Torches lit the underground tunnel, giving it an eerie lighting. A young solider of eighteen walked along its corridors. His scorpion shaped tail curved into a hock shape as he scanned his surroundings. His talons made light foot marks as he walks along the sandy hallways. His pitch black eyes held a stern look to them as he did his patrol.
Loud footsteps could be heard from behind him. He spun around his fangs bared and his tail ready to lash out at whoever was coming toward him. Heavy breathing could be heard as the intruder came closer. The solider looked for a dark place to hide. He looked behind him and saw a bit of the wall dip into a boll shape. He slowly walked over to it and pressed his back against it and wrapped his wings around himself so he could not be seen.
Heavy breathing could be heard better now as the invader got closer and closer. The solider got ready to attack when he was sure it was the right time. He felt someone running past him and he pounced. Wrapping his wings around the dragon’s body, sending both of them tumbling to the floor. The dragon he had attacked let out a yelp. He bared his teeth down at the other dragon getting ready to bight and inject his venom. With his tail he wrapped it around a torch that was near them bringing it down to reveal who he had attacked.
The other dragon smiled up at him as the torched lit up the area he had pounced. The young soldier got to his feet and sighed.
“You do realize I could have killed you?” he asked the stoic look still upon his face as he shook his body to remove all the sand.
The other young soldier none as Zectra shrugged. “Yeah I know, but I kind of had to catch up to you.”
The male Sand Wyvern looked over at Zectra. “Why?” Viper looked down at Zectra a little annoyed. 'Out of all dragons why did she have to come and get me? She's a good friend but she really can get on my nerves.' Viper thought.
Zectra looked up at him her dark black eyes full of hope. Her wings tucked neatly at her sides. “It’s the chief. He wants to see you!” Zectra patted him on the back. “Good luck!”
“Why are you so cheery all the time?” he asked her, snorting with disgust.
Zectra huffed. “Says Mr. Stoic face. It’s how I cope with my life. Maybe you should try it sometime Viper. You may find out it helps. Now go see the chief.” She said waving her talon at him.
Viper rolled his eyes and walked down the long hallway to the center of the underground tunnels. With years of walking along these halls he knew them like the back of his talon.
As he got closer to the center of the underground tunnels it got brighter as more torches began to line the walls. Viper stepped quietly as he walked knowing if the chief new he was stomping around he would get in trouble. When he arrived in the main hall he stood by the door.
“You wanted to see me sir,” Viper said in an emotionless voice.
The dragon at the head of the room turned around to look at Viper. His dark eyes so dark that when his looking at you it feels like his looking right into your soul. His large, golden wings were folded at his sides in a majestic manner.
“Yes I did. There is something we need to discus,” The chief said in an all too calm manner. He stepped down the steps to the plat form he was standing on. His tail slowly trailed behind him. “My Kingdom has been a peaceful place for a long time.” said Venom. He came from a long line of rulers. He had yellow scales like all the other Sand Wyverns, and a milky under belly.
Viper stepped farther into the room knowing this wasn’t going to be good news.
Venom smiled at him as he came closer. “And as my best flyer and soldier I do believe you deserve to no first.”
Viper sighed remembering the day he was pronounced best flyer. It was because he had large wings for his size. But why was he bringing these things up? Viper eyed Venom as he walked around the room as he spoke.
Viper raised an eyebrow. “What should I know about Sir? Are we getting new recruits?”
Venom cackled. “All in good time boy all in good time. But there is something you need to know,” Venom turned to look at Viper. “My kingdom has been under threat for quite a while now and I don’t have any intentions of living in fear!”
Viper frowned. “What are you saying Sir?”
Venom smiled in an unsettling way. “We need to get ready for battle,” Venom turned back around and walked over to his throne. Larch black spikes came out of the back of the chair. “I do trust you will tell the others!”
Viper looked down at the floor. “But Sir I don’t think the dragonets are ready. They haven’t even finished their training!”
Venom nodded. “Yes that is true. BUT! We don’t have that amount of time.” Venom hissed wile scanning his claws.
“Then you’ll lose half you army!” Viper said back to him.
Venom rubbed the sides if his head. “Viper I don’t have time for this. You will do as I command and that is final!” Venom yelled standing up out of his chair. He slowly sat back down and in haled. “Now go do something useful.”
Viper nodded his head. “Yes Sir!” he turned around and walked out the room. He walked back down the hallway he came from and hissed to himself. “His completely out of his mind does he know how many lives his putting at risk if we go out to battle?”
“Hey Viper! How did it go?” Zectra asked. While she walked next to him.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” Viper grumbled, as he walks a little faster.
“That bad hu?” Zectra asked. “Oh come on just tell me I won’t tell anyone else.”
Viper groaned. “You’ll find out soon enough!”
Zectra looked up at him in confusion. “Oh you need to patrol the village. Don’t ask me why you just do. And try to put a smile on your face?”
Viper nodded his head as he turned down a long hallway that leads up and out of the underground tunnels wanting to get away from Zectra as fast as possible.
'She is so weird.' Viper thought as he walked up the tunnel.