Book 4 of the Time and Eternity Series
Stephanie wandered off. The palace was immense and beautiful. She had never seen a space as large as this. Huge statues everywhere, carvings of battles on the walls, battles showing men ridding dragons and fighting. The murals apparently telling a story of men first discovering the eggs then mastering the dragons. Then a depiction of men divided and battling each other on the dragons. Other pictures showing an entire planet destroyed by fire. Then more pictures of refuges on a new planet carrying the eggs. This scene pictured at least three times, each on a different planet, the final planet obviously Draco. She saw a raised platform in the distance and closing on it saw a gilded pedestal cast into the shape of a nest. The ceilings were over twenty feet high. The entire palace had an aura of pain and unhappiness. In spite of its opulent beauty the air was sinister and dangerous. Stephanie shivered as she approached the nest. In the nest she saw over two dozen eggs. They appeared black, but were upon closer inspection swirling in deep rich colors. The eggs were huge and seem alive in color. She reached out and touched the egg. Her hand becoming warm, the egg beginning to glow, then hum. The creature inside the egg stirred and Stephanie was aware of a conscious living dragon within the egg. She though it spoke to her, its voice friendly and soft, "Not yet, you're not the one," the creature whispered. "Another will come, then I will find you." The voice seemed kind and not at all menacing.