Authors: Scarlett Grove,Juno Wells
Lexi ran forward, knowing that her suit would protect her from the bullets. She slammed full force into Mario, shocking him so much he toppled over, dropping the gun. Melody screamed behind her gag. Lexi ran for the gun, scooping it up off the ground before Mario could touch it.
“How could you?” Lexi screamed at him. “My father had the money to pay you off! And you took my sister anyway?” The gun shook as she held it.
“This was never about the money, princess. There are Draconians who don’t want to wait for the computers to find them a bride. I’m only giving them what they want.”
,” she yelled, aiming the gun at him as she circled around to Melody. She tugged the bounds at her wrists and untied her. Mario made a motion toward her while she was distracted—he lunged at the gun.
The dragons clashed above while Mario dove into Lexi and tried to grab for the gun. It went flying through the air and landed at Melody’s feet. The sweet, shy teenager picked up the gun and aimed it at Mario, both fingers on the trigger. She stepped toward him.
“You deserve to die for what you’ve done to my family,” Melody said, her tone even and unafraid.
Melody’s finger twitched on the trigger, pulling it slightly back. In the split second before she shot Mario, Nash swooped down and grabbed the gun from her hand. The other dragon lay bleeding and unconscious on the roof.
“You don’t need blood on your hands, little human,” Nash said, slipping the gun into the transport vessel. Melody began to cry then, and Lexi ran to her, throwing her arms around her little sister.
Nash grabbed Mario by the scruff of the neck. “So, you’re his human contact, huh?” Nash demanded.
“You can’t stop it! It’s already out there,” Mario stammered.
“That isn’t going to save you from spending the rest of your life in jail,” Nash said. Nash threw both men into a secure holding area in the back of the transport vessel, and the girls sat in the comfortable seats in the passenger bay. He started the small ship and flew back to the consulate in downtown Seattle.
The police were already waiting for them there. Mario would be booked by human police, but Nash would take Hallo Vox back for Draconian justice. After both men were sorted, Lexi sat with her sister in a comfortable room in the back of the consulate.
“It’s even worse than we thought, Nash,” Lexi said to him.
“It was an isolated event, my beloved bride. Nothing more.”
“How can you be so sure?” She wanted to believe him—to believe in him. She stared into his eyes.
“I will fix it,” he said in his even way, and she
believe him. He would fix it.
Lexi looked back at her sister, who was still shaking. “Are you going to be okay?” she asked her.
“I will, eventually,” Melody said.
“Did Dad ever get the money?”
“Yeah. He paid off Mario, too. That didn’t stop him from tracking us down at our new house on the north side.”
“You guys moved?” She wondered how they could afford that?
“Yeah. It’s a way better neighborhood; Nash helped us find it. People who live there actually still have jobs.” Lexi was caught up on the ‘Nash helped us find it’ part.
“What do you mean, Nash helped you find it?” Lexi looked over at Nash standing on the other side of the room.
“He came to our old apartment, introduced himself, asked us where we wanted to live. And then, he made sure it happened,” her sister answered, both of them looking over at Nash now.
I can’t believe he did that
. An unfamiliar sweet feeling pushed on her chest, making it harder to breathe.
“That sounds awesome. How’s your new school?” Lexi asked, trying to recover.
“It’s fine. But, what about you? What’s it like living on a spaceship?”
“It’s actually kind of nice,” Lexi said, blushing slightly.
“And, what about him?” Melody asked, pointing at Nash.
“He’s…kind of nice, too.” Lexi looked up at him. He caught her eye, and they smiled at each other.
“We would be happy to take you home, Melody,” Nash said.
They went out to the parking lot and climbed into an SUV. Melody and Lexi sat in the backseat together and talked until they arrived at the family’s new home.
Lexi was surprised and pleased when they walked up to the clean, new condo structure. They took the elevator upstairs and walked down the hall to her family’s door.
Nash did this. Oh god, my heart is in trouble.
Inside the bright condo, Lexi found her father working at a table full of gears and gadgets, the digital glasses gone. She wanted to yell at him for what he had done, but instead, she stood there a moment and contemplated giving him a hug. She let out a deep breath and leaned in.
“You look good, Dad,” she said, patting his back.
“You do, too. That’s a nice outfit, honey.” He admired her dress.
“Dad, this is Nash Or, my…mate.” She gave him a sheepish grin. Nash reached in and shook her father’s hand, smiling at him.
“I hope he’s being good to you.” Lexi’s temper flared up. But, then she relented. She knew her father had done what he thought would be best for everyone. The stories they told about life with the Draconians was mostly true—it was a decent life, better than what she had been living before.
“He is, Dad,” she said, patting his back again.
Nash grinned, showing his sharp teeth. His chest puffed out with pride. “Your daughter fills my heart with joy.”
Lexi’s own heart practically burst, and she put her arm around Nash’s waist. She was at a loss for words.
Lexi and Nash left her family’s house with a promise to return as soon as possible. As they propelled back into space in the transport vessel, Lexi couldn’t help feeling a new sense of hope rise in her chest. Nash really was a great guy.
They landed on the main ship and walked together down the hallway to their apartment. Once inside, Lexi turned to Nash and smiled. She could see the light in his eyes, full of desire and expectation.
She couldn’t put him off any longer. It was time to accept him.
It was time.
The more she thought about it, the more she realized that she wanted this just as much as Nash did. Sure, she was scared as hell, but she hoped Nash would see her through it—just like he had with everything else.
He moved toward her, enfolding her in his arms. He was so big he had to pick her up off her feet to hold her close to his chest. He ran his hands through the hair on the back of her head and pulled her into a deep kiss.
With a tangible warm lust throbbing between them, Lexi opened her mouth to Nash’s tongue. He darted his between her lips, thrusting his tongue over hers. She made a low moan and wrapped her legs around his waist. He carried her effortlessly into the bedroom.
He set her on her back and climbed over her, keeping his substantial weight off her smaller body. She could feel him hard against the crevice between her legs.
Throwing her head back, she sucked a deep breath. Nash ran his hand up her stomach and chest, encircling her breast with his big hand. He squeezed, kissing her deeply, his tongue causing an answering ache in her breast. Overpowering desire swept through her body and she felt herself opening to him.
She was drawn to him in an almost unbelievable way, and at that moment, there was nothing in the world she wanted more than for him to be inside of her. She broke their kiss and looked him deeply in the eye.
“I’m ready,” she whispered, her breath hitting his face.
Nash didn’t say a word. He just began to help Lexi out of her clothes. A moment later, she was naked on the bed before him. Nash flicked the spot on his uniform that made it disappear in the blink of an eye.
He stood above the bed, naked, magnificent, and hard. His massive erection stood tall, thrusting toward the ceiling. Lexi leaned forward, licking her lips as she looked at his gorgeous, cut body.
Nash crawled over her, between her legs, looking into her eyes the whole time. She lay back, shivering with fear and desire. Goose bumps rose on her thighs, but he covered her with his body, warming her chilled flesh.
His smooth, hard cock pressed against her wetness. Her body begged for him to fill her. Her breasts swelled and pressed against his solid chest. He kissed her sweetly and passionately, consuming her senses.
His hands ran over her body, touching all her sensitive parts with his tantalizing finger tips and palms. He leaned down and wrapped his lips around her nipple, sucking and biting gently on one, while he fondled the other breast.
Lexi moaned out loud, shaking. She wanted him inside her, and her body wouldn’t wait much longer. His kisses trailed down, focusing on her breasts before dipping lower. He licked her belly, lapping her navel before he opened her legs.
His wet tongue flicked over her outer entrance but quickly thrust deeper, caressing her swollen clit. She let out a strangled cry when he touched her there. Her body flowed with moisture as she opened more.
Her pussy wept to be filled, begging for his shaft, or his fingers or tongue to push inside her.
“Nash,” she whimpered, as he ran his tongue over her soaking wet opening.
He let out a rumbling moan, as he tasted her sweetness. “
You’re flower is so ripe
,” he groaned. “
So fragrant and sweet
She whimpered again, running her fingers through his hair. She pushed him harder against her need, and he chuckled.
“Patience, beloved bride. I will fulfill all of your needs.”
“I need you inside me, Nash. I can’t wait any longer.”
He chuckled again and thrust his tongue into her aching pussy. Lexi gripped the bedsheets and thrust her head back, arching her back.
“That’s it, come for me,” he said in his deep voice, before he focused his tongue on her clit and pushed two thick fingers into her channel. He rubbed along the inside of her core, sparking sensations so pleasurable and intense it nearly drove her mad. She climaxed in a blinding fury of emotion, screaming at the ceiling above her.
Nash crawled over her, his eyes light and full of desire. He kissed her lips, gently coating them with the sweet tang of her own juices. She whispered his name again, as he leaned his hardness against her throbbing core. He pressed the head of his cock inside her.
She gasped and bit her lip, moaning. He pushed deeper, opening her beyond her imagining. Every inch he sank, her body opened around him, accommodating his manhood. Lexi rubbed her hands up and down his arms, feeling his love penetrate her as deeply as his body did.
The budding of their bond flowered around them, linking them both in its twining embrace. Lexi felt her heart flow into Nash’s. He pulled her up onto his lap and threaded his fingers through hers, allowing her to control the depth of his thrust.
He moved his hands around her waist, holding her body in his big, strong hands. With gentle waves of motion, Nash brought Lexi to another rush of pleasure. He dipped his fingers lower, flicking her tight bud to increase the momentum of her desire.
Lexi’s breasts tightened, and she threw her head back. Crying out with passionate joy, she came once more. Nash gripped her waist tighter, and thrusting forward, he bit down on her neck as he came.
Pain and pleasure danced around Lexi’s body and mind. Nash held her hard, sowing his seed deep in her womb, his teeth grasped tight around her flesh. Blood dropped down her shoulder while her body contracted around Nash’s length.
Slowly, he let her go. Lapping his tongue over her wound, he pulled her off of him. She lay on his chest, panting. The dull ache inside her body and on her neck throbbed in time with her heart. Nash’s heart thumbed inside his deep chest, and she sighed.
It had been the most intensely pleasurable and emotional experience of life. She knew she wanted to be with Nash forever. She also knew that she wanted to spend that time making love with him.
He stroked her hair, and she looked up into his eyes. “We’ve mated, my beloved bride—the stars in my heavens. I can feel the bonding deep in my soul.”
“I can feel it too, sweet, beautiful Nash. I feel it, too.” She crawled up to plant a kiss on his chin. He smiled down at her as she nestled into his shoulder.
“You grow more beautiful by the day,” he stroked her cheek with the back of his hand and she closed her eyes with a sigh. Their legs tangled together when they drew closer to each other. Feeling full to overflowing with joy and peace, Lexi drifted off to sleep.
When she opened her eyes, she saw Nash standing in the doorway in his uniform. “What time is it?” she asked, groggily, leaning up on her elbow.
“Early morning, beloved. You should go back to sleep.”
“Where are you going?” she asked, lying back down.
“I have things to attend to with the Draconian government at home.”
On the bridge, Nash addressed the President of Draconia, reporting on the progress of the mating mission.
“Yes, President. We have just made our 1,857th mating.”
“How many of those are military?” the President asked.
“Roughly half of my fleet is military. The men who have been mated have been about half enlisted military, as well.”
“And, the other five thousand military men?”
“They have not yet been mated.”
“We need to pull out all our military men, now. The mating can wait.”
“But, President Yoshor, that would leave us with no defenses.” Nash said.
“You have defense capabilities, Commander. I even considered pulling you back, too. But, I decided against it.”
“There are serious threats to the human population here, from our interference.”
“The technology deal was a bad plan. Should have just taken the women and left. Less loss of resources.”
“As the Commander of this mission, I respectfully disagree. If we ever want to use human DNA again, it is in our best interest to protect this population, not help it to an early extinction.”
“Deal with whatever needs to be dealt with, Commander Nash. In the meantime, we’re pulling out all military personnel, as of now.”
“Sir,” he said, but the screen went black.