And thanks to a faulty water line, all of my work collegues (including myself) got send home. That meant that I have time for a quick story!
I present to you (because it requires the least thought) a continuation of my dragon story. J This was not thoroughly proof read. I have a bit of a cold and reading hurts more than typing does. J Sorry guys.
Enter the Dragon – Part 5.
“Okay, I’ll heave and you ho…”
“My dear, why don’t you ho and I’ll heave.”
“Because, mate, I’m a woman. We don’t ho unless we’re desperate.”
“I don’t know, you…”
“Think long and hard before you finish that sentence demon.”
There was silence for a few seconds.
Alyss sniffed and adjusted her position behind the dragon. She and Minias had been struggling for the past hour to get it out of her room, but all it earned them was a knocked over television set, a few singed demon eyebrows and a dragon tail whiplash over Alyss’s back. She had tried coaching it out with some of the pillows from the house, but it seemed to have finally sated its appetite. She had also tried some steak, the neighbour’s cat and the couch’s cover but nothing interested the black reptile anymore. It seemed pretty focused on her, and picked up that this was a game (sort of) but for the most of it, it seemed pretty content to remain in her room. The closest it got to the door was to sit down in the middle of it and Alyss, remembering some of the work that she had done with horses, decided that the best way to get him out was to simply push him over.
It turned out to be much harder than she thought.
The dragon didn’t seem agitated, but it really didn’t want to budge. Alyss also couldn’t help but feel that Minias, who insisted on helping, wasn’t making matters any better. The dragon seemed heart bend on challenging him for authority which led Alyss to believe that it is male. When Minias had looped an old lead rein around the dragon’s neck and try to pull it out, it wasted no time to show the demon that it could breath fire along with magic. Alyss didn’t blame him now for being reluctant to be at the head side of the beast, but she also felt very strongly that the demon should stand his man and suck it up. She wasn’t going to risk her hair.
“Don’t pull too hard on his head,” Alyssa said as she pushed her glasses back up her nose and bend down so that she could get her hands underneath the dragon’s hindquarters. She was weary of its tail after it had flicked it at her in irritation, but realized that there was very little that she could do to keep out of its path. Like a horse’s hooves, it was just something that she had to deal with. “Give him space to move into. And don’t, Minias, don’t lose your temper. Okay?”
The demon seemed very irritated. “It’s not a he,” he said. “We don’t know what it is. And secondly, if you had it breath fire in your face, you’ll be a bit short tempered as well.”
Alyssa rolled her eyes but didn’t comment, realizing that it was the wrong time and wrong place to point out that she probably wouldn’t be because she would never be in that situation. But, she didn’t want to discourage Minias from helping her.
“One last try,” she said. “Then I’ll try something else. Are you ready? Heave!”
Before really waiting for Minias’ affirmation, Alyss pushed against the dragon, listening to it protest as it paused at the door. “Come on stubborn,” Alyss said. “It’s nice outside. You’ll like it. Come on… Just… One… Argh!”
The dragon moved suddenly, without warning, leaping out of the door with a strange, whistle like sound. Alyss slipped forward and would’ve fallen right on her face if Minias hadn’t moved in front of her and grabbed her by the shoulder. The demon looked around puzzled as he watched the dragon bound off round the corner of the house. “Why would he… Oh gods Alyss…”
Alyss found her feet and pulled away from Minias. “What? He’s out…”
Minias grabbed her and pulled her after the reptile.
“So… Is… Your… Dog!”
To Be Continued…