The sounds of the group herding the male dragon down the street where Erilyn stood could have been heard from the other side of the city as the creature gave in to the taunting arrows and men distracting him from paying attention even to what his mate was doing. The options currently at hand for Erilyn seemed to fall somewhere along the lines of staying still and watching Corben and the rest urge a dragon toward her or she could follow after Aloysius and work at helping with the mate, or at least keeping her away from where the rest were leading the male. It was a little humiliating that no one expected her to do anything, no one had called upon her for her help in this but she pushed aside her feelings and followed behind to where Derek had managed to stumble upon the female dragon.
It had been incredible to see her shoot through the sky, like a fierce but elegant bird on a warpath. She had seen something to attract her attention, another puny human in need of being killed, and this human was not in a group as the others were. To her, Erilyn was certain, he had looked like an easy meal. Fortunately, the rest of his group were only a street away and could rapidly make their way to him through an underused alleyway.
She had just caught up when she saw Leonardo smack the dragoness on the snout. Her initial reaction was somewhere along the lines of laughter but she fought it, realizing that he had momentarily pushed the beast's head down to the level where Erilyn could reach. Surging forward as fast as her armor would allow, Erilyn raised her sword. The creature was merely dazed and Erilyn could tell that she only had a second to strike. It would both aid their cause and help Leonardo if she acted quickly.
With a well-aimed strike at the creature, Erilyn managed to strike at its beady right eye. The hit was not as she might have hoped, a merciless jab straight into the orb, but the scaly beast was already lifting its head when Erilyn took her hit on it. The result of this was that the eye was instead slashed across. Mercifully, the sword didn't lodge itself there due to the difference in method, which caused Erilyn to make a mental note not to jab next time. Especially since the slashing seemed to have proven just as effective, with her sword coated along the edge with dragon's blood. Erilyn was able to take a step back after her attack and raise her shield while the evidence of her work could be heard in an almost piteous cry from the female. It was nowhere near enough to kill the creature, but her attention was certainly divided and her sight much worse. Erilyn couldn't remember is dragons relied on their eyes, their hearing, or their sense of smell to find prey. She hoped that it was the first.
"Hurry now, Leonardo!" she urged, moving away from the dragoness herself while it was shaking its head in pain. All of them would need to move back, for her movements were uncoordinated, her momentary writhing in pain before she sought vengeance on them.