A/N: Each chapter will be 100 words, with the setting below the title.

The Magician of Suwa: The Beginning


The midwife waited uneasily as the queen's furious screams turned frantic with pain, praying silently for rescue.

Her unease was set aside as wet, dark blond hair emerged, and she became the first to hold the next Prince of Valeria as he screamed with new life.

But the queen's cries did not diminish, and she hurriedly handed off the baby for cleaning.

When a second blond head appeared she stared fearfully, and almost dropped the babe as he came forth, this one silent as the grave, light blue eyes staring solemnly into hers.

Feeling a chill, she began praying again.

Originally posted 12/27/11