Gillian "Gilly" Natasha Marks is the estranged human daughter of October Daye. Due to Bucer selling out her location to Rayseline, who in turn kidnapped her and elf-shot her, Toby was forced to remove the fae blood out of her to save her life.

Biography / BackgroundEdit

Gillian Marks is Toby's daughter. She is named after Toby's mother.[1] She and her father Cliff refuse to have anything to do with Toby after her unexplained 14 year disappearance, despite Toby's attempts to make amends. Toby is unable to tell her the truth (not allowed due to exposure of Fae to mortals laws). An even more heartbreaking part will come when she has to make the Changeling's Choice.

In One-Salt Sea, Rayseline pays Bucer to betray Gillian's location and subsequently abducts her, knowing that she is still Dochas Sidhe enough to be useful. Though it is unclear if Rayseline intended on rebalancing own her blood using Gillian's magic to escape her madness, she was still a good psychological weapon to use against Toby.

During the crossfire in King Gilad's old shallowing, Gillian is elf-shot, and Toby is forced to do her first Changeling's Choice on her own daughter. Though Gillian realizes that Toby being Fae was the reason she wasn't able to come home, she had been isolated from Faerie for far too long and chooses humanity. Though Toby rebalances her blood and saves her life, Gillian is rendered completely mortal, but she is the only changeling in the history of Faerie who chose humanity and got to live.

Gillian is set to return in Night and Silence, having been kidnapped by Fae while Toby is trying to recover from what Amandine had done to damage Jazz and Tybalt and being shunned away from Sylvester.

About Edit

  • Gillian means "July"[2]
  • Devin made Toby promise that she wouldn’t marry Cliff until Gillian was age thirteen.[3]
  • a Doppleganger looking like Gillian entered Toby 's house and attacked her.
  • When Toby was pregnant with Gillian, Devin extracted a promise in payment for the favors past: that she wouldn’t marry Cliff until Gillian was thirteen years old. Until Gilly made the Choice, Devin wanted Toby to be ready to walk away.[4]
  • She was only a quarter-blood, and if she hadn’t been forced to make the Changeling’s Choice by the time she was age thirteen, she probably wouldn’t have to. [5]
  • As a child, fond of Sesame Street, coloring, chocolate ice cream[6]
  • Before Rayseline had been kidnapped, she had ironically asked Toby if she and Gillian would be best friends.
  • Gillian is the only reported changeling to choose human and live because Toby, being Dochas Sidhe, was able to save her life.
  • Because Amandine was had only shifted Toby only a tiny bit towards fae after she was elf-shot, and Toby's fae blood was able to resist being turned human against her will twice - once from her goblin-fruit addiction and the second time when her aunt August tried to forcibly change her human - it's possible there's a chance Gillian wasn't turned fully human and she is just a merlin, and Toby was unaware of this because she wasn't at the state she was as of Chimes at Midnight after she cured her own addiction with the hope chest.

Connections Edit

Name Connection What About
October Daye mother Changeling , Dochas Sidhe, (previously thought to be Daoine Sidhe), human Gillian refuses to see her, feels abandoned 
Cliff father human
Amandine grandmother FirstbornDochas Sidhe

Events in the Series (Spoilers) Edit

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Quotes Edit

References Edit

  3. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 18
  4. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 7
  5. Rosemary and Rue, ch. 7
  6. Rosemary and Rue, Ch. 1

See Also Edit

External References Edit

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