Ligerbane Epilogue - Post from Aug. 31, 2012
Epilogue (Each writer answered a single question without knowing what the others were writing.)
The symbolism of the joined couples ended the racism between clans. Werecows and Wereligers had Thanksgiving together. They ALL ate chicken. Di and Gepetto brought puppets—err… wood for the fire. X and Ev brought tomato soup. Poison free. Leon & Beauty brought Taurus and the werecows. everyone gave thanks for peace and love and a bright future.
The three couples each built homes around the castle where Leon spent his youth and converted the grounds into a school for all humans, were-children, mutants, and others. Their mission was to educate the next generation peacefully so that they might coexist, so that even if wars began again, the children could carry on a better future.
The effects of Leon’s spell were fleeting. No sooner had he spoken the words than the pacifist inclinations began to erode. But Gepetto knew what he was doing. In that brief moment of clarity, the weres understood that what they were doing was wrong To atone they formed WAR (Were Animal Reconciliation) to advocate for the peaceful coexistence of weres & non-weres everywhere.
The moral of the story: Hatred only leads to pain and destruction that tear apart homes and nations. But while it might always be part of our nature, hatred can always be conquered by love.
And love is the truest beauty we will ever have.