I wake with a cracking noise that reverberates around me. Where am I? Who am I? Looking around, I find only darkness. There is a far off light that burns my eyes. A cold breeze pierces my bones. I cry out for help, though I do not know who would come.
Warmth engulfs my body and I yelp in surprise. I look up to see a giant shimmering blue scaly creature looking down at me fondly and wrapping her large wings around me. As she wraps her tail around my small, fragile body, I feel oddly drawn to her. I lift my head and cry out, feeling my skin peel away from a sticky, slimy substance. The creature lowers her head to me and licks my face, pulling goop and hard chips of shimmering blue and green glass-like pieces off. I whine in protest, but she continues.
After a few minutes, she nudges my head gently and smiles a toothy grin. She has so many sharp teeth. I feel around my mouth with my tongue. Where are my pointy teeth?
“My darling,” she speaks in an ancient tongue that echoes th