A/Note: This story is written as a gift for @siriusly-randomfor
the Fairy Tail Halloween Fic Exchange. [Graylu]
With apologies to Shakespeare (Macbeth, Hamlet, As You Like It, Othello), my readers and well… you’ll see. I
honestly have no idea where this story came from. It may have been inspired in
part by Terry Pratchett’s brilliant stories.
The opening certainly is. I hope you will enjoy the madness within! .
That Scottish Play, or Beware the Bard [Part I] - Death by Shakespeare
“When shall we three meet again?” asked the red-haired witch,
swirling her black cloak dramatically about her with obvious enjoyment.
“How about next Tuesday?” replied the smallest witch, whose
blue hair matched the inner lining of her own cloak, which hung very nearly to
the floor. Heedless of pretty satin, she turned to pick up her white feline
familiar. The fact that her familiar was also wearing a black hat and cloak
didn’t seem to disturb the other two unduly.
“I can’t do Tuesday,” said the third witch, pushing her pointy
hat back at a rakish angle and scrubbing at her forehead with the back of her
wrist. “It’s Halloween, and I promised to stop in at the Strauss’ party.
In fact—aren’t the two of you supposed to be there as well?”
Seraphim (”These are the angels who are closest to God. They encircle his throne and emit an intense fiery light representing his love. Seraphim are considered “fiery serpents” and not even the other divine beings may look at them. There are only four of them and each has four faces and six wings. When they come to Earth, they leave their serpent appearance behind, preferring tall, thin, clean-cut human embodiments.”)
The fire signs;
Cherubim (”These angels are the keepers of celestial records and hold the knowledge of God. They are sent to Earth with great tasks, such as expelling humankind from the Garden of Eden. Ancient art depicts cherubim as sphinx-like, winged creatures with human faces, not the fat babies with wings that now grace greeting cards and book covers. Ophaniel, Rikbiel, and Zophiel are cherubim, as was Satan before his fall to evil.”)
The air signs;
Thrones (”Thrones’ appearance is perhaps the most bizarre of the first grouping. They are said to look like great glowing wheels covered with many eyes. They serve as God’s chariot and dispense his judgment in order to carry out his desires for us. The angels in the second choir can exist in a state of transition between the celestial and human worlds. They are considered heavenly governors, attempting to strike a balance between matter and spirit, good and bad.”)
The water signs;
Dominions (”Think of dominions as middle management. They receive orders from seraphim and cherubim, then dish out duties to the “worker bee” angels of the lower orders. Their main purpose is to make sure that the cosmos remains in order by sending down power to heads of government and other authority figures. Zadkiel (sometimes called Hashmal) is the chief of this order.”)
The earth signs;
Virtues (”Shaped like sparks of light, virtues are in charge of maintaining the natural world, and they inspire living things in areas such as science. They also take orders from the angels above and convert them into miracles for the deserving. When they make themselves known to us in their earthly form, they are musicians, artists, healers, and scientists who work with the power of love, as well as physics. The two angels at the ascension of Jesus are believed to have been virtues.”)
The air signs;
Powers (”In their celestial form, powers appear like brightly colored, hazy fumes. Powers are border patrol agents between heaven and Earth. They are the angels of birth and death. Some believe that they also preside over demons who wish to overthrow the world, while others, namely St. Paul, thought the powers themselves were the evil ones. In any case, powers are a group of experts who serve as advisers in terms of religion, theology, and ideology.”)
The fire signs;
Principalities (”These angelic beings are shaped like rays of light. Just like a principal in school, it’s the principalities who oversee everything. They guide our entire world – nations, cities, and towns. What’s more, they are in charge of religion and politics. As if their plate isn’t full enough, they are also in charge of managing the earthly duties of the angels below them.”)
The earth signs;
Archangels (”They, along with the angels, are guardians of people and all things physical. But don’t call on them to help you personally; archangels respond best when dealing with matters involving all humankind. They are the first order of angels that appear only in human form. As such, they function among us as pioneers for change in the form of explorers, philosophers, and human rights leaders. This order is most commonly known because they are mentioned by name in the Bible – Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.”)
The air signs;
Guardian Angels (”Guardian angels are the angels who spend the most amount of time caring for human beings. They watch over people during people’s entire lives on Earth, and their primary job is to protect people from spiritual and (sometimes) physical danger, according to God’s will. But guardian angels also pray for people, guide people, and record people’s deeds. Many people believe that children are especially close to guardian angels.”)
Form of Expression Member: Jeon Jungkook Warnings: None Genre: Angst Plot: You take photos of everything that mattered to you, from good to bad. Though Jungkook hasn’t been in one single photo. Word Count: 2,750 Author’s Note: Inspired by Alex and Sierra’s first album “All About Us’. I wrote this today, while I was actually trying to write part two for NMNL. I’m truly sorry if you expected this to be an update on NMNL, but unfortunately, I’ve been having writer’s block, so it’s really unsettling. I’d really appreciate feedback on NMNL and on this little scenario as well. I currently have one request sitting in my inbox, and I’ll try to get on that as soon as possible!
Picturesque. You were simply picturesque. However, you
weren’t simple, no, not at all. You were heavenly striking in everything you
did; maybe it was in the way you moved, the way you tucked the few strands of
hair that always managed to tickle the apples of your cheeks, or the way you
licked your roseate lips in such a subtle yet enticing manner whenever you were
so concentrated. Jungkook was in love with you. Perhaps, that was the
most scenic attraction to him. Your passion, your camera.
Souraya Hassan, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Burundi
Tell us a bit about your background
I was born in a small town in Djibouti, near the border with Ethiopia. I was born into a family of 5: 4 girls and 1 boy. I was lucky to grow up in a family with caring parents who gave equal opportunities to all of us without any distinction, with - I must confess! - a particular encouragement to us girls to develop confidence and pursue long studies. From the age of 18 I traveled abroad to France to do my higher education for almost 8 years. That long stay opened my eyes to the world. Just after that I joined my university of Djibouti, determined to contribute to the development of my country via education, the most valuable channel in my point of view. I stayed there 11 years in order to serve my compatriots before joining UNICEF.