Greetings one and all! I’m having a smile and then some as I rediscover my research on the humor found in everyday misadventures. While I complete that blog post for you, please enjoy Chapter 2 of Blondie’s dragon-filled adventures. x
Forward: Hello, everyone! As I promised, here is chapter 2 of The Elementals. Enjoy!Blondie the dragonmaster
“Where is she?!” Inferno huffed. “She’s been gone for nearly an hour!”
Rainbow gazed at the sky. “She’ll be back any minute now.” she said.
“That’s what you said one bloody hour ago!” Inferno shouted.
“Oh, shut up you two. Here she comes.” Boulder said sternly. Hurricane glided over to where the other dragons were hiding, bleeding in several places.
“Hurricane!” Rainbow yelled, “Where have you-“
“I don’t want to talk about it.” she murmured, glumly shuffling to a tree.
“What did you do to yourself, you soggy fish?” Inferno glared at the soaking dragon. “Where’s Gila?” Comettail asked hopefully. Hurricane just stared at the sea.
“Oh.” Boulder whispered. A screech wailed behind them.
“Come on! We can’t just sit here!” Inferno hissed. “RUN!” The five of them scrambled madly to the middle of the forest. Wingbeats fluttered after them.
“In here!” Rainbow headed towards a hollow in a willow. Everyone soon was squished inside. The screech sounded again, but it seemed frustrated. The wingbeats faded away into the distance.
“Wow. That was close.” Hurricane sighed, relieved.
“Thanks, Mr. Willow.” Rainbow patted the bark.
“What are you thanking a bloody tree for?” Inferno said.
“Mr. Willow told me about his hollow right before whatever-that-was got us. You should be more grateful!” Rainbow huffed, insulted.
“I oughta-” Inferno snarled. A shrill caw pierced the air. Comettail jumped.
“S’okay, Comettail. Just an ol’ crow.” Boulder said, glancing outside. “C’mon, everyone. Let’s get out of this hole.” Hurricane grunted as she hoisted herself out.
When everybody was out, the caw sounded again. A large, black bird was perched on a twig, its black pearl eyes staring at them.
“Uh, hi!” Rainbow greeted the crow. It cawed again, flying off into the underbrush. The crow’s head popped up again, cawing at them to follow.
“I think it wants us to go with him.” Comettail said uneasily. “I have a bad feeling about this.”
“C’mon, guys! Let’s go!” Rainbow said enthusiastically.
“Wait, you sheephead! It could be a trap!” Inferno yelled. But she was already gone. “Dratted dragon will get us all killed, I’m sure of it.” she grumbled as she tore after her.
They eventually found Rainbow in a clearing absolutely FILLED with vines. The crow sat on top of the biggest one, cawing nervously. “Look! There’s a dragon caught in there!” Rainbow pointed a claw towards a lump in the center of the vines.
“Oh my foxes…” Boulder whispered.
“Red Dragonroot. The most poisonous plant of all time.” Comettail stated, shivering.
“Well, don’t just stand there! Help me!” Rainbow said.
“You’re the plant dragon! Don’t look at me!” Inferno shouted.
“Shut up!” Hurricane boomed. Everyone looked at her in shock. “Rainbow, try to coax the vines to let that dragon go. If that doesn’t work, Inferno can burn them.” she recited, as if she had been thinking this up all along.
“Hmph. At least I can make something pay.” Inferno grumbled.
Rainbow grunted as she conversed with the Dragonroot. “It’s not working!” Rainbow cried, ” And I have the MOTHER OF ALL HEADACHES.” “Burnin’ time.” Inferno grinned as her claws glowed a bright orange. She sank her talons into the nearest vine. It shriveled into ash. Comettail scooped up some Red Dragonroot ash into a glass vial he kept in a pouch around his waist. “Could use this stuff for later.” he said.
Sooner than later, all the vines were burnt. In the center laid a jet-black dragon, groaning as she stood up.
The crow screeched gleefully and landed on her shoulder. “Thanks, Pitch.” the dragon wheezed. Pitch nuzzled against her snout.
“Who the bloody heck are you?!” Inferno said, her claws still sizzling.
“Why, my name is Raven.” the black dragon said. Her voice sounded like a spilling waterfall, one word flowing over another. It was almost entrancing. She also had one silver diamond earring.
“Uh, what particularly were you doing inside a cluster of Red Dragonroot?” Comettail squeaked.
“I was on a quest, of course,” Raven explained like it was the most obvious thing in the world. “For the Forest Shard.”
TO BE CONTINUED…….
Make sure you stay tuned for chapter 3 of The Elementals in February!
We’ll hold you to that, Kiddo! And I better finish that research…
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