The alarm woke every sleepy student the next morning. I was glad that I forgot to change my clothes, since I barely got out of bed.
The breakfast was tasty, and I managed to eat using a knife and fork. Just when I finished, I saw Tanya approaching me and frowned.
"What do you want?" I asked her. She had been ignoring me ever since we arrived at the school. She sighed and sat beside me.
"I came to apologize. I didn't treat you well. You are my sister, and I want us to be friends," she said with the puppy eyes look. I let out a small laugh.
"Yeah, you sure are sorry. It's not like I'm ever going to believe that. Light and darkness don't go well together, Tanya, and you know it. I don't need your friendship," I said as I stood up, leaving the sad Tanya to sit and watch me leave. She didn't do anything wrong, but she made me feel worthless. I don't forgive so easily.
Tynan was waiting for me in the training field.
"Today, we will practice all of your Elements in your dark form, starting with shape-shifting."
The training was long and difficult, but I had fun. I learned how to shift shapes faster, I can make shadows stay longer and I can make myself nearly disappear.
I was completely covered in sweat by the time we finished.
"Tomorrow, you get your dragon. It will be a little larger than a horse. Your dragon is male, right? What's his name?" Tynan asked.
"Areton," I said instantly. I couldn't forget his name. He was my dragon, after all.
After lunch, I decided to do some exploring outside the school ground. Since I knew that the guards wouldn't let me leave, and the fence was too high to climb over, I knew that I had to shape-shift. I made my way through the tree patch and went to the fence. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes, concentrating. I changed into a crow and flew over the fence quickly, so nobody could see me.
The other side wasn't so different from the inside. Trees and grass. I wanted to travel as a wolf, but the training took too much energy, so I couldn't do it. My legs were aching, but I wanted to explore. I was a War Commander, after all, and I had to know my surroundings. Anyway, I would use that as the excuse if I was caught.
While I was walking, I decided to spend the time wisely by giving everything that had happened so far a thought.
I found out that my sister and I were Dragon Riders. Then I found out that I was adopted and was told that I was an Ice Giant. Afterwards, I was told that I was some kind of demon monster, a creature of Darkness and that I had two Elements: Darkness and Shape-Shifting, and I had become a War Commander. All the students hate me and I have no idea what happened to Jack. I am a trickster whose senses were buried from all that was happening.
My life, everybody. By the time I finished thinking, I noticed that I had wandered quite far. I was standing in a clearing now with a small house in front of me. It looked abandoned, with the roof almost gone and the walls full of holes.
I decided to go in. Yes, yes, curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. I stepped into the broken down house, trying not to suffocate from all the dust. I just hoped it wouldn't bury me alive.
I explored the empty rooms, and when I was sure that nothing interesting was left there to see, I decided to go back. Just when I stepped out of the house, I heard a scream from the trees nearby. I suspected a trap, but I was curious. I was sure that I could shift shapes if I was in danger, and I knew how to fight.
I made my way towards the screams slowly, and now I could make out the words.
"Help!" I heard, and I heard growling. I started running, knowing that someone was being attacked by some kind of creature. Forests were full of hostile monsters.
I ran through the trees and saw a little girl with a ripped dress sitting on the ground with a giant growling wolf in front of her, getting ready to attack. When I say giant, I mean it. The wolf was as big as I was, if not bigger.
I knew that my duty as a Dragon Rider was to help people and save lives, so that's what I was going to do. The wolf hadn't seen me yet, so I had a chance of winning, even with low energy.
I made my shadow appear in front of the wolf, making it draw a sword. The wolf growled at the shadow as I sneaked in behind it. I didn't know how to make my shadow's attacks not pass through the enemies, so I had to do all the work. As the wolf lunged at the shadow, it disappeared and I was already on its back with both daggers stabbed into its shoulders. It howled in pain and tried to shake me off, but I already had my sword at its throat and I was delivering the final blow.
The wolf plummeted to the ground and I pulled out my daggers, sheathing them again as well as my sword. Then I approached the trembling girl.
"Are you okay?" I asked and offered my hand to help her up. She nodded and gave me her hand. Luckily, she was light so I pulled her to her feet easily, but as soon as I let go of her, she fell back to the ground.
"S-sorry... My legs are w-weak... Please, h-help me," she begged. Just then, I saw huge gashes at her sides and legs. I sighed, knowing that carrying her was the only way of getting her to the school. She needed to be healed there and then sent back home after she was fully recovered.
I scooped her up, grateful that she was light. I'mpretty sure she passed out after a minute of travelling. And so, the long tripbegan.ͽ��D�K���
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The School of Dragon Riders [Dragon Riders #1]Fantasy
/COMPLETED/ In a world where magic and dragons are admired, but very much real, girls and boys from all around the Human Kingdom wish to become Dragon Riders. When they turn thirteen, they are visited by a group of riders who determine whether the...