The Lycan King

Chapter 43. Better watch your back, Max

Avalyn

Max's house wasn't as big as ours. But it had a warm vibe that I loved. It had a round driveway in the front and the mansion was beige in colour with brown roofs. It was surrounded by many trees and gave a woodsy feel.

"Nice place." Nikolai said as we walked to the door which opened to the hallway meeting the living room. It really was. It was a mixture of modern, classic and woodsy interior which surprisingly mixed well.

"Thanks." Max smiled, looking truly proud.

Nat gave me a mischievous grin before he ran and jumped on Max's back, her arms around his neck and legs around his waist.

"I choose an obnoxious monkey." Nat giggled in his ears.

He put his arms immediately came around her legs to support her. "I'll be your?daddy?monkey then." Max chuckled and carried her inside.

I laughed at their antics. I was happy for Nat. She looked happier than ever and Max was good for her.

"Save the foreplay from the bedroom, Max." Nik rolled his eyes at them.

"Oh, if you saw the foreplay, you'd?know."?Nat winked at him, making everyone else except him laugh.

"Why do I even try?" Nik grumbled and grabbed my hand, dragging me inside.

On cue, their laugh rang louder.

Nat pressed a yellow and a red button as soon as she got off in the main living room.

"I'm hungry." She explained.

Two girls came in the living room. "Serve dinner for four." Nat instructed them.

"Three." Max corrected her.

They bowed and left quickly after that.

"Come, I'll show you to your room." Nat offered.

"Yes, thank you." I smiled.

"Are you okay?"?Nik mind-linked me.

"Yes."?I replied softly. I knew he was referring to the revelations in the office. And I understood where he was coming from. As much as it pained me, I was selfish to want to spend eternity with him, even if it meant we wouldn't have children.

"So this is your room." Nat opened the door and motioned us inside. "The bathroom is through that door," she pointed at the door the left, "and I'll have have fresh towels and everything sent to you in some time. Get fresh, and meet us downstairs for dinner?"

"Yes, of course. Thank you." I smiled at her.

"Anytime." She smiled back and left, closing the door behind her.

"Are you really okay? Talk to me, Ava." Nik asked.

"I'm upset but I understand. I wanted to have your pup and give you the joy of being a father. But I understand why you said no. And selfishly, I want to spend all the time I can with you. I don't want to die. I haven't spent nearly enough time with you." I placed my palm on his beating chest.

He was alive and well. We both our. Thats all we need. Each other. No one and nothing else.

Her circled his arms around my waist. "I love you. And you are amazing. Have I told you that?" He asked.

"I love you too. And I'm not sure if I remember properly." I smiled, looking up at him.

"Then I'll just have to tell you again and again." He kissed my lips.

"That sounds like a nice idea but we should go down, they must be waiting for us." I said against his lips.

Nik only smiled and opened the door behind me.

We walked out to see Nat and Max step out of a room. We followed them to the dining room and saw that everything was already placed.

We sat on the table and them Max motioned one of his slaves to serve us.

"How is everything in the pack?" Max asked Nik.

"Its going fine. There are a couple of minor things. But nothing I can't handle." He replied.

"Thats, good. I'm happy for you, brother." Max smiled at him in return.

Max pointed his finger on the floor besides him and looked at one of his slave. She immediately came forward and extended her hand. He grabbed it before biting it her wrist and started drinking her blood.

I could sense that the girl was in pain but as a perfect slave, she remained quiet and still. I wanted to say something. Do something to help her. If she just cut her hand and squeezed the blood out into a cup, it wouldn't hurt as much.

"You will not do anything, Ava. Max has been hospitable enough to invite is into his home. I told you how things work in this world. Just ignore it if you don't like it."?Nik mind linked me.

I pressed my lips together and did as he said. He was right, as always.

"Also, Avalyn killed Vasilik. She is the Queen of Mozog now." Nik said conversationally.

"Killed the centuries old fucker? I'd love to hear what happened." Max looked at me.

"When I first discovered my magic, we didn't know what it was. So Vladimir called Rhazien, a friend of his who he thought could help us. So after a couple of days when Nik was away, Vasilik came, demanding to know why Rhazien had visited us. When he didn't get the answers he wanted, he did something mentally—"

"Tried to fry our brains. Literally." Nik added.

"But for some reason, it didn't work on me. He had brought his men who tried to capture me but I killed them. By this time, Nik came back and Vasilik got him under his control too. He was about to kill Nik." It still pissed me off. "It made me very angry and then I used my powers and killed him." I continued, trying my best to ignore the girl in pain.

"Your powers must be really strong to kill such an old vampire. A king at that." He looked amazed.

"All I knew is that I rather die myself than let anything happen to Nik." I replied and looked at Nik. When I saw him in pain, that was all it took for me to loose it.

"No one's dying. Especially not you." Nik growled.

away the kingdom to Vladimir. He is the rightful heir. And

muttered. "But its good. He will finally get the stick out of his ass." And then he looked at me. "Are you going to

Huh?

ruler. And since you already are half- Fae, Vasilik's powers, which are mind powers, compliment your mind powers. Shifting of powers can be very painful, especially if you aren't physically and

It made sense.

Nik didn't tell

wait too long. And then it slipped my mind later on with everything going

have a baby." Nik grinned, lighting up at the thought of having a niece or a nephew. That baby was going to be spoilt

didn't look surprised which meant Sofiya had already given her the

in a couple of days. I'd ask you to join us but it would be better for people not

at me widely. We would finally get some

them lent us some clothes

Nat dragged me

how did you meed Max? Tell me everything!" I asked her, excited

was kidnapped and Max ended up

had told me that." I

childhood. Nikolai and him were the ones who saved me, as I told you. And I had spent an entire year crushing on him before...

Is that why

the past. Now the

always show him who's the boss." I joked, trying

at that.

half- smiled. Nat wasn't a submissive. She was the one who liked to do her own thing. I can only imagine what she

still have his panties in a

like he has?my?panties in a

knew something is up. Spill, girl." She poked my

has?my?panties in a notch."

to that grumpy ass?" She asked like it was the most impossible thing in

choices. But because I gave him ultimate control, he turned me into a better and stronger person. Now I do it because I want to. I like

doing whatever you want? Or to sometimes even hit him across his head if he is being

this about me or you and Max?" I

Max." She

make sure to say it right so she

and always do better in life. And I can tell you with personal experience that punishments may be physical but they are mentally more eye opening. He also has more knowledge

try thinking like that from now.

this." She was doing all of this for me. The least I could do was help

then her

eyes widened and she moved out of the way before

at her and ran

antics to see Nik who was already besides me and then he threw me

told on to Nik's waist so he wouldn't throw me in the

to release my hold and

before coming up and gasping, "I can't swim." And then went underwater again and came up, "help!" She yelled. I knew for a

decade ago, if you remember. Your trick won't work on me." Max grinned at her mischievously and

and stopped her acting, swimming normally now. Nik and I burst into laughter at

get back at you for this!" She

a punishment, princess." Max said without

dick!" She pointed

I gasped.

begging for it." Max smirked and paused for Nik

"You—you!" Nat turned red.

your vocabulary too. You have to learn five new insults each

should get out, its cold." I said, hoisting myself out

dick." She mumbled under her breath as

at you!" Nat said pointing her finger at Max

said with dry

a sleepover." I giggled and Nat's response. She knew

"Fuck no." He growled.

getting back at you." She replied and pulled me upstairs with her

your back, Max."

never let

Avalyn

having us over." I smiled at Max and Nat. We had a quick breakfast after we woke up and now we were on our

also wanted to

the envelope to

this?" Nik asked, taking it

said to give to you when you meet your mate." Max replied, his tone

in a

give it to you? Why not

made me promise that I'd give it to you. And that I'll always protect you." There was nothing but love in Max's eyes for Nik. I bit my lip. At least there was someone to truly

Nik hugged

afterwards, surprising me."I'm technically

had already told

roads. Mary is my grandmother. Not really but still. Grandmother. I have a

knew my mother the best. After papa, of course. But she knew my mother

more. What if she hated me? I am the reason

lap as he drove with his other hand. "What's going through your mind,

Mary." I whispered and squeezed his hand,

impossible not to fall in love with you, Ava." He

so. I really

the car

promise she will like me?" I

trailed his hand through my hair and put a lock behind my

doorbell

door opened in a minute.

in any form. You can leave." She went to shut the door in his face but Nik

want to

out from behind him and took my place

they watered. "Valerie." She whispered and pulled me into a bone

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