The dragon lowered a rainbow-hued head to sniff the small, furry morsel. To her surprise, it hissed and puffed up, and swiped at her with surprising aggression.

Perhaps it was more dangerous than it looked. She withdrew, curling her tail around her pile of gold.

The small creature stared at her, yellow eyes wide and suspicious.

Later, she found it batting at a stray piece of gold. She tried to take it back, and was again met with a hiss and a swipe.


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In the night, she woke to something rumbling on her back. The creature again, now asleep and curled up in complete, purring contentment.

She didn't want to risk its wrath by disturbing it, and went back to sleep.

And so it continued. The creature grew less aggressive over time, but was no less fascinating to watch. It pounced and pranced and played and groomed. It yowled strangely in the middle of the night.

She was glad that her hoard was doubly well guarded.

This microfiction brought to you by a recent poll (which 'cats and dragons' won!)

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@aldersprig :D Kind of inspired by the way huge animals always think cats are really dangerous just because they ACT like the are.

@vicorva Loved this story! It made my day better

Hope you don't mind me illustrating it, I was inspired :tialove:

@raktajino holy cats! Aaah! :blobaww: No, I don't mind -- this is the coolest thing ever!! This is gorgeous Rowan -- so detailed and cute and basically tells the whole story in one picture. Thank you so much for showing me. I'm so excited that you illustrated it! :blobcatblush:

@vicorva So glad you like it!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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