One day, there was a fairy named Lilac. She lived in a cottage in the woods. Most of the stuff she owned, she had made herself. One day, she received a letter from the fairies. They wanted to send her to help the Kingdom of Fairies. The fairies knew that Lilac solved a lot of puzzles, so they knew she was smart. She rushed to her room to pack. She packed a flashlight, clothes, shoes, a notepad, and a pencil.
Chapter 1: The Adventure
One day, there was a fairy named Lilac. She lived in a cottage in the woods. Most of the stuff she owned, she had made herself. One day, she received a letter from the fairies. They wanted to send her to help the Kingdom of Fairies. The fairies knew that Lilac solved a lot of puzzles, so they knew she was smart. She rushed to her room to pack. She packed a flashlight, clothes, shoes, a notepad, and a pencil. When she started to get the map, she saw one of her cupboards began to glitter rainbow. She went out to see what was happening to the cupboard. There was a letter that was floating in the air that said: trust your heart. She wondered, should she trust this letter? She would give it a try. She closed her eyes and started to walk. Finally, she bumped into something. She opened her eyes. Right in front of her was a portal. Above it, it said: Land of Fairies. Yes! she thought. She went right into the portal. When she opened her eyes, she saw thousands of flowers. Some of the flowers were still fresh, and some of the flowers were wilting. She wondered what to do. The girl in front of her was a fairy.
“Who are you?” shouted the fairy.
Lilac replied, “One of the fairies sent me to meet you.”
And kindly the fairy said, “You must be Lilac. My name is Samantha.” Then she added, “Let me take you to the Queen.”
On the way there, they saw a fairy in the water. Sam said, “What are you doing here, Aurora?”
“I cannot reach out to Rain,” Aurora said.
“This is Lilac.” Lilac waved while Sam introduced her. Then Sam added, “She’s helping us save our kingdom.” Sam waved her wand, and Aurora was outside.
“I will help Lilac,” Aurora said.
Sam said, “We’re going to the Queen.”
“I will go with you,” said Aurora.
Chapter 2: The Queen
They continued walking, and a few minutes later, they arrived at a beautiful castle. They went in and saw beautiful rooms. Lilac was curious about the rooms, but Samantha and Aurora just passed by them. Finally, they reached a room with a beautiful shell door.
“Wait right here,” Sam said to Aurora and Lilac. She went in the room, and she came out again. “The Queen is ready to see you,” she told Lilac.
Lilac went into the room. Then, she saw the Queen. Lilac curtsied and sat down in front of the Queen.
The Queen said, “You can call me Queen Lily.”
Lilac said, “What can I do to help your kingdom?”
“I will show you.”
She led them up to a room with a glass case. She opened the lid. There, they saw flowers wilting. The Queen looked sad. “Here, I will tell you the story of these flowers,” Queen Lily said. “One day, there was a wise fairy. Her name was May. She took care of these beautiful flowers. One day, she met a mermaid. The mermaid said, ‘Give me the flowers!’ May gave the flowers to the mermaid. May trusted the mermaid. The mermaid sprinkled dust onto the flowers. A kingdom was going to appear, and the flowers would take care of the land. May saw a beautiful land. She saw a feather. She chased after it, but she got lost and couldn’t find the flowers again.” Lily then smiled and said, “With a little bit of magic, I got the flowers back.”
Chapter 3: The Gems
Queen Lily said, “Yesterday, the flowers started wilting, and the fairies were getting more tired every day. I realized this when I visited the flowers yesterday, and I saw that they were wilting. Then, I went to the fairies. Usually, the fairies meet me outside, but yesterday, they were sleeping.” She started crying when she said this. “If the flowers die, the fairies can’t take good care of the kingdom, and the kingdom will disappear.”
“It’s okay,” Lilac said to comfort her. “We will help your kingdom.” Lilac knew what to do, but she didn’t know how to do it.
Queen Lily hugged Lilac. “You have two weeks to rescue the flowers,” Queen Lily said.
Lilac’s heart pounded thinking about whether that time would be enough to rescue the flowers.
Queen Lily reassured her when she saw that Lilac was worried. “Don’t worry, I’m sure you can do it.” Then Queen Lily said, “You need to find the seven gems and give them to the Gem Fairies. I will tell you how you can give it to them later. But first, I will give you something. Come, follow me.”
They walked down the steps to a door. Queen Lily took a key hanging from around her neck and used it to unlock the door. They entered a room with dozens of glass cases filled with various pages and books. She opened one of the glass cases, and she took out a book. She then opened the book and said, “This book is all about the kingdom and the fairies that live in it. If you forget the story where May gets the flowers, you can find it in this book. Also, there is a map tucked into the book.”
Chapter 4: Leaving
“Who else is going with you?” asked Queen Lily .
“Aurora is going to come with me,” Lilac said.
“Okay, you might need this then,” Queen Lily said as she took two rings from off of her finger and slid them onto Lilac’s.
There’s so much to worry about, Lilac thought.
“You can leave tomorrow,” said Queen Lily.
The next day, they set out on a journey. They went on and on and on. “When do you think it’s gonna end?” Lilac asked Aurora.
“Remember,” said Aurora, “the path can last for a long time. Here,” said Aurora. “We can stop by a stream to get some water.”
They got to a stream, and they each took a long sip of water. Aurora got some sticks and leaves to make a cup with a lid. She dumped it in some water and closed the lid. She made another one and filled it with some nuts.
“Let’s go,” said Lilac.
They reached the forest.
“The map says we have to go this way,” Lilac said. She pointed towards the forest. It was dark. They were nervous. But they headed into the forest anyway. Before long, they started to smell smoke.
Aurora said, “What’s that smell?”
“I don’t know,” Lilac said.
They kept walking. And then they stopped in their tracks. They saw a big dragon with red scales who was breathing fire. The dragon heard all the noise and turned around, facing them.
Oh no, both of them thought.
The dragon said, “Who are you?”
“We are Lilac and Aurora,” said Lilac bravely.
“Why are you here?”
Aurora quivered as she said, “We are here to find a gem.”
“You aren’t the first ones to try to get the gem,” he boomed as he pulled open a cage.
Lilac saw who was inside and cried, “Rose!”
“Lilac!” Rose cried back from the cage.
Aurora stayed quiet. Then, Aurora muttered, “Please make this move,” running out of breath, waving her wand at a pile of twigs. The twigs started moving at her. She made them lay down on the grass and took one stick and said quietly, “Say something! Write this on the stick and distract the dragon.”
She moved the stick with her mind over to Lilac. And she said under her breath, “Make a waterfall,” and a waterfall started to appear right by her side. Aurora took a bucket and dunked it in the water and walked quietly over to the dragon’s back. The dragon felt the water and turned around, but Aurora was too quick. She ran to the other side and whispered something to Lilac, “Let’s go.” Once they were safely away from the dragon, Aurora said, “Why don’t we make something that will make the dragon want to trade with us?”
“Alright,” said Lilac, “what should we make?”
“I think dragons like fire. We need something with fire.”
“Well,” said Lilac, “we can’t make fire. I wonder what we should do.”
Aurora thought of it.
Chapter 5: Smokey
“There is a dragon living down by the stream named Smokey. We can go to her and ask for help.”
When they reached the stream, they took a long sip of water again. Aurora cried, “There’s the cave where Smokey lives. After we take one more sip, we’ll go there.”
They took one more sip and started off. Once they reached the cave, they knocked on the door. Smokey said, “Who’s there?”
“It’s me!” cried Aurora.
“Hi, Aurora! Who’s this friend with you?”
“Her name is Lilac!”
“Well, come in, come in. You can explain everything to me when we’re all inside.”
They went inside and drank milk and ate cookies.
Aurora explained, “We are trying to find the seven gems. The dragon will give us the gems. So, we were thinking you could help us make something for us to trade with the dragon.”
“I’ve got an idea. I just need two sticks and a couple blades of grass. Collect them for me, and I will make you something for the dragon.”
So, they went and got two sticks and a couple blades of grass. They went back to the cave where Smokey lived. Smokey said, “Thank you.”
She set out to work. It took all day and night, so Smokey let Aurora and Lilac sleep and eat there. Around nighttime, Lilac and Aurora did not have pajamas, so they decided to sleep in their clothes. Smokey said, “I have a few extra blankets. You can sleep in that.” She gave them two blankets and two pillows. Lilac and Aurora took them and lay down on the ground. They lay down feeling colder. They couldn’t do anything about it. They couldn’t sleep the whole night. The next day, Lilac and Aurora woke up and Smokey was making breakfast — eggs and waffles with strawberries.
“Are you done?” Lilac said easily.
“Yes,” Smokey said. “Come, have some breakfast.”
So, they walked over to the table, which was a long tree top with small pillows to sit on. They sat down, and they ate their food. They were all very hungry.
“Let’s go!” Lilac said to Aurora .
“Wait! I have to give you the thing to give to the dragon!”
“Right,” said Aurora.
“Let me quickly get it. Here,” Smokey said.
Smokey ran off quickly and got a bracelet for the dragon. There were red beads and green beads, and in the middle of the bracelet, there was a picture of a fire made from beads in the middle.
Chapter 6: The Fight
Smokey pointed out the way to the dragon’s cave. “You go straight, then you turn right, and you should be able to turn left, and then there they are.”
“Let’s go,” Aurora said to Lilac. They followed Smokey’s directions until they came upon a pond.
“Let’s take a drink of water,” said Lilac.
“No!” said Aurora. “We took too many sips of water.”
“But — but — but — ” stammered Lilac. Lilac sensed that they were going to have a fight.
“No buts,” said Aurora. “Let’s keep going.” Aurora started to walk. When she went a few feet away from her, she looked behind to see Lilac taking a sip of water. “Lilac!” shouted Aurora.
“Well!” Lilac shouted back. “You are not my mother!”
“Well, I do not care about this thing anymore!” And Aurora threw the bracelet. It shattered in gold sparkles.
Lilac wondered what to do. Aurora stomped off, so Lilac followed Aurora. “Do not follow me,” said Aurora when she looked back. She waved her wand, and Lilac fell on the floor. Aurora walked off.
A few hours later, Smokey came out. “Oh no!” cried Smokey. He carried Lilac inside of his cave. Smokey used his magic to see the past, and saw that Aurora put a spell on Lilac. Smokey used his own powers to undo Aurora’s spell.
When Lilac woke up, Lilac asked in wonder, “Where am I?” She said this as she blinked her eyes to clear out all the blurs.
“You are in my cave. Aurora put a spell on you,” replied Smokey.
“Why?” demanded Lilac.
“I do not know,” said Smokey. “Here.” He put a spell on Lilac so Lilac could remember what happened.
“Oh, I remember what happened.”
“Please, Lilac, tell me what happened.”
“Well,” started Lilac. “It’s a long story.”
“It’s alright, but all I know is that Aurora put a spell on you and broke the bracelet. You can stay here for the night. Have a glass of tea.” He handed Lilac a mug filled with tea. “It will give you energy,” said Smokey.
She slowly sipped the tea. It almost burned her tongue. She never realized until now that her dress was covered with mud and her hair was messy. “Oh,” she sighed.
“Do not worry,” Smokey said. “I will make you some clothing.” He took a bunch of twigs, grass, and leaves in a huge pile. He began to make a shirt, pants, and pajamas for Lilac.
“Thank you!” Lilac said gratefully. He finished faster than one hour.
“Put these on,” he ordered Lilac. “It’s nearly lunchtime. For lunch I will make some chicken from the chickens in the wild.”
Lilac sat down. “What should I do?” she said.
“Let’s play checkers,” Smokey said. He took out the checkerboard. “We will drink milk and eat cookies while we play.” They played for almost an hour. Lilac won. Smokey said, “Why don’t you take a rest? It’s been a long day. I’ll make lunch while you do.” Lilac took a nap for thirty minutes. When she woke up, the food was ready for her. It was perfect; it was not too hot, and it was not too cold. They both gobbled up the food. They realized they were starving. They finished the food in less than ten minutes.
“Why don’t we do this puzzle I got?” asked Smokey. Lilac took the puzzle from Smokey’s hands. “It’s a picture of a kitten,” said Smokey.
“I love kittens!” Lilac said. Lilac did that while Smokey took Lilac’s dress to the pond to be washed. When Smokey came back, Lilac only did half of the puzzle, but she had drawn the half she did. Smokey took a nap for one hour. He was tired after doing all the chores.
Chapter 7: Gems
After Smokey’s nap, Lilac was done with the puzzle. Lilac said to Smokey, “I really, really want to get the gems. When can I?”
Smokey said to Lilac, “You can get them soon, but I will have to help you.”
“Okay,” Lilac sighed. She wanted to do this adventure by herself.
“We’ll just have a snack, and then we can find the gems.” They had a snack of crackers with cheese. Lilac dressed in the top and pants that Smokey made for her.
They set out. “Let’s go there,” Lilac said, pointing to the top of the mountain.
“How will we get up?” Smokey asked.
“Climb it, of course!” Lilac answered.
“Let’s start climbing, otherwise we won’t get to the top of the mountain in time,” said Smokey.
“Let’s do this!” shouted Lilac. They started climbing. Once they were just a teeny little bit off the ground, they huffed and puffed, and they found a place to rest and eat some berries and drink a cup of water.
After they were well-rested, they started to climb again. They did this for a while. Climb a little bit, then eat and rest. Climb, eat, and rest. They finally reached the mountain when it was eleven o’clock. “Let’s sleep,” Smokey said. They slept.
They woke up in the morning and saw a ladder. Lilac said, “Follow me!” Lilac climbed up the ladder. When they reached the top, they found the first gem. It was bright pink, but there was something in front of it. A fairy.
Smokey asked what the fairy’s name was. She said that her name was Spring. “What do you want?” she demanded. “You want the gem? You can have it, but you have to trade for it with something.”
“What do you have, Lilac?” Smokey whispered.
“I have this,” she whispered back, holding a picture of a kitten out.
“What is that?” Spring said.
“It’s a picture.”
“Will you trade it for the gem?” Smokey asked.
“Alright,” agreed Spring. “This is called the Spring Gem,” she said as she handed over the gem. “Take good care of it.”
Yes, Lilac and Smokey thought. We got the first gem! The Spring Gem. They went down to go to Smokey’s cottage to have a break. They didn’t have any more food and water. They finally reached Smokey’s cave. They ate and drank and took a nap. They felt refreshed.
“Let’s go,” said Smokey.
They set off again. Smokey made another bracelet. Finally, they reached the dragon’s cave. The dragon said, “What do you want?!”
Lilac said, “We want the gem.”
“What will you give me?”
“We’ll give you this.” Lilac pulled out the bracelet.
He snatched the bracelet out of Lilac’s hand. He threw the gem to Lilac.
“I knew it,” said Smokey.
“You knew what?” asked Lilac.
“That he would want the bracelet so much, I put magic in it!”
“Oh,” said Lilac. “I’m hungry,” Lilac said. “What’s for dinner?”
“I don’t know,” said Smokey. “Do you want to help me make dinner?”
“Yes,” exclaimed Lilac.
They went back to Smokey’s cave. Lilac and Smokey made pasta for dinner. They were so hungry they finished the food in, like, ten seconds.
“Let’s sleep,” said Lilac.
They both woke up at the same time. Smokey made pancakes for breakfast. “Let’s get the other gem,” Lilac said.
Right when she said it, there was a knock on the door.
Chapter 8: Somebody At the Door
“Who is it?” called Smokey.
“Let me in, and you will see,” called somebody from behind the door.
“Okay,” said Lilac. “You stay here,” she said behind her back to Smokey.
“Since when were you my mother?” Smokey laughed.
But Lilac did not hear him. She was opening the door. To her surprise, Aurora was standing behind the door.
“I am sorry I used my magic on you,” Aurora said, looking down at her feet.
“It’s alright, Aurora, come in,” Lilac said loudly so Smokey could hear.
Smokey rushed to see Aurora and to show her the gems they got.
“Wow,” Aurora said.
“I like that one,” Aurora pointed at the Spring Gem.
“That’s called the Spring Gem,” said Lilac.
“Did you get any gems?” Lilac hopefully said.
“No,” Aurora said. “But I got a map of the gems.”
To Be Continued…