Time passed and the young maiden's dragon grew. Every week, the girl slipped away from home to be with Valken. Once when caught by a storm, Valken sheltered her with her wings. As they waited, the young maiden told Valken stories of home, and lore.
This could easily be a scene from White Mountain - Book 1 of The Darkling Chronicles, as Gralen, Korrun, Wendya, Mr. Agyk and the dworll soldiers find themselves in the sunken cavern beneath Kallorm - 'City of Light'.