A Very Magical Person (VMP)
"Oh my cookies!" uttered Goodiegood " I do believe we are going to have a guest! I just can't make out what he is yet though, " as she lifted the Birch Baking Spoon before her eyes from its honored resting place. “Listen up you two. We are going to have a VMP showing up here real soon, so you had better get ready," she continued as she waved around the Spoon. Note the Spoon (it is an important prop) - (As the birch tree is symbolic of the one who never stops wondering, it also reminds us of our childlike innocence. It intensifies the inner resolve to adventure beyond the confines of the ordinary world and in the Realm of Wymsy is the perfect magical spoon to have.)
"What do you mean sister? Hand me the Baking Spoon so I can see too," asked Goodie4u. As Goodiegood handed the spoon to her sister, Goodie4u's eyes started to roll around in her head as she started to 'see'. "Why you're right! It's a Dragon! A Very Magical Person (VMP) for sure sister."
Goodie2shues was only able to hear a part of what was being said, being in the pantry getting more supplies for baking. As she entered the kitchen she saw that Goodie4u was ‘seeing’ something which wasn't unusual as that is what the Spoon did for the sisters. The spoon would enhance each of the sister's particular talent to stir up a wonderful delight for them to experience. Goodie2shues thought of herself as the most sensible and mature of the three sisters though she was the youngest sister. That being said, she asked her two older sisters, “What are you two squawking about like old hens?”
“I said there is a Dragon coming!” replied Goodie4u.
“I said there is a Dragon coming!” replied Goodie4u.
"You mean the Dowager? I would not let her hear you calling her a Dragon even if she is the head of the Wish Dragon clan. Anyhow you both know there hasn't been any real Dragons in our lovely land for a vvvvveeerrry long time,” Goodie2shues finished as she sat down the cooking items she had been carrying.
Goodie4u shook her head and smiled. “Nope little sister. What is coming is an actual Dragon! And he will be here soon. He seems a little lost but he will definitely find the path that will lead him here," she continued waving the Baking Spoon around. Maybe if she pointed it in different directions it would show her what direction the Dragon would be coming from?
"Oh, hand me the Baking Spoon Sister, that I might see too" asks Goodie2shues. As Goodie4u2 hands the spoon off to her sister, her eyes return back to their lovely normal color while Goodie2shues’ hair starts to stand up like static electricity was flowing through it. "Why the poor little Dragon doesn't know yet why he is to stop here. Oh my! He has a birthday to celebrate....his own! Oh ladies, we are going to have some fun preparing for this VMP guest indeed."
While the sisters are foreseeing Hungry’s arrival, the little Wish Dragon is out wandering in the woods looking for Meen, the Pyksee.
He had wanted to get away from his school lessons for a while and play so he has snuck away early that morning before his classes started. But now his tummy was beginning to rumble and he was truly getting hungry. What is a little Dragon to do who has a refined palate and doesn't go in for eating little squirrels or birds (ugh!)?
At one point, Hungry saw a Twitter Bird flitting from tree to tree. “Well maybe a Twitter Bird could be nice?” he thought smacking his lips. As if the bird could hear Hungry’s thoughts, quickly it darted away and soon disappeared. “Well, I guess it’s not going to lead me to food,” Hungry decided in disappointment. Eating the bird had truly never been in his mind, he had hoped that the bird would find a berry bush or something sweet. As he stepped over an old fallen tree, he caught a whiff in the air. "Hmmm... What is that smell?” the little Dragon asked himself. Turning his nose in several directions to figure out where the smell was coming from it did not take long to find the scent again. “It's doesn't smell like the Sugar Plum Bakery,” he pondered, “but it’s still making my tummy rumble. I need to see what this is," he decided as he started to follow his nose down the path.
Soon after going down a hill and around a Standing Stone (or was it an ancient Troll, he always got those mixed up) Hungry spots where the smell was coming from. "Oh it is a sweet looking house (quite literally as it had a gingerbread trim and a candy cane fence around it). I wonder if they would mind me just showing up like this and… Oooh, I do hope they will share whatever they are cooking right now," he thought as his stomach again began to rumble but this time louder than before.
As Hungry started to approach the yard he noticed a couple of large orange gourds sitting on the ground by the candy cane gate entrance. They both had funny looking faces carved into them and a light flickering inside making the faces look like they were moving. Hungry jumped when he touched the gate handle as one of faces winked at him! This place was strange and he almost decided to leave, but it was at that moment both his stomach growled and the smell of whatever was cooking inside hit him again. Deciding to go on, the little Dragon winked back at the pumpkin (which made it blush) and continued to the cottage door.
Before Hungry's paw touched the door when he started to knock, the door suddenly swung open! Standing in the entrance was a little old (well, she looked old to him) faery holding a big spoon. After all, she did have wings like him and he was told faeries did too. At first he was worried that she was going to chase him off (it was the way she was holding that big spoon that made him worried), but then she smiled the nicest sweetest smile. Stepping aside, she waived her spoon like a pointer and gestured him inside. As he ducked his head and stepped inside though, Hungry noticed something moving above his head which made him jump the rest of the way in. Looking up he saw what at first looked like a bunch of twigs tied together, but when he looked closer, realized they were moving and had heads! It was a bunch of snakes. Blinking several times and then looking back again, it now appeared that it was sticks. Were his eyes playing tricks on him? Again he thought that maybe he should have left when the pumpkin winked at him. But again, his stomach betrayed him and started to growl.
Hungry's eyes roll back in his head as he takes in a deep breath, smelling the most delicious smells he has ever experienced before! “That smells wonderful,” he exclaims before he realized that he had said it out loud. "Are you a Sugar Plum faerie too? I have eaten at their bakery but it has never smelled as good as what you are cooking.” Again Hungry takes in a big breath and when he does, his stomach growls loud enough for all of the Goodie sisters to hear. Blushing from embarrassment, he politely asks, “Do you mind if I could have a bite or two as that smell is making my tummy soooo very hungry?”
Goodie4u walks over to Hungry and takes his paw to lead him to an oversized chair by their little table. "Sit here Little Prince, so that we can get you a bite to eat. And no, we are not that silly Sugar Plum faery. She only knows how to cook mostly with sugar and plums... we are so much more than that.”
"Yes, Little Prince,” continues Goodiegood, “We cook with the elements of fire like Cinnamon, Clove, and Allspice plus a few more on a special birthday such as this. Spices wake up the tongue and still the fire within, which is what a little fire Dragon like you needs.” Hungry turns his big eyes towards the sisters and replies while smacking his lips, "I don't know about being a prince or whose birthday it is... but if it includes these tasty looking treats, whatever you are talking about I am all in!"
So the three sisters left Hungry at the table that was covered with sweet delights. As he reached for a cherry tart (or three - after all, he was a growing Dragon!) his eyes darted around the room. There was a huge black pot blubbing away in the fireplace with a spoon stirring it all by itself. He did have to duck his head once or twice as the Goodie Sisters had dishes and ingredients flying around the room. He even thought he could hear music like "bibbly blobby boo" in the background. But he was sure that his little dragon ears must be playing tricks on him. "If this is what a birthday is like" thought Hungry, I want one every day!"
The Goodies continued their magical baking for they knew indeed that he had been born this month of October and things were going to be changing very soon for him since he was coming of age. The sisters, because of both the spoon and their seerer abilities, also knew he came from a long line of royal Dragons and had some serious decisions ahead of him to make soon.
The sisters were happy to be a part of Hungry's birthday party. They created balloons for him to fill with little burst of his breath that made them float. They strung ribbons and bows around the room and blew into the air something glittery that floated above their heads and would only fall when he blew out his lite birthday candles that they had placed on the cake. They even told him that he could certainly indulge by eating the rest of the cake after they each took only one small slice... it was soooo good indeed the little Wish Dragon thought as he savored each bite. He topped it off with the best Cinnamon Apple cider drink too! The terrific food and spicy hot drink made the little Dragon happy, full, and with a warm glow around his heart from all the fire baking elements he had consumed.
But now the party was winding down and Goodie4u slid her chair over next to the Dragon and said "Little Prince, it is now time for you to head home. Others are worried about you and need to find you soon.” She continued as they all stood up from their chairs and Goodie2shues handed Hungry a funny looking little stick, “We give you this spell stick that will point you to the shortest way back to them as time is of the essence.” Before he could ask what she meant, Goodiegood and Goodie4u both hugged him as they started moving him towards the door as all three sisters were telling him how pleased they were to meet him. As they closed the door, the sisters turned to each other with tears in their eyes. "This isn't the last time we will see him is it?” Goodie2shues asked. As Goodiegood was holding the spoon, she shook her head in the negative and answered, "The time has finally come that we have foreseen and it seems we are going to be playing a small part in it."
As Hungry started out of the gate (again with the pumpkins winking at him when he closed it), with a full stomach and now a magical stick to lead him home, it wasn't until he looked back one last time did he realize that the cottage had disappeared! This was a strange place indeed but soon his thoughts about the disappearing cottage were replaced with the memories of the lovely meal he had just eaten with the realization that this was his birthday. "I must remember to visit this time again next year," he thought as he also began to ponder what the Goodies meant by others being worried about him. Hopefully it would not take too long to get home he was thinking as he followed where the stick would tug when he pointed it in the right direction. "At least before my stomach starts to rumble again," he decided.