February 11, 2017 by Valerie Ullmer
My Sexy Saturday Week 176 #MySexySaturday
Welcome to My Sexy Saturday! This is where writers post 7 paragraphs, 7 sentences, or 7 words from their WIP or Published Books. This week’s theme is My Sexy Wild.
Immortals have been a part of Seth’s world since he barged into Kai’s life at the age of twelve. And having a group of shifter and vampire assassins he considered family, he thought that he’d seen it all and that nothing would surprise him. But the one night he met Aubrey changed his world, and he’d never been so happy to be wrong.
Aubrey was used to seclusion, even before she had been turned into a vampire. She’d never dreamed of a life outside her tiny little world, but that was until she met Seth. Before she could understand her reactions, she ran from him. But she couldn’t stay away. The more she gets to know him, the stronger the connection between them solidifies.
When Seth tells Aubrey that he is her mate, will she take a chance and keep him forever?
Copyright © 2017 Valerie Ullmer
“I don’t know how many days passed, but I woke up in the same spot on the living room floor and I could sense everything. When I stood, my mother was sitting on the couch, cuddling with another guy, laughing when she looked at the blood on my clothes and face. I felt the thirst, but for a reason I couldn’t fathom, I didn’t want to hurt her. I went to my room and packed a bag with everything I had and walked to the front door. She didn’t say anything as I left and I didn’t care.”
Seth couldn’t believe that her mother didn’t give a shit about her only daughter. The callousness of it struck him, and the situation with his own parents seemed insignificant compared to what Aubrey had been through. He held her tighter against him and breathed her in as she burrowed her face against his neck.
“I couldn’t bring myself to feed off anyone after remembering the pain of his bite, so I found myself outside the hospital, debating with myself whether I could go inside and steal a couple of bags of blood. That’s when Cole found me.”
He absorbed the vibration as she giggled at the memory. Having her wrapped in his arms, on his lap, seemed as natural as breathing. Aubrey was his, and he would do whatever he had to to keep her close.
“I had forgotten that I hadn’t cleaned myself before I left the house, so I had blood on my face and clothes. My hair was matted with it, and I’m sure that I looked wild, but he didn’t hesitate to approach me. Of course, he was an emergency room physician and was used to blood. His hands were so warm as he checked me for injuries, and since he had come close to me without any hesitation, I found myself leaning toward him. I was thirsty and he smelled appealing, but when I realized where my thoughts had led me, I made myself step away from him. It was the first kind gesture I received from someone and I didn’t want to hurt him.
“When he couldn’t find any injuries, he asked me why I stood outside a hospital. I had no idea why, but I told him everything and watched as the look of horror morphed his kind face. At first, I thought I disgusted him, but when he pulled me into a hug, I knew it was my story that horrified him, not me. He led me to his car and sat me in the passenger seat, asking me to wait fifteen minutes for him. He wouldn’t leave until he was sure that I wouldn’t bolt, and then he locked me in the car and ran into the hospital. He came out with two bags of warm blood and drove me to his house, where he gave me a guest bedroom until I got a job and could afford to live on my own. Cole has kept me fed ever since.”
The respect Seth had for Cole had grown exponentially in the matter of minutes. The man walked into danger when he confronted Aubrey, and yet he did so because he thought she was hurt. And knowing that Cole could’ve left her in the parking lot after he’d fed her, but didn’t, made Seth feel small for his earlier reaction. He would have to thank the doc later.