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The rusty winds bowed over the side of the hidden walls of the mons as my small feet balanced on the side of the cliff. The feeling of danger tingled up my spin. The pride knows I am gone but what would they care I am the only one who has not manifested yet. All the young pulla and males modifying to phasers, visiocrypter, aqua Cassion, contarpras, Monx, ice breathers, Air whips, carlums, onyx, and shape shifters. My best friend even manifest into an aqua Cassion. The vision of her sparkling blue and purple dragon scales reflecting on her midnight black eyes came to my head.
I sit and listen to the sides of the mons echoing my name Asun! Asun! I ignore it and set a hand on my kangaroo pelt dress my mother made for me. My name sounded louder and louder but still I did not let my ears take in the sound. I listen more to the sounds of the silva and breathe in the smell of the smoke coming from our Cassion vicus. I sigh and look out to the other side of the mons the forbidden terra. I feel a soft hand on my shoulder my heart stops. I flip my head around in a heartbeat my foot slides on a rock but I still maintain my balance.
“Asun! Didn’t you hear me calling your name!?” it was my friend Darten the aqua Cassion.
Her light brown hair was in a braid like mine and her purple highlights gleamed in the solis light. Her skin color scales appeared more to me today. Her blue eyes still looking into my brown eyes in fright and anger, I sigh and look away. She sets her hand on my scales on the side of my face like every Cassion had.
“Asun Listen to me! Your mother, father, Alpha, and the prince have been searching for you do you know how much trouble you are going to be in?” she says I nod
“Yes but I needed time to think” I say grabbing her arm and throwing it to her side.
“I know the manifesting act is upsetting you but that is no reason to run off hunters are still out there on the forbidden terra and if they see you we are all dead!” she yells
“I am sorry Darten!” I get up and walk away back to the pride terra.
The sweet grass lingering in between my toes as I steep courageously into the prides sight. I see our Alpha Servin by our vicus fire pit. I put my head down in sorrow when I see his eyes fill with rage. Doesn’t any Cassion know what I am going through! My mother and father stand by the prince, Alenic a visiocrypter, all looking at me. My dad a true carlum standing there with his black hair that held white highlights that lit up his green eyes.
My mother runs to me her dark brown hair flowing in the wind and her eyes filled with happiness. Her blue and white high lights made her look older. She grabs me in her arm and sighs. This is what happened to my brother. He was a fire breather just soaring along the skies of the forbidden terra when humans caught a glimpse of his beautiful body and they wanted it. There is only one difference of my brother’s death and now…..I don’t know what Cassion I am….I can’t even fly.
“Asun you are in so much trouble!” my mother yells when she lets go of me.
“I am sorry mother I don’t mean any harm no one saw me!” I say she sighs again.
“Asun I hate to do this but you may not leave this terra any more without Darten, Kimic” she stops…oh no “Or the prince” she says looking me in the eyes.
“The Prince! Mother I don’t need someone to look after me anymore!” I say “I am sixteen years old!”
“But you have not manifested yet Asun! You can’t just fly or run away like other Cassion” my mother roars. Tears hit my eyes.
“Thank you mother for bringing it back up” I say running back to camp. A tear slides down my cheek as I reach the fire pit and the king reaches me.
I look to him his fire red and copper hair cut short to make his hazel eyes more noticeable. He looks nothing like his son. I try to say something but Servin holds up his hand. He takes my hand and leads me to his stone domus where only the king’s family can rest. The cool walls plastered together with mud and built very nice only our Monx can build such nice things. He sits on a tree log and I stand in front of him. His hair looking much darker then it was in the Earths air. Even though he is not in dragon form he can still use his powers few of us can. He blows out his fiery breath onto the dormus fire pit that separates us.
He looks to me his hazel eyes filling with flames and the rage is now filling his throat and forming words of hatred. I get ready for his blow and take a step back.
“Asun! Do you know what you were doing out there?! Do you see how hard I try to protect my terra and the Cassion among it!” the blow has begun “Your manifestation can come any lunam and you will have no way to control it!”
“I am sorry my king I did not mean harm I was only trying to think” I yell “I want to become a real member of the pride!”
The king stands up and walks to me around the fire. I can’t bear to look him in the eye. He raps his hand around my shell necklace I got when I was born on the night of the falling stars. Few are born that night the king thought I was special, though he gives many necklaces to the newborns of our pride. Just so they know their heart belongs in the Cassion terra and they won’t be taken away. I sigh and shake my head.
“You are in our pride Asun and a very special young Cassion indeed” says the king.
“But sir that does not count it has been sixteen years and I have not flown with the pride in the night sky” I say “I am two years late for manifestation what if never comes my lord!?”
He grabs my wrist and flips it over to reveal my black and red scale dragon printed on my right arm” do you know what this is” he asks
“Our god” I say in a whisper
“Do you know what it means” I don’t know my lord a Cassion who has earned her or his scales I think but do not say. I shake my head no.
“It shows you are worthy with a beautiful soul that every Cassion has that ever Cassion disserves” he looks me in the eyes then flips his wrist over to show his red and gold dragon. I sigh. “ now your father, mother, the prince, and I have desisted not to let you off this terra without a fellow Cassion or the prince I am sure your mother has told you”
I nod holding back what I really had to say. The prince Alenic was a visiocrypter one of five in our pride. He is quiet handsome with his grey hair and his blue highlights lighting up his blue eyes. The men in our tribe wore nothing but shorts reviling only their bare chest. The king wore pants and a cape. Alenic could fly and disappear from sight of anyone. His kind is the only ones who can fly in solis light.
The woman wore Kangaroo pelt dresses and no one had anything to protect our feet. The king lays a hand on my face I look into his eyes.
“Asun it is our only choose” he say
“Yes king I know” I say and turn around to leave his presents and return back to my domus. When I am out the door a shoulder hits me. I look up to the beautiful face of the prince he nods and steps around me his blue eyes looking away. I know he does not want a none dragon like me to fallow around why would he?
I return back to my domus my father sitting on a rock in front of it. He was waiting for my arrival. He stands up and walks to me I stay where I am. He looks in my eyes with anger like everyone has looked at me today.
“I am sorry father don’t you understand it seems no one does.” I say and sigh and look away from his green eyes. My father puts his right hand on my shoulder sowing me his black and white dragon.
“I do understand but you actions cannot solve this problem, Asun” I look to my father’s face.
“Every father wants their child to manifest and now I am only a dis-“my father stops me from continuing on.
“That is not true! Asun A true Cassion dragon or not you are still my daughter. Your mother and I love you one way or another” he sighs puts an arm around my shoulder leading me into our domus.
The walls of are domus are made of mud keeping it nice and cool in the warm season and warm in the cold season. The house fire pit was lit and many smells where coming from our cooking room. My older brother Evrit and my little sister Kissten sit in the main room talking, talking about me. My brother Evrit is twenty in Cassion years and my younger sister is five to young to manifest. My brother is a Contarpra a Cassion able to control weather. His red and orange hair looks like flames coming from the fire he looks nothing like father but has mother’s fair skin and mothers grey eyes. My sister had long curly blond hair and blue eyes. Lots of the elders think they know what she will manifest into but they have sworn to the king not to tell until the manifestation has begun.
My sister looks to me with her sea blue eyes and looks back to her dragon drawling she made in the dirt. My brother stands up and gives me an evil smile.
“Well look who is back” he says I growl at him.
He was the only one I told that I was leaving and how stupid of me knowing he would tell the whole pride though he always sneaks out to go make out with all the Cassion pulla on the forbidden terra when our Cassion go out on a flight each night.
“Evrit I thought you would be flying on the main terra hitting hunters with lightning bolts” I say with a mean smile he growls at me.
“You have been doing what Evrit!?” say mothers coming to our presents.
“Shut up!” say Evrit
“Evrit!” mother yells once again and I walk over to go join my sister in drawing.
I smile at Evrit as I walk by “Sorry” I whisper sarcastically in Evrit's ear. Evrit grabs my arm with a pinch of his claws in my arm. I let out an “Ow!” and punch Evrit in the stomach and he lets go of me with a howl of pain. Evrit puts his hand up ready to smack me when a tan hand grips my brother’s wrist. I look up as beautiful hazel eyes look to me and a smile comes across my rescuers face.
“Now is that really necessary Evrit” says the man. Evrit pulls away like no one should touch him and walks out the door.
“Kimic!” I yell with joy and he raps me in a hug. He smells of mons and wind, I love that smell on him.
Kimic is a phaser fast on land but can’t fly. Only three species of Cassion can’t phasers, Monx, and Carlum. My sister’s eyes go wide and she runs to Kimic.
“Kim! Kim! Kim!” she says her long blond hair blowing back. She hugs Kimic's leg tight and he lets go of me and looks down at Kissten.
“Well hello Kissten” he says picking her up.
Kimic’s familia was closer to ours his mom and my mom are very close. His sister is one of many of my brothers Jacinda and the king thinks my brother is a cowered a pig really. Kimic plays with my sister as my mother watches and smiles. My father walks over to Kimic and pats his back. Kimic looks to him and puts my sister down.
“It is nice to see you Kimic” says my father
“Just here to make sure Asun was ok” he say
“Well that is very sweet of you Kimic” say my mother wiping her wet hands on her dress. Kimic nods and smiles.
I look to Kimic to examine him his strong upper body was reveled like every other Male Cassion but his was different. His black spiked up hair reflected the fire lighting up his gold streaks in his hair. His hazel eyes glimmered with joy as he talked to my parents. Kimic has been my friend since I was born ever though he is three years older than I am. I try very hard not to think of him more than a friend knowing Darten would hate me for that she truly ama’s him.
His face looks to me and his gentle eyes make my heart race. Even though my parents are talking to him he was no clue of what they are saying I know he doesn’t. My father ends the conversation and me and Kimic go over to Kissten and help her draw with a stick as my mother goes back to cooking.
Right before Kimic is out the door my brother barges in shoving Kimic right into our main room wall. I glare to my brother but he keeps walking into our room. The king’s house is much better the children have different bed rooms I have to share mine with Evrit and Kissten. I go to Kimic once my brother is in our room still up agents the wall. I look to him.
“Its fine” he says I shake my head no.
“He is just some big street rat ignore him, can I walk you dormus?” I ask he nods and smiles at me.
“I would ama that.” He says
Kimic and I walk out my domus into the glimmering fog that hides us from who were really are. Many of the Cassion plays a role in keeping our land safe. The Monx build our houses, the Contarpra hide our land with fog. Are carlum make sure passing plains don’t look at us by controlling their minds and even if they do phasers can turn back time to make sure they don’t see us. Are pride is one big familia a lot of us are related many are not only my aunt, uncles, and cousin live on this terra. Kimic’s familia comes from Wales many familiae that live in the occulta monte do. There are only two prides but they are all in Australia.
Each year once a manifest Cassion turns eighteen they are sent off to go live in Wales for three months Kimic is nineteen he has already been to Wales and he says he never wants to go back. I am glad he does not want to go back when he left Darten was a mess and inside I was too. We walk in silence to the other side of town where Kimic lives. We are about as far as friends can get from each other. Darten lives near the king in the middle of the village. Kimic takes my hand when we pass the kings castle and Darten's house but I still pull away he knows I don’t like do that. He grabs my arm and stops me right in the middle of east town square he looks at me with serious eyes.
“What’s up with you today?” he asks
“What do you mean?” I ask
“You running off, getting into fights, and acting so” He stops and sighs
“Acting like what?”
“Acting like your brother”
“My brother!!!!!” I say in shock. I would never act like him. “Where would you get a stupid idea like that Kimic!?”He looks away and keeps walks. I run and jump in front of him. He stops and grabs my arm to push me out of the way. I grab his hand.
“Kimic!” I say
“Asun!” he sighs “I just want the girl I ama back!” he stops thinking about what he just said. That word….love.
His words running through my head I just want the girl I love back why would he say that? My heart rate increases my chest rises and falls. He comes to me I shake my head no. no! No! No! No! No, why would he say that why? I ama him as well but……no Asun don’t say that! I won’t hurt Darten I won’t do that!
Kimic takes my hand I shrug out of it. I want his hand in mine his lips on mine and I know he wants that too. My thoughts colloid together in my throat and a word sneaks up my throat but falls back down. I need to say something I can’t it is impossible. Kimic stares at me with big eyes. He regrets his words as much as I do. The vicus stares with faces I do not know. Only forty five people and I only know fifteen of them maybe more.
I look closer to a face hiding in the distance the grey hair the great blue eyes. All together makes one person that I know…the prince! He is spying on me watching me like a hawk. The hairs on my neck rise and my skin tingles. Our eyes lock. I growl to myself. He disappears in the shadows. That cowered!
“You better get domus” I say running off where Alenic was found.
“Sun!” yells Kimic he does not bother to fallow me. By this time of day hearing my name has tired me.
I reach the building Alenic hid be hidden I look back but see no more Kimic. I look around no Alenic either. I go down the long via that leads to the middle town. I run down it fast looking in every corner I can find and soon I see him again hiding and looking. He sees me coming for him and runs off I run harder. I am right on his tail he speeds up as do I. I grab his shoulder and tug him back causing him to stumble backwards.
“Alenic!” I yell he looks to me with his sea blue eyes. Me and Alenic where friends until he manifest and I didn’t. “Who told you, you could spy on me!?” I say he sighs and stands up touring over me. His bare chest reaching my eye level. He looks down at me.
“Your parents” he says smoke comes from his nose “People care about you Asun” there goes my name again
“That does not give you the right to fallow me-“he cuts me off.
“Right I wouldn’t want to see you and Kimic kiss” he smiles and laughs “You and Kimic” he says like it would never happen.
“Leave him out of this Alenic! Just because you the prince doesn’t mean I can’t kick your” I stop and take a deep breath. “Leave me alone Alenic” I say and turnaround he grabs me so I am facing him again.
“I don’t trust you” he says with a low growl.
“Then I guess we are on the same page” I say he snorts.
“You can trust me Asun I would never hurt you” he says
“Right nether would Kimic” I whisper under my breath.
“You don’t belong with him” he says
I snort “Like you would know where I belong!” I roar running off before I can hear him call my name fast enough so he won’t catch my arm again.
I run past the west town and right into the silva trying to get away from home get away from the Cassion. I am only an outsider not a late bloomer or the last to rise just a dragon who will never form. I can still remember the night Evrit Manifest when I was ten. Father took us to the ocean for a night swim with the aqua Cassion where every little one goes if they have not manifested. Other flew in the sky or traveled the silva of our domus terra.
My brother glowed head to toe with the colors of orange and grey. His eyes glowed yellow and father new it was time. In less than a blink of an eye brother was a sixty eight feet tall Contarpra. I felt like a tooth pick to him and soon I was sounded by Cassion my father a great black and white Carlum sixty feet tall and five sixty feet water Cassion. I was so mad he was a great Contarpra I was nothing and I still am! I scowl lowly and hurry off deeper in the forest.
A deep chill comes over my body once I reach a broken tree. I shiver and sit on the log. A branch brakes behind me…Alenic or I hope. I don’t move. It is just Evrit trying to scare me. No Asun your fine no need to worry. I flip over my hand and trace my finger around my dragon. The chill gets harder colder I stand up and look around no one…..I am fine I think I am fine. Then my mother’s word hit me like a rock you can’t run or fly away like the other Cassion she is right I can’t but I can kick some real butt from all toughs years of watching my brothers training. The chill comes again then a growl…..oh no oh no oh no. don’t turn around Asun don’t turn around but I can’t help myself. I turn slowly to relive my worst night mere my mother’s words coming true……
Sixty feet tall white scales navy blue eyes male ice breather…..oh crap. There was no way getting out of this. He was one of us but males are over protective. I stumble back falling over the log I stand back up slowly. He puffs out cold smoke and comes closer I back away. The Cassion eyes go calm I fall to my knees. Don’t hurt me I think I can’t say a word.
A male Cassion can kill me in a heartbeat. Even if I am one of them I am still not safe. He gets on all fours and looks me in my eyes. His face I have never seen him on the pride terra before. Now I wish the prince was here to protect me…save me. I wish I have manifested so I could save myself. He growls loud and it rings me ears. I block my face with my right arm and close my eyes.
“No!” I yell
He stops. Then in a blink of an eye a visiocrypter flies through I smile…the prince! He jumps on top of the ice breather causing him to blow. Black blood drips from the prince’s face. My stomach twist I grab on nothing under me. A piercing growl comes from the poor ice breather the prince is going to kill him! Say something stop them….I can’t I’ll get killed. He growls again in sorrow. I wince he does not disserve this.
“Alenic! Get off him you are going to kill him!!” I yell tears sliding down my face.
He looks to me black blood dripping down his face. He sees me crying and gets off with a strong whip of his claw on the ice breathers chest. He screams I can’t take this.
“NO STOP!!” I say they both look to me.
The ice breather struggles to get up and the prince eyes him. I give the prince a mean look he stops. The ice breather pushes off his hind legs leaving a trail of blood never to be seen again…I don’t even know his name. The prince walks to me how could he? I look to him and the pile of blood I shake my head thinking it was not Alenic he would never do something like that…but he did. He walks closer making me feel like an ant. I back away and turn away. Then look back.
“Go home Alenic” he looks confused. “Peto!”
I run off again back to the west terra where I live. The vicus people stare as they see me pile out of the silva covered in dirt and tears. I don’t pay attention I keep going domus. I reach my hut and I stand in front of it a candle is lit as the sky goes dark I walk in. the fire pit lit and the house bright. My sister asleep by the fire to keep warm. I see eyes in the dark hallway I look up…Evrit. He looks mean ready to finish our fight. I think back to the fight I just witnessed, the magnificent navy blue eyes….never to be seen again. Tears slid down my face again.
Evrit loosens up and steps more into my sight. He looks nicer calmer now. I look into his eyes I know he sees fear and sadness he walks to me. I run into his arm he sighs and hugs me back. We hate each other but we are always there for each other. He rubs my back and sets his head on mine then let’s go. He looks at me. He beckons me in the room so we don’t wake up Kissten. I fallow him into our dark room he lights a candle and it is suddenly brighter.
“What happen?” he ask
“Alenic that’s what happen!” I yell.
“Shhh!” he says. I sigh
“Alenic fallowed me and almost killed an ice breather! One of us! He couldn’t control his self!” I say he smiles and shakes his head.
“Some bad Ass prince aye?” he says laughing.
I sigh he never takes whatever I say seriously. He sits on one of our four beds. He is thinking. Alenic’s face still blinking in my mind his words back you can trust me all a lie.
“He fallowed you?” I nodded “and where did he attack the ice breather?” he asks
“The forest I ran there to think after I caught Alenic stalking me.” I stop “The ice breather saw me and…”
Evrit laughs “So he was protecting you both times” he laughs more “I think you are his Jacinda, Asun” the color from my face drains.
His Jacinda the one he loves the one he wants to marry that is impossible. Alenic’s word hit me again I would never hurt you he can’t ama me Kimic can’t ama me. Why is this happing so fast why to me why now? I look to my brother in shock still smiling my breathing goes faster. Rage builds inside me and I am ready to blow.
“NO! THAT CAN’T BE POSSABILE!” I yell
“Shhh!!” Evrit says once again “Calm down you are going to wake up the whole pride!” I sigh
This is crazy to crazy of a day not like any of my other days. Alenic, Kimic, Darten, Evrit…..all a part of this crazy mess I live in. I walk to my bed and fall on to it letting the feathers welcome me into them. I turn so I am not facing Evrit. He sighs and walks to me. He puts a hand on my shoulder and sits next me. I am not sure I want him their here by me. I am not sure I want anyone by me….I want time. Evrit gets up and heads out of our room and coming back with our sister in his arms.
He lays her on the bed next to me. I turn over pretending to sleep. Evrit blows the candle out that sits in our window and all the light that is left is from the lunam and the stars. I look out the window on the left side of my bed. Lights of the vicus and soon dark clouds of the sky….the sky I have never tasted. I will find that ice breather….he wants me to.
The next morning I wake to the sounds of cries coming from the middle vicus. I pop up me and my brother look to each other my sister still asleep they grow louder. I jump out of bed as does my brother and we head to the main room father and mother barge out of their rooms too. We look to each other father nods and Evrit and I are out the door. Villagers pile up in town square where the king’s castle is. I scoot through to the front with my brother to revel the uncivilized sight that kills me inside. I gasp and put a hand over my mouth.
I look to my brother wide eyed he grabs me and pulls me to his chest I look away. The king the poor soul of our sweet king…his life taken from him, he lays vita less. With an arrow through his fire breathing chest. Poor Alenic. He lost his father lost me…..he has no mother no sister. He has nothing, nothing at all. I look around no Alenic no ice breather no Kimic no Darten…no Darten. I grab my brother and lead us away from our dead king.
“Peto domus Evrit inform mom and dad I’ll find the prince” I turn away Evrit grabs my arm “Are you crazy do you know how pissed he could be how Cassion he is right know!?” he yells I sigh and jerk out of his hold.
“I’ll be fine” my brother sighs and leaves me standing in the village. I run to Darten’s house.
I see no signs of vita. I go to Kimic’s not domus. Where would the prince be…..east side forest! I run to the thick line of silva near Kimic’s domus. I look all around no one.
“Alenic!” I call “Alenic” no answer. I fallow the smells of the sea and leading me to a cliff.
I look back and forth a spot a speck off the horizon I head to it, it turns into a blob then a boy…..then…..Alenic! The wind brushes back his hair and cleans the air around us I look closer he is crying. He looks to the sharp rocks blow him……he is going to jump no! I run fast he tenses up I get closer and closer. I run and run and soon he is in jumping’s reach.
“Alenic no!” I yell leaping on him away from the cliff he lets out a breath of air. We are chest to chest me on him he laughs.
“Asun?” he says hugging me close I hug back then I get up as does he.
“Alenic you are crazy!” he laughs again and nods
“I can’t rule our pride….I won’t be able to” he looks down I walk closer and put my hand of the side of his face so he looks to me.
“You can you are strong and powerful just like your” I stop not wanting to say the word “You were born to lead our pride Alenic I believe in you” he goes hard.
“You do then me saving your butt back on the west side was nothing you said nothing but for me to peto domus Asun!” he stops “showing how I care about you is nothing!” he walks away back to the cliff.
I do care for him not as a Jacinda or his love as a sister….a friend. He knows that I always will I can’t let him do this to his self I can’t and I won’t. I sigh
“You know I care about Alenic I can’t and I never will be your Jacinda so face it!” I stop and he looks to me scarier than hell “I am glad you saved me and I am sure all the girls in this pride would ama that but Alenic I want to be nothing but a friend…a sister. Please Alenic don’t do this”
I feel a rip in my stomach a feeling I have never had. My breathing increases Alenic’s face goes hard. The ripping continues my skin goes hot the earth goes black for a blink of an eye. What’s happening to me? Alenic steps back almost falling off I gasp he stays still. The pain gets worse you can see it in my eyes. I step back and fall to the grown the pain sweeping over me. Alenic doesn’t care he looks to me and looks back. I shake my head no.
“Don’t do this I would be able” the pain! “To live with myself!” I can’t breathe. Tears hit his eyes.
“By Asun” a tear goes down his cheek he is crazy. Ow! What is happening to me!?
He falls back in to the cliff I scream “NO!” I cry because of the pain and him I feel my skin rip I look down I am growing and in a blink of an eye I am a full Cassion! I dive down after Alenic his hard body landing in-between my wings he is shocked as much as I am. He smiles I growl with joy he laughs. I swop back up and we land on lushes grass. He nods like he is impressed.
“Well Asun your manifestation has began do you know what Cassion you are?” I look at myself all black scales big claws and I was fast, fast as light….an Onyx!
The fastest and strongest of all Cassion. The warriors of are pride the biggest in our pride. I nod. He nods as well and looks to a tree.
“Go manifest” I nod and go behind a tree.
I clench my fist and focused on my human form my bones shorten, my skin melts my face forms back to what it was. I slid back on my dress and walk back to the prince leaning agents a rock.
He looks me up and down “I knew all along” he says. I nod and laugh.
“Yes I am sure you did” he comes to me and walks around me.
“Your eyes have changed so has your body” he says smiling I growl and fold my arms over my chest. “Welcome to the pride Asun” I smile. He steps closer and hugs me. I can’t help but hug him back. “And gratias agimus tibi for saving me”
I snort “Your crazy Alenic you could of really killed yourself” he nods
“I wanted to” I shack my head no. he grabs my chin so I look at him then his face comes forward.
My heart beats fast and my eyes go wide. His lips touch mine I can’t kiss back I am in shock I don’t want to kiss back. My eyes still wide while he lingers on my lips I soon close them and feel his icy hands slid down my back. My hands tighten around him shoulders. It feels so right and so wrong all in one. He kisses harder so do I. I get on my tippy toes hoping to get more. No! This is wrong. I push back of his chest we let go. I open my moth to say something but words don’t come out. He goes in for another kiss. I push him back.
“No Alenic I can’t” I stop “I’m sorry” I put my fingers to my lips and walk away he is speechless I am glad for that.
Why Asun? Why did do that. Why was it before our new king almost killed himself would I manifest. I need to tell Evrit….Kimic, Darten, my parents. I will be going on the night flight today what I have always wanted but I feel that it won’t be normal. I need to go home. I run back to town square the dead king now gone.
I reach my domus mother, father, and Evrit waiting in the main room Kissten still sleeping. My mother jumps up and hugs me. She locks eyes with me as does father and Evrit.
“Is the prince alright?” my mother asks. The prince…the feeling of his lips back on mine returns.
“Perfectly fine” I say looking to Evrit, he smiles I roll my eyes.
I look at the dragon on my wrist and think of what Alenic said your eyes have changed. I look back to my mother, brother, and father they see my eyes have changed too. I look away my father walks to me and takes my chin in his hand looking at my eyes. His eyes go wide and smile…he knows. My mom looks confused.
“Asun, you have manifested!” he yells. I laugh.
“Yes father I have, I am glad I did” I say “or the prince would have died” I whisper.
“Died!” mother yells. I sigh and bit there is no way of getting out of this one.
“The prince was about to jump of east side cliff but I didn’t let him” I stop “then he did and in a blink of an eye I was a dragon a big seventy foot tall onyx.”
My brother laughs “You're not an onyx Asun that’s crazy” he says. I nod.
“Then crazy I am I’ll prove it tonight” I say
My mom smiles as does my dad. I have a finally manifested there is no more waiting around for my familia to come domus. I will be the one tasting the salty air and flying the beautiful night sky. I will be the one to find the ice breather. I will live the life I was born to do not what I have to wait for.
Later that night I get ready with my mom, dad, and brother for the night flight. My sister Kissten is staying with the elders of our vicus. I still have not told Kimic or Darten, my two best friends, but they are soon to find out about the amazing secret I have held from them. I take a deep breath as I see my mother and father walk from there chamber. Evrit fallows them as well. It’s time to roll I smile. I walk out of the house with my familia seeing the streets light up.
Everyone meets at east side cliff…where I manifested. The lunam shines down at me, I feel safe and happy. I look to my brother he looks behind him. I fallow his eyes. I see the shinny grey hair and the bright blue eyes. The king always leads the flights but know it is Alenic’s turn. I still remember the kiss how stupid was I to kiss back. I look away and focused on the real world now not on the past...What’s done is done.
We reach the cliff where all the flight draco's gather and some water Cassion, who can fly, so they can dive into the cold icy water of the sea. A hand grabs my arm I twirl around. I look into my good friends blue eyes. Her purple highlights are darker then yesterday.
“Asun, what are you doing here?” she asks. I look around seeing many dragons appearing out of the forest and much human form Cassion going in.
I look her in the eyes she gasps “I manifested, I’m an onyx” I say she laughs…oh brother.
“You’re kidding have you seen the onyx in our pride?” Darten ask. I nod. She shakes her head. “I don’t believe you” I sigh and grab her arm.
We walk into the dark woods and hide behind an old tree. I look around “Let’s fly” I say
We both slid out of our dresses the cool air takes over my skin. A shiver rises up my spin. I look to Darten and take a deep breath. I close my eyes and let the transformation take over my human body. My bones grow and my human skin melts away showing who I really am. My nose grows and my wings rip out of my back. I puff out smoke and open my eyes. I see Darten wide eyed in dragon form. Her purple and blue scales shimmer in the lunam’s light.
Her midnight black eyes bring out the sparkle on her scales. I laugh it sounds horsey and manly, I don’t know if I can talk. My brother says we can but it comes out as a different language we were born knowing.
“Darten!” I hear someone call “Darten!” it comes again in a strange language but I know what the person is saying. I look to Darten she puffs out cold smoke.
“Kimic I am over here!” she yells. Kimic? But he is a Monx he can’t fly. His kind gathers somewhere else.
I look where Darten’s eyes are pointing. A dark figure appears turning into a gold and black scaled Cassion. His orange eyes set on me he looks confused. He clears his throat.
“Um Darten, who is this?” he asked I laugh he smiles.
“Kimic it is me Asun” I say he laughs and nods. I stare into him eye he looks shocked when he realizes who I am. I walk to him. “I told you” I say the Cassion voice rumbling in my throat. He laughs.
“Well go fly” he says nudging my nose. I smile and nod. He walks off as do Darten and I.
I stand on the edge with Darten. We share a glance then my focus is back off the cliff. I breathe in the fresh air and pretend I’m flying getting ready for the real experience. I look to Darten she is getting ready to fly and dive into the sea. I tense and fall over the edge the rush whipping over my body I rip out my wings. I am jerked up I gasp at the pain…I need to work on that.
I start to fly looking at all the Cassion searching for the white beautiful ice breather. The colors of the rainbow swarm the sky, all the dragon’s eyes looking at me as I fly by. I look at the dragons flying low and spot the prince with the…..ice breather! What is he doing with him? He almost killed him!
I look closer the ice breather is taller….more handsome, more amazing then the prince. I examine him all the world around us disappearing and it is just him and I. I smile and turn around a big Cassion in my face.
“Oh my god Evrit!” I yell still getting used to my language. “Don’t do that to me!”
“Sorry mother and father want us on main land” he says I sigh
“Where is Darten?” I ask he looks to his left I see Darten she fly’s to us.
“The hunters are back!” she yells. I look down the prince and the ice breather look up to us. I connect eyes with the ice breather. I look away and start to fly with Darten and Evrit.
We speed away Darten lagging behind. Water Cassion can fly but are can’t fly to safe there vita…like right now. I stop and Evrit stops with me. He looks me in the eyes.
“What are you doing?” he asks
“Go on I am waiting for Darten” I say he sighs and looks away then back to me “Go on” I say
“Be careful, Asun” he says I nod and smile. He takes off with rest of the pride. Darten catches up.
I fly by her side as the sky clears and we are far from terra still. I sigh mom is going to kill me. A strange feeling shoots up my spine. I jerk to a stop. Darten looks to me I shake my head and keep flying Darten keeps eyeing me. The feeling returns to me. I start flying faster not caring if Darten is falling behind.
“Asun, wait up” she yells I look to the forbidden terra. Thousands of black shadows take over the land…..hunters!
I look to Darten she looks down. We fly fast still she is falling behind. The shadows fallowing us. A strange buzzing noise come from behind getting louder and louder. I look….oh no god no. a flying machine is on our tails holding a dark net. I fly grabbing Darten with feet pulling her along. When she is by my side I let go I see our terra covered by fog…. still far away. I look back….Darten.
“Darten! The net!” I yell she flings around the net raps around her body “Darten!
The flying machine pulls her back. I look to land then to her. There is nothing I can do.
“Asun!” she calls I feel tears roll drown my face it is no use.
I fly after the flying machine. The hunters stare with unkind eyes I growl at them. The machine goes faster I fallow with its speed. I am finally at Darten’s side. I grab the net in my claws and rip my friend free. She smiles and we take off in the other way. I listen as I hear the hunters yelling orders. I laugh and keep flying. My pride land comes to my sight again I breath in the air. I turn down to land. A loud boom! Comes from behind I swoop around.
“Darten!” I yell a ball of fire fly’s at her she turns it’s too late.
I look and see her wing plunges into the sea. My dinner rises in my throat. Her color fads as her human form comes over her help less body. She plunges towards the sea just like her wing. I tuck my wings back and go right under her. A whole in her back gushes out blood I swallow. She falls between my wings and I pull up. I look at the flying machine a kind human face looks out I fly faster to land. Faces of my pride members look at me with proud eyes. I land and the prince dashes over to me. He takes Darten in his arms.
I pant tired and shocked. My brother runs over and looks over Darten’s naked body. Kimic comes as well with my parents. The prince hands Darten to Kimic the prince’s body covered in Darten’s blood. The prince and Evrit run off I fallow. Evrit starts to rip off his pants I slam on my feet and run around him shaking my head. The prince jumps off the cliff in his Cassion form his wings spreading out. What is he doing!? It’s to dangerous out there! Evrit jumps off as well. I roar in disgust and fallow after them. They fly fast with me right behind onto the forbidden land. I land with a loud grunt they flip around. The prince’s eyes go cold.
“Asun go home!” he yells.
“No! I saved Darten I am not letting you two get hurt as well!” I roar back.
“I said peto domus”
“I said no” I say he growls low
I step forward and whisper “You didn’t want me going home earlier” he growls and gets on his hind feet and comes down cutting my arm.
“Cut it out! A hunter is coming!” my brother yells hitting the prince.
We stand in the darkness looking into the trees waiting for the guest we did not invite. A tree branch brakes and the silva ruffles. I hold my breath and look to my brother. The kind man steps out of the forest into our sight he does not see us. Four other hunters fallow. They look up their worst night mere has just come true. The prince growls so does my brother. The kind mans eyes set on me. I growl he backs up.
“What are they?” the kind man asks
“Two males one female” says another hunter quietly.
Alecia walks closer I step in front of him he stops.
I shake my head “It's not worth it lets go home” I say the prince laughs
“Don't worry this fools won’t even know what hit them.” Says Alenic I growl. My eyes set back on the hunters they look me up and down and smile I growl.
“The female is a beauty the others are not worth it” says a man with a beard. I gasp and back up. They want to kill me. My brother and the prince step in front of me as the hunters come closer.
“It’s not worth it men!” yells the kind face hunter. I look to him confused he knows I understand him.
He crashes through the hunters and closer to us my brother growls. The other men laugh and shake their head whispering to the ones by them.
“Ben stop trying to save them they killed your father when we capture the female you may kill her” says a young man that looks like the kind face hunter Ben. The prince growls low. “But you have competition with one of the males”
“Shut up! Leave them alone all of them!” yells Ben an old man grabs Ben’s arm and tosses him to the ground. Evrit and the prince laugh I growl at them.
The hunter close in hitting the prince and Evrit with sticks they growl and fight back. I back up almost falling off. The hunters cave in on me the prince and Evrit held back. The prince halls over the hunters, charging in front of me with a loud growl the hunters back up. Evrit is left fighting of the hunters blood falls from his face not the color of red like the humans but black the blood of the Cassion. Hunters throw rocks at all of us they slice my body causing me to yell in pain. Evrit pushes off his hind legs into the sky.
The wind whirls around him thunder crashes and rain pores down on us. It is all from Evrit the Cassion who can control weather. I smile lighting flashes through the sky he growls loud. Lighting hits the ground over and over hitting and missing the hunters. One fly’s over Ben’s head Evrit wants to hit him I run and grab him with my teeth.
“Asun!” yells Alenic. I set down the kind face hunter his eyes wide. I grunt we connect eyes. He whispers something I back up….he couldn’t have said what I think he did. A pain comes over my body netting cuts my body I growl. Men laugh I look to Ben.
“I am sorry” he says
“Evrit! Alenic!” I yell “Help” I look back Alenic charge for me he is knocked down by the hunters.
“Asun!” he yells “Asun!”
I am tossed into a dark cage I roar louder then I have ever roared before it’s not worth it. I close my eyes and cuddle my body. I saved Darten just to get myself killed. What I have I done? I sigh and fall to sleep. The rain plows down on the cage my name still called in the distance. Ben’s words repeating over and over I am sorry and what he might have said to me beautiful. Sleep takes over my body and I don’t fight it knowing I might never wake up today never see light never taste the wind. Never feel Alenic’s kiss again never see the ice breather.
I wake up the room still dark the sound of voices. I am still in dragon form I want to change back but I can’t. My bones ach and my arms are weak. Crakes in the walls bring in light. I breathe in the cold smell of wood and tar…where am I? A click comes from the wall in front of me. The sound of claws hit the top of the box I am in. I back up to the back of my cage. Screams of men come from behind and a loud Cassion cry takes over the sky. I smile. I growl back it echoes through the box. The wall of the box my cage sits in slams open. Lights plows in, I close my eyes. A growl comes from the door I open my eyes slowly. Light surrounds the beauty of a Cassion. The Beautiful red eyes and white scales it can't be.....why would it be? The male Cassion puffs smoke from his nose. Does he even know who I am? The girl he almost killed in the woods.
“Asun” he says, the ice breather knows my name.
He walks to my cage and grips the bars with his teeth. The front side brakes off. I still can’t help but stare at the ice breathers face the man I do not know but feel like I do. We connect eyes from a long time. He puffs and looks away.
“Why?” I whisper to him “Why did you come?” he looks back at me and sighs. He opens his mouth to say something.
Hunters crash through the door and after us. We roar as one, loud and ready to fight. We charge at each other. The ice breather and I crash through the hunters and in to the bright solis. We take off into the air. I love the beautiful feeling of the wind in my face. We fly faster and faster. We fly far far far away from any hunters. The forbidden land ends and the sight of domus reach me. I smile and look to the ocean. I feel that I want the aqua on my warm skin. I drive down then pull up on the terra. The ice breather fallows. He looks to me I look to him.
“Don’t you want to go to your familia?” he asks I smile and nod.
“Yes I do” I say. “But I want to thank you first….for saving me” he smiles.
I walk to the water and step in I take a deep breath. The ice water feels so comfortable. The ice breather goes to my side. I look to him and smile. He smiles back then it fades. He charges in the water splashing me big time. I smile and laugh so does he. I come after and get him back.
“Hey!” he yells I laugh.
We get out of the water drenched and out of breath. I look to him and laugh I feel like I am two again. He shakes his head and laughs.
“Let’s manifest back” he says I laugh and shake my head no.
“Not with me around” I say he smiles
“Don’t worry I won’t mind” he laughs as do I
“Well I do” I say “Let's get back on land” he nods and we walk up the mons.
We reach terra on the west side forest. We walk together the ice breather stealing a glance at me every chance he can get. I smile to myself knowing why I really wanted to find him, Even though he did almost kill me. How does he know my name? Why did HE come for me? How does he even know I am the girl from the woods? I smell the smoke from the village I know the prince and my family will yell at me. I stop wanting to ask every question to the ice breather. I don’t want to face what waits for me beyond the trees. The ice breather looks at me.
“Yes?” he says he knows what I am thinking.
“How do you know me?” I ask
“Well Asun, many reasons the whole pride knows your name and all the males know you are the prince’s Jacinda”
“Don’t say that” I whisper “And if I was his Jacinda why didn’t he come save me? Not you”
“Asun I saved you because the prince sent me to find you!” he yells “whether you are his Jacinda or not every male knows not to tamper with you”
“What!” I say “what am I to you men just some prize that Alenic has won?”
“No! Asun, you’re not you are much more than that. Alenic many not see it but I do!” he stops “I must go” he says looking away and taking off.
I hesitate to say something but it does not want to come out. I walk to the stop my clothes had been, they are still there. I look around to make sure no one is there then change back. I slowly step into my damp dress and braid my hair. I walk slowly back towards the victo.
“Evrit stop!” I hear a girl yell. I look around “Stop” she says again I realize where the sound is coming from. I run leaves braking under my feet.
I look around, no one. I look closer fallowing the sound of the voices. A man laughs I look…..Evrit! What is he doing with Darten!? She is pined to a tree I am to shock to do anything. I shake out of it and walk closer.
“Evrit get off of her!” I yell
“Asun!” Darten yells in joy.
Evrit grabs Darten and tosses her to the ground a stick peals through and into her leg. She screams her voices killing my ears. Evrit looks at me. Blood drips from his face and sweat slides down his chest.
“What is the matter with you!” I say
He charges at me and slams me into a tree. I claw his face with my nails he yells. He pulls my arm and twists it behind my back I scream. Tears slid down my face I look to Darten. Blood covers her leg. I grimes, I pull my elbow back into his chest, He throws me across the woods. A big shadow swops by me and slams into Evrit Sending him diving into the grown. I blink. Kimic stands in human form. Evrit stands up and snarls. They charge at each other throwing punches and kicking each other in the chest. Evrit runs up a tree and flips backwards into Kimic’s face. Black blood gushes from his nose. I look back to Darten she sits dizzy surrounded by her own blood. I stand horrified by what I am seeing.
“Kimic get Darten!” I yell ‘I’ll take care of this ass” the air. I love the beautiful feeling of the wind in my face. We fly faster and faster. We fly far far far away from any hunters. The forbidden land ends and the sight of domus reach me. I smile and look to the ocean. I feel that I want the aqua on my warm skin. I drive down then pull up on the terra. The ice breather fallows. He looks to me I look to him.
I walk to the water and step in I take a deep breath. The ice water feels so comfortable. The ice breather goes to my side. I look to him and smil