Great, I’ve lost him!
This is getting ridiculous, not only am I alone while the others are battling trolls but I still can’t find this wyvern! I swear if I don’t find him within the next 30 minutes, I’m calling it quits. So much for my first “mission.” And if I don’t find him, how am I supposed to explain to everyone that I failed my first mission? If I can’t find a damn wyvern, then how am I supposed to play the role of the so-called “hero?” If I do fail, everyone will have doubts about me.
No, stop thinking that, Jesse! I know that this is still new to me and I know that this is gonna take some getting used to. But the ring chose you for a reason, no matter how badly you wanna back down from this. Think, use that brain of yours. A wyvern is a species of a dragon, what attracts dragons?
Treasure, blood, screams... yeah that’s all I can think of.
I don’t see any little critters around to use as bait, although I don’t think I could even do that, I could never kill an innocent animal. And I don’t have anything expensive on me so treasure’s not gonna work. Screaming might attract it, but I’m not entirely sure about that. What exactly do I have that I can use?
Let’s see here- my sword, my ring that’s not glowing anymore but it now blue again (I didn’t even realize I was feeling a bit calm), and um... whoa, wait a minute, what do I have in my pocket? It that- it’s a fun-size Snickers bar. I totally forgot that I had still had it from lunch earlier and was saving it for later. Wait... I know that Copper isn’t allowed to have sugar but, does he actually like the taste of sugar? And if so, perhaps he knows the smell.
I slid the sword into the scabbard as I began to unwrap the candy bar. And just like that, I broke it in haft. And now I wait.
I was actually kinda hungry, I so wanted to eat this real bad. But I couldn’t, especially since I noticed my ring starting to glow again. And that’s when I heard footsteps coming from behind as I turned around, and there he was. That wyvern trying to sneak up on me even though I clearly see him.
“Hey Copper,” I grinned while showing him the Snickers bar “You smell that don’t you?”
He gave me a small growl as he kept crawling towards me as I began to back away.
“If you want it,” I smirked, “Come and get it.”
As I continued to back away, Copper followed me while keeping his eyes on the candy bar. I can’t believe this was actually working. If it wasn’t for my sweet tooth, I would’ve given up. Now all I had to do was lead the wyvern back to the castle. And as I was doing so, I looked up and spotted Aria and the others watching me from afar. Thankfully, they didn’t look hurt from the trolls, and by the look on their faces, they seemed just as surprised and glad as I was as they followed along.
Oh boy, I can’t wait to rub this in everyone’s faces who denied that I could do this. And wouldn’t you know it, I was back at the castle with Copper still following me as we crossed the drawbridge.
“Someone open the door!” I ordered.
As Dale hurried to the door and pulled it opened, I stepped inside along with Copper as everyone else came in and shut the door. And just like that, Copper began to calm down as he began to shake his head. I’m guessing the sugar rush is dying down as the wyvern shook his whole body before resting on the floor, just like a dog.
“He did it!” Aria cheered.
“He did?!” I heard the voices behind me gasp.
When I turned around, everyone’s eyes widened and their jaws dropped. All from Lindel to the King to some of the elven warriors and best of all, to Flint.
“You bet your ass I did!” I grinned, “Now, who here didn’t think I could do this?”
Just like that, everyone pointed to those who apparently did doubt me, most of the fingers were at Flint, I’m not surprised. Although, I did notice that Dale was pointing to Hazel.
“Really?!” she hissed at him while trying to hide her embarrassment.
“He asked a question,” he replied casually “So I gave him an answer.”
“Stop that!” she slapped his hand away.
“It’s alright, Hazel.” I assured her with a smirk “I knew you’ve always doubted me.”
“Well, you’re still new around here,” she frowned while crossing her arms “So, of course, I’m gonna doubt you.”
I just snickered before turning to Flint who looked speechless as he stood there, too frozen to even move.
“Well Flint,” I kept my smirk on “I took the challenge and succeeded, anything you want to say?”
“The first ones are always the easiest” he scowled before storming off with his fists clenched.
Oh damn, he’s right, the first challenges are usually the easiest. But until the next one comes, I just shrugged that thought to the side as King Hardwin walked up to me.
“Well, I’ll be damned” he chuckled, “Good job, Jesse, you passed your first mission, I never even thought about using sugar as bait for a sugar rush.”
“Hey, everybody loves sugar.” I grinned “They can’t deny it.”
I just realized I was still holding the Snicker bars in my hand. Looks like it’s time for a little reward as I plopped one of the hafts in my mouth.
“Mm,” I moaned as the chocolate goodness melted in my mouth with the crunchiness “You can never go wrong with a Snickers bar. Would you like one, Your Majesty?”
“Oh,” I replied astonished “I’ve never had uh... Snickers bar.”
It felt so weird hearing an elven king say that. I wonder if I could get him to say other modern things.
“Try it” I offered him the other haft of the candy bar.
After giving it a sniff, the king plopped the candy bar into his mouth.
“Mm,” he smiled with his mouth full “Any chance you can bring more of these tomorrow?”
“I’ll see what I can do” I chuckled.
Whoa, I bet that pretty soon everyone will be asking me to bring some modern foods for them. I might as well be the delivery boy.