Nobody believes us. We said there’s a serpent here, hiding in the lake, but as none of the adults have seen it, of course we must be daydreaming. But see, it’s here now, just bold enough to peek above the still surface.
It’s a type from far away, so we’re not sure how it got here. We think it might have been sold as an egg or hatchling, then dumped in this lake – a better choice than the sewers, where many unwanted young dragons and serpents end up. That it’s so shy also suggests it wasn’t cared for very well. Little by little it comes closer, a few inches every day. We’ve started to bring it treats for it, we think it hasn’t had many. Any suggestions?