“Kissed mouth don’t lose its fortune, on the contrary it renews itself just as the moon does.”― Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron
The fairy only asked for one payment, a kiss. Some were desperate and willing and thought nothing of her price. Others were weary, and still others she would appear to as a hag and test their heart for kindness. Most failed. This disheartened the fairy, for she wanted to believe in the goodness of humans. One day a young woman came to her wood and asked simply for directions. The fairy, as per usual, told the young woman her price. The woman blushed, but without hesitation gave the fairy a smooch, and the fairy told her where to go, only to feel a deep longing as she left. The fairy felt that, perhaps, the woman had something she needed, and hid herself in a glamour to follow the woman on her quest….
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