The tiny elves watched from their hiding place in awe! Wow! If only their friends could see this delightful spectacle.
Never had they seen something so magical, well besides the North Pole of course. Their home was the the most magical place on earth, but this may be the second most magical place ever.
Alabaster and Snowball were silent, they had no words, which was rare. Usually one would say something and the other one would have a witty reply. But now they were entranced and could only focus on the dazzling unicorn.
“Can you imagine us having our own unicorn?”
“Candy cane would be so jealous.” Alabaster laughed in agreement. “She sure would.”
They watched the fairies flying around the unicorn, wondering how they would feel about giving up one of their unicorns. The kind elves didn’t want them to be sad.
“Are you going to gjve them Santa’s message?”
Snowball put his hand in his pocket and then the other pocket and oops his hand went straight through! Feeling like a doolally, he made a face at Alabaster.
“I ummm … lost Santa’s message… it fell out of my pocket.” He put his head down again as Alabaster looked at him in disbelief!
“You lost the special autographed note from Santa! Now what do we do??”
Snowball shrugged his shoulders, he was clueless.
“I guess there is only one thing to do. We just need to convince the fairies that we are Santa’s elves and that he sent us to get their unicorn.”
Alabaster shook bis head, “yeah, riiight, no problem!”
Snowball mumbled a retort, he would show him. “Watch me, all you need to do is talk sweetly, put on the charm and Voila! They are eating out of your hand.”
“I can’t wait to see the expert at work. I will be right beside you soaking in your wise ways.”
Rubbing his chin Snowball felt proud as he turned his head away and started walking towards the unicorn. He didn’t see Alabaster’s smirk. He couldn’t stop thinking about Alabaster’s words. “His wise ways”, He felt a little taller as he walked to confront the fairies.
“Hello beautiful, stunning fairies!” The fairies looked up startled by the elves and their blue suede shoes.
“Don’t be afraid we come to give you wonderful news. Santa wants your unicorn! We unfortunately lost one of the reindeer and thought how a unicorn would make a lovely addition to the team. What do you say lovely one?” Snowball flashed his charming smile at the one fairy.
Before they could understand what was happening the poor elves found themselves thrown into a cage!
“Wellll…. you sure put on the charm! Glad I took notes. ” Alabaster joked and Snowball gave him the evil eye.
Alabaster hoped they would bring them some food. He was hungry. Just because they were holding them captive they wouldn’t withhold food, would they?
“Hey Miss. Fairy, could I have something to eat please? Some watermelon would be good.” He thought it would be helpful if he made a suggestion. Alabaster always tried to be helpful.
Snowball looked at him shaking his head. “You really think you are going to get food from them?? You are funny or maybe just crazy.”
Alabaster looked past Snowball and a smile spread across his face. “And you were saying..”
Snowball stared in shock at a fairy carrying a watermelon.
“I have a magical charm too, its my luxurious hair of course.”
CLICK! The cage opened up and PLOP went the watermelon on top of Alabaster’s head. CLICK! It shut again
Alabaster’s face turned red from embarrassment and from watermelon juice running down his face. Snowball tried to hold in his laughter but …
Oh, what a fine kettle of fish they were in! Snowball sure hoped the fairies called the North Pole soon to verify who they were and that they could fly in the sky on the back of their unicorn.
Meanwhile they leaned that fairies laughter sounded like bells as they flew around the cage looking at the two poor elves, who were caught in a trap, due to the fairies suspicious minds.
CLICK! They had dozed off and jumped at the sound of the cage opening.
“You are free to go, we talked to Santa. We are so sorry, but had to make sure. Our unicorns are special to us, we don’t give them to just anybody.”
Alabaster and Snowball were thrilled to be out of the cage and so forgiveness came easily. Soon they were up in the sky on the back of Stardust. It felt amazing! They were going home.
“Hey Snowball whats the word we use again to tell Stardust to stop once we get to the North Pole?”
“I can’t remember but I wrote it down, its in my … pocket.” He said “pocket” softly as he stuck his hand through the hole once again.