Beauty And The Dragon King (Falling in Love With A Dragon: Book 2)

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Chapter 15: She Will Be My Mate

Amelia

After our affectionate moment, we sat in the shallow waters. Right now, Dominic was hugging me from behind while I sat in between his legs. We watched the mermaids jump out of the water while laughing. The water dragons were also swimming with them too.

"They're amazing to watch."

"I know but, what makes it even better is that I get to spend it with you."

I smiled when he said this and then I nuzzled my head against his shoulder.

"Hey Dominic, you already know so much about me, what about you? why don't you tell me more about yourself? aside from who you were in the past."

Dominic looked at me surprised and then he smiled a little before resting his head on top of mind.

"All right, you already know that I was once the King of Whitebrook castle but, no one has spoken about my childhood."

I sat there in his arms while listening to his backstory.

"When I was a Prince, my father was a cruel man. He always told me to study about the Kingdoms and their people including who their leaders were. But my mother, she was different."

I noticed Dominic smiled when he spoke about his mother.

"My mother was kind, gentle and patient. She didn't have a bad bone in her body. Whenever my father used to make me study, she would come to my room and make me some lunch and she would test my knowledge sometimes. She was brilliant at chess and my father and I couldn't beat her even once."

"I guess intelligence runs in the family?" I asked with a smile.

"You could say that. My mother always did find some ideas to cheer me up and keep me distracted for a while. But, those happy days are nothing but a distant memory now."

"That's when she died from that unknown illness you mentioned before, right?"

"That's right. After she died, my father's heart broke and he...well, changed. In order to make sure that I was ready to take over the throne, he had me studying a lot and teaching me how to fight. In other words, he taught me how to be like him."

"Meaning, you went from a kind young prince to the evil ruthless King everyone has read about in the history books?"

"Yes. Once I took the throne, my father was impressed when he watched me fight in battles and how victorious I was until he died of old age. After he passed away, I continued to be that cruel King everyone has heard about in the history books."

"Until it got to the point when you got cursed, right?"

Dominic nodded his head before he released me.

"You're probably thinking that I'm a horrible person right now. I mean, who in their right mind would want to stand by someone who is cursed and who was once a cruel King."

"That's not true," I told him as I turned to face him.

Dominic looked at me surprised and I held his hand.

"I know you were a bad man before that horrible Sorceress cursed you, but, if it didn't happen you wouldn't have changed and you wouldn't have met me."

I told him as I stroked his cheek with my left hand. Dominic held my hand that was pressed against his cheek as I continued.

"I don't care who you were in the past, but, you once told me that we have to keep looking straight ahead and look forward to the future. Well, you're still doing that right now, aren't you?"

Dominic nodded his head and I smiled at him.

"I don't see why you need to worry about your past when no one knows that you're still alive and you're not that man who killed those dragons many centuries ago. What your father taught you was horrible, every leader shouldn't always be ruthless or cruel, they should have kind hearts too. I guess in a way, Leila did you a favour. Maybe she saw something that you didn't see."

"And what was that?"

I placed my right hand on his chest and I felt sparks travel through my arm which gave me goosebumps but, I did my best ignore it.

"She probably sensed that somewhere deep down within your heart, there's a tiny bit of kindness left within you and she probably wanted to make you see that and help you learn to love and care for someone again. I'm no mind reader, but, that's what I think after what you told me about your past."

Dominic smiled at me and then he hugs me tightly.

"Thank you so much, Amelia. I really don't deserve someone like you."

I hugged Dominic back and then he pulled away slowly before asking me.

"Is it all right if I kissed you?"

"You don't need to ask."

I told him before he leaned in and kissed my lips. Dominic pulled away and he smiled at me and he presses his forehead against mine while holding my face in his hands.

"Thank you for giving me and Scorch a chance. I don't know what I would have done if I lost you too."

"You're welcome."

I spoke with a smile on my face. Suddenly, someone splashed at us and then Dominic glared at the culprit.

"Hey! why did you do that, Aqua?!"

"You two were being gross that's why!"

Dominic growled and then I placed my hand on his shoulder.

"Calm down, Dominic. She was just having some fun."

"Fun? you call getting splashed at-"

Dominic's sentence was cut off when I smirked and splashed at him.

"Ah! hey! you're gonna pay for that, you little vixen!"

Dominic shouted before I started laughing and started swimming away from him. Dominic dived into the water and swam after me.

"No! Dominic get away from me!" I shouted as I tried to swim away from him.

Just then, I felt something in between my legs and when it rose up, it was Aqua and I was riding on her back.

"Hey! that's cheating!" Dominic shouted as Aqua swam away with me on her back.

"We girls have to stick together!" Aqua shouted with a grin on her face.

I laughed again as I held onto her spikes.


Xaldin

I was hiding in the shadows of mermaid cove and I watched those to lovebirds laugh and play with each other in the water. I watched Amelia ride on Aqua's back while Dominic shifted into his dragon form to chase after them but, Aqua was faster. I chuckled at this sight but, I was more focused on Amelia and boy did she look good in that swimming costume.

"She looks beautiful, especially in that swimming costume. I think we should make her our mate."

I told my dragon, Diablo, but, he wasn't sure about this.

"She's not ours for the taking. Leave her be."

"What's the matter with you? you used to be evil like me, what changed?!"

"Maybe it's because there are no kingdoms to take over and no armies to kill. Face it, our days of being known as the Devil King are over."

"Maybe not but, we can still fight the other dragons and I still haven't found my mate. I will take Amelia from Dominic with or without your help."

I heard Diablo sigh and then he said to me.

"Fine but, if it all goes wrong-"

"Don't even think about saying 'I told you so', you stupid reptile!!"

I shouted at Diablo before looking at Amelia again. I watched Scorch growl playfully before he lowered his head to get Amelia to ride on him. She got off of Aqua's back and then she swam over to Scorch and got onto his back before he started swimming.

'I will not let Dominic have her. He doesn't deserve her! he lost his beloved Elizabeth when he killed that dragon all those centuries ago! She will be my mate, not the Cursed King Dominic!

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