The Crow Order granted them everything they ever desired. It was easy to love, under those circumstances. Marie and her, on long night flights over the winter country, spread out to be theirs for the taking.
Marie, arms tied to the edges of the headboard of the bed, and she worshipped her like she was a saint. Discovery. Marie in her cage. Marie crucified on a crow idol at midwinter. The crows took her, and seeded their order's own destruction.
Marie's death became her sword, the bones under her fingers transforming into one last love gift to free the dead.