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Dax felt the change in the world. The rumbles beneath the earth began, slowly. The volcanoes started speaking to the sky. The volcano reacted to each wound of the earth, it’s pain pouring out in lava and smoke. Attuned to the earth, Dax knew something was wrong. He stretched and yawned, nudging his mate, Jasima. Shaking his long sleep off, he shook from head to tail.

What’s happening? Jasima yawned, looking over at her mate.

I don’t know. We need to check it out. Dax looked toward the tunnel that led to the outside world, slowly pacing toward it. He worried that these changes would endanger his family. The world had advanced so fast, Dax had taken his family and hidden them. Hibernating protected them from the world of man. Their life spans were so much longer than humans. Dax hoped that when they rose, the world would one day be safe for them again. But whatever was happening now couldn’t be good.

His hatchlings stirred; the rumbles of the volcano they nested in making the ground thrum. One hatchling, Ari, stirred, blinking one sleepy eye. He was usually the leader of his siblings. He sniffed the light breeze. The movement of the molten lava through the cave warmed the air. The occasional spitting of the lava brought heat, but no harm. He looked around curiously.

Shhh, my ciglets, go back to sleep. Jasima’s soft voice brought a smile to Dax’s face. Ari grumbled, but laid his head back down. Her humming soothed not only their children, but Dax also. She insisted on calling them her ciglets, even though they were all fully grown. Dax snickered. The term made their boys scowl whenever she used it. Despite their groans, Dax refused to chide her about the term. She could call them anything she wanted. Jasima was his world and he could refuse her nothing. They would learn, once they found their own mates.