Never go into the woods.
Don't stray far from the citadel.
Do what the hierarchy demands.
Cora had never been a rule breaker until it came down to the fate of her mother's life.
Once she ventured from her village and left behind her teachings, there was no turning back. She's quickly thrust into the world of mythical creatures and magic-wielders, but it's not by chance.
Drakon is awaiting her arrival to free him from a cave that's been a prison for far too long. Will she fall for this beast once she realizes what he is and the reason for his captivity?
A beast straight out of a fairytale looked right at me, rising even more so out of the cave behind the waterfall. It took a few steps forward, enough to clear the water and step on land. But that's as far as it got before it halted abruptly. The beast made eye contact and just stared in anticipation for something to happen, if that was even possible for a monster to emanate any feeling.
Covered in scales, immeasurable to any structure I've seen in my lifetime, with talons the size of my legs... A dragon stood before me. Beautiful and terrifying. The beast shook its' enormous head and growled deep. One arm raised and came down quickly, shaking the ground beneath me. The look in its' eyes said that was a warning.
When I didn't move, the thing that came next I wasn't prepared for.
"Go. Away." A deep voice grumbled in my head.