And lo, on the first day of the new year, by the light of the setting sun, the dragon and the unicorn ventured forth to do mighty battle. A flurry of fierce blows were struck, and when their ‘swords’ proved surprisingly ineffective, ‘water pistols’ were brought in, to much greater utility.
In truth, the unicorn’s rider had secretly longed to ride the dragon herself, but the dragon’s rider was so eager to ride him, that she gave way — only to find that the unicorn was a far nimbler beast, which gave her great advantage on the offense. Thus is it truly said by the great Sun Tzu, “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” The unicorn’s serene and placid countenance deftly concealed a valiant and battle-ready heart!
Howsoever, the ice dragon’s vast wings did provide great acreage of shelter for its rider; after long struggle, the unicorn’s rider was forced to plead weariness and concede the day’s battle, for she was as like to collapse from exhaustion, due to her exceedingly advanced years.
Yet they pledged to return and fight again another day, so it might be truly known who was indeed the mightiest in the land, and the dragon’s rider left the field proclaiming that he was already plotting strategies for the battles to come. For did not Sun Tzu also say, “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” So mote it be.
Herein endeth the narrative.