The Escape Plan

This is the conclusion to From an Amazing Day to A ….

Night was coming and Alabaster and Snowball were wondering if they would be in the cage all nigbt. The evil fairy had left and not returned.

They weren’t alone though. A group of pink squiirels were standing guard around the cage.

“To think that I thought the pink squiirels were cool. I don’t anymore.”

Snowball agreed. They had lost their charm for sure.

“I would feel much better if they would stop baring their teeth at us. I have never been bitten by a squirrel and would like to keep it that way!” Snowball said, feeling frightened.

Alabaster had his head in his hands. Sometimes he would smack his head with his hand before sighing and doing it again.

Snowball watched him, “A couple more smacks and I think you will have it downpat.”

Saying nothing, Alabaster did it again.

Suddenly there was a loud roar! The elves looked up and it was the most fantastic sight ever. Dinosauris was flying above them looking down at them.

Hope filled their hearts. They would be rescued. But wait, where was he going. He was flying away.

“Wait! Help us! Don’t leave us here” The elves shouted until they saw it was no use. Dinosauris disappeared into the clouds and their hearts sank.

Tbe squiirels had all fled when they saw the dragon, but they were peeking out from behind the trees now and coming back.

Now was one time that the elves wished that Dinosauris could breathe fire. He could have destroyed the squirrels, who were back to jeering at them again.

Sitting in the cage feeling dejected, they wondered if they would ever see their friends again.

“I would give anything to be working again. I would even be glad to muck out the reindeer’s stalls. I don’t even like to work. I like to work at taking naps. But anything would be better than having our unknown fate hanging over our heads. ”

“Well, our fate may not be unknown for long, here she comes.” Alabaster pointed towards the evil fairy who was headed their way.

Their stomachs started knotting up as they waited.

“How are you guys doing? Finding your accommodations comfortable?” She laughed and gloated at them.

“I brought you something that you may like. Its a special concoction I made.”

The next thing they knew a sticky, syrupy substance was falling down on their heads. Alabaster inwardly was groaning. This was totally messing up his hair!

“I know you both are wondering why I captured you so I will get right to the point. I want the keys to Santa’s workshop I want all of his toys and all of his elves to work for me!”

“That will never happen you ugly witch!” Snowball yelled at her.

“A smart aleck I see. Never you say? Well suit yourself … I guess you wish to never get out of the cage. I sent my ransom note to the North Pole, hopefully Santa likes you guys and gives me what I want or…..” and she turned and walked away, but cackled loudly.

Her threat hung in the air like a giant rain cloud over them. Santa would never hand over his keys. Things looked dark and bleak for the poor,poor elves.

THUNK, THUNK … the squiirels were throwing nuts at their heads. They hoped with all their might that Santa would come to their rescue. Surely he wouldn’t leave 2 of his favorite elves in the hands of the evil fairy, would he?

The sun went down and the night grew chilly.

“What I wouldn’t do for some of Santa’s hot chocolate right now.” Snowball said.

“Well hurry up and you can get some!”

What was that? Was he delusional? It sounded like Candy Cane. He looked at Alabaster whose eyes were wide open. He obviously had heard it too.

“You knuckleheads, wake up and get a move on before the evil fairy comes back.”

Wow! They weren’t dreaming. Candy Cane was standing in front of them leading them back into the tunnel.

Quickly they hurried after her. “We aren’t delusional, we really did hear voices. They weren’t in our heads!”

“Well, just because this time they weren’t, doesn’t mean that you guys aren’t delusional!”

They smiled, no insult could wipe away their smile, they were being rescued.

Back in Santa’s house everyone was warming up with hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies.

Dinosauris had flown directly to Santa telling them where Alabaster and Snowball were.

Jinx, Jangle and Tink had helped with the rescue. They couldn’t leave their friends in danger. Friends stuck together.

They had distracted the evil fairy and led her on a wild chase, far away from the cage and tunnel where Candy Cane had been.

Just as evil fairy was almost upon them they stopped and turned around.

“Do you want one of Santa’s magical toys?” Jangle taunted.

The fairy’s eyes gleamed with greed. “Yes! Give it to me!”

Jangle threw the cowbell at her. “You have to shake it 3x. Within seconds she was shaking it and they all cheered as the evil fairy disappeared into the pink and purple smoke.

Alabaster and Snowball cheered when hearing the story.

What an adventure the day had turned out to be! Now that their fright had worn off Alabaster and Snowball started competing with puns again.

Santa and the others were laughing, even Candy Cane. Though she had laughed harder at the story about the sticky syrupy substance that had fallen onto their heads. They had showered but their hair was still a mess from it. Poor guys. Someday it would eventually wash out.

From an Amazing Day to A ….

The breeze felt great as they flew through the air on the back of Dinosauris, the amazing pet dragon. Things were starting to get extremely busy at the North Pole for Santa’s elves, but Santa gave Alabaster and Snowball the day off. He said they deserved it after coming in 1st and 2nd place for the first annual pun contest that Santa held. Santa’s jolly belly was shaking up and down with laughter at their wit. Candy Cane had rolled her eyes so many times and possibly needed an ice pack from .. “smacking her head”.. ! 

“Did you see Candy Cane’s look on her face when she realized that we had a day off work for winning. She may have groaned at a lot of our puns, but we got the last laugh. We have the day off and she doesn’t!” They both laughed. 

“By the way where is Dinosauris flying us to?” 

Snowball shrugged, “Good question! We have all day, so I guess it really doesn’t matter. I am sure wherever we go, it will be a fun adventure. Anything is better than working, right?” 

Alabaster emphatically agreed with that and they hung on as they soared through the azure blue sky. 

A few hours later, Dinosauris started descending which woke Snowball up. 

When Dinosauris landed, they were awestruck by the beauty of where they were. They were in a forest. 

“Wow! Look how green everything is and there are hundreds of gorgeous butterflies.” 

Wide eyed they stared, “Look at all the colorful birds as well. Dinosauris this is the perfect spot, looks like there are hiking trails, and I think I hear a waterfall.” 

Pleased that they liked it, Dinosauris said they could spend the whole day there and he would be back for them in the evening. He was going to fly around some on his own, doing some exploring.

They waved goodbye as he soared up high into the sky and then turned to each other. 

“Which way should we go?” 

“Lets go over that bridge and see what we can find.” Alabaster pointed to a bridge close by. Ducks were swimming in the lake underneath it. They headed for the bridge feeling carefree, making puns, as they walked. 

“Look over at that tree!” Snowball nudged Alabaster. 

“No way! Is that squirrel really pink?” 

“Sure looks pink to me, and I do feel that I know my colors pretty well!” Snowball said with pride. 

One moment the squirrel was looking them right in the eyes and then it was gone in a flash. Scampering up the tree, and out of sight. 

“Why didn’t I bring my camera?” sighed Alabaster. “Now no one will be able to tell by a photo that we really saw one!” 

They crossed the bridge and continued walking.  Alabaster was so focused on looking for more pink squirrels that he didn’t watch his step. SPLAT! He fell face down into some mud. 

Snowball couldn’t help but laugh at the sight of his face when he stood back up. ” Perhaps you should have worn better shoes than flip-flops, maybe than you wouldn’t have tripped. Don’t worry pal, I hear that mud is good for one’s complexion.” 

Groaning Alabaster wiped the mud off as well as he could and walked on. He wouldn’t let it dampen his day, there was still a lot to see. 

Meanwhile in another part of the forest a certain pink squirrel was talking to a fairy. “There are 2 of them, and yes, you were right they are elves. No one else has funny ears like that.” 

The evil fairy rubbed her hands together with glee.  “Perfect! Santa’s elves, how lucky can I be. I am sure they know some magic that they can share with me. Thank you, go set the trap.” she cackled.

Snowball and Alabaster were having a good time exploring when Snowball noticed something up ahead. “Look at that, a giant long tunnel! Want to go in it?” 

“We can’t see the end of it.” Alabaster said, with some concern. 

“Oh no worries, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. So we will just come out into another part of the forest, lets go.” 

Alabaster agreed and into the tunnel they went. 

After walking for a little bit it seemed to be getting darker. “It sure is dark in here! I can barely see you.” Alabaster said. 

“Yeah, a little darker than I thought it would be, let just keep walking, we will be fine.” 

Just as they were beginning to wonder if they would ever get out they saw light up ahead. 

“See I told you! There’s the light, we reached the end.” They walked a little faster, feeling eager to get out of the tunnel. 

Stepping out into the bright light they squinted their eyes and then CLICK! They heard a loud sound, like something clicking shut. Oh No! They had walked into a cage, and some ugly fairy was standing outside of it, grinning quite wickedly at them. “So nice of you guys to come see me.” FLASH! Someone snapped a camera and Snowball and Alabaster were seeing dots in front of their eyes. They heard the evil fairy again. “I like to have pictures of all my victims framed on my wall.”  She gave an eerie cackle and poor Snowball and Alabaster were quivering with fear.  

They heard the evil fairy’s cackling as she walked away. Alabaster tried to offer some reassurance to Snowball. “We just have to try our best to not focus on the negatives.” 

Snowball raised an eyebrow, “Ok! Lets close our eyes and maybe we will forget we are in a cage.” 

After a few seconds they opened their eyes again. Sighing they wondered what fate awaited them. 

(to be continued…) 

 

 

Queen of Fairyland

This is the continuation of my Magical Wisteria post.

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Even her dreams had never felt this enchanting before. Aria had been in FairyLand for over a week now and she continued to be dazzled by everything.

Fairies surrounded her, always eager to serve her. There were no chores for her to do. Whatever food she wanted she would get. What more could a 13 year old want?

Tonight would be the official ceremony of proclaiming her as the Fairy Queen. Excitement was building in Aria’s heart as she walked along the path.

It was like she was in her favorite Rollercoaster slowly climbing up higher and higher, eager for the giant thrill that would take her breath away!

She had been told that there would be a special surprise for her tonight. Last night she barely got any sleep, trying to imagine what her surprise could possibly be.

Teaberry, the pixie faced fairy came running up to her. “Princess Aria are you all ready for tonight?”

“You bet I am! I can’t stay still, thats why I been walking up and down this path all afternoon. My grandma used to call me her little wiggle worm. I don’t like being still.”

Mentioning her grandma made Aria feel a twinge of longing for her and her parents too. She wished they could watch her special ceremony.

Noticing the flash of sadness on Aria’s face Teaberry took her hand.

“You are going to be the absolute, best Queen and tonight will be amazing, I promise.”

Hearing Teaberry’s words and seeing her smile that was as bright as a sunflower warmed Aria’s heart. She knew her family was proud of her and someday soon she would bring them to Fairyland.

Teaberry and Aria were busy talking when they heard the bell Aria let out a squeal! Finally the time was here.

All the fairies were gathered under the wisteria in a large circle with Aria in the center.

Lady Ambrosia was talking. “Welcome everyone to the official crowning ceremony for our new Queen Aria!”

A cheer roused from the group and you could hear the rustle of the wings flapping.

“To start the evening off I would like to present Queen Aria with her own Stable boy. Someone to clean the stable and take care of her pet.”

“But…but I don’t have a stable or any pets!”

“Hmm…is that so?” Lady Ambrosia laughed, with a twinkle in her eye.

” Look over there, and see what is comimg.”

Lady Ambrosia pointed over to the right and when Aria looked, she almost fainted in shock!

The most splendiforous Unicorn that she had ever seen was coming to her! She was to have her very own Unicorn! The adrenalin was flowing. Plus a teenage boy was riding the unicorn! Her stable boy.

Aria closed her eyes for a brief moment. She was in the rollercoaster plunging downhill and the thrill was pounding in her heart. When she opened her eyes the Unicorn was right in front of her and Aria could barely breathe.

Lady Ambrosia smiled, “Congrats on your owning your first unicorn. She will be at your beck and call. Just remember one thing, unicorns are wiser than any animal and they can be a great asset to you. But they also can be sly and tricky, be careful to not fall for one of their traps.”

“I will be most careful!”

The unicorn nudged Aria and Aria stroked its head, not being able to imagine how it could be sly and tricky.

Meanwhile the boy sat on the unicorn in silence looking at Aria.

He was wearing a “deer caught in headlights” expression.

Aria felt shy suddenly but managed to say Hi and Lady Ambrosia introduced him as Jake.

Dancing and games went late into the night. One by one the fairies bid their new Queen goodnigbt.

Soon it was only Aria and Jake left sitting by the fire. Aria was studying the diamond and emerald studded crown in her hand.

“So how does it feel to be Queen?”

“I am not sure, it feels unreal and I still don’t really know what I am doing here. This all happened so fast!”

“You can say that again! One moment I am enjoying a nice swim in the river and the next moment I am here with new clothes on and sitting on a unicorn!’

Aria looked at him in astonishment. “You just suddenly appeared here?”

For the next hour they talked about their previous lifes. Jake really wished he hadn’t dropped that cowbell that he found. It must have some magical powers. All he did was shake it and in a cloud of smoke he appeared in Fairyland.

When they at last bid each other goodnight, Aria was feeling wonderful. Her heart was full to overflowing.

Falling into bed she decided that whether she ever figured out why she was here, there was one thing that made her heart smile. His name was Jake.

Magical Wisteria

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Her mind was filled with trepidation, yet excitement as well. What awaited her?

It was as if she was riding a see-saw. One moment her heart was up ready for adventure, than worry about the unknown would bring her back down.

Aria had already said her goodbyes, her Mom and Dad were so proud of their only child. She was going to be a Queen, how could they not be proud! Their little girl, growing up and becoming a Queen!

Remembering her Grandma’s warm eyes filled with love and pride enabled Aria to keep walking forward.

While walking she thought back to the night that changed her life.

She had been startled by the fairy that flew in her window that night. Her wings shone with a brilliance that lit up Aria’s room.

“Princess Aria I come with good news. You have been specially chosen to be the new Queen of the fairies!”

Aria rubbed her head. Had she hit it real hard? A Princess? She wasn’t a Princess, but she didn’t bother to correct the fairy for she couldn’t speak, she was speechless with shock!

“I am Princess Lily and a week from now you will take a magical walk into fairyland.”

Aria found her voice long enough to ask “What?? How??”

“When you see the lavender wisteria appear in your backyard you will know its time. You will see the entrance to Fairyland.”

Aria noticed her parents standing in the doorway. They had heard voices and came to see what was going on.

They ran over to Aria hugging her tight. Who would have thought that on the night of her 13th birthday she would be visited by a Fairy!

“So what is Fairyland like? What kind of food do they have? I hope pizza!” Her dad patted his belly.

“Are their stores in fairyland? I will need to buy a whole new wardrobe of course.”

Aria’s dad rolled his eyes. Leave it to his wife to ask about clothing when their daughter is going to be a Queen! How can she think of shopping!

“Hey, does Fairyland have a golf course? I can’t stop playing golf.”

Princess Lily gave Aria’s dad a perplexed look.

“Golf? What is golf? But it doesn’t matter for you guys won’t be coming.”

“WHAT? How.can we not go, she is our baby.” their distressed faces made Aria’s heart plummet. They wouldn’t let her go now, she was certain. All they did was ruin things for her.

They started shouting at Princess Lily. It didn’t faze her, she simply took her tiny wand and bopped their foreheads with it. Instantly they stopped shouting. No words came out at all.

Aria was amazed. “What did you do to them?”

Princess Lily gave an impish smile. “They will wake up tomorrow in a much better mood. Trust me, all will be well. You are the appointed Queen to be, Princess Aria, they won’t stop you from coming to Fairyland.”

True to Princess Lily’s word, they woke up in the morning eagerly talking about Aria going to Fairyland. They couldn’t wait for her to come back and visit them and share her adventures!

Aria’s sweet grandmother was the one hardest to say goodbye too. They had a strong bond and Aria would miss her so much. Maybe she would be able to come back for her grandmother once she was crowned as Queen. The Queen had all the power, didn’t she?

Right before the entrance Aria paused. This was it, once she took a step there was no turning back.

Remembering the precious words of her grandmother she closed her eyes as she took the final step.

A Touch of Magic

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“Come out, come out! Where are you?” called out Aria.

She so desperately wanted to see them again. Were they hiding from her? She had been amazed yesterday when she saw them. It had filled her with glee, as she danced around in the flowers with them. When Aria had returned home she couldn’t stop talking about it to her Mama.

Mama listened intently at first, but then Aria could tell that her attention drifted and that she didn’t really believe her. She told Aria to stop dancing around and to please set the table for supper. Aria set the table but continued to dance and share with her Mama about her fairy friends.

They were so tiny and flighty, they made Aria giggle with unbridled joy when circling around her.

When supper was ready Aria finally stopped talking and ate her yucky brussel sprouts, but she didn’t stop thinking of them. That night she even prayed for them in her bedtime prayers. Her Mom smiled lovingly at her as she gave her a kiss and told her goodnight. Usually Aria was a little scared at night when her Mama turned off the light, but last night she was so focused on the pretty fairies that she wasn’t scared at all. She closed her eyes tight, hoping to see them in her dreams.

Sitting through school today had been so painful for she was eager to get back to the woods. Her teacher yelled at her several times to stop daydreaming, but Aria couldn’t. Billy Bob didn’t even annoy her when he pulled her hair.

Finally the end of the school day came and she ran to the woods as fast as she could, thinking she would burst with excitement. She had been sitting in the exact spot that they had been before and now it appeared that they were nowhere around. Disappointment started setting in, and she felt tears beginning to glisten in her eyes. They had to be here they just had too!

“Aria!”

She turned her head and her face lit up like a thousand sunbeams. There was a real, live unicorn flying her way. Fairlight was riding it. She had met her yesterday, and Fairlight had told her all about Cupcake, her unicorn. Oh, this was the bestest day ever!

“Hi Fairlight! I am so glad you came!” Aria said, “Can I touch Cupcake?”

Fairlight smiled warmly at her. “Sure! Cupcake is very friendly when it comes to sweet little girls like you.”

Aria blushed and reached out to pet Cupcake. Her mane felt so soft and Cupcake sparkled, like she had diamonds all over her. Aria was in total awe!

“How would you like to ride her?” Fairlight asked.

Aria’s heart tap danced inside of her. “Seriously! I can ride her?”

Fairlight laughed, “Well I will ride with you, but yes, I would love to take you for a ride.”

Not being able to speak, Aria started jumping up and down with excitement.

“I will take that as a Yes! Hop on!”

Aria hopped on and held onto Fairlight around the waist, as they flew up into the sky.

Goosebumps were all over Aria, this was really happening! She was riding a unicorn! Then she had a quick thought, and she leaned in closer to Fairlight.

“Make sure you have me home by suppertime, please. We are having apple dumplings, and they are my favorite.”

You could hear Fairlight’s laughter and Aria’s giggle of joy as they rose higher into the air, soaring past the cottonball clouds in the azure blue sky.

Flying Home!

The conclusion to yesterday’s post, Rescuing Cupcake

 

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The 4 unsung heroes held their breath, waiting for the Queen of the dark fairies to pronounce their fate. She rubbed her hands together and cackled some more. “Yes, that would be the perfect spell.” she said to herself, as she looked at the guys with merriment dancing in her eyes.

“How would you all like to be my pet guinea pigs, you would each have your own individual cage to roam around in. Doesn’t that sound exciting?” The heroes looked at each other and sighed, there were no words.

“What? No comment?” laughed the Queen. “Well stay right here and I will be back, I have to find my spell book.” With those words, she turned around and left the poor heroes standing there in fear. She wasn’t very worried about them going anywhere being that they were all tied up in knots.

“Guinea pigs!” they all said, once the Queen was out of sight. “We have to get out of here!”

“If only one of us was the great Houdini, we could be out of these ropes in no time! I should have practiced more magic tricks when I was younger.” said the one.

“I wish you would have!” said another.

“A diet of pellets doesn’t sound too exciting to me!” said one, and the rest sadly agreed. “Pellets and lettuce! Oh yay!”

“Oh No! No more coffee!” one piped up. This made them all even more sad, well except for one. He wasn’t a very big coffee lover to begin with. He preferred water, but now the Strawberry Marshmallow coffee that Kendra’s grandma made was pretty good, he had thought.

“I am not sure which is worse, quacking like a duck or squeaking like a guinea pig! Perhaps I shouldn’t have complained so much about being a duck, at least I could splash around in the water!”

They were all silent as they contemplated how their lives were about to change. In a short time the Queen reappeared with her book. Unfortunately their hopes of her falling into a deep hole hadn’t happened, she had returned and was as cheery as ever.

“Okay, are you all ready now? Oh you guys are going to look so cute being all furry”, she crooned.

She opened her book, and our unsung heroes eyes filled with despair, when suddenly there was the loudest “MOO!” that they ever did hear!

The Queen jumped, dropping her book, when she caught sight of a large brown cow with the deepest, darkest brown eyes that they ever did see. The cow was looking so intently at the Queen that it made her nervous.

The cow then turned and grabbed the ropes in its mouth, chewing right through them in no time. The Queen stood still, too startled to move.

Suddenly she was snapped out of her frozen state and she yelled when seeing Cupcake out of the corner of her eye. Cupcake was heading towards the guys. The Queen started to move towards Cupcake until the cow blocked her way by standing in between them. The cow let out a loud “MOO!” once again, staring down the Queen.

The guys quickly jumped up on Cupcake’s back and away she flew, back home to Fairlight. Our heroes let out big sighs of relief, feeling forever grateful for the strange cow that appeared out of nowhere!

“Hey”, said the one guy, “Did you all see what the cow had around its neck?”

“Yes! I did.” the one hero replied, and the others shook their heads.

“It was the shiniest cow bell I ever did see. She must be a pretty special cow to be wearing such a nice, shiny bell.” They all agreed, and smiled, as they continued flying through the air.

Rescuing Cupcake

Kendra was sitting with her Grandma at the table. They had just finished a feast of roast chicken and gravy with fried grunion. For dessert her grandma had made a red velvet cake and of course served it with her special coffee.

The feast had been prepared for the 4 unsung heroes sitting around the table with Kendra and her grandma. These guys had never been awarded any medals but to Kendra and her Grandma they were wonderful heroes.

Their hearts would always be full of gratitude for them, and now Kendra had another favor to ask of the brave men.

Cupcake, Fairlight’s unicorn, was missing! Fairlight, who had also managed to eecape from the dark fairies, was afraid that they had stolen Cupcake.

The unsung heroes listened to Kendra and they knew that they couldn’t say No to helping! They loved unicorns, especially the one guy. They were his favorite animal and even though he had been turned into a duck before by the Queen of the dark fairies, he wasn’t afraid to help.

Kendra was so happy! “Thank you so much! Fairlight was so upset when she told me. She loves that unicorn. Cupcake just has to be found!” she told the guys.

“I think this calls for another round of my Strawberry marshmallow coffee.” Grandma said, much to the delight of the guys.

The next mornimg dawned bright with a glorious sunrise in the sky. The guys were at the edge of the forest. All they had to do was cross the bridge and they would be in the land of the dark fairies. They had felt so brave, but now nerves were beginning to surface as neither one of them moved.

“How hard can it be? We just need to find Cupcake and climb on her back and fly her home to Fairlight.” said the one. The others nodded, but still didn’t move.

“The Queen is probably sleeping, so we can be in and out before she wakes up!” another one said, trying to force a brave smile upon his face.

“One problem. Unicorns are very tricky, so she could be hiding. How do we exactly catch a unicorn?”

“Well, I guess we will just have to find out. Lets go before we all feel like going back home!” said the one who had been turned into a duck before, trying to quell his nerves.

“QUACK!” said his friend, “just trying to lighten the moment!” they all laughed, well, all but one, who was rolling his eyes instead.

Saying no more they walked across the bridge, to begin their quest to find Cupcake.

CRACK! The one plank on the bridge broke and one fell into the water below. Fortunately the water wasn’t deep, so he was able to crawl out and join his friends on land. His friends tried not to laugh, as one piped up. “You were talking about how you wanted to go for a swim in the Hot Springs…”

The “drenched rat” guy looked at his friend and said, “This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind, that water was COLD!” They all continued walking but you could hear the “squeak, squeak” sound of their friend’s shoes as they walked.

The forest was still, all the fairies must be asleep, but where was Cupcake?

Then they saw her! It was Cupcake on a hill just standing there looking at them. They were stunned, could it really be this easy? She was dazzling with brightness in her iridescent wings against her snow white body.

Slowly they moved towards her, not wanting to scare her away. Finally they reached the top of the hill and were just ready to reach out and touch her when they heard “GOTCHA!”

Shocked they turned around to come face to face with the Queen of the Dark fairies! Quickly they turned around to climb onto Cupcake’s back, but she was gone! All they heard was the cackling laughter of the Queen.

“You all are pretty gullible if you thought you were going to steal Cupcake from me that easily!” mocked the Queen.

The hearts of our poor unsung heroes sank! Now what was going to happen to them?

While the Queen was mocking them a host of other fairies had tied them up.

“Wait!” said the Queen, “let the hands of one free for a moment. I need his help.”

She pulled out a pickle jar and handed it to him. “Please open this for me! This one too! Oh, I knew you guys would be useful for something. “

Grudgingly he opened the pickle jar and the peanut butter one, for what other choice did the poor hero have.

“Okay, tie him up now.” and the Queen smiled an evil grin as she ate her pickles.

She walked around them talking to herself. “Hmmm…I could cast this spell on them or should I try the other one. Oooh maybe I should try my new one, or perhaps that would be too mean”, she cackled.

“I got it!”she said looking into the eyes of our heroes, as they shook in fear. “I know exactly what I will do.”

(to be continued…)

Duck Soup!

Here is a link to Part 1 of this continuing story that takes you back to Fairyland. Saving Jarrett! 

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Kendra peeked from around the tree, making sure that the coast was clear. She didn’t have much time to waste, she had seen the pink squirrel scamper away. She knew that she was running to Felicity to let her know that her next victim had succumbed to her spell. 

Felicity had been so mad when Fairlight and the “nameless men” had helped rescue Kendra and some of the other fairies from fairyland. Felicity was left with just a few dark fairies and she wasn’t happy. She needed to increase her numbers, so she had concocted another plan. One of the pink squirrels had relayed Felicity’s plan to Kendra. She was an undercover squirrel trying to help Kendra save the forest from being dominated by the dark fairies! 

Felicity had decided that perhaps she should find someone to be Prince of the Fairies first and then maybe he could attract a Princess. She had her eyes set on Jarrett. 

Kendra whistled to send out the signal to her heroes, the “nameless men”, to come help her.  She knew she couldn’t save Jarrett by herself, she needed their help. She was ever so grateful to her heroes for reuniting her with her grandma, that she dedicated her time to rescuing others who had succumbed to Felicity’s spell. Kendra was determined to help stop the dark fairies from growing in numbers, for if they did, it could be very dangerous. 

It was a dangerous undertaking for her and the “nameless men”, they knew Felicity’s power. Sadly one of her heroes had become a victim of Felicity’s spells. That fateful night of her rescue, they had all seen the one “nameless man” be turned into a duck. They heard his mournful quacks as they flew away on Cupcake the unicorn. 

Kendra hoped that perhaps this time they would be able to rescue him too, but first they had to concentrate on getting Jarrett out of harm’s way. 

Good! She saw the “nameless men” running towards her. They had been close by waiting for her signal. Quickly they picked up Jarrett and started carrying him away. 

“Quick! Get him out of here. Felicity will soon be here with her pink flying squirrels.”

The men gave her a quizzical look. “Pink flying squirrels? Are you sure you didn’t drink too much of your Grandma’s sweet coffee, that perhaps she didn’t add something to it? ” 

Kendra laughed, “No, this has nothing to do with my Grandma’s coffee. Felicity has put some of the squirrels in the forest under her spell. She is trying to take over the whole forest. Making them pink is a way that she can tell which squirrels she hasn’t captured yet. Many of the squirrels come willingly to see her, when they see how the pink squirrels can fly. Who doesn’t want to fly?” 

Hearing cackling in the air, they turned and saw pink squirrels coming toward them with Felicity close behind. The 3 “nameless men” ran like they had never run before, with adrenaline pumping through them! 

QUACK!! They turned and saw one of the ducks attacking Felicity. Kendra’s eyes grew big, could that be the friend of the other “nameless men”? They all paused, but just for a moment, they knew they didn’t have time to waste! 

At last they collapsed, dropping poor Jarrett, for the “nameless men” were exhausted. They had made it, they had made it out of Fairy land. 

Jarrett was moaning, and starting to stir. 

“What, what am I doing here? Who are you guys?” 

Kendra tried to explain the best she could, but the poor guy looked so confused! 

“I remember seeing a beautiful waterfall and purple butterflies, but nothing after that. Now you are telling me I was in fairyland controlled by a dark fairy, who wanted me to be the Prince and that she has pink flying squirrels?” 

One of the “nameless men” spoke up, “Yes! That sums it up pretty well. Good job.” 

Jarrett shook his head as he stood up. “Th-Thank you, but I need to get out of here and I do believe I am never drinking again! Pink flying squirrels? Wait, does this dark fairy happen to have a purple inchworm that wears a hat? That image is coming to my mind.” 

Kendra shook her head, “Yes, that would be Penelope.” 

“Oh I do need to get home and get some of the strongest coffee that I have ever had!! Goodbye everyone!” 

They all watched him walking away, hearing him mutter to himself about fairies, and squirrels and inchworms named Penelope. 

“Ok guys, rest up a little and then we have to go back!” 

The guys looked at her like she was crazy! 

“Why?” 

“We have to try to rescue your friend.” 

They all agreed that yes, they had to try, for once again he had distracted Felicity so that they could get away. Plus they missed their friend. Once they felt rested, they got back up and headed back to Fairyland. 

It was late that night when they were all gathered at Kendra’s grandma’s house enjoying some of her specialty coffee. Well not quite all of them were enjoying the coffee, ducks didn’t drink coffee. They had managed to save their friend, but …. all the attempts to dispel Felicity’s magic spell had failed.

He was still a quacking duck. They were sure it was him though, for he was able to talk. That is how they had located him out of all the other ducks. They heard him yelling, when he saw them. He could speak, but after every few words, he would let out a “Quack!” 

Kendra promised that she would talk to the pink flying squirrel and try to figure out the antidote for Felicity’s duck spell, but they assured him that it could be worse. 

One of the nameless men spoke up, ” We all thought you were a goner, when you fell off the log, and we all saw the dog!” 

A dog had come running out of nowhere and their friend had just missed getting his feathers caught in the dog’s jaws. 

It had been a very scary moment, but they could all laugh about it now. 

“You were so close to becoming Duck Soup!” the one guy said, and they all laughed. Well almost all of them, the other one went “QUACK!” 

 

 

The Brave Hero

I had thought I was finished with the fairy series, but after some “gentle persuasion”, I have decided to write one more story. After all, someone needs be a big hero and save all the other poor fairies that had been kidnapped.  If you missed the last story, here is the link. Truth Revealed

 

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It had been a week since the “nameless men” had become heroes and rescued Kendra from the fairies. She had been under the spell of Felicity the dark fairy, who had made her become Princess Iridessa.

Kendra was so happy to be back with her grandmother, they could not thank their heroes enough. Her grandmother told them that she would be glad to make her special strawberry, salted caramel coffee for them anytime they wanted to stop by.

One of the nameless heroes was lying in bed, not able to sleep. Probably due to him indulging in too much of Grandma’s sweet coffee. He typically did not drink coffee, but there was just something magical about that strawberry coffee that he couldn’t resist.

Now he laid in bed thinking of the other fairies that were still under Felicity’s spell. Would they be able to rescue them?  He knew that the other guys were trying to come up with a plan, would it be successful?

He also couldn’t stop thinking of Cupcake, Fairlight’s unicorn. Oh how he envied Fairlight. He had always been intrigued with unicorns and he would love to fly on the back of one, through the moonlit sky.

“What was that? Did something just flash by his window?”

He got up from his bed and walked over to the window to look outside. What he saw almost took his breath away! There was the most beautiful unicorn he had ever seen. It was a dazzling white, with brightly colored wings. It was Cupcake! What was Cupcake doing here?  His heart was bursting, he had to touch the unicorn, only then could he believe that Cupcake was really outside his window.

Slipping into his shoes, he quickly ran outside, holding his breath that the unicorn would still be there.

There it was, not having moved from his window. Boldly he reached out to touch it and it didn’t move at all. He kept rubbing Cupcake, and then, he had the craziest idea! Ideas seemed to come to him often, but this one may be the craziest one yet. Would the unicorn let him ride it? Could he soar through the dark blue sky on it?  There was only one way to find out. Slowly he climbed upon it and before he knew it Cupcake took off!

“WOW!” the “nameless man” shouted! He was as thrilled as could be. Cupcake soared higher and higher into the sky. Perhaps he would get to touch the moon, fly through the Milky way galaxy. He didn’t know where Cupcake was headed, but he didn’t care.

In a short time the unicorn started going downward and soon they had landed on a bridge. The man recognized the bridge. They were back in Fairyland. This was where they had met Fairlight in order to rescue Kendra. Why had the unicorn brought him here?

“Quick, listen to me.” Cupcake spoke,  ” Fairlight sent me to you. She and your friends are helping to rescue the other fairies and they need your help!”

The man’s face beamed with pride, he was going to be a hero tonight!

“Come to steal more of my fairies away?”” a sinister voice said from behind him.

The man almost fell off his unicorn from fright.  Behind him was Felicity, the dark fairy. “OH NO!” What was he going to do?

Out of the corner of his eye he caught a slight movement. Was that who he thought it was? Yes, it was his friends moving through the woods, with Fairlight too! Now he understood. Fairlight had sent her unicorn to him so that he could come distract Felicity the dark fairy. They knew he would be brave enough to do it.  He wouldn’t let them down, he would be the hero that saved them all!

“So I am going to ask you one more time, What are you doing here?” Felicity asked.

The man climbed down off Cupcake so he could stand up big and tall to Felicity.

“Excuse me Ma’am, but I am afraid I am lost. I think I must have turned the wrong way at the galaxy. Can you help me?  Where am I exactly?”

Unknown to the man, Cupcake had worked her magic and disguised the man, so that Felicity didn’t recognize him as one of the “nameless men”.

“You don’t know where you are at? You don’t know who I am?” cackled Felicity.

“Why no, but you do look very stunning, if I may say.”

Felicity allowed herself to blush a little, and then she laughed.

“Well … well … this could be fun.”

The man’s heart pounded a little , he hoped his friends knew what they were doing and that they would be hurry up, so that Cupcake could fly him away to safety.

“I haven’t had much chance to practice my spells, you wouldn’t mind, would you, if I practiced on you?”

The “nameless man’s” throat began to grow very dry as he tried to swallow the growing lump.

“Umm… did you say spells?” he asked nervously.

“Yes! I did. I think you would make a fine specimen for me to practice on . Hmmm… lets see, what do you prefer, a quacking duck or…”  Suddenly Cupcake soared into the air! The “nameless man” tried to quickly jump on, but Felicity grabbed him.

Where was she going without him? The man’s heart fell! He saw her fly over to his friends and Fairlight. They had all the fairies with them and they were all on Cupcake’s back now.

“My fairies!” yelled Felicity in anger.

“You did this! You distracted me so that they could get away! For this you will pay!”

His friends and the other fairies watched from the sky in horror as Felicity turned him into a quacking duck!

The fairies were all taken safely back to their homes, and reunited with their families. Everyone was so grateful, giving the “nameless men” and Fairlight many thanks!

In silence the “nameless men” headed back home. They were glad to have saved the fairies, but they were sad about their friend. Perhaps they could think of a way to save him. For now though, they knew who the true hero really was! It was their friend who swam in a lake and now quacked with the other ducks.  It was his bravery in facing Felicity that had enabled them all to escape. He had always wanted to be a big hero, and now he truly was. “Quack! Quack!”

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**pictures from Pinterest**

 

 

 

Truth Revealed

Here is a link to Part 3 The Rescue? Hope you enjoy the conclusion!

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After pondering the situation for a few weeks and working her magic to find out the true story behind Princes Iridessa, Fairlight knew what she had to do. She had decided that tonight would be the night she put her plan into action. She really hoped it would work, for if not, well, she wouldn’t let herself think about what could happen.

The “nameless guys” were sitting at the coffee shop drinking very bitter black coffee. They thought it would help them think better. They needed all the help they could get, for they were supposed to attempt their secret mission tonight. Once again to try and rescue Princes Iridessa from the fairies.

“I sure don’t want to get attacked by those ducks again!” said the one guy.

The others silently nodded in agreement.

“Fairlight said she would make sure the ducks were taken care of. We should have nothing to worry about.”

“Are you sure we can trust her? What if she is just leading us into a trap?”

No comment was made as they all drank their coffee while deep in thought.

Fairlight had made sure to volunteer for night shift in guarding Princess Iridessa tonight. It was  pretty easy to do, for not too many fairies enjoyed the task of staying up all night.

Her stomach was churning as she waited for the other fairies to bid everyone goodnight and return to their fairy houses for the night.

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She wanted to explain everything to Princess Iridessa but she thought it would be better to wait to do that. She was still under the powerful spell that Felicity had put on her. Fairlight really hoped the antidote she had made for the spell would work. She had just finished making Princess Iridessa her favorite cup of  Salted Caramel, banana coffee. Mixing into it the flavorless antidote potion. She brought it to her with a piece of lemon raspberry cake for her bedtime treat.

“This is so moist and delicious, thank you so much, Fairlight.”

“You are most welcome, dear Princess.”  Fairlight started to get choked up as she watched her drink her coffee. She would really miss the Princess, but she knew she was doing the right thing. Tonight she hoped to make some people very happy, well as long as the “nameless men” didn’t screw up anything. She shook her head, laughing to herself.

Fairlight had checked into their background and she knew she shouldn’t have listened to Felicity. She was controlling all the fairies with her story about them. They weren’t bad! A little cuckoo at times perhaps,  but they were nice guys, as far as what she could find out about them. They had good hearts. They were trying to rescue the fairies one by one, for they knew about Felicity. They knew she wasn’t the good, sweet fairy that she pretended to be. She was dark. She hadn’t just had Princes Iridessa kidnapped, she had kidnapped a lot of them, and stolen their memories.

Fairlight was planning to escape tonight too. She had made some of the antidote potion for herself to see if Felicity had put a magical spell on her. She was shocked by the memories that came back to her. Tonight after Princess Iridessa was safely handed over to the “nameless men”, she would fly away on Cupcake her Unicorn, back to where she had come from.

Princess Iridessa had fallen asleep. Fairlight had mixed some sleeping potion in as well, would make it easier. When Princess Iridessa woke up, she should have her memories back. Fairlight’s heart started beating fast as she kept her ears alert to hear the signal that the “nameless men” would send once they got to the bridge. Fairlight would meet them there.

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She heard it. The call of the Cuckoo bird. She was quite impressed with how well they imitated the Cuckoo bird’s call. They must be very familiar with it.

She laid Princess Iridessa on top of Cupcake and then got on to hold onto her while they flew to the bridge. Landing on the bridge, the “nameless men” took Princess Iridessa off of Cupcake and 2 of them held her between them.

“Thank you Fairlight for helping, you are a good fairy! We wish you the best as you fly back to your home. Safe travels!”

“Take care of her please!” Fairlight said with a tear in her eye. Then she jumped onto Cupcake and flew away without looking back.

The “nameless men” started walking away.

“Ribbit Ribbit!” The one man jumped at the frog that crossed his path. The others laughed. “Its just a little frog.” The guy made a face and they walked on.

They made it the rest of the way without incident.  When they got out of the forest, they all breathed a sigh of relief!

“There she is, waiting for us.”

Kendra’s Grandma was standing  there with tears streaming down her cheeks as she watched the men bring her granddaughter over to her.

“I don’t know how to thank you for returning her to me! A part of my heart died when she disappeared. She is the only family I have left, we just have each other. You are my heroes!”

The “nameless guys” blushed at the praise as they all told her that it was their pleasure.

“How long will it take for the potion to wear off?” her Grandmother asked.

“Fairilight said that when she awakens in the morning in her own bed, all her memories should have returned.”

Her Grandmother smiled and they all helped her get Kendra back to the Grandmother’s house.

“Please let me make you some of my sweet coffee for you before you all leave.” Grandmother said.

Hmmm… sweet coffee? That would be something new for them, perhaps they should give it a try, they thought.

After getting Kendra settled in her bed, it only took her Grandmother a few minutes to whip up the coffee.

They all tasted it and their taste buds tingled with delight! Their smiles grew big. Oh what they had been missing drinking their bitter coffee.

“What all is in this coffee?’ they asked.

“Its my salted caramel, strawberry, marshmallow coffee”, made specially just for all of you, my heroes!”

“May we have a second cup please?”

Grandmother smiled, as she fixed them all some more. The clock struck midnight, one more fairy had been rescued and all was well!