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Reluctant Rescue by GoldenDruid Reluctant Rescue by GoldenDruid
Backstory:

Saise has always been an expert swimmer. He can dart around the water with ease, and can even glide above it using his large pectoral fins. Unfortunately for him, his expertise in swimming didn't save him from the sudden, violent storm which caught him unaware one dreadful night. The storm quickly swept his body into the shallows and crashed him into the hard, rocky shores, leaving him badly injured and unable to swim or even move due to the pain.

Luckily for him, Golden Druid -- a feral druid with healing powers -- managed to find him the next day before her morning swim. However, Saise instantly distrusted Golden Druid's humanoid form, finding it too similar to the humans which nearly wiped out his kind years ago. He refused her so-called "healing powers," and insisted that it would be better for him to bleed out than to receive help from a "human."

Golden Druid tried her best to win the dragon's trust, but to no avail. He wouldn't listen to reason, and her ability to shapeshift only made him distrust her further. Finally, Golden decided enough was enough, and began to heal his fins without his consent. She knew that this was a risky move -- a dragon his size could easily kill her -- but it was a risk she had to take. She wasn't going to let this dragon's stubbornness lead to his untimely death.
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This is a collaboration with the talented :iconaboveclouds: I did the sketch and some of the grey-scale work, and Clouds did the colors. She also wrote a great backstory!

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ART INFO
Art 2013 by :iconaboveclouds: and :icongoldendruid:
Saise (the dragon) belongs to :iconaboveclouds:
Golden Druid (the non-dragon) belongs to :icongoldendruid:

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Sooto Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work ^^ You both did a great collab!
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
didnt i already fav this?
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe from :iconaboveclouds:? :meow:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
then whys it with you too?
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:icongoldendruid:
GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
umm... because it was a collab between the two of us.  I worked on it just as much as Clouds did. ;)
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
oh
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