Wind currents rushed past them with a steady roaring as the young woman and her dragon cut a path across the cloudy sky, the two of them shouting together towards the heavens in unison as they reached the peak of an arcing flight pattern. The beautiful Dragon then slowly tilted into a dive, The human on her back expertly gripping with her hands and tightening her hold with her thighs as they picked up speed. Had it really only been a week ago that they had met?...
Audreina was a strikingly beautiful woman, with her long sheet of mahogany hair twisted into an intricate five strand braid, Her high cheekbones and full lips, her sapphire colored eyes standing out brilliantly in her sun tanned face. These were currently glowing with a fierce joy as she leaned her body close to the furry neck in front of her, urging the dragon beneath her to go even faster.
Vahsuki was quite the energetic Dragon, Especially compared to others of her species. She was one of the smallest of her kind at her fully grown adult stage, Being only about twice the size of a large cart horse. But what she lacked in size, she made up in energy. She was one of the few dragons who was not completely covered in hard scales, But instead was covered knows to tail in a soft coat of black fur. Where one Dragon might have sharply curving horns, She had long rabbit like ears, The insights slightly ribbed and a bright yellow in color. Running from the middle of her forehead to the base of her neck was a long spikey mane of similarly brightly yellow fur, The ridge of it starting up just behind her wing joints and continuing down to the end of her tail where it extended in a paintbrush like plume. On each of her front legs, The fur grew long and shaggy, Ending on the very tips in yet more bright yellow. Her own eyes, Electric yellow with cat like pupils, were also a light with excitement as she felt the joy and strength of the flight and the bond that she had formed with the little human holding securely to her back.
They had found each other only eight days ago, It was true, Audreina nearly out of her mind with starvation and dehydration as she wondered aimlessly on one of the desert continents, Hopelessly lost. Vahsuki had been visiting the desolate land because of the lightning storms they frequented, Her body naturally made for the element and absorbing the electricity that the angry clouds presented. She had come across the stranded human, quietly dying beneath a sad excuse for a bush and had taken pity on the poor creature, taking her gently in her claws and flying quickly to one of the few settlements on the entire continent. She had barely survived and even now showed signs of being thin and weather beaten, But the experience had drawn the two together, and almost naturaly resulted in them forming a bond with one another. They had been practicing flying together for only three days when the letter had shown up..
The little messenger dragon had been excited and intimidated to approach the two of them, And intricate scroll held in it's minute front paws. But it had been trained by the great Dragon riders themselves and no self respecting Dragon, even one that was no bigger than a house cat would have run away from such an important mission. That didn't stop him from delivering his message quickly however and flying away without a backwards glance.
The message had contained a congratulations to the newest of the Bonded, As they had called it, extending an invitation to them to come to the secret location of the Dragon Riders and join their ranks as one of the newest members. That was where they were headed now, making their way through the sky and passed the floating continents, Excitement brimming within their bodies, Nervous anticipation fueling their speed, on their way to partake in the grand adventure that had fallen into their lives.