Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dead Languages

Originally posted on December 17, 2013.

Daniel had spent most of his college years dedicated to the study of dead languages, so the odd book at the library was a wonderful find. He could pronounce the words in the book, but had trouble ascertaining their meaning until he spoke the first page aloud and ended up swapping bodies with his girlfriend. While shocked at first, he was astounded that he had discovered actual magic. With a bit of context, he was able to translate many of the pages. His girlfriend begged for him to see if he could find a reversal to switch their bodies back. After about a solid week of translating, he discovered it about halfway through. However, he wondered if he should mention it was there. He had quite enjoyed being in his girlfriend’s body so far, and she’d never know if he told her there was no sort of reversal spell. She didn’t have the knowledge of languages he did. What harm could a little lie do, especially if it meant he got to keep this body as his own?

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