The Hatching was a grand display. A
lot of dragons were on the sands and in the middle sat this unreal black
dragoness with golden wingtips. Arisen stood in awe. He had once thought he
knew everything, or maybe not everything, but all one man could know at
least. But these dragons were something special.
With ease he dropped back into his regular self. He wasn't used to doubt
himself this much, maybe the fall on his head was to blame.
It had taken another two weeks for him to recover. In that time he had
learned all about the basics of dragons. That was why the first hatchling
confused him. At first it seemed brown, but then it became clear he was
actually part silver. This was very odd. The second was a silver-silver that
chose a girl.
Arisen kept watching as more eggs hatched. Until finally, only 3 eggs left,
his dragon hatched. The little silver-red crooned and struck a pose similar
to the one Arisen was standing in. A pose that told everyone: "don't mess
with me." yet the dragonet was wobbling on his feet and raging with hunger.
"Knock it of Zeveryth!" Arisen said and escorted his bond to the outside
Outside the true oddity of the clutch became apparent to all attending
guests. All dragons were partly silver. A shade in between the Lights and
Nights of Ryslen.
Tales were told at the tables about how they got their name: Ryslen
Twilights. Arisen smiled as he saw one young woman imitating J'lenn when he
had said: "Twilight, it may as well rhyme."
Of course he couldn't stay long. He felt tired and happy at the end of that
day. Maybe he should once go back and thank Plevinon for his interfering.
as you use
the sleepy voice of Zeveryth said.
"How else would I go?"
Arisen laughed and slapped the little red softly on the side. "You tricked
me! I won't be doing potions any time soon."
They were packed and ready to go. Arisen
was a bit sad about leaving Ryslen. But his restless soul couldn't linger
here any longer. There was still so much to see and learn, so much to
Arisen waited for Zeveryth to help him on his back and made himself ready to
take off and go between. Both of them had practised often the last weeks,
ever since Zeveryth was strong enough to fly with a rider they had been
planning their leave. Zeveryth had also sharpened his mental abilities and
could now here lightyears away in the galaxy.
"Yes. Take me away, doesn't matter where."
Zeveryth obliged and jumped to the sky. Barely above the weyrbowl he went
between and they resurfaced high above a vast rainforest.
"Are there dragons here?" asked Arisen.
Arisen shrugged and let Zeveryth fly them closer to his presence. As they
were closing a big volcano Zeveryth saw the presence for the first time.
The woman stood 20 feet tall, her one eye scanning the environment. She
cackeled as they got closer and started shooting fire at them from her
Arisen felt heat close to his head before Zeveryth took them back in the
safety of between. They reappeared above Ryslen.
"Let's stick to dragons and humans, ok?"
Arisen looked up and saw Zeveryth doing
tricks against the light blue sky of a winter afternoon. He was getting big.
They had travelled far and wide, meeting new people seeing new places,
Arisen had hardly noticed Zeveryth was getting adult.
"Because It shows I haven't been paying you enough attention."
"Of course where are we going to find one?"
"How far are they?"
Zeveryth admitted with a soft sigh.
"Can you contact the closest dragons?"
Zeveryth closed one eye and tilted his head.
Arisen waited patiently as his dragon stood there. The light grew darker and
it was night before Zeveryth got through.
And ready to hold a frenzy!"Dragons!
And ready to hold
"Would you like your first flight to be a frenzy?" Arisen asked doubtfully.
Maybe he wanted to choose a female first.
Zeveryth remarked, oddly practical for his behaviour.
"Then Cy it is." Arisen said, jumping on his dragon and leaving for this
mysterious place called Cy.
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