"Hungry," Hunter whispered to the little dragon, "Don't be afraid as I am here to help you." The king continued, "First, let me tell you a story about how dragons got their terrific powers... where it all started..." As the Shadows' King told Hungry how a Nyte Shade had given her powers to her dragon friend he also was trying to keep the Dragon calm so that he would not realize that the two of them were subtly changing and trapped inside of a large crystal. As the tale was being told, the Troll King, Druzzy, was standing by a tree and thinking of ways to get out of the garden with the Dragon tablet he had hidden under his crown.
The problem was he did not know which one did and a lowly bookkeeper does not accuse a King of taking something. "I will have to make sure neither leave with it before this is over," he realized. Making sure of how to do that was simple he quickly decided. Walking over to the Gooblin King he whispered, "Did you notice how King Druzzy keeps looking around. I wonder what he is up to." This started the Gooblin King to watch the Troll King even more than normal. "Now all I have to do is keep an eye on the Gooblin King," thought Dulbbe, "since then he will be watching the Troll King."
By the time Hunter finishes his tale to Hungry, the Goodies had returned and were beginning their ritual with Ffion and The CAT. It is then that the Wish Dragon realized he was trapped inside of a crystal cocoon surrounded in a blue mist. At first startled, he stood up hitting his head. That is when the crack appeared throwing off the Goodie's spell and causing the release of the blue ooze. "Ouch!" Hungry yelled as he reached for the top of his head. Trying not to smile, Hunter took one of Hungry's hands and told him to relax. "This crystal shell will not last much longer. Look, there is already a crack in it," Hunter said as he pointed to the crack. As they were looking at it, something else started to appear inside of the crystal with them. Whatever it was looked like it had been stretched quite thin and shoved through the small crack. As they both moved back as far as they could, The CAT appeared (not looking too pleased ) in front of them. "I don't ever want to do that again!" The CAT growled when he fully materialized.
Happy that his Spite was with him, Hungry moved up to give The CAT a hug. Too surprised to get away, The CAT let the Wish Dragon hug him (but only briefly) before telling him that was enough. "Not in front of the King," he whispered in Hungry's ear as he was being squeezed.
Hunter only watched them, trying to hide his sad smile, before either saw it. "If things go right, then you two will be both be changed forever," thought the King. Also knowing that if things did not go right, all of them would be changed forever but not in a way each would have liked...
Outside of the crystal and in the garden, Ffion, the Goodie sisters, and Hewy have joined hands as Hewy begins to sing. Soon, the others joined the circle and as the music became louder, everyone was holding hands and singing as they circled the large blue glowing crystal. Even Druzzy had to join in as Hir'aeth had grabbed his hand so he could not disappear.
Inside the crystal, The CAT, having the keenest of hearing, all of a sudden perked up his ears. "Do you hear that?" he asked the others. Before they could answer he continued, "Hewy is singing." In a minute all three of them could hear the singing since it no longer was just Hewy. "It sounds like a whole bunch of Twitter Birds," thought the Dragon and he soon was tapping his foot to the beat of the music. Things were going along smoothly until Hungry accidently tapped too hard - on The CAT's tail! Leaping into the air, The CAT startled Hungry who stood up completely and again hit his head on the crystal ceiling in their cocoon causing the crack to start getting even bigger and spreading.
As Goodiegood regains her balance she notices Goodie2shues off to her right but can't see her other sister. "Where is Goodie4U?" she yells to her sister Goodie2shues. The youngest sister shaking her head as she is still confused by what has happened with their spell, shrugs her shoulders and just looks at her sister. Realizing that she doesn't know either, Goodiegood continued, "We have to get these blue flames under control for if they spread to those helping us here, it will drive them into become Creatures of Chaos!"
As the two sisters were trying to decide what to do, the blue flames starts to flow from the cracked crystal and slowly spreading out landing on the others in the garden. Soon it is in their hair, gliding over their feet, and starting to creep up their legs which starts them to snarl and growl at each other. As the blue flames continue to spread, Goodie4U appears from across the garden. She has noticed that it appeared that her sisters were still unaffected by the blue flame but it would only be a matter of time before that would change. Deciding to take the chance, she starts walking very fast toward them. She couldn't run to their side as she was holding the solution to the problem and didn't want to drop it.
"It was a good thing that I listen to my dreams," thought Goodie4U, "when I saw something like this was going to happen." Since the second Goodie sister had the good luck to know what might happen at this ritual from her dream, she had already stashed away what she needed in order to beat out the flames of Chaos.
"One of the most frustrating parts of being a Seer is that one must keep quiet about the future and let it play out in order not to change the events," Goodie4U grumbled to herself.
As Goodie4U approaches her sisters with the cake in her hands, calmly she tells them, "This is a Moonflower cake that we can use to fight off the 'moon sickness' that had escaped from the cracked crystal and has begun to infect everyone." Quickly all the Goodie sisters start slicing and serving. Once everyone had eaten a bite and were no longer hangry (a combination of angry and hungry), they all turned to the Sisters for guidance.
Goodiegood, as the eldest sister, spoke first. "We have gone down into the belly of Chaos and overcame it. The prophecy of the Realm being destroyed has passed, but we still have a new life needing our help to come forth for the wellbeing of our Realm."
As soon as Goodiegood finished, Goodie2shues turns to Hewy and continues. "Hewy, please sing your song of hope as this is a time of renewal for all of us."
"We need to hurry!" replied Goodieg2shues. "Go grab him!"
"Him??? Him who," thought The CAT who had been prowling around the edge of the garden, wondering about the magical mayhem that was going on here. He had felt the energy shift and no longer could feel Hungry, the little Wish Dragon. Being the Spite of a Wish Dragon was still a new experience for The CAT. It took another Spite, Sprigg'n Mac-talla, to teach him that as a Spite he was supposed to watch out and help (well maybe not quite as much) keep his Dragon out of trouble. Again, wondering why he could not feel Hungry, is when Goodiegood ran up to him and grabbed his paw.
Goodiegood looked into The CAT's eyes and said, "Hungry needs you now like never before. You are that missing ingredient. We can't save him without you."
"Do WHAT???" replied The CAT.
"You are Hungry's Spite and we need you to help finish the ritual we began with Ffion at the cottage. You are all connected," Goodiegood answered.
As The CAT was deciding, Goodie4U is shouting over all the chatter that the rest of the crowd is making in their confusion of trying to understand what is happening. Only one is not saying anything, Druzzy, the Troll King. He has been standing in the background trying to figure a way out of the garden without anyone noticing him leave since he was still hiding the forgotten Dragon tablet under his crown. "I have got to get this tablet away from here," he was telling himself. "The power it will give me!"
"We need to finish this ritual that began with the Dragon tablet and the Shadows' King before it's too late. Hewy, you know the music you need to sing. Feel it inside and let it flow around us."
Goodiegood directed Ffion, her sisters, and The CAT to stand around the Crystal Egg. As they joined hands, the egg started to crack a little more. "Hurry Hewy with the music, it will calm the beast inside," Goodiegood yelled back to the Troll who was still trying to figure out what he would sing.
"The blue ooze is chaos," yelled Goodiegood as her ears were still ringing from the spell exploding, "and if it spreads it will contaminate the others and turn them into crazy mad creatures!"
"There must be some way to fix this!" Goodie2shues yelled back. "Where is Goodie4U?" she continued.
Since Goodie4U is the sister who knows "what" is going to happen when she is 'seeing'... do you think she might have cooked up a way of fixing this???
As Goodiegood was thinking about the missing one, Goodie4u was thinking about the ritual they needed to do. "Ffion has reached the age where she should be able to survive the ritual. I just hope that the Crystal Egg will wait until everything is mixed and ready."
The third sister, Goodie2shues, was busy keeping an eye on Princess Ffion. The shock of her father's, the Shadows' King, disappearance was still evident. Ffion did not do much more than watch the countryside as the Nytemares sped her to where the sisters were taking her to. "I hope she can take what is soon to be dished out to her," thought Goodie2shues as the Nytemares stopped in front of the Goodie cottage.
Quickly Goodiegood and Goodie4u opened the small wooden door to their cottage and disappeared inside as Goodie2shues helped the princess from the Nytemare's back and ushered her to go inside while she talked to the Nytemares. "Please wait for us as we won't be long," Goodie2shues told the Nytemares. She knew they agreed when they all bobbed their heads and knelt on the ground.
As a teapot floated in the air over the table, it poured a hot spicy tea into a red flower cup for the princess. Meanwhile Goodie4u put a sugar plum cookie on the edge of the cup's plate. "Please princess, eat a little something and this cup of tea will help you too."
As Ffion sat, she noticed Goodiegood now standing in the kitchen, mumbling to herself as she held a small bouquet of moonflowers. As she watched, the flowers suddenly glowed brightly with a blinding flash causing Ffion to jump up from her chair seeing bright spots before her eyes. As she blinked several times to clear her vision, she saw Goodie2shues entering in the doorway where the wreath was hung. Suddenly it looked like the Goodie sister appeared to turn into a green snake and was now sliding in and out of the circle of branches. Startled, Ffion rubbed her eyes and when she looked back up, saw that Goodie2shues was back to normal and no longer a snake.
As Goodie2shues approaches, Ffion shrinks back and squeaks "What did you just have me drink? You were a snake!" Goodie4u, realizing that Ffion being a Nyte Shade, must have seen the magic of her sister combining her energy with that of the Circle. Goodie4u answered" We only gave you a healing brew, so you don't need to worry about it, but Goodie2shues needed to strengthen the energy of the Circle of Snakes for the ritual."
"So why did I see her as a snake?" asked Ffion as she continued to move backward away from Goodie2shues until she bumped into the table. Goodie4u, standing near the princess, told her "Please Princess, calm down. We are trying to protect you. What Goodie2shues did was like a snake shedding it's skin. She left a layer of herself behind to add to the magic of the Circle."
Before Ffion could say anything, Goodiegood continued. "The Circle of Snakes is actually a circle full of love by those that have gone before us to create this foundation of protection. We are simply adding to it so we can help you now. That is why you are here."
"Ffion, you are a Nyte Shade," said Goodie4u interrupting Goodiegood. With a brief look of irritation Goodiegood continued, "What you do not totally understand yet is what it means to be a true Nyte Shade. You are now part of that history and ritual which seems to be needed again. For a Nyte Shade once gave it's power to a dragon which made the Dragons the powerful creatures they are today. Our magic is lesser than the Nyte Shade since we are part witch and part fae. We can cast spells and help by way of ritual, much like the wizard, Devin, but we can only assist."
"Yes," piped in Goodie2shues, "Your ancestors giving that magic to the Dragons, mixing with the dragon blood in their veins, made the dragon's power so great that some can grant wishes, even open doorways around the world and some of the rare ones can even shift time. That is why we need to help you create a bond with the Dragon. You will be forever linked just as your ancestor was which is why you needed us to help you."
Ffion sat back down in the chair stunned. She had never even thought to ask her father more about what it meant to be a Nyte Shade when he had told her. Before she could start asking more questions from the Goodie sisters, Goodie2shues spoke. "Time is of the essence and we must hurry before this recipe of disaster is completed and we are truly cooked!
Deciding she had little choice, Ffion slowly nods her head and replies. "The others back at the castle must have trusted you to let you take me away. Plus the Nytemares would not have taken us here if they didn't trust you too," she told the sisters. "Yes, tell me what I must do." Goodiegood approached Ffion and took one of her hands while the other sisters joined their hands to complete the circle. Together the sisters looked at the candle in the middle of their circle as it suddenly flared to life while calling on the powers they needed to complete the ritual. The room began to shimmer and Ffion took on a blue glow. With that the Goodie sisters knew that they had completed the ritual. They had provided all the protection they could even though Ffion looked more haggard and distracted than she did when her father had disappeared. The Goodies had opened a portal through Ffion and now they needed to finish the transformation by heading back to the crystal egg. Goodiegood lead the others back to where the Nytemares were waiting. As they left the cottage, Goodie2shues whispered to Goodie4u, "Do you think the portal is draining her? We need to hurry if we are to help her as well as what is in the egg." In the meantime, Goodiegood helped the princess to slide on the back of her Nytemare and soon the four were rushing to the Shadows' King's castle and the crystal in the garden.
Off to one side was Hewy, the Troll, who was busy giving the Gooblin King, Hir'aeth, the evil eye as the Gooblin King wondered to himself where had Druzzy, the Troll King, snuck off too? Efem, the Tree Mother, was huddled with Dewin by a small bench and waving her hands in the air trying to make a point as she tried to get his complete attention. While Dewin was trying also to see where the Troll King had wondered off as well as try to keep one ear open to listen to Efem.
Things were certainly tense and confusing. It was then, as Goodiegood was looking around at everyone, that she noticed the large crystal-like egg in the the middle of the garden. "I doubt that has been here very long," she asked without expecting much of an answer. She realized what it was as she looked closer seeing something blue swirling around inside of it.
Turning to her sisters she said, "It looks like what we feared has happened. The Prophesy has begun with the Last Wish Dragon being lost. Now we must find out who sacrificed their magic for this to have happened." As the three sisters started looking around the garden to see who might be missing from the vision they had earlier, Goodie2shues finally hollered to the crowd, "Everyone! We don't have much time so listen up! We need to talk to Ffion or the Shadows' King. Does anyone know where they are?"
When the Dowager finished, Goodie4u mumbled loud enough for only her sisters to hear, "Now we know who sacrificed their power, as the King and Ffion being Nyte Shades are the only two beings strong enough to give up their power and not be swayed by the Darkness or Greed." Realizing that speed was now needed, Goodie2shues spoke again to the crowd. "We need to speak to Ffion immediately! The Realm depends on it!"
As her sisters disappeared, Goodiegood quietly mumbled to herself, "The best thing we can do now is get Ffion back to our place so we can whip up our 'Surrogare' recipe before this egg fully hatches. The Ntyemares are the best choice to fly us home in time."
As the other two sisters flew off to do her bidding, Goodiegood thought about trying to explain to Awena and the Dowager what was happening, but there just wasn't enough time. All she could do was shout out "Trust ME!" as she ran to follow her sisters.
They weren't dry yet and actually as she looked at herself, they were pretty sad looking. One drooped over her shoulder and the other one was still a bit frazzled on the bottom. "What am I going to do?" she thought to herself.
As she wiggled her toes, she soon smiled. "The little flower accent really makes my feet look smaller I think. I will have to wear them more often," she decided as she looked down at her now favorite pair of shoes. But as she looked back up she saw in the looking glass her saggy wings were making her look like she had visited the cookie jar one too many times this season.
Discouraged, Goodiegood turned around to open the door for her sister. As soon as she did, Goodie4u's hand popped in holding a bottle. "Try this sister," she told her. "Spray it on your wings and do hurry up!" Goodiegood looked down at the label which read 'Gloss-i-mare Canned Air ' and thought "what do I have to lose" and proceeded to spray it on her wings. Instantly they were dry and so shiny. "Oh, where did you find this miracle worker?" asked Goodiegood to her sister.
"You would be amazed at some of the things the Peddler has in his shop, but don't worry about that now," replied Goodie4u. "We have already missed the Winter Solstice and I am afraid that things are going to get worse if we don't arrive there soon."
All the details that go into creating a magical hat and a short clip on how I made the Forget me not flowers.
Now with the sisters back home, Goodie2shues was running off to check the snail mail for her latest shoe order while Goodie4u buried her nose into a book in the hopes of finding some answers. This allowed Goodiegood to have some time alone to clear her head.
As Goodiegood entered the garden, she took a deep breathe and let it out slowly. As she started to relax she began to think of all of the interesting foods she had shared at Parsley's. "While that Horn Melon drink was interesting, I will admit I had never had Dragon Fruit pie before," she thought. "But that Mingle Berry Mince pie was too delicious for words... I must get that recipe." Slowly Goodiegood's reminiscing to herself helped her find her sweet inner place. Though soon thoughts of what was happening in the Realms creeped back into her head. The look that Arnie had given her as they shooed her away would not disappear. "Maybe I should have told Arnie more of the vision?" she fretted to herself. "That's the hard part of being a seer - knowing what to or not to say..."
"I do wonder why we are so busy cooking up all this food to take with us to this herbalist called Parsley," Goodie2shues muttered to herself. Goodiegood knew Parsley and had told her sisters that they needed to go visit with her as she had information they needed in order to divert the vision they had received.
At this point, Goodiegood entered the kitchen and Goodie2shues asked her that same question as to why all the food. "Parsley told me that we are arriving at a special time. The harvest is in and they like to celebrate with thanksgiving for a good year with good fellowship. She will also be inviting some other powerful people to this meeting, so one doesn't want to show up empty handed," replied Goodiegood.
With this they put the crystal cooking bowl away and continued to finish their cooking and packing. Goodie4u popped in to the kitchen reminding her sisters that if they knew what was good for them, they better get a move on. The other two sisters nodded their heads thinking each to themselves how thankful they were to have each other and to find others to share this burden with as well. "We have everything ready, lets be going," said Goodiegood as she picked up one of the three baskets they had put together and started for the door.
"I need to pull myself together and get my head out of the mixing bowl," Goodiegood firmly told herself. The sisters often talked in "cooking terms" for after all, they were the best Bakers in the Realm and even had a magical Baking Spoon that helped them "see" things that others couldn't.
Goodiegood thought again about the message that she had received. "Great danger to all," she whispered as she saw a vision of war between all the races in the Realm of Wymsy. "The lust for power will destroy the peace of the realms if what I have seen is not averted." The thought of it made her shiver but then another feeling entered her mind.
Goodiegood would have sent the message direct to Parsley by using the Mushroom Line, but the mushrooms seemed to not grow around the Goodie cottage since the sisters liked to occasionally put mushrooms in their soups.
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