title: five hundred steps
rating: e (tags on ao3)
word count: 1.8 k
notes: for the @outlanderbingo2020 dragon square
summary: Lord John decides to do a very special favor for the dragon who has been imprisoned in the dungeon for over a hundred years.
Grey knew the story. It had been told to him as a young boy as it was told to his father and his grandfather. The White Witch had grown too powerful so the King had her burnt at the stake. Her husband was in so much pain from her loss that the grief transformed him into a hideous beast… a dragon of old. He spent a century wreaking havoc upon those who had taken his wife from him, until he was captured by the Great Queen and, as he could not be killed, was imprisoned here, in the Dungeon Ardsmuir.