Unbound (Forbidden Bond Book 1)(165)

By: Cat Miller

Finally, the time had come. Chase walked to the front of the chapel to await his Lovely’s arrival. The music started, and the doors at the rear of the chapel closed. Chase noticed an envelope addressed to him on the step below him. Thinking it might have been from Soleil, he quickly bent to pick it up.

It wasn’t from his bride, and the contents made his blood run cold. It was from Darren:


 She is my mate. If I can’t have her, no one will. Our old friend was very interested to know Danielle was changed and that she retained her human gifts. Without all that pesky human blood to block him, I don’t imagine it will take him long to catch up with her. She should be a tasty treat when he drains her for real this time. You should watch your back, because I am.

 Darren, your bride’s true mate

  Chase tried to pull himself together. Rage at the threat spread through him. Darren would have to be dealt with permanently. It wouldn’t be the first time Chase had taken a life to defend the female he loved more than anyone or anything. He took a few deep breaths, attempting to recapture the warm glow of joy and anticipation.

The doors in the rear of the chapel opened to admit Soleil, and that was all it took to wash away his anger. He would deal with the threat later. It was a time for celebration.

His Lovely was breathtaking in a white Grecian gown. Her mahogany, white, and red hair spilled all around her. She looked at him with such love and adoration.

He reflected those raw emotions right back to her. His one true mate would share his bed and his blood that night. They would be one. He would cherish her love and protect her to her last breath.

She entered the chapel and started the slow walk down the long aisle between them. Chase held himself steady, watching her move toward him with love shining in her beautiful eyes. Then he could wait no longer. He walked down the aisle and met her halfway. She laughed and wrapped her arms around his neck, kissing him passionately. Like they were the only two people in the room, they vowed their lives to each other, pouring all of their love into their private connection and sealing it with a kiss.

Chase lost himself in Danielle and her sweetness for a moment. Someone loudly cleared his throat and reminded Chase of his surroundings. Chase lifted his head and looked around at the sea of smiling faces. Their guests began to applaud the eager show of affection between them. Danielle blushed and took Chase’s hand. Together they walked down the aisle toward the altar to exchange blood and say the sacred vows. Hand in hand, they would walk forever.