|Xatu the Dragon
Author: RuathaWehrling PM
Xatu is a Dragonet who is told he is too young to go on adventures. He takes matters into his own hands by running away and meeting Irigal the Elf child. Together the two explore the world and learn a truth their elders do not understand.Rated: Fiction K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 32 - Words: 11,428 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11-11-07 - Published: 01-28-06 - id: 2100452
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Author's Note: This story is meant to be a children's
story, with the text on the left-hand pages and color illustrations on
the right-hand pages. Each page is a chapter, and the
illustrations are described in italics at the end. Use your
imagination! Also, bear in mind that this is a KIDS' story, and
I've tried to use simple vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot
development to reflect that. So if you notice anything too
"adult" in the syntax, vocab, or plot, please let me know so I can fix
it. I'm not used to limiting myself in this way!
And now, on to the story!
"Mom!" he would cry. "Why can't I go down and visit the lake to the east? Or the Elven forest to the south? Or the desert to the west? Or the ocean to the north?"
"Xatu!" his mother would always answer. "You're still a Dragonet. You're too little to go flying so far. What if you got hurt or lost? Wait until you're a little older. Then you can fly wherever you want to."
When he asked his father the same question, his father always said, "You're not even one hundred years old yet, son! Wait until you're older, like all the other little Dragonets."
And when he would race up and down the mountain with his older cousins, Xatu would always lose because his wings were smaller and not as strong. "Don't worry, Xatu!" his cousins would tell him. "In a few more years, you'll be as fast as us. Just wait until you're older. Then you'll show us!"
But Xatu did not want to wait until he was older. He wanted to be older now.