You stroll back to the village at a rapid pace alongside your companion, quickly reaching the outskirts of it in just a handful of units of time.
— “Do you know where the dragon might be headed?” you ask dAnkan.
— “It’s lair, I would presume.” dAnkan answers.
— “And where would that be?” you ask.
dAnkan stands still for a moment as if trying to seek some knowledge tightly locked away in the far reaches of their brain. “Nope.” dAnkan soon answers and keeps going as if nothing happened.
Getting closer to the centre of town you start asking people on the streets about the dragon, not getting much of a response from anyone. Unsure what to do, you suggest going to the library to find some books on the subject.
— “The library? You mean where the books are? No thank you, I don’t mess with books anymore, not since that mimic.” dAnkan shoots down your suggestion.
— “It wasn’t even a mimic, you just fell asleep and dropped the book on your face.” you fire back, but dAnkan ignores your comment and instead points to a poster on a notice board.
— “Look, dragons!” dAnkan points out, and as it turns out the poster does depict a few scary-looking dragons in some sort of heart constellation. There seems to be a play taking place in the theatre in just a few minutes about dragons. You lock eyes with each other and without saying a word rush to the theatre.
Exiting the theatre you notice that the sun has set quite some time ago. Feeling good after watching a well-put-together play despite not getting closer to saving Santa Claus you realise you need a new plan. dAnkan on the other hand looks completely dazed after the performance.
— “What a play! It was so good that I completely missed the ads in the middle.” dAnkan says, still eating the designer popcorn they ran out to get just after watching an advertisement for it. “Didn’t you like the show?” dAnkan then asks.
— “I think I liked it, but with that said I don’t know how we are to find this particular dragon.” you mutter.
— “Do you know what I think? I think we should get something to eat, do a quick sidequest here in town, and then get some rest. Tomorrow I am certain we will have come up with a rock solid plan.” dAnkan suggests. You, not having any better ideas and certainly feeling the weight of today dragging you down, agree to dAnkans suggestion. You walk towards the tavern that you had just been in this very morning, hoping for a good meal, a good quest, and an even better bed.