I've been puzzling for some time about how to include a fairy in a "real" setting. Without it being ridiculous, I mean.
I'm tempted to do two things:
Up the fantasy quotient considerably (as one Larry Harkrider advised some time ago)
Cut the fairy out altogether (as a certain Dave Wardale advised, also some time back)
I think my characters want to expand into the surreal anyway. So it's about time I gave Mr Bliss the white Top Hat and outrageous French/Carib accent he deserves. Who needs a fairy?