Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 41
From afar, the dragon hunters’ fortress looked nothing more than a humble shadow of a mountain with smoke rising from its high peaks. Now, however, the sheer size of the building was more intimidating than you had imagined. The sky was pitch black even though only a few minutes ago, the sky had been a bright white from the sun shining past the snowy clouds. Black and dark purple ashes were scattered everywhere, and a sickly sweet smelled filled the air as you and Emil approached the side entrance to the fortress.
“I don’t like this place,” you whispered to your dragon as you clung onto his blanket like a guiding rope.
“I don’t like it either, ___________,” Emil replied in the same volume of your voice. “I can sense a great amount of negative energy coming from inside this place. We’re going to have to be very careful.”
“I understand,” you said.
“__________, remember what I said about me not being
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A low gurgling noise began to sound out from your stomach. Embarrassed, you clutched onto your abdomen hoping Emil wouldn’t be able to hear the noise. Unfortunately, your dragon slowed his pacing down and turned in your direction.
“___________, are you hungry?” he asked.
You shook your head. “No, no, not at all,” you replied remembering the trouble you had caused the last time you had said you were hungry.
Emil blinked. “Are you sure? If you aren’t feeling completely rejuvenated, we can always take a rest.”
“No!” you protested. “Lukas’ life remains in our hands! We can’t stop just because one of us is feeling hungry!”
“If you insist…” the dragon mumbled looking unconvinced. “On another note, we’re almost there. He pointed to the horizon. “You see that small line of smoke coming out from the forest line?”
“Uh-huh,” you nodded.
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“I have to thank you for your courage and determination, Dragonheart,” Emil’s body spoke. Gone was the lovely silvery shimmer of his white hair; his eyes and face were beyond recognition with nothing but darkness clambering over a hazy, writhing shadow. His voice had been altered to a point where you could not fathom that speaking to him had once offered you comfort and solace in a place where you would have otherwise gone mad. Then again, if there was a proper time to be going mad, now was the time.
The shadow had a large sweeping tongue that slithered over its enormous mouth lines to clean up any excess blood it might have failed to pick up. Lukas’ heart was gone. There was no hope now. The flames of the world were consumed along with your friend’s soul.
“Lukas, Emil…” you sobbed. “Forgive me…”
The shadow bent its formless shape towards you.
“Why should they forgive you?” it his
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“Did you really have to insist on bringing that thing with you?” Emil asked with a disgruntled expression toying on his face. From the look of disturbance in his eyes, you assumed he would be on the verge of either forcing you to leaving it behind or throwing up altogether. You couldn’t blame him, though. They were his brother’s eyes.
“I’m not going to let some sick person take these away from me,” you frowned. “Could you imagine what they’d do with things as precious as these?”
“Uh…” Emil turned away. Without permission, you volunteered to list off a couple of reasons.
“They could put them up for display in a window or boil them for a witch stew! Or worst of all! They can even preserve them and wear them around their ears like earrings!”
“What sort of twisted reasons…? ___________, why in Eliatha would anyone want to do that with eyeballs?”
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Regardless of how preposterous it sounded, you had a feeling that you weren’t the only one who was thoroughly confused. All you could do was give a blank stare to Emil as he waited for you to say something. A question was a good start. A projection of your thoughts was good, too.
“I don’t understand,” you said.
Emil sighed and closed his eyes. It would have appeared that he had expected you to have a lack of knowledge—especially given that you tended to be slow during the course of your journey.
“I thought you would say something along those lines, ___________,” he said. He ran his hand through his soft white silvery hair. “I don’t know what my brother was thinking about before he died. That would mean that the flames are somewhere else.”
“B-But…!” you broke in. “If I don’t have the flames, then where did the light come from? How did I get so strong, and how was I able to heal my ank
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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
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“Funny…” Emil coughed. “It hurts more than I remembered…”
“No!” you wailed. “No, no, no, no no! Emil, don’t do this to me! What about all the things we were going to do when this was over?!”
“It—” Emil sputtered. A few specks of purple blood scattered onto your face. “It is over, _____________. The shadow is gone.”
You frantically shook your head back and forth. “No, it’s not. Emil, it’s not…We’ll take you home. We’ll get out of this alive together. We’ll…we’ll make it!”
A gentle hand reached out and touched your cheek. You took and it pressed it against your face with tears pouring down your cheeks in a flood. Emil was dying.
“____________, I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough for you,” Emil whispered in a hoarse voice. “I’m sorry I couldn’
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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
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“Hey, I’ve been wondering this for some time, you two, but how does a dragon get his—or I guess her—title?” you asked while walking along the bank of the river.
You had been walking for a short time after you had begun to feel negative emotions heading downstream of the river. That was a good sign since that meant you wouldn’t have to worry about running into Yao or his family members any time soon.
“You really want to know something like that?” he unenthusiastically asked.
Being used to his normally cold demeanor, you timidly fumbled your hands around in a nervous tangle and looked down at the ground.
“I was hoping if I asked enough times—that is, if we travelled for this long—you would finally tell me sooner or later,” you bashfully admitted.
“I told you before, hu—” Lukas caught himself when Mathias raised his eyebrows. He groaned and tried again.
“I told you be
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No…No, no, no…This isn’t happening. Lukas was just about to tell me something. He was going to say why he wished he wouldn’t have…wouldn’t have…
“Wouldn’t have what?” you murmured.
You swallowed and shook Lukas’ shoulder.
“Lukas…?” you whispered. “Hey, Lukas, say something. Lukas…?”
The dragon’s angelic face was wrought with pain and terror. His sapphire blue eyes were wide open like orbs ready to be gouged out. Occasionally, his chest arched out to the sky in a spasm, his throat filling with blood. The arrow must have pierced into one of his arteries. This wasn’t good.
Your eyes were getting hot.
No. Not like this. Not after everything we’ve been through…
“Lukas, get up!” you demanded. The light was fading from his eyes. His rapid breathing was coming to a stop. A gurgling pool of blood
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At first, all you could do was stand there with your mouth wide open.
“What…? Wait—What?! How could—Ow! Why’d you hit me?”
Lukas didn’t even look sorry. “I had hoped you would have made the connection between the flame bearers and my title, but I guess once you’re a stupid human, you’re always a stupid human.”
“H-Hey, that doesn’t mean you had to hit me! What if you broke my head?”
“It’s already broken!”
“Manners are the last thing on my mind!”
“Well, if you’re the one carrying the flames, why don’t you just try giving them to me since you hate me so much?!”
“Because we still haven’t found my brother, and because—” Lukas cursed and spat like an angry cat. The entire time he was throwing his fit, he had refused to look
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“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
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Sure enough, in accordance to Emil’s instructions, you did manage to find a small trapdoor tucked at the far end of the room. You were completely exhausted having walked for so long over bones and other unspeakable things to the point where you couldn't even talk aloud anymore. All of your thoughts revolved around wondering what might have gone wrong with Emil since the last time you had spoken to him. There were at least a hundred possibilities with each guess getting more farfetched than the last.
However, as much as you thought about what had happened to Emil, the dragon had never bothered to respond to any of these thoughts. Somewhere after the fortieth guess, you assumed that he must have broken away from your thoughts just like you could with other dragons.
Upon coming to the trapdoor, the first thing that instantly came to your mind was the fact that it was completely locked with a large padlock. Who in Eliatha would have had the brains to lock the place from
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“I promised to tell you a story a long time ago, didn’t I?”
Bemused, you stared into the Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames’ eyes.
“How unlike you to bring me up from your past,” you chuckled.
As this wasn’t exactly Tino or Berwald’s journey, the other dragons had offered to stay behind with Mathias. Everyone had decided that you and Lukas should finish looking for Emil together. At long last, the two of you were back to travelling alone. In the time that you had been walking, your travelling companion hadn’t said anything until now.
“You've long asked about my title,” Lukas said.
"Yeah, I have,” you smiled.
The dragon snorted. “It seems so long ago that we started out for Eldur Mountain together.”
“Mm-hmm,” you agreed pressing your lips together.
“Would you like to hear one?” Lukas asked.
“Why would you ask me something like that all of a sudden?”
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“___________, 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
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“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
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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
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Nothing. Absolutely nothing. You tried again and again hoping there would be a chance to reach out to the Wings of the Opal Skies, but your mind was as jumbled as you had left it a mere few minutes ago.
Could Lukas hear you, you wondered? If he could, then his mind was most likely on the brink of shattering at this very moment. You would have gone outside to check on the dragon—if your ankles weren't shackled to the edge of the caravan walls, that is.
“_____________, is everything alright?” you heard a voice suddenly speak up making you jump in surprise.
“Holy—!” you gasped and held yourself back when you realized who it was. “M-Mei, it’s only you…!”
The only female member of the travelling caravan had a look of genuine worry on her gentle face.
“We heard you screaming something from outside so I came over to see if there was something wrong,” she explained looking around to see if
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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.”
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“Two times can be considered a coincidence, but three times!” the businessman laughed. “It must be fate!”
Your eyes automatically moved towards Lukas. This guy just happened to be everywhere you didn’t expect. First the Bone Forest, then the town, now here beyond the force field?
“What are you doing here?” Lukas spoke up before you could open your mouth and ask the same question.
“Travelling back home,” the businessman said. “Beyond this place is the mountain pass that leads to the far east. I’ve had my share of travelling through Eliatha. We all could use a good home-cooked meal back home.”
The rest of his crew nodded in unison.
You furrowed your eyebrows. “If I may ask, what’s with the masks?”
“That’s to protect our faces from the ice,” the businessman explained. “Oh, that’s right, back when we at the Bone Forest, there wasn’t any snow, and
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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“Ngh! Don’t put it there!”
“S-Sorry…This is my first time…”
“Well, then don’t do it so hard!”
“…Does it really hurt?”
“What do you think?”
“I’m sorry. I’ll be more gentler this time.”
“Idiot…I was wrong to assume that just because you were a girl, you would already know how to do this.”
“I didn’t have anyone to show me! Now stay still so I can try again.”
“You two need to get a room.”
“Be quiet, Mathias! It’s embarrassing enough with you just standing there.”
“What, would you like me to show you how it’s done?”
“I can do it.”
“But it’s out of the hole.”
“Is that what it’s called?”
“Well, that’s what it looks like. Here, let me help you get it back in.”
“This is a waste of time…”