The Adventures of Draco, the Aquatic Dragon-2

by Aditya Sengupta

The story so far (see The Adventures of Draco, the Aquatic Dragon-1):  Dragons still exist! Despite what humans think, about two thousand dragons still live on Earth–Camouflage Dragons on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Frost Dragons on Mount Everest, Fire Dragons in South Australia, and the largest settlement of about a thousand Aquatic Dragons on the underwater island of Trurano, near the Italian city of Venice. The dragons at Trurano lived peacefully for thousands of years, till a disturbing message arrived …  

Chapter 2: Threat to Trurano

Draco flew above the island of Trurano, finally landing in the courtyard of his house after a long flight. He had dark blue wings with streaks of red – an unusual colour for a dragon, but he liked it. Every dragon family had a separate colour. Theirs was unique.

His grandmother flew in from the other side of the courtyard and asked him, “Did you have a good day?”

“Yes, I did, Grandma, and now I want to relax. Do you know a story about an ancient and powerful dragon?”

“Of course! I’ll tell you one,” said Grandma.

“Once, long ago, there was a dragon that could actually take the power of another dragon’s fire and attack him with it! But then, there came an evil dragon, who wanted to destroy Trurano.”

“What happened then?”

But Draco never heard the answer to his question because he was called inside by his mother. “That’s enough! You have the exam tomorrow and you need to sleep early.

So Draco went in to his house, not worried about anything, unlike the Elder Dragon on the other side of Trurano…

***

“I just can’t believe it!” the Elder Dragon was saying to his council of ministers in an emergency meeting. “Asking us to leave Trurano? It’s almost beyond belief!”

The Council agreed. “The letter said that if we did not leave Trurano, then this man will tell the humans that we exist. It seems that we are given a choice-–either leave Trurano and eventually reveal ourselves to the humans, as there are no other safe places to hide, or be revealed. Not much of a choice!” said one member.

“But why are they doing this?” asked another member.

Nobody had an answer.

The letter that this council had been talking about had come through a messenger–a young dragon who had been kidnapped a month ago. He had been in a state of terror as he delivered the letter to the Elder Dragon. He had then been taken to his own home, where his parents had been overjoyed to see him. The letter said:

To the Elder Dragon of Trurano

You must leave the island of Trurano immediately, within the next two weeks. If you refuse, then your existence will be revealed to the humans and your species will become extinct. Those who survive will be moved to zoos.

Anonymous

***

The brief silence that followed the reading of the letter was broken by the Elder Dragon stating that they would not leave Trurano.

The Council agreed that they would remain on the island, as that’s where Aquatic Dragons have been living for thousands of years.

They decided not to reply to the message. However, this unknown person appeared to be ready to go to extreme lengths to make them leave the island.

To be continued …

Aditya Sengupta is 11 years old and a student of class VII in New Delhi, India. He loves reading, writing, music and watching cricket.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Smiti Gupta
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 05:58:56

    This story is coming on very well … keep writing Aditya!

    Reply

  2. ROHIT
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 02:41:32

    WOW!

    Reply

  3. Tazeem
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 13:47:58

    Liked ittt… 🙂

    Reply

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