In The Middle

There were so many questions when I realised I was a familiar. Not from me; I understood the situation plain as day. My family, however, were quite baffled.

“Where will you go?” Ma asked.

“When will you return?”

“Is it safe?”

“What will you eat?”

For some reason, my siblings and mother saw it as a bind, chaining me captive to the whim of my young selkie, Ness. But like many familiars, I am free to come and go as I please, and to live my life as normally as any other dragon, just as Ness will live her life on the seas with her own family. But my heart will always bring me back to the waves with her, and hers will bring her to shore for me.

We are not two halves making a whole, but two worlds meeting in the middle, content with what we find there.

“Why you, though?” Fa asked.

I have dwelled in this question for many hours and still cannot find an answer. But I think that’s okay. Many the answer isn’t what’s important.

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