Draconian Tides Pt.8
I looked in disbelief at who was standing there, my cousin, Joe was having the dream now. I told him that he was having a dream that had changed the rest of us. Needless to say, the fact that he was a huge fan of dragons like me made him rather excited about it. I motioned for him to follow me outside with Isaac and we stepped out. I stopped them and said "okay, the fact that you're both having the dream is a bit weird, but regardless, what you guys need to do is go outside and..uhm, that reminds me, what do you see, Isaac?" I asked.
"Oh, I see nothing outside, but the ground keeps shaking at random, I can keep my balance though" he said.
"Ahh, so your an earth dragon then" I said, I turned to Joe and asked "what about you?"
"There's a heat wave outside, but beyond that, nothing else" he said.
"You're fire then" I said.
"Sweet" he said.
I continued on "anyway, what you need to do is go outside and wait there until the sky flashes twice, then come back".
"Okay" they said, they stepped outside and I sat down and waited, eventually the sky flashed and they both came back. We all said goodnight and went back to bed.
The next morning, I woke up when my alarm went off, I woke Isaac and said "hey man, I need to head to school today, meet up with us here later at 12:00, alright".
"Okay" he said, yawning. I got ready to head to school and we went outside, I shifted to dragon form and lifted off with him on my back. I flew him to his house and landed, his parents were asleep so I was lucky, he climbed off and said goodbye and headed in. I took off again and flew to school, I landed and shifted back to my dragon form. I headed up to class and sat down at my usual spot, Will, Corbyn and Roger were already there. They all came over and asked what happened last night.
I said "well, Isaac is going to change, to an Earth dragon".
"Good to hear, he wanted to be one as badly as I did" Roger said.
"And so is my cousin" I continued.
"You're cousin is changing too" they asked.
"Yea, to Fire" I said. "it was weird, they both had the dream at the same time, I don't know why".
"Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be, Isaac did stumble across us by accident, maybe it was Supposed to be only your cousin" Corbyn said.
"True, but it's done, we should move on" I said. At that moment, someone came up to us and said "hey, have you guys seen that video, it shows you guys as dragons, did you post it for fun, or to make fun of the kids who changed in Rhode Island?".
I turned to them and said "we didn't record it, someone else did and it's true". The others gave me an angry look, but the fact it was on the internet meant that there was no point in hiding it.
"You're really dragons" he asked loudly, he got everyone else's attention when he said it, they all turned and looked and then we got swarmed by everyone. They were asking questions about us, what abilities we had, when we could change, what was it like. We answered them to the best of our abilities and when the teachers came in, everyone sat back down and we got to work. The day passed rather uneventfully, save for all the pestering we got from people who recognized us from the video. When the day ended, the others flew home, Joe rode on Corbyns back, and I flew over to pick up Isaac. I got there and he came out of his house and walked over, he climbed on my back and we flew to my house. I landed in the backyard, where we had agreed to meet, today was a practice day, we all wanted to learn to control our abilities, we practiced for a while before both Joe and Isaac said they felt strange. I looked at my phone, the time said 3:30.
They changed one at a time, my cousin was first. Red scales began to form along his skin, appearing from nothing, just like mine, only faster and in a wave like Will's. His hands shifted, losing a finger and the talons grew in, his feet changed just like his hands. His Wings grew in, with a black membrane and his tail grew in, Spikes formed at the end of his tail, which was strange considering none of us had the spikes, his face extended outwards and he gained a single horn on the end of his snout. His eyes changed to reptilian slits and the whites of his eyes turned black. His change ended and he said "awesome", we all turned to Isaac to see his change begin.
Isaac grew brown scales along his body, with Rune like patterns of a tannish, almost sandy, color. His face began to change extending outwards like the rest of us. His eyes shifted to the side and changed, he also seemed to gain an invisible eyelid, I assumed that was to protect his eyes when he was underground. He grew a single horn on his snout, except that it was shaped like a drill instead of a horn. His tail grew in next, it extended out and spines grew along it, another drill-like horn appeared on the end of it and his wings grew in with a membrane that was the same color as the patterns on his scales. His hands and feet changed at the same time, his talons were more curved than the rest of us, likely to make it easier to dig through dirt. His change finished and he looked over himself, grinning.
"How do you guys feel" I asked.
"Really good" they said.
"Time to practice your abilities, to use them, you just need to focus on the ability you want to use" I said.
We spent a good two hours practicing the abilities. They both learned to use their hand and breath abilities, Joe learned his Pure form, while isaac learned how to create an earthquake and tunnel around. My Aunt came out and said "the police are out front looking for you guys, what did you do?".
I looked at the others and said "figures this would happen", I told my aunt "we didn't do anything, likely there here out of fear of us, we got caught by the neighbors".
"It was bound to happen eventually" my aunt said, sighing. We headed out front to confront them, when we got out there, they already had quite a few people out there, regular cops, SWAT and others were all around. I stepped forward and said "hi everyone, we won't hurt you so there is no need to resort to violence". Despite my words, they refused to lower their weapons.
One of them shakily stepped forward and said "w-we need you to c-come with us"
"Alright, we'll go quietly" I said. We stepped forward and followed the cop to the car, we climbed in and they began the drive to the police station. It was a cross town drive and the fact that they had less car's than we had dragons meant that some of us had to fly there. We wanted to show we could be trusted so those of us who flew stayed close to the cars to show that we were there. We got there and went inside. They led us to an empty room and sat us down.
"What are they going to do to us" Corbyn asked.
"I don't know, but just play along and I guarantee they'll let us go" I said. A cop walked in and sat down. He pulled out a few papers and said "alright, so you guys are dragon's, do you know why"
"No, none of us know, it just happened" I said.
"How many of you have changed?" he asked.
"All of us have changed" I said.
Did any of you get exposed to chemicals of any kind recently" he saked.
"No, none of us have been exposed to anything, what did you think, we got exposed to some green colored gas and changed" I said.
"This isn't the time for jokes, sir" he said.
"Sorry, but I guarantee you, none of us know what happened" I said.
"Do you hold any harmful intentions towards anybody?" he asked.
"Are you serious, no, we don't" I said. I was rather upset, he was acting like we were animals now that we had changed.
"Alright, do you know if anyone else is going to change, we got reports that all the kids in that Rhode Island area were changed" he said.
"Everyone changed?" we all asked.
"Yes, did you not know" he said.
"No we didn't know" I said.
"Regardless, do you know if anyone else is going to change?" he asked again.
"No, we don't" I said.
"Okay, well, you're free to go" he said. We headed out and flew back to our houses, it was late and we had school again tomorrow. I got home, got ready and went to bed.
At 12:00, I woke up again, I walked to the window to see a disturbing sight. The whole sky was glowing a bright red and streaks of black lightning were hitting the ground. I turned to go back to sleep when I saw a very large shadow behind me, in a menacing voice it said "you will not stop me". I awoke with a start freaked out, I looked at the clock and it still said 12:00, but when I went to the window, there were no clouds that I could see and there was no tint of yellow to everything. I went back to bed, but never got back to sleep.