Ghostrider-Chapter One: Nightmares

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Chapter One


          Waves splashed gently against the barnacle-encrusted hull of the ship. The soft white foam that crested them reminded me of the fluffy clouds above, and I smiled. I reached out, gently skimming their tops.

          In the distance rose the isles of some island. I felt I knew them; the very sweep and rise of them were stunningly familiar. But where?

          “What a lovely view.”

          I whirled to see the woman standing behind me. Stunningly beautiful with chocolate-brown hair tumbling over her shoulder in a braid and eyes the color of amethysts. She was achingly familiar, even more so than the island, and I knew who she was.


          The word was cold. But deep inside I was sobbing. I wanted to run to her, fling my arms around her, and hug her close. But I knew I couldn’t. She would laugh at me. She always told me I was too weak.

          She was muscular and fit and dressed in the vibrant ruby tunic and leggings of a Dragon Hunter. A black leather mask was pulled over the bottom half of her face, two thin straps holding it in place. Most thought it was to hide her identity, but I knew this wasn’t the case. Only my father and I knew of the three long scars slashing across her chin, twisting her smiles so that they always looked like a cruel grimace, disfiguring her face.

          Asta moved to stand beside me, leaning against the rail. She reached down, scooping up a handful of the ocean’s water in her black-gloved palm, swishing it around.

          “I haven’t seen you in a while.”

          Her voice was low and clear, just as I remembered and it took all of my willpower to keep from looking at her.

          “For a reason,” I murmured angrily. “Besides, you’re not real. You’re just my imagination, my wishful thinking.”

          “Maybe,” she said, shrugging. “But I am more real now than I ever was. Now that I’m with you.”

          I turned away angrily, ignoring her and instead, looking up at the island. And gasped.

          It was no longer sunny out. Thick black clouds were sprawled across the horizon, blotting out the sun. The wind picked up, and the waves splashed roughly against the boat, rocking us forcefully. I gasped, lurching. But worst of all was dead ahead.

          The whole isle was being swallowed by the blackness. I knew I had to stop it. I jumped into the water, trying to swim, but I couldn’t seem to move. I pushed forwards, desperately.

          “No!” I screamed, biting my tongue. I tasted the salty, metallic taste of blood. Choking, I spit it out.

          I whirled. I needed to get back to the boat. Asta was still leaning on the rail of the boat, smiling sardonically.

          “Mother!” I screamed, swimming towards her. I had almost reached her, but my strength failed. “Help me!”

          She smiled, pulling back. “No, you must drown.”

          She walked away, looking back once at me, and her mask was gone. She smiled her twisted smile, and my heart stopped. And I slipped beneath the ocean’s waves, my cries for her still ringing in my ears.


          I sat bolt-upright in bed, my heart pounding a million miles an hour. Closing my eyes, I whispered reassuringly to myself.

          “Just a dream. Just a dream.”

          My tongue hurt and felt swollen, and I realized that I had bit it. Grimacing, I prodded it gently, wincing even more.

          It was still dark out; dawn had not yet come, and I was unwilling to go back to sleep. Standing, I tossed aside the blanket I’d been clutching about me, shivering in the morning chill.

          I pulled on a dark-grey and green shirt and a pair of black leggings beneath a hauberk. Tugging on my boots, I stepped outside. As predicted, no one else was up. Berk looked strangely unfamiliar in the dark light, decorated for Dread Fall. Jack-o-lanterns were dotted everywhere, and spiders and cobwebs were draped over every house. This would be my first Dread Fall in Berk. It had already been almost a year since I had fled.

          I closed my eyes, breathing deeply. “Don’t think about her,” I whispered.

          Despite running away, I still loved my father and mother more than I could possibly love another human being. But I couldn’t listen to them.

          I was no friend of dragons, but them attacking and killing people as well drew the line for me. This was not the kind of person I wanted to be.

          Pausing and taking a deep breath, I broke into a run, sprinting around Berk. My heart pounded painfully against my chest, my breath came too quick, my legs ached. And I loved every second of it.

          One could say that my true gift was running. I was faster than anyone I knew and able to hold the pace for a while. Most people asked me how I could not want a dragon; the freedom of being up in the sky defying gravity. But why would I ever want that?

          I had explained to them how I had been attacked by frenzied, mal-treated dragons multiple times. And how they had almost eaten me. The one thing I hadn’t told them was that I was scared of heights.

          It was my biggest fear. And it definitely put riding dragons out of the picture.

          I came to a halt before the Great Hall, panting but smiling happily.

          “You’re up early.”

          I whirled to see Yen walking up the steps towards me. Her hazel eyes were almost yellow and shone through clearly in the dark light, and her long hair was black, just like mine.

          Yen was a good friend of mine…though cuddly as a wild Nightmare. Sarcasm and irony were her biggest weapons, but a stauncher more generous friend there never was. Just make sure you don’t get on her bad side in a sword fight. Only me and a select few knew that she coated her swords in poison.

          “I couldn’t sleep.” I shrugged noncommittally, sitting down on the Great Hall steps. Yen slowly took a seat beside me, glancing over.


          I nodded, biting my lip. “As usual. I haven’t got a good night’s sleep in the past…week!”

          Yen smirked. “I could always whip you up a potion. Make you some distilled valerian…”

          “No, Yen,” I said, shaking my head. “I’ve talked this over with you a million times. I am not letting myself be drugged!” Yen rolled her eyes, but she was smiling.

          “Want to go for a ride?”

          I paused. Yen had talked me into going on a ride with her once. And I had sorely regretted it. Now, she seemed to think I would want to go on another. Unbidden, a memory came up of me, clutching at a Snaptrapper’s neck as I dangled above space.

          “No!” I said, with slightly more vehemence than I meant. “Let’s…jus stay on the ground.”

          Yen shrugged.

          “Well, I was going to go out gathering herbs if you want to come. We can walk, if you want, not fly,” she added, seeing the retort forming on my lips.

          I hesitated.

          “We’re going to the Ever Glade.”

          I was won over. “Alright. Just let me grab my helmet and shield.” Despite not being able to fight with weapons, mostly because I was too weak to lift them, I could still use some protection, so Hiccup had graciously made me a shield, coated in Gronckle Iron.

          At my request, he had inlaid the Dragon Hunter’s crest in red. Most people thought it strange, but somehow it made me feel as if I was still tied to home.

          The Ever Glade was a place that Yen, Ally, and I had all discovered. Ally, or Allysa Kay as she was better known, was my other close friend. Everyone on Berk knew me as “that girl”, the one who had escaped from the Dragon Hunters and changed sides, but I knew only a few people.

          The Ever Glade was only a little ways away from Berk on a mostly deserted island. In the fall, it was especially beautiful. Tall, stately trees bordered the clearing, their leaves resplendent in shades of ochre and ruby. A trickling stream ran through the glade, and herbs grew in plenty.

          For Yen was something of a healer, but she did not only experiment with cures and remedies but also with poisons. I only found this mildly strange, though I did extract a promise from her, when we first met, to not use any on me.

          Pausing by my house, I grabbed my bronze helmet, beautifully decorated with carvings and with two bronze wings sweeping back and up from the temples. Slinging my shield on my back, I turned to Yen.

          “Let’s go!”

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Great first chapter, Fry! It's well paced, not too much for the beginning of a story yet enough to grab a reader's interest. You do a wonderful job of introducing your main character; I know I can't wait to find out more about Val! Wonderful start, my friend :)


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I completely agree with Ally :)
It wasn't too overwhelming with lots of info and yet it was perfect for a starting chapter... Definitely caught my interest :)

You did a great job on the first chapter can't wait for the next one :3






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Yen growled in frustration as she threw her map on the ground. She had been searching g Icestorm Island for three days now, searching for a groncicles. She rubbed her temples to calm down and sat on one of the icy rocks near the entrance of the ice tunnel caves.

“Why do all the dragons hate me so much? “C’mon Yen, go tame a Nadder, it will be fun” She said mimicking Hiccup’s words as she pulled out a Nadder spike from her old wooden shield. The dragon just attacked her on sight. Next she tried a Nightmare…. Yup she still owed Fishlegs a new copy of the book of dragons, after the Nightmare attacked her and turned the old one into ashes. Now had spent days on the only island in the whole archipelago that she hated, searching for a dragon that simply disappeared after she land foot on the island. It was like if all the dragons knew about her past… Yup she was a dragon hunter, but she couldn’t stand it when she had to kill a dragon, capturing one wasn’t the problem, but when Viggo gave her the task of killing one and skinning it… It was too much. Lucky for her they were on Auction Island and she managed to escape the ship the same day, by hiding in another ship’s storage room until it reached another Island and she traveled with trader Johan to Berk.

But back to the present…

Yen snapped out of her thought as she heard footsteps nearby, it was like if someone was running. She quickly gripped the handle of her sword and dodged the axe that was thrown at her. She rolled on the ground and was quickly back on her feet, her sword already drawn.

“Gardar? Why am I not surprised?” She said, rolling her eyes at the familiar dragon hunter.

The white haired man, simply smirked as he charged at her again, she dodged again and swung her sword at him, only to have him block her attack. She kept her sword to his axe refusing to back up.

“Good to see you to, Yen. I’m always glad to see an old ‘friend’” He said sarcastically and with one swift move he sent her sword on the ground.  The sword stood straight up as the blade buried itself in the icy ground.

Gardar swung his axe at the girl again, but she dodged and rolled to were her sword was. Yen pulled out her sword and this time charged at him instead of dodging. She was much faster than him, but Gardar knew her better than anyone else, he knew how she fought and this move didn’t surprise him one bit.

He moved to the side, dodging her attack and pinned her with all his force to one of the cave walls near them. She dropped her weapon from the sudden move and Gardar pinned both her wrists above her head, preventing her from escaping. Yen tried to kick him and break free, but it was no use. Gardar was much stronger than her.

“Sorry that it had to be this way…” He said and he sounded like if he really meant it. Yen didn’t get what he meant by this at first, she didn’t even had time to react when he pulled out a rag cloth and pressed it to her face. Within seconds everything became black…

When she opened her eyes, her head hurt and her vision was very blurry at first.

There was someone talking to her and a silhouette in front of her, but she couldn’t make out what they were saying or who they were. After her vison cleared up she recognized the figure as Gardar.

“Rise and shine sleeping beauty” He said mockingly and Yen groaned in pain as she turned her head to him. She was chained to the celling of a cavern.

“Where am I?” She said with a serious expression, with no fear in her voice.

“That’s not important now. Viggo told us to get whatever information we can from you about the Berkians” He explained.

Yen’s face fell to the ground as she sighed.

“Why are you doing this to me Gardar?” She asked her voice full of sorrow.

“I had no choice, it brings me no joy to see you like this, believe me. I never wanted to hurt you. We could have ruled together… we were the best hunters after Viggo and Ryker.” He said with a frown on his face.

“But I made my choice” Yen said not even daring to look in his eyes. She never wanted to leave him…All this years he had been there for here, everything she knew she knew it from him. Even though he was a bit older than here he always treated her as equal. Their friendship soon turned to something more…but they never got the chance to continue their relationship after she left the hunters.

“You choose the live of a traitor instead of staying with me?” Gardar said his voice much lower than the usual.

“I’m a lot of things Gardar, but a traitor is not one of them. Yes, I left the hunters, but I didn’t told nothing about them to the Berkians, and I never will. And I didn’t choose them instead of you. I choose to do the right thing. And staying here and killing dragons was not the right thing to do-“Yen started, but he interrupted her.

“I’ve seen you on the battlefield Yen, and killing was never a problem for you.”

“Yes, but on the battlefield it’s either me or the enemy. Here it was me against a defenseless chained dragon. There’s no honor in killing a dragon that’s chained to a wall and is starving. Gardar, I know what you think about dragons… I thought the same thing, but… It’s a lie Gardar. All of it. Dragons are not evil, they feel no need to kill. The ones that destroyed your home… They were just defending themselves, because we destroyed their nests. You can’t blame them for that. You know I’m right. Please, it’s still not too late to do the right thing…Come with me, and leave all of this behind. Please, I lost you once… I don’t one to lose you twice.” Yen said this time looking straight in his eyes, a single tear streaming down her face.

Gardar didn’t answer. It was a good sign, he was actually considering her offer. Yen knew that he was good at heart, and she hoped that he’d listen to her. She examined the room that she was locked in and noticed a magnificent dragon chained in the other corner. It was unlike any other she had seen. And it did looked more than just a normal dragon, he looked like an albino. Even though it was chained it didn’t looked one bit like the other dragons that she had captured before, instead of cowering it stood up proudly and still continued to scratch its chain in his tries to get it off. His neck had a lot of scars and it was clear that he was also in the room for the same reason as her… to be broken. She snapped out of her trance as another man walked in the room. She recognized him as Alexius, in her eyes he was nothing but a coward, working as an interrogator to save his hide from fighting a dragon. He was always a coward and even if she was the one chained to the wall, Yen had no intentions of giving him the pleasure of seeing her be afraid.

“Well, well. What have we here?” Alexius asked a smug grin on his face.

Yen gave him a disgusted look and kept her chin up, looking her gaze with his.
“Do whatever you want, Alexius. I have no reason to fear someone like you… Once a coward, always a coward. Even here and now, with me chained to the wall and you being the one to hold a knife to my throat, I can still see the fear in your eyes. Hear your voice shaking as you try to play it cool, but we both know the truth don’t we” Yen said returning his smirk.

“We’ll see about this very soon…Won’t we?”

Gardar turned to the man, a serious look on his face as he walked towards him and pulled the helm of his shirt.

“If a single hair falls from her head, I swear, you’ll wish that the dragon laid its claws on you before I did” He said quietly through gritted teeth to the man as he left the room. Alexius gulped and nodded.

After a few hours of basically talking with Yen in circles, he got nothing. No matter how he tried to make her talk, no matter if there was a knife to her neck, Yen didn’t told him anything. He was wondering if he should torture her, but Gardar’s threat was not to be taken lightly. He knew what the man was capable of and getting him furious was not helping. He growled in frustration and pulled out his sharpest knife, holding it just next to Yen’s throat.

“You will break!” He said through gritted teeth, anger burning in his eyes.

“I will hidefirst” Yen answered spitting in his face. The man pulled back in surprise with a disgusted look on his face. All this time the albino dragon watched the human girl. He had to admit she was impressive. No matter what the man threatened her with she didn’t betray her friends. She reminded him of himself. Loyal to the end, perhaps the human was different than the others that he had seen before after all. The dragon noticed the girl motioning him where her sword stood with a tilt of her head. He turned his gaze to it and noticed that the sword was displayed on the wall near him, with the scarp end sticking out of the wooden board it was hanged on. He quickly connected the dots and realized that this might be his only chance to escape. The only thing that really kept him locked up was the muzzle on his mouth, it was preventing him from using his hot flame to melt the chains. He quicly jumped up and cut the muzzle with the sword. After he felt it fall to the ground he quickly freed himself from the chain.

“What the…?!” But before Alexius could even finish his sentence let alone draw his axe, Yen had him knocked out with a kick in the head. Her legs were not chained so why not use them. The dragon turned his gaze to her, he slowly approached the girl. Yen closed her eyes in fear of what might happen. All her encounters with dragons so far didn’t go well. She waited for the pain, but it never came. Instead she felt a soft snout against her cheek. She opened one eye only to see the dragon nuzzling its snout in her cheek. When it pulled back it carefully blasted the chain that kept her hanging from the wall. She fell on the ground with a quiet thud. As she dusted herself she expected the dragon to be already long gone, but instead it waited for her patiently with a calm and friendly look on its face. She finaly realized why when the dragon motioned her to mount up. She smiled widely as she hopped on its back. The dragon blasted the bars on one of the holes in the walls that was used like a window and flew off as fast as it could. Yen was amazed by the creature, all it did was something that she never expected to see from a dragon. Before they left the island she turned her gaze back to it.

“Well meet again, my old friend” She murmured quietly as she turned her gaze forward again. The dragon sensed her sadness and made a low rumble to catch her attention. Yen barely had time to react when he dove down and was now flying just above the water. She smiled in awe and touched the surface of the sea. She never expected that flying was such a magnificent gift, the dragon was more than just noble to share such a gift with her. She hugged the dragon’s neck and thanked him. He simply purred and relaxed into the hug. From this day forward Albino never left Yen’s side… She didn’t mind him, whenever he was with her she felt safe and loved, that was all she could ever ask from her dragon and in return she did the same… 





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