The Dirt Bike Knight part 7

“My beloved, a vacation is exactly what we need. Our daughter is old enough to look after the kingdom. Besides the young fellow will protect her, should the need arise.”

“I don’t know George. Our baby, we can’t just leave her behind.”

“Attend me young Race.” George said.

Race looked questioningly at the princess. She shrugged. Slowly he got up and walked back toward the throne room. Elegance followed behind him, more curious than concerned. The Queen was reclined on her cushion and George was beside her. When he walked in the room, George stood to his full height, wings slightly flared open.

“Race kneel before me. Do you swear to protect our daughter from harm? Do you swear to uphold her honor from abuse?”

“Dadsey!” Elegance screached. George winced slightly before continuing on. The Queen hissed Elegance to silence. A king should never be interrupted during a knighting.

“Repeat after me. I, Race, swear to uphold and protect Princess Elegance from any and all harm or threat of harm. I will serve the kingdom of Keystone and obey it’s king and queen.”

Race squeezed his eyes shut but stumbled through the oath. Finally he was finished. George laid a cold metal sword againt his shoulders. He was glad he was kneeling, he wasn’t sure how steady his feet and knees would have been seeing that huge sword swung in his direction.

“Arise Sir Race, Dirt Bike Knight of  the Kingdom Keystone.”

And so concludes the first adventure of the Dirt Bike Knight. I will continue with another story later. Besides we have Portland to explore and those grandparents to find. I hope you have enjoyed the tale. Cheers, james

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The Dirt Bike Knight part 6

“A commercial airplane is an object. A huge metal bird like thing that flies and moves people from place to place.”

“Wow, that sounds a little too fanstic to believe. If you didn’t want to tell me, you could have said so. Huge flying metal bird, yeah right.”

“Says the girl with dragon parents.”

She glared at him. A smile tilted the corner of her mouth. He wiggled an eyebrow and she swallowed a chuckle.

“Okay, point taken. So what else is there in Portland? What about your betrothed, surely she’ll be worried about you?”

“Betrothed? You mean girlfriend? I’m single, my last girlfriend dumped me for some jerk. One of the awesome things about Portland is I don’t know. I ‘ve never been before. A far away place that seemed like a good place to go.”

“Huh? I thought you lived in Portland?”

“I’m trying to get there or I was until I met you. Remember I asked you for directions. What is your name by the way?”

“Yeah, uh sorry about that. Elegance, I know, but Mumsey wanted something princessie.”

“George, shh the children will hear.” The queen giggled, shushing him.

The Dirt Bike Knight part 5

“My beloved queen will you walk the gardens with me?” George winked at her.

“I would love to my king.”

Race was baffled, what the hell? Talk about your 180s. The king escorted the queen out of the room. Race shook his head. He glanced at the princess.

“Sorry about that, they always go loveydovey after a fight. I can’t imagine going from so mad you could roast something to that. I’m starved, wanna get your chow on?”

“Sure, I guess. Portland can wait.” He followed her down a hallway into a huge kitchen.

“Who is Portland and why are they so important?” She gathered a plate with fruit, cheese, bread, meat and some jars. She flopped down at the high bar. He sat across from her. She pushed the plate between them.

“Portland is a place, not a person. And I have to meet my grandparents there. They flew in from out of town.”

“Try the plum sauce on the duck. It is to die for.” She handed him a spoon and pointed to a small jar.

“So what are grandparents? Are they dragons too, silly, they must be how else would they fly.”

“They are my dad’s parents. He’s long gone, but they were always there for me. This is really good, I’ve never tried duck before. No they are flying on a commerical airplane.”

“What kind of animal is that?”

Dirt Bike Knight part 4

“My sweet child are you alright?” George asked.

“I am okay now. ” she answered.

“I said I was ..”

“Now dearest, allow me to explain. The young man thought he was acting honorably. He comes from the outside. You know they don’t believe in us anymore. And we should pity him, living in a world without magic.”

“George he attacked our baby. He should be toasted roasted into oblivion. I saw him grab her arm, yelling at my poor terified baby. And it looks human now, but when I saw it, it droned like a bee and it’s head was giganitic in relation to the rest of it. Please just kill it George, before it hurts my baby.”

Race swallowed he wasn’t going to Portland. He was going to be toast.

“Maddy, Maddy, my beloved queen he is human. He wears a suit and helmut for protection, so he may safely ride that contraption. Its armour, my beloved, nothing more.”

“Mumsey he did stop to help me when I hit the tree limb. He didn’t hurt me and Dadsey shouldn’t make him into toast. Besides he’s kinda cute.” She winked at him.

Race wished he could vanish. The princess didn’t seem so crazy and she thought he was cute. He froze the queen had that scary look in her eyes.

“Do you have a name human male?”

“Race, your highness.”

Dirt Bike Knight part 3

“Hush your mumbling. If I was going to drop you I would have already. It is only the wind causing the bumps.”

“Thank you, sir.”

Race opened his eyes to the wonder of flight. The closest he’d come was the high jumps on his bike.

“This is incredible. I’ve never flown before.”

“Yes well don’t get to used to it. We’re here.”

The dragon folded his wings and the earth rushed to meet them. At the last moment, the wings opened parachuting them safely down. He checked the bike, luckly it hadn’t been damaged.

“George!” A roar came from the huge mansion.

“Coming dear.” The dragon bumped him forward. “Come along, she doesn’t like to be kept waiting.”

The grounds were huge bursting with flowers, fruit and perfumed the very air. Race slowed taking it in. Fountains flowed adding to the ambienance. Wind chimes tinkled and chimed in the background, stirred by the breeze.

“This is incredible. How is possible?”

“Standard garden magic, don’t your gardens have it?”

“Magic doesn’t exist where I come from. We have science but nothing like this.”

“George” the roar was drawn out and he winced.

“Oh we’re in for it now. Let me do the talking.”

They entered through a side door, Race left the bike and helmut, at the dragon’s urging. A short walk brought them into a huge room, tapestries, and paintings dripped from the walls. A green dragon reclined on a huge pile of pillows. A throne beside her was occupied by the princess.

“Well what do have to say before I toast you for a snack?” The lady dragon roared at him.

The Dirt Bike Knight part 2

Frustrated he growled grasping her hand. She jerked away from him and ran straight into the monster. Sharp claws tipped scaly arm like limbs, closed around the girl. He knew she was done for.

“Mumsey, there is a horrible creature after me.” She hugged the creature, body wracked by her sobs.

Race felt his jaw drop. Mumsey? Oh hell. Fierce yellow eyes speared him. He kicked the bike into gear, it leapt to life under him. Soon he felt safe enough to look back. Nothing disturbed the brush and all was quiet except the drone of his bike.

He figured he was several miles away from the strange girl and her monster. He stopped for a drink, the gas gauge indicated he was low. The gas can was still in place and he poured it in. After he filled the bike, he noticed the can was still full. Strange the gas gauge had read nearly empty. He strapped it back in place.

He put on his helmet and prepared to crank up. He was snatched up bike and all. The ground was getting further and further away. He fought the scream in his throat. No way he was going to scream like a little girl. Claws held him secure for the moment, fear painted nasty pictures of a long fall and the sudden stop at the end.

“Come on ole boy, you’ve been in worse scraps than this. Think.”

“Silence!” Growled the creature holding him. “You will pay for frightening our daughter.”

Oh hell another one. That’s what I get for asking for directions, a crazy chick and her pet monsters.

“Sir I didn’t mean to frighten your daughter. I was asking for directions to Portland. She was the first person I’ve seen in hours.”

The mighty wings holding them up waviered hitting turbulance. The claws tightened around him. He’s going to drop me, Race thought.

To be continued …

The Dirt Bike Knight

Once upon a time in a distant land lived a princess and her dragons. She was a jewel to behold, fair of face and sweet of temper, a true woman’s woman. At least that’s what the enchanted looking glass (mirror) told her every morning. Her dragons meant well, but were quite overprotective, as all parents tend to be.

One glorious morning out riding her blue roan (greyish blue speckled horse) a loud noise distrubed her peace. An angry charging bumble bee thundered toward her.

“Hello there. Are you okay? I seem to be lost.”

Screaming our princess whipped poor Speckled around back to the manison (castles are drafty) and hung on for dear life. The voice kept in her ear, she glanced to the side and the angry bumble bee humanoid was beside her.

“Was it something I said? Can you tell me how to get to Portland?”

She clung to her horse and looked behind her. She never saw the branch.

“Lady don’t move. You took a nasty wallop and then fell off that fast moving critter.”

It was standing over her, she opened her eyes determined to face her death with dignity. A guy stooped beside her, of the humanoid creature she saw nothing.

“My protector. You saved me from a horrible fate. A strange creature was chasing me. You may claim a kiss.”

“Ahm lady, I think you bumped your head harder than I thought. You need a doctor.”

Grrrrrrrrowl the woods began to shake. Lighting danced across the sky, while thunder boomed in the heavens.

” Come on, we gotta get you up. We are fixing to have a doozie of a storm.”

“I shall wait here while you fetch my horse.”

“Ahm lady, there ain’t no time for that. You can ride behind me on my dirt bike.”

“Your what? I’ve never been spoken to like that in my life. You will fetch my horse. I command you. And what storm? Those are my parents coming.”

Race started backing away from her. The chick was more out of it than he assumed. A vicious peal of thunder and lighting had him scrambling for the bike. He didn’t usually leave a lady in a lurch, but she thought she was some kind of royalty. Kiss her, no way he was falling for that and get slapped with a sexual harrassment charge. Nope he was outta here.

“Look lady you need help and …” his voice died. A huge lizard was behind her. He grabbed her hand yanking her away from the monster. He pushed her toward the bike, keeping between the lizard and her. He jumped on and fired it up. The chick started screaming and backing away when he put his helmet on.

To be continued ….