How Dracano Came To Be part 20How Dracano Came To Be part 20 I opened my eyes, I was in a dreamscape again, I had grown used to this now, I no longer had typical dreams unless I choose to, my "default" sleeping mode now was the lucid variant. I was at a drive-in theatre, it was dark out, and there were hundreds of stars above, I saw an Abrahams tank parked in the middle of the parking lot, so I jogged over, Danielle was sitting on top of it, munching on a bag of popcorn, and when she saw me, she said "you know, even though this stuff isn't real, it still tastes really good.""Indeed, what are you watching?""Your transformation, from beginning to end."I jumped up onto the tank and looked at the silver screen. It was a replay of how things had looked through my eyes, she was already up to the part where I came back for my laptop. I heard the agent say "What did you possibly hope to gain from taking over a human like that?" and it finally clicked, that's what he was referring to, he knew abou
How Dracano Came To Be part 19How Dracano Came To Be Part 19 The next few days passed by quite nicely for me, I managed to retrieve my things from the storage unit they had been put in, and Gresala had made a room for me out of part of the bunker. As it turned out, their house actually was a bunker, and old WWII one which Greywing bought from the government, the "homey" part of it was just grout and spackle, there were large concrete corridors on the other sides of some of the doors. Oddly, ever since my mental encounter with my alter ego, I could walk bipedal when I wanted again, I was glad to recover that piece of humanity, but Granite didn't seem to like that I could do something he couldn't. When I returned from a third trip to the storage unit, with the last of my things, she led me to a room she had prepared for me. She opened a door at the very end of a hallway, and I was awestruck, my wings sagged, my tail hit the floor, and I nearly dropped the box I was holding as my ja
How Dracano Came To Be part 18How Dracano Came To Be part 18 I opened my eyes, it was like I was in a Freddy Krueger movie, I was in what appeared to be a normal place, it seemed nice and friendly, it was my mind's interpretation of Wal-mart, a massive store, crowded with random people, who didn't even notice me, I wouldn't be able to concentrate well here, so I thought hard, and swapped the environment out with the Utah Salt flats, a nice open area with no distractions. She soon appeared, and trotted towards me "You're asleep again so soon? What happened? You aren't sick, are you?""Don't give me that crap, Shade was watching me last time I was asleep, he heard the argument our subconscious minds had, I know what you are.""What, Dracano, you can't be serious
why are you looking at me like that?" She was scared, terrified even, it didn't make sense, but then I realized, she was in my mind, she probably knew my mental weaknesses, I had to be resilient. She was slightly large
How Dracano Came To Be part 17How Dracano Came To Be Part 17 I groaned and opened my eyes, debating if I should tell anyone about my alter ego I had just met in my sleep. The room was lit, and Shade was staring at me, jaw slack, eyes wide, it was like that half psychotic look Jack Nicolson does in all his movies."What?" I asked at length."Dude, that was beyond creepy, I knew you could do voices, but that was off the wall.""What are you talking about?""Wait, you mean, you were doing that in your sleep? That's
that's just weird.""What was I doing in my sleep? Just tell me already.""It was like you were having a conversation with yourself, but one of the voices was a girl, and it was hissy and snake sounding, it didn't sound too happy.""What were we saying?" I was intrigued, the voice of my counterpart in my dream wasn't all that bad, she spoke just like Me, Shade, Emerald, pretty much every dragon I had ever met."Well, it sounded like she was arguing with you, she was shouting, you were plead
How Dracano Came To Be part 16How Dracano Came To Be Part 16 I got back to Shade's bunker house, everyone else was already there. I took a deep breath before I landed, acting triumphant, only Jake and I knew exactly what happened, and since he was an AI, so long as I took him aside to explain what I was about to do later, he wouldn't let it slip."I managed to find out what they used to turn me into a dragon, and Jake and I worked out a hostage trade, we took the samples of those stones, and destroyed them, and they got Doctor Maxwell back, clean and simple, but, as much as I hate to say it, I took a bribe, they don't want me going public, so they cut me a deal, I get my stuff back, my parents never find out what happened to me, and I get enough money to go out into the world for myself."Scales had his head slightly tilted and he was shaking it the whole time, like he wasn't buying a word of it, or that he was disappointed, I wasn't quite sure. He sighed, then said "We both know that's a lie.""What?"