If you listen very closely, keep track of every nuance of his word choice, bargaining with a dragon holds no concerns. Keep in mind solstice dragons live a very long time, and they don’t mind hanging on to an open-ended bargain until they really need to call it in.
Finding herself in the company of dragons should have been eased by the knowledge that the Don’t Eat Humans Clause had been adhered to for more than 1000 years.
When Dira agrees to a bargain with Brundar, a dragon with indifferent interest in her plans to make it through the winter alone on the frozen slopes of the Cadore Mountains, she learns too late one should always have someone evaluate a binding contract with a dragon. Hadn’t he said he just wanted her help keeping the young dragon he was mentoring in line in trade for food and shelter for the winter? But she can’t quite recall the exact phrasing though he assures her increasing her skills in survival was a deliberate focus in the negotiations.
What negotiations? It was all of a two-minute discussion!
Convincing him that as a dragon he was hardly equipped to provide her training in anything relating to human survival seemed brilliant, until he agreed without argument.
Now she’s saddled with an exasperating warrior bent on educating her, a war she hadn’t bargained for, and far too many dragons with designs on her future.
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