I was never a happy person in life but it got worse as time went on. Everyday it seemed like everyone was getting it better than me and all I could do was stand by watching. Work was a drag everyday I had to work the late shifts and early morning shifts… trust me not a good combination. My boss was always a jerk greeting me everyday "Why the hell are you so late… I am knocking an hour off your paycheck for today." The truth was I was never late I was early in fact.
Many people told me I should take a break and let all of my emotions come out instead of taking it everyday for "bad" things could happen. I didn't care though why should I worry what could happen… oh I could have a stroke, at the time I didn't care. Life was miserable yet no one seemed in as bad of shape as I was, but I am here to tell you what happened to me.
The day started as it usually did for me; my shrill alarm went off at five-thirty A.M. awaking me from what little sleep I could get. "Stupid freaking boss had to give me early shift again," I cursed as I rose from bed. The coffeepot announced that it was creating coffee to power me through the morning. "At least I have that," I thought to myself and walked to the bathroom. Quickly I did my business and jumped in the shower; the cold water revived me just enough for me to wash and get out.
Upon getting out of the shower I reached for my towel and quickly dried off. I entered my room like a robot that I was in my usual routine. Put on clothes, comb hair, go get coffee, and sit down to read the newspaper till I have to go to work. That is my life in the morning and it never changes… well until that fateful morning anyways. "Well same stuff in the news… politics can't agree again… big surprise there," I commented seeing another argument that was going on and we were hoping that the government would finally solve but no such luck.
"Why so you ssssssssstay like thissssss if you feel the urge to essssssscape thisssssss life?" A deep, hissing voice in my head asked; now for those of you wondering *has this guy gone insane?* I cannot disapprove that and yet I cannot say that I am insane at the same time. "I stay like this because I have no other option." I thought back; I heard chuckling then a reply came "Oh but I am here to give you a gift… one that I know you will like." Surprisingly I was not freaked out by what the voice was saying… matter of fact I was thrilled by this "gift" thing.
I continued to sit and mentally asked "What kind of gift are we talking about?" I waited for what seemed like forever before finally receiving an answer "Oh but it issssssssss already sssssssssssstarted." Suddenly after the voice spoke I felt sick to my stomach and quickly I rushed to the bathroom. Vomit cascaded out of my mouth before I could reach the toilet. Following the volley of barf was tremendous pain that knocked me onto my knees. My mouth felt as if it were on fire; teeth erupted from my gums as new sharper ones replaced them.
Fabric tightened around me as I started to out grow my clothes; my tailbone pushed out and ripped through the skin spraying blood everywhere. Muscle, skin, and scales grew on my new tail; the scales proceeded up from my tail and started to cover all of my skin. I felt my shirt tare and fall to the floor as two new "arms" grew from my back; a deep red membrane grew with the new limbs on my back. My index and thumb receded back into my hands as they became paws. My shoes became too tight and tore as my feet changed into digigrade paws.
Dark black claws pushed out of my new paws leaking more blood onto the floor. Spines that matched the color of my claws sprouted down my back to the end of my tail; a large spike ended my tail and it looked like it some weird blade. My hair fell out and scales covered my head then with a sickening *CRUNCH* my face started elongating to form a muzzle. I thought I was done but not just yet… I vomited again but this time blood was the only thing that came out.
I stopped after I was positive all of my human blood was gone and I could feel my draconic ichor replacing the lost blood. Slowly I walked on all fours to the mirror and what I saw still scares me today. I had grown to at least eight feet from tail to muzzle and dark red scales covered me. Black scrutes protected my stomach and stopped at the base of my tail. I was wondering "What the hell am I," when the voice said "Well isssssssn't it obviousssssssssss you wanted a ssssssimpler life and in order to do that I gave you a form that fitssssssss you perfectly."
My thought process had been temporarily shut down but suddenly came back when the realization hit me. "I'm a… a… dragon… no NO NO NO NO NO!!!" I screamed in my head as I stared at myself in the mirror. The voice became more sinister and I could tell it took pleasure out of my suffering. "Oh you got what you assssssssked for and yet you are sssstill not pleassssssssssed… how ungrateful but I could care lessssssssss." Anger washed over me as the voice teased me and I roared; I scared myself realizing that I had lost my ability for human speech.
"Calm yoursssssself… really now all you have to do is leave thissssssss pathetic life of yoursssssss and sssstart the one you have been craving for." It said; but I was not going down without a fight so I yelled back in my mind "Give me back my old life now you evil creature and get out of my head!!!" I was surprised when I heard a *POP* and standing next to me was the most demonic dragon I had ever seen. He was covered in black scales, with red horns, fangs that dripped a deadly toxin, and his wings were torn in several places. Unlike me he could walk on two legs making him an anthro… I will not lie I became very jealous of this.
"Who… are… you," I asked and was surprised to see I could talk again. "HA HA HA HA… you ask who I and you so rudely told me to leave your mind… ah forget it my name is legendary for I am FELICIO king of all nightmares!!!" he announced with pride prominent in his voice. "Pleassssssssssse change me back… I wasssssss wrong, I love my life give it back to me." I begged and tears started to fall from my eyes; Felicio was unimpressed with me beg for mercy as he stood and chuckled. My voice had changed so much making it impossible to even sound like me and to top it all off I hissed now.
The demonic nightmare dragon walked over and whispered into my fin-like ear "I will never change you back… I want you to ssssssssee what you have desssssired for your entire life. You wissssssssshhhhhhhed for peace and to be rid of human contact… now here is your chance take it and go." The way he said it made me feel… better; I wanted to run out of my house and fly. A cave… yes that sounded delightful… then I could hunt and live in peace.
My human mind was lost to a more feral one and I crashed through my back sliding glass door. "FINALLY I AM FREE!!!" I roared as I flew away into the night never to be seen again. Felicio chuckled at his new creation… this was only the beginning of his new reign. Soon unexpecting humans everywhere were going to experience his powers and gifts. Soon he was going to revert the world into what it was before the humans came into being. Those were good times… so the question is "Will you be next?"