Warnings: Rape/Non-con, Sibling Incest, Dubious Consent
Summary: Veli’s magic has been uncovered and, with it, his heretical connection to an ancient God at odds with that of the royal family. Koyit is ordered to punish him, but he does so in his own way. He won’t hurt the one he has promised to protect.
They say a long time ago, the Sleeper and the Nameless God clashed. Perhaps it was in the World Before, or perhaps it was later, when the Nameless God was only a memory. It is said that whatever the Nameless God did to anger her, they ran and hid from the Awakened Sleeper, for they were too cowardly to face her. She was beautiful, and she burned so brightly in her anger that those who saw her fell dead where they stood, bruised with the force of her majesty. Even from further away, many folk who looked upon her sickened and died. Some were burned; they were those who worshiped the Nameless God. The Nameless God’s marks appearing on their skin in strange patterns revealed them to the Sleeper, and she came for them, and strange fires burned around her.
They fought in the cleared place that is a forest now, but for a long time after the battle it was a wasteland. The Nameless God was cunning and clever, and they changed from form to form again and again—first a tiny bird, now a leaf, now a breath of air, but no matter what form they changed into they could not escape the wrath of the Sleeper, nor her beauty. In the end, they were cast to the ground and there in the clearing the Sleeper overcame them.
Their coupling burned the Nameless God so badly that they slipped once again into hiding, but everywhere across was scattered their tears, black and frozen. The Sleeper’s power secured, she once again became still, and the land slept.Continue reading “Black Glass”