“Rey, calm down. The doctor isn’t going to hurt me,” Midnight replied calmly.
“I hate to break this to you, bro, but that isn’t Dr. Henry. The man getting ready to twist you like a pretzel is Mr. Hyde,” Sky stated, trying to get up but couldn’t move.
Midnight tried to lift up, but Hyde pushed him back down and grabbed a small container of bees wax from the table. Getting a large dollop, Hyde began to slather the stuff onto Midnight’s back from the neck to the top of his butt cheeks. His thumbs were curling out with the pressure as Midnight shouted, “What the fuck! Ow! Stop!”
Hyde ignored Midnight's shouting and went down to the top of his butt cheek, touching and saying, “Yes! Yes!”
Midnight turned his head but was too slow to stop Hyde from pushing and Midnight screaming, “Fuck!”
“I’m coming, Nigh! I’m——I’m——Shit, I’m not going anywhere,” Sky snapped.
“I can’t move this stupid blanket either!” Rey rasped.
Hyde took his fingers and slid them up Midnight’s spine, muttering, “Yes! Yes!”
“Stop don——Shit!” Midnight screamed.
Hyde moved his fingers to Midnight’s side, muttering, “Yes! Yes!”
“No! No!” Midnight screamed just as Hyde pushed causing Midnight to scream out once more.
“I’m going to fucking kill him! Leave my brother alone, you asswipe! I swear I’m going to rip your dick off and beat you with it,” Sky shouted as he struggled with the straps that Jekyll had put on him earlier.
Hyde never stopped moving his hands, saying, “Yes. Yes. Oh, Nice.”
“No, it is not nice. No, it——Son of a bitch!” Midnight shouted kicking his foot up, just missing Hyde.
Hyde finally ran his fingers along Midnight’s spine and sides, then stepped back and pulled out a rock. He placed it in the water. The sound of the sizzle brought shivers to the brothers. When he pulled it out seconds later, Midnight started screaming, “No! Don’t you fucking dare! I mean it, you Neanderthal. Don—Fuck! Fuck! Shit! Fuck!”
“Back the hell off, Hyde. I swear I’m going to do one of two things when I get off this table. Chew bubble gum or beat the shit out of you, and I am fresh out of gum,” Sky snarled.
Midnight hissed as Hyde placed another stone, saying, “It’s okay, Sky. Just hotter than I expected.”
Hyde finished placing the rocks along Midnight’s spine then turned to Rey.
“Wh——Why is he looking at me like that?” Rey asked nervously.
“Maybe he’s got gas,” Sky answered.
Rey turned towards Sky snapping, “Seriously? The man is looking like a serial killer has found his next victim and you’re making flatulating jokes?”
“He didn’t kill, Nigh. Besides, that joke was funny,” Sky answered back.
“Don’t forget when he’s done with me, he’s coming for you,” Rey replied, then yelped when the blanket was removed, and Hyde twisted his foot sideways then bent his leg to the side and pushed down. The sounds of bones popping were enough to make a person sick. “Son of a——Oh crap!”
“Seriously Rey, you can cuss and no one will hold it against you,” Sky stated.
Rey wasn’t able to speak when the man lifted and bent his leg to the side, popping bones this way and that. Hyde then flipped Rey over, causing him to let out a very unmanly squeal as he pulled Rey’s arms back and had him where his upper body was off the bed. Rey grunted and Sky gasped, “He’s turning purple!”
Rey grunted when Hyde dropped his hold and Rey landed face first into the donut hole for his head.
Sky’s eyes widened in shock and Rey was seriously unnerved by his brother’s look of horror. Sky hissed, “Whatever you do, Rey, don’t fucking move.”
“What? What’s going on?” Rey gasped.
“Very large needles,” Sky replied in a loud harsh whisper.
Rey gasped, “Needles? What needles?”
“Holy shit! You don’t feel that?” Sky gasped
Midnight quickly said, “Dude, you look like a porcupine gone wrong.”
“What the hell are you two talking about? What is he doing to me?” Rey shouted.
“That’s the way. There you go, Rey. At times like these some good cussing helps,” Sky stated with a firm nod.
Rey growled then turned to his annoying as hell brother, “I swear Sky, if we get out of this alive, I’m putting Flexeril in your next meal. Let’s see you get a hard on after that!”
“Damn, bro, you don’t have to threaten the prize jewels of Haven. I’m just saying that you’re always so prim and proper, it has to feel good to let go every now and then,” Sky stated with a pout.
Rey rolled his eyes, “Sky, if I want to let go, I’ll pass gas. I don’t swear because my foster mother taught me better.”
Snorting, Sky replied, “I thought this wasn’t the time for fart jokes? Hey Hyde, why don’t you stick some of those pins in Rey’s dick so he can look like the San Pedro Cactus.”
“Sky! Be nice,” Midnight hissed.
“He just threatened to make me limp dicked and you’re telling me to me nice?” Sky asked in astonishment.
“Both of you be nice, damn it. We are relaxing here,” Midnight snapped.
Hyde growled, “Stay.”
“I’m a red panda, not a dog,” Rey snapped back without thinking.
Hyde let out a loud growl once more and Rey quickly said, “I won’t move a bloody inch.”
“Okay if that was cussing, you need more practice, because dude, we are not in England,” Sky said with a snicker.
Hyde walked up to Sky, rubbing his hands and saying, “Oh yes.”
“Oh shit! He’s started that again. Sky. Shift and run! Shift and run!” Midnight shouted.
Sky did his best to look into Hyde’s eyes and couldn’t move. It was like a spell was being cast and he couldn’t remember what he was supposed to do. This must be what scared motionless was, because Sky couldn’t move. Sky just wished that Hyde was in the same state of mind. However, the man walked to the table next to Sky’s bed and took the gun, removing the plastic cups one by one.
Sky was ready to give out a sigh of relief that he was done, but then Hyde grabbed that wrapped thing Sky had seen when he first brought the table bedside.
Stepping back so Sky could see what he was doing, Hyde gave an eerie smile as he unwrapped a scalpel that seemed to sparkle and shine in the mad man’s hand.
“Dude, what the fuck are you thinking you are going to do with that?” Sky asked with a catch in his throat.
Rey struggled to get up, but Midnight yelled, “No, Rey! The Needles!”
“Midnight, don’t let him kill me. I’m not ready for death,” Sky practically sobbed.
“Sky, just relax. I’ve watched this on You Tube and all he’s going to do is scrape the circles and then reapply the cups. It’s wet cupping,” Midnight explained.
“Yeah, well I have wet pants. I don’t want to——what the hell are you doing?” Sky shouted.
Midnight quickly yelled, “Don’t move, Sky! Just let the man do the treatment.”
Hyde rapidly scraped at each marking on Sky’s back and then quickly replaced the cups, in order to catch the blood.
“Rey, when we get home, can I get some of that Flexeril?” Sky hissed through his gritted teeth.
Hyde stepped away and walked back into the office. When he stepped out, he was wearing the blue coat once again. Sky shouted, “Doc! What the fuck? Why would you let Hyde get to us like that?”
“Relax, Sky. Hyde can be scary, but he does know what he’s doing. He may seem a little off putting, but he is very good at his job. Please don’t shut us down because you are fearful of my beast within,” Dr. Henry pleaded.
“Shut you down?” Midnight asked in confusion.
Dr, Henry approached Midnight and picked up one of the heated stones, using it to massage the muscles around that area and placing it into a container of soapy water, while he spoke, “That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? You are here inspecting our resort to determine if we are allowed to stay or go.”
“Who the hell told you that?” Sky asked in surprise.
Rey gasped, “What?”
“Well, that’s what another guest said last week. Jonathan Copper came to the resort. Hawley was making his rounds when he overheard Mr. Copper telling another man that you three were making the rounds around Haven. He said you were shutting things down and forcing people to move,” Dr. Henry explained as he placed his hand under Midnight’s shoulder and helped the man sit up.
Midnight looked at the doctor, saying, “I don’t know who this Jonathan guy is, but he’s right. We have been making the rounds on Haven, but we are not doing it to shut down businesses or kick out the people living here.”
Dr. Henry went to Rey and slowly removed one needle after the other. He then took some healing oil and ran it over Rey’s back, “When Hawley told Larry what he had heard, Mummy said he had just taken reservations from Mr. Michaels for you and your brothers. When you are the Atari of gaming systems, what else is there to think? You are here to make us leave.”
“Gods, Henry, you have a big mouth,” a voice said from the corner of the room.
Rey yelped as Midnight jumped and Sky shouted, “What the fuck?”
Seconds later, a white robe hanging in thin air floated into the room, “Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.”
“Did anyone ever tell you it’s rude to eavesdrop?” Rey asked.
The coat arm tossed around on the side, as the man said, “Every day.”
“I don’t know what freaks me out more, the fact that there is a floating fucking robe talking to me or the fact that it isn’t tied,” Sky muttered.
“Sky, this is serious, stop making jokes,” Midnight admonished.
“Who’s joking? He could be naked under there and we wouldn’t have a clue,” Sky replied.
The door to the spa area opened and Larry walked in, quickly closing the door. “Damn it, Jekyll! I told you I was dealing with this.”
“Well I’m sorry, Larry, but Hyde came out and I was afraid I screwed things up for us. It just slipped out,” Henry stated in shame.
Sky snapped, “Can someone please get this shit off me? I would like to sit up for this conversation. My snark is much funnier without plastic cups sucking my back.”
“Your snark is rarely funny, Sky. But, I have to admit it would be much better on my stomach to not have to see you with all that blood coming out of you,” Midnight replied with a grimace.
“Son of a——Get this shit off me!” Sky snarled.
Dr, Henry quickly made his way to Sky, “I’m so sorry. Just stay still and I will make this quick.”
Rey and Midnight were looking at what the good doctor was doing, and Sky could see Midnight gulp as Rey turned a light shade of green, muttering, “I will never eat pudding again.”
“That’s the toxins that were in his system They turn to a gel because it’s been stagnant in his muscles for too long and it clots easily,” Dr. Henry explained.
“That is just fucking nasty,” Midnight said gagging and running into the bathroom.
When the last cup was removed, Dr. Henry cleaned off Sky’s back and rubbed another type of oil on him, before finally helping him sit up.
“Sirs, you can’t go in there!” someone shouted.
The sound of Hardy snarling, “If you don’t move out of our way and let us get to our mates, I’m going to set your bandages on fire.”
“Oh my Gods, I smell blood!” Winter shouted.
“So do I!” Law snarled.
The door burst open and Law, Shaw, Winter, Dustin, Hardy, and Emry rushed inside. Emry’s teeth were elongated, as he snarled, “Why do I smell my mate’s blood?”
“It’s alright, baby,” Sky said with his arms open wide.
Emry and Hardy rushed to their mate and took him into their arms as Winder and Dustin rushed to Rey.
Law and Shaw looked around the room, when Larry pointed to the bathroom, saying, “He’s in there.”
Seconds later, Midnight made his way out of the bathroom and Law and Shaw were all over him. Midnight asked, “What are you guys doing here? We didn’t expect you until the morning.”
Law pulled back, asking in astonishment, “Seriously? We got disconnected and when I couldn’t reach you or the resort, we jumped on the jet until we were forced to land and John Phillips was nice enough to loan us his ATV to get up here.”
“We did have to walk the last five miles,” Emry stated.
“You walked five miles in a blizzard to get to us?” Rey asked in shock.
“Sweet baby, we would crawl if we had to, to make sure you are safe,” Winter quickly replied.
“But you had no idea what you were walking into. I should kick your asses for putting yourselves in danger. However, since I know my brother’s and I would have done the same, and I’m happy as hell to have my mates in my arms, I will let your indiscretion go,” Sky stated kissing Hardy and then Emry.
“We didn’t come alone. We were hoping that they had room for a few of our guards,” Shaw stated, not letting Midnight go.
Sky scoffed, “Dude, we are the only ones here. They have room enough for half of Haven.”
Hardy turned to Larry and the others, “When I made these reservations, linen man out there said we were lucky because the only room you had left was the Presidential Suite.”
“Name calling? Sky’s really rubbing off on you, Hardy,” Rey said with a laugh.
Sky raised a brow, “I rub off on Hardy every chance I get.”
Law let out a deep breath, then turned to Larry and used that alpha voice he only ever seemed to use when he was pissed, “Why are our mates the only ones here?”
Larry cleared his throat, whispering, “We canceled everyone’s reservations but yours.”
“What the fuck is going on?” Law snarled.
Midnight placed a calming hand on his mate’s chest, saying, “Calm down, sweetie. We were just going to talk about what’s been going on here when you guys showed up. How about letting my brothers and I get dressed?” Turning to Larry, Midnight then said, “Then we can all go to the dining room for some lunch and we can all talk.”
“And we mean everyone. Mummy man, Freik——Adam, Elvira, and whoever else you have working here,” Sky stated firmly.
Larry gave a sharp nod, then turned and walked out of the room with all but Dr. Henry following him.
Sky jumped off the table. Hardy gasped, his eyes went wide, “What the fuck happened to your back?”
Looking at Sky’s back, Emry snapped, “What the fuck?”
Sky turned left then right trying to look at his back. Realizing he wasn’t going to get far this way, Sky rushed to the full-length mirror in the back of the room. Turning and twisting, Sky’s jaw dropped as he turned to Dr. Henry, “What the fuck did you do to me?”
“It’s only temporary, Sky. It’s from the suction of the cupping,” Dr. Henry said in defense.
Sky shouted. “I look like a hoover wand went crazy! Like an elephant shifter let loose with his trunk and gave me hickeys all over my back! I——”
“It will go away,” Dr. Henry insisted.
“Sky, calm down and get dressed so we can go,” Midnight said stepping into the dressing room with his clothes.
Sky opened his mouth, closed it and then opened it again, “Calm down! Calm down? You’re not the one walking around like a strip of Candy Buttons! I just got a new outfit and I can’t wear it now, because it’s backless!”
“Oh wow, really?” Emry practically purred. Hell, if Sky didn’t know his mate was a dingo shifter he would have thought he was puma or something.
Sky pushed out his bottom lip, looking through watery eyes at Hardy and Emry, saying, “I’m ugly.”
Hardy gasped, “You are not ugly! And when we have all this shit figured out, we’ll go back to our suite and Emry and I can show you just how sexy you are.”
Sky smiled, going into the dressing room, “Well then let’s get this talk over with.”
Once he was changed and ready, they all went to the dining area. Sky was surprised to see all the people in the room.
Midnight whispered, “How did we not see these people here?”
“Because they were all ordered to stay in their quarters until you left,” Larry said, walking up behind them.
“I don’t understand any of this. All because of a rumor?” Rey asked in amazement.
“Johnathan Copper is a regular here and he did not smell of a lie,” Larry explained.
Shaw looked at Law, “Isn’t that the guy that told us to go fuck ourselves when we tried to warn him about Eos?”
“What does Eos have to do with you wanting us gone?” Hawley asked.
Midnight practically growled, “We do not want you gone.”
“Then why are you here now? Why did your mate request a meeting with us tomorrow? Why——
“Enough!” Sighing heavily, Law said, “Let’s go and have that talk.”
“Damn! If Nigh is anything like me, he is wanting to jump your bones and chew you up. I know that’s what I want to do to my mates when they sound like that,” Sky said wiggling his brows.
“Sky!” Both Hardy and Emry growled.
Sky rubbed up against his mates, “Yep, just like that.”
Rolling his eyes, Law said, “Let’s go.”
Going into the dining room, Law and the others went to the dance floor. A stand with a microphone was there and Law went to walk up to it.
Midnight grasped his mate’s arm, “Sweetie, I think Sky, Rey, and I might be better for this. Your alpha voice might scare them more than calm them.”
Law raised a brow, and Sky snorted, “Midnight is right. You will give them tingles all over and not the kind you give to Midnight and Shaw.”
“Fine, but if I see the need, I’m going to step in,” Law warned.
“Agreed,” Midnight replied, kissing his mate.
Walking up to the mic, Midnight spoke, “I understand that you all think we are here to make you leave. Myself, my brothers, and our mates are here to tell you that is just not true.”
“Why would you not ask us to leave if you are doing this to others that are actually shifters?” a man yelled out.
“We are asking people to leave, but not because we are kicking them out. We’re offering them safety closer to Haven Ranch. Eos is out there, and she’s hurting people. We’re warning everyone and offering to relocate them closer to us, if that is what they would like to do,” Midnight explained.
“You will never make us leave!”
“This is our home!”
Sky tossed his hands in the air shouting, “For the love of the Gods, can’t we get just one fucking day with no drama?”
“Sky!” Midnight hissed.
Shaking his head, Sky wiggled his finger at his brother, “Don’t you dare Sky me! No!” Turning to the crowd, Sky asked, “Do you people have any idea what we have been through since turning eighteen? I mean, come the fuck on! First the clock strikes twelve in the morning and the lady that raised us turns on the lights and says get the fuck out.”
“What a bitch!” Doc Henry says from behind him. However, Sky just keeps on going, “Then Nigh and I are met by some guy that says we need to go with him, so we go.”
“Damn dude, don’t you know not to get in a car with a stranger?” Someone asked from the front of the room.
Sky flipped his hand in the air, saying, “I know, right? I told Nigh, you never go to the second location, that’s how you die, but did the asshole listen? No, because he had a gut feeling. Well, I guess since I met my mates and all that it’s good we listened to his gut, but still, since then, we have been put in charge of the only known refuge for paranormals and shifters and have no fucking clue what we are doing, so we fly by the seat of our pants ninety percent of the time, we’ve been shot at, attacked in our own home, gotten married,——Hell, I was even sent off to the tip of the highest fucking mountain, in the middle of winter, because I pissed off Selene.”
“The Goddess Selene?” Another person asked in awe.
Nodding Sky replied, “The one and only.”
Sky sighed, saying, “Our mates could tell we were losing it and they got together to find a place we could go to just lay back, chill out, get a nice massage, maybe get our hair and nails done——you know, get a weekend of some real rest. However, as with anything else, we don’t have a lot of time. Eos is out there, and she’s pissed off. She could come this way, and if she does, we can’t just pop in and help out. We want to help everyone. So, all we’re saying is, if you want to move close to the ranch, you're welcome to do so. If not, Law and the others are going to sit back, talk with you and maybe come up with a way you can stay safe until we can get to you.”
“You honestly didn’t come here to kick us out of Haven?” Someone asked from the crowd.
Shaking his head, Sky replied, “No. Honestly, my brothers and I are still learning what all our father was up to when he created Haven Refuge. We discovered two different groups called Bashkuara, on Sovereignty Island.”
Everyone gasped, and fear filled their eyes.
Rey pursed his lips. “Let me tell you all, they are not contagious. They were cursed and Damu regrets his part in it all.”
“You know Damu?” Dr. Henry gasped.
Nodding, Rey replied, “He’s actually pretty close to Sky, but yes he is in our circle of friends.”
“And you all found your mates?” The Mummy asked.
Nodding Rey replied, “Yes, and more and more are finding them now. It’s like we were told it would be. Heck, with all the people coming and going from here, you guys will probably start finding yours in no time at all.”
Some of the people laughed, some seemed to tear up. Rey looked at his brothers in confusion and Sky could only shrug. Rey finally looked at Larry, “What’s so funny?”
“We don’t get mates,” Larry replied.
Rey gasped, “Of course, you do.”
Shaking his head, Larry replied, “No, we don’t. We are not like shifters like I’ve said before, we are like the Atari in the gaming world.”
Midnight held up his hand, “Stop right there! Just because you are older——"
Howley interrupted Midnight, “We are not just old, we are out-dated.”
Rey looked around the room, pulled the mic off the stand, saying, “You are paranormals. That means you get mates just like anyone else. I promise you, it will happen. And after our weekend is through, Midnight will get on the news page he created and let everyone on Haven know about this place. You already have a kick ass reputation, but we will make sure that everyone knows how wonderful you all are.”
“You will?” Adam asked with a sniffle.
Rey went to the giant green monster, took his hand, and softly replied, “Absolutely.”
“Maybe if this storm clears, you guys can show us around and we can all get to know each other. I would love to see the view from our room,” Midnight said with a smile.
“Oh shit! The storm! Mummy, go tell Kong he can stop blowing on the mountain, and don’t forget his flavored icicle,” Larry stated urgently.
“Say that again?” Sky asked with a raised brow.
Larry’s cheeks grew crimson in color, “We were kind of using the storm effect to keep you here to see how wonderful this place is.”
Sky looked at his mates saying, “I have to say that is one of the most creative blowjobs I have ever had.”
Hardy gave one of his low sexy growls that Sky always shivered when he heard.
“How about we have something to eat and my brothers and I continue with our spa experience while our mates talk with you guys?” Midnight suggested to Larry.
Larry looked out to the people in the room and they all nodded and smiled. Turning to Midnight, Larry said, “Sounds like a great idea.”
Rey was stepping off the dance floor when Rey said, “Facials and nails are next on the itinerary.”
“Oh nice. Who does those?” Midnight asked.
“That would be Washington Irvin,” Larry said with a smile.
Rey stopped and turned to Larry, asking, “Are you serious?”
“What? Who is Washington Irvin? I don’t remember that name in any movie we watched,” Sky said nervously.
Rey turned to Sky, “He was an author, but I have a feeling it isn’t the author we are going to meet, but more likely the character that made him famous.”
“And who would that be?” Midnight asked.
“The Headless Horseman,” Rey replied.
“Oh, hell no!” Sky gasped.
Lorgan walked into the dining area and up to Law. “Alpha, where do you want my men and I stationed?”
Sky really liked Lorgan. He was a Bengal tiger shifter and had been with Law since before he even came to Haven Ranch. He was tall and cute as hell too, with that white hair with black streaks and those crystal blue eyes of his.
Lorgan started sniffing and looking around. The second he locked eyes with Dr. Henry he walked up to him and damned if he didn’t start purring.
Henry backed up and blinked, “Uh—— hello.”
Midnight has always struggled to understand why his parents would leave him alone and defenseless in the woods as a newborn. Now a man insists he has the answers to what happened and a future planned for him beyond any reasonable man's dream. Walking into the room and seeing six of the largest sexiest beast he had ever laid eyes on and another cutie in the corner, surprised and piqued Midnight's interest.
Discovering the body of the man Law had always looked at as the father he never knew was a rough day. Finding out that the man was not who he said he was, was even harder. Now he is told that the only way he can keep his home and help his people is if he mates with not only one of the sexy men sitting across from him but also a man he has fought and argued with since the day he arrived on the Refuge/Ranch.
Shaw didn't know what the hell fate was thinking asking him to mate with Law and a young man he had never laid eyes on before. He didn't know if he could do it. Even after being told that the fate of all shifters and paranormals depended on him doing just that.
Then shots are fired, and people are fighting for their very lives. Can Law, Shaw, and Midnight come together as fate has deemed or will the shifter world cease to exist?
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