"Coby, wake up and focus", Sandra told to him sternly, "You have training to do! I'm not getting any younger you know."
"I'm sorry, Great Aunt Sandra", Coby responded, "I....I didn't get any....sleep last night."
"Well, I got this vision.."
"Of what?", Sandra questioned further, "A vision of what?"
"I...I can't remember clearly, it was like a monster, it had three heads."
"Yes...that's all I can remember so far."
"Maybe you should go to see The Oracle.", Ramon, the rooster animal guardian, then said to Coby, "She lives in West Philly not too far from here, she knew about her own birth before she was even concieved by her parents!"
"That.....that should be impossible."
"Nothing is impossible with magic, kid", Ramon replied, "nothing."
"That's right", Sandra answered with, "You know, it's not actually plastic or silicon that they use in surgery. All plastic surgeons are actually the real magicians, not those ones that go up on stage and perform for a captive audience."
"So what are scientists?"
"Oh we don't talk about those people", Sandra patted Coby on the shoulder, "We don't EVER talk about those people.", and then after that there was a pause. Sandra had her eyes wincing as if scientists were some sinister subject to talk about, and then Coby felt a bit awkward, looked around a bit, and then just bluntly said;
"Should we go to the Oracle now?"
"Yeah sure why not?", and with that blunt response from Sandra, her, Coby and Ramon were on their way to West Philadelphia to meet with The Oracle. Of course, it was night time at the time of Coby's training so therefore it was still night when they left to see The Oracle. Ramon directed the two to the Oracle's apartment in West Philadelphia, it wasn't that far from the Center City where Sandra lived and worked at. It wasn't much longer after finding the building, that they got to her front door and just before they could knock on the door, The Oracle answered the door as if she knew they were going to do it anyway. The Oracle was a somewhat overweight african-american woman, with weave hair that was straight and somewhat long and in a fashionable style, but wore a black turtleneck sweater with a multi-coloured scarf over her shoulders, and then wore a beige jacket and blue jean pants aswell as your average boots.
"You're here to see me?", The Oracle bluntly asked the three, Sandra then said;
"Yes, we are, if you are-"
"The Oracle? Why yes I am."
"Well good then-"
"We can get inside and discuss what you're here to talk to me about?"
"Yes and that's-"
"Yeah", and Sandra just nodded her head in response as The Oracle gestured for them to come into her home, Coby still holding Ramon of course. The Oracle's home was much as you would expect, it was very dark with all the various magical objects all over the place, some globes of the earth at various stages of it's history, and even a crystal ball on a table. Not to mention many books. However, right beyond a curtain in the apartment was an average well kept living room with a plasma screen television and everything. But, The Oracle and the three visitors to her home were just sitting around the table with the crystal ball and ready to speak with the woman.
"So", Ramon then questioned, "Do you have a name besides The Oracle, what else can I call ya doll face?"
"My name isn't important right now", The Oracle answered with, "It will be in the future but it's not right now, anyway, I believe what is important right now is what young Coby here saw."
"How did she-"
"She's an oracle kid", Ramon then whispered to Coby, "She sees-"
"Everything before it even happens", The Oracle then answered for Ramon, interrupting him before he even said it;
"Yeah. She predicted Charles the Bold's defeat at the city of Nancy."
"I told that fool it was a bad idea", The Oracle responded with a slight laugh and a shaking of her head, "But of course, he was a bold man.", Sandra then interrupted on her own:
"Can you just tell us about-"
"Well, that's a very serious vision you had there", The Oracle then replied with;
"Is that good or bad?", Sandra then asked in response;
"I'm gonna have to look through my books to see what you had a vision of", The Oracle then replied, "In the meantime, y'all just go to back to your business."
"Can't tell you right now? No, I can't.", and Coby was pretty disappointed that everything so far just to get here was all for none."But as soon as I find an exact match to that dark Wyvern I will give you a call, Sandra. Anyway, Coby should probably get home now, his mother is going to start getting worried about him very soon."
"I suppose you are right", Sandra then said with a sigh, then turning to her Grandnephew and saying, "We should go home now.", and then her, Coby and Ramon then promptly went home. Of course, they didn't walk home, they took the same car they took to get there. Of course, on their way to Coby's home, they had a bit of conversation, started by Ramon;
"What a freakin' waste.", Ramon opened with, "You sure we couldn't have just looked that three headed thing up ourselves back at the shop? Cuz now we have to wait for her freakin' research to finish when we could've been done with this hours ago."
"Oh calm down Ramon, it's not that big of a deal", Sandra then assured the rooster, "Coby has to go home soon anyway, there's nothing we can do about it now."
"Well I'm just sayin'", Ramon continued with, "You'd think an Oracle would know what a three headed Wyvern would be."
"Not every magical creature has been documented by the community", Sandra then reminded Ramon of, "Some choose to be unknown even to other magical creatures."
"Yeah and it's those guys that will end up like the Giant Squids."
"Giant Squids are magical creatures?", Coby then questioned;
"Yeah", Ramon answered, "Their like the attention hogs of the magical world though."
"We're here!", Sandra then finally made it to Coby's house, "See you after school tomorrow, Coby!", and Coby promptly got out of Great Aunt Sandra's car and walked into his home as she drove off back to her own home with Ramon in the car with her. And Coby then went back into his house as his family received him again.Well, at least his mother, Chelsea, was waiting for him. Surprisingly, she was not happy to see him, mainly because she was worried/upset about him taking so long to get back;
"Where have you been?!", Chelsea immediately said to him once he was back in the house, "Do you know how late it is? It's one in the morning, Coby! Do you know how worried i've been waiting for you to get back home!?"
"I..I-I have a new part time job at Great Aunt Sandra's salon" Coby lie;
"Nice try, but her salon does not stay open 24/7, it closes at ten.", Chelsea then promptly corrected him on;
"Um...I help cleaning off after closing time."
"You know what", Chelsea then said with a sigh, "Just go to bed, and remember you have school later!"
"Yes mom" and Coby quickly went to his room and was getting ready for bedtime. It didn't take him very long to go to sleep after he got into his bed, but then again, he also didn't have a very long amount of hours to sleep during either. Before he even knew it, it was already morning and Coby woke with a shockdue to his alarm clock. And once he turned that clock off, he saw that was only an hour before he had to leave for school yet again. Coby promptly rushed to get ready. He took a fast shower, brushed his teeth as quickly as possible, and got dressed in his normal clothes as fast as possible and had to actually skip out on breakfast and hardly had enough time to give his mother a morning hug before he then went to school running, all while he was fearing he'd be late. As fate had it, his fear ended up coming true and just as he rushed for it, the bus ended up leaving without him. Coby sighed, but then he got an idea, it was pretty crazy but he could give it a try: using his wyvern form to fly to school, of course he'd also be trying to not get noticed. So he went to a corner and took a deep breath
"All right, his has to work" Coby said to himself, and with another deep breath he used his wyvern powers by saying, "Enter the Wyvern!", and then was suddenly engulfed by a giant surge of electricty. During this, he transformed. His arms grew into his wyvern wings, and his body itself suddenly became reptilian, with the main scale colour being purple. His eyes remained green but became more reptilian, and his head also became something like Pteranodon, but with teeth. The only difference between him and being a mere Pterandon, was the fact his tail was longer and much more whip like and that his legs were built more like a proper dragon's. "Well, this worked better than expected" and Coby started to flip his wings to gain air time and started to rise above the ground. Once he was high up enough, he then began flying right towards his school. All the while though, he was unaware that a feminine figuring was watching him from a rooftop with binoculars. A humanoid figure, cloaked in an all black ninja-like outfit, and one that had black eyes. Clearly a human though, or at least seemingly a human. This girl just watched him, and he was completely unaware she was even there.
"Interesting" she whispered at seeing the creature, but then a communicator she had around her waist started ringing, meaning she had to answer it;
"Vanessa, it is almost time for you to return to the human side of things", a deeper but still feminine voice said to her from the communicator, "Is there anything your scouting mission has produced?"
"Oh yes mother", Vanessa answered with, "There is something very interesting indeed."; Meanwhile, Coby landed on a apart session of the school and turn back into a human, with everyone being none the wiser. Of course, it wasn't long after that when he was also reunited with his best friends Ingrid and Brandon too, and of course, they had no idea of secret powers at all themselves.
"Hey guys, how's it going?; Coby introduced himself to them with;
"HI COBY!", Brandon happily exclaimed upon seeing his friend again;
"Why didn't you take the bus this morning?", Ingrid promptly asked him;
"Oh", Coby answered with a slightly nervous laugh, "I was late for it and I had to find my own way here, heheh."
"Huh", Ingrid replied, "I thought your mom forbid you from ever doing something like that."
"Well, I....um, she let me this time.";Brandon and Ingrid look puzzled at that, but the ring of the bell cut any thought and the trio went rushing inside the school building. Of course, this in turn that they once more went to the class that was math, the one taught by the overweight and infamous Mr. Franklin. He was as usual eating one of his donuts as he gave his lesson. Brandon, Ingrid and Coby sat in the front row of the class. Popular kids in the class like Jacob Sterrecra and Brittany Fujimoto were hardly paying attention at all, while Ingrid already knew most of this information. The point is, he was munching on doughnuts as he spoke;
"Alright class", he opened up with, "Today all of you will be learning about pi, measurements and long division aswell as about negative numbers. Now I will once more tell you, take our your notebooks, a text book, and do all of the pages of the text book associated with those things.", and it was then that one brave member of the class, a generic boy of african-american heritage, asked a question;
"Um sir? Shouldn't you be teaching this like, with your mouth?"
"Good question", and Franklin swallowed his doughnut before yelling at full blast, "AND THAT QUESTION GIVES YOU TWO WEEKS OF DETENTION FOR QUESTIONING MY AUTHORITY OVER YOU!"
"Oh", and Franklin cleared his throat and said, "It's open", and then the substitute teacher came in. He was a simple elderly Asian man, who was blind and had the classic black glasses to show he was blind. He wore typical elderly man clothes, was far skinnier than Mr. Franklin was, and even walked with a cane. Some of the jocks in the class, like Jacob, and the cheerleaders, like Brittany, were actually happy that the substitute was a blind man. "Um.....are you sure you are the substitute?"
"Um......I......um.....", and of course Coby was completely shocked and embarassed. Being insecure and shy he hated being called out like that, he couldn't figure out at all what to say about the lesson, and also not to mention he was bad at math. As soon as he tried to come up with what to say, he lost it. He just couldn't speak and already felt like people were laughing at him for this, though in reality they weren't. He just worried that they were. "Well, I guess if you want things done well, do them yourself" and Hou took a paper from Mr. Franklin's desk. Coby sighed and slouched in his desk.
Sometime later, math class ended and Brandon, Ingrid and Coby were in the halls finally able to talk with eachother yet again. Of course, the first thing Coby said was;
"It wasn't that bad, you know.", Ingrid said to him, "Everyone gets called out in class like that eventually."
"Yes but I just don't like it when it happens to me."
"It's not like it's the end of the world."
"Well, to me it's just, humiliating, I can never figure out what to say."
"It's alright Cobes!", Brandon then patted him on the back, "Mr. Franklin will be back soon enough!"; Coby just sighed of that outcom, "Oh, we shouldn't want him back or something?"
"Let's just get this day of school over with", was all Ingrid said in response to that, and soon enough they had managed to make it into their Mythology class, taught by Mr. Benjamin Carter. Of course, all of the three friends at at the same table together. This was also the last class of the day that they shared together.
"Well, class; I hope you brought your homework" said Mr. Carter, and of course nobody answered, "Ah who the hell am I kidding, I already know none of you except Ingrid did your homework!", and he just took Ingrid's completed homework and continued, "So far this year she's only the one even trying in this class at all! Anyway, I have other important things to say. First, we have a student in this class today, and second, I'm giving you all a brand new out of class assignment!"; The class sighed of the news of the assignment, "Hey! Enough! Now first we met the student, I expect you all to be nice to her, but her name is Vanessa Countessa!", and then Vanessa Countessa walked in through the doors. She was an absolutely beautiful young long, long flowing dark brunette hair styled in the most fabulous style imaginable, crystal blue eyes that seemed to shine in the light and the dark, and she wore a simple dark blue shirt with a black jacket, and a short black skirt with dark blue heeled boots to top it all off. She also had very big boobs, a beauty mark under her left eye, and was tanned just perfectly. To all of the guys in the class except Coby, she made them all whistle, smile, or get excited.
"Vanessa, why don't you find a space to sit?"
"Yes, sir.", and then she sat at a table alone. Of course, many of the boys immediately tried to join her at her table, though Coby and Brandon didn't move from their table. Either way, Carter then said;
"Now, it's time for your assignment! All of you will immediately go outside to the school background to hunt for fairies!"; The class immediately just giggled at the assignment. Thinking it was a joke, "Hey! Stop laughing! This is a serious assignment! If any of y'all are successful in capturing a fairy, you shall bring it to me and I will make sure that I-I mean you, will receive the fame and recgonition that you rightfully deserve! Now, here are your cameras!", he then showed them cameras he had on his desk, "Here are your butterfly nets", he then gestured to them butterfly nets, "And your magnifying glasses", and he gestured to them those objects aswell. "Though I doubt amateurs like yourselves will be very successful, there is a chance for everything in this world." And so, the students groaned since they have to do a 'useless' assignment. Though Coby didn't find it so useless. "Now, all of you will go outside to the track field which doubles as the football stadium to search for for your fairies! I've heard that is where they are most common at this school!"; After that, the students were groaning and going to the location was assigned, trying to find faeries; and of course, the complains were more than expected. While the other students were busy groaning and complaining, or otherwise doing nothing, Coby, Brandon and Ingrid spent this time they had to hang out together, in an area a bit away from the other students.
"Something tells me that Mr. Carter is not in the mood today" Brandon said to his two friends;
"Did you finally realized it?" Ingrid questioned;
"I guess I did!", Brandon then got really happy and cheerful, "Do I get like a cookie or something?!"
"Anyway, we have to keep going with this", Coby then said, interrupting Brandon completely;
"Why?", Ingrid replied, "It's a complete waist of time. Mr. Carter is just a wackjob who not only thinks all these mythical creatures are real without any actual scientific evidence, but also gets their entire mythologies completely wrong. For all we know he'd mistake a butterfly for a fairy, or think that the Fairy WeirdParents is an actual account of real events."; Coby just nodded and kept searching, but suddenly...
He saw, through the bushes, something that none of the others had seen, it was indeed, magical creatures. But, they were being tormented by what looked to be beings with ninja costumes, only with human upper-halfs, but octopus lower-halfs. The magical creatures being tormented were fairies, being rounded up with butterfly nets and put into cages. Coby just watched in shock as this was happening, he could see the fairies were in trouble needed saving, but he also knew some things:
The first was that, his insecure self, he hesitated to jump in to help. The second was that, he was a bit worried that him being a Wyvern would lead to him being labeled a villain as Wyverns aren't seen as lucky as dragons are. The third was thinking of waiting for the American Dragon to come in and help them out, or hope that he will. However, there was no sign the American Dragon was going to be showing up anytime soon, so he was the only hope to save these guys. But still, he was nervous. With none of his friends seeing this at all, he made his decision.
"These guys don't look good, I have to find a way to know what they're doing and if it's bad; I'll stop them" Coby thought, trying to find a way to not call attention to himself. "Ear of the Wyvern", he then whispered, and one of his Wyvern ears came out, allowing him to listen closely from a distance what was being said from all of the creatures capturing the fairies; The bad guys, conveniently enough were pretty much giving some of the details of the plan.
"Remember the plan", one of them said to the other, there were only three of them altogether, "Capture these fairies and return 'em to the boss, then she'll be able to get all the pixie dust she needs to help with the big plan once she grinds these fairies down."
"Yeah yeah I heard her the first time she said it to us."
"Hey, can't blame me for wanting to remind you dingheads."
"Worst, she'll not be happy if we fail!"
"Which we won't! Especially since that American Dragon lives miles away from here in New York, we don't have nothin' to worry about so keep catching those fairies!", it's notable that every single fairy they captured made a shriek of terror as they were caught.
"But apparently you have to deal with me" Coby whispered, and then he said, "Enter the Wyvern.", and Coby turned into his wyvern form at that moment for a surprise attack. He immediately swooped onto one of the bad guys and knocked them over, surprising the others and making them drop all of the cages with fairies in them that they had.
"AHHHHH! AHHHHH! A WYVERN!", the two screamed, and they immediately ran off, leading the other one to his doom, and also angry;
"YOU COWARDS! COME BACK HERE AND FIGHT LIKE REAL MEN!"; And the wyvern was flying at high speed towards the bad guys and he entered into action.He took a deep breathe and, staying in the air, fired a breathe of electricity at them. It had much the same effect as lightning, except it was also a continous beam, a continuous beam of pure electricity. "So a wyvern, huh? I was hoping for a dragon, but you'll do", and while his two allies were shocked by the lightning and with a scream jumped into a river nearby, the leader chose to say and fight, and took out a single electric spear and tried to stab Coby with it. Coby stayed in the air and dodged it repeatedly before then whacking the guy in the face with his tail, sending him onto his back. "Augh!"
"Why don't you", Coby then nervously tried to taunt the guy, "Just um, go back where you, came from!", and while the guy was on the ground, suddenly, the ninja girl from before came onto the scene. coming from the air and doing a drop kick onto Coby's head, knocking the Wyvern boy to the ground as she did a flip off of him and landed on her feet. "Ow, what the-", and Coby got a better look to the one who attacked him, "Who the hell are you guys?"
"I don't believe I'm a guy", the Ninja girl named Vanessa said to him in an odd tone of voice, but it was then that Coby tried to get back into a fighting position. However, this girl jumped into the air and dodged every single shot of lightning he threw at her. Once she got up and close with him, they had a hand-to-hand fight in which Coby could only dodge as this ninja attacked so swiftly some of her speed seemed logically impossible.
"So fast" and Coby got a sucker punch which got him to the ground; "Ow!", and it was then that the Vanessa girl landed ontop of him, putting her foot right at his neck, and held a katana sword in her hands, and was actually preparing to decapitate him;
"Yes, and I guess this means that you, are too slow.", Vanessa then taunted, "But this simply means that you will get to be put out of your misery now."; But before Cody could get pulverized, or decapitated, he's saved by...an entire tree being lifted from it's roots and flying at Vanessa, hitting her right in the face, and body for that matter too, and sending her flying into yet another tree. Of course, right after she cut her way out of the chair, she found her sword suddenly taken over by a strange aura of energy and flying high up into the air to cut off a branch of tree that fell towards her. She dodged with ninja like skill, but was hit with a massive array of rocks that sent her into the bushes. Needless to say, Coby was completely confused as he sat back up. He looked around all over, but he couldn't find anyone that could have saved him, only the sound of someone running back towards the trackfield from behind him, but that person was seemingly cloaked in a hooded cloak, so he couldn't see who it was;The cloaked person just made a silent sign and disappeared Coby turned back into a human. Coby raised one eyebrow, but shook his head and decided to stand up and walk over to the cages of the dropped fairies;
"Huh", Coby commented as he noticed that apparently nobody at all heard this, "I guess this school doesn't care about lightning.", and it was then that he started freeing the fairies from the cages they were trapped inside of; Coby took the cages one by one and started to free them, well, one by one as the faeries thanked Coby.
"Thank you, kind sir!", one of them said;
"Yes, thank you very very much!", another added in;
"It's not often that a Wyvern actually helps other magical creatures out!", a third one also added in;
"Really?" Coby asked "Yeah, I heard about it"
"Yes", that fairy continued, "It's normally a dragon's job to save people like us, but you did a good job, for a Wyvern."
"But", the fairy furtherly continued, "You did things a little worse than what the American Dragon would have done. He'd have saved us in a much better fashion. But thanks anyway!", and then the fairies flied off, leaving Coby with a very bummed out emotion, feeling a bit insulted, and as such, a bit sad. Those high-pitched voiced fairies that were just tiny winged human-like creatures really managed to hurt his feelings. Coby went back to Ingrid and Brandon, which hopefully were none the wiser. Coby went back to Ingrid and Brandon, which hopefully were none the wiser.
"Where did you go?", Ingrid then questioned bluntly, "I thought we were supposed to be hunting for, ahem, fairies?"
"Um...I thought I saw one...but it was just a moth, jeje" Coby replied.
"Oh my gosh!", Brandon said with an excited gasp, "The same thing happened to me too!"
"Yeah", Ingrid said in her usual cynical tone, "Same here, too."
"Well", Coby then said, taking out a camera, "No harm in taking a picture, right? See if we find anything?"
"Sure" Ingrid and Brandon agree, and soon enough they were taking random photographs in random places, pretty much photographs at random. Little did Coby know though, that Vanessa, his new classmate, was actually watching him with a curious expression on her face, though she was a good distance away from them. Soon enough, however, all of them had to return to Mr. Carter, as in, Mr. Carter's classroom. All of the students had photos they had taken, but little to none of them acted like this was a serious assignment at all. Coby, Brandon and Ingrid walked in the back of the crowd all holding their own photos, and soon enough, were approached by Vanessa from behind.
"So...how you guys doing, did you have luck?" Vanessa asked, surprising all three of them;
"Huh?", Coby replied, "Oh..."
"Hi Vanessa!", Brandon happily exclaimed in response, "Oh yeah! We got....um.....", he then turned to Coby and Ingrid, "Did we have any luck, guys?"; Ingrid shook his head, while Coby was trying to think another excuse;
"We got some luck, but we lost it."
"Oh really?", Vanessa replied, "Where?"
"None of your business where."
"I see how it is", Vanessa replied, "You don't want me to walk with you guys, do you?"
"Yes.", Ingrid answered, but then:
"No!", Brandon replied, "We totally don't mind you walking with us! Why would we?", Coby then whispered to him;
"What?", Brandon whispered back, "She's sooooo pretty!"
"Hehehe, sure...why not?"
"Yay!", and then Brandon turned back to speak with Vanessa, "So, you really wanna walk and talk to us?"
"Sure", Vanessa replied, "But perhaps, can I know more about Coby, maybe?"; Coby immediately felt his cold feet; he didn't know why but he was fearing the worst.
"I don't think Coby feels like sharing personal information with someone he hardly even knows", Ingrid then defended Coby with a very spiteful tone towards Vanessa, "Why can't we talk about your personal stuff first?"
"Okay, I can see that the majority of you guys don't want me to talk to you so fine, I'll just go", Vanessa then walked off, but not before giving Ingrid a spiteful glare right back.
"Awwww!", Brandon whined, "Why'd you do that, Ingrid?"
"Because", Ingrid answered with, "I don't trust her."
"How can you not trust her?";
"Believe me, I could feel she is not precisely a good company." And as Ingrid and Brandon were discussing; Coby was breathing of relief, he was happy he didn't have to share any persona information with a stranger like Vaness
a. Unlike Ingrid though he didn't judge her or think she was evil, he was just naturally shy like that. Regardless, this lasted pretty much the entire walk to class, and it's notable that Mr. Carter was there at the door to take in every student's photo as they walked into his class;
"All right, class", Mr. Carter said, "I want to see your progress on unveiling the secrets of the magical world!", and he began taking all of the photos one by one and judging them, his various judgements were, "This is just a normal bush. Just a snail. Just a normal butterfly. Just a normal MOTH. Just an ant pile. Just a", he then turned to this student and said, "Why did you take a photo of dog poop?"
"Cuz it was there?", the young boy replied;
"Well you fail!", and Mr. Carter continued to move on and examine each and every photo, "Interesting, but not a fairy! Butterfly. Butterfly. Butterfly. Moth. Butterfly. Butterfly. Cocoon with Butterfly coming out of it. Flowers. Flowers. Moth. Butterfly. Butterfly. Butterfly. Hummingbird. Butterfly. Dragonfly. Butterfly. Wow whoever this is really needs to get that checked, and butterfly.", and then he walked right up to the desks of Ingrid, Brandon, and Coby. The three were pretty nervous to see how this is going to end, well, not Ingrid;
"Very well", Mr. Carter said to them, "Hand them over now."; Coby gulped and gave the photos to Mr. Carter. Mr. Carter then looked at the photos as he went back to his desk, Coby nervous, while Brandon and Ingrid both didn't care very much, not as much as Coby did.,
"Well?" Brandon asked;
"This...is...", after a full minute, Mr. Carter then said to them, "I will have to go outside to examine it further."
"What do you mean?" Ingrid asked. In response, Mr. Carter just silently walked outside of his classroom. Leaving his entire class puzzled; then;
"YES! FINALLY! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLE-FREAKIN'-LUJAH! I AM SAVED! I CAN FINALLY HAVE AN ACTUAL CAREER! I CAN FINALLY HAVE AN ACTUAL HOUSE! OH BOY I AM SAVED! FINALLY! ACTUAL EVIDENCE! I CAN FINALLY SECURE MY PLACE IN HISTORY AS THE GREATEST SCIENTIST EVAH!", and then after composing himself he walked back into the room and said, "Um, Mr. Nelson, you've officially earned yourself Sixty Dollars for your picture."; That just flat out surprised everyone, especially the most popular ones.
"No special reason, but um, it was just that good of a picture.", Mr. Carter replied, "I just hope you don't mind if I take all credit for it on the news okay bye class I'll leave you to yourselves until the bell rings BYE!", and he promptly ran out of the room as fast as he could, leaving all of his students alone in the class completely unattended.
"....what just happened?" that's all Ingrid could ask;
"I don't know", was Coby's answer, and seconds later, the bell to end the class rang. The action switched to the cafeteria during lunch time; while he was siting outside instead of eating as always with Ingrid and Brandon; but Coby was thinking of what the faeries said to him, and having doubts about the subject: "Um.....guys, do you think that a Wyvern could do things just as good as a dragon can?"
"Why are you asking this question?", Ingrid then asked in response, "You should be asking what was up with Mr. Carter today."
"No...never mind, I don't know where my mind is."
"I do wonder what Mr. Carter did after he left!", Brandon then exclaimed, "Maybe he went out grocery shopping!", as Coby and Ingrid just gave Brandon blank expressions in response to that, Mr. Carter was doing his own dastardly deeds in his own city home. He lived in West Philadelphia, and his home had a garage attached to the side of it. Infact, he was in this garage actually, and in said garage he had numerous paintings and pictures of magical creatures, and even had sculptures of them too. He also had maps with various red circles drawn on it, globes with arrows all over them, and similar objects. He himself was sitting at a desk with a moncole over one of his eyes, examining Coby's photo, when suddenly he was approached by an Animatronic Fox and an Animatronic Duck.
"We made it, guys", said Mr. Carter smirking, "We finally made it."
"What do ya mean, boss?", the Fox asked, "What have we made it to?"
"Magial Creatures, you hunk o' junk!", the Duck angrily replied, "He's finally discovered a real magical creature!"
"Yes!", Mr. Carter exclaimed, "Precisely! Look at this!", he then showed them the photo Coby had taken, "Actual proof of the existence of magical creatures! A fairy! Caught by one of my aggravating students!"
"I see it, boss", the Fox replied, "But how do we prove it's real?"
"Yes", the Duck answered with, "Photos aren't usually treated as one hundred percent evidence."
"I know that", Mr. Carter answered, "Government cover-ups and all that, but I still must show it to the news anyhow, after proving without a doubt that there was no editing what-so-ever done to this photo, as such, they will HAVE to think it's real! I will debunk every single possible way it could be faked, FORCING them to think it's real!", and Mr. Carter then started laughing like an evil maniac, while his animatronic's followed after him. Meanwhile, things went back with Coby...Coby was busy just walking alone through the halls of the school. Lunch period had ended now, and it was time for him to get off to Gym class again. However, some of the school bullies decided they wanted to mess with Coby while he didn't have his friends around.
"Oh, boy here they come" Coby thought to himself as the bullies got close to him, he did his best to walk fast, but one of them, a generic jock type boy wearing his letterman's jacket that short brown hair and green eyes, but plenty of zits/acne on his face despite having such a well built body, grabbed his backpack and stopped him;
"Where do you think you're goin', shrimp?"
"Coby...are you okay?", asked Vanessa, trying to help him.
"Y-y-yes, I-I-I'm fine", Coby replied, trying to get to class as quickly as possible, "I have to get to close now, though. I'm sorry."
"It's alright if you're nervous to talk to me", Vanessa replied, "Most boys like you would be."
"I really, really need to......go to class."
"You sure you don't want to skip class just for a girl like me?", Vanessa replied, "That's what most of the other boys offered tosta.sh/writer/#488846308 do with me. Come on, I won't try to kill you or anything!"
"I-I'm not like the other boys", and then Coby bluntly rushed off to Gym class, leaving Vanessa with a raised eyebrow but a smirk on her face. However, she just walked away. Sometime later, after Gym Class, Coby was returning from home on the bus, much like he usually did. Except this time, when he got home, he discovered a newspaper right infront of the front door of the house. Curious, he picked it up and read the front page article, because it featured a picture of Mr. Carter on it. "This doesn't look good" Coby said to himself as he saw the headline: FAERIES ARE REAL? TEACHER SHOWS PROOF! As such, he immediately went to tell Ramon and his Great Aunt Sandra about this. Once he got there and showed it to them:
"I heard a lot of this American Dragon", Coby said in response to this, getting a bit fed up with people treating him like he can't do anything on his own, "Why....why can't I just fix this myself?"
"Because, kid", Ramon said to him, "I don't think you're good enough yet to fix stuff like this on your own. Besides, your not a dragon, it's not your job to."
"But I.....I want to."
"Oh......oh y-y-yeah......uh-huh", Coby just stood up and nodded, he was very nervous at this point;
"Heh, well, okay, then, watch we're you're going next time, alright?", Coby nodded in response, "Oh, and if you're going to the bathroom, you might wanna avoid the first stall on the row."
"You'll find out soon enough.", Devin answered with, "Anyway, I got practice to go to. See ya around.", and then Devin left. After Devin was out of the hallway, Coby just sighed of both relief because his nervousness was gone, and also guilt because he couldn't come out with his feelings towards the boy. Either way though, he had other matters to attend to, but first he noticed the zit-faced bully from earlier heading right towards him, and he immediately froze up in worry and fear a bit.
"YO, LOSER!", and the jock had Coby held up by his shirt collar within seconds, "What you doin' after school? You part of the Glee club or somethin?"
"Gimme your sixty bucks and I'll THINK about not giving you a swirly."
"You do have those sixty bucks Carter gave you, right?"
"Then gimme 'em."
"Y-y-you know, my mom is, the police chief."
"I don't care", the jock bluntly replied, "Nobody does! Your just a gay little loser who's gonna be getting a swirly in a few seconds, unless-"
"I don't have the money!"
"Well then", the jock bluntly stated, "swirly time then!", but then Coby started getting from scared to angry, not wanting his head to be dunked into a toilet, he said to the bully:
"Put me down!"
"Ha!", the jock laughed as he entered the bathroom still holding Coby by his shirt collar, "You don't get how this works. I'm the bully, you the victim. You don't have money, you get bullied."
"I said PUT. ME. DOWN."
"And I said, swirly tim-", and then the bully got kicked right in the groin by a very angry Coby, "AUGH", and he immediately dropped Coby to the ground, held his hurt groin, and kneed over in pain right infront of the stall Devin warned Coby about. Coby wasn't done yet, and he got even angrier, shockingly angry infact:
"I SAID PUT ME THE HECK DOWN YOU BIG FREAKIN' BULLY!" and then Coby started relentlessly kicking the pimple-faced boy in the groin, repeatedly. With every single kick the bully screamed more and more in pain.
"AUGH! AH! OOF! AUGH! STOP! AUGH! YOU! AUGH! AIN'T! AUGH! SUPPOSED! AH! TO! AUGH! FIGHT! AUGH! LIKE! AUGH! THIS! IT'S! AUGH! THE! OOF! OUGH! DUDE! OOAUGH! CODE!"
"I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE FREAKIN' CODE!", and then Coby gave the bully seven more straight hits to the groin before they both heard a voice;
"What's going on in there?!", Coby immediately got scared and ran out of the bathroom and back on his way to find Mr. Carter's classroom. The bully, on the other hand, tried to get up, only to have the blind Mr. Hou walk in. Obviously, Mr. Hou did not see the boy was in pain or anything, being blind, so when the groaning bully desperately moved towards him and put a hand on his shoulder, Mr. Hou went into self defense mode immediately;
"KYWAAAAAAAAAAA!", and he pushed the boy off of him and then literally jumped in the air and did a karate kick right in the boy's face. The boy fell right to the wall of the bathroom before Mr. Hou literally walked towards him on the ceiling, grabbed the boy by the chin, and threw him over to the other end of the room before doing a front flip back to the floor. After that, Mr. Hou gave the boy repeated punches all over the front of his body before finishing him with a roundhouse kick right into the first stall in the room. However, someone had removed the seat of this toilet somehow, so the boy literally fell right into the toilet bowl.
"Uggggggghhhhhh", the bully groaned, "Why", he then coughed up three of his teeth, "Why'd you do that to me?!"
"Never lay a hand on your teachers, young man", was all Mr. Hou said with a grin on his face before walking out of the bathroom;
"Wa-wait!", the bully pleaded, "I need your-AUGH, man! Someone took the seat off the toilet! Great! Now my freakin' pants are all wet!", and then suddenly the toilet began to rumbling, "Huh? Wha-what's happen-", and then the water from inside the toilet the bully was trapped in began to spring up like a water house. Showering the bully with water coming from under him, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!", and those screams could be heard even from outside at football practice. While outside, Devin and his twin (but without soul patch and with less messy hair) brother Gavin looked to eachother with smiles and bumped fists together, for their prank did indeed work. However, while they were doing that and going back off to practice, Coby was having his own issue, finding his way to Mr. Carter's office. To make things easier for himself, he turned into his Wyvern form and was using it to crawl through the air vents of the school, not wanting to risk the door being locked. Once he got above the room in the vents, he saw the picture sitting on the desk.However, also sneaking into the room through the window from outside, was the ninja girl named Vanessa. Both Coby and Vanessa made their way into the room at the same time as eachother, and there was no doubt what was going to happen in a matter of seconds.
"Oh dear, what an awkward situation", Vanessa said snarkily once they were both in the room;
"Wha-what are you doing here?"
"Well, I was coming in for my own top secret mission", Vanessa answered with, "But now, I guess my mission has changed.", she then got prepared to fight the Wyvern, getting into a proper fighting stance.
"Look, I don't wanna fight you", Coby replied, "Can you please just leave?"
"How about no?", and then the Ninja Girl just jumped right towards Coby and tried to kick him in the face. However, Coby dodged and she hit the chalkboard instead. "Oof!", was her immediately response. Coby's tail then smacked her right in the face and sent her back towards the wall when he turned to face her. Coby then tried to grab the picture and leave, but the girl came up behind him and grabbed his neck and tried to choke him with her arms. "I've got you now, you big dumb lizard!", Coby struggled to try to breathe in this fight, but eventually he managed to flip the girl over and onto the desk where she sent most of the things on said desk down to the floor. She also found her pants being ripped by the open cabinets. When she stood up, Coby was shocked to find;
"Your legs...they're tentacles?!", and he was right. Instead of legs like her costume implied, her lower body was actually like an Octopus or Squid's, her eight tentacles were all jammed into those two legs, concealed. The Ninja Girl then had a harder time making movements like a ninja so she resorted to just trying to grab Coby with her tentacles. The Wyvern boy however just flew around the cramped room and used the desks to block them. He first tried using them to shield himself, but the tentacles just broke when she hit them. Then he got an idea, "I'm sorry for hurting you but, I have no choice!", and with that he took a desk and just as a tentacle was going to grab him by the neck, he dropped the heavy desk right onto it and;
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!", was the girl's scream as her tentacle was then bruised and sore. Coby then smiled and started throwing the desks right at her. She dodged every single one she threw at him by ducking under the desk, but in doing this she found a red button with the word 'CAGE' written on it. She smirked a bit and said, "Time to end this already.", with that push of a button, just as Coby tried to lunge at her, a metal cage fell down on him and suddenly a very loud and obnoxious alarm sounded off in the enter room. Coby tried to pull himself out of the cage, but he couldn't muster up enough strength to do it at all.
"Oh no!", Coby panicked, "I'm trapped! I can't bend the bars!", he then struggled to break free once more, "I can't get outta here!", and then the tentacled girl approached him, suddenly pulling out a large scythe like weapon.
"Well", she said in a cold and menacing time, "I guess that means it's time to finally end this, by ending YOU.", Coby then tried to fire his lightning breathe at her, but she immediately blocked it with the blade of the scythe and reflected it back at him, causing him to be effected by the electricity instead;
"AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!", was Coby's response to said electricity. The girl just laughed;
"This is going to be like taking candy from a baby.", however, just as she was about to kill Coby with the scythe, which he backed away to the back of the cage from, they both heard footsteps coming towards the door, running footsteps, and they heard a voice;
"I GOT ONE, I GOT ONE!", and that was the voice of Mr. Carter, running up to open the door and see what his cage caught, with a gasp, the girl bolted out of the window without even hurting Coby any further at all. Coby himself panicked as the door opened. It wasn't very long until Mr. Carter, his two animatronic animals, and also Coby's Mother, Father and Older Brother Derreck (very similar in body build to Anthony, but has a more corporate haircut, no facial hair, and wears a cop uniform at almost all times) were all in there. Only they didn't find a Wyvern in a cage, they instead found Coby in his human form, trapped inside the cage. Needless to say, Coby's parents were very shocked at what they saw;
"What?!", Mr. Carter said in a shocked tone, "But that cage is only designed to capture magical creatures, I swear! I have no idea that boy could've gotten in there! Unless he was meddling around my classroom, just LOOK at this place! He made a wreck of this place!"
"You know", Mr. Nelson replied, "I'd like to know more about how our son, who had yet to come home, is in a cage, in your classroom."
"Yes", a completely angry Chelsea said as she turned toward a then frightened Mr. Carter, backing up to his animatronic allies, "HOW. Have you been keeping him here ALL DAY?!"
"N-n-n-no! I can explain, I can-AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!", and all Coby could do is wince as his mom began basically bringing Mr. Carter down. As Coby shielded his eyes, but peeked through them a bit, he could hear the sounds of Mr. Carter screaming in pain, being punched and kicked, and also the sound of his animatronics being torn apart by a woman's own bare hands. Sometime later, Coby was let out of the cage (obviously) and was at Great Aunt Sandra & Ramon's shop. There, as soon as he walked in, Ramon clucked out;
"Tell me you got rid of the picture!"
"Yes, I did", Coby then held up the picture, getting it from his pocket, "I grabbed it before I walked out. My mom was roughing Mr. Carter and two animatronics up pretty badly, so I guess he didn't see it in plain view."
"See", Sandra commented as she walked up and took the photo from Coby's hands, "I told you he could do it."
"Yeah well still", Ramon replied, "He's still just a trainee."
"Exactly", Sandra answered, patting Coby on the head a bit, "And that means he'll only get better, now doesn't it?"
"Maybe", Ramon replied, "Maybe."
"So, I guess this will go in the box of close call evidence.", and Sandra then went to put the photo inside of a box ontop of one of her shelves filled with various photos of actual magical creatures that almost got into the hands of the mass media. Only then though, did Coby realize something;
"Hey, ya know what, the cops that were inside with Mr. Carter were my mom, my dad, and one of my older brothers."
"Yeah", Ramon remarked, "And your point is?"
"If they were there at the school I could've just let them know about it and mom could've, well, taken are of it."
"Yeah", Sandra replied, "But would it have been as rewarding?"
"Well, no, I guess not."
"Well, we'll just leave it at that", Sandra replied, "We're still waiting on the Oracle's research to be done, and you've still got alot to learn still, so, I'd suggest you get some rest and be ready for much more rewarding things in your life.", Coby just smiled at how his Great Aunt was raising his spirits, and with his adventure of the day done and over with for now, he actually was somewhat looking forward to what lied in his future. At least, for now.