★*´✫* Meet The Men ★*✫*
Lord Branin Llewlyn – The awakening of his dragon soul twin brought Dragshi Lord Branin the freedom of flight and near-eternal life, but not happiness. For eons, he feared he would never find a woman with her own dragon soul partner—until one day another’s mind touched his.
Talann of Cloud Eyrie — Talann’s dilemma. No dragons sang a welcome at his birth, so how is he to save all dragonshifters. Or, himself from the mind control wielded by the leader called – the Parant.
★*´✫* Excerpt from Hatchlings Curse ★*✫*
Drak’s summons for Branin and Liam to join him at the top of the temple contained such strange overtones Branin hesitated before shifting into Llewlyn’s form to reach the high perch. The structure was so large, each tier of the stepped building could accommodate a half-dozen dragons without being crowded. And the top was more than ample for a single dragon and two humans.
The first thing Branin noticed when he joined Drak was the ruddy hint to the dun-colored dragon’s hide.
Drak lowered his head to Branin and Liam’s level. His eyes whirled and his usual confident tone contained a strange hesitancy. <Friend Branin, Friend Liam, I have a great favor to ask you both. Crisiant and I want to try one last time. In the short days we’ve spent in the valley, her color has brightened… and the urge to rise has renewed. My mate will fly, probably at the second dawning. According to the hieroglyphs, a successful mating requires a chase.> His voice stopped, as if he was unsure how to continue. <A competition between males.>
<Drak does not want any others of his kind around,> Llewlyn told Branin. <His mind contains a violence unknown to dragons. Even I did not feel such a strong urge when Broch tried to kill Jessian.>
Branin noted the dragon soul’s comment without lessening his attention to Drak.
<Liam, Branin, not to impugn you dragshi, or Orfhlaith and Llewlyn, the dragons you are twinned to, but no shifter can catch a true dragon, unless we choose.> A plea entered his tone. <Knowing you cannot win, will you participate? Help me recreate the ancient conditions?>
“Of course,” Branin agreed. Liam echoed the sentiment a heartbeat later.
<Think before you commit yourself,> Drak urged. <We don’t know the effect such an action will have on you.> An apology rose to be quickly squashed. <I’m sorry, my friends, but I must be honest. I don’t even know if in the throes of the mating I will be able to control myself.> After a moment, he continued sadness in his heart. <On the ring of stones, they talk of the death of suitors.>