It came through the bushes.

An ordinary day in Forest-Beyond-Hedge. As valiant defenders of the Seelie Court, you started off as normal: three circles around the bed to ward off noxious luck or unfortunate vapors, an offering to the fey ancestors (lest they remember your existence), and a hearty breakfast of honeycomb and confections. After a fresh bath of dewdrops and heady murmurs, you emerged ready to face whatever challenges the day might bring. Yesterday a nymph got stranded in the threads of her woven anticipation, that was quite a scene. SomeTime ago, days and days, a turtle even had the impropriety to swim backwards up the Creek-Under-Butterfly-Wings. Tempers had flared and you had all been called upon to pacify the outraged denizens of the area. The whole realm had talked about that one. You don’t know what exciting adventures await, but you know that today will be day as much like and utterly unlike any other!

It came through the bushes.

The Fast and the Fairyous Silvergleam