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Sunlight part 1



Rider fought the urge to surge after them and slaughter the two of them. The man was right...because of his impulsive defense of her virtue, the entire guard would be dispatched to capture him..them now. He took a settling breath and turned back to her. He wiped the blood from his sword on the bed and swallowed. "I am sorry, my dear, but it would appear that our stay has been revoked." He sheathed his sword and set the scabbard down. He moved to the foot of the bed and started to dress himself. "We will have to move quickly. It won't take long for them to be dispatched, especially with his missing eye being evidence of my apparent brutality."

Caelsuna glanced to the now open doorway and scrabbled into her shirt. When she was mostly covered she dashed to her room only to find that door open now too. The drake hissed. "They entered my room first." She growled to her mate before shimmying into her dress and slipping on her socks and shoes. Last was her hood which she tossed over her slim shoulders and stepped back into Rider's room.

When she returned in, he was stomping into his boots, foregoing his usual morning routine of making sure they were scuff free. He looped his sword over his chest and righted it so he could access the blade in a pinch. He seethed inside at hearing her words. "Any guard who gets in our way shall feel the burning edge of my blade." He swore to her, the audacity of this Prince! To break into the sleeping chamber of a lady guest was unthinkable, unforgivable. They couldn't stay any longer, he gathered the rest of his items onto the bed and hastily rolled them into the bed sheet, tying it off on the ends and looking back at her. "Do you think you can carry this? I hate to ask it of you, but if we are to escape, I must be free of the burden..." He hated his choice of words even more than the necessity of asking her in the first place.

The drake had taken over her actions and accepted the parcel without complaint... If Caelsuna had been in control she would still have been frozen on the bed. In a sudden inspiration her hand flicked out over the drapes, a long claw evident as she cut off a rope that ended in a tassel, tying the ends to create a strap and laid it across her chest. While Rider glanced into the hallway Caelsuna prepared herself. "They will kill us both, don't hesitate." She growled, ready to leave.

"I never have." He told her with a nod and headed into the hall. He drew his blade as he moved. There was no sense sneaking about with it sheathed, by now the Prince's forces would be mobilized against them. He dreaded the thought of when they reached the gates...there was always the hope that if they moved swiftly enough, that the runners wouldn't make it before them, however giving the namesake for their titles, he highly doubted that notion.

They turned a corner, startling some maids into shrieking and running away. Caelsuna breathed lightly at the surprise but decided it would be better if they started running. They were not too far away from the main gate, the dragon within her knowing which way to go. Another corner turned and Caelsuna skidded to a halt, two guards were blocking the archway to the outside.

Rider pulled the throwing dagger from his belt and in a swift motion, imbedded the blade in the forehead of the guard on the left. He rushed forward, moving with a speed that rather startled him. He plowed into the other guard, sliding his sword up under the man's armpit, angling it inward and up. Awkwardly, the tip of the blade curved off the man's collarbone and jutted out through his neck. He pushed him against the wall and held him as he retracted his blade. Wiping his sword on the man's tunic, he stooped and plucked the dagger from the other's skull. "I'm faster now?" He asked her in disbelief, it was startling how quickly he had dispatched the two of them.

Caelsuna nodded, "We derive strength from the paired soul within us. We also heal faster, but we can still die." She grabbed his sleeve, "Be careful." The gate was shut, it being at least twenty feet high and bared by several steel bars. "They are not allowed to leave!" yelled the captain who stood in front of ten other men. "They are under arrest, however any force necessary to secure them is allowed. Alive... or dead." One of the soldiers snickered. There was nothing the woman could do at this point. Rider had to take down these men by himself, unless she unleashed the drake.

He seemed to know what she was thinking and chanced a brief look at her, shaking his head. As far as the knights of the Endless Sea were concerned, what they were was only rumored. They had no evidence, if she were to change, it would only make them pursue them more thoroughly. His eyes scanned their immediate area, their options weren't exactly promising. Eleven soldiers...he didn't think he could take all of them, especially not while he was still learning of his new abilities. He looked at the gate, twenty feet was high...he looked at her, "Can we clear that?"

She grinned slowly, "I can."

Her answer unnerved him a little. If he was unable to clear the gate, he would have to fight them all...He licked his lips and swallowed, suddenly finding his mouth extremely dry. There had only been one time he had fought such odds before, but the other men had been inebriated and unarmed..These were trained soldiers... He looked at her pleadingly, then kissed her soft lips. It was a small and quick kiss, but full of the very passion that burned within his souls. "If you get the chance...go."

"I'm not leaving you!" Caelsuna cried out, the dragon within her adding, "Not when we just found you again after all this time. If I must, I will protect you with my true form."

He bristled when she said she'd protect him...that was what he thought he was doing for her. He took her hand carefully, "I will not have them capture you." Again his eyes looked at the gate, the height was certainly intimidating, that was the purpose of it after all. It was meant to deter people from scaling it. And he knew without a doubt that it worked marvelously for that purpose. "I must ask you again, Caelsuna, can we clear that?" He asked urgently, he had no desire to test his mettle against 11 armed and trained men, he knew he was good, but in his present state of discovery, he had become unsure of himself as well.

She looked into his eyes, the dragon staring back at him. "Yes," The female said, "As drakes we can. And we should hurry, they will notice our presence shortly."

He couldn't help but wonder if it was a wise decision or not to seemed their only option at the moment. He sighed and sheathed his sword and took her hands in his. "What must I do?" He asked her, the last time he had become the drake, it was when the soul bonded with him. He had had no choice then. He had no idea what to expect, and couldn't help but wonder what would happen to their supplies. He hadn't become naked when he transformed back to a human, but he wasn't sure what would happen with the rest of their things.

Caelsuna glanced outside with narrowed eyes before sighing, "I've never had an issue with clothing, it seemed to be a part of me whenever the change took me. The supplies however, I'm not sure." She could feel his uncertainty and lowered the bag to the ground. The doorway was wide enough and tall for her to squeeze through with Rider on her back. Her form shimmered as she stepped away from him, making the decision. "No reason for us both to change, when we need your supplies." Caelsuna murmured quietly before the drake took her. Shortly after the female (rather hunched) became reality and lowered her shoulder to him. Take the rope from the bag, don't untie the bag but put the loop around my horns for you to hold on.

He nodded and hefted the bag over his shoulder as he climbed up onto her. He did as she instructed, looping and tying the rope onto one of her horns. He gently placed his hand onto the back of her neck, "Pray be careful...I do not wish you to be harmed."

Wrap the other end around my other horn too. You're going to need it to hold on. There was a purr in her neck, under his hand as she sent him reassurance. When Rider had done as she asked she eyed the doorway and backed up to get a running start. A few soldiers were running down the connecting hallway when they saw her, gasping and falling back.

The drake growled and she whipped her tail around, the loud CRACK echoing through the building, causing the soldiers ears to bleed while her tail came around for another swing, bursting through their torsos in a splash of blood and gore.

The captain in front of the gate whirled towards the door when he heard the commotion, yelling at his squad to be ready. What came through the door was not what he expected. The blue, almost black blur barreled towards them and it was only after he realized it was a dragon. It ran much like a giant lizard, but the giant leap that it took after reminded him more of a wolf. But no such wolf would be that huge, or jump that high. The captain recognized it as a female drake from books in the library. It reached the top of the gate with its torso, its back legs gouging marks into the stone as it scrabbled for a foot hold, the tail whipping around for balance and knocking several of his men down permanently.

Rider clung on for dear life as the world suddenly plummeted out from under him. He felt as though his stomach had been left behind, inside his boots, as she leaped through the air. When she landed atop the gate, the lurching effect nearly made him empty his stomach, revealing that it had not in fact been left behind a second ago.

Up on the wall and near the rooftops now, Caelsuna did a quick look around before glancing down to the soldiers on the ground. The captain gazed back up at them wide eyed. She didn't spare another moment and took off towards the closest desert side of the city, roof shingles crashing to the ground as she skittered across.

He watched in relative disbelief as they scaled first the gate, then the roof. If he wasn't hanging on for his life, he may actually have been enjoying the ride...

Soldiers ran along the alley ways, shouting and pointing to the roofs. Caelsuna wasn't worried however as her speed outmatched them easily. They were getting closer to the desert when the arrows started.

He winced as an arrow whizzed just passed his shoulder, the feather tips brushing against the fabric of his shirt. Her incredible speed, while exhilarating, did not permit him to do anything about the arrows. Not that he could without a shield to protect himself, or a bow of his own to return fire with.

The drake veered to the right, away from the soldiers attacking them. Their messengers wouldn't be able to keep up with her and they should be able to exit the city without much further incident. Alright back there? She asked him, worried he might have been hit. She slowed slightly, jumping for the far city wall before leaping to the desert floor and leaving a cloud of sand behind in her wake.

"I'm fine!" He shouted from where he sat, clinging to the rope and clutching her between his legs. If they weren't running for their lives, he felt he would actually be enjoying this. All the time he had spent in service to the Emperor, he'd never had to leave a city like this before...was it going to be like this from now on? Hiding, running?

The female slowed down to a trot once they were a few miles away. I have a feeling the prince was after my mate. Was that amulet a gift from your king?

"Yes..." He said slowly, understanding the implication of it..He couldn't go home. The Emperor would know immediately what had occurred and if he were to be allowed to live..he'd be marked as a traitor to the crown. He couldn't bear to face that realization. He slumped against her neck and hung his head in defeat. "I cannot go home..." He whispered and felt as though he had died inside...He did not mean to open the box, let alone allow any of this to occur. He was entrusted for this mission because he had never once failed in his integrity. if he were to return home again, he would have to lie to his King..leave whatever trace of his honor he had left from this failure and drag his reputation through the mud...To return to the place of his birth would mean the end of his life.

I'm sorry. The female uttered quietly, changing her course but still facing away from the city.

Rider slumped against her, slowly laying himself entirely flat against the back of her neck. He brought his arm to his forehead and laid it down on it. "It's...not your fault Caelsuna..." He tried to reassure her, he did not want her to feel any sorrow at his expense... He sighed and hung his head in defeat. "Is there a place you call home, dear one?" He asked her quietly, just because he no longer could go home, did not mean that she couldn't return to hers. If she had a place, surely she would permit him to go as well?

Yes, let me take you there. The dragon crooned and began to run, flying across the desert as if it were air. They arrived at a small oasis, a cave to one side. The smell of her musk ran in a wide circle, warning any thing that would approach of the danger within.

He looked out at the oasis and couldn't help but marvel at the simplistic beauty of the place. He would miss his home, he knew that without a doubt, miss his bed, his library most of all...but if he was to live anywhere other than there...this place would certainly be his choice. "It's beautiful..." He whispered softly in awe.

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2011-04-24 [Aeolynn]: I don't want to force you to start... lol but like... the beginning, when he receives the artifact and all... well Caelsuna can't be there XD I could be the king I guess.

2011-04-25 [shadow of darkness]: lol then i suppose i should just act like i were summoned

2011-04-26 [shadow of darkness]: so what happens when i get the artifact again?

2011-04-27 [Aeolynn]: its an ancient artifact that houses the soul of a desert whip-tail dragon, the deadliest non flying dragon on the continent

think of it as that, a medallion

basically hes compatible with the soul, and so the moment he touches it the soul transfers itself into his body. Caelsuna's dragon is the mate of that soul, and shes been looking for him for a while.

2011-04-27 [Aeolynn]: I would imagine the soul to whisper to him the whole time he holds the package... the soul trying to get him to put the amulet on.

2011-04-27 [shadow of darkness]: that is a cool medallion. this shall be interesting until he puts it on at the very least. lol

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: well thats a short

2011-04-30 [Aeolynn]: not much I can do! lol Caelsuna won't know he exists till he turns!

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: and i wont turn until i put it on. ugh

2011-04-30 [Aeolynn]: would be funny if it hummed till he opened the box, then it jumps out and latches itself onto his neck rofl

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: that would be cool

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: he turned into a dragon??

2011-04-30 [Aeolynn]: Yeah, the soul just took over lol hope u dont mind i controlled him, didnt want another short post XD

2011-04-30 [Aeolynn]: was thinking it would be cool if they couldn't take the artifacts off... and that Caelsuna has a bangle on her arm

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: that is a cool idea lol is anyone born that way though?

2011-04-30 [shadow of darkness]: so how should he react to the hunger for his horse?

2011-04-30 [Aeolynn]: born what way?

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: already bonded and have no need for the magical jewelry that bonds that dragon souls to the human body?

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: how about when they find their mates, they can lose the jewelry?

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: thatd be cool, then at least he can still deliver the necklace lol

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: yeah

but for now he wont be able to take it off. And... the dragon will probably attack the horse. Remember, Kiya's dragon was ruthless ;)

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: not to mention they are most likely going to have a inner fight lol

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: i dont know where else to go with this lol

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: do you want me to rp the dragon for a bit? you can take over later?

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: i'll play the human part if you play the dragon. i'm sure there's some explaining that needs to be done on the mental level?

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: aye

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: i'll post in a bit, just remind me

2011-05-01 [Aeolynn]: u busy or something? lol

2011-05-01 [shadow of darkness]: i had to relinquish the laptop unto my wife. lol i'm on the office comp now though

2011-05-02 [shadow of darkness]: so i take it now that I am in control of the dragon?

2011-05-02 [Aeolynn]: sure sure.

2011-05-02 [Aeolynn]: would be funny if they awoke in human form all bloody and naked XD

2011-05-02 [shadow of darkness]: lmao!

2011-05-15 [Aeolynn]: he's gonna look similar now, with his eyes red and the scales.

2011-05-16 [shadow of darkness]: does my dragon have a name?

2011-05-16 [Aeolynn]: You can create a name for them if you want. In Tainted I never revealed the name of the female

2011-05-16 [shadow of darkness]: ok. i wasn't sure if we needed them or not

2011-08-02 [shadow of darkness]: well THAT was a surprising reaction lol

2011-08-02 [Aeolynn]: hahaha... well she really likes him. Idk about other women, but the first time i touched the guy i liked i soaked through my panties =P

2011-08-03 [shadow of darkness]: lol well that's a really...captivating...image

2011-08-03 [Aeolynn]: lol! XD

2011-08-03 [shadow of darkness]: tis only so captivating because of how beautiful you are

2011-08-03 [Aeolynn]: thanks? lol

2011-08-03 [shadow of darkness]: lol it's called a compliment. lol jeez. think about it, a beautiful girl creaming through her panties? that's hot.

2011-08-03 [Aeolynn]: hahaha, well thanks. :)

2011-08-03 [Aeolynn]: i figured she can sneak into his room or something, unless u dont like that idea>?

2011-08-03 [shadow of darkness]: ooooooooooo hehe as long as it is Caelsuna and not the dragon who sneaks in

2011-08-03 [shadow of darkness]: awwwwww

2011-08-07 [shadow of darkness]: she almost back out cuz he is sleeping in the nude? or is it the fetal position that does it?

2011-08-07 [Aeolynn]: backed out, not blacked out. Shes never seen a naked man before silly =P and sorry I was afk, busy couple of days.

2011-08-07 [shadow of darkness]: that's alright. i'm going on vacation on tuesday, so i will probably be afk for a bit. I don't know how to post though, seeing as I'm asleep....

2011-08-07 [Aeolynn]: no rush ;)

2011-09-07 [shadow of darkness]: awwwww does she remember he's nude? lol

2011-09-09 [Aeolynn]: theres a blanket between them =P

2011-09-09 [shadow of darkness]: so? he's still nude lol anyway, he's awake and tis morning lol and nothing happened while they slept, perhaps.

2011-12-07 [shadow of darkness]: tag?

2012-11-03 [Aeolynn]: stupid et hiccup

2012-11-03 [shadow of darkness]: i know right???? lol

2012-11-03 [shadow of darkness]: is that Caelsuna talking in italics? because he won't go if he doesn't hear it from her. the dragon has already tried to get him to do it once lol

2012-11-03 [Aeolynn]: no no lol, it's both of em

2012-11-03 [shadow of darkness]: ok good. lol

2012-11-03 [Aeolynn]: <img500*0:stuff/aj/1675/dragonmmates.png>

2012-11-03 [shadow of darkness]: she's the badass looking red one?

...why does the blue one look so...not badass?

2012-11-04 [Aeolynn]: Who's glowing what color in this scene? lol. Blue is female silly =P

Males' fight with their claws for the favor of females and females fight with their tails and horns which leave no lasting mark, hence why they almost are never scarred.

2012-11-04 [shadow of darkness]: thats what I thought, but why is the blue one mounting the red?

2012-11-04 [Aeolynn]: shes not mounting... its just a portrait

2012-11-04 [shadow of darkness]: do you see where I would jump to that conclusion though? please don't tell me i'm really that perverted on my

2012-11-04 [Aeolynn]: maybe it's just because we're in the middle of that scene. lol

2012-11-04 [shadow of darkness]: i believe

how come you get on so very late at night? This is the last weekend of my vacation, so I won't be able to stay up this late after tonight, as a heads up

2012-11-04 [Aeolynn]: I was busy laying in bed and being lazy all today. My bf and I have been up playing DotA2 last few days.

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: in a drawing mood... this time more then just a small dragon pic lol.

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: ooooooo you should TOTALLY do your idea of Rider

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: I'm drawing both of them ;)

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: poke?

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: lots of places to post tonight...sorry lol

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: would you mind if I archived?

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: should've been about 3 hours ago .........ugh you women are far too addicting lol

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: lol... =P

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: you, my wife [Ravenclaw], and [Chel.] seriously....

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: Haha! Some how I knew which women you spoke of ;)

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: lol my wife should've gone to bed as well. hell i'm getting up in 4 hours for work......and she'll get up like an hour and a half after me. lol

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: go to beeeed

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: i musttttt.....but i cant......ugh

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: you shoooould lol... go to bed silly

2012-11-08 [shadow of darkness]: going...reluctantly

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: sorry short post, thought it appropriate lol

2012-11-08 [Aeolynn]: awww... lol she was trying to goad him into doing it, cause he could if he wanted to, she was just showing her dominance a little

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