Fae Touched. Nightmares. This was exactly what I had been trying to save them from by staying away, what I thought I could protect them from. Well, that went about about as well as any of your other plans, genius. And you’ve kept them hidden even from the unit, so you can’t go running to them to do your thinking for you for once, you’re shit outta luck.
Damn, I hadn’t even stopped to consider that. All that time and effort getting presents for the old family, completely forget about the new. No chance at getting them anything supernatural, and funds almost depleted for the month… I’ll make them something, the wire figurines I used to make from Dad’s stuff. Yeah, that’ll work…
But I can come back to that. I’ve got the gifts, and I have the intel I need to figure the next step, acquired at no small price from that creepy hob. But no sense going through those dreams yet. Everyone keeps saying Yule has a way of drawing everyone’s secrets out, and they always taught us the best way not to reveal anything is not to know it. But after… Well, I went more for broke with Jason’s gift than Jessica’s, maybe I can split the difference by finding whatever has been tormenting her dreams and hurting it. Maybe its more complicated than that, but god I hope not.
Speaking of Jason’s gift, I need to put some kinda catch on it, thank god he can’t activate it the usual way. Hmmm… Well, there’s the old prayer from your days. So what if there’s no one listening, still good words. Not asking for speed or victory or anything other than what you can carve out of your body. Yeah, fits this token perfectly. Now, how did that go?…
Lord, Run by my side — live in my heartbeat; give strength to my steps.
As the cold confronts me, as the wind pushes me, I know you surround me.
As the sun warms me, as the fire cleanses me, I know you are touching me, challenging me, loving me.
And so I give you this run; thank you for matching my stride. Amen.