A Summer in Scales A Summer in Scales
Accidents can cripple, hurt, and cause destruction. Well a little known fact is; accidents can also reveal secrets dark secrets. Some secrets we keep to save others some we keep just to save our reputations.
Then we have secrets that are kept to protect ourselves from serious harm. I learned this the hard way; now here I am standing before three creatures of legend. Shaking and in fear for my life just because I had an accident.
The day started off like any other day. My small suburban neighborhood was silent like it should be. The forest that was behind our community was alive with only chirpings of birds and other various animals.
I was laying in my front yard soaking up the heat of the day; hoping that summer would go by slowly without anyt
A Summer in Scales Two A Summer in ScalesA Summer in Scales Two2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Bent get up dude mom and dad want to get going like right now." A voice said to me through the darkness of the closet that I slept in.
Without even moving or lifting my head I replied groggily "Tell them I will be down later."
The closet door closed and I stood up; stretching from my head all the way to the end of my tail. M claws dug into the carpeted floor as the feeling of refreshment flowed through me. Kyle, the person who woke me, was downstairs talking to his parents.
"No tell him we have to
A Dragon Impulse Part 1A Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part 12 years ago in Settings More Like This
A letter that is all it took for my life to be turned upside down. I had to make a decision between a friend and a passion. The choice between keeping that friend or destroying him.
I should explain what happened. On May fourth, 2012, dragons returned to the world. Not all people were a hundred percent human; a bloodline ran in people all around the world the world. This bloodline was of course draconic; for some reason the gene was reactivated in a bunch of random people.
Changing people of all ages, races, and gender into dragons. They are capable of speech and do not eat people for they have kept their intelligence. Still some humans did not trust these creatures, these men and women were called The Hunters.
Standing against the dragons; they only accepted the best fighters to slay these beasts. Claiming that the dragons would rise and destroy humans it left the remaining humans uneasy. How could one not fantasizing about fighting dragons even if
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Atom dashed through the forest holding his bleeding and injured right thigh. Crashing noises came behind him signaling that the beast was drawing nearer than what he originally suspected.
"Oh why did I have to steal that amulet from the griffin in the first place!" Cried Atom in vain
Poison from the wound started to take affect on him now that his heart rate had picked up. The trees were getting closer and closer the farther in he ran; this made it so the griffin had to slow down and go around more obstacles.
Growing dizzier and sicker from the venom Atom knew he was going to die. Collapsing in a huff onto the ground he finally watched as the griffin drew closer. It stood tall and proud; covered in orange fur and feathers.
Everything was blurry and dist
Memory LossMemory LossMemory Loss2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Oh my head " I said as I sat up "Where am I?" I asked realizing that I was in a dark, damp cave. Light was shining at the end of the cave; I got up and ran towards the exit. The cave exit was very wide so I had a clear way out; outside the cave was a vast forest. The moon shone through the trees and a gentle breeze blew, the night air was warm.
I spotted a calm blue lake, I walked over and seen my reflection in the water. My messy brown hair, green eyes, and well tuned body, all looked back at me. The water was cold as I washed my face off, "Who are you?" I heard an angry female voice say. I turned around and seen a girl about my age standing by a huge pine tree.
"Oh thank god someone that can tell me what's going on." I said standing up, "Actually you better explain to me what you are doing here." The girl commanded of me, she had black hair, blue eyes, and a slim but muscular body. "I am sorry but I just woke up in a cave and I can't remember a thing except my name.
Slayer's Son Chapter One Slayer's SonSlayer's Son Chapter One1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Light, from an open window, gently filtered down onto a mess of brown hair. The owner of this hair was hidden under a blanket, on a bed. Sighing, the sleeping lump, in the bed sat up and the blanket fell down to reveal a boy almost going into manhood.
He rubbed his tired eyes, and stretched his slightly muscled arms.
A Dragon Impulse Part FiveA Dragon Impulse Part 5A Dragon Impulse Part Five2 years ago in Settings More Like This
There was no moon to light my way as I crept around the bunkhouse. I had to be very careful not to make any noise for if the guards roaming the yard caught me who knew what would happen. Slowly but surely, I made it to the corner of the building.
I quickly stuck my head out to find two draconic guards walking and talking together. "God get out of my way you lizards," I spat under my breath. The guards were coming my way and I had nowhere to hide unless; "Oh I am such and idiot" I told myself. Backing up from the wall I prepared to charge the wall.
With all of my agility I ran up the wall to the roof like I had done all my life. "I knew that freerunning would save me one day." Said I. The guards walked by not noticing me on the roof. Now I would freerun across the buildings to the main complex; hopefully Josh, Tom, and Amy would do their part.
As I jumped across the rooftops as I thought about what I was going to do tonight. My first night a
A Dragon Impulse Part TwoA Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part Two2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The sun felt good on my face; slowly I crawled out of my sleeping bag. Morning dew on the ground moistened my dried hands. I quietly slipped on my shoes; suddenly something fell from my hoodie. It fluttered to the ground; I reached down and picked up the object.
I was holding a letter in my hand. It contained no name; the only thing on the envelope was a dark sword. Without even thinking I already knew who wrote the letter. The most secretive group to walk the face of the earth; The Hunters.
My hands shook as I ripped the letter open. Carefully I slipped the message out of the envelope. It read "Announcing your opinion like that can get you killed. What you did was stupid and reckless; still it took guts. We could use someone like you; if you think you can take the heat."
My first reaction was shock; the world's greatest dragon slayers wanted me. Of all the people left after the change they wanted me. Only if I could take the heat though; they literally meant it
Draconis Rock Draconis RockDraconis Rock1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Rock 'n Roll that is the only thing that I live for. Loud music, head banging, partying it was all for the spirit of the music. My parents disowned me for my unnatural love for ear bleeding loud music. They called it trash, but I call it my life force.
Nothing would stop me from buying CD after CD of the stuff. It was funny because I would go home and my mother would yell, "JASON YOU SPENT YOUR CASH ON THAT CRAP AGAIN!?!"
I would just nod and rush past her to my room so I could listen to my new disc. I am sixteen; don't I deserve my own lifestyle different from theirs? Many parents would disagree but the kids thought different. Parents were controlling and that will never change.
One thing that would change though was
Dragonslayer's TwistDragonslayer's TwistDragonslayer's Twist2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Smoke filled my nostrils as I took a deep breath and looked around at the halfway burnt down town. My sword swung idly from my side as I strolled into the inn; inside soot covered villagers were yelling about a dragon destroying their town and what they should do about it. The town's elder rubbed his wrinkled forehead and finally stood saying
"Please good people please silence," and everyone did; so he continued "It is obvious that we have two options one beg the queen to forfeit some knights to our cause or two we pack and leave."
Again chaos broke loose as the villagers heard what they thought was their only options. I pushed my way to the head of the crowd and jumped up onto the stage that the elder was sitting upon.
"OR YOU HAVE OPTION THREE," I yelled and everyone stopped to look at me. I felt pride rush through me as I stood tall in my dragon skin boots, gauntlets, tunic, and shield.
The elder looked at me and finally signaled for silence "Who are you m
AngerAngerAnger2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I was never a happy person in life but it got worse as time went on. Everyday it seemed like everyone was getting it better than me and all I could do was stand by watching. Work was a drag everyday I had to work the late shifts and early morning shifts trust me not a good combination. My boss was always a jerk greeting me everyday "Why the hell are you so late I am knocking an hour off your paycheck for today." The truth was I was never late I was early in fact.
Many people told me I should take a break and let all of my emotions come out instead of taking it everyday for "bad" things could happen. I didn't care though why should I worry what could happen oh I could have a stroke, at the time I didn't care. Life was miserable yet no one seemed in as bad of shape as I was, but I am here to tell you what happened to me.
The day started as it usually did for me; my shrill alarm went off at five-thirty A.M. awaking me from what little sleep I could get. "Stupid fre
Slayer's Son: Prologue Slayer's SonSlayer's Son: Prologue1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A woody smoke filled the small tavern's noisy air, as the warming fireplace heated the merry atmosphere. The sweaty, bald, barkeep wiped the counter and watched the four men sitting across the room. His well rounded middle was constricted due to his dirty apron.
The four men were the only visitors, mainly for the fact that it was well past one in the morn. They sat in the far left hand corner, laughing and drinking ale, their good moods kept the barkeep happy. This was better than the usual fighting that occurred at these times o
Timeless War Timeless WarTimeless War1 year ago in Settings More Like This
War is always destructive on both of the opposing forces. Yet it is still needed at times; when diplomacy fails. War can only go so far though, and when both sides have taken casualties beyond what they had intended, the stakes are raised.
The war we are about to go into happened a long time ago and it almost brought both of the species to extinction. The year is thirteen twenty-four; the location is unknown to today.
What we know from this war has been presented
HatchdayHatchdayHatchday1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
*BEEEEEEEP* "You have got to be kidding me they set an alarm today of all days?" I mumbled still half asleep on the old green couch in my father's living room.
There went my plan for sleeping all day but they were going to have to deal with Mr. Grumpy-Dragon all day now. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" screamed my little eight year old brother.
My ear fin twitched in pain from the sudden loud noise and I rolled over throwing the pillow over my head. Why did they say it was my birthday anyways? They should now us dragons are hatched not birthed like humans its hatchday to me. I settled in my new position and attempted to go back to sleep.
This plan however was foiled as my little brother's friend got up and screamed with him "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
"Oh god no it begins can't I just sleep through this day?" I moaned
They giggled as my little brother played with my tail and jerked on it trying to get me out of bed. I had to get these kids off of me and I had a
here be dragons: TFDragon TF ( part one of a bunch of stories)here be dragons: TF3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was like any day in school. As usual, I had not been able to wake up, and had to rush to school. After the first lecture of the day, I heard my stomach grumble. I had been in such a rush that I had forgotten to have breakfast! So, I headed down to the canteen and bought a plate of chicken rice and was about to buy a can of coffee, only to find, to my dismay that I did not have any money left. Instead, I had to settle for a cup of fruit punch, which was about half the price.
I quickly gobbled down the food, and drank the punch. It tasted weird. My stomach would probably give me trouble over that later. Today was going to be a bad day
And indeed it was. Throughout the entire day, my insides felt as if they were sloshing about. Little did I know that they really were doing just that. I was unable to concentrate during my tutorials and was scolded several times by the teacher.
After school, I quickly made my way to the train station. I w
Physical Training"Class, give me one round around the track, then thirty pushups, dips and crunches. That's considered one set. I want you all to do three sets. Go, now!"Physical Training2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I groaned, as my classmates and I started running. It was only the first week of school, yet the PE department had already gone all out with its physical training programme. As we ran along the track, several of us began to complain about the programme. Obviously, no one had worked out during the holidays. To add to our misery, the track was wet, and the water was constantly splashing onto our legs and shoes, making the running experience worse.
After three rounds around of the track, ninety pushups, dips and crunches later, we dragged ourselves back to class, retrieved our bags and left school, as PE was our last lesson of the day. I knew for sure that my body would be aching for the rest of the week.
--The next day---
As usual, my alarm sounded at six in the morning, and I dragged myself out of bed, and changed into my uniform. I be
Hatching LoveThe sun glared down at me as Granice, a dark blue dragoness, dragged me by my paw down the street. "Seriously Granice... why do we have to go to the park today?" I whinned and she looked back at me with a smile prominent on her muzzle.Hatching Love1 year ago in Settings More Like This
My heart melted instantly when she looked at me like that. Her eyes held that wonderful sparkle, her teeth gleamed, and the love that radiated from her was more than magical. "Its for a special occasion Drackon... trust me you are going to like it."
"Fine... what is this surprise though? You have me on edge... STEAKHOUSE NIGHT!?!" I exclaimed, my stomach grumbled his agreement with me.
Unfortunately Granice shook her head and replied, "Its even better... life changing moment ahead, so be happy."
I nodded to show I understood and put a forced grin on my face. Suddenly we stopped by an icecream shop and Granice looked at me. "Can we get something to eat... I am starving." She put a paw to her stomach and held it there.
Shrugging I pulled out my wallet from
The Dragon Lover Part 1The Dragon LoverThe Dragon Lover Part 12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Seth woke up to bright sunshine filtering down through his window and the chirping of the birds. Rubbing his brown eyes Seth got out of bed and looked around his room. Seth loved the way his room was always tidy. The way his brown computer desk was lined with books that were all alphabetically ordered made him happy knowing he would never loose anything.
Then Seth turned and looked at his walls they were the only things in his room that weren't neat. Posters covered the walls from base board to ceiling but not any old posters they were posters of dragons. Only Seth knew about his love for dragons and he intended to keep it a secret from everyone.
There was on wall that had one poster on it, it was of a red anthro dragon with the same color of eyes as Seth. It stood on its hind legs like a person and it had its arms crossed with a smirk on its face. This poster was Seth's favorite, every time Seth was around the poster he felt like it was connected to him.
The dragon reportIt was a clear day, not a cloud in the sky, a normal person would feel great in this kind of weather, unfortunately i'm not a normal personThe dragon report4 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"if a nearby Psychic is reading my thoughts at the current moment, then allow me to explain why im here".
"my name is Edge, Edge Acein to be exact, i know kinda weird name, but i like it, im 17 years old, anyway where was I" i asked myself in confusion.
"oh yeah now i remember, the reason im here is because i have to do a report, and believe it or not i chose to investigate dragons" i sighed
"the thing is i was hopeing to just get all the info i needed on the internet, then spend the rest of my summer sleeping, but..." i sighed louder then befor
"all i could find was strange sightings, and bunch of other stuff and it all happened around a nearby mountain, it doesnt take a genuis to put two and two together, and come up with results that the dragons must live in that mountain".
"i wanted to sleep in my comfy bed for days on end, trust me, one time s
Dragon tfNote: this is my first tf story, so cut me some slack!Dragon tf4 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Sabrina was a good-looking girl, and had just turned eighteen. She had long, flowing blonde hair, tan skin, and the perfect face. She was the girl that liked to hang out with a little bit of everybody. She hung out with preps, jocks, Goths, stoners, musicians, and you get the idea.
One day, there was a new kid in school. She was determined to befriend him, since nobody likes moving to a new school in the middle of senior year, and she went up to him.
Hi! Youre a new kid, right? without waiting for him to answer, she went on, My name is Sabrina, and I thought you looked a little lonely over here all by yourself. She gave him the warmest smile she could muster up, and waited for him to reply.
During all of this, he simply had his head lying across his forearms, with his hood covering the rest of his head. He looked up at what he took as a prep, and just put his head back down. He sighed, and lifted his h
A Dragon Impulse Part Six A Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part Six2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Time was never on my side and I thought that was bad enough. No it wasn't; because now I had to find a way to save myself or face life as a dragon. One week to reverse the dragon's "impulse"; the "impulse" was apparently reverting me to my "true" state.
I wasn't buying it . I am HUMAN and nothing will ever change
Act the part"What?... Fever So you cannot come?...Ok . Wait, then who'll play the dragon?" Then, Hao Jie put down the phone, and looked at me. "Keane, you like dragons right? Here's your chance to be one. Darrel has a fever, and can't come. I need you to take his place."Act the part2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hao Jie, I'm the Logistics committee chief, I work behind the scenes, and I'm no actor! Get someone else!" I exclaimed, trying to hammer into the event organiser's thick skull that I had no intension to go on stage. He had spent the past week pestering me to take up a role in the play, as he believed the rumours that said that I was a good actor. The only reason why I let him continue was because both of us were good friends, and I didn't want to damage our friendship over such a petty matter.
"Come on la, Keane, No one will be able to see your face! You'll be in the costume anyway, so for that matter, no one will be able see any part of you for that matter!" He seemed equally exasperated.
"Uncle ah, wheneve
GioSpy Req -dragon tf-GioSpy RequestGioSpy Req -dragon tf-2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He stared at the paper in disbelief, his cold blue eyes scanning it over, looking for where he had went wrong. He grimaced slightly, then changed his expression back to neutral, looking up at his English teacher who was sitting at a large brown desk, writing on something with a bright red pen.
The class bell rang, and students shouted with excitement, milling around him and exiting the classroom. He stayed seated, until only he and the teacher were left in the room.
He stood up and threw his bag over his shoulders, grunting slightly at the weight of text books and homework inside of it. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary though. He walked over to the teacher's desk and stopped, staring at the teacher.
The teacher slowly looked up, his expression changing to a weak, utterly fake smile.
"Sam. What's up?"
He decided to be frank. "Why did I get a 55 on this paper?" He dropped the paper on the desk, with a bit too much force, betraying his frustration.
Dragons ApprenticePart 1: The beginningDragons Apprentice2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
May 13, 1639. Friday the thirteenth.
Heavy dark storm clouds darkened the skies. The city of Paris was quietly nestled beneath the weighted skies, but it was all but quiet.
Footsteps echoed in the narrow alleys near the Seine River. A figure, dressed in a cloak, was running at full steam. Rain started to come down in curtains but that didn't stop the runner. In the distance behind him, an orange glow was visible. Torches, held high in anger, fear and rebellion created the glow. It was a force out to hunt down the man who was running through the alleys.
The hooded figure's name was Jean Meraux. He stopped to catch a breath. He was in his late forties. He bore a full beard and had a scroll in one hand while a knife was nestled in the other. His breath was visible in the cold night air. He, however, knew he couldn't stay there forever as the force that chased him gained ground every second he stood still.
He started to walk forward again before he paused, taking out
Half-Dragon Solis, Chapter 1Chapter One - Crazy or Half-Dragon?Half-Dragon Solis, Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Right from the first day, being part dragon had never been pleasant. Oh, sure, it might seem like some fantasy geek's dream come true, but take it from me, the whole thing is much closer to a nightmare.
Let's see if I can explain this.
Friday night I was a regular, slightly pudgy guy, and by Saturday, I looked like a giant lizard on steroids. You know what? I hate scales. I hate them. They rub against each other all the time, whenever you move; it's almost like wearing chain mail. Except it's attached to your skin.
Oh, and then there was the actual dragon I'd merged with, who had a nasty habit of arguing with me inside my head.
This is a ridiculous mode of transportation was his current complaint, as I rode my bike down the street. Thankfully, being half dragon comes two-for-one with basic shapeshifting abilities, so I was able to revert mostly back to human form when I wanted. The bad news: I still had two plates of ar