Everyone was in awe of Thomas when he emerged from the forest with one of the Woodfolk. They had been spoken of in songs and myths for centuries but rarely seen and even more rarely interacted with. And yet Thomas had walked out of the woods with a proud green woman beside him with golden flowerpetal hair and a bouncing greenish baby at her side. Together they had declared their intention to build a life together.

Immediately, gossip in town turned to a single point: if the Woodfolk woman’s hair was a flower, how exactly had Thomas sired their child?

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