We’re both gasping for air as the mingled cream from the two of us slips out of her pussy and around where we’re joined. I’m not ready to leave her body, so I don’t pull out as I stand up with her and carry her into the bathroom.
“Where are you taking me?” she asks sleepily, cuddling against me.
“I thought you’d like to have a nice hot soak with me,” I say as I go in the bathroom and turn on the hot water in the tub.
I set her on the edge of the sink, but still I won’t leave her warm embrace. I’m still hard like a diamond, but I imagine it’s going to stay that way for quite some time.
While I wait for the bath to fill up, I hold her face and stare into her eyes. I tuck her hair behind her ears, and I touch her lips, but I can’t stop looking at her. Our minds are as connected as our souls, and we’re sharing all of our memories. Some of hers are so sad and lonely, but there are a few nice ones from when she was younger and got to go outside and play. She sees mine and how lonely I was until I began to have a family of my own, but there was always a missing piece. Now that I’ve found her, my heart is full and she sees that, too. There are no words to exchange and nothing is left unsaid. This is the best part about becoming mated—my truth is there for her to see.
I carry her over to the tub and step in before I sink down slowly. She’s still straddling me as she places her head on my chest and the warm water surrounds us.
“Tomorrow,” I say when I feel her questions bubbling up. “Right now, just let me take care of you, Loren. Let me show you love.”
I feel her body mold to mine as she truly knows what it feels like to belong somewhere.
“What have I done?” I whisper as I stare at Bishop lying in bed next to me.
For the first time since I can remember, my head is clear and there are no more fuzzy spots. There were so many things Gordon hid from me in my own mind. I’d been living with that monster my whole life and didn’t know it.
Bishop’s eyes open and he rolls us over so he’s on top of me. He pins me beneath him and there’s a look of concern on his face.
“Don’t even think about running away from me. That story is getting old around here.” I smile up at him, thinking I could spend forever just like this.
“I never want to go anywhere.” I trail my hands up his chest into his dark short hair. “I just don’t want more people getting hurt because of me. What if he comes after you and—” He cuts me off with a kiss so deep and sweet that it makes my whole body come alive. I moan into his mouth and wrap my legs around him. The pleasure of the night before floods my mind and I want to do those things all over again.
I’ll never leave you. His words float into my mind. That’s going to take some time getting used to. And I’ll never leave you, I send back without having to use words. Our connection is already so deep, and maybe that’s because it was there long before we knew it.
He nips at my lip before he leans back and pulls me up with him so I’m straddling his lap.
“He’ll come,” I say, knowing this for a fact. I woke up with a fear that I might have brought Gordon right to Bishop’s doorstep. Then I remembered I wasn’t alone any longer. Whatever’s coming, Bishop and I will face it together.
“I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t let you go either.” He gives me a cocky smile.
“Bishop, I’m serious.” His hand comes up to my chin to make me look at him. He always wants our eyes meeting.
“I know, and I’ll deal with it. It’s better he comes here, and besides, this is long overdue.”
“You’re going to kill him.” For someone who doesn’t want anyone else to die, I don’t say a word in Gordon’s defense.
“I should have done it a long time ago, but there’s always an order to things. When the council found him again he slipped away and has only come closer now.”
“When we moved here?” I ask, and he nods.
“Gordon has always been a little crazy. Even before he was turned, he craved the darker things in life. Some men relish the power of evil.” He closes his eyes for a moment, shaking his head.
“You’re powerful.” I can feel it and I don’t know if it’s because we’ve mated now or it’s an aura he gives off. It’s not only power but it’s strength and protection, too.