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*SNEAK PEEK #2* Hard Boiled: Dragon Born Academy

EXCERPT from Hard Boiled: The Dragon Academy 3


I poured water over the long dragon scratch, trying to clean away the rest of the dried blood and dirt. “What do I need to do to heal you?”

“We need to face each other,” Sydney said, twisting around, keeping her makeshift covering in place.

Sitting between my bent legs, she looked so small and fragile. I grabbed her feet and pulled them around my hips before drawing her closer. She started to fall back with a cry, but I caught her arm, encircling her in my arms.

“Okay,” she whispered, gazing up at me, her shoulders heaving with quickened breaths. “Put your hands on the sides of my face, and…” she pulled my head down until our foreheads touched.

“Now what?” I breathed, my body aching at her proximity, frustration boiling within me. My thoughts were all on her and none of them were about healing.

“Keep your eyes closed and focus on pushing it into me.”

“Oh, for the love of the ancestors!” I murmured under my breath as I leaned away to meet her eye.

“Healing. Push healing through our connection!” She said exacerbated.

I tucked a lock of hair behind her ear, “You’re killing me, you know that right?”

Her body heaved in an exacerbated sigh. “Are you going to do it or not?”

I groaned, “Yes. I am… just stop saying things like that. You’re doing it on purpose.”

She leaned back, “I am not! You’re just all wound up! Maybe I should’ve given you some alone time first.”

“Shhhh…” I ordered, pulling her back in, half hoping she’d drop her shirt, which she didn’t.

“I’m trying to heal you.”


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