Dragons reign in the skies.
They burned everything to consume the ashes cuasing rapid cooling of the earth and starving the land of anything that grows. While ash chokes what remains.
Brandon was a powerful warrior in another world here he is nearly human and trapped in a world of terrifying beasts. He cant fly. He isnt strong enough to fight physically and energy manipulation is impossible. All he can do is steel his mind keep in peak physical shape and use abnormally larg and heavy weapons to fight. He learned to make munitions and explosives to help his fight against the ever increasing dragon population. He doesnt fancy himself a dragonslayer. He doesnt actively hunt them. He tries his best to survive in a ruined world with no way to return. Inglet is trapped in human form with all the weakness such a form intails. He travels with brandon carrying supplies and the mini laboratory. They work and travel together searching for mines and old fortresses to loot.
Inglet is tame but occasionally a pretty girl will bring old tendencies back and she would leave with misty eyes if she was willing. Brandon never found the ones who werent. Tho they were extremely few in number. Inglet still bears scars from the beatings brandon ysed to correct his behaviour.
One day they were passing through a rare field of edible plants. They didnt steal any looking for the owner to trade. There was a scream and a roar. Battle instinct kicked in and brandon pulled his axe from his back. It was a huge waraxe made from tempered tungsten before his powers left him. He took off for the hill in time to see a beautiful girl in thick clothes running into the feild. He flashed past her towards the roar and at the top he saw it.
The dragon was easily twice as long as a school bus and twice as fat. Its arms were wings and its face looked like a cross between a lizard a dog and a camel. It spewed flames onto what used to be tightly woven vines of various vegetables. Incineratimg them. She turned to look at him as he flahsed past "No DONT ITS NOT WORTH IT JUST RUN" and toom off not looking behind her. Inglet panted dropping his baggage and fel to the ground "damn it master.. always getting into fights when you inow you need to run."
Meli had been living with a small community nearby she was in charge of the farm and food distribition. Her brother was in charge of the mine and thst was where she was heading. She saw inglet and stooped to help h8m yo his feey when they hear a scream inhuman and then a roar and an explosion of flame and smoke. Silence fell and mothing more. Shr was stunned she knew she heard it die but that was impossible and explosives were so rare that no one really knew how to make them.
"That damned idiot we only had two left now what are we going to do." Inglet grumbled getting up. He was slapped down after griping her shest on his way up and she stared at the hill she just ran over.
"ITS DEAD. WERE SAFE FOR NOW" came a shout then a sickening crunch and the smell of burned flesh began to creep over the area. As she looked over the hill she sawthe body of a dragon she fled and the man was pulling his axe out of its head. She guessed he cuaght it off guard and the hole in its belly was where the explosion hit it. "Damned bitch i swear these dragons are animals no sense no drive except burn and eat. What a waste."
Meli gulped "UM EXCUSE ME WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON MY FARM AND HOW THE HELL DID YOU KILL THAT DRAGON" he turned to look at her and she saw the hate leaving his eyes.
"I came here looking for food and supplies i heard of a mining settlement and thought i could find what i need here. As for the dragon... i used my last bombs on it and slashed its throat with my axe. Got lucky she was busy flaming up your fields and didnt care about us humans." He turned away and she saw his arms were bare and muscled unlike most people nowadays. She gulped hiding a blush and as the tensioneased out of her body exaustion hit.
"Thank you but wont they retaliate?" She asks and he shakes his head.
"The body will keep them away for a few days maybe a week enough time to evacuate. Meanwhile the patrols will return to normal and they will return." He was different than anyone else and he knew alot obout dragons. She wished she could have seem him kill this one but the thought made her burn hotly for him. Her body ran cold thanks to inglets voice
"Master we need to go lets return the girl get moving" her hit desire was turned off at the spund of his voice and she stepped away from him.
"No i told you we need to rebuild our ammo and chemical suplies not to mention food. We have to negotiate. Miss can you take us to your leader?"
"You can call me meli handsome and yes i can the elder is my father and after you saved our farm and killed a dragon he may jist give you whatever you want."
She replied calmly and walked ahead of him gesturing for them to follow her.