away from the conversation once again, thinking about what Sam had said. Annie was Candy’s mate, he couldn’t help but smile to himself. He was drawn to the delicate-looking redhead. She may have been Abby’s twin, but there were obvious differences between the two women.
Where Abby was all curves, Annie was delicate almost fragile looking. Like a harsh word or a strong wind would tear her apart. Her hair was dyed a darker shade, her roots peaking through, and he couldn’t help but wonder how she would look under his and Candy’s love and care.
Would she flourish?
Stolas could almost imagine how her smile would bloom across her face like a sunflower greeting the sun, he longed to be that sun for her. For himself and Candy to help her bloom, to take the sadness from her eyes and replace it was happiness.
“What will we tell Drake?” Eli asked, pulling Stolas’ attention back to the drama unfolding behind him.
“The truth,” Owen said with a tired sigh. “That my demon took over, and now you're mine.”
“Yours?” Eli asked as he tapped his foot against Owen’s.
“Yes mine, just as Drake is. Are you playing footsie with me?”
“Yes. Does that mean that you and I?” He said, waggling his eyebrows at Owen.
“Is that all you think about?” Owen said, trying not to think about how Eli had moaned in the alleyway as he sank his fangs into his tender throat.
“Yes.” Eli chuckled. “Well, that and music, and Abby.”
Stolas shook his head as he drove, trying to block out the soft mummer of their voices as he wondered what Annie and Candy were doing.
Candy looked down at Annie. After she had cried herself out she had fallen into a fitful sleep. Running her hand through the coppery red strands Candy couldn’t help but worry about her mate, she hoped she could figure out away to help her. Maybe she would talk to her mother about it? She was the pack’s doctor. Hopefully, she would have some insight that would help her mate.
The door down stair slammed and Candy jumped, looking down at Annie as the bed bounced slightly. Candy thought for a moment about letting Annie sleep, she knew that if it were her though. She would rather know that everything had worked out. “Annie, Annie.” She said, resting her hand on her mate’s thin shoulder. “Drake and the others are here.”
Annie stirred, rubbing her eyes as she looked up at Candy.
“Do you think she’s okay?”
“I bet she is. She’s Drake’s mate, I know he wouldn’t be home unless they found her.” Candy answered holding her hand out to Annie.
Placing her hand in Candy’s, Annie blushed. Beau had never been tender with her like this. She felt the sparks again as Candy helped her sit up. Her breath caught in her throat as she realized that Candy cared about her. More than Beau ever could just by how she had treated her in the few hours that they had known each other.
“Are you okay?” Candy asked, taking in Annie’s wide eyes and parted lips.
“I’m fine.” Annie said, pulling her hand from Candy’s. She moved to the door and Candy followed. She longed to touch Annie again. Her fingers itched with the urge to rest her hand on Annie’s lower back as she followed her out into the hallway. They made their way downstairs, Eli stood greeting the pack. He looked up, his eyes moving from Annie’s to Candy’s and he gave her a slight nod.
“She’s okay.” Candy whispered into Annie’s ear, her lips brushing against the shell of her ear. Annie shivered and Candy smiled to herself. She wondered if Annie would one day accept her.
Eli moved past the other pack members and up the stairs. “Why don’t you come with me?” He said to Annie. Candy let out a soft growl at her friend and Eli’s eyes widened slightly before he looked at his friend and band mate. “Why don’t you both come with me?” He raised an eyebrow at Candy as he turned around, not letting his friend see the smile on his face.
Candy placed her hand on Annie’s lower back, guiding her down the stairs and towards the front door. She smiled when Annie gave her a soft, shy smile.
Stolas looked away from the witches and the power that he felt pulsing around them. Sam was focused on Abby and not paying him any attention. His eyes moved to the porch and he saw them.
Annie and Candy.
Stolas’ breath caught in his throat at the sight of them and he wanted to move forward. To sweep them both up into his arms, to feel their soft breasts pressed against him. He knew that he couldn’t. Not yet, he couldn’t explain the pull he felt to Annie. The desire he felt to protect her.
To heal her.
With Candy it was different, she didn’t need someone to heal her. Stolas could almost imagine what her lips would feel like against his own as he fought him for control.
“Stop staring, it’s creepy.”
“Hmm?” Stolas asked, looking back at Sam.
“You’re eye fucking them. You’ll scare them away.” Sam said with a roll of his eyes.
“Was not. Way to judge, even when she’s unconscious you can’t look away from Abby.”
“Don’t talk about Abby.” Sam grumbled, tossing a glare at his friend.
“I’m not.” Stolas smirked, “But I could be.”
Annie watched the witches chant around her sister, she could feel the magic pulse around them.Abby lay still in the circle, her eyes closed.She looked peaceful in sleep; the moon was just beginning to shine and it made her sister look otherworldly.Annie felt a hand sneak into her own, threading with her fingers, and she looked up at Annie.Smiling softly at the strength that the woman was trying to lendher.It made her heart beat faster; she was beginning to have feelings for the wolf.Candy didn’t look like she would be the affectionate type to Annie, with her wild pink streaked blue hair.Her arms were bare in the tank top she had on, showing arms that weremuscular from beating away at her drums.Her shorts didn’t do much to cover up legs that were toned and strong from hours spent running.Annie couldn’t help but wonder if the skin of her legs would be soft and smooth if she touc
Abby was taken inside to rest and the remaining members of the pack had headed off to do other things.The witches were taken inside and give space to rest until Sam could teleport them home.Candy stood watching Annie as the dark-haired man spoke with her.His smell wasn’t as delicious as Annie’s but Candy still couldn’t help the way her wolf perked up at his soft scent.Almonds with something clean, like a citrus fruit and incenses that tickled her nose and made her think of magic.She walked closer to two of them. His voice was calm and soothing and she felt the same pull to him as she did to Annie.Candy bit her lip. How could this be?That she was drawn to both of them. She could feel her wolf brushing against the surface.The beast wanted out, wanted to go to its mates.The man turned his head, shaking his long hair over his shoulder as his indigo eyes met hers.Candy felt her pulse qui
Dinnerwas hadin comfortable conversation by the three.Stolas made his way up to talk to Sam while Candy walked Annie to her room.“Thank you for dinner,”Annie said with a slight blush staining her cheeks.“Anytime, I enjoyed cooking for you.”Candy said, she wanted to kiss Annie but didn’t want to scare her away.Stepping closer, Candy nervously fidgeted with the hem of her tank top. Annie looked up at her with wide blue eyes as she tucked a lock of hair behind her ear.She stepped closer to Candy, feeling the heat of her body through her thin t-shirt.“Is it okay, if I-“Annie said before looking down shyly.“Yes.”Candy blurted out as she leaned forward, pressing her lips to Annie’s soft lips.Annie sighed, feeling the sparks from before, the he
Candy tossed beneath the cotton sheets in the darkness of her room. The cold shower she had taken had done nothing to take away the need she felt. The longing to go to her mate, to take her. Claim her, to be claimed.Dragging her hands through her hair, she thought about what Annie’s words. Her mate had enjoyed her kiss, she reached up touching her lips. She could feel her cheeks heating with a blush as she thought about how Annie’s cheeks had flushed as her eyes had shined with arousal. Candy could feel the wetness pooling between her thighs as the need grew worse. Her wolf wanted her to go to her mate, to touch her. To taste her, it was a need she felt ingrained in her bones.Letting out a sigh of frustration she looked up at the ceiling kicking off her covers, her body felt like it was on fire. Begging to be touched. Closing her eyes, she thought about Annie and the kiss they
“I, I-“Annie stammered as Candy’s honey-colored eyes met hers.“You?” Candy asked, her lip twitching into a smirk as she felt her body responding to being close to her mate. The need to touch her had her fingers itching and her pulse racing.“I was just going to ask where the shower was?” Annie said biting her lip as a blush covered the tops of her cheeks.“Was that all you needed?” Candy asked as she bit her lower lip, a mischievous look in her eyes as she stepped closer to Annie. She brought her hands to Annie’s waist.“Yes,” Annie hissed out. Her body pulsing with need as she brought her hands up, tangling them in Candy’s colorful strands. She pressed her lips against Candy’s the kiss was a battle for dominance one that Candy easily accepted and relished in as A
Candy stilled her movements as she heard the cry slip past Annie’s lips.“Annie?” She asked, unsure of why her mate was crying.“Y, y, yeah?”“Did I do something wrong? I’ve never been with a woman before and if I did something wrong, please let me know.” Candy said as she sat up to look at her mate. Annie had her hands over her face as her shoulders shook.“No, no. You were perfect.” She said with a sob.“Then why are you crying baby?” Candy asked as she moved to lay beside Annie.“I just, I didn’t... I’ve never, it’s never felt that amazing before.” Annie said with a hiccuping sob.Candy gently grabbed Annie’s wr
Annie straightened the borrowed shirt that Drake had brought her as she followed Candy. Her nerves were frayed and she really didn’t want to go into the clinic.Didn’t want to face the physical proof on the screen that she was pregnant. The flutters and strange alien movements were enough for her. The ultrasound that she had done over a month ago was more than enough proof for her.Asking the pack’s doctor to keep her secret had been a gamble, it was one she was glad she had taken.Beau’s response to her pregnancy hadn’t been a joyous thing. Not that she had expected it to be. He had never raised his hand to her, but when she had told him it was the first time she had been afraid that he might strike her.Sure, he had been rough with her. At that moment though as
“Candy?” Doc said, tilting her head to the side as she looked at her daughter and the woman whose hand she was holding.“Mom, this is Annie.” Candy bit her lower lip as she looked at her mother. She wanted her mother to accept her mate, she wanted her mother to accept her.“Annie it’s nice to meet you. Why don’t you come on back?” Doc shook herself, returning to her professional bedside manner.Annie brought her hand up to her stomach. Looking from the doctor to her mate. She could feel the tension pouring from Candy. She didn’t need the bond in place to be able to see the change in the other woman.She could feel it in the way she gripped her hands, how Candy gulped, how her eyes moved from Annie to her mother.“I am,&