Five Inches of Glass
The outside world was unknown to her, but she could see a glimpse of it through the window in his room. She had heard a great many stories about the planet on the other side of the five-inch pane of glass, about the vast blue oceans of water, a place of great beauty and greater danger, home to creatures so completely alien to her she thought the stories were lies he told to entertain her. She especially loved the stories he told her about the lush green forests that would turn shades of red, orange and yellow so vibrant you'd think they were on fire, and then become bare and sullen yet somehow peaceful and beautiful when winter came, and then back again to green, but these stories rang hollow to her, for on the other side of the glass she saw no blue oceans or green forests, only the lifeless brown land under a veil of grey clouds.
The Five of Swords
There weren't always dragons in the Valley. Once, the Valley of Vah'khamann was a land of lush, rolling grasslands, with game to hunt and soil to till. The land was plentiful and generous, so much so that mankind from across the world gathered to take part in its bounty and still there was enough for all. It was thought that the sun would never cease to shine upon the Valley or it's people, but all that changed when a great shadow befell the land.
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