Pegasus watched as the men started walking past the big red barn. He didn’t understand why at the moment he wanted to bite the shit out of Hunter for touching the handsome man at his side. He could not believe this was Iphicles, brother to his friend Hercules.
Iphicles had the most beautiful shoulder-length black hair that matched his own. If he had seen correctly, Iphicles also had gorgeous lavender eyes, a nice, toned olive-skinned body, and Pegasus was getting hard just looking at him. However, when Iphicles spoke, Pegasus thought his dick was going to explode from the lyrical voice. Pegasus had to get closer.
Making his way out the other side of the barn, Pegasus spread his wings wide and flew to his Ford F-150. He didn’t often drive, but when he needed to be in human form, this was his mode of transportation. Pegasus stood over six foot eight inches tall as a human, so he needed the room. Dressing quickly in jeans and a T-shirt, he drove his truck toward Hunter’s ranch.
Pulling into the driveway, he watched the four men turn in his direction. As he stepped out, Hunter made his way to him. “Oh my God, as I live and breathe…Gus!”
Hunter took him in a big man-hug and laughed as he slapped his back. “What the hell brings you my way?”
Pegasus hugged Hunter back and then stepped back a bit. “I was in the area, and I thought I might swing by and see my good friend for a few days. I’m sorry I didn’t call, but things got busy and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stop in.” Hunter shook his head. “It’s just I haven’t seen you since Alex’s funeral. You know you are always welcome. I happen to have some other friends visiting as well. Come on, and I will introduce you.”
As they walked toward the guys at the fence line, Pegasus noticed the most wonderful scent he had ever smelt before. It was like a fresh rain had just fallen. It was crisp and clean, and it instantly made him hard as a rock.
“Hey, guys, I would like to introduce y’all to a longtime friend of mine, Gus. Gus, these are my friends—Apollo, Murray, and their friend Iphicles,” Hunter stated as they got closer.
Apollo and Murray walked up quickly and shook hands. “It is nice to meet you,” Apollo said, as he gave Pegasus a look that said they needed to talk.
“Nice to meet you as well,” Pegasus said, as he made his way to the finest-smelling man he had ever come across. Dropping his voice to a sexy baritone, he went to shake the man’s hand. “Hi.”
Iphicles swallowed hard. Holy shit, this guy was sexy as sin. He had the most gorgeous indigo blue eyes, and had to be damn close to seven feet tall. His midnight black hair shined as if it was silk coming off his head, and not hair. It ran down past his shoulders and Iphicles was tempted to make sure he was not drooling. “Hi,” Iphicles squeaked out.
When their hands touched, it took everything in Pegasus not to jerk Iphicles to him and fuck him in front of everyone. Pegasus could not believe that right now, at this time, he was touching his mate.
Iphicles kept looking into Gus’s beautiful eyes and didn’t realize that they were still holding hands, until he heard a throat clearing. Looking around, he saw the others staring curiously at the both of them. He felt heat rise into his face and quickly tried to extract his hand from Gus.
Hunter clapped his hands together to get everyone’s attention. “Okay, well, I was going to show everyone around a bit, and then how about we throw some steaks on the grill and relax after a long day of travel?”
Murray pulled on Apollo’s hand. “Come on, Agape, I want to see the animals.”
“Slow down, little man. We have a week.”
Murray pushed at his bottom lip in a pout, and Iphicles could not help but snicker.
“Is he always like this?” Pegasus whispered in Iphicles’s ear, causing goose bumps to form all over his body.
Iphicles leaned over and whispered back, “No, he can be worse when he doesn’t get his way.”
Pegasus threw his head back and laughed as they walked into the barn. He was still smiling until he smelt fear so strong it was almost suffocating.
Looking to his side, he noticed Iphicles had stopped walking and was still at the entrance. However, the look of terror on Iphicles’s face as he stared at the pigs was evident.
Pegasus peered at the pigs as they snorted and moved around. Pegasus was looking for the danger. Not seeing anything he looked at his mate. “Iphicles, what’s wrong?”
Iphicles kept backing up as he whispered, “I cannot do this. I need to get the fuck out of here.”
Pegasus hurried to his mate. “Iphicles, it is going to be all right.”
Iphicles shook his head from side to side quickly and began to back away. “No, it isn’t. I can’t do this. I can’t be around these animals. Everyone is going to suffer, and I am going to die, and there is nothing I can do to stop that from happening.”
Pegasus looked at Iphicles curiously. “What do you mean?”
Had it not been for Pegasus’s super hearing, he would never have heard the words from Iphicles that would destroy Pegasus’s entire world. “There is no way I can have an animal for a mate. I just can’t do it.”
Iphicles turned and walked straight out of the barn, taking all of Pegasus’s dreams of having a future with a mate with him.