I completely forgot that i’ve never posted anything about my other Nutcracker-based story.
The Nutcracker Mordau lives in a world where Nutcrackers are kept as pets and any sign of insubordination can mean immediate termination. After his master is killed when the building he’d called home collapses on top of him with no reason why, he’s blamed for it and sentenced to be executed. However he manages to escape from the guards holding him prisoner he runs across two young children who take him as their own toy. Now they travel across the world in search of a hidden kingdom where they can finally escape the reach of the King, who may not be the one pulling the strings.