Martha (and cat) (khriskin) wrote in drabbles,
Martha (and cat)

The Thirteenth Hour [Labyrinth]

Title: The Thirteenth Hour
Fandom: Labyrinth
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairings/Warnings: None
Summary: Day 24 Prompts: Noun/Object: Teacher (Sense/Weaponsmaster/Tutor/Adviser)

He didn't actually turn children into goblins, no matter how hard their siblings wished. The rules governing Underground were as old as the magic that sustained him; no harm could come to true innocents here.

Wicked step-sisters, on the other hand, were fair game.

He watches the current questor stumbling valiantly around the maze, fueled by love as much as fear. They were rarely every truly wicked, but the rules are strict about redemption.

The clock ticks on, counting progress instead of time, marking off lessons the Labyrinth was meant to teach.

And the thirteenth chime always finds him alone.


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