Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island. The men in the longboat shuddered as they waited beside it for Sir Reginald. Fervently, they hoped the gallant knight would survive the mighty dragon’s flames and harvest its magical blood.
The entire castle shuddered and bricks fell from the edifice. The longboat men quaked in fear.
Inside the castle, the dragon crunched on Sir Reginald’s plate armor.
“Not too much!” whispered Sir Reginald to the dragon. “I have to put that back on.” He moved his bishop and took the dragon’s rook on the chessboard. In a louder voice he bellowed, “Take that, ye devil!”
“Oh, right,” whispered the dragon. It spat flames out the window and howled, “Aaaww-oowww-oooowwww!”
Sir Reginald donned the battered armor. The dragon splattered blood on it with a flourish.
“Artfully done, Ned,” said Sir Reginald.
“You’re most kind, Reg,” said Ned. “See you next month?”
Sir Reginald grinned, “I wouldn’t miss it!”
Written for Monday’s Finish the Story. This week, the opening sentence is, “Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island.” The photo by Barbara Beacham is the media prompt. Look here to see what other folks wrote: http://wp.me/p595ga-7Z