Chapter 3 – Bloom
~Make Your Whole Body Sing~
“No crowbar needed. We’ll behave.” I promise still giggling as I try to wiggle away from Pike’s hands and lips.
“I think we should make them find the crowbar,” Pike says making a grab to pull me back into his arms.
“Uh-uh,” I say stepping back to keep out of his reach. “We’re gonna do our Alpha duties and if you do them really well I may reward you with a little…..nibble.”
“Darlin’ you’re testing my limits and if you keep this up I’ll gladly show you my breaking point,” he flashes me his best wolfish smile that stops me in my tracks.
Stepping between us Tucker says, “If I don’t stop you two now you’ll be playing this game of chase all night and I’d rather be enjoying the party than watching that sappy shit.”
“Sorry to break it to ya Tuck, but this is a wedding and you’re gonna see buckets full of the sappy stuff.”
“Damn.” He grumbles but at the same time he pulls me into a hug, “Congrats Sis.”
“Thanks brother,” I reply against his chest. He gives me one more tight squeeze then releases me and turns to Pike.
“You better treat my sister right,” Tucker playfully threatens him as he pulls him in for an embrace.
Patting Tucker on the back, “You know I will.”
“Even so it’s good to hear.” He looks behind him and sees all the other guests waiting, “Well, I better stop monopolizing y’all and let the others congratulate the newlyweds.”
He winks at me and pats Pike on the shoulder then heads off in the direction of the bar. I’m pretty sure that’s where Bonnie is hiding and I want nothing more than to go over and watch the show that I know those two are going to make, but I can’t because I have to stand here and accept the well wishes from our guests.
“Don’t pout darlin’. I’m sure those two will put on more than one show tonight and you’ll catch at least one.” Pike chuckles at me through our bond.
“That’s the truth.” I laugh. “What are we gonna do with those two, Tennessee?”
“Be patient. Bonnie will give Tucker a break at some point.”
“Are you seriously talking about the same Bonnie I know?”
“You’re right we might have to assist them.” He admits
“We already got Tucker to change his idiotic plan, but I don’t think Bonnie is giving in anytime soon. She’s getting too much joy out of tormenting him.”
“I think you’re gonna have to talk to her. There has to be something stopping her from giving into the connection.”
“I’ll find out what’s going on.” I say through our bond as I continue to accept the congratulations from our guests.
“Soon darlin’. We don’t need those two acting like this when we’re all off searching for your great-aunt.” Pike tells me as he accepts the handshakes and hugs offered to him from his pack.
By the time we pull out of our connection we’ve already greeted and thanked all the guests who were lined up to congratulate us so Pike takes my hand and leads us to the head table. When Pike informed me that we’d be reciting wedding vows we discussed turning the reception into a normal wedding reception, but we both decided that was too structured for our liking. Though we did agree on letting the guests make toasts.
“What would you like to do first? Food? Drink? Dance?” Pike asks as he leans into me with his hand on my lower back and his lips close to my ear.
I look over at the bar where I last saw our two best friends and then back at my mate. I’m grinning when I respond, “Drink.”
“I should’ve known,” he shakes his head. We make our way to the bar and promptly order our drinks (a beer for Pike & a Long Island Iced Tea for me). Sitting on the stool I turn my back to Pike so I can face Bonnie and Tucker.
“Sooo, how’s it going?” I ask on a grin.
“Darlin’ their being good don’t start trouble.” Pike warns me through our bond as he leans into me and wraps his arm around my waist to pull me and my stool closer to him.
“I would never.” I reply in my most innocent voice.
“Uh-huh and a wolf doesn’t bite.”
Bonnie turns to me gripping the stem of her martini glass so hard I can see the white of her knuckles. She plasters a smile on her face and through gritted teeth says, “It’s going abso-freakin-lutely wonderfully. Your brother here..”
“Your mate!” Tucker interrupts her.
Bonnie takes a deep breath then lets it out and continues ignoring Tucker, “Your brother won’t stop following me around like a lost dog and keeps scaring off any single guy that gets within 30 feet of me.”
“They’re lucky I let them that close.” Tucker mumbles as he takes another drink of his whiskey.
“Who do you think you are?” Bonnie turns and glares at him.
Tucker lets out a sigh and sets down his drink then turns to his mate, “I don’t think I’m anyone, but I know that I’m your mate.”
“No. You’re. Not!” Bonnie punctuates each word.
Tucker leans in and pulls her off her stool and on to her feet hard against his body, “I know you feel this Bonnie-bean so you need to stop denying it.”
“I feel nothing.” She tries to sound strong but her words come out a husky whisper.
Tucker chuckles low and runs a finger down the side of Bonnie’s cheek, “You feel it. That sensation that your whole body is throbbing waiting on a release that never comes.”
Bonnie gasps but doesn’t respond otherwise.
He grips her hip tighter with one hand and uses the other to force her head up to look him in the eyes, “I can give you that release Bonnie. All you have to do is give in to our bond.”
Bonnie continues being uncommonly silent as she bites her lip and watches Tucker.
Tucker takes advantage of her silence and leans into whisper in her ear, “Give in to us and I’ll make your whole body sing.”
A strangled sigh leaves Bonnie’s lips seconds before I watch her visibly pull herself together. She wiggles out of Tuckers arm knocking the bar stool behind her over as she puts distance between them.
Grabbing her martini glass off the bar she downs the remainder of her Cosmo without taking her eyes off Tucker. When there’s not a drop left in the glass she sets it back down and tells him, “Nice try Lassie, but dogs don’t sing they howl and I have no intention of letting you hump my leg long enough to get your howl out.”
While Tucker stands there in shock at her words Bonnie takes the opportunity to sneak away through the crowd of guests.
He turns to watch her leave and once she’s out of sight he asks, “Did she really just?”
“Refer to you as a dog and insinuate you wanted to hump her leg?” I finish for him.
“Yeah that.” He mumbles still partially in shock.
“Yep, she did.”
“What the heck am I gonna do with her?” He asks more to himself than to anyone else.
“No clue, but be careful that girls tongue is sharper than our claws.” Pike says shaking his head.