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The Gifts of Darkness
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"Alright, so I want to use something that cleanses each sense", Adrien pondered. "If the result smells like lemon and lavender, I guess that takes care of taste and smell. And I think water needs to be involved in this, otherwise it's never going to be a fluid". He carried a glass bowl to the sink by the wall and filled it, then set it over the burner to heat it. "It probably has to contain soap, too. As for sound... I don't know, maybe a bell?".

"Oh, what a nice thought", Val commented as he scribbled about it in his journal.

"And as for the sight... I don't know, it could be a lot of things. It could just be something that looks pretty...". As he spoke, his eyes had been drawn by the steady flame of the burner. "...Oh, wow, that was easy. Yeah, I can meditate over the fire...".

Val giggled softly. "Yes, very well done. And what about the other two lines?".

"After a night... That must mean to let it sit overnight. Better under moonlight, I imagine...". He checked the astronomical chart that adorned one wall. "Eh... Waning, five days past the full moon. It'll have to do, I guess...".

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Posted on June 28th 2022.

The Gifts of Darkness - Chapter 17 - Page 8

In the first panel, Adrien is turned away and can't see the way Val is looking at him :)

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