Birds arent singing anymore, its night, and theyre at their
homes resting I open my eyes and look at the orange sky, stars faintly appearing in that dark blue blanket I take in a deep
breath drawing in some of that marvelous cool refreshing air I smile and look up at the heavens, and then stand on my four
feet and stretch
Ow! I snap in pain, my heel feels stiff! And it oddly hurts! I sit back and look at it, aw-sh**!
Its all swollen up! Red and moldy! The bandages are kind of loose and theyre damp! Better go down and get them changed, my
leg is killing me!
Good evening Tora the priest calmly greets as I walked into the living room, as usual, hes reading
I say nothing and sit back; I wonder where the brat took Ryorin
What happened to your foot? the priest questioned,
his baggy cloths rustling as he got up, walked up to me and examined my injury does it hurt?
No, it just itches, and it
bothers me I whine, he then stood up and to the kitchen, probably to the aid kit again I hate that damn thing, sigh I look
away toward the boys room; I wonder how the little one is doing
There! I smile, a nice little
purple ribbon around her neck making her look extra cute! So? What do you think? I ask Ryorin, and she cutely squeaks in approval
I think she likes it!
slowly getting up on her four limbs, her wings are spread but tattered, but her feet/pads are okay,
her forefeet look like hands, body moving somewhat like an alligator, but she walks on them, so does that make them hands
of forefeet?? (Shrug) I watch her as she slowly walks around, inspecting my room, sniffling here and there, looking curious
ever since I brought her here, I was the one to move her from one place to another, she never moved by her self really shes
a bit slow; shes probably just weary her limbs are short but thin in a way, and her wings are tattered leather
I call her in the spur of the moment, and she cutely look at me, somehow a human reaction, I dunno--something about her feels,
human! She understands me and knows what Im saying, maybe shes more than just an itty bitty little female dragon, do you understand
what I say? I ask her and surprisingly she dipped her head in approval!
(Somewhat humming) she slowly slithered her way
towards me, she was mostly dragging herself, heavily moving the way she moved was the same way an infant would go when it
learns to crawl, the poor thing wasnt moving very well
? I blink her as she seemed to change her course, from me, heading
towards the spear resting at my bed a few feet away I dont think it would be a good idea for her to touch it, it might hurt
her, or burn her like it does to Tora well, Ive never seen him try to touch the spear, but he keeps telling me demons cant
touch it because it has the power to obliterate anything that tries! No one can hold it but me! The beholder of it!!
shes at the metal head, curiously smelling it, and it softly hummed; I honestly dont think it would hurt her, it doesn't seem
to be attending to do so Oh-uh!! Shes climbing over it! The spear is humming louder; I can feel its discomfort! Ryorin is
snooping around the tattered silk for some reason
Uh--Ryorin, I dont think you should do that! sweat dropping, I carefully
scoop her off the spear; slowly its humming softened, but oddly didnt stop Whew~! I smile as the spear finally silenced, that
humming had me a bit worried
(Squeak) Ryorin cutely called, and I look down at her, sulking she gives me this odd--sad
baby face? Gee? I wonder whats wrong
Hn? I turn around and to my alarm clock, its getting late, I wonder if
Tora is still on the rooftops, and if Dad is awake, and I wonder if Asako still has a grudge on Tora for peeking on us further
more, what worries me is Mayuko, shes really been furthering away from us lately, as if--trying to avoid us from encountering
something, and if I know Mayuko correctly, shes probably in trouble but thinks she can handle it without my aid I dont want
to interfere; maybe Im just over doing it
Ushio? Whats the matter?
HUH? I jerk down to Ryorin; she worriedly
looks at me, that sad little baby face cutely waging her tail, did you--say--something? Im probably over working my brains,
cause for a minute there, I swear I heard the softest, sweeties, most delicate ringing silver bells in the core of my ears!
Of course I did! What do you think I am? Speechless?
h-how?? shes not moving her mouth, yet I hear her talking!!
How is she doing that?? If--you can talk why didnt you say anything earlier? I ask, heart throbbing, this is crazy
its a bit hard to explain, cause (shrugging) I have no idea how Im doing this either!
??? she sounds, nervous, and
I guess shes pretty much lost, too, her voice showed it her beautiful ocean-gray eyes are staring right at me! Beautifully
shimmering like flickering waves or crystal clear waters under the bright sunlight
Unh-what? Why are you staring at
me like that?
(Stutter) I guess I embarrassed her, looking straight into those orbs she flicked her fragile wings
softly and lowered her head a bit, sorry about that I nervously chuckle, I pick up the spear, Ryorin cradled in one arm and
then walk towards the door, I should let Tora and dad know you can talk
What if they cant hear me?
you think that?
Because I spent most of my time with you! I didnt get much of a chance to communicate with them properly
Oh! And by the way, my name is Kikka! Not Ryorin!
Kikka?? okay, so we have to change the title, okay, I guess
is my youngest sisters name
Sister? I gawk her, you have other dragon-sisters? A dragon family?? she somewhat pouted
No~! Im actually--err--sigh never mind
Whats wrong? I can feel heartbeats throbbing! Something
is bothering her, and I cant help but be nosy in concern
Door slid open
Ushio! I say to him, I felt him stand
by the door then started talking to himself, I wonder why is something he matter?
Oh-no nothing dad! he smiles sheepishly,
but then Ryorin cutely squeaked, No? What do you mean? huh? He can talk to her?
Ushio? I ask him, can he communicate to
her, you can understand her?
Err--well he looked down at her nervously, and she looked at me and squeaked again
I dont understand it, but I can tell shes trying to tell me something
Yeah-I noticed my son stupidly
chuckled; I wonder what she said to him
Ushio, is everything alright?
Um, yeah everything is just fine dad, right?
he looks down at her, and surprisingly, she nodded in approval!
I see I feel like Im missing something here! (Sweat drop)
I littler correction, her name is Kikka!
Kikka? but he named her Ryorin, didnt he? Why did he change
Yeah it appears to be her real name
Im a bit foggy here I think Ill go read a nice book, I see, well Ill be in
my room and trail away, I need a cold shower
I guess my old man got confused he chuckled, then walked
towards the kitchen, or was it the living room, eh-what the heck I look around as he tenderly carries me in his arm, that
huge spear in his other hand; I wonder why he possesses such a weapon in such an early age! Hes too young to be a warrior!
Well, though father became a solider when he was only ten, he became a mastered warrior when he reached eighteen! And now
hes a king! A lord! The Lord of Dragons! Married to my mother the daughter of the first dragon blood, Lady Nagini! Kikka!
he calls, I guess I dazed away
Something wrong Kikka? You just zoned out on me he looks worried, aw-the
sweet boy sigh, he wouldnt believe Im under my own fathers curse, and that Im a princes!
No I was just wondering
aw-youre such a sweetheart! Better that Ryekin, the wimp! He started sobbing when he broke a nail! And father insisted on
us getting wed! Like sh** thats gonna happen! I aint gonna marry a female-version of a guy! He might be a wonderful swordsman,
but he sucks, big time! (T~TX)
Kikka? a spooky deep voice suddenly rumbled, I jerk my head and
I see my reflection in something silver white!
Ack! She screamed? oh-!! Its just the demon! Dragons
dont scream! he growled at the boy, Sheez! When did he get here??
Because you scared her you idiot! Ushio growled back,
and he looks angry, I can feel his body heat seeping into me! Sh** stupid cold-blood! He feels so sexy-hot! It sooths me,
I cant help but snuggle and--no!!! Get it out of your mind you perverted girl! Youre cold-blooded now! Dont let it take over
you! Besides he already has a girl and you already have a guy! So the subject is settled! Its closed! Forget about it!!
under breath) the beast muttered something really isnt nice! Even I cant be that foul mouthed I dont like the orange maggot,
I could wait until Ushio leaves the room, I transform in size like I did before and bite his ass really hard! (Evil snicker)
I really scared him last time, he thought that little O-me is just a peony little dragon eh? Well, he has more coming! I can
be ten times bigger and crush this pitiful temple into a pulp! () Nah~! Ushios been too nice! I cant destroy his home for
my love of destruction! God curse the devil, why do I like destroying things? Probably got it from dad! (T__T|||)
he sweetly calls me, whats the matter? Do you always daydream like this? he asked, spear resting in his lap, scooping me like
a cat his hands around my chest--thank God I dont have breasts as a dragon--and faces me in front of him, you can really get
a guy worried he smiles, Aw-how I love his smile! It looks so much like my loves!
No Im sorry; I just have a lot of
things in mind
SH**?? the demon suddenly snapped, whats with him?
What is it Tora? Tora! Yeah, I keep forgetting
the name Tora means tiger, and this one is a real mangy one! Hmm, I wonder what Ushio means?
She can talk? so he can hear
me? Cool! All whats left is the monk!
You can hear her? Ushio beams; and the beast dips his head, great!
whats with this guy, growling and hissing at Ushio like that? I have a feeling he want to say something, quit playing with
the lizard and listen carefully LIZARD?!?! How dare he! I changed my mind, I wont bite his ass, Ill bite his crouch! Personally!
Ill rip it to limbs hell regret those words! (GRRRRR!!!)
Kikka? What's wrong? Ushio somewhat shrugged hugging me, I can
feel his heartbeats rhythmically pounding
We agreed on calling her Ryorin, didnt we? Why are you calling her Kikka? he
cocked an eyebrow
Cause its her real name! he said in a matter-o-fact tone
Anyway he murmured, it seems that there
are more of her kind around HUH?? Me and Ushio gawk him, Oh-God please dont let it be Ryekin! Please-o-please-o-please!
do you mean? Ushio questioned, and then looked at me, Kikka, do you have any idea about this?
No! And please! Whoever
it is thats looking for me if s/he asks you never saw me, okay?
? they gawk in confusion, then Ushio turned to Tora
and the demon shrugged, well, okay, if thats what you want he somewhat soothed
Thank you! (Smile) it means a lot to
looking around the bushes and trees, I
sigh in disappointment, Ive been searching for a week now and I found no trace of the missing creature
Mayuko one of the
girls calls me, walking to me with her golden yellow traditional Japanese armor, a stiff look on her face, her sisters come
along, theyre triplets, one in golden yellow armor, one in crimson red, one in ivy green, there was also two more (I dont
know what they call more than three that look a like!) they are six sisters looking for the seventh as far as I can tell,
the one in sky-blue armor and the one in silver white arent here, they went to look somewhere else
Yes? I say my words
breathlessly Im beat and I cant search anymore
Any sign of her? she softly asks; one hand on her hip, the other on her
No Im tired; I havent slept well last night
I see she somewhat hissed, Giniry, Kiniry, any luck?! she asked
her sisters, and they shock their heads while they walk towards us
No! No sign of Kikka anywhere! Maybe shes not here
Ryorin! the one in ivy green said softly
We have to find her before Hanash does! I just hope Tessin and Gigi got anything
better! the one in yellow somewhat growled
Hope father is getting better, ever since Kikka left home he got really sick
for what he did to her the one in green stated worriedly
Thats what he gets when he stands in stubborn-old-Kikkas way!
She and Cho are in love, he should know better than to butt Ryekin into the picture! the one in yellow concluded
the two others breathed
Pause silence (Yaw~n)
Mayuko, you look beat, how about if we take you
home? the one in red suggested
Id appreciate it I say weakly, my legs are too tired to walk back home and look up and
watch Ryorin the golden dragon as she transformed into this HUGE dragon as her scales flickered brilliantly under the moon
light, she lowered her head with a grunt for me to climb; as she flew, shes invisible, no one can see her in a matter of seconds
Im back home and she shined as she transformed back to human form
Maybe you should stay home for the next few days; we
can manage the rest on our own she soothed, but I smile and shake my head
No-I want to help!
What if your hunter friend
found out? Ryorin doesn't seem to feel safe around Ushio, and I have to say, I never thought that dragons feared the spear!
Just what kind of creature would hunt the dragon clan for that matter anyway?
Ill stall him, dont worry I dont want to
cause Ushio and the others any problems, and I just hope I can pull it through Tora! Hes the only one that manages to get
me in my lies
Alright Ill stay near by in case you needed help, by now Hanash might had found out about you, he might
try to get you Ryorin warned, and according to what I remember hearing them say, Hanash is an evil sorcerer who wanted to
wed his son Ryekin to their sister Kikka, but she refused, and declared that shes in love with a priest named Cho? And this
Hanash sorcerer got furious; he can transform into a black snake and dangerously kill! And he happens to be on the trail of
Ill be careful I dip my head and wave good bye as I walk home, my legs are killing me sigh thank God tomorrows
What? I flush; I just said shell sleep with me!
I mean in the room! Youll sleep in my room! I point out; I dont want her to get the wrong idea!
a relived sigh, Im no pervert, I wont even consider the idea! Sorry! I hope you dont get the wrong idea about me! I try to
smile, but the idea is embarrassing! Although shes cute and all, though shes scary when shes angry, she can be dangerous when
Tora teased her earlier--saying that she looks like a weathered old piece of sh**--she almost snapped his--(shudder)--ahem--!!
Err--(flush)--yes? she curiously look at me, her ocean gray orbs flickering with beauty, theyre so--enchanting!
Youre awful cute (snicker) for someone in such an age! Have you ever considered finding a mate? (Eyes lazy glare)
what is she pointing at?? Um, its really getting late and Im kind of beat, how about if we just sleep? a mutter nervously
feeling my pajama, I wanna sleep so I can see Mayuko; Im worried about her
Ow~! Okay (giggle) good night
said calmly, laid down her head and closed her eyes, sleeping there in the basket, the basket is at my head, and I lay down
and cover up under the blanket, close my eyes and try to sleep
I wonder if she dreams I wonder if
things are gonna go alright? I wonder if Toras--ahem if I close my eyes and concentrate, I can hear his cursing in my mind!
I reach out and caress Kikkas body, and it seems that she doesn't mind, she snuggled a bit and went back to sleep and so should
I things arent gonna be the same for a while I guess
at them, both sleeping there, that damn little nipper! They smaller they are the more it hurts! And the brat is snoring his
brains out; I wonder how she can stand it!
Huh? she opened her eyes and slightly smiled, her cute bronze
figure stretching out
What a night
she looks at the brat, and I can tell shes annoyed, we both gained sweat
drops; the brat turned to his side and stopped snoring
And I thought fathers snoring was loud!
her old man
snores? I never thought dragons snore, say, scaly she jerked to me with a face saying call me that again and Ill rip it out
completely! Err--never mind! I mutter and she dips her head and walks out of the basket towards me
Is Shigure awake?
No, not yet why would she care
What? I hiss, I dont care how cute she is I aint falling for her
Would you--(wide smile/eyes shimmering/winks eyelashes)--do me a favor?
?? I dont like that face! For
me if a woman have that face it only means trouble!
Can you take me to the rooftops?
wanna see if my wings can at-least help me glide! Since theyre ripped and all, I cant fly anymore
Why bother the try?
Listen! Ive been a dragon for a whole year! No pain, no gain!
A year? Wait, you mean youre not really a dragon?
of-course Im a dragon! But I mean Im not supposed to be like this all my life! (Stutter) ah-never mind! (pause/sigh)
anyway, can you take me?
Why the sh** not?
! did she just curse? This isnt good (-U_U-;;)
Because I dont think you should! she only pouted, that look was damn cute!
Well I dont need no over grown cat to tell
me what to do! Just get me to the rooftops!
Is that a demand? evil smile, dark orange tail lashed
your orange butt it is!
Hmm this girls got guts! Might as well make use of it! So~ if I took you to the rooftops and
just left you there to fall and splatter into a pancake, would you be satisfied?
You just take me there; Im ready
for the consequences!
I dont think so! Yelp! The brat woke up!!!
Ushio! Sorry if I woke you up!
do you want to go to the rooftops Kikka? he growled, probably heard everything
I wanna test my wings!
youre just a fragile, helpless little--
Are you mocking me boy! (Flames swooshed out of her mouth) are you?
Oh-Uh! The womans angry and shes already throwing flames!! Better make the brat forfeit before she burns the place down to
Im not mocking you! Im just saying you shouldnt try it! What if you got splattered?
Itll be my problem
boy! So butt out!
I dont think so! the brat is halting out of bed and attends to grab her, Ill put you somewhere you
can hurt your self!
Wow! she bolted right outta here!
You idiot! After her! the
boy hissed at me and watched the hole in his door, howd she do that? He slammed the door open and ran out, Kikka!!
she go? she wasnt this fast yesterday, was she? I sniff around and I cough her sent, This way I hiss to the boy, he tightened
his grip on the spear and followed
Stupid human! Thinking I cant take
care of my self Im 24 I can handle thing more easily than him! I dont need some-some--Brat!--to tell me what to do!
Oh-Uh! Hes looking for me! Better hide! I look around and I find my self outside, I look and look
Sh**! Its Hanash!
You fool! Impudent girl! You thought you could defy my power!
O~ f*** out
you old sh**! (T__TX)
Very well if you think you are worthy of my wrath! I shall taste youre agony and defeat to--
How dare you-you despicable little--
Get a life! (T~T) I smirk as I bolt my way out though the
gates, I flap my wings but theyre not doing so well! Im gaining altitude but its not high enough! But oddly, Hanash didnt
chase after me, I wonder why?
Kikka! Oh-no! Hes right behind me!
Gotcha! Damn! Tora got me!
squeezing my gut over here! (Glare) is this the way you demons treat a lady!?
Lady my ass! I could just snip off your
tail, fry it, and then have it for lunch! he then evilly smiled, come to think about it! Ill eat you at any rate! hes hovering
me over his open mouth!!
Wo~! I bet that hurt!
Hes used to it Ushio sneered
and pulled back the spear, Toras head looks awfully flat from here! Cmon the boy growled and took me from Toras hand, Tora
you ought to know better than to try and eat her!
DAMN! That bit** was getting on my nerves!
Ill show you a BIT**!!!
HEY! leaping out of Ushios hands, Tora yelped and leaped hovering into the air, legs crossed
protecting his--err--treasure? Theres no way Im letting you near me! he muttered
Thats it! Im afraid Im gonna have to
restrain you Kikka!
You can bet your sorry butt you wont!
Kikka! he yelled as I sprung away into the sky,
but my wings failed me since the road leading to the city goes downward from the temple, it gave me enough pulsing to glide
higher but I was so into gliding, I didnt notice the two girls walking up towards us
Eep! Pull up!! Pull up!!!
the two girls screamed as I tried to avoid running into them, the tawny-haired one dodged me, but only ended up smacking into
the black-haired girls face!
Asako! Mayuko! Kikka are you all alright? Ushio asked in worry as he ran to us, and the one
with the black hair pealed me off her face
Uhh--yeah! face to face, when she realized what hit her, her face when white
(An annoyingly ear popping shriek!)
SH**! Not so loud! My hands are too short and I cant cover my ears--where
ever they are--you know!
EEK! she screamed again and threw me with all her might, and only to be cough in the demons
hands again he caught me like a baseball! He makes a pretty good catcher!
Nice throw! Tora chuckled, the jackass! He dangled
me holding me with two forefingers by the tail
I think your bothering her Tora! the tawny-haired
girl said in worry, I guess she cant hear me but wait! Theres a necklace around her neck, and an ivory shell dangling at the
end of it Ive seen that shell before!
She started it! he growled, I can hear the rumbles in his chest
the black haired girl felt her head, I guess I startled her badly, but wait! Its the girl from earlier!
Are you okay Asako?
What about you Mayuko?
Yes why is it that she always wears so tight?? Trying to impress Ushio?? I look at Ushio; the
idiot is as blind as a bat! He helped the black haired girl up and then craned to talk to the other girl, the tawny haired
one (U_U tisk-tisk-tisk) he has my pity
Ugh! My head hurts! Tora! Put me down!
Why should I?
Hn? Why should
you what Tora? Asako asked, I guess she cant hear me! And I guess she forgot to let go of Ushios hand as she stood up!
put her down Ushio demanded, spear butt on the dirt
You two make a nice couple! Cute holding hands like that!
Ushio flushed, then jerked his head and released her fingers, Tora just blew up laughing!
Whats going on here?? the black
haired girl demanded, her cheeks grew red!
(Ear popping whistle!)
??? all shifted to the tawny-haired girl,
she blew the whistle with all her might, then drew in a deep breath and looked back at us
What was that? Ushio gawked,
from whered you get that whistle Mayuko?
I Kikkas sisters gave it to me!
SH**!! She just summoned my sisters!
Sisters? You have sisters? Tora barked at me, but I can feel their approach, I gotta get outta here!!
YAW!!!! I bit his fingers hard and he threw me away in pain, great! Just the
right altitude! I spread my wings and flap for balance but manage to glide my way down, Oh-Uh!! Someone is very close! Something
is shading me! I look aside and I see flickering white! Its Giniry!
Kikka! Where are you going?
Beat it! Im not going back!
Kiniry! (Flickering red, flies on the other side of me)
calls and rushes after me, so persistent! Toras right behind him, the two girls as well, my sisters are in dragon form as
small as I am and gliding smoothly towards me, but my wings failed and I fall right on my face!
I bark, and I halt when I see two more dragons fighting with her, Kikka in bronze, one in silver white, and one in bloody
red, Sh**? What are they doing? I hold up the spear to swat the damn little--
Ushio! Wait! Mayuko shouted, then stands
in front of me, theyre her sisters!
Sisters? Tora growled, Sisterly love? I think not! he muttered
They look more
like prosecutors if you ask me! I growl, what kind of sister would hunt down its sibling?
Shouldnt we at-least brake their
fight? Asako asked as she stood next to me, panting
You shall do no such thing! I man shouted behind us, I jerk and
see an old man, and Id say hes as old as my old man, wearing black armor, looks like a samurai from the old days! Probably
an old fashioned geek! (Sweat drop) but then I saw four more girls behind him looking worried
Oh-yeah? And who are you
to order us around? I growl, only for the extra weight of an orange clawed hand to make my head bow
Forgive his insolence,
but you are Lord Deva, are you not? Tora tried to smile
Yes, and you are Lord Nagatobimaru, correct?
Yes! he affirmed,
what the sh** is going on here? Tora knows this guy?
Kiniry, Giniry! Stop this at once! he demanded, and the two little
dragons stopped fighting Kikka
Huh?? at a matter of seconds, they transformed into young arrogantly beautiful women!!
Were sorry father! the white one tried to smile as she gripped Kikka in her hands, but you know how stubborn Kikka can
Yes I know he sighed, and then walked a step forwards and Kikka started hissing
Back off daddy! I aint going
Oh-yes you are young lady!
Huh? Asako and Mayuko tugged on my sleeve, Ushio, whats going on here?? Asako
I have to foggiest idea! since the girls cant hear her, better keep the story covered
Ushio! You had
better share your thought before I make you! Asako hissed; her knuckled hand under the tip of my nose! I can hear Tora muffle
his chuckle! (T__Tx)
A/N: Im bored I think the next chapter would take some time R&R please!