was a boy with blond hear and light bleu eyes. He was 20 years old and worked as
a fisherman at the harbour. He helped his parents with the job. They were both
very nice. They would do anything for there only child.
He himself thought that fishing was a horrible thing for the fishes. He loved
the dolphins and being on water. He disliked the fact that he had to catch the
When he had some time to spare, he would sail to a disserted island and sit on
the beach, till it became dark. He would look at the sea, how it would silently
He had always liked the sea. He loved that the sea could be so peaceful, almost
listening to all that moved on land one moment and an other moment destroying
I’m going out again. I think there are some good fishes to catch today..’
‘But there’s a storm coming..’ His
mother looked worried at him.
‘Don’t worry mother, I’ll be back before it
He gave his mother a kiss and left. He took some fruit with him and prepared the
sails. He take a look at the sky and he felt the wind, it was already getting
stronger than this morning.
He thought of getting back, but didn’t. He didn’t know why... He just felt
better going on the sea than staying at home.
Because of the wind, he mad a good speed. He went further than he wanted to go.
He cached some fishes and always said some sort of sorry. He should really get
another job. Maybe he could go to the dolphin-trainers. That would be better for
him, then he wouldn’t have to kill any poor animals.
He liked that idea. If he got back, the sky was dark of clouds and the wind blew
rain in his face, he would go to them.
He decided that it became to hard to handle the storm and headed back home.
should have been there by now.’ Daervin
said to himself.
‘I didn’t go wrong did I? No don’t think
But what he didn’t knew was that he had drifted away from his normal course.
He was somewhere where he had never been before. He felt scared, but he pushed
the fear away from his thoughts. He had to be clear of mind to get back in one
The sea had turned in a monster. The sea threw him in the air and than he landed
hard back on the sea. The rain fell heavily down now, and that wind. It howled,
like there were spirits that screamed in his ear.
He shivered.. It was so cold. He looked at the sea. He still loved it,
strangely. He loved to see it like this. It was the first time he was in a storm
and he wondered how he had stayed so calm during it. A normal person would have
there was such a heavy wave, he fell of it and couldn’t climb back in. He was
sucked under the water and spined around like a little toy of the sea. He
wasn’t scared, no, he felt so mighty. He knew that the sea was powerful, but
this was beyond his wildest dreams. The power, it had no mercy. He needed to
breath. He tried to go above, but he couldn’t.. He tried, his need for air
became more. He needed it so bad. He tried and tried, but he couldn’t get up.
It became dark before his eyes.
opened his eyes. The sun shined, no cloud in the sky, he saw some palm trees on
the beach, it was all so peaceful here. ‘Is
‘Not really. You’re at Beach Shards Weyr.’ A
voice said to him
‘I’m sure that you’re an angel..’ Daervin
looked at the girl that stood over him.
‘Come on, try to stand up. How did you come
He tries to site up. The world turns, but he didn’t let it see to the girl. ‘I
don’t remember.. I was fishing.. Then there was a terrible storm...’
The girl looked at him. ‘You
must be hungry..’
He looked at the girl. She gave him a hand and helped him up. He was glad that
‘Thank you.’ He
‘Have you ever seen a dragon?’
‘Yes, but only in the air...’
‘Then this is your chance. There is a hatching in
‘Yes, and I think that they are looking for
another candidate to.’
‘Could you bring me there? I would love to see
‘I was going there to watch. Come on, follow me!’ She left. He almost needed
to ran after her in the beginning, he was still a bit groggy after that storm.
But after a while he could walk past her as a normal person, not almost running.
girl talked the whole way to the Weyr. Didn’t she stop at all? It didn’t
even matter that he answered or not. She was probably to exited.
‘There it is!' She
pointed at the south. She started to run. He tried to follow. But she was to
quick. He didn’t like that. Beaten by a girl... He looked at her. Then he
walked at the weyr.
entered and he saw a lot of dragons. Green dragons, blue, gold, ....
‘Where can I go to become a candidate?’
‘It doesn’t work like that.’ A
tall man answered. He looked down at Daervin. The man had dark hear and brown,
almost black eyes.
‘But How then?’
‘I’ll ask if you can be a candidate.’ He
left without saying an other word and didn’t gave Daervin a chance to answer
or say thanks.
stood there for a while, looking at the dragons and all the people that were all
going in one direction. When he started to think the man had forgotten about him
he came back.
‘If you want, you can be a candidate. They was
one more space left. Your lucky.’
‘This isn’t the first time I was lucky.’ Daervin
answered, thinking of the storm.
‘Follow me, so that you can prepare yourself.’
He followed the tall man and after he changed his clothes, he entered the
hatching grounds. The eggs were already rocking.
took some time, but then it was Dearvins time to be bonded. It was a huge brown
and everybody turned quiet for a moment. It was the most beautiful dragon that
Dearvin had ever seen and it seemed that it was going to bond with him. But
there was another male candidate next to him. What if the brown was looking at
But then Dearvin heard Mordinaíïth saying: “I
may not be able to sail with you, but we can always try to save the fish, Daervin.
I am Mordinaiith.” Dearvin
was happy. He smilled at the dragon and they both left to get some food for his
He knew that having a brown would be so much more fun than sailing. He didn't
care about his boat or other things. He just carred about his Brown being taken
care of propperly.
impressed at Calyeni