It had been far too long since the last time she had seen Tuck. Alinda remembered the first time she had seen her love. He was but a small blacksmith apprentice and his shyness caused others not to notice him. But Alinda had always loved Tuck because there was something strange and beautiful in his eyes. At the time, she had no idea what the future would hold for the two of them. who would have guessed what strange things would take hold of her and cause her to become a woman far too soon? 'Watch me, Alinda, but don't be afraid,' Tuck assured her. then, Tuck seemed to change and his features grew and a white aura surrounded him. Alinda had to shield her eyes for the brightness was blinding. When she opened her eyes, a huge blue dragon stood before her.