Dragon Book 1 (Diary of the Dragon Rider - 1)

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22nd day of 10th month

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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.

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‘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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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