This is a followup to a story by Gila. If you can't read disqus that link won't help you so I shall sum up.
Gila’s story had Eustace pondering about the fact that his life altering event had not changed him as completely as he expected and wondering if dragonishness could grow back. When the Serpent comes and he cries for it to stop it does stop, smelling the sent of dragon on him and thus recognizing him as kin. The Serpent offers to share the catch (the ship) with him and Eustace briefly wonders if accepting the offer to save some of the crew would be morally right. Then the story ends with
“No. I am not a dragon. And you can’t have this ship.”
The huge eye narrowed. “We shall see about that.” And the great head was gone, lifting up again, until the serpent made a great arch across the ship.
Some people fight dragons their whole lives.
Eustace took a deep breath, and drew his sword.
Which brings us to my continuation: