“Yes, it maybe now but wait and see,” said Petunia.
With that in floated a very large very bright multi colored butterfly,
Its massive wings shimmered and rippled as it floated above our heads to the front area.
The kids knew this was no ordinary butterfly this had to be the queen.
Nothing in our little world could compare to the beauty that lay just in one wing.
“Oh WOW,” stated Natalie, as Kellen and Cole let out a drawn out whistle.
She floated gracefully to the front of this dark cavern and landed upon a golden flower chair which could only be the throne of the Queen.
It sparkled when she fluttered and rippled her wings. Oh yes, this was for sure the queen.
I little Skullerina let out a gasp that came out like a beller and she winked at me…
Then in a most airy and light voice she stated “Let my light flow,” And it did, everywhere we looked there were little lights shimmering to the tall ceiling above us, it looked like thousands of little stars flying up all at the same time. And there we all stood bathed in shimmering rainbows that bounced off of the crystals that were embedded in the ceiling overhead.
Then we all let out a gasp and beller, for the room was not a dark cavern as we thought but we stood in a massive white marble grand ballroom.
From the walls to the floors and ceiling everything was white, and not just any white but a brilliant white that reflected each and every rainbow and when my little eyes looked harder I saw a little firefly by each crystal, that is what she meant when she said let her light flow, it was truly more than my little brain could take in.
“WELCOME Home Leo, it has been a long time old friend, welcome to one of your new homes dearest crystal guardians, and welcome visitors Skullerina and Chester T. Love the III.”
Her wings fluttered and rippled when she talked it was so beautiful. Leo spoke up “May I present her royal majesty, Brooke, the one and only RAINBOW RIPPLE BUTTERFLY FAIRY.”
So now I find myself and Chester flying through millions of stars, planets and other spaceships? “That was a spaceship did you see that Chester? How is it that I can breath in space, where are we going, how long is it going to take us?” Skullerina states. With that Leo (who was ahead of us) slows down long enough to let us know, “We are on our way to BarDuck my home planet. There we will meet the Queen and learn of the cousin’s new mission.” Leo states
With that being said we all land with a thump. “Wow that hurt, how come we couldn’t land on marshmallow, they are soft and yummy at the same time! Yum marshmallow!” says Skullerina
“Get off!” Skullerina looks around
“Who said that?” asks Skullerina.
“I said get off!”
“I am sorry I did not see you” Skullerina said.
There under Skullerina’s tummy is a cute little elephant.
Leo states “Hello Petunia! nice to see you!”
“Guardians and friends let me introduce you to
Petunia the Petite Periwinkle Pachyderm,
she is duchess to Queen.”
“Welcome home Leo, and so nice to meet you all, but we are late the Queen is waiting.” Petunia waved her trunk and a mirror appeared and she walked through it, as did we all. Now we find ourselves in the castle of the Queen.
town that ride their bikes out to help on the ranch
Cole, Natalie and Kellen have been helping the Buttercups
Since they were 7 now all turning 13 it seems like only
yesterday since they first appeared at the front gate.
Hugu knows from the great wizard lizard that these are the next crystal guardians so he and Violet have been careful as to not scare them before they know the grand secret.
So with bucket in hand to feed us, out here in the barn, yep I love it when the cousins come to see us I not only get extra feed but Natalie usually hides an apple
in her pocket for me
and a wee strawberry
we are very loved by the cousins.
Today though, just as they come by my stall the wizard lizard Leo
appears flying in on Jolly Roger
(that is his magical parrot who’s favorite thing to say is “BLOW ME DOWN”)
Hugu knows this is the day that the cousins will learn of the magic crystals,
and how they are to be the next crystal guardians.
And I little Skullerina am here to see them presented with their crystals
I am so excited, “But what if they refuse?” I asked the wizard, “Has that ever happened?”
He states in his grand deep voice “That my dear Skullerina has never happened in over 5,000 years.”
“Good Morning Hugu and hello dear cousins” states the Wizard Lizard
“Good Morning Leo, so good to see you.” says Hugu
“Children may I introduce you to Leo the Wizard Lizard, he is here to present you with something very important. Right Leo.”
“Yes my dear children, I am the as Hugu states, I am a wizard, and I am the few in this world that know of another world that you have yet to see. But today we will start with the basics.
Today I am to bestow upon you these.” Leo holds up 3 crystals one blue, one purple, and one red on fine silver chains.
“You my dear cousins are the next Crystal Guardians, and as a Crystal Guardian you will have some really special work to do for us back on my home world of Barduck, and also help your planet Earth too. For each of your crystals holds a whole pure magic – that only you will be able to control. Each magic is different – and when used together they can do great things.
But if the crystal should fall in to the wrong hands well then strange things might start happening.
So you have to be careful and wise and never let the crystal from your possession.”
The cousins just stare in disbelief – “what, who, why us?” they all said at once.
“HUGU do you see that LIZARD and that he just flew in on a parrot,” states Kellen “BLOW ME DOWN” Says Jolly Roger
“Never mind that I just heard Skullerina say,” ““But what if they refuse?” and, “Has that ever happened?”” Natalie states. “When did I learn to speak cow???”
“But guys did you hear We are the next Crystal Guardians,” Cole shouted
They all turn to each other and their eyes grow big and they start talking all at once. No one could hear anything they were saying or who was saying what.
“SILENCE!” bellows Leo “We will never make it back in time if you don’t listen!”
A hush fell over the barn even Chester and I stood very very still, then “BLOW ME DOWN” comes from the bird
“BLOW US ALL DOWN!” state the cousins at once, and promptly fall over backwards.
(tune in again to discover what happens next at the Polka Dot Ranch)
Hugu was on his way again to the barn when he heard a lovely sound
It was his lovely wife Violet singing to her flowers,
butterflies, and hummingbirds,
They all loved Violet and enjoyed when she came to see them,
the flowers gave their best blooms to make her smile
Some flowers bloom just a day, and some for a whole week, but Violet knows each and every one of them are special and unique. Hugu shakes his head still in disbelief as he watched his wife sing another flower to bloom but then Violet herself is quite special for who among us can make a flower bloom by just singing to it. Hugu knows his Violet is very special and one of a kind…but that is a story for another time.
Just as we humans are different and unique we are suppose to love all who enter into our lives, no matter how long we have them. We are blessed to know so many cancer warriors and valiant angels. So the next time you have a moment to brighten the day for a child battling cancer (or anything) DO IT! MAKE THEM SMILE AND FEEL LOVED even if its just a blink of an eye.