I growled a little lowly and continued to watch the dragons and gryphon descend towards me as I noticed that one of them was a bit bigger than the others. I tried to get a better look at the one dragon and noticed that it was a dragontaur as the wings were on the quad half. I snapped out of it when I heard the truck stop in front of me and park as I could feel Naomi snuggle into me and whimper a bit fearfully. I looked at the truck as it was an old style ford truck from the 90’s and it looked like it was being well taken care of. The dragons and the gryphon landed on the other side of the truck as I couldn’t get a good look at them at the moment. I stepped back and started to get protective of Naomi as the passenger side door opened up and someone stepped out. I went wide eyed when I saw that it was Sam as she smiled and waved at me real quick.
“See Ethan, I told you we could’ve caught him,” she said.
“S-Sam, what the heck are you doing here,” I said astonished.
It than hit me as the truck she was riding in was the fordinator and that belonged to her brother Farm. I looked at the other side of the truck as I saw an 8 foot tall dragon get out of it and close the door. He walked around to the other side as he was bright red with yellow breastplates. His wings flapped a bit and I could see the bottom part of his wings were yellow and while the rest was bright red as he had yellow markings on his tail. He was also wearing a John Deer hat and wearing a plain grey t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans that were tailored to fit him and wearing a pair of boots. They looked to be home made since dragons were brought out a couple weeks ago. They also looked to be specially made for dragon paws and I could tell that this was Farm because he did the same thing in his story that he was doing. He also had a light brown mane that went down his neck a little. I blinked a bit as he looked almost like Vallen and let out a groan as I thought what could’ve happened. Now I would have to explain to grandpa and grandma why Vallen turned the human he’s guarding into an anthro version of himself and I know grandpa would not be pleased.
I looked around and saw the others walk around the fordinator and smile some as they all looked like anthro versions of the other guardians, except the one that looked like Crytos, he was a dragontaur and I soon recognized all of them as my friends from skype and DA. I groaned quietly again as I was going to kill all of them if grandpa didn’t first. Those guys are going to get me into so much trouble, that I’m wishing that the hierarchy clan that had me killed me so I wouldn’t have to face grandpa. The only one that wasn’t here was Pez and I couldn’t blame him or Galenata for changing him since I’ve known about him for the past ten years. He was most likely still waiting for me to invite him over and I would have to do that soon.
“Hey zilla, it’s nice to finally meet you. Sam told me here about how you saved her life from that one dragon,” Farm said and walked up to me smiling.
“You’re welcome Farm, I just wish she would’ve kept quiet about me killing that dragon in the first place,” I said and looked at her a little unnerved.
“Sorry Jeff, but Ethan was already a dragon when I told him, that’s why he wasn’t able to come with me this year to the airsoft games. Plus I did have to tell Vallen,” she said with a light smile.
“And that’s another thing, I’d like to talk with Vallen when and if he gets here, along with the other guardians,” I said with a bit of a frown.
“Wait, how do you know Vallen,” Farm said.
“And how do you know about our guardians,” the blue and yellow dragon said.
I obviously knew that was DM, he was about 8 feet tall as well and had a slight build to himself as did all of them did due to being dragons and a gryphon. I sighed a bit as I would most likely have to explain to them how I knew their guardians since none of them believed the story about my grandparents being from another dimension. I know that the news people didn’t record the part about the portal opening up and them coming through it and I’m sure they had a hard time believing that my grandparents are large quad dragons. It hit me that they were most likely worried about me as well and will probably be coming to the house to see if I’m alright when I get home. As I was thinking, Naomi started to squeak a bit loudly at them. I had forgotten about her as I looked down at her and smiled softly. I guess I should introduce them to her so that they would know her.
“So who’s the little hatchling,” Shader said.
“This is my youngest daughter Naomi. She’s a little over two weeks old,” I said and rubbed her back gently.
Naomi started to calm down from me rubbing her back and snuggled into me to stay a bit warm. I was glad that I was able to calm her down and not get her that upset from the others as she seemed to forget about them. I chuckled a bit as she started to purr happily and I heard everybody say awe. I blushed a bit and looked at them as they were all smiling and I could see a certain silver dragon towards the back snickering a bit. I recognized him from skyder’s drawings and glared a little at him. He saw me and stopped snickering real quick and I smiled at the sight. Before I could say anything, I heard wings flapping and looked up in the sky. I went a little wide eyed when I saw a bird flying straight towards us. I couldn’t get a good look at the bird at the moment as it was still too far away. As it got closer I could start making out the colors of the bird and smiled happily. The colors were blue and bright gold as I recognized the bird as Clara. She must’ve been looking for me for a while when I didn’t come home last night. She let out a happy bird like cry and landed on my shoulder as the cry sounded a bit musical.
She looked happy to have found me as she rubbed up against my face and I couldn’t help but laugh some. I looked at everybody as they were looking at me and Clara wide eyed. I guess I should tell them what kind of bird Clara is since they never saw a bird like this before, but probably read about them online and in books. Before I could tell them about her, I heard a car pulling into the parking lot and I looked around. I saw a limo coming towards us from the side of the parking lot as it didn’t look like any of the limos that I or my family use. We all watched the limo pull up to us and come to a slow stop. The driver got out of the limo and went to the back and opened up the back door. I frowned a bit when I saw Kelly get out of the car and look around a bit. She was wearing a bright red skirt and a purple shirt along with a lot of jewelry. I couldn’t understand why she was here except for trying to get me to help out with the deal her father is trying to do with my grandparents on the mineral mining in Dragonia. If he was able to get that deal, that would mean billions for him because the all of the minerals there are very pure.
“Oh good, you haven’t left yet, I was hoping that I would be able to get here before you left,” she said a bit frantically and quickly ran up to me.
“Kelly, what are you doing here,” I said and looked at her.
“Do you know her,” I heard Kirak ask.
“Of course he knows me, I’m his fiancé,” she said.
We all went wide eyed at this and she had caught me completely off guard with what she said. I made sure I didn’t drop Naomi as I stepped back a bit as this caused Clara to flap her wings a bit to regain her balance on my shoulder. She was using the ploy of me running away with someone that she probably heard from the news the other day. She was desperately trying to get me to leave Rachael so she could have me all to herself and I was starting to get tired of all of this. As I regained my composure, we all heard cars quickly coming into the parking lot. I looked behind Farm’s truck and saw news vans and groaned lowly at the sight of them. The all came to a stop and the reporters quickly got out and ran up to me and started to ask me questions. They had pushed the others out of the way as they quickly stepped to the side as Kelly and me were swarmed by them.
“Kelly, what the heck are you trying to do now,” I said to her.
“Why, I just came here to pick up my fiancé, don’t you remember leaving your house two weeks ago and came to my house to propose to me. You said you were planning on leaving Rachael and bringing your three little newborns with you,” she said with a smile.
“Mr. Hunyor is this true, have you really been with Miss Betler for the past two weeks and planning on leaving your wife who you have been with since you graduated high school,” a reporter asked.
“No, it is not true; I would never leave my wife or my kids for Miss Betler. I am happily married to Rachael and she and I are still in love with each other. Pus we would never put our kids through this at all. For all I know, she is trying to get me to leave my wife so she could have me to herself along with my fortune. She has tried many times in the past to ruin my marriage all because I wouldn’t date her in high school,” I said and looked at her.
“Miss Betler is this all true,” another reporter asked.
“Well, um, I,” she tried to say.
“Well Kelly, we’re waiting for an answer,” I said as she frowned at me.
“All I am saying is that I love Mr. Hunyor here and he told me that he was planning on leaving his wife and family for me,” she said and went to gently pet Naomi.
I watched as Naomi was whimpering the whole time as she was starting to get scarred from all the reporters and the flashing lights of the cameras. No baby should be exposed to this at all and I was starting to get a little irritated by it but made sure not to show it. As Kelly went to pet Naomi, Naomi let out a little hatchling like growl and snapped a bit at Kelly. Thankfully she didn’t bite Kelly cause that would be bad for us. Kelly screamed a bit and withdrew her hand quickly as all of the reporters laughed a bit at this.
“Did you see that, that little monster tried to bite me. If I were you Jeff, I’d put a muzzle on her. Heck, once we’re married, I’ll see to it that she’s put down along with those other two little monsters if they’re like her,” she said angrily.
That was it; that insult wasn’t going to get by me along with that threat. She wouldn’t be allowed to insult my family or threaten my children like that. If grandpa and grandma were here, they wouldn’t stand for it either. My family wouldn’t stand for that either as I glared at Kelly a bit angrily.
“Kelly, that is the last straw. I will not let you insult my family any more. I let it slide when you tried to sabotage my wedding and my marriage over the years, but calling my youngest daughter and my two youngest boys monsters and threatening their lives will not stand. I am filing charges against you for child endangerment and the deal your father is trying to do with my grandparents is off,” I said at her as she went wide eyed.
“You can’t do that, my father has been working hard for the past two weeks to get that deal,” she said.
“I don’t care, once my grandparents hear about you threatening their great grandchildren, they will drop the deal as well,” I said a bit angrily.
She tried to say something as some police officers finally arrived to get the news people out of the parking lot and I told them what Kelly did. They nodded and arrested her as well as she tried to get away and yelled that she was put up to it. I sighed heavily and tried to calm Naomi down as she was starting to cry from all the news people asking me questions and taking pictures of both me and the police car that was taking Kelly away. Mr. Betler will be calling and practically yelling at me for having her arrested but once he hears or sees the news on what happened, he’ll probably change his mind. Kelly is very spoiled and usually tries to get what she wants and some of the times succeeded on getting it. Her father even tried to set up a date for her with me on more than occasions when he was doing deals with grandpa and grandma. Thankfully they said no to the dates while doing the deals. This one deal that I broke will most likely get Mr. Betler to stop making deals with my grandparents for a long while. The world just isn’t ready to see Terondia and the continent Dragonia. The planet is very pure and clean because there isn’t any pollution there like there is here. Give or take a few fires that are made in the wilderness.
I was able to calm Naomi down as I heard a phone ring in the diaper bag. I blinked a bit and started to go through it while holding Naomi in my left hand. It took me a bit to find it as I was finally able to get it out. It had stopped ringing when I got it and I looked at the caller I.D. to see who was calling. It was home as they had probably called the hospital a few moments before trying to see how I was doing. The cell started to ring again as it was the home phone number appeared on the screen and I smiled a bit. I pushed the answer button and held it up to my ear as best as possible while holding Naomi.
“Hello,” I said.
“Jeff, where are you, we just tried calling the hospital and they said that you checked yourself out,” Rachael said over the phone frantically.
“Rachael, calm down, I’m in the parking lot of the hospital, there was a small incident when I left but it’s all okay,” I said.
“What happened,” she asked.
“Would you believe Kelly happened, she tried to pass herself off as my fiancé. But something happened where she threatened Naomi and I told her that the deal between her father and grandpa and grandma are off,” I said as I heard her gasp.
“How did you find out about the deal,” she said.
“It was on the news last night, now can you send the hummer limo over to pick me up please, I got some unexpected guests here that need a lift back to the house with me,” I said.
“Okay, but why don’t you just create a portal home,” she said curiously.
“It’s a bit complicated, they don’t know about it yet,” I said.
“Okay, I’ll call them and the limo should be there soon,” she said and hung up.
I hung up as well and smiled a bit as I looked at Farm and the others. They were just staring at me and I groaned a bit. They were probably wondering what was going on when I asked for a limo to be brought and of course about Kelly.
“Wasn’t that Kelly Betler,” Sam said.
“Yes it was Kelly Betler,” I told them.
“What was that all about,” Jayri said curiously.
“Yeah, she said she was your fiancé, aren’t you already married,” Watto said.
“Yeah I am married, she has been trying to ruin my marriage because of how rich I am,” I said and cradled Naomi.
“You rich, yeah right, if you’re rich I’m the queen of England,” Skyder shouted out.
I could tell that it was skyder that said that by his Australian accent. It had been a while since I heard him and I was glad to have him here along with the others. But it wasn’t at a good moment for them to come.
“Well, your highness, if you’d like to be crowned, I’ll gladly crown you upside the back of the head with the royal scepter,” I said.
Everybody started laughing as Skyder started to grumble and mumble. I chuckled a bit as I heard Clara let out a bird like laugh. We all started to calm down and since we have to wait for the limo to get here, I’ll be able to explain some more about Clara. Before I could start explaining, a line of cars started to come into the parking lot. Since it was still early morning and the parking lot wasn’t that full, it was easy for them to come in. I watched as they were all black and had small flags on them. There was also a limo between them as I was able to get a glimpse of the flag. It was the flag for England and that could only mean that the queen of England was here. The limo that Rachael had called for us was right behind the line of cars and I was relieved of that but not all of us would be able to fit inside that limo. All of the cars soon stopped as the limo pulled up close to us. Secret Service people got out of the cars and quickly moved the others out of the way as they were starting to get a little agitated from it. They looked to be a bit surprised by the limo and secret service people as one of them walked over to the limo and opened up the back door.
The person stood there and helped out someone from the back of the limo as it was the queen of England dressed in her usual traveling clothes. She was wearing the usual blue clothing and looked around a bit as she seemed to be a bit on the tired side. I didn’t know that she was coming here at all as she usually makes an appointment to meet with us. She must’ve somehow heard about me coming back the previous night and made a quick trip here. I knew that I got home at around 2 p.m. yesterday from my little adventure and it had taken a while for those doctors to do everything when we had gotten to the hospital. If mom and dad had called the queen on the way to the hospital or when we had gotten to the hospital, the queen would’ve left at around midnight their time since England is about 9 hours ahead of Alaska time. It would’ve taken them almost 15 hours to have gotten here as they would’ve gotten here at around 6 this morning. Since it’s almost 8 in the morning now, the queen would’ve had to have some spare time to freshen herself up to come and meet me.
Before she walked over to me, one of the men that was with her walked back to the other limo that had parked and opened up the back door. I was curious about what he was doing as he went into the limo and came back out a minute later with a baby carrier. I smiled at that as Rachael thought of everything since I wouldn’t be able to hold Naomi on the ride home. The guy walked over to me a bit quickly and set the baby carrier down in front of me. It would’ve been a bit hard for him to hold the baby carrier while I put Naomi in it as she would’ve started crying a bit from it. Clara let out a musical thrill from all of the commotion and flapped her wings as I chuckled a little. I knelt down in front of the carrier and gently laid Naomi down in it. She had fallen asleep in my arms after I had calmed her down and she looked very cute and peaceful. I made sure not to wake her as I buckled her into the carrier gently. I stood back up after setting the baby bag on the ground and picked up the carrier. The queen soon walked up to me smiling a bit as she looked happy to see me.
“I see that you’re doing much better now Prince Adeodatus,” she said with a smile as I went a little wide eyed.
“Um, is it okay if you go by my human name, the dragons here don’t know my dragon name, or know about my background,” I said a little nervously.
“I’m sorry Adeo, but you know that I only address you and your sister by your given dragon names, just like your grandparents. And I see that you have your little daughter with you. What’s her name,” she said softly.
“Her name is Naomi, she didn’t want to leave me last night, nor did her brothers. But since all of them couldn’t stay, only Naomi stayed with me,” I said and looked over at Farm and the others.
They looked at me with raised eye ridges except for Sam as they had indeed heard the queen call me by my dragon name. I know that I would have a lot of explaining to do but I would have to wait until we got back to the mansion. They are sure going to be surprised about seeing the mansion and skyder will most likely have to eat his words.
“That’s a very cute name Jeff, and it fits her perfectly,” she said and looked at Naomi.
“Thank you,” I said and smiled.
“You’re welcome, oh, and I have a friend of yours waiting in the limo, he wanted to come over here very badly to see you,” she said.
“Really? Who is it,” I asked.
“He’s a dragon, eastern I believe. Right when we got to the airport to leave for here, a very large and very long female dragon landed next to the jet I took. She said that she knows you and that she was planning on coming here as well. And that her ‘son’ wanted to come as well. She asked if it would be alright if he rode with me in the jet,” she said as I blinked a couple of times.
“What was her name,” I asked curiously.
“Her name is Galenata I believe, very friendly and very well behaved,” she said.
I went wide eyed when she said Galenata’s name. That would mean that Pez was in the limo that the queen used and I quickly looked over at the limo again. I saw a green scaled hand grab onto the door and I smiled a bit as an anthro eastern dragon got out of the limo. He was green in color and looked a lot like Galenata, except for him being younger and smaller. He looked to be about six feet tall since he was walking with his body in an S fashion. If he stood straight up and not bend his body at all, he’s most likely be as tall as me. He had a small pair of horns on his head that mimicked Galenata’s horns. I smiled widely as he was wearing a simple shirt and pair of shorts that were made special for him as he looked around a bit. He focused on my and smiled happily as tears were starting to form in his eyes.
“Hey pez, long time no see,” I said with a smile.
He quickly ran over to me as I set the baby carrier down and he hugged me as tight as possible. I hugged him back and started to hear him cry a bit as his head was buried in my chest. It had been a long time since we last saw each other and I could tell he missed me a lot. I rubbed his back and tried to calm him down some as everybody was watching the whole thing. He started to calm down as he was sniffing a bit as Clara chirped a bit curiously at him. Pez lifted his head and looked up at Clara as started to blink a few times at her. He probably knew what type of bird she was since Galenata was teaching him on the different species throughout the realms over the years.
“Is that a phoenix on your shoulder,” He said as he wiped the tears from his eyes.
“Yeah it is, she just hatched yesterday, she’s a Sola phoenix, her name’s Clara,” I said with a smile.
He nodded and went to gently pet her as she flapped her wings and let out a small musical call. He jumped back a bit as she flew off of my shoulder and soon landed on his shoulder. I watched as she got comfortable on his shoulder and nuzzled his cheek some as he let out a small laugh. It was nice to see her making friends with pez as I guessed she sensed that he was very close to me. I smiled at the sight and looked back at the queen’s limo as I saw a hand come out of it and hold onto the side. I blinked a bit and groaned lightly as I saw Azmoth get out of the limo in his usual black suit and holding his brief case. He looked at me and smiled a bit and walked over to us.
“Who’s the guy in the suit,” Drake asked curiously.
“My name is Azmoth, I help Mr. Hunyor’s grandparents,” he said with a smile.
“Yeah, he’s also good friends with them as well,” I said.
“Yes, now let’s head back to the mansion sir, we have something to talk about, which is very important,” he said as I could tell by the sound of his voice that I was in a bit of trouble.
I nodded as I picked up the baby carrier and walked over to the queen’s limo with him, the queen, and Pez. The others were disappointed about not being able to ride with me in the queen’s limo like pez was able to but we were able to calm them down. Scales, gryph, Jake, Jayri, firedrake, and Zmaj rode in the back of the fordinator while the others got into the other limo as I got into the queen’s limo with the queen, pez, and Azmoth. They had to follow us of course since they don’t know where I live. I sat the baby carrier down on the seat and buckled it up as Naomi was still sleeping peacefully. She looked very peaceful as I sat down next to her as Azmoth sat down in one of the other seats. The queen sat down next to him as Pez sat down on the other seat. Clara flapped her wings a bit and flew over to me and landed on my right shoulder and got comfortable. I gently petted her as the limo started moving along.
It would take us about forty minutes to get home and that would be enough time to talk to Azmoth. I looked at him as he looked a bit upset about something and I’m sure it had to deal with Pez and the others being dragons. I looked down a bit as Pez must’ve told Azmoth what Galenata did and he guessed what happened with the others when he saw them. If that was true, I was not only in big trouble with him, but with grandpa, grandma, and the high council about the guardians turning the humans they’re connected to into dragons and a gryphon. It soon hit me as I remembered about what was going on in Dragonia. It was close to the Harvest Moon festival and ball there and it was starting tomorrow as the ball was tomorrow night. It had slipped my mind completely because of what had happened to me and I had to get ready for it quickly. The only problem now is that I’d have to tell the others about Dragonia and everything else.
“What is it you wanted to talk to me about Azmoth,” I said.
“You know what I want to talk to you about Prince Adeodatus. This young dragon explained everything about what Galenata has done. And when I saw those other dragons, I could only guess that their guardians turned them into dragons as well,” he said a bit disappointed.
“And I take it that dear old grandpa and grandma know about it as well,” I said.
“Galenata has already told them, she will not be punished because of what had happened to her hatchling at the time, she will though have to take over for her father as the library official and keeper of the rules for a little while as punishment,” he said.
“Okay, and I take it that the other guardians are being called back to the kingdom right now for their chewing out,” I said.
“Yes they are, after you get back to your house, I will not be surprised that they will call for you immediately,” he said.
“Wait, you’re not coming back with us,” I said.
“No, I have to go back to the kingdom to prepare for the festivals, not only is this the harvest moon festival, but tomorrow night is also the evening ball and the coronation of your two new born sons and new born daughter. So the rulers of the naga kingdom and the gryphon kingdom along with the high councils from there will be accompanying the ball tomorrow night. Plus I also need to tell you grandparents about you telling Mr. Beckler’s daughter that the deal is terminated. I’m sure he’ll want to know why, I only got what was told to me by Mr. Beckler,” he said and disappeared instantly.
I groaned lowly and put my head in my hands. This was turning out to be the start of one of the worst days I ever had. First I get kidnapped by Jason two weeks ago and get tortured for those two weeks. When I broke out, I find out that they took Kremalia and Nagendra and was milking them for their venom and that wasn’t good at all. Then Kelly tried to tell the media that she was my fiancé and all and having to tell grandpa what happened would not be good at all. I’m sure Kelly told her father a different story since the news won’t be playing until tonight. I’m just glad they’re alright now and safe at home. The only other problem was whether or not that temporary growth spell that was placed on them was done or not. Right now all I could think of was my dragon friends being chewed out by grandpa and the council for what they did to Farm and the others. I know that they would only do it if there was a very good reason for them to do it and I would have to find out soon. The car ride home started to feel like it was going longer then it was. The other problem was trying to explain what happened over the years to grandpa and grandma and probably telling them about having the run ins with Jason.
They will not be all too happy about when they hear what I tell them, especially the small part about having another run in with Charna back when I saved Skyder from that Australian hierarchy clan. Or of course when I ran into Azarath when I saved Kirak during that forest fire. That was going to be very difficult to explain as I let out a low sigh and kept looking down. I’m sure Stacey’s husband and John’s wife would have a lot of questions as well and we would all have a lot of explaining to do on that part. None of them except for Sam recognized me which I am thankful for since I’m a dragon and of course they didn’t put two and two together with my name. I was soon nudged as I lifted my head up and looked at Pez. He pointed out the window and I looked out as I saw we were pulling into the driveway of our house. I breathed a sigh of relief to know that I was finally at home as the limo stopped. I got out of the limo as Clara flapped her wings a bit and flew off. She probably wanted to get to know the area again as I helped the queen out of the limo. She thanked me as Pez got out as well and I got the baby carrier out as well. Farm had parked his truck behind the royal limo as the other limo pulled up behind his truck. I watched the others get out and look around as I couldn’t help but smirk when they saw the mansion.
“Hey Skyder, you ready to be crowned queen of England or not,” I shouted out to him as everybody started laughing.
“Can I help you crown him Zilla, he’s been talking his mouth off the entire flight up here and the entire ride here to your mansioin,” DM shouted.
“Sure DM, you can have first whack at him,” I shouted back.
Skyder started to grumble some as I walked towards the mansion chuckling. I went inside as I could hear the kids playing in the living room and the TV on as it was on one of the cartoon channels. I could hear the spongebob song playing as I figured it was on Nick and I poked my head into the living room. I poked my head in the living room and blinked a few times as I saw Elexia along with Amilia and Victoria sitting on the floor watching Spongebob Squarepants on TV. I groaned quietly as that only means that Stacey and John are here wanting to talk to me about what happened. I had to do something about it as the others were going to come into the mansion and I had to make sure that they wouldn’t scare Elexia, Amilia, and Victoria. I gently set the baby carrier down and slowly picked Naomi out of it and cradled her as I walked back to the front door to stop them from coming in.
“Guys listen, you can’t come in right now except for the queen,” I said.
“Why not,” gryph said.
“Because my older brother and sister are here, and my three young nieces are watching TV in the living room, I don’t know how they would react to seeing so many dragons and a gryphon at once. So can you please wait outside for now,” I said.
“We can wait out here,” Jake said.
“Thanks guys, this means a lot to me,” I said as the queen came into the house.
I smiled as they smiled back and started to look around outside some as I closed the front door. I closed my eyes and concentrated as I slowly started to shift back into my human form. It wasn’t easy like before as I was finally able to get it done after about a minute as Naomi shifted in her sleep. I smiled a little as my clothes were able to change with me to fit me as I walked into the living room with the queen. Naomi started to whimper some from the sound of the TV as I tried to keep her calm. This caught the attention of her three cousins as they looked at me and smiled happily and shouted out Uncle Jeff and quickly ran over to me. I chuckled a bit and knelt down so they could hug me as I told them to be careful of Naomi. They quickly nodded as Naomi woke up with a yawn and started to squeak a bit at them a bit curiously and tilted her head. Apparently they had gotten in last night after I was taken to the hospital. I introduced them to her as they were all giggling as Naomi squeaked a bit playfully at them and wagged her tail. I stood back up and walked into the kitchen as I heard voices coming from there as Mom, Stacey, Jessie, Rachael, and Toni were all in there talking. Jessie and Rachael were both in their dragon forms as Toni seemed to be a little nervous still about them.
I was a little surprised at this as I’m sure that seeing dragons would’ve freaked Toni out. I’m sure it did at first as the others were able to calm her down. I walked into the kitchen as Naomi started to squeak a bit loudly at Rachael and started to squirm a bit in my arms. They suddenly stopped talking and looked at me and went wide eyed. Jessie and mom quickly got up from the table and came over to me to hug me. I hugged them back and made sure to be careful of Naomi as Rachael came over and gently took her. She started to purr and snuggled into Rachael as I smiled a bit as well. Stacey soon got up and walked over to me as she slapped me upside the head a bit.
“Next time don’t worry us like that,” she said and soon hugged me.
“I’m sorry Stacey, it won’t happen again,” I said and hugged her back.
“I hope it doesn’t,” Jessie said.
“It won’t Jessie, and I take it you told Toni and Chad about us,” I said.
They nodded as Rachael got a bottle out for Naomi as she was starting to get hungry. I smiled lightly and slowly shifted back to my dragon form. I flapped my wings slightly as they had gotten a bit cramped as they sat back down at the table. I was wondering where dad and the others were as mom pointed outside. I looked out the window and saw them by the pool with my and Rachael’s kids and with Paul’s and Jessie’s kids and smiled some. David and Andy were probably sleeping as I didn’t see them out there and I was a bit thankful for that. Hopefully Farm and the others would stay out front as the queen came into the kitchen. Mom went a little wide eyed when they saw her and quickly got up to help her to the table. The queen laughed a bit and sat down at the table as mom got another chair and sat down. I decided to tell them about Farm and the others and gulped lightly.
“Mom, we have a little problem,” I said a bit nervously.
“What is it Jeff,” she said and looked at me.
“I think what he’s trying to say is that there’s some other dragons that came back with us from the hospital, along with a gryphon,” she said.
She went wide eyed along with Jessie, Stacey, and Toni as they all looked at me.
“You mean to tell me that Vallen and the others are outside now,” Jessie said.
“it’s not Vallen and the others Jessie,” I said.
“Than who is it,” Toni said.
“Would you believe the humans that they’re connected to,” I said and looked down.
They all went wide eyed when I said that and I could tell that they were all shocked. I explained that I had no idea on how they managed to become dragons and that Azmoth already knows about them and telling grandpa and grandma along with the council. They all seemed to calm down as I slowly walked out of the room to let the others in. I decided to introduce the girls to them and walked over to them. I smiled and scooped Amelia and Elexia up as they both squealed a bit with joy and started giggling as I hugged them. I chuckled and walked to the front door as Victoria followed me. They all seemed to really like me as a dragon as they were all giggling happily. I smiled and walked out the front door as they saw the others and went wide eyed. They looked like they went into shock from seeing them and started to smile happily as I set Elexia and Amelia down. The three of them ran over to them and started running around them happily.
They started to chuckle some as the girls started to ask them different questions. Skyder seemed to be a bit nervous from seeing the girls as I soon heard some hissing behind me. I looked back and down at the ground as I saw Nagendra and Kremalia coming outside in their normal forms. I smiled happily seeing that the two of them were doing better as I knelt down and started petting them. They both hissed happily as I let them crawl up my arms. They both wrapped around my chest and upper back and my arms as they rested their heads on my shoulders. I walked over to the others as they soon saw me and went wide eyed when they saw Nagendra and Kremalia. Their expressions were a bit priceless as Shader practically jumped when he saw the two of them and hid behind the others. I remembered him saying something on skype that he was a bit afraid of snakes. I looked at Sam as she seemed to remember Kremalia.
“Hey, isn’t that your pet cobra that you had with you ten years ago,” she said.
“Yes she is, and they aren’t cobras, they’re actually called Kremins,” I said and petted them gently.
“What are Kremins,” Zmaj asked curiously.
“They’re snake like creatures with legs, they are very dangerous and have fangs that can actually pierce scales, and their venom is highly toxic,” I said.
“If they’re dangerous, how come you have two as pets,” Jayri said.
“That’s because I bonded with these two. I had Kremalia here since I was eight, and Nagendra since I was nine, they can live for a very long time,” I said.
“But where do they come from, I’ve never heard of them before,” Mitch said.
“I’ll explain later, right now, let’s go inside,” I said and went back inside.
The girls ran past us giggling as I heard the others follow me as I smiled a bit. I decided to give them the ten cent tour as they seemed to be very curious about the place. I first got Nagendra and Kremalia off of me as they crawled back to my room to relax as I soon felt something on my shoulder. I looked and saw that it was Clara as she chirped a bit happily at me and nuzzled my cheek. She seemed to want to be with me. I smiled a bit and started showing them all around as they were looking around in awe. It had taken me a while as the mansion was pretty big. It seemed that they all stopped at the game room as I had a few of the game systems and they wanted to play with them some. I chuckled as the game room was big and had about four big screen TV’s. One for the Xbox 360, one for the PS3, one for the Wii, and one for watching TV. There was also couches and bean bag chairs all over the place with a juice and soda bar built in as well as a fridge for snacks. I also had some computers set up as well as that seemed to draw the attention of Watto. I let them go in as they each picked what they wanted to play and divided up into groups and started playing.
I walked off smiling as I went to my room and decided to take a nice hot shower. It had been two weeks since I took one and I’m sure I smelled pretty ripe considering I’m a dragon. I closed my bathroom door and turned the shower on. I got undressed and put my clothes in the hamper and stepped into the shower stall. The hot water falling against my scales felt really nice as I started to wash my scales with the special dragon body wash. It took me a little while as I wanted to make sure I was very clean as my scales were all dull and grimy. The shower did the trick as I turned the water off after about 20 minutes as I was all clean and shiny now and I started to dry off. It took me a bit as I flapped my wings dry as it’s always fun doing that. After I dried off, I went back into my bedroom and looked through my clothes. I decided to wear my favorite Godzilla shirt and put it on along with a pair of jeans. I looked around for my gloves and found them on my dresser and grabbed them. They were a newer pair of fingerless gloves as they looked the same as my other pair with the pinky missing as there was a space there.
This pair was bright blue with stripes of purple and gold as the words Draco and Grypha were on each of them. I liked them a lot as they were made in the gryphon kingdom for me. The material is fire proof as I liked that part since I can regulate temperature and all. I came out of the bedroom and started to walk back towards the living room as I wanted to stop by work real quick to check on things. I didn’t want the others to follow me there except for possibly one or two of them. I stopped and decided to go back to the game room as I saw Pez, Farm, and Sam come out of the game room and I smiled a bit.
“Hey guys, I need to run back into town real quick and stop at my job, you want to come,” I asked.
“Sure,” Pez said with a smile.
“I don’t mind coming,” Farm said.
“Neither do I,” Sam said.
I smiled a bit as Zmaj and Gryph came out of the game room and said they wanted to come along with us as well. I shook my head smiling and started walking again as they followed. I stopped by the kitchen and told them where I was going as mom told me to be careful. I nodded as I grabbed my keys to my truck and left the house. I’m glad I have a truck that has some back seats so that Sam could ride in there as the others could ride in the truck bed. It was also a good thing that the drive way is one that has a large lope where you don’t have to back up a lot. I went to the garage and opened it up as they saw my truck and Farm whistled a bit at it. Clara flapped her wings some and flew off as I guessed she wanted to stay here at home instead of go with me into town. I chuckled some and got into the truck and started it up as Pez got into the front passenger seat but had a little trouble at first because of how tall he is. Sam got into the back passenger seat and buckled up as Farm, Zmaj, and Gryph got into the bed of the truck. I had to get back out and close it back up as the truck had a cover just like Farm’s truck. I started the truck up as it roared to life as I backed up and left.
I backed out of the garage and left for town after I buckled up and got situated in the truck. It’s a bit tricky driving like this as I have to fold my wings close to my body to get comfortable. I was finally able to get into a comfortable position as I drove down the road. It took us a little while to get to Sam’s Club as usual. I checked the time to see what time it was as it was getting close to 9 in the morning now. I was starting to get hungry as I pulled into Burger King. I’m sure the others were hungry as well as I called back to them on what they wanted. I got their orders and went through the drive through. I ordered our meals for us and it all came up to about $35 as we were all hungry. I pulled up to the window and pulled out my wallet and credit card as the person who took our order was a bit surprised to see me.
I gave him the credit card to pay for the food and he swiped it and handed it back to me with the receipt. I had ordered some large drinks for us along with burgers and French fries as it took a bit for them to fill the order. I took the drinks and food bags as Pez offered to hold them for me as I pulled out of the drive through. Luckily Burger King is right across the street from Sam’s Club as there weren’t that many people at Sam’s at the moment because of how early it is. I figured that it would be best to eat our food out here as we got out of the truck and I got the drink holders from Pez. He was able to get out while carrying the bags as he handed out them out to everybody and I handed out the drinks. We started eating our food happily as it was very good. One of these days I should take them to the Lucky Wishbone which I think they’ll really like. The Lucky Wishbone has been around since the 1950’s and is very popular. The food there is better than Wendy’s and the milkshakes are so thick, you have to eat them with a spoon.
I was enjoying my meal right now as it was filling and I let out a loud burp as everybody chuckled a bit. I chuckled as well as we all got done after a little while and I locked up the truck. We got all of our trash together and started walking towards the store as there were a few people that had gotten there and they were staring at us a bit. I sighed a bit as I was starting to get a bit tired of being stared at since I’m walking around as a dragon instead of a human. It was going to be hard to get used to, but I had to do it so that I can show them that we don’t mean any harm to them. I pulled out my wallet and my Discover card as it was also a membership card since it says Sam’s Club Discover on it. I would have to get a whole different one now that has a picture of me as a dragon on the back instead of me in my human form. The only other thing I’ll have to get fixed is my driver’s license, but hopefully that can wait for now. I’m still me and I can always shift to my human form if I ever get pulled over. Only problem is telling the others about my shifting ability. Sam and Pez know about it and they’re the only ones that do. The others think that I was making it all up about being a shifter and about grandpa and grandma being from another realm.
After going into the store, I walked over to where the manager’s office is which is usually nearby and in the front of the store. The cash office is usually in front of the office as I go in and knock on the door lightly. The door to his office was closed as he was in there and probably a bit busy. I heard him in there working as he sounded like he was getting done with a phone call. Pez and the others were waiting outside of the cash office for me as they were getting stares from everybody in the store.
“Come in,” Jim said from inside.
I opened the door and walked in as Jim was sitting at his desk working on his computer. He was probably in his mid forties and a little on the heavy set, but not that much as he had a beard. He’s a good manager and a fun person to work with as well. He looked up at me and blinked a few times when he saw me and practically froze where he was. I chuckled a bit as it seemed that he didn’t recognize me at first.
“Jim, it’s me Jeff, I was the one that was interviewed a couple of weeks ago,” I said with a smile.
“Jeff, is that really you? I thought that it was some kind of joke someone was pulling, until I saw those big dragons being interviewed the next day,” he said and shook his head some as he snapped out of it.
“Those big dragons were my grandparents and the grandparents of my wife and brother in law. I just came in to ask if I’m still able to work here since I’m a dragon,” I said.
“Oh sure you are, just make sure you’re careful with those claws and that tail of yours,” he said.
“I’ll make sure I’m careful, plus I’m still on vacation, so that’ll give me plenty of time to get relaxed until I have to come back here, and of course spend time with my family,” I said.
“Yeah, hope you’re able to be fully relaxed when you come back into work,” he said with a smile.
I nodded as we continued to talk for a little while before I had to leave. I left the office smiling as I said goodbye to him and closed his office door. I went out of the cash office and saw some kids around Pez, gryph, farm, and Zmaj and asking them questions as their parents were simply watching. I couldn’t believe it as it seemed that the kids were enjoying themselves a lot. There were about four to five kids there as there were a few more members in the store then before. I’d say there was about ten to twelve members in the store total since it was a Saturday and we’re not that busy at this time in the morning. Sam was standing back and watching the sight and was laughing quietly at all of the attention they were getting. I laughed a little as well as Pez looked like he was being a bit on the shy side from all of the attention he was getting.
“Alright everybody, the dragons and the giant bird here have to leave now,” I said.
“Aw,” the kids said.
“Hey, I’m not a bird, I’m a gryphon,” Gryph said.
“I know that, but the kids don’t know that yet, they look like they’re under ten years old,” I said with a smile.
“Oh right,” he said and blushed a bit.
Everybody laughed at that as we said our goodbyes to the kids. They smiled and waved goodbye to us as we started to head to the entrance as I suddenly stopped. I was getting the same feeling that I had back when I was kidnapped by Jason and that hierarchy clan. I was sensing a lot of ferals and there seemed to be about 20 to 30 of them. That was about all I could sense and I couldn’t tell if I had a run in with them before or not. I growled a little lowly as I could sense Jason among them as he was as bright as day. He was my brother after all and I could sense his feral side a whole lot more than the other ferals. Plus he wasn’t hiding this time as he was trying to make himself known to me. I clenched my fists and quickly headed for the door as the two door greeters seemed to be backing up some as they were seeing something out in the parking lot. I quickly went outside as the others were following me and I stopped instantly when I saw about 30 dragons landing in the parking lot and growling. About 20 of them were quad dragons while the remaining 10 were anthros and they looked like they were holding something. I was able to get a better look and went wide eyed as I saw that they had John and Stacey’s kids with them along with John, Stacey, Chad, and Toni as they were all trying to get free. Farm and the others came out and stopped as they saw the other dragons as well.
“Let them go,” I shouted at them.
“Why should we brother, I think they’ll make fine additions to the hierarchy,” a voice said from behind the dragons.
I growled lowly as I recognized that voice as the dragons moved to the side to create a path between them. Standing there was a human that was about 6 foot tall with black hair going down to his upper back. He had a small build and was trim as he was wearing a dark black shirt along with black jeans that were torn at the knees. He was also wearing a deep red trench coat that had black markings on it as he looked like me when I’m a human.
“Who exactly are you,” Farm shouted out.
“And what do you want,” Pez said.
“What I want is all of you, we were able to get ahold of your friends back at the mansion and brought my human brother and sister along with their families with us as insurance. As for who I am, I am second in command of the hierarchy that wants to reclaim this world from the humans. I am also the younger brother of your friend Jeff there,” he said with an evil grin.
I sighed heavily as they all went wide eyed and looked at me. That was the one thing I was hoping to keep from all of them, but it seems that Jason finally brought it out in the open now and I would have to explain it to all of them. But as for now, I would have to fight them to free everybody and that would mean having to protect everybody in the store and try to save John and Stacey and their families. Jason had played the one card that no one should ever play and I was getting a bit mad at that as it put me between a rock and a hard place. I would have to think of how to stop him once and for all without getting anybody hurt and that would be very hard to do at the moment.