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  • Sarra is quite intelligent for a five year old. 

  • However when mixed with her father's curiosity and her mother's powers, this intelligence is quite a handful. 

  • Gods, Daine has no idea how one dragonling and one human child cause such chaos. 

  • It's even worse lately.

  • They've been staying at the palace for the past month and Sarra is tired of it.

  • Honestly, Daine agrees with her. 

  • It's wonderful to see everyone but she misses the peacefulness of their own little family.

  • To help overcome the homesickness, they all wind up sleeping in the same bed.

  • Even though years have gone by and it hasn't happened, Daine is still mildly concerned one of Numair's giant limbs will crush the smaller animals that climb beneath their blankets. 

  • He is still very offended that she even thinks he would. 

  • Apparently he has "incredible control over his body, awake and sleeping!" 

  • Daine usually responds to this with an eye roll. 

  • She wakes one morning, pressed against her husband's chest, to a relatively empty bed. 

  • Sarra and Kitten are missing. 

  • There's no words to describe the horror that fills Daine. 

  • They have so many enemies, there's no shortage of people who could've stolen them.

  • She forces herself to focus.

  • Whoever touched them is dead.

  • It's a ferocious wave of rage that fills her, deadly and all consuming.

  • Then she's launching out of bed and shaking Numair awake. 

  • They have half the castle out looking for them within a few minutes.

  • Meanwhile the ambassador of the Copper Isles has found a little girl playing with a cat outside his chambers.

  • She asks him if he's seen her sister.

  • The kind ambassador is concerned and offers to help find her sibling. 

  • "What's her name? What does she look like?"

  • The girl offers him an adorable dimpled smile.

  • "She looks like a dragon, silly! Her name's Skysong, but you're allowed to call her Kitten."

  • The ambassador chuckles, recalling when he was young and his sisters could be as terrifying as any winged beast.

  • "A dragon, you say? What color?"

  • "Blue!"

  • He grins at her and begins searching the nearby halls a blue eyed girl or any adult who may know where this child belongs.

  • After a few moments he hears a squeal

  • "There she is," the girl cries, "I found my sister!" 

  • Relieved the ambassador turns to hand over the girl.

  • Except it's not a young lady the little girl is hugging.

  • It's an actual dragon. 

  • Scales and wings and flames. 

  • Kyporith save him, it's an actual dragon. 

  • He doesn't recall his head hitting the floor.                                                         

  • Daine is so damn relieved when she sees them.And so apologetic to the poor man who tried to help and got a concussion for his troubles!

  • Numair can't stop laughing at the ambassador's discomfort.

  • And that has nothing to do with him giving Daine a too friendly smile at dinner last week.

  • Nothing at all.

  • He only stops when Daine stomps on his foot and points out what a horrible role model he's being.

  • She knows she's going to have to scold Kit and Sarra for their disappearance. 

  • But for now she simply leans against Numair and pulls her sleepy, miscreant, children into her embrace.