(I'll start I guess.. Btw Tortoiseshell is with her 3 other sibs)
A young MudWing with unusual scales hauled herself out of the mud, she was a good size, not fat or skinny, just in between, she had muscle, lots of muscle, she was young but tall and strong, suddenly, a larger female MudWing stalked out beside her, "Maple, where's Fallow and Mudskipper?" The younger one asked, "in the forest looking for food" Maple replied
Reed awoke in his cave. Most of his brothers and his sister were awake, so Reed streched and joined them. "About time you woke up," Amber, his only sister said. Reed rolled his eyes. Amber and his brothers always jumped at the chance to find his failures. Of course it was always in a teasing way, but he found his family to be more sarcastic then his classmates families.
A large bark of laughter was heard from Reed's cave, in the forest Mudskipper and Fallow were play fighting, their talons hitting each other's scales hard and tails hitting the other dragons underbelly
Reed laughed along with his siblings, but honestly, wanted a break from their taunting. "Look!" Reed shouted, "Other dragons for you to insult!" Before Amber could answer, Reed used the distraction to sneak away.
Fallow and Mudskipper stopped and got up, their eyes narrows at Reed, Fallow snorted loudly for him to stop, Mudskipper growled softly in his throat at Amber as she opened her mouth with a sneer, "there you guys are!" Maple roared and landed beside Fallow, Tortoiseshell flapped down beside Mudskipper, he put his wing around her and pulled her in close
Reed was glad he snuck away. Due to Mudwings having such large families, haveing even two of them could crowd a cave. Reed began thinking p excuses so he would know what to say when he was asked why he left. After settiling on the excuse, 'I was out hunting, and the beaver I was chasing was rabid', he snuck away further to practice flying.
Reed heard the other dragons snorting and lauging. Reed remembered when he was like that. That was before his siblings relized he was less into joking and fighting and more into graceful tricks and flying. They had been slightly amused theat a Mudwing, sadly not known for being graceful had such aspirations, but also disgusted, thnking it wasn't right. Of course they still love him but still...
Reed didn't want to gove up what he liked to hang out with them, but he felt alone. Being himself was the right choise after all... right?
Fallow said something to Maple and Mudskipper, they nodded, Mudskipper whispered the same thing to Tortoiseshell, she slowly nodded, suddenly, the siblings leaped up and pinned one dragon under each of their weights
Reed tried to escape Tortoiseshell's grasps. She jumped back from his talons with great force, expecting to land far away from Tortoiseshell. But when she did, she hit something not hard like rock, but not squishy like mud.
Reed looked up.
(Just got back from a walk in the forest, found a garter snake, bit my dad)
Tortoiseshell spun around and yelped at the size of the dragon, Mudskipper leaped off the dragon and ran beside Tortoiseshell, stalking towards the large dragon, spreading his wings to protect his sister
(Good luck with that. I hope your Dad feels better. I don't know if garter snakes are bad or not, but I'm assuming they are)
Reed saw Amber Stretch hewr wings around his brothers, like she always did in times of panic. Amber after all, was the bigwings, but often acted irresponsibly. Reed looked back at her, wanting protection from the large Mudwing, but Amber was standing to far away.
Reed, who was never good talking to people, or brave near strangers, couldn't move. He just stood there, trembling and inching away slowly.
Reed directed his gaze back too the His family and his families friends behind him. "Are you going to leave me like this", Reed mumbled, looking in his sisters eyes. Reeds heart was racing and his words cracked and trembled.
Reed reminded himself that the unuasaully large Mudwing on front of him probably meant no harm, but the large Mudwing hadn't even said a word yet, and continued to just stare at them.
Tortoiseshell called to her siblings, within a minute they where beside her, "we should go with him! He has a whole field of mud! Please can we go?" She asked, bright-eyed, Maple sighed "alright, we can go" Tortoiseshell smiled and flapped her wings happily, she put the small snake down and it slithered into the bushes
The siblings followed SlopStorm, They all had different expressions, Suspicious Maple, curious Fallow, happy Mudskipper and Excited Tortoiseshell, as They flew with SlopStorm, a small Northern Saw-whet Owl flapped up alongside Tortoiseshell, the little Owl was holding a small blue snake, the owl put the blue snake on one of Tortoiseshell's horns, it curled around it. The little Owl landed on Tortoiseshell's back, it looked like it was falling asleep
When SlopStorm landed, he looked around. He then gazed over a at the apple trees. His soldiers were still eating over there. He commanded them to get on training grounds again, and they hovered over to the mud.
Tortoiseshell looked around in amazement, she ran over to the trees and picked four apples, a macintosh, Granny Smith, red delicious and a golden delicious, she tossed them to her siblings and she sank her teeth into the macintosh
Reed followed his siblings in an annoyed mood. "Mud!?" He questioned sarcasticly, "You're giving up your lives for a feild of mud!?" Amber rolled her eyes at Reed. ""Being soldiers is our life now. It's what we've always wanted and trained for! Now get in line!"
Reed was suprised by this remark. Being soldiers is our life? It's all that we ever trained for? Maybe for you. Reed decided he didn't want to be stripped of his old life, hobbies and oppurtunities. He hoped he could find a way out. He knew he had to.
Not being able to do anything about this at the current time, he sighed, and stood in line. It didn't matter how good he was at flying. Slopstorm was a huge adult, and he was a weak wimpy dragonet. He sighed once more.
"I think it's fun!" Tortoiseshell smiled, she glared at Reed and hit him with her tail, then she whispered to him so nobody would hear, "were just gonna stay here for a few days, just out of curiosity, " the blue snake slithered to the tip of her nose, and the little Northern saw-whet Owl hopped onto her arm
Reed stifled a laugh. He found it funny having a pet named sushi, but he didn't want to look like he was enjoying himself. He wanted to show that he couln't be happy being a soldier. He forced a frown and rolled his eyes.
(I can join!) a larger than usual mudwing opened his eyes under the mud and looked up noticing all his brothers and sisters were sleeping on top of him and he chuckled lightly and said in a calm voice to the sister on his nose" time to wake up lilypad" lilypad said" but bracken! It's only noon! She wined and bracken shook his large head lightly splashing the tiny mudwing in the mud"hey!" She said
Reed walked through the camp. despite only being recently drafted, he felt he had been in the army forever. It was horrible! Reed was pretty sure his roomate never showered, he would have to fight, and ... The list went on.
Bracken moves his head slightly to get lilypads attention and she says" what hmmm. What is it " bracken looks ahead" ever wonder what it's like out there" lily pad looks out" yeah sometimes.. but Bracken what if they don't like me. I mean I'm so small." Bracken chuckles and walks off there normal path" yeah but I'm really big " bracken walk into the large open swamp and bump into a group of dragons" oh hello
I was just waving... yeesh. And not all of us are food motivated... I just want to leave... Reed frowned and returned in line. "Sorry for waving, sir!" He said with the straightist face he could make, and quickly speed-walked away.
Blasam schrunched up her forehead. "Hi!" She said decidedly after a moment. Her brother Nettle saw and rushed over, where he pulled Balsam away. "Sorry about her" he said imperiously. "I've gotta get her back to our troop." Balsam squeaked softly and looked at the mud squishing beneather her talons as Nettle led her away.
Bracken looked puzzled at how nettle was acting as he had never had a older sibling and he looked up at lily pad" what do you think lily pad? " lily pad tapped bracken on the snout" not to sure big bro
(sry my notifications on this werent working for soem reason) Mushspore gobbled up 10 apples and even ate the cores and trotted over to Toad "Ok, this might hurt a bit," he said pulling out his bag and dripping medicine into Toad's eye, "actually it might hurt a lot" he said watching Toads reaction as Toad started howling in pain.
Reed walked by, hearing screams of pain. Another reason we shouldn't be drafterd, we're all desteneid for injuries mentally and phisically. Reed walked over to see Toad having medicine injected in his eye. "You need help? I can hold him still." He said to Mushpore. (Is Mushpore the skinny one or Toad?)
"Okay" He said nodding. "Are you new here? I haven't met you. but then I just got here like yesterday so..." Reed sighed internally for already being idiotic. Maybe I should go back to not talking as much instead of constantly embarrasing myself...
Three moons, what do I say!? I shouldn't have said that. Great. "Don't worry," Reed said, "I'm sure there is a good reason. You know that eating a lot when you aren't used to eating as much can be really bad for you. Dragons have even deid of overeating. Maybe soon you can talk to him again and ask him to give you more."