dandibuja: “Oh, you know,” said Nanny, waving …

dandibuja:

“Oh, you know,” said Nanny, waving a hand. “All this iron and books and clockwork and universities and reading and suchlike. He reckons it’ll all pass, see. And one day it’ll all be over, and people’ll look up at the skyline at sunset and there he’ll be.”

Casanunda found himself turning to look at the sunset beyond the mound, half-imagining the huge figure outlined against the afterglow.

“One day he’ll be back,” said Nanny softly “When even the iron in the head is rusty”

– Lords and Ladies