Characters: Cinnia, Vaeramae, mentions of Loic and Tomoe
Series: Caeruleus Aether: Blackbird
Notes: I had some down time at work and wrote a thing. It’s not good, but it’s not awful. Written just after I finished The Hunger Games. I apologize for the tense and any tense changes.
I’m not entirely sure where to begin.
I remember the first time I met her. She wore armour with a valknut on it, ravens at her shoulders and a wolf protecting her back. She favoured the colour blue, the trim long faded from the skirt she wore. Her gestures were sharp and confident. There was a fierceness about her that I recognized in others like her. I knew then that she was what they called a Valkyrie. Warrior women who collected the souls of the dead, capable of magic and transformation.
She smiled easily, was curious about everything. She asked questions while I worked the silver in my hands, and I found myself not minding. The woman was genuinely curious about my work.
“Why don’t you work with iron?”
I paused. It was innocently spoken. I was fashioning silver into a dagger, using magic to help strengthen the metal. Weapons were made from iron or bronze. Silver was known to bend. I glanced over at the Valkyrie and decide to answer her question.
“These weapons are for the Fair Folk.”