“Are you sure that she isn’t going to say a word?” Charlotte asked, shaking her head in question. “You know, it can get very ugly when it comes to the elders…”
“You know that I do not like being questioned, my love.” I said, stopping Charlotte who took a deep breath before nodding. She looked down at her feet, avoiding my eyes and I put my finger under her chin, making her look at me. Her heart raced against her chest and I connected my lips with hers. “Be a doll and fix my tie for me.”
She nodded and grabbed my tie, fixing it, making sure to take her slow time as she tried killing it off as to spend the most of it with me before I walked out.
“One night and I will be by you side again, my love.” Was the last thing. that I told her before coming undone in the condom. It was one thing to be her lover, but the two of us knew, and thankfully agreed, on the fact that we needed to be careful. Otherwise, we both knew that the
consequences could and would be dire, and that was not something that we wanted to deal with.
“Dimitri, where the hell were you? We’ve been looking everywhere.” Mom asked, glaring at me. I cupped her cheeks and kissed her forehead, wanting her to relax and she sighed. “I thought that you bailed.”
“You know me better than that, mama.” I said, my voice softening as I looked at her and she nodded at Aurora as she walked down the stairs. She wore a knee long white dress, and an elegant flower crown on her head. Her pack sigil was on a pendant around her neck, and when her eyes met mine, I couldn’t help but notice the frown that formed on her lips momentarily before she smiled.
Her heart raced against her ribcage and I kept my eyes on hers, counting the minutes to when this was going to be done. Her mother walked toward the staircase to look at her daughter, and I watched as Aurora’s eyes stayed on me, clearly avoiding the woman’s hard gaze.
I extended my hand to her as she reached the bottom of the stairs and I watched as she hesitated for a moment before extending hers.
I kissed her knuckle as the two of us rehearsed, and I couldn’t help the frown that formed on my lips when I saw her eyes glistening for a second
before she took a deep breath as she forced a smile on her face. The woman was playing a dangerous game, and I knew that if she didn’t cut off the act, we would be in more trouble than we could afford. Her heart was still racing and her hand shook in mine, but she made no attempt to pull it away.
I pulled away and turned to the crowd, smiling when I saw that they had their attention on us. Charlotte, who stood in the front line, smiled and nodded at the two of us. Her eyes met mine for a second before she lowered her gaze to the ground as a small smile played on her lips.
Soon, baby girl. Soon…
“I do suggest that you cut off the tears and replace them with a smile. We have guests watching, and the elders too.” I said, and she shook her head at me, her heart racing against her chest as she looked at them then at
“I am curious about how you would feel if you were in my same shoes.” She said, and I let out a low growl for her ears only. It was one of warning, and she looked down at her feet, avoiding my eyes.
“I dare you to try, and I give you my fucking word that I will be sure that you not only pay for it in private, but that I make you and your pack regret this.” I said, whispering my words. She didn’t respond as the two of us reached the elders. Her heart raced and Lord Alpha Sirius looked at the two of us for a second too long before smiling.
They would be the ones to elope our mating, and make it official.
“Alpha Dimitri,” he said, extending his hand toward me. I smiled and shook his. “I take it that the two of you are ready to elope?”
“Indeed, we are.” I said, not waiting for Aurora to speak. It was customary that the Alpha or the person of higher rank, responded to the elders when spoken to, and that was when even she knew her limits when it came to responding to those who were of higher ranks.
“Well, how about the two of you get ready, and we can proceed?” He asked, smiling at the two of us. “I believe that the two of you are well aware that you are to perform the marital act before everything is finalized tonight. Therefore, I do recommend that we not delay you any longer as to get everything settled with tonight.”
“You needn’t worry, Lord Alpha, we are to tend to everything tonight.” I said before Aurora could open her mouth to say a word. She looked down at her feet, and the Lord Alpha chuckled.
“It seems to me that your little woman seems to be a little more or less nervous.” He said, and Aurora blushed. “Anyhow, you have a few more minutes to mingle around with the guests. I will be informing the elders to prepare for you to say your vows.”
He walked away without waiting for us to say a word to respond, and I tightened my grip around Aurora’s waist before glaring at her.
“One mistake tonight, Aurora, and I give you my fucking damn word that you are going to be wishing that you were never born.” I said, lowering my voice to above a whisper before I leaned in to her ear. “Am making myself clear, orphan?”