Karen: Ms Reni! You’re the first dragon I’ve ever been able to meet up close! I’m Karen! I think dragons are so cool!
Reni: (thoughts) Oh! Uh… thank you? (to herself) Those are some strange ears…
Karen: What’s it like?!
Reni: (thoughts) What’s… what like?
Karen: Being a dragon! It must be awesome!
Reni: (thoughts) Uh… Yeah, it’s-
Reni: (thoughts) -nice, I suppose? I’ve… only ever been a dragon, so I don’t know…
Reni: (thoughts) And honestly, I’m probably not the best dragon to ask.
Reni: (thoughts) I was raised almost exclusively among humans. The only other dragon I know well is my mother, the former “dragon princess.” We’re both considered anomalies among dragons.
Trace: So why is that? What started the whole royal dragon thing?
Reni: (thoughts) Erm… well… you see… many, many human genderations ago, my grandfather… He uh… met a human woman. And… she happened to be the daughter of the human king at the time. And… well… one thing led to another…
Trace: Wait… are you saying dragons and humans can… reproduce?
Reni: (thoughts) Y-yeah, I know! Weird, right? Haha!
Trace: But… how?
Reni: (thoughts) W-well, when it comes to partners, dragons are pretty flexible, and they don’t care what the masks have to say about it. It’s definitely not common, though!
Trace: No, I mean physically, how? If she was a human and he was a dragon, how would she even…
Reni: (thoughts) I don’t know! I assume magic was involved, but she was my grandmother, I don’t want to think about it!
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