I woke at half 8 the following morning. Yesterday's events still hadn't clicked on nor the fact that I was now a dragon, not even my head hitting the ceiling as I got out of bed waking me from my stupor. Ouch I muttered. I walked over to my laptop and turned it on, I then headed down the hallway to the bathroom. The fact that I was walking on the balls of the feet still didn't make me realise that something was different. As I always walked on my tip toes in the morning due to the floor being cold in the mornings.
I walked into the bathroom and washed my face...My face??? All of yesterday's events came rushing back as I looked up and into the mirror. Shit I remember now
I saw my eye's hadn't changed much still the bright blue marbles I had before, they had moved wider apart though. I opened my draconic muzzle to look at my teeth/fangs what ever you wanted to call them, as that was what I could really call them. I also saw some molars at the back of my new jaw line. Guessing I should have to worry about eating meat all the time.
I then became aware of the stiffness in my back, and I stretched my back and wings as best I could in the confined space of the bathroom. I finished freshening myself up, and went back to my bedroom, I immediately turned on my TV and turned the news on to see if there were any statements released from the police yet concerning yesterday's events. I also logged into my laptop, my claws not hampering me too much with the keyboard and touch-pad and waited for it load up.
Immediately MSN had come on and within seconds Kevin was paging me.
-Hey Sean how you doin? He asked
-Fine I guess, took me 5mins to release what had happened yesterday. The draconic face that greeted me in the mirror, brought me crashing back to earth. I replied
-I bet, Listen I've got to get to college, was hoping to catch you on here before I left. Just glad to know your alright. You look after yourself alright? He said
-Aye Nae worries, I'm going nowhere till the 'Old Bill' release a statement anyway. Say hi to everyone will ye.
-I will mate. I'll pop over later, they said they dropped the camera over at yours. He said
-Aye they did. Listen I'll also write the castle report for ye's before you get here. I need to do somethin to keep my mind off whats happened to me. I said
-Alright, New Worries I'll catch ye later. He said and signed off.
I left my laptop on as I went down the hall to the kitchen to fix myself up some breakfast.
Morning Mum As I entered the front room noticing she was getting ready to go out.
Morning She said How you feeling?
Considering the events of the last 24 hours...Fine I guess. Feeling a bit cramped though
Which was saying something as I was bending my neck and knees just to get though the door frames, plus my wings were feeling cramped, I was having to keep them folded as tightly as possible against my back.
Anythin in for breakfast? I asked
What??....Err...What are you allowed to eat now? my mum replied
Well I'm assuming anythin, I may have fangs but I've still got a set of molars
Have you?? Surprised at that part of information well there's stuff in the fridge for a fry up. I would do it for you but I've been called into work for a couple of hours.
Right nae worries. I said as I headed straight for the fridge and pulled out the Square Sausage, Black Pudding, Tattie Scones and 2 eggs. I'm not the best cook in the world but 25minutes later I was sat comfortably in my desk chair with my breakfast my tail comfortably sliding between the arm rests and down to the floor.
Right Sean I'll be back in a couple of hours, any news you let me know. I Mum said appearing at my bedroom door.
Sure Mum. I'll catch ye later
I started tucking into my breakfast while loading up my football forums & DA to check for any messages. I was surprised to find a couple of private messages on one of the footie forums from msn friends asking if I was involved in the incident in Stirling.
I just said I was but I was fine. I'll wait till the old bill make a decision weather to make my little transformation public. After having my breakfast I then hooked up the video camera and took a copy for myself of yesterday's events.
bet the media would love to get their hands on this I said to myself.
For the next two and half hours I spent writing up the report on the castle for Kevin. It was a welcome distraction until my phone bleeped. It was a text message from my Dad saying he would be arriving in 5 minutes.
Shit I Said. It was then the door bell went. Oh that's 5 minutes alright
I went to the front peeked though the spy hole and confirmed it was my dad waiting at the door. I opened the door, I stayed behind it not wanting to be seen by anyone else at the time Mon in, and brace yourself I Said holding the door open and in walked my dad and my brother Calum, I shut the door behind them revealing myself
Both my dad and Calum turned round and immediately their stunned faces said it all. Thought it was a hoax did you I said
I was hoping the police were just havin me on my dad said as I started toward the front room.
Well I'm still at a loss at what happened, the old bill said they might be round later if they get some answers, in the mean time I'm to stay indoors till they release a statement. I said as I stretched my wings in the front room to release some of the cramping in the muscles. My Dad and brother still looked like they were trying to accept what I was
How did it happen? Calum said
weren't you just listening. I don't know I said annoyed at my brothers incompetence at listening.
24hrs ago we were almost a spitting image of each other, both long and lanky except I was darker skinned with dark brown hair. Calum was fair skinned burned easily and was a red head. He is also 5 years younger than I was at 18, he also has a very short fuse, he gets wound up about the most simple things, You should hear him when things ain't going his way on Call Of Duty 4.
I Sat on the sofa, curling my tail 180 degrees round me so I could get comfortable.
Look there's the video camera on the table, why don't you's watch it. Save me from explaining it all again. Just so you know it ain't pretty
Dad picked up the camera and went to sat on the other sofa, Calum join him and watched the footage I had recorded. For 20 minutes I sat and waited for them to finish watching, the audio enough was unbearable to listen to, but I stayed where I was.
If I didn't know any better I would say that was almost a flawless CG Sequence, But there you are living proof that it was real Calum said
you've been spoiled by the movies I said
You know you could not gone for that brief walk up the hills my Dad said.
Well you know what they say hindsight is a wonderful thing ain't it, We went up there to get some snaps to include in our report for college I said
Well I suppose. Anyway I was only gonna drop off Calum but from what the police said yesterday I had to come and get some answers. I Best be off, I'll explain the situation to the rest of the family My dad said still looking like he couldn't quite believe it.
As I got up to see him to the door, He grabbed me and embraced me in a hug. Which again I returned but was also awkward as I dwarfed him by over 2 feet. As we separated
You let me know of any developments alright
Sure Dad I Said
And with that he left. Calum got up and said he was getting ready for work.
Here you, you keep quiet at work about me. At least until the police decide what kind of statement they are going to release.
Don't worry, who's gonna believe me anyway He Said
Your just as bad as me, ye canny keep quiet
Alright, I'm not going to say anything He said getting agitated
Good, Anyway what time you leaving for work?
In about 10 minutes. he said
Alright I went back to the front room grabbed the camera and went back to my Laptop. I hooked the camera into my laptops USB port and saved a copy of the video footage to my hard drive. I finished off the castle report half an hour later, by which time it was near enough 1pm, Calum had already left. I saved the work copied it onto an old flash drive for Kevin to take a copy. I then went to the kitchen and fixed myself up a ham sandwich. It was then there was a knock at the door, again I went to see who it was, this time it was the police and again as I opened the door I stayed behind it and said C'mon in and shut the door behind them. It was the same officer who was waiting for me to get back from the hospital last night, but there was also another man with him.
Good afternoon Mr Tracey, how we feeling today? Said the officer
Alright considering I said showing them to the living room, again stretching all my limbs to get rid of the cramp as its the only room big enough for my wings and for me to stand at my full height....just, and I sat down and suggested they do the same.
Well Mr Tracey... The officer started Sean Please I interrupted
Err...okay...well this is Dr. Torrance, he's been looking over all the hospital tests that were run yesterday.
Afternoon He said Yes I've been looking over all the data and to get right to the point, the data is....conflicting.
how do you mean I said confused
Well your blood work and DNA Samples we took, shows no changes from your previous medical records. They still show you as Human. But you clearly ain't, your Skeletal Structure shows you can walk both on 2 feet or on all fours, your organ are roughly the same, we still believe you won't have to alter your eating habits too much, There is a new organ that's attached to your lungs which we believe allows you to breath fire. But we can't know for sure without cutting you open and removing it...or unless you do it right now. He said
To be honest I haven't even tried for fear I might burn the place down, and I'd rather keep my dignity and remain on 2 feet I said
Naked? He said jokingly
Err....I hadn't realised I said looking down at myself, granted there was nothin there but I now felt naked
We'll sort something out for you. I can also say that your past heart problems are now a thing of the past. There's no evidence of you ever having heart failure or surgery on the heart Dr. Torrance Continued
Well I suppose there that positive, So what your trying to say scientifically I'm an impossibility and there's no way for me to change back I said
unfortunately yes, but we're still going over all the data
Great, So what am I going to in the mean time I said. Trying not to sound to disappointed
We're thinking of holding a press conference down at the station. the officer said You will have to come down with us. We can do all the talking you don't have to say anything if you don't want to, but nothing is decided yet.
What about the tablet, has there been any light shed on that? ignoring the idea of going public just now
Not yet, all I know is that events didn't go the same way as when you went down there. The cavern never lit up, team thought best just to remove the tablet and get out of there. He said
I don't blame them I said getting up.
We'll look into getting some clothes modified for you and as soon as a decision has been made about going public we'll let you know. Said the officer, as both he and the Doctor got up and headed towards the door.
Right, and if you's can get some clothes sorted I would feel a lot better
No worries Sean. We'll keep you posted the officer said. And with that they both left.
I went back to my Laptop and started writing up an E-mail to send to Kevin & Alan about the developments and also my Dad. My Messenger was still signed on, I switch my status to available. Iain signed on I've never met him in person but I have known and chatted to him for well over 5/6 years.
-Greetings, Enjoy the football the other day. He paged me,
He was a Rangers Man and was gloating at Celtic's blown chance of securing the League Title the other day. He also knew not to gloat too much
-Ha Ha, Hello Iain, How we doin? I answered back
-lol, Not too bad thanks. Yourself. He replied
-Not bad considering. I replied
-How what's up, I've been talking to you long enough to know your not pissed at the football.
-can't talk about it yet. No doubt you'll see a police statement in the next day or two.
-I take it you were involved in the accident at the Wallace monument. That's keeping everyone guessing as to what happened up there. He said quizzingly
-Yeah I was. Hang on. I replied
My phone had went. I got up and went to retrieve my mobile from the window sill. It was a text from Dad saying he got the E-mail and thanking me for keeping him posted.
I went back to my laptop, Just before I punched up the MSN Conversation I was having with Iain I felt my heart stop, My Webcam was on Oh Shit I said
I punched up Iain's msn window and his face said it all....
Somehow he had got a video chat going without me accepting......