King Zane wrapped his arms around his human, splaying his large hands on her slightly distended abdomen. The male rubbed her belly, moving his hands in lazy strokes.
Ross expected Tanya to slap his hands away as she had done every day for the past week, but the female instead sighed while leaning back. She even closed her eyes.
Ross halted, not wanting to intrude on the royal couple. The burning need to meet with Zane kept him from moving away as he normally would.
His king whispered something into the human’s ear and she giggled. Next, Zane slid his hands up cupping her large mammary glands while continuing to whisper into her ear. The giggle turned into a moan and despite the fact that they were outside, the scent of arousal drifted across to him.
Ross had to work not to back up. Instead, he averted his eyes by watching a pair of majestic swans swimming across the large lake. He had read somewhere that swans mated for life and his mind wandered to Becky.
He still found it strange that he already considered her to be his mate even though they had never even tested compatibility.
Now that he knew it to be true though, he couldn’t believe that he hadn’t reached the conclusion sooner, no matter the odds against it. He had stopped rutting with other females some time back. None had been able to stir his blood. At the time, it felt like he had been afflicted with a curse. Unable to fathom why he couldn’t become aroused. It had driven him to the point of insanity. Fortunately, he at last had been able to put the pieces together.
Just hearing Becky’s voice the day that she had helped Stephany birth her babies had given him a throbbing hard on. It was so inappropriate considering the circumstances. Her sweet voice had drifted over to him along with her delicious scent and suddenly his pants were too tight. His concentration, all but gone. He recalled how she’d put Brant into his place, even kicking him in the shin. Not many vampires dared to stand up against the male, let alone a delicate human. Being it that he was a vampire king, the male exuded authority and a fierceness that could turn even the most fearless warrior into a blubbering coward. Her act of defiance against Brant had brought a smile to his lips and had heated his blood. Just being near her did things to him that no other female had been able to do for some time. When it hit him, it came with a sense of clarity. Becky was the only one for him. How had something so simple eluded him for so long?
When she’d told him not to bother pursuing the petition to date vampires any further, he actually felt his heart squeeze and for the first time in his life he had felt real pain.
Nothing held joy or happiness. Even the taking of blood had become a chore. And now, since hearing about how she’d rutted with a shifter, it was slowly destroying him. Eating him up inside. He’d been unable to drink, unable to sleep. Based on the telephone conversation he had overheard, it sounded like Becky had feelings for the male as well.
His eyes burned for a second and he squeezed them shut. The sun was bright this time of day.
Ross desperately needed to see his human. Needed to hold her. Needed to make her understand that she was his.
Ross fisted his hands at his sides. He planned on doing everything in his power to eradicate the memory of that wolf from her mind.
“Since when did the wildlife irritate you so badly? You look like you want to rip those swans limb from limb.” His king’s deep voice invaded his thoughts.
Ross forced himself to smile. “It isn’t aimed at the swans.”
“I didn’t think so,” Zane said.
“Where is your female?” He asked, suddenly noticing that Tanya was nowhere in sight.