The Conversation

“Perhaps I should go back to the house.”

“If you wish.”

“The children need me.  You saw her face.  She would never have come alone unless…”

“He will learn.  Maybe he will become a man.”

“I don’t know that I want him to.”

“That is your folly.”

“I know.  But if you had known them before—If you’d seen—He’s too young to have so many wrinkles in his forehead.”  A long unhindered silence.  “You know what they have assumed, yes?” Said the goat to the dragon.

“Of course.”  Dragon mouths are not made to smile, but the goat swore she saw one.

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~ by ifindthisamusing on January 21, 2010.

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