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The knights gathered around the Egg, looking at each other. They had expected a fierce dragon, a breath-taking battle which only a few of them might survive. Instead they had encountered a pleasant hike and a richly decorated nest.

A note read: The Greatest Challenge.

They were puzzling the meaning of this when the egg cracked open and the hatchling gleefully chirped, "Mama!"

It was too cute to slay, so they raised it the best they could.

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"What day is it?" I asked myself groggily.

"Today," answered an unhelpful voice near my head.

"Thanks," I grumbled. Then I sat bolt upright, looking around for the source of the voice.

A small thing, like a fairy but with more arms and legs than typically depicted, so perhaps not a fairy, stared up at me.

"Oops! This is a dreeeam!" She waved several hands desperately, then promptly fluttered away.

I slept on the couch for a month.

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Her instructions were very clear, meticulous and for my eyes only.

At first I wasn't sure I could stomach carrying on her legacy - her garden needed more than just blood and bone.

A lot more.

I did my best, but for the longest time her garden just wasn't thriving as it did in her care; I just couldn't bring myself to acquire all the bodies required as she did.

But recently it's been easier than ever to spot irredeemable people and so the garden is finally getting as lush as it once was.

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Grandma's garden was full of strange plants - flowers like eyes, seeds like skulls and roots like bony hands attempting to claw their way out of the dirt.

"Sweat, tears and a generous helping of blood 'n bone," she'd tell inquiring, envious, gardeners, as to why everything grew so lushly.

Her scarecrows were effective too - no birds ever visited, no matter how much seed I'd throw on my visits.

I inherited it all when she passed.

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The cats swarmed. Some ran, some limped, but all moved with determination and purpose.

Most of the villagers laughed as the piper left with the felines in tow. Some were heart-broken to lose their pets. But at least he hadn't taken their children, as some had feared he might when the Mayor refused to pay.

Many feared a return of vermin.

But only the mayor was visited by a very hungry legion of rats.

Then the cats were returned.

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"Oh, don't mind him, "the princess assured, "He doesn't like strangers. Once you've been here a few weeks, he'll warm up to you and demand all the ear-scritches."

"Weeks," the knight sputtered, staring up at the dragon, glaring around the corner at him, "Why would I stay?"

The princess paused, fluttering her eyelashes, delicate hand somehow hefting the large sword she'd been sharpening, "You... wish to depart?"

The knight gulped, "N-no."

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I'd expected my mirror-universe self to be... sexier maybe; crueler certainly. Who I found was a soft man surrounded by many dogs beside a van offering pet-care services.

"Am I the evil, sexy one," I asked myself.

"Most media would say so, with that facial hair and abs even a loose shirt can't hide," I responded.

I grimaced, absentmindedly petting the beagle that approached me, "Oh."

"Hey, wanna help me groom these doggos?"

"Oh God, yes."

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"Someone smells happy!"

"That's a weird thing to say," I said without thinking. I'd never had a werewolf coworker before... and it was a lot to get used to.

"But it's true!" He was shirtless again. I sincerely doubted it was a real side-effect of lycanthropy, but I wasn't complaining.

"So, who is it?"

He paused and sniffed himself, "Oh! It's me! I'm happy to see you, my favorite coworker!"

I groaned but hid a grin in my coffee mug.

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The vampire stared at the wailing toddler and sighed, "I can't eat this."

I gulped - I was new to ghouling, and I didn't want to ruin my chance at vampiric immortality, "Should I try to get something, uh, fresher..?"

My master scoffed, making silly faces at the child until it laughed, "I don't eat babies; no life experience, no flavor in the blood. Return this spawn and bring me... a felon or two."

"What about cops?"

"Same thing."

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The nursery was dark. The only light was the button on the baby monitor and the golden glint from the eyes of the vampires that encircled the crib.

The baby coo'd, unafraid, grasping a thin, cold, undead finger in front of it's face.

The vampires all gasped at this.

This tiny untarnished being, this delicious little morsel, was all they needed... to remember.

Vampiric bats and wolves frolicked away from the house, remembering life.

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The suspense was palpable.

The queen had been in labor for quite a while.

Finally, the midwife emerged, a bright if befuddled smile on her face.

"Well?" asked the queen's spouse eagerly.

"It's a..." the midwife paused, and tilted her head before continuing, "The baby has your features, for sure."

She pulled aside the blanket to reveal green glistening scales and the baby spat a lick of flame as it gurgled.

And there was much rejoicing.

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