The Millennium Wolves Series Book Three Chapter: 25
The freezing winter air stung my bare skin as I sprinted down the street in my dress and heels. My inhalations were sharp and labored, but even that was better than the Yule Ball.
There. I couldn‘t breathe at all.
My mind was choking me, and I needed to get a
Those voices... the horrible things they said to me. Were they right? Was I the cause of everyone‘s misery?
What Michelle had said haunted me the most and the way she‘d said it, with that smile plastered across her face
She wasn‘t herself. She couldn‘t have been...
Or maybe you just dont want to admit that she was right. You are a slut.
STOP,” I screamed. “Get the hell out of my head.”
The streetlights flickered around me eerily as I stopped and held my head.
Did I just make that happen?
I didn‘t know what was real and what was fantasy any more.
I was losing my grip on reality,
Snow began falling as I pushed on down the unsettlingly quiet street. Was this real, or was this another trick my mind was playing on me?
I flashed back to that horrible nightmare in my head:
Dancing with Konstantin,
Underneath the lights.
Lying on the firs–Aiden ‘s wolf.
I felt dizzy. I looked up, and all the streetlights seemed to be spotlighting me. I was back on the stage.
“No,” I said, shaking my head. “That wasn‘t real.”
But it had felt real.
I needed to be somewhere safe. Somewhere I could hide away. My gallery.
My heels started stamping through the freshly fallen snow
Just keep running.
Don‘t stop. Don‘t look back.
My feet were getting tired. I could‘ve run way faster if I‘d shifted, but I couldnt have exactly shifted while carrying a priceless artifact.
Shit, the corridor ahead of me was beginning to close. Just my luck
I was extremely stupid for thinking that stealing from a deity would be an easy job.
Fuck it. I didnt have a choice.
I shifted into my wolf, ripping out of my clothes.
I grabbed my backpack in my jaws and made a mad dash for the light at the end of the tunnel.
This was gonna be fucking close.
I pressed my hind feet into the ground and bounded out of the opening, just as the walls closed behind me.
I rolled through the dirt and landed in a heap at the edge of a forest
I shified into a human and stood up, looking back at the temple that had nearly claimed my life.
Grinning, I lified my middle finger to the sky and stuck out my tongue.
“Suck it, gods. I live to steal another day..”
The humid air felt sticky against my naked body as I glanced around, searching for my discarded backpack. I found it lodged in a nearby bush, the artifact inside catching the reflection of the sunlight.
“There you are,” I said, pulling out my prize.
The Scales of Llinos. They didn ? look like much, other than being made of solid gold. Just your standard measuring scales.
But they‘d fetch a huge price at the Den, South America s biggest black market for werewolves.
This was a sacred object, supposedly holding kind of divine power, but I didn‘t believe in that bullshit.
I believed in what I could see. What I could spend.
The power of the almighty dollar was what kept me alive, not prayers to the deities.
I set the scales on a rock and started tipping them back and forth
“Are you going to determine my fate?” I asked mockingly
“No, child, but I will,” rumbled a deep but feminine voice behind me.
A tall, slender, cloaked figure loomed over me. Though her face was obscured, her body and features were androgynous.
“Who who the hell are you?” I asked, clutching the scales to my bare chest.
“I‘m the one who keeps this world balanced, and you‘ve upset that balance,” she explained.
The scales shot out of my arms and into the woman & hand, and I was paralyzed. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn‘t move.
Could she be an actual –
She placed a pebble on each side of the scale. **The scales will determine whether you live or
I watched in horror as they tipped back and forth, until finally the right side dropped.
My body unfroze, and I fell to the ground. “What ––what does that mean?”
“It means I will grant you a favor. You live for now. But to restore balance, you remain indebted to me until you complete a favor in return,” she responded.
“And what kind of favor are you suggesting?“| asked, trembling
“Whatever indulgence suits my needs. I‘ll visit you again when the time comes,” she said as she disappeared into the thick air, leaving me alone.
“What are you thinking about?” Jocelyn asked, stroking my face as we lay by the roaring fire. –You seem like you‘re someplace far away.”
“I was for a minute, but I‘m back,” I said, cuddling up next to her. “There‘s no place I‘d rather be than right here, next to you.”
*Nina, that sex was...”
“Amazing? Mind–blowing? The best you‘ve ever had?” I said, finishing her sentence.
“So damn cocky,” Jocelyn laughed. “I was going to say... it was perfect.”
“I thought so too.” I blushed. I never blushed.
“You know the best part about being a woman?” Jocelyn asked coyly
“Maybe, but tell me anyway.”
“Multiple orgasms,” she replied. “And you know what else? My haze is still burning.”
“What are you suggesting, Doctor?”
Jocelyn climbed on top of me and gave me a long. deep kiss the kind where it felt like your soul was leaving your body for a higher plane.
Damn that girl could kiss.
**Are you ready for round two?” she asked, gazing into my eyes
Hell yes I am.
I picked Jocelyn up as she wrapped her arms and legs around me. We fell backward into a bookshelf, knocking dozens of historic books to the floor.
I started fingering her sex, making her even wetter as I continued ramming her against the shelf. Jocelyn clawed at my back and gasped in delight.
“Oh my God. Oh my God. This is the best… the best feeling ever,” she screamed.
That‘s something they can add to the East Coast Pack‘s history books.
Jocelyn eased off of my fingers and got on her knees.
“It‘s your turn,” she said, kissing my belly button.
She put her tongue in my sex and began moving it around like she was speaking a mile a minute.
Is she reciting the damn healer Hippocratic oath down there?
Whatever she was doing it felt incredible.
“Don‘t stop–keep going.” I said, grabbing her
Jocelyn started playing with her sex while she stimulated me, and we both cried out in pleasure as we had simultaneous orgasms.
We collapsed back onto the floor laughing and breathing heavily at the same time.
“I‘m going to give myself a heart attack,” Jocelyn panted as she pulled her underwear back on.
The way she watched me with desire as I clasped my bra back into place... I‘d never had someone look at me that way before, like I was truly wanted.
She was so goddamned beautiful, and I didn‘t deserve her. I wondered what she would say if she knew why I was really here.
Maybe it would be better if I just completed my task tonight and disappeared like the coward I am...
No matter what I did. I was going to hurt her.
“Nina, come sit by me.” Jocelyn coaxed with the cutest smile.
I sat down across from her, and she grabbed my hands, blushing a fierce shade of red.
“I... I want to fuck... I don‘t know how to say this,” she said, tripping over her words.
Wait a second, is she about to say..
Oh my God, I sounded like an idiot. Why was I so damned ineloquent around her?
It‘s just...I‘d never said those words to anyone before.
What if she didn‘t say them back?
The truth was I didn‘t even know if Nina was my mate. We hadn‘t had that moment of realization yet—that moment of certainty.
But despite that, there was one thing that had become increasingly clear to me.
“Jocelyn...,” she began.
“Nina, I think I‘m falling in love with you,” I blurted out
She was stunned, completely silent and motionless.
Oh God, say something anything. This is excruciating
“L... I uh...” She brought her gaze to mine.
The last thing I wanted to do was scare her away, but our connection was so strong I knew that she felt it too
When I was with Nina, it was like I was truly alive. She lit a fire in my heart, and it was burning brighter every day.
She placed her hand over mine and squeezed it. “Jocelyn, I‘m
The library door burst open, and Aiden stormed in with Josh and a swarm of soldiers.
“Jocelyn, get the hell away from her,” Aiden snarled. “She‘s not who she says she is.”
“Aiden, what the fuck are you talking about?” I demanded, “You can‘t just barge in here and**
“Aiden, what the fuck are you talking about?” I demanded. You can‘t just barge in here and”
“Listen to him, Jocelyn.” Josh warned. “She‘s been lying to us this whole time.”
Two soldiers grabbed Nina and bound her hands behind her back as I stared on in horror, unable to stop this madness.
“Nina, what‘s happening?” I said, choking up.
“I‘m sorry, Jocelyn. I‘m so sorry.” she said, tears streaming down her face.
They dragged her out of the room as I sat in our den of pillows, sobbing.
Aiden glared at me as he closed the door, leaving me alone.
I always end up alone.