They came back at the edge of The Fall. We called them many names over time and space, but they dismissed all that in a heartbeat.
“We are The Folk. we have come”
Some say they waited too long on purpose, so as to catch us when we were weak. Others say they had to wait, until the corners of the world broke. Whatever the case, they were coming to stay. There would be no forgetting about them this time. No relegating them to the stories and legends of old. At the time, it seemed like the best solution to sign the Covenant.They would help us rebuild, help us stagger back from the brink of disaster. All they asked was that we let them come and be a part of our world again.
So we did.
And here they are.
Was it the right choice? Is there ever just one? Though there are many who may question the judgement of the throne in allowing the Folk not only to remain but to take active part in our government, I say that there is nothing good to be had without a bit of risk taking. Though we may once have been wary, after almost 70 years of the Folk in our midst we have seen a magnificent prosperity in all that we strive towards. No one can say that this could only be luck or mere chance, for with the Folk we have accomplished what we never could have on our own.
And for that, I am inclined to agree with that old saying,
“But I believe that, All in All, Life is better since the Fall”