Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell
Chapter 50 Any Side Effects
“Me, of course. You’re the most incredible person I’ve ever met and I’m truly honored to count you as my friend and chosen sister.”
“N’aaww. You’re way too kind, Ann, however, everything you just said is completely true.”
‘Tell her she’s insufferably arrogant too sometimes…’ Maeve offered helpfully as Ann sniggered
“Whatever you just said, Maeve… I love you too. Okay, enough chit-chat. It’s going to make me soft and we can’t have that. I spoke to pappa and he’s free to help but there’s one tiny problem.”
Ann’s stomach sank.
“Lexi, can I put you on speakerphone? It would help if Adam could hear this too.”
“Sure thing, I don’t mind the big bad wolf listening in. It’s mostly him that’s probably going to have an issue with this anyway.”
“What am I going to have an issue with exactly?” Adam asked warily.
“Ooo! Your voice is even s*e*xier on the phone.” Lexi simpered excitedly, “Maeve… please tell me they’ve…” “Lexi! Please!” Ann interrupted hurriedly as Adam turned towards her with a smirk.
Ann’s cheeks blushed a furious shade of red as Lexi cackled on the other end of the phone.
“Okay fine, I’ll behave. What I was going to say, Wolf-boy, was that my father can’t actually leave his realm at the minute. So if you’re needing it done quickly, we’re going to have to take a little trip down under if you know what I’m saying.”
Adam’s face was frozen in an unreadable expression and Ann swallowed nervously.
She’s never been to the realm in question but from what Lexi had said, it was pretty scary at the best of times.
“Don’t worry, you won’t have to leave the safety of Dad’s residence. We might have to dodge the odd succubus or incubus or two, but they’re pretty harmless. Kindred spirits just looking to get laid really.” Lexi continued casually.
“How long do we need to be there for?” Adam asked seriously.
“Well, as I understand it, the whole thing won’t take THAT long to do, the only sticking point is that you two are gonna have to do the nasty while we’re down there … not in front of us obviously, but you need to mark each other as you would normally… if you were mates I mean.”
Ann shifted awkwardly in her seat as she felt her blush deepen.
“I can feel your awkwardness from here, Ann. Don’t worry, it’s simple. Get laid, bite each other, we can come into you immediately after and do what needs to be done, or you can come to us but immediately after you’ve bitten each other, we’re going to have to suppress your wolves for a little while in order to impede the healing.”
“Both of our wolves?” Adam questioned calmly as if he were discussing a business deal and not silencing a part of him that was integral to his survival. “For how long?”
“Just as long as it takes us to get the magick to stick. Shouldn’t be too long though, Dad’s a pro, he’s been at it for millennia, soooo…” Lexi answered confidently.
“Will there be any side effects afterward?”
“Honestly? We aren’t sure. It’s not like this is something that’s done regularly you know? But we can return you to your residence immediately afterward. Dad’s had a portalmancer for the past couple of centuries, they’re pretty close as I understand it. So he can drop you straight off in your room if you want. That way, if anything does go wrong, you can feign illness or something, I don’t know. You’re a smart boy, you’ll figure it out.”
Ann almost laughed out loud at the look of incredulity on Adam’s face. She was positive that he’d never had anyone speak to him like Lexi did and it was most likely an eye-opening experience.
He cleared his throat and nodded his head slowly. “Okay. I have a request though.”
“Another?” Lexi snorted in amusement, “Ok, what is it? I can’t promise but I’ll try.”
“Ann has pointed out that my knowledge in certain areas is lacking… in regards to Daemons and Witches. I was wondering if is that something that you would be willing to share your knowledge on at some point. Or even if your father is open to discussing things at a later date. I don’t know what I’m getting myself into, but I trust Ann and she trusts you.”
Lexi was silent for a while before she answered, her voice a little less exuberant than before.
“I appreciate the offer, wolf-boy. Let me think about it though, okay? I grew up in an orphanage and I don’t know how much help I can be. I just share the blood, I haven’t manifested any abilities yet.”
“Your experience in life is more than enough, Lexi. I want to learn about everyone and how their lives can be improved in our society as well as outside of it. I think it would be helpful for future generations, but please, take all the time you need to think about it.”
“Well… alright then,” Lexi said, clearly fl*stered.
It was rare for her to be spoken to as an equal and Ann knew full well that she had indeed manifested her abilities, but she chose not to use them.
“Thank you, Lexi. If there’s anything that we can do for you…” Ann offered warmly.
“Ha! I’ll hold you to that! Okay, I’ll get you both scheduled for collection tomorrow afternoon, okay? You can let yourself in at mine Ann, it’ll be less conspicuous for you both I think.”
Ann and Adam agreed and after a little more small talk, they ended the call.
Adam sat back heavily on the sofa and rested his head back on the cushions.
“Are you okay?” Ann asked tentatively.
“Yeah. Just trying to process that this time tomorrow I’ll most likely be f*uc*king you in the underworld while your best friend’s daemon daddy waits for me to shoot my load inside of you so that he can swoop in and cast his magick on us.”