Cadellin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

When Millicent Finds a speckled egg on the kitchen table her life is changed forever.

Cadellin

‘Firefrost Community Primary School’ Millicent read the sign. She walked in; her new teacher was Mr Nix. “Today’s first lesson is literacy.” He said in an annoying high-pitched voice. Millicent had loved literacy in her old school. “Turn to page 365 in Shadow. I want to discus – with you – the pros and cons of sending animals to war.” After 5 hours, the school day was over and Millicent could finally go home.

When Millicent got home she found a black-speckled, egg shaped thing lying on the kitchen table. ‘What’s this?’ Millicent thought. She picked it up, with great difficulty – it was rather heavy - and found a letter underneath it.  It read;

‘Dear Millicent,

This may come as a surprise to you but you are the last remaining dragon trainer and rider. I hope you have the time to look after this. Stock up in golden-syrup and lettuce. Please leave it at ‘Alderley-Edge’ once a week is up also, it’s called Cadellin.

  Yours faithfully,

Ethor’

As Millicent’s mother walked through the door she said “Millie, I'm home.” “Mum, could you buy some lettuce and golden-syrup?” Millicent asked. “Millie! I've just been shopping!” Her mother exclaimed. “Okay, okay I'll go shopping then.” Millie replied. Millie’s mother nodded.

Before Millie went, she got changed into a pair of, yellow, skinny jeans. “Oh, did you bring this home Millie?” Millie's mother – Flora - asked. Flora picked up the heavy, speckled egg. “Erm...Yes?” Millie said hastily. Flora looked at her disapprovingly. Millie picked up the egg and raced out the door.

It was a dark night and the icy wind was blowing furiously. Suddenly, the egg started to shake and the tip of a tail popped out. At that moment Millie, and the egg, reached the shop. “Golden-syrup, lettuce,” Millie said to herself. She got them, paid, and then rushed out the shop. The egg started to shake again and a bluey-green, baby dragon popped out. “OH MY WORD!” Millie whispered with wide eyes, “What will mum say?” Millie walked around the town until she found ‘Alderley-Edge.’ The skeleton trees, broken streetlights and howling wind gave ‘Alderley-Edge’ a spooky feel. “We better go home Cadellin” Millie said to the dragon.

“Millie is that you?” Flora asked as Millie walked through the door. Millicent raced up the stairs and went straight to bed hugging Cadellin. When Millicent woke up she found that the dragon had escaped and all the food – that she had bought the night before – with it. Millie searched all day and night but she couldn’t find him. The next day there was a note lying on Millie’s beside table, it read;

‘Sorry, but I had to take Cadellin back. Overnight he grew into a full-size, night-loving, sun-loathing dragon. It must have been something he ate. Yet again I am truly sorry.

Ethor’

“Oh well, it was nice when I had him.” Millie said in a sigh. After the event-full few days, Millie never saw the world in the same way again.


Submitted: February 19, 2012

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XPhobe

Please tell me if it's good or not for a 11 year old because my little sister wants to enter it in a 500 words competion. Thanks XPhobe ^-^

Sun, February 19th, 2012 11:50am

Luna Hades

I love it! It was an amazing read!

Tue, February 21st, 2012 6:10am

XPhobe

thanks so much - BellaSwan (Xphobe's little sister)

Sat, February 25th, 2012 3:07pm

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