"Hold on Coltaine, you'll be alright."
He nodded slowly as she began to walk with him supported by her shoulders, she whirled around as the ground began to shake under their feet, she watched horrified as the large, red scaled head of the fire dragon began to rise from the sands.
She put her fingers to her lips and whistled thankful when after a few moments Max arrived.
"Get him out of here!"
The horse snorted and tried to get closer to her but she put her hand on his face and shoved him back, pushing Coltaine into the saddle.
"Get him out of here!"
Max stomped the ground before screaming and dashing back the way he came, she smiled and turned as the dragon lunged, rolling in the sand she came up on her knee and took a deep breath as she ran forward and drove her sword into the beasts clawed hand making it screech with pain and recoil throwing her away, she rolled in the sand and gasped as the clawed hand slammed down on top of her.
"To the dark abyss with you! Let me go!"
She brought her blade up into the fleshy underside of it's hand and gasped for breath as it only pressed her into the sand harder, she closed her eyes and waited for it to crush her but felt the weight lift from her as the beast screamed, opening her eyes she saw Senga driving her sword into the dragons foreleg, bringing it back and causing a large gash to appear in the scales. Ahara not far behind having both his katanas drawn and rushing the monster as well. Mira sat up slowly and jumped as she felt heavy breaths behind her, looking over her shoulder she gasped and wrapped her arms around Desturs large nose putting her forehead against his.
"Thank the fates! Where's Coltaine? Is he alright? Did he make it to you safely?"
The horse bumped his head to her's nickering softly as if to tell her to calm down, she looked up and sighed as she saw the man sitting atop his horse, his hand to his chest as he took deep breaths, she stood from the sand and reached over Desturs' head putting her hand on his knee and meeting his eyes as he looked down at her.
"I'm glad your alright."
He nodded slowly and watched as she turned away, grabbed her thin blade and charged back into the fray with the other two, screaming a battle cry as she lept into the air and slashed downward with her sword, the sharp blade connecting and slicing through one of it's giant digits, the claw rolling across the sand as she took a few steps back and charged again, this time aiming for one of the large horns atop it's head, screaming as the dragon tuned and slammed it's snout into her torso throwing her feet away. Rolling on the sand she stood up and winced, looking down she yanked the jagged stone from her side, the blood beginning to flow from the wound above her hip now. Taking a deep breath she charged back in and jumped up with Senga, both bringing their blades down on the monsters head as Ahara jumped across them gashing the beasts throat as Senga and Mira brought their swords down on it's head killing the beast. As she landed back on the sand she dropped to one knee and took a deep breath, gasping as pain lanced through her side.
"I say we find some shade and take a breather, the evening will be here shortly any way."
The all nodded and found a small plate of slate stone to pitch their tents on, Mira winced and gasped as she tried to stitch the wound on her side by her self yelping as she dug the needle in slightly to deep.
"By the dark abyss...I'm going to end up sticking my self full of holes before I fix my self..."
She winced again as she managed another stitch only to let out a curse as she missed and stabbed her self, the voice outside her tent making her jump and dig the needle into her skin once again.
"Are you alright in there woman?"
She growled under her breath.
"I have a name Coltaine, use it. And I'm just fine. What about you? Is your back alright?"
"Just fine. Nothing major. What are you howling about in there?"
She smiled wickedly and poked her head out, holding the flaps of her tent around her, her bare shoulders showing as his eyes widened slightly.
"Want to join me and find out?"
"I-well that is to say..."
"Relax Coltaine, I'm joking. I'm trying to stitch my self up. I got caught by a shard of slate stone during the fight."
"Do you need assistance?"
She raised her eye brows before looking down at the wound still oozing blood, sighing she poked her head back out and nodded slowly, her cheeks tinted red.
"Just gimme a moment."
He nodded and waited as he heard her rustling around inside til her voice filtered out from the tent.
"It's okay, you can come in now."
He swallowed before entering, her tent wasn't anything special, articles of clothing here and there, her sword and horse blanket, her bed roll and boots with her sitting in the middle on her knees. She looked up at him as he entered, her hair thrown over one shoulder which he could see was bare as well as the rest of her upper body, but she covered her self by holding a blanket tightly to her chest, it was than he saw the wound on her side.
"Great fates Mira, what happened did you try to get healed by a porcupine?"
"Your so funny Coltaine, just...will you help me?"
He nodded slowly and sank to his knees next to her, his warm, rough hands moving swiftly and skillfully as he stitched her wound shut and cleaned it off, he wiped the blood from her skin and looked at his work nodding to him self, his finger tips still grazing her skin. The shiver was involuntary, as it rocked through her body, the warmth coming off of him seeped into her skin and made her lean towards him slightly, his voice falling on her ears now.
"Mira, are you alright?"
She straightened instantly and held the blanket to her tighter.
"Yes. Thank you."
He nodded and retreated from her tent as she exhaled the breath she had been holding as she heard the cricket and owls begin their nightly routine as the sun dipped below the horizon and night began. She shook her head as her skin grew cold, the warmth of his touch receeding.
'What is wrong with me? Already I'm trying to lean into him? I don't even know much about him...'
She shook her head and pulled a shirt on carefully, emerging from her tent and blinking as she saw Coltaine's tent pitched a few yards away from the camp; raising her eye brow she shook her head and sat down by the fire. The flames warming her she let out a sigh and looked up as Coltaine sat down next to her, his green eyes seeming to glow with the fire and she felt lost in them for a moment before he looked at her.
"Is your side alright?"
She nodded slowly before shifting closer to him as Senga and Ahara sat down as well, she looked up at him smiling slightly, he arched a brow back at her making her shake her head and chuckle, glancing at their horses she turned her head to the side slightly.
"What kind of horse is Desturs? Max is just a head shorter than him, but he seems more stocky..."
She looked back up at him and sighed as she closed her eyes, the warmth from the fire making her exhaustion known.
"You know...you never did tell me more about you. Your mother and father, if you have brothers or sisters...that kind of thing."
She let out a yawn and felt her body grow heavy, attracted to the heat he seemed to be putting off as she leaned to the side and into him, her head resting on his shoulder comfortably, she listened to the crackling fire waiting for him answer her.
Edited by Knuckles' Girl, 20 May 2011 - 04:37 PM.