The theme for this drabble is 'Gold', and it's one of the drabble prompts that helped inspire my NaNoWriMo project from last year.
It's also the last of the drabbles I had in storage, so from now on it's all going to be new material.
This is my duty. I protect this fleece from any who would seek it.
I reside in this sacred grove, against those who pass the king’s challenges.
We protect the fleece together: I am the last line of defence, should they prevail over the king's trials. His daughter sees to my health to ensure that should her father fail, I will not.
She treats my wounds with care, applies ointments and salves to drive off the biting insects and makes potions to help me sleep when I cannot. She is my most beloved, and I protect the fleece for her.