The Power of Three(58)By: Kate Pearce
It was time to find out.
She squared her shoulders and went down to catch the public transit bus that would take her closest to Ash and Esca’s home.
* * *
She opened the door and stepped inside, only to find both men sitting on the couch, their gazes already riveted on her. Their hastily concealed anxiety reminded her a little of the Meljan twins.
“Soreya.” Ash came forward. “Can I get you something to drink?”
She nodded, aware for the first time that she hadn’t eaten since the night before. Stripping off Esca’s old sweatshirt, she dropped it onto the floor and went to sit cross-legged on the couch opposite him.
He nodded at her before getting to his feet. “Lang, I’ll get you a sandwich.”
She waited for him to start yelling, but he busied himself at the refrigerator talking about everyday stuff to Ash as if it were a normal day and they’d all just come in from work. But it wasn’t normal. It might never be that way again.
The sandwich was excellent. Ash refilled her drink while Esca cleaned up the kitchen and made more coffee. Could she just crawl into bed and face everything tomorrow? She sensed that if she suggested it, neither Ash nor Esca would push the issue. It was almost amusing to see how hard Esca was biting his tongue not to say anything. But it meant a lot to her.
Eventually she finished eating, everything was cleared up, and they all sat on the couches together. She took a deep breath.
“I went to see the Meljans this morning.”
Ash looked mildly interested. “How did it go?”
“Not quite as I expected. I still don’t know who my father is. The two males are identical twins. Apparently they were both in love with my mother, which didn’t stop them pretending to be one person.”
Ash opened his mouth and then slowly shut it again.
“They wanted to bring her back here, but Etrusca denied them planetary access, and my mother and I were stranded there for good.” She pressed on. “They want to acknowledge me as their daughter. I told them I’d have to think about it.”
“Makes sense,” Esca said gruffly.
She gripped her hands together in her lap. “And then there was the link with my grandparents. I thanked them for looking after me and told them I wouldn’t be coming back.” Ash raised his head, his expression alert. “I also told them that I’d met two amazing telepathic males. That went down like a lead balloon, and they told me I was a disgrace, an abomination and that by the way, they were glad they’d had me sterilized so I could just be a slut, as opposed to a pregnant slut like my mother.”
She took a deep breath. “So, here’s where I’m at. I won’t go back to Etrusca, I can make my peace with the Meljan clan and live with them, or I can stay here with you guys, if you don’t mind about the sterilized bit.”
They moved toward her as one. Esca picked her up and sat her sideways on his lap, her legs across Ash. Their arms came around her and she rested her head against Esca’s shoulder.
“We want you,” Ash murmured leaning in to kiss her cheek. “If we want a family, we can certainly try for one, and if it doesn’t work out, then we’ll make our own. I bet there are dozens of Etruscan telepathic kids who’d like a home.”
Esca lifted her chin and kissed her. “Ash is right. We need you more than the Meljans, and definitely more than those freking bastard Etruscans. You really don’t have any choice at all.”
Ash glared at him and he raised his hands. “Unless you want to have one, okay? I’m trying here, I really am.”
Soreya found herself smiling through her tears as the kisses came more frequently, and soon they were a tangle of naked limbs entwined on the couch, their minds enmeshed as Esca sank into her needy sex and Ash’s cock filled her ass. There was nothing but her two males, and soon there wasn’t even that as the power of the triad transformed them into one.
One power, one being, one love.
A force she willingly gave herself up to for the rest of her natural life.