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The Lovers’ Offence (Omegas’ Destined Alpha 5)

An Omegaverse Mates World Story


Copyright © 2018 ROSA SWANN

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Blurb

Three mates. One set of parents set on breaking them apart. And one interview nobody is going to forget any time soon.

Nathan

The day started off so well, I went to see a house I was interested in and even put an offer on it. I just want a place where we can be together as a family, somewhere we can be safe.

So I didn’t expect it to end sitting in a chair, on a stage, about to be interviewed on live TV…

Zeke

After a couple of days of quiet, my mom reached out to me again, demanding I go with them or they’ll ruin my friends and family.

I can’t let that happen. I really can’t. But, sitting in these bright lights, I’m not so sure this is the right way to go about that…

Wes

There is no way I’m going to let anyone hurt my family, no way. But I’m also not going to allow anyone use my crappy past to vindicate their actions.

The best defence is an offence, right?


1. Zeke

Five days of being locked up inside the house and no way to really know what’s going on or what to do was too much for me. So, instead of letting me go back to the normal cafe that I work at, Clay has allowed me to work at one of the cafes that I haven’t worked at before. At least that’s some measure of safety... I guess. It doesn’t help that Clay will be babysitting me all day while I work here... But again, that’s the price of being protected, that’s the price I’m going to have to pay for really wanting to get out of the house and not being locked inside.

Nathan pushes open the door of the cafe and looks up, smiling at me.

My heart flutters and I quickly go over to him. “You’re not supposed to come here.”

“I’m just here for a moment. Don’t worry, I’ll leave soon.” He steps close, running his fingers over my hand. “I had to show you something before I went to work.”

“What is it?” He looks a little more serious now, though he’s still smiling.

“I put an offer on a house.”

“You did, what?” I stare at Nathan, not sure I heard him right.

“I put an offer on a house.” He keeps my gaze, no doubt in his eyes.

“Why?” I shake my head. This is so not a conversation to have in the middle of the cafe, definitely not.

“I’m not leaving this place. Seemed like a good next step.” He shrugs.

I sigh, closing my eyes. “Come here.” I grab his arm and he takes his bag with him as he lets me drag him off to the back of the cafe and into one of the empty workshop rooms. I close the door, turning to him. “Why?”

“Why not?”

“Eh. Many reasons.” I lean against the door. “For one, why would you? Why here? Why now...?” Why would he do this when we don’t even know what’s going to happen with me?

He doesn’t seem impressed. “Another?” He sits down on one of the chairs, his bag in front of him, his hand on the bag.

“Why would you buy a house? You’ve got your apartment. Isn’t that enough?” I cross my arms in front of my chest, trying to keep the feelings inside.

“Not if I want to live together with my family.” He’s so calm. How can he be so calm? It’s getting annoying, really annoying.

“I don’t get it.” I sit down on the opposite side of the table. “With everything... You just...” I shake my head.

Nathan opens his bag and pulls out a folder. It’s a realtor’s folder. He puts it in front of me, closed, as he puts his bag back on the floor. Then he just looks at me, his eyes steady.

“You want me to look at it?”

He nods. “Take a look.”

My heart beats loudly as I carefully open the folder. The first page is a page with all sorts of text and details about whatever stuff, but in the middle is a picture looking out over water and a row of houses on the other side. They’re really colourful and it looks so cheerful. “Which one?”

“The grey one with the glass room on top, like a lighthouse.” He points it out in the picture.

“It looks nice.” I’m impressed. I’ve seen the neighbourhood a couple of times, it’s on the edge of the city. But I never really considered that I’d ever see one of the houses up close. I swallow hard.

“I thought so too. I took a look around inside this morning and made an offer.”

“Why?” I just can’t understand why he’d make such a big step out of nowhere.

Nathan leans over the table, his hands outstretched. “Because I want us to become a family. All of us.” When I look at him this time, his eyes aren’t so sure, they’re scared. “I don’t want to lose you, or Wes. I don’t want anyone else.”

Fuck. Tears spring to my eyes. I’d promised myself that I wouldn’t do this, wouldn’t let this happen. But I reach up and slide my hands into his, squeezing a little. I don’t have any words to answer him. I can’t promise him anything, he knows that, not now. Definitely not now. “Are you trying to make me feel bad for not even being able to tell you that I’ll stay with you there?”

Nathan shakes his head, his eyes downcast. “No. I want to have something for you to call home. I want you to have a place that’s home, your home. A place where we can all live together.”

“Nathan…”

“No.” Nathan shakes his head. “No, you don’t get to… You don’t get to do that. This is about all of us, this is so we can all live together in one place.”

I just can’t believe it, why would he do something like this. Why would he… Why? “I can’t promise anything.”

“I don’t want you to. There are many things that I could do, many more things that I wish that I could do to help you, but… Right now… This is the best I have. This is the only thing I can provide for you.”

There is a pain in his eyes, a pain that I can’t ignore. “Why do you… Why do you keep doing that?”

“Doing what?”

“You… You keep doing these things that…” I shake my head. How do I explain it to him? How do I explain that… How do I explain that wanting to be with him hurts even more? That him doing these things makes knowing that it could all be taken away from me in a moment so much more painful?

“Zeke… Zeke, look at me.”

I look his way and Nathan’s eyes are… They’re filled with pain too.

“I don’t want to hurt you more. All I want is that no matter what happens, I want there to be a place that’s yours, that’s ours. A place where you can come back to us. A place where you belong. No matter what. I’ll always be there for you.” He reaches out and I grab his hand tightly. I can’t stop the tears anymore, they keep coming, my heart is so filled with emotions it’s almost bursting.

How… How can they both be like this? Both Nathan and Wes, how can they be so sure that… That I’ll return, even if I’m taken away? That I’ll be able to return.

“We’d fall apart if we didn’t do this.” Nathan’s words are only soft but the way he looks at me… “That hope is the only thing keeping us going.”

My breath gets caught in my chest. How did I deserve mates like this?

* * *

My shift at work went pretty well, nothing bad happened and I was able to just work like I normally do, mostly... But as I’m getting back into the apartment and find Wes staring at me as I step inside, my heart just hurts again. They’re both so good, so honest, and now that I’m here, putting them in danger. I really have to do better. A lot better.

My phone starts ringing and Mom’s name pops up on the screen again. I frown, what now? I look around, and step back into the hallway as I connect the call, closing the door behind me. “Yes?”

“Is that any way to greet your mother?”

“It is when I’m really not interested in taking your call but I have to anyway.”

She makes a dismissive sound. “Jonah called, he said that you refused to come with him. And he told me that you actually got yourself mated by someone. I even heard that you were marked.”

Oh, great, they now know... “Hmmm, hmm.” I’m not going to confirm or deny anything right now.

“I thought that you were smarter than that. I thought you knew better than that?”

I don’t give her an answer this time.

“Well, it doesn’t matter anyway. We’ll come with him next time. You can’t break your promise, you can’t just push Jonah away because you think that you have any control over your life. I’d advise you to pack your bags and get ready to leave. Or, better, don’t pack anything, it’s not like you’d have anything suitable to take with you anyway.” Her voice... it’s cold like ice, making me shiver.

I lean against the wall, trying really hard not to let her know how close to crying I am.

“Oh, and if you don’t come with us. We’ll see how well ‘Away from Home’ deals with allegations of mistreatment of Omegas and kidnapping. Don’t even try to call our bluff on that, you know that it’s no use.”


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