"It is usually polite to introduce oneself, you know." As you whirl around you notice for the first time the creature curled up like a cat amongst the colourful pillows on the bed. Blue, glittering eyes, long, slender neck and scales that catch the light.
He stretches lazily, waving aside your apologies. "I can start, anyway. My name is Cireshnamirith and before you ask, yes, I am a dragon." He looks up at you, maybe a hint of mischeviousness in his voice. "Exactly the kind that might put a spell on you if you are not careful..."
As he gracefully gets up and jump down from the bed you notice that the magnificant colour of his wings are echoed by the scales under his belly. "Don't worry, wanderer. You have just woken me, not awoken my wrath. Yet, that is..." He glances at you over his shoulder. "You didn't think she was living in this big house in the forest all alone, did you? Enjoy yourself, dinner should be about seven."
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