(Grace’s Point of View)
I had been sitting for a few hours now, clutching the string the fairy had provided. Waiting… waiting…
I began to get very sleepy. Pinching myself began to lose its effect 😉 ! I started to wonder if the culprit would even–
A small crunching noise sounded from beyond the bushes. Could it be?
I hoisted myself onto my tired feet to see what might have made the noise.
I smiled wide. The culprit was as I expected!
“Here girl!” I called.
And Kaity came bounding into my arms!
“You little troublemaker!” I said playfully, as she knocked me off my feet.
It took her a while to calm down, but I managed to tie the string on her collar as a makeshift leash that I tied around my wrist securely.
Then I laid down with her by my side and slept.
“Good morning,” the fairy said, waking me up.
“I found the culprit!” I exclaimed eagerly, patting Kaity on the head. “She’s my dog. I deeply apologize for the trouble she caused.”
“I forgive you,” the fairy said, not so enthusiastically.
“What’s wrong?” I inquired.
The fairy furrowed her brow, hesitating to reply. “I should have told you! It’s no use! You caught the culprit, but the damage is done! Without a storehouse, no fairies can live here. And I can’t build one by myself! I’m sorry I put you through this hopeless ordeal!” She bit her lip, her tiny eyes gleaming with tears.
“Let me help you,” I replied softly. “Let me help you rebuild.”
She looked at me with a joyful, glowing face. And with that we began.
I got to learn how the fairies make their seemingly magical mud. So thin, yet so sturdy.
She even gave me permission to use the recipe in a science fair! I laughed to myself, for I was sure to win this year!
And by noon that day, we were done building–an impossible task for one fairy, but a very quick one for a fairy and a human!
“How can I ever thank you!” The fairy exclaimed. “Now fairies will return, and I will be able to live safely in my home! Perhaps you would like citizenship in my town! You could live here with us!”
I chuckled, citizenship in fairyland, wouldn’t that be amazing!?
“You know,” I said, “what I really would like, is just to go home.”
“Then home you will have!” she responded gleefully. “I will take you to the top of the cliff you fell from, and I imagine you can take it from there?”
Home! At last!
Only one more part left! Stay tuned for the finale!
Have you enjoyed this series? Are you looking forward to the finale?
P.S. The nighttime pictures actually weren’t taken at night! I took them in the day, and then edited them on Picmonkey! 🙂
P.P.S. Don’t forget to submit what you are thankful for, for my basket of thankfulness activity!