Vic propped himself up on his
elbow and watched her sleep. As fast as she drifted off, he knew
she’d been overworked. His heart ached for her. The humans had been
abused for far too long.
“What are you thinking about?”
Gale stretched his arm across her belly and grasped Vic’s hand.
“Your mind is moving a mile a minute. I can see the steam coming out
of your ears.”
Vic sighed. He loved Gale like
a brother and needed the vampire involved when they made love to a
woman. “I want to get her out of here. How much does it cost to take
a courtesan home for the night—such as it is.” With the
supernaturals in control, the world had shifted into permanent
darkness. The only way to tell time was the main clock in the
Governor’s palace. Sometimes, Vic couldn’t tell if it was day or
night and relied on the biorhythms of his wolf to keep himself
“I’m not sure. Probably a
hundred maravedi at least. Since the Governor outlawed the dollar
and made the maravedi legal currency, that’s all we can use. I’ve
got seventy—five if you’ve got the rest.” Gale shrugged. “I want her
out of here, too. I’m sick of having to come here to be with her.”
“I’d rather make love to her
than a quick fuck like the rules permit.” Vic tugged his wallet from
his pocket. “Take whatever you need. You’re the smoother talker. Get
us a night with her.”
“You feel that strongly about
her?” Gale grinned. His eyes shone with a silver light—the color of
his desire. “I hoped so, but I wasn’t going to pressure you.”
“Maybe I’m wrong, but the wolf
wants her, I want her and now you do, too. Unless she tells us to
fuck off, I think she’s our mate,” Vic said. He couldn’t see his
life without her or Gale.
“You’re probably right.” Gale
stretched, then stood. “I’ll be right back, but while I’m gone, you
need to play with her.” He nodded toward the door. “I can’t see him,
but I hear William coming.” He ducked out of the room, leaving Vic
alone with Kitty.
Vic dipped his head once. Ah,
the rules. The only reasons the patrons of the Store Front could
take the humans to the private rooms were for sexual satisfaction
and a food source. He glanced down at her sleeping form.
“I feel you watching me,” she
murmured. Kitty opened her eyes. “Vic, what’s wrong?”
“Funny, Gale just asked me
something very close to that.” He leaned over her and kissed her
full on the mouth. Her sweetness washed over him and he swallowed
her moan. She draped her arms around him, wriggling tighter
She affected him like a drug.
He wanted to be inside her and with her always. He rolled her on top
of him. “Straddle me.”
Kitty rocked on his lap and
tilted her head back. Her hair spilled down past her shoulders.
Seeing her so wanton, he couldn’t
help himself. He dragged her forward until she sat
on his chest. “I’ve craved your pussy all day.”