love faeries

I found peace in a forest, I felt love by a stream, I dream in a meadow, I am a child of the earth and pagan forever.
there’s always music among the trees the old ways are full of magic. It is the essence that binds us to everything. We do not bow or bend to our gods, instead we open our arms and embrace them. We do not beg them to do things for us, we asked to be empowered and to assist us, so that we may do those things ourselves

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.

*Go commission them! They have a new puppy and therefore new vet bills to pay.

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I love you, she told him, night after night, for seven years. Faeries cannot lie, and he knew that.

I love you, he told her, night after night, for seven years.

Humans can lie, and so she let him believe he lied to her, and she let his brother and his children believe it, and she died hoping they would believe it forever.

This is how a faerie loves: with a gift.

If you summarize Jemma in LM
  • Emma: what is this feeling? do I love Julian?
  • ...
  • Emma: Don't we love each other?
  • Julian: NO WE NEVER SAID THE L WORD EMMA NO THAT'S NOT TRUE THAT NEVER HAPPENED OMG IT WAS PURELY PHYSICAL I DON'T LOVE YOU
  • ... half the book later...
  • Julian: I lied
  • Emma: ...
  • ...
  • Emma: Mark date me
  • Mark: what ok sure I'm down