Dragon slayer meets a dragon tamer?
1) “You imagine I’m some kind of monster for slaying a creature that can swallow up the wealth of kingdoms, destroying the surrounding wild-life and terrorizing villages,” the dragon slayer said. “Well, I find it disgusting to take such a mighty, intelligent creature and turn it into little less than a novelty pet.”
“That’s not what I do!” The dragon tamer snapped.
“You are arrogant. Just because you can tame a creature doesn’t mean its your prerogative to do so - it’s cruel. They’re wild creatures.”
“And I suppose you think killing them is kinder?”
“Kinder than forcing a creature to live against its nature, yes.”
2) “You put one foot on that mountain,” the dragon tamer said. “And you’ll have to go through me. Your fear does not give you a right to murder.”
3) The dragon fell, wasted among their horde.
“You’re free now,” they told the dragon tamer. “You’re safe.”
“Safe?” the tamer’s voice shook, cracked, as they looked down at their friend. Stroked a palm over tattered scales. “She was protecting herself! She was protecting me!” The tamer coughed, weak from illness. “You walked into her home - of course she’d attack you! Oh god, what have you done?”