Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Fifty Two Part Seven

May 15th, 2015  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  1 Comment

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The stunned silence in the room told Karen that Lydia’s suggestion had not occurred to any of the dragons. After a long moment, Indaturan frowned thoughtfully.

“Would that work, given that she’s not full Kithreia yet?”

“I don’t know.” Alaryia was scowling thoughtfully even though she still had her eyes closed and was still glowing silver. “Would it be safe? You know how risky being twice-made in quick succession is.”

“It would work, I think,” Darlryan said. “As long as she’s far enough along – which I think she is since her wings have appeared. And it might be less traumatic than being twice-made since we’d be redirecting rather than overwriting her transformation.”

“How is it risky?” Matthias asked.

“There’s a reason only Shalriya, Mitakrian and a few of the minor courts will transform someone into a dragon when they are a newly made Kithreia,” Indaturan said. “Because their essence is extremely raw, it can do them irreparable harm. Occasionally it’ll even force them into transition or kill them. “

“I’m going to die anyway if we don’t try it,” Lydia said. “So I’m willing to risk it.”

“Hey, I haven’t given up on purging your essence and restoring you to human yet,” Alaryia said. “So let’s not rush into things – and there is another option.”

“It’s not working,” Lydia said. “And if you’re honest with yourself you already know that.” She paused. “What other option?”

“If we push you into transition you’ll revert to your last stable form when you hatch,” Alaryia said. “And that’s human.”

“No!” Lydia said sharply. “We do not have time for me to grow up again.” She sounded absolutely certain. “You feel it, don’t you?”

There was another long pause before Alaryia nodded reluctantly.

“I wish I didn’t.” Sonia was hugging herself. “But you’re right, Lyd.” She looked at Alaryia. “Is she right that it isn’t working?”

Alaryia hesitated before sighing heavily. “It doesn’t seem to be. I’d still like to try a bit longer because we might just need to hit a tipping point but I’m not hopeful.”

“I see.” Sonia knelt down and took Lydia’s hand. “Are you sure about this, Lyd? I mean it’s your choice but…”

“I don’t want to die, mum,” she said. “And it doesn’t seem to be a terrible thing.”

“Well, when you put it that way,” Sonia said.

“I just hope it works,” Matthias said. “We don’t want to lose you, Lyd.”

“Who do you want to do it?” Indaturan said.

“Hum…” Lydia said. “My instinct is Alaryia would be best because of me being silver?”

“Easiest on your essence certainly,” Alayia said. “And I’d be fine with doing it without you joining my court. I imagine you’d want to join your mother’s or Lyrrekka-ida’s anyway.”

“Or start her own,” Indaturan said.

“Indeed,” Alaryia said. The silver glow around her faded. “And purging the Kithreiri energy is definitely not going to work.” She gave Lydia a serious look. “I’ve blocked out the pain you were in for you so you can think about this clearly. Do you really want to do this? I think you’re far enough along but we still aren’t sure it will work.”

“I’m sure,” Lydia said. “I’m no worse off if it doesn’t work.” She hesitated. “I should call Bennu, shouldn’t I? So he can stop me frenzying when it’s done.”

“Yes,” Alaryia said. “I’ll feed you while you’re out anyway, so you shouldn’t, but it’s always a risk – just about the only time you’ll actually face that risk in your situation – and he will be able to stop you.”

“Okay, I’ll call him now. As soon as he’s here let’s get this over with.”

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One Response to “Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Fifty Two Part Seven”

  1. mjkj says:


    Poor Lydia *hugs her*

    I hope (and believe) she will make it…

    …and then the constant hunger… 😕

    …I hope they find something against that soon…

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