This story was based on a dream I had, I don't know if this will be continued, but enjoy.
Bys eyes the enemy before him, wings extended and sword at the ready, standing his ground upon the barren rocky earth under looking the shadow of a volcano. Towering high above him at a mountainous size is his opposition; A being of pure corruption known as Spade within the body of Valcon, Titan of destruction. With one powerful blow of blinding elemental fury the Titan falls, metal ripped like ribbons from his body, collapsing in on its self, and I wake up. Another Normal person, on another normal day, with another normal life, but with big dreams... my name is Aaron, my mind races constantly over the life and adventures of Bys the Elemental Guardian, a character I came up with a few years ago and plan to one day make him as known as heroes like Batman or Spiderman, but for now I don't have the resources or money to make my own animated series, so for now he lives in my mind, and the pictures I share for others to see, hoping they'll like it, and want more.
I get up; eat breakfast, that whole deal and it's off to my high school. I'm a pretty good student, A's B's, a C every so often, my teachers like me, I say hello whenever I come in and wish them a good day afterwards. Then there are the students, the halls are loud and overcrowded, and then there are some people who are just plain ignorant, with no desire to learn, and think they are the center of attention, that once they get out everything will just go their way. These kind of people used to pick on me allot, mostly cause I openly stated in elementary school that I thought I saw a dragon, but it may've been just a crane. Now they seem to have finally forgotten and they're pretty much just loud, obnoxious, and annoying, often they make me wish I had some duct-tape. Now enough background information, let's get to where things start to get interesting.
5th period-Chemistry: Today is a lab day, it started out fine, until someone in another group started messing around and turned their boneset burner up too high and caused their flask to burst from the pressure. A piece of glass flew over to my table breaking our flask, and the friction was enough to set the acid inside on fire. The moment I saw the ballistic shard impact our flask, I pushed my friend out of the way, but I was too slow. When the explosion went off, it critically burned the flesh on the left half of my face, part of my arm, and my upper back. The teachers told everyone to stand back and got the fire-blanket to smother the flames and carried me out of there. I was sent right to the Emergency room, the burns were excruciatingly painful at first but it only really damaged my skin, and I was home by sundown though the scars stuck with me. I could barely see out my left eye or hear through my left ear but through my right eye I could clearly see the mutilation done to my face, it no longer seemed to be my own and I knew that whoever saw me now I'd be treated differently like someone with a disability or a deformation, get silent whenever I enter a room, can't look me in the eyes, and whisper behind my back.
The next couple days I was able to take it easy, considering it was the weekend but I was worried of what was to come on Monday, how people would see me now, for a long time in a while I was scared like an animal in a cage, unable to escape whatever doom would come upon me.
That night it was hard to sleep but eventually I drifted off and had another dream about Bys, like the one I had the night before of Bys facing Valcon, but this time I was watching from first person through Bys's eyes, I could even feel Bys's body, his long tail, his powerful wings, every point on the tip of every scale. I could feel all of his senses at once and understand them; see the heat of the volcano, fell the patterns in the air, smell chemicals and identify them instantly, I had a whole spherical mile of radar, and I could even feel his powers inside me, and I was ready to burst. It felt like a neutron bomb was being compressed inside me but it wasn't painful, it actually felt good, really, really good, and the best part was I could control it. In that moment I was Bys, I knew his past, his thoughts, his emotions, and in unison we releases an elemental fury like we never had before. The power of it was so incredible that I had to cover my eyes from the white hot light, and then… I woke up once again, heart pounding, and breathing heavily.
The day went by very slowly, and I wasn't feeling well at all, my head was pounding and I couldn't get my mind off that dream; it just seemed too real, too vivid, like I was actually Bys. So I went online to a dream analysis website, and searched 'Dragon' as the primary symbol of my dream. It told me that if it's a Chinese dragon, that represents good fortune to come, and if I am a dragon breathing fire, it means I'm using my anger to get my way…nothing very helpful. Bys does have some Lung Dragon in his family tree, but he's more of a common Draco, and I wasn't using my powers to get my way, I couldn't feel a single ounce of greed in Bys's heart, he was using his powers to protect those he cares about. Perhaps it means something good is coming, and when it does, I'll have to use it to protect the people that I love? Who knows?
That night my headache only got worst but now I was sweating. "Are you alright honey?" my mother asks me as I have trouble keeping my balance, lugging myself around like a zombie but for some reason I forget to respond. "Aaron, your mother asked you, are you alright?" Joe (my mom's boy friend) calls, I quickly wake up from my haze and reply "N…not really…err…" I take a look at myself in a mirror on the wall "I feel like there's a neutron bomb compressing in my chest" I reply softly, in my dream it felt so exhilarating, but now, my body can't seem to handle it. I see my flesh begin to lightly glow a golden yellow then suddenly my legs give out and I collapse to the ground. My mother and brothers jump up to see if I'm alright, but stop in front of me, as my body is engulfed in a radiant white and gold light burning like fire, then everything goes dark.
I start to come through, everything seems so different. I've been moved from the floor to the couch now lying on top of my clothes in a bundle, and underneath what feels like a very soft blanket. What seems stranger is I'm sure I'm awake this time, but it feels almost exactly like my dream every scene, every body part. I open my eyes to see my brothers, mom, and Joe staring down at me in bewilderment, until one of my brothers breaks the silence "I think he's awake" "Aaron…ca-can you hear me?" my mother says I give her a slight nod. I lift one hand out from under me and hold it in front of my face, to my amazement I stare not at a hand at all but a 4 toed talon like that of an eagle, with golden shark-like scales and bands of 4 crimson rings around my forearm. At that moment I instantly realize what or better yet who I am, it's literally a dream come true, I now have the body of Bys! I slowly stood up and found that what I thought was a blanket at first lifted with me, I turned my to see it wasn't a blanket at all but a pair of small wings folded against my body and coated in soft little golden downy feathers. It's evident to me that I'm obviously not a full grown dragon like in my dream but more like Bys as a hatchling, It seems odd to think only a moment ago I was an adolescence and now I have the body of a newly hatched dragon chick. Technically I'm still 16 and I still have all my knowledge and memories, yet now as a dragon my thoughts are far more clear and I understand things that I didn't before.
"OH MY GOSH THIS IS SO AWESOME!" I announce breaking the awkward silence, I start jumping around the room exploring every surface from a new prospective. I stop for a sec and sit down on the arm of the sofa "I'm still going to school tomorrow right?" "Whoa Aaron, don't you think if people see you like this…you know…" says my brother. "Well what do you expect me to do I can't just stay here forever; people will begin to wonder where I am. Besides the sooner they get used to the new me the better right?" "Alright, but how the heck are you gonna care that 10 ton bag of yours now?" he replies. I think for a sec… 'I can't carry it my bag myself, all that weight on my new little body would crush me…but perhaps if I have Bys's DNA, maybe I also have his powers!' I start to focus on a large cluster of rocks underground and imagine a humanoid shape. As I focus, I can hear the voices of my elements in my mind, originally these voices resisted Bys, but I have felt his struggles and his victories, I know I must be one with my powers, and they will be one with me. Gradually the rocks rise to the surface and the higher they rise the more I can feel my powers respond to me, and gradually adapt to me, giving me a somewhat control of them. Then before my eyes a 10ft tall man of solid stone rises out of the ground and walks up to the door. Behind him the dirt from his hole refills the ground until the hole is just a dent in the earth. He opens the door and walks in, standing in the middle of the living room, and stands their awaiting orders. Nobody can believe what just happened, but now nothing is really too surprising anymore. I climb up to his head and carve the Hebrew symbol for life on his forehead, just like in the folktale of the Golem and as expected I no longer need to focus to keep him in motion now that he's been animated with life 'Thank you Meraria' I think to myself, for now I guess I'll just call him Tom.
Yes Tom, now get out of here, you're not in this story.
Next thing on my list of things to do now that I'm a dragon, I have my mother take a picture of me and Tom and I post it on Deviantart, titled "The new me", and in the description I summarize my transformation, except I add Ninjas, cause everything is better with Ninjas!!!
I soon find that similar transformations have also occurred to several of my friends and hundreds of other people around the world, the beginnings of a new dragon population!
(Tell me what you think so far, and feel free to make your own response story off of this of you're own Dragon Avatar transformation!)