This comes after The Church in the Park and is written to a more-please request.
It is part of my Fairy Town setting.
Some things could only be written in blood and etched in stone.
Some fates could only be erased with sacrifice, changed with pain, altered with devotion and the strongest of emotions: love, terror, aw.
Some stories could be moved from their place in the Book of Life, but only if one had the proper needle, the proper sinew, the proper glue to settle them in their new place.
Bishop Macnamilla knew these things, more than most and definitely more than a man of faith in any other city might know. He knew where the tools could be found, for those things that had tools. And he knew what elements were needed, when it was not something one could change with tools.
There were things he had not learned, however – stories that had been taught to him wrong, pages that had been left out of his book.
All of those things that he had not learned were coming to a head.
It took the fae very little time to find him, a Bishop, a Man of Faith standing at the Godsplace. They slunk and skittered, snuck and slipped up to him, whispering to each other, whispering to him.
Is this the one that killed so many? Is this the one who shed so much blood?
Is this the one come back to us? Does he know where he is? Does he know what that is?
Does he know? It this him? The whispers swirled around the Bishop like a storm, brushing against him, ruffling his clothes but never quite getting through. It didn’t matter. They didn’t matter. Nothing mattered now but the task in front of him.
Does he know? He did not, not the way the faeries meant it. But he knew this spot – this stone that looked as if it were a table, the stones that looked like a doorway. He knew the crosses set in the ground around it.
And he knew that if he shed the right blood onto the stone, the world would change forever.
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