Chapter 13: The Devil Dragon, Xaldin Has Returned
I got back to the mansion in Krotolas with a smile on my face. The boys noticed the look on my face and then Axel spoke up.
"Hey, look who's back with a silly grin on his face."
"So...? how did the date go?" Midnight asked with a smirk.
"It was brilliant, the fairies love her and she enjoyed her time in the forest."
The boys smirked at me and then Axel started to tease me.
"And judging from that silly grin on your face, it tells me that you are in love."
"Shut up!" I spoke with a grin but he was right though, I am helplessly in love.
"Falling in love is a good thing but, did you also forget about the curse?" Scorch told me.
My eyes widen in he told me this and then I thought to myself.
'Oh crap! he's right, once the curse is broken, I'll be human again. But, at the same time, I've become quite used to being a dragon shifter, what should I do?'
As I thought about this, a familiar voice spoke up.
"What's with that look on your face?" My eyes widen when I heard that voice.
As I looked around, the voice continued to speak.
"That's not the look of someone who has fallen in love with a beautiful woman, your majesty."
I frowned and then I shouted.
The boys also looked around until Midnight shouted.
"Dominic! behind you!"
I turned around and there she was. The same woman with black hair, amber eyes and pale skin and wearing black modern clothes, stood there with a smirk on her face.
"Leila!" I growled.
"It has been many centuries since we spoke, hasn't it, King Dominic?" Leila spoke with a smirk on her face.
I growled angrily before I rushed at her and grabbing her by the collar of her top and slamming her against the wall.
"You've got some nerve showing your face here!!"
"Hey! hey! is that any way to treat a guest? especially one who is a lady?"
"You're no lady! you're just some vile witch who cursed me into a dragon when I asked you to make me powerful and immortal!!"
"You got what you wished for and at the same time you got your punishment for killing one of my friends! and speaking of which, are you seriously gonna hold that grudge forever?"
"I won't for much longer once I have killed you!" I got my claws ready and I was about to attack her until she spoke up.
"You sure you want to say something like that in front of your lover? what was her name? Amelia, wasn't it?"
My eyes widen and then Scorch took over.
"Dominic! back down! she's gonna threaten our mate!"
Scorch took control of my body and then he released her. Scorch backed away from Leila and he said to her.
"I apologise for his behaviour. But, what do you want from us or what do you plan to do to our mate?"
Scorch spoke to her.
"Don't worry, Scorch, I won't do anything to her. I only said that to stop that idiot from attacking me."
Scorch sighed in relief and then Leila continued.
"Anyway, the reason why I came here is that I have started to notice that you're changing. I had a feeling it was because you finally found someone is supposed to love you and not be s of you. I'm impressed and surprised."
Leila spoke with a smile on her face and I asked her.
"Now that you've noticed, I guess you're here to break the curse?"
"When you remembered the little trick to break the curse, you realised that once you become human, you won't have your dragon spirit anymore. Could it be the cursed King likes being a dragon shifter?"
I frowned a little and even though I didn't say it out loud, she was right. Before I met Amelia, I hated being a dragon shifter. I couldn't control myself at times but, then eventually, I got control of my dragon spirit and got accustomed to it but, when I met Amelia, she began to change me.
"Am right aren't I? hmpf, looks like I'll need to thank Amelia for this but, does she know about the curse that's been placed on you?"
"She has heard about it in the history books but, she hasn't heard it from the horse's mouth. I don't want her to think I'm using her love and affection to break the curse. That'll break her heart."
Leila looked surprised at first and then she smiled afterwards.
"Now that sounds like something a ruthless King shouldn't say. You really have turned over a new leaf. I guess you're no longer the man who killed the dragons for sport huh?"
I shook my head for a no and then Leila turned her back towards me.
"Then that's all I wanted to see and hear from you. Don't ever turn back to the evil man that I once knew."
I nodded my head and then I asked her.
"Wait, before you go, why did you come back after all this time? no one has seen nor heard from you in centuries, where have you been all this time?"
Leila turned back to us and she told us.
"It's because I was keeping an eye on the dragons from different realms thanks to my mother and Aunt's power but, I began to sense a disturbing aura. I did some investigating and I found out what was the causing this dark aura."
We stood there waiting for her to tell us and we can see the worried and angry look on her face.
"The Devil Dragon, Xaldin has returned."
We stood there with shocked looks on our faces because we knew who this man was except he wasn't a normal man or a dragon shifter. The reason why we call him the Devil Dragon is because of the scarlet red scales and piercing gold eyes. They say when you gaze into those eyes, it was like looking at the devil himself.
"Xaldin!? he's still around?! I thought the Dragonslayers killed him centuries ago."
"That's what I thought too but, when I spoke to Merlin, he was able to uncover the truth. Somehow, Xaldin was able to create a clone of himself and make it look like he was slain."
"While the real one went into hiding, but, why?"
"I don't know, but, why he decided to reveal himself now after all this time, I do not know. I thought I should come here and warn you about him and keep a close eye on Amelia. Let's not forget, you're not the only who has been waiting for their mate all this time."
I nodded my head and then Midnight told her.
"All right, thanks for the heads up, Leila, if you know anything else about Xaldin let us know."
"I will, until then, see you around and be careful."
Leila told us before she clicked her fingers and disappearing in front of us leaving black smoke behind her.
3rd Person POV
After Leila's visit to see the King, something was happening in another realm for the dragons. The Devil Dragon, Xaldin, heard about Dominic's new mate.
"So, Dominic, the ex-King of Whitebrook castle and the powerful Dragonslayer, has found himself a Queen huh?" Xaldin asked with a grin on his face.
Xaldin smirked and then he told him.
"Oh this will be interesting, I shall meet his new mate. Find out where she lives and where she works."
Xaldin's servant told him before leaving the throne room.