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“It‘s really not all that big of deal.” Sirius muttered to himself looking his best non-dragon friend, Brine the wizard petted his rival. The furry demon gave him a devilish glance as the young warlock stroke him for doing as he was told. “ So, he did a little trick, anyone could do that!” He fussed jealously. Brine was so enwrapped in scratching the little hair ball’s belly, he didn’t heard Sirius’ complaints.

“Uh, hello? I can I get a little attention here?” the dragon huffed. Yet again there was no response. Brine cradle the fuzz ball in his skinny arms. Sirius was sicken by this sight. What so great about that walking rug? That fool had a lot of nerve inviting him over for dinner and then spending half the time glued to that thing! His stomach rumbled a bit, only then did Brine look up.

“Oh, I’m sorry, Sirius.” He apologized. “I’ll go and get your dinner.” Sirius began to sink his crawls into the hardwood floors with sub push irritation. “It’s alright, man.” He said grinding his teeth. “Who cares if I’m about starve half to death? Just ignored the cries of hunger from my gut, just like you been ignoring me this whole night.”

“I promise I’ll me it up to you.” The wizard pleaded. “How about a some apple and sushi? I know it‘s your favorite.” Sirius frowned up his face, Brine knew very well that he had ‘condition’ when it comes to apples. However, before he could object, his snarling stomach answered for him. “I’ll take that as a ‘yes.’” Brine said going into the kitchen.

“Now it just me and you.” Sirius said to the golden fiend. It looked at him with big, deep brown eyes that shone of innocence and youthful cuteness as if to say, “Nah, nah, nah, Brine spends more time with me. He loves me more. You’re let yourself go, but I won’t.” Sirius couldn’t believe how resentful he was of such a soft and squishy creature, but he couldn’t help it. Ever since Brine first brought that dang thing from the pet store, it‘s been “ Dakota this, Dakota that, Dakota is so smart , Dakota is the greatest friend in the world,” round the clock. “Dumb dog.” He scorned at it.

Brine came out moments later with the food. “Here’s some for Sirius,” He announced plainly setting the plate in front of the famished dragon. “And some for my little buddy.” He place the bowel down to fluffy imp. “I thought I was your little buddy?” Sirius sulked half insulted.
Brine laughed as he finish his food. “Sirius, I don’t know if you’ve notice, but you can’t really be anybody’s little anything.” Anger flashed into Sirius’ eyes. “ What‘s that‘s suppose mean? We can‘t all be puppy dog petite you know!”

Brine could feel the ferociousness in his speech. “Easy there, big fellow.” He said trying to pacify him. “ I love all of my beasts of burdens equally, well semi-equally.“ Sirius took this to the highest degree of offense.
“Beast of burden, huh? Is that what I am to you now?”

He clean his plate and stomped off with the earth shaking as he left. His best friend, Shelby the sea dragon was out for a her evening waddle. “Hey, what’s with the sour look?” She asked him as he nearly walked right pass her. “Did Merlin in there feed you fish again?”

Sirius gave her a irked look and went on explaining how Brine mistreated him. “Are you sure?” She said slightly giggling at him. “Don’t you think you might be over reacting? Because it sounds like to me that someone might feeling just a bit green-eyed?” “I’ve always had green eyes, not that that brat in there would notice!” Sirius corrected. Shelby could hold her amusement no longer. “I mean you’re jealous of the way cares for that little-” Sirius cut her off before she could finish. “Dragons don’t feel jealous or ‘green-eyed’ as you so bluntly put it. It doesn’t matter that Brine and I knew each since we were young and that he loves that whiny cotton ball more than he loves me.”

Shelby sighed. “Sirius, I’ve also known you since we were young and I know that when you’re jealous you flick your tongue.” “I do not!” Sirius denied pushing his tongue back into his mouth and tread heavily off to his lair.

The next morning, Brine came with a peace offering. “I’m sorry about upsetting you last night, you’re not just some beast. You’re a uh,-” He paused for a moment in fear of saying the wrong thing again. “I bought you some roasted meat.” “Food?” Sirius huffed once more. “You think that I’m so gluttonous that food would make things magically go away? Well, it’s not! But to prove my annoyance I’m gonna take the pity gift anyway.” He took the food and turned his back on Brine without a single thank-you.

“I’ll take you to do that thing you always wanted to do since we were young, but never got around to.” the warlock bargained. This peak Sirius’ interest and his face light up. “You mean you’re taking me to Vegas?!” Brine half-smiled at his scaly friend silliness and patted him on the head. “No, lizard, I’m taking you camping.”

Sirius jumped up with joy, he could finally send time with his best mammal friend. This rise of excitement was shatter the day of the trip when Brine had tagged the silky devil along with him. “What is that doing here!?” Sirius exclaimed harshly. “I can’t go camping without my little buddy, Sirius.” Brine said letting the little kiss-up lick him on the face. “Besides you don’t mind do you?” Sirius was so jealous at this point that his skin flashed yellow for a moment. “No not at all.” He said trying not to scream. “Dog is man’s best friend right? Will you excuse me for a moment.” He then flew off to a high mountain peak and roared his head off to curse his wetted-nosed competitor.

Brine had a fire going upon his return to the campsite. “You started a fire without me?” Sirius said nearly hoarse from all the roaring. “Dakota bought me lots of fire wood. He did a good job.” Brine answered rubbing his animal companion’s head. “He did a good job,” Sirius mocked under his breathe. “Good job, Dakota. Way to go, Dakota .” Brine could hear Sirius’ griping, and felt guilty about not letting him aid in the preparation of the fire. “Why don’t you go and get us a rabbit for the strew?” the young man suggested. A hint of spite gleamed in the dragon’s eyes, he would catch a rabbit to prove his superiority over the barking monster.

Unfortunately, hare hunting was harder than Sirius first thought. The hoping creatures were bounce just about out of his reach. Traps and surprise acts were futile, plus his size didn’t help much either. His appetite and fatigue were tormenting him, he couldn’t take anymore of this nonsense. “Stupid rabbits!” He pouted. “Stupid, stupid rabbits! I hate these rabbits so much right now!” He came back to the campsite empty handed only to find Brine cooking a plump rabbit on the fire. “Look what Dakota caught me.” He said proudly. “He’s such a good boy. How about you go to the river and fish us some trout to go with the rabbit.”

Again, Sirius’ hide fade from aqua and jade green with turquoise-colored feathers to a envious pus yellow. He drove his mighty claw in the water to scoop out a fish, but the slippery rascal slide right through his talons. He sighed and dripped into rapids for a second try only to seize a slightly punier fish. At the base camp, however, Sirius’ elfin prize was overshadowed by a huge whopper baking in the fire.

“Let me guess, Dak-ota right?” Sirius retorted. Brine nodded as he seasoned the fish and said “He such a good dog, Sirius.” “That is it!” the dragon thought to himself. “Fido is going bye-bye tonight!”

Brine divided the fish and rabbit among the three of them once their were both finish. “This taste kinda of funny.” Sirius said munching on the fish. “What’s in it?” “Just some cheddar and apples seasoning in the batter.” the young man shrugged. Sirius could feel his stomach curled up in a knot. “You know I can‘t eat that stuff!” He murmured. His gut felt like a was scarred with acids and he spent a whole hour in the outhouse afterwards.

The brat didn’t even have sense to ask if he was alright, he just played with the slobbering beast and went to bed. This infuriated Sirius even more and only provoked him to do the unthinkable. “That’s it hound-dog!” He bellowed clutching the puppy. “There’s only room for only one ’Top Dog’ around here and that’s is yours truly!” He flung the pooch into cage and left him in the darken forest alone. A cunning grin slither on his face as he made his way back to the camp.

It did not take long before Brine to notice the absent of the whimpering demon the next morning. “Sirius, how you seen Dakota?” He asked pulling back the tears. Guilt smack Sirius like a brick. “No, man,” He gulped. “He must have chase after a white jackrabbit or something.” Never before had Sirius seen this sensitive side to the wizard before. He wouldn’t speak nor would he eat any food Sirius offered him. “Oh, come on kid,” Sirius said feeling lower than an ogre’s gut. “It’s a dumb mutt.” When heard sound that appear to be laugher coming from the magician it lifted the dragon’s spirits, but they turned out to be muffed sobs. “My puppy!” Brine wailed as if he were a young babe. “Forget about ’my puppy!” Sirius snapped. Finally he came to the decision that sniffing urchin was dearer to Brine than he would ever be and went to go release it from it‘s prison. Yet, upon his dismay, the dog was gone.

“Oh, no, no, no, no!” Sirius screeched shaking the cage. “Brine is gonna kill me!” He travel to the riverbank and blew on his magic shell that would Shelby find him. “What?” the sea dragon hissed. “You better have a good excuse for dragging me up here, you interrupt my sunbathing.” Sirius’ face paled. “I lost the mutt! You got to help me find him, Shel!” He said at her webbed feet begging. “If you don’t Brine is gonna hate and then I’ll have to go back to going to sleep with one eye open again! Plus, he might even get the impression that I was jealous of that fuzz ball.” Shelby just gave him whack on the head with her flipper and said: “You were jealous, you psycho!” “Yeah, but I don’t want him to know! Please, Shelby baby!” Sirius repeatly begged. He was stubborn and the sea serpent knew he would be unrelenting in his attempts for pity. “Fine,” She surrendered. “But if I get tan lines it’ll be your head!”

The two dragons scanned up and down for the missing puppy, but he was no where to be found. They retired to the campground to a teary eye Brine. Sirius flopped at his ankles and confess to his dirty deed. “Why would you be jealous of Dakota?” Brine inquired bewildered. “It wasn‘t what you might call jealousy.” “I’d called it jealousy.” Shelby interjected. “Stay out of this, girl!” Sirius sassed and then went back to sniveling. “Brine, I never meant to hurt Dakota, it just ya never rubbed my belly! Or let me sleep in a tiny house outside! Or let one rip and blamed it on me!”

The fuzzy imp, whose irksome cuteness disrupted Sirius’ bawling, jumped into Brine’s arms with a plump duck in his mouth. “Dakota, you’ve come back!” the wizard cheered. “And you bought us lunch! You’re the best friend a wizard can have.” Sirius’ jaw drop to the ground. “I just can‘t win! ” He sulked. Shelby was on the ground laughing her head off, she was never gonna let him live this down. The miserable mogul came licked Sirius on the cheek. “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” the dragon yielded. “You’re cute. Ya don’t have to rub it in.”

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Mustang21 said...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 8:52 am
mudpuppy replied...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm
Thank you! I'm flattered by your comment. :D
Fizza_98 said...
Oct. 31, 2011 at 1:40 am
nice one. :) :)
mudpuppy replied...
Oct. 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Thank you so much! :D
Zazawish777 said...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm
I realy like this~ great job. I like your idea for the kids book.
mudpuppy replied...
Oct. 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Thanks, I know that the formatting is kind of hard to read, but I'm glad you like the story anyway despite that. :) And I hope agents and a publishing house said that they like it too. :)
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm
i like the voice that's in here. i noticed you said that this is for little kids and it will be really interesting for them. the name Sirius is an attractive, appropriate one for this character. keep writing and good job! the only thing i want to point out is that you should use proper grammar ALL the time with the exception of dialogue. it's okay to say "gonna" when someone is speaking...but not in the actual body of the story. i don't mean to sound picky but even if you want a casual tone with... (more »)
mudpuppy replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Thanks for the advice! :)
deanycar said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Awesome story!  Voice of your writing is amazing.  I throughly enjoyed it! 
mudpuppy replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Thank you so much for reading it! :)
Still_Waters26 said...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Love it love it LOVE IT!! Keep up the good work!! This is really good.
mudpuppy replied...
Aug. 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Thank you.
monalisa1 said...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm
this was very funny. i really like  this story. you have a great imagination. it was refreshing to read something so oringial. keep up the good work.
mudpuppy replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 9:55 am
Thanks, best friend!
Brie316 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm
this is sooo great,keep it up!!!
mudpuppy replied...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm
Thank you. :)
A_Dreamer said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm
I agree with PocelainShadow, it would a great kid's book. :) Keep up the great work!
mudpuppy replied...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm
Thank you! Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
PorcelainShadow said...
Jul. 16, 2010 at 11:44 am
this was very entertaining! i also think it would do well as a childs book(:
mudpuppy replied...
Jul. 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Thanks! I can't wait to put the new installsment on here! :)
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