Sugar Crystal

Sugar Crystal
by Crystal Cutetwinkle

 

Me and Orange skip down to the lake, giggling. I trip over a stone and nearly land in the water, and we collapse with laughter.

My BFF Orange is really funny. She could make you laugh just by a single word.

Okay, I’m going to fall to the ground if I laugh any harder,” I declare, muffling a giggle.

I’ll catch you if you fall. Just don’t fall into the lake like you nearly did, Crystal,” Orange jokes and I laugh, without falling to the ground.

See, you didn’t fall to the ground and you just laughed,” she grins, and we fall about laughing. Suddenly Orange skids and falls into the lake.

Oops. You almost fell in the water and now I have fallen into the water,” she giggles, and I laugh, although falling into water and getting your wings wet isn’t exactly funny.

Please, can you get out now? Your wings will be soaking wet,” I persuade, watching my friend swim around through the cool water. Orange climbs out and walks over, her hair and clothes dripping wet.

It’ll be a few hours till I can fly again,” she smiles, stroking her wet wings.

Suddenly, my friends Rose Morningmist, Sunshine Littlebelle, Lavender Hollygriddle, Marigold Sunjewel, Tessa Cherrywillow and Carrie Tuliptwist start walking towards us. I wave at the six pixies and they dash over.

Hi,” grins Sunshine, her long sun-yellow plait swinging over her shoulder.

Hi,” replies Orange.

Um, Orange . . .” says Rose, eyeing Orange’s soaking wet hair and clothes, “What have you been doing?”

Accidentally skidded and fell in the lake,” Orange answers, grinning. Everyone laughs.

Be careful next time,” Carrie advises, smiling.

Lavender, Marigold and Tessa look unsure about something. I can’t think what.

What’s wrong, you three?” I ask.

Nothing,” says Tessa cheerily.

We have to tell her,” I hear Marigold whisper.

Tell me what?” I ask, confused.

You know your pet butterfly, Petal?” asks Lavender. I nod.

Well, she’s kind of…” mumbles Tessa.

She’s had a little…” stutters Marigold.

She hurt her wing!” Lavender blurts out. “She’s in the Pet Hospital and we’re really worried about her.”

I feel a lump in my throat, and my eyes sting with tears. I start to tremble with worry. Petal’s hurt her wing? My mind buzzes with questions. Will she be okay? Who’s looking after her? How did she hurt it?

I fly as fastly as I can to the Pet Hospital. When I get there, no one is there, but there’s a note with my name on it. I pick it up and read it.

Dear Crystal,

We knew you’d come here to check on Petal. Don’t worry, we’ll sort her out. All the workers at the Pet Hospital are away now, but you can go see Petal. You’ll make her better. There’s a magic about a pet and its owner . . . .

I am confused. Pet and its owner and . . . magic?

I walk into the nearest room and there is Petal, her pink wing wrapped in a leaf bandage. I rush over to her.

Petal! Oh, poor you!” I gush, cradling her gently. She looks at me.

Suddenly a big purple light forms round the two of us. There is a bright flash, and I am blinded for a moment.

When I open my eyes, Petal is flying around freely and what looks like sugar is falling to the ground.

Huh? Petal! You’re better!” I gasp. This must be the ‘magic’ about a pet and it’s owner.

Just then, Orange, Rose, Sunshine, Lavender, Marigold, Tessa and Carrie dance in, grinning.

Hi, Crystal! Wait, is that . . . how did . . . Petal’s better?!” Sunshine sputters. I smile.

We brought some, er, things over,” Rose tells me, her eyes twinkling.

Carrie hands me a plastic bag. “Sugar crystals,” she giggles. I open the plastic bag and inside there are lots of crystal-like things, all different colors.

Try them. They’re edible,” says Marigold.

I rummage through the bag and find a pink one. My favourite color. I bite into it and it tastes deliciously sweet, the taste of happiness, of hope.

Delish, aren’t they?” says Orange, biting into a pale red one. I nod enthusiastically.

I hug Petal, happy as could be. Then I turn back to my friends. My best friends forever.

 

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by orangecoconut27 on September 9, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Amazing stuff Crystal

    Reply

  2. Reblogged this on Pixie Hollow – Our Biggest Secret and commented:

    An amazing new story by Crystal Cutetwinke: Take a look! 🙂

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  3. OMG This story was AMAZING Crystal! 😀 I loved it! It was great how you came up with a topic that wasn’t PH’s closure (not that this is a bad topic, but it’s a nice change). 🙂

    I got really excited when I saw my name on the page – thanks for including my fairy! 🙂 The first line I say made me smile – it’ was definitely something I would say. 😛

    You’re writing has gotten even better than before! 🙂 Excellent job – can’t wait to see more from you! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Your writing has definitely improved, Crystal! 😉 Keep writing – I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    Minerva

    Reply

  5. Posted by Christina Delossa on October 25, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Amazing Crystal, I love your writing style 😉
    ♥ Raindrop

    Reply

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