Tease Me Please Me by wizardtho
As we made our way to the front doors, Major opened them, Captain hit the button to open the gate, and Nate automatically took position with Kota on either side of my mates. Lexie took a plastic bag from Captain, then stood at the bottom of the front steps. I plastered myself once more to Major's back, with my cheek between his shoulder blades and my hand between Captain's. I heard the vehicles come to a stop, car doors opening. I didn't hear them close, though. Major's take-no-bullshit voice shook me from my thoughts, "Front and center, one at a time." After a minute, Major said, "Glad to know you can take orders still. I can hear you sloshin'. Lexie's gonna open that bag right there, and I wanna see every one of your eyes as you take in the scent. Lexie."
After a minute, Major reached his arm around behind him, so I leaned into it. He brought me around to hug me to his side, saying, "At ease. Isabella, from left to right, this is Micha, his mate Adriana, and Stefan. Guys, this is Isabella." I smiled and nodded to each of them, "Thank you for coming so soon. It's nice to meet each of you." Micha and Adriana were quite the couple. Both were impeccably dressed, with Micha in a suit -minus the tie- and Adriana in a ruched strapless dress. Micha was tall, with a decent build and short-cropped dark hair, while Adriana was the epitome of a blonde bombshell. Stefan was... wow. I swear if I wasn't already mated, I would definitely have my eyes on him. He had short coffee-colored hair that curled at the tips, angular and defined features, as well as a serious fighter's build.
When I was done quickly taking the three of them in, I looked up at Major with a small smile. He chuckled in response, "I think they already know the drill, Kitten. Look." I looked up to see them returning to stand by their vehicles with the driver doors open. I beamed at them as Major and Peter led me down to the Reventon that Micha and Adriana came in.
I ghosted my fingers over the warm hood, smiling at the electric green color of it. I smiled up at them as I neared the driver door, saying, "Hi. May I?" Micha nodded, "Certainly, Ma'am." I wrinkled my nose, "Oh, no. None of that Ma'am stuff when it comes to me. That was my Nana. Call me Bella, and we'll get along just fine." They both chuckled, but Adriana whispered to Micha as I sat in the driver seat, "I like her already. She's not one of those prissy, nose-in-the-air bitches you find everywhere these days." I chuckled as I continued to look around, "Nope, Adriana... and I pray to every deity there is, that if I ever start to be, Captain and Major will knock that shit right the hell back out of me. I hate those whiny, prissy wannabe's. What you see is what you get when it comes to me." I smiled up at her as she said, "Well damn, Girl. I like you more and more every second. You're just what Major and Captain need around here."
I beamed at the compliment, seeing that Captain and Major were, too. I took Captain's hand to get back out, smiling at both Micha and Adriana. They presented me their wrists as Major took my hand and Peter wrapped his arms around me. "Okay," I wondered, "Who gave up the dish?" I looked around at the others, who were all smiling innocently save one. Kota raised her hand tentatively with a sheepish look on her face. I giggled, "Never would have taken you to be the one, Kota. I figured it was one of the guys." She gave me a cheeky grin as I turned back to Micha and Adriana once more. I took one step forward with my mates, then asked even though their wrists were out, "May I?"
They both agreed, so I bent to Adriana's wrist first, inhaling deeply. I hummed as I said slowly, "Mmm... Mountain air... lush green forest... hot cocoa..." I inhaled again, "with marshmallows... and wild berries." I stood upright, but Adriana whispered, "Incredible." I bent to Micha's wrist, then had to bite back a moan, "God, you smell like dessert." I tensed, "Sorry... umm, lost my verbal filter there for a second."
Everyone chuckled, with Major sending me acceptance and love. I relaxed, then Adriana said, "No worries, Hun. He does smell like dessert. Can you tell what kind, though?" I nodded, then inhaled again, "Brown sugar... bananas... dark rum... vanilla bean ice cream. I haven't had Bananas Foster in what feels like forever, but I could never forget that scent." Adriana nodded and smiled widely, just as Micha laughed, "Well since that was my specialty, maybe you'd like me to make you some after your dinner tonight." I beamed at him, "Really? I'd like that very much. Thank you." Major kissed my shoulder as Captain guided us to Stefan and the midnight blue Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. "Hi Stefan. She's beautiful. May I?" He smirked, "Now, Little Miss. You think you can handle this car?"
I smirked right back as I pointed my thumbs to the two on either side of me, "If I can handle these two, I can surely handle any car. Now I've already got one flirt over there," I pointed to Damon as he chuckled, “And another potential flirt next to him,” Coop outright cracked up when I raised an eyebrow at him, "So am I gonna have to keep an eye on you, too?" His laugh tickled me as he admitted, "You got me pegged, Chérie. I guess you can handle this car, just as sure as you can peg a flirt in seconds flat. Major, Captain, you'll never be able to pull anything over on this one. She's a sharp one." They all laughed as I carefully sat in the driver seat. I sighed in content as I looked around the interior, then took Major's hand so he could help me back out. "She's a work of art, Stefan. Truly beautiful." He responded as he held his wrist out, "Thank you. I do love this one in particular."
Major was wrapped around me, and Peter was against my side holding my hand, so I smiled as I bent to skim my nose against his wrist. I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply, then hummed, "Mmm... Stefan I hope you can cook, too, because judging by your scent as well as the slight accent you try to hide, I'd say you were Louisiana born." His eyes went wide, then he laughed, "When you travel as much as I do, pushing down the accent can save your hide. It's true, Chérie. Louisiana Bayou born and bred. I can cook just about any Cajun dish you can come up with." I felt Major's beaming pride and love as I mentioned, "Just as soon as we make sure we have all the ingredients, I'd love some Shrimp Etoufée. Now, back to your scent, would you like to know what I can sense?"
He nodded with a grin, so I focused back on his wrist. "Fresh pecan praline... cayenne..." I inhaled again, saying, "Cypress trees... and wild jasmine." There was that spicy erotic scent, but it must have been because Major and Captain were close to me. I stood up to lean back into Major's chest with a smile, then Stefan grinned widely, "Right on the money, Chérie. Major, Captain... you two are lucky bastards for taking this one off the market." I blushed a bit, Major and Captain both kissed their marks, then Major said, "Don't we know it, Stefan."
He closed up his car, then followed us back to where Kendrick and Lexie were now by her open Cayman door. I smiled, "Hi, Lexie. Kendrick. May I?" They smiled as Lexie waved me toward the open door. Never had I thought I'd sit in so many beautiful vehicles in a 24 hr period... or my whole life, for that matter. I was beginning to realize just how much money vampires in general had, so I knew I wouldn't end up freaking out when I shopped online.
When I was done looking at the interior and was back in Major's arms, Lexie said, "You can take in Kendrick's scent first if you want, since he was here before me." I smiled, bending to Kendrick's wrist as he nodded, then I inhaled before saying, "Chocolate... vine ripe strawberries... warm sensual massage oil..." I inhaled again, "Ah... silk." He nodded appreciatively, then I bent to Lexie's wrist, noting, "Champagne... roses... the embers of a fire..." I inhaled again, blushing as I shot up into Major's arms. He sent me his mischievousness as he cooed, "Go on, Kitten. What's the last thing?" I coughed slightly, then said, "Umm... the only way I can describe it is... sex. Between the two of your scents, the only thing I can think is you two would make a hell of a hot sex weekend." Everyone laughed outright, but Stefan agreed with large eyes and an eager head nod, "That's what I said."
I giggled at his expression, then Major said, "Alright, Kitten. We won't embarrass you anymore. Would you like to take that walk around the clearin' now, or would you like to head inside for a bit?" I shook my head, "I actually feel like drawing a bit more, if you don't mind. Plus, I know you probably want to catch up with Micha, Adriana, and Stefan." He nodded with a smile, then picked me up to wrap me around his waist. I giggled, placing a small kiss on his neck as he ran us inside to the gathering room.
Once I was comfortable on my pillow mound at the coffee table, I noticed the bar stools being brought around into the room so everyone was able to face Peter and Major, who had placed themselves on either side of me. I was a little thirsty, and that made me think of what I asked Major earlier. I looked at him questioningly, but noticing my emotions, he explained, "Yes, Kitten. Both Peter and I drank two glasses each earlier. I know you can't tell, though, since our eyes are still black."
I smiled as I cupped his cheeks, "I don't mind the black. It's part of Major and Captain. I was only wondering because I didn't see you drink anything earlier." He shook his head, "We didn't know how you'd feel about us drinkin' in front of you, so we waited until you were sleepin'." I shook my head, "Don't, please. Don't wait like that again. It's another part of you. One I know is a necessity, and am not freaked about it. I didn't freak when you took my blood for the mate markings, so why would I freak about you drinking from a glass in front of me?" He cocked his head to the side, "I thought you couldn't stand the sight and smell... somethin' about rust and salt."
I laughed, "Oh, Major. I should have told you sooner. Ironically, that was another thing that was only around Edward, like the tripping over air. I don't know what it was about him, but I was never myself around him. Before I moved to Forks, I could not only stand the sight and smell of blood, but I could walk without tripping over nothing, sleep peacefully on my own, call people out on their shit, and anyone who crossed me ended up seeing the painful side of my fist."
Captain nodded to Major, offering that I had a mean right hook, so Major chuckled, "Well, alright then. No more waitin' until you sleep... and we'll be seein' about those fightin' skills of yours soon. I want Captain and myself to go over some basics with you. We might even have some of the girls teach you tips about going up against a much larger attacker. It'll help if you have the basics down pat before we turn you. They'll become instinct." I nodded gratefully, "I know we haven't talked about that yet, but I don't want to wait too long after all this mess is over with. I know changing me now would be risky -not a good idea at all- but I don't want to wait another 6 months after this is over, either." Major beamed at me, "Kitten, we'll change you the second everythin' is back to normal, if that's what you want. Neither of us can wait until you're ours for eternity."
I kissed him lightly, then Captain, finally saying, "Good, now that that's settled, I need a drink." I went to get up, but Kota was already coming in with a bowl of pretzels and a root beer for me. "Oooh, thanks, Kota. You're a life saver." I took a long sip of my root beer, then grabbed a pretzel in one hand, and a pencil in the other. No one spoke for a minute, so I ended up chuckling. I couldn't help it. I heard Major and Captain join in, but soon Micha asked, "Mind if I ask what made you laugh, Bella?" I shook my head, regaining my ability to speak clearly, then explained, "It's just funny to me that in order to draw I need a distraction, but the moment I choose to draw, everyone clams up."
Everyone laughed then, which officially broke the silence. Major asked Micha and Adriana what they'd been up to since they last spoke, and I tuned into that story as my pencil made its way to the blank page. A short while later, I was onto my next drawing as Stefan was going over his latest happenings. Peter's phone beeped. He flipped it open to a text, then after a short reply, he said, "Jade just texted. She happened to run across Aaron and Char near the mall in Rapid City. That's where Char's pickin' up Isabella's necessities. I told Jade she could catch up with Char while they shopped, since we have enough coverage for the next two hours." Major nodded, "Yeah, those two will make sure Kitten get's comfortable things."
The conversation went back to Major and Stefan. Before I knew it, Kota was getting me another root beer. I thanked her as I started my third drawing, not even having looked at the two previous ones. By the time the third one was complete, I was in dire need of a stretch and a bathroom. My loving mates had taken to rubbing my shoulders and back during the last drawing, so when I put down my pencils, Major said, "You need a break for a bit, Isabella. I can sense your muscles tensin' more every minute. Don't push yourself to get the house done, just because the crew's here." I nodded, "It's not that, honest. It's just that once I started, so much wanted to get put on paper. I haven't even looked at the completed ones, but there's still several wanting to make it on paper. I do need a stretch and a restroom, but I think part of the tension is that I've been eying the chaise lounge that Stefan took over for the last 15 minutes. Will you two sit with me there?" They smiled as Stefan asked, "Would you mind if I take up residence on your pillow pile, Ma douce?" I giggled, "It's a community pillow pile, Stefan, so you can take up residence without fear of repercussion."
He beamed at me as Captain helped me up, but I saw everyone wince as several cracks and pops were heard around the room from my stretching. I excused myself to the powder room. Soon I was walking back toward Major and Captain, who were waiting for me at the edge of the kitchen bar. Everyone had rearranged to let us have the chaise. Major sat down, brought me into the open space between his legs, then Captain laid next to us on his side with one leg over Major's. I hummed in content as they each placed a hand on my stomach and entwined their fingers together, then got back to work on the drawings as everyone talked amongst themselves. Two drawings later, I was content to stop for now. That’s when I heard someone rummaging around in the kitchen.
I giggled as I took in the sight of Micha and Stefan rummaging through cupboards, pantry and the fridge, randomly placing ingredients on the counters as they went. Their heads shot up to me at the sound, wide smiles gracing their faces. I shook my head, still giggling, "You two look like a couple of frat boys itching to make a deadly kitchen experiment." Everyone laughed, but Stefan said, "We both have all the ingredients we need. If you'll please leave the kitchen duties to us tonight, your dinner and dessert are taken care of. Now have you had lunch?" I shook my head, so he beamed, "Muffalatta?" I nodded excitedly, then he assured, "Coming up, Chérie. Are you done with sketching for now?"
I replied with a shrug, "For now. This house has so many rooms, and a whole unfinished floor, that I don't know if I'll ever truly be done. Then we have the patio and outdoor furniture that need to be done, plus I haven't even seen the back yard or gardens yet. We had barely gotten here and settled before we made the call to everyone. Everything's just happened so fast in the last 36 hours, that I'm surprised I remember my name, let alone all of yours. It'll be nice once we have a routine set and can throw that party. I'm sure everyone will be ready for a break by then." He smiled softly, "Well, you just relax… let us all take care of you for a bit. I'll have your lunch ready in no time."