That was the last thing she heard before she was tackled by a blue sea dragon.
She roared, blasting shards of a black hole into the other dragon's face.
The fight lasted only a few minutes, but both were bloodied and battered by the time the sea dragon shouted, "Stop! Stop! I yield!"
"I yield" meant I give up, or I surrender.
Ester quickly rolled off the dragon. He was damp. Probably had been swimming with his kind before attacking her.
"Who are you and what was that for?" Ester demanded.
She sat down heavily and began licking her wounds with a purple tongue.
The other dragon did much the same, except his tongue was blue.
"You told me to come out!" The sea dragon exclaimed.
"I said come out, not come out and fight!" Ester snapped, getting impatient.
"Okay. I'm sorry." The sea dragon ducked his head apologetically. Ester softened. He was her age. And quite handsome- er... she meant skinny.
"Chagrine. You shouted that before you attacked me. What does that mean?" Ester asked.
"Oh! That's my name!" The sea dragon's ears perked up. He was excitable.
"Chagrine? That's a nice name. I'm Ester." Ester replied, flexing a shining muscle or two.
"Your name is rather pretty like you." Chagrine rolled onto his back and wiggled in the dirt, as if drying himself off.
"What is it you are doing?" Ester cocked her head at him.
"I'm still wet from the river. I'm drying off." Chagrine replied, kicking his paws in the air.
"Shouldn't you love water?" Ester was suddenly very interested.
"Nope. I hate water. Always have. I'd rather hunt." Chagrine gave her a vicious grin. She laughed.
"Okay, tough guy. But none the less, you scared away my meal." Ester gestured to the fleeing pack of wolves now far in the distance, too far to even try to catch.
"Well, you don't seem too mad about that." Chagrine said.
"I AM mad!" Ester insisted, trying to put on an angry face. But she couldn't keep a straight face.
"Wow, such boiling rage." Chagrine rolled his eyes. Ester couldn't help but stop pretending and grin at him. She quite liked this odd little sea dragon. Perhaps they could be friends.
"I take it you do not like fish?" Ester asked.
"Not one bit. They are slimy and disgusting and just.... BLECH!"
Chagrine shuddered from snout to tail.
"Well, let me show you what happens when you BURN a fish." Ester said.
She got up and led him down to the river.
"Okay, now listen up. It's possible to catch a fish without getting all wet. What you do is you pick a suitable rock and sit on the edge." Ester found a rock at the edge of the river and perched on it, leaning over the river.
"Okay, I found a rock. What now?" Chagrine called.
"Now we wait, quietly. Some fish will leap out of the water and you can nab 'em." Ester replied.
A couple minutes later, a big silver fish suddenly jumped up out of the river, directly in front of Ester.
Which was its downfall.
Fast as lightning, Ester snatched it and slit its throat.
Chagrine had to try a couple times, but eventually he caught a fish too. Without getting wet.
"Alright, now bring your fish here." Ester said.
She breathed her black hole shards, which were black as Death, onto her fish.
Instantly the fish charred into a black husk.
Ester did the same to Chagrine's fish.
"Now try it." Ester said. Chagrine took a big bite of his burnt fish.
"I like it! I like it a lot!" He decided.
"Good. Now we rest. We must get a little sleep before my pack finds me." Ester said.
This caught Chagrine by surprise. Did a pack of dragons as big and mean as Ester want to kill her?
TO BE CONTINUED...
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