posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 03:26 PM
PRINCESS AND THE DRAGON
In long forgotten days of old, there was a city of renown above all others. A city made of gold, in days of stone; of which no other could conquer.
A city of peace and grandest beauty. Where love and happiness were rule of life.
Its strength was that of Dragons, mighty wise and old. From grace of the wild beasts who loved them came the bounty of their lands. As dragons heart
was pure, no other lands would they call home.
Their came to be a Princess named Elmira with a heart to love, too innocent and trusting. Born of those who were charged with protecting the blood of
Once whilst she was out riding did she fall from her Dragon over the forests of East, which grew too thick for her loving Dragon to land and retrieve.
For three days and nights did she suffer, alone, starved and injured, till she feared that she were lost.
Upon angelic beauty of Princess fallen, came a woodsman and his sons; who by way of lives in cunning; saw way to treasure in that they'd found.
For as long as Men and Dragons had roamed the land, legend had spoken of the power contained within blood of the Dragons heart. For any who drank of
them this blood, see it bound within them to theirs.
Seizing opportunity that they might hands with fill of treasures, they came to her and spoke; “We shall see you safe from Forest, if you feed to us
of your Dragons blood.”
For the innocence of the sweet Princess had been broken, she made deal with wicked man, unconsidered of their cost.
Upon delivery from darkened forest, she took a blade to hand. Slicing her palm she turned to them as honour of promise made and told them; “Drink
now and know the cost”.
Each in turn, the three men drank her blood and in them took its seed. Then from them rose and took to the sky; Dragons of darkest black, bearing
teeth sharper than any before.
After lengthy journey did the Princess come upon her lands and found its skies corrupt. Where once light of noble Dragon had flow, now here did she
find them black.
What once had been her home, now lay before her in ruin. What once was mighty, now no more than dust. No farmers did she find in field, no shop could
she find kept.
Returning gaze to sky, she saw what had brought her home such cost.
Three dragons perched upon the crest of mount cast fire upon the world.
Weeping tears of regret she fell upon road to nowhere. Where she sat for many days.
Though many passed, most had no eyes to see her tears. Till no more tears had she to weep.
Then weakly had she pleaded after all her tears were gone.
But so many failed to hear her words, she found longing gone to speak.
Then came upon her a small and simple man of the North dressed in humble clothes.
As he knelt before her, from his sleeve he tore and then with water did wipe her face.
Then from his water did he make her drink, till again she found her voice.
Looking to him through broken eyes she asked; “Why have you given this to me?”
“My Lady I am one of those who are sad to see the treatment my fellow ”
This world it wasn't made for them and me, its the product of many hands.
And although some times it may seem harder to love, than to hate.
Our goodness is judged by that we give, not that which they take.”
“Now I've known love for some time now, and if there is one thing I have learned.
Its even the gentlest of tears with time will dry, though the pain inside still hurts them.
And even when they've pleaded so long, that they've lost the will to try.
If you listen with pure heart carefully enough, then you're certain to hear them cry.”
She regarded him through faded eyes and found hope in a pure heart.
Though his face was tired and his skin was scarred, no gentler man could pass.
The Princess asked the man; “Why have you come here today?”
The man answered pointing East, “To see the fabled Dragons slain.”