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And Then There Were Four Novel Chapter 72

Death never seemed so sweet as it did right now.

The choices were clear, and in the end, one choice posed death while the other was only potential. Never in my life had I felt as helpless as I had in that moment.

Yet, something inside me told me not to be afraid. It told me to be strong.

But how could I when there was a chance I was signing someone’s death warrant?

“Do the others know?” I asked, staring at the wall ahead of me, trying to judge where everyone’s minds were at.

Hale was quiet for a moment, but I knew that was only because he didn’t want to admit to me the truth. “Yes, they know.”

“What was their verdict?” I asked him, but deep down, I already knew what they were going to say. They would say no because they didn’t want me to die.

“Ivy…” Talon sighed, catching my attention. “I’m not worth it.”

“Don’t ever say that to me again,” I snapped in anger. “You are worth everything. All of you are, and I won’t have you thinking otherwise. Do you understand me?”

There was no mistaking the choice I would have to make, and even though I didn’t want to let them die because of my choice, I knew one of them that would in fact live far past us.

Damian.

Standing to my feet, I stormed from the room with Talon and Hale yelling my name.

“Damian!” I screamed as I searched through the house, seeking the tall form that pissed me off more times than I could count. “Damian!”

His dark eyes met mine from behind his desk, and as he looked at me, I could see the haunted thoughts that were crossing his mind. “They told you.”

It wasn’t a question. His words were a statement, and as I nodded, all he did was sigh and pick up the glass of amber liquid chasing it down.

“You knew all this time, and you didn’t tell me. Why?”

“Why?” he laughed. “Seriously right now Ivy?”

“Is it because you didn’t want to die? Is that why you have waited to mark me so long… because you didn’t want to die?!” My thoughts of him not being selfish were slowly diminishing because I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t have this told to me much sooner.

“Of course, that’s what you would think,” he scoffed, “contrary to your belief, I have only known since the day I saved your ass in the woods. We haven’t exactly had time to discuss this since then.”

Letting out a heavy breath, I sighed. “I’m sorry.”

It didn’t say anything as he took another sip and raised his brows, letting out a soft laugh. “Yeah, so am I. I already know what you’re going to do, and if you want to take that risk, I won’t stop you. I just wish that I could join that same quick demise that the rest of you will have.”

“Stop being so morbid, Damian. There is no telling if I will die.”

Standing to his feet quickly, he slammed his glass against the far wall with a force I had never seen from him. “It’s fucking bullshit, Ivy! I have given everything up my entire life, and this is the fucking bullshit that I have to deal with. Fuck that!”

For once, his anger was pouring from him, and I understood. “Then take back what you’re afraid of. Join the choice and make death quick if that’s what you want.”

His eyes hazed over, and moving fast, I found myself pinned against the door of his office, the door cracking under the force of his aggression.

There was no sweet sentiment about what he was doing, and I was fine with that. Our relationship wasn’t sunshine and butterflies.

It was raw. Carnal, and full of sinful power.

His hands dug at my skin as a possessive growl left his throat. “You’re mine, Ivy.”

Crashing lips upon mine took my breath away. I wanted this, and I would want this for the rest of my life. Damian gave me something the other didn’t. The ability to lose control of myself.

He may not have had the same gene that his brothers had, but he was far more dangerous than they were in all the right ways. He was an uncontrollable beast with a taste for power that took what he wanted without mercy.

And god I fucking loved it.

“Shit–” I gasped as layer by layer the clothing that concealed us was torn and tossed to the floor. His lips left a hot trail down my skin that sent pleasure straight to my core.

Pinning me in place, he gripped my thighs and brought me up to his shoulders. His mouth attacked my wet cunt, causing gasps of pleasure to escape me as I let him satisfy his hunger.

Over and over his tongue evaded me and when he wasn’t evading me, his tongue and lips were sucking on my clit, causing me to gasp out as the knot in my stomach built higher and higher.

“Please, Damian–” I whimpered as an orgasm flooded me. “I need you.”

He didn’t waste a moment as he dropped me to my feet and spun me around to face the office door. “I won’t be gentle.” He growled in my ear, causing me to shudder.

“Then don’t.”

Legs spread, I felt the mass of his erection thrust forcefully inside my tight wet pussy. I cried out at the fullness he brought deep inside me. But as soon as he started to move, I could help but find pleasure in him.

Long deep fast thrust had me teetering on the edge, and the more I cried out in pleasure, the faster and harder he went. My legs were barely able to hold me up, as I tightened around him, coming undone.

It wasn’t enough, though. He forced me to ride out my orgasm as he continued, and slowly but surely the thickness of his knot formed inside me, pushing me even further to my limits. I wasn’t sure how things would work with the twins, but I knew right now I was on the verge of all I could take.

“Damian, please. I can’t.” I cried out as the full size of his knot hit its point, and I screamed out, coming again, but this time with a sharp pain straight to my neck as he bit down on me, marking me as his.

A rush of emotions flooded me as he released me from his mouth and roared in satisfaction. The possessive nature of what he had done had blown my mind, but it put me one step closer to saving Talon.

I would do whatever I had to do to save our family, even if that meant succumbing to the darkness that was quickly surrounding me.


Damian Pov

The connection with Ivy was something I never thought I would have. Her body slacked in my arms, and as I peered down at her, I couldn’t help but feel the panic slowly rising through me.

“What have I done..” I whispered as my heart raced, and a pale crept across my face.

Naked, and holding her in my arms, the door to my office slowly opened, causing me to pull back and sink to the floor with her in my lap.

“Damian?” James’ said with concern, “what–”

He stopped in his tracks, looking down at Ivy and I. His eyes widened with shock as he quietly stepped in and closed the door.

“Are you okay?” He asked.

“Does it look like I’m okay?” I snapped unintentionally as I held her tighter against me. “She’s going to die, and it’s all my fault.”

“What are you talking about?” James laughed, “she isn’t going to die. She is just sleeping from the bond you formed with her. You know this…”

Of course, I knew that, but it wasn’t what I was talking about.

Ivy was going to end up dying because I didn’t force her to leave and go back to her mother’s. I allowed the idea of our bond to control me, and I helped her in bringing us all back together. Now that we know what she is or could be…

It’s complicated everything.

“I need to get her upstairs to her room,” I muttered as I slowly stood to my feet and lifted her body in my arms. “She needs to rest.”

James didn’t bother to argue with me, but instead opened the door and followed behind me as I carried her up the stairs to her room. As I hit the top of the stairs, I stopped and looked ahead, connecting my eyes with Hale.

“You accepted her.” He said with his arms crossed, staring on in disbelief.

“I can’t live without her if that is what is going to happen. Where she goes, I go.”

Moving forward, I stepped into her room and laid her upon the soft comfort of her bed, pulling the blankets over her sleeping form. Ivy had no idea what she was doing for us, but at the same time, it was admirable of her to take on such a task.

A woman, more beautiful than anything I could have ever imagined, was determined to show us what love was. I may not have been the first to have her, and I may have put her through hell… but she didn’t care.

Instead, through every trial we had undergone, she pushed us to be better than we were. She fought with us to help bring the passion back into our eyes, and all of it was because she cared.

She wanted us to succeed, even when we didn’t believe in ourselves.

“Does this mean you’re finally going to open up to her?” Hale asked from behind me, pulling me from my thoughts. Staying silent, I moved from her room, and down the hall towards my own.

I knew he was following me. I knew that he wasn’t going to let this go because deep inside I had secrets I was hiding that destroyed who I was to an extent.

Secrets I wasn’t ready to allow to surface, and yet, now that I was linked with Ivy there was nothing stopping her from finding out the truth.

“I know what I have to do.” I sighed as I pulled on a pair of shorts and turned to stare at Hale and James. “There is a lot we need to discuss.”

“I agree,” Hale replied as I gestured for them to follow me, and I made my way down the stairs towards my office with my brothers.

Yet, when my feet hit the bottom of the steps, I came face to face with Allison.

“What are you doing in my house?” I asked, crossing my arms over my chest as I glared at her.

“Your house?” She scoffed, “when are you going to get it that this is my house, and we are simply letting you boys play this game–”

“Enough. Get out of my house now.” I replied, cutting her off, not wanting to hear any of the bullshit she was trying to spill.

“No. I came to see how Talon’s doing.” She replied, trying to push her way past me.

“You’re not going upstairs near him or Ivy. I want you out of my house now or I will have you thrown out like the bitch you are.” I seethed.

Every part of me felt like she had a part in what happened to Talon, and I was trying my hardest to prove it. I wanted her to burn for her crimes against my brother, and I knew without a doubt that Ivy would feel the same.

The bond between us is already strong and, over time, it would only get stronger.

“I can’t believe you have her up there with Talon. What if she is the one poisoning him!”

Allison’s ridiculous notions were all but getting on my last nerve. I didn’t have time for her, and slowly, as her eyes linger on me, she frowned.

“Why are there blood spots on your chest?” She asked in confusion.

Looking over my shoulder at James, he didn’t waste another second and passed me, gripping Allison’s arm, dragging her outside. Her protests were heard all the way in my office, but at the end of the day she wouldn’t be allowed to see Talon.

And never again would she be near Ivy alone.

Ignoring the chaos outside, I entered my office and laughed. “It seems that she is never going to give up, is she?”

Turning, I saw Hales conflicted, “we need to talk about this..”

“Talk about what?” I asked him, confused as to what he was referring to.

“Talon doesn’t have much longer, Damian. I know what’s going through your mind, but at the same time, I don’t know if he wants this.”

I didn’t understand what he was talking about, and yet at the same time, I felt like I did.

“Ivy isn’t going to allow him to die, Hale. She did this because she wanted to make the choices together. She wants us to be together.”

Nodding slowly, Hale smiled as James quietly came into the office. “I had security take her off pack lands.”

“I bet she enjoyed that,” Hale replied smugly, causing me to laugh.

“Yeah, she loved it so much that she said she is going to the elder council, and she is going to have us exiled for our crimes against the bloodlines.”

This phrase made my blood run cold. It was clear that what she was referring to was the gene we held secret. However, there was no possible way she could know.

There was no way that we had been compromised. It could still cause death to us all.

“Fuck.. I’m really getting tired of always possibly dying.”

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
Ivy's parents separated when I was five, Ivy lived with her mother and her father had another wife. Now Ivy wants to live closer to her father but her stepmother is the one who scares her. She decided to stay with her father despite her mother's disapproval. This decision will change her life a lot.

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