I’ve been struggling to decide how to handle the next step in the Noir Fairy Tail. The main character has made a trip from China to Britain to enlist an experts help. I could have the expert mysterious solve the heroes problem so he can carry on with the action in what would be a fairly straightforward deus ex machina. I can have him explain the underlying reality of the setting their inhabiting which ends up moving the story from fantasy to being science fiction. It ends up as a huge info dump and risks inflicting a Midi-chlorians like destruction of the mystical elements of the setting.
I’ve decided to go with the info dump route. Hopefully doing it now rather than four stories on I avoid the risk of destroying the setting’s integrity. Hopefully I’ve managed to make it interesting enough that it won’t bore readers to tears too.