Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Argueta123 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Hoard

By Argueta123 All Rights Reserved ©

Humor / Fantasy

A New Arrival

Honestly, I’m not really sure how I came into possession of a dragon. At first, I thought I’d been robbed. My door knob and lock had been ripped from my front door. My spare change jar had disappeared from the computer desk. The watch that my abuela had given me, and I had forgotten on the kitchen counter, had also vanished. Worst of all, my Spanish coin collection had been ripped from the case mounted on my living room wall. I’d scoured my downstairs and began dialing 911 as I scaled the stairs, using my long legs to skip two or three stairs at a time. And at the top of the stairs, what was gnawing on a Spanish doubloon?

A dragon, a green dragon, its vibrant violet eyes piercing my plain blue eyes, was chewing on my rather expensive doubloon. It had a tiny purple stripe of fur that lead from the top of its head to a very bushy tail that bristled as I stared. The coin fell from his razor sharp, black teeth, and its paper thin wings spread open. I should have been terrified, but the little shit was so small. It was only four feet long and about two feet tall. Its underbelly showed as it stood on its hind legs. Behind the adorable beast was my valuables, in a neat pile, the little bugger's hoard. I nudged the brightly colored little beastie with my steel toed boot, and it fell over with a pathetic attempt at a roar. Then it started biting at my blue jeans as I started to clean up the mess it had made. It squeaked and squawked angrily as I put everything back into place and mulled over what I would do with a stray dragon off it's leash.

I sat for a while, staring at the creature. It hopped around and made seemingly angry noises at me, an intruder in it's new nest. I pursed my lips and ran my fingers through my hair as if that would give me some grand idea. I murmured, “I hope you’re not nocturnal…” because obviously I just wanted to sleep, and this little fucker better not ruin my sleep. I cocked my head to the side and asked, “Do you sleep?” as if the thing could answer back. “What do you eat?” I sighed. “Do you need to pee or something?” Already exasperated by new pet, because keeping the thing seemed logical at the time, I threw my hands in the air and stood to go take a shower. The dragon jumped back and squeaked in terror of my sudden movement.

I turned the water on to scalding hot, just the way I like it. I stripped and took out my hair. I looked into the bath, and the small dragon was splashing around the tub and squawking up a storm. I sighed and climbed in after the dragon, careful not to step on it.

Later that night, I started to cook the deer I’d shot and butchered a few days ago. The tiny dragon squeaked and squawked as it darted between my legs while I tenderized the meat. I tossed it a scrap, and it gulped it down. As I cooked, I tossed the imp scraps until it stopped begging. I fried up some veggies with my deer meat. Then I sat down to watch TV when I finished cleaning the dishes. There wasn’t anything on the news about a missing dragon. I don’t know why I thought there would be. I looked over at the tiny beast. It was sticking it’s head under the cushions, pulling out spare change. I sighed in irritation. I knew this thing would be the end of me and my sanity.
Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

CurlyRed: I read this entire book in just under 4 hours I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! i found myself emotionally attached to the characters and making personal connections that i had never experienced before while reading a book! I was constantly wanting to read more, every chapter left me on a cliff hanger tha...

Arabella: The catchy blurb caught my attention. The story is creepy but I would not qualify it as a horror story. The characters are likeable and I’m impatiently waiting for new stories from Obsidian Fae.

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

diabolka: This book is a fascinating twist on mythology, fantasy and romance genre. The author has done a fantastic job combining Greek mythology with a modern day twist, tying in a plot that offers twists and turns that are both expected and unexpected. The hero, Ross, and heroine, Antara, are complex, ...

Mourn8220House: When first reading "Avarice," I thought it would be another fairytale but I was taken back the author's approach and choice of ending. There is little to be said for the story and overall plot besides the sudden twists and speculation, other than that I do not want to ruin a fantastic tale, you m...

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

Pille: I have never read a ... werewolf/urban fantasy/any other genre ... story with this brutal honesty about kidnapping and mafia. It was a chilling experience but you also managed to write it as the best thriller and also give it a happy end. I must praise you for the amazing writing skills you have...

Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...

More Recommendations

spec4huff: Thank you for creating this world. I am a 6'3" veteran that thinks himself tough. But the piece of literature you have created made me misty eyed on a number of occasions. I want a love like this. Thank you again, I would totally buy this book and hopefully the sequels to this ever enchanting lov...

spooky jedi: Love your story!I really hope more people read this story!Its amazing!! The plot is very unique and different, which is very good to have in a world full of stories. You have very complex and intellectual plot line, with your many loveable character and that hint of 'will they, won't they' is ju...

Theresa Alley: right from the start it is of the genre I love!! And it doesn't slow down from there!! I love that it kept me reading til I had no more story left to read!! I finished it in one day!! love this book!! looking forward to more from this author, if not about ASTA, more of the same style!! PLEASE!!!???

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...