She Still Loves the Dragon
“Why did you set me on fire?” the knight cried, burning.
And of course there is no easy answer.
You burned her because fire is what you are.
You burned her because your gifts come wreathed in flames, and your heart is an ember, and your breath is a star, and because you loved her and you wanted to give her everything you are.
Inspired by Elizabeth Bear’s short story, She Still Loves the Dragon.