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Case In Point - Talea Nea
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"For me, it's always that Mary Poppins thing. I'll do it until the wind changes." Neil Gaiman



"Real writers, and real artists, finish books and move on to the next project." Holly Lisle


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Talea Nea
Case In Point

Once upon a time there was a princess. Every morning she rode out, slew a dragon and came back around the evening to celebrate and spend time with her family.

One day another princess visited her and told her: "I am jealous of you. You kill a dragon a day, but it takes me a whole year to kill even one of them, and I can only do it if at least three people help me. How do you do it and how can I learn to do the same?"

The first princess answered: "You get to that point by attempting to slay dragons every single day for over thirty years, day in and day out."

"Oh," said the second princess, dejected. "That doesn't sound like fun."

"It isn't," confirmed the first one. "But it keeps my land clean and enables my people to flourish. That's what's makes it worth it: Life has become liveable here thanks to … to my dedication."

"It's a sacrifice, though," said the other. "A life for live."

"Exactly. No one is willing to do that. Will you continue, now that you know? Will you continue and sacrifice your life in service of your whole nation?"

"Maybe," said the second princess carefully. "Let me think about it."