All I can say is I hate this camp! We do thrive in the shadows but this place is straight up black! Just walking into the forest its like theres no moon or stars nothing. Just nothing. A few minutes after your eyes adjust however that's when you see spineless trees only until you reach there tops. Its hard enough trying to figure out whose who without running into someone. I heard scratching and turned to see who it was. I could smell her scent as she clung to a tree I watched a small snake like shadow wrap around the tree as the dragon leaned away from it.
“Everyone look here!” Some dragons jumped at the voice and some rushed to sit closer to listen to her words. “I know this place isn't perfect but with a little luck and effort, we will make this our home!” I was able to see the movements of nods then all of a sudden a cheer of approval. Suddenly the forest erupted as all the dragons began to flap their wings and begin to realize it’s not such a bad place.
“I believe tonight calls for celebration!” She called again more dragons got excited and somewhere itching to head into the forest to explore. “I need an expedition group and a hunting group, hunters gather a few live rabbits and deer and anything else will be eaten!” I stayed where I was and looked around it was amusing to see everyone so excited but it was also a relief. It gave hope that even though this place isn’t perfect we could still live and survive. A few dragons ran into the woods to hunt some went to Shadowheart, Shadowhearts father Nightstorm however went to a nearby tree and sat, staring at his daughter. Nightstorm wasn’t a very good dragon from what I heard. Apparently when Zeric was still alive he battled him for leadership and horribly lost. He also caused Skyheart to run away and abused his mate Purpleheart and Shadowheart. Almost every dragon hates him and I could see why but I feel like he should get a second chance. A lot of the dragons always said I’m to trusting. Maybe I am but why does that matter? If everyone was just as trusting as me then there would be no reason for fights. But of course life isn’t fair. Nightstorm turned his head away and laid it on his claws. He grunted and closed his eyes, I walked over to him and sat down next to him.
“Why you here claw’?” He said with his eyes still closed.
“You looked lonely so I thought-“
“Yeah yeah just go away kid.” I only stared. He was mean yes but there was a slight sadness and regret in his voice.
“Well not everyone hates you-“ I got up and looked down on him. “Everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how much they don’t want it.” I stood there to give my words meaning and he turned his head away. I walked over to my mother Stareye and sat down next to her.
“Don’t ever! Talk to that dragon again!” I looked at her and nodded taken aback. She was never this angry but the thing is she would strike me if I talked back to her. I lowered my head until some dragons came back from the hunt. My father was Blacktail he was one of the best hunters we could have. I raced over despite my mother telling me to stay. Blacktail swished his tail and turned away from me to hear the praise of Shadowheart. I stood there bewildered and I felt betrayed somehow. I turned to Stareye and she looked away I felt like crying but if I did there would be a huge commotion. Besides no one believes claws’ since they aren't important enough unlike the defenders. I felt scales brush by me as Nightstorm stood next to me and gentle led me away from the group. We sat down under a tree as he watched the group.
“You looked on the verge of crying so do it now while no one sees.” At this point I couldn't help it and tears streamed down my face. Nightstorm continued watching the group as I cried for a minute or so. I wiped away my tears and said a small thank you.
“Heh, I guess you're right. Some dragons do get second chances.” I nodded and looked over his shoulder. I guess someone saw me because the next thing I knew I was being dragged away and Nightstorm was pinned on the tree.