Yes. I wouldn’t see innocent beings come to harm, no matter what world they’re from, so the Fairy Kingdom ought to update its records and accept that not every human is a murdering, greedy brute. Having said that I still say the Kingdom is better off defending itself. Mother has rightly pointed out because I am a half-breed I am likely to have only half strength powers (or not the entire range). My magic is bound to be watered down by my humanity. The Kingdom itself ought to be able to take sensible precautions against being attacked though it would help the cause no end if it didn’t go around annoying everybody.
Are there no aspects of human life that tempt you to give it up and make a new life away from those aspects? You would be accepted in the Kingdom now if only for your brave mother’s sake.
I hate pollution, war and greed too but refuse to believe only humans are capable of it so my general answer here is a definite no! As for being accepted for my mother’s sake, have you any idea how patronising, how horrible that statement is? I should be accepted for myself. Your comment there is added reason to stay away from the magical realm. Why go to a place where I am merely tolerated and not made welcome? How would you feel about that, Roherum?
Are you happy to be considered your mother’s deputy? (In law you are this). Would you back up with your magical firepower, no matter how limited, the way say Hanastrew has done?
Yes but only to back her up and out of love for her rather than out of respect for the magical world (as I don’t have any). I have been practicing magical defence spells and will keep working at these. I’ve got no wish to be eaten alive by some foul creature from some weird dimension. Mother has told me about Hanastrew’s amazing abilities (including her talent for demolishing a chocolate éclair in nanoseconds, which makes me warm to her) and I don’t plan to compete with this fairy. My magical help should be considered a case of “doing what I can when I can”.
Are you sure your friends cannot detect what you are? When you practice magic, what precautions do you take to ensure no detection?
Yes. You don’t think I want to advertise it, do you? Bear in mind my fellow humans would consider me mad for revealing what Mother is. They might consider me dangerous if I used the magic to show I too have magical blood. So when I practice magic, I put on every anti-detection spell and protection charm I can think of. I don’t want any more grief that that already bestowed by my over generous Mother! Yes, I am being sarcastic, Roherum. The only thing I have to watch is when I fly. I do enjoy that so I use invisibility to protect me there. It doesn’t fool the birds in the sky though. They can sense me and get bloody annoyed. You should hear them squawk at me!
Have you got used to the animals being able to talk in your garden? Do they ever say anything remotely interesting?
Just about. Ironically one of the few areas where I agreed with the Queen was on the talking animal experiment. Wildlife really are not here for our amusement. Having said that, Greyfur, the squirrel, is often very witty and Podgy gives me all the gossip from the bird world. Their sex lives are quite steamy apparently! Above all, the wildlife act as an early warning system something unwelcome is coming through from another dimension and I will be eternally grateful to them for that.
As a half-magical being, what do you find your limitations are? Can you only do half the spells or each spell at half strength?
One big limitation is being written off due to being half of anything! I am me, Jenny Williams, my own person etcera etcera. For the record, I’ve had no trouble with any of the spells I’ve learned. Bear in mind on Earth mongrel creatures, like cross breed dogs, are usually far healthier than their pedigree colleagues. So don’t write off half beings. I know the Queen has voiced the view I will only be able to take in half as many spells at full strength but I’m not sure if this is a canny way to get me to prove her wrong so I learn more magic so I’m playing safe and ignoring this. I will learn magic in a way that I find compatible.