The Luna Trials Chapter 26
“In your dreams!” Savannah hissed, trying to push him away. “Womanisers are not my cup of tea. So, go back to Sabrina, the teenage witch and…”
He crushed his l!ps into hers, his warm tongue sliding into her mouth, trying to gain submission with it, greedy, devouring, dominant strokes. She relished this more than she cared to admit, but, her desires battled her will, she couldn’t lose.
So, while Kai was enjoying himself, Savannah did the only thing that came to her mind and bit his l!p, drawing blood from it. Kai growled into her mouth, but to her surprise, it wasn’t the angry growl she expected.
He caught both her arms and pinned them above her head, staring at her with a smug smile and licking his l!p, the metallic taste only exciting him more for some reason.
“Do that again, and I’ll choke you!” Savvy promised and saw the lycan leaning toward her l!ps.
“I have to warn you, Savannah,” he whispered in a manner that created goosebumps all over her body. “It’s quite possible that I will enjoy that as well. So, do as you must.”
He was about to claim her l!ps when she turned away, forgetting that this only gave him access to her neck.
“Don’t tempt me, Savvy,” he snarled into her ear and started to trail a series of w*et t0rturous k!sses all over her neckline. “You have no idea how many times I have thought of marking you. But when I do it, I will do it right.”
She froze in his arms, not believing her own ears. Was he really saying that? A mark? He can’t be serious!
“Stop it, Kai!” she ordered, and to her surprise, he obeyed her at once, locking his blue eyes with hers. “Enough of these games! Let’s just go to the main hall. You can play with one of your other brides if you are in the mood for it! Just leave me alone.”
She tried to walk away, but he caught her again.
“Savvy, what’s wrong?” Now he was serious. He could tell that she was hurting, and his heart was aching for some reason,
“Nothing!” She lied, to which of course he didn’t buy.
“Savvy….” Kai caught her in his arms again and took her chin into his hands. “Savvy, you aren’t seriously thinking I was on a date with Salome, are you?”
“What am I supposed to think?!” she snapped at him.
“That I am crazy about you,” he interrupted. That you are all I can think of since the moment I saw you destroying that bush.”
She paused, fingers digging into the fabric of his expensive black suit.
“That I am ready to send to hell all the traditions of my country for a chance to marry you.” He smiled. “If you will have me, that is.”
She let out a breath she didn’t know she was holding when he pulled her closer. “But Salome…”
“Salome will be leaving the Trials today,” Ka smirked. “You are not the only one who came here for an alliance, Savannah.”
Her l!ps parted at the news. She couldn’t believe this was really happening and that the million scenarios of Kai marrying the witch she fabricated in her mind were not going to come true.
“Why are you telling me all this?” she asked, arching her brow in sudden curiosity. “Isn’t this confidential information?”
“It is,” he affirmed and nodded, tracing her lower l!p with his thumb. “But, how else am I ever going to gain your trust?”
She clenched her l!ps, knowing she would probably always have trust issues. How could anyone trust other people in this cruel world?
“I’ve made so many mistakes already,” Kai confessed. “I am ready to do everything I can to prove to you I am worthy of your love. I want to earn your trust, I will do whatever it takes …”
“I don’t think it’s possible given our circumstances,” she chuckled sadly. If he was venturing to be honest with her, she could a least meet him where he was at.
“I agree,” Kai took her chin into his large palm and with a slight lift brought her face up to look at him. “This is why the Luna Trials are over the minute you say so.
Become my real fiancee, Savvy. We don’t have to marry immediately, however, I do want everyone to know that you are the only one for me.”
“No,” she shook her head in denial. “This is crazy. That’s impossible! Let’s just forget the whole thing. You and I … it was never going to work. You will find your mate, and this would become a disaster! Besides, we barely know each other … All this is just … I don’t know what this is.”
She blubbered all that nonsense, and he watched her with a half-smile.
“I don’t want a mate if she is not you,” he told her, placing his forehead on hers. “She can’t feel better than this.”
“You have no idea what a mate bond is like.” Savannah sighed, and now he was the one struck with a fit of jealousy. “It will consume you within minutes, overwhelm you. You will forget about everyone else and only want that one person.”
“Is this … how you feel about your mate?” His grip on her became tighter, and he wasn’t sure if he really wanted to know the answer. What if her feelings for him were nothing in comparison? Was that why she kept pushing him away?
“Not anymore,” she breathed out, and he felt the heavy constriction gripping his heart lift off his chest.
“Then my mate wouldn’t be a problem either,” he said, gently nibbling her l!ps. “Just say yes to me, Savvy.”
“No,” she responded at once, and he let out a chuckle. Kai gave her a challenging look, unbuttoning his blazer and throwing it to the ground.
She stared at him with her brows furrowed. Next, she watched him roll up his sleeves and lower himself to the ground in front of her.
“I knew you would require more persuasion, the king’s hand glided over her h!p, moving the fabric of her skirt aside and sending pleasant shivers all over her body.
“Wh-what are you doing?” she stuttered hesitantly. Yet she did not push him away.
“Kneeling before my future Queen.” he sneered and hooked her th!gh, gaining a gasp out of her.
“Kai!” she belatedly attempted to scold him, but he was already peppering her skin with small sizzling k!sses. “We can’t! Not here!”
“I love how you went from ‘we can’t’ to ‘not here’ in less than a second.” He wickedly winked in approval. “That’s my girl.”
“Someone could see us!” She squeaked as his fingers reached for her silk underwear. This wasn’t how she expected to spend this evening.
“Isn’t this the best part?” He smirked and placed her th!gh on his broad shoulder, dipping his head between her th!ghs.
She could feel his hot tongue making its first stroke against her c0re, only a mere piece of fabric separating them now. To her surprise, he immediately withdrew from her, his eyes intensely shining gold.
“Now, Savannah, this is the part where I need you to tell me you want this,” he looked at her with such vivid passion that she felt utterly devoured by him. Her breath hitched.
“No way.” She swallowed and shook her head. One of them had to be the sane one. “Let’s just go to the hall and ….”
“Yeah, no!” Kai refused with a laugh. “Not interested in that option. Not without tasting you first.”
“Blackmail is not a way to ask for consent!” she hissed as he drew his fingers in circles over her inner th!gh.
“I am not blackmailing you!” He placed his hand on his heart as if she had stabbed it and his voice sounded offended. “I am’ begging on my knees. There is a difference!”
She had difficulty breathing at a steady pace. His closeness caused her mind to willingly wander to sinful places. She knew quite well he could already scent her response to his question, he could glimpse it on her ruined underwear. He was too close to not notice. Yet, he needed to hear it.
“We could stay like this all night,” he added and grazed his canines over her sensitive skin. “I really don’t mind. In fact, if your legs are wrapped around my shoulders, I could stay like that my whole life.”
Another electric touch, and she closed her eyes in willing defeat.
“Yes! Okay?!” Her voice emitting anger and desperation simultaneously. “Yes! To hell with you, Kai Fion…”
She didn’t get to finish as he ripped the lacy piece of fabric off her faster than she could utter his last name, opening her th!ghs wider for him.
Kai drew his hot tongue from the very bottom of her c0re to the delicate bud at the top of her pink glistening folds in one luxurious glide, finally tasting her for the first time.
Savvy threw her head back, thankful there was a wall behind her. He held her tight. Cupping her bottom to help her balance and enjoying how it couldn’t fit in his large palm, he flickered his tongue over and over, swearing under his breath a few times because he didn’t know if he could control himself.
“Goddess!” Savannah screamed, immediately covering her own mouth. The last thing she wanted now was witnesses. Although, the thought that they might get caught excited her more than she was willing to admit.
Fenrir would be jealous of me,” Kai chuckled before he plunged his tongue inside, probing her, teasing. Her c0re clenched around him, and he swore again. She knew that he was cursing, but the words were unfamiliar.
“What… you.. saying,” she tried to ask the question, but her mind was clouded with every sensation he was now giving her. She m0aned that last word, and he stopped everything, tearing away from her pulsating c0re to look at her.
Her cheeks were flushed, causing a smug smile to stretch across his handsome face.
“The ancient northern language,” he responded without taking his eyes off her, his fingers making circular motions around her sensitive bundle of nerves. “You know, we had a beautiful alphabet system. Seventy-three letters of intricate squiggles.”
“Impressive,” she panted and flinched when she saw a feral smirk forming on his l!ps. He had something on his mind, and she knew it.
“Why don’t I show you?” The lycan returned his gaze to her centre and this time added a finger to his divine torture of her c0re, thrusting it in and out, driving her crazy as he traced the ancient letters, making her m0an.
The pressure was building up quickly inside her, and she tugged on his hair to help him catch the right rhythm.
“Kai, please!” she began to beg, not knowing what she really needed from him. She lost it as he snarled into her, creating extra vibrations and adding two more fingers.
His body was quivering with restraint as he let out a painful m0an when he tipped her over the edge. It took all of his willpower not to claim her fully here and now, but Savanah deserved more than a hasty encounter in a dark passage.
He knew that this would be it for today, and when she screamed as her release ripped through her body, Kai helped her ride her pleasure, catching a glimpse of their future together.
He distanced himself away from her c0re after showering her inner th!ghs with a trail of k!sses when she ceased shaking from her intense climax. He knew it was too early to let go of her, as she could barely stand straight.
He stood up slowly, locking her in his arms and letting her lean over his chest. She tried to move away from him, but he held her in place.
“Not now,” he said, burying his face in her hair. “What are you …” She wanted to question him but he shushed her.
“Give me a minute, Savannah. I am looking at the portrait of my one-hundred-year-old grandfather to calm myself down.”
She giggled, realising that she was the only one to receive a release tonight.
“We can fix that,” she whispered into his ear, and a low, pained sound emerged from his ch3st.
“I am afraid we have no time,” he informed her as his l!ps found her skin again. “We need to go to that hall, after all.”
“We can’t go in there now!” Savvy whispered, afraid to look at him for some reason. “Why?” he snorted as he car*ssed her bare back. “Because now we smell like each other. It’s too obvious what we‘ve been doing!”
“How terrible!” he let out a chuckle. “But isn’t that the whole point? We are going to finish the Trials now. For good.”
“How are you going to do this without offending everyone?” She raised her chin to look at him and really hoped he had a solution.
“By offering them what they really want instead,” he planted a small k!ss on her nose. “It’s okay, Savvy. We are going to figure everything out eventually. Let’s go. I don’t want to wait a moment longer!”
They ran together, holding hands and laughing at the craziness of what they were about to do. – Savannah couldn’t believe it was happening, but Athena howled inside in approval and in the heat of the moment, all this felt so right. Kai felt right. She felt as if he was hers.
The doors were opened before them, and the intense light of the main hall hit the happy couple in the face. It took them some time to adjust, but to their surprise, they mostly saw the backs of all the guests. No one was paying them much attention.
Naya walked toward them in a beautiful azure gown with a tense face. Something was off.
“Turn away and leave, Savannah,” she whispered as she passed the couple, and Savvy froze on the spot.
The spacious ballroom was overcrowded, and there was this unpleasant atmosphere of distress looming over. The space was filled with the buzzing noises of conversations and gasps.
Some servant girl slipped a small envelope into Savvy’s hand, startling her, and left quickly before the Lycan Princess could ask her anything.
“What is going on?” Kai growled, and Elene was the first one to react, squeezing herself out from the main crowd.
“Oh, good that you are here! One of the Alphas in the guest delegation is not feeling well!” she said with a concerned face and then went stiff, eyes travelling over her brother and Savannah, lingering on their fingers laced together. “Come,” Elene took her brother’s arm and started pulling him away. “We can’t let him die on our watch! It’s going to be a scandal!”
“Go,” Savvy whispered to him as he shot a worried glance at her. This was clearly not the right time for any kind of announcement.
“Sorry,” he mouthed to her and rushed into the heart of the crowd, leaving her alone. She could feel that something ominous was looming over her.
Exhaling heavily, Savannah opened the envelope and gasped when she read the words on the little note as she smelled a strong scent of mint.
I hope you like my present.