The Rise of Dragons (Failed Nanowrimo, Part 1)Mature


It was has been a long time since dragons have walked in this world. So long, in fact, that they have been dismissed as legend, fiction. However, dragons are real. Very, very real. They were the rulers of Earth, more powerful than the dinosaurs. The lived in harmony- mostly- with humans, working side by side to keep away evil. The dragons were divided by their powers- Energy, Air, Fire, Water, Ice, and Earth. They were ruled by 14 dragons- a male and female of each kind, and a male and female which have all powers.  For hundreds of years, there was peace and prosperity for all. Then, one day, the dragons mysteriously vanished. Why they left or where they went is unknown. But we know what the results are. When they left, it wasn't long before darkness set in... and now, unknown to humans, a new threat has arisen, and without the dragons, the world as we know it shall end, and a new time or darkness shall begin. It will be worse than every horrid event in history combined- and we are powerless. Out only hope is the dragons, but they are gone forever... right?

                It was dark out, and silent. Absolutely silent. Not a creature moved: perhaps they sensed what was about to come around, and didn’t want to miss a heartbeat. There was a flash of light and-

“MS. WOODS! WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” Zelda jerked awake, eyes flying open to see her teacher, Mr. Bob, glaring at her. She glared back, until he finally looked away. She smiled to herself- she’d never met a teacher who would actually punish her. Her strange eyes unnerved many teachers. They didn’t dare cross her, so ever since she had discovered this after forgetting her colored contacts on the first day, she refused to wear the contacts. She glanced at the clock, and to her surprise, there was only a minute before school let out. She glanced across the room to see her ‘sister’.  Dove was looking amused, which made Zelda smirk a little more.  She leaned back in her seat, propping her feet on the desk. Mr. Bob squeaked, but she just looked at him, and he didn’t say anything.  Finally, the bell rang. Students sprang out of their seats and practically sprinted to the door. Zelda followed at a more leisurely pace.  Only ten more days, and I’m done with this crud. Her 18th birthday was tomorrow, and school let out in 10 days. After that, she could be done. Dove fell in by her side. Technically Dove had turned 18 last week, but officially she was still only 17. They sat down on the steps of the school, waiting quietly for their ‘siblings’.  The first to appear was Lucy. The little 8 year old sat down next to them, and promptly opened her book, ignoring he older girls next to her. Zelda caught a couple guys watching her and Dove, and she smiled lazily. She was beautiful, but she knew guys would never work up the nerves to ask her or the blonde beauty next to her out, because something about them scared guys and held them at a distance. A minute later, she heard some books drop behind her head. She glanced over her shoulder to see Rose. The 16 year old sat next to her “So, how was school, guys?” All that got was a few grunts as the other three did whatever they were doing. Rose sighed and started texting her boyfriend- the football star, and cutest guy in school, Thomas James. Several silent minutes later, when most of the kids were gone, a van pulled up. A tall 19 year old when shoulder length red hair got out and said “Let’s go. Full moon tonight” Instantly, the four lounging on the steps got up and raced to the van, hopping in. The red head got back in and they drove off.

The van pulled up a few hours later into a parking lot by a forest. All occupants got out, met up with two others, and headed into the woods. Eventually they reached a clearing and stopped walking. It was about 9 o’clock, and they all seemed antsy, as if waiting. Lucy was the first to break the circle which had been formed. The small girl strode to the center, and blinked. Contacts that made her eyes dark brown fell out, revealing gleaming eyes the color of lilac. She looked at the others, and bowed her head. There was a brief flash of light, and where Lucy had stood, there was a violet dragon, a mere baby. It flapped its wings, taking off and flying to rest in a nearby tree. Next, Rose stepped up. She took off a brown wig, letting her long white locks to cascade down her back. Her contacts fell out, and her mismatched eyes were there for all to see. One brilliant emerald green, the others a shining sapphire blue. She too bowed her head and the change ripped through her. Moments later, a small white adolescent dragon stood there. She spread her wings and flew off, farther away and into the night, vanishing over a hill. Next it was Dove’s turn. She blinked, contacts falling out. Her brilliant golden eyes shone with inner power and grace and she changed into a larger dragon, her scales shining like the sun, as gold as the sun. She too flew off. Next Zelda stepped up. Having no wig or contacts, she looked around, her silver eyes gleaming before she changed into a gorgeous silver dragon. She took off, flying deep into the sky, her shape outlined by the moon before she flew off. The red head was next. Her name was Caroline, and like Zelda, she had no wig or contacts. She changed into a brilliant red dragon, and settled on the edge of the clearing. Next was Winter, a beautiful girl with violet eyes and black hair. She changed into a magnificent black dragon and melted into the shadows. Then the last stepped forth. Her pale blue eyes and long, rainbow colored hair made her distinctive: her name was Cassandra. In a burst of color, she became a dragon, all the colors of the rainbow. She took off, circling over head.

The End

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