art by Fuboroo
Well, then. Thought Silver. A very dramatic day, today is. She was annoyed with herself for trying to save this mystery dragon. She also felt heroic.
Ha-ha. I am the best hero one has ever seen!
Silver kept on diving down, down, down to the murky depths of the ocean. She then realized her breath was running out. Of course, she could abandon this mystery dragon, but that's not what a true hero would do, right? Stop falling, you idiot!!!! She thought. Make me saving you a whole lot easier, and we both won't drown! *Sigh*
Oh, why did she sigh? Now she lost even MORE air. Aaargh!
The falling dragon's shape got even closer to her. She could barely make out who it was, but maybe that was just because she was very close to blacking out. Silver cautiously reached out and could feel that she caught the mystery dragon.
Ha- HA!!!!!! she thought triumphantly. Bet you've never saved anyone, huh, Sphinx? Oh, NO YOU DIDN'T!! She carefully inspected the dragon, and... wait, what?! The dragon was a Leafwing? Yes, after the big plant-vine-war thingy on that other island, all the dragons there had been saved, but, it wasn't like they wanted to explore here. They just hung out ow at their evil-plant-thingy-free island. Then why was this dragon here.
Silver carefully flew to the ocean's surface as fast as she could. Then, finally, she was out of the water! She breathed in the air like she had never before. Finally!!! Then she looked at the dragon-still out cold.
"Wake UP stupid," she growled loudly. Then, with no response, she didn't know what to think, honestly. She inspected the Leafwing more carefully this time. He/she was a pale green, although was it normal for the wings to be dark purple? Nope, definitely not. This was strange.
"How can we both get back to land?" she thought. "Fly? Nope, probably not..." Yep, this was a weird day. Suddenly, she had a great idea. She put the Leafwing on her back, carefully. She slowly swam forward. This was going to take a long time, but it was effective.
After about a half-hour of swimming, she finally hit land. Silver was very grateful to be back on the soft sand. She realized that she was the first dragon to get back!
"She's back? But she was supposed to fly... and who's that?" murmured the crowd.
"What's going on here?" asked a voice and a Skywing landed next to her.
"Well, I was flying, and noticed someone just falls into the water, so I go down to get them, and bring them back here," Silver said nervously.
"And were you coming back, or did you cheat?" asked the Skywing again. Silver felt another wave of annoyance come over her. Why did she cheat? She could have at least got to the island outpost, then come save the dragon! But, said a quiet voice in her head. Then the dragon would be dead.
Oh well, no choice but to lie right now. "I was coming back." Silver was surprised how easily the lie came out of her mouth. That shouldn't happen!
"Well, then that's good. we wouldn't want you to cheat," said the Skywing menacingly. gulp.
"Why is a Leafwing here?!" asked another dragon, pushing to the front. it was a Seawing. Her name was Kelp, and she was an author, just like the Queen Coral had been.
"Leafwings shouldn't be here! They should be at their island!"
"That is true..." said a Sandwing. "How strange."
"That's IT!" yelled the Skywing. "Queen Glory, get this dragon to the Rainforest, I'm sure you can do something-maybe Tsunami can help. Everyone else, stay where you are! The others still need to finish the race!"
"Yes, SIR!" everyone echoed loudly.
"Good!" said the Skywing, and Silver walked over to him.
"Can I go to the rainforest, to see what's going on?" she asked.
"yes, yes, go. Just remember that the next challenge is in one week." said the Skywing.
"Yes, SIR!" said Silver, only because it seemed appropriate.
She landed on the rainforest floor softly, and looked around.
"Hey, Silver! That's your name right?" asked a voice. She turned around and saw Snowfall there, behind her.
"Yeah, it is-I thought you knew me." she said, a bit annoyed.
"Yeah, yeah, good for you." said Snowfall. "ANY-way, that mystery dragon, right?"
"Yeah..." said Silver. What did the Icewing queen mean? and why was she in the rainforest?
"He want talk to you-something about the end of the world? And visions? I have NO idea."
Uh-oh... were those visons/dreams Silver had been having were actually going to come true? Was the end of the world really going to happen?