It is a dry land, sun-blessed. But plants need rain to grow. No rain deity has split the clouds and allowed rain on this land in far too long. It is as if their magic has left this place. In such a place, rich, fertile soil is as valuable as gold and as elusive as faerie-magic.
Only at Grace’s Peak is the soil nourished equally by sun and rain. Grace’s Peak is named for its owner.
At Grace’s birth, her father had gazed upon her beauty: her skin, deep brown like the top-soil used for growing things; her eyes, bright like stars in a pitch black Caribbean night.
He’d been pleased.
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