“Once upon a time there lived a girl named Lea. She lived in Toronto, Canada. Every night Lea had always dreamed of owning a unicorn, but she was bullied at school for believing that unicorns were real.”
Once upon a time there lived a girl named Lea. She lived in Toronto, Canada. Every night Lea had always dreamed of owning a unicorn, but she was bullied at school for believing that unicorns were real.
Her friends and classmates told her things like “Unicorns aren’t real” or “You’re stupid.”
One day, Lea met a woman at a museum in a unicorn section.
“Are unicorns real?” asked Lea after the woman was done saying about Unicorn magic.
“Yes,” said the woman.
“Where do they live?” asked Lea.
“They live in Cloudymay Falls, just above the clouds you see in the sky,” said the woman.
After Lea and the woman talked for a while about unicorns, Lea eventually left and went home. When the time came when she had to go to bed, she looked up in the sky instead of falling asleep. Finally, at 12:00 midnight, she saw a big group of unicorns flying through the clouds.
“Unicorns! Here! Right now!”
Lea ran to get her phone from downstairs and took a picture of the gorgeous sight. She could not believe her eyes! Lea wished she could meet and get a unicorn! But, there was a problem. How could she get up in the clouds? Lea had to use her creative mind right now. Poof! She had an idea. What if she could search up ‘how unicorns can use magic?’ Then, she could use magic to make her be able to fly! The next day she searched it up, hoping for an answer. Today was a great day! She followed the steps carefully and after about half an hour, she got it! The first thing she wanted to do was use magic to give her body extra rest, since she was up really long last night. With a few magic words and hoof movements (which she used her feet for, since humans did not have hoofs) she felt a lot more rested than just a few seconds ago.
“I can’t believe it!” gasped Lea.
I can use magic now! Lea thought. Now I’ll wish for a Unicorn! She tried to say the magic words, but instead of a unicorn appearing, she started rising in the air and fell down on her back.
“Ouch!” cried Lea, in pain.
She tried to search why that just happened, and she found that you couldn’t wish for unicorns. Lea thought again.
“I know!” said Lea in excitement. “I can wish to be up in the clouds, and then I can meet Unicorns there.”
But she couldn’t try right now, because she had to go to school soon. Lea got dressed, brushed her teeth, and put away her breakfast dishes from earlier. Then Lea put on her backpack, shoes, and coat and headed over to school. All day, Lea thought so much about meeting unicorns in the clouds that she could barely focus and almost couldn’t hear the teacher. Once she even got stuck in a daydream for half an hour! During recess, her friend Goldie showed her a diamond ring.
“I can control it with my mind!” said Goldie.
Lea watched as Goldie made the ring fall and fly and do loop-the-loops with her eyes.
“Wow!” Lea said, thinking even more about magic.
“I can do magic too,” she said. “Look!” Lea whispered special words underneath her breath, and then she started to fly.
Goldie was so shocked. She almost fell over.
“How — Wh-wh-what?!” Goldie cried. “You need to show me how to do that!”
Lea thought for a moment. “I would, but if I tell you how, the magic will take advantage of me and will break our friendship forever!”
Lea had learned that morning as a little part of her research. Goldie quickly changed her mind and shuddered at the thought.
“Okay!” Goldie quickly spluttered. Goldie handed Lea her ring. “Would you please examine this ring for magic?” she said. “I want to see if it has any magic you have.”
Lea looked at it closely. She made sure not to miss even a speck of the ring. Lea handed the ring sadly to Goldie.
“The only magic I can find is the magic of controlling the ring,” she said, frowning.
“It’s fine,” Goldie said. “You’re a very lucky girl.”
After school, Lea went to her backyard and made sure no one was watching her. Then, she made a crystal orb appear in her hands, and, with that, Lea shot up into the sky like a rocket and landed into the clouds.
She heard unicorn noises.
“Hello!” said Lea, to a unicorn beside her. “I’m Lea. It’s a dream to meet you!” The unicorn slowly backed away. “Don’t be shy,” Lea persuaded her. “I’m a nice person, and I know what it’s like to be shy. When I was in first grade, I wouldn’t talk to anyone, not even my parents!” Slowly, the unicorn walked back to Lea.
“I’m, uh, I’m… ” The unicorn got quiet. She was now shaking. She felt like crying, when finally, she spoke up a little. “I’m Celestine,” she said, almost bursting into tears. “Sorry, I’m just a very shy person. That’s how I was created to live in this world.”
“That’s definitely okay,” said Lea. “I totally understand. I have a question. You don’t have to say yes, but it would be a dream come true if you did. Can I please own you?”
Celestine thought and thought. “Sure!” she said. “I’d love that so much!”
Lea couldn’t believe her ears! She was accepted to own a real life unicorn! Lea and Celestine flew back down to where Lea lived.
“Would you like it if I used magic to make a home in my big backyard for you?” Lea asked.
“Sure!” Celestine nodded happily. She was not at all shy anymore. She loved Lea! Lea whispered some words under her breath, and then the most magic cloudy colorful cloud house appeared in her backyard!
“O-M-G — ” Celestine paused. “Thank you so much!” Celestine flew straight into the cloud house with Lea. “This is so big, colorful, and fluffy!” Celestine giggled. “Wait — are those unicorn cupcakes?! This is the best!” Celestine cried.
“I totally agree!” Lea said.
“This is 75,000 times more fun than my house!”
“Can we both come in here whenever we want?” Lea asked, with hope in her eyes.
“Of course!” Celestine said.
The next day, Lea went to the library after school. She was reading a book called ‘Unicorns Past and Present.’ She had just finished it and put it back when she noticed a book with something glowing behind it. Lea was curious. She simply took out the book.
“Sparkles and magic, would you look at this!” Lea cried. Where the book was a pink thing that looked exactly like a portal. “I want to go in!” Lea bounced. She took a few steps back and ran straight in the portal! “Wow!” Lea said.
The portal was smooth and nice. At the end it was super bright! She got to that part and landed on a huge gummy bear! It felt like a squishy dream! Lea looked around. She saw candies of all sorts, from huge Skittles to huge lollipops, and huge lollipops to huge cupcakes!
“This is so yummy looking!” Lea said. She took a bite of a gummy bear. “Ow!” Lea said. She looked at the gummy bear. “A stick was in here!” Lea said disgusted. “Eww!” Lea found a different gummy bear and ate it. “Ah!” Lea said. “Much better!”
She used magic to make a magic phone appear in her hands. She called Celestine.
“Come to the Emerson Library and find a bright pink glowing portal” Lea said. “Jump in that, and you’ll find me!”
Celestine agreed and flew to the library and jumped straight into the portal.
“This is so smooth!” Celestine said, rubbing her hoofs against the walls of the portal. Then, Celestine came to the end, the super bright part of the portal. “Ah!” Celestine cried, falling. She landed on a cupcake.
“Celestine!” Lea said. “Nice to see you!”
Celestine looked a bit angry. She had frosting all over her.
“Want me to help you get the frosting off” Lea asked.
Celestine nodded happily. After they got off the frosting, they looked around.
“Look at those candies on the ground!” Celestine said. “I want to try one!”
Celestine picked up a raspberry gummy. So did Lea.
“This tastes kind of funny,” Lea said.
All of a sudden, Lea and Celestine turned into raspberry gummies! Then, they shot up into the sky and back in the portal.
“Why did that happen?” Celestine was confused.
Lea picked up the phone she made earlier and Googled why that happened.
“I think those were poisonous gummies,” Lea said, putting the phone away. “But we aren’t poisonous anymore.”
Lea and Celestine landed back in the library, and they both flew back home.
“This day has been so fun!” Celestine said. Lea agreed.
“I hope we have more adventures like this!”
Book Two: Lea’s Surprise
Chapter One: A Nice Morning
Lea was sitting on her couch. She was thinking about the portal in the library. I can’t believe that was only one book ago! thought Lea. It was 9:30 am, and Saturday, Lea’s favorite day of the week.
“Hey, Lea!” Celestine called from the basement, rather sadly. “Look what I found!”
Lea flew to the basement. There was a big, probably bigger than Lea, hole in the wall.
“Oh no!” Lea cried. “How did this happen?”
“Well,” Celestine said, “I was eating Cloud Cake, a food from the Unicorn world, when a big flash appeared. Then what do you know, the wall was broken!”
Lea studied the hole. Something looked odd. Very odd. Extremely odd. What was that little blue glowing thing? It started growing. Now it was inside every bit of the hole. Oh! It was a portal!
“It’s a portal!” Lea said. “Should we jump inside?”
Celestine thought, staring at the hole. “Okay,” she said.
“Three, two, one, go!” Lea said.
Celestine followed Lea.
“This portal is huge!” Celestine said.
“Oh no, aahhh!” Celestine and Lea fell from a 350-foot drop. Luckily, so luckily, of everything, including a chokie to land on, they landed on a huge cotton candy cloud.
“Thank god I landed on something so soft!” Lea said, panting.
“And tasty!” Celestine said, with a mouth full of cotton candy.
Lea wondered why the cloud was on the ground. Whatever. Lea and Celestine looked around. They looked like they were in a magical, tropical place. They saw a sign that said ‘Wavie Swirl.’
“That must be the name of this place,” Celestine said.
Lea nodded. She glanced at a castle. She read the sign beside it.
“It said something about an extremely magical and famous baby. Can we go in?” Celestine asked Lea.
“Of course!” Lea said. They walked in and went to the third floor. It said the baby would be there.
“Who are you guys?” the baby asked. “Are you guys from Wavie Swirl? And by the way, my name is Cameron Green.”
Lea was shocked. Since she knew she lived in a book, she jumped out of it. She flipped the pages to the beginning of her own story you’re reading right now. What?! It said the author’s name was Cameron Green! She flipped back to the page she was on before she left.
“We are visitors,” Lea said. “Also, how are you in this story, but also the author of it?!”
“Long story,” Cameron said. “But, I can tell you the reason I’m so famous is because, since I can write this story in my head, I can decide my future and everything that happens in the book you and me and Celestine are in.”
“Cool!!” Lea and Celestine said together.
“Hey, um, can you make this book so that me and Celestine can go to Disney World tomorrow?” Lea asked.
“Fine,” Cameron said. “But, can I please come too?”
“Sure,” Lea said.
Celestine agreed. Then Lea and Celestine left Cameron and the magical building, and headed toward some coconut trees.
“How can we get back home and cover up the hole?” Lea asked Celestine. “I don’t want to worry my parents.”
Celestine and Lea looked around. Lea spotted the cloud Lea and Celestine had landed on. The portal to Lea’s house should be above it. They could fly up to the portal. Lea told Celestine her plan.
“That sounds unicornilliant!” Celestine said.
Lea stared at Celestine. “What does that mean?” Lea asked.
“It’s just the unicorn way of saying brilliant. Unicorn language is slightly different from humans.”
“Oh, aha. Now it made more sense. Let’s go!” Lea smiled.
They started flying toward the cloud. They hopped on it, staring closely at the swirling blue portal. “Ready?” Lea asked, grinning.
“Ready,” Celestine replied, also grinning.
“Three, two, one, go!” Lea yelled.
Lea and Celestine went shooting up into the sky. Whoops! Might have gone 100 feet too high. They tried again. Ugh! Twenty feet too low. Three’s a charm, right? Let’s hope so. Yes! Just high enough to reach the portal.
Chapter Two: A Note From Fairyland
“Hey, what’s this?” Lea asked.
In the portal, she saw a piece of paper. She picked it up. It said, This note you are reading right now is from a fairy named Ariela. And since I’m magical, I know your name, yes, Lea.
“Wow!” Lea gasped.
She continued reading, I also know your unicorn friend, Celestine.
“Osh kosh my gosh!” Celestine said. They giggled and giggled.
Then they continued. The note said, I know you two are very smart, with you, Lea, getting all fours on your report card this year. Lea blushed. I challenge you two to a very important task. I live in fairyland, as you probably guessed, but there’s a problem. Kayla, a super smart and talented fairy, just (I start to cry) Kayla just died last week. The whole kingdom is crying and really misses her. I’ve been looking at you since one book ago, Lea’s Unicorn, with my magic globe, and based on how creative, determined, sweet, and clever you are, I was wondering if you’d take her place. Please write a note back to me and drop it in the Marigold Lake, near your home. You don’t need to write any addresses, because, since that lake is magical, its magic can send the note straight to me, as long as you say Ariela, my name, at the end. Hope I hear back from you soon. Have a great day!
“The portal is ending!” Lea said. Celestine and Lea carefully landed on the couch. “I can’t believe we get to go to fairyland!” Lea said. But. Lea started to cry. “I feel so bad for that fairy!” she said. “Poor Kayla!”
Celestine started to cry too. Then they stopped.
“We should write a note back saying that we’d love to!” Celestine said.
Lea agreed. Celestine wrote the first part.
“Dear Ariela, we’d love to hlep!”
“That’s not how you spell help,” Lea said. “It’s H-E-L-P.”
Celestine corrected herself. She continued, saying, “We need to kno-
“The word know is not K-N-O,” Lea said. “It’s K-N-O-W.”
Celestine corrected herself and continued saying, “where FairyLand is, and if you kud –”
“You don’t spell could K-U-D, it’s C-O-U-L-D. Can I please do the rest of this so you don’t make silly mistakes?”
“Fine,” Celestine said, rather sheepish.
Lea wrote the rest of the note, ignoring Celestine. Celestine was upset that Lea had treated her like if Lea was a teacher, and that Lea was completely careless about her (or it seemed like that). Celestine tried to hold in her tears, and, since Lea was paying no attention, she opened the Wavie Swirl portal, went through, and closed it like it had been before. Not long after, Lea finished the note.
“Hey, Celestine, the note is finished!” she said. “Come! Hello? Celestine?” Lea looked around the house over and over. An hour later, there was still no luck. “Where are you?!”
Oh brother, Lea thought. She was about to cry.
Chapter Three: Celestine’s Gone Missing!
Celestine landed on the same fluffy cotton candy cloud she had landed on with Lea. She grabbed a handful, and with that, bounced of the cloud. Celestine saw a little girl, so beautiful, on a swing. Her shirt had a tag with her name, which looked like it was Candice. Celestine saw a paper beside her with her name on it. It was math she did.
She’s really smart! Celestine thought, eyeing the paper. When she looked up, Candice was smiling at her, really happily.
“Are you a unicorn?!” Candice said, almost falling off the swing.
“Yep!” Celestine said.
“Can I please own you?!” Candice said, with hope in her eyes.
Celestine thought. Lea was kind of a witch to Celestine, so Celestine was glad to get rid of Lea. “Sure!” Celestine said, smiling.
Candice screamed in excitement.
“Want to visit Cameron Green?” Celestine asked.
Candice nodded, still speechless. They went up to the third floor of the building and saw Cameron, looking just as before.
“How may I help — wait — Celestine!!! You were supposed to be in the human world with Lea! I’m the author of this book, and Lea is your owner. Why did you not tell Candice you already have an owner?”
Celestine snorted. “Because — well — I’m about to reach my boiling point.” Celestine’s face turned red. “Because Lea’s a brat!”
Cameron and Candice gasped.
“That’s it,” Cameron said. “I’m making Lea appear here and controlling your mouth to tell her what you said!”
“Nooo!!!” Celestine cried.
She used her magic powers to make Candice appear on her back, and they disappeared into the sky.
“This is fun!” Candice squealed.
Although, Cameron had just made Lea appear.
“Why am I here?” Lea said confused. “I’m busy. I’m on the lookout for Celestine.”
“Celestine was just here,” Cameron said. “But, she has a new owner now named Candice. Celestine said you were a brat.”
Lea gasped. “But — how?!” Lea cried. “Well then, I don’t want to be her owner anymore.”
“I can make her appear,” Cameron said.
In a flash, Celestine was standing there with Candice.
“How could you act like such a beast?!” Lea yelled at Celestine.
“Me?!” Celestine gasped. “No, no, no. I’m pretty sure you meant to say you are the beast!”
“How could you though?” Lea said.
Lea started to cry. Celestine started to feel like someone poked her in the stomach with a knife.
“I’m sorry,” Celestine said. “It’s just, you were acting like you knew it all, and you were ignoring me like a brat, and you acted like I was the dumbest person ever. I’m pretty good for someone who just learned English not that long ago!”
Lea looked sad but guilty. “I’m sorry,” Lea sighed. “I guess I was a brat kind of. I really am sorry.”
“It’s okay,” Celestine said. She turned to Candice. “With all due respect, you are no longer my owner.”
“No!” Candice screamed. That was really loud! Oh. My. Goodness. The room felt a little shaky. More shaky. The floor crumbled. The walls broke. The building tilted.
“Emergency escape!” Cameron yelled. “Follow me!” Cameron led everyone to a small door that hadn’t gotten damaged. It led to a big cupcake. “Jump inside!” Cameron yelled. They all jumped into the cupcake.
“This icing is amazing!!!” Candice yelled. After breaking — and eating — through the cupcake, they landed on the nice grass.
“Phew!” Lea said. “We made it!” But the building did not. It was all in a bazillion pieces. Only about one small quarter of the building stayed undamaged. Celestine came over, sliding on a giant gummy bear.
“Who knew gummy bears could be so slippery!” she smiled.
“I want to try!” Candice and Lea yelled together.
Cameron agreed. Just a few moments later, everyone was sliding on gummy bears. Candice was going to do that too, but she ate her giant gummy bear instead. Candice was an audience member.
“Okay, guys,” Lea said. “Three, two, one, go!”
Everyone went sliding across the field. Some people even went to watch. The gummies were so powerful that they were sliding for 20 minutes.
While the race was happening, Celestine asked Cameron a question. “How are you a baby but are so talented?”
“It’s because I’m magical,” Cameron said. “I spent 20 weeks training to be ahead in my speech and abilities!”
“Oooooooh,” everyone said.
“There’s the finish line!” Lea said.
So far, Celestine was in the lead. Cameron was next, and Lea was last. Oh! Lea just got ahead of Cameron! Just before Celestine got to the finish line, Lea got ahead of her!
“Yes!” Lea said. “Good game, guys.”
“Congrats, Lea,” Cameron said as they all shook hands.
“Thanks,” Lea smiled.
“Woohoo!” Candice cheered.
After they spent a little longer in Wavie Swirl, Lea and Celestine went back home.
“Today has been an unbelievable adventure!” Lea said.
Celestine nodded. “I’m so lucky to have you, Lea. I can’t believe I tried to get rid of you!”
“It’s fine,” Lea said. “I kind of deserved that.”
“Anyway, I really hope we’ll do this again!”