Title: A Battle For Royalty
Why did I ever want to go for a walk? Tasha’s thoughts pounded in her mind like the pouring rain that drenched her and made her shiver with cold. She had been exploring deep in the woods when a sudden downpour had caught her frolicking in the forest. The rain now pelted her face and hands; grey mist blurred her vision as she tried to navigate her way home.
A flash of lightning lit up the ground in front of Tasha, illuminating a shivering, dripping object that whimpered in fear. Tasha stopped, afraid to move until she knew what the creature might be and whether or not it proved dangerous.
The clouds covering the sky made it difficult to see anything in the already dimming light of evening; Tasha narrowed her eyes, scanning the ground in front of her. As her eyes adjusted to the darkness, she slowly began to see the creature, and waves of curiosity and excitement swept across her face. At first glance, it appeared to be a large, wet lizard, but as she looked closer, it seemed in some way more dragon-like, with scales and wings and a long pointed tail. Tasha loved dragon-kind, but at thirteen years old, she knew they didn’t exist. Still, the creature that lay huddled in a ball on the ground before Tasha, could only be explained as a dragon.
But could it really be possible? Tasha wondered.