Four dragons crept through the darkness of the NightWing Historical Museum. They didn't look like any of the famous dragons depicted in the paintings and statues. They were different than the NightWings. They were different from any other dragons on the continent.
"Look, here's the door connecting to the palace," one whispered, pointing with one golden talon to a set of thick mahogany doors. A sentry stood at rapt attention in front of the huge, heavy-looking silver knobs.
"Hey, who are you?" he said suspiciously, spotting them huddling in the shadows. "You're not supposed to be here!"
One of the strangers puffed a wisp of glittery smoke out of her nose, which the guard inhaled accidentally. He began to sway on his feet, then fell to the ground in a snoring heap.
"This way," another stranger murmured, opening the doors as quietly as he could. "Hurry."
The group tiptoed in silence down several corridors. There weren't many guards tonight because of the big party Queen Soulkeeper was throwing for the RainWing ambassadors. They had planned for that- and every tiny factor in between.
The royal hatchery was unguarded, like much of the palace. Good. They were already behind schedule- they couldn't easily afford more setbacks.
The egg was easy to find. In the biggest nest, with maybe six other eggs, shining silver like a star. Just like the prophecy said.
One dragon, with the utmost care, reached into the nest and carefully, carefully, picked it up.
She carried it back just outside the hatchery, rejoining her companions.
Four more puffs of glitter-smoke, and they were gone.
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TANIS | For Dragons
HAIL QUEEN AUKLET
daughter of athena