Chapter 1: Home Sweet Home
"Flora, are you ready yet? The hoverbus will be here in five minutes!" I heard my roommate Bloom call out from outside our dorm. She was waiting outside in the main room with my friends, Tecna, Musa, Stella and Layla, and I was guessing they were impatient to get out in the Alfea grounds, free from society and onto their hoildays in their planets.
The bonded pixies, Digit, Tune, Amore, Piff and Lockette were going with them to their planets. Unfortunetly, Bloom was going to Earth to see Vanessa and Mike and she was going to stay with them for the holidays.
I was excited too, because it was going to be Rose's birthday tonight in my planet Linphea and my parents and I had set up a party for her at my favorite place in the entire planet of Linphea: The Enchanted Garden.
It was magical flower garden that can grant any wish from any person that lived on Linphea. It's also a sacred place to the people of Linphea too. The King and Queen of Linpea, Queen Isabelle and King William, along with their children, a girl named Princess Linphea who was named after their planet, and their son, Prince Luke, kept the garden safe from enemies who has wanted it for centuries.
The royal family has been responsible for the garden for generations at a time and, with my family's permission from the royal family, we were able to get the party in The Enchanted Garden for Rose's party. "Almost Bloom! Just give me a second!" I cried as I wavered my hands over my plants that I was going to take as a present to Rose's birthday.
Immediately, the plants minimized themselves with my magic and jumped into my suitecase. "So, will your little sister like me, Flora?" My bonded pixie, Chatta the pixie of gossip, asked as she helped me pack my clothes.
"Of course she will, Chatta." I smiled at her as I grabbed my suitecase and walked out the dorm door, seeing all my friends standing up the moment I stepped into the room.
"Finally! Flora, are you always this late on holidays like this?" Stella sighed, smiling. I shook my head, no. "Not always, but occasionally, Stella." "Come on Stella. You know how Flora's like-always on the dot, but sometimes, I guess." Bloom said, winking at her best friend.
Stella beamed. "Yeah, you're right Bloom. Anyway, we have to get going girls! Let's go!" she cried and ran outside along with Amore. "Wait for us Stella!" I cried and ran after her with my friends running behind me.
We stopped outside the gates to Alfea, the pink building for the fairies from all over the dimension. In several seconds, the hoverbus that took us to our planets around the dimension.
The hoverbus's first stop was Andros which took several hours and Layla was the first to leave. "Bye Layla! We'll see you in a couple of weeks!" I waved to my friend, just like the others.
"Bye guys! See you after summer break!" Layla waved back and stepped off the hoverbus, running towards the palace of Andros through the gate with Piff in her hood. I smiled as the hoverbus started to move away from the palace.
The next planet was Linphea which was my stop. I watched the blur of the outside move before my eyes. Soon, my planet appeared all of a sudden like it was a flashback from a past. "This is my stop, you guys." I smiled at my friends.
Bloom stood up and, like what she did with Layla, she hugged me goodbye. Musa did the same too, but I think Tecna was too busy with her laptop to hug me, but I didn't mind. I know that she'd hug me when I get back and apologize to me for not saying goodbye earlier.
"See you after the school break!" I waved and jumped off the hoverbus, turning around and waving goodbye to my friends who were waving back to me from the window. "Let's get walking, Flora." Chatta cried and I walked through the gardens of Linphea, towards my house which wasn't too hard to find becuase it was pink, my favorite color.
Just as I was about to knock the front door, the door was yanked open by my little sister, Rose. "Flora!" she squealed and hugged me tight after I dropped my suitecase. "Hello Rose." I smiled at her when we pulled away.
"This is my bonded pixie, Chatta, Rose." I introduced Chatta to my little sister. Chatta smiled up at Rose with such happiness that Rose couldn't help but hug her too.
"Oh!" Chatta yelped, surprised. I giggled and stood up as I grabbed my suitecase. "Rose, can you please lead me to my room?" I asked kindly.
Rose let Chatta go and nodded bubbly. "Sure thing Flora. Mom went to Flower Town to buy some stuff for home but Cassidy decided to care for me so she can see you when you got home." Rose helped me with my suitcase, even though she was seven years old and insisted on carrying it for me, even if it was her birthday today.
Cassidy was our cousin who loved staying with us because of me and Rose. "There!" Rose cried triumphantly as she dropped my suitecase near my desk on the floor. "Thanks Rose," I smiled at her and gave her a kiss on the forehead. "Where's Cass?" I asked. "She's sleeping in the guest room right now, but I'm sure she knows you're here, Flora." Rose grinned and winked at me. "True." I agreed, nodding at her.
"Anyway, let's watch TV while we wait for Mom." I suggested and Rose immediately agreed before running out of my room and into the lounge room, switching the TV on. The sounds almost blared out through the entire house but thanks to Rose who had the remote, she was able to turn it down in case Cassidy would wake up.
I walked out of my bedroom, shutting it behind me, and I also ran out the hall of the house and into the lounge room to watch TV with Rose. Suddenly, my phone vibrated in one of the front pockets of my pale pink jeans.
I reached into my pocket and looked at the screen. It was my boyfriend, Helia. "Hey Helia," I said sweetly. "Hey Flora, are you in Linphea? I'm trying to seach for you right now."
"Really?" I beamed. "Oh, I'm at a pink house near the gate of Linphea. You'll see it immediately." "Thanks Flora. I love you." "I love you too, Helia." I hung up and when I looked up, I saw Rose arch her eyebrows at me. "What is it Rose?" I asked, confused.
"You didn't tell me that you had a boyfriend Flora." she said sounding hurt. "Sorry Rose, but it's only been for several months now. His name is Helia and you'll see him when he is here." Rose smiled and turned back to the TV.
Suddenly, the door knocked once and I stood up from the couch, going to the front door.
To be continued...