Page 128 of Court of Nightmares

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“Always,” I reply without hesitation, my voice hoarse.

“No matter what, it’s you and me, Thea. Even death couldn’t break that, and nothing else will. Yes, our lives are changing, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be in each other’s. It just means there is more to tell each other about. We’re not kids anymore, Thea.” I laugh then, and he grins, flashing his fangs. “As much as I wish I could go back to the days when we would burrow under the duvet and gossip about who we like, we have to grow up, and you, Thea? You have grown up into a magnificent person, into a leader, a queen, and I’m honoured to be part of that life. Do not worry about me being in your life, Thea, or the other way around. There is no life without you. We are family and always have been. Just like they were destined to be yours, I was destined to be your brother.”

Tears spill down my cheeks, matching his own.

“I love you. You’re right,” I tell him. “There will always be a place in my life for you. I can’t wait to be part of yours.”

“Me too,” he murmurs and brushes my tears away, making me grin. “Now, how about for old times’ sake, we gossip? Tell me about your mates’ cocks. I’m betting they are big, right?” He wiggles his eyebrows, making me tumble back with a giggle. “I knew it!” he shouts, bouncing around to lie next to me. “Who’s the biggest?”

Me, obviously, Conall says in my head.

No, duh, I am, Reve adds.

Shut up, all of you. She is trying to have some time with her brother. Leave her alone, Lycus snaps, and then softly adds,but I definitely have the biggest penis. You can tell him that, and that I keep you very, very satisfied.

Laughing, I block them all out, and Simon watches me with a confused frown. “They are talking about cocks in my head,” I share, and he grins.

“Feel free to invite them to come here and argue about that. We could even do a show and tell.” He flutters his hand across his face dramatically. “They are all so hot, but you know I like the big brutes.”

“I know. Remember that meathead you dated from Vermillion Court?”

Simon gags as I cackle and roll over.

“He was so dumb.”

“He had a huge cock, Althea. I am only a man, after all, so I’m weak,” he whines. “And what about the cocky little fuck you dated? What was his name? Chad?”

“Chief.” I cough with a cringe. “If I gagged him, it was good. He was so pretty, Simon.” I turn my head, and we both burst into laughter.

“You better be talking about me,” Nathair says, and we lift our heads to see him in the doorway.

“Nope. One of Thea’s exes. Jealous?” Simon grins.

“Very,” he murmurs, looking at me possessively. “Do I need to track this . . . Chief down,draya?”

“Maybe. He sure was pretty,” I tease.

Pushing from the door, Nathair prowls closer and doesn’t stop until his fists press into the bedding next to my hips, and he leans over me. “Just remember I’m prettier, and I will also cut out the heart of anyone who so much as looks at you, my queen. Unless you want him dead, maybe forget about him, but just to make sure, you can ride my pretty face later until you do.”

“Gods damn.” Simon groans next to me. “I’m sorry, but that’s so hot, I have a boner. I need to go find my mate and make him all growly and jealous.” Simon slides from the bed. “No fucking on my sheets, you heathen!” he calls as he jogs out of the door, and Nathair and I share a knowing grin.

“I’ll buy him new ones. Fuck, I’ll buy him a whole new fucking bed since I’m going to break it,” Nathair promises. “Now, what were you saying about this other man, Althea?”

“You.” I grin. “And Chief, he had these lips—”

His mouth slams onto mine, and my giggle turns into a moan as he dominates my mouth. His tongue lashes mine, licking at my fangs before he pulls back, leaving me groaning beneath him.

“What were you saying?” he murmurs, his eyes bright with mirth.

“Erm, lips, he had good lips—”

My head is turned, so he sinks his fangs into my neck. A scream escapes my throat as he pulls back, dripping blood over me as it dribbles down his chin.

“And these hands—”

“Thea,” he warns as he growls. “I might be the oldest one here, but when it comes to you, I am anything but calm. If you keep winding me up, you’ll find out just what I’m capable of when I need to reclaim my bratty mate.”

“Then show me.” I smile as I stroke his shoulders and back. “As I was saying, his hands—”

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