Authors Note: This my first book that I have written so please read and review

Chapter 1

Sarah POV

I woke up to a tapping at my window. I looked at my clock and it read 4 a.m. Ugh. I look over at my window to see what was making the noise. At first I thought it was a branch blowing in the wind, but then I realized I live in a ten story building on the sixth floor.

Wait, was that a wing I saw? I started to freak out a little. I told myself that it must have been a bird or a figment of my imagination. So I calmed down, and laid back down. I began to fall asleep when I heard the tapping noise again. This time I knew it was real and I looked over just in time to see a webbed wing. I started to panic and jumped out of bed to go to my parents room.

I was ten feet from the door when a winged beast exploded through my window. I was thrown across the room. I hit the wall and I crumbled to the floor. I was a little dazed, but when I came to I could not believe my eyes. Standing in the gaping hole in the wall was a tall scaly dragon...Wait a minute. Sorry you probably don't know what is happening now. Let me take you back to 5th period at my school earlier that same day.

"Sarah" I heard someone calling my name. I turned around and saw Jenifer running down the hall. Today she was wearing a dark blue dress that matched her eyes. The dress came to her knees and she looked stunning in it. "I told you to wait for me. You knew that Mr. Johnson wanted to talk to me after class about extra credit."

"Sorry, I just wanted to get out of this stupid skirt and blouse." I told her. Today was picture day at our school. I don't normally dress up, but my mom insisted that the least I could do is have her dress me up for just one day of the year. Of course I had to say yes because come on it's my mom were talking about. She could talk anyone into doing anything. We reached our lockers and opening mine I took the bag with my normal clothes out and started heading for the bathroom.

I heard Jenifer say "Hey wait up!" I stopped walking until she caught up with me. When we entered the bathroom, Calle was already there and I groan. I heard her talking about her latest crush luckily she didn't see me. Thank heavens. Jenifer and I sneaked past Calle and her poesie which has the dumb blonde twins (Mya and Hannah). We changed in a hurry in the bathroom stalls. I was now wearing a baggy T-shirt that's blue and my comfy jeans. We exit the stalls hoping not to be noticed, but our luck ran out there.

"Hey Sarah, just loving the new outfit. Where did you get? A second-hand store?" I hear Calle and the dumb blonde twins snicker.

"Yes, actually I did. At least I didn't make my family broke buying that outfit." I tell her. Me and Jenifer start heading out the door when I feel a hand grab my shirt and yank me to the ground.

"How dare you say that! I am better than you." Calle screeches at me.

I yell at her "Let go of me." I manage to get out of her grasp and me and Jenifer bolted out the door. We didn't stop running until we reached the door of our last period which was junior social studies. We walked in the class room and took our seats.

Jenifer leaned over and whispered to me "What was that all about?"

"I don't know" I said while shrugging my shoulders. "Maybe she had a mental breakdown or something?"

The teacher began the class and we turned our attention to Mrs. Parker. I zoned out thinking of what had occurred in the bathroom until Mrs. Parker called my name. I snapped out of it and looked dumb founded while everyone else stared at me.

"Ms. Lockly, I won't repeat myself again. When did king Tut reign?" Mrs. Parker asked me.

"Ummmmm...I don't really know that one." I replied.

" Well then maybe YOU SHOULD HAVE STUDIED!" She scolded.

It was then that I was never happier to have the bell ring signifying the end of school. I jumped out of my seat, grabbed my bag, and was out the door in a flash. I wait for Jenifer to get out the door and we headed to our lockers and put our stuff away. Then we headed to the cafeteria to meet up with my brother Derek. He didn't have enough credits to graduate last year so now he is a super senior. He is 19 and two years older than me, and was wearing a leather jacket today.

"What took you so long? I almost left you behind." He said to me.

"If you would have done that mom would have killed you." I replied.

"Ahem, and I guess I would have been stuck at school too?" Jenifer said glaring at my brother.

"Sorry Jen, you know I would never do that." My brother replied, but Jenifer was still glaring at him when we left the cafeteria to go to the student parking lot. By the time we reach my brothers truck all was forgotten. I jumped in the truck to the middle seat while Jenifer took the right seat. My brother climbed in on the driver side and started the engine.

It didn't take us very long to get home. We live in a small town, but since my parents don't make a lot of money we rent an apartment on 10th street. Jenifer lives in the next apartment door and we spend a lot of time together.

When me and Derek got home my parents were off at work so I went straight to my room and closed the door. I started doing my homework and before I knew it, it was six o'clock and my mom was calling me to come to dinner. I walked into the dinning room and took a seat. The sent that attacks my nose smells delicious. My mom brings in the food and it was steak, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob.

My mom asked me "How was your day? I can't wait to see the pictures! I bet you look beautiful in them."

"It was fine, I get them in two weeks." I said.

The dinner went quietly after that until my bother stood up, looked at my dad and said "I don't want to finish high school. I want to get a GED and find a job."

My dad replied calmly "We have talked about this before. School comes first. No excuse. I want you to have a proper education."

"You know what I see is you and mom struggling to pay the bills and you are each working a job already. If I get a job now then I can help." My brother replied just under a yell.

"I said no and that is the last we will disuse about this." My dad yelled back.

It is now when I asked to go to my room and my mom whispered "yes." I ran to my room and shut the door knowing what is coming next. I heard more yelling and I started to cry because I hate it when my family fights. Eventually I cry myself to sleep. Fast forward a couple of hours and you now have been caught up. Me staring face to face with a dragon.