Welcome back faithful readers, welcome also to those who are new to Fred in Yonderland! Barbara and I are ready and proud to present to you the 4th chapter of our story! Since this comfy couch is taken now, we advise you to sit back in one of your own chairs and follow us to Yonderland…. Enjoy!!!
SLAM! I was up in an instant. Did I really hear something? Was I dreaming? Man…, sure sounded like the front door closing really hard. I stood still for a moment listening. Wow, that kinda freaked me out.
After that weirdness I went to look at my gems. It seemed nothing was missing. My rainbow butterfly was still there, it’s rare, very rare. I believe they said its worth was like, somewhere around a thousand Simolians.
Still spooked I ran to see Barb. Talking so fast I was out of breath. I made sure to turn on every light I came across on the way to Barbs room. I woke Barb up with such a start… Oh well… she’ll get over it.
“Barb, did you hear that? I think someone was in the house! I heard the front door slam. Oh god, what if Sean’s right? What if someone is after our collection?” I was still very freaked out.
“Fred, calm down, chill a bit. I’m certain that everything is ok. Did you see anything out of place?” Barb said in a calming voice.
“Well, no, to tell you the truth I didn’t.”
“OK then, let’s go back to bed and get some more sleep.”
Well, this house is really big and my room was WAY over on the other side of it. I was not about to go WAY over there. So like a child I asked: “Barb can I sleep in your bed?” – “Of course you can”, and so I did.
The next morning I called Sean. He did not answer, but that didn’t matter. I left a message that we’re coming over. Something in the backyard caught Barb’s eye. I went with her to find out what it was.
We saw these lights all over the place. We got close to one and found it to be an uncut gem. We got to looking at more and discovered that there were rocks and even rare insects. Now we really had to hurry to Sean’s. This whole time it did not matter what I did. I just couldn’t shake the ‘being watched’ feeling that has come over me lately.
All of a sudden Nita appeared. “Wow, Nita, you’re looking for Sean too?”
“No, I live here”, he responded.
“Oh I see, I did not know that.” Well… then another one of my questions was answered on this day, which explained the unmade bed in the spare room I discovered the first time I was here.
“We need to talk to you both.” Nita invited us in.
I had to tell Sean what I felt at my home. The unseen presence, the loud noise I heard. I was almost frightened. Well, I WAS frightened! And then this really odd thing which keeps happening to Barb… that every time she walks by something of value, a shining light streams out of it.
We gathered in the living room. Nita began to explain to Barb what it might be:
“Remember I had said that magical things could happen around the book?” Nita started.
“Well you see, as I became Shaman, you must have received a bit of the magic yourself, which allows you to be able to see what others cannot. But beware Barb, there are dangers with a power like that.”
Sean stepped into the conversation: “We have been watching the thugs hideout, but they remain elusive. We have been unable to catch the thieves. There have been reports in town of several break ins. We all need to be extra careful.”
He introduced himself as Rex Barringer. He had such a smug look about him. I don’t know, I mean… I just thought something was off about him. I kept getting this bad feeling that I knew him from somewhere, I just couldn’t place it.
I don’t think anyone could tell that I was a little bit scared. I did not want to go home alone. Well, I know Barb would be there too, but tonight I wanted to be with Sean. I wanted to tell him how I feel about him and how he makes me feel.
I had asked Sean to please take me home, come stay with me? He hugged me so tightly that I felt every inch of his body against mine. My breath caught in my throat. He whispered in my ear. “It would be my pleasure.”
“Barb, Sean is going to take me home, would it be ok if Nita brought you home?”
Nita spoke before Barb could reply, “of course Fred, I would be happy to! Maybe Barb and I can go for dinner. I will make sure she gets home safely.”
To be continued…