Era would have been amused to know that he judged the safety of a place based on her reactions. The dragon knew her fears were unfounded. She might even have told him so had she realized.
"Well," Era tried to answer honestly and yet not seem like a complete bumpkin, "I'm not entirely certain that there aren't dragons. I haven't seen any," she reassured. "And we're not really all that easy to hide."
Era was mortified that he would ask such a question. "What," her voice was laced with exasperation, "makes you keep suggesting these things? You seem to have a very one-track mind. Let me say this slowly." She came close to him 'til their noses were almost touching. Quietly, yet firmly, she emphasized. "I. Am. Not. Going. To. Kill. Anyone." She pulled back. "What's wrong with you? Of course I'm not going to kill anyone. Why would I do such a thing? What about you? Can you promise me as much?" Alright, the dragon was a little angry. But she hadn't lashed out with it - only berated him a little.