Weighing the significance of what has been gained against the cost of it, what are we left with? An heir with a destiny worthy of going down in history? Or a diminished mind and body, a pale version of what could have been? Hope can be such a strong emotion, so the former rather than the latter for me; ice and fire – if you use your imagination – is a sexy, powerful combination.
In my dreams, I have visions of an ice dragon, terrible and fierce, flying over snow-capped peaks and ultimately blasting enemies into oblivion.
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