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Summary: Jareth dislikes the implications of his other shape. (125 words)

Note: This ficlet was written for [tumblr.com profile] madamehardy as part of a three-sentence meme, in response to the prompt: Labyrinth, Jareth. [Tumblr crosspost]

[ETA: The AO3 crosspost is now up!]

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The Inauspiciousness of the Owl
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He should have been a raven.

To be sure, owls are fierce predators, ancient and powerful symbols of both mystery and danger, and Jareth can think of half a hundred uses for the tricks of silent flight and keen sight in the darkness, but at the end of the day the fact remains that raptors are simple birds, easily obsessed and easily fooled in their solitary hunts, particularly when compared to the adaptive cleverness of corvids; it is the precise opposite of meet and fitting for the ruler of the Labyrinth to be thus mocked and betrayed by his own soul's shape.

When he complains about the indignity to Sara, many and many a year in the future, she has the temerity to laugh.

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End of Ficlet

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Because I love Jareth, but he is a deeply ridiculous person. *grin*

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Date: 2015-08-05 11:28 am (UTC)
branchandroot: oak against sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] branchandroot
*cackles* Oh /Jareth/.

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Date: 2015-08-05 03:49 pm (UTC)
actiaslunaris: Legend - Princess Lili peering from the shadows (shadowed)
From: [personal profile] actiaslunaris
So cute. And true. Lovely work; thanks for sharing!

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Date: 2015-08-06 05:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-i-th-adage.livejournal.com
That was hilarious, and felt very true to the characters.

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