Kajar and the Wise, Old Sage

“What do you want?”

Kajar looked around seeing nobody.

“I seek Salvia.”

“You’ve found me.”

“Where are you?”

“You’re standing on me.”

Kajar looked down. “Oh. You’re…”

“The herb. Yes.”

“What do you desire?”

“To defeat the Hydra.”

“Then earn the answer by solving this: Sometimes big, sometimes small. In September, see me fall. I’m what?”

“Hmm? Rock? Tree? Aha! Leaf.”

“Correct. Remember, fire is your friend.”

Kajar scowled. “That’s it?”

“Ungrateful bonesack! Go away!”

My entry in the June 2022 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Theme: Trees and Plants
Genre: Fantasy