Welcome to day three of my little Valentine’s day series. :3 Today I bring you a Beautiful People linkup, hosted by Cait and Sky, with love as the theme. ;) I’ll be featuring a platonic pairing from Empire of Blood and Shadow, Emeer and his dragon, Chayn. :3 They love each other as much as any romantic couple do, and would do anything for each other.
1. How and why did they meet?
Ahh, now that’s a story. They met one day when Emeer was playing in the nearby forest with a toad he’d found (he loves toads), when a younger and smaller Chayn appeared and gobbled up the toad. The act thoroughly terrified Emeer, and when he tried to run, Chayn chased him and grabbed him, flying off with him (she wanted to be friends).
Needless to say that Emeer suffered some trauma for a little bit. ;)
2. What were their first impressions of each other?
Chayn rather liked Emeer, but thought him a rather skittish human. Emeer was terrified of Chayn’s wild recklessness, but his shyness let her boss him around.
3. How would they prove their love for each other?
Chayn doesn’t eat toads. ;)
Honestly, they would sacrifice a lot for each other. Chayn protects Emeer as fiercely as if he were her hatchling, and Emeer, now having overcome his shyness, would fight to protect Chayn. Even if they’re injured, they still try to protect each other.
4. What would be an ideal date?
Here I’ll replace “date” with “outing.” I think these two would simply find someplace vast and empty and just fly. Perhaps perform a few thrilling and semi-dangerous maneuvers (Chayn’s wildness has rubbed off on Emeer ;) ) before finding a tall peak and watching the sunset, and the watching the stars come out. :3
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5. Is there something they emphatically disagree on?
Whether or not dragons born with a mottled color should live or die. According to dragon culture, mottled dragon hatchlings must die. But Emeer struggles to accept this, and it often sets him at odds with Chayn, and with the other dragons and Dragon Keepers.
6. List 5 “food quirks” they know about each other. (Ex: how they take their coffee, if they’re allergic to something, etc….and feel free to mention other non-food quirks!)
–Chayn knows Emeer prefers his meat cooked.
–Emeer is well aware of Chayn enjoying toads.
–Chayn knows Emeer doesn’t like many breads.
–Emeer knows Chayn HATES fish.
–Both enjoy sunberry pastries (Emeer introduced Chayn to them and she loved them).
7. What’s one thing they know about each other that no one else does?
Chayn knows Emeer sometimes needs time to himself. He’s become braver than he was way back, but while he tries to keep up with the others, some days he needs recharge time by himself, even without her around.
Emeer knows that Chayn fancies another dragon, but she’s too stubborn to go up to him. ;) Emeer likes to tease her about it.
8. What’s one thing that they keep a secret from each other?
Emeer’s secret is that he didn’t kill the mottled dragon featured in EOBAS. He tells her he did, but he had Lilly and her friends take it away to safety.
Chayn’s secret is that a few times she considered abandoning him during their early days together. Just dropping him off back in his village. But something about him pulled at her and made her stay, made her feel as if he wasn’t quite done “hatching” yet.
9. How would their lives be different without each other?
Oh mercy, incredibly different. Chayn would be wild and very reckless, without Emeer to instill in her a motherly tenderness and sensitiveness. Emeer wouldn’t have found his courage through Chayn, and been easy to push around, despite his trying to stand up for himself and others.
10. Where do they each see this relationship going?
All the way until death parts them. ;) They see no sign of their friendship ever ending until then. They’re dragon and rider. That bond doesn’t break easy once it’s formed.
So what do you think of Emeer and Chayn? :3 I think they’re just as adorable as any romantic couple are, don’t you? ;)