Under His Protection (Brie's Submission Book 14)

By: Red Phoenix

Misunderstood Hero

Having his heart recently broken, Faelan accepts the challenge of keeping Brie safe and vows to protect her by




But when a curvy little sub catches his eye at the Haven, he is forced to choose loyalty over love.

His allegiance lies with his friends at The Center, and the time has come to prepare their rescue of Rytsar Durov—one of their own.

It Begins…

People were going to pay—a lot of people.

Did they really think he could stand being humiliated and beaten without doing something drastic and permanent?

A man can only be pushed so far…

By the time he was finished, they would all be lying dead in their own blood.

Justice would be served.

He reached out and caressed the AK-12 lying on the passenger seat and glanced back at the satchel of grenades. Only a few more guns were needed before he could launch his attack. It was going to be a bloodbath.

This was war.

Faelan watched the video Mary was streaming live from her phone in Italy. He smiled when he saw Marquis guiding Brie across the dance floor in the center of the courtyard, surrounded by their large, enthusiastic circle of family—some by blood and others bonded through the BDSM community.

Both Brie and Marquis were important to him.

Blossom had saved Faelan’s life without knowing it the first day they met, and Marquis had saved his sanity when Faelan lost her.

Mary turned the phone back around and smiled. “You can see Brie’s having a good time. Married twit that she is.” Her amused laughter made him grin. “So let’s see how Sir Davis is handling his new collar.”

Turning the camera around, Mary scanned the crowd until she found the man. Davis was speaking to Nosaka. It looked like a serious conversation, and Faelan took note that both were looking in Brie’s direction as they spoke to one another.

He still felt a twinge of pain remembering that night of the Collaring Ceremony when Brie stood before him to present her collar. He closed his eyes as that excruciating moment played out in his mind…

Come to me, blossom…

Standing a little taller, Faelan felt a deep sense of pride knowing that he would be collaring Brie in front of everyone in attendance at the Submissive Training Center.

He’d envisioned this moment ever since he’d discovered she was a submissive at the beach house. It was the driving force that kept him striving forward during his darkest hours.

Brie was meant for him.

He’d understood that truth the moment he’d caught her in his arms outside the school, saving her from a violent encounter with the pavement. One look into those honey-colored eyes…and his life had meaning.

The guilt he’d carried all those years as a survivor suddenly lifted when he saw that breathtaking smile.

She was the reason he’d been spared.

She was the reason he’d enrolled in the Dominant Training Course to become the man worthy of her.

She was the reason Thane Davis had mentored him personally, grooming him to claim Brie as his own.

After all those years living in pain, the Universe suddenly made sense—it no longer seemed cruel and indifferent.

Faelan had worked hard, taking on both his business classes and his nightly Dominant training without complaint. He would do anything to be the Dominant worthy of her.

As Brie approached Faelan with her collar, he smiled back at her with confidence. All the pain of the past and the sacrifices he’d made disappeared when he looked in those eyes.


He furrowed his brow when she suddenly stopped with a look of uncertainty on her face.

Come, blossom, he commanded silently when she gazed into his eyes.

But Brie turned and he suddenly felt the first hint of panic.


His whole body went numb as he watched his blossom walk toward Thane Davis and bow low at his feet.

Faelan shook his head, not able to accept what was happening.

Brie was his.

Relief flooded through him when Davis rejected her offer. It was confirmation that even the Headmaster knew she was meant for him.

Although Faelan realized she had been humiliated by the man’s public refusal, he would be the one to ease her pain and mend her broken heart.

All that mattered was Brie.

Faelan was set to follow her out of the Training Center when the Headmaster called out to her as she walked away.

“Brie… Come back and face me.”

Faelan’s mouth went dry as he watched Brie approach Davis a second time and kneel before the Headmaster.

Closing his eyes in pain when the chime sounded, beginning the formal Collaring Ceremony, Faelan endured. It took all his strength to remain silent even though every bone in his body longed to stop the travesty that was happening.

Feeling a hand on his shoulder, Faelan opened his eyes to find Tono looking at him with compassion. He jerked away, not needing sympathy from his rival.

Mary’s gaze was equally sympathetic, which infuriated Faelan even more. He didn’t want anyone’s pity.

This is what I deserve, he thought with resolution as he continued to watch. Why should I experience happiness when the boy I killed lies dead in the ground?

Turning his focus back on Brie, Faelan forced himself to remain still as she spoke the vows that were meant for him. His lips twitched as he watched Davis pick Brie up and carry her to his office—adding insult to injury.

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