Peace is just a breath between battles for Mira. Hardened by slavery and war, she longs for the simpler life, knowing that it might never be hers to enjoy. There is always another battle waiting to be fought, another foe on the horizon. Peace between humans and otherkin may be nothing more than a dream, but Mira holds out hope.
It is during this brief respite that Mira is gifted one of her greatest weapons. Though it brings with it memories of a time when she was not so jaded it also comes with a reminder of terrible pain and loss. Awakening deeply hidden emotions within her, If Mira can use this to her advantage, she’ll have a new ally in the next battle to come.
“You can take whatever you need from me. All I have is yours.” Theo spoke softly with no hint of his normally cocky attitude.
“When did you become the gentleman?”
“You miss the rogue? Hold on, I’ll get him.”
“I do love a good rake. One who can take me in his arms and….”
He did just that.
I almost squealed in surprise but his lips met mine, swallowing the sound before it could escape. This was what I’d been hoping for. Now that we were alone. Sort of. He carried me over to the porch of an abandoned home and set me down roughly on the half wall. Pulling back long enough to pierce me with his gorgeous eyes, Theo said something that sounded like “too much clothes,” but it was garbled in a possessive growl. He spread my knees apart and filled the gap with his body. Arms wrapped around me, pulling me into his tight chest. He rooted around the sensitive spots on my neck until he found his home. The same spot he’d pierced before was again his. Teeth biting into my flesh might normally make me cry out in pain but this had me melting against the firmness of his body. Just a sip, that was all he took, but it was enough to light a fire within me that brought out a beast I had not yet met.
“Take off your pants, or mine, or both… no more waiting.” I feverishly moaned.
“Naughty… I like it.” He reached for the belt on my pants. Impatiently, I tried to undo his but our hands clumsily ran into each other.
“I could just rip them off.” He joked.
“Then I’d have nothing to wear.”
“And that’s a problem… why?”
“Marcel would get a free show…”
“Good point. No one see’s my goods but me.” He finally removed the belt and yanked up my tunic over my head. Momentarily victorious, he frowned seeing the under corset I wore, but that disappointment did not hold for long. “How many damn buttons does that thing have?”
I laughed. “At least it’s not a lace up.”
Theo grumbled for a moment and dove at the buttons.
“Theo?” A strange voice called from behind him. A girl by the sound of it though I couldn’t see with his body taking up all my view.
Both of us took a breath in unison. Our alone time ruined. Would we ever get the chance to...
About the Author
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Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother to three, Wife to one, and slave to the craft of writing, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.