Topaz by Billy Wieler Chapter 2

Drake woke up with his clothes in rags. Topaz was poking and prodding at him. When she saw him wake up she let out a squeal of delight.

Drake changed, wondering why his clothes were in rags, deciding he’d rather not know. He put Topaz in his pocket and went downstairs. He poured a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, grabbed a slab of hamburger for Topaz, and turned on the news to see a very strange broadcast.

“A strange humanoid ‘dragon’ has appeared in the Parkfront neighborhood.”


“What neighborhood did they say?!” Drake’s mom asks, frightened.

“Parkfront. PARKFRONT!!” Drake said, finally figuring it out that the sighting was in the area they lived in.

“If you see this beast, call this number.” They then list the number.

“Drake! The bus is here!” Zoey shouts.

“’Bye Mom! Come on Topaz!” Drake says. Topaz flies over to his hand and he puts her into his pocket and runs out the door.

He plops down next to Cryst on the bus.

“I got my pet!” Drake tells Cryst.

“Really? Can I see it?” Cryst asked. Drake shows Topaz to Cryst.

“Does that thing-“


“Does she have wings?”

“Yep. Fly Topaz.”

Topaz starts flying around the bus.

“Whoa!” the whole bus says.

“Come here, Topaz,” Drake calls. The whole bus watches Topaz fly to Drake and they go silent. “Er-,” goes Drake. Then the whole bus explodes into questions for Drake.

He was crowded by people as soon as he got off the bus. Topaz couldn’t handle the sound any longer so she hopped on Drake’s head and started to breathe fire at all the kids.

“AAAAH!” all the kids yelled and they sprinted inside.

“Now why did you have to go and do that?” Drake asked Topaz.


“I admit they were pretty loud.”


“Let’s go inside.”