Looking back on this story now I can see that it’s just,oh, maybe a tad cynical about the subject. I acknowledge and own this, but I’m not going to apologize for it. You have to write from the place you are at the time, even if, apparently, in 1997 I was being a bit of a smart-ass.
I LOVE your method of being a bit of a smart-ass. These knights-in-shining-armour tales of rescuing the princess from the dragon are so much more fun when a little back-handed humour falls through the cracks!
Thanks. That WAS what I was going for.