Margritte had never wished to wield magic, but its inheritance was dictated by the laws of her kind and she had been forced to absorb every last drop of mana from her grandfather. When she returned to consciousness after the ceremony, she noticed the limp body of her grandfather lay at her feet. Both her body and mind had been changed, for she attained enough knowledge and power to accomplish anything she desired. Yet never again would a joyful smile form upon her lips.
Artwork by Jungmin Jin