Kyra walked into the house, leaving Zayne and me outside on the porch.
To say I was angry at what he just revealed would be an understatement.
It feels like there has always been someone after her.
Before her first shift, it was unmated males constantly vying for her attention; then Devin came along, and he was after her for her powers; then she had her first shift and will be taking her rightful place as the Queen, and I’m informed that there are already people ready to challenge her.I’m tired of someone constantly being after my mate in one way or another.I know she will accept any challenge; I knew before she even said it; that’s just how she is.
She has never been one to run scared, but she also needs to understand that no matter who the challenge is from or what the reason for the challenge is, they will always have to go through me first.
It has always been my job to protect her, and that will always be my job.It is a job that I don’t take lightly and am honored to have.
“Is it the vamps or witches?”
I questioned Zayne as soon as the door shut behind her.I knew it couldn’t be any of the shifters; they would be more than happy to have her as a leader.
My gut told me it was the witches, considering the leader of the vamps has made it clear he is proud to call her Queen.
Zayne looked slightly uncomfortable as he stood before me, “I’m not sure.I know a group of rebellious vamps and some dark magic witches have banned together recently, and I feel like it will be from them
I gritted my teeth as my fist clenched beside me, “I’ll tear them to shreds. Kyra will be the Queen even if they don’t like it.”
I could feel this new rage igniting deep within. It is something I have only begun experiencing since mating with Kyra.
To know this is what she had been experiencing breaks my heart.I could see how, in full force, it would be overwhelming to her and near impossible to control.
It explains a lot of her behavior. I’m happy to say she seems to be doing much better since our mating, though.
“You won’t be doing it alone. You know damn well I will be there, as will our parents, grandparents, and well, the whole damn pack. She will never have to face anything alone,”
Zayne said thoughtfully, “I just needed to give y’all a heads up. I’ll see y’all tomorrow.”
Zayne patted my shoulder before he took off in a jog to run the borders.
Even though he is Kyra’s younger brother, he always acted more like an older brother, and truth be told, I’ve always seen him as my brother too.
He’s a powerful wolf, taking after Alpha Dane, and will one day make a significant Alpha to this pack. I stood on the porch a few minutes longer, staring off into the trees as I tried to get my anger under control before going in.
I slowly walked through the front door, locking it behind me, before searching for Kyra.I love being able to feel her emotions now, but at the same time, I hate it.
Like right now, after hearing what Zayne had to say, she feels doubtful and angry. She has every right to be angry, but I can’t stand that she doubts herself. She will make an excellent Queen, even at her young age.
Most of the lights in the house were still off, except for the hallway light.
As I made my way down, I stopped and looked down, smiling as I realized Kyra had left a trail of clothes straight to our room.
My pace quickened as I walked through our doorway.
It was dark in our room, aside from the light shining under the bathroom door.
Before I could walk any further, a wave of sadness hit me just seconds before the sound of crying made it to my ears.
Hesitantly, I knocked on the bathroom door.
All I really wanted to do was rush in and wrap her in my arms.
Make her forget whatever it was she had been thinking about that made her feel so sad, but I knew that would only make her mad.
“Babe, can I come in?” I asked through the door when she didn’t respond.
“I’ll be out soon. Just going to take a quick shower.”
I could tell she was trying to hide the fact she had been in here crying, “That’s fine, but can I come in?”
I questioned again. I heard the door unlock just as I had decided I would let myself in if she didn’t respond.
She had a thin cotton robe wrapped around her and her head down.
Even though she hadn’t looked up at me, I could see her eyes were red and puffy. I opened my arms, and to my surprise, she immediately wrapped her arms around my wa!st, clinging to me. I could feel her body shake with sobs as I ran my hand over her back, “Shhh…it’s going to be okay, babe. I promise everything will be fine.”
I whispered against her hair before softly k!ssing the top of her head.I continued to hold her until she calmed down.
“Wanna talk about it?”
I really hoped she would. I didn’t want her to feel like she couldn’t be open and honest with me for any reason.
She pulled away, moving to sit at her vanity.
I watched her silently as she fidgeted with the tie to her robe.
Not wanting to push her to talk if she wasn’t ready yet, I decided to get a bath drawn for her.
I pulled my shirt over my head and tossed it to the side before turning the tap on and adjusting the water temperature.I could feel her eyes boring into me as I moved around. I poured a generous amount of her vanilla bean bubble bath in before turning to face her, “You should relax for a little while, babe.”
She shook her head and smiled at me, “You are perfect, Blaze. Absolutely perfect.”
At least she wasn’t crying anymore, “I am, ain’t I…”
I teased as I reached for her hand and pulled her close to me.
She giggled as she wrapped her arms back around my wa!st.
I could feel myself growing hard as I looked down, meeting her eyes.
“You are, and you’ll never understand how much I love and appreciate you,” her face turned serious.
I slowly leaned down and k!ssed her softly, “If it’s anything close to what I feel for you, then I fully understand. You deserve a nice quiet night, so go ahead and slip into the bath.”
I reached behind her with one hand and turned the water off.
I untied her robe, letting my eyes rake over her perfect body as she let it slide down to the floor, “Bathe with me?”
she asked with a grin on her face as she swayed her h!ps and stepped into the bathtub. I quickly began to pull my p*nts off, “How could I deny you?”