It's a Dragon's World
Pt. 6 Titus Earns His Wings
"Doulstraz, huh?" I asked.
"What do you not like that name?" Angela asked.
"Actually.. I think it's a pretty cool name." I responded with a smile.
My tail bobbed around happily.
"Looks like my tail likes that name too."
I broke my attention away from my tail for a sec.
"So what am I supposed to do now? Just stay in this cave?" I asked.
"Unfortuately, you don't have much of a choice, Doulstraz. You can go out at night though. No one should see you."
"How won't they?! I don't have wings yet!" I excliamed.
"You never know..." Angela said with a devilish, draconic smirk.
I yawned. I didn't realize I only got a few hours of sleep. All these revelations made it difficult to think about sleep.
"Tired, Doulstraz?" Angela asked.
"Yeah. I'm going to bed."
"Okay. Good night, Doulstraz." Angela said, warmly.
I found a nest, just perfect for sleeping in. Since the nest was rounded, I slept curled up into a ball. My tail just hung there as the only thing that wasn't curled up.
As I slept, I dreamt about what was happening in Utah. I wondered how my other friends were. I wondered what happened to my old house. I wondered what happened to my parents.
I woke up with a fright. It was the same dream. I thought to myself.
I brought my head to my knees and sobbed a little. It was the same dream as the ones I've been having since I came to California.
I stopped sobbing for a sec. My legs felt strange. They felt... scaly. I got up, otu of my "bed" and walked to where there was more light. It looked as if CLAWS were growing out of my toes. My pinkie toe and my big toe were missing, leaving only three toes on each foot. I noticed on the back of my feet, there was a single claw. My feet had green scales growing on them. The scales were goring up all the way to my mid section. I knew that couldn't be good. I pulled my pants down and was shocked at what I saw.
"Did THAT have to go?" I thought to myself.
My mid section had scutes growing from it. The scutes continued, all the way to my stomach. It seemed they came from my tail as well.
I noticed my feet were larger than before. The bones in my legs looked as if they repositioned themselves. My leg bones now faced backwards. My legs also looked as if they had more muscle in them. It also appeared as if I had gained a little bit of height, however I still wasn't as tall as I previously was.
That wasn't the only new addition to me. I felt my back. Two new appendages were sticking out. I had grown a pair of WINGS! I was actually very excited. I tried flapping my wings to see if they worked. I hovered above the ground for a split second. then my wings gave out.
"Looks like I've got a bit of practicing to do with these guys." I said, somewhat proudly.
Angela walked in. She was in her dragon form.
"So I see the little dragon's got his wings." Angela said.
"Yep." I smiled. "And I've got digitigrade feet."
"I've gotta say, Doulstraz. You're turning out to look like a pretty cute hatchling."
I blushed a little. I knew I wasn't fully dragon yet, but hearing that just made me feel like maybe the transformation won't be so bad.
"Th-Thanks, Angela." I said, looking down at the ground, embarrassed.
"So what are you going to do now?' Angela asked.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"It's already night time. Since most people are asleep, you're free to wander around California."
"I think I'm going to go back to my brother's house." I said.
"Doulstraz, are you sure?"
"My friend, Lucas will understand. Adults don't understand stuff like this as well as us, kids do. And my nephew and neice would just blab about seeing me halfway through my dragon transformation. Lucas is my only hope." I explained.
"What are you going to tell him?" Angela asked.
"I'm gonna tell him to tell my brother and the others not to worry about me, and that I'll return soon. There's some stuff I have yet to do."
"...I see." Angela said.
"This'll also give me a chance to try out my wings." I said with a wide grin.
I walked out the door to the shop. Then I opened my wings and flew off, towards my brother's house.
In less than a half an hour, I made it to my brother's house. I saw lucas, sitting on the couch. I waited until my brother and his kids were upstairs. Then I knocked on the sliding glass door.
Lucas got off the couch and came outside.
I covered his mouth before anyone could hear. I told him not to yell or anything.
"What happened to you, Titus? Why are you so small now? And what's with your legs?"
"I'm turning into a dragon. I'm at least midway through my transformation." I tried to explain.
"So why are you small then? If you're becoming a dragon, shouldn't you be as tall as a house or something?" Lucas asked.
"That's the thing. When my transformation's finished, I'm gonna be a child dragon. I'll be at least the size of a dog from what I heard."
"Heard form who?" Lucas asked.
"I'll tell you later. I need you to pass on a message." I explained.
"Okay. What's the message?" Lucas asked.
"Tell my brother and his family not to worry about me. I'll be back. But I have stuff to do right now."
"Okay. Anything more my dragon friend." Lucas said.
I unfurled my wings again.
"Wait!" Lucas exclaimed.
"What's up?" I asked.
"When you become a dragon, will you still remember us?" Lucas asked.
I thought about that myself. I didn't know how to respond. I simply replied, "I'm not too sure myself."
I again unfurled my wings and flew off, into the sky. I waved goodbye to Lucas. Maybe, this would be the last time I ever saw them.
I saw Angela flying through the sky too. She dove down.
"I'm proud of you, Doulstraz. Don't worry. You WILL see your friend and family again."
I was happy knowing that I'd still see them but right now, I was more happy about this. I thought becoming a dragon would be a bad thing, but now, I was more excited than ever.
I closed my eyes and imagined myself as a dragon. "Yeah. Being a dragon. That'll be SO cool." I said to myself. I snickered to myself a little.
"You say something, Doulstraz?" Angela asked.
"Nah. Just thinking to myself."
We flew back to the shop. I wondered what would await me as my transformation continued. Lucas, Jackie, Kyle, Ben, Jessie. Please...wait for me.