Hunting went well enough, when we got back, no one was out and hiding in little rock juts or things like that. We didn't have very good dens built so snow constantly went through them. Me and Iceheart caught a few snow hares and let me tell you they are fat! We still had to go back to get the rest, most of the other hunting groups came back with a little less.
“Iceheart!” Crystaltail called “you know that most of the Ice dragons had heat stroke right?” Iceheart nodded “Well they healed and so did the scars and wounds from past fights it's amazing!”
“Show me!” they raced away and I took Icehearts load and went to the middle of everyone and set it down. Some dragons that didn't already get feed came out all. All the prey was taken acceptfor one rabbit and I looked over to see Sheartail look at it hungerly. He was old and frail one of the first dragons to join Zerics original group. I grabbed the rabbit and took it to the rock he was laying under. As I got closer he looked at me and shook his head.
“You need it more than this old fool.” I dropped the rabbit close to him
“Yes but I would feel at fault if you went hungry.” He chuckled a bit
“Fine. but what about you?”
“There still a bunch other rabbits that me and Iceheart caught so ill be fine!” He stared at me with amazement in his eyes.
“Ok but how is it that you have always kept a positive view?”
“Cause we have a good leader, this place is amazing and I have you to tell my adventures to!” He laughed and gave me his smile. And to see people around me smile is all I live to do. I nodded to him.
“I need to go get the rest all tell you all about the hunt later!” He nodded and pulled the rabbit closer to eat. I flew back to the rest of the rabbits and saw Snowstorm and his followers stand over the prey. I growled and flew down next to him.
“What are you doing?!” He looked at me with a covered up hatred look
“Well I killed this prey so it's ours.” I scuffed. This brat!
“Actually me and Icheart killed all of them!”
“Well finders keepers!” Some of his followers looked concerned I guess they thought Snowstorm did kill all of them. I heard a crunch in the snow behind me and turned to see Sheartail.
“This little dragon has hunted and proved successful so Snowstorm are you a truthful hunter? Or a lying fraud!” I looked at Sheartail gratefully
“What do you know old dragon!”
“More than you'll ever see.” I started to back up and so did Snowstorms followers, we all knew where this was leading. Snowstorm lashed his tail and I saw Sheartail gather up a bit of snow in his claws.
“Die!” Snowstorm screeched and lunged at Sheartail. In a moment's time Sheartail threw the clump of snow at Snowstorm’s eyes and sidestepped. Snowstorm landed and his eyes were glazed red from the snow and Sheartail made and clear ice wall in front of him. Before Snowstorm realized it he charged and smashed his head into it falling to the ground limp and unconscious. Sheartail padded over and prodded him, Snowstorm leapt up and bit into Sheartails neck. I stood horofid and so did the others but Sheartail looked excited. Before we knew it there was a break but not the sound of a neck more of scales. Sheartail slashed at a gap in Snowstorms scales and Snowstorms jaw opened wider as something pushed his teeth from Sheartails neck. I could just see cylinders of blood ice form into the bite marks. Snowstorm leapt back bewildered.
“H- How?” he stammered in fear and rage. Sheartail only chuckled
“I know more than you'll ever see.” Snowstorm stepped back and lashed his tail calling for a retreat and only half of his followers left with him. Sheartail looked at me and smiled.
“Th- Thank you so much!” I was still surprised and the other dragons bowed
“We are so sorry we didn't know this was his true self.” Sheartail nodded
“No harm done but you should say sorry to Iceheart and Shardeclaw.” I looked at him confused. They asked me for forgiveness and I accepted it and they helped carry the prey back. Iceheart was back and we all explained what happened and many dragons gathered around Sheartail to ask how he did that with the blood ice.
“I'm not telling anyone about my blood ice it's something only Zeric had taught me, when i'm ready i'll pace it down to the next generation.”