“If I can get your wing tip covered with this salve I think it could heal by morning,” Mia said.
Garnet reared back from her and curled his lips at the stench. Sharp white teeth greeted her, and his eyes glittered with revulsion. “I don’t think so,” the great red dragon said.
“But, you’ll feel so much better.” Sure, the stench of the salve was a sacrifice, but still… She held up a hand covered in the viscous ointment she meant to smear on his cuts. He skidded away from her like a small child, lifted his magnificent head, and covered his nose with his injured wing. “No.”
“Don’t you dare try to run away from me!” He recoiled, hissed, and attempted just that. She chased him around in a circle, and Garnet squawked out quite an unchivalrous sound.
She seized the moment, scrambled up his back, and smeared his wounds with the foul, malodorous mixture. He squirmed and growled and howled and writhed, but Mia was fast, and showed him no mercy. “Hold still, you big baby! This won’t hurt but for a second …”
Garnet the Red makes his fiction debut in Chavlaren Rising, coming this summer from Boroughs Publishing Group. While he’s a very special dragon, in this scene he’s acting just like any other male who doesn’t want to be tended.
Mia Ansgar makes her debut in Dragonstone, but in Chalvaren Rising she’s finding her way amongst her fellow elves, and their dragons. In this scene, Mia’s clearly got her hands full trying to patch Garnet up, and tend his wounds.
Mia and Garnet set out on a quest to recover Elf Prince Kort Elias and Magnus the dragonlet from their abductors. Do you like fantasy romance stories with a quest at their heart? I’d love to go on a quest with a talking dragon – just seems like my kind of fun.