I woke up early the next morning, and for a second I wondered where I was. Then I remembered. I was leaving with my fellow Riders today. Valerie and Raven were already up, but Eric was still sleeping.
"Tudo bem?" I asked them.
I had been teaching them the basics of Portuguese, and they had been learning quite fast.
"Tudo bem." They both answered.
They were already preparing breakfast, and I decided to wake him up. I was debating whether to throw some water on him, or actually be nice and wake him up the normal way. In the end, I decided on the normal way.
"Eric, wake up. We have to go." I said, shaking him.
He just groaned and kept on sleeping.
"If you don't, I'll throw a bucket of water on you!" I threatened.
"Ok. Ok. I'll wake up." He complained.
"Good. Now hurry up. We want to leave."
Finally we were ready, and the four of us mounted our dragons. It was going to be a long day, since we would be flying over the Atlantic until we arrived in Europe, where, according to the dragons, there were a couple more Riders. We took off, and rose quickly, I wondered what would happen if we came close to an airplane, but I assumed they already had something worked out. We were in the clouds, and I could feel the wind whipping at my face, but my eyes didn't sting, and for some reason, I really didn't feel much cold. Flying over the ocean with Silvia, I felt free, like nothing could stop me.
Speaking of the ocean, I admired it as it sparkled beneath us. The light reflected off the waves, it was a beautiful sight, one of my favorites. I'd always loved the ocean, and on weekends I sometimes went to the beach and I enjoyed swimming, even if I couldn't go out very far. The ocean's ecosystem was amazing, and I wish I could study it up close one day. I talked with Silva a while, and we decided to play a game where one of us had to think of an animal, and the other had to ask questions with a yes/no answer to try to guess it. The funny thing was that I always thought about the most complicated animals to guess, and Silva always chose either mythical creatures, or one that was similar to a dragon. Typical for us. We flew in silence for a while, but the trip was long, and we were only halfway through. In an airplane, the flight took approximately eleven hours and a half. However, the dragon's magic allowed it to be faster, even if there were younger dragons on the trip, like Silva and Gopurk.
I took the time to ask more about the Riders. I was interested in their history, and how their order worked. One of my questions was why I had a glowing green mark, in the shape of a sun on my palm. I had gotten it when I bonded with Silva, but I didn't understand why we all had different ones. Valerie had a moon, Raven a star, and Eric had a lightning bolt. Raven said that she didn't know, but I got the feeling that she was hiding something. For some weird reason, these gut instincts of mine were always right.
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Dragon Rider in the Modern World.Fantasy
Valerie Jackson has lived fifteen years being completely ordinary. And she is perfectly fine with that. Some people live the adventures and others read them. Valerie was perfectly happy being an innocent bystander, until the tables turn and she find...