How Dracano came To Be TF pt1How Dracano Came To Be-part 1How Dracano came To Be TF pt14 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I sat, typing away at my computer, as usual; reviewing another short story I copied off Deviant Art. People really seemed to like my opinion on that site. I yawned, it was around 1 AM, I usually stay up until 3, a side effect of chronic insomnia, but tonight I felt lethargic for some reason. So, I pushed away from the story I was reading, another dragon TF, my favorite kind, and also a very common variant, at least I wasn't stuck reading another TG, those things creeped me out sometimes, but once I start reading something, even if it sickens me, I've made a commitment, I always read to the end, even if it's the worst thing since Two Girls One Cup. I still facepalmed whenever I thought about that, I watched the whole damned thing. Why? Because I was bet five dollars that I couldn't, I won the bet, but at the cost of a little piece of my sanity.
I lumbered out to the kitchen, and that's when I saw it, as I was putting a cup of cold co
The Mind Manifests Part 1intro / teaserThe Mind Manifests Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"A cluster of space debris has been tracked approaching Earth, almost all of the meteorites should burn up in the upper atmosphere, giving a wonderful lightshow worldwide over the next couple days, truly the meteor shower of the millennium, simply be outside after dark, to see countless trails of light, this shower is not expected to end for 48 hours"
I turned off the TV and looked out the window, seeing one or two streaks of light. I didn't have anything planned for the night, so I figured it couldn't hurt to have some meditation time outside. I was already feeling far too stressed with all the crap that had been going on in my social group lately.
My Dracano series had been met with much public disdain, even though half the people that read it thought it was great, the other half detested it, claiming I had stolen ideas and plot points, and quite frankly, after looking at their evidence, I couldn't argue with them, it was almost word
How Dracano Came To Be TF pt2How Dracano Came To Be-Part 2How Dracano Came To Be TF pt24 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up around noon on Monday, Kinda glad I had graduated last year, so I wouldn't have to attend school like this. I lumbered to the bathroom, half asleep. One, I had to go to the bathroom, two, there was a mirror in there. I felt different, parts of me were numb, and my vision was cloudy, so I figured I'd just look at what had happened all at once.
I went to the bathroom; thankfully everything was still the same in that region. And once my vision had cleared up a little, I took off my shirt and looked in the mirror. I can't really say I wasn't expecting what I saw, but it still surprised me a little, the scales had marched their way all the way up to the side of my neck, and were starting to work their way across my chest, and my right hand, though it still had five fingers, was clearly a talon at this point.
I didn't bother putting my shirt back on, I just hurried back to my room and took a few more pictures, for th
TMM 24The Mind Manifests 24TMM 243 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up in the blackness of space. This dream was a rerun, I had seen it before. I was falling through the atmosphere, crashing to Earth. But just as I was flying past my human self, about to hit the ground, everything froze. I head footsteps and struggled to look in their direction. Then I saw him, the dragon. He idly strutted over to my human self and examined his frozen face, mumbling "Hmm not quite what I imagined."
He turned around and looked up at me, smiling, and I drifted to the ground. I was once again trapped in a crystalline body in this dream, and I was unable to struggle as he gently picked me up and examined me. He grinned and nodded, then spoke to me "I suspected it before. Sorry about being so mysterious, I hadn't heard about the trial. Don't worry, I'm sure Ethan will get you out of this mess, he's very passionate for a human "
He tossed me in the air a couple times, lifting to two legs and walking o
How Dracano Came To Be part 16How Dracano Came To Be Part 16How Dracano Came To Be part 164 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I got back to Shade's bunker house, everyone else was already there. I took a deep breath before I landed, acting triumphant, only Jake and I knew exactly what happened, and since he was an AI, so long as I took him aside to explain what I was about to do later, he wouldn't let it slip.
"I managed to find out what they used to turn me into a dragon, and Jake and I worked out a hostage trade, we took the samples of those stones, and destroyed them, and they got Doctor Maxwell back, clean and simple, but, as much as I hate to say it, I took a bribe, they don't want me going public, so they cut me a deal, I get my stuff back, my parents never find out what happened to me, and I get enough money to go out into the world for myself."
Scales had his head slightly tilted and he was shaking it the whole time, like he wasn't buying a word of it, or that he was disappointed, I wasn't quite sure. He sighed, then said "We both know that's a lie."
The Mind Manifests 2The Mind Manifests Chapter 2The Mind Manifests 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up in a strange place, I was drifting through space, I had no material body, I was just a drifting consciousness, all around me were hundreds of thousands of others, every creature imaginable, just hovering about. I looked down and I saw a large blue sphere, approaching faster and faster and faster. I then realized it was not it apporaching me, but me aporaching it. I kept gaining speed and just as I thought I couldn't go any faster, fire began forming around me, and it kept getting hotter and hotter. I was plunging into an atmosphere of a strange world. I couldn't take the heat, it was unbearable, I just wanted it to end. In front of me, I saw the ground approaching. I soared over the landscape blindingly fast, and the instant before I hit, I locked eyes with a strange alien, staring at me just before I went sailing into a cluster of trees.
I woke up in a sweat, the room was spinning, and I felt sick, like I
The Mind Manifests 3The Mind Manifests Chapter 3The Mind Manifests 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Dad leaned against the sink and motioned for me to sit down on the side of the tub, so I did, my wings and tail taking up most of it. Once I was seated, he began "I never really thought something like this was possible, so I never planned for it, but it's happening nonetheless. I read that book you wrote, and in it you took off and hid in a cave for two weeks, before hanging out with dragons for half a year. I need to know that you know that you won't need to do that in real life, your Mother and I will be here for you, you don't need to worry, you're still our son, no matter what happens."
I just looked at the floor, at my bare feet, which I knew were going to be clawed and three-toed before too long, and replied "Thanks, I was worried you'd start freaking out, like mom when she tossed that crystal out."
"About that, are you really that dependant? Can you die from it?"
"I don't know, but it felt like I was
How dracano came To Be TF pt3How Dracano Came To Be Part 3How dracano came To Be TF pt34 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up, it was morning, I had slept deeply all night. Metallica was playing through the computer, so I clicked the pause button. I just then realized it, how much the change had progressed. In my mouth, I felt hard objects, like jawbreakers, but lumpy. I spit them out into the trash can. They were teeth. I felt my current teeth with my tongue, just now realizing my tongue had become forked.
My teeth were now bestial in shape, sharp incisors, massive canines, and bicuspids like saw blades. I turned on the webcam, and looked at my face, it was now covered in scales, and much longer. It looked a lot like a velociraptor.
I took off my shirt, my whole torso was now scaled, as well as the majority of my left arm. On my right arm, the pinky had partially fused with the ring finger, and on my back, the two protrusions were now much larger, and starting to take on a shape like two huge hands with really long fingers.
The Mind Manifests 12The Mind manifests Part 12The Mind Manifests 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was woken up by being shaken, bouncing around inside a container, until it broke open and I fell out. I fell to the floor as countless other small animals fell around me. Sirens blared all around as people ran in various directions, some carrying fire extinguishers, others carrying guns. Shafts of light, like laser beams, kept shooting back and forth, I had no idea what they were until one ripped through the shoulder of a nearby man who was putting out a fire, and he fell on top of me, choking on his own blood.
I woke up breathing heavily, but the nightmares were starting to become normal now. I still had no clue what exactly was causing them, they were all frightening, but I was getting used to them. I tried to sit up, but felt a weight on my arm.
I looked down to see the hatchling, he had left the chair and curled up beside me while I was asleep. He was hugging my tailblade tightly, and had my wing pulled over him l
How Dracano Came To Be part 8How Dracano Came To Be Part 8How Dracano Came To Be part 84 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I stood outside of the mine and sighed, taking a deep breath of the clean mountain air, and Shade walked up behind me, before saying "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have made fun of you, Humans cry, it's how they vent, I guess, when I look at you, I don't realize you used to be one of them."
"I still am, at least, on the inside "
"BS and you know it, I saw you fighting your instincts, your mind is changing too, it's only a matter of time before-"
An uncontrollable urge came over me, I grabbed him and slammed him into the ground, then demanded, tears starting to well in my eyes again, "I am not a dragon! I'm going to find a way to become human again, I'll never be like you!" He looked at me in fear for a moment, than an instant later, I was more scared than he was, I let him up, and he said "Damn, you are prone to attitude shifts my offer still stands, you need somewhere to stay, and at the rate you're going, you'll be i
How Dracano Came To Be part 11How Dracano Came To Be Part 11How Dracano Came To Be part 114 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I typed continuously for quite some time, ten separate parts, ten chapters telling about how my life had changed. Just as I was finishing the last one, which was shorter than the others because of the fact that it met up with the present, I heard the voice of Shade's dad "Shade, could you have your friend come to my office?"
Shade, who had been playing a video game, lumbered over to an intercom I hadn't noticed before, and pressed a button before saying "yeah, just a minute." As soon as he let go, he said "well, this is either really good, or really bad. Either way, he's probably going to interrogate you, and I don't have the time to teach you the right answers just, do your best, and if you don't know, for the love of Drake, don't make stuff up, just say you don't know."
I nodded, and we left the room, soon after arriving at the door of his office, Shade opened it and I walked in, seeing the inside for the first t
How Dracano Came To Be part 9How Dracano Came To Be Part 9How Dracano Came To Be part 94 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Shade went back to his room and grabbed what looked like a modified belt, but that went around his neck, and had several pouches on it. I asked him what it was, and he replied "it's basically the same thing as pockets are for humans, it's just a utility belt, I need a way to carry my cell phone, you know." This was just too surreal, it seemed that dragons lived and acted exactly like people, down to every detail, they just hid in the shadows of society.
We left the bunker, the sun was below the horizon, but it was already turning the sky red. We flew for nearly an hour, for the first time ever, I was glad almost all of east Tennessee was impassible forested mountains, it let us travel unnoticed. I finally found Alex's house, and there it was, a red piece of cloth, hanging from a tree in his back yard. I flew over to his window and tapped on the glass, just my luck, Andrew answered. "AWW, MAN! It came back!" he shook Alex awake, and
how Dracano Came To Be part 7How Dracano Came To Be part 7how Dracano Came To Be part 74 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I was soon sobbing, it was just too much, I was miserable, I just wanted it to all go away, if it weren't for my massive fear of death, I probably would've commited suicide.
I suddenly heard a sound behind me, it was subtle, a shuffle of rocks on the floor of the cavern. I looked in it's direction to see one of the two girls. She was holing a flashlight like a baseball bat. I just looked away, back towards the wall, and spoke to her over my shoulder "what the hell do you want?"
I saw the light from the flashlight come on, and saw my silhouette one the wall, when I saw the horns and tail, and the semi-translucent wing membranes, I started crying again. For the last twelve years of my life, I had a steely resolve, my troubled childhood left me hard as nails, the last time I cried this badly was when a bully had savagely beaten me and stolen my bike back when I wasn't a monster and when I was still in elementary scho
How Dracano Came To Be part 10How Dracano Came To Be part 10How Dracano Came To Be part 104 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I woke up yelling, and saw Shade leaning over top of me "Man, you alright? That must've been one hell of a nightmare."
"it's nothing, I've been having them since the change happened."
I stood up and looked at the clock, it was 6:30 PM, just after sundown, I knew Scales would probably be online right now, so I took my laptop out of sleep mode, and opened up the internet. He was, so I opened up a chat box.
"Scales, you there?"
"Yeah, man, how's the change coming?"
"It stopped several days ago, I'm a fully formed dragon now."
"I see, have you changed any since the last picture you sent me?"
"No, not much, and about that, I met somebody, they've been telling me things, about you."
"What the hell is that supposed to mean? }=-|"
"Do you know a dragon named Shade?"
He didn't reply for nearly a full minute
"So you know, then."
"Yes, is that why you wanted those pictures?"
"No, I wanted them because I don't think this has happened before, but nice call
How Dracano Came To Be TF pt4How Dracano came To Be Part 4How Dracano Came To Be TF pt44 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
I had a large dinner, My mom prepared it like it might be my last meal. She was still shaken up by this, and my dad was still hiding his feelings. I went to my room, and gave myself on more examination before going to sleep.
My tail was longer, and a blade had begin to grow out of it, my wings were almost fully formed, scales now covered every inch of my body, my legs had become bestial, I only had three toes now, each hand only had three fingers and a thumb, I had begun to sprout horns, and all of my hair fell out. The only clothes that still fit me were an old pair of black jeans, which I had to cut a hole in for my tail. This meant that I also had to wear a belt to keep them up. I found one of my brothers belts that he left behind when he moved to Michigan, a woven leather one with a white painted copper bulls skull for the buckle, except, the copper had corroded a little on the horns, and they were green.
I laid down
How Dracano Came To Be part 13How Dracano Came To Be, Part 13How Dracano Came To Be part 134 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
After a long time, Emerald went to her room, and Shade was taking a nap. It was just me and Jake who were still awake, he was a robot, and I was used to pulling long shifts, besides, I was too angry to sleep, I wanted to rend that doctor limb from limb. I didn't know if that was my own thoughts, or one of the bestial urges of this new body, and I really didn't care, he deserved it.
I started typing on my computer, writing more short stories, I had lots of new inspiration. I caught myself writing a long scene about torturing a scientist, apparently my own thoughts leaking out onto the page, and promptly deleted it. I was letting myself get consumed by my own hate, sure, this guy used me as an unwilling test subject, then nearly got me killed twice, and staged my death, but, he was still a person, not some demon, as my subconscious was portraying him.
I heard Shade mumbling in his sleep, and both Jake and I looked. He wa
The Mind Manifests 15The Mind Manifests 15The Mind Manifests 154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was led through countless corridors, and each offshoot we passed, the group grew smaller, Yevonna, Loku, and I forming a tight group so we wouldn't get seperated.
We finally came to a dead end with four steel doors, and there were eight of us left. We were led in, two to a cell, but I was stopped by a gaurd "Hey, Sarge, what should we do with the little one?"
A sergeant walked over and examined Tealwing "Take it over with the other young ones."
I placed my hand on Tealwing's head "No, you can't, he has to stay with me."
"And remind me when I asked an alien's opinion."
The soldier started prying Tealwing off my back, who started squealing and howling, not letting go. After nearly thirty seconds, something came over me. I whipped around and grabbed the soldier's wrist tightly, twisting it around before grabbing his throat, holding my claw over his corroted artery, and spoke in a voi
The Mind Manifests 16The Mind manifests 16The Mind Manifests 164 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A buzzer sounded, and I rolled over to see the sliding panel on the door opening, taking the tray with the remaining rats away. Before it had a chance to close, I jumped at it, and thrust my arm through. "I demand to speak with the General! You have no right to be keeping us like this! Even the Geneva Convention requires supplying cooked food!"
My protest was only met by a surge from the shock collar I had forgotten I was wearing. I convulsed, as did Loku, and as soon as my hand retreated from the opening, it slammed shut. Loku shakily got to his feet "Dude, what the hell?"
"Sorry, that was my fault, I was trying to demand to see the General."
"Fucking classic, we ask to talk to the man in charge, and get shocked...I actually forgot I was wearing this thing."
"Yeah, me too."
A moment later, the door started opening. I got to my feet as quickly as I could, and kept my distance. To my overwhelming relief, I
How Dracano Came To Be part 14How Dracano Came To Be-Part 14How Dracano Came To Be part 144 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
A couple hours later, I was waiting in a cluster of bushes, this was it, I could finally get back at him. My job was simple, he drove a convertible, fabric top, I was supposed to come out of the bushes, and attack his car, tearing away the roof, and when he neared the turn off, Jake was going to block the road, forcing him to turn onto the dirt road leading to the abandoned farm, where Emerald, Shade, Izzy, and Scales were waiting.
They were going to surround him, and force him to surrender, seeing four dragons, a half dragon, and an android was likely to freak him out enough for taking him down to be easy, and then we could cart him off to the nearby barn to ask him a few questions.
I got slightly lower, I heard an engine, a highly tuned one, at that. It was him, in a red convertible Ferrari is it just me, or do doctors like to show off their wealth? He passed me, and I launched myself out of my cover, chasing him
How Dracano Came To Be part 12How Dracano Came To Be part 12How Dracano Came To Be part 124 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Some time later, around two AM, I heard a ping from my computer, Noomoahk had opened a chat window on Yahoo.
"Hey, warp, you there?"
"yeah, what do you want?"
"what do I want, you sent me the request, what the hell's going on?"
"I can't really tell you, I'll have to show you."
I attached the URL I used for sending the files before, and a few mere minutes later, he replied "Ahh I see."
"What, that's it? You aren't curious? You don't find it odd?"
"No, I've seen it before."
"Scales, Eric, he's a dragon."
"I knew that part but are you saying he used to be human?"
"yes, he was. Luckily, I was the first person he told, so I was able to keep it secret, except to the right audiences, such as now."
"yeah, about that, I was told you aren't human, either, what are you?"
"do you really want to know?"
"an AI program, though I doubt you believe that."
"You'd be surprised I've met AI's before, but, you seem too
How Dracano Came To Be part 15How Dracano Came To Be Part 15How Dracano Came To Be part 154 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
According to the trace that Jake ran, the call went to the office of the Commanding Officer at the base, answers the phone, my ass, he knew what was going on.
We kept our altitude as low as possible as we neared the installation. On the surface, it was just a typical army base, troops marching, multiple barracks, the usual. You know, you'd be surprised how easy it is to sneak into an army base. Most of their security relies on "who would want to do that?" and not on actual measures taken to keep out intruders.
The morning sun was still low in the sky as we landed far away from the base. I could get in silently, but Jake was very noisy, he had helicopter blades when he flew, and when he walked, you could hear servo's whirring.
We approached silently, once he was about twenty feet from the fence, he stopped, and handed me a communication headset, I adjusted it all the way out to accommodate my reptilian head,
The Mind Manifests 4The Mind Manifests Chapter 4The Mind Manifests 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I hit the floor just as David started filming. Everyone would see this, and this was the last step, I had to save face, no matter how bad it hurt, I had to maintain composure, I couldn't let myself break down.
The changes started on my feet first and progressed rapidly. My shins shortened as my feet grew longer. My four smaller toes on each foot fused into two larger toes, making a total of three on each foot as the toenails on the remaining, larger ones, grew longer and sharper, mutating into claws, as a dewclaw, or talon, whichever you prefer to call it, pushed out of my heel. In mere seconds, scales met one another, and now the only part of my body still human was my head.
Moments later, my head began changing, hair fell out in clumps to the floor as scales started sprouting and my teeth fell out. I spit them to the floor, along with much blood, as my nose started bleeding just before my vision went black. Though I cou
TMM 22The Mind Manifests 22TMM 223 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I kept flying along, trying to think of a plan now that I was out of there, but I just couldn't think of anything that didn't end in me being gunned down. The pack started sputtering, so I began flapping my wings, taking up the slack. My flight speed dropped considerably, but I was still able to remain airborne under my own power.
I thought Tennessee looked scenic before, but the view from up in the sky where I was, and with the pack now only a mild hiss instead of a loud roar, was like something off a postcard. I quickly started looking around for a populated area, and saw a shopping center where something seemed to be taking place, judging by the lights and huge crowd of people. That seemed like my best bet, so I started flying over to it.
As I neared, I noticed several vans. To my great joy, they were news vans, to my great dismay, I saw crime scene tape and blood puddles. I started hovering closer and closer until I heard so
The Mind Manifests 7The Mind Manifests Chapter 7The Mind Manifests 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I started heading off into the woods behind the house, just so I could process and figure out what I was going to do with my now permanently ruined life. Sure, I had the body I always wanted, but it wasn't the body the world wanted me to have. In the entire history of mankind, you either conform or die, so being what I was now, simply wasn't going to turn out well.
I easily hopped over the fence, finding my wings were quite effective at grabbing the air. After about three minutes of walking, I was in a clearing at the top of a hill, my favorite spot in James's woods, I loved going back there to enjoy nature.
With a deep breath, my sinuses finally cleared from the blockage they had had since my change, and with a flame-filled sneeze, I could finally smell easily again, and it was wonderful. Everything was just so fragrant, I was catching hints of a patch of wild flowers that was at least a hundred feet away, I could smell