A Dragon Impulse
A letter… that is all it took for my life to be turned upside down. I had to make a decision between a friend and a passion. The choice between keeping that friend or destroying him.
I should explain what happened. On May fourth, 2012, dragons returned to the world. Not all people were a hundred percent human; a bloodline ran in people all around the world the world. This bloodline was of course draconic; for some reason the gene was reactivated in a bunch of random people.
Changing people of all ages, races, and gender into dragons. They are capable of speech and do not eat people for they have kept their intelligence. Still some humans did not trust these creatures, these men and women were called The Hunters.
Standing against the dragons; they only accepted the best fighters to slay these beasts. Claiming that the dragons would rise and destroy humans it left the remaining humans uneasy. How could one not fantasizing about fighting dragons… even if your best friend was one.
"Now the diameter of the circle is B solve for B please Arkos." Mr. Brong an old, white, quadruped dragon; said to my friend. "Please don't call me that Mr. Brong," Arkos asked the teacher. I chuckled looking at my friend; here a seven foot, grey anthro dragon, getting worked up over a name.
"Since you find it so funny, why don't you come up here and explain what you think about humans not being superior anymore." Mr. Brong said smugly pointing at me. I got up from my desk and walked to the front of the class.
Mr. Brong scooted back and urged me to proceed. I looked at the class seeing around thirty dragons and only two humans including myself. "I think that since dragons became the superior race, it means being human is a gift." I announced to the class.
All of the dragons including Mr. Brong started laughing and pointing at me. It reminded me that a couple months ago the idea of being a dragon would have gotten the same response. Mr. Brong wiped his muzzle on a handkerchief and asked "What makes you say that lad?"
I chuckled and said "Because if you are a dragon you can't do this," after I said that I started to do the LMFAO shuffle the best dance move I knew. Mr. Brong snorted and said "So you think we are moving impaired then Cullen?" As he said my name I cringed; the thought of a dragon like him knowing me personally creeped me out.
Mr. Brong laughed in a raspy, hissing voice "Arkos my lad I don't think your friend likes dragons." Arkos sighed and replied "Mr. Brong please just call me Arky," Mr. Brong gave Arky a funny look, and then sighed as the bell rang.
Arky and I were walking home when he said "Dude you really embarrassed me when you exclaimed all that crap to the class." "Lighten up Arky it was a joke okay!" I exclaimed throwing my arms up. Something else was bothering him and I wanted to know what.
"Alright Arky what's up," I asked, he stared down at the ground and said nothing. "I know something's up you never act like this unless something is up." I told him, "Just wait till we get to my place okay." Arky said.
I was not thrilled about going to Arky's house; every time we went there it was all about dragons. As the big change began Arky's parents changed and soon Arky followed. Mr. and Mrs. Tremblow felt sorry that I haven't changed; they felt certain that I was a prime candidate for the change.
The change brought new everything; but the worst was the name changes. Soon as more dragons came the original dragon born dragons came out of hiding. They were really old, most still holding a grudge against humans.
The ancient ones, as they are called now, claimed that dragons of this new age shall shed their human names and take on a new life. Then everyone forgot the new age dragon's names as they were replaced by draconic ones.
Everyone knew that their name was changed but they couldn't recall their previous one. Shortly after Arky had his name changed he asked everyone to call him Arky instead of Arkos. As we walked up the front steps to Arky's house I hung my head in fear of what his parents might have for me today.
The door opened revealing two smiling dragons in the doorway. Mr. Tremblow, or Farkus by his dragon name, said in a cheery tone "Welcome home Arkos," Arky just sighed and said nothing. Farkus was like Arky except since dragons could change from being anthro and full dragon Farkus was always full dragon.
Diran or Mrs. Tremblow was always full dragon too she was a creamy white color; her eyes were deep sea blue. "Hello Cullen, what brings you to our nesting grounds today?" She asked me, "He has been really depressed lately I brought him here to cheer him up." Arky answered for me.
Farkus and Diran moved from the doorway, Arky led the way into the house with me trailing behind him. From the outside the house looked tiny but inside it was massive. It was designed to be like a cave, no rooms, no windows, and all the walls plus the ceiling was made from stone.
Inside was hot and humid. The worst part was there was no furniture, only bare floor and no electricity. "Arky how can you stand living in a cave dude?" I asked, Farkus over heard us and started to chuckle. "Really its more comfortable than you think," Arky replied.
Diran walked over asking "Arkos are you hungry," Arky perked up and said "Yes I am… but please mom, call me Arky." I shifted my weight to my opposite foot and said nothing. "Arkos be happy with who you are and accept what you are." Farkus said.
Calmly Arky told Farkus "I am happy with who and what I am I just like being called Arky." Diran looked at me and said "I am sorry Cullen but we don't have anything to cook the meat with or any human food." I shrugged and said "Its fine I don't feel hungry," Diran gave me a sympathetic look.
We talked for a little while until Arky's mom came back with three freshly killed jackrabbits. Arky ate the rabbits while I practiced my LMFAO shuffle. After he had finished eating I questioned Arky "Okay out with it, what's been bugging you?" Arky swallowed and gave me a hard gaze.
Blood covered his talons and muzzle; it reminded me that if he wanted to he could kill me in a second. "Really it's nothing… it's just stupid," Arky mumbled. Farkus turned his attention to us; he was attentive to what Arky had to say.
Sighing Arky said "Okay we have been friends since… kindergarten?" I nodded and urged him to proceed "Well I'm a dragon… and well you are a… a human." "Somehow I knew this was coming." I said starting to get mad; Arky walked over and went to put his paw on my shoulder, but I flinched away from any contact.
"Look Arky I better get going," I told him; I headed straight for the door. Outside the sun started to set; Arky followed me out and said "Oh come on I meant nothing by it," I shook my head and felt my temper snap. "I CAN'T STAND DRAGONS!!!" I screamed at him.
Arky stopped with his paws up in surrender. Several dragons walking down the street turned and looked at me with disapproval on their muzzles. Quickly I turned and ran into the forest. I found my little camp in a matter of minutes.
With no parents I could live however I wanted. I had no idea who my parents were or even if they were alive. The streets raised me with a harsh hand; I couldn't even go to school until they opened an all access public school.
It never bothered me though; not having parents. To me it seemed like parents didn't let you do anything. Skipping dinner I settled in for the night; I had no idea that my life was going to get thrown out of control.