[h3 [center Xanthos]]
The male had his hands in his pockets as he continued along. His boots made a soft echo as he walked, tail trailing behind him.
As he came to the main cavern, Xanthos' yellow eyes wandered towards the tunnel nearby. His gaze narrowed, glowing ever so slightly in dimness of the cave. He remained still for several moments, as if listening intently for something. Though, once seeming satisfied, did Xanthos start to move again.
His eyes shifted to the side as he noticed Alanna soon catch up, walking in pace with him. Xanthos was quiet, other than the echo from their feet treading on stone. Though the girl soon broke the silence, asking him a question. He listened, raising an eyebrow.
[#b22222 "So you felt 'something' huh?"]
It wasn't long before the outside world once again greeted them. Xanthos continued along, though soon came to stop once seemingly a decent distance from the rocks where Yeseo called home. A soft breeze started to blow through. The area around Xanthos seemed grow hotter. The male's yellow eyes started to glow brightly.
His gaze wandered back to the girl. As Xanthos spoke, his voice deepened, sounding nothing like before.
[#b22222 "Unfortunately, there is little I can offer to answer your question. However, perhaps in due time you will learn what it is that has 'awakened' within you."]
The male's form suddenly burst into flames, growing even larger. Moments passed, and the flames died down, revealing a massive red dragon. Xanthos now stood in his full glory, his size making it clear why he had shifted to his human form in order to just fit inside Yeseo's cave. The beast's head turned, showing exposed bone, a tattered griff with boney spines. Smoke escaped his nostrils, yellow eyes glowing brightly now. His wings unfolded from his sides, flapping a few times, stretching.
[#b22222 "Farewell human."]
Then without another word, the red dragon sprung upwards. Powerful wings beat the air, thrusting him into the sky. He circled once, then took off, soon becoming nothing more than a speck in the sky.
[h3 [center Lamonor]]
He hadn't moved a muscle. Tattered black wings folded back, revealing Lamonor, still in his nightmare form. Cold eyes turned, looking towards Alanna as she approached. His tail uncurled from around the rock he was sitting upon. Slowly he stood, his wings folding against his back.
[b [i "It is good to see that Yeseo still excels at her craft."]]
Lamonor tried to put some emotion in his voice, but it was honestly difficult to tell. He could be sincerely concerned, but the tone of his voice didn't sound as such.
[b [i "I hope you were treated well?"]]