Hello Enemy, My New Home [open] Aug 4, 2018 12:46:16 GMT -8
Post by dr3amwe4ver on Aug 4, 2018 12:46:16 GMT -8
D'lan couldn't sleep with the knowledge that he was living in a Weyr that had killed dozens if not hundreds of his fellow Weyrlings and dragonriders. He'd tossed and turned all night, the sheets damp with sweat and tangled around his limbs, until he'd finally given up on sleep just shy of dawn and rose to bathe and change. He expected his love to be sleeping, but she was awake when he walked into her Weyr, opalescent eyes focused on him.
If you don't get enough sleep, you're going to start getting wrinkles, she pointed out. With a small smile, D'lan leaned against her fore paw and stroked her eye ridge. She lowered her lids and purred, shifting her weight against her rider.
"Shall we go, my love?"
I thought you'd never ask.
Stifling a yawn and rubbing his sleep dry eyes, D'lan saddled Adorith and walked with her to the ledge of their Weyr. It opened up onto the Weyrbowl, and despite his unease at being in Rainbow Mists Weyr, he took a moment to admire the view. It was so...green here. With the jungle in the distance, and a glorious waterfall cascading down the very center of the bowl. It had become Adorith's favorite spot in the entire Weyr. Sensing her rider's thoughts, Adorith nudged D'lan with a small, impatient rumble. He smiled indulgently and climbed into the saddle, adjusting his riding goggles on the bridge of his nose.
Let's keep it simple- With a loud bugle, Adorith plummeted from the ledge. D'lan's stomach rose into his throat as they fell freely towards the ground, the green's wings pinned to her slender sides. At the last possible second, as panic started to set in, Adorith flared open her wings and caught an updraft, jerking them skyward. Despite the way his mind whirled, D'lan let out a whoop of exultation as they soared skyward. Adorith rumbled in delight, pleased she'd made her rider happy.
Alright, now to the lake- But Adorith wasn't done yet. She took D'lan on a ride, circling down towards the ground of the bowl before shooting up towards the sky once more like a sleek green arrow. She even did a few barrel rolls, which had D'lan shrieking and laughing in delight. Soon, he forgot all about his concern at being transferred to Rainbow Mists Weyr, and his fear of his dragon neighbors, and simply enjoyed the freedom of flight. Which was exactly what Adorith wanted.
When she'd finally tired of her antics, Adorith soared down and came to a graceful stop by the lake at the base of the waterfall. Dutifully, D'lan scrubbed her with sweet sand and oil before sending her into the shallows. Purring with delight, Adorith submerged herself in the crystal clear water. Don't you love the way my scales shine in the light, mine? asked Adorith, craning her neck around to peer at her clean hide.
"You look beautiful, love," said D'lan.
I'm the most beautiful dragon here. And you are the most handsome rider, she added proudly.
D'lan snorted. "I don't know about that." Lying out on a rock by the edge of the lake, D'lan folded his hands behind his head and closed his eyes, enjoying the early morning light on his face.