|Small, Golden Dragon
Author: afanoflife PM
A mysterious rock formation is home to one of the world's most powerful objects. Agravaine will do everything in his power to get it.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,136 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 03-12-12 - Published: 03-06-12 - id: 7902331
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I got the idea for this story when I was watching the movie Aladdin in my Spanish class. It's based off of the movie's plot, only it has a Merlin twist to it.
Disclaimer: I don't own Merlin or Aladdin.
Chapter 1: Within Reach
It was late. A thin slither of moonlight could be seen through a thin layer of clouds. The surrounding forest area was almost completely silent. The snort of a horse was the only sound to break the silent night.
A lone man sat atop his horse, staring off into the distance. He was dressed from head to toe in black. A cape was draped across the man's shoulders, holding off the slight chill that was in the air. His black hair fluttered in the wind.
The man, Agravaine, was growing impatient. If the man he was supposed to meet did not show up soon, he would have to head back towards Camelot. Shifting in the saddle, Agravaine let a sigh escape from his lips. His eyes continued to roam the surrounding forest.
His waiting eventually paid off. A rustling noise caught his attention. He watched as branches parted, bringing a short man into view. The man, like himself, was dressed in black. Agravaine waited for the man to come closer.
When the man reached him, Agravaine dismounted from his horse. "You're late," Agravaine said.
The man looked up at him, a sneer appearing on his face. "I ran into some trouble. That doesn't matter though. I have what you've been looking for."
A smile spread across Agravaine's face. "Give it to me."
The short man shook his head. "Give me my money first."
The two men locked eyes with each other, neither reaching for what the other wanted. In his mind, Agravaine weighed his options carefully. If he gave the man his money now, he might run of with what he wanted. If he did not give the man the money he wanted, the same thing could still happen.
Coming to a decision, Agravaine reached into an inner pocket and pulled out a small bag. Its contents jingled softly as he threw it to the smaller man. The man caught the bag and opened it up. Inside, a small pile of gold coins could be seen.
Satisfied, the short man tucked the bag away. Once that was done, he reached for his own pocket, pulling out a small cloth covered item.
He carefully handed it over to Agravaine. Agravaine took the item into his hands and unfolded it. In his hands lay half of a small, golden dragon. A laugh escaped his lips. He was so close to finally having his heart's one desire.
He wrapped the golden dragon back up and placed it in his pocket. Once that was done, he quickly stepped towards the man in front of him. In a matter of seconds, Agravaine released his dagger from its sheath and brought it towards the shorter man. Without even thinking, he plunged the dagger into the heart of the man.
A look of surprise crossed the man's face before he slumped to the ground. He was dead within seconds.
Agravaine removed his dagger from the man's chest. He wiped the dagger's blade off on the man's shirt. After the blade was cleaned and put back in its sheath, Agravaine searched the man's pockets. Eventually he found the bag of coins he had given the man earlier.
Agravaine stood up and went back to his horse. He mounted once again. He retrieved the golden dragon along with another bundle. Unwrapping the bundle, Agravaine revealed the dragon's other half.
Ever so slowly, Agravaine raised the two halves up in front of him. He slowly brought the two halves together. With each passing second his excitement was growing. The two halves were finally brought together. As soon as they touched they began to glow a bright golden color. The two halves fused together, making the dragon whole once more.
The tiny dragon wings began flapping up and down. As Agravaine watched, it rose into the air. It circled his head a couple of times before taking off.
With a whoop of excitement, Agravaine urged his horse into the direction the golden dragon had flown. He was close to having his heart's desire. It was only a matter of time.
With the help of his horse, Agravaine flew through the forest. His eyes were glued to the fluttering golden dragon in front of him. He had no idea where he was going, but he did not care. All that mattered was keeping his eyes on the dragon. The tree branches whipped across his face as he rode through the forest. He could hear the labored breathing of his horse, but he did not slow their pace in the slightest.
Agravaine rode for a long time. His chase was leading him deeper and deeper into the forest. After a while, Agravaine noticed that the golden dragon was leading him towards a strange rock formation. Once it reached the rocks, it stopped flying and hovered in the air.
When Agravaine reached the rocks, he dismounted from his horse and approached the dragon. He held out his hands. The golden dragon seized the flapping of its wings and dropped into his hands.
Agravaine looked at the rock formation in front of him. To most people, it was unremarkable. To him, however, it was magnificent. All he had to do was figure out how to get inside.
He walked closer to the rocks. He ran his hand along the surface of the rock, trying to figure out what he needed to do. He wished that it was not so cloudy. Light would be very useful at the moment.
He continued to run his hands over the surface of the rock. It was perfectly smooth. As his hands slid along, he eventually found something unusual. He came across an indentation. Leaning closer, Agravaine squinted his eyes, trying to make out the indentation's shape.
He soon realized what the indentation was. His fingers traced the outline of a small dragon, the exact same shape of the small dragon that he was now in possession of.
With his hands shaking in excitement, Agravaine fumbled for the dragon. He brought it up to the indentation and placed the dragon within it.
His goal was now within reach.
I hope that you all enjoyed this first chapter! Please tell me what you think of this story! It would mean a lot to me. Oh! Happy Super Tuesday to everyone!