Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 2
When you woke up that morning, you noticed the castle noises below you were significantly livelier. Maids were scampering to keep the roof clean of as much snow as possible, and the numbers of soldiers increased for the case of an emergency. As you remembered from the night before, a handful of nobles from the neighboring castles had taken a quick voyage to witness the magnificent sight: a dragon being sacrificed.
The three days was up, and in that time, the winter only grew worse. A blizzard was now considered part of a normal day. Only the hardiest of animals could survive in such a brittle environment.
What disturbed you most of all wasn't knowing whether or not the sacrifice would actually work or not; it was whether or not you would have a job after all of this. Surely with there being only one dragon left in the world, it would have died of loneliness, and if there were no dragons, there wouldn't be a need for a dragonkeeper. Still, there was little you could do to pr
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 3Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is insane. I don't even know why I'm agreeing to do this.
"You're the one who insisted that my brother travel with at least the minimal garments," Emil reminded you. That was something you couldn't ignore: no matter what you were thinking, the dragon's soul could hear your thoughts, too; it was also how he communicated with you.
Nevertheless, you couldn't travel with someone—regardless of how handsome he was—knowing he was going to be walking around buck naked in the cursed snowstorm. Since you needed all of the clothes you had on your body, you had refused to lend Lukas any of yours. As a result, Lukas had told you that if you really wanted him to wear human clothing, you would have to find it yourself, and that meant going all the way back to the castle town to find some. Unfortunately, since your escape had gone so abruptly, you didn't have any money on you. Those without money either had to resort to begging or stealing, and you didn't hav
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 5Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As expected, Lukas had woken up long before you did and caught breakfast. Today, breakfast consisted of yet another rabbit and a small bird whose species was beyond recognition thanks to having its feathers plucked and its skin already roasted.
"Lukas, you've always eaten in front of me as a dragon. Why are you having problems eating right now?" you asked.
The dragon rolled his sapphire eyes as though you had asked that question a thousand times over.
"I don't find it comfortable eating as a human," he confessed. "Besides, with the way I normally eat added with the things I eat, I would think you would find it unappealing to watch."
At least he has that consideration, you thought as you took your first bite of the bird.
While you were eating, Lukas looked over his shoulder.
"At this pace, we should be able to see the mountain in two days' time," he said. "From there, I don't think climbing the mountain will be possible so we'll have to fly." Then, he returned his att
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 4Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Perhaps when you had been the dragons' keeper, it wasn't that you couldn't understand them before becoming Emil's vessel; it might have been that they had never bothered to talk at all. If that assumption couldn't have been proven true in the past, it was certainly starting to become valid at the given moment.
After stealing some clothes for Lukas, the two of you hadn't exchanged a single word since. You didn't even bother asking the dragon to slow down because you had a feeling he would only sneer and throw back some insolent remark about how weak you were as a human.
During the short time you had travelled with Lukas—and it hadn't even been a full day yet—you were constantly wondering how you were going to survive until you actually reached Eldur Mountain. Back at the castle, you and the dragons had been provided with food and shelter. Out here in the lawless wilderness, the blizzard raged on fiercer than you had ever seen. At the castle, you had the fortune of sleeping r
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 6Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sleeping on Lukas' back while he was a dragon was much more comforting than having to walk on foot. In fact, it was almost like your relationship completely changed when he became a dragon: you didn't have to struggle to catch up to him because you were always with him, and he never talked ill of you because there was no need to talk in the middle of the night.
Eventually, after a few more days of travelling, the two of you—plus Emil's soul—reached the edge of the Bone Forest. You could understand why they gave the place such a name: the trees were bare and stuck out of the ground like skeletal hands reaching out to grab unsuspecting victims, no wind howled through the thickets, and the little snow that fell through the bony branches carried a strange black color of dust making the floor around the forest dark and eerie.
"It would have been easier if my brother had chosen someone who knew a thing or two about defending herself," Lukas commented. "It looks like I'm going to
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 10Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With the Blade of the Ruby Seas accompanying you on your journey, there was never a quiet moment that lasted more than an entire minute. The lively, talkative dragon always had something to say even if it didn’t prove to be the slightest bit insightful. Then again, perhaps it was because he had a short attention span and couldn’t keep track of one thing or another. You could only imagine how he would act if he had been an actual dragon.
“…And then I walloped those groups of bandits with my bare hands and nothing more than my brilliant mind and superior strength!” Mathias beamed after telling you story of how he fended off a group of bandits from a helpless traveller.
“The last time you told me that story, you said it was Mathias as in your vessel—not Mathias as in you—who drove the bandits away,” Lukas piped up after trying to keep quiet for as long as he could. “Not only that, but you said you used a smal
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 13Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 133 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames turned around and looked at the two of you on his back.
“I can imagine carrying one of you, but two is a different story,” he snorted.
“What’s wrong with ___________ being carried on your back?” Mathias asked.
You frowned. “I think he was talking about you, Mathias, not me. I’m the one carrying Emil’s soul, remember?”
“Oh yeah,” Mathias said like the thought had completely escaped his mind. From the little time you had spent with him, you knew that forgetting would have been a complete possibility.
“What do you accomplish by returning to Eldur Mountain?” Lukas jumped in. “You know there could be dragons up there that won’t accept the fact that you aren’t able to return to your true form. They won’t be as lenient as I am.”
“I know, but maybe there’s something up there that can help me with my problem. You kno
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 14Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 143 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“What are you talking about?”
“No…” Lukas said softly at first. Then, his voice grew louder until you could clearly hear his voice escalating into a roar. “No, no, no! This wasn’t supposed to happen! Of all the people this could have happened to!”
“L-Lukas, what’s wrong?” you stammered trembling in place. Perhaps Emil was wrong about his brother not killing you after his soul parted from your heart.
Mathias looked down and made a strange grimace. It was an expression you had never expected to see on his face.
“Uh, look, I don’t know how to tell you this,” he began, “but you might be a rare form of Dragonheart.”
It took a while for your brain to process the dragon’s words before making a reaction.
“How could this happen?!” Lukas growled. “My brother doesn’t even have any powers, and on top of that, it means he’s boun
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 8Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Eldur Mountain was quite the sight to behold. While Lukas had claimed that your destination would have been sighted within only two days of travelling, the thick wind and snow had obscured your vision to only a few meters in front of you. Now, after many days of travelling and trudging through the snow with netiss fat still stuck to your cloak and hair, the mountain was poking up from beyond the treetops at a grand distance.
Beyond the bowled valley of trees melding into the rocky terrain, an ominous peak lay rising above the clouds buried away from the snow. It was much closer than you had expected since you hadn't been able to see it as early as Lukas had predicted. Still, there was the problem of how you were going to go about scaling the mountain without Lukas' wings.
"Hey, Lukas, you said we were going to have to fly to Eldur Mountain eventually, right?" you asked while the two of you were taking a rest per your request.
Lukas remained silent. You rolled your eyes.
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 15Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 153 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lukas was the first one to speak up.
“That couldn’t be…” he whispered. “There were so many of us. I know the humans have said that my brother and I were the only dragons left in the world, but only five of us…How is that possible?”
“There were many reasons,” Berwald said, “but I think you know which ones were the biggest.” That being said, he looked over to Mathias who was still on his friend’s back.
“I don’t understand,” Lukas growled. “Why would they choose being a human over staying as a dragon?”
Berwald shrugged. “It’s just their choice. Maybe they had an awakening moment and decided being human was better. That or they just forgot somewhere along the way.”
Mathias jumped in. “What about Peter? He was so young. He has to still be around.”
The golden dragon shook his head sadly. “The hunters got to him nearly forty years ago.”
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 16Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 163 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When you opened your eyes, it was already dark. You must’ve blacked out when Emil threw you.
“Emil!” you cried and shot up out of the water. Immediately, you stood up to start your search for the dragon, but a chill wind blew through your wet clothes freezing you to the bone.
“G-Gr-Great-t-t…” you shivered and sank back into the water. Now you knew why the servants back at the castle always said the nobles took a long time in the baths—it was too cold to want to come out, but you knew you had to get out eventually. Then again, how far would you make it with your messed up ankle?
Suddenly, a different wind blew at you but from above. When you looked up, you could distinctly see the shape of a blue dragon gliding down towards you. It must’ve been Lukas. He was going to be furious with you.
“Lukas!” you shouted and waved a hand to signal the dragon over. Soon enough, he spotted you from above and
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 18Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 183 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Just as I thought.”
When Lukas touched the force field, unlike the times before when he had crashed into the invisible barrier, his hand went right through the surface. When you were looking at it up close, you noticed the force field wasn’t exactly invisible, rather it had been under the visible protection of the harsh winds and snow. From such a close distance, you were able to see that there was something of a color-changing film of faded purple and blue swirls dancing on the surface like a soap bubble.
“Whoever set this up doesn’t want dragons going in,” Lukas deduced after walking a few steps away from where he had placed you down.
“Would that mean it could also hold them in?” you asked wondering if when you managed to retrieve Emil, there would be a need to turn into dragons.
“That’s not entirely out of the question,” Lukas replied.
“Hey, maybe this thing is the reason I can’t sense Emil
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 20Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 203 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A lungful of air whooshed out of your mouth condensing into icy wisps floating on the cold air. You breathed in again. Out. In. Silence. Listening.
Your eye twitched.
“Where are you?”
“And my brother?"
He’s here. Just hang on. We’re coming, Emil.
“I’ll be waiting.”
When you opened your eyes again, you saw that the temperature dramatically decreased, and the winds began to cut through your clothes. Lukas was waiting for you staring at you the entire time.
“Well?” he spoke up. “Did you reach him?”
You nodded. “I was able to speak to him for a little bit, but it didn’t last for very long.”
“Did you learn anything?”
You frowned and shook your head. “I lost him before I could ask. I told him that you’re with me, though.
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 17Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 173 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What had been going through Berwald's head when he had made you go with Lukas all on your own? It was bad enough that the two of you got off on a terrible start when Emil was inside your heart. Now that the dragon had been captured at the cost of a few mistakes—though you couldn’t be entirely sure if it was completely your fault—the line between your relationship was holding together by a micro-sized thin spider web ready to break at the right breath of the wind—or the wrong words.
Still, if Berwald had intended for your trip to only consist of you and Lukas, then it couldn’t hurt to try to patch any holes that might have shattered in your bonding—not that there was much of a bond to begin with. In that case, you would have to build it up even stronger than before. Whether he liked it or not, you were going to have to earn Lukas’ trust if you were going to successfully pull off a rescue mission for Emil. You first decided to try it
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 7Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit!
"…Well this is certainly unexpected," Lukas said pushing you back even further as the enormous monster continued to glow.
Think of an eggplant—an oversized, glowing, wriggling, slimy, toothy, tentacle-infested eggplant. Add the element of obscene disgust, throw in a little nauseating scents in the mix, and sprinkle a dash of bubbling noises, and the perfect formula of a formidable and grotesque abomination of a monster is created.
"It's a netiss," Lukas groaned.
"A n-netiss?" you repeated in a shaky voice.
The dragon sighed. "Before you ask, all you need to be wary of is that once you're ensnared, you don't want to be caught getting close to its mouth." Then he elbowed you in the gut.
"Don't just stand there, you dumb goat! Run!"
Upon hearing that (rather unnecessarily insulting) command, you began to bolt, your feet losing some traction against the bones rolling on the cold forest floor. Apparently Lukas
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 22Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 223 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Lukas!” you cried.
First Emil, now his brother. You didn’t know what Yao was planning to do with him, but you knew that you couldn’t survive and rescue Emil on your own. Without a moment to lose, you reached for the bowl you had used to scoop the snow into the pot and raised it into the air to strike the businessman.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you,” a calm voice said from behind. Suddenly, your arms couldn’t move anymore, and your wrists were held fast by a pair of hands.
“Let go!” you growled and brought your foot back to kick the person restraining you, but your clumsy footing only made you slip and nearly fall onto the snow if it wasn’t for the person holding you back.
“Cheng, do you think you can hold her still while I check to see if he’s really a dragon?” Yao calmly said.
“Of course,” the person behind you replied. If his name was Cheng, then he had to be the tallest o
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 19Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 193 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There was still the debate of whether or not keeping your mouth shut was a good thing or not spinning inside your head.
There’s no way Lukas was really telling the truth when he said something like that, you thought to yourself. He’s got it all wrong, and besides, he’s a dragon. He couldn’t possibly know the significance of kissing another person—and a human at that.
You groaned and shuffled around in your spot. It had been an extremely long day. Lukas had said you would need all the rest you could get because there was no telling when you would be able to stop and take a break again. However, no matter how hard you shut your eyes, or how many imagined dragons you had counted flying overhead, or how often you shifted into a different sleeping position, you couldn’t bring yourself to fall asleep.
By the gods of Eliatha, I can’t sleep! you miserably thought. Ever since that little incidence that evening, it had b
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 34Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 343 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everything between the time you had blacked out and the time you woke up in a cold, dark room was a blur. You couldn’t remember what you were supposed to be doing or why you were even here in the first place. Why hadn’t you just stayed behind that day back at the castle and slept in? It would have been much better than having to feed the dragons their daily helpings of food and clean up after them. The smaller one wouldn’t have grown attached to you, and the larger one wouldn’t have…
You buried your face into your hands.
The dragon you had journeyed with so far up until now was really gone. There wasn’t even any climatic suspense leading up to his ultimate demise; it just happened like that. In a blink of an eye, he had left you behind to wherever it is dragons go to when they die. You had never bothered to ask. There had been many questions you had wanted to ask him. Now, you’d never get the chance aga
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 27Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 273 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“I didn’t even know they still existed…” Lukas breathed. That’s when he looked over to where you and Mathias had fallen across the river and saw your bleeding temple.
“Mathias, get her out of here!” he barked to the Blade of the Ruby Seas.
Mathias didn’t need to be told twice. Whatever that thing was, it didn’t look like the dragons were capable of fighting such a large creature while the force field was still up. Still…
How is that thing able to stay in that form if he’s a dragon? you wondered. Shouldn't the force field prevent him from coming inside?
“____________, we have to get off the ice,” Mathias told you and picked you up from your hand. While you knew you needed to get off the ice as soon as possible, doing so proved to be harder than expected. In your state of panic, keeping your footing with such a lack of friction was nearly impossible.
“Mathias!” you squea
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 24Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 243 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Now this was just fantastic. Like a whimsical shooting star flying over yonder and dropping an unexpected guest onto your doorstep—or your rooftop—Mathias was as physically present as he could get. His sudden unannounced drop in had generated quite a bit of excitement in the darkening snowstorm.
“What the—Who in the world is that?” you heard one of the merchants ask from a good distance away from the dragon’s impact point.
“Uh oh,” you gulped and tried to leap off the caravan only to remember that your limbs were still shackled to the wall.
“Well, it’s good to see you’re up and kicking, Lukas, and I see __________’s here, too,” Mathias said rather calmly. “It looks like you two are in a jam.”
“Did it honestly take you that long to figure that out?” Lukas hissed. “And do you mind? You’re heavy!”
“Ah, sorry about that,” the wild-haired dragon
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 28Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 283 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You two are very lucky to be alive,” the Eye of the Topaz Blizzard, or “Tino” as he allowed you to call him, said.
“Believe me, we’ve had too many encounter’s with Death’s door,” Lukas groaned.
Berwald—the Golden Sentinel did not seem to mind that you called him by his human name, either—had offered to carry Lukas on his back.
“How did you know where we were?” you asked them still amazed at seeing the other two dragons out of their element.
“After Mathias told us you two were captured, he directed me over here,” Tino explained. “However, since we found out there was a force field surrounding this area all too quickly, I thought it would be wise to get the Golden Sentinel to come along and inspect this place.”
“Finding you was luck,” Berwald added. “Though the Eye of the Topaz Blizzard did manage to see you flying through the air outside of the for
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 9Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
If Emil could hear your thoughts and see what you saw, would that mean that he could also…?
You didn’t want to think about it. Just the thought of thinking that was more than embarrassing on your part. Emil had promised that he wouldn’t look, but you couldn’t be sure that a dragon’s soul could just close its eyes if it didn’t have any. Still, it wasn’t as hard to bathe as you thought it would be. There was no need for Lukas to make such a fuss over you.
“He’s just worried you might miss something and get his shiny scales all dirty again,” Emil explained. “My brother may have some strange methods, but he means well.”
“I certainly hope he does,” you grumbled aloud. “And what’s up with the other dragon, anyway? Why is he so…?”
“Different?” Emil guessed.
“Mathias—he prefers it if we address him with his
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ FillerDragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ Filler3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“___________, did you know in the nature of dragons, there does exist an act of courtship?” Emil brought up one day while on a typical day of travelling.
Really? I thought you dragons weren’t into stuff like love, you responded.
“While we may not start out knowing what love is, such an element isn’t necessary when it comes to reproduction,” Emil responded. “You don’t really think mere pests such as mice think about love when it comes to bearing young, do you?”
You made a face. Hmm. You have a point there. Well, know that you’ve piqued my curiosity, what’s the courtship process like?
“As you know,” Emil began to explain, “dragons are prideful creatures. It is actually the males and females who go about conducting in their own practices to finding out who is the best partner suitable for mating together. The males fight amongst each other, and the fema
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 30Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
While you refilled your once empty stomach with some roasted birds Mathias had caught (“Just call me a hunting expert!” he had said), the dragons took the liberty of catching up with what had happened in the time they had been separated.
“I was right about you bringing bad luck wherever you go,” Lukas snorted, giving you an icy glare. By now, you had gotten so used to it (or perhaps you were just too hungry to care) that it didn’t even bother you.
“Finding a lockpick was easier than expected,” Berwald said.
“Wouldn’t finding a lockpick mean you’d have to know where humans would be keeping one?” Mathias asked. He, too, was eating a thoroughly cooked bird alongside you. Lukas was sitting on your other side with Tino and Berwald sitting across from you in their human forms.
Berwald’s human form was rather intimidating when you first saw it. At the time when you first met up with him and Lukas, you had bee
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 35Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 353 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lukas was still at the spot where you had left him. There was no turning back after everything he had done for you even if you hadn't realized it until it was too late.
Now that you were able to see, you were able to get a grasp of what exactly this place was. In short, it was both a garbage heap and a graveyard for whatever the people above didn’t want to deal with. The clacking sounds you had heard earlier had been the bones of small animals, unfortunate humans, and even a few strange skeletal structures you did not fully recognize.
Thanks to the Sapphire Flames, as you so called them in tribute to Lukas’ formal title, the nightcrawlers and bloodsnares had steered clear of your path. You could occasionally hear them chattering in the darkness, but for the most part, they remained unseen.
With the flames of the world now residing safely in your heart, you had one final task to take care of: find Emil and if possible, rescue him.
You had tried reaching Emil a f