It's a Dragon's World
Pt. 3 A Visit From Lucas
I put my eye up to the peephole. I couldn't believe my eyes. It was Lucas, my friend from Utah. But what was he doing here? I opened the door.
"Hey, Lucas, what're you doing here?" I asked.
"Just figured I'd come see how my best friend is doing." Lucas replied.
"But, how did you--"
"I happened to catch your brother and his family on their way to the car. They said you were staying home so I figured I'd see how you were."
"So what are you doing here?" I asked.
"I'm supposed to be visiting my cousins and my aunt and uncle. But I figured I'd come see how you were. And just between you and me, I can't stand them."
Before we continued our conversation, I felt my tail start to move around again. I asked Lucas if he'd wait out here while I went to the bathroom. I walked upstairs backwards so he wouldn't be able to see my tail. By the time I was out of sight, I started running up the stairs.
I shut the door behind me and sighed.
"Y'know, if you're gonna be part of me for the rest of my life, you need to stop being such a pest." I scolded my tail.
I didn't understand how my tail moved by itself. Since it was attached to me, I thought I would have complete control over its actions. I figured that maybe all dragon's tails were like this and that mine was no different.
I thought of how I'd be able to talk to Lucas. I definately couldn't let him see my tail, and there was no way I could make it invisible so what was I to do?
Just then, it dawned on me: I'd have to stuff it in my pants. It would hurt and it would look like I had a bump the size of my fist growing out but that was the only option.
"I'm sorry, tail. But you're just gonna have to deal with this for now, okay?" I grabbed my tail and stuffed it into my pants. I looked back and noticed the tailhole it left wasn't too big. Lucas might not see it anyways, so what did I have to worry about?
When I was sure everything was okay, I went back downstairs. I found Lucas sitting on the couch.
"Everything alright?" Lucas asked.
"Yeah, I'm fine. Just having bad diarreha."
I walked over to the other side of the couch. As soon as I sat down, Lucas asked, "What's up with your butt?"
"Well there's a big lump sticking out."
"Oh, that! Yeah, I think I might have some kind of hemoroid or something." I tried to make up the best lie I could.
"I don't think they can get that big..." Lucas said.
"Look can we stop worrying about my butt?!" I shouted. I was getting a little aggrivated by it.
"Yeah. Sorry, Titus. So anyways, how's California so far?" Lucas asked.
"Well asides from the fact that I fainted at the shopping center, and that people are saying that I can breathe fire, I'm just great."
Lucas gave me a weird look. I never had a moment where I just fainted like that, and he knew me since we were in preschool so he pretty much knew me better than anyone.
"Well... can you breathe fire?" Lucas asked.
"NOOO!! I'm not a dragon or anything!" I exclaimed.
"Okay, okay. Just checking."
Just then, I could have sworn I heard ripping fabric.
"Oh, you've GOTTA be kidding me." I thought to myself.
I prayed to God that it wasn't my tail. I felt it move up my back. There was nothing I could do now. Any minute, Lucas would discover I have a tail.
I started sweating. I knew there and then that I was doomed. Lucas would think I'm a freak, and knowing him, he'd blab about it to my brother and Jessie, then I'd probably be famous as "The Boy With a Lizard Tail."
Lucas screamed. I prentended not to know what it was.
"Lucas, what's wrong?" I asked.
"Th-th-there's a SNAKE behind you!!" He screamed.
I sighed. "I guess the secret's out..."
Lucas calmed down a little. "What secret?" He asked.
I got up from the coutch amd walked in front of him until only my back was facing him.
"Hey... Titus, there's a tail on your back..." He said, confused.
"I know... it's... my tail." I said quietly.
"YOUR tail?" Lucas asked.
I walked to the kitchen. Lucas followed.
"How'd that happen? You didn't have a tail back in Utah."
"I know that!" I sighed again. "Even I don't know what's happening to me. There have been people saying that I can breathe fire. Then I somehow grow a tail that claims it's a dragon's tail. I don't even know what's gonna happen to me now."
I turned to Lucas. "Please don't tell my brother and the others."
"Why?" Lucas asked. "I think it's pretty cool that you've got a tail."
"Yeah, but will they?! My brother and my sister in law might start to see me as a freak, they might even avoid me." I said sadly.
"All right then. This'll be our secret." Lucas said with a smile.
"Thanks, Lucas. "
We walked back into the living room.
"I have one more question. What did you mean that your tail claimed it's a dragon's tail?"
I explained to Lucas that when I first discovered my tail, it had a mind of its own. It could write, and even spell. Lucas of course, was still amazed.
"WOW! I wish I had a tail that could do all that!" Lucas exclaimed.
Lucas seemed to be excited about my new tail, but I wasn't. Not when it turns out I'll be stuck with this tail for the rest of my life.
Just then, I heard the door start to open. My brother and his family must have returned. I tried to hide my tail underneath the couch cushions. I just hoped that my tailspikes wouldn't leave any holes in the cushions.
The door slowly opened. I was sweating a little, wondering what would happen next.