Sometimes I wish I could be tactful (before you ask fairy godmothers are not allowed to grant their own wishes – this is to prevent corruption and power hungry fairy godmothers!).
Do you regret killing those dragons, monsters and so on? Couldn’t some have been rehabilitated?
No! And definitely no! I’d remind you these creatures had killed many innocent people and the criticism I came in for in the Kingdom was not taking these beasts out earlier than I did! Rehabiliation! Don’t make me laugh (on second thoughts, well done, you didn’t!).
Hanastrew is now a great fighting fairy godmother and has taken over your old role. Do you regret that? Or the fact you left Hanastrew to go off with the human man you fancied?
No. You forget I trained Hanastrew to be the excellent fairy godmother she is and I wanted her to be able to take over my old role. Not only was I in love with Derek, and still am, Hanastrew needed to be a good fighting fairy. We all do given the nasty creatures in the magical realm. I’d have been neglecting my duty if I hadn’t trained her well. I dislike this line of questioning. I gave the Kingdom notice I was leaving and Hanastrew was ready to take over. I did not leave the Kingdom when it was vulnerable. I am entitled to have a life of my own, am I not?
Are you sure you couldn’t come to some settlement with the Queen?
I did try repeatedly to make my regal cousin see some sort of sense. What was the point of keeping an obviously discontented fairy godmother in the magical realm against her will when, with some compromises on both sides, that same godmother (me!) could have come back to the Kingdom as and when it needed me and for the rest of the time have the happy life on Earth I craved? I also maintain it has done my cousin no harm to realise she cannot bully everyone. My attitude has also encouraged the Council to be more questioning. I believe that will help the Kingdom over all. The Queen must be accountable.
Just how close were you to the Witch? Did this affect your judgement? You were far kinder to her than you would have been for anyone else doing what she did.
The Witch and I were 3 years apart in age and met regularly as she carried out her duties in keeping fairies such as myself on our toes and I carried out mine, thwarting the likes of her! Our relationship was a professional rivalry and over time, as with other rivalries of this type, you develop respect for your opponent, get talking to them and so on. I was always aware of what she was capable of and if it was in her interests to kill me she would so my judgement wasn’t affected. There was a window of opportunity where we could have negotiated a settlement with the Witch which the Queen blew with her arrogant attitude. The Witch does have some genuine grievances against fairy royal treatment, hence my sympathy.