May. 10th, 2014

kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

Finding the school had been an accident. Until that happened Max knew nothing about the thieves or the magicians, although that might have changed even if he hadn’t found the school because he was male and obviously had magic as he’d managed to break through the wards surrounding the building without even trying. A part of him wished he never had, but if he hadn’t he wouldn’t have met some of the wonderful people he’d become friends with, which, often, was enough to make him push his concerns aside. The rest of the time… he had difficulties with the reason they were trying to steal from the thieves, the same way Orla did, and if the two of them had been together they would still be trying to hunt for the real reason. He knew, thanks to a couple of the books they’d manage to grab, that whoever was running everything behind the scenes was keeping things from them.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

Halloween was a day when strange things were meant to happen, but the shimmering mist that was coming from the direction of the local field was stranger than normal. Shayla watched it for a few minutes longer, so she could be certain that she really was seeing what she thought she was seeing, before going to find her dad. For a moment she stood in the doorway of the lounge, nibbling on her bottom lip as she tried to work out how to explain what she was seeing, before stepping into the room to get his attention, knowing that she needed to tell him sooner rather than later.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

Coming to Earth changed everything, but that’s something the elders, and their families, don’t seem to want to accept. Being here, bringing our magic with us, has affected both the world itself and the people who live here, yet the majority of those who are in charge are willing to bury their heads in the sand about what we’ve done. Of course that’s why we didn’t know that we destroyed at least one world before Kalinia. Now, thanks to going to the school that the Queen set up, some of us do know the truth, because the Queen doesn’t follow in the footsteps of her father or the rest of her family, which she says is because she was never taught to be Queen. She might well be right.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

Every morning, after Otis came in from work, he’d wander out into the garden with his cup of tea to look at the tree. It had been in the garden for as long as he could remember, but his parents told him it started growing not long after his third birthday. They’d checked in all of the botany books they could, on the Internet, and still they had no idea what it was, so, now that it was close to flowering for the first time, they were all anxious to see what would happen next. Other people had posted in gardening forums about the unknown tree as well, talking about what it might be, all certain that it was growing because of the fae.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

It had first happened three days before. Kaylyn had felt this nagging sensation when she walked past the park, but she’d ignored it, because she couldn’t help thinking she knew what it was. The next day it was the same and she kept going, kept telling herself she didn’t want to go to the fae school, even if she did have magic, because going to the fae school meant dealing with the fae. After everything her parents had told her about their time at the school she was certain that she didn’t wan that. Yet, when she walked past on the third day she found herself stopping, wondering if things might have changed in the twenty years they’d been out of the school, because things could change a lot in twenty years.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

The flash of colour made Colton stop, although it took him a couple of steps to realise that he had seen something. Slowly he turned to look at it and found that the flash of colour was actually something that looked like a red door. He knew exactly what it was, because his parents had told him about the school, so he knew he had a decision to make. Being able to see the door meant he had enough magic to be counted as fae by the fae, but he wasn’t sure he wanted to be fae, even though part of him obviously already was, as he’d heard a lot of bad things about them. Not just from his parents, who’d both graduated from the school before choosing to live in an area that was home to several other mixed bloods, from shifters to mer people, so they didn’t have to spend any more of their time around fae who believed they were better than everyone else due to their ‘pure’ blood.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

It was one of those things everyone heard stories about, but Vaughn had never really believed them. The fae had always kept themselves separate, not wanting to mix with the humans, while the shifters and mer people had been much more friendly, although there were humans who had issues with the other races. Really that was to be expected. Finding that creatures most people thought were fiction actually existed was difficult and those problems were exacerbated by the fae’s irrational need to pretend that the rest of the world didn’t exist. Of course there were those who said that behind the scenes things were very different, that the fae Queen was fighting with her elders to get them to accept that being on Earth meant they had to change, and until he stepped through the wards it was something he couldn’t accept was the truth.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

It wasn’t an unusual situation. Travelling to Earth had changed things for all three of the races, and for the humans as well, but for the fae the change was more obvious. Like many fae parents Iantha’s had split up because the two of them disagreed on a number of issues, the main one being whether the fae should be mixing with the other races, and those arguments had been passionate on both sides, because her mum was the only one who’d married into a fae family. All of her siblings had chosen shifters or mer people to be their lovers and she was seen as the black sheep due to her choice. She had handfasted for love, a love that had faded with every argument they had. Of course it hadn’t helped when the man she had chosen told her that her family wasn’t permitted to enter their home.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

When Fairuza applied she never believed she would be accepted as one of the twenty shifter-fae students at the school that Willow created and when she was she wasn’t entirely certain that she actually wanted to go. Most of the shifter-fae she’d met hadn’t wanted to go to the school, because they were against learning how to use their magic from a race that looked down on them, which was something she understood. The thought of having to deal with the fae was exactly the thing putting her off. Some of the fae she’d met, her father’s friends, had been lovely, but those who went to the school… like everyone else she’d heard horror stories. Yet her father, who’d gone to the school when it was first open, had managed to convince her that most of the fae she met, even though they would mostly be related to the elders, would be open minded enough to accept her.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

Before my magic manifested I thought I was a pure shifter, but I don’t know why. I know very little about either side of my family, because we don’t keep track of our bloodlines in the same way the fae do and that means we have very little knowledge of who my ancestors might have had relationships with, although I do know now that at least one of them must have had a child who was shifter-fae. When Willow found out about me… you have no idea how hard I was hoping she never would, because I knew that she’d want me to go to the school she set up and that wasn’t something I really wanted. Now, though, thanks to her annoyingly convincing arguments, I find myself standing outside of the building, hoping that whoever I’m going to share a dorm with will be understanding. Having a shifter in the school is unusual, to say the least.

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kajones_writing: (Richard with sword)

There was something about the human girl, but Quentin couldn’t work out what it was. He found himself staring at the back of her head, again, wishing he knew, because then, maybe, he might be able to stop himself from watching her so much of the time. It could have been her confidence. She never once let the way some of the fae treated her affect her as she truly believed she was meant to be at the school and he knew that, technically, as she’d found the doorway, she was. Finding the door meant she had enough magic to be regarded as one of them, if she managed to finish her time at the school.

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