BENEATH HER DARKNESS: The Alpha’s Little Demon Chapter 121

BENEATH HER DARKNESS: The Alpha’s Little Demon

Chapter 121 – We Can Fly


After dinner, we spent time with the entire family just answering questions, but I asked Lucy to keep the demon part of me a secret for now. Not that I was ashamed of it, but I thought it would be too much to spill everything out tonight.

It was more important that we all focused on the fact that Lucy was now free from her father and free to stay with me. Besides, telling them I was already part demon would require us to spend more time explaining it when all I wanted was to have Lucy for myself.

I only had her in my arms for a few minutes, and the longest one was when we were in the cove, and after not seeing her for a couple of weeks, I just want to spend time with her alone. Just us.

As if reading my thoughts, Lucy yawned, and she looked like she was trying to be discreet about it, but from the way her eyes were gleaming with mischievousness as she looked at me, I knew she was finding a way to get us out of here.

“I think Lucy is tired. We should let them rest and continue this tomorrow.” Momma spoke up as she tapped Pops’, thigh where her hand was resting.

“Thank you, Momma. I was not able to sleep peacefully there, so I’m hoping for my first ever good sleep after a long time.” This time, her expression was real as she smiled warmly at everyone.

“You both take the rest you need. Don’t mind the pack for tomorrow, Adan. Collin is doing a great job, so I think a day or two more won’t be a problem. Am I right, Collin?” It was Dad.

“Nope, not at all, especially now that we have Lucy back. It could be a week too, just do whatever you need to do to catch up.” Collin answered with his arms wrapped around Laira.

“And make sure an heir is part of the catching up…” Aeon added.

“Because time is clicking, and someone is getting older. And you don’t want to be an Alpha until you’ re sixty, right?” Alexa joked, and everyone began b*tting in, advising me on what to do.

I raised my hands in the air and motioned for them to stop before I chuckled. “Don’t worry, we will try three pups right away to make up for the missed time. Is that acceptable?”

“Oh, Adan! One is enough, but if you’re going to give me triplets, that would be amazing. I loved Carlson and Nathaniel, but they’re no longer babies. And with three, I can surely take care of them while you and Lucy are busy with the pack!” Mom was rambling excitedly as Lucy’s eyes widened.

“And where does that leave me?” Dad asked, his forehead creasing.

“Sleeping on the couch from time-to-time ain’t that bad, Alpha Audrius.” Kingston teased him.

“It looks like you know how that feels.” Dad teased

him back as he winked at Lena, who was stifling her giggles.

I squeezed Lucy’s hand before I stood up and tugged her along with me, coiling an arm around her body as I pulled her to my side. “Enough for now. We’ll call it a night, and if we don’t show up for breakfast…”

“Then we know you’re having breakfast in bed,” Momma interrupted as she winked at us, making Lucy cough as she suppressed her giggles.

I shook my head and turned our bod*ies around before I raised my hand in the air and waved at them. “Goodnight, peeps! I know you probably want to hug Lucy goodnight, but she’s mine for now. We’ll see you when we see you!”

I didn’t wait for any response as I guided us away from the receiving room while Lucy waved her hand at them until we reached the main hall that would lead us to the staircase.

“Lucy…” Someone hissed her name softly, and our heads snapped in every direction until we saw Little Amara hiding under the staircase.

“Why are you still awake?” Lucy let go of me and opened her arms, which Amara immediately rushed into, and she carried her like she weighed nothing. “You’re back! With your red hair!” She kissed her on the cheek before hugging her tightly.

“Yes, I’m back! Did you miss me?” Lucy asked.

She nodded her head as she pulled away from the hug. I then rested my chin on Lucy’s shoulder, bringing my face so close to theirs. “How about Uncle Adan? Was I replaced as your favorite?”

Amara giggled before she cupped my face and pecked my nose. “You’re both my favorites now, but don’t tell Uncle Sebastian and Aunt Jenny, or Uncle Caleb and Aunt Anya, because I told them they’re my favorites.”

I laughed heartily as Lucy softly pinched her nose. “Then it’s our little secret, but did you know you’re allowed to have as many favorites as you can because, despite being small, our hearts expand to allow more people in them?”

“I know that. But you’re still my favorite. And Uncle Adan came second.”

“Wow! I feel so honored! But I think you need to go to sleep now.” She told her.

“Yes. Mommy doesn’t like when I sleep past my bedtime.” Lucy nodded in response.

“And it makes Daddy sad.” She added.

“Really? Why?” Lucy asked innocently.

“Because when I can’t sleep, I stay in their room, and I think it makes Daddy sad.”

I couldn’t help the laugh that came out of my throat because I surely knew why it made Aeon upset. It would make me upset as well.

Footsteps echoed around us as the rest of the crowd we left in the receiving room came out and saw us with Amara, but no one said anything as Amara began talking again.

“Uncle said you will have triplets for pups. Will they have wings too? Mommy said you have wings like the angels…”

I was glad Alexa didn’t hide anything from her and told her something near the truth until she was ready for it.

“I’m not sure, but I think they will,” Lucy answered. “I want to have wings too… I want to fly.”

“Since you don’t have them, maybe one day I can take you and you can fly with me. But of course, only if Mommy agrees.”

“Will you, Mommy?” She asked innocently as a yawn crawled across her face.

Alexa nodded her head as she walked toward Lucy and extended her hands to Amara. “Of course, that would be wonderful and exciting! But for now, we let Aunt Lucy and Uncle Adan sleep because they’re tired from fighting the bad people.”

Amara nodded her head and went to Alexa’s arms, but once she saw Aeon approaching, she reached out to him, and soon it was Aeon who was carrying the tired princess in his arms.

“Now off you go! And sleep tight… or have fun!” Alexa smiled as she shooed us away from them, and I didn’t need a second order.

I hooked an arm under Lucy’s knees and another on her back before lifting her body off the floor, carrying her in bridal style as I headed to the stairs.

“Yup, goodnight again!”

Lucy giggled as she blew kisses to everyone as I hurried up the stairs.

Finally, we were alone.

I handed Lucy a glassof whiskey as I positioned myself behind her on the balcony of our room, looking at the vast forest in front of us.

She turned around and leaned her @ssagainst the bal*ster. Her one arm coiled around my neck, while her other hand raised her glassand clinked it with mine.

“To my Alpha…” She spoke softly, a sweet smile curling on her lips.

“To my Luna…” I responded by pecking her lips before we drank the whiskey all at once. I took the glassin her hand and placed it together with mine on the nearby round table before wrapping my arms around her waist as she arched her body back so she could see me.

“Are you ready to meet the pack tomorrow?” I asked her, and my hands on her waist slipped inside her blouse and brushed against her soft skin.

“What do you mean?” She asked, her brows furrowing. “Tomorrow? That fast?”

“I want them to know you’re their Luna, and I’m not going to waste a day letting them know. Unless, of course, you’re having cold feet and want to postpone it.”

“When did I ever get cold feet on anything? Only you, Adan, can make my knees buckle. I never fear anyone more than I fear you?”

My forehead creased. I was not sure I liked what she said. I wanted to be her solace, her peace, and her safe place, but it looked like she saw me as the opposite. “You fear me? I don’t get it. Was it because of how I treated you before?”

“Not that. I just don’t know which side of me you prefer. The Omega side, of which I swear I tried to be one but I think I fail at it every time.”

I couldn’t help but laugh because I agree with that part where she failed at trying to be one.

“I’m not done talking yet,” she giggled, “…or if you preferred my aggressive, naughty side. In short, I’m terrified that one day you’ll wake up and decide you don’t want me anymore.”

“Where is this insecurity coming from? Nothing you can do will make me change the way I feel for you; as long as you remain mine, I’m yours forever because I love you in all your forms, which means including all your personalities, the bad and the

good, the annoying and the lovable ones. But I can’t think of anything I dislike about you. You’re perfect just as you are. The Lucy I have in front of me won’t be the Lucy I love if you don’t have the horn and the halo.”

“The halo? Maybe Angel has a halo, but not me…” “You’re my saving grace, Lucy. If you didn’t dance your way into my life that night at the Omega Feast, I would still be brooding on my own.”

“You’re the one who saved me, Adan.” “Did I? I always knew you can save yourself even without me.”

“You’re lying.”

“No. I’m not.”

“And yet you went to the underworld to save me? If you knew I could do it, why would you take the risk? I!

“I love you, Lucy. It doesn’t matter to me if you can save yourself or take care of yourself. I will always come for you, always look after you, and always protect you to the best of my ability. I’ll keep going until you tell me to stop. I went down there because I don’t want you to think that when you choose life with me, you will fight your battles alone. I meant what I said when I told you I would follow you everywhere because you’re mine. Your battles are mine too. And whether you’re stronger than I or I’ m stronger than you, it’ll be the same thing for me: I will stand beside you in every battle or problem, not in front of you, not behind you.”

Lucy kept nodding her head as she tried to suppress her sobs. “You know I feel the same way, right? I keep telling myself I’m strong, but I always end up crying when you talk. You just know all the right words to say to make my heart flutter, and all the time it overwhelms me…”

I took her hands and clasped them with mine before placing them on my mouth, kissing her knuckles one by one in between my words. “Did you for a second think you would like me when I bought you? I!

Her eyes swirled with happiness as she nodded her head. “I already liked you, Adan, from the first time I set my eyes on you. I’m not sure if you noticed me stop and lose focus on dancing. I never lose focus, but I did that night. I was mesmerized, and I planned to escape after the feast, but I didn’t when I found out it was you who bought me. Something in you just s*cked me in. And I’m glad I let you s*ck me into your world.”

A wide smile tugged at my mouth at her words. She was telling me the same thing I felt that night — something I was trying to deny the whole time, but I knew within me that after seeing her, there was no way I would let her out of my sight and out of my life. And it still rang true up until this moment. “I love you…” I mumbled before I cupped her face again and crushed my lips against her. I had no idea how many times I had kissed her tonight, but I still couldn’t get enough of her.

“Hmmm…” She M0@ned against my lips as her hands slipped inside my shirt and crawled their way to my chest, and the sparks dancing between us just kept getting so explosive that soon I would not be able to control myself and I might end up ravishing my mate.

But I had things to do. Something I promised my wolf.

If Lucy was up for it, it was time for our wolves to meet.

I pulled away from kissing her, and her forehead immediately creased as she puckered her lips and grunted s*e*xily. “More…”

“I will give you more than kisses later, but… I promised Beast…”

“Yes!” She cut me off. Her eyes were rounded, and they sparkled beautifully under the light of the moon. “Angel is so excited to meet Beast!”

“Then we need to give our wolves free rein tonight, but after this, you’re all mine.”

“Deal!” She exclaimed as she rose on tiptoe and pecked my lips. “Now, how do we get to the forest?”

“I can shift, and you can ride Beast. I’m sure Beast won’t create havoc anywhere, regardless of who we meet along the way.” I suggested.

“Or we can fly…” she said, motioning with one arm as if gliding through the air.

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