What a wonderful, exciting-and-yet-heartwarming Christmas story.
In particular, I've always wondered about the old magics in the OWaW timeline. Always wondered if some witch somewhere was delving into ancient tomes in between sorties somewhere. Probably not, but this story surely got me excited for some of the potential in that somewhere.
------ Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper Can't defeat Her, so instead I'll have to be Her