Viva la Vida
When you were taken, they didn’t just take you. They left something in your place, so no one would find out. This isn’t you. It’s a being that mimics you but isn’t quite right. It’s made of magic and bits of junk. It’s a fetch.
Fetches live your life for you. If you want it back, you need to get them out of the picture. Some kill their fetches. Some leave them be. Some even befriend them. But the Gentry created them, so most changelings agree that you should keep your distance.
Some fetches even have their own magic. This is dangerous. Try to make sure you know what you’re getting into before fighting one.