For this week’s Rainbow Snippets, six sentences from my current WIP. This is Recovery, the third of the Reawakening series. Raif has woken the dragon Arden from his thousand year sleep and they are now walking back south as Arden adjusts to being back in human form and how the world has changed.
Raif originally had very high expectations of this noble dragon. Raif is foolish. Don’t be like Raif 😉
Arden’s habit of wandering around wreathed in nothing but flames until he felt like getting dressed in the morning was frustrating as well, but Raif knew perfectly well that not everyone found nudity as rude as the Tiallatai. Arden only occasionally talked in his sleep in the tent at night, and that and the snoring were, if Raif was being fair and considerate, involuntary physical actions.
The day he’d spent asking Raif the words for various body parts with an ever-widening smirk had been difficult, although thankfully not repeated. Flicking little flames at the end of Raif’s nose when he was taking a perfectly justified few moments of quiet was not all that reprehensible, given the flames always went out before they touched skin (the way he chortled every time Raif flinched, however, was less forgiveable).
Nonetheless, he did his share of camp chores, and walked at a good pace, and radiated enough heat at nights that camping on a frosty night wasn’t as unpleasant as it could have been. All in all, it wasn’t until they met up with other travellers that Raif began to find him unbearably irritating.