Sion led me away from the others, walking downstream. I was looking around curiously.
Everything seemed.. familiar… but I couldn’t quite place it.
Sion stopped walking and I looked up at him curiously. He let his hand drop from me and looked out into the distance.
“I can’t believe you did that.” His voice whispered out and I felt my body tense. Was he upset with me for agreeing to following him to the spirit realm? It was hypocritical. He would have done the same for me. But when he turned to face me… my heart stopped. His face was full of so many raw emotions. Wet streams were falling from his eyes and my chest hurt for him.
“I never told you…” His voice was strained and croaked as he tried to talk. “I don’t like…” He tapped on his chest and swallowed hard.
“I-I-I don’t like this darkness inside of me. It has always been there waiting to take over. When I lost my parents, I was afraid it was only a matter of time before I lost to it. I feared I would end up in the dark… alone.” His hazel eyes met with mine and a gentle smile reached his l!ps.
“But then I found you. You shared your light with me. You are the sun keeping away the dark.” He took in a shaky breath and shook his head. “You are following me into darkness. How can I be so selfish to take you with me?”
“Clover, I am so sorry. I can’t refuse the offer. I am selfish. I want you with me. I need my sun. I know I should adamantly refuse your offer.”
His eyes were fixated on mine. “But I can’t tell you how relieved I felt knowing you would be by my side. I’m horrible, Clover. I’m selfish and greedy. You deserve better-“
I couldn’t hear it anymore. He was breaking my heart with how shattered he looked. I grabbed his face and pulled his l!ps down to mine. It was soft, gentle, and poured with my love.
“ld!ot.” I whispered against his l!ps. I smiled and looked into his eyes. “You are an id!ot if you think you could have talked me out of it. You don’t have mind-controlling powers. If you would have refused me, I would have forced you to agree. Remember that in the future. When we get in arguments when we disagree on our children’s names when we are trying to decide what we want for dinner..” I smiled, “You can never win against me unless I allow it.”
There it is… the sweet smile of my mate.
He leaned his cheek into my hands as he k!ssed my palms.
“Thank you for loving this id!ot. I’ll do everything in my power so that you never regret it.”
He k!ssed my palm again as his eyes lifted to me.
Just keep me with you, Sion. That is all you ever have to do.” I listened to his sweet chuckle
“Gods, you see… even that.. you are perfect for me. The greatest gift I will never deserve.” He looked at my neck and frowned. His thumb brushed over the faint mark. “I wish I could reestablish this now…”
I laughed, smiling up at him widely. “I have bound myself to your soul. I don’t think you have to worry about me going anywhere.” His eyes were serious and there was a growing tension in the air.
“l feel very possessive over you, Clover. I can’t promise I won’t do something crazy in the future…”
“Good thing I can control you then.” I grinned. This is what Reapus meant about someone able to put him on a leash. If Sion got out of control, I would be able to command him as a sheya. I needed to practice my powers, so I felt confident in using them.
I slowly trailed my finger down his chest with a seductive smile on my face. “I’m the one who should be concerned. You are the one that isn’t bound to me..” I felt his chest rumbling beneath my fingers.
“If you could only read my mind.” His voice was sensually threatening. “l am completely captivated by you. Right now..” His breath was now tickling my l!ps as my heart began to race. “I can’t stop thinking about feeling you writhe in pleasure underneath me. I want to please you until you are exhausted. Da.mn…” His husky voice growled as he nipped my bottom l!p. “If you ever wanted to slap a man for what he was thinking.. for what I want to do to you.”
A shiver ran over my body. My breath was ragged, and my body was tingling with anticipation of his touch. “Will you do what you are thinking?”
“Not here..” He said and I breathed in his sweet breath. I curled my fingers into his chest.
His l!ps were teasing mine. Testing them with his teeth and tongue. Enough to drive me crazy. He tortured me by not fully giving me what I wanted.
His tongue then plunged into my mouth, greedily attacking me. Our tongues twisted together, dancing possessively with the other. My arms moved up around his neck as I tangled my fingers in his hair.
“Mine…” He growled into my l!ps as he continued his assault. His hand reached the bottom hem of my shirt and began to trail upwards. His hot hand seared me as he trailed under my bra, cupping my breast. His fingers rolled around my hardened nip.ple as he pressed his hardness against me. Gods, I wanted him so much. Being in the wide open suddenly meant nothing as desire consumed me.
He removed his hot mouth from mine and began to tease me again. This time he began suck and nip at my neck as he played with my hardened Bed. He was sending jolts of sparkling tingles and pleasure through me. It felt amazing, but I wanted more. I was demanding more. I thought a moan was going to escape my throat, but instead it was a growl. My wolf was finally connecting back with me in response to Sion’s touch.
The sound of my wolf made Sion crash his l!ps against mine urgently. His frantic k!ssing was showing me he no longer planned to hold back.
Thank the gods because I needed him.
“Clover?!” Fvck… someone was here but… it was someone different. We both stopped abruptly and turned our heads to look across the river.
“It is CLOVER! Denny! It’s Clover.”
Now I knew why this place seemed familiar. It was on the other side of the river of the Sulfur pack territory. How did we even come this far? I was so disoriented by being dragged underwater and traveling through the mines that I never realized how far we had come.
Joey, Jude, and Denny were standing on the other side of the river. I felt my cheeks grow hot as Sion’s possessive hand Iowered from under my shirt. He looked over at the three men and a low growl escaped his throat.
“Clover, are you alright? What are you doing here?” Denny asked, looking suspiciously at Sion. I can understand how weird this situation is. There just wasn’t a simple explanation.
“Yes, we are fine..” I glanced up at Sion, whose body felt tense as he stared across the river.
“I’ve been trying to call you..” Denny said, and I nodded my head.
“Yeah, I don’t have my phone. A lot has happened..” I trailed off, not sure how much I should say. Though honestly, they needed to know what was going on. There was a good chance there was something foul in the Sulfur pack too.
The demon that killed Taylor didn’t just waltz in there and kill her. There was more to that story.
“But you are okay?” Joey asked, his eyes searching over me from across the river. I nodded my head and smiled.
“You guys are in heavy Seeker territory. It isn’t safe.” I could see Denny scowling as he looked at Sion. “There have been strange scents coming from over there…” Denny was still being protective of me, and I could see Sion didn’t like it. I felt his strong arm curl around my waist as he grunted an acknowledgement.
“We are coming over to talk.” Joey finally said, without another word, he shifted into his wolf, jumping into the river to cross. I watched as Denny and Jude instantly joined him.
I looked up to see Sion’s tense face and I patted his arm. “My love, it’s okay. You know they are like family to me. Think of them as my brothers.”
“Brothers shouldn’t look at their sister that way.” His voice was trembling with anger. It was only then that I realized how much he was trying to restrain himself. This new form seemed to make it harder to control.
“Then just think about how I look at you.” I smiled up at him as he turned to look at me. “And how badly I want you right now.” His l!ps curled upwards, and he leaned his head into mine.
“A promise for later.”
“You better deliver.” I grinned as he buried his nose in my hair to inhale my scent to help calm him.
“Do you want me to drown them?”
We both looked in shock to see Odell and the others standing there. When did they arrive?
“We could hear the other voices and came to investigate.” Conner seemed to be reading our minds.
“No, Odell. They are from my old pack.” I watched as she shrugged, still not convinced they should live. Conner and Logan then moved to Sion’s side, while Kai and Odell stayed at mine.
Demetri stood slightly back in his centaur form where he could watch and observe everyone.
Three wolves made it to our side of the river and shifted. I stared at them quietly. It felt strange seeing them in front of me. It hadn’t been that long and yet it felt like it had been ages. When my eyes met with Denny’s I knew something was wrong. He looked tired and worried.
“What happened?” l asked as my eyes darted over the three of them. I could see he was reluctant to speak. His eyes darted to Sion and then back to me. Whatever it was, he didn’t want to say it in front of him.
Denny, what is wrong? His eyes focused on mine as he pursed his l!ps together.
How are you here?
It’s a long story, but I was in danger, and we ended up here.
So, you haven’t been with the Chance pack the last couple of days?
My eyes widened as my l!ps parted in shock.
Denny, what has happened?”
Denny stared at me for a moment before he looked at Sion. “Wolves are defecting from their packs.. and they are being found near the Chance pack.” I felt Sion’s entire body tense and I squeezed his hand gently.
“Da.mn, she works fast.” I looked up at Sion and gave him a reassuring smile, “It’s going to be okay. We will reclaim the Chance pack.”
“Did you get kicked out?” Jude asked with wide eyes.
“I chose Clover over the pack,” Sion answered firmly. This sentence had a loaded meaning. Since this was something Denny was not willing to do. It spoke volumes on Sion’s devotion to me.
“His pack is being manipulated and they don’t know what they are doing. But we will reclaim them.” I quickly added. I didn’t want them to think Sion didn’t have control over his pack because he did. His pack loved him. I watched as Denny smiled and then looked at me.
“So- you have found the one who was meant for you.”
“I have. Sion is my everything.” I smiled as I squeezed his hand. I wanted them to know I was happy. Although I didn’t want to hurt Joey. I looked up at him and could see a softness in his eyes. He was smiling at me and looked relieved to see that I was happy.
“Clover, you will always be someone special to me. Because of that, I will always be here for you.” Denny said and his eyes met with Sion’s. “Well, what can we do to help?”