Zack, the dragon king has branded me making me his personal slave. Haley, Zack’s cousin is far much better in temper than him. The only two people I trust here are Hayley, who always supports me and Jason, another pathetic human slave like me.
Me and Jason thought it won’t be that difficult to escape from this Dragon Kingdom but guess we were dead wrong. Haley already warned us not to try anything or there’ll be consequences but all I want is my family, my friends and my normal life back.
It was before twilight we started running. And Hayley came for our search as soon as she knew we weren’t at our normal morning chores. But before she could spot us in thick forest, she was spotted by human soldiers in the sky and they attacked blowing arrows at her.
Scared, me and Jason stay hidden behind trees as the leader of human soldiers examined the unconscious body of Hayley. I shudder at the thought of what will follow when Zack would find out that Hayley got in trouble because of me. Because the pathetic human slave tried a failed attempt to escape yet again!!
‘Ashley!! Never try any move!! I repeat NEVER!! or I’ll punish you in the worst way!!’ Chills run down my spine as Zack’s words echo in my head.
One of the human soldier brought something to Haley to snort and she started to contract abruptly from her dragon form to a naked vulnerable human figure at the feet of human soldiers.
‘We should take her with us’ one of the soldier suggested.
‘Right now she’s no harm. So we better hurry before she wakes up’. But before the soldiers could decide anything, the whole forest got lit up. All the soldiers started running leaving the area. The leader took out a sword from his sheath, some green liquid dripping off that sword. Trees crushed, braches fell as a dragon landed to the forest floor; Zack. I looked at Jason and gripped his shoulder digging my nails in.
The dragon king landed at a little distance from the leader digging his claws into dirt. Stretching his poison sword, the soldier warned Zack not to come any close. And suddenly for the first time I was scared for Zack’s safety.
‘You think that poison sword can scare me you pathetic human?!’ Zack asked mockingly.
‘Wanna try. I’ll show you!’ The leader hissed at the king.
Zack transformed into his strongly built human figure towering over the soldier. But as the sword touched his shoulder he started to get weak. Maybe this was some different poison!!
‘Still thinks the same?!’ The Human Soldier threatened The Dragon King gaining his confidence back.
I couldn’t take it any more. After all this was my fault. Haley was already lying unconscious and now Zack.
‘Jason we have to do something’ I whispered.
‘Whatever we do, we are dead anyway. So I’m in!’ Jason replied smiling. I gave a little smile thinking only Jason can smile at time like this!!
‘Dragon Lord on knees’ the human soldier laughed.
‘Hey!’ I shouted. I don’t know if that was bravado or insanity but the soldier looked at me with pity. Maybe he was shocked to see a girl, alone shouting for no reason in deep forest.
Jason hit the soldier’s head from back and his poison sword fell from his hand. As I was about to run to Zack, in that moment, in that short moment I recognized the face. I recognised the love in his eyes. All those moments we spent together flash through my mind.
‘Ash!!’ The human called out groaning in pain.
‘Brian!!’ He was my brother. My brother I was seeing after ten years, when Zack separated me from my family.
Zack rose to his feet and punched Brian, his body recovering from pain. I ran to Zack and pushed him.
‘Don’t touch my brother!’ I growled at the dragon king and it surprised both Zack and Jason.
‘Haven’t you learnt yet how to speak in front of your Master?!’ I stood next to Brian not caring about angry Zack.
‘You took her away from her family, from everyone’ Brian tried to sound confident but I know he was scared of Zack, after all Zack was all healed now!
Zack ignored Brian and looked at Hayley. Fuming with anger he announced ‘Run!’
‘Ash, lets run’ Brian said holding my hand.
‘I’ve only gave you permission to run. After what you’ve done to Hayley I should have killed you right at the moment. But I’m not killing you, only because you are her brother. NOW. RUN!!’ Zack shouted transforming back into his emerald green dragon form.
‘Brian no. Don’t go!!’ I cried.
‘Ash I’ll come back. I’ll take you with me’ and with that I lost my brother, again.
I fell to floor crying, my hand hit something sharp and blood started to come out. Next thing I knew Zack wrapped his dragon tail around my waist. I tried to escape but all in vain so I mind linked with him ‘You asshole. Leave me. I said leave me. Let me go’ I cried which only resulted in few grunts from him. ‘There’s no kindness in your eyes. I hate you. I never obeyed you and don’t think I ever will. I don’t care if you call me your mate or personal slave. I hate you. You should die Zack–‘
Before I could finish he started ‘Stop crying mouse and focus on what punishment is waiting for you. This time I won’t spare you. You think I can’t break you? Watch me this time. You need to know why I’m the Dragon King!’
I disconnected the mind link abruptly wishing someone would come and save me, wishing this all get over soon.
‘Br-Bri-Briann p-please come back…’