Chapter 7: You're Mine
I stood there with a shocked expression when this man told me who he was. This handsome man is supposed to be the cursed Dragon King? I didn’t know how to react this unless this was a joke.
“You’ve got to be kidding right? there’s no way you’re the cursed King.”
Dominic looked at me surprised and he said to me, “That’s not the reaction I was expecting.”
“Well, what did you expect? There’s no way you’re the cursed King.”
“I am the cursed King! I’ve been alive for almost hundreds of years no thanks to that backstabbing sorceress, Leila.”
“Oh really? if you are the king then why don’t you turn into your dragon form?”
“No can do, whenever I transform I can’t control myself.”
“Ha! I knew it, you’re not the cursed King.”
Dominic growled angrily and then he said to me.
“Ugh, fine. But, if something goes wrong, I won’t be responsible for my actions.”
I was confused at first until Dominic suddenly stripped off his clothes making me cover my eyes again. Suddenly, mist surrounded me and then a large shadow appeared above me. I turned around and I saw it, the dragon that was described in the legend. A dragon black as night and golden eyes that can see into your soul. The dragon growled at me and I felt fear rushing through my body.
I slowly took a few steps back from the dragon but, it slowly walked closer to me.
‘He’s...he’s real! the king is real! the cursed Dragon is the real deal! I’ve gotta get the hell out of here!’
I thought to myself before I dashed away from him. The dragon roared at me and then it started to chase me. I searched for the tunnel that I went through but, I couldn’t find it anywhere. Aoi ran alongside me and then he turned left. I decided to follow him and then he went into a hole. I crawled into the hole after him and thankfully I managed to fit. Aoi purred at me and then he tugged on my sleeve. I followed after him and then I heard the dragon roaring again.
I saw that same golden eye as it looked into the hole I crawled into and he tried to use his talons to dig his way into the hole to get me. Aoi growled and then he grabbed my sleeve with his mouth and he tugged on it to make me follow him. I crawled through the tunnel and once we were far away from him, we ended up in a cave. I panted in exhaustion and then I looked at Aoi.
“Aoi, bite me in case if I’m dreaming.”
Aoi gently nipped my hand and I flinched in pain.
“Okay, I take it back, I’m not dreaming.”
I mumbled before I stood up and wiping the dirt and dust off myself.
“Hey did you guys hear about the girl?” An unfamiliar voice spoke up.
I ducked behind a boulder when I saw more men and I knew that they were dragons in human forms.
“Yeah, I’ve seen her myself. Woohoo! she’s quite a catch, I can see why the King fell for her,” The man called Axel spoke cheerfully.
“What did she look like? was she beautiful?” A dark blue-haired man asked him.
“She was! She has golden blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes like sapphire jewels! She might from a royal bloodline, like our king.”
“We can only hope, Axel. Besides, that guy has been a dragon for centuries and he didn’t find his mate until now. How do we know she’s the one to break the curse?” A brown-haired man with sky blue eyes spoke up.
‘They must be talking about me but, what’s this talk about mates?’
I asked myself as I listened to their conversation. Suddenly, I heard that roaring sound of a dragon again and then that same black dragon came into the cave. The men were shocked when they saw him and then the emerald green-haired man shouted.
“King! calm down!”
“Scorch! I don’t know why you’re going on a rampage but, please calm down!” I heard the dark blue-haired man shout at him.
The black dragon called Scorch looked at his friends and then black mist surrounded him and then Dominic was back to being a human. I sighed in relief and then I watched Dominic shake his head a little.
“Ugh...dammit, I lost it again...” I heard him mumble.
“Dominic, what happened? why did you go on the rampage again?” Axel asked him.
“You know that girl that I told you guys about...I found her but,” I watched Dominic stand up while putting some spare clothes on. “She dared me to transform into my dragon form and when I did, she made a run for it. Scorch tried to chase after her but, I lost sight of her when she went through a hole with Koichi.”
Aoi’s ears perked up and then he was about to come out of hiding. I panicked and I tried to grab him but, Aoi was too quick.
“Aoi, get back here!” I whispered at him but, he didn’t listen.
I ducked behind the boulder again and I knew that I was in trouble.
"Koichi, there you are, where did you disappear to?" I heard Dominic asked Aoi who's name is actually Koichi.
I heard Aoi purr and then he ran back towards me. He used his paw to point at me. I panicked and I whispered.
"What are you doing?! shoo! shoo!"
I tried to scare him off until I heard footsteps approaching me. I tried to look for a way to escape until Dominic spoke up.
"Amelia, are you there?"
I froze on the spot when I heard Dominic called out to me. Aoi purred at me and then he tugged on my sleeve to make me come out of hiding. I whimpered a little in fear and then Dominic came over to my hiding spot.
"There you are, I was worried for a moment there."
Dominic smiled at me and he was about to touch me but, I flinched in fear.
"No! don't touch me!!"
Dominic pulled back his hand and he then said to me.
"Easy, it's all right. There's no need to be afraid."
I crawled away from him until my back was pressed against the wall.
"No need to be afraid?! you turned into a dragon and you tried to kill me!!"
"Scorch wasn't trying to do that, he got a bit possessive of you and he was trying to help you. I swear to you, I won't hurt you."
I didn't know whether to be afraid or give him a chance, I just wanted to leave this place and get back home.
"Hey Dominic, what's going on?" I heard Axel ask Dominic.
Dominic looked at me and then he offered his hand to help me up.
"Please don't be scared. I promise my friends and I won't hurt you."
I was hesitant at first but, I took his hand anyway. Dominic helped me up and my legs felt like jelly. Dominic held me up once my serves have settled down and then he held my hand. Dominic pulled me out of hiding and then I heard his friends wooing and whistling at me. I blushed a little and then I heard Axel speak up.
"This is your mate?! oh! she's quite a looker!"
Axel looked at me up and down. The dark blue haired one was impressed and surprised when he saw me.
"Wow, she's kinda cute now that I get a better good look at her."
I blushed a little and then Dominic wrapped his arm around me possessively.
"Stay away from her! she's mine!"
"Excuse me?!" I shouted in a shocked tone. "Since when did I become yours?!"
"Since I laid my eyes on you."
'Don't blush! don't blush! don't blush!' I thought to myself as I glared at Dominic.
I got out of Dominic's grip and I told him.
"Look, buddy, I'm flattered you said that but, I hate to break this to you, I am not yours. We hardly know each other and besides, I've got a grandfather who's currently looking for me as we speak."
Dominic didn't like the sound of that and then Axel told him.
"I hate to say this, but, if she's got family looking for her then you can't exactly keep her here, can you?"
Dominic growled annoyingly and then he said to Axel.
"No! she's staying here! she's mine!"
"I'm not yours! let me go!"
I shouted as I struggled to break free from his grip.
"Dude, I think you outta let her go, besides if she's got family out there looking for her, besides, you of all people know what it's like to be away from family and wondering if they're still looking for you."
Dominic looked shocked at first and then he gritted his teeth in annoyance.
Dominic released me and I sighed in relief.
"Let's go, I'll lead you to the exit."
I followed Dominic and we got back to the tunnel where Aoi led me. We then got to the darkroom where I lost sight of the door that I came through.
"Wait, why are we back here? there's no door."
"That's because the door is magic, look."
Dominic raised his hand and then the door appeared again. I was shocked by this and then Dominic explained to me.
"The door is controlled by dragon magic. Only I and the other dragons can control this door."
"So, it was you who made it disappear?"
"Maybe," Dominic spoke with a smirk on his face.
I took a few steps back from him and I told him.
"Okay...anyway, I should get going, nice meeting you!"
I tried telling him but, right when I was about to open the door, Dominic slammed his hand on it to stop me from leaving. I was surprised by this and then I looked at Dominic and his eyes started glowing golden colour. I pressed my back against the wall fearing that he was going to turn into a dragon again. Dominic slammed his hand next to my head and he spoke to me in a different voice that sounds deeper and husky.
"Just to let you know, Dominic is fine sending you back but I'm not."
Dominic or at least I thought that was him talking to me, held my chin and he kept a hold of that smirk on his face.
"You see, we dragons have mates and you, Amelia, are our mate. We will make sure to protect you and make sure no man will touch you. You belong to us and no one else."
"M-mates? what does that mean?"
"It means you're our soul mate. Dominic and I have been waiting for centuries to find our mate and until today, the young maidens that were brought to us always feared us and none of them were our mates and luckily for you, you belong to us."
Dominic leaned to my ear and he whispered.
"Just to let you know, if you try and run away from us again, I will make sure to bring back to this place even if I have to force you. Do you I make myself clear?"
I nodded my head and I told him, "Yes, very clear."
Dominic spoke with a smirk on his face after pulling away from me. The door opened and then Dominic told me.
"Now get going before I change my mind."
"You don't need to tell me twice."
I dashed out of the room and then I found myself back in the hallway where I followed Aoi. I made a run for it and I started looking for Grandfather so we can get out of here and never come back again.