Allie’s heart raced, her thoughts scattered despite re-playing the scene in her mind. Even now she found herself trembling, all too aware of what Claire could do if she was set free. She would never look at a dragon the same way again. Hundreds murdered right in front of her and she did nothing. Even … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 39. The Climb.
Ashes fell all around us, our only light emanating from the burning wagons. I wore no chains, but I was a prisoner all the same, surrounded by a ring of Immortals. However, their attention was not on me, as all of their eyes were focused on their leaders, each awaiting their orders. Behind us, the … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 38. Give Them a Face.
“Stay close!” Serenity shouted over the rushing wind as they approached the mountains. All five dragons drifted closer, slowing down so Serenity’s commands could be more easily heard over the flapping of their wings. Shaking with nerves, Allie found herself stroking Claire’s scales to calm herself. She didn’t want anyone to die, but there was … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 37. The Pit of Despair.
“We leave tonight,” said Serenity as her dragons emerged from the cracked soil. “We need to get there before nightfall.” “Why fight?” Allie asked, stroking Claire’s neck. “Frank already said they likely have more than four dragons.” “Six or more is my guess,” Frank said with a grimace. “Exactly,” Allie said. “Versus our five. If … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 36. Effective Characters.
“What good am I to you?” I growled, slumped against the cavern wall. “You’re insurance,” Brianna said as she brushed her dragon’s scales. “In case things go wrong.” I adjusted my posture, trying to ignore the stones jutting into my back. I wasn’t tied. There was no need for anything like that. Four dragons and … Continue reading Draco. Chapter 35. Steal the Greatness.
Allie flew in front of Patty, leading her to the caravan. With the wind whistling in her ears, it was impossible for them to have a conversation, let alone a tricky one. The closer they got to the caravan, the more Allie regretted approaching Patty at all. If a battle broke out while Patty and … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 34. Selective Storytelling.
Claire refused to sit still, flexing her wings in frustration. “It’s okay, girl,” Allie whispered, running her fingers across the scales on Claire’s neck. “They’re not going to hurt us.” “Not if you’re true to your word,” said Brianna as she stared at the clouds brushing against the mouth of the cave. The Immortals had … Continue reading Allie. Chapter 33. Tense.