Lilyana Pritchett was used to the stories about the dragon shifters that were said to have gone extinct around 90 years ago. They used to roam Earth, aiding humans in wars, always the protectors of the world. But that protection was overused. It was rumored that when shifters refused to become slaves, they were hunted and killed. It was the sad reality of the world. The protectors were gone. But what she hadn't expected was to learn that dragon shifters weren't extinct. Their powers were forced to lie dormant. Until now. Unlike most people, Charlie Barker knew the dragon shifters weren't extinct. In fact, he was one of them, training for when the time would come for him to use them. But when his ex-girlfriend finds out she has abilities as well, he has to ignore their past and get along. When they're forced on the run by Shifter Collectors, the teens must find a way to survive without getting caught. If they did, they would fight to get out or die trying. ___ Prompt #24 for the Open Novella Contest Book 1 in the Guardians of Earth Saga Round 1 Qualifier Round 2 Qualifier(!!) ONC III Longlisted!!!