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He apparently believes youre on his side up until the last moment. When you cut your thumb on the approach his focus intensifies. Youre right of course about the fairy relationship with blood. The idea that this thing is some kind of blood ritual only makes sense, and he extends his own hand towards you, thinking, since you are moving towards him that you probably need his blood too to do whatever it is you are doing.
Then you stab him, like you said, right through the gut and twist. Theres a short almost scream from Myrii, and certainly a cry from Hollys mother. And theres a reverberation, like a deep gong being struck. The shock on Gwyns face is almost comic. The athame is powerful. It has some of the power of an almost godlike being inside of it, and the King has been careful about not touching it himself up to now. The kings own blood, an unnaturally rich red, wells up around the blade. He touches the blood with a hand and holds that hand up in wonder to dazed and suddenly strangely vulnerable eyes as he begins to stagger backward, collapsing awkwardly to his butt on the ground. The dogs
they whine seemingly unsure what to do.
None of you are sure hes going to die, or anything like that, but its bad. This would certainly have killed a lesser being immediately. You remember shooting Marsha, right Teddy? That look she had after you shot her, youre seeing it again here. Holly, you too, when you killed Liam.
done, you foolish creature. He gasps out, his abdomen turning into something of a horror show as he shudders.
Uncertain figures creep from the edge of the woods, watching only. All kinds of human and inhuman shapes.
Renna goes over by Gwyn and kneels next to him, sighing Youre the foolish one. She says, in a gentler voice than you expected maybe. I warned you that treating mortals the way you do would be your undoing.
She looks up and behind, at you Holly.
I need to incarnate, Holly. It is time.