It’s been a few months since we moved to the mountainside and since Zeric died our group has been fighting. I was thankfully named and given a mentor before he died, but it’s been mostly hard on Iceheart. He had to split away from the only person he loved a few weeks after she got back. I looked around and spotted Iceheart at the edge of our makeshift camp staring out at the forest.
“I think we should have a vote!” I heard Snowstorm announce. Everyone hushed and nodded in agreement. Snowstorm then continued.
“And I will humbly nominate myself for the role of leader!” Everyone looked at each other and I saw a few of the older dragons shake their heads. He's a pain in the tail and too proud to admit defeat when were already beaten! I leapt into the air and whistled to get everyone's attention. The dragons stared at me and I saw anger flare in Snowstorms eyes. This is what you get brat!
“ I nominate Iceheart!” I saw the older dragons nod yes and and some others uncertain. I quickly continued before I lost their attention.
“He’s done more than Snowstorm could ever do! And he’s the one that helped open the ancestral wheel. So Snowstorm tell me… Where were you during all this!?” I didn't realize but Iceheart turned to listen to what I had to say. I turned back to the crowd to find Snowstorm right on top of me. He whispered in a voice so cold and menacing that I thought he would kill me!
“Dear sister, Beloved sister. Remember whose your family and who’s a weak coward!” I slowly began to land when Iceheart launched into the air and was there flying by Snowstorm. He rested there for a moment then, and in a voice much like how Zeric spoke.
“I will accept Shardeclaw’s request and will run for leader if that is your wish…” He turns to look at me and I nodded yes. Dragons began to whisper and many of them started to turn to the older and senior dragons. The group began to talk collectively then without a word Iceheart and Snowstorm separated to different sides of the makeshift camp. Iceheart nodded to me and I quickly flew up again.
“Everyone choose who you would like to have as leader by going to their side!” About ten dragons walked to Snowstorms side and everyone else went to Iceheart even my mom and dad! Snowstorm glared at Iceheart and started to act like a priss.
“Fine then! You’ll all die in the first snow storm that comes and will come back begging to have a leader like me!” Most dragons rolled their eyes and I was there with them but some of the female dragons looked worried. My brother besides for his personality looked attractive? I guess and that's what most of the female dragons were after. He turned and left in a huff with his followers and Iceheart went right to business.
“Everyone rested and willing enough come to me!” Some of the dragons rushed over and some tried to get up but Crystaltail sat them back down. Crystaltail took up the role to learn herbs and become a healer dragon. I walked over to Iceheart.
“I want groups of two to cover North, South, East and West. Look for signs of prey and if you can hunt, Shardeclaw you come with me.” He nods to everyone and walked away up the mountain, I quickly followed behind him as everyone seperated into groups and headed out.
“Thank you Shardeclaw. I do know its been hard for everyone and I can’t imagine the toll it took on you but thank you for helping out as best you can…” Iceheart often spoke in a monotone tone barely with any emotions, but now he spoke as if he was in pain yet grateful which is why I admire him so much.
“Then let's go on with the hunt!” He smiled at me and raced up the hill. That was the first time I’ve seen him smile or even be happy without Skyheart by his side. It was my only indication but I knew with him leading us will be alright.