“Freezing the water is the best way I believe. We don’t have
to freeze the entire ocean but just make a little bridge.” I concluded after a
lot of thought. “Now how were you planning to get all this magic to do this?” I asked Destiny.
“When I was in my egg my mind was connected to the minds of all other dragons that ever existed. I’ve learned one thing, three times in alifetime a Rider can give themselves to their element that they can control.This gives them power and allows them to do almost anything they want. It also allows for your maximum amount of magic you can hold to go up so you can hold
more magic after that. The old dragons told me not how to do it but that you could do it.” Then Destiny took off and went away to hunt for herself.
“Her idea is very interesting, but how did she know you could do that? I mean what did she mean when she said, my mind was connected to every other dragon that existed?” Derek spoke up.
“There are some things other people cannot explain so you must find out on your own; I believe that will happen when you get your dragon.” I replied. Derek sighed at my response but didn’t say anything or do anything but play around with pebbles on the ground, tossing and flicking them and spinning them. He seemed to try to move them in every possible way he could
think up of.
“What do you think my dragon will look like?” Derek asked after a couple minutes.
“Follow you’re instinct, for what do you think your dragon
will look like.” I replied.
“All I see when I picture the dragon is a lavender colored eye sending picture to me through the eye. It’s like we’re already connected.” Derek shivered slightly.
“Are you scared of this communication between you and the dragon?” I asked seeing his shiver.
“It’s not a bad feeling it’s just a little strange to have
someone else in my mind.” Derek explained.
“You’ll get used to it don’t worry.” I comforted him. Derek just grunted and threw a rock into the lake. I put my finger into the water and called upon a fish to bring back the pebble for me. Soon enough a fish swam up to me and opened its mouth revealing the pebble that Derek had thrown. I took it and placed a piece of bread into the fish’s mouth and it nudged my finger as
a thanks and swam away. I smiled and said to Derek as I placed the stone back in his hand. “Reward nature when it does your bidding and when it doesn’t don’t punish it because in the future it may not do what you wish. If you punish nature that time than it will no longer come to
you and you will lose complete control over that piece of nature.” I quoted my father who had said the same thing when I had kicked a tree when things had not gone my way. I thought Derek was just going to grunt again and he did but then he looked up at me with a pleading look.
“What?” I asked confused.
Derek just shook his head and looked back down. “You wouldn’t understand.”
“What would I not understand?” I asked. Derek remained silent, so I did what I normally did to get someone to say something. I sat down next to him and drew into the ground a question mark using a stick. Then I handed the stick to him. He sighed and then absently drew an eye into the
ground with such detail I almost thought it was real. When he finished his masterpiece I recognized it as a dragon’s eye. I guessed this was what he saw in his mind every day. I understood how he felt about this eye that looked so pleadingly at him. It seemed to tear him apart, just looking at this eyes that knew him and pleaded for him to come to it. It had been the same for me when I had Destiny’s callings. I had gone so mad that I had stabbed a tree log 20
times until it split apart. Then I had stabbed it some more with my paring knife. At that moment Destiny had contacted me again and had helped me to calm myself. From that moment I never let my emptions take over me so strongly. Destiny had taught how to control myself. I knew it was not my place to teach Derek this lesson so I slipped into his mind and searched for information to where exactly the dragon in the egg was. When I learned where it was I shot my mind into that direction. I passed many different minds, mostly human but every once in a while I would pass by a strange animal’s mind. Then I hit a wall in the world of minds. I knew that I had reached the Shadow Lord’s castle and his border that he had placed around his place. I looked for cracks in the wall but finding none I called to the dragon hoping it would hear me and reach out with its own mind and contact me.
Shortly I heard a voice, “Make it quick, Dragon Rider of Destiny I can’t do this for long.” The words came faintly and struggled.
“Derek, your future Rider needs your help. He needs to learn the lesson of control as I did when I was driven mad when Destiny called too. Please help him; it’s not my place to teach him the lesson. Seeing you again would be the only thing that could help him.” I said quickly.
“I can’t, I can only send him simple pictures. Please give him this image.” The dragon said and sent Sarah an image of her fully grown and fierce with claws and roaring at something outside the picture.
“Why can’t you talk to him like you’re talking to me now?” I asked.
“I am able to talk to you for one reason. His mind is not used to a dragon in his head and you are, so I have been sending him pictures to get him used to a dragon being in his mind. When he feels comfortable enough he’ll lower a barrier so then I can send him complicated images, and then when he releases the last barrier I’ll be able to talk to him. I have to go before the Shadow comes into the room and finds me as bright as a star. We in our eggs glow extra bright when communicating with someone.” Then the dragon cut off our connection.
“Hello? Earth to Sarah. Earth to Sarah. Come on dumbo, come back!” Derek yelled when my mind finally reattached to my brain. I opened my eyes to see Derek waving his hand in front of me trying to see if I would react to the light differences as his hand shaded the sun.
“Stop.” I said sternly. Then I entered his mind and made sure he felt me entering.
I talked to your dragon and it’s a she. She told me to give you this image of her in the future
when she’s fully grown. She’s just a small hatchling in her egg right now so
when she hatches she’ll only be the size of a lion. When she’s older she’ll
look like this. I thought to him and showed him the image she had given to
me mentally. He gasped when he saw her. She’s so beautiful, such a pretty color purple. Derek thought. She doesn’t mean for you to feel anxious, she just feels anxious herself. Don’t worry about her, she can handle herself. Then I thought to myself making sure Derek didn’t hear. Every day her glow will diminish because of the Shadow Lord takes her energy. She only has about 1 week left, just like the other two eggs do. I’m worried about the other two dragons in their eggs. How in the world will I be able to be the Rider for 3 at the same time? It seems impossible. The two other eggs had to be both male, because that would mean, Destiny and the other dragon
could both have possible mates. That’s one of the most important urges in a female dragon. This is way too overwhelming. If a dragon brings to a Rider an element to control what will happen then? I just sat on my rock and thought until I could not think any longer.