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Never Enough (Drake X MC)
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Her fingers shook as she lifted a dangly earring to her left lobe.copyright protection88PENANAe03X3R4Ncv

Shit, she cursed, missing her piercing and jabbing her ear hard.copyright protection88PENANAjKlgrmqAWI

It wasn’t her fault she could barely see through the haze of tears clouding her eyes. She sobbed, finally free to cry after she had sent Hana away from her dressing room. This should be the best day of her life, shouldn’t it?copyright protection88PENANAi3zPI9Sqdr

I mean, she was marrying a fucking prince. A real one! As a bonus, Prince Liam was honestly one of the nicest people she had ever met. She felt a wave of nausea roll through her body as she steadied herself. Just a few months ago, she was a waitress struggling to pay rent month to month in New York.  Now she was going to be the queen. Like an actual queen!copyright protection88PENANAbssfpw6ukj

The feelings coursing through her were muddled: confusion, sadness, doubt, and the ever present guilt. She groaned, leaning down onto her vanity, her head resting on her forearms.copyright protection88PENANAZD4lUvIl6E

Did Cinderella ever feel like this? Even with everything – the outfit, the shoes, the jewelry, the prince – did it sometimes feel like it just wasn’t right when everything was right? Riley shot up when her phone buzzed loudly, breaking her thoughts.copyright protection88PENANA4oIDerM7S0

A text from Drake. copyright protection88PENANAy3t1iTxpnR

She inhaled sharply, sliding her finger across the screen to unlock her phone. What if Cinderella had fallen in love with someone else… a stable boy, maybe. Or a driver. Or even just the prince’s best friend?  She gulped. Would it still be the quintessential love story if that had happened? Could the prince actually be the wrong choice? copyright protection88PENANAJnvNIqjqLp

She blinked several times, trying to get her watery eyes to focus on what she was reading: Are you ok? They told me you sent Hana away a while ago.copyright protection88PENANA5QOOt3fga7

That did it. Why couldn’t he be mean? Distant even? Why did he always, always have to show her that he was there for her, especially at times she wished she could hate him? A fat tear broke the barrier, and then she couldn’t stop herself from crying. A sob escaped her throat, as she put a hand over her mouth, trying to keep quiet.copyright protection88PENANAhJaLKtEhS2

She was the queen to be, a hundred guards were probably listening to this room at all times. She heard a hesitant knock behind her before the door creaked open.copyright protection88PENANA9BpEp74IyQ

Please, she thought, please let it be anyone, anyone but him. copyright protection88PENANA7DGWsaZHr9

She heard footsteps and the door close. The smell of pine and the woods invaded her senses. No such luck. She knew it was him before she turned around. He placed a hand tentatively on her shoulder.copyright protection88PENANAOJSZuCt9Um

“Brooks…?” his voice was a timid whisper. She could feel the concern in his voice and it made her angry. He had no right to feel that much concern when her own fiancé was clueless.copyright protection88PENANAb4YAInIN5h

She whipped around, sadness and tears replaced by anger. “What? What Drake? What are you here to say to me now, damn it?”copyright protection88PENANAEdUkanv94X

If he was surprised by her sudden anger, he didn’t show it. He was looking down, his hands in his pockets. He looked up to her, finally making eye contact. The sadness in his eyes made her sigh, guilt bubbling in her stomach once again. How many people will you hurt, Riley? copyright protection88PENANAjTGbTbOnkJ

Her breath hitched as she took him in. He was fully dressed, the perfect best man. His long hair was pushed back, a few pieces still stubbornly falling on his face. He was wearing a fitted charcoal grey suit with a thin black tie, accentuating how wide his muscular shoulders were. A single yellow rose was pinned to his lapel. He looked devastatingly, unfairly handsome.copyright protection88PENANAJwNH7w5Pjb

She closed her eyes, trying to hold herself back from so many things: yelling at him, crying at him, and most importantly, from pulling him close and kissing that stupidly sad look off his face.copyright protection88PENANA6Xp1izoNIt

When she opened her eyes again, she noticed he was looking at her. “You look beautiful,” he breathed, his eyes moving down her dress before darting to the large engagement ring on her left ring finger. His shoulders slumped, almost imperceptibly. copyright protection88PENANAL2nrdgD2EY

“Thank you,” Riley looked down at her clothing, turning back towards the mirror. Her wedding dress was impossibly lacy, impossibly fitted and impossibly white. Lily-like lace spilled over her shoulders, her fitted bodice hugging her curves until below her knees, where the dress expanded with an exaggerated train. Her hair was up with loose tendrils framing her face, an official Cordonian crown shining gold amidst the thick darkness of her raven hair. She looked at her face in the mirror, trying to ignore Drake staring behind her. Shit. copyright protection88PENANALnuz5B5aro

Her perfect eyeliner was smudged, dripping down her eyes. This will be fun to explain to my makeup stylist. She tried to rub it off her cheeks gingerly, but just managed to make more of a mess. “Shit,” she said out loud this time.copyright protection88PENANAmymLAFkZt3

“Here,” he pulled a handkerchief from his pocket and dipped it in a glass of water, pulling her to him. He held her face with one hand and rubbed her cheek delicately. He ran his thumb over her face when he was done, his eyes meeting hers for a moment before he pulled away. “Good as new.”copyright protection88PENANAte5QGj7jlL

She could feel her eyes welling up again. No, she thought angrily, not good as new. Her face tingled where his fingers had just been, she could feel unwelcome heat swelling inside her body. She shook her head, trying to snap out of it.  copyright protection88PENANAh78MGeoLpP

“What are you doing here, Drake?” her voice was cold and biting.copyright protection88PENANAaLoxwZcRYF

“I heard you crying. I just…wanted to make sure everything was ok.”copyright protection88PENANAVrU0iAkpTG

She looked at him hard, her eyes as cold as her voice, “You know damn well everything is not okay, Drake,” she hissed, “you know damn well this is a mistake. Tell me this is a mistake, Drake.” copyright protection88PENANAabNjXuxlgX

His expression was unreadable. “Brooks, if my interactions with you bother you, I can leave. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize me being here was a mista—“copyright protection88PENANAbqIAYeza6x

“No!” she interrupted, her hands went to fists at her sides, “No! Don’t! You can’t possibly be this stupid. You know damn well what I mean. This wedding, Drake. This marriage to Liam,” her anger subsided as she faced him and whispered, “It’s a mistake, Drake.”copyright protection88PENANAQ1ZK2hkmHe

They had tried to avoid anything doing anything that would hurt Liam. Drake’s loyalty shone through and through, he had pushed Riley away at every chance he had to be with her. Other than a few stolen moments, he had held strong, keeping her at arm’s length.copyright protection88PENANA2SpQbmkJIA

The sane part of Riley knew that she should give up, that he was making it clear nothing would happen between them. That’s why she had said yes to Liam. As a bonus, saying yes to Liam also meant that she didn’t have to break his heart – she never wanted that. So why did the prince’s best friend have such a hold on her?copyright protection88PENANAGT1ptZE3aK

Drake had never been obvious about his feelings, and Liam was incredibly obvious about his feelings to her. But somewhere…somewhere deep in her heart she knew she wasn’t making this up. She knew there was something between them, something inexplicable.copyright protection88PENANAA0MALOS5az

Then there was the unity tour. A stupid attempt to rally the Cordonian people, a royal wedding! How much every smile and wave had hurt her, made her feel like a fraud, made her want to run into Drake’s seemingly unwilling arms. All of it was a well-crafted lie, one she’d even tried to believe herself. But here, in the silence of morning, in front of Drake – this was real. These feelings were the truth. copyright protection88PENANAkdrJ4D5omO

Drake was looking at her, his eyes unwavering. She sighed, “You know it’s a mistake. I have to believe you do.”copyright protection88PENANAZ3H0sb06ea

He closed the distance between them in two long strides, pulling her face up and kissing her hard. His tongue found his way into her mouth and it searched her, learned her, pulled her in. His long fingers splayed on the small of her back, tugging her in closer to him. She moaned into his mouth, finally letting herself melt into him.copyright protection88PENANARPaDqVri1C

His face leaned down, lips running up and down her neck, kissing her along her shoulders, back up to her jaw. Riley was bewitched. She heard the sound and crescendo of an orchestra in her mind, it was indescribable, the release of months of tension. “Riley,” he breathed into her cheek, moving to kiss her lips again.copyright protection88PENANARlQj4UWaij

She pushed herself against him, gasping, wanting more, wanting all of him.copyright protection88PENANAYimGiPSiW7

He held her steady with his arms, still wrapped around her waist. His hands moved up to cup her face, deepening the kiss for a minute before pulling away, his eyes searching hers.copyright protection88PENANAtNXDrnzSFA

“Good bye,” he whispered, turning to leave and shutting the door behind him abruptly.copyright protection88PENANAvxWlQ1fNby

The silence after he left was deafening. Riley stood still for a few moments, staring at the door behind him in shock. He was really gone. She crossed her arms over her middle, hunching over, feeling the heat behind her eyes again. How could she have been so foolish? Drake hadn’t kissed her to acquiesce, to take her away – he had kissed her to say good bye.copyright protection88PENANA6aRsR9iKsf

The thought of never seeing him again made Riley’s stomach hurt. But he’s made his decision. She walked back to her vanity, picking up the earring she hadn’t managed to get on before.  Now it’s time to make mine. copyright protection88PENANARW2Ozuc8nS

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He was finally at his room, breathing heavily. Since leaving Riley, he had been running the entire way. He glanced at his watch. The wedding was still hours away. Drake needed some courage before he could face Liam and tell him he couldn’t be there. He swallowed hard, rummaging through his things before finally coming across a bottle of whiskey Liam had given him for being best man. He ignored the irony and guilt in his stomach, opening the bottle and taking a deep gulp.copyright protection88PENANA3a3UDV4VFx

He had just done the hardest thing he’d ever done in his life. He turned down and ran away from the person he loved.copyright protection88PENANAaxtdm2Hyb4

He took another few swigs before leaning back and lying on his bed. This was the right thing to do. Riley came here for Liam, and Liam deserved the world. copyright protection88PENANArVXRBb7iFb

His best friend had saved him. When no one was there to help Drake, Liam was. How could he spit in his face, in the face of their friendship, and take away the woman he loved? copyright protection88PENANAbIlfDYaHUQ

Guilt knotted through his stomach. Even kissing Riley was unforgivable, how could he have let it get so far? He closed his eyes, willing his jumbled mind to focus.copyright protection88PENANAe5oHiKK0jW

He remembered the taste of her lips, the way her neck curved with her hair pinned up…. And, as guilty as he felt, he knew if he had another chance, he’d have kissed her again and again. He’d never regret that choice.copyright protection88PENANA5KR2BtdJLT

He spent nearly an hour drinking, rehearsing what he’d say in his head, and hoping beyond all hope that Riley and Liam could find happiness. I’m the thorn in their side, the reason their relationship couldn’t flourish.copyright protection88PENANAVXCgcffnWa

So he would run. So they could be happy, he would leave, and he would never come back.copyright protection88PENANAdafBSymCzF

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Thoroughly buzzed, Drake knocked sharply on Liam’s door for just a moment before barging in. There he was, his best friend, sitting on a cushioned sofa.  He was holding a golden crown that he placed to the side as he turned to face the door. “Drake?”copyright protection88PENANANFDpWQFcdB

Drake felt his heart in his throat. Though this wouldn’t be as bad as saying good bye to Riley, this was probably the last time he’d see his best friend. His brother. copyright protection88PENANAnrMD3FbqiL

Ever.copyright protection88PENANA5Rpvi6wd0h

“Liam,” he looked around nervously, “I need to talk to you. Please,” he held up his hands as Liam started to speak, “please let me finish.”copyright protection88PENANATOXxeTnT6B

He closed his eyes. He couldn’t look at Liam when he said this, “I’m sorry. I…I have to go. I can’t be your best man. We both know I don’t belong there anyway, rubbing shoulders with all that royalty. I’ve been a thorn in your side since you took me in nearly a lifetime ago. It’s time for me to go, for good.”copyright protection88PENANAvt3h66Xiwf

He sighed, opening his eyes. “I’m sorry Liam. I hope you can forgive me in your heart. I hope whoever takes my place, whoever becomes your friend, is worthy of you like I couldn’t be.”copyright protection88PENANA3C7t8pzFCz

Drake exhaled. None of that had gone how he planned, but it was done. He looked at Liam, waiting for a response.copyright protection88PENANAWwoT3CNqvT

Liam looked concerned and thoughtful. “Drake…do you… do you love Lady Riley?”copyright protection88PENANA20n5itcgMJ

Drake inhaled sharply. He was not expecting this.copyright protection88PENANAvPlCju2S9F

“I….. what?”copyright protection88PENANAs5bQZetNFY

Liam sighed, smiling sadly. He pointed to the crown on the sofa beside him. “Well, Lady Riley just gave me a near identical speech. Telling me she couldn’t go to the wedding, telling me she had to go and never come back.”copyright protection88PENANAGIZ4NixZyk

Drake sat down on the sofa beside Liam quickly, feeling his legs shake a little. “What?”copyright protection88PENANAJ3a5GtzJmI

Liam looked tired, “It hurts, I won’t lie. But…” he paused, looking thoughtful, “but I don’t think I felt quite as sad as you just looked.”copyright protection88PENANApOOAFOP8Bv

Drake was still silent, staring straight ahead. Liam continued, “If I’m honest with myself, I’m not sure what exactly I felt for Lady Riley. She’s beautiful, kind, smart, funny….. but despite my ego being a bit bruised, I find myself surprisingly relieved, to be honest. Maybe it wasn’t love, maybe I don’t know what love is.”copyright protection88PENANA7id7m1pU1X

Liam shrugged, sinking back into the sofa.copyright protection88PENANAeK1oPIRosd

“Where is she, Liam?” Drakes voice was soft but urgent.  The prince’s eyes widened in realization.copyright protection88PENANA7R2VrIKhRl

The corners of Liam’s mouth pulled up into a small smile. “I don’t know, my friend. I’m willing to bet you do, though.  You should probably go find her.” He nodded knowingly.copyright protection88PENANANYD0601vU2

Drake put his hand on Liam’s shoulder. “Are you…”copyright protection88PENANAt8NvwCeo0G

“Sure? Yes. I should have seen it. She’s perfect for you. She puts you in your place. She challenges you. She’s down to earth.” Liam laughed, shaking his head, “and she looked just as sad as you did when she left just 15 minutes ago.”copyright protection88PENANAB8xE3ZmNhd

“Liam, I…” Drake smiled, barely.copyright protection88PENANA94cN5jN6OI

“I’m sorry I didn’t see it,” Liam sighed, “I guess I was a bit busier being a prince than a friend. Go get her, Drake. Go. Just please come back at some point. ”copyright protection88PENANA9iQWOnz2Lz

Drake nodded, walking in quick clipped steps out of the palace, breaking out into a run as he got outside.copyright protection88PENANAInIg2MgpAx

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He didn’t know where he was going, but if the cool Cordonian breeze was the wind on his back, Liam’s acceptance was the breath in his lungs. He had newfound stamina, and he wasn’t going to stop until he found her.copyright protection88PENANA2XgTT4gs62

His legs pumped, hitting the pavement over and over. He ran past neighborhoods, streets he knew, restaurants he had gone to with Liam. Everything was filtered sepia by his feelings, everything was beautiful, but everything was urgent.copyright protection88PENANA2PqL5sxlS7

He ran for miles before he had to stop, breathing heavily. He leaned over, feeling the burn running through the length of his legs. He looked up.copyright protection88PENANATvQuknbtIZ

The beach.copyright protection88PENANArKWIDQMUjT

He cursed internally. What the hell was he doing here?copyright protection88PENANAXmIn7OQEaI

Sighing, he took his formal shoes off and walked in the sand. At least I can think here, figure out what my next move is. copyright protection88PENANAL3eCyz0K2I

As he sauntered towards the water, his tired legs sinking in the sand, he stopped dead in his tracks.copyright protection88PENANAJutFc7wZ1P

A vision in white, she sat at the edge of a low dock, only 10 feet away from him. She had hiked up her dress, feet dangled over the edge, her toes skimming the water. Her hair was down now, loose curls swaying in the sea breeze.copyright protection88PENANASZcBmjpdXA

“Riley…” his voice was soft, but traveled far in the wind like a whisper.copyright protection88PENANAWJDambJmWM

She turned to look at him, her eyes red with tears, widening in shock. “Drake?” She stood up abruptly, her dress falling back to her bare feet, to face him.copyright protection88PENANA4FhxluERtG

He found the strength to run to her, his hand softly grazing her cheek as they met. “You said no to Liam…for me?” it was half hope, half incredulous.copyright protection88PENANAHmFTX2cnga

Riley sighed, pushing Drake away.copyright protection88PENANAXdUBogN7CJ

 “I said no to Liam for me,”  she corrected. She looked irritated. “I said no for me because I’m in love with you. I couldn’t do that to myself. And though I wish I had better timing, I couldn’t do that to Liam, either.”copyright protection88PENANAUHocfKGTBa

Her shoulders slumped over as she started to turn away. “You made your answer clear, though. If you’re here to beg me to reconsider Liam, save your breath. I’ve made my decision.” She looked out towards the ocean, her back to him, the breeze lifting the clean scent of shampoo in her hair to Drake’s nostrils.copyright protection88PENANAzjxfcvhpSx

She loves me.copyright protection88PENANAAQKur8Lego

Never in his wildest dreams had he allowed to think this could happen. Sure, thick as he could be, even he could tell that Riley cared for him…but love?copyright protection88PENANAYb5nok75eJ

His moved closer to her, hands resting on her hips, his front to her back. He leaned down and kissed her tenderly, her shoulder, her neck, her cheek. She turned around to look at him, her eyes wide.copyright protection88PENANAfO2N3filEb

“What does this mean, Drake?”copyright protection88PENANASe1DJtMuI3

He groaned, unable to keep his hands off her, even when there were important discussions to be had. He pulled her close to him, kissing her lips softly, his hands running up and down her sides. She melted into him again, deepening the kiss, her eyes closed. He pulled away reluctantly, breathing heavily.copyright protection88PENANATHfY4DjbIx

“It means…. God, Riley, I don’t even know. Every fiber in my body wants you, needs you, loves you,” he leaned down to kiss her again, “and my heart can barely handle even considering you feel the same.”  copyright protection88PENANAVYlXLpc4KR

Her arms went around him, squeezing firmly, her face buried in his chest as she let out a long sigh. “I knew it. I knew it couldn’t just be in my head.” She looked up at him, a shy smile on her face.copyright protection88PENANAfD6hhQL4ku

He closed his eyes, his lips turned downward. “Brooks…. Are you sure? I know I sound like a broken record but, you’d never want for anything with Liam. Neither would your kids. Or your kid’s kids.”copyright protection88PENANA7ebncf1vrK

Riley rolled her eyes. “I swear, Walker, this is the last time I’m going to tell you. Yes. Yes I’m damn sure,” she glared at him before continuing, “or I sure as hell wouldn’t have called off a royal wedding.”copyright protection88PENANA3mIpjuOwyz

He leaned down and kissed her again and again. The feelings in his body were overwhelming, he couldn’t tell if he wanted to cry, or laugh, or scream. “I love you, Brooks,” he whispered, “I love you so damn much. When I saw you in that dress… I wanted to be the one to marry you and have you, forever.” copyright protection88PENANAoOcu6tlRxF

Riley stiffened in his arms.copyright protection88PENANAlFUw36L4Cc

Shit, he thought, have I gone too far? We haven’t really dated, only kissed a few times, and…definitely haven’t consummated our relationship. copyright protection88PENANAOGzx5S1UpA

She looked at him, the brightness of her eyes overwhelming as she searched his. “What?”copyright protection88PENANAtNpFiv9DmH

He gulped.copyright protection88PENANAjImdeqk0uX

He could tell her he had gotten carried away. He could tell her he meant in the future – far in the future. But as he looked down at her, her eyes expectant, wearing that white dress…he knew he couldn’t lie.copyright protection88PENANAdjDMQJFSD5

Riley,” he breathed, “I’m sorry if it’s too fast, but honestly…. it’s kind of felt like a lifetime of hiding my feelings. Yeah, I want to marry you. It’s not like I’m proposing now, but….”copyright protection88PENANAt6TSMbnVPK

She bit her lip, pausing only for a second before she leaned up to kiss him softly. Pushing him away, she grabbed her skirt to lean down, getting solidly on one knee. She took his hand and squeezed it lightly. Thinking she had stumbled, he tried to pull her back up, but she shook her head. His eyes widened in confusion.copyright protection88PENANAC9sZnHpHIU

“Drake Walker,” she whispered, looking into his deep brown eyes, “I know nothing about this is normal, so I’m just leaning into it. I was engaged to your best friend. We’ve barely kissed. But…” she trailed off, her face breaking out into a smile, “I love you, Drake Walker. I love you. I’ve loved you for a long time.”copyright protection88PENANAEWdiJ31pVF

His eyes widened again, before she saw the corners of his mouth tug up into a small smile.copyright protection88PENANAuoLnhyzEtp

“Even though I had my suspicions that there was something here, I said yes to Liam because some part of me thought you didn’t want me.  And if I was here in Cordonia, even if I was with Liam, I knew I’d still be able to see you. But ultimately, none of it was enough, Drake. None of the titles, or money, or beautiful parties…. without you, it was never enough.”copyright protection88PENANAp6yS6VAvDi

Riley wasn’t sure, but she could almost swear Drake’s eyes were a bit shinier than before. “So I say now, Mr. Walker…. will you marry me?”copyright protection88PENANApifDBZGCoC

He pulled her up into a fervent kiss, smashing his body against hers, lifting her off her feet. “It would be my honor, Lady Riley,” he whispered breathlessly, “whenever, however, and wherever you want.”copyright protection88PENANAiT13giCQX6

“Well, how about now?” she grinned, “I mean, I am wearing a white dress.”copyright protection88PENANAgmcOejKPOo

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They called a cab from the beach and were at the courthouse within minutes.copyright protection88PENANAadEchVuTMs

The wedding was short and sweet, just like their courtship. They called up Savannah to be the witness, and got married in a courtroom with a dozen other soon-to-be married couples. They were overdressed in their royal-wedding attire, but didn’t care.copyright protection88PENANAZ2OcQ3vBTk

When Drake dipped Riley down and kissed her after they were announced as man and wife, the room erupted in cheers. As they waved good bye to Savannah and Bartie, Drake and Riley walked hand in hand outside of the city hall. “What next, Walker?” he whispered, kissing her on the cheek.copyright protection88PENANA01zHorZLZU

The sound of her new name sent shivers down her spine. She smiled, “Well, going back to the palace isn’t a great option…. maybe a hotel room?” She looked up into his eyes to gauge a reaction, longing flashing through them like a fleeting blaze.copyright protection88PENANAwa7bmp6RiS

He nodded, walking away to make a call for a reservation. They hailed a cab, sliding into the back as Drake whispered the name of the hotel to the driver so Riley couldn’t hear. “A surprise, eh?” she punched him lightly on the shoulder.copyright protection88PENANAkiV9uLd0n6

“You’ll just have to see, won’t you?”  he chuckled.copyright protection88PENANAln7U4vm4hl

Leaning back into the seat next to her, he pulled Riley close. She leaned up to give him a small peck on the cheek just as he turned to face her, deliberately making sure she found his mouth instead. His soft lips sent an ache through her body, as she tried to pull away. Instead, his fingers moved to her jaw, pulling her in deeper. His lips moved on hers feather light, his tongue finding his way into her slightly parted mouth. She turned her body to face him fully, his free hand running lightly over her thigh.copyright protection88PENANAYNw6ZTv5LO

Every few seconds, Riley would push in to him, wanting desperately to kiss him messily, for her hands to be all over him, but he held back. His slow, soft, deliberate kisses were almost impossible to handle. Her hands trembled as she grasped his biceps, squeezing with each movement of his tongue inside of her.copyright protection88PENANAY56TeBFrC3

The cab driver cleared his throat. Drake pulled away slowly, reaching into his pocket and handed the driver some cash before they scooted out of the back. Normally, Riley would have been a little embarrassed by such a public display, but she felt almost drunk with the intensity of their backseat make out. Drake squeezed her hand and led her towards the hotel, and she gasped. It was basically a series of treehouses at the edge of the city, small bungalows perched securely at the top of tall, thick trees. She could feel the threat of tears. This was the most Drake place for them to be, and that made it perfect. As he checked them in at reception, she wondered absentmindedly if coming back here on their anniversary would become a Walker family tradition.copyright protection88PENANAxXrESvaeAr

As they walked up to their room and opened the door, Riley smiled. It was rustic but chic, fluffy white pillows in a sea of dark woods and green. The soft lights of a chandelier made of branches illuminated the room dimly, casting long, spindly shadows over the bed. Riley heard Drake close the door behind them.copyright protection88PENANAAyf7Fe0bkL

“This is beautiful,” she whispered.copyright protection88PENANAZjR5c5HSxj

Drakes arms wrapped around her waist from behind, the scratch of his stubble going down her neck until he kissed her shoulder. She gasped as his hand ran tightly down the front of her body to between her thighs. They had never gotten quite this far before. His fingers rubbed her hard over her clothes, his mouth working its way up the back of her neck.copyright protection88PENANAV4gmJ9STos

“Is this ok?” he mumbled into her ear before sucking the lobe lightly.copyright protection88PENANAlZ1B6HP7Sa

Riley nodded, not able to find her voice with the overwhelming feelings going through her body. It was happening, really happening. Sex for the first time on their wedding night, the only traditional thing about their relationship. She silently prayed that they’d be compatible, though early signs were pointing to a definitive yes.copyright protection88PENANATRtKXGQEyn

He pulled away, slowly undoing the small hooks at the back of her dress, kissing each part of newly bared skin as it slid down her bare shoulders. As her dress fell with a flourish to the floor, Riley stepped out of it, turning to face Drake. His eyes ran down her body with a startling combination of lust and love.copyright protection88PENANAXureRboK4M

“Brooks,” he inhaled sharply.  copyright protection88PENANAdqMe1SWRZO

Riley blushed at the intensity of his gaze. Hana had been right to suggest the light blue bra and panty lace combo, she could see Drake’s eyes running down her body.copyright protection88PENANA1SGuDDbtiK

“Walker,” she corrected. With that, he lifted her and placed her on the bed, climbing on top, his weight supported by his forearms around her.copyright protection88PENANAQgeiv6tTQy

He kissed her deeply as she arched her body into him, ready. Months of him pulling away from her, telling her no, thinking of him through lonely nights….. she was ready.copyright protection88PENANAG3Ysi0leRk

She hastily helped him pull his clothes off, marveling at him while her eyes ran down the length of his body, broad shouldered and taut muscled. He moved a hand down to feel her, running his fingers between her thighs. He groaned. “You’re so damn wet, Riley.”copyright protection88PENANA2TdJoRmzkF

She pushed against his fingers, wanting nothing more than to have him buried deep inside of her. “You have that effect on me, Walker.”copyright protection88PENANAjbVyurEXku

He started to kiss her neck, his 5 o’clock shadow leaving red trails as it rubbed against her body. “No,” she gasped, exasperated, “I want you. All of you. Now.”copyright protection88PENANAw1yvuQvP5m

Drake’s eyes darkened with desire. Unspoken between them, they both knew there was a lifetime to take it slow. Right now wasn’t that time.  “As you wish.”copyright protection88PENANAa7foQDfddA

Taking only a second to position himself, he pushed into Riley slowly, moaning as the length of him was finally inside of her “Fuck. Fuck.”copyright protection88PENANASwLO4ffIdA

And then he moved in her, slowly at first, always careful and gentle.  His pace increased, goaded on by Riley’s long fingernails scratching his shoulders. “Faster,” she begged, and he obliged.copyright protection88PENANAdJCMe6CKWH

Within seconds they were moving erratically against one another, Riley pushing against him as he drove into her, his lips everywhere as he called out her name repeatedly. “I can’t…. God, you’re so hot, I feel so unbelievably close,” he breathed.copyright protection88PENANA66PmuG0JUd

The admission lit a fire in Riley, and she came hard, months of frustration released in one fell swoop. She arched hard against him and groaned his name. He followed with a shudder, filling her completely with himself, his eyes closed in release.copyright protection88PENANAjNK5COlRxy

Riley could feel herself smiling. Apparently, sex wasn’t going to be an issue for them. She kissed him softly on the jaw as he pulled out of her. After cleaning himself and her up, he crawled into bed, pulling her against him.copyright protection88PENANAsLi4xwbag7

“I love you, Mrs. Walker,” he whispered in her ear, kissing it lightly before closing his eyes and leaning back.copyright protection88PENANASndIKIpKsj

“And I love you,” she giggled. She wondered if the novelty of being Mrs. Walker would ever wear off. “Can you believe I was…I was getting married to Liam this morning?”copyright protection88PENANAYM6IRIxcA5

His eyes popped open. He sighed. “Really? That feels like month ago. We’ll have to have some tough conversations in the morning, but for now…” he pulled her onto his chest, her head leaning on the crook of his arm, “….this is exactly where I want to be.”copyright protection88PENANAL3R38pAjAR

She smiled. “Me too, Drake. Me too.”copyright protection88PENANArsfFbZnAKP

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Comments ( 2 )

Pam Williams - I loved it! You always capture them perfectly! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to more lol! 
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HPLM86 - Thanks, Pam!!! Definitely writing more soon <3 
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