I set my plan into motion that night, determined to provoke any form of reaction I could from VIktor. While I wasn't necessarily the most attractive girl in the world, I had some things working in my favor.
My raven colored hair cascaded down my back in waves, while my green eyes stood out against the contrast of my porcelain skin. I had nice curves and a full chest at my disposal.
I grabbed a pair of panties and a tanktop and slipped my clothes off as I headed to the bathroom. I quickly turned the shower on and waited impatiently for the hot water. A sigh escaped my lips as the hot water soothed my sore muscles.
I took my time in the shower, letting the hot water wash away my stress as much as it could.
Stepping out of the shower, I wrapped one of the towels around my body. I missed the shower mat with my foot and slid forward. A yelp of surprise came from my lips as I knocked into the sink. The glass cup on the edge fell to the floor and shattered.
"Shit." I mumbled, walking forward to pick up the pieces. I sucked in a sharp breath as one of the pieces pierced my foot, lodging itself in my flesh.
I groaned, "Oh come on." My blood began seeping into the white floor as I staggered.
I nearly fell over when the bathroom door was broken down. An aggressive and very sexy looking Viktor pounced into the room. He was leaned down in a crouch while his gold flecked eyes scanned the bathroom.
"Well that's one way to get his attention." Aela rolled her eyes.
I grumbled at her, "This was not part of my plan Aela."
Once he caught sight of me, his eyes flitted from me, to the blood and finally to the shattered glass. Realization came across his dark eyes as the golden flecks seemed to dissipate.
Even with the throbbing pain in my bleeding foot, I noticed how delectable Viktor looked. He must have been ready to fall asleep as he was wearing a black tanktop with some loose shorts. Unfortunately, his gloves were still in place along with his mask. His hair was even more tousled than usual.
I was having difficulty holding myself up. I was standing on one foot, with one hand clutching the wall and the other hand clutching my much too small towel.
Viktor approached me and I nearly shivered when his gloved hands came up under my armpits. As if I were a giant child, Viktor lifted me and set me down on the toilet. The place where he touched me felt warm and flushed.
Viktor turned and let his shoes crunch over the broken glass as he looked in the bathroom cabinet for something. He pulled out a first aid kit and came back over to me.
I reminded myself I wasn't too happy with him at the moment and tried to stand. His gloved hand shot out and pushed my shoulder down.
"Sit." His deep voice commanded, leaving no room for arguments.
I grumbled, trying to take the first aid kit from him. "I can do it myself."
I glared when he smacked my hand away, his charcoal colored eyes locked on my own.
"Isn't this what you wanted?" Aela smirked inside my head.
I rolled my eyes at her smug attitude, "Yes, but not with me impaled and bleeding."
"Just look down." Aela groaned.
I looked down at the towel that hardly covered my body and blushed. I gripped the towel tight around me with one hand. My breasts were pushed against my chest, looking ready to burst from the towel. The bottom of the towel just managed to cover my most sensitive area, but both of my legs were on complete display.
"Now make him look." Aela smirked, encouraging this behavior.
I sat quietly as Viktor pulled a couple of things from the first aid kit. With my Alpha healing the cut would be gone in a day or so, but I remained quiet anyway.
Viktor's dark eyes met my own and captivated me. I could've sworn there were flecks of other colors within his obsidian eyes, but I wasn't close enough to tell.
A squeak of surprise left my lips as Viktor pulled the shard of glass from my foot. His eyes hadn't left my own the entire time.
I sucked in a sharp breath as he poured some alcohol over the cut. It definitely looked worse than I had thought. It was much deeper, and would be a pain in the ass to walk on.
Viktor pulled out a long white bandage, but I stopped him.
"Let me get dressed first. You can wrap it out in the bedroom." I tried to keep my smirk hidden from my lips.
Viktor nodded once and left the bathroom, and I stifled a laugh as I looked at the splintered door.
I peeked out of the bathroom and grimaced as VIktor's back was turned to me, in an attempt to give me some privacy.
I let the towel fall to the floor over the broken shards of glass. I slipped on the tanktop and panties, grateful that I had picked a black lace pair.
The tanktop was short and left my bottom on full display. THe lace underwear covered most of my bottom, but you could easily see through them. The bottom and sides of my cheeks peeked from the underwear.
I grimaced at the sharp pain that came from the bottom of my foot, and tried to keep it off the carpet as much as possible. Viktor turned at the sound of me exiting the bathroom and I nearly groaned when his dark eyes remained locked on my face.
I was going to get him to notice me.
I limped over to one of my dressers and bent over to take a pair of shorts out. When I stood, I noticed Viktor had his back to me.
"You don't seem like the type of guy to be afraid of a half dressed girl." I rolled my eyes, keeping my voice steady and even. While I sounded calm, I was a quivering mess on the inside. His scent had already embedded itself in my room and swirled around my head teasingly.
My legs and bottom were almost bare, while my breasts pressed against the thin material of my tanktop. I never wore a bra to bed, so my nipples hardened slightly against the scratchy material of my tanktop.
Viktor turned to face me and raised his eyebrow, once again choosing to remain quiet.
"Look down, Viktor." I couldn't keep the smirk from my lips this time. I felt the corner of my mouth turn up as I looked into Viktor's eyes. I silently dared him, hoping he wouldn't be able to resist the bait. Everything about him screamed primal and dominant, he wouldn't like if a little girl challenged him.
I knew it was a dangerous game I was playing. Taunting and tempting a wolf that exuded that much power, but I couldn't force myself to care. I felt safe with Viktor around, and I couldn't fathom him actually hurting me. The few times he actually touched me were light and almost gentle.
"Smart, smart." Aela smirked, silently challenging him as well.
I could feel my eyes slowly change colors as I smirked at my dangerous bodyguard. I felt like I was taunting a wild animal, dangling irresistible bait in front of its nose.
Complete warmth spread through me as his dark eyes trailed down my body slowly. Satisfaction and excitement flooded my veins at the slow trail his eyes made down my body.
His eyes left a trail of heat on my skin as they roamed down every inch of my body. Once he reached my feet his eyes closed. Once they reopened, his eyes were locked on my face once again. The only difference was his eyes had large flecks of gold swirling within them.
"That wasn't so hard was it?" I smirked, plopping my bottom on the bed and extending my foot towards him.
Aela and I both knew this was a start. We caused a chip in his metaphorical coat of armor, and I knew next time he wouldn't put up such a fight.
His eyes remained emotionless, that small flicker of something hidden deep within them. Viktor crouched down and took my foot in his gloved hand.
I tried not to wince as he wrapped the bandage tightly around my foot. His eyes only left my own for a split second, flickering down to my bandaged foot.
For the second time, I got lost in the golden flecks in his piercing gaze and absentmindedly ran my tongue over my lips. Aela was conjuring all forms of thoughts about our mysterious body guard, and I found myself being pulled into them. While her graphic thoughts included much more than lingering gazes, I couldn't tear myself away. I'm not saying I wanted to just jump into bed with the man, but I'm also not saying I wasn't tempted.
"Thank you, Viktor." His name rolled from my lips in almost a purr and I decided to leave him with a parting gift. I pulled my legs onto the bed and turned on my stomach. With my lace covered bottom facing Viktor, I crawled across the bed slowly and slipped under the covers.
Before I could turn and catch his gaze, the adjoining door on the far wall slammed.
"Got him." Aela's purr slithered and curled through my head.
I went to bed that night with a smug grin, and for once I didn't have a single nightmare.
I woke up that morning, feeling the best I had in quite some time. The nightmares didn't torment me tonight and I was shocked when I had actually slept in until 11 a.mSitting up, I stretched and wiped the fogginess from my eyes. I slid off of the bed and nearly screamed when my eyes met Viktor's .He was sitting on the couch, his elbow on the arm resting as his eyes were locked on my own. How long had he been here and did he really watch me sleep?I completely forgot that I was in nothing but a thin tanktop and a pair of lace panties, but I didn't feel self-conscious. I certainly should have, after all he was a man while I still felt like a girl."That eager to take another look?" I smirked and crossed my arms over my chest. The butterflies bounced around in my stomach at the sight of him.He was back to wearing his formal long sleeve shirt, black slacks, leather gloves, and a black mask over the lower half of his face. I could feel myself grow more ir
I made the trek from the gazebo to my Uncle's office. Over the years, I slowly memorized the entire house and all of it's maze-like corridors.As a child, I would often sneak to my Uncle or Dad's office to listen in on some of the meetings they had. While I couldn't understand most of their conversations, it made me feel like a spy.I knocked a couple times on the large oak door and waited. After a few moment's it swung open and someone stepped out. A strange looking man with an even stranger expression on his face."Princess Arabella." The man nodded, and I looked at him curiously. His light blue eyes trailed over my face slowly, and I felt like an exhibit on display. There was something in his gaze that made me uncomfortable.He had light colored hair that swooped over his head in a single directon. His matching colored beard hung down to his adam's apple. I couldn't recall ever meeting him before."Hello, sir." I nodded my head and gave him a small s
The rest of the evening went horrifically slow. My Uncle's words replayed in my head on a constant loop along with Viktor's two powerful words."Fuck power." His deep and rough voice combatted my Uncle's words with fury.I found it strange for someone like him to say "fuck power". Someone so huge and much faster than a normal Lycan. He seemed to be swimming in power."Shouldn't we put ourselves first for a change?" Aela frowned.I sighed, wishing it were that simple. "Aela, we're going to have an entire Kingdom to look after. Sometimes it's much bigger than that.""It's not as hard as you're making it out to be. Our mate was paired with us for a reason, they'll help us." Aela was confident."If we ever meet him." I sighed.I could only imagine how Aela was feeling. Humans and wolves were vastly different when it came to dealing with things. Being the daughter of the Alpha King, Aela's instincts are to protect her
I spent the rest of the day lounging about, horrifically bored. I gave Viktor a break with the teasing, fully planning on resuming once I dressed for the party.I wasn't dressing to impress anyone else, just Viktor. I wanted to see if he could keep his emotionless gaze when he saw what I was planning to wear.Caroline knocked on my bedroom door around 8:30 p.m. Viktor stepped inside my room as Caroline entered and leaned against the wall."Um, is he going to stay in here?" Caroline glanced at me, a confused look on her face.I chuckled and shook my head, "As long as you're here, he is.""I'm no threat to Arabella, but you on the other hand." Caroline smirked at Viktor, whose gaze was solely focused on me.I rolled my eyes. Once we got to the party she'd set her sights on some other poor victim and leave my bodyguard alone. "Come on Caroline, pick out a dress."We walked into the giant walk-in closet I rarely used and I pulled my dress
My stomach dropped when each of the men came forward, and I could see the gleam of gunmetal in their hands.I felt like time slowed just for a moment and I wondered what my Dad was doing. I wondered what he would think when I never came home that night.A small scream left my lips when the backdoor to the club slammed open with a loud bang. The metal door crashed against the bricks of the building at the force.Viktor ran out of the club, his golden eyes searching his surroundings rapidly."Just in time." Aela sounded relieved.He locked eyes with me and the aura radiating from him made me shrink closer to the chain link fence. He was beyond furious."That's not normal." Aela was stunned, even she could feel the power rolling from him.He leaped forward and grabbed me by the wrist, his leather gloves scorched my ice cold skin. I stumbled as he yanked me behind him and faced the men coming our way.I was sure they
I got ready for bed that night feeling more emotions than I thought humanly possible.Most of those emotions revolved around my god-like body guard and not the attempt on my life.What was so important about his identity that he couldn't just tell me? Was he worried I'd be scared? I had already seen him brutally murder four men. I wasn't sure he could get worse than that. And yet I couldn't shake the way I felt about him. He was alluring, comforting, and distant all at the same time.Most of my emotions stemmed from the massive guilt I was feeling. I had a mate somewhere out in the world, and here I was teasing and pursuing my deadly body guard.I couldn't help it though. The minute I chose to tease Viktor, it had been like jumping on a roller coaster at full speed. It was dangerous and I may not survive it, but I couldn't get off the ride no matter how much I wanted to.My attraction towards Viktor was intoxicating, but I felt like I was cheating
I woke up in the morning, the exhaustion from last nights events clung to me along with the chill the morning brought.While I wasn't drunk enough to forget last nights events, I knew I hadn't fallen asleep in my own bed. And yet, in my own bed is where I woke up.The blanket Viktor had placed around me was still curled around my fingers, the strangely intoxicating scent lingered on the blanket and gave me a sense of security.Viktor must have brought me back to my bed. The thought of him carrying me sent a shiver down my spine. I wished I had stayed awake long enough to enjoy the feeling of his arms around me.I felt like I was becoming more attached to him, but there was nothing I could do to stop it. My feelings were already ever so present in my mind, and there was no way of stuffing them back down.I hastily threw on some clothes and went into the bathroom to brush out my hair. By
My mind was reeling as I left Dad's office.I wasn't sure what to do with the information I had just found out.Viktor came to my Dad, offering his services as my bodyguard."Viktor knew about us?" Aela sounded confused and unsure."It sounds like it.." Even I was at a loss for words.I was more pressed than ever to find out the identity of Viktor, and the reason behind his mask and gloves.I went to the only person I could think of, my Uncle.He was the only person I knew who was also curious about Viktor's identity.I did my best to hide what I had learned from Viktor, but I wondered if he could feel she shift that had taken place within me.As I walked down the quiet corridor to my Uncle's office, I came up with my stupidest plan to date.I had little hope that it would be successful,