If you missed yesterday’s post which was Part 1 of Jinx and Jangle’s adventure then here is a link to it. “The Lucky Eagle”
The Lucky Eagle (Part 2)
Jinx thought surely he had lost his mind, and he actually was very close to that happening as he stared into the eyes of a dragon! It was smaller than most dragons, but it was still a dragon.
The dragon reared back its head with its mouth open and all 3 elves were sure that they were going to be vaporized within minutes, as they closed their eyes and scrunched up their faces.
They waited … nothing happened …. was the dragon still there? They were afraid to open their eyes to check. A few more minutes passed and there was only silence, the roaring of the dragon had ceased. The roaring may have ceased but Jangle could still feel his heart pounding in his ears.
“Jinx! Is the dra…dra..dragon still there?” questioned Jangle.
“I have no idea! Why don’t you open your eyes and look?”
“I believe our fearless Captain Snowball should be the first to look, open your eyes Snowball.” said Jangle.
Snowball wasn’t so sure about that, he thought he did detect the sound of the dragon breathing.
“Let’s all open our eyes on the count of three, Okay!” said Snowball, and they all agreed.
“1 – 2 – 2 and 1/4 – 2 and 1/2 – 2 and 3/4 and 3!!!”
They all opened their eyes and gasped in fear at first as they did indeed still see the dragon, but then their faces registered confusion for the dragon was sitting down and …
“Is the dragon crying? Are those tears coming down his face?” questioned Jinx in shock.
“What do we do?” Snowball asked? ” I never saw dragon tears before?”
Jangle decided he would be the brave one. He walked up to the dragon and laid a hand very timidly on his head.
“My friends and I would like to help you if we could, why are you crying?” asked Jangle.
The dragon lifted his head and replied, “Everyone is always scared of me, when I saw you guys cower in fear and close your eyes, I was afraid that you would run off and I would be all lonely again.”
Now Jinx and Snowball came closer and they each touched the dragon’s head too.
“Well, we were very scared at first for all the dragons we ever heard of were fire breathing dragons and your roar was so loud!” said Jinx.
“I didn’t mean to scare you all, I was just so excited to see people. I have been alone on this island for quite awhile. In fact how did you get here, for this is a very remote island. I am surprised you found it!”
Jinx clapped his hand on Snowball’s shoulder and said, “Our wonderful Captain was the one to steer us here. Apparently he did know the right direction to go in!”
Snowball gave a sheepish smile at Jinx’s words as they all continued talking and getting to know each other. They had quite a wonderful time. It was fun to realize that they didn’t need to be scared of the dragon, that yes he was different from them, but he was so very friendly. All they had to do was take the time to sit down and talk to him.
They found out that their dragon friend had a very deep laugh! He got a big laugh out of Jinx getting soaked by a huge wave just as he was about to grab a fish from the sea.
“Well guys we better get going, we want to get back to the North Pole before it gets dark,” said Snowball.
They all agreed and were very excited. This trip definitely had turned into a much bigger adventure than they had planned! They couldn’t wait to see how surprised everyone would be when they got back to the North Pole. Back to the North Pole with their new friend.
“All aboard!” cried the dragon.
Jangle, Jinx and Snowball climbed up the dragon’s back and hung on tight, for what was sure to be one amazing ride through the azure blue sky.