Colton's Pocket Dragon, Book 2: Iggy The Bigfoot

Colton's Pocket Dragon, Book 2: Iggy The Bigfoot

by Rebecca Massey

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ISBN-13: 9781481740258
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

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Colton's Pocket Dragon

Book 2 Iggy The Bigfoot


By Rebecca Massey, Joshua Allen

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2013 Rebecca Massey
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4817-4025-8


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CHAPTER 1

If you find a dragon, consider yourself lucky, because of all the children on earth, he's picked you to be his friend. Strong and true your friendship will be, so when he flies back to his world, please don't cry, for he will return again to fly with you.

"Hooray!" He said, jumping up and down. "Another egg to care for! I might be seeing Kolta again after all!"

Colton picked up the egg, slipped it into his pocket, and then quickly ran home. He closed his bedroom door and very carefully took the white, red-spotted egg out of his pocket and placed it under the pillow. Colton crawled into bed and dozed off with thoughts of Kolta and the new egg he had just found. He could hardly wait for another exciting adventure.

The next morning, the sun's rays glistened through the bedroom window, waking Colton. He quickly peeked under his pillow; nope, it wasn't a dream after all. The egg was really there. He quickly got dressed and then picked up the red-spotted egg and slipped it into his shirt pocket. He ran out of the house, racing down the sidewalk to the park. At the big tree, he sat down on the grass and took the egg from his pocket. He laid it down gently, making sure it was in the sun to keep it warm. Colton leaned back against the tree and gazed around the park, thinking, How boring this place is compared to the magic of Dragon Land.

Several hours had passed when Colton realized it was almost dark, so he scooped up the egg, put it in his pocket, and walked straight home. In his bedroom, he took the egg from his pocket and placed it under his pillow. Then he crawled into bed and drifted off to sleep, dreaming of Kolta and the new egg he had just found.

A few days later as Colton was walking to the park, he could feel movement in his pocket. "Oh boy!" he yelled. "My egg! Today might be the day it hatches." He raced to the big tree, took the egg from his pocket, and gently laid it on the grass. Then he flopped down on the ground beside the egg and raised his feet in the air, swinging them back and forth, watching and waiting for the new baby to emerge.

Hours passed before he saw the first crack. "Yahoo!" yelled Colton. "It's going to hatch!" And just then, the shell fell apart. He was very surprised to see what popped out in plain view. Smiling up at him was a little, pink girl dragon. How cute, Colton thought. He gently scooped up the baby dragon and said, "You sure are a cute little dragon. What's your name?"

The pink dragon looked up at Colton with her big, blue eyes, batted her long eyelashes, and sadly said, "I don't have a name."

Colton thought for a moment and then asked, "How about Anayis?"

She smiled and fluttered her pink wings and said, "That's a pretty name."

Colton promised Anayis he would take care of her the same way he had taken care of Kolta—until she could blow fire and take care of herself. Carefully, Colton picked up Anayis, put her in his shirt pocket, and started walking home. Anayis peeked through the buttonhole of the pocket as Colton walked down the sidewalk to his house.

In his bedroom, he sat Anayis on the bed and told her, "Stay here. I'll be right back." Colton went to the kitchen and grabbed a box of cereal from the cupboard. When he returned to the bedroom, he found Anayis jumping up and down on the bed, singing. Colton smiled to himself and laid a handful of cereal on the bed. He watched the pink dragon bounce over to the cereal.

"What's that?" she asked.

"Dragon food," Colton said.

She smelled the cereal and then picked up a piece and popped it into her mouth. "Yummy!" she said. Colton stood watching Anayis while she finished every bite. Then she rubbed her tummy and yawned.

"It's night-night time for you," Colton told her. He picked up Anayis and laid her on the pillow. Colton then crawled into bed and gently rubbed her pink head until she closed her eyes. Colton lay there staring at the ceiling, thinking about Kolta and how he missed Dragon Land. Before long, he dozed off into La-La Land.

The next morning, Colton rolled over to look at Anayis. She was smiling at him with her pink hands open. He jumped out of bed, grabbed the box of cereal, and poured until her hands were full. While Anayis ate, Colton got dressed. Then he picked up his backpack, opened his hands, and said, "Are you ready?"

Anayis jumped into Colton's hands and said, "Let's go!" He put Anayis in his shirt pocket and then ran out of the house and down the sidewalk to the big tree.

Two days later while Colton and Anayis were playing in the park, chasing each other around, Anayis yelled out to Colton, and fire shot out of her mouth for the first time.

"Oh boy! Fire! You have your fire!" exclaimed Colton. "That means now you can fly."

Anayis ran to Colton and said, "Hop on!" Colton jumped onto Anayis's back, and up and away they flew, soaring around the park, invisible to everyone below.

"Oh boy! This is so much fun. I'm flying again!" Colton held his arms straight out and yelled, "Weee!"

Colton looked down and saw people pointing toward the sky. He told Anayis to fly above them and watch their faces. She circled around and around, above their heads, laughing. "I wish I had a camera," Colton said. "Look at the expressions on their faces! They can hear us but can't see us."

Anayis soared around the park once more and then landed by the big tree. Colton hopped off and sat down by the tree. He patted the grass and said, "Come sit beside me." Anayis sat down beside him and crossed her pink legs, swinging them up and down, gazing up at the clear blue sky. Colton lay down on the grass to think and then said, "Let's plan a flying adventure."

"Flying adventure?" Anayis asked. "Where shall we go?"

Colton thought for a few moments. "Let's go in search of a bigfoot."

"A bigfoot!" she said. "What's a bigfoot?

Colton explained, "It's a hairy creature that looks like a man."

"Eek!" screamed Anayis. "It seems scary, but let's go find one anyway. I'm ready if you are."

"First we need a good night's sleep," Colton said. "We'll go in the morning, because it might be a long trip before we find one." Colton jumped up and jokingly said, "You know, we dragons need our rest."

He picked up Anayis, and just like magic, she became small enough to fit back into his shirt pocket. Colton then walked home, straight to his room, and quietly closed the door. He took Anayis from his shirt pocket and sat her on the pillow. Then he changed into his pajamas and crawled into bed. He rubbed Anayis's head until she closed her eyes and fell asleep.

Colton was so excited about their upcoming flying adventure that he had trouble falling asleep. Finally, he began to yawn, and then he closed his eyes and dreamt of flying over the woods, looking for a bigfoot, and seeing his pocket dragon Kolta again.

The next morning, Colton opened one eye and saw the sun streaming through the window. He reached over to tickle the bottom of Anayis's little, pink foot and said, "It's time to fly, sleepyhead."

Anayis giggled, kicking her feet. Then she sat up and looked at Colton with her big, blue eyes. "I'm hungry," she said. Colton jumped out of bed and got some cereal for her. He then sat down on the edge of the bed to tie his shoes. When Anayis had finished all her cereal, she jumped onto Colton's back, knocking him to the floor.

"Hey, come on, Anayis! Quit joking around. We're wasting valuable time." Colton then picked up Anayis, and—poof!—like magic she was small enough to fit into his shirt pocket again. He grabbed his backpack and raced out the front door and down the sidewalk, heading for the big tree. Anayis watched through the buttonhole of his pocket. When Colton got to the tree, he took Anayis out of his pocket and sat her on the grass. Poof!—she was big again.

"Hurry and hop on! I can hardly wait to go on our flying adventure!" she said. "We can fly around the park a couple of times before we go searching for a bigfoot." Colton hopped on Anayis's back, and up, up, and away they flew, circling the park.

"This is so much fun! Weee!" Colton's voice echoed as they zoomed off into the wild blue yonder. "I'm not sure which way we need to go," he said.

He looked at the horizon and saw some large pine trees in the distance, on a high mountain. "Let's go that way," he said, pointing.

"Okay, hold on tight, Colton," Anayis said as she zoomed toward the trees. A few minutes later, she was circling over the treetops, looking for a safe place to land.

"There! Over there!" said Colton. "I see a small clearing." Anayis slowly soared down through the pine trees, dipping a little to the right to miss a pointy tree branch.

"Careful!" Colton yelled. "There's another tree branch on the left." Pow! Anayis flew right into the branch. "Ouch!" Colton exclaimed.

"Are you okay?" Anayis asked.

"Yep, I'm fine. It's just a little scratch," he replied.

Carefully, Anayis landed on the ground, and then Colton jumped off and said, "Whew! That was a tough landing with all those tree branches sticking out, but you did a good job."

Anayis curtsied and then bowed.

Colton stood in the clearing, looking around the wooded area, trying to decide which way they should go. "Well, Anayis, which way do you think we should start walking?"

"I don't know," Anayis said as she looked around the gloomy, dark forest.

"How about that way?" He pointed. "It looks like a good bigfoot path," Colton said.

"Okay, let's go," Anayis said.

Colton led the way down the dense, tree-lined path. Anayis followed behind, turning her head from side to side. "Colton, I'm scared!" she said. Then she ran and jumped onto Colton's back, wrapping her pink arms around Colton's face.

"Anayis, I can't see! Your hands are covering my eyes," Colton said.

"Oh, I'm sorry," Anayis said. She shifted her hands a little. "Is that better?"

"Yes," he replied. "Hey, this sure is a switch; I'm usually the one riding on your back," laughed Colton.

Colton continued following the dark, tree-lined path deeper into the mountains while Anayis held tight around his neck. She was chattering away like a magpie about any and everything she could think of because she was so scared.

Colton whispered, "Shhh! I think I hear something."

"What do you hear?" she whispered in his ear.

"I can hear something or someone sobbing over by those trees," Colton said.

Colton then squatted behind a bush and peeked through the branches. "I think it might be a bigfoot. Wow—look over there! Did you see that?" Colton whispered.

"Where? I don't see anything," she replied.

Colton pointed to a tall pine tree and said, "I think I see something peeking around that tree."

Anayis focused her big, blue eyes on the tree Colton was pointing to, and sure enough, she saw something move too. In a whisper, she said, "Do you really think that's a bigfoot?"

"I don't know," Colton replied. "There it is again!" he exclaimed. "I think it is a bigfoot! Anayis, you jump down and stay here while I crawl a little closer for a better look." Colton then quietly crawled closer and lay down on the damp pine needles to watch the tree. Suddenly, he felt something grab hold of his leg. He held his breath and slowly turned around to see Anayis smiling at him. "Whew! I thought some beast had grabbed me."

"No, it's just me," she said, smiling.

Colton turned back around to watch the tree again while Anayis lay on her belly, flipping pine needles with her pink finger. "Be quiet," Colton whispered. He reached up to hold the limbs farther apart, to have a better view of the tree where the sound was coming from. He couldn't see anything, but he could hear whimpering. What could be behind that tree? he wondered.

Colton decided he needed to say something. "Why are you crying?" Just then, the crying suddenly stopped. "My name is Colton, and this is my pocket dragon, Anayis. We want to be your friends."
(Continues...)


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