"Because humans tell stories of fearsome dragons, not of kind or intelligent ones. They tell tales of things they don't understand, thinking those stories make it easier to cope with the uncertainty. They don't understand that we are not our species." It was hard to explain, admittedly. "Even those who know me this way, they might still balk to find out my true identity. It is something I keep closely guarded."
"They live in the same houses," Emi nodded, smiling to see that this was something that had piqued Era's interest. "A mated pair, their children, their family- all together, yes."