|Chapter 10 ~ We Have Dragons|
Angela and Little Kitty join the new owner of The Water Works, the elders of Elder, SpaceDog, Fontana, Ruu and CeFuu with news that the egg containing Istanna is about to hatch with another egg inside, a twin of Istanna.
[SpaceDog] "You believe in magic right, but do you believe in sorcery?"
[Angela] "We have two dragons about to hatch!"
[SpaceDog] "Dragons? Two? How?"
[SpaceDog] "How do you know there are 2 dragons?"
[Angela] "See what I mean? When there are too many unicorn tears in the shell, a dragon can half its soul and produce a sibling. We will not know if it's male or female until they break out."
[Jean Vanadis] "I can't believe she split her soul. I take it there are two hearts beating?"
[SpaceDog] "Istanna, is that you?"
[Panda Kitti] "His name is Tanna... and he knows who most of us are. He has some of Istanna's memory and remembers her past lives."
[Jean Vanadis] "How can that be? Brother? Any ideas?"
[SpaceDog] "This is all new to me. In the past, Istanna awakened with only a very small part of her memory, would fall asleep, wake up a few arns later doubled in size with her memory intact except for the rebirth."
[Angela] "... and the dragons soul is split in two, each half remembering the life of the original in it's entirety with only a small gap in memory missing from the original dragon. The second dragon remembers everything including the rebirth and becomes much wiser, but not as strong as the original. SpaceDog, how many unicorn tears did you collect from Shadowfax? It says too much magic in the tears can cause a split in the soul of a dragon."
[SpaceDog] "6 or more, I'm not sure. I was not counting and I have not seen Shadowfax this emotional for 1200 cycles. Keep reading."
[Angela] "The 2 dragons must be separated at birth because they will either bond or become bitter enemies thinking that the memory is theirs and theirs alone. If the twins are not identical, or male and female, the dragon offspring, not of the original sex, will have an identity crisis and become violent and disoriented unless..."
[Angela] "The page is blank!"
[Angela] "It's still blank. I can't see anything."
[SpaceDog] "I see writing but I can't read it. Jean, can you see or read this?"
[SpaceDog] "Fontana, is Shadowfax in the stable or do you know where he may be?"
[Fontana] "I will look. Dogs, can you help me find and seek out Shadowfax?"
[SpaceDog] "LeeZee, I need you to do something you may not like. Can you use your powers to wipe Tanna's memory or at least stabilize him so he has no memory of his sister?"
[LeeZee] "No. I can't do that!"
[ Gax ] "But I can... How much memory do you want me to wipe? I can wipe all except the encounter with Kitti when it looked like he bonded to her."
[SpaceDog] "I think that's acceptable. We will be going to Asgard with Thor. Give the necklace to Odin and present him with Tanna as a gift, the first newly born Dragon in ages who he can train in the ways of magic, chivalry and protector of Asgard."
[SpaceDog telepath] 'Change of plans. Recall everyone to main dining room. If you find Shadowfax along the way, bring him too.'
[Trixie telepath] 'Yes commander.'
[Tanna thinking] '... magic... What is magic?'
Leaving the Village
[Group Chant] "First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is..."
[Sidrat] "Welcome back strangers! Or are we all family now? Thor, is that you? Where did you find a family of dark elves and another dragon? Welcome aboard everyone!"
[ Thor ] "So this place has the same number of doors as the royal palace on Asgard?"
[Lady Robin] "As a matter of fact, I believe both have 540 doors and 2 large inside swimming pools. It feels like home sometimes."
[Lady Robin] "However, this place is smaller on the outside than on the inside."
[SpaceDog] "Sidrat, open the portal to Asgard palace now."
[Sidrat] "As you wish, Commander SpaceDog. May I point out that portal was set up over an arn ago and there are Gods outside the primary event-horizon including Odin. The portal is on the back wall of the throne room. Hope you don't mind."
[SpaceDog] "Sidrat. You still amaze me sometimes knowing what I want before I want it. You even think like a Vanir. Thor, your father is waiting outside that door."
Asgard Throne Room
[King Odin] "Star Lord SpaceDog. Did you retrieve what I sent you after?"
[SpaceDog] "No sire, I got more then what you sent me after."
[King Odin] "Explain yourself. Why did you park this contraption in my throne room?"
[SpaceDog] "Dragons sire. I wanted to explain my actions right away."
[King Odin] "Stand up straight you Buffoon. I command you to relinquish the necklace."
[SpaceDog] "Sire? That's the second time I've heard the word Buffoon in the last 2 days."
[King Odin] "Well done Star Lord. You know this belongs around my wife's neck. Who is this human? Why have there been 2 humans in my palace in such a short time? Thor? SpaceDog?"
[ Thor ] "Love!"
[SpaceDog] "Witness and companionship!"
[King Odin] "And why is there a succubus and a, what are you? You look like a panda that's turning into a cat... SpaceDog, where do you find such divine creatures?"
[SpaceDog] "Odin, king of Asgard, may I present to you Lady Robin. Yes, she is a human but she has this unique ability to remember everything in minute detail. This is Captain Lindsey Smith, also known as LeeZee and she is my godchild. She is a succubus, but her powers have only recently woken and she is not in the class of dark Fay. She was very helpful obtaining the necklace and last is Panda Kitti. We gave her that name after she found a Cat alien mater organizer she currently wares around her neck and turned herself into a cat. Kind of cute, don't you think? Sidrat found all 3 on Midgard. The male dragon is Tanna."
[King Odin] "Who and where is this Sidrat?"
[SpaceDog] "Well that's a long story but the short story is, Sidrat is the Artificial Intelligence that controls the Quantum Entanglement Time Ship or Portable Rainbow Bridge you call my contraption. And, there is one more part of this story I hope you will accept, that you may or may not know anything about."
[King Odin] "Go on."
[SpaceDog] "Inside the necklace is a hidden chamber that contained a Morris Stone, a small piece of an infinity stone but less powerful. That was the reason why the necklace was stolen in the first place. I hope you will let me keep the stone if you accept a unique gift in return."
[King Odin] "I'm listening but not sure if I'm going to like this. Go on."
[SpaceDog] "You remember the Air Goddess Dragoness of Alfheim, Istanna? This is Istanna since she was reborn and still only days old. She hatched with a twin brother. Normally when a dragon egg splits, both carry the same memory, but when they split as opposite sex, there is conflict and they try to destroy each other out of jealousy fighting for that memory. So, I had Tanna's memory wiped and he will remember almost nothing of his sibling. If you accept the magic dragon, Tanna, as a gift in exchange for the Morris Stone, he can be trained in the ways of magic, chivalry and even help Heimdallr guard the Bifrost."
[King Odin] "Can I keep the cat as well? Tanna seems to like your kitty."
[SpaceDog] "You realize she is a human in cat form and will only live a hundred cycles. But a dragon needs someone who is immortal and help as a guardian angel when needed to regenerate 600 cycles from now. Istanna is bonded to a unicorn named Shadowfax and I am their guardian angel. However, Tanna has neither and will need both a guardian angel and a magical creature to exchange power at the right time. Will you be able to find both for him?"
[King Odin] "Done deal. I have both already. Heimdallr will be his guardian angel and I have something else in mind for the magical creature. You can keep the cat and the piece of infinity stone until you can't handle it. Then you will return it to me willingly. I'm hungry. Lets have some food."
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