The lace collar was itchy. The corset was tight. You tried not to breathe to hard as you saw him approaching, his lean body quick and agile. You focused your eyes on the queen, ignoring the longing to look over and see what Kai was up to.
It was the queen’s coronation ball, a special day to mark the unification of demons and humans in the kingdom. You had always thought she was fit for the role despite what others said, and you were glad for all the changes she brought to the castle. That included the recruitment of many demons from the other realm.
You weren’t entirely sure how things worked down there but you had heard that only the “goodest” of the bad were hired, whatever that meant. Either way, you had been able to make many new friends in the past couple of years, ones who were accepting and didn’t look down on you for being the stable master’s daughter.
“Boo,” a low voice whispered in your ear and made you turn. It was hard not to stiffen and let your jaw drop to the floor, so you quickly looked away instead, trying your hardest to concentrate on whatever the queen was saying.
Beside you, the handsome devil named Kai stood by your arm, back straight and arms behind his back. On any other day, he made you blush in his training uniform. But tonight, he wore a deep blue formal jacket and a gold sash branding him as one of the kingdom’s royal knights. The sight took your breath away, even if you could only see him from the corner of your eye.
“Good evening,” you whispered back.
He nudged your elbow. “I have something for you.”
Curious, you allowed yourself to peek over. “Me?” You tried to think back. It wasn’t your birthday. He didn’t owe you any favours. There weren’t any special occasions for gift giving coming up.
With a mischievous grin, Kai brought his arm forward and presented you with a small plate piled high with tarts, cakes, and biscuits.
Your eyes bugged out so much that you thought they were going to pop out of your eyes. “How did you get this? Dinner’s not even served,” you hissed.
In response, he put a finger to his lips. “It’s a secret.”
“You are…sneaky.” You put a hand over your mouth to cover your laugh and quickly took a lemon tart before anybody could see. Discreetly, you took a bite, loving the sweet and sour that mixed on your tongue followed by the flaky crust.
You noticed Kai watching you intently and looked away again. His stare was unnerving and you did not want to make a fumble of yourself on such an important night.
“Will you be needed soon?” you asked, trying to sound casual.
Kai turned to the stage. “Soon. I am waiting for your father’s signal.”
You found your old man waiting at the edge of the stairs, wringing his hands on his lap. He was to usher all the knights onto the stage when the queen’s speech was over so that they could represent the solidarity of humans and demons fighting for the good of the kingdom together.
“How are things with your father?”
Your shoulders slumped a little bit. “They’re okay.” The two of you had had a quarrel the other day when you were manning the steeds and your father was burdened about the ball. He had stopped you in the middle of your work day and lectured you once again about finding a good husband, this time on coronation night.
But the thought of meeting a man at the ball terrified you. You were dressed up in clothes that you wore once in a blue moon, with your hair swept up into a beautiful braid and your lips painted rouge. It would be like a Cinderella story if you met the man of your dreams tonight and then he had to see you dressed in pants and tunic, shovelling horse dung all day. The thought that a man might turn his face away in disgust made you want to crawl inside a hole, especially seeing all the beautiful ladies attending tonight.
Besides, you liked things the way they were, and you didn’t want to meet a new man because that might mean that your friendship with Kai would grow distant. He always mentioned how he would be slightly jealous if his wife had a male friend as close as Kai was to you. Always the gentleman, Kai said—much to your dismay—he would be willing to stay away from causing friction in a relationship when you found a husband of your own.
If that ever happened.
“He’s likely taking his stress out on you,” Kai added while taking a bite of a small tea cake. “He’s been having to deal with all of us the past two weeks and I think it’s turning his hair grey.”
You smiled because your father did seem quite nervous about today. But everything was going well so far and you knew whatever happened tonight would be for the best.
You saw your father raise his hand and wave not so subtly. “That’s your cue,” you said in a hushed tone, taking the plate of desserts out of Kai’s hand.
He rubbed his hands on his pristine white pants—a nervous habit of his—and you bit your tongue to keep from telling him that the action might dirty his pants. It was too late now.
Kai turned toward you and opened his mouth, then closed it in a smile. “You have something here.” He reached out his hand and brushed his thumb against the corner of your lips.
You sucked in a breath. Looking down, you saw a crumb fall to the floor. Though he was simply helping you keep tidy, he might as well have branded you with his touch. Your lips were warm and tingly as he walked away, cracking his neck from side to side.
You watched, starstruck as the knights lined up and stood on stage, their backs stick straight and their uniforms gleaming with badges. When the commander stepped forward to give his speech, his voice cracked and there was a slight murmur of giggles through the room. But your eyes stayed on Kai as his mouth curved in a slight smile and his gaze grazed the room to land on you.
Your cheeks felt like they were on fire, and you frantically stuffed a tart into your mouth, not caring about chewing.
“You know, he is an incubus.”
You turned to the voice and found one of the aunts of the royal family with her arms crossed and her lips pursed. You weren’t sure which aunt she was, just that she frequented the castle with her sons.
She cut you a look full of judgement. “A girl like you should not be spending so much time with the likes of him. His only goal is to ruin you, and I can see that you are already falling for the tricks up his sleeve.”
You looked down at the desserts on your plate. “It’s just a few cakes,” you muttered.
“A few cakes here, a few flowers there. All he needs to do is snap his fingers and you will be on your back in the hay bales for him.” The woman rolled her eyes. “You are blind if you think he isn’t playing this game with all the women in the castle. Do yourself a favour and find a nice stable boy who will still be willing to marry you while you’re young and untouched.”
Suddenly, the desserts made you want to vomit.
Your father didn’t say those kinds of words but wasn’t that what he meant in the end? Find someone who would be willing to marry you before you become old and alone?
You had known Kai for years now and knew from the first day that he was a demon, specifically an incubus. But was that why you were so attracted to him that you didn’t even want to entertain the thought of marriage?
You bit your lip as the audience clapped, because you didn’t want to believe the woman. Kai was not the type of person to do such a horrible thing and play with your feelings. Hell, that was why you stayed just friends with him. He had never pushed for anything other than friendship. He was just being himself.
It was simply you that fell for him.
Inwardly, you groaned and turned to leave the room. It was suddenly too stuffy and you remembered how much your dress itched and the tightness of your corset. You needed to leave and—
“Oof!” You bumped into a broad chest and steadied the cakes in your hands. An arm wrapped around your shoulders as you wobbled from the force of crashing into the man. You blinked upward, a little dazed. “How did you get back so fast?”
“I guess I used my demon speed to teleport here,” he teased with a slight shrug then switched to being serious. “You okay?”
You nodded and set the cakes down on a table before rubbing your forehead. “I’m fine. I was just going to…” What? Run back to the stables and sulk with the horses as you thought about a plan of attack for the new year so that you could get married and everybody will be happy?
Kai waited for a moment before looking around. “Did you want to dance? We can practice what we learned last month.” The two of you had inserted yourselves into a busy class held by the dance instructor that was hired for the royal family. At the back of the class, you remembered losing your breath as the two of you tried to keep up with the instructions while holding back your laughter.
The memories were fond and you were about to say yes when you saw the glare of the older woman from behind Kai’s shoulder. Quickly, you shook you head as you watched the waltz begin on the floor. “I don’t remember the steps.”
Kai’s expression fell to one of concern and mild rejection. You didn’t like doing that to him, but dancing in his arms again would make your heart soar way too high.
“Is everything all right?” he asked softly so that nobody else could hear.
Your gaze locked on his and you wondered if he could see all the emotions that were going through your mind. You wanted to tell him everything yet nothing at all because that would just make you vulnerable to him. Slowly, you shook your head, barely enough to be detectable.
He turned and held out his elbow. “Let’s go for a walk around the room then. Take my hand.”
Thoughts racing, you placed your hand on the crook of his elbow and followed him, ignoring all the gazes that seemed to follow you.
Were you what the masses considered a whore? But you had never gone to bed with a man.
Did they consider you a demon-hunter, a term for human women who slept with high-ranking demons so that she could move up the social ladder when no humans would have her? But, again, you had never slept with a human let alone a demon.
But all this time spent with Kai sure made it look like you did.
Was it wrong that you just liked being around him?
“You look very beautiful tonight,” Kai’s deep whisper interrupted your thoughts.
You blinked and your face flushed. “Thank you. You do, too.” Stuttering a little, you corrected yourself. “I-I mean, handsome. Though the clothes you wear are very beautiful.”
He chuckled and squeezed your hand. “But you’re the one getting all the lovely stares from both men and women.”
You looked around and wondered if Kai’s eyes were working properly. Those men and women were staring at her out of contempt for being with a demon, not for being attractive.
Even after all these years of mixing between the species, there was still underlying hate and prejudice beneath the surface.
“I think they are surprised to see the stable master’s daughter in a dress,” you muttered.
Kai laughed. “If I’m being honest, I was surprised, too. But you look like you want to rip it off the moment the ceremony’s over.”
“I do,” you agreed. “It’s stiff and I can barely breathe.” You tugged on the lace of your collar.
Kai squeezed your hand, tight. “Don’t do that.”
You looked over, startled by the change in his voice. It was gruff, a complete change from the soft gentleness that he usually spoke with. “What?”
He kept his stare straight ahead though now it was harder and his mouth was in a tight line. “Men are staring.”
You looked down and saw that the lace had moved a little, exposing even more of your breasts that were bound so tight that they nearly reached your chin.
Okay, that might have been an exaggeration but for somebody who barely had an breasts, this was all new to you.
And Kai was right, men were staring, and this time their eyes were focused on your breasts.
You flicked open the fan that was hanging on your wrist and fanned yourself lightly, taking care to cover your decolletage.
“This was what my father wanted, wasn’t it?” you said with chagrin. “For me to find a man who would be willing to marry me.”
“There are many men who would be happy to marry you,” Kai rushed in with his hard voice. “Lucky to marry you,” he added.
Your heart picked up its pace. “You don’t have to say that.”
“I am simply stating what I know is true.” Sometimes you wished demons weren’t so unreserved with their statements.
What could you say to that? Kai always had a way with words that made you speechless. He knew how to work his way into your heart, and you could do nothing but think about what the woman had said earlier.
“Is this your incubus side speaking to me?”
“Hmm?” He turned to you with a raised brow.
You gave him a stiff smile. “You are always such a smooth talker. It must make all the women swoon. Is that one of your demon powers?”
“No.” He gave you a slow blink and his lips curved into that mischievous grin once again. “But would you like to see some of my incubus powers?”
Did you? Honestly, yes. You had never been in contact with demons enough to witness their powers in real life. There were only a couple stories here and there about fire-breathers and levitation. It would be cool to see what Kai could do. Eagerly, you nodded.
“All right,” he replied and placed a hand over yours. “But you have to make sure you keep your hands on me or else every woman in this room might get a feel for my abilities.”
A surge of jealously bubbled in your gut and you tightened your grip.
You walked with Kai a few more steps before you were transported to a realm of darkness.
It felt like a dream.
You looked around and could only see black for miles and miles. You waited and as the seconds ticked on, your heart began to race.
“Kai?” you whispered.
And magically, he appeared before your eyes. You were relieved but only for a moment because you looked down and realized he was naked.
And you were naked.
And suddenly you wanted nothing more than to lie back and let him have his way with you. So you did.
You weren’t sure what was happening but you laid prone on the ground, your back arching up as your nipples perked. It seemed that just watching him stare down at you in such a vulnerable position was enough to get you turned on. Not to mention, his cock was standing up straight and proud.
You usually thought horses were too hung and disturbingly big but Kai’s was just…beautiful. It looked like the perfect length, with thick ridges that you were sure no human man had. The thought of that pumping inside you made your thighs quiver.
He crouched beside you and stroked your cheek, but all you wanted was his cock inside of you, and you didn’t care where. You licked your lips, ready to take him into your mouth and suck him dry.
He pressed a hand to your shoulder, pinning you to the ground with a chuckle. “This is my time to demonstrate my powers to you, not the other way around.”
You whined in protest and gave him a pout.
He shook his head. “I want you to see all the ways that I want to take you.” Your lips parted as a soft sucking sensation began between your legs and your thighs were pushed apart. “Look down,” he said.
You did as you were told and found Kai’s head between your legs, his mouth playing with your folds.
“I want to spend hours down there.” The Kai down there was busy, but his voice still filled your head. “I want to make you nice and wet for later.”
“L-later?” you panted as you felt a finger enter your slit.
Two hands appeared out of nowhere and suddenly you were flipped onto your knees, your hands holding onto an invisible wall. Kai was still sucking on your clit and pumping his fingers in and out of you, but you couldn’t turn your head to see.
Instead, another Kai materialized in front of you, his two hands rolling your nipples between his fingers.
“Later, when my cock fills your tight pussy, I want you to scream my name.”
“Kai…” you were already ready to scream his name as you felt a hollowness in your belly. You wanted to beg him to mount you like one of the stallions to the mares.
“You want it dirty like that?”
You bit your lip as your legs trembled. He was pinching your nipples hard and his fingers were also hitting the perfect spot inside you at the same time. You weren’t going to last long.
Kai’s lips found a sensitive spot on your neck. “Control your breathing. People are looking,” he murmured.
For a moment, you didn’t know what he was talking about, but then you were transported back to the ballroom and found that the tops of your breasts were heaving and you were dripping between your thighs as you continued to pace around the room with him.
You drew in a deep breath and fanned yourself, trying to cool off.
“Ready to go back?” his low voice reached your ear and you gave a small nod.
You were thrust back into the darkness again with Kai’s lips and hands all over you. You cursed because the brief break and sudden onslaught of his ministrations nearly pushed you over.
“Would you like to know what I would feel like inside you?” he purred.
You gulped and nodded, desperate to feel him stretching you open.
But then suddenly everything stopped and you let out a small whimper as you fell to your hands and knees, your heat sopping wet and your body shivering with need.
A hand tilted your chin up and you locked eyes with Kai’s handsome face.
“This is just a dream,” he said. “You are not a ruined woman if you agree to this.”
He leaned in, pressing his lips to the corner of yours. “But I want you, and I want you to know it. You have been what I longed for for years.”
You paused. “I am just a stable girl.”
“Just a stable girl?” Kai let out a breathy laugh and kissed you again, this time lingering on your bottom lip. “You are the smartest, most hard-working woman I know with the biggest heart. You treated me like a friend from the start, even though you knew I was a demon.”
Your cheeks turned red. “I might have been harbouring a slight crush.” Your cheeks turned redder still. “And I might still be harbouring that crush, but I know you are an incubus and I know you can have any woman with the snap of your fingers,” you said, quoting the older woman from earlier.
He was just a breath away and you wanted his kisses so bad, but you knew you had to finish explaining yourself.
“I was scared of getting hurt in case I was just a friend in your eyes.”
Kai’s chest rose and fell as the moments passed by. “I know you told me you wanted to wait till marriage, but would you like to know how I see you in my eyes?”
You licked your lips and he followed the gesture with his liquid stare. “Yes.”
And all at once your body was covered in white fabric and a bouquet of flowers dropped into your hands. You looked down and realized you were wearing a big wedding dress.
You scanned the area and found yourself standing alone in a garden. “Kai?”
“Boo,” a raspy voice came from behind you and you whirled around to find Kai in a black suit, his hair slicked back and his teeth shining as he smiled down at you.
“What is this?” you asked, sweeping your arms around at the rows of chairs lined up in the garden.
He scratched the back of his neck, another nervous gesture of his. “I always wondered what you would look like in a wedding dress.”
“Really?” You looked down and smiled. “I like it.”
“Mm,” he murmured, leaning down to kiss your exposed neck. “I like it, too.”
You sighed as all the arousal from earlier rushed back to you in waves every time he sucked on the spot on your neck. It was as if that caused all the other parts of your body to feel the suckling too.
Then you felt hands on your hips and something slide between your slit. Your eyes widened. “What was that?”
“It’s me again,” Kai said, raising his head. “Would you like to see?”
You nodded and the Kai in front of you disappeared. You craned your head and found him behind you, holding your hips with your dress flipped up, his thick cock slicking himself against your entrance. “You have a lot of playroom with your power,” you pointed out.
He smirked and canted his hips again. “I like making you wet and I will use all the tricks up my sleeve to do it.”
You felt fingers flicking your clit and nipples, yet Kai’s hands were anchoring your hips and your bodice was still laced up tight. This couldn’t be possible.
“If you want a hundred tongues on you, I could make that happen,” he said proudly.
A hundred might be overkill, you thought as you keeled over from the pleasure, holding on tightly to one of the chairs. Your senses were being overloaded as he teased every part of your body.
“I’m going to give you what you want, my love, don’t you worry.”
“Wait,” you moaned, reaching for one of his hands. “I’m scared I’m going to come.”
You squeezed his hand to keep from rubbing against his cock. “We are in a full ballroom.”
“No, we’re not.”
Cool air brushed your neck and you opened your eyes, finding yourself in a dimly lit garden.
“I have you.” Kai’s arm was wrapped around your shoulder, holding you as you leaned against him on a quaint wooden bench.
You could see the party through the big windows of the castle, bustling with lights and laughter. Out here, it was quiet and private, but still within view of anybody who stepped out onto the balcony.
Any onlookers would only see a man trying to comfort a poor woman.
You steadied your breathing, a little bit disappointed but at the same time relieved. “When did we come out here?”
He rubbed your flushed skin with his thumb. “When I couldn’t hide my hard-on anymore.”
“Oh…” You looked down and blushed at the sight of his length straining against his white pants. “I’m sorry about that.”
He barked out a laughed and pressed a kiss to your forehead. “I’m not the one who was two seconds away from an orgasm.”
You clutched your fan. “Is it too late?”
He cocked a brow and you jumped in your seat as you felt something prodding your core.
He pulled you in, letting you rest on his shoulder. “It’s never too late,” he murmured. “Are you ready?”
You raised your hip onto your side as if giving him more entrance though you knew he didn’t need it. Your panted against his neck as you felt his cock stretch your lips wide.
“That’s it, my love. Take all of me,” he whispered, his voice hoarse as his fingers dug into your side. “Fuck, you are so hot and tight.”
You moaned and opened your legs farther apart. “I need your tongue.”
“Where? Tell me.”
You clutched his golden sash in your hands as he pushed inside you a little more. “Everywhere.”
And suddenly you understood the beauty of a hundred tongues on your body.
You sank your teeth into his uniform to muffle your scream as tongues flicked your little nub, helping you open up wide enough to take his hard length all the way down to its base. And the ridges. Oh, the ridges. You felt them as they entered you but you felt them more as he withdrew, pulling back just enough so he could surge back into you.
“Kai!” you cried out against his lapel as you felt the first orgasm hit you. Your body shook with every thrust he made. He made sure to drive all the way to the hilt with every stroke. He ordered the tongues to change up their speed, slowing down and softening the small circles on your clit and nipples.
But he didn’t stop them. “You are so beautiful. I want to watch you come apart like this forever.” Tenderly, he kissed your forehead again, a small gesture that was so different from everything else he did to your body.
And you loved it. “Yes, more. More.” You were going to come again. Your pussy was throbbing around him. You kissed his neck, wishing you had the guts to claim him as your own even as you clawed his uniform with need.
“I am yours,” he said, as if hearing your thoughts. “Even if you marry another, I will always be yours.”
You pulled back but the orgasm hit you before you could correct him. You squirmed in your seat, feeling juices pool out beneath you, as you stifled your cries in your hands.
“Stop,” you choked out. “Kai, stop.”
In an instant, everything stopped and you slumped against him with a contented sigh. You closed your eyes and drew in deep breaths, trying to organize your thoughts.
“I don’t want to marry another,” you declared.
You felt Kai freeze against you.
“If you would take me as your bride, I would like to be married to you.”
It was a bold confession, but you knew it to be true from the bottom of your heart.
Kai’s voice was serious as he spoke. “This is not just because of my powers, is it?”
“Oh, your powers help,” you said with a happy giggle. You leaned back and took his face in your hands, the way you liked to do whenever you wanted to tell him something important while he was being a jokester. “But I do love you, and I think I always have. You are brave to take a job in a world that is against you, yet you are kind to those that are not your kind. Like me.”
His eyes softened. “Because I love you.”
You kissed him gently on the lips. “See? You are sweet and make my heart flutter. I want to marry you.”
He pulled you in for a fuller kiss, wrapping his hand around your neck and messing up your braid a little. Images of you bent over hay bales with your breeches down to your ankles, ready to take his cock flooded your brain.
More images, this time of you in a wedding dress, riding Kai’s cock to orgasm atop a galloping horse.
Your pussy began to clench again.
When he pulled back, the both of you were breathless. “And I am the luckiest male, demon or otherwise.”