13 years old and the star of the story and an avid adventurer.
Embers brother. He's cautious and loves his sisters Ember and Breeze a lot. He's 4 years younger than Ember.
Ember's younger sister who has Down Syndrome. She is 6 years old and sweet and outgoing but also can be very stubborn. She loves her siblings a lot and doesn't have a dragon yet.
Ember's beloved Light Fury. Snowflake is 13.
Cedar's Cloudshatter. Stormy is 9.
Chapter 1. Discoveries
A young, brown haired girl and her Light Fury raced through the sky. A smaller dragon, a Cloudshatter, followed close behind. “Ember!” the Cloudshatter’s rider yelled, “Wait for me!”
“Cedar, time isn’t gonna stop, hurry up!” Ember yells back.
“Why do I always come, why can’t you take Breeze?” Cedar asked, who had finally caught up to Ember.
“Because she doesn’t have a dragon yet.” answered Ember bluntly.
“I think I’m gonna head back home, I’m tired and didn’t sleep well last night.” Cedar said firmly.
“Okay, you can go but, if I find a new dragon I’m naming it.” replied Ember.
As Cedar turned back to go to Blue Isle, Ember sped ahead. Her Light Fury, Snowflake, loved adventuring as much as Ember did. So far, they had discovered three new islands in the last year and didn’t want to stop there. She and Snowflake were going to find 7 new islands this year. Ember had started tracking this since July last year. It was now mid-August. Ember unlike her name might suggest, she didn’t like red or orange that much. In fact, she loved lavender, so much she even wore it. Her favorite dress was a lavender dress with an off-center tulip hem. She had a golden lacelike belt and there she kept a small knife and it’s sheath and a small pouch in which she kept a short pencil, an eraser, and an assortment of other items ranging from dirt to fossils and dried up leaves. Snowflake’s saddle had a hidden pocket under the seat. The contents of that pocket weren’t that much different than that of the pocket except that they had a fat journal and another knife (that one Cedar had snuck in there earlier because, in his words, “Her little knife wouldn’t do much if a wolf attacked”. Now, Cedar had never seen a wolf but had read a lot about them and didn’t want Ember to get attacked when he wasn’t there. About an hour later Snowflake and Ember saw an island. “Snowflake, let's land here,” Ember said excitedly, “I think we may have just found a new island. When they landed they were greeted by lush grass and shaded woods. “This place is beautiful.” Ember gasped. Snowflake purred her agreement. Ember reached into her saddle and pulled out her journal. She got her pencil out and first drew a map of the island. Next, she illustrated what she saw. Suddenly, a group of dragons flew over, circled, and landed. Ember quickly picked her journal up. The apparent leader had a Night Fury.
“Who are you,” he asked.
"I’m Ember,” Ember responded.
"Are you a dragon hunter,” one of the girls behind the leader asked suspiciously.
“No,” Ember quickly replied, “Do I look like a dragon hunter?”
“Astrid, calm down,” the leader said, “No you don’t, we’ve just had lots of dragon hunter attacks lately and we can never be too sure. I’m sorry for the rough way we responded at first. My name is Hiccup.”
“Hi” Ember replied meekly.
“Your dragon is pretty cool. What breed” Hiccup asked.
"She’s a Light Fury, her name is Snowflake” Ember answered politely.
"Wow, I thought that Toothless was the last in the fury kind,” Hiccup said kindly.
The dragon called Toothless walked up to Snowflake and immediately they became best friends. Soon, the two furies were in a fierce game of chase.
“Why does Toothless have a red tail fin,” Ember asked.
“A couple of years ago I shot him down, accidentally making it impossible for him to fly on his own,” Hiccup answered.
The other riders had flown off.
“We should probably get to the base,” Hiccup said.
Chapter 2: Dragons Edge
"This is our base, Dragons Edge” Hiccup proclaimed, “We found it a couple of months back and it been our home ever since.”
“Wow,” Ember said, “It’s… amazing”
They flew over to a landing area where the rest of the riders were.
“This is Astrid” Hiccup said motioning to the girl on the Deadly Nadder.
“Those are the twins, Ruffnut and Tuffnut,” he said to Ember about the boy and girl on the Hideous Zippleback.
“That is Snotlout, he has a Monstrous Nightmare named Hookfang. There’s another rider but, he’s off trying to find a new dragon that he read about.” Hiccup explained, “How did you get here?”
“A Dragon” Ember said, even though she thought that was a ridiculous question seeing as she was riding a dragon. Suddenly, Hiccup started laughing.
"I guess I should have said that differently.” Hiccup said, “I meant, this island is in the middle of nowhere, how did you find it.”
“My island is an hour flight that way,” Ember said, pointing to the west.
Ember then realized that the sun was setting and quickly told the riders that she should probably get going to get home before sundown. Then she flew off toward home.
Chapter 3: At Home
The next day, after she told Cedar about what she found she was helping her mom make bread. Her little sister, Breeze, wanted to help.
“Hi Breeze,” Ember greeted her little sister, “do you want to help?”
Breeze nodded her head. Ember found a stool and helped Breeze make the dough and then knead it.
“I like bread” Breeze stated. Breeze didn’t say much but, when she did it became quite obvious what she liked and didn’t like.
“Breeze, you can’t help with the next part,” Ember told her sister, “but, you can help with the eating of the bread”
“Ok, yeah I like that,” Breeze said. It sounded more like “Ok, yea I lie tat”. Breeze has Downs Syndrome and couldn’t always speak clearly. (note: now that you know how she speaks, I will be writing how she speaks now)
Later, when the bread was done Ember called Breeze over.
"Ember, where did you go yesterday," her mom asked, "you were gone for awhile."
"Oh," Ember started, "I found an island, it's called Dragons Edge."
"Did you name it that?"
"No the people there," Ember answered, "I think they are Berkians"
"Oh, did you get their names?"
"Yeah, the leader's name is Hiccup"
"Oh, he is the chief of Berk's son," her mom answered, "He has a Night Fury"
"Yep, he and Snowflake get along really well"
"The island is really pretty"
"Yeah, and beautiful beaches," Ember answered.
"Did you know that the Chief of Berk and your father are good friends," Ember's mom asked. Ember was the daughter and oldest child of Chief Acer of the Evergreen tribe.
"No, I didn't know that," Ember replied, "That's cool though."
By this time, Ember and her mom had cleaned up the kitchen and started on their way outside where Cedar and Breeze were playing with Stormy.
"Emba," Breeze said, "I want a dwagon"
"You can have one when you turn 8," Ember told Breeze who was 6.
"Why ca't I now," Breeze asked, seriously.
"Because you're 6" Ember responded.
"Well, I sill wan one," Breeze said sadly.
"You'll get one soon," Ember told Breeze.
In the Evergreen tribe, they believe that it is of the utmost importance when they turn 8. At 8 they can choose a dragon to name it and then learn how to ride. By 10, they have a strong bond that can't be broken, and then they are able to explore the surrounding islands. When they turn 13, the dragon rider pair will get to either customize or make their saddle. Ember decided to customize hers.
Chapter 4: Help and a Tour
Later, after Ember had cleaned up the kitchen and went outside a blue Terrible Terror flew toward her. The Terrible Terror had something tied to its leg. Ember caught it and took the thing off. She saw that it was a note. She opened it and read:
I just realized that you are Chief Acer's daughter. I'm sorry you had to go so soon but,
because you left so soon I didn't get to tell you that I am from Berk and, like you,
the chief's child. If you ever need any help, feel free to terror mail me (that's how I sent you the letter).
She took the note and put it in her room. A few weeks later, a small ship was spotted on the horizon. The whole island was busily preparing for the arrival. Visitors were rare for the Blue Isle and when there were the Evergreen tribe was busy as a hive of bees. all the sudden they realized that this was not a friendly ship. It was the Dragon Hunters. Ember remembered the note she had gotten from Hiccup and sent a terror mail to him and his riders. Soon, the riders were there. 15 whole minutes before the Dragon Hunters. Immediately, the riders sprung into action. When they had defeated the hunters, Ember showed them around the island. When they got to her house, the riders where astounded. A small rock path led to some wooden steps that ended at a small house built into the side of a mountain. The house was brightly painted with blues, greens, purples, and oranges. Around the house was a log fence and a large wolf-like dog behind it. The dog gave a short bark and wagged it's tail. There was a large garden overflowing with large fruit and vines. The garden had a rock wall around it. The grass around the house and the garden was a bright shade of green.
"Wow," the dragon rider named Fishlegs said, "how did you get this grass so green?"
"We use a fertilizer made of manure and kitchen scraps," Ember replied, "then we put it in a box with worms. About a month later we have really good soil. Would you like some?"
"Yes," Fishlegs answered excitedly, "I have a garden and need more soil. Thanks!"
"Who's the dog," Astrid asked.
"That's Tundra," Ember replied, "there's another, Alpine, but, she's inside."
"What type of dog are they," Hiccup asked.
"They're a husky-wolf hybrid," Ember answered.
"How did you get them," Fishlegs asked.
"There is a family that raises huskies," Ember explained, "One of their huskies escaped and mated with a wolf. The husky was found and later gave birth to wolf-huskies. I got two of them."
"Humph, like that's possible," said Snotlout, proudly.
"My dogs are the proof," Ember quickly retorted, "and there are five others."
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