Fanny lets a cryptic smile come over her face
I’faith, you must think I am quite the a fool to reveal that one thing to you. *laughs softly*
It is a transgression of the laws of power that you allow all of your secrets to be known. Do you not realize that in order to have complete power over anyone, you find that vulnerability, that weakness, that one thing, to use as the perfect thumbscrew and you apply the proper pressure to it?
It has been said that “no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips, betrayal oozes out of his every pore.” Secrets are not limited to what we speak out loud, but rather in every gesture, predjudice and preference. One need only be observant in order to learn just what it is. The riches of King Solomon’s Mines are nothing by comparison to the treasure troves of weaknesses and vulnerabilities in everyone from the meanest servant and slave to the grandest of monarchs.
It was by this this alone that I was able to overthrow Morginenne, the High Lady of the Fortunate Isle and usurp her office and authority. Even though I left it by choice, my influence still holds sway there. Let them try to come and break my hold upon them, for none of them are clever enough nor in close proximity enough to find that one thing that would be my thumbscrew.
My one deep, dark secret that I wish no one to know, you ask?
Go to hell. I’ll not be telling you, either.
Muse: Fanny Fae
Fandom: Original Character / Folklore & Mythology
Word Count: 271