The Winter Rider: chapter Seven: A turn toward the worst

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Yay, i had time to write some more! :D

I hope you all enjoy chapter seven, A turn toward the worst!

And here are the other chapters in case you haven't read them:

(NOTE:  This chapter might contain some parts that are too intense for younger users.  I'm not sure if this is really quote "scary" but if you are younger, please read with caution & remember that this is just a book & NO ONE DIES.  Thank you :D)



"Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end."

~Quote from A. J. Lawless






Life is gray & dull, & all i see is dark,

stay by my side & i'll be there no matter what,

though the snow falls faster, & the wind blows louder still,

i'll be there by you're side, to blow away the chill.

~Poem i made for Pearl & Snowdust 








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(Pearl by my Bff Frytha <3)                  (drawing of Snowdust by DatOneTrumpet)




Winter can be unforgiving

Hard, evil, and cold.

But if you stay with me,

I promise you'll never be alone.

~Poem by me for Pearl & Snowdust





Meet my Oc's!


Pearl Garmadon


Carl Henderson




Zane Blackhaule


Ida Barnes

Water Phoenix

Henry Mcnire


Robin Goodfellow



Other Oc's





 Zane Blackhaule X Shielle                            Pearl Garmadon X Carl Henderson

(Adorable ship pictures by the talented Tosilohi)


Snowdust X Blitz

(Picture of me, Snowdust, my friend, & her Snow Wraith, Blitz taken by me)


(By me XD)



Pearl looked inside & gasped.  Sitting there in plain view, was her father's map.  

Pearl took the yellowed paper in her hands &.  She scanned it, her grip shaking h .  This was it.  The key to finding the Winter Rider.

~Quote from my fanfic, The Winter Rider



I'm currently writing a fanfic called The Winter Rider.  Check it out >Here<

(Special thanks to Infinity12356 for the cover)


Short stories


               (By me)                    (By Navlyn Fury)







"It was vicious, relentless, and impossible to see in the white out. The Snow Wraith."

~Gobber translating Gothi's text


"This dragon has notoriously poor eyesight and uses thermal censors to locate its prey.

It camouflages itself in the snow because if it can't see you, it doesn't want you to see it!"

~Dragons: Rise of Berk





"Snow Wraiths have no known vulnerabilities, making them 

supremely formidable force to be rekoned with during battle."






(Mountain Sun by 1flower)



i have WAY to many adopted dragons to put in my siggy.  because of that,

i've posted all of them here:








Name: Deadpool

Species: Cyber Night Fury

Biotech: 72% Robot

Cyber Ability: Equipped with plasma educed claws that burns through

any material/Modified plasma blasts that act like explosive darts






Hackers, we are coming!












((By me))

If you believe in the real meaning  of the rainbow, put this in your siggy through the month of June!  #RememberTheRainbowReason!



And remember.....

(By Megaboltphoenix XD)





Good job, you made it to the end!  Snowdust says goodbye! :D

(Edited Snowdust gif by AlicornBrodie)


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Six hours went by.  By now everyone was nearly asleep.  Pearl kept nodding off, but Snowdust's spiny tail kept pricking her leg, keeping her awake the entire night.  It was nearly dawn.  The sun hadn't risen yet, but Pearl knew it was getting close.  She yawned & stretched.  Maybe the rider wasn't coming after all.  "Hey Carl."  Pearl shook his shoulder.  "Huh?"  He yawned & stretched.  "Did he show up yet?"  Pearl shook her head.  "No.  i don't think hes coming.  We should pack up & get back to Berk before everyone wakes up."  Carl nodded.  "Good idea.  I think everyone's still asleep, so i'll go wake them up."  He pushed himself to his feet, with much effort, then walked over to Robin.


Pearl started pulling the tarps off herself.  "How disapointing."  She thought.  "We went to all this trouble & he didn't even show up!"  She stopped when she heard Snowdust growling.  "Carl!"  She hissed.  She pulled the tarps back over her body.  "I think hes here!  Don't leave yet.  We might be able to catch him!"  Carl had waken everyone up by now.  "Ok."  he whispered.  "I think i can hear that sound too."  Pearl nodded.  She could hear it now too.  "Ok guys, get ready."  She pulled the tarp over her head to hide herself from view.  Now the rider wouldn't see her.  The only problem now is she wouldn't know what was going on.  She squeezed her gloved hands into fists & hoped her friends would be alright.


Soon she could feel the whipping of the wind against the tarp.  She pulled herself into a tighter ball to keep herself warm.  Then she heard shouting, & soon everything went quiet.  Pearl bit her lip to keep from calling out.  Were her friends ok?  What had happened?  Suddenly the cage lurched upward & flung her to one side, thorwing the tarps off her & flinging her against the side of the cage.  Snowdust roared in surprise, then turned toward Pearl, looking as frightened as a child.  Pearl straightened her helmet then stroked Snowdust's large horn.  "its ok girl, i'm right here.  as long as i live, i won't let anyone hurt you, understand?"  Snowdust whimpered once, then stuck her tounge out & bat her tail again the floor of the cage in excitment.


Pearl smiled.  "thats my girl.  Now lets go give that rider a lesson."  She crawled over the door of the cage, the wind & snow whipping all around her.  Pearl had designed a special handle inside the cage, allowing someone to open it from the inside.  It was completely hidden from view, so it looked just like a regular dragon hunter cage.  Pearl pulled the handle.  There was a barely audible click, then the door swung open.  Pearl grabbed the handles to Snowdust's saddle & swung herself up.  Pearl pat her side.  'ok Snowdust, this is the moment of truth.  On the count of three, one.............OFFFFH!"  Snowdust bawed, & shot out of the cage.


Pearl pulled on the saddle, steering her back torwards the cage.  "no girl, back torwards the cage!  The winter rider must be on that dragon!"  The two turned & flew back up to the cage.  Since Snowdust was a Snow Wraith, she was used to flying through snowstorms, hence they reached it in no time flat.  They swooped upward & Snowdust shot a blast of frost at the dragon.  "Yeah!"  Pearl whooped.  "go Snowdust!  We can...WHA!  Watch out!"  out of the haze the cage came flying at them.  The two dodged just in time, & the cage splashed into the ocean far below.  Snowdust recovered, but not before the dragon lunged at them, snapping its daggur sharp teeth.


Pearl screamed as it lunged at her, jaws gapping.  But she was quick.  As soon as the dragon missed, she took one of her daggurs & plunged it into the side of the dragon's neck.  The dragon lurched backward & let out an earpeircing shreek.  It gave Pearl enough time to look at the dragon.  She gasped when she realized what kind of dragon it was.  "A Snow Wraith!"  She gasped.  It indeed was a Snow Wraith.  it wasn't a regular one, but pure white, & it had a long collar hanging around its neck, with a bluish white crystal attached to it.  How had the rider mannaged to train a Snow Wriath?!?!?  Pearl diddn't have much more time to think.  The Snow Wraith shook its neck, dislodging the daggur.  It roared angerly, then lunged at them again.


Snowdust veered to the side, just in time for the Snow Wraith to go flying past.  Pearl stared at the dragon in shock.  Its back was EMPTY!  Where was the winter rider?  The Snow Wraith was coming back now, veering around & coming back for another attack.  She clutched Snowdust's saddle tighter.  "Girl, we need to outrun it.  It looks older then you, but i think we can lose it if we outsmart it.  Lets go that way!"  Pearl dug the heels of her boots into her side & whooped.  Snowdust bayed & flapped her white wings faster.  They were beginning to pick up speed.  Pearl looked back.  To the untrained eye, the Snow Wraith was invisible, but after years of looking for Snowdust when she got lost, Pearl could see anything through the snow. the Snow Wraith was just barely visible through the haze, getting closer & closer.


"ok girl, its time to try some of our tricks!  Lets lose him!"  Snowdust knew what that meant.  She began a variaty of manuvers, swerving to the side, suddenly dropping, & even shooting her frost behind her to slow the Snow Wriath down.  However, much to Pearl's dismay, the Snow Wraith was barely fazed by any of their tricks.  It kept getting closer & closer, its ice blue eyes wild & hungry with the thrill of the hunt.  Snowdust was beginning to slow now.  Her breath's came rapid & fast, & she whimpered with every beat of her wings.  Pearl squeezed the lip of the saddle tighter.  "Just a little farther Snowdust!  We have to....AAAAAAHHHHH!!!"  She shreeked.  A seastack suddenly loomed out of the swirling ice, dark & menacing.  "AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!"  She shreeked.  Snowdust beat her wings as hard as she could to stop.


They stopped just in the kick of time, avioding plunging straight to their doom.  Pearl looked back.  The Snow Wraith was closing in, coming faster & faster.  Torward the SEASTACK.  "Snowdust, UP!"  Pearl pulled Snowdust into a steep incline, just in time to avoid & crazied Snow Wraith.  The Snow Wraith let out a peircing shreek, then chrashed with a sickening thud into the side of the seastack.  It fell downward into the sea making a large splash.  Pearl's breath was coming hard & fast.  Her hair was wet & plastered against her face.  SNowdust was panting & losing altitude.  Pearl stopped to gather her thoughts.  -gasp- "Good job girl, you did it.  Lets -gasp- find somewhere to land so we can..."  Pearl wasn't able to finish.  


A shadow suddenly loomed above them.  Before Pearl had time to think, a figure swung downward & its feet struck Pearl's side.  Pearl screamed as she fell downward.  everything was a mass confusion of snow ice, roaring & wind.  Suddenly Pearl hit the sea with a bang.  Water filled her eyes, nose & mouth.  She tried to breath in, but water filled her lungs & she choked.  "No no no."  Was all she could think.  "Not water, not water, I can't swim!"  She waved her arms wildly, but the water slowed them down to slow motion.  Pearl didn't know what to do.  her eyes were already beginning to close.  "No."  Pearl thought weakly.  "I can't go yet, I can't leave everything behind!"  


She let out the last breath she had been holding.  The darkness was closing in.  "Its too late."  She thought.  "I hope everyone can get along without me."  A dark shadow suddenly crossed her vision & started dragging her upward to a ball of golden light. Pearl smiled weakly.  "At least i'll be waiting for everyone in Valhalla."  That was the last thing she thought before she sank back into eternal darkness.