Treat the one you love like royalty. You can fetch them the rarest pearls, find them the most treasured gold, or bathe them in shiny seashells. Perhaps they’ll appreciate it- but the most valuable gift of all will forever be a dip of the heart.
While I was commissioning @littlestpersimmon anyway,* I decided to indulge myself and get one of my faerie prince AU Dex.
Fic:The Huntsman and the Bard Length: 9863 words Rated: T Summary: In which Dex is the son of the Autumn Queen, but he tired of leading the Wild Hunt for her, so he escaped to the mortal world. He’s just trying to live a simple, unassuming life, which is going great until one Derek Nurse, travel writer, shows up wanting to do a magazine cover story about his pumpkin farm.
I like to imagine the above illustration is Dex before he ran away, dressed to lead the hunt and not particularly happy about it.
At midnight in the area near the Geology office where the lights never turn on correctly you will find her sitting patiently her ‘hair’ dripping and pooling on the floor. Her silver hair is not quite silver, most people theories that is actual quicksilver. It would not be surprising, they call her the Crystal Maiden for a reason. Her eyes are like polished Labradorite there is no pupil or white to them. Her lips are polished rose quarts and the hollow of her back is like a geode of amethyst not flowing or rotting wood. She has three horns of crystal that spike out of her head like parts of a crown though these colours change depending on variables that no one has been able to fully decipher.
Sweet words and music will not get you far with her. If you want her favour bring her beautiful crystals tumbled or raw. They say that she helps the Geology professor in exchange for his famous rock candy too. It is hard to tell if that is what she is actually eating some of the time since she has been known to eat raw crystals as well. Green fluorite crystals seems to be her favourite when it comes to these earthy snacks.
No one has ever reported being Taken by her and she is one of the most peaceful of the gentry on campus as long as you do not anger her. A feat that is hard to accomplish. She uses no glamour and allows people to see her directly.
She never speaks and people say that it is because her tongue, like so much of her, is made of crystal. Even her hoof like feet are like raw hematite. You can tell if you have won her favour or not based on her tails and crystal crown. If she wraps her long forked tail around your body that is a clear indication that you have won her favour. This can be dangerous as her tails tips are tipped with a quicksilver that changes rapidly from liquid to solid easily. Her tails also weave through three different hallways they are so long and you have to be careful not to step on them. She has been known to forgive those who do by accident. Her crown will always be blue in colour if she is fond of someone and red if she is angry.
No one knows what to make of the soft pink and purple tones her crown turns whenever the geology professor is nearby but everyone knows that if you are kind to one of them then they will both be kind to you.
There are three ways to make her angry
Trying to touch her or any of her crystals without consent.
Bringing iron or salt near her at all.
Speaking of anything related to her and the professors relationship. She hates gossip.
Keep in mind that she tends to poison those who make her angry and won’t even bother to Take you to do so.