this is kind of what i imagine beneath fairyland (from cathrynne valente's books) looks like.
This was my city--stone and lava, which, unsurprisingly, created a stubborn streak in all those who grew up here. Me included, very much included. Which was why, at first, I hadn't wanted to leave. Not only was I stubborn, but my stubbornness created a strong loyalty in me to my city, my friends, and my family. But, when the King decrees it, no matter how stubborn or loyal you may be, you must go.