It was always sunny in a city called Bellasanta. Bellasanta was next to a lake called Clearworld which had clear, fresh water. It was always very peaceful and the citizens thought so too. On the other side of the lake there was a golden lavender-smelling castle which was always busy with maids coming in and out, it was called Silver Arrow. Silver Arrow was never empty. It had big bronze gates covered in freshly growing red roses. In Bellasanta, people usually played games in their cottages or went out for strolls. They also visited the graveyards every Sunday to give the graves fresh flowers.
One morning at 7am a thunderstorm burst from the black sky as a clash came from the town gates. A dragon with scales like armour came flying over the gates accompanied by her two children. They were swooping over to Everland Mountain which had a dark cave in it. When the villagers noticed the giant serpent they fled for their lives as it flew after them. Some children and women were summoned back to the cave as the flying devil stretched out his long snake-like neck. They shouted and begged for mercy but she would just gobble them up. Later that night the luckiest people packed their belongings and left. Some other people stayed and were eaten or died of fright. Some even dived into Clearworld Lake. Bellasanta was destroyed and nearly deserted.
Days passed as Bellasanta’s people went. Soon only 20 families were left. But one day a girl with smooth dark hair, red and gold robes and strong green eyes came flying over the city. She was full of energy and on a broomstick. Her name was Alicia. She asked people where the big serpent was. Then one morning Alicia went over to the dragon’s cave. When she arrived she had a poisoned arrow with her bronze bow. A roar echoed from the cave. The monstrous beast had come out of its cave headfirst. Alicia thought she should attack again. The dragon roared another time, They broke into a tremendous battle. Alicia drank some of her healing potion and stabbed the beast’s heart. She took it out and chopped it in tiny pieces, just in case. Also she took the dragon’s blood as she had learnt its blood was useful in other potions.
It took days to get down from Everland Mountain. When Alicia had reached the city she saw the most wonderful thing! The city had been rebuilt! When the people saw Alicia a terrific party burst over all of Bellasanta. The bakers made loads of big creamy cakes and the best fruit salads. Vanilla ice-creams were given to everybody. Banners were put up too and a dazzling rainbow crossed the sky. Alicia received cards, presents and thank you letters. Villagers were racing and some girls were skipping. After the party, ten men crept up to Alicia’s house at midnight. They all asked for her hand in marriage, but she said no to all of them. Next morning she saw a boy 17 years of age. She went up to him and instantly fell in love. They got married and lived happily ever after.