"Then why didn't Daido die?" Obsi asked.
"Well, he does not like the taste of human flesh. My guess is once he realized he had a human he let go, before the poison truly took hold."
"So Scorpa is intelligent," Obsi stated.
"Most of the larger sea life is," Leilani replied, "but yes, Scorpa is more intelligent than most." Leilani rose and brought a tray with a pitcher of liquid and two glasses over and sat it between them. She motioned for Obsi to help herself.
"And what about Meglok?" Obsi asked as she poured a glass of the yellow liquid into her cup. She took a small sip. The liquid was sweet and sour and she found it very refreshing.
"Lemon water," Leilani said as she poured herself some. "Now, as for Meglok…" she trailed off as they hear a commotion coming from the center of the village. They ran to the epicenter, but found everyone was heading to the far side of the village. Obsi heard a dragon roar. She took off in a full sprint, and pushed ahead of the villagers who were standing very close together in fear of what was before them.
Obsi walked up to him and smiled. "What in the world are you doing here?"
"Well," Goda replied, pausing to let the audible gasps of the villagers die off, "your sister asked me to find you. And, this pesky creature decided to come as well," he said as Poe climbed onto the top of his head. The raven flew onto Obsi's shoulder and rubbed his head on her cheek. Obsi scratched his head and Goda peered over her. "I take it your are safe here?"
Obsi turned around to see the villagers prostrated on the ground, chanting something inaudible. She started to protest, and Goda laughed. "They think you are a goddess, yes?"
Obsi sighed. "Yes, and before this happened as well. They think only gods can come through the portal that brought me here."
"Perhaps they are right," Goda replied. "Where was the portal's exit on this island?"
"I'm not really sure. Leilani said it was near the Shrine of Namaka, I think."
Goda cocked his head to one side. "Namaka. I have not heard that name in quite some time. I do not know much about her, but that she is very powerful, especially in the Island Nations." He straightened his head and his eyes fell on something behind Obsi. Leilani came to her side and stopped.
"Leilani, this is Goda. He is a friend," Obsi said gently.
"It is a pleasure to meet you," Leilani said with a bow. "May I ask what manner of creature you are?"
"A dragon," Goda and Obsi said in unison. The villagers sat up and gasped again almost as one, and Goda chuckled. "I assume you do not get many dragons here, Leilani?"
Leilani shook her head. "Dragons are...well...were...just stories to us."
"Well," Goda said, rising to his full height and preparing to take off, "you may see more of us, or at least me, if Obsi stays for a while. Which I am very certain she will." He turned around and looked back at Obsi. "Oh, and this goddess thing...I would go with it if I were you." He took off into the sky, and everyone watched until he disappeared into the horizon.
"I have never even thought I would meet a dragon, never the less completely agree with one," Leilani said in a voice barely above a whisper.
"Then I suppose I shouldn't tell you how many I have met," Obsi replied with a laugh.
Leilani looked at her with wide eyes, and linked arms with her as they walked back into the village. "Yes," she whispered. "Yes, I would very much like it if you would tell me all about dragons!"