# The dragon silencer

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One day, little brother dragon sought Alice the Witch’s apprentice to play. He finds Alice preparing for her Witch’s apprentice test in her lab.

“What are you doing?”

“I’m practicing the potions section of the test.” She answered glancing at his entrance quickly, gosh, that dragon is beautiful, she thought at the sight of his body glistening and shimmering as if it is covered with oil. He seems so aware and in control of his body every inch, every scale, every hair moved in cohesion and with intent. Even when he is not moving, his body shimmers with a mesmerizing throbbing, longitudinally and sinuously. “Ah, you have come at a great time” Alice’s mind snaps back to her test. “You can help me practice this very difficult spell.”

“What is it?”

“The dragon silencer”

“The dragon silencer?”

“Yes, this spell-potion combo is a challenge question on the test. The physics of it is pretty neat, you should see it.”

The little dragon is silenced

He talked, but no sound came out.

He bumped into the wall, and no sound was made.

He slammed the door, and the door made no sound.

“Heeehee” Alice giggles giddily, “it worked !!”

Little brother dragon blew a fire ball, it burned red hot, but emitted no usual poof sound.

“The dragon silencer silences the dragon” says Alice.

After a few more moments of good natured joshing, Alice decides to undo the dragon silencer. The little brother dragon is most eager as well.

“Ehermmm, let’s see, wow, the undo-spell is five pages long, looks like we have some work ahead of us.”

Little brother dragon shakes his head vigorously gesturing DO IT!

“Oh, hmmmn, it’s a potion,” Alice says after reading the third page. She busied herself with the preparation while little brother dragon tried all manors of noise making but failing to make even the slightest sound.

“Ahhdlakadablahhhhhh” mumbles Alice to complete the spell… the dragon looked at her, holding back a giggle, or maybe he giggled, we can’t hear him. That’s, did she say that right? Maybe it’s just a Chinese accent, but that sounds… different.

Finally, Alice hands little brother dragon a test tube of pink potion. He drinks it quickly.

“CAN YOU HEAR ME??!” Little brother dragon shouts.

“Thanks you! That was nasty!! I couldn’t hear myself pink! Pink!! I can’t hear myself PINK”

“You mean you can’t hear yourself think? That’s an interesting side effect. I’ll have to let my teacher know, she wrote the book on this, maybe she can update it with that info.”

“Pink!!! Pink!! Pink! I’m pink!” Little brother dragon caught a reflection of his body in a flask, “why am Pink?”

Alice looks over, the dreamy dragon was indeed all shades of pink. But even in pink, he mesmerizes endlessly, its throbbing, in hot pink, extends in saturation and radiance, one’s eyes cannot stop looking at such a creature, the senses are so engrossed in catching each and every shade of pink that is possible on each and everyone of the dragon’s magical scales. Even his whiskers are pink, to the tip.

Little brother dragon now has gathered his wits and waves at Alice who has yet to emerged from the trance induced by the sight of this dragon.

“Uhhh, dudette, can I make noise in my normal color?” Asked little brother dragon.

And at this moment, Alices witch teacher, the old lady, walks by.

“Alice! Have you not read the spell instructions in its entirety before performing it ?!” Demanded the old lady. “That lesson I must have taught you a million times. I guess one more time won’t hurt.”

Alice’s gaze shifted down to the book. She seem to have done everything in those five pages. She idly turns the page, and, there on the 6th page, lay one line of instruction:

The potion shall be applied by oral delivery.

“That means, Alice, you should blow the potion at him from your mouth” the old lady explained helpfully, “or any other way, as long as it is delivered from your mouth, but personally, I find blowing the most pleasant. And please read your spell books more carefully and fully in the future. There are orally administered potions which the subject is to consume, but then it would say administer orally. I certainly do hope you do better on the actual test.”

She then marched little brother dragon out of the room leaving Alice the Witch’s apprentice to ponder her blunder…

(Don’t worry, the old lady reverted the pinkness outside, so little brother dragon is all okay now.)

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