Chp.1. How I was born
I was born on the second winter month,the sixth day after the black moon. In my tribe, it is a sign of luck. Not for me. Like all dragons, I came from an egg, produced by my mother: Queen Fiora of Flames, daughter of Sire Silveste of Flames. And my dad, my dear dad is His Majesty, King Lockflame of The Volcano. He was ruler of the fire dragon tribe. Even though he hated me, I loved him.
My siblings were a pride in the tribe compared to me. Most dragons said they were the finest kin a king had in generations. They were all healthy and their scales were the appropriate colours. My brothers scales were many variation of red, orange and yellow. My sisters inherited the bronze scales of my mom though Lizarna's were a pinch redder.
There were celebrations the seven days before our eggs hatched. And dragons from every tribe came to give presents to my mom and dad. The day of our birth, we had been placed in the middle of the arena. Every dragon was roaring in excitement. The royal family was sitting just in front of the eggs. My mom heard the fist crack from the eggs and ordered the assembly to become silent. Every body stopped chatting and a heavy silence washed over the arena. Everybody held their breath. My brothers popped their heads out first followed by my sisters. Every body started whispering when finally I came out. An even heavier silence welcomed me to the world. Why? Well, I'm black.
Chp.2. My young life
Every dragon knows the legend of Polickum, the white dragon that defeated the evilest dragon of all : Sinistro, the black dragon. It happened two billion years ago. We called that age : Sinistro's golden age. He was so powerful an army full would die when he looked at them. Now,that is a myth but he was powerful. Dragons were his slaves. And then, Polickum, a young albino dragon decided to take him on. You can guess the rest of the story but Polickum beat Sinistro and dragons now think black scaled dragons are evil. I was immediately the subject on everybody's tongue. "A black dragon!","Will Sinistro rise again?" or "Don't you remember, Sinistro said that he would come back!". I was also called Sinistro's daughter eventhough my real name was Sashanina which means black in my language.
My parents ,especially my mom, did not want to throw me away but if they did not, the people might revolt. Now they say they were forced to but I don't believe them. They threw me away. To be fair, I don't know how I survived but I think I glided to safety. I think I was also very lucky. A carcass of a dear half eaten was left for me. I also was a quick learner. I stayed three days in the forest before I learned to fly. My siblings couldn't even glide yet! I was also quite stubborn. My parents would bring me deeper and deeper in the forest but I came back every time. My parents, after 20 times, finally gave up on the idea of throwing me away but they still hated me and they kept it a secret. My dad especially. He made all my siblings hate me. I was many times bullied, my brothers were stronger than my sisters but I was premature. I'd beat them easily. When my dad would see this he'd hit me and scratch me. I also learned how to climb and run quickly to escape my brothers who had invented a game called "catch the black rabbit". I was "the black rabbit". When I'd hear them, I would climb up the walls of the royal cavern and hang from a stalactite. Polucol, my brother with the finest nose, would smell me and alert the others. They would stay jumping up at me but never got me. When I had enough, I would slide myself to the next stalactite.
Chapter .3. My gem
Every dragon has a gem on their forehead. You normally get it at 100 year old. Well, like I said I am premature. I got it at 50 years. It happened the day of our birthday. Every body was celebrating. I had a constant headache that I thought was caused by the noise of the celebration. To calm my headache, I would go to the royal library and read about the history of the dragon land. I think the servants did it purposely because books about Polickum and Sinistro were left on the seats. The servants were very superstitious. When they passed me in the corridors, they would do the circle in hand signal which would apparently chase evil away. They would also ad poliflowers which should scare devils. In the legend, Polickum gives Sinistro a poliflower and it weakens Sinistro. They thought I would die. Well that never happened.
I had just gone to the library. My head was throbbing painfully. I walked to my private cavern. I opened the sun window and lied down on my fur bed. I was about to close my eyes when a blazing pain spread through my head. I shrieked in pain. I reached my paw to dull the pain and I felt something warm trickle down my head. I knew it was blood. Something hard was being pushed out of my head. That's when my mom entered the cave.
"Sashanina, what is happening?she said." Oh my! You are getting your gem!"
My mom was surprised. One, a dragonling normally gets their gem at 100 years and second, my gem was coming out in a very brutal way.
"Mom...help,"I muttered out of breath.
But she did not do anything. She was staring straight at me,fear in her eyes. That's when I realized I was surrounded by a halo of purple light. The pain came back, stronger this time. I cried again and the wall I was facing exploded.
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