Chapter 37 Battle, Bugs and Dragons!
Promeholmes de Creux, the black dragon, kept flying and flying . The delicious chum salmon larvae were what motivated him . He wouldn’t tell anyone else how delicious they were after all, but he himself knew, was intoxicated thoroughly by them . Even if he were going to die for it, he’d do his best to taste some chum salmon larvae .
Whoosh, his huge body suddenly started to glide lower . Like he did every year, he dove from a higher place closer to the ground . Many years ago when he did this, the little people on the ground would be frightened to death . It was part of his entertainment .
Although now Rafael was barren, he still flew close above the rooftops of the houses, imagining the scenery from back then . His huge maw cracked open to reveal rows of sharp, neat teeth in silent mockery and triumph .
“Shudder, mortals!” he thought to himself, flapping his massive wings, gliding over several short stone houses .
“Do it now!”
Suddenly, a sharp, high-pitched voice interrupted the quiet of Rafael as well as Promeholmes de Creux’s vivid fantasies . Just when the black dragon was confused and angered, a huge net closed around him . He had no time to react before he was ensnared . The net seemed to be weaved by spiders, as it was suffused by their unique stench .
“Damn it! Who the hell dares try and plot against the noble giant dragon!” He was so angry that he burst out into human tongue .
No one answered . In response to his struggling, the net only became tighter, so tight he could no longer beat his wings . Without the wind propelling him away from the ground, his huge body fell on top of one of the stone houses, crushing it to bits .
In the process of falling, Proholmes de Creux saw several huge insects pulling at the corners of the net . On one of the house’s roof tops, a huge spider with an ugly human face waved all eight of its legs, instructing the insects to keep going .
“Damn insects, I will never spare you!” The black dragon was too strong . Adjusting his stance, his thick back legs kicked against the ground, his body standing up slowly . His front claws kept rending at the spider net .
“Group one, keep pulling . Group two, attack!” The big spider shouted in its piercing, ugly voice . In an instant, many more big insects with spiders, cockroaches, ants, mosquitos, grasshoppers, all as big as cows appeared . They each had about a dozen spears strapped to their backs .
Whoosh . A huge ant bent its leg, grabbing a spear and twisting its body . Somehow, the spear shot out at the black dragon like an arrow leaving a bow . Spears came out of every direction, raining down toward him to pierce him full of holes!
“Damn bugs, Shield of Darkness!” The black dragon snarled in rage . Black gas rose from his body, surrounding him . Every single spear lost its momentum, clattering to the ground . And then the dragon’s voice rang out again .
“Wronging a noble dragon is far worse a consequence than any of you bugs can imagine! Flames of Darkness, let’s burn up this useless spider web!”
Wham, the dark gases moved forward like burning flames . The net started to sizzle, corroding away at a visible speed .
“Don’t stop attacking!” The spider with a human face’s voice was piercing enough to split rocks open . Its big mouth opened, a blue and white mist shot toward the black dragon . It carried intense cold, freezing air along its passage .
A spear sunk deeply into the black dragon’s back . The black gas started rolling out slower, its corrosion of the net slowing down too . Several dozen more spears shot out again with unstoppable momentum . Even through the black gas, a few of them still landed into his back . Affected by the mist, the black gas wasn’t working as well as defense .
“Damn it, damn it, I’m a proud dragon! How can I suffer humiliation from these lowly bugs! Dragon Spirit’s Rending, Atmosphere of Darkness!” Rumbling odd syllables rolled out from the dragon’s mouth in a fit of pain . In an instant, the atmosphere seemed to go wild, strong winds whipping around while dirt and sand rose from the earth .
“Dragon language magic, don’t let him finish! Group one and two, attack at full strength!” The human-faced spider tottered in surprise, its voice strong enough to make eardrums bleed .
Squeaking and chattering, all the big insects started to attack . The huge ants grabbed the stone blocks as large as houses, throwing them at the black dragon; the huge cockroaches spat out a sour, foul water; the huge butterflies beat their wings, countless shimmering dust floating toward the dragon…the worst was a huge maggot, its white body contorting as a yellow spurt of water shot out from its behind .
All attacks stalled before the dragon, a strength that convulsed the heavens and earth surrounding the black dragon . The foreign chanting continued .
“Moños, tell everyone to listen for my signal . When I attack, we all attack together . ” An older female voice rang out . The big spider with a human face, Moños Chagowski, shuddered .
“My ruler!” Surprise flashed through his heart as he screamed, “Listen to my signal, prepare for attack!”
Boom, the ground in the distance suddenly exploded . A gigantic spider erupted through the earth . It was twice as large as Moños, body covered in thin hairs . Most unbelievable was that on top of the spider’s body was a woman’s upper half . A simple black veil shrouded her body, her shapely breasts protruding . Both hands were slender and long, covered in a dozen bracelets that twinkled when she waved her arms . Her face was delicate, elegant, but also coated in golden markings, mysterious yet noble .
Raising her head, she looked toward the limitless sky, lowering her head slowly to look at the dragon . Her aged voice carried endless authority, ringing out like a grenade . “De Creux, it’s time for your death!”
Her hands, enshrined in a variety of bejeweled rings, raised gently . The chanting dragon’s eyes filled with fear and shock .
The Spider Queen, Azjol Nilob, has arrived!
Deep underground, McQueen was signing an autograph for a female soldier with a faceful of acne…