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A retelling of โ€˜Dandelionโ€™, a previous piece of ours, based on Ray Bradburyโ€™s โ€˜Dandelion Wineโ€™.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด: ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ.

๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Ž๐‹๐ƒ ๐†๐Ž๐ƒ๐’ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐ƒ๐„๐€๐ƒ [๐™ณ๐™ฐ๐™ฝ๐™ณ๐™ด๐™ป๐™ธ๐™พ๐™ฝ ๐™ธ // ๐š๐™ด๐šƒ๐™พ๐™ป๐™ณ]

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด:

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด: ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ.

โ€œ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐™น๐š˜๐š‘๐š— ๐™ท๐šž๐š๐š, ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐š•๐šŸ๐šŽ, ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š’๐š–๐š™๐š•๐šŽ[...]

โ€œ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐™น๐š˜๐š‘๐š— ๐™ท๐šž๐š๐š, ๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐š•๐šŸ๐šŽ, ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š’๐š–๐š™๐š•๐šŽ[...] ๐™ท๐šŽ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ, ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š, ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š•๐š’๐šŸ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š’๐š— ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š‘๐š˜๐š•๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š ๐™ถ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š— ๐šƒ๐š˜๐š ๐š—, ๐™ธ๐š•๐š•๐š’๐š—๐š˜๐š’๐šœ, ๐š๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŽ๐š๐š‘ ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐šž๐š›๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐™ณ๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š•๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š‚๐š™๐šŠ๐šž๐š•๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š”๐š—๐šŽ๐š  ๐š˜๐š.โ€

The

The old

The old gods

The old gods are

The old gods are ๐

The old gods are ๐๐ž

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐.

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••,

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š—.

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š—

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜๐š 

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š๐š˜

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š ๐š

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐. Deposed from their thrones of ๐•˜๐• ๐•๐••, the old gods have ๐šŒ๐š›๐šž๐š–๐š‹๐š•๐šŽ๐š

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’….

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’”๐’•.

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก:

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก: now โ€˜tis them who ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก: now โ€˜tis them who ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ for love

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก: now โ€˜tis them who ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ for love on the streets.

๐”—๐”ฅ๐”ข ๐”ฌ๐”ฉ๐”ก ๐”ค๐”ฌ๐”ก๐”ฐ ๐”ž๐”ฏ๐”ข ๐”ก๐”ข๐”ž๐”ก: now โ€˜tis them who ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ for love on the streets. Yet people have no more ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ก left to spare.

The

old

gods

are

dead.

They were the seed of their own downfall.

๐˜๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.

At last, nothing ever stays.

At last, nothing ever stays. At least, no thing ever stays the same.

At last, nothing ever stays. At least, no thing ever stays the same. Alas, all is carried away.

๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ;

๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ; in the golden trail on the sunโ€™s wake,

๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ; in the golden trail on the sunโ€™s wake, it dances a serenade for the wind on the tapping rhythm of this summer rain.

So the world,

So the world, as breathed once upon a time,

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š.

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ๐š

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’๐š

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š ๐š’

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually ๐š 

So the world, as breathed once upon a time, eventually

Thatโ€™s how you ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ a god:

Thatโ€™s how you ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ a god: they become merely memory of bygone times.

Nothing more, for they are no deities.

Nothing more, for they are no deities. ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’.

Nothing more, for they are no deities. ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’. Nothing less, for they are no mortals.

Nothing more, for they are no deities. ๐’ฉ๐‘œ๐“‰ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“Ž๐“‚๐‘œ๐“‡๐‘’. Nothing less, for they are no mortals. ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’.

๐‘จ๐’๐’

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Š๐’!

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Š๐’! The old gods are dead

๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’Š๐’! The old gods are dead and theyโ€™re not coming back.

๐‘ถโ€™,

๐‘ถโ€™, ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’”!

๐‘ถโ€™, ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’”! Times are changing:

๐‘ถโ€™, ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’”! Times are changing: โ€˜tis finally time to confess thy crimes.

The

The old

The old gods

The old gods are

The old gods are ๐

The old gods are ๐๐ž

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐

The old gods are ๐๐ž๐š๐.

From a childโ€™s summertime ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ

From a childโ€™s summertime ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ on the petals of a ๐••๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ

From a childโ€™s summertime ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ on the petals of a ๐••๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ flown

From a childโ€™s summertime ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ on the petals of a ๐••๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ flown forlorn,

From a childโ€™s summertime ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ on the petals of a ๐••๐•’๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ flown forlorn, ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š›๐š•๐š ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š›๐šŽ๐š‹๐š˜๐š›๐š—.

An age

of magic and wonders

thus begins.

Gods donโ€™t hide in the sky.

They dwell atop no mounts.

๐š†๐šŽ ๐š—๐š˜๐š  ๐š ๐šŠ๐š•๐š” ๐šŠ๐š–๐š˜๐š—๐š ๐š™๐šŽ๐š˜๐š™๐š•๐šŽ.

Messenger earnest of life, lonely angel cast from the heavens.

A pair of brand new

A pair of brand new ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ค๐•™๐• ๐•–๐•ค;

A pair of brand new ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ค๐•™๐• ๐•–๐•ค; that is

A pair of brand new ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ค๐•™๐• ๐•–๐•ค; that is his

A pair of brand new ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ค๐•™๐• ๐•–๐•ค; that is his ๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง.

No cape drags his steps;

No cape drags his steps; ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฌ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜บ.

๐€๐ง๐

๐ญ๐ก๐ž

๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž

๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐žโ€”

๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ž!

The middle ground of the eternal war that wages between

The middle ground of the eternal war that wages between the rooted times of ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š—

The middle ground of the eternal war that wages between the rooted times of ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š— and the

The middle ground of the eternal war that wages between the rooted times of ๐š๐š˜๐š ๐š— and the fleeting immortality of ๐”ซ๐”ž๐”ฑ๐”ฒ๐”ฏ๐”ข;

that is

that is his

that is his ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐๐จ๐ฆ

that is his ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐๐จ๐ฆ of wild and peace.

The old gods are dead

The old gods are dead, I know.

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐šž๐š

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐šž๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š–

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐šž๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š– ๐š๐š˜

The old gods are dead, I know. ๐™ธ ๐š ๐šŠ๐šœ ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š˜๐š—๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐š™๐šž๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ๐š– ๐š๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š•๐šŽ๐šŽ๐š™.

๐•‹๐•™๐•– โ„‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐•š๐•๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•จ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ค

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