Magical Kingdom ~ Part Two
Jan 1st, 2012 by Autumn Sunshine
Siera and Summer seemed to be growing more and more each day. Queen Sunshine and King Moonbeam found it hard to imagine their girls were now almost six years old. They were getting more and more independent each day. As the girls grew, they found the understanding that come with time. They still used their magical powers very carefully. As we already know each girl has her tiny own fairy godmother, and Twinkle and Sparkle are still on duty.
Summer and Siera were looking forward to their sixth birthday, it seemed like it would take forever for July twenty-third to arrive. As they knew, their parents had promised them a wonderful party and they already had a list of all their favorite friends and of course their Uncle Michael and his new bride. They had a brand new Aunt! Her name was Gypsy and the girls loved her.
Aunt Gypsy was so much fun, with her dancing green eyes and flowing dark hair. She was so beautiful and she sang with Uncle Michael, as they made their own special magic. Michael and Gypsy now lived very close by the castle, in their own newly built home. Siera and Summer loved to visit, and did so quite often, their parents teased them and asked if they would be moving in with their Aunt and Uncle, which made both girls laugh.
So the birthday party was being planned, and to the surprise of each girl they agreed on their invitation list. They had so many special guest invited, human and animal friends alike. They could hardly wait for the big day to arrive. Gypsy and Michael promised to sing for them at the party, as special song they had written especially for the girls.
Summer and Siera were on vacation from school for the summer and were looking forward to starting first grade in September. They felt very grown up, but they had a whole month to wait for their party!
One day they were at Michael and Gypsy’s house for lunch, of course the menu included their favorite food, pizza! They had all just finished eating, when all of a sudden they heard a loud crash in the living room. Michael got to the source of the problem right away. It was their mischievous cat Sapphire, a very unusual spirited Siamese cat, she had knocked over a lamp.
Michael picked up Sapphire and shook his head as he laughed, “You were lucky this time, you didn’t break anything”. Siera said, “She still feels sad, Uncle Michael, she didn’t mean to do it”. “I know, Siera and I can only imagine what she’ll have to say to you about it later”. laughed Michael. Summer and Siera giggled and smiled at each other, they thought it was funny that their uncle couldn’t talk to the animals as well as they could.
“Well”, said Gypsy, “now that we know Sapphire is OK want to hear your special song”? Both girls eyes lit up and almost in one voice they replied that they would! “Alright, let’s go Michael”, Gypsy laughed. He answered, “After you, girls! I’ll grab my guitar and meet you in the music room”. By the time Michael got there, Gypsy was seated at the piano with Siera and Summer on each side of her.
With a nod at each other, Michael and Gypsy began to sing. The words floated through the air like magic.
“Hard to believe you’re six today
Seems only yesterday you were born
On a warm Summer’s day—so tiny,
Each of you like a fragile pink rosebud
As you burst into this world,
Two gifts from heaven, that’s what you are —
Sunshine and Moonbeam blessed,
With twin angels …
Hair like silky, spun gold
Eyes as blue as the sky
Little Princesses, spreading love and magic
Throughout the Kingdom
We all feel so lucky,
That you belong to us
Our love keeps growing, just like you
Seems like only yesterday you were babies,
In our arms —
You’ve taught us lessons of love, of hope —
Kindness and giving
Dreaming and sharing
And always and forever caring
As the gentle breezes touch your golden flowing curls
You bring smiles to all,
Grow free and happy
Little darlings of the Sun and Moon,
Be happy—be free …”
Siera and Summer looked very happy as the song ended. They hugged Michael and Gypsy as hard as they could. They looked at each other, and smiled! “Wow, that was so beautiful and I love it”! said Siera. “You wrote us our very own song”, Summer added, “we love you, and we’ll also never forget how special you are”.
Michael and Gypsy exchanged a meaningful look and nodded. They had some wonderful news to share and it seemed like the perfect moment. So they began to speak at once, then looked at each other and laughed. “Ok Michael, this is for you”! laughed Gypsy. “Summer and Siera, we have an early birthday surprise for you. There is going to be a new member in our family about the beginning of December. We’re having a baby, a brand new cousin for you”.
The girls looked at each other and finally Siera blurted out, “we’re happy, but does that mean you won’t love us anymore”? Gypsy replied in a very clear and strong voice that left no doubt in the girls minds, “No baby, don’t you ever, ever think that, even for a moment. Michael and I love you with all our hearts and that love will never change, we have enough love for all of you”.
Summer and Siera smiled at last, for they understand the beauty and the circle of love. It was never ending and it lasted through good times and bad. They love their parents, their grandparents and their aunt and uncle. Love could be everywhere and anywhere. Now their unspoken question was, would the baby be a boy or a girl? Five whole months to wait, it seemed as if they were always waiting for something!
Back at the castle Sunshine were finishing with the party invitations. “Well, that’s quite a list”, sighed Sunshine, “I’m glad it’s done”. Moonbeam nodded, in agreement, “now we have time to take a ride along the beach, it’s high time Dusk and Dawn get some exercise. What do you say, Sunshine”? “Sounds great to me, let’s go!! The girls will be with Gypsy and Michael for a couple more hours anyway”. So off they went, like two children on an exciting adventure, they galloped on the horses side by side. The sun was shining and all was right in their world. Eventually they made their way back to the castle.
As they approached their home they saw their daughters making chains of daises for Michael and Gypsy. They laughed together, their beautiful girls were always full of ideas. Moonbeam said softly to his wife with pride in his voice, “look at those two little darlings, Michael and Gypsy will be ready for anything! Summer and Siera are good practice for parenthood”. Sunshine agreed, “Michael and Gypsy will know what to expect, that’s for sure. Their daughter will be as adventuresome as our princess”. Moonbeam laughed, “So it’s a girl! I figured you’d know, darling, does Gypsy know yet”? Sunshine’s eyes were dancing as she replied, “Of course she does, her powers are strong, she knew and of course Michael is picking out names already. I’m so happy for them”!
They took the horses back to the stables and made their way to the playground, which was behind the castle. The girls were on the merry go round and they had been joined by two of their friends. Michael and Gypsy were waving each time they spun around, they looked up as Sunshine and Moonbeam came closer. “Looks like you two are keeping busy,” laughed Sunshine, “I see Jenni and Andy joined the party”. Michael looked at his sister fondly, “yeah and believe it or not, we’re all having fun, these kids are something else!! They come up with all sorts of questions, keeps us on our toes that’s for sure”.
Michael and Sunshine were very close, closer than any brother and sister could be, so deep in her heart Sunshine was positive that Michael was finally at peace with his music and with his talented wife. Gypsy was exactly who Michael had been searching for all his life, they made a perfect pair
Siera waved at her mom and dad and yelled, “Hi!! When’s supper, guys?” “Guys, you called your father and mother “guys”, Sunshine acted surprised, but Siera only laughed and said, “Oh, Mommy…you know what I mean!” Siera knew her Mom was teasing her, sometimes she knew what her parents answer would be even before she asked a question. The same was true for Summer, their magic was stronger than anyone in their whole family and they were still so very young. Sunshine and Moonbeam kept a close watch over them, as did their fairy godmothers, Twinkle and Sparkle. They also knew that one day Summer and Siera would truly understand their powers. So each kept watch and knew the strength and power of the magic the girls possessed.
Moonbeam said to everyone, “Well, how about supper? You’re all staying aren’t you?” Andy said, “We want to, but we better check with our Mom and Dad first.” Well, let’s go and I’ll talk to your parents, too.” “Alright, that’s awesome,” said Jenni, “we love it here, Summer and Siera are our best friends.” So everything was arranged and with the combination of Gypsy and Sunshine’s magic the food was ready in no time at all. They all sat down around the picnic table eating and having a fun time.
Michael laughed once again at Gypsy, “I can’t believe how many grapes you can eat, you’re going to turn into a grape.” Gypsy wrinkled her nose and looked at her husband for a minute before she replied, “Aren’t you glad we have a never ending supply of grapes?” “I sure am”, exclaimed Michael with a big smile. Sunshine looked at her brother and said, “Well Michael, I’m glad to see you understand there’s a baby on the way and she must love grapes.” Siera and Summer exchanged a smile, their Mom had said “she” again, so the baby was surely a girl!
Each day passed until finally at long last the big day had finally arrived, July twenty third, the girls were dancing on air. They were finally six years old and felt very, very grown up! The day was beautiful, it never rained on birthdays, everyone in Starshine Land knew that. So from the moment Siera and Summer bounced out of bed they chattered non-stop. They kept their Mom and Dad busy, and the party would begin at noon!
The guests began arriving, it was quite a list with all their human friends, fifteen in all. They also knew their Nana and Grandpa would be joining them, too. Their special animal friends were also invited as well. Snowball the big white bunny, Blaize the unicorn who could fly, Silver, the shiny fox, and of course Michael and Gypsy had brought along Sapphire. Twinkle and Sparkle were floating here and there, too, welcoming guests with big smiles.
The party began, there was an assortment of games to play. It was very special, and one and all felt touched with happiness and love. The girls were bubbling with excitement, they were so glad to have all their special friends with them to share this day. After the games were over and they had all won prizes, it was time to open presents. Summer and Siera opened their gifts in short order. They thanked everyone and gave all all their friends a birthday hug.
The biggest surprise of all was the cake when it suddenly appeared. It was huge and decorated in purple and white, with roses and a big sparkling star! It was a sight to behold and everyone clapped their hands loudly and sang happy birthday to the twins. Siera and Summer smiled over and over, they were so very excited and happy today.
Soon it was time, and Michael and Gypsy sang the birthday girls their special song! Their voices blended together in a beautiful melody, everyone listened and when the song came to an end, they heard a tremendous amount of applause.
Gypsy and Michael nodded and Michael said, “Well I guess the song says it all. Much love and happiness to Siera and Summer on their sixth birthday. May we all be as happy as we are today, as our circle of love grows.”
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