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Star-Crossed

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The Seelie crouched before the battle
amidst the muck and mire.
They knew not what the day would bring,
only that it would end in fire.

The cry rang with the rising sun.
Unseelie howls and screaming,
and noble Seelie forces charged
with neither fear nor shaking.

Long as the moon and stars have lived,
the fae have fought and slaughtered.
And even the sweetest parts of us,
cannot change the natures we have fostered.

He saw his foe near his reach,
sharp teeth and shining steel.
He raised his sword above his head,
and it made plate armor peal.

Together clashed their weapons bloody,
but though they fought and toiled,
they could not bring the other death.
Eyes met and bloodlust wandered.

Long as the moon and stars have lived,
the fae have fought and slaughtered.
And even the sweetest parts of us,
cannot change the natures we have fostered.

Seelie saw Unseelie scars.
Wondered at his talents.
Thought on the fact that a thousand years,
had left him without balance.

He found his equal on the field
listening to the sounds of dying.
And when their eyes met yet again,
he found himself not minding.

Long as the moon and stars have lived,
the fae have fought and slaughtered.
And even the sweetest parts of us,
cannot change the natures we have fostered.

Hearts grow strange in blood and gore,
and the Seelie knew it well.
He saw hate in his enemy's eyes,
but felt softness as he fell.

But love cannot grow in salted earth.
And arrows fell from high above.
One struck true and Unseelie cried
for Seelie had not known his love.

Long as the moon and stars have lived,
the fae have fought and slaughtered.
And even the sweetest parts of us,
cannot change the natures we have fostered.

As darkness fell and sun sank down
and Unseelie mourning came,
Seelie found his only regret
lay in not knowing his love's name.