"Your Majesty? Are you alright?" I sit up, looking around. Chicory, Nightshade, and Cardamon were looking at me, various expressions of worry on their faces.
"I'm alright," I wave away their concerns. "I must've dozed off. I'm fine." Chicory gave me a nod, but Nightshade and Cardamon did not. Cardamon started walking up to me, Chicory close behind her.68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ6NvF1iNaZ2
"Yeah right!" She said with a frown, crossing her arms. "You're pale and shaking. You've probably come down with something. Chicory," Cardamon gave him a look. "Go check Bergamot's temperature." Chicory gave her a nod, placing a hand on my forehead. I frown at him, starting to stand up.
"Chicory, I'm fine-" A sharp pain lances through my skull, and I hiss, squeezing my eyes shut. Nightshade frowns, leaning towards Cardamon, and whispering to her I couldn't hear. 68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡQFI5s8RWMz
"He's burning up." Chicory said, turning to Cardamon, who places her hands on her hips.
"Alright Bergamot," She grabs my hand and starts to lead me away to my bedroom. "Come on, you're going to bed." 68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ1q9BBfSMSD
Despite my words, I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. 68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡLtZfBWsTjv
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I watch Bergamot sleep and sigh, placing my hand on his forehead. He's burning up still, even worse than earlier. I frown. Chicory gives me a look. 68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡHmfAKcwZVE
"Is Bergamot alright?" He asks, and Nightshade shakes her head.
"It's obvious he's got a really bad fever. And," She points at his hand. "He's got some kind of...scaling on his hands." I reach out, grab his hand, and brush my thumb against it. It does indeed feel like lizard scales...or...
"Dragon scales," I murmur, and Chicory turns to look at me, his expression fearful.68Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡsDo6Q8gbVV
"Dragon? Do you think he's..." He leaves the question unasked. "It can't be possible for someone to...turn into a dragon, right?" I frown.
"It probably is possible," Nightshade replies. "Let's just hope...it isn't happening."ns220.127.116.11da2