Living the Dream

 

This is the conclusion to the story I posted on Thursday. Here is the link, if you missed it. Once Upon a Dream…

 

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Snowball dropped his trashcan lid in fright and the others stared wide eyed! They had never seen such a strange sight before, what was it?

Before any of them could speak, the strange creature’s voice cackled. “Please help me! I am under the spell of the wicked witch.”

Alabaster nudged Snowball, “So what were you saying again, about not believing in the wicked witch?”

Jinx looked at the creature and said, “I am always glad to help when needed, but how exactly can we help you? We don’t have any special powers!”

The rest of them nodded their heads in agreement, looking at the creature and waiting for it to reply.

“Its really easy, you don’t need special powers. I will tell you a phrase to say and then you all repeat it back to me 4 times, and the spell on me will be broken.”

“Okay, we will do it, what is the phrase?”

“Nosotras somos locos”

Alabaster looked confused. “What does that mean?” he asked the creature.

“Its just the magic phrase, you don’t need to know what it means.” the creature said with a mischievous gleam in his eye.

“Whatever!” said Jinx

On the count of 3 they all repeated the phrase, “Nosotras somos locos” 4x and suddenly there was a man standing in front of them wearing a huge smile. “Thank you sooo much! You don’t know how long it took me to find someone to repeat the phrase to me. That was the only way to break the magic spell! Good luck to you all!” He turned his back on them and ran away laughing.

Jinx, Jangle, Alabaster and Snowball could only stare at each other in great shock! They were furry all over with bulging green eyes. They had turned into the strange creature!

“Well Snowball, you may not believe in the Wizard of Oz, but right now I sure am hoping you are wrong! We need to find that Wizard as soon as possible, lets go everyone!”

Starting to all run, they all bumped into each other and fell down. They weren’t used to running on paws!

Since running didn’t go too well, they walked, if you could call it walking. For a while they were silent, lost in thought. Then Alabaster spoke up.

“If this is the yellow brick road that leads to Oz, than where is Dorothy and her little dog Toto?” he asked.

“They are probably in the land of Oz already.” Jinx said.

“If there really is a land of Oz,” Snowball muttered under his breath.

They continued on, all them feeling more worried than they let on. How long would them remain this way? Was there really a Wizard, and even if there was, could he help them?

“Hey look I see the gate! Its the emerald gate!” Jangle said.

The rest looked at where Jangle was pointing and Jinx said, “It is a gate, but it most definitely is not emerald, its BLUE! Do you not know your colors?”

“Who cares what color it is, lets just hurry, the sooner we get through the gate, the sooner we find the great Wizard.” Alabaster said.

They all hurried up as much as possible and made it through the gate. They actually climbed up and over the gate, for none of them could open it.

They quickly realized that they were better at climbing up something than climbing down. All of them ended up falling as they were climbing down. They landed in a big mud puddle on the ground.

“We sure look great to see the Wizard now!” stated Jinx and he heard snickering behind him.

He turned around and saw 2 girls holding their hands over their mouths with merriment in their eyes.

“HI, my name is Dorothy. Do you all need some help, looks like you all had an encounter with the wicked witch.” said the girl.

“Well we didn’t see the wicked witch but yes we got tricked and now we are under her spell! I figured you would be here Dorothy. I knew this was the land of Oz,” Alabaster said, feeling proud. “Where is your dog Toto?” he asked.

This caused the girls to dissolve in more laughter.

“I am not that Dorothy!” the girl replied back. You aren’t in Oz!”

Snowball yelled, “I knew it! I knew there was no Oz!”

“Oh No! There is very much a land of Oz, but we aren’t it. This is the land of Waz!”

Everyone felt so confused and Jinx spoke up.

“Whatever this land is, Waz, Paz, or Maz, there is just one important thing that we need to know. Do you have a magic wizard in your land of “Waz?” Jinx asked, feeling doubtful.

“A magic wizard? Welll…not exactly a a magic wizard, but…” the pink haired girl interrupted Dorothy with a nudge and a wink, causing her to stop mid-sentence.

“We will take you to someone who will be glad to see you!” the pink haired girl said, giving Dorothy another conspiratorial wink.

The others felt like they had nothing to lose, so they followed the girls. When the girls passed the castle they all wondered where they were going. Shouldn’t the wizard be in the castle, even if it wasn’t really a wizard?

Instead they kept walking, until they came to a brilliant blue meadow. They couldn’t believe their eyes, there in the middle of the meadow they saw a blue alien like creature. While the girls went up to the alien and started talking to them, the others lagged behind, wondering if this day could get any more strange!

Oh what was that high pitched wailing noise, they all covered their ears. The next thing they knew they were surrounded by little blue aliens.

“We are very glad to have you! We are so very anxious to start our experiments!”

“Experiments, what experiments exactly?” Snowball asked, feeling his stomach turn.

The aliens didn’t respond they just grabbed them and started dragging them all away! The poor, poor, pitiful guys were feeling hopeless, like this was the end, when suddenly a flying dragon appeared in the sky!

The aliens quickly let go of the guys, screaming as they ran away! As the dragon got closer something looked very familiar to all of them. Had they seen this dragon before?

it swooped down and said, “My name is Dinosauris, quick, hop on my back!” He didn’t have to tell them twice they climbed on and up in the sky they flew!

“BUZZZZZZ!” Alabaster fumbled for the alarm clock to turn it off. He looked around the room. He was in his cottage, in his own bed, oh home never looked so good! He bounced on the bed in excitement causing the picture above his bed to fall and klunk him on his head.

Jinx woke up with a start, almost falling out of bed. He quickly ran to the mirror. YES! No fur! His head shined bright. He was so relieved!

Jangle woke up with the word “loco” stuck in his head. What did it even mean?

Snowball stumbled into his bathroom, still feeling sleepy. He looked in the mirror and …. OOOOH NO, his eyes were bulging and green! Oh he sure better still be dreaming!

The Surprise Shower

If you missed Part 1, here is a link Now what??

They all stood in front of the door of the mysterious house reading the note that had been under the doormat. Tink was holding the key which had been under the mat as well. In the note it has said that he was supposed to be the first one to walk in the door. 

“I wonder why you have to walk in the door first.” said Snowball. 

“Me too!” said the others, and Tink’s face grew red. 

“I am not sure that I want to walk through the door first. Who knows what is in there?” 

“That is true, a strange bird could come flying out and attack you!” said Snowball. 

“Or perhaps a hippo!” said Alabaster. 

Everyone gave Alabaster a strange look. “A hippo?” said Jinx. 

“Hey, you never know!” replied Alabaster, looking sheepish.  

Tink shook his head as he put the key in the door. What did he have to be nervous about? He was letting his imagination get the best of him. 

He turned the lock, and said “Here I go!” The others stood back a little as they watched him. 

Tink walked in and “KERPLUNK!” a large bucket fell on him dumping out a ton of confetti all over him! He stood there in shock as the others were laughing. 

They all noticed the banner stretched across the room at the same time. “Happy Birthday Tink!” 

“Hey, we didn’t know it was your birthday!” Snowball said. 

“Well apparently Candy Cane found out.” said Tink. 

“Ahh! Santa must have told her, Santa knows everything!” Jinx said. 

Spying the large Double Chocolate birthday cake on the counter, they all headed over to help themselves. 2 pots of coffee were beside it. 

“Wow! This is one BIG cake and look at ALL the candles, how old are you Tink?” asked Snowball. Tink’s face flushed once again. 

“I am not sure if we should light all of them,  look how many candles there are! Is it safe?” Snowball asked. 

“Sure!” said Jangle, “Here, I will light the match” and he picked up the matches that were lying on the counter. 

After all the candles were lit, they told Tink to take a deep breath for there were soooo many candles. 

Tink took a deep breath as he made a wish and then he started to blow. He blew as hard as he could, but there were just too many candles and it started getting smoky!

“SPLASH!!!” Tink and his friends were suddenly getting rained upon inside! That is when they noticed the sign on the stove saying about how there was an indoor sprinkler system installed for fire protection. 

It didn’t take long at all for the candles to go out and the smoke to go away causing the sprinklers to stop. The friends all looked at each other and were speechless for a moment as they were dripping wet. Then Snowball spoke up. 

“Do you think Candy Cane knew about this sprinkler system?” 

Alabaster said, “Do you think that she purposely put that many candles on the cake knowing that it would set off the sprinkler system?” 

“Nah!” Jinx replied , “but yet….” and they all were thinking. Suddenly they were startled by a sound. Turning their heads they looked out the window and saw Dinosauris landing on the top of the hill. They were ready to go, they had some questions for Candy Cane! 

 

Now what??

The North Pole was starting to get busy again. There were lots of toys to make and toys to repair. Tink had finally got all the money to balance and he was glad to see that they had enough money left over to make more flibbertigibbets! He was pretty confident that this would be the best toy of the year! 

Tink happily put away his calculator and put the money back in the safe. He was looking forward to the evening. He was going to take a ride on Dinosauris for the first time, since he had come to the North Pole. Jinx, Jangle, Alabaster and Snowball were going to go with him as well. He couldn’t believe it! He was actually going to ride on the back of a flying dragon! He had met Dinosauris before and he was the nicest dragon he had ever met, of course he also was the only dragon he had ever met! 

They all had a great supper that evening. Chef Salvo had surprised everyone with delightful whoopie pies! They were bulging with cream and oh so yummy! 

“So, are you ready to go flying?” asked Jinx, with a wink. 

“Oh yes! I have been excited all day!”, Tink replied. 

The group headed over to where Dinosauris was waiting for them. Dinosauris was smiling, he always enjoyed taking elves for a ride. He was so glad to be surrounded by friends, he had been so lonely before. He was so glad that the elves brought him to the North Pole. 

“Where would you like to go? Anywhere specific, or should we just fly around?” Dinosauris asked Tink. 

“Let’s just fly!” said Tink, filled with anticipation! 

They all climbed up on Dinosauris back. 

“Are you all ready?” Dinosauris asked, “Everyone on?” 

“Yes! Oops! Wait for Jinx! Jangle shouted. Poor Jinx had climbed up and then fell off the other side. He tried again and made it! 

They all shouted “GO!” sounding a little like ducks, when they all go QUACK!

Up, Up and away they flew! Tink was speechless. He was totally enjoying it. 

Around they went in the sky, soaring past the marshmallow clouds. They all were having a great time, chatting and laughing. At one time Dinosauris had made a sharp turn and poor Alabaster smacked his head on the back of Tink, making him smack his head on Jinx, and they just all went down the line like dominoes. 

They had been flying for quite awhile and were beginning to wonder how long of a ride Dinosauris was giving them. 

They continued to fly a little more and Jangle was just getting ready to ask Dinosauris where they were when he started descending. 

In a short time he landed at a place where they had never been before. 

“What on earth … where are we ? I thought we weren’t landing anywhere that we were just flying around?” said Jinx

“Surprise!” said Dinosauris. 

They all climbed off his back. Poor Alabaster fell as he got off, cracking the 2 eggs that he had with him. 

“Why did you bring eggs?” asked Snowball, while the others were laughing at the mess all over Alabaster’s hands. 

“They were supposed to be hardboiled eggs, in case I wanted a snack. Candy Cane had offered them to me. 

“OOPS!” the others said, as Alabaster just shook his head and muttered. “I knew I shouldn’t have listened to Candy Cane, she is sly!” 

They all started looking around at where they were at and noticed the house at the top of the big hill. 

“Why are we here?” asked Snowball. 

“Yes!” said Jinx. “Why?”  Jangle, Tink and Alabaster nodded in agreement. 

Dinosauris smiled. “You will find a note under the mat in front of the house, which will explain it all. Have fun and I will see you later!” 

“La-Later! What do you mean later?” they shouted. 

“Its all in the note!” Dinosauris replied and just like that he took off soaring into the air. 

The others looked at each other with befuddled expressions. 

“Now what?”” asked Snowball, as they all looked towards the house at the top of the very big hill. 

*** to be continued** (on Sunday)