I was sitting down with my family, eating supper. It was my favorite thing my wife cooked for us, steak and mash potatoes. I eat a few bites and then stared at my daughter. I loved the time we had together. We were all smiling and cheerful and everything was great. I heard a knock on the door and I went over and answered it.
"Hello?" I called out as I opened it. My eyes grew wide with fear when I saw what was there. A monstrous gold and red dragon standing there before me. The dragon smashed through the door frame and sailed over me towards my family. They were completely oblivious to what was going on around them. Only my daughter turned toward me.
"What's the matter, Daddy?" she asked as the dragon pounced onto her, sending her flying against the wall. I tried to speak but I was stuck under the rubble of the building. The dragon then grabbed my wife and threw her into across the room next to my daughter. The dragon then looked at me and walked over. He raised one of his massive claws to strike me down. Was this how it ends? Was this where I die? I closed my eyes before hearing a familiar voice.
"Daniel, Scales, wake up, I need you." the voice said, "Come on guys, stay with me, you can't die like this. Wake up." I opened my eyes and watched the dragon fade along with the rest of the world. It all faded to blackness. I then started rushing forward at an extremely fast rate of speed until I stopped suddenly and felt my eyes were still closed. I opened them and saw Crytos looming over me.
"Daniel, you're alive!" he exclaimed with joy as he hugged me tight. He let more go a moment after turning his attention to Scales. "Oh, it's awful, after you came out, both you and Scales were unconscious. Now only Scales is, but he was in there for longer than you." I looked over at Scales and got up. The thing I next noticed was his wings were feathered and a glowing blue color.
"Crytos, we need to get him out of here, can I sling him over your back?" I asked him.
"Uh, sure, good idea." he said. I walked over to Scales and bent down. Scales was still breathing, this was a good sign. I did my best to pick him up and managed to get him over Crytos's back.
"Hold onto Scales, we need to get up the same stairs we came down." I ordered him. He nodded and we ran over to the stairs, we poked our heads around and were relieved that there were no more guards. We ran upstairs and reached the main gates. Crytos stopped and turned to me.
"What about the other dragons?" he asked concerned.
"We don't have time for them." I told him.
"But we can't just leave them."
"If we don't, Scales will die." I said to him. He looked and Scales and then nodded at me. He opened the door and we ran out. We could start to hear more guards coming around the corner as we ran into the woods. Even though it was night time, we could still see fairly well. We heard them shooting guns at us but we kept running. We lost our way and then ended up in a clearing. I looked at Crytos and he looked at me; we both knew we shouldn't go into the clearing. We could hear more shots of gunfire behind us so we ran into the field. Crytos was running as fast as he could while holding onto Scales and I couldn't keep up with him.
"Crytos, I can't keep up!" I called out to him.
"Then fly ahead!" he said.
"What!?" I asked him.
"Open your wings, fly!" he called back. I realized I had forgotten all about the limbs that were protruding from my shoulder blades. I opened them to test and then felt the large drag that they created. I tried to angle them more to get some lift and that's when it click somewhere in my mind. I flapped my wings and began to fly upward. The feeling was exhilarating but I focused on the task at hand, escaping the Prison. I somehow already knew how to fly, it was just buried in my head. I soared ahead of Crytos and reached the other side of the clearing. I landed and waited for Crytos before darting back into the woods. We heard the gunfire stop and knew that they must have given up chase. We ran a bit more before coming to a halt. We were both panting profusely and were fatigued.
"I think, we lost them." I said pausing after each breath.
"Yeah, I hope so." Crytos responded. We both paused to catch our breath.
"Let's get Scales down." I said finally.
"Yeah, sure." he replied. I went over to Crytos and I pick Scales up and placed him on the ground.
"Crytos, get me a large rock or log." I ordered him
"Sure, here." he said as he passed me one. I too it and placed it under Scale's legs to keep them above his head. I then grabbed his wings and wrapped him in them, preserving his body heat. My stomach growled but I ignored it and sat down against a tree and rested my eyes.
"What should I do now?" Crytos asked me.
"There's nothing much to do, unless you want to get some food for us." I responded.
"I think I'll stay with Scales." he said.
"Fine by me." I replied as I dozed off into a light sleep.
I was awoken by some movement. I opened my eyes and saw it was still night time. I looked around of what it could be. I saw Scales was shaking his head. He looked over in my direction and saw me sitting against the tree and stared for a moment. Our gaze was faltered by the loud snoring sounds coming from Crytos. I tried not to laugh but I was tearing up. I quelled it and looked back towards Scales who seemed to be also trying to not laugh. But he failed as Crytos snored again and we both broke out laughing.
"Who, what, where!?" Crytos exclaimed as he emerged from sleeping.
"You were snoring." I called out to him. I could have sworn his cheeks went slightly red then. He then turned and notice that scales was awake.
"Scales, you're alright!' he cried as he hugged him tight.
"Yes, Crytos, I'm alright." he said as he patted Crytos's back. They released each other and Crytos than ran up and hugged me tight.
"Thank you for saving him." he said.
"He seemed close to you and I couldn't just let him die there." I responded as I lightly hugged him back.
"I should thank you as well, I don't think I would have made it if haven't saved me, how did you anyway?" Scales said walking over.
"Well, I-" I began but was cut off by Crytos who let go and turned to Scales.
"He broke down the door and ran into the gas room and pulled you out before collapsing himself." he explained.
"Well, thank you..." Scales said.
"Daniel." I replied, offering a handshake.
"Daniel, I owe my life to you." he said, shaking my hand.
"I don't think I thanked you for saving me earlier." Crytos said.
"Don't worry, Crytos. I know." I responded, "We might meet again someday."
"You're leaving?" Crytos asked.
"I have meet some people I haven't seen in a while." I answered, "I guess this is goodbye." Crytos went and hugged me again.
"I'll miss you." he said.
"I'll miss you too, Crytos." I replied and he let go.
"Goodbye, Daniel, if you ever need a hand, you can find us in Pennsylvania." Scales said.
"I'll remember, goodbye, Scales, it was nice meeting you." I responded as I walked back to the clearing and I looked back and waved at them one last time before continuing on. When I reached the Clearing I jumped into the air and flew upward. Once I got high enough that I could see Washington, I knew which way was east and I began heading north-west. It was time to go home.