To some dragons, Earwig looks like a completely normal LeafWing. He has dark green scales, with acid green markings, and oddly, a horn like that of a HiveWing's is in the middle of his brow, but it's too unnoticeable for you to care. The scales around his shoulders grow darker, and his horns seem to become black the more you look at them. But as you look at his wings, which are supposed to be shaped like leaves, you discover that he has two pairs of wings, not one.
Two large, HiveWing wings twitch slightly as wind presses against them. Shades of honey brown and sunset orange mix at his wing membranes, making it look like orange-brown. It looks very beautiful, but you have to realize the ugly truth of forbidden love.
Earwig is like the other LeafWings in the poison jungle: unsteady and untrusting. Sure, he can be carefree at times and avoiding dangerous plants, but he's always on guard for something snapping at his talons or legs, or hell, even his face.
But, if you earn his trust, you realize that he's very kind, and sorta a nerd. Earwig is quite interested in animals and plants, and will even study them. But, he can get easily irritated and frustrated, and if you disrupt Earwig's studying, he will snap and send you out of his room. But, honestly, the LeafWing-HiveWing hybrid is a good dragon to befriend, but don't expect him to stick up for you if you're getting made fun of.
Five years before Sundew and her friends went to the poison jungle, Queen Wasp had sent out a patrol to investigate the lush jungle to see if any remaining LeafWings had survived. The patrol consisted of three male HiveWings, all of them being fully trained, which means they could fight off whatever came their way.
Or so they thought.
As the sun began to set, the three HiveWings set up a camp near shore. When they finally fell asleep, one of them heard hissing and slithering. He immediately woke up, but was shocked to see both of the HiveWings in the jaws of a massive snake. With no choice left, he darted away and into the jungle, and soon wandered into the village of the LeafWings.
When he had arrived, the HiveWing was shocked to see LeafWings sleeping peacefully in their huts, and that some were patrolling. He was frightened, and hid behind a large tree, and that's when he met her.
She was a tall LeafWing, with a long neck and strikingly beautiful autumn coloured scales. Her dark blue eyes simmered in the darkness like gems, making her look even more gorgeous. He had fallen in love with the sight of her, and she was shocked to discover him.
At first, he had expended her to kill him at first sight, but was shocked to discover that she had hid him away from everyone and began to nurse him. The two soon fell in love, but the HiveWing knew he had to leave.
Soon, he left and thanked her, and told her that he wouldn't tell Queen Wasp about her, and that he would try and write letters. When he went back to Wasp Hive, the LeafWing was shocked to discover that she was expecting his egg.
Then, Earwig hatched. He was hidden away from everyone, and when he was found out, the LeafWings were shocked, but still let him stay in the village, along with his mother.
Work in progress.
- I read the prologue and chapter 1 of The Poison Jungle, and it inspired me to make this character.