She thought to herself knowing that something sure was wrong with him.
'Why is he suddenly behaving like this? And how the hell did he turn from a mere simp to a thoughtful strong man?'
She had no clue how to figure out what had happened to him, but one thing was clear; Lucas had taken steps forward to protect her.
'Well not that I mind him teaching a lesson to that greedy old man.'
Nathalie scoffed at the thought of Saikus getting a taste of his own medicine. She was happy that this time she did not have to take steps to protect herself.
She was also a normal woman who wanted affection and attention from men, Nathalie had a husband now and had only one complaint from him that Lucas never went against her family. He bore their injustice and ridicule each time, even did not take charge forcefully over her.
'At least he showed up right on time to play his role, it seems he is a perfect blend of knight and warrior.'
She giggled in her heart and was elated to see her in front of herself.
"If you allow, sir, may I take my wife back to the room?"
Lucas asked permission from the old man with a gentle tone, it was indeed a wonder that how did he switch that fast.
"I'm worried about her, please sir!"
He requested to excuse them and since he was brought in the household by elderly Lancaster, thus no one really had an authority over him
The old man nodded and gestured to him to dismiss, Lucas held her hand and dragged Nathalie away with him. Whereas the whole hall was dumbfounded, no one was allowed to leave the table until everyone was finished but dismissal of both of them had a new beginning.
'It seems Lucas has finally decided to do something big.'
The old man was in his own whirlpool of assumptions because of the dominance exerted by Lucas just now. He wanted his granddaughter to get back like every other lovely couple out there.
Saikus and his wife along with the rest of the people were trapped there stealing glances with each other, they all had no clue why Lucas was given the privilege of leaving. Saikus was holding his burnt hand while his wife took out the ice cube from her juice to put on it.
No one of them had any influence or were in a position to command anything, thus they had to help themselves within the limited resources.
"Hey! What are you doing?"
Nathalie confronted him sternly with no clue where he had been taking her with that angry yet handsome face of his. She could not help herself but to stare at his face, such an eye feast husband she had.
'I never noticed he was so handsome, that's why Mrs Boris (her step mother) ogles him time to time. Such a bitch! No wonder though, he has a sharp jawline which can tear every woman's clothes!'
She felt her anger boiling and did not notice that he had been dragging her to the room.
'Why are we here though?'
It was the moment when Lucas opened the door and dragged her inside, although his grip around her wrist was light.
"Are you alright?"
Lucas closed the door and pushed her against the wooden door, Nathalie could sense that something was sure different about him at that moment. The lady could not help but to feel pressure and dominance coming from him.
Lucas placed his arm above her head and caressed her cheek with other hand. The posture was so perfect that any woman could have fallen for him imminently
It took a few moments to figure out what was happening.
"O- oh, yes."
She stuttered and responded to him with a soft expression, Lucas felt his heart might burst out of his chest seeing her smile.
"Why did you stand there like an idiot? He could have hurt you, okay!"
Lucas raised his voice and inspected the lady by skimming his eyes on her body. He moved his hands on her face and down to her neck, then lifted her hands to check them.
"But he did not...How could he?"
She explained herself and then took the opportunity to test his waters. Nathalie wrapped her arms around his neck and then pulled him closer. Due to his tall and muscular figure he did not move but intentionally leaned in to her command.
"But why are you worried, uh?"
She deliberately questioned him in a soft voice and lifted herself up on her toes to reach his face. Their faces were barely inches away from each other, heated gasp brushed against each other's noses.
"Because you are my woman, my love!"
Lucas grabbed her one hand and brought it to his face, the man deliberately glanced at her knowing that she would melt for sure.
He licked her knuckles while giggling when Nathalie felt herself heated up as if she had been put into an oven of emotions. The lady could not help but admit that she was attracted to him despite whatever he did or behaved.
"I can take any insult aimed at me with an open heart, but no one is allowed to hurt you!'
He repeated his words clearly this time making sure Nathalie could hear him. The man played like an alpha and kissed her hand while exerting pressure. She did not hate the current table turning instead the lady loved it.
Nathalie had never seen him in that avatar in her married months, and had and wanted him to be her husband not the slave to her trash family.
"Well, bdsm is an exception."
He pretend to think and then resumed his words to see Nathalie react at his statement. No wonder they both hadn't shared any intimate moment, let alone consummated their marriage.
She widened her eyes and pushed him back with a pout, Nathalie' face was red and she felt her ears heated but could not speak anything and shy away.