Once upon a time, there was a little princess who was different from the other princesses. She didn't have golden hair, fair skin, or a slender figure. She watched as princesses from neighboring kingdoms married princes and felt very sad and lonely. She would often lean against the window, waiting for her prince to appear. But one day, instead of her prince, a fearsome dragon arrived.
The dragon, however, didn't look as terrifying as the legends described. In fact, it looked quite cute. The princess wasn't afraid; instead, she was filled with curiosity. She asked the dragon, "How did you end up here?" The dragon replied with a hint of sadness, "I lost in a fight and all the other princesses were chosen by princes. So I had no choice but to come and rob you."
The princess felt heartbroken upon hearing this and tears streamed down her face. Wasn't there even a dragon willing to choose her? The dragon was taken aback by the princess's tears and said in a panic, "I haven't even robbed you yet! Why are you crying? Please don't cry..."
Seeing the dragon's clumsy attempt to wipe away her tears with its huge claws, the princess couldn't help but burst into laughter. "Dragon," she said between giggles, "take me away."
The dragon was puzzled and asked, "Huh?" The princess continued with determination in her eyes, "Since no one likes me anyway and I feel so lonely here, I'll go with you."
The dragon took the princess back to its dwelling place. This dragon was very different from the dragons in legends; it was gentle and treated the little princess with great care. It would bring her jewels and delicacies from all around the world.
However, despite all this love and attention, the princess still felt a bit empty inside. Every day she would gaze into the distance, hoping that someone would come to rescue her. But as days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, no rescue ship arrived. She gradually gave up on that hope and thought, "Maybe I've been abandoned."
"But being with the dragon is also nice," she realized. Just as she was about to give up, she heard a commotion outside the cave. The princess rushed out and saw the dragon fighting with a prince. Surprisingly, she didn't feel any emotional connection to the prince; instead, she was worried about the dragon's safety.
She anxiously watched the dragon and suddenly, her fear disappeared. She found an opportunity and ran over to embrace the dragon tightly. "The prince you found is so weak; he can't even defeat you! Why pretend to be weak and let him take me away? You fool! I don't want to be with any prince. I choose you," she declared.
The dragon stumbled for a moment, taken aback by her words. Luckily, being a red dragon, its blush wasn't visible. Otherwise, it would have turned completely red from shyness.
From that day on, the princess and the dragon lived happily together. She may have been a princess without a prince, but she was truly happy. She would often lie on the dragon's back as it carried her to watch sunrises and sunsets, experiencing all the beauty in the world.
Because in its eyes, its little princess deserved all the best things in life. The dragon had always thought this way since their first encounter – it was secretly in love with this silly and chubby princess who loved sweets.
So remember, even if you think you have many flaws, there will always be someone silently loving you and accepting you for who you are.