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Phoenix Henrietta

The Last Phoenix

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Princess Awinita

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So begins...

Phoenix Henrietta's Story

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At the edges of the circle that Irral constructed a shiver of raw energy coursed through hte golden tracings.A feather of peautiful red appeared in the air at the edge of the circle. More feathers, golden, red, and white. began dancing at the edge of the circle. On the ground the Phoenix Crest formed under Irral. Very briefly lifting him upwards as the raw magic swirled and danced.

In a way the world Spirit of gaia was thanked for her help. But then, raw magic began poking lile little shots of lightning, golden, red, blue, pink, white, green, and every color in between between the feathers and the ground. Each strike making the circle brighter, the magic growing stronger.

And then...

A swirling tempest formed around Irral as the feathers grew so numerous and unnumbered that it was hard to see before out of nowhere.

And just as sudden as it started it ended, the feathers and magic disapeparing. And then it happened

A tiny quiet voice spoke from Atop Irrals helmet.

"Where am I ?" It was a girls voice. Possibly no older than twenty, maybe even no older than ten ?

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Irral closed his eyes as the feathers embraced him, lifting him off the ground as lightning and magic swirled around him. He smiled, this was all so beautiful, and it's very presence healed him slightly, removing some of the corruption from his body, dispelling it into the air harmlessly.

"Where am I?" her voice rang out as soon as his feet touched the ground.

"You are finally awake." he spoke softly. Opening his golden eyes, he gazed upon his pet Phoenix, and reached out, offering her a gentle hand to help her to her feet. "I had to take you to Gaia in order to wake you.... and it worked. How do you feel, my dear?" very rarely did Irral ever speak this softly to anyone. His tone was nothing but affectionate and gentle. After all, how could he not be so helplessly in love with his pretty bird?

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From where the brown haired girl laid on Irrals helmet like it was a lounge chair beside a pool, Henrietta briefly looked around, the design upon the ground continued to glow with an etherial calmly and very safe feeling light. Like as long as she was neat said light pattern, or even Irral directly, she could be safe as could be. Safe as she always was. But the helmet was not exactly the most comfortable thing to lay on. Though she had, as a Macaw slept and prched on it.

But she wasnt a Macaw. far from it, she was a Phoenix. "I was asleep ?" Well she had been asleep, somewhere, infact Irral took such good care of her one might have thought she was infact dead but Irral knew otherwise. when he asked her how she felt. She smirked. "Starving, you wake me up, but no breakfast ?" What time was it ?

She took his hand, she stared at him briefly, she knew the voice, but couldnt place the face. "Joe ?" Meaning his old Arendelle guise of Old Man Joe, the same guise he was using to hide or was cursed to ? Henrietta didnt know for sure, but everyone thought her a boy! "Is that really you ?" She took his hand.

But at his nod she let go and launched herself at him while screaming in joy, hugging his head and upper body to the point that if he were a normal man he'd be laying flat on his back with her breasts in his face smoothering him. But Irral was not just any old guy, IUrral was the first Son of Light and twin brother of Kanwar. "I MISSED YOU!!"

He was there when she hatched from her egg, she was a tiny thing compared even to Old Man Joe, he cared for her day after day, and many points she was feared too sickly, but thanks to his love and care, she pulled through every time. Irral had kept her so secret and carefully cared for she didnt have to want for anything whatsoever.

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A phoenix. A creature of legend, Smaragdos had only read of the great bird and had never set his eyes upon one. As the spectacular of light and feathers unfolded before him Smaragdos knew something special was going on. Then, she emerged, and Smaragdos stayed back and quiet while the two reunited.

He did notice, however, a gentle twinkling of what may have been starlight ascend from the circle and Irral and the feathers. Gaia had spoken to him. Smaragdos recognized the signs. He blinked a couple of times, eyes adjusting slightly as a few shades of red across the planet grew a bit brighter, yet easier to look at. In the distance, to the southeast, Ni'Thorne still stretched into the sky.

"Champion," Smaragdos, very omen-like, addressed Irral, "You've returned just in time."

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Irral couldn't help but smile when Henrietta tackled him into a hug, wrapping an arm around her waist and embracing her gently. He placed a gentle kiss on her chest before lifting his head out of her breasts, and kissing her forehead. He only smiled at her mention of waking up hungry, and stood, hooking an arm under her hips to lift her up and let her sit on his shoulder, where she often perched while transformed.

"Old Man Joe is but a fragment now. I've awakened, myself. You may now call me Irral, my pretty bird." He said smiling and giving her leg a gentle squeeze.

He turned his head towards Smaragdos, and narrowed his eyes while searching for his memories. Ah yes, he thought. The lost child whose memories he restored when he first came to this planet all that time ago. He blinked slowly and turned to face the other Dragon.

"Pray tell, child. What am I in time for?" he asked.

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Easily perching on Irrals shoulder, just like she always had in her really ugly macaw form for so long until that moment. Feathers briefly formed in place of her beautiful brown hair before she briefly shivered, any latent magics from the awakening fading and returning to Gaia directly in thanks for helping wake her up. Some of her feathers formed something akin to a headband like crown upon her head.

To any commoner of any form, the headband crown was just that, a simple elegant yet pretty headband crown of a sort.

But to Irral, {and to an extent, Light herself] they knew exactly what it was, the crest of the Phoenix Clan of the Eagle Empire, long thought dead. but thanks to Henrietta, somehow still alive.

"Irral, Joe, Old Fuck, you're still the same sweet guy regardless of what your name is, Ya cute Lommox" Henrietta, even in her parrot form, was indeed a smart mouth, but also hilariously innocent compared to Irral, sure she had pet names and insult names for rthe guy, but she actually never meant any of them, it was more like she said it for comical effect and to get a smile.

As the new dragon appeared Henrietta remained safely upon Irrals shoulder, Like a watchbird, However clearly curious as to the new arrival and how the newcomer addressed her.... foster father was a good term for her still sleepy bird brain, Rather respectful.

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"Nightfall," Smaragdos stood slightly taller as he recounted the tale of ages past. Briefly, for Irral was the one who restored these memories after all.

Smaragdos interrupted himself towards the tail end of the tale. Draachstill had been disturbed. Something was going on in the Exalted Mountains, something big.

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Irral's face was rather blank while Smaragdos recounted the history of Gaia to him. It was clear that he didn't care much for the history of the planet. If anything, he spent the duration of the tale's recounting idly preening Henrietta's hair with his fingers, combing it and making sure it was clean.

When the other Dragon finished, Irral finally looked to him. "And what part of that had to do with me and my bird?" he asked. "I will help rid Gaia of whatever is leeching her life energy, and to an extent I will help heal the planet, but I care not for the history of the planet, or the petty squabbles of Gods." he stated simply.

There was one thing for sure: The Spirit of Gaia was sick. The planet was sick. Irral had the power to both put a stop to, and reverse this sickness, and he was already planning on doing it. Darkness must be purified. If Irral has to destroy a star to do that, then so be it. The Light will prevail, even if it needs to be absent.

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The petty squabble of the Gods was unfortunately the unavoidable. It was the petty squabbling which had led to the creation of Gaia in the first place. It was the petty squabbling through which the Children of Gaia came to exists, and it was through petty squabbling that the original Wyrms and Dragons of Gaia were created. It was unfortunate for the Children of Gaia that their fates were so tied to forces so...well, petty.

But such was the nature of Gaia. He wished it was as simple as exterminating the leech. Eras was more than just another celestial force- he was the creator of Gaia.

"As Gaia grows weak, Eras lays claim to her breath- as he was the one who gave it to her. Eras has a tie to Gaia that is unmatched. To rid Gaia of Eras completely may kill her. His colossi were sealed once - they how he tortures Gaia - but they have returned. Over in the Exalted Mountains Ni'Thorne has risen. Most had forgotten that much of the mountain was comprised of he."

Smaragdos could not say what that all had to do with Irral and the Phoenix, other than that they were here. The rebirth of a phoenix was always an omen - and Smaragdos couldn't help but see what he saw.

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"Then we kill the Colossi." Irral said simply while Henrietta concerned herself with fixing his hair, idly braiding it. He allowed her free reign - knowing she meant no harm. Irral's eyes searched the horizon for a moment as he thought. To kill a Colossi, a link between gods.... that would be no easy feat, even for him. But he was the Champion of Light. The first and most powerful Champion of Light, and these Colossi were avatar's of darkness, if nothing else.

And it was his sacred duty to eradicate darkness.

"What can you tell me of this.... Ni'Thorne? What are his powers and weaknesses?" he asked. Other questions of course applied as well. Size, strength, etc. Irral's Golden eyes were strained with focus and determination, and he was eerily still.

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"There is a stone in which Ni'Thorne was trapped...but it's impossible for it to have returned," Smaragdos looked west, "We should hurry if we are to go."

Smaragdos knew not how Ni'Thorne rose.

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Of course his inquiry wasn't fully answered. His face now looked bored. Going into a fight blind. Very well - it'd be like just any other fight against the Darkness then. No matter, his Light conquered all. And if it couldn't, the Corrupted Light would destroy it. Irral began to float in the air as Smaragdos looked west.

There was certainly a strong, dark presence there. Blinking slowly, Irral began to float lazily in that direction for a few meters, allowing Henrietta to get a good grip for when he took off. And when he did, the sound barrier broke immediately, and the sonic boom rang out across the landscape. Irral quickly accelerated to Mach 3 and then maintained that speed easily. Light streaked behind him, and all who looked upon it felt a sense of hope if they were free of Darkness, or dread if Darkness dominated their being.

The Champion of Light was on the move.

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Smaragdos watched the two depart for Ni'Thorne, who stood stooped on the horizon. The sonic boom of Irral taking off masked the great crack of Ni'Thorne as his leg was blown clean off. Ni'Thorne was clutching a mountaintop for stability. The few citizens of Skyfall still alive in the small town on his shoulder continued to scream their heads off- they were too far yet to jump to safety.

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Irral stopped suddenly, and hovered. Ni'thorne was being taken care of, by the look of it. But in the distance.... another colossus was lurking. Actually, Irral could sense a few, scattered throughout the planet. But one stood out among the rest: the Colossus of Darkness.

Out there.... somewhere in the desert.... Irral rocketed off again, this time, looking for Tenebyx. Colussus of darkness.

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The desert was quiet and dark by the time Irral reached its heart, Henrietta in tow as usual. The Dragon of Light halted and slowly sank towards the ground. His presence shook the dunes as he landed gently upon them. His eyes of gold and swirling violet gazed out upon the sands in search for his dark target. What he sensed earlier back in the moutains.

Tenebyx, the colossus of Darkness.

Though Irral did not yet know his name. Yet.

"Tell me, my pretty bird. Do you sense it? The overwhelming darkness buried in this desert?" he asked Henrietta, perched on his shoulders, braiding and playing with his pristine alabaster hair. "He is hiding somewhere.... he will be purified, and Gaia will be better for it."

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As Irral hit the brakes, Henrietta briefly sailed forwards from his shoulder to the crest of his helmet before hanging directly before his eyes off his forehead horn like a bat on a tree branch or rock outcropping, her arms crossed, the only thing that gravity affected thanks to irrals own magic, was her hair, which hung like spanish moss from her head as she clung with her taloned feet to Irrals helmet.

"The only thing I can sense" She grumbled with a very upset look on her face. "Is that Somebody forgot the birdfeed again" It was true, Irral was so focused on getting Henrietta to waken, and also smighting certain things that he had infact forgotten to feed his beloved Pretty Bird. Her stomach, her starved stomach, growled to prove her point.

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"Hm... so i have...." he said, reaching up to pat her head and set her back on his shoulders before looking around. His eyes focus on something in the distance, a rather fat looking rodent, but healthy. Outstretching a hand, a tendril of light lurched out of his arm and snatched it, lighting it aflame with lightfire, killing it harmlessly and cooking it just the way his Pretty Bird liked it.

He lifted the corpse up to her, and grunted. "Here, pretty bird. Will this make you happy? I cant have you starving on me." he teased, smiling for a moment.

After she was content, or at least, began to eat, the rest of his helmet and armor began to glow into place on his body, shining and shimmering in the darkness outside. To allow time for Henrietta to eat her fill, he flew slower, towards The Crypt of Tenebyx.

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Seeing how Irral cooked her absolute favorite meal made her stomach rumble once again until he gently handed her the cooked rodent, she looked as if praying, when she was really thanking Light in silence for sending her Irral in the first place beofre tearing into the rat.

Taking about a minute as Irral gently flew along the skies so she could eat without too much worry of wind pull. Henrietta belched after a few moments. "I never knew this world had my favorite rat on a buffet!!" Thanks to her reborn eyesight she had spotted a fieldmouse packed meadow far below them.

Soon she was done, and as they flew closer to the crypt she felt it. "Uh...." She knocked on Irrals helmet befor speaking into what had to be a periscope kind of thing. "Captain, Darkness again!" Her tone said it all, the dark power was actually scaring her

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Irral nodded as Henrietta pointed out the darkness coming up ahead. She was right. That was their target anyway. As she morphed into a small bird and hid within his armor with him, he picked up speed again.

It was time to cleanse the darkness.

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Irral nodded as Henrietta pointed out the darkness coming up ahead. She was right. That was their target anyway. As she morphed into a small bird and hid within his armor with him, he picked up speed again.

It was time to cleanse the darkness.

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Irral nodded as Henrietta pointed out the darkness coming up ahead. She was right. That was their target anyway. As she morphed into a small bird and hid within his armor with him, he picked up speed again.

It was time to cleanse the darkness.

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The darkness emanated from here. Irral stopped and hovered above the crypt, staring down at it with disgust and indignation. "It is beneath us. This... colossus of Darkness." he thought to himself calmly. He unsheathed his lance and twirled it around his body inteicately, drawing a new magic circle in the air below him, aiming right for the crypt beneath the dunes.

He began to chant in Draconian once more, gaining power and momentum. He stopped twirling his Lance and held out his free hand, fingers wide as he pointed his palm down to the circle. An orb of Light formed in front of his hand, gathering strength and power and slowly, steadily. The end product would be a penetrating beam of light once the spell was released.

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The Hidden Glen was peaceful and quiet. It was near the midnight hour and the moon was full, its bright white haze illuminating the otherwise dark forest. The moon seemed massive as it hung in the night sky, its large round form being mirrored and reflected off the surface of completely calm, still black waters. Being farther out away from the nearest cities, away from all the dust and light pollution, here the stars twinkled and shined ever so brightly like tiny little blue shimmering diamonds in the sky. There were no clouds to be seen, and peering up from the large clearing in the trees, this was the perfect time and place to go stargazing. Although it was very late, the moonlight made it somewhat more possible to see in the dark by casting a dark blue silhouette over the forest, making the treeline more visible for anyone who might not have a lamp to see. Of course, many nocturnal critters happened to be active in the forest at this time, and occasionally their eyes would reflect the moonlight also which caused their eyes to glow in the dark. Raccoons, foxes, possums, deer and other creatures roamed around quietly at night as green lightning bugs hovered around and flickered magically in the dark with the serene and natural sounds of croaking frogs and toads, and chirping crickets.

The Hidden Glen seemed like the perfect place to go camping as a single shooting star fell over the night sky, adding a more surreal view to the already peaceful and dreamy setting. But the dark forest, despite its appearance and stillness, was a place that never truly slept, as many animals were just now starting to hunt. From tiny black ants to hungry fish, winged bats and grub eating hogs, the forest may have seemed quiet, but it was actually teaming with life. If someone was quiet and still for long enough, they might even be able to hear cracking sticks and swaying branches moving in the dark forest from the many stealthy animals that passed through the area on a regular basis. There were snakes slithering about in search of nesting birds, which had settled in for the night. A wood turtle was drifting afloat in the middle of a large pond, as water beetles waded along the surface, causing little V-shaped ripples in the water. A spider was busy spinning its web between two trees, and the dew which had collected on its silky strings began to shine in the moonlight. A wolf's long-winded howl could be heard in the far distance, followed by what sounded like a great horned owl as it called out to other owls using a series of hoots.

Despite its tranquility and peacefulness, The Hidden Glen was a very dangerous place for the unwary and unprepared. Bears and panthers or wildcats lived in the forest, along with coyotes, large alligators and other predators. While most of these animals were very skittish and usually afraid of humans, incidents have been known to happen, and it wasn't uncommon for tragic deaths to occur in the woods, especially at night during a full-sized moon like tonight. Everything was on guard in the dark forest. That is, everything except for a single large egg which suddenly fell from the sky, as if it had been dropped from the air by a large night bird, slipping from its talons in mid-flight or perhaps dropped on purpose due to its weight. The large egg fell through the trees, bouncing and rolling over several branches as it tumbled to the ground. The egg rolled along the grassy leafbed before hitting the trunk of a huge willow tree and coming to a dead stop, nestled within its thick winding roots among the foliage. Miraculously, the egg didn't even crack or break, and apart from three parallel scratches along its surface caused by the talons of whatever had dropped it, the egg appeared to be unscathed.

As the moonlight hit the egg's surface, it quickly became apparent that this was no ordinary egg. The most noticeable thing about it was its size. The egg, although having a typical oblong round shape like most common birds and reptiles, was about the same size as a 60 gallon wine barrel and weighed nearly 600 pounds. It had a very thick, dark grey plated surface covered in diamond-shaped rocky scales which overlapped similar to fishes scales and helped it to blend in with the rocks and foliage. An egg which had scales, now that wasn't something associated with most reptiles and birds, especially among the species which lived in the surrounding forest. This could only mean one thing. The egg must have come from somewhere else. But from where? And how did it get here? Was it still alive? And if so, what kind of embryo was it carrying inside? Was it a bird, a snake, or maybe a large crocodile? Could it even be a fish of some kind? Or perhaps the creature that dropped it did so after realizing that it wasn't an egg at all, but just a very large rock. Only, if that were the case, then it certainly did look like an egg of some kind. Rocks don't usually look egg-shaped or have thick scaley armor around them. Nope. This was almost certainly a dragon egg. But where did it come from? And what kind of dragon laid it? With nobody around to hear it fall, see it land, or stumble upon its well hidden roost in the dark forest, the perfectly quiet little egg kept its secrets. At least for the time being as it sat completely motionless between the tree roots, resembling a fallen seed pod or dark fossilized fern on the leafbed...


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One year later...

If one could fast-forward the clock, they could watch the seasons change over and over again. Nighttime turned into twilight, which turned into dawn, which turned into midday, which turned into dusk before turning into night again. The luscious green summer forest soon turned over to the dead brown leaves of autumn which whitened during the winter, blossoming with fruits and flowers during the springtime, only to return again back to summer. A full cycle, a flashing glimpse of one whole year focused on the same spot throughout each and every image, showing what was to become of the large black egg, still nestled cozily against the base of the aging willow tree, protected and hidden by its tangling roots in the soft rotting foliage.

Although it was large enough to see plain as day, it resembled a rock or ancient plant fossil, and blended in beautifully with its surroundings, at least during the summertime. The four changing seasons had effected the egg somewhat. It had rolled slightly from its original position during a small flash flood caused by a mildly terrible lightning storm. The egg had been subjected to a small forest fire as the willow tree it was hidden under was struck by lightning. Even though the egg sat dormant on top of a natural nest of red hot burning coals covered in flames, it did not cook the fetus inside. The egg appeared to be fire resistant, or perhaps even fire activated as the fetus began to twitch and show signs of life like a flapping shrimp. At that point in time, the as yet unhatched baby dragon was actually the same size as a shrimp, swimming inside a large eggy fishbowl of nutrients, proteins and vitamins. It didn't even know where it was, and experienced no effect from the waking storms.

As winter came, it had snowed for two days straight during a nasty blizzard which killed most of the trees and covered the ground with a blanket of heavy snow. The egg was camouflaged naturally by the sheet of snow which had collected on top of the egg shell, but the fetus inside the egg did not freeze. Instead, the colder temperatures triggered another genetic process in the creature's body. It started to change genders, just like some reptile fetuses had a tendency to do. As spring came, many rodents, snakes, frogs, insects, squirrels and raccoons would find the large egg and use it as a stepping stone, jumping on top of it in order to run up the willow tree, which was already growing back strong. But even the pressure from the weight of a mountain lion still wasn't enough to crush the lifeform inside.

After a whole year of these exciting changes and events had passed, the egg never moved or changed size. But the little baby dragon inside the egg kept growing bigger and bigger. Now it wasn't a tiny little shrimp anymore. The leech-like embryo had developed into a large wyrm or serpent, which continued to grow with each passing moon until finally it grew two eyes and four legs and started to resemble a soft-bodied salamander. Our unhatched infant was now over 3 feet long from head to tail, roughly the same size as a small monitor lizard. Slowly but surely, its skin began to toughen and soon the baby dragon inside the egg started to develop its first boney scales, taking on more of a reptillian appearance that wasn't so soft or slimey.

It grew its first tiny little baby teeth that were as sharp as a needle, and tiny little claws the size of hawk talons and as sharp as cat claws. Soon, fleshy flabs would appear under the armpits of each forelimb, connecting the animal's elbows to its body like a small pair of sails or fins. They were far too small to enable the baby dragon to do anything but swim around faster, but these small flappy membranes were actually the first makings of tiny little bat-like wings. Right now, however, they just looked like lizard gills, and were not nearly developed enough to enable the dog-sized dragon to glide through the air, let alone fly.

They did help with one thing though besides swimming. These gills acted like little bags or kites for catching wind and providing enough lift that, if the hatchling was to run at full speed, it could potentially achieve a sense of temporary bipedalism before landing on all fours. This would help the defenseless little tetrapod to run even faster for small distances on its two hindlegs, giving it a darting edge over much larger predators. It was a useful evolutionary advantage, and a necessary one, for it was possibly the only defense the poor little creature had. The dragon's internal oil sacks helped it to navigate underwater to such a point that even inside its dark gooey shell, the tiny little larval dragon was already smart enough to determine up from down as it swam around in circles, slowly feeding on its own yoke while continuing to grow bigger over time.

Finally the summer had returned, along with the heat and rain. The rising temperatures caused the unhatched baby dragon to mutate and change genders once again in direct sunlight, only this would be the last time it did this, as the dragon slowly evolved to another stage of development which no longer enabled the gender changing process. Finally, the dragon's sex had been determined. It was to become a male dragon, and this would determine the rest of the animal's life as it continued to mature. The egg was getting soft now and ready to hatch as the outer shell began to change colors like a fruit that's been ripened.

The dragon's small, fragile body was now strong enough to meet the new world. It would finally stand a fighting chance, albeit a very small chance of survival in the wilderness, but a small chance nonetheless. However, it did not hatch. Although it had been a year since the egg was incubated, and it was now time to hatch, it had received no care. It had been neglected to the forces of nature, and while the baby dragon inside was very much alive and healthy, it was becoming a late bloomer. The temperature of the egg had not been carefully regulated like it should have been, and the four-legged beast inside was still underweight. So it continued to hibernate under the weeping willow, lest it become a dwarf dragon and too small to fulfill its intended purpose. Rather than hatching which would risk stunting its own growth, the baby dragon instead lay dormant inside its egg and did nothing, allowing the time to pass.

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As the time passed and days began to change, so too did the unhatched infant dragon. It had slowly evolved and developed nicely into something which looked very similar to a gliding lizard, only much larger. It's oil bladders started to mutate and become gas bladders, while it's gills became gliding membranes. It's lungs grew bigger while it's toes and claws grew longer. Finally, the tiny dracodylidae was ready to hatch. It wiggled around and twitched quietly, pushing its slightly curved elongated snout against the egg shell from inside its pink, gooey veined center.

At first there was a crack, and soon the egg shell began to break away as the tiny forelimb of a dog-sized reptiloid reached out from between the cracks, curling its talons and hooking on to the edge of the busted shell. Then another hooked claw appeared, gripping the egg's outer shell as the scaley dragon lifted itself up. The egg's lid rested on the creature's head as it poked its face out, it's large round golden snake-like eyes simply menacing and frightening to behold with their diamond-shaped black pupils and slanted, scaley brow ridges. If ever a slimey salamander could look evil or dangerous, it was now, as it tested the air by tasting it with its forked snake-like tongue. It was obvious just from its appearance that this animal was a carnivore.

But even predators have to partake in the race for survival at some point. The infant dragon's natural borne instincts took over, and within moments, it managed to break free from its heavily armored egg shell. It didn't seem like much, but the struggle to get free had left the little baby dragon exhausted and tired. It crawled out into the world for the first time since its conception, and proceeded to rest between the protruding roots of the old willow tree. Although its scales were harder now, its flesh was still soft and slimey, covered in a protective layer of mucus which gave off a pheromone that would temporarily ward off predators. However, the baby dragon was still brittle and weak with soft skin and cartlidge-like hollow bones. Breaking free and hatching from the egg was tiring and the baby dragon had no choice but to rest afterwards. It would bask in the sun and dry out, allowing its body to absorb the sunlight and warm up, giving its heart and lungs the boost needed in order to get its blood pumping. The dragon's skin was sandy in color and semi-transparent like a newborn gecko. Although it had claws, its talons were still soft and very small, more useful for climbing and digging than for hunting or fighting off hungry wildcats.

After a few minutes, the newborn's claws and skin had dried out and hardened wonderfully. The large lizard reared its head up for the first time, and like a frog or gecko, would almost comically lick its large round golden croc-like eyes with its blackish purple, forked snake-like tongue. It was tasting the air, and becoming more familiar with its surroundings. The baby dragon could already smell other animals from over a mile away. It could hear their footsteps with its false ear lobes, located behind its eyes where it still had gills. It had a rounded snout and looked almost cute, if only for its small size and disproportionately big eyes, tiny cat-like claws and itty bitty webbed toes. It croaked its throat, or tried to, but no sound was presented by the creature's tiny call to its mother. It couldn't even chirp, for its body was still developing and the baby dragon had not yet learned to use its vocal abilities. It tried again as it's neck bulged, but again to no avail. Soon, it began to crawl or slither on all fours, taking its very first baby steps. It started to crawl along the forest floor, leaving the natural nest it had been in between the roots of the still burnt but partially green, old thriving willow tree for the first time in its entire life.