The dragon opened the door and entered.
The princess half-looked up; unafraid.
Her attentions somewhat splintered.
He looked at her, then nodded at the door.
“The price has been agreed; you’re free once more.”
“So soon? Please, wait. I’m not ready.”
He pulled her up but she remained limp, unsteady.
“I need to get you back so I can get paid.”
“Let me stay longer; as long as you’re able,”
She said, then added. “My father doesn’t have cable.”