Reborn as a DRAGON - Chapter 2
A warm pleasant feeling surrounded me, It reminded me of the gentle touch of my mother. My eyes were closed and wouldn’t open, my limbs seemed foreign to me.
All of the sudden, the drowsy pleasant feeling turned into one of extreme discomfort. I struggled to move my hand yet something seemed to block it.
The feeling of discomfort was too intense as I struggled to move my limbs. Where was I? What was happening? I had no idea, nor did I have any memory of what I was doing before.
‘Was I kidnapped?’ this was the first thought that came to my mind. Yet who would want to kidnap me? I was lazy shut it with no immediate family.
My parents passed shortly after I graduated from college in a home invasion gone wrong. The culprits were never caught and justice was never served for my parents who were unfairly murdered.
This only served to make me lose hope in everything. My parents were lovely people, hard-working and law-abiding citizens, they didn’t deserve what happened to them.
Their death hit me hard as I closed myself off the world. While some would drown their sorrow in alcohol and drugs, I ended up throwing myself into the world of video games, novels, and mangas.
The little bit of money left behind by my parents was enough to support my lifestyle, and so I slowly isolated myself from the world.
This is why the thought that I have been kidnapped was a bit absurd, one would gain nothing from kidnapping a lazy shut-in like me.
With such thoughts swirling in the back of my mind, I resumed my attempt at breaking out of whatever prison seemed to bound me. Slowly but surely, I could feel the walls cracking and turning soft as I struggled to push against them.
I was close, I could feel it! With one mighty push, the prison collapsed as blinding light assaulted my eyes causing me to cry out in surprise.
“Arghh!” What should have come out as a normal young adult voice ended up as a bestial roar that caused me to force my eyes open in surprise.
“????” My eyes glanced at the prison that escaped from, a large blue egg that looked to be the size of an adult man.
I could feel my heart threatening to leap out of my chest5 as my gaze continued from the egg towards my ‘hands’ or to be more precise, my clawed limbs.
‘What the f*ck?!’ I yelled, but it merely came out as another feral roar.
My limbs were covered in light blue scales with claws that appeared to be so sharp they could easily decapitate a person. My tongue felt unfamiliar in my mouth, it seemed to be forked as I rolled it around only to feel a set of dangerously sharp teeth.
I unconsciously glanced back and almost fainted in shock, there at my back were a pair of small light blue wings alongside a large tail that was easily half my length.
My breathing picked up as I quickly began to panic, the sound of something being crushed brought me back to my senses as I observed the area I was in.
Four similar eggs were placed next to mine, one golden, one black, one white, and a final green one. The black one was starting to move as cracks began to appear from it.
Soon a snout broke out as an awfully familiar monster made its way out of the egg. I would be a fool not to recognize it, it was none other than a legendary dragon!
I who was once a human had been reborn as a Dragon. For some reason, my heart which was full of anxiety moments ago began to beat wildly in anticipation.
I had nothing that bound me to my previous world, no living relative, no friends, nothing. As for becoming a non-humanoid monster? ‘Heh,’ I could feel my large jaw open into what could be considered a grin.
Why would I care about being a human if I could become a mighty dragon? Isn’t this the same as most tropes I read? Wait, where’s my cheat? I thought as I glanced around.
It seems I was born in a large cave of sorts, blinding light came from the entrance located a distance ahead, glancing back, the cave seemed to extend deeper yet the light was unable to penetrate that further ahead giving it an ominous feeling akin to that of a dark hole threatening to swallow me.
I loudly gulped, before bringing my attention back to my sibling? Blacky as I decided to call him was still struggling to get his body out of his egg, I watched in curiosity as the newborn dragon turned his powerful jaw and began to eat the egg he came from.
‘Is that what I’m supposed to do?’ I thought as I glanced back at the prison I escaped from, a dark green fluid still seemed to be trapped inside.
For some reason, my stomach suddenly began to growl as a hunger unlike any I had before took over me. I was unable to resist as my body seemed to move by sheer instinct as I buried my face back into the green liquid and greedily began to drink it.
‘It’s tasty!’ A growl full of satisfaction escaped my lips as I greedily gulped every single drop before turning towards the egg itself.
It did not take long before I finished it all, a loud burp full of contentment escaped my lips as a warm feeling rushed down my stomach. My body which was unfamiliar and awkward at first slowly began to surge with power.
I felt lighter, stronger, and better than I had ever been before. I gently moved my tail as I familiarized myself with it before moving to my wings as I tried to stretch them.
While I was busy getting used to my own body, Blacky finally finished eating his egg and turned to glare in my direction. ‘Hmm, why are you looking at me like that?’ I growled as my little brother slowly made his way towards my direction while baring his teeth at me.
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