Even before the Dust came, they had protection runes on the old factory.
Then, it was because the cops looked poorly on unlicensed spell-work.
Early-Dust, they painted protection over all of it: Red lines for a spell of clean air. Potions poured on brick to make it impervious. Orange lines of warmth, comfort.
Inside, they added blankets and cots, cleaned & repaired windows, swept out years of grime.
Outside, CJ repeated the runes for safety & murmured ancient words-making the~
~hideout a refuge for all.
That done, gas masks on, they moved towards the neighborhoods: potions poured on roads to clean groundwater, runes of protection sprayed on intersections, spells of "let us breathe" cast down the yellow lines.
A cop stopped CJ & she panicked—’til he handed her fresh spraypaint & took up guard. “Protect,” he offered. “And serve.”
They made sure the police station was within their blue line, the spell that said LIFE.
And still they worked outwards.
Previous #MicroFiction brought to you by yesterday's poll and part of my ongoing "potions and the apocalypse" story-line of #microFic.
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@aldersprig I really love this setting. It feels really truly sci-fi post-apoc, but the magic gives it a wildly different feel.
@vicorva *smile* Thank you! (Also thank you for listening to my 🎣 fishing for comments 💚 )
@aldersprig Lol, it's okay! I'm glad you were fishing, it alerted me to the existence of your microfiction!
@vicorva Hee, good! :-D
@vicorva So this amuses me so I'll share it: I chose to say "cop" rather than "police officer" for character count (like the one named character is Cj) and that changed the feel of the story.
Tho I didn't want to call it a cop shop.
@aldersprig I think it works well!
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