A Gift From Aika

I could see her getting queasy as she laid down on the bed…

I arrived home from the lab one night to find my obedient pet waiting at the door for me.

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There was obviously something on her mind as she asked to speak freely but then didn’t have much to say.

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She led me inside…

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down stairs…

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and eventually to the bed room.

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We sat on the bed for a while and talked about her relationship with us, more specifically her relationship with me.  I had no cause for concern nor did she.

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But then she did something…

She unrolled a towel and on the towel was a hook shaped blade.  One I had seen before. My eyes got big. “Aika….” I had no words.  She looked at me as a tear ran from her eye.  The tear only made me tear up as well.  I knew now why she had brought me there, why we had talked, why…..she had the tool.  I clasped my hands over my mouth as she slid the tip of the blade under one of the scales on her thigh.

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The pain must have been incredible.  With one swift pull, she cut through the flesh connecting the scale to her body.  She dropped the knife and reeled over in pain.  She bit her lip, trying to be strong and quiet.  I could see her getting queasy as she laid down on the bed.

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I held a piece of the towel over the wound, stopping the bleeding.  She laid on the bed panting, conscious but in a lot of pain.  You see, every scale on a dragon’s body has a nerve that runs into it.  To remove a scale is to sever that nerve and cause a great deal of pain.

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After some time, she sat back up.  I moved in closer to her and wiped her tears.  With a shaky hand she picked up the beautiful scale and placed it in my hand.  My heart was pounding in my chest, tears running from my own eyes.  I trembled as a piece of Aika’s spirit was willingly placed into my hand.

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A dragon scale is the most sacred gift an Au Ra can bestow upon someone.  It is not just a part of their bodies but a spiritual part as well.  Legend has it that an Au Ra’s spirit resides in their scales.  To remove their scales leaves them empty.  In my hand I held a piece of Aika’s spirit.  Typically an Au Ra will only give out one or two scales in their entire lifetime.  It is special and sacred beyond words.

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Yet there in my hand was my pet’s scale.  It was dark black and shimmered with the metallic colors of the rainbow and beyond.  As i gazed upon it with watery eyes, I would have sword i saw an image of the heavens upon it.  I wept as I looked upon the scale.  Holding it tightly in my hand, I wrapped my arms around Aika and held her.

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Time stopped.  I held the beautiful creature in my arms promising her over and over again that I would never let her spirit go.

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I love you Aika.  You are an amazing Au Ra, a beautiful and obedient pet and an incredible friend.  I love you.

A Gift Like No Other

The words she spoke brought tears to my eyes and I was literally speechless.

“When a bond between dragons, or a dragon and someone else get strong, there is a rite we preform for that person. Like in times of war, most of the soldiers would do this for there commanders, kids would do it for parents during a big time in there life, and its also used between lovers.”

My owner handed me the knife.  It had a wooden handle, looking like it was centuries old.  It was hand carved.  The blade mirrored the handle.  It was sharp and showed no signs of age.  The tip was shaped like a hook and came around to a sharp point.

I searched her body for one scale, the prettiest scale.  I was filled with fear at first.  I mustered up the strength as my fingers and eyes combed her naked body.  The I found it.  The sun caught it just right and it shimmered.  It was a deep dark blue like all the others but there was something special about it.  When the morning sun hit it, it shimmered with all the colors of the rainbow, dominated by a brilliant, bright, almost metallic turquoise blue.  I had located the scale, of my choosing, I was to remove.

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I slipped the hook of the knife under the scale and around the tendon which held it in place.  I looked Sky in the eyes and told her how much I loved her, how much she meant to me.  Without flinching and in one swift movement I pulled the hook through and cut the scale free.

The pain was great.  Her reaction, I will spare the details there of.  But know the pain I inflicted on her was great.  I healed her wound, stopping the blood.  My fingers tingled as they passed aetheric energy through her wound, closing it up.  She sat up in front of me, smiling, and asked me to remove my collar.  Moments later the stone which once hung in the pendant was replaced with the scale.  The brilliant scale was seated in a gold setting.  She clipped it back around my neck.

“Happy Birthday Anni.”  The words she spoke brought tears to my eyes and I was literally speechless.

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My collar and dragon scale pendant.

She has given me a symbol of her love and dedication to me:  The scale was selected by me, the prettiest of all her scales, indicating her willingness to give up anything for me.  The scale was removed by me, indicative of the trust she has in me.  The scale will never grow back, she has given me a piece of her body.  The pain was unlike any other, she will endure anything for me.  The scale hangs from the collar she gave me.  I carry a piece of my owner with me where ever I may go.  It is a symbol of her beauty and is a promise of her undying love for me.

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Thank you for the love you show me.

A Most Gentlemanly Gift

We recently received a very generous donation of $100 to our blog from a patron who had already given us a donation before.  Their combined generous gift of $160 absolutely blew our minds!  We were speechless as you can imagine!  So from the hearts of Psyiah and myself, a HUGE thank you.  Last night we took him out to dinner and enjoyed an evening together as a “thank you” for his generosity.

His hope is that his generosity may encourage others to donate.  We are trying to maintain this blog with no ads on it at all.  But that means we have to stoop down to asking for money to help with the costs.  Every little bit helps and we are grateful for each donation.

Here are a few photos from our evening together:

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