The fights lasted hours. I grew more exhausted, more tired than ever. I sat in my stable, finally after six fights in a row. My glossy black scales were batted up, dented and my once clean body was covered with dirt, burn marks, smoke clouds, and dried blood. I was a mess, but at least I was alive.
I waited and waited for the promise that Suri made to me. But I didn't know if he would come, after all... he would never think to look for me in the dragon coliseum.
"Kid, are you okay?" I looked over slightly to see the elder red dragon.
"I'm fine." I sniffed and raised my wing up to hide my tears.
"So, word is that you're not a true dragon. Is that true?" I sighed to his question. No it wasn't true, but in some sense I wasn't a real dragon, I was a human.
"No." was all I said, but after some silence, I added something in a small whisper. "I'm still a true dragon like you, but I'm also a human."
"I see. You are one of those half-bloods that humans despise then?" I just nodded to the question. "Who is the special person? This Suri you keep mentioning in your sleep?"
I lifted my head up to look into the dragons deep green eyes. "H-hes... hes my... m-my boyfriend..." I mumbled and the dragon seemed taken aback by the comment.
"You are a dragon half-blood who has a boyfriend? Odd, considering you are a dragon and he is human, and not only that but you are a boy." the dragon shook his head at the thought, but then he smiled. "You seem to love him, from the way you speak of him in your sleep."
I blushed and looked down. "Yeah." I mumbled.
"Hey! Let me through!" I heard a familiar voice sound through the stables.
"I'm sorry sir, but no one is allowed in the stables right now." the main trainer said.
"You don't understand! You have one of my dragons in your custody!" the voice accused.
"Do you have proof of this?" the trainer asked, his voice filled with anger.
"You have my black dragon, Kylon." he said and I perked my ears up.
"Suri!" I called out.
"Kylon, are you in there?" I heard him call back to me and I jumped around happily.
"Yes, yes! I am!" I was so glad he came here to find me.
"Hold on Kylon, I'm here now." his voice was filled with worry. "Let me through! You have my dragon in there."
"I cannot allow you in without proof that we have a dragon of yours."
"What more proof do you need?! You have my Night Wing in there and I will prove it if you let me in!" he said and my eyes widened. He knew I was a Night Wing? But how...? It's impossible! I am not a Night Wing!
I thrashed around in my stable to try and get out.
"I cannot let you thr-!" Suri pushed passed the trainer and ran to the only stable containing a black dragon, me.
"Kylon! I was so worried about you!" he ran over to me and hugged me tightly.
"I'm sorry I worried you." I sniffed, rubbing my head against his chest. "I know I promised nothing bad would happen..." I trailed off, not knowing how to finish my thought.
"Kylon! You're hurt! What happened to you!?" he sounded mad at me. I shrank back.
"I-I uh... I was forced to place in the coliseum..." I mumbled.
"This is exactly what I told you not to let happen!" he scolded and I looked down at the ground.
"I'm sorry." I said again. He frowned at my reaction and hugged me again.
"No, I should be the one saying sorry. I shouldn't have yelled at you. I know it wasn't your fault. I'm sorry Kylon, will you forgive me?" he asked and I nodded. I noticed that the trainer was watching the scene carefully. "Are you ready to go home?" he asked and I grew happy again.
"Yes!" I jumped up and down, excited.
"You can't just take him from here." the trainer called out.
"I can, I will, and I am!" Suri snapped.
"That dragon is our main attraction here!" the trainer said again, but harsher.
"Well screw the dragon competitions! You're hurting him! And I'm taking him home now!" Suri unlocked my stable and led me out. I shook my body and flexed my wings, but I regretted it when I winced badly. "Kylon!" he knelt beside me, but I shook him off.
"I'm fine Suri." I cooed and he smiled softly.
"Okay, then let's go." he said.
"But wait!" I walked out with Suri, ignoring the trainer's rants.
"Issac, leave them be. Suri is right, that dragon does not belong here." I looked to my right to see a lady with maroon colored hair and hazel eyes.
"Aris, um alright then." the trainer left back to the coliseum and Suri nodded to her.
"Thank you Aris." he smiled at her and she smiled back at him.
"Don't mention it. Since you delivered that medicine, I'm glad to help out in any way I can." she said and I looked down.
"Kylon and I appreciate your help." he replied and then we left. But of course, I was feeling even more miserable by the second.
I laid down on the bed, changing back into my human form, finally. The drug effect wore off, so I was able to do what I wanted from there on. And sleeping was my choice, since I hadn't been able to sleep in a real bed for a full thirty four hours now.
Suri came back to the room with a wet cloth and some bandages. He wrapped up the spots that were burnt and cut and wiped away the smoke covered places.
"Figures, the first official job I get, and I screwed it up." I mumbled.
"Oh Kylon, cheer up. It wasn't your fault."
"Oh yeah, it isn't my fault that I'm a dragon." I sighed and layed back onto the bed.
Suri frowned and sat on the bed beside me. "Little dragon. If anything, it's my fault for not thinking about the coloseum." he whispered to me, but I just buried my head in my pillow. "Kylon, look at me."
I shook my head, refusing. I didn't want him to see me cry over something as stupid as a delivery job.
"Okay then, I didn't want to do this, but you gave me no choice." After he said that, he climbed on top of me and held me down with his weight. Uh oh...
He then reached down and tickled me in the worst and most vulnerable spots ever, my sides. I gasped from the feeling and tried my best to escape it.
"N-no! S-suri! Stop i-it!" I laughed and wriggled from underneath him. I hated being tickled! Expecially in my sides. "Suri! I-I mean i-it! C-cut it out!" I laughed harder and eventually I could barely breath.
"Not until you stop blaming yourself for this." he said and I gasped for air.
"No!" I screamed and laughed more.
"Little dragon." Suri continued to tickle me and moved one of his hands down. I gasped at the touch and shivered slightly.
"S-suri, w-what are you...?" I tried to stop laughing, but I couldn't. "Okay Okay! Please stop!" I hid my face in the pillow and heard Suri pout as he removed his hands, but was still sitting on me.
I regained my breath and removed the pillow, smiling as I saw Suri's pouting face.
"Awe, did someone not get there way?" I giggled and saw Suri's frown be replaced by a grin. My eyes widened as he leaned forward.
"Oh don't worry, I still have plenty planned for you, my little dragon." he said as he grinned wider and placed his lips on mine. I recovered from shock and kissed him back, wrapping my arms around his neck and entangling my fingers in his hair.
My instincts told me something kind of bad was going to happen, but I ignored the feeling and replaced it with the growing pleasure. Suri ran his tongue along the bottom of my lip for entrance but I refused. But I guess that didn't stop him because he ran his hands down my sides and I gasped at the touch.
He took that opportunity to push his tongue into my mouth and exploring all around the inside. He massaged my tongue and coaxed it into the action, which eventually worked. And soon we were in a battle for dominance which I had no chance of winning.
After a bit we pulled away for a chance to breathe. I was blushing like crazy and Suri had a wide grin on his face. After a while of staring into each other's eyes, I broke the gaze when I yawned and Suri chuckled, but pouted too.
"Tired?" I smiled sheepishly and nodded.
"Uh huh. Sorry." I apologized and he kissed me again.
"No need for apologies. I don't mind. After all, you deserve to rest." he said and I nodded slightly. "Kylon?"
"Hm...?" I mumbled sleepily, covering up with the blanket when Suri climbed off of me. He climbed into the bed beside me and smiled softly.
"You know I love you right?" he asked and I smiled, opening one eye to look at him. I kissed him lightly and cuddled against him.
"Yes, I know. And I love you. I always will, no matter..." I yawned, and then finished my sentence, "what." I said and purred softly as I closed my eyes again to go to sleep.
"Yes, Kylon, I know that." he kissed my forehead and wrapped his arms around me, pulling me closer. "Good night, little dragon."