Chapter 1 of Fairies Adventures
This is a story of Fairies Adventures, a story of beginnings, of friendship and home, and most importantly a story of how our secret garden came to be the magical woodland it is today..
Our Fairies Adventures start in a land not too distant from our own – a magical world of fairies and elves. Just like us, each fairy and elf is brought up by a mummy and a daddy, except they have magical powers! Our story starts with a young Fairy called Jessica and her older brother Allard a Woodland Elf.
Jessica and Allard lived a wonderful mystical life having little fairies adventures with their powerful mother and father. Their parents where the protecters of the magical world and looked after all of the creatures within it!
The family would take long woodland adventures where Jessica and Allard learnt how to survive in the magical world. They needed to know how to use their magical powers, as like everywhere, evil lurked in the darkness.
One evening after a long day of Learning in the woodland Jessica, Allard and their mother and father laid down for a nap between the trees. It was a warm night with a soft breeze and soon Jessica and Allard had fallen into a deep sleep…much deeper than normal.
Unknown to them they had been bewitched by Ebony, an evil fairy of the woods. They slept for days and days and days. The days soon turned into months and with this the seasons began to change too. Howling winds and snowy storms blew across them. Had they been awake they would not have been able to see even an inch in front of their faces. Yet still they did not wake. Never stirring, always sleeping without a peek.
Woodland creatures covered the sleepy pair in leaves and moss to keep them warm and protected. As the winter seasons thawed, they took away the leaves and moss and the trees leaned over to cover them in shade, to protect them from the burning summer sun. This cycle continued for 9 summers and 10 winters…
As the spring sun began to dawn on the horizon and the 10th chilling winter moon laid down to rest, creatures began to relieve Jessica and Allard of leaves ready for summer.
Yet what was that? a slight stir did occur underneath the leaves. Eyes began to squint and flutter, wings began to stretch and flitter, and slowly but oh so surely the two awoke from their deep long sleep.
They looked around startled and confused, ‘why, everything appears to have shrunk?’ Jessica exclaimed. Though nothing had shrunk but these two young ages of 5 and 7 were actually now 15 and 17! Jessica and Allard looked at each other and nearly jumped from their skin.
‘you look so old!’ Cried out Allard, as he prodded his sister face, with his now, much bigger hands.
‘never mind that!’ Snapped Jessica, pushing his hand away. ‘where on earth are mother and father?’ she spoke with a frightened tone to her voice.
The two looked around lost, confused and scared. Two small woodland hedgehog’s called Hedge and Hog came crawling over. Hedge and Hog explained that their parents had been lost in 10 long years of fierce storms and blistering summers. The same storms and heat that Jessica and Allard had slept through. Never stirring, always sleeping, without a peek.
They told Jessica and Allard that the woodland had kept them safe and protected from evil, but the storms were too strong to save their mother and father.
Jessica and Allard thanked Hedge and Hog for the care they had given them all these years, ‘if there is anything we can do to repay you, you have my word’ Allard spoke bravely to the woodland creatures.
The brother and sister still slightly confused set off in hope of finding their mother and father. In their deepest thoughts, they both knew it was too late, and though it broke their hearts to believe it, their parents were gone forever.
As they stumbled through the forest, they found not one trace of either their parents and it was beginning to grow dark. The sun dropped behind the silhouettes of the trees and the two desperately searched for shelter.
Suddenly between the trees a small orange glow appeared. It hovered just above the ground between the cranky roots of an old oak tree.x Jessica and Allard looked to each other in glee as they fled toward the light.
A fallen lantern lay delicately on the ground. As they leaned in closer they could see a group of tiny fairies huddled around it, bickering to one another.
‘I told you not to fly so fast!’ One little voice squealed.
‘I didn’t fly fast, you just couldn’t keep up!’ Squealed another.
Jessica and Allard looked at each other baffled for a minute. It seemed the fairies had crashed their lantern. All of a sudden the fairies stopped in their tracks, obviously aware they were now being watched. Their tiny little faces, almost too small for the naked eye peered up at the two teens suspended over them.
‘its the children! they woke up..’ peeped another, older sounding fairy.
‘Night light fairies..’ exclaimed Allard. ‘but how do you know us?’
The fairies explained how they had brought the children light in the night, in hope they may wake up, but the bewitched spell had been too strong. They told Jessica and Allard how they had tried every Sunday and Tuesday at the second hour of the morning, though the two never moved. Never stirring always sleeping, without a peek. The fairies could see how confused and bewildered Jessica and Allard looked, and decided to tell them what happened through all those long 10 years in which they slept – never stirring, always sleeping, without a peek.
When the Evil Fairy Ebony saw Jessica and Allard learning the magic of their parents it made her blood boil with jealous rage! She wanted to rule all of the land, and keep it for herself! So she put the children into a deep bewitched sleep, in hope they would sleep forever.
Never stirring, always sleeping, without a peek.
While they had been sleeping Ebony had been conjuring up terrible storms and unbearable summers to ensure their parents would never return. She hoped that with Jessica and Allards parents gone, it would push the woodland creatures out.
Although the creatures managed to stay alive in the woodland, the storms had ruined their homes. They were now all too weak to rebuild them, in fear of Ebony’s return. Jessica and Allard couldn’t believe what they had been told, but they knew exactly what to do! The two shared a glance, and smiled.
Jessica lifted the lantern up, with all the fairies flittering around it she placed it as high as she could reach in a tree. ‘you’ll be safe here for now, now wait till the morning – all will be well, you’ll see’ with a wink and a smile Jessica and Allard ran off into the distance.
The two worked all through the night collecting toad stalls and mushrooms, gathering fire wood and sticks. They found a small lake decorated with Lily pads and began to build a secret garden around it.
They would let all the woodland creatures who had helped them for all these years live in the garden, so they could live there in peace. Jessica and Allard would use their skills taught by their parents to protect the creatures from Evil.
As the sun rose over the garden the creatures woke with it. They peeped from their nestling beds to see a wondrous home before them. The birds flew up out of their nests in excitement, Hedge and Hog rustled and rolled in glee and the nightlight fairies danced and squealed from their cosy lantern!
All of the creatures could not believe their luck and they thanked Jessica and Allard for bringing them a new safe home. They begged Jessica and Allard to stay and live with them in the garden, but as Jessica and Allard looked down to the animals they were just too big to fit inside the secret garden. With a deflated sigh the two turned to go.
A rustling and nudging at their feet did come, and their below them was the soft face of Hedge, ‘but where will you live?’ he scuffled ‘you must stay with us’
‘We wish that we could Hedge, but we are just too big for this enchanted garden’ Jessica spoke with a saddened face. Her and Allard did not want to leave their new friends.
Just then, the older nightlight fairy called out and gathered all of her nightlight fairies together, they hustled and bustled and squealed with excitement once more. In no more than a flutter they began to circle Jessica and Allard, they span so quickly around them. Trails of golden dust and sparkling feathers flew off them and landed on Jessica and Allard.
Jessica and Allard could no longer see through the sparkle fairy dust that flew through the air, but when they re-opened their eyes, they were shrunk! The toadstools looked like houses, the lake now seemed a sea. The little lily pads that had once fit in their hands now looked big enough to slumber upon.
‘Thank you so much!!!’ Exclaimed Jessica as the nightlight fairies pulled her bubbling and sparking with joy into the toadstool house what would become their new home!
‘we will forever keep you safe, and be grateful for this deed!’ shouted Allard in pure happiness, and with that he climbed the tallest stone in the Garden to watch over all the land.
and so it was that Jessica and Allard became part of the woodland creatures lives. Until this day you will still find them in the magical garden..So come and see us, and join the fairies adventures!