Valentine Clutch 2007
Lucas was busy applying ribbons and stremaers to the already
hanging hearts when Cyan entered the holiday caverns. She looked around, no
doubt judging his work with the eyes of a true critic before she asked, "Will we
have enough room?"
"There's only 6 candidates sought, so yeah."
"That's little." Cyan sighed.
"Just as well. i told the finders to be picky. After all only a few of the eggs seemed to do well under the influences this time."
"What did you do?"
"I've been playing with a couple theme for a long time now and this year i tried it. But I think only a few eggs actually were compatible enough to survive and grow to full size. I'm lucky any did at all."
"So what are they looking for?"
"True love of course." Lucas said, climbing down from the ladder and taking out the pink tablecloths, "Help me with this will you."
When the preparations had been made, the 6 candidates, three
couples, and two dragons from a previous valentine hatching entered the cavern.
Berkana and Eihwaz were the most noticeable. The two of them had impressed at
the valentine hatching two years ago, but they'd requested to take care of a new
set of dragons. The love they had for each other knew no boundary and it seemed
that their hearts were big enough to take on a new charge with the help of their
now adult dragons. The second couple were also runic warriors, but they had only
been found recently. Raidho, an axe-wielding blacksmith, his wife Mayra stood
nervously awaiting the hatching. they were accompagnied by their young son Luc.
Lastly, a newly-formed couple had been found on earth. The two of them, Alissa
and Rudolph, had been set up by their mothers to have a blind date. Only hours
later they'd been asked to come to Lantessama. Though the couple barely knew
each other they seemed to hit it off in weird ways (including strange outfits).
As if timed by the most precisely tuned clock two of the eggs split open. A dark red female and a lighter red male stood face to face on the sands. The two of them clearly looked like they'd been made for each other. The both of them gazed into each other's eyes and then moved as one to the waiting Berkana and Eihwaz.
"We've decided to come with you." the female said.
"We would love to join you." the male added.
"I'm Xanthina." the red female said.
"My name is Frangipani." the male added.
A second couple hatched on the sands while the first pair was eating, aided by two doting humans and two concerned dragons. These two were purple in hue. The female was lighter than the male. They seemed cooler than the previous dragons, but also loving. They too communicated with each toher before heading out to Raidho, Mayra and their son Luc.
"Greetings." said the male, "My name is Sinensis."
"I'm Damascena." the female quietly said.
"We'd like to join you."
Mayra smiled at the two new additions to their family and welcomed them.
The last couple to hatch seemed almost mismatched. The female was much darker than the male who seemed almost white wen compared to her, though he too was pink. They did not converse at all, just took notice of each other as they walked.
"Alissa!" the dark pink female said, "My name is Chinensis."
"I'm Arvensis!" the male said to Rudolph.
"We will come with you."
Eihwaz and Red Rose Frangipani (m)
Berkana and Red Rose Xanthina (f)
Raidho and Purple Rose Sinensis (m)
Mayra and Purple Rose Damascena (f)
Rudolph and White Rose Arvensis (m)
Alissa and Pink Rose Chinensis (f)