In our opinion, she should never have married the dark wizard. I know people say he only turned to the dark side after she abandoned him but he could have chosen a different path. He could have shown her up by behaving honourably and serving the realm in a way she was not. I conclude the roots of evil were there in that wizard and all my great-grandmother did was hasten the day when that evil took hold. I select this one as the Witch had a child by that wizard, the Chief Witch I had to eliminate to protect this blessed realm. I often regret her birth! I doubt if I am the only one in this Kingdom to think that.
Was Eileen right in her assessment of the Witch in that had the latter been treated decently the crone’s rebellion may never have happened?
I cannot rule that possibility out but I honestly believe Eileen is wrong. Everyone knows Eileen and the Witch were close as children, thanks to nearness in age and shared hobbies, so if anyone was going to think the best of the Witch, it would be Eileen. Anyone can have that judgement clouded, including my cousin and heir. The Witch, being so resentful as to what Gwendolyn did (and I do understand that), would have realized she had a claim on the fairy throne and would have pursued it. Being “ill-treated” was merely an excuse.