I woke with a start; I was frantically trying to remember the last thing that happened before I fell asleep. I remember walking through the portal and throwing up. And then Derek carried me.
Why was I walking through the portal? I sat up in bed, trying to remember. I threw the blanket off and found I was only in my b*ra and underwear.
Grace was hurt, and that’s why l walked through that portal. I started looking for my clothes and my phone. I needed to call Brad to make sure that Grace was okay.
I found myself trapped in the blanket while I was searching for my phone. I fell off the bed with a loud thud, letting out a scream. I heard the door open with a bang, but I couldn’t see because the damn blanket was covering my face.
“Ashlyn, what’s wrong?” Liam asked me.
“I can’t find my phone or clothes and I’m stuck in this damn blanket,” I huffed. And I could hear him trying not to snicker.
After some tugging and pulling, we finally got my head out. My hair was static, and I quickly tried to smooth it out. Brandon, Liam and Matt were all watching me.
“Where’s Mason and Derek?” I asked them.
“Both of them and Sage are with the Kings,” Brandon answered.
“How long was I out for?” I asked them, looking around. I really needed my phone. Matt walked over to the other nightstand and picked something up. He walked around the bed and passed me my phone.
“Thank you. I need to call Brad to make sure Grace is okay.” I told them. I was looking at my phone. I didn’t have any new texts.
“How are you feeling?” Liam asked me. He was kneeling in front of me.
“I’m starving and I could use some clothes. I need to get to that meeting. Someone should have woken me,” I told them.
“We’ll bring you some food and clothes while you talk to Brad,” Liam said while standing. The three of them left the room, closing the door behind them. I stood up and shook myself out of the blanket.
I called Brad, and he told me that Grace was doing a lot better. She was weak, but she had been up to speak to him. The baby is doing good, as well. He told me she was attending to a patient, and the patient was rabid.
They weren’t sure what caused it, but they had to heavily sedate him. They were running tests, as we speak.
I told him I’d be there tomorrow morning. I’m sure lan was busy investigating this, and I didn’t want to be a bother. After I ended the call, I wanted into the bathroom to get myself cleaned up. I still had some dried blood on me.
I heard a knock at the door and I called for whomever it was to enter. Liam came in with some clean clothes. He walked to the bathroom door and immediately turned around.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to look.” He said while he passed back the clothes.
“Yes, you did.” I teased him. I pulled the tight, fitted sweatpants on. And then I pulled the long grey sleeved shirt over my head. Both were a little big, but they were comfy.
“Maybe, a little.” He joked, and I laughed. I walked around him and we both looked at each other.
“Just don’t tell your mates,” he said worryingly. And I laughed.
“I would never rat you out,” I told him.
“Good, now come. We have food in the living room for you, and then we will walk you down to the meeting.”
After I finished eating, I just wanted to go back to sleep. But I was walking through the halls of the council building on my way to the meeting room. When we arrived at the doors, Liam opened it for me and I stepped in. He closed the door behind me. Everyone at the table was looking at me and I now felt insecure about what I was wearing.
“Baby, you’re awake?” Mason came over to me and gave me a hug. He then led me over to where Derek was now standing by his chair. Derek wrapped his arms around me.
“How are you feeling, Babygirl?” He whispered into my neck. He was placing gentle k!sses along my neck.
“It was good until l ate. And now I’m tired again,” I answered him.
“Okay, then we should hurry this meeting along.”
Derek told me, pulling away. Mason pulled out my seat in between them and we all sat down.
“Okay, so where should we start?” l asked the room.
“Ashlyn, I’m sorry about the force I gave out, I’m not sure what happened.” King Gregory said.
“It wasn’t your fault. Selene wanted to speak with me,” I told him.
“What have you three explained?” I asked Derek, Mason and Sage.
“We explained about your visit with the moon goddess,” Mason answered. I turned my attention to King Draco. I knew it hurt him over my mother’s decisions.
“King Draco, I don’t think my mother meant to hurt anyone. I think she thought she was making things simpler by only taking one mate. She was always destined to have a hybrid child. And she was told this,” I explained.
“And what about James?” He asked me.
“James is still my father. He had marked my mother. It just means that Gregory is also my father.” I told him.
“l understand that everyone who was involved in that situation would be upset. It’s the reason l gave all my mates a choice as well” I said.
“Theo, should choose you.” King Draco huffed.
“Theo has already made his choice, and I’m okay with it. And I’m okay with Jordan’s choice as well. And I’m so glad that Nathan turned out to be my brother.” I laughed.
“Me too, sis.” Nathan laughed with me.
“Two mates is more than enough. Now, are there questions?” I asked them.
“I would like to apologize to you, my Queen. If I hadn’t been so stubborn about my mate, Gregory could have claimed you when your parents were killed.” King Draco apologized.
“I would have liked to have grown up with my siblings, but it’s not something that we can change.” I told him and he nodded.
“Can I ask you a question, King Draco?”
“Of course, my Queen,” he answered.
“Does your father have a mate?” I asked him, and he was stunned by my question.
“His mate, my mother, has passed on. Why?” He asked.
“I dreamwalked into him talking with my grandmother. They were cozy with each other. I understand that they would have been mates if my grandmother hadn’t messed up. But I’m wondering why he would help her now?” I asked him.
“Theo was telling me about this, and I’m not sure. I don’t know what my father would gain from all of this.
But maybe he still feels a connection with her.” He shrugged, and I nodded.
Suddenly, my head spun, and I rested it in my hands while my elbows were on the table.
“Baby, what’s wrong?” Mason asked, rubbing my back.
“Yes, sorry. I just feel dizzy.”I breathed out. What the hell was going on with me? I didn’t feel like myself.
“My Queen, I will see to the investigation into my father and Ill report everything back to you,” King Draco announced. I took a deep breath before I lifted my head to look at him.
“Thank you, King Draco. I appreciate your help in this matter.”
“Alright, I think that’s enough for today. Ashlyn needs to rest.” Derek announced, standing from his chair.
“Ashlyn, I would like you to come stay in the magic kingdom. So we can train you?” King Gregory asked me. And I looked over at Sage.
“Father, we will decide and I will get back to you.” Sage answered for me.
“I can always portal in and Sage can start training you as well.” Nathan spoke, and I nodded.
“Sounds good, everyone.” Mason spoke while standing up from his seat. I was resting my head in my hands and didn’t realize that all the kings had left.
“Babygirl, let’s go home.” Derek said, pulling me from my thoughts. I stood up from my seat and Brandon, Liam and Matt were now with us.
Sage opened a portal, and we all walked through. I rushed off into our room to empty my stomach into the toilet. The rush of stepping through the portals had my stomach in knots.
When I was done, I leaned my back against the cold tile wall and rested my head on my knees.
“Baby, I think we should take you to see a doctor.” Mason said from the doorway.
“Mason, I’m fine.” I mumbled out.
“Baby, you don’t look fine. Derek and I are just concerned.” He told me.
“Mason, I’m okay. I just need a nice hot shower and some sleep. And then I’ll be back to normal in the morning.” I told him. He walked over to the shower and turned it on, then he came over to me and helped me up.
“Okay, then let’s get you in bed so you can feel better.” He said, while helping me undress. When I was na*ked and Mason was str!pping, I brushed my teeth. I don’t remember ever throwing up this much.
Finally, I stepped into the shower, and the hot water felt amazing on my achy body. Mason came up behind me, wrapping his arms around me. I could feel how hard he was, and then he n!pped and svcked my neck and shoulder.
“Mason.” I m0aned out, tilting my head to give him better access to my neck.
“Baby, do you need me to stop?” He whispered into my neck.
“Mason, don’t stop.” I m0aned, grinding my ass into his c0ck, and he moved his hands to my br*easts.
He turned me to face him, Iifting me up. I wrapped my legs around his waist. His tip was rubbing into my cl!t, making me cry out. He pushed me back up against the shower wall and reached in between us.
He positioned his c0ck at my entrance and, with one hard thrust, he was buried deep inside me. I didn’t have time to m0an out. Mason crushed his l!ps to mine and thrusted his tongue into my mouth.
He was swallowing all my m0ans, while my hands were in his hair. He was thrusting faster and harder. It was turning me into a m0aning mess and I couldn’t focus on his l!ps on mine.
“You’re so we*t, Baby.” Mason gr0aned while k!ssing down my jaw and neck. I was digging my nails into his shoulders. My org*asm was building, and I was so close to release.
“You feel so good.” I m0aned out. He bit down on his mark, making me explode all over his c0ck. My pvssy pulsating around him while l rode out my org*asm.
“Mason,” I m0aned out while he was thrusting faster, chasing his own release. I k!ssed down his jaw, to his neck. He gr0aned as I k!ssed and svcked my mark.
“Baby,” he gr0aned out while he released deep inside me. A few more thrusts and he stilled. We were both panting, trying to catch our breath.
“Now, I’m ready for bed.” I breathed out, and he laughed.