The Fairy Diary Day 280 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I am thankful. Thankful we all survived. Thankful I am still here to write this, now that we have recovered from our ordeal. 

Having Merlin with us made all the difference, especially his experience combating this type of menace with our allies in the days past. He kept us well away from its reach. He explained that the object was to have it expend all its poisonous spores before we closed in to disable it. 

To do that we needed to keep constantly on the move – even through the night. And I had to hold all my arrows in reserve. They would have been useless otherwise. 

Come this morning it was incredibly reduced in size. And the wizard encouraged us by saying it would not be much longer. 

Then suddenly, the creature broke off its chase and took off for the shaft entrance. Merlin shouted that it was time to attack. I let off three arrows in succession. Each one struck home and with each one it shrunk even more. 

Then it just disappeared. 

Rumble and Noralei thought it disintegrated. But Dunfallon, atop Grimace, insisted it fell into the shaft. 

All speculation was put to one side when Merlin announced that our allies had arrived.

The Fairy Diary Day 242 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I had to call Dunfallon back when he took off after some birds to shoo them away. I asked what he was thinking as those birds were easily bigger than he was. 

I told him to summon his eagle and go after them in its strength. The pixie apologized for his rashness and thanked me for calling out his pigheadedness. 

We watched them as they charged those birds, scattering them. 

When Dunfallon returned, he was flush from the chase. And was happy to report that he does not think the fowls were the ones that have often dogged our steps. 

As I look back on the day, we have made good headway despite beginning to climb. But I am more glad that the iciness between Dunfallon and me shows signs of thawing.