She squeezed her eyes shut and dug her nails into the scales of the dragon. She had ridden on Luna with Christopher before but she never had to control her.
Now, soaring above the ground she knew what it felt like to have a bond with a dragon.
“Easy now, Marie,” Knucker said.
“My apologizes, I’m just not used to this,” She blushed and gripped the dragon less. She gradually opened her eyes slowly to look at the ground below. He let out a laugh,
"Is it not hard to be a dragon rider if you are scared of heights?" He asked sarcastically.
"Oh, be quiet," She smiled. She was getting used to it, the almost weightlessness and how high they were. She finally got a good look at the scenery.
“Beautiful isn't it?” He asked her. It was indeed beautiful. The sun was just rising above the splashing waves of the sea and the land before them glistened from the morning dew. For a moment the land seemed peaceful and safe. Being this high up made it seem like the war at hand almost wasn't real.
“Amazing,” She gasped. He let out a rumble similar to a laugh. He dived down and landed again near her camp. She slid off the dragon and covered her boots in water from the grass.
"I'm impressed, Marie. You are quite the fighter. Plus most people don't take the first flight very well," He smiled as he went from his dragon state to his human form. Looking at him again he looked like he was almost twenty in human years. Though all dragons had a way of looking remarkably younger than they really were.
His smile was unmistakably a dragons, as his teeth, instead of looking flat and round, were more filed to points. Like rows of fangs. His eyes were a beautiful gold orange that could glow like a cat's during the night. His hair was a dark brown color with tints of crimson in it when it hit the light. He was astonishing to look at, though he could kill a human without a blink of an eye.
"Though I know my looks can make any woman swoon, I've been told it's not polite to stare at people," Knucker smirked, pulling Marie from her thoughts.
"s-Sorry, It's just dragons can look so much different from humans, but yet still unique in their own way," she admitted.
"Have you seen other dragons?"
"Yes, my friend Christopher is a rider as well. He rides with a dragon named Luna," Marie told him. Knucker's eyes lit up,
"Luna? The white legendary physic dragon?" He asked her excitedly.
"Yes, how did you-" She began to say but was cut off,
"Almost every dragon knows of her, she is a rare breed and only a few other dragons like her remain. Do you know where they are?" He asked her. Marie's chest grew heavy as she though of her friends that she had been separated from.
"No, if I knew where they were I would have left to find them already," She sighed. He frowned in response.
"I'm sorry that you lost them," He said quietly. She looked up at him and for the first time, she saw general concern and worry on his face. Rather then the sarcastic, seductive look he gave off usually.
"Don't be sor-" was all she could get out before her vision cut out. She blinked a few times but all she saw was darkness. Then, blink by blink a image began to form in her mind. It was of a cottage out in what looked to be Eastern woodlands. It faded out to show plains before it and a small, calm voice whispered "Here you will find what you are looking for."
Her vision snapped back and she was looking up at her dragon, confusion and worry in his eyes.
"Marie?" He practically shouted.
"What happened?" She asked quietly.
"You just fell over, you fainted for three hours. I thought you died!" He said, his voice becoming angry. He sat her down and stood up pacing back and forth." Do you understand how worried I was! I don't worry about anyone!" He shouted.
"I'm sorry.." She, getting on her own two feet,"but I think I know where to find Luna and Christopher."