Facing the Dragon

Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

He could hear the breathing of the dragon echo through the cave like a thunderstorm. He gripped the sword tighter, feeling the sweat cover his hands beneath his gauntlets. Today he would finally win the highest honor of a knight.

“Oh, hi. I’ve been expecting you,” said the dragon. It reared its shining red head and looked him in the face with its bright yellow eyes. It wore what looked like goggles, of the sort one wore in the highest mountains to protect from blindness.

“Do not taunt me, wyrm! Upon my honor my lord will be avenged!”

“And what makes me think I did that?”

“You are a dragon. That is what your kind do.”

“It’s true that many of us are greedy and proud. Just like you. It’s no wonder we don’t get along. But as you can see I don’t have a lot of treasure.” He looked more closely at the horde and saw it was full of books, some with bejeweled covers and some whcih were plain. “Gold is overrated. Now can we talk?”

He’d trained his whole life to face dragons, but he wasn’t prepared for this. “Yes.”

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  1. Avatar Garsecg

    The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

  2. Avatar Garsecg

    When I touched on a draconic Jenny in the last story, I obviously had to write more about that.

    I am about 1/3 of the way through now; I am way behind but this is also helping me through a slump of writing, so.

  3. Avatar Ununnilium

    I wonder if she knows Lass Dragon.

  4. Avatar Robert Quick

    O, F***. Dragon Jenny. I wonder what she wants the knight for? Also she didn’t actually say she didn’t kill anyone.

    Very interesting.