The Alpha's Secret Family(10)

By: Jessie Lane

Dia could feel his spurts inside of her, the warmth of his seed spreading and filling her as he stopped moving above her and held his position, twitching with his own pleasure.

When her mate was done, he collapsed on top of her, making sure to keep his weight from crushing her. Then Stone gave her another long, leisurely kiss full of all the emotion she knew he felt for her. When they were breathless, he fell to his back and rolled her so that she lay on his chest.

As quiet fell around them, Stone whispered, “I’m going to miss you too fucking much, Dia. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to stand it.”

Picking up her head, she set her chin on his chest and looked him square in the eye. “I’ll be back as soon as I can, love, promise. Until then, though, I want you to make me a promise, too.”

His hazy eyes were warm with adoration and love as he smiled back at her. “Anything, mate.”

“Stop watching The Princess Bride with the pack’s cubs. Only Wesley can get away with ‘as you wish’.”

She could tell she had absolutely shocked the alpha of the Battletown Pack for a few rare seconds. However, it didn’t last long, and Dia ended up scrambling and squealing as she tried to make a break for the bathroom before her mate could retaliate for picking on him. Too bad she only had just put both feet on the floor when Stone scooped her back onto the bed and started tickling her.

His fingers ran up and down her supersensitive ribs until she was begging, “Mercy. Have mercy!” through her squeals of laughter.

The tickling stopped, and she found herself pinned to the bed by Stone, with him lying between her legs again as he smiled down at her.

Damn, she was really going to miss this man while she was gone. Internally, she consoled herself that it was only for a little while. She would be back with the man she loved soon enough.

Chapter Four

Four hours later…

Dia stood next to her car, glaring at Stone. “Get out of my way.”

Her mate was leaning against her driver’s side car door, blocking her from opening it and getting in.


She had been arguing with the stubborn man for twenty minutes, and she was quickly losing her patience.

“Stone, I love you with all my heart, but if you don’t move out of my way and let me go see my family, then I’m going in that house”—she pointed to their home—“and I’m going to get the griddle so I can knock you upside the head with it!”

Stone curled his lip and playfully growled at her.

Dia turned her pointed finger at him. “Don’t give me that lip and growl crap, either, mister. You’re acting like a big baby right now, and I don’t have time for this shit.”

A mischievous twinkle lit Stone’s eyes as he stepped forward and grabbed the hand with the finger pointing at him. “If I’m a baby, then I get to suck your tits. Let’s go; I like this idea.”

Dia dug her heels into the ground as Stone started to drag her back toward the house. “Nope, nope, nope!” she yelled as she tugged to try to get her hand back. It was futile because her mate was ten times stronger than her, but he was also paranoid of hurting her since he considered her a fragile human, so he stopped on her third tug.

Turning to face her with an unhappy scowl, Dia didn’t give him the chance to speak as she pointed a finger in his direction.

“Just because you’re all big and mighty here with the pack doesn’t mean you can boss me around and tell me where I can and cannot go.”

Slowly, one eyebrow raised to his hairline, silently mocking her. “The fact that I’m alpha means that’s exactly what I can do.”

She shook her head and folded her arms across her chest. “No, Stone, that’s how you treat the pack. That’s not how you treat your mate. If you love and respect me at all, you’ll try and understand that.”

Stone crossed his arms, mimicking her stance. “And if I tell you that I love you so much I just want to protect you?”

Sighing in frustration, Dia closed the distance between them and put her hands on his chest. She knew touch was important to shifters, and it could also be very comforting.

“Just what exactly are you trying to protect me from? My parents? I assure you they would never harm me.”

Stone uncrossed his arms, wrapped one around her waist and used his other hand to rub the back of his neck. “I can’t explain it, sweetheart, but every instinct I have is screaming not to let you go. I know I’m coming across as a straight up jackass, and I’m sorry. But neither the wolf nor I want to let you go anywhere without us.”

It was hard for Dia to be mad when she could see the sincerity in his eyes. Her poor wolf was that worried about her.