I was awoken by a large bang. My eyes shot open and I could see I was in a steel container. I noticed the light was coming in through some small air holes in the side. I moved over to them and peered through. It was fairly awkward trying to see through now that I had a snout but I managed. I could see a hanger and a control tower so I assumed that we were at an airport. I also could see that there were other containers around and they must have been the other miners. I smelled something and I looked over were I was laying. I could see there was several legs of raw ham there. What kind of animals did they think we were? The crate started moving and I looked back out and I could see I was entering the cargo hold of some plane. It was fairly large for to fit this container inside so it must have been a Hercules. The container was brought inside and placed down. I couldn't see much out of the air hole now and I waited. I heard two more containers brought in and I heard a loud noise coming from the entrance. They must be closing the ramp now and are about to take off. The plane started to power up and we began to move. I wondered where they could be taking me. The government must be capturing all the dragons to be killed. But then I realized they would have done that in Poland so it must be something else. My train of thought was derailed be the revving of the engines as we began to take off. Maybe they were going to display me in some kind of zoo. But the fact that men in suits came to take me away nullified that idea. It must be some kind of experiment that they had done on the mine and they are taking the patients away. I was once again was disturbed but this time from the growling of my stomach. I haven't eaten since breakfast and I don't know what time it was now. I just looked at the leg of ham laying there. I was sickened but I also felt drawn toward it. My hunger was getting the best of me and I had to force myself to sit and patiently wait.
I waited for four hours with nothing to do until we finally began descending. I was starving now and I was getting desperate. When we were on the ground and stopped I was expecting to get unloaded but they didn't come. I gazed over at the meat. A little bite couldn't hurt. I tried to stand but I hit my head. I got down on four legs and walked over to it. I sat don and picked up one of the legs. I took a bite and I could feel the relief. The leg itself didn't taste that bad so I continued eating it. Before I knew it it was completely gone and my stomach was satisfied. When began to move again as I guessed this was just a fuel stop. Once again we were in the air and once again I was bored out of my mind. I eventually began to fall asleep. I dreamed I was back at my house in the US. I could see my beautiful wife smiling at me. I knelt down as my two year old daughter ran into my arms. I was happy in that moment.
I was awoken by some bouncing as we began to experience turbulence. I looked at my hands and saw they were still claws. How could I hug my daughter like this? I was a monster and if I came home my wife would be frightened by me. I couldn't stand myself. I slammed my fist into the side of the container and it made a small dent. I tried clawing at the steel wall but it only scratched it andd made a terrible squealing noise. I covered my ears but I only pressed my hands to the side of my head as my ears were gone. I just laid down and cried myself to sleep. I was dreaming coming back to my home in the US I came in and my wife just screamed and ran away. My daughter was crying and left. I felt ashamed. I was ready to kill myself when I awoken by a large bump. We had just landed again. I waited for the doors to open again but the never did; another fuel stop. I waited once more until we were in the air and I felt hungry. I went over and grabbed another leg and gobbled it down. I then went back to sleep. I was dreaming I was coming to my home in the US. I was on four legs and I bashed through the door. I ran over and killed my wife who was standing there in shock. I then walked over to my daughter screaming "You Monster!" and quickly decapitated her.
I awoke screaming afraid what I had just saw. I looked at my claws and saw there was no blood on them. I breathed a sigh of relief and laid back down. I couldn't seem to fall back asleep after that. I just laid there and lost track of time. I was taken out of my gaze when we began descending for a third time. I wondered how far I travelled now as these planes could go pretty far. Once we got on the ground and came to a stop the doors began opening. This time they were coming to get us. There was a vehicle moving the containers around and I peered out the hole. I still couldn't see anything but soon enough my container started moving. I could see we had just exited the plane and I could see the ground again. I was so thankful of being off that plane as I felt cooped up in there. I still feel cooped up but now I can finally tell where we were. The container turned so I could see the plane and I realized it was a Hercules as I thought. I felt the container stop and then lower a bit. I gazed out as I saw a large forklift drive by going back to the plane. Before I could see it exit I was on the move again but this time I heard a diesel engine so now I was on a flatbed. I thought I could escape now by trying to rock it but that would do me any good as I cannot break out of this box itself. I was better off if I stayed inside. As we exited I saw the Washington Airport sign; at least I knew were I was.
We drove for about an hour a entered some kind of forest. I wasn't resident to the area so I wasn't sure were it was. We began turning off the interstate and pulled onto a back road. We went down the back road until we cam o a sharp turn were we started going off road. It must be some kind of secret base because there weren't any roads leading here. I was peering out when this flash of light stunned me. I covered my eyes and fell back. They hurt so bad and I just flailed in pain.I was concentrating on the pain so much I lost my sense of direction as we came to a stop.I tried to open my eyes but I couldn't see. I must have been blinded by something. I heard noises coming from one end but I couldn't focus. I just lay there before blacking out again.
I woke up and could see I was no longer in the container. I looked around and I could see again. I was thankful for that. I looked around and I could see I was in some kind of jail cell. The walls were reinforced concrete and the door was hardened steel. I looked at the walls and noticed claw marks all over the place. They weren't in any pattern and they were all over the cell. I looked at the roof and noticed I could finally stand. I stood up and stretched everything. I legs, my arm, my neck, my tail and my wings. I had a lot of room inside the cell but it was lonely. I went up to the door.
"Hello, Is there anyone out there!?" I called out through the door.
"Um, yeah." I heard a voice said back. The voice was young, frightened, and scared.
"Who am I talking to!?" I asked the strange voice.
"Why should I tell you?" the voice called back.
"My name is Daniel and what do you have to lose? We are both locked up and I find it lonely in here." I replied trying to gain its trust.
"I guess, my name is Crytos." he called out. Crytos, what kind of name is that? He seemed scared and lost and needed to be comforted.
"Crytos, do you know anyone else that is here?" I asked him.
"I haven't talked to anyone else, I think my friend Scales was brought here as well." he responded. Again with the strange names.
"Do you know what the government is doing here?" I questioned.
"No, I just got here two days ago and I don't know what is going on." he replied. So he was just as new as I was.
"Tell me how you got here." I said to him.
"Well, I was meeting my friend Scales in Pennsylvania and some how these men in suits found us and knocked us both unconscious. When I woke up I was in this container and moving along the interstate. We kept driving until we got to a forest but when we pulled off road I was blinded and the next thing I know I am stuck in here and I'm never going to get out!" he screamed as started to cry.
"Don't cry, Crytos, we will get out. Just you wait." I said, trying to console him. Just then I heard footsteps coming from outside.
"We are looking for specimen 164, the centaur dragon." I heard one of the people say.
"How rare to find one like this, besides the fact that it is rare to find a dragon at all." the other one said. I heard one of the doors open.
"What are you going to do with me!?" I heard Crytos cry out.
"It seems we have you by mistake, we are going to let you go." one of them said.
"Really? You mean this one big misunderstanding?" Crytos said cheering up. I didn't buy it.
"Yes, now lets get going." the other replied.
"I really want out of here." Crytos said as I heard him walk up to them. It wasn't long before I heard a zap come from the general direction.
"Good, now get him to the lab." One of the men said. I knew this was going to happen, it was too good to be true. I didn't know what they were going to do with him, I just knew it wasn't good. I heard them drag him with them as they left. I was alone again. I lied down and began to sleep.
I was awoken by the footsteps returning and the sound of Crytos crying. I felt really bad for him and he was starting to depress me. Maybe it was just all of the events that was causing this depression. I wasn't sure if Crytos wanted to be alone or wanted someone to be with.
"Crytos, what did they do?" I asked
"They put me in a room with a human and told me to kill him and when I didn't they starting shocking my with a shock collar!" he cried out.
"And did you?" I asked him.
"No, I just laid there with them shocking me for an hour before they let me go! I just want to go home!" he bellowed. I felt really bad for the guy and he was putting me in a bad mood.
"We will be home soon." I weakly lied. I couldn't think of anything positive with him crying all the time. I could just make out footsteps over his crying.
"That wuss of a dragon is useless. Lets try the other one here." one of the guys said. They opened my door and I got shoot with some sort of dart.
"Damn it!" I yelled out in pain. I started to feel dizzy but I managed to look up at the people. The seemed to be in lab coats. But it was too dark to make out their faces and I blacked out.