If the society hates magic so much, why does the priest take Will in?
Would there be a way to disguise him and also make him an altar boy? Probably not, since you can't put a beard on him or anything! Too bad his magic's all run out. I really like the altar boy idea, but in a practical sense I think it's too risky. Maybe if he stood/sat up there instead looking all humble, pitiful, and sorry, they'd be less angry and some might actually consider giving him a shred of forgiveness. The mob would also probably decide to wait until after the service is over to kill him, since he would be doing nothing to anger them further.
True Christians wouldn't murder someone, even if they did kill someone else and use magic. it's no an eye for an eye anymore folks! forgiveness.
"Why did you bring him?" Father Toby said, sighing. Because a mob is coming for him and he doesn't serve mob justice," Pastor Rick said, his voice trembling. "There are people outside of the church openly carrying guns. I fear they want to kill him.""They probably do," Father Toby said. "A boy is dead because of this magician's actions. And many others in our community have been killed by other magicians. They are angry and scared. How would you feel?""It doesn't matter what I feel," Pastor Rick said gruffly. "The only thing that matters is what Christ tells us to do. And Christ tells us to love our enemies." "Our enemy is the mob," Father Toby said flatly. "It has always been. Was it not the mob that killed Jesus Christ Himself?"
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