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[livejournal.com profile] daemonmuses prompt. Week Four


The scariest thing you've ever done on purpose.


Oh this one is easy. Defy the King of the Fey. In the middle of the Wild Hunt.

If there's one way to get yourself easily killed is to do that. But he'd turned a woman into a doe for sport. She had been on the crossroads on a misty night, which is never a smart thing to do. But she was still a woman. I could see her daemon, it was a ghost-deer running along side of her. Gave me chills to see it.

The fey don't have daemons you know. They can fake it real well if they're pretending to be human, but the don't have them. I guess it's because they're not mortal. I mean, my family's daemon's have always been a bit off. Never really quite settling like others. They could not change form for years and then, just for a second, they will. I think it's the fey blood in us. The Fey are mutable, timeless, and so just a tiny bit of it is us. Even more than what fives me the pointy ears.

But I had been dragged onto the Wild Hunt by the King and we were out chasing this woman. And she was terrified beyond measure. Huge dogs with red eyes and black horses without horns and glowing black eyes as well - like fire. All I could do was hold on.

We - no the Hunt- cornered her in a small boxed in area in the woods. There was no way to escape. And so I... I attacked the king, pushing ahead of him and putting myself between him and the woman. Trey was big, in his phoenix form, I guess that's about when he mostly really settled, flying around her not letting the dogs get close.

The King... He was enraged. Have you ever seen a storm, I mean a real storm that makes everyone hide inside, lighting flashing and thunder booming for hours on end and you're sure it's the gods coming to destroy the world? It was like that. His anger just seem to encompass the entire world.

I didn't move.

I was scared to death.

I was sure I was going to die.

But I didn't move. I couldn't move. I couldn't let the woman die like that.

He tried to strike me down, but suddenly I had a sword in my hands. The sword in my hands. The Sword of Dragons. It chose me as its champion. It left Marlina.

After that there wasn't anything he could really do to me.

Well except break my arm and leave some nasty scars.

The important thing was that he let the woman go.

That, that was the scariest thing I ever did on purpose.
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[livejournal.com profile] daemonmuses prompt:


Something you've tried to learn, but were never good at.




The exasperated sigh that Marlina let out made Alec cringe. She looked like she wanted to throw her hands up in the air and stomp off to go yell at something. But instead she took a deep breath with her eyes closed and calmed herself down. Putting a hand on Alma she stroked the patchy colored hound's fur before looking at him.

"Let's try this again," she said. "Hold out your hands."

He obeyed her, following her through the exercise they'd gone through a hundred times (at least it seemed like it) before today. Hold out your hands and call the four elements to you. When you had them all together, merge them into one song. She made it look easy. He could see her do it.

She said it was the basic building block to using elemental magic properly. It was the merged energy that made them special, that let them do things that other wizards couldn't do.

But he just couldn't do it.

Every time he tried, the energies would swirl together, they would twist together, they would loop around together, but he just couldn't get them to become one.


Staring at the four of them, he could hear the song of them whistling in his mind and he tried to get them to melt together. They pushed at each other like bubbles and then just popped.

Groaning Alec put his head in his hands. "I'm sorry," he said.

Marlina sighed. "It's all right. You're coming into this too late. You just need to work on it. We'll try again tomorrow. Go take a break."

Alec stood up and held out his arm, letting Trey land on it. The daemon fluffed himself up and walked onto his shoulder. He looked like he was settling on a phoenix form, but sometimes he took a few others - always flying creatures - but generally a phoenix. It made sense a lot of Trovens had Phoenix daemons. Once done, Alec walked off towards one of the quiet gardens in the fey palace grounds.

"It's not fair," he said when they were out of earshot of Marlina.

Trey clicked his beak. "She's right. You came into it late. We'll keep on practicing. You'll get it."

"Maybe," Alec allowed.

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