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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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rescue?

Here is a link to Part 2 from yesterday. Life with the Fairies  Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy Part 3 which was supposed to be the Conclusion, but …

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Princess Iridessa was looking at the picture that she held in her hands. The one Laylie had given her. Now she knew what the guys with no names looked like. The ones she was supposed to look out for. They sure did look scary, compared to the good fairies that were all around her.

Iridessa was sitting in another part of the amazing forest today. She was alone and she knew she shouldn’t be. Poor Trillinia was probably looking all over for her, but Iridessa just had to get away. She did love the kind fairies, but being surrounded by someone 24/7 was beginning to drive her a little crazy. She had to just grab a few moments alone. It had felt so good sitting here and watching the butterflies fly around her. She decided she should really get back, so as not to worry anyone. Standing up, she deeply breathed in the wonderful scent of the flowers once more and started down… What was that sound? It sounded like someone was behind … !

The nameless guys sat down on a rock after going a few miles.

“Whose idea was it to drug her? She is getting really heavy to carry.”

“Well would you rather we have let her scream and alert all the fairies that are all around? You know the magic powers they have!

“I think its safe for us to rest here a little bit. This really is quite a lovely place. Look at those flaming orange butterflies, they seem to be staring right at us. Where did I put my camera?”

Trillinia didn’t know what else to do. She had looked everywhere for Princess Iridessa, but couldn’t find her. She would have to tell Felicity, who she was sure would be quite upset with her. She slowly started walking towards Felicity’s little house, when Laylie came rushing down the path towards her with a frantic look on her face.

“Quick! Alert all the fairies! Princess Iridessa has been captured, the butterflies will show us where she is.

Trillinina gasped and rang the bell, sending out the alarm. In a very short time the fairies were gathered together and following the butterflies as quickly as they could.

“Well we better get moving again. We want to get out of these woods before it starts getting dark.” the one nameless guy said.

They took turns carrying Princess Iridessa as they headed down the path once more.

Suddenly a whole flock of ducks came out of nowhere and started biting at their legs! The nameless men were jumping around like crazy, yelling, they dropped the net that Princess Iridessa was in and took off running.

The fairies flew around the net and untangled it, letting Princess Iridessa out. Felicity then gave her an injection to counteract the sleeping potion that she had been given.

Opening her eyes, the Princess looked around.

“Why am I sitting on the ground? What’s that net doing beside me?”

Felicity gently explained what had happened to her. Princess Iridessa was horrified by the fact that she had been kidnapped and almost taken away!

“I can’t thank you all enough for saving me!” she said, with tears in her eyes.

Laylie squeezed her hand and said, “We are just so relieved that all is well now! Lets have a big party tonight!”  The fairies cheered in agreement.

Later that evening they had a party with all the food you could want, roast beef, ham, chicken and turkey. Vegetables galore as well and of course the sweet honey cakes and ice cream.

Tiny Fairlight sat off by herself watching everyone celebrate.  She didn’t feel like celebrating, she felt guilty. How could the fairies do this? She knew they wanted a Princess so badly, but they were going about it the wrong way. You couldn’t just keep someone from their home. Surely her family must be worried, if she had a family.

She had to find out the true story about Princess Iridessa.  If she did have loved ones missing her, Fairlight was determined that somehow she would get her back to them. She continued to be lost in thought as the party went on around her.  Who were those nameless, funny looking guys? Were they really as bad as Felicity had said? Were they trying to return her to her home or … ?

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(to be continued…)

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Life with the Fairies

 

If you missed Part 1 from yesterday, here is the link.  Where Magic Lives

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“I think she is stirring.” said Laylie.

All the fairies were silent as they watched. It had been a long wait! They had trouble finding Felicity at first. Some of the fairies had been afraid that Kendra would wake up before Felicity came, but the sleeping magic  had worked very well, and  now it was time for her  to wake up.

Kendra stretched as she slowly opened her eyes. She gasped at the sight of the fairies around her, and then was in awe at the stunning purple butterflies and rushing waterfall.

“Such a beautiful paradise! I feel as if I have always been here and could be here forever!” Kendra said.

Felicity smiled, “We are so glad to have you here with us and we are sure you will delight in our paradise, Princess.”

Kendra’s eyes opened wide. “Princess? I am a Princess!”

“Yes, you are the Princess of the fairies, Princess Iridessa.” said Felicity, and all the fairies cheered.

Kendra wasn’t sure what to think. She was speechless. This all seemed to good to be true, she was a Princess. Princess of the fairies in this waterfalls paradise? How did she get here? There were foggy images in her brain when she tried to think of the past. Images she couldn’t quite make sense of, but it didn’t worry her. This was exciting! If she was dreaming, she didn’t want to wake up.

The fairies were so sweet and kind. Eager to please her they catered to her every need. They made the most delicious sweet coffee. She wondered what their secret ingredient was. There were times when she would be drinking it that a foggy image would pop in her brain. The taste of the coffee seemed to remind her of something, but she had no clue as to what it was.

One day Felicity and two other fairies, Periwinkle and Misty were talking.

“Does she know yet?” asked Periwinkle.

“No, I don’t think Laylie has told her. We don’t want to scare her.”

“She needs to know to be careful though. I saw her wandering around by herself the other day. Isn’t she supposed to have a fairy guard around her at all time?”

Misty hung her head, as she fluttered a little. “That was my fault. I was busy making sweet honey cakes and forgot that it was my turn to guard her.”

Felicity was quiet for a little and then she spoke. “Perhaps we should tell her, for her own safety. We wouldn’t need to reveal everything, but at least let her know to be aware of her surroundings at all times. Let her know that unfortunately not everyone is sweet and kind here in fairyland. I will tell Laylie to have a talk with her. ”

Later that evening Misty and Laylie were with Princess Iridessa, when Zarina brought her some coffee and a piece of honey cake.

Princess Iridessa took a drink and again a foggy picture popped in her brain, but it left almost as quickly as it appeared.  She couldn’t remember anything from her past, but every now and then the foggy pictures in her brain would bring odd shapes to her mind and a hint of sadness. Though the sadness quickly fled, especially when eating yummy honey cakes, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

“Laylie, can you please take me to where you showed me those large fish before. They were so cool!” Princess Iridessa asked with eagerness in her voice, taking another bite of the honey cake.

“Once you finish your honey cake, we can go. On our way there I need to talk to you about something.” Laylie said.

“Great! What do you need to talk about? Did Bella forget to put out nectar for the butterflies again?  Or did Skyler get into an argument with Periwinkle again? Those two are always at each other.”

“No Princess, everyone is doing fine and Bella is taking great care of the butterflies now.  Its something more important, for it concerns your well being.”

Princess Iridessa swallowed her last bite of honey cake and her face was all serious as she said, ” Lets go, I am ready to listen to whatever you have to say.”

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When they got to the place where the  Koi swam, they sat down on a rock as Princess Iridessa tried to digest all that had been told to her.

“So there are those out there who wish to harm me?”

“I am afraid so, they are sly, and you have to be very careful! They may appear to look innocent, but they are far from it. They will totally play games with your mind, and you won’t know which end is up.”

“What are their names?” Princes Iridessa asked.

Laylie was quiet for a moment. “Well for now they remain nameless.”

Princess Iridessa looked confused.

“Don’t worry! I will show you a picture of them and then you will know who to watch out for.”

Princess Iridessa nodded silently, feeling a little bit overwhelmed with everything. “But why, do they wish to harm me?”

“You are the Princess, that is why! They want to overtake Fairyland, and take you back to …”

“Take me back? Take me back where? Isn’t this the place I have always been?”

Laylie’s face grew red, she had almost let the secret slip, what was she thinking! Sometimes she got so caught up in talking that her forgot to think!

“Look at that Koi over there! Oh and did you see the butterfly just fly by?” she asked.

Princess Iridessa gave her a strange look, something wasn’t making sense, but these fairies had been so nice to her. She sighed, she wasn’t going to worry. The fairies were kind, surely they were protecting her from these ones with no names, for her own good.

She dangled her feet in the water and giggled as a Koi nibbled at her toe. All was good in fairyland, what could possibly go wrong!

(to be continued…)

 

 

 

Where Did The “Tall People” Go?

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There was a meeting of the gnomes one night. They were talking about the “Tall people.” They hadn’t noticed them around as much, and were wondering what had happened. Usually they were busy hiding from them during the day, as their big feet traipsed through the woods and meadows. None of them wanted to get stomped on. There were some brazen gnomes, who bragged that they weren’t scared of no funny “tall people”and they wouldn’t hide. They would get right in the path of the “tall people” and sadly some of them were never seen again.

“Have they gone away?” one young gnome asked.  “Why haven’t we seen them?”

“They haven’t totally disappeared, for I have seen some of them. Though they are usually alone now or else with just one other person. Haven’t seen groups of them. They were always easier to hide from before,  for you could hear them coming. ” said an older gnome as he stroked his beard.

“I had a real close call last night.” said Hermie,  “I got away from a big foot right in the nick of time. One of the “tall people” were out with their camera taking pictures of the sky.”

Little Jubi spoke up, “Well I almost got stepped on during the day when a “tall person” was out walking their dog. The dog was really big, and I thought for sure I was a goner.

“I am sure they all will be up and out again in a bit. Perhaps they are just taking a break for now.” said one.

They all shrugged their shoulders, for no one really knew what had caused less “tall people” to be out and about.

“I am sure they will be out and about once again in time, we can’t let our guard down. Though I am wondering if they are starting to go a little crazy.” said Kiki

LuLu laughed, “Starting to go crazy….I think they been crazy for awhile!” The others joined in her laughter.

“True! But the other day there was one really “tall person” traipsing through the woods and he was talking to himself. He was saying how he was going to catch a unicorn! Silly guy! Those unicorns are smart, they won’t let themselves be seen by “tall people.” ”

All the others agreed.

“Well we could spend all night discussing the crazy things about the “tall people” and we still wouldn’t figure them out.”

They all agreed and they went back to watching the stars, chatting with the fairies and watching the unicorns dance.

Little Hermie wondered as he watched, what do the “tall people” do to relax? Whatever it was, he didn’t think it could compare to watching his favorite fairy dance. He smiled, as he caught her eye and gave her a wink, underneath the moonlit sky.