Eaving Stones: Chapter 2 – Part D

All three finished their lunch in silence. It had been an extraordinary night for both of the girls, they had both been beautifully dressed and duly admired. But Beau found such formalities to be a bore, and would have preferred going hunting in the woods, or experimenting with metal work.

Beau had always felt an oddity, Being a male Gypsy Beau wasn’t as powerful as his sister or Quinn, being that magic gifts were passed through the strongest via the female line. But it wasn’t this which made him feel odd. What made it worse was the fact that he was always being compared with his sister. To the world she always seemed perfect and incapable of doing anything untoward. A good girl, who followed all the rules, polite and innocent.

Strange as it seemed however, Beau knew a different side to his sister. Although he was never able to prove any of his theory’s true. Usually discarding any thoughts as mere coincidence, or even Paranoia. Beau always approached matters concerning his sister with a heavy heart.

There were many times when things that had happened which didn’t quite add up. What was worse were the consequences, of what Beau assumed were her actions. No-one had died, but a few of their fellow acolytes had suffered very suspicious injuries.

The three of them finished their meal in silence. Any good humor that had been brought to the table, quickly evaporated, like any dreams they may have been having before they were rudely woken! There were sure to be a number of short fuses around the towers this day.

Most of Sangreal had attended the previous nights celebrations. Beltane rituals had started shortly after sunset and continued till just before midnight. A few returned to their homes, but the majority stayed for the after festivities. It had been splendid, warm clear night, and had been the perfect distraction from recent troubles which were threatening the borders of the Eaving Realm. Boasting the Moral of all of its people.

Quinn and Bella had been had been amongst the girls of the Sangreal who’s desire was to be the Green Lady this year, but were amongst the many girls disappointed and turned away. Beau had teased the girls about it when he had seen the rejected looks on their faces. But the Green Man chosen was Jarelle. One of Beau’s fellow students which he disliked greatly.

By the time the three had finished their meals, the hall was filled with sound of voices and laughter. The other Acolytes had finally joined them, and the Elder Counsel had also entered and were taking their seats at the large wooden table at the head of the hall.

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Book Blessing

Listen to the Gypsy’s word,

Calling the All, a gulf to ford.

Bridge the fast realities,

An harm it none do what ye please.

‘O’ elements watch and guard this book,

From wandering eyes and prying looks.

In this night and ready hour,

Fill it with thine ancient power.

Powers of the North, Earth below,

Show us to live, to learn and grow.

Lend us your strength and stability,

To practice our craft and find ourselves free.

Powers of the East, Wind and Sky,

Watch O’er these pages with thine eye.

Your wisdom and knowledge for these we do ask,

That this book be worthy – the craft and its task.

Powers of the West, Waters and Sea,

Transformation and growth are granted by thee.

Bless these Pages with all that you know,

That all righteous readers may learn and may grow.

In winter, in spring, in summer and fall,

In our Shadows and Dreams, ask the aid of the All.

To practice the craft of the wise as we must,

With truth, and love, respect and trust.

We ask for the blessings of the Lady and Lord,

As we hold up her chalice and brandish his sword.

All that we know is infused by his power,

From sun and from moon, from rock and from flower.

Guard us Earth Mother and teach us your lore,

From silvery moon, to the earth’s inner core.

When working our magic, please help us not fear it,

We know you will guide us and strengthen our spirits.

Grant us Sky father, your wisdom and strength,

To complete all our workings to go the full length.

You smile down upon us, the light of the sun,

Rejoicing in life, with you we are one.

Guardians from the four direction,

Lady and lord, we ask your protection.

And you love for which we look,

To inspire and lead us as we write this book.

Yet to the unschooled eye let see,

Confusing words and sophistry.

Lead them from these sacred pages, On blessed ways throughout the ages.

Yet to the Gypsy this book shall stay,

Plain and truthful, clear as day.

Direct and show, guide and teach,

Their dreams and goals, please help them reach.

Free will for all, And harm to none,

As I have willed it, so it shall be done.

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