She wasn't supposed to be seen by mortal eyes.
That was the rule, the decree of the magical accords.
Now and forever more...
And she thought that she was invisible!
The enchantment that she had evoked earlier that morning should have lasted all day...
...never the less he saw her.
As she pulled herself out of the waters of that small lake, as she climbed on the prow of that half sunken rowboat he saw her.
He was a child, a human child with a wild mop of bright ginger hued hair. Dressed in a white t-shirt and a pair of denim shorts he held a wooden net in his left hand. He stared at her with his bright inquisitive eyes as a broad smile was birthed on his round angelic face.
The small elemental dragon swallowed hard as she tentatively returned the boy's gaze.
This was her first encounter with a human. She had no idea how it would end. What act of violence would this human inflict upon her? Just what horrors did he have in store for her?
The young dragon's eyes widened and she stared in awestruck silence at the child...