I LIKE BIG DRAGONS AND I CANNOT LIEI woke up to my lower half on fire.At first, I thought it was just an aftereffect of my dreams, but when I finally peeled my eyes open, I could smell smoke.When I opened my lids and looked down, it was to literally find my panties on fire.I screamed and rolled; rolling so far in the bed that I hit the floor and kept going.By the time the fire was finally out, my panties were burned to ash. However, my skin was perfectly fine. In fact, the hairs that I’d planned on having waxed later in the week were gone.It’d given me a fire waxing…minus the wax.“What the fuck?” I yelled, staring down at my now hair-free mound.Blasphemy.My eyes widened and I looked around. Was someone in the room with me?I started reaching for the lamp but couldn’t find it. There was a pile of things beside the bed that I’d knocked over in my haste to get up. I could only assume that the lamp was one of those things.“Light, light, light,” I chanted, shifting through the things on the floor.My candles that I had interspersed around the room all lit at once, and I screamed.“What the hell is going on?” I shrieked.Macy started hammering on the wall, or her boyfriend. Whatever. Fuck her.I narrowed my eyes at the wall.That stupid heifer! I’m allowed to scream if I want to. She fucks day and night, and she’s going to bang on my wall to get meto quiet down?Master Farrow has always had excellent stamina with the ladies.I froze, turning around and scanning the room.“Who’s there?” I asked nervously.A deep, rumbly laugh filled my head and my eyes widened.“Holy mother of God, get out of my head!” I yelled.The voice in my head continued to chuckle. Oh, this is almost as good as when Prince Keifer came into his powers. He didn’t shriek like you do, though.
DRAGONS NEED LOVE, TOOI don’t know why I never expected Nikolai to be able to fight.He had the muscles.He worked out.He was aware.But he never struck me as fierce.I wasn’t thinking that anymore, though, as I watched him beat the ever loving shit out of his opponent.He never used a single one of his powers to accomplish it, either.
He did it all with sheer strength, force of will, and knowledge.
He was divine.
All we were supposed to be doing was buying some supplies for the house.
It’d been over two months since I’d woken from my coma, six weeks since he’d told me I was his mate and even longer since the housekeeper had stocked the kitchens.
I’d never been so happy to leave the confines of a house.
I would’ve been happy with going in a plain old car; but, today, Nikolai had taken me on a motorcycle, of all things.
I’d always wanted to ride on one but had never had the courage to ask for a ride.
Today, though, I’d practically begged Nikolai for us to take it.
He’d argued that a truck would hold more groceries, but I’d been adamant.
I didn’t even know why, either.Just the thought of being in the open air, outside the confines of the sanctuary, turned me into a giggling mass of excitement.And I was sure that nothing would ruin this day…but I’d been wrong.Since I was now watching my man get ganged up on by five men.My uncle’s cronies could ruin my day, as evidenced by the stupid goon trying to slash Nikolai’s face off with a fuckin’ saber sword.I’d at first tried to help Nikolai, but his insistence that I back up and stay the hell out of it had been loud and clear, even when he hadn’t actually said any of those words out loud.But he’d been awesome at screaming them inside my head like I was a disobeying three-year-old, rather than a twenty-six-year-old grown ass adult who knew how to wipe her own butt.I watched with the brick wall of a convenience store at my back.Nikolai’s bike was on its side where he’d dumped it.My arm was scratched, and a strange throbbing sensation was going on with my ribs.Funny enough, I hadn’t remembered ever hitting my ribs. Nikolai had been extremely careful about laying his bike down as we slid.He’d also made me wear protective clothing, such as a brand new pair of motorcycle boots. A leather jacket with padding in the elbows and back, as well as a pair of pants that were supposedly flame proof.I was glad he’d forced me to wear them now; but a scant hour before, as I’d been getting dressed, I’d been reluctant.“Duck!” Nikolai screamed.Then, I was seeing nothing but black. Everything around me was black.“Nikolai!” I whispered frantically. “I can’t see!”Strong arms, the arms that I was coming to care for in the short few days that we’d officially started to ‘date,’ wrapped around me.“Shh,” he breathed, so low that I couldn’t be sure that he said anything at all.Grab the bike, he whispered through my brain.I moved my arms forward and grabbed on to the bike, feeling him shift as he got on. Then he pulled me on behind him and a loud roar sounded as he turned over the engine.“Hold on,” he rushed.I held on.