"A sea dragon you say? Where are the parts? The scales alone make fine weapons or armor, and the rest of the dragon can fetch quite a price as well."
I'll wave a hoof.
"But that's not important. You say you almost
died, miss Spring. The fact you're still here means you didn't, and that you can press on. The world threw a dragon at you, and yet here you still stand. You have stared down that fear, found yourself greater than it, and pressed on. Take courage from that, miss Spring, and keep it safely here." I'll gently press her chest. "For you see, heart is truly the only power you need to carry on. So long as you keep your spirit burning as brightly as the stars, nothing, and no one, can ever break or frighten you."
I'll step back with a small smile.
"And besides, you've got a new friend that you can talk to, as well as one with a silly hat. If ever you need an ear to listen, or a shoulder to borrow, I will endeavor to have it available."