Love… I have always felt it and known it for my whole life. Humans say dragons are just mindless beasts that go around and kill for thrill. Well my life shows just how wrong you humans truly are.
My name is Granice Shersickle and I am a light blue, water dragoness. On four legs my height is four feet, two inches. Human women don't like to tell about their age… and neither do we dragoness's.
I was hatched deep in the heart of an isolated mountain range that you humans have yet to discover. Just don't think I didn't see the world as a hatchling; my mother, Brasila, thought that traveling and watching the humans from afar would help me better come to terms of the dangers out in the world, past the mountains we called home.
Father… he thought differently. My father was a highly respected dragon-clan chief, and everything had to be dragon not human. Now that I think about it, after mom and I would come home after a travel, he would be waiting for my mother.
He would drag her inside the cave and I would have to sit outside while he hissed his complaints to her. "She doesssss not need to sssssssee life outssssside the mountainsssss Brassssssila!" I would hear him say in an agitated tone.
Mom would not take it though; because every other week we would go out and see different places around the world. Mom loved it… dad did not; it all changed when he finally snapped after we came home after an unfortunate trip to a popular human hunting ground.
We were watching a human stalk a deer in the forest; his bow raised and we watched intently. A snap came behind us as I accidentally stepped on a twig and the hunter turned his bow on us. He was so surprised that he released the arrow without intent to do so, mom was struck in the left foreleg.
The hunter panicked and ran for his life; leaving mom and I alone. I will never forget the way she looked down on me and said "Granice… look at me little one… accidents happen in life. This one is not fatal I will be fine stop crying… I promise I will always be here for you."
We flew back and dad had had enough of our perilous journeys. Then twenty years later I had grown to a fully fledged teenager. In human years I was just fifteen but since I am a dragon I had the mind of a twenty year old.
Still I was considered young but I was old enough to find a mate… dad was so thrilled that he set me up with this next-in-line dragon-clan chief. Let me tell you, he was full of himself… and Cullen if you are reading this… you could take this guy.
I ditched him the while flying high over the mountains; listening to him rage on and on about how many girls wanted him. Well I wasn't one of them; I dipped below the clouds so he couldn't see me and I DIVED for it. Well I don't have very good bearings in the sky… HEY don't judge I am a WATER dragoness not air like mom.
My steep dive almost ended with me crashing into a clearing in the forest. Luckily I landed in the thick part of the forest and looked into the clearing. What I saw made my heart stop and I blushed… I saw a human, lying in the middle of the clearing, sleeping.
Humans claim to have "Love at First Sight" happen; but not like how dragons have it. When we feel a certain spark of connection; it means we have found our soul mate. Once you find your soul mate; you will love no one else.
This was wrong though… I had just connected with a… a HUMAN. A few minutes after I felt the connection take place; tears came to my eyes. This was cruel… fate had made it so my love was impossible to possess.
Not all dragons find their soul mates; no in fact it is rare to find your soul mate. Most dragons just do the mating season and move on… my mom and dad are one of the few lucky pairs that found each other.
I just sat there staring at him and silently crying; for I knew that this was not going to work out… and I was doomed to be alone forever now. He looked to be around the age of fifteen… in shape, and dark brown hair. I never knew a human could look so cute… but this one did.
For the next few months I snuck out of the mountains and would go to the clearing to watch him from the forest. I learned his name was Cullen, he never knew his parents, and he was an expert at living off of the forest.
I thought that I would continue to watch him for a very long time; but alas it was not so. My father noticed my long absence's from the mountain during the nights; so he followed me. He watched me as I admired my true love; and he grew angry… not at me but the human.
Dad leaped out of the bushes and pounced down on Cullen; my father held him down with a paw. "HOW DARE YOU, YOU LITTLE INSIGNIFICATE PESEANT… did you really think that you were going to attract my daughter!!!" He roared at the terrified human.
There was no way I was going to let dad treat my love like that. I ran through the bushes and stopped beside dad yelling "DAD NO… he can't help it if I was destined by fate to love him!!!"
Grunting my father pushed down harder on Cullen and I heard him groan in pain. "I don't care WHOSE FAULT IT IS… but he will DIE so you will not be given the chance to have a future with him." Dad hissed at me
"THERSEK!!! Release her love at ONCE… I am tired of you presetting everything for her. She is my daughter too and I say… so what if she has the link of love to a human?" My mother said as she landed next to us.
I smiled at mom and she returned it with a hug. Dad released his hold on Cullen and backed away saying "I love both of you… and accepting a human into the family… will be tough… but the link is THE link."
With that said he flew off towards home and mom replied "Granice… your father needs to be comforted… stay here and talk to this human that you have connected with." Mom looked at Cullen with a smile; then turned and flew off after dad.
My gaze turned to my love and I expected him to run. Oddly enough he just stood there; his eyes gazed into mine and before I knew what happening our lips had locked. After that we talked and talked to no end; dad was right having a human around was hard but our love made up for it in the end.
I love every minute we spend together… you are my sun and my air. Cullen you literally stopped my heart with all the love I have for you. You write about our love in a different way… but when you write remember that we live in the same cave. I do read your stories and… try to be more gentle with the dragon slayers… especially around dad.