Original Author's Notes:
A new AU that is not part of the official Fae Tales canon! If you don't read anything else associated with this world, you don't need to, and you can skip past the premise and just leap straight into the story.
Still set in the general fae tales verse, but Augus and Gwyn are very young - approximately 300 years old. Gwyn - instead of being raised as a soldier - is turned out of the An Fnwy estate after the incident with Mafydd, and he lives in the forest because he doesn’t know what else to do, and his parents have told him that if he tells anyone about who or what he is, they will murder him.
However, what Gwyn doesn’t know is that Efnisien has been given permission to exercise his ‘malicious urges’ on Gwyn - and begins to ride out into the forest to capture him and trap him. Afterwards, he releases him, and Gwyn is so traumatised that he stops talking. This capture / recapture / escape / recapture continues for decades. Sometimes there are years of respite, sometimes Gwyn is captured a lot. He gets wilier and wilder as time goes by, and Efnisien has to lay traps for him. Gwyn cannot teleport - being too afraid to use his light and too traumatised to learn organically.
Eventually, this is how Augus finds him - trapped in the depths of the woods where he also lives and is only just starting to really build his reputation as a dominant.
And so our story begins...
Podfic Creator Notes:
Hello Fae Tale Fans! This is a long-term podfic project I’ll be working on. I aim to upload one or two chapters a month. If each chapter clocks in at about 45 minutes, the entire podfic will end up being almost 24 hours long!
I’ll ask you to be gentle with me when it comes to pronouncing Welsh and as I find character voices. As a longtime fan of not-poignant's works, it's a pleasure to contribute to the faedom~ The Wildness Within has a real special place in my heart, although there's plenty of angst it's just a bit softer.This has been a lot of fun to do and I hope you enjoy it!