The Faerie Who Wasn't

The Faerie Who Wasn't

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Genre: Fantasy

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Fantasy

Summary

upon the river
Styx was born
Day and Night
Night and Day
by Darkness and Light
born and raised
side by side
friends and beloved
until beloved friends
opened a chasm
of jealousy
Night wanted Day
Day stayed away
loved another
Night hid the children
of the Day
in his cloak of starry
starry skies
bore children of Night
from whence a single
child of Light
escaped.

Light bred love
Darkness bred hate
Day and Night
Night and Day
grew wings to fly
flew away
Day brought Light
Night brought fright
Phoenix
and
Dragon
diverged and
converged with
Day and Night
Night and Day
angered went to
war waged on
until the Day
Night and Day
Day and Night
Darkness and Light
met in air
met in spirit.

and Light loved Darkness
but Darkness hated Light
against her will
Phoenix led the fight
but Dragon died
and Phoenix wept
Day hid its face
and Darkness raged
Light blessed Darkness
with sacred Light
and Darkness cursed Light
with the eternal death
of immortal Phoenix
the immortal
became mortal
to die over and over again
until Dragon be saved
until Phoenix heals
Dragons heart
hearts of hate
hearts of love
will forever meet
until the fire within Dragon
be cooled and melt

for on that day
the twins shall say
that everything will be okay
they will love
as only gods can
but they will never love
as much as the Mortal
Immortals
who warred with their hearts
fighting fire with icy fire
until both surrendered
to the fate
that will still await
the hateful who could not hate.


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Summary

upon the river
Styx was born
Day and Night
Night and Day
by Darkness and Light
born and raised
side by side
friends and beloved
until beloved friends
opened a chasm
of jealousy
Night wanted Day
Day stayed away
loved another
Night hid the children
of the Day
in his cloak of starry
starry skies
bore children of Night
from whence a single
child of Light
escaped.

Light bred love
Darkness bred hate
Day and Night
Night and Day
grew wings to fly
flew away
Day brought Light
Night brought fright
Phoenix
and
Dragon
diverged and
converged with
Day and Night
Night and Day
angered went to
war waged on
until the Day
Night and Day
Day and Night
Darkness and Light
met in air
met in spirit.

and Light loved Darkness
but Darkness hated Light
against her will
Phoenix led the fight
but Dragon died
and Phoenix wept
Day hid its face
and Darkness raged
Light blessed Darkness
with sacred Light
and Darkness cursed Light
with the eternal death
of immortal Phoenix
the immortal
became mortal
to die over and over again
until Dragon be saved
until Phoenix heals
Dragons heart
hearts of hate
hearts of love
will forever meet
until the fire within Dragon
be cooled and melt

for on that day
the twins shall say
that everything will be okay
they will love
as only gods can
but they will never love
as much as the Mortal
Immortals
who warred with their hearts
fighting fire with icy fire
until both surrendered
to the fate
that will still await
the hateful who could not hate.


Chapter1 (v.1) - Strange Occurences

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: March 04, 2017

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Book One

Chapter One: Strange Occurrences

The snow drifted peacefully from the sky, landing softly into the puffy mounds already on the cold ground. Not an animal stirred, as icicles formed in the trees. Not a thing could have warned the world of the tragedy and miracle about to take place in the outermost regions of the Faerie Realm. The world had been split into three sections based on race, since the beginning of time; Faeries had the second largest realm, and a king who a woman not yet in her fourth decade was fleeing. The woman was a daughter of Light, and his favorite child. However, that could not save her now. So she flew through the trees desperately fleeing the kings' men. She could hear the distant sounds of pursuit, and knew in that moment that she would not be able to escape. She and her child would be captured, with a desperate hope she screamed, "Help me!" and burst into flames.

Another faerie, ignorant of the importance of the occurrence, and blind, made her way towards the sound. She stopped, listening confused. She could hear men in the distance, but not the woman. She took another hesitant step and almost tripped on an object lying in ash on the cold ground, the snow completely melted around it. She picked it up and felt it. Its shape was that of an egg, and putting her ear to the fragile shell, heard signs of life within. The sounds of the men were coming closer, and the woman decided in that moment that the other woman would want her egg to be safe. So the old woman flew away, bundling the precious burden in her cloak.

***

A group of me of men hovered in the largest building in the village, and listened to the old woman’s' account. "The egg needs a home; I believe the woman I heard is dead. She likely incinerated herself."

"The eggs' home can be with the men looking for it! It does not belong to us, nor is it our place to hold onto it." A member of the Council retorted his face contorted in a mixture of fear and anger.

"There is a reason the woman was being sought, we cannot rightfully keep the egg if it was stolen." Another member said sensibly.

"And how are we to know if it was stolen? Talk to them? They are our enemies; they would just as soon kill all of us than speak to us. Besides, if the men were searching for the egg then the woman was fleeing from them for nothing. The egg was left in the open." The blind faerie replied tartly.

"Well, I have a proposition, if you'd hear it of course." A young man said hesitantly.

A few of the other men sneered at him, "Oh of course you do, best leave the thinking and problem solving up to us Moonbeam." A couple other men murmured agreement and nodded their heads. An old faerie, cloaked in golden robes held up his right hand, "Councilman Moonbeam has as much right to speak as any of you. He earned his place among us, unlike some of you. Councilman, you may speak, uninterrupted."

The young man cleared his throat and nodded nervously. "Well, as Shadowsight pointed out, the other faeries are our enemies and follow the rule, "kill now, ask questions later." Nevertheless, as some of you have pointed out, the egg may have been stolen and they are looking for it, which may put all of us in danger. As many of you undoubtedly know, my mate and I tried to breed our second hatchling, but the egg was not fertile, there is no life inside it. So what I propose is a swap, my mate and I care for the egg and raise the hatchling as our own, if it is determined that it is in eminent danger."

"And how do you propose we determine that Moonbeam?" One of the council members sneered.

"Peace Councilman Darklight!" The Head of Council warned.

Councilman Moonbeam held up a hand, "No it's alright. He asks a valid question. My mate and I still have the unfertile egg; we can place it somewhere in the woods in place of the other egg, and watch to see what will happen to it. If the sunfaeries make mention of harming it, then my mate and I will raise the hatchling. If not, then we return the egg in good faith."

The Head of Council rubbed his chin with a thoughtful expression. "Where do you think we should leave the egg?"

"Where Shadowsight found that one," he jerked his chin towards the bundle Shadowsight held carefully in her arms. The Head of Council considered the plan, and nodded his consent, "If no one has objections-" Darklight stood up hastily and The Head of Council held up a restraining hand, "Any real objections, then I approve of this plan, and we will put it into effect immediately. 

***

Less than an hour later, Shadowsight led the group back to the pile of ash. Or what was left of it. It was nearing on daybreak and the moonfaeries were getting nervous. Darkness may be angered if they stay in the light, so many of the faeries fled for the safety of their huts the first chance they got. But Moonbeam, Shadowsight, Darklight, and the Head of Council stayed to watch and wait for the sunfaeries to return. Shadowsight had lit a small fire in a circle around the empty egg and the men came quickly. The four Moonfaeries watched, Darklight impatiently, and the others anxiously as the men inspected the egg and wondered aloud how it got there. 

"Sorcery it was!" One of the men shouted his voice shaking.

Another man, the obvious leader, shook his head doubtfully, "I don't think so. Maybe it takes time for the egg to appear after the death of the Phoenix. Either way, the king wants the egg, so we can finally head back home." The whole group of men cheered. "I was beginning to think one of those moonfaeries had it. Guess not." The leader said thoughtfully, "Ah well. The sprite inside will make a fine slave for the king or one of his friends, the Phoenix is always beautiful. Maybe the human king will have her for a time."

The leader turned back for a moment to glance around, at the forest, and the egg was smashed into bits and pieces. The leader turned back abruptly, "it was sorcery, it was!" the culprit screamed, as he stared fearfully at the smashed egg. The leader made a sharp gesture with his hand, and two faeries grabbed the egg smasher who screamed, "No! No! Please! No! It was sorcery! The egg was cursed!" before he was beheaded by the leader. "Leave the coward, we're going home," he said calmly.


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