I posted this chapter of the story two days ago on Den of Angels (Photostories Gallery). Here it is again for those of you who missed it on DoA or who do not belong to that forum.
Hakkon lifted Papillon onto his shoulder and secured him with a makeshift belt so he wouldn’t fall off. As they set off on their journey, Papillon called out joyfully, “Good-bye, mushroom house! I’m off to hunt dragons."
(I found these tree sprites on the hookedonfairies.com website. I knew the moment I saw them that they would be the perfect accompaniment for my Greenman figure. They were all one color, making it hard to distinguish details, so I painted them in shades of brown, green and gray. Indoors they are so dark that they make my camera's flash go off, so I took them outdoors and photographed them in the morning sunlight.)