There once was a girl who wandered deep into the forest and discovered a clearing covered with black scorched rocks that glistened under the harsh sun like brilliant onyx gems. Beyond the jagged rocks she spotted what appeared to be the mouth of cave. Curious, the girl slung her sack full of books and snacks over her back, and carefully treaded across the sharp rocks to take a closer look. As she peered into the darkness she saw a faint light at the rear of the cave. Cupping her hands around her mouth she called out in to the darkness, “Hello, is there anyone there?” Her small voice echoed back ricocheting off the walls, so she ventured to take a few steps forward and breached the cave’s entrance and confronted with blinding white heat across her face accompanied with a roar, “Who dares to enter my lair!” Stumbling backward she swallowed the hard lump of fear lodge in her throat and said, “Elizabeth, I don’t mean you any harm.” The harmonious sound of her voice dumfounded the dragon and gave the dragon and dissolved his killer instincts. The dragon asked, “What do you want here?” to which her response was immediate, “Friendship, that is all.” The dragon sat in silence and did not know what to make of this unusual and bold girl. He avoided humans and didn’t trust their vile ways, but something was telling him that this girl was different. Intrigued, he called upon his magic to change forms and presented himself as young man to inspect this brave human creature. Only, his magic hadn’t been used in centuries and he failed to veil all of his features. “What is your name?” Darmith asked as he stepped into view. The girl was rendered speechless for the first time in her life by what stepped out, she had never seen or read anything like what stood before her.