"He's still out of it Ma'am." Ryan said bowing as Tara and I opened the door.
I nodded and put my hand on his shoulder. "Thank you, you two may go rest."
Waiting until the men had gone Tara shut the door quietly and looked towards the cot that had been set up in the corner of the room. She scanned his body, every so often wiping her hands on her legs.
"What uh, what does this Xander mean to you?" She asked looking at me with guilt.
"He was a good friend of mine when I was first turned." I whispered.
"You did all this for an old friend not an old lover?" Tara asked hiding her expression by looking at the floor.
"I told you that I had never been with anyone before. I wasn't lying, I could never lie to you baby." I said taking her hand in mine.
"If-if I would've k-know what he meant to you I n-never would have done that. But he had little Dawnie and I just s-snapped." She replied sitting on the edge of the bed. I followed and sat next to her.
"What does the girl mean to you?" I asked trying to understand why Tara would feel the urge to protect the teenager.
"I use to baby-sit her before I was turned into this. She and I where really close and I would do anything to protect her." Tara said glancing at Xander's sleeping body again.
"I understand." I said sighing. "What am I to do now Tara? They've made me the Master and now I take care of everyone here, just like you do. Is it difficult?"
Tara furrowed her brows and shook her head. "It's hard to draw the line between ruling with your heart and keeping your head. But I've only done this for a short while, there are still many things my pack and I must go through."
I flung myself back on the bed and rubbed my forehead with my hand. "There is much expected of me then?"
"The weight of this world is on your shoulders now. You control the vampire underground and very wild wolf all at the same time." Tara said moving to position herself next to me.
I tried to hide my smile, this was a serious matter but with Tara leaning over me like that how was I suppose to think of anything else? But I did have one tiny request to ask of my love.
"Tara, could you help me with something?" I asked watching her hand stroke my arm.
"Help you with what?" She replied bending down and kissing my shoulder.
"I want to learn magic." I said searching for her eyes.
She took a deep breath and she looked up at me. "You have magic Willow."
"No, I want to learn how to control it, do spells so that I can protect myself and my coven better." I continued sitting up on my elbows.
"That will take a lot of time. I would have to teach you how to control your emotions how to keep yourself inside this reality." She said quietly.
"I trust you." I said surely.
"It's not like anything we've ever done before." Tara said quickly.
"I trust you." I repeated smiling at my beauty. I trusted her with everything that I had in me. Tara would guide me into leadership and into love; she would teach me how to be everything I could. I had been sheltered for so long, trusted someone who was untrustworthy and was left for dead by a man that was known as my father. I would no longer be the weakness that infected my being but instead I would be the strength that grew from our love.
"We have many obligations here now; s-so it may be a while until we are able to go s-somewhere and practice." Tara said sitting up and taking off the leather coat that Faith had given her.
I tried to divert my eyes everywhere but her cleavage but that was easier thought then done.
"You can look anytime you want Willow, you can also touch whenever you want. This body is yours remember?" Tara giggled pinching one of her nipples.
I cleared my throat loudly. "Is that why you wore such sexy clothing at the meeting?"
"Mmm partly," Tara said leaning over and nibbling my ear lobe.
"What's the other part then?" I asked putting my hand on her hanging breast and squeezing it gently.
"I had to, oh, prove to your coven and Drusilla's that we had the connection. By showing off, that feels so good baby, by showing off our lovemaking marks proved that we trusted each other and that I wasn't going to abandon you." Tara managed to get out as I pinched and played with her nipple.
I stopped playing with her and sat up. "So everything we do now has to be for show? Does that mean that we can only make with the smoochies to show off each other?"
"God no," Tara said drawing back. "That's not what I meant at all."
"Tara I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be a snippy gal." I said feeling utterly horrible about getting all hysterical so quick. "It's just you've been doing all this longer and I really need your help."
"I know and by my word I will h-help you." Tara said dipping her head.
"Have I ever told you how beautiful you are?" I said taking her hand and putting to my roughened cheek.
She smiled at me and brushed her thumb back and forth on the scarring. "Not anywhere near as beautiful as you."
I leaned in and kissed her, my lips pressed full of love on her silky pedals. She moaned quietly and wrapped her arms around my neck pulling me down on top of her. I dove in more forcefully, licking and sucking her bottom lip and enjoying the feel of her hands sliding up and down my body.
"You still owe me." I said licking up her ear.
"Oohh, do whatever you want." Tara moaned, "I'm yours, take me."
"Well in that case." I said stopping and getting off of her. I crawled off the bed to stand far enough away so as to see Tara in her serious state of arousal.
"Willow?" Tara asked looking at me pleadingly.
"You will do as I say if you disobey me then you will receive punishment." I said with a million naughty ideas rushing to my head all at once. Tara and I were about to explore our sexual limits and I was quite excited to get it underway.
Tara gave me that sexy look again and quirked one eyebrow. "Yes Mistress."
My body shivered to her words and I put my hand on wall to steady myself. I swallowed down my nervousness and gave her my first command.
"Take off your clothes. Do not touch yourself until I instruct you to do so, understand?" I said boring my eyes into hers.
"Yes." Tara answered blushing.
"Yes what?" I asked putting my hands on my hips.
"Yes Mistress." Tara said trying to hide her smile and started to unbutton her pants, since that was the only thing that she had on. I turned from her and made my way to the dresser, after searching a few moments I found what I was looking for and turned back to see Tara laying fully exposed and dripping on the bed spread.
I nearly dropped what I was holding staring at the Goddess before me. She knew what she was doing to me but decided to play the game by keeping completely still and looking at me with placid, puppy dog eyes.
"What would you have of me, Mistress?" Tara said gliding her fingers on her smooth belly.
"Just you wait." I said breathlessly as I quickly ripped my jacket and shirt off. I left my black bra on so Tara would have to eventually take it off. I unbuttoned my pants and pulled the zipper down slowly, watching Tara's eyes react to each tiny movement. I drug the material down my slick thighs and smiled to myself when I heard Tara gasp. I straightened back up and allowed her to look at my black thong more carefully.
"See something you like?" I asked. Tara nodded vigorously and watched as if in a trance. I held up my item so Tara could see it fully I could feel her pulse quicken and watched as her eyes became darkened with desire.
Stepping out of my panties I slid the strap-on to my cool body and adjusted the straps to accommodate my tight buttocks. I could almost taste her already and it was setting my heart on fire.
She watched my body approach her with such intensity that it nearly made me orgasm. I stopped short of touching the bed and looked down at my love.
"Are you ready to do everything your Mistress tells you?" I asked stroking my stiffened member. The weight of the implement was something very strange and looking at it made me a little uneasy, but if it felt as good in me as it would Tara then by Gods I was going to fuck my baby wild.
"Oh yes." Tara said quietly her eyes never leaving the cock.
"Good, now touch yourself, slowly, slide your hand down and play with your clit." I said standing ridged waiting to see how far she'd take this game.
She smiled at me and slowly just like I asked slid her hand down her tummy and through her golden curls, just shy of her clit she stopped and petted the soft hairs. "See good girls like to be pampered sometimes."
I looked at her sternly indicating for her to continue on her journey. She didn't even seem to notice the look but widened her smile and touched the tip of her clit. She cried out and bucked into her own hand with the contact and I almost gave up the plan then and just do it myself but she placed another finger on the swollen nub and began to rub it in fast circles. Both of our breathing became ecstatic and I staggered again as the smell of her found my nostrils.
"Enter yourself." I commanded. Tara spread her legs wider, giving me a better view and slid one then two digits into her soaked opening.
"Oh Gods!" She cried out tossing her head to one side and pushing herself in fully. Subconsciously I began to stroke faster at the base of the rubber cock and I put my other hand on the bed next to Tara's leg to keep myself standing. I was now eye level with my lover's dripping cunt and her fingers prying it open for me.
"Move your hand." I growled, surprising both Tara and myself. She smiled and removed her hand holding it out for me. I dipped my head down and took her fingers into my mouth licking her juices off. Without even knowing it the head of the cock touched Tara's opening and she jerked her body upward.
"Give me the spell." I snarled holding my lower body in place not moving. I wanted to feel Tara as she did me that night. I wanted to know how she felt on the inside so that I could gain the pleasure from it as well.
"Hermaphroditie God of gender, here my call, make me feel the joys of a man." Tara chanted and the spell went instantly to my groin and I could feel the tip of the head now nestled at my lover's opening.
I dipped my head back and let out a long, low moan. "That feels wonderful."
"Wait until you put it in all the way." Tara whispered.
I looked back down at her and smiled, carefully I inched my borrowed power into her. Each inch was a shockwave of pleasure that shot directly to my center. No wonder Tara reacted the way she did, it felt wonderful.
When my entire penis was in Tara's tight and oh so wet pussy I pushed one last time to make sure I could go no farther. Tara grunted and put one of her hands on my stomach, as if making sure I couldn't push though to her stomach.
"You afraid of my power, baby?" I asked jutting my hips forward a bit.
"Mmm yes," she moaned wrapping her legs around my waist and pushing me down, grinding me into her.
"Are you ready to be fucked?" I asked pivoting my hips upwards.
"Yes! Fuck me my love. Oh, make me come!" Tara shouted putting her hand behind my head and forcing me into her lips. I bit her lip drawing out blood and licking it as I began to move my slick cock back and forth.
"This feels so good." I said staring into her eyes and watching her head bump with each of my thrusts
"Harder baby," Tara snarled her eyes changing from the yellow to blue again. I smiled, barring my fangs, and increased my hips, feeling her walls contract around me. She felt so good that I never wanted this experience to end. But unfortunately though Tara is a Goddess she's not a prude one and just as I was reaching my peak Tara caught up just as fast and was clawing up my back in an urgent frenzy of lust.
Our magic found each other and rolled and played like kittens in our bodies. I cried out and came all down the shaft dripping on to Tara's raw sex. Tara stuck me again with her razor claws but this did not cause pain but instead another orgasm crashed through my barriers and came flooding out. Both of us where crying out and proclaiming our love over and over again as the waves of pleasure crashed on our shores.
"That was so cool."
Tara and I both jumped and I quickly pulled out of her and stood up to see Xander's non-bandaged eye looking at me with awe. He looked me up and down and tried to smile even more when looking upon the strap-on.
"Well Flame I must say at least it's bigger than mine." He joked. I was so embarrassed that I didn't even realize I was standing fully nude in front my best friend. Tara was already wrapped in a sheet for my own sake not anyone else's.
"Xander! Do you mind?" I yelled trying to get out of the harness but was finding it quite difficult to do under pressure.
"Hey, don't mind me that is, you guys knew I was in the room. I was just lucky enough to catch the tail end of the action." Xander laughed.
Tugging at the leather straps didn't seem to help getting me out of this thing but I kept on pulling and answered. "That's great Xander and by the way my name is Willow."
"Oh of course it is. I mean hell why don't you tell me you're a man too since so many things about you are different now."
Tara and I looked at each other and quickly looked away blushing madly.
"You're not are you, Will?" He asked looking a bit worried.
"No I'm not." I said.
"But there are no limitations." Tara mumbled winking at me.
Xander looked at her. "What?"
"Nothing!" we both nearly shouted.
"So you're a lesbian now eh, Will?" Xander said sitting up a bit more.
"Nope, we where just two straight girls that fell in love with each other," I said sarcastically, still tugging at the straps.
"Here let me help you." Tara said blushing and unbuckling one of the clanks. The strap-on fell to the floor and I quickly scraped it up and rushed it to the top drawer.
Xander went to open his mouth and reply when there with a quick knock at the door.
"Just a moment!" I shouted rushing over to the chair and grabbing my white robe. Tara stood there and looked at me a bit confused. I raised my eyebrows and nodded she nodded back and I opened the door.
"Willow you better come here, Tara I think you should come too." Janielle said looking at the floor.
"What's happened?" I asked grabbing Tara's hand and rushing out the door.
"We have a visitor and I think you two will want to hear what he has to say." Janielle answered opening the large doors to the parlor. I looked around the spacious room and saw nothing.
"What am I suppose to be looking for?" I asked but was cut off when Tara stepped up beside me, her nostrils flaring and her eyes darkening.
"Where is it?" Tara asked bunching her hands into fists. I looked around, squinting my eyes trying to figure out what Tara was talking about. My senses being weaker then a werewolf's I wasn't able to pick up on the creatures sent as quickly. But it came, the smell of wet dog mixed with stale fur and I walked around the room and looked in between where the two large, blue couches joined. There huddled in the corner was a man, but he wasn't a man at all. I had no clue what he was but I was sure I was about to find out.
"Hello?" I asked crouching down trying to see his face. There was a deep rumbling growl but not of that like Tara's. It was more a cat-like rumble, one that you hear when two Tom cats are beating the hell out of each other.
"Tell the wolf to leave. I only asked to speak with the vampire Master," the man's voice said over the growls.
"Why afraid I might chase you kitty?" Tara said looking over at Janielle then back to the man.
"Partly, look I don't want any trouble. I came here to warn you what is to come not to fight." His accent sounded like he was from a deep Amazon jungle. It had a slight outback feel to it, a voice of experienced times.
"You will not find any trouble brewing here." I said stretching out my hand. "Come on out and we'll talk, you have my word that nothing will happen to you." I added looking over my shoulder at Tara. She put her hands up and backed up a few steps, giving me the okay.
He lifted his head and looked at me as if he had never seen me before. His dark brown eyes had even darker slits like a cats. He had dark hair as well that was buzzed short to his head. When he stood he towered me but had the sense of gentle in his tiny movements.
The grace used to lift his leg up over the corners of the couches proved that just like Tara, he had hidden muscles and talents as well.
"What are you?" I asked stepping back so he could get out.
He didn't look at me but kept his eyes on Tara. "I'm a wereleopard, one of the last."
"Probably for the best," Tara mumbled. He shot her a hurt look and quickly looked to the floor.
"Alright," I said kindly looking at the man. "Tell me what you came here for."
Tara took a step forward and the man instantly sprang up and to the back of the couch. His large body perched up like a Halloween cat and he let out a loud snarl.
I looked at Tara begging her with my eyes to let me do this. "Can you give us a moment, baby?"
"What?" She said shocked. "I'm not leaving you with that thing so it can maul you."
"I already gave you my word. Look I do not wish to be here anymore than you want me here so let me say what I have to say and I'll be on my way." He said still in his tense position.
"It'll be fine, you can wait outside. Both of you can and let me talk to his man." I said looking around the room. There was no room for argument, I had my resolve face on and there was no getting around it.
"Fine," Tara snapped, walking briskly out of the room.
"As you wish," Janielle bowed and left as well.
"It's all right you can relax now." I said moving to sit on the other couch, covering my legs with the robe.
He studied me carefully and upon deciding I was no longer a threat he slid down the back and sat up staring at me.
"Let's start off on a better foot. What's your name?" I asked looking him in the eyes.
"I'm Willow, okay, where are you from?"
"Why are you here?" I asked.
He heaved a heavy sigh and looked up at me. "I'm here for revenge."
"Revenge on whom?" I asked moving back a bit. Maybe Tara was right he would maul me. I was just starting to get use to the whole wolf behavior now I have cat problems as well.
"Drusilla's coven murdered my entire fleet. All my friends, even my mate was killed right before my eyes." He wiped his eyes with the back of his hand. "I made the mistake of trusting her and paid the price."
When I didn't answer he went on. "I made a vow to never trust a vampire again. But when I was at the bar I overheard a few werewolves talking about the vampire Master in the east region. I figured since they trusted you so much that I could as well, though the risks to come here are extremely high. I held my little girl in my arms as she fought for her last breath. That will haunt me forever, I want her dead."
"I understand. If we help you what can you offer us in return?" I said, this being my first political move I had to make the right choice.
"I haven't much, but with your help perhaps we could take down that bitch." He replied angrily. "And if you do this for me I will be in your debt for all time and you will have the wereleopard alliance as well."
"This may be a bit tough, we have a lot to do to prepare. Are there any of your kind still left?" I asked hoping he wasn't the last.
"There are more, but the trick is finding them and having them trust me. I've been on the New York streets since the disaster and have only run across two others. But most of us stay in hiding for fear of the wolves. They tend not to listen to reason." He said swallowing.
"Yeah about that, I'm sorry about Tara, she's my mate and is very protective." I said half smiling.
"I'm not sorry." Tara's voice called from the other room.
I rolled my eyes and laughed. "We will work this out, I promise. I would be honored if you stayed here until we've come up with a reasonable plan."
He opened his mouth but I cut him off.
"I will not take no as an answer. No one here will bother you, and you may leave anytime you wish. But before then we have many things to discuss. As of right now I'm a little tired and one of my friends is severely wounded I must take care of him first. I will have someone take you to the guest quarters and if anyone gives you any grief, send them to me and I will deal with it." I said standing and moving towards the door.
"Thank you, you won't regret this." He said hastily.
"I hope not." I said and walked out the door meeting Tara head on.
"You're letting him stay in our house?" She asked taking me by the arm.
"Of course I am he could help us." I said walking faster.
"The only thing he could help with is seeing your insides."
I frowned as we approached Janielle. "Can you take the wereleopard to one of the guest rooms please? Get him anything he wants and inform the others that he a friend not an enemy." Seeing the confused look on her face I whispered. "He is going to help us take down Drusilla." She nodded quickly and rushed off in the direction of the parlor.
"Willow I still say this is a bad idea." Tara said while we walked up the stairs.
"Have a little faith Tara, we need all the help we can get because I have a feeling Drusilla has something up her sleeve and neither of us can afford to live without the other. Gods Tara if something happened to you I'd walk into the sun."
"I know." Tara said touching my face. "You won't ever lose me."
I turned my head and kissed her fingers. "We need to get Xander into a different room so that we can be alone."
Tara laughed and opened the door. "I agree, I'm getting pretty anxious for Willow-tongue." We stepped inside and hugged upon noticing Xander was asleep again.
"Just trust me on this guy, Tara I think he may be the key to her downfall." I said nuzzling into her neck.
"I hope you're right." Tara answered.
I could only hope for hope would be only thing that kept my head above water now.