“Whoa… its okay, it’s okay… slow down…” I said in a soft voice, making a soothing motion with my hands.
The Giant Orange Flying Squid eventually calmed down. I could hear the astonished and frightened gasps of the people below me.
“Now, who’s a good boy?” the squid got happy, and his eye looked like it was smiling. But as soon as he caught sight of the strange human that had punched him in the eye, he got mad again.
“Hey, hey! It’s okay… right here! Look at me! I’ll take care of him, okay? You go home. Now. Okay?” he looked at me with his big, round eye suspiciously. “I promise.” I added. He flew away, back to our home planet, Draglio, which is just outside of this solar-system.
As soon as Mango was out of sight, I turned around to the people. “Don’t worry; we aren’t here to hurt you. Mango was just mad and upset that his new master was treating him badly, and he needed some planet to take it out on. Is everyone here okay?” I landed back down, and noticed the strange boy that had hit Mango in the eye, trying to protect the planet. He was sitting up, staring at me. I probably looked really strange to him, Green dragon wings on my back and all. I noticed that none of the inhabitants had wings, and so far they probably couldn’t shape-shift, either.
I jumped up and glided over. “Are you okay?” I asked the boy as I landed next to him, and helped him up. “Yeah, fine… what… are you?” he asked me, inspecting me from head to toe.
“I’m a Dragonett Hybrid. What are you? You look like an Earth boy to me.” I replied, doing the same.
“I’m a robot.” He replied, simple as day.
But it wasn’t that simple to me. “What in Draglio is a robot? I’ve never heard of such a thing.”
“Uh…” obviously, he needed some help. Another human (probably his dad, I thought), came over and explained. “Ohh… okay. That’s kind of mean to this planet though, isn’t it?” I asked his father, folding my dragon wings against my back.
“Yeah…” he looked down, obviously guilty.
“Hey, don’t wor-”
“You haven’t seen the surface yet.” The robot boy was now standing up.
I paused, and turned to him. “I don’t know if I want to, if you say it like that.” I stopped talking for a moment. “Well, I’ve got to get back to my home planet… see ya, I guess.”
“Wait!” Just as I was about to take off, there was a voice behind me. I turned around. “What?” there was the father again? “If you know so much about nature, will you help our planet?”
I blinked. “Sorry, but you’ll have to figure it out for yourself.” I tried to take off again, but again, he kept me here.
“What now?! I need to go, if you can’t see. Please let me go. I need to take care of my own planet. I have to help my mother. I don’t want to have to hurt you.” I looked at him with pleading eyes. If he didn’t let me go, I would have to shape shift into my dragon form, and that would not be pretty.
“You have to help us. I don’t want to have to hurt you.”
“Fine. You want to be that way? Go ahead.”
I roared as I turned into my dragon form. I was still fairly young, so I wasn’t huge, but just enough to be intimidating.
“Dad!” the robot boy just barely saved his father from a blast of smoke and ash by pushing him aside.
I roared loudly, and turned into a puff of smoke, while slowly moving up.
“We need help.” The father got out a phone, and a bunch of machines came to attack. I looked behind me, and turned into my normal dragon form so I could go faster.
Dodging bullets, I flew towards the sky. I wasn’t dodging enough, though. I got hit in the leg and wing, and my flying pattern was destroyed.
I roared, which eventually turned into a heartfelt, terrified scream.
I had turned into my Dragonett Hybrid form.
I fell back to the earth, and fell unconscious from the impact.