They say that dawn brings new hope. But in Alarnik's case it was
dusk that set him of in his new life. A life of community and
purpose. The things he had been looking for since he had left the
Smith's hall to look after his younger brother.
Alarnik hurried to the Sands on this joyful evening. Alarnik
couldn't help smiling. He was proud and felt as if a weight had been
lifted from his shoulders. The best thing about this all was that
Derison would be with him. No longer would Derison be his younger
brother, they'd be equal. And both would be taken care of in the
Alarnik stepped onto the Sands in the white traditional robes.
Derison was standing beside him. All sounds quieted down till only
the humming of the dragons was audible. Soon the first egg cracked.
A green... then a brown...
Time faded and it only returned halfway through the hatching when
Alarnik saw three eggs hatch. A brown, a big dark blue and a green.
The two males squabbled a bit while the green made her choice
easily. Not much later Alarnik saw the brown cautiously sniffing his
robe. The gesture was so familiar that Alarnik didn't hesitate to
"It's ok Herionth, I won't bite."
"Just making sure..."
the brown said a whole deal more relaxed, "Can
we go eat?"
"Noooo... She's too pretty."
"If I say we can chase them then I mean we can." Al'nik
"Could I?" Herionth
said on that tone that meant victory for Al'nik.
"Shall I sign you up?" the young brownrider asked.
"What if I can't catch her?"
"Then we will try again. Aim high, that's how I got you."
"I chose you, remember?"
"Yes, but what if I had attracted the very first blue to
Herionth yelled out, "I needed
"And I knew that too. You knew I was right for you so trust me
when I say we can chase this beauty."
"She is very pretty."
the brown commented, "But there are
"That just means we'll have to be extra charming."
Two years had gone by since Herionth had hatched. Al'nik, now 22,
still had his short brown hair blue eyes and tanned skin. It was
almost like he hadn't changed at all, but he had. Herionth had
matured him further. The hot-headedness had left him and had been
replaced by more calculating reason. But though he had enough
attention from the other gender he was beginning to feel the need
for someone to get more close too. If not the rider from gold
Alequveyth, then maybe the next. Somewhere he would find someone to
help settle him down. Maybe he got lucky... as lucky as with
Herionth is flying at Darkling
- AL'NIK's DRAGON - D'ISON's DRAGON
Alarnik and Derison are Candidates at Talis
Chaser was adopted at Dawnsisters
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