The Fairy Diary Day 63 #TFDbyRWOz2

Mirababell writes:

I was all for leaving right away, but was overruled by Merlin and the High Fairy. There is just no getting around that combination. So, I did the best I could to keep myself occupied. Rumbletwist was a great help in that regard. He is excited about the new abilities for which Merlin’s major domo is training him. We spent the afternoon as he practiced them down in the sally port of the castle.

His new regimen includes daily practice of the defensive moves taught to him by that canny old owl. I pity the troll or renegade dwarf that would challenge him to combat in such confined quarters.

I am beginning to see the wisdom of waiting and preparing for future encounters.

Day Four Hundred Sixty Seven #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

Standing watch takes more than just staying awake. You have to stay alert. In the moment and concentrated on mission.

Too easily do my thoughts wander. What I just ate, or what will be for dinner. What was it that Elijah told me. And did I understand him aright.

It’s a constant combat. I have to confront it the second it starts, or I will succumb.
I have to be alert to being alert.

I have completed two watches successfully, but I have one coming up late tonight. So, I have decided to fast dinner and spend the time in our special cabin instead. I feel it to be the only way to maintain my concentration in this long day.