This was a 'ngaio takes a deep breath and offeres to write for arsenicjade who has given her so much pleasure with her writing' thing. And then my brain decided to stage a rebellion and write this. This is based in one of arsenicjade's universes, The Care of Magical Creatures universe which, it's probably not totally essential to read first in order to understand this, but the first two stories were what I reread in order to make sure I had the canon right (plus it's a damn good series). In addition, Dreaming and Waking is based in a small, AU section of the CoMC universe which arsenicjade wrote, erm, for me (yes, it's a little incestuous here!) which can be found here where I asked for My Chemical Romance to meet the CoMC-verse.