Leaning closer, Marcus cupped her chin. Let me make one thing very clear, he rumbled. As far as I’m concerned, you’re mine. I marked you and I staked a claim on you, and I wouldn’t do either of those things lightly. If you do come across your mate and recognize him, you’d better hope to God for his sake that he’s stronger than me, sweetheart, or he’s dead. I’ll kill him before I let him take you. She gaped again. Sorry you asked?
Balling my hands, I sucked in lungfuls of air. Frustration and fear sat in equal measures on my thoughts. The storm had passed, the sun had risen, and still, no one had come to investigate.The fact that no one had appeared to rubberneck or call authorities gave me all the answers I needed.
This wasn’t an island with resorts and humans. This was an island that could very quickly become my grave if I didn’t get to my feet.All my life, I’d been so confident, acting immortal in my younger years. I’d been arrogant with no thought to the consequences. After what happened with my mum, I’d learned a hard lesson: I was nothing.This simple task of climbing to my feet taught me another lesson. I was useless. Completely utterly useless.
I punched the ground, adding bruised knuckles to my list of injuries.A crash in the bushes wrenched my head up.
The thought of company (even if they turned out to be cannibals) was a damn sight better than being on my own.
The noise came again, followed by the most beautiful sound in the world.I stopped breathing as he reached for his fly. My heart became a skipping stone as he unbuttoned and unzipped, loosening the denim to slide halfway down his hips. Black boxer-briefs and the delicious swell of a well-endowed male.
Instead of smirking at the fact I’d been caught staring, he grimaced and glanced away. The pain he endured shone on his face while his breathing laboured.From the safety of the water, I knew what would happen. I also knew I wouldn’t refuse even though it would cost me more than I had.
He couldn’t get his jeans farther down his legs without help.I shivered. Don’t ask me. Don’t ask me to help.