Why I have taken it offI am sorry, but I have taken this story off qfeast because it is going to be the second or third book of the Dragon Princess series that I am going to publish.
This is the first chapter of the first book in the Dragon Princess series:
Chapter One: A Dragon Throwing Fireballs
For the longest time, Lucina had wished for her life to be normal. But, it seemed as if it would never be so. Some time ago, she and four of her friends had discovered that they possessed special powers. However, they had also discovered that there was an organization trying to take control of the powers that the four of them possessed. It was this organization’s very existence that prompted them to explore their powers more, so that the mysterious organization wouldn’t be able to take control of them easily.
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“So...what are we going to do now? We have been waiting for something to happen for months, and still...nothing,” Jade asked exasperatedly to her four friends as they sat in the school cafeteria one day during lunch.
“I don’t know, Jade. Believe me, we would all like some more proof when it comes to this mysterious organization. But, alas, we have very little proof, and until something happens I think it will stay that way,” Lucina regretfully replied.
The five friends sat in silence for a few minutes, contemplating this. Helena was about to say something when there was a terrifyingly loud explosion originating from down the hall. The four of them spun around as quickly as they could and raced toward where they heard the blast.
When they arrived on the spot where the blast had originated, they discovered that the blast wasn’t caused by anything man-made, but by a fireball that left no residue. The fireball had blown a hole in the wall, and it was from that hole that the four friends glimpsed the immense, golden dragon that filled the sky.
Jade gasped in awe at the sight, and squeaked in a helium-like voice, “Oh my God, magic is real. We aren’t crazy.” With that, she promptly fainted.
“Okay...well that was strange.” Helena observed.
“Which part: the huge golden dragon trying to destroy the school or the fact that Jade actually fainted?” Lucina asked sarcastically.
Helena looked back and forth between the dragon and Jade, and answered, “Both.”
“Yeah,” Annalyse said, “This is going to be a really strange day, isn’t it?”
“I think so, Ann,” Lucina replied.
It was then that the huge dragon filling the sky started to speak. “I do not mean you any harm. However, if you do not hand over our five queens, I will destroy this school and everything around it.”
The principal came out of the school, asking questions as always. “Who are these supposed queens? We did not steal from you, if that is what you are getting at.”
“Fool! You know exactly what I am talking about! There are five of our queens attending your school, all in human form. They must come with me now, as the queendom is in dire need of their help.” The huge beast nodded his head, as if that was settled, and turned to go. When he realized that there wasn’t anyone following him, he roared, “Well? What is taking so long? Send them out!”
By now, everyone was terrified and fearing for their lives. Students and teachers alike were yelling, screaming, and rampaging throughout the school. The four friends, well, those of them that hadn’t fainted that is, gazed at each other and the chaos around them. It was as if everything outside their circle of five friends was happening in slow motion, and they were having a hard time comprehending everything that was happening.
“Silence!” the dragon roared. “If you truly do not know of the queens’ identities, I will tell you.” By this time, Jade was fully conscious, and staring in wonder at everything that was going on, from the most calm and clear-headed of teachers screaming their heads off, to the very fact that their principal was conversing with a dragon. “The names of the dragon queens are as follows: Lucina Merryweather, Jade Amaya, Helena Rinehart, Clair Solstice, and Annalyse Leclair.”
The five friends looked at each other in shock, and as one walked out of the hole in the building toward where the principal was speaking with the great golden dragon. “Um...you wanted to see us?” Annalyse asked the enormous dragon nervously.
“Ah, the I great queens. It is a pleasure to see you alive and well. Your mother was very worried when the five of you jumped through the portal, but I see that her worries were all for naught. Tell me, do you remember anything of where you are from, of your past as dragon queens?”
“Um...no. But I think that I would know if I was a dragon,” Jade answered sarcastically.
No one responded for a minute or so, but then the dragon replied, “I am not quite sure that you would, Queen Jade. You see, when you and your sisters jumped into that portal to save yourselves from being killed by the enemy invaders, you were trapped in there for almost a thousand years. It was only in the year two thousand, during the change of millennium, that you were able to break out of the time paradox. You broke out, but at a price: you did not remember anything of your pasts. For your own safety, the
five of you were separated and placed into different homes. We were alerted to your whereabouts when you all reached the age of fourteen. Around a thousand years ago, that was when—”
“Children came of age. Yes, yes we know all about the traditions and practices of the times of old.” Lucina interrupted impatiently. “What we are really interested in is the fact that a few months ago we each discovered that we possess powers like control over fire and water. Is that due to the fact that we are dragon queens, or is it something else entirely?”
“You were always the inquisitive one, High Queen Lucina. But I am afraid that you will have to wait a little longer for the answers to your questions. As you can imagine, we do not want even a few of the many secrets of our race to be leaked to human media. Now, if you would be so kind as to climb up my claw and onto my back, I will take you back to the queendom.” It took awhile, but eventually the enormous dragon was able to stretch his claw out far enough so that the five friends were able to start the climb onto the dragon’s back.
Climbing the great dragon was like nothing the fiveyoung girls had ever done before. For one thing, it was the most agonizingly difficult climb any of them had ever done, yet at the same time it was during that climb that the five of them saw the most beautiful and amazing sights that they would ever see. It was as if the great beast had slept on a pile of gems for a thousand years. Billions of precious gems and crystals adorned his great, golden hide, some of which were embedded within his very skin.
Once the wonder and difficulty of the climb was over, however, the friends took in a view unlike what any human had seen in history. They were literally looking down through the clouds at their school, with all of its students and staff standing on the school lawn, gazing up at them with awe, disbelief, and wonder. It seemed as if they could stand there forever, never tiring of the sight that lay before their eyes. But, alas, the great dragon once again intervened, flying them away from the school the five of them had been attending for the last three years and off into the light of the noonday sun.