The dragons were a mythical critters to the old world. People in the history dreamt about them. They were described as the legendary magical power possessing creature together with fire breathing ability. There were different types of dragons, influenced by different culture mainly highlighted as European dragon and Chinese dragons. Many movies were inspired by them and so were the television series and cartoons. How to Train Your Dragon, The Game of Thrones, Eragon, Dragon Quest, Fairy Tail and so much more. There were fantasy books that talked about Dragons and it’s possible powers making them even more legendary. Dragons in the past, Dragons in the future. People in the past would have never thought, the dragons they looked up to, were not a mythical creature of the past but they were their future, or for us, our present.
The year is 2374AD. The world has changed a lot even if we speak about the change in this five years. Cyborgs are immortal and so their favorite animals. We don’t even call ourselves humans like in ancient world because over the year we find ourselves better than them. It is obvious we are because in this world human would not survive.
At the end of the 21nd century, a scientist of the small country possessing the highest peak of the World was trying to make philosopher’s stone. Philosopher’s stone is said to be able to convert lead into gold or silver. In a more concrete meaning, it coverts imperfect to a perfect being. Here gold means perfect element, it means sun, it means God.
It is said that in spite of being the small country, Nepal had diversity in the topographical feature giving a large variety of the animals. The scientist had been experimenting on animals and trying to create blood that would be transparent red, heavier than gold and soluble in any liquid, yet incombustible in fire. But instead of stone, he came to create an animal. The creature was about a foot tall. It has scales like that of a crocodile, it had wings like that of a bat and it could breathe a little fire. There are controversy that the scientist wanted to create dragons because in myths it has been said that dragon bloods had powers. Ortnit’s armor was made by Dragon’s blood after he killed one. Some tales says Mother Earth wishes not to have the Dragon’s blood in within her womb so it remains above ground for all eternity. After being discovered by his co-worker, the experiment on the newly created creatures were halted until some rich people started demanding the animal, the experiment to create the animal that could also reproduce.
The animal was compared to the dragons from the past. The legendary dragon with a small stature made most of the ladies go mad and was highly demanded. The first one to go was in England for the little princess. It didn’t have a long life like the legends suggested, their physical bodies would die in about a year. But, the improvement of the dragons through genetic engineering brought may breed, it’s life expectancy improved, it’s sized varied according to the name of the breed and its prices also varied. However, the most achieved features was its improved shiny and different coloured scales. Some of them were very expensive because of longer life or bigger size or beautiful coloured scales. It was hard to keep them at first, they would often cause the fire in the house and carpets and destroy expensive items. But later, they were trained and made family friendly. They became part of the family. Improved breed got wiser and could learn different tricks and commands. They became loyal companion and realize the fantasy of the people.
It is said that production of the animal was like a wildfire that didn’t went down for a long time. The country that exported them strengthen their economic power. The country improved their military status and once again people witnessed the power of Gorkalis in the 4th World War that had a major impact on the World.
This is the 22th century, more than 100 years since dragons first come into this world. The hype of the dragons no longer is the same. People dream of the expensive breeds with beautiful scales but the scales that do not attract people are left on the street. They are shooed away. But they were genetically programmed to love humans so no matter what they have faith in us. You can see stray dragons everywhere. Nepal has 22,500 stray dragons and it is very small country. They are commonly afflicted with injuries, starvation, open sores with maggot infections, severe skin problems such as mange and infectious ailments. Whelps especially struggle to survive in hostile environments. Some stray dragons carry dangerous diseases which put people, particularly children who often play Full Dive (virtual reality) in the streets, at risk.
At this point, I don’t even know if we should call them dragon. The people in the past used to sing songs about their glory. They used to be worshipped. They were every kid’s hero or villain till 21st century. Now calling these little loves who adore human so much and has only become part of decoration doesn’t fit the position of dragons of the ancient time. I also have a so called dragon. I love him very much but looking at his eyes, I don’t see the legends, I don’t see cruelty or massive strength. I don’t see his blood doing any magic and I don’t see a creature with immeasurable wisdom. Looking at him, I am sure our ancestor won’t see an overpowered dragon in them.