Angel’s Seduction-Part Twenty-One

Sorry no picture today. Blogger won’t let me upload it, but here’s the next scene for AS.

Angel’s Seduction copyright (c) 2006 T.A. Chase

Part Twenty-One:

Greyson is home when I return from my ride. I hand the butler my hat and gloves. Without taking my eyes off the golden god walking towards me, I allow the butler to help me off with my coat. As soon as I’m free, I move to meet Greyson in the hallway.

He brushes a finger over my cheek and smiles. “Enjoy your ride, love?”

“Yes, I did. I’m surprised Jack managed to get my gelding out of the stable without Father knowing about it.” I reach out and touch his arm, convincing myself he’s real and with me.

“Well, if he hadn’t, I would have bought you a mount. I remember how happy you look riding in the Park.” He takes my hand and leads me down the hall to the study where we met my uncle last night. “I thought I’d find you still asleep. You aren’t too sore from last night?”

Heat blossoms in my face and I duck my head, embarrassed by his frankness. My prick hardens as well, merely from the touch of his hand and his scent filling my nose.

“You blush just like a maiden.” His hands cups my face and lifts my gaze to meet his. “I don’t mean to make you uncomfortable, Angel. I’m a little unsure how to treat you. I’m not used to dealing with one so innocent.”

I see the worry and concern in his eyes. He is worried about scaring me or embarrassing me. I don’t think he’s been nervous or unsure of himself in decades. I place my hands over his and press them closer to my skin.

“Don’t treat me like a fragile creature about to break. As you’ve said yourself, I’m stronger than I look. I just need time to adjust. I’ve never been in any kind of relationship-friendship or whatever it is we have here. All my life, I’ve heard that everything we did last night was wrong and depraved. Though I’ll admit I had no idea men could do that. My father never went into details about those acts he called perversions.” I kiss the palms of each hand and hold one to my chest over the spot where my heart beats.

“I’m sure your father wouldn’t know exactly what we do either. He’s one of many who would claim any sort of passion and love to be wrong.” He mimics my action and my hand rests over his heart.

The beat is strong and true. I have the feeling that his heart beats for me now and were I to leave, it would stop. I stare up at him, not understanding how I got to be so lucky? What god is smiling at me to make this man fall in love with me? We step closer to each other.

“Why?” It’s the question repeating over and over in my mind, though I’m less concerned about the answer now.

“I’ll tell you, but come and sit with me.”

I follow him to the chair I sat in last night. He sits down and tugs me down on to his lap. I curl up, resting my head on his shoulder. His arms wrap around me. I’m safe and warm. Love swells through me. Nothing must happen to the man because of me. Fear tries to raise its ugly head. I know my father won’t give up. He’ll try to tear us apart. Are the chains we are forging between each other going to be strong enough to withstand his assault?

Greyson’s hand trails over my arm and rests on my hip. “Do you know when I saw you for the first time?”

“Was it the ball where you kissed me?” That was when I truly noticed him.

“No. That was the night I finally saw my interest returned. Which is why I followed you out into the garden and kissed you.” He laughed softly. “I must be better at sulking and spying than I thought.”

“I’m sure you’re marvelous at spying, but I wouldn’t have noticed you before then. I was too caught up in my own misery. That night was the first night I wasn’t in pain from Father’s abuse.” I gasp as his arms tighten around me.

“I would call him out if I could.” Anger causes his voice to become a growl.

I stroke my hand over his arm. “I know, but he isn’t worth the chance of you getting injured in some way. I’m free of him now. So when was the first time you saw me?” I want to distract him away from his anger at my father.

“It was at the first ball of the Season. I planned on just making an appearance and then leaving. I don’t spend a great deal of time in Society. The people try my patience. I went because my friend’s wife was giving the ball and it would make her happy if the Duke of Northamptonshire showed.” Greyson sounds annoyed.

“I went to that one because my father made me. He forced me out of bed and dressed me. He told me I needed to make an appearance because he was going to arrange a marriage for me. I thought about protesting. I wanted to yell at him that I didn’t want to get married, but my back still wore the marks from my last beating. So I went.” I remember that night. I had been in such a haze of pain, I wouldn’t have noticed the Regent if he’d been standing in front of me.

“That explains why you were so pale and your eyes so sad. I walked in and there you were. It was as if a light shone down on you and a voice spoke in my ear as clearly as you are talking to me.” Awe fills his voice.

“What did it say?”

“You were the one. The one I’d been searching for all of my life.” Greyson sighs and nods towards the portrait of his wife on the wall above the mantel. “I married my wife when I was twenty-two. Our fathers arranged our marriage. I knew I needed to have an heir. I also knew that I could never love her. I didn’t have the strength to say no.”

“Were you faithful to her?” I’m not sure why I want to know.

“Yes, I was.” He hugs me closer to him. “I never shared anyone’s bed, not even hers after our second son was born. I was celibate for twelve years and then she died. I found myself free from the constraints of my marriage and Society. I had my heir and the title now. Yet I wasn’t happy. I came to Town looking for something, but I didn’t know what until the night I saw you. I never believed in love at first sight, yet when I saw you, I knew I would love you.”

The honesty in his voice tells me he believes what he is saying. How anyone could know they would love me just from seeing me once confuses me. I don’t think of myself as lovable.

“No one I asked knew who you were. I kept my inquiries contained to my closest friends. None of the gossipmongers needed to know I was interested in you. Finally one of them told me you were Williamson’s heir. By then I knew you were my Angel and all the rest of it was just nonsense. I held my breath in anticipation whenever I went to a ball. Would you be there? Would I get a chance to talk to you? Your eyes brought tears to mine. You were so sad. So lonely. Then I followed you into the garden and lost my heart completely.”

He lifts my chin and presses a gentle kiss to my lips. I let him in, wrapping my arms around his neck and moving as close as I could to him. The first kiss we shared, the one he said caused him to lose his heart was the one to hand me the key to my freedom. I want to explain how our kiss made me begin to understand I was worth something more than just being a whipping boy. But I don’t want to stop kissing him long enough to tell him. It can wait.

21 Responses “Angel’s Seduction-Part Twenty-One”

  1. T.A.Chase says:

    lmao..Caye, you’re right. That would be a great way to get into my books. And if I figure out that any of my guys want kids, I’ll remember your suggestion. 🙂 Of course they’d never let the mom go. No using for these guys. They bring her right into the family.

  2. Celia Kyle says:

    Listen up ladies, b/c I’ve figured out a way to get into TA’s books. What if, the long term heros decide they want to start a family and have a baby….the old fashioned way. And then they decide to never let the mom go. Come on TA, there’s nothing sexier than men who want a family. PLEASE!!!!


  3. T.A.Chase says:

    Ah you’re right, Jenna. I took a risk naming my blog that and I should have known it would end up happening sooner or later.

    Hmmm..Maybe I should see about him in Tony’s story because I think some of T’s story will take place on Les’ ranch. 😉

  4. Jenna Howard says:

    T.A., my delicious dear, just remember who wanted to be the cream in the Oreo cookie first. *points at self with both hands and mouths* Me.

    Yep, we’re here to push your boundaries. Well…your blog is called No Boundaries is it not? Hmmm???

    I wanna know what happens with the brother in NGH. Grrrrowf. Sorry, darling, but he is straight.

    *blows a kiss and sashays away*

  5. T.A.Chase says:

    Hey there, Caye Kim.

    Nice of you to drop in and say hi. Thanks for the kind words. I’m trying my hardest to get more stories written so you can have more to read. 🙂

    But keep dropping in..especially Tuesdays and Thursdays when I post scenes from Angel’s Seduction. 🙂

  6. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for stopping by. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed NGH and the boys. 🙂 Don’t worry. I had Tony in mind for his own story as soon as he introduced himself to me…lol. And actually I’ve been getting hints about his hero as well as an opening scene for his story.

    Yep, NGH was my first story. But Here Be Dragons is scheduled for a Sept 5th release from Loose-Id. Woo-hoo! Can’t wait for everyone to meet Kael and Hugh. Along with Mordred and George. (who have been whispering in my ear that they would like their story soon.)

  7. Celia Kyle says:

    Just Beautiful! I just finished No Going Home and I need MORE!

  8. Luisa says:

    Hi T.A.

    this doesn’t really fit here, but since there is no place to really just post on a blog, I’m going to post it here.

    Just finished NO GOING HOME…bought it last night and stayed up to finish it..I could not put it down. You have a beautiful writing voice that drew me right into the story. I hated to see it end…and I hope you are thinking of writing some of the secondary characters their own story…like Tony 🙂 He needs his own HEA

    I believe this is your first published work, and I hope to read more in the future.


  9. T.A.Chase says:

    Hmmm..a Jenna-filled oreo cookie. I think it could happen some day. I’ll have to pick the right two guys for you though. Not just any two will do. 🙂

    Boy, you and Paige are going to push me to expand my writing, aren’t you?

  10. T.A.Chase says:

    ah Paige…sorry these two aren’t bi. Maybe one day I’ll write a story with bis, then you can really imagine yourself in a clinch with them. 🙂


  11. T.A.Chase says:

    JJR..thanks. To be honest, I think Greyson needs Angel even more than Angel needs him. We’ll see. 🙂

  12. T.A.Chase says:

    Great Lily. I was hoping it would explain how Greyson could love Angel so fast.

    As to the cover, that’s what I’m afraid of the most. If/when it gets picked up, I’m almost worried about how the artist could do justice to these two men.

  13. T.A.Chase says:

    *hands Jenna kleenex* I’m glad you’re as in love with them as I am. I’m working on a scene right now that makes me want to give them both great big hugs. lol

  14. Paige Burns says:

    You’re a riot Jenna!

  15. Jenna Howard says:

    Paige, too funny, I already asked T.A. if I could be the cream in their Oreo cookie. Alas…no. *sighs sadly* One day! One day I will be the cream in a T.A. Chase Oreo Cookie. In his books people. IN HIS BOOKS!! Pervs. You’re all a bunch of pervs.

  16. Paige Burns says:

    Yeah! I love this, I love Grey big time, are you sure they aren’t bi? Because I can see myself walking in and joining them… 😉

    What? A girl can dream right?

  17. Anita says:

    That was gorgeous!! There was one one part where Angel says that he thinks if he were to leave Gey’s heart would stop beating. I think he hit the nail right on the head.

    Great job, TA!!!

  18. Lily Ashford says:

    Yes it does, T.A. Greyson definitely got to explain his side of the story and how he first “lost his heart.” 🙂 Very nicely done! I can’t wait til you turn this into a book…only the cover had better do justice to a god and his Angel.

  19. Jenna Howard says:

    Oh. *reaches for a Kleenex*

    I’m so in love with these two guys.

  20. T.A.Chase says:

    But the pic was pretty hot, SW. lol I’ll just save it for another day. 😉

    Thanks. I thought this scene was touching and it helps answer a few of Lily’s questions..I hope.

  21. S. W. Vaughn says:

    *sigh* Beautiful!

    We don’t need a picture to go with this, T.A. You’ve painted plenty of them just fine without one. 🙂

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