My Surprise Mate Chapter 9

I m*aned into the k!ss as he carried me to the couch, sitting down with me straddling him.I had never felt the need to have someone as strong as I do now.

Dane broke the k!ss, slowly trailing soft k!sses down my jaw and neck, stopping where my neck meets my shoulders.

He peppered light k!sses over that spot, causing me to melt into him.

I could feel my need begin to pool between my legs.

Dane pulled away, closing his eyes while he took a few deep breaths. He gently lifted me off of his lap and sat me next to him on the couch.

The sting of rejection felt like an arrow going through the center of my heart.

My body instantly craved his touch.I couldn’t believe how strongly I felt for him; it was like he was what I had always been missing in my life.

“I’m sorry, I don’t know what came over me,” I apologized as I tried to stand up.

Dane’s hand shot out, grabbing my wrist and pulling me to his ch3st.

“There is nothing to be sorry about…I just don’t want to rush this with you.”

He sighed as he wrapped me in a bear hug, “but goddess, you make it almost impossible to walk away.”

I smiled against his ch3st, letting his scent engulf me.I was nice to hear.

Dane cleared his throat, “Mom talked to the doctor, and he can see you in an hour. Just a checkup, make sure everything is okay with you and the pup.”


My heart rate picked up; did he really just say pup? He looked down at me, car*ssing my hair, “So, am I going to give birth to a pup?”

Dane started laughing hard, “No! We refer to our kids as pups. It will be a baby though. I’m sorry I shouldn’t have said it like that.”

He leaned down, k!ssing the top of my head.

“I need to take a shower and get ready then…”

I trailed off as I stood and made my way to the bathroom.

As I let the hot water roll down my back, I let my mind wander.

First, about Dane and how perfect he is.

Not just physically, though I doubt anyone could get a body as close to perfect as what he has, but him overall.

He’s so respectful and caring.

My insecurities started rising the more I thought of how mouthwatering he was. I stepped from the shower and stood in front of the large mirror staring at myself.

I’m far from having a perfect body, something other girls always liked to point out to me growing up, and many men have made comments about it.

What if I fall for him and then he realizes, after one time of seeing me n*ked, that he can do better? I jumped, grabbing a towel to wrap around me, as there was a growl outside the bathroom and into the living room.

Dane jumped up, wrapping his arms around me, “What happened?”

“Umm…don’t laugh but I think I heard the rabid coyote outside the window again.”

Dane quickly stepped back from me, and I noticed his eyes were no longer sky-blue but now solid grey, almost silver.

A low growl rumbled from deep in his ch3st, “Stay in here,”

his voice was deep, threatening as he turned and stormed out the front door, slamming it behind him.

That was when I realized I was still covered by only a towel.

Water still dripping from my wet hair all over the floor.

A growl erupted outside, loud enough and close enough to rattle the windows, following what I could only describe as what sounded like wood splintering into a thousand pieces.

What the hell was going on? Had there really been a wild animal outside the house? I didn’t have time to think about anything else, Dane! The sudden urge to protect Dane had me running as fast as I could to the bedroom.

I threw on some sweats and a t-shirt as I heard shouting outside. I ran out the door, scanning the area, seeing people gathering on the side of the house. I pushed my way through the crowd to find Dane in the middle of the I couldn’t help but be impressed by his raw strength.

As if he could feel me behind him, Dane’s head shot towards me, “Ash, take Holly back inside.”

He growled out.

I saw a man step around Dane as he walked toward me, a small smile on his face. I couldn’t help but notice that he wasn’t as big as Dane, but he was definitely bigger than Kain.

Ash gently grabbed my arm as he led me back into the house.

I looked back at Dane, seeing the man he had been holding start to fight back.

“Let. Me.Go!”

I glared at Ash as I tried to wiggle free from his grasp.

He shook his head, looking down at me, “Sorry, Alpha said to bring you back in here.”

He was so calm, not the least bit affected by what was currently happening outside, and no matter what I tried I couldn’t seem to shake his grip on my arm.

“Just calm down.Sit down over there and Alpha will be back in a minute.”

I could hear the crowd and the growling becoming louder.

“I need to protect Dane! I have to help him! “

I yelled at Ash.

He just started laughing.

I couldn’t believe he was actually laughing at me. I felt my anger start to bubble as I brought my knee up as hard as I could, making contact with his manh0od.

He let go of my arm as he doubled over, “I told you to let me go, I have to help Dane.”With Ash no longer towering over He doesn’t need anyone’s help!”

I didn’t listen to him. I couldn’t fight the urge to find and protect Dane.I had never felt this way before.I had never hit someone like I just had either though.I didn’t have time to think about that right now though.

The crowd was starting to leave as I rounded the corner, my eyes searching for Dane.

I felt a hand grab my arm, “Come back inside, please.”

It was Ash. He recovered fast from my knee to the groin.

I turned around attempting to push him back, but unfortunately, he didn’t move much, but instead he caught my arms in his hands.

“Let me go!” I screamed at him.

Another growl.

Lower and closer.

I felt the tingles begin radiating over my body, Dane.

Ash let go of me, holding his hands in the air as if he was surrendering and his head bowed to the ground.

I spun to find Dane standing just a few inches behind me.

“Are you okay?” he asked me as he looked me over.

“What? Are you really asking me if I’m okay when you’re the one that was just in a fight?”

I wrapped my arms around his wa!st as I looked him over to see if he had any injuries. I found none, not even a scratch.

Dane pulled me to stand beside him, his arm wrapped protectively around my shoulders.

“I thought I told you to there with his head bowed down.I could feel his anger starting to rise again.

“Well…he did take me back inside,”

I spoke up, not willing to let Ash get an ass chewing.

I didn’t know him, and I wasn’t sure if I would like him, but I wasn’t trying to cause problems either.

Dane looked down at me, his face stern, waiting for me to explain.

“It’s okay Luna, I didn’t do what I was told,” Ash spoke but never looked up.

Luna?? Maybe he forgot my name. I brushed it off.

“It’s not okay,”

I turned to face a pissed-off Dane, “He took me inside…he just wasn’t able to keep me inside.”

Confusion flashed in his eyes before he smiled, “You mean to tell me that my Beta, the second strongest in the pack, couldn’t keep you in the house?” he seemed amused by this.

I turned to Ash, whose face was bright red with embarrassment.

“Ash? Explain,” Dane stated.

Was he going to be mad at me when he found out what I did to his friend? Ash cleared his throat as he looked up, “I took her inside. She kept trying to get away from me to come back out. I tried to get her to calm down and sit in the living room. I assured her you would be back in a few minutes.”

He paused and glanced at me, “she kneed me as hard as she could in my…well you know…and took off out the door, saying she needed Dane looked back at me, he actually looked proud of me, and at the very least he seemed amused.

“You did that?” I blushed, “I’m sorry. I just don’t know what came over me. I swear I’ve never even done anything like that before. I’ve never been in a fight, but I had this overwhelming urge to help you.I can’t explain it.”

Dane was laughing now.

Like hunched over laughing, “Ash you can go, Colby is waiting for you.”

Dane slipped his hand in mine, lacing our fingers together as he started leading me down the dirt path, “But you’re okay, right? You’re not hurt or anything?” he asked, his tone turning more serious.

“I’m fine—are you mad at me for what I did?”

He just shook his head, “No way. I’m proud actually. But we will need to talk after your appointment.”

He held the door open as we walked inside a large building, the clinic assumed.

The young girl sitting at the front desk bowed her head as she stood, “Right this way, Alpha.”

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