Dragons reign in the skies.
They burned everything to consume the ashes causing rapid cooling of the earth and starving the land of anything that grows. While ash chokes what remains.
Marcus was a powerful warrior who was just a simple human trapped in a world of terrifying beasts.True, he's nothing like other creatures in this world from what he's seen and known over time but that's fine with him. All he can do is steel his mind keep in peak physical shape and use abnormally large and heavy weapons to fight. He learned to make munitions and explosives to help his fight against the ever increasing dragon population.
He doesn't fancy himself a dragon slayer. He doesn't actively hunt them. He tries his best to survive in a ruined world with no way to return. Lewis is his human companion that helps with carrying some of the items during their journey. He travels with Marcus carrying supplies and the mini laboratory. They work and travel together searching for mines and old fortresses to loot.
Lewis is a chill type of man but occasionally a pretty girl will bring old tendencies back and she would leave with a flirt since he's mostly a ladies man. Marcus never found the ones who weren't. Though they were extremely few in number. Lewis still would get hits on the head sometimes if he flirts too much but Marcus gotten used to his behavior it's not too bad.
One day they were passing through a rare field of edible plants. They didn't steal any looking for the owner to trade. There was a scream and a roar. Battle instinct kicked in and Marcus pulled his axe from his back. It was a huge war axe 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 field. 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. Incinerating them. She turned to look at him as he flashed past
"NO DON'T ITS NOT WORTH IT JUST RUN! IF YOU GO NEAR IT, YOU'LL DIE!!" and took off not looking behind her. Lewis panted dropping his baggage and fell to the ground
"Damn it man.. always getting into fights when you know you need to run. Why don't you ever listen most times when a beautiful woman tells you to run?" she heard the other grumble under his breath but she looks ahead seeing this other man standing there.
Katherine Wilson, a villager had been living with a small community nearby she was in charge of the farm and food distribution. Her brother was in charge of the mine and that was where she was heading. She saw Lewis and stooped to help him yo his feet when they hear a scream inhuman and then a roar and an explosion of flame and smoke. Silence fell and nothing more. She 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. Though knowing him that's how he always seems to be during the time of a dragon fight." Lewis grumbled getting up. He was slapped down after griping her chest 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 saw the body of a dragon she fled and the man was pulling his axe out of its head. She guessed he caught 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."
Katherine had no words from what she just say, seeing just one strong man killing a giant three times his size. Just what the heck is going on?! She gulped but decided to say something in order to ask him something.
"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.
"Hmm? Oh 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 didn't 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 when shaking her head to snap out of it.
This was not the time for that and yet, can you blame a girl for dreaming? He must have been training hard to get that way to fighting dragons. Though, she's never seen someone being able to fight one like that. This only eases Katherine's tension out of her body exhaustion hit.
"Thank you but wont they retaliate? I know Dragons have been coming and going but won't that cause something else to happen later down the road?"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 a lot about dragons. Maybe he could be the one to help the small community and village of it's people from the monsters that roam the skies. She wished she could have seem him kill this one but the thought made feel very impressed with his skills. She did tense up hearing Lewis speaking.
"Marcus, we need to go lets return the girl. I don't want to stand around here doing nothing so lets get moving." her looks looks to him and Marcus now knowing his name but she only crosses her arms over her chest hearing him speak.
"No Lewis, I told you we need to rebuild our ammo and chemical supplies not to mention food. We have to negotiate and hoping to find a place to rest for a little before continuing on our journey."
"Yeah, yeah, yeah...."
"Miss can you take us to your leader? I'm hoping we can speak to him about the negotiating."
"You can call me Katherine or Kat for short sir and yes I can. Lucky for your guys, the elder is my father and after you saved our farm and killed a dragon he may just give you whatever you want."
She replied calmly and walked ahead of him gesturing for them to follow her.