The Night Keepers: Dragon Apprentice Chapter 1 The rocking ship was becoming more then Abelard could take. They had sailed for two months with smooth, calm weather. They had awoken this morning to rough seas, but not as bad as they were now. Already his good friends, Medwin, was losing what little lunch he had gotten. Abelard hoped his grandfather, Hakeem, was doing okay down in the ship’s hold. Why his grandfather had insisted on going to this newly discovered land was beyond him.The Night Keepers: Dragon Apprentice Chapter 1 by WikiTiki7
Abelard’s parents had died when he was very young and he had been living with his grandfather ever since. Until recently, they had lived a peaceful life on a farm, growing azure berries. That’s where they had been when Hakeem first heard of the new land. Promptly he had decided to sell most of their belongings and the farm to pay for their passage and supplies.
There were five ships when they left port, two brimming with people, two with supplies and livestock, and one full of soldiers that had signed on to pr
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The Dragon Queen led her son deeper and deeper into the cave. Finally they stopped in front of a picture with a bunch of dragons surrounding a male human. “The human you see is Abelard. The Woam Queen had convinced our ancestor, The Dragon King, to kidnap a human and teach him or her our ways. The Dragon King had him taken to a counsel that was held in this very cave, to determine if he was teachable and if so, who would teach him.”
After a wonderful few hours of sleep, the Night Keepers met with each other in their cave. “Natara, won’t you tell us about what happened to you while you were Mogens captive?” asked Bentley. “I don’t really feel like talking about it just yet. How about I tell you something else?” the red head said. “You know, all this talk of the Cave of Dragons has been making me think about how dragons and humans came to live peacefully. W
You don’t know me, for I wear a mask
I smile on the outside, but the inside is sad
Wishing I could show the real me, for all to see
Even if what you saw was just a little, a tad.
For daily I go through the motions, daily I fight tears
Frustrated of every time I try to be me I’m shut down
All I want, all I ask for is your acceptance
But that is hard to get, I found.
Can’t you hear my silent screams for freedom?
Can’t you see that I feel unworthy, falling short of your standards?
My mask must work better than I thought
For you don’t see my tears as you stop and gander
I’ve worn this mask for so long, I’m not sure it ever will be gone
Sometimes I wonder if I would want it to be
I’ve grown comfortable in the security it has brought me.
But I wonder if it did go away would you like what you see?
If given a choice would I throw my mask on the ground
Or put it back on to use it as a place to hide?
No more secrets, to be truly me for all to see
Or to live this life knowing where I abide.
What do you choose mask wearer?