Time for your mid week Dewey and Friends story. This is one of Colin’s stories, have you been able to tell that he is enjoying himself with these stories? 🙂 This is only Part 1, .for you all know Colin and how he likes building suspense! Make sure you let him know in the comments below how much you “love” having to wait for Part 2, the end of the story. 🙂 There is something else different about this story, but I am not going to elaborate on that now. I will just say that this story may be more suspenseful to me than the other ones have been!! And for those of you who know how much I “love” suspense….well…..yeah no more needs said. Is there a story behind this story? Perhaps 🙂 ENJOY!
The Secret (Part 1)
The man-servant was settling down in front of the TV after a day of working on the farm, and Dewey was stretched out in front of the log fire, when he turned to Dewey. “Have you noticed anything odd about Jaxon and Odessa lately?” Dewey looked at him “Well” he said “Jaxon has been really busy doing something lately that I have hardly seen him. The odd times that I have seen him, I think he was practicing with his magical abilities. As for Odessa? Well Odessa has always been a little odd so nothing new there!” The man-servant was deep in thought for a moment, and then he said “I’m going over to the barn just to make sure that those guys are okay.”
Dewey was so comfortable in front of the fire that he decided to stay where he was, but the man-servant walked over to the barn. As he went through the open doorway, he could see Jaxon sitting on his straw pile and seemingly day dreaming. “Hi Jaxon!” said the man-servant. Jaxon was clearly surprised and leapt up into air. “Why man-servant” he said “You really startled me. You don’t usually come over to the barn at this time of night.” “I know” said the man-servant “But I wanted to make sure that everything was well in here.” “Oh man-servant. Everything is perfectly well in here. It’s never been as well as this before and so… yes… everything is well in here. I guess you can go back to farmhouse now!” The man-servant looked a little puzzled, and decided to return to the farmhouse.
For the next few days, Dewey and the man-servant hardly ever saw Jaxon and Odessa so the man-servant decided to make another late night visit. Once again he saw Jaxon, obviously deep in thought about something. This time he quietly walked past him as he wanted to check out Odessa’s end of the barn. As he walked under Odessa’s beam, where she spends much of her day time sleeping, he looked up and there she was! The man-servant thought for a moment. “Odessa! Why aren’t you out hunting for mice and things now?” He saw Odessa move to one side with one of her wings slightly outstretched. “Because I am not hungry man-servant!” she replied.
The man-servant was now convinced that something was not right, as this was totally uncharacteristic behavior of Odessa. “What’s wrong with your wing?” he called up to her. “Which wing?” she replied. “The one that you have sticking out!” “Nothing” she replied. “There’s nothing wrong with that wing!” The man-servant shook his head. “Then why do you have it just sticking out, instead of down by your side like your other wing?” Odessa did not move, but then she said “Listen up man-servant. They are my wings, and I don’t have to explain to you what I choose to do with them. Now if you would please leave, I have some sleeping to do!”
Just then, the man-servant heard a noise and saw Jaxon hopping towards him. “Jaxon… Odessa is behaving rather peculiar. Is she okay?” “Of course” said Jaxon “She’s fine. Yes… she’s very fine. She’s quite fine! You should get back to the farmhouse now as I think Dewey is looking for you.”
The man-servant decided that, as he wasn’t going to learn anything more from Jaxon and Odessa, he should go back to the farmhouse and see what Dewey wanted. As he walked into the farmhouse, he saw Dewey asleep by the fireplace. He sat in his chair for a while pondering the night’s events and then Dewey woke up and stretched. “Hi man-servant. I see that you’re back. What’s the news from the barn?” “Well” said the man-servant “Both Jaxon and Odessa are behaving oddly. Anyway, what did you want me for?” Dewey looked at him “Why do you think I want you for something?” “Jaxon told me that I should get back to the farm because you wanted me for something.” Dewey was looking very thoughtful “Hmmmmm.” He said “ That Jaxon is certainly up to something!”