“Well, you're going to get to go to France. That's so exciting!" I say as cheerfully as I can once we're alone.
Kas smiles at me but it doesn't reach her eyes, "Yeah, I'm sure I will be more excited as the date gets closer. Right now, it makes me nervous and sad, I guess.”
“Kas, I know it is kind of weird timing but what do you think about moving into my apartment instead of staying in the suite? I mean, if you want to stay in the suite that's fine too. I just thought, you know, maybe you would be more comfortable...here?”
I rub the back of my neck as she looks at me, contemplating my request.
“Sooo we would sleep in the same bed? You wouldn't sleep on the sofa anymore like you do in my suite?" she asks tentatively.
Bronx's POV I wake up in the morning to find Kas and my bodies are completely intertwined. She didn't wake up once all night. No crying, no nightmares, or screaming. Just peaceful sleep. I nuzzle her sparkly silver hair, breathing in her scent feeling completely content. Feeling her all over me, combined with her scent and our mate bond, I start to get aroused. Saint howls with excitement, "Okay, wake her up so we can mate already!" "Stop it, Saint." "Can we at least mark her?" "Saint, I said knock it off." "Prude." Just then, Kas rolls away from me with a sleepy little groan as she rubs her eyes and ope
“Welcome Luna Iokaste, welcome gentlemen. I'm Lady Camille, mother of this coven," an older woman standing in the middle of the entryway welcomes us, "Luna Iokaste, you are correct. You will not be able to feel your bond with your mate while you are in our realm unless he is here with you. Never fear, we have spells that will help you overcome this feeling so you can concentrate on your studies and training. We will show you to your rooms in a few minutes, but first we need to go over some rules.” Marco pats my hand, "Give it a chance, Luna. If it's too much of a problem, I'll call the Alpha.” Lady Camille begins as if she didn't hear what Marco just said, "Now, the first thing to know is you will not be able to speak about the things we do here. Our land has an enchantment that will prevent you from being able to do so. The first few days, I let myself wallow in my own misery, moping around the apartment. I don't even shower. I spend a lot of time on the balcony, letting cigarette butts pile up in the ashtray. When I can't stand the silence anymore, I throw myself into work. I get to the office by seven in the morning and leave after eleven at night every day. After three days, I realize Carly is working the same hours to try to keep up and looks exhausted. I let her know she doesn't need to stay the long hours I do, she can work her regular hours. She seems relieved and grateful. Milo and Lenora distract me over the weekend with movies and shopping. I don't need anything for myself but I picked up some kitchen gadgets for Kas as winter solstice gifts. On day eleven, I woke up ready to train. Saint has the itch to spar, which is bad news for my sparring partners. I get to the training grounds and let the trainers know to
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The first few days, I let myself wallow in my own misery, moping around the apartment. I don't even shower. I spend a lot of time on the balcony, letting cigarette butts pile up in the ashtray. When I can't stand the silence anymore, I throw myself into work. I get to the office by seven in the morning and leave after eleven at night every day. After three days, I realize Carly is working the same hours to try to keep up and looks exhausted. I let her know she doesn't need to stay the long hours I do, she can work her regular hours. She seems relieved and grateful. Milo and Lenora distract me over the weekend with movies and shopping. I don't need anything for myself but I picked up some kitchen gadgets for Kas as winter solstice gifts. On day eleven, I woke up ready to train. Saint has the itch to spar, which is bad news for my sparring partners. I get to the training grounds and let the trainers know to
I hear a familiar giggle that warms my soul. I turn to find the most gorgeous woman in the world standing in front of me. She's wearing leggings and a linen sleeveless tunic style top. She's gained weight since the last time I saw her, filling out her curves. Her skin has a sun-kissed glow that makes a few freckles pop on her nose and cheeks. My heart skips a beat at the sight of my mate. She bounces on her toes and runs to me. "Bronx!" she squeals as she jumps into my outstretched arms. Sparks fly between us as our bodies collide. "Kas! Oh, Goddess, it's so good to see you. You look amazing," I say as I pepper her face with kisses and plant one on her mouth. "Luna Iokaste, dinner is in two hours. Why don't you show Alpha Bronx around in the meantime?" Lady Camille s
I feel my blood start to boil but I know I need to keep my cool. All I can do is blink at her until I feel calm enough to speak. I unintentionally growl as I say, "Lady Camille, are you aware of my Luna's past? I have always promised her we will do everything at her pace. I won't mate with her if she isn't ready." "Stand down, Alpha Regent Bronx Mason," as she says in a stern tone, using my full name and title, I feel a disorienting sensation cloud my mind, reminding me how powerful she is, "I'm aware that Luna Iokaste has had to endure experiences that were out of her control and we have been counseling her on how to handle her thoughts and emotions related to those events." She stares at me for a long moment, then continues with a softer tone, "I recommend you find a way to give her that control back so you two can...enjoy yourselves. You don't need to have
Kas's POV I stand naked on the platform looking into Bronx's apple green eye. He's looking at me in the eyes, smiling with pride. A month ago, I would have tried to cover myself from letting him see me like this, but the time I have spent here at the coven and the things I have learned about my mind and who I am have given me the confidence to do things I wouldn't have done in the past. Beyond that, I'm finally going to let Lex have the freedom she deserves to meet her mate. She and I have started to connect on a deeper level. It's a union we didn't know we wanted from each other but it has been desperately needed. We have a long way to go, but it was a start. "Ready, Lex?" "Yes! Let's get this show on the road," she howls at me. Just lik
Bronx's POV I never imagined how perfect my first time would be. I feel pure contentment as I lay next to Kas, but I also felt lust for more at the same time. Kas has an arm and a leg draped over me. I use my fingertips to gently caress her arm as we admire each other. Her beautiful violet eyes look tired, which is expected. A first shift takes a lot out of you. There was still a glint of mischief in there too. I take her hand and kiss it. "You're amazing," I smile at her as I tuck some sparkly stray hairs behind her ear. "You called me your little goddess," she smiles sleepily. “Well, you're mine and you are a goddess, aren't you?” “Yeah, I suppose that's true," she muses, looking into the dista
Bronx's POV I spend the remainder of the weekend at Lune D'or. I catch up with Henri and his son Martin who is now Alpha Regent and join in on a pack run. I even lead a couple of training sessions with their elite warriors. At dinner on Saturday evening, I meet Martin's in-laws. They own a bakery in town. The kitchen staff had told them about Kas wanting to learn how to make croissants which they found endearing. They give me their family recipe for baguettes to give to Kas when she gets home. It's in French, so I need to see if Cason will translate it for me. I know she's going to love it. Surprisingly, I don't feel empty like I had the last time I left Kas. It's almost like our time together energized and motivated me. I do a lot of research and get a ton of work done on the flight home and feel refreshed when I land. I'm completely ready to dive into work for MasonCo and bi