04 Jun 2022
Ferdinand von Aegir's war record ends in 1182. The war does not.
Or, blind man's bluff.
- Part 1 of Autotomy
02 Apr 2020
There are only two residents in the Garreg Mach infirmary, and both of them are model patients.
One has a room without windows. He is very quiet, speaking only when spoken to, and hardly even then. He admits no visitors, though there are none to admit.
One has a room overlooking the gardens, and every morning the nurse cracks open the window so sweet spring can slip inside. He spends most days with his face turned to the sun, as if it calls to him, as if he calls it home to feast on his kindling. The visitors flow through as a babbling brook, and no one ever thinks him silent, though his words all brittle and bold shatter at a touch.
You are healing well, says the nurse, and the residents laugh in their separate rooms: there is no healing from this.
Hubert draws down the sun, but he is not the one who burns. [Autotomy prelude, Hubert pov, The Incident & its Aftermath]
- Part 2 of Autotomy