It was one of those days when nothing goes right;I was getting up from a good night's sleep by the alarm clock that read 7am.When I was going to take a shower,someone used up all of the hot water,so instead I got blasted with ice-cold water and shrieked.After covering up with a towel,I went to my room and dried off then wrapped my towel around my waist.I looked in my closet to see if I could find any clothing and luckily found my black T-shirt,my denim capri pants,and my Converse shoes.
By 7:16,I got dressed and went downstairs for breakfast.I could smell mom's delicious blueberry pancakes and her french toast with powdered sugar on the top.I sat down and started to dig into the pancakes,gobbling them down while drinking some of the orange juice.Mom told me that as soon as I get home,I had to clean the garage and wash the dishes.At 7:35,I gathered my backpack,got my school supplies,and headed out the door,telling mom that I'll be back.By 7:50,I reached the school steps and decided to head up to my first class in room 211.
Unfortunately,my way was blocked by the school bully,Francisco Torrez,the jock and meat head of the entire school.He was about 6'2'',about 250 pounds,his hair is dirty brown,wearing a letterman's jacket,and wears braces in his mouth.Francisco walked up to me and said,"Hey,chump,where ya going?"I just looked at him and told him,"I'm just trying to get to class before the second bell.So,if you could move out of my way.."Suddenly,Francisco just grabbed me by the front of my shirt,and met me by eye level and slammed my back into the locker with a look of scorn in his eyes.
"That's it!"Francisco yelled,"Tomorrow after school at 3pm!You and me!In front of the school mascot statue,be there or else!"After that,he let me go and walked away from me as the second bell rang.I was late thanks to Francisco.Later,school let out and I started the long walk home.The thought of having to fight that gorilla of a kid sent shivers down my spine.What could I do?What can I do?Just as I felt like I lost faith,I saw a huge building with different types of herbal drinks and stuff,so I decided to go inside.I approached the door and reached for the doorknob then I turned the knob and opened the door letting out a small squeak.
After I went inside,the interior smelled of cinnamon incense and flower petals.I looked around to see what they had to buy.As I looked around,I didn't notice that someone tapped me on the shoulder,causing me to turn on my heel as I faced an old woman with numerous wrinkles on her face.She had beautiful,but almost faded grayish-green eyes hiding behind her thick rimmed glasses,but the woman also had a warm smile on her face.
The woman also wore her greyish-white hair in a lovely bun with a faded blue ribbon holding it in place.The woman said,"Is there something I could help you,dear?"I looked at the woman and told her about my little tiff with "The Fang".The woman looked around and snapped her fingers then she approached a large oak shelf and reached for a little green bottle that said "Herbal Drink" then approached me again and gave it to me.I smiled and reached in my pocket to give her the money,but she raised her hand and told me that the drink was on her.
By 5:12,I finally made it home,but I got chewed out by my mom and had to be punished for about two or three weeks.Afterwards,I just did my chores and went upstairs to do my homework.I looked at the bottle and wondered if this little drink would help me with my problem with Francisco.I laid on the bed,thinking about the fight,not hearing mom calling me down for dinner three times.Then,I heard a knock on my door and heard a creak coming from it,seeing my dad's face telling me to come downstairs for dinner.I got up and headed downstairs.After dinner was over,I got ready for bed,so I laid in my bed,set the alarm,and turned off the lamp then went to sleep.
The next day,I got up and got dressed then grabbed my Herbal Drink,and went downstairs,ate breakfast,then headed out the door to school.I was hoping that I wouldn't see Francisco,but I was wrong.He,along with his jock pals,came to visit me near my locker and reminded me that when 3:00 comes,I was going to be flattened into a pancake.Francisco punched my locker and walked away as well as his pack.I sighed heavily and just went to class like nothing ever happened.
It was almost 3:00,I went to the boys' bathroom and opened the bottle.I smelled the contents and it smelled awful,like indian ink,but when I drank it,it tasted a little better than it smelled.Afterwards,I finished the entire bottle and threw it away.The final bell rang and I headed outside to face my destiny with the Fang himself,taking deep breaths to keep myself from panicking.
A crowd of kids chanted as I stepped to face off with Francisco.I could see him cracking his knuckles and having a malicious smile on his face showing off his braces.I stood in front of him,his size dwarfing mine.I felt like I wanted to throw up the Herbal Drink,but I stood firm.Suddenly,his fist made contact with my jaw,knocking me to the ground.I got up,but Francisco just grabbed me from the back of my shirt and picked me up.
Then,I got another fist to the face causing me to fly even further and made me collide with the school's mascot.I coughed as Francisco just hovered over me laughing menacingly and mockingly said,"Well,since you gave me a good show,I'll let you hit me."He pointed at his cheek.I got up slowly as my face was bruised and bloodied,I made a fist and attempted to punch the jock.
But just as I swung it at him,Francisco grabbed it and punched me in the stomach,causing me to gasp for air.I clutched my stomach and kneeled to the ground with tears streaming in my eyes.He smiled cockily and was about to deliver the final blow,when suddenly,I felt a pain in my body making me scream out in pain.
The kids looked at me thinking that Francisco did something,but he was just looking at me with a questioned stare on his face.I could hear the bones inside my body making sickening,cracking noises.My muscles started to swell,ripping my shirt and pants to shred into ribbons.I could feel strength coursing through my body,but when I looked at my skin,it felt too tight like a too small shirt and it ripped apart like wet tissue revealing black scales as it spread like wildfire.
I felt my fingers fusing themselves into a draconic like paw as my nails started to grow out into huge claws.I felt my shoes getting tight and saw the same talons grow out ripping the front of my Converse shoes and also fused into digitigrades.I felt the balls of my feet stretch out causing me to temporarily lose my balance.As my body continued to change,I took jagged breaths and wondered,"W-what's happening to me?"
I could feel a burning sensation in my back as it stretched out my torso and my spine stretched out into a vertabrae making cracking noises as it reached the base of my tailbone.I screamed out as a huge long tail burst out from the seat of my pants and gotten longer.A great pain arose inside my throat like an inferno was set in it.I tried to scream out,but a plume of fire burst forth from my mouth.
The kids backed away in terror wondering what was happening to me?I could feel my face stretch out into a strange type of snout and my nose started to shrink,leaving the nostrils flaring wildly.I felt my ears stretch out and then split into a fin,with blue webbings weaving through them.My hair started to fall out into huge clumps as two white horns started to grow out from my scalp and became more longer.I felt my neck stretch out cracking all the while while tears of pain stained my face.
Two huge bumps appeared on my back and burst out as arm like appendages with the same blue webbings weaving through the fingers.Francisco was wondering what was going on and backed away from me,but I lifted my head towards him and with a deep voice said,"You're not backing out,Frankie-boy!"Then,I could feel white spikes erupting from my head all the way down towards my back and onto my tail.
My eyes started to sting and I had to close my eyes for a moment until the pain finally went away.Afterwards,I opened my eyes again and then my transformation was almost completed;I saw blue armor plating scutes form from my throat to my underbelly and down my tail.I opened my mouth and my teeth fell out,replaced by huge razor sharp fangs.My tongue becoming thinner and more longer like a serpent's then split down the middle.I roared out signaling that my transformation was complete and looked at Francisco with a menacing look on my face then smiled.
"Look who's the big dog now?Or rather,the big dragon on campus,huh?"I gloated.Francisco and his friends just backed away as their faces turned white out of fear.Finally,they turned tail and ran off.I snarled and looked at everyone else saying,"What are you looking at?!"The kids just ran without looking back.After figuring out what happened to me,I realized that it was the Herbal Drink that transformed me into this hulking behemoth.I guess that woman had my best interest in mind,maybe she was a ...witch?