“I like your mom’s boyfriend.” Daniel stripped off his shirt.
“He tazed me.” Matthias glared at him.
“Yeah. That’s one of the things I like about him.” Daniel chuckled when Matthias picked him up and set him on the countertop. He wrapped his legs around Matthias’s waist and his arms around the big man’s neck. “I like your mom too.”
Matthias rested his forehead against Daniel’s. “Feels weird. Being home.”
“You grew up here?”
“I grew up on the move. This house was the first place we ever stayed longer than a few months. We came here just after my father was killed and the pack broke apart.” He sighed. “I was angry, and she…” He shook his head. “She managed to keep me from being stupid for a long time, but eventually the stupid won.”
“Don’t worry.” Daniel kissed him. “I’m here to do the thinking now.”
“Look outside.” Matthias smiled evilly. “See how it’s dark out?” He grabbed Daniel’s arms, then pinned them above Daniel’s head with one arm. “That means I’m in charge now.”
“Yeah…” Daniel returned the grin. “But there isn’t usually a lot of thinking involved with this —” He cut off with a gasp.
“You were saying something?” Matthias pulled Daniel’s pants off almost casually. Then he removed something from his back pocket.
Daniel blinked at the sight of the handcuffs. “Where’d you get those?”
“Swiped them from Stephan.” Matthias shrugged.
“What if he wanted to use them tonight?” Daniel tilted his head, then couldn’t stop himself from laughing at the look on Matthias’s face. He was pulled off the counter, spun, and then his hands were cuffed behind his back.
“You’re gonna pay for that.” Matthias’s voice was a playful growl.