Chapter 31. In the Showers.
Sprite was laying against Jona’s back, stealing the blankets like all girls everywhere do. Jona woke up cold.
But he had time for a shower in his new semi-private room, the only problem was the lack of privacy between human and dragon and genders.
His first experience with this upper level shower room was when his hair was full of soap when someone came in.
This alone was not out of the ordinary, the bathrooms were huge and built to fit all sizes of beings.
But the voices nearly made him slip on the smooth, snowflake obsidian floors.
“Can I use your hair soap?” A female voice said.
Two female dragons had walked in and were showering and talking together.
“Careful, human-boy.” The gold dragon said, she smiled. “I know you. You’re in the Dawn Room alone, which is very cool in my opinion. But a lot of students hate being alone here.”
“My name is Starr, my parents are Polaris ice-dragons. But I am a kind of throwback, I don’t like the cold, I like warm showers.”
The redheaded human girl who stripped down had put golden scaled boots next to her clothes and stepped into the shower, borrowed Starr’s shampoo.
“This is my roommate, Beulah Kate Archi Baker.”
“Call me Kate.” She said dangerously. “I don’t know why you introduce me like that.”
“It’s that or as Boots. You wear that collection of footwear you have all the time.” Starr said.
“I just like my shoes.” Then turning to Jona. “You can stop looking now, yes, I am human, yes, I am redhead, yes, the water is cold. Make no mistake, I am willing and able to throw you out of here.”
“Kate is a member of the Wild Witch Warrior club. They perform caged magic battles.”
“Caged ..what?” For a moment, Jona forgot he was standing naked in a shower in front fo two girls. “I don’t understand.”
Starr sighed happily as she let hot water flow over her head of fine golden feathers and down her armored back. The scales she had here fine, almost skin-like on most of her body, but the dorsal scales were overlapping armor, each scale the size of his thumb with, what looked like, dentations that interlocked, giving her a silvery metallic stripe down her back.
“That’s unique coloring you have on your spine.” Jona became more comfortable with being naked in front of the girls. They paid him no mind as each one went to the job of preparing for the day.
“It is my adult scales coming out, it starts on the spine and eventually I will have all these covering me. My mom is the color of the moon. Dad looks like a setting sun. He is all copper.”
“They look smooth.” Jona said.
“Do you want to touch them?”
“Careful, what is your name?” Kate asked, leaning back to rinse out her hair. She had freckles down her body that looked like she was the victim of someone with a small marker and put dots all over her body.
“My name is Jona.”
“Jona! Don’t stroke her back, you will lose whatever dignity you have. She likes humans.” Kate winked.
“He won’t lose any dignity, he will know what dragon loving is like!” Starr said with a wink.
“As I said.” Kate laughed.
Jona felt his ears burn at the flirty women as he dressed.
The two girls finished while he was dressing and he could understand why Starr called Kate “Boots” for the colorful footwear she pulled on.
Starr did not get dressed, just wrapping up in a towel then stepping close to Jona.
“She is right, I do like humans, males and females both.” Starr winked. “I’m quarter-human myself.”
Before Jona realized it, Starr’s prehensile tail slid up the back of his leg, touching every part of his back and shoulders.
“Mmm. Nice.” Starr winked a jeweled eye at him. “Come see me if you ever cannot sleep.”
“Jona, take my word, once you do ice, nothing is never as nice.” Kate said. “And you can call me Boots.”
“Byeee.” Starr whispered as she slipped out of the room.
“Sorry about her. She has a heat cycle, when she needs to take hot showers, no one is safe.” Boots smiled and waved as she left.
Jona laughed and walked back to his room. This floor was far different from “The Mine”.