Golden Elixir. What is in it? Where does it come from? Last week, Theodora went to purchase a large quantity from the fairy black market – but that brings up more questions than it answers. For sure. This week we’ll learn the secret behind the amazing and fantastical elixir…
The golden elixir was a fairy creation. Because of this, it was called Fairy Elixir (a huge stretch of the imagination, I know). This glowing amber liquid was consumed as a daily “tonic” and gave the fairies their shimmer and glow. In addition, it was a necessary ingredient in the ability to create their muse (see chapter 24 for more information on fairy muses).
Every morning a small group of fairies known as the Morning Dews flitted around the flowers and other fragrant flora growing in their woodland clearing and collected dew drops with ivy leaves. These drops were placed gently into a tall glass bottle which was then set in the sunshine at the very center of the clearing, on top of a flat rock that was covered with tendrils of intoxicating honeysuckle. Hummingbirds and butterflies, attracted by the honeysuckle and the glistening dew in the bottle, swooped and fluttered around and above the bottle, dropping small drips of nectar as they passed over the top of the bottle. As the day wore on, the bottle slowly filled with this sweet nectar and by time the sun went down, it was filled to overflowing. From here it was corked and placed in a cool, dark spot for a month as the liquid aged.
The final ingredient was a single tear drop from the queen of fairies herself, collected by a tiny fairy, not much larger than a butterfly. This tear caused the contents to metamorphosis in an instant into the thick and richly golden elixir that had made Kelley’s soap such a success. The cork was replaced with an ornate glass topper and the bottle was ready for use by the fairies. And others like Princesses and those who were Becoming.
I need to mention that Fairy Elixir is a secret and shouldn’t be shared with anyone else. But, if you must tell others, that shouldn’t be an issue as most do not believe in fairies any longer. Any spilling of this secret can only result in mocking and laughter. So in the end, it really doesn’t matter!