3 Works in Midwinter Masque
These were written as part of the "Astrology" prompt challenge at http://femslash100.livejournal.com/
There is joy in waking. Joy in labor. Joy in growing things, in well-fitted garments, shared secrets, shared laughter, shared meals. There is joy in fine combs, good wines, running water. There is joy in ritual, in mystery, in baking bread. There is joy in solitude, in a cup of tea, in a glimpse of the divine. There is joy in awe.
The Queen of Terre d'Ange, alone on the Longest Night, decides she has as much right as any free d'Angeline to take her pleasure where she wills -- and her handsome Captain of the Guard is only too willing to oblige.