|„So,“ said the old one „he did not comply to our demand…“
The raven shifted uncomfortably and croaked “No.”
“Well, it was not so much a demand than a, hm, request, a friendly …suggestion, right?”
The raven, trying to avoid more uncomfortable answers, picked something from beneath his jet black wing.
Enraged, the old one spew a dark cloud of smoke from his nostrils and gnarled through his teeth “How dare he! Does he not know we are majestic creatures of flame and smoke, huge as a 737, we speak, fly and we DO breathe fire??”
The raven, in a moment he thought the old one wouldn`t notice, rolled his eyes.
“Our agent, did he not do as he was told? Didn`t he deliver the message? Or, maybe, was he too subtle about it?”
The raven, who knew exactly how diligently the agent had went about to deliver the dragons message, confidently said “Nope.”
“Very well, very well. He dealt with our kind before, I hear. Had dealings with the golden one, I hear. Does he mistrust us? Fear us? Does he LAUGH AT US??”
“Not in the least!” the raven clamored, having had dealings with the recipient of the message before, himself.
“Hmmm… So he is playing a game, but two can play that game, am I wrong?”
The raven, having a feeling what was about to come up, said “Negative.”
“So, here is what we`ll do:” said the old dragon “Until he complies and announces a whole month of dragon pictures in his little themed contest, have our agent slip in a depiction of one of us into EVERY assignment he submits for the contest. Every single one, ragardless of the actual theme. Than we shall see. Then HE shall see! From now on, there should nevermore pass a single year without a dragon theme, I tell you, NEVERMORE!”
Somewhat doubtful, the raven sighed and quoth: “Nevermore…”
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