From the author: Kaireh has always wanted to become a Sabattan Knight, patrolling the kingdom on the back of a sentient dragon. But, as the all-female Sabattan Knights demonstrate, there are terms to the alliance between the Knights and the dragons—and Kaireh’s male body must be prepared to accept them. (Warning: erotica.)
[CONTENT WARNING: This story is erotica and contains explicit sexual situations.]
In the moonlight, Kaireh thought that the Wide Pool looked like any other hot spring—gnarled Switchnut trees, steep banks, a border of crumbling basalt. But it was far larger than any hot spring Kaireh had ever seen.
And the creatures bathing within were not human.
"So, boy," said Lappis. "You would be a dragon rider."
Kaireh glanced at her. Lappis, sitting atop a boulder, lazily uncrossed and recrossed her legs. Moonlight slipped up her muscled thighs, beneath the Sabattan Knights' regulation eight-inch skirt. For a moment, Kaireh got a glimpse of enticing, glimmering wet within the dark.
The other knights followed Kaireh's stare and snickered.
He straightened and held his head high. "I would."
"Even though you know all Sabattan Knights are women."
"I don't care. I killed a Longclaw last month, and am a man now. I can decide my profession. And I'm telling you: I want to be a dragon rider." He looked...