...d to face Darcian again. “Why, exactly, are you helping me?” She asked,
looking straight at him. He shrugged. “Maybe I’m just basically a nice guy. Or
maybe I’d rather not see our village get burned to the ground by a vengeful
black dragon. Take your pick.” She laughed in amazement. So, that was it… now,
all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. “So, you figured it out, eh?
actually looked a bit embarrassed. “Well, I always listen to the tales brought
to us by the occasional traveler – and I just remembered hearing about a
strange creature who, while outwardsly resembling a human woman, possessed
incredible power. The power to control black dragons, and to somehow absorb the
power of whatever creature they mated with.” She nodded. “So, you decided to
drop by and give me an extra boost, huh? Well, I could probably have made it
without it, but it helped, I guess. And besides, you’re pretty good in bed.”
With a final wink, she walked out of the room, leaving him somewhat bemused.
minutes later, she walked out of the village with the tablet-piece under her
arm, blowing a kiss at the surprised guards on the way. Their surprise was
understandable, since the muscle-growth hadn’t quite gone down yet. When she
reached the small valley where she’d left Blake, ...