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Cadenza: Not Enough

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The problem with challenging a Queen of Faerie is that the fae always set the rules.

I could play any of the songs I played at the ceili. But the Queen is older than I am, I have no doubt, and she has heard them played, and played better, many times before. If skill is the judge of this contest—

But skill is not the judge. She is.

We call them the Fair Folk in hopes that naming them honorable and trustworthy will make them so. Not because they are.

I must improvise, and hope creativity, unrehearsed, wins the day.