Eric refused to tell me about who he had visited or what it was about until we got back to the hotel. I would’ve been fine with that, but I had a feeling that he was keeping something from me on purpose. Would he do that to me? He knew how much I hated secrets and that I trusted him more than I had ever trusted anyone before in my life. If he was keeping it a secret on purpose, I really didn’t know what I would do.
“Why won’t you tell me now?” I asked, from my side of the backseat in the limo.
“Because now isn’t a good time,” Eric replied, in that cold way of his. He looked towards the partition and the driver on the other side of it. “While the partition may be up…the driver is a vampire, therefore he’s far from deaf,” he explained to me.
I looked towards the partition and suddenly wished that vampires didn’t have such great senses. Their sight; their hearing; their sense of smell…all of it was heightened once they were turned. I grumbled to myself, muttering something unladylike, that my Gran would’ve washed my mouth out with soap for.
Eric laughed, from his seat beside me. I knew that his vampire hearing had picked up on it. “Didn’t your Grandma tell you that it’s not ladylike to swear?” he teased.
I turned towards him, glaring at him. “I know, but I feel like this won’t wait. I’m getting impatient. We both know what kind of trouble happens to me when that happens,” I sighed, knowing that Eric wouldn’t tell me until he thought it would be beneficial to me. “Promise me, that everything will be alright?” I asked, hopefully.
“Of course,” he replied, as if that was a foregone conclusion. “I told you that I had a plan. You’re mine. I won’t let anyone hurt or touch what is mine,” he replied. “Now, cheer up. You won’t get a word out of me until we’re back at the hotel.”
Wanting to take my mind off of my troubles for a little while, I decided to think of better things. “When we get back to the hotel, I think I’m going to call Jason and apologize to him,” I spoke up, changing the subject.
Eric was surprised, I could feel it. He turned towards me, his expression one of alarm. “What made you think of that?” he asked.
“Well,” I shrugged. “You never know. What if your plan backfires and I’m hurt or possibly worse. I don’t want to leave things between us, the way they are,” I explained.
“I can understand that,” Eric replied back. “But I don’t think you have any reason to go that far,” he explained. “He was the one who wronged you. He was the one who used you and your sweet nature. If anyone should apologize, it is him. When all of this is over and we are back home, I’ll make sure that Jason makes up for it,” Eric got that faraway, deadly serious look on his face that said, that he meant business. “I don’t care if he’s your brother. He should learn how to be a man.”
Normally, I wouldn’t like the thought of Eric using that tone of voice and threatening my brother, but there had been too much that I’d had to deal with because of Jason, that I hardly felt the least bit guilty anymore. I made a nervous laugh, that ended with a sob.
“Yeah, try teaching him that,” I joked. “Gran was always trying to get him to act responsibly to no avail. No,” I shook my head. “He won’t listen to you or me. The least I can do is apologize before something bad happens. I wouldn’t want to leave this world without at least trying to work things out. Gran wouldn’t like it if I didn’t,” I explained.
“It’s up to you,” Eric replied back, understanding. I let my mind open up, so that he could read all of my thoughts, feelings and fears. “But it won’t come to that, so you needn’t worry.” He grasped my hand in his and gave it a squeeze. “Besides, I have other things planned once we get back to the hotel,” he winked at me, from his side of the seat.
“Such as?” I immediately knew from both what he was thinking and feeling, as well as the twinkle in his eyes, that what he had in mind was something that involved naked bodies and maybe a bed.
“This,” Eric replied, just before he reached for me and his lips touched mine. I knew right away, that a bed was out of the question. While doing it in the backseat of a car wasn’t what I was used to, I didn’t mind it because I knew that Eric would protect me. I let myself give in…
It was like a dam had burst. My hands reached up and wrapped around the back of his neck, pulling him closer to me. I couldn’t think; couldn’t breathe. All I could do was feel. My fingers threaded through his long hair. His tongue sought mine. Mine twined with his. Our heads tilted to make our kiss even deeper.
All I wanted to do was get closer to him. I broke our kiss, only so that I could crawl across his lap in the backseat. My legs straddled his thighs, while his busy hands reached underneath my skirt and pulled my dress up past my hips. His hands caressed my thighs, while I began to kiss him again.
My hands had a mind of their own. I unbuttoned his dress shirt, so that his chest was bare. My hands dug underneath the flaps, exposing his shoulders to me. I loved the feel of his muscular body. My fingernails dug in, while my hands clung to his broad shoulders.
He broke the kiss, but not for long, as his lips skimmed my jawbone and down my slender neck. He paused where my pulse was beating heavily. I could feel his yearning for a taste of my blood. I hoped that he would be able to control himself long enough to wait until I had fully found completion first. That was the best. Him, feeding from me, added something more to my climax. It made it more potent, more pleasurable, and more explosive for me.
As if knowing this, his lips continued to move slowly down my throat, along my collarbone towards my chest. His hands slid the straps from my dress down my shoulders, until my breasts were exposed. It was a good thing that the dress had a built-in bra inside it, so that we wouldn’t have to worry about taking that off too. His lips found one of my nipples. His hand fondled the other breast, while he feasted.
I moaned, deep in my throat. “Don’t stop,” I pleaded.
“I won’t,” he rasped, as his lifted his head quickly away from my breast, only to return back to what he was so masterfully doing before.
I could feel his erection through the fly of his pants. I grinded my hips against him, partly because it brought me pleasure to where I wanted it the most.
“Sook-ie,” Eric moaned, while I grinded against him. “If you keep doing that, I’ll come before I can get my pants off,” he groaned.
“Then, take your pants off,” I ordered, in my passion befuddled brain.
He stopped administering my breasts, long enough to get his fly down and his underwear pulled down to his hips. They were pulled down only far enough for his gracious plenty to spring free. I climbed down off of his lap, knelt down on the floor of the limo and took him into my mouth.
“Sook-ie,” Eric moaned again. His hand held my head close to his gracious plenty, so that I wouldn’t stop what I was doing to him. “That’s enough,” he pleaded. “Unless you want me to come sooner.”
I lifted my head and gazed into his eyes. They were glittering in the darkened interior. He took my hands and helped me back on his lap, then his fingers slid inside my panties. I almost came right there. His thumb found my nub, stroked me in circles, until I could feel myself coming.
“Now,” I pleaded. I wanted him inside me, right then and there.
He stopped, moved my panties out of the way, then guided himself inside my moist, swollen folds. I lowered myself down on him, balancing myself on his shoulders. I rode him, taking him in deeper and deeper, until he was fully inside me. His hands held me by the hips, helping me dictate how hard and how fast that I moved.
His mouth returned to my neck, his tongue swirling along a sensitive spot, until I could feel his elongated fangs scrape me gently. The next moment, his fangs entered my vein, his gracious plenty so deep inside me that it hit my G-spot and I came. Stars burst behind my closed eyelids.
I could feel him reach his shortly after. His groan sounded like a growl deep in his throat. Together, we drifted off in ecstasy and blissful wonder, until the after effects began to fade and we realized that the limo was now starting to pull into the driveway of our hotel.
Alarmed that the driver would be stopping and opening up the door at any moment, I quickly scrambled around to straighten my clothing.
Eric laughed at my distress.
“I don’t find it the least bit funny,” I retorted, angry and perturbed that he was laughing, when he should be doing up the buttons on his shirt and pulling his pants back up.
Eric laughed again. “My lover, don’t you think that the driver probably has seen everything before and then some? I think he’s a few hundred years old, so I don’t think there is much that he hasn’t seen,” he tried to reassure me.
“True, but not of me,” I tried to explain. “I don’t want some strange limo driving vampire to see me naked, if that’s alright with you.”
“Of course, that’s alright,” Eric replied. “I don’t want him to see you naked either. Only I should see you naked from now on,” he started to show his possessive side. A frown showed on his face. “Come, I’ll help you and then you can help me.”
He reached for my dress and helped me do it up in the back. I stood as well as I could, in the moving vehicle, to pull the skirt of my dress down, so that I was decently covered. I sat down next to him, while he quickly did up his shirt, pulled up his underwear and pants and did up his fly. Soon, he was presentable.
This only took seconds.
The limo came to a stop in front of the hotel. The driver stepped out, then walked around to the passenger side and let us out of the back, by opening up the door.
“Welcome back to Hotel Mimosa,” he greeted us. “The King has left you a special gift waiting upstairs in your suite,” he explained to us, while first Eric, then I, climbed out of the car. Eric took my hand and we followed the driver to the concierge, who opened up the doors for us to enter.
We walked quickly through the lobby, though we didn’t go unnoticed. I thought that it might have to do with the state of my hair, which I hadn’t had time to rearrange in the car. I quickly realized now that we were out of the limo and walking towards the elevator doors.
“Does my hair look okay?” I asked Eric.
He glanced down at me and grinned. He knew by what I was thinking that I was worried by what other people were thinking about me. “Not for someone who just had mind-blowing sex in a limousine,” he joked.
I wanted to strangle him. Besides the fact that he didn’t breathe to begin with, I knew it was useless because I didn’t have vampire strength and there was no way that I could live without him now. “Ha, ha,” I replied back, not the least bit in a joking mood. “I’m serious,” I tried to explain. “Does it look like I just had wild sex with you?”
Eric gave me the once over, then turned towards the elevator door and pressed the button to take us up to our floor. “Yeah, but I’m sure that they’re probably wondering more about what in the hell is a girl like you, doing with a guy like me,” he attempted to flatter me.
I didn’t know what to say to that, because it was so rare that I’d ever seen Eric so insecure. It reminded me of how quickly he had been willing to give up on us. How he had been so lost and willing to believe that I’d chosen Quinn over him. That would be a touchy subject that we would have to talk about eventually.
The elevator doors opened and we wordlessly entered. Eric pressed the button, to take us to our floor and we rode up in silence.
When the elevator stopped on our floor, Eric took me by the hand and led me towards our hotel suite door. “Whatever surprise that Felipe has waiting for us, better not be hungry or ready to attack,” he told me, while he quickly swiped the key through.
Eric opened the door, peered inside. He turned around to me and said, “wait here, I’m going to check it out before you can enter,” he explained.
I waited outside in the hallway, while Eric entered the suite. I could hear some muffled movements and the sounds of lights going on, and a few words exchanged. I knew distinctly that there was a human inside. Soon, Eric came back to the door and opened it for me. “You may come in. It is safe,” he told me, softly.
I walked in, wondering what kind of surprise that Felipe had arranged for us, when I noticed a young woman standing there, looking at us with a scared expression on her face. She was most definitely a sender. I could easily read in her mind that she didn’t know why she was there and that this was the first time that she’d ever seen a vampire, up close and personal.
“Don’t be afraid,” I tried to calm her down. “We’re not going to harm you.” I tried to reach my hand out to her to let her know that we meant what I said. “I’m a human, as you can tell, although my friend here isn’t. Do you know who sent you?” I asked, curiously. Obviously, this girl had been glamoured into coming there and was just now realizing where she was.
The girl shook her head, no. I glanced back at Eric to see what he thought of it. His face and mind were closed off. If there was one thing I knew about him, it was that he had little or no respect for humans, other than me. He often teased me about how we humans were like cows to vampires. I wished that he could feel as I felt right then. “What should we do, Eric?” I asked him, making him apart of it.
“Go home,” Eric ordered, in that brisk, bossy way of his. “You are not needed here.” I could tell by the way that he talked, that he was trying to glamour her. The qirl, obviously under his influence, quickly left the suite and out into the hallway, closing the door behind her.
“I can’t believe that Felipe would glamour a girl into come here so that you could feed off of her, when he knows that you have me,” I commented, shaking my head, almost to myself. “What kind of vampire is he?” I wondered aloud.
“A normal one,” Eric replied. “You see, to him one human is never enough. Most of us do that,” he tried to explain.
“The Queen didn’t have to do that,” I pointed out to him.
“You didn’t really know the Queen,” he replied back.
“Well, I guess I’ll never understand how you vampires operate,” I replied, shaking my head. “So, that was Felipe’s surprise?” I asked.
“Yes, he wanted to show his appreciation for our visit and wanted to extend well-wishes to us, so that we would remain here for as long as he wants us to be,” he explained.
“I don’t get it…what does he want from us?” I wondered, aloud. “I mean, we were the ones who came here willingly to find answers, but it seems like Felipe has bigger plans.”
“Yes,” Eric agreed. “And I think they involve you,” he replied back. “I have called Pam. She is coming to help me find out exactly what Felipe wants with us, then she’ll report back to me.”
“When did you do this?” I asked, curiously. I was trying to figure out just when he would’ve had time to get out his cell phone and call her.
“While you were talking to Quinn.”
“Oh, so you weren’t just outside, thinking that things were over between us.” I didn’t know what to think. He was always full of surprises.
“Well, I did that too…but mostly for Felipe’s benefit. I wanted him to think that we weren’t as close as he previously thought so that he would be more lenient with me. He’s aware of our bond, but I didn’t want him to think that it’s as strong as it really is. I know that when he takes you to use you for whatever plan that he has, he will do everything in his power to get me out of the way first. I had to show him that to get me out of the way first, is pointless,” he explained.
“Oh,” was all I could say. “Do you think he bought it?” I wondered.
“That’s hard to say,” Eric sighed. “One thing is for sure, is that we need backup and Pam is the only one that I trust.”
“What about Bill?” I asked, though, I don’t know why I would think about him at a time like this.
“What about him?” he replied. “He’s…busy. I gave him enough to do, so that we don’t have to worry about him coming here and causing even more problems.”
“I don’t think he would,” I replied back. “He knows that it’s over between us. He might be able to help,” I suggested.
Eric shook his head. “No, trust me. I have arranged for some help with Agatha tomorrow. You will be well-protected until I wake. Then, I will come for you and we will get our answers.”
“Are you sure about that?”
“Yes, I am,” he stated, full of confidence. “We will find out who kidnapped you and the reasons why, then we will go home.”
“Ah, home,” I sighed, as the thought of it sounded very welcome.
“Come, you need to rest, lover,” he held out his hand so that I would take it and led me to the bed. I wished that he could join me, but judging from his feelings, I knew that sex and cuddling with me were the last thing on his mind.
I gladly took his hand, as I discovered that he was right. I was very tired. It had been a long day and tomorrow was probably going to be even longer. My only wish was that he was right about what was going to happen with Agatha.
Eric helped me out of my dress and then pulled back the covers, so that I could climb into bed. “Rest, my lover,” he told me, softly. He lowered his head and kissed me on the forehead, before tucking me into bed.
Once I had settled, I fell asleep, quickly.