Fox witches are by far the most commonly seen witch figures in Japan. They gain the foxes trust by bribing it with its favorite food and then striking up a deal with them, typically promising food and daily care in return for the fox’s magical services. The fox of Japanese folklore is a powerful trickster, imbued with powers of shape changing, possession, and illusion. The most feared power of the fox witches is their ability to command their foxes to possess other humans.
Summary: Jack is getting ready to do a photo shoot for Alicia’s friend. Bitty comes along to keep him company, when Bitty suddenly becomes the model. Jack’s reaction to the photo is… interesting. A quick little ficlet which takes place during Jack’s senior year. Also on AO3…
Jack hated photo shoots. Absolutely hated them, but Alicia had a favor called in and he found himself in a position of not being able to say no. And so, begrudgingly, Jack Zimmermann was on his way to Boston for a one-day shoot.
“Like an actual shoot shoot?” Bitty asked wide-eyed as he told him about it over some ginger peach pie the evening before.
“Yeah. It’s for some clothing line. They’re going to dress me up like a puppet and then I have to stand there, and smile like an idiot.”
“I dunno, it sounds so fun to me. I’d love to model!” Bitty said then sighed, “Alas, I am vertically challenged.”
“Euh… do you want to come with me?” Jack asked pushing his pie around the plate with his fork.
“Really? And like watch?!” Bitty practically bounced off his seat.
“I guess so, Bittle. Don’t make me take it back.”
“No! I’ll behave. I promise! It’s going to be so much fun.”