Friday, April 12, 2013
Tell Me Your Name...
“Would you like some help arising, Princess?”
“Why would you call me that?” The pained expression on her face had him wondering how close to the truth he’d come with his simple endearment.
“You are more beautiful than any depictions I’ve seen of Egyptian princess’, but it’s your eyes that draw me in and your lips that speak with such precision.”
“You are a poet then, or were you hoping flattery would garner you a discount on my merchandise?”
Jason stared down at her, still holding out a hand. He would not move until she placed those tiny fingers into his and he could verify their relationship to be true. She was his and the cool wash of water beneath her skin would sooth the fire burning deep inside his dragon soul.
“No poet, Princess.” Jason knelt, waiting still for her hand, but close enough to whisper in her ear. “Just a man.”
“That I don’t believe, Sir.” She placed her hand atop of his and gasped. “Oh my.”
He watched as her face flushed with his heat while a sense of peace and ease flowed throughout him. She was his mate and he’d yet to learn her name.
“All will be well, Princess.” Jason rose, and gently pulled her up alongside him.
“I’m afraid that is not so, water dragon.”
“You surprise me, Dearest,” he said, cocking his eyebrow to the ceiling. “You know me for true, yet I have not been blessed with your name.”
“Please, you must stop calling me such things. I am not a dearest or a princess.”
Jason smiled inwardly as she pushed at his back, steering him towards the door. He would allow it for now as he loved having her hands on his person, but he wanted more. “Your name, lovely lady, I would have it before you send me on my way.”
Her sigh was as delicate as she appeared.
“I am known around here as Karma. Now please go.”
“But that is not your true name…”
Jason stood firm and allowed her to push no more. She was his mate and she appeared frightened, he would know her fears and slay her demons. He would care for and love her with all inside of him that was dragon.
“Karma is as true as it gets these days, sir. Anything other died out long ago and should be left buried.”