Bear Davis rushed through his shift, needing to get to the bright man on the ground.
He never would have thought he would meet his mate while he was out in his bear form.
Picking up the smaller man, Bear carefully cradled his precious cargo and quickly made his way to his cabin.
He was getting concerned that the man was still unconscious. Once he laid the blond cutie on the bed in the first guest room he reached, he ran his hands over the back of his head. Feeling the large lump in the blond curls, he pulled his hand away at the wetness he felt.
Looking at the blood on his hand, Bear was worried for his human. Rolling him over, he looked at the area and saw it was a small cut, but as his training let him know, head wounds always bled a lot.
Thankfully he was a skilled medic, so he was able to look after his mate.
He didn’t understand what the man was doing in his valley? When he and his brother decided to start their survival school, they agreed that his valley was out of bounds, so why was this man here?
After getting out of the army, he didn’t know what to do with himself. As a combat medic, he wanted to keep his skills working, but didn’t want to work in a big city. His bear would hate it, and so would he.
Once he had him looked after and tucked into the bed, Bear looked through the bag his mate had with him. Finding his wallet, he looked at the drivers license. Thomas Golden, aged twenty-three.
Just before nine that evening, he got a phone call from his brother. He had just finished looking after his mate and was about to call him to see if he was dropped off out here on purpose.
“Asshole. What the hell were you thinking dropping this guy in my valley.”
“Calm down. You know how mom can be, she said he had to be dropped off there for you to find.” Jordan said. His younger brother can be a pain in the ass, as only younger siblings can be.
“Well I found him when I was in my bear form, scared the shit out of him and he fainted, hitting his head pretty hard on the ground. I’ve cleaned the area and put a bandage over it with some antibiotic cream.”
“You need me to get the chopper and come get him?”
“No, I’ll keep an eye on him and see how he does. I think he’s got a low grade concussion, but his pupils are looking good, so I don’t think it’s too bad. Did mom tell you he’s my mate?”
“Yup, that’s why she demanded that he be dropped in your valley. I won’t come out there if you don’t think he needs a hospital, but if that suddenly changes call me and I’ll be right there.”
“Will do. Night.”
Bear disconnected the call, and while walking back to the bedroom he put his phone in his pocket.
As he entered the room, he saw Tom was sitting up rubbing his lower back.
“Hi.” Bear quietly called out, hoping not to startle him too much. “I found you in the woods and brought you back here to my cabin. I’ve called the survival school and let them know you were here. How are you feeling?”
When Tom turned those beautiful blue eyes towards him, Bear was able to see Tom was squinting.
“Would you like me to turn down the lights?”
“Please.” Tom croaked out, then he added, “water?”
“Sure, wait here and I’ll be right back.” Bear left and went to the kitchen, where he grabbed a bottle of water from the fridge.
As soon as he got back into the room, he noticed that Tom was sitting in the chair, holding his head.
“How about you lie back down for now, I see how you’re holding in your head in pain.”
“I can’t, the bed is too hard, my back is hurting almost as much as my head is.”
“I can give you an ibuprofen pill, but not much else. Since you have a slight concussion I don’t think anything more then that would be good for you.”
“Would it be okay if I lie down on your couch or something? I truly appreciate all you are doing for me, but I can’t lay on that bed.”
“I have another guest room, but I know that mattress is really soft. I keep it for when my mom visits.”
“Please, don’t think I’m not grateful, but that would be worse then the hard bed.”
Bear thought about it for a moment, dare he? Already knowing he was arguing with himself, and about to lose, he opened his mouth.
“You can use my bed.”
Well, shit. That wasn’t what he planned on saying, but it was too late to take the words back.
“Come with me, mate. See how my bed feels.”
Bear didn’t miss the look that was aimed at him from the corner of Tom’s eye, but he was surprised at the little jump the man made when he said the word mate. The smell of arousal that tickled his nose too.
Gently helping Tom stand up, Bear wrapped his arm around the smaller man and led him towards his room.
“Are you feeling dizzy or nauseous?” Bear asked, watching for any sign of impending explosion or tipping over.
“No, but why did you call me mate?” Tom looked Bear right in the eyes. “Are you a shifter?”
“How do you know about shifters?” Bear demanded to know, trying to keep his jaw from falling open in shock.
“My best friend is married, and mated, to one. They met when she was fourteen, he remained with her until she was of age, then married her that day. Their anniversary is her birthday. He said that for them, the mating was the most important part of their relationship. Randy did say that in order to protect Jenny in the human world, they were married in the eyes of the law.”
“Yes, I’m the bear you met on the path earlier. I am so sorry I scared you like that, but all my bear wanted to do was snuggle with you. I had a hard time switching to my human form, but once you fainted, he freaked out and let me shift back to human.”
“How about I meet you bear tomorrow, my head is killing me and I really do think I should lie back down.”
Bear looked at him and noticed how pale his mate was, so he gently lifted him into his arms and carried him to his bed.
Using one hand, he pulled back the covers and softly laid him in his bed. His bear was roaring in satisfaction, knowing that the bed would now have the added smell of his mate.
“Oh!” Tom groaned once he was lying down. “This bed feels so much better.”
To Be Continued...
Taking Care 2
After being beaten nearly to death by his father for being gay, Travis Cooper escapes and finds safety with friends. He learns to make a life for himself, but one that doesn't require him to leave the house or the security he's found there. When the world intrudes on his safe zone, he has to rely on others to keep him out of harm's way.
When Abraham Isaacs is called in by his boss to protect a friend, he finds a frightened young man who needs his special brand of protection, both for his safety and for his heart. Getting Travis to trust him might be the hardest battle.
While trying to figure out who is sending threatening letters, Travis and Abraham have to figure out if the attraction building between them is worth stepping outside of their comfort zone and into danger, because someone wants them both dead.http://www.bookstrand.com/book/taking-care-of-business
The moment Abraham Isaacs received the phone call from his boss, Eric Solomon, he knew something in his life was going to change. He wasn’t sure what, but something significant was about to happen.
Eric called him to help some friends, who were receiving threatening letters and one person had been attacked so far. Abe would make sure it stopped, and the moment he found out that three huge men had attacked a much smaller man who was in a wheelchair, his blood boiled.
As he slowly made his way up the drive to the house, he was surprised at the lack of security for such nice place. Before going up to the door, he did a quick sweep of the property, noting the best access points. That unfortunately turned out to be a large forested area behind the house. Abe knew he was going to need to speak to his boss about cameras, with infrared and night vision.
How the hell do they expect me to protect them if they aren’t protecting themselves? He thought. Damn good thing he was an expert.
Going back up to the house, an older man answered the door when he knocked.
“Hi,” Abe held out his hand. “I’m Abe Isaacs, I’m here to meet with my boss, Eric.”
“Please, come in,” he was told, as his hand was shaken. “I’m Aaron. Everyone is in the living room, over here.”
He was pointed to the room in question, but was easily able to follow the sound of voices.
The moment he walked into the room, he quickly looked around, noticing all the access points and who was in the room. His eyes were caught by the vision sleeping next to a lady sitting on one of the couches. The smaller man was frail looking with black hair, so dark it looked like it had blue highlights. Abe really wanted to see his eyes. The burning need to take care of this man created a visceral wildfire running through his veins.
“Hi, Abe,” Eric said as he stood up to go and come over to shake his hand. After that he turned to the room. “Everyone, this is Abraham Isaacs, also known as Abe. He will be staying here as your onsite security. I have already briefed him about the attack and letters, he will be working with the police as well. I know that he will want to talk to everyone individually, getting to know you.”
“Hi, folks.” Abe relaxed while Eric introduced him. “I know you are worried about the events of the past few days, but I am here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, about anything, please come and tell me. I can only do my job properly if I have all the information, so if anything, and I am stressing the word anything, seems out of place or odd to you, immediately call for me. I’m only effective at my job if I have all the details.”
All the time while talking to, Abe’s eyes kept moving back to the sleeping angel.
“Abe, I would like you to meet our friend Shane Turner.” Eric waved his hand at Shane, who put his hand out for Abe to shake. After the two men shook hands, Eric turned to Michael. “This is Shane’s boyfriend, Michael Franks.”
After Abe shook Michael’s hand, he looked to the two men. “I will need to speak to you guys later. I would like to go over the events of the attack and get your impressions of the perpetrators.”
“There isn’t much to tell.” Shane began. “I was on my way back to the car, and was these three guys started calling me names. After a couple of minutes of doing that, they progressed to pushing me out of my chair. That’s when they started to hit and kick me.”
“Michael here saved me from possibly being beaten to death,” Shane continued to Abe. “If he hadn’t come over when he did, I really to believe they would have tried to kill me.”
“What!” Andy yelled and everyone turned to him in surprise. “You never said anything like that to me on the phone. Why didn’t you tell me? I thought you were hurt when you fell out of your chair. These guys did this to you?”
Shane looked at Andy, “Andy, are you ok?”
“No.” Andy angrily replied. “No, I’m not. Why didn’t you say something? You know I would have been there to help you. You keep saying we are a family, but you never told me any of this. How am I to be able to look after you if you don’t tell me these things.”
Most everyone was looking at Andy with surprise on their faces as he angrily strode out of the room. A door was heard slamming at the front of the house.
“What just happened here?” Abe heard Michael ask.
“I don’t know.” Shane replied.
“He’s been in love with you for a while now,” Travis quietly said. When all eyes turned to him, Travis snuggled in tighter with Sandy. It looked like he was trying to hide behind her.
Sandy looked down at Travis, pulling him in close to her. “What can you tell us, hun?”
Travis looked to Sandy, fear in his eyes as they darted over to look at Abe.
“Travis, hun.” Sandy put her hand out to Abe. “I would like you to meet Abraham Isaacs. He is the man who will be looking after you and everyone in this house. His boss, Eric, sent him to us. He will be the additional security for the house while the police are investigating things.”
Abe slowly went over to Sandy and took her hand as he went to his knees in front of them. The fear he saw in Travis’s eyes was breaking his heart. He swore to himself right then that Travis would never be scared again if he could ever prevent it.
“Lock the door behind you,” Travis instructed Abe.
Abe looked at him with a raised brow. “Oh?” he asked as he locked the door.
“Oh, yes,” Travis said as he slowly worked the sheet off his body with his feet. “You might want to get naked for this.”
Watching Abe literally rip the clothing from his body was one of the hottest sights Travis had ever seen, but the best was Abe standing at the end of the bed in all his naked glory.
Travis licked his lips, as he watched Abe’s cock firm up, right before his eyes. The need to taste the man was all Travis could think about.
As soon as the covers were off his body, Travis got to his knees and crawled down the bed to his favorite treat. All he could think about was getting that hardness in his mouth and sucking it until Abe gave him everything.
Once that cock was in front of him, Travis leaned down until he could rub his lips over the leaking tip, coating them. He pulled back, then looked into Abe’s eyes and stuck out his tongue to lick them clean. The feral look in his eyes let Travis know that Abe was paying attention to every move that Travis made.
The moment his lips were licked clean, Travis stuck his tongue out again, this time to lick the tiny drops that were dripping down Abe’s dick. As he slowly used suction to pull Abe’s cock into his mouth, he started to tease the head with his tongue, then suck it to the back of his throat so he could swallow around it. He kept teasing Abe’s dick, all while keeping his eyes locked with Abe’s.
With his hand, Travis reached up and started to roll Abe’s balls in their sack. Every once in a while, he would take a finger and rub or tap the area behind his balls. The constant moans coming from Abe let him know that his man was getting close.
Once he was able to feel Abe’s cock start to swell in his mouth, he moved back so he could taste the offering he was about to get. When Abe roared out his climax, Travis made sure he swallowed every drop.
Once Abe’s cock was licked clean, Travis leaned back. “There was a reason I wanted to get the mail today. I have been waiting for something I ordered in the mail. Would you like to see it.”
When Abe’s dazed gaze looked to Travis, he simply laid back down on the bed and spread his legs, letting Abe see the butt plug in his ass.
“Before you get on the bed though, you need to go look at the letter on the table.” At the curious look Abe gave him, Travis simply pointed at the table, where the letter was the only thing on it. “Go look.”
Abe went over, grabbing the paper. After a quick read, he whipped his head to look at Travis.
“I know you are clean,” Travis said. “But I needed to know I was too. I needed that little piece of paper. I know I have very little experience, and was always safe, but I really felt the need to give this to you.”
“You’re clean,” Abe confirmed. “You know that the moment we make love with no condoms, I will never be letting you go. You will be mine, forever. You even agreed when I put that ring on your finger.”
“I know,” Travis replied. “I want forever, but only with you. You are the only person I have ever been in love with. I love you, body and soul.”
The fire that Travis saw in Abe’s eyes began to consume him. Travis laid back on the bed again. “Here is the other part of the package I was waiting for today. This is for you.” In his hand, Travis held out the remote to give to Abe.
The way that Abe stalked to the bed reminded Travis of a cat hunting. He felt like Abe’s prey. Once Abe was beside the bed, he took the remote from Travis and turned it on. Travis wasn't sure what setting Abe used, but the sensations coming from the plug caused Travis to arch his back. Travis wasn’t sure how loud he was, but knew he was crying out in pleasure.
Just as Travis was about to reach for his cock to get some relief, Abe slapped his hand away.
“This is mine tonight.” Abe’s words sounded like he growled them to Travis. “I will make sure you get what you need, but you are mine to do with as I want.”
Travis could only nod his head in agreement, he was panting so hard.
As he was nearing the point of pain, Abe leaned down and licked a line, from the bottom of his balls to the tip of his cock. In the middle of the lick, he turned up the speed on the plug, causing Travis to scream out Abe’s name.
“Abe…Abe…” Was all Travis could say. Only Abe was keeping him anchored in the storm of feelings coursing through his body. Not sure if he was floating in space, or lying on the bed, all Travis could do was ride the waves crashing through him.
By the time Abe started to turn down the plug, Travis was a babbling mess. The only thing he could think of was having Abe fuck him. The need he felt to have the other man pounding into him was more important the breathing.
Grabbing the lube from under his pillow, he all but threw it at Abe.
“Fuck me, now,” Travis demanded.
I live in central Canada with my hubby of over 25 years, 4 kids, and 5 grandkids. We have a collection of pets, including our guard cat. I love nothing more then curling up with a good book, or my laptop to work on the next thing that catches the muse.
I would love to hear from readers, you can find me at https://authordanigray.blogspot.ca/