Trace: So… you don’t have authority over her?
Reni: (thoughts) Merciful Nora! No!
Reni: (thoughts) “Dragon princess” is not a dragon title. It’s a title given to me by humans.
Reni: (thoughts) You were correct earlier. There is no formal dragon government.
Reni: (thoughts) I can’t speak for all dragons, but most I’ve met prefer to live by their own rules. So, no, I do not have any power over Nora, or most other dragon for that matter.
Reni: (thoughts) In fact, it there were any dragon who could demand authority over others, it would be her. The one thing almost all dragons respect is seniority. Unlike humans, dragons only grow stronger with age.
Reni: (thoughts) And Nana Nora is… very old.
Reni: (thoughts) Even if she doesn’t exactly act her age half the time.
Reni: (thoughts) Don’t tell her I said that!
Trace: Huh… Nora always seemed to act very casual around me.
Reni: (thoughts) You’re lucky, then. She can be intense.
Trace: You called her “Nana.” Are you two related?
Reni: (thoughts) Oh, well… er, yes, technically. I think she’s my… great great grandmother? Though… that’s not saying very much. Most dragons claim to trace their lineage back to her, one way or another. But suffice it to say, when it comes to rank, I am near the very bottom. At least, by dragon standards.
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