He sleeps with his head on my lap. I touch his long eyelashes. The bridge of his nose. His lips. He stirs in his sleep. I stroke his hair to calm him. I wonder what he is dreaming about.
"MASTER!" Mogrok barges into the room. Kyo lifts his sleepy head.
I glare at Mogrok. He becomes quiet. I look down at Kyo and smile, "Sleep. It's only Mogrok."
Kyo shuts his eyes again and falls asleep.
"Master," Mogrok whispers to me. "Are you okay?"
"I am fine." I move cautiously and put Kyo's head on the pillow. He murmurs something in his sleep. I pat his head and kiss his cheek and say, "Sleep. Dream about me. I am not going anywhere."
He smiles faintly. I wait for him to fall deeper in sleep. Then, I walk away cautiously. Without making any nose. I close the door behind me.
"Tell me everything," I say to Mogrok.
Mogrok finishes how they came to the Dema continent. "Deia and Damin are being interrogated by the Dragon God."
"Will she be fine?" I ask him.
"She won't be hurt. She will get the status of prince consort." He comes closer and whispers to me, "The seer's womb is quickened by the dragon's seed. She doesn't know it yet. I am sure that the dragon god has felt it already."
"What the..." I keep getting shocks. "They did it only yesterday."
"Dragon's seeds are quite powerful when they mating with humans. She is his destined mate too." Mogrok is completely in gossipy mode. "I don't think that she will be able to leave the palace again."
I don't know whether that's a good idea or not. She will be only human here. I will talk to her about it. "Where are they?"
Damin widens his eyes when he sees his Seer standing in front of his emperor father. Why she is here? After finishing the Dark God's command, he left her there because his father hated humans. He thought that she wouldn't be accepted. Besides, she is too fragile to live in the Dema continent. He hasn't forgotten about the bleeding part.
"You have only one chance to explain." Aeis stares at his foolish son. "Only one chance."
He drops to his knees and gives him a thorough explanation of how the Dark God commanded him to save her. He tried all methods and failed. When he had no choice, he accepted her as his mate and went ahead with the mating process. He didn't hide one single detail about the process, especially how she bled and he had to change his method to make a bond with her. He knows that it is a crime to abandon a mate. "Father, I didn't bring her because you hate humans."
Deia feels a rollercoaster of emotions. She finally loses her temper and slaps him hard. "You moron! How could you talk about that in front of everyone?"
Aeis shrugs. There are only three of them in the room. But, yes, he gets the idea that he has been wrong. His son's stupidity is immeasurable. It's not his son's fault. There is a lack of information and there has never been a human mate in thousands of years. His son is young too.
"There is only my father. I have to tell him everything." Damin wonders why she is touching his cheek again and again. He can't feel her slaps. He grabs her wrist tightly. She yelps in pain. He releases it right away and feels bad for leaving those red finger marks on her wrist. "You shouldn't have come here."
"I didn't come here for you." Deia forgets about the third person in the room. "You are a horrible man. A worse spirit. How could you leave without saying goodbye? I felt so upset when I woke up alone in bed. I understand that you don't want to be with me. After what we did until you were satisfied, you should have... have... "
"I am not a spirit." Damin has lost count how many times he has told her that. This human doesn't listen.
She starts crying. "You don't even have the decency of... I get it that I misunderstood you as my spirit. I am still your mate, isn't? We have already bonded, isn't? I feel your ehr in my channels. Isn't it almost the same? A spirit is the most important being in wahr's life. They are connected by souls, minds, hearts, and bodies. You and I are also connected similarly. Perhaps, it's even deeper. Then, why do you leave me? I have loved you for my whole life. If you don't like me and don't want me to follow you, then stop getting hurt. Why do you have those lashes marks? I had a vision that they were hurting you. It hurt so much to watch. I was so afraid. I wanted to save you. I didn't even know where you were."
Aeis rubs his forehead. Humans. He almost forgot how annoying they are. His son is watching her blankly, making no attempt to quieten her.
Dragons are different. They aren't easily swayed by emotions. They can't show love as humans do. They don't fall easily in love. If they love the person, they can't stop loving the person for their entire life. Mating without love is not uncommon in Dema continent.
This particular girl is also a seer
"Damin, take her to your chamber. She will live here from now on."
"But," Damin is hesitant. "Father, I don't like humans either. I don't want to live in the same room as her. I will have to watch my every step. I don't know what will crush her and send her to the afterlife. Besides, I must follow the 12th God."
His son is worried that he will kill the girl accidentally. His youngest son is also someone who is unusually kind among all of his sons. That's why he sent him to convince the Dark God, thinking that his kindness would prevent him from harming weak humans.
"I don't want to stay here." Deia chins up. She "Who wants to stay with this stupid man?"
Aeis ignores Deia. "Damin, he has already released you as his servant. He told me that he didn't like a foolish dragon who abducted his heart and brought her to the Dema continent. You can't abandon your mate. She needs you the most now."
Damin doesn't know the meaning of his words. But, he gets that his father wants him to take care of his mate. "If that's father's wish, I will take care of her as my mate."
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