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

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Chapter 22: She's Mine Now

Krotolas Enchanted Forest
Amelia

As I hid behind Dominic's back, he growled at the woman who came out of nowhere and she was smirking evilly at him. I had a feeling something bad was going to happen and then Dominic spoke up.

"Zara..."

"King Dominic, it's an honour to meet you at last," She spoke as she bowed to him.

"However, you don't go by that title anymore, do you? not after that half breed cursed you."

Zara smirked when she said this and this made Dominic angry.

"Dominic, calm down, she's trying to provoke you."

"What's this? is this your mate?"

"Stay away from her!!" Dominic shouted.

"Ugh, why some Dragon shifters are so possessive of their mates I will never know..." Zara mumbled before she looked at Dominic again.

"But, I wonder about one thing though, if you love your mate so much then why is it that you couldn't find the words to say 'I love you'?"

Dominic froze on the spot when she said this and I asked him.

"Dominic? what is she talking about?"

"Ooh, she doesn't know does she?"

"Shut up! you know nothing about my curse!"

"That's where you're wrong honey, I know about the curse that Leila placed on you. The only way for you to break the curse is to fall in love with someone and I can already tell who that person is."

Zara glanced at me and then she continued.

"But wait, I just remembered. You've gotten used to being a dragon shifter for so long, you don't want to part with your spirit do you? That's why you can't bring yourself to declare your undying love for her."

My eyes widen in shock when she said this.

"Dominic...is this true? do you love being a dragon shifter that much and you can't bring yourself to tell me that you love me to break the curse?"

Dominic was hesitant for a moment and then I frowned at him.

"I don't believe you!"

"Wait! Amelia! before you get mad-"

"Save it! I don't want to hear it! I can't believe you!"

"Amelia, listen, you don't know how I feel about this situation. I wanna say the words but-"

"But you're a coward!"

Dominic looked down in shame and then I walked away from him.

"Amelia! wait!"

"Leave me alone! I don't want to see you ever again!!"

I shouted before running away from him with tears in the corner of my eyes. Once I was far away from him, I was in the meadow of Krotolas and I sat down on a nearby rock. I covered my eyes as I cried my eyes out.

'How could do this to me?! I thought I loved him but after finding out he was just using me...how can I face him now?'

Just then, I felt someone's hand on my shoulder.

"Go away, Dominic!"

"It's not Dominic."

I heard that familiar voice and when I looked up it was Xaldin. I looked away from him and I told him.

"What are you doing here? leave me alone."

"Hey, don't be like that. I hate seeing a woman cry, here."

Xaldin knelt in front of me before he dabbed my cheeks with his handkerchief.

"What has Dominic done to you?"

"...You don't wanna know..." I spoke in a weak tone.

"Hey, I have a weakness when I see a woman like you upset. It doesn't suit you. I'm all ears."

I looked at Xaldin and he gave me that puppy eye look and I couldn't resist telling him.

"Well, you already know about his curse but, did you know there is a way to break the curse."

"And that has you upset? shouldn't be happy for him?"

"How can I when I just found out that he was just using me."

"Using you?"

I wiped away the last of my tears and I told him.

"In order for Dominic to break the curse, he has to fall in love with someone whether it's his mate or not. But, Dominic couldn't bring himself to tell me that he loves me. He loves being a dragon shifter more than me!"

I sobbed when I said this and then Xaldin wrapped his arm around my shoulders.

"Hey, hey, shh. It's okay."

"...I don't know why I'm telling you this...you're supposed to me my enemy and here I am being comforted by you..."

"Don't be like that, it's better than being sitting here along crying your eyes out."

"I guess that's true..."

I spoke with a small smile on my face.

"Come on, let's get you home."

"You want to take me home? how do I know you're not going to pull a fast one on me?"

"Oh, my dear, you mustn't worry about that. I promise I won't take advantage of you when you're like this."

"You swear?"

"I swear."

Xaldin spoke with a smile. Xaldin offered his hand and I was about hesitant at first but, I took his hand afterwards. Xaldin pulled me onto my feet and then he took me back home. Once we got there, Xaldin kissed the back of my hand and he said to me.

"I'll see you later, my dear."

Xaldin was about to walk away but, I called out to him.

"Wait!"

Xaldin stopped in his tracks and he looked at me.

"Um...thanks, you know...for being there for me."

"It was my pleasure."

"...Listen, after everyone warning me about you...is it okay...if we...you know, go for a coffee tomorrow as my way of saying thanks?"

Xaldin's eyes widen and he nodded his head.

"Of course, I would love to. Do you want me to pick you up after college?"

"I would like that, thank you."

"I'll see you tomorrow, Amelia."

Xaldin told me as he walked away with a smile on his face. I went into the house and I face planted in my hands.

'What the hell is wrong with me?! what was I thinking?! that guy is supposed to be the enemy and he's after me for god's sake!!'

I moved my hands out of my face and then I thought to myself.

'But then again...Dominic didn't care about how I felt towards him...and Xaldin was the one who comforted me....maybe...I should try and give the guy a chance... no! no! don't think like that! if he tries anything funny, I'll punch his lights out!'


Dark Realm
Xaldin

I was smiling happily because not only did that idiot King break her heart, Amelia asked me out. I met Zara back in my castle and I told her what happened and she seemed pleased.

"Well, that's good to hear. Now while Dominic is busy licking his wounds, Amelia will fall for you."

"Yeah but that's going to take time."

"Not for much longer, remember that handkerchief I gave you?"

"Yes," I said as I showed her the handkerchief was still felt damp from when I dried her tears.

"Good, because I've got just the thing that will speed up the process."

"I'm listening."

Zara showed me a bottle that was filled with light blue liquid and then she took the handkerchief before she twisted it and then little drops of Amelia's tears went in the bottle.

"And now it needs one more ingredient."

"And what's that?"

"Hey, is that Amelia over there!"

"What?!"

I turned my head for a moment until I felt Zara pulling a bit of my hair out of my head.

"Ow! Zara!"

"Sorry, but, this is important."

I rubbed where she pulled out my hair and then she puts it in the bottle. She lifts the bottle and shakes it a little before she mumbled an incantation. The bottle glows for a moment and then she smirked.

"Here," I took the bottle from her and I asked her.

"What is it?"

"A little love potion."

"Love potions don't work."

"True but this particular potion is like a love potion but different. You see, two ingredients that I needed were something from Amelia and something from you. Put this in her drink, she takes it and then the feelings that she once felt for Dominic will change."

"Meaning she'll fall instantly in love with me?"

"Something like that and as for Dominic, well, she will remember the little conversation we had but, instead of any feelings of love for Dominic, she'll feel hatred towards him. Let's not forget he's the one who hurt her feelings, she'll continue to think that he only used her to help him break the curse."

"All right, thanks, Zara."

I told her before she left the castle. I smirked and then I thought to myself.

'You lose Dominic, she's mine now.'

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