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This is Fantasy Boys XXX flash fiction entry for the 19th Drabble Cascade.
The theme this week is 'loss''. Love and loss, one of the oldest combinations in literature, so what happens to that when magic gets mixed in?
The Sorcery Wars had taken Jakob’s parents. The Witch Burnings had stolen his older sister away from him only a few years later, so the aching of his heart was nothing new.
The Law had destroyed the magical ones, anyone who could have saved them from this plague ravaging the people and Jakob stood at the door to Aelan’s room, watching the man he loved sweat blood.
Jakob had learnt to hide to survive, but no more. Aelan inspired another feeling in his chest, power defying his old loss and fear. Ignoring the consequences, Jakob walked forward, his birthright ascending.