And So It Begins Again.
Jettermane was frustrated with the protocol of his and is family’s safety with being able to leave the ship. They had already been landed for three-worried filled (though not for him-hours waiting for the guards to come back and say it was okay for him, Blayze and Alexi to leave the damn ship.
Blayze was busy going through all the paper work the Scribe Merriweather had brought to him. Alexi was sitting quietly on the couch in Blayze’s cabin looking dazed as if he wasn’t quite sure what the hell was going on. All Jettermane wanted was to get out of there. He needed to breathe the air of his home world once more. Actually he wished he remembered his home-world. Things were still a little hazy where his memory was concerned.
“Just stop okay,” Alexi finally snapped. “Your constant pacing and thought pattern is sending me insane. I should be the one freaking out not you.”
Jettermane stared open mouthed at his new mate and finally saw the panic written so clearly on his handsome face. What was happening inside his beautiful head to cause such a reaction?
Walking over to where he sat, Jettermane wrapped his arms around his new mate and soon to be lover; tangling his hand in Alexi’s hair he pulled the man’s head toward him until it rested against his stomach. “What’s the matter?”
“It’s nothing. I’m just worried because it’s a new place and…” Jettermane cut him off.
“This is more than just mere worry, you are shaking you are absolutely terrified of going out there. Tell me why?”
The deep voice of Blayze sounded strained as he spoke from where he sat across the room, when Jettermane looked Blayze was holding a paper in his hands and staring at Alexi. “It seems on his last visit here, our mate may have found himself in a spot of trouble. Would you care to explain yourself?”
Jettermane felt Alexi slump against him for a moment in comfort, before moving away so he could answer Blayze’s question. “It really wasn’t my fault. I never meant for what happened to happen. It is not my fault that they were all screaming their thoughts at me. And honestly, I didn’t know at the time they were Jettermane’s fathers.”
“My Father’s? What does this have to do with my fathers?”
“It seems while here last time your uncle came and confronted the father who raised you wanting compensation for the death of his mate dealt by your hand, and you know by our laws there are legal ways around doing things of this nature. It seems your uncle was showing our new brethren how we settle matters on Ximinex.”
“What laws, or have you forgotten I still can’t remember shit about who I am?” Jettermane glared at his husband, but there was no actual heat in his words.
“One of our laws state you cannot request compensation from a mated person when they are with their true mate. The death of your mother was not the by-product of something your father had done. True Mate bonds circumvent most laws because they are a very rare occurrence in our people.”
Jettermane rolled his eyes, “I’m still not getting what this has to do with Arion and Maskel.”
“Um,” a deep blush crashed over Alexi and he avoided looking at either of them. “I may have announced to everyone that your fathers were true mates.”
“What!?” Jettermane’s mind raced with what he just heard. “Tell me what happened?” he demanded.
“Well after my announcement, Markel grabbed his Dagger, sliced both their palms together and reinforced what I had claimed. So he mated your father right then and their which shut down your uncle’s claim.”
“What happened next?”
“Your uncle was very angry by what I had done… which is understandable, he ordered me and my kind off the planet. Arion was a little shocked at the news and didn’t say much as Maskel claimed him.” Alexi frowned. “I don’t know why they didn’t know they were mates to begin with their minds and hearts were all locked up together surely they would have, have to of known.”
The laughter which rumbled out of Blayze sounded like thunder filling up the room. “You have no idea what can of worms you have opened up beautiful.” He held up the sheet of paper. “Greer has made a formal complaint against our new mate and his kin. He has asked for a cull to be placed on them if they should ever return to the surface of Ximinex.”
“What’s going to happen?” Jettermane didn’t want to lose the mate he still had yet to claim.
Blayze held up the sheath of paper and tore it down the middle. “Request denied.”
“I’m more worried about what your fathers are going to say when they see me again. Will they hate me for what I have done to them? What if they didn’t want to be mated? And now they are bound together forever.”
Again Blayze laughed, “Maskel will be ecstatic that he has finally been able to publicly claim Arion. I’m not sure how Arion would react, I don’t think the man ever dreamed he would have a male for a mate.”
“Did Maskel always love my father?” Jettermane asked as he walked across the room and plonked his arse on his husbands lap.
“I think Maskel has always known who his mate was, yet when your father and your mother wed he thought he had lost his chance so he stayed away, never once ever having spoken to Arion. I once heard him tell my father that it was better this way; at least by staying away from Arion your father had a chance to be happy.”
“But what about Maskel? Didn’t he want to be happy?”
“I can’t answer that for you. This is a question you would have to ask the man yourself. Though I get the feeling your mother’s people knew about the bond between Arion and Maskel and they used it to their advantage. I have to admit Jetter that your mother’s people are not a nice family and I am glad we have nothing to do with them.”
A single tear slid down Jettermane’s face. “How can I be enough for you to love if I am descended from them?”
“Because you have more of both your father’s traits in you than you ever had of their linage. I love you because you are mine.” He kissed Jettermane’s cheek and held out an arm for Alexi to join them. “You will always be ours.”
Jettermane felt loved beyond anything he had ever known as the two men embraced him and whispered word of comfort into his ears.