While I’m gone I’m going to post some older excerpts that I’m working on. This one is from Vampire Needed.
“Father, Nick needs an escort to go see Jeff.” I left my mind open so he could see what I was going to do.
“I’ll take care of it.”
“Thanks.” Approaching my mate, I slid my fingers through his softer than silk hair. Every fucking minute my mate spent on grooming products was worth it. I’m convinced no one ever spent as much time and energy as Nick on grooming but damn if I wouldn’t fork over my entire fortune to keep my man in hair care.
Accepted my lover’s kiss I reveled in Nick’s love and affection. My mate might be a pain in the ass but no one else had ever made me feel like a god by a simple brush of lips.
Slowly breaking the embrace I released him carefully until I was certain he was solid on his heels. “Be careful,” I admonished him with a tap on the nose.
“Of course, honey,” Nick said in his cheery, confident tone.
I knew as he spun around and left the house, a fellow vampire on his heels, my life would never be dull when my lover was around and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Nick made my long life worth living.
“When are you going to change him?” My sire, William, came up beside me and watched Nick leave. The older vamp was a cold asshole but oddly, like everyone else, he liked my Nick.
I shrugged. “I’m not sure. Not until he has that kid he’s got his heart set on.” Ever since the pooka told Nick he had special inherited status he’d been determined to have a kid. Luckily I approved of the woman he chose for his baby’s mother or it could’ve gotten ugly.
“You could freeze his sperm and save it for later?”
“I could but I don’t think he’s ready.”
William crossed his arms. “Do you think he’ll ever be truly ready?”
I wanted to snarl and argue but he brought up a good point. Would my Nick ever be ready to be a creature of the night? I didn’t know. “He’s still getting used to me. I want him ready before conversion.”
William snorted. “That man will never be ready for anything he can’t completely control.”
I shrugged. I didn’t want to get into Nick’s foibles. Sure he was strong minded but eventually he would come to my way of thinking and if he didn’t, I’d change him in his sleep. I let the idea leak out to William who I knew regularly scanned my mind in the hopes I’d leave down the strong walls I’d built inside.
“Good idea,” William gave me a rare nod of approval. “That way he can’t panic.”
My chest tightened at the thought of my Nick panicking. “I’ll knock him out before I let him get upset.”
Truer words were never spoken. I just didn’t know right then how true they would turn out to be.