Fandom: His Dark Materials
Characters: Lyra, Will, Mary, Xaphania, Billy Costa
Word count: 5050
Rating: PG-13 for character death.
Spoilers: Set post-fall. Spoilers through entire HDM series
Disclaimer: I do not own HDM. No profit is being made and no copyright infringement is intended.
Notes: For eriathwen_bob Each paragraph/section represents a different character voice (the order is Lyra Will Mary Xaphania Billy, though it does reverse at several points); there are no markings between sections and time jumps often between them. Starting with 100 words, each section is one word less than its predecessor. Formatting is stylistic based on this.
Special thanks to 'the boy' without whom I would have thrown in the towel long long ago.
The story follows Lyra, Will, Mary, Xaphania, and Billy Costa over 53 years (assuming Lyra and Will are 12 at the end of TAS) as they struggle with the loss of the Magesterium and what it means for them and faith as a collective whole. Prompt was: Wildcard His Dark Materials: post-Fall, the world(s) adjust(s) to the loss of the Magesterium's power.
( Cast Out of Eden )