DO. NOT. STEAL!
A hero’s epic story starts with a problem that the hero solves.
The hero in question is supposed to be brave, good, but accidentally heroic, who saves the world because it is right. Not for the glory.
This hero was not a hero in anyone’s eyes, and probably never would be.
This hero would save the world for fame.
She just didn’t know how.
“STAY,” Tere said, taking a deep breath, “AWAY FROM MY PREEEY!”
“WELL SORRY FOR RUINING YOUR ‘MAGNIFICENT’ PREY!” Stargazer replied. “IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!”
“BUT WHAT IF IT IS?!?! WHAT IF YOU RUINING MY MEAL CAUSES THE WORLD TO END?!?!? WHAT WOULD YOU DO THEN?!?!?
“OH, QUIT COMPLAINING YOU SNAIL-BRAIN!” She yelled back.
Sometimes I can hardly STAND that dragon, She thought to herself. She stormed into her room, shut the door, and flopped onto the ground and put a pillow over her head.
But I’d probably try to become the princess’s friend…at least THAT would
be fun. Imagine, being friends with royalty! That would be...amazing. One small problem with that though…
She wrinkled her snout. “No one SEES the princess.” she said in a haughty voice, then fell over laughing. Her best friend, Sunset, entered the room. “What’s so funny?” she said.
Stargazer stopped for a moment, then started laughing again.
“Can you-close the-door?” she gasped when she could speak again. Sunset closed the door while Stargazer sat up and put on her Very Serious Face.
“Seriously, what was so funny?” Sunset asked.
“Oh, just my AMAZING impression of the crown guard.”
“Let's hear it!” Sunset clapped her talons together.
“‘No one SEES the princess,’” she said again.
“I know, right?”
As she laughed, a headache slowly crept along her skull, then EXPLODED in a blaze of pain. Stargazer screamed and doubled over, clutching her head.
“Ow,” she whispered. “Ow, ow, ow.”
Sunset shrieked and jumped up, yelled, “I-I’ll get help!” and ran, yelling “WE NEED HELP!!! NOW!!! I REPEAT, WE NEED HELP NOW!” Words -angry words- pounded through her head. What-what’s happening?
“I TOLD you, Stargazer needs HELP!” That was Sunset, right outside the door. I swear, this idiot REALLY knows how to get under my scales!
Were those...Sunset’s THOUGHTS? WHAT?!?
“And I told YOU, STARGAZER RUINED MY PREY!!! So no, I will NOT HELP HER!!!” and that was-Tere?
IS SHE STUPID?!? I SAID NO!!! LIKE A BILLION TIMES!
Tere’s thoughts too...what’s happening? Can I...READ MINDS?!
She shook her head. What a silly idea. Reading minds? Pffft. She’d always thought of that stuff as superstitious nonsense. But…if she could really read minds...how? She was...well, confused was an understatement. She was perplexed.
While she was thinking, she noticed the headache was gone.
Sometimes, I wish I’d never met this dragon. Came two thoughts at the same time- again, Sunset’s and Tere’s.
Stargazer shivered. These two seem to really hate each other.
“What,” came a voice from outside either Stargazer’s, Sunset’s and Tere, “is all the bother ? Can’t a dragon get some sleep when he wants to?”
Stargazer’s heart skipped a beat. That was Tarantula, the spiky SpinnerWing dragonet who spun strange venom silk.
These loony arguers, and Miss Head-In-The-Clouds. Came another voice-or thought? Stargazer’s gut twisted. Again, these dragons were hating on each other.
Again, they’re arguing. Again, they’re swearing and cursing and snarling at each other.
Their thoughts drive me crazy. A voice agreed in her head.
I just noticed you a minute or two ago, so it seems your powers have manifested. The voice went on. Finally. I’ve been waiting for ages.
Who are you? Stargazer tried, but before the voice answered Sunset ran back into the room.
“Stargazer, are you alright?” She said.
“Yes.” Stargazer answered. “I’m alright.”
Except for the mysterious voice that may signal that I’m going mad.
You’re not going mad, little newling. Soon you’ll like your new powers, and with time you’ll be able to unlock new skills that come with your mind-reading.
Stargazer decided that she was going mad.
“TERE! WHERE’S MY FISH?” Tarantula yelled.
“OH, SOMEWHERE YOU’LL NEVER GET IT BACK,” Tere snapped. “IN MY STOMACH!”
“WHY YOU LITTLE- I’M GONNA-” Tarantula exclaimed.
“You’re gonna what?” Tere challenged. “Eat me? Kill me? YAWN.”
“WELL, I HAVEN’T DECIDED YET! BUT IT’S GONNA BE PAINFUL! I’LL MAKE SURE OF THAT!” Tarantula yelled back
“Oh, you will, will you,” Tere said. That stinky son of a camel.
Again-there were her thoughts.
Poor Stargazer. Came Sunset’s thoughts. Forced to listen to them bicker all day and all night.
“Yeah...poor me.” Stargazer muttered to herself.
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