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Heart of Fire Chapter 9"shut up and keep walking..."
"but how far is it? how big are these 2 islands?"
"powder is 64 miles in diameter, ash is 64 in radius..."
"...that's a big fucking island!"
"and we could move faster if you would stop talking!"
"you can ride on my back if you need to john."
"my pregnant mate can ride my back before I her's..."
"quiet!" Dack was starting to piss me off, and Natgra had no problem showing how much she wanted to throw him off the path, even in human form.
the path we walked on was light tan and was very solid, like sand paper glued onto wood. ferns flanked both sides, reaching out to greet us in their overgrown state, some literally reaching out to shake hands. the path was never even and at times, it was necessary to climb up very aged blocks of wood, gray and worn down. time seemed to pass quickly and we zoomed down the path, tiny creatures poking out to watch us.
"considering the power you obviously have and the lack of oil, what is your power
Heart of Fire Chapter 8oh god, 3 days of raw fish and a rotted boat that was slowly sinking... hope of dry land snatched away as the water became a sheet of black glass and the wind stopped.
"damn! we were close..."
"don't worry, this is a pocket ship, we have a plan B! human, hop below deck and spin the wheel to the left! dragon, get some wind in those sails! I'm gonna make this guppy flap its tail..." I ducked into the cabin and lifted the hatch masked by the crate beneath the window and climbed down the ladder. the hull of the ship was mainly the walls and a cat walk of gears floating on the water that had flood the ship. from the spaces in the planks, light shined through and reflected off the water, casting it onto the walls. the wheel was just like a ships steering wheel, with a large gear connected to the ones I stood on.
I grabbed the wheel on the right and pushed down as best as I could, and after a little struggle, it went with me, but the gear turned and p
Heart of Fire Chapter 7"...John?" just let me sleep... "John!" no, I need to wake up, why though. "John! what happened!?"
"well, he's alive to say the least. John old boy! tell the tail!"
"ow..." I was on the floor still, and my back hurt. a quick look around the room and yes, there was cause for alarm. the door was off its hinges, the shelf was busted across the front. boot tracks on the shiny linoleum, grubby hand prints on the walls. "we need to leave... now..."
"tell us what happened first! shards has a ship and we can leave as soon as possible, but what happened!?"
"oh god, the chicken eggs..."
"speak up boy, what about the chickens?"
"that's a long story shards. but these people, there were atleast 4 of them. they attacked me, looking for Natgra. I had a few chicken eggs sitting in a bowl and they stole them. I think they thought they were dragon eggs. but they'll be back soon, and I don't want to lose you."
"then we leave..
Heart of Fire Chapter 6don't call me weird, it- ow! jeez! alright! I sat at my desk, reading over a dusty old book I had found on becoming a dragon. it required several potions and each one had to be exacted 24 hours apart. Natgra had left for a long flight, and to take a visit to the farmers house leaving me to take up a hobby I started.
it was my first time being a father, and at 27, it scared me! so I took to taking care of a few chicken eggs, keeping them safe and getting myself ready for when my duty was needed!
I had just finished the first of the potions, one that allowed fire breath, and I had it corked and ready for when the next came. a little reading ahead made me sad, I needed a rose diamond, and none were to be found! shrugging, I leaned down and lifted the bowl the eggs were in, nestled in a towel, and I lifted it to my lap.,, I felt like they needed to sleep, weird as that sounds, but I got up and carried them to the room. while bending over to place
Heart of Fire Chapter 5"... haway?"
"its Hawaii babe, and you really don't want to. there's lava golems everywhere and wereboars and each of these is a volcano..."
"... galla pogo islands then?"
"I went there, but it was a flat rock covered in lizards..." I clicked again, kind of enjoying our game. "the Amazon's without mountains and the Himalaya's guardian freaks me out..."
"its also not tropical..."
"well we're going to have to find a place..." oh, right... we were hunting for a new place to live. she wanted a tropical jungle around a mountain and I was damn determined to do it. if I had to tear a hole in the world to make that dragon happy, I would do it... well that got me thinking, maybe I don't need to tear a hole in the world, there's already one, but where is it?
"let me check around a minute, a neighbor might be able to help."
"I flew around this mountain and saw nothing, where is your neighbor?"
"lets see... about 200 miles... that way!"
"left and right? are you trying to sa
Heart of Fire Chapter 4The whole next week was wonderful! we were more open to each other, and we didn't have to worry about much of anything! she even revealed a secret to me...
the reason she kept kissing me on the forehead was because for her species, which I can't translate for you, it was a mental connection. it lasted until the kisser slept and allowed them to delve into the deepest thoughts of the one they kissed. that's why she freaked out when I tried to kiss her forehead! she thought I wanted to pry into her and reveal everything, when it was impossible for me to do such a thing.
hell, she was even comfortable in her dragon form around me, and with a few potion sprays on all the furniture, she could do anything she wanted to! after about Tuesday, my room had been cleaned out and I slept in her room, we were both comfortable around eachother and the room had better uses... once the floor was removed...
she explained to me that a dragon of her species needs a cave, or atleast a burr
Heart of Fire Chapter 3the next morning was a bit startling as I woke up in Natgra's bed. I parted the curtains and stepped out of the bed, wondering just where she had gotten off to. stumbling into the kitchen, my head full of sleep, I heard the sound of the tv and looked forward to see a hand holding the remote up in my easy chair. I grabbed a can of soda from the fridge and walked through the dining room and looked down at the female in my seat. she was about my age and had beautiful black hair, it almost looked blue with the sun on it.
she wore one of my shirts, just a plain white one and a pair of shorts I never wore. that was all she had on from what I could see. she looked up at me and smiled, revealing perfectly white teeth.
"hello!" she called out in a bit high pitched voice.
"hi... do I know you?" she bit her bottom lip and giggled. then she spoke in perfect draconic!
"you do, I'm just in a human guise... to make you more comfortable..."
"I was comfor
Heart of Fire Chapter 2I woke up the next morning to see sunlight pouring through the Windows at every angle in the room and I sat up, wondering what time it was. I looked down and saw Natgra's tail draped over my lap. following it with my eyes, I found her laying over the pillows with me leaning against her. her front legs were to my left and her rear ones to my right. the sun bouncing off of her dark blue scales made it look almost brown. feeling hungry, I reached down and gently lifted her tail, planning to slide out from under her and let her sleep.
"where do you think you're going?" she asked, pulling me back down and gently kissing my forehead. "you're not planning to leave me are you?"
"I was just going to get some breakfast and start on some work, do you need anything?" I thought
"no, I'm good for now, just really tired... and sore..."
"well, if you want, I can put more of the muscle rub on."
"would you please?" she spread out in anticipation and let me up. I scoot
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