Chapter 63 - Reece-I'm Trying, Why Does She Hate Me?
I had thought my Little Bunny was ignoring me in the hall, but as she pointed out she did answer me. I realized she was just trying to hurry before the boxes and bags that had been delivered toppled out of her arms. I would never understand why they would insist on delivering their stuff in so many different packages.
"What's all that Little Bunny?" She nearly jumped when I called out to her.
"Christmas presents." She spoke but never paused or looked at me, or did anything besides continue walking.
"Seriously, you're doing this again?"
"What exactly am I doing Reece?"
"You're ignoring me again. What gives? Is this becoming a hobby of yours?" I could see the annoyance on her face as I spoke to her.
"I'm not ignoring you. I answered you, didn't I?"
"No! Dammit!" I heard her cry out and noticed all the packages were about to fall.
I went up the last two steps separating us and put my arms around her and steadied everything that she was holding.
"Why did you order so much?" My voice held a mocking, joking edge to it as I asked her.
"My list of people to shop for got a lot bigger this year. Since I have met a lot of new people. Before I have only ever shopped for my family and no one else, this is the first time I have shopped for someone other than them." She blushed, I always forgot how much her Grandfather had kept her hidden from people. She had never gotten the chance to buy a present for anyone except her family, that was sad, which meant no one but them had ever gotten her a gift.
"Let me help." I lifted most of the pile up and over her head before she could protest. She looked at me holding them easily as if I were some sort of alien. "What? Let's go." I was nervous having her watch me, so I just continued up the stairs.
When my Little Bunny got to her room and opened the door I went in without hesitation, putting the load of packages on her table and turned to look at her playfully.
"Who all did you buy for?" I was genuinely curious about her answer to this question. I admit I wanted to know what she would get me for Christmas.
"My family, my friends, my guards, the staff, your mother." She never said my name, that was to be expected.
"Hmm, should have known you wouldn't get anything for me."
"Oh, yours was delivered yesterday." Shocked, I felt excitement as it flitted through me.
"Really? What did you get me?"
"Now why would I tell you that?" Laughing, she looked at me playfully and went to start sorting the packages.
"So, you're just a tease, huh?" I whispered into her ear and watched as she shivered.
"Not in the least. It's not teasing if you dangle a treat in front of a puppy when training it, isn't that what you're supposed to do. Dangle the reward so they want to follow their orders and behave?" She was calling me a dog again, but I was still calling her Little Bunny that I know she hated.
"Keep calling me a dog, and I'll show just how much of a dog I really am." I whispered in her ear again, it was both seductive and playful and even I could hear the laugh in my voice.
"Actually, I called you a puppy." She giggled sweetly and turned her head just a little to the right so I could see the edges of the mate mark I had left on her.
"Huh! Hey, Little Bunny, what's up with your mark?" I had never actually gone to see it after I bit her. I remembered the night I left the mark quite vividly. She was the most beautiful woman I had seen in a really long time. She looked like the moon walking among us. And when I pulled her toward me and buried my face in her neck, scenting her and biting her, it drove me wild.
It looked like the mark still hadn't fully formed, even after over two months. It currently looked like a larger than average pack seal surrounded by nothing more than a giant gray cloud. Unless the gray cloud was my personal twist on the mark.
"Let me see it."
"I don't think it ever finished." Her voice was dripping with sorrow.
"It doesn't look like it, does it?" I traced the crest with my finger as I spoke.
"Stop!" She demanded taking a small step away from me.
"What's the matter?" I couldn't stop the pain from filling my eyes at her reaction.
"I'm not a toy for you to play with whenever you feel like. I will not be your outlet Reece. If you want satisfaction, then go get it from yourself. I told you, you're not getting anything from me. Not unless it was a mutual thing.
"I was only looking at your mark." I tried to play off her words.
"Yeah, and you were intentionally suggestive. And you can look at the mark without touching it."
"What's the matter with you? We were actually getting along just fine for once." I had been hopeful that we might finally be moving beyond all the fighting.
"But I know I am nothing more than a distraction to you Reece. You have nothing, or no one, better to distract you right now so you chose me to fill that role. But I won't be that kind of distraction for someone who hates me." I could feel her words like a knife to my gut and my heart.
"Fine, I'll be leaving." I sighed. I hung my head in defeat as I left the room without another word.
"Why does he have to hate me?" I heard her sob after I left the room.
"I wish we could talk, Little Bunny." My voice cracked as I whispered, like tears threatened me as well.