Those bushes were poison oak, and your legs are going to be very itchy for the next two weeks.
You get a text from Taryd. "Suckers! I can't believe you followed the crowd like a couple of sheep. It's like you don't know anything about dragons. Fear is a greater motivator than thirst, dummies. There's no way the dragon went towards a crowd of people."
Rema shrugs. "At least the dragon is safe."
"But at what cost, Rema? At what cost."
You get points for not giving up. Yay you! And the dragon was saved.
You aren't happy because your arch-nemesis won.