hi, guys! This is another part of my shadow story. Hope you enjoy it. (this dragon is what i am in every rp!)
Shadow stared at the chains that had not moved a single inch, shocked into meeting the cunning nigthwing's eyes "What did you do to them?" she whispered, "Are you an animus?"
THe nightwing looked amused, "Oh great star-shine no! That was another animus. He agreed to enchant those chains in exchange for his life."
"he must have been very stupid, animus dragons should know nothing can threaten their lives." Shadow commented off-handly.
The nightwing nodded, "yes. He was a dragonet. Anyway, he died soon after. I killed him. I'm glad too, he wasn't any good to this world. Anyhow, he enchanted those chains so that when an animus dragon is touching them, they cannot do a single spell...unless."
Shadow looked up, realisation flaring through her brain, "Unless you touch them." she said flatly.
The nightwing looked mildly suprised, "See guards!" he said, encompassing his sandwing guards with wings flared and talons opened, "this is why i wanted Shadow specifically. She is smart, not dumb and suprisingly beautiful as well."
Shadow snarled, "oh stow it garbage dump!"
The nightwing frowned, "You will respect me, or i will kill you." he said dangerously, his wings tented backwards. Shadow bared her teeth at him.
Then the nightwing laughed, "oh well, lets see how this works, enchant that peice of rock over there to turn into a mountain of diamonds." he reached out a talon to touch her spikes.
Shadow shivered at his cold touch, but her brain was still working, "I enchant this nightwing-" she began very hurriedly, but then several things happened at once.
The nightwing snatched his talon away, so that when Shadow finished her enchantment, it did not work because the nightwing was not touching her, second, she got whacked in the head with a spear so hard tears sprang into her eyes. She moaned, lifting her talons to rub her head.
The nightwing snarled and slapped her wings again with a spear, "Do what i tell you, or else!" he snarled. Shadow winced and lowered her snout to the ground. She hoped it looked submissive enough, even though on the inside her heart was burning like Peril the Skywings scales. The nightiwng touched the end of his spear to her diamond-hard scales. Her eyes followed it upwards, you will die. she whispered in her mind.
The nightwing's eyes widened and then he smiled, Not anytime soon. shadow heard, whispered into his mind, and she remembered her enchantment to read others minds when they were thinking something to her. she couldn't help but smile, we'll see, now won't we, piece of ranking garbage.
The nightwing laughed, "that is enough training for one day." he said out loud, then turning around, he crouched by her, "until tomorrow, Shadow." he whispered.
Shadow was scared, and caught, but she was still seething to be let out, to test her skills at outwitting this annoying nightwing "until then." she hissed back, slamming her snout into his face, momentarily blinding him. By the time he turned around, Shadow had rearranged her body away from him.
The next couple of days were torture for Shadow. She found no way to outwit the nightwing for he had obviously carefully thought out every plan for her. He told her an enchantment, and if even one word was said differently, he removed his talon and she would be speared.
By the end of each day, Shadow's serrated claws had left ditches in the tiled floor and her spikes tail had left scratches anywhere it touched. But on the bright side, Several guards had a spike or two, or a gash or ten on their bodies. DeathSeeker even had a scratch on his back talon where she had sliced her tail spikes onto his talon. That had ended with several spears and no more practice for a couple of days. But the sad part was, the more she hung out with (if it could be called that) DeathSeeker, the more they had telepathic conversations. The more she learned that he was, in his heart, angry at his job. And by the end of a week, she was reasonably certain he liked her....just a little bit.
It was the fifth day now, and Shadow was lying on her cold piece of tile, and a plan was hatching in her mind.
"morning beautiful." A cold talon was drawn across her spikes down to her tail, making Shadow squirm. Stop it Deathseeker. she thought angrily. he smiled, why is that my diamond? he was think back. Shadow gritted her teeth, because it is the most annoying thing ever! Deathseeker stopped, laughing ,but at least he stopped. That was happening a lot lately, he was doing what she asked. Which, though it made the sand wings gossip, was just fine with her!
"Today you are going to do something very special for me." he whispered to her, his breath making scavengerbumps rise all along her back, "You are going to enchant every animus to appear before me in chains just like yours."
Shadow reared up, but a threatening guard made her sink back down, she turned to Deathseeker, "What!?" she repeated furiously, "What are you making me do!?"
DeathSeeker scowled, "Don't make this harder than it already is." he said angrily, "My boss is impatient. Unless you hurry up with results, i will have to kill you."
Shadow snarled, lowering her chest close to the ground, her tail lashing in the air, "Want to bet?" she hissed so low that Deathseeker scowled, "Now." he said.
Shadow frowned, "Fine." She turned around. THe nigthwing placed his hand on her snout and she opened her mouth as if to enchant something, but her mind was working furiously, I enchant these chains to melt instantly! she thought. The nightwing's eyes widened, but he did not remove his talons in time.
BOOM!!!!!!! Shadow watched in utter delight as the chains melted and exploded away from her. She roared and took to the air, her powerful wings turning bright oranges, reds and blacks as they beat the air, swirling the currents with their thunderous movement. She roared and the sound screamed out and she opened her mouth. Frost Breath poured out, screaming over the guards, encasing the fire that came from their mouth and knocking tens of guards down at once. Then she unleashed her fangs and jets of lethal venom spat out and the screams redoubled.
That was when she turned around, and came face to face with Deathseeker, who was hovering beside her. For a long time, the two dragons stared at each other, he made no move, and so she made no move. Their wings beat, sometimes overlapping each other. Black and black (for she had turned herself black) wings overlapped, her silver spikes shining.
"you're not killing me!" Death seeker chuckled, but his humour was strained.
Shadow laughed, "I ought to." she said dangeorusly.
He paled. Shadow nodded in triumph, but then saw his gaze was pointed somewhere else, "NO!!" He suddenly screamed, lunging forward, his talons grasping for something too far away for him to reach, "DON'T DO IT!"
That was when Shadow felt the sadnwing barb plunge straight into her chest. She gave a scream and plumeted into the ground, feeling something tear through her wing. ]
All went black
When Shadow woke up, she was in chains again, but something felt wrong. She looked up and saw Death seeker smearing brightsting cactus over her chest, muttering in a nervous fashion. Then he saw her eyes, "OH , you're okay!! I was so worried that you were going to die!!"
Shadow looked at him and then he blushed. His tail brushed over her chains and twined around hers. She did not pull away. THAT WAS IT! Shadow looked around and saw her chains weren't fastened on!
"Shush!" deathseeker said, "The sandwings don't know they're only draped on.
Shadow smiled, "We're getting out of here then.
to be continued in one last post