Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ Final
~Chapter 45~ Final
“My tears!” you shouted at the top of your lungs when Mathias handed over his cape to your dragon and you gave his brother one of your layers.
“All those hours I spent mourning for you! All of those tears wept and swollen eyes and fits of hiccups! Give them back! I almost went mad, damn you! Give them all back, I said!”
Emil blushed and shied away behind his cape. Lukas, on the other hand, stepped in front of his little brother to defend the both of them from your onslaught of meanderings and punches.
“_____________, you have to understand that if my brother’s body didn’t expire—Hey! Stop that! I mean it! Don’t make me do something drastic!”
“You’re the worst!” you screeched and continued to pummel the How-Dare-He-Lie-To-You Sucker Dragon Dung Fish-Face over and over again. All the while, the other dragons were watching in mild amusement.
Emil tried to step in and hold you back.
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After some gliding on the ice and trying to endure the sharp winds blowing through the narrow cliffs, you finally found Mathias and Lukas exhausted, but very much alive sitting along an open river bank where the water had grown shallow enough for them to come up to the surface as seen by a recently shattered area of ice.
“Lukas! Mathias!” you breathed in relief and pushed your arms faster than before eager to meet up with them again.
When you got to the edge of the frozen river, you were more than happy to get off of your stomach and onto your feet again. All the while as you were trudging through the gathering snow, Lukas and Mathias barely opened their eyes to even so much as give you a greeting.
Mathias was the first to notice you standing right in front of him.
“Oh, hey, __________,” he greeted you with a half-hearted smile. “You’ve found us.”
“Yeah,” you panted and sat down next to the dragons. Then, you noticed th
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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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“Ho! Who dares speak to me?!” you cried whipping your head around to see where the source of the voice came from. The voice was almost familiar, but the manner in which the voice was speaking was far too different than anyone you had heard before.
With no prospect of there being a speaker anywhere in sight, you began looking around for the source with the Sapphire Flames guiding your vision.
“Hello? Is someone here? If you can hear me, then I’d love it if you came out!”
“It isn’t necessary to speak aloud, human,” the voice said with a caustic tone on its edge.
“Human?” you repeated aloud, anyway. “I knew someone who spoke to me like that, but you cannot be him. I saw him die.”
“And how unfortunate that must be, ____________.”
Your head shot up. Who’s talking to me? Could it be…?
“My brother was right about you being slow in the head. I shoul
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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
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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…”
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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
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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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“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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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
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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.
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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
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“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
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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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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
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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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Sometimes, you forgot how cold the winds of Dragonfall could be after having the luxury of being able to bathe in the heated air and warm waters of the hot spring back at Eldur Mountain. The further you went down, the colder it got and the fiercer the winds blew. Lukas had no clothes to offer you, but Mathias was kind enough to lend you his cape to protect your ears from freezing off.
“You know, it’s been getting worse lately,” Mathias said by your ear since your hearing and sight had been reduced to a full minimum capability. Then, he looked back at Lukas.
“Hey, Lukas, what do you think the humans attempted to accomplish when they captured you and Emil, anyway? I mean, you guys didn’t do anything, right? Why would be think you could end Dragonfall on your own?”
“You’re so clueless, Mathias,” Lukas grumbled unfazed by the cold. “It’s because of that king’s son. I don’t know what he was thi
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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
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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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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
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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
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There were two documented dragons left in the world. Both remained tethered in chains mounted on display in the cold atop the highest point in the castle in hopes that with their souls being born of fire, they would be able to drive away the progressing winter.
These were tough times in Eliatha.* A curse had ravaged the land once bathed in sunlight and warmth. The winds carried sleet that cut through the skin like knives, and the snow fell in a ruthless torrent of blankets painting everything with nothing but the empty color of death.
Nowadays, the dragons were nothing more than mere spectacles of times long forgotten, when colorful flames filled the night skies in a dazzling array of both power and beauty. You had been born in a time when the dragons had nearly vanished from the face of the world, in Dragonfall, the period that marked the start of the relentless winter.
Being the dragonkeeper had its ups and downs. Before getting the accidental fortunate of being appointed
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The temperature of a dragon was notably hotter than that of a human. You had remembered coming in contact with Mathias and Emil in the past; both of them had been warm to the touch despite not bothering to wear gloves in the middle of winter. Dragons were truly remarkable beings.
Now, even as your eyes lay staring off into nothingness, your sight had increased by astronomical amounts; through the eyes of a dragon, you were able to see as far as the highest visible peak of Eldur Mountain. Beyond the vicious black clouds was said to be a large fiery pit, a haven for the dragons and the sacred place where their souls were reborn into new bodies.
As Mathias breathed through his nostrils, you could see the visible puffs of condensed water solidifying into water droplets all around. Unlike a human, it was as though there really was a fire in his lungs. The little puffs of humidity that came out of your and ~~~~~~~~~’s nostrils were nothing compared to the dragons’.
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“Hold still! You’re making me nervous!”
“Who would have thought a dragon would have gotten himself stuck?”
“Be quiet! All of you! Why are you even watching? You should be helping!”
“It wouldn’t be as romantic if we helped.”
“Gods, your skin is cold…Oh, but it’s so soft…”
“I can’t. We have to get you out or it’s going to make for some really uncomfortable moments.”
“…Ungh! Then don’t pull so hard…! Gah!”
“H-Hey, do you need help—?”
“Don’t touch me! No one touch me! This is a delicate operation, and I’ll only be touched by one person and one person only!”
“Geez. Someone’s having his time of the month.”
“We do not have such inconveniences!”
“This is taking too long. He
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The dragons that had been accompanying the Dragonheart had helped her take Mathias into your house. Never mind worrying about your parents coming in and asking you why there were four strangers in your house; you were more worried about whether Mathias was going to be alright or not.
Lukas, also known as the former dragon, Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames, was muttering to himself about how much of a reckless fool Mathias had been.
“What an idiot going out of his way to come back to this village,” he hissed. “Once a fool, always a fool.”
“Shut up, Lukas,” the Dragonheart snapped. “Don’t forget I can read your thoughts. I know you’re worried about him, too.”
At this point, you figured Lukas would have clamped his mouth shut, but that would have only caused him to project even more of his inner thoughts.
Reading the minds of dragons and being able to telepathically communicate with them was this Dragonheart