Monday, July 28, 2008
The Guardians of Laverstone Hall
Two birds, if birds they be, guard the entrance to Laverstone Manor. Not at the gates, for those were a late addition when Sir Robert Waters sold off a strip of the land to the road development company effectively splitting his land in two, but at the great arch of the house leading to the stable yard.
With the decline in familial fortunes, the use of the house changed and the grand entrance fell into disuse. Still the two statues guard it, their ancient magic -- a gift from the Fae to the late Lady Melissa Waters – still pulsing through the granite feathers and fur and claws.
Harold dresses them in fairy lights every Christmas.