Agatha the Dragon Maiden: I will not do what you said unless you free me from my shackles.
The assault of the Dragon Follower made a formidable impact on the wizards. They lost Ursula, who possessed the ability of resonating dragons’ power. As a result, the Dragon Spiritors were overwhelmed by their own power and went berserk. The only one left was Agatha. The wizards had no choice but to look for the remains of the Ethereal Dragons in order to continue their experiment.
After much hardship, the wizards finally found clues which led to the bones of the dragons. They climbed the mountain with their carriage in tow, but they were obstructed by a golem.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Well......Alright, I’m hungry anyways.
While Agatha was consuming the elements from the golem, a group of light-armored warriors leapt down from the mountains. The wizards fled in fear being too drained to resist. Agatha slowly gulped down the elements as she looked around. Some wizards were killed, while others ran away. The only thing left on the ground was their messy luggage.
At last, the warriors surrounded Agatha, and pointed at her with their swords.
Light-armored warrior: Surrender! The dragon bones that you are looking for are now in our hands.
Light-armored warriors: Hybrid of Ethereal Dragons! Come with us!
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Actually, I’m not looking for it... Fine, I have no choice anyways.
Agatha was imprisoned inside a comfortable prison cell. The imprisonment was a lovely vacation for her. At first, she was worried about her situation, but the people of Holylight City just kept her there. They never cared about her since. Agatha thought that her situation was better than that in the past. It was just that the shackles on her ankles were enlarged, and the chains were thickened -
Sacred Glare Lizard Knight: Demi-dragon, you have a visitor!
If the guards were not shouting at her, but knocking on the door politely instead, it could really have been a vacation.
Agatha sat on a polished wooden table, facing the cell gate with a straight face.
Scholar: I am glad to see you, Demi-dragon. I have a favor to ask from you.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Gimme a reason first.
Scholar: It was I who saved your life and gave you this comfortable room.
Scholar: Of course, I am not the only one who is responsible for all this.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: You tell me what it is first.
Scholar: It’s better if you take a look.
As the scholar whistled, an unpleasant dragging sound came from above. As Agatha looked up, the ceiling trapdoor was opened and a shaking bag was lowered gradually, as if some creatures were trapped inside.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: What the - Hey! Don’t leave!
Scholar: Throw your flame at your own will! I still have lots of funds.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: It’s not a matter of funds!
Of course, Agatha wanted to leave immediately. Maybe she could make a scene just like what she did when she was with the wizards. Even though it may fail, she could at least express her discontent... But she didn’t. She was neither afraid of death nor avoiding hardship. It was just that she was not used to summon her fire for herself.
Strange feelings that her companions were still alive abounds: Ursula still worried about her companions while Barbara still presumptuously decided for others, and the infatuated wizards still endeavored for salvation. The Ethereal Dragons were likely to be sleeping, but the world was continuously burning in the fire of war -
Sacred Glare Lizard Knight: Get in!
Hearing the voice of the lizard guard, Agatha stopped thinking about this. She looked outside the gate. A child carrying a sword on his back entered the cell. There was a little dragon horn on its head, and its golden tail was only as long as his arm.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Darn! Who did it —
Agatha’s heart was burning in the fire of anger. She did not want to see somebody else suffer the way she did. She flew to the kid with a flap of her wings.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Hey, little thing, who did this to you?
The boy entered the prison cell, knelt down before the fettered maiden. His face was straight while he was saying his vow.
Honor the Dragon Follower: I will become the sixth Dragon Follower.
Honor the Dragon Follower: I shall take you away from this place as it is a Dragon Follower’s responsibility.
The boy raised the sword of Dracospirits and asked the Demi-dragon maiden to get herself prepared to fly. However, the maiden was still lying on the table dozing. Her wings were shackled tightly. She did not want to go at all.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Just give up. Even though we could escape from here, so what?
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: It’s comfortable staying here. You don’t have to save me.
Agatha thought that she did not have to break free from the binding. People in Holylight City were not treating her badly. She ate well, slept soundly. It was just that there were a few chains binding her. If they managed to escape, the only benefit would be freedom, which was meaningless to her. However, if the boy failed, he would suffer the same fate she did.
Honor the Dragon Follower: You are our guiding light! We can never give you up.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Then I order you. Leave now!
The boy did not listen to the maiden. He swung his sword, cutting the chains binding the maiden. This caused a boom in the prison. The mechanical beasts of Holylight City would respond to the crisis.
Honor the Dragon Follower: You fake mythological beast! You cannot stop me!
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Be careful!
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Don’t fight with it! Let’s split up and escape -
Honor the Dragon Follower: No! It will be meaningless if we are not going together!
As the lizard knight opened the cell gate, Agatha, lying lazily on the bed, asked.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Why are you here? I thought you were still on the battlefield.
As no one was replying, Agatha rose from her bed. She saw a child dressing in the old clothes of the Dragon Follower and carrying a flashy sword of Dracospirits on his back.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Who are you? Why do you have his sword?
???: He’s dead. I am his successor, Toler. I shall -
The emotions deep in Agatha’s heart surged up to her throat -
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Hey, Lizard! Can you bring me something to eat?
Sacred Glare Lizard Knight: Something to eat? What does a demi-dragon like you eat? Human -
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Anything would suffice!
Sacred Glare Lizard Knight: ...
Sacred Glare Lizard Knight: Alright, but I will soon be back. Don’t try to cause any trouble.
Agatha was shivering. She curled up and held her knees close, but she still couldn’t stop shaking. It was at this time the child approached her and asked.
Toler: Chief told me that you will teach me how to use the power of dragons.
Toler: Who are you? What turned you into a dragon? Do you have a sword too?
Agatha knelt before the boy and held him tight.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: I’m your family, your sister! You fool!
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: I’ve become a dragon because you’ve just become a dragon.
Agatha kept talking about the fake relationship between the boy and her. She cried as she asked.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Don’t die that easily, okay?
No one discovered that the sword was giving out heat and glowing in a dim light. Its light possessed a warm colour, just like the last glints of the setting sun, or the last spark of the extinguished fire -
- That was how Agatha met the third Dragon Follower.
Honor the Dragon Follower: But the last time you -
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Last time was last time! Release me now!
Agatha got out from Honor's arms. Their duration of sleep is different. Agatha was like a dragon. She had to sleep for decades every time; Honor was more like a human. He only needed to sleep for a few days at a time. Whenever she thought about sleeping defenselessly next to Honor... a strange feeling would rise from Agatha’s heart. Agatha could not bear it. She had never thought about such things before. She was already a centenarian in age, but the maiden had not experienced this. Even the Dracospirits had approved of Honor, but Agatha was not prepared for it -
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: No!
Honor the Dragon Follower: No, I... I was just...
Looking at the dropped water bottle, Agatha burst into tears. She stretched out her wings and lifted herself into the air, flying away as she uttered some fateful words.
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: What happened to me......Have the Dracospirits turned me mad?
Honor the Dragon Follower: Agatha!
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Leave me alone!
Agatha kept flying and Honor followed her. She flew according to her subconsciousness and she finally arrived at a volcano, where the elements were the most condensed...
Gnome Decapitator: Why are you robbing my clan?
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: I am just a pass -
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: No, maybe I’d better find something to eat...
Agatha the Dragon Maiden: Sorry, just a little bit of elements and I -
Tyr of Conflagration: Face your trial, you robber of elements.
Agatha struggled before she finally got away from the blazing fire. Calming herself down after the confusion, she discovered the power of the Fire Ethereal Dragon. She had been flying, following the draw of its power when she found that Demons were killing and robbing in the name of Cthugha. Agatha stopped their evil plans, and, at the same time, tried to guide Cthugha’s flame to the side of righteousness.
Agatha occupied herself with such jobs, and hid deep in her heart the feelings that she could not handle.