Sir Toby rushed into the room, breathing hard, and holding a sword that wasn't his. He put his back towards the wall to make himself harder to flank. The sword had fresh blood on it, which caused Fred to wonder what just happened. So, he asked: "What just happened?" Sir Toby didn't answer, but he did lower the sword slightly. "Is the other dragon close behind you? Is it dead? Did you encounter more monsters?" One question after another, and all Sir Toby did was stare at him as though he didn't understand a word. He didn't understand a word.
He suddenly had a flashback to his training days. Wizardry and sorcery had never interested him very much, but that didn't mean he never paid attention, for one day some random bit of trivia might come in handy. He remembered patiently waiting for his robed instructor to finish talking, so he could sneak off and go stalk that girl he had a crush on. "...and they are telepathic. Dragons don't actually 'say' a word to each other, although they may use growls, roars, and other audiovisual cues in conjunction with their thoughts. Flying high through thin air, not much can be heard clearly, so evolution, or some powerful magical influence (we still don't know which) eventually gave their kind the ability to 'speak without words'..."
Sir Toby notices dragon-Fred is no longer paying attention to him. Toby slowly creeps up to him, then slaps him across the face with the flat of his new blade. Fred snaps out of his trance, and begins scratching in the dirt with a claw: Where is the --Sir Toby interrupts, saying "The Green dragon has been wounded, courtesy of yours truly, and this relic I found lying in the dust."
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