Still trembling, Penny wondered if what was happening was real or if she had somehow managed to hit her head and fall, if she was dreaming. Surely dragons didn't talk to people before they ate them? She shuddered as the dragon's head drew closer to her, scooting a little away, though more cautiously this time to avoid difficulties with the skirt.
"I... I was with my horse," Penny managed unhelpfully, still too shocked to respond properly. "I... I never... Why are you so concerned with my safety?" she finally managed, though she still inched slightly backward, her body still shaking with terror.