I have lost my chance to claim a bride. No more females remain. They have all been taken by naga males that will kill to keep them.
So, when I hear a female scream within my territory, I do not hesitate. I go after her, intending to claim her for my own and prove my strength.
This is my chance.
Except... she is not one of the human females I have come to know. She has just arrived. She is hurt, afraid, and fleeing from another male.
But she does not want to be saved, she wants to fight.
And she does not want to bask in my nest, she wants to leave.
She has secrets and she refuses to share them.
This human female is far more than I bargained for...
Good thing I'm up to the challenge.