I had been her only friend once,
She had been my mate.
She had told me she loved me but rejected me anyway.
And now she was back, and it was my job to keep her safe.
The centuries hadn’t diminished my feelings for her , sure there had been women in my life but none like her.
None like my one true mate Opal.
I knew what my job was, keep the Dragon princess alive, keep her safe and find a gold dragon so she could bond with him and save our kind from tyranny.
My job was to give her up again.
And I would do it.
I would save our people and make true the prophecy of the oracle.
I would do it even if it killed me.