Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A Taste And Already I Was Hooked

We rushed back through the forest, following exactly the same path. I was looking out the whole way to see if we were going to cross magic's path again but we didn't. I was rather sad, a taste and already I was hooked, craving more, a dangerous thing, I felt it instinctively.

I'd heard Daddy saying before that magic comes with a price, to balance, I wonder if my craving was the downside? It was too early to know but I could speculate, I needed to keep my head and stay in the moment, we were heading back, from last look, a riot and a lynching, a mob of criminals and a determined witch, not a happy combination.

As we approached Troubledom I could hear the mob still calling out, a huge crowd gathered in the main market square, touches ablaze, laughing and jeering and their in the middle on a podium was Ursa, flanked by a couple of men, smiling away not in the slightest bit concerned, if the look on her face was anything to go by.

I felt The Fly nudge me, I faced him and followed the direction his head was nodding.

There by one of the houses right in the market square sitting totally unnoticed was Purlean, calm and composed.

"What's she doing?" I whispered to The Fly.

"Waiting." He grinned.

"Waiting for what?" I looked back at Purlean, still watching the crowd and Ursa.

"Her secret weapon!"

"Secret weapon?" I turned back to The Fly.

"Yes," The Fly drank some daisy pollen, "Her secret weapon, shhh here comes The Darling, Darling."

Friday, 28 August 2015

Did You Know That Was Going To Happen?

"Did you know that was going to happen?" I was pretty angry with The Fly.

He looked at me and nodded, a small smile spreading across his face.

"Yes I must admit I did."

"Well why didn't you warn me?" This was unbelievable.

The Fly looked at me quiet sternly;

"I did, i told you right at the beginning of the tour to be careful of getting involved with events but if events decide they want you involved they'll decide not me."

He was cross.

"But," I began

"No BUTS!" I'd never seen The Fly this assertive before.

"I'm your tour guide, I'm not your parent, IF events decide they want you involved then involved you will be." He softened slightly;

"You see, although I did know what was going to happen that was through a dozen, a hundred other tours, on this tour I'm the same as you, experiencing things as they happen, as it MUST be. A lot of people want to know all about the future but there's a danger in that, a danger that just by knowing what's ahead that they'll try to alter or effect the outcome to what they want it to be and that is not always the desire of the universe. Just by knowing it might be changed."

"What are you saying everything is pre-destined then? And we have no say over our future?" I was puzzled.

"No I'm not saying that at all, what I am saying if a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, especially if that knowledge is up for manipulation. Events should unfold in the moment and although some of us are lucky enough to have that insight it's also a tremendous responsibility. What if I told you that was going to happen because I'd seen it happen before. Would you try to get here quicker and maybe miss that exact moment when you met? Would you avoid it and change the future, a future the universe, the biggest power of all, has decided already for you? Would just by you knowing change your perception and actions in the moment? Any of these could have big consequences, I told you before, knowing the future is a great responsibility, one which only the universe and magic will decide is an individuals to know. That is not a decision I have the right to decide."

It kinda made sense in a weird way, Maybe I should just go along with events, after all I wasn't going to get any help in that regard from The Fly.

"What next?" I asked the Fly.

"Fancy going back and seeing how Purlean rescues The Witch?"

I nodded, I was along for the ride now, no getting off this roller-coaster until the end.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Get Prepared

Marvellous. All this time I've been waiting for someone to pop by so I can get a message out to Ginger Cat and Theo, George calls by and River decides it's time to  play wrestling.

OK then, but get prepared, I'm gonna kick some arse!

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