-1(Chapter 8)
Jaime smiled as she got the feeling that Mark was awake. She walked up the stairs to the room and found the bathroom door shut and water running. She put on sweats and a tee shirt and sat on the edge of the bed. She jumped up when she saw him exit the room and walked toward him.

"Let's go." She said, grabbing his hand.

"Where are we going?" Mark asked following.

"Why didn't you tell me you had a gym?" She asked, walking toward the basement.

"I didn't know you cared?" He laughed as she entered the stairs to the basement and closed and locked the door from the inside.

He followed her down and smiled as he saw the basketballs on a cart by the goal.

"Ready to play?" Jaime laughed, grabbing a ball.

"What are we playing for?" Mark asked.

"Strip Basketball." She smiled.

"Strip Basketball?" He asked, raising an eyebrow.

"If I make a basket you have to take off a piece of clothes if I miss I have to take one off. Same with you." Jaime said.

"You're a girl." Mark laughed. "Should be a quick game."

Five minutes later Jaime was in her undergarments and tee shirt and Mark was down to his boxers. Jaime shirt came off soon and she smiled as Mark stared at her. She quickly made her next basket and looked on, licking her lips as Mark took his boxers off.

"Whatcha staring at?" He asked, walking closer to her.

She backed away as he got nearer and began to run to the other side of the court. She felt him grab her and pull her back to his chest and she let her head rest there. She felt so relaxed, so safe. She knew she loved him at that moment and turned in his arms.

"Let's go upstairs." He whispered. "What I've got planned will take ALL night."

Jaime laughed as they both quickly dressed and they ran up the stairs to Mark's room. She smiled as Mark began to remove their clothes again.

He lay her on the bed and entered her roughly.

"All night huh?" Jaime asked, raising an eyebrow.

"Well I couldn't wait. There is more to follow I promise."

She felt Mark pound in and out of her and she frantically thrust her own hips up to meet him. She felt Mark's teeth rest on her neck and felt the familiar poking begin.

"Mark. I'm ready." Jaime said.

"In a minute baby." Mark moaned.

"No Mark." Jaime laughed. "I'm ready to finish the steps. I want to taste you."

"Are you sure?" She heard him ask as his movements stopped and his teeth left her neck.

"Yes." She said, smiling and biting his neck lightly.

She watched in awe as he leaned back and nestled on his knees. Using his thumb nail to cut a gash across his chest. He leaned over and kissed her lips lightly as the blood began to slowly drip off him.

"We have to do it together." He said, kissing her neck. "Then we'll be together for eternity."

"Eternity sounds like Heaven to me." Jaime moaned as she felt Mark begin to move inside her again.

She lay there and waited for the teeth to sink inside her neck and finally she felt it. And she felt him begin to suck her blood and she leaned her head forward, capturing the gash between her lips and sucking the blood in like babies suck the milk from bottles. Though the thought originally disgusted her it didn't taste bad at all. It actually made her feel whole, she could feel all of Mark and she was sure everything would be okay.

When she felt Mark's mouth leave her neck minutes later, she too stopped and she felt their climaxes begin. Their two bodies fell to the bed, parts entwined, breathing labored.

"I never thought anyone would love me enough to become my Beloved." Mark whispered, closing his eyes.

Jaime too closed her eyes and fell asleep in the arms of her Soul Mate.