How old am I? What's my birthday? I don't know. I don't remember. I lost count around one thousand three hundred years. But I know that I'm older than that. I just don't know how much older.
Elijah came to pick me up for testing. But something about him was different.
"You okay, Elijah?" I asked, worried about his silence. He's usually a really big talker, at least around me he is.
"Nina wants you to meet one of the kids here." He finally spoke, his cheerful tone flat.
"Wait...what?" I was both shocked and confused. "Isn't that a little dangerous?"
"Nina doesn't think so. She considers this a simple test to see how much you can control your dragon's will power and state of mind when protecting someone you love." Elijah explained.
"Didn't we already prove that with you, Elijah?" I asked.
"Maybe. But Nina doesn't believe so." Elijah shrugged. "Besides, he kind of reminds me of Cheng. His looks, I mean."
My heart ached at that sentence. Cheng, my little brother. I don't want to believe that this kid could be his reincarnation after thousands of years of being gone.
"If this kid is my brother's reincarnation, I would protect him with everything I've got." I told Elijah. "But if he isn't, then I make no promises."
"That's my girl." Elijah finally smiled. We ended up in the main building, where I hardly ever walk besides going in for testing. I took in the new surroundings as we walked down the brightly lit halls. We soon made it to the room Elijah told me about.
"Are you sure it's okay for me to do this, Elijah?" I asked again.
"Orders are orders, Longzi." He sighed. "Just remember the procedure."
"Right..." The procedure. I'm not allowed to tell anyone I just met my birth name, my birth date, and my age, just in case something happens and I get captured for information.
"Here we go then." Elijah smiled as he reached down towards the door handle and opened the door with a creek.