Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror #6) Gabriel's Mate (Scanguards Vampires #3)

"Be careful," she said.

Rheia turned to the door. "I'm going back to the estate to shower, check on Penny and catch up on my sleep. You should be able to leave sometime tomorrow. Alice has volunteered to nurse you so I can finally get some rest. Have fun with your mother." She wiggled her fingers at him and shut the door behind her.His mother looked at him and her eyes softened. "Are you in any pain?"

Colton wiggled a bit and slowly removed his pillow, when he saw he was in the clear he put the pillow back behind his head. "Not any more. It hurt like hell when I hit the mattress though."Alice rolled her eyes. "Then you shouldn't have moved your pillow. Honestly Colton, you act like I haven't seen you walking around with an erection before. You might have forgotten the two decades you were in puberty, but I haven't.""Mother! Please, never, ever, mention me and the word erection in the same sentence again." Colton shuddered. He looked around. "Where's Father?"

"He's sleeping now so he can relieve me later this evening. By tomorrow we'll take you back to the Alpha estate. We're both dying to meet your daughter. Really Colton, how could you forget to call us?" She sounded so hurt that Colton reached out and took her hand."It wasn't safe, Mama," he said simply.

"Oh my sweet boy, don't you know there isn't anything I wouldn't do for you? It's my job as your mother to protect you, not the other way around," she chided him.

Colton blinked and thought back to why Penny left the safety of the Alpha estate. There wasn't much a child wouldn't do for their parents either."I told you she was a darling." Adelaide boasted.

"And she is." Elder Vi'Ailean confirmed, then turned to Aiden."Commander, congratulations on your mating. She is an amazing woman."

"Thank you, sir, she has made me a happy man." When he gazed down at her there was no mistaking how he felt. His love was there for all to see."We won't hold you up any longer. Enjoy your first All Hallows' Eve ball Meryn."