||Sky Is Falling - Bertie Blackman
Who: Simone, Mab, Dana, other fey
Where: The Dreaming
When: Sometime in the night
What: An ending and a beginning
They were running out of time. Simone had fey of all kinds scouring the Dreaming, searching for the star, the menace that had caused all of this.
Every now and again, a star fell in the Dreaming and chaos ensued. Now was such a time. It was breaking down the barriers between the Autumn world and the Dreaming, making dreams turn to reality. A wondrous gift, but given to mere humans? It became the thing nightmares were made of. The dreams in Mysteria were getting out of hand, the dragon had been proof of that. They fey gathered and tried to correct the damage, but that could only hold out for so long. Now it was time to get the star, make the wish and reverse all this.
They had been searching for only a day, but the majority of the Dreaming didn't want Mab to find the star. The UnSeelie queen had started the Wild Hunt in hopes of finding it. So far the treacherous queen had had no luck. Simone and the others meant to keep it so.
The problem was whoever found the star may abuse the power. In it was the ability to grant a wish, no matter how twisted or selfish, whether it defied nature or no. Such power could twist even the purest souls. She couldn't give them that chance, she had to find the star herself.
Simone called her power over the darkness, searched through the endless black. Maia found her that way.
"Simone! I think we've found something! The trees tell me of a crystal, please, follow me!" The nymph ushered Simone with her, going through the deep woods. Light was beginning to break across the sky. Simone's power would be useless if it did. She followed Maia as she listened to the trees, allowing them to guide her.
They stepped into the clearing where the trees had been ravaged by a force from the sky. The dawning light filtered through the crystal, shining upon them. Simone immediately stepped forward. "Maia, we've found it!" She picked it up, holding the pure light in her hands. It illuminated her and she felt it's power rush through her being.
She could have it all. Everything she's ever wanted. Her home, her family, anything. The world.
Simone closed her eyes and began to phrase her wish right. "I wish-" She began....