The Fairy Diary Day 364 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Sometimes decisions don’t prove their true worth until a good deal of time has passed. Other times the reason one made the choice to begin with has a completely other unlooked for – and better outcome than one may have planned. 

Such was our decision to bring Dunfallon’s mountain goat with us. 

Though this was not apparent when our day began. The dew was still on the trumpet lilies when Rumble rushed up to me with the news that the mountain goat was missing. Nailbiter launched a full search of the burrow and the immediate vicinity – favoring the direction towards Willie’s swamp. 

Noralei made up the party towards that side. Just short of the pond there, the mountain goat came prancing from behind an immense shrub to nuzzle her. Then he led her back behind the bush. 

There she found an unhappy Dunfallon sitting in an improvised cage staked out on the ground. Answering their call, Rumble and I helped break him out. We had to exercise extreme caution for Dunfallon informed us that Willie had booby trapped it. 

When free, our pixie raced off to the Wisp’s lair. There we joined him in front of the burned out crystal. And no Will’o’the Wisp. 

Dunfallon had one consolation, being reunited with his mountain goat. 

We asked the High Fairy to report to Merlin that our trail is again cold.

The Fairy Diary Day 78 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I awoke this morning to find Dunfallon gone.  I shook Rumble and together we looked for him. 

His goat was still tethered in the same spot as last night and did not seem to be disturbed by the absence of her master. 

We called out for him, but there was no answer. And strange to say, it was unnaturally quiet around about. No bird song.

Again and again our search ended at a nearby pond. The ground thereabouts was marshy and beyond the pond was quite swampy. 

Then Rumble said what I was thinking. That we needed to search the swamp for a will’o’the wisp. And our missing friend.