The Fairy Diary Day 535 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

There is a certain strangeness to returning home after a long absence, especially when it would seem one’s travels have come to an end. And stranger still under the current circumstances. 

Rumble has struck up quite a friendship with Tinadell and has agreed to take him in until he can set up on his own. 

I had a lot to do to tidy up my home. Thankfully Dunfallon pitched in to help me (he wrangled some particularly fat worms). Cobwebs were simply everywhere. We were careful when collecting them, and will drop them off at the weavers later. I will have to check to see what I need for them to make for me. 

I was just sweeping out the dirt when Rumble dropped by with Tinadell. Rumble and I wanted to introduce him around Nonin-gal-dith, so we started at Noralei’s smithy where we caught her sister hard at work. While there we told her that Noralei should be joining us soon and to prepare a pen for the dragon. 

She was not familiar with Tinadell’s name – had never heard of his banishment. 

We can only hope that is the case with the other fairies here in the village. 

For My Friend John

For my friend John

Hear Hear
Raise up a cheer
For this day
When John is King
Let all within this hallowed hall
His praises gladly sing

With an eye that’s clear
Undaunted
He trains his lens on one
And all
He was there at the ready
At our every beck and call
No one ever charged
“Where were you when it counted?”

Though some may doubt
His royalty
Or dispute the rank thereof
Why twas only yesterday
While we were in the pharmacy
When the man behind the counter
turned and said,
“Your prints, John!”

RWOz2

Day Six Hundred Twenty #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

The sun arose unopposed by clouds. It grew warmer each passing minute.

We bid goodbye to our neighbor, thanking him for the cool draft of water his friendship had been to us.

But we had gotten no further than the crossroads when a squad of soldiers blocked our way. Their leader recognized Elijah and ordered his men to arrest him.

Elijah took one step towards them and they fell backward to the ground. Their leader raised a weapon and Elijah merely breathed in his direction.

He was incinerated before our eyes, the flames spreading to the others as they arose to oppose us.

The Captain led the way from there.

Finding the camp empty we pushed on in their wake.

Day Twenty Five #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

A beautiful morning dawned upon us. The mountains off in the distance looked ever more inviting. However, Lyle agrees with me, that we should acquire a drone to take with us. In fact, he is more insistent about it than I am.

I’m beginning to think that we should make it two, one for each of us. You never know when we might split up, and we wouldn’t want to spoil our friendship over such a matter.

We’re checking out the nearby buildings for tech firms or other businesses.

Almost immediately we found a floor in the first building given over to a parcel business who has a whole fleet of them. If we can only get one to work.