Choices by Emachinescat

An American Dragon: Jake Long Fan-Fiction

SUMMARY: Since that fateful day when Jake found out Rose's secret, nightmares about confronting her have been haunting his dreams. What follows is an epic and harrowing series of events that will change his life forever.


A/N: Okay, I'm back, this time with a whole new story! Yay me! Before I begin chapter 1 (which some of you have already read), I want to clear a few things up! THIS IS NOT A SEQUEL TO "AN UNLIKELY TEAM". Rather, it is another way that I think Jake and Rose could find eachother's secrets...Okay I LOVE Jake 'n Rose stories! But this one is way different than any of the others I've written. Review responses are at the bottom.

Now, without further ado, here's chapter one!


Choices

Chapter One: Dreams

Fear grips me as she runs toward me…I have to defend myself…but I can't hurt her…she's my friend. But if I don't, she'll kill me…I battle within myself as she draws nearer…time seems to stop as she says, "Say goodbye!" I feel excruciating pain and everything goes dark…

I sat up in my bed, drenched in sweat. I was gasping for breath, and the world seemed to be spinning. I closed my eyes, trying to block out the dream…It was a dream, I tell myself firmly. It didn't really happen.

But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get the image of Rose, Rose my friend, the girl I've had a crush on since the beginning of eighth grade, as she unknowingly revealed to me that she was Huntsgirl…

Even if it didn't happen then, it will eventually. As that thought passed through my mind, a sudden chill ran through me, cutting through my bones, making me feel as though I had just been frozen solid. Someday the day would come when I would have to make the decision…Do I defeat the Huntsgirl to save the magical world…or do I die so that Rose will be okay?

Still breathing heavily, I crawled back into bed…Being the American Dragon was not easy…

I am walking through the hallway of my school, hoping that I don't run into…Rose! As she draws nearer to me, I try to remain calm. "Yo, Rose, 'sup?" I ask casually.

"You know what's up," she replies coldly. "I know your secret, Jake. You are the American Dragon." I open my mouth in horror, but she isn't finished. "And I just wanted to let you know, Jake," she says softly, "THAT I DON'T CARE! My job as Huntsgirl is to slay dragons…so prepare to die…Hiyah!"

"Noooooo!"


"Jake!" I awoke to someone yelling my name. I slowly opened my eyes, taking in my surroundings. I was in my room, lying on my bed, and, once again, drenched in sweat and gasping for breath. And bending over me was my mom and dad.

"Mom? Dad?" I asked weakly. I tried to get up, but was quickly stopped by my mom, who had an extremely worried look on her face.

As I lay back down, my mom put a cold hand on my pounding head. "He's warm," she said to Dad, who also looked concerned.

"Yo, Moms, I'm fine," I said feebly, once again trying to block out the nightmare.

"No, you're not," said Dad firmly, sticking a thermometer into my mouth. I was too tired to protest, so took it calmly. "Whew!" he whistled. "111 degrees! I'll call a doctor!"

"No, really, Pops," I protested, "I'm fine. I've got, like, a huge Mythology test today…"

"Not anymore," said Dad. "I'm calling a doctor! You could be in serious danger with a temp that high!" And he strode out of the room.

"It's not really 111 is it?" I asked Mom, frowning. "If it was that high, I'd be, like, dead."

"It appears that way on the thermometer, but dragons can get much higher temperatures than humans…but it only affects you like a temperature of, say, 101. Listen, Jake," she said, changing the subject. "I called your Grandfather to come over. He might be able to help you…with whatever it is that's troubling you." And, smiling slightly, she walked out of the room, saying, "Just call if you need anything."


A/N: Well, that was ch. 1. The next one should be here soon.

~Emachinescat ^..^


Review Responses:

To Fletty: Thanks I'm glad you want me to continue. Oh, and I know I've gotten some GREAT ideas (including yours) and I will definitely be using them!

To epobbp: Thanks. I'm glad you liked it.

To Fuddog: Thanks I'm glad u think so. And no, this one isn't the sequel. That'll be coming later. He's dreaming about Rose killing him because in this story, he's just found out that she's Huntsgirl, and he is dreading the day when he'll have to confront her once more.

To snowboarder9: I'm glad you like it. I hope you like this story too.