I was just walking around in the city. It was a wonderful day in the middle of the summer. The sun had just risen and was shining in my face. I had decided to take an early walk and was now on the way home. I was crossing the road when it happened. A car hit me from the side. When I was flying the whole time seemed to slow down and I felt something rush through my body. Then I blacked out and crashed against the wall. The driver of the car just went on like nothing had happened. For my luck the next passenger that saw me called the emergency ambulance. They came quickly and brought me to the hospital. When they found out who I was they informed my parents, who came as fast as the could. When they reached the hospital they were led to my room. I had to look terrible. Several bones broken, bleeding just like every where and to make it worse the doctor told them, that I had a concussion. He also told them that I had likely no chance to survive and they were even wondering why I was still breathing. That was the moment when they started to cry. They had just been told that their son was going to die. They didn't want to believe it. It was just too horrible. It couldn't be. I had to survive. At least they were allowed to stay and watch me. The doctor left the room and only came back to check if I was still living. This continued till the afternoon and when my parents were told to leave they just went out the hospital. They both didn't talk a single word. They just drove home and went to sleep. All the time shocked and not able to feel anything but sadness.
The next day they woke up when the phone rang. My mom got it and said "Hello?" with a quite depressed voice. It was the doctor from yesterday. He sounded really excited.
"You have to come here and look at your son! It's just unbelievable! Are you able to come here?"
"Yeah, I think we should be able to be there in about fifteen minutes. But why are you calling me. My son is dead. You told me that he wouldn't survive so why are you calling me?" Tears began to run down her face as she said that.
"But that's the point! He isn't dead! He is living but there is something odd to him!"
As my mom heard this she nearly cried out of happiness.
"Okay, we will be there in a few minutes.", she replied quickly. Then she woke up dad and got into her clothes. They drove off as quickly as they could and soon they arrived at the hospital. As the ran into it the doctor was waiting for them and led them to me. He said nothing till they arrived the door.
"What I am going to show you now, will make you happy but it also is possible that you will be distracted." With this words he opened the door and my parents went in. They couldn't believe what they saw. They were no scratches or wounds. I was completely healed but the really odd thing was that my hide was red. A deep crimson red. I was still in coma and I breathed really low. They went closer to me and touched my skin. It felt a bit harder just like callus. On the one side they were happy to see me alive but on the other they worried what was going to happen with this red skin. As the doctor went up to them he had something in his hand. It was a X-ray.
"This is the body of your son. As we noticed that his skin was red we made this X-ray. At first we found nothing different but then we noticed this little thing.", He pointed at a small thing near my heart,"We found out that this thing is just like a heart. It pumps all the time and sends some hormones through his entire body. We think that this is the reason why he healed so fast but also why his skin turned red. We decided to do nothing to stop what it was doing because it wasn't anything bad."
My parents just nodded and said nothing. After some minutes my mom turned around to the doctor.
"When is he going to wake up?", she asked.
"We don't know," replied he, "he could wake in a few minutes but also in several months. Everything is possible."
"Okay, I think we have to live with this until he wakes up. Thank you." my mom replied.
After that the doctor left and a few minutes later my parents left too.
"I think there is no difference if we stayed here or if we left. I think it's the best to leave and try not to think too much about it. As the doctor said he could wake in one minute but also much later. The best is to not worry and wait till he calls us again." Said my dad.
"Yeah, I think you're right. So, lets leave." Mom replied as she went out the room. Dad followed her and they headed home. The rest of the day the doctors came to see if I was awake every hour. In the night they left me alone.
As the doctor that had talked to my parents all the time entered my room the next morning. He suddenly stopped when he saw me. Slowly he came closer and looked over my body. My skin was still crimson red but I was scaly now. All over my body were scales and as he looked my feet and hands he noticed something. At my hand were only three fingers and a thumb and I had only three toes. There was also a white claw at the top of every finger and toe.
"This is going to be a really special boy." He said quietly. After he stared at me thinking for a few more minutes before he turned around and thought to himself `I wonder what is going to happen with this boy´. He left the room and wondered one more time about me. Then he locked the door because not everyone would be as calm as him if they saw me like this. Nobody came into my room this day but I didn't noticed it because I was still in coma.
The next day the doc came into my room and unlocked the door. He waited for a short moment before he went in and wondered what had changed this time. As he looked at me it was just like he looked on a painting from an other world. Were fairies existed and everything was magic. Although I hadn't completed changing he knew exactly what I was turning into. I had gotten a tail and my arms and legs looked just like they were supposed to let me walk on all four. As he had been little he always had loved books and his greatest wish had been to see one creature out of the books. He didn't care which it only had to be magic. His parents always told him to not be stupid and think that this creatures really exist but as a child he didn't wanted to believe this. As he got older and began to study medicine he realized that his dream was really only a dream. Now he knew about the world and knew that magic was something that only existed in thoughts. During the years as a doctor he completely forgot about this but now he had to smile. He had the proof for existing magic in front of his eyes. And one of his oldest wishes has become reality. In front of him was laying a dragon.
He just couldn't stop smiling. He has always been told that there was nothing like this and he had believed it but now he was proven wrong. After he had thought about this he went to the side of my bed and noticed that I had become bigger. Not only in length because of the tail. My whole body was bigger than yesterday. Not much but at least a bit. He looked all over me for other changes but didn't find anything. Then he went out and thought `A dragon in my hospital. I wonder how his parents are going to react when I tell them that their loved human son is a dragon now. I just hope that he kept his memories. He could be really dangerous if he wakes up more animal than human.´ He locked the door again and looked for the other patients. It was everything okay and so he just went to his office and sat in his chair. `A dragon in my hospital. I still can't believe it.´ he thought again.
As he went up the my room the next day, it was a Thursday, he prepared himself for what he was going to see. He unlocked the door and went into the room. I had changed more than he thought I would. I had now a long neck and a dragon like muzzle. The only that was left were the wings. I also had gotten a lot bigger. My tail went down on the floor and the rest of my body could barely fit onto the bed. At least the bed was strong enough to hold my weight but it seemed that it couldn't hold much more. He decided to distribute my weight onto two beds. He rolled another one next to mine and then went around me. He thought a short time how to change my position the best and then he grabbed my foreleg and pushed as hard as he could. I was really heavy but at least he was able to move me. To his luck I turned around in some way so I just laid across the two beds. He was sweating now and breathed heavily. After he had regained some strength he left the room with one quick look back at the dragon that was lying there and felt happy somehow. As he got back to the office the phone rang. He answered it and said "Here is the hospital. What can I do for you?"
"I'm the mom of the boy that got hit by a car and survived it somehow. I want to know if he has awaken or if he had any further changes since his skin got red." Answered my mom.
"Oh, sorry that I forgot to phone you because I think you should see your son. He hasn't awaken yet but he had some further changes." Answered the doctor.
"You're right. It would be nice if we could see our son. It's sad that he isn't awake but what changes has he gotten through?" Asked she with a bit worried voice.
"It's hard to describe it so that you don't flip out and run here just to see your son. But if you wish it so I will describe it with just one word. I just think you should see it with your own eyes."
"Okay, if you say so we will be at the hospital soon."
"I'm waiting for you.", was the last the doc said before he hang up the phone and went to the entrance. `I hope they won't go crazy when they see that they have know a dragon as a son.´ Was the only thing he thought. After some minutes my parents arrived and he greeted them. They greeted back and they went to my room. The doctor stopped in front of the door and turned the key around.
"I warn you, what you are going to see may be hard to believe but please stay calm."
"If we are allowed to know. Why do you think that would not stay calm if we see our son?" asked my dad.
"You will see. Maybe you will react not like I thought but I just wanted to warn you."
Then he opened the door and they went in. When my parents saw me they froze. They just saw a big scaly reptile lying in front of them on two beds because it was too big for one. Really slow they came closer and finally reached the me. Although my dad looked shocked he was totally calm compared to mom. She looked like she was going to scream, cry and run away at the same time.
My Dad just stared at me and then he touched my back leg. It felt really hard and had nothing from human skin. Slowly he started to realize that his son was a dragon but even if I was a dragon now, I was still his son. As my mom saw that my dad has accepted this big lizard as his son she slowly began to think the same way he did. I was still her son not matter what I looked like. She started to cry a bit, just hoping I would remember her when I woke up. After some minutes she turned around and asked the doc "Is he going to remember us?" Her voice still sounded shaky.
"I don't know. I'm sorry to say this but the best thing is to hope for it." He replied.
Without words she sat down on a nearby chair and dad sat next to her. They just seemed to think about what them had just been told.
"Do you wish to stay here?" The doc asked after some time.
"No."My mom replied before my dad could say anything "I want to go home. I have to calm down but I think I couldn't when I had to look at
dragon all the time. I have to really get it that he is my son."
"I'm going with her." My dad replied.
"Okay then please leave the room I have to lock it." Said the doc trying to say it as soft as he could.
They all walked out of the room and he locked it. My parents went home and just left him alone. The day went normally and nobody came to look for me.
On Friday the doc came once more into the room just to see that I had wings too now. There were also two white horns coming out of my back head. They were the same color as my claws. I got bigger again. He noticed that the two beds wouldn't last longer but when he came closer I suddenly moved. It was a slow move but it was a move. The doc stopped and watched me waking up. When I opened my eyes he saw that they were orange with a black slit pupil in the middle. I just wondered where I was but then I remembered all the things from... How long has it been ago? I don't know but when I remembered the flash of energy through my body I had to look at me. I looked at me and first I was a bit confused but then I just admired my new body. I quickly got off the bed and looked all around me. I walked on all fours and my height from the ground to the top of my head was at least 10 feet. I also noticed that I had very improved senses. I could smell everything around me and hear the quietest sound. I couldn't believe it. It finally happened. My biggest wish came true: I was a dragon now. I moved my tail around and flexed my wings a few times. They moved just when I thought of them moving. It was like I had always been a dragon. Then I noticed the man in front of me. He was wearing white clothes and looked like a doctor. `No wonder´ it hit me `I have to be in a hospital.´ The man looked a bit scared. No wonder. A large red dragon was just waking up in front of him.
"Hi." I said. It was the first thing that came up in my had. My voice was a bit deeper now and was I growled a bit more. It was short but it looked like it had worked because the doc seemed to relax.
"So you're not just a animal. That's good. I thought you could have lost your memories and would act like an animal and attack me." He replied.
"No I'm not an animal and I think you can be happy of it. I don't want to think of what I would be able to do with this body." I said with a smile on my muzzle, showing my teeth.
"I think you are right. You could have destroyed the whole hospital if you are as strong as I think."
He smiled too.
"I'm going to find out how strong I am, but I remember to be rammed by a car. What happened after this? How long have I been here and do my parents know about me?"
"To answer your first question. You had, to say, nearly every kind of injuries that I can think of but to my surprise on the next day you were full healed but your skin was crimson red. Just like your scales now. You got here five days ago and yes, your parents know about you."
"And how reacted they? I mean it's pretty hard to accept that your son is dragon, I think."
"I guess you're right. It have been hard for them. They left to think about this whole thing. If you want I could call them to get here." He offered.
"That would be great. I think it would be a bit easier for them if I would talk to them."
"Okay, then wait here for a moment. I'm going to call them."
"You're welcome." He replied.
He then left the room and came back one minute later.
"Your parents are on the way here. Do you want to see them at the entrance or do you wish to see them here?" He asked.
"Please bring them here. I want to see them before the whole world knows about me."
"Okay then wait here."
He left again but this time he came back with my parents. My dad looked like he had no problem with my new body but my mum seemed to fully get over with it but at least she looked happy to see me awake.
"Hi." I simply said again. This seemed to help just as it worked the first time with the doctor. Mom looked relieved and then she started running towards me. She hugged me the best she could and started crying.
"I missed you." She said with tearful voice.
"I missed you too." I heard my dads voice. Although my dad wasn't the sentimental guy he seamed more than happy to see mom and me so close together, just ignoring everything that has changed.
"I would say I missed you but for me it was just like I was sleeping, so you have to suffice with the fact that I'm happy that you love me after everything that happened." I said.
As my mom stepped back suddenly a thought came over me. I'm a dragon now so it would be possible that I had special abilities. The first one that came up to my mind was changing shape and size. I thought of a bit smaller dragon that walks on two legs. To my surprise I suddenly felt my body shifting and after a few seconds I was the dragon that I thought of. My parents and the doc just stared at me.
"Do you want to stay here or should we go home?" I asked ignoring the fact that they were still watching me like I was some ghost or something like this.
"How did you do that?" Asked the doc. He looked amazed at what he had just seen.
"I just thought of it and then it happened. That's all." I answered smiling that I had a special thing that only I could do. "But do you want to stay here or drive home?" I asked again.
It took a while but then my dad answered after he found his tongue again.
"I think we should go home and talk about what we are going to do."
"Sounds good." I said and walked to the door. There I turned around to see that they all were following me. Then I went through the door and transformed me into a fourleged dragon again. I just felt better like this. There was no one on the corridor, so I just walked on to the entrance followed by my parents and the doc. When I reached the entrance hall and the people saw me they all froze. At least no one started to scream and after they saw the three people nearby me they seemed to understand that I was not going to harm anyone but they were still watching every single move of me. I just ignored them and walked towards the entrance. I ducked through the door and just stood outside and enjoyed the wind blowing along my scales. It felt really good. When my parents came out I turned around and said goodbye to the doc. He said goodbye too and then we walked towards the our car. I turned into a smaller bipedal dragon and got into the car. My parents got in too and looked back at me. They smiled. When we got home we went into the house and I sat down on the couch in the living room. My parents sat down in front of me. I stayed in my form because I thought it would be better in a house to be smaller. When no one said anything I just left and went into my room. I smiled when I thought of my friends and how they would react. I picked up my mobile phone and called Luke. After some beeps he got to the phone and I heard his voice.
"Hey there." I answered "Do you have time to come? I have something to show you." I smiled when I thought of him seeing me like this.
"Yeah, I'm coming. I have nothing to do but could you say me why you were unreachable the last days?"
"Let's say that there was a special thing that happened to me. I bet you gonna like it." I said with a big grin on my muzzle.
"If you say so. I'll be there in ten minutes."
"Got it. Bye."
I went down to tell my parents that Luke was going to come and then went to the back of our house. There is a big field of grass and right after it there starts a wood. I decided to wait here till he arrived. I transformed into a quite big quadruped dragon. I wanted that Luke will never forget the first time he saw me in my new form. I was more than twice as big as I woke up. Laying in the grass with one eye watching the door I had to look really cool. After some minutes I heard the bike of Luke rolling down the road and then he stopped at the front door. He rang the bell and my mom opened the door. She said I was waiting for him behind the house. I could hear him come closer and then he opened the door. He was a small guy just like 5`1" but we were both just 14 so he was still growing.
"Hey, why were you calling me?" He suddenly stopped when he saw the huge red dragon lying there watching him with one eye. I lifted my head and turned it towards him.
"I just thought you would like this." I said with a big grin.
Luke just stood there and tried to believe his eyes. He liked dragons so he didn't react shocked. He just stared. Then he shook his head and looked at me again.
"Wow. Now this is not what I expected but you're right. I like it. But why you are that big?" He sounded really amazed.
"Oh I just thought I would make your first meet with my new form unforgettable. I think it worked pretty well." I said while I was shrinking to a size of 5 feet from the ground to my shoulder. I was still smiling. Luke was smiling too and I was happy that he took it so easy that I was a dragon now.
I noticed that he was looking at my wings and I flexed them a bit.
"Want to take a small flight?" I asked him.
"What a stupid question. Of course I want. You know that I wanted to fly since I was small." He answered while climbing on my back. He sat between my shoulders right in my neck.
"Ready? This is going to be my first flight to." I asked him.
"Ready! Lets take off." He replied instantly.
"Okay. Hold on!" I yelled as I jumped into the air and spread out my wings. I flapped them a few times and we got higher really fast. Soon we were high enough to see the whole city. I started to fly towards the center and I thought of a funny idea. I wanted to try some flight maneuvers. Maybe some twists or a nose dive. I started with a quick twist. Luke was enjoying the view when I twisted so he screamed when I suddenly turned around.
"Whoa! Warn me the next time you are going to make something dangerous!" He yelled at me.
"Calm down! I just wanted to scare you a bit. I think it was fun." I said with a big smile.
"Maybe it was fun for you but you have wings. If you fall you can easily stop it. If I fall it would be a quite painful crash with the earth." He said. He was still a little angry but at least he was not yelling me.
"Okay, if you want it so I warn you the next time. So prepare for a nose dive!" I yelled.
He tried to say something it was to late. I folded my wings together and was already falling with increasing speed down to earth. At the point we were only hundred feet away from the earth and had to be over hundred miles per hour fast I spread my wings out and stopped the fall. It was perfect timing. For a short time we were flying extremely fast just one foot over the ground. Then I flew straight up and made a looping. It was so much fun I just roared as loud as I could. After that I landed soft in the middle of the park of the city. It was a large place and all people there were watching me. I turned my head around just to see that Luke was smiling as bright as he could.
"That was awesome. At first I feared but then I let it happen and got an adrenaline kick. This was better than any rollercoaster!" He quickly jumped off my back and fell into the grass. I know what he felt. It was the exact same what I felt. I couldn't believe that flying was that easy. I laid next to him in the grass ignoring all the people that were staring at us just like we were some freaks. Some people came up to us and one even had the courage to talk to me.
"W..w..who are you if I may ask?" The guy asked.
I stood up to face him better. "I'm Markus Tomb and I'm living here in town."
"But why have I never seen you before if you live here. I mean a dragon is really noticeable."
"I'm just a dragon for one day. My transformation has started five days ago and now it is finished. Maybe you heard about the guy that got hit by a car an flew to a wall. That's me."
"But how could you survive? I mean I heard that you had chance to survive."
"I don't know. A moment before I blacked out I felt something rush to my body and when I woke up five days later I was a dragon. I think this saved my live. That I was transformed into a dragon."
"That sounds like some kind of weird story but if you say so I will believe you."
"I'm happy that you believe me but I have to go now." I turned around to Luke. "Get on. We are flying home." I said to him.
He stood up and climbed on my back. I said bye and took off.
"I think you're gonna be pretty famous in a few days. The news will be very curios about you." Luke said as we were half way home.
"Yeah, I think you're right. A dragon is something that you don't see every day."
We reached my house pretty fast and I landed in the backyard. After Luke got off I transformed into my bipedal dragon form and we went in. I went into the living room and told my parents, that we are going to be in the news pretty soon. They just looked a bit distracted but they were intelligent enough to know why. Then Luke and I went up into my room and just set there on the bed. We didn't talk much till Luke said that he had to get home.
"I could carry you home. Your bike isn't a problem I can lift it easily." I offered.
"That would be cool. I want to see the face of my parents when I get home riding on a dragon." he said with a big smile.
"Okay then let's go and scare your parents." I said smiling too.
We got out and I transformed again. Luke got on my back and I took his bike with one claw. Then I took off and flew to Luke's house. With the bike you need half an hour but I managed to get their within five minutes. I was surprised how fast I could fly. I landed in the front of the house leaned Luke's bike against the wall and then he got off. He went in and I went after him. When his parents saw me they were shocked until Luke told them who I was.
"This is Mark. You remember him. I'm going to the same school with him." When they realized who I was they were relieved. We talked a bit but I had to get home soon.
I said goodbye to everyone and took off into the sky. It was dark already but with my draconic eye vision I could see like it was midday. When I got home I went to my room and got into the bed. I had to get a bit smaller but I managed to get comfortable. It was an exciting day and so I soon fell asleep.