The twelve off-white eggs lay neatly in the center of the
festival hatching cavern. Since Halloween was approaching fast, the walls
and vaulted ceiling of the cave were decorated with black and orange
curtains. Plastic bats hung from the ceiling, joined by witches and a single
yellow glass-in-lead light. It’s faint light was barely enough to make out
the tables and seats.
Ten candidates had been found for this holiday clutch. They were all human.
The majority of them had come from Earth, but there were also two runic
warriors who looked oddly mismatched with the rest of the festively
The soft crackling that had been the background noise for the last hour
started to overtake the sound of the whispering voices. All eyes turned
toward the eggs and a tense, dead quiet atmosphere grew in the cavern. The
crackling sounded like thunder when finally the first egg cracked. The
hatching continued until finally...
Two eggs remained and they did not seem intend on hatching. They neither
moved nor sounded like they had life inside them. Worried, Lucas walked to
the eggs and touched them. Besanth his dragon read the eggs through him and
the news he gave them was disturbing.
“They’re aquatic!” Lucas called out, “We need to get them to water!”
The cavern that had been so festive before turned to an air of chaos. People
followed as Lucas and Cyan carried the eggs outside. Dashing for the lake
rather than the sea or the shadow cavern, Lucas hoped the aquatic demons
would be able to survive in it.
“Gently…” Cyan urged when she saw Lucas thrust his hands in the water.
A feeble vibration perturbed the water. It took ten more minutes for the
hatchlings to weaken their shell enough to fight their way outside. When
they hatched a greenish blue female and a sapphire blue male serpent sank
into the water. Though they did not come up not a single person or dragon
did not hear them when they bonded.
“They made it.” Lucas sighed relieved.
The elated atmosphere returned and the newly bonded and spectators returned
to the festival cavern for the waiting food, drinks and socialising. In the
chaos, Evilness who’d lingered outside got stepped on. Evilness sighed.
Maybe he should have stayed in the first place…
Sea-Green Demon Lussandra
Ocean-Blue Demon Rankore
Description: A true beauty with dark frilly fins and
two ram horns.
Character: Secretive, backstabbing.
Description: A simple sea dragon with a ridge of spikes
and durable fins.
Character: Vindictive, explosive.
As usual Rankore and Lussandra were having a little game of 'catch that
conniving meddler' in the Lantessama Isle Lake. They raced around the little
island in the center of it throwing all kinds of insults at each other. Also
as usual most of the Isle safe for the least sensitive knew what was going
"You b****!" Rankore howled,
"You ate my seaweed again!"
"It didn't have your name on it!"
Lussandra called over her shoulder.
"It DID this time!" Rankore fumed.
The surface water of the lake was perturbed. Little puffs of steam rose up
and most of the residents had given up expecting that the wildlife in those
waters would adapt to it's two new guardians.
Suddenly the waters calmed and a welcome silence rose from the depths of the
lake. Relieved Lantessama's inhabitants continued their work. Weeks passed
and most people had forgotten the incident. most people had started
forgetting about the two Halloween demons in the lake since they'd been
That is until the day that a strange plague took over the lake. Transparent
bubbles the size of dragon eggs floated on the water. inside a smaller black
orb could be seen. When the people of Lantessama tried to investigate this
new development they were immediately stopped by a very very angry growl:
"Leave my children alone!"
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