only a couple more chapters to go in this (I told you it would be short) But don't worry, as ive said, there will be a few more stories after this one.
Chapter 11- Friends of a different allegiance
Ill tell you about Saturday now, The day my life Changed from what I used to be, to what I am now, you see just because I had just undergone vigorous training, doesn’t mean I was any stronger in my will to use I wish I was, this all could have been avoided with a little more self confidence. I will start from the morning. I had invited Schwayne over. ‘Today, I will reveal my secret’ I thought. He came over with a large sports bag. Peculiar I thought, but I didn’t think much more of it.
“I have something I have to tell you” He said to me but kind of nervously. He also seemed to be looking around nervously as well.
“Ironic cause I have something that I am dying to show you” I replied back laughing.
“Yeah Ok, but Ill show you my just secret before its time to go home.”
“Ok” I said “But I bet my secret blows yours right out of the water”
“Well its gonna have to be a pretty good one” he replied. We both laughed.
He had brought his laptop over and we began to play LAN games, it was a fun day, but if only I knew what was about to happen next, If I knew it was inevitable, I would have made the most with our situation, our friendship at that time. At about 12:00 on that day, we paused our games so that we could have lunch. We walked down to the local McDonalds in order to purchase our daily sustenance. When we returned it was about 2:00pm. We watched T.V. for an hour. Then we went back to Playing Network Games.
It was about 5:00 Pm, and we had just finished a map of battlefield 2. I was growing nervous, yet excited thinking of the time that I would reveal my secret. Schwayne was on the other side of the room. Suddenly, we heard a loud crash from outside. I was a littler too engrossed in the game so I didn’t really notice it. Schwayne did though.
“Hey what was that?” He asked anxiously staring at his sports bag.
“Uh I dunno I replied.” Then there was another, louder crash, and something came crashing through the roof of our house. It was a dragon, not just any dragon either, The Australian Dragon!!!
“You I cried”
“Hey I got the word that there were some huntsclan members that I could trash here!”
“What? I replied”
“You? You are part of the huntsclan?” He laughed “This is gonna be fun now”
“Wait, no what?” I asked
Suddenly from behind the Australian dragon, a figure in a Ninja uniform without the mask attacked him knocking him over. It was Schwayne!!
“Sorry Dude, He told me I wanted to tell you, I know trhis doesn’t make sense now, but ill explain”
“What?” I asked I had a general idea of what was going on, yet at the same time, I was shocked and confused. Why did the Australian Dragon accuse me of being a huntsclan member? Actually he shouldn’t even know me at all, he has never seen my non dragon form.
“Hah, My skills are far too great for 2 Huntsclan apprentices” The Australian Dragon bragged. He let out a huge breath of fire, setting my room on fire.
Schwayne came running towards me. “Hey mate, we have to get out of here”
I knew I should probably turn dragon and fight off the Australian dragon, but I didn’t know how I could bare to do it in front of schwayne, now that I knew he was a huntsclan member. I coughed due to the flames. The fire was spreading fast, I knew Schwayne was right, I had to evacuate my house.
“Cmonn, lets go” Schwayne said to me. At that moment, The Australian Dragon took advantage of Schwaynes concern for me, by whipping out a rope, tackling schwayne to the ground while he was focused on me and tying him up.
“Damn, caught” Schwayne yelled. “Run Atecom Run”
I was paralysed for a second.
“Your next” He then said to me.
“Hey wait" I complained, but as quick as a flash before I could do anything, he had swiped at me with his claws, and I was knocked out.
Post by dragoondart on Mar 24, 2006 19:25:09 GMT -5
Gah, (in case you haven't noticed I like saying gah) another great chapter form the land of Atecom. Anyways I have one Question "We walked down to the local McDonalds in order to purchase our daily sustenance"
Is McDonalds actually goood over there because in America it sucks...
Heres my second last chapter (Oh except there will be a short epilogue as well)
Chapter 11- The Trial
I awoke in a dark room. My head was spinning. I was on a hard concrete floor. I turned onto my back and stared into the darkness for a while, getting my eyes adjusted to the dark. I sat up. I still felt a little dazed. ‘Where am I?’ I wondered. I looked to the side. There were bars around me. ‘Damn I must be in a cell of some sort’ I guessed. I shakily stood up. I almost fell over, so I had to frantically wave my arms a little to regain my balance. I then clumsily edged my way towards the side of the bars. I grabbed them and peered out into a dark hallway.
A voice suddenly rose from nearby. “Oy, why didn’t ya tell me it was you ya dumb dragon”
Joseph Nerk suddenly came into view.
“Huh? Joseph What.. What? Why are you here?”
“Oh gosh your dumb, Don’t you get it? Its me The Australian dragon”
It all made sense now.
“Where am I” I asked
“Your in the holding chambers of the dragon council awaiting your trial”
“You know, cause you were associating with a huntsclan member and as a dragon, that’s a big no no”
“Yeah, A big No no” Rose a voice from behind. It was Fred, Joseph’s younger brother.
“Oy Fred, Go back to Mum and Dad, you shouldn’t be here” Joseph instructed.
He didn’t bother to wait to see if Fred would leave, he continued talking
“The dragon council will decide your fate” He continued. “I hope they boot you from the dragon order” He laughed.
2 Dragon guards then emerged in the hallway.
“Your time of judgement is upon you.” Joe Laughed
‘Man, If it weren’t for these bars, Id do, I don’t know what I would do’. I thought to myself. The 2 Dragon guards then stopped at my cell and opened the door. One then grabbed my arms and attached unbreakable chains.
“Come with us” They said in unison.
I wasn’t game to struggle, so I followed them. Joe followed us. The guards led me down a hallway, Up some stairs, across a bridge, into what looked like some sort of small arena. Dragons had gathered from all over to watch this trial for some reason, They looked like they didn’t even care about what it was for. At the other end of the Arena, there was a large bench, with the Dragon council standing behind. The guards led me to the centre of the small arena, then undid my chains. They then left me there. Joe went off to the side of the arena.
“Approach the bench” A loud voice boomed. The crowd watching the trial fell silent. I feebly approached the bench, looking very nervous.
The head councillor spoke up (I never learned their names, I barely ever visited Draco island, and when I did, it seemed that they wanted to have little to do with me) “You are called here today Atecom For us to decide your punishment for your accused crime, we of course speak of your association with that huntsclan scum.”
I was a little annoyed at them calling schwayne that.
The next councillor spoke up.
“What do you have to say for yourself?”
“Uh, I swear it was an accident I didn’t know he was huntsclan”
“We believe this to be true and we have already factored this in. As we believe you to be of no harm to the dragon council, we will be lenient. We offer you a choice.”
“A Choice?” I responded.
“Yes, 2 options. One of them, all is forgiven and forgotten. You are released and the dragon council never speaks of this again. The other option, You are banished from the dragon order, We take your powers away, and you will be locked away in the Holding Cells till you’re an old man”
“Uhh, Nice choices” I replied
“Silence” The head councillor replied. “You cannot make this choice through words, but through actions”
“Uh.. Actions?” I replied
“Yes, You see what you do here determines your future. All you have to do to redeem yourself and take the first option is..”
A light on the other side of the arena suddenly came on, revealing Schwayne Tied up against the post.
“What, Schwayne!!” I yelled
He looked at me, he must have known I was a dragon. He looked battered and bruised”
The dragons watching started cheering.
“What have you done to him???” I yelled at the dragon council
“Nothing as bad as what your about to do to him, cause you see, for you to go free, you must kill that Hunts Scum, else you get locked up…”
Well here is the last chapter, but stick around, there will be an epilogue and a preview of what will happen in 'Atecom the dragon 2'- Black Conspiracies
Caution Viewer discression is advised for this chapter - Moderate level violence and light level lamnguage (Just words like bloody)
Chapter 12- The final Showdown
I stood there, looking at the place where Schwayne was being held. The crowd of dragons fell silent, leaving the arena with an eerie atmosphere. All the dragons were quiet, waiting in anticipation for what my decision would be. I stood there. I had no idea what I was to do. I couldn’t kill Schwayne, but I couldn’t bear to face a life of captivity either. I put my hands up to my head. ‘What should I do?’ I wondered to myself. ‘d**n, If I were braver like my grandfather, id cut Schwayne out of there right now and stick it to the dragon council. But how could I fight the entire dragon council?
I stood looking at Schwayns. I couldn’t look him in the eyes. ‘d**n Dragon council, I finally get the chance to have a friend, and then they ruin it all.’ I turn Dragon. I figure that whatever I decide, it would probably help if I was in my dragon form. I close my eyes. ‘d**n this all’ I though to myself. I move towards Schwayne. I had the gaze of many dragons fixed on me, The only time I get attention is when I don’t want any. I approached the place where Schwayne was tied.
“Sorry Atecom, I tried to tell you” He said. I was a little surprised to hear him speak. ‘How would I live with myself if I carried out the dragon council’s request? How would I live if I didn’t?’ Schwayne looked very exhausted and he looked beat up pretty bad. That was it, this close encounter with Schwayne was the last straw. I couldn’t go through with it. I looked at Schwayne for a second, then I jumped, Towards Schwayne, so to all in the audience, it looked like I was going to attack him. I went right past him, and flew high into the sky. I then flew in an angled dive to gather speed to get away from there as fast as I possibly could. I flapped my wings like hell to gather up speed. I shot along near the ground, My speed came as almost a surprise to me. I just kept flying. I looked behind me, no one was following. I must have gotten away too fast and too suddenly.
I came to a stop at some rocky cliffs. It was done. I was no longer going to be a prisoner of the Dragon council, and I didn’t have to kill Schwayne. Bur then I continued thinking. ‘The dragon council are going to kill him anyway.’ I sat and thought for a second. ‘I had run and left Schwayne to the mercy of the dragon council. That’s just as bad as killing him myself, or maybe even worse.’
I stand there on the rocks. ‘I abandoned him’ I continued in my woeful thoughts, ‘but what other choice did I have? If I didn’t make it away from there as quick as possible, the council would have me for sure. I thought about my grandfather. He would not run. He would not cower, he would face them. He would have had Schwayne out of there. ‘I guess it doesn’t really matter anymore’ I thought ‘The council will be after me either way.’ I will do it, I will free Schwayne.
With that in mind and a new found confidence in my resolve to free Schwayne, I turned away from the cliffs and took off in flight back towards the place where the trial was being held.
It seemed to me to take an eternity to get back to the arena. The thought of What if they had already carried out Schwayne’s penalty rushed through my mind. I remembered the good times we had, how he stood up for me, even on the first day. Christ, I wished I was more like Schwayne. When I reached the arena, I hovered high above it, just out of sight of everyone. I looked at Schwayne. He was battered and bruised, but thank god he was still alive. Unfortunately, the head councillor didn’t want to seem to keep it that way. He had turned dragon and seemed to be preparing an attack.
‘Think Fast’ I thought to myself. ‘I will have to dive down there, tackle the head councillor into the ground, quickly sever the ropes, then escape once again. I held my breath. I hoped it would work, then, I folded my wings in and put myself into a dive.
‘Don’t worry Schwayne, I will save you’ I watched the ground get closer. I could feel the air rushing by me. I was actually gonna do it, I was actually gonna attack the head dragon. I could tell that that wouldn’t make me very popular amongst the dragon order. As I rapidly approached the dragon, I let out a roar. The councillor stopped, then spun around with a look of surprise on his face. “You won’t touch Schw….” I was cut off in mid sentence. Something hit me hard in the side. I plummeted off at an angle crashing hard into the ground. “Ow” I exclaimed. I looked around to see what had happened, and there, hovering up in the air was Joseph Nerk. ‘d**n, that was bloody fast’ I thought to myself. I struggled up. He had hit me pretty hard. The head councillor looked around, then gave a nod To Joseph. Then he turned his attention back onto Schwayne.
“It ends now” He began. “d**n, I won’t let you do this” I shouted.
At that instant, I charged towards the councillor, only to be knochked into the ground by Joseph.
“Argh” I yelled, ‘He is very fast and powerful, but I do not have time to fight him, I have to quickly save Schwayne.’
I immediately shot vertically upwards, but as quick as a flash, Joe was up there as well. ‘d**n, Who is this guy?’ I thought. The Councillor once again turned his attention to Schwayne. ‘d**n. How am I going to do this?’ I wondered to myself. ‘I guess I will have to try barge through him.’ I stared Joseph down. ‘I will have to be quick’ I realised. I mentally prepared myself. ‘I want plenty of sudden movements.’
“Oy, your friend is mincemeat, just like you” he taunted. Suddenly I charged forward. I managed to get a glance at Joseph. I seemed to catch him a little off guard, but the next thing I know, he had grabbed me by the head, Spun me 360 and crashed me into the ground. I was starting to hurt pretty bad. I managed to scramble up limp forward.
‘Schwayne, no, I can’t fail you.’ I saw him look at me, I could see in his eyes, he trusted me, he was cheering me on, he could feel that I could do it, he was supporting me, no one had ever supported me before like he did. With my new found resolve, I managed to charge right towards him, but once again, I was smacked up into the air by the d**n Australian Dragon. As quick as a flash, he followed and grabbed my snout and squeezed hard. The pain was terrible. I tried to wriggle free, but he just seemed too strong.
“No escape for you 2 now” he laughed. I heard his brother in the Audience cheer him on. No one would ever cheer me on, except for Schwayne.
The Councillor seeing that I was finally subdued, Shouted “It Ends Now!!!!” and charged with outstretched claws towards the beaten tethered figure. I tried my hardest to struggle I used all my might, but I couldn’t break free. Then the councillor layed the blow, the one that took Schwayne’s life. His last looks, were at me as if to say ‘Goodbye, you did your best’ Then he looked directly into the councillors eyes as if to ‘say bring it on Dragon’ Then the councillor took his life, and his was left with his head bowed down, lifeless. I watched all this in disbelief. The bastards had killed him. I let a tear run down my face. ‘I hate all dragons’ I thought to myself.
“Awww the poor baby is crying” Joseph Taunted
Then immediately after that he laid on me an ultra hard blow on the head, which saw me plummet to the ground, cracking the hard metal floor.
“Ha that blow would be enough to put a giant out” He said.
But I wasn’t out. I listened to everyone cheer Joseph. ‘It isn’t fair, It just isn’t fair, bastards like that get all the glory, while deserving people like Schwayne get death.
“Ha now your finished, Just like that huntsclan garbage”
Upon hearing that, I felt a change in me. The dragons cheering seemed to slow down, things started to go in slow motion. I felt like all I wanted to do was bash that d**n dragons brain in. I started to see red. All my pain disappeared. I seemed to be being fuelled by pure rage. I got a feeling over me, that I didn’t care what happened just so long as I shut that d**n dragon up. Then what seemed like slow motion to me, but to others, it was one of the fastest movements they had ever seen, I used my arm to give me a large amount of push up from the ground. I didn’t care about not hurting anyone anymore, I went straight for the throat. As quick as a flash, I had locked my Jaws as hard as I could around Joseph’s neck.
Joseph let out a cry of astonishment. I tasted a bit of blood, not mine, like I tasted before, But Joseph’s. It seemed to give me great satisfaction. Joe began flailing around. “Someone get him off me” he cried. He began bashing me against objects, Normally, I would have let go, but each time I got angrier and held on tighter. Eventually the head couciller came to the rescue and managed to rip my mouth away from his jaws. I came off growling. Joseph hoped around holding his neck. It was bleeding bad, but not bad enough. I obviously hadn’t severed the jugular.
“You gonna pay for that dirtbag” he yelled
I swung my elbow back as hard as I could, hitting the councillor in the stomach. He doubled backwards, releasing his grip on me. “Oh, d**n, It has begun” he said breathing heavily. I formed a small energy ball in my hand.
“Hey wait how you do that?” Joseph asked. As a reply I threw it my hardest at him. He managed to dodge it and it hit the side of the arena and it exploded. I charged forward at him and swiped, but he managed to parry it and hit me back, I fell backwards but recovered quickly. A cheer went up as he hit me. It only made me angrier. I immediately attacked him again. I really caught him in surprise. I managed to punch him right in his snout. Then it was my turn to be shocked, he barely felt it, then he shoulder barged me right into the ground.
‘I don’t believe this’ I thought angrily, even amongst my training, and this rage, he is still stronger and faster then me. He must be an elite dragon. Now I know why the dragon council spent so much time on him. Now I know why he is popular. “I DON”T STAND A d**n CHANCE” I roared, the thought only making me angrier. I got back up. “I WILL KILL YOU” I yelled
“Your mighty persistant for a loser”
Once again, I charged, attempting to punch him where I could. It seemed that with every hit he gave my, my resolve was greater, and I would get angrier and angrier and more vicious. But he still seemed to manage to parry most of my blows. A few hit, giving me a few seconds of satisfaction. I soon grew tired, and he used a small break in my punching to give me an uppercut to the bottom of my chin. I went flying up, but I managed to catch myself in the air. I was dead exhausted by now. He seemed to be only a little worn. ‘d**n’ I repeated in my mind. ‘He’s just too strong.”
He shot up to my altitude and we started staring each other off. We were both soaked in blood
“Ya don’t stand a chance idiot” he continued trying to make me more angry.
‘I will try condense half my energy left into a beam’ I thought to myself. That way it can be powerful, yet I will have enough energy to escape if it fails. I began concentrating. I felt the energy flow through me, into my hands. An energy ball appeared in my hands. A small one at first, but it grew larger and larger. Joe stared at me. I stared at him. We hovered there for what seemed like ages, he knew what I was about to do. I then shouted “THIS IS FOR SCHWAYNE F@#%ER” then fired the energy beam as hard as I could at him. He watched it for a moment, then at the last second, dived a little. I tried to redirect the blast but I missed. It went too far down and headed towards the Arena. The Dragons suddenly ran as the beam hit blowing up the arena.
‘d**n, I missed’ I cursed to myself. I looked off into the distance. I might be able to flee now, forever if I left right now. I was stuck on deciding what to do. That Dragon makes me so angry, he deserves to die. It was obvious I had calmed down a little from when I first went into the rage.
“Your finished now” he called. If I did flee, he might have caught up to me. ‘If only there was some way to tackle him to the ground’. I thought. ‘but everytime I get close, he just bashes me away. I need more velocity, more force.’ I kept thinking. An idea came to my head. It was very risky, seeing that I was already low on energy, but it seemed the only choice. ‘I might not make it out of this alive’ I realised but at least I might take Joe with me.
“What you gonna do now?” He called from just below me.
I began forming another beam in my hand.
“Again? Ha your just wasting your energy, you know I can easily dodge that”
I just stared at him with anger in my eyes.
“Your gonna pay” I said.
I gathered up all the energy I could. I had to really concentrate to gather all my remaining energy. I began to feel really tired and light headed. I laughed “Time to die” I called.
“Bring it on” He replied.
Then I initiated a dive straight towards him. I saw a smile cross his face. Then suddenly while diving, I turned around.
“Huh, What?” He asked
Then suddenly I fired the beam in the opposite direction, and because of this, I began moving at suer speed. I crashed headfirst straight into Joes Stomach, winding him. Then we both plummeted at super speed straight into the ground. I tried to stop myself, but I lacked the energy to do so. I crashed as well, but luckily Nerk softened my blow. I sat sazed. Where I had crashed Nerk, there was now a huge crater with him in the middle in a small pool of blood. I sat in a daze. I looked over at his body, feeling the neck. There was no pulse. He was dead. From somewhere I heard a young voice shout “Joe? J. Joseph?” It was young Fred.
I didn’t care about that. I knew the dragon council would probably want to kill me now. I stood up. It seemed that I had a little bit of energy. I focused myself in order to use it. I flew straight up, then did an angled dive in order to get away from there as fast as I could. I didn’t stop to look back I just went.
I came crashing down in a dense forest. I didn’t care. I found some large bushes there that I could hide under for concealment. There I could sleep to regain my energy and I wouldn’t be caught by anyone in the dragon order. I crawled into the bushes and thought about Schwayne. ‘Goodbye friend, you have been avenged’ I thought. ‘But I will miss you.’ With that I fell asleep, in the safety of the bushes.
YEAH, i like the whole barbarian rage thing you got goin there, and the killing rulz. So Atecom goes to the Dark Side of the Force hey? Lol, man, I still wish the Dragoons existed in this world, the council would bow to the power of the Dragon Knights!!!!! Anyways, cant wait for the sequil and yeah, I am gonna shut up now.
Here is the epilogue, not overly exciting, but provides general insite into the situation:
Well That ordeal was largely over. The Dragon council searched, but they could not find me. But their tyranny did not end there. Well with every death in the dragon world, corresponds with a death in the human world. People would notice if a person Like Joseph went missing. They had 2 bodies to account for so they developed an excuse. Murder. Not only had they burned down my home, blaming it on me, but they accused me of the murder of Joseph Nerk and Schwayne. Now, not only could I not show my face in the dragon world, but I was now wanted in the human world. The police and the dragon council were now after me.
Not only that, but they then got to my mother. They turned her against me. They spiked one of her drinks with a memory potion, so she could not remembered what happened, then they lied. They said I murdered Joe and Schwayne. So that’s how the world came to be against me, that is why I can never call anywhere home, I must wander the skies evading dragons as long as I live.
Joseph effectively was not the first Australian dragon. To gain the title of Dragon for a certain country, you have to pass a certain test. Joseph was close but never got the chance pass it. Since they no longer had a dragon in training to be the 1st Australian dragon, they had to pass it on to someone else. Obviously I wasn’t on their list of choices, so they chose Fred Nerk. Fred Vowed that he would get revenge on me If it were the last thing he did. The dragons were ordered never to speak again of what happened in the arena, or face possible banishment. The Dragons seemed to understand, it was almost as if they were good at holding cover-ups.
Well that was when I was 14. That was when my life changed major for the first time. There was a time when I was 16, I unlocked secrets of the dragon council, and uncovered a conspiracy which would change my life once again.
Thanks to all who read and review, but don’t leave yet, I shall soon start Atecom the dragon 2- Black Conspiracies, which should provide another thrilling read. Heres a preview:
I was 16 and my life on the run started to get pretty dull. I immersed myself in my grandfathers work, well what survived the fire anyway. I was always told that My grandfather was hunted by the huntsclan, and they got him. But as I searched through his work, something didn’t make sense. It also sseemed that my grandfather was a lot more well known then I had previously realised I then got an anonymous tip off in a letter, which saw secrets uncovered me working with people that Id never imagined that I would work with- The Huntsclan
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