Author Topic: [Mercy #4] Bone Crossed Discussion  (Read 155293 times)

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Re: Bone Crossed Discussion
« Reply #405 on: January 20, 2010, 03:48:55 pm »
LOL

Mercy helped the Oakman and could get a gift in return...I don't like fae favours, there's always something nasty attached.

Unless all she got was the tree, at least her backyard looks better. :D

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« Reply #406 on: January 20, 2010, 03:52:47 pm »
Or is the tree the Oakman... or his home?

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Re: Bone Crossed Discussion
« Reply #407 on: January 20, 2010, 06:34:05 pm »
I'd sort of assumed it was him, but if it had been, Mercy wouldn't have said "thank you".

I wonder if it's a child of his, somehow.  I'd be curious how old it "should" be.
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« Reply #408 on: January 20, 2010, 06:34:35 pm »
You mean the tree in Mercy's yard? I always thought it was a gift from the Oakman to Mercy as a thanks for her part in rescuing him. Just a tree. I thought after his years in captivity he would go to live in Underhill to regain his health.
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« Reply #409 on: January 20, 2010, 06:54:57 pm »
I don't think it's "just a tree". I think it has something like the walking stick and will follow her when she changes residence.

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Re: Bone Crossed Discussion
« Reply #410 on: January 20, 2010, 06:57:28 pm »
Interesting theory. :) I'm surprised at how many readers have different ideas about it. I do like the idea of it following her but I don't think it's anything more than a tree. Good 'Ask Patty' question.
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Re: Bone Crossed Discussion
« Reply #411 on: January 21, 2010, 03:51:32 am »
I thought he died and at the place of his remains grew that tree.

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« Reply #412 on: January 21, 2010, 05:04:29 am »
I thought he died and at the place of his remains grew that tree.

That's what I thought too.

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« Reply #413 on: January 21, 2010, 07:09:17 am »
I threw a question in the 'Ask Patty' section about it.

I have to say I'm definitely curious what everyone else is thinking about this oak tree. :)
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« Reply #414 on: January 21, 2010, 08:01:50 am »
I thought he died and at the place of his remains grew that tree.
That's what I thought too.

The oakman did die. But why would Mercy bury him in her yard?

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« Reply #415 on: January 21, 2010, 08:06:54 am »
I thought he died and at the place of his remains grew that tree.
That's what I thought too.

The oakman did die. But why would Mercy bury him in her yard?

Yeah, well, he used his last bit of magic to put his 'remains', which are the oaktree, into her garden. Perhaps that's the way he can rest in peace?

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« Reply #416 on: January 21, 2010, 08:07:24 am »
We don't know for certain that the oakman died.  Mercy took his body out in the sunlight, because she said that fae were much more resilient, and it might help him.  And then his body was gone.  I got the sense that he might be alive, and that the oak tree was a definite indicator that he was alive and grateful.  

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« Reply #417 on: January 21, 2010, 08:25:35 am »
I agree, I think the oak tree is a definite sign that he lived - whether he gave the tree or is the tree is another question.

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« Reply #418 on: January 21, 2010, 09:55:29 am »
He died at Blackwell's house; how would that bring his tree to Mercy's place?
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Re: Bone Crossed Discussion
« Reply #419 on: January 21, 2010, 10:33:03 am »
Same way the walking stick keeps showing up?

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