Opalite has struggled to keep herself contained while she travels and retrieves lost humans. Meeting up with a shackled dragon male has upset her attempts to keep her lift under her control. When her association with him gets the attention of her handlers, the humans charge her with manhandling one of their own. Defending herself would be hard enough with one witness on her side, but alone against the humans, what chance does a dragon swan have?
“Well, finding a mate is a prime concern for many, but there are few females to be found.” He cleared his throat. “You and your sisters are a blessing from the universe. To have twenty females of breeding age entering society at the same time is unheard of.”
“Not anymore and we are not a blessing from the universe, we are a blessing from Eiwyn. Our mother sacrificed years of her life with our father in order to bring us to the worlds.” She couldn’t help but give credit where it was due.
“He is not happy about the loss of his wife. We are trying to keep the complete truth of his children from him, but it has not been easy.” Kros’s voice was next to her as she explored the huge doorway that led into the castle.
“It has not been easy on Mother either, but it will not be forever, or so she is telling us. I wish for the day that I can meet her.” Opalite whistled softly, listening to the echo within the interior.
“What do you mean you haven’t met her? She is your mother.”
“We were cloned. She had four embryos and they somehow were split into five sisters each. The researchers don’t know why we look identical, but our eyes and personalities are all completely different.”
The interior of the home was cool and comfortable. Glossy marble floors butted to matte stone walls. Huge windows were open to the breezes and couches dotted the inner rooms.
“This is a lovely place. How can you live here on your own?” The vastness of the space astonished her.
“Well, I was rather hoping you would join me.” He snaked his arm around her waist and she blinked up at him.
“I need to see my sisters first.”
He was coming in for a kiss and she reached up and grabbed his lips. “My sisters. Now.”