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Princess Kaiya fled Sun-Moon Palace, hoping to escape the dragon’s
imminent arrival. Not Avarax, who supposedly heard the magic in
her voice from afar; but rather General Lu, a human who could pass
as a cold-blooded lizard. What the self-proclaimed Guardian Dragon of
Cathay lacked in height, he compensated for with an ego that cast a long
shadow over her mood.
Her identity hidden by a hooded cloak that roasted her on this
unseasonably warm day, she wandered through the busy city streets. Well,
not exactly wandered, since she had a destination in mind.
Her five most trusted imperial guards, likewise disguised, kept hands on
their dao hilts. Chen Xin walked a few paces ahead, ensuring no citizen got
too close. More grey streaked his black hair now, perhaps because of such
frequent forays into the city. From the way their eyes darted back and forth,
one would’ve thought a new insurrection was brewing.
Covering a giggle with a hand, Kaiya beckoned them to a stop in a quiet
intersection. “Chen Xin, if it were dangerous out here, the Ministry of
Appointments would have never let us out.”
Two years ago, they wouldn’t have, but Father had given her some
leeway after her role in putting down the rebellion in the North with the
power of the Dragon Scale Lute.
“Dian-xia,” he said, using the formal address, “We should turn back.
Your meeting with General Lu…”
Kaiya suppressed a shudder and looked up at the Iridescent Moon
Caiyue, never moving from its reliable spot to the south. It waned past its
second crescent. “What time is the meeting?”
“Just short of the third crescent.” Ma Jun grinned, emphasizing his
Chen Xin’s lips pursed. “If we turned back now—”
“We’d still fall short.” Ma Jun stared at the sky, ignoring the elbow Zhao
Yue jabbed into him.
She scanned the surroundings, trying to get her bearings. It couldn’t be
much further. If only she had a better sense of direction. Had they gone
straight there… “Just a few more minutes.”
Ma Jun shook his head. “General Lu has a short temper.”
Whether or not the Guardian Dragon deserved ridicule, it wasn’t
appropriate to mock him. She fixed Ma Jun with a glare until he cast his
gaze down. Satisfied, she found the Iridescent Moon again. If it was to the
south, that meant east—
“That way.” Zhao Yue jutted his prominent chin at the next street corner.
Heat rose to her cheeks. Of course they knew the destination. To hide her
embarrassment, she headed in the way he indicated.
At the intersection, sunlight enveloped her in warmth, a reminder that
spring was only a week away. It’d been two years ago, around this time,
when Prince Hardeep had begged for her help. Her hand strayed to the lotus
jewel, Hardeep’s token, under her sash.
Heart fluttering, she hummed. With the resolute pulse of the world
beneath her feet, she raised the volume. The sounds of walking feet,
haggling merchants, and gossiping housewives guided her as she used the
hum to bring harmony to the disparate sounds. Around her, commoners
going about their daily drudgery smiled.
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