Soaked with blood and filled with despair, Hero finally reached the abandoned town of Malinoro. Hero’s face turned pale when he laid his upon the town. Everything was burning and all the buildings lay peacefully in ruin. Hero looked right next to him and found a note on the ground. He read and said, “Shilana…what does this mean?” Meanwhile at the base, Sarah told Drake, “I have a bad feeling in my stomach. Let’s find Hero. I have a feeling he needs our help. And besides, friends don‘t let friends fight evil murders with gigantic swords.” “Yeah, I’ll get Rei and Yui.” Drake finished. After Drake found Rei and Yui, they all left for Malinoro. When they arrived, Rei rushed to Hero who was sitting on the ground and asked, “Hero! Did you kill the man who murdered your parents?” Hero turned around and everyone gasped. He was covered in blood and he was greatly wounded. “Help…” he muttered. All of his friends rushed to him and each put one hand on him. Yui gathered some medical herbs near by, Sarah chopped and gathered firewood, Drake set up a bed for Hero and Rei helped Hero into the bed. After ten minutes, Hero was fast asleep. Yui squeezed some herbs and treated Hero’s cuts and wounds. “I know ancient healing techniques from Aeris. I’m glad they teach that in school.” Yui said. Sarah looked near where they found Hero, because she was the night watch. “I found a note!” she yelled. “SHHH!!!! Hero’s trying to sleep!” Drake said. Everyone huddled together. “Shilana… it sounds so familiar.” Drake said. “”Yes it does.” Rei added. “I think it’s a town.” Yui said. Drake’s com-link rang and Drake answered it, “SHH!!! Hero’s trying to sleep!” “Oh… set the ring tone on rumble. Anyways, I overheard your conversation. Shilana is the ancient, legendary place where the first dragon council was held. It‘s north of your current location. Whoever destroyed this town wants someone to meet him there.” “Thanks, we’ll head there now.” Drake replied. Then, everyone got up and Drake carried Hero on his shoulder and headed for Shilana.
While walking, Sarah stared at Hero who was on Drake’s shoulders and shuddered. Yui noticed this obvious reaction and asked, “What was that for?” Sarah looked at him and replied calmly, “Oh… nothing. I have bad nightmares from when I first saw Hero sleeping.” Drake overheard their conversation and added, “Yeah, when she first met us, Hero nearly killed her when he was sleeping. He accidentally lost control of his dragon powers and shot a fireball at her. Thankfully, she wasn‘t harmed.” Sarah and Yui both nodded in agreement and continued walking. “We’re here.” Rei exclaimed. The group walked up to a large building surrounded by smaller destroyed buildings. The building was the first, legendary dragon council building. Drake walked over to the doors and partially opened them. He called to everyone else and they came to him. He opened the doors and everyone gasped as they centered their attention to the center of the room. There stood a black dragon. His arms were folded and he was staring right at them! “I’ve been expecting you.” he calmly said. Hero woke up from his sleep before this and yelled, “Dark Dragon?! No… it can’t be! Who are you?!” The black dragon smiled and answered, “I am Contrast and I am your deepest fear.” Drake let go of Hero and he fell to the floor. “DRAKE!!!” Hero yelled. “Sorry Hero… didn’t mean that.” Drake responded. Contrast looked at them and laughed. “I only want Hero. Kiriu, come forth and destroy this weakling! Then, we can take Hero.” Out of the shadows, a man walked towards them and said, “He’s gone. What a fool he was to challenge me!” Contrast frowned and asked, “Radiance, why are you here?” Radiance smiled and replied, “A dragon’s blood is always better when you are ripping the dragon apart, don’t you agree?” Contrast paused and said, “I’m leaving now. You can have these dragons.” “With great pleasure.” Radiance replied. Hero’s group stared in shock and Hero asked, “How could you do such a thing?! Aren’t you a dragon?” “No.” Radiance replied. Then, to everyone’s amazement, Hero got up and said, “I won’t let you get away with this!” He ran towards Radiance and transformed both of his arms. Radiance drew a bladeless sword. “What’s he gonna do with that, throw it at Hero?” asked Drake. Then, Radiance slashed the sword at Hero, but Hero parried. Radiance looked astonished and asked, “How can you see my sword? Only I can track its soul energy!” “Guess again!” Hero replied. They were both stuck. Both of them held their positions well. Then, Radiance transformed his arm into a dark red dragon arm! He slashed at Hero’s stomach and cut him. He fell back and hit the floor partially because of the impact but mostly because of fear. Radiance looked calmly at his arm and said, “Hmmm… that’s new.” Then, he looked at his hand covered in Hero’s blood. “Your blood is different… it is darker than dragon or human blood. Who are you?” “I’m glad you brought that up. I’m Aerian… the Aerian Dragon!” “Hmmm… your onisiba is incredibly strong.” “What’s that?” Hero asked. “It’s the bond between your human form and your dragon form. Well Aerian Dragon, prepare to die!” “Not so fast!” two voices shouted. Then, Zenos and Hunter burned a hole through the roof and landed in front of Hero. “This is no fun. I am leaving. Farewell Aerian Dragon, we shall meet again!” Radiance said. Then, he backed up and faded into the shadows. Hero turned and looked at Zenos and Hunter in awe. “What?” asked Zenos. “HUNTER?! ZENOS?! HELPING ME?! Wow, that’s scary.” Hero shouted. “Hey! We’re helping you! Only keep that in mind! Anyways, Hero, can we join your team?” Hunter asked. “Sure you can!” Hero replied. Zenos smiled and Hunter said, “Hero, we have to visit all the islands surrounding Draco. Raiju left this island long ago.” “Good plan.” Rei said. Then, all seven of them left for Yuin’s base. That day was a beautiful sunrise.
There, book one is completed. Look in the ff section for book 2.
ICHTHYANDER: ADJL scored 635K likes on Disney plus in India, which is more likes than Kim Possible, because Kim Possible has 250K likes! Note that Disney plus has recently appeared in India, namely, on April 3!
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