Read Alpha Killian by Jane Doe Chapter 15 – We pulled into the driveway and I stumbled through the front door of the house, refusing Kira’s help.
“I got this, I got this.” I slurred, my finger pointed at her chest. She raised her hands in defeat and tried to stifle her smile.
As we walked through the door I frowned when I didn’t see Alpha Killian in sight.
“We’re hoooome!” I sang drunkenly, placing my hand against the wall to steady myself.
I smiled to myself as I heard Alpha Killian’s heavy footsteps coming down the stairs.
*Alpha Killian’s p.o.v*
I spent an hour or so dealing with the fresh batch of rogues my Beta had brought in for questioning.
For a month now there have been attacks on people in my pack by a large group of rogues, and the people in my pack looked to me to make sure these attacks were stopped.
After spending the better half of an hour torturing a couple rogues, only to get a single f*****g name, I headed back to the pack house.
The entire time Claire was away from me, Titan did nothing but whine and howl. My head was pounding at his incessant pining for our little mate. This was his way of punishing me for locking Claire away for three days, that and he hasn’t spoken to me since.
I would’ve appreciated the silence, but Titan knew that. So every waking moment he spent howling for Claire.
While Claire was locked away the emotions I kept hidden were eating me alive. I found myself looking for excuses to go into the basement just to be near her and to smell her sweet vanilla and honey scent. Each time I went down into the basement and looked into her crystal eyes, I had to fight the urge to pull her from the cell and drag her up to my bedroom. Fighting Titan was hard enough, but fighting myself felt almost impossible.
Each time I went down and visited Claire, she hurled a new insult at me, her big blue eyes burning with anger. The sound of her voice alone sent sparks shooting down my spine. Everytime I looked into her eyes I had to fight the urge to beg for her forgiveness and give her whatever she wanted.
And again, each time I left I would rebuild my walls and tell myself that this little girl would not be my downfall. I felt as though the two sides of me were constantly at war since I had met her. The side of me molded by my cruel father had long ruled the pack with ease, but my little mate was threatening to bring out an entirely new side of myself. Aside I wasn’t sure if I wanted to meet.
I was in the bedroom when I heard the front door swing open and a small voice call out into the living room.
“We’re hoooome!” The little voice called out, and Titan’s ears perked up as he heard the voice of his mate. She sounded happy.
I had to resist Titan’s insane urge to bound down the stairs and take our mate into our arms.
I made my way to the living room where Claire, Kira and Travis came into view. As my eyes roamed my little mate’s face, I could instantly see something was wrong.
“We’re back!” Claire squealed, and I wanted as she stumbled her way over to me and wrapped her arms around my waist.
I felt myself freeze as my little mate hugged me for the first time, the sparks shooting up and down my spine as Titan howled pleasantly. For the first time in my life, butterflies swarmed in my stomach as I felt my mate’s little arms wrap around my waist.
“Mate!” Titan yelled in joy.
“So, now you decide to speak.” I grumbled at him, still having a headache from his three day long protest.
“Shut up, I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to mate.” Titan growled at me, causing me to mentally roll my eyes.
My eyes went from Claire, who happened to still be hugging me, to a wide eyed Kira.
It was then that I smelled the alcohol rolling off of my little mate.
“Claire…” I let her name fall from my lips as she stopped hugging me and looked up into my eyes.
I felt my heart stopped as her crystal eyes met my own and for once her expression wasn’t angry. Her pink lips were pulled into a small smile as she looked up at me, her face still flushed.
“Your eyes are like silver.” She slurred, tilting her head as she looked at me. I felt somewhat shocked at the compliment. I wasn’t exactly used to receiving them.
“Claire?”‘ I asked again, trying to pull her attention from my eyes.
“Hm?” Her eyes wandering over my body, her attention was obviously elsewhere. It was then I could smell the sweet flavored alcohol rolling off her lips. Anger rushed through me, not at Claire, but at my sister.
“Claire, are you drunk?” I raised my eyebrow at her, taking her little face in one of my hands as I leaned in and smelled her breath. I could definitely smell the grapes that rolled off her tongue tainted by the smell of alcohol.
Her blue eyes grew wide as she took in how close I was to her face, and her cheeks b****d as the blood rushed to them. I could feel my eyes darken as she l****d her chapped lips, definitely a habit of hers.
“You’re squishing me.” She pouted, using her little hands to try and pry herself away from me. I couldn’t feel any force behind her touch, and I honestly wondered why she wasn’t as strong as other she wolves.
Finally I let go of her face, instantly missing the feel of her smooth skin under my fingertips. I watched her silently as she staggered over to the couch and plopped on one of the seats. With anger blazing in my eyes I turned to Kira.
“She’s drunk.” I stated the obvious, letting anger flood through my tone. Travis looked away from me and showed his neck in submission, he knew well enough to not interfere.
“Hey, I had no idea she never had alcohol before!” Kira snapped, running her fingers through her hair.
“You still thought it a good idea to let her have alcohol?” I snapped back at her, regretting letting Claire spend the afternoon with my sister.
“Killian, she had wine. It wasn’t like she was throwing back shots left and right. What wolf gets drunk from two bottles of wine?” She exclaimed, throwing her hands up as if that would get her point across.
“You see how small she is. Is it any wonder she got drunk?”‘ I rolled my eyes at her.
A giggle snapped me and Kira out of our argument. I listened intently to the beautiful sound, realizing that I had never heard Claire laugh before. Deep down, I wanted to hear it again. I wanted to be the one who made her laugh, sigh, and smile.
We all turned our heads to where Claire sat on the sofa and I felt my eyes widen as Claire was sitting on the sofa taking drinks from a wine bottle.
“You let her take the bottle home?”‘ I asked Kira, pinching the bridge of my nose as my headache increased.
Kira looked shell shocked, “Um, no I didn’t. She didn’t have anything on her when we left.” Even Travis looked on at Claire in surprise.
We all turned back to Claire who was watching us all intently as she drank from the bottle of wine. It was then that I noticed what she was wearing. A little black dress that was slowly riding up her t***h as she sat on the couch. I could feel Titan press to come forward, his urges making themselves known.
“Claire?”‘ Kira frowned, speaking a little louder than usual.
“Kira?” Claire smiled at Kira inbetween sips, stopping a few times to let a little hiccup out.
“Where did you get the bottle of wine?”‘ Kira frowned, placing her hands on her hips as though she was about to scold a child.
I watched Claire with hidden awe. The only sides I’ve seen of Claire were silent and angry. I wondered if she was usually this cheerful.
I watched her almost with anticipation. Her blue eyes widened and she leaned in as if she were going to tell us a secret.
“Shhh, I sneaked it. Don’t tell anyone.” Claire whispered, her blue eyes darting back and forth as if someone were about to walk in.
I resisted the urge to laugh at Claire’s face, the feeling strange and foreign. I wondered when was the last time I actually laughed. Kira let out a cackle at her response, but cut it short when she saw the look on my face.
“She must’ve snuck it from the restaurant. Don’t look at me like that, I helped her into the sedan and she didn’t have anything on her. ” Kira shrugged, but didn’t bother trying to hide her smile.
“It’s not her fault, Killian. Don’t eat her head.” Claire pouted. I couldn’t help the rush of ecstasy that ran through me as I heard Claire speak my name. This was the first time she hasn’t called me ‘Alpha Killian’, just ‘Killian’. I loved the way my name sounded falling from her lips, and wondered what it would sound like when she screamed my name in pleasure.
My eyes widened as I took in what Claire had said.
“Eat her head?” I asked, glaring at Kira as I waited for an explanation. Once Kira finally stopped cackling like some kind of disheveled wench, she caught her breath enough to speak.
“Travis said you were gonna chew my head off for letting her get drunk, she’s the one who took it literally.” Kira manage to force the words out as she continued laughing.
I found myself looking at my little mate incredulously, wondering if she actually thought I’d eat someones head.
Grabbing Travis’s arm and bounding up the stairs before I could say another word Kira called out, “She’s all yours bro!”
Resisting a frustrated growl at my irresponsible sibling, I turned my attention back to Claire. She was looking at me with that little smile on her pink lips as she drank from the bottle of wine.
When she caught me looking back at her she patted the seat beside her, “Sit with me!” She called out.
Physically unable to resist, I sat down beside her and let my eyes wander over her face. For once the worry that plagued her light eyes was gone, but I knew that was only because of the alcohol.
“Want some fuzzy grape juice?” She smiled at me proudly, stunning me for a moment. The way her eyes sparkled when she smiled would be stuck in my mind forever.
“Claire, that’s wine.” I raised my eyebrow at her. I hadn’t expected my mate to be so strange, Cute, stunning, beautiful, but not strange. Claire was full of surprises.
“Mm, no I’m pretty sure that’s not what it is.” She slurred, frowning at me as she took another drink.
I reached out for the bottle of wine and set it on the table, far from her reach.
“No, I need that.” She frowned, her pink bottom lip sticking out ever so slightly as she looked at me with big eyes.
“Tell me why you need it.” I found myself asking. Her vanilla and honey scent swirled around me and I let myself enjoy the smell. Deep down, I was enjoying being this close to her, whether she was sober or not.
She frowned and shook her head ‘no’ at me as she grumbled something I couldn’t make out. I grabbed her wrist gently as she tried to stand from the couch. The pleasurable sparks crawled up my arm and I found myself wanting to pull her close.
“If you tell me why you need it, I’ll give it back to you.” I promised, feeling relief as she sat back down on the couch.
I watched as her dark hair shifted over her shoulder enticingly and she whispered to me, as if it were a secret she didn’t want anyone overhearing.
“It keeps the bad memory away.” She whispered, her fruity breath washing over my face. Titan wanted nothing more than to close the distance between I and our little mate, to taste the wine that lingered on her lips ourselves, but I resisted.
The thought of taking advantage of our little drunk mate invoked a bunch of unpleasant emotions within me. She was too innocent and fragile to simply take what we wanted while she was incapacitated. I doubted she would even remember what happened in the morning.
“The bad memories?” I questioned, feeling intrigued. Maybe there was much more to our little mate. A whole world of secrets behind those crystal eyes. I already found out for myself that she could resist an Alpha command, something no one else could do.
“Memory. Just one.” She slurred, clarifying for me. I let my mind drift and wondered what bad memory she could possibly have. Who or what could’ve hurt something so innocent. I felt guilt swell inside of me as I remembered the threat I had given her when she first arrived here. As always, I kept my emotions under control, tightly bound so they wouldn’t show.
“Will you tell me what the memory was?” I found myself asking involuntarily, the thought of someone hurting her picking at the back of my brain. I handed the bottle of wine back to her and she smiled happily as she took another drink.
“Maybe someday. It’s my turn to ask you a question.” She slurred, taking her little finger and poking me in the chest. I felt Titan rumble happily at our mates touch.
“Ask away.” I nodded, still allowing my eyes to roam her angelic face.
“Why are you always grumpy.” She frowned at me, tilting her head to the side. I watched as the movement caused her long chocolate hair to fall behind her back, giving me a clear view of the creamy skin on her shoulder. Titan whimpered at the sight, wanting to feel her soft skin beneath our teeth as we finally marked her.
I felt my eyes widen in surprise, letting the emotion only slightly show on my face.
“I’m not grumpy.” I frowned, my eyes widening as my little mate broke out into a fit of giggles. I watched her face in stunned silence as her little giggles emerged from her lips.
“Are too,” She drunkenly giggled, contorting her face into a bad attempt at a glare, “You’re all like grrrr. I’m Killian and I’m grumpy.”
I raised my eyebrow at her horrible attempt at mocking me. This little thing didn’t have a cruel bone in her body.
Claire let out a big yawn and rubbed at her eyes, signaling that it was definitely time for bed. “Come on, lets get you to bed.”
I nodded at her sleepy face, standing up from the couch.
“Carry me?” She pouted, standing from the couch but nearly falling over in the process.
I let a smirk form on my mouth as I placed my hands on her hips and lifted her, letting her wrap her legs and arms around me. As much as I had anticipated the sparks, nothing could fully prepare me for the emotions they invoked. The sparks slammed into me full force, and probably would’ve caused me to stumble if I wasn’t holding onto the railing of the stairs.
I carried a silent Claire to her bedroom and placed her gently on the bed. I pulled the covers back for her and pulled them up to her chin. Then I slipped the tiny flats she was wearing off of her feet and tossed them across the room. Yet again, Claire caught me by surprise as she slipped her dress off under the covers and tossed it on the floor. Titan practically clawed at the walls of my mind to get a glimpse of our beautiful mate.
“Stay.” She pouted, completely catching me off guard. Her blue eyes were wide, and I swore I could see fear lingering in them. I knew my eyes were black at this point, as she was tempting Titan in ways he had never felt before.
“The nightmares won’t let me sleep.” She frowned, her voice almost a whisper. Titan happened to be ecstatic, I on the other hand would be fighting my temptation for most of the night.
“Fine, but you need to change. I won’t be able to control myself if you’re not wearing anything.” I grunted, slipping off my t-shirt and handing it to her to throw on. I could’ve easily found something she owned, but I wanted my scent on her.
“Okay.” She giggled, sitting up. I turned around just in time, as she wasn’t in the right state of mind to care what I saw.
“I’m covered.” Her tiny voice rang out, and I turned around. I then decided that I had never seen any woman as s**y as Claire had looked right now. Her long hair was slightly messy and she wore nothing but my black t-shirt, her long legs resting on the bed. Looking at my little mate, I couldn’t remember the names or faces of any of the women I had ever been with. Now that I had Claire, none of them meant anything to me. No other woman could invoke the feelings Claire has within me.
Keeping my eyes locked on her own, I slipped my shoes off and climbed into bed next to her.
“You better not flip out on me when you wake up.” I raised my eyebrow at her.
“I wont.” She nodded with a smile.
I fell back on the pillow and felt myself stiffen as Claire turned and curled up into my side. She draped one of her legs over mine and nuzzled her head into my chest breathing deeply. It seems my scent affected her as much as her’s affected me. The thought made me and Titan feel smug.
Feeling the best I have in a long time, I listened to my mate’s tiny breaths until sleep finally claimed me.