He exhaled long and gazed out her window. A bolt of lightning illuminated the backyard. She squinted at the sudden brightness and dropped the pasta into the pot. Then she glanced back at Drake. It was hard to believe he had been a dragon a few hours earlier and had saved her. He looked so normal. Well, handsome as a god, but normal dressed in too-tight pants and no shirt. The kitchen light enhanced his golden skin, and the look to his eyes was otherworldly. He moved closer until he was only a few inches from her. The heat of his body ignited the passion in her the same way being around Oran did. The allure toward him was so encompassing, she had to resist touching him and wanting to snuggle into his arms. However, he slipped a hand around her waist and pulled her to him. A small sigh spilled from her lips.
"Yes, something does trouble me. I'm not one to make decisions quickly, but when you left the house this afternoon, I had a nagging feeling. I normally don't act on those. Oran would be the one for that, but the sensation was so overwhelming I had to follow it. I went outside and transformed to fly off after your machine. I lost you--there were too many machines on the roads. But then, your pain flashed in my mind. I heard your scream within my thoughts. The same thing happened to me with Oran when he was in dire danger. It made me realize then that Oran was correct. We are bonded together."
"Yet, with all the things staring you in the face, you're still not sure about me. I get that. I haven't even known you for a whole day, but this connection I feel between you and Oran is like nothing I've ever experienced before." Elise felt her heart speed up being so close to him. Her breathing quickened. She stood up on tiptoe and wrapped her arms around his neck, molding her body against his.
She loved how he reacted. A moment of panic flashed in his eyes while he overthought what she was doing. His lips were pinched, but his breathing intensified. She heard his heartbeat go a little faster, and his cock hardened, poking into her stomach. Elise removed one hand from his neck and held his length. Her dreams came back to her. This position was familiar. Drake drew in a fast breath and then cupped her face with one of his hands. His palm was hot on her cheek. Pleasure started from the tip of her toes and worked upward. She caressed him through the thin material of the pants.
"How does this feel?" she asked.
"Like I should throw you down on the floor and fuck you right now."
"And I bet that blows your mind."
"You have no idea. This whole situation isn't logical, but I can't help how I react to you."
"Then maybe you shouldn't fight it. I've had a couple of days to think about it. I've seen you turn from a dragon into a man. Oran healed me without an explanation, and that doesn't happen in our world. I appreciate you saving my life earlier today, but don't think I'm doing this because of that. Being with Oran was like being with a man from one of my dreams, and then you are the other man that I've been dreaming about with him. Some nights there is just one. Other nights there are both of you. I can't explain it, but I need you both."
Drake picked her up without warning and clutched her ass, pushing his mouth onto hers. His tongue darted between her lips. He spun her around and sat her on the counter. His lips found her throat and began to kiss her. Drake pulled down the shoulder of her shirt and let his mouth enclose her breast. Her nipple hardened from the sudden desire that plagued her. She wrapped her legs around his waist and groaned when he bit down on her hardened bud. Elise held his head to it while his tongue enveloped her nipple. His other hand slid under her skirt and pushed the flimsy material of her panties aside. His thumb found her clit and rubbed it. She thrust her hips forward while his mouth sought her other breast.
He grunted and sucked on her nipple harder, but obliged her. She kissed his cheek and forehead, savoring the saltiness of his skin. She shut her eyes tight, feeling the burning of the approaching orgasm. Elise needed him inside of her, but there wasn't time for that. She was going to come.
"Am I missing dinner?" Oran walked into the kitchen.
Drake didn't stop, but she opened her eyes and beckoned to him. "Kiss me."
Oran's mouth spread into a wide grin. He leaned over his mate and claimed her lips for his own.
With the both of them touching her, she was transported to heaven. All the dreams she'd had were coming to fruition, but it was over too quickly. A loud cry left her throat. She broke away from Oran's mouth. Drake looked up, and he had a large grin on his face. The overthinking man had vanished. Oran withdrew, and Drake helped straighten her clothes. He smoothed the hair from her face and then kissed her lightly.
"I don't know what came over me. I'm sorry," Drake apologized.
Oran poked him in the ribs. "No, you're not. You're just trying to take advantage of her without me being around."
Drake chuckled. "Maybe." He pinched his mate's ass and then turned back to Elise. "We want you to come back with us. If you want to, that is."