CAST: Jade, Jadesprite
WORD COUNT: 1605
ADDITIONAL TAGS: illustrated, His Dark Materials AU, angst, created for jadefest
EXCERPT: But then the game began for real, and it was like nothing you or Neph had prepared for.
She was sobbing and clutching at her face, eyes wide and searching. “Neph! Neph!” she’d called, knotting her wispy ghost tail.
”I’m here, I’m here,” he chirped, but she could not see him, not for all the brightest plumage he could muster.
You knew every human had a daemon, in the same way that you knew they should have two eyes and ten toes. You had hoped, but never verified, that ghosts have daemons as well.
rec’d by stheere