Follow

"I have some news," he announced as casually as possible, "That you may find alarming."

I lowered the scroll I'd been scrutinizing.

"Er..." he fidgeted a bit and coughed, "There's a dragon parked in the stables."

I raised an eyebrow.

"And a princess with an ultimatum."

I blinked.

"Teach her magic or her dragon eats your favorite horse."

"Did you tell her she could just pay the tuition," I sighed.

"Oh! I'll do that right away, ma'am!"

Bloody princesses, coming over 'ere with their dragons, threatenin' our 'orses...

@Teryl_Pacieco
A certain princess might do well to do a bit more research before turning up making demands.

@kelkyag Princesses can sometimes be so used to being barred from doing or learning things they will assume that's how they'll be treated everywhere.

@Teryl_Pacieco
So very many ways a magic teacher who doesn't like one can ruin one's life. Or just preemptively slaughter one's dragon.

@FiXato Depends on the student, sometimes it's free. Spell components aren't cheap after all.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!