Sylvie was sitting with her brother Galt discussing the upcoming ball at their aunt and uncles castle when Jarius came into view, flying towards them. "do you need me to make him go away?" Her brother quickly asked and she answered 'why would I need that? We're still friends"
"you never look happy anymore when he comes around."
"It's just a sucky, semi awkward situation. It'll pass and we'll be back to normal"
"I guess I'll leave you guys to it then. Love you, if he becomes too much and you need him dealt with remember you have three brothers"
"I'll be fine, out of anything he may do, hurting me would never even cross his mind" he was about to say something else but Jarius landed. Galt shifted, taking to the sky himself. "Hey Jarius" she greeted softly. "Hello Sylvie, I'm sorry but I'm going to get right to the point of why I'm here..I need to know why you said yes to going on a date with me then suddenly canceled. I don't think it's ridiculous to ask why even though I waited so long after to do it. Please, I promise if you talk this out with me right now and you still dont want to even give me the chance to woo you into being my mate it'll never come up again."
"Jarius...why does why matter"
"Because I love you...I love you so much that my heart aches every time I look at you now knowing I can never have you as my mate" Her heart stuttered in her chest "You love me?"
"Yes, I've loved you since the day I laid eyes on you. It took me a few months to realize it but you instantly wrapped me around your beautiful fingers Sylvie." she sighed "you truly mean that you love me?"
"why would I just say that Sylvie?" She sighed, obviously uncomfortable. He hated being the reason she was but he had to know why if he was ever going to force himself to move on and act normal around here. He wasn't sure it was possible but this was the only step he could think of in either that direction or getting her to change her mind. "well" she started then swallowed, fidgeting because she really didn't want to have this conversation but he did have every right to ask her why. "Thompson told me that you move around so much because...well because you like to sleep around and that you only asked me out because it would lead to me sleeping with you eventually and from what he had heard I was your last..well stop before moving on to the next place and group of girls and I'm not judging you for it I mean...look at you...you're so handsome. Why not sleep with a bunch of girls when it comes so easy but I just can't be with you"
She couldn't look at him, his aura was so angry and it scared her a little. She almost wanted to call for her brother but his voice was much different than his aura. His voice was calm and sad "Sylvie...that isn't true at all. I mean, I'm by no means a virgin but considering how long I've lived I truly don't think I've been with an outrageous number of women sexually." he had to pause, he was so angry at that bastard Thompson and so heartbroken by what she thought of him he was struggling to speak. He wasn't sure if he was going to cry or take off and beat the life out of Thompson.
"I love you Sylvie, things with you could never be a one night stand. I have caves of riches that I would give up if it meant I could have you as my mate. I love you so much I am a slave to your will. No matter how ridiculous the request I'd do anything for you, absolutely anything you asked. You are my first thought every single morning and my dreams at night. As many dragons I love collecting and learning but since the day I laid eyes on you nothing else has mattered. I haven't had the slightest desire to leave this place until you rejected me...I haven't been with a single other woman that lives in this kingdom. I swear that to you Sylvie. You aren't some conquest so I can move on you are my lifes goal. I want...for now I want you to please look at me Sylvie"
She slowly looked up and her heart tripped over itself again due to the way he was looking at her "I love you and you have to see that I mean that. You of all people should know that people don't always tell the truth about others. It was you who told me the story of your aunt and uncle. How it took them a long time to get together because your father thought it would be funny to make Cantaly think he was gay. I don't know Thompsons motives but what he said isn't true"
She stared at him silently until a tear tumbled down his cheek and crumbled her heart. He wasn't lieing and she felt horrible for ever believing what Thompson said "I'm sorry Jarius..."
"you still wont give me a chance?"
"I meant I'm sorry for believing him....um..." she felt nervous for a different reason now, she felt stupid. "we can go on the date you planned if you'd still want that and we can even go to my aunt and uncles ball coming up"