Daily Archives: 27/01/2012
Agony ripped through Traven’s body causing his eyes to snap open and his hands to clench the sheets on either side of him. What the hell was wrong with him? Why did he feel as if someone were rearranging his insides? He pulled his legs up to his chest and turned over onto his side, letting out a low moan of bone crushing pain.
“I’m sorry you’re in so much pain, but we don’t know exactly what all my great Uncle gave you and so we can’t give you anything to counteract its affects,” a voice said to him from the darkness. Who the fuck was talking to him? And what the hell were they talking about? And why hadn’t Joshua come and saved him from the aliens yet?
“Joshua-” he croaked out in a low hoarse voice.
“Yeah, I know you must really want him, especially with what happening to your body and you being one of his mates…but my great grandpa Zyrone has him locked up right now,” the voice continued talking to him, though Traven had not even made an attempt to talk back.
“Agnistion, cease your prattle. You’re going to scare off Joshua’s mate,” another voice joined the first and Traven was torn between either wanting to open his eyes to see who it was and also wanting to tell them to shut the hell up.
Even though he’d been raised with proper manners, you can be damn well sure that he planning on forgetting every single one of them very quickly if the pain didn’t end right that second. He was on the verge of opening his mouth and damning both men to hell and back when the pain in his body ceased just as quickly as it had started. With a sigh of relief he opened his eyes and looked towards the two men who stood in the room with him.
Traven gasped as he realized that he was looking at spitting images of his lover Joshua. How was that even possible? Joshua had told Traven a number of times that his family wasn’t on Earth.
“Wha- Who-,” Traven swallowed thickly and then exhaled. “Who the hell are you?” he croaked out. He was thankful that in the face of his partner’s blatant lies he could still form coherent thoughts.
“My name is Agnistion. I’m Joshua’s great nephew. This is my dad, Yoru. He’s Joshua’s youngest brother. Zyrone is my great grandpa. He’s the Alpha King,” the youngest man, Traven would put him at the age of 19 or 20, informed him. He had black hair and a broad, solid frame. His skin was tanned and his eyes were a stormy gray color. Traven found himself fascinated by the young man whose body appeared so much older, with its muscles and tight lines, whereas his face, with his delightfully rounded chin, big eyes and small ears, made him appear so much younger and well…innocent. As Traven looked at the younger man, however, he knew that Agnistion used that to his advantage. Allowing people to believe that he was younger, more innocent, fragile, and weak than what he actually was, and then surprising them with his strength.
Much the same way that Joshua did.
At the thought of his missing partner, Traven turned his gaze towards Yoru, who could have been Joshua’s twin brother. His blue eyes twinkled as he smiled at Traven and Traven found that he couldn’t help but smile back. He felt instantly at ease as he watched the other man stride over to him rather determinedly.
“Aaawww Dad! Do you have to use your Omega-mumbo-jumbo calming scent on everyone?” Agnistion complained and Traven felt himself being jerked out of the peaceful haze that he’d found himself in and felt his body burn red hot with anger and embarrassment.
“So you did some sort of alien trick on me, to get me to trust you?” He asked Yoru indignantly. He watched with an almost sick fascination as Yoru had the decency to flush in shame, before he realized that they were holding him hostage and that Joshua was nowhere to be found.
“I want to see Joshua,” he demanded.
He watched as Yoru and Agnistion shook their heads, denying him that right.
“What do you mean, no?” he asked angrily as he pushed upright in bed, swaying slightly as the room first tilted and then righted itself.
“Whoa there!” he hear Yoru say as he rushed forward to catch Traven before he passed out. Traven shook his head, lifting his hands to cover his face, he gave into the tears that had been threatening for the last few minutes, but the ones that he’d been completely unaware of.
“Here now, what’s this?” another voice, a third man, this one infinitely more powerful than the other two, spoke. Traven could feel the man’s power roll across his skin, causing goosebumps to form and making him want to either pledge fealty to the man or to collapse to his knees in homage.
He did neither of those things, but he wanted to. He really, really wanted to. It was only his increasing desire to see his lover that stopped him.
“He asked to see Joshua and we had to deny him,” Yoru stated.
“Why did you have to deny him,” the stranger asked and Traven’s eyes flew over to Yoru. Yeah…why did they have to deny him?
“We were unsure if you were finished with your conversation with Joshua and there have also been a number of things that are changing in his physiology. We wanted to keep an eye on him somewhat,” Yoru admitted. Traven wondered what was changing in his body that was so interesting and how did it happen.
“We will deal with those matters later, for now,” the older gentleman, whose graying black hair fell to the middle of his back in one long, single braid, and whose eyes seemed to be a mixture of the blue of Joshua and Yoru’s and the gray of Agnistion, turned to the doorway and gestured.
Traven gave a cry of dismay and rushed forward when Joshua, bruised and bloodied walked through the doorway. He wrapped his arms around his much larger lover and attempted to carry him to the bed.
“’S’alright, love,” Joshua reassured him. “I can walk on my own,” Traven’s eyes slid close and a shiver of warmth and delight washed over him when he felt Joshua’s lips press against his temple.
“What did those bastards do to you? They said that you’re related to them, but that can’t be possible because you said none of your family was living on Earth. And they said that there was something major changing with my physiology and that they wanted to keep an eye on me. And I couldn’t find you, well, I mean, I couldn’t really look because I was in so much pain. And you lied to me, you asshole! They said you’ve been giving me something to change my body. They’re the aliens aren’t they? And your family? And that’s why they asked for you specifically? Were you a spy? Am I just a decoy or a mark or something? And they knocked me out you know, when they came looking for you. And I just really, really, really need to know what’s going on,” Traven blabbered on, only stopping when he ran low on oxygen. He took in a deep breath and noticed that all of the men, except Joshua, who had heard him ramble on before, were looking at him in amazement.
“I’ll explain everything love, I promise, let’s just, get you back in bed, huh?” Joshua placated him, easing him down onto the bed.
“Josh? Thought you might want to know one thing,” Yoru stated hesitantly, stepping forward to help ease Traven down onto the bed, stepping away quickly with his hands raised in the air when Joshua started growling.
What the hell was wrong with him? Joshua was acting more like an animal than the man that Traven loved. Not that he didn’t find the whole growling thing hot in its own way.
“What is it Yoru?” Joshua groaned out as he lay down beside Traven on the bed, and grinning when Traven snuggled up to him. Traven buried his nose in Joshua’s neck, feeling something inside of him ease as the scent of Joshua washed over him. When did his mate start smelling so good? Traven rubbed his face along Joshua’s skin, smiling when he heard Joshua’s chuckle.
“Hold on for a minute there Baby. Let’s hear what Yoru has to say,” Joshua said, pulling Traven away from his body gently. Traven pouted then turned his eyes back to Yoru.
Yoru blushed and bit his lower lip. His fear and confusion causing Traven’s body to go on high alert and he sat up in bed quickly. “What’s wrong with me?” he asked, fear flooding his body and burning it from the inside out like lava from the Earth’s core.
“Um…it seems as if Traven’s body has readjusted itself or rather reformed itself to not only be completely healthy but there are also, two…uh…two…um…wombs in his body,” Yoru said.
Traven laughed. Yoru had the worst sense of humor. “I’m sorry what? That’s impossible, I’m a human. I’m a human male. I can’t have one womb, much less two. You are either mistaken or playing the worst, cruelest joke in history,” Traven pointed out chuckling at Yoru, before he realized that he was the only one laughing. He looked over at Joshua and saw that his lover had sat up and was looking directly at him with sorrow and guilt in his eyes.
“You don’t believe him, do you Joshie?” Traven asked, using the nickname for Joshua that he only used when he was extremely afraid or stressed.
Joshua swallowed and nodded his head. “I was told that you had to be given a certain dosage at the same time every day. That if you missed even one dosage that it would completely change your body-I’m…sorry, so very, very sorry Baby,” Joshua apologized.
Traven nodded, pulled back his fist and punched Joshua, right in the face.