Title: Of Dragons, nettles, and other prickly things
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire, A Song of Ice and Fire & Related Fandoms
Characters / Pairings: Nettles, Sheepstealer, Addam Velaryon, Rhaenyra Targaryen
Warnings / Tags: Dragons behaving like dragons, animal death, references to violence
Prompt: Any Targaryen/Dragonseed. Exploration of the bonding between rider and dragon. How long does it take your protagonist to get the hang of it? Is he/she scared? How does the dragon influence the rider and vice versa?
Summary: "In the end, the brown dragon was brought to heel by the cunning and persistence of a 'small brown girl' of six-and-ten." (The Princess and the Queen, 730)
Author's Notes: The epigraph for the third section is canonical and attributed to Septon Barth. The other two quotations are my own, but the books are canonical. Nettles is a minor character in “The Princess and the Queen” and “The Rogue Prince,” and also makes a brief appearance in The World of Ice and Fire
during the Dance of the Dragons. Thanks so much to G. for beta-reading!( Of Dragons, nettles, and other prickly thingsCollapse )