Eliician's inner eyelids snap shut seconds before the transformation. Taking a deep breath she fought against the instinct to control the ‘shift’ from humanized body to dragon.
Shaking sandy blond hair out behind her spinning body, shimmering, pale skin, darkened with silver scales. Her body trembled and great wings burst free of her slender, curvaceous back. The slapping sound of wings brought a familiar ache to her soul— She missed flying. Opening her jaws, a loud roar burst from between sharp rows of deadly pointed teeth as her head tipped back on a long, muscular neck.
Once the transformation was complete, she sat down on her silver hunches. Her scalely tail coiled tightly around her body, tapping loudly against her body armor, as she waited for her suitors to arrive.
She could feel the fire burning inside. Smell the scents of the males that were flying to her now.
Instinct alone drove the males to answer her summons and dance before her, try to woo her, to gain her favor. Only one male would win the privilege to spend an entire month with the Queen Dragon.
The sound of a hundred wings beating made her body tremble in anticipation. Those males would be with her within a matter of minutes. There was always the possibility of fighting this time. She knew better than to hold back her mating cycle. She had left the summoning far longer than she dared. Dreaming of a dark haired male with crystal, clear, blue eyes, like the skies above her mountain palace, had put her in a dreadful mood.
Standing, she lifted her front legs off the deep amethyst floor of her spacious balcony. Instinct took over as she shifted her weight and launched her body into the air seconds before the first, large, dark, male dragon touched down to take in her scent.
Laughing with delight, she teased her suitors and raced away from them in a combination of aerial acrobatics that showed off her stamina and strength. Looking around her silver, scaled shoulders, she saw a dark shadow above her. Without thinking, her wings folded and she plummeted from the sky.
The anguish bellow was a shard through her heart. Mating was a passionate, beautiful moment shared between two individuals, communicating their feelings in the sharing of their bodies. It was not her intentions to hurt any of the males in pursuit of her affections. What she craved more than anything else was eternal love from a mate.
Not paying attention, she felt her body enveloped by hard muscles, wings and a tail, all of which wrapped possessively around her body while they both dropped from the sky in free fall.
You have done well to capture my body young suitor. I praise you on your agility and speed. These strong qualities will empower the next generation of our children.
Before she could speak further, she felt her body moving through warm water. Her body returned to human form at the sudden need to swim. Arms and legs pumping, she swam to the surface. Throwing her head back, she reached up and ran her fingers through her long blond hair. When she opened her eyes, she took in the mineral springs used only by her during her mating cycle. ‘How did I get here?’
"You have me to thank for that, your Highness."
Eliician did not face him; she kept her back to him as she let his deep voice flow over her. Strange, she did not detect the smug satisfaction that normally marred the voice of a young one. Lifting her head she squared her shoulders. What did she care anyway? Her father made the rules, perhaps this one had slipped through the system.
"You have me at a disadvantage suitor…" she kept her voice neutral. Hiding the excitement, she felt at the knowledge that this male possessed the ability to teleport, something even she could not do.
"Look at me, Eliician."
She knew that deep voice from somewhere. Swallowing the surge of anger at the dragon’s obvious inability to think with his brain, she ignored him and waded to the edge of the pool and stepped out. Water rushed from her naked body as steam drifted off her heated skin. She lifted her arms up and twisted her hair, squeezing out the excess water. As she turned, her breath drew in short. There sat sprawled along an expanse of white rock, was her suitor.
His penetrating eyes followed her body.
She could feel his hunger and it was nowhere close to hers. With a knowing smile across her face, she welcomed the entertainment. He had to wait for her to accept him. Ignoring him was part of the game of mating. Drawing him out, teasing him to the point of pain would make for the most mouth watering sex she could hope for with a young one.
Walking with a tantalizing twist of her hips, she reached over and took a towel to dry herself. Bending over, showing off her female genitals, she wrapped the towel around her waist and gave him a sneer. "You will have to do more than pose on a rock like a frog on a lily pad, waiting to catch flies." When she turned to give him her full attention, he was gone. "Playing games young one, I tire of this - you may leave. I shall pick another suitor..."
Strong hands dug into her arms. He forced her against his long, hard body. His scent went right through her, making her want to trill in victory. When she met his intense, needing stare, she knew she was in trouble.
His inner eyelids flicked open letting her see his clear blue eyes before he removed the towel and pressed his body closer. Lowering his head, he opened his mouth and flicked his tongue out wide making sure he marked her with his scent.
Eliician felt the ache between her legs grow in tempo as he took hold of her wrists. Her mouth salivating as he licked one before moving to the other. His hot breath against her inner wrist made the hair on her neck stand up. She had to cross her legs to keep from locking them around his waist. When his tongue drifted down to her palm, she was holding her breath.
He let go of her hands and dip his head close to her breasts. Spreading his tongue out flat, he continued to mark her with his scent, making damn sure no other male dragon would touch her. Once he was done, he released her and stepped back. "Now speak the words, Eliician." He ordered through clenched teeth.
Her small breasts heaved up and down, drawing his attention to her silver nipples. A fine sheen of sweat covered her skin as her body began to heat up. He liked that.
She could read his mind. He was right. She wanted him now. She wanted him inside her body, to rid her of the mindless ache that kept her awake night after night. The burning desire she suffered every decade of her life since she had come of age to bear young. ‘I accept the winner of the summoning.’
He smiled as he joined her; delight in his conquest flooding his eyes, making him hum in a deep tune.
She felt that deep within her core, raging through her pulse points, making her lick her lips. "Once the mating cycle is over, I shall have you exiled for cheating in a Summoning."
"You, would have your life mate exiled? Knowing that you would never feel my touch again?"
"There is, no, life mate for me; it is forbidden as well you know. I must set an example to the others. You are beyond the age limits and if my father ever learns of this traitorous act, he will have you killed."
Sergon tipped his head in acknowledgement of the old ruler. "Then I shall have something worth dying for, Eliician."
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