Samstag, 26. März 2016

Love is in the air - part 2

Dear Readers,

I'm proud to present you the second part of my "Love is in the air"- series.



It was a quiete and peaceful afternoon. Cecil Maces was standing close to a little pond. He was fishing.

Relaxed he took a seat and watched the animals around the pond. A bird was watching him.

After a while Cecil felt that a fish had bitten the bait. Excited he jumped up and pulled the fishing-rod in the air. Actually he had caught a big fish!

"Yippieh!", he yelled, "What a caught!"
At that moment Cecil heard a loud scream and then someone calling for help.

"What was that?", he asked himself, but decided to look immediately.
Fastly he run through the forest.

"Where are you?", he yelled.
"Here!", a female voice answered.

Behind some trees, Cecil detected a big hedge. And in that hedge he found Brie Norwood. She was the school nurse. Cecil had seen her a few times, but never had the heart to talk with her. 
"Miss Norwood!", he said, "Are you okay?"

"I... I don't know. I was searching for some nice flowers and then I somehow fell from that rock and got stuck in that hedge!", she sounded very irritated, "I'm so glad you found me, Mr. Maces!"

"I will help you.", Cecil blushed. She knew his name! He had never thought that...
Carefully he took her hands and then pulled.

Suddenly the hedge eased and Brie plumped on Cecil.

"Oops.", she giggled, before her cheeks turned red, "I'm sorry."
"N... No, don't worry.", Cecil lauged, while she tried to get up.
"I hope I didn't hurt you!", Brie said.
"Not at all."

At that moment she grimaced, "Damn..." She sat down, "I fear I have gotten a thorn in my right foot."
"Oh no.", Cecil said caring, "I'm sorry."
"How should I walk back?"
"I will carry you.", the mouse smiled, "Don't worry, Miss Norwood."

"Really?", her eyes grow big, "But... But I'm heavy and it's a long way to my school practice..."
"You are not heavy.", Cecil shook his head,"And I'm glad when I can help you."
"O... Okay.", she smiled shyly, "Thank you."
So Brie climbed on Cecil's back and they started their way home.

"I must go to the pond nearby, if that is okay for you. I was fishing and I caught a fish."
"Of course.", she was quiet for a moment, then she asked, "Where is that pond? I didn't know we have one here?"
"I also detected it just a few days ago.", Cecil explained.

"Oh my!", Brie was surprised when she saw the pond, "It is so pretty!"
"Isn't it?", Cecil wanted to let her down carefully, but he got irritated by a bird watching him.

"What a cutie!", Brie laughed looking at the bird, "He reminds me of Ernest Puddleford."
Cecil had to agree. The bird really looked a bit like the duck. (Joking around a bit here ^.^)

When Brie was sitting near the pond, she felt her foot hurting very bad. "Ouch...", she moaned, "That's not what I wanted for today."

"I can imagine.", Cecil took a look at her foot, "It doesn't look good. That thorn is deep inside your skin! Should I bring you to doctor Macavitie?"
"No, that's not necessary. I have tweezers in my school practice. But it would be very kind of you, if you could accompany me there."
"Of course.", Cecil packed away the caught fish and let her crawl on his back again, "It's a pleasure to help such a pretty lady!"
Oh no! he thought Did I spoke this out loud?

Brie giggled, "Thank you for the compliment, Mr. Maces."
With a red head he walked back into the village.

Why did he always say such embarrasing things? For sure she thought he was a complete idiot.

They came by the McBurrows and Buttercups house. 

Hornbull and Daisy Buttercup just opened their new market stall. The vegetables smelled wonderful - Cecil decided to get him some carrots later.

When they arrived Brie's practice, Cecil was exhausted. Although Brie was a very light mouse, his back was hurting after that long walk.

But he didn't want to show her that. That's why Cecil fastly took a chair and took a seat.

"I can do that.", Brie said caring, "I know you are tired."
"But you are hurt!", Cecil meant, "Let me help you. I'm not a doctor, but I think I'm able to pull out that thorn."
A warm smile appeared on her face, "You are so kind, Mr. Maces. It is such a pity, that we haven't met earlier."
The man gathered all his courage, "Please call me Cecil!"
"Allright. And I am Brie."

Happy Cecil took her small foot in his hand. "I fear that will hurt a bit now...", he said, took the tweezers and grasped for the thorn.
Brie was a brave woman, she just jerked when he pulled out the thorn.
"Thank you.".
"My pleasure.", Cecil streched himself, before he disinfected the wound and placed a patch on it, "You should sleep a bit. You look very tired."
Brie nodded, "Maybe you're right." When she laid under the warm bedding, she felt that she really needed a bit sleep. That trip had been exhausting.

"Thank you, Cecil...", she murmured again, than her eyes closed. She was asleep.
Cecil watched her. Inside his belly he got a warm feeling. Was he just falling in love with her?
He had always admired her, but now the feelings were more intense.

Two days had passed, when Cecil finally decided to buy some flowers for Brie.
He just had to see her again and wanted to give her something special too.

That's why he sought Cypruss Brightfield out.
"Good afternoon!", Cecil greeted.
"Good afternoon, Cecil! How can I help you?", the gardener had a soft voice.

"Uhm... I'm searching for some flowers for Brie Norwood."
"Oh, Cecil!", Cypruss looked worried, "I fear I have to more flowers! Angus Buttercup bought all of them just five minutes ago."
"Oh... Well..."
"But I have a pretty bonsai here.", Cypruss proposed, "It has no blossoms, but it will last much longer!"
A smile returned to Cecils face, "That is a nice idea!"

"Moment please!", Cypruss walked away to get the bonsai. 
When he returned, Cecil glanced, "What a nice plant! I'm sure Brie will like it!"

He paid for the bonsai, before he started his way to the school nurse.

Brie just checked Rhianna Dappledawn, who had caught a cold and didn't feel so well, when Cecil appeared.
"Take care that you stay in bed for the next days.", Brie said, "No school for you!"

"Okay...", Rhianna sighed, "But the math test...?"
"You can write it after you've recovered, dear. Don't worry!"
The girl nodded.
"Get well soon!", Brie wished, before she turned to the photographer, "Oh, hello, Cecil!"
"Good afternoon, Brie. I... I...", Cecil was very nervous, "I... I wanted to say "hello" and also... give you this bonsai..."

"How did you know, I love bonsais?", Brie was amazed.
"You do? Phew! I'm glad!"
Softly the mouse carressed his cheek, "Thank you so much."

"Will you go on a date with me?", Cecil blurted out.
Brie immediately nodded, "Yes, yes I will!" 
The mice looked at eachother, than burst out laughing.
"That was a fast answer!", Cecil grinned.
"I hoped that you would ask me for a date.", she winked at him. 
Cecil was exuberantly happy - he was such a lucky men!

They agreed to meet at the next day at the pond and have a picnic - Cecil took care of the food. Together they laid down the blanket.

It was a very romantic picnic. Cecil had made pancakes and brought some refreshing fruit tea.

"That is the most wonderful day I had since a long time!", Brie sighed dreamily.

The two mice laid on the picnic blanket and watched the clouds going by.

"Yes?", she turned her face to Cecil's.
"I fear I am in love with you!!"
"Oh.", she aspirated, then he could hear her whisper: "I love you too."
Cecil's heart made a big jump. She loved him!

He leaned over her and... kissed her.

Later the two sat near the pond and enjoyed the warm spring weather.

"I'm so glad, you found me in that bush!", Brie said.
Cecil laughed, "Me too, my dear, me too."

The End


Have a wonderful and blessed Easter tomorrow!

Many greetings,
yours Kyra

Dienstag, 15. März 2016

Winton's first school day

Dear readers,

as promised: Here's part II of the school story. :)


Today was Winton's big day: The new school year had begun and it was his first school day.
Winton was so excited, that he didn't sleep the night before. But he wasn't tired at all. Although he was looking forward to school, he was afraid he could fail.

"Winton, dear, we are very proud of you.", Barbara Dale - his mother - said with a pleased smile in her face, "You will do great in school!"

"Of course you will.", his dad Ewan nodded, "You are an intelligent boy."
Winton blushed, "I hope so... What if I'm unable to read? Or if I can't count?"
"Don't say such a thing!", his mum pulled him in her arms, "You'll be a natural! Remember the tomatoes, we counted last week together?"

He nodded, "But I made a mistake. I said one, two, four, three, five... And not one, two, three, four, five."
Ewan put his hand on his son's shoulder, "But you know it now! See, you have already learned something!"

"If you are sure, dad...?", Winton said doubtfully.
"I am sure. I wouldn't lie to you!"
"We have something for you, dear.", Barbara said and conjured up a colourful cornet made of cardboard. 
Winton's eyes grow big, "Wow, a schoolbag!"

Those schoolbags were filled with sweets and little presents and were handed over to children on their first day at school. "Thank you mum, thank you dad!", excited Winton took the bag, "It is so pretty!"

"We crafted it in the last nights.", Ewan giggled, "But mum made the most parts, I was too clumsy. I filled it."

Together the Dales walked their oldest child to school, were already a few parents with their children waited.

"Hi Winton!", Lucky Snow-Warren yelled and run to the boy. He was also carrying a pretty schoolbag in his hands, "I'm so excited. I just heard that Miss Underwood will be our teacher!"

"Is she nice?"
"I don't know...", Lucky twitched his nose (like rabbits sometimes do), he was as nervous as Winton, "I hope so!"
"Hopefully she's not bad or mad!", Winton said, "I heard that teacher sometimes beat the pupils!"

"What?", Luna Löffel and Anabel Buttercup walked to the two boys, "Oh no!"
Their parents laughed quietly and winked at eachother.
When Lavender Brightfield arrived together with her parents the new first graders were complete.

"We are the only boys!", whispered Lucky.
"We must hold together!", Winton answered. 
"Yes!", they shook hands, "We must!"

At this moment four adults waved: Mr. and Mrs. Hunter-Smith, Miss Becky Underwood (who would be soon Mrs. Roberts) and Brie Maces.

"A wonderful good morning everybody!", Mrs. Hunter-Smith said with a warm voice, "We are so happy to welcome you all here. It will be your first year at school. Sure you are all very excited?"
The children nodded.

"But you don't have to be afraid.", her husband continued the speech, "You will have lots of fun here at school and learn great things. We are all a big family here in school. If you need help you can ask everybody. If you don't feel well, Mrs. Maces will take good care of you. She's our school nurse." Brie Maces waved.

"Before we will go into your new classroom, the pupils of the second grade wanted to sing you all a song and tell you a bit more about school life.", Miss Underwood said.

At that moment the second graders appeared and started to sing, while Mr. Hunter-Smith played the piano.

Winton was very impressed - the song was great and the older pupils appeared so wise to him.
The applaus after the song was a very loud and long one. The pupils had to bow a few times.

Then it was suddenly time to say goodbye to the parents and to follow Miss Underwood into the classroom.
Winton and Lucky took a place near the window - but most important was to sit together.

"Good morning everybody!", Becky's smile was inviting, "I'm Miss Becky Underwood, your teacher in English, maths and arts. I think we should start with a little round of introduction." She smiled at Winton, "Would you start please! Tell us your name, your age and your hobbies."

"Ok...", Winton smiled shyly, "My name is Winton Dale and I'm six years old. I like gardening ... and playing games."
"Thank you Winton, gardening is very nice! Which games do you like?"
"Ludo and Monopoly."
"Me too!", all classmates yelled at that moment.
Becky laughed, "Well, I see, we should play those games one day."
"Oh yes, that would be nice!", Luna Löffel said.

Now it was Lucky's turn to introduce himself. "I'm Lucky Snow-Warren and I'm also six years old. I like listening to stories very much."
"Then it'll be even better when you're able to read stories on your own."
Lucky nodded, "I hope to learn reading very fast." 
Winton agreed, "Me too. Grandpa promised me to buy more gardening books."

Becky was happy about the work habits of her pupils - they seemed to be very diligent. "Now to the girls.", she said and Lavender Brighfield started to talk.

Soon all pupils did know each other. It emerged that all pupils were interested in reading and liked playing outside. 
"I see that you all got fantastic school bags!", Becky said after a little break, "Should we open them now?"

"YES!", all children cheered.

In the next minutes you heard lots of amazed screams. The children all had been gifted with many wonderful things.
Winton got lots of his favourite bonbons, a pack of chocolate, new crayons and a dinosaur figure - exact that one, which he wanted to have for so long. Carefully he placed the dino on the table.

"WOW!", Lucky said, "A stegosauros! He is sooo cool! You are so..." He interrupted himself as he detacted a dino in his own bag, "Oh my!"
Winton grinned, "You got one too! Cool!"
"That is so amazing!", Lucky smiled all over his face, "Now we can play together!"
"I will name mine Benjamin."
"And mine is called Anton."
The two boys started to play with their dinosaurs. 

After all children had shown their new toys to eachother and shared their sweets, it was break time.
On the schoolyard was much action, all children were playing and talking with eachother. 

Winton and Lucky played with their dinos.

After the break Miss Underwood draw a big letter on the blackboard.

"Does someone know, which letter this is?"
Luna put her hand up.
"Yes, Luna?"
"An A?"
"Correct!", Becky nodded, "The A is the first letter in the alphabet."
She wrote a second letter, "This is a small "a".", she explained, "There are always big letters and there smaller equivalents. You need both versions to write words."
"The beginning of a sentence is always a big letter, right?", Winton asked. 

"Yes, Winton, very good!", Becky lauded.
Winton blushed, but he was very proud about himself that he did say something good.

Now every child had to go to the blackboard and write an "A". The big one and the small one.
When it was Winton's turn he was very nervous - writing was really complicated! 

He had red cheeks, when he was finished with his "A". It was a bit askew, but it was definitely an "A".
"Very nice, Winton!", his teacher said.

"For your homework you will have to write one full page of great A's and one of small a's. I know that's a lot, but practice makes perfect. And if you make your homework good, you will get a little surprise.", Becky whinked at the children.

Of course that motivated the whole class and within seconds you could hear "I will practice the whole day!" and "I will do my best!"

The last action of the first school day was a little game: Becky draw something on the blackboard and the children had to guess what it is. The funny part was that all objects, she draw, started with an "A".

"An apple!", the girls yelled.
"An ant!", the boys said.

It was much fun.
When the school was out, Ewan was fetched by his father and his younger sister (his mum was preparing the lunch). 
"Now tell me, how was your first day at school?", Ewan asked with a bright smile in his face.

"It was AMAZING!", Winton yelled, "I must tell you everything! I'm able to write the "A" now. And we had a great break. And then...."

The End


Did you like the story?

I love my school, but it is so hard to take good pictures in it, they always turn out very dark and I have to lighten them up with a program... Grrrr...

Have a good week!

Yours Kyra