The mountain was quiet. Drake looked into the clear ball of memory he had stolen from Ash, and saw pain. At first, love, then pain. He looked away.
<No... I can't watch...>he thought.
He sat cross-legged in a cave. His time-old eyes saw perfectly in the dark. He looked at his carrot-colored hair, which still had blue tips. He frowned.
<Damn. What an animal I've become. I don't want it to be this way... I want them all to be happy... Not in fear... And now Safire is a dragon?> He stood, realizing what he must do. Find Constantine and ask for help. Ugh! He hated the thought of it.
<It could be worse... If I had to ask Kalona for help... I can't believe I'm doing this on my birthday...>
Instead of walking out of the cave, he went the opposite way. The cave got darker and darker. Here and there Drake saw glowing insects crawling around, luminous in their own little way. He almost stepped on one, then stepped over it.
<Not a total monster but...>
Then something strange happened... Drake heard chanting. Indistinct chanting. He ventured farther into the cave.
Up ahead, he saw an eerie blue glow, and the chanting got louder. He walked faster. Around the corner. That's where it was coming from. He peeked his head around the bend, and saw a blue bird, an orange bird, and a black bird. The orange and black birds had their eyes closed as they chanted. The blue one's back was to him. The blue one stood up.
"Drake... Approach Us..."He said. He turned. His eyes glowed. He had a silver beak with claws to match. His sky-blue feathers were ruffled, with red spots all over. Probably blood.
Drake stepped out towards the bird.
"I Am Yaban, The Savage God. We Have Been Watching You."He gestured to the familiar orange bird and the black bird. Drake then noticed who the orange one was. Satsujin Higashi, goddess of fear.
"Ah So You Know Who I Am, Drake,"Satsujin said, with her eyes still closed.
"Yes, milady,"Drake answered.
Satsujin smiled."Raven. Introduce Yourself"
The black bird, apparently a raven, smiled."I Am Hakai, God Of Destruction."
Drake was taken back."Fear, Savagery, and Destruction. My dark side."
Yaban nodded."We've Come To Help You Be Rid Of It."
Satsujin and Hakai stood.
Satsujin's smile got wider, and more devious."Come Here, Boy."
Drake obeyed the goddess. She took his face in her hands. Her fingertips glowed purple. She touched his forehead. Satsujin's scarlet spines and Drake's carrot-colored hair rose in an undetectable breeze. Satsujin's eyes closed. When they opened, they were purple.
"I Used To Have A Dark Side As Well,"she said. "It Happened Right Before The End Of My Mortal Life. I Almost Killed My Horrible Father. But Afterwards, The Dark Side Got Stronger, And Stronger. Then Yaban And Hakai Helped Me Defeat It. Are You Ready To Defeat Yours?"she asked. Drake nodded.
Yaban and Hakai put their hands on both of Drake's shoulders.
"First We Must Journey Into Your Past…"Satsujin said. Drake closed his eyes, and for the first time he entered that cave, everything was black.
I got bored and started writing this in class. So anyway, Satsu is showing Drake his Past, Hakai will show the Present next, then Yaban will show his future if his dark side keeps up. I'm gonna get really into this story, man. SO NO PISSING ON MY DAMN PARADE!!!