An interesting wrinkle in English, the contraction “you’re” can stand for “you are” or “you were.” You can’t tell the tense without context. In a title, there aren’t any such context clues. I took advantage of that for this vignette so that the title could be read either way. There are two council fires in this vignette. One happened a century ago at White Oak. The other is happening this night around a campfire along the Mauritz River. One past tense; one present.
My thanks to Mittie Paul for illustrating this vignette! She did fantastic job with this vignette that ventured from serious to silly to poignant. Thank you, Mittie!
Chapter 14, which is titled Revelations and a Nocturne, begins on Wednesday! You can see Julie’s lines for the chapter cover when you vote for Snow by Night on Top Web Comics.