“Before I die,” rumbled the great beast to the boy sobbing beside him. “I will tell you my name.”
“I don’t want to know!” The boy clapped his hands over his ears, but couldn’t drown out the rumbling voice.
“Someone must know at the end. My name is Unuma.”
“Unuma, thou must not die!” shouted the boy, tasting power on his tongue.
The dragon’s eyes widened. “You would not make such a command.”
“Unuma, do not die.”
“It is a cruel thing you do to me.”
The boy wiped away his burning tears. “You shouldn’t have told me your name.”
Today's Novel Idea Prompted by: "You don't even know my real name."
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