New Dragon's World
Chapter 1: New Generation
The 10 year old boy walked the halls of his school. School had just let out and he was ready to head home. As he exited the building, he saw his mother's car in the school parking lot. The sight of his mom's car made the little boy smile. He ran towards the car. He opened the door to the car and tossed his bag in. Then he got in himself.
"So how was your day, Drake?" His mom asked.
"It was okay, I guess. Nothing exciting really happens."
Drake's mom turned towards her son.
"C'mon Drake. Why would you say that? And especially on your birthday. Something exciting ALWAYS happens then."
Today was Drake's birthday. He knew he should have been excited but...for some reason, he wasn't. Even at the age of ten, Drake knew his days were always the same: go to school, come home, relax, then off to school the next day. And what was worse for Drake was he had eight years left of school. He always wished for something...a little unordinary. Something to spice up his life.
"Drake." His mom said, starting the car up and driving out of the parking lot.
"Yeah?" Drake asked.
"What if I told you something exciting might happen on your birthday?"
"Like what?" Drake asked, curiously.
"You'll see. You'll see..."
As soon as the mother and son got home, Drake looked over to across the street.
"Drake. Drake, do you see something?" His mom asked.
"Oh. Nah. It's nothing."
"Dad, we're home!" Drake exclaimed as they entered the house.
A tall, blonde haired man, in his early 30's went to greet his son and wife.
"Hi, honey." Drake's mom greeted.
The man and his wife kissed each other on the lips. "Welcome home, Sarah."
The man and his wife were none other than Titus and Sarah. Two of the heroes who defeated the evil dragon, Saulstrance back when they were just kids. For the last 20 years, Titus was able to live his life happily and eventually, settle down and have a family. Drake was Titus' only child and would pester his parents for a little brother or sister. Titus however, didn't know if he wanted to have another kid. Drake was a handful in and of himself.
"Hey hey, Drake. How's my son doing today?" Titus said, affectionately.
"I'm fine, dad. You know what today is?" Drake asked.
"Hm. Now what was today? Hmm. Is it Friday?" Titus asked, jokingly.
"C'mon, dad! It's my birthday!" Drake exclaimed.
"Is it? Well I guess we'll have to do something big for our soon-to-be eleven year old son. Don't you think, Sarah?"
Sarah nodded in agreement. Drake was always happy when his birthdays came. This year, however, he felt like it would be special.
Some time later, after Drake opened his presents, which was mostly action figures and video games, and had cake, the now 11 year old was worn out. Drake drearily dragged himself into bed. After about five minutes, he was sound asleep. As he slept, a lump appeared in the back of his pants. His nightshirt also had two lumps pulling out of it, as if they wanted to be free.
Saturday morning, Drake woke up and headed into the kitchen. His mom and dad were already seated at the table.
"Hey, lil' buddy." Titus greeted his son, rubbing his hair and making it more of a mess than it was from him sleeping.
"Hey, dad. Hey, mom." Drake greeted both his parents.
"So how are you feeling today, Drake?" His mom asked.
"I feel fine!" Drake exclaimed with a wide smile.
"You know, Drake." Titus began. "There WAS one more present we had for you." Titus explained.
"What was it?" Drake asked.
"Look at your back."
Drake turned around and looked down. His eyes widened. He had a fully developed, lizard like tail growing out of his back. And if that wasn't weird enough, he also had two leathery wings pretruding from his shoulders. Surely enough, these new appendages were real.
"MOM, DAD! I'M TURNING INTO A MONSTER!!!" Drake screamed in fear.
"Drake, you're not becoming a monster." Titus said, trying to calm his son down.
"I'm not?" Drake asked, dumbfounded.
"No. Drake, it's time I tell you the truth about your heritage."
"What?" Drake asked.
Titus stood up and, before his son's eyes, began to change into a dragon.
Drake just sat there, wide eyed, his mouth hanging open as he looked in surprise at his father's true shape. No words were spoken. Not by Drake, or his parents.
"D-Dad. You're a..."
"Yes, Drake. This is my real form. I'm a dragon." Titus explained to his young son.
"Then...then of you're a dragon, then what am I?" Drake asked.
"You're a half-dragon, Drake. A half-dragon is a human with half of a dragon's blood in them. If one of the half-breed's parents is a dragon and the other a human, then that child will be part human and part dragon. They'll take on a human form, but have dragon parts like wings or a tail, just like you." Titus explained some more.
"So then my tail and my wings are from you, dad?" Drake asked.
"And you're finned ears." Titus added.
Drake wondered about that. He brought his hands to his ears and felt them. Surely enough, he DID have two elagantly finned ears growing from his head.
"Wow..." Drake said in wonder and amazement.
"So, what do you think, Drake?" Titus, still in his dragon form asked.
A smile appeared on Drake's face. His smile growing wider. He couldn't believe it. His parents always told him he was different but he never knew what they meant.
"I love this, dad. It's so cool! I can't wait to show my friends!"
"No, Drake! You can't!"
"Why not?" Drake asked.
"Your friends wouldn't understand. They might think you're wierd if you say your dad's a dragon." Sarah explained.
"Alright, then." Drake said, a little dissapointed. To him, if this was such a cool thing, why would he have to keep his new heritage secret.
"Still, this is so cool!" Drake said, feeling happy again.
"Happy birthday, son." The boy's parents said.
What would be next for Drake? What would be told of the events yet to come. Drake's story is only just beginning.
TO BE CONTINUED