Publisher: Torquere Press
Length: 11,334 words
Purchase: Torquere Press
Synopsis: Sokel and Sebastian from "Broken Alpha" are back. Sole has long known his Human mate has harbored certain hidden fantasies and desires, but he's not the kind of Alpha to demand anything of his omega. One night, a whispered word slips past Sebastian's lips -- daddy. Ever the devoted Alpha, Sokel sets out to help his mate understand that these cravings don't make him a deviant. But when Sokel visits a fellow healer in an attempt to please his mate, has he gone too far? And will their best friends and housemates, Korden and Rennett, be able to accept this new twist to their lifestyle?
The second time it happened, they were living on Presidia, and the word had forced its way from that elegant throat, through lips pressed thin and tight. Sokel had tensed for a fraction of a second and then carried on, determined not to encourage his mate's palpable self-consciousness. He caught a fleeting glimpse of something through their link—the hazy impression of Sebastian's mouth suckling on a baby bottle. He'd always sensed certain hidden desires through their link. Had he been a different sort of Alpha, he would've simply forced the issue and took the knowledge from his mate's mind. After all, Sebastian was Human, and as such couldn't actively shield his thoughts. If Sokel wanted in, he'd get in. But Sebastian's lack of ability was the very reason Sokel refused to pry. The desires lived in black boxes in Sebastian's mindscape, and though Sokel had asked once, his mate wasn't ready to let him see. He thought, though, he might have gotten a glimpse with that one breathlessly choked out word. Daddy.
The next day, he rearranged his schedule of lectures so he had a break in the afternoon. He needed a few minutes to himself for research. A few minutes turned into ten, which turned into twenty, which hurled itself toward an hour. It took a few attempts to narrow and refine his search parameters, but once he did, he began to understand.
The photos were explicit, and there were dozens, but he got the gist: two Presidian men lay on a bed together, one feeding the other from a baby bottle. Another picture showed a Human male, stroking his cock as he sat on a woman's lap, sucking from her breast.
A little more investigation and he determined Sebastian had what Humans called an infantilism fetish or age play kink. It made sense, he supposed. Sebastian's parents had both died when he'd been four. Lacking any other family, he'd ended up at an orphanage. Though located on Earth, the place was owned and operated by the Service, which meant a mostly non-Human staff. There had been very few other Human children, and Sebastian had once told Sokel he'd had no real friends until he'd enrolled in the Academy in his teens and met Korden and Rennett.
Sokel sat back in his chair and looked over the images again. He could work with this. He went to his vid screen and called Korden, arranged for his friends to be out of the house for a couple hours tonight. He let his aid know he'd be out for a while, and made a trip to a small baby shop in the market to purchase a bright blue baby bottle. He stowed it in his bag and returned to work.
Meet the Author: Romance author, sci-fi fan club Captain, cosplayer, reigning Queen of Monkeyland, and random menace. Yep, we’re talking about DC Juris. She’s a cupcake-making, football-watching, rubber-duck-collecting, drag-show loving, full-of-fabulous-with-a-capital-F kinda gal. She’s also an ordained minister and an amateur photographer. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, three dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing, you can find her in her favorite chair watching Star Trek and Supernatural repeats on Netflix, or surfing the web for porn. Er…research. Surfing the web for research. She may speak softly but she lives and loves loudly. Just ask the neighbors. ::wink::
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