Lost – Part 5

Complimentary refreshments: Part one, two, three, four!

 


(Grace’s Point of View)

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I had been sitting for a few hours now, clutching the string the fairy had provided. Waiting… waiting…

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I began to get very sleepy. Pinching myself began to lose its effect 😉 ! I started to wonder if the culprit would even–

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A small crunching noise sounded from beyond the bushes. Could it be?

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I hoisted myself onto my tired feet to see what might have made the noise.

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I smiled wide. The culprit was as I expected!

“Here girl!” I called.

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And Kaity came bounding into my arms!

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“You little troublemaker!” I said playfully, as she knocked me off my feet.

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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.

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Then I laid down with her by my side and slept.

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“Good morning,” the fairy said, waking me up.

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“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.

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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.
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I got to learn how the fairies make their seemingly magical mud. So thin, yet so sturdy.

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Oops! Don’t mind the blown over building! 😉

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!

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“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!”

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I chuckled, citizenship in fairyland, wouldn’t that be amazing!?

“You know,” I said, “what I really would like, is just to go home.”

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“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?

 

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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!

Lost – Part 4

Parts One, Two, Three

 

Here’s a quick refresher from last week:

 

“Ah, good!” The miniature, glowing girl said, with a sense of urgency in her voice. “You’re awake!”

I sat bolt upright. “Who-who are you?!”

 


 

Grace’s Point of view

 

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“I am a fairy,” the girl spoke sweetly, “and I need your help.”

“What?” I asked in bewilderment. “A fairy? Those are in stories! And you need my help? I’m the one in need of help! I’m lost, and–”

The little fairy chuckled, shaking her head, “Fairies aren’t made up in storybooks, storybooks are made by those who meet fairies!” I blinked, aghast at her matter-of-fact statement. “But anyways, I need your help! My town is in ruins! You must come with me!”

With that she flew out the cave opening (the storm was past by now). I didn’t see much better that I could do, so I followed.

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“Hurry now!” She called.

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And she meant hurry! I had to practically sprint after her! Who would have thought her little wings could carry her so fast!

But what am I saying; who would have thought that she even existed!

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We came to some bushes, beyond which was a clearing by a lake with a cute little fairy town inside!

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“This is it!” she said, landing on the ground by one of the buildings. They looked like they were made of thin, delicate, dried mud, but when I felt one, I realized it was surprisingly very sturdy!

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“Doesn’t anyone else live here?” I asked her. It seemed awfully empty for a fairy town.

“No,” she said sadly, ushering me over to the side of the tiny town.

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“Because something destroyed our storehouse–where we keep all our food–the other night. And no food means no fairies. They all packed up and left.”

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I nodded sympathetically. “So where do I come in?”

“Do you think you can catch the culprit?” She gave me a weak, despondent smile. She obviously believed I’d say no to the impossible task. I suspected she had been turned down from a couple of people by now. I wanted to help her. But how?

“I’ll help you,” I said, choking on the words. I hope, I thought to myself.

Her grin was so huge that I almost laughed out loud!

“Oh Great!! This is absolutely wonderful! I’ll show you all I know!”

And she began listing random facts that might have to do with the case, from where footprints were, to the silly dreams she had the night “the thing” came.

I noted that the thing had dug through the sturdy store house to get to the food, and it only ate the meat, but the rest of the food was ruined, too.

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She showed me where some footprints were in the dirt. I observed them carefully, and she also gave me some fur samples that she had located around the ruins. It looked like… a coyote? I shuddered at the thought of stopping a wild dog.

I carefully examined the evidence again.

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“I’ve got it!!” I exclaimed, making the chattering fairy jump. “I know who the culprit is–and how to stop them!”

Her eyes sparkled joyfully, “What do you need?”

“Some string! And… maybe a nap…” For it was going to be a long night.

 

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Then all I had to do was wait.


 

Do you know who the culprit is? Are you looking forward to Part 5?

 

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P.S. Isn’t Rebecca such a pretty fairy?