“Please!! she begged the magic mirror, “Give me a scar, take away an eye. I don’t care! I just want to be different.” The ghostly image of a mask floated in the mirror before her; grinning. “There are wins and loses to be had when you’re different. You may be accepted, or you may be forced to journey away to find where you are. Are you prepared to face that reality?” She paused to consider this. All her life she lived among the Grey. They slept, ate and worked, and repeated it day after day. Inside, she had never felt like she belonged here. Her peers seemed dead inside... and fact was she didn’t feel the same. Looking different would only match what she felt inside. She stood tall and announced “I am ready.” The mask in the mirror nodded, and blew a smoky cloud from its mouth. The cloud emerged and wrapped itself around her. It slowly faded away to reveal an elf with pointed features, looking nothing like the Grey. Finally, she felt whole.
Day 18 which means 2 more of this Inktober catch up madness. Better than spamming all in one day... right? Heh heh. I was running out of steam by this one. At this point, I was just aiming to get an idea onto the paper. Quest: complete!
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