Alpha Nocturne’s Contracted Mate by A E Randell
Chapter 66 You are Mine, Ann
The mere touch of his skin against hers soothed her like nothing else ever could, and she smiled softly, biting back the overwhelming despair that threatened to swallow her entirely.
“It’s nothing important, my Alpha,” she whispered mournfully, trying and failing to keep the tremor from her voice.
Adam frowned at her as his eyes searched her face desperately for any answers that might lie hidden there. “I don’t like it when you hide things from me, Ann. Why won’t you tell me?”
“Because there’s nothing to tell, Adam.” She replied, swearing internally as she struggled to swallow her grief and get her emotions under control.
Ann sighed as she pulled away from him and sat up, clutching the sheet to her chest as she hung her legs over the side of the bed and stood up.
“Where are you going?” Adam asked, the barest hint of panic in his voice.
Had he done something wrong? Was she leaving him already?
Ann chuckled as she turned and smiled over her shoulder at him.
“I’m going for a shower. I can’t exactly go to work with the scent of our f*uc*king lingering around me can I?”
Adam scowled at her which just made Ann laugh louder.
“Seriously Adam? Is your mark on me not enough?” “There’s nothing wrong with being engulfed by the scent of your mate,” he grumbled quietly as she strode away chuckling to herself and entered the bathroom.
Adam stared sullenly at the closed door before he realized with a start that he had done it again.
The fact that she was his contracted mate seemed to escape him every time he thought of her. The more intimate they became, the more he felt himself falling for her.
Having her wear his mark, and seeing the imprint on her beautiful skin only seemed to make the mating more real in his mind. He felt as though she was engulfing every waking second of his thoughts.
What if she really did have a second chance mate out there somewhere and he snatched her away from him? This was the only time that Adam could remember in his long memory, that he had ever felt truly at peace.
She dissolved his frosty demeanor with little effort and he could barely remember life without her before. Ann was everything that he had ever wanted in a mate.
The thought of losing her made his chest feel as though it would explode in a burning rain of fire and fury. No.
It would never happen… It couldn’t.
Contracted or not, she was his Luna, his mate and he didn’t intend to ever let anyone take that from him.
His brooding was cut short as the bathroom door was opened and Ann sauntered out, the beads of moisture from her shower clinging to her skin.
She towel-dried her hair casually as she crossed the room to her wardrobe and opened the door, perusing the clothes inside leisurely, blissfully unaware of the insatiable hunger of the male behind her as he stalked quietly toward her.
She felt his lips against her mark as his hands slid to the front of her body and slipped underneath the towel, loosening it deftly as it dropped to the floor.
“Adam… what…” she stammered in surprise.
Was he still not satisfied after ravaging her for the majority of the morning?
“You are mine, Ann.” he growled dangerously from behind her, the tone he used almost made her heart stop beating.
It was the tone of an Alpha male’s possessive fury, and it both terrified yet excited her.
“Say it!” He growled as he spun her f0rcefully to face him. The passion and fury in his eyes made her legs tremble and unwillingly, the l*stful fire burst into life inside of her again.
Ann met his gaze as she swallowed nervously at this sudden anger emanating from him. If she didn’t know better, she would have thought that his wolf sat at his side as he scowled at her furiously.
Adam’s grip tightened on her arms as he scowled down at her.
“SAY THAT YOU’RE MINE ANN!” He roared furiously as Ann yelped in fright.
“I’m yours, Adam! Only yours!” She said quickly, a trace of panic in her voice as Adam laid his forehead against hers and wrapped his arms around her tightly, holding her n*ake*d body against his as if his life depended on it. “Don’t leave me alone Ann…” He murmured quietly as she brought her hands up to run her fingers up and down his muscular back soothingly.
“I’m yours, Adam…always yours…for as long as you want me…”
“Always?” He asked as he pulled away from her and searched her eyes for answers that she didn’t have.
He looked like a frightened child at that moment and it broke her heart.
“Always, my Alpha.” she whispered as his lips crashed onto hers, claiming her as his for the fourth time that morning.
By the time they emerged from their bedroom and headed downstairs, they had both given up the idea of going to work today.
Ann had already called ahead and rescheduled her planned appointments, apologizing profusely but not stating her reasons why.
Not that she had to, of course. She had built up enough of a reputation for her clientele to know that it must be something urgent if she canceled last minute on them.
She had no idea what had come over Adam, but he was overly protective and clingy, staying close to her and insisting on touching her at every available opportunity. If she was honest, she was beginning to feel a little crowded by it all, but at the same time, his affection was rea*s*suring to her.
At least she didn’t feel as if she was a stupid lovesick teenager anymore because it seemed glaringly obvious to her that Adam was being plagued by the same doubts that seemed to invade her mind at unwanted moments.