I frowned in confusion when I opened my eyes to find that I was sleeping on the bed.
“Good morning, little wolf” Damien’s voice broke my trail of thoughts. His back was to me as he took a sip of what I could sniff out as whiskey.
“Isn’t it too early to be drinking?” I asked.
“I don’t know, is it?” He asked sarcastically. He got up from the couch and turned to face me, his eyes hard unlike they were last night. However, I couldn’t blame him, the argument we had before I slept gave me a hard time getting some shut eye. I removed the blanket from over my body, and glared at him.
“Need I ask why I was asleep on the bed?” I knew that my question took the man off guard as he seemed to frown in confusion that I was angry about that. But he didn’t seem to understand that it was HIS bed, and I didn’t nee him acting like a gentleman.
“Oh, I’m sorry, next time I’ll be sure you’re sleeping on the floor” Damien snapped “you’re playing with fire, little wolf. I was being genuine and kind enough with you last night, but if you believe for one second that I was being weak; then you and me are going to have a problem”
“I was not going to share a bed with a man that I didn’t know”
“And had I claimed you as my own last night? What would you have done, little wolf? Or would you have gotten up…”
“What do you want, Damien? What exactly were you expecting? A submissive wife? I bloody told you, I will NOT submit to you. You can go find a different woman to do that for you…” my eyes widened when I was suddenly pinned against the wall. My chest to the wall as Damien stood behind me, his hot breath on the back of my neck.
“Consider this as my final warning, Natalia, remember your place; otherwise, this will end badly” he ran his fangs over my vein and I closed my eyes in both fear, and dare I say it, pleasure. I couldn’t believe the effect he was having on my body with just small actions like this one. But my wolf who was normally quiet, whimpered.
Damien sighed and took a step back, slowly turning me around to face him, keeping me pinned against the wall “I know that you’re not used to being in a pack, or having an Alpha. But you’re to be my Luna, and you need to act like it, Natalia”
I looked down at my feet avoiding his eyes. But Damien seemed to have other plans when he put his finger under my chin, raising my face, making me look at him. His eyes were gentle, letting me know that he wasn’t angry with me, well, not as angry as he was a few seconds ago. I could hear his racing heart which matched the pace of my own “lesson one, little wolf; you don’t challenge your Alpha, lesson two; as my Luna, you are to keep that beautiful head of yours high, you are my pride as a Pakhan and a wolf, you needn’t forget that, and lesson three; I never asked you to submit to me, but I will expect the respect that I’m giving you to be mutual, is that clear, little one?”
I nodded not saying a word. It seemed like my whole body was paralyzed as I looked the man in the eye. He smiled and nodded before letting me go, and taking a step back “there are a few dresses coming in a bit. They’re all yours, but I would like you to choose one to wear tonight”
“Where are we going tonight?” I asked taking a step away from the wall. Both Damien and I walked toward the kitchen where I wanted to make myself a mug of coffee “coffee?”
“Yes, please. One of the Leonov hotels is having a grand opening tonight, and I want you by my side as my wife there” Damien’s words made my heart drop to my stomach “are you okay?”
“I don’t know what you people do…” I started not knowing how to form the proper sentence “if anyone asks me a question, or says anything; I might not be able to answer”
“Don’t worry, malyshka, I’ll be by your side throughout the whole night. But all I ask from you is NOT to stir a problem as we would be the center of attention, and being newlyweds would also have its impact; especially since we got married on short notice” I nodded as I processed what Damien said and he smiled standing behind me as I filled the kettle, putting it to heat. He placed his arms either side of me on the counter, caging me in his arms and laying his chin on my shoulder “you need to relax, little wolf. You’ll be attending a lot more events by my side, and you might even be going to them on your own, representing me if I wasn’t around in the future”
I turned around, facing him. Damien smirked and raised me to sit on the counter, slowly pushing the kettle aside as not to hurt me, Damien spread my legs using his thigh and settled between my legs, his lips inches from my own “how are you sure that you could trust me with such a thing?”
My voice was above a whisper as I spoke, my heart racing and my body heating as Damien’s body pressed against my own, his arm wrapping around my waist, pulling me to him. He slowly grinded himself against me making my eyes widen at the heat that suddenly traveled down my body “you’re my wife, if I didn’t want to trust you to represent me, would I ever be giving you a chance?”
Damien’s lips connected with my own in a soft kiss, giving me the time to kiss him back. His arms wrapping around my waist as I wrapped mine around his neck, deepening the kiss. The kettle sounded as it shut off, but Damien didn’t seem to care as he ran his hands up and down my body, feeling my curves under his palm. His heart racing as a breathy moan escaped my lips against his own.
The bell rang breaking the trace that I fell into, forcing both Damien and I apart. Damien cursed under his breath before he composed himself, heading to the door leaving me alone on the counter. My heart raced against my chest as I fought back the forming smile on my lips. I touched my bottom lip with my finger, shaking my head at the man I called my husband. He walked back in the kitchen as I hopped off the counter, nodding at me to follow him.
“What about the coffee?” I asked.
“Leave it for a few minutes, I have something to show you” Damien said and I nodded walking toward him. He put his had on my lower back, and I couldn’t help but arch my back at the contact, flinching making him frown; however, I was thankful that he didn’t comment about it.
“Hang them there, and leave please” Damien said looking at the maids who were holding the dresses. The maids nodded and hung them on the clothing racks as Damien had instructed, my eyes widening at their beauty. The maids walked out of the suite, leaving both Damien and I alone in the room once again and I shook my head at him “you don’t like them?”
“No, it’s not that. The dresses are gorgeous” I said walking toward one of them, it was a royal blue one, one that I’ve seen in a magazine a month back with mum.
“But?” Damien asked waiting for me to continue.
“Do you really believe that I would be able to fit between all those fancy ladies?” I asked. Damien laughed and vampire sped toward me taking me by surprise, only this time, he didn’t pin me against the wall, he just stood in front of me.
“Not only would you fit between them, but you would be the most beautiful among them all”
Damien:“Do you think it’s too much?” Natalia asked turning around, showing me the blue dress, she wore. She already fixed her makeup, and curled her hair, and was now wearing the dress. The sleeveless dress hugged her body perfectly from the top before loosening under her waist. The slit on the dress reached her mid thigh making it more comfortable for her to walk.“Not at all, malyshka” I said smiling. I was already wearing my suit’s shirt, and pants, my jacket and tie were left on the couch as I fixed my sleeves.“Can I ask a question?” She asked avoiding my eyes, her cheeks reddening.“You know that you don’t need to ask the same question whenever you have one, right?” I teased. Natalia smiled, shaking her head at me “tell me, sweetie?”“What does malyshka mean?” She asked shyly “you kept calling me that, but I don’t really know what it means&r
Natalia:I looked at Damien as he walked out of the veranda. The man’s eyes were filled with rage, not to mention his racing heartbeat which I could hear due to my sensitive hearing.Damien wrapped his arm around my shoulder the second he reached me, his eyes not meeting mine; though I could hear his racing heart.“Alpha” Sebastian, his beta said looking at him. His brown eyes met my husband’s blue ones, clearly waiting for him to give him whatever other order he wanted to give. Damien, despite having his arm wrapped around me, clenched and unclenched his fist as an attempt to calm himself down.“I want you to check the whole building for the bastard. I don’t want him in the perimeter, and if you do spot him; throw him out, or kill him. Both options work fine for me” Damien said angrily. Sebastian nodded not saying another word as Damien pulled me from where I was standing, walking around the gala as he scanned th
Damien:“What is this place?” Natalia asked looking around the outdoor restaurant I took her to. Her eyes were wide when she saw the table the waiter guided us toward, and having left her jacket at the gala, it was my fault for liking her scent on mine and refusing to go back and getting hers, she was wearing my jacket.I pulled out her chair and watched as she took a seat, smiling at her calm heartbeat before kissing the crown of her head. She let out a breathy laugh as I did, and I walked toward my chair, sitting in front of her. The dim lights around us made the scene a whole lot more romantic than it already was. Flowers were placed on every table as well as candles, the floor was also covered with petals which swarmed around us with the wind giving it a magical aroma.“This, my beauty, is one of the best romantic spots here at New York. I figured since I ruined the night at the gala, might as well make use of it since the night is still yo
Natalia:“Are you sure you’re okay with this, Natalia?” Damien asked cupping my cheeks, making me look at him.“I want to officially meet the family, Damien. Plus, it’s been two weeks since we both got married; I believe that we’ve had enough of a ‘honeymoon’ as it is” I teased. Damien got a call from his mum last night asking him to come home, whatever the reason was; Damien hasn’t discussed it with me, and in all honesty; I didn’t even ask. As for meeting the family, I have barely seen Isabella when they had proposed to me, and my one conversation with Lyov was him asking me whether I was sure about this wedding or not. Sebastian and I spoke at the wedding, and other than that; I was somewhat isolated from everyone, merely seeing them with mum, and making sure that I was on my best behavior as not to ruin the chances of the wedding.Damien nodded, letting me go to close the last bag before wrapp
Damien:“Natalia, you will need…”“I am not like the other women in your Estate, Liz. I must thank you for your offer, but I know that Damien would not go ahead looking at other women. Had he wanted it, he wouldn’t have married me to begin with” I heard Natalia stopping Liz. I smiled as I listened to what she said before knocking the door twice, breaking their conversation. Whatever it was they were talking about, I didn’t like it, and it seemed to annoy Natalia too.Natalia opened the door for me, smiling as I wrapped my arm around her waist, pulling her to my chest “I suggest that you don’t fill my beauty’s head with mom’s nonsense, Liz. You of all people should know that mom did try bringing in other women, and they were all sent back just as they came”“Alpha…”“My love and respect for you are endless, Liz; however, as a friend, I suggest that you
Natalia:“Hey” Liz said entering the room.“Hi” I smiled. She came a while after Damien left, having knocked the door; I already knew it was her as I caught her scent.“I was wondering whether or not you wanted to help us with lunch? I know you’re a bride, but it could help kill time instead of just staying here, and it would be a chance to meet the family as you do?” Liz suggested. I smiled and nodded. Having learned how to cook and bake as a kid, it was something that I both loved doing and had to do as I worked as a waitress and chef to ensure that I could afford going to college; however, that was something that the Leonov family most probably didn’t know.I fixed my shirt and pants. Having showered and changed my clothes after Damien left, I was now wearing sweat pants and a normal V-neck shirt, my hair was tied in a bun, and the only jewel I wore was the wedding ring Damien gave me on our wedding day.<
Damien:“What do you mean, new partner?” I asked glaring at Alberto who showed me a shares contract. My eyes widened and I had to fight back ripping the paper in half as I read through it knowing that he had the original copy of it anyway.“Aunt Isabella sold me a part of her shares of the hotel, and I am now your new partner” Alberto said calmly. Him, Christopher, and I were inside my office right now, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the soundproof walls of this office.“That explains why you showed up at the wedding being confident” I said angrily. Christopher’s eyes met mine and he shook his head at me not wanting me to make any sudden movements. He knew my anger, and he knew that I could easily try shooting the man, and it didn’t matter to me whether or not we were inside the office.“Exactly, it seems like your beloved mother would do anything to fix her relationship with mamma, and beli
Natalia:“You’re still yet to tell me about your argument with mom, Natalia” Damien whispered, his breath hitting my neck as he spoke.The two of us were sitting out on the veranda. His arm wrapped around my waist as he held me to his chest after having dinner, resting his chin over my shoulder, his scruff brushed against my cheek. Seeing as he had a long day at work; I told him to reschedule our run to another day, and we settled to stargazing.I sighed and turned to face him. I didn’t want him getting upset after along day at work, but it seemed like we were going to have the conversation anyway. Damien waited for me to answer him, his expression genuine as he let me know that he wasn’t angry with me about it “I didn’t want to open such a subject after a long day at work. Plus, the woman is your mother, I couldn’t have let you get into an argument with about such a silly matter which I managed to handle, love&rdq