His boots crushed the ground beneath him, “One step at a time,” he told himself. “She will
His heart clenched and cracked like trees in a thunderstorm. The blood was dripping down
the side of his arm and falling to the ground. The scent coming from her blood made his fangs
elongate, his nose tickle with excitement, and the bulge in his pants throb. He had to put those
thoughts away because she was dying, he could sense it.
“That fucker is gonna die.” Nicholie’s patience was wearing thin, he knew that Jude had it
covered but also knew that one kick to that mother fucker’s skull was not good enough for him.
He had to get her to the doc though and only had a few minutes left. She had been beaten
hardcore the way his daddy used to beat him and his sister.
There was something about the woman he carried in his arms, something that made his heart
beat out of order. Something that made the very core of him want to protect and keep her all to
himself. Knowing she was human though made it out of the question. As he braced her body and
ran fast toward the mansion, he knew without a doubt as soon as she was well, he would have to
let her go. That’s if everything went the way it should.
Nicky couldn’t feel the burn the fast pace was placing on his bones and skin, his muscles
were working overtime but his mind was on the woman.
Within five minutes, he had made it fifty miles and up into the mountains where he lived.
Stopping long enough at the gate to be buzzed in, Nicky ran straight for the building behind his
house where the doc’s quarters were. Passing the rose bushes, he hit the front door, slammed it
into the wall, and knocked it off its hinges.
“Nicky what the hell are you doing?” As the doc rushed to help him with the woman, he
grabbed at Nicky’s arm and rushed him over to a table in one of the rooms.
The house the doc lived in was three stories and each level had its own purpose. They
however were on the middle level.
“I found her behind the clinic, just behind Shadow Lane. I got the damn bastard right before
he pulled his jolly out of his pants.” His breathing never wavered, even though he had run faster
than he ever had before.
“Jesus Nicky, you might have got her here just in time.” The doc rushed to his cabinet and
pulled out a nineteen-gauge syringe with all the trimmings. As he went back to the woman’s
side, he pulled her shirt away from her neck and stuck the needle in the jugular vein. “This will
help calm her for a little while so I can examine her.”
He never asked questions when the doc did his duties, but for some reason, him being close
to her made his body tense up. As the doc began to check over the woman, he knew he could
hear the soft growl rising up in his throat.
The doc looked Nicky in the eyes. “Steady there tiger—you okay?” Nicky felt the doc’s
eyes on his every move, watching the expression on his face, Nicky knew he would get an ear
full later. He was already paranoid about the woman, and for no apparent reason. Just as he
watched the doc reach for the woman’s arm, Nicky went into panic mode, his chest heaving, a
growl rising, suddenly he bared his fangs. “Nicky, I’m not going to hurt her I need to examine
her and make sure we can get her to pull through this, okay?”
The growl stopped and his eyes eased back to normal.
“I just—shit, I’m sorry. I don’t know where that came from.”
“She’s human Nicky, you know that right? I mean I can help her and I will just considering
the facts but—”
“But nothing, look I know the rules. I will give her head a wash and return her as soon as
she’s well.” That thought made him cringe.
Nicky watched as doc returned to the woman’s lifeless body to check her vitals. Right as he
reached to take off her clothes, so he could examine the rest of her body for damage, Nicky
grabbed his hand and forced him to stop. This is my woman. Although he knew the doc needed to
put a gown on her to begin using the hardcore machines, he felt she was his territory, that it was
his job. “I’ll do that, turn around,” Nicky snapped faster than a two year old throwing a temper
“Are you serious? Look, I can’t do my job if you keep stopping me, Nicky. Get your
emotions in check or I will be forced to make you leave. Don’t think I don’t have back-up.”
“I will help then, I will do what needs to be done physically, I don’t want you seeing her
naked. I mean you don’t know her—I mean look, just let me take her clothes off and put her
gown on then you can turn around.” The doc inhaled a deep breath.
“If it helps, but you mustn’t think I won’t ever see her naked, Nicky. Look what if she needs
surgery?” As Nicky nodded to the doc then took in a nice deep breath to get his emotions under
control for the second time. The doc shrugged his shoulders and began to set his supplies down.
“Then do as you wish, Nicky, but as a doctor, I have morals and one of them is to not check out
“Fine, but do me a favor and stop saying my name so damn much, you’re making me hate
“Good we agree then—I will do my job?” Nicky nodded.
They both took off what was left of her clothes, and then he stood there in shock. Yes, he
knew the human race, but to be honest, he didn’t know one human being was capable of
surviving with this much damage to their body, her tiny, delicate body. His heart wanted to cry,
but every single part of him stayed strong as they put her gown on and the doc hooked up her
“I will keep her on a slow drip of fluids and get an x-ray to see if anything is broken, judging
by the look of her head, I would say that she at least cracked her skull. She will need an MRI to
make sure that there is no swelling of her brain or other organs for that matter.” Nicholie brushed
his finger over the side of her cheek and whispered softly into her ear.
“I don’t know you,” he said, “but I promise I will fix you.” Then stood straight up, knowing
he couldn’t keep her even though there was something about her that felt like home.
“She is in good hands, Nicky, you know that.” He watched as the doc bowed slightly, and
then placed a fist over his heart.
“Why do you do that?” Nicky’s brows burrowed.
“I’m more concerned with our race’s manners and behavior—” Dr. Woods shook his head,
“Never mind, it’s called respect,” he said then walked away from Nicky, to the side of the
Hearing him growl deep in his chest made the wetness between her legs pool.
“I’m hungry Annie, and your body is just too tempting. I-I-I have too—” Annie cut off his words and
pushed his mouth to her neck. Before she knew it, his teeth latched on and he began sucking hard. She
felt her blood leave her veins, and grew dizzy, but the stars she saw were colorful and felt like little
orgasms popping all over her nerve endings.
His fangs were like straws, drawing her into his stomach.
“Oh Nicky!” she moaned as she felt her body getting lighter, even drifting away. His intense sucking
made her orgasm three times before he stopped. His chest heaved and his eyes were half-mast as he
looked at her.
“Are you better?” she asked caressing his cheek. A look of intense desire lit up his face as he pulled
back and pushed her body up. He slid down the mattress and gripped her ass with both hands.
His grip tightened as he pushed her body up the mattress and towards the headboard. “Grip now,”
he demanded. She immediately followed and gripped the headboard, her breasts pressing against the
cold wood. She looked down to see Nicky licking his lips. A grin appeared on his face like a man about to
eat a delicious dessert. The butterflies went to work at the mere thought of him being down there about
to devour her.
She didn’t want to hesitate nor did she think he would allow it, so she braced her knees and
clamped tight to the headboard, completely submissive to his charming words.
“Nicky I—” Cutting her off, he went to work on her core, licking and kissing every centimeter.
Annie’s head flew back and she gripped the headboard with one hand and her breast with the other. He
lapped and circled her clitoris, then drove two fingers in instantly.
She lost control...grinding and trashing against him.
Tingles and sensations she had only felt a few times in her life erupted. Every bit of anticipation
boiling out of her body, hell she couldn’t even watch him like she wanted to because all her back wanted
to do was arch the other direction. Then he bit hard on her inner thigh and began to suck there. As she
cried in ecstasy, he sucked harder, his fingers still playing their role inside her. She had never been this
wet for any man. She had never felt this good or intense at the same time. He pulled her down, flipped
her over then fixed her legs, spreading them just right for him, which wasn’t hard considering her whole
body felt like a wet noodle.
When he raised his body up and slowly entered her, it was like a firing squad went off through her
muscles. Her Limbic system was setting off small explosions of sensation all over her body, sending her
straight to heaven.
She had no fear, as the two of them made love. She felt incredible, safe, like she had someone in
her life all to herself.
He kept it slow at first, and tenderly eased himself all the way inside her. Once all the way inside he
met her mouth and grinded their pelvises hard. Then he eased back out, just so the tip of his head
teased her entrance. Back in he went this time faster, sending Annie completely over the edge.
He rocked into her hard, pulling in and out. Thrusting till the sensations overtook her. He collapsed
over her, grinding her clit as she thrashed beneath him. Finally, the last round hit both of them and
Nicky clenched onto her lips with his, he groaned and she moaned. She felt his seed fill her up, every last
drop pouring into her body. She was now filled with his essence, the very essence she had tasted in her
dream. Nicky kissed her body lightly as he trembled against her skin, finishing his release. His hands
tightened around her, taking the breath from her lungs. “Oh Nicky,” she rushed on a breath of release.
His head moved closer to hers and she felt as the stubble from his jaw grazed her face.
Nicky’s body handled her with care and was pretty amazing wrapped over hers like a blanket. Her
hands spread out and she grabbed at his shoulders and squeezed, then dug her nails in. He remained
erect as she felt every inch of his still hard cock slide along the walls of her core as he pushed back in
slowly, and pulled out until only the head lingered inside her, making her body twitch with each silky
She smiled with immense pleasure.
“You’re a tease.”
“I’m a tease?” He grinned. “Tell me Annie, how did you do it?”
“How did you make me turn to mush?”
She laughed hard against his chest, “Look what you’ve done to me. I’m in a fairytale.”
“Nightmare baby, I’m a vampire. Make me a little more spooky, would ya?”
“Oh right—yah, okay.”
He gripped her body curling it tight with his and laid his chin between her shoulder and head. She
could feel him smelling her skin; his breath tickled her skin. As she giggled, she realized this was the first
time she had ever made love to a man.
She looked down at the beautiful picture of Nicky on the bed. “Oh Jesus, Nicky.” Her head turned
back to his when she realized she had blood on sporadic parts of her body.
“It’s okay sweet, nothin a shower can’t fix.” Thank God, heart be still.
“Can I ask you something?” Letting her body relax again, she calmly rolled over to face him.
“How do we explain this to Dr. Woods?”
“There’s nothing to explain. He’s my father. I don’t give a shit what anyone says, you’re mine, and
there’s nothing anyone can do. Understand?” His words were very persistent. She loved the fact he felt
so strongly about her in such a short time, he was totally in need of her.
“Yep, and so is Jude, Persona as well, there is Claire, whom you haven’t met yet and Julie, she’s a
nut case, that you will see.”
“What about the staff?”
“No, but it’s not hard to glamour them and make them forget.”
“Ahh, I got it.” Just like some of the stories, which made the information easy to remember.
“Listen, why don’t you go take a shower and I will get us some food.”
“Didn’t you just eat? I mean I’m not sure how you work and all, but—”
“I still like food. And even though you drank, you still need to eat. We worked off a lot of calories.”
Jumping off the bed, he grabbed her hips, pulled her in close and kissed the top of her head. “Anything
special?” he asked while rocking her side to side.
“I would love some hot chocolate, and maybe some more you.” She flirted.
“Maybe?” Hi brows rose.
She reached forward and grabbed his arm, stopping him before he left the room. “Umm Nicky,
“No, I’m just naturally clothed.” He winked, disappearing down the dark hallway.