Dragon Book 1 (Diary of the Dragon Rider - 1)
- 22nd day of 10th month
- 25th day of first month
- 26th day of first month
- 27th day of first month
- 8th day of 9th month.
- 19th day of 10th month
22nd day of 10th month
An envoy from Meccania came to purchase a grown Coolia. Meccanian officers always pay well, so there was plenty of food on the table that night. But I had to clean up the dead Coolia’s remains, so I didn’t feel like eating.
‘Destroy the mutants’, it is the village’s code. The mutant Coolias cannot be tamed, and no one will buy them. Besides, they are believed to be a bad omen.
But to me, Coolias are all the same. I can’t believe that blue- white light could bring our village harm.
25th day of first month
Loth became feverish. She was near delivery, so I had to take care of her overnight. If I allowed her to die, I would be punished for sure. It’s not like I could really do anything for her, they just needed a caretaker. My bad luck.
26th day of first month
Unfortunately, Loth passed away. My father whipped me and sent me to bed hungry. But none of that mattered. I lied about the baby. I told them it was stillborn, but it actually was sleeping quietly in the barn.
I didn’t mean to break the code… Only, I couldn’t kill him… Because Lagi had… A pair of wings!.
27th day of first month
I named the little Coolia ‘Lagi’. If anyone knew the reason why I decided to take care of him, they would just laugh at me. All the legends and scripture of our village describe a dragon. And Lagi reminds me of that dragon.
If know it’s all childish dreaming, but I want to see Lagi grow up. If he could actually fly… I could be like the dragon rider in the fairy tales I was told in my childhood.
8th day of 9th month.
Lagi’s growth rate is amazing. At this rate, he could be as big as a full-grown Coolia in a year. His wings are strengthening too. I took him running today, and just for an instant, he actually floated. Lagi may really fly!
19th day of 10th month
Yesterday, my whole life ended. The home where I lived, everyone in the village, they’re gone. Dead. The airship appeared out of nowhere, attacked without reason, and turned my village into nothing but ashes…
Disaster struck while we were outside the village practicing. Somehow, I couldn’t even cry. The village was in flames before me, yet I couldn’t accept it. It was, however, what Lagi did next that sent shivers down my spine.
What Lagi fired toward the ancient ship… It was the legendary ‘arrow of light’. My dream had become a reality, but the villagers had paid for it with their souls.