Diff the Dragon by Angela Lott, illustrations by Richard Bartrop. An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella featuring the young Alivda
Angela Lott is the middle child of Lynda’s three daughters. She did two years of Business schooling at the College of New Caledonia and is now working as an optometric assistant. In her spare time she enjoys writing, video blogging, reading and watching very nerdy TV shows.
For the most part Amel kept his promise, and if for some reason he couldn’t she would come and see him.
And again time flies when you aren’t keeping track of it. Alivda sprang from a fully grown child to a teen in no time.
She enjoyed Korbin more and more, until he got boring and she started flying away from home to meet other men.
Her favourite way of doing it was to challenge them to a duel.
“So let me get this straight,” the black-haired man facing Alivda said. “If I win I give you a sword lesson and if I lose we sleep together?”
“That’s right,” a now fourteen-year-old Alivda said. “That’s the deal.”
“But that doesn’t make any sense,” he said. “Why would I even try to win?”
“’Cause otherwise you will lose to a girl?”
“That may work on those Demish bigots, but it won’t work on me,” he said.
“Fine!” Alivda said. “Then let’s switch it around.”
“So if I win we sleep together?”
“Alright,” he said and drew his sword. Alivda grinned.
She let him think he was winning. She let him think she was horrible and that’s why she wanted a lesson. Why she had messed up the terms of the duel the way she had. Then just when he was starting to relax, she ducked under and sliced his leg open.
He collapsed. Grinning, she walked over to him. “How do you like my terms now?”
He laughed. “You are a hell of a woman!”
Alivda grinned from ear to ear and dragged him back to the room she was renting.