Because it received such a great reception, I am continuing on with the unnamed beginning of the non-WIP for this week’s WIPpet Wednesday. It has absolutely nothing to do with the threats I received should I not continue on. You’re getting a little over 25 sentences for the 25th. I’m giving you two of last week’s for continuity sake, and two extra because it just ends better.
Another blast of air assaulted Dachus but he didn’t dare let go of the woman’s shoulders to wipe the spittle off his face. The teeth snapped again, with less vehemence, as the creature tipped its head to peer past his human shield. Directly at him. A head, Dachus noted, easily as large as a farmer’s cottage. Gold-green eyes narrowed, and Dachus flinched away from the serpent’s tongue that darted toward him.
“Let him scent you,” the woman ordered, her voice sharp as hardened steel.
The tongue — surprisingly dry and smooth — danced across his face, and Dachus somehow managed not to soil himself.
“There now, little one.” The woman reached up to scratch the beast’s jaw, and it made a crooning noise low in its throat. “Are you quite finished with your little temper tantrum, then? Hmm?”
Dachus straightened his shoulders. He started to clear his throat but another glance at the dragon prompted him to change his mind. Instead, he reached out and tapped the woman on the shoulder. “If you don’t mind, I’m looking for Master Jannis.”
She glanced over her shoulder, gold-flecked, green eyes sweeping over him in much the same way the dragon’s tongue had. “And you would be who?”
“Dachus Branacous, of the Proupunua’s private court.”
“And your business with Master Jannis?”
“Is just that. My business.”
“Look, mistress– “
“That would be Master to you. Master Jannis, to be precise.”
Dachus snorted. “You can’t be a Dracon Master, you’re a –“
She arched a dark, slender brow at him, and leaned back against the dragon’s upper shoulder, arms folded across her chest. And the beast — Dachus swore it chuckled at him.
I’m still playing catch-up from two weekends away/busy, so that’s all your getting from me this week. Have a great day and WIPpet On!
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