Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.
Nobody that matters, that is.
And one day, just one like this, the crow found its magpie and suddenly can't remember the last time it has been this happy.
Biologists would have you call this thing an Armadillo-Girdled Lizard, Cordylus cataphractus, but I won’t be fooled. This is clearly a baby dragon. They also have this adorable habit of biting their own tails for no discernible reason. Which is adorable until you remember what the ouroboros is, and inevitably conclude that these things are also dark magic.
Magical dragons. It all makes sense.