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The Dragon King

by Mike Singleton - Mikeydred 2 months ago in Short Story / Fantasy · updated 2 months ago
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What Happened To The Dragon Prince After "Lost"

This is a follow-up to my story “Lost” which was meant to be a self-contained episode, but people have asked what happened next.

This is not part of the Vocal Challenge that “Lost” was for and I am not sure it will work, but when a lot of people ask, then you have to give it a shot, don't you?

The music is "Shots" by Imagine Dragons (appropriate) which has some amazing images in it.

The Dragon Prince Is No Longer Lost

The Dragon Prince listened to the words of his mother and the elders of the tribe, but still kept close playing games and learning with his friends and their family, and he still wandered off into the forests and as he learned to spread his wings and fly he could now explore even further.

He flew over the great plains and misty mountains, he flew through thunderstorms and was even struck by lightning and almost he believed he was invulnerable, but remembered that his father had been slain by the sword of George of Lydda (now “sainted” by humans as a brave hero when in fact he was a lying coward who got lucky), so he knew he was very mortal.

The Dragon Prince, as well as learning to fly, had now learned to breathe fire although he was not sure what practical use it would be, he ate his meat raw after he had hunted a suitable animal like his mother, the Queen Regent, had shown him, As a child his mother had hunted for him, but now he could hunt himself.

He asked his mother about burning things, and she told him he should never destroy anything, and that should only be used as a last resort to defend oneself.

“But mother I love to breathe fire, and my friends have asked me to join them to burn some trees and scare some humans and burn their villages”

“You are a Dragon Prince, and soon you will come of age and become our King. Your friends will be your subjects and must obey your words. You will not destroy things, especially forests which have given us protection and fed the animals that provide our sustenance.

You will not attack humans for no reason, and will only use your power to protect the tribe. In fact, you should look to work with humans and others on our planet to make this place a safe place for all of us.”

“I hear you mother, I will tell them, and I will take your words into my reign”

The Dragon Prince came of age and because he had become friends with everyone in the tribe, and learned many things and shared his knowledge almost all were happy when he became the Dragon King. There were a few who were not happy or jealous of him, but they eventually became quiet because they could not really justify their position.

The Dragon Prince Becomes The Dragon King

He was now the Dragon King and spent a lot of time consulting with the tribe’s elders and his mother (who was encouraging him to take a Queen and produce children) but he wanted to stamp his authority and to make the tribe even greater.

He sent emissaries out to talk with other tribes and to also visit humans and bond with them.

The humans were wary and frightened at first but little by little they came to respect the dragons and asked them for help on mundane tasks such as firing furnaces and burning stubble from the land after the harvest had been gathered in.

Some humans even took to riding dragons, and over time trust grew.

There were still humans who tried to attack dragons to prove their heroic worth, but most saw those men (it was never women) as pathetic bully boys.

The Dragon King grew more loved every day and always tried to do his best. He could no longer go out on solo jaunts to learn things but encouraged others to do that for him and the tribe, and then return to share their knowledge. There were a few who got lost, like him as a child, but search parties were sent out and they were always brought back safely.

This concludes the story of how the Dragon Prince became the Dragon King

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  • Heather Hubler20 days ago

    Oh, I loved hearing about how he became a good and just king! Thank you for continuing the story for us :) I enjoyed the read.

  • Thavien Yliasterabout a month ago

    With the dragon's longevity for wisdom, brute strength, fire capabilities, and gift of flight when paired with man's cunning, precision, and inventiveness, many an creation can be built further solidifying the need for one another, strengthening their bond. "I can do many things. You can do many things as well. I cannot do what you do, nor you do as I can, but together we can achieve great things."

  • Rick Henry2 months ago

    Really nice story. I really enjoyed reading it.

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    For some reason , I feel your dragon Prince is the story of my Dragon king Drake , of my Dragon Warrior. The messing leak to my story. The regent Queen is the step aunt of Maze who tried to Marry them to take over Maze ‘s parents kingdom . Wow it all make sense now and the mystery solve.

  • I'm so glad you wrote a part 2 to Lost. This was such a wonderful story. I loved it!

  • Dawn Salois2 months ago

    Wonderful follow up to your first story. I loved the ending!

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago

    Your story follow-up is great!

  • Keila Aartila2 months ago

    I love the follow-up!

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