Damin drags Deia to his chamber. She struggles against him, but her attempts have no effects. He eyes her with an emotionless expression, "You will stay inside my chamber for the rest of your life."
She will be a prisoner? "I don't want to stay here."
"Why did you come here if you didn't want to?" Damin is furious at her. "I didn't want a human mate. I don't like humans. I mated with you and created the bond because the Dark God wanted me to save you at any cost. Why must I keep you with me? A mate is supposed to be her mate's strength. You are my weakness."
When Deia sobs in front of him, he softens his voice. "I left you there. I gave you a chance to live a life among humans. You are the only human here. You aren't strong enough."
Isn't he here to protect her? She looks at him with sadness. She doesn't care where she has to live. His words are stabbing her heart. He is calling her a weakness. "I felt lonely without you. Did you not feel anything when you went away? How can I live a normal life without you? We have bonded. Don't you feel lonely without me?"
Damin sighs. He doesn't answer her. He did feel empty, but that's the effect of being far away from his mate. When she's near him, he feels extremely stressed. Loneliness. He's used to it.
Reality hits her finally. He doesn't feel anything for her. Nothing. She has been looking for her all her life. He is a heartless person who feels nothing.
There is a knock on the door. Damin opens it and sees Kresi with Mogrok. He turns around and glances at Deia who is looking down at her hands with sorrow. He leaves right away, feeling upset for some incomprehensible reason. Emotional humans give contagious diseases.
"Now, now... calm down."
She's been crying for a while. I pat her back. I have heard half of the conversation. It's not like I wanted to hear it. But, they were shouting. I understand how Deia feels. She has been searching for her spirit. She even risked her life. She abandoned her home and family for a chance to find the spirit. Things turned out like this.
I don't know much about bonding. Mogrok and I are also bonded. I didn't make any contract. The previous harbinger did with the heart of the Dark God. I wonder how I would have fared without him in this world.
"Seer, you should not be distressed with a heavy womb." He is looking at us with bored eyes. "You are a human carrying halflings in your body. It is still early. You should start caring."
She finally stops crying. "I am carrying what in my body?"
"Didn't the Dragon God tell you?" Mogrok bites his lip. "I shouldn't have told you if he hasn't told you. It looks like your mate has no idea either. Otherwise, he wouldn't have left you alone after planting his seeds in your womb."
"What do you mean?" She asks with a shaky voice. "Tell me now."
Mogrok blinks at her. "In human terms, you are carrying his children. Two half human-half dragons in your womb. You should deliver them in three or four months."
She drops him. Her face turns ghastly pale. "Pregnant already?"
She doesn't look happy. Maybe, I should skip congratulating her. "Deia, I heard that you are going to stay here. Are you okay with it?"
She's going to be only human on this entire continent.
"Pregnant." She holds her head. "He doesn't even want me here."
I sigh. I am not the best relationship advisor. Things with Deia are complicated. Carrying human children are bothersome alone. How will she do about half-dragons?
"Deia, look." I turn to face her. "You are overreacting a bit. Things did turn out unfair for you, but you found who you were looking for. He even saved your life. You know about him because you have had the visions. But, he had no clue about your existence before you appeared in his life. Besides, he isn't a human. Think from his point of view. It's like he is suddenly thrown into an arranged marriage with someone who belongs to an entirely different species. Even I would freak out if it was me."
She is crying again. "I don't know what to do. I never thought that I would sleep with a dragon and become pregnant with two half-dragons. He is so heartless."
I wonder if she is extra emotional because she is pregnant. "Then, what do you want to do? If you want to leave, I will take you away."
"No, Master. She's carrying dragon's seeds. If you take her away, the treaty will be broken. All the dragons will chase you to the human realm." Mogrok objects. "She needs to remain close with her mate especially when she is carrying the children. Through the bond, the mate will provide the strength and nutrients that she and the half-dragons need. Otherwise, she might die before she can deliver the halflings."
He becomes quiet. Deia has a lost look in her eyes. She covers her belly. "If it's best for them to be here, I will stay here."
"You are making the right decision, Seer." Mogrok crosses his arms and nods. "You are his mate. You belong to the royal family too. No other dragon or spirit with touch you or harm you. Don't be scared. You also belong to the law of the 12th god. I am a witness to the wedding. You are his destined mate. He can't even marry again without your permission."
Deia seems delighted after hearing that. "Really? What else can I do?"
"You will be treated like a princess. You will also wield certain powers since you carry the royal blood." Mogrok counts his fingers. "What else was there? I forgot about the old ways. I think that you should ask your mate. He should tell you about the ways of this place. You have an advantage. Your visions. You will always know things before they can go wrong."
"Right, visions." She yells suddenly, "Kresi, I have something to tell you."
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