The New Kid
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing! The late bell sounded, meaning that it was time to "stop loitering the halls and get back to class!", as Mr. Douglas, our principal, would say. It didn't matter to me, I was always in Spanish before the bell. It was the last period of the day, might as well make it seem like it was fun to be there. I watched kids frantically pile into the room, because they're not late if the bell's still ringing. Well, that's their logic anyway. Mrs. Lopez had a different way of seeing things, but by the amount of students that were always "tardy", she really couldn't do anything besides give words of discouragement.
"You know you arre to be in herre when the bell sounds!" She hollered at the class, rolling every "r" in sight. It's annoying, but you get used to it. The class did their usually grumbles and false-apologies, knowing that they were going to do the same thing tomorrow. Well, actually, Monday, but that's just semantics. I just didn
New Start in an Old Town - part 1"Pepsi... or Tango?"
I looked between the two rows of cans in the fridge curiously, trying to remember. He had been really clear that he loved one of them, and couldn't stand the other, but I couldn't remember which way it was. Did he like Pepsi and hate Tango, or like Tango and hate Pepsi? I couldn't tell for sure, and that they were both in black cans wasn't helping me out.
I stood there in the aisle, holding the door open, letting the frosty vapour descend from the fridge, trying to decide what Grym had wanted. If I ended up getting the wrong one, he would moan and complain, then he would tell me to come back and get the right one. I would say no, then he would stare me down with his big red eyes until I broke and got the drink he wanted. He always got what he wanted; he's kind of intimidating that way.
After a few minutes, I simply grabbed a can of both Pepsi and Tango. He could have his pick, and I would have the other. It wasn't like I minded which soda to drink, any one would do
Operation Dragonblood Pt 1Setting: WWII Germany.
For the sake of easy reading, we'll pretend every German speaks English with an American accent.
Wilhelm Sat on the cot in his jail cell, staring at the brick wall "How could I have been such a dumkoft?" he asked himself. Three days earlier, he was at a tavern in town, just trying to relax after a long day of fixing the machines at the factory where he worked. Two Nazi officers, obviously drunk, were antagonizing him. He wanted nothing to do with the war, he only worked in a war factory because it was the only job available, and he told them so. They kept pushing until it came to blows, and in the ensuing fight, one of the officers was killed, and he was blamed.
He started pacing back and forth, he knew what was coming as he heard a volley of rifle shots from the courtyard. He was scheduled for execution in only a few hours. It turned out that the dead officer was a freind of the furher, and his execut
The Nameless Dragon TFChapter 1
Jessie had always been obsessed with dragons, ever since he was a little kid, which is why he was overjoyed when he got a good deal on a cabin in a section of mountains known as "Dragon Alley" so called because more people had claimed to have seen dragons there over the years than anywhere else. He had to split the bills with his friend Will, but it was still great.
Everyone at work, at school, and even his friends and family told him he was crazy his whole life, but he knew dragons had to be real, there was just too much evidence to support it.
Another thing that made him really glad about the purchase was that the area was full of caves. Anyone who had done the slightest bit of research knew dragons preferred to live in caves, and as part of his research, Jessie planned on exploring every one on his 50 acre propriety.
In his new cabin, he was getting ready to head off for the nearest marked cave on his map "Just promise me you
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It had been about two hours since we had unpacked from our vacation and now that I had rested, I wanted to go talk with Fernarn and that one green and white dragon that was with him. So I went back out to the courtyards as I looked for Fernarn and I found him in the courtyard that had fruit trees in it as the green and white dragon was still with him and I asked "Fernarn, what brings you here right now I would have figured that you would be working on the ruins right now?"
"Well I was on Earth bit to see if there were anymore dragons who wanted to come here and among the ones I found was this one, thing is rather than going with the others once I brought them here he followed the train tracks to the castle" Fernarn answered as he chuckled some and I laughed a bit as I looked ad the dragon and asked "well who are you anyway, and why did you follow the tracks?"
"I was looking for a boxcar to live in. I always wanted to be a train track hobo dragon," he replied
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Morning came quickly as we heard some laughing as I got up and looked out of the tent that Firetail and I were in and saw the kids and hatchlings playing with some toy trains that they didn't have as I also saw Sorien sitting by the fireplace smiling. It seemed that he had brought a stash of toy train sets with him and had let the kids get into them to play with. I looked at Sorien as I asked "so where did the trains come from?"
"Oh I brought those along when I came here" he answered and I nodded as I suggested that we go get some breakfast. Articus said sure as the other nodded while I got up and left the old library. The others followed me as I headed to the dining hall and then I went in and sat down after I had picked out some food. While I ate, Sorien asked me about the ruins again and I said that I would take him there after we got done eating. I looked at Articus but before I could ask if he would come along also, he told us that he would be heading to
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I got up early on Sunday morning to make sure that my parents would not get pounced by my kids. I caught my kids headed for my parents' room and said "kids please let them sleep in today."
"But we want to play with them" Areotania replied.
"Well your grandparents are probably still tired and would not be able to play right now" I explained and continued "Let's go get breakfast, while waiting for them to get up."
My kids nodded and we headed to the dining hall and kitchen. I saw Articus when I went into the kitchen, said good morning to hem and then we got work making a nice breakfast for our families. My parents, Firetail and Lavia and her parents were up by the time we were done cooking. While we were eating my dad asked about the services in the chapels and did not like finding out that it was not used a lot; so he said that he would start having services in it and that the first service would be today. When we were done eating we followed my dad to the chapel t
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I work up and found that my kids were now resting next to me and Firetail. Firetail woke up soon after me and I said "Look at our kids, don't they look cute right now?"
She nodded and asked "why are they in here?"
"We had a bad dream last night" Hydrotania answered as she stretched. Blaze yawned and said "it was about Black Ice."
"Really, tell me more?" I asked as I went wide eyed and then Areotania answered "yeah his clan somehow found the castle and attacked it."
Firetail went wide eyed as well and nodded slowly before she said "I'm sure we will be able to deal with him if he ever darrres to show up herrre."
"Relax honey, I don't think he even knows we're in another dimension" I replied.
My stomach grumbled and I said "Let's go get breakfast."
"Alright" Firetail replied and we headed to the dining hall with the kids. When we got there, my kids ran into the kitchen and Articus's kids ran after them. I chuckled and followed them into that kitchen and noticed that
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I started putting the tents away from the previous night's indoor camp out after we ate breakfast and said "That was a nice way to spend an evening."
"Yes it was" Articus replied as he helped me with the tents and we were soon done cleaning up. After everything as put away, we helped the kids get ready for school and waved goodbye as they flew off to it. I went back inside to look at Thursday's mail, since we had been too busy yesterday to look at it then. I looked through it, found a letter for Articus and gave it to him as I said "this letter is for you and Jessie, from your parents."
"Thanks" Articus replied as he took it and read it "they are having a family reunion and they want Jessie and I to bring our families."
"Sounds like you will have fun, may come along?" I asked and Articus answered "yes, they said you can bring your family along as well and since Harvey is distant cousin of yours his family can come also."
"When will we have to leave?" I asked with
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The next morning we ate breakfast in the hotel's restaurant before we checked out of it. Aras, Harvey, Articus and I got the things we would need to recover objects from the ship wrecks, after checking out of the hotel, while our wives and kids went shopping. We went back to the dock and rented the boat again and then drove it to where the ship wrecks were located. Once the boat was stopped, Articus and I told Aras and Harvey how the merdragon gems worked and explained the force fields to them as well. Then we put the gems on and dived down to the ship wrecks, taking the gear we would need with us. We had all turned into merdragons by the time we reached the lake bed and Aras and Harvey looked them selves over and Harvey said "this is neat."
"Hehe it's a bit odd as well" Aras replied "but I still like being able to be down here."
"Hehe you'll get use to it Aras" Articus replied as he made his markings glow. I grinned and made my markings glow as well as I said "H
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I woke up the next morning yawning a bit as I saw that Firetail was already up and feeding the hatchlings. I smiled some and kissed her on the cheek as we heard a knock on the door. I was curious at who it was as I got up and answered the door to see a maid there. She told me that Firetail's parents were in the dining hall with the king and queen and would like to see her to spend some time with her. I nodded, we went to the dining hall, and saw that Articus and Lavia were there with her parents and Firetail's parents, eating some leftovers. Firetail and I got some leftovers as well and we talked to her parents and Lavia's parents while we ate. When we got done eating Lavia and Firetail said that they were going to go shopping with their moms and Articus and I quickly hugged them before they left. Our hatchlings walked into the kitchen and pounced our tails while we were cleaning up. I chuckled and picked mine up and hugged them. I purred softly as they snuggled a
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I heard some rustling the next morning when I woke and I looked around to see what was causing it. It turned out to be the flamelets sniffing around the pile of presents and I asked "what are you doing?"
"Hehe we were looking for unopened presents" they answered as my parents came in with a gift bag. Immediately after my parents set it down, the flamelets pounced the gift bag, rummaged through it and a few minutes later, they pokes their, now ribbon covered, heads out and they had wrapping paper in their muzzles. All four of us laughed at that as the two of them went back into the bag to rummage around again. We watched as we soon saw the hatchlings come in and started to sniff around for the flamelets. They got to the gift bag and sniffed around it as the flamelets jumped out of the bag and pounced them as they squeaked out in surprised. We started to laugh again when this happened as the four of them started to play together as our older kids came in looking for
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Skyder and Grethenia just stood there and looked around at everything, as they tried to take it all in. I smiled as we were in a small village that was in a valley, not far from the capital city and castle and there were dragons everywhere. There were young dragons playing in the fields, while some of the older dragons were working on various things and a few dragons flew overhead, toward the city. Articus grinned as few quadruped dragons from Fernarn's clan flew over head and asked Grethenia and Skyder "so what do you think so far?"
"Oh wow so many dragons" Skyder said right before he fainted and I quickly caught him. Grethenia thought for a minute and then answered "I never expected to see so many dragons living in houses or having farms."
"Okay time to wake up, Skyder" Articus chuckled as he breathed some ice mist on Skyder, which caused him to jump on to Grethenia's back as he asked "what happened?"
"You fainted" I answered and Articus chuckled and said "Let's
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After eating breakfast the next morning, I went to the library to look at the Atlantian scrolls. Articus came into the library a few minutes later and said "I take it you want to see if you can figure out what the scrolls say?"
"Yeah I am" I replied and he asked "want some help?"
"Yeah this could be a bit tricky" I answered as I got them out and sat down at a table with him. Aras and Harvey came into the library while we were looking over the scrolls and as they came over to us, Articus said "Hi guys."
"Hello Articus, what are you guys doing?" Aras asked and I answered "trying to figure out what these Alantian scrolls say."
"Cool, we'll try to help" Harvey replied but before they could start helping, we heard some yelling from the hall and decided to see who was doing it. We found both Aras's hatchlings and flamelets and Harvey's hatchlings and flamelets pouncing Skyder's tail, and they were playfully nomming it as well. Articus and I chuckled as Aras and Harvey