Heritage Ch. 16bydonalde©
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The figure that had come out of the portal was just over seven feet tall with broad shoulders and jet-black hair, which he wore to the middle of his back. He had a ripped body that was well defined and his dark eyes showed a cruelty that sent chills down most men spine. His dark eyes surveyed the men in front of him and his lips curled into the cruel smile at the camps response. He locked eyes with the tall man that resembled him.
"Ares, how are you brother at least I thought we were brothers until now. How dare I find out that my niece; let me rephrase that my Godchild was kidnapped by someone from a bartender on Gonora. I know things are not always been easy between us, but did you think for one damn minute I would not come and assist you in rescuing one of my family. Now what can I do to help? I have 75,000 men organized and three days I could have tripled that if needed. I also have three sections of my personal enforcers waiting to find out who has her. Give me 12 hours and you can make a necklace out of his balls," Alfred demanded angrily.
"Alfred, you made it clear that you did not want to be involved in family politics. I am glad you are here; do you remember Mordrick. He is in charge," Prince Ares replied coolly.
Alfred recalled the first time he had met Mordrick and Arteria it was at the harvest ball and his father had spotted Arteria early in the evening and knew she was with Mordrick. It was no secret how protective he was of her. He had once killed a crown prince of Palmoria for hitting Arteria after she had slapped him for being too forward. Mordrick literally tore the man to pieces using his claws.
Arteria and Mordrick had danced several dances and they decide to sit one out to get some refreshments. Mordrick had gone to retrieve a couple cups of punch. That is when Alfred's father made his ill-advised move. He went up to Arteria, when she stood to greet him properly, he stepped in and started molesting her through her clothes. Arteria pulled a dagger that was concealed within her brooch; and placed it at the junction of his legs. She had promised to change him into her sister if he did not remove his hands.
Of course Arteria, who was now insulted was neither discrete nor quiet. Mordrick heard Arteria's angry comment and flipped-out. He flew across the room while changing into half Dragon form. He collided with King Blackstone with such force that the king was dazed. Mordrick had carried both His father and himself to the wall and had slammed his majesty into the wall holding almost a foot off of the ground by his throat. Mordrick had bit deeply into the king's skin and the king's blood was now streaming down Mordrick's arm. "If you ever put your slimy pawls on her again, I shall remove your flesh from your bones an inch at a time." Mordrick shouted.
What Mordrick failed to realize was that the dagger that Arteria had pressed between the Kings legs had cut through his pants and into delicate parts beneath.
It took a lot of fast-talking by his brother and sister to prevent it from escalating any further. Mordrick wanted to face the king on the field of honor and the king was screaming for both Mordrick's and Arteria's blood. The only thing that kept the guards at bay was Margaret boldly interceding. Alfred had helped to protect his sister, only because it was the most entertainment he'd had at one of these droll events in his life. Mordrick threatening to kill anyone who touched Arteria and Arteria was threatening to kill anyone who touched Mordrick.
After a lot of talking Ares had convinced father that it was in his best interest to allow to them leave and bar them from returning. It took a long time for Alfred to find out exactly how his father had been cut. The dagger had bisected his dick lengthwise. Even with all of Alfred's resources, he had never been able to find out if the damage was completely repaired.
Alfred made a vow to himself that day; that he would always keep track of Mordrick and Arteria's exploits and to be ready in case they ever needed assistance. Many a dreary night was brightened up by their latest exploits. Mordrick and Arteria were among a select group of people that Alfred truly respected and liked. He had heard that they were operating on this rather dreadful realm and that they had managed to kill Atonis, but he had just recently found out the real reason for being here to protect the Greys, especially Melinda. He had a personal interest in the latter's safety.
"Lord Spellsword, how could I ever forget you after what you and your lovely Fiancé did to father? I did so enjoy watching him sweat when your lady choose to remind him of his manners. I will have to say I did approve of her target. Is that not the lovely lady herself standing with you? Greetings to you and your fine lady. I also hear congratulations are in order. Where is your lovely Ward Trinita? I do look so forward to meeting her," Alfred said with a flare.
Arteria stepped forward and curtsied while offering her hand. "Prince Alfred, it is honor to see you again," Arteria replied.
Mordrick often wondered how Alfred had managed to always be so well informed. He knew that Alfred was not the most loved of the Blackstone clan. He was practically an outcast of the family. Mordrick had always liked and respected Alfred, though he was not as close to him as he was with Ares. "Prince Alfred, and good to see you as well," Mordrick said as he bowed to him.
Alfred took Arteria's offered hand and kissed it lightly. "The honors all mine, my lady," Alfred replied smoothly. He then offered his hand to Mordrick as he said, "I am glad that you are here. Now, how may I be of assistance?"
"Prince Alfred, as much as I would love to say for you to go ahead, send your men and to please bring me Lord Malacoda's balls, I am unwilling to risk your niece. Would you be willing to provide us with 15,000 of your troops to add to our honor guard at three sections of your personal enforcers? That I can lay out my plans so we can all discuss them." Mordrick responded while shaking the hand that was offered to him.
Alfred nodded his agreement and then left to arrange for the troops. He also decided to send a few of his best enforcers to keep a discreet eye or Lord Malacoda; he would inform Mordrick when he got back. Alfred had seriously considered just handling the problem himself but he saw the wisdom and Mordrick's way of thinking. He knew he would never forgive himself if something happened to his Godchild.
Mordrick pulled Arteria to the side and gave her a quick hug. "My love, I need your help. I understand you're over whelming need to defend me but please choose your battles wisely. This stays between you and I love, yes, Melinda did hurt the chances for success, but she didn't do it out of malice; we have to remember she is not a soldier or warrior. She is a sheltered child in a woman's body and yes I know she is older than us but she hasn't had chance to live on her own she has always had someone to guide her and hold her hand when a decision needed to be made please give her slack; love. In the long run, I think that Jezebel's idea may even work out better than the original. I hate to do this to you but I am going to have to take you off the strike team. I will let Prince Alfred lead it. I have a special duty for you I want you to handle Jezebel and keep her safe she is risking a lot for us and she is going to be extremely vulnerable," Mordrick explained quietly.
"I would do anything for you my love. I will keep her safe and make sure she is protected. I will make peace with Melinda, but if Greagor raises a hand to my daughter I will cut him into small pieces and feed him to Elisia's cat and no one will stop me," Arteria promised.
"I love you darling and I know you will try, but I doubt the cat will want his rotten ass," Mordrick said with a laugh then he kissed her.
"Love you too Mord," Arteria replied while laughing even though she did her best to stifle it.
Mordrick and Arteria walked back into the tent arm in arm, as soon as Melinda saw them she rushed over to apologize for everything. The three of them promised to meet up later and work out everything between them. As soon as Alfred returned Mordrick called the meeting to order and he went over the plan with everyone, including all of the changes. Mordrick was pleased when Alfred pulled him to the side and told him he had a couple of spies watching Malacoda. Alfred also informed him that his spies estimated he had between 5000 and 7000 troops being prepared for the negotiations.
Mordrick informed Alfred privately that he did not want Malacoda to leave the negotiations alive. He asked Alfred to have a few of his enforcers keep their bows trained on Malacoda at all times and he made it clear that Jezebel was not to be hurt. Mordrick also explained that he was going to challenge Malacoda and his enforcers were to take the shot if Malacoda try to leave before that or if anything went wrong at the negotiations. Alfred promised Mordrick that no matter what Malacoda was a dead man and would not be leaving the negotiations. Alfred once again remembered just how much he liked Mordrick and how much of the kindred spirit they were.
Melinda had noticed Alfred when he first arrived through the portal. The most striking thing she noted about him was his eyes; she could feel his pain just by looking in his eyes. Melinda had not failed to notice how easy he was on the eyes with his broad shoulders and those muscles that seemed to ripple every step. She had always been a sucker for man with long dark hair. Even though normally she did not care for men with facial hair, she could not help but love his goatee and mustache. She wondered to herself that the mustache with tickle when he kissed her. In addition, his deep masculine voice was like needed to her ears. As soon as the meeting was over she went to Mordrick," So are you going to introduce me?" She asked coyly.
Mordrick quickly hit his surprise. "Sure Melinda; Prince Alfred Blackstone may I present Lady Melinda the Grey," Mordrick said formally.
Melinda offered her hand as she curtsied while batting her eyelashes. "It is a privilege, Prince Alfred," Melinda said just above a whisper.
Alfred was unprepared for her eyes; they looked like the purest blue jewels. He had never seen such compassion and innocence. He felt as if he was drowning in them. He gently took her hand and kissed a little longer than necessary but not so long as to be improper. The whole time they stood there his eyes never left hers. "Lady Grey the rumors of your beauty fall far short. The honor and privilege is all mine. Please call me Alfred," he said in such rich baritones that he sent shivers down Melinda spine.
You could have knocked Mordrick over with a feather. He discreetly looked over at Greagor and Elisia and could see the shock and anger radiating off them. He next glanced over to Arteria who was standing next to Jezebel and the two of them were fighting very hard to stifle the amusement. Mordrick rolled his eyes and sighed. "Prince Alfred will you be able to get me that information?" Mordrick inquired trying to get his attention.
Prince Alfred, struggle to break his eyes from Melinda. He turned to Mordrick with a blank look on his face. "Information? Umm yes, I... I will have it for you by supper if that is acceptable?" Alfred struggled to say. After he took a moment to recompose himself, he turned back to Melinda. "May I have the privilege of dining with you this evening?" Alfred inquired.
"I would be honored," Melinda replied blushing.
"Will six be all right?" Alfred requested happily.
"Six would be perfect," Melinda responded dreamily.
"I shall be counting the minutes until then, my lady," Alfred softly said.
Alfred turned to leave and was almost bowled over by a very enthusiastic young elven maiden. He reached out and grabbed her to keep her from falling over. "My, what a pretty young maiden we have here. May I have the privilege of knowing the name of such a rare flower?" Alfred asked with a smile.
Trinita blushed and looked down at the ground. "My name is Trinita; Prince Alfred," Trinita timidly said as she curtsied.
Alfred knelt down, placed a finger under her chin, and gently raised her eyes to his. "Why would you deny me the pleasure of looking into such lovely eyes, my lady? From all accounts, I have heard you are a strong and brave young lady with the heart of a lion and the beauty of a goddess. Never be afraid to look anyone in the eyes, my lady," Alfred said just above a whisper.
Alfred gently took her hand in his and lightly brushed his lips over her knuckles. "You are truly a rare orchard, it has been an honor to meet you my lady," Alfred whispered as he rose.
Everyone watched in astonishment at Alfred's treatment of Trinita; they had never seen him so gentle or considerate. While he had never been cruel he had always maintained an air of indifference around even his nieces and nephews. Everyone wondered what had caused Alfred to change all the suddenly.
Trinita was all the giggles as she went to Mordrick. "Daddy, can I go with Retquil to the other camp?" Trinita asked excitedly.
"You sure can sweetie. Please mind your manners and listen to Retquil." Mordrick replied with a smile.
She gave Mordrick a quick hug and kiss before doing the same with Arteria. Trinita was quickly out the door. Mordrick could not help but laugh. By the gods when she smiled at him like that, no matter what else was wrong the world, everything seemed right for that moment. Mordrick grabbed Arteria around her waist and reminded her about the forgotten rendezvous the night before. Jezebel quickly excused herself stating that she had to hurry because she was meeting Srenias for drinks. Mordrick and Arteria quickly went to their tent to retrieve a blanket before heading off into the woods for some privacy.
**** Melinda went to the cave to find something to wear for this evening when Elisia and Greagor came stalking in. Elisia's displeasure was evident. "How dare you throw yourself at that... that man like that? He is evil and dangerous! Have you seen his eyes?" She angrily said.
"Yes mother, I saw his eyes. They're gorgeous but they are dimmed by the pain and anguish he feels. What is your problem? After all, I am only having dinner with him; it is not as if I'm going to elope with him. Well at least not tonight," Melinda calmly replied.
"W...W...what do you mean not tonight! Have you lost your mind? He is as evil as Malacoda. In fact, I would not be surprised, if he was in league with him. Damn you Mordrick for bringing the Blackstone bunch into this," Elisia spluttered, her face flushed with anger.
"Alfred Blackstone is a cad, he is no good. Melinda, I bet you think there is good in everyone, but he is just a monster. He has done unspeakable atrocities. Do you know what his enforcers are? They are nothing more than thugs and assassins. I'm telling you his show here was nothing more than an act," Greagor explained trying to remain calm.
Melinda continued her preparation, while her parents continue to berate her and repeatedly expounded on every bad point or deed they could attribute to Alfred real or imagined. For over an hour, she quietly listened. The final straw was when her mother compared Alfred to Weslin.
Melinda became pissed when her mother made the remark; that she would rather see Melinda marry someone like Weslin than Alfred. "Mother! You know half of what you and father are saying is untrue. I would be able to tell that even without my powers. You trying to say that Weslin is a better choice for me as a husband is not only insulting, but it is an out and out lie. Now if you two are quite done I would like to take a bath before my dinner engagement," Melinda angrily stated.
Greagor was beyond incensed with Melinda's strange attitudes. She would have normally backed out of the date at his first objection and now not only was she disobeying him, but also was not even paying attention to him. "Young lady you will listen to me! I forbid you to go out with the likes of him. You will cancel that date now." Greagor demanded.
"Father I am not a child that you can forbid from doing whatever I wish to do. Now just you remember that I am an adult and have been for many centuries. I am tired of you and mother controlling my life so this is how it is going to work; once I am done here I am going with Mordrick and Arteria, and if I choose Alfred. That's right; I choose not you," Melinda said; her voice soft but firm.
Elisia had never been so angry in her life, how dare Melinda disobey her and her father. Elisia back-handed Melinda was such force that she raised and angry welt on the side of her face. "You will obey us, or else," Elisia ordered angrily.
****** Mordrick led Arteria into the woods and found a nice secluded spot, he laid out the blanket. He wrapped his arms around her and started with light kisses slowly deepening them. The two lovers took their time learning each other's body. Their tongues started to duel with each other as they held on to each other. The maelstrom of kisses that followed was turning the embers of passion into a raging inferno of need and desire. Mordrick started planting light kisses along Arteria's jaw line working his way to her right ear.
Arteria unbuttoned his pant and lowered them. She wrapped her hand around his hard member and stroked it alternating the speed and pressure. Mordrick moaned in pleasure as he lowered her pants and slid his hand inside of her panties rubbing his finger along the length of her weeping slit while he used his thumb to massage her clit. Mordrick maneuvered himself out of her grip before he lost control and the fun was stopped before it even started. He finished undressing her and laid her down on the blanket. He had wanted to go slower; their need was over whelming but he wouldn't be denied a tasting her. He quickly finished undressing himself and knelt down in between her legs.
Mordrick took a long slow lick up the length of her slit causing Arteria to quiver in anticipation. He then parted her nether lips and licked up and down her length a few times before latching on to her clit and gently sucking on it while he slipped his finger into her and began sawing it in and out each time he went in he would wiggle his finger across the sensitive g-spot after stroking her a few times he added a second finger and started alternating between sawing in and out and do the come hither movement with his finger and the while sucking and nibbling on her clit. He used his other hand to massage her breast and tweak her nipple. He would switch between the breasts every few moments. Arteria's first orgasm hit her hard and she screamed as the waves of pleasure crashed in on her.
Mordrick did not slow for even a second and if anything, increased the suction on her clit pushing to higher heights of ecstasy. Mordrick slid his finger out of her pussy and started fuck her with his tongue. He slid his hand down from her breast to play with her clit and gently slipped one of his wet fingers into her ass. The sensation over loaded her and she quickly crashed into a serious of small orgasms as she built to one that started deep within her and crashed down on her like a tsunami. It took everything Mordrick had to keep his mouth on her as she screamed through her orgasm.
Arteria was being driven out of her mind with desire as Mordrick kept up his assault. He started using his tongue to explore every nook and cranny of her pussy while he constantly strummed on her clit with his thumb. Mordrick face was saturated from her. Arteria began to beg for him to stop but he wanted to send her over the edge one last time before he fucked her. Arteria, now mad with desire, grabbed Mordrick by his hair and ears and dragged him up to where she could look at him in the eyes.