As the autumn winds down, a woman of winter and a man of summer make plans for the coming cold. Written for the theme "Love is a fragile word" for 31days_exchange@LJ. Title and epigraph from the song "Snow Queen Dreams" by Seanan McGuire, available on the album Wicked Girls.
The murder of a departed brother and a strange mage found at the scene of the crime. But who is more of a mystery to Phoebus -- the man who shared his blood, or his fellow mage?
Things are not as they seem when priestess visits a criminal. A bit of a ficlet in preparation for NaNoWriMo '05.