I’m over on Amber Kell’s Birthday Bash today – check it out and discover why August 9th is a bit special to me and my family!
In case you missed one, find previous postings of her Birthday Bash story, Wandmaker, HERE
And here is the next part of Wandmaker
“We’re draining her magic.” Rafe kissed Rhea. Her magic rose to the surface and wrapped around the shifter. Rafe glowed for a minute before changing into a tiger. The beast snarled at Teven.
“Don’t even think about it kitty,” Teven warned.
Rhea sighed. Transforming the guards to their cat form always drained some of her power. She spun around to face the king.
“Did you need something?” Rhea asked the king.
“I see I can’t let you out of my sight.” Teven growled.
Rhea sighed. “You are really the most annoying monarch.”
Peller chuckled behind her. “You are just looking for trouble aren’t you,” he whispered.
“Go guard my sister. She’s wandering around here without protection,” Rhea reminded him.
“That’s because we know you’re the trouble maker and need all the attention.” Peller teased.
“Pfft, you two go I need to go so I can talk to the king.” Rhea made shooing motions with her hands. The king looked furious and she needed to smooth things over. She didn’t want her sister to have bad relations with her in-laws before she even got married.
When the guards left Rhea closed the door behind them. “What is your problem now?” She crossed her arms over her chest as she confronted the king.
“My problem?” Teven wrapped Rhea in his arms. “I don’t like to see you in another man’s arms.”
“Hmm.” Rhea examined the king. She let him hold her and didn’t object when he kissed her. The man really knew how to kiss. She hummed at the warm flow pouring through her. Her magic settled to a low buzz instead of the roaring flame of before.
Teven slid his hands up and down her back in a soothing manner. “You belong to me,” Teven said.
Rhea cupped Teven’s face in between her hands. “You’re adorable but I’m not queen material.”
Slipping out of Teven’s arms she blew a kiss to the king before walking out the door. No way would she stay on this planet for the rest of her life. Five moons combined with her power was a recipe for disaster.
“You can get away now but don’t think I’ve given up,” Teven called after her as she left the room.
As she wandered the hall Rhea wondered what the dragon man wanted. Would he be back if she returned to the market? Curiosity had always been her downfall. Her father called it a bad trait but her mother called it fun. Of course mother was a bit unhinged.
Deciding to take her chances, Rhea headed back toward the market. Of course she never got too far before two figures separated from the wall and flanked her on either side.
“You two following me?” She asked raising her eyebrow.
“Of course,” Rafe said back in his human form. “You’re riding the magic hard and you have impulse issues. Besides if your parents didn’t exile us for losing you, King Teven would tear us apart. Face it Rhea you’re stuck with us.
Rhea sighed but secretly she appreciated her guards. Her shifters had protected her for years and she felt more comfortable confronting a dragon man with her guards.
“Let’s go see a dragon about what he wants,” Rhea said.