The ship below rocked with the wind of their passage and cannon-fire boomed across the waves. The ball whistled harmlessly past their dragon’s wing as Molly leaned into Irene’s back and clutched her harder about the waist.
“You didn’t tell me there were pirates on the sea as well as the air,” Molly shouted over the rush of wind. “They’re not supposed to fight back.”
The body in her arms shook out of time with the beat of the dragon’s wings and it took Molly a moment to realize Irene was laughing.
“Forgive me, my fair doctor, but I thought we could use the challenge.”