For this one, you must convince a dragon to display its cuteness for a village.
BO-BO (any gender, mid teens through late life)
Tonight, they decide. Do you stay in the kingdom? Or do you go back to your land?
Bo-Bo, they have this problem. They think you're not scary enough. They think that what they need is a monster. Having a deadly dangerous dragon-- that will make the kingdom powerful. So they think.
But Bo-Bo, it's not in you to be scary. You're a gentle, sweet beast. I adore you. The VISITORS adore you. You can draw visitors and the kingdom will be powerful because of THAT.
"Should we conquer the kingdom of Maygore?"
"What the one with Bo-Bo the dragon?"
"Oh dear, I didn't know Bo-Bo lives there."
"Yes, I went there with my family as a child. He let me tickle his belly."
"Oh dear, then we shall not claim the kingdom of Maygore. We shall protect and defend it. Agreed?"
Perhaps they won't talk EXACTLY like that but something close. What you need to do is show the VILLAGERS just how lovable you are. Leave the castle for the day. We have a wonderful, wide countryside. Go there and frolic. Sing your songs. Roll in the meadows. Launch into the air and play in the sky. The villagers will see. They will marvel. They will cease all thought of exiling you.
Will you go? Will you show them yourself? Will you trust my reasoning?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes. If you would like to use this piece, please credit: "Courtesy of Matt Haynes and The Pulp Stage"