The knight entered the audience chamber, an upbeat tempo to his pace.
“The dragon shall cause us no more dismay, my Queen“, he stated, stopping to bow before her.
“So the dragon is slain then?”, She inquired.
“No my Queen, we have settled our disputes, however, and the beast has agreed to leave the kingdom.”
“You made an agreement with that foul thing, on MY behalf! And you come here expecting praise?! If I didn’t fear the dragons betrayal, t’would be your head for this!”
Unshaken, the knight looked up. “You are the payment.”
With that, the dragon burst into the chamber, scooped the queen into his talons and with a nod to the night, flew off into the darkness.
The knight ascended the dias and seated himself on the throne. I could get used to this, he thought to himself.
Thank you for reading and have a great day!
Thank you to rauschenberger @pixabay for the knight and dragon image
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Jim Sponseller – mindescapes.net – 2019