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A Dragon's Heart

A grown dragon finds a lost toddler in the forest

By Kabinga Charline MazabaPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
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It was a dark and stormy night. The kind of night where the wind howls and the trees bend as if they might break. The dragon had been walking through the forest for hours, searching for something to eat. He had been feeling restless and irritable lately, and no matter how much he flew or hunted, he couldn't shake the feeling. As he walked, his sharp eyes scanned the trees for any sign of movement.

In the middle of this storm, a dragon heard a cry. It was a human child, lost and alone in the forest. The dragon could have ignored the child, but something stirred within its heart.

The dragon eyed the small human curiously as it toddled around in the forest. It was a strange sight, to see something so small and vulnerable out in these woods. The dragon had never seen anything like it before.

The dragon could easily have eaten the child, but something about the youngster's wide eyes and innocent smile stopped it from doing so.

Curiosity getting the better of him, as the dragon approached the toddler, he noticed that the child didn't seem to be afraid of him. In fact, the child looked at him with wide eyes, as if fascinated by his presence. This was strange, as most creatures fled when they saw the dragon coming. The dragon slowly inched closer to the child, curiosity getting the better of him. He had never seen anything like this before. Eventually, he was close enough to touch the child, and he gently ran his claw down the child's cheek. The child giggled and reached up to touch the dragon's face in return. It was then that the dragon realized that there was nothing to be afraid of here. This was just a curious little toddler who was fascinated by him.

The dragon couldn't help but feel drawn to the child too. He had always been fond of children, ever since he himself was young. So despite knowing that it wasn't usually safe for humans near dragons, he decided to take care of this child and raised it as its own.

He gently scooped up the toddler into his large wings and carried her back to his cave home. There he gave her a soft bed to sleep in and warm meals to eat.

The days passed and the dragon grew attached to the child, who she named "Stefan." Stefan was happy at first, but eventually began asking about his family. The dragon did all she could to find out what happened to Stefan's parents, but no one seemed to know anything.

As a result of the dragon's kindness, the child grew up to be a brave and fearless warrior, proving that even the most unlikely creatures can have a heart of gold. As the child grew older, he would often accompany the dragon on his hunts, learning how to track and kill prey.

As a result of the dragon's kindness, the child grew up to be a brave and fearless warrior, proving that even the most unlikely creatures can have a heart of gold. As the child grew older, he would often accompany the dragon on his hunts, learning how to track and kill prey. The dragon taught him everything he knew about hunting, and the child soon became an expert in his own right. He would often go out on solo hunts, and each time he returned with a successful kill, the dragon would be there to congratulate him. Over time, the two developed a deep bond of friendship, and the child came to see the dragon as a true father figure.

One day, the dragon heard a group of humans nearby, searching for the lost child. The dragon knew that it couldn't keep the child hidden forever and that eventually they would have to go back to their own kind. With a heavy heart, the dragon bid farewell to the child it had come to love so dearly and watched as they were reunited with their family.

As the family embraced their long-lost child, the dragon flew away into the night, never to be seen again. Though it broke its heart to lose the child it had grown to love, it was happy knowing that they were back where they belonged and would be well cared for. The dragon had come to love the child as its own and was reluctant to let them go, but it knew that it was for the best. It was a bittersweet goodbye but ultimately a happy one, knowing that the child would be safe and loved with their family.

© Kabinga Charline Mazaba. All rights reserved.

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About the Creator

Kabinga Charline Mazaba

- Blogger & Content Writer

- Founder of the clothing brand "Lifemotiva": a mission to inspire people to live their best lives.

- I help people who have experienced trauma in their lives to heal and move forward.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    You have a good plot, but remember to use quick edit if you have it, you may have doubled up on some passages.

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