He flinched when she ran the alcohol soaked cotton over the fresh wound. "It's not like it won't heal in the next thirty minutes." He grumbled as Skye cleaned the cuts religiously, that Manticore had some wicked claws and of course it would use them on Grant.

"Simmons said that we should take care of them even if they heal fast. You're not invincible you know." Her voice soft but restricted. Skye had made clear that he had to stop throwing himself at harms way. He wasn't alone anymore, if something -anything- happened to him she would be doomed to live the rest of her life alone and that wasn't fair.

But it's not like Grant could help it, he was the leader of the pack and when something came after them he had to take care of it. Rose had scowled him about it too, Grant should trust his pack to have his back. It wasn't easy though, he was so used to taking care of everyone that letting others help him was hard.

"Are you going to be like that for rest of the night?" He asked and tried to pull her in his arms but Skye batted his hands away.

"How am I?" She bite out forcefully as she gathered the antiseptic and the dirty cottons in order to place them back where she got them.

"Cold." He followed her to their ensuite,he had made sure to redecorate his bedroom to make it fit them both better. The dark and grey walls before her were replaced by warm colours now. His life was a little brighter since she came into it to be honest. "Distant." He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her back against him, Skye tensed a little. "Come on, sweetheart." He breathed hotly trailing kisses down her neck. "I promise I won't do something stupid again." Skye sighed and turned in his arms to face him.

"You promised the same thing before but here we are." She accused him. "We are in this together, Grant! I can't handle seeing you like that all the time. Tommy is too young to help but Rose and Christian aren't, neither is the rest of the pack. I know your big brother isn't your first choice when it comes to people you trust but even he won't hurt you or any of us for that matter."

"I know-" She put a finger against his lips.

"Let me finish." Skye chastised and he closed his mouth. "All I'm asking is for you to be a little more considered. You're not allowed to die on me!" She slapped her hand against his chest and he winced.

"I promise." He said kissing her lips softly. "You are hot when you play to nurse to me, you know." He teased as his mouth worked against her neck again.

"Is that the true reason you let every bad guy beat you around?" She moaned as he sucked on her pulse point. "Just so we can play doctor?" Grant laughed huskily and cupped her bottom lifting her up. Skye's shapely legs wrapped around his waist as he placed her on the bathroom counter.

"Maybe." He pushed the strap of her tank top down and kissed a trail towards her naked chest. Skye had thrown her dirty clothes off of her as soon as they had stepped inside their room. She had told him before how much she hated blood on her clothes and it seemed to happen every single time they had an encounter with a supernatural being. "Have I told you lately how beautiful you are?" Skye's head fell back in pleasure when his mouth wrapped around one taut nipple.

"Not today." She whimpered and his hands traveled up her thighs before taking hold of her panties, they were torn to scrapes the next moment. "You outta to stop doing that." She teased breathlessly when he slipped two long digits inside her, moving then torturously slow.

"I can always buy you more." His laugh was rich and husky and went straight to her core. The things this man could do to her! Skye tried to choke back a groan when his thumb found her clit and rubbed in tight circles. Her legs tighten around his waist as her orgasm ripped through her in waves.

"Fuck!" Skye's breath hitched and Grant kept teasing her sending her over the edge for the second time. She bite her lip when he rested his forehead against hers their breaths mixing. "I'll never get tired of this." She murmured as she rubbed her nose against his lovingly.

"I love you." Grant smiled and cupped her cheek, running his thumb over it.

"Take me to our bed." She didn't miss the way his eyes lit up every time she referred to something as 'theirs'. Grant picked her up again and this time Skye removed the last article of clothe that kept them apart. She pressed closer to him as their lips came together once more in a searing kiss. He walked them back to the bedroom his steps steady with his mouth sealed over hers the entire time.

Even a year later it always got Skye the way he treated her. Like she was the most expensive thing in this world and he the luckiest man to have it. The way he spoke to her, the way he touched her, the way he kissed her, all of it screamed love and adoration. It was hard for her to believe that she actually got what she wished for all those years. Her back hitting the cool cotton sheets was what brought her out of her musings.

"Thank you." She murmured the moment he pulled back in need for air.

"For what?"

"For saving me from myself." She admitted quietly. Back when Skye first wandered into the Ward territory she was in a very dark place. She never had an easy life, a loving family or a place to call home and when Miles gave her the bite against her will she pretty much gave up on fighting to stay alive. Part of her prayed for Grant to tear her to pieces back then and if it wasn't for Rose he would have. But thankfully he didn't and here they were, happy and together.

"It goes both ways, sweetheart." He smiled down at her as he crawled over her body. "I would have been dead a thousand times if it wasn't for you."

"I know, I'm awesome." Skye moaned deeply as Grant finally slipped inside her. "About time." She sighed in contentment and he laced his fingers with hers, resting them at her sides. They lost themselves in each other after that, laboured breaths, kisses and love bites, every time they came together like this was like the first time.

They came together, their moans mixing. Her orgasm left her a panting mess, Skye realised on the weight of his body on top of hers. It was nice, comforting, it felt like home. Grant rolled to the side and pulled her into his arms. Skye relaxed as they laid in comfortable silence.



"Swear to me that you won't do something stupid again." She said in a small voice and he grabbed her chin gently, forcing her to look at him.

"I promise Skye, I won't." He assured her.

"I love you."

"I love you more."