“Let's take a breather.”
Watched Robot Combat League today. Well, show had a lot of filler. Kinda expect it from a show where they're battling human sized robots, they don't exactly have the budget to be doing twenty fights for each hour long show. Got really interesting during the end when the actual fighting started. The start of the fight was meh, the sparks shown were pretty much sparks preprogrammed to be made by the bots. But then the robots actually started to damage each other. Parts flew off and stuff. The victor won by beating the other with its limp arm. Yay robot fighting!
Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The Dragon's Defense
“This entire case against me is only baseless prejudiced mess!” Steve Scaletail yelled. “I didn't kidnap any princess and I certainly didn't bring her to my castle!” Smoke ejected from the dragon's green-scaled mouth. He spread out his giant wings a little while sitting in the defendant's chair to relieve strain.
The prosecution stood up to the dragon with a confident glare and a fancy red suit, “Baseless? We have testimony by a noble sworn knight of the princess being in your personal quarters. When he went to scene he found that she had to break multiple locks to escape.”
Steve got even madder. “Break out? She was breaking in! The princess is a burglar! Are you too dumb to figure that out!? She wanted to take all my family heirlooms! Thank my firey breath I arrived on time to stop her!”
The prosecution look baffled. “There was no report of you having any family heirlooms in your castle.”
Scaletail groaned. “For the love of- My 'dragon's treasure'. Hey, humans of the court? You know why all that 'treasure' is locked in chests throughout a dragon's castle? Because it belonged to their dead aunt. Fifty years the humans and non-humans creatures have been under treaty and you haven't put two and two together? She was pilfering me just like those adventurers of old! Then as soon as I come in and say 'get out of my house!' she tells a knight I kidnapped her!”
“We just don't take your word for it,” The prosecution said.
Steve took a breath. “And what does my own attorney have anything to say?”
The defense attorney stood up, with a fancy blue suit, and said, “I'd like to hear the princess's defense to my client's claims.”
Quickly the princess took to the stand and quickly she spoke, her words like a verbal flood, “IwaskidnappedIdidn'tstealanythingIjustpickedthelocksandescaped.”
“You are very arrogant miss.” The defense attorney said.
The princess grew more steady and slowed her voice down, “How so?” So far in the trial she appeared very sweet and somewhat childish, rapid speaking almost like a nervous child's panic.
“You say you didn't steal anything, but it is very plain to me that you did, and you felt so confident in your lies you brought evidence in here by bringing that ring in here. So cocky that you think you wouldn't be caught.” The defense nodded his head like a disappointed parent.
“What are you talking about? I'm not wearing any rings.” The princess's hands were completely bare besides some overly expensive nail polish.
“Well, you decorated it with a lot of new stones, both to make it look better and to disguise it a great deal. And you're wearing it on your head. Because you think a dragon's ring is a crown. You just thought my client's family heirloom's were just treasure and that was a human crown and not a dragon's ring. And even if you wiped it clean there are enough makers marks on there to show that it isn't a human crown you bought. Any dragon jeweler we bring it to will prove to us it isn't a human crown.”
“Y-you.” The princess's face turned red as a dragon's fire breath.
“One stereotype got me this case. A princess's vanity.” The defense attorney smiled. Ever since he saw that case-winning ring on the princess's head he was trying to think of the best witty line he could think of to end on.