(I've tried making it clear without outright saying it, but he's a human-sized dragon, not human-like. It's no dragon-man-like-form. It's dragon.)
Nathan never looked back at her. He kept his eyes forward. His claws dug into the soil with every step. His tail swished about behind him and he was constantly growling, or perhaps the rumble in his chest was just a constant sound that meant nothing.
As he slowly regained a little more control, he fell into deep thought, trying to speed up the process of returning to his human form. The longer he stayed like this, the more pain he'd end up in. Being half-human, his body wasn't meant to handle changing forms, and it was damaging.
((Sorry again, I thought he was like in semi-mid transformation so he was sort of human sort of dragon.))
It was odd, watching a little dragon, or at least little by dragon standards leading the horse. Shiloh watched his movements, the way he walked was almost...graceful as a dragon, in fact if she and't just seen him los eit adn rip a man to peices she would call the dragon graceful.
Shiloh's mind wandered from her plan thinking. How did one become half dragon half human? What did a dragon knock up a lady? Or the other way around? It seemed slightly awkward in her mind adn she decided not to invite those images in her head adn forced herself to focus on her plan.
Nathan sensed her thoughts. He huffed like before, shaking his head to get his mind out of hers. Dragons had telepathy. He didn't have it, but he did get echoes when he took that form. It wasn't enough to tell him what she was thinking, but it was enough to get her feelings on what she thought about, and he didn't like it.
After a while, he found his voice, much to his relief. "Stop thinking so hard." He mumbled, glancing back at her. "I can feel it and it's distracting."
"Uh, sure.." Shiloh muttered, she still fiddled with her shirt string, but now was not thinking of her plan, she didn't know the extent of this 'I fell your thoughts' stuff so she decided to me more catious from now on.
Her thoughts started to wander from her past to the fact she was hungry, to what had happened a few minites ago and a few othe rvery random things flickering through her mind.
Nathan sighed deeply, looking at the ground. "In case you wondered, I'll be like this a while, probably a few hours judging by how quickly I got my voice back. The process of getting back to being a human is much longer and...more painful, than becoming a dragon."
((So just out of curiousity how does one become half dragon half human? I mean how a dragon and human...you know...make babies? Is it like a shapeshifting thing or an enchantment?))
Shiloh nodded, she was glad to hear he'd change back. She listened to him explain that it would 'hurt more'. She wondered how it would hurt, wa sit like your skin(scales) getting sluffed off? Or stretching? She didn't ask though, not wanting tos et him off again. After all getting hsi human form there was ahrd enough, and out of control dragon would much harder, maybe even impossible.
(Shapeshifting, I guess. You know when Nathan gets the scales? Human covered in scales would be the form of a dragon to...you know...with a human. That form is sort of the bridge between dragon and human, which is why Nathan gets scales, because his body is trying to change over.)
Nathan fell silent, guessing she was afraid of him, and that was why she wasn't speaking or asking questions. He looked at his horse. "Shadow..." He murmured. "You did good." It was hard to find a good horse that could understand him. That wouldn't run away or get afraid. Well, Shadow did get afraid, but wouldn't run away too far when he did.
((Oooh, that makes sense...you have no idea teh weird images and thoughts I getting in my head rying to figure that one out....))
Shiloh kept one hand on the horses mane, Itw a sa good horse and followed Nthan, but she kept her hand there just in case she needed to hang on. her other hand fiddled with her hair and shirt string. She glanced behind them, theyw ere moving too slowly in her own opinion. That other man Grubert ha dleft but she ha da gut feeling he wouldn't stay gone, he'd just go and get help. Shiloh kept silent though, she didn't want tos tress of rush nathan, not until he was human again.
(Lol sorry. I was still trying to decide that earlier. It seems the least wierd idea to me.)
"I'm feeling your thoughts again." Nathan grumbled, shooting her a dirty look. "Seriously, don't focus on anything for too long, okay? Unless you want me to learn to be a mind reader. I'm not sure that's possible, but if you keep this up we might find out."
He was irritable, but that was just stress from knowing about the pain that was coming, and knowing he needed to get there anyway, to keep permanent damage away. As said, his body wasn't built to handle changing forms.
Shiloh stopped focusing and let her mind wander. She just let her mind wander, flitting from subject to subject, not focusing. THis was ahrd for her Shiloh like to focus and think, when her mind wandered it never wandered to nice places, only to dark ones.
They traveled a while longer before Nathan felt ready to go back to a more human form. He stopped and looked at Shiloh. "There are extra pants in the saddle bag. I'm going to need them." He told her. After all, his clothes had all been ripped up.
Shiloh reached over and pulled a set of trousers out of the saddle bag and tossed them to Nathan. She watched him for a few moments and than turned her head away so he could become a human and get his trousers on without possible embarresment. She started to search through the saddle bag in case there was a shirt for him there too.
He didn't have a shirt. Nathan groaned in pain as he started changing back, bones cracking loudly as he began to change. It hurt like nothing you could imagine, and it was so painfully slow. He whimpered when certain bones cracked, and groaned when they came into place to become human. Finally, he was human again, but still scale-covered. He was panting for breath, on his hands and knees.
Shiloh heard him groaning and turned back out of habit to check on him,
"You nee' hel'?' she asked worriedly. She slid off the horse and apporached him carefully to see if he needed help.
Nathan shook his head. "I'm fine." He panted. "Just...hurting..." He reached for the pants to pull them on. "I'll be fine."
Shiloh nodded, she kicked the trousers closer to him and stepped back, turning she carefully got back on the horse and waited for him to get his trousers on. She kept an eye on him to make sure he didn't pass out from pain though, she didn't want to have to stay here too long they needed to get movng and quickly.
Nathan struggled to his feet and pulled on his pants, limping to the horse. He was obviously in a lot of pain. "You owe me." He grumbled to Shiloh, climbing on. "I can only do that so many times before it either kills me or ends up permanent."
"Owe you wha'?" Shilohs aid, she didn't know what to pay him that would get her out of his 'debt'. She helped him up after sliding back so that Nathan could sit in front and control the horse. She wrapped her amr loosely around his waist to keep on but hopefully not hurt him.
"You just owe me. How you repay me is up to you." Nathan told her, sighing as he just sat there a moement, waiting for some of the pain to fade. He felt like he could pass out, but he was trying hard not to.
Shiloh frowned, unsure what he wanted in repay. She stared at his back and played with her shirt cord undoing it and retying it with her one hand as she tried to think up something to repay him with,
"We nee' to move soo'." she said quietly, not wanting to push to much,