“Oh come now,” Obsi said softly as she turned to scratch Yersinu under his chin. “You know I don’t love any of my dragons more than another. Yes, some are more useful, or more fun to fly, but still I love you all equally.”
A loud chuffing noise came from ten stalls down, and she smirked as she walked toward the source of the ruckus. “Now Merk,” she laughed as she looked in at the lesser wyrm, “we’ve had this discussion. I love you too, no matter what Poseidon says about how useless you are.” Merk seemed satisfied by this and returned to his nap. She turned and walked back toward her hunters and whispered to herself, “and no matter how right he is!”
Obsi slowed her gait in front of Whale’s pen, but the sight of a hooded figure hustling toward her made her walk quickly toward him. Druid Tim, on loan from her sister’s staff, pulled down his hood and smiled. “The riders found you a Coatl egg!” he exclaimed gleefully.
Obsi gasped in delight. “We have timer spells, don’t we?” she asked hopefully.
Druid Tim nodded. “Yes, but they’re waiting for you before they do anything beyond placing it in the incubator.”
Obsi rushed out of the stable and over to the incubator. The rest of the Druids were chanting already, and the egg was aglow with heat and magic. She gave the order to use the timer spells, and within seconds the egg began to rock. It shook several times before exploding into dust as Coatl shot straight up into the sky. He circled the base several times before landing.
Obsi approached Coatl cautiously. “Aren’t you just a beautiful boy!” she cooed.
Coatl raised his armored head, and spread his colorful feathered wings out as far as he could. He stood unmoving for half a minute before folding his wings and looking to Obsi for approval.
Obsi laughed. “You ARE a beautiful boy!” she exclaimed as she gently ran her hands down his neck. Coatl gently bumped her behind her knees with his nose, and nudged her onto his back. She could not wipe the smile off of her face as he took to the skies for their first flight. He trusted her, and he wanted to prove she could trust him. His aerial maneuvers gradually became more daring, but only after he was sure she would be ok with what he was doing.
This, she thought, is why I became a Dragon Lord.