Ingredients at the ready, Gilliam carefully concocted his latest creation: a love potion. There was a woman he fancied, a worthy rival to his ripened knowledge. From the moment they met, he finally realized why he had studied for so long. He hoped to prove his expertise not to further the boundaries of his field, but to win her heart.
Gilliam is an English surname, a variant of William, from a central French form in which w is replaced by g. Derived from the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection".
Artwork by Marat Ars.