a Green place: saturated Green, suffused Green, steeped Green

 

I have been here before, Clever’s head thinks, both awake and asleep.
Drenched Green-ness, dis-embodied Green-ness.
Turgid Green-ness fills space, fills the maid. She cannot locate her self. She is become Green.

Voices chime in the gloaming. Multiple peals, a carillon of glass bells.

Other selves are here, Clever’s head thinks. I hear them. I must not frighten them.

Clever (never a girl to be silent): Who are you? Where are you? Talk to me. I am sent here with a Task. I am sent to take the Relic that will save Vixen from her angry lover.

Packets of ringing, trios of clappers strike chords in cubed arrays ... nines and twenty-sevens and beyond ... Green, polished minerals, round about ringing. 
... the chatter of the spheres ...

TWO {maternal concern}: ... a packet is delivered among us … lost … needful …

ONE {cronish abruptness}: … noisy ... it ... a particle among us … just another it

THREE {maidenly vanity}: ... no, a wave … leaps among us ... a sequence …

ONE: ... pah ... a coil ... it turns / returns ... spawns / responds ... guards / regards ...

TWO: ... fetch the eye, daughter, this packet needs looking …

THREE: ... if i retrieve the eye, then i look first ... first! a beginning! a sequence …

ONE: ... firstness is not negotiable … i am one

TWO: ... our eye, grandmother ... then adjudication …

THREE:one = grandmother complains … two = mother negotiates … three = adjudication and i win … a sequence! … a wave …

 

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