Title: A Tithe to Hell
Author: ningenfucker Pairing: Light x L Length: 34,000 words
Rating: M Warnings for knife & bloodplay, excessive eyerolling, bad metaphoric comparisons of L to amphibians, birds, monkeys, insects, cave dwellers, and fungi, ridiculous amounts of cuddling, and cake as a plot device.
Notes: This fic was created and posted in the draft stages on an entirely anonymous forum, which is probably why I actually finished it without freaking out. It was a great experience and one everyone should have. 3
Thanks to kamisutra, Q, and KXO for betaing, and with helpless, unending fangirl buckets of love to Quaedam. I am so honored and grateful and lucky to get to present this fic with your incredible artwork.
Title and epigrams are taken from The Ballad of Tam Lin. Extra-special thanks to the meme for inspiration and encouragement, and to you for reading. I never expected this fic to turn into what it did.
This fic is dedicated to kamisutra, for whom it was most joyfully written.
A Tithe to Hell
O I was born of mortal flesh
as human as you be
until from my horse one day I fell
and the fairy queen caught me
pleasant is the fairy land
but an eerie tale to tell
at the end of seven years
they must pay a tithe to hell
For all of you who have read this fic here at FFN, I thank you very, very much for slogging through this monstrosity. You are braver than I am. I can barely look at it. All the horrible formatting! I have been trying for like a year to cope with FFN's horrific formatting guidelines, and I officially give up. Please find this fic and read it, formatted the way it was meant to be read, at:
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thank you all. I appreciate the reviews and the views here so much. 3333 - Aja aka bookshop (aka ningenfucker! :D)