Ruben De Montrose just lay there watching her sleep. He had hoped that his wolf would be satisfied now. She had fallen asleep due to the exertion and the bite. She would be knocked out for hours. He couldn't leave her now. His wolf won't allow it. He wasn't vain, but he knew he was in excellent shape. He just hoped she liked what she saw. He certainly liked what he had laying beside him. She was a human and knew nothing about him. So, he would have to be patient and teach her his ways, and a few other things he would enjoy teaching her. The thought made his loins tighten up again.
The entire house was at a standstill, the present emotional state of the pack leader reverberated in the compound, even his betas did everything possible to keep their distance. The alpha was not to be disturbed. This was more of an emergency than whatever else anyone had to bring up.
No one knew the identity of the female the Alpha had brought with him, he had taken her into his chamber before anyone could even make out her form. Speculations were rife, within an hour of his entrance, the entire house and compound had been filled with whispers and murmurs, could it be her? The long-awaited mate of their alpha? What were the odds? Just a few days back, he had called a pack meeting solely to tell everyone in no uncertain terms to get the fuck off his back, from betas to omegas, there was one clear message. Stop the gossip regarding his future mate. Anyone caught having discussions on that topic would be punished. What the punishment was? He had left to their overactive imaginations.
Now, the same Alpha was fretting over some woman he had met at a club. The pack members were excited about finally having a Luna to soothe their Alpha, who was in desperate need of a woman's touch, which meant more than a one-time roll in the sack. However, the pack managed to keep their excitement at bay until they heard from the alpha himself or one of the betas.
A chirping bird made Lisa's eyes flicker open. She rubbed them a few times before turning over and clutching the pillow. Her alarm hadn't gone off yet and when it did, she planned on hitting snooze. The sheet slid down her bareback and she winced. She never slept naked, where were her pyjamas? Then, like a ton of bricks, reality came crashing down. Clutching the sheet to her chest, she sat up in bed.
Her heart raced when she realized this wasn't her tiny home. Instead, she was in a decent-sized room that looked like it was featured in a designer homes catalogue. Everything was wood, the walls, ceiling, doors, bed, even a chair in the corner looked carved from oak. Her eyes focused on the chair, placed on top was a stack of clothing, including her silver dress. Diving off the bed, she went for the pile. She pulled on her dress and started looking for her underwear. She could not find them.She told herself this was a one-night stand. On her first day of turning 18, and already she had gone home with a man and lost her virginity. And what a fine male specimen took it. But why the hell was she here? What place was it?
A knock on the door broke her thoughts. She debated hiding or looking for a weapon. The door creaked open before she could make her move, so she froze. Ruben walked in. He matched the décor of the room in a flannel shirt and jeans.
“How are you feeling?” His voice was hypnotic as if it were trying to force her to relax.
Her mouth dropped open, but no words came out. She couldn't believe she had slept with a Mafia boss.
“This can be difficult. Why don't you have a seat?” He walked over to the chair and sat down, signalling for her to sit on the bed.
His voice continued to soothe and relax her, but her internal monologue urged her to run away. She willed her legs to move and took off towards the open door. She reached for the door frame when powerful arms wrapped around her waist, stopping her momentum and hoisting her in the air. She started screaming, kicking her legs and pulling at the arms. The man was as immovable as a mountain.
She froze in his arms. He let out a sigh and carried her over to the bed, plopping her down. What just happened? Why did she listen to him? She sat up on the bed and pulled her legs to her chest, hugging them like a child who needed some sense of security. She forced the tears away, not wanting to appear weak or broken. The reassuring smile returned to his face as he pulled the chair closer towards her.
“Please don't hurt me, I'll never tell anyone about this place, okay? I promise, let me go home, and I won't ever bug you again?” She mumbled to her knees as a lone tear ran down her cheek.
“Nobody is going to hurt you.” He shook his head. “You have my word.”
She lifted her head and her eyes went wide. Then it hit her, it wasn't the same room. She didn't remember much from the previous night, but she did remember they went towards some room in the back of the club, and they weren't this luxurious. This looked like some kind of mafia hideout. She touched the bite mark on her neck, it stung. She had heard about love bites, never realized it meant an actual bite. Damm! He was wild!“I am sorry about that, close your eyes,” His voice was like velvet.
Without knowledge of what was to come, Lisa couldn't honour his request. He sighed and shook his head.
“You're a strong one,” he said. He dropped the smile and narrowed his eyes on her. “Close. Your. Eyes.”
Her lids snapped shut immediately. It was almost magic. She knew it was still her choice, nothing was forcing her, but she wanted to listen to him. She felt the pain subside as if he had willed it to stop hurting.
“You can't go back,” he said firmly.Her eyes flew open.“What! Please, you promised that you just wanted a date with me. You got what wanted and more.” She mumbled,” please let me go. I won't tell anyone that you are a mafia.”
He stared at her with an amused expression, then burst into laughter. She looked on perplexed as he rolled in laughter then struggled to stop laughing, though a smile remained on his lips.
“Trust me, I am not a mafia, I am not doing anything illegal.”“What do you want from me?” She asked, terrified.
“I'm not going to tie you up in the dungeon. Unless you want me to,” he smirked. “You have to understand that I didn't plan on you coming here so soon. I thought we'd get to know each other a little better. It doesn't matter much, though. You're here now.”
What the hell was he talking about? He was a certified lunatic!
“But I have school, my mom would be worried about me. I need to go back.”
“You will go back, and your school won't be hampered. Just wait for a while. I need to explain a few things to you.”
She cowered on the bed, refusing to look at him. Tears streamed down her face. He sighed and stood up.
“You must be hungry, I will send you some breakfast. Then we'll talk. Ok?”
She didn't reply. He quietly left the room.
“Did you tell her? Andrea asked as soon as Ruben arrived in the Alpha's office.
“I tried, but she is not ready yet,” he replied.
"Yet you bit her?”
“That was in the spur of the moment, I preferred not to mate with her. It just happened.” He said regretfully.
“So she is your mate? Finally!” Andrea punched the air in happiness,” after all these years! Finally, you will be tied up.”
“Not so fast, we are not yet mates. She would have to turn and then complete the mate bond. She also has a life, and it won't be easy to convince her,” He replied, rubbing his forehead.
“ I am sure she will agree, she has already slept with you. She is your mate, she can't run away from that.”
“Hopefully,” Ruben sighed. He had never imagined that his mate would be a human, they hadn't turned anyone in nearly 50 years.
“Do you want me to talk to her? We are somewhat close after I saved her from those bullies.” Andrea said.
“Sure, go ahead. And send some breakfast for her.”A few minutes later she walked towards Ruben's room and opened the oak panelled door. The room was empty. She sniffed the air trying to check if Lisa was in the bathroom. Apart from a faint lingering trace of her scent nothing remained. She glanced at the chair, it's was devoid of her purse and her phone. Lisa had escaped.
Lisa breathed with relief as soon Ruben left the room. She just wanted to get out of that place and forget about everything, she cursed the day she met Ruben. Her heart tugged a little at the thought of leaving him. But she couldn't stay, he was mysterious and who knows, even dangerous. Determined, she caught her sandals in her hands and looked for her purse. She found it on another chair and noticed that she had several missed calls on her phone from her mom.She left a brief message for her mom, telling her she was fine and stayed back at a friend's place to study. She was on the way home and then decided to call a cab, but she had no idea where she was. Thankfully, she was smart and knew how to use technology. She searched Google Maps to find her current location. She was surprised to see that the house was on the edge of a forest in the middle of nowhere. However, she managed to call a cab company and asked him to arrive at the nearest place she could recognize near the r
“Why is this damm place so fucking huge! “ Ruben cribbed, as he ran down towards the entrance. How Lisa managed to get out of the estate without getting lost was incredible. “Blame your grandfather for that, pup! I had told him the design of this house was stupid. But did he listen? No! Kids these days.” Elizabeth stamped her cane and shook her head. Elizabeth was perhaps the oldest werewolf in North America. Maybe the oldest in the world as well. She was rumoured to be 1500 years old. When different dynasties ruled Europe, she was there. When the Empires fell, she was there. She had lived through the civil wars, the world wars and every major historical event. Ruben and Andrea rolled their eyes. “What are you doing here, Elizabeth? You should be in your room, resting,” Andrea said gently. “How can I rest in this commotion ?” She turned her attention to Ruben, “Did you meet someone yet? Ruling alphas aren't supposed to be single.” She said d
The ancient trees towered over her as Lisa walked through the faintly visible deer path, strangely she felt safe amid the hushed stillness of the primaeval and remote place. She could hear the faint rustling of small animals in the underbrush, frolicking and foraging for food. The place was teeming with life, but the one being she was looking for was noticeably absent. She hurried excitedly along the faint trail, hoping that she would find her elusive prey. The sparkling lake water beckoned through the breaks in the trees. She trudged through the sweet-smelling knee-high grass, not caring as it lashed at her bare legs.“He's not coming,” she thought forlornly, shoulders drooping with disappointment. Sighing, she slumped down and sat on the ground, pulled her knees to her chest and wrapped her arms around both legs as she rocked to and fro to comfort herself.The faint yapping sound reached her first, and then the howling of several wolves ripped through the
Coach Johnson had the girls lined up.Vickie glared down the line at Lisa as she took her starting stance.“Ready, on your marks............GO!” Coach Johnson yelled. Suddenly, twelve girls took off around the quarter-mile track stretching around the football field. Vickie quickly took the lead and was about four body lengths ahead of the others.Lisa was blocked in by two girls, which squeezed towards the inside track. She looked up ahead and saw the bunch of girls running ahead. She couldn't go forward or to the right and the left was not an option, so she did the only thing she could do to get free. She glanced behind her and saw a space and suddenly stopped and watch as the group of girl's raced by.“Now we got a fair race,” she thought as she smiled and took off around the outside of the crowd. Running on the outside track increased the distance, but it didn't bother Lisa.Vickie heard a yell from the audience. She
As it turned out, his mate was not too thrilled about being saved. Her spirit excited Ruben. His wolf wanted to chase her and make her submit to him when she turned away. He wanted to run his hand along her soft curves, press her body to his, and bury his nose in her flaming hair. Her delicious aroma wafted towards him. Warm lilac and cinnamon assaulted him and made his mouth water. Funny! until now, he didn't even like cinnamon… Blood rushed to his cock, making his pants feel tight. No woman had ever had such an instantaneous effect on him with just one glance. Her expressive eyes spoke of uncertainty and suspicion, yet he also saw the longing she tried to hide, and he also scented faint arousal.He had finally spoken to his mate again, protected her, it was only a matter of time before they would complete the mating. “Well, what do you want?” Lisa asked as soon as they were out in the streets. “Have you eaten? Because I am starving.” Ruben said. “Y
“I am not finished yet, please sit down Lisa,” Ruben said calmly, he could feel her struggling, but she couldn't disobey the Alpha command.Raw emotions surged through him. Never in his life had he thought that he would feel such an overwhelming need to protect, love, and cherish. He was unaware that something vital was missing in his life until he found her, the second half of his heart. He traced her face with his burning gaze and tried to sense where her sentiments lay. Would she accept or deny him?“Ruben,” she hesitatingly lifted her head to face him, her mind in turmoil. “What have you done to me? Why can't I defy you?” She seemed more confused.Andrea felt a surge of pity for the poor girl. She had a lot to process. She slipped out to let Ruben and Lisa sort things out privately.“We are mated. I can understand that this is a lot to take in. Trust me, it's not in my control. You are my mate. For some
Lisa's eyes widened, as Ruben's eyes blinked back to normal again. He looked away as if frustrated.“Does it happen often ?” She asked curiously.“No, usually I am in control of my wolf, but ever since he has got the whiff of you. He wants to come out and meet you.” Ruben explained.“Oh!” Despite her fear she was fascinated by Ruben, it was like going down a rabbit hole and coming across a whole new fantasy world which she never thought existed.“At the race today, you spoke to me,” she tapped her forehead,” in my mind.”“Yeah, I didn't want you to get hurt, and I will always protect you no matter what because you are mine.” He said so obsessively that it was a little scary. He took her left hand and grazed the knuckles with his lips while gazing into her eyes.Lisa felt the heat creeping up her face.“I guess my normal existence is a thing of the past
Lisa ignored the prying glances on Tuesday as she headed towards her locker when she saw, Emily heading her way.“Hi, Lisa. I haven't seen you around lately. What's keeping you so busy?” She asked.“Hi, Emily. You know, just taking care of school, living my life.” Lisa responded since Emily was one of the few people who was nice to her. She didn't mind talking to her.“Everyone is talking about you,” she whispered, conspiratorially.“Why?” Lisa groaned.“Well, you stood up to Vickie and I heard you are dating a hot older guy.” Her eyes gleamed.“I don't understand why people care what I do. I am not even popular. And he is not that old, he is around 22 I think.” Lisa shook her head in frustration.“Come on, spill it out,” Emily nudged her.“Spill what?”“Your new guy. You have been getting into tr